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Los Angeles Herald THOMAS E. GIBBON, President and Editor. Entered as second olass matter at the postoffice In Los Angeles. OLDEST MORMKO PAT-SB IN LOS ANGELES Founded Oct. _, 1*73. Thirty-sixth Tear. Chamber at Commerce Hnlldlng. Phanes—Sunset Main .000; Home 10211. The only Democratic paper In Southern California receiving full Associated Press reports. NEWS SERVICE —Member of the Asso ciated Press, receiving Its full report, aver aging 26.000 words a day. RATES OF- SUBSCRIPTION WTH SUNDAY MAGAZINE Daily. by mall or carrier, a month....! .60 Dally, by mall or currier, three months. 1.60 Dally, by mall or carrier, six months.. 2.76 Dolly, by carrier or mall, one year 5.n0 Sunday Herald, ons year ■ • '/• BQ Postage free In United States and Mex ico; elsewhere postage added. THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO .ND OAKLAND — Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands In the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Olkland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file rfr The Los Angeles Herald can be seen at the office of our English repre sentatives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy & Co, 80, 31 and 32 Fleet street. London. Eng land, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and ad vertisements 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 Investigation shows that reports of Aldrich's rubber connections were not stretched at all. The summer capital is at Beverly, but the real works seem to be ln the vicinity of Oyster Bay. The Emporia Gazette thinks If Mr. Taft caught Ballinger stealing his cow he would blame the cow. Congressman Lloyd, being from Mis souri, was "shown," and he seemed quite pleased with the showing. Reno must be trying to get back into respectable society. News dispatch says a Y. M. C. A. building is to be erected in the town. A San Diego man has been arrested for impersonating an officer. If he impersonated any one of several we know it should be Patton for his. Los Angeles is to have a municipal storehouse. It Is time the remnants of an old political machine that are lying around should be swept up and put away. It is said the machine push are try ing to got Cannon to come to Cali fornia. If they can't afford to pay his fare the Democrats will supply the money. Mr. Rockefeller is going to make restitution of a fortune to the brother with whom he quarreled. Now is the time to lay in a stock of kerosene be fore the rise. Mr. Nat Ellery visits Los Angeles today. Who is he? A careful search of the unabridged political dictionary reveals him as a party who thinks he'd like to be governor. It appears that Senator Aldrich's now rubber trust is a holding corpora tion for copper properties also. Doubt less it will be found authorized to deal in steal products as well. Ohio should remember Nick Long worth's talk about the perpetual presi dency before she puts him in a position to hand the governorship down from generation to generation. "Colored voters Indorse Stanton," says one of Ids organs. Mr. Stanton's candidacy lias been something of a mystery, but this does not yet reveal the colored party in the woodpile. And then, again, it may be that the tall, slim, tactlturn party with spec tacles and false eyebrows on the steam er Montrose, bound tor Montreal, may be none other than .Mr. Sherlock Holmes himself. A Texas town "elected" a man to the offlco of constable who was killed by a negro last week. It must be truo, then, that there are a lot of people in Texas who aro still voting for Andrew Jackson for president. A traveler is back from New York with the port that tne east pas it doped out that a g.i commercial cen ter is going to bo built up in the south west, which will make the west in dependent of tbe east. How will this do for a description of I_os Angeles? it appears that I lie reason Mr. Taft admitted the New York World reporter to his Down-and-Out club was that the scribe quoted him as saying I.oeb ad a level head. A dreadful offense, truly, but what should have been dm the re porter if be had said the grouchy ex ecutive bad that kihd of a toppiece? SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE HIGHER EDUCATION THOSE who hate been reading the lata publications of the Carnegie foundation may have felt surprise at the extraordinary drift toward cen tralization shown in the educational recommendations. The board would prefer to have only one medical school on this whole coast, attached to the state university, and have it lavishly equipped with laboratories and library. Now, the fact Is that the best practical physicians today have had little to do with the latest in scientific medical works, and that it is unsafe to detach medicine too much from ordinary clin ical work. To deny a medical school to Los Angeles on any plea of concen tration is surely folly. The same truth holds good In educa tion. Let Southern California train her own teachers for high school work, and let her sons see that her institu tions are developed to meet all equita ble requirements. Elaborate central isation may be excellent for show work on paper, but the country needs and appreciates the sound and wholesome home product. Students are always better trained when in immediate, friendly contact with the teachers; and