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Los Angeles Herald THOMAS K. GIBIION. President Mid Editor. Entered as second class matter at th« po»tofflce .In Los Angeles. OLDEST MORNING PATER IN ' ■ LOS ANGELES Founded Oft. *, 1»"S. Thirty-sixth Tear. Chamber at Commerce Building. rhanes — Main 8000; Home 10211. 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Eng land, free of charge, and that firm will be Flad to receive news, subscriptions and ad vertisements on cur behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles K. Gates, advertising man ager. ————————=zz= Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN P_KSfipiA_CULLA:ri! The vast forest fires that are raging along the Pacific slope are pretty good arguments for conservation. The particular form of Insanity that may be pleaded in Gallagher's case may me "dementia Hearstiana." General Christmas of Honduras is missing, but it is not stated whether he departed behind a reindeer team. You may have noticed that time is flying very fast, and that soon we shall hear the daily injunction, "Buy your Christmas presents early." After the Halley comet scare we re fuse to bo disturbed by the statement of an astronomer that the now sun spot is a volcano large enough to swal low the earth. The Pacific, coast has thought rather highly of its sea serpents, but it has nothing to offer against the Louisiana crocodile, nine feet long, that tried to murder a horse. The present confusion and expense in the election count would not be neces sary if Los Angeles had voting ma chines —but machines of the right kind, not the Walter Parker kind. The mean temperature of Los An geles this summer has been lower than that of a majority of eastern summer reports. That fact ought to be drilled into the eastern consciousness some how. Illinois is not so bad as pictured, it seems. Twelve out of SOO veniremen for the Browne bribery trial were not tampered with by Jury fixers, whereas It was reported that all had been ap proached. President Taft finds from the family archives that he is distantly related to Senator Aldrich. It has been known for some time that there was some thing in the blood that was in need of si spccilic. Army officers are reported as puz zled over the changes ordered In the uniforms. These arc the changes made last, not the changes made about sixty days ago or those made three months ag' . In Hampton's for Soptember appears the story by Charles Edward Russell, in hih most trenchant style, of T*os An geles' fight y.'ith the Southern Paclfla for the harbor at Kan Pedro. It's worth reading. Principal Van Liew of the Chico normal school has hjs choice of back ing out leisurely and gracefully or «•> ins» out front foremost as a slightly ac ted speed with assistance from the south side. It has rattled the old push to tind that there nic some good citizens who can play a clever game of politics fur the benefit of the public, to they call them bossos tho only term they know fur that kind of lea I The California board of, health is In- ! formed, IJ 11 doet t't Know it, that its "swat the iiy" campaign is nothing | new. The Vedai, which contain the i old sacred lawr; of the Hindus, en- joined the extermination of flics and mosquitoes. . In the construction of a single rail road the "Western Pacific, more than 300 men lok; their live- Yet some people "seem to think that th ■ dozen or so lives sacrificed In the develop ment .of the science of aviation are a Urge price to pay. In truth, the mini hur of. deaths from the conquest of the air baa been sm&U- JOHNSON'S CHOICE A MONO the number to forward con gratulations and promise support to the victorious* Hiram Johnson are levmU prominent machine men. most notable of them being Governor Olllett Mr. John?on is abundantly nble to look out for himself In this mat tor, and whilo we arc far from wanting to hand out any advice wo may say that wore we in hla place wo should "In ware of the Greeks bearing sifts." All the support the machine can Rive Mr. Johnson is not worth the sacrifice of a particle of his hostility to the railroad machine. What the people most admired in Johnson, what won him his great vic tory, was his outspoken and courag eous hostility to everything that the Southern Pacific bureau stood for. The i moment he temporizes for the sake of > party harmony he will lose in droves much of the 30,000 majority that crowned his efforts for reform last Tuesday. On the other hand, if he spurns the help of the machine ele ment he will earn their malignant op position. It is the choice of two horns of an unpleasant dilemma, but no con scientious man would hesitate. Nor should any good politician hes itate. It is the talk of the street that the S. P. machine purposes to profess i allegiance and practice treachery to | Johnson. This view may be based on nothing more than the deduction that the machine has come to hate Johnson and fear his success for the tangible results that would follow. No one be lieves it wiU support him with any ardor. All that it can do is to pass the word along to its henchmen to cut him or vote for him. Would that loss or gain make up for the loss or gain on the other side from an alliance with' the S. P.? The idea that Johnson will for a moment seek P. P. support in any form is to many preposterous. It would mean his doom at the polls. It may mean his defeat if he openly flouts It, but not his doom, for he is still a young man, and there is always a fu tura for men In whom are combined ability, courage and honesty. The old political bureau of the S. P. has not lost its cunning. It is con- I ceivable that it Is trying to embarrass j Johnson with its pledges of support which he must accept to his los 3of popular support, or spurn with the loss of practiced party workers and man- ' agers at the command of the organiza tion, which would mean much to a candidate. Johnson is probably shrewd enough to meet the situation as weil as' he met Herrln's attempt to smoke him out on the question of party allegiance. He is likely to say to Gillett and others of the kind: "I purpose to make the fight on the same lines rr in the past. It you want to turn in with me and take your cue from me in damning the S. P. bureau that has debauched the state, welcome. If not, begone. I prefer your open hostility to your sham friendship." Would Gillett and other machlnp made men like him agree to this? Well, would they? SOCIALISM TO DATE TIME was when the Socialist was classed In the popular mind with the anarchist and Nihilist. Ex cent in very ignorant minds ho is no longer looked upon as a menace, but rather is considered a thoughtful work er for a more Idealistic state of human brotherhood. Some look upon him as impractical, a dreamer, but few now distrust his good motives. What is it he wants to bring about? Perhaps as good an answer to that as can be had .is the declaration of the Socialist party in New York, which has nominated Charles Edward Russell, the noted publicist, for governor, and Mor ris Hilquitt, a lawyer of ability, for the supremo court. These general demands are made: Public ownership of all means of transportation, communication and ex change. Provision for proper and sanitary housing of the poor. Free feeding of school children. Free and speedy administration or justice. Abolition of capital punishment. The abrogation of the po>ver of courts and judges to nullify laws on the ground of unconstitutionality or on any other ground. The absolute freedom of press, speech and assemblage. The political demands are as follows: Equal suffrage for all adult men and women. Equal pay for equal work to men and women employed by Jho state or any of its subdivisions, The Initiative, referendum, propor tional representation and right of re call. Homo rule for municipalities. Klection of United si.ites senators by popular vote. The extension of Inheritance taxes, graduated in proportion to the amount of the bequegts and to the nearness of kin. A graduated Income tax. The platform makes the following in dustrial dcni.'i i: A workingmen's compensation art, which shall provide for compensation to all workers Injured in the course of tlirir employment, and I" the depend ents of all workers killed in the course of their employment. Such compensa tion to be equal to tha full economic loss caused by tho injury, to be recov erable without delay or litigation, and to be secured by the state A law for proper safeguards and san itary regulations in all occupations, ■with ample provisions for frequent and effective inspection of the places of employment, machinery and appliances. State insurance of all workers against sickness, invalidity and old use Public industries for the unemployed. A gradual shortening of the legal work-day In keeping; with the Increased productiveness of modern machinery, and a rest period of at least a day and LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MOHNTXG. AUGUST 22, 1T)1O. * i f\v" ***^ ***^^jll '^1 itfviitf^' mill He/. a half in each week for workers in all industries. Prohibition of the employment of children under the age of 16 years. Prohibition of the use of state militia, the police force and court injunctions in labor disputes. Statutory recognition of the unre stricted rights of workers to strike and boycott and to emplny all peaceable means in furtherance of such struggles without subjecting the union funds to liability for damages to the employers. Two decades ago some of these de mands would have been considered wildly radical and very dangerous. To day many are Indorsed by a majority of thoughtful Americans. It is there fore evident, if popular opinion is more sympathetic toward them, that it is not so much the socialist as the special and economic conditions that have changed. Wise persons have long said that the world will not accept Socialism until It is in need of its philosophy and prac tice. If the world Is nearer to such a need than it was twenty or ten years ago, if It la embracing Socialism with out being conscious of it, nothing is plainer than that the chief forces in propelling it toward the necessity has Ijeeii the extravagance and ostentation of our very wealthy people, the