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Los Angeles Herald ISSUED KVEKY MOHNIXU BY l>'j. •-.■:- THE HXBALD CO. THOMAS K. tUBBON, I'rcsldcnt aad Editor. Entered ■• second clais mtttic at tin postoffloo In Los Angelsa. OLDS9I MOHSISO I'AI'EU IN LOS AXOELKS. Founded Oct. *, ISTS. Thlrty-atith Tear. Chamber of Commeroe Building. Phonea— Main 1000; Home 10111. The only Demooratlo newspaper In Boutn •rn California reoeivlng full Associated i'rtss reporta. . _______ NBWS SERVICE —Member of the Ano ciated t'reaa. receiving- Ita full report, aver cdng 18.000 worda a day. ' RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION WITH SUNDAY MAGAZINE Tally, by mall or carrier, a month I .60 Dully, by mall or oarrler, three months. 1.50 Daily, by mall or carrier, alx montha.. J,75 Dally, by mail or carrier, one year 6 00 Sunday Horald, one year 2.60 Postage free In United States and Mexloo; •Ittwhere poatate added. THE HEIULD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND —Loa Angeles and South ern California visitors tc Son Francisco and Oakland will find Tho Herald on a.a at the Dews stands In the San Francisco ferry building and on tha streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos Newt Co. A file or The Los Anitlea HeralJ can bo neen at the office of our English reproaonta llves, Me-»rs. E. and J. Hardy & Co.. SO. II and 8J Fleet street. London. England, frea Of oharge. and that firm will be glad to re ceive news, subscriptions and advertlse tnents on our behalf. , On all matters pertaining: to advertising address Charles R. Oates. advertising man- ger. Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN •f^KStIQiA 'vNUIXAifI H KETRORSUM, W Patience; only nine weeks more of summer. Bflllinger says again that he won't —oh, get the hook! The Fresno Herald calls him Gnat Ellery. That is gnot a gnice gname to give a man. Speaker Cannon threatens, if the In surgents get the upper hand, to be come a Democrat. Hel-l-l-p! Newspaper men take their vacation In the heated term by editing the news from the mountain and seashore. If this campaign keep? up much longer California Will become as famous for its gas output as it is for oil gushers. A little New York girl who sent her fa: her a "black hand letter got the idea at a moving picture theater. Verbum sap. There arc a good many candidates ■Kilo can't be elected on August 16. They had better pick out soft | on which to fall. Work for two thousand men on one Los Angeles job. That number of adult wage earners represents a sized city in itself. If the census man will trot out those Los Angeles figures and permit us to get all this stake money off our h he will confer an i If Mr. Loeb wants our advice he will Stick to his $10,000 job. 1 are ticklish times for v man to give up a fat sure thing for a nomln And we s'pose, aißo, there is no slg nlficance In the fact that Garfleld, oni ■ It's cabinet, ' is an avowed Insurgent and advlsei otl ■ i tO fOIIOW HUit. The prise ring has given us plcturesqui vocabulary. The Stockton Record explains the flabbinesi of Bl lery's campaign with the phrase; "He hasut poi the punch.'' n ■ •:- we can see, the only H arst hasn't ell ■ t 1 ■ Wright brot the i 1 : wave and i cactus. a .-• poi ter ted Pn aldenl Taft to h kii lam d from • -a brings the mi Peri ona Non <:i/ to eight. A Missouri . ■ committed In't be j controlli to the | I savi 'i hin , hlm- men to I nobler thl ■ few others have nered, The Nat Ellery organizatfi n accuses the other candidates •>£ conducting a g-umshoo can^ i Hiram Johnson ha.-i been wearing- shoos with hob pa Is down this way, and when ho shuffled hia feet ho could lie heard a block. Joseph C. Blbley has fllod fir. amend <-d report showing that hit nomination tcr congress cost him $42,5t5.43. .\ hlch is about $2000 above the former figure. A Standard Oil man li apt to overlook the bagatelle of a few thousand uiijr time for more important things. SERVING THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY WHEN the plan for a system of highways in Los Angeles! c"ounty was placed before the peoplo by the highway commission and they were asked to vote bonds for its constructing, it la safe to say that the highway proposed in that plan from Los Angeles to the harbor front was regarded by the large majority of people voting upon it as by all odds the most important highway which it provided for. For two years the highway commission has had abun dant funds to pay for the construc tion of the highwaj proposed by the plan. When these bonds were voted the business interests of the city wore vitally concerned In