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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
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
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
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
. 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-
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
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
Would Gillett and other machlnp
made men like him agree to this?
Well, would they?
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
Provision for proper and sanitary
housing of the poor.
Free feeding of school children.
Free and speedy administration or
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
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
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
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
* i f\v" ***^ ***^^jll '^1 itfviitf^' mill He/.
a half in each week for workers in all
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
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
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
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
They go fast when they do go—
these people who fa3t forty days to
appo^so the Lord.
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
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
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
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.
■» » »
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 «■
W» Khnuli do kindly acts each day,
The low affirms
That hanilAvsa la bought that way—
On easy terms: 1
'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.
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
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
Beaumont, Cal., August 18.
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
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.
Los Angeles, August 20.
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
Lompoc, August 31,
Merely in Jest
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.

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