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THE HERALD IX SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND —I.os Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on .ale at the news stands in the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The Los Angeles Herald can he seen at the office of our English representa tives. Messrs. K. and J. Hardy & Co., 30 31 and 3' Fleet street. London. England, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to ro celve news, subscriptions and advertise ments on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ■ ager. ' _ _ — ■ Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN r" Still no answer to the question where Dr. Houghton got it. Don't go fishing or automobiling on Thursday. It's election day. This is a great year for the confer ring of degrees. The police commis sion Is nbout to give the "third de cree" to Captain Dixon. The dearest hope nf the backers of riarney Healy and Dr. Houghton is that the better element of the city will be too busy to go to the polls this week. Disappoint them. The chamber of commerce commit tee on union station, which is soon to nyet again, should clear its throat for several loud, long, reverberating noises that can be heard as far as New York city and Riverside, 111. Barney Healy is on record ns having voted when in council against (heaver light. It was in harmony with his record when any matter came lip in which he had to weigh the cor porations' desires against the public benefit. Mr. Taft's message on the water ways bill might be boiled down to read as follows: "This Is a bnd bill, framed on the wrong principle, and Is mostly political pap. I wish I had the cour age to veto it, but I herewith respect fully attach my signature." Constant Header: Yes, the Slbley who spent $40,000 to get his nomina tion to congress in Pennsylvania is the "My dear Joe" who got the Standard Oil letters contemporaneous with For aker'p billet doux from the same source. It is no easy thing to get men of the ability, honesty and high character of George 11. Stewart and Frederick .1. Whiffen to servo in the city coun cil. An overwhelming vote for them will show the rest of the country that J.os Angeles appreciates its present opportunity . Dr. Houphton and Barney Hraly wani>'l Mayor Alexander to run thr> rity widr open—which in the vernacu lar for Wtins; immorality have Its un molested fling—for conventions held We don't believe the fathers and mothers of this town want that kind of men in high office. June was made memorable In Den ver by the complete redemption of tlio city from corporation rule and nelf seeking politicians, and the city re ceived a great advertisement from it. Tho month couldn't close better than with a similar victory for clean gov ■ rnment In L<>m Angeles, Why no! rhlp In "f your menus to ot ( lood i lovernment? ■ \ of 'In movement to 1 ■ ■;• . from the hands of the thai disgraced it and ■ : re i waj Its Immensely valuable i for carrying Kcept that which i omes from thi ■ ■ linens of the fi iriuls of clean admin Don't got panic stricken by any threats thai the progress of Los An geles li going to be stopped by any result of the election. Lob Angeles can be depen I'M upon to deal ener fgotlcally with any man or coterie thai seriously tries to bring that about for any reason. Your best judgment, not your fears, prejudice! or passions, should constrain you when you cast jour ballot. ITS BUSINESS SIDE IT WILT, be worth a great deal to this city to have the news pub lished hrondrnst through the coun try next Friday morning that the profit city Of 1-os Angeles is determined to have the best public administration of any large city in the country. Conversely, tht news that the city had taken its Hoalys and Houßhtons to its bosom aßiiin would have a strongly deterrent effect upon that well-to-do < lass of prospective residents iiml buyers of property who may have been wavering in a desire to come this way and need only something like this td dip the scales the wrong way. This country hw many cities whose incompetent government nml graft rule have made them undesirable for the roaring of the young, and have raised taxes to OUtrageoUf rates. If tiio news , dlipatchea tell them next Friday that ' in Los Angeles they will find one of the Cleanest American communities— morally ami politically—we'll have very much more hope of adding them to our number than if it is announced that il; Angel City doesn't care to be bet ter than Tammanyized New York, Mc- Carthylzed San Francisco, Fitzgerald- ! i/.e<l Boston and Keyburnized Philadel- ; phia. The election of Stewart and Whiften ! —able, dean and honest business men— to ths city council will mean the one j thing. The election of Barney Healy and Pr. Houghton, former councilmen with bad records, will mean the other thing. Be more alarmed over the prospect of a bad report going out over the conn- j try, Mr. citizen, than that one or two corporations here at home are going to Stop cur progress—Which they can't do. There i.