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Los Angeles Herald
Bos Angeles Herald
P THOMAS E. GlnnON,
President and Editor.
Entered as second clam matter at the
ee-tofflre In Loe Angelea.
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. LOS ANGEJ.__,
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ager.
Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
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fljV-CSIiGIA 2!UL_,A; fl
H J.ETRORSUM, X
Are you represented in the fund?
And have you sent out your exposi
tion post cards?
Columbia university In New York
city has an enrollment this year of
more than 7000 students. Hail Colum
bia! •
King Manuel, Dr. Crippen, Harry
Thurston Peck, Augustus Heinze, Dr.
Crippen, who will be "her" next vic
tim?
About the second week in i Novem
ber we predict J. D. Fredericks will
be the King Manuel of Los Angeles
county.
Pasadena refuses to disturb the
crowing roosters. Since the census
count Pasadena has a sympathy for
anything that crows.
Instead of hiring halls why doesn't
Fredericks spend some of his money
prosecuting Woolwine for criminal
libel, as Woolwine invited him to do?
A New York court has ruled that
Reno divorces are not valid, but the
decision does not apply to the divorce
Mr. Jeffries got from the champion
chip.
Walter Wellman deferred a trial of
!his balloon "because of a strong
wind." Does he hope to cross the At
lantic without encountering strong
Winds?
i ,i i ■ '
The French aviator, Moissant, says
that in matters of aviation America is
asleep. But if so, we appear to be
sleeping like the butcher's dog—with
one eye open.
The induction of Gov. Hughes into
his supreme court duties is of minor
Importance compared with the question
whether his whiskers hove been given
a more sanitary trimming.
Los Angeles' new mounted police
will be equipped with lassoes. Eastern
papers will regard this as confirma
tion of the notion that broncoea and
buffaloes run wild in our outskirts.
A Boston doctor says that sauer
kraut is ten times more nourishing
than beans. A comparison of the vital
statistics of Milwaukee and Boston
would settle this question beyond cavil.
If Governor Giliett Is willing the
State should spend J15,000,000 on high
ways ho ought to be willing to spend
a few two-cent stamps to urge Wash
ington to establish a govern
steamship line on the Pacific coast.
Vermont lias only about 40,000 more
population than Los Angeles, b*t Ver
mont has marble quarries and a sen
ator to sell the product to the govern
ment at fancy prices. Vermont is not
us green as she's dubbed.
New York's new court of domestic
relations has ruled that a man need
not support his inother-ln-law. The
learned court is establishing precedents
that entitle It to the confidence of all
citizens, regardless of party.
Delaware's population is announced
to be 202,322— than two-thirds that
of the city of Los Angeles. But Dela
ware has the whipping post and powder
trust, and produced that eminent fren
zied financier, "Gas" AJuuks.
A school with $2,000,000 endouimnt
has been established In Connecticut
to which the members of only the
Doomls family are eligible. It would
certainly never do to let the Smith
and Jones tribes into a school with
such meager backing.
THE COUNTY'S SHAME
ALL hope seems to have disappeared
that any way can bo found to
stop the orglo of extravagance on
the part of the county super ors in
the hall of records furniture deal. The
courts have been appealed to, but are
powerless to interferenot because the
thing is not scandalous but because
the solid three have kept within the
letter of the law which gives them
large powers. The press of the County
ls overwhelmingly opposed to tho
transaction, and not a single news
paper, so far as we have seen, has been
shameless enough to defend it. The
honest minority of the board, Mr. prid
ham and Mr. Manning, have de
nounced and fought it at every step
of its brazen way through that holy,
all to no avail. J_ .
The solid three—Eldridge, MeCabe
and Nellls— from the first been
determined that the hid of the com
pany approximating a quarter of a
million dollars should be accepted, In
spite of anything and everything and
everybody. This is close to $100,000
higher than the lowest bid, and this
$100,000 therefore represents Just so
much, without Justification, taken out
of the county treasury and put into
private pockets.
It is as if the supervisorial ring had i
said to the furniture company—and
perhaps they did, "Name any price
you please and wo -will put it through,"
or as if the company had said: "You
discard all other bids and accept ours
and we'll attend to the rest."
In a word, the solid three, in defiance
of the universal American practice in
public and private business and the
principles upon which every successful
business is founded, to make th© best
possible bargain, has given a furniture
company carte blanche to the extent
of a quarter of a million dollars to
take money out of the public treasury
and give what it pleased therefor.
