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J.oo Dally, »y mail or carrier, one year 6.0n Sunday Herald, one year ■•••• »•*• Foetage free In United State! and Mexico; elsewhere postage added. ~ 188 HBRALD IN BAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND — Angeles ar.d South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sa!e at the news stands In the Ban Francisco ferry building and on the strei-s In Oakland by Wheatley and ny Amos News Co. A tile of The Los Angeles Herald can b« •sen at the office of our English represen tatives. Messrs. B. and J. Hurdy * Co.. 30, II and 12 Fleet street. London. England. free of char««. and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and adver tisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager __ _ Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN H. retrorsum, M Present political outlook in New Jer sey: Wilson; that's aH. Once again it is seen that there is always a woman in the case. Hartwell has been a very efficient and faithful coroner—for the big cor porr.'.lons. There stands the record. Theodore Bell has been fighting the S. P. ma chine for sixteen years. Don't overlook the names of the Good Government judges in the inde pendent column of the ballot. The partnership of the district attor ney's office with the world of vice is positively established by the Eddie ex pose. Everybody—Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, Independents—should vote against Gov. Gillett's highways amendment. The reason bacon has gone up to forty cents a pound is that a decent respect for tradition impelled it to keep step with the eggs. Tomorrow voters must say whether they approve a campaign of slander against a man whose work aroused the conscience of California. The saloon element of the city and tho Anti-Saloon league 1 have both In dorsed Fredericks. Which in the shrewder Judge of the man? "An honest man, loyal to California and highly capable, he would make the best governor in years," says the Los Angeles Express of Theodore Bell. The New York gas trust fought an eighty-cent gas rate in the court's for years as "confiscation." It is declar ing 6 per cent dividens since the row blew over. When Oov. Stubbs of Kansas wants to acid another thousand or so to his majority he roils up some railroad president and gets himself denounced by the magnate. The Chinese, promised a parlta in 191», are clamoring for it earlier, Seems a.s if the standpatters would never hear the last of this darned in surgency movement. Candidate Stlmson of New York must spend half his time cursing his luck. Hearst spoke well of him, and now Jim Sherman has come cat for the whole Stimson t!ck< t. The approach of Thanksgiving day ■with its traditional turkey is a re minder to consumers thai they have 1» "ii kept on the chopping block by high tariff congresses '"i^ enough. Colonel Roosevelt stayed out of the game of politics for h> >>•:.i months but since tin- opening of the New York campairn has brought i.is baiting av erage up above the .ouo mar: again. Borne of Johnson's boomers are blaming Bell because of Hearst's sup port* In New York Hearst Is saying nice things of Roosevelt and Stlinson, but nobody lays it up against "in. A newspaper is trying to fix the Iden tity of Hi" man v > tarted I Burgent movement. Win ther histori ans will agree on this point, it will be admitted that he "started uomethlng." How would you 111" to pend a doun of the in i :' ' of your life exposing and fighting o corrupt ma chine and then have it said of you that you were an ally of the sami ruiit forces? DEFEAT THIS MAN TUB RBRAIiD has drclnrpd for the non-pßrtisan Judiciary ticket at this olection because it was an excellent ticket and because we think this is a Rood time to begin In earnest the movement for taking the Judiciary out of politics and making it non-par tlaan. And ft is this wish for n. nnn-par tlsnn Judiciary that causes The Herald to lonk with special disfavor upon one. |of the Republican candidates for the niparior court. We refer to Mr. Gavin W, i laljf. Mr. Craig has for ycHrw b«en clOMly afflllated with the old ma chine in this city, whoso destnn ti.m began with the rocaJl election and "«:is completed at the las" re*ru!ar city elec tion. Mr. Craig's last services to the disintegrating old WaitM- Parker- Southern Pacific machine was rendered U a member of the rump convention that nominated Mr. Smith as the ma chine candidate to run against Mayor Alexander. During Mr. Craig*! present campaign he has shown his ability as a politician by using