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Los Angeles Herald
THOMAS E. GIBBON,
President and Editor.
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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND ■ CLEAN
f»A^s_nQiAil_:yLi,A|]
H RETRORSUM JU
The baseball players who live in
other cities will soon be making their
home run.
The thermometer got down to 49 de
grees this week. "Do your Christmas
shopping early."
While the rainy season appears to
have begun hereabouts, the reigny sea
son seems to have ended in Portugal.
Portugal is said to have no less than
seventeen political parties. What a
lot of William R. Hearsts there must
be in Portugal!
A Kentucky man got eighteen
months for stealing a, chicken, The
only safe way is to incorporate and
do your stealing on a large scale.
Comptroller of the Currency Murray
has issued a circular to the effect that
the banks shall employ only honest,
trustworthy officials. Still, or herejjf
after.
Being a believer in spelling reform,
we rise to remark that we hope the
Chinaman will consider favorably the
proposition to cut off his q. We c in
lt a real reform.
Texas proposes to build an automo
bile race course seventy miles long.
When it comes to name it, if sugges
tions are asked, we may recommend
"Homicide speedway."
The Farmers' National congress de
mands a parcels post. A lot of rash
people who are butting into the ex
press trust's business are going to get
hurt one of these days.
At Collinsville, Pa., they are plan
ning to extract oil from smoke. There
may still be something besides sarcasm
ln the suggestion of extracting moon
beams from cucumbers.
An automobile race between Barney
Oldfleld and Jack Johnson, the cham
pion pugilist, is being arranged. So
It may be said that Harney is the new
"hope of the white race."
Mr. Plnchot has been ln the south
telling them why. Even those who
disagree with him must admit that us
a propagandist very lew of his kind
have anything on th ex-forester.
Wu Ting Fang is agitating in China
for the removal of pigtails. If Wu
wants to get rid of his own all he has
to do is to commit some official indis
cretions, and lt will come off—with his
head.
In the absence of recent mention of'
his name we infer that the govern
ment is running along for the nonce
without tho assistance of Captain Ar
chibald de Montmorency de Grafton
reld Butt.
Vice President Sherman and Senator
Lorimer have accepted invitations to
a banquet in Chicago, which means
that those popular statesmen are able
to sit up and take _. 'tie nourishment
after their recent injuries.
Hearst first sought the presidency,
then the governoi'shup, then '.lie may-
oralty, and now Is running for lieu
tenant governor. Give him time and
he will get down to ~ candidacy for
justice of the peace, or, perhaps, of
ficial dog catcher.
One coal vainer ln England, accord
ing to the department of commerce
and labor, produces _11 tons In a year.
One coal miner In the United Bttae*
produces 438 tons. Yet the standi
Insists that we need a robber tariff to
keep the American worklngman going.
THE CITY'S ELECTRICAL
POWER
WE trust our readers will give spe
cial attention to the discussion
• of the questions involved In the
proper use of the electrical power of
the aqueduct which was begun at the
meeting held in the city council cham
ber Thursday night, and will no doubt
continue through several meetings.
To any citizen who has not already
carefully read the very full report of
the meeting published by The Herald
on yesterday morning, we would say,
get this report and read it at once.
The facts and figures stated by Mr.
Scattergood in his very carefully pre
pared and Illuminating address are
wonderfully encouraging to the people
of Los Angeles. They show that in
the aqueduct power the city has a
property of enormous value not only j
as an income producer to the city, but :
as an Income saver to every citizen;
for lower rates for light and power |
which must follow the bringing in of j
the aqueduct power will mean the sav
ing to our citizens of hundreds of
thousands of dollars per annum. There
is no doubt that, could the electrical
companies have had the right to take
the electrical power from the aqueduct
which lt will develop they would will
ingly have assumed the total cost of
that great enterprise and left the
water a free gift to the city. This we
mention, by the way, as .one evidence
of the great value of this power to j
our citizens. The question now that
must be solved, and solved very short
ly, is how to use this power to the
best advantage. In using it nobody
wants to do an injustice to the power
companies. In fact, it may be said
that the people of the * city would
rather sacrifice something tljan to see
these companies Injured. At the same
time, the rights of the many are the
chief concern of government, and
whatever solution of the matter Is
finally adopted, that solution must be
based upon one principal considera
tion, and that is the best Interest of
all the people of the city of Los An
geles.
