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THE HERALD in SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND —Los Angles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news etanis in the San 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 *een at the office of our English repre sentatives, , Messrs. E. and J. Hardy * Co. 80, SI and 32 Fleet street, London, Eng land, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive newt, 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 A political coffin for yours, Coroner Hart -ell. Uow watch Senator Bristow uncork something. jJxtra! Extra! Secretary Ballinger says he will not resign. It is reported that Dr. Crippen sleeps soundly. The same might be said of his late lamented wife, Belle Elmore. What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweot.—William Shakespeare Fredericks. Business failures in the east' have been more numerous than last summer. But it has been so hot that none of the victims cared a hang. Doesn't the Oklahoma testimony re mind you of Congressman Lilloy'B question: "I wonder if tho people will ever get onto this crowd?" In tho opinion of Capt. Fredericks the "true name" of Bryan is William Jennings, and of the president of tho United States, William Howard. If Walter Parker's undertaking com pany Is grafting on 'tho coroner's of fice, don't say "it's none of my fun eral." It is, for you pay in taxes. Pasadena is preparing to entertain 100 astronomers. We expect to have several candidates in this city who ■will see stars next Tuesday night. An Illinois college professor says he expects to live to bo 130 years old. He's wrong. Fifty years from now nobody Will be able to afford to live but trust directors. It is hinted that ii, gldent Taft is preparing to climb aboard the insur gent band wagon. if so, the man agers of the craft had better In Lie underpinning. J:.pan has ordered four new military airships, and there is no longer any doubt that Congressman McLachlan was right in warning us of the intend ed conquest of California. Fruit growers of Georgia, West Vir ginia and Florida are kicking about excessive freight rates. The ralli in all parts of the country are run on the came plan, it appears. It was pretty crusty of Pinchot to call on Col. Roosevelt after speaking in California for Hiram Johnson, when lie knew how ardently the colonel wanted I'liil Klanton, elected. Th- news Uetn* didn't say what was the matter with Aviator Brooklns' aeroplane which almost added that daring' Bailor to the list of the dead. Perhaps the craft sprung- a leak. In justice to Senator Aldrlch it should aid that he didn't raise tho tariff on things all alone. Jlo had to have the help of members of the other house, including the California congressmen. Now tho interstate, cornmeroe com mission lias of Its own volition jumped on the New Haven railroad for Pfi passenger rates. if we were a ral magnate we shouldn't speak to on< of those commissioners if we met him on the street, Aviator Harmon of New Vrk . demonstrating- the feasibility i.f ai ro« plants in naval war by dropping or ange bombs on target li ha vent only 100 feet high, ir seem* pra that any warship wouM explode his theories before he exploded many m ■ Biles. THE FREDERICKS-PATTER SON SCANDAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY FREDER ICKS makes the explanation of the nepotism in his office that was expected. It was his brother who drew money from the county treasury on two orders (and perhaps on many others; only a probe will reveal that), but the reasons therefor are so funny that Captain Fredericks must think he Is explaining to children. They show such a lack of appreciation of the grav ity of the thing that he is revealed as morally unfit to hold an. office of trust. In substance they are as follows: My brother, an 'eminent physician" from the east, was out here with no source of Income, so it occurred to me to make use of him in behalf of the county. I did so, using a false name as a disguse, I wanted somebody to play the spy on some gambler! at Venice, and I asked him to help me "in this and some other crises." I Blgued his vouchers for pay under a false name, because as a matter of pride he didn't want to appear in the cases. Captain Fredericks ignores the fact that morally the QBE OF A FAl.sk NAME in B transaction of this kind IS AS BAD AS FORGERY, and warrants tiio wont suspicion* of graver transac tion*. If he admits the payment of $500 of the county funds to his brother, he must pardon the public for wondering whether an official who could put his relative on the pay roll under a false name and now defend the action as proper, has not been 'taking care" of this brother and other relatives and friends to a much greater extent. The explanation that "David Patter son" is his brother's "true name" is too serious as a revelation of moral standard* to be funny as it otherwise would be. But in this he is not even consistent, for note that he excuses the pseudonym on the ground that the ex igencies of detective work require se crecy! That is, secrecy being: