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THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND—Los Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sole at the news stands in the Fan Francisco ferry building and on the streets ln Olkland by Wheatiey 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. 30. 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 We may have missed it, but we have seen no mention of any visit by his reverence, Chancellor Day, to the Out look office. Supervisors have ordered work done on the road to the harbor. Has Tuss acquired an interest in any proposition along the route? Kansas wants harvest hands, as most of the men in the state are too busy with politics to have time for minor matters like the crops. We can't see that Inspector Dew comes out of the affair much of a 'ero. It was the captain's little wireless mes sage that did the business. The tati'f, says a stand-pat orator, speaks for self. Yes, and Its voice has been heard quite loudly in the homes of several million people. Postmaster General Hitchcock is in Paris. That accounts for the fact that it took a week to get a reply to one of our letters to San Diego last week. As for Mr. Jeffries' claim that he was doped, ne will retain his standing for gameness as a loser very much longer if he does not press that absurd and ochre charge. Returns of the recent "election" in Mexico give Diaz 18,829, Madero 221, scattering 9. The reason Madero is not in the scattering list Is that he couldn't .scatter, being in Jail. Mr. Taft announcos that he will henceforth make few speeches. It can not be said that those lie has made in the past have added either to his popu larity or peace of mind. Uncle Joke Cannon says he believes in two parties, "one to watch the oili er." Thanks to him, his party will be the ore to do the watching trim the minority benches in the next house. The sultan of Sulu will reach this country In a short time. He has for gotten the cold gray dawn of tin- morn ing after, but not the American cock tall to which George Ade introduced him. Wichita, Kas . lias a man who has not cut ii.:-- hair since he was 10 years old, and has a beard that reaches down to his waist. So there Is no longer any doubt as to who is the real father of the conservation policy. "In all my life,' says Speaker Can non, "I have never seen a situation so full of promise of a .Republican victo ry." Sounds a good deal like predic tions from tin Jeffries .amp before the battle of Reno, doesn't it? Barney i lldl eld grandfather has reached the age of UT End is hale and hearty. There are some people who have teen Harney run an automobile and have their doubts about Barney's probability of equaling tho old man's record, Minnesota"Tias""suspended the state tax. Its happy condition Is duo to the fa, that it made the public service cor porations pay up whet they owed, if the corporations generally paid their (share of the public burdens taxes would bo lighter. [I it true that the Automobile Club of America Is going to furnish bail bonds without charge for its members? And does it mean that the association pro poses to encourage the breaking of the speed laws? Also, is it strange that many people have a prejudice against -he drivers of motor cars? TARIFF DISTINCTIONS IN A sound nnd sensible discussion of the tariff question as it relates to the citrus Industry in South ern California, William D. Stephens compressed the thing Into a nutshell with the following paragraph: California hitherto has been placed In an unfortunate position. A rent on oranges and a cent and a half on lemons represents nothing but the merest Justice, nothing but what our growers had an absolute right to demand of congress, And ; yet, in order to secure such just pro tection, such necessary protection, its representatives have allied them selves with Cannonism and Ald richism, and voted to Impose heavy and unnecessary burdens upon the people to fatten trusts and monop olies. There has been a disposition on the part of the stand-pat organs Of Cali fornia of late to try to brand all oppo nents of the rayne-Aldrieh tariff as free traders who would not scruple to ruin any California Industry for the sake of a political advantage. That this is absurd and untrue Mr. Stephens shows in few words. Nobody objects, to the use of the tariff for the legiti mate protection of an industry—like ' that of citrus fruits—but millions in this country are objecting to the per version of that tariff for the benefit of the country's trust monopolies. When Mr. McLachlan seeks to defend his alliance with Cannonism and Ald rlchlsm