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THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLANDLos Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands ln the Pan Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Olkland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. : A file of The Los Angeles Herald can be seen at the office of our English repre sentatives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy « Co.. 80, SI and 82 Fleet street. London. Eng land, free of charge, and that Arm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and ad vertisements en our behalf. On all matters partalnlng to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager. _• __ 9 Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN In the opinion of the Wilmington Journal Los Angeles Is a very promis ing city. Woodmen of the World in this city built a house for an invalid brother in one day. W. O. W.! Miss Leneve, Crippen's companion, was betrayed by a safety pin In her disguise. Ergo, it was not a safety pin. It is said the Indian does not like the automobile. Perhaps he would prefer a sprinkling cart filled with fire-water. Eighteen negroes killed in race riots in Texas. The only Interest ln such affairs in Texas any more Is to know the number. Congressman Snap of Chicago will not run for re-election. As he was a Cannonite, not even his name would pull him through, probably. Dr. Crippen is "glad the suspense is over." Unfortunately 'for the doctor, the real suspense Is likely to come later. We believe they suspend them in Eng land. Charley Curry Is feeling so bitter over that anonymous circular that If he could bottle up his sentiments he could sell them to the drug stores as quinine. Local tradesmen report as good a business in the last three months as in the winter. This is one of the cities of which it can't be said summer good seasons and summer not. In five successive days there have been eight suicides in Portland, Ore. Sometimes one is apt to think harshly of the suicide, but sometimes there are extenuating circumstances. President Taft says everybody needs a two months' vacation, and this Is likely to be the most popular of the administration policies, even with those who can't put it into practice. Col. Roosevelt was brave enough to shoot lions in Africa and shake up tho European governments, but he shies at mixing it up with the participants in the Republic an party's tong war. "I am at the service of the Republi can congressional campaign commit tee," says Speaker Cannon. If thera is a spark of gratitude loft In the Demo cratic committee It will Insist on pay ing half the bills, The Wright brothers have on deposit in their ban! 220 .certified checks of $7500 each, with orders for that many aeroplanes, most of them from ama teurs. Soon the undertakers will set up the merry song of prosperity. Railroad employes In New York passed resolutions asking that the roads be permitted to raise freight rates so they can raiso wages. Every body seems willing to pass it along to the other fellow if he can get some thing out of it. During Mr. Tail's stay in Maine pick pockets are said to have been numer ous. The president may nil have noticed them, for he has grown used to seeing the tariff gentry do the trick at Washington, and It has become a com monplace sight. Farmers supplying New York with milk say they get one-fourth of the cent raise Just tacked on by the milk trust, yet the trust blamed thi raise to the scarcity of milk. The consumer Is paying 9 cents to the trust and the trust is paying '1% cents to tho tajemor. MORE NEWSPAPER FAKING WE trust that*any of our read ers who happened to see last Sunday's Examiner noticed the fact that that paper carried several columns of Clairvoyant and fortune teller fakers as well as several other columns of certain faking medical spe cialist advertisements which other pa pers in the city refuse. We merely call attention to this fact. that the reading public of the city of Los Angeles may thoroughly under stand the devotion which the Exam- ! iner Is showing to the public welfare in the fight which It is waging in Its columns against prize fighting AFTER PRIZE FIGHTING HAS ALREADY MET ITS END IN THIS COUNTRY, and that as a result of the sickening 1 publicity which the Hearst papers gave I It and Its most vicious features. Now that Mr. Hearst sees that no ! more money can be made by promoting ; this vicious so-called sport, he Is try ing to get a little credit out of the fart that the public has repudiated It. Verily, Hearst journalism Is another synonym lor faking. MORE "EQUALIZING" REALLY, the envy of the San Fran ciscans Is becoming serious. It has struck ln so seriously that when It breaks out It exposes how bad the malady is. A new occasion for gloating Is the 1910 assessment record In Southern California, which, so far as it has been turned in. supports the atti tude of the state board of equalization last year when they made their memor able charge on the southland. The board is in high glee over Ven tura county, where the assessment, boosted 100 per cent by the equalizers to $22,188,720, has been still. further ad vanced tills year by the county assessor to $22,704,671. The lima bean has come into its own. San Bernardino, raised last