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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1A22.
CpidMa ©a°@ys A rich mnn'ji son has been sent to prison. That fact in itself will command attention. If the son of a mechanic had been given a prison sentence because he had maimed a woman while driving an automobile when he was in crn intoxicated comlition, little mention would have been made of it. W'fcen we find that sometimes Justice, the lady with the bandaged eyes, really cannot see thru her bandages, it's worth a comment or two. * • • Sot all the human race is fit to partake of its inventions. The automobile is an invention that has, perhaps, been more abused than any other. The human race is like a school room of small children. "Just as soon as you learn this lesson I will give you <in other," says the teacher. Invention after invention appears. Every tnrenfion in succession will be abused by those school children who are too callous or too stupid or too vicious to use it as a blessing. To what unutterable horrors have w« not put the invention of gun powdert Sow comes the radio. H'fcaf shall we do with thatf And the airplanet Already we have abused it, making the product of our keenest intellects serve the purpose of our most savage instinct. And noK' the automobile must go thru its period of afctwr. It is particularly subject to misuse because of its comparative cheapness. Would one blame the school master very muck if he said: "Von are not ready for more revelations; you have not yet advanced out of the primer class. You haven't yet learned how to use what I give you." • • • So, as in all school rooms, callous. stupid and vicious pupils must be punished by drastic measures. ■Ayf —even the son of a rich man, occasionally. How ars T'nlted Rtiln narcotic In spector*' positions obtained In the government service? INwtMonj at federal lltrcoNo la tpector f ere o btiinrd thru ciwi tert- W examination There are no opes- Is UU krone* of the service at the present time and so ejrm missflos« pending. If you wUI addrett a letter Certificate Plan in Use 11 Years in California Tends Toward Monopoly, Officials Say, but Argue That End Is Desirable Edltor> Note: One of the ballet meamres at the November elec tion Is referendum No. It, an act providing for the Issuance by Ihe state government of "certificates of necessity and convenience" to public service corporations. Thfc Mil was passed by the last legislature and referred to the voter*. It is charged by Ha opponents that ils effect would be Ihe creation of monopolies in these lines of business. The certificate plan ip a fundamental part of the California regu lation system. To learn how h haa worked oul there The Ktar wtrr * '*• s,n Francisco correspondent to send an unbiased story of the results attahied. Following h the dispatch that csmc In reply: By Gene Cokn SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 17—For 11 years the California state rail road commission haa been straight •nlng out territorial kinks tar public carriers and public utilities thru the Issuance of certificates of necessity and convenience. After this period of years mem bers of the cotamkaion declare the plan an essential and almost basic one, particularly In tho regulation of stage Unea and other carrier*. Under the California method of la aulng certificates the commissioners will not deny thst the system Is little else than "regulated monopoly," for those to whom certificates are Issued Always Delicious Always Refreshing "SALADA" TZIA. told la aaalad altamlnaasa packets eal» Never in BtalK. BLACK-GREEN-MIXED » I. It I. C. Coek, East 3383, EHittt 0350, listribitors ASAEABMBIMWI '/ • £Ht«TrfaaHwTeM to HI BH' \J f the human race »• a proud mo»«• % mjiWr "eat to the skill of Sr. S. B. llartmaa. mllliffljr V i.Kif For Coughs, Colds, Catarrh, HIBHMKK. Bttimlmi Catarrhal Condition* HMSaI! JjnilllllHl Tear a*)fbboc or a rslatir* p*rbapa will ■HHjt yiUIMUI tell you of the gnat merit and woaderiul carat, »* lore* esarted by thia wall known •"•Acina. They will tall of the ramarka- Ll * " r "*"r of peraooa who** sugaring* prorrd to ba of a catarrhal orlgla and whoa* improvement under tha infloeoca of *'• ra-»a nil steady from ttM date of tha have tiaM - nT'tmra l"y« >a for col< '• .