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FRIDAY, riAY 38, 1897.
The phenomenon cf the wheels of Jus
tice In motion with a millionaire ln th?
hopper has been on exhibition in Wash
ington. H. O. Havemeyer, the sugar
king, who pompously declined to an
swer the queries propounded to him by
the 3enate investigating committee, in
1894, touching campaign funds fur
nished by his sugar company, was th?
commodity that should have been re
duced in the mills of the gods. Trustee
Havemeyer's position had not been at
all assuring. His confederate in contra
band methods, E. R. Chapman, is in
Jail for the like offense for which Have
meyer has been acquitted, and the facts
in the two cases were about the sam
—they were in contempt of the Judicial
authority of the senate committee, by
refusing to answer proper questions.
A most imposing: array of counsel
gathered from New York, Philadelphia
and Washington, was on hand to de
fend the distinguished culprit. The suc
cessful defense was purely technical,
and such as would have obtained scant
consideration it the prisoner and his
counsel had been plain John Smith ana
Joe Brown.
The court was asked to consider the
hypothetical circumstance as to whether
it was obligatory upon the accused to
answer a question proposed by a mem
ber of the senate committee unless It
was apparent at the lime that the ques
tion was the choice of the whole com
mittee. In other words, the court was
expected, In a deep, reflective sort of
a way, to say to the accused, in lan
guage that may have been very learned,
but also wholly incomprehensible, thus,
in effect: "Prisoner at the bar, your
guilt under the main charge Is clearly
apparent, but It' Is in no manner ap
parent that this august committee did,
in your immediate presence and hear
ing, pass upon the materiality of, and
mutually adopt the question, your re
fusal to answer which is the head and
front of your offending. Therefore, the
intent doth not judicially appear. You
will accordingly go hence discharged.
Call the next case."
According to this program of counsel,
Havemeyer thanks everybody in sight,
wearing, meanwhile, an expression of
great humility until the period of con
gratulation s-hould have passed, when
the yawning jail goe=- hungry and Have
meyer leturns to his home.
Had the power of authorized federal
investigating committees to punish con
tumacious witnesses been confirmed as
a settled question, there would have
been some old scores that might have
been balanced. Unless time limitation, or
some other trchnical defense can be in
terpcsed to shield the offenders, Vice
President Sterling of the Illinois Steel
company and Director Frick of Carne
gie's Homestead company might be
given a chance to explain. The former
gentleman refused to submit the com
pany's books to the inspection of tho
interstate commerce commission in 1592.
and Frick, about the same time, refused
to answer the questions proposed by the
congressional investigating committe?
relative to the cost of production at the
Carnegie works. Chairman Oates in
formed Frick at the time that the com
mittee would hold under advisement his j
refusal to answer, and he has kept hU
word, for It is still under advisement.
The evil example set by Sterling and
Frick focused in Chapman and Have
ir.pyer two years later, and now the on-;
is ir. the toils and the other has escaped
en a quibble.
Mr. Havemeyer Is reported to have
said at the conclusion of the trial, "The
verdict is satisfactory to me and every
decent man in the community." The su
gar baron may find consolation In such
self assurance, but he doubly errs. In
the first place he has not proved
that he has any right to couple
himself, with decent men, - and.
in the second, it Is tolerably certain
that the majority of decent men will
view the verdict with distinct dissatis
Greater New York will not have an
actual existence until January 1, 189S,
but Governor Black has already signed
the big community's new charter, and
the Instrument Is ln the hands of the.
cities, who are showing It little mercy.
Dr. Albert Shaw, editor of the Review
of Reviews, declares that the charter
destroys home rule, "the very thing we
are trying to avoid." The machinery Is
too cumbrous, and the general result
is that all legislation relating to the
city will be given into the hands of the
state legislature at Albany.
Dr. Shaw is an acknowledged author
ity on the Important subject of civics,
and his books, "Municipal Government
in Great Britain" and "Municipal Gov
ernment ln Continental Europe" are
standard works. Any criticisms he may
make in relation to the subject may not
be ignored.
