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' THE HEKALU IN SAiN 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 la the San Francisco ferry building and on the streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co. ~~K Hie of The Los Angeles Herald can be seen at the office of our English represen tatives. Messrs. E. and J. Hardy & Co.. 30, II and £2 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 R. Gates, advertising man ager; Population of Los Angeles 327,685 CLEAR, CRISP AND CLEAN ffi^^siiQiAsmJLLAijrt Both parties in New York are said to be hard up. But not for Invectives; nobody claims that. Friendly advice to Hartwell and Fredericks: After November 8 don't blame it on the equilibrator. Eighty-seven hookworm victims have been sent back to the Orient from San Francisco. Got the hook, so to speak. The city clerk of Reno is missing. Also it Is found that the city treasury has had an easy Reno divorce from about $7900. Riverside county lemons brought the highest price on record in the New York market. Probably wanted for U«e in the New York campaign. Sheriff Hammel'R new sleuth hounds are fortunate in not having set for them a standard by Fredericks' detec tives that they can't compete with. While San Pedro is going to have a $10,000,000 steel plant, we are not hoping to rival the prosperous steal concerns of the east, either now or later. After a few more bouts with Gov ernor Stubbs, it is surmised, President Rlpley will i :n whenever he pees the Kansas executive coming around the corner. People who attend Fredericks' meetings are said to be almost afraid to draw a breath in the room. They don't know what may constitute lese majeste. Wellman announces that he will try It again. Probably has discovered a more feasible route to England from Atlantic City than by way of Cape Hatteras. The report that Minneapolis had been caught cheating in the census count is denied. The flour city has been living right up to the teachings of St. Paul. Hiram Johnson's indorsement of the candidate for district attorney of Los Angelea county on Saturday evening would be expressed in figures about this way: .0000. None of the aviators who have gone up out of sight have reported hearing any sound.s of harps, but it must be remembered that the motors they use are large and noisy. A woman has made a profit of ?7r,,"00 in seven years on a $60,000 Investment •n Los Angeles property. We don't 'avo to pad our census count, Mr. "Durand, to sell real estate. A Georgia woman has secured a ver dict of $500 against a man who tried to kiss her. The. future looks dark for the consumer when even the price of osculation la being boost Arizona has framed no manj mi crookedness and special pri\ In her new constitution that Wall Btreet thinks the prospective nev is Inhabited by something besidea hu man beings. Local man K"t a divorce from piMiu.se who preferred novel reading to ing. The court couldn't stand by and ■ 'je man's digestion ruined by the kind of cooking that sort of 'finale must, turn out. A statistician who says we consume 30,000 square feet of chewing gum each year is mystified as to where ii all goes. If he will run his hand under the edge of the cafeteria tab] h" will find the puzzling- question puitly solved. DR. TAYLOR'S VIEWS f\ PPONENTS of Theodore Bell, flnd -111 Ing not a thing In hts character | or his record that Is open to crlti | rism, have made much of the fact that I ho is not opposed In this campaign by I people and newspapers that are In gen- I era.l against "insurgency." The Hearst organs, for instance, which were bit terly opposed to Bell In the last cam paign and were in turn whipped out | of the party by Bell, whom they could I not control, this year are ostensibly supporting him. But everyone knows the Hearst ' ets—knows their tricky, treacherous, sordid and piratical character and at taches no Importance to that. Pos sibly they are convinced that Bell will win and are trying to "get aboard;" or It is even possible that they hope their Inconsistent support will hurt rather than help him. The latter theory Is not too much to attribute to these Macchlavelllan sheets. The reasonable way to look at the matter is that of Dr. Edward Kobeson Taylor, the former reform mayor of Pan Francisco, who is ardently sup porting Bell, as well as Judge Lawlor, whom the high and low graft bunc.'i of that city hate with snake-llko venom. On this point Dr. Taylor says: The real question in ail such cases is not that any man or set of will vote for this or that candidate, men, It is surmised and believed, but whether or not the candidate has made promises to or bargains with or brought himself