The aqueduct power will be their
property, paid for by their money, and
they must ha.ye every legitimate and
proper advantage out of it which it is
capable of yielding. No other solution
will be accepted by the people of the
city, and no other solution should be
suggested by any person in dealing
with this matter.
BE FAIR
POPULAR sympathy without a
doubt is with the homeopathic
physicians who in their annual •
convention in this city on Thursday j
passed resolutions protesting against
the discriminations of the state auth
orities in favor of the dominant or
allopathic school and to the detriment
of the smaller schools. ' They charge
the former with the policy of Ignor
ing ana trying to exterminate the
■mailer Schools, and cite as an illus
tration of their active influence the
fact that only one homeopath has been
made a member of the county lunacy
commission out of a total membership
of thirty-six. Such a disproportion Is
not due to accident.
Without going Into the subject of the
relative merits of the medical schools,
it is proper to say that It is neither
in conformity with square deal Ideas
or with the best public policy that any
school of doctors should be permitted
to apply trust methods to the practice
1' healing. It can scarcely be denied
that the attitude of the allopaths to
ward others baa "usually been illiberal
and in many cases bitterly hostile.
Whenever other schools have sought
privileges accorded to the allopaths,
such as the homeopaths, osteopaths
and naturopaths, they have secured
them only after hard fights, and these
dissenters from old practices have won
generally not through any yielding of
the allopaths but through the force of
public opinion which refused to counte
nance the Intolerance.
The allopaths ought to see from the
history of their own practice how far
from fallible they are and how inexact
their science has been in the past.
They must admit that some old cus
toms among the allopaths which used
to be general, of which bleeding may
he mentioned as an example, are now
only matters for Jest, while the prac
tice of dosing with nauseating drugs,
once universal, Is now condemned by
as high an authority as Dr. William
Osier, who says "the best physicians
are those who give the least medicine."
While most of us still go to allopathy
for treatment, few observant persons
ran fail to see that the other schools
are expressions of advanced intelli
gence in the treatment of disease. Peo
ple now know that nature cures, not
bitter drugs. The allopaths have had
to come to many of the simpler theo
ries of the others. it is therefore both
Illogical and unfair for them to as
sume a superiority and attempt to bar
the others from the same rights and
privileges they enjoy.
Anything savoring of trust methods
In the practice of healing will always
be opposed by the American people
and defeated by the growing spirit of
liberality, It is charged that the plan
proposed to establish a national bureau
of health at Washington is a scheme
to increase the power and privilege of
the allopathic school. Whether this Is
so or not is yet uncertain. Some
worthy backers of the movement who
are laymen, like Prof. Irving Fisher
and Horace Fletcher, deny the asser
tion. But the fact that the suspicion
has aroused a storm of protest all over
tho country is a proof of the lack of
popular sympathy for any project that
would tend to put the practico of heal
ing under the control of any branch
that would regard others as heterodox
and shut oft the avenues of free
thought and experiment to rivals.
What we should like from Minister
Gage la a report as to whether young
Manuel has stopped running yet.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1910.
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KEEP COOL
AMONG the letters received by The
Herald yesterday was the follow
ing from an indignant citizen:
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 14. .
Editor Herald: Self protection is
the first law of nature, and when .
no legal means are ■ available for t
the protection of an Individual or a
community, they are justified in
taking the law Into their own
hands. In view of the attitude of
the solid three of . the board of su
pervisors I move'you, sir, that a
vigilance committee ,bs formed at
once to attend to their case. The
district attorney might be included.
I will furnish thf rope and help to
pull-on it. Are we to be thrown
on our backs to be robbed while we
can defend ourselves? I trow not.
