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The Repub licans have been anxious to claim ev erything in sight, and at midnight were loudly rejoicing on the report that Bryan had been defeated in his own state, but three hours later the news was Hashed' across the wires that Bryan had carried Nebraska by 1000 majority. A careful and impartial survey of the situation, from facts at hand at the hour of going to press, gives the follow ing results: For McKinley— Votes Illinois 24 lowa ™ Kentucky • " Maine » Maryland ° Massachusetts Jo Michigan « Minnesota J New Jersey 10 New York «i, North Dakota 3 Ohio 23 Oregon - * Pennsylvania 32 Rhode Island 4 Tennessee 12 Vermont 4 West Virginia 6 Total 236 Por Bryan— Votes. Alabama 11 Arkansas S Colorado 4 Florida 4 Georgia 13 Idaho 3 Kansas 1" Louisiana ? Mississippi 9 Missouri 1" Montana 3 Nebraska * Nevada 3 South Carolina 9 Texas 15 Utah 3 Virginia 12 Total "0 Still doubtful: California 9 Connecticut 0 Delaware 3 New Hampshire 4 North Carolina 11 Indiana 15 South Dakota 4 Washington 4 Wisconsin 12 Wyoming Total 71 THE PEOPLE'S VERDICT From present Indications there can be but little doubt that Wm. McKinley of Ohio will be the next president of the United States. No good citizen, be he Democrat or Populist—however firm may be his belief that the salvation of this country lies in the remonetization •f silver —will for a moment dispute the Terdict of the people. He will abide by It and hope and work for better things. It Is a matter of congratulation that the so-called "anarchists" have never raised their voices against the constitu tion of the republic, as have some of those In high places who, while they stood on the holier-than-thou pulpit and scorned the "anarchists" with rank abuse, declared, as did Lauterbach, the chairman of the New Tork Republican central committee, "that if Bryan were elected, they would not abide by the re sult." The fusion forces need feel no regret or remorse for the manner in which their campaign has been conducted. The Republicans valngloriously boasted that they were instituting a "campaign of education." The education of the country in reality, however, came from the west, but It has not yet been com pleted. Much has been done in three months; very much more will be done in four years more. Defeat will not dis courage the free sliver forces; rather Will it spur them to renewed effort, with the certainty of eventual triumph, in that right and justice must in the end prevail against iniquity and wrong. The argument of the free silver party was opposed by the abuse of the advocates «f the sinaria gold standard: its causa 1 was oombated by coercion and corrup tion. In the contemplation of the general re sult throughout the country there Is, however, much consolation and, Indeed, satisfaction, to be gained from the par ticular results as far as gathered in our own locality. At the time of writing the result in California must still be regarded as doubtful but it Is certain that Southern California has returned a wholesome majority for Bryan and free silver. The verdict of Los Angelas county wOl not unnaturally command Immedi ate attention, as soon as the general re sult Is realized. There is every Indies- j tlon, already supported by much evl- < dence, that Los Angeles county has rolled up a substantial majority for Bryan and free silver. The loyalty of the true Democrats, the steadfastness of the Populists and the grand rally of the free silver Republic ans have contributed to this splendid result We shall no longer be represented in congress by a representative in whom no one can have any confidence. Mr. Mc- Lachlan will be permitted to retire into private life, and Mr. Barlow will be the true representative of a constituency that believes in the remonetization of silver and its eventual triumph HANNA'S ACHIEVEMENT The campaign Just closed has embod ied the most momentous trial to which popular government has ever been sub jected. How far yesterday's vote may be accepted as the legitimate verdict of popular government it is imposible as yet to determine. That there have been forces of stu pendous and unprecedented pressure at work to undermine and annihilate the honest reason and true convictions of the people no unprejudiced observer will dare to deny. Those who have been most respon sible for the alleged alignment of class against class have been most vehement in the deprecation of such condition. It has been the insolent insistence of superior knowledge and the arrogant pa rade of great wealth, prominent in the ranks of Mr. MeKinley's supporters, that have irritated the people and revealed to them the fact that there is in this repub lic a powerful and dangerous plutocracy whose interests have nothing in common with the needs and desires of the com mon people. The vote of the millionaire is Ipso facto of no more value or of greater result ant power than the ballot of the poorest citizen. But the dangerous evil which unhappily is in the power of the wealthy manufacturer or merchant had undoubt edly in many instances done its insidious damage before the polls were opened. All the wealth and all the power of wealth