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The Herald
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SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 12. 1898.
PLATFORM
a/he Herald believes Hurt the city of
Los Angeles should own mid control a
complete system of waterworks.
The Herald believes that the elty
should acquire such a system at the
earliest date possible and on the most
advantageous terms possible, consistent
with contract obligations and fair deal
ing.
The Herald believes that the con
tract with the Los Angeles City Water
company should be enforced to the let
ter, and that, at the conclusion of the
pending lease, the plant should be taken
over In accordance with the provisions
of that contract.
THE SENATORIAL SCANDAL
If the latest reports from Columbus are
verified, not only the unexpected but the
extraordinary has happened, and a situ
ation has developed that is not lacking
In the elements which go to the making
of a peculiar political paradox. A state
legislature, dominated in both Its
branches by Republicans, it is promised,
will report that the most intimate and
confidential friend of the president of the
United States, the chairman of the na
tional Republican committee, secured his
election to the senate by means of brib
ery, and asking that august body to In
stitute an inquiry, on its own account,
Into the correctness of the findings of
the legislative investigating committee.
This report, it Is said, will not be unani
mous, the single member of the commit
tee declining to concur being a son of the
lamented President Garfield.
That the distinguished culprit Is
shielded at Washington by the chief ex
ecutive of the nation, and at home by
the offspring of'an illustrious occupant
of the high place, will not help his case
before either the senate or the people,
but promises to reflect only dishonor up
on the fair fame of two illustrious Ohio
names. The one may escape the full
measure of public condemnation, be
cause of the high position he occupies
and the respect which all loyal citizens
entertain for it; the other will be con
signed to living infamy for the disgrace
ful part he has played in the investiga
tion as the willing tool of a corrupt po
litical Junta, instead of the fearless
friend of the people he represents.
The findings of the committee, wholly
Independent of events that may be pre
cipitated by it, will have far-reaching
political consequences, not at all favor
able to the president or the party he rep
resents.
Hanna will not bp speedily deprived of
his seat or his vote in the senate, if ever,
but his influence will have been de
stroyed and his ability to help the pres
ident wholly nullified. Instead of a rich
presidential asset, he becomes at once a
presidential liability, and a most embar
rassing one. Knowing so much of the de
tails of the corrupt methods employed
by him to retain a seat in the senate, or
iginally procured by wicked intriguing
and jobbery, he already stands con
victed upon the indictment found by the
representatives of his own party, and
charity will be vainly appealed to in his
case. The most liberal application of
senatorial whitewash, if such an attempt
be conceded as probable, will be inef
fectual in removing the tattoo marks
from his person, and so long as he occu
pies the seat filled by so many illustri
ous citizens of his great state, he will be
pointed to in derision as "the president's
fat friend," the man who is believed to
have bought a presidency and who is
known to have bought a senatorship.
Memory of the Pomeroy scandal will
be dimmed by the developments in this
newer one, because of the prominence of
the characters Inextricably mixed up
With it, and its influence upon the public
mind and the public conscience is certain
to be manifested aggressively in the
great political struggles of the next two
fears.
The president cannot safely fly in the
face of an outraged public sentiment, now
beginning to be thoroughly aroused. He
Will retain Hanna asaconfidentlal friend
Snd.advlser at the peril of his own repu
tation. He will continue to consort with
him at the expense of public confidence.
He will tolerate him as a member of his
lomestic as well as official household
|t the sacrifice of public respect. He
Will continue to ebleki and protect him
only at great loes of honor and prestige-
He has yet an opportunity to vindicate
his own personal blamelessness In con
nection with the scandal by throwing
overboard, without any needless delay,
the man who has brought shame and
dishonor to his administration. He
should be warned, by the narrow escape
of another chief executive, from being
smirched by an excess of loyalty and
devotion to those of his political family
who betrayed the trust reposed In them,
even after they had been Indicted for
grave offenses and their guilt had be
come notorious.
