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The Herald «—■— 'T THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY WILLIAM A. SPALDING President sod General Manager ISS SOUTH BROADWAY. Telephone Mem 247, Business Office and Seeserle tloß Department Telephone Main let, Editorial and Local Depart merits- KATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month • J* Dally, by mall, one year 9 w Dally, hy mall, six months JJJ Dally, br mall. Uiree months. 2 .5 Sunder Herald, by mall, one year 200 Weekly Herald, by mall one year lOS POST AOS BATES ON THE HERALD lipases 4 cents N pages tcenti ICpages 4cents 2S pages 1 cents 24 pages scents IS pages leents IS pages 1 EASTBRX A4IENT9 FOR THE HERALD A. frank Rlohardeoo. Tribune Bulldlog, New York; Chamber of Commerce building. Chicago. TEN DOLLARS REWARD Tho above reward wIU be paid tor the arrest and eonTlctloD of any person caught stealing TBS Herald after delivery to a patron. FRIDAY. Al GUST 5. 1898. AFTER AN ARMISTICE A better understanding with the Cuban Insurgents, before an armistice Is declared, would seem to be a consid eration of the highest importance. Since his withdrawal into the mountains Gar cia has been acting wholly independent of General Shafter, and may not recog nize the binding effect upon him of any agreement for a cessation of hostilities that may be entered into by the Madrid and Washington governments. Only a day or two ago his command engaged a body of Spaniards, on. the road to Holguin, and captured five hundred of them. Well supplied with arms and ammu nition, furnished by the United States, better fed and clothed than at any time for three years, and strengthened by new accessions from their own people, as well as from the Spanish army, Gar cia may become very troublesome, if he has the disposition to be, to the Federal authorities, as well as the Span lards. His army has been metamor phosed into a very respectable com mand. General Lawton certifies that when it came into his camp tt w r as "as ragged as Falstaff's Gadshill force." but after clothing and arms had been Issued to them, he says, one would "never know the clean, alert, ready man of today, who brings his piece up smoothly to salute as I pass, as the ragged, half starved, wholly dirty refugee who con stltued the so-called army under Gar cia." Spain and the world will expect the United States to enforce to the letter the conditions of an armistice. An at tack by the Cuban army upon Spanish soldiers, or an outrage committed upon Spanish non-combatants, during the suspension of hostilities, would surely complicate matters. It might rise to the dignity of a menace to a satisfactory final settlement. General Shafter will have no difficulty ln restraining the insurgents, if—he can catch them. But there's the rub. With the aid of the Cuban Junta, the admln stration should be able to pacify the patriots, and persuade them to renew their allegiance to our flag, tentatively at least, until their ancient enemy Is wholly removed from the island. METHODS OF A MORAL PARTY A delegation pledged to the support of Henry T. Gage for governor will be sent from Los Angeles county to the Republican state convention. There will be no division In it. It has been al ready practically chosen. There may be a sprinkling of delegates whose sympa thies are not with the movement —lest its success may menace the chances of Southern California for the senatorial succession —but this limited influence will be negatived by the adoption of the unit rule. It is true that the primaries have not yet been held, but that fact is more ap parent than real. The time-honored cus tom of holding primaries will be ob served—only, for greater convenience of manipulation, the precinct plan will be substituted for the assembly district plan, so long adhered to and so uni versally satisfactory. But it matters little to the Republican voters which form is used upon this occasion, since the outcome has been shrewdly calcu lated by the push wthin the party, and all possibilities of a miscarriage dis counted. The assembly districts have been so divided by the central commit tee as to leave the result at all doubt ful in but a few, and in these such conditions have been raised up as to Insure a light, as well as a one-sided, vote. The established precinct lines have In many cases been dissipated, and the new precincts so gerrymandered that electors will in some instances havej to travel fifteen miles, and In others 1 thirty miles, to cast their votes. Moun tain ranges split some of the precincts' in twain, and it will be a physical irri-1 possibility for some of the delegates to reach the polling places and return home 1 the same day. They will be put to the | expense, not only of railroad fares, but of hotel accommodations as well, and must give up two days for the discharge of a duty that should not consume more ; than a