under an alliance with any influence which would hamper him. If elected, in the free and honest discharge of his public duties. There, is at the present time not the slightest evidence that Mr. Bell has done anything of the kind; and I have such confidence in him that I do not believe any temptation, no matter how great, would induce him to enter office except as a per fectly free man. Did I not repose this confidence in him he would not receive my support. Is it not demanding too much of a man that he forsake his party colors when those colors are up held by a candidate whose charac ter and record are of the highest? For one, I am not prepared to do so. Dr. Taylor, who is a man of the highest standing and has the confideice of nil friends of clean government, knows Theodore Bell, vouches for him, and believing in his honesty and ardor as a foe of machine rule will support him. What better answer could be had to the campaign of detraction being waged against the Democratic candi date? And Is It not a discreditable thing that after more than a dozen years' work against machine rule and special privilege it should be necessary for Mr. Bell, on the eve of a success which will be due more to him than to any other person, must turn aside in his cam paign to defend himself from the mean 1 charge tnat nG nas suddenly surren dered to those he has long fought? Who can believe such an improbable tale? Who does believe it? THEIR TROUBLES THE distress of the Republican county committee here with the district attorney, coroner and tax collector on its hands has its counter part In the uncomfortable situation in which that party's state committee finds itself. In the first place, it is understood that because of the disfavor with which the insurgent wing of Cal ifornia looks upon President Taft and his connection with Aldrich and his bill a ban has been put on any boost- Ing for the nominal leader of the party. Colonel Roosevelt has already re sponded -with a couple of indorse ments, but being 3000 miles away the colonel has an imperfect idea of the situation, and much of the force of what he says in behalf of the whole ticket is lost because this is so appar ent to California voters on the ground. Having been long In the African wilds, out of touch with national affairs, and now being immersed in the New York campaign, which is enough to keep even Teddy's uncommon vigor fully occupied, he is overlooking some things. He is overlooking the fact that Rep resentative Julius Kahn is a stand patter of the rankest kind. Also the fact that Representative W. F. Englebrisht asks support after obeying every small wish of Joe Can non. Also that Representative Needham meekly did as he was directed anil voted every time for special privilege. Also»that Representative S. C, Smith asks re-election after betraying the ])on]ile on every important vote taken in the house of representatives. Also that Justice Harry Melvln, the choice of Boss Herrin, wants to keep his seat on the supreme bench. These arc only a part of the troubles of Chairman Lissner. If he succeed I in making things lovely all along the line with the handicap that is on him he will be beyi.nil dispute worthy of all the things said of his acumen aa an organizer, paeiiier and result-getter. THE CURSED TRIO A LEADING Republican paper of the state—the Oakland Knquirer— has succumbed to the shameful spirit that has been injected into the present California campaign and de livers itself of an amazing diatribe of invective and innuendo In its support of the party candidates. Speaking In behnlf of one particular member of the ticket, whose name we withhold be cause he ought not to be hold respon sible, even Indirectly, for the use of his name in the connection, it says: AW presume that if Mr. —- was a DEMOCRAT, A DRUNKARD AND AN INFIDEL he would be the unanimous choice of the Her rinH, Calhouns, the Post-Olobes, the Examiners, etc , etc. The connection between this utter ance and the slander of innuendo being urged against Mr. Bell in plain. All along the line it has been hinted —since his rival for tho governorship fl rs t made the Insinuation without the charge openly—that Bell had surren dered to the ilerrins, Calhouns, Hearsts, et cetera. Now tho eiuna LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1910. _, t|u| | . «a— — thought is inferentially applied to oth ers on the opposing tickets. The psy chology of the campaign thus becomes interesting. The logic of the thing can't be es caped Bell is charged (by insinua tion) with going over to the Herrins, Calho-ns and Hearsts; those worthies favor the DEMOCRATS, DRUNK ARDS AND INFIDELS (classed to