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THE HIiRAUD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLANDI^os Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on eal* at the hews 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 Angelas Herald can be seen at the office of our English represen tatives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy & Co.. JO, II and 82 Fleet street, London. England. tree of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and adver tisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining- to advertising _ddree» Charles R. Gates, advertising man • ager. -===__=_=_=____=_== Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP and CLEAN H RETRORSUM ft) Coney island has closed its season, while out here in balmy California it is only. the shank of the coast sea son. The "hobble skirt is going." says a fashion column. Yes, we saw one going down street yesterday, but it wasn't going very fast; it couldn't. The sultan of Sulu has now been in the country several days, but no paper has reported his sensations on the cold, gray dawn of the morning alter. Speaker Cannon has received an offer to go into vaudeville. It isn't , lear what his stunt would bo, but he Burely would not appear as the strong man. Thieves in San Bernardino have b^en stealing mining machinery, and even some buildings. At last accounts the soldiers' monument in "Jieidoo" had ; ..I bi en removed. We fail to remember just how the novel, "Mr. Barnes of New York," turned out, but have a very distinct , ,1 vivid recolli ction o« what hap pened in his namesake In Alfctny. "It is time for Republicans to stand up aii'l be counted, 1 a..s Uncle Joe. \o\\ could count all tl.e cannon knil in LOS Ange.es in an Jfteinom and hove enough time left over to attend thi ball game. / Oeorge J. <!ould, ju^t back from abroad, .-ays he expects to s> c a 1 em ocratio house, lli.s clear perception "£ conditions is evidence that the wireless outfit on his steamer was In excellent working condition. lioss Brayton of Rhode Island, the man who to ik care of that pockel borough for Alilrlch .<: r two decades, is dead. Like his matter, he, too, saved a large fortune cut of .1 meager salary in: drew In a state office. A defender of Senator Lorlra r says )k. lias a beautiful family life. It is proper to infer that the senati r\. 1 v conscience sheds a glow over every thing in the house, and that he holds family prayers night and morning. A woman's club in tli east will in vestigate the causes ut divorce, Per haps they can find In hobble skirts, nail keg hats and six-inch French heels some reasons why the Bex : nt retaining the profound admiration and respect of mere man. State Senator Holtslaw of Illinois Bald ho got $2500, but no promise was exacted that he Should vote for Lor lmer. It appears that a great injustice lias been done Lorinn-r. He just gave his money away and left matters to tho "honor" of the recipients. •i . chii ■, Burlington .v Qulncy railroad annui 1 r p irt shows an In crease I 01 'rat t.g r> venue of ir.ore than $:>,\JuO,ul'O. Now let us have the ti ■ OC.B. ft Q irgent, Imperative an 1 imiiiiiii li ne< 1 of gat iate-. President ittle of (hi Boston & Maine railroad has roiired and the directors have voted him a gift of $30,00" and an annual palary for life of, $10,0' 0. We await vth Interest the testimony of some B. & M. official that "wages" have rite.i ho much that freight rat- h must be. raised to is tain the road. •■Tlit-ro are placi thai give i lore liuppineßa than the presidency,'! »''ii .Mr. Taft In an ad'lresn to Ohio boys. He may have been thinking of the .lay Dune. McKlnlay came down to Beverly from Maine to i ur* his grouch In Mr. Taft's luvonte porch chair. L ASSASSINATION THE charred bodies that lie in the | ruins of the Times building are not only a reminder that the greatest foes of union labor are not without but within its ranks. They are also a reminder that lawless vio lence, and especially its extreme man ifestation, assassination, nevei 4 ac complishes the object at which it aims. As "the blood of the martyrs \a the mm] of the church," so the mar tyrs of the Times horror are a seed from which will spring a popftlar ret ribution for militant unionism which It has more reason to fear than the ■peclal object of its aim. Public sen timent, which In this country Is the arbiter of human destinies, will for a long time give a cold and unsym pathetic ear to all radicalism. "Assnssinntion has never changed history," said Disraeli, referring to the murder of Lincoln. There are man; instances in which assassination produced the opposite effects from those the assassins or their instiga tors wanted. The loss of the Nether lands, the hindrance of his projects for the conquest of France and Eng land, and the branding of his name with eternal infamy are Philip ll's gains from the assassination by one of Philip's tools of William the Silent By killing Marat, a monster whose taking off it seemed would be a pub lic service, Charlotte Cjrday's dagger. In the words of La nartine, "opened the veins of Franco," through the vengeance the terrorists wreaked on their