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General Manager of The Herald • • Publishing- Company, being first duly sworn, deposes ar.d • • says: That the average daily circulation of the Los An- • • les Herald for the six months evilr.g Sept. SO. IS9S, was • • Daily Herald S.C4S • • Sunday Herald 10.143 • • WILLIAM A. SPALDING. • • Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of Oc- • • tober. ISHB. G. A. DOBINSON. c • (Seal.) Notary Public in and for the county of • • Los Angeles, s/.ate of California. • SATURDAY,\o VKM HE n in. 1808, In speaking of the "new charter" we simply use a phrase that is handy for distinction. It would probably be more accu rate to Call it a revised and improved char- THE CHARTER AND THE CITY'S GHOWTH city. It is also made consonant with, advanced methods of municipal government. The charter of a city, like the trousers of a boy, becomes a misfit in proportion to growth. Los Angeles has outgrown the old charter. While there is good stuff in the old one. it is evident that some radical changes are necessary in order to keep pace with improved municipal methods that have proved satisfactory in other cities. It should be remembered, by persons inclined to criticise. that a perfect city charter is one of the things that has never yet been devised, so far as municipal history informs us. A per fect state constitution never was framed. The United States 'Constitution, short, simple and presumably perfect, at the time, ■was embodied in several articles. Fifteen more articles have been added in amendments, and the original warp and woof now -appear less conspicuous than the patches. And so with the . charter of i.os Angeles. When the city was in swaddling clothes the municipal fathers of that day doubtless thought, they bad wrought a perfect work when they formulated the original -charter. When changed conditions made modifications of the initial plan necessary, no doubt it was thought, in every case, that the best attainable charter was secured. And now we arc only aiming todo what experience tells us is imperative, to adapt the governmental plan of I.os Angeles to lines dictated by en lightened experience. With all the effort made by our able ami conscientious board of freeholders, it is not pretended that the so-called new charter is perfect. The very men who made it disclaim any such credit. Some features of it have already been criticised and certain short comings have been recognized and admitted. Hut in no instance that has reached our notice has substantial criticism appeared in relation to vital principles of the charter. There is no ground for fault with any of its essential elements. A careful comparison of the proposed charter with the exist ing one will convince any intelligent person that the new plan, n* a whole, is immeasurably preferable to the old one. It will be noticed also in the comparison that no important chance is proposed that is amenable to criticism. Whatever material change has been made is in the line of progress and municipal enlightenment, and is justified by practical trial in other cities. Persons inclined to criticise certain features of the charter must recollect that it cannot be adopted piecemeal. It must succeed or fail in its entirety on election day. It is the best result that could begot by patient, competent and faithful rep resentatives of the city, and it should receive the affirmative vote of every citizen who feels proud that Los Angeles has out grown the old charter. The nominees for city attorney are Walter F. Haas andfC.C. Wright. Mr. Haas is a rising young lawyer, ami as a citizen bears a good reputation. Mr. Wright is a practicing lawyer, and is held in high es teem by all who know him. CITY ATTORNEY Mr. Haas was a.Unit ted to the bar in 1891. and has since faithfully followed the practice of the law. He has earned for himself a reputation for tireless industry, and has secured a respectable standing among the younger members of the legal profession. Mr. Wright was admitted to the bar in 1575, since which time he has followed his profession. He has been a member of the state legislature, and served with credit to himself and to his con stituency. He was recognized as the leader upon the floor ot the lower hou.-e, and is the author of many important pieces of legislation, among which is the district irrigation law, com monly called the "Wright Act," in honor of its author. When the constitutionality of this act was called into ques tion in our state courts, and in the supreme court of the United States, Mr. Wright became its defender, and it was largely through his masterly presentation and elucidation of theintrii at* legal points involved that the act was sustained by both courts. Mr. Wright is a man forty-live y ears of age. " For twenty three years he has been industriously following bis profession, and as a reward for his indefatigable energy and ready grasp of legal principles he stands today as one of the leaders of the bar of this state. The voters of the city will soon be called upon to select a oil y attorney to succeed W. K. Dunn, the incumbent. This selection must be cither Mr. Haas or Mr. Wright, and ifl be hooves every voter to weigh well and compare carefully the fit ness of these two nominees for this important office before castina his ballot. 8 The paramount question before the people of thi- city for settlement is the municipal ownership oi a distributing water system. No less than a dozen suits are now pending in the courts, every one of which concerns the successful accomplish ment of municipal ownership, and any one of which maydefeal it. Of the law points involved in these cases, some are new and others are surrounded with a mass of legal lore, the propei presentation ol which can only bo successfully made by law ver- of loin' an I careful training. Mr. Wright posses.-,..- These qualifications. He w able to cope with the distinguished and learned attorneys who Yt.\ re-cut Ihe water company. He deserves tiie vote and sup pgvl of every citizen who would protect Hie interests oi the city i- !.■• v. ould his own. A " '"' "' *he president's! ultimate purpose relative to Ihe Philippine islands comes through special Washington corns- t pondence. It is derived from an interview with Mr. Wilson, the secretary oi agricul ture, and may therefore be regarded as semi-official. This revelation seems to be NEW PHILIPPINE POLICY an addendum to the" outgiving « few days ago about Ihe ~!.„, to establish a military government in the Philippines to last one year. We judge from the tone of Secre tary Wilsons remarks thai the plan is purposely outlined now with the object of seeing how the public will like it prior to the submission of the annual message to congress. , If the president s plan is correctly presented by Mr. Wilson, it ter. It is a Oreation on the policial lines of tho old plan, but adapted to changed con ditions resulting from the expansion of the is certainly a very radical departure from all speculations on the subject. It seems that Kepublican newspapers and congress men., presumably voiciim; presidential policy, have been all at sea: likewise the outspoken Kepublican opponents of Philippine annexation. Mr. Wilson discloses but little of the program which be declares the president has adopted, but that little is in teresting and Important, We get the surprising statement that "There is to be no an nexation Of the Philippines; there is no intention of annexing them; they are not to become a part of the American body politic IB any way; they arc not to be a territory or colony of tho I nited States in the common acceptance of those terms." A\ hen'the amazed reader gets to the end of all these negative propositions he is moved to remark: "Then, what in the name of the prophet is to be our connecting link with the Filipinos?" Mr. \\ tlson says: "Xo name has yet been found for the position the Philippines are to occupy toward the United States. I my self call it insular possession, but even that is not a very good name.' We should think not. That merely signifies owner ship of one or more islands. But here ii Something calculated to excite special interest hereabout: "President McKinley's policy is to use the Philip pines to build up the Pacilic coast. He will use them to make Pacific seaports important, and develop all the interests of Cali fornia.'' And here is a statement by Mr. Wilson that looks de cidedly businesslike: "This department has already begun the WorMol extending American commerce in the Pacilic and improv ing business on the Pacific coast. 1 have an agent now at work in the China sea districts, finding out where the best markets are for American butter, meats and other products. When this agent has found out, the department will notify California pro ducers, and I shall be surprised if they do not proceed to till these markets.'' All this puts a keen edge on anticipation of the message which will be due two weeks from next Monday. All that Mr. Wilson positively discloses is. that the Philippine markets will be opened up with American interests on the inside track. As to the Filipinos, Mr. Wilson says the president "will see that they do not become citizens: he will see that there is no chance of their acquiring statehood, which might follow if we annexed the island.