the construction at the earliest possible moment of J the highway planned to extend be tween Los Angeles and our hartjor. ' On all the lumber which has been and is now being used in l.os Angeles in carrying on its marvelous building activity an excessive rate is paid the railroads. On all other merchandise ■ coming or going through tho harbor an excessive freight rate Is also paid. ', The construction of the proposed mac- ; adamlzed highway between Los An geles and the harbor would give the people of Los Angeles relief from the excessive freight rates which they | have been paying the Southern Pacific ! railroad for years. So great are these rates that with a properly constructed highway freight can be transported i between Los Angeles and the harbor j by auto vehicles much cheaper than it is now transported by rail. The merchants and shippers of Los Angeles, as well as the consumers) of the vast quantities of lumber and other material that come through San ' i!r<> harbor, have looked to the i building of the proposed highway be- | tween Los Angeles and its harbor for ! relief from the conscienceless exac tion to which they have for years been subjected by tho Southern Pacific j in the harbor rates. More than two I years have elapsed since the highway commission has had at its disposal abundant funds to construct this road. The road is still incomplete, and very little work is done upon it. j We published in our news columns i yesterday morning communlcations"to the highway commission from indig- j nant citizens, calling attention to the delay In constructing this most needed of all the highways of the county, and tho reply of tl.e commission, which says in Bubstance that sometime with in the next year and a half this high way will possibly be constructed. When the commission takes the al titude that with abundance of funds in its possession it propose! to ex tend the construction of this most im portant of all our highways over a period of three and a half years, it simply annoum itself as a subser vient servant of the railroad Interests. By the attitude which it has assumed upon this matter, the commission has given at least two years of unneces sary life to the robbing freight rate of 8 cents per ton mile which tho Southern Pacific has inflicted upon tho business interests of the city of Los Angeles on freight to and from the harbor for so many years. Inasmuch as the city of Los An geles will pay about two-thirds of the bonds issued for building the good reads system of tho county, it is cer- j talnly not unreasonable that tho one p:.rt of the Bystem In which, above all others, the people of the city of Los Angeles are most vitally interested, should have been completed at the earliest possible moment. Instead of this, however, the matter has been ' delayed from the very start. Now tbe j highway commission claims that some cuts which it is making on one por tlon of the highway, must pass through the rains of next winter be- for<: the in. :■■ pla 1 upon It. This should have, been done in time to have been subjected to the' ra ins of thi led. It is absurdly unreasonable that three and a ha!' years should be required to mii! twenty mil s of highway, and the highway I I on is hardly, Had the highway com- Inolined t" >l" its duty fully in the matter, it would have sur flrst, before nil others, and ai !■ 1 to do all the cutting- and filling which it required. . ad l done, the road could 1 during thi- hs of the high h the business men of Los Am paying the South ia ye l ii i avi '1. ■ this would have to serve the South- j en. p .mil we know by ex •■ ■ i ■ :t it i ■ Incor • able that any body i wing Its i X . rd of: supei ■ do anything that will in any wa i their m the Southern Pacific company, MOST IMPORTANT IT .MAY not be too much to .say that In th coming primal ea and the election to follow the most Im portant candii • to b<! voted on will be the lieutenant governor, the state senators and the members ,if the lower bouse of the legislature, if tlio hope cf the people to break the hoi 1 of the Southern Paclfl railroad on the state is to be accomplished. • It is Important, of course, to nee that the right kind of a governoi ii put in the chair at Sacramento, But even that might not be done and the eman cipation still be achieved, for itli a legislature of t!.> right kind, if a suf ficient majority Is »ecured, even a gov ernor hostile to progressive legislation (ou!d not avail. His veto could ho overridden, and It is fairly certain that he would not put himself in the position of open hostility to an as sembly coming- directly from the pi >- ple. tion of right logis sat Importance, fur with out It '-nor of progressive ten dencies would be practically impotent. