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It might be said that Chief Onllo way and his fore 3 of laborers went on a tear at San Pedro on Sunday. This month brings the first anni versary of the return of Dr. F. A. Cook, the great Chilean explorer. Brookins says the secret of succops In aviation is to "keep your head." Also to keep your seat, we should say. The Southern Pacific must have fur gotten tho referendum, so the police took the initiative -n that San Pedro matter. It is getting so that when people wake up in the morning their first impulse is to ask: Is the hall of rec ords there yet? President Mcßea of the Pennsylvania is the latest to take a somher view of things. Are all our railroad presi dents dyspeptic? The government talks of stopping the coinage of gold pieces for an Indef lnlte time. Nevertheless they will he Just as easy to get as formerly—Just about. A dispatch reports that President Taft was met by "a large party." It might have said that when he hove in sight they aleo were met by a large part;-. Vice President Shernni... says he rec ognizes no prefix before the word Re publican. But he can't deny that some Republicans are now in considerable of a fix. Oilcloth is the latest commodity to bo boosted in price. This leaves the at mosphere and the .sunshine as aboul the only things remaining at the old quotations. The praft inquiry in New York shows that one state senator got $21.fun. The revelation must make an Illinois legis lator feel like making a public con fession that he is a piker of the small est kind. diaries Frohman has declr.rerl In favor of opening the theaters on Sun day to plays that teach a "moral li son." Are wo to infer that any old kind will do on the secular days of the week? Now it is reported that Reprenr-nta tlvea Payne and Tawney will have to fiKht for renomination. There does not seem to bo any ha'en of lecure refuge days for the engineorß for thu tariff. The choriM girls in a local theater struck when asked to wear hobble hey knew that thus bam- I they could never retain their jjopularity with the critical parties with 1 ii pates in the froi.t rows. Becretarj' Wickereham lias gone to insp< ot the "Hmoke zone" at Hutte. There are evidences that hla chief has been giving- some attention recently to smoke zonei in California, Wisconsin, Kansas, lowa and New Hampshire. It is reported that a San Bernar dino man and an intimate friend sev eral hundred miles away had exactly (similar accidents on the tamo day. That's not an unmatched coincidence. It has happened ta several standpat congressmen. A BIG ARMY THE annual assembling of the youthful army of more than RO. --000 boys nnd girls In the Los Angeles schools is the most notable movement of population In the annual civic round. The most exciting and hard-fought election never brought to the polls so many inhabitants as the call to school yesterday brought to the school hollies. It Is a tremendous force In Its potentiality, this school army. Fifty thousand is a big number to house and provide for, but no well has the Los Angeles school department met the extraordinary requirements forced upon it that the facilities for free ed ucation here are 60 per cent better than ever before. This is a remarkable gain in a year, and having "caught up" to the needs, it is not likely that W« shall again fall into the chronic condition of so many large American cities, with children scrambling for seats. If the growth of Los Angeles in population has been the marvel of the country, it follows that the growth In school equipment here Is no less a source of wondtr and pride. No other American city has had so great a problem in this respect because no other has had the annual increase in demand for room and expenditure pro portionately. Along with this materinl expansion there has been a constant enlargement in the scope of the schooling provided for the youth and raising of: the stan dards. The people of this city have in their educational department a cause for honest pride, and those who have made it so ought to have their grati tude and praise as well. CRITICS OF THE COURT THE scholarly address of Judge Liawlor of San Francisco in this city on Saturday on needed re forms in the criminal law and court procedure threw into relief the dif ference between his legal mind nnd habits of expression and the lay mind of Theodore Roosevelt in his recent criticism of the supreme court. Mr. Roosevelt bluntly said that some of the judges of the highest court are "honest but fossilized," and that in two specific decisions their inconsis tencies were covered up