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Los Angeles Herald
THOMAS B. GIBBON. .
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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
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Every city has Its undesirables.
Even radiant Eden had its serpent.
If Captain Fredericks hurries a bit
he can beat Ballinger to a resignation.
Millions for defense, but not one
cent for tribute to the assassin, thug
and vandal.
The silence of Sunny Jim Sherman
may be due to the refusal of the hos
pital physicians to let him talk yet.
It ought to be impossible for any
irresponsible person to go to a nitro
glycerine factory and buy the danger
ous stuff.
There are some bombs of a perfectly
lawful kind, and it is understood that
Thomas Lee Woolwine has laid in a
stock of them.
One thing seems to be a matter for
congratulation. The conspirators prob
ably exhausted the available supply
of infernal machines in a day.
Philadelphia Is demanding cross-seat
trolley cars. The p-ople of many other
cities would feel themselves in luck
if they get an addition to the number
of straps.
All the printed descriptions of the
sultan of Sulu seem to show that he
has entirely recovered from the severe
blow received when Alice Roosevelt
jilted him.
Virginia has broken all records for
tobacco production, which will serve
as a reminder to the tobacco trust that
it is about time to jack up prices an
other notch.
Dr. Cook has been seen a^nm, si
multaneously in Munich and in Lon
don. People are getting- used to learn
ing of the finding of Dr. Cook, but not
simultaneously.
If Mr. Taft said the tariff is thp best
ever and now admits he was mistaken
and revision is needed, how much re
liance can be placed on his tariff
views, anyway?
It has been discovered by the Ban
Antonio Express that several stand
pat congressmen were d< Ceated by just
one vote- —the one they cast for the
Payne-Aldrich tariff.
As to some of the rumors; of finding
explosives and suspicious char;:
take 80 per cent discount off and an
additional 10 per cent for prompt at
tention.
A lot of men needn't criticise the
■women as slaves to fashion when they
have so little courage as to discard
the comfortable and hygienic ntraw
hat for felt simply because it's accord
ingl to the book.
One of the Lorimer inquiry brlbees
says he thought the money was for
campaign expenses A large number
of legislators at Washington get their
seats that way and would be shocked
to have it called bribery.
Nothing could better drmonstrate
the solid character of Los Angelas in
stitutions tho.i the wonderful recuper
ative powers of one of its newspaper
plants, among the largest in the world,
-within a few hours after its almost
total destruction.
"Not the bright stars which night's
blue arch adorn,
Nor rising- sun that gilds the vernal
morn,
Shine with such luster .is the tear
that flows
Down virtue's manly cheek for others'
wnu."
The City Council Does Well
THE HERALD congratulates the city council upon having de
cided to offer a reward of at least $10,000 for the arrest and
conviction of each of the perpetrators of the fiendish out
rage by which twenty-one citizens of Los Angeles were murderously
clone to death, and a large property was destroyed. This reward
should not be less than $10,000 in each instance, and $25,000 would
probably be nearer the right sum. Los Angeles cannot invest too
much money in bringing swift justice upon the fiends who have dis
graced and dishonored our city. The only possible thing for us to
do to mitigate the shame under which as a community we are suffer
ing is to make every effort that intelligence can suggest and money
can pay for, to bring the perpetrators of this outrage to justice.
Should Los Angeles be called upon to pay a quarter of a million dol
lars in rewards based upon a certain sum offered for each conviction,
it could not by any possibility invest that amount so well in any other
way.
It was not right that Mayor Alexander should be compelled to
offer any part of the $25,000 entrusted to him to bring the per
petrators to punishment, as a reward for their apprehension. Use
can be found for this sum and probably more, in employing detec
tives and defraying other expenses necessary to bring the murderers
to justice. It is well, therefore, that the council should provide for
the rewards from a different fund. Furthermore, we believe that
these rewards should be for 1 the conviction of either principals or
accessories to the crime.
It is very probable, in fact it is almost certain, that when the
crime shall have been run down and the criminals captured, it will
be found that this outrage was the result of a plot which was hatched
in San Francisco and in which more persons participated than those
actively charged with the execution of the plot in Los Angeles.
We believe, too, that the city council would do well to offer
a substantial reward, not less than $2500, and probably as much as
$5000, for the apprehension and conviction of each individual,
whether principal or accessory, concerned in placing the dynamite
bombs at the residences of General Otis and Mr. Zeehandelaar.
