Los Angeles Herald
THOMAS B. GIBBON, President and Editor
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Population of Los Angeles 319,198
An exchange says that among 1000 women
only one wears a hobble skirt. Well, she looks
Can't Premier Asquith take a hint? The Eng
lish ladies mean that they would like the privilege
The combined ages of two Virginia newly
weds is 161 years. They were young enough to
The escape of the Standard Oil from that $30,
--000,000 suit has its bright side. We won't have
to pay the fine.
The czar's favorite dish is said to be codfish,
.which stamps him as a different kind of aristo
crat than we thought him.
It is fair to assume that some member of the
new poets' trust was the author of that virile poem
of trade, "no trust, no bust."
The year 1910 may go down in history as the
one of the second war between Texas and Mexico
—and with the same result.
A Pullman porter has been sued for $20,000.
The amount is excessive. Why, it would take his
entire tips for several weeks.
Constant Reader —We d© not now recall the
name of the vice president. We think it is some
thing like Tiny Tim Sherwin.
A December magazine is muckraking the Mor
mons for polygamy. There was material nearer
home in the New York smart set.
Over 300,000,000 Chinese will cut off their
queues, but if they have the true reform spirit
they will tuck their shirts in at the belt.
Railroads are offering a $25 rate between St.
Louis and Houston. Why should a person in eith
er place want to buy one of the tickets?
Senator Depew looks upon his record "with
satisfaction.'" Not so much, perhaps, as the "in
terests" for which he worked in Washington.
The window glass trust has reduced wages to
recoup fines imposed by court. There is a high
tariff on glass for the "benefit of the American
Earthquakes in the depths of the Pacific are
reported. That's the kind of quakes we like—that
stay out at sea and are content not to muss things
up on land.
Our pleasure at the elimination of Chauncey
Dcpew's mutton chops from the senate is largely
offset by the impending arrival of John W. Kern's
The sugar trust has been stealing water from
New York city to the extent of about $600,000.
What could it want with so much? It is not con
templating any new stock issue.
A Utah man who rode on a Southern Pacific
pass to Reno was arrested and lined $300. The
Hepburn law reveals unexpected merit in a new di
rection if it discourages divorce.
Henry C. McClure has left $50,000 to spirit
ualist societies. In a case of this kind, if there is
any dispute over the will, the testator can come
back and give directions about it.
Enemies of Caleb Powers threaten to disqual
ify him on the ground that lie has never been ac
quitted. But there arc some others left in congress
who have never been acquitted, cither.
Jack Johnson explains his nervous prostration
by saying he is overworked. Ji lias been under
stood'that since his departure from Reno Jack's
right elbow has been under a great strain.
There is nothing surprising in the fact that
there are 87,000 windowless bedrooms in New
York. The metropolis thinks it is more important
to have all the light out on the Great White Way.
The manager of ihe Boston subway lias asked
the m<::i patrons to give up their seats to the ladies.
]t never seems to occur to a railroad official to pro
vide seat^ for everybody as a remedy for crushes.
"One patch of ripe strawberries in Massachu
setts in November won't diminish the length of
those daily trains laden with Bostonians for South
ern California," says the St. Louis Globe-Demo
The state of V\ ashington, having given women
the ballot, lias prohibited smoking in election
booths. Thi.; is rank discrimination unless a sim
ilar law is passed riding out marshmallows and
"Down with American dollar?," is the cry in
the British campaign, referring to money contrib
uted for the Irish cause. It must he admitted the
American dollar has earned a bad reputation in
Harmon's plurality in Ohio (Mr. Taft's state,
you recollect) is about 100.000. We understand
some papers regard it ;i> ;t rebuke to
Roosevelt for discharging ;i cop when lie was po
lice commissioner in New. York.
Editorial Page §f 15he Her^ald
A Missouri Accuser
WE knew it would come, and it has arrived
at last—the charge of padding against
Los Angeles. It comes from the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch in the form of innuendo scarcely
less bold than an open charge. Says that paper:
"Tales of census padding come intermittently
from the western cities where the most remarkable
gains are shown. What is known with what is
suspected is enough to call attention again to the
211 per cent gain of Los Angeles, the 206 per cent
of Berkeley, the 124 per cent of Oakland and even
the 21.6 per cent of San Francisco."