necessary, he uses "David Patterson," which is his "true name." Could any attempt to justify this flagrant nepotism be more ridiculous and fishy? Supposing it be conceded, for the sake "f argument, that it was proper for District Attorney Fredericks to find a source of easy money for his brother. Dr. David Patterson Fredericks, through his official position, and that it was necessary and proper for the i latter to work under an assumed name, it is still not satisfactorily explained why it was necessary for the doctor to draw pay under a false name and through another party. It is still un explained why it was proper for the district attorney to sign the warrant certifying that a false name was a true one. The whole thing is rank with Tam ln.inyized politics, on a par with the district attorney's kindness in putting the discredited Percy Hammon on the county pay roll and making the ma chine politician, H. S. O. McCartney, liia deputy, when McCartney was feed ing at two other public cribs at the same time. These latter alliances sweep aside. In the minds of clean and candid men. the absurd and conflicting ex planation of the district attorney in the case of his brother as entirely un worthy of serious .attention. It Is probable that the payments to the false David Patterson would not hold water legally, and that any tax ; could by suing compel him to disgorge. It is also plain that Captain Fredericks should be defeated at the coming primaries. But the matter ought not to stop there. The new dis trict attorney should at once institute an investigation and probe to the bot tom the conditions revealed by this scandal. AS TO PORK AT Congressman McLachlan'a head quartersjln this city ho has swung oat a banner that proclaims as his merit the fact that he has secured large appropriations for this district. Mr. McLachlan claims all the credit for the money spent in or set apart for the use Of Southern California. No credit to Senators White, Flint or Per kins, who have been popularly thought to have had quite a '"drag" with the loaders at Washington. No credit to the cltizena of Los Angeles who put their shoulders to the wheel from time to time, here and at Washington. None for anybody but McLachlan. "As a member of the rivers and har bors committee I was In a position to Rah deep into the pork barrel," he Bays in effect. "I g"t more Of the pork than anybody else." But he doesn't go Into tbe modus operand!, whatever he got Ins got by making- himself a completely j subservient tool of Cannon. Every i vicious piece of Cannon legislation he supported, every measure to break the power of that czar be opposed. But he he pork. Ev< ry rally of the Cannon forces found him in line. Every fight on them i him with "regular" spear and shield facing the forces of reform. And what f"r? Pork, "it helped me to get more than any other member," he saySi "because Undo Jon made me one of the custodians of the pork barrel." He voted a hundred tariff burdens on the people Of this district, helping to raise the prices of household necessi ties! and justifies it by claiming that he, got B cent a pound duty on oran i B, Mr. .McLachlan Isn't going to be in charge of the pork barrel next session, for his Uncle Joe isn't going to i». In command. If he is lent back h< will be a pretty unlnfluentla] member, because ho won't have any chance to trade votes with a Cannonlseed majority. The Q.uei tlon now la: r>o the voti »ard the pork barrel and what it signifies as more Important than the complete destruction "i 1 < 'an nonlsm? Tin y have shown an Intelll m c;isting their votes nf late that nn. It's a great tiling to be a relative or close friend of Coroner Hartwelli Wal ter Parker, Capt. Fredericks or Tuss Bldrtdftj. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1010. I [^LEGISLATURE I " I LAvyvER | fjjfjj^l ' M§^ >^S| I I MR " PoT it Zl3^^i» I'(I mo J pot A _ »|L Sfvi* J "OJ I I^^^^^^^ I K>it 'j Pot "|| -^*-O ALDRICH'S REPLY SENATOR BRISTOW may plume himself on the accomplishment of a feat never before performed by anybody. He has succeeded in sotting under the epidermis of Senator AUlrlch and stinging him to a reply. Aldrich'a normal state has been one of placid superciliousness toward all criticism.' The rubber tariff was advanced, he says, on the advice of one of the tariff expert! (hi* own lOlectlonM), in order to equalize things and facilitate cus toms collections, but Mr. Aldrich.might explain why It did not occur to him to • •■Yi.