year 33 1-3 per cent to $32,738,795, has come back this year with an assessment of its own to $36,967,730. The county ad juster has gone over the equalizers by $4,228,286. Fresno has overstopped the board 20 per cent Increase to $57,673,526 by lifting the figure to $59,129,996. Kern county has met the 20 per cent raise. Kings county has outstripped the equalizers With a total of $11,519,704. Santa Clara with $71,087,235 and Stanislaus with $21, --184,005 have done likewise. In Los Angeles realty and improve ments have been elevated from $344. --690,705 to $431,580,630, a jump of some $87,000,000. The total for 1910 reaches $512,097,139, against $421,671,650 for last year, a clear increase of more than $91,000,000. The sum is still below the board's estimate of $555,452,894. Commenting on this, the San Fran cisco Chronicle says: "The Hotel.- Alexandria, Lankershlm, Angelus, Van Nuys, Hayward, King Edward, Hollen beck and Nadeau—eight—count 'em, eight!have been moved up to total just over $1,000,000. They are a shade over the St. Francis standing alone, but still beneath the Fairmont." In their joy over this showing the board of equalization, as voiced by the Chronicle, promises more doing this yearanother little excursion Into the southland. Not content with raising Los Angeles county to the highest j figure in the west some five millions i higher than Cook county, 111., including Chicago board threatens that "reatty values have been tabulated and there will be no chance for dispute." Well, it is in relative valuations that ! Los Angeles, which can't speak for the others, has an interest and it is not Cer tain that there won't be any dispute. The hotel figures cited do not prove any general case, and if the board is bent on putting Southern California values on a plane that has no true relation to that of the Southern Pacific's pet city some way may be found to show the visitors the ability of this region to kick effectively as well as to boost, for which it has become nationally famous. THE CRIPPEN TRIAL THE news dispatches inform us that the trial of Dr. Crippen is likely to take place within three weeks after the return of the accused man with his paramour, to England. The probability is that if the doctor is ad judged guilty his execution will occur thereafter with similar promptness. American law practice, on its crim inal side, Is about to be shamed by an example that will show our shortcom ings by contrast. Over here we go to absurd lengths to Insure, as we think, the fullest measure of defense to the accused. Into our customs have grown the ridiculous handwriting expert, the moro ridiculous alienist, the hair-split ting technical rulings, the appeals to higher courts, the repeated efforts for new trials, the purposeful delay when such retrial Is granted in order that Witnesses may forget or absent them selves, and the appeals for pardon when conviction has taken place. Watch, now, and see the English way In Dr. Crlppen's case. Substantial jus tice will be sought in a prompt trial, not a splitting of hairs to find excuses for tangling or delaying matters. There will be no judges that can be influenced by "pulls." There will be no maudlin incidents to make a hero of the ac cused. If Crlppen is convicted and the court is satisfied that substantial Jus tice marks the verdict, there will li" no nonsense about new trials. That will end It so far as the courts are con cerned. The widespread interest In the trial of this former resident of Los Angeles may do some good by making con spicuous to Americans the difference In criminal procedure In England, where it is sensible and just, and America, where it has come to be almost a travesty on justice, An engaged New York couple are to give a dinner for 500 stray cats and dogs. We have known couples to emu late cats and dogs, but never to feast them « such a scale. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAx, MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1010. 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Almost simultaneously with the pub lication by a local contemporary of the alleged fact that municipal own ership has been unsuccessful in Vl* enna come-i a report from United States Consul Albert Hallstead In Eng land to our state department that the profits on gas, street railway and elec tric supply departments of the English city of Birmingham for the year ended March 31, 1910, aggregated $562,845, an 1. urease of $23,242 over the previous municipal year. Of these profits the gas department contributed $352,787, an Increase of $5027 ever 190S-9, and $54,403 over 1907-8. The street railway department contrib uted $160,180, an increase of $17,000 over 1908-9, and despite the fact that by shortening the hours of motormen, conductors and other employes the wage cost wa- increased by about $38, --932. The electric supply department contributed $49,882, an increase of $1182 over 1908-9. These net profits : re allotted for the reduction of ti»atlon, and the proflt is only regarded as net after sufficient sums have been set aside for depreci ation, reserve and repayment of capital borrowed. The gas department, in ad dition to its contribution of $352,787 for the relief of taxation, contributed $19, --466 to the city and $54,641 to the