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Los Angeles Herald
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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP and clean
[fMCSTLGIAHULtA|S
Ur retrorsum; ;fli
Nobody can accuse the weather man
of soldiering on his job during the last
seven or eight days.
When Cavalierl's brother says all is
harmonious he presumably means there
is "nothing to arbitrate."
The city council talks of adopting B
new system of keeping accounts. Pos
sibly got the idea from the Chanter In
cident.
Mr. Taft found out that if Uioy did
not have any patronage the insurgents
did have a lot of patrons for their
wares.
San Francisco will probably have a
new chief of police. And why not a
few g-endarmes for McCarthy's Paris of
America?
Say what you will, every man has
got to take off his Panama hat to San
Francisco for the way it Is going after
that exposition.
The humble worklngman who hands
his pay envelope over to his wife every
week must wonder what Chanler is
making such a fuss about.
Anyway, Lorimer can eat all the din
ners he wants to with a lot of nabobs
in the senate, so what does he care for
a plain citizen of Oyster Bay?
One thing in that furniture contract
for the hall of records they ought to
cut out. They won't need any desk or
chair for Tuss Eldrldge next year.
That popular Btory, "Mr. Barnes of
New York," is likely to have an inter
esting new chapter written for it by
the voters of the Empire State this
week.
Some of these fine evenings one of the
highway gentry will meet a Los An
geles man who is prepared for him,
and will emerge from the interview
looking like a collnnder.
In New York city th< r< are 63,000
pupils on part time In the public
schools. Gotham may bo the ffn I
city in America In population, but there
are others better to live in. ■
3'uris financiers talk of forming a
trust to corner the copper supply. Aa
the American trusts have gobbled up
all the food supplies, the> had lo turn
to a metal used for cooking them.
Xew York Chinamen havi dei Ided to
cut off their queues. Good news for the
ladies. The way the switch trust has
been soaking them on prices for this
necessary of life is something fierce.
We should say that if anybody had
a kick coming over expenditures in the
recent primary elections it is Nat El
lery, who spent several thousand dol
lars and trot half a dozen votes, more
or less.
For a constituency that was presum
ably yearning for a chance to vindi
cate Uncle Joe we should say the Dan
ville district showed a strango indif
ference t" the ballot box as a good
medium of expression.
Only the other daj Coni n Fuss
of Illinois said: "There is a lot of talk
about insurgency, but it <]<>o.sn't amount
tt> much." In Thursday's primaries he
fell outside the breastworks. Can you
tlame us for laughing?
Vice President Fairbanks Bays the
■watchword would be! "Down with the
demagogue and up with tho patriot."
la this the way the distinguisliPd hu
man clothespin takes of announcing
that he is a receptive candidate [or
any good otticfc that may bo a*liing to
be filled?
A STANDPATTER'S CON
FESSION
CONGRESSMAN HENUY SHER
MAN BOUTELL. has by* his
devotion to tho things for which
Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Cannon Stfttd
written himself down as a standpatter
of the most extreme character.
By a majority of nearly one thousand
votes Mr. Boutell'a constituents at the
primary election recently held In Illi
nois invited him to stay at home for
the next two years, and nominated for
his place in congress s candidate who
proclaims himself a "Progressive Re
publican."
Mr. Boutell has announced that ho
purposes to run Independently, and this
is what iu> says about tho primary
election at which he was defeated, and
about the people who have heretofore
as his constituent! selected him to rep
resent them for several terms In con
gress, but who did not continue to do
BO because they could not stnnd Mr.
Boutell's devotion , to "the Interests"
and his neglect of the real Interests
of hit constituents. According to tho
viated Press, Mr. Boutell says:
"I will run independently and beat
my rivals on the simple principles of
responsible, representative government.
I PLACE NO RELIANCE IN DIRECT
PRIMARIES. In my district fewer than
one-third of the Republican voters
went to the polls. PUKE DEMOCRACY
ALWAYS HAS BEEN A FAILURE.
THE INITIATIVE AND REFEREN
DUM DIRECT VOTES FOR SEN
ATORS—THESE ARE VAGARIES.
The Idea of one hundred million people
trying to legislate on subjects THEY
INDIVIDUALLY DO NOT UNDER
STAND."
