A growing evil
'A Growing Evil Â· There is some discussion of having an "anti-narcotic temple" as 'onÂ» of the exhibits at the forthcoming Golden Gate International Exposition on Terba Buena Shoals in San Francisco Bay. .If one of the purposes of the 'Opposition is to be truly educa- ' tional, that might be a very !ldea, though the propojed name 'for the exhibit and its building '. Â·will need very considerable 1m- '' jirovement. ! Â· ' Police arid health authorities ; nearly everywhere are in agree- 'ment that the use ot narcotics Is ' en tha increase in the Vnited j States. Perhaps the biggest prob- ilem today Is the marijuana evil. ; Tha hemp plant is MQ easy to the narcotic product can be sold to. cheaply, that the marijuana cigarets, known colloquially as "reefers," are procurable by men Â·women and children in all large cities and many small ones, sometimes at a price as low as a apiece. ' But the use of morphine and heroin also iÂ« on the increase TheÂ» narcotic drugs are chiefly imported, and, on the Pacifi Coast at sny rate, most of them it in 33 come from the Orient. The Japa-| a9 r.ese have gone into the narcotic busings In a Kg way In Man- n t his ehoukuo p.nd North Chine, ami flooding the world with morphine End heroin. Tlenctin, China, to- d*y is considered the narcotic capital of the world, and tha ness is exclusively hands. in The mtnac"! of r.s.'coti-'f, t'n fore, is. very r?*I and serious one, and thq more people can be taught f^out the perils n| addiction, the letter for th^ nation. In Jh!i Jipld, as :n r.-,s.r,.v tthrrÂ«, her en ounce of prevention is w o rr.tny tons of care. Indeed, the narcotic habit, bnÂ« thnroophly q'.ilred, iÂ» difficult to cure. And sut*ly no one nowaday!" r.neis to le reminded of fh? farl that narto'lcg are s. potent ally criminality, epneriaUy of the vio- Irnt sort. The Chinese in Kwangtung Province continue to shoot down ers, narcotic addicts and even, it is rumored, the blind ami ! crippled. / The Spartan? were not noted tha qwJily of mercy, but at they ware hinder than that disposed of thrir defectives at birth. But even that did not get them anywhere or anything except and the laws of Ly- CUIfTU* The Chinese are long on History; they ought to give .8. little thought to the Spartan*.