These bombs were placed with just as murderous intent as was the
explosive that blew up the Times building. The utterly demoniacal
disregard for human life of the men who attempted these crimes is
shown by the fact that the explosive placed at Mr. Zeehandelaar's
residence was sufficient to have wrecked probably a dozen residences
in the neighborhood, and had it accomplished its purpose of blowing
up Mr. Zeehandelaar's house, it would have snuffed out lives of
many people against whom the men who placed the bomb could not
have had the slightest grudge of any kind.
All the history of attempted assassination even in San Francisco
has not furnished anything quite parallel to the cold-blooded and
utterly inhuman barbarity that appeared to actuate the men re
sponsible for the outrages that have disgraced our city within the
past four days.
The council also did a most praiseworthy thing in providing for
the addition of fifty-one men to the police force. It appears doubt
fufwhether this number will be sufficient, but by the time they are
mustered into the force it will probably be known whether or not
the number should be added to, and if in the judgment of the polke
department additional officers should be appointed, the council will
no doubt take the proper action.
We must all, citizens as well as officials, recognize the fact that
the one great business before the city of Los Angeles at the preent
time is the apprehension and punishment of these lawbreakers who
have brought disgrace upon our city and taken the lives pf inoffen
sive citizens.
Until this is clone, no citizen of Los Angeles can hold up his head,
and we must all stand shamed before the world as the citizens of
a community in which has occurred the most fiendish violation of
the laws protecting life and property that this country has known
for many years.
RECKLESS TRADE
THE ."tile of 800 pounds of nitro
glycerine by the Giant Powder
company of Giant, Cal., on or
about September 22, not only appears
to provide the most promising clew as
to the origin of the Times explosion,
but suggests serious thought concern-
Ing the marketing of the powerful ex
plosive.
Here was an apparently irresponsible
person, wholl- unknown to the Giant
Powder company, who appeared at
its plant and sought enough of the
deadly commodity to destr- • a good
part of a small city. According to
the story, the managers of the plant
regarded the request with suspicion
and demanded a reason for the re
quest. The reason given was so fishy
that the managers made a reply show
ing their fear that the man didn't
know what he wanted, for they point
ed out to him that if he got what he
wanted he would not accomplish his
professed purpose to uproot stumps but
would only shatter them in the ground.
Notwithstanding the seeming ig
norance of the man that they them
selves pointed out in the colloquy,
showing that he was an individual not
to be trusted with the possession Of
the highest explosive sold, and in to
tal ignorance of his personal respon
slbllity, they took his order. It would
that tiiis was an act demonstrat
ing; their own improper disregard of
their great responsibility as dealers.
If it is not against the law to sell
high explosive to unvouched-for and
unidentified parties it ought to be.
Thin wai not a f-'ale to the trade but
was practically a retail deal, not
wlthatandlng the unusual quantity
from the retail point of view. This
. manufacturing company should
be Inhibited fr-:n doing. It should sell
only to known and responsible parties
in trade. The least that should be
demanded is that It must not sell to
any person whom it. does not know
to be familiar with the, safe use of
high explosiv a,
Toil might not prevent somo of them
falling Into the hands of rascall, but It
would reduce that danger, a:1 well as
the danger of disaster from incapable
or reckless hands.
It is presumed that on reflection
Aviator Weymaim i.s rathi r R'ud that
the machinery did not work and he
WM prevented from surmounting the
Alps.
A large number (if broken bom
ported from the nollef.,e grldlroni Bug
■.■• t that the reformed football rules
noud considerable reformation yot
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1910.
THE NEW POSTOFFICE
THE removal of the postoffice to its
fine quarters in the new federal
building with so little interrup
tion of the regular routine was a feat
for which Postmaster Harrison and his
large force are entitled to congratula
j tions. To change the quarters of an or
ganization of hundreds of men upon
whom Is the duty of handling literally
i hundreds of thousands of pieces of mail
matter each day and do it with such
small friction either for the force or
the public is a big achievement.
It Is in Itself a demonstration of
v.orking efficiency that carries its own
comment, and to the great credit of the
postmaster and his corps of assistant
executives. For that matter, the high
efficiency is proven every day, for few
offices in the country—probably none
of the size—have to contend with so
many of the difficult phases of postal
«lisputch as the one in Los Angeles.