- as we annexed Hawaii." If the president sticks to this text in his message, with no evidence of pernicious political entanglement, The Herald will be inclined.ten' proffer him the hand of approval. The people of Michigan have for many years suffered from in equality of taxation through favoritism to railroads, i To pass a law that would impose upon the roads the share of taxation they should bear. Gov ernor Pingree called an extra session of the THE MICHIGAN SCANDAL mended was equitable, and it passed the lower branch with but three opposition votes, and it «ns lost in the senate by one vote only. lv a letter to President McKinley the governor charges that three senators were influenced to vote against the bill by prom ises of federal appointments, which have been kept. He also says that one senator, who held a federal office, resigned it to take a seat in the senate, and voted against the bill, and that after the adjournment of the legislature he was reinstated in his federal position. It is well known that Alger, the secretary of war. and the railroads are mutual friends, and that he is in the cabinet to especially look after the interests of trusts and corporations, and can control patronage in .Michigan against all other influences. It v.a.~ he who sent Shatter to Santiago.in command of our forces, and Shaffer, it is known, is a Michigan man. Nothing came of the governor's charges, so far as we are in formed. It might have been better for Governor Pingree to ad dress himself to Alger instead of McKinley, though it is quite certain that his communication would have gone into a waste bH.-ket in the war office. The power of Alger in the administration is phenomenal, and is susceptible of explanation only upon the hypothesis that he wields some potential esoteric influence. C onsidering the situa tion, it would seem to be appropriate to change the sobriquet of Michigan. (Itusedto be called the Wolverine state, and why not change it to Algerine? Because Mayor Snyder expresses himself as satisfied with the present aspect of the negotiations between the city and the water company, and says that everything lias been done in the city's interest that could be done according) to law. tbe Express assumes that all credit therefor i- taken away from his honor and bestowed upon the Republican majority of the council. This is begging the c|iic-tion. It requited un executive with a good, stiff backbone as well as a loyal council to protect the interests of the public. With a mayor not properly disposed, the result might have been very different, in spite of the council. Allow ing that republics are sometimes ungrateful, it does not follow that a Re publican city should always be so. If the reward to a public official for being faithful is to be that he is cast aside at the first opportunity, what encouragement is offered for good public ser- Vice! ('a pa hie business men do not discharge employes on any such grounds. Mayor Snyder proved in tbe water controversy thai be was true to the people's interests. Xow. turn about is fair play. The Public Policy league i- the latest institution aiming at better municipal government. Its root is in Chicago, and its purpose is to branch out in all directions. Pretentious move ments of this kind are not apt to do much practical good, but we can see that an important step might be taken through such agency., By getting all plans of municipal government in hand, it would be easy to select the best features in all. and thus attain what might be called a model plan. The framers of our new charter studied the experience of other cities, so far as possible, and their work embodies features that have been approved in other places. Any effort is commendable which tends to bring municipalities into closer fellow-hip, and which seeks for the best results in municipal government. The Herald deprecates such vicious personal attacks as those recently made upon Herman Silver. Kepublican candidate for councilman from the Fourth ward, by a discredited weekly sheet of this city. Mr. Silver is recognized by all as an hon orable c itizen, and he has been a faithful servant of the city dur ing the past two years, if hi- enemies continue in their low-flung abuse they will assure his election. Fair play's a jewel. We believe that neither the Democratic managers nor Mr. Silver's opponent w ill countenance the style of campaigning referred to. 