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RELIGIOUS CRUSADES AS WELL The hold which the moot question of imperialism has taken upon the pulpit Is quite natural, for aside from all of the considerations which favorably influence the statesman, the politician, the pro ducer and the exchanger of commodities, the minister of the gospel of Christ cruci fied is inclined to interpret events as di vinely appointed and in furtherance of his mission of world regeneration. Time and space are measured by him with a different yardstick. Washington's fare well address ought perhaps to influence him more strongly than others, for in his I chronology it was delivered only last week, while the Monroe doctrine was but an inspiration of yesterday. But he looks further into the shadows of a legendary past —back of Washington and Colum bus and the birthday of freedom—and reads his duty in the ultimatum that is sued from Sinai, and that has since been thundering down the ages. He sees t» the distant islands of the sea that are to come under the domination of this gov ernment myriad peoples of pagan lin eage to be brought under the banner of the cross, and the dangers that bestrew the pathway leading up to moral and spiritual regeneration appall him not at all. The privilege of participating in the discussion of the new doctrine of foreign. conquest, territorial acquisition and commercial expansion may not be denied the preachers. The exploitation of the policy is to them an instrumentality for better and less sordid achievements. On that ground, at least, they may justify their interest and find a warrant for their assertiveness. "The highest function of the minis ter," declared Rev. Burt Estes Howard last Sunday, "is not to arouse a sluggish interest in the affairs of some other world than this," but rather "to act as the me diator between principles of righteous ness and the business of living in this present world." He holds that the pulpit fails to fulfill its function, if It does not Interest itself "in the whole range of matters that affect the life of the peo ple." The contention is neither local nor ex clusive, and It begins to be apparent that the pulpit is to exercise a powerful in fluence In the shaping of governmental policies with reference to the lands con quered from the Spaniards. And what Is lacking in consistency in pulpit utter ances on this theme Is more than likely to be compensated for in religious fervor. Illustrative of this Is the sermon of Bish op Samuel Fellows, of Chicago, on Sun day last. He referred to the incredulity with which the old world accepted our declaration of a strictly humanitarian object In waging war against Spain, and declared that it "will yet see that we were thoroughly honest In our state ments." But he followed this up with the declaration that wherever the Amer ican flag now waves, or wherever it shall wave hereafter, "It must never be taken down until another flag, which shall represent the same glorious ideas shall take its place." This is the precise doctrine shouted in the Ohio Republican state convention re cently by General Grosvenor, with polit ical aggrandizement as the motive. It is almost identical with the assertions of Senator Teller, with a possible thought of new markets for the silver of his be loved state. Another Chicago divine. Rev. J. H. O. Smith, was at the same time assuring his congregation that "it is a part of the dlvlne plan that the United States shall extend its protectorate over other lands." And this enthusiast does not propose any half-way measures for the regeneration of mankind. He pointed out that, al though England has for years stood for the principles of Protestantism, "Amer ica will stand in the parliament of the world for the principles of nonsectarlan Christianity," and he declared that "if an Anglo-American alliance Is formed, it must be upon the American, not the English, platform." Rev. H. Atwood Percival, of the same city, declared that we must as a nation, "take our share of responsibility for the rest of the world," and that the part of It which falls to us now, unexpectedly and unsought, "but still providentially," must be accepted and cared for "as a trust for whose right keeping we shall answer to God and to history." And still another Chioago pulpit thun dered In the same strain. Dr. Howard Agnew Johnston declaring that "the na tions of Europe know now that this country must have a place and be a great factor in the world's problems which wait to be solved," and adding that "the glory of Christianity results from the fidelity of such heroes as Paul and Luther and Livingstone." As earnest protests against the dan gers Inseparable from the exploitation of the new doctrine—dangers to religious as well as civil liberty—may have gone up from many another pulpit last Sun day, but they were not heralded to the country on the wings of lightning. Like all admonitions that point a course which the people are not disposed to take, they were not heard beyond the walls of the tabernacles in which they were uttered. It Is safe to assume that a preponder ance of Christian influences in this coun try will be thrown in favor of the impe rialistic policy, in its broadest