in this country was arrayed against Mr. Bryan the moment the true issue of the campaign had been made clear. Millions of dollars have been spent with the hope that many millions more might be reaped from the continuance of an un just and unwholesome system. No more dangerous figure has ever arisen in the history of the American nation than that of Mark Hanna. The lines of his lust for power had long been laid. What other object than ultimate -xdf-aggrandizement and possession o) power could have induced this merciless grinder of the poor to so charitably come to the assistance of a politician, who, while his name was in the mouths of the citizens of the world as the au thor of an iniquitous bill, had proved no toriously incompetent as governor of Ohio and utterly devoid of executive ability, and had also been so barren of business sense and worldly wisdom as to indorse paper to the amount of $118, --000 when he was only worth about one tenth of that amount? The moment that Hanna & Co. took over Mr. MeKinley's private obligations the plot of his public ambition was be gotten. Since that time his candidacy has been nourished on the milk of wolves, but wolves of a different breed from those who were responsible for th - foundation of Rome. It was necessary to entirely transform the nature of their foundling. He had oeen a fairly consistent, and on occa sion strenuous, advocate of the remone tization of silver. Such opinions, how ever, were so entirely contrary to the mind and measures of his masters and nurses, that they were In due season buried in silence, and fresh sentiments of an entirely opposite nature eventually inculcated. Until the St. Louis convention Hanna had not declared himself, and Mr. Mc- Kinley, of course, had not been permit ted to open his mouth. Hanna controlled the St. Louis convention and he also controlled McKinley. Hanna's edict for the continuance of the single gold standard was adopted by the convention and forced down the throat of McKinley. With unparalleled Insolence and the basest effrontery Mr. Hanna com menced a campaign of corruption. He soon declared his hand and openly an nounced that "if he couldn't win one way, he would another." A campaign fund of collossal proportions was in stituted. A liberal assessment was levied upon the fortunes of the millionaires and merchant princes of the country. This fund, amounting to five hundred million dollars was, of course, beyond the scope of any legitimate expense. For the past three months throughout the country the Republican managers have spent money with a lavish and lascivious hand. A trinity of corruption, coercion and intimidation, was com prised In the unity of Hanna. But those who could condescend to such base methods were not merely content with those weapons. Abuse of the most viru lent, unfounded and vicious character was substituted for argument. No term was vile enough, no epithet too slander ous to apply to Mr. Bryan and his fol lowers. The man who was bold enough to head the crusade for the salvation of his country was promptly labeled an anarchist and the leader of anarchists. Dishonesty, repudiation and lawlessness were the common terms hurled at the heads of the true Democratic party. In their desert of argument and wilderness of reason, they sought to cultivate cacti and fungi of lies concerning the people's candidate. Lie after He was conceived, lie after lie resulted in abortion. Let Hanna and hla fellows glory In such a campaign, let the nation hid* Its LOS ANGELES HEBALD: WEDNESDAY MORNTNG. NOVEMBER 4, 1898. head that such a campaign has been possible. LAND AND WHEAT A slight rise In the price of wheat In San Francisco and In eastern markets has recently occurred. It was reported at San Francisco that whatever ad vance there might be In the price ot California wheat would undoubtedly soon be followed by a corresponding ad- vanoe in the prices ot grain-producing lands in this state and contiguous states. The ratio mentioned was an ad vance ot $3 an acre for every ten cents per cental added to the price of wheat. This announcement furnishes food for thought. Political economists will be interested in analyzing the economic problems embodied therein. Except under very extraordinary ' circum stances operating detrimentally to the community the tendency of land values everywhere is upward. While labor pro ducts, by reason of increased competi tion and Improved facilities for produc tion, become cheaper year by year, land grows dearer all the time. This is true in large cities, in towns and in ag ricultural districts. A striking instance in proof of this statement Is found In California statistics. During the twen ty-two years from 1572 to 1894, accord ing to assessment reports. the total labor products in this state depreciated J50.000.000. In this same period land values In the state doubled two and one-half times. Of course the enormous shrink age in the assessed value of labor products was partially due to improved facilities and increased inclination among property owners to conceal per sonal property, and. by various meth ods insure light assessments on taxa ble things that could not be kept out