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1910. -— ~**">w**M'" MT^^^tr^*''r i V,#*^ j iiiuju -lmiii i i i i iimm n 1 m i , He might by agitation force some | things out of B reluctant boss-ridden j body, but he would be up against the same kind of obstructive phalanx that has made the official life of Governor Hughes in New York a misery. It is through the lieutenant gov- | ernor and the speaker of the house j that the ra oad machine has done its work. One is elected directly and the other by the men sent to Sacra mento. If they are of the right kind they will name the committees lor the session with proper regard to flt -;y. If they are of the machine kind they will name commit tees that will smother bills, or hold them back, or fill them full of "Jok . is," or amend them in such a way as to vitiate them in whole or part at tho behest of the machine. Franklin Hichborn's history of the last legislature should be rend by ev ery one who wants to know how B machine does its work successfully even with a majority against it. It is, in short, by getting control of the committees through the speakershlp at the opening of the session. And Hichborn's history might well bo the history of a score of legislatures in the United States, by simply changing tl i names of tho membi rs. A United States senator is also to be elected by the next general assem bly. The direct primary law must i by that body. Friends of progressive and fre» gov ernment should make every senator and assemblyman say in writing just wtiat he proposes to do in these mat ters, not In general terms but speci fically and without equivocation. POT AND KETTLE NKW ORLEANS is making ;. card In otte.mptlng to toml the Pan amn exposition of char-gins that. San Frarclsc,-. if tcto wicked a city, thai Mli that Ami r Icana should nol be risked to go there ttend a great public affair. Now, While Ban Francisco has done much, h"th by commission and omis sion, that hns not earned the pride of '■th^r Californlans, it is nevertheless true that it. is not any worse than a dozen other American cities. The dif caughl at it. many another town is prevented from becoming the theater of i thins and court trials by the protection of political rings and the absence of public-spirited purs,- like Spreckels' to • work for Letter condl ' tions regardless ol the v pi ant pub ; licity. it would be. foil to i ly that . the city COUm !l of PIII was Found to be a nest of crooks the city la not (it to visit. The charges come with poor grace from New Orleans, nyway. Any one who has visite.t the C ■ ent city tnd has looked i' over pretty thoroughly must admit that it can give cards and spades and perhaps the joker to f American cities as a .><■ open proposition and then take the game right handily, The redlight district of New Orleans la famous for Its large population and the be.idi.i-;:-: with whirl) vice is permitted to flaunt Itself within the district, it hap a published directory of its segregated women. In spects New in !■ -.- Herodi Herod in its Parisian attrl \ utes. its alcoholic di coctioi widely knowr. ami evidently a mrci pride to the natives, its Boh • t:- are numerous mil c < ■ c thinirs are not said i a plngly ire facts, and New or implain if they aro said ilm .-c;, the question <>( morality titlal to favorable consideration tie part of the American | ■ illy. A temperature of 90, which has niaile Angolenos peevish, would be hailed .is a cold wave over in the Im perial valley. It was 118 in the shade, with humidity of 52, over there on Wednesday. The Road to Nowhere "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?" SO IT appears that when he olalznod there wasn't money enough to <5o work that was absolutely needed in other directions, Mr. Tuss Elflrkige was spending thousands of dollars of the county funds in laying out a nice modern road in a real estate tract in which he wa»s financially interested. In the year that the Hollywood road could not be attended to, and went to ruin for the reason that funds were low, there was plenty o£ money to spend in Laurel canyon, where Eld ridge the supervisor, with a partner, wanteil to get land In nice shape for private sale. This new revelation of the malfeas ance of EHdridge and the pair of servile incompetents who make up with him the Solid Three, anfl proudly flaunt their purpose to run the county as It may suit their private pleasure, was not needed to show how expensive Eld ridgo has been to the taxpayers; but