'Ihe Hon. Benjamin Harrison, erstwhile president of the United States, has no cause to sigh for that paltry salary ot fifty thousand dollars a year. He is reported as having received a retaining ice of $100,000 as counsel for Venezuela in the arbitra tion of the troublewith Great Britain. It has often been urged that provision should be made) by the government for ex-presi dent-. As examples of such need, ex-Presidents Cleveland and Harrison are not available. Henry Clews of New York, whose chief enjoyment in life is the ventilation of his financial views in a circular that he issues to advertise his banking business, says "the silver issue is laid in it- grave, and Mr. Bryan with it." On the contrary, the silver issue is very much alive, even in New York. Shortly before the election, the Evening Post of that city sounded every candidate on the gold standard question. .Not one Democrat answered the question affirmatively. l! doe-seem timely to inquire about the American Boy battle ship funds. It is all right to "put your trust in Providence," bul injunction -not apply to Cincinnati. It would be well for that ambitious youth to show up his battleship deposit account. The proper thing now seems to be the diversion of the battleship muds to the eaiamel and chewing gum account. That tie vote for sheriff in Santa Barbara county is an ex pensive manor for both county and candidates, and highly ex asperating lot lie latter. One election ia enough to satisfy any reasonable candidate. And then the sad reflection about what might have been, with a little more effort and the price of an other schooner of beer. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 19, l&9i legislature. The bill which he recom- DOWN THE LINE Christopher Buckley, who at ono time had a large Mice ot the Democratic party in his vest pocket and Buckley on accordingly elected Yorke's Letter such state and San Francisco officials as suited his needs, including several su preme court justices, is now in the city at tending to some private business, lie is) not in politics any more. This is because of a determined tight made upon him ami his methods by the San Francisco Examiner, which resulted iv his taking a sudden trip to Canada while a grand jury was in ses sion. Since then Mr. Buckley has attended to his own business and is enjoying life as he never did before. He will not talk for publication any more, as he holds- that since he has retired from the light that beats so fiercely on a political king the public has no further right to an interest in him, but to a friend yesterday he spoke in substance as follows: "If it had not been for Father Yorke's letter San Francisco would have gone for Maguire. by at least 9000, for it is normally a Democratic city by 3000 and the Democrats had this increased by 6000 before the letter appeared. Then, if Crimmina had used any sense in his campaign methods he could have beaten Phelan easily. Take the vote in the Twenty eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-first districts; why, auy child knows that Maguire should have had by rights 1000 majority alone in the first of these, and he gol a hundred!" 000 "The cause of it all was really the commit tee of one hundred. That was one of the worst pieces of polit- Cause and y M t . V e r done in the Effect state," continued the blind white devil. "If the committee had kept faith with the party and had made the nominations so as lo take iv those who had done the bard party work, it would not have interfered with l'helan's nomination at. all and the whole city ticket would have been a winner. But it was all poorly carried on and Ihe result could have been foreseen by a novice." 000 ' Tiie senatorshipf continued the sage: "\\ by, there is no possible doubt about that. Mr, ile Young De Young has it as sure as sun- Is Sure rise, unless he is will- ing to be switched to the Paris exposition, which is not very like ly. The legislature is entirely in the hands of Col. Dan Burns, and he will carry out tbe program and present Mr. de Young with the nomination and election. No one who knows anything at all about the situation doubts this." 000 The sunt friend who talked to Buckley for me also had a conversation with dolm T. Qaffey,' who is Gaffey's now building San IV Transition dro harbor, having retired from la haute politique. He learned from Mr. Gaffey the startling news that he has come to the conclusion that the Democratic party had better abandon the Chicago platform if it Wants success and give up the plan of fusion. Gaffey sums up the situation with an epi gram, of coins.', which is: "In California, until a man gets $]500 he is a Democrat; but as soon as he has tiiat amount of wealth be joins the Republicans." Mr. Gaffey is of the opinion tl it Democratic success in this state depends on a more general distribu tion of wen'■!.. I hiii not permitted, of course, in - i - column to editorialize, per haps, but I may add. when Gaffey comes to a conclusion it is sure to be worth some consideration. 