gether); therefore. If you, gentle read er, may look with disfavor upon the gratuitous and unmanly attack on Bell and his mates you will be classed with the Democrats, drunkards and infidels who presumably make up the bulk of their support. We don't believe even the anathema of the Enquirer will deter many fair minded and fair-play Republicans or a single Democrat from running this dreadful risk in these more liberal days than when Dr. Burchard in an inspired moment shut James G. Blame out of the White House. CHURCH ADVERTISING THE New York World comments on the new and increasing disposi tion of that city's churches to use the newspapers to advertise their services in display type. The same thing has been noted in Los Angeles, and we dare say in all other live towns, the leading exponent and pace maker in the idea here being Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher of the Baptist Temple. The innovation is not without its critics, but on the whole it will meet with more and more approval as time goes on and success proves its wisdom. This extension of publicity methods by the churches is not confined to the large cities. It is a movement of national extent, as may be judged by the instances cited in Printers' Ink of advertising of the kind by churches in Paterson, Columbus, 0., Davenport, la., Lawrence, Kas., Troy, N. V., Oma ha, ami in Alabama, North Dakota and elsewhere. It is an entirely legiti mate development of church activities. As the pastor of a Lutheran congrega tion in Ohio says, "Printers' ink is as good for a church as for any big busi ness." And, it may be added, fully as appropriate for an institution that has the best of scriptural precedent for not hiding its light under a bushel. Conservatism that is inclined to look askance at advertising by the churches must remember that in these days churches have competition that did not exist in olden times. If it does not meet this competition in every proper and legitimate way it is inevitable that it will surfer from the other at tractions held out to the people, and all it will have to show for its de creased influence will be the dignity it has preserved. That will be small sat isfaction to a communion that is anx ious to spread the gospel. l!ut enterprise of this sort and dig nity are not Incompatible. That queer thing we call convention governs such matters, and convention changes with the times. A few years hence it will be wondered that anybody was ever so narrow as to frown upon the adver tising l>y a church of its attractions to hold its people from the temptations alluringly offered on every hand. • When Bell read Hearst out of the Democratic party four years ago he saiil that Hearst would take with him the smell of the polecat. Can the re turn of Hearst account for the pungent odor in the present campaign? The mayor of Tokio is in America to study municipal conditions. He should visit Los Angelas :iu»l see how we waste several hundred thousand dol lan by maintaining a dual government when one would do. Tho analogy between the present na tion-wide campaign and a big circus i Weil !ik>' to see what the elephant! and other animal! are doing In the farthest ring, but are afraid of missing something in the one In front. Water Logged PUBLIC LETTER BOX TO COIUII:.SIfU-MJIiM> —Letters iutrutictl fur putiiiuuilun must be accompanied ujr tuo name and address of the writer. Th» Herald gives tho widest latitude to correspondents, but assume* no responsibility (or their view*. SAUCE FOR THE GANDER Editor Herald: Tf because one wom an became a drunkard all women are to be compelled to submit to the per petual disgrace of disfranchisement, then let all men voters who have be come drunkards be forever disfran chised. In either case it is a perversion of justice, but as between the sexes it is just and equitable. What is sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander. JEMIMA O'ROURKE. _ Los Angeles, Cal. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Editor Herald: I desire to put a question which has arisen time without number in minds seeking the Chris tian's standard of right versus wrong, of life versus death—viz, Have we any New Testament authority or command to take life for any cause whatever? Was not the command, "a life for a life," a Mosaic law, under which the Christian world is wholly absolved? Under Christ's teachings, what, pray, constitutes the difference in murder of the one who yielded to a vicious and depraved mind and they who different ly and we may say more fortunately circumstanced, deliberately take that prisoner's life? In our simple theology we hold that the juryman who con victs, the judge