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Los Angeles Herald
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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
California has no liking for stanastlll
ers of any kind.
He will no longer be called Hy-rum
or Hire'em Johnson, but High-run
Johnson.
There wore a great many candy
dates, but only a few of them could be
the candy kids.
Yesterday's vote was called a test of
the direct primary principle. It was—a
regular fire test.
Gifford Pinchot seems to be a bettor
observer than James S. Sherman; also
a more popular leader.
A nine-Btory hotel to be built at Long
Beach is to cost a million and a quar
ter of the long green.
You'll never hear William V. Steph
ens making a campaign for election or
re-election with pork as his chief issue.
Not being as important as a prize
fight, it was not staged on the street
with half-naked boys by the Exam
iner.
McLaehlan felt sure that Cannon
would not be a candidate again, and
now old Joe can return the compli
ment.
Roosevelt refused to indorse Phil
Stanton, and we have another evidence
of what a good politician the colonel
really is.
It will be a pleasure for a few days
not to have to warn people that the
S. P. machine is sneaking up behind to
sandbag them.
And the voters took time during the
busy day to plan a nice funeral for
County Coronel Hartv.ell. Friends will
please omit flowers.
Ballinger says 'The president and I
have done all we could to make this
administration a success." Not quite
all; he might have realgnt d.
For sale at a mark-down price—a
large block of stock In an undertaking
company. Apply to W-l-r Pa-k-r, care
county coroner, Los Angeles, Cal,
The past cmapaign has given aptness
to the. slightly cynical maxim that some
men are born good, some make good,
und some get caught with the goods on
them.
They have as many quarrels over
public affairs in Pasadena as we do
elections in Los Angeles, but they set
tle them eventually. The arroyo bridge
Is to be built.
President Taft thinks three genera
tions will elapse before the Filipinos
can have self-government. AVhieh 1b
quite Indefinite, for they marry real
young in those tropical islands.
Sometimes you hear that King Auto
Is putting old Dobbin out of business,
but it has been found in Kansas that
the state has automobiles worth $5,372,
--000 and horses worth $90,599,000.
When he stopped the playing of
"Dixie" at a political rally "because It
wasn't a Republl' an tune," Senator
Heyburn proved himself one of the
kind that any party bidding for the
Bupport of common senso men will ask
to be delivered from.
When a corrupt political mnrhln" is
confronted with anything like a good
organization it is not half us formida
ble as it looks. Jt is shown to be a
compound of bluster, brag and bad
breath that turns tail and Blinks away
before it has taken half a man's pun
ishment.
CALIFORNIA IS REGENERATED
"Mino eyes havo seen the glory of the coming of the I-ord.
He is trampling out the vlntago whore the grapes of wrath are stored.
VERILY the sins of the corrupters of the great state of Califor
nia have found them out and trfe day of reckoning has come.
The infamous Southern Pacific machine that for forty years
has traded and trafficked in the honor of men; has bought and sold
legislation; has corrupted courts; has made bond slaves of officials
and turned the temple of a people's government into a den of thieves,
has at last met the fate that it has so long and so richly deserved. The
mills of the gods have ground their grist so fine that nothing is left
of the shameful and shameless state railroad machine. Either Bell
or Johnson will be the next governor of the'state and both are
honest men in whose hands the state will be safe.
The next lieutenant governor will be an honest man. and no
committee of the senate will be "framed up" for the benefit of the
infamous railroad machine and the lesser scavengers of legislation
with which it is used to dividing its prey. We will have for nnce
in the history of California a state board of railroad commissioners
who will be servants of the people and not slaves of the railroad,
and they will be sustained by an honest governor. In the county
that coarse and brutal representative of machine rule and political
graft Tuss Eldridge has been retired to his richly earned place of
dishonor and the business of the county and the good roads fund will
be in the hands of an honest majority of the board of supervisors.
Fredericks has escaped as yet, but the ides of November have
not yet come and gone for this servant of the machine. We have
reaped glory enough for one battle and it will not hurt to have a
Httle to fight for later on.
MORE INSURGENCY
CALIFORNIA had her first experi
ence with the direct primary yes
terday and appeared to llk(> it.
She used It to effect what Is nothing
less than a political revolution and en
roll herself overwhelmingly under the
Insurgent hanner. She declared her In
dependence, cut the chains that had
for nearly half a century hound her
to corrupt organized capital and in
doing so became one of the leaders in
the national movement that has for its
purpose the writing of a new magna
charta.
