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Los Angeles Herald
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IToldrnt ml Editor.
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postofflce In I.os Angeles.
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address Charles R. Gates, advertising man-
Biter.
Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
W^ J?ETRORSUM JU
Los Angeles has got to the point
where its everyday conversation Is in
millions.
"Scotland Yard is still after Dr. Crip
pen," says a dispatch. Yes, consider
ably after.
Mr. Curry's auto accidoni leads to
the suspicion that in running for gov
ernor he ts running too fast.
Italy is to spend two millions for
dirigible balloons. The new science of
aviation has them r1I(^ in the air.
Mrs. Rlcker, a woman lawyer; wants
to be governor of New Hampshire. She
wouldn't be a governor; she'd be a
governess.
If Uncle Joe Cannon wants to pet
pejuare with Senator Bristow, why not
stump Kansas for him and thus put
him out of business?
If whit Senator Briatow lays nhout
Senator Aldrich's connection with the
rubber trust is true, the hops of the
senate has an elastic conscience.
Mr. Taft refuses to mix in the Ohio
political situation. It is getting so that
it is considered a favor if the prei
refrains from bossing all the Jc.hp.
It required ?nme such shock as an
automobile disaster to remind Southern
California that there was such a man
as Charley Curry in the race fn r gov
ernor.
Uncle Joe Cannon has recovered from
his heat prostration, but finds little
comfort in the fact that the temper
ature of the public shows no sign of re
ceding.
Now, then, having- heard from Hiram
Johnson, will the Southern Pacific on
its part help to elect Johnson, If nom
inated, in order that he may apply the
boot to Herrin?
Attorney Olavia is laid to want a di
from iiis wife, but ho i.s Uncling
it more difficult to get than the divorce
from his .i'l> that was decreed by Sec
retary Ballinger.
Wilbur Vollva, the successor of
i hat he will buy up
City. A l"t of rich men who are
trying to buy their way into Zion will
be in
Affinity i I returned from IDu
rope mbii- i Lted whiskers,
Bnd ;i is eiald tl ne i f the Kiris on
the si close i have from
I breaker.
Mutual lov« for hull pups has led to
the nuif-, Nev V rk couple.
Maybe an c growing
Dumber of divorces; i"i of mal hi i -
ing'made by bull | : of by
Cupid. ■
j. I*. Morgan b! Is ■■"■ 0 n and IT. S.
Prick $250,000 for ava D k painting
in England, J»nii tin mother
proof of the Ity of
the Amcrii-a/i . ctlon
for steel.
A man complains to York
Herald that he bad to ri<
car after paying Pullm
there's one odvantagi
don't have to pay the i
er"s wages.
We have just signed a parcels post
treaty with "Hungary. Boi lay th«
express companies will be good enough
to let congress pass a parcels post law
and give us the privileges that have
long been enjoyed by progressive for
eign countriea
APOLOGIES DUE
OVH Republican morning contempo-i
rary has insisted -with somewhat
weary reiteration that Meyer Liss
ner Is tho Oood Government boss of
the city of Los Angeles and, as such, J
controls the actions of the city gov-1
crnmont, Including: the city council and
his honor tho mayor. It also Informed
its readers some time ngro that
Mr. Lissner had entered into a
oonspiracy with the labor organi
zations of the city to assist their
members In various unlawful acts con
nected with tho present strike in the
oity. which it credited the labor men
with attempting, or intending to at
tempt.
A few days ago the city council
unanimously passed an ordinance regu
latlng picketing in the city, so that
it could not bo indulged in in violation
of the rights of any party concerned.
As it happened, the passage of this or
dinance was much advocated by our
Republican contemporary, although it
is probably safo to say that it was not
passed as a result of such advocacy,
but because the city council and the
mayor felt that it was right and Just
that the ordinance should be passed.
However, the fact that it was passed
seema to indicate one of two things—
either that Mr. I/issner is not the Oood
Government boss who controls the ac
tions of the city government, or that
he has not entered into any conspir
acy to encourage law breaking on the
part of the strikers. In either event
our contemporary was in error about
what it said .about Mr. Llssner and
the city government, an error which in
volved an injustice, as has been com
pletely demonstrated.
