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Los Angeles Herald THOMAS H. GIBBON, ! President and Editor. Entered as second clans matter at the postofTlre In Los Angeles. OLDEST MORNING PAPER EN I/OS ANGELES. rounded Oct. *, 1R73. Thirty-sixth Year. Chamber of Commerce Building. Phones Sunset Main 8000; Home 10211. The only Democratic paper In Southern California recel«ng full Associated Press reports. NEWS SERVICE —Member of tho Asso ciated Press. receiving Its full report, aver aging 26.000 words a day. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION WITH SUNDAY MAGAZINE Daily, by mall or carrier, a month....! .50 Dally, by mall or carrier, three months 1.60 Dally, by mall or carrier, six months.. 2.75 Dally, by mail or carrier, one year.... 6.00 Sunday Herald, one year -•■""' Postage free In United States and Mexico; elsewhere postage, added. THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLANDLos Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands in the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets in Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The Los Angeles Herald can be seen at the office of our English represen tatives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy & Co., 30, 81 and 32 Fleet street. London, England, free of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and adver tisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager. Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN (fOtesflGlA HPLLAitff [f :retrorsijm. ;tu One of the former big ones who needn't be expected to come back is the deposed whnng of Korea. The aeroplane will be more of a success when it is so developed that the driver can take a machinist up with him. President Taft recently visited Dub lin, Is". H., for the first time. It is not, however, his first trip over the "rocky road" in the last year. It must have been a hig relief to Prof. Harry Thurston Peck to have attention diverted from his to F. Aug ustus Heinze's love letters. California wants that Panama ex position because it would be the great est advertisement of the state's at tractions we have ever had. From the list of speeches planned for the conservation congress we infer that the laßt thing that will be considered is the conservation of speech. Governor Patterson of Tennessee says he will not retire under fire. For using this expression, which is copy righted by R. A. Ballinger, he is liable to prosecution. Escondido is to celebrate grape day next Friday. As a motto for the day how would the historic remark of the Civil War general do: "A little more grape. Captain Bragg." The marine hospital service plans a crusade of extermination against the rats. It might to advantage include the hirsute rodents that help to malform woman's crowning glory. For his last magazine article Colonel P.oosevelt got $1 a word. No com mittee of arrangements along the present route ha 3 had the hardihood to offer that rate for his speeches. More than $14,000,000 in now build ings in Los Angeles in eight months— that is one good pipeful for our pre tended rivals along the Pacific [We've more when that's smoked up, "Kid" McCoy and "Jack' Johnson are going to have a 100-mlle automo mlle race. It in hard to repress an uncharitable thought in speculating on the outcome. Both could be spared, Henry Gassaway Davis, 87, had a fall the other day that got him into the prints. Alton B. Parker, by crit icising^ Roosevelt, also lets the world know occasionally that he is still liv ing. J. Pierpont Morg. n has paid $25,000 for an antique pitcher, say- an ex change. This beats by many thou sands the highest price ever paid by Manager Chance of. the Cubs for a i m pitcher. The St. Paul Pioneer-Press is au thority for the "fact" that Los Angeles is building a $30,000,000 union railway' Station, Borne of these days whin WOrh is slack we are going out to look up this building. The salaries of opera singers is much lower than last. year, it is a pleasure tv iicar that the price of something is coming down. Colonel Koosovelt is the only editor we know that can travel and make foi i • and get his early copy up on timr. Prof. William .Taint ■ promises to Mnd messages bach from the spirit world. It is to be ■[•■.sired that lie will say something better thnn the gibberish William Bbakeipeai Napoleon Honaparte usually band over through the medium* CALIFORNIA MUST HAVE| THAT EXPOSITION TODAy the state legislature will meet in special session to consider and take notion on the proposition to authorize the Issue of $5,000,000 of state bonds to help finance the Panama exposition enterprise. The city of San Francisco, through its citizens has pro vided for $7,500,000 of the needed funds. It proposes by the issue of $5,000,000 of