this and the conditions surrounding the bids for furniture for the new hall of records, coming as they do close to gether, ought to awaken the most in different citizen to the 1 fact that the Incumbency of Eldrldga has cost the county an immense sum. And as he is shown by this new ex p jise to have been using his official position and the public funds to feather hi.s <*vii nest in a manner that would win the admiring- approval of a prac tioed Tammany *«ciiemer, so he also assumes the position of the Tammany patron saint, Boss Tweed, who said: ••Weil, what art. you going to do about it?" This is Eldridge's attitude when he is criticised tor the high-handed way In wilicii he overrides queries and lßO«ests, and it is also the way of the usher two wno lt«t him make them his manikins. it must seem inexplicably anomalous to rei Idenl 01 other communities who Know what a good city government the city of Los Angeles has that the peo ple of the county ot Los Angeles have one 01 the worst administrations of the country. They do not know, ot course, that the office of county supervisor, with its fat pickings, its political power through the jobs it controls, and its opportunity to promote the private prosperity of Its incumbent and his friends, exists by grace of the old re- ii,,, ii, California that made bui oflii es powerful and profitable to put them into the hands .>i machine hench men to pass the good things on to the boys who did the work laid out by the political leaders and delivered the oii-s. By means of the new order of things, chiefly the direct primary, the people , 1.., m .;;■ lea win this year gel their inst craoh al the county triumvirate since the awakening "i public Bentl i in thesi parts, it Is the first county election .since the mass of VOt ni - ally conscious of their . and their duty in public affairs. if will Burprise a great number if the defiant Mr, Eldridge does not fin I i on dltlons much different from the days when many of the thoughtful voters left elections to the kind of Which the orlty supervisors are excellent types. The situation at the county court house ought to be sufficient u> make all thoughtful taxpayers got out and reg ister, If tiioy have not done bo nine c the in t of the y.ir, so thai they may have a part in the housecleanlng. Two good tn.'ii are In the field ngaiiißt Bldrldge, whose term of office expire! and who wants to succeed himself. The forces ood government must make an ■wer to the question: "What are you going to do about it?" If a bribe \a offered you. Aptly spurn it; If you write a thins untrue, Better bu:n It; If you ever so amlaa And In stealing »eek for hll>«. Should you merely steal a. kl»«, lioit return It —Jud««. . Merely in Jest BREAKINO IT >;K.N I'l-Y Blmpklns was soft hearted, and when It devolved unon him to break gently the news of Jonts' drownhiff to the bereaved Mrs. Jones, it cost him much paper. Ink and perspiration before he sent the fol lowing: "Dear Mrs. Jones—Your husband cannol come home today, because his bathing suit was washed away." "P. si.—- Poor Jones w;ts inside the suit." —Modern Society. . POBTAA, REFORM NBED&D Tailor—The postal service Is In a wretched condition. I'rijnd— Never noticed H. Taljor—Well. I have. During last month I scut out ISO statomtn:s of account, with requests for Immediate payment, and, so far as I can learn, not more than two in my customers received tholr letters. — Chi-: cago N'aws. THE LOSING OAMi; "I lost tiOOu last night," observed the noteil explorer-lecturer who ohargnl 50 cents a word for hla oratory. "•How as that—poker?" Inquired the man who didn't care much for lectures anyway. "No, talked In my sleep." rop;ioU the lec turer, wiping away a tear.—Puck. ' QOINO SOME Inebriated One— mister, did you slice me beat out that friend of mine. Stranger— l saw you running down the street, but I didn't observe any competi tor. Inebriated One —You didn't? Why, I went by that lamp post back therff's If It was standing still. —Puck. CONCEALED VAI,nE "How did you manage to get ail those potatoes safely Into camp?" asked tho Alas kan prospector. "By strategy," replied hiß partner. "I gilded them and the desperadoes thought they were nothing but nuggets."