Few men who have ever been in pub
lic lite could have taken the chances
cheerfully assumed by that great char
acter, jeopardizing his own fame in an
abortive effort to shield former favor
ites, whose guilt he doubtless believed,
up to the hour of their conviction, was at
most o.ily technical. Mr. McKlnley cer
tainly cannot hazard his reputation for
personal honesty In such a cause.
Hanna is already convicted at the bar
•of public opinion of having committed
one of the gravest of crimes—a crime the
frequent commission of which might
endanger the very existence of free gov
ernment In this country—and It behooves
Mr. McKlnley to speedily assume such
an attitude regarding it and him as to
at once dissipate the slightest suspicion,
even in the willing mind of confessed
foes, of his entire Innocence in the
premises.
A HAPPY COINCIDENCE
It is peculiarly fitting that the anni
versary of the birth of Abraham Lin
coln should be the day on which the
Hon. Charles A. Towne Is to address the
people of this city, for it is a day con
secrated to the principle of freedom.
Abraham Lincoln was the emancipator
of a race; it Is tritely but truly said that
with one stroke of his pen he struck the
shackles from four millions of bonds
men. Mr. Towne, as the eloquent cham
pion of bimetallism, Is a leader among
those who are trying to strike the
shackles of financial slavery from sev
enty-five millions of American citizens.
Mr. Lincoln, in a speech delivered be
fore the war, said: "I believe that this
government cannot endure permanently
half sieve and half free." How true
that was the terrible baptism of blood
that began three years later proved too
well. Today the great majority of the
American people are struggling against
a bondage scarcely leSB terrible in its
effects, none the less fatal to real free
dom than the black slavery of three
decades and more ago.
It took a century for this country to
throw off the curse of African slavery;
but it will go hard with the American
people if a hundred years shall pass by
before the bondage of the single gold
standard is taken from about the necks
of the people.
Mr. Towne Is heartily welcome to Los
Angeles. Like his great leader, William
J. Bryan, Mr. Towne Is young, able and
eloquent, and he Is fighting in a good
cause. The Herald bespeaks for him a
rousing welcome at Hazard's pavilion
tonight.
A USEFUL INSTITUTION
The Herald presents this morning the
reports of the president, secretary and
treasurer of the Los Angeles chamber of
commerce, a remarkable consensus of
the doings of a remarkable body. The
chamber long ago achieved a great and
unique reputation along the lines of Its
peculiar work, but the reports for the
past year will be a revelation to the ma
jority of our citizens.
The chamber has a membership of
1000, made up for the most part of resi
dents of this city. It is, however, an
institution representing and working
for the Interests of all Southern Califor
nia, and in its membership should be
Included the live men of all the Southern
California cities. A cordial invitation is
extended to this end.
The financial condition of the chamber
is more than good. It has no debts,
there being, on the contrary, a balance
on the right side of $.1000, something un
precedented In the history of the body.
Nearly everybody is familiar in a gen
eral way with the advertising and Infor
mation department, but the totals of the
work for a year are really astounding.
From seventy-five to one hundred let
ters a day are received, asking for infor
mation, and it takes a great deal of lit
erature to supply the demand.
There are other important and Inter
esting features of the work of the cham
ber of commerce, and The Herald hopes
to discuss them more fully upon some
future occasion. In the meantime, let
us thank our lucky stars that we have
such an active, useful organization
working constantly for the betterment
of Los Angeles and Southern California.
POLITICAL ACROBATS
Some of the Republican senators who
pride themselves upon their conser
vatism are making funny spectacles of
themselves through their repudiation of
views strongly advocated by them in
former years. The Teller resolution put
some of the Republican "old guard"
badly in the hole, so to speak, while
Senator White has added to their con
fusion by digging up a Hawaiian reso
lution passed by the senate nearly four
years ago. It provides, in brief, that
the people of the Islands have a right
"to establish and maintain their own
form of government and domestic pol
icy," and that "the United States should
In no wiso interfere therewith," but
will regard as an unfriendly act any
interference by any other nation.
The Republican platform adopted at
St. Louis says that the Hawaiian islands
"should be controlled by the United
States, and no foreign power should
be permitted to interfere with them."