with "highly technical legal subtleties." In their speeches the jurist and lay man took somewhat different lines of thought as well as different ways of speaking their thoughts, but in the largest sense both are striving for the same worthy purpose—a reform in our courts, and no doubt the conserva tively spoken jurist welcomes the aid of the publicist in enlisting popular attention to some of the needs he pointed out. It is going to require the help of the public to effect these reforms, and it will do no harm to have the public mind jarred sharply as a Judge could not in propriety do it. There is no use blinking the fact that both in civil and criminal law nnd court procedure there is need of Vigorous reform. So conservative a mind as President Taft has given much attention in addresses to the laws delays and the multiplication of intricacies that often make justice j impossible for a poor litigant, and he has gone so far as to call them a •■disgrace." In a recent addre?s Pres ident Lindley oftho California Bar as- Bo'ciation lias sharply denounced the contrast between the chances of the poor devil accused of a vulgar crime and the rich offender with money and influence at his command. He plainly said that at present oriuillty of op portunity dnes not exist in the courts. T.i say that honest, deserved criti cism of Hi' 1 courts, and even denun ciation in flagrant cases of injustice through technicalities, is going to undermine popular respect for the law and its judges is absurd. On the con trary, if th" needed reforms which Judge Lawlor pointed out with such clarity are effected the popular re spect will be immeasurably increased ami urn- democracy placed on a firmer basis than ever. TWO APPOINTMENTS SIGNS multiply that President Taft'a honest but, hobble-skirted temperament is yielding to the demonstrations recently given for his benefit by the insurgent masses of the country. It is a far cry from ins VVlnona speech to some of his recent acts and words, although there was a note of petulance in his St. Paul address the other day showing a none too graceful yielding to the. doctrine that there are some things more important than party solidarity. Among the hopeful signs of Mr. Taft's growing comprehension of the spirit of the times have been two re cent appointments, for which all pro gressives must accord him credit. One of these is the naming for the post of chief of the bureau of mines of Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, an intimate friend of Gifford Pinchot and an object of particular hatred to Secretary Bal iinger. He was one of the "snakes" that Ballingor announced in his pur pose to scotch, and his rival for the place was Ci. W. Parker, an intimate of the secretary of the interior. Another act of the president no less worthy of praise is his choice of Presi dent Hadley of Yale to head the new commission that will look into the watering of railroad securities. Dr. Hadley is perhaps the country's fore most disinterested expert on railroad problems. He is classed as a conser vative, but it is a good thing in these times of proper agitation and impa tience to preserve the balance by heeding the conservative! who are not influenced by selfish interests. The fault of Mr. Taft Is not so much that he is not radical but that his conservation extends to a desire to avoid all trouble. He is like a surgeon too timid to perform a necessary op eration for fear of criticism. The times • •all for lighting, but the president's temperament ho shrinks from It that he has listened by preference to reac tionaries because their counsel beat LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1910. - suited his moods. It is not because he held them in better esteem but rath er that he instinctively shrank from the trouble the insurgents were stir ring up. Herein lies the explanation of Roose velt's greater popularity. He sur rounded himself with fighters such as the time called for. If they hesitat ed lie spurred them with his restless energy. And herein is the reason Taft was a better secretary in the cabinet than the head of his own administra tion. Frederick Pearson, the distinguished Englis/i publisher who is on this side, says the "men in power in America are politicians and not patriots," but it is possible that he has overlooked Sen ators Dick, Lorimer, Aldrlch, Guggen heim, and a few others. A striking illustration of the trend of public sentiment is found in the result of the elections in Maine yester day. Verily, the people are rising In j their wrath, and woe betide, the unfor tunate reactionary Who dares