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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 Franoiico ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by MVheatley and by Amos News Co. A file of The Los Angeles Herald can be Been at the office of our English represen tatives, Messrs. E. and J. Hardy & Co.. 30, SI and 82 Fleet street. London. England. free of charge, and that firm will be glad to receive news, subscriptions and adver tisements on our behalf. On all matters pertaining to advertising address Charles H. Gates, advertising man ager. Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN 11^ RET RORSUM. ;fll "Remember the Maine." Shades of Thomas B. Reed and Nel- Bon Dingley, what next! Monday was a sort of surprise day in court for the Sunset Telephone com pany. In maintaining that they cannot live on their present income the railroads are almost human. Los Angeles now has a policewoman. Will she fortify herself with the custo mary male escort, the Billy? That special investigator of western Insurgency, James S. Sherman, is re spectfully referred to the east. Lorimer's friends plan to give him a big testimonial dinner. So the fat cor ruptionlst shall be "vindicated." Weather item: A heavy snowstorm fell along the extreme northeaßtern coast of the United States on Monday. A new paper in Havana Is called the Chanticleer. Pretty soon the publisher ■will be crowing about his large circu lation. It will be a good while before the bosses again try to shelve a man of Roosevelt's type by making him vice president. It was very rude of Arizona to dis regard Hitchcock after he came all the way from Washington to tell them how they should do it. The new policewoman will inspect the dance halls and rinks. A large number of young women are doing that dally and nightly, more's the pity. Some of the statements of campaign expenditures made by candidates in the recent primaries read as if there was a mental reservation behind them. D. J. McGillicuddy, one of the new Maine congressmen, is an Irishman. While he is progressive, the voters de cided to stand Pat as far as he is con cerned. When Mr. Taft was in Maine on his vacation he advised the people to hold their state election In November, like most of the other states. Could ho have had a premonition? As we understand the interview given out by Cavalieri's brother, it is true that the diva has copped all of Chan ler's big fortune, but in other respect! the stories are greatly exaggerated. Hundreds of Americana who went abroad in first-class style are coming home in the steerage. If that's what a European vacation does to them, no wonder they try to smuggle at this end. We could feel a little more reconciled to the hobble skirt and waste basket hat if we were not sure that the mo distes are at work on other diabolical disfigurements for the female form di vine. With all the rails, ties and cars out of the way the S. P. admits that it can see the San Pedro matter in a clearer light. What has been referred to as a. concession matter becomes a recession. The county tax rate for next year is forecasted at UO cents. Manager Eld ridge should make; it enough so that after his private enterprises are taken care of there will be miffleient remain- Ing for public nee<ls. Wall street doesn't like Col. Roose velt, and the Socialists don't like him; »o we assume from the reaulti of his tour that there are a good many Amer icans who don't care much what either Wall street or the Socialists like. ARIZONA HAS DONE WELL THE result of the (lections held in Arizona on Monday shows that our sister territory is true to herself and that she lias Intrusted the making of the constitution, which will be her organic law as a state, to the Democratic party. This result will secure to Arizona those expressions of the most advanced and intelligent statesmanship of the day known as the Initiative, the referendum and the recall. It will also secure the sort of primary election law without which the popular will of a community is never sure of full political expression. The people of Arizona should not be swerved from their determination to make thrir constitution the expression of the most intelligent statesmanship by the threats of the reactionary press, including our morning Repub lican contemporary, that their con stitution will, if It does not reflect the stupid and non-progressive reaction ary spirit, be rejected by congress and the president. The lower house of congress will probably have a Demo cratic majority, to whose hands an enlightened and advanced constitution for the state of Arizona can be safely Intrusted. It will certainly