the tricks of ma chine politics to promote his candidacy. So raw was some of his work that JU'lge Walter Bordwell of the superior court felt called upon in the interest of truth to expose the falsity of Mr. Craig's advertising that he. as court commissioner, had in many cases dis charged the duties of a superior court Judge. Judge Bordwell grave out a statement showing that this broadly advertised claim of Mr. Craig's was untrue and that in making this state ment Mr. Craig was indulging In an unworthy political trick. Mr. Craig's record as a politician was the ground upon which the Good Government organization refused to indorse him and gave its indorsement to Judge Albert Lee Stephens instead. And for the same reason The Herulil hopes he will not be elected. The judiciary, above all places, should be liept clear of the tricky politician. GAYNOR AND BELL THE candidacy of Judge William J. Gaynor for mayor of New York ( Ity last year bears a striking analogy to the candidacy of Theodore Bell for governor of California this year. All his life Gaynor had been thunder ing against special privilege in busi ness and corruption in politics. He sent the infamous Boss McKane to prison. He fought the machine bos* of Brooklyn, McLaughlin. He constantly denounced the hold of the big corpora tions on New York and the looting of the Metropolitan system of street rail roads by financiers. When New York needed a mayor to break the hold of the special interests the people demanded Gaynor. Yet when he was nominated Tammany In dorsed him, and this was made the peg on which his opponents hung a whole campaign of vilification. He was accused of having gone, hat in hand, to Charley Murphy and asked for the nomination. Only two of New York"s Influential newspapers sup ported him. The people believed Gaynor's record, elected him, and he has made the best mayor New York city ever had. Mur phy and all the Tammany braves have had no favors. The law Is enforced. Rich and poor stand alike before it. Today the newspapers that reviled Gaynor because Tammany chose to support him are loudest in his praise. After sixteen years' record as clean and virtuous as Gaynor's, Theodore Bell is now accuMd of treachery be cause, forsooth, some papers and men who dislike Johnson are supporting him. It is argued that this puts him "under obligation" to them. Some of the more violent windjammers charge that Hell has gone over to the South ern Pacific-, bag and baggage. This abuse Is as absurd as it Is cruel and Indecent. If Theodore Bell is elected governor of California anybody who thinks him "under obligation" will eciol his heels on the steps of the state house. He won't get very far Inside. Those who accused Qaynor are ashamed of themselves now. Alter the heat of this campaign is over there will be many apologies wafted Bell's way. UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS ONE of the chief causes of conditions that have Justified criticism of California's highest court, not only In but out of the state, is that it has, consciously or unconsciously, as one may chooe to believe, been Influenced and dominated by partisan considera tions. In the past the dominant P'llH ical party, completely iii the control of "big business," has both nominated and elected judge after Judge, until at present the supreme court of Cali fornia is made up solidly of seven Re publicans. Tins la neither a fair thins' nor a healthy condition. So generally is thi.s now recognized thai the sentiment for a non-partisan judiciary is overwhelm ing. People have come to m c that courts, being Human, must be more or less biased it made up of any class of men with political leanings all one way. The present campaign affords a chance t<> begin applying tha remedy for thi.s state of affairs. The Democratic candidates, Judge Lawlor of the Kan Francisco superioi court, and Judge Bledsoe of the San Bernardino superior court, are men of the highest character, both person ally ami judicially. They have been Indorsed by the Good Government or ganisation, which particularly advises thti defeat of Justice Harry Mclvln, the Republican candidate who is the political and personal intimate of Wil liam F. Herrln, head of the Southern Pacific machine. The next legislature will enact a law making it mandatory to elect our judges v, ithout consideration Of their politics, but it i« not necessary to wall for thai law to begin the remedy of unhealthy conditions on the supreme bench. It can bfl done by electing fudge Lawlor and Judge Bledsoe and thus creating a nearer approach to equality in the personnel of the body, i LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MOHMN(J, NOVEMBER 7. 