enemies. The nihilist bomb which killed Alexander II in 1881 re moved the reformer and the emanci pator of 24,000,uuU serfs and put in his place a gloomy despot. Assassina tion has been g-olng on in Russia for a century, and autocracy still reigns. The murder of McKlnley, intended j to be a protest against restrictive laws, tightened the legal cords around the element that mistakenly argue for greater individual freedom, and made the world say: "If this is what more j freedom means, let us have less," and | the bars went up higher against im- j migrants for whom the assassin , thought he was clearing the way to i a freer land. A while ago an anarchist j shot a Denver priest at the altar. It ! was a protest against ecclesiasticlsm. | but the world said that with whatever faults it might have ecclesiasticism was infinitely to be preferred to the hideous license to kill that is the creed of anarchy. The lawless being who kills to achieve his ends wants license for him self and would deny freedom of action or speech to another. His viewpoint and philosophy are so abhorrent to the normal reason and emotions that so long as the human mind and heart are constituted as God makes them the reaction against violence will doubly defeat the purposes it seeks to accomplish. Out of such dreadful calamities as that of Saturday morning comes good In this way: They reawaken dormant public sentiment to its duty to uphold order, to strengthen the hands of the law, to turn a deaf ear to specious vagaries that tend to weaken society's safeguards against dangerous license. OUR BANKER GUESTS LOP ANGELES welcomes to her best hospitality today one of the most remarkable bodies of men In the world who sire joined together for their mutual interest in the Amer ican Bankers' association. In some respects they are the most remarkable and important in the world. No other country on earth can assemble a body of men who are the custodians and stewards of 2r,,000,000 bank accounts, n presenting the stupendous total of more than $14,500,000,000 of deposited wealth. If that fabulous sum Isn't big enough to hold the reader spellbound for a while, then let him ponder this bigger truth: These guests of Los Angeles represent fiduciary Institutions with total resources of more than twenty two billions of dollars! The immensity and richness of the United States are epitomized in this organization of keen, alert, able and kindly captains of our wealth. ' Sumo figures are dull reading, but to the thoughtful person nothing can be more interesting and genuinely in forming- that a brief summary of what these guests represent when In their deliberations they discuss the problems upon whose wise solution hangs the whole structure of the coun try's business, not to speak of the sta bility of more than 22.u»0 banks. The capital stock of these Institu tions represents a total of $1,800,000,000 In round numbers, and they have sur plus to the amount of $1,326,0(t0,00i) In addition to $£.08,000,000 of undivided i roflts. Individual deposits subject to check stand at the large total of 100 and savings deposits at $4,826,000,000, The amount due na tlonal banks Is $1,103,000,000, and due ;,.uiking institutions $1,380, --000,01 ..1 holdings by these institutions are $792, .u>>u of United States bonds, : tate, county and mu nlclpal |.onils, 11,560,000,000 Of railroad bonds, and $846,000,t)00 of other bonds, and $280,0u 1,000 of stocks. mnts include $660, --1 of demand loans not secured by lemand loans .1, $2,689,000,000 time '"" "r more names not I ollateral, $1,351 000,000 sln ■ i line loans secured ■ ■•'. and $1,3%.000,000 11 udlng thosi tate. 'Actual ca.-h held by the banks amounts to |1,46] 000,000, and checks and other cash Items to an additional 0,000, In addition to which the mal banks had $38,1100.0011 cash in the 5 per pent redemption fund. The people if Lo« Angi leg would be dull indeed if they did not feel the honor of entertaining the American bankers. This is for the nonce the financial center of America, it 1j (rue that back east have been left a lot Of good men who are ably 1 mining things for the absentees, but here : -, blgi directing brains, and what think «jd do and say while with u« will be followed with the ki Interest and appreciation. LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 3010. **== "RECENT VICTIM? WHO, fiM S§§&^S^im\v INSURGENCY >no*>QUITO,THE ST»N<V< //'£«O/3£5 I3£l-/I;VijJ)"to HAVE ' . SOME RELATION TO THE OUTfrßfA*\. GOOD TASTE LACKING THE Los Angeles member of the syndicate is now trans formed into a "booster" sheet, eternally attempting to get up some kind of "movement" that It thinks will please the real estate men. ho tel keepers and others that will ad vertlM. Thus the Pacific Outlook with cor rect perception characterizes Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner. As if to put IU own Stamp of truth on the state ment, that paper come? promptly for ward in true Hearstian style with an' attempt to make capital for itself by using the greatest calamity that has ever befallen the city to advertise its wares. The Examiner does this by begging to be permitted to offer a reward for the apprehension