have, by combination of the Democrats and the Republican insurgents who represent the intelligent and enlightened branch of that party, a majority that will not reject any constitution that Arizona may present on the ground that it is a departure from the stupid and non progressive Ideas which distinguish the standpat element of the Repub lican party as It is at present consti tuted. In the senate the vote of the pro gressives will undoubtedly be largely lncreaosed as the result of this year's elections, and unless the holdover senators are cursed beyond imagina tion with the stupidity and denseness of perception which will prevent them learning any lesson from the repudia tion of standpat Republicanism which is going on all over the country, they cannot be depended upon to reject Arizona's constitution because it hap pens to embody those principles which the most intelligent and advanced statesmenship of the present day have approved. And unless the gentleman who is now shedding the light of his smile over the golf links of Beverly is dense beyond conception he also will, by the time the Arizona constitution is presented to him, have seen such a light as will prevent his attempting to Interfere with the expressed de sire of the people to adopt a constitu tion worthy of the advancement and intelligence of the present day. So we say that we hope the people of Arizona will proceed to adopt a constitution which represents real ad vancement in government and real reform in place of the stupid and re actionary document which some of the enemies of progress and reform would have It adopt. NEW ENGLAND'S VOICE WHEN pven conservative New England will not stand by the Republican party, when the Yankees refuse to heed the old rallying cries and break away from the moor ings of thirty years, what balm is left in Gilead for the now despairing bour bons of the party? When it is a literal truth and not a mere figure of speech that insurgency extends from Maine to California and from Georgia to Ore gon, there is reason to believe with confidence that the rout of the private interests in politics is really under full headway. Maine's complete repudiation of the party of Taft, Wiekersham, Ballinger, Hitchcock, Aldrich and Cannon, with the defeat of all four-standpat con gressmen and the election of a legisla ture that will give Senator Hale his passports to private life, is the greatest rout yet for the reactionaries because of the source from which the blow is dealt. The sweeping character in the change is shown by the fact that in 1890, a year when popular dissent led to the electiion of a Democratic presi dent, Maine went <?lose to 19,000 Repub lican in September, so that her vote now la a change of 30,000—a tremen dous reversal in a small state Whose vote has never exceeded 150,000. This result, coupled with last week's vote in Vermont, when the Republican plurality fell 10,000 below the normal and was only 3000 above the 1890 plu- Ktllty—the Cleveland year—gives the Democrats good reason for the belief that the history of that year is going to be repeated in this. "As Maine goes so goes the Union" is a time-honored political maxim whose truth there is certainly ground for believing is to be si.,,n established afresh. Of especial interest to California is the fact that our own Duncan McKin lay had rushed to the aid of the four standpat congressmen who met an inglorious fate. If his labors for Swa sey brought about the election of Mc- Glllicuddy by a vote Involving a change of nearly 5000 votes in the district since two years ago, it i 3 evident that his usefulness a.s an apologist for the tariff law he helped to inflict on the country . completely ended as his public career in hi.s home state. Probably the fundamental explana tion of the result la that Maine has the most advanced election laws in New England, Bhe has the initiative and referendum alom of all the states east of the Hudson river. The machin ery of the ballot is in the people's hands and not in the few who formerly controlled under tli" ennvention sys tem. In commonwealthg that have had the manhood to ris" against tlint system the spirit of independence can be safely expected to do the right things at tho polls. Send out a rescue party for our own Duncan McKinlay. The last heard of him he was in Maine, helping lour standpat congressmen i<> bail out the boat, and there is a terrible suspicion he may ba drifting with thorn on a life rait LOS ANGELES 1IE1!AL1>: WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER It. into.. MR. SPALDING'S CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES OX AUGUST 19 The Herald