To an unprejudiced observer it looks
like apologies of some kind are in or
der either to Mr. Lissner or the city
council, or both.
"We are waiting for the apologies.
THE ALDRICH SCANDAL
IN THE generations that preceded
this the attempts of persons in
office to use their official positions
to put money into their private pockets
aroused the public to action and cov
ered the guilty parties •with Ignominy.
Older citizens well remember the Credit
Mobilier and the De Golyor scandals
and the star route postal frauds. In
these days when graft is the merest
commonplace it i.s to be feared that the
revelations of United States Senator
Bristow made in a speech in Kansas
last week will not result in much more
than a momentary interest.
And yet if what the Kansas Insurgent
senator says of Senator Aldrloh's Anan
cial interest in the framing of the
Payne-Aldrich tariff is true, it con
stitutes one of the gravest scandals in
the history of the government. It is
well known that Aldrich stood guard
in the senate for the privileged classes
who benefit most from the high tariff,
but this is the first specific knowledge
that Aldrich was himself a beneficiary
and that he prostituted his great
power to enact into law a bill that
would take millions of dollars from the
pockets of the people and put them into
his own through the direct ager.cy of
the bill.
Briefly, Senator Bristow declared that
Aldrich, through his power in the sen
ate, had allowed crude rubber to re
main on the free list, but hns Increased
the duty nn manufactured rubber from
30 to 35 per cent. After the session,
or perhaps before It was over, Bristow
charged, Aldrich, with the Ghlggen
heims and others, organized the Inter
continental Rubber company., with a
capital of $40,000,000. Aldrlch's son, he
said, became vire president and gen
eral manager of the new concern. The
price of rubber goods was at once in
creased, Bristow charged, and during
the first three months the new com
pany paid 18.2 per cent on its preferred
stock.
There is prima facie evidence of the
truth fit least of one of Brlstow's
charges. It is that since the formation
of the rubber trust there has been a
rapid Increase in the price of manu
factured rubber. In the past three
months there has been a raise of more
than 20 per cent in the cost of such
goods to the consumer. The trust has '
excused its advances by saying that
the supply of crude rubber Is falling
off, but this is disputed by some au
thorities.
It is doubtless true that the automo
bile has Increased the demand for
tires largely, but not in any such pro
portion, it Is said, to the exactions of
the trust, as to justify these raises.
Every man who rides in a motor car,
every baby that takes its nourishment
out of a bottle, every invalid that uses
a water bag, every boy that plays
baseball, every man that wears sus
penders or every woman who wears
garters, every business man who uses
rubber bands is today paying, and will
continue to pay, the price for the power
exercised by AUlrlch In the framing of
the bill that bears his name.
The speech in which Senator Bristow
made his charges with much detail
was the first he has delivered since his
recent conference with Roosevelt, after
which the former president openly ex
pressed praise for the. Kansas man who
was already well known as the one
who exposed the postal thieves and ran
them down during Roosevelt's incum
bency. It Is not unlikely that BrlstOW
revealed these things at Oyster Bay.
If so, there can be no doubt that Aid
rich, whom the former president al
ways thoroughly distrusted, and whom
he refused to recognize as th( manager
.f the senate, will find something inter
esting in the addresses to be delivered
when the former president emerges to
take part in political discussions.
If Brlstow's charges are not dis
proved the senate has in its' member
ship one compared with whom a great
many people will regard Mr. Ix>rimer
of Illinois as a petty offender Hut
while the case of Aldrich may not come
within the scope of senate Investiga
tion ir punishment, it will nevertheless
Stamp him as quite as great B disgrace
to that body.
Boforo .such an example as this the
hardiest defender of a high tariff will
appear puerile as the champion ol
protection (is the beneficent guardian
of the American workingman.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1910.
President Taft declares that he will take no part in selecting candidates or writing platforms in
the states. — News item.
