Newspaper Page Text
The Herald THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY, WILLIAM A. SPALDING, President and General Manager. 138 SOUTH BROADWAY Telephone Main 247, Business Oltlcs and Subscription Depart ae Telsphone Mala 151, Editorial and . RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally, by carrier, per month » H Daily, by mall, one year J Dally, by mall, six months 1 2! Daily, by mall, three months j fi! Sunday Herald, by mall, one year »J5 Weekly Hera Id, by mall, one year 1 g POSTAGE RATES ON THE HERALD 18 pages 4 cents 82 pages J cents 86 pages J cents 28 pages » cents 14 pages 1 cents 16 pages •■ rf Upages EASTERN AGENTS FOR THE HERALD A. Frank Richard sen. Tribune building, New York: Cham ber of Commerce building, Chicago. " TEN DOLLARS REWARD The above reward will be paid for the arrest •"J""™." 0 " of any person caught stealing The Herald after delivery to a patron. — • CIRCULATION STATEMENT J • William A. Spalding, General Manager of The Herald • • Publishing Company, being first duly sworn, deposes and • • says: That the average daily circulation of :he Los An- • • les Herald for the six months ending Sept. 30.1898, was • • Daily Herald 6.640 • • Sunday Herald 10.143 • • WILLIAM A. SPALDING. • • Subscribed and sworn to before m« this 7th day of Oc- • • tober. 1898. G. A. DOBINSON, • • (Seal.) Notary Public In and for the county of • • Los Angeles, state of California. • MONDAY, XOVEtMBER. 21, 180 S. The president's change, of program, relative to the Philip pine islands, is doubtless tbe result of a conviction that con gross would not sustain the original an nexation scheme. The loss of about fort; Republican members of the house, in the ADROIT CHANGE OF PROGRAM viotion. To pursue a policy that could not finally be sustained would militate against the president's chances for a renomination, and it is manifest that his heart is set upon another term. It is only necessary to turn to the president's speeches in his grand tour to see that the new Philippine policy, as dis closed, by Secretary Wilson, is of recent adoption. Those speeches in the mid-west certainly implied a purpose to go the full length of the plan announced by Senator Hanna early in the election campaign. That was a radical plan, involving not only the an nexation of the Philippines, but the taking of the whole popu lation under the wing of the American eagle. There will not be a working mapority in the next congress to sustain a policy of expansion. The narrow majority in each bouse will be more than offset by Republican members who hove avowed their opposition to such policy. The gain of a few votes in the senutc does not compensate for such anti-expansionists as Senator Hoar. The loss of forty members in the bouse makes it clear that no radical expansion plan would be indorsed by that body. It must be admitted that the new program is a very adroit move on the part of the president. Whether it was evolved in the fertile brain of Senator Hanna or thought out by the pres ident himself, it is very skillful tacking of the president's politi cal craft. If the exposition of it in the message fully coincides ■with the outgiving through Secretary Wilson, the anti-annexa tionists will be practically muzzled. If the president can show that the islands can be made useful in the up-building of our Pacific trade, without the dangerous risks incident to annexa tion, there will not be much in the new policy to find fault With. Just how the president means to solve this interesting prob lem ia something that we shall be painfully ignorant of until the message appears. From this standpoint it looks as if squar ing the circle would be easy compared withfit. If the president can succeed in extracting only the sweetness from the Philip pines, without the admixture of bitterness, he will accomplish a feat more astonishing than the chief trick of a prestidigatatcur. But we earnestly hope that the outcome will realize the rose ate picture drawn by the president's secretary of agriculture. Pending the coming of the full program, we must commend the negative features that Secretary Wilson has kindly tossed to the public. We arc assured that Philippine annexation to the United States is neither intended nor contemplated by the president, and that there is no intention of bringing the Filipinos within the pale of American brotherhood. That alone is sufficient to add fervor to our grace over the Thanksgiving turkey. The proposed interoeeanie canal acrosa the state of Nicaragua receives new interest by reason of the late action of the Nica raguan congress granting to Messrs. Ed ward Eyre and Edward F. Cragin, repre senting the W. R. Grace syndicate, a con cession for the construction of that water way; the agreement to be operative after October, 1899. A LIVELY QUESTION It will be recalled that the bill incorporating the Maritime Canal company became a law in February, 1889, and this com pany claims that the concession granted at that time by the state of Nicaragua is still alive, and that the late agreement of the congress of Nicaragua with Eyre and Cragin is in vio lation of the company's rights under such concession—that Nica ragua's contract with the said Maritime Canal company for bids any such new arrangement from taking effect during its continuance. This company also claims that it promptly be gan work under the concession and expended several millions of dollars in the prosecution thereof, and that it has been pre vented only by "main force" from constructing, completing and opening the canal in the ten years' time limited by the con cession aforesaid. On the other hand, President Zelaya of Nicaragua, in his recent message to the Nicaraguan