lust of organized capital that has seenied un satisfied with less than gluts of gold, and the growing and offensive power of the aristocracy of wealth. If Socialism is coming In the world It will be forced upon the world by wealth, just as wealth has made pop ular with thousands who cannot define Socialism many of the demands quoted above. "THE LIMIT" WE should like to preserve our profound respect for the Amer ican courts, but really some occasional occurrence In the form of rulings from the bench shake our best impulses In this direction. Two have taken place of late In the august courts of Alabama and North Caro lina. In the former staff a man charged with murder went free heoauso the clerk of the court in writing the word "malice" in the Indictment left out the letter "1." In North Carolina an en raged citizen Bhot a neighbor JJirough the breast. Inflicting a wound which resulted in the latter's death and his own arrest for murder. A short time later, however, he was released from custody. In the indictment the clerk had spelled breast "b-r-e-s-t." The court hold that the misspelled Indict ment was not legal and freed the prisoner. If these outbursts of the silly sea* son were rare and Isolated instances ( they might be laughed away as such, but any lawyer will tell you that, the court records of most of the contain numerous cases ,of the kind. When we are looking for the c* of the spread of lynching and other forms of summary vengeance we will not err very much If wo give due con sideration to these anil kindred in .stancca. They go fast when they do go— these people who fa3t forty days to appo^so the Lord. Assimilation Flat Rail Referendum We never hesitate to acknowledge | the corn when it is "on us." For once , the referendum seems to work against ! the interests of the people and in favor i of a selfish corporation. It works only I to the extent of causing a delay, and i this is only one case as against aj dozen or more in this city whore the direct legislation provisions of the Charter have worked the other way, | and have protected the interests of the j people. To repeat what we have often ar gued, direct legislation is like a court; i it is, in fact, a court of last appeal ■ on law making. We all recog-nlze that j our courts may he and often are mis used. They are, indeed, the chief bul wark of the special interests in their fight against the people. But no one on that account proposes the abolition of the courts. So, even if it should happen that the initiative and refer- j endum are used repeatedly to defeat i the people's will—temporarily, for in the long run the people can enforce i their desires—nevertheless, it would not serve with any snne man as an argument that they should be sacri ficed. Our city engineer, after making a careful study of the practice in other cities, recommends to council that it I pass an ordinance requiring the street j car companies to use the girder or flat, j grooved rail on paved streets when j they come to relay their tracks. This was a very mild piece of legislation, at it would only involve a few miles of track a year, and the added cost of the grooved rail ovpr the T variety now In use is not very great. Still it would cost something—there is no denying that. But the advantage of the flat rail over the o.ther is very considerable. Vehicles cross it at right angles with no perceptible jar. It does not pinch the buggy wheel that runs along side ! the rail, for it is flush with the pav ing with only a small cut in the cen- ' ter for the 'flange of the. car wheel, j Its use means a great saving on the wear and tear or carriages and wagons and Increased comfort to the occu- j pants of all vehicles that use the spacw Viet ween or near the tracks—as all vehicles must, morn or less. Because of this small increase of i. an 1 entirely regardless of the public interest, the street car com panies, or partiei evidently represent ing them, put through a roferendum < petition, and the law Is hung up until the people oan have a ehancfi to vote We recagnlM the legal right of the railrortds to adopt this line of pro cedure. We even admit a certain kind of i moral rlpht of the corporation to look out for its poeketbook. Rut we hold that it is mljhty poor politics lust the same, and that the railway heads were badly advised. The city is defeated for the time be ing. In the Judgment of council the matter is not of enough importance to justify a special election. So the roods got a small and a cheap triumph out of the trick. Presently, however, there will be n special election for some cause, and this Issue will be put on illot. Probably that will happen I'm six months. Then the people will vote on the question of flat rail for their convenience or T rail for the ■ of a few dollars for the roads. Which way will they vote? Does any one question the outcome? The gr. rail will carry by a majority of five to one: and If an initiative should ho started about that time compelling the companies to go back and do over all the paved streets, instead of merely the new paved streets, that would I . too, by n good majority. What kind of reckless blindness pos tbese utility corporations, clos ing their eyes to the plainest signs of —From San Francisco Post. (l'a^iflo Outlook) the times? Because the heads of the companies are surrounded by syco phant employes and by real estate men begging for favors and merchants hunting contracts, they get the idea that the populace as a whole must have its back bent to an angle of 46 degrees. It is possible that these re peated votes mean nothing to them? Three times now, for example, we have been asked to vote on a charter amendment for a longer limit than twenty-one years for franchises, and every time it has been overwhelming ly voted down. Does any one recall any fight made by the utility corpor ations before the people in the last five or six years that they have won? Does it never occur to them that there may be something wrong with a pol icy that invariably results in defeat? There is not the slightest doubt that utility corporations are in for a long struggle with the people here and all over the country on one great issue, and possibly on two. The one is the matter of regulation, and the possible second is their taking over for public ownership. Whether the second comes or not depends largely on the success of the first, and whether the first is done kindly and justly and slowly, or roughly and with prejudice, depends in a large measure on the stand taken by the corporations themselves. The people are just and fair and reason able, but they are human neverthe less. The lighting companies sought to strike a blow at direct legislation, but they were foiled by a counter pe tition. Are they any the better off for the ill-feeling they managed to stir up? The railroads si-em to have been more successful in their thrust at the referendum, but the episode is not closed yet, and many a voter will put this down in his memory for future reference. To hold that this "outcry against corporations" comes from "anarchists, socialists and cranks" may be gratify ing to the feelings of corporation man agi is. but it does not bring them out anywhere. Suppose, instead, they pro ceed lor a time on the assumption that the way to get a square deal from the people is to givo the people a square deal in the beginning. Even then it may take time after so long a period of trickery and injustice—but it would be well worth trying just the same. ■» » » SALVATION EXCEPTED There's a tariff on sugar, A tariff on Ice, A tariff on Iron. A tariff on rice. A tariff on lemons. A tariff on tea. But praise to Allah. Salvation's still free! There's a tariff on razors, A tariff on soar). A tariff on leather. A tariff on rope, A tariff on coral That cornea from the tea, But, whoop, hallelujah, Salvation's still free There's a tariff on clothing-, A tariff on rails, A tariff on hosiery, On tin cups and palls, A tariff on farm tools Note nchefluls C — Hut shout loud ye mourners! .Salvation's still free! There's a tariff on coffins, A tariff on lead. A tariff on everything— Both living ana dead; A tariff on cotton— See page S3— But let the sun shine! t Salvation's still free! < i «■ ON INSTALLMENTS W» Khnuli do kindly acts each day, The low affirms That hanilAvsa la bought that way— On easy terms: 1 PUBLIC LETTER BOX 'to rORRFSPONUENTS — Intended for publication mint be accompanied by the name and .ddrM.of ta. writer. The Herald »l«. th. «lde.t latitude to correspond enti.. \>vt aMiiuiei no responsibility lor their view. COMMUNITY REAPS BENEFIT FROM HONEST JOURNALISM Editor Herald: In a city where most of the daily newspaper output is ap preclnble only from the standpoint 01 machine-operated oflice-seelfjrs ami I sensational eaves-droppers, it is at ones refreshing and encouraging to find a newspaper which comes to our homos and speaks to us %■< an old., trusty, faithful friend who has no ax to grind, exhibits no despotic, eorpor ' ation-servlnsr, manhood-crushing boss tsm; no morally corroding, vlee-em bellishing, mind-polsonlng yellow our nallsm. Cleanness-jnorally, socially, polit ically—coupled with good judgment, tolerance and personal disinterested ness, constitutes the fundamental vir tues that equip a newspaper with cultural power toward moral ends far surpassing in practical application the I pulpit and the college. For where the latter will reach ten, the ne/ws paper may reach thousands; while Its influence for good or had mo,ves like a living, fashioning under current, sweeping from shore to shore of so cial life. A good newspaper with its hero and there scattered Items of moral interest: its citations of the world's great thinkers and benefactors, illu | mined, by examples of heroism, Justice, benevolence, constitutes a veritable beam of enobllng, purifying light, stim ulating to the growth of virtue and civic excellence; while the evil news i paper, with its ever present selfish mo -1 tlva, acts as a corrosive devitalising I poison In the inner life of the common ' wealth, festering with moral gangrene every fiber of manhood brought under its Influence. Recognizing such a 'power of moral quality in The