In his memoirs Carl Schurz said that
when a moral is?ue la presented intel
ligibly to the American people they
never fall to take the right side. Re
cent elections in Los Angeles and in
other states tear out this optimism.
Analyze the vote of yesterday and you
find that with all the strength that an
old and ably managed machine has,
with the help of some of the largest
and ablest papers In the state, with
the expenditure of almost unlimited
sums of money, with the appeals to
local pride, to real or fancied griev
ances, to personal friendships, to dick
ers and trades, with the help of the
natural inertia of a large number who
dislike political upge ts and always fa
vor the old order of things—with all
these favoring agencies the machine
was able to poll but a email minority
of the registered vote of the state, and
It can be seen how shameful has been
the supineness of a people that would
let a few men at the head of a rail
road political bureau so long mold
them to selfish and corrupt purposes.
" None of Johnson's adversaries de
served to have the support of clean
minded and Intelligent voters. They
made sorry exhibitions of their stand
ards at a time when the entire coun
try Is pulsating with a desire to re
turn to the higher plane in politics
from which the country has been
dragged, slowly and insidiously, for
many years by the money power.
Threadbare tariff scares, class appeals,
sectional prejudice, selfish motives,
such preposterous Issues as good
roads, party. tom-toms, personal
abuse, alliances with team mates and
self-seeking- pleas for a boost Into lu
crative office were all they had to
' offer.
They have been laughed at for their
pains and large expenditures of money.
The old order's passing has been de
creed. Mr. Herrln has ability that the
company should be able to turn into
some useful channel. He will not have
much to do in the old way. He ought
to be taken care of, for he has given
his conscience and manhood as well
as his brain to a master whom he
served with fidelity. In bidding fare
well to his greatness he Can say, with
.Wolsey:
Had I but served my God with halt the
zeal
I served my kine. he would not In mine
age
Have left me naked to mino enemies.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
THAT woman docs not have to fight
for her •"rights" or for the privi
lege of doing a work In the world
—even a service of the first magni
tude—ls Shown by the career of Flor
ence Nightingale, who has just passed
away nt her English home. ..Here was
a woman In no sense a genius; only a
plain, earnest mind, but with a char
acter born of a feeling of responsibility
to mankind, who achieved the highest
of the world's honors, but only he
cause she sought to do the service and
not to set the honors.
Thousands of women have all the
talents that Florence Nightingale had
and more. What she excelled In was
character. Sho did what ?ho con
ceived to be hor duty, probably never
dreaming: of the magnitude her work
would attain, meeting each now and
larger responsibility with the name
devotion that Inspired her first step
In philanthropy. Her career and her
work were alike matters of evolution,
like Clara Barton's and Jrino Addams'.
Florence Nightingale Ml the ideal
woman, the old fashioned kind that
thought little of vaudeville, and hobble
skirts, an<3 monstrous hats, and hlr
iUte rats and puffs. Sim probably
never demanded special consideration
solely because of her sex; probably
never loved .1 dog more than a babe;
thought littlo of fashloni and fads;
doubUen would havo provoked ri
baldry had ihe walked unknown into
a group of our too numerous girls of
the period. But iha was a magnificent
character that stamped Itself Indelibly
on the world. The world, in tip- next
generation. Is going to suffer because
too few of the old fashioned kind are
being developed in thlf
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1910.
A RECKLESS CHAMPION
THE local newspaper champion of
the high tariff seoms bent on fur
nishing us with amusement and
opportunity to puncture the stock
nrpumonts of standpatters. The other
day It fiuotPd some wages In free trade
England, and we showed from United
States census reports that in this
country 44.9 per cent of Americans re
ceive loss than $9 a week, 83.4 per cent
receive under $15, and in manufactur
ing pursuits the average is $10.06.
Now the Times prints another set of
English figures (gathered at Leeds)
showing an average wage In thirty-two
occupations to be something under $9
a week and the hours of labor to aver
age about fifty-two a week. But
figures of the kind are only good by
comparison, so we set over against
these English figures the following
figures of the Rhode Island bureau of
Industrial statistics, twenty-second an
nual report, just Issued:
"Wages of operatives In woolen and
worsted mills, $7 to $9 a week; 80 per
cent of operatives foreign born.