he will do so by pointing out how necessary it was to tret protection for Southern California products. This is a specious sort of argument that now deceives comparatively few people. Mr. McLachlan seeks to make you be lieve that in order to pet a duty on oranges and lemons and to secure ap propriations for public buildings and works in his district he had to become an assistant pirate with Aldrlch, Can non and their kind to loot you in a hundred ways. as. for example, through Aldrich's rubber trust with its prohib itive tariff on baby's teething rings, the invalid's water bottle and the busi ness man's automobile tires. In other words, the Cannon kind of congressmen ask you to believe that it was to your advantage to be given dimes and filched of dollars. The time has come, however, when the pinch of extortion by the trusts that are bul warked behind the Aldrich-Cannon tariff has made the people see what a jug-handled proposition the tariff law is. Professing to be a means of raising wages and shutting out cheap labor competition, it Is In reality a means for the trusts to shut out com petition and pay what wages they please. When the Cannon kind of congress man tells the fruit grower what a fine thing the tariff law is, let him tell why it was necessary for the insurgents to put up such a bitter fight in order to secure a railroad bill that would save shippers from the greed of the rail roads. The citrus fruit grower knows how the roads tried to grab all the ben efits of the Increased duties, yet the Cannon and Aldrich-bossed congress defeated the provision in the railroad bill for the physical valuation of rail road properties, which would do more to give the interstate commerce com mission a basis on which to compel fair treatment of the shipper than any other single thing. As Mr. Stephens says: In my Judgmen congress has but half done its work When it gives the orange grower a cent a pound protection and the lemon grower half a cent more. To complete that work, to insure the growers getting and keeping what the tariff rightly gives, it is necessary that the ex tortions of the railroads shall be restricted. In a word, Mr. Stephens favors a rational protection for the industries of Southern California and all parts of the country. More than that, if they are fair, they will not ask or want. But much more than that the vast monopolies of the past decade have demanded and secured through those who blindly followed Cannon and Aldrich. This distlnctiion :n tariff making is now coming to be under stood generally, and it is nowhere clearer, than in Southern California. Any tariff board, making a set of schedules on a scientific plan, would give to the citrus industry all that it now has, while it would not give to the trusts the power they now enjoy, by shutting out all competition, to blood the public on a hundred articles of daily and necessary use. MORE HYPOCRISY WHAT do the good ladles who are praising the Los Angeles Ex aminer at Its behest for the hypocritical demand for the suppres sion of the prize fight pictures, after they have been long ago prohibited by city' ordinance whoso enforcement Is assured—what do the ladies think of the prize fight reproduction staged in the open street on the afternoon of July 4 last by the Examiner to which all the youth of the city, boys and girls, were Invited? A resolution on that matter would be Interesting. And what do the ladies think of the pictures of the Reno fight, very vivid and realistic pictures, of the brutal af fair at Reno, that were printed by the Examiner, with sundry and vigorous boasts of its superior service at the ringside? Really, In view of these tilings of public record, the way in which the Examiner has imposed on the ladies adds to the shameless record of that sheet. Woman's heart, proverbially generous and eager to advance a worthy movement, often Ignores the past in Its laudable desire. With the cunning of the practiced hypocrite the Examiner has played on this emo tional side of the women who had for gotten the de-grading exhibition of the Fourth of July, probably because they did not happen to see It. A prisoner of New York whose stom ach was pumped out by the police sur geons was found to have swallowed three dimes. There were indications that they made him feel like thirty cants. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1910. ' ■****—*4 "is > '• **. « • » Secretary Ballinger says: "The president and I have done all we could to make this adminis tration a success." —News Item, OUR LAND VALUES TO the easterner who has never ex perienced anything like the recent growth of the Pacific coast cities and towns, the activity in real estate here is looked upon with a lurking suspicion, If not a definite conviction, that the future has been dangerously discounted and that a reaction is to be feared. Of course we who are on the ground know better and are prompt to correct this idea, which is not hard to do with the many and irrefutable facts of solid prosperity at hand. But we find an unexpected defender in the person of an eastern banker, said to be "closely allied to the house of J. P. Morgan & C 0.," who tells the Finan cial World that a few timid bankers in the east are giving out their fears on a subject they know little about. This defender declares that he has per sonally Investigated and also has his judgment confirmed by the opinions of others In whoso judgment he has con fidence. "There is nothing wrong with the west," said this banker, "in spite of reports to the contrary. The alleged dangerous character of the land spec ulation there amounts to really nothing more than a tremendous activity which is healthful and sound. Money Is In heavy demand, but there is no ques tion that all these demands are being promptly met. You cannot put It too strongly that nowhere are there any danger spots. The west is rich, and if it chooses to try to become richer in a legitimate way, who should interfere? This so-called speculation in land has a good basis, and the land is being used. It Is said that the west is losing its population rapidly, because so many thousands are selling out and going to Canada. That is true, but who are they selling to? To people of the east, to sturdy immigrants, who are coming to our shores by thousands weekly, and who will make good citizens. For every $1000 that goes to Canada, an equal amount or more comes In. It's a pity we cannot spare a few hundred thousand people when we are increas ing in population over 1,500,000 per an num. Not only tlie west, but the whole country, Is all right.'' This is the testimony of 'one who knows the volume and sees the signifi cance of the great migration from the congested east, whose overpopulation, exhausted soil, fickle weather and other unfavorable conditions are es caped to tho great profit of .the man wise enough to make the change. Tho soil is the basis of all wealth. Since the Pacific soil under irrigation will produce fourfold the wealth of eastern land there can be little fear that the migration will diminish or small doubt that the prosperity of the southwest, at least, is sound and en during. Senator Cummins of lowa lias had to cut out some of the political work because of trouble with his heart. How ever, no one who has followed his ca reer in the past couple of years doubts thiit his heart is in the right place. • IN MY GARDEN In my garden there are rests, sumptuous roses, richly dyed, leaning o'er to spill their .perfume In the fountain's crystal tide, And 11 mocking bird enraptured tings among the myrtle boughs. Calling softly through the moonlight to his shy love stricken spouse. Put my heart strays from this garden, where a dreamy fragrance lice. To a clutter of deed blossoms that Is sweet with memories. In my garden there are llllea, stalely lilies, tail and fair. Standing pure v vestal virgins In the dewy stillness there, And the incense, they are wafting .steeps my senses In a dream. , , As I linger. Iqtt in reverie, where their pearly petals gleam. Yet I'd barter all their beauty, while and dulling aa the (.new, Tor a handful of brown blossoms that were withered long ago. -Ullta Lever Y'ounae In bmeiUi act. Me and Bill Merely in Jest O. HENRY'S READING The late "O. Henry," whose flippant and slangy stories gave him a great reputation as a humorist, was in pri vate life a serious student. A visitor to the library of Mr. Por ter's New York residence was amazed at the ponderous histories and biogra phies on every side. "But don't you rbad." said the vis itor, "Ellis Parker Butler and writers of that sort?" "Well, no," said Mr. Porter. He laughed and added whimsically: "I make fancy cakes and sell them, but I eat only bread and meat." Washington Star. JUST GIRLS Girls like freckles—on their rival's face. We've known cooking school girls who didn't pan out well. Girls who carry watches in their belts are guilty of wasting their time. A girl with coral lips generally finds some fellow eager to corral them. Some girls can stand a man who is dissipated if his fortune isn't. A girl who has a large circle of friends naturally runs around a good deal. When a girl objects to being kissed It's a sure sign that the wrong fellow is trying.