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FOR THE CAMPAIGN Tha Loa Angeles Dally and Sunday Herald will be mailed to any addresa in Southern Call fori, la or Arizona for three months for SS.OO, cash In advance. Are yen a Democrat ? Now la your oppor tunity. The Los Angeles Herald Is the only Democratic dally In Southern California publishing full Associated Preaa re port*. If you are already a aubacrlber Induce your political brethren to sub scribe to the beat Democratic exponent In Southern California. Send In your subscription of M,OO for Ihe campaign at once. Make all cheeks, drafts and money orders payable to Tho Herald Publishing Company, Los An geles. FAVORITISM AT WASHINGTON We find a frank and significant state ment in an exclusive dispatch to The Times. It relates to the mustering out of superfluous regiments. When the Times correspondent asked General Cor bln about the date of disbandment the answer was, "I doubt If it is known what regiments will be mustered out first before week after next." The phrase ology was probably that of the inter- Viewer, and not of the adjutant general; at least we hope so. But here is the gist of the matter, straight from the correspondent's quill: The reason for the delay is politics. Every senator and congressman wants to say something about how the list is to to be made up. Senator Foraker, for instance, called af the White House today to ask that the Tenth Ohio be kept in service. He succeeded. Con gressman Hull was there to keep a certain lowa regiment in, and he suc ceeded. A delegation from Illinois called to keep an Illinois regiment in service, and so It goes. Are we thus to understand that the business of the war department ls con ducted with primary reference to politi cal favorites? And is the Inference de duclble that other departments are, and have been, amenable to like influences? If Senator Foraker and Congressman Hull were sufficiently Influential to make their wishes potent as indicated, it is reasonable to Infer that they, and of course other favorites, had the power to influence contracts for army and navy supplies. Starting with that assumption we enter a wide field of possibilities for corruption in expenditures pertaining to the war. The civil war gave the country a legacy of so-called "shoddy aristoc racy," a fungus of Republican million aires who grew" up in the dark days when the United States treasury was largely at the mercy of unprincipled politicians and rascally contractors. There are signs of a similar outgrowth now. An honest investigation would probably lead to some intensely Inter esting disclosures, but for that we shall probably have to wait until the incoming of the Fifty-sixth congress. OUR MANIFEST DESTINY In gome aspects the career of the United States has been more remarkable than that of any other nation which has ever existed. We have gone forward and extended our domain almost without premeditation. New territories have come to us as a result of circumstances which we had little or no agency in cre ating. The treaty by which the Independence of the colonies was recognized also con veyed to them an Imperial domain, one which was abundantly satisfactory, and the people had no thought of extend ing Its terminus. They supposed their possessions were sufficiently ample to accommodate many generations ln their settlement and development. They be lieved that, for centuries, there would be no need for more room. Their ex periences tended to make them warlike, yet they did not contemplate conquest of the vast and Inviting country lying on the opposite side of the Mississippi river, a region chiefly occupied by nomadic tribes of aborigines. The early teachings were adverse to expansion, and aspirations were con fined to colonizing and developing what the country already possessed. Yet within fourteen years after the govern ment was organized under the constitu tion there was an acquisition which doubled the domain of the nation. The acquisition of the Louisiana territory was without very much premeditation. It come as a result of conditions which •rata created on the other aide of tha At lantlc. Napoleon conveyed It to this country for a small consideration be cause he feared he could not prevent Its falling into the hands of Great Britain, with which country he was at war. There were doubts about the constitutional power to acquire this territory by pur chase, but the importance of it was un derstood, though its value as then con ceived was incomparable to what has since been demonstrated. It was terri tory contiguous from the Mexican gulf to the Lake of the Woods —a distance of 2500 miles. It gave us possession of both banks of the Mississippi from source to mouth, and extended our do main to the Pacific ocean. Fifteen great states have already been created out of It, and there ls room