congress, claims that the American company, by a long discontinuance of work, had for feited its contract —better known as the Cardenas-Mcnocal con tract —but in order to avoid trouble with the American company he would let the matter go over until October, 1899, when the contract would expire by limitation. Nevertheless, President Zelaya entered into the new arrangement with Messrs. Eyre and Cragin, and the Nicaraguan congress, by an overwhelming vote, ratified bis action in the premises. President Zolava fa vored the new agreement on the ground that it was more ad vantageous to Nicaragua than the old contract, inasmuch as it pledges within three years practical transportation by canal or rail between the Atlantic and Pacific. Doubtless the fact that the W. K. Grace syndicate, as it is said, agrees to turn over to Nicaragua eight per cent of the stocks and bonds to be issued by tbe syndicate had something to do with President Zelaya's message and the enthusiasm with which the Nicaraguan congress ratified the new contract submitted by him. Taking tbe transact ion as a whole, it evinces no very friendly feeling, on the part of our little neighbor of the Central Ameri can isthmus, to the United States. The new concession can but complicate the canal situation, and as our government has al ready been at large expense, with a view to acquiring control of the canal, it is more than likely that the approaching con gress will define the apparent duplicity of Nicaragua in the mat ter in no uncertain terms. But it will have more than this to do before tbe construc tion of any canal is undertaken along the projected route. The Clayton-Bulwcr treaty seems to have been lost sight of as a factor in the Nicaragua canal affair. Readers of The Herald will remember that, among other things, it is provided by that treaty that neither Creat Britain nor the United States shall ever obtain exclusive control over such canal, nor build forti last election, no doubt led to that con- flcations along its route, and that neither should control or colonize any part of Central America. Fortunately the ex isting entente cordiale between the two countries gives promise that this formidable barrier may be so construed as to admit of the practical control of the canal by the United States; though from the vast interests possessed by Great Britain in the Pacilic basin we may expect that she will insist on the policy of "the open door to be applied to the Nicaragua waterway, us it is to the Suez canal. At any rate, this question fairly bristles with interest, and is likely to cause lively times in the approaching congress and to demand a portion, nt least, of the absorbing attention devoted just now by the administration to the aborigines of the far-oif isles of the orient. The platforms of the various parties of this city declare un equivocally for the municipal ownership, control and operation of a distributing water system. So far, therefore, as party platform declarations MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP mny be an advantage or a disadvantage, the one balances the other. But will not the interested voter ask what is back of the party platform T Will he not inquire concerning the past history of the parties, and ascertain, if possible, how they have hitherto stood upon the all-important question of the governmental owership of public utilities? The Republican party has vied with the Union parties in its effort to promulgate a strong plank upon the municipal own ership of tbe water works, but shall this party be judged by a simple platform declaration, or shall more satisfactory evidence be demanded to prove that it has abandoned its opposition to the so-called socialism and communism which it has always pre tended to distrust whenever an attempt has been made to in troduce such features t The governmental ownership of the telegraph, of the tele phone, of gas and electric plants and of water works for cities has been a plank in the platform of the Union parties for many years. But a search will be made in vain to find a plank in a Republican platform over two years old declaring for these reforms. The truth is the Republican party of this city has been forced, against its will, to declare for the municipal ownership of the water works. It did so as a plain matter of politics, knowing full well that, despite its teaching, the people of thi9 city were opposed to paying a private corporation for the use of water which belonged to them. A party may change its platform, but a leopard cannot change its spots. The Republican party stands as the father and defender of special privileges. It has always been opposed to the governmental ownership of anything for any purpose which did not subserve the interests of its privileged classes. The Republican party of this city pretends to have reformed, and to be in favor of the municipal ownership of the water works. The voter should take no chances. The Republican nominees, true to their instincts and training, are linble to fall from grace. Their conversion is encouraging, as an advance towards better government, but they should be given more time on the anxious seat. Vote the Union ticket, every nominee of which is by edu cation, at heart and upon principle a firm believer in the govern mental ownership, control and operation not only of water works, but also of every public utility. The queer antics of part of the New York press in the late election campaign, are causing it to be hauled over the coals by many newspapers elsewhere. An out sider remarks: "It is no wonder that the New York city press has lost all the in fluence it had not only in tbe country but in New York state audi city as no- NEW YORK'S IMPOTENT