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; Los Angeles Herald
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ft Entered as second class matter at the
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Population of Los Angeles 319,198
A little of the dark meat, please.
Something over 319,000 thankful peo
Here's hoping you'll draw the large
end of the wishbone.
Have you given something toward
the children's hospital?
How about it, Mr. Dealer? Hadn't
you listened of the stories of lower
Victor Berger's energy presages the
title of the Man who Made Milwaukee
Tou can give thanks with more unc
tion if you don't think of the price of
that turkey.
Mexico should not overlook the fact
that Uncle Sam's slipper is larger than
it was in 1816.
Richard Croker has come to America,
probably to find out how in the world
they ever did lt.
If the coffin trust is on to its Job it
will hurry its drummers down to the
Mexican border line.
Let's make Los Angeles more beauti
ful and prosperous, and thus prepare
for Thanksgiving, 1911.
What the osteopaths did to the allo
paths in their resolutions might be
called a good massage.
Turkeys are said to be small and
thin this year—so small and thin that
some folks couldn't see 'em.
It is predicted that the price of tires
will come down, and If we may be par
doned for saying it, they auto.
There may be something in these
stories of falling prices. Radium has
gone down $1,000,000 an ounce.
As near as we can figure it, food
prices have gone down only in Kala
mazoo, Mich., and Chattahootchie, Miss.
i Today is the day when the head of
the house makes his annual sorry ex
hibition of how not to carve poultry
Mr. Jackson, Conservative member
of the Liverpool city council, is not
conservative about his admiration for
Los Angeles.
Speaking comparatively, the price of
an aviation meet is about what it
would require to found and endow a
large hospital.
They have had another landslide at
Panama. We were afraid all along
that Mr. Taft would lean a little too
much to one side.
Hindoos from up north are migrat
ing to Southern California. Can't
blame them, but we want no more
Hindoos or hoodoos.
Man In San Francisco has disap
peared and can't he found. Now, if
he had left Houston, Tex., there would
be no mystery about it.
Miss Snow was elected to the school
board in Minneapolis. We have pre
viously remarked that it was a cold
day for a lot of candidates.
Ethel Barrymore, 'tis rumored, is to
leave her young husband, Mr. Colt,
The matrimonial pasture ought to he
large enough for two Colts.
Seventy-five million new dollar hills
arc to he turned out for the Christmas
trade, which would help some if we
had'the distribution of them. •
Senator Bailey's new Washington
home has seven bathrooms. He had
an immunity bath from the Texas
legislature and rather came to like
such things.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is in
clined to think Los Vngelea won't
overtak" San Francisco. It needn't
say we failed to warn it not to bet on
the* wrong hogs. '
Madame Cavalier! will agree to stay
on the other side if the Chanter family
will pay her $25,000. If the Chanlers
are short of cash a lot. of people stand
ready to chip in.
They criticised Cleveland for going
fishing down the Potomac in a govern
ment tender. Taft takes a naval con
voy at an expense of $100,000 upward,
and little is said about it.
Man was arrested In Detroit for cele
brating bis silver wedding with fire
works. The only explanation of such
wild lifts is that he was glad that
twenty-five years of it were over.
Til Los Angoles has assembled ln
Its great, population growth __
unusually high order of citizen
ship, the cream of the many communi
ties of tho country that have contrib
uted to Its upbuilding, people who are
as cultured and devoted to the finer
things of life as they are filled with
energy is becoming more and more evi
dent. But to many parts of the
land the term "far west" does not
convey that Idea. The east has not
yet shaken off the Idea that -while
energy may ho migrating westward,
culture remains cast of the Rockies.
A complete disproof of this is had
In th success of the Bevani grand
opera company, which is now In the;
fourth week of an engagement at the
Auditorium, remarkable for the en
thusiasm and sustained Interest of Its
patrons. Tiio faith of Manager L. E.
Behymer has been more than jus
tified, and Mr. Franclnl, the conduc-
I tor, will testify that in no city, east
: or west, have hls efforts and those of'
his singers met with a more Intelli- j
gent comprehension.
Few cities outside of the very largest j
in the country are able to maintain
for a solid month a season of grand
opera with the same unflagging and
even Increasing Interest that has at
tended the Bevani performances, and
Los Angeles Is to be congratulated on
the evidence lt affords that it is show
ing such a strong trend toward music
and art of the highest class.
