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Los Angeles Herald •■. ' , mow.** K. oumoX. President and Editor. t > Entered m lecond' -Mi matter at the •ostoflice In Los Angelea, OLDEST MORNING PAPER EN LOS ANGEI.F.S. r«_ndrd Oft. *. 1873. Thirty-ninth Tear. Chamber of Commerce Building. —Suniet Main 8000: Home 10311. The only Democratic paper In Southern California receiving lull Associated Press report*. —— BATHS OF SUBSCRIPTION WITH * ' SUNDAY MAGAZINE Dally, by mall or carrier, a month....! .Bo Pally, by mail or carrier. three month* ISO Dally, by mail or carrier, six month».. 3.0» Dally, fey mall or carrier, one year.... «.oo Sunday Herald, one year ...-• f- 6« Postage free in United State* and Mexico; elsewhere postage added. A _!• of The Los Angeles Herald can be Men at the office of our English represen tative!, Mesure. B. and J. Hardy ft Co.. 10, (1 and 82 Fleet street. London. England, free of chares, and that firm will be glad to receive news, oubscrtptions and adver tisements on our behalf. Population of Los Angeles 319,198 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN There are now five states In which the women vote. In the others they merely control the voters. The replies of the window glass trust to the charges against it are too trans parent to be taken seriously. Having cured and nailed to the wall D.ihlman's hide Mr. Bryan will now go to Texas to hunt for smaller game. The returns are now nil in and it Is found that the only states to show Republican gains were Mexico and Portugal. Mr. Pinehot is not now connected with the department of the interior, but is making trouble for the interior of the department. That Mexican invasion story begins to i^ound as though It had emanated from the publicity agent of a Central American revolution. When senators aro nil elected by direct vote you won't hear names like John R. McLean In Ohio and Charlie Murphy in New York "mentioned," Governor-elect Ale Govern of Wis consin, who promised to marry If elect ed, put no limitations on his promise, and Los Angeles widows are eligible. Reports from the railways show a very small surplus of idle cars. How long before .some official will advance. this as an argument for higher rates? There Is reason to believe that our esteemed contemporary, the Congres sional Record, wi'.l take on a. little more interest during the coming sea son. An explosion of gas In Prattle blew timbers half a mile. This shows that people who attend indoor political ral lies take chances that they seldom give a thought to. What surprises us is that no inven tor has thought to cut a couple of peek holes in the women's waste basket hat so that they can see something besides feet on the street. Brown university, at Providence, R. 1., has lost some professors becai: the high cost of living. But are we not prosperous? Senator Aid rich is building a palatial home near Provi dence. Aviator Grahamc-Whlte has been saying some sharp things about the alleged unfalrnesi of the Belmont park meet managers, it eoni"s natural for a blrdman to look down on other people. Socialists plan to carry on a more vigorous propaganda than ever, but they don't need to. The standpatters have control of congress until March 4 next and can make converts fast enough. A Kansas druggist was fined $35 for killing a man with a wrong prescrip tion. Afhr he has been fined a t'"w times lor such offenses perhaps he will put a cheek on his absentmindi d penchant. \ San Francisco college profi predicts the early coming of the per fei i woman But If she insis wearing a hobble skirt ami a waste ■■t hat, what good will it do us to watch out V An exchange suggests thai CTncli Joe t of being in vii- i lie minority's i for 1 1. leer, I Jut Uni i' ■ ; kely hail all t: at his advance d v. an . Chicago charity w rkei pal to Hi ■ I i a\e 7500 I liicnt tvorken ' :;ti Ike. vi to w I ireat ened? The charity workers an i i sentimental. ltiibin Cooper ho Tenni bsi c. All tha( of, the jury i hou^ii asan try of gel i Ing ' ; and pouring a id into his ba in Tennessi c. Elbert Hubbard is now In and «rltea thi I hi I , U [. ci mi human. This is a man elo that the Hearst dop titled in giving nearly a colun valuable space to. "The police, however, wen; too strongly Intrenched and the women, who tried every means in their power to force the line, were thrown back. 1 ' Which would indicate that the suf frage movement In England has some doughty advocates. WHY BOOSTING PAYS IN an editorial paying a handsome compliment to Los Angeles for Its wonderful growth, the Louisville I Courier-Journal maltees these com ments: The country was prepared to hear of a big Increase in the population of the Southern California city, for Los Angeles is one of the best ad vertised cities in the world, A good deal has been done In the way of annexation to swell the figures, but aside from that fact the city un doubtedly has had a remarkable growth. Because of its famous cli mate it is a Mecca for tourists and health seekers, and when thousands of people are nocking to a city every month in the year it is a natural consequence that many of them aro settling there to stay. Los Angeles Is the only city In the United States which ims been able to maintain a continuous boom. its people and its newspapers sound its praises without cessation. Its commercial .'