"Wages In silk mills, $7 to $8 a week;
93 per cent of employes foreign born.
"Wages In cotton mils, $7 to $8 a
week; 80 per cent of operatives foreign
born.
"Wages in rubber factories, $8 to $9
a week; 70 per cent of Employes for
eign born."
Mr. Aldrich, patron saint of high pro
tectionists. Is a resident of Rhode
Island and particularly interested In
the rubber industry, which pays $8 to
$9 a week and employs 70 per cent
foreign born labor. His argument, you
know, is that the tariff is for the "pro
tection of American labor against the
pauper wages of Europe."
It is the simple and unhappy truth
that wages in this country, with all
the advantage It has in Its greater re
sources, are only slightly higher than
In Europe, and the protection defender
who trots out figures on this subject
lays himself open to immediate humil
iation by irrefutable facts and figures.
BOOST FOR THE FAIR
THE plan of Governor Glllett to
have the state legislature lend its
aid to the fund for a world's fair
In San Francisco will meet with wide
approbation. The proposed enterprise
Is not a parochial scheme, but one
that would be a tonic for every part
of the commonwealth and stimulate
almost every business in Its borders.
San Francisco already is pledged to
raise $7,500,000 by private subscription
and $5,000,000 by a municipal bond is
sue. Whatever balance is needed to
guarantee the success of the fair
would be well invested If it were set
down to advertising expense and never
returned.
More than any other state, California
profits from Its visitors. Any reason
able amount spent to turn the stream
of traffic this way or to keep it run
ning is justified by past results that
we have seen with our eyes and felt
in our pockets. If San Diego is to hold
a fair coincldently with San Fran
cisco's the territory between those
cities would gain tribute from almost
every one of the vast multitude at
tracted by the enterprises. For this
reason Los Angeles ought to do some
thing toward a concerted action to see
that New Orleans does not carry off
the prize. Indeed, the chances are
that this city would bo the largest
individual gainer by it in the state.
The Portland chamber of commerce
so keenly realizes what a benefit to
the coast It would be that it has asked
the San Francisco fair promoters what
it can do to help. If Louisiana should
get the fair and fail to make It pay
a profit the state would be a net loser.
If California gets the fair and its big
army of vißltorß it will be the gainer
whatever the outcome of the show as
a concrete proposition.
AT HEADQUARTERS
QUITE an important conference was
held on J. Pierpont Morgan's
yacht Corsair off Newport, R. 1.,
recently.
It is understood that Morgan's guests
included Senator Nelson W. Aldrich,
Senator George P. Wetmore, who had
just returned from seeing President
Taft at Beverly, and Charles D. Nor
ton, the president's secretary.
Morgan IS known to take the view
that Xldrlch'l promised retirement
from the senate would be a "national
calamity." and it Is believed he urged
Aldrich to reconsider the matter.
Politicians in Khode Island havo
never believed Aldrloh would retire at
the end of this term, as he announced
last spring. It was not expected that
Wall Htroi t would consent to lose its
most able representative In the senate.
WHY PEOPLE N. >^>— X /*^\ — J 11 ;
a-/c/<c about I x. --tt'-iV Ro^riOTii v4^
T^irpß • mar ■^l^A^j^* r < /*»■ '1 *^w^\>^> _ :^^^^^^^^*»
Merely in Jest
WHT HE MARRIED ELSEWHERE
Seymour—Why wasn't Merlach married in
hla own town?
Ashley—Because every minister In his own
town refused to perform the ceremony. They
all knew Merlach'B reputation.
Seymour—His reputation?
Ashley—Yea; he has the reputation of never
paying his debts. —Chicago News.
A GOOD SUGGESTION
"He love* me, he lovea me not," mur
mured the romantic summer boarder.
"You must have picked a thousand daisies
to pieces today," remarked the old farmer.
"Possibly I have."
"Couldn't ye play the game just ma well
with potato bugs?"—Plttsburg Post.
AN ADMISSION
"Jones is an ass. He told me your wife
was an old, ugly cat, and that you only
married her for h€*r money."
"Hum! What did you answer?"
"I told him he was a liar."
"Thank you, old man. But—er— you've nsver
seen my wife, have you?"— Cleveland Leader.