It would appear that, as usual, the
politicians, the bosses and their pro
fessional henchmen saw to it that their
nterests were taken care of ln the new
charter. The tendency of late years
has been toward home rule in city gov
ernment, the centralization of author
ity in the mayor and the divorcement
jof state legislatures from municipal af-
I fairs. Every recent charter revision
j that has been made for the large cities
of the country has had home rule for its
central idea. The reason is that when
the executive power is concentrated in
the mayor, who is chosen by the people,
and the legislature is prohibited from
interference, the people have a better
chance to fix the responsibility for good
government and to institute reforms
in bad government.
The professional politicians in New
York seem to have also noted this idea,
else they would not have accomplished
the defeat of home rule. At the same
time it was not to be expected that in
a state like New York a perfect char
ter for such a gigantic municipality
would be evolved at the first attempt.
The new instrument will doubtless need
a great deal of patching, and may re
semble the boy's Jack knife in a few
The prevailing conditions ln New-
York have evolved a brand new party,
which calls Itself the Public Franchise
association, and whose aim is to gov
ernmentize all branches of the public
service that operate by franchise. It
is characterized by one writer as "the
populism of the west applied to civic life
In the east," and has distinct social
istic tendencies. The association would
have the car lines, gas companies, tele
graphs and telephones, that are made
monopolies by franchise, run at cost for
the benefit of the people.
It is certain that the experiment of
Greater New York will be of great in
terest and value in the important 6tudy
of municipal government.
The word jingo, so much ln use now
adays, Is an importation from England,
where It was coined about twenty years
ago, and applied to a party in that coun
try that urged giving armed support by
the British government to the Turks In
the then pending Russo-Turkish war.
It has become a term of ridicule and
iprobrlum, and In this country It is
indiscriminately applied to those who
would make our influence felt in inter-
national affairs through a distinctive
and vigorous foreign policy, as well as
to those who seemingly would reck
lessly force the country Into war on
the slightest pretext.
If the word had then been known,
the ptople of New England would have
called Jefferson a Jingo when he laid
the embargo; Madison a Jingo when he
asserted American rights at the risk of
war with Great Britain, and Monro.?
would have been regarded as a prince of
jingoes when he declared for the doc
trine that bears his name. All would
have been called jingoes who favored
the expulsion of the French and Maxi
milian from Mexico, that a republican
government might be restored to that
country. The Spanish have learned the
word, and they apply it to all of our
people who favor granting aid in any
form to the Cuban patriots or who sym
pathize with them in their struggle for
freedom. When Mr. Cleveland inter
posed in behalf of Venezuela in her con
troversy with Great Britain, the pro-
British among us sneered, and called
his act jingoism.
A little more than half a century ago
Jonathan Sewall of Maine wrote:
"No pent up Ctica contracts our powers;
The boundless continent is ours."
And the great body of the American
people sang the couplet. Then there
was Jingoism en masse. The spirit
that prompts to the assumption and
maintenance of a position among ni
tions worthy of the freest and greatest
of republics cannot be laughed down
nor suppressed by anything the fogies
among us can do.
The opening debates on the tariff bill
should be carefully read by seekers
after light and the truth. It is said that
the average man wears a mask in every
day life, ar.d that his real nature can
not be seen until he is caught oft his
guard, speaking and acting according
to his natural instincts, freed from con
So with the tariff hill and those who
are responsible for it. The people are
told that the tariff is a beneficent meas
ure, intended entirely for their inter
ests. It is only when the makeup of the
bill is under consideration and the nat
ural impulses and selfish wishes of the
a liferent sections are held up to view,
that a correct understanding of the
measure and lta underlying elements is
In the course of Monday's debate Sen
ators Piatt of New York, Hanna of Ohio
and Spooner of Wisconsin were "espe
cially vigorous ln their opposition to the
increased tax on beer." Was It because
the senators are opposed on principle
to the Increased tax? Certainly not. It
was merely because the brewers of New
York, Cincinnati and Milwaukee are
opposed to it.