applica tion, and lacking even the ordinary re serve, caution and conservatism of the average statesman, politician or man of affairs. Likely to be adopted tn any event, the Injection into the policy of what may be properly defined as re ligious fanaticism, it is well assured. It is to be a holy crusade, as well as a war of territorial conquest and political ag grandizement. THE REAL DANGER TO SILVER The movement to more thoroughly es tablish the gold standard will become really alarming only when such changes can be made In the complexion of the United States senate as will give to the cause of gold monometallism a clear ma jority of votes in that body. In a care fully considered presentment, only a few days ago, we showed how narrow the margin now Is, and pointed out the basis for the hopes of the Republican managers of obtaining control, in forth coming elections to fill the places of thir ty members whose terms expire on the 4th of next March. We also, In the same connection, took occasion to remind the friends of bimet allism that such a consummation would offset In advance the advantage of elect ing a free coinage president In 1900. 'With a senate in opposition to the re-estab lishment of the double standard, a Bryan in the White House would avail little to the cause, for his hands would be as ef fectually tied as are McKlnley's at this time, so far as currency reform Is con cerned, that being the instrumentality by means of which the gold standard is sought to be more firmly established. Important as is the election of a fusion governor and fusion congressmen In Cal ifornia this fall, those considerations are, after all, subordinate touhe necessity for choosing a legislature pledged to the se lection of a free coinage man to succeed Senator White. A union of all of the re form elements upon a good state ticket, headed by Judge Maguire, makes its election by a safe majority an assured certainty, and the prestige with which the allied parties will enter the contest must give added strength tn the legisla tive ticket in the various districts. The prospects are really so encourag ing as to give alarm to the Republicans throughout the commonwealth, and the apparent desperation of their cause will be the mother of devices innumerabe to thwart the will of the people. Their em issaries are already busily at work In this section of the state upon a scheme which, if successful, promises to distract and divide the reform forces, and com pass their defeat in detail. Efforts are being made to induce Populists as well as Democrats to yield to Silver Repub licans in the nomination of legislative candidates, with the view of electing enough of the latter to hold the balance of power in the assembly, and of concen trating their vote upon a compromise Republican candidate for the United States senate who shall presumably be a silver man, but in reality a single stan dard advocate in disguise. There is scarcely a limit to availahle timber of the adaptable kind for this purpose, but the Intriguers have gone so far as to make a choice of their man, and one, It need hardly be said, who will be accept able to the administration Republicans, and to whose standard the regular Re publicans in the assembly may be rallied, should they be unable otherwise to con trol it on joint ballot. » It will not be difficult to identify the Individual who has been selected to mas querade as a Republican Moses, and less difficult even to trace the plot to the sub tle Influence in this state which Is using the machinery of the Republican party as an instrumentality In pulling Its own chestnuts from the fire. Members of the People's party will not be surprised to learn that the chief conspirator is an ex leader of their organization whose mask was recently torn from him, in a more or less public way, disclosing the features of the ordinary, every-day corporation tool. There should be no mistake about the dual purpose of this scheme—to influence the nomination of men for the legisla ture. In the first instance, whom they be lieve can be overthrown by the regular Republican nominees; or, In the next contingency, to foist upon the fusionists men who, if successful at the polls, can be stampeded in the legislature, and, un ; der one pretext or another, made to do J their final bidding. No conscientious Democrat, Populist or Silver Republican will knowingly lend himself to such a base scheme, and a sim ple hint should be sufficient to put all such upon their guard. PRIMARIES AND ORGANIZATION Judging from expressions of opinions of state committeemen, the Democratic state convention will be called for about August 10th. Less than a month, there fore, remains for effective preliminary campaign work. j The importance of thorough organiza tion cannot be overestimated in any i movement which has for Its object the nomination of good, clean men for office, the adoption of a safe and conservative platform, and the placing of the party machinery In the hands of tried and true party leaders. In politics, as In business?, the first step usually determines Its success or failure As politics and party machinery are run with us, the primary is the first step, upon which the character of all