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THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND —Los Angeles and South ern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sale at the news stands In the San Francisco ferry building and on the street! In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. A rile of The Los Angeles Herald can be neon at the office of our English representa tives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy A Co.. 30. Jl and 82 Fleet street. London, England, free of charge, and that firm will he glad to re ceive news, subscilptlons and advertise ments on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles R. Gates, advertising man ager. _________ Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN tit f-ETRORS-IM. fIJ We respectfully suggest a change of its title to the "impurity squad." Why not a law making it a misde meanor to talk about the big fight any more? Another noted actress has retired from the stage forever —until next season. it has been figured out that Margaret Illington's husband must have worn those guaranteed socks. The National Peace society might consider Rono as a good place to hold its next annual gathering. News from various cities shows that public sentiment still has a few knock -0 1; blows left in Its forearm muscles. Secretary Bailinger again Intimates that lie will die in the last ditch. Lots of people stand ready to supply the ditch. With half a dozen candidates for gov ernor of California, it will be necessary to pick the man by the process of elim ination. Little Chile is to have the biggest warship In the world, it will be neces sary to annex some more territory to get room for the garage. Actress Adele Richie has gone through the bankruptcy court. Adele is behind the times. She should have got her advertising by "retiring" from the stage. President Taft of course holds tin belt for 'I)'- number of miles traveled In a given time, but we should say that by this time Philip Btanton is a close second. The Lincoln-Roosevelt leaders have " iin appeal for funds. When the old machine wanted money from its beneficiaries it didn't issue appeals. It just took it. 'I i!" riuht to yell at a ball name has. been affirmed by a Michigan bis!)-.],. But '.in tve have a dispensation to mob the umpire when he rules against the home team? In exonerating President Taft'fl son from guilt for running down a i trian with his auto the Massachusetts hlghu n says: "Not guilty, but don't do it again." Count Zeppelin Is ■ | to build an other passenger airship. But If they cait guarantee an; het< r service than the last they won't be popular on the pay-as-j ou-enter plan. Ip In the i orl hern part iif the state, in the apple belt, thi-y talk of erecting ;i statue in Adam and i\\ c. Ap] ro pi Inte pi tee; bui :; •■ Bg district should al.-o regard them n patron saints. Eal the \\hole «heat br< ad, from which the nutriment hasnM been re flned to ■ "I; pn tty, and the question «nether I I I flour is wholesome or i ol ■■ m'( nei I to bother A Long i loach mar killi himi I to .. i Ho( 'i idach* " ■ sus iii in tin.-. So hi hranU uf tho v headache i owders tl t are sold might be appropriately named the Harl Karl. N< w Jersey will ■ refu c to grant man lage llci and Inebriates. Now, If they should make t)u same rule with r sard to iii vorces how many decroos would i>" re (used? STOP THE PRIZE FIGHTS WE HOPE the elty council will a< t upon the mayor's suggest ieii and prohibit prise fights, or, as they are called in the language of the sporting fraternity, "boxing exhib itions," being carried on in this city. If anything were needed to show the tendency of this sort of exhibition to attract to a city In which it is given characters of the most undesirable kind, it would be furnished by the press reports of the character of a large majority of the people who flocked to Reno to sco a citizen of California,, who should hnvn been more worthily engaged, being pounded into insensi bility by a negro pugilist. The truth is thnt the pugilistic game as carried on at the present time by the sporting fraternity has the same effect in attracting undesirables as had the racing game ns carried on in this State by Tom Williams anil his kind until it was prohibited by law. It is a groat pity that the legitimate | sport nf racing, conducted for the pur pose of improving the breed oC horses as it was many years ago in this country, should have been taken hold of by b lot of disreputables and used simply ami solely for the purpose of niching money from the pockets of people