few hours at most. Under such circumstances, it need not; be said, the unbuught and uninfluenced voter will be discouraged from exercis-! ing a privilege dear to all honest mem bers of all political parties. His voice will not be heard. The only voice that will echo and re-echo in the solitude of the remote and isolated precincts will be the voice of the professional rounder, whose hat will be chalked over the rail roads and whose board bill will be paid from the campaign fund. It is not easy to believe that so hon orable and high-minded a gentleman as Henry T. Gage can reconcile himself to the acceptance of a nomination, pro cured by such means, to the highest and most dignified position of trust and responsibility within the gift of the peo ple of California. But it ie inconceiv able that he has not already been ap prised of the program of the push In that behalf. If not, then let him traverse the official call for the convention, ob serve the boundaries of some of the country precincts—notably the Seven tieth and Seventy-second—and then ask himself if self-respect and ordinary con sideration for the eternal decency of things does not dictate the calling of a halt, does not prompt him to repudi ate such a palpable fraud upon the honest voters of his own party, does not inspire him to wash his hands of the whole nefarious buslnesa. ON DELICATE GROUND Independence for the Filipinos, as well as for the Cubans, la ln the balance, contingent upon their ready acquies cence in an armistice and their con tinued respect for Its terms. Any hos tile demonstration against the author ity of the United States, at this critical Juncture, might prove fatal to their hopes of ultimate freedom. The people of the United States, already somewhat disillusioned touching their perfect adaptability for self-government, would not brook with patience a disposition upon their part to obstruct the meas ures adopted for bringing about a speedy return of peace. Such a course upon the part of Aguinaldo would be espe cially disastrous, since It might become necessary for General Merritt. in such a contingency, to avail himself of the assistance of the Spanish troops to pre serve order and maintain respect for the terms of an armistice. It would be a world pity if millions of well-meaning people, upon the thresh old of independence, should be deprived of the boon through the Impetuosity and pig-headedness of their chosen leaders. THE DEMORALIZED PUSH Without doubt the H. Patton push is in desperate straits. For a long time it treasured the hope of defeating fusion in this end of the state, and did every thng in its power, secretly and sneak ingly, to alienate the Silver Republicans Rnd Populists. The motive for this course was to gratify the Southern Pa cific political bureau, and accomplish its rule-or-ruln policy. The railroad would have felt perfectly happy in the hand» of the Democratic party tf men of the Patten stripe could be in the ascen dency; but with the downfall of their local machine, which was sure to follow the coalition of the three parties on lines of reform, the railroad knew it could expect no special favors. If the Democratic party were to enter upon a reform regime, the railroad would much prefer that the Democratic party be snowed under. Hence the efforts of the Push to defeat coalition. When the recent Populist convention at Sacramento made fusion a certainty, it proved a bitter disappointment to the Patton crowd. It was, In fact, their first complete set-back. There was left to them thereafter only the forlorn hope of stirring up enough opposition to de feat the nomination of Maguire by the forthcoming Democratic convention. Their main hope was in a disaffected delegation from San Francisco, which, assisted possibly by divided delegations from other portions of the state, might lead to Maguire's defeat. But the act ion of the committee of one hundred in San Francisco and the perfect ground swell for Maguire that has been sweep ing over the state again dashed the hopes of our local marplots and left them not a leg to stand on. Within the past week the Patton push have literally thrown up their hands and confessed their utter defeat. They are all Maguire men now, and if one were to believe their fervent protesta tions, these long-time servitors of Uncle Collis have not dreamed of any other standard-bearer for the Democracy. They are all scrambling to get into the band wagon. Some of them may suc ceed in getting aboard, but the fewer the better. There Is not a large crowd of them, and tt would be an element of strength for the party If they were obliged to walk in the rear of the pro cession. In this campaign the party would be Infinitely better oft without them. In any event they should be well watched. Marplots once, they are mar plots always. Railroad push on all past occasions, they are never to be trusted, and their presence