FATHER OF CONSERVA
TION
IN AN interesting discussion before
the Knife and Fork club in Kan
sas City the other night the title
to father of the conservation move
ment was accorded by two unusually
well informed men, Gifford Pinchot and
Speaker Joe Cannon, to former Presi
dent Roosevelt and J. W. Powell, re
spectively. It was Mr. Pinchot, of
course, who championed the cause of
Colonel Roosevelt. Mr. Cannon does
not think that the ex-president is the
father of anything but a lot of trouble
for his kind and for the country.
As the nominations are not yet
closed. The Herald ventures the name of
the late Grover Cleveland as the real
father of the movement to save the
landed wealth of the United States
from the maw of private moneyed in
terests. In the Democratic national
platform of 1892, which was virtually
prepared by Mr. Cleveland and upon
which he was elected, appeared the
first recorded mention of the subject
now known under the name of conser
vation.
Section 6 of that document denounced
the outrageous profligacy of previous
government authorities in making land
grants to the transcontinental rail
roads and declared that as much as
5,000,000 acres of the forest reserves be
longing to the country had been stolen
by the railroads in addition to those
to which they had gained title, largely
by means that are now pretty well un
derstood by the general public.
The platform committed the Demo
cratic party to the task of putting an
end to the stealings and of recovering
the plunder. Some of it has been re
linquished since then, notably by the
Harriman lines, which thereby con
fessed its thefts, but a majority still
remains in the possession of the lines
and probably never will be given up to
its rightful owner, the American people.
It is true that this plank in the
Democratic platform attracted no great
attention in 1 st<2, because the vast im
portance of the subject was then lit
tle appreciated; but it Is nevertheless
the first declaration for conservation,
and it seems to us to establish with a
clear title the right of Grover Cleve
land to be known as the father of the
conservation movement.
ON LYING
li\ VIX<; like a tlPniall" has
I , long- been considered both an
■*-* art and an accomplishment.
There are times when a man must be
proficient in them if he would gal
lantly spare humiliation to the weaker
sex or avert an endless chain of
trouble for himself, particularly in a
domestic way. We know this postulate
is not orthodox, but it has survived
the test of hard experience.
The other day a young wife in New
York had her husband haled before the
court for non-support, but her prin
cipal grievance was that he would
come home infrequently and very late
at night and never take the trouble to
invent an excuse. She could forgive the
minor offense of neglect, but it was
insufferable that he should never take
the trouble to salve her with some
plausible lie about his whereabouts.
This little insight into the feminine
mind shows how much importance it
attaches to hubby's white lies. Since
Adam told Eve that he had been
around the corner sitting up with a
lick friend her descendants have
looked upon such subterfuges us one of
their solaces by right, and any man
who for tho mere sake of conscience
or good faith assumes to break up tilts
ancient and honorable custom will only
have his trouble for his pains. She
will not thank him for it.
Beat your wife, if you must, or
Getting Wise
neglect her, but do not presume to
abolish her old privilege of enjoying
your ingenuity as an inventor of white
IIM. 'What matters It \t she does
usually see through them? Remember
that you have privileges that conven
tion denies to her, many of them, and
do not deny her one that has come
down 'from the most ancient times.
Besides, if you cultivate the art you
will he surprised and delighted at the
pioficiency you will attain. It will in
crease your pride to see how Ingenious
you can become through assiduous
study, and you will find a satisfaction
occasionally in discovering that you
can put one over that will really
fool her.
There are other excuses besides the
office, or the lodge, or the sick friend.
Indeed! these have been so sadly over
worked that they no longer deceive,
and while it may be possible you can
keep her guessing by slipping one or
the other in at times when it is really
true, she much prefers new and orig
inal ones. The happiest homes are the
ones in which this precept is followed.
Learn to He like a gentleman, not
clumsily. But remember the advice of
Montaisrne that "he who has not a
good memory should never take upon
him the trade of lying." A good
memory is as essential as skill in the
trade. Duplication must be guarded
against.
Let thoughtful husbands ponder this
lesson and note what sunshine can be
let into an otherwise humdrum do
mesticity. If they have carelessly failed
to nota the effect on their wives they
will be more than repaid by the revela
tions.
Dr. Moore is quoted as favoring the
exhibition of the fight pictures if the
objectionable "features are eliminated.