oppose their will. The ghost of the late Prof. James of Harvard has appeared to a friend and said he was very happy to say how de-do, or something of the sort, which ! is a disappointing message from B I great psychologist and philosopher. It Jooks as if the famous diva Cav -1 elieri had taken Chanler right in hand | and taught him how to render "Sins I a song of sixpence" in a way that i would please Mother Goosse. herself. Any further report regarding one Ballingor is unnecessary, will have no effect on the public mind and would .serve only to bring more discredit on Ballinger and the administration. Foreign girls as well as foreign title holders seem to have the knack of ;;'-ttins possession of tho American dollars, as the case of Robert Ohanler and the grand opera diva proves. Senator LaFollette has a farm ana ] gets his exercise by pitching hay. Tho senator has . lso a political farm on which he has been making hay while the sun shone. If the G. O. P. ship of state doesn't throw its Jonahs overboard soon, the old craft will founder with all on board, BORE NO. 3287 We all know the bores who, of every man living, Kay: "He's a good fella—a regular sport." We all know the creature* who always are Hiving ' Us t'UiT about Jobs they ones held (by re port). But worst of the clan that I hereby Indict are The ones who declare, with a throb from the heart, "That's Junks over there— the Illustrious* writer. I gave him his start." The chaps who, whenever you mention an actress, Have always some scandal to darken her name; The fellows who gloat over each blonde or black tress They find en your shoulder, to put you to nhame, Are miM-manncred • folk to the man who would fell you By crying: "That'« Illnks;— dee! but he la a snob! He's a rich painter now, but—l'd Just mi noon tell you, I got him his Job." We're used to the persons who slander their betters With: "This is In confidence—'tween you and me," And the burrlars who brag of their credit— the debtors Who move •very two months, change friends every throe; But let us rebel, in united self-pity, 'Gainst him who exclaims: "Look!— Heer King, Jim Pupp. He was driving a hearse out In Idaho City When I picked him up." Since I became rich writing poems In pas ■iona (False modesty holds no position In Art), I am simply am»«ed at the oodles and luhlni Of charming young fellows who gave me my start 1 I never would hint the frank tribute intended As pay for those debts they still owe me— ahem! But the men who went backward, the wrecked, the unmendefl— Hay, who started them? I —Llpplncott'a Mafunne. A la Mode PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO COIiISESI'ONUENTSLetters Intended lor publication must in- ■M.-foinuanled by tilt* name ami address of the writer. Th» Herald gives the widest latitude to correspondent!., but assumes in* responsibility for thi'ir views, TATT AND ROOSEVELT Editor Herald: What is Colonel Roosevelt driving- at? Why lias the returned hunter broken his promised silence? Why has he taken the road at this particular time? A plain man may venture a prophecy. Col. Roose velt's actions are forcible and entirely open to view. His motives are not al ways so apparent. He was evidently acting in entire sj<J"d faith when he declared that Mr. Taft was the man tv carry out His policies. I venture the assertion that he still thinks so. That President Tat't has taken on wrong advisers, or has been obliged to lr.ake the best of a bad load in the Aldrlch-Cannon-Ballinger outfit, does not prove that he has not the judicial temper to solve tli» pressing problems of the day. Is it not fair to believe that Col. Roosevelt's present service is one of loyalty to his friend as well as to his oft-expressed policies? President Taft lias not the ex-presi dent's facility for ■'keeping his ear to , the ground;" but no one would, ques tion the integrity of the man, or doubt that he would act with unswerving purpose if the vole* of the people | came to him with unmistakable em phasis. Col, Roosevelt from his view point is not "stirring up the animals," nm looking with longing eyes toward another term as president. He is only helping his friend and successor to hear the sound of America, and to heed its voice. The ex-president never did a more loyal or tacttul thing than this of talking to Taft through the people. He never did a more significant service to the Republic nor a more chivalrous deed than this of offering a. last chance to the special interests to put pat riotism above the love of money-pow- Rut hr who walks thus softly, still carries the big stick. He says: "Hill Taft—You arc my man. You can make good, will you do it?" He .