^e the sehedujes downward'instead of up, to equalize «id facilitate collec tions. "It was iifired to unanimously in confeYencoV* of Course, because the conferees were, JiJCft the tariff experts, creatures of AJdrleh ajid Cannon. The Rhode Island nun is shifty and specious all through. It is absurd to say that he bdiV W* interest in whether crude rubber was free or dutiable, be cause It was manifestly to the advan tage of his uwetin; that its goods should have fros entry and large sales, just as it was to its and his advantage to give the United States rubber trust a tariff of prohibitive size that would insure it the monopoly of the Amer ican market and make it a good buyer of his crude commodity. He took good care that these things were done. The chief facts In thu rubber situa tion are these: There is such a high tariff on rubber goods that the trust can put up prices 26 per cent, as it has done In the last six months, and snap its lingers at protests; Aldrich and Can non fixed that tariff; Aldrich then got into the game, and found it very profit able. He doesn't deny these, things. The rest of the reply to Bristow is mere words. MORE IMPORTANT MR. STANTON is not going to inako a very deep Impression with hi^ appeal to local pride in behalf of his candidacy for gov ernor, because it fails u> go t.> the core of things as they exist this yoar. People have learned that it fa more important to have a trustworthy lieu tenant governor than any kind of a governor, for the reason that while the governor's power is' chiefly negative, through the veto power, the power of the lieutenant governor in legislation is direct and great. «• Aside from various ex-ofllcio duties and from acting for the governor when he is away, the lieutenant governor presides Over the senate and appoints Its committees. 'J no appointment of those committees largely determines the control and the policies of the up per house of the legislature. One of the most pernicious aspects of the rail road machine's interference with legis lation has been its putting up the .slate of those committees. • • If the right kind of lieutenant gov ernor is sent to Sacramento and a majority of the same kind is sent to the senate to support him, things are a good deal safer than if the other kind are In command of the commit tee* and able to favor corporations and special Interests by suppressing meas ures, inserting Jokers and otherwise taking care that things are done as nearly as possible according to the wishes of a railroad office in San Fran cisco. A The Bribe in Disguise AS IT IS SOMETIMES DONF —Chicago Tribune. UNION STATIONS RUMOR has it that the Salt Lake railroad proposes not to wait very much longer on the other systems entering this city, and if they do not show a disposition to do something In the matter of a union station, will go ahead and put up an ornate pas senger depot of its own. This might bring the other lines to time after it were under way, but Los Angeles would regret to see two or more stations dividing the expenditure that ought to go into one. The city ought not to be compelled, however, to await the whim or caprice of the Southern Pacific, whose chief interest seems to be in San Francisco's ad- vancement and in Los Angeles only extends to what tribute can be ex tracted out of the city. Splendid stations are going up in all parts of the country. The Herald printed pne this week of a $750,000 de pot in Salt Lake City, with only a third of our population. Last week the Pennsylvania railroad station in New York, the largest and finest in the world, was opened. With tunnels and yards it represents an outlay of $160, --000,000. The New York Central is build- Ing one even finer. Los Angeles has done well by its railroads. The wonderful enterprise and pull-together spirit of our people have raised up here a great feeder for them, with immense possibilities. Its business men may yet have to apply iOme of thut team work to the railroad situation here; in other words, they may find themselves justified in favor ing with their business the line or lines that show the fairest attitude in the matter of their duty to this town. Capt. Fredericks pays his "eminent" brother consented to help him (for $.-)iiii) "as a patriotic duty." It was about time that somebody should con tribute something worth while to the cayety of the campaign. Georgia cotton crop It a million and a half bales short—another reminder that California i.s going to take away the laurels of other .states for cotton production. The Imperial valley nev er has killing frosts. The dear innocent common poople have had a couple of fine examples this week uf the way county politicians take care of each other and of thoir friends, and keep the machine well X iaiSd> Wellman's balloon Is now ready and he la going to sea about the Atlantic trip. SONG OF THE FOOLKILLER The Foolkiller said, eald he: "X rid* on the auto free; When the risks are rash And they scorch and smash, Right there on the Job I'll be." The Foolklller said, said ho: "I swim In the lake or sea: When the weight unicarad Pant his depth has fared, I follow upon hla lee." The Fonlklller said, said he: "I bend to tho oar with glee; When the boat Is rocked And the world in shocked I listen to no one's plea." The Foolklller said, said he: "Snm« fly without sight of me. Drat tin' pesky things— I'm afraid of wings, And that 1* the truth, b'gee!" — New York Sun. Merely in Jest KEEPING UNDER COVER "Grandpa," said little Kastus as he turned the jiapn-s of the dream book, "why am it when witches fly around on broomsticks dey am always old wimmen? Whore be deh husbands?" "Land, child," laughed the old m;m, as lie cut a fresh watermelon, "yo" wouldn't expect deh husbands around when dey am armed with broomsticks, would yo'?"