The Herald shares the indignation
of Its correspondent and feels that he
is Justified In his exasperation at the
furniture scandal. But it dissents from
his plan of handling the situation. It
must make taxpayers on whom the
payment of taxes falls an an actual
burden feel like doing something mur
derous when a shameless trio of su
pervisors turn $100,000 of the tax
money over to private hands without a
shadow of Justification in morals, but
it is better to lose the $100,000 many
times over than to resort to acts that
might have results far beyond anything
anticipated.
It is true that in Chicago and Phila
delphia the threat of citizens to
string up recreant public servants was
sufficient to bring them to a sense of
their responsibility, and*there was no
need to use the ropes they carried, but
their act was just as morally wrong
as those of the men who were bent on
looting the treasuries. One may enter
tain an admiration fdV the public spirit
that actuated the angry citizens, but
there can be no Justification for vio
lence, and it mustn't be countenanced
in the present emergency.
Let the indignant citizen who writes
and others who feel like him possess
their souls In such patience as they
can summon. Let them constitute
themselves missionaries to rouse the
lethargic among their acquaintance to
the Immense Importance of -the next
county election, to the end that tho
power of Tuss Eldridge, John D. Fred
ericks ''and other professional politi
cians to maladminister county affairs
shall be forever ended. -
Keep cool, friend. The voting booth
is the place to stop wrongs like the
furniture scandal, the Bungalow Land
graft and other acts of the supervis
orial three, the district attorney and
the coroner. If these things educate
the people to the importance of elect
ing only good men to office perhaps
they will be worth the large sums so
brazenly voted away. j_"
When a pretty girl took up the col
lection at a home rule mass meeting
$10,000 was contributed. Not all wom
en have such luck when they try to
make a "touch" on their husbands for
home rule funds.
THE PROOF
When I behold the beauty that Is thine,
The wonder of thine eyes, their depths
divine, .._.,,
The blushing rose-tint of thy cheek, and Up
On which a wandering bee might pause to
•ip;
When In mine ear the sliver of thy voice
Sounds measures fair to make the heart ro
tVhat° ntTd have I to list to stories of
What need have I to lilt to stories of
The miracles to prove a God of Love?
When scoffers come to tell me God Is not.
That all by chance hath come, by none
begot,
One answer have I for each scoffing vow,
And that. Beloved of Mr Soul, is Thou!
—John Kendrlck Hangs In Harper*
Weekly.
A Dancing Girl and a King
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO COKI-KSrONUENT'*—Letter* Intended fur publication most be accompanied' by tbs
name and address of the writer. Th- Herald gives tha widest latitude to correspondents,
but assumes no responsibility for their view*.
REPLY TO 'PUZZLED'
Editor Herald: Let me say to Puz
zled that the Woman's Christian Tem
perance union does a great deal of re
lief work, and will call for the clothing
he has to give to the unfortunate. The
union is In need just now of men's,
women's and children's clothing, also
school books. Anyone having such to
dispose of may call 41533 or send card
to 2746 Folsom street. E. U.
. Las Angeles, Cal.
THE MOVING PICTURE MENACE
Editor Herald: There cannot be too
strong a movement made to put a. stop
to the moving picture shows or to bar
children, whether accompanied or not.
It does have a bad effect upon their
young minds and it does give criminal
suggestions to them. I have often
watched the great crowds of these
young boys and girls, gathering after
school, and even at midday, taking
their lunch money to go into these
dives, and they act more like wild
beasts when they come out than any
thing else you can compare them to.
They are perfectly reckless. If the
women would help to put this evil
down they would be doing the commu
nity a great good. U. S. A.
Los Angeles, Cal.
BIG REWARDS
Editor Herald: The flrst thing I look
for in The"Herald is the Letter Box,
and this morning I find that I am not
.the only one opposed to the enormous
rewards offered for the apprehension of
Criminals. I agree with the expressed
views of Citizen, and might cite the
case of a man who spent sixteen years
In a California penitentiary, and then
the guilty one, who was serving life
for another crime and had nothing to
lose, confessed. The innocent man was
let out without so much as "Excuse
me" from the state. This horrible in
justice was doner that the detectives
might get the reward.