The Herald can only speak for this city, but
with its knowledge of the count here and of the
phenomenal growth of other California cities it is
justified in saying that the St. Louis paper's talk,
based on evident lack of knowledge, is arrant non-
Director Durand hasn't failed to speak his mind
out freely about those cities known to have padded.
He directly vouched for the count here and in San
Francisco, and in giving out the other enumera
tions, AFTER SPECIAL INVESTIGATION,
tacitly indorsed them.
But the figures for this city speak for them
selves. From 1880 to 18()0 Los Angeles leaped
from 11.003 to 50.3^5. Then it increased more than
100 per cent in the next decade to 102,479. To
presume that San Diego's 123.6 per cent. Pasa
dena's .232.2. Berkeley's 2(X'\ Oakland's 124 and
Los Angeles' 211/) are fraudulent is to presume
that there is a California League for the Promo
tion of Census Padding that is the most effective
organization in the slate.
Everybody knows better. Missouri has reason
to know better, even St. Louis, with its meager
1().4 per cent, for thousands of their people are in
California and hundreds more of them are packing
up every year for the same trek.
ThePost-Dispatch can find out at the railroad
offices at home. It can learn from the railroad of
fices here that California is the fastest growitig
state in the Union and that if its cities did really
pad they would make the increase in St. Louis and
some other towns look as small as the smallest
wart on a prize cucumber.
A Distressed Shepherd
IF you should ask the Philadelphia Inquirer
"Who's loony now?" it would answer "Cali
fornia." In tact it says as much. California
is "the limit" in the recent "rage for primary re
form." Our decision to abolish the party circle on
the ballot and thus remove the tags from the can
didates it looks upon as gibbering idiocy. It is
particularly distressed about this provision:
"If any candidate gets an actual majority of all
the votes cast for the nomination, he is then de
clared elected and no regular election is held for
On this matter the Inquirer finds it hard to con
tain itself. It says:
"We submit that this is 'reform' gone
mad. It is simply making the primary take
the place of the general election. It is fly
ing in the face of all history in eliminating
party spirit. The human race is gregarious,
it naturally flocks around leadership and
practically all political advancement has
come through parties."
To a considerable extent the Inquirer is right.
The human race in Pennsylvania is indeed gregari
ous. It has. flocked about Boies Penrose as it
flocked about Matt Quay before him, and the In
quirer has long been one of the shepherds that
drove the sheep. Any system that would rob the
shepherds of the sheep is hateful, odious to the
shepherds like Penro=e and the Inquirer.
"Political advancement has come through par
ties." Indeed it has. Matt Quay advanced far.
Boies Penrose and the interests he represents have
advanced far, thanks to the gregarious, though it
must be said there is a prospect of an early halt in
their advance. In Philadelphia the gregarious in
clude dead men and repeaters, while in Pittsburg
the shepherds of Penrose, as did those of Magee
and Flynn, see that the foreigners of the steel mills
and coke works flock dutifully.
Since Pennsylvania is retaining its political
sanity and there is no danger of its adopting the
Australian ballot, the Inquirer should not let it
self be stirred so deeply about the madness of peo
ple 3000 miles away.
ALTHOUGH President Taft has not made it
one of his leading policies, it is reasonable to
believe that the next congress, freed from
the influence of the express trust, will lose no time
in passing a parcels post bill. The demand for it
has grown remarkably in the past year, and the
Christmas shipping of parcels through the mails
and by express ought to stimulate it by bringing
the need for the service close home to the people.
Once get before the people the full truth of
what corporation influence has withheld from them
and the demand will not be stemmed. As an ex
ample of this, the following comparison between
the American and British package rates is illumi
Great Britain. U. P.
l»lb. packages 06 .1*
2-lb. packages os .32
3-lb. packages 10 .48
r.-ib. packages 12 .80
7-lb. packages 14 1.12
8-lb. packages 16 1.28
9-lb. packages '. , 18 1-44
10-lb. packages 20 1.60
11-lb. packages 22 1.02
Under the English system a single package
may weigh eleven pounds, but under the American
system not more than four pounds, so that an
eleven-pound English package would have to be
made into three separate packages to be mailable
in this country, and that of course would often be
Thomas C. Platt of New York, "the senator
from the Adams Express Co." kept this boon from
the people for years, his company meantime mak
ing over 100 per cent a year in dividends thereby.