who could not afford to lose it, just as roulette, faro or any other gambling game is used. It is also a pity that the art of box- i ing. not only harmless, but a helpful i exercise, has been taken hold of by the same class of people who have spoiled the racing game—men Who pro mote exhibitions purely for the purpose of making money, and who do not care how dirty the money is so long as they make it. If any one will attend one of these exhibition! he will undoubtedly find :i tew respectable men there, but the large majority of people whom they attract are people, whose presence in any community Is n menace to it, They are not producers Of value In any sense of the word, and they are a burden both upon the material and moral re sources of any community of which they become members. The sooner the elty of Los Angeles can rid Itself of the professional fight- Ing game, with all its attending evil*, the better it will he for both the moral and material well being of the city. POLITICAL STRAWS OYSTER BAY is the chiof center of observation for those who are lookin.tr for straws to see which way the political wind is blowing 1. l"p to date it must be said thnt if Colonel Roosevelt is leaning any way in the fight between the reactionary and progressive wings of his pnrty it is emphatically toward the latter. The latest visitor. Mr. Pointdexter. whom the colonel openly praised after his call, is one of the most radical of the insurgent group. Senator La Pollette, Senator Bur kett. Representative Murdock, Repre sentative Madison. Gifford Pinchot and former Becretary Garfleld are some of the rebels who have come away from Sagamore Hill with faces too wide not to be very , :L::ificant. but reticent con cerning their Interviews, doubtless by arrangement. They could refuse to talk much, but they could not dis semble their real feelings. It must he said that if the former president is with Aldrlch, Cannon, Ballinger and other lenders Mr. Taft hns preferred to lean upon, he is taking a queer way of showing it. However, a report has gone out—how authentic cannot be said—that Colonel velt is seeking a way whereby he may Indorse the Taft administration in Ills first political speech when he breaks his present silence. There is no doubt of his personal liking for Taft and he must feel a sort of respon sibility for his legatee in the White House. 11" may do as is predicted. if so. it will in- generally credited to that personal feeling and. strong as is his influence with the masses, he will not be able to change the general dis trust of Mr. Taft as an amiable man in tli" control of strong minds that find it profitable to interests they represent to exercise power In Washington. There will be great interest in the speech Roosevelt Is to make in the listrict of Congressman Murdock of Kansas at an early day, bul If it pats both Bides on the back it will be dls appointing and unconvincing. The In surgent movement has not only grown too big for any man but for any party :, i, ■11, nnd the likelihood is that the former president, with his usual keen ness, will see the fact before he comes from under rover. TOO HOPEFUL ONE "f our hopeful local contem porarli a f< lieltatea the Los An geles shipper on the pi ospeci of relief from expreHf extortion because 1 the American Express company has ar ranged to enter the local Held on Sep tember 1, the Inference being that thla is jtoinn to bring übobui a healthy competition in this Held. It must bo gtrnndely Ignorant of the situation, nr it would not thus beguile itself or its readeri. There is no stronger community of lnti rest in th.' country than that of the four leading express companies, and no better compact than they main tain to eliminate competition. For many years the Adams and American jointly controlled the United States company. Last year the LJnlti d Btate stock held by tin- Adam American was sold to K. 11. Harrlman, whose railroad interests controlled the Wells- Fargo, In return the Harrlman In teri I parted with a big block of Wi 111 Fargo stock to the American company. The Southern, one of the smaller com panies, owns $111,Siii) of Adams stock ami $118,500 of American. The railroad routes are apportioned out among the various members of tills combination, with exclusive contracts, and I bus they are enabled noi to i>" ir!i on 'i'!i other's preserves. This lark of ■ tltion is one of the best argu iih iii.