If we have got a lot of sheriffs, po
lice and detectives who will not do
their duty without a special prize, let's
have some that will. JUSTICE.
Los Angeles, Cal.
CRIME AND DISEASE
Editor Herald: in today's Letter Box
Miss Annie Orel maintains that crimes
are a disease, and the perpetrators of
them should be sent to an asylum
rather than to the penitentiary. It is
quite a modern fad to term crimes and
criminals diseases and patients. But
God does not look upon them in this
light. He has built hell for criminals,
and he keeps them there for go id. Put
religion and righteousness into men,
and in a great measure 'criminals will
be eliminated. Why- Is it that the In
fidel French government has rehabili
tated the guillotine and begins to flog
the criminal*? Possibly because they
are sick! Oh, no; because they are
guilty of the severest punishments.
And what brought about such fearful
conditions? Irrellgion and atheism,
which the French government has fos
tered and enforced upon the country
for the last forty years. What are the
so-called Apaches in Paris? Let Miss
Annie go there and fall Into their
hands. By their fruits ye shall know
them. A people that fears God is free
from crime. It is high time to stop
sentimentality. Punish criminals as
they deserve it, and foster religion and
the service of God.
ANTI-FADDIST.
Santa Ana, Cal.
SALVATION ARMY DONATIONS ,
Editor Herald: There appeared In
the Letter Box column of The Herald
Wednesday, October 12, an article with
reference to the Salvation Army so
liciting money for turkey dinners and
beach excursions, signed "Puzzled."
"Puzzled" has a complaint to make
regarding the failure of the Salvation
Army to call at his place for cast-oft
clothing in April and again last week.
I do not think that it was necessary
for this Individual to be puzzled or to
sign himself in that way. I think I.
would be much more honorable if he
would come out ln the open and sign
his name to his criticism. I am de
lighted to respond to his request for
some reader to suggest what he can
do ln order to make his donation ac
ceptable. We do not know what our
friend has to offer us in the way of
cast-off clothing, but all he will have
to do in order to get us to call for
the same is to call us up by telephone,
Main 2009 or A 4936, and give us his
name and address and he will be more
puzzled to find out how quick we get
there.
Extending to him our thanks in an
ticipation of a good donation of cast
off materials 'that will be of some use
to the worthy poor of this city, I beg
to remain. E. W. CAMPBELL,
Major, officer in charge of social de
partment.
Los Angeles, Cal.
NIGGER IN WOODPILE?
. Editor Herald: In the .Sunday's
Herald you reply to my inquiry, re
garding certain forms of bank notes
"secured by United States bonds or
other securities." You make the
statement that they were Issued under
the ■ provisions . of the Aldrich law
passed at last session of congress. But
one bore the date 1899, another was
Issued 1905, long before the last session
of congress. .
Another statement you make Is that
there is no stringency on the Pacific
coast, and that the money ln question
must have found its way here from
the east, where there is a stringency
at numerous points. But that will
not account for the fact that one of the
ten-dollar bills I referred to was Is
sued to a Riverside bank, and an
other ten and a five-dollar note, which
I have handled since writing to The
Herald, were issued to San Francisco
banks. '
I am not posted on financial rtiatters,
but cannot help believing that there is
a "nigger" somewhere in the wood
pile, and a Wall street nigger at that.
It is up to The Herald to find the
colored gentleman ln question and ex
hibit him to the common people.
I would like to ask The Herald read
ers to observe all such bank notes
that they handle, noting the date of
issue and to what banks. If they all
sent In a report at the end of a month
It would make you sit up and take
notice. E. PAYNE.
Glendora, Cal. >
We think our correspondent has
found nothing more serious than a
mare's nest. For many years past na
tional bank notes have contained the
line: "Secured by bonds and other se
curities." That of itself means noth
ing new. If any notes have been is
sued under the Aldrich law informa
tion in detail will W. supplied on re
quest by the , secretary of the treas
ury, Washington. D. C—Editor Herald.