of the fiend who blew up the Times building. The mer cenary character of the thine is so palpable that it should be seen by the dullest mind. About $10,000 is already offered, with a prospect of a great deal more from sources that could have only patriotic motives for the act, but the Hearst sheet, true to its habits that it cannot suppress in the face of widespread mourning, springs forward with its offer blazoned in its Mgrgest type, and daily we shall be offended by its repeated ilamboyancy. One would think that good taste would estop anybody from making this unhappy hour the time for bugle blasts in behalf of any business, but yellow Journalism knows nothing of the code that governs people of ordin ary decency. Good taste is not In its lexicon. We venture to say that in all Los Angeles the Examiner Will bo the only one —person or institution—to use the horrible calamity in such a sordid way. LOUDENSLAGER AMONG the coterie of men who 1 have farmed a fringe around the throne of Cannon, the czar of the house, and held a spear and shield In his r'lalanx of loyal defenders, is Henry C. Loudenslager of New Jer sey. Tawney and Boutell and Living ston and others of the phalanx have been disposed of by the people, but New Jersey politicians decided to stand pat this year and gave Vuden alager a renomination. The voters of New Jersey, however, have not yet been consulted in the matter, and the road to re-election may not be as easy as it was to the convention which again gave him a chance to run. Mr. Loudenslager is one of the kind of statesmen whose methods delight all who admire the gumshoe type. Camden is the back bone of his distrl t, lying right across the river from Philadelphia, They are connected by ferry. In Philadelphia is a saloon and in the saloon is a whisky barrel, which have become more or less known as the desk from which 1"- directs his lieutenants who come over for orders - -.nd the. "wherewith." Philadelphia is in Pennsylvania, you know, and anything done from a whisky barrel there is not answerable tor in New jersey, if it happens to be not strictly according to the foolish moral stat utes of "Loudy's" home state. The saloon district of Ph ladelphla, unfortunately for him, does not have a vote in November, but the people of Camden have, and it Is very likily they have been giving mon attenl on to his political linessfc than formerly. It is to be hoped so. Wall street la quWI because ol t.esa unceitainty. The "Wall shark has no use foi any condition that gives the lamb a : how. His spe cialty is loaded dice that only throw one way. A Los Gatos professor claims to have found a way to double the lamb CF P, which will be good news to the fake mining promoters who thrive on that kind of investors. Mysterious Political Malady Merely in Jest HER SOLACE "There is much wrong and bitter ness In the world. It makes me mel ancholy. A man hardly knows what to do." \ • "A girl is never at a loss, however. When she feels that way she puts some fresh powder on her nose."Kan sas City Journal. / LONG-WINDED This was Henry Clay's reply to a wordy member of congress who re marked that he (Clay) spoke onljfc for the present generation, while he (the member) spoke for posterity: "Yes, sir; and It seems as if you are deter mined to speak until your audience ar rives." —Judge. THE READY RESTER. "These automobiles have given us a good deal of a setback on the farm this year," said Mrs. Corntossel. "In what way?" "Every time Hiram hears one o' them honks he thinks it's tho Sinner horn an quits '—Washington Star. , ;"■ . SIMILARITY Stubb—What's Jenks making all that fuss about? Perm— wife gave him a roll-top desk for a birthday present and he says It reminds him of her. Stubb—ln what way? enn — lt won't shut up.—Chicago News. THE MODERN IDEA "Would you marry for money?" asked one girl of another. "Not 1, I want brains'." was the reply. „ "Yes, I should think so," said the first speaker, "if you don't want to marry for money!"—ldeas. GRAFT "The directors of the road were a precious lot of grafters." "You don't say so!" "Yes, every last man of them had his appendix removed, and charged the cost to operating expenses."— Puck. REGRETS. Mrs. Guzzler —Aren't you ashamed to come home in this condition? Mr. Guzzler— Mortified to death, my dear. I find that my capacity Isn't what it used to be.— Philadelphia Record. . •-—* ■ Far and Wide There Is a cannon on the front lawn at oyster Bay but we violate no confidence when •we say that it ts not Joseph O.— V/ashlngton Herald. If cotton keeps on soaring, the ready-marie el hint; salesman will soon he busy explain ing away the little bit of wool that is in the goods.—Washington rust. The population of Rhode Island has In creased 26 per cent. Why. certainly. Son ator Udrleb has gone home to live perma nently.Grand Rapids Press. One of the August magazines contains a poem on the death of summer. The maga zines are always scoring scoops on the weather bureau— Plttßburg Gazette-Times. Only time will tell whether the population of Oklahoma will Increase as fast as it has, «hen the Indians no longer have any money or property to transact business wlth.