Los Angoles Herald, where a broad-gauged tolerance Is ex tended to every expression of truth and virtue, regardless of political or religious denominations: and in whose ingenious system of a Letter Box de partment generous opportunities are held out to debates of general publio interest, I consider it a true privilege to contribute to its advance whatever ideas or suggestions I have at my disposal. DR. AXIL EMIL GIBSEN. Beaumont, Cal., August 18. DECLARES CITY GOVERNMENT TRAINS MEN TO DISHONESTY Editor Herald: J was glad to read in this morning's Herald of beginning all social reforms by securing the rights of tho individual, and it seems to me that Los Angeles might well take that saying to heart. I am an old resident and inn clearly remember the tljne when we never thought of taxing tho poor man for the right to lhake a living. I mean that our city rjovernment did not raise its revenues by granting licenses for the privilege of being industrious. Of course, I know tha? labor has always had to pay tribute here, as elsewhere, to the land monopolist, but we did not dream of taxing every peanut stand or flower booth, as is being done to day. The Herald, I have observed, is pay ing much attention to the subject of crime und tho increasing number of criminals. It is one of the great ques tions of the day, and justly so, for no nation can hope to survive when the spirit of dishonesty has become ram pant. Now I suggest that not only is it most dishonest to tax people for the right to make a living, but also that poor men thus taxed feel most bitterly that their city government has robbed them, and this, in its turn, prompts them to be dishonest, that they may get even. Surely this Is a very live subject for discussion. H. C. KENWICK. Los Angeles, August 20. ROXBURGHE DUKEDOM DATES TO SCOTLAND'S QUEEN MARY Editor Herald: I see by yon,- paper that an English duke Is going to pay a visit to the United States. Now, will yon tell me how you made such a mistake as to say that tho duke of Roxburghe is an English duke, which hes Is not, nor ever will be? He Is a duke of Scotland. The first Rox bourghe was knighted fciy Mary of Scotland In 1600, made earl by James ] In 1616 and made duke hv Anne in 1707. A SUBSCRIBER. Lompoc, August 31, Merely in Jest LIKED THE OTHER KIND It was in a "down east" village that the young man met his sweetheart, a charming country beauty. When he returned to the city ha sent her a jar of cold cream to keep her cheeks as fresh as the budding rose. On his next visit he asked how she had liked his little glti. ■The taste was vary nice," she .sain, with a rather sickly smile, "but I think that I like the other kind of cream best, dear." —Llppincotfs. WILLING TO OBLIGE A Woman 1! Christian Temperance union president was in Boston, but did nnt care to dine in a hotel where liquor was sold. Finally she discovered one which appeared to "oe on the cold water list. After she had seated her self at a table, however, to mnke sure, she asked the waiter in a low tone, "Do they sell liquor here?" "No, madam," he replied, "but we can send out and get anything you want." —Brooklyn Life. FTIOM MISSOURI • An instructor in physics in a Wash ington school was affording his pupils some ftiowledge touching the element "Oxygen," paid he, "is essential to all animal existence; there could be no life without it, and yet, strange to soy, it was discovered only a cei<ury a "Then, sir." asked a student, "what did they do before it was discovered? —Brooklyn Life. A CORRECTION The habit of contradicting some times "o'erleaps itself" unwittingly. "I've heerd it said," remarked a lounger at the crossroads store, "that John Henderson over by Woodville was one of eighteen sons." . "That's whar ye heerd wrong, con tributed the chronic kicker. "T'wan't John Henderson at all. 'T was a brother o' his'n."—Lipplncott's. AN INDUSTRY THREATENED "What you want to do is to have that mud hole in the road fixed," said the visitor. "That goes to show," replied Farmer Corntossel. "how little you reformers understand local conditions. I've purty nigh paid off a mortgage with the money I mnde haulm' automobiles out O' that mud hole."—Washington Star. ADVISES USING TWO WHOLE PAGES FOR LETTERS OF PEOPLE Editor Herald: The announced deci sion of The Herald to phut out So cialism and religion from discussion reminds mo of an answer a man made to me when I asked "What church is* that?" he said, "That Is the church that is neutral on tne subject of poll tics and religion." The Herald^ to me has only one thing that recommends It above every other paper in Los Angeles, and that is ■ Its liberal treatment of its readers. A poli tical organ can never hold Its readers, for It can only speak within party lines' I took the Times for many years, and it was only because of this free dom from narrowness of spirit that led mo to change. Without detract ing from the editorial page, the Let ter Box has' always been the most attractive feature to me. The large number of subjects discussed and the untrammeled manner in which they are. discussed are very refreshing after