The experience of several of the
larger cities with grand opera, and
with the best the world affords at that,
has been disappointing and humiliat
ing. In more than one the effort to
Interest a sufficient number to make it
self-sustaining has been a failure. So
that both in Itself and by comparison
the instant and sustained interest and
financial outcome here are matters in
which Los Angeles has a right to take
The success of the Bevani company
ought to make it the forerunner of a
visit from the Metropolitan opera
house artists, to whom a welcome
seems assured beyonu doubt by the
present engagement.
MOST of the people of Los Angeles—
In many ways the most prosper
ous American city—can greet tho
return of Thanksgiving with grateful
hearts. To this shining southland,
blessed by Providence beyond any oth
er, have flown material benefits lav
ishly. The country may be likened to
a great cornucopia, with Los Angeles
at the big end, receiving in her capa
cious lap the best of America's brain
and energy and capital.
Whether this unstinted bounty shall
prove a blessing or a curse depends
wholly upon Its effects upon our civic
and individual characters. Not all
the prosperity in the world would
be worth while If we have gone back
in the finer, enduring things.
There is danger ln too great physical
well being. Vanity, self-conceit and
forgetfulncss of God go hand in hand
with Increase of riches and ease of sub
sistence. Such has been the history
of tho human race. With our thanks
should mingle a prayer Aat we may
escape the perils that accompany
wealth; that we may not let go the
moral to grasp the material. Grateful
ly should those who appreciate these
dangers confronting America recount
the evidence! during the past year of
the awakening of the public conscience,
the return in many places of civic
righteousness, the determination of the
people to make honesty as important
as efficiency in business affairs, the
lessons taught to our rising generation
by recent elections that "success" with
loss of character Is not success, and
that manhood is mightier and more to
be desired than the dollar.
The nation that has begun to turn
its attention vigorously to the extirpa
tion of graft in polities and crooked
ness in all high places has reason to
feel that it has not failed to make mor
al progress, and to rejoice for It. hit
the necessity for this awakening and
activity only makes clear the solemn
fact that forces are at work that will
undermine and destroy us as a people
If they are not destroyed.
A new consecration to high ideals, a
now determination to conquer the temp
tations of prosperity will be the resolve
of every thoughtful mind that surveys
the blessings of the past year in our
city and country.
THE arrival of two attorneys rep
resenting the federal government
to Bet under way the legal action
against the Southern Pacific to deter
mine the validity of its title to patented
oil lands gives new hope that an admin
istration which lias not possessed great
popular confidence is in earnest in
prosecuting the claim of the people
against this piratical corporation.
Tho amount of wealth involved in the
case is comparatively small, as the suit
includes only a small patent still
within the statutc"3of imitations, but
the case will have an important bear
ing on the main effort to make the
company disgorge much of the wealth
that it secured largely by corruption
and has held by direct violation of
faith with the government. The South
ern Pacific's hand will bo forced; It
will have to reveal the grounds on
Which It claims title, and if they are
thrown out of court the way will be
paved for the further and bigger
.Meantime it might be well for the
conservation leaders and the indepen
dent oil Interest! to maintain at "Wash
ington some agency to watch the cor
porations activities in the capital and
see that no more land Is patented to It
without the must vigorous protest. It
may have a literal right to grab moie
of the public wealth not withdrawn
under President Taft's two recent or
ders, but its broken faith and disre
gard of all the moralities in the case
of its present holdings have been such
that the interior department, it II Is
disposed to see li.ii play in the matter,
may find some way to head oft the
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. a.
A FULLER appreciation of the mar
velous growth of Los Angeles in
the last decade comes from a
study of the enumeration of the va
rious states thus far announced by the
census department. The states re
ported are scattered through all sec
tions. The following table classifies
these states in groups and shows their
population in 1900 and 1910:
North Atlantic States
1010. 1900.