—Washing ton Star. ADMIRATION "You are admiring my library?" said the collector. "Yes." replied Mr. Cumrox. "A big li brary always commands my admiration and Interest. It Is an evidence of the patience and skill of tho American book agent." — Washington Star. BUTCHER HAS A KICK There are many ups and downs these $ays Along In butcher town; The higher mutton chops go up The lpse of them go down. — Exchange. THINGS WILL TAKE A TURN "I'id you hunt lions and tigers when you were in \frirp?" asked the friend. "No, we didn't have to," replied Lord Bhortbrow. "The bloomin' heaatu hunted I us, doncher know." — Chicago New*. ■» « ♦ Far and Wide OKLAHOMA'S BANK* GUARANTY There are Intimation! thai Oklahoma Is particularly interested In t.i" early estab llshmeni ot postal savlnga banki In that state Out there banks other than atlonal are being operated under the guaranty sys tem which Mr. Bryan ami Qovernor lhiskell made, a I'aramount lisue In the campaign of 1908.— Pittshurg Gazette-Times. • AMPLE PROOF It Is now denli that Barnum ever said the American people liked to be humbuggtdi Well, what of It if he didn't? t»n'( it a fact Juei the came. a« wltneu their sup port of a Republican tariff for forty '"i'l years? — Norfolk Virginian A FELLOW FEI2LINU If Jeffries Is looking for sympathy he should eomo to Pittshurg. There is a nice littl* bunch of politicians here who received the in. treatment accorded him In trying to "come back. ' — I'lttsburg Post. OUR "ENLAItiIKH" IMPORTS There may be somo who think that the present high custom receipts may t.e due to the increased activity of t!i" collectors and not altogether to the beneficent work ings of the tariff. —Wall Street Journal. A LIVE ISSUE The advocates and opponents of a change in the Brown university churter, through the columns of the Providence Journal, are bombarding oni another over Latin slgna-' iur. . Thli may reawaken lntereit In the dead languages.— Boston Tramcllpt. TUB WONDERFUL JAPANESE The story la renewed that Japan, with English capital. is almut to construct an Interoceanlc canal across Nicaragua. That Is sllKhtly inaccurate. It Is a canal across the ritJCS of Saturn that Is In coutempla-. tlon. —New York Tribune. a UNITED IOOTH AFRICA It Is interesting to remember that the Boers who fjuzlit for one Hag and one government from the Transvaal to th, sea are getting In the confederation of Houth i Africa what they sought.—Toronto Mall and Empire. Baseball in England (Boston VrmnacrlpL) Aratrlcanliatlon of Groat Britain must foo preoedtng rapidly If thu statement that a gi v of lin-.imll between a tmm of town players of Plymouth, England, and the nine of the battlaihlp Indiana was won by tb( townios, 4 to -. is true. It oooun in a special dlipatcn recounting tho stay of the battleship fleet a! ibe Bnglllh port while the midshipmen II carrlee are seeing the ■Ighta In London. In two wayi such an event Bpeaka for Amerlcantaatlon, first in the gamo being played by Plymouth men at all, ami second in the ■cort. The Britons dirt not t.ik. kindly to the missionary efforts of Amer icans to i pularlie baseball. They preferred cricket, anil for o long iime it was difficult for reluming Englishmen who had seen our national frame played hero to form nlne» or to keep them In existence. Gradually, how ever. In the neighborhood of Liverpool, a region In which familiarity with "Yankee no tions" Is traditional, the game drew votaries. A few years a*o the Liverpool people were playing after our ancient manner, which re garded - big Beore as eQuivalent to ft great game. *'^w plainly there has come a change, for It 11 unthinkable that Plymouth can he entirely exceptional In Its conception of the game. The mysteries of pitching have evi dently heen expounded to appreciative hear ers. In some parti of Continental Europe there are nlnei. The kaiser approves baseball more than his mbjects do and we never hfflr.l that "diamond*" were common In the Fathor!nn<i. In Holy the game has been Intro duced by Italians who have been In the United Slat. -■. and a racent traveler felt a hrme-like thrill when he came upon a band of Italian boys who were watching one of their number demonstrate the power and value of a "twirler." State Politics Aldert Andorson docs not look so much like a safe cracker as those colored lltho gia;'iis iii.it grace tho billboards make him appear, Bayi a writer In the Fresno Republi can, who nae been looking him ! over at close range and finds him "a dapper, clean spokon ntleman, of most attractive per sonality. Those who did not visit him. and are confuaed by the three i/ortraits now ex tant, may be assured that the steel en graving edition de luxe Is the correct one. The homy-vUaged poater, which adorns .the fences and ham sides, for the delectation of the bucolic eye, hae been fixed up by the engraver, we suppose, on principles of ar tistic mocracy. Tho slightly more ornate ono, posted In the saloons, Is qulto ap proprlately a good fellow; no better than we arc.' Dut tho