A RECIPE
"My pigs seem sickly," complained the
amateur farmer; "yet I give them enough to
eat."
"Your troughs are too narrow, stranger. A
hog doesn't think he's getting enough to eat
unless he can put hla feet In the trough."—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
NEWLY DISCOVERED PLEASURE
The honeymoon had gone the way of all
honeymoons and their first quarrel was on.
"Of course," he sneered, "you'll pack up
and go home to your mother now."
"What, and lose all the excitement of
quarreling with you?" she retorted. "Well, I
gueaj not!"
QUICK WORK
Hobson—l planted ten shillings' worth of
bulbs on Saturday, and they were all up on
Monday.
Jobson—Great Scott! Some new electric
dodge, I suppose?
Hobson—No; your confounded cat. —Txmdon
Sketch.
IN SOUTH AMERICA
"Flag of truce, excellency."
"What do the revolutionists want?"
"They would like to exchange a couple of
generals for a can of condensed milk."—
Kansas City Journal.
Far and Wide
NEW'ORIGIN OF SPECIES
Science has not succeeded in exterminat
ing the New Jersey mosquito, but It has
worked wonders In the way of Improving the
breed. This year's crop Is small enough to
crawl through ordinary wire screens, and Is
much mora hardy, active and voracious than
ever before. This result wan not anticipated
when the war on the mosquito wa» started.
—Rochester (N. V.) Democrat.
HARMON ON PATHWAY UP
Unless some strange and unexpected tactical
blunder Is made, there will be more than an
even chance of electing Mr. Harmon for a
■eoond term. If he should win In November
it would mean. In the minds of most ob
servers, his nomination for jnesident in 11)12.
though political prophecies are proverbially
dangerous.—Providence Journal,
HOPE FOR THE HEAVY LADEN
If you are troubled or dejected; If you
foci overwhelmed with anxieties and reverMe;
If you are tired of life and contemplate exit
trom the wo rid—dwell for •& moment on the
trouble! of Klhk Alfonso of Spain and you
will pmmptly become reconciled to your cares
and your burdens.-Sprlngfield (111.) News.
HORRIBLE TO THINK ABOUT
One may be pardoned for wondering Just
what Ihn political activities of T. R. would
have been If he had announced his intention
Of t.iklnff part In things. —Now York Mull.
THE STATE TO LIVE IN'
When a man can take no Intercut In any
thing but politics, the prudent thing for
blm to do Is to move to Ohio. —Plttsburg
CSazette-Times.
WAYS OF PLAYINO POLITICS
Pome visitors go to Oyster Hay In the
deepest secrecy. Uncle Joe Cannon «iayn
away With the nolsa of a brass band.—New
Voile Press.
MAYBB THAT'S WHY
Speaker Cannon Insists that the sixty-first
congress wa» the best In years. And this
after what it did to him!-New Bedford
•Standard.
IT DOES
Thomas W. Watson has gone hack to the
Democratic party This, we believe, conclude*
Mr. Watson's round trip—Topcka Capital.
PRAOTICM MORK THAN lIX PItBACHM
President Taft may be credited win. prac.
tlrlni \\ii;it he prcaohen concerning vacations.
Chicago Record-Herald.
ri u.i.owi.vc, PRECBDRNTI
Don't laugh at Oklahoma for having two
kU i« capital!. There are Beverly and Oyster
Bay.--Cleveland Plain Dealer.
After the Primaries
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO CORRESPONDENTS—Letters Intended for publication must be accompanied by
the name and address of tile writer. The Herald give* the widest latitude to correspond
ent*, but tuuinn no responsibility for their views.
NOT AT ALL UNWILLING TO
BE CLASSED WITH SPENCER
Editor Herald: "The misrepresenta
tions of such as Herbert Spencer and
William C. Owen." (Charles U. White.)
For the moment I allow the compli
ment that classes me with Herbert
Spencer to balance the Insult of be
ing called a liar. I am no more en
gaged in a campaign of mlsrepresenta-
tion than was the greatest seeker after
truth our times have known.
Mr. Hughes' book, from which I
quoted. Is accepted in Australia as an
authoritative textbook on Socialism
and has been much praised in this
country. As Mr. White questions it, I
give him other authorities which he
will find it hard to dispose of in any
such offhand fashion. Here, for in
stance, is the definition of Socialism
given in the national platform of the
Socialist party in 1904: '•Socialism
means that all those things upon
which the people in common depend
shall by the people In common be
owned and administered." I say, we
say, that means government (state)
ownership and administration, and
that it cannot mean anything else.
