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FOR A FAIR FIGHT Our evening contemporary, the Ex press, is quite gracious in referring to the ticket placed in nomination by the allied parties at Santa Monica. We quote briefly from an editorial of yester day: It Is only fair, however, to give the three-ply convention credit for what good work It has done. Disreputable characters have been kept off the ticket, and the purpose which lay back of most of the nominations was a plainly honest one, to provide the best available mate rial for the offices to be tilled. If Mr. Hanley should by any chance be elected sheriff, he will give the county a good administration, having served the peo ple with credit as a supervisor. Frank Cooper for clerk, J. C. Newton for treas urer, and Wm. Mead for the assembly are good nominations, and it ls almost a pity that such excellent men must of necessity be laid away to make room for better in* the persons of Bell. Jones and Meredith. There are other good spots ln the ticket—and some very weak spots. To secure from the opposition press such a creditable expression, of regard ls something r.ew In Los Angeles poli tics. Never mind about "swapping compliments." The Herald said as much, in a good-natured way, of the Re publican ticket, but it was not angling for return compliments in so doing. Any paper that has a good cause can af ford to be candid and fair in the treat ment of Its adversary; any paper that feels impelled to resort to bluster and wholesale denunciation gives away its case at the very beginning. The Ameri can people, we think, are becoming tired of political braggadocio, and they are also aweary of personal abuse and vitu peration as ordinarily Introduced In a campaigns What they want to decide is the issue between the two or more parties that oppose each other. The personality of the candidates cuts a figure only as their honesty and capability is consid ered. Now let us hope that we can buckle Into the present fight without an undue amount of mud-slinging, and consider that questions of public policy, local, state and national, are the matters of chief importance to be decided. On Such an Issue we are r.ot afraid thnt the Democratic candidates, either on the Btate or county ticket, are in any dan ger of being "laid away." Our only de elre was to clear the road of "slcp buckets" and such other Impedimenta. PARTY REORGANIZATION Change Is universal in nature, and lt takes place In the political world as well as elsewhere. Political parties since the government was formed have frequently been disintegrated and reorganized. Men change their opinions, and conse quently party affiliations. New issu»s are constantly arising, and thosa who have thought alike on past questions find themselves in disagreement upon new ones. Hence they separate and affiliate with different parties. There are other causes, some being trivial, of changes ln party organizations, Protracted success and continuance in power are apt to produce deteriora tion of the character of a party. Men of no decided convictior.3 are prone to ally themselves with the strong sicle. Men who are controlled by sinister mo tives attach themselves to the party whose prospect of success seems to be the best, and they exert themselves to shape its policies to promote their in terests. Bosses and machines are almost never found ln weak or unsuccessful parties, but they Infest a party which is strong, and whose career has been one of victory. The tendency tn absorption of power, to centralization, te, favor classes and aristocratic principles, has bee it shown by every party that has beer dominant for a long time. Every new party that has grown strung enough to dominate the country was organized to promote reform and broaden popular rule, and all of them have at some time failed in fidelity to the principle on which they were brought into existence. Such fail ure has been the- precursor of defeat, nnd In several instances of absolute dissolu tion and disappearance. Three several parties, powerful in their day, and which were able to dominate the country, passed out of existence ar.d are now known only in history. The Republican party, which was or ganized to combat th" slave power, after overthrowing it, drifted into the control of a power more inexorable and dangerous to the common welfare than It was possible for slavery to he, be cause more ramllltd in its influences, and more Insidious ln Its strategy. The Republican party of today ls allied to trusts and monopoly and manipulated ir? their Interest by bosses-and machines, whose energies are stimulated by plenti ful campaign funds*. Thoughtful and conscientious men are demanding reform, and it Is a matter of no consequence to them from what source it may come. Dissatisfaction with existing conditions has been grow ing for