there are few places more unsatis factory for the ordinary student than the huge, overgrown Institutions where the work of instruction devolves upon colorless subordinates. Poor stu dents get nothing, mediocre students next to nothing. This Is the sound instinct of the people at large. Astonishing as has been the growth of Los Angeles and neighborhood during the last decade, the institutions of higher learning have kept pace with It. Colleges which for merly had to depend on preparatory scholars to make any show of attend ance are now reaching the point where the preparatory school is almost a neg ligible quantity. There are two institutions with a university charter in Southern Cali mornia, and four colleges which are doing work of university grade. All six are associated, practically if not nominally, with Christian churches. One Of the universities is still in the early stage during which the prepara tory school bulks very largely; but it is impossible to say what Its future Will be. Founded quite recently by prominent Baptists against the wishes of many in their denomination who objected to a multiplication of universities, the University of Redlands is in a vigorous childhood. It has but one building. and a library in embryo, but the build ing will compare in architectural beauty and equipment with any build ing of the kind, and for situation It is peerless. Situated at the northeast of the city of Redlands, on the edge of a terrace, It commands a superb view of the amphitheater of bills dominating this valley of oranges. Redlands university is the most out lying of our higher institutions of learning. Nearer home lies Pomona college, situated under the shadow of Mount Baldy, and still detached from city life. Not yet has an electric rail road made the college and campus part and parcel of the city of Pomona, although they lie but a few miles off. Pomona college has recently welcomed a new president, hailing from Beloit, in Wisconsin, and much is hoped from the present regime; but even In the in terim, when an Institution usually suf fers from the lack of a head, the col lege continued strong and prosperous. Her standards and Ideals of conduct and scholarship would be a credit to any state or community. , Under the headship of so well known an American as Dr. Baer the future of Occidental college Is not uncertain. While no longer Presbyterian by con stitution, the college must continue to appeal primarily to Presbyterians, and develop a type of sound and thorough scholarship associated with that re ligious body. The change of location to Eagle Rock valley keeps the Institu tion still within our street car system. Such colleges as Occidental and Whlt tier, which is a little farther off and cannot affect the city life in the same immediate way. are essentials of our civilization. There is also the strong Catholic college of St. Vincent's, which is likely to remove soon Into roomier surroundings. The University of Southern Califor nia has more varied activities than any of the above. Her law school Is the strongest on the whole coast, and her graduates have special privileges of admission to the bar The U. S. C. medical school, better kniwn as the College of Physicians and Surgeons, has been associated with the univer sity for only one year, but all indica tions point to a future like that of the college of law. In addition there are colleges of dentistry, pharmacy, music, oratory and theology, all growing and extending their activities.. The university center is the college of liberal arts, on Wesley avenue close to Agricultural park. This circum stance is worth mentioning', as the handsome museums and other state buildings now under erection within the park will be in close touch with several of the departments of the uni versity. Probably two hundred and fifty students will enter th college as freshmen In September, and the con tinuous enlargement of th building accommodations altogether falls to keep up with the increase in attend ance. Many Los Angolans are not aware how strong an institution, is growing up in their midst; the growth and im portance of the university, her excel lent standards of scholarship ah I de portment, are better understood else where. The sooner this reproach is taken away from us, the hotter for the community and its dignity. We havo still to build up civic pride In the field of education. News dispatch says LiOHgWOI lb may be the compromise In Ohio. Wrong term. He'd be a last desperate chance. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY. MORNING, JULY 20, 1910. Attorney General Wickersham and Secretary Nagel Are on Their Way to Investigate A MISSIONARY FIELD THE Democrats of Los Angeles ought to understand by this time the true relation of Henry M. McDonald, aspirant for the state sen ate from the Thirty-eighth district, to the Democratic organization In this county. With entire harmony and unanimity the party leaders, after perfecting an organization that is the most repre sentative of the rank and file of any in years and entirely dissociated from the machine henchmen that had crept in and stolen some of its livery, se lected a ticket to stand on an anti machine platform, among them Martin Bekins. The sole distinction of trying to break up this effort to re-establish the party in the confidence of the voters