municipal bonds to bring the sup port of the community up to the hand some sum of $12,500,000. A city that displays such .enterprise shows Itself not only worthy of the exposition, hut of the admiration of all California, a state whose' push and enterprise arc proverbial, it deserves the additional sum it is now proposed the commonwealth shall Rive, and pub lic opinion, as expressed by. chambers of commerce and other bodies, includ ing Los Angeles, has warmly Indorsed the project. It should be kept in mind all tho time that this Is not a San Francisco affair, in the largest aspect. In a way San Francisco may be considered only an incident, although a very important one. Here is the greatest opportunity California ever had, in one agency, to exploit its wonderful advantages for tourists and residents. If this exposi tion can be secured for California, with the resultant cheap excursion rates across the country, it is impossible to estimate the tangible benefits that will be gained. Every portion of the state will share in the tonic effects. But even with such a splendid sum as $17,500,000 assured for the exposi tion, the indorsement of congress for San Francisco is not yet certain. New Orleans is working mightily for the prize. It cannot hope to raise so large a sum by several millions as this state, even with the help of the Louisiana | legislature, but politics at Washington j will cut a considerable figure in the ! outcome. The legislature at Sacra- ; mento should not only attend to the financial part, but set under way every other legitimate agency to win. The Louisiana, legislature, it Is said, \ proposes to send an immense delega- j tion with the governor at the head to Washington to lobby for New Orleans. The California legislature ought to j meet this in the same or some othei j way, and take such other action as promises results.. It will take every conceivable resource, it now appears, to win this prize for California. New j Orleans boosters are using to good ef fect in the east the twin arguments that New Orleans is the logical place because It is nearer the country's cen ter of population and that California is the illogical place because / it Is bo far away. The fallacy of this argument, which ignores the great disadvantages of Louisiana's blistering climate for an exposition it Is proposed to hold through the summer, is not. prevent ing New Orleans from gaining many Influential friends. California's fa mous booster spirit is therefore sure to meet a humiliation if it does not play Its very best cards and play them quickly. After it has assured Califor nia's help through the legislature, it must prepare to march on Washing ton. The Pacific coast is the logical place for the 1915 exposition, because it will commemorate the union of the eastern and western oceans, the linking of the far east and the new west in commerce as never before. The Panama canal will make the Pacific ocean the tlleater of the new century's greatest activities. | So much for the sentimental side. But California wants that world's fair! as a business enterprise. The stream ; of traffic that it will turn this way Will add thousands of new residents to develop our resources, and bring mil lions of dollars to add to our wealth. It Is time to get busy if we hope to land the prize. THE SAN FRANCISCO SUN A ONE-CENT newspaper in San Francisco is a novelty. A Demo cratic newspaper might be char acterized with the sair.o term. A fearless, fair newspaper exponent of the .'■n people is none too easy to find in San Francisco. It should there fore welcome the advent of the San Francisco Sun, a snappy, Interesting ,1 that has entered the competi tion for popular favor. The Bun avows its Democratic ten it they are from conviction. liest of all, it declares its freedom ii .i i selfish interests. It is not In the field to "peak lor somebody who wants privileges, it is nobody's organ. The ne u - | per is in the Held as a legitimate busine! enterprise, which will not, however, surrender its ideals for profit, it says in it« declaration of principles: In a.l commercial, political and industrial matters the Sun will be constructive, conservative and will not ii" cowardly, There are. two Bides even to the .>ther fellow's : i' iry. Th< sun will adhere to the prln cipli '■; of the : '.