a series of years, and it will become more widespread and Intense as time proceeds, unless something ls done to Improve those conditions. Demo crats and Republicans have broken away from their respective parties' and have gone Into new ones. At a day not dis tant they will unite In-a common party and upon a common platform of prin ciples. Unless old parties take ground favorable to progress and ameliorative of the conditions l of the masses', defec tions will continue until one or the other disappears. No political party can be successful and stand still; certainly It cannot be if it turn Its face to the rear. The success of every party has been but ephemeral when tt has failed to discover the trend of public sentiment, nnd to keep abreast with the spirit of progress. No party can long endure which does not deal Intel ligently and bravely with emergencies ns they are created by events-. Reorganisation of parties has already reached the fusion state in California and elsewhere. This is a step toward the consolidation of all the elements which are In- substantial accord upon the great Issues of the day. Ultimately, and not Car In the future, there Will be but two parties, and the battle over the question whether class or general inter ests shall bet regarded Will be fought by them. That the Republican party will take the side of class intere-ts ls beyond per adventure; it is already in meshes from which it cannot escape. What will be the other party to the contest, the Democratic or a new party? This question can be settled by the Democratic party ln Its next national convention. It holds Its destiny in its own hands. It took a long step for ward In- 1596. and if it take no backward step lt will draw toiit*stancVard 3,11 the essential elements of reform in the country, and will be in a position, to wage a successful contest with its oppo nent. If the Democratic party in 1900 shows a tendency to weaken on any of Its Issues already adopted it may call back some of those who supported the independent ticket and who voted for McKinley, but It will drive away ten fold more than will be gained. A step backward will not draw recruits from the Republican party. The monopolistic and bourbon elements of the Democratic party will go over to the Republican party in any event. We greatly misjudge if th? next na tional Democratic convention do»s not Indicate by its action that it compre hends the mission of true democracy. PHILIPPINE BUSINESS LOOK No sentimental consideration enters into our relation-ship with the Filipinos. All the sentiment involved in the. war eemtered in Cuba, where we under took to free a h-lpless neighboring people from brutal tyranny. Our posi tion relative to the Philippine islands Is a mere incident of the purpose fc-r which we initiated the war with Spain. A ma jority of the people of the United States knew nothing about that archipelago on the other side of the earth, save In dim recollection of the sch-ol geography. They would be no wiser now but for the chance finding by Commodore Dewey of the Spanish fleet in the bay of Manila. Therefore, ln any consideration of the proper thing fnr the United States to do, relative to the Philippines, the busi ness aspect of the matter must alone be regarded, We are tinder no more obliga tion to undertake th° job of civilizing t°n million Filipinos than we are to tackle a like task in the heart of Africa. Our sympathy naturally reached out to the struggling Cubans, almost within Fight of our own shores, but it is asking too much for us to stretch our sympathy half way around th'r earth for the sake of embracing a horde of savages. In looking at the Philippine proposi tion in a business way we should take tho same precaution that a prudent in dividual would take In considering an investment. What is the property worth, what income is derivable and what Is the probable expense account? Is the prospect so promising that we are confident the investment would be safe, or is there sufficient element of doubt to make us chary about closing the bar gain? We know what our business with the Philippines is worth now. How far it might be profitably expanded it would be idle to guess. During the last iiscal year, ending June 80th, our exports to the Philippines amounted to 5;i4.f,97 in value. Our imports for the same- period reached $4,35:t,740. It will be seen that, as a press nt market tor American ware s, the islands cannot be called specially inviting. Tlx- Filipinos do not need to buy what they eat, fur nature furnishes gratuitously pearly everything for their simple- needs. In the matter of clothing they art- equally Independent and happy- Hut whf n it comes to the cost of hold- Ir.tr the group as any sort of an append age to the United States we fortunately have data approximately reliable. The w;,r department has lately