- ior government control, The new railroad law gives this control in- LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 1910. /^ """"V J %*£>/>/* ]/—^WS^^^ to the hands of the interstate commerce ! commission. It is to be hoped that it will exercise that control for the bone- i fit of the public. Nobody docs business | with any one of the units of this ex press monopoly and comes away from the counter without a feeling that he has had his pocket picked. There are few businesses in the country that earn such enormous divi- dends on such comparatively small capital invested. Last year the Wells- Fargo earned 55.3 per cent on a capi tal stock full of water and wind. By cutting- a melon of $10,000,000 (which means that they divided that much new stock among their shareholders without the addition of a single dollar of new investment) they really got a dividend of 600 per cent. There are two ways to get relief from this extortion. One is by govern ment regulation of rates. The other, and more promising, way is the estab lishment of a parcels post for small packages, such as e-:ists in Germany, England and other countries. That will come when the express companies' in fluence in congress is wrested away from them. MUD SLINGING UP to the present the campaign for the governorship of Califor nia on the Republican side has been animated but clean. Now, how ever, one mini battery has been un limbered and things are setting per sonal. To the Sacramento Bee, which is a supporter of Hiram Johnson, one W. H. Fraser, signing himself as sec retary of the Nat Cilery organization, sends a letter, of which the following is a paragraph: Under the Clark administration there was an organization in Sacra mento which at present is known not only to the people of Sacra mento but also to the people of the state of California us the Con centration Camp (and still better known as the Bull Pen), which is one of the worst places a city could have and a place where many of our families and children have to pass daily. Gambling was going on under the Clark administration, as well pa under administrations before them, and as corporation counsel for Sacramento Hiram W. John son was consulted In regard to these matters by ex-Mayor Clark, but no move was made to clone the vile resorts. These are serious statements, but not so serious that the Bee does ' ■•' at once meet them with Irrefutable proof, It shows that Hiram Johnson left Sacramento to reside li San Fran cisco In 1902,, and the Bull Pen vvi not opened until January, 1003. Johnson was never In any way connected with or consulted about the prosecution, And as for gambling in Sacramento, It was suppressed during the Clark Rd ministration, and Hiram Johnson, as corporation counsel, was the very man who applied the big stick that put it out of business. So that the mud spatters back on the man behind ii" gun. Instead of being an effective weapon against the man it was aimed at it proves a moat effective argument against the man who sent it. Whoever may be the next governor, it ought not to be one who .so discredits himself ps to retail reck less personalities about a rival who has treated others in the race with entire courtesy. A Massachusetts Grand Army post Is going to entertain a post of Confederate veterans from Richmond, if the Union veterans have forgiven the boys In gray tin y ought not to oppose the erec ion or a proposed statue to Robert K. Lee. According to the New York Herall cigarette smoking among women has become so common'that smokers' out fits are popular bridal presents, Them arc some growing evils as real as th ■ white plague or the white slave traffic. Preparing for the Last Stand Merely in Jest HE JUST SIMPLY ASKED.' An orator with long whiskers was eloquently making a free silver speech. "Gents." said he. "our country's wel fare demands that silver be kept at its face value. If the government marks a dollar a dollar it follows that it must be worth 100 cents." "Excuse me—may I ask a simple question?" spoke up a man in the rear of the hall. "Certainly, sir," said the orator. "Then," said the man coming- for ward. "If th^ government marked your whiskers hay would a mule eat them?" —Ladies' Home Journal. ROCKEFELLERS BEST STORY Rockefeller's favorite story Is about two Irishmen who were discussing him and his wealth. Rockefeller tells It as follows: ■I'o yez know," said Pat to his friend, '"that this Rockyfeller is the richest man in the world?" "Yez don't say!" answered Mike. "Vis, he is. and ivry toime that clock ticks off a minute he is $1000 richer." "Be Jabers," replied Mike, "git me an ax and Ol'll smash the clock." ALL IN THE FAMILY First Fair Autolst—Did you have to pay any damages to that man you ran over? Second Fair Autoist—No. Fortu nately, he was my husband. —Jewish i. dger. THE WAY IT WORKS "What is love?" she asked. "Love." in- answered, "is a brand of insanity that makes a man tall a 200 --pound woman his little tootsy-wootsy." —Exchange. A COMING STATESMAN Teacher—Hobby, you were not at school yesterday. Bobby—Nope. I was paired wit' Skinny Jones.