who pronounces sen tence and the inglorious hangman will stand before the bar of justice to an swer for taking life! Murderers, all. Let us suppose a judge pronounces sentence, or the sheriff whose mission it is to perform the last barbaric rites, had an incorrigible son who arose and slew his own brother; think you that father would search the statutes f"r condemnation of his son's act and a desire to have him suffer the full pen alty of man's law? Our question now is, Is it morally right to fulfill man's law and take life rather than Christ's law of fellowship and forbearance? If wrong, will not they who practice capi tal punishment, who partake in it, be Ignoring divine law and inviting judg ment upon themselves? If "line upon line and precept upon precept" in Jurisprudence is England's pride and boast, is not her shame and confusion to. be found upon the dark pages of her records? Once again, have we any command, other than that of weak, sinful and sinning man, to take the life of our fellow man? QUAKERESS. Pasadena, Cal. WOMAN'S POWER Editor Herald: A most notable revo lution in progress, and along with it must come a revolution in practice of the gravest significance and far reaching In moral, social and political results. The frequent agitation of the press, the platform and the pupllt mark the progress of this revolution. When the stone Is rolled away from the j sepulcher of progress it is to be! hoped there may be found therein two I angela in shining garments, watching j o'er the people's welfan —man and woman! And why should she not be interested in guarding that which makes life most dear? It was said by Virgil that "tho noblest motive was the public good." It cannot, then, be a crime for every woman to seek to aid in protecting the people from the enemy. It is an established law of the Creitor that .ill animate as well as inanimate life can only give on the condition of re ceiving. And, pray, tell me what has the majority of women's lives received but want and suffering? Can anyone suppose that a life that breathes no Inspiration to the soul, no warmth to the heart, can be productive of any great results? To bring out the beau tiful colors composing light we must have a prism with its three sides perfect, and does not science track by the laws of heredity the future mental, moral and physical welfare of the race must depend on the threefold nature . .' woman being well developed? Is there an opportunity for this In the countless places of oppression and corruption In this fair land today? The mission of woman suffrage is not so much to enlarge her iphertj or to measure her value as to produce happiness and more congenial environ ments for all. It is true, doubtless, the "Auld Lang Syncs" will find time spent profitably in this vineyard, but let them change it if they think man born to be a better distributor. And do not make the mistake of ask ing for property or educational quali fications of this distributor. It will not seem, however, out of place to nsk him to edit a newspaper that the readers will not always have to offer an apology for reading. We must de mand this if we are to assume the re sponsibility of teaching him how to be true to himself, to nis party and to his God. RAMONA. Sierra Madre, Cal. PILLS AND FREIGHT RATES Editor Herald: Mr. "I No" says it is not the railroads* fault if Mr. Weber ordered a car and then put but 12,000 pounds In it; that the charge is made for the use of the car and 20,000 pounds would have been handled at the same charge. This reminds me of a story. A quack doctor stopped over night at a tavern and gave into the landlord's care his satchel filled with pills. The next morning when the doctor was pre sented with his bill for lodging he in turn presented one for $2 for mediral attendance. It was disputed on the ground that no service had been ren dered, "whereupon the doctor said: "I gave you my satchel, telling you it was filled with pills, and if you did not take some it is your own fault." Monrovia, Cal. DAD. BELL THE PIONEER Editor Herald: At this juncture in the gubernatorial fight comes the is sue,, viz.: What is the motive, if any, that causes the standpatters to vote tor Bell instead of Johnson? The Johnson people feel this Is the case, hence the slanderous charges against Mr. Bell. Before the primary vote the standpatters were declaring Johnson a dangerous man, and they would vote for Bell in preference if that was the final issue. This issue has arrived, and struggles of the Johnson people Indicate their fears —hence their efforts to fasten S. P. purchase and other scandals upon Mr. Bell. Mr. Bell taught those peo ple years ago what