-ays to the Republican party: "Be decent. Drive out corruption, re store your fair fame, and become again the party of high principle." To the special interests he says: ■•See the gathering cloud and be wise. You cannot escape the heavy hand of retribution. Liberty is no respactor of persons. Make your great business or ganisations the servants of the na tion, to relieve the needs of men, not to oppress tham." If they heed not, there will be no excuse The "Man of Destiny" will take the hclir. again. The special in terests "ill meet their Waterloo, and the nationalist party will absorb the vita! citizenship of both Republican and Democratic parties. The Revolution will have, been ac complished! x- SOME CRITICS ANSWERED Editor Herald: Quite some time ago a writer in the Tetter nox inquired what Teddy had ever dune for the country, and Insisted on facts. I fur nished a number In concrete form. As a reply there w;is >ent to me a Social" ist paper, the Appeal to Prejudice (or some such name), with a full page of vituperative .slush directed against the colonel, which was obviously false. Now in Wednesdays Litter Box comes J Patterson asking; "Who is Roose velt and what is he thundering for?" and in Tuesday's Letter Box W. C. O. says v Socialist writer tells him Roose velt and his party are Browing further apart. He expressed Joy at this, and says tie would hate to have Teddy as his guardian. No doubt the disgust would be mutual. Then in the same column C. C. Mel len says our Cacsais are too numerous and hints that we ought to "spare" our great men, our heroes. Quite wise. Let us kill off our brainy, patriotic leaders and save the Imbeciles. Parties who use The Herald Letter Box and write "What is he thundering for?" either do not read and digest the splendid editorial* on Roosevelt pub lished by The Herald, or else they are those of whom Paul spoke: "Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and should be Converted." I recommend to them all Roosevelt's articles on "Mendacious Journalism" and "Progressive* Phm and Present," in lHst week's Outlook. For myself I would rather enlist under the Slurs ;ind Stripes and follow crusaders like Roosevelt, LaFollette and Pirn-hot than to follow London, Parrow and a bigot like Ernll Seidel under a red Qf PATRIOT. Pasadena. SoDt. "• INJUSTICE BEGETS VIOLENCE Editor Herald: Mr. Burroughs' state ment that there were 10,000 murders in America last year to 500 in England kills his own argument, for the.'c is nn legislation of any kind in England pro hibiting the purchase or use of fire arms, whereas there is much in the United States. On the other hand, Eng lish parents never have taught their children that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," or similar murderous precepts. To the plea that American workers become criminals when confronted with European immigration, I reply again that the United States has elaborate laws restricting immigration, while England has absolutely none. Is tho American worker s» much weaker than his English worker; and, if so, why' For my part, I think he la, and that the paternal legislation to which he has become accustomed makes him so. ■Cowardly gun carriers would have us believe that stones would be used as instruments," etc., writes Mr Bur roughs. That is pure abuse, directed at myself, a stranger to the writer. It happens that I have traveled widely throughout this country, including Al aska, lor the last thirty years, and never have carried a gun. I have al ways paid that he who packs a revolver makes fear his companion. Furthermore, Mr. Burroughs quotes me as saying "there must be other pro hibition besides liquor." I trust I do not write that sort of English, and, re ferring to my letter, 1 find I said noth ing of the kind. My whole argument was against prohibition in all its phases: against the poison of paternal ism, which has drained the vitality of every nation so unfortunate us to fall beneatli its influence. When I see how brutal is the treat ment of the poor I do not wonder that they lose respect for the established order, or become so disgusted with life as to step out of it by the revolver route. So long as injustice prevails vi olence will continue, for the latter is largely a protest against the former. ('. T. COVERTON. Lor Angeles, September 9. 