Platt is dead. The express trust is not now repre
sented in congress and the probability of a parcels
post is excellent. '
Mr. Bryan is opposed to Harmon for president,
which again removes the "y" from the end of the
Ohio man's name which it was presumed had been
glued on to stay.
A St. Louis girl of 16 lias inherited $30,000,000.
She has also inherited with it an insurance policy
against enforced bachelorhood.
"Rescued from Robbers; or, Hooray for Old Mr. Corn Crop"
What the Tariff
i Charles Johnson Post, in N. V. World.)
TAXING YOU AT THE TABLE
As you sit down to your breakfast
one of these crisp mornings you may
be interested to know, as the nice
brown buckwheat cakes appear, that—
The buckwheat flour is tariff-taxed
L's per cent.
If you prefer cornmeal muffins nr
.iohnny cake, the cornmeal is tariff
taxed 4-10 of a cent a pound, or the
rice for the rice cakes, 2 cents a pound.
The oatmeal, 1 cent a pound.
The bread or biscuit or wafer?, 20
per cent, or the wheat flour from
which they are baked, 25 per cent.
Your butter is tariff-taxed 6 cents
on each pound, so that if you can af
ford to pay 60 cents a pound for but
ter you pay only 10 per cent in tariff
tax, but if you can pay only 36 cents
a pound it costs you 16 2-3 per cent.
The cheaper the higher!
Maple syrup for the buckwheat
cakes—4 cents a pound; honey, 2'i
cents a pint, and molasses, 20 per cent
of its value in tariff tax.
Eggs, 5-12 of a cent each; potatoes,
6-18 of a cent a pound, and fresh green
vegetables, 25 per cent.
Ten cents a pound is levied in tariff
tax on your mustard.
Kippered herring, \k a cent a pound;
fresh mackerel, halibut or salmon, 1
cent a pound; fresh smelts, % of a cent
a pound tariff tax.
The bacon or ham to go with the
eggs is tariff-taxed 4 cents for each
pound. This helps the meat trust from
becoming poverty stricken.
The same trust is also assisted by a
tariff tax of 1% conts a pound on beef
steak, mutton or lamb chops, veal cut
lets or pork chops. And it is added to
the price you pay! On poultry you are
tariff-taxed 5 cents a pound.
On sausages you pay 25 per cent.
If you want cocoa the tariff tax is
5 cents a pound.
The frying pans, broilers, kettles,
griddles, pots and pans with which
the wifo has prepared the daily break
fast have a tariff tax of 40 per cent
levied on them. The stove Itself on
which the cooking was done lias been
tariff-taxed from 8-10 of a penny to 1
cent a pound of its weight. Stoves are
And then when you finish your
breakfast you light your morning smoke
with a tariff-taxed match applied to a
pipe that is tariff-taxed 60 per cent
and contentedly watch the blue haze
curl upward from tobacco that is
tarift-t;ixed 55 cents on each pound.
A HEARTY LAUGH
B»ln» the day"» best Joke from th» newt
Dugald was ill, and his friend Don
ald took a bottle of whisky to him.
Donald gave the invalid one glass and
"Yell got anither yin In the morn
About five minutes olapsed, and then
Duttald suddenly exclaimed:
"Yc'd better let mo hue the ithor
lioo, Donal'; yo kmr o 1 sac mony sud
den deaths nooadays."—Tit-Bits.
PUBLIC LETTER BOX
TO C'OHKFSPONDKNTS Letters intended for publication must be accompanied by the
nnn •- anil address of the writer. The Herald gives the widest latitude to correspondents,
but m-si'dies no responsibility for their views.
Editor Herald: There is no differ
ence of opinion between Floradene and
myself in the first two paragraphs of
her letter in Thanksgiving's Herald, for
I, too, favor divorce where the par
ties are mismated.
With other portion:-! of her article
there may be some dissent, especially
on the subject of love and lust. I deny
that the term "love" should bo limit
ed to only one of its phases, via., the
passion of desire or natural affection
1 tween the sexes.
Mr. Wilson did not use the word*
"free, love," but all through his ad
dress gave us to understand he be
lieved in "variety," and in his ten
minutes' speech at the close of the
evening he said that had he "the phy
sical ability he could love a thousand
women as easily as one," meaning love
in the sense of lust; and such freedom
of variety means "free lust." 3Uy con
tention was and is that considering
love simply as desire lust is such de
sire excessively manifested and that
pleasure alone expressing itself freely
through this excessive desire was no
criterion* by which to live one's life.