The manager of a private corpora
tion who should do such a thing would
be discharged by tho board of director.*
(if they were honest) the minute they
heard of It.
The trustee of a private estate show
ing such wanton recklessness in the
handling of funds in his care would be
denounced by the court and removed,
and perhaps prosecuted.
Once In Philadelphia and again In
Chicago, when all appeals and threats
failed to halt city councils in similarly
high-handed course in the disposal of
public property, citizens marched on
the city hall with ropes in their hands
and determination in their eyes, and
only In this way succeeded In stopping
the spoliation of the common property.
We should regret to see such a thing
done here, even to the extent of a
threat, and yet it is the simple truth
that the Chicago and Philadelphia citi
zens were justified in their wrath, and
their act taught a wholesome lesson to
all grafters—a lesson that was not for
fotten for many years.
We don't know where the wasted
$100,000 of good money, deposited in the
tax office by citizens and home owners.
Is finally going to find Its way, but any
citizen who paid in his share is war
ranted in entertaining suspicions.
If we had a district attorney worth
his weight in salt he would long ere
this have had proceedings under way
to find out the secret reasons behind
this shameful wast? of a fortune in
one lump. He is sworn to attend to
such matters. He took an oath to look
out for the Interests of the public, but
it is Impossible to recall a single in
stance in which he has stopped the
waste of a dollar by the most extrava
gant, and defiantly extravagant, su
pervisors that ever held office In Los
Angeles county.
A large proportion of the money
paid into the county tax office is taken
there by people who are pinching and
economizing and denying themselves
needfuls to meet their obligations in
accumulating homes and preventing
their property from getting away.
Some of them don't succeed in do
ing It.
It Is moneys from such people that
Eldridge, MeCabe and Nellis are spend-
Ing like riotous sailors on shore leave
—a quarter of a million dollars —
more than a third of it absolutely
waited—to furnish the hall of records
like a palace, against even the protests
of some of the occupants at the ex
travagance.
The annals of municipal misgovern
nient In this country has no mors
shameful chapter in it than is being
written there by Eldridge, MeCabe and
Nellis by their conduct of the build
ing and furnishing of the hall of rec
ords, and by John D. Fredericks, a dis
trict attorney sworn to protect the
public funds from loot who has time to
devote to private practice, but none to
devote to the malfeasance of the solid
and defiant three supervisors,
FOUR FINE PRIZES
IN his local trumpet William R.
Hearst, by special direction over
the 'longest leased wire," declares
that the entire world is amazed, en
thused, hypnotized and paralyzed by
bis offer of .50,000 to any aviator who
will fly his machine from the Atlantic
to the Pacific. Aviators say no man
could attempt such a thing and live,
and perhaps some of the amazement
and paralysis is over the fact that
Hearst has at last displayed what
everybody said he hadn't a park of in
his system—humor.
But wait till the world hears of The
Herald's munificent offers In behalf of
science. The world will have to be
worked over a good -lie to restore
it to consciousness. The Herald has
already offered 1100,000 In Confederate
money for the first man to swim 'from
Now York to London. It now- supple
ments that offer with these magnificent
prizes:
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOL
LARS in the same currency to the
man, woman or child who shall walk
backward from San Pedro to Seattle
on the Pacific ocean,
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOL
LARS to the man, woman or Child
who will devlso a way for two trains
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 1910.
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going in opposite directions to pass on
the same track. This will be one of
the greatest boons ever conferred on
humanity by preventing railroad
wrecks.
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOL
LARS to the man, woman or child
naming all the presidential electors to
be voted for on the Democratic and
Republican tickets In 1912.
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOL
LARS to any man, woman or child
who can name a single act ever done
by William R. Hearst that was unsel
fish and not obviously done to keep his
name before the public.
The only conditions attached to these
munificent- offers is that the acts re
ferred to must be performed within
one year from date, and that the suc
cessful contestant shall station him
self on a platform on Broadway and
cheer twelve times for The Herald and
for two weeks thereafter wear a "sand
wich" sign on the principal streets ad
vertising the paper.
Entry blanks can be had at this of
fice or from any of our newsboys.
OUR MILITARY WANTS
mKE demand for an adequate naval
force on the Pacific coast is naval
force on the Pacific coast is gath
■*■ ering force. Governor Oillett
intends to call a Pacific coast congress
to give more united expression to it.