public lighting in the city, making its total of actual profit above all expenses for supplies, wages, maintenance, depre ciation, etc., $425,889, The price of gas has been steadily reduced since 1875 from 74 1-4 cents to 47 cents in 191*. That ought to hold the opponents of municipal ownership for a while. There are a few cases, like that of tl.e Philadelphia gas works, that were purposely mismanaged by a gang of political tricksters that sought an ex cuse to turn them over to private cap ital, of apparotit failure, but in all such cases it may bo safely said machine politics has been at the bottom of It, In Glasgow, in Toronto and in the cities of Germany, as well as in Amer ican cities that have installed honest administrations, the history of muni cipal ownc ship has been entirely in its favor. JOHN G. CARLISLE WITH the passing of John G. Car lisle, former speaker of the federal house of representatives and secretary of the treasury, In New York on Sunday there is lost to the Democratic party one who embodied all the best traditions of the organization. While he had not been politically active for many years he had nevertheless re mained firm in his allegiance to tie principles of Jefferson and Jackson, and he lived long enough to see tariff reform, of which he was so strong an advocate, very near to the success for which he with Grover Cleveland labored with zeal. Mr. Carlisle was a Democrat from principle and deep conviction, one of the school to which the last president of that faith belonged. Both foretold m their speeches and state papers the concentration of wealth In the hands of the few and the robbery of the many through th.- policy of high tariff that lias come about in these days with such distressing reality to the masses. Just now, when it seems probable that op portunity will place new responsibilities on the Democratic party, It may well pray that the times will produce more leader of the sterling typo of John O. Carlisle. The Presidential Pie Merely in Jest IDENTIFIED Jack London has an affection for children, and he once made the ac quaintance of twin sisters of *. "Good morning, my dear," he said one morning, meeting one of them on the street, "and which of the twins are you?" The little one looked up into his face and said very gravely: "I'm the one what's out walkin'." Success Magazine. MAGIC Teacher—What is a person called I who steals? No answer. Teacher—Now, Tommy, suppose I were to put my hand In your pocket and take out a penny, what would you call me? Tommy (fully conscious of a scarcity of coin) Please, sir, you would be a conjure.—Tit-Bits. PROOF AT HAND Magistrate— Who is the prisoner? Policeman—He says he's a foreign nobleman, your honor. Magistrate— Did you search him? Policeman—Yes, and all I found was a pawn ticket and 3 cents. Magistrate—Then he evidently told the truth.—Chicago Daily News. WILLIE KNEW "Willie," said the teacher, "can you tell me what happens when a man's temperature goes down as far as It can go?" "Please, mum," replied Willie, "he would have cold feet."— Scraps. READY ASSENT Dissatisfied lodger I know some thing about apartments, Mrs. Plnch er. You don't suppose I've lived In them twenty years for nothing, do you? Mrs. Plncher—Hl shouldn't be at all snrprised.—The Tatlc. DESPERATE "My brother has just written a poem which he thinks will outlive him," said the man in the newspaper office. "It certainly will if he brings it in here," said the fighting editor;—Yon kers Statesman. Far and Wide NATURE'S MUSIC-MAKING AVIA TOR The busiest aviator in this humid weather is the mosquito. With no brag as to Its monoplane or biplane, it Is us full of energy as a faunal naturalist. What has become of the kerosene cru sade and that sort of thing?— Phil adelphia Record. A KINDLY FEELING FOR "UNCLE JOE" Everybody is hoping that Speaker Cannon's misadventure with the heat at Winfleld, Kas., may have no seri ous sequels. Politically we haven't a bit of use for the old sinner, but we don't want him eliminated by sun stroke, or anything like that.—Hart ford courant. •BE KIND TO THE HOT WAVES Keep cool. Don't fret. Sigh not for a lodge in a garden of cucumbers; but remember that the corn crop and the resort man's bank account need just the sort of tonic the weather is giving them.—Philadelphia Record. A LABOR OF HERCULES The game of Hercules is going to seem less lustrous if the colonel suc ceeds in his heroic enterprise of trying to make the Republican party of New York stand for a direct nominations l.Tw.— Dallas News. COON AND HIS MONEY SOON PARTED White men will get much of the cash bet on Jack Johnson. Colored winners are invading Wall Street.—Now York World. ___ NARROW STRAITS That conservation congress will have a hard time steering safely between the Scylia of Balllnger and the Charyb dis of pinchot.—Baltimore American. IN MR. BRYAN'S OWN STATE Hi- has 'come down with more than tin- customary thud. He is in frag ments.— Brooklyn Eagle. Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS— Intended for publication must be accompanied by tbe same and address of the writer. The Herald Elves tbe widest latitude to correspondent* but assumes no responsibility for their views, letters must not succeed 200 words. FLAYS YELLOW JOURNAL'S SUDDEN SPASM OF PIETY Editor Herald: I heartily indorse your comment on the moral spasm of ou- old friend, W. R. Hearst, who is at present trying to throw a few fits about the brutality, degrading influ ence, etc., of prize fighting. I am no enthusiast on the subject of pugilism, never have attended a fight but once and then I went to sleep before the knockout and have never bet $1 on a fight, but I cannot fail to see the in « islstent side (not to say humorous), of ■ sensational Willies refined, moral rhr.psody. I am led* to wonder If he bet on the wrong man. If so, I should admire his attitude more if he would take his medicine like a little man. For instance. It he would bo as game a- the gambler who, when he had lost his diamond stud and other articles of jewelry, said with a cynic bearing: "Oh, well, no one wears diamonds but gamblers and rakes, anyway." In 1932, when the report went out that Jeffries had purchased the fight from Fitzslmmons at San Francisco, the San Francisco Examiner published a glaring article lamenting the selling of "what had hitherto promised to be such a gre..t fight." His weep works then worked overtime for want fit prize fighting, but nowpresto! change! Ain't it funny what a difference Just a few years make? Alas, poor Willie! It seems he can't get nominated for president, nor elected governor nor mayor, can't run Mayor Gaynor nor p!-k .. candidate for the Democrats of California to run f' r governor. Well may the ghost of his former greatness content himself by flaunting his vul gar wealth in Europe, holding Inter views with himself to be published by his hired editors in this country. READER. Santa Ana, July 30. CLAIMS SOCIALISM WILL DO AWAY WITH DIVIDING SYSTEM Editor Herald: P. A. J., writing about Socialism, states: "Socialism as a moral force is external, works from without, not from within; seek.; reform from legislation rather than from ed ucation," etc. One of tho greatest principles of Socialists is education. They believe it the height of folly to have a vote for Socialism simply be cause great-grandfather, grandfather and father had voted the ticket. So cialists insist on having an educated reason why you vote. Socialists be lieve in doing away with the profit sys tem, which is the capitalist system. Where there is no profit there will be no warfare and hut little If any self ishness or Injustice. When each re ceives the full product of his or her labor It will do away with the neces sity of nine-tenths of the present cap italistic laws and almost entirely elim inate the present great bulk of legisla tion now necessary to keep the .people under the lash of capitalistic master ship. i Socialism ..'lll do away-with the pres ent dividing up system. When the rich master or -on-produeer is prevented from making the producer divide up what he produces there will bo little If any combative spirit. While So cialists do not expect to have their Ideals of government established by the shouts of the mob, the waving of the flag or the singing of the "Mar* seillaise," as stated by P. A. J., they know there can be advancement only by the greatest effort and sacrifice. O. W. HOBSON. Los Angeles, July SI. ACTRESS CECELIA LOFTUS, ENGLISH WOMAN BY BIRTH Editor Herald: In your journal of the 2sth Inst, is a neat picture of Cecilia Loftus, mimic and mockingbird, whom you style an "American actress" and tho divorced wife of the author of "If I Were King," Justin Huntley McCar thy. But It may surprise you to learn that she Is an Englishwoman, pure and simple, and that at present she is the wife of an English medical man. J. SCHMIDT. Clnco, Cal., July 29. Direct Primary Extravagance Ono objection that is urged ngalsnt tho direct primary is that it necessarily puts candidates to groat expense. This Idea is usually advanced by the cor poration machine, which is naturally concerned over the expenses to which Its candidates are put because it has to foot the bill. Senator Flint, it will be remembered, said in his interview declining to be a candidate that it would cost about $100,000 to put up a campaign under the direct primary. Such statements seem ten myste rious and incredible since we have seen something of the Anderson campaign. Anderson Is a moderately well-to-do person who works for the state as bank examiner at $7000 a year. His campaign, however, seems to be run ning Itself on a millionaire basis. Take the one Item of lithographs alone. Reports from all over the state are to the effect that every available billboard ana dead wall In the cities, and every fence and projection of rock along the country roads Is decorated with them, singly, if there is room for only one. but multiplied over and over, If there Is space, until they look like Sheets of gigantic postage stamps. Does this cost money? The litho graph is shaded in colors and is the finest specimen of the printer's art. Billboard space Is costly.* We do not believe that 110,000 would cover the expense of this lavish display. The organisation expense Is largely carried by the regulars who have con trol of the party machinery and the funds, when any exist. As for election day cost. If it la proportionate to the lithograph splurge, it will be an Ara- Taking Cannon's Measure Those who had not already reached conclusions as to Joseph G. Cannon have had an opportunity to take his measure while ho has been on the do fensive in Kansas. By these perform ances he must have removed what lit tle doubt may have remained of his essential unfitness for leadership. It is not mere egotism that has led the speaker to refer to himself and his party as one. In a large measure he has been the party. He ruled the house with a.