That does not mean annexation any
more than the senate resolution of four
years ago meant annexation; but some
of the senators who voted for the reso
lution and .stood on the .platform have.,
LOS HJtJKAJLD: SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY \% 1898
for some mysterious reason, changed
their minds.
The statesman who keeps pace with
the Republican party is of necessity a
jumplng-Jack and an acrobat with re
spect to several very important matters
of public policy.
THE SCHOOL ELECTION
The election of Mr. A. M. Bragg by a
practically unanimous vote gives the
Seventh ward full representation In the
board of education and adds to that or
ganization a competent and honest man.
The only regrettable feature of this
special election Is that a larger vote
was not cast. While there are about 2000
voters In the Seventh ward, only 276 bal
lots were cast last Thursday, lees than
14 per cent of the total vote. The nat
ural supposition, In view of recent de
velopments, was that general Interest
would be taken by the citizens In the
very Important matter of electing a
school director. It may yet become nec
essary to give the ballot to women, In
order to get out a voting quorum in spe
cial elections. There is danger in leav
ing any election to take care of itself.
However, the Seventh ward school
election is safely over and a good citizen
has been chosen to represent the people
on the school board. The results might
easily have been worse.
A local divine, loyal to Los Angeles,
and apprehensive lest the abandonment
of the annual Fiesta shall prove injur
ious to the city's general welfare, sug
gests a popular contribution, limited to
$1, for the purpose of making up the
deficit in the guaranty fund occasioned
by the refusal of the railroads to make
their usual subscription. The sugges
tion is not without merit, and if acted
upon might solve the financial problem
that has for so long been vexing the
local managers. A large proportion of
the adult population of the city could
contribute the small sum named with
out embarrassment, and a scarcely
smaller percentage would doubtless
esteem it a privilege.
The agitation for the Fiesta, after the
festival has been officially declared off,
looks a little like crying for spilt milk.
The matter has been thoroughly dis
cussed pro and con, and the people have
had a long time in which to make ur
their minds. If, however, sufficient funds
can be raised without the assistance of
the steam railway companies, it should
be taken as evidence that the people
really desire that the city's character
istic celebration shall not be omitted,
even for one year.
A rpeclal dispatch to The Herald this
morning quotes Speaker Reed as saying
that congress would adjourn about May
Ist, and that this indicates the cons>lete
failure of the Hawaiian annexation
project, either by treaty or by bill. It
would be more gratifying if the early
adjournment of congress were as certain
as the failure of annexation, but there
will still be something to be thankful for.
The annexation project is unfair, un-
American and a menace to the nation.
The literary bureau of the annexation
ists at Honolulu sends out news of a
phenomenal building boom in that
dreamy interoceanic metropolis, three
new buildings have been erected there
since the agitation began. What sig
nificance this item has, if true, upon
safeguarding the Nlcaraguan canal
yet to be built is not stated.
Customs receipts for the first ten days
of this month, it is claimed, equal the
governmental expenditures for the same
period. Thiß is truly encouraging. But
in view of the increasing anxiety of Mr.
Dingley we respectfully suggest that
hourly comparisons be now substituted.
Senator Murphy, by his vote in favor
of the Teller resolution, succeeded In
getting himself much disliked in the
United States of New York, and his res
ignation has been demanded by the gen
eral assembly. He will survive both the
disfavor and the disrespect.
Zola grows hysterical under the
strain, and yesterday declared In court,
in true melodramatic style, that he
should bequeath his name to posterity
and permit It to be his judge. This looks
much like the white feather of despair.
He should take a new brace.
"To avoid the rush," The Herald ad
vises all who desire to hear the speech
of Hon. C. A. Towne at Hazard's pavil
ion this evening to put in an early ap
pearance, as all indications point to a
crowded house.
Now that the president is soon to be
well rid of an international blackguard,
he will be justified in turning out the
domestic article which he is said to be
harboring under the roof of the White
House.
Our dispatches intimate that it is the
purpose of the Spanish government to
"select a strong man to represent it in
the United States." That is all right;
but what is the matter with McKlnley?
The placing In position of modern
guns in a number of Canadian cities
doesn't necessarily signify anything—
except to the manufacturers of heavy
ordnance.
The Express declares that the evi
dence gathered to date indicates the in
nocence of Hanna. The Ohio Republic
an legislature is probably politically
biased.
The Klondike argonauts who had their
pockets picked before they got to San
Pedro may well doubt whether they are
cot out for Alaskan millionaires.
Last week De Lome was "an able and
experienced diplomat." His govern
ment is now looking for a "strong man"
to replace him. Such is fame.
De Lome Is now a full-fledged private
citizen, besides being several different
kinds tf » mistake.
Abraham Lincoln
Eighty-nine years ago today, February
12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. Like
One other, he was a carpenter's son. His
early life was spent amid the humblest
circumstances; he was pre-eminently a
child of the people. There was nothing to
indicate his future greatness, and yet
those first years of toll and struggle, the
gradual uplifting above the dead! level of
poverty and tho commonplace, proved
that in character and ability there was in
him a firm foundation for those deeds thut
made him the savior of a people and the
preserver of the union.
There Is small need to chronicle even In
tho briefest detail the biography of Abra
ham Lincoln. To the millions of the
American people It Is an Inspiration and
as a household word: and wherever civili
sation haa laid its impress It stands for
true nobility, manly greatness, and as a
splendid exemplification of the principle
of liberty.
There are deeds of Abraham Lincoln's
that are immortal; and there are words
which fell from his lips that will live so
long as spoken thoughts shall live. No
vember 19, 186 S. Mr. Lincoln made a short
speech at the dedication of the national
cemetery on the battle-Held of Gettysburg.
No better tribute can be paid to his mem
ory today than to reproduce the Immortal
Gettysburg address delivered where a few
months before the great battle was fought
that turned the tide for the preservation
of the union, on ground drenched with
fraternal blood, a place that has since
stood consecrated to a principle:
Fourscore and seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in liberty and
dedicated to the proposition that all
men are created equal. Now we are
engaged in a great civil war. testing
whether that nation, or any nation
so conceived and so dedicated, can long
endure. We are met on a great battle-
Held of that war. We have come to
dedicate a portion of that Held, as a
final resting place for those who gave
their lives that the nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that
we should do this. But, in a larger
sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot
consecrate—we cannot hallow—this
ground. The brave men. living and
dead, who struggled here have con
secrated It. far above our poor power
to add or detract. The world will lit
tle note, nor long remember what we
say here, but it can never forget what
they did here. It is for us, the living,
rather to be dedicated here to the un
finished work which they who fought
here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedi
cated to the great task remaining be
fore us—that from these honored dead
we take increased devotion to that
cause for which they gave the last full
measure of devotion—that we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not
have died In vain—that this nation, un
der God, shall have a new birth of free
dom—and that government of the peo
ple, by the people, for the people, shall
not perish from the earth.
Mr. Lincoln's Gettysburg address has
become a classic of the English language;
but as nobody saw in the humble rail
splitter the future president and emanci
pator, so none who heard that address
dreamed that it would attain the renown
that has since come to it. Mr. Lincoln had
been very busy Just prior to the dedication
of the national cemetery, and had not had
time to prepare an address. He went to
the battlefield accompanied by his friend
and biographer, Ward Lamon, and sev
eral others who were close to him. Mr.
Lamon says in his personal reminiscences
that he and the others were somewhat dis
appointed with the address. They had ex
pected something more elaborate. Mr.
Lincoln himself expressed the fear that he
had not made a very good Impression on
the people.
The address was published without
spoclal comment by the newspapers in this
country, and curiously enough an English
paper was the first to call attention to its
enduring qualities.
It Is well that the American people should
pay the grateful tribute of remembrance
to the memory of Abraham Lincoln today,
and make his life and character an object
lesson for the present and an Inspiration
for the future. We need such a lesson and
such an inspiration. Dark days still fall
upon us; existing evils seem the greatest,
and present suffering the most poignant;
and Abraham Lincoln was one of those
Americans from whose life work we may
gain confidence In the perpetuity of the
republic and in the final triumph of good
over evil.