.ml civic organizations are tireless. If there are any knockers their feeble hammerings are drowned in the anvil chorus of the boosters. Los Angeles is one of the best examples to he found anywhere of the trite but true aph orism, "It pays to advertise." The Courier-Journal Is mistaken about much having been done in the way of annexation; there has been a considerable territory added, but its population is not great, and not nearly bo large as that taken in by some cities. But that is not important, for It does not account for more than a fraction of our growth. What this contemporary and others need to be enlightened on Is the fact that there is a great cause back of the boosting. It is the charm of life ill Southern California, with its wonderful climate, fecund soil, matchless scen ery, tonic air, and wealth of ever blooming flowers, winter and summer, that lend themselves to decoration. In dividuals boost not so much voluntarily as involuntarily. They have no strong er desire than the one to Write back east and tell the folks what they have found. Los Angele3 has had the intelligence and public spirit to assemble and train this chorus, and the Courier-Journal Is | right in saying that it pays. But with- I out the involuntary desire of the deni zens to spread the news It would not bo possible, and in the long run it would not pay bo well If Southern Cal ifornia did not more than make good; If it did not give every colonist more than he expected. In these facts lie the reason why few other cities can boost so effectively as Los Angeles. WERE THEY LEGAL? THE following point. which ap pears to be a valid one, is made by a Ventura reader of The Herald, who is the first to call at tention to what may be a serious mut ter; Editor Herald: Were the consti tutional amendments legally sub mitted to the voters at the elec tion held on November 8? Section 1105 of the political code, as amended in 19n9, provides that whenever the legislature shall pro pose a constitutional amendment it slii.ll be accompanied by a state ment for and against the same, and that the proposed amendment and the statement* shall be printed and furnished by the secre tary of state to the various coun ty clerks of the state, thirty days before the election at which the amendment is t ■ be voted on. The constitutional amendments sent out by the secretary of state to the county clerk? were accom panied by reasons for their adop tion but no reasons given why they should not be adopted, as pro vided In above section of the stat ute. J. WILLETT. The section quoted by our corre spondent makes it mandatory upon the si in tary of state and county clerks to send out "the reasons advanced by the minority against its (any amend iin'ill proposition) adoption." As this was not done, would not the objection that their absence may have boon sufficient to make a decisive difference In the result have great weight with the court? For example, the amendment for good roads which will put a debt of nearly $10,000,000 on Los Angeles coun ty without any benefit —if the unfalr of the measure had been proper ly placed before voters elsewhere it is conceivable that it would not have carried. And this suggests the ex pedient of contesting it on that ground if Los Angeles county wants to escape the burden. We are not advising that course; only pointing out its seeming availability. There is, of course, the likelihood that an attack on any amendment misfit have disastrous results on others t i ed, and both for this i and tii" further one that the need of another vexatious and costly election on the propositions might follow an ouri decision any contest is likely to be strongly discountenanced, point raised by Mr. Willett ■ would seem to be well taken. FIRE ESCAPES MAYOR ALEXANDER should be supported In his opposition to the vertical ladder fire escape. The only argument In its favor, if such it can be called, is its economy of con struction, against which is to be set the great perils that inhere In it in 1 times of excitement. A fire escape is not worthy the name that will not make escape easy when lives are in danger. The vertical device makes it difficult. Th( average person, hen running from flames, becomes excited and In capable of the normal use of facul ties. Of all times he is least able to use a ladder with small rungs or to have any [deration for those above or below him. If the imperiled person happens to be a woman or child, wholly unpractlced in the use of lad ders, it is almost a foregone conclu sion that disaster will follow. The economy of builders goes too far when it seeks to save morn on the ii' escape. mis Angeles has had too recent a warning of the perils of a sudden outbreak of fire to let up In its precautions against them, i LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19,1010. _ --■ - ' —~ ,= ! —'■-" .