But one cannot e-o into the subject
very deeply either in 300 words or in a
night's lecture; and if Floradene will
give her address in The Herald I will
send her a thirteen-page tract on the
subject of "Love." and voicing my
ideas much more thoroughly than can
be given in these columns.
Los Angeles, cal.
$7 A WEEK FOR FOOD
Editor Herald: Such fallacious rea
soning as M. V. Longloy puts forth
should not be left without pointing out
the errors it exhibits. For instance,
as to the bachelor sacrificing the pleas
ures of wedlock for fear of not being
able to .support a family. Does the
bachelor for all that sacrifice anything?
Doe* h« not the more foster aelrish
neHi the chief of all sins? The pleas
ures of wedlock are of too elevated a
nature for people who think it greater
delight or enjoyment to remain single
and si ;gest» the thought that they
are not fit to propagate the species.
Maybe they think as much or little of
themselves. Knjoyments of ilfe do not
depend on riches, nor does poverty de
prive anyone of them. Simple and
cheap food makes healthy and strong
children, while luxury and indulgence
degrade and degenerate.
"It is not the abundance of meat
that nourieheth, but good digestion."
Even at the present high prices living
Is possible for an average family on
$7 for food a week with Intelligent man
agement. Many have done it for less.
All you have to do Is to study the
qualities of the vegetables and grain
foods and to know how to prepare
them, and there will be no disease,
In a climate like Southern Califor
nia flesh and fat are positively injuri
ous, as many can testify. Those who
jAu.cc all enjoyment in a sensuous or
unlmal life and who ounnot reflect ra
tlonally on theiWH»lv«i will contlnu* to
livr M Illlta tlh'tn. C. Wt
lius Angeles, Cul.
WHY OROVILLE WAS CHOSEN
Editor Herald: In reply to W. S.
<;. in Wednesday's Herald, I would like
to enlighten the fame with a little
history of "this particular neck of the
woods." Oroville, and Incidentally tell
why Oroville was selected for the pos
tal laving* bank.
Oroville is situated seventy-five miles
north of Sacramento on the beautiful
Feather river, from which gold is be
ing taken out *>v the immense gold
dredgers day and night.
Oroville is a city of a population be
tween 6000 and 7000 and is steadily
growing. It boasts of having the first
railroad in the state and the circula
tion of money daily is larger for a place
of its size than any other In Califor
The c'ld that is sent away to for
eign countries monthly is tremendous
and it is in hopes of keeping at least a
portion of this at home that the pob
tal savings bank is to be erected there.
At Oroville tho gold is taken out of
the ground instead of out of the pock
ets of the eastern capitalist to work
In early days when San Francisco
was merel ' a sand dune the weary
traveler tarried not there where no at
traction was to be found, but hastened
on to Oroville, land of gold. L. E. H.
Los Angeles, Cal.
SOCIETY AS A "FOOTPAD"
Editor Herald: In reply to "Truth
feeker," I as a Socialist wish to say
thnt society -today confiscates the ac
coutrements of the footpad and the
highwayman. Socialism would con
tUcate all weapons of oppression, how
ever obtained, and this in the defense
of the worker. To the worker the full
product of hia toil without division or
How would the government procure
the railroads? The people are tho gov
ernment. According to the sworn tes
timony of some railroads the people
have paid for some of the roads every
ten years. How many times more do
they want pay from the people?
Every spike, every tie, every engine,
every car was paid for by the people
—government if you please—through
money l.ald by these people for trans
portation. All the company ever has
owned or ever can own is the people's
necessity for such things.
It is plain as the nose on your face
t^at without the people's need all cor
porations would find they own«d only
a white elephant. Were all men al
lowed to retain the full product of
their work they would own their own
homes, which would of itself stop
The best business corners of Los
Angeles are as essential to the needs
of tho people as is the courthouse or
the city hall, and now please enlight
en mo why It If; good logic to allow
capitalsts to collect rent on the one
necessity of the people and not on
the other. ORLIS KENNEDY.
San Bernardino. '
The cheerful view Brother Rockefeller takes
of th» future raak«» Of leer another rise in
NOVEMBER 28, 1910.