in the party councils is a constant menace. Let the friends of fusion and reform beware of these fellows. They still mean mischief. PARTING OF THE WAYS Texas Democrats have been unable to resist the temptation of territorial acquisition, and by the decisive vote of 697 to 334 they tabled the platform of the minority of the resolutions com mitee, drafted and fathered in the con vention by Congressman Bailey. The fight over the question was long and bitter, and a vote was not reached until the small hours yesterday morning. ! The result will be given something of 1 a national significance, since it compre hends the defeat in his own state, upon ' a question of party polioy, of the Dem ocratic leader in the house of repre ! sentatives. The New York Journal, ! whose "national policy" violates a great | many cherished traditions of Democracy, ! has been endeavoring for a year to read | Mr. Bailey out of ths party, and it will LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5. W* derive an Immense amount of comfort from the Galveston episode. It Is likely now to redouble its efforts to have the young leader further discredited. All the same the Bailey resolutions breathe the true spirit of Democratic Americanism, and their rejection by the convention detracts nothing from their soundness. The platform adopted, how ever, is not so radical as might be In ferred from the vigor with Which Bailey's conservatism was antagonized. While favoring the retention of all Spanish pos sessions in the West Indies, it opposes the annexation or continued retention of the Philippines. It is binding only upon the Democracy of Texas, and de rives its chief significance alone from the fact that it was adopted In oppo sition to the views of a national leader. THE CIRCULATION DELUSION The only way to determine, even ap proximately, the amount of money in circulation Is to subtract from the total amount ln the country the gross sum held in the Federal treasury. That this Is untrustworthy is evidenced by the fact that into the calculation enter millions of dollars hidden away by people who are unable or unwilling to find safe in vestments for It, people who are afraid of banks and trust companies, and who habitually retain possession of their sur plus. The fact that two hundred millions have just been invested in the new gov ernment 3 per cents, mainly by poor peo ple and those of only moderate means— without any noticeable decrease in the enormous holdings of the savings banks —shows to what extent individuals se cretly hoard wealth. The savings banks of this country now hold over two bil lions of dollars, and all of this Is counted as being in the circulation, although it is notoriously not so. The difficulty, especially since 1893. of securing satisfactory loams for this enor mous surplus has been so great that in terest rates have steadily declined. Hetty Green has Just loaned the city of New York $2,000,000 at 2 per cent. Eight per cent realty loans had no attractions for her. The surplus reserves in the banks at all the money centers were never so large as at the present time, and. notwithstanding the decline in the interest rate, they continue to pile up. There is. indeed, so much money out of circulation that many of the large bank ing institutions of the country are send ing their surplus to London and Amster dam for investment. And it Is notorious that, notwithstanding the enormous bal ance of trade in our favor for the fiscal year ended the 30th of June last, it is still mainly he-Id by the banks of the continent, gold imports on that account having only Just begun. No loss distinguished a financial au thority than John Sherman declared, during his administration of the treas ury, that the natural increase in popu lation of the country Justified the addi tion of 550.000.000 annually to the circula tion, to accommodate expanding trade. About that sum was then being added to the volume of money in circulation, through the coinage of four millions of sliver dollars monthly, but that supply has been stopped and no other channel opened. On the contrary, with the de crease In the demand for money for in dustrial undertakings, due to the steady fall in prices, national bank circulation was steadily withdrawn, while popula tion continued to Increase as before, from natural causes, if not from immi gration. Apparent per capita circulation is too elusive to safely base any economic the ory upon. There Is lots of idle money ln the country, but it is In hiding. Those who require funds need not be told how difficult it has become to obtain them. The lender demands security, ln most cases, of three times the value of the loan. He doesn't want property of any kind, because all kinds of property, save gold, are falling in value—he exacts se curity sufficient to cover possible depre ciation during the life of the loan. Money not in use should not be