That utterance from Mr. Boutell ex
presses about as clearly as It Is pos
sible for human language to do It tho
attitude of the Republican standpatter,
the champion of the interests, the man
who votes to take something from
every citizen In the form of a tariff
tax to swell private fortunes already
overgrown. They say In effect that the
people "indivldualy do not under
stand" government, and therefore are
not to be trusted to select their rep
resentatives in the state and national
legislatures. That they may not select
their representatives we must deny
them the direct primary and keep In
effect the old convention system
through and by which a few bosses
name the candidates to be voted for
by the people as their official repre
sentatives in running the government.
Mr. Barnes, the boss of the disrepu
table Republican machine in New
York, whose corrupt alliance with big
business has brought all sorts of dis
credit and disgrace upon the Repub
lican party in that state, expresses
himself about as does Mr. Boutell In
giving his reasons for fighting Gov
ernor Hughes' direct primary bill.
It is well that some of those men
who are afraid to risk the people shall
once in a while tell the truth, so that
we may know exactly their attitude
toward the voters whom they would
have keep them in office as their rep
resentatives.
We venture that if Mr. Boutell car
ries out his expressed determination to
run independently for congress he will
find that the people of his district,
whose intelligence he announces he
cannot trust to decide upon govern
mental matters In which they are most
vitally interested, will at least show in
telligence enough to again vote as they
did in the primaries, and that is, toi
refuse to aprain trust as their repre
sentative a man who has so shame
fully betrayed his trust as did Mr.
Boutell and his fellow standpatters in
the last two congresaea.
"PROTECTED" WORKERS
IF "protection" is primarily for the
benefit of the American working
man now, since no one advances
the argument that It Is longer needed to
prop up infant industries, the city that
should make the best showing as to
living conditions is Pittsburg, which is
iilm.ist wholly a creature of the highly
protei ted steel industry.
The Herald recently showed, on the
best authority, that two-thirds of the
steel workers receive a wage not
greater than 112 a week, and that only
one-fifth receive more than $l. r >. Miss
Byington, a social worker, is reported
by the Survey, a publication devoted to
civic matters In Pittsburg, to have
made an investigation of the budgets
of ninety families in Homestead, a
suburb of the city. Thirty-two of
had less than $12 a week. Their
average weekly expenditures were J9.IS,
undei ili" severest economy.
How do the families fore that spend
from $12 to $15 a week? Miss Byington
us the items for sixteen families
In this wage group, with an average
total expenditure of $13.32, or a scant
$700 a year. These families pay about
$10 a month rent, but ten of them live
with more than two persons to a room
and only five have city water in the
house They pay on the average 34
cent! per man per day for food, but
four of the sixteen spend less than 22
Clothing they buy at the rate
of $81.64 b y< ar. Fifty cent* a week fnr
provides only for burial,
should death occur. The only item that
hopeful is the margin of $2.83 for
i r expenditures, But the families
in this group wore not Belt-indulgent;
in cents paid the weekly bill for liquor
and tobacco, 17 cents went for medical
service, 12 cents for furnishings and
minor household expenses, leaving only
$1.J3 f"r car fare, papers, recreation,
education and miscellaneous cxpendi
i ures.
it is no wonder that some of these
sixteen families reported but 3 centi a
week for recn ationl
Former Governor Odell of New ?orh
announces his early retirement. Ho
was retired some time ago by New
York voters, but is permitted to in
dulge himself in this formal function.
The recant election cost Los Angeles
$.'•1,000, which means that a good deal
more than that was probably thereby
kept out pf the pockets of the old push.
LOS ANGELES HERALD; SUNDAY* MORNING, SEPTEMBER IS, 1910.
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"BOB" AND LINA
AFTER reading the financial state
ment of his domestic affairs sub
mitted for our judgment by
Mr. Winthrop Chanler, we are dis
posed to sympathize—not with him,
but with the sentiment expressed by
his supposedly insane brother in Vir
ginia, who telegraphed him: "Now
who's crazy?"-
We are accustomed to the reverse of
the picture, now given to us by the
fatuous artist who has permitted him
self to be stripped of pretty much
everything but his undershirt and hts
appetite. That is, one of the Kuro
pean institutions which we most honor
is the impecunious duke who comes
after one of our heiresses for help in
fixing up the leaky roof of his ducal
castle; we even gladly pay out our
millions for him and feel honored when
he sonds the object of his peculiar af
fection home by way of the divorce
court. ,
But having: our young men made the
mark of Europe's sirens is a new ex
perience. We rather like the diver
sion. Variety is the spice of life. We
might wish the balance of trade, as
the economists call it, were the other
way, for what with the fortunes our
European tourists are annually leav
ing on the other side and the sums
being taken by dukes and divas there
is danger that not much money will
be left here if the drain is permitted
to continue. But we must have our
amusement at any cost.