- rod of iron. He bullied opposition. His veto has been as Im portant as the president's. His favor has often been more important than the president's. Successfully challenged for the first time by men of his own political faith, he shows himself as coarse in adver sity as he was arrogant in power. For Independent thought in his party lie has nothing but sneers; for progress, nothing but ridicule; for equality and Justice, nothing but contempt. If there Is oppression in the most extreme measure of tariff taxation ever known. It is enough to say that the Republican who protests is not a Republican. If there Is crookedness and corruption in the rubber schedule or the wool sched ule or the cotton schedule, why does not the Republican who objects go over to the Democrats, with whom he be longs? This is the man who in 1906 was in- j dorsed by Mr. Roosevelt as deserving i the support of "all good citizens" and whose organization In the house there was "urgent need" of sustaining. This Need of a Standardized Barrel Little old New York is in the midst of a terrible prospect. That prospect, according to the alarmists of that city —who happen, strangely enough, to be the affected parties—ls a total shortage of "French fry," "Saratoga chips," "Shoestring," "plain boiled." "special baked," "au gratln" and all the other kinds of potatoes that go to make up the profits of the cafes of that city. " Somebody discovered that the potato dealers of New York were giving short weights—or short barrels — which is a distinction without a difference. That somebody told the commissioner of weights and measures, and he, in turn, told the dealers that they would have to furnish full length and full girth barrels or else quit selling po tatoes. The • dealers told the commissioner that it wasn't their fault; that they were selling the same barrels and the same potatoes that they bought from the potato growers of the country, north, south, east and west. But the commissioner was obdurate. He or dered them to have the barrels length ened, no matter Where they came from or where they were made. Then it was that the dealers sounded the note of alarm. Having no juris diction over the rcmalder of the coun try or its customs, they told tho corn- Baseball a Consolidator of People The greatest triumph of baseball is not that it engages the professors, but that it consolidates the people. A young Englishman recently arrived finds the pervading interest in base ball, reaching as it does down to the lowermost stratum of the population, the most extraordinary thing in this country. Cricket as a national, sport In his Viands rarely gets beyond the yeomanry. The curates and the guests of the manor house may play the vil lagers, but the factory hands have no more Interest in cricket than they have in polo or golf, and as for the, sub merged tenth, It hardly knows that the game exists. On the other hand, in this country from ocean to ocean the scene repeats Itself; crowds in cities stand cheering and groaning before bulletin boards, factory hands have an Inning or two at the noon hour, with the boss and clerks standing by; on Saturday after noons the farmers' boys play in lonely fields, with mother and the girls In buggies and spring wagons looking 'Struggling Industries' The Mining Review confesses, with extreme regret, that It is quite unable to follow the reasoning of Senator Jo seph L. Bristow in a recent attack on the "struggling industries" of this country. Admitted that "a duty not measuring the difference in the cost of smelting at home and abroad, as prom ised in the Republican platform," has been enacted and that the scale is from "s__!.so to $6 higher than the entire cost of lead smelting In this country," wo fail to understand why Senator Bris tow has not realised that the smelting trust of the Guggenheims is a "strug gling industry," within the general definition of the term. Surely Mr. BrlatOW knows that this trust has struggled to position In the United States senate; surely he knows that it Is struggling to secure posses sion of everything in Alaska: surely ho knows that It is struggling, by (Paotflo OuUook) blan Nights wonder. Of course it costs money to try to forco on tho people candidates they do not wish. Unlimited sums may*bo spent, and the result utter failure. The Johnson campaign thus far has consisted simply 'if his traveling about tho stale meeting voters and speaking In halls where the local Llncoln-Rooso velt organization provided a place. The league has no funds except what its Individual members may choose to put up in small sums from patriotic motives. It is a fact that every one who has worked In reform politics knows well enough that campaign money comes very hard. The Times has on several occasions published a yarn to the effect that a fund of $250, --000 has been raised to elect Johnson. The 1,.