000 The contest of L. 11. Valentine for the speakership at Sacramento promises to be _ , an interesting phase , Valentine „f the session. Hi« and Colonel Dan only opponent i- Howard Wright or j Alameda, who claims the honor for his county as his is the banner Republican county in the state and one which was not ; recognized in the giving out of state nomi nations. Mr. Valentine thinks he will win, ! though it is an open secret that Col. Dan Burns is for Wright, and as Valentine is one of the most pronounced Bulla men in the state, and believes that he w ill win. Col. Dan will hardly let him have control of Un parliamentary tactics of the house, unless he can be whipped into the De Young ranks. Valentine will have practically, all i the ten votes south of the Tchachapi, and has several pigeon? holes of his desk tilled with loners from northern members pledg ing him their support; but. there is always Col. Dan, and if De Young is to be senator Valentine can never be speaker Four months ago, when .Mr. Wright was here he met \ alentine and then told him he hoped he would have, the pleasure of supporting him for the speakership, and promised him his best efforts; but. things have changed since then, and there is a possibility that burns has had something to do with the change. 000 Fred Harkness was in the city yesterday from his pastoral retreat at Pomona, where _ . lie cultivates the Pastoral gla|)e and thp oljvp Harkness and has plenty of time to figure out j barbecue programs and menus for Spanish ! suppers. Harkness is oneof the beat viveura in the country and has been sadly missed of late from the Palace and Billy's. 000 '•Dad" Brighton, the detective, about whom so much has been said in the trial ot Clark, the supposed Wise murderer of a China- Old Dad man at Tropico, is the man who really discovered the hiding place of Sonntag and Evans and enabled Marshal (iard to run them to cover. "Dad," despite bis years, is one of the best detectives in the state and lias several knicks in his revolver stock as mementoes of encounters in which the other fellow remained on the field. 000 Gaffey did condescend to talk a little to me yesterday about politics. We were on Spring street when Eaton Is Buckley passed, and I Exonerated asked Juan if he knew what the ex boss was here for. "I know what he is not here for," was the reply, "I can deny posi tively the report that Fred Katon sent for him. There is absolutely no truth in it, and I think it only fair to Fred to say so." For all of which I trust Fred will be truly grate ful. THIC GOSSIPER. Ambiguous An Austrian scientist has returned from a long tour among cannibals in order to study their habits. There is a possibility that he was spared because of bis indigestible ap pearance.—Huston Clobe. Irony Modern sensationalism lias somehow over looked the opportunity to inform the public that the Chinese emperor is now conducting a laundry in one of this country's great cit ies. —Washington Star. A STORY FROM LIFE j When a young man With a reprehensible I liking for bach*lor dinners marries a woman I who is much older than he, and who believes thai the home is the place where a man should spend bis evenings, there's bound to be trouble. Kven a person of ordinary intellect can prophesy thut. A well-known Xew York couple is now busily verifying their friends' prophecies. Their social set finds itself torn by contending emotions. The elderly wife is so remarkably good, and so pre-eminently intellectual that, in spile •of eccentricities, she has many friends. Ihe young husband's behavior in lament able. Kvery one disapproves of the grace leiss way in which he outw its and eludes the vigilance of his better half. Yet he is an agreeable, likable fellow, and doesn't do anything remarkably out of the way and he is frankly jubilant over a successful rune, so like a jolly laid boy playing hookey, that even the sterner of his acquaintances feel a certain sympathy for him. The schemes and diplamacy, the bailled attempts, the daring escapes, the hair breadth adventures of that young man fur nish conversation for all his acquaint ances, and his appearance tit a social func tion, looking gaily triumphant, always ex cites wiid curiosity uaid promisee thrilling narrative. Usually he successfully eludes detection, but sometimes he is caught; and then for a week society knows him not. He stays at home and does penance, with a broken aud contrite heart. A short lime ago a dinner was given at an uptown club and the young husband was invited. The occasion was to be a momen tous one, aud be wunted exceedingly to accept the invitation; but when he men tioned it he was promptly crushed. "Itachclor dinner, indeed!" said Mrs. Blank, with withering scorn. "At a wretched club, too! No, sir! Never will 1 give my consent to your joining such an orgy." Mr. Blank knew by past experience, that there was no use arguing the question; but he accepted the invitation. Then, with ■pendid optimism and self-confidence, he awaited developments—and inspiration. The dinner was to be on the Bth. On tlu 7th Mr. Blank developed an excruciating headache, and a pain iv bis chest. On the Blh be felt too ill to go Lo business. Even ing came, and he bad no appetite. He sat in his library, after dinner, and his wife read Paracelsus to him until 9 o'clock, when he felt drowsy, very drowsy, and thought perhaps he would better go to lied early, and se»- what a long sleep would do for him. Mrs. Hank approved tbe idea, lie went to his room on the third door. She went lo hers on the second. Ihe coast was clear and everything pro pitious; but the wretch had not reckoned on the loving solicitude of his wife. She Worried about him, and. about 11 oclock, was moved to see whether he was able to sleep or was lying awake and suffering. She tiptoed softly to ids door and entered. 