* n ' 1 eetarrh. It ha* aeaed aiy life HRvV' " „ wmtl tim««. I believe fern ne the best V medicine in the world lor cold* and catarrh." &£***•*•»• * -We think Pauna moat eaaellent lot cold*. uTk "* t bend/* cooditioo* tod try alwe/e v *• r. D. No. *, Bea Ha. ■, Argyle. "Parana haa b.»n m» beet friend for aver yaar*. I try to keep a bet 4* In the bona* coeiaiantlj * Me*. Wflga Frearia, Vaabaaa. Teaaai "l took Pen M wbea laftnag from iritiale catarrh and It proved Una." A In* e—areaecy restedy. Pa m m la tha rellaaca and protection In thoueanrta of kaaaa. The eafa way I* to keep Pe-ra-aa ia the hoa*e all tba tin*, laaiet apca baring the old and original treatment for catarrh. SOLO EVERYWHERE TABLETS OR LIQUID THE PE-RU-NA COMPANY COLUMBUS, OHIO BY CYNTHIA GREY to the Vnitod State i rivtl tert-iee committion. Wathloffton. D. C, they tW place your name as Ike mailing list and mdftte pom when the next examination It la W- held. see Do the great deserts like the Sa hara and others ever have any rain- are protected from competition—at leaat up to a certain point. "But." a* one commission official told me, "looking at tho public util ity Question from It* larger phase, tho beet service and public benefit haa been found to come from monop oly with regulation. Regulated monopoly Is. after all. the stepping stone to public ownership: It's doubt Itw the neat best thing. "And If you would look Into tbe awful mesa stirred up In Loo An gelec, due to two phone Unes, I think there would be little argument on tho monopolistic attitude tho the word "monopoly* does not sound well to tbe average ear." In California at present there ars War rvmlnin who would Ilk* iranaral rulaa for compounding word* In Kngtlah will ramlv* a bulletin on thl* auhjact by writing lo Tha Hrallla Htar Waahlngton buraau, IS!S Now York av*„ Waahlngton, D. C„ and Im-loalng two cant* In at am pa for poataga. fall. or ara thay continually dry? All the yrent itri'ili arr tHMM ky light roinntor«i ul om time or an other. • oo What wera thn nama* and Ufa of tha Klamaaa twlna who dlad racanttyT Who wera tha original Mlamana twin*? Who ara tha aueoaaaora of tha Hlamraa twlna nowT Ara thara many of thaaa fraakaT T*» "Wamriii lulni," Ro»a and Jotefn lllatek. rflrd recently In CM iwjo. They uere well 01 er tO |Mri old The original Hlamete tuHnu were Chang and h'ng. modrt famo ui by /'urnu >n They died In IHI I. ape 63. at IMr h«m« near finllatury, N. C, uHlhln a few houri of each other. Itodi <-u and lioodlca, the Hindu tu-inn, uere dlttdfd mrfriw fully by an oper ation In 1901. There are many other example t of inch frrnkt of nature, Mian Uray will racalv* caller* In har offlr* Monday, Wadnaaday and Krklay from 1 to 3 p. m.. and on Tuaaday and Thuraday from 11 a. m to 1} tn. aach waek. I'laaaa do not com* at othar tlmaa aa It aartoualy Intarfaraa with har writing. the Torci brothert, the three.headed ehUd. which lived altho the headt were futed together. The pretent • • ccettort of the Hlamete liHs* are I'aity and Violet Hilton. It-pear-old girli. living Is San Antonio. Texas. see Have there been any persons born out of wedlock who achieved feme? Many ll«ir Homer trot probably illegitimate; Virgil certainly %cat. William I of England trai tAe sals ral eon Of Hubert le Dlable; hit mother teat a peaaanf girl of falalte Jean UssoU, "The Rattard of Or leaniran the natural «os of IJO sU due tVOrlea n« (brother of Charlen VI.) and tat one of Ike mo»t hril. liant toldiert France ever produced. • a a Who designed the Hrooklyn brldgs* John A Hoebling vat the detigner of the Brooklyn bridge. After hie death hie eon, Washington A. Koeb ling, cpmpletrd the detaile of the de- IVM • a e Where Is the hyena found? Are there any In Kurope? America? The soil typical and at the tame time familiar form of the hyena, k sows at the HrljM hyena. It found ranging from Abytinla and the Lib yan detert eattwarj to India, where it is common thruout the open ro«s try. Two other tpeciet are exelueii-e --ly found Is Africa »A« tpottcd hyena inhabit! nearly all Africa touth of the Sahara and hu si* Is packt. it covrapro ut and ravaging. 