• nocratlc party. All Illegal advertisements, Includ ing the announcements of quack tora and like takers, will be de barred from these columns. In other word . the Sun alms to maln tain 'hi tandard in Its advertising > is in its news columns. The irs of » alifornla that endeavor t< bi clean, n *'sy, unselfish and upright ivelcome the Sun to their ranks and ii-i t"i ir :i long and useful life. More than ever in the history of the state thi tJ of tribunes of th, people, to help them win the res toration of their rights and i ■ ■ ; them after they are won. 1 i • Bun will have plenty of work, and t it fulfills its promises uill deserve the beat rewards null-dodging In to be alinK spurt in connection with the Mi centennial celebration. To ghow how much progress In civilization Ji!'i have brouKht, we suppo How in the world did wo ever lot ourselves gel so excited over the Jeff-Johnson fight and the lute cam paign? ' LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1910. -**=»u.^~. _. . v f / £>OA/'r BEL. IE VC THE. ~\ J^" f*-\ NONSENSE IT ORATTELO THINCr AS A$ ( ,y %.\ ■>. i \uOST-s U/T:> 'youß m BECOMING ASITHOUCrHT\ A KEYNOTE DISCORD IN his letter to Congressman McKln ley sounding the campaign key note, Air. Taft Insists that the tar ■ iff was revised downward. He still be lieves it is the best tariff law ever passed. Let us see. The platform on which Mr. Taft was elected, and which ihe ardently supported in pre-election speeches, promised to revise the tariff on a basis of "the difference in the cost of production at home and abroad." The following table, compiled by Prof. Josiah H. Shlnn from the special census reports for manufactures, 1907, shows in a striking manner the failure to revise the tariff on such basis: —Per cent Articles — Labor Tariff cost, rate, Ammunition 20 57 Automobiles 23 IS Rubber boots l.' 30 Carpets -'-' • 50 to 7-'> Chemicals ' 14 35 to 3*l Men's clothing 16 37 to 134 Women's clothing -t> 35 to 155 Coffins -ii 35 to Ou Gloves 21 57 Wool hats , '25 25 to 86 Stockings 23 38 to 76 Paints 7.3 25 to S3 Bulk salt 21 30 Soap and candles 7 18 to 3! Stationery 16 -'"■ to 13S Bulk snlt 21 90 Women's dress g00d5.... 14 70 to 155 Blankets 14 71 to 165 fAgain, Mr. Taft points to the Aldrlch law with approval as a great success as a revenue producer, whereas this is disputed by a very good authority. The law is failing to produce sufficient rev enue to meet the expenses of the gov ernment. During the first twenty-three days of August the expenditures ex ceeded the receipts by $5,277,170.08. This is according to the statements issued by the United States treasurer at the close of business on the evening of Aug. 23. In other words, the declaration that the new tariff law is producing suffi cient revenue to run the government is entirely unfounded. AFTER HIS SCALP SPEAKING at Milwaukee in behalf of Senator Robert M. Ln Fol lette's candidacy for re-election, Senator Dolliver doubtless told the bald truth whoti he said the interests are so determined to retire this pioneer of the Insurgents thai "corrupt Influences are flowing in at this moment." Mammon laking ;i desperate stand, and the most desperate might be expected in the home of the first and most fearless of the Insurgents. La [Toilette's honesty was put to the test In the senate on May 7, 1909, when the tariff schedule on lead ore was un der discussion, He arose in his seat and said: T am placed in a position wh shall withhold my vote upon this amendment, and for this reason: gome years ago when I was not in official life 1 acquired an Interest in land in Wis. onsln which was believed to be and which has proven to be in part lead-bearing property, Some develop ment has taken place upon it and one portion of it is at this time producing lead ore in small quantities and zinc ore as well. ] ma lie this statement now as covering bmh those products. If maintaining duties n' increasing- du ties affects th.c price of those products, I cannot consistently and conscienti ously vote upon this question as a member of this body, and therefore upon this roll-rail ! shall, for the rea son stated, withhold my vote. La Follette had examples of another kind he might have followed. Aldlich was protecting his rubber trust, Gug genheim hl9 smelter trust, stephenson his lumber trust, Dv Hont his powder trust, Elkins his coaJ Interests. La Fol lette had old-fashioned notions about a public trust that make his absence from the senate desirable to the other kind. HencV having an abundance of money, their "corrupting Influences are Cowing into" Wisconsin, aa Dolliver ■ testimony. Irish potatoes, which cost 60 cents to raise, afS selling in New York for $i.so a bushel. Two hundred per cent profit Ik putting the brogue on too thickly. The Hobble Skirt PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO CORRESPONDENTS —Letters Intended for publication imiM !><• accompanied l>> Uw name nnd nddrexn of the writer. Th» Herald (i*ea the widMt latitude to «'orr<'»iM>ndent(., hut af.Mirr.