-It. leaders feel a bit hurt that the figure was not put at a million, for It Is easily worth thai to the people of the state. Scarcely I per cent of that sum has been spent so far, but perhaps the committee is saving It up to use on election day, buying Johnson votes in the University clubs and Good Gov ernment associations throughout the state. There Is no evidence of the use of any groat amount of money in the Curry campaign, and tho Stanton af fair seems to be on a reasonable basis. The Southern Pacific candidate, An derson, Is the only one that has a bar rel and Is proud of It. Much good may It do him. No wonder, therefore, that the ma chine feared the direct primary might. prove expensive. The Southern Pacific prescience on thai point is quite re markable. (New York World) is the man who, with the possible ex ception of deflator Aldrlch and Secre tary Balllnger, has received more praise from President Taft than any other Republican now ln office. This is the man who now boasts ln Kansas that he made a standpatter of Mr. Roosevelt and saved that gentleman's administration from the turmoil of a tariff fight. Speaker Cannon in power was an im pressive despot even to those who felt the wrongs that he Inflicted. Speaker Cannon In ruins Is garrulous and vin dictive, addicted to raillery and content with Innuendo, lie has no argument to offer, no facts to advance. Charged with many offenses against the people, and In the Interest of plutocracy and privilege, It is sufficient for his pur pose to say that those who accuse him are no better than they should bo— that they received some of the plunder. Those who like audacity and are at tracted by bad eminence will still find something in Mr. Cannon to admire. Those who know, his methods anil where they have led will see in his present plight a deserved retribution. The unhappy Cannon of Kansas is tho same man, however, who was set over us seven years ago, who has been hon ored by congresses and presidents and conventions, and who now in his de cline perceives not so much the wreck of an individual egotist as the destruc tion of a party. Is Republicanism to accept the issue as lie makes it—or is it to move for ward, leaving him behind, exposed and condemned? (St. Louis Star) mlssolner that it was impossible to comply with his demands, which, if In sisted upon, would result in the dlvert ment of all shipments of potatoes to other markets, where barrels are not so closely inspected. Of course, the Innocent parties in tho whole unfortunate affair are those New Yorkers and their visitors who think that no meal Is complete without the potato served in some style. Unless the dealers can be induced to sell the turbulent tubers In bulk, bags or "paper sacks, those Innocent will surely suffer. It Isn't probable that the rest of tho country is going to revise Its barrel measurements at this late day just to please the New Yorkers. Having found out how "easy" the dealers of that provincial town are, the growers will probably Insist upon shorter and thinner barrels Instead of longer and fatter ones, and New Yorkers will either have to accept them or else go without potatoes, either of which pros pect Is a terrible one for innocent and unsophisticated New York. Visitors to that burgh will not fare so badly, perhaps, because the cafes probably have their cellars full of the Stock "shapes," such as French frys, chips, etc., and will be able to supply the demand Indefinitely, since no one eats them anyhow after the first taste. (Rcrlhncr's Magazine) on. Inland Empire plays tho Pacific coast and at Spokane the air is rent with cheers while Seattle laments, just as Chicago shouts when the Cubs de feat the Giants, while New York gloo mily turns' on its heel and goes Its several ways. Now for the blue book. 'Baseball fol lows the flag. In the Philippines It seems that baseball is not an inslg i 'ficant factor in our educational scheme, for it goes into the govern ment reports among nature studies and manual training. "We first got hold of the Jolo boys through baseball," writes one teacher of the young un tamed Moros. "I have always found baseball a good way to Interest the children in the schools," writes an other. A division superintendent In forms the Philippine commission that "baseball is doing more than anything el.to to enlist the sympathies of tho inhabitants. Among tho boys it en genders a spick of perseverance, de termination, of struggling against dif ficulty and opposition." (Los AngelM Mining Review) "gentlemen's agreements" and other wise, to corral the copper market of the world, and surely he knows that it is struggling to dominate the very government Itself. The smelter trust is certainly a "struggling Industry" if there ever was one, and it Is cruel, in human, inexcusable of Senator Bristow to lay one little obstruction In the path of an Infant babbling along the road of puerile endeavor to the goal of adult realization. With proper encourage- ment the time may come, in duo course of events, when this infant industry may have struggled t>. nlace as dicta tor or sovereign of the United States crown of gold, scepter of copper and throne of load. Surely Senator Bristow has no wish to steal candy from this babbling babe of industry. We are surprised at him and suggest that ho sit down and let the "struggling indus tries" be.