(LouUville Courier-Journal) ,
California sends a Republican dele
gation to congress and elects a Repub
lican governor and a Republican legis
lature. The strong sentiment of tlio
fruit-growing state for protection Is
the explanation of its attitude.
Horn we have a good example—pood
1 for purposes of illustration, but other
' wise bad—of the desire of a section to
I tax the entire country for its benefit.
! Just as New England manufacturers
', have wished to tax the south and west
| for their benefit, California producers of
fruit would like to prevent New York
from buying fruit from tho West In
dies or other markets conveniently sit
uated and willing to compete with
American producers. The essential
difference is that New England has to
an extent awakened to the faults of.
the system its manufacturers have ad
vocated, while California still stands
pat from one end to the other. The
| east seems to be a little in advance of
[ the west in the matter.
California has a large domestic mar
ket west of tlio Mississippi which Is
hers for geographical mi sons, and
where many of the varieties of fruit
grown upon her soil can never be pro
duced. A law to give artificial profits
to the California ranches is as unnec
essary upon practical grounds aa It la
indefensible on moral grounds. Its ef
fect would be to force tho teeming pop
ulation of the eastern section of tho
United States to contrlbuto to a sub
yidy for tho flourishing fruit growers
on the Pacific coast, and fruit is rec
ognized as being more of a necesslk
than a. luxury because of its heal:
This is the old story of criminal se..\
ishness. There is a well-known illus- >
tration of the sentiment that lies be
hind high protectionism ip the tariff,
on p«\iri buttons, which subsidizes an
Industry employing less than 100,000
persons by exacting tribute, from 100,
--(100,000 Americans who are consumers
of pearl buttons.
California, to employ a street phrase,
wishes to hand a lemon to the rest of
the United States. laterally she wishes
to hand the protected lemon to a de
fenseless consumer in a closed market.
(Review of Review*)
It Is not a great many years since
most of the household utensils In use
throughout the country, and prac
tically all the tools, with the exception
of agricultural Implements, were mado
in the eastern states. Today the de
partment stores of New York city aro
largely stocked with articles manufac
tured in the middle west. If a Now
York or a New England farmer wishes
to provide himself with a bucksaw tho
chances -o that the. only one he will
find for sale at the village store will
be of Indianapolis make. Tho only
invalid's table kept In stock in the hos
pital supply stores in New York l.i
made at Elkhart, Ind. Grand Rapids
furniture has long dominated the east
ern markets, and within recent years
the automobile industry has greatly
added to Michigan's fame. Cars built
in Detroit, Lansing and Flint are in.
use today throughout New England
and New York and along the entire
Atlantic seaboard. Recalling to mind
the remarkable shifting in the location
of some of our great Industries, we get
an important sidelight on the statistics
of urban growth, furnished by tho
census. Thus many who have noted
the forging ahead of Detroit in the last
decade have ascribed It largely to the
automobile industry, which has un
doubtedly been the largest single fac
tor; but we should not overlook other
important Industries that have their
plants in md around Detroit, and
among these the manufacture o* malle
able iron and of many iron and steel
products, and especially the stove
foundries and the brass and copper
rolling mills, are prominent. The lake
cities of Buffalo, Cleveland and Mil
waukee are competitors with Detroit
in some of their industries, and their
prosperity is indicated by the census
figures which we have already cited.
All of those cities are substantial and
solid in their business development.
Milwaukee, for example, attained a
large measure of financial stability
many years ago. Its business blocks
and other city Improvements were built
with local capital.
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Far and Wide
THE EARLY SHOPPER
The happiest woman we know of la
the one who has twenty-one Christ
mas gifts bought already.—Detroit
CERTAINLY MOT COMPLETE
Glancing througn the new work,
"Marvels Beyond Science," but thus far
have failed to find any reference to
T. R.—New York Telegram.
WHY DOES HE DELAY?
Within a very few days a prominent
citizen is expected to give the aviators
a lecture on how to improve their fly
ing machines.— Sentinel.
HINT TO SMUGGLERS
Smugglers will think twice and mako
it three times for good measure if they
are to be sent to spend the winter In
cells when caught smuggling—
; News. ,
A RIVAL FOR COL. BRYAN
The sultan of Sulu says he would.*
like to live in the white house at Wash i
ington. The Democrats might consldesj
> him among the presidential pouslbi'jH
; ties.—Cincinnati Commercial Iribui #
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