>-i no responsibility for (beir virwx. A WOMAN'S EXPERIENCE Editor Herold: I am a regular pa-1 tron af the Angeleno Heights car. I pay the price for riding which the company exacts and I feel I have a right to such comforts as it affords equally with other passengers. I have no desire to inflict discomfort upon them; neither should they have the privilege of in flicting discomfort upon me. Tobacco smoke has always been nauseating to me, as It is fo many other women and men. I endured in silence hun dreds of uncomfortable journeys. Not there is an ordinance purporting to confine smoking to the front end of the car, and—poor Joke of a law though it is—our chic duty, aside from our In clination, should cause us to demand that It be enforced. Returning home Saturday evening with my daughter, I passed through the fumes of the front end of the car and took a rear seat. A young man across the aisle lit his cigar. Spare your tears, gentle reader. He was not a man returning from his day's work—the: dear worklngman about whom our politicians pet sentimental and lachrymose. He was a young hoodlum returning from an evening about town. I politely called his at tention to the rule in regard to smok ing and brought upon my head a tirade of impudence and insult. He moved ! his seat nearer me to continue it, ac cusing me of having had something to do with the removal of screens from saloon doors (under which provision he seemed to be smarting); <if belonging to a woman's club and like crimes from his viewpoint. He went to the length of an Indecent remark, and when I left the car called to me that if I did not like smoking I should ride on the roof. The conductor saw and heard all this and said nothing. Judging by his looks, I should say he was afraid. As I left the ear I asked him if he did not en force the smoking rule, a question as superfluous as his answer was untrue. He said: "The city enforces it." Now, the "city," an represented by a policeman, Is a novelty in the Angeleno Heights district, and the ordinance is a dead letter. Is public decency dead, too? Are not the organised women of this city who stand for health, cleanli ness and decency strong enough to cause this ordinance to be improved upon and enforced" GEORGIA KOTSCH. LOS Angeles, Sept. 4. THAT DYNAMITE STORY Editor Herald: T admire the stand you take In that trouble at the Alex andria Hotel annex. The troublo that they have is a dis grace and not a very good "ad" for the city, and the dynamite found there; needs a very thorough investigation by the grand jury. It is strange that a detective should have found it there and left it for some nne to call and get, and the man that came and got It knew where it was. Will any. sane man weigh that evidence and see what he thinks of it? Whoever the guilty parties are. union or non-union, men lower or men high er up let justice be done. That dyna mite story does not look right. CITIZEN. Los Angeles, Sept. 4. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Editor Herald: Kindly allow me to suggest a timely subject for one of your pointed editorials, viz. "Neglect of and Cruelty to Animals." Being sympathetic toward all ani mals, I can emphatically say Los An geles is badly in need of civilizing on the subject. Marking the numerous stray cats and dogs wandering about the streets apparently turned out to shift for themselves, the town needs awakening. It makis one's heart ache to note the dally illustration of brutal ity on the part of the people. If you choose to follow this suggns tion, allow me to add you might In clude a plea for householders to set out a dish of waste food occasionally, Every house lihh plenty of waste that If thoughtfully placed outside "f a bai k •4a.to or In angle of the stoop would re lieve many a poor, hungry animal. A sain, you might urge passing of a law making owners of animals crlml nally responsible. This would, in a measure, put aside the whole »ale neglect and abandonment of ani mals. Any one owning a cat or dog and turning it out should be sought .lit and lined heavily. I,YDIA. .Los Angeles, Sept. 3. ROOSEVELT AS GUARDIAN Editor Herald: This man Roose velt is a terriltc force. 1 fear he will compel The Herald Letter Box to dis cuss Socialism once more. For what is the "New Nationalism" but our old friend Bellamy brought up to date, weakened in some respects and strengthened in others? Bellamy, it is true, proposed the nationalization of everything, the industrial army being the universal producer and distributor. Roosevelt does not go so far as yet, but the essential point is that Bellamy grounded his proposals on Matthew Arnold's dictum, • "Look to the state," a dictum quoted with approval by Gronlund in his "Co-operative Com monwealth." Now listen to Rosevelt, who says, "The New Nationalism regards the executive power as the steward of pub lic welfare." There you have the whole philosophy in a nutshell —the state the guardian, the people the minor wards. Tlut there are those who think