re turned as "in circulation," for it is not. It Is amortized money, and is as if never created. And money which cannot be procured at rates which honest indus trial profits will justify should be counted as retired from circulation. The immediate future gives little prom ise of a change. Idle money is looking forward to new fields in conquered coun tries, with a vague and undefined hope that the conditions for its employment will somehow be different from those that have obtained in the United States. A PALPABLE INJUSTICE Los Angeles hackmen are becoming skeptical of the blessings enjoyed by their fraternity under the aegis of city charter and municipal laws. They com plain that the hitching ordinance discriminates against them, that it singles them out for exactions not demanded of others, and is there fore class legislation, inequtable and unjust. All other classes are granted privileges withlni the anti hltching zone denied to them. Others may obstruct the streets in the con gested district with their vehicles for twenty minutes—they not at all. One doesn't need to either own or drive a hack to recognize the justice of their claim or the warrant for their protest. It is self-evident. We are all co-part ners, with equal rights, ln the munici pal corporation, and the public hack should have no fewer privileges than any other vehicle, except, perhaps, the nre chief's little red wagon. The difficulty of enacting a just hitch ing ordinance Is recognized. Perhaps it Is impossible. But it would seem that the present one might be so adminis tered as to bear less heavily upon this hard-working class without seriously discommoding others or defeating its main purpose. THE AMERICAN CUP From battleships to yachts is a big descent, and yet we "remem&er the Gloucester." The Royal Yacht Squad- Ron is in the throes of a dilemma, pre cipitated by Sir Thomas Llpton's chal lenge for the American cup. The mem bers evidently want a string tied to It —not necessarily a Manila string—but some sort of a gig-back, and they fear that the conditions may "appear un gracious to the American people." On the other hand, we apprehend the Amer icans may be disposed to impose a con dition that will appear ungracious to ; the English people. They may want to bar Dunraven! They care little how much of his income may he squandered upon a yacht, and are wholly indiffer ent as to whether It shall have a center board, but they covet none of his "slack." The Telegraph wants bygones to be by gones, and Americans will cheerfully agree to that, providing our cousins are willing to classfy the carl as a bygone.. Let Sir Thomas build his yacht, and we will endeavor to match it. Americans are not taking water from anybody Just now, even from the ruler of the waves. THE CHAIN STARTED Acting on a suggestion nf The Herald, Mrs. William Cllne, Nadeau Hotel, has started a correspondence chain to raise funds for the erection of free baths In this city. The amount called for from each person is only ten cents, backed by the writing of four letters to carry the chain along. Each person receiving one of these letters should lend a hand to the good work. The emergency order for the removal of General Shafter's army to the United States seems to have been fully war ranted by the conditions existing at San tiago. It does not wem as if any rea son exists for longer keeping the men on the island. Peace Is almost assured. But, should negotiations fall, an advance on Havana before fall is not scheduled. General Miles doubtless has all the men he needs for the conquest of Porto Rico. The withdrawal of the army cannot pos sibly revive the hopes at Spain. She couldn't make successful resistance to a corps of invalids. Humanitarian con siderations alone would warrant the step that has been decided upon . There were forty-four more boys than girls born in Los Angeles last month. Clerk Reed attributes it to the approach ing election, but we are rather inclined to regard it as in the nature of a mili tary necessity. Rev. Myron Reed of Denver holds to the theory that boys born during a war period are influenced by the fact, and arc more ready to en gage In warfare when matured than arc boys born during an era of peace. Trouble Is brewing in the Indian ter ritory, 0% - er the proposed allotment of lands ln severalty under the Curtis bill. Chief Meyers favors the government scheme, but the hot bloods see in it the ultimate decay of the race, and threaten hostile demonstrations against members of the council should the treaty be ratified. The lurid picture of the ravages which climate and disease have wrought In our Cuban army of occupation, set out In our newe columns this morning:, throws a flood of light upon the problem of why Spain held out so long. She knew well her allies, and only made a miscal culation as to time. Estrada Palma Insists that Garcia Is acting in good faith, and will