Then Senator Warren of Wyoming
declared that 'the duties on wool were
inadequate. Wool-growing Is one of the
chief Industries of that state. He wai
followed by Senator Lodge of Massa-
chusetts, who spoke against the duty
on hides, wanting them placed on the
free list. The making of boots and
shoes is one of the principal industries
in Massachusetts.
These pleas made the western men
angry,, and they declared that if such
thtng9 were to be done they would vote
to place on the free list other articles
which their states purchased but did
not produce.
Not a word was said about passing.
" as quickly as possible, a bill that would
produce.*'revenue sufficient to stop th*
treasury deficiency and avert further
bond Issues. Indeed, the revenues seem
to be entirely absent from the minds ot
the Republican leaders. The bill Is mere
' ly a grab bag of bargain and sale, where
in each section hopes to profit at the ex
pense of all the others. The treasury
can go to the dogs for all they care.
* Else why should they permit the Im
portation of a year's supply of foreign
1 'goods, pending the passage of the bill?
' Even so persistent a protection organ
1 as the Los Angeles Times is getting res-
I live under such a disastrous policy, and
is declaring that congress is acting 1
mainly for the benefit of the importers.
Repentance Is good for the soul, but it
conies too late In the case of the clam
orers for a new high protective tariff.
The mischief is already done.
I —
The chief aim and purpose of the peo
ple of Los Angelesand Southern Califor
nia is to secure immediate favorable ac
tion by congress on the San Pedro har
bor matter ln the shape of instructions
worded In such terms that Secretary Al
i ger will no longer dare to make delay.
Our people are not In the habit of glv
! Ing up any worthy purpose that they
, set out to accomplish. They may not
i avoid delay, but they can avert defeat.
The very fact that the battle must be
fought over again If but an added Incen
tive, while the fact that they were be
trayed by a pliant tool in office will but
cause them to redouble their efforts.
Nor will the people of Southern Cali
fornia be mystified as to this unwar
\ ranted de.ay. They have already placed
| the blame where it belongs. Alger is
a mere factor. Huntlngaon could not
seduce congress Into obeying his will.
I But when the Republican party came
Into power and a Republican adminis
! tratlon held the reins of government,
the task was easy. A word in the ears
of Alger and McKinley and the matter
was fixed. Another Installment of the
debt owed by the Republican party to ;
■ Trusit, Monopoly & Co. was then and
there paid.
The people can hope for no better
treatment lis long as the Republican
party is in power. Their interests are
not safe in its hands. The Republican
party Is the harbor of refuge and of
commerce for our worpt enemies.
The "First Voice of the Americanized
Chinese of the United States to the pub
lic" is the title of a grandiloquent ap
peal published by the Chinese Equal
Rights league. Wong Chin Foo, the
president of the league, which has lately
been formed with headquarters at Chi
cago, waxes eloquent and pathetic in
inauguration of a campaign for equai
franchise. Of course the Geary act is
stigmatized as outrageous, monstrous
and utterly un-American, the exis-tence
of which Mr. Foo claims is not knowr.
by one among a thousand citizens. If
Mr. Foo sojourned in California for any
length of time he would realize that
there is probably not one among a
j thousand citizers who does not know
J and appreciate Its existence.
But the majority of Mr. Foo's claims
£.re equally false and not calculated
to deceive anyone who has had the leas;
experience of Chinamen and their man
ners. It is asserted of the majority of
the Chinamen that "their financial and
rocial interests are all in the United
States, and that they learn to love this
j country better than they did the old
i They have acquired American ideas and
habits which have- rendered their resi
| dence in China almost impossible."
While the Japanese Invariably endeav
or and usually succeed in rapidly assimi
lating themselves to customs and con
ditions of the country to which they
migrate, the reverse is almost always
true of the Chinaman. The comparative
I 'eolation of the Mongolians, the exist-
I ence of Chinese quarters in all the cities
which they frequent in any number, Is
the surest answer to Mr. Foo's pretens>e
that the race can ever be blended with
the American people. Such segrega
tion is an arrangement that is>
reciprocally agreable.
