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UNTIL SEPTEMBER FIRST The Los Angele* Daily and Sunday Herald win be mailed to any addreae In Southern California or Arlson* for three month* for S».oo, cmta in advance. Are you a Democrat? Now U your oppor tunity. This offer doe* not stand good after September 1. The Ln Angele* Herald I* the only Democratic daily In Southern California publishing full Aaaoolated Pre** re port*. If you are already a subscriber Induce your political brethren to aub acrlbe to the beat Democratic exponent In Southern California. Send In your subscription of S3.on for the campaign before September 1. Make •11 checks, draft* and money order* pay able to Th* Herald Publishing Com pany, Los Angele*. MR. GAGE AND HIS CANDIDACY For Henry T. Gage, the Republican candidate for governor, The Herald has the highest personal esteem. Nearly twenty-five years ago he pitched his tent in Los Angeles, and since that time we have watched his daily coming ln and going forth, and his life has been with out reproach. By dint of ability, hard work and persistency, he has made his way to a leading place at the bar, and he is known throughout the state as a successful lawyer. While taking a more or less prominent part tn politics for gome years, we believe he has never before sought public office. He now en ters the arena with the good will and esteem of his neighbors, and he will undoubtedly make a manly and vigor ous campaign. This much The Herald may say in all candor, and without forfeiting Its loyalty to the Democratic party. We may even go further and register the hope that the campaign now beginning may be fought out on broad and gen erous lines, and that it may not be dis graced by Individual abuse and vitu peration on either side. While thus conceding the personal worth of* the head of the Republican ticket, we are far from indorsing his candidacy or predicting his success ln the forthcoming contest. Between Mr. Gage as an individual and the Influ ences which stand behind htm there Is a wide margin of difference. The Republican party of California is today dominated by bosses, with head quarters In San Francisco and the Southern Pacific Machiavelli Just ln the background. These bosses, ln casting about for the most available material with which to hoodwink the people, hit upon Mr. Gage as a man l unexception able in himself and free from previous political entanglements. He Is a good enough Gage for them If he may be made to carry their ticket through and assure the success of their program. It is worthy of note that the "Gage boom" did not originate ln this end of the state. There was no spontaneous uprising of Republicans demanding that Gage should be put forth as their standard bearer. In fact, Mr. Gage was hardly talked of seriously ln this connection until after Boss Burns had made his voyage of discovery to this city. It is • new thing for the political manipu lators of the north to urge honors upon us. When they do so there le some ground for suspicion. We fear the Greeks when they come with gifts ln their bands. The straightforward facte in this case are that tbe Southern Pacific Machia velli wishes to bead Southern California off from future representation ln the United States senate. Uncle Collis does not dare trust any Southern California 'j, man when it comes to another passage at arms over the San Pedro harbor ques ; tlon. And he fully intends to bring that question before congress again at its next session. That le exactly the milk in the cocoanut. That is the whole se cret of the effusive politeness of the boss politicians of the north.- That la the ulte . rior purpose behind the "Gage boom." j It does. n*U follow that Mr. Gage-him self le a party to any such compact, or that he has gone Into the railroad camp in order to secure this nomination. He will have, if elected, nothing to say about the choice of a United States sen ator. The politicians who have thus far managed his campaign will attend to that. It remains to be seen whether the Re publicans of Southern California will walk Into the trap thus adroitly but openly set for them. THE SACRAMENTO PLAY The attention, of the voters of the state of California Is respectfully invited to the Republican state convention, now ln session at Sacramento. Former Re publican conventions have been char acterized as being under the domination of bosses, cliques and rings, but never before in the history of polities' has boss lsm held such absolute sway as that now being witnessed at Sacramento. In the discussion of candidates and their chances of nomination, the state convention, as a body.