-■ ■ • , , , r MX ON THA r. \ \-?%j^ ~^~ \ ll^uL^m,^. „. i 'i^ 5' jzs \HEGoesroJAih ( JOHNSTONE'S DEATH THE shocking death of Aviator Ralph Johnstone at Denver is to be credited not so much to avia tion as to its perversion. Johnstone. was "butchered to make a Roman holi day." The new science has developed a hippodrome phase, with high prices for its pilots, demands from all parts of the country for the new thriller due not so much to an Interest in the con quest of the air as the sporting feats involved, and the pleasure given to the physical senses of the beholders by a new sensation. Prizes are offered that put a pre mium on recklessness in order that those who pay may get their moneys worth, and while such incentives may operate to advance tho knowledge of aviation as a science, they are on a par with the Grand Prix automobile race, which Is a literal courting of death. It was while doing fancy stunts to cater to the appetite for the hippodrome feature that Johnstone dropped to earth HOO feet and was mashed by the impact to a pulp. Scarcely less shocking than his fate was tho behavior of the spectators who rushed to his prostrate body and cut from it pieces of clothing for souvenirs. It Is not so far removed from the con duct of the Romans who found their morbid pleasure in the amphitheater. Aviation's utilitarian side has great promise. Without its sordid and sen sation-seeking side it would be suffi ciently Interesting for any healthy mind, and It is to be hoped that John stone's sad enil will lead the Aero club of America, under whose sanction the meets are given, to discountenance this feature more than it has done. SENATOR CLARK'S GIFT EX-SENATOR W. A. CLARK'S gift of a home for working women In Los Angeles to cost in the neighborhood of $150,000 will fill.a need of the city as It grows in size and industrial importance, if indeed there is not already enough demand for its uste among- the large number of women who are earning their living and are without friends to fall back upon, it is a handsome gift that will return to the donor a reward In the deep appreciation of Its ' beneficiaries, as well as that of the community at large, Not the least benefit of the new in stitution will be the social life It will give to those who are fortunate enough to have rooms in it. A large number of workingwomen are to be sympa thized with not so much on ac count of the necessity to struggle with the world as because of the lack of means to develop their social side. The Clark home will in a way be a club, with all the benefits and pleas ures that attach to such organiza tions. Senator Clark's gift suggests that son thing of a similar nature for men is needed In Los Angeles—something . like the Mills hotels in New York city, whore men who are without a home, and especially those who are unsettled in the city, can set accommodations at lov.- price With new population pouring into this town daily, and much of it with small means, a hotel run with cleanliness but without regard to style would be a boon to a large num ber while they are finding their niche in the industrial scheme. The Mills hotel No. 1 was built as a philanthropy but with the hope that at least it would pay its operation ex pense. So successful was it that an other and larger followed, which is equally (successful, A bed for 25 cents and a wholesome and satisfying meal for 16, both as clean as in a home, make the institutions a veritable blessing to thousands In the course of a year. Something of the kind is al ready needed lii re and will be in creasingly BO as Los Angeles crows to metropolitan proportions. Why Not Try It This Way? Medical Monopoly Denounced i'Mitor Herald: The latest argument that the advocates of a national de partment of health have advanced in its favor Is that epidemics of scarlet fever and other contagious dlseasi s might bo avoided if tliore was a cen tral health organization to take the lead and tell the people what to do. There is no question as to the value of health as an economic asset and the people who are in favor of the national department of health have no monopoly of interest in promoting everything relating to health and hy giene. A national bureau of health might assist cities In working out their drainage and sewage problems, might assist in directing campaign! against infections, tell how to purify the water and do such other work as requires great engineering ability and scienti'ie knowledge. It is another matter, however, when it comes to telling people what medicine they shall take to cure their ills. The greatest danger would arise from the few people into whose hands would fall the control of this national health bureau. The government at present has between 6000 and 7000 doc tors In its employ. All these are "reg ulars," as those of the allopathic school style themselves. If the Owen bill which was before congress last summer should become a law it would result in the employment of perhaps more physicians. It is equally certain that these physicians would be allopaths also ami it. is