11l unearthly, coughing cry I* one of the moet terrifying of animal utter ances. The tr«m hyena <* found os W* tidet of Southern Africa near tAe coast and often la the tnosalata*. Hemaint of hyenat are found Is £«• rope at far north at Kngland and are, of courte. found is Aeia, b«f there hava been none ditcoverrd Is A merico. • • • What la tho total population of Ut* earth now? It is estimated af IJOtjtOafiOO. 720 (tat* llnea, carrying fu wngrm and freight, alt operating on certifi cates of necessity. A number of watar power. gas and electric plants are alao similarly operating—but It Ia In the autobus business that tha certificates hava played their larger part. In a word, tha commlaalon ha* de manded to ba abown (bat a necessity ralati befora Jmulni a permit to op*rat*. And onca thla necessity It tak»n rare of tha bar gnea down until a new necaanlty ran ba abown. when a competitive company may enter tha field. Tha partlea seeking a rartlftcata muat, first. present proof of tha pub lic need, either thru petitlona or tha statement of leading realdenta of a certain community. Than they muat preaant their tar- Iffa. protKMiad territory to be cor •red. extent of financaa and ability to »I*e service, the rata to be charged and almllar statistics. A hearing of tha commlaalon la held and any opponenta of tha plan ara given their Inning. If a necaa alty haa been proved tha permit I* granted. II I OM'RRN FAIIJI A.NOTIIKK MAY ENTER If, for any raaaon, tha concern fail* to give aervlce. complaint la made to the commlaalon and tha cer tificate may be revoked. Alao, If tha territory grows to any extent and the operating company la not giving adequate attention to Ita llnea, an other service can appear with a re quest. That tha plan holda good under tha law haa been ahown In teat caaea fought to the supreme court, with that body declaring In favor of the public utility commissioners. The commissioners take tha view that, altho a monopollatlo ay at em doubtleaa results. thru their regula tion the ratea can be kept within a fair margin of profit and no unrea nonabla price* grow out of the monopoly. It la further argued that, with the certainty of a margin of profit assured, a concern ran give the beat public aervlce and tha pub lic can be protected from tha posal blllty of the service going out of business due to throat cutting com petition. On the other hand, the opponenta charge that worthy competition sometime* Is denied Ita chance. COMPETITION OFTEN IS I'KKMITTKD This Is denied by William 11. Clary, assistant attorney for the commis sion. In a letter to E. V. Kuykendall, di rector of the Washington department of public works, Inquiring how the law hns worked, he wrote: "All competition I* not neceaaarlly eliminated by tbl* provlalon. When a utility I* not adrquately perform |n« It* duty to the public, tha com mlaalon cun and often doe#, permit another company to enter the field and compete with the exlMlnff com pany. In thla manner, utllltlea are Impelled to render the beat aervlca ponnlhle, under the constant lhr«n! that competition may he permitted; but no longr aa It malntalna Ita aland ard of aervlco required by the com mlnalon, the competition remalna only a threat. To a larife eitent, the benefit* of ft competitive ayatein are thua obtained without IU attendant •vll»." THE SEATTLE STAR Eight Demon strations Now Going On The Mid-Month Sale Mid-Month Sale of Brown Fibre Furniture Because the manufacturer had an accumulation of Sample and small lots of Fibre Furniture—and was willing: to sell them to us at a reduction—enables us to make this astonishing offer. There are One Hundred and Twenty-three pieces in this lot, and those illustrated are examples of some of the exceptional values. Cotton Sheet Blanketa $2.00 Pair 64 by 76-inch Cotton Sheet Blankets, in gray, tan and white, of excellent quality and finish; 92.00 pair. 60 by 76-inch Cotton Blankets. 