'I AM GOING TO SHOOT!' Editor Herald: These were the words used by a 13-year-old boy near San Bernardino when he pulled the trigger that sent a bullet crashing Into the head of another lad of the same age. Without a moment's warning, or without a known cause, Edward Rob inson shot a helpless woman to death, near Ukiah, Cal., then sent another bullet Into his own brain. So here we have it. A youth shoot ing; his playmate with a gun he thought wasn't loaded; a love-sick man shoot ing another man's wife to death and then killing himself; the daring- train robber training- his gun on <he pas i sengers and making them tjand over their money; the bank cashier being covered with the shining- barrel of the i clcsperato's revolver as he rakes off the gold; the highwayman as he shoves his gun in the face of the pedestrian and commands him to throw up his; hands while he goes through his pockets and takes the last dollar of his hard earned wages, and the burglar as he thrusts his trusty gun before him when enter ing the home of an unsuspecting vic tim. Day after day we read of these hap penings, day after day we see men dragged off to prison and to the, gal lows, and all because of this deadly criminal against the law—the "Run." W. S. BURROUGHS. Ontario, Sept. 12. STOP IMMIGRATION, HE URGES Editor Herald: "We must drive the special interests out of polities," says Mr. Roosevelt. What's the matter with driving out politics and all the rest of the infernal tools of foreign foes, in cluding a great many of their armies that they have een sending into this country for the last hunched years un der the guise of settling: u.s up? Stop all immigration, settle the land with our own true offspring, teach every one of us as soon as we are able to walk the true way to defend, our homes and ourselves against the secret drugs and damnationi of the world of fiends that uro always trying to pot something for nothing, let all organizations he for only social inter course and not for profit, knowing .ill the whilu that everything i.« Qod'a will. NATIVE SON. Hollywood. September n. How It Strikes the Conductor "I've never yet taken a train out of or Into the union depot that there wasn't someone on board, at some stage of the trip, who had lost his ticket," observed the railroad conduc tor to the Kansas City Star, "and I've been at it long enough to see my hair turn gray, too," he added. "I say lose their tickets—but that's going too far. About ten times out of ten they haven't really lost 'em, but have stuck 'em down In some out-of the-way pocket that they don't u«o except on these special occasions when they go for a trip on tho steam cars. I can spot a man that has lost his card board almost the length of the train. His hat is offi a look of intense fear covers his very red face, and he is making the twentieth trip through his pockets. By the time I get to where he is he generally It down on the floor looking under the seat, or running a rapid hand through his gaping suit case. "Now if I were to bluster up to him and demand his tli kot with the threat of putting him oft in a strange and hostile country unless he produced right now, that mun never would find the ticket until after he'd paid his fare again and got off at his destination. Instead, I walk up and interrupt the wild search with some soothing re mark like: " 'Lost something, olfi man?' " 'Sure,' says he, 'my ticket. I'll take an oath that I had one and that I pinned It on the inside of my left sus pender, and now it's gone! I bet I saw the man that got it—ho had dark eyes and face like a weasel and a ' "'Easy, easy!' I say, 'you haven't lost It. You've Juot put it some place and you'll find It In a second. I'll bo back through here In a few minutes and you'll have found it all right," and I pass on. "That reassures him —some people have an Idea, anyhow, that a man with a blue uniform on must have a disposition like a last year's citron— and when I come back through there is the man sitting oack comfortable in his seat, reading a magazine, and with Reform Court Procedure Curtis H. Lindley, president of the California Bar association, In a recent addreM called for the following reforms in our law of criminal procedure: "First. Where a man is charged with crime, he should be interrogated ■by a magistrate. He may decline to anvwer if it BO pleases him. But the 'state should be permitted to comment on the fact of such refusal on his trial before a Jury of peers. This sounds ra ideal, and from an individualistic standpoint inhuman. But let us see. What happens under the existing sys tem. The poor devil who has com mitted a vulgar crime is placed in durance vile and sweated by the police until he either confesses or furnishes clews which enable the public prosecu tor to obtain Intrinsic evidence to se cure conviction. The rich criminal