KEEP YOUR GRIT
Hang on! Cling on! No matter what they
say.
Push on! Sing on! Things will come your
way. ->—.
Sitting down and whining never helps a bit;
Best way to get there ls by keeping up your
grit. '<:>> , '•..-.
Don't give up hoping when the ship goes
down;
Grab a spar or somehtlng—Just refuse to
drown.
Don't think you're dying just because you're
hit
Smile ln face of danger and hang to your grit.
Folks die too easy—they sort of fade away;
Make a little error, and give up in dismay.
Kind ot man that's needed Is the man of
ready wit, •
To laugh at pain and trouble and keep his
grit.
—Louis B. Thayer, New Tork Weekly.
Discusses City's Problem
Editor Herald: It is Indeed gratify
ing to know that there Is a newspaper
In this city through the columns of
which the public can express views on
topics of public Interest. I therefore
desire to offer a tow suggestions in an
endeavor to .show why the electric
power should not be disposed of to any
corporation whatsoever. x '
Why should any corporation.buy this
power if it were not to make a large
profit therefrom, probably of from 100
to 200 per cent, by retailing it back
to the people who now own it? Would
lt not be better and far more Just for
the city to retail this power and reap
the profit therefrom, rather than some
private corporate interest?'
At present there are two power cor
porations In this vicinity who show a
! gross earning for the past year of $6,
--000,000. These companies pay about 5
per cent on their stock and bonded In*
debtedness. Now, suppose this, power
is retailed by the city for the purposes
of lighting, heating and cooking, at a
fair and reasonable rate; I venture
the opinion.that as soon as the debt
of the county Is canceled the revenue
to be derived from these two sources
(water and electric power) would not
only pay all future Indebtedness, but a
dividend of at least. % to 1 per cent
could be paid and Maintained to the
taxpayers. which amount would be
sufficient if not more than sufficient to
pay their state tax. Thereby this city
would set a unique example to the
whole world of living in a Paradise,
a.'climatically, having nil the luxuries
A few years hence and we shall find
ourselves wondering why the attitude
of the progressive section of the Re
publican party excited such Intense
bitterness. There' is nothing immor
al in insurgency such as that of a
Dollivor or a Fowler, although to judge
by the New York Sun and other wor
shipers of the vested interest, some
wrong has been inflicted when one sec
tion of a party grows strong enough to
enforce its views upon the rest.
This is the normal working of party
government, and in no other self-gov
erning country in the world would the
insurgent be abused like a pickpocket,
Irrespective of whether the changes
he desired were wise or not. Insur
gency obtains in any democratic con
dition, and the name merely begs the
question. We are a nation of insur
gents, and if we are to continue to
hand on the traditions of the embat
tled farmers of Lexington. most sen
sible people will believe that the evi
dence of national virility afforded
thereby is well worth the sacrifice of
Mr. Cannon's much-loved Job, or even
of the services of a number of politi
cians who must pass Into private life.
Our whole national life is insur
gent. There is an Insurgent element j
which keeps Wall street clean. Some j
Insurgents terrified the "regulars" audi
"stand-patters" of ]» by an attack up-
Answers with Abuse
Taking the stump against Woolwine,
Fredericks, according to ene of his
supporters, "convulsed his audience
with satire and ridicule of his accuser."
Doubtless.
When Tom Woolwine was fighting
his battle for Los Angeles, doing his
utmost to redeem the town from dis
honor, Fredericks convulsed his audi
ence with satire and ridicule of Wool
wine.
When Tom Woolwine fought for de
cency in municipal administration, for
the punishment of officials who gave
"protection" to syndicated vice. Fred
ericks did all he could to hamper
him and convulsed his audience with
satire and ridicule of his accuser.