announced that tin army of 20,000, minimum, will be required at Manila. To what extent lt will be necessary to enlarge this force, in case nf our permanent occupanoy of the whole group, can only be con jectured. According to the Spanish esti mate nn army of 50,000 would be re qulred. The yearly pay of a soldier ls about $200. A recent statement puts the aver age cost of his subsistence at $,100. "At $500 each lt would, therefore, cost $10, 000,000 yearly «■» the pay and subsist ence of an army of minimum strength, to say nothing of the other vast expendi tures incidental to military occupation. As a business speculation the Philip pine deal does not look alluring. It might turn out better than appearances Indicate, and the reverse ls at least pos sible. Beyond what we need In the way of commercial adA antages and naval privileges in the neighborhood of Manila, there ls nothlner that would commend itself to a business man of average pru dence. EXPANSION OF SPOILS The sudden closing of the war was a terrible shock to the nervous systems of many Republican patriots. They are of the class whose business is the con version of political influence Into coini or Its equivalent in bank notes. These politicians, with Influence to market, are now ln a state of enforced desuetude. Their appetite for spoils was whetted to razor sharpness by the opportunities offered for putting their Influence where It would do the most good. The developments that have thus far leaked out In relation to the purchase of transports give some Idea of the rich harvest which they were reaping, with a steam harvester. It is not presumable that the Repub lican patriots, with their Inviting stock of intluence, will long be embarrassed by lack of opportunity. Political in tluence ln the era of an administration that is confessedly "faithful to its friends," Is something upon which the holder can usually realize without muett effort. The fortunate owner and skill ful manipulator of such stock In trade, with the facilities kindly offered at Washington, has something of value almost ns readily convertible as gov ernment bonds. Just now the effect of this influence is not apparent. There may be something doing, ln a business way. growing out of the sale of the samy transports that panned out so richly for influential par ties when they were purchased. The new colonMeS offer a limited field for the expansion of the spoils system, however, and r.,0 doubt it will be worked for all it is worth. The patriots would have us keep every one of the one thousand four hundred Philippine Islands and establish a complete United States territorial out fit on each. Also annex Culm ar.d plaster it from end to end with a system of gov ernment that would make places for some thousands of hungry ofiice seek ers. That is a glimpse at a class of political leeches that cling to this ad ministration, whose head is compli mented by the Republican state plat form ot California, because "he" has re membered the claims of his friends." ON VERMONT'S GRANITE WALLS Vermont is an Intensely Republican state. It is usually but an empty pro cedure for the Democracy to contest an election in that g. o. p. stronghold among th' Blue mountains. Some two weeks ago, however, a significant politi cal fact was demonstrated in Vermont — a fact that sends a prophetic shiver along the whole line of the party In power. The Republican plurality which, two years ago, was 35.000, at the election referred to fell to less than 24.000. A loss of 14.000 votes In two years, In such a thick-and-thin Republican state as Vermont, looks like the premonitory symptom of a Democratic victory there in November next. At any rate the re sult is full erf cheerful augury for the party of the people In contradistinction to the party of the trusts and syndi cates. "For a quarter of a century," says the Outlook, "the result of the August elec tion In Vermont has been followed by similar results ln the nation at large in November." This may be considered but a mere superstition, but it has back of lt historic data. Ar.d practical politi cians are taking ne'te of it as one pre-g --rant negative at least of the oft-boasted assertion' that "this ls a Republican year." Republicans attribute the falling oft Just mentioned to the stay-at-home vote. Even if this be- the cause the question arises, "Why were the voters of Vermont so apathetic and so Indiffer ent?" There was the administration on the anxious sea-t. expecting Its war policy and Imperialistic vagaries generally to be endorsed, Indirectly, of course, by a rousing party vote at the state election in a traditional Republican state, that for twenty-five years has set the pace at elections fur the nation at large. Why cast gloom Into the White House? Why give comfort, if not aid, to th- oppnsing Democracy even ln the gulst