—Chicago Tribune. AUTISTIC CANDOR "Why do you call your picture •Dawn'?" "Because," replied the young impres sionist, "few people knw what dawn looks like hence tiny are likely to take my word for it." — Chicago Rec . [-Herald. RECKLESS "Can you support my child?" asked the old man sternly. "Support her? 1 could support the whole faml.y," the youth boasted. Afterward he regretted thin he had not l;i '-I! more temperate in hla npi i ii. —Buffalo Expn .«■-. AX IBKRN ADVANTAGES . l.iti |c K\ elyn had received many pretty birthday gifts, "i iliinir you are :, fortunate little girl." said her aunt, "When I was .i little girl I was thank ful to ;et even one birthday present," "Oh, dear," replied Evelyn, with d shudddi r, "I'm glad I didn't live in Bible limes." State Press Echoes ll. id it been known thai, the Cali fornia governor ■■'...aid do anything that those Borneo natives need never have been imported, wild men are a druK on th. market. Milwaukee) Sentinel. The filling; up of the empty west is no longer left to chance, or the per sonal appeals of colonists. The west ern states advertise. Colorado and California have long flooded the oast with tales of golden opportunity. And now Arkansas enters the lists with an advertising campaign as definite and • malic as If it were planned to exploit a new cigar.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Why did Governor Gillett of Cali fornia agree to the Jeffries-Johnson prize fisht and then, after the arena had been almost completed, order in fight out of the state? Advertising. Governor Gillett is probably a candidate for president, and is look- Ing for an engagement with the chau tauqua circuit. What a line line this would be for a Chautauqua poster: "The Man Who Whipped Both Jef fries and Johnson!" How th« Jays would scramble for tickets!— Atchlnon GloVie. Public Letter Box TO CORHESPONDEN IS—Letters Intended for publication must be accumpanlad by tha name and addrr«s of the writer. The Herald gives the widest latitude to correspondent*, but assumes no responsibility for their view* 1 Mters must not succeed 200 words. PRAISES THE STAND AGAINST PICTURING FIGHT BRUTALITY Editor Herald: it is pleasing to note the outburst of opposition throughout the country against the indiscriminate display of bestial brutality, for what ever may be said in pugilism's favor, there can be no question regarding its baneful effects upon the tender minds of our children. The parents of this city owe The. Herald a debt of gratitude for its at titude an this question. There are a few people who seem to think that those who oppose these displays are lacking- in courage, are effeminate and cowards. Nothing can be further from the truth. It Is a wave of righteous Indignation by men and women who are lovers of their country, who would keep it clean and who are lovers of healthy sports and gram's that make for true manhood. The writer of this loves a game of bowling as well as any man. and if a slight feeling of chagrin is Bensed at the losing of a game it is Bwallowed up in the love of the game for Its own .sake. Now, Mr. Editor, I hope you will continue to uphold the chief of po lice in his determination to prevent these objectionable features from get ting a foothold here, for the children's sakes. And I am at a loss to account ! for the silence of your evening con temporary, the Express, on this ques tion. J. K. Los Angeles, July 7. COMPLAINS ABOUT TREATMENT AT THE SOLDIERS' HOME Editor Herald: Would you kin<\ly stir up the officers a little through the columns of your paper? There is a screw loose somewhere about this home, for five days we have not had an ounce of oleo, the kind of butter liny give us to eat. Tonight for sup per we had com and white bread and weak alfalfa tea, no butter, molasses or honey. We had raw apricots, and many of them green. They turned all the old mi v out of the hospital who were working there. They said they were too "id t" work. Now they are detailing the same old men, without pay, lo do the same work. Ton old to work for pay. but not too old to .'