of respectable antecedents and quasi-so cial position gives bail, and when in terviewed aa to his ideas as to how the crime was committed and who committed it, he snaps his fingers in the face of justice and harks ba.ck to thr> seventeenth century. -'The law throws a halo of sanctity around my personality. I am in the hands of God and the law. I am not called upon to explain." "In the meantime, the small voice of the man in the sweatbox under going the heroic treatment of the •third degree' is drowned in the appeal to 'God and the law.' Which of the two systems as practically admin istered Rives the greaest shock to the ethical and moral senße? As between the two classes of individuals referred Moving Pictures of Flies To .take clear pictures of moving insect's—a novel application of photog raphy which has recently been made by French scientists of the Marey in stitute—the sensitive film must move at the rate of 4000 centimeters a sec ond (something over a mile a minute), and 2000 exposures per second must be made. Under these conditions an ex posure of l-400.000th second gives a sharp image. The innniteslmally bripf lighting is obtained by means of elec tric sparks passed between magnesium points. In order to cinematograph a fly with this device some means of directing his flight Is necessary. Two ways of doing this have been used. In one the fly is held In the camera-s field of vision by eleetro-magnetleally operated forceps. The same current that ex poses the plate liberates the fly. In tl)e other the insect Is enclosed in a glass tube, containing a very light Merely in Jest SHAVIAN WIT Bernard Shaw, although a vegetarian himself, does not fall to see the possi bility of humor in the practice. Pre siding recently at a meeting, he was called upon. to introduce Sir Edward Lyon, who confines his diet to nuts. "And now," said Shaw, "I present to you Sir Edward Lyon, he of the earth, earthy, and of the nuts, nutty."—La dies' Home Journal. AND HE GAVE IT "You may say what you like against young ministers, but I have nothing but praise for our young pastor," the pompous Mr. Brown remarked, as he passed out of the church. "Nothing but praise!" "So I observe." dryly retorted the deacon who had passed the plate.— Harper's. HUMANE EXPEUTNESS "What I believe in," said Mr. Erastus Plnkley. "la 'kindness to dumb ani mals." "Yes," replied Miss Miami Brown, "I has hyuhd dat -some folks kin lif a chicken off de roos' so gentle an 1 tender dat he won't have his sleep disturbed ska'My none."— Washington Star. SUPERFLUOUS Pat (gazing at small sign on a tree in the woods)—" 'Keep Off.' Well, who in the dlvvil could git on to a shmall bhoard the loikes of thot!"—Llppln cott's. THE NATURAL INFERENCE. "Johnny, what is the meaning sought to be conveyed in the assertion, 'Free dom shrieked when Kosciusko fell?" "Freedom was prob'ly what he fell on, ma'am."—Houston Post. QBTTINa EVEN Like the lava from a crater Came the navy on hi* pate. For he failed to lip the waiter, So the waiter tipped the plate.. ■' i —Woman* Horn* Companion . • the little piece of cardboard held by a death grip In one of his hand*. " 'It was 'in my Inside vent pocket," he Rays, 'and I wont through that pocket a dozen times.' Then he grins a foolish grin. "The answer Is easy. When a man gets a railroad ticket he begins Imme diately trying to put It in some impos sible place where he won't lose It and where It won't be stolen. He may have a $500 diamond stickpin about to fall out of his tie and a solid gold watch on an unanchored fob In tho moat un guarded pocket in his clothes, and that ticket may be only from tho union depot to Kansas City, Kas. It doesn't make any difference. Tho human race seems to have developed a horror of losing a railroad ticket. So, when a man has bought this precious card ho thinks he will put It in his hatband, changes his mind and determines to carry it in his right hand, and endß by puttng it In his trousers pocket with his small change and the key ring. Then, when the conductor calls on him he is awny up in tho air, so rattled that he couldn't see tho ticket If you were to hold It up In front of his eyes and tell him about it. "The craziest place one can think of is the only logical place to hide a ticket. They forget that it wouldn't do any one much good to steal the thing unless by some impossible coincidence the. thief happened to be going to the same town. They act as though there was some big gang of pickpockets who con fined their operations to robbing nerv ous travelers of their transportation. "I've known men to stick their tick ets in the