of a resulting superstition, casting the shadow of coming events at the Novem ber elections? Surely, when the Ver mont vote grows cold and Indifferent, and stays at home when lt ought to have gone to the polls, the money-lords and corporate princes of g. o. p. may be excused for experiencing something akin to the sensation <-f that famous prince of the. house of Babylon when the prophet Daniel expounded to him the meaning of the- mysterious handwrit ing upon the wall. REPUBLICANS SILVERWARD It Is probably r/ot extravagant for the Silver Republicans to claim, ad they dq In their county platform, "the recent ac cesslon e,f thousands of Republican voters of California who have been forcf d out of that party by the bold stand it has taken' this year in open advocacy of the gold standard, railroad corpora tions, trusts und other powerful mon eyed institutions." There ls reason to believe that there is a decided tendency toward silver on the part of regular Republicans, and this tendency may be a factor in tihe shrinkage of the Re publican vote in Vermomt und Maine. The extent of that shrinkage frdm whatever cause, is so great that lt has alarmed the leaders of the party, who begin to £cc visions of what they call LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1898 a "Bryanlsed house of representatives." We have had recently presented in. The Herald tho opinions of two prominent New York newspapers, pointing out this alleged danger. That the alarm Is not confined to New York Is shown by the following extract from a Philadelphia Republican n'-wspaper, the Telegraph: The Republican majority In the pres ent congress is about fifty, and the loss of thirty districts throughout the coun try would completely obliterate, lt. Pennsylvania's share of tha lossexs nec essary to bring about this result Is but four districts, nnd In the Eighth, Sev enteenth. Twenty-sixth and Twenty eighth districts the Republican plurali ties two years ago were less than 1300. The above estimate ls based on the Republican loss In the New England states. A like percentage of loss In other states, as Indicated by the Tele graph, would cause that party to lose the house. Between the recalcitrant Democrats returning to the old fold, and the old Republicans going over to the silver side, there Is good reason for anx iety among the leaders. The conductors and brakemen nt Pitts burg have made* ai demand whloht if successful, may be widely Imitated. The work tiny of railways centering In that city ls twelve hours. The men want to reduce the time to ten hours without any diminution of wages. From the standpoint of the rallroaels this is prac tically a demand fv>r an advance in wages. The Pittsburg men claim that there ls unjust discrimination against them as compared with railway em ployes in some other places. The selection of a California student for work required by the British Museum Is both novel and highly complimentary. A Stanford university man has been commissioned by the greatest of all in stitutions of its kind to make a zoologi cal ce>llecting tour in South America. California would be pleased to have Britannia draw on her for further help when she has need of specially bright young men. That was an Interesting call that some roughriders made on President Mc- Kinley. The boys said they were ready to tackle a fight again, but next time "we want our colonel to raise a brig ade instead of a regiment." Colonel Roosevelt Is at present engaged in New- York raising something too hot for brigade purposes'. The Arizona deputy sheriff takes no unnecessary risk em his valuable life. From Tucson we learn that one recently shot a Mexican in an exchange of gun compliments. The Mexican fell from his horse dead, but the account says the sheriff "did root approach him imme diately for fear that the Mexican was only shamming." It i 9 about an even thing between the two big republics in tbe matter of high official scandal. The Dreyfus case has wider ramifications than the Alger case, as appears Just now; but when the probe reaches the bottom our scandal may prove to be quite as disgraceful as that which is agitating France. A woman dying for lack of medical treatment, while fanatics are wrestling with prayer treatment, is a spectacle that should not be permitted in Los An geles. Allow the widest possible lati tude to religion, but fanatical homicide should not be tolerated. The Express says that James G. Ma guire, as is well known, was a vigorous opponent of the war with Spain, up to the time that hostilities were declared, at least." Another opponent of the war, up to the latest possible moment, was President McKinley. There is usually a vast amount of talk about the building of a new railroad, before the graders and track layers ap pear. As the Salt Lake railway has beet, talked about to the limit it may be