.oik without pay. The home is paying a lot of young ladles to wait on ihe t:'!il" $L'H a month, at the same time detailing old men without pay to help them. Will you expose their rascalities and help us old men? JERRY BIMPKINS. Soldiers' Home. July 5. PUGILISM REACHES RIGHT LEVEL WITH GORILLA CHAMP Editor I [erald: Pugilism ha 11 m hed Ito level at last. It now has (or Its | champion a being who culln himself .i gorilla, Gorillas are not celebrated cither for Intelligence or respectabil ity, Anyone who now expresses ad miration for pugilism convicts himself of having low ideals. I.icunv STONER. [nglowood, July 7. POLITICAL REPARTEE ■The motto c|' cur party is "I'lirn the [;asi a Is (till !' " "Well, I suf'ss your party has turned out in..re r-iscals, than any other." ELOPING UP TO DATE The coatleu man puts a earth i aim 'Round the waist "i th« lint l<■■■■■; sir), While over tho iliiHUesa, tnudlm roads lii a horsolens wascn '"■■: whirl, i.ik a lrn<Jlons bullet from a hammorlifa gun; By tmokeleu powder driven They fly to laate the ■pceohlou Joyn By i in I less union given. The only lvii ihi -"i 'ii;l colntcia purse" Afford* to till I" tin? means Is ii taateleu meal of boocleai cod With ■■ Ulah of itrlnglfm bean«. Up tmokea hla old tobaixulßM pipe Ami lauglu ■ ptlrthltu laugh V. I"-" papa til. s to '-IX her hack 1,3- wlrtleu telagi aph. —Motor Record. "Outlook" Condemns Ballinger The following exeeellngly conserv ative estimate of the Baillnger oaaa which appeared in the oolumni of tiio Outlook 1m interesting, ihkl when the fait is considered that Mr. Roosevelt is oiit- of the editors of that publloa tlon the condemnation of Mr. BalUn ger contained in It may be accepted as siKiiltlciint : •■on the stand before the committee Mr. Bellinger has been evasive in his answer* and hae shown the greatest feeling, nut over any danger to public property, but over what he calla an attack op his reputation. He has re* peatedly attempted to explain letters lie has signed by aecrlblng the prep aration of them to subordinates and to explain actlona by laying that though thoy were taken by subor dtnatei In accord with ins itrongly expressed wish they wore not done under hie order*. He has repeatedly denounced hla subordinates, the direc tor and chief engineer of the reclama i tlon service, n l lll he has made stats- I menti which, ai they would be or dinarily underatoo l. do not accord ; with the facts. Hla counsel, apparent ly with his consent, has held the con servation policy nf the last adminis tration up tn ridicule Mr. Olavla should not be condemned. He has rendered Important service. Be lieving, as he did, that the public in terest was in danger he could not have pursued any other course than that of appealing to the president "Tiie evidence, however, is clear that the ethical standards which Mr. Bal llnger has adopted are not those which the American people In these days have a right to expeel In their public : irvi nts. The law honesty which Mr. Balllnger believes he observed in rep resenting coal claimants Is not the proper measure for a public servant's ! conduit- The fact that as secretary of the interior he recommended an en gineer to accompany a member of the linn that is associated with the (jUg- Instances of Official Oversight The fact tiiat Hie words "and of the British dominion beyond the sens" were omitted from the printed copy of King George's proclamation is, by no uniiiiH. the <>?)]>• remarkable in stance of official oversight, in fact, only a few days later Kitif; Kdward w.is described, on the breastplate of his coffin, ai ha\inj? departed this Ufa In the ninth, instead of the tenth, year of his reign. The dominion of Canada Is Just now very much exercised and amused at a strange mistake made by its , govern ment, relating to the money-teat im- I posed on emigrant!— except agricul tural folk and domestic servants—go- Ing to Canada. The order In council, as passed and circulated In England, states that "any Immigrant arriving between .March 1 and October SO Inclusive shall, as a condition of being allowed to enter the dominion, have at the time of arriving money to the amount of at least £5, of his or her own, in addition to such sum of money as will purchase a ticTtet or transport for such immigrant to his or her destination in Canada." Then a later paragraph goes on to say that, from November 1 to the last day of February following, the sum shall he £10, etc. Thus it will be noticed that nothing whatever Is said about October 31. So that the law, as now laid down and passed, would not prevent any steam ship company or immigration agency from landing as many undesirables or America Welcomes Roosevelt Home The colonel is once more at home among his own people, and such is the force of his tremendous