for two more, and they are states far greater ln area than those lying within the orig inal domain. This was not only a de parture from what seemed to have been the fixed policy of the government, but it was the first act in the drama of ter ritorial aggrandizement, which in sixty four years quadrupled the nation's ter ritorial area. Florida, possessed by Spain, shut us out from the gulf east of the Mississippi, and left us but a narrow frontage on the west side. Its acquisition was also desirable to give good form and shapeli ness to our domain. While it was im portant to us, it was of little value to Spain. By its acquisition our sea front age became continuous from the Sabine to the St. Croix, a distance of 2500 miles. It was not unnatural that these ac cessions should have engendered an ambition for further expansion, as there was a vast field which invited it. Texas was a tempting object. It adjoined on the southwest, was dominated by a kindred population, and was under a free and independent government. It came to us by mutual consent, and its annexation added more than 600 miles to our sea frontage, and removed a Jog in the boundary of the Louisiana ter ritory. It also gave shapeliness to our domain and added an area nearly equal to that of continental France. The American sentiment at this time was expressed in the couplet. "No pent-up Utlca contracts our powers, The boundless continent is ours." These three acquisitions were without war, but California and New Mexico were ceded as a war indemnity. By what was acquired under the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden purchase, a thousand miles was added to our frontage on the Pacific, our south ern boundary was made straight from El Paso to the sea, and our territory be came compact and shapely from ocean to ocean. All the territories thus far acquired were not only on the continent, but were contiguous to what the country al ready possessed. They were rich in natural resources and opened fruitful fields for adventure and enterprise. They were but sparsely inhabited, and except Indians, the people were suscep tible of being speedily Americanized and governed without; strain of consti tutional principles. The ambition for territorial aggrandizement was satiated and disappeared. It was supposed we possessed all we should need for an In definite period. But destiny threw Into our hands another region, large In extent, though on the continent it is not contiguous, and was not deemed of any considerable value. Russia, like Napoleon, felt that she could not hold Alaska against Great Britain, with which country she was liable at any moment to be at war. The czar had stood by the government In the civil war and had prevented Na poleon 111. from recognizing the in dependence of the confederacy. Our government felt grateful for his friendly action and accepted his proffer to sell Alaska for $7,200,000. It was not ac quired so much on account of its value as to oblige Russia. After this the country seemed to set its face against further territorial ac quisitions, and especially those beyond the continent. Congress rejected Presi dent Grant's scheme to annex Santo Domingo, and it did not listen compla cently to President Harrison's propo sition to annex Hawaii. There never were more persistent efforts than were put forth to acquire Hawaii, and yet th/e measure could hardly be said to have been approved by the majority of the American people. The war with Spain was an event which has ushered in a new era. Dewey's victory at Manila changed the current of American thought in a day; the am bition for territorial aggrandizement was suddenly revived. The war at least hastened the annexation of Ha waii; it has already given us Porto Rico and some small adjacent islands, and a status in the oriental seas. The people apparently have become terri torial extremists regardless of conti nental or hemispheric limits. That the situation ls grave all will agree. We have already gone far enough to see that severe tests are to be presented to the country. What shall be done with Cuba and the Philippines ls a question to be settled in a fiew months, and when they are disposed of the question will be, What next? A PRACTICAL REFORM Economy has never been a distin guishing characteristic of government In California. Conventions have often resolved ln favor of retrenchment in general terms, but few specific measures ln the line of economy have been car ried Into execution. Legislatures have come and gone and all alike have been indifferent to the popular demand for reduction of public expenditures and consequently of taxation. Five or six months ago we called at tention to and commended the program promulgated by the executive committee of the Democratic party of Los Angeles county to inaugurate measures of re trenchment and