subse quent work, a 9 well as success, depends. If, "at the primaries, representative men are elected delegates, we may rest as- I sured that a high standard of men will be selected standard-bearers for the party lof the city, the county and of the state. t But If, unfortunately, the primaries are suffered to fall Into the hands of scala wags and scoundrels, we may have no reason to hope that anything but their : kind wdll be selected as the nominees of ! the party, and no reason to expect but | that the party machinery will fall Into j their hands. i The controlling factor in party politics !Is the delegate. He Is chosen by the mem ' bers of his party In his precinct as their representative, and is authorized and em t powered to speak and vote for them upon all questions of policy and principle, , and to select the men for whom they shall I exercise the right of suffrage and others who shall have control of party affairs :and conduct the campaign. In order, therefore, that the conserva tive members of the party may continue In control of it tn this county, and that the right kind of timber as nominees may be secured and nominated,, conserva ] tlve and safe men must be elected dele ! gates, and this cannot be done, except ,by careful ar.d thorough organization, ' which has for its object the co-operation of every safe and conservative Democrat !In the precinct and his attendance upon the primaries. The push in the Democratic party are ; few in numbers and well known. They make politics a business, and seek to j profit by bartering In suffrages and play j lng the part of traitors. Few in numbers, I their only hope of success Is by stuffing ballot boxes, buying repeaters, falsifying returns. Allured by plunder, they match their ceaseless scheming and tireless activity against the supine indolence and sinful indifference of the large majority !of decent citizens In every precinct who damn these men and condemn their meth -1 ods, but who neglect to attend the pri maries or otherwise assist in stopping I their nefarious work. The remedy for these evils in poli tics has already been pointed out. It Is the co-operation of the con servative members of the party in each I precinct, their attendance upon the pri maries and their vote for representative 'men for delegates. This Is the sole ob ject and aim of organization. It seems strange that citizens neglect their solemn duties as members of the body politic, but such is the lamentable fact, as previous conventions and nomi nees clearly prove, and this explains why organization is necessary, and, in fact. Indispensable. At this time precinct organization and co-operation is doubly indispensable. The ■ local push expect to be reinforced by the I tools' of the Southern Pacific company, and to be rejuvenated into renewed activity by the liberality of Uncle Coins' barrel. ! Uncle's man Herrin has notified his henchmen throughout the state to ln ' form the dear public that the nomina ; tion of Congressman Maguire for gov ernor by the silver and reform parties is an assured fact, and that all further opposition to him Is useless. This piece !of peddled information may allure some innocent people into the belief that Uncle ; has ceased waging war upon the mar ; who has been Instrumental In spoiiinc; hi? plans of plundering the public, and t lull them Into the hope unrealized that Mr. Maguire will secure his nomination without the bitter opposition of the man [ who would rather attend Mr. Magulre's , political funeral than see him promoted Ito an office which carries with it the power of vetoing Uncle's pet schemes, i The railroad trick may fool a few peo ple, and be instrumental in permitting Its wire-pullers to capture a stray dele gate or two here and there, but it will fall to work In this county, and in every other county in this state, if the warning to perfect precinct organization and se cure precinct co-operation shall be heeded. The duty of every good Democrat Is plain. It Is not arduous. Good citizen ship requires that it should be faith fully and well discharged. Let us hope that it will not be neglected. THE TRUE POLICY The Cubans interpret the president's proclamation and General Shatter's pol icy as a tacit avowal of the Intentions of the United States to annex the island, rather than to grant independence, and this apprehension is strengthened by the growing sentiment in Spain favora ble to that solution of the problem. The London Times' Madrid correspondent notes the gratification everywhere ex pressed In that city with the dissensions that have sprung up between the Amer icans and the natives, and it is not at all unlikely that this unfortunate cir cumstance, coupled with the promise of similar friction with the revolutionists in the Philippines, Is having Its influence upon the ministry In delaying overtures for peace. "If we must lose Cuba," the Spaniards now say with substantial ac cord, "it is better that the island should be annexed by America, because the traitors would thereby be punished, and the enormous Spanish interests would be protected." Two or three months' cessation of hos tilities in Cuba, affording opportunity to the insurgents for intrigue and the plague to get in its