While Woolwine was proving his
loyalty to the cause of good govern
ment in Los Angeles, while he was
Bankers and Public Policy
The view expressed at the convention
of the American Rank**' v. S'ch-Mon
by the president if .hi' »!'._.• bank
section, William R. Crcer.-wlll create
a very favorable Impression—a very
different Impression from that created
by the 111 conceived attack on the post
al savings act In the annual address
of Mr. Pierson. The public is assured
that the association as a body is anx
ious loyally to co-operate with the gov
ernment, and considers Its duty to be
to "see that the' utmost amount of
good shall be secured by that act."
The savings act is law. It will re
main law—at least, it will be given a
proper and absolutely fair trial. Its
survival will depend on its merits and
utility as demonstrated by efficient
practice. The attitude of the banking
community with regard to it admits
of no doubt. It is an attitude which is
enjoined by the admirable doctrines set
forth on the first day of the congress
by Mr. George M. Reynolds, president
Merely in Jest
' INSECT INTELLIGENCE
The Farmer* were sitting around the stov*
In the general store and telling how the po
tato bugs -had got their crops. Said one
farmer:
"The bugs ate my whole crop In two weeks.
Then another spoke up:
"They ate my crop In two days, and then
sat around on tho tree* and waited for me to
plant more."
Here tho storekeeper broke In:
"Well, boys, that may be so, but I'll tell
you what I saw In this very store. I saw four
or five potato *>UKB examining "hooks about
a week before planting time to sco who had
bought seed."—National Monthly.
THE GRACEFUL THING
A letter cam* from the clothing firm saying
that the cloth that had been sent them was
full of moths.
Was tho wholesale house taken aback?
Not It. ' . . • . • „ ■■_ ■ .
By return post went a missive to this effect:
"On looking over your order we find that
you did not order any moths. It was our
error, and you will please return them at one*
at our expense."—Scrap*.
WHY HE WAS ARRESTED , '
Farmer Soddlerr-Do you know why that
dude farmer from the city was arrested? ■ _
Farmer Hazeceed*— No, I ain't heard nothln
tbeout It. ■' " ':_
Farmer Soddler—Wall, It war fer cruelty to
animals; he went an' shet hi* keow up In the
icehouse, expectln' the critter to give him Ice
cream.—Chicago News.
V" THE MAKING OP. A BOSS "
"Your enemies are calling you a. boss."
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum. *
"What are you going to do Cot It?"
"Well, in order to avoid being called a quit
ter or a mollycoddle, 1 guess I'll have to
make good my right to the tltle/'-Waahtngton
Star.
of the most modern civilization, aa a
city, and all 'without taxation or with
a. tax so low *as not to be noticed by
the Individual citizen.'
If this condition were put into prac
tice would lt not attract the attention
of the rich : and poor alike from all
over the country to make their homes
here, and In a very short time ; in
crease our population even beyond the
dream of the most enthusiastic? And
.as population Increases the demand for
manufacturing Increases, making larg
er demands for power.
It Is more than possible— is prac
tical—for the olty to build or pur
chase distributing plants and retail this
power; and If a private corporation
can profit by such a venture, the profit
of tho city would be much greater, it
having no stock dividends nor taxes
to pay. *w. > v
As to the sale or lease of this power,
or any part thereof, to other cities or
individuals or cities outside of this
city, I do not think any legal power
vests In the . mayor or city council
to make such contracts; because by
so doing the city would be engaging
in a private enterprise which lt cannot,
lawfully, do. The only alternative for
them seems to be the ultimate consol
datlon of city and county government.
This problem is of no mean Impor
tance, ami deserves the consideration
of every citizen of this city before any
action li taken, so that the best in
terests of the city may be subserved
before private ends. .„„..-.
ALOIS K. CLARKE.
Los Angeles, (.al.
Insurgents
(The Wall Street Journal)
on financial methods of a kind not
easy to characterize politely. That
Insurgency changed the government
of Wall street. Out of Its conse
quences there arose a party conserva
tive but progressive, Independent but
loyal, Which has been able In the past
Aye years to shape the policy o{ the
financial center to the great advantage
of the whole country.
