Baltimore Evening Sun (31 October 1912): 6.


The country is now without a Vice-President, but Baltimore has still got one on her hands.--Adv.

The Hon. Murray Vandiver bawling against trick ballots? Quick, quick, Mr. Bartender! A pony of sulphuric acid!

And now it appears that the Hon. Satan Anderson is running away from the Hon. Gene Chafin as fast as Gene is running away from Satan. Let the band play Rubenstein’s Melody in F.

From a political advertisement to the Sunpaper of Tuesday morning:

S. S. Field, Esq.

From another advertisement in the Sunpaper of the same day:

S. S. Field.

From an advertisement in the Sunpaper of this morning:

Hon. S. S. Field.

And so it goes. Day by day the man’s title changes. And not only his, but also the titles of other eminent statesmen. In a single advertisement in today’s Sunpaper, for example, the Hon. Aristides Sophocles Goldsborough appears both as the Hon. A. S. Goldsborough and as A. S. Goldsborough, Esq. In Hollins Hall tomorrow night he will be an Hon., but in Cross Street Hall, an hour later, he will be a mere Esq.

Can it be that these changes are in response to local prejudice, that the patriots who frequent Cross Street Hall are opposed to Hons.? Apparently not, for in that same hall, the Hon. S. S. Field, LL.D., will appear as an Hon. Besides, Hollins Hall is just as much below the dead-line as Cross Street Hall.

Meanwhile, how the deuce did the Hon. Eugene O’Dunne get the title of Hon.? It is given to him once in the Sunpaper of today, twice in the Sunpaper of yeaterday and once in the same able journal of Tuesday, and not once does he appear as Esq. or as plain Gene. Another fellow who is thus constantly buttered to the Hon. W. Cabell Bruce, that pure spirit. But poor Bob Lee has never once been an Hon. in this campaign! Thus the honest workingman is robbed of his rights.

The Hon. Mr. Lee, indeed, is the favorite goat of political advertisers. On October 23, in an advertisement printed in the Hot Towel, he appeared in a list of windjammers as follows: