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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

GEORGE DOUGLAS

12 NO EASY TASK

STANTON COBLENTZ

14 SCROGGS' BIBLE

JACK WEST

15 WHO DID IT?

ARTHUR L. DAHL

17 BUT STILL- Verse

MILO BAKER

20 EDUCATED PESSIMISTS

SARAH WILLIAMSON

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

JAMES HANSON

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

DOROTHY GARDINER

59 LINES TO THE POPPY. Verse

ALICE L'ANSON

61 ALL IN ONE SUMMER DAY

HELEN MANN

63 THE REDWOOD. Verse

MILDRED STEWART

64 QUITE A PICNIC

LYMAN SEELYE

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

IRENE HADLEY

71 DEMOCRACY IDEAL AND REAL

STANTON COBLENTZ

73 JUST SPANISH

BEATRICE JONES

74 ALMA MATER

FISWOODE TARLETON

77 COMPARISON OF CLIMATES

JOSEPH JACOBSON

79 MY FIRST LOVE

RENE BIZET

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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

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