In his much advertised "Common
Sense of Socialism" John Spargo sums
up as follows: "Socialists want gov
ernment ownership, Jonathan, but
they don't want it unless the people
are to own the government. When the
government represents the interests of
all the people it will use the things it
owns and controls for the common
good. And that will be Socialism in
practice, my friend."
I could quote by the dozen similar
.passages from recognized Socialist au
thorities. How, then, daro you deny
that the aim of your party is to have
government ownership and administra
tion take the place of private owner
ship and administration?
As a matter of fact well informed
Socialists do not deny it, but content
themselves with insisting that govern
ment under Socialism would be entire
ly different from government as we
know it today. This I deny, maintain
ing that it would be administered on
the majority principle, rendering the
minority helpless and the administra
tors the nation's autocrats.
WILLIAM C. OWEN.
Los Angeles, Aug. 16.
PREFERS NEW THEOLOGY OVER
OLDER FORMS OF RELIGION
Editor Herald: In the absence of any
authentic evidence to support tho
theory of supernaturallsm, and tMCAUM
there is no reliable history of the na
ture changing miracles reported to
have been performed by the so-called
Christ, I can see no reason why Mr.
McCaslin should condemn the new
theology as being no theology.
The new theology has many advan
tages to my mind over the old, hacked
UP by evidence that In Indisputable, in
that 'it is demonstratable. The trouble
with the old theology Is, and the
greatest objection to it, is its great
demand upon our credulity. The new
theology tells us of the power of mind
over mind, and we can see how the
adept* in all ages have worked the
miraculous through the power of sug
gestion, or in other words, hypnotism.
This principle was undoubtedly used
by Jesus, If he really performed any of
the wonderful works that are credited
to him, which for reasons already
stated is extremely doubtful. When we
assume that Jesus used other than the
natural law that Is free to the use of
any man to aid him in his so-called
miracles we assume that which we are
unable to substantiate.
Supernaturalism is too nearly akin to
superstition and 1h associated too
closely with ancient and modern
mythology to be seriously entertained
by well Informed, conscientious people.
If we could only be sure that God
so hated the world that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever refuses
to believe in him shall perish, but
might not have everlasting- life; if we
could believe that, we could believe al
most anything. However, when we at
tempt to study tho river of nuperna
turallsm at its source It is like the
mists of the morning.' When tho sun
light of truth begins to illuminate the
dark places of Its habitation and to
reveal its nalcidnrss it (ieoth ufar from
us, and we ar« not so sure after all.
Avalon, Aug. 13. A. DEKMOTT.
WRITER CALLS ATTENTION TO
PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTION
Editor Herald: In the present tur
moil of the first primary election of the
people choosing their own candidates
for offices of government it may be In
place to call attention to the funda
mental principle which was evolved by
the framers of the constitution and
based on the British law of parliamen
tary procedure, viz.: The law shall be
made in the interest of the people and
the majority shall carry on the duties
of government; hence it was estab
lished that there should be but two
parties—his majesty's government and
his majesty's opposition. It is obvious
that when this rule is not adhered to
and more than two parties are allowed
on equal rights the majority does not
always rule. In fact It has often hap
pened that It Is the minority which
obtains the government offices, and
therefore this fundamental principle Is
violated and so has been the cause of
much trouble and mischief. A recent
case in point was the last election in
San Francisco, where the minority now
rules and not the majority, because
of the three-cornered election. I Am
not so ■well versed in American history,
but am informed that such has hap
pened before. At the present day wo
have five parties, and If this tendency
of splitting up continues It may hap
pen that the majority will never rule
at all, something that happens In
Central American states, where there
are revolutions on hand all the time.
The two great parties should include
the minor parties, so that the latter be
come the extreme wings of the former,
but should not be allowed to set up a
separate government. Whether our
constitution provides for two or more
parties I cannot say, but I am quite
sure that unless the dual party system
is firmly established democratic gov
ernment by, for and of the people be
comes unstable, falls into disrepute fend
will eventually have to be abolished.
Los Angeles, Aug. 14. G. F.