Eggs Too Small for the Money
The suburbanite Whose cook had been
"tuck wid a mis'ry in de Jtnts" had gone
to the corner grocery store for the eggs
his wife wanted for the construction of
some waffles like those his mother used to
make. He found the corner grocery man
gazing with a frozen smile at a harmless
looking bag lying on the counter.
"Eggs, did you say?" said the corner
grocery man, as he tried to limber up that
petrified ghoulish geni. "Well, here's a
bag of 'em all ready done up if you'll take
'em." And then he let loose a harsh laugh
that echoed through the hams and cheeses
wit blood-curdling shrillness.
The suburbanite began to fear that the
corner grocery man had gone suddenly In
sane, and he began to keep a wary ye
upon the door, to be ready to make hie,
exit with agility should It prove the better
part of valor to do so.
At last, however, the corner grocery man
recovered his mental equilibrium suffi
ciently to explain that his temporary ab
erration of mind and manners had been
caused by the fact that the "nearest" of
his customers, a certain Mrs. D., had just
returned by her servant the bag of eggs
he had delivered to her by a special mes
senger In response to her earnest solicita
tion over the telephone.
"After I'd gone to the trouble to get a
boy to take 'em to her—the wagon had
gone out on Its last trip—she sent them
eggs back to me, sayln' they wasn't large
enough for the money, and I just told that
half-starved looking nigger o' hers to go
beck home and tell the mistress that I'd
sent word to al lthe hens In this part of
the country that they ought to be ashamed
of themselves for glvln' such runty fruit,
and If they didn't do better next layln',
I'd have the Almighty take their Job away
from them and give it to the elephants, as
I reckoned they could Just about lay egga
big enough to suit Mrs. D.'s notions about
how big eggs ought to be at 17% cents a
dozen."
"Say, now, did you ever hear of anything
so mean and stingy as to send them eggs
back because tl?e hens didn't give running
over measure?"
And the suburbanite said he never had.—
Memphis Scimitar.
A Little Problem in Mathematics
Here is a mathematical problem which
was put to a man of figures the other day:
"A banker found a 810 bill.* At home he
gave it to his wife, who paid the butcher
in settlement of his account. The butcher
paid It to the farmer for a calf, and the
farmer paid it to the merchant, who in
turn paid It to the washerwoman and she.
owing the banker a note of $10. went to
the bnker and paid the note. The banker
recognized the bill as the one he had found
and which up to that time had paid $50
worth of debt. On a careful examination
he found the bill was a counterfeit." Of
course the problem Is. Who lost in the
transaction?— Boston Post.
Dear Victory for Hanna
There seems to be an eager determina
tion on the part of Senator Hanna's friends
to prevent any disclosure of the facts re
garding the way In which a majority vote
was secured for that able dispenser of cam
paign funds. People of course ask why
Hanna Is afraid of the truth if he is not
gulltv. They are beginning to think he Is
afraid of trie truth because he Is guilty.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
In fact, Hanna's eleqtlon la developing Into
a first-class scandarr—Boston Post.
Just What Nordau Needs
Max Nordau has been studying degener
acy and crime so long that he bits come to
look on the present generation as mainly
degenerates and potential criminals. It
Is a gloomy and forbidding world which
this famous criminologist looks out upon
Inhabited by people capable of any devil
try, and only waiting opportunity to en
gage In It Max Nordau should take a liver
pill—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
'I thought," said the man who had been
burned out. "that you told me this was a
fireproof safe."
"So it Is," replied the traveling salesman.
"If anybody doubts that you have had a
fire, you can point to that safe and prove
it immediately."—Washington Star.
IN THE PUBLIC EYE
General Kuropatkln, whose appointment
as Russian minister of war Is announced.
Is of very humble origin, and his great
honors have all been the reward of merit.
He has been for a number of years mili
tary governor of the trans-Caspian prov
ince, with his headquarters at Askhabad.
An Alsatian named Throner is spending
the years which the German government
requires shall be given to military service
In prison. He has scruples against bear
ing arms. While he was willing to per
form all of the other duties of a soldier In
the most obedient fashion he refused point
blank to touch a gun or a sword.