graceful book-sized card, for the more select plaoee, Is the only one that does the subject justice. Aidon ie really a very nice fellow, and a handsom*: onr. The mug which dofaces a thousand mllei of billboards from Sisklyou to San Diego Is a libel." •WARE OP THIS FELLOW When some gentle stranger comes along and in teeming heat or Innocence offers to bet uiii.F of 3 to 1 that former Governor George c. Pardea will not voto for Hiram Johnson for governor In November, (he man Is to be avoided, He Is a sure thing gambler with ■ome iru'i'i'- Information, On tho face of it. former Governor T'ar dde, who Ih on the executive committee of the Lincoln R oievell lnaKue, would be sure to vote for Johneon In November In casc> the Ineurgenl lead r should be the Republican nominee, and the odds are not 3 to 1 that Johnson will not be nominated. Ho It would seem that the mild stranger was laying him ■elf open. But ho Isn't. He Is a walking sham. Tho fellow has found out that Pardee Is golntr to China with the chamber of com merce expedition from Snn FrancHco. NEEDHAM'S CINCH There Is srtll no < • rn< • ntlc candidate for congress In the i resno district, and the time within which It Is physcally possblo to get it nai on the ballot within the, law has practically expired. Nobody wants to run agalnsi Nccdham. Nobody wanted to run on nevoral former occaeloni. and It wa« an unjuil infliction to shanghai the now for- ttten victims Into the race. Under th« law, the Democratic ballot will he prlntrd with only a hlank epace for congroiftnan. Any Democratic voter may write the name of any penon in that blank space. The district is overwhelmingly Republican. UNIONS AGAINST STANTON Tho Frenn<» union", through the trades council, this week placed the seal of their disapproval on Phil Stunton's aspirations for the governor ilp The action was due lamely to the fact that Rtanton l» th« candidate favored l>y the Los Angeles Times, which is cordially disliked by all union men ub lielng a strictly non-union paper, Othrr grievances g>agalnst Stanton are that he him much of his printing done without the unlnn label, and that hl« gen eral attitude toward organized labor i« ,i, , :... i unfriendly. AUTHOR DECLINEI TO RUN ■tewaii Edward While, the writer, liui declined to run for congress In the eighth district, saying that he hasn't time now tv conducl a campaign. In a letter of declina tion White says he Is with the Insurgent movement. JUST AS EASY! Nervous I -i'l v (OR h"r first ocean voyage)— An! captain, what In the world would you do ii" pour crew suddenly mutinied? The Captain lomlllng)—Htmply write « "H«lp ", anted-Mal«" art, and hand It to thu wlrt leis upcrator.—l'uck. Public Letter Box TO CORRKSPONDKNTB— LMttara fntandad for publication muat be accompanlad by tha nama and addraai of tlia writer. Tha HwaM ■Ivaa tha wldait latltuda to eorraapondanU, but aiauniM no raaponalblllty for (h'lr rlewa. ] Mm muit not auccaed SOO worda. FIFTEEN QUESTIONS ARE PROPOUNDED TO CANDIDATE Editor Herald: You are asking questions of tho candidates for tho state legislature. They arc the fel lows that make tho laws and tho laws arc the thlngn that break tho peo ple not interested In tho lawyers or OOUTt fops. I desire to add a few questions to those propounded by Judge Works that are of interest to every man who does any buslnoss. Fourteenth —Will you vote for a law simplifying the mothod of procedure In civil cases and ending tho tedious and costly delays? Fifteenth—Will you vote for a law nilowlnK purely legal points to be de cided upon motion without tho neces sity of a full trlnl? Sixteenth—Will you vote for a law dolnc; away with technical decisions In suits of equity where a reason able compliance has been made? Seventeenth—Will you vote for a law making arbitration compulsory when an arbitration clause is Inserted In a contract and forcing a judge to accept the amount awarded by arbi tration nnd the cost of suit against the party refusing to arbitrate? Eighteenth—Will you vote for a law declaring a bill totally void for all purpose! of collection when it is shown t> the court'! satisfaction that tho bill is falsely enlarged and overcharged in the complaint or bill of particulars? Nineteenth—Will you vote for a law making it a perjury to pad a bill? Twentieth—Will you vote for a law allowing the defendant the right to Illi- the last brief in civil suits? Twenty-first—Will you vote for a lnw compelling the bond In attach ment of real property to be of samo value as market value of property Twenty-second—Will you vote for a law allowing a defendant to deposit With court an