DRAWS COMPARISON BETWEEN
BRITISH AND U. 8. METHODS
Editor Herald: To paraphrase the
great Laurence Sterne: "They do these
things better in"—Great Britain. "While
we on this side are striving to raiae
our juvenile courts Into prominence as
a great national institution, and be
cause we have installed the machinery
of law and officialdom, are seeking by
every means to Justify and dignity
it by inventing juvenile delinquencies
with all the pomp of court trials and
long-continued and contaminating
court surveillance, whore in many
cases "a slap on the head and sent to
bed" as of old would be the more fit
ting, the British are taking a far bet
ter course. Mr. Winton Churchill, the
present home secretary, promises for
next year a government measure
whereby, amongst other ameliorations
of the ■'criminal's"' lot, all "reporting
to the police" or the courts Is to be
done away with. If B prisoner is re
leased on ticket-of-leavo, as it is called,
ho will no longer, as heretofore, be
hampered, .stigmatized or made to
"drag the chain" of his past offense
by reporting himself at Intervals to the
police. Besides this, our "progress la
backwards.
WILLOUGHBY SMART.
Los Angeles, Aug. 15.
FIRM BELIEVER IN MORE
EXTENSIVE LETTER BOX
Editor Herald: I am one who likes
to read the essence of the Individual
from "The Public Letter Box," and
believe that 200 words are not BUf
flcient to convey what one may want
to ' x press. I am glad myself that you
are giving more space to individuals
of the public. Perhaps It Is not dis
creet to publish all letters handed in,
but after one has given earnest atten
tion to a narrative or question and
liiiH taken the time to consider it and
make a reply, ho is discouraged when
ht: finds his efforts are lost. Further
more, it is. not Justice to the reader to
get only a part of somebody's senti
ments while the other portion' unat
tainable remains in the wastepaper
basket.
As there are others who wish to use,
too, tlio Limited space, it is essential
then that each letter writer be cour
teous, brief, expressivo and convincing
in each article handed In.
SUBSCRIBER.
I.os Angelos, Aug. 15.
Teddyas a Student
■ (Editorial in Collier 1!),
Since man has Inhabltod this ball,
and left record of his dolnrs, never
has ho been as gifted as In the few
years when Athon.s was In flower. The
dominant statesmen of her brightest
period was the leader of humanl
tarlanlsm In an age of war. Dying,
prilled for lilh multitudinous renown,
lie said his fairest claim to fame was
that never through him had an
Athenian worn black; and when a
battle had been fought Pericles spoke
to his countrymen of the youth who
had perished from the city, "like spring
from the year." He led his city toward
the sciences and the. arts. The first
orator of his ago, the most cultivated
of men, ho was yet leader of the Radi
cal party agnlnst the Conservatives—
for the combination of learning with
popular sympathy and trust gives light
to the many, and gives vitality to
knowledge. "Without this union we see
blind groping on the one. side and
soeluded pedantry on tho other.
The widest popularity among loaders
of our day is enjoyed by one. In
analyzing whom most observers have
neglected an Important element. Wo
hear much of Mr. Roosevelt's sagacity.
Intuition and personality, but we hear
little of his unswerving study and of
his never-ceasing reflection. His lec
ture at Oxford was a striking proof
of the amount he reads and of tho
closeness with which he connects read-
Ing with questions of the moment. Hla
speech at tho Guild hall was regarded
as impulsively founded upon a few
days in Egypt, instead of upon years
of thought and upon intimate and long
continued familiarity with such vol
umes as Cromer's solid and Impressive
history. It Is easy to forget how much
work it costs to load. Occasionally
leadership to complete without the a«J
of books, as with our own George
Washington. More often a study of
the past is a foundation of strong and
enlightened convictions about tho
present* as in Washington's great
lieutenants. Mr. Roosevelt's return to
America has fully Justified the hopes
and confidence of his fellow men. He
has shown wisdom, courage, prudence.
He has proved that each year of life,
whether spent tn politics or In travel.
Is devoted to study and to progress.
Death gathers man, even as tho grass,
and he who would see a little In brief
years of groping must care to know,
must labor, must reflect.
State Press Echoes
The federal government* plan to re
forest the mountain* of Southern Cali
fornia should excite the liveliest Interest
here. Any co-operfttlon that can be extend
ed, should be forthcoming from thla aeo
tlon. There are difficulties In establishing
a growth of trees on the southern slope*
of those mountains, but In time It is hoped
this will be accomplished. Meantime, the
heights hereabouts should be seduloualy
guarded against nres.—Pasadena Star.