'I'lu bed was unrumpled. Mr. Blank was not there. Having drilled her mind on Hi own ing. Mrs. Blank was quite equal to this sim ple problem. She remembered the date the club dinner; and, candle in hand, she stalked sternly to the telephone and called up the club. "Is Mr. Blank there?" she asked. "1 don't know, madam: I'll see," replied a boy in buttons, who forthwith informed another boy that somebody's wife had it in for him. Even across the wires Mrs. Wanks tone was unmistakable. In a few moments the boy returned to the telephone. "No, ma'am; be ain't here," he caid suave ly, at the same time triumphantly showing the other boy a crisp dollar bill. "I think you're mistaken," said Mrs Blank. "No. ma'am. I asked everywhere." and he hung up the receiver. Fixe minutes later the bell rang>violently. "Is Jfr. Blank there':" "No, ma'am." "\ ou go look again." He went away and came back chuckling. "He ain't here, ma'am." Mrs. Blank's voice rose, and the wires curled under it. "Mr. Hlank is there—at the dinner." "••li. no. ma'am." "1 .-ay he is. You tell Mr. Blank that 1 know he is there, and that I shall stay here and ring this bell until he comes to the tele phone." Once more the boy scurried off. Whet be came back he was followed by a sheep i.-h looking man in evening clothes. "Couldn't you clo anything':" asked the man. desperately. "No. -ir. She said she wouldn't budge." "Well, here goes," and with a de-pairing groan Mr. Blank stepped up to the'phone. "Is that you, dear:" be asked in honeyed tones. Then he braced himself for the Hood; but only one remark came sharply on his ear-: "May the Lord have mercy on your soul!" said a tragic voice, anil the bell rang sharply, He went back to the dinner. An extra hour or two could make no difference. Then he buttoned himself into his coat, bade a touching farewell to his friends and staited home. "The Lord may have mercy on me, hut I know who won't." he said dolefully, and since that evening festive circles have known him not. The belting is in favor of his not turning up before Thanksgiving.— New York Sun. Enough as Good as a Feast Hotel Clerk (to guest from Chicago)— Will you want a room with a bath con nected ?" "No, 1 reckon not. I won't be in town more than a couple of weeks; and besides I took a bath only a few days before I left Chicago.—Texas Sittings. THE WAY OF EASE Who would have ease, let him draw the swerd Against the ranks of evil if he choose, Hut let him rather light them In the clouds, With trumpet blast and airy horseman ship, Than 'mongst the tumult of the life of earth; Where, hand In hand and arm about the waist. Wilh man they mingle, loving and beloypd. And if a servant of the Lord should;choose With fearless heart to strike at high-born crime. Let him deal daintily, with soft-gloved hands Ami careful phrases, lest he should offend. 'Tis no great matter If he pabiteth God Unjust and cruel, worse than many a man; And eyes will mark not if his life be vain, And heedless of the Master's law* of love; Uut should he swerve, though but a fin ger's breadth, From the smug custom of society, Should' he. in tracking evil to Its den. In heat of argument, but onco let fall A word unfitting (In the world's esteem) His august calling, straight the cry he'll hear, "Behold, what blasphemy!" While sage heads wag. Yea, who woidd case retain, let him mark well Conventionalities, aged prejudice. These be colled serpents, that to tread upon Is deadlier than to brave the powerß of hell! ROBERT MOWRY BELL. i JL ' Men's Stylish Suits | » 9 r * w ~sis.oo~ » - / Elegant Serges, double or single breasted; Blue, d ' I fsV Brown or Black Cheviots; suits your tailor y li I\i would not cut into for less than £30.00. * 1J i 1,1 Investigate this fact—and save this difference, t 11 1 Style, fit and finish the best. I ©J|| MULLEN. BLUETT G Go. | « ———— — ——————^———— — mmm —^— "Lead In Quality and Quantity." . • • We Have • . . j SOO BOXES JL£L°J?iAppjes i Five Tier Apples $.85 s Four Tier Apples 1.00 > Telephone Main 26 216-218 South Spring Street Hat Sale All broken lines in $$, $4 and $1 Hats O AA reduced to .p£.UU At Desmond's Sale now on at No. 139 South Spring Street, . in store formerly