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The government Is to prosecute the glass trust. It ought to be easy to see through the glass combine's methods. College athletic enthusiasts must •Wish they could enroll King Manuel on their track teams. He can do things as a sprinter. Indiana pirl climbed a lSn-foot smoke stack on a wager. This is believed to be the only stunt that Eleanor Scan never thought of. Lorimer Bchlff is a in-w director of tha Union Pacific, but don't think be cause he has that unfortunate name he bought his seat. With Mr. Taft the question In no longer "What shall we do with our ex presidents?" It is "What SHALL we do with our ex-presidents?" Three-fourths of the Portuguese can not read or write, says an authority But they seem to have been writing history during the past couple of weeks. Wabash earnings are reported to be ■unusually large, but the president of the road is probably still convinced that a raise in freight rates is abso lutely necessary. Mrs. Richard Le Galliene says in her cult for divorce that poets make poor husbands, probably because they lft all their love-making run out of their finger tips on paper. It Is conservative to say the taxpay ers could cut several hundred thou sand dollars off their tax bills yearly by abolishing the dual city and county form of government. Fugitive Madero, who has fled to this country aftT a jail term for running for president against Diaz, Intimates that the safest thing to run for In Mex ico is the border line. St. Louis' jealousy is so intense v to make the Timus of that city say the experience of reading accounts of aero plane flights not dated from Los Ange les or Paris i 3 pleasant. An Indiana woman who was planting a garden dug up $1145 in gold pieces. This is the only piece of land we ever heard of that could beat California soil for quick and bountiful crops. Secretary Wilson's daughter will help his campaign toy singing. We have heard daughters whose voices could drive votes away faster than Duncan MeKinlay's standpat speeches. The new vaccine has rendered 3ii,ooC soldiery Immune to typhoid fever. What the soldiers would appreciate is some thing that would make them immune to gnar.-l duty and trench digging. Mansfield, nominated by Massachu setts Democrats Is to rrsign when tho party commits on some other candidate. Th c pro tern. la a law institution In American politics. St. Louis police found anins against a building, dead, it wai gious taste. All the piocodents and conventions favor :i horizontal poyltion, with the tons carcfu'ly tux-ned upward. Senator LaFullette Is getting well rapidly, which will be glad news to Senator Aldrich, who has been deeply concerned in behalf of the fellow mem ber who skinned him alive in the sen ate. SAINT MORGAN fT\ IMES have changed, and no more TtMBS havp the world than In the truly in the world thnn in the ■*• church. A dispatch from Cincin nati gives a word picture of the gen eral triennial convention of the Epis copal church which reveals it in one respect nt least as very different from the primitive organization that Rave us the early saints and martyrs." One of tho features of the conven tion is Mr. J. Plerpont Morgan of New York. For shelter during his stay Mr. Morgan leased Dalvay. the residence of the late Alexander McDonald, St.in dard Oil magnate. Let the news) dis patch tell the rest: "Mr. Morgan brought with him a party of guests on a special train, and was preceded by a large corps of at tendants and household servants, with I/mis Sherry, the New York caterer, as director-in-chief of all matters. per tnlnlng to the administration of the temporary homo of the great finan cier. "DalVay was in part redecorated and refurnished for the occupancy of Mr. Morgan. The place is one of the larg est, most beautiful and expensive of all Cincinnati's suburban residences. Mr. Morgan Is sleeping in a magnifi cent Louis XVI bed, part of a bed room suite worth many thousands of dollars. In a bedroom as big as a mod ern six-story flat, hung with rose-pink damask tapestry an '. decorated among other costly things with three gilt cabinets, each filled with antique jew elry and rare bric-a-brac." During his stay away from Wall street .Mr. Morgan is kept in touch with matters financial by a specially Installed ticker service connecting with his New York office. Try as you may to be charitable and reverent, does not the picture force a comparison with the time when the founder of the church whipped the money changers out of. the temple, or later, when he sent the disciples out without purse or scrip to carry the gospel to unbelievers; or when he counseled his followers to be "In the world but not of it," and said "blessed are the poor and meek" ? The piety of Saint Morgan of Wall street is very beautiful, and his en tourage very impressive, but it is no longer a mystery why the poor, say that In those days the