After the primaries soma of the Re
publican gubernatorial candidates will cer
tainly wish that a greater tariff and a
greater freight rate had been placed on
lemons. —Grass Valley Union.
Yes. the world is small, indeed. But
small as It Is tha moat vigilant and most
assiduous trailer has not yet been able to
locate Stanton's vote north of tha Teha
chepl. Maybe It Is like the needla In ths
haystack—somewhere, but hard to flnd.—
Pacific Outlook.
The peevish Balllnger snaps out that Con
gressman Poindexter. a political opponent
of his. who Is a candidate for a seat In
the United , States Senate from Washing
ton. Is not a Republican but a Socialist.
Socialist Is the most opproblous epithet
that a regular or reactionary Republican of
the Balllnger pattern can apply to an In
surgent who does not believe In allowing
the corporations to grab everytlna; In stgnt.
—Sacramento Bee.
Josh Billings'
Philosophy
Men allwuss kredlt themselves with their
suckcesH, and charge their failures to the
profflt and loss ackount.
The most convincing tempemnse lektnr I
ever listened to wai the ravings ov a
drunken woman.
Fully one naff the people In the world
find out what they know bl guessing at it,
and then git hot in trlelng to prove It
I beleave I hay had a grate menny tastes
ov a happy futer state, but none that had
sutch a sweet relish to it as when I felt
that I had dolt the kards honestly, and
given ml adversary a leetle the better hand
ov the two.
The time and tallents that a man spends
to make a suckcessphull loafer ov himself
would fit out at least two men with a
passable reputashun.
Thare are menny people who repent ov
their sins simply to clear the way for a
fresh' lot.
Just In proporshun a« woman It respektufl
men are improved In valor and clvllliashun.
The harte that lz deaf to all flattery 1»
either more or lees than human —probably
The chief importanse ov all kind ov spikes
lz the clinch they hay got to them.
Thoze people whoze whole studdy la to
prolong their lives are generally the least
prepared to die, and the most surprised that
they are ever called upon to do it.
Yung man. bio yura own horn, but yu
furnish the horn and lot sumboddy el»e
furnish tho bio.
It doesn't pay to try to be cunning-; yu
must watch yureself cluss all the time, and
every one else, and thare Isn't any money
In this.
A man's appotights may make him a
drunkard, Mb necessity may make him a
tlilef hlz paehuns may make him a liber
tine, but nothing but hlz own stultlflkashun
kan make him an infidel.
Suckcoss sleeps, possibly with one eye
open, and the whispers will az often wake
It az the bellowlngs ov a brass band.
Generous krltlclsm I respekt—lt Is aa
helthy az an okashlonal pill; but the baric
and snap ov puppys I never hay yet mis
taken for a Mte.
The most flimsy kuss ov all kreashun l»
the man who looks forward anxiously to the
time when till own rosponslhlllty will cease
and somo one else iz going to take care
I luv the masses. I kan fit elusiar to
them, and I find In them all the rare and
subtle traits that make human nature worth
the stutidy.
Thnze folks who are trlelng to (It to
heaven on their kreed will find out that
they haven't got a thru ticket.
One of the most reliable kures for love,
nowadays, «eems to be to get marrld.
It takes longer to do nothing than It dv*
to finish most Jobs.
Thare are phew people that yu lean prm*«
without flattering them.
One tasto ov fame makes common life)
prosalck
IN THE LONG LANE
I -walked with her along a lane
Where «weet wild roses shed their bloom;
But In her look wai cold disdain,
My eager heart was filled with (loom.
1 «nok<\ but she would not reply.
We walked together down th» lane:
I tried to win her with a »l«rh,
And sought to coax her, but In vpln.
I praised her beauty ana she frowned.
I plucked for her al sweet wild roe»;
Bho merely turned halfway around
And tilted up her lovely nose.
I walked with her along the lane;
A floeoy cloud hung in the aky;
I mill! I thought we might have rain,
But she would vouchsafe no reply.
Beside her foot a toad hopped out,
■ha Kavu a screech as If In pain,
And flung her dimpled arms about
My willing neck, there In the lane.
8. H. KJSER.

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