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Los Angeles Herald
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Population of Los Angeles 327,685
CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN
Uxtry! Uxtry! Willie Hoist nomin
ated for lieutenant governor.
It Is a cold day when Mr. Woolwine
hasn't some new ammunition. Also a
warm day.
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.

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