John Adrlance, who played an Import
ant part in Texas' early history, Is living
quietly at the age of 90 in a modest home
ut the old town of Columbus, which was
the first capital of the state. At the battle
of San Jacinto Adrlance served on the staff
of General Sam Houston and conducted
Santa Ana to that officer at the surrender
of the Mexican army.
The remains of Lon. J. Williams, a mem
ber of the Jesse James gang, have Just
been discovered In the Bad Lands, where
he starved to death many years ago, after
his escape from the authorities at Durand,
Mich. His brother Ed, who was under ar
rest at the time, was lynched, and the cor
oner's jury returned the verdict: "We, the
jury, find that Ed Williams died from a
fall down tho court house steps."
An English paper says that Blßhop EUl
cott of Gloucester enjoys the privilege of
being allowed to travel on any railroad In
England free of charge. The unusual fa
vor was conferred upon him In recognition
of his heroic exertions In administering
spiritual consolation to the dying victims
in a railway uccldent near Tottenham,
notwithstanding his own serious injuries.
This was while the bishop was still a young
man.
George Sewell Boutwell, the youngest
man ever elected governor of Massachu
stta. and now the oldest of her ex-gover
nors, has just celebrated his eightieth
birthday. It is now fifty-eight years since
he entered politics under Van Buren, a
half-century since he was elected to con
gress, and forty-seven years since he was
chosen governor of his state by a coalition
of Democrats and free sollers. His great
est achievement was that of organizing and
conducting the new Internal revenue sys
tem under Lincoln to meet the exigencies
of the war.
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Into Camp
LEAGUE CLUBS' CONVENTION
ONLY EMPHASIZES FACTIONAL
BiTTEJunsar
Hanna Adherent* Try in Vain to Pre
vent the Passage of Resolutions
favoring; Cub*
Associated Press Special Wire
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11.—The Ohio
Republican league convention, which
was held in this city today, was
one of the stormiest in the history of
the league. About 200 delegates, repre
senting 72 clubs, were in attendance.
The factional fighting which marked the
late senatorial contest cropped out. There
were strenuous efforts to restore har
mony, both the retiring president and
the president-elect advising the mem
bers of the league to lay aside factional
differences. Senator Foraker, in his tel
egram to the league, also made a plea
for harmony. The Foraker and Bushnell
elements were dominant, and while they
tried to keep factional differences In the
background, they carried all their
points.
Trouble was started early in the pro
ceedings. President John Sullivan in
his opening afldress to the convention
referred to the great service which had
been rendered the party in the last cam
paign by Governor Bushnell, Senator
Hanna and Lieutenant Governor Jones.
Hon. Clay D. 1 tinkle of Lancaster coun
ty criticised Mr. Sullivan's omission of
Senator Foraker's name quite sharply,
saying that one would not infer from Mr.
Sullivan's speech that Ohio had a senior
senator. While there was a contest on
some of the officers, the fight of the con
vention was on the resolutions. Charles
Griftin of Toledo drafted the report and
presented the resolutions.
Despite the protests of the McKlnley
and Hanna adherents, resolutions were
adopted indorsing the Cuban resolutions
Introduced by Senator Mason In the
United States senate, calling upon the
senate to pass and the president to en
force them, "to the end that Cuban In
dependence may quickly become an ac
complished fact."
Trusts, syndicates and combinations
were denounced and legislation was re
quested for their prohibition.
W. E. Bundy of Cincinnati was elected
president.
Pulpit Epigrams
The gospel Is of a person, not of a plan.
The atonement was not to save us from
the penalty of sin, but from sin Itself.
Clod was In Christ; the atonement in the
divine self-sacrifice.
The only way to save or help men is by
self-sacrifice; In Christ God sets us exam
ple.
We are not to be Christians, believing
about Christ; we are to be very Chrlsts,
also living and dying for men.
Christ's value to us Is simply as He
reveals to us the character of God.
The only way to take away my sin Is to
take away me; to kill sin In me Is to kill
me; this God does; this is what is called
regeneration.