We deplore the bad feeling that
seems to have been engendered by this
international incident, and can sug
gest, we think, a compromise that will
restore to the lachrymose Chanler his
"wealth." consisting mostly of mort
gages.and notes. Let the fair Cava
lieri forget and forgive the indignity
he offered in throwing the breakfast
marmalade in her face and be sensible
and reasonable about the matter.
Let her give back the dross and keep
the che-lld. Then let her book herself
for a season on the American vaude
ville stage. We know that right here
in Los Angeles, if she will agree to
divest herself of most of her clothing
and pose as the world's greatest com
bined physical beauty and "con" artist,
the women of this city will pull each
others' hair to get to the box office.
Other cities will repeat, and the re
turns, we feel safe in saying, will be
beyond the dreams of avarice.
Thus may Chanter's tears be stopped,
thus may the diva be assured against
all want for herself and for young
Giuseppe; thus may all the contro
versy that is rocking our country to
its foundations over whether it was
nice of her to act as she has after he
offered to be a lather to her dear
che-lld be ended.
The printed report that one of the
railroads has a considerable "con
science fund" of moneys returned to
It by passengers suggests the question,
Will the Southern Pacific ever Ket con
science stricken and make a nice, lib
eral contribution to the state of Cali
fornia?
Thr mistakos mailo by that lubtreas
ury clerk in Chicago who has been
arrested for stealing 1178,000 is that ho
didn't Incorporate. He could then have
taken anything he saw by vote of his
board of directors with littlr; chance of
prosecution.
THE WOODLAND WAY
Tho little croatui''* of the wool,
\\v must confess,
Have notions that are very good
Concerning dress.
They do not R' t the, pattern prints
Or fashion BlOi
But Nature glvtl them timely hlntß
Ileg-ardlng styles.
The laly woodohuo* put! on fur
When snow Is clue.
In wintertime you won't sio her
In pcckabou
The Perennial Harvest
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO CORKFSI'ONDENTS Letters Intended for publication must be aerompanled by tue
name and address of the writer. Th» Herald gives the wldeßt latitude to correspondents,
but assumes no responsibility for their views.
CAVALIERI DEFENDED
Editor Herald: A coterie of Boston
ladles have undertaken to boycott
Lina Cavalieri, taking the part of
Robert Wlnthrop Chanler—or Chaloner,
whatever the dear boy's name may be.
"No self-respecting person should
listen to Lina Cavalieri sing," "She
should be driven from the American
stage," "In cultured Boston, my dear,
she is de trop," etc., etc.
Lina Cavalieri in her life has been
immoral, as evidenced by her illegitim
ate 16-year-old son. But the very age
of the boy proves that the wrong was
done to his mother when she was at
the tender age of 15 years or less, a
mere child and largely irresponsible.
Would any American girl of that age
be safe from an accomplished rascal
with a good opportunity if she was
abjectly poor and had no protection
from her parents, which was the con
dition of Cavalierl'a childhood? She
bravely acknowledged her child before
the world, scorned the boy's father and
sought to live down the shame by
devoting her life to her art. And as a
singer she has eminently succeeded.
Chanler came along with a good
name and a bad record. Cavalieri
looked good to him, and it is fair to
assume that he would have tried to
win her without marriage had there
1 n a chance. But the game must be
had at any cost. Chanler offered mar
riage and lied about his fortune. Cava
lieri candidly said she did not love
htm, but would marry him for the sake
of companionship. She matched her
income from the stage again.it his sup-
I "is. cl fortune, and she earned a greater
revenue than chnnlt-r's property would
produce unmortgaged.
They married, and then the denoue
ment. Chanler had lied about his
wealth, was in debt and had nothing.
(in the strength of family connections
he had imposed on Cavalier!, who as
sumed that he was a gentleman.