of the assessors' sight. Yet after due al lowance is mnde on that score the fact remains that there was a great falling off in values of labor products. Now every inquiring mind will na turally desire to know whether if land values are increased by a rising wheat market the returns to labor will be cor respondingly advanced. The answer is, most certainly not, if we are to judge by universal past experience. The value of land either for selling or rent ing purposes, is something that rises though other things fall. There are three, and only three, factors in the pro duction of wealth. They are land, labor and capital. Each gets a portion of the product. What land gets Is called rent, what labor receives is wages, and what is credited to capital is interest When one of these factors gets more than its just share the other two are robbed to that extent. Under the maladjustments of our existing social system the passive factor, land, appropriates the lion's share, leaving to the others only enough of the product for them to exist upon and continue to produce wealth for the lord of the land. Let no one imagine that an Increase of land values anywhere means an in crease of wealth or an enhancement of general prosperity among the people. It simply means that access to land for useful purposes is becoming more diffi cult, and the proiits of mere land own ership are rising. ■ The world's fair had the effect of rais ing land values in Chicago about $50, --000.000. But that fifty million dollar in crease was purely speculative and ficti tious. It added nothing to the aggre gate wealth pf the inflated city. On the contrary, it rendered the production of wealth more difficult and labor more helpless by raising still higher the bar rier between labor and land. What Is true of Chicago real estate inflation Is true of every other city and of every town and rural district where land spec ulation is unchecked, The adoption of a fiscal policy that will stop speculation in nature's gifts to all, discourage idleness, and reward indus try by insuring to labor all that it earns, is the great problem of the age. The American Congress of Liberal Religious societies, of which Dr. H. W. Thomas of Chicago is president, Col. T. W. Higginson, Drs. Hlrsch, Savage, Heber Newton and William M, Salter are vice presidents, and Jenkin Lloyd Jones of Chicago secretary, will botd its third annual meeting in Plymouth church, Indianapolis, Nov. 17th, ISth and 10th. Philip S. Moxom of Springfield, Mass.. preaches the opening sermon. Among other speakers are Edwin D Mead of Boston, Revs. Reed Stuart of Detroit, William C. Gannett of Roches ter, Drs. Hirsch, Canfield and Thomas of Chicago. Dr. F.exford of Columbus, 0., and many other prominent repre sentatives of various denominations. The congress is a direct outcome of the parliament spirit, the initiatory step be ing taken during that meeting. It Is an attempt to ameliorate the dogmatic spirit and to minimize the sectarian di visions in communities. Further notice of program and meeting will Ije duly published. The screeches of the Times' eagle evi dently upset the mental equilibrium of its editor about midnight, for in a pane gyric of McKinley he exclaims: When he went out upon his front porch at Canton to welcome a delegation of visitors, he threw the four cardinal points of the compass overboard. McKinley may for the time being have reached port, but by overthrowing the ordinary safeguards and implicitly trusting in Hanna at the helm he may lose his anchor and be driven to stormy seas. It must be admitted that the public generally, especially In moments of ex citement, Is apt to be gullible. Because they read returns showing that out of 100 precincts in some locality the returns In 10 of them indicated that McKinley had a substantial majority, many of once jumped to the conclusion that the locality, the state and the country had gone overwhelmingly for McKinley, and went home at midnight satisfied that the country was lost or saved, as the case might be My friends, I want you to believe me when I say I have enjoyed the op portunity of defending bimetallism, that it a righteous cause, and I want you to believe that I would rather stay among you as a private citizen and be permitted still to raise my voice against what I conceive to be a crime against the human race, than to enjoy all the honors in Christendom if I had to Join In the conspiracy.—W. J. Bryan. Only two arrests throughout the day during the hours that the polls were open speak volumes for the decency of Los Angeles citizenship. But I want you to remember that in «plt» Af nil that finanHAr* hay» 4nn« fo»« twenty years to keep the silver question down. It Is still up before the American people and will stay up before the American people.