Mr. Johnson now claims his "patent right" of excluding the S. P. and C. from California con trol. The truth is this: The Republican party split, the factions were bitter against each other, and the minority go to Mr. Bell, as Shakespeare would say, "not because they loved Bell MORE, but because they loved John- BOn LESS." This is the only and sufficient mo tive. Yours very truly, P. C. T. Los Angeles, Oct. 29. COLLECTIVISM A 'MYTH' Editor Herald: I oppose the state ment by F. H. Gill that "everyone is entitled to the full product uf his labor either individually or collectively." If Socialism has no better gospel to pro pound it is building upon sand. I grant that the above would be cor rectly stated if the man were working for himself, but when a man, in order to live in a certain place, must work for others he can only claim what comes to him by contract. Collectivism is a myth. It is unquestionably true that increase of population Increases the value of land, but the primary condi tion must first exist for men to be able to make their living in a place before population can Increase, The working classes are entirely dependent upon the outlay of capital by enterprise. Re strict enterprise in any given place and labor population must betake itself elsewhere. It's always the question how much money is going to be spent for labor which will determine the In crease in population. The question how much a city can save is restrictive of enterprise and therefore detrimental to increase; be sides it is foolish, for is not all that is spent distributed among the popula tion, who thereby make a living? I agree that property should be.tr a larger share of taxation for its own protection, and unjust taxation should not be put upon the people, by means of a robber tariff. Let not the labor voter be fooled into the Idea that the tariff is the direct cause of high wages, bei uuse there is no direct relation. The contract for labor is one thing and the profits accruing from the tariff are an other. Now Is the time for voters to prick such candidates who are willing to smash the tariff and thus let the gov ernment know that the long suffering people know what they want and what they have a right to. Let the govern ment for revenue resort to an income tax, which is the fairest of all. Los Angeles, Cal. C. P. Frank Wiggins, Glad-Hand Artist (Frances A. Uioff. in American Magaxlne* William Mulhoiiand, engineer tor the great Lot Angeles Owens rive* aque duct, says that tho only way to atop the growth of Southern California would be to kill Frank Wiggins. Frank Wiggins is perpetual secre tary of jthe Los Angeles chamber of commerce, Incarnate apotheoeis of the gentle art of boosting, purveyor of bot tled California sunshine, prosperity expert, champion glad-hand and hot air artist—one of the most picturesque, popular and all-pervading personali ties of the Pacific coast. Richmond, Ind., cradled Frank Wig gins in IS4!>, but his second gift of liie, which he measured with a man's ap preciation, came to him in Southern California. Sent there twenty years ago to die, he failed to carry out the program. He then became imbued with great enthusiasm. One idea dom Lnated him, '.summed up in his famous saying: "Eighty million people in the ! United States, and all wanting to come ! to Los Angeles." Though the number of "wishful eyes" may be an exagger ation, it is an undeniable fact that Mr, Wiggins invites them ail to oome. Bince he began his entreaties, the city has grown from 50,000 to over 300,000. "It hasn't begun to grow,' says Wig gins. Without Mr. Wiggins the Los An geles chamber of commerce Would I have been a resoluting body, like all j the rest. Called upon to become sec retary in 1897, he has tilled the place I ever since. Some excellent person suhl ; that an Institution is the lengthened | shadow of a man; but only something more slender und aspiring than a Cleopatra's Needle could approximate the conception of "a lengthened shad ow" of "Long Frank Wiggins; and the very substantial building of the Los Angeles chamber of commerce ut • terly fails to tell the truth about the matter. The Los Angeles chamber of com merce (Frank Wiggins projected) comes nearer being all things to all men than any institution within niy merely human knowledge. Los An geles needs a harbor. Has nature pro vided one? "What difference! Go and make one!" says Frank Wiggins (i. c., | the Los Angeles chamber of com ' merce) to Uncle Sam and the people of Los Angeles. The harbor is made. It is In San Pedro. "Annex San Pe dro?" San Pedro i.s annexed. The harbor needs fortifications. "Give us | an appropriation," says the L. A. C. of C. (F. W.) to