similarly beyond question that they would exert their enormous power as a national body to force upon the public at large their pel theories and their outworn methods of healing. If medicine were an exact science, if theories that are enthusiastically ac .l by the old school of one gener ation were not discarded as worthless and dangerous by the next.and if there was no great monopoly-seeking class or organization behind this pro] legislation seeking to obtain special privileges and to disseminate pet the ories that arc in direct opposition to the convictions based on practical ex perience of other great schools of med ical practice and systems of cure, there would be less cause for opposing such measures as the Owen bill thnn there would be it conditions were different and medicine approximated a science. ; For twenty years tho one great school i that has been persistently trying to Becure this legislation has been the m..st empirical of all. It has shitted about so much that it reminds one of the chameleon in the story that was driven frantic by trying to adjust itself to harmonize with the various colors of a piece of Scotch plaid. Practli ally the only organization that is back of the demand for the estab lishment of what amounts to a med ical trust is the American Mi dioal as- Ltion. For the first half century of its existence it was sort of a badge of honor to belong to the American Medical association, it was purely a sicientlflc body and a physician had to win his spurs before he could belong to it when it was fifty years old it had but ■" membi rs. In the next ten years its membership increased to I , uly four times that number. In 1906 :i group of ambitious doctors in am office in Chicago apparently decided that the association could be Merely in Jest A FIELD AT HOME A \ Boston gentleman was showing a Wilt African, who is Intererted In mtMlonary work, h number of »*".?!£• .he v,s.tor. gazing "Wtat ll thl.?" UM the visitor, CUlOg in wonder at one of th»*m. dartn. a foot "Oh that 1* a mapshot takr-n/lur-ln* a foot i ail scrimmage at the stadium." — ■ Hut ha" your church no missionaries to .«? AmoS these people?" was the Quick re joinder.—Boston Transcript. NO REASON FOR PRIDE "Wo won't print any such stuff as that," said the editor, loftily, as he handed back the m "W. SM r' P y e u needn't be so haughty about it." retorted the Irregular Contributor. "You.re not the only one who won't print It. -lit- Illti. ___ AN UNJUST CHARGE "You were trying to evade the law.by op eiating an automobile without being ciualt '""Trying to evade the law, nothing! Didn't I run right Into an officer?"—Kanaa» City Journal. . AGRICULTURAL Knicker—Jones Is what they call a hook farmer. Yen, he has used UD two check Bockor V..». h« lian unert «n tno checli books already.—New York Sun. made into a powerful political ma chine. There had heen ineffectual ef forts for years previously to secure some national legislation along the lines that they are trying for now. At any rate the membership jumped from L'o,ooo in 1906 to nearly 105,000 In 1910. All this has come to pass principally because the doctor, business is bad. The average income of physician* in the United States is less than $700 a year— about the average clergyman's pay. A good many doctors are con siderably worse off than that. Other forms of healing than those practiced by the 'Tegulars" have made tremendous inroads into the business of the allopaths. Homeopaths, eclec tics, osteopaths, Christian Scientists and other schools of healing are at tracting thousands and thousands of new adherents every year. Through medical freedom these great modern systems of cure have been able to rise. Each of them has rendered im portant service to the cause of scien tific progress, not only by virtue of the truths which they have enunciated but by materially modifying the crude and cruel systems of old school prac tice. Yet this progress has been fought at every step by the great or ganization that is today seeking a na tional health department. This striving for a medical monopoly is not new. Similar attempts have been made in Great Britain and on the continent, but they have been un successful. Even when Thomas Jef ferson was preparing the constitution of the United States an attempt was made to have him include in it a clause giving a certain school of med icine a monopoly in this country. Of this Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence, said to Jefferson: "The. con stitution of this republic, on the con trary, should make special provision for medical freedom as well as for re ligious freedom. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will consti tute the Bastile of medical science. All such laws are un-American and des potic They are fragments of mon archy and have no place in a republic." The people of the United States do not want to have any particular brand of cure fustened upon them. They want to be as free to choose the per son who shall minister to their bodies as to their souls. A few months ago—in April—when the Owen bill was up in congress and its promoters expected to push it through without any opposition, a little group of people met together in a New York hotel. Each was moved by the same spirit. Each felt that in this proposed legislation was the egg of a 1 great medical monopoly. It was then that the National League for Medical i-.i .dom was born. Today it has a membership of 125,000 and this is being added to at the rate of 500 daily. Its headquarters are in New Ynrk City and it has branches in nearly all the leading cities of the United States. Its members are not medical anarchists but they believe in medical freedom and oppose every invasion of their constitutional rights just at devotedly as their forefathers did the tyranny of the British king. THADDEUB S. DAYTON. Far and Wide WISER THAN HE WAS PICTURED The sultan of Sulu seems a level-headed ruler. His idea of civilizing Jolo is to intro duce schools and railroads. More impressive sovereigns, like the late shahs of Persia, have returned home with the idea that civilization cor l«tod of a bevy of munic hall dancen and a few recipes for mixed drinks.—Plttshurg Dispatch. "—~ HORRIBLE THOUGHT An Inldana city has stopped a rummage sale because of the liability of spreading contagion. Think of the ungodly stopping a rummage sale by which money could be raised for sweet charity or tome other worthy object.—Youngs town Vindicator. "SILENCE WAS IMPOSSIBLE" "Go hire a hall." Is advice often given to William Jennings Bryan. He has taken It at last. It was his only course, after being htrred oft Democratic platforms In Nebraska, Silence was Impossible. -Brooklyn EaKle. WHERE Hi-: SURPASSED THEM Aviators can Ret across tho Alps quicker than Napoleon did—but Napoleon lived for sev eral years.—Cleveland Leader. KEEP IT DARK, If you've ever done anything; you don't want published don't accept a nomination.—Wall Street Journal. PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO Hlliltf.M'DMlliM. l.cllern Inn-nuril name and addre.. ot the »rlt#r. Th« Herald but inuinii dv re»pon»lblllty far tlielr views. WITHOUT REASON Editor Herald: Cable, advices from tiif lithmui of Panama express curl osity as to the oautea prompting Pres ident Taft'i visit there. No raMon s known calling tor hie presence on the Isthmus. Ami dispatches from Wash ington are»of th« same tanor. Wtoytha trip? E T- w- Long Beacn, Cal. OBJECTS TO CIGARETTES Editor Herald: Who are. the smokers now destroying the pleasure or car rid ing for nlne-tenthi of the people? Mostly youiiK Kmart Alecks showing off! Juat notice, please. Why don t th« good people who crusade "Salnst the cigarette habit wake up? This city at this tlmo has a premium on ■molting! Smoke and take the best scats! Othari gel back! A. A. Ej. [ J Oi Angeles, Cal. WEATHER BUREAU CRITICISED Editor Herald: Will you permit ;i layman to otter a friendly criticism Of the local weather #bureau? Last Sunday morning the forecast was: ' Un settled weather Sunday, With Showers, moderate north winds." There were no local showers Sunday. North winds, as a rule, do hot bring rains; such a phenomenon, save only M an exception to a genera] rule, would be contrary to natural law. precisely as the rever sal of the direction of a molßture laden current of air in the still worm would caU«e no precipitation. It is the transition from the warm to the relatively cold medium that causes the condensation. H- D- B- Los Angeles, Cal. ADVICE OP A WOMAN Editor Herald: May 1 :»sk why our good lords don't vote us out of slavery —a slavery much worse than the ne groes of the south ever knew? Header, you don't believe, oh? Well, women that don't have to work at all, pull oft your high-heeled shoes and corsets, put on a plain dress, ro to the laun dry volunteer your services for two days at least, take the place Of some, tired woman there, sling the iron or stand at the mangle from 7 to 6 o'clock, then drag- homo too tired to eat, too tired to rest till 12 or 1 in the morning, then roll out of bed With you- eyes swelled shut, dab a little cold water In your face, then run into the kitchen, light a few newspapers and warm a little tea, take a crackei or two and go back to the laundry; leave the children to do the best they can. , Now, you unbelievers, try this, please. 1 have given you the worst dose. Some have it a little easier, but not much, filter and brother, if I may call you so. Brother men, what are you doing with the • ote but standing, listening to someone's Idea, chewing, smoking, drinking. I say vote to make it a fine for any woman to work over eight hours away from her own home. What profit Is It to gain the whole world and lose our own lives. JUST A MERE WOMAN. Redlands, Cal. AS TO LEGS, ETC. Editor Herald: Seeing so much about nakedness here of late In the Letter Box reminds me of a story a corre spondent wrote while spending his va cation at one' of the beftches this sum mer. His description of the great va riety of legs he saw In the short time he was there proved quite a shock to some of the modest people of our com munity, and some declared they would cease taking the paper on