outside band of their hats and forget about it. When I got in they would be chasing around in wild circles looking for a ticket that was In phiin view of everybody but them selves. Women aren't quite so bad— but it isn't their fault. They haven't the advantages for getting all mixed up in a lot of pockets that a man has. They generally have only a series of purges that have swallowed each other to rummage through, and then if they don't find it I take, the cue and vanish. But nnt for long—lt doesn't take a great deal of time for her to get the ticket out of her stocking." to there Is certainly lacking the senti ment which has become the Bhib boloth of the century, 'Equality of op portunity.' "Second. A verdict of three-fourths of the Jury should be sufficient to con vict, possibly In all cases, certainly in all where the Infliction of the death penalty is not involved. This would give the defendant three-fourths of a show and the public one-fourth. "Third. Mere irregularities in the proceedings of trial courts and techni cal defects in indictments should not be a cause for the release of a criminal, but the courts should be permitted to amend the indictment, subject to the provision that before the beginning of the trial the accused be clearly advised of the nature and extent of the charge and be given an ample opportunity to prepare his defense. "Fourth. Appellate courts should not be fillowed to set aside the decisions of trial courts and grant new trials on the ground of misdirection or rejection of evidence, or for errors of procedure, unless in the opinion of the court it shall appear from an examination of the entire cause the error complained of has resulted in a miscarriage of justice. "Fifth. The practice of giving writ ten instructions to juries Bhould be abolished and the court permitted on Its own motion to give the law to the Jury. A large percentage of reversals arise either from conflicting Instruc tions, refusal to instruct, or for error in giving instruction asked by oppos ing counsel." (Collier's Weekly) mica door. When this In moved by tho flight of the former, the camera shut ter automatically opens. By these ingenious devices the work ers at the Marey institute have suc ceeded In photographing the flight of flies and many other bugs. In order to study the resulting films they are run slowly, at the rate of. fifteen ex posures a second, through an ordi nary projection machine. The fly then appears, lumbering across the screen like an eagle, or some enormous feath erless aviator of tVia prehuman world. While these novel experiments are likely to be much scientific Interest, the probability that they will throw any light on the x problem of human flight, as has been suggested, is re mote. Th« insect Is sul generis as a fles, and man Is never likely to build anything even approximating to him In phenomenal output of energy per grain of weight. Far and Wide A Chicago man gave notice that he was going to blow up the United States senate with an explosive, and the po lice grot busy at once In an effort to run him down. True patriotism re ceives but little encouragement in this country.—Emporia Gazette. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., la foreman of a grand jury In New Tork. Other members of the family, we believe, have considered the grand jury ques tion from the other end of the propo sition.—Richmond Times-Dispatch. Vice President Sherman says the In surgents are simply men who want to please their constituents. All of which shows that a man may be a vice presi dent and still have lucid intervals.— St. Paul Dispatch. Dr. Wiley says he has saved the gov ernment $12,000,000 In the past ten years. The which is now represented, perhaps, In one or two obsolete war ships.—Washington Herald. The Shuberts announce that they will not produce "The Man Higher Up" this season. None of the graft Investigators seem to be able to produce him, either. —Denver Republican. The University of Missouri is going to Institute a course in writing poetry, that being another of the things, evi dently, that MiSHourians have to be shown.—Detroit Free Press. A federal courl has fined the union hatters for a boycott. The Beef Trust has done the same thing to the people of the United States.—Philadelphia North American. If It Is true that among the Druids the egg was a symbol of eternity, It presupposes a system of cold storage superior even to our own.—New York Evening Post. Can you understand why the auto mobile maker should hire a page In a newspaper to say that his output for three jears ahead 1* all soldJ—Chicago News.