This may be his cleverly satirical way
of saying that if the pictures of about
fifteen rounds are cut out the remain
der will be all right.
We have been fairly industrious in
reading the papers, but have Been noth
ing of any rebuke to Pinchot from Col.
Roosevalt for coming to California to
speak for two insurgents.
Aviator Harmon, whose wife has
served notice on him that he must
choose between her and the sport, is
right up against it. In hi.s case wife
and aviation come high.
THE QUARREL
She hail begged and beseeched me to change
my position,
To view tho affairs in the sams light that
aha
Had done, but I vowed under no such con
dition
Could I lie inveigled with her to agree.
Tnen sh« argued the question at lssu« with
fervor,
And emphasized strongly her "darlings"
and "lieura,"
But, seeing that none of these tactics would
serve lur,
She used then a woman's prerogative—
tears.
She had scolded me sharply, with sarcasm
cut me.
She's flayed me with Irony's torturing
tools.
And vowed if her wish was respected they'd
shut me
In some close asylum for obstinate fools!
But seeing that none of these things seemed
to move me,
And keenly discerning with only deaf ears
I'd listed her outburst, she sought to re
prove me
By sobbing her heart out in copious tears.
And thRn —i what would you 'to? I ask it
sincerely!)—
I pardoned her temper, and owned, by the
way,
That I'd henn a brute, but that loving her
dearly
I could not get mad at a thing she might
say.
For it's easy to turn from a plea that's
appealing,
And it's easy to list an arraignment that
sears;
But show me a man who's so cold and un
feeling
He'll not yield a point to a woman In
tears!
—Koy Farrell Urean In .Leslies.
Merely in Jest
3ays Uncle Phil the Philosopher: "A man Is
not necessarily a highflier because he owns an
airship."
PASSED TIME!
Hlx —What's your favorite pastime?
Stlx—The day all the bills were to be paid.
A New England writer recently wrote a book
In which he crltiftUld and found fault with
many of the Kreat men now <iead. To him
we respectfully dedicate the following:
Lives of great men oft remind us
We can make our lives the same,
And departing leave behind us
Dubs to criticise our fame.
Says Uncle Phil the Philosopher—lf a miss
Is as good as a mile, how about a Mrs. ?
ARTFUL ARTHUR ,
Teacher—Arthur, use the word gruesome In a
sentence.
Arthur—l had a small kitten, but It grew
some.
STAOE TALK
Actor No. I—You know that small drunken
audience we had last night f
Actor No. t— Yes; well?
Actor No. I—Well, Burley CVSkimpius, the
newspaper scribe spoke of It as a "well-filled
house."
Says Uncle Phil the Philosopher: "If there
is anything that makes me mad It's hydro
phobia."
MOST MUSICAL.
The violin has many charms;
The harp for music can't b« beat;
The piano's tune Is pleasing, too;
The 'cello's tone Is low and sweet.
But far by far most musical
To most of us, since times of old.
Has been the ring—the musical ring,
The beautiful ring— of coins of gold.
CHORD AND CORD
A.— So you're going to sell your piano, are
you?
B.—Yep.
—Why don't you sell It as kindling wood?
What do you mean, you——
*..— Oh, don't get sore—l thought you could
get more for It selling It by the chord.
SAFE
| Mrs. Green— do you consider the safest
; way to keep money?
Mrs. Brown—Well, my husband puts his In
Ills stocks, while I prefer to put mine In my
stockings.
<, ALIKE
Fan— Do you think that Johnson's'afraid to
! fight I.nngford?
j 'Nother— never saw the man that was
j afraid of his own reflection, did you?
Far and Wide
BRINGING CHINA UP TO DATE
China Is agitating for a parliament. China
already has the boycott, and It needs only a
cost-of-llvlng agitation to be thoroughly mod
ernised.— York Kvenlne Post.
MISSING HIS DESTINY
There Is a suspicion that President Tnft was
designed to be a reticent man, but was
changed at birth and somehow missed his
natural destiny.— Life.