pub lished editorially the following: "It Is stated, however, and ap parently upon very good authority, that Mr. Spalding sought to secure title to this indorsement by sending his check for $50,000 to San Francisco to be ex pended by the Alden Anderson cam paign committee, and by sending sun dry checks to swell the campaign funds of various candidates for the state leg islature." And on August 20 it published In Its news columns the following: "Mr. Spalding has been severely and justly criticised for having expended so much money in the interests of the Southern Pacific political machine." Mr. S|tnlilliiK has a«sured The Herald that he did not upend directly or Indirectly, or at all, one dollar In the Interests of any can didate (or the state legislature, and that he did not imy, promise to pay or cause to be paid any money for mirh purpose through any other person, organization or associa tion of persons. The Herald after more thorough in vestigation and in view of the state ments made by Mr. Spalding, has be come convinced that an injustice was done Mr. Spalding in the statements published. We are convinced that it is not true that Mr. Spalding sent out such checks seeking in this way to secure indorse ments of any organized body, or any individual in behalf of his candidacy. The Herald is prompt to make this public avowal at this time, in this way, because it believes that in the statements that it published a wrong was done Mr. Spaldlng, and The Her ald is unwilling that he should suffer from the publication of any statements in The Herald which unjustly criti cise him. When Mr. Spakling objected to the publications referred to after they ap peared In The Herald, The Herald as sured him that if he would state to it that he had no part directly or indi rectly in any such expenditures. The Herald would gladly exonerate him from any connection with such expen ditures. The Herald gave this assur ance because it had reason to believe that Mr. Spaiding would not make any such statement unless it was true. Having received this statement from Mr. Bpaldlng, justice demands that The Herald shall accept it at its face value and .shall go state in its columns. THE FIDDLER'S FAREWELL With my fiddle to my shoulder, And my hair turnUitf gray, And my heart growing older I must shuffle on my way! Tho' there's not a hearth to greet ma I must reap an I lowed, Ami —the Min*''i shall moot me At tho turn of the road. O, tho whin's a duaky yellow And tho road a rosy white, Ami the blackbird's call is mellow At the falling of ni(. rht; Ami there'll horny In the heather Where we'll make our last abode, My tunes and me together At thu turn of the road. I have (Iddled for your i Ity Thro' market place and Inn! I have poured forth my pity On your sorrow and your sin! But your rii or burden, And yuur pleasure is your Koad! I've the whin-gold (or guerdon At the turn of thu road. Your village lights'll call roe Ah the liKiiis of bom< the dead] Put a black night befall me Kre your pillows reel my head! praised, tho 1 like a Jewel Kvrry cottage ci Thorfc'H a atar that's not so cruel At tho turn of the road, Nay. beautiful and klnoly Are the faces drawing nigh, Bui I gase «" them blindly Anil hasten, ha.'ten by; i- , ii. no face of wonder On earth has ever glowed Like the One that waits me yonder At the turn of the road. Her face Is lit with splendor. She dwells beyond the il Uut deep, deep and tender Are the tears In her The ailKolH see them glistening In pity for my load, And—she's waiting there, she's listening, At tho turn of tho road —Alfred Noyea In BlackwooU'a Magazine. No Longer Standing Pat PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO CORRESPONDENTS Letters Intended for publication mint be accompanied by the name and address of the writer. Tho Herald «Jves the widest latitude to correspondents, but assumes no responsibility for their views. IN RE ROOSEVELT Editor Herald: "What has Roosevelt done? He has awukened the national conscience and set the world think ing." Thus T. J. H. Just the same old unsupported, unproved, unfounded general assertion. You can't wring anything definite out of a Roosevelt worshiper. "Awakened the national conscience and set the world thinking!" Why, many a poor scribbler, with no vestige of power or influence, but a trenchant pen, could with more Justice claim that much. But what a peculiarly abstract, not to say "shadowy" claim, to make as the sum total of achievement by a man who has had some six years of solid concrete power and opportunity as president of the republic! Even if It were true—which it is not. That the national conscience is yet asleep (or hypnotized) is proved by the very fact that Roosevelt—the friend of the big interests—ls so "popular." True 'ho "slangs" "big business," but that trick is as old (and as dirty) as the whole trade of politics. He certainly never DOES anything to hurt "the in terests" he so valiantly threatens. So far as the public conscience—a very small part of it—has been aroused It has been by the revelations of Rus sell, LftWi-on, Brandenburg, David Gra ham Phillips, Brand Whitlock, Upton Sinclair et al., and these men Roose velt decried as "muck-rakers." Now to the indefinite claims for T. R. I will oppose the definite charge that he has always talked "democracy" and reform, but has NEVER PRACTICED IT. He has always surrounded him self with the most notorious henchmen of the predatory interests he pretends to attack—the Mortons, Roots, Tafts, Aldriches and Ballingers. That he "throws one to the wolves" upon oc casion as personal policy dictates is only part of the game. Lorimer Is an incident. In spite of his professions Roosevelt has always "knifed" labor on a real show-down. Caesar and Napoleon also began by pretending to be democratic. Again I ask of the T. R. idolaters, because they have never yet answered: "What has Roosevelt done for the people?" J- L. SMALLEY. Los Angeles, Sept. 11. ROOSEVELT'S TOUR Editor Herald: I agree with some of the anti-Roosevelt sentiment which has been expressed from time to time in letters to The Herald. Roosevelt is the shrewdest politician in the country today. He is a demagogue, pure and simple, and his personal ambitions far surpass his desire for tho betterment of conditions with respect to the cor porations and the people. What is the meaning of his recent tour of the west, during which he presented his new (supposedly) "progressive ideas," which are nothing more than the ideas which Bryan and the Populist party advocat ed .ten years ago and for which Bryan was denounced as an anarchist all over the country? Roosevelt's tour was simply for the purpose of feeling the pulse of popular opinion in the west in regard to himself as a Republican can didate for the presidency in 1912. Why should he do what no other president or ex-president in the history of our nation has done? Hun as a candidate fur a third term. We are getting tired of this "slushy" Teddy stuff. Let us give men such as LaFollette, Cum mins, Bevoridge or Hughes a chance— in< n who are true "progreoives" ; men' who do not "play to the galleries," but who are ready to sacrifice their own personal ambitions to the cause of insurgency and true government. h A. CALVIN McCRAY. Los Angeles, Sept. 12. TWO QUESTIONS ANSWERED Editor Herald: For the information of J P- Ward allow mo to say that Chief of Police Kohler of Cleveland, 0., was acquitted unanimously, the charges against him apparently breaking down completely. He has been much quoted of late by eastern magaalaei as advo cating aii advanced policy of prUon reform, being opposed to the deterrent system. Unfortunately the world mnn fnr more interest in scandals and accusations than in their refutation, and the papers govern themselves ac- Helen Htandish will Hnd the office of Regeneration at 519% Wast Fourth ■treat. The paper ha« an Englleh de partment In which arc running vu -I'i account of his prison experi encei and other intereetlng matter. PRISON HKIOBM J^KAGUER. Lob Angeles, Sept. 12. FROM A HAPPY HOME Editor Herald: Now that the "Mother of Three Boys" has spoken, perhaps it is time for the "Father of Three Girls" to have his say. On reading the mother's letter In this morning's Herald I was reminded for the first time In many months that I had unfortunately (from her stand point) married a woman older than myself. I do not twit her about being old, nor does she call me a kid, any anyone seeing us together would take her to be three to six years my Junior, which shows that I treat her well! There are two sides to every question, and the "Mother of Three Boy?" has evidently seen only one. As far as simon pure happiness 1b concerned, I count all time lost that is not spent with my family. I leave as late as pos sible in the morning and get home as early as possible at night, and when I get home I stay there. Our three girls are small as yet, but we find them big dividend payers even now, when they require so much care, and after eight years of married life our chronic regret is that we did not find each other earlier In life. I have frequently said that If I wanted to get my name In the papers all I had to do was to beat up my wifo with a club; but it Is only fair that the younger generation should hear, once in a while, from one