1*10; §/M \ ( S7OV£ ALOHG- MAO A ME) , . Wk a"d DONT INTERRUPT \ I W'A THE CrAME* COME&V YOU S/X. A RED LINE AS a guide to voters who want to place on the bench only the best and ablest Judges and who care not a rap for the judges' party affilia tions so long as they are fair, just and consistent, it may be well to call at tention to a couple of matters of court record. Less than two years ago—December 24, 1908, to be exact —California's highest tribunal declared that Han Francisco owned as a public street all land between the easterly line of Forty ninth avenue and the Great Highway on each side of Qolden Gate park. On September 19, 191", the same court derided that the land in question is not owned by the city and county of Ban Francisco, but is the property of the Sijtro estate, the Hotallng estate and the United Railroads. The supreme court that thus reversed Itself was composed on September 19. 1910, of the same Identical judges that composed it on December 24, 1308. The man who asked them to reverse them selves in favor of the corporations was Peter F. Dunne, one of the high counsel of the Southern Pacific. He advanced as his argument a faint red line he professed to have found on the map, and after the learned court had peered and peeked ami squinted at the map ii de< Ided that the red line was strong enough on which to hang a new decision Riving property worth $r>oo,ooo to two rich estates and a trolley cor poration. It was the same court that on pro ceedings to terminate the public ser vice of Eugene JO. Schmits, took cog nizanoe of his official position and on an appeal from the reversal of a con viction of the identical Schmitz for ac cepting a bribe affirmed a ruling that set aside the Indictment against him on the ground that it tailed to state that lie was mayor of the city and county of Ran Francisco! One of the judges that participated in these rulings was Harry Melvln, who now aspires to re-election 1. In our opinion the supreme court of California will be improved by thf retirement ol Judge MelVin and the election of Judge 'iUiam V. Lawlor and Judge Benja min F. Bledsoe to that tribunal. AN IMPORTANT POST Tin: people of Los Angeles are not likely to forget on Tuesday that they have a townsman in the race for an exaltei office In the person of Tim Spellacy, the running mat* Of Tii lore Bell. Nor should they forget in this connection that the lieutenant governorship is a post of greater Im portance i" the whole people than hon or to him who wins it. As presiding officer of the senate it is in his power to he Independent, honest and vigilant for the public In terest or servile and treacherous to it in behalf of the few v, lio want special privilege, it in within tha bounds of conservative speech t<> nay that most Of the work that h;is cursed California with bad laws has been done through the lieutenant governor's chair, it can smother good measures or promote good ones, exalt had legislators or make hone i ■ Impotent! through his power In the appointment of com mittees ami otherwise. Any interests that tried to use Tim Their Merry Game Spellacy for their purposes would quickly observe that the integrity and vigor that have made him successful in the business world can find equally vigorous expression through the toe ot the ample shoo he wears. Having sprung from the masses, Tim Spellacy's sympathies are with them, and that about sums up the most im portant issue Just now with re&pect to his candidacy. DON'T BE A GOAT ONLY a very few papers, so far as we have seen, have raised the cry, "Vote the straight ticket," this year, and if the San Fiancisco Chronicle clings to that shibboleth very much longer it will find itself a politi cal archaic when it wakes up. "Vote straight" presumes tliat the possession of virtue and acumen is wholly with "our side;" that patriotism is unknown to the other fellows; that civic virtue consists in entering the booth blindfolded and making a cross in a round circle; that there cannot possibly be a man on the other ticket better fitted for tftist than his vis-a vis on "our" side. Praise the Lord, there are not many people left who feel that way. The Herald ventures to say that out of fifty or sixty thousand votes that may be cast in Los Angeles the number who who will cast a straight ticket will be limited to some hundreds. Independent vntinu is what has made Los Angeles what it is clvically. If San Francisco has more of the straight ticket genus, perhaps that accounts for what Ban Francisco is. The Herald's advice to voters in to pick out their men. DON'T vote straight. Many of the troubles that afflict the body politic today are clue to the fact that party leaders have been able to shout the slogan, raise an enthusiasm, get straight votes— and then do as they please in legislature, courts an;l execu tive offices. L<>"!