reform. As it Is time for the people to begin casting about for proper men to repre sent them in the legislature, we deem it opportune to rater to the subject again. LOS ANGELES HERALD, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2i, 1898 Two features of the program are especi ally important and practical, and they are that cities shall be required to accept county assessments as a basis for levy ing municipal taxes, and the abolition of city and county tax collectors. In many states all taxes, state, county and municipal, are collected by county treasurers, and the sums due to the state, city, township or school district are paid to their respective treasurers, and the county funds are disbursed from the county treasurer's office. Real estate is assessed every three years, and personal property annually. The assessors of the latter also assess Improvements to re alty, such as new buildings and the In crease in value is added to the last as sessment. There ls great convenience In this sys tem. The property owner is bothered but once by an assessor, and has to go to but one place to get a clean receipt for all his taxes. It Is no more trouble to the treasurer to collect all the taxes than a part of them, and hence It would require no more deputies than are now employed by the county tax collector. The auditor's books and the receipts Issued would show the sum belonging to each fund, and the gross amount to be paid by each person. No more work would be Imposed on the office of the county as sessor. There is every reason why this system should be adopted ln California. The economy of this plan Is illustrated by the statement of a few facts. The cost of assessing the property and collecting and disbursing the taxes ln Los An geles county in 1897 was $68,080, distrib uted as follows: To the assessor's office, $34,430; to the tax collector's office. $27, --520; and to the treasurer's office, $6,130. Turning the collection over to the county treasurer would be no more expensive than the collection by the tax collector. The present expenses of the treasurer's office would be saved. The great saving would be In the cities. Last year it cost the city of Los Angeles to assess the taxable property and to collect and disburse the taxes the sum of $26,254, divided as follows: To the assessor's office, $11,957; to the collector's office, $10,107, which Includes the collec tion of licenses, and to the treasurer's office $4,260. As the treasurer could col lect the licenses with a single additional deputy, to adopt the plan proposed would save this city annually $20,000 at least. There would be no inconsiderable saving to Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Monica and the several other cities of the county. These measures of reform were sug gested and urged eight years ago. and five years ago the legislature passed an act authorizing cities to adopt the county assessments, but the law not being mandatory but few cities ln the state, if any, have availed themselves of the option. The reasons for failing to do so have been two. The first ls that it has been discovered that gen ally, If the county valuations are accepted, there would not be funds suffi clent to meet the requirements of the governments, as the rate of taxation ls limited by charter, and hence city as sessments are usually higher than those of the county. The second, and perhaps not the least potential, is that the reform would reduce the number of officers and consequently the means for compen sating political workers out of the public funds. This objection to the abo lition of the city assessor and tax col lector will be the most difficult to over come. The other and first named objection can be removed through the practice of greater economy by city governments, and the second should disappear in pres ence of the principle that the public interests are paramount, and that cre ation of offices for party or personal henchmen ls a fruitful source of de moralization and corruption, and a crime against the public. There is no reason for supposing that county assessors will not be as capable and honest as those of a city. They ought to be more trustworthy, for they are less subjected to local influences. Though political parties have speci fied rates of taxation In their platforms, which shall not be transcended, legis latures have appropriated in disregard of them, and charter limitations have not restricted municipal expenditures: because, when the pinch has come, state boards of equalization and city as sessors have been relied on to tlx valu ations so that there may be apparent re spect for platform tax rates and charter limitations. Fair valuations and reason able rates can only be assured by sim plification of systems, and the practice of the most rigid economy. TALKS WITH DELEGATES In another place The