church does not seem particularly to want them. MONEY TO BURN In showing up the extravagance fn county management Mr. Won! wine has pointed out thai hoth In the matter of salaries and the cost Of operation the expenses of the of llee presided over by John D. Fred ericks has more than doubled in less than four years of his incumbency. To make it more clear how expensive Fredericks is to the taxpayer?, let us make a comparison. New York county (Including New York city, the second largest city in the world) has approx imately fifteen times the population of Los Angeles county. In diversity of interests and in importance In every respect It is Immeasurably greater than Los Angeles county. Fredericks. In doubling the cost of salaries nnd of running nil office, has filled it up with twenty-four deputies. How many deputies has District At torney Whitman in the city and county of New York—fifteen times our size? Thirty-two. If District Attorney Whit man ran his office with tho financial abandon that John D*. Fredericks runs his officp, New York county would have POUK HUNDRED AND EIGH TY DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTOR NEYS, as near as we can estimate by averages. Mr. Woolwine has shown in another way how Fredericks Is burning up th« money of taxpayers—or rather turning it into the pockets of himself and his T\v KNTY-FOUR assistants. In tho last four years District At torney Fredericks and his deputies have appeared as attorneys for pri vate parties In 396 civil oases. The aggregate of time thus taken from the public service in the district attorney's office is estimated by Mr. Woolwlne at 1195 days, or the equiv alent of paying for the time of one deputy for three and one-fourth years, "for which," said Mr. Woolwlne, "not one dollar of service was rendered to the public." 1. t us analyze it a little further. These figures mean that, averaging up this stolen timp, each man of the army cf twenty-live attorneys of the county has been taking about forty-eipht flays for private practice. This is i tlcally equivalent to TWO SOLID I'US of working days taken out for private practice by every man In the 'iffi' c. ry man .Tack of them draws his Balary out of tho taxpayers' money PULL TWELVE MONTHS, sh he gives a service of only ten months. if there were no other charge ag-ainst iii: Frederii ks than the one of ex travagance In his office, this one alone si ould defeat him for re-election. A GREAT FINANCIER SOW E '• ihi- Rhode tsland : where Senator Aldrlch t. They must be a stupid lot in ' land. It is a mutt.r of simple arithmi ii•: calculation. S( ni nten d the common In 1871 a poor man. Sine a tin i' ■ ha bin ■n continu ously 'ii polltli -, ;is member of council, hi. 1 lower houi»e of 11 is Baku \ tor is 17500. He is now estimated to lie v, uilii |1 We will say his average salary for the thirty yeara has been $4000 per annum. Out of that lie has suve'l, by the practice of frugality and strict economy, $300,000 per annum. This sum multiplied by thirty (the number oC years) makes the approximate ton mil lions. Brought into totals, Mr, Aldrleh'a probable salary for the thirty yean hai aggregated $120, out of thai he hai saved 110,000,000. Early this year, In a public speech, Mr. Taft eulogized Mr. Aldrlcli ax a great authority on finance. The, praise was worthily, bestowed. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBEB 16, 1010. MADERO, TRAITOR A NEWS dispatch informs us that Francisco I. Madero, the absurd gentleman who essayed early this year to enter a contest with the great benefactor and philanthropist, Porflrio Diaz, for the presidency of Mexico, has escaped from the prison at San Luis Potosl, whore Diaz had him locked up as a dangerous character, and has fled to the United States. While some sentimental Americans may be Inclined to sympathize With Madero sad rejoice at his freedom, it must be remembered that he has been guilty of a very rascally crime and of the profanest sacrilege. In Mexico it 1= so grave a felony for any one to dispute the right of Diaz to run the country that death or life Imprison ment is considered a mild retribution, the latter being most generous clem ency. It is sacrilege because Diaz is not only the chosen of his people, but the Lord's anointed. .AH his authorized biographers tell us so. It is true that during the recent celebration of Diaz' centennial as president—or was it a celebration of Mexico's •'independ ence'".'