-Cleve li . Leader Alaskans have discovered a Elacler that moves twelve feet a day. A. Mark Twain Ze remarked, we have no glaciers in New York, but we have horse cars— York American. i A fashion not i says that small hats of seal skin are t.i be much In vogue this year. They'll have to be small to have much vogue If they are*, be made of staUkin, and that's no fashion note.-Phtladelphla Inquirer. Fifteen thousand farmers have returned to this country from Canada. But there are about that many bank cashier, who wiU probably stick there until the finish.— Grand Rapids Press. lust what discipline Mr. Cannon will be subjected to. Mr. Roosevelt has not vet de rl.l«d but It 1. whispered that he 1. to be made the next vice president-Charleston News and Courier. W J Bryan, after twenty years' leader ship' of the Democratic party In Nebraska, has l.eon defeated on the county option plank luor has been the rum of many i 6004 man -Wall Street Journal. We are told that soon we may be able to talk to Europe by telephone. Must !..• ■ „-home on the Dart of some of those Eu ronean monarchi who want to talk back to Teddy at a »a« distance.—Salt Lake Tribune. in a bookstore window appears this le rend: "What's Wrong with the World? G X Chesterton." Hardened cynics will fear however, that there Is even more than that tlia matter with It.— New York Even ing Post., This disease, so widely prevalent as to be almost epidemic, has baffled the skill of the most noted "regular" physicians. —Philadelphia North Amarlcan. "The City Beautiful" (Philadelphia North American) To the Editor of the North American: Will you not kindly read thla in closure with your careful consideration and endeavor to put this scheme Into practical shape? It is not confidential, and I biliovo the Idea to be practical. If worked out to its ultimate possi bilities, it would prove, in my judg ment, a godsend to all —the rich and poor. FREDERICK A. RIEHLE. Philadelphia, Sept. 12. The communication referred to in this lettor is addressed to Doctor Ely and reads as follows: Referring to my interview with you the other day, you lasked mo to reduce the subject of the same to writing. My idea is to endeavor to form an association something in the line of the Christian Endeavor. The object of the association i.s twofold. The first, to improve the condition of the cities both as to appearance and to healthful conditions. Secondly—To give people otherwise incapacitated for hard work, viz: old men and old woman or weakly ones, and to thousands of children. The citizens of large cities, in this country at least, have waited In vain to see the cities marie beautiful and kept clean. I do not refer to the sweeping of the streets, but to the further neatness that would be se curod by having the front 3of houses, viz: the pavements and even the streets, opposite the homes, kept ab solutely clean, viz: from any small articles that children could pick up nnd remove. The cities of Berlin, Dresden and others In Europe are kept very much neater than any cities that I havi- observed in the United States. In these cities I have seen old women cleaning with their fingers the weeds from the flower beds in the parks and streets where such flower beds exist. The pinching of poverty In European cities compels the old people to pick up everything—papers, rags, little twigs, dead leaves, etc.—from every place within their reach, and this se cures the tidiness In these cities. Now that poverty does not compel people to gather all these accumulations, my thought is that the hope of reward would help keep the streets and cities dean and tidy. My Idea is to form an association for this purpose and call it the City Beautiful. A reward in the shape of trilling pleasures and recreations, such as the "Lemon Hill Hearst, the "Sour-Balled" (Pacific Outlook) At first he (Hearst) showed himself a fairly good loser and went right on ; fißhting In his papers with consistent I sincerity, for the oolicies with which he was identified. Rut presently a! snarl began to sound in hits public j utterances, his attacks on men in pub-, lie life became indiscriminate and pur- j poieleia, his editorial policy grew shll'ty and evasive on local issues, and the new Hearst- Hearst the sour balled, stood plainly revealed. From being humanitarian and altruistic in their point of view, his papers have be come cynical, reactionary and strictly on-the-make. The Los Angeles mem ber of the syndicate is now trans-1 formed into a "booster" sheet, etern ally attempting to get up some kind of a "movement" that it thinks will please the real estate men, hotel keep ers and others that will advertise. Tha Hearst papers used to be strong on the news side, but this otfe gets scooped day alter day and never turns a. hair It takes no hand in politics lest it may run counter to some of Hearst s schemes and It -.buttles and dodges on local civic issues, fearing to offend corporations or people of Influence in the advertising field. When Roosevelt gave his New Na tionalism ■pttCh »t Osawatomie, all the world turned an ear to listen, but the unfortunate reader of the association" gives, would secure the services of all those big