Herald this morning prints Interviews with three of the delegates just returned from the Democratic convention at Sacramento. Delegate James gives a comprehensive summary of the purposes and achieve ments of the convention, telling how the anti-monopoly fight was made and won, and giving an unqualified indorsement of the ticket. The light which he sheds on the San Francisco contest and what was back of it is timely and valuable. Delegate Hill gives us pointers on the fight that was made against George Patton In the Los Angeles delegation, and tells why the push representatives made it, and what was accomplished thereby. The net result was not simply the defeat of Patton, but it deprived Los Angeles county of convention hon ors which had been conceded, and It probably prevented the nomination of a worthy Democrat for congressman in this district. Singularly enough, one of the main objects of the push was to secure the endorsement of Barlow. We wonder why! Delegate L B. Dockweiler gives a somewhat extended explanation of his candidacy for temporary chairman of the convention, and recounts circum stances to prove that The Herald cor respondent was ln error on two or three pointa: First, that hs (Dockweiler) gave his ready consent to withdraw j from the controversy as soon as re quested to do so by Judge Maguire; sec ond, that Gavin McNab did not oppose his (Dockweller's) candidacy and, third. that Dockweiler voluntarily proposed to Governor Budd to withdraw in favor of the latter. These are none of them very weighty matters, and Delegate Dock weiler might as well have spared himself such a lengthy explanation that falls short of explaining. The simple facts of the matter are that Mr. Dockweiler allowed himself to be used by the push crowd to further their scheme of dis traction and demoralization. Although they had no reason to count him as one of their number, and probably did not expect partisan rulings from him in their favor in the event of his election, still he was a good enough Dockweiler for them if they could only use him to dis comfit the reform end of the delegation. They did use him and they did accom plish their purpose. If Mr. Dockweiler is too obtuse or too innocent to see this, then he is Incapable of telling a hawk from a hernshaw ln politics. THE SEVENTH TO GO Special advices to The Herald this morning are to the effect that General Merriam received from Washington yes terday orders to dispatch the Seventh California regiment to Honolulu by the next outgoing transport. The boys will sail this week unless present arrange ments fall. This will be hailed as good news by the men who have been wait ing in camp the past three months and who want to go somewhere and do something before they return home. At the meeting of the Republican county central committee at San Ber nardino resolutions were passed relative to the long detention of the Seventh regiment at San Francisco. In a "where as" It Is said the regiment is "practically acclimated to tropical heat." Is this an allusion to the particular kind of a time the regiment has had as the guest of Secretary Alger? A Republican contemporary says "the Dlngley law is producing sixty million dollars a year more than the Wilson law did." And what an amazing result we should get if congress would double the Dlngley tariff! The conse quent doubling of the cost of all commo dities would of course be a highly ap- j predated joke. There is no donbt now that we shall soon hear from Manila directly by tele graph. A dispatch from Hongkong says "Admiral Dewey picked up the severed end of the cable Friday, but the line is not yet in working order." The instrument will soon click if Dewey's hand is at the farther end. The fitness of a blunder was shown ln the San Diego correspondence of a contemporary last Friday. Relative to the action of the Newport convention we find this: "When It was reported that a resolution endorsing grant was killed," etc. How the Initial letter ln a mighty name has shrunken. Redlands figures that it has shipped the equivalent of one orange for every inhabitant in the United States. The total output of Southern California would give ten oranges to every Ameri can. But ten oranges a year. There are mouths watering for ten times that pal try supply. The Spaniards are opposed to Senator Davis for a peace commissioner "owing to his strong and openly-expressed anti- Spanish sentimentß," says a Madrid dis patch. Well, suppose we submit for ap proval a list of avowed pro-Spanish names for the position. Anything to oblige. That Idea of an electric police wagon presents good features. The vehicle has "rubber tires, a small searchlight and two side lights." This looks like an effective equipment for an automatic detective service. It might be well to give It a trial on a clew or two. Those so-called immune colored