-of Republican citi zens, is entirely-ignored. Its members are not, and have not been, consulted as to their choice for this nomination or for that. The members of the several county delegations ln attendance upon the convention are ciphers whose Indi vidual preferences are dictated and whose votes are peddled out by the bosses, in accordance with a prear ranged program. In the discussion of candidates the rank and file of the party have not been consulted. It has been immaterial to aspiring Republican office-seekers whether or not the sentiment of their party was for or against them. They have not laid their claims for prefer ment before the humble but honorable Republicans of the state and sought their support aa the sure or safe means of their success. From the beginning of the campaign to the present hour the men who are seeking to have their names enrolled upon the Republican state ticket have been, as they are now, kneeling at the feet of Republican bosses and petition ing them for that nod which alone can and does make them eligible as candi dates, and without which they cannot hope for nomination. The assemblage at Sacramento Is a convention of bosses, not of representa tive Republicans. Boss Burns, Boss Ralney, Boss Crlmmine, Boss Kelley and Boss Herrin called the Republican pri maries, through their tools elected the delegates to the state convention, and now own and control those delegates, or a majority of them. The same indi viduals have selected the men to be nominated, and It simply remains for their innocent and helpless servitors to ratify their clever work or be consigned to the galley for punishment. Major McLaughlin and Dan Burns may protest that they have no especial choice for the several nominations. Sam Ralney may close up his headquarters ln apparent disgust at the pretended rout of his push. These and many other gallery plays may hypnotize blind party delegates and lead them to believe that they are free men and ln control of the convention, and that at last they will have the privilege of selecting their own nominees. But when the voting is had and the nominations are made, they will find that while Dan and Sam and Martin were packing their trunks and shedding good-by tears, their sugar-coated pro gram was being swallowed with a relish by their dupes. The people should know that the Re publican farce at Sacramento was writ ten and is being played by Dan Burns. Mr. Gage is the star actor. His engage ment dates back from the time of the visit of Mr. Burns to this city. Herrin is stage manager and shifts the scenery to present his players in catching atti tudes. The Republican delegates who have gone to Sacramento to witness this biennial production may be able to see through the paint and to detect the false hair, but this Is extremely doubtful. Slnoe all the world is a stage, they may dream they also are actors. Instead of clowns In Mr. Burns' play of politics, but Mr. Burns knows better If they do not. READ BETWEEN THE LINES Editor Willard is in Sacramento, tak-1 lng in the Republican convention and telegraphing his observances thereon. Looking over his dispatch, published by the Express last evening, It is easy to read between the lines, and note, "dimly shadowed forth," certain things which must be anything but pleasant to the average self-respecting Republican. For example, he says: The success of the program at the head of the ticket is likely to carry It through all the way down; the tall will go with the hide, and it Is probably just as well. Certainly. The convention having been called together, not to represent the Republicans ot California, but to carry out the railroad program, formu lated by Boss Herrin and promulgated by Boss Burns, the aforesaid program might as well be accepted ln its en tirety. What's the use of making wry faces over some of its minor features/? Take the gnat and camel down at one gulp. And again: When the ultimate success of a ticket Is to be considered, the careful judg ment of a few men who understand the politics of the state thoroughly Is more valuable than the undigested ideas of a whole lot that know very little about It. In this case the "whole lot" seem entirely willing to accept the views of the long-headed few. What excellent discipline, to be sure! Not a single cantankerous delegate to kick over the traces! But the thought arises, with a few men of such careful judgment and such an excellent un derstanding of the politics of the state to arrange and determine the whole matter, what la the use of calling together a great big con vention of nobodies to go through the form Of doing it? Nobody li de LOS ANGELES HERALD. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 1895 celved by this empty form and cere mony—not even the delegates them selves. There Is very little kicking against the Inevitable, and the harmony Is of the frank and good-humored order, and not sullen and forced. Possibly a contest all along the line would serve to bring out more enthusiasm, but tfiere is a quiet, determined confidence among these men that is good for any amount of hard work ln the campaign. It was the same kind of frank and good-humored harmony (not sullen and forced) which pervaded the preceding state convention, when Boss Burns se cured the nomination of his man Estee. And how the rank and file of the party did get out and work for the ticket! And how Estee was elected —to stay at home. Such good-humored harmony as this is deadly. It is Harmony with a big H, spelled out by the bosses, but somehow the unlettered masses fall to comprehend It. Very little kicking against the "In evitable"! Certainly not. Sacramento Is not the place for it, and the dummy delegates are not the men to do it. But wait until this affair gets to the Re publican voters, and there ts a possibil ity that they may not accept the "In evitable" so gracefully. The calm of Boss Burns' convention certainly pre sages a storm hereafter. THE ISSUES ARE HERE We are told that the Democratic plat form of this state "carefully avoids tak ing Issue with the Republicans on the subject of the policies which are to con trol ln the government of the prov inces," etc. The fact Is that the Demo cratic attitude, in the matter of the Phil ippine islands, is precisely that of Presi dent McKinley, as outlined in his reply to Spain's plea for peace. The president declared that our government's lack of accurate Information as to the archi pelago made It necessary to hold ques tions affecting them in abeyance until fuller knowledge is obtainable. The Democratic platform says: We favor the fullest Investigation of all conditions existing ln the Philippine islands affecting the Interests and obli gations of our country ln the matter of their future treatment and disposition, to the end that final aciion in relation thereto shall be Intelligent and based upon a full knowledge of all the facts that can affect the Interests of the United States. But the Democratic party of Califor nia is not going to the uttermost ends of the earth in search of Issues whereon to Impale the party that has Just played a well rehparsed drama at Sacramento. We have something worse than the Phil ippines to deal with, right here ln Cali fornia. The wildest and woolliest of Aguinaldo's semi-savages are good little Sunday school children ln comparison with the element, rejuvenated yester day at Sacramento, that now confronts the vital Interests of California. The early attempt to draw popular at tention to the other side of the earth is an adroit scheme, but it won't work. The people of the state are ln no mood to beat the bush of the Philippines for political issues. The story of the late Republican convention, from the Incipi ent to the filial stage. Is blurred with the trade stamp of the railroad mo nopoly. From the giving out to the In nocents of the party the astonishing news that Mr. Gage was elated for gov ernor, down to the moment of adjourn ment, the whole proceeding was akin to the program of a drama. There is no lack of "issues" ln the con test now begun. The main one, which no sophistry can disguise, Is the ques tion whether the tentacles of the octo pus shall be allowed to strangle the peo ple of this state. California Is almost helpless now by reason of the crushing power of this monopoly. Failure to throw off the new colls would entail de struction of the people's dearest rights. A MILLION PENSIONERS The annual report of the commssloner of pensions, now in course of prepara tion, gives the surprising information that the government is supporting over one million pensioners. More than a generation, thirty-three years, has passed since the Civil war closed, and yet there are now more pensioners than ever before. There are twice as many as there were ten years ago. In 1890 the number had gradually Increased to the half million mark, and from there It has so rapidly advanced as to add another half million in eight years. The amazing statement Is made now that more than sixty-three