thnt something more substantial ls approach ing. The Southern Pacific has no road to San Diego; hence the pleasing announce- ment that all the railroads leading Into San Diego have arranged reduced rates for people who wish to listen to the con vincing arguments of James G. Maguire. The yellow fever scare In the south has let] to a quarantine In New Orleans, which ha 6 tied up the Southern Pacific and Texas Pacific railways. Serious spread of the disease, however , Isnot ap prehended. A Manila dispatch says "lt seems more than probable that the rebels under Aguinaido will soon have seized all the southern Islands of the group." Well, a man has a right to seize his own home. James G. Maguire Is leading the way throughout .Southern California. Henry T. Gage is following him. It will be the same way when the votes are counted next November. REPUBLICAN BROTHERHOOD The brethren of the g. o. p., The gallant men and true, Who fight with the mouth from north to south And the ground with language strew, I slngn little song to them. The warriors true and tried. Whose words are hot as a Dewey shot Antl whose thoughts are stewed or fried. The brethren of the g. o. p. Who love each other well. Though the things they say might breed dismay In the denizens of—"Tell Me ye winged winds that roar" If somewhere you have found Love epilte as hot as theirs—flreat Scott! On the topside of the ground. The brethren of the g. o. p., The Gusty Oral Push, They tight w§th the mouth from north to south, In city, hills.or bush. Imh Angele-s has hoard their ronr, And San Francisco, too. And the names they've hurled might faze the world— But let the cauldron stew, —A. J. Waterhotise In the San Francisco Examiner. Speaking Whereof He Knows John Wanamuker describes the Repub lican record In the government of Penn sylvania as something awful.—Blngfiamp ton, N. V., Leader. Production and Exchange A German philosopher, Frederick En gels, speaking of the present gigantic Im provements ln machinery used in all lines to lesson the cost of production, says: "Tire mode of production rebels against the mode of exchange." To the most careless observer It must be apparent that the Im provements in the method of exchange, If any, have not kept pace with the Improved methods of production. In former times, when most of the work was done by hand and by a lagre number, the greatest suffering of the masses oc curred when there was the gnatest scarcity of product. Now, however, it seems that the greatest distress, suffering and pov erty occurs when we have the greatest abundance, when commerce Is blocked, When the markets are most overstocked.and nothing ls good collateral and cash be comes scarce or stringent. To regulate our system of exchange, of distribution equitably and so as Ho make tt work In harmony with the Improved sys tem of production ls the great Industrial, economic and social problem of the hour. It Is a problem which demands solution at an early date; otherwise that distress and suffering must continue to grow more acute and' end ln disaster, perhaps revolu tion. One of the solutions sugested by those who handle products snd hy thoso who have money tn quantity ls to have at S basts for all circulation, gold, nothing hut geld. The contention ts by such thinkers that thus the people would have a sound money, honest dollars, and so ln exchange would receive for products, If not so much, safer equivalents of larger purchasing power. Tire proposed plan of solution has bean tried, and yet for the producing class we find no Improvement. Prosperity seems only to have visited those who have much. To those who have little or nothing lt Is yet a stranger. The oonKestlon le not relieved permittverotly, in. deed, not lessened, except from the fail ure of wheat crops in Kurope and South America. When again crops abound, W\ for eign lands and our own harvest Is Abundant wo may reasonably expect under the gold standard policy a greater decrlne ln prices than would occur under bimetallism, for the reason that gold, having by the in creased demand upon lt, become compara tively more valuable, lt would require more product to get a given number of ounces of It. The shortening, contracting the volume of money by the disuse of on* of the precious metals—silver—as a money of ul timate payment, by depriving lt of its debt paying power, has sharpened the rebellion of the mode of production against the made of exchange: has given greater advam'tagcs In the struggle to those who hold the only debt-paying commodity — gold — against those who have only thioir product or mus cle. The fact that the purchasing power of the gold obtained" ln exchange for product or labor ls greater does not seem to help the "house of want." The power obtained by those who have ln hnnd or under con trol the mwllum of exchange Is exercised economically