We' are all of us a great deal too
scared of names, most of which mean
rather less than nothing. Anybody
who wants to take the hand of privi
lege out of tho public pocket is called
an "agitator." and, told that he is un
dermining the conditions of business..
The sympathies of this newspaper are
essentially conservative, but there are
pertain phases of "business" which it
! would gladly see undermined with a
stick of moral dynamite. We would
even undergo the terrible peril of be
ing called an Insurgent therefor.
What is wanted and needed is the
most direct expression of public opin
ion, If the popular will Is fo prevail
as it ought to prevail. If insurgency
will test the old shibboleths and cast
new light upon new problems, we, for
our part, are humbly grateful.' The
| moral gain even before the election is
! beyond price, and the interruption of a
certain kind of "business" seems to ua
I to be a trifle to pay for such an ad
vantage.
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(From the Los Angeles Express)
attempting to punish those who had
blackened the town's good name, Fred
ericks was convulsing all comers with
satire and ridicule. Of whom? Of
those who had Injured the town's good
name? Nay, of Woolwine. .
In all that period, one of the most
notable, as lt was one of the Tnost
critical, in the history of Los Angeles,
when its destiny was determined for
years to come, Woolwine fought ■ for
decency and Los Angeles. And Fred
ericks? Frederlcvks sneered at Wool
wine. -
That Isn't the sort of district attor
ney Los Angeles wants. Had Fred
ericks devoted his energy to assailing
vice entrenched In government instead
of devoting It to satire and ridicule
of Woolwine, he would have done
much to protect the town's good name,
and his own.
(Chicago Record-Herald)
of the Continental and Commercial Na
tional bank of Chicago.
Bankers, Mr. Reynolds urges, should
recognize that public sentiment, ls the
most potent of all factors, that the cul
tivation of a sane, fair, conservative
public sentiment is not only the obliga
tion but the self-interest of bankers,
and that financial policies Inspired by
selfishness and greed are destructive of
all confidence, prosperity and progress
In the long run. Bankers, Mr. Reyn
olds continued, are bound to protect
capital properly administered, but they
are also bound to protect the rights
and Interests of the public—of borrow
ers, consumers, producers.
The postal savings act, Boon to be
given experimental effect, affords the
bankers an opportunity of applying in
a very notable ' concrete instance the
just and progressive Ideas which they
approved in the abstract In applauding
Mr. Reynolds'- discussion of their rela-i
tlons .to the general public..
Far and Wide
CLASSIFYING THB NEWS CV-rf
Standpatter* have about decided that dis
criminating editor* ought to print the elec
tion news in the "Lost" column.Kansas
City Star. ' •■,_.■•
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NOT PAID FOR
Many a man who ha* a prosperous ap
pearance still l owes for the appearance.—
Detroit Free Press.
FRAZZLED
Among the "old' guard" in New York
state there no longer I* any doubt about th*
meaning of the word "frazzle."—Springfield
Union. • - -. . ;.-',. *
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IN AND OUT
Man who Is taking the rest cur* In' *
hospital for . the insane says the two chief
topics of conversation among the patient*
are politic* and baseball. - Just the same
a* on the outside.New York Herald. •
. _-_—*
A DISTURBING THOUGHT'
* We hate to think of what might happen
to th* National League of Republican Club*
If John Hay* < Hammond should meet with
financial reverses.—Ohio State Journal.
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REPENTS AT THE LAST
Another proof of the power of remorse.
A gift of 1100,000 to charity ha* been
mads by . a leading manufacturer of lira
burger cheese. —Topeka Capital. - "
HB IS THE PEOPLE
Bosses propose, but th* people dispose,
as Messrs. Barnes. Woodruff It Co. : know
now from direct < experience. Chicago-Rec-1
ord-Herald. „,''
OF A CERTAIN KIND. ."', , ,
Outside of Kansas City and St. Lout*, Mis
souri lost population In th* last decade. She
evidently, need* mora Folk.—Chicago Bvea
in* Post. : '

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