New Hampshire 430,572 411,588
Maine 142,371 691,408
Vermont 858*58 343,641
Massachusetts 8,366,416 2,805,310
Khmle Island 542,614 428.55-
Connecticut 1,114,156 908,420
Total 6,552,145 5.502,017
4 Southern
Delaware 202.322 184,135
llurldu 751,139 528,542
..lalmllia 2,138,0-3 1,828.697
Oklahoma 1,651,951 100,391
Total 4,743,505 3,332,365
Middle West
Indiana 2.100,810 2,516,402
lowa ■ 2,224.111 2,231,853
Michigan 2,810,17! 2,120,082
Missouri 3,293,335 3,100,665
Total 11,029,155 10,275,902
Arizona 204.351 122,931
New Mexico 321,300 195,310
Total 831,750 818,241
A comparison of these Increases
makes Los Angeles loom bigger than
ever In the population contest. Thus
it is seen that our gain of 216,719 In
the decade exceeded by about 24,000
the growth of the entire New England
states of New Hampshire, Maine, Ver
mont and Rhode Island. It was larger
by nearly 11,000 than that of Connecti
cut, a great manufacturing state. It
was more than twelve times the gain
of Delaware and 14,000 in excess of the
present total of the state.
Los Angeles' increase was within
6000 of the increase for the state of
Florida, and you could put the Increase
for Alabama Into one city and still
lack by 10,000 enough people to make
up a Los Angeles. Indiana, with the
great city of Indianapolis and numer
ous other prosperous towns included,
was more than 32,000 behind our addi
tion for the decade.
Take lowa with her numerous cities
and great farming territory, and you
find the total for all of them about a
quarter of a million behind our gain,
for lowa lost about 7000, and very many
of them had the wisdom to come to
Southern California. The gain for Mis
souri, including her great St. Louis,
was nearly 30,000 behind the number
we added in this wonder city. Arizona
and New Mexico are considered worthy
el' four United States senators, yet the
combined growth of the two embryo
tote., lacked by 3000 that of Los An
geles, and their growth was not to be
sneezed at, for it was 20,000 bigger than
that of four New England states.
Mori people added to the city of Los
Angeles than to six of the states listed
above, and about 13.000 to spare! Can
you beat it?
['.. ii.; the (lay's best joke from the news I
exchange!. J
Father's voice rolled down the stairs
and Into the dim and silent parlor.
"Yes, papa, dear."
"Ask that young man if ho has the
A moment of silence.
"Yes, George lias his watch with
"Then ask him what is the time."
"He says it is 11:48, papa."
"Then ask him if he doesn't think it
about bedtime."
Another moment of silence.
"He says, papa," the silvery voice
announced, impersonally—"he says that
In- rarely goes to bed before 1, but it
seems to him that it is a matter of
personal preference merely, and that If
he were In your place be would go now j
if ho felt sleepy."—Harper's Bazar.
Mother's Unnecessary Alarm
Thanksgiving Day, 1910
What the Tariff Costs You
Some morning there is a button gone
or there is a brand new tear In Willies
jacket or Ethelinda's frock, and the
little mother brings out her sewing kit
and selects the right spool of thread.
If she needs cotton thread it is tariff
taxed one-half of a penny on each
small spool. If it happens to be a
larger spool of cotton thread lt has
been taxed twice as much—l penny
each spool.
But should the little job call for silk
thread, that thread is tariff-taxed 9 7-8
cents on each ounce.
The smallest tax is on linen thread,
as it Is taxed only three-quarters of
a penny an ounce. ,
Does the little mother keep the spools
neatly in a spool case— .of those
little straw and silk affairs* She has
been tariff-taxed 60 per cent on it.
Then there is a thimble, a hard
rubber thimble perhaps, tariff-taxed
35 per cent. Or it Is of metal; metal
thimbles are taxed 46 per cent.
Also the scissors are tariff-taxed—
4 cents a pair and in addition to that
15 per cent.
