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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
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 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.
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
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
celved by this empty form and cere
mony—not even the delegates them
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
"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
"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.)
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5 reason did not, at some time' or other, abdicate its throne. The managers of J
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"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
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;
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?"
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.
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