sol diers at Santiago who have been carry ing things with a high hand, should be fitted to a word that is not so far-reach ing. They seem to have the impression that they are immune from punishment for any kind of deviltry. The new policy of imperialism is ac companied by v great deal of talk about the necessity of securing new foreign markets for our products and manufac tures. We shall never obtain those mar kets by throwing our goods over a Ding ley tariff wall. The Paris Solell kindly says that "in the coming breaking-up of the Chinese empire the United States will not be con- tent with the worst features for their heritage." Thanks. But no broken China for Uncle Sam's cupboard. Now It Is reported that Surgeon Gen eral Sternberg has asked the secretary of war for a court of Inquiry. It sfoks as if there might be quite a brisk demand for inquiries when the side lights are turned on. Relative to clean sidewalks we have the Information, born of much travel, no doubt, that In continental cities gentle men never expectorate on sidewalks." Well, In what city do they? The Los Angeles county exhibit at the Omaha exposition Is a splendid success. An example has been set for all Cali fornia with regard to the Paris exposi tion of 1900. Those alleged claims of the county against the state look like an old-fash ioned prize package—lf you see what you want you don't get it. Alger continues to refer his burdens to Providence, but Providence* has ap parently little use for Alger. Liliuokalanl is home again, but the Kanakas wore mourning at her welcome. Alger is disbanding the army, but who will disband Alger? And all those Southern Pacific free passes wastsdl THE HERALD'S MUSE At Half Fast March At half-past March ln the frozen land where the nights consume the days, Old Measley Blil held a winning hand that he thought could stand a raise; Already the pot was brimming o'er with the garnered wealth of all; Each gambler had bet his choicest store, and none of them cared to call. With watering mouth Old Measley Bill be held the tempting pile. "I'll win." thought he. "and eat my fill." and he smole a solemn smile. "There must be a full pound of dog, and most a quart of lard; A slice or two of rancid hog; the boys are betting hard; And them there candle-ends there means a satlsfyen' lunch; Them bacon rinds'll flavor the beans, and that lemon skin the punch That the alcohol in the a Slayer's lamp'll furnish the body to; I'll be the richest man in camp when this here game Is through." The rest of the boys had a solemn look and a solemn look had he, As he opened up his purse and took out a pinch of Oolong tea. I'll raise you that," he proudly said, and his liiie were firmly set; "I'd like to come in." said Walleyed Ned, "but I've nuthen' left to bet. I'll think't you are awful kind if you won't persoome I'm bold, An'll let me in, fer to ease my mind, fer a ton 'r two uv gold." A sudden thrill passed through the crowd as Walleyed Ned said this. Aghast sat Walleyed Ned, and cowed, as he heard a mighty hiss! Then, trembling, spilt his head to say, "Won't you fergive me, Bill?" Said Bill, "The boys can Judge the play; ef they agree, 1 will." Ned glanced around the crowded room, each face was stern and pale. "I see," he said, with sullen gloom, "I've got to hit the trail; I'm the derndest fool 'at ever growed, when It comes to maken bets; Well. I'm ready, an' want to hit the road 'fore the borer alice sets, An' ef to you its all the same, I only want to mention That 'fore you finish up the gamej I'd like your kind attention." • "We'll grant you that," said Skinny Jim; "that's nuthen out o' reason; Come, boys: let's go attend to him; the weather's good fer freezen." So out they skurrid in a trice, with many shake and shiver, And hung him from a cake of ice that Jut ted from the river. "Now, gentlemen," said Windy Pete, "let's go and hey a show down; We've done our dooty calm and sweet by one who wuz too low down. We hain't done him a bit uv harm, but good, fer I'm expecten' Thet if the weather don't turn warm, he'll keep fer resurrecten'." Back to the Poodle Pup they sped with greatest satisfaction, The pot up on the table spread was such a strong attraction. But ah! the leaders paused and gazed.about with consternation! A cyclone surely must have raised to spread such desolation! There stood the table, but so bare you never would have known It; 111 breathed a fervent line of prayer, though now he will not own it: The room was full of air as hot almost as was their ire, For the barkeep's kid had swiped the pot and thrown it in the Are! ALFRED I. TOWNSEND. Los Angeles, March 10, 189 S. The Blending of the Colors One sad, one long-remembered day The brave old blue-coat, dear old gray Were kissed thro' tears and laid away ' With tears, and prayers and lavender And lavender, sweet lavender. Affection's