For example, because of the phen
nmenal growth of the city and the
lack of knowledge through the country
of the proportions attained by Los An
geles bo many pieces come to the ideal
office improperly or inadequately ad
dressed that it is a daily duty to search
the directory for the correct addresses
of about 17,000 pieces. The constant
round of changes in home addresses in
this city, where so much building, buy
ing, selling and moving is going on,
makes another burden heavier, prob
ably, than any other office anywhere
has to contend with.
On top of these troubles the revenue
and routine business increases by leaps,
exceeding in rate any other town of
the coast. Last year's (ending June 30,
1910) increase in receipts was more
than $201,000, which is of itself as much
as many an ambitious city claims as
its total income. How truly metro
politan we have become is Indicated
by nothing better than the fact that
more than 151,000 persons call at the
general delivery each month—these in
addition to the free delivery of the
great bulk of mail.
The new home of the postal family
is handsome and commodious, and if it
does not increase the efficiency will
greatly facilitate the ease with which
the work is done, and It is a pleasure
to know it in view of the difficulties
under which the office has labored with
inadequate machinery. Postmaster
Harrison and his men have good rea
son to celebrate with bands.
The census bureau reports that
deathi from la grippe have fallen off
one-third, which means that the
■trenfth of its gr'P has been loosened
30 per cent.
Merely in Jest
A SUPERFLUITY
Farmer Barnes—l've bought a ba
rometer. Hannah, to tell when its go
ing to rain, ye know.
Mrs. Barnes—To tell when it's goin
to rain! Why, I never heard o' such
extravagance. What do ye s'pose th'
Lord-has given ye th" rheumatiz for?
—Tit-Bits.
PUBLICITY
"The advertisements speak enthusi
astically of your new book."
"Yes," replied the sensitive author,
wearily; "they couldn't be more en
thusiastic if they were discussing a
patent cooking utensil or a new kind
of soap."—Washington Star.
A FAIRY TALE
Little Lola—ls the house that Jack
built a fairy tale, papa?
Papa—Yes, dear.
Little Lola—Why Is it a fairy tale?
Papa—Because it didn't cost any
more than the architect's estimate.—
Chicago News.
NO ROOM FOR DOUBT
The late Gen. Sherman had Just
given his famous definition of war.
"Having seen a good many war
dramas," observed his friend, "I am
convinced that you are right."—Chi
cago News.
SHE WASN'T SKEPTICAL
"Mebby youse wouldn't berlieve It,
ma'am," said the husky hobo, "but I
come uv purty good stock."
"Oh, I don't doubt It," rejoined the
kind lady. "Any one can see that it
has never been watered."—Chicago
Newe.
TREPIDATION JUSTIFIED
"What do you think gave that actor
stßge fright when he made his first ap
pearance?" asked the manager.
"Premonition," replied the press
agent. "He knew what his acting was
going to be like."
Far and Wide
THE NEW ART DISPENSATION
The charming Grace Van Studdiford
is a bankrupt, but it is only in money.
No one who can sing "Annie Laurie" as
she can is wholly bankrupt. The trou
ble Is that "Annie Laurie" cannot be
cashed in for much these days.—St.
Paul Dispatch.
WE'RE ALL MILLIONAIRES
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat asserts
that "there is no greater mistake than
to think $1,000,000 will make a man un
happy." That is probably true, but how
can our highly esteemed contemporary
be absolutely certain about it?— Albany
Journal.
ANOTHER TURNED TO THE WALL
A St. Louis paper is conducting a
campaign against the picture postal
cards. They have had one good effect,
though. They have, in many instances,
put the family picture album out of
the way.—St. Joseph Gazette.
WOULD HELP, ANYWAY
Le us hope that Secretary Norton
does not feel so rested by his vacation
that he will have to write another letter
right away.—lndianapolis Star.
PLACE FOR FORMER EXECUTIVE
The mikado is worrying about what
to do with the ex-emperor of Korea.
Isn't there any shooting left in Africa?
Cleveland Leader.
FROM THE FETLOCK UP
A fit Louis burglar has Just raided
a meat shop. The time has arrived
when the choice cuts must be guarded
by a time lock.— Lafayette Courier.
