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Los Angeles Herald
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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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Secretary Ballinger says: "The president and I have done all we could to make this adminis
tration a success." —News Item,
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
"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
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 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
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.
Girls like freckles—on their rival's
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
When a girl objects to being kissed
It's a sure sign that the wrong fellow
is trying.— Transcript.
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
"Have Mr. and Mrs. Squinchley com
promised their matrimonial troubles
"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.
"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 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.
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.
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.
Taft is carrying out another Roose
velt policy. He is trying to make Loeb
the goat.—Philadelphia North Amer
How to lengthen your life— miser
bi._:r>a.lla» Maws
Public Letter Box
(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.
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.
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
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.
(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
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.
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?

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