thousand original claims were granted during the past year. And the total annual pay ment will probably approximate one, hundred and fifty milMon dollars now, an increase of nearly one-third ln eight years. It seems impossible that such figures can be compatible with an honest ad ministration of the pension department. Lax management of the bureau must be largely responsible for the vast and alarming enlargement of the pension rolls. There is no apparent solution to the mystery, except on the ground that the government Is being outrageously swindled by pension agents and lobby ists; THE SUFFERING SEVENTH It ts about time to Introduce some such drastic treatment as that used by Roosevelt at Santiago, if the boys ot the Seventh regiment are to have even a decent show tor their lives. Typhoid fever is making rapid headway among them, and a surgeon states that forty volunteers, in company H alone, are in capacitated for drill. This condition Is attributed, by the surgeon, to the fact that "the grounds are land filled ln over an old Chinese cemetery and garbage dumps." It seems that, in attempts to Improve matters in the sinks, the re verse has occurred, because, "while men were at work, they uncovered more filth." This outrage upon the Seventh is In tolerable. Month after month the vol unteers have patiently waited for the fulfillment of promises to be sent to Manila. Now, in the event of their be ing ordered anywhere abroad. It would seemingly be Impossible for many ot them to go because of sickness and en feebled condition generally. The treat ment of the Seventh regiment should lead to official inquiry. Whatever the mystery Is, that underlies the matter, It should be brought to light. The letter sent by the Spanish soldiers to the American army at Santiago, as the former were about to sail for home. Is a remarkable evidence of human feel ing. It Is pathetic, almost pitiful. All the malice and bitterness incident to warfare had gone out of the hearts of those poor Spaniards, and eleven thou sand of them Joined in a brotherly ad dress to their late foes. They could not embark for their beloved Spain, they say, "without sending to you our most cordial and sincere good wishes and fare well." With the announcement of the death of the venerable Dr. Griffin, the good friend of Los Angeles, we get news of the birthday anniversary of a remark able old man, In New Jersey. He Is John I. Blair, and he has Just passed the ninety-sixth milestone on his life Journey. Mr. Blair's wealth Is rated as high as fifty million dollars, and he is beloved by all who know him for his kindness of heart and his unostenta tious charity. The talk about Spanish soldiers emi grating to Mexico, to become peaceful citizens, calls to mind the rush of promi nent Confederates to Mexico and else where at tbe close of the Civil war. They hotly declared, many of them, that they would never live under the Yankee gov ernment. But they gradually returned, after the hot blood had cooled, and the voices of many of them have been raised, time after time tn laudation of the Stars and Stripes. It may be inferred that the fishing Is better down about Cuba and Porto Rico than It Is up on the North At lantic. How else are we to account for that kind Invitation of Canada to al low Americans to fish on their coast? We are probably expected to extend an Invitation to the Canadians to come down to our new territory with tackle and bait. Again Los Angeles Is exalted among the cities. We have simultaneously the signs of good times and the times of good signs. At least we have the as surance of the street superintendent that the new street signs, wtth which he has begun to emblazon the city, will be a joy to the stranger and a great convenience to the citizen. Customs Collector Donaldson at San tiago must have thought a Joke was In tended when the clergy, Including the archbishop, caTled for their monthly sal aries. As the amounts ranged down ward from a thousand dollars a month they would look formidable on a pay roll. We read that the Republican cam paign committee at Washington is send ing out vast quantities of documents, and that "the number of topics upon which they dwell is simply astounding." This aggregation of topics may not be the only astounding revelation before the 10th of next November. At a Long Beach summer meeting a minister said that his denomination "stands for absolute certainty of future punishment." It must be a great com fort to a truly good person to feel that his enemy is dead sure to fry in the sweet by