Many pins are needed. The ordinary
pins are tariff-taxed 35 per cent; those
Art Progress in the West
Directors of the Art Institute of Chi
cago intend, so W. M. R. French an
nounced recently as one of their num
ber, to extend their present building
over the tracks of the Illinois Central
railroad to provide for three new gal
leries of proportions comparable with
the largest In the world, In one of
these are to be housed from time to
time exhibits of all the leading painters
and sculptors of America. In other
words, although Mr. French did not
go quite so far as to say so, it seems to
be the ambition of Chicago to be the
home of what may come to be recog
nized as the National Art Gallery. A
New York newspaper commenting upon
this announcement a few days ago
was compelled to acknowledge that the
west is making wonderful progress in
John W. Alexander recently paid a
handsome tribute to Pittsburg as an
art center. This is followed by an
article in the current Century maga
zine which contains Interesting infor
mation for those who may be under
the erroneous Impression that the
west's advancement is almost wholly
material. The author gives at second
hand the story that, of Americans
studying art in Paris, nine-tenths come
Progress of Beet Sugar Industry
Twenty years ago the beet sugar out
put of the United States was about
5,000,000 pounds a year. The depart
ment of agriculture reports the'produc
tion of 1909 as amounting to 1,024,000,000
pounds. A bulletin recently Issued by
the department says: "The sugar in
dustry is rapidly assuming great im
portance in this country. No manu
facturing Industry so Intimately asso
ciated with and dependent upon agri
culture has ever shown such wonderful
development, such far reaching Influ
ence In the stimulation and upbuilding
of the whole system of agriculture."
' In 1901 there were in operation thir
ty-six factories, converting into sugar
t' beet product of 175,083 planted acres.
In 1909 sixty-five factories handled the
yield of 420,262 acres. California had
A Mammoth African Cave
A mammoth ca"e has been discov
ered in German East Africa in Mount
Nangoma, about an hour to the south
of Nandembo. Though discovered in
August, 1909, it was not explored till
February, 1910, -when the police officer,
Weckauf, and a missionary named
Ambros Mayer made a partial investi
gation of it. *
The entrance Is forty-three meters
wide by twenty-one" meters high and
the whole cave has a length of 329
meters. It is of pipelike shape and has
a funnel shaped ooenlng, caused by a
cave-in. It is In a chalk mountain and
caused by water erosion. The natives
(Charles Johnson Post, In New York World)
with glass heads 45 per cent, and safe
ty pins 35 per cent.
Then there is a tape needle with which
to run through a pucker string or
weave the little ribbons that simulate
shyness beneath a perfectly transpar
ent or translucent shirtwaist, and the
tape needle is tariff-taxed 2."> per cent.
The whole darning and mending and
button sewing outfit is very likely
stowed in one of those wicker sowing
stands, and that is tariff-taxed 45 per
cent. .
The little mother has bought a sew
ing machine out of the savings from
the housekeeping allowance, and that
is tariff-taxed 30 per cent. The needles
she uses In it are taxed 25 per cent.
Ethullnda is saving for one of those
little sewing machines—almost prac
tical —and some one of these days the
little girl will be tariff-taxed on that
35 per cent.
Her grandmother knits with knit
ting needles tariff-taxed 25 per cent,
or crochets with crochet needles taxed
25 per cent, while the woollen yarn
she is working with is tariff-taxed
2 1-3 cents on ounce and in addition to
that 40 per cent. The Payne tariff tax
law is a tax on the thrifty home work
(Christian Science Monitor)
from points west of the Mississippi.
He mentions the fact that 1500 pupils
were enrolled in tho Art Inustitute of
Chicago last term and that the total
attendance was 2637. He refers also to
an exhibition recently held by the
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in
which over 30 per cent of the artists
represented came from the west or the
south. In Chicago, he tells us, a so
ciety called the Sons of Art has been
organized with 142 members, each of
whom is pledged to subscribe $250 a
year for five years for the purchase of
the works of American artists for the
Chicago Art Institute collection.
Where this enthusiasm for art, this
love of art for its own sake, is bound
to lead, it is unnecessary to say. Many
of the large western cities now have
flourishing art schools and splendid a*_
collections. It is not necessary to In
clude Cincinnati and St. Louis in this
statement, for by reason of their rank
in art matters, like Chicago, they de
serve to be treated separately. But the
younger cities of the west, like Kansas
City, Omaha and Denver, not to go as
far away as the Pacific coast, which Is
also far advanced in this line, are all
making splendid headway as regards
both their public and private collec
(New York Sun)
ten factories in operation, Colorado
sixteen, Idaho three, Michigan sixteen,
Utah Aye, Wisconsin four, while eleven
states, including New York and Ohio,
had one each. The total sugar con
sumption of the country in 1909 is re
ported as amounting to 3,648,579 net
tons, obtained from the following
sources: Domestic beets, 13.32 per cent;
domestic cane, 12.58 per cent; maple
sugar .34 per cent; Philippine cane 1.44
per cent; Cuban cane, 43.82 per cent;
all other, 6.43 per cent.