— Transcript. THE DOCTOR'S ORDER Halcomb (who sees Tonser eating dinner in a restaurant at : noon)— Hello! It looks strange to see you eat ing dinner at this time of day. I thought you never took more than a lunch at noon. Tonser— l never did until my doctor advised me to cut lunch out.—Chicago News. PARTLY SETTLED "Have Mr. and Mrs. Squinchley com promised their matrimonial troubles yet?" "Not quite. They agreed readily enough as to which one was to have the custody of the children, but they don't seem to be able to decide which Is to have tho choice of the automo bile."—Chicago Tribune. THE SAFEST "Young man going In for fox hunt ing wants to know how to take the fence without injuring himself," said the assistant. "Tell him to take It with a camera, growled the busy man, without look ing up.— Chicago News. . m . m ' ' Far and Wide GERMANY WAS TO RULE THE AIR Germany is not destined to realize her hopes of supremacy in the science of aerial navigation. Count Zeppelin was to clothe Emperor William with the sovereignty of the air. The count's dirigible proved to be nothing better than a balloon "writ large." Em peror William has seen the honors In aerial navigation go to France first. Britain and the United States next in line, and Germany nowhere in the race.—Toronto Telegram. DECADENCE OF THE RED MAN. The United States government has just cabled $3700 to bring home thirty nine Indians stranded in Brussels. Like prize lighters, the Indians can't come back. In the days of J. Fcnimoro Cooper those same Indians would have either swum the Atlantic or made canoes and paddled for Sandy Hook.— Philadelphia Telegraph. WHILE THE SIX SHINES. Fashion note, for farmers: Mr. Roosevelt was "dressed for haying when visitors called Wednesday. He had '"i a suit of white duck." We fear farmers in this section are not abreast of the times. They gather hay in claw hammers and pink shirts, under purple vests.— Orleans Times-Democrat. FOLLOWING IN T. R.'S FOOTSTEPS Taft is carrying out another Roose velt policy. He is trying to make Loeb the goat.—Philadelphia North Amer ican. ONLY SEEMS LONGER How to lengthen your life— miser bi._:r>a.lla» Maws Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS—Letter* Intend** (or publication must be accompanied fey the lame and address of the writer. The Herald rives the widest latitude to correspondents^ but assumes no responsibility for their view*. I alters s»ust not succeed 200 words. BELIEVES WOMEN SHOULD NOT PAY TAXES UNTIL GIVEN VOTES Editor Herald: It is very evident that Mrs. Clara Burdette has sounded the keynote on the question of woman suffrage; namely, "No taxation with out representation." The present con dition of things Is unconstitutional, consequently legally wrong. And if a crucial test were applied Its degrading and contemptible tyranny would be made clear to the most illiterate man who walks the streets of our city. It was the lack of recognition and im posed taxation upon our forefathers which caused them to declare their In dependence from the crown of Great Britain. The king, In answering their request to be represented in parliament, declared the colonies in rebellion and called for volunteers to force them to submit to taxation without representa tion. I do not think women In general are clamoring for the ballot to seek office. They are anxious to help make better laws and to have those in ex istence enforced. I heartily agree with Mrs. Burdette when she says: "I have always contended that the basis for suffrage should be education, with property qualification for bond elec tions. Make the qualification $100 If you want to, but at least do not let a vagrant who has not the slightest re sponsibility and who will change his vote for a drink determine the results of a bond election." In a city like Pasadena, where a large portion of the taxpayers are women, and a great many of them widows who have no male representa tive at the ballot, who have heavy taxes imposed upon them by men who do not own any property in the city and have no personal Interest in ita welfare. I believe if every woman in these United States would refuse to pay their taxes this coming fall, and carry their claim and cause to the supreme court of these United States they would bo given the right to use the ballot at all elections pertaining to municipal affairs where the money is raised by taxation. L. C. Pasadena. PRINTED DETAILS OF CRIME AFFECT MORALS OF NATION Editor Herald: I suppose newspapers in many instances are themselves Ig norant of the great influence for good or evil they exert on the community. Many of them obviously cater to the basest impulses