—it was necessary to round up the beggars that swarm the streets and put them In confinement 60 the sight wouldn't shock visitors, never theless Diaz has ruled—beg pardon, presided—co well that great prosperity and happiness flood the countfy. .To be sure, some unconscionable muck-rakers have said otherwise, but they are not to be trusted. Many Americans of high standing, with of fices in and around Wall street, New York, have assured us that they never asked a favor of Diaz, if it was ac companied by an offer to let him in on the ground floor, that he did not grant; that he is keenly patriotic and strictly all right, never missing an opportunity to advance the interests of Mexico and his friends. These gentlemen assure us that Diaz Is wealthy—a positive proof of the country's prosperity, and that under his regime Mexico City has become the home of a brilliant aristocracy. Un fortunately, Mexico is cursed with a few millions of lazy louts who won't work, and Diaz is under the painful necessity of making peons of them, but, everything considered, the pres ident has done well. He particularly is entitled to the good will of Amer icans for his cordial attitude toward some of our leading financiers and trust promoters. Under the circumstances, not much sympathy can be extended to the pre sumptuous Madero. His offense was a serious' one, and we cannot afford to offend a friendly power by lending countenance to a traitor who actually aspired to Diaz' life job. If he at tempts to foment sedition from this .side, let him be drawn and quartered, no matter if our constitution docs grant liberty to political exiles. Enemies of Roosevelt said his criti cisms would undermine the supreme court. It may have been noticed that the court, looking robust and eager for work, has resumed its sessions, how ever. THE QUARREL - Now, Willie Johnson, yesterday. He mail"! a face at me. an 1 Bay. He's clad he ain't a little girl, 'Caus« he don't have no hair to cur! An' his face don't have to be clean — An' bo I tell him "at he's mean. An' I make faces at him. too. An' Btlck my tonKUt) out: Yes I do! Nen me an' Willie Johnson tight. I know 'at girls must be solitts An' never get In right!!— ho Got In tho fleht! It wasn't me. An' no 1 tored off Willies hat An" cave him juat a little pat Up 'side his face, an' he just cry An' run horns like he's '(raid he'll .lie! So pretty soon his mamma, pho Corned to our house an' looked at mo!— Nen rlffht in where mamma Is — Bho tooked 'at tored-uw hat o' his. An' Misses Johnson sho Just toM My mamma lots o' things, an' ncold About in-! too—"cause I'm outsido An' hear —th' door Is ODen wide. N>n Will!" coined out w!f his pup An' say "Hullo!" So wo maked up. Nen .it to plnyln' an'mal xhow— His pup Is a wild l'ln. an' no W'y, he's a-tralnln' It. an' I'm Th 1 aujenco moi' near all th' time. An' nen our mammas bofe tied out. Ills mamma she still scold about Ma slappln' him —an' they bufo say: "Hereafter keep your child away!" An' nan they see. us nlayin' there An' they bofe nay: "Well, I declare!" —-iVUum: XLMhIL In , .Harnnr'a JUiLtfa7.lllfii Rising PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO COKKKSI'ONIJKNTS —Letters Intended tor publication must be aciompuuicil by tl>e name and address o( the writer. The Herald gli-rs the widest latitude to correspondents, bat assume* no responsibility for their view*. 'PROTECTION' FOR WORKERS Editor Herald: The Santa Fe Mid Southern Pacific Railway companies are "permitted" to import peon labor ers from Mexico. Does this protect American native labor? CARADOG WILLIAMS. Needles, Cal. AQUEDUCT INCOME Editor Herald: One miner's inch of water equals 11.625 gallons per minute. At the meter rates to the common peo ple, 10 cents per 1000 gallons, this makes tho Owens river water pay 6 per cent on a valuation of over $230, --000,000. 60 minutes to hour 660 gallons 24 hours to the day 15,840 gallons 365 days to the year... .5,781,600 gallons $5.18 per inch per year by L'o,ooo Inches $11,560,000 MR, COMMON PEOPLE. Los Angeles, Cal. TABLE ETIQUETTE Editor Herald: In this issue of The Herald I notice an agonized plaint from W. E. Strong in tho Public Letter ter Box on table manners. I will an swer him by saying that it must be because he was brought up that way, for I never heard of any such freaky 1 doings from anybody who had over ' hoard of such a thing as table eti quette. Perhaps he also eats ice cream , with a knife and uses his coat sleeve in place of a napkin, and eats his meals standing up at the table with food in his hands. I deeply sympathize with him in his distress, and advise him to get a book on table etiquette, study it well, and perhaps he will realize why he does it. A SUBSCRIBER. Whlttier, Cal., October 14. WOMAN AND THE BALLOT Editor Herald: There is to be a counter-crusade of anti-suffragettes, we read. The ladies who do not wish to vote, and do not wish their sisters to vote either, are being heard from. Opposing the argument that the bal lot would Improve the wages and gen eral conditions of working women, the answer Is made that five millons of men who can vote are said to be at present unempldyed. But are these unemployed workingmen clamoring to be deprived of the suffrage? Perhaps they prefer to starve at leisure to toil ing and starving at the same time, as many working women do. Further, "present conditions permit