the people came to their majority long ago and should manage their own affairs instead of being managed. Hence the Irrepressible conflict. Perhaps I may be allowed to add that I passed last evening with a well known Socialist writer who was ex plaining to me that the party's policy was being broadened to embrace or ganized labor, which has stood aloof. I asked what the effect of this new element would be, and he answered, without a moment's hesitation: "The party will become much more an archistic. The very hostility it dis plays today toward Roosevelt shows that it will move farther and farther away from his state position." Tliat is what I wish and ,hope. I should hate to have Teddy as my guardian. W. C. O. l^os Angeles, September 2. HERO WORSHIP Editor Herald: Apropos of tele graph news that has recently domin ated all else, there is too much of hero worship. Ie degrades men and does not elevate the object. We need no kings, no princes, no royal blood find no aristocracy; but so long as men are hero worshipers we are not better off than if wo had these evils. Our Caesars. are too numerous and too obstreperous, and men crawl to kiss the hems of their garments. Whenever any man becomes so great that he cannot be spared, it will be well if we take Jefferson's advice and spare him at once. There are good men, strong men and men who can fill any and every position as well as it is filled by the man who occupies it. "The king Is dead—long live the king"—the new king who tomorrow will be flattered and made to believe that the sun rises because he commands It to rise. Here worship is vile, ignoble, con temptible, unmanly and wholly degrad ing It is unworthy of manhood. C. C. MULLEN. Los Angeles, Sept. 4. A WARNING Editor Herald: No person allowed to u«<- the sidewalk in front of the Alex andria hotel building while they are raising steel near the front; and not alone at that building but any other building of the same kind, for no one knows when some thing will happen, liable to kill or cripple a lot of people. The city would be liable for damage for not taking precautions after what has happened. Los Angeles, Kept. 4. T. T. HAD A DANDY TIME Come to Gran-ma's a week aeo: .lent bin liavin' a "pile o' fun— , Went a-swlmmin 1 an 1 got my toe Buit by a turkel. then I done Somethln' my Qran'pa sed wui had. "Skinned th' cat" In a apple tree— Limb broke off an' you bet. they had Lots o' trouble rovlvln' me! Got chased out o' the pasture lot pry a sheep an' 1 almost flew; Found a bumble bee's nest an' got Them stirred up, an' they stun* me, too— Bees ain't goln' to make mo dance Enny more, "cause I learnt some sense!— Kilt a snake, an' tore my pants Cllrobin" over a bob-wire fence; Went a-fishln' an' lost my hat— Tried to find It, but 'taln't no use— Caught a slithery or "mud cat" Almost, once, but ho busted loose; Fell In th 1 well an' stayed down there Half an hour an' couldn't climb (J Out 'cause th' rocks wuz slick—Don't care! Goe! I'm havln' a dandy time! * —Charles C. Jones- Uncle Sam's New Money Wagon Seventy million dollars on n Joy rid« through the streets of Washington, D. C.i Is n sight to be seen every WNk day at the national capital. And this money stands less chance of getting hurt through the carelessness of the driver of the wagon it rides in xir from, outside forces than any joy rider, animate or Inanimate, in the country, says the Boston Herald. For the treasury has a new money wagon, a' brand new vehicle made of hard wood, Iron and steel, with heavy locks and bars, to bring money from the bureau of engraving and printing, where it is made, to the vaults of the treasury, where it Is stored for safe keeping. And not only is the new wagon near ly bomb-proof in itself, but Just to make sure that some foolish person with visions of a Jesse James holdup scheme will never succeed In accom plishing anything of the sort, eight heavily armed guards ride to and fro with tho seventy millions. AH this extra precaution la due to the change in the system of making money. Until recently the money was printed at the bureau of engraving and printing, but sent to the treasury minus the seal and the number, so that it was not real money until han dled In the treasury. Now one machine does all the -work. including the stamping of the seal and number. The figures—the round seal to the right and the number to the left of the face of a paper bill, stamped y, i,i ue _ nr e wbfct make bills legal ten der. Hence, when the money passes through the wonderful cutting and stamping machine, which counts bills out in lota of 100 after it Is through with them, it is ready to spend and anyone who got Hold of it would have the real thing. The wagon which was put in storage when the new one went into service on July 1 had been in use for twenty flve years. It carried practically every The War of the Tongs (Robert Wells Ritchie, In Harper's Weekly) Gambling was the genesis of the first fight between the tongs, and gambling continues todiiy, complicated as the original issue has been by side feuds and unequal scores of revenge, the uiorer cause of sudden death in Mott and Poll streets. None ot these games is heavy; in fact, there are few games in Chinatown that are half us steep ax the daily afternoon bridge game of the brokers at a certain uptown hotel. A laundry man may come in from Ellaabethport, New Jersey, with <5 cents in his blouse pocket besides a re turn ticket, and be will have a Satur day night at the Smiling Spring Sun shine club that will lift his spirits through all the ensuing steamy week. Yet there uaed to be many sleek young Chinamen who burked the tiger and wore diamonds; professional gamblers and constitutional toughs they were. Their day passed, however, when the Hip Sings and On Leongs fought each other to a standstill to fettle the con trol Of the gambling privilege and the ■ Interests which were the gauge of bat tle waned as a result. By a strange freak of circumstance the "first farming of the gambling priv ilege in New York was done by a once holy band of crusailers, the Chee Kung tong. A slant-eyed genius of fate willed it in a capricious moment that the descendants of some outraged Con fuflan monks of the middle kingdom, sworn to wreak a strictly Chinese ven teance upon the rulers of China, should come to this far country and Successful Strike Arbitration The general industrial unrest, due to steadily rising prices, has been settled more successfully this year by rail way workers than by any other class of laborers. All over the United States boards of federal commissioners, provided for under the Erdman act, have been arbitrating strikes and threatened strikes, and they have recommended, for over 40,000 brake incM. engineers and firemen, an imme diate increase in wages because of the rapid rise in the cost of living. Of all these railway cases settled by arbitration the one which has the most human and economic interest is that of the, Brotherhood of Switchmen. In January of this year 3000 men, work ins for thirteen great railways which have switching yards in Chicago, de manded, among other concessions, a raiM in wages of five cents an hour. This demand was submitted to the Illi nois state board of arbitration, and Merely in Jest HER OPENING The courting of the Widow Healy by Terence Corcoran was a tedious affair to every one in Magraw place, most of all to the widow herself, who tried va rious expedients to assist her timid ad """l'm thinking I might go for a sojer," Terrenee announced one night, when ] his fancy had been stirred by a news- , paper account of a military pageant. "I'm not so old but I could do it. I was wan.st in a school regiment. "You go for a sojer!" cried the Widow Healy in mingled scorn and alarm. "A man that calls on a lone widow for two years and more, widout pluck enough to spake his mind, hasn t the makings of a dhrummer boy In him."—Youth's Companion. THE JANITOR PROTESTS It is the custom at a certain public school down in Maine for the teachers to write on the blackboard any in structions they desire the Janitor to rccsi v© The other morning the janitor saw written: "Find the greatest common "Hulio!" he exclaimed. 'Is that durned thing lost again?"—Llppin cott's" - DANGEROUS "Parlor matches," remarked the thoughtful thinker, "cause a good many "Yes," rejoined the casual observer, "and a lot more divorces."— Chicago News. DIPLOMATIC "No. I can never be your wife." "What? Am I never to be known as the husband of the beautiful Mrs. Smith?" , ■ She succumbed.— Llppincott 8. NO RUSH AT HOME "My boy's back from college." „■• V "How does he take holt on the ffli*tn'' li f-i.tr. "I hain't seen him make no cane rush for the wojdplle yet."—Kansas City Journal. pieco of paper money now in us* is the United Stntcx, for few bills that were nut twiMity-flve JWtt a P" nave not been redeemed. The new wagon, from the manner in which It was con struetod, Is likely to last its quarter of a century alsn. In the twenty-five years It should carry about |12,000,000,f)00 worth of bills, revenue stamps and postags stamps. LaliT end to end the bills carried by the wngon in twenty-five years would reach three times around (lie world. When a bill starts traveling the half mile or more that lios between the bu reau of engraving «nd printing, south of the mall and the treasury building. which lies Just east of the White House, no man can tell Just where it will K<> before it again finds its way back to the treasury, worn, tattered and germ ridden and ready for re demption and destruction. Within