ONE THING TO KEEP STILL ABOUT
Among other achievements of the recent con
gress to which the standpatters will not point
with pride Is the fate of the parcels post.—
Kansas City Star.
SENATOR LORIMER'S FT'TITtK
The next thing we know Senator I.orlmer
will bo pointing with pride to what congress
has done since he was elected to the senate.—
Milwaukee Journal.
MR. TAFTS FAILING
The trouble with President Taft seems to be
his Incorrigible propensity to let the case go
to the Jury. President Roosevelt never did
that.—Life.
FOR INSTANCE
In Spartansburg they have white-washed the
jail. In Washington they whitewash fellows
who ought to be in Jall.-Augusta Herald.
HIS AMBITION
It' might look to the unintiatr-d as if Mr.
Bryan wanted to do all the kicking and be the
umpire, too.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
_ *-►* r-
TWO BAITS
Ttu-.v tinned together, he and «he,
lißside the babbling mountain brook.
li. ii id mlnnoWf small fur !>alt,
Hhe used a sweet but saucy look.
When they quit the noisy stream
The maiden's home they sought.
He hadn't hooked a single thins,
But a "sucker" she had caught.
—Now York Tclejmin.
Ups and Downs of Picture Prices
At an .important sale of pictures
which took place In London tho other
day Sir John E. Mlllats' landscape en
titled "Chill October," representing a
somber, swampllko Btretch under a.
leaden sky. brought $25,200. at which
price it was secured by a distinguished
firm of dealers. It was sold previously
for $16,275, the amount tho artist ro
oelved for It in 1871, the year of its
production, and again In 1875 for
$15,750, so that tho figure at which it
has Just changed hands once more
shows a very considerable advance
over the former records. On the other
hand, the samo artist's "Pephtha," for
which someone gave $19,050 in 1875,
sold upon the occasion in question for
$6300. There wore some othor similarly
striking variations. Thus Constable's
"Glebe Farm, Dedham," for which a
purchaser in 1876 gave $1940, cost the
man who bought It the other day $10.
--235. and two paintings attributed to
Turner, for which $17,550 and $13,125
was at one time pniil. were sold for
$1890 and $2835, respectively.
This Indicates a substantial reaction
from the excessive esteem in which Tur
ners were held formerly by English
connoisseurs, largely as the result of
John Ruskln's eloquently eulogistic,
criticism, but the truth is that the ups
and downs of the picture market can
neither be foreseen nor convincingly
explained. It is possible to understand
the decline which has occurred In the
appreciation of some of tho most pop
ular and prominent artists of the mid-
Victorian period. Theso men were
largel • addicted to the sentimental
story picture, which has for some time
Snake Killing
(Lo» AnsrelM MlnlnK Revlew.>
The political scullion from Seattle-
Mr. R. A. Balllnger—by the grace of
Taft, secretary of the interior and de
fender of the faith of special privilege,
has commenced his threatened "snnke
killing" In the department over which
he presides, and, to gratify the un
worthy, the nation Is to lose several
worthy, capable, patriotic men Whosa
sense of fairness and Innate loyalty is
Incompatible with the conduct of a
public trust as a private snap.
IMnchot has gone; Olavls has gone;
Kirby has gone, and now the west is
to receive its greatest Insult by the
dismissal of MaJ. Frederick H. Newell,
director of the reclamation service, and
Mr. Arthur P. Davis, his chief en
gineer. Roth these gentlemen are able
to stand the shock of dismissal—a
badge of honor when administered by
such a hand —but the nation can ill
afford the loss, and should rise up and
demand that personal spite he sent
back from whence it came—back to the
city of Puget sound, where President
Taft mistook party fealty for states
manship, and thereby brought his ad
ministration into disrepute*
The question of conservation or anti
conservation does not enter Into this
matter in nny way; It has gone beyond
that point, and now we are dodging a
Herrin Pats the Women
Magnanimous Mr. Herrin: when he
spoke to the students of the Oregon
university ho mentioned "men and
women," and then remarked apolo
getically and explanatorily:
"You will observe that I include
women among those upon whom rost
political responsibilities. Tho fact that
women have not generally been
granted the suffrage does not absolve
them from this public duty. The de
positing 1 of a. ballot in a ballot box la
but an Insignificant part of the duties
of American citizenship. The creating
and fostering of Intelligent public
opinion is an Incomparably more im
portant matter and one in which wom
en may be quite as Influential as men,
and I have sometimes thought that if
those women who have striven to so
cure the right to vote had but turned
their labors toward the formation of a
public opinion in furtheran?e of the
alms which they expect to reach
through suffrage they would have ac
complished and will &cconir>;tßh in the
future much more than could be gained
by the mere privilege of voting."