sufficient activity In politics." That jj. women must continue to wheedle votes from husband or brother, from the grocer or the iceman, when there is some man or measure they think necessary to civic weal. Personally, I .should like to use my own conscience and intelligence In such matters and allow my husband and son to do the same in peace. Others oppose the suffrage because many women are ignorant and some are Immoral. Considering the large proportion of girls in the upper gram mar grades, the high schools and the colleges of California, there should surely be soon a decided sprinkling of intelligent women in this state. In fact I wonder if even now the women do not "average up" pretty well with the men voters in respect to educa uon and 'Tnltive daughter. Los Angeles, Cal. RAMESES, MAGIC AND MEDIUMS Editor Herald: The column adver tigement of iiameses in your issue of yeste.-day would require no notice at our hands, were It not offensively per sonal, mentioning the names of John Slater and others. It has not been my privilege to meet Mr. Slater, thereby investigating his phenomena. But I have met many candid and cul tured people who pronounced his phe nomena genuine. Further, I have met during the past sixty years, In this and foreign countries, over two thousand me.dloms involving the twenty-four phases of psychic phenomena, which phenomena, In my estimation, demon jtrate a present day Intercommunion between Hie worlds visible and in visible. That there are charlatans and frauds in tho name of spiritualism i« readily granted. What will not men do for • Several of these tramps are fraudulent villains I havo exposed. There aro few greater crimes than defrauding, in the namo of Bplritual- Ism, immortality and heaven. It nMd not bf> mentioned that thorn are frauds among government employes and graft am. uk statesmen. OUOb thlngß aro most deplorable, but tho counterfeit points to the genuine. Personally I came Into spiritualism while pastor of a Christian church; wnd r still tenaciously oling to the Christianity of tho Christ, considering such Christianity in perfect accord with the genuine spiritual manifes tations of today—visions, tnuiots, heal ings, etc. "Lo, I am with you alway." said Jesus, "to the end of tho. world." (il lUiincsi'K 1 liniistlllg kMCrtIODI 1 take no notice, for a pnrn>t after a little practice could «xcel them, but heir Ln inform this gentleman whoso — New York Herald. life seems to be devoted to deception and "tricks to amuse the people," that spiritualists constitute a large and rapidly growing religious body of peo ple In this country, with a national organization and book establishment centered In Washington, D. C; organ ized churches or societies in tho differ out states, with pastors empowered with the same rights as obtain in other religious bodies. J. M. PEEBLES. Los Angeles, Oct. 15. NOT ALL MORAL PERVERTS Editor Herald: In the name of scientific truth, I protest against An nie Ord's statement that "we are be ginning: to learn that crime Is a dis ease, that the moral delinquent is sick and needs treatment, not vengeance." That sounds humanitarian, but is, In reality, only the cruel doctrine of "original sin" in modern guise. It is not true that the majority of criminals are morally diseased. What is true is that the majority have taken to crime because society offered them tio honest way of making a living. A man Is not necessarily a moral defec tive because he steals In preference to dying by starvation, or even In preference to begging, and this Is the plight in which many find themselves. A noted scientist, Professor Bush nell, writes: "With our growing in dustrial disorder is associated a start ling recant increase In crime and vice." I could multiply similar quotations. At the same time I read a detailed account of the methods by which a group of financiers made $900,000,000— nine hundred millions, mind you— by gobbling up the Tennessee Coal and Iron company during the panic of 1907. A social system that renders such transactions possible in evitably begets the conditions that render crime, committed In obedience to the instinct of self-preservation, in evitable. It Is not necessary* to sup pose that the criminals thus pro duced are morally defective or Intel lectual perverts. Of course, there are moral delin quents, but even their existence can be traced to the crime-breeding con ditions under which they have been born and reared. Primarily, our un intelligent social arrangements are the parents of crime, and crime will con tinue ,to Increase until those arrange ments are made intelligent. This is the one bottom fact. Let us not be turned from it by any such red her ring across the trail as all this talk about the inherent moral depravity of tho criminal. Let Annie Ord bo crushed beneath the wheels as thou sands of our fellow beings are, and Annie Ord will do as they do. PRISON REFORM