in human nature by sensational writeups on war, vice and crime. It has become a common say ing that crime, like epidemics, lias be come contagious. Robberies, holdups, embezzlements and murder committed 1- one section of the community often are repeated in almost identical form in other sections of tin- community. The honest Inquirer, unacquainted with psychological science, is often sorely puzzled to understand the causes of these strange occurrences. The description of crime in its ghastly details, tho recounting of the deft and cunning of the forger dared in large headlines before the readers of newspapers, are powerful psycho logical . .cea—influences which of ten magnetize the unbalanced and morally weak to commit similar acta. But It is well to remember that the Influences which are Instrumental In inducing Immorality and crime In Indi viduals will, when rightly directed, in duce virtue and integrity. These In fluences are at the bottom of all re form and deform. Newspapers con "-uuily use them to stimulate and sway the public, very often to tlie ex tent of criminality. Tin- yellow news papers of America are responsible for more depravity and crime than any other artificial cause that can be named. P. A. JENSEN. Los Angeles, August 2. Rairoads are not exactly going into bankruptcy, even though they were not allowed to increase freight rates. The net Income of the Southern Pa cific for the fiscal year Increased more than six millions over that of the year before and file net income of the Union Pacific increased nearly two millions.— Pasadena. N«w> Increasing Foreign Commerce The foreign commerce of the United States in the fiscal year ending Juno 30 amounted to $3,250,000,000, speaking in very general terms, of which Im ports were valued at $1,500,000,000. To be more accurate, the figures just col lected by the bureau of statistics of the department of commerce nnd labor show: Imports, $1,557,854,854; exports, $1,744,966,203; excess of exports over Im ports, $187,111,349. The Imports were larger than In any preceding year, and the exports larger than in any former years, except 1907 and 1908. The grand total of foreign commerce, Including in tills term all merchandise Imported and exported, except that included in the trade with the non-contiguous terri tories of the United States (Porto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, Tutulla and Alaska), amounted to 88,808,821,087 and Is greater than that of any preceding year except 1907, when tho total was $3,315,272,503. The excoss of exports over Imports In the fiscal year 1910 Is smaller than in any other year since 1896, being $187,111,349, against $351,090,880 in the fiscal year 1909, $666,431,554 in 1908, $416,429,653 In 1907. $517,302,054. In 1906 and $401,048,595 in 1906. This marked reduction ill the excess of exports over imports Is duo to a falling off in the exportation of foodstuffs and an in crease in the importation of manufac turers' materials. The value of food stuffs exported In the eleven months, for which detailed figures are available, was $346.000,000, against $413,000,000 In the corresponding months of the pre ceding year and 1490,000,000 In the cor- In the Wrong Envelope William D. Stevens is president of the water board. Incidentally lie Is a candidate for the Republican nomina tion for congress. Thus it happens that he has a good deal on his mind. Recently ho drew some chocks to pay a number of personal bills, and when It came to the mailing a little mlx-up took place, after the approved manner of the magazine short story, with the result that Fred Alles. the proprietor of the Alles Printing company, got the check and the bill that went with some dentistry work, while the dentist got the printing bill and its accompanying remittance. What the dentist said and did is not history, but the reply of Fred Alios was "borrowed" from Mr. ■ Stephens by a well-known physician and handed to the editor of Pacific Outlook for the publication which it richly de serves. It Is as follows: "Mr. William D. Stephens, City. "Dear Sir:—We are in receipt this morning of a check signed by you. ac companying a statement • covering structural Iron work, the top crust of society, repairs to crockery, and other things. For Instance, one Item is 'work on bridge.' Now, we do not recall having done any work on bridges In our later years, and we are quite certain, if we have, the bridge will not hold even a swift-running candidate. Hearst's Scandal Mongering The high priest of yellow Journal l! i is William R. Hearst and perhaps the wor-t of his various vulgar and scandal mongering publlcalons, which