belongs to McDonald. That should be understood by the primary voters. No one wants to deny to any man the right t> aspire to an office for which he is fitted, but Chairman Nor ton has shown McDonald to be a thor oughly discredited man. His record in every political or pseudo-political posi tion he has held, so far as can be learned, is against him. On hi- own public testimony in court be Is poor, yet he has found the funds to put up an expensive campaign. Who sup plies the money? McDonald's success at this time when the party is making efforts to reclaim itself from sinister influences would be a. misfortune. No one knows where he would stand at Sacramento, though the circumstances of his guerrilla cam paign may leave no reasonable doubt in the minds of those who are fa miliar with the situation. MCDONALD'S CANDIDACY FIGURES from the treasury depart ment show that the importation of lemons for the past fiscal year amounted to »8,100,000, an increase of half a million: so it is evident that the tariff on lemons is not shutting out competition and giving unfair ad vantage to California growers, as a New York importer complained. " It appears to have been the mistake and misfortune of the citrus fruit growers that they did not form a trust with about $100,000,000 of watered stock with which to go to Washing ton and show Senator Aldrich the need of trebling the tariff so that dividends could be paid on it. Mr. Aldrich had scant time to waste on an Industry so lacking in the rudiments of modern frenzied finance as to ask merely for enough duty to give it a fair show at the eastern markets. But why didn't the Hon. James Mc- Lachlan «d a few other California congressmen who voted for the tariff In behalf of Aldrich's rubber trust tip them off? They knew what was re quired to got the attention of Aldrich and Cannon. | H. C. WYATT IN THE death of H. C. Wyatt, lessee | and manager of the Mason opera house, the older residents of Los Angeles will experience a deep personal sorrow and a sense of irreparable loss. Mr. Wyatt was more than an In dividual. He was what might be called an institution, and during bis long residence in Los Angeles he won a wide circle of friends and business as sociates whoso esteem and reaped he , on,led. -His success from a hum ble beginning has been remarkable; his strict business principles have been an object lesson to others less persevering or less talented, and bis death is a loss to this city, which num bered liim among her prominent citi zens and as on of her most successful adopted sons. People who really like you art rare. If you know anyone who really likes you you aro a foul If you offend them. Who Owns Alaska? THEIR MISTAKE THERE is a probably fruitful field for the Southern California cham bers of commerce among the con ditions now being revealed among Canadian Immigrants of whom so j much was heard two or three years ago. when a remarkable tide to the j northwest was carrying thousands of the sturdiest American families to a i supposed Promised Land. Clarence J. Blanchard, statistician of the reclamation service, who is now in Montana, reports that many recent settlers in that state ' have returned from Canada after attempting to farm to advantage In that region. Borne of these persons told Blanchard that "practically every American farmer in the neighborhood of Alberta, where the Canadian government main tains an irrigation project, was, anx ious to get back if he could sell his holdings in the dominion." Over 1...000 have returned in th. past nine months. Anlong these remaining discontented thousands who will eventually quit Canada, the California gospel might be preached with good effect during the next year. They have been bun coed Into a country of extremely lim ited chops, where the winters are so severe that they themselves suffer and their cattle are frequently frozen. The story of California's many crops a year would find an attentive heating among these disappointed trekkerg. There is no better American stock than they comprise. Sturdy, thrifty, intelligent and ambitious, it was the possession of these very qualities that impelled them to yield to the bland ishments of the Canadian government and railroads. They would be fine ad ditions to the empire of the Pacific, and here their abilities, that have been cramped by the climatic limitations of the far north, would soon make them wealthy and independent. Some missionary work among them now in their disgruntled condition would bring many to California. ASKING TOO MUCH THE HERALD said a few days ago that the assertion made that Mr. .John Kenneth Turner's articles could find space in only one newspaper in the country because the money oc topus had terrified the press into si ienee about Mexico was rubbish. It ventured the belief further that many papers would be willing to print the articles. Now comes Mr. George Bauer, jr., of Anaheim and asks us to name the papers; but goodness! does he know thai there are in this country 2452 daily, 16,200 weekly and a total of 22, --603 newspapers, according to Rowell's 1909 directory? Mr, Bauer offers to buy at 5 cents each 1000 copies of The Herald con taining the list, which doesn't tempt us. But if he will pay at the regular rate per line we may spring a list on him that will do things to his betting fund. Quite seriously, does .Mr. Bauer think all these 22,000 papers are so afraid of the money dragon or Dictator Diaz that Mr. Turner must go to the Socialist paper, the Appeal to Reason, for publicity? A proof that he is wrong is to be had in the fact that a large number of papers copied ex tracts from the articles when they ap peared in the American Magazine, That they didn't print more was due to Turner's prolixity and failure to sustain the interest of readers. The Doukhobors of Canada are hav ing another religious spoil and easting away their clothing. it is noticed that they have enough method in their zeal to do the trick in the summer. Perhaps Newark, 0., is merely trying to get into the class heretofore ex clusively made up of Springfield Chicago Record-Herald. Merely in Jest THE WRONG SORT. An old Irishman was one Sunday sitting in front of his cottage, puffing away furiously at his pipe. Match after match he lighted, pull ing hard at the pipe, the while, until at last the ground all round his feet was strewed with struck matches. "Come In to your dinner, Patsy," at length called out his wife. "Faith, an' Ol will .in a minute, Biddy," said he. "Molke Mulrooney has been i-telling me that If <>i shmoked a bit ay ghlass Ol could see the shpots on the sun. OI don't know whether Molke'a been a-foolin' me, or whether i live got hold of the wrong kind of ghlass."—Scraps. PREPARATION. "John." said the politician's wife, "what do you mean by standing In front of the looking glass? I never knew you to be so vain." "I'm not vain. I'm going to call on a great statesman, and afterward I shall meet the interviewer. I am practic ing my smile."—Washington Star. HE MADE GODD. Little Fred (to his sister's beau)—l'll bet you don't know what I have in my hand. Mr. Blank. Mr. Blank— I don't, Fred. You'll have to tell me. Little Fred —It's beans. Mamma said you didn't know beans, but I thought I'd try you. — Chicago News. ALREADY AN AUTHORITY. Professor of History—Reginald, I shall expect you to write an essay on the French revolution. Indolent Student— Why do you ask me to do that, professor? Isn't Carlyle's "French Revolution" good enough?— Chicago Tribune. AT THE BRIDGE PARTY. "Did you observe that the expert Mrs. Shuffloton insisted on having me for a partner?" Inquired Mr. Meekton. "Yes," replied his wife. "Her skill Is such that no one would play unless she consented to a handicap."—Wash ington Star. AND A VACATION TRAIN, MAYBE. "Gracious!" exclaimed Mrs. Goodley, "just listen to that clergyman. I'm pos itive he's swearing. "Evidently he's missed his vocation." "No," replied her husband, "I think It was hts train."—Catholic Standard and Times. Far and Wide INSTRUCTION A novel way of Instructing the people regarding the dangerous house fly is that being taken up in eastern cities by presenting all the habits and pe culiarities of the insect in moving pic tures.—Salt Lake Tribune. CHINA'S PREDICAMENT i It begins to look as if, when China wakes us, she will find the bed so crowded as to make it difficult for her to turn over without raising a rumpus with the parties on either side.—Provi dence Journal. WILL SOON WAKE UP Theodore Roosevelt, jr., says he has no desire for inordinate wealth. Still, he has not been married very long and the bills may not be coming in yet.— St. Paul Pioneer Press. HE WILL "COME PACK" Ballinger thinks that Col. Roosevelt has been led astray. However, as we. have said before, it is impossible to lose the colonel.—Chicago News. A WORTHY CAUSE Won't somebody please start a move ment for the purpose of Securing a safe and pane silly season?— Chicago Record- Herald. THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL The Hon. Champ Clark's latest polit ical discourse may bo described as a negligible quantity of words.—Hartford i 'ourant, WAS A DOUBLE KNOCKOUT It was a monologue, says Jack Lon don. This Is the first intimation that Johnson also put Corbett out.—Phila delphia Telegram. . ' Future of California Agriculture i — — —— —————m————^— •-. .- (Portland Oregonian.) • Tho San Francisco Chronicle re ports a bumper yield of barley in Cali fornia and a wheat yield that is "en tirely satisfactory." The term "en tirely satisfactory" Is susceptible of various interpretations, but we may assume that it at least means that California Is again to raise enough wheat to satisfy the home demand. This will bo gratifying news to Oregon and Washington, as well as to Cali fornia.for it Is from these two states that California has drawn heavily for supplies in the past five years. In the season just closed, this California business reached a grand total,' flour included, of practically 9.000.000 bushels. For this immense amount of grain, the Califomians paid good prices, in many cases figures well above the parity with foreign markets and the value of the California mar ket was appreciated. But there is an other standpoint from which the view is not so pleasing. . The 9,000,000 bushels of wheat which the Califomians bought from Oregon and Washington producers 'cost the Califomians approximately $9,000,000. These millions were of course very An Absolutely Noise-proof Room ! —""~~—"—"" —~~'™— (Now York Sun.) Utrecht is a quiet enough Dutch country town, where the plaint of the anti-noise leagues Is never heard. This situation, curiously enough, does not prevent Utrecht from possessing