Smoking More Expensive
Since July 1, when the new internal
revenue tax on tobacco and cigarettes
went Into effect, the smoker has to
pay more for the consolation of the
fragrant weed. The new tax in itself
is not so formidable as the use the
manufacturers and dealers have made
of it.
The old tax on smoking and chewing
tobacco was 6 cents a pound. It is
now raised to S cents a pound. The
small difference, however, lias been
mad* the excuse for a largely increased
profit for the manufacturer, the mid
dleman and the retailer. And the
change is covered in the usual in
genious way. The pipe-smoker pays
the same price for his package of
tobacco, but receives only one and one
half ounce, instead of one and two
thirds, as before. That is to say, the
consumer has to pay for about one
more package to make a pound of
tobacco, while the increased cost to
the manufacturer is only 2 cents a
pound.
Why Spanish Ladies Wear Mantillas
The writer once asked^ of a well
known lady of the Spanish aristocracy,
who was seated in the box of the presi
dent of a corrida in Madrid, "Why do
you wear a mantilla?" and the fair
duchess replied: "Because, we all wear
a mantilla at a bull fight or at any
truly Spanish function. It la the proper
thing to do, and we do It."
\ little later, as I strolled among a
group of aficionados, I ventured to ask
a woman of the people, over whose
head and shoulders was also thrown a
mantilla, why all Spanish women, to
whatever claw they belonged, wore this
national headgear, if it may bo called
thus.
This woman wai sitting in the open
air, and I was thinking that a large
straw hat would have protected her
better from the burning rays of the
sun and been ciuite as picturesque. She
replied !n that droning, warm tone so
typical of the Spanish: "Wojl, I hap
pened to have often thought of this,
and 1 think the reason why we all
wear the mantilla is because wo Span
ish women arc most careful about our
hair. We think the chief charms of
■ woman are her eyes and her hair.
And, us you may see, we all have splen
did thick. lußtrouij hair, and we aro
supposed to have, many of us, fascin-
iriilhKlMpiila Inquirer.)
been steadily passing out of VOgue.
There, was llttio poetry In their work
and less ■Ineerity, and tho greal rep
utation they onco enjoyed does not
much' Impress or Influence tho picture
buyers of today. Leighton's graceful
Illustrations.of Greok mythology, Ma
ciics's representations of historical In-
Oldente, MUlals' romantic embodiment*
of the tender passion and tho actuali
ties reproduced In tho crowded can
vases of Frith havo all, with a great
mass also of contemporary origin,
passed out of date.
I3ut If a'multitude of pictures are
worth much lesi than they were, when
judged by the tests of the auctioneers
records, the enhancement In the value
of others, according to the same stand
ard, has been no less gTeat. There ha 3
lately been on exhibition In Paris a
collection of 174 paintings, most of
them belonging to tho Barblzon school,
which has been Insured for the term of
tl»e exhibition in a sum exceeding
$2,000,000, but the men who palnteil
theee pictures did not in all thnlr lives
get as much for their work as a single
examplo will often command now. A
fines Itousseau will sell for from $25,00»
to $30,000, but when Rousseau, after
years of grinding struggle, received a
commission from tho French govern
ment to paint for $400 a picture with
which he was invited to take ipecial
pains, he felt that the corner had been
turned at last and his fortune made.
It has been the same with such Eng
lish landscapista as Morland and Con
stable. They never received a tithe
of the sums which their productions
now command.
political mad dog, frothing at the
mouth, running amuck through the
streets of public decency, snapping
and tearing at everything that looks
like nn enemy, but still serving the
masters that placed him where he Is,
and who alone can bring him to heel,
where n. good dog should always be.