work, is counted upon to at least modify the present demands of the United States, as understood in Madrid. The true policy would seem to be to follow up the advantage gained with the least possible delay, and lose little time in palaver with Garcia and his malcontents. The business in hand is to drive the Spaniards from Cuba. It can't be done by remaining in camp three hundred miles from the entrenched en- I emy. The Democrats of San Diego county held their convention on Saturday, the/ LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 26, JB9B most perfect harmony characterizing the proceedings throughout. After adopting a sound platform, the convention In structed its delegates to the state con vention to vote as a unit for Maguire, and passed a strong resolution Indorsing Hon. Abbot Kinney for the United States senate. The favor wdth which the wor thy aspiration of our distinguished townsman is being received by the Dem ocracy of Southern California Is a very happy augury. The express companies know well enough they are In error In the conten- J tion that the shipper must pay for the . revenue stamp provided for receipts, but they count upon a more or less complai sant compliance with the exaction by the : general public, on account of its pettl i ness. The Imposition of the penalty, : which Is $50 for each offense, wdll not [ need to be repented very often to bring i the foxy corporations to terms. In Los j Angeles the Merchants and Manufactur ers' association will make the fight in the courts. In presenting to President McKinley Emperor William's assurances of friend ly feeling for the United States, theOer -1 man ambassador is said to have added that his liege desired "an amicable state ment of America's Intentions regarding I the Philippines." And yet they say there jis no humor in the Teutonic character. The way to end the war is to end it— by capturing Havana. This has been The Herald's advice for eight weeks. The president is now credited with a de termination to send a hundred thousand i men against the City at once. That Is j the most cheerful token that has come from Washington for a long time. The Merchants and Manufacturers' i association propose to make the trading ! stamp scheme a very costly enterprise. An ordinance Inspired by It was Intro duced in the council, at yesterday's ses sion, fixing the license at $250 a month. That will prove a solar plexus blow to the undertaking. A Madrid dispatch to a London paper says the ministry wdll propose an armis tice for the purpose of discussing terms of peace. Napoeon's plan was to contin ue fighting while the diplomats talked over the terms. The United States may well adopt it. The cable Is in good work ing order. The Spanish tradesmen at Santiago. | who are being protected by the flag of I the United States, refuse to accept our | silver dollars at par. The duty of Gen- I eral Shafter under the circumstances Is obvious. He should see that they do no trading. In our news columns this morning will be found an Interesting talk with ex-Sec retary Sherman, in which much of his wonted cleverness and vigor of expres sion Is reflected. His views are likely to cause him to be disliked in Republican circles. Six thousand Spanish troops at Guan tanamo surrendered yesterday, after be ing convinced that Santiago had really fallen. American newspapers do not seem to be conspicuously In evidence on the southern Cuban coast. The pnd of the rate war will be de plored by no western Interest. There is nothing more demoralizing than the ab sence of fixity of rates. Traffic wars make bankruptcy acts a necessity. Tbe Gold Democratic party of Maine is far from being a unit. Of Its ten mem bers only eight could be induced to par ticipate tn a state convention of the party. The first white child born of American parents in California died yesterday. Hnw the fact emphasizes progress on this coast in sixty-three years! Commodore Watson objects to being longer used as a bluff. He doesn't wish to go into history in that way. The lulu has been played once too often. The Tampa? might save that home which Cervera doesn't want for Blanco, who Is likely before long to need a place to lay his head. It Is useless for the Madrid govern ment to protest that It didn't consent to the surrender of Santiago. Board is play. Arrangements are making for a hot time in old Porto Rico about Sunday, If not sooner pulled off. The Niearaguan canal will pay all right, unless Spain shall decide to divide its business. Los Angeles Is long on parks. But they are most valuable assets and will never depreciate. Let us hope that with the Increase of bayonets there w ill be a relative Increase in brains. Ohio Is to have another election this fall, and Hanna is expected to finance it. Hawaii hasn't yet "gone Republican." But that is doubtless in the compact. Dewey doesn't dance the german, but he may. THE GIRLS LEFT BEHIND Three soldiers went at our land's behest To fight for the girls that their hearts loved best, And over the heart as a regular fixture Each fellow carried his dear girl's picture. "I would stake my soul," said one man, at night. "My love Is as true as the angels bright." "And mine," said the second, "has sworn by all She'll die a nun If I chance to fall." "And mine," cried the third, as he took a part, "Now stands at home with a broken heart." Then all three swore they were pearls of pearls, And brought out the pictures of these tiue girls. What made them swear as they turned away, What made them think 'twas a cold, cold day? Alack and alas! 