LEAGUER. Los Angeles. HOW TO PREVENT STRIKES Editor Herald: While the whole business community is to a great ex tent being demoralized by strikes, It seems to me that a view showing when strikes are wise and when un wise might be profitably taken. A strike is wise when It Is taken against any monopoly, such as a street car line, gas, water, electric light, telephone and other public service corporations that are not owned and managed by the people; for the reason that it Is best for society that the wealth that comes by the operation of the monop oly after a fair return for risk and In terest la paid up*oii capital invested, should go Into the pockets of its thou sands of employes rather than into the pockets of one man or those of a few men. The aim of a monopoly Is to make as much money as pos.sible, re gardless of the welfare of Its employes or the public, and compatible alone with what it considers its best inter ests. As a monopoly pays no more than It is compelled to pay, a strike is about the only successful weapon that can make it pay more. As a mo nopoly takes all that the law will al low, it cannot, when by strikes the employes succeed in getting higher wages, raise prices upon the public. Socloty thus being benefited by strikes against monopolies, It Is clearly the duty of all to aid and uphold the striker rather than to censure him. A monopoly realizing that the public sympathy and aid would bo with the striker, would allow no striko to occur. • Striken aro unwise when made against private employers, and .veu corporation! when they have compet itors. Suppose that strikes were de clared against employers producing difternt kinds of goods, the employers would in self-defense have to raise, prices on goods produced, and If wages should 1)« increased land values, rents and necessary living expenses "would go up In price faster and higher than wages would or oould. But why have, the wholo community torn up bjf ftHk<w when if successful they could only give temporary relief? The only just remedy that will and can pos aibly benefit nine-tenths of the people of this country Is to take for publii ÜB«S what the public produces, n ly that value called tin.- "un«arned increment of land." PONDEK. Los Angeles, Cal. World Control of Oil Europe and the far east are to fur nish the battlegrounds for a struggle to retain control ,of the world's oil trade, It a statement* Just Issued In New; York is correctly Interpreted. Emanating from the Standard OH company's offices, it announces that, a Campaign lias been inaugurated to In crease consumption of • refined petro leum by reducing prices in the quar ters mentioned. No secret Is made pf the fact that success of promoters In floating about seventy new companies in tho last six months prompted the undertaking:. Tho apparent need of curbing* so widespread a growth of op position and a prophecy that it must cease are embodied in this declaration: "It is a foregone conclusion that only a very few of these companies will ever successfully roach the actual pro ducing stage." A clearer definition of intent could not have been made, prob ably, in view of the exigency of the occasion, but, regardless of that, the great American public will find little fault unless prices of oil In the United States are raised to meet reduction." abroad. There la small likelihood of such a development, as advices say that a great English company already Is shipping quantities of oil into the United States. OH men of other lands may enter complaint. They also have rights thai call for recognition, while, obviously, secondary to those of tha consumer. Baker, Loaf and Consumer Another important work in behalf of the ultimate consumer Is accomplished with the selling of bread by weight In Now York city. Therewith the cam paign for true weights and measures that has been sweeping America touches what has been looked upon by the people of all times as the world's most prominent food article. Hereafter everyone who buys a pound loaf may rightfully demand that it weigh tho requisite number of ounces according to the avoirdupois standard; and If any unwise professional person makes loaves that do not meet the law's re quirements he will be kindly but firmly taxed $100 tor each Indiscretion upon discovery. The alternative penalty is even more undesirable, and unquestion ably the thought of what the trans gressor might experience will tend to make- probity attractive. Aside from that, however, it Is noted that a large number of bakers have voluntarily purchased quantities of labels that allow for shrinkage through evaporation In their ovens. Such read iness to comply with the new conditions speaks well for the clear-sightedness and good sense possessed by these men behind the loaves. The new plan, It must be admitted, will mean Inconveni ence to tho bakers and the retail deal ers in bread. Determining the exact Merely in