by the creation of truets and syndicates to increase the earning power of gold Invested, to fix prices, not only for which men* shall work, but to fix prices which they shall pay for what by thetrown labor they produce. The stringency now so keenly felt by producers a: 1 ir.d"usrtrials of all kinds has been tempered somewhat, not only by the Increased price obtained for products due to the shortage in Europe, but by the in creased output of gold and the increased waste and absorption due to the war with Spain. The Increased output of gold', however, hns not kept and cannot keep pace with the constantly Increasing demand f - it under the. gold standard. The war Is tioW ended. The waste itnist be paid '.or. Th- faot that nearly all men who think, take comfort and congratulate themselves upon the in creasing output of gold, Is significant and •ends at least to show that It is desirable •o have made up the deficit In volume of primary money caused by the disuse of sli ver. The hope entertained two years ago that Mme-talllsro would he secured by Interna tcc-.al agreement ha* been dispelled. The pledges made by our Repuhllcnn. friends to promote bimetallism by International agree ment, though doubtless honestly made, have not been and cannot be fulfilled. The Interests of the great producing ami laboring masses ln this country demand, with as much emphasis today as they die", two years ago that silver be admitted to free coinage. Thnse Interests demand that the mode of exchange be made to harmonize with the mode of production. W, E. SHEPHERD. Ventura, Cal., Sept. 20, IS9B. "Mr. Dooley" and Mr. Dunne The author of the Intensely funny "Doo ley" papers that are being copied by the New York Journal, World and Sun as fast as they appear In the Chicago Evening Journal, is one Peter Dunne, a western Journalist of repute, whose habitual cast of countenance ls funereal as that of most humorists. It Is a fact worth knowing that "Mr. Dooley" has his living counterpart ir. one James McGarry, a venerable and port ly Chicago tavern keeper, whose face and accent are things of exquisite Celtic beauty, and who. since the immortalizing of his racial peculiarities by Mr. Dunne, has vowed that he will drown that writer on sight with a seltzer siphon. As the young man does not drink, he ls ln no Immediate danger. Mr. Dunne himself tells a story of his metropolitan experience that ls both amus ing and Instructive. While in New York recently on a brief vacation he became Impressed with the advantages of the city and was minded to stay thiere. By way of a porfess'iontal experiment he dashed off a "Dooley" s.ketch and submitted it to one of the great dallies. It appeared promptly on the editorla.l page and the young man from Chicago began to feel his oats. A day or two later he met one of the sages of Park Row. "1.0, Pete!" quoth the sage, heartily, "glade to see you. Didn't know you were here. Say, I want to warn you of something. There's some darned Chief on •he trying to Imitate your 'Dooley' sketches. One of 'em was printed day be fore yesterday." "Indeed," responded the outraged au thor of the original "Dooley," "what sort of an imitation was lt?" "Rotten," declared the sage promptly, "simply rotten. Not a bit like you," and he strolled away blithely. "So." confessed Dunne afterwards, "I thought that If I could only imitate my self—an* poorly at that—ln New York, the west was the best place for me." And back to Chicago he went. The newspapers that regularly copy "Mr. Dooley" give due credit for the master pieces to the Chicago Evening Journal, but never to Peter Dunne. Perffoaps that ls why he looks so sad.—Criterion. Good School Suits ( . . At Popular Prices . . The prices at which we are selling Boys' School | Suits make it possible for every boy to make a 1 food appearance at school. We have the best § assortment of the medium-priced goods in town, i You and the boy are invited to come and exam- 1 me them whether you are ready to buy or not I $2 50 to $6.00 | Mullen, Bluett G Co. | gTEEL BAINGEB CONSUMPTION CURED 0 » Zi?AlT°" Frlvsts Sanitarium. Keport of cases Mat fire*. 