are erroneously classed as "newspa -1 is," Is the New York American. The real "mission of Journalism" of this typo was characteristically lllus ttrated two or three days ago by a willfully perverted story printed in the American. A suit case belonging to a respectable elderly newspaper editor of Philadelphia about to sail for Europe was stolen by a young wom an, who declared when arrested that It belonged to her lover, who was de sert!" " her and going abroad. The probable facts In the case were appar ent, that there was a mistake some where and that the elderly editor was not the lover ln the case. It proved to be that way. When faced by the editor at the police station later the woman admitted that she had never seen him before. But the American, with Its typical eagerness for sensation, seized upon the meager facts as at first presented and printed a column story about the case, giving readers the unmistaka ble Inference ,that the declaration of the young woman was true and that the owner of the suit case was far from what he should be. A brief life his tory of the editor was given, and al- Not Entirely a Paradise Tahiti has been described In books, magazines, newspapers and steamship circulars in such a manner as to In duce the belief that the island Is a veritable paradise, and as a conse quence many Inquiries'are received at this consulate with regard to tho ad vantages offered to settlers in those Islands. Tahiti, Moorea and other mountainous Islands in this colony are indeed very beautiful, and tho climate, though warm, Is healthful. No fuel Is needed except for cooking purposes, and people may live here with less hard work than in the United Statics, but it should be added that there are practically no openings In these Islands for Americans. It Is possible now and then to buy land at high prices, hut a settler on unimproved property must wait ten or twelve years for cocoanut trees to yield any profit in copra (the dried meat of the nut), which ranks first among the three principal articles of export from this colony. Of the other two, vanilla is cultivated chiefly in Tahiti, and mother-of-pearl shell Is a product of the lagoons of the Tua motu and Gambler islands. Labor is "Tus" Eldridge's Snap "Tvs" Eldrldge, our own "Tvs," has been accused by the. Los. Angeles Her ald of using the county funds to feather his own nest. Tho nest; in question is located at tho head of Laurel Canyon in what is known as Bungalow Lund. The Herald intimates that Hi" beautiful Laurel Canyon road would never have- been built had It not been for the fact that Eldrldge Is one of the- principal stockholders in the Bungalow Land company. When the road was built some three years ago there was considerable sur prise expressed by people familiar with the condition of the roads .in this dis trict as to the reason for spending so much money on a road that led to no where In particular, when there were a number of heavily traveled roads sadly in need of repair. The money with which the road was built was taken from a fund set aside by the county supervisors for the employment of laborers who had been thrown out of work on account of tho financial responding months of 1908. On the Im port side, manufacturers' materials show un equally striking Increase, their value In the cloven months eliding with May of the present year being $793,000, --000, against $608,000,000 in the corre sponding months of 1909 and $517,000,000 in the corresponding months of 1908. Thus exports Of foodstuffs show a de cline of BO per cent when compared with 1908, while Imports of manufac turers' materials show an advance of over 60 per cent In the same time. The net Increase of $82,000,000 in ex ports during the year represents gains in manufactures and manufacturers materials, partially offset by losses In foodstuffs, In eleven months ending with May, foodstuffs decreased from $413,000,000 In 1909 to $346,000,000 in 1910; While crude materials for use In manu facturing advanced from 496.000,000 to 532,000,000 manufactures in the partly finished state, from 206,000,000 to 245, --000,000; and manufactures ready for consumption, from $4\,000,000 to $454, --000.000. The principal gains In the gen eral group "manufactures" occurred In Iron and steel, the exports of whloh In creased from $131,000,000 In eleven months or 1909 to $160,000,000 In the same period of 1910; leather and leather man ufactures, from $38,760,000 to $48,000,000; wood manufactures, from $62,000,000 to $72,000,000; scientific Instruments, from $8,000,000 to $11,250,000; automobiles, from $5,000,000 to $9,000,000; India rub ber