the only absolutely noiseproof room in the world. Heretofore is was Professor Wll helm Wundt of the Psychological Laboratory of Leipzig who had come nearest to the scientific elimination of all. sound from an enclosed space; but Professor Zwaardemaker 'of Utrecht university has gone one step farther, and he has communicated details of his achievement to the Amsterdam Royal Academy of Science. For an absolutely noiseproof room it Is essential not only that no sound shall penetrate it from without, but also that it shall resist sound propaga tion, reflection and refraction within. i PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO COKKESPONUKNTSLetters Intended for publication must be accompanied by (lie name and address of tne writer. The Herald give* tha wldeat latitude to correspond ents, bvt assumes no responsibility for their views. WOMAN TAXPAYER ASKS FOR EQUAL SUFFRAGE Editor Herald: My name Is on the tax roll of Lor Angeles. I own some property—a few thousand dollars would cover it. I believe every property holder, If a citizen, should be granted a right to vote upon the laws which control that property. 1 do not, however, narrow myself down to the middle point and say, women who do not own property and who tire not college graduates should not have an equal standing either socially or politically with myself and other women property holders. When Mrs. Clara B. Burdette went to the polls and attempted to vote last -Friday she may have gained the admi ration of every woman in America. She set an example of fearlessness and courage to all. But when she said in an interview: "I have been urged to join the move ment, but I decided that the time has not come for me to join the 'votes for women club. 1 do claim the time Is here when every woman taxpayer should be allowed to vote on bond elections," she made a grave mistake. That' is what may be called a "John D." or aJ. P. Morgan platform. Who shall say the property holder today shall be the property owner tomor row?" Every man or woman who is a true American has the hope n his heart that he may some day own a home. , I understand Mrs. Burdctte inherited her money, While we give her all credit for the brilliant woman she Is, still it requires no great amount of Intelligence to inherit money or prop erty. True, we may say, "By business ability she has increased her fortune." Again that is true, but we may not reap a harvest unless the seed has first been sown. Dollars make dollars. It is a physical impossibility for a human being to create a million dollars In a lifetime. Mrs. Burdette has a husband, who may, and does, represent her at the polls; while the countless thousands of women. who have no male repre sentative in the family taunt sit calmly by while their personal and property rights are disposed of at the will and by the vote of politicians whose only thought is to further their own inter ests, regardless of whom It may injure. It would be a great victory for the corporations and moneyed men If they might disfranchise all men save prop erty holders. Then, indeed, might the working man bow his head to the "yoke and lash." _ '. Mid again: How easy for the wary politician to deed his property to his wife In ordea to gain a vote for his party. , No Mrs. Burdette, when women vote they' will all vote. If you want that privilege you will have to come down off the pedestal and fight the battle with all and for all. There are questions to be settled greater than "property rights." How about the poor widow, who with her children must toll in the noise-racking, malodorous mill from daylight till dark? Has she no rights to consider? The poverty-doomed and illiterate all over this fair land—are we doing our duty to them? God grant the scales may fall from the eyes of those who see only through brick and mortar goggles, that they may, behold the downtrodden and oppressed by the Hear light of His love^nd^ympathy. Los Angeles, July 23. ASKS WHEN PEOPLE WILL ADOPT SOCIALISTS' VIEWS [Editor Herald]: The following is quoted from your Associated Press re port, July 22, 1.10: Senator A. B. Cum mlngs of lowa in his speech at Coun cil Grove, Kansas, asserted: * * Cannon and Aldrich and other stand pat leaders were driving the nation into Socialism or co-operative control and away from the individual or com petitive theory." An editorial In a morning paper Sunday. July 24, on insurgency, says: "Insurgency Is impossible In this country, just exactly as Bryanism or Populism was impossible, and for the same reason. They both tend toward Socialism." What I want to know is if Senator Cummins says, "The regulars—Can non, Aldrich and others—are driving us to Socialism," and the Times says Cannon and Aldrich say "The insur gents—Cummins, Pinchot, Bristow nnd others," are driving us to Social ism," how long will It be before the people will come into their own and have Socialism? O. W. H. Los Angeles, July 25. acceptable to the people of the Pacific Northwest, but their influence on tho general trade nnd industrial situation on the entire Pacific coast was much smaller than would have been tho case had this large surplus been shipped to foreign markets and tho money received, added to the circula tion of the coast, Instead of being merely transferred from ono state to another. Not only Is the Chronicle optimistic about the