4Wi Booth Spring it., Lot Aug sit)*, Osi. Who Commanded at Santiago The following general order, military men Ray, settles all controversy as to who was In command of the army at Santiago. Gen. Miles arrived at the front on July 12, and between that day und the 16th the terms of the surrender of Santiago were settled. The date, pace und signature of the order are Important. HEADQUARTERS OK THE ARMY. HIBONEY, Cuba, July Hi, 1898. Oeneral Field Orders, No. 1: The gratlfymg success of the American arms at Santiago de Cuba and some fea tures of a professional chnrßcter, both important and instructive are hereby an nounced to the army. The declaration of war found our coun try with a small army scattered over a vast territory. The troops composing this army w« re speedily mobilised at Tampa. Fla. Before it wns possible to properly equip a volunteer force strong appeals for aid came from the navy, which had in closed ln the harbor of Santiago de Cuba un important part of the Spanish Ueet. At that time the only efficient lighting force available was the I'nited States army, and in order to organize a command of sufficient strength the cavalry had to tie sent dismounted to Snntiugo de Cuba, with tho infantry and artillery. The expe dition thus formed was placed under com mand of Major General Shafter. Notwithstanding the limited time to equip and organize an expedition of this character there was never displayed a nobler spirit of patriotism ami fortitude on the part of officers and men going forth to maintain the honor of their country. After encountering the vicissitudes of nn ocean voyage, they were oblige*! to dis embark on a foreign shore and' Immedi ately engage in nn aggressive campaign. I'nder drenching storms. Intense and pros tt.Uing heat, within a fever-afflicted dis trict, with llttlo comfort or rest either hy day or night, they pursued their purpose of rirdlng and conquering the enemy. Even when their own generals In several were temporarily disabled the troops fought on with the same heroic spirit until success was finally achieved. While en during the hardships and privations of suon a onmpalgn, the troops generously shared their scanty food with the 5000 Cu ban patriots In arms a-nrt the suffering peo ple who had tied from the besieged city. With the twenty-four regiments and four batteries, the flower of tho I'nited States army, were also three volunteer regiments. Where all did so well lt ls Im pesFllile hy special mention to do Justice to those who bore a conspicuous part. But nf certain unusual feature-s mention can not be omitted, namely, the cavalry, dis mounted, fighting and storming works as Infantry! a regiment of colored troops which, having shared equally In the hern ism as well as tho sacrifices, is now volun tarily engaged In nursing yellow fever patients and burying the dead. By command of Major General Miles. J. C. GII.MORE, Brigadier General, U. S. V. A true copy. J. H. DORST, A. A. G. SCIP CRAIG AT DENVER He Tells the Visiting Editors a Cali- fornia Story "It must havo boon twenty years ago, yes, fully twenty, since I had my first ex perience with a mnn who came lo argue with the editor," said jolly, red-whiskered Bclplo Craig of the Redlandl, Cal., Cltro gra.ph. "I was running a little paper in the northern part of California and I was young and husky anil full of the idea that I was about as good an all-round scrapper as anybody as I was likely to meet. In tbe town In which I labored editorially, lived a young lawyer, a regular athlete, and lt always seemed to me that he was Just p*tr- Ishlng to have a little game of fisticuffs with me, and while I was In no wise loath to give him a ehnnce, lt was a long time before an opportunity came. It did come at Inst, however, and lt came most unex f»eotedly to me. "You st'e, the ladles had got up a city Improvement society and went about ad vocating cleanliness and neatness about everything pertaining to the home. The society worked much good, but there was one man who paid no hoed to the requests made and allowed his dooryard to grow up with weeds and long, untrimmed grnss. The ladles remonstrated with him hut lt did no good. Finally they came to me nnd told me thnt a citizen had utterly refused to fall Into line ln the matter and urged me to touch him up a little. I found that the elerelict was he whom I had long sus pected of aching for an encounter with me. But this did not deter mo nnd I followed directions nnd touched him up; not by name; but so pointedly that he could not mistake my meaning. Next morning he) was down to see me bright and early. " 'Did you write that?' he asked, holding the paper up before me and pointing out the article. "I modestly admitted that I was the aiithotr of the item. " 'And do you know what you are?' "I replied that I hoped I was a Christian gentleman. " 'Well, my Christian gentleman,' said he, 'just prepare yourself for further re i generation,' and with that he made at me." j Hero Mr. Craig abruptly stopped and com menced humming a gentle tune. ! "And what did you do?" Inquired a list ener. I "I did nothing at all but Just pick up a I side stick antl wear it out on him." "And did he strike back?" "He hasn't done lt yet He was 111 some but afterwnrd he got all right again, but I don't think he will ever strike me." "Why not?" "Well, you see," said Mr. Craig, in that dellliernte fashion of his, "he's dead, and has been so for eleven years, and I think If he Intended to come at me again he would have done lt some time ago."