'twas a burning shame, The dear girls' pictures were all the same. —Louisville Timet. SOLDIERS FOR CITIES UY ABBOT KINNEY It is reported that government architects in making plans for a proposed public building in Chicago have laid out the lower story on the lines of a fortification. The object of this defensive plan Is not to pro vide against foreign aggression, but to resist domestic riot. For some time an influential body of our citizens with the same dinger In view has advocated an Increase in the army and Its concentration In the centers of population. The remedy thus proposed to meet a re curring and Increasing crisis is not the re moval of the causes, but only the suppres sion of a manifestation of discontent. Those advocating military concentration at centers of population are placed on one or other horn of a dilemma. Either our po litical economy and method of government Is so partial and discriminating as to jus tify discontent to the point of violence and insurrection In the body of the workers, or our free institutions and popular govern ment have produced a lawless and danger ous class so large as to defy peace officers and to require military control. Blither of these views is a deadly ar raignment of the American republic. Thoso who advocate permanent military estab lishments at large centers of population assume by logical Implication, first, that existing sources of discontent will grow to need military force tor the control of the discontented; second, that a large army is required for domestic rather than for for eign foes, and, third, that American free institutions and popular control of govern ment are Insufficient to preserve order, pro tect property or even to secure the life of the citizen from violence. In other words, tho American republic is a failure; the powers of government can no longer be derived from the consent of the governed, but must henceforth grow out of a certain class of the people and be sup ported by an efficient military organization. Those who have given attention to the experiences of the world In military gov ernments, and especially to such as relied on military force for domestic peace, can not but know that It Is In such govern ments ttUTt ordf)r, properly and life are and have been the least secure. That there is an undercurrent of discon tent in this country Is true. It is also true that dangerous outbreaks In evidence of It occur from time to time. It Is only reasona ble to say that this discontent has Its ori gin In real abuses and Injustice. It Is folly for any one to say that our domestic dis content Is without a cause. Supporters of the American republic have but one course open to them. They must search out the abuses and injustice that breed discontent and remove them. The Issue Is a status quo of our political econ omy and methods of government with an ,irmy establishment to suppress the Insur- rectlons which their unreformed continu ance will bring on, upon the one hand, or, on the other, tireless and earnest work to remove the abuses and injustice and thus lemove the discontent and avoid domestic insurrection. This Issue squarely presented to the American people can only be answered in one way. The people will hold to free institutions and popular control of the government and they will seek out the truth and'see justice done to all. The people will never delib erately and upon an honest presentation of .the real Issue perpetuate abuses and support them by military force. Every one w ho makes a fair investigation of our present condition admits that there are dangerous and growing abuses. Every honest thinker equally admits the Immi nent need of ending all abuses that exist Every one admits the need of betterment throughout our politics. The line to fol low is disputed. Some advocate widespread and radical changes to be suddenly adopted, while others, morei lit conformity with the American political temperament, look to more gradual and conservative ac tion. This latter Is not only the safer course, but It is also far more l likely to secure prompt and effective results. Too great and too radical changes alarm the great body of the people. They prefer the Ills they have rather than risk others that they know not of. Too much reform proposed all at once defeats the reformer. This Is true even though all the measures proposed might In the end come to be useful laws. Reform's worst enemy Is often the most enthusiastic reformer. While con servative and well-considered action must be deemed l~th the safest and the quick est method by which wrongs may be rlfchted, we should not lose sight o< the fact that there must be action. That ac tion must be well considered. It must be courageous. Intrenched abuse, the vested wrlght to do a wrong, requires strong ac tion by strong men to be removed. It will need work. Success cannot come out of pleasant Words or idle promenades. The time to do Is now. The defects In our sys tem are not the outgrowth of bad or law less men. Our people are as good or bet ter than they ever were. The trouble lies In the fact that the methods of public control of public affairs have been out grown. 