< your ticket over. Pick out your men— men you know about. Don't be B "goat" for speeinl interests any long er. Kaiser Wilhelm, who is advising Germans to drink less beer,- may us well gj up the idea of having the support uf the brswery vote In tho next campaign. Tennessee is a prohibition state, but I iOO ; aloons ivojiened in Memphis last week. TennesaM is for prohibition, but is not bigoted about It. A subject for sympathy these days is the man who bet his overcoat on Jeffries List summer. MEN WANTED M' ii from every rank, * Fresh and free and frank: Men i f thought and reading, Mi »i of light and leading. Men "i loyal breeding. The nation's welfare speeding: Man of faith and not of fiction, < Men "I 1 lofty aim and action; Give us men— I say again, ciivu us men! dive us men! Btrnns and stalwart ones; Man whom highest hope Inspire*, Men whom purest honor fires. Men who trample self beneath them, Men who make their country wreath them Ah hot- noblo sons. Worthy of their .-ires! Mi who never chame their mothers, Men who never fall their brothers, Tin. however false are others; Qlvo n. men — I say again, Ulvc us men! , ■ —Indianapolis Star. /• . • Far and Wide A DESERVED CATASTROPHE Our neighbors had a grpphophone. And kept it going night and day, Until its loud, provoking tqne Took all our joy and peace away. Last night It sang the song, "Take me, Take me from this most dread abode!" Did we obey? Well, you may see Borne telltale bits along the road. —Chicago News. THE NATURAL DEDUCTION His waistcoat was wonderful. His tie was tremendous. His socks were positively superhu man. In order to display which, his trou sers were tucked up to a ludicrous height. An urchin plucked him by the sleeve. "Lost somebody, guvnor?" queried the youth sympathetically. The swell swelled with indignation. "Of course not, feliow!" he re sponded contemptuously, proceeding on his way. "Cat or dog dead, guvnor?" queried the youngster, following. "Bah Jove!" snapped the "nob," dis tinctly annoyed. "Why do you ask such Btoopld questions?" "Why. guvnor?" called the urchin. '"Cos I see yer got yer trouisis at art mast!" —Answers. "MAKE WAY FOR LJBEKTY" A fond mamma had found o; easion during the morning to reprimand her small daughter with more than usual .severity. It seemed to nurt the child's feelings considerably. In the afternoon the little girl sat on the sofa staring vacantly out of the window, apparent ly wrapped in meditation. The mother relented and, coming over to the side of tho little girl, placed her hand on the child's shoulder aiut asked: "what are you thinking about, dear."' "I 'uk jus' finkin'," said the litue girl, "if 1 want six or eight brides maids." —Everybody's Magazine. A TRUE GIFT FOX FICTION. In a New Brunswick village a town character who preferred emphasis to the verities was a witness In a petty trial involving an auger. Me positive ly Identified it as the property of the parties to the suit. "Hut," asked the attorney for the other Hide, 'do you swear that you know this auger?" "Yes, sir." "How long have you known it?" he continued. "1 have known that auger," said the witness, Impressively, 'ever since it was a gimlet."—Eveivuody's Maga zine. THE FLATTKHER They were discussing ages with a commendable degree m frankness. "Well, now that you have brought the subject up. Miss Dobbson, ' sala little Fribley, "how old are you?" "Oh, I am as old as I look," smllea Miss Dobbson. "Really?" said Fribley. "X am as tonished. You really don't look it, you know." —Harper a Weekly. AGE BRINGS EXPKRIENCE Old Lady—l want you to take back that parrot you sold me. X tlnd thut it swears very badly. Bird Dealer—Well, madam, it's a very young bird. It'll learn to swear better after H'h a bit older.—K»ery Woman's Magazine ON HIS GUARD Teacher (to new pupil)— Why did Hannibal cross the Alps, my little man? My Littlo Man—For the same reason as the 'en crossed th' road. JTer "Imi't cutch me with nu puaisleu.