THE PROOFREADER VINDICATED
At a distance Esperanto looks like a
scholarly vindication of the typograph
ical error.—Washington Star.
EXACTLY
In the sugar fraud cases the "man
higher up" seems to be the man lowest
down.—Atlanta Constitution.
HIS NATURAL LIFE
A St Louis millionaire devotes his life
to teaching hoboes to work^ He has a
life's Job before him.—Des Monies Cap
ital.
The Dynamiter
Comment on'the Disaster
An Incident that the Sun takes to
be typical developed in the Sun office
yesterday morning. Less than half
an hour after the explosion in Los
Angeles the first bulletin was flashed
to the Sun, and the news was at once
repeated in the composing room, where
union printers are employed who for
years have felt the lash of the Times'
philippics against their organization.
The shock of the news was still on
them, when one of the men said: "I
hope the boys in Los Angeles will be
the first to volunteer their assistance
to the Times to help it get out a
paper." In view of the conditions, we
know of no stronger repudiation and
condemnation of the dynamiter than
from a union printer.—Santa Barbara
Sun.
The most plausible explanation seems
to be that It is the work of misguided
fanatics —and these have missed the
men they probably thought to strike,
only to maim and kill scores with
whom they had no quarrel. In tbe
loss of life the outrage is greater than
the Haymarket riots in Chicago, and
the case may become as celebrated a
on e.—San Francisco Post.
No greater punishment could be
meted out to a man than to make him
responsible for the deaths of those
poor fellows who were striving to do
their best in the performance of their
duties.—Fresno Herald.
It is such acts on the part of pin
headed union men that have done most
discredit to the cause of labor union
ism And in a great many cases such
men are influenced by so-called labor
unioin "leaders" who are themselves
the greatest enemies of the cause
which they profess to serve.—Visalla
Times.
Considering all that has occurred in
Los Angeles during the last few
months, there is no question that, un
til there is proof to the contrary, union
labor will be held responsible for the
dnstardly outrage. None know this
better than the union men themselves,
Away with Public Dances
Observing the tendencies of public
dances in San Francisco the Chronicle
demands that they be prohibited. No
innocent zone of development can be
found wherein a public dance is with
out moral danger. Whether inside
halls, on the streets or in pavilions it
has been proved in San Francisco that
the dance of unrestricted attendance
leads to excess, to the opportunity de
<Ur"d by vice, or offering the subtle
influence with which designing men
.seek to entrap giddy. wayV ar h <L siu;
hood. Close all of them, forbid the
starting of an association which has so
consistently proved destructive Is the
only recourse open to the solicitous
clement of San Francisco.
Public dances where indiscriminate
attendance is permitted lead to the
same results here l» in San Francisco.
There may be the semblance of decency
and propriety at the commencement.
An occasional manage* is found who
seriously strives to bar questionable
characters. But patronage is tho source
Householders and Letter Boxes
(ChrUttan Science Monitor)
It will be interesting to note whether
the United States postofflce department
finds a request as efficacious as a man
date. The opportunity is afforded b *
the department's failure to obtain a
law obliging tardy householders to pro
vide letterboxes where carriers may
deposit or gather mail. Henceforth the
cheerful householder will confer a
favor on the United States and the
busy carrier if he purchases a neat box
srjsssrdysss
NE%S i« city carrier had t«
ring doorbells In order to '^himself
of burdensome packages or important
or bulky letters; too long has he found
It neceiary-to undergo equally ifx
cusable Inconveniences while a"3; 1! 1",?
a response. No tale of cheer would he
unfold in this respect were crlous
questions asked. If he cannot. l»v«
the mall 1/ jrvoper b-«d. ha takes It
who are In the main kindly and law
abldlns citizens who abhor murder as
others abhor it, nnd who will, presum
ably, lend earnest assistance to the
discovery and conviction of the mur
derers.—San Francisco Chronicle.
Until the cause Is known, and until
it is proved that human agency is re
sponsible, the matter should be con
sidered dispassionately and wlthuot
prejudice.—Phoenix (Arts.) Gazette.
It is a terrible crime, of which some
body, probably several persons, are
guilty. Some of these persons may
have been deluded man. \Vhorver
they were, the unions should be among
the first, as the San Francisco Labor
council was the very first, to offer re
wards and personal assistance toward
ferreting them out. —Fresno Repub
lican.