Mr. Foo further asserts that "we have
absolutely no sympathy for those of our
countrymen who persist ln their own
civilization and refuse to become Amer
icanized and whose only aim is to earn
enough money to return to China; with
these we have nothing to do." Then Mr
Foo and his league "have nothing to
do" with ninety-nine out of every hun
dred Chinamen in America. The omnip
otent ambition of the ordinary China
man is to make enough money to re
turn to the flowery kingdom and enjoy
"opium cum dignitate." Even if they
fail in this laudable enterprise their
bones must be transported to China that
their souls may rest in peace.
Such a distinction as the Chinese
A Herald correspondent says: "An
asphalt pavement should never be
sprinkled. It e>hould be washed—washed
exactly as a man-of-war's deck Is
washed —scrubbed, if you please. . . .
Use water from Are hydrants with Are
Such a plan would undoubtedly give
us cleaner streets, but many think it
rots asphalt paving to slush It frequent
ly with a Are hose. It uced to be treated
that way in Denver, but it was Anally
abandoned for the reason given. At
presertt the business streets of Denver
are kept clean by the block-to-block
plan. One man is given one or two
blocks to keep clean and he works at
them all day. Thus Alth and dirt can
not accumulate, and the streets are al
ways in good condition to be sprinkled.
This method has given excellent satis
faction in the city named and elsewhere.
Why not set apart a few blocks and try
the experiment in Los Angeles?
Secretary Alger said in a recent inter
In my opinion the hard times are
largely due to the universal practice
of more rigid economy than has here
tofore prevailed. People became appre
hensive that financial and business
troubles would grow worse, and as a
consequence reduced in every way their
daily expenditures. Even the rich
adopted this habit, and Justified their
economy on the ground that they
might be reduced to want. The poor
redoubled their efforts to live within
their means. The result has been mar
velous. It Is tying up enormous sums
of money, and every branch of busi
ness has been affected by this epidemic
of economy.
Then why doesn't Mr. Alger practice
what he preaches? Why did he tie up
the San Pedro harbor appropriation?
Mr. Alger is a fraud.
Governor Budd apparently has neg
; lected important geographical consid
; erations in his appointment of the high
i way commission. The law provides that
no county can have more than one
j member of the board, which, however.
.is to consist of two repres.-ntatives from
San Francisco and one from Colusa.
, leaving Southern California and the
San Joaquin valley without any repre
sentation at ah. The appointment is
j the more significant in that i?an Fran
i Cisco, through its mayor and board of
supervisors, protested vigorously agains t
the road bills. However, as the road law
! now stands there does not seem to be
anything that the commission can con
sistently do.
"Where is free silver now?" scorn
fully asks the Cincinnati Commercial
Tribune. It is jus* where the Republic
an party was forty years ago. getting
: ready to knock the breath out of the
j opposition at the next election. It will
1 succeed in 1900 Just as the Republican
■ party did in IS6O. In both cases it is
the principle that survives and moves
jon to victory. Parties are but the in
j strumsnts of principle, and when the
: party has no principle, as in the casi
of the Republican organization. It has
r.ot long to live. It will not he long be
j fore the Tribune will be askhlg,"Where
isn't free silver now?"
McKinley was elected in November,
i The importaticr.s of foreign goods from
! November 1. 1896, to May 1.159 T. amount
ed to $397,265,420. Fjr May and June the
figures are likely to reach $200,000,000,
as the imports for April were over $100.
--000.000. By the time the tariff bill be
comes a law, over half a billion dollars'
worth of foreign goods will have been
brought to this country. The revenues
will remain at a minimum until this
enormous quantity is consumed.
A New York dispatch says that an
English syndicate is about to acquire
"the finest mines in the Cripple Creek
district, together with the railroads and
smelting works. Several million dol
; iars are involved." Thac dispatch is a
fake. There are "several" mines in
j the Cripple Creek district that are
I worth "several" millions each, to say
. nothing of the the remainder of the
mines and the raiiroads and smelters.
The nepotism of immigration is a new
danger that confronts this country. One
Pincus Goldner is held by the United
States authorities at New- York, charged
: with bringing over too large a family
; from Europe.