and by. It Is reported that McKlnley wilt re spect public opinion in regard to the disposition of the Philippines. Why should he not respect public opinion also in regard to ousting Alger from the cabinet? A giddy contemporay says "the wave of prosperity has engulfed the free silver delusion." If that prosperity wave has caused any casualties hereabout they have not yet been reported to the cor oner's office. It could hardly have been jealousy that led General Blanco to refuse to let the newspaper correspondents enter Havana. He has achieved quite a liter ary reputation, but Action is his line. Do the street sweeping by hand in the busy thoroughfares. It Is costly but ef fective. Economy requires the use of the machine elsewhere. The change from old-fashioned powder to the smokeless kind will not be no ticeable if the Manila cheroot is to be I largely Introduced. TROTTERS Got the ticket full of trotters! Steam Gage and Anhydrous Waters' Oh, my! Poor old Pardee never got It! Aimed too high and overshot It! Let us cry I Estee-mated wrong on ticket! Kelly got Her-rln to kick it Sky high! De Young push knows how to do It! Crlmmlns Burns to Brown or blue It With his eye I Got the ticket full of trotters! Have to try to Gage the Waters, By and by! May be good, but we are fonder Of the fellow over yonder- He's our pie! ALFRED I. TOWNSEND. Lord Salisbury's Plight England's crisis is assuredly near and the world will watch Its attitude during the next few weeks with Intense Interest, not unswayed by the suspicion that Lord Balls bury will find a backdown more to his taste than a challenge. He generally does. But whether the pride of the English people will permit him to make the customary re treat at this Juncture Is the most important question now, for upon It seems to depend the issues of peace or war.—San Franelaco Chronicle. Unfailing Symptom ■Anxious Mother—l'm afraid Johnny Is 111. Father—My goodness. What doea he complain of? Anxious Mother—He hasn't begun to com- Clatn yet, but I forgot to lock the Jam cup oard today, and there Isn't a bit missing.— Pearson's Monthly. Blinker Is Confiding SACRAMENTO, Aug. 22.—"Say, ain't this been a dead easy game for me and Uncle and Herrin?" remarked Mr. "Blinker" Murphy, as he took his mouth from a steam In Homer Buckman's rendezvous. "I Just put on a Mother Hubbard three months ago and everything has been a-falllng ln my lap ever since. "Say, Just look at all them geezers out on the sidewalk, a-chewlng the rag and thinking they have got minds of their own, while I'm ln here a-swllling sherry cobblers and a-lettlng the electric fan blow zephyrs down my back. I'll bet you 60 cents that me and the colonel Is the only two guys fn Sacramento what lsa-eatlng our meals reg ular and enjoying ourselves. "Hear them marks out In the sun a-belly achlng about who they is for for governor and all this kind of things. Why, they doesn't know yet who they Is a-golng to vote for. Only me and Colonel Dan knows that. I don't mind a-telllng you, but, of course, you understands that the program has got to be kept secret. "Gage, the Los Angelooloo, Is a-golng to be our governor. Me and the colonel was a-thlnking of playing phcfley circus with the roosters who comes up here and sweats and don't eat nor sleep and thinks they are a-raislng hell and running the Republican party, and a-glvlng them three or four bal lots, so as to kinder make them believe they was ln a fight; but we've changed our minds. Gage goes In the first ballot. We've lined up about four-flft' sheep to bleat for him, and we might as well dish Ch"e soup out at once as to play marbles. "How about Lou Brown and the other stiffs? Well, here's the way It Is: Now, you take the mug that cures eyes from Alameda. He may be a bird on other people's optics, but he'd better get onto himself and open tils own. What does I mean? Why, the doctor has had a lot of gazabas a-shouting for him and a-reporting to me. That is tho way th« Rspee does business, and It always works. "No, there ain't a-golng to be no kick from Tom Flint. He's a good Republican and stands pat. Me and the colonel has been a-talklng to him, and he says he's a-gotng to be nice, but Tils stomach ain't quite ready yet for to swallow General Har ry. I've got an Idea that If Tom was to swallow about eight million gallons of tonic he might be able to keep the general down long enough for one ballot for United States senator, anyway. "I've Just been a-talklng to Soda Water Jackson and Judge Daly. Soda Water Is willing, to take Fitzgerald out of the