—W. J. Bryan. The popularity of Bryan in this city needed no further proof than the en thusiastic way in which the Indication of any success of his cause was greeted at all the points where the returns were dis played. LI Hung Chang with his three-eyed peacock feather and especially with his yellow Jacket, would feel entirely at home in a yellow-badged Republican procession. Yellow is the royal color of China. If this election fails to restore bimetal lism it simply means four years more of agitation until the people have another chance to express themselves. —W. J. Bryan. The bottled up excitement of several months was uncorked last night, but much of it was spent in froth. The crowd and the excitement on the streets last night rivaled that of the last night of La Fiesta. Otis' eagle was troubled with prema ture flatulence last evening. TO THE EDITOR FARMERS' INSTITUTES. Editor Herald: AVill you kindly call the attention of your numerous readers to the fact that two series of farmers' institutes, held under the auspices of the State University at Berkeley, will occur in December and January in Southern California. The first series will be held In the counties of Santa Bar bara and Ventura, and the dates ot these will be as follows: Goleta, Santa Bar bara county, December 14th and 15th; Carpinteria. of the same county, De cember 16th and 17th, and Fillmore, Ventura county, December 181b and 19rh. I w ill visit these places November 26th 27th and 2Sth to help arrange the pro gram and appoint committees. The sec ond scries will be held In the counti-s of Riverside and San Bernardino, Jan uary 4th to oth, 1807. They will occur at Elsinore, Riverside county, January 4th and sth. Riverside, January 6th and 7th, and Redlands, January Bth and 9th. I will visit Elsinore to help in making ar rangements November 30th, and Riv erside and Redlands December 6th and 7th. At two of these places, Redlands and Riverside, these will be the second meet ings since I have had charge of these institutes. At Riverside there are two very successful clubs in active operation. Thus it is expected that these institutes especially, and Indeed all of these two series will be very Interesting and valu able to all in attendance. It is hoped and expected that there will be a goodly number at the preliminary meeting, and a very large attendance at the regular Institutes. There wi'l surely be one person from the univer sity, and other good speakers from the outside the locality, and besides these there will be papers from those of th" locality on subjects of pressing impor tance to the people of the region. The farmers' clubs which have been started since the last series of institutes were held are especially successful. Large clubs are reported, and the inter est leaves little to be desired. It is hoped and expected that a live farmers' club will be organized hereafter at every place where an Institute is held. The subject of a farmers 'literary cir cle will he discussed at the forthcoming institutes. These reading circles are very popular In the east and are doinf excellent service. The atmosphere of Southern California would seem spec ially well adapted for such organiza tions. It is believed by those who are cnr.ahle of judging that our farmers' In stitutes of Southern California are in many respects the superior of ary he'd In the country. It is the determination of those havintr them in charge that they shall not be behind in any reppect T . . .. A. J. COOK, University representative of farmers' institutes, Southern California. Claremont, Cal., Nov. 3. ALL THE WORLD OVER. Henri Conti, who for several years was the present czarina's instructor In French literature, has written a charm ing account of her childhood and early womanhood. The manner of her bring ing up strongly reflected the sentiments and principles of her grandmother the good Queen Victoria. The Grand Duch ess Alice, In writing to the queen, once said, as to the education of her children: "I strive to bring them up totally free .from pride of their position, which Is nothing save what their personal worth can make it. I feel so entirely as you do on the difference) of rank, and, how al' important It is for princes and princess es to know that they are nothing bet ter or above others save through their own merit, and that they have only the double duty of living for others and of being an example—good and modest." These ideas differ somewhat from those which governed the education of the grand dauphin In France, or of Charles H. in England and th» great Russian nation may well be thankful because of this fact. The educational routine of the coun of Darmstadt before the present czar ina was married shows how some of the princely born of this modern time are made to work in order to be fitted for what are conceived to be the require ments of their rank. Seven oclock was the hour for rising. From breakfast un til the midday dinner, except for an hour devoted to a promenade either on foot or on horseback, the time was given to study. Beyond the elemental course this included the living language".. French and English in particular, which the princesses were made to talk fluent ly at an early age; the lighter accom plishments, such as music, drawing, painting and dancing; the more practi cal, such as sewing and a knowledge of the art of cooking. In the afternoon there was a carriage ride or an excur sion. After the return to the palace ten was served and then the duties of study were resumed. Once a week there was a holiday and a half