Nothing but one sentiment is heard,
and it is well voiced ln a few words
by Congressman Knowland:
The Pacific coast is far away
from the usual congressman from
the eastern seaboard and the mid
dle western states. They still con
sider us a wild and woolly com
munity. They, cannot be brought
to realize that In the control of
tho Pacific lies the destiny or the
republic. Scenes have shifted with
in the last ten years, and now the
Pacific ocean is the center of in
terest in foreign diplomacy.
Tho fortification Of the Panama
canal, of the Philippine islands,
of Hawaii, is not enough. A great
battleship fleet, homogeneous
enough to form a formidable fight
ing unit, is a Vital necessity, if
the United States Is to become a
factor on the Pacific ocean.
Until the completion of the Panama
canal, which will make our naval es
tablishment mobile and practically
double Its size and effectiveness, At
lantic coast Influences will be strong
against the Pacific agitation. The im
portance of New York, Boston, Wash
ington, Baltimore and other great cen
ters of population and trade plus the
political power of the other coast will
be hard to overcome, but the argu
ments given by Mr. Knowland cannot
much longer be ignored.
A writer to Tho Herald also sug
gests a military post at Los Angeles,
and wants the press to take up the
matter. This is much more likely to
come about soon than the other
project. There are evidences that the
war department proposes to make a
"SHAKE!"
different disposition of the regular
: army than now exists. Many of the
posts on the old "frontier" are no
longer needed and are. badly located
strategically.
The fortifications at Point Firmln
will have to be garrisoned. Here
also Is the strategic point to control
two great transcontinental railroads.
It would be imperative to keep them
r; M In time of war. Th. government
is unlikely to overlook the great im
portance of this polrf. or the advan
tages of massing a considerable force
where the climatic .conditions are al
ways favorable to rapid movement
An army post can be looked for here
at no distant date,
Paris fears famine as a result of
the railroad strike. It is dreadful to
think of the sufferings of the boule
vardlers if their supply of absinthe
and cigarettes should be cut off.
A full state ticket having been
placed In nomination by the Inde
pendence party in New York, it is as
sured of at least a couple of dozen
votes.
Two million acres of Oklahoma In
dian lands are to be sold in December.
The announcement fails to saw what
Lawyer McMurray's rake-ff will be.
Julia Roberts, the girl forger, passed
as a man a good part of the time.
Could this be called forgery of sex?
IN THE FALL OF THE YEAR
Farewell to Summer —the year 1* fast aging,
The spirit of Autumn Is come to the dell*,
And the soft-piping cricket I* sadly en
gaging
Th* gathering duck with its plaintive
farewells.
O. blest is the season when summertime
close..
And fair is the earth ln the mellow* and
sere,
O, sweet is tbe breath of the fast-dying
roses.
In the Fall of the year.
In th* Fall of the year, when the birds
that have thrilled us
Are mute and disconsolate deep In the
tree*,
And the soft blowing leave* that have
rested and stilled us
Are drifting away on the crest of the
breeze.
O. aad are the woods ln their Innermost
bower*.
And sad I* the heart holding summer
time dear,
O, dropped are th* head* of the withering
flowers,
in the Fall of th* year. •
In th* Fall of th* yea». when the »un Is
soft-beaming
Through faint phosphorescence, envelllng
the sky.
And u-on the brown hlllaldes the sumach
I* gleaming *
A* bloom* In their beauty soon coming
to die, , ,
O. swift are the geese in their clamorous
warning— _
Of th* rigor* of Winter too soon to be
here,
O. soft .»' the »un on th* bright wing* of
morning. ■■<•'.'
In the Fall of the year.
—Dulutb Herald.
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Merely in Jest
HE DREW THE LINE
The Pastor's Wife—l called on Mrs. Harlem
this afternoon and found her so beautifully
optimistic. One expression she used has
haunted me ever since.
The Pastor—What was It, dear?
The Pastor* Wife—"There's music In every
thing."
The Pastor—Huh! I unless she has never
listened to our new choir.Chicago News.
JUST THE THING
"Reginald, dear," said the young wife, who
wan trying to do her own cooking, "this recipe
says, 'First draw the fowl carefully.' How
do you draw a chicken?"
"With a drawing knife, of course," said the.
young husband, yawning. "Didn't the grocer
send one along with the bird?"— Chicago News.
LITERAL INTERPRETATION
"I'm glad they're going to take the pork
barrel out of congress," said Mrs. BUggens,
who had Just returned from the ladles' class
ln current event*.
"Indeed?" said her husband.