I The senate has made 1200 amendment*
jto the house tariff bill. The Republic
ans doubtless mean July 1. I*9B. when
they say that the tariff bill will be
passed by the first of July.
The Kan Pedro harbor appropriation
now goes to a Republican adroinietra-
tlon, both of which owe thir existence
as such to Huntington and his kind,
and there is no more probability of ac
tion favorable to San Pedro than there
is of the dawn of the millennium—not at
least till after another congress and
president have been elected.—San Ber
nardino Free Press.
Not a Snap
The governor's shaking up of the lone
Industrial school 1 has shaken up the of
ficers, but the boys confined there are
having high jinks. Escapes are of com
mon occurrence and some of the new of
ficials probably begin to think that a
public office is not the private snap it
is cracked up to be. —Pasadena Star.
A Harbor of Refuge
No more hot jokes about Yuma. That
town le to have a cold storage and arti
ficial ice plant. The spirit of the Yuma
citizen that is alleged to have gone to
hades and then returned to his native
town for blankets, will not know the
place when it gets its new ice plant.—
San Diego Tribune.
Will Emulate Los Angeles
Nothing should be allowed to divide
the people of Fresno in pulling for the
hundred thousand mark. Partisanship,
Jealousy, heartburnings and bickerings
should all be buried in striving for the
common good.—Fresno Expositor.
Equal Right* league means to demand,
to again quote their circular, "lighting
so Important a bill ln congress and all
Its red tape business" would throw down
all safeguards against the dangerous
Incursion of Chinese.
There is no occasion here to dwell upon
the quesltlon of Ch'nese cheap labor,
upon which Mr. Foo of course does not
touch, but as a passing suggestion It
might be asked if the existence of nearly
a quarter of a million of Chinese in this
country does not account for a very
large number of our own unemployed?
Owed to Huntington
Nearly all there la of logic may be re
duced to mere accuracy ot statement.
Properly stated, many a case contalne
nothing to argue, while many of th«
longest-winded arguments are almost
wholly because of improper s-tatemen
of the facts. A vast amount of breat!
and ink has been exhausted about eco
nomic rent, and it bids fair to distract
the world for many a day to come.
Economic rent le generally defined ai
the difference between land values at
the centers of civilisation and at the
margins. All very well. But this it
merely used as the framework for a pic
ture ln which the man' at the center li
wallowing in wealth, comfort and pleas
ure, all created by the poor wretch at
the margin, who is steeped in poverty
and the deprivation of all that makes
lite a pleasure, and at the same time
being gradually crowded Into the great
abyss of darkness and despair that lies
beyond the margin.
The writer was raised In one of these
great centers of value and luxury and
comfort, has spent over thirty years on
the margins, and has seen both In about
every shape and form. A far truer
statement of the ease is the following:
As a country settles some prefer the
chances of a fortune with all Its uncer
tainties and life of toil, floor-walking,
dyspepsia, Brlght's disease and nervous
prostration—a constant struggle with
the duplicity and meanness-of man, ac
companied with an almost constant load
of debt, and wife and children who can
not understand your sorrows and dis
appointments, but who clamor ever for
more money in order to equal the show
of the more fortunate, or, more likely,
of some deadbeat who puts on style at
others' expense.
Others prefer the certainty of a living
with sound sleep and freedom from care,
j They scatter out upon the land, where
they do not have to wear white shirts
or a swallow-tailed coat to go to a so
ciable. They recognize the fact that
there is no large fortune in it, and prob
i ably nothing more than a living, with
' hard work and close economy. But they
j prefer it on account of the certainty,
: freedom from care, from exactions of
: far-hlon and from conventional re
| straints.
For a time the farmer is called the
most independent man in the country,
and he truly is so. Making his living
from the soil, he cares nothing about
financial crises, as does his brother in
the city. The farther out he goes the
more independent he is. Though the
first settlers in the backwoods have no
money worth speaking of, they need
none. Ar.d though some, like the Mor
mons, may have a hard time at flrtT
from encountering new conditions, If
there ii? any work in them they soon suc
ceed and are living well, almost to a
man, when two-thirds- of their brethren
who have been putting on style in the
cities are wondering what minute the
sheriff is coming.