amount it dfcidos and If plaintiff wins nn more than that amount In judgment assess him all msts Including the reasonable attor ney's ;mci Wltnegg tVos of defendant? Twenty-fourth—Will you vote for n. law consolidating itll claims of all kinds arising from an original con tract and its subcontract! upon appli cation of the defendant whether such claims arc for lien, labor, maturlal, or Otherwise and in either Justice or su perior court or not yet sued upon? Twenty-fifth—Will you vote for a law simplifying: the lien law and mak infi it effective ajid inexpensive In its operation? Twenty-sixth—Will you vote for a law compelling a plaintiff to he the reftl owner of a claim if residing In tlie county or If sold or assigned al lowing aistgnee only judgment for amount actually paid for claim? Twenty-seventh—Will you vote for a law allowing service of subpoenas In civil suits to be made only during business lmurs ami an actual and reasonable service fee only made for witnesses used in trial? Twonty-eighth—Will you vote for a law allowing a defendant temporarily embarrassed to submit a statement of debts to a court and allowing court to five n reasonable time to adjust ajich debts under the court's advice Without further suits? Twenty-seventh—Will you vote for a law compelling a lawyer to submit to a client in writing a full state ment of what his charges will be for a case before accepting same and re fusing liim rircht to sue unless lie has done 10 rind disbarring htm for refus ing to finish a case begun or fully defending his client unless by consent.. of client he Is excused or substituted? These fifteen questions concern me and the masses far more than the thirteen asked by Judge Works. Will candidate answer EITWISER . Los Angeles. July 21. TAKES KEEN INTEREST IN FRUIT VENDORS' LAW Ivlitor Herald: With kepn interest I noted the action t.ik.-n yrstorday by the city council In reference to the, fruit venders' petition. For ten weeks 1 personally investigated the family conditions and financial distreßs of many of these small merchants. Most of them have large ;amiiies to support, a nick wife or sick husband, and if their only support is now taken away from them by the enforcement of the. ordinance us it now reads many of tlu he little merchants will either he roin.' objects of charity, starve or "Steal," as one old man of 70 years expressed himself. Let the public fully understand the situation, especially those who objeot to some of the unsightly stands which are certainly an eyesore to a sight seer, that the ordinance prohibits any "movable structure" whero a small dealer may possibly have a clear Chance of making a bare, livelihood. These "movable structures" include n.ii only thr fruit venders' stands, but bootblacks, shoe menders, locksmiths, newspapers, besides the booths and pavilions, such as Court Flight pavil ion, which is certainly more of a lire menace to the city owing to its loca tion, being surrounded by highly in flammable wooden structures. As to the little stands being a fire menace to the city, 1 have never known of any umbrella top or tent catching lire when such a tent or um breUs is so many feet away from any building, but I am aware of the faot that a number of awnings have caught fire when •attached" to a building. For fnstance, only a few weeks ago the Nadeau hotel awning caught fire from some Inflammable object thrown from a window above. Surely those large! "Id wooden structures inter spersed throughout the business sec tion of our city arc more of a fire menace than a tent or umbrella top, especially If such is In an open lot surrounded by brick structures. In the hands of our good mayor and city council we can certainly look for ways and means to protect our little merchants from further financial em barrasement and find a solution of this most difficult matter. AN OBSERVER THE STRONGER SEX ... v- • Poor Algernon mado bold to eat A piece of ordinary pie; It brought him misery complete, Ho almost thought that ho would dls ' , Clarlnda, on the other hand. When it was ninety In the shado, Ate chocolates which she aald were ''grand." ' And washed them down with lemonade. Shn look Ice cream with syrups ulnk Until there was no keeping count; ) ■■ She quite exhausted, people think, , The menu at the soda fount. With salted almonds she made free, Bhe swallowed pickles by tho score; A salad slm effaced with glee. j And then serenely ordered more. Now why does nature thus contrive The iii ited strength of man to flout? Why does Clarlnda thus survive. While Algernon ts down and out? t-WMhlniton BUtr, ,_ ■ ■-•■■■ ■ . "