Chanler did one of two things. He
either debauched the sacredness of
marriage for the purpose of—let us
■ay-*offlciatlng as the husband of a
most attractive woman, who could not
be otherwise apj poached, and then
deserted her In a couple of weeks, as
he doubtless Intended to do before he
married her. Or else he married her
under false pretense, intending to live
Off her earnings, which would entitle
him to a rather haissh cognomen in
icertain circles.
Of course, Cuvalierl cannot expect
sympathy from the critics referred to,
whose culture has developed discretion
of a high order and kept their outer
garments Immaculate, and Cavalieri
being. a woman they will not even
extend justice: but there are many
fair-minded people who will apply cen
sure where it belongs—on Mr. Chanler's
broad shoulders.
MA RY MAGDALENE.
Long Beach, Sept. 16.
CITES DICK MILITIA LAW
Editor Herald: Your correspondent,
"H," is advancing good principle when
he says: "T. R. may have made mis
takes, but we should give a man cred
it for what g'»id he ha# done."
Rut the question, it seems to me, Is
not one of pitting a man's achieve
ments agalnst>il few mistakes. It is
a question of good faith or hypocrisy,
a question of whether T. R. lias ever
stood for the people except In a few
bursts^of "hot air." Judging him by
his acts, and not by his professions,
] am afraid we shall yet see our mod
ern Caesar using his despotic Dick
militia law to net one-half the workers
(as emergency militia) dragooning the
re«t of the workers, when high prices
and future panic shall produce its In
evitable crop Of destitution and bread
riots. For hard times will come, and
as the people learn moro of the un
derlying nets and causes, they will
become more and moro restive and re-
Betltful under sufferings they feel to
be factitious and fundamentally need
le-s. PERICLES J. WHIPHAM,
Lus Angeles, September 15.
AWFUL POSSIBILITY
Editor Herald: It is feared that vii-
Ipms the library authorities send some
orie to clean the dirt off the window
of the branch library on Moneta ave
nue soon, the little shoemaker who
lives in tho vicinity and has a pen-
Chant for cultivating everything In
reach may be essaying the.raising of
orchid, in the near <^ KRAKE _
Los Angeles, Sept. 16.
'DIVINE RIGHT OF PROPERTY'
Editor Herald: All honest citizens
rejoice again that Col. Roosevelt re
fused to put his feet under the same
table with Senator Lorimer.
But, after all, Senator Lorimer Is
only the puppet of that nest of pi
rates, the meat trust, who are the
"higher ups" in the case.
It seems to me if we had a real gov
ernment in this country those packing
plants would be confiscated in twenty
four hours, as the property of all out
laws should be, whether the offender
be a powerful corporation or a horse
thief.
Ninety millions of people are being
held up at every turn because prop
erty, no matter how secured, is some
thing sacred.
Isn't it about time that the divine
right of property went the way of the
divine right of kings?
Popular government, basely be
trayed by the leaders of both old par
ties, has been driven to the last ditch.
Behind all the outer works of the
reactionaries stands the citadel of spe
cial privilege, the judicial department
of our government, supporting and sus
taining the others.
And when the different branches of
our government shall have been purged
of the parasitical growth which is sap
ping away its life blood, the people,
under the initiative, referendum and
recall, will be the court of last resort,
and no seven or nine men will have a
monopoly of justice.
FRANK ROBINSON.
Sawtelle, September 15.
VIEWS OF A WOMAN
Editor Herald: As the different can
didates for political honors are being
put on record in regard to their atti
tude toward corporations, we suggest
that they be obliged to outline their
personal convictions more clearly, es
pecially on the present needs of the
people.
In the daily anxiety of obtaining the
necessaries of life the great majority
are not concerned under what party's
name their rights are restored, nor
what corporations are. flayed by politi
cal orators, but on whom can we de
pend to enact just legislation.
The men who are mentally or mor
ally too dense to perceive a wrong
cannot be expected to remedy it. A
return to barbarism is all we can hope
for from Ignorant and brutal rulers,
whether elected by a credulous, misin
formed majority, or (as is now the
custOM) by a subsidized minority who
pride themselves on their chivalry to
ward the weaker members of society.
We do not need so much discussion
ahnut the far off future, but men who
will act justly and consistently now;
men who have moral convictions that
will urge them to work for the aboli
tion of poverty and needless suffer
ing, who will acorn to live in luxury
while little children are hungry. We
know there are many such men. Let
us put them ou record.
EMMA C. SCHAFER.
Los Angeles, Sept. 16.