present season's crop, but it also states that "California Should, and doubtless will. in the future ralso more grain than we produced during our best grain-growing period." To accomplish this result, irrigation is recommanded, and the Chronicle insists that "the fact that we can no longer profitably produce grain by onr old tr.othods must not make us think Of abanloning the production of grain." The Paclflo Northwest farmers can And a good market abroad for all of their wheat, and every dollar which the Californian can keep at homo by growing his own wheat will to that extent increase his purchasing power for other commodities which aro grown in the Pacific Northwest. The first problem Is comparatively easy. The walls of Professor Zwaarde maker s room consist of six layers, alternately of wool, cork and sand. There are spaces between the second and third layer and between the fourth and the fifth from which the air has been extracted. The Inner walls nro of porous stone covered with a kind of horsehair cloth known as trlcho plese, a Belgian Invention which is sound resisting and is widely used In Belgium In telephone booths. The walls are pierced by acoustically Isolated leaden rods. The roof Is composed of layers of. lead, wood, asphalt paper, sea grass and cork. The floor Is of marble and Is covered with a thickly woven Smyrna carpet. A tomb-like silence forever reigns In this elaborate construction, and it will be used for clinical studies only. OFFERS EXPLANATION ANENT HIS PLEA FOR HORNING Editor Herald]: I have received a letter from a correspondent (probably a lawyer), who demands to know— and says I owe It to readers to ex plain—just what I mean In my plea for Horning when I describe his "al leged" crime of assault "with Intent" as "more than doubtful,'' seeing it was self-confessed. My correspondent says, "I confess my sympathy with your plea—and I real someis rather weakened by this attempt to whittle away tho prisoner's own confession on which his guilt was established." Well, I wcs reluctant to obtrude upon readers or upon anyone a mere per sonal theory; but since an explana tion Is demanded, and also since my theory Is as likely to be as opposite and pertinent as any police theory (as well as more disinterested), I will say that my reason for describing as "doubtful" the crime for which Horn ing was convicted is that I fancy Horning was Induced .to "confess" through a desire' to slip out of public observation quickly before relatives or friends should discover his iden tity. And it Is pretty safe to say that he may have done this from excusable motives and without ever anticipating anything so monstrous as that four teen-year sentence. Nay, I will go further and say It was not for (hat "self-confessed" assault that he was really sentenced; It was the burden of Sutherland's crime that he was made to shoulder vicariously, and I be lieve that even "the law" Itself was so conscious of this fact that in some quarters at least the opportunity sub sequently opened to recede from par tlcipation in a flagrant wrong was welcomed. And so, after two years of punishment. Horning was liberated. What then is it that prompts the Los Angeles department to devote its utmost powers and resources of public money to the dragging back to Jail of this miserable and already well-pun ished boy? The sinister influence of unbridled official ambition, with Its passion for making a record, has much to answer for. So also has the suplneness of tho public to whose supposed taste for barbarous judicial methods the push ful fraternity of public prosecutors competitively caters. But the public Is not really cruel. It is only thought less, apathetic and easily fooled. A plebiscite would say to Horning: "Go free—and behave!" VAL STONE. VETERAN CRITICISES 4TH OF JULY MENU AT SAWTELLE Editor Herald: The following was the Fourth of July dinner enjoyed by the veterans at the soldiers' home, Leavenworth, Kas. : Roast chicken, creamed onions, stewed rice with gib lets, mashed potatoes, brown gravy and the other etc.'s, e.c.'s. The following was served out here the same day: Vermicelli soup, hog and hominy, cabbage, potatoes. WABASH. Soldiers' Home, Cal., July 23. » » THE CHILDREN ARE GONE All the house la neat anil tidy, There's no plaything on the floor; There la nothing to disturb us. There's no one to bang the door. There's no sound of merry laughter. Nor a ahout of childish glee; There's no happy, smiling faces Where so many used to be. There's no kissing bumps and bruises; There's no fingers to wrap up; There's no one to soil tho linen On tho table from his cud. There are no disputes to settle; There's no little prayers to say; No loving little forms to snuggle Into bad at close of day. Oh. If I could only see them Coming down the chamber stair In their little rumpled nightgowns. Fat bare feet and tangled hair! But they're grown to men and women; One la lying dark and low; Now our home seems cold and dreary Like a garden filled with anow. Why did we so harshly chide them When they bothered us with noise? 'Our grown-up, sedate men and women Can't again be girls and boys,, —Maude Gates Lindsay. —* • » STRATEGY "Why do you make that patient wait three hours every day In your ante room?" , "He needs rest," explained the doc tor, "and that Is the only way 1 msn get him to take It"—l__a___.