holiday. The old fashioned, childish amusements with dolls, etc., were not Indulged. Instead of these the princesses had instructive toys, such as phonographs, telephones, photographic apparatus, magic lanterns, etc., and were encotiraged in all the hy gienic sports, equestrianism, canoeing, croquet, tennis, skating, cycling. The czarina Is a fearless rider, both of horse and bicycle. As to pocket money, the czarina received until she was 8 years old, 12 cents a day; from her Sth to her 12th rear, „ cents a day, and from her 12th to her 16th year, 60 cents a day. From that time ehe began to be treated as a young woman; her short dresses were laid aside, she was given her first article of jewelry and she was seated at the principal family table instead of the small one. She was allowed evening amusements and traveled during her vacations. But her education contin ued until she was married to the czar. FAILURE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LOBBY LAW. In the passage of the act of 1890, which was made more stringent by the stat ute of the following year, It was an ticipated by the good people of the com monwealth, who still had an abiding 'fllth In th* «ner«nltv »nrt *lnclp-mlnd#d devotion to duty of the mem bers of the legislature, that the l "lobby" blemish would forever be re | moved from the escutcheon of the oil Bay state, and that thenceforth a legls- I lator would be able to make laws undis : turbed by the threats or the blandlsh ' ments of the members of the "third ' house." We are led to this retrospect by a re ' cent examination of the books in which i the legislative agents for the year 1806 were supposed to register. Now. at the j last session of the legislature there were | some exceedingly important measures j up for consideration, but In the book re i ferred to there Is no evidence of the em ployment of legislative agents by the parties interested In the desired legis lation. There are but few registrations altogether, and these are almost entire ly In connection with matters of minor Importance: the big things, those where in there was prospectively the most money, were apparently permitted to take their chance of success or failure without the aid or assistance of the lobby. Nevertheless, the halls and cor ridors at the state house were, through out the session, thronged with men who have for many years been identified with the third house: and not only were these men on the ground, but It was noted that they had very much to say in their conversations with legislators relative to certain large matters pend ing before the senate or the house. In a word, the law relating to employment of legislative agents seemed to be a dead letter. —Boston Transcript. KLEPTOMANIA IS A DISEASE. Medical Men Believe the Practice Is Due to Unhealthful Mental Conditions. The weight of high medical opinion is to the effect that kleptomania Is a form of mental unsoundness that does In some cases actually exist. About six years ago aman was arrested in the act of stealing a pocket handkerchief from a lady in Vienna. In his sane days lie had been a prosperous baker, but a ma nia for the acquisition of cambric pocket handkerchiefs seized upon him and proved his ruin. At first it was his habit to accost ladies in Ihe street and offer to buy their pocket handkerchiefs, if they refused he used to get angry and offer them higher and higher prices, until a bargain was struck. Many women traded upon his madmess, until at last all his muiiey was spent and he became a bankrupt. Then, no longer having money to buy pocket handkerchiefs, he look lo stealing them and was soon sent to prison, it was thought that his Im prisonment Would cure him, But when he was again caught in the act, in 1800, hundreds of cambric handkerchiefs were found concealed in the room w here he lodged. As he had never been known to steal anything else, the court before which he was brought promptly ad judged him insane and sent him to a madhouse. This is only one of many cases that are to be found in the medico legal books. In the city of Newark, N. J., within a month past, a lady was arrested for shoplifting, and, overwhelmed with shame, refused to give her name. When she was arraigned many respectable citizens, Including a clergyman, appear ed to vouch for the fact that she was a woman cjf good family in prosperous circumstances, well able to buy any thing she needed, and having no need whatever, for the articles she had sto len. She was stubbornly determined to conceal her name, even though she were sent to prison, and the respectable citi zens sustained her In that resolution, obviously for the sake of shielding her family. The court imposed a fine of $75 upon her which was many times the value of the goods taken. The fine was promptly paid by the highly respectable lawyer who appeared for her and she left the court room with her identity un discoveredi. Again, in a dry goods store on Sixth avenue, New York, on Monday week a woman was arrested on a sim ilar charge, and it appeared that she was a visitor to the metropolis from the town of Porlehester. Residents of that town were ready to testify in large num bers that