1 We have concentrated population and de veloped socially and Industrially beyond the methods of our political system to ad equately deal With. Our fundamental prin ciples are sound and right; our free govern ment Is the only government suited'to pro gressive civilization at the present stage. Humanity can only lose by going back to government resting for Its domestic Integ rity upon a military organization. No gov ernment can today be deemed Just, perma nent or safe that does not rest upon the consent of the governed. We cannot aban don our principles of freedom and equality before the law. Americans have the duty before them of prompt and careful study of their political condition. The end In view should be force ful action to Tiring the political system Into harmony with the wonderful material ad vances of the world. The corrections made can only be safe and effective when made along the line of human freedom. The laws must be equal and' Just to all. Special privileges to none Is the watchword of reform. The day has come for action. Partisanship will delny and endanger the fullness, fairness and promptness of action. It Is for Americans to see this fact and avoid or neutralize partisan prejudice as far as possible. The place lo begin reform Is at the foun tain head. The political fountain head Is the primary. Castigation "Don't you think this country ought to havo extended the olive branch to Spain?" "It did," was the prompt answer. "The difficulty was that the only way to make -any impression was to strip the leaves off It and put It where It would hurt."—Wash ington Star. A Financial Prescription "Doctor, why do you adviae me to do so much walking in hot weather?" "I thought X you caved car fare you might pay it on my bills."—Chicago Paper. t Suits for Men j At End-of-Season Prices I Our entire Summer Stock of Suits is being closed out I at greatly reduced prices. There is no doubt but that X we can save you from $2.50 to $5.00 on a Suit, and * guarantee to fit you. fj Men's $18-$2O Summer Suits now $15.00 I Men's $15.00 Summer Suits now $12.00 | Men's $12.00 Summer Suits now $10.00 I Men's $10.00 Summer Suits now $8.50 | MULLEN & BLUETT CLOTHING CO. 1 i Warm Day Lunches 1 M Our Delicacy Counter is a boon to housewives on these hot jfk days. By selecting the noon-day lunches here you can save kqj the irritating exertions of preparing them over a hot fire. km M Appetizing dainties prepared with the greatest of skill. Much M more economical thun you could prepare the same dishes at ko> M home for. Try our delicacy counter these days. W W # 308-210 S. Spring St., Wilcox Building W CONSUMPTION CURED Private SRiiltiiriuin. Ret ort of crises sent free. 415!£ South Spring St., Los Angeles, Cal. Our Neighbors Those Bolters The Populist convention at Sacramento and the bolters' convention put forth iden tical platforms. There was not a Populist principle repudiated by the regular conven tion. Why, then, did the bolters bolt? Simply because they did not get all the places on the ticket. This is all right. No one disputes the right to bolt. Hut what becomes of the cant about putting principle above office-getting? How does such tommyrot sound in the mouths of men who got all their principles embodied In the platform and then bolted because they could not get all their candidates put on the ticket?—Stockton Mail. The Better the Day The Chronicle Is now In its new quarters, having moved last Sunday. Ordinarily wo would choose some other day for so import ant an event, but it wns a matter of neces sity to undertake the work on the seventh or first day of the week. Large bodies move slowly, but wdth the aid of a trans port and a dozen men we beat the time of our fleet from Tampa and are now safely housed In our new home, wheret wdth im proved facilities and less apprehension of sudden death, we extend an invitation to 'he public to call and pull our latch string.— Colton Chronicle. Siamese Tactics In Slam when the political boss finds a fellow citizen becoming too conspicuous in the affections of the people, he compasses the offender's undoing by presenting him with a white elephant. In this country, at the present time, the administration ac complishes the same results, in like cases, by bestowing a brigadier general's com mission upon the public's favorite and turning him over to the war department for extinguishment. General Lee is being dis ciplined for his unpardonable popularity.-- San Luis Obispo Preeze. A Conundrum Why should any office seeker who has at heart the interest of the peoplpe be afraid to trust the people? Does it not look as though certain candidates for nomination realizing their unpopularity, desired to thrust themselves into the band wagor. without unanimous Invitation, trusting to the Impetus of the movement to drive them safely into offices which woull otherwise be occupied by men better qual'fled. In the Judgment of the people to fill them.