—Chicago Daily News. PREVENTION "Do you believe that music prevents crime?" "To a certain extent," replied Mr. Sinnick. "When a man keepg both hands and his breath busy with a cor net you know he can't be picking pockets, attempting homicide or slan dering his neighbors."—Washington Star. THE FAMILY DEBTS, TOO Blobbs —Harduppe says he can trace his family back 300 years. Slobbs—Yes. and I dan- say he can trace some of his debts quite as far.— Denver Times. UNCLE EZRA SAYS "Fellers who do all their travelin' <n airships won't hey much uv an oppor tunerty fur leavin' footprints on the sands uv time."—Boston Herald. California Topics Manifestly Vornon without fights would be a new suburb, and the Los Angeles movement Is certainly Indicative of the effect of the re cent agitation on public sentiment In the state which has made a regular feature of these mauling displays. There have been frequent contests not only at San Francisco and Los Angeles, but at Oakland, Sacramento, Ban Diego and a, dozen 01 more other towns. Without the heavy hand of suppression the boxing exhibition limply means the price light, and it will be Interesting to see If the example of Los Angeles la followed by other California cities.—Chicago Becord-Horald, Los Angeles soon found a way to finance the Owens river enterprise when bond buyers of the east fluked. Los Angeles always finds, a way to do big things for the advancement of the city without prolonged caviling. This la on« of the chief reasons why the big metrop olis Is forging ahead at an amazing rate.— Pasadena Star. The distinction of canting the first woman's vote In California ream with Mm. Roliort .T. Burdette, wife or the preachßr-humorlit it di I not appear that it was deemed neoe«eary for the election officers to call on the pollco for protection. Bacramento Hoc;. A prominent actress has gone to Paris to iret atmoaphara for "The CUantaoler." It Is respectfvilly augceatad that a ruora In tenae and realistic barnyard atmosphere might be obtained in Petaluina —San Fran cisco Post. A team of Angora t,"mts< was driven (OM tnllea by a California ranchman. Bui thai isn't near as fur at oertaln political |oati art lolni to I"; driven not fall.—CUvaland Plain ]>• aler. Boma 1-rfM Ant*' ■ la'llin claim to have charmed a rattlesnake with their singing. If anything could charm a ratUeaMkt it would b« tna singing of Angeles.—Salt Lake Deserct N WK. The dlfferenco between »port» and uportsmen is thown In tho fact that the former arc down call In Han Frunci . i baoaiua the Hutu uua n itopped. Paaad»B% News. The records show that a great many peo pie come to Southern California to die. They also show thai a great many come here to lie born.— Pasadena News. Nina hundred tons of pears ihlppsd '-ant fr*'iu BMrABMnto 111 one day Is another avl ,! ,f iho ImnienM wealth of thn Qoldan ■tatt Oakllnd Knuulrer. ciff'ir'l Pinehot in still enjoying his Job In California bh ■ political barker. An appropri ate Job for an ex-chlef forest' Tim. s. AT LAST Now iiiivn your scads, l'ropare to plank Them In the postal Havings bank. N PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO CORHE.SVONIIENTB—I-ettem Intended for publication miint be accompanied by <he name and aililrc. of tue writer. The Herald Klve« the wldmt latitude to correspond ents, but •uumu no responsibility for their view*. BRANDS BROTHERHOOD OF MAN AS MERE SLUSHY GENERALITY Editor Herald: It Is, according to my view, most devoutly to Un hoped that the Socialist, single tax, anarch ist, insurgent and other wings of the great army of discontent will give us something moro than the 'vague and weak generality known as the "broth erhood of man," with which Mr. Binns seems so well satisfied. Kvery religious and popular movement since the world began has shouted Itself hoarse over that hackneyed formula, and then sot to work enslaving the majority. Chris tianity is a leading: example. Always, as It appears to me, the cardinal crime of the majority is slip shod superficiality; the being content with vague generalities which, it Is hoped somehow or other will work out all right. Today thousands of people are trusting themselves to So cialism as they formerly trusted them selves to the Populist party and to other movement* that claimed adher ents by the hundreds of thousands, without having any clear idea of what Socialism means. I notice that Mr. Binns pays a high tribute to Bryan. I have always thought that idolized Democratic leader one of the falsest alarms ever shaken out of tho dice box by malignant fate, and I Judge him purely by his rec ord. The completely damning fact of Bryan's career Is that he found the public deeply indignant over the In equitable workings of our Institutions, came in with one of those flamboyant speeches that mean nothing, and then led us for years into an absolutely bar ren wilderness, Jollying us along with the hoax that free silver would abol ish poverty. Of course, it soon became worked out and he then dropped it like a hot potato, but meanwhile he had thoroughly disorganized