and little who could not do heavy work. I would suggest that members would enroll themselves in thla association, from the millionaire princes, who would take delight in furnishing plenty of money for the procuring of pleasures and slight rewards, viz: inexpensive ro wards, down to thr commonest, low est, weakest and youngest children that are to be found in any city. It can be unsectarian, and Protes tants, Catholics, black and white, good people and bad people, even thieves and vagabonds can enroll themselves as members of this association for the poor, without pay and welcome. Chil dren, princes and others can be in duced to keep the pavements and streets opposite their homes entirely free of all objectionable articles, viz: such as the street cleaners would noi remove. Children and others would cheerfully .do this, say for a week or month, for a ticket to Lemon Hill or some such inexpensive reward. The children could also be induced to keep other people's homes, viz: pavements and streets, strictly clean for a most trifling reward from the householder. To my mind this would solve the problem if worked out with energy and intelligence and enthusiasm by the of ficers of such a company of keeping our streets, parks and pavements just as clean aa is .possible. The outside of a house should be kopt as tidy as the inside. To carry this idea further the next step would be to keep the homes not only clean, but tidy and at tractive. We have waited in vain, as noted above, for the city fathers, poli ticians and great big strong men to keep our cities clean, and I think it is now time to turn our attention to the hundreds and thousands of the weaker and-little ones to do this work for us. This effort can be made on a small scale here right at home, and if it meets with the favor of the people, could be increased indefinitely in every town, city and state in the United States, and all over the world. All people naturally want something to do, and will do It. If they do not do what is good, they will dn what is bad. This scheme could be carried out as sensibly as the Christian Endeavor, and it would incline the young to ideas of neatness, cleanliness and godliness. This is a big proposition, but nothing is too big for great minds and strong party feeling. Hearst organ found only a few inches ; of speech under a f-rnall slurring head- I line. That Is not newspaperlng. A I newspaper gives the news, and Uoose ! velt's speech was news whether Mr. j Hearst likos It or not. At the rate he i Is traveling now, he and his papers will i not last long. Nobody loves the eour balled individual, and people will not read a newspaper that Is little more than a fit of sulks. Locally the dry rotting of the Examiner has been a serious loss. Time was .when that paper did good service for the cause of bettor city government. Now, when an issue like that of lower lighting rates comes along, It dares not speak above a whisper. Recently It had an editorial in wh^ch our city council was referred to half a dozen times as "councils" —showing that the writer was so grossly ignorant of local affairs as to suppose that we had a bicameral body. Its i-ase is hopeless. The spoiled boy has- lost interest in his toys, and in course of time they will be taken from him. BLOW AT DYING, TOO Perm-There were fewer deaths to the thou- Kanrt of population In Philadelphia last year than <ver before in the city's history. Gotham-Well, Philadelphia always wai a slow place !-Yonlter» Statesman. Public Letter Box TO CORRBSPONDBJNTS—Latter* Intended for publication must be aconmpenled by *ac name and addr«« of th« writer. The Herald «1t«» the widest laMode to correspondents, but uiumm no responsibility lor their Ylews, Letters must not exceed 100 wards. 'BEATEN TO A FRAZZLE' Editor Herald: So boasts Teddy, the trickster, but who did ho beat to a frazzle? Surely riot the old guard— the standpatters for high tariff and special privileges. They got their Payne-Aldrich tariff lauded to tho skies and the Teft administration eulogized in the platform adopted, making those two the permanent planks In the Saratoga platform; thus pledging La Follette and all the (ao rnlliil) Republican reformers to the perpetuation of Republican misrule and \ graft. Surely the insurgents must bo the party "beaten to a frazzle" by tho trickery of Roosnvelt—their adopted I Moses to lead them out of the wilder- j ness of sin. Whether it causes a split!" In the Republican rankt- or not, It * should dispel all hope of reform from|| that source, and lead all true Demo-i crnts to firmly resolve to support none j but their own nominees for any legis- J latlve office, either national, state orj municipal. W. D. H. L.OS Angeles. FOR AN INCOME TAX Editor Herald: Mr. Roosevelt said that "The tariff Increased duties on some luxuries and articles not of com mon use, and made no Increase on any common food prroduoe." Every laboring man and woman, as also every ultimate consumer, knows by experience that the above statement must be wholly untrue or garbled, for did not prlcesi advance on every article of common use besides food after the enactment of that tariff? Now, since the