PROTEST FROM CASA VERDUGO
Editor Herald: It would seem that
California law n rathfir loosely con
structed when a body of men recog
nizing some special interest can form
ulate a petition and taking that pc-
Itlon present it to an unthinking pub
lic manage to secure 20 per cent or
tl|T registered voters as signers for
Uieir project and plunge a whole com
munity into expense and controversy.
Such is the case in the present (Jlen
dale annexation scheme, which is de
veloping a rather threatening war
cloud ov(jr an otherwise peaceful vol
ley.
It seems that a few men with po
litical or real estate or perhaps both
axes to grind have formulated such a
petition. They have drawn imaKin
ary lines Including certain territory
and excluding others too powerful to
combat and are calling for an elw
tlon to annex this territory, thus
arousing dissension and incurring <x
xpenso upon the property hold
ers.
Tho bait given the outsiders has been
cheaper water and electricity, better
streets and sidewalks. AH have not
been hungry fish, for they know that
Glendale has not now all the water
■he needs and must purchase from an
outsider at a large sum. Electricity
must be bought in the same way. In
tills territory which they propose to
annex there' are already many oiled
and graded streets, cement curbs and
sidewalks. Nothing is said about the
The San Francisco Fair
The special session of the legislature
may vote to submit a . state .bond
amendment to the constitution ft> as
sist in financing the San Francisco
Panama fair, but we do not believe
the project will meet with favor among
voters who do not live In that city and
particularly among voters in the south
ern part of the state.
The amount proposed Is five millions,
of which our share south of the Teha
chapl would be about two millions.
Now, if we believed In the fair at all
I as a thing of benefit to the stntc. and to
San Francisco, It would he easy enough
to figure that we would get that much
benefit from it. When the.bill appro
priating a quarter of a million dollars
for an exhibit at the World's Fair at
St. I.ouis was before the California
legislature, a member from some north
ern county voted against it. and In his
speech on the subject said: "I am tired
of' voting the state's money for exhibits
to draw people from the east and then
see them all locate in tile southern
counties." His argument' was fairly
sound, and It applies In a degree to the
world's fair scheme. Most of the peo
ple who come to San Francisco will pay
i.os Angeles a visit, and a large per-
entage of those who pay us a visit
sooner or later come here to live. •
San Francisco has subscribed over
live millions to tho fair and expects
finally to make it seven millions. Now
there are not only scores and hundreds
of other uses to which that amount of
money could more wisely he spent for
the city's welfare, but' we are honestly
of the opinion that if those millions,
could be heaped up In cash in a boat
and strewn over the botton of the bay
I San Francisco would actually be better
off ten years hence than she will be if
they are spent in holding a fair.
The only possible success in a fair is
to atract great numbers of people. They
must be decently cared for or the town
is disgraced, and the fair given a black
eye from the start. Yet they are only
there for a few months. As a hotel
proposition a fair is an economic para
dox, for It is Impossible to make i»uests
pay enough in so short a time to cover
the capitalization required for their en
tertainment. The thing begins with
an apparent boom in the hotel busi
ness- but it closes with B grand smash
up. A few fakers make a llttlo money
and a successful getaway; but the city
Itself is left to clean up the financial
mess. '„'. .
' With the fair comes a sudden and
reckless expansion In many lines of
business other than hotels. For every
Modern Drug Superstitions
This article is not an advertisement
for some new fad in healing, nor am
I fighting the "doctor.? 1 trust." In
fact, I do not believe there is any doc
tors' trust any more than there is an
editors' trust, or a teachers' trust, or
a trust in any other profession whose
members meet to exchange ideas and
talk over their work.
Medicine is today one of our great
sciences; the conquests of surgery, of
bacteriology, of sanitation and hygiene
rank in the forefront of human
achievement.
Scientific medicine has routed half
the great scourges of humanity; it has
made festering wounds mere cuts and
left malignant growths and <l»ath
deallng tumors no place to hide. It
has nearly doubled the average length
of human life. It has made cities tit
to Jive in, robbed the swamp of its
miasma and improved on nature at
every point—and now its last great bat
tle is being waged against the super
stition that gave it name.