manufactures, from $6,750,000 to over 89,000,000; furs and fur skins, from $0,000,000 to $14,000,000, and copper man ufactures, from $75,000,000 to $80,000,000. [Paclflo Outlook) It would appear at first blush as If you were trying to cross this bridge before you come to It. " 'Upper set, $12.50'—another mystl fler. Never before has it come to our knowledge that the upper set could bo bought for this price, though we all know that many units of the lower set may be bought along about election day at $2 per. Fortunate indeed you are, if you get the upper set of Los Angeles at the trifling cost set forth, but wo wish to assure you that we never mado any agreement to deliver the goods. " 'One gold crown, $7.50.' Cheap—dirt cheap for one that will fit you; but we did not know you already had con tracted for it. We reiterate that we did not take the contract to furnish It, though we shall do our part In seeing that it is placed on your brow. " 'Mending plate." Not guilty. We help to pass the plate nnd fill It ones In a while, but wo never essayed to mend one. "There are other items on the state ment which have no place In a well regulated printing office, and we are obliged to return the check and the puzzle card to you, much as we -grot parting with your excellent autograph and what it stands for. "Very truly yours. "FRED ALLES.". (Providence Journal) I though it was not so stated in so i many words, the ordinary reader's de duction from the story was that the editor was the "hero" of another sor did "romance." On an inside page the following day the American printed a brief "humor ous" correction of the story, saying that the editor's troubles. if not serl ouj to him, would be "funny," and that 'they would bo entitled to illus tration by Upper in ne of Wouldn't It Make You Mad series." The whole affair was evidently a huge Joke to tho management of the offending paper. The episode in itself was a slight an noyance. . The Philadelphia editor's only real "troubles'' were caused by the publication of a maliciously un truthful and libelous story. This is abominable "Journalism."- But It is a fair sample of the way in which the Hearst work Is conduct ed. The original story, coming into any legltlmtae newspaper olHce, would have demanded Investigation and cor roboration, But the fact that there was really nothing in it was too ap parent. Investigation would have re duced the news value to a matter of a dozen perfunctory lines in an ob scure comer. Tho Hearst motto is never to seek facts if the facts are apt to spoil I good "story." The Sys tem is a Wot on the newspaper busi ness of the country. (Connular Report) scarce and is likely to become scarcer when tho phosphate developments pro ceed further on the Island of Makatea, 120 miles from Papeete. Even in Ta hiti, where labor is better paid than in the other islands, a man gets for ordinary work only 60 cents a day without board, or from $8 to $10 a month with board and lodging. At such prices a stranded American has to work a good while to make $40 to pay steerage passage back to San Fran cisco. With the exception of two mills, which supply the local demand for unrefined sugar, manufacturing is done on a very small scale, and the wages of skilled labor are much lower than ln the United States. The mer cantile houses already established are in excess of the needs of business. Tho Chinese do most of the retail business in Papeete and throughout the island of Tahiti. People who are willing to work should not waste time in dream ing of an easy life on five or ten acres In this colony, a day dream which seems to bo cherished by an Increas ing number of persons in the states. (Hollywood Cltlttn) depression of 1906 and 1907. The cost of the work is variously estimated at from $10,000 to $20,000. Tho improved road Is about a mile in length and is ono of the finest In tho entire county. It starts at Harper place and ends at Bungalow Land, which has during the last few years become a popular sub urb. A largo number of attractive bungalows have been built and these are occupied by Los Angeles people during a greater portion of the sear. One of the bungalows is occupied by Mr. Eldrldge as a summer home. Ac cording to The Herald, the Bungalow Land company Is Incorporated for $15, --000; half of the stock of which has been subscribed and is owned as fol lows; S. T. Eldrldge, $3749; C, S. Mann, $3749; F. M. Price, $200. THIS IS THE DOUGH THAT PAID FOR Till-: ROAD THAT LEADS TO THE HOUSE THAT "THS" BUILT My, what a lot of dough! Where do you suppose "Tvs" got so much dough.' He must have been in-dus-ter-ious, don't you think?