personality that he is even more the object of popular attention, affection and re spect than when he held the most im portant office known to the civilized world. He has seen many nations and far countries and by them all he was welcomed and feted. He was made the center of interest among all the peo ples because he is recognised as the best living and active embodiment of the American idea. of course, he said things that made people talk. That Is Roosevelt He is a mightily plain spoken man. but his sincerity and good will are so mani fest that none may take offense save those who by meticulous criticism of a big man may hope to grain a brief at tention. Envy loves a shining mark. Among those who laboriously seek to elevate themselves by (limbing on Roosevelt's shoulders and sticking pins in him is AY. 11. Hearst, who is feed i ing his ridiculous vanity by abusing the colonel because his language was not attuned to the slender pink tea diplomacy. Roosevelt did not rule his ! speech by the canona of court etiquette but spake his mind freely. Nobody took offense, because Hie honest in- Something About Paris Markets As one drives homeward from the i opera up the Champa Qlysees, one j meets an Intermittent procession of two-wheeled .arts drawn by strong healthy horses walking at slow pace and without direction, tor the driver] has fallen asleep on his high-piled load » of vegetables sometimes a mass of snowy onions, sometimes 1 wall of orange carrots, Bometimes a k |j:'l bank of green lettuce leaves, These wagons an Ive toward 2 o'clock at the Halles. where their contents arc unloaded and I soi,i off at auction to the market . women. On the sidewalk from fi until j s o'clock there is a retail sale carried 1 on of the "green goods," which on the stroke of s muß» all have vanished from sight. The I'aii: Halles, or central markets, cover a surface of 89.000 yards, One hundred million pounds of meat arc sold there in a year. 44,000,000 pounds of chicken, and a number equally ap palling of bushels of potatoes and vegetables, of pounds of fish and but ter, of dozens of eggs. Aside trom the people whi to buy at the Halles Centrales, and the vast number <>r ON THE DOWN.HILL PATH When Air. Newrleh was asked, on his return to Peorla, what he thought of Italy, he hesitated for several seconds. •I want to speak fair about every country ['ye been In on my travels," be B ald, slowly, "and ' there are points about some parts of that Byetallan country that I'd like to see eopiad right here in Peoria. "I'm referring," said Mr, Newrleh, 1.11 inn his »low and heavy gase rest on .ii,. member ol the audience afti r an other, "to the natural beauties of the country, you understand. When you come to buildings, the whole of Italy. particularly Rome, has seen her beel days In nay opinion, and «(i|in 'em n (food while ago, uliut'H more."— Youths c.'omuunion. Keiiheims In a trip to Investigate op portunities for exploiting the mintns regions Of Alaska indicates that his opinion of what is delicate and tltting iv a public Official is not 111 accord with the standards to which a public official should hold himself. The rea son he nave for exonerating an an« •-ineer of the reclamation service for accepting B retainer from a railway with which, an a representative of tho government, this engineer was dealing affords another Illustration of Secre tary BaUlnger'a standards of public official conduct. These speoiflc illus trations arc in accord With his par ticipation in his own exoneration and with his resistance to the search for facts in the case. His attitude as thus Illustrated h.lps to explain the gen eral tone of the Interior department Officials as shown In .'.ie testimony. . "Specifically with regard to the his tory Of the Cunningham claims the facts show that Mr. l'allinger was Ill advised to act as attorney for tho agent of the claimants; that having acted as attorney it was unfortunate that be was prevailed upon to accept (be office of secretary of the interior; that having found it not inconsistent id have served the claimants after serving the government, and having accepted the office of secretary of the interior, it was wrong for him to re fuse to defend the interests of the gov ernment agalnsi what be regarded as invalidated claims; that having con cluded that lie could not protect tho interests of the government it was In cumbent upon him to resign; and that after remaining in office though ln capacltated from protecting this prop erty from illegal claims, he la not in a position to bold the confidence of the owners of the ptcperty—the