tariff produces enough revenue to cover the deficit the Income tax foreshadowed, it Is not even men tioned, as, forsooth, that would fall on the rich only. Will the American peo ple stand this much longer? Carnegie says: "The imposition of an income tax will make us a nation of liars." Tut, tut, mon! That we are politically already to perfection, and cannot be made worse. Every mother's son trtes to dodge taxes, and ihe rich refuse to tax themselves to relieve tho poor, wherefore the people can expect no redress of their wrongs. Therefore I counsel to smash the tariff and raise the income tax. C. F. Los Angeles, Cal. DEFENDS THE SMOKERS Editor Herald: Space should be re served for smokers on rear of street cars, where possibly smoke would blow away rather than into the car. Forbid the ladles this section. I have noticed many times that the objecting class of women are prone to grab onto a smok er's seat and seem perfectly happy finding fault, nagging and making themselves a nuisance. There may be ample room elsewhere, but sho prefers a smoker's seat, so an opportunity pre sents for changing what should bo a lovable character into a chronic bore. Many men can only smoke going to and from business, and some at home. IE deprived of both places, they will soon take a stroll by gas light, where the devil's imps may get them Into worse I habits. Give the dear ladies everything In reason and stand pat for your ravorite cigar or pipe, friend. As long as the ground produces tobacco there will bo blue rings and curls puffed into the winds while the smoker is in deep thought. Where there is smoke there i; fire, and many good ideas wore born from behind the pipe. T. S. HARKNESB. Los Angeles, Cal. FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT Editor Herald: Permit me to publl< ly express my profound appreciation and gratitude to the minister of the Los Angeles Fellowship, Rev. Reynold E. lilight, for the splendid service he lias rendered his community in various ways. The ground tone of his work In for freedom on all plnnes and levels of life. We have seen him in the arena, throwing the full force of hln convic tions in the breach for social freedom, for religious, moral, mrntal, politic freedom; while his latest contribution to progress is a bold stroke for medical freedom. In the organization known ;ik the National League for Medical Free dom a few strong, unfettered minds arc preparing means and methods for the emancipation of the common weal from the strictures of medical authority and dogmatism. Perhaps in this new movement the League for Medical Freedom is cradled the spirit of revolt against the In fringements on ancient rights. Per haps before long the world will wit ness the reunion of Illegitimately sep arated and hopelessly straying entities a reunion in which the advanced In dividual with 'enlightened mind and purified heart will become the high priest in the temple service of his own nature, administering to the needs and necessities, the health and salvation of his physical as well as eternal being. DR. AXIL EMIL GIBSON. Lqs Angeles, Sept. 28. SAYS WOMEN ARE SELFISH Editor Herald: I am a happy wlfo and mother of six children. Before I was married I was a private secretary in an Important mining llrm, so I know the professional and home life and whereof I speak. Every woman to be a competent Judge should know both sides of life. She grows narrow, selfish and indolent in many cases without it, and unfit to be a sympa thetic wife and mother. Any woman who is not selfish or weak will not disapprove of men smoking on the street cars. Women have their weak nesses in candy, Rum and equally dis tasteful but seemingly necessary hab its. If the smoke makes the weak woman ill she should consult her doc tor—not be foolish—as she cannot ex pect to live in this world without meeting many equally distasteful odors which she must learn to accept calmly. As to the professional women who "merely object as to a possible twenty minutes of inconvenience to their delicate senses, these women must necessarily learn to be broad and ac cept faults In others, as others must accept them in them. Professional women are forced to learn this, and consequently are less selfish and vain on the whole. The remaining class of women, the mothers and society wo men who occasionally ride In the cars, have no right to object, as they should use the cars as I do, between the hours of those used by their husbands and fellow business men, not only to allow them their cigars, but also to give them the much needed chance to rest their tired feet. So the objections of these women need not be noticed. In conclusion, my husband is a moderate smoker, an average business man, and the. majority of such men enjoy their morning and evening cigar during their nhort ride to and from business. I repeat that the women who object are selfish, and I have no doubt are narrow and ignorant, incapable of a broad outlook upon life. Those wo men who object to smoking can carry their selfishness to their homes, aa I've no doubt they do. But they cannot interfere with this freedom In publto places. AN INTERESTED READER. Los Angeles, Sept. 27.