In 1895 about 80 per cent of our sup
ply of sugar was Imported. The In
crease in the cane and beet output of
the United States proper and the
inquisition of Hawaii, Porto Rico and
the Philippines have now reduced that
percentage to about 50.
(Scientific American)
had long known of it, but concealed its
existence from the whites. During the
uprising of 1905-06 they used it for a
hiding place for thousands, completely
baffling the enemy. It contains a
spring of fresh water, which gives lt
additional value as a refuge.
Its entrance lie. in the primeval
forest. Evidence 13 strong that it has
been the habitat of thousands of bats
through untold years. It Is hoped that
funds will be forthcoming to provide
for a thorough exploration, since this
can hardly fall to yield prehistoric re
mains and antiquities of great Interest
and value. •. vMM.
TO COKIU-SPONDENTS—Letter* Intended for publication must be accompanied by tbe
nam* and address of tb* writer. The Herald .lite the widest latitude to correspondent!,
but assumes ou respenalbUlty {or their views.
Editor Herald: Will some reader
advise a young man, a stammerer, as
to what vocation to pursue? There
are many young men thus afflicted
who would be very grateful, Indeed,
were such Information given.
South Pasadena, Cal.
Editor Herald: An article on "The
Co-operative Commonwealth" says
that the dividing up of all wealth La
nob- advocated by Socialists and that
this Is one of the ridiculous lies told
to scare the laborer who has a little
money in the savings bank, or who
has a few hundred dollars equity In
a mortgaged home. He goes on to say,
however, that Socialism would stop
the paying of rent, Interest and div
idends to capitalists. Now, 1 would
like some Socialist to inform us in
this column how the paying of rents
is to "be stopped without the govern
ment buying the houses or building
new ones. TRUTH .SEEKER,-
Long Beach, Cal.
Editor Herald: If "T. H.," Elslnore,
Cal., and "N. N.," South Pasadena,
or any producer of staples in the line
of foodstuffs, vegetables, etc., will Join
with the writer of this letter, they can
be assured of receiving full value In
cash for everything they produce.
Some sixteen years ago I was one of
three produce sellers in Seattle. Wo
handled all the produce grown for a
quite large clientele. Each member
received his cash and with so small
an outlay, he found this plan satis
factory. It was co-operative ln effect.
Each member paid a small fee to Join
this association. He then shipped his
produce to us. We had a large num
ber of customers to purchase every
thing on hand. I will form the same
system In this city if 100 farmers will
Join with me In this association, and
as many more who wish to do so.
The fee we place at $12 a year, and
the member joining with us will have
the privilege of receiving the highest
market prices for his produce shipped
to our depot. A small commission is
charged, 10 to 15 per cent on unper
ishable goods and 15 to 20 per cent
on perishable fruits in their season.
We sell direct to consumers, freight
on all produce Is prepaid from the
point of shipment to our depot, fruits
being preserved when slow sale or
during heated season. Seattle fam
ilies consumed 800 quarts of preserved
raspberries we saved from loss for
our members. Ono bakery alone
bought 200 quart Jars (returned Jars)
for pies, and wanted as many more.