A few drugs, or more properly chem
icals, have a place in this modern
medical science, but their use is for
definite and known purposes, »uch as
to disinfect wounds or produce anes
thesia. But these uses, the effects of
which have been worked out and
proved in modern laboratories and hos
pitals, have little relation to the old
but still popular theory of drug medl
°aDrugs may dull the sensibility of the
nerve cells; they may stimulate or
che.k the action of certain organs or
glands; they may be used to Kill dis
ease germs externally and, in rare
cases, internally, but science has found
no drug that can put vitality Into the
depleted cell and restore the essence of
fife of which chronic ill health is the
lack. Only right living can do this,
and the medicine chest has small place
'"The hlea^ that each form of illness
has its "specific," which an all wise
increased taxation which will continue
year after year. The wise fish outside
having all the water, electricity and
many good roads, with ability to get
more, are contented to stay t}i their
own lake and not be coralrd into a
nice little pond in a city park.
At first the plucky residents of Glen
dale did not see the "fly in the oint
ment" and many were glad to join in
the movement. However, there seems
to be an awakening to tho fact that
should this measure prove successful
all of their business and municipal
buildings will find location on Brand
boulevard nnd Glendale, the pretty
little city which has taken such cour
ageous steps in its own self improve
ment, will be a thing of the past, for
westward the course of empire will
take its way. OPPONENT.
Casa Verdugo, Sept. 15.
LABOR AND THE TARIFF
Editor Herald: How long will it be,
with a million coming in from foreign
lands each year to reap the glory prom
ised to our American laborer by the
protective tariff howlers, till the con
dition of our working class will be no
better than that of tho pauper labor
ers of Europe?
No man has greater sympathy for the
laboring class than I have, and none
is there who will work harder for an
equal chance for them than I will, but
I have long since seen their chances
growing less from that tariff that
keeps the product of ffireign pauper
labor out and bids for, and admits,
that same pauper labor to come In
and enjoy the blessings intended for
our own people. W. S. B.
Ontario, September 15.
TO DAPHNE'S FOOT
Fair Daphne's foot 1* a dainty thing,
Like thoso the poets used tn Blng.
So small, Indeed, you'd hunlly dream
It had sufficient breadth of beam .
To bear the weight, however sllgrht,
'Twas made to carry, day and night.
When out upon the ball-room floor
You see It tripping gaily o'er
The polished surface. In the dance,
You wander greatly if perchance
The elfin fairies' of the moon
Have not prepared her dancing shoon. i
When o>r the cold, bleak pave it gons, •
■Mid hustling throngs and drifting snows,
You stand MjjjliuHt that such a rare
And fragile thing should venture there.
And as It nears the crossing* edge .
You tremble at such sacrilege.
But oh that foot? What have I said—
What thoußhts un«peakable und dread-
When tr. the opera I'm Inclined,
Aim Daphne, sitting Juwt behind,
Inserts her toe ncath wh're I sit
And, all unthinking, wiggles It!
-John Kendrlck Bangs, tn Fuck.
IPaotfl* Outlook)
dollar Unit Is spent in the fnlr several
nn> ipenl In n ni the result is
8 dangerous iitkl unstable form of In
flation- a temporary arid unsubstantial
prosperity, that at times will deceive
even the mbsi conservative. The mo
ment (in' fair i» over a violent shrink
age takes place, and then follows a
long period of depression. A few peo«
pie iimy have made monty, but tiio city
us a whole is not a gainer by the event.
This is the story of the world's fair as
told in nearly every city In the Union
that has gone through the experience.
Unless the civic point of viow of San
Francisco change! materially in tho
next few years the fair Is not likely to
bring credit to the state us a whole.
just at present that city seems to wish
to emulate the role of hack driver, its
visitors are certainly given the freedom
of the city if they have the price.
They eleel a tough mayor, and he
promptly hangs out a rcdllght sign:
"Parta of America." a petition to al
low dancing In {he all-night downtown
saloons is signed by all the leading
banks and big property owners. Thoro
was to have i i a big prise light, but
the governor M>t a hint from Washing
ton that the line had better bo drawn
somewhere, so he oalled it off. For
this relief much thanks, but a lot more
houseoleanlng—moral renovation, ealcl
mlning, el cetera; are needed before tho
people of this state will vote to invite
the world to look upon San Francisco.