« a keen and wide-spread in terest in this election all over the land. It will be worth a great sum to Los I Anpeles—if tho purely business aspect ' of the matter appeals most strongly to | you—to have it published far and wide j that this town is to be a shining light | for clean, non-partisan government among the cities of America. MEXICO'S GLORIOUS DAY WITH great satisfaction we learn from tlie ti legraph dispatches that election day passed off in Mexico without any disorder and that General Porfirio Dlaa was elected pres ident for another seven-year ti rm by an overwhelming majority. Details arc meager, we regret to say. for an election in .Mexico is a very in teresting thing to the American under standing of the term. But in a gen eral way. from a recollection of pome previous Mexicanised franchlsed vau deville, it can he described with a near approach to fidelity. As election day approaches General Diaz withdraws his perennial announcement that he will not be a candidate to succeed him self, orders out his regulars and rurales to see that things go "without disor der" at the polls, has the police gather up any ambitious parties that aspire to swing their legs under the official mahogany and put them in jail. Meanwhile the genera] kindly relieves the friends nf the imprisoned parties of the bother of election detail by hav ing his trusty servitors select the elec tion officers, who are familinr enough witli Spanish to see that no ignorant elector shall disqualify himself by leav ing the name of Diaz off his ticket, for ac< ording to election precedents, if not laws, it is sufficient for dlsfran chlsement if one is so Illiterate as to omit thai t illsmanlc name from his bal lot. Bayonets arc then drawn, the procession forms, the election pro ii tenor to the end, and the votes arc counted, or such of them as the officially appointed election offl decide shall be counted. Tlie patriotic function over, it then remains to file dispatches announcing the result. Mexican newspapers either say it is a glorious day for the nation "i say nothing, lest the soldiers take over the management of such as feel differently about it. Home American newspapers comment that Diaz' re election is the only thing- that saves Mexico from anarchy, others jeer a little and forget it, and the American trusts that Diaz has given favors in return for favors received in turn by himself chuckle softly. Francesco 1. Madero, the leading can didate against Diaz, who has been pressing his nose against the inside of the bars of a prison for "seditious Ut terances," something like Olfford Pin ctol and .Minister Crane utter in this country, may !»■ released in a feu days upon promising to bo good. THE LICENSE ORDINANCE THK license ordinance t<> be submit ted to the voters at the election Thursday deserves tin: careful consideration of all who have tiie best Interests of the city at heart, This li tin- first time in the history of the municipality that .-i Jusl and equitable measure of this nature has been xub mltted for action by the i itlzi'iis, ;ind it embodies all that Is best ami most di slrable In the way of reform along Its 1 articular line. Thin ordinance Is not designed to in the burden of taxation; on the other hand, its purpose is to equalise taxation and distribute the burden In proportion to the Incomes. jt has been conscientiously and care fully drawn. Jt is a desirable measure. or it. The federal administration Is much .1 with the passage of iis bills, but how many of them would have ,! if ii had ii"i been for the jmli 1L pressure as voiced by the Demo crats and faithful band of Insurgents ,n congress whom the president lias several times scored in public speech rotary Dickinson Bays Secretary Ballinger will !»■ completely vindicated i,y i!h' report of the Nelson commit tee. The country seems to understand thai ii" 1 committee has placed a large order of slacked lime and brushes. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, .H NE 28, 1010. A Quiet Election in Mexico / / 0 yy -^ i jt f^ S^Hvf "j 1 ll&jrft|BHiß DZj"TjBJB ' E^3|BdS 1 HBK^^^bß iGfitfi Byys c&wT-r^ '^ STANDING PAT ITT HAT does the United States sen- I \ l ate propose to do about the ' ' case of one of its members, William Lorimer of Illinois, who is ac cused of having purchased his seat in that body with the most flagrant and unblushing bribery and debauchery of a state legislature in the history of the country? It is not to be forgotten that the law and a spirit of justice regard Lorimer tin innocent man until he has been convicted by a jury of his peers, al though it is hard for the most judicial minds even to suspend judgment in this case, with its many signs of the truth of all that has been charged. Nevertheless, it Is fairly to be expect sd of the "greatest deliberative body nn earth" that it will appreciate the gravity of the position in which :ts honor has been placed by the incident. One would think that a proper sense of that honor would not only make Lorimer eager to clear his name at the earliest possible moment, but the senate to purge itself of even a sus picion that it looked lightly upon the bare possibility of harboring a charac ter so unworthy of the association of decent men as Lorimer is charged with being. It seems incomprehensible to honest men that an honest man could sit content for a single hour longer than possible under the stigma; equally incomprehensible that an hon orable body would prolong the doubt for a moment beyond fair time. Yet, what has been done? Lorimer has delivered himself of a very uncon vincing tirade of expletive and invec tlve against his accusers and lapsed Into silence and. apparently, inaction. The senate has named a committee of Investigation with Julius Caesar Bur rows, a man who does not possess great popular confidence as a seeker lor truth of any kind, at its head. This committee is concealing its ac tions admirably if it is trying to do so. Meantime the united press of Chicago and the, majority of the newspapers of Illinois are calling upon Lorimer to re lieve himself, his state and the senate of the ugly scandal by disproving, if possible, the confessions of legislators. A remembrance of the laggard way in which the senate took up the case of Smoot, the Mormon accused of big amy, i- forced on the people by the Loilmei 1 case.. Is it possible that the canker of stand-pattism lias eaten into the sensibilities of the senate so deeply that it does not care, what the country thinks of, its doings or its personnel? VACATION DAYS ' When Johnnie comes to grandma's house old Town, r runs away; The kitten climbs the apple tree ami stays up there .ill day; The chickens In i.i" barnyard arc as Ilus tered as can be; They don't approve >>( little boys, as any one can see. And man) a night beforo he cornea poor Nora lies awuke Devising hiding; places for the things that ho might break; The Jam and jeUy's sure to bo up on thu highest shelf, But grandma gets them down sometimes, and bid* him help himself. When Johnnie comes to grandma's house then '« mud upon the Boor, And thumb-printa on the banisters and grease on every door; Tho house is always upside down tho whole time he is ihere; Poor Nora sighs and wonders why dear grandma doesn't i are, But when at last that boy'a in bed and everything is still, Old Towser leaves the barn and Tabby ven tures forth at will— 'TIS then the much-abused mn chair holds conclave In the dark with the old clock In the corner, standing there so SUIT and stark. "I'm quite worn out," sin' limply nichs, "glnoa that jrouni scapegrace., John, Came out from town I've l "'" nt times most rudely Cat upon.' ■■It beats my time," the clock repllen, "how modern young folks do; 11 wasn't so In my day. What's the world ■ coming to?" And the causa of all the trouble— do you think the radial cares?— Ib miles away In slumber land In nil ma I Ij.'.i upstairs. But grandma snyn when «he goes In to tuck the blankets down, "Dear, dear, we will be lonesome when that boy goes back to town." —Mary Grov* in Delineator. California Topics Representative Fordney of Michigan Is coming to Kansas to lambast the insurgents and to aid Mr. Calderhead of the fifth district. The standpatters hope that he will be able to do more good for their cause than did Duncan McKinlay of c California, who, after making a number of speeches in this state, returned to Washington and in formed the standpat congressmen that some of them would be defeated for nomination.—Wichita Eagle. It seems that Lucky Baldwin wasn't a wealthy man after all, leaving only ten millons. Still, he was about as well off as if he were rich.—Philadel phia Inquirer. Leather Burbank has produced a primsorc five inches in diameter. That's all right, but he would do more good by producing a seedless blackberry that has a flavor.—Wichita Eagle. California boosters are to give away oranges on their trip east. And that reminds us that Senator Heyburn says the Utah senators started to give or anges to the people of this region on the railroad short-haul clause, but gave them lemons instead.—Salt Lake Tribune. When Mrs. Alice Stebbin Wells is ap pointed a Los Angeles policeman, there will be some scenes in police court. — Milwaukee Sentinel. "Callfornlans out for senate," says the headline of a political item. A lot of other people are also out for it, ■ORie even with axes.