fignt for governor If his Charley can be flrst de puty attorney general under the new deal. The Judge is a-taklng the contract to pull Fltz out If he gets the first Job, and Martin Kelly has been a-sounding me on the prop osition that the general has told him, low down, that he has no confidence In Jackson and Daly, but will pull his freight if Tiro- Ford promises to put Morgenstern ln. What did I tell them? Why, I says, 'Come and see me at 10 oclock ln the morning." "General Dickinson was up to see mc an hour ago, an dhe says: 'Consider me out of the fight.' How many votes will Lou get? Well, we're a-golng to let him hay? two from the city as a favor to Fhllly, and maybe If he don't need them we'll let him have forty-five more. "Who's a-golng to be chairman? Well, that I oan fix up in a minute. Mlllsey has sent out word that he wants Lemmon of Santa Rosa. Herrin hears about It and ther's a frost on that citrus fruit. "Now, I'm a-golng to give you a startler. We're a-golng to make Jake Neff lieuten ant governor andl I'll eat my spats and drink no more steam beer If he don't get more votes than any man whatever ran for office ln this state before. Of course, that depends on whether the doctors lets him take his life ln his hands. "The only thing what is a-bothering me Ist Judge McFarland. Here's been a lot of powder mills a-blowlng up air over the country andi his honor miles away. Vinlng has been a-offerlng prizes to the giipman to smash Into Mm, but It don't go. We've been a-puttlng fenders on all the cars ex oept those a-rtmnlng where Mac crosses the street, but It ain't no use. Herrin Is a-gettlng disheartened and swears he'll throw up his Job unless something happens to Mac pretty quick. But It ain't no use. He's our hoodoo. Say, don't you never, as long as you live, tie up to too good a thing. Oh, yes, that's settled. Van Fleet Is to have another go. There won't no Democrats vote for Van Dyke. That comes straight from Billy Foote. And say, If they don't throw Espee down Conley Is a-golng to wax the tar out or Mac. "Yes, It's too bad, but I've a given out the word that Lew Morehouse Is to have his throat cut. Brown of Calaveras is good enough. Charley Belshaw Is a-maklng a fight for Snow, but his three feet of rail road can't begin to size up against the Espee tracks. "Captain Cross of Los Angeles was a-whlspering ln my ear that he'd like something If he could catch on. Cross don't care a cuss what he gets, so long as he has a Job. He was for a Mendocino board of equalization, but I up and tells him that George Arnold gets that. " 'Congress?' he says. 'Waters,' I says. 'Clerk of supreme court?' he says. 'Hoot,' I says. Treasurer?'he says. 'MoseGunst is away," I says. 'Ain't there nothing left ?' he says. 'Can you clean brick?" I says. '1 can,' he says. 'All right," I says, and l then I chased up the street after bad Tom Wil liams, who had Just got news that a new vest pattern was on exhibition at a milk ranch ln the suburbs. "Say, funny story they tells'about Billy Dunn. Coming up on the train he got four queens. Billy does a heap of studying for a while, shows It to Billy Arthur, and then asks Walter Parker for to telegraph to Waters and find out what he should do —raise the ten-cent ante forty or sixty cents? "Say, did you see Johnny Wray a-wearlng John Watermelon Mitchell's ruffled 1 shirt? Johnny says he put It on because it was so well done up. "Well, slump off now; me and Major Mc Laughllre are a-golng to the train to meet General De Young. If we can keep the general out of Gage's rooms the next day or so, it wouldn't surprise me If we nomin ated Hennery by acclamation.'"—Blinker Murphy ln San Francisco Examiner. And That Would Mean Defeat Senator Hanna's reported suggestion that war records will control In 1900 should con vey a very strong Information to the admin istration that If it does not take preventive measures now, tt may be forced to fight the presidential campaign on Alger's war record, Irrespective of Its own dealres.— Pittsburg Dispatch. Singular Silence Mark Hanna and General Banco are sin gularly reticent on public matters. It Is more than a month since the country has heard from either of them.—Guthrie (Okla.) Leader. JsL Save Money j uX'-V and Dress Well j \ i I You can do both if you buy your clothing i X — f during the Reduction Sale at "The Cloth- ® m r\ I I / ing Corner." Spring and Summer-weight g C I I\j Suits for Men and Boys are being sold at | \ I V prices much below their value in order to | A j a make room for fall stock. 