the movement and wasted years of valuable time. Who ever hears Bryan or any one else talk about free silver today? What we want is more clear ideas and less slushy sentimentality, for we need an accomplished fact, the abo lition of involuntary poverty. T. K. O. Los Angeles, August 11. ASKS 'REAL QUESTIONS' OF CONGRESSMAN M'LACHLAN Editor Herald: I have received one of the "Real Facts" circulars sent out by James McLachlan giving tlvo rM sons why he should bo re-elocted to congress. The first set forth is his claim that he was instrumental in so curing and maintaining the tariff on citrus fruits. Among other things he pays: "The Fayne-Aldrich law is a groat budget made up of an Intricate whole. You can't touch cotton and iron or the multitudinous things with out training tho guns on citrus fruits." This "great intricate whole" is cer tainly a great intricate hole. As a labyrinth it surpasses tho natural one in Kentucky. I will not attempt an exploring tour of its devious ways, but would ask Mr. Md-achlan If it is not a "Real Fact" that, if the grower of citrus fr-ults could buy a decent suit of clothes for the price he must now pay for shoddy, If ho could buy a fairly good pair of shoes for $3 as he used to be nble to do, instead of pay ing $4.R0 to $5: If he could buy a good steak tot about the price he must now pay for a bone; if he could buy Ills proeerles at 20 to 25 per cent less, M ho ought to be able to do; if he could buy his farming implements at a rea sonable figure; if he could send by parcel post a package for much loss than he is obliged to pay the express company and incidentally lend his mite toward wiping out the annual poftofflce deficit; if the Suffering Pa cific railroad was not permitted to charge exorbitant rates and charge to operating expenses money used to ds bauch politics, then could not the cit rus fruit growers stand a cut In the tariff rates and still be further ahead of tho game than they are now? What do you say? RANCHER. Duarte, Cal.. Aug. 11. POINTS TO ENGELS AND MARX AS SOCIALIST AUTHORS Kditor Herald: There have been sov <ral Belt-constituted critics of Social ism airing their ignorance In the Let ter Hox lately.. They, apparently, havo not consult ed iiiiy recognized authority on the subject of Bodallim, but have drawn their conclusions or information from non-iociallßtic sources, or somcthlnK 1 labeled Socialism. Karl Marx and Frederick Engeis are recognized, the world over, as au thorities on Socialist economics, and if these critics honestly desire to learn, instead of starting controversies over something which they do not under stand, there is a place where they may go and learn, without cost, located at 817 Eaet Seventh street; if their only desire is controversy they will only continue to show up their Ignoraneo and make themselves tile laughing stock of those who read their absurdi ties. "Value, Price and Profit." by Karl Marx, will give any one who reads it the knowledges of fundamental Socialist Pr, lnClPlM' HAKRV a WALLER. Los Angeles, Aug. 11. The Confession of Jim Rea Some two years ago William F. Her rin and Jim R«a, his lieutenant in San Jose, fell nut over the division of some money. Herrin gave Rea the short end, his lieuutenant claimed, and in revenge Rea "squealed." In his public confes sion made at that time Rea laid bare the methods of the railroad machine, of which ho had been a conspicuous division for a quart** of a century. There has been no change in this respect during the past two years. The conditions of 1908 are the conditions of today, but the force of the movement to dislodge— trunk and root— the whole rotten' institution, has been many times multiplied. ■ ' The railroad,. the machine, the organ ization—call It ly whatever term it pleases to ■ masquerade— trying its full strength to hold on. ANY OF THE CANDIDATES ARK FAIRLY ACCEPTABLE EXCEPT ONE. IT SEEKS ONLY TO DEFEAT HIRAM W. JOHNSON. HE IT IS WHO REPRESENTS THE UNITED PROTEST OF THE LIBERTY-LOV ING CITIZENS OF THE 1 STATE AGAINST THE CONTINUANCE OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC CONTROL. HE ALONE AMONG THE CANDI DATES, HAS PLEDGED HIMSELF TO KICK WILLIAM F. HKHRIN OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CALIFORNIA. » Herrin's mastery of the state gov ernment could not be more tersely ex pressed than It was by Rea who,.from long association,, spoke with . a full ness of knowledge. Rea put it thus: "Now, when Mr. Herrin ha« every department of government In the state ASSERTS FEAR RULES US FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE / Editor Herald! Of all negative con ditions the race is subject to, fear is the greatest Wo are born cowards. * Our mothers feared for us before we (rare born. Wo came Into earth life with a wail of fear. All who had anything to do with us feared some thing evil would happen to us. They were alraid we would catch cold, or the nieaslos, or whooping cough, or diphtheria, or die of summer complaint. Bomebody feared all the time that wo would got scalded or frozen, or fall out of bed, or clown stairs, or into tho well. When we were