The financial loss to the Times will
not help the labor cause; and cer
tainly the death of fifteen or twenty
innocent employes of the Journal will
not tend to soften the bitterness that
exists against the union by non-union
advocates.—Santa Barbara Press.
The result of the Investigation
should be awaited before the awful
crime that endangered so many lives
is laid at the door of any one.—Pasa
dena News.
The Democrat Is pleased to believe
that the Typographical union had no
hand In the commission of the awful
crime.. The men who compose the
printers' union are intelligent and law
abiding, and while they despise the
Times and Its management, they are
neither assassins nor lawbreakers.—
Phoenix (Ariz.) Democrat.
No matter what the enemies of the
editor of the Times have against him,
they can in no way justify any act on
their part which murders Innocent
men and women by the most cowardly
methods that were ever put In the
hands of cowards—dynamiting.—Santa
Barbara Free Press.
(Portland Telegram)
of revenue. Most of the more precise
element of the community refrains
from attending, while the man or
woman of proscribed morals clamors
for admission. Managers struggling to
pay a profit above expenses lean to
ward the eager applicants and work
with them to whitewash vicious incli
nations, which makes tho rake's op
portunity greater.
Dancing within itself in a natural
and delightful exercise. Response with
the feet to musical rhythm is older
than our civilization. Yielding to the
swaying charms of music, with grace
ful movement of the body should be
taught everywhere, as a splendid re
laxation and tempering power for dull
care. If the sexes must dance together
it should be under supervision of re
sponsible clubs and associations, wlo
guarantee the character of members,
or within the homes of families, rich
and poor alike. There is no room in
our communities for the unrestricted
public dance, which is charged with bo
many wrecks of girlhood.
back to the offlce. It was In order to
lighten the carrier's burden that the
well disposed posUofflce department
sought to have the proposed law en
acted. But all the efforts came to
naught, for some astute authority dis
covered that the plan was equivalent to
the imposition of a federal tax upon
each householder who enjoyed free
mail delivery. Then a new course of
procedure became necessary.
Persuasion is more valuable In gain
ing co-operation than is force, and
Justice constitutes a stronger argument
than demand You may lead a man
whom you cannot drive. When all
householder* appreciate the difficulties
met day after day by the carriers,
owing to the householder's shortcom
ings there can be only one result—a
mall box at every house. The house
holder, wherever placed, is a good
fellow, and a word to him in the right
way ought to accomplish much,
Public Letter Box
TO COnnnSI'OKDBNTS— t,«tt«r« lnt*nd»«
for publication wit b« accompanied by th«
name »nd addr.M of th* wrlt.r Th« Herald I
•civu Ilia wldMt latltuda to correspondent*,
but utumti no rnnponitblllty tor th*lr view*. •
Lattara inuit not taocKd 300 word*.
OPPOSED TO SMOKING
Editor Herald: I fully sympathise
with those who object to being smoth
ered with tobacco smoke,. and ; th« -
ladles who use the cars only In the'
middle portion of the day haven't half
told of the nuisance. You have no
Idea what It Is In tho early morning
and evening when the working men
are going to and from work. The
men who do not smoke (and there are
■ feW) and women have an uncom
fortable time, yet they pay as much ,
to ride v the man who Insists upon
monopolising all the breathing space
around him. -
Oh, you smoker, In tho name or suf
fering humanity and decency, I Im
plore you to quit It. NON-SMOKER.,
P A NON-SMOKER.
Los Angeles, Cal. ' %
PREFERS SOAP AND WATER
Editor Herald: In ' reply to S. J.
1 linns' question: I am Mire when the
sisters who harp about smoking on
cars have come as near- the century
mark as the fair Sarah has they -will
stop running after and trying to lasso
men and may be content to take any
amoke-hog and furnish his tobacco
for him and spend tho time growling
at women who object to being treated
like a smallpox patient every time
they ride on a street car. Mr. Binns
may need that kind of treatment, but
the sisters who harp prefer soap and
water. Does he cvor etop to think of
the woman who stands on her feet
from eight to twelve hours a day.
Are they not entitled to a little fresh
air on their way home? The women
who harp on the smoke-hog have the
men of refinement and good breeding
with them!
one: OF THE SISTERS.
Los Angeles.