"Yes. Member* of congress may not be able
to economize on their lunches so easily, and
they'll give more thought to the coat of
living."—Washington Star.
QUITE SO
"Have you explained the germ system to
your children? Everything should be on a
practical basis these days."
"No," replied the old-fashioned citizen. "It
seemse Inconsistent to tell 'em not to believe
In fairies and then try to get 'em to believe
tn microbes"— City Journal.
HOW THEY GOT RICH
Mrs. Robinson—l could have married Brown
or Jones If I'd wanted to, and both these men
1 refused got rich, while you are still a* poor
as a church mouse.
Robinson—Of course. I've been supporting
you all these years— haven't.— Philadel
phia Record.
TRUE LOVE
One day when little Paul was at the dinner
table his mother asked him what he would
like, and he said "Chicken." When the chick
en was brought the little boy spoke up: "Well,
I am afraid. If I were a chicken, I would cat
myeelf."—Exchange.
THE YOUNG GRADUATE
"People said my commencement essay was
pretty fair."
"Yes; you displayed a good command of
language."
"And yet I haven't been able to frame up
a want ad that would get me a Job."
WOULD STILL BE WORK
Rusty Rufua—Say, Tom, wouldn't it be great
ef youae could git all de eat an' drink youae
wanted by Juat preasln' a 'lectio button?
Tired Thomas—lt shore would—ef I bed
somebody ter preaa de button fer me.—Chicago
New*. ; " J
COOLER THEN
Chilly—My dining-room Is the hottest place
on earth. I wish I knew what to do to cool It.
"Did you ever take a friend home to dinner
when your wife didn't expect It .'—Buffalo
Express.
A SLICK EXCUSE
Mra. Subbuba—Henry, that* twice you've
come home and forgotten to bring the lard.
Subbuba—Yea, my love; It's so greasy lt
slipped my mind.—Boston Transcript.
SINKING INTO BAD WAYS
I.title Solly—Give me sixpence to have a
bath, father!
Outraged Father—Bathe! Mine son, vat new
vice Is dis?—London Opinion. .
Till-: DIFFERENCE "..:/,.
"I don't se any difference between you and
a rained nurse except the uniform," said her
sick husband.
"And the salary," »he added, thoughtfully.—
Harper's Bazar.
Concerning Portugal
We are asked to tell our readers, in
condensed form, something about Por
tugal, whore they are rovolutlng. /
Portugal is bounded on the north,
south and cast by King Alfonso, and
on the west by the Bay of Biscuits.
Its inhabitants number a few more
than Boston's, and a large proportion
of them live In New Bedford, Mass.
They are all called Manuel, except the
Antonlos, whose names are Miguel.
The - most prominent Portuguese of
history was Vasco da Gamma, who
circumnavigated the world ln some
thing over eighty days, and was Im
mortalised in a nlstory of adventure
that made Dr. Cook's story look like
the original poem department of a
country weekly. \
The principal industries of Portugal
are fishing, observance of holidays and
Private and Public Banks
Some remarks hostile to the postal
savings banks were to be ', expocted
from the bankers gathered in Los
Angeles, but they will have no effect
on the plan. The officials having the
Installment of the new banks In
charge have mado restrictive. rules
on the theory that the scheme is new
and is to be worked out slowly and
carefully. '*.'.••
Tie political purpose back of the
postal savings bank scheme a. present
is to use the money placed In the
banks to the limit of the law for the
Panama canal. This limit is 65 per cent
of the amount deposited. Such a per
centage, the law says, may be in
vested In bonds or other securities of
the United States as the president
may direct.
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO COKKESI"ONDKNTB —Letters intended for publication nuiat be aecompa.nled by tha
name and address of the writer. The Herald give* the wldert latitude to correspondent*,
but ataume. no responsibility for their view*.
MANNERS OF DINERS
Editor Herald: ' Why do we ;
Stick our teaspoon in our teacup
Throw our : napkin on the floor or
table?
Decorate the dinner table with tooth
picks and use them in j the most of
fensive manner?
Drink with our mouths full of food?
Butter our bread in the air and
wave our knife while doing so?
Suspend our fork midair as an ar
ticle with which to punctuate our con
versation?
Use our own knife to help our
friends, and frequently our forks as
well? : ,
Wear an evening dress coat and a
black tie and a low collar, and a din
ner jacket with whlto waistcoat and
a white tie, and use heavy boots in
both cases?
Talk loud and Invariably cut Into
the conversation of our friends?
B. E. STRONG.
Los Angeles, Cal.