people of the United Slates. . . Tli.' ver dict of history will be that ho did not Understand either the spirit and pur poses of the people of his time or tho duties and functions of his great Office." diondun Answers) poverty-stricken folk as they plensod, and were able to, on October 31 next! This curious Instance of oversight reminds one thai when peace wns pro claimed after the late Boer war the Plymouth folk were so enthusiastically engaging themselves in celebrating the occasion that they forgot to send word about ihe notable event to the light house keepers at the Kddystone! And for eleven days those quiet men, guarding the lonely lighthouse, wnn dered what nil the display of rockets, colored lights, etc., they s.iw night after night might mean. Even morn extraordinary was an oversight of the foreign office many years ago. The inhabitants of one of the Palnii'ston Islands. In the Pacific, under our rule, were dependant for much of their food—apart from what their own island produced— on the shipping supplies arranged for them by our foreign office In Whltehnll. But (or nine months not a ship came to the islands, and as the extreme heat was killing the cocoanut trees and every other eatable fruit, the plight of the Islanders was desperate. The peo ple were without food, and the actual owner of the islands died from want; whilst most ..f the residents were per ishing, and many had actually di. d, when at last a vessel named The Em pire chanced to call, and thus enabled them to Ret some food. Then It wan discovered thnt the Whitehall rulers had entirely forgotten to arrange for the usual supplies during that year. San Fraru'isi'" Call.) tent ion was obvious and the frlondly spirit manifest. What does the future hold for Roose velt? There are those who like to conjure up the specter of Caesarism and a one-man power ruling the des tinies of this nation. To those we say that they have not understood or ap preciated the honest patriotism of the man. He. must remain, from tho abounding force of his personality, the most commanding and impressive fig ure in American life and politics, but his role will be thai of counsellor, the guide, philosopher anil friend of the people. What course he will pursue In rela tion tr> pending controversies that agi tato the commonwealth we do not know. That he will give advice, and Freely, is certain, and that advice will be Incdad. Somebody wrote on the day that Roosevelt retired to private station that, although no longer president and officially no greater than the humblest citizen, he would still continue to bo the most interesting personality In Amercan life, and the object of as much public attention as at any pe riod while he, held the reins of power. That foreenst is in the way of ful fillment. All America waits for Roosevelt to speak. (LlDDlncott'i Magazine) i hotels and institutions which provide | themselves with food at this source, there are twenty-nine smaller markets held in the different quarters of Paris every day, which have no other supply j than the Hallos. The reason for I serving themselves thus through an Intermediary instead of applying dl ! rectly to the suburban truckslers and the coastwise fishermen is that thero liv- are avoided the complications in -1 volyed by the laws Of hygiene, which 1 arc very stritt in Paris. Every par tlcle of food admitted to the counters Of the Dames dcs Halles must first have been inspected and Judged fit for the human palate by a commission which holds its s'-ance.s between mid night and 8 in the morning, performing test experiments upon hungry gulnea ptgg! The effects no doubt prove fatal rather often upon these poor "tasters," [or there are 440,000 pounds of meat seized every year and destroyed with quick-lime, while an equal amount of set tlsli i« cast to destruction, together with 16.000 poundi of frwb-water fish, thousands of lobsters, and, iast as al ways In the procession, 190,000 snails! THE RETURN OF FERGUSON A niglit clerk in a hotel sat dozing: at his desk at about 1 a. m., when a man In evening clothes came in as if labo riously tryiiiß to walk a crack, and said: "I'm Fcrsruson; key to room 44." The sruest disappeared in the direc tion of his room, one night up. In a few minutes a man in his shirtsleeves, with a flattened silk hat on the side of his head, and with one shoe on a foot and the other In his hand, came In and paid: "I'm I'Vr.shon; koy to for-for." ••Mr. Ferguson ju.st took his key and \\< in up." "Mr. Fershon Just fell out window 'n' left key Inside. Kindly lemme have 'nothur."—Everybody's Magazine.