emblem, lavender. Lo, thro' the years another day When li lng hands lift lids away From sacred chest of blue or gray, To find there naught but lavender! But lavender, sweet lavender. The fragrance of sweet lavender. o o o As hills the dying sun hath kissed, Where rose-lights fade o'er blue-gray mist, All blending Into lavender, So fades for aye the feud away— So softly endeth hate's fierce day— Lo! Love's rose-light blends blue and gray To tender tones of lavender! Of lavender, sweet lavender. Affection's emblem, lavender. SADIE BOWMAN METCALFE. Disenchantment She burst upon me at midnight. With her glorious beauty rare, The envying sunbeams nestling In her radiant Titian hair, And. her eyes, twin opals, glowing With a dreamy, mystical light 'Neath a brow of classic beauty— So she shone at the ball that night. I felt so entranced by the graces Of this ravishing maid, by her air So cool, so refined and so cultured, So dainty, and yet debonair. That when I contrived to meet her It came like a blow when she said: "I've got myself het up In dancing And took a bad cold ln the head." W. M. P. Los Angeles, August 18. Lincoln on Capital and Labor (From President Abraham Lincoln's mes sage to the second session of the Thirty seventh congress, to be found in the ap pendix to the Congressional Globe of the Thirty-seventh congress, second section, page 4.) Monarchy itself is sometimes hinted at as a possible refuge from the power of the people. In my present position I could scarcely be justified were I to omit raising a warning voice against this approach of returning despotism. It ls not no-,ded nor fitting here that a general argumer. t should be made in favor of popular institutions, but there Is one point with Its connections not so hackneyed as most others, to which I ask a brief attention. It Is the effort to place capital on an equal footing with, if not above, labor In the structure of gov ernment. It is assumed thai laboris avail able only ln connection with capital, that nobody labors unless somebody else own ing capital somehow by the use of it In duces him to labor. • • • Labor Is prior to and Independent of capital. Capital ls only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and de serves much the higher consideration. • •a No men living are more worthy to be trusted than those who toll up from poverty; none less Inclined to take or touch aught which they have not honestly earned. Let them beware of surrendering a political power which they already pos sess and which. If surrendered, will surely be used to close the doors of advancement against such as they, and to fix new disa bilities and burdens upon them till all of liberty shall be lost. The Nomination of Maguire The nomination of James O. Maguire for governor of California is In Itself a plat form. His record and his life make up a declaration of policy more eloquent than words, as action Is bettor and finer than words. The nomination of Mr. Maguire means first of all that the declaration of the national Democratic platform or 1896 on the subject of monopolies and trust* ls nearest to the hearts of the Democracy of I? 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The platform adopted yester day reiterates and emphasizes that dec laration, but the nomination of Maguire is the action that followed at once on the heels of speech to emphasize and drive It home. The meaning of Mr. Magulre's nomina tion ls that the state Democracy has set Its hand to the work of driving the Southern Pacific company out of politics ln Califor nia. Mr. Magpire is the vital impersona tion of that proposition and his election will be the most telling testimony that can be given by the people of California ln the way of definition of their position on the latest refunding bill slipped through Con gress In a careless hour by Mr. Hunting ton's untiring and sleepless manipulators. On that issue and the others cognate to It Mr. Maguire goes to the people with the further pledge that so far as his adminis tration of the great powers of the governor of California may be concerned, the South ern Pacific company must keep its- hands off, getting fair treatment, but no favor. It Is a trumpet call to honest and good citizens to strike a blow for liberty and redeem a great commonwealth from Its servile condition.—San Francisco Exam iner. A Literary Street Several Maine towns are well known as literary centers; but perhaps none Is more interesting to strangers than Brunswick, on whose main street may be seen the homesteads where Longfellow wrote "Outre Mer," his first novel; Mrs. Stowe wrote "I'ncle Tom's Cabin;" J. S. C. Ab bott composed his "Life of Napoleon;" Professor Cleveland his "Mineralogy," and Professor Upham his "Moral and MentaT Philosophy," with several other popular works.