8 j1 (VIILLCN & BLICTT CLOTHING CO. [ —— ______ ———— ————— \ Michael Angelo I S While painting "The Last Judgment," fell from the scaffold and injured his leg. 1 S He closed himself up in a room and resolved to die. Foolish man I Yet he was p 5 a great man—a genius. Only one genius has ever lived on this earth whose t 5 reason did not, at some time' or other, abdicate its throne. The managers of J 5 this school do not lay any claim to genius. They are simply everyday business V € people. They wouldn't swap their common sense and their proficiency in busi- <| r ness college work, however, for all the genius in the world. Pall term, day V f and evening, begins Sept. 5. All who enter now may have scholar- «t # ship dated ahead. Our school is in splendid condition. Teachers all enthusi- 0 X astjc. Students working hard. The education we give is a bread-winner—for jk X the student. Never mind the teacher. f t 213 West Third Street £ bt-ts ■""•*> s r 9x ■T™' Cures Nervousness, Nervous Prostration, ml »1-C le**m IbH Nervous Headache, Indigestion, %y\J M-9 mm& Vft ■ ■ And Also Acts As a Tooic It Will Also Cure Alcoholic, Tobacco and Physical Excesses For Sale by All Druggists and First-class Bars. . . . pflCg 75C Ptf bOttlt CONSUMPTION CURED DB SiS A .R I D , . 80N Private Sanitarium nenort of cmea sent Iree. South Spring 5t.,1.0a Anif'et. Out HEARD IN PASSING "Yes, I am back. Been to Tahoe and' in cidentally to the Democratic convention. No, 1 was not there J. Marion Brooks: officially, now that you mention It, but 1 got there ln time to participate ln several charges of McOaffery's rough riders, and 1 would have made Burke win If he had spoken to me. i'ou know he never speaks to me and some others. If it had not been for this I wouldt have been able to have insured) his nomination. My opinion of Burke Is the same as McOaffery's, I be lieve him to be the best man for the place of member of the board of equalization, and I am very sorry that he did not get there. If he did not have that bad habit of not speaking to me—but then, It Is too late now." O d o "So the Republicans think that there are good times to help them along, do they? Why, did you see Nathan Cole: tn * r<? P° rt of tnat Fresno congressional convention? No? Well, the chairman on platform reported a set of lovely resolu tions, saying that the present great pros perity of the country was due entirely to the Republican party, and calling on all who desired good times andi lively busi ness to vote for the Republican candidate. ImmedHately after this was done a mo tion was made assessing each delegate $1 for the expenses of the convention, andi up bounced the very man who had 1 written the resolutions on prosperity and protested. 'Mr. Chairman,' he said, 'I protest against the assessment being $1. Times are too hard; there are many of us who haven't got a dollar. Half a dollar would be plenty high enough. Make the assessment half a dollar and we will pay It, but the dollar we cannot stand.' " © © © "I see that Blinker Murphy says that Johnny Wray Is wearing one of my shirts at Sacramento; one John W. Mitchell: that 18 welt 'I™* up,' he puts it. That Is all right. I am very busy with my saw nowadays, and my woodi pile Is growing rapidly. When I finish my Job of sawing wood there may be a difference of circum stances, circumstances having changed." © o © "Fiesta? Why, yes, it would seem to be a good time to start up for the biggest and best we have ever Charlie Walton: hacl ' T he affairs ot the last one are al most closed' up, and' I am ready to quit. Be secretary again? Not for J4O a minute, thank you. No, sir; I want some other fellow to have the honor and glory. I'm not selfish about it." Judging Shafter It Is a singular fact that of all the cor respondents with the army not one of stand ing appears to have a good word to say for Shafter. either In his work as a general or In his personal attitude toward those with whom he was connected. This may be ob jected to as indicating a personal grudge, but the fact that these opinions have been corroborated from other sources and, fur ther, that they have been wisely withheld until the proper time for producing them, puts the disclosures in the light of evidence from trained and responsible observers. Certainly, unless very authoritative testi mony can be produced In rebuttal, these statements of men whose only Interest lies In reporting facts as they are, will have con trolling weight In the final judgment.