—Philadelphia North-American. Kansas gets In it again: U. P. Webb, the attorney general of California who is to prevent the prize fight, formerly lived In Butler county where he whs familiarly known as United States Webb. He was county superintendent nt Hiitler county for two terms.—Wich ita Eagle. Merely in Jest AN EXPLANATION Young Jones was accosted In front of the Greensboro drug store by Hie minister, who said: "Mr. .Tones, I noticed that last Sunday you in,i up and left the church In the middle of my sermon. This pained me deeply. I hope you have some suitable explanation to offer." "Oh, yen, llr," said Jones, with an May smile. "I thought you knew, sir, that since infancy I have been a somnambulist." AMONG THEMSELVES The town council of a small German i community met to inspect a new site for a hall. They assembled at a chapel, and as it was a warm day a member suggest ed that they should leave their coats there. "Someone can stay behind and watch them," suggested another. ■ "What for?" demanded a third. "If we are all going out together, what need is there for anyone to watch the clothes?"—Tit-Bits. HER AILMENT Brother Par.go—'Peahs like dat cul lud doctuh am makin' a heap o' calls on Brudder Lopp's young yallah wife. Am she as Kick as all dat? Brother Rattareo —Nussah; she's as good lookln' as all dat.—Puck. NOT TRUE TO LIFE "Realism on the stage? There is' no such thin«." "How now?" "Six months elapse between act I and act 11, and yet they have the same. cook." —Kansas City Journal. THE MYSTERIOUS TARGET First Policeman—Did you hear about that woman on the west .side shooting a burglur last night? Second Policeman—Yes. What do you suppose she was aiming at? —Chi- cago News. —— ♦ « » SOUNDS LIKE IT Bacon —There mint be a good deal «l suf fering over In Germany and Austria." Egbert—What makcß you think »')? "I read In the paper today that those two countries have together 150 cooking schools." — Vonkers Statesman. ♦-•-• WOULDN'T KEEP ■•You iay you can't keep ]■'■•" and pud dings In that ice chc«t of ours. Katie?" "No ma'am.'.' ••And why not. Katie?" "BecAUM Tommle knows the combination, ma'am." — lonisers Statesman. .-. • ; Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS— Letters Intended (or publication mul tie accompanied by the name and address of the writer. Tho Herald fives tba widen latitude to correspondents, but assumes no responsibility for their vlaw*. I otters must not succeed 200 words. ■ GIVES FIGURES ON FOREIGN ELECTRIC POWER AND LIGHT Editor Horald: So much interest being around now by the broadca literature of the lighting companii that the following figures taken fro Garcke's Manual of Electric I'rulertak ings an 1 of Interest as showing ho our British cousins d<> things. In' London the thirteen private cli trie lighting companies charged 11)03-4 I 1; cent* a unit more than tl municipal plants charged and the pi vate companies thai year made n profits of $3,234,170. in the provinc the municipalities charged l'» cents unit less than the private companll Thus the municipal customer! savi nearly $4.500,uu0, notwithstanding whl< the municipalities made l'j per cc more In gross profits than the hig priced private companies". l.ivi rpi paid .i private company $2,000,000 f the electric plant which had cost t ite company $1,250, Thai is t( the municipality had to earn mi i and pay contributions to a sink fund on a dead weight of $. The company charged IS centt foi lighting and 10 cents per unit for power: In spite of their heavy burden thi city of Liverpool has gradually reduced the charges to 7U cents per unit fol private light, 4 cents for public light and t cents and 2 cents for power, >ie cordlng to the quantity user!. Under municipal management the prices arc 50 per cent lens than the private com pany charged. The city of Leeds paid $1,840,000 for a privately owned electric plant, sivlng the shareholders IS6O for every $500 in vested. The city reduced prices at and in two years made a cash net profit of 181,740, which want into the general fund and reduced taxes to that extent. I. H. RYCKMAN. Lob Angeles, June 27. URGES LOCALLY OWNED R. R. TO SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Editor Herald: What is the matter with a locally-owned jallroad to con nect with the San .Tonoiuln valley? We always have trouble with the present ones, and probably always will. They prefer San Franc and give It In every way the advantage, not only In price hut In train service. We are put at a disadvantage in freight, passenger and mails. A Los Angeles merchant cannot sell Roods on equal terms with San Francisco, a Los Angeles passen ger for the oil fields is sidetracked somewhere to wait for a train from San Francisco, and a Los Angeles morning paper cannot be had north of Tehachapi until it ia a day older than the. San Francisco one. In short, the. railroad service Is for San Fran cisco and not for Los Angeles. This being the case, why