reading partisan articles or sectarian articles. If you should Instead con clude to devote two whole pages to the Letter Box you would be wiser and increase your influence for good. The sectarian must travel around In a circle, the partisan must stick to the truth as he sees it. The very sec tarians, who find fault with It, turn first to It, and will drop you when they have made the paper like themselves. As to discussing the acts of the city government, public policy, etc., right in Its place, but surely it is not un derdone. The great mass of people care little for It, and carried to ex cess it nauseates. Religion and So cialism and such live subjects are what the masses are thinking about, and if you shut them out you will dwindle to the low commonness of your com petitors. Widen the scope, rather than narrow it. M. G. McCASLIN. Whlttler, August 18. 'AUNT MARY' SAYS IT'S QUEER WHAT YOU SEE .N THE PAPER' Editor Herald: Isn't it queer the way -things go? You read your paper and think you know the whole blessed thing about some one, how he looks, how he acts and what he ha.s clone, and we're sure he's a man of all others the best to take a hlprh office and Rive some one a rest, but your neighbor hns a paper that tells you you're wrong, that "best man" Is a fraud and not worth a song; to the dogs we'll be going if we push him ahead. If he's our choice, we might as well all be dead. We must vote for nnothor, a wonderful man, a hero, ;i wise one, who will do all he can to take us to glory—no, I mean to suc cesf. One paper has told something It neadfl to confess. Now, how shall wo know what Is true, what Is right and where shall we go to get really more light? Several years ago. when our world was young, we believed all wo heard, and thought it was wrong to tell what was not so, but time changes all things. Now we cannot believe all the newspaper brings, so please, Mr. Editor, tell how shall we know who is right, who is wrong and what is not so. AUNT MARY. Los Angeles, August 18. CLAIMS REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS LOST PEOPLE'S RESPECT Editor Herald: The frantic efforts now being made by Republican na tional leaders with a view to the re habilitation of the party in order that it may present some sort of a united front in the campaign of 1912 nre, piti ful to behold to a host of disinterested onlookers. As a matter of fact the Republican party, torn wide open by dissensions, has degenerated to such an extent In the pnst eight years that it has forfeited In mammoth propor tions the respect and confidence of the American people of all political creeds. In retrospect, the Republicans have, with the exception of the two admin istrations of Grover Cleveland, held the reins of government ever since the war of the rebellion, and it is not tol> much to say. that their completo overthrow, state as well as national, would exert a most wholesome and salutary effect on the country. A. B. H. Long Beach, August 20. State Press Echoes An "insurgent" victory in California would wipe out New Orleans' only ad vantage of being nearer in point of miles to the middle west than San rrancisco. On the other hand, a stand pat victory in California would stir up an anti-rfan Francisco sentiment in th insurgent middle west that would in all likelihood impel the great ma jority of its senators and representa tives to cast their votes for New Or leans when the question of which city shall be given federal recognition comes up for final decision.—San Fran cisco Bulletin. Very few of such Investigations amount, to anything. For example, when a Texas senator was charged with betraying his trust some years ago, und seemed utterly discredited In the world, the people of the Lone Star state—or their legislature—sent him back after a tedious Investigation to take his place in the state he had dishonored. That man is today a mighty force In the counsels of the nation.—San Jose Mercury. Tom Watson of Georgia denounces hiH opponent as "a burglar, a thief, a gambler, a drunkard and two-faced hypocrite" and closes with the dead ly thrust that he is "a congressman."— Oakland Enquirer. The three great athletes of the New York police force, tho greatest in their specialties in the world—Sheri dan, Flanagan and McGrath—have been removed from their positions. It has been found that there are a few other qualities besides athletics which police officers must have in or der to be up to date and the right kind of policemen.—Grass Valley Union. The president of Clark university. in an address at Denver, Is reported t have said that "religion is some times a dangerous thing." There is no cause for alurm in Denver, doctor. — San Bernardino Free Press. Peary's lecture trip proved a fizzle, while Dr. Oook, the charlatan, made $75,000 from his tour. This shows that Cook was tho most popular liar who ever lived. —Sacramento Bee. The Los Angeles Herald Sunday Magazine had a good game picture en tiled, "A Day Among the Quail at Elslnore." This shows what we already know that Los Angeles sportsmen Inok upon "our game preserves" with favor.—Elsinore Press.