occupied by Stoll & Thayer. Underwear and Neckwear also at greatly re duced prices. Desmond — 139 S. Spring St. SSSSSBS There Are Many Reasons Why the fall brides who are fitting out the new homes, and the housekeepers who are re furnishing the old, should exercise the greatest care in the selection of Cook Stoves or Ranges. We sell only those makes that are known to be reliable —that have years of perfect satisfac tion-giving to 1 heir credit —such are THE GLENWOOD RANGES AND BELLEVILLE STEEL RANGES We are agents for both. We are ready with every desirable heater and oil burner known to be safe and convenient. Prices the Lowest. James W. Hellman, 57 to 161 N. Spring Street I CONSUMPTION CURED oa -ktiSStr o " Private Sanitarium. Keren of cue* teat Iree. 41,"'.< South Hprln* ut .Lot Aatelea, Oat ETHEL REVIEWS THE SEVENTH "Oil, Arthur," said Ethel to mt one even ing, "The Herald says that the Seventh regi ment is going to lie mustered out tomorrow. Won't you take mt to see it?" 1 was very much displeased to be inter rupted just then, nnd so 1 said rather shortly, "See what?" "Why, the mustered out." "It isn't such sharp mustard ns that," I answered. It will take a month, at least." "Oh, will it? How very odd! Why, what do they do for a whole month?" 1 explained, as fully as I could (who am no military man)! why the process of muster ing out was unite lengthy and complicated. She listened thoughtfully. "How funny," she exclaimed, after a pause. "You know 1 thought they had a major general or some body, and be read a little and then said: 'I pronounce you all mustered out. Amen.' And then everybody congratulated every body else, and they cheered and drank toasts and that sort of thing." Ethel's ideas of military matters are rather vague, too. | 000 Ethel naked me to take her down to sec Camp l'ratt a day or two after, and I did so. It was one of the errors that even a wise man may be led into. I had my misgivings from the first. "How many soldiers are there in the Sev enth regiment? Ten thousand?" asked Ktbel, as we rode along on the ear. "No, f think that there are a little less than twelve hundred men all told," said 1. "Twelve hundred," she exclaimed, scorn fully, "why, 1 bowed to more than that yes terday." Ethel is not a mathematician, so I did not correct her. I find it just as well not to be too exact. There," she exclaimed, triumphantly, as' the troops tiled out to the parade grounds in columns of fours. "I knew it must be ten thousand at least. What a lot of men there are in the world, aren't there, Ar thur; nice men?" I didn't subscribe to this bit of optimism. "More than there are nice girls," I answered. "Aren't blue suits very becoming to young men, don't you think?" Ethel asked me, in a musing tone, as we were going home after that parade. "They're the same color as my overalls," said. 1 "Overalls! Arthur, how can. you be so disgusting? And those kittle dinkey coats, aren't they too cute for anything?" "Yes, if they come below the waist line," I growled. Ethel paid no attention to this well-taken criticism! but sighed deeply, and I began <o look out for weather. Finally she burst out: "Oh, Arthur, how I wish you were a soldier, too. You would look so nice, and then you would get a pen sion and everything." Well, here was n pretty start. Here I had been perfectly wild to go to Manila, and she bad hung around my neck and said it would break her heart and kill her; and car ried on so that finally I dropped'it. And now eompluining because I wasn't a sol dier! f mentioned a few of these facts—gently. Her blue eyes opened wide. "Want you to go off to Manila! Of course I didn't. But they didn't have to go anywhere. They just camped out, and flirted with the girls in San Francisco, and dressed up in bluo clothes and looked, pretty. "You could do that, couldn't you?" I merely said I supposed I could. 000 "Who ire those/ poor men in brown over* alls; are they prisoners?" Ethel askedjmein a stage whisper, ns she saw her first trop ical uniforms. I explained at length. "The horrid, mean things," "to make our boys fight in that horrid cotton stuff, just because it's cheaper. I think it's disgraceful." 000 "Speaking of pensions," said I, "do you know why people get pensions?" "Why, of course; because they have been to war," she answered. "But they have to be wounded or injured in some way," I in sisted. "They don't, either," said Miss Ethel, with convincing authority. "My aunt gets a pension, and she was never wounded. And there is Charlie Jorkins,who lives next to us. He is a general, or a corporal, or something, and he never was shot, either, but he says it is a snap to get a pension. I guess if Charlie Jorkins can do it you could." Even for truth's sake, how could I shake such confidence in me ? I was silent as jus tice. H. B^l*.