Jest THROUGH FIRE AND WATER "Was It much of a blaze?" asked the news editor hopefully. - "No," answered the reporter, In disgust. "Started In the wareroome of the Touch-and- Go Kindling company—didn't make much head way; but on the floor above the wimple* of the Fireproof Roofing company were ruined by the heat, and on the floor below the stock of the Warranted Waterproof Clothing com pany was badly damaged by getting wet.' — Judge. HOPE HE MADE A SALE "Excuse me," said the canvasser, "but 1 have a work here In three volumes " "No me," Interrupted the head of the house. "I can't read." ... .. "But you have children, of course?" the canvasser said. . ;, "No," answered the other, triumphantly, ''•nothing but a cat." "Very well," persisted the canvasser, you will want something to throw at the cat. — Chicago News. « » MANY LIKE HIM Little Willie was detoeted by his teacher In the act of stealing from one of his playmates. Instead of Inflicting punishment, she concluded to try a moral lecture. "Bear In mind, Willie, that those temptations can be resisted it you turn a deaf ear to them." "Willie 1 lips trembled as he replied: But, teacher, I ain't got a deaf ear."—Metropolitan Magazine. NNEVER HAS COMB BACK >1 Dobson— you suppose there's such a thins as an airship leaving the earth and never coming back again? Arnellß—l don't, know anything about an airship, but I know that Tom Bailey, who left the earth three years ago on top of -a stick of dynamite ha» never come back.—Chicago News. , . _____ THE ONLY ONE LACKING . "Why are you so sure there is no such thing as a fourth dimension?" "Because," replied the discouraged fat man, "If there was I'd have "-Ladles' Homo Journal. , _ EASTERN PRESS ON TIMES DISASTER The Los Angeles outrages—for all three cases much be considered togeth er the destruction of the Times build inn and the attempts upon the two dwellings—were possibly committed by men inspired by a fanatical zeal for what they conceived to be a Just cause, carried off their balance by long brood ing over either personal misfortunes or the failure of their organizations to win in the fight for recognition. If this is the cane it is even more to the in terest of the organizations themselves to find these mleoreante and secure their punishment than it is for that of the community and the publishing company which has suffered this heavy loas In realization of this truth the union labor leaders of Los Angeles have offered a reward of $7500.—Wash ington Star. At this distance, and in the absence of definite proof, It Is impossible to at tempt to fix responsibility. This is the task of the clean and admirable city of Los Angeles if nhe hopes to be rc ppeeted and maintain her high stan dard as an American municipality.— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Dynamite bombs never settle differ ences of opinion, but blast contending faction! the further apart. The dy namiter cannot be championed, can represent no party to a controversy, beoauae no jnan and no faction can accept in thin day and age the services of a method that destroy* with one full blast the Innocent with the guilty, tho Just with the unjust, and brings un ■peakable woe to t^rsons entirely for eign to the controversy.—Wichita Kagl". Chicago passed through a period of terror and restructlon, and that city resorted to such vigorous means or stamping out tho evil that It has en joyed comparative freedom from the menace of bomb and the social maniac ever since. It behooves Los Angeles and all California to find, at any cost, the men who did their utmost to annul the spirit of American rights.—St. Louis Times. ' ' '..V^l PART II Doubtless to 'their view a I challenge lies In the assertion that "very few nt these companies will reach the actual producing stage," i It remains to be seen whether a belief so confidently expressed la Justified by Impending events, or If world control by a single corporation -will continue to meet with opposition strong' enough to Bain the victory that would overturn the work of many years. in order to accom plish that Object tariff discrimination against American oil might at first st itself, but the vaarnMi of the supply :uid the extreme low prices that allow satisfactory profits to tho monopoly would be discouragements, it may be regarded a* an open ques tion whether action across the sen could soon prevent the overproduction of crude oil by competitors, The de mand for oil Is Increasing and may yot 1 p pace with the mipply. The over growing value of oil to all Ilne9 of Industry ought nventunlly to stop over production, although some students argue 1 lint the supply will be ample for mi Indefinite period. The Itmnle, unnuMtlonnbly, will bo closely watclied for signs that the oil monopoly's control Is tlirentened, but uhethor that control Is right or wron* In jirlnclplo will have to be determined by the wny In Which It affects tho ul timate consumers to whoso nctlvjtlen petroleum means so much. It Is the people who always render the flnul answer! to these momentous questions. (Christian Science Monitor) weight of rnoh loaf where custom hns mad* »!