—bydney Bulletin. Merely in Jest PRESENTING THE PLATE A sub-committee of a sfchool commit tee was examining a class in a school. One of the members undertook to sharpen up their wits by propounding the following question: "If I had a mince pie and gave two-twelfths to John, two-twelfths to Isaac, two twrlfths to Harry and should keep half the pie for myself, what would there be left?" « There was a profound study among the boys, but finally one lad held up his hand as a signal that he was ready to answer. "Well, sir, what would there be left? Speak up loud, so that all can hear," said the eommttteeman. "The plate!" shouted the hopeful fel low. He was excused from answering any more questions.—Judge. AN EXPERT'S OPINION A student in a medical college, while learning 1 the use of the ophthalmo scope, was told to examine a man's eye and report upon the condition of it. The doctor-to-be adjusted the in strument and looked long and search ingly into the subject's left optic. "Most remarkable-," he ejaculated, with a surprised look. Readjusting the ophthalmoscope, he again carefully .scrutinized the eye. "Very extraordi nary, indeed," he exclaimed. "I never heard of such tin eye. This must be snmn new disease. Have you ever had an expert's opinion on it. ' "Once," was the laconic reply. "The man who put it in said it was a fine bit of glass."—Tit-Bits. HOW IT APPEARED An Irishman at a fair got poked in the aye with a stick and took proceed ings against the offender. Said the magistrate: 'Tome, now, you don't really believe he meant to put your eye out?" "Faith, you're right, this time," said Pat, "for I believe ho. trird to put it farther" in."—Tit-Bits. WOULDN'T STAND EXPOSURE The member of the legislature, of whom some graft stories hud been cir culated, nil about to build a house. "You will want a southern exposure, I suppose?" asked the architect. "No, sir!" said the man. "If you can't build this house without any ex posure I'll get another architect."— Yonkers Statesman. IDEA OP HELPFULNESS "Some men's idea of bom' helpful in dis world," said Uncle Eben, "is In tirely confined to helpin 1 derselfs."— Washington Star. HIS MISTAKE "How did Bliggins come to be so mistaken about his political popular ity?" . "Too credulous. He thinks a lot of men really mean it every time they shiK 'He Is a Jolly Good Fellow.'"— Washington Star. HAD THE GOODS "Soe here, old chap," said the Irate summer boarder, "you advertised plenty of shade. Where Is it " "In th' parlor, mister," explained the rural landlord. "Ev'ry one uv th' three lamps in thar's got a shade, by grass!"— Chicago News. PERFECT AGREEMENT The contributor wrote: "The Inclosed are original and have never been pub lislied." ■ I The editor answered: "I can quite believe it."—Lipplncott's. PROOF POSITIVE "John, I am sure I can't make out where thai buy got ins tamper from. 1 am certain be didn't get it from me." "No, Mary, that's clear; for you still have your3."—Judge. Public Letter Box TO CORRESPONDENTS—Letteri Intended for publication iriunt be accompanied by trie name and a<l(trcM of the writer The Herald Hlvei the wld«»t latitude to correspondent", but auumei no ve«pon«lblllly for their view*. Letter* inmt not exceed 200 words. ONE MAN NOT DECEIVED Editor Herald: As a totaj abstainer from Intoxicating liquors for forty years, I i fin truthfully Hay I have met with no action among; trmperaneo pro pie so utterly disgusting and offensive to Rood MUM and righteousness us tho action Of those •■Reverends" and others who are holding forth the present dls triot lit' irney as "a good and faith ful servant." Verily, "politics makes strange bed fellows." 3. R. K. JULY 4, 1876 Editor Herald: Will you kindly give in tho Letter Box the names of tho children who played the parts of George Washington and Martini Washington at the Fourth of July celebration at Los Angeles July 4, 1876? SUBSCRIBER. Te Herald's accDunt of the celebra tion contains this paragraph: "A triumphal car containing representa tives of the thirteen original states was a prominent feature of the third division. A novel feature was the rep resentation of Washington by Mastor Sam Rltchey and Lady Washington by little Miss Joey Brown."