But suddenly the independent farmer
discovers that the man in the city Is
enjoying this, that and the other thing,
and why should not he have them also?
Is he not the producer of all this and has
he not an equal right to its enjoyment?
So he sends his spare cash to the city
to get something he can go without as
well as ever. The next step Is to send
to the city for things he used to make at
home. Those from the city look a
little better. The fancy harrow and
; the green painted rake are so mucn
neater than the ones he made out of
' timber cut on the farm when he first
i went there.
I The money thus sent to the city for
gimcracks accumulates in the hands of
; the fortunate, the industrious, the
shrewd and the saving, and following a
, natural rule of human nature that looks
ito securities, does not return to the
: country as fast as the farmer thinks it
I should. Finding his money heaping up
! there, with the whole world competing
with him in the raising of food, whtkl
| his attention is now centered more or.
j the getting of luxuries, he naturally
thinks he is being robbed by those who
have taken all the chances of business
centers shifting and the thousand vicis
situdes of trade.
The next step is simple. Finding the
land In the center so valuable it is sud
denly discovered that a mistake has
been made in the location of the center.
, Instead of being New York or Chicago it
is San Diego, Seattle, Spokane or Wichi -
ta. A thousand others quite as meritori
ous in theirowneyesspringup. Everyone
1 wants some of the valuable land and
| either spends his spare cash or runs in
; debt for it. Money is borrowed from
the real centers, the productive farm is
mortgaged, the farmer and his family
J are discontented with the farm and he
i must move to town to get rich on real
estate. The security is thus Impaired,
and the lender, who Is a hard-working,
saving, business man, retired In 111
--; health with a little money to live on.
j quite as often as he is a rich money
loaner. is impoverished. The owner ot
the farm is made poor and closes the
drama of life by turning Populist and
lying round town looking for an office of
some kind.
If the people who are talking economic
rent would run this picture out a little
farther they would find the whole com
munity getting crazy fits of much the
same kind at periods that run in wav<?«
over the whole country. What starts
them no one can tell, but it is easy to
say what ends them, though no one eat,
tell when the end will come. But ev
ery one thinks he knows and gambols on
thetopof the wave. There Is no theory of
economic rent, no single tax, no cur
rency, no amount of money, no quality
of brains, no fertility of soil or perfec
tion of climate, ozone, matchless scen
ery, or any other of the many attrac
tions of America or the west that will
obviate the consequecnes that last for
many a year from the day when human
nature, almost as one man, concludes It
has been paying too much for the whis
tle. T. S. VAN DYKE.
Miles Away
There is, however, no especially good
reason why General Miles may not re
main abroad until there is a war which
he can see and make a study of.—Mil
waukee Sentinel.
Lake City's Consolatory Thought
It is easy to explain why we haven't
had a rainbow for a long time. The mil
liners haven't left any color for the
heavenly arches to come out with.—
Chicago Journal.
The Limit of Aggravation
Atchison women are never so angry as
when some woman comes here from an
other town and complains that there is
"no society" here.—Atchison Olobe.
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Another Glove Event
Showing the Supreme Buying Power of this House
About one month ago we marie a great kid-glove buy. You ladies all remem
ber it. At 50 cents on the dollar we bought a consignment of 1226 pairs of
real Kid Gloves that had been Imported from the leading glover of Milan,
Italy, by one of the largest and leading kid glove concerns of San Francisco,
but which the San Francisco firm refused to accept because the glove maker
had finished these gloves with five small pearl buttons Instead of with four
large pearl buttons. Instead of $1.50 the pair we sold them for 75c.
It Took this Store Just Four Days to Sell the Entire Lot
A Portland, Oregon, fancy goods dealer had a similar experience with his
Import order of seventy dozen (840) pairs, and refused to accept them on the
same grounds as tne San Francisco people did.
This Lot was Offered Us and We
Bought Them at SO Cents on the D011ar....