— Pittsburg Dispatch. A Fighting Parson Before Santiago Chaplain Brown of Ari zona was seen to seize the carbine of a wounded trooper as the flght began to grow tierce and work his way to the front of the fighting line. Col. Roosevelt remonstrated. "According to the articles of war, chap lain," he said, "you are not allowed to han dle firearms." "D— the articles of war!" came the quick response. "Here's where I'm needed now." And there he stayed.— Citing Authorities Young Moßeby: Wut time does you t'ink Is de bes' to get chicklings. Uncle MEse; ain't de bes' lime Jlst after midnight? Uncle Mose (an expert fancier)— Why, nn, chile; don't you know de poet men say ln de almanacs dat "De darkey's hour Is Jest before de dawn?"— Lite. Homes for Our Veterans General M. N. Curtis, inspector general of National Soldiers' Homes, says the max imum population of the soldiers' homes of the country Is about 26,000, and It will ln crease for several years probably, rather than decline, perhaps reaching the highest figure five years later. There are eight na tional homes and twenty-nine state homes. The national homes vary from 2000 to 6000 in population.—New York Journal. Bismarck Was Rebuked At a cour. ball ln Berlin one of the queens of society, wife of a foreign diplomatist, was the object of Count Bismarck's atten tions and many observed that her beauty had produced a great impression on the famous statesman. The count, with that audacity of conquest which was his especial characteristic, extended his hand to pluck, without leave, a flower from the splendid bouquet which the lady oarrled. She rapped his knuckles with her fan, saying, "Par don, Monsieur le Compte, but that flower is not a German state; you must ask for It."—Pall Mall Gazette. Men and Guns Hiram Maxim predicts that the war with Spain will cause few changes In our guns, and his judgment will be much es teemed. But there are some who think , that though the war may not affect the American gun, It will change the man be hind It and make him aggressive and grasp ing. Not a bit of it! Three months hence the man behind the gun will be once more the man behind the work-bench or the counter.—Philadelphia Record. Keep the Boss Out of Manila If ever the Filipinos shall fall under the sway of the American boss, Lord help the Filipinos! Here, where every man is the equal of every other man, and where every man is his own sovereign and may do as he pleases as long as he pleases to do right, the boss has made himself a terror and a nightmare. In Manila he would be a ty phoon or an earthquake.—Philadelphia Record. No Possible Danger Teacher—l hear your mother has scarlet fever. You must not come to school until she Is well, as you might get the diisease and give It to the other children. Tommy—Oh, you needn't worry, teacher. She Is my stepmother, and has never yet given me anything.—Fliegende Blaetter. Made Him Nervous First Boarder—l'll bet the new arrival Ig or has been an actor. Second Boarder—What makes you think; so? First Boarder—Haven't you noticed ths way he ducks his head when asked If ha will have an egg?— Judge. A Merited Rebuke The failure of the late President Garfield's son to get a congressional nomination la Ohio as a Hanna candidate is considered a merited rebuke for the young man for get ting Into bad company.—Albany Argus. Incorrect Weight A woman of less than five feet seven has no business to weigh 160 pounds, as many do who pride themselves greatly upon their figures.—New York Journal, Just the Thing Perhaps Lieut. Hobson and Miss Arnold would be willing to pose for a biograph pic ture of the now famous osculation.—Lewis ton (Me.) Journal. The Retort Courteous "I suppose," said Mr. Meekton's wife, "that you attach a great deal of importance to yourself?" A WAR ECHO Wake up early, chlllun! Days is long an' bright; Sun Is workln' overtime To give us lots of light. So'jers Is a flghtln' An' we mustn't stop to play, Ev'ry minute's precious, 'Case we got dat tax to pay. Bees Is makln' honey An" de hoss he pull de plowf De corn's a-ralsln' tassels Jes' as fast as it knows how; De pigs Is eatln' faster , An' de hens Is cacklln' gay, Aln' no time foh loafin', 'Case we got dat tax to pay. Washington Evening Star. SUMMER RESORTS Write for circulars and full Information aa to special advantages, rates, manner of reaching, etc.. meirtjoning_The Herald. Magnetic Springs^ GLENWOOD, CAL Mountain House; heart of the Santa Cms mountains; hot and cold magnetic baths free; cottages for families; stage meets g:l5. train from San Francisco Terms to suit every health-seeking person. Parttco lars ot L. V. FERHACS, Qlenwood, Cat.