GIVES HIM HOPE
Editor Herald: It is written in a
book of excellent repute that "Hope
deferred maketh the heart sick." Now,,
don't throw this in the waste basket
before you follow me to the end, for
this Is especially written to comfort ■
my friend Val Stone. As I wish to
draw his attention to the Increased
lengtH of the letters of late, one in yes
terday's Issue numbering 450 words.
And since we are saved by hope, I
counsel Val and those in like case to
hope on. Who knows but the editor
yet may experience a change of heart
and allow some light to be shed on
live Issues? For there is a famine In
the land, not of bread and water, but
of hearing of the "truth."
For myself I have a firm hope that
the desire will come in due time, greatly
to benefit of both The Herald and its
readers, for wo cannot escape the is
sues. J. R. KITTS. j.
Los Angeles, Cat.
WOMAN'S RIGHTFUL PLACE
Editor Herald: After all, it is ex
pressed in a very few words: "The
hand that rocks the cradle rules the
world."
In my opinion, woman is the begin
ning and ending of ■ all social ques
tions. It is a woman who has the
first chance. It is womanhood that
is shaping the present and the future
destinies of nations. If woman lives
up to the extent of her privileges, re
sponsibilities and capacities as she now
possesses them, she would have no
time or desire to usurp those of the
other sex. It is the age of special
ties. Woman, marvelous as she is,
cannot be both a perfect man and a
perfect woman at the same time. It
would be a conflict and both sexes
would suffer In consequence. Woman's
part in its ideal perfection is the most
beautiful, most lovable, most endur
ing. A man is only half a man until
with his "better half." ; FmELU}
Los Angeles, Sept. 30.
DR. LOCKE AND TEDDY
Editor Herald: I am one of those
who are tired of hearing and reading so
much of Roosevelt, and when the
preachers of the gospel held him up as
a modern Daniel, as Dr. O. E. Locke
did last Sunday evening, I feel I must
enter my protest. X
The modern Daniel has never In all
his public or private life Bald one word
against the abominable liquor traffic,
which Dr. Locke so cordially and
rightly hates. I would like to ask Dr.
Locke how he can reconcile his state
ment of Roosevelt along with Roose
velt's passive obedience to the liquor
interests and known anti-prohibition
proclivities.
Again, Dr. Locke praises Roosevelt
for refusing to eat at the same table
with Lorimer, but how about this
same modern Daniel sitting down to
eat with tho notorious, corrupt Boss
Cox of Ohio a day or two later? Is
there much difference between Lori
mer and Boss Cox? E KNOWLES>
Los Angeles, Sept. 28.
EXPERIENCE ON A CAR
Editor Herald: Like the ghost of
Banquo, the smoke nuisance will not
down. On the 10th Inst. I boarded a
car at Forty-third and Central, took a
seat in the rear section, near front
door.
A man with a lighted cigar entered,
taking a seat Inside. The draught
through the open doors kept the cigar
smoking, said smoke soon filling the
car, to my great discomfort.
Every seat in the front, middle and
rear sections was taken, and feeling
the immediate need of fresh air I went
to the extreme back of the rear section.
The conductor commanded me "to go
up front," which I declined to do, call-
Ing his attention to the cigar, yet
lighted and smoking, now in the smok
er's mouth.
At the next stop the car was filled to
the very doors with passengers, whom
the conductor ordered "front." Some
few tried to crowd up, others flatly
rafused —myself among the number,
saying that I would not go inside with
the smoke.
At this ho called me "an old sore
head," and said he had "seen a plenty
Just like" me.
A burly negro who stood near the
conductor grabbed a young man by the
arm, and giving It a violent twist, bade
him "go up front."
On being asked by what right ho
made the aßsault. he replied that he
was "an officer on the car."
I then asked him to clear the Inside
of the car of smoke, and he emphat
ically refused to do so, and was abus
ive in his remarks.
If Rochester, N. T., can prevent
smoking on any and every part of the
cars, also the carrying of a lighted pipe,
cigar or cigarette by a passenger Into
the car, surely Los Angele* can, If it
so desires.
Further, Rochester street car con
ductors are Instructed by rule No. 2 to
"provide passengers with seats." Mi
rable dlctu!
No seat no pay, should bu the war
cry of every smoke-sick strap hanger
In this city. CITIZEN.
Los Angeles, September 2t

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