They are th; finest quality of EXTRA PRIMA real kid ever sold in
America at If. 50 per pair. The lot consists of all the newest shade*—Tans,
Browns. Modes, Slates, Navy Blues and Blacks. Like the first lot we shall
offer these at just one-half—
*T tmZ Cents
/O Per Pair
251 South Broadway, Byrne Building
Eva Hartman, Manager. Malt Order* Filled
Consumption Cured...
"Treatise on Consumption" : . ™™ ™ any addbem.^^.
406 STIMPBON BLOCK. Corner Spring and Tnird streets, Los Angeles.
(The Herald under this heading prints
communications, but does not assume re
tponsibllity for the sentiments expressed.
Correspondents are requested to cultivate
brevity as far as is consistent with tbe
proper expression of their views.)
Bryan's Moral Stature
To the Editor of the Los Angeles
Herald: You may look In vain over th>
fleld of American politics to find a man
anywhere near W. J. Bryan in the esti
mation of the people. He stands alone
In that he speaks what he thinks is
right, without fear or favor. He stands
for the great common people, and in
his fearlessness*, honesty and intensity
of purpose compares with that other
great commoner, Abraham Lincoln.
In the early history of our republic
the aristocracy felt it their duty to
serve their country, and Washington
and Jefferson stand as models for the
money aristocracy of today. Lincoln
and Bryan, coming from the people,
felt the heartbeats of distress, and, like
knights of old, they answered the call
of the suffering world.
Lincoln stood for principle, and con
tending for that principle in the Lincoln-
Douglas debates, lost a seat in the Unit
ed States senate.
Mr. Bryan, contending for a cause as
Just as Lincoln's met defeat at the hands
of the allied money power of the world,
but ln his defeat became a greater man
than if he had wen. He showed him
self a man ln'his prompt note of congrat
ulation to Mr. McKinley, and in his later
appeal to his thousands of followers.
He has proved himself a knight sans
peur et sans reproche. One whom the
masses look upon as leader ln theit
great fight for Justice. Looking into
the heart of things, finding a grin of
truth, he plants tt In fallow ground that
it may bring forth an hundred fold. He
has the tender insight of a poet, and no
man reading his address at the bier of
a friend can ever doubt his faith and
belief in the good and true and the
beautiful eventually overcoming evil.
Frank, manly and brave, ihe has
shown himself to have the one thing
necessary to make him great, inasmuch
as he is unselfish. How many men
would give half their Incomes for a
principle and spend their time talking
and working for the cause of humanity?
Compare him as you will—ln the heat
of a political debate, with the great
searchlight of a hostile press striving
in vain for a weak place ln hts armor; in
the halls of congress, where he met some
of the brainiest men of our republic and
won their respect In spite of his opposi
tion to their cherished plans; before the
courts, where his keen cut logic must
pass muster before the legal lights of
the western continent; and, last but not
least, ln hlf home life, where friends
and neighbors regardless of political af
filiation gave him an affectionate greet
ing on his return from the campaign.
Compare him where you will, arid you
And the same man through and through
—'•the same yesterday, today and for
We may well quote the words from
an old English drama: "Man is his own
star, and he who can render a perfect
man. commands all light, all influence,
all fate; nothing falls to him too early
or too late."
Four-year-old Barbara went to church
with her two sisters and came home
"What is the matter, dear?" Inquired
her mother.
"He preached a whole s-sermon —
about—M-Mary and Martha," sobbed
Barbara, "and—never said —a w-word
about me!"— Chicago Tribune.
Covert Revenge
A quite recent bride numbered a hand*
seme bicycle among her wedding; gifts.
Or. a whole it is agreeable to find the
list of bridal presents extending in this
direction. We shall now know what to
send the girl who threw us over for the
other man. —Boston Herald.
Merely Experimental
"I didn't know there had been any
death ln Mise Wayter's family."
"There hasn't. She's wearing black
as an experiment."
"An experiment?"
"Tee; old Giltedge has proposed, and
ehe wants to ccc how she would look la
mourning."—Chicago Journal.

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