account of It; but they have since had a change of heart, turning in liberal subscrip tions, and are now looking for more "leg" stories, I guess. . In fact, I thought he said an awful sight about legs, myself. But what else could a man write about when he saw so many legs, and so many differ ent lengths and sizes of them? Ho couldn't say much about clothing when he-saw so little of It. My opinion is ! that he will spend his next vacation I among the apes and monkeys, where ! he will see objects clothed with hair, i at least. _ It was my misfortune to visit Long Beach once and take a look at the bathers in a bath house there. One I woman was very active in shooting the i chutes, or sliding the slide, and drop ping down into a male companion's i arms who stood in the pool at the bot- I tom of the slide. While I stayed she i must have made ten or a dozen shoots; I she seemed to enjoy being caught, and her male companion seemed to enjoy catching her, too—fair holds or foul. I became disgusted and left the place, i and don't care to see any more of their show. W. S. B. Ontario, Cal. PLEASURE AND ITS DANGERS Editor Herald; The writer heard a queer address by one J. A. "Wilson at the Liberal club last Sunday night on "The Sex Question," and the moat of his anarchistic utterances were di | rected against the marriage institution and in favor of "free love" or "free lust," as Mrs. Garbutt, one or the lady speakers following him, rightly Interpreted it. „ . . This philosopher of pleasure tried to show that no act should be indulged in except for pleasure, not seeming to 1 know that the philosophy of pleasure, especially in its relation to sex, logic ally carried out spells death. It is a pleasure to eat and drink; i and we should eat and drink at proper 1 times, in proper ways and use the 1 proper things for the best results to our human organism. Yet men and women have diseased themselves through gluttory. "digging their graves with their teeth"; drunkards graves have been filled, orphans made and lives shortened through subserviency to appetite and enslavement to per verted taste, in the gratification of self for pleasure alone. Men are sex-gluttons and the glam our of the pleasures of the flesh have shortened the lives of many suffering women in wedlock; they have lured into the red light districts of our great cities many an Innocent maiden ol young and tender years. Our pleasures must be tempered by reason and man become master of ev ery appetite and passion ere he can know the truth of life in Its most sig nificant form, else civilization were a dream of the poets and the rhapsodlsts, a millennium ™v«^IiSIONIST. Los Angeles, Cal. SOCIALISM AND ANARCHY Editor Herald: Your editorial in to day's Herald on "Socialistic Causes was read with considerable interest by the writer, who thinks that the editor Is really at heart a Socialist, although at present he may not realize it. So cialism should not be so terrible a thing to one who professes to believe in democracy—rule by the people. It is solely the refinement of political democracy. It means rule by the peo ple in everything. It means that prin ciple for which Ttomas Jefferson wrote and strove; and where can there be any "menace" In permitting the people to say who shall rule them, politically, industrially and in every way thai Beemß.good to the majority? Tho writ er cannot see how any true Democrat lor imullruiioii luimt 09 «;toiiip«iil«il uf '"• give* the wldeit latitude to ii>ire»i>ouiieui». can hesitate a moment In casting his 1.,t with Socialism. The name is noth ing. Any Other would sound an terri ble to the enslaver of men. If the prin ciple of democracy Is true, then So cialism la true; for Socialism means the democratising of all things which concern the public weal. It i« not an archy; it is order. We have already aqarchy enthroned in the nation. Does the Southern Paclfio railroad oaro v, picayune when a law 1b flashed in lt» face denying Its power to do certain things' It laughs at the law and Ig nores it. What Is this but anarchy? So do all the grout corporations. We aro living In great times. It is time thai .very honest man and true demo crat take sides, either with the people or their masters. Let no man fear Socialism. It moans salvation. It means freedom. It means pure democ racy, the dream of the ages, to which uncounted millions have turned their eyes, suffered and died to obtain. So cialism is democracy and democracy Is Socialism. Do not fear the people. Vox pnpuli. vox Del! Socialism is God sent to men to show them the way to break their chains. JEFFERSONIAN. Los Angelee, Cal. IS OUR CALENDAR PAGAN? Editor Herald: A reform in our calendar is under advisement and strenuously urged. Such an Innova tion will arouse conservative fosslllsrrt to war. One feature of the proposed change is the settlement of the dis puted question, which is the Blbk: Sabbath? The seventh day sticklers for the Decalogue are undoubtedly mathematically, historically and Rcrlp turally correct, provided that Satur day can be shown to bo Invariably the seventh day. Julius Caesar, by the advice of a Chaldean astrologer, substituted the Slin worshipers' method of computing time, named the A. D. calendar. It is a misnomer. It led to the hostility between the Jews and Christians. "Back to the Sabbath of the primitive church" Is the slogan of the dissent ers to the mandate or the Roman em peror enforced by Fop" Gregory. "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God thn things that are God's" Is the rallying cry of the evolutionists. The reader is left to judge as to the advisability of a re turn to the old system of computing time ns decreed in Genesis. "Old Pol" is the mariner's infalliblo guide and Is no loss reliable as to the division of time Into days, months and years. By the sun calendar—or JuUan—the seventh day Sabbath of the Jews would transpire only once in nix years;. Their old year terminated with the winter solstice, or the 19th day of the twelfth moon. The sun reaches itrc extreme southern declension on the shortest day and was ohserved as a sabbath. The next day It apparently rises and sets at the same time as on the previous day and was nlso observed as a holy day. The next day, the 21st of December, the sun resumes its northern journey, apparently, and was the first sabbath of the new year. Every seventh day, or moon quarter, was a sabbath day. and thereafter, like Christmas day, was likely to fall on any day of the week. Tn one year It would fall on Sunday, the next on Monday, the next on Tuesday, etc. Leap year an exception. From my viewpoint the first day devotees have failed to prove that Sunday is Invariably the first day. and the Jews and other dlHsentera have failed to prove that Saturday is unalterably the seventh day. Com pute time, as did the ancients, mak ing the new year to commence on the day the sun commences its northern journey, making that the first sab bath of the year, and every seventh day thereafter a "rest day," and Jews, Adventlata and Sunday Christians can say in concert, "Behold how good and pleasant a thing it Is to see brethren dwelling together In unity." Ought not the disciples of Christ to make nn effort to answer the prayer of him they profess to follow, who patheti cally prayed that all his followers "might be one, even as thou, O Father, and I are one." PEACEMAKER. Los Angeles, Cal. California Topics T.os Angelas' gain In population of 211.R per cent In ten years Is truly wonderful. It sb >\v^ how itronfly Hie tide of settlers Is runnlnK toward the Paclnc ci>ast, and Is another proof that this state, and not Louisiana, Is the placo to hold the world's exposition In 1915.-Han Francixco Chronicle. Los Angeles Is crowing and El Paso Is flopping wings with her. The Angels made a sain of 211 per cent and she has a right <•> crow. She made a mighty noise In growing, which helped her grow and cultivate a voice for crowing, and If anybody don't want to In-ar lier crow they enn use cotton to shut out the noise.—Kl Paso Times. Tho population of Los Angeles Increased Jit s per cent from 1!W to Iflli\ and Is now about ",<u 000 This Is not likely to receive, the hearty approval of Seattle-Chicago Record-Herald. In Los Angeles explosion! seem to be epi demic. A barber's chair blew up the other iiirlit anil put out a man's eye. But there la nothing to show that the barber's flow of language was Interrupted—Kansas City Star. After being hit by an express train a Cali fornia man mmplalned tliat his head ached. Hi- will be envied by the gentleman who re- OSDtly acted as Republican candidate for gov ernor of Malne.-Chkago Record-Herald. Los Angeles Is officially enumerated In tho census as making a gain of 211.5 per cent ati'cr 1900. If thero 1» a loud cry for a recount It will not ko up at Ixw Angotes, but at Frls- I co.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Arizona this year shipped about 2000 pounds of dates to Ix>s Angeles, whore they found ready snip at 25 cents per pound. The fact (hat Arizona can ship and sell anf kind of fruit In California Is pretty strong evidence that California Is not the only fruit producing country on the face of the earth.—El Puso Times. While a Ran Jose man stopped to talk poli tics with a neighbor his two children strayed away, and when they were found his wife nearly died from excess of Joy. ,Is It neces sary to point the moral ?—Sacramento Bee. HOWE ATHLETICS "Son. how would you like to enter a relay event?" "Fine, dad. I was a star at relay events la college." "So I've heard you s»y. Well, your ma Is about ready to relay the carpets." A SERENADE Night, with its soften'd shadows, A spell cants, far and near. O'er vale and hill the sweet winds blow-* Afar hear the curfew clear, Doves In the forest sighing; Love's plaint the crickets* sing; Sea and sky lost In Luna's tide, To you my heart I bring. Come, Love, with me. O'er silvery seas We'll sail; nor count the hours. Till safe at last. To anchor fast. In Dreamland's fragrant bowers. Come, while the stars Smile on our way, Moon spray our fycliits kiss; To where 'Us bright With silver light- Dreamland. O land of bliss! —Florida Timcs-Unfoa.