of the count lss happy homes. Such is ours, and the matter of the respective ages of the man and wife is never thought of, from one year's end to the other, and cer tainly has been no bar to the fullest enjoyment of the delights that accrue, where each party to the agreement is bent on making the life of the other as happy as possible. HAPPYDAD. Los Angeles, Sept. 12. POSTAL SALARIES Editor Herald: Now and then we hear of postal clerks and carriers try ing to effect some plan whereby they may receive better compensation for their services. Why is It we never hear of the postmasters making any kick? The answer seems very plain to me. Some time last year I read a list of increases in salary for a great number of postmasters in this section of California, and I never heard of any of them asking for an increase. Some of them, who hold offices in towns of only 4000 or 5000 population, now get $200 per month, while tho postmen who trudge around in the hot sun get less than half that. And we find postmen, clerks and others of the service who, in some in stances, are not receiving more than one-sixth what the postmaster is, are just as competent to nil 1 j position as he is. Can wo say that there is anything fair In dealing out pay to public ser vants according to the rule practiced by the postoffice department; is it fair to give one man six times as much as another when the one getting the least pay does more and harder work? The new plan as now being prac ticed by the head of the postoffice de partment, in raising salaries of post masters and cutting down expenses by grinding the subordinates down in various ways, does not suit me by any means, and I am not one of them, either. ' ONE FOR EQUAL CHANCES. Long Beach, September 12. HOCUS-POCUS IN TARIFF Editor Herald: Day after day the newspapers recount attempts at eva sion of our villainous sumptuary tar iff laws. People have become so tired of this "blindman's buff" game that they have ceased to give the subject any serious consideration, while the tariff beneficiaries are waxing fat on the spoils of this genteel system of pillaging. All the hocus-pocus talk about "scal ing down" the tariff ratOi is political moonshine. Our would suppose that a fairly Intelligent people ought to recog nize lhat two and two do not make five, and that the moon is not made of green cheese, and that what the Aldriob class of tariff-jugglers hands out for genuine "taffy" is not the real article. But still the iniquitous, fraudulent ■oheme noes on. The prop er remedy is within the power of the people. Turn the rescalH out! Turn on the light! ri,TIMATE CONSUMER. I,ong Beach, September If War Talk a Bugaboo (George Harvey In North American Roview) f We have had not only anticipations of wars, but wars themselves, from the day when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. The republic was born of strife and was christened In the ashes of conflict. Itself wag welded together as a nation by the most in terneciary struggle the world has ever beheld. But recently a once great for eign power made Itself the laughing stock of the world by testing Its de cayed prowess against this Titan among nations. Whnt ensued In each and every case? Only a tightening of the bonds of unity; only a quickening and strengthening of patriotic Im pulse. The wheels of progress were never clogged, hardly impeded. Why, then, borrow trouble now? Is the na tion less able to withstand the Impact of a blow toda-- than at any time since it sprang into being? And what are the tokens of danger? Univer sally, war with Great Britain is re g-arded as impossible, with France as a negllble consideration, with Ger many, a sane and practical common wealth, as an Idle fancy, with Russia as a contingency too remote even for uso in fiction. Remains Japan. At regular intervals fervid imaginations conjure up the spectre of the east. But thoughtful minds inquire: What could our neigh bor hope to gain from a success which, at best, could be but temporary? Pres tige? Glory? Those she has, If not In. Waste at Washington National expenditures for the ensu ing year made and authorized by con gress amounted to $1,098.847,184— consid erably more than a thousand millions! Let us see what that fact means, says the New York World. In the first place, it means that we are spending every year nearly 1 per cent of our entire national wealth— $120,000,000,000; or nearly one-half of the national wealth of Switzerland-*:! ■- 400 000 000; or of Portugal—s2,6oo,ooo,ooo r or 'more than one-fifth of the national ,wealth of the thrifty Netherlands-? 