the United States senate. The appropriation is forth coming. The city needs a better wa ter supply for its future millions. Fred Roosevelt as a "Peril" (Collier-a Weekly) , ,--\,* »V~ Many newspapers accuse us of being an "organ" of Theodore Roosevelt. This paper is so critical, even of itself and those with Whom it works, that when it is accused of personal loyalty— of which it possesses none—it is uncon scionably diverted. Our enthusiasm over Colonel Roosevelt is Intellectual conviction. We believe him to be a far seeing, safe and useful statesman. We are not amonj? those who laugh when a leader of vast influence preaches the simple virtues of efficiency and spiritual progress. Let- him call It the square deal. If he likes, or by any name the i people understand. lie knows, as.well as the veriest professor, that it Is the mighty goddess with the scales in whoso service he enlists, and his power Is that he applies her principles not to a vacuum, but to the complicated world of present fact. You may baric at him because he brought up the tariff jat this moment, and not earlier; be cause he pounded a boss on this occasion, and not that; because he rode in a car; because he made a noise; because he allowed this plank to go into a platform, or that; . because he scolded a Judge, but if in ■ these comments, deserved or not, you lose sight of what he has done for his era you reckon ill. He has stirred the minds of the many. He has helped them to apply primary truths to con- Merely in Jest DANGEROUS Mr. Church—Whew! How it's rain ing! Lend me your umbrella, dear. I've got to run over to the vestry meeting. Mrs. Church —But why not use that umbrella you've been carrying all week ? Mr. Church—What! To the vestry , meeting? Why, that's where I got it. —Catholic Standard and Times. CAUSE OF THE CLASH "What was the trouble between Swinton and his wife? Was it his fault or hers that they were unable to get along together?" "It's rather hard to decide. It ap pears that whenever one of them had an irresistible impulse the other had an unalterable objection."—Chicago Record-Herald. ALWAYS TALKING Rodrick—Yes, that is a national wo man's club on the other floor. They take much interest in all the leading questions of the day. Van Albert—lndeed! Are they inter ested in conservation? Rodrick—No, they arc too much in terested in conversation. —Chicago News. AN ADMISSION "Jones is an ass. He told me your wife was an old, ugly cat, and that you only married her for her money." "Hum! What did you answer? 1 ' "I told him he was a liar." "Thank you, old man. But—er— you've never seen my wife, have you?" IN EDEN Lady (to her gardener)— John, I won der you don't get married. You've got a fine house and a good wage. All you need is a wife. You know, the first gardener that ever lived had a wife." John—Yes'm; but he didn't keep his job long after he got her.—Tit-Bits. TOMMY'S IDEA. Smiling Visitor (addressing the Sun day school)— Now, children, I want to ask you a question. Will some little boy tell me who Adam was? Tommy Tucker—Adam was the man that made the devil famous.— Chicago Tribune. DEFINED Albert—A dog that runs under a car riage is called a carriage dog, is it not? Egbert—Certainly. Albert—Well, what would you call a dog that runs under a motor car? Egbert—Why, «■ dead one.—Ex change. SAFE PASSAGE Mr. Lushlngton—This 'ere paper calls Mugtown a stronghold o' temperance. W'y, comin' 'ome from work tenlay 1 passed fourteen public houses. Wot dyer call that, oh? Mrs. Lushington—A miracle!— The Sketch. Baton, engineer and ex-mayor of Los Angeles, tells where they oas Ret it. Announces the megaphone from the chamber of commerce to the people: "Bring your wator from Owens rivw. Revert it from the saline Owens like Into which it runs, use the river bod ms Car as you can, and build an aquc ducl the ivst of the way. Issue bonds for a tow millions to bogin th 6 WOrll. Put Gen. Chuffee on the board." The work la under way, and Gen. Adna K. Chaffee, retired lieutenant general of the United States army, is the most active member of the board, Los ah geles county needs good roads for her thousand! of automobile* "Jssuo bonds lor three or four millions. ' Ba laam, So be it. Los Angeles wants a depot Mr. llarrinian comes. Iho chamber of commerce gives him a re ception. "We have given you the glad hand. Give us a depot." "It Khali bo your*." Mr. Harriman dies. Mr. Lov ett comes to LOB Angeles. The cham ber gives him a reception. "Where is our depot?" "1 know nothing of it; but you shall have one." After the fashion of the few trifling Instances above cited, the merry work of building up Los Angeles and South ern California