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THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF THE WEST B. G. BARNETT, Publisher.
THOMAS E. FLYNN, Managing Editor
CONTENTS FOR AUGUST, 1920 MAKING DEMOCRACY SAFE FOR CRIME THOMAS E. FLYNN
9 THE RAVAGES OF TIME. „Verse
ELI L. HUGGINS
11 AWARD OF PRIZES
12 NO EASY TASK
14 SCROGGS' BIBLE
15 WHO DID IT?
ARTHUR L. DAHL
17 BUT STILL- Verse
20 EDUCATED PESSIMISTS
21 EUROPE'S STARVING MILLIONS
B. G. BARNETT
22 WILSON'S DISCOVERY OF EUROPE HARVEY BROUGHAM
26 CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
LILIAN HALL CROWLEY
27 TO ONE AWAY. Verse
CARL W. WAHRER
29 THE ALLEY'S VAMPIRE
CARLETON W. KENDALL
30 PREFERS POETRY TO POLITICS
HENRY MEADE BLAND
31 UNDER THE YELLOW FLAG
J. B. THOMAS
33 THE CITY OF ROMANCE
J. E. HASTY
39 THE HERMIT OF LANAI
43 TAMALPAIS IN AUGUST. Verse
HENRY FITZGERALD RUTHRAUFF 48 THE BLACK OPAL. (Concluded)..
CAROLINE KATHERINE FRANKLIN 49 THE CALL FROM WOODLANDS Verse.. B. J. WYMAN
52 STORIES FROM THE FILES
E. CLARENCE O'DAY
53 THE MEADOW-LARK. Verse
KATHERINE M. PEIRCE
58 PEDRO CROSSES THE BORDER
59 LINES TO THE POPPY. Verse
61 ALL IN ONE SUMMER DAY
63 THE REDWOOD. Verse
64 QUITE A PICNIC
65 THE CROOK WHO HAD A PULL
CHARLES HORACE MEIERS
69 WHERE THE WINDS BLOW ON FOREVER HILDA LAURA NORMAN
70 WOMAN'S INSTINCT SUPREME
71 DEMOCRACY IDEAL AND REAL
73 JUST SPANISH
74 ALMA MATER
77 COMPARISON OF CLIMATES
79 MY FIRST LOVE
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Copyrighted, 1919, by the Overland Monthly Company.
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HE judicial scandals continue to When honest and prudent settlers, who Tagitate all honest citizens in San hope to live within the laws, and rear
Francisco. Seldom has an English- families that will become in their turn speaking community seen anything in decent fathers and mothers, desire to find official life, more disgraceful than the a congenial community, they do not select effort to cloak the rascalities of the San one where courts are notoriously corrupt, Francisco police court. That the State municipal government dominated by government at Sacramento should be small-town politics, and taxation a crushallowed to smother investigation is more
ing load for the small property-owner. than an impeachment of the civic spirit It is not desired to convey, in this of San Francisco. It is an impeachment article, the inference that all, or any of of the honesty and patriotism of the entire these things characterize the great city State of California-a blot upon the of San Francisco. The intention is to reputation of the commonwealth which discuss the ill-judged proceedings of the should be speedily effaced.
State government at Sacramento, as repWhat classes of settlers would seek a resented by the attorney-general's office, community where public charges of dis- in preventing full investigation of the pohonesty in courts of justice, presented by lice courts of San Francisco. To show up a regularly drawn grand jury, could be all the derelictions of those unsavory smothered by an edict of the attorney tribunals would be a task of Herculean general's office, in spite of the insistent magnitude, if not an utter impossibility. demand of the Bar Association of the Such is the thought of many citizens. city?
At least some attempt at investigation, Would not the attorney-general's pro- worthy of the name, should be made. A cedure be tantamount to an invitation to smoke cloud of legal technicalities should the outlaws of crookdom—the thieves not be interposed for the benefit of the and murderers of the highway and the accused officials. Least of all should it home—the confidence sharks, the political be thrown across the vision of indignant parasites, the bank-wreckers, the pro citizens by the State government, which fessional embezzlers, the despoilers of in its interference with judicial scandals widows and orphans—all the wolves, in a municipality, is stretching its hawks and buzzards of the underworld authority, promoting centralization of to flock to the community where justice government, and furnishing material for might profiteer with false weights in her
eights in her revolutionary Bolsheviks. scales and escape exposure?
No question can be raised of the