give the Federal authorities no trouble. It would seem, now that General Shafter's army is to be withdrawn from Cuba, that the Insurgents, under proper limitations, might be utilized in governing the ter ritory surrendered. Teddy Roosevelt Is ordinarily very dis creet, but has blundered ln making In vidious comparisons between the Rough Riders and the volunteers who ride not at all. He richly deserves the rebuke which has been administered to him by the secretary of war. W. F. X. Parker's gerrymander scheme for landing Henry T. Gage is likely to succeed, but It will be at the expense of the ticket nominated. It is a heavy load for a party to carry through a campaign already weighed down with burdensome embarrassments. The attention of Democrats is called to the revised and corrected list of poll ing places and officers of election for the forthcoming primaries, as published in The Herald this morning. The list today Is the one that will govern. At Montauk point General Shafter's army will be somewhat removed from yellow fever, but dangerously near to the yellow journals. Senor Sagasta spent last evening in conferring with distinguished politicians. They doubtless advised him not to go behind the returns. The Porto Rican Junta in New York has disbanded, the members concluding to turn over the business to Uncle Sam. Spain now has it cold and flat. She will be allowed to guess no more. And she must ante quick. THE RECRUIT'S SOLILOQUY I remember. I remember How I used to sit and scold When, on getting down to breakfast, I would find the coffee cold; How I used to turn my nose up If the steak was done too rare— But O, for home and mother. And the dear old bill of fare. I remember, I remember, How 1 used to sit and scoff When I fancied that the butter Must be "Just a little off;" How I scorned the lowly biscuits That my sister used to make! And the things I said concerning Her attempts at Jolly cake! O, It may be childish weakness That possesses me, but I Would give a whole month's wages For one piece of mother's pie. And I think that INI be willing To walk twenty miles today Just for one of those dear doughnuts That I used to throw away. • ■ ■ —Cleveland Leader. NAVAL HEROES IV. Lieutenant Commander Walnwrlght No man has "remembered tho Maine" more vehemently and aggressively, no man has done more to avenge her than Lieut. Com mander pilchard Walnwrlght, second In command nf Ihe 111-fated vessel when she was exploded ln Havana water?, and hero lof one of the most gallant episodes of the great naval hattle of Santiago—where mem | ory went hand In hand With vengeance to annihilate the flower of the Spanish navy. H« comes of a family whose past has been, whose present is, whose future un- I dnubtedly will be, part of the naval history 'of their country. His father. Commodore Richard Walnwrlght, held Important com mands under Farragut. and died off New Orleans during the civil war. Ills only son has Just entered Annapolis. He him- self, born In Washington in 1850, entered the naval academy in 1864 and graduated ln IS6B. Since then his career until recently has been one of arduous and unplcturesquely successful work, that gained him the re spect of his associates, but left him un known to the world at large. His lirst as signment was to the Jamestown of the Pa cific fleet. But in 1870 he was ordered to the hydrographic oflice in Washington, and for a quarter-century his life centered around that office. He was not always there, to be sure, for he made occasional cruises In various official stations. In the latter year he went to the bureau of naval Intelligence. This position de manded the most Intimate acquaintance with the naval armaments and equipments of every nation in the world. In Waln wrlght, therefore, Secretary Long found on 6 of his ablest advisers from the time of the first appearance of the. Spanish war cloud; ln fact, a tentative plan which he drew up for a naval campaign in Cuban waters has been followed in many of its de tails by the naval department since the out break of hostilities. But Walnwrlght was to bear a more Im portant share ln ante-bellum events. When the Maine was ordered to Havana he went with her as executive officer. On the aw ful night of February 15th he stood beside Capt. Slgsbee on the sinking quarter deck of the exploded battleship and gave the order to lower the boats. Day after day he supervised the work of recovering the man gled bodies of American sailors, and he was the last to leave the wreck on the sth o« April, 1898. Then and there, we are told, he swore vengeance upon Spain. He never faltered in his opinion that Spanish treachery had wrought 'he deed of shame. He welcomed the war when It came. He had hardly dared to hope that he would bear any prominent share ln It. He was more than pleased, therefore, to be put ln command of J. Pier pont Morgan's pleasure yacht, the Corsair, transformed