Then there is the industrial question,
San Francisco is a City where the, labor
union has 1 n carried to nn absurdity
--run into the ground. The sturdiest
defender of the principle of Industrial
combination for self-defense is aghast
at the highblndinß that goes on in San
Francisco. True, It is no worse than
the performance of the trusts—other
trusts- also It Is no hotter. Now, If
the fair is to be hold there at the ex
pense of tho rest of the state, what
guarantee have we thnt some of these
close corporation tactics will not bo
Used on the exposition Itself and on tho
enterprises that take part in the dis
play. None: and we I'enr that no
form of guarantee la practicable. Just
at present San Francisco is supplying
us with a choice line of thURS to bent,
up our iron wonkers. A very little of
thnt goes n long way toward making
votes against the fair bonds.
•phis city la ready to stand in with
San Francisco on any reasonable prop
osition, but when it comes to loaning
them money for a world's fair—well,
we must stop and think about it.
(MlJo HMtlngi)
nature provided and loft for an Indian
sqvaw to find, and the beliefs thnt
run-down people need tonics und pale
people pink pills have no place In the.
modern science of. health preserva
tion.
The drug superstition originated in
the theory that disease was caused by
an ovil spirit. Incantation) and charms,
tom-toms and prehistoric brae* bands
were among t)K> early methods used
to drive the disease demons out of the
human habitation. Then vile tastins,
repulsive and poisonous substance:-:
were Riven the patient for the same,
purpose. Polecats' blood, tongues of ad
ders and toads' skins were among the
early prescriptions, and iwro followed
by the thousands of varieties of bitter
herbs and poisonous minerals still
listed at the modern apothecary shop,
still demanded by the majority of pa
tients and still prescribed by phy
sicians who, knowing that the patient
expects to "take something'," write out
these ancient and meaningless pre
scriptions because they are too honest
to prescribe bread pills and too poor
to tell the truth.
This column could be filled ten times
over with quotations from great scien
tists and great doctors deploring the
deep-rooted prevalence of the drugging
habit. A single quotation, however,
will serve to show the tendency of all.
Dr. Osier, probably the best known
physician among Knglish-speaking
people, in referring to the rise of men
tal healing, recently said: •
• "For generations the people of the
United States have Indulged in an orgy
of drugging. Between pharmacy in
the profession and quark medicines the
American body lias become saturated
ad nauseam, and here, indeed, was a
boon even greater than homeopathy.
No wonder the American spirit, un
quiet in a drug-soaked body, rose with
joy at a new evangel. In every coun
try there were dyspeptics and neuras
thenics in' suffit ient number to demon
strate the efficacy of tho new gospel."
Merely in Jest
COULDN'T TELL A LIE
Kind Lady—Aren't you the man I gave
a piece of cake to last spring? ,
The Hobo—l'm dat same, ma'am.
Kind Lady—l suppose you have been
at work ever since?
The Hobo—l can't toll er lie, ma'am.
I've bin in de horspittle ever sence."—
Chicago News,
mmmmmß
■ . •; ■ ■ • • ,i
REASON
Bystander—But I don't see you ques
tioning the umpire's decisions. Isn't
that rather unusual?
Chimmie—Huh! When de umpire
owns de only bat, ball, glove and mask
in the neighborhood —Puck.
GRADUAL
The Groom (during the honeymoon)
—When did mv little wiflo discover
that she loved me?
The Bride—When I found myself
getting angry every time I heard any
one call you an Jdiot. —Answers.
MACHINES OF PERIL
"Do you think airships could be used
effectively in warfare?"
"They might," replied the skeptical
person, "if we could provide the air
ships and induce the enemy to go up
in them."— Washington S,tar.
PACED TOO RAPIDLY
"Walter, ask the%orchestra to play
something different^.
"Any particular gelSftion, sir?" ;
"Something slower/ Xoan't chew my
food properly in waltz'time."—Wash
ington Herald. ,•
. SCANT PASTURAGE
"I am afraid the moths will get Intoi
my bathing suit," said Maude.
"It would bo a shame," replied May- '
mie. "The poor things would starve
to death."— Washington Star.
' THE EXCEPTION
Wigwag—l hear • you are always
lucky at poker.
Henpecke—Well, not always. I met
my wife in a poker game.—Philadel
phia Record.
HIS FORTUNATE INFIRMITY I
Miss Sweet—Gelday always looks bo
pleasant when he plays bridge. .-■ /■.■
Miss Dear— he's quite deaf, you
know, und can't hear the things his
partner says about hi* pl&yln*. .Wjfjt
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