has gone on for twonty yean. Never has a country been bo blatantly exploited to a world wait ins to know the location of the earthly paradise. Frank Wiggins slumbers not nor sleeps when It comes to keep ing the universe Informed that Los Angeles occupies the most advanta geous little big spot upon this "term trial globe." Descriptive literature is sent out by the ton and handed out ditto. People are lectured, pelted, beaten, and bruised with an avalanche of Information regarding Southern California, "the garden spot of tho world," tho "sanatorium of the uni verse," a place to heal all their ills and troubles of every nature, kind and description whatsoever. Mrs. Wiggins is as placid as Mr. Wiggins is high-strung. She has be come his wife, his mother, his chil dren, his physician, his nurse, his bal ance wheel, guide, philosopher and friend. At their delightful Ocean Park home he lives upon down. Mrs. Wig gins has provided him with every thing. No star of the opera, no pro fessional beauty, is more caretully looked after than the perpetual secre tary. Mrs. Wiggins bears in mind tho saying at the beginning of this article, and knows that for the growth of Southern California Frank Wiggins shoull live to be three hundred. It would be like him to do it, just to ad vertise the climate! temporary conditions. Get after him with your commonplaces, if you must, but try at the same time to realize his record, not in mere legislation, like the pure food law and the Hepburn rail way law, or In mere statesmanship In Asia or America, or in his land fraud prosecutions and conservation tri umphs, or In his great extension of the scope of civil service protection, but In Ills influence on our modes of thought, in his large help toward a purer moral air. Caesar in this country has been the corporation, and Its first lieutenant has been the machine. If democracy founders, it will not be on the rock of a popularity like Roosevelt's, but on the rock of private property gone mad. To fear the more influence of a trusted citizen Is to make up ghost stories. There are real things to fear, but the danger from them has been lessened by the fact that the masses have lis tened to such men as Roosevelt, and forced tho classes to listen also. The election in New York state next month Is of national importance. Among other things it will determine whether a lot of bugaboos can lead the people to doubt a man who has served them cautiously, boldly, wisely, for three decades. Roosevelt, an influence to ward the light, meets the bosses to undo them, and the privileged business behind them. Far and Wide A CHASTENED ACKNOWLEDGE MENT Louisville is described as the Gate way of the south. The recent census returns would Indicate that people just passed through.—Louisville Evening Post. ANOTHER SACRIFICE NECESSARY The Chinese propose to demonstrate their progesslv#ness by sacrificing their queues. However, the work of civiliza tion will be incomplete so long as they wear their shirts outside their trousers. —Rochester Democrat. AND SURGEONS HEARD FROM The brutality and hazard of football. It is said, are toned down considerably by the new rules. The public will be in a bettor position to judge for itself after the first few championship games. —Albany Journal. ' STILL GROPING We kill the birds who protect us, we give house room to the fly that de stroys us, and are very far, as yet, from anything like a rational conduct of affairs. —Christian Register. THEIR ONLY REMORSE An accused packer says he deeply re greti that he had been indicted. "Re grets" is the term. Fear is rarely felt by the rich in such circumstances. — Louisville Courier-Journal. A BOOMERANG When Vice President Sherman hurled his bolt at "arrogant dlsctators" he probably did not intend to hit Uncle Jos Cannon or Nelson W. Aldrich.— Pittsburg Dispatch. REVIVING OLD MEMORIES His criticism of T. R. shows that Gen. Miles has not forgotten going "out th' White House window pursooed be th 1 chandelier, Hinnlssy."—Boston Transcript. THEN WHY CAVIL? Vice President Sherman sat down at a banquet table with Senator Lorimer the other night, and there were no protests on the part of Lorimer.—To peka Capital. AN ELECTION COMING, TOO Booker T. was entertained yesterday by King Frederick. This will cause King Frederick to lose a good many Democratic votes. —Topeka Capital. JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE In case of accidents it's just as well to take the court plaster and the arnica to the reformed football game.—Atlan ta Constitution. NOT A NEW CONDITION American airships are said to bo In great demand in England.' So are American hoirships.—Grand Rapid! Press.