This was a success, but the death
of two In our firm of managers caused
a sale to another party. I will start
It here if any encouragement Is of
fered. W. H. BRIGGS.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Editor Herald: This is my second
letter on this subject. Farmers come
two thousand miles or more to the
southwest, and by force of habit grow
in our lower valleys the same crops
they have always grown where they
came from, thus ihrowlng away the
greatest business advantage the south
west has over every other part of the
United States, namely, climate. They
leave much greater shipping facilities
and much greater population far be
hind to grow crops which they must
send back long dMan_.es to sell, thus
senselessly paying two thousand miles
or more of freight. The wise thing to
do Is to grow hero in our lower val
leys such crops as can not be grown
as perfectly, If at all, in any other part
of the United States, for only such
crops can afford to pay the cost of
shipment long distances by rail to
where there is a crying demand for
them. Those northern farmers who are
too cautious to try to grow our semi
tropic crops, can grow everything here
they have always been used to, by se
lecting our valleys and hill-tops ele
vated from two thousand to four
thousand feet above/ 1 sea level, and
there grow northerr vegetables and
fruits, especially apples, to sell local
ly as profitably as oranges, lemons,
olives and dates grown in our lower
valleys. They can here sell southwest
apples at eastern pr.'ces with the freight
added to the eastern prices, instead of
selling semi-tropic crops at eastern
prices with the long distance- rail
freight deducted from the eastern
prices. The difference in freight Is of
Itself a large profit. Thus managed
our foothills and elevated valleys are
as valuable per acre of tillable land as
our orange and lemon valley land. The
only difference is different crops for
different elevations. S. M. S.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Editor Herald: The test of any
civilization is how its women are
treated, politically, legally and so
cially. In barbaric ages women were
held as slaves, chattels and servants,
having no voice in making any of
the tribal laws. I often wonder if wo
have improved upon those times? I
give a few of the magnanimous man
made laws of today showing the honor,
love and justice meted out to her.
The following is compiled by a New
York attorney:
"In thirty-seven of these United
States a married mother has no legal
right to her children. In sixteen
states a wife has no right to her earn
ings outside the home. In eight
states she has no right to her own
property after marriage. In seven
•states there Is no law compelling a
man to support his own family." No
divorce is granted unless ono of the
twain commits a crime in the sight
of the law—even then it rests with
the judge.
Now "Civilizationist" in the Let
ter Box of November 19 must have
misunderstood Mr. J. A. Wilson in his
lecture at Liberal clu^j. if he thought
he favored any of the above laws for
women. Ho stated over and over
again that he pleaded for moderation,
Justice, common sense and unbounded
love governing the race, most es
pecially the married. "Free love?"
I do not recall that the speaker used
the words, but others did, and coupled
them with "free lust." It might be
well to ask who is to decide where,
how and when love ceases to be love
and becomes lust? Can love be pure
and true when bought, stolen, forced
or compelled? Then If not, love must
bo free. This Is a question that needs
the very best and truest knowledge
possible. There Is a new club organ
ized in New York city for brides-elect,
where some wholesome instruction is
given in the care of Infants and other
maternal accomplishments.
Divorce should be granted to those
who find they have made a mistake
and I believe Mr. Wilson was right
when he said "this would not separate
those bound by the bonds of love."
Love blesses and creates health, hap
piness and success, while hate causes
disease, discord and dishonesty, and
children born under these conditions
are a menace to the nation.
Fewer children and better, or none
at all, should be the motto of the
coming race. FLORADENE.
Los Angeles, Cal.'
Editor Herald: Having a vague Idea
of the commission form of government
I solicit the aid of all well Informed
persons on the subject. I have con
sulted quite a number of your pat
rons, and they have almost assured
me that you would gladly open your
columns to the discussion of this Im
portant question. Hoping that the
present would receive a favorable con
sideration, I remain, yours for progress,
An excellent book on the commission
form of government, by John J. Ham
ilton, entitled "The Dethronement of
the City Boss," Is to be found In most
public libraries.—Editor Herald.
/ ———— —
Editor Herald: As an example of the
way Socialism is permeating even those
people who still ..'lgn themselves un
der other banners, we have Mr. David
F. Jackson, "Conservative" member of
the Liverpool (Eng.), city council, now
visiting this city. He Is boosting mu
nicipal ownership which though it la
not strictly Socialism, Is dstlnctly So
cialistic In thought and trend. Years
ago Conservatives—aye, and many Lib
erals, too—considered municipal owner
ship as foolish, vicious and dangerous
in the extreme. Indeed even at this
date, many English conservatives seek
to discredit any leanings towards It by
liberals, by dubbing it "Socialism."