5- 000,000,000. . Secondly, it means that we are spend ing every year more than the entire assessed valuation, real and personal, of most of the states In the Union, in only four of which is there property in excess of a thousand millions. Thirdly, It means that we are spend ing in one year almost as much money as all the farms, city lots and buildings in so great and rich a state asjincllana are worth for taxation—sl,llo,39l,6so. Fourthly, it means that we are spend ing In one year one-third of the entire output of all our gold mines In 120 years —?3,063,787,000! . Fifthly. It means that we spend every year more than the entire capital of all the national banks In the United States _$918,143,825-and nearly one-thirdl of all our savings bank deposits—s3,,l3, - means that we spend In Hearst, Soured Mountebank Mr. Hearst has discovered Rooeevelt again, but strictly for purposes of solf exaltation. It is a favorite trick of this amusing mountebank to climb on the shoulders of the man of the hour and from that eminence to call atten tion to the virtues of the particular brand of soalp in his prize packages. Last week Mr. Hearst did not know that the colonel existed, or rather, he vas not willing to let the people who depend on him for the news know that there was any such person " Ro°ae velt Now his egregious vanity finds relief In a rambling and ridiculous ef fusion of words and the burden of his complaint Is that R«*?velt to :In the west when he ought to be in New York fighting the bosses. Oh. la. la. la' Envy loves a shining mam. But if Mr. Hearst is to be believed, there is no need of Roosevelt or any other champion In New York because an far as anything and everytmng that* RooteVelt ever said or did is con cerned Hearst saw it first The col nnol It seems, has been stealing Hearst's thunder, but as that never got beyond the stage of noise and self praise. It might not seem to have been This Tthfcase of a man who has made a conspicuous failure in politi cal life enviously girding at one who has made the most remarkable suc- Merely in Jest A CORRECTION '■Now, Caroline," said the teacher of the infant class in a certain .Sunday school, "it's your turn. ..What does TarS cUmbe^o* her chair and stood looking earnestly at the teacher while she explained: "My card Is wrong, Miss Appleton. It says Watch art pray,' and it should say 'Watch and chain.' "—Judge. HIS INTENTIONS "See here, Mr. Huggins," said the irate landlady to one of her boarders, "you have been flirting with my daughter, and last night I saw you kiss her. Now, I want to know Just what your intentions are?" "My intentions, Mrs. Hasher." an swered the young man, "are never to do it again."— News. ALL IN THE GAME The Maid—Mr. De Borem is at the door, ma'am. Shall I tell him you are M?s Ss ed Wlsegirl-No._ 'Show him into the parlor, Jane. The Maid—Yes'm. • < '•■ Miss Wisegirl—And, Jane— he lays his box of candy on the piano toll him I am out.—Chicago News. A TOUGH PROBLEM "Now, Johnny," said the teacher, "if your mother bought three baskets of grapes, the dealer's price being 25 cents a basket, how much would she pay for the entire lot?" "Nobody couldn't tell," answered Johnny. "Ma's a wonder when It comes f beatin' them hucksters down." —Chicago News. MARKETING IN CRIMSON GULCH "What makes the butcher put both hands in the air? Is he afraid you are going to shoot?" . "No," answered Bronco Bob. 'He has gotten over being afraid. He knows I ain't going to shoot as long as he keeps his hands out of reach of the scales while the meat's beln weighed."—Washington Star. A FAIRY TALE Tommy—Tell us a fairy tale. m —Once a man who had a baby that didn't cry and a dog that didn't bite went to live in a suburb without mosquitoes.— Bazar. j abundance, at least In adequacy. Ad ditional territory or material posses sions which she could not hope to re tain? Then the Japanese are fools. Have they Indicated as much Rather havo BOt they demonstrated by every word and deed a capacity of judgment, even of forbearance, such as would re flect credit upon the most sober of Anglo-Saxons? Wanton assaults are not often adventured by the less strong upon the obviously unconquerable un less they be Insane. And Japan is not a madhouse. Nor are Japan's states men unaware of the fact that tho chief hope of every European nation Is to flnd an opportunity to become an ally of tho United States. They know full well, though some of our own amateur alarmists may not, that Brit ain, of- all powers, would never open such a door to dreaded Germany by lending- aid to a declared foe of Amer-' ica. War Itself, when forced upon us, we have always been able to engaso in and emerge from without discredit. Apprehension of