—Lewiston Journal. Why She Went "Has your wife gone away for ncr health?" "No; she's gone away for my credit. We both fully understand- that she'd be more comfortable right here at home, but If she didn't go somewhere for a while my cred itors would get scared and come down on me with a rush. I tell you. a fellow's got to be a diplomat all the time to keep afloat nowadays."—Chicago News. Uncle Sam's Excursions Uncle Sam has ventured into the excur sion business <on a lairge iscale. Sending home about 23.000 Spaniards was not enough to satisfy him, so he has arranged far sev eral excursions to Porto Rico for the ben efit of his own troops and Incidentally to bolster up the present administration: There is such a thing as overdoing it.—Kajnsas City Times. In Self-Defense Mrs. Newlywed—Bridget, what did you do with that brandy I sent down for the. sauce? Bridget—Well, ter tell yez th' troot. mum, ye young housekeepers give me suclTa pain I had f tek It mesjlf!—Puck. Cheapest Way Hereafter when Spain wishes to engage In a war with the United States she will prob ably, before beginning aotlve operations, ask what the terms of peace will be, then reconsider her determination to begin.— Kansas City Times. Hobson's Chance Edna—What do you think of that girl at Long Beach kissing Hobson? Dolly—l am thinking what a pity it is that he doesn't make a tour of the watering places.—North American. Honor and Appetite Saved Along with their honor, ithe Spaniards captured by the American army appear to have saved their appetites.—Pittsburg Times. WHY, OH, WHY? Why Isn't a star a sort of sky-light? Why should a wheel-wright ever get left? Why Isn't one head better than two—ln a Why isn't a wedding in a drawing room a parlor match? Why Is it necessary to buy coal for a self feeding stove? Why does the average son think he knows more than his father? Why doesn't the woman who wears a calico dress appear ln print? Why Isn't your portrait in a country news paper the unklndest cut of all? Why Is It that a weak woman poaseses abnormal strength when it comes to get ting the best of a man?— Chicago News. Sidewalk Talks "So Pasadena has brought out a candt* date tor congress at last, has It? Jlmmio McLachlan's wlth- F. Q. Story: drawal was not enough for them. Pasadena always had a habit of having a candidate for every office that there was going. No, I am not in politics at all. so my opinion is unofficial and impersonal." o o o "I am satisfied by the news I received! this morning from San Francisco that Henry Gage will get Frank Flint: the Republican nom ination on the first ballot. The exploitation of that old scan dal for which there was no foundation has done him good, as, coming when it did, he has had full chance to explain and show that It was absolutely baseless." *o o o "Yes, my occupation ls goneiln a meas ure. I cannot make a congressman this time, but I am going Johnny Wray: 1,0 Sacramento, not as a participant, but merely as an onlooker. I propose to de vote myself to political writing herenfter, and I think I can gain some knowledge at the convention that will be instructive in such work." o o o "We are making good progress on the work of repaying Spring street and expect to have It done to John A. Fairchlirt: Temple block ln about forty days. It will be a good job, I think the best ever performed in the city and will not have to be done over again in a little time. From Temple block we shall relay the track from that point to Macy street." © o © "Just back from San Francisco. Hot time up there as well as down here. What did I do? Well, I Harry W.vatt: closed with the Frawleys, for one thing, and made some other deals which will appear later." o o o "I am much unnerved about the un consecutlve manner In which the free holders are doing Ei-Msyor Hasan 1 ! their work. Thera is a want of system that promises to get us into a mess. I shall make a decided protest unless there la a reformation soon, for the result will bo a charter that we will all be ashamed of. I hope that the matter will be rectified, aa It easily can be. for without a proper sys* tern we will get into a hopeless tangle." THE RECEIVER. As It Is in Porto Rico This ls what happens in Porto Rico every manning: "I am not feeling very well this morning, general," says General Miles to General Garretson. "I think I'll take some thing." "Take something with me," says General Garretson to General Miles. "Guess I will," responds General Miles. "I'll just go out and take a town."—St. Louie Chron icle. Poetical Revenge First poet—l am going to have my raja venge upon the editor. Second Poet—How? First poet (In a hoarse whisper)—l've sent him a poem, amd I've poisoned the gum on the return envelope.—Answers. SUMMER RESORTS Write for circulars and full Information as to special advantages, rates, manner of reaching, etc.. Herald. 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