OBJECTS TO ORDINANCE
Editor Herald: Will you kindly in
form me through your columns what
the object Is of the new ordinance
which compels the saloons and pool
rooms to keep open or glass doors In
front of their places? I have tried In
vain to see any good to come of such
an ordinance. I have been disgusted
many times in passing pool rooms to
see the "motley crew" of Japs and
Mexicans wasting their time as player
or spectator, and now to have the sa
loon exhibit men of all descriptions
drinking—lt Is something horrible! 1
object to my mother, girls, wife, daugh
ter and son seeing these sights. The
saloon men have always been willing
and anxious to keep their business out
of sight, and why are they now com
pelled ta make such exhibitions of their
doings? It is a horrible example for
any child to see. If the law wants
them to have open doors, then put them
all up on the second floor, where wom
en and children will not be obliged to
see such sights. If this ordinance was
passed to keep policemen out of sa
loons. It's a good thing, but otherwise
I see no benofit in it to any one, and
would like it explained to me and know
who is the father of lt. C. _..
Los Angeles, Cal.
WHY HE SUPPORTB BELL
- Editor Herald: I shall vote for Mr.
Bell because he is the veteran leader
of all the reform Issues which are now
being advocated in this state. He did
not wait to see whether these reforms
were going to be popular with the
people, before advocating them. He
advocated what ha thought would be
best for the people of his native state.
He has aroused the consciences of the
people in California as no other man
ever has. He is the greatest moral
force in the state today, and his power
is being felt from one end of this
state to the other. He is the man
who has made the issues of this cam
paign popular with the people. What
private citizen knows the conditions of
the state government of California bet
ter than Theodore Bell? I believe that
there is no man in all this great state
of California, better qualified for the
office of governor than Mr. Bell. I
shall vote for him, not because he is
a Democrat, but because I believe that
he Is the most willing and the most
likely to carry on the best govern
ment, and to establish policies which
will result in the greatest good to the
greatest number. Theodore Bell has
not initiated any new principles, but
with manly courage has been, is now,
and will continue to build upon the
great foundation laid by Thomas Jef
ferson, "equal rights to all and spe
cial privileges to none."
.i_» v _ VIBGIL L. PBNLAND.
Orange, Cal.
LIKES ROOSEVELT
Editor Herald: When Val Stone asked
some days ago who Mr. Roosevelt is
and what he has done to give such
applause the world over, I opened my
eyes in amazement, but I concluded he
had asked the question in order to
"start something," and I see he has
succeeded. I am a Now Yorker, born in
that city over fifty years ago. I knew
Mr. Roosevelt as long as I can remem
ber anything. I knew the good old
family he came from. I remember
when he was a police commissioner
and went around nights spotting delin
quent patrolmen. I knew when he was
assistant secretary of the navy and in
stalled reforms that the men of the
navy appreciate. I knew when he went
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FAVORITE FICTION
' "I Only Came to Stay Five Minute*. Mr*.
Hooper."
"My Friends. This I* the Proude»t Moment
° f"Yea, Thos* Are Strictly Freeh Egg*, Mr.
"This Ordinance '" enforced by the City
V°Tl\ Writ* to You, John, the Moment I Get
•111 Write to You. John, the Moment I Get
, ™iSy"Memory for Name* I* Hotrtd, ___ _
"My Memory for Name* I* Horrid, but I
| Never Forget a Face."-Chioag_ Tribune.
(Boston Traveler)
revolutions. The last of these is de
servedly popular at this moment with
the lower classes.
The king is a boy who has succeeded
by the help of his ministers in Bitting
more or less uneasily for several years
upon a throne that was vacatcd^by
his father very hastily at the urgent
bidding of six assassins. When tho
army and navy united on Tuesday to
demand that the cards bo dealt over
again he assembled his official family
about him and spoke heiolcally thus:
"Beat It!" And they did.
The thing that annoys King Manuel
most In his present cramped quarters
Is that the'descendants of these per
sons who plotted at him in the palaco
will be strutting about two or three
generations hence and calling them
selves "Sons andi Daughters of the
Revolution." ■
(St. Louis I'ost-Dlspatch)
Panama canal construction has been
a drain on the national treas
ury. Already $118,000,000 has been ad
vanced In the belief that it will be
repaid from bond issues to come. So
tiere Is a promise of relief for the
treasury If the postal savings banks
are liberally patronised, Thus the ad
ministration hopes to find Itself in
better fiscal condition as a conse
quence.