she had been staling things from the local stores for three .years past, always taking articles of small value, and for which she had no need She was. moreover, a well-to-do person, owning considerable property, and the Portehester tradesmen, it seemed, had all tacitly agreed to regard her as a de mented woman, whom it would be a shame to prosecute. She, too, will prob ably be discharged with a cautionary fine. The whole problem of kleptomania In the courts resolves Itself into a question that must be answered according to the proved facts In each case as It arises. Whenever It appears clearly that there was no motive for theft, no object In it. and that the accused person has shown signs of unmistakable mental derange ment, the case is properly one for the lunatic asylum and not for the prison.— Baltimore Sun. A NEW LIGHT FOR WAR VESSELS. The danger of making a ship visible to the enemy by exhibiting light signals at night, has always been a serious con sideration In naval manoeuvres. A lamp called the "rat trap." has just been trier! successfully by the French Medi terranean squadron. In which this drawback is obviated. The "rat trap" is a small light, which la placed in the stern of the vessel before the wheel. No other visible light is permitted on board. It throws out an electric light which cannot be seen on the right or left of the ship, and can only be discovered dead ahead under certain conditions known to the seeker. By means of this inven tion night signals can be made when rockets or flash lights be useless, or liable to betray the position of the fleet to the enemy. Tt can also guide a squadron in line with all their lights out. even In dangerous latitudes. The French navy alone possesses this light, and from the great precaution' taken to guard Its secret, it Is evidently regarded as of great Importance. The oommand "r of the ship and one sworn officer alone handle It. and It Is kept on board in a special apartment, of which the com mander holds the key. Tn one of the re cent tests the sqnndron left Marseilles at 5 oclock in the evening. Three hours afterwards, the torpedo destroyer Fau con started to hunt it up. At. 8 oclock she weighed anchor and steamed out of the harbor in pursuit with all lights extinguished except the "rat trap." No body on board knew the direction the squadron had taken, but at 1 oclock in the morning the Faucon joined it. THEIR ENTHUSIASM DWINDLED If Chicago women had taken the same interest in registration that they did in the year 1894, the totals might have been greater. But Chicago women did not get enthusiastic enough over politics to reg ister. They were few and far between at (he places of registration, and the num ber that has qualified to vote is disap pointingly small. Compared with the records two years ago, the registration of women this year Is surprising in its decrease. In 1894, the first time women were allowed to vote, their registration in Chicago footed up 30,546. and they cast 23,599 votes. About 2500 women registered last week, and at the office of the board of election commissioners on Tuesday it was estimated the total for the two days would not exceed 6000, about one-fifth of the total of two years ago. Tho officers of the women s Fnrublic an state and county committees ad mitted their disappointment at the re sult in Chicago, but they thought the state outside would make a better show ing. Some of them attributed the light vote to the fact that the national issues had so overshadowed state Issues. Others thought many women had failed to register because they feared they might Interfere with the registration of , men. Some of them were sure the news papers were responsible for the neglect >f the women to turn out in large num ber. 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COMER. o D X —— . ______ s Per Box==Grant's Hystic Salve 50c 1 year with other matters of pressing Im portance that the fair sex has been overlooked.—Chicago Times-Herald. HUMOR OF THE HOUR The lynching business still goes on, in spite of the fact that all honest citizens are wrestling with the 16 to 1 puzzle—The Age, New York. If there is any kind of a trust behind Bryan, as they say, It ought to cross over to the other side and make it unan imous.—Detroit Tribune It will be noticed that the distinguished Americans whom Bryan claims are in sympathy with his politics are all dead. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Dave Hill may be an able New York politician, but in the rugged west he would be called a possum—a thing not brave enough to right and without sense enough to run.—St. Louis Republi6. Mr. Bryan is not the first man to make political speeches at 2 oclock in the morning; but he is the first, we believe, to deliver speeches at that hour which look well in print.—Chicago Record. According to a current newspaper story, an Italian who applied for nat uralization papers and was asked as to where he was born, responded "Mc- Kinley." "How long have you lived In this country?" "McKinley." "How old are you?" "McKinley."—San Francis co Argonaut. Silverbug: "I tell you the silver lead ers are waging a fight for principle." Goldbug: "Yes, and they stipulate In all their contracts that the principal shall be paid in gold."