two months from the time they left the printing machine and en tered the money wagon, two bills that Iny side by side may be separated by the width of the continent. One may be paying off sailors at Key West, another a postman at Nome, Alaska. "It seems queer to some people that we should take such precautions to guard the money wagon," says Direc tor Ralph of the bureau of engraving and printing, "but we think it neces sary. A stitch in time saves nine, as we have been told from childhood. There is no telling when some fool 1 may think he can mnke a haul on the treasury by holding up tho money wagon. "There are some crooks to whom such a thought would appeal with pe culiar strength. It Is always the un expected that happens, anyway. How ever," Mr. Ralph concluded with a smile as the wagon drove off, "any body that tries to get away with any thing as long as that gang is on tho Job will have his work cut out for him." sow the seeds that were to bear bullets in a quick harvest. The war between the On Leongs and the Hip Sings came to an end In a rare opera bouffe tableau which was en acted in the chambers of Judge War ren W. Foster of the supreme court. Judge Foster, who had sat in the crim inal branch over several of the cases arising from the bloody struggle In Chinatown, persuaded the various white lawyers retained by the fighting tongs to herd the respective head men of their client organizations before him one day and ho read them a lec ture on the advantages of peace and the stern vengefulness of American law onco violated. Then with due pomp and solemnity the judge pro duced elaborate nrtloles of peace, duly engrossed and sealed, and ordered the plenipotentiaries of the On Leongs and Hip Sings to sign them. Very gravely the names were affixed: those of Tom Lee and Jim Gum, his lieutenant; Mock Duck, Wong Git and Wong Sam, the wicked secessionists. A very formal joint banquet of the tongs In honor of Judge Foster and the members of the district attorney's staff followed and clinched the peace proceedings. Since that time, though assassinations havu occasionally disturbed the peace of Chinatown, at each Chinese New Year celebration Judge Foster and represen tatives of the district attorney have been invited to listen, over the planked dried duck and the rice wine on a feß tal board, to solemn assurances of the permanency of that peace. (September Delineator) the decision was rendered upon the te» timony of workingmen's wives. The main interest in this trial is centered, not around labor bulletins, nor statistics, nor in the evidence of the men to the hazards and fatiguing hours of their trade, but In the testi mony of the wives and mothers of the switchmen themselves. These wit nesses offered first-hand proof of the unprecedented and overwhelming In crease. In the cost of all the necessities of life, and the effect of this Increase on the worklngman's home. The ulti mate consumer had never before spoken. Probably for the first time in a great labor case th^ wives ot workingmen, the women behind the purse, were summoned Into court to tell of the privations and tragedies wrought In the home by scanty wages, of the exhausting hours of woman's labor, to prove to the commissioners the actual cost of living in human val ues of flesh and blood. Far and Wide A MYSTERY EXPLAINED A woman recognized an old, long missing sweetheart by hie voice as he called out the names of stations In the Hudson tube. Fear of such things probably accounts for most conduo tors apparently disguising their na tural voices.—Milwaukee Sentinel. I —— CERTAINLY; THIS IS A RBALi SENS.TION Doubtless the suspension of Man ager Hugh JennitgK of the Detroit baseball team by President Ban Johnson of the American league will cause more of a stir In, the country than the dismissal of ti cabinet offi cer would.—New York Sun. EVERY PLACE BUT SAGAMORE HILL If one Jersey squire can keep a whole town supplied with frogs by his one red waistcoat, how many cities could depend with absolute certainty for sustenance if Timothy Woodruff were to oblige?— Now York Telegraph. A SLIGHT DRAWBACK An enthusiastic Bailey man wants to know what objection there is to Bailey as Democratic candidate for president. None at all, excepting the probable lack of a sufficient number of votes to elect him.—Richmond Times-Democrat. EASILY PEEVED Nicholas Longworth fTowned when he was mentioned for governnor of Ohio. Some people get provoked at such little things!— Chicago Record- Herald. AN UNUSUAL HARDSHIP It must seem a little hard for Mr. Peary to be obliged to step up and pay the market price for ice.—Wash ington Star. INHERITED IDEA Century-old habit made robbing the Indians look almost like the exercise of a constitutional right.—Washington Star.