The sin against the Holy Ghost is un
pardonable, not because it Is an arbitrary
"capital crime," but because it is the shut
ting but of the influence of God, the only
thing that can save us.—Rev. Frank
Crane.
The Faculty of Observation
'■Gentlemen, you do not use your facul
ties of observation," said an old professor,
addressing his class. Here he pushed fro
ward a gallipot containing a chemical of,
exceedingly offensive smell. "When I was
a student," he continued, "I used my sense
of taste." And with that he dipped his
flnger In the gallipot and then put his fin
ger In his mouth. "Taste It, gentlemen
taste It," said the professor." The gallipot
was pushed toward the reluctant class.
One by one the students resolutely dipped
their fingers Into the concoction, and, with
many a wry face, sucked the abomination
from their fingers. "Gentlemen, gentle
men," said the professor, "I must repeat
that you do not use your faculties of ob
servation; for If you had looked mors
closely at what I was doing, you would
have seen that the finger which I put In
my mouth was not the flnger I dipped la
the gallipot."—Home Journal.
No Chance of Rejection
Mr. McKlnley's personal and political
admirers boast that of fully 3000 names sent
by htm to the senate in the last ten months
not one hae been rejected. Why 'should
they have been rejected? They were prac
tically furnished to the president by the
Republican senators, and when they came
back from the White House these senators
acted on them under an understanding
that no senator would make objections is
long as his own men were approved.—New
I York Times.
Within an Inch of His Life
"If a man Is standing on the caboose ef
a freight train a mile long," said the occa
sional time destroyer, "and begins walking
toward the engine as the train starts and
the train —" The people at the hospital
are patching him up as well ss they can.
—Minneapolis Times.
Only United on a Failure
The Republican party hei proved to be
united upon no Important measure of pub
lic policy under this administration except
that of the tariff, and Its tariff policy has
brought It failure and discomfiture.—Boi
ton Herald.
And Is Staying There
The Maine, It Is a rapid Ship—
A well-known phrase to borrow—
Because, you see. it's here today
And gone to Morro!
-Cincinnati Tribune.
"All the World's a Stage"
Now that a real live earl has mad* his
debut upon London's stage the drawing
power of earls' darlings will be appreciably,
diminished.—New York Press.
Which Way?
"I see the Klondike rush hss started
To or from?" Philadelphia North
American.
Always the Way
An insufferable nuisance Is one that peo
ple have to put up with longest-Salt Lake
Herald.
FOREIGN NOTES
Arthur Nikisch has been engaged to lead
the Leipslc Gewandhaua concerts for the
term of his natural life.
Paul Verlalne, In a very much expurgat
ed edition, Is recommended as a religious
poet by some of the French Catholic clergy.
While the bishop of Sodar and Man was
watching the cutting down of one of his
trees recently, the tree full upon him,
knocking him down. It catching on a rail
ing saved his life.
Lord John Russell's widow has Just died
In London at the age of 83 years, having
survived her husband twenty years. She
was the grandmother of the present earl,
who has been brought into notoriety by
his divorce case.
Themistocles' grave has been discovered
by a Greek named Dragatsis on Cape Kra
kari. Its authenticity, however, is not be
yond doubt, though the place where It wag
found fits in with the descriptions of Plu
tarch and Dlodorus Siculus.
Sir Walter Besant's "Historical and To
pographical Survey of London" Is welll un
der way, and the first volume will appear
soon The work will cover the 200 square
of the London subject to the county
council, describing it street by Btreet
Frau Cosima Wagner has in her posses
sion, according to Wagner s friend, Herr
Meckel, four unpublished completed plays
by her husband, entitled "Luther," "Fred
erick the Great," "Hans Sachs Second
Marriage," and "Duke Bernhard of Saxe-
Weimar."
Mr. Lionel Phlllipps, the South African
speculator, who was one of Dr. Jameson's
accomplices, has been banished for life
from the Transvaal republic. He was set
free, with other conspirators, on promis
ing never to Interfere directly or indirect
ly In Transvaal politics. He broke hie
promise by writing an article condemning
the government in the Nineteenth Cen
tury.—New York Sun. „

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