If further proof of this man's unfit
ness for high office were needed it has
certainly boen supplied l.y his intem
perate language during the recent In
vestigation, and since. He charges con
spiracy to oust him from office, says
that "he does not blow worth a cent,"
and, with the antics of a ten-cent actor
on the Bowery, declaims, "I am no
quitter." In this last statement he in
doubtless correct; it will surely take a
surgical operation to part him from the
public teat to which ho Is hanging—
mouth, hands, feet and toe-nails. An
the months roll by and the administra
tion becomes involved in deeper dis
grace through this man's connection
with It tho apathetic attitude of the
president becomes more and morn re
markable to a great majority of the
peopln of the United States. They aro
r«Ady to give him Credit for good in
tentions, but in tlv matter of Bal
llnger's retention he is nerlously crowd
ing the limit of trespass upon national
patience.
(San Franoisro Star)
Women wi'l be very thankfitl to Mr.
Herrln, no doubt, for rep;ating tho
"flattery." It has n. faml ar Bound.
Men have been a long time Instructing
thorn how "Insignificant" a tnln^ tho
bnllot is. hut women tuke notice that
every youth wlio comes of f-gc; every
man on the brink of tho grave is
dnigged to the polls if they ca.i get
him thrro: every rascal who has his
ha'lot for sale: every convl:t that doffs
the stripes whose ""citizenship" muat
be immediately restored: every Afri
can descendant; every Sicilian blaek
hander is gathered Into the corral ft-r
tho "mere privilege of voting" What
Is the Herrln machine doing -.vhile "ed
ucated women are being Influential in
the formation of public opinion"? Por
hiipa Mr. Herrin's contempt for the
ballot may arise from knowledge of
its Insignificant money value on occa
sions. But why shouldn't women "in
fluence public opinion" (Uiat must
mean instruct voters), and cast the bal
lot also? Why shouldn't they 1)9 per
mlted to make choice how they will
handle the ballot and public opinion,
same as Mr. Herrln does*
(San Francisco Poat.)
Only the smallest cigars, weighing
not more than three pounds per 1000,
>vre penalized by the new tax, but the
duty on such and on cigarettes is in
creased from 54 to 75 centa per 1000.
Here again the dealer makes the most
of his opportunity. Packages of cigar
ettes which formerly sold at two for
25 cents will now cost 15 cents straight.
The cost of the new duty to the manu
facturer is L'l cents a thousand. The
Increaaed cost to the eißarrette-smoker
is $2.50 a thousand.
The average user of tobacco should
be willing enough to admit that smok
ing is a luxury. Whenever It becomes
a necessity, it is the surest signal that
it Is time to swear off. It is a very
righteous system that luxuries should
be taxed, nnd no smoker will complain
at contributing his share to a few mil
lions of extra revenue needed by the
government. He lias, however, some
cause of complaint concerning the ef
fect or a tax from which the manu
facturer reaps about ten times as great
a benefit as the government.
fT.nminn Mh(l \
ating eyes. Now, why should we hide
our Claborately arransed hair under a
hat and conceal our eyes In the shade
cast by the brim of a hat?"
No doubt this woman was right.
Parisian elegance to the Spanish wom
an of the upper class may have its at
tractions, but they, as their less for
tunate companions, all agree that beau
tiful hair and expressive eyes are more
Important. And both of these may bo
cultivated.
DRESS EVOLUTION
Teacher —Now > children, our lesson
has been largely addressed to explain
ing the various material! from which
the garments you wpar are made. Let
DM near how much you have learned.
Maggie, where did the material come
from of which your dress is formed?
Magj?le--lt wM grown upon tho back
of a sheep.
Teacher—Very pood. And yours,
Blanche?
Blanche—My dress grow upon the
back of a Hliopp 100, please, teacher,
but tho trimming on It was spun by a
Bilk-worm.
Teacher —Correct. And yours, Lucy?
Lucy (with some hesitation)—My
dress wan made out of an old one of
mamma's.—Scrape. ,

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