—River side Enterprise. The Northern Point of View Our governor should be governor of Cali fornia, not nominally, but literally, and our senator should represent California in the United States senate without bias in favor of any one locality. These qualifi cations are eminently essential, and unless a candidate for the nomination of either governor or senator is believed to be en tirely free from possibility of local bias in the administration of his office, he should not be given the nomination.—Sacramento Bee. Disappointed Republicans The convention was unexpectedyl Demo cratic, and men who went to the con vention for the express purpose of witness ing a scrap were badly disappointed. It was almost as devoid of trouble as a Repub lican convention.—San Diego Union. M. Jean Charcot Fined Ten Dollars M. Jean Charcot, son of the late Dr. Char cot, has been condemned by the Paris cor rectional tribunal to pay a fine of flO for having boxed the ears of his brother-ln-lew, Georges Hugo, the grandson of the poet, at the Odeon theater. The court, while de ciding against M. Charcot, stated that the plaintiff hod behaved In a very provoking manner toward M. Charcot.—St. James Gazette, President Kruger's Illness President Krueger, who has lately been Indisposed and was reported to be getting better, has suffered a relapse. His friends have been forbidden to see him. He is suf fering from a slight attack of inflammation of the lungs.—London Mall. In Chicakamauga Private Brown—What do you tbmk of hardtack? Private Jones—Well, It's a strong argu ment in favor of universal peace.! Queen Victoria Is sovereign over one con tinent, 100 peninsulas, SOO promontories,! 1000 lakes, 8000 rivers, and 10,000 Islands, j The New Policy Sneaking Toward Annexation If our imperialists undertake to annex Cuba or to hold it and govern, it we will have to whip the Cubans after we get through with the Spanish, and we will find, as the Spaniards did, that governing Cuba Is a troublesome and expensive Job. Al ready the Imperialist press Is engaged In preparing the public mind for annexation. It Is busily employed in discrediting the Cubans and in charging that they aro Incapable of governing themselves. Tha imperialist newspapers have the appear ance of being all edited by the same man.— Louisville Dispatch. Drifting From Safe Anchorage This is to be no longer a republic, but an empire. Government is no longer to derive Its Just powers from the consent of the governed; it is to be founded on usurpa tion and sustained by force, and the flag is not to continue as the emblem ot freedom, but will float over alien populations in Hawaii and in the Philippines as the sym bol of a conquering nation which has abandoned Its old landmarks and has gone in for glory without honor.—Johnstown, Pa., Democrat. Democrats Dining Dp Everywhere The Americanism of the Republican party stands for the aristocracy of wealth and imperial political power, but without the trappings of royalty—at least for the present. It is encouraging t see how en thusiastically Democrats everywhere are closing up tbe lines of their party against this new political ism, and it Is gratifying to see recruits coming in from the ranks of the common enemy of the principles of our government.—Kansas City Times. Spain Rid of a Burden It seems that when Spain got rid of tha Ladrone islands it was like escaping from a bad debt. Notwithstanding all of its ex cessive taxes It has been losing (10,000 a year on them. It will be rather difficult to pay the war debt wdth such captures as this one.—Kansas City Times. Monroe Doctrine Forgotten Professor Goldwdn Smith says a visit of an American fleet to the coast of Spain would be a violation of the Monroe doctrine. Good heavens, has Ooldwln been asleep that he doesn't know tha,t, tha Monroe doc trine has been scratched, pff, 4h>? adminls tratlonW) books the past dozen weeks?— St. Paul Globe. Passing Pleasantries "One of the most notable delusions of the Middlo Ages," the Cumminsvllle Saga said, "is the belief that they are still young."—Cincinnati Enquirer. Mamma—Willie, what are you doing With that string? Willie—Playing war ves sel. "How, clear?" "Making twenty knots an hour."—Philadelphia Record. "A man who Is able to paddle bis own ca noe," remarked the observer of men and things, "Is apt to swell and think he can afford a steam yacht."—Detroit Journal. Seeker—What a deafening noise that steam whistle makes! Sageman—Yes, it must be on a Jewelry establishment Seek er—Why so? Sageman-Because It makes the ear-ring.—Boston Courier. Cora—Why does Miss Prim wear rubber gloves In the water? Merrltt—So she won't be shocked by some of the bathing suits.— Judge. SIMMER RESORTS Write for circulars and full Information as to special advantages, rates, manner ot reaching, eto.,_menUonlng_The Herald. Magnetic Springs. GLENWOOD, CAL. Mountain House; heart of the Santa Crus mouniains; hot and cold magnetic baths free; cottages for families; stage meets 8:15 train from San Francisco. Terms to suit every health-seeking person. Partle. ulars ot L. V. PERHACS, Glen wood, Cat Independence Lake A (harming Spot to Vlalt This Snmmer Boats free to guests. Fine flehtng. 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