war at a time like this when civilization is moving stead ily towards establishment of peace throughout the world, is no more than an anachronistic bugaboo. Bo long a« the Union continues to be a union in fact ns well as in name and maintains Its traditional policy of non-interfer ence In the affairs of others, it will be immune to plagues from without. Our real perils are only those wMcn spring from within. one year one-third of the value of our foreign commerce —$3,055,116,138. Seventhly, it means that we spend each year our entire corn cr0p—2,668, --651,000 bushels—and that our Wheat crop for a single year—665,802,000 bush els—would be supfflcient to run the. government only six months. Eighthly, It means that, excluding Sundays and holidays, there is spent at Washington every day in the year the enormous sum of $3,567,685.66! Ninthly, It means that for every man, woman and child In the country -we spend each year $10. Tenthly, It means that for every fam ily In the United States the yearly ex penditure at Washington is $56. If the waste at Washington Is $300, --000 000 a year, as Senator Aldrich has intimated, every American family suf fers by this profligacy to the extent of $16.66 every twelve months. This is enough to buy a suit of clothes. I will buy an overcoat or a cloak. It will buy a good dress. It will furnish a room. It will buy nearly three tons of anthracite coal. It wl buy four or five pairs of shoes. It win buy two or three barrels of flour or over 300 loaves of shortwelght bread. The cost of one battleship-412,000,000 to $18 000,000—needless and an Incentive only to Jingoism and war would en dow a great university, establish and support a dozen fine hospitals or equip and maintain forever 100 good libraries. Turn on the light! (Ban Francisco Call) cess. Hearst Is a perpetual candidate for office In such frequent manifesta tion that his aspirations have become a Joke. Somebody has called him "the Doctor O'Donnell of national politics" and at least he has the virtue of per severance under discouraging condi tions, although he has been unable to persuade the voters *o take him se riously. Instead of throwing rocks at Roosevelt, the man of accomplishment, why does not Hearst get in and do some of those wonderful things that he declares he first conceived An ounce of performance is better than a ton of brag. Hearst says he wants Roosevelt to "come back and fight the bosses' In New York. Roosevelt will attend to that later, and It Is quite doubtful whether he will have Hearst's help In that endeavor. Hearst is Isnmael, his hand against every man. He hates and vilifies Mayor Gaynor on tho Democratic side in the same petty and envious spirit that actuates his at tacks on Roosevelt as the leader of the Republican party in New York. When Gaynor wan shot they found in the as sassin's pocket an editorial extract from one of Hearst's newspapers abus ing the mayor's administration. Apparently Mr. Hearst hates with a liberal impartiality everybody who Is more successful than himself. He is merely the mountebank turned sour. Far and Wide A SUBSTITUTE FOR MILK Philadelphia milkmen have had to drop from 9 cents back to 8 cents a quart. Philadelphia simply refused to drink milk and resorted to Schuylkill water, which looks Just the same as milk and has more taste—Lowell Courier-Citizen. ESPECIALLY LOCAL OPTION KIND W. J. Bryan, after twenty years' leadership of the Democratic party In Nebraska, has been defeated on the county option plank. Liquor has been the ruin of many a good man.—Wall Stpeet Journal. SOMETHING ON THE SIDE! While Senator Crano is scouting through the west for the president, perhaps he will be able to pick up a good battery for the Republicans of New York.—Cleveland Leader. HARD TO SIDESTEP HIM Mr. Cannon's services as an orator may not be desired in the campaign, but can they be avoided?—lndianapolis News. NOT A GUMSHOER Another thing the reactionaries have against Colonel Roosevelt is that he never travels incognito.—Kansas City Star. SOMEWHAT PRECIPITATE Dr. Crippon seems to have been too confident in saying when he was ar rested that "the suspense is over."— Plttsburg Dispatch. PERPETUAL MOTION It is said that Roosevelt is to -stop in Chicago seventy-six minutes." He never stops anywhere.—Chicago Post. ONE VICTORY, ANYWAY. James J. Jeffries, defeated, Is a re markable man. He has "nothing more to say," ho insiKts.—Atlanta Journal. HAD A NOISY TIME President Taft was entertained yes terday by a visit from Timothy Wood ruff's vest. —Baltimore Sun. CONSOLATION Lorlmer has been repudiated by Mr. Bryan. But Lee O'Neil Browne stand* by him. —Chicago Newa.