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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
A hldeotis crime, the assassination or
the President of Santo Domingo, oc
curs at an Inopportune moment for this
country, should It lead to antnnei up
rising In the Island republic so menac
ing as to call for active Interference by
the United States. American Interests
In the Island, It Is well known, are Im
portant and the protection of these In
terests, should they be Imperilled by
the confusion Into which the affairs of
the republic are cast by the killing or
President Ulysses Heureaux, may Im
pose upon this country the unhappy ne
cessity of Intervention. Should this oc
cur, we shall look upon It as a real mis
fortune, particularly at the present
Juncture, when the nation Is suffering
from an epidemic of expunslon, and the
tit Is on us to throw the aegis of this
country over one more of the hapless
islands, always ripe for revolution, in
the Antilles. Santo Domingo, or Haiti,
as perhaps It should be called, has had
from the earlleBt occupation by the
Spanish an 111 starred history. At first
it was a dumping ground for slaves,
then It became the prey of buccaneers,
and in the stormy days of the French
Revolution it made for Itself an 111 lep
utatlon for color revolt, massacre, and
Insurrectionary violence. The factions
that Internal strife gave rise to were
naturally hostile to peace, and Blnce the
days of Toussalnt l'Ouverture and the
later Dominican Republic the dual Isl
and has been the theater of almo'st con
tinuous warring and bloodshed. The
present crisis may possibly revive tne
annexation sentiment In the United
States which President Grant encourag
ed and which today Is unhappily rife in
many sections of the Union. That It will
be opposed, as It was In Grant's day, as
an unwise departure from the best tra
ditions of the Commonwealth, we
should like to believe, If Intelligence and
character and common sense have not
utterly gone from among us. In the
general interest of civilization It may
be there is a mission In these Islands
for the active agency of a higher race:
doubtless there is; but there are other
ways of exerting the Inlluence of a
dominant race upon communities devoid
of any political Idea than by the haz
ardous expedient of annexation and the
taking up and quixotically bearing to
them "the white man's burden."
CATALOGUE OF ITALY'S DKMANDS
PEKING, August 27th. Tie following-
are said to be the gist t the de
mands presented by Italy on the Chi
U) The construction of a ral way be
tween Che-kiang and Chln-klar.K-
(2) The working of certain wines in
Canton and Ning-po.
(3) The creation of an uallan voursp
in the Peking University.
(4) The developing of the &I-H.1A coal
mine and the construction at -i lilivov
connected therewith. Toklo Auht.
The politician is my shepherd; I shall
not want any good thing durttij; the
campaign. He leadeth me In the saloon
for my vote's sake; he filleth my pock
ets with good cigars; my glass of bfer
runneth over. He prepareth my ticket
for me in the presence of my bottet
Judgment. Yes though I walk through
the mud and rain to vote for him and
shout myself hoarse, when he Is elected
straightway he forgetteth me; lo, when
I meet him in his own office, he know -eth
me not. Surely the wool has been
pulled over mine eyes all the days of
my life, and I will kick myself forever.
Age of Reason.
Tile Scheme a Shrewd Dealer Worked
on the Astute Danker.
A amusing story, told In the "Memo
ries of an Old Collector," makes clear
the tricks In trade to which an unscru
pulous dealer In antiquities will resort
In otder to get a large sum for his
wares. The two parties were Alessnn
dro Castellan), the clever dealer, and
Baron Adolph Rothschild of Paris.
Castellnnl hud managed to get hold of
a superb enameled ewer, together with
the dish on which It stood. He knew
that Huron Adolph had a fancy for ob
jects of this kind, but he also knew that
no Rothschild was ever so carried away
by his fancy as to pay more than was
reasonable for anything that pleased
him. Custellanl, who In trade was what
Machlavelll was In politics, devised a
bit of strategy.
The baron, on arriving In Rome, vis
ited Castellanl's shop and was shown
the best things the dealer had, except
the enameled dish and ewer. When ov
ety thing else had been Inspected, Cas
telluni drew from a hidden cupboard
the dish, but not the ewer. The baron
was so pleased with the dish that he
agreed to buy the lot of which It was a
part, for one of the customs of the shop
was not to sell a rare specimen apart
the group of which It formed the prin
ciple object. The baron paid heavily
for the whole lamenting that there
was no ewer to stand on the dish, and
departed for Florence.
There he was visited by an agent who
told him of an old lady who wished to
sell several beautiful majolica pieces.
He visited her house in the country and
was disappointed, as the majolica lady,
seemingly ehargined, left the room to
order refreshments, and the baron saw
throug the open door of a bedroom a
ewer covered by a glass shade on which
rested a wreath of immortelles.
When the lady returned, the baron
asked permission to examine the ewer.
It was brought out, and the baron saw
that the enamel was of the same work
as that of the dish he had bought, but
he wished to be certain that the foot ot
the ewer would fit into the hollow of
the dish. He Inquired the price of the
ewer and was told by the lady that It
was not for sale, as It was the only sou
venir she possessed of her husband.
The baron went back to his rooms,
had the dish unpacked and found that
the foot of the ewer fitted It perfectly.
The next day the baron sent the agent
to offer the old lady a princely sUm for
the ewer. He brought back a refusal
to sell. But at last the widow's scruples
Castellan), with his Italian cunning,
had planned the whole affair. The agent
who called and the old lady who was
sentiment were his aids in making the
baron pay a much larger sum than he
would have given had ewer and dish
been sold together. The Italian shop
man's scheme had taken In the Jewish
banker, reputed one of the most astute
of business men.
A CIPHER WITHOUT A RIM.
"Do you believe In the transmigra
tion of souls?" usked her husband.
"I do," she replied firmly,
He laughed jeerlngly.
"You do, do you?" he said. "I sup
pose you know all about It, eh? Majha
you'll tell me what I was before I took
my present body and married you .' '
"I don't know," she said, hesitatingly.
"I don't know, but I think that you
were the middle part of u doughnut."
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