But municipal ownership was forced
down the conservatives' throats by pro
gressive and radical bodies of Socialis
tic Inclination, and in practice they
have come, willy nllly, to see that it is
good. How many there are today think
ing Socialism, yet tin ignorance) balk
ing at the name. A little more en
lightenment and they will swallow it
whole, and vote lt.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Editor Herald: In a timely, val
uable article under caption "Medical
Monopoly Denounced." by Thaddeus
S. Dayton, we are Informed that ad
vocates of a national health depart
ment are in favor of a central health
organization to tell tho people how to
avoid epidemics of scarlet fever and
other contagious diseases. We hope
hookworm will come within their
Now It's time to give the doctors
of the health department a quick, sure
cure for smallpox and scarlet fever.
The simple remedy was preserved for
the public by Prof. Conklln of Ham
ilton university. Here are the recipe
and directions in full: Sulphate of
zinc, one grain; foxglove (digitalis),
one grain; half a teaspoonful of sugar,
mix with two tablespoonfuls of water.
When thoroughly mixed add four
ounces of water. Take a teaspoonful
every hour; give child smaller dose
according to age. Either disease will
disappear in twelve hours." \
The giver of the recipe says In part:
"The remedy has been used to my
knowledge In hundreds of cases. It
will cure smallpox, though pitts are
filling. It cured when learned physi
cians said the patient was Incurable.
If you value advice and experience,
use this for that terrible disease, then
the pest house and red-tapery con
nected therewith must go."
G. R. LUNA.'
Pasadena, Cal.
Editor Herald: The advice given
through the Letter Box by "Just a
Mere Woman" sounded to me as
though it came from one possessed
of a kind heart. While it might do
for women to offer their service in
relieving other women who need rest
from their labors in laundries, store
or factory, it might not do for a man
to offer his. j
The writer being Interested In the
welfare of a widow who had three
small boys and who worked In a fac
tory, offered his service in relieving
her a few days, so she could rest up
and also do some much-needed work
at home. She said, "Mr. L (giv
ing the name of her foreman) would
rather have her working with him
than any man." When I insisted on
giving her a chance to rest she con
tended that her work was not so
hard; that at times when she ran
out of work and would ask Mr. L
what she should do he would say,
"Oh, do the company."
Now if all women who work in fac
tories, laundries or department stores
were possessed of a pretty face and
blue eyes and could get into the good
graces of the foreman, floor walker
or manager as this one seems to havo
done their task would not be so hard
after all.
And this case is not the only one
of the kind.
Of course the company hires this
woman for enough less than lt
would have to pay a man, so that
it can afford the favors shown her
by her foreman and still come out
My heart goes out ln sympathy for
the thousands who have no charms
for their foremen and who have to
toil for a mere scanty existence day
after day and year after year.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Editor Herald: Somo away-behlnd
the-tlmes correspondent, signing him
self "Citizen," criticises County Treas
urer Welch because he employs clerks
who do not pay taxes. How any ono
in this age of intelligence can write
such ideas is beyond belief. Don't
"Citizen" know that every time he
rents a house, buys a suit of clothes,
eats a meal In a restaurant, buys a
pound of sugar, rice, tea or coffee or
other necessary of life he pays the tax?
I was in the mercantile business for
years and when I marked tho selling
price on my goods, what was my basis
ln making the price? 1 added to tho
cost price the freight, insurance, rent.
Interest on investment, clerk hire, ad
vertising, delivery, profit and taxes.
When Mr. Welch's clerk came Into my
store to buy my groceries or dry goods,
or rent my house, he paid my taxes,
insurance, profit and Interest on my in
vestment. Was not this clerks a tax
payer? Probably "Citizen" Is /one of
those who lives off his income by rent
ing property, loanlrg money and has a.
funny notion that he Is '.he taxpayer
instead of the tenant to whom he rents
or the borrower to whom he loans.
Were Los Angeles to drive out all the
people who do not own , property,
against which a tax Is charged, one
half and more of the population would
go. If half were to leave, Mr. "Citi
zen" would have to go to work and dig
out a living, for his money and houses
would not be In demand for Interest
and rent and would not produce the
taxes, let alone a living. . Vacant
houses and idle capital will produce
nothing and unless there is a prop
ertyless class to work and ■ produce,
Mr. Capitalist, "Citizen" would starve
or have to go to work. It Is this kind
of "Citizen" that ?s causing the great
Socialist vote to roll higher and high
er each succeeding election.
Los Angeles, Cal. ____W_W'

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