not hay» a locally-owned railroad ato do older n the Han FTanclflCO o.ii'. In short, railroad service is for Ban Fran o and not for Los Angeles, his being the case, why not hnv» locally-owned railroad to do OUI business with that section? Even on« to Bakemfleld would do it, and that Is only 165 miles away by wagon road, less than eight hours by automobile, Surely, with tho wealth of Los Ango los, the richest county in the west— not excepting Chicago—this could be done. A city thai can spend $23,000,000 on a water supply and has a great free harbor should not bo balked by so small a matter as a 150-mlle rail road. CHAB. A. GARDNER. Pasadena, June 25. ~- —— —— DECLARES KUSEL'S BOOK CONTAINS GROSS ERROR Editor Herald: Mr. K. E. Kusel makes known through The Herald Let ter Box that he has been "Inspired" to put In booklet form some of his "original sayings" "for the betterment of the religious and the generality Now, just why he does not want "his layings" and views criticised is hard for me to understand. Unless he is ashamed to havo his sayings held up to public view, why should he object? My understanding is that If one Is a triitl» seeker or thinks he has the truth he should be mor* than willing to be criticised. The editor of The Herald In no doubt, willing to bo criticised and willing to be "shown." Mr. Kusel's "sayings" may find lodgment and take root in the minds of some, but I believe all who read. his booklet and view it from a reasonable and logical standpoint Will see that it contains much gross error. W. H. STEEL. Downey. Cat.. 'June 27. St. Louis' Eccentric Millionaire A unique character is David Kanken, jh., one of St. Louis' wealthiest eitlisens and rounder of the Lavld 3, Ranken Jr. gohool of Mechanical Trades, who has Joined tho Cihtokl'' class of philan thropists and will .11« ■ n poor man. Ha has deeded his entire fortune, estimates nt more than $8,000,000, to the board oi trustees of tho Hiiiikcii school, to be use,i in the maintenance ami enlarge inrni of this instltntlon, which promises to lie .mo of the largest schools of ltl kind in the world. Tho endowment is greater than that of any other sduca tlonal Institution In Missouri except Washington university. Mr. Hankon reaerVM less than $3000 a year tor his support. 'ID a reporter of the St. Louis Hepub llc Mr. Hankon said: ■•1 diiilke very muoh to tee my numo in the newspaper*. I don't want it, please. 1 decline to say anything about it. Tiie matter is in the hands «>£ tho board of trustees.'' Mr. Ranken has never been seen on a business matter at his home. Like, his Office, his home Is unpretentious. He occupies three email rooms over a gro cery store on the southwest corner 01 fifteenth street and Washington ave nue When he enters the side door on Fifteenth street he climbs to his room*, ho shuts out the world and declines to be seen. , Here he has lived for years and planned his fortune and worked out the schema and ambition of his life the founding of the Ranken Trades school for Poor Hoys where boys over 15 years of age receive a trade education for a nominal lee. 'j Mr. Ranken visits his school every day and watches the boys at work un der the supervision of Prof. Gustafson. He has insisted that the whole system of education he practical. lie wastes no time in teaching theory in the lec true room unless It has some practical application in the shop work. Geometry Is taught, but Instead of having the boys compute, the volume of a cone, they are taught the holding capacity of a funnel of like dimen sions Class room work in all branches of drawing, carpentry, bricklaying, painting and steam engineering is along practical lines. Mr. Ranken was pronounced by one of St Louis' most successful busi ness men as "one of the most sa gacious business men I ever knew. He always knows when to buy and when to sell at a profit and his Judgment alone has brought him his fortune Mr. Ranken is above all a philan thropist, though he is known as a hard man with whom to drive a bargain in his business transactions. •■I want to give the poor boy a chanc6 to be a useful citizen," he told his board of trustees when ho called them together over a year ago, and California and the Japanese The decision of the California iano, bureau that Japanese .mutation Is noC essary to the welfare Of that state fo be unanimous. The legislature was Spared to pass a whole series of »j ■irictive laws, ranging from the total Elusion of Japanese W**"""** ■i rreratlon in schools of all Jap.m. >• pacifloinfluences from Washington prevailed and the proposed loK'Xds was withdrawn or dc'°*°d- ;;;• r,ch vil!h ce v waSgr S&3B "Tu^apparent solidarity ? l Cali fornia, neainst Japanese Immigration was an Illusion, a. apparent solldarit usually are. The anti-Japanese ele ment was organised and vociferous while the pro-Japanese element