But the people regard these banks
as a convenience and a necessity. In
dications are strong that they will be
popular. So, however much their com
ing may jar the equanimity of bank
ers and however they may bo juggled
for political effect, in the end they
will become Indispensable accessories
of public thrift and will be extended
and regulated accordingly.
to the war as a lieutenant colonel and
came back a colonel, justly promoted
on account of bravery. I knew when ho
became governor of New York and wor
ried Boss Piatt bo that he had him
nominated vice president to get rid of
the only man, even a governor, that
ho could not control. I knew his grand
aggressive, progressive, vigorous life as
president I knew about his trip around
the world, and how whole nations, even
the rulers and the wise men, bowed
down iiefore his words of wisdom and
acknowledged him to be the greatest
living statesman and MAN! And I
know now Mr. Roosevelt ls doing the
work that our disgraceful money-cor
rupted clergy all over the United States
have neglected, and Is preaching a gos
pel of honesty and patriotism that may
save this graft-ridden land from utter
destruction. I am proud of him, as
every true American Is or ought to be.
CHAS. ELLIOTT.
Los Angeles, Cal.
CAMPAIGN OF EDUCATION
Editor Herald: The West Vernon
and South Hoover Improvement as
sociation ls one of seven Improvement
associations working for the advance
ment of the rapidly growing south
western portion of the city. All these
associations have united in a federa
tion which consists of five members
from each of the individual associa
tions.
The federation meeting- are held
every Friday night near the 'corner
of West Forty-seventh street and
Vermont avenue. The first above-
named association holds its regular
meetings every second and fourth
Tuesday evening of each month, at
the Baptist church, corner of West
Forty-ninth and Flgueroa streets. At
the last meeting of this last named
association some Interesting facts were
developed as to the cost of some of
the contemplated Improvements and
the order in which these improve
ments ought to be made. While there
ls a strong sentiment In favor of im
provements, there is quite a loud cry
being made against the expense. In
harmony with the wisest counsels of
our best ' city financiers, it was ad
vised that wo go slow and take up
the work of Improvement ln the or
der of its importance as far as possible
and accomplish one thing at a time.
A committee of five reported on the
probable expenses to the condemna
tion for park purposes of the little
strip of thirteen acres lying between
Santa Barbara avenue and the former
south boundary of Agricultural park.
These men were all real estate men of
high standing, and some of them have
had extensive experience in making
appraisals of property In condemna
tion proceeds. Their estimate on this
property was six thousand dollars
per acre with three thousand as the
cost of condemnation proceedings,
which in all for the thirteen acres,
wouH amount to eighty-one thousand
dollars. From carefully gathered in
formation they showed that there
were about forty-five thousand lots
In the assessment district. This would
amount to approximately one dollar
and eighty cents per lot on an aver
age. It was developed at the meeting
that through extravagant statements
made by those ln touch with the rail
road interests some had . the impres
sion that the people of this assessment
district would have to pay for the car
barns that the railroad company could
not build and for the improvement
of Hoover street and Santa Barbara
Editor Herald: The West Vernon
avenue and other streets, making tho
expense climb up to the million dollar
mark, and some were led Ito believe
that they would have to pay from two
to four hundred dollars per lot for
all these. Josh Billings said "It Is
better not to know so much than to
know so many things that are not so,"
The improvement of any street de
pends entirely on the petition of the
people living on that street and half
way to the next parallel streets and
they are the ones to meet the ex
pense. So later on in the future, as
these Improvements are wanted they
will be demanded and paid for by the
parties interested. It will do for chil
dren and feeble minded to believe that
the people will be called on by our
city government to pay for buildings
t at exist only on paper. The think
ing people can see clearly that all this
hue and cry Is Inspired by a desire to
enhance the value of the property un
der condemnation proceedings, which
we doubt not will prove futile In the
long run.
INTERESTED TAXPAYERS.
Los Angeles, Cal.
IT'S A HARD, HARD WORLD
-. ■ __--*a
A group of hoboes watting for their cof
fee to boll In a tomato can were telling of
their hard luck experience*.
"Iv had worse luck than anybody." *ald
one of them challenging^, after listening
to the other*' tale* of wo*. "Onct I . had
to sleep from Wllke.-Barre to Perth Am
boy on top of a flat car loaded with hard
coal. x,
"And what do you think?" he went on.
"Every car on the next train that pulled
In from the same direction was loaded with
■oft coal I" -, '^♦'WsM^l^^ljßfig

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