—New York Tri bune. Logic and Rhetoric: 'I trust," remarked the Instructor, " you now understand the distinction between logic and rhet oric." "Rhetoric," answered the disciple, "is logic regardless of the consent of other nations." In the meantime the sliver tide was receding at the rate of four leading ed itorials per day.—Detroit Tribune. ECCENTRICITIES OF CLIMATE. Abnormal Conditions Have Prevailed Recently All Over the World. The exceptional violence of the recent tornado in Paris, analogous to but for tunately less destructive than the fear ful catastrophe at St. Louis In May, this year, attracts attention to the extraor dinary vicissitudes of the world's weath er during the last eighteen months. It will be observed that storms of this lo cally violent character, entirely differ ent from what are properly termed cy clones, generally occur at the close of a long period of drouth such as we have lately experienced. It would almost seem indeed as though nature, weary of one type, swung over to the opposite with the petulant violence of a spoiled child. The tornadoes which peppered the middle states of America this spring terminated a drouth which affected a large portion of the same area so severe ly as to allow the bed of the Ohio river to be worked for coal, reduced the fall of Niagara and lowered the St. Lawrence to an unprecedented extent. Extend ing the area of observation, we find ever since February, 1895, equally abnormal conditions prevailed over India, Austra lia and the Pacific and Indian oceans. For example, the southeast trade wind of the Indian ocean and Its twin brother, the southwest monsoon of India, were both very feeble last summer, the fail ure of the latter causing a drouth nearly down to famine mark In some parts of India. Coincidentally with and follow ing these conditions on the Australian «lrl* of the blrh pressure atmospharle wall bounding the southeast trades, an extraordinary prevalence of hot, dray, northwest winds occurred right on to April, 18SG. throughout Australia and New Zealand, raising the temperature in New South Wales to such a height that the government actually carried people free by rail from the interior coast in order to save their lives. The temperature in Sydney ran up to such record heights as 106 and 108 degrees, and even in New Zealand, except at the extreme southern end, the famous hot northwesters of the Canterbury districts dried up the crops, while the north isl and, especially near Auckland, looked as though it had been toasted in front of some Titanic fire. In contrast, but evi dently in correspondence with these ab normal features, the north Pacific was unusually stormy, Honolulu receiving quite an unusual supply of "koua," or \yinter storms, while California, at the boundary of the oceanic area came in for a similar excess of Its curiously marked winter rains. Elsewhere drouth seems to have been the rule. The low Nile was recently a formidable obsta cle to the Soudan expedition, and the violent resumption of rain overlts basin, in common with the similar change which now seems to be everywhere ter minating this world land drouth, is cre ating a fresh scourge by promoting the conditions favorable to the spread of cholera. It Is not easy to discover even the proximate causes for such a widespread anomaly, or to draw a practical moral; but a general survey would appear to show that the equatorial rain belt has been less developed than usual, and that the atmosphere over the continents on either side of It has been less heaped up into narrow belts of high pressure and more uniformly spread over the sur faces. I WILL NOT YIELD. I will not yield! altho' no aid be nigh, Altho' my foes be many as the sand, Altho' the echoeß mock my desperate cry As slips the swordhilt from my nerveless hand, 1 will not yield! Disgraced, defeated, broken, shamed. Besmeared with tilth and blood—all maimed, \ All crippled, wounded—thrust down to the very dust, Faint unto death—while I have breath I will not yield! I will not yield! The courage of despair thrills thro' me, Fierce resolve springs from the wreck of youthful hope, Now all seems lost, I dare as ne'er before, In ruin, will tinds scope. Not dreaming now of vast renown, Of laurel wreath and golden crown, Of place among the gods. I face the fenrful odds. And for dear life maintain the strife, i will not yield! I will not yield! T cannot choose, For lo! I. too, have seen, Seen what the end might be. The far-off sun-kissed pinnacle of snow. The perfect life of selfless liberty. And having seen, I can but seek the high- Th(?*the heavenly peak lies ages hence away , , , From this foul bed of clay. It can be won, child of the sun! I will not yield! I will not yield! The fault Is all my own, That I have fallen. ... , , ,„ Loins girt for years with pleasure's silken Have' Tailed to st and the strain. Evil seeds benr fruit, but to the brute I will not yield! No! tho' the effort be In; vain. No! tho' I rise to fall again, Unto the utmost end, Until the night descend— i stand my ground, vanquished or crowned. I wtlinot yield!