was unorganized and quietly busy about Its work The legislature was Induced to compromise the issue by ordering an official inquiry wherein mere lung power would lose its customary ad vantages. A canvass of the whole state was undertaken by means of cir culars. Employers of Asiatic labor were Invited to say which kind of Asiatic they preferred and why. and to enumerate the benefltt and the drawbacks of the different races. The result was a foregone conclusion. A Similar Inquiry had been made pre viously, though upon a narrower scale, and the answer then was the same as It is now: the California rancher must employ Asiatic labor because no white labor is available; and while In a great many instances he prefers China men he Is well content with the Jap anese. a California "solid against the rapaness" Is therefore translated into a California that depends upon the Japanese for crops and general pros perity. Once more we see city and country at loggerheads and the pre judice of the city shown In its proper measure by the unemotional process of the official circular. rti •; The net effect of the agitation was an undertaking on the part of Japan to keep her coolies under her own con trol—ln Manchuria and Korea, for ex ample—pending a general reconsidera tion of the existing treaties. To what extent she will now feel that her case lias been strengthened by the report of the California labor bureau remains to be seen; but If she i'efrains from play- Ing that card at its full value it will I be evidence that her diplomatic hand Probe the Express Companies The railroad* of the country have re ceived and an) receiving a good deal of attention. The major measure of the present session of congress is a bill ••clinching," extending and strengthen ing the provisions of the Hepburn act, which embodied the Roosevelt policy of publicity and just regulation of Com mon carriers. . The time has come for a thorough overhauling of the affairs of the ex press companies and of their relations with the railroads. Not Irresponsible "agitators" or ignorant demagogues, but powerful, conservative business Bodies like the Chicago association of commerce and the New York chamber of commerce, have been urging Inves tigation mil action in the premises on the part of the state and federal com missions. And they have presented very elaborate and circumstantial re ports replete with facts that establish a prlnia facie case. .Briefly summarized, the allegations, here as well as In eastern centers, are as follow*: That express rates are ex eees-lve all along the line; that there is the most astonishing lack of princi eipie or method in the charges for terminal handling of packages; that the percentages "exacted" of the ox press companies by the railroads—and too willingly paid- are utterly unrea- THE WILY GROCER Kiiir Customer— When I Hist priced those strawberries they appeared to bu all *reen, hut now I see a few red ""('in-riKrocoi—Tes, ma'am; they are blushliiß to think you only offered 10 a box for them.— Chicago News. told them what he wanted then to do with his fortune. "Hut In building this ■chool, 1 don't want to waste any money on gingerbread trimmings. It must be a plain structure. Too many boys often lose sight of this purpose In gohOOl by admiring the architecture. The founder or the Kanken 1 rndes school Is extremely plain In his habits and drrts, One would never Imaglno he was entering the office of a mil lionaire on stopping into Mr. Kanken a Office on the ninth Moor of the \\ aln wrlght building: lie has only a sin gle room and the smallest one on the door. The most modest lawyer In St. Louis would not think of establishing himself in such»small quarter* If Mr. Ranker! eve, employed an as sistant or a stenographer no one ever knew it. He has not even a telephone. If anyone wants to talk business to David Kanken. Jr., lie must go to his office and talk lace to face. And he must make It brief, A brief study und thi' answer comes emphatically. The Ranken Trades school was es tablished by Mr. Ranken about a year apt) with an endowment of about $800, --0110. Btudenta are charged only $30 a year, payable in three payments of $10 each. This arrangement of the Kan ken school was made at the express instruction of Mr. Ranken, who de sired that the Institution, while not free, should bo operate,l within reach of all. Mr. Kanken has planned to vrive the hoys practical working conditions. They are kept In the Institution eight hours a day and lor a half day on Saturday. They net eleven months' work at their trades with thirty-day vacation ( the conditions which the founder believes should maintain In the trades. Seventy-five students are enrolled this year, thirty of whom nre in tho CO-Operatlve course, aided by tho man ufacturing employers of St. Louis. The 00-Opera.tlve course Is offered to apprentices employed in the various trades, who nre sent to tho Ritnken school by their employers, for class room instruction. A night school also was maintained during the winter months, when 135 apprentices, working days, received instruction during the evening hours. Mr. Kanken Is known to almost every resident of St. Louis only by name. Few know him personally, for he avoids publicity ami shrinks from the limelight. He seldom is seen at public functions. He is 75 years old. He was born In Boystown, county Londonderry, Ireland, October 9. IHH".. educated In Belfast academy. Belfast, Ireland, and came- to St. Louis, In 1862, Where be has lived ever since. He Is unmarried and made hlfl entire for tune in St. Louis through real estate and stock transactions. iNi-w York Evenlns Poit) .-,,,-,,;■. lnhorl has lost its c*i nas lost its cunning, How can you ask us, she will say In effect, to keep our coolies out of California when Cali fornia herself, through the medium of an official Inquiry, usks for their ad mission and confesses that she cannot do without them? The fact remains, however, that op position to Japanese immigration will continue as determined us ever, with all Its noise and intimidation, and with a better organization. And the leglsua ture will be fully us amenable as before to the blandishments and the threats of a labor unionism that Is more aggres sive than elsewhere In the country. San Francisco Is opposed to Japanese Immi gration for the simple reason that the Japanese workman In that city Is In direct competition with the white man, while elsewhere he i» his very obedient and humble servant, doing necessary work that no one else will do. Los An geles is comparatively indifferent to her own Japanese, and Is inclined to mako light of the complaints of her great ri val. In San Francisco the Japanose is a laundryman, a boot and shoe repairer, a house cleaner, a Janitor, and an ele vator attendant. He does the work that the white man wants to do, and he does it not only cheaply, hut with unvarying and smiling good temper, He will Join no labor union, and the only evident rule In his own organization Is that the white man must be underbid at any cost. That is the reason why the labor unions demand that he be expelled, bag and baggage. But what will happen If the report of the labor bureau stimulates organized labor to further efforts? What will happen If the Washington authorities should show any of their former dispo sition to advance somewhat more than half way to meet Japan? That the San Francisco labor unions will acqui- , esce in the views of their bucolic neigh bors Is unthinkable; and their Influ ence upon the legislature will be as great as ever. < 'onsllldation of anti ! Japanese sentiment In San Francisco' has progressed steadily during the last few years, and with a direct view to the approaching session of the legisla ture. It is the Intention to revive all of the measures that were postponed before, and no art of the agitator and the politician will be spared to pass them. Thus, instead of pacifying the anti-Japanese feeling, the report of the labor bureau may Inflame it. It is to be feared, therefore, that we are on the eve of another period of agitation, unwholesome to California and not without its peril to our international relations. (i Mile aiiu Record-Herald) Bonable; that the agreements between ill! companies and the railroads .uc not only technically illegal under the Sherman act. hut actually contrary to public policy und detrimental to com merce; that tile scales ami rates Charged for various shipments arc SQ fearfully-wonderfully constructed thnt the average patron cannot possibly dis cover what rati' is applicable to his shipment; that In hearings before com missions the companli b have sup pressed evidence, presented misleading figures and sought to make confusion xs'orse confounded It Is scarcely necessary to say that the complainant chambers and asso ciations of commerce are not actuated liy prejudice against great corporations In making such charges and are not fiiihtlriK capital Invested in public util ities. The control and regulation thoy are demanding would not deprive ex press companies of fair profits, But justice to shippers and patrons in Im possible without full publicity, knowl i dge of all the factors In the expresss Situation and Impartial determination of rates on the basis of service. The period of darkness, silence, division and Charging "what the traffic will bear" Is practically over for the ex press companies. They must accept competent, fair regulation. WESTERN ENTERPRISE Stranger (in Dugout City, Kans.)— It doesn't MetTl M if thtl place; could have MfOOO population, as you report, Kesldent—Waal, it ain't got quite that much ordinarily, You see we took the census the day the circus wub la town.