—Denver Post STORIES OF THE DAY Monsieur Cambon M. Cambon is new at the American diplomat business, according to the De troit Journal. M. I'aternotre mad* the mistake of marrying a pretty American girl without asking the permission of his government. He was promptly called home and sent to Madrid. M. Cambon came. He is a poky gentleman of something more than 50. He goes to the White House wearing a frock coat and a straw hat, both having been worn many times before. M. Cambon. comes along with about the gait and deliberation of a prosperous farmer coming out to look to see If the boys are_ tnktng the proper care of the stock. He does not speak English, and the president does not speak French. He ls always ac companied by one of his secretaries, M. Thlebaut. He is a nice, dapper little fellow with a dainty smile and the tnannet of being honored and gratified every time he possibly can think of mentioning It, and the air of being charmed because he im agines that all things are specially done for him. He would gratefully smile at the rising sun, acknowledging a personal hon or. No matter what impossible favor is asked of M. Thlebaut, he Is Irresistible in saying that he would be charmed and de lighted If he could only accommodate you, hut he never makes the mistake of regret ting his Inability to do the thing, because he cannot. M. Thlebaut may not be very' important in these peace negotiations, but he certainly ls nice to have. Lincoln Paid the Note One afternoon Mr. Lincoln was walklnj leisurely through Lafayette square, when he noticed a young man who was uslnsr sulphurous language in a manner calcu lated to alarm the natives, says the New York Sun. Mr. Lincoln stopped the young man and asked him what the trouble was. Not knowing Mr. Lincoln, the young fellow said that a blankety-blank clerk in the treasury department had had him trot ting there for months to collect a small note and he couldn't get a blankety-blank cent out of him. "That Is pretty bad," said Mr. Lincoln, "but I'll tell you what I will do). If jots will promise me to give up using profane words I will guarantee to collect the note for you." After a little further talk the proposition was agreed to. The young man produced the note and handed It to Mr. Lincoln, who wrote on the back, "A. Lincoln." When it was given back to the collector nnd his eyes fell on the name lne unconsciously mumbled, "Well, I'll be damned," then quickly apologized to the president, wfco shook his hand, cautioned him to remem ber the compact, and then resumed his afternoon stroll. It Is needless to say that the note was promptly liquidated when neat pre sented. He Asked for Bread The atmosphere of a court was not agreeable to Mr. Gladstone. Lord Bea consfield adapted himself to it with the ease and grace that come of studied care and natural fitness. In the last year of his life he said to Mr. Matthew Arnold, ln a strange burst of confidence which showed how completely he realized that his fall from power was final: "You have heard me accused of being a flatterer. It ls true. I am a flatterer. I have found Id useful. Every one likes flattery, and when you come to royalty, you should lay it on with a trowel." As a courtier Lord Ileaconstleld excelled. Once, sitting at a dinner by the Princess of Wales, he was trying to cut a hard dinner roll. The knife slipped and cut his finger, which the prin cess, with her natural grace, Instantly wrapped up ln her handkerchief. The old statesman gave a dramatio groan and ex claimed: "1 asked for bread and they gave me a stone; but 1 had a princess to bind my wound." IN THE PUBLIC EYE Somebody ln Texas has suggested thai the Sunday school children of the state contribute five cents each to purchase a sword and a Bible for presentation to Cap tain John W. Philip of the battleship Texas. John Caton, a civil war veteran of Rut lard, Vt., enlisted under the call for troops for the Spanish war, and soon after his pension of J6 a month was stopped. Some of his friends are now raising a great row about this. The descendants of Samuel Packard have Just celebrated the two hundred and six tieth anniversary of his Immigration to this country. He settled in Hlnghamj Mass., ln M3B, and there are now TOO de scendants in his family. Wong Foy, a Chinese merchant In Wel lington. New Zealund, who recently failed, made the following statement of his con dition: "I see my troubles endless to come. I can't get my money to pay. I am help less. During last three years over thirty six creditors support my business. During last two months not a one let me have a penny on tick. Fish can never live ln a dry pond without water. Engine can't move along well without supply of coal. Boy can't fly his kite without tail on It. House keeper pour out all tea to the cup (no re filled water, how she give you more tea you require? All empty out Just the way like my business."