—Editor Herald. INDORSES W. T. HARRIS Editor Herald: I have a word to say concerning the candidacy of W. T. Harris, Democratic nominee for the office of sheriff. Mr. Harris was one of the best known men In San Ber nardino county, and occupied many places of trust In his home city, San Bernardino, among which were city clerk and assistant postmaster. He Is a native of California and received his education In our public schools. Ho knows Southern California "like a book." He would be a valuable man in almost any position, but it seornH to me that he Is particularly fitted for the office of sheriff. In the positions which he has hold he was always found courteous and accommodating, and always working for the best in terests of the people and the upbuild ing of the office in which he was em ployed. It is a pleasure for me to recom mend him to the voters of Los Angeles county and to sny that he will mako a splendid sheriff. NATIVE SON. EXCESSIVE SCHOOL FARES Editor Herald: We have within our city limits an agricultural high school equipped at great expense for tin: benefit of boys who havo a taste tor agricultural pursuits, and for the ul timate purpose of encouraging a, mi gration from the crowdod city back to the farm. Boys in delicate health are especially advised to attend thiß high school. . And yet the. lowest car faro from their homes to the agricultural high school is J6.60 a month, whiln the chil dren of wealthier parents who are at tending the classical high school have a car fare of only $1 a month. This excessive car fare bars out tno very boys for whom the agricultural high school was Intended—the boys of the working class. I ask the readers of The Herald what can be done to induce council to take the necessary steps to place, this agricultural course within tna reach of the poor but deserving boys of Los Angeles. AGKICOLA. Los Angeles, Cal. says womlnTare slaves Editor Herald: As the anti-suf fragists have organized to perpetuate the pagan tradition that women should be. kept In slavery, wo question how much longer human progress Is to bo delayed by the stupidity of feeble In tellects. With the sense of justice so warped that they are willing to see little chil dren robbed of their toil to keep in luxury strong, able-bodied persons, can we wonder at their unwomanly selfishness in refusing to others the rights which they do not wish to ex ercise? But their tyranny of willful ignorance and inactivity must not bo allowed to deter us from making our protest against Injustice and calling our rulers to account while the United States constitution gives ub this priv ilege. The condition of the laboring men of this country is a glaring ex ample of injustice. Asking a pittance of that which they produce, they aro hounded like malefactors by those who are banded together in an "associa tion" to monopolize the fruits of in dustry! Election day is approaching, and worklngmen arc in the majority! Arc they mentally and morally paralyzed? In Milwaukee they were shocked into consciousness by the glaring corrup tion of civic affairs and decided a change might be beneficial. What will they do in California? It de pends somewhat on the kind of moth ers men have had. Perhaps they wero anti-suffragists and wanted tyrants to rule them. EMMA C. BCHAFBR. Los Angeles, Cal. WOMAN AND THE BALLOT Editor Herald: Mrs. Caawell asks, "Does any wise woman in her heart ibelieve herself more competent than a wise man to deal with public af fairs? All she can claim Is that she knows more thun an ignorant or an unwise man." Assuredly the personnel of the wom en here in Los Angeles who are as sociated with the suffrage movement should prove that they do believe themselves equally competent to a "wise man." Alas for those women who have been unfortunate enough to become "ballet dancers, circus riders and la dk'S of the motion pictures"! The fact that circumstance—the unmerciful jade that she is—forced them into a lulling that does not meet with any tffing but the uplift of an eyebrow from . their more fortunate sisters, does not preclude the possibility of their having pure hearts and just as sound judgment as that of their employers. Further Mrs. Caswell says: "We believe that women would be wiser if they continued their efforts to the changing of unjust laws." Perhaps that can be done in every case with out the ballot, as Mrs. Caswell In fers, but It is not the general con sensus of opinion that any right can be permanently secured without the ballot. And any of the millions of , working women of America are of that selfsame opinion. Mrs. Caswell grants that women should serve more and more upon mu nicipal boards, school boards, etc., "as she Is now doing," with such notable ability. And still Mrs. Caswell feels that the means by which she reaches those positions IS quite beside tint question of her serving on them. In other words, If you can by sheer force of will scale a building, all well and good, but do not, pray, take the ele vator. BESS MUNN. Los Angeles, Cat. STYLE THAT PROHIBITS Mary had a little Hkirl Tied tightly In a bow, And everywhere thitt Mary went Sha limply couldn't go. —Montreal star.