/.'■ sioveni p.lee Is more difficult than at lii i appears. Some discrepan cies are not unlikely, for entire tuooeu In applying so radical a law Is what only experience can give. Tho Innova tion in, perhaps, one ot tho greatest of Its kind over attempted, but it results from investigations thorough enough to leave unul doubt of Its feasibility. Probably certain advantages to tho bakor and retail dealer as well as to tho brentl consumer will mako them selves apparent when the underlying motive of equity is more thoroughly discerned. Public :-entlmont, awakened by reve lations, has socured this and other leg islation calculated to gain justice whero it is most necessary. Chance never should be allowed to govern the amount of food exchanged for a fixed price, and no mini lias the Tight to accept payment for a pound while dealing out less than that quantity. Thl« principle, correct from every unselfish point of view, will be extended eventually until exactitude of dealing Is Insisted upon not merely for etliii'iil reasons, but more specific ally because It Is Iho only method that guarantees value I'oeetvcd for an ex penditure. Then fairness will be the only profitable rale governing business relations between man and man. Far and Wide A . POLITE WAITER For hi* unfailing courtesy to his alders a young man In St. Louts has just been bequeathed a fortune. Suppose he re frained from calling them "pop" and other things, pretended not to miss their hair and flirt jnore hypocritical stunts. —New Yorjc Bi«nl»g Telegram. HOW HARMON TOOK THB NEWS On hearing that Mr. Bryan disapproved of him as a presidential candidate, Mr. Harmon of Ohio looked pensive, but smiled Internally.— Chicago Tribune. WHY DISCRIMINATE? Sprockets says that the sugar schedule In the tariff act was mad* for the benefit of the trust only. Well, he aould hardly expect an Exception to be made of the sugar schedule.—Philadelphia North American. BRIGHT THINGS AHEAD Ella Wheeler Wllook says that "th« sor riest thins; in this life will be the grandest In the next." Then there's hope for Dr. Cook. Joe Cannon and Jim Sherman.—Bos ton Glob*. " .WILLING TO COMPROMISE University of Oregon students have de cided to give up hazing, probably figuring that they oan obtain the same results with football.—Plttsbura; Gaiette-Tlmes. , SENTENCES NOT IN PROPORTION A St. Paul bandit got fifteen years for -filing »l cents. Wouldn't It be possible to get a change of venue for some high finance experts, and have them tried In Minnesota?— l'lttshurg Gazett*-Tlmea. WHy*'*RSß HENRY! As the Courier-Journal has said previously, Republicanism is not dead.- Don't let the odor mislead —Louisville courier-Jour nal. NOT EVEN A DISTANT COUSIN The New York official who voluntarily resigned a 14000 Job is no relation of Bal linger's.—Atlanta Constitution. HIS BUSY LIFB That St. Louis millionaire who I* going to spend his money teaching hoboes to work won't find much time for anything else.—Milwaukee (Wls.) Sentinel. KEEPING THINGS STIRRED UP Two St. Louis newspapers are In a con troversy. Refreshing evidence that ye American editor hasn't become so effete as yet to refrain from an editorial feud. — Atlanta (Ga.) Journal. I ONE WAY OUT Apparently the only way the United States senate can hope to get Senator Lorimer to re sign Is by refusing to eat with him.—Spring- Hold Union. ' < NEEDS SCIENTIFIC TREATMENT' • Dr. Woodrow Wilson may get a chance to give New Jersey a straight dose of political science. New Jersey needs It. —Chicago Rec ord-Herald. ■ ' STILL WORKING . The "big stick," which was announced as going out of use when it quitted the White House, la still on the Job, and great la the havoo thereof.—Baltimore American. The boy scout management needs to get the Idea out of the heads of the public that the scouts are a sort of a kindergarten militia or Infant infantry.—Syracuse Post-Standard. ONH CONSOLATION Still, if Bob Chanler ever marries again he can be perfectly sure that it Isn't his money' that his bride Is after.— Free Press. ' HIS YELLOW STREAK ' The sultan of Sulu is afraid to ride In office building elevators. > And yet this man once had fourteen wives.—Philadelphia, Ledger.- WHERE IS HE? What has become of the old-fashioned youth Who grew long hair for every foot r.nii in'Hsan, even though he never got closer to the game than the grandstand?— News. ■ ' BAD EXAMPLE Tlionn rich 'people who smuggle set a bail example to those poor people Who merely stoal.—Chicago News. 1 .' BOSSY'S SHARE What does the cow got out of thlf pro posed Increase in the price of milk?—•Balti more Sun. ■_•■-_ .' ' . ' • • » » .' Politicians carry knives, but the voter's seem to carry, Washing ton Post.