old enough to be afraid we feared our parents, our teachers, the minister, the dark, the devil, and oven feared Qod, whom St. John says is love. Later, we were afraid of failure In business, of tire, alraid the election would start some one to tinkering with the tariff or our blessed money system. Wo were afraid on land or sea, or of fire or water, cold and heat, wind and hall, lightning and cyclone, earthquake and tldul wave, and yet we wonder why there are so many sick people. But the .silliest of all fears Is the fear of mi crobes. Some people have such a "mania for owning thtng*\" as Walt Whitman wrote It, that they say "my catarrh, my neuralgia, my rheumatism, or my headache," thus do they cherish their little devils and go on their way la menting: and complaining. So long as mankind personifies the perfectly nat ural chemical action called disease, and designates it with all manner of outrageous and grotesque names It will be difficult to change tho opera tion to one agreeable to the best ex pression of life on tho earth plane. DR. OEOROE W. CAREY. Pasadena, Aug. 11. CLAIMS REAL WIRE-PULLING WILL COME WITH SOCIALISM Editor Herald: The definition of So cialism is largely baaed on opinion among Socialists, therefore a defini tion that will be indorsed by every So cialist cannot bo made. I define It as the state ownership of all the land, raw material, means of production, means of transporta tion and means of distribution. When the state takes over and controls these things, what are there left but the blue skies and the sunshine for Indi viduals to own, hoard and control? Independent Individuals virtually de spise the intrigue of the ordinary of fice hunter for a fat government job. but after the Socialists' government takes hold the real wire-pulling and toadying will commence, to see who shall do the work and who shall boss th* job. Mr. Rubell will no doubt say these statements are but my own er rors (of which he Beems to think I have a large stock) and no part of So cialism. But tho Socialism of which idealists dream and tho Socialism based upon human life are quite different. One is but the subjective picture of the dreamer, the other must be rooted in fact of the external world. Mr. Rubell thinks that we are drift ing away from individualism to co operation, and cites as examples the fruit growers' protective associations, railroad corporations and oil trusts. But mutual protective associations and trusts are not co-operative societies. Co-operation means profit sharing and equality of interest. I feel sure that the world has never seen a true democracy, and will not soon see it. But humanity is climbing the mountain trail that leads to It. When it has scaled the summit labor will be freed from the oppressor, wo man will get her rights, and little In nocent children will be cared for. P. A. JENSEN. Los Angeles, Aug. 12. QUESTIONS VALIDITY OF TWO HOURS TO VOTE LAW Editor Herald: I notice In The Her ald of August 11 that in this stato you have a law which gives an em ploye tho "right to quit work for at least two hours In order to go to the polls and do his duty to the state without having his salary or wages docked." In all probability the> right of an employe to quit work in order to go and vote would doubtless be up held by the courts, but the other pio vislon that his pay shall go on while he Is absent at the polls will not stand the test of judicial scrutiny. To sanction this provision would be to take the employer's money for tho two hours' absence and give It to tho employe for nothing—something which no legislature or other civil power in the state has the power to do. The fourteenth amendment to the consti tution of the United States, which prohibits any state to "deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law," and also from denying "to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws," is the insurmountable bar- Her to vuch legislation, and this I am ready to verify. N. O. • Long Beach, Aug. 11, 1910. (raKndrna \™«.i of California —denllng In national and stnte matters, and then in the differ ent counties where ho controls the teadera —you can see what a horrible position an individual Is In if ho starts up to protest. "And that i.s the reason that the peo ple don't free themselves. They have been sold out bo much and so often. Why, since I have boon in politics in this state, the people have been sold out just as often as tho politics chang*." To H>rrin the state government has been a commodity to be bought at will. This is the practice that Hiram Johnson will crush with the same boot that kicks Herrln out of the govern ment of California. HOW UFI LOOKS - To l'cnslmlst Keep out. r' Dangerous, . No nmnklncr. No admission. Jleware of the dog. Keep 'iff the grass. Elevator not running. Don't feed the animals. » TrcßpiinscrH will be prosecuted. Not responsible lor hat» and coats. To Optimist Come in. Take one. \ No collection. Admission freo. ' ' * You are invited. HtranKors welcome Auk (or free sample. No trouble to show goods. < Let ua "feather the neat." Money back It not satlaflad.