92.25 64 by 76-inch Cotton Blankets, $2.50 68 by 80-inch Cotton Blankets, 92.85 Woolnap Blanketa $4.35 Pair 66 by 80-inch Woolnap (all cotton) Blank ets in assorted plaids of pink, blue, gray and tans; they are of good weight. Beacon Indian Blanketa at $5.50 66 by 80-inch Beacon Indian Blankets in a striking range of colors; all new designs. Drapery Section Features Extraordinary Savings Window Shadea 69c A year around necessity—Boo in green and tan colors; size 8 by 6 feet; on good rollers; each 60^. Oil Opaque Window Shades 95c 600 in this offering Colors green and natural linen; size 3 by 6 feet. If you wish to hang your own shades here is an opportunity to economize. These Shades are mounted on guaranteed rollers, and large sizes can be furnished at small additional cost. Marquisette Curtains 98c Pair This is a Final Clearance of these Cur tains, and if you want to get your share of them It will be necessary to be here early as the quantity is limited and the price is exceptionally low. The Curtains are 2*4, yards long, hemstitched, and others hem stitched with lace edge. THE GROTE-TOIWN (Q OTTO EJWBL. PrtMtut PIKE STREET AND SAVE—the Surest Way Is to Buy Here in Mid-Month Sale of Blankets The Heavy Beacon Blemketa at $7.2$ 66 by 80-inch Beacon Indian Blankets in newest patterns and rich, bright colors; all are beautifully finished. Mixed-Wool Blanketa $6.75 Pair 66 by 80-inch Wool-Mixed Gray Blankets with pink and blue borders; they are of good weight and nicely finished. All-Wool Blanketa $7.75 Pair 66 by 80-inch All-Wool Plaid Blankets in pink, tan, blue, and black and red block effects—splendid values. All-Wool Blanketa $8.95 Pair 70 by 80-inch All-Wool 6-pound Blankets made of virgin wool, and the neat plaid effects introduce blue, pink and gray color combinations. Sale of Floor Lamps FIFTEEN, ONLY—Medium-sized Floor Lamps; the stands are ma hogany-finished, and the Shades are made of silk; complete, each, 918.05. NINE, ONLY—Cedro Mahogany Floor Lamps in full size stands and beautiful silk and Georgette shades; complete, 929.85. Scotch Blankets $11.50 Patr 68 by 80* inch All-wool Scotch Plaid Blank ets of excellent quality and finiah. Fine Plaid Blankets 70 by 80-inch All-wool Plaid Blankets of 5- pound weight, in old rose, blue, lavender, and black and white effects. Soft All-Wool Blankets at $1650 72 by 84-inch Fine All-wool Blankets of softest texture and beautifully finished. The colors are old rose, pink, blue, tan and gray. Famous Pendleton Robes in a varied collection of new, striking color ings. These are very desirable for extra bed covering or for auto robes; priced 912,50, 9 14.50 and 918.50 each. —Tint Floor, Bedding Sectton Here's an Opportunity to Save on Good Used Furniture We accept U-ed Furniture as part payment on new Home Furnishings, and the Mid-Month Sale is for the purpose of keeping the accumulations of Used Furniture down and relieving the crowded condition of our Exchange Department. Among the BARGAINS available at this time, are: 10 Rockers, in all wood, from 92.00 to 910.00 1 Kitchen Queen for 93.00 1 Davenport, upholstered in velour, for 91-3.75 1 6-foot Leather-cushioned Davenport, 920.00 10 Library Tables, in all wood, 90.75 to 930.00 1 Three-piece Mahogany-finish Parlor Set, 97.75 1 Combination Buffet and China Closet, 927.50 1 Mahogany-finish Settee, $6.75 25 Odd Dining Chairs, 91-00 to 93.75 1 Sectional Bookcase, 4 sections, top and bottom, 920.00 1 Full-sized Brass Bed for 95.00 1 Full-sized Oak Bed for 91*00 1 Kitchen Table for 91-00 1 Fumed Oak Duofold Davenport, 925.00 10 Extension Tables, in good condition, 95.00 to 925.00 1 Cane Living Room Table, 94-00 6 Full-Sized Iron Beds, each 91-00 1 Victor Victrola, 915.00 1 Combination Bookcase, 913.75 1 42-inch Round Fiber Table, 910-00 1 Mahogany-finish Davenport Table, 925.00. 2 Lounged-back Fiber Rockers, each, 910-50 1 Combination Bookcase and Settee, 912.00 1 Fumed Buffet, solid oak, 915.00 1 Hourglass Reed Chair, 95.00 1 Upholstered Grass Arm Chair, 92.00 1 Mahogany-finish Music Cabinet, 95*00 1 Morris Chair, 94.00 PAGE 8 Eight Demon- strations Now Going Oil Extra! Mid-Month Specials in the Art Needlework Section 3,000 Spools of Royal Society Embroidery Cotton 5c Unbleached Muslin House Aprons, Stamped Ready for Embroidery 69c Good Quality Absorbent Towels, Stamped for Simple Embroidery 25c