into an auxiliary cruiser, armed with a miniature battery of six pounders, and rechrlstened the Gloucester. It was the cry, "Remember the Maine!" which rang in his ears when, on July 3d, Admiral Cervera's fleet made Its mad dash from Santiago harbor into the Jaws of death. Walnwrlght took the two torpedo boat destroyers. Furor and Pluton as his special prey. Though the guns of Morro castle covered their Might, though a single boat of this class was generally considered a formidable antagonist even for a battlc ehlp. he drove his converted yacht against these floating engines of war. They es caped him at first. But, driven back where he awaited them under a shower of Iron hall from the shore, he again engaged them, giving shot for shot, until they fled to the beach, where they were stranded and burned. His defense of the helpless Span ish sailors from the savage Cubans showed that he tempered revenge with mercy. The other day he reappeared in promi nence in a short, sharp clearance of the way for our landing ln l'orto Rico.—Cri terion. SOME CURRENT JOKES He shook his head despondently. "It begins to look to me," he said, "as if whatever money Indemnity we got from the Spaniards would not do us any good." "Why not?" "I have an Idea that Admiral Cervera will get it all hark In damages for libel on ac count of tfie pictures of him that have been printed in some of the papers."—Chi cago Post. Algy—That girl Is worth half a million dollars, and Clarence hugged her for two hours on the pier last night. Iteggy—Yes; another case of being pressed for money.—Judge. "Say. friend." asked the commercial trav eler, "how tall are you tn your stocking feet?" "I hain't got none," answered the guile less Kentucky mountaineer.—lndianapolis Journal. "Do you think she will pin her faith to him?" "No; I think she'll insist upon a good hard ministerial knot."—Philadelphia Bulletin. "Who Is that Spaniard?" "I suppose his look of gloom is caused by his country's Impending fate." "No: somebody who desired to humble his pride has taken him through a Chicago slaughter house to show him how wo kill bulls In this country."—Washington Star. Catorian Tears The fact has not been announced, but it may safely be taken for granted that when he read the pronunclamento Issued by Wil liam Carlson and E. M. Warded, "Cator wept."—San Francisco Examiner. The Gun and the Man A gun with an American behind it Is a peacemaker and a mapmaker.—St. Louis , Post-Dispatch. A Bargain Counter tor Boys' Suits, 9 to 15 Years Rroken lines and summer weights of Boys' Double- Breasted Knee Pants Suits are now marked down to about cost price in order to make A SURE, QUICK CLEARANCE Of THEM (51.50, gt.75, $2.00, $2.25, $2.50 and $2.75 are the reduced prices. SEE THEM. Mullen & Bluett Clothing Co. N. W. Comer first and Spring Sts. \ Talk About Peace . . 5 5 But there is no personal peace as long as there is personal ignorance. W W Education and ignorance are each relative terms. Until Nirvana is entered there W 4 will always be unavoidable ignprance in regard to some things. But the average # # person.wiiile hustling in this world.is more concerned about bread and butterthan 0 m about Nirvana. The person without bread has no peace. Hunger and ignorance 4 m usually go together. This is a world of business. 6 months to a year spent at the d | 212 West Third Street J W Is a better bread-and-butter preparation to a young person than a long course at i 2 Harvard or Yale. The (act that "all Gaul is divided int.. three parts" does not A X qualify a young man even to raise a peck of peanuts, nor to roast them, nor to i 5 find a market for them after they are roasted, nor how to invest the proceeds i J when sold. School in full progress now. Enter any time. Literature on application J | Try Kalston Bread If M Those who do not care to go to the trouble of m m experimenting with Ralston Health Flour will m %k find the Ralston Bread at our bakery counter m % most delicious and healthful. It is made of the M} X genuine Ralston Health Flour, after the orig- £n m inal recipe. We also have plenty of the m gk Ralston Flour for those who prefer it. MB k f fa 208-210 South Spring St., Wilcox Building W REFRIGERATORS m _ C Is an abbreviation of tho words "SOBER OFF," and is the trademark lor a medicine th.it will sober off a man m tJ\J+J 1 who has imbibed too large a quantity of alcoholic stimu lants. The same ingredients will also cure Nervousness. Nervous Head- >jbm mm ache, Insomnia and Indigestion. For sale by all tirst-class saloons and m iL~\\\L druggists. PRICE, per bottle " % - m CONSUMPTION CURED DX - Private sanitarium. Keport ot cases sent tree. 415$ Mouth. Spring gj:..U>» Angeles, Uai SIDEWALK TALKS "There Is no doubt now that the fight against San Pedro is over, and the out come is due to Sen- John*. Gaffe,. f or Wh " e, J n^ h ,r r done more work for it than will ever be known or appreciated here. The result is a most satisfactory in crease in demands for real estate and the starting of many important improve ments. The Philippines? We should keep them, of course. San Pedro needs them. Look' at the shipping thut would come in from them to the harbor when it is built, And the Ladrones? Keep them. San Pe dro needs them, too. And the Carolines, and any other old Islands; keep thorn all. San Pedro can do the commerce for all of them a great deal better thun any other port of tho world. This is all a war of hu manity, you know. We have said all along that only humanity prompted us to get into it. Well, that being the ease, what greater humanity can there be than giv ing the people of the terriory we have conquered the best government in the world, and at the same time allowing our progressive and alert business men to go to those countries and develop them and their bank accounts at the same time? That is humanity, and not a bad sort of thu article, is it not? Just think what a p1a0.3 Manila would be for doing politics. Oh, me! Oh my! We must keep those islands." O O O "Oh. business is fairly good; it might ho bettor. What's that? You hear this was the best season W H. nuvenport: lhe railways have had for many years past? Well, perhaps It Is; but then, we could do more freight business. What's that? I talk like a farmer? Never satis fied? Not a bit of it. What we want is peace. Pax voblscum, you know. Peace will make things Jump in business and we won't bo able to spend our money fast enough." o o o "I am an imperialist. I believe we should keep the Philippines, and I believe that the nation E. H. Owen: should hang on to any other territory that comes Its way. Wo should of course keep Porto Rico and Cuba. The latter has no occasion to be Independent. A territo rial government and perhaps a state gov ernment when the people become fitted for it, would do the people there more good than having their own little nation which we would have to look after more or less." "Yes, sir; I shall support Barlow. Yes, his last letter was an Indignity, and one hard for me to bear; J. Marlon Brooks: but my Interest in the party and my desire to see fusion win prevent me from j resenting It as far aa supporting him tn hie campaign goes. This is no time for per sonal feeling to crop out at the expense of those great principles on which we go be fore the people and ask their votes." THE RECEIVER. World's Oldest Newspaper The oldest newspaper ln the world is the Tsing-i'ao, or Peking News, founded ln the year "10 A. I), t'ntil finite recently it was supposed that the Kin-Pan. a Chinese Jour nal published in Peking for the last 1000 years, was the oldest newspaper in the world. In a very able work recently pub lished, however, lmbault Hlltvrt, the French consul at Canton. =heiws that this high honor belongs to the Tslng-Pao. which - has been published continuously since the year 710. and is even said to have been founded some 2'ei years before that date, or early In the sixth century, SUO years before a newspaper was known in Europe—The Em pire. ■ . Odious The Big Babboon is seen upon The plains of Cariboo; He goes about with nothing on (A shocking thing to do!) But if he dressed respectably. Anil let his whiskers grow. How like this Big Babboon would be To Mr. So-and-So! —Columbus Dispatch. A Quip With the Point Lost By asserting that it has nothing to ex plain in connection with its ships at Manila, the German government places itself in an attitude somewhat resembling that of a man who forgets th*. answer to his own' conundrum.—Washington Star. But One End Sagasta's determination to proceed to the bitter end Is accomplished by lamentable difficulty in recognizing his destination.— Washington Star. PASSING PLEASANTRIES At the Soda Fountain— Party Waiting— Where's my order? Walter— Coming, sir. Your wink is being deciphered.—Detroit Journal. Riprap—The eyes are windows of tho soul. Wigwag—Then the soul of the matt whose eves have been blacked looks out of stained-glass windows.—Detroit Free Press. ghe—He kissed me when I was not dream* ing of such a thing. Her-I'll wager you were not. You always were wide awaka when kissing was in sight.—lndianapolis Journal. Tom-Women are taking away men's oc cupations. Why, they're even manufac turing furniture. Tim-Yes. that's so; my wife makes a bed every morning.—Boston Courier. The wife of Slanco Unawitch. the chief of a band of gypsies near Chicago, Is suing him for divorce on the ground that ha chains her to a bear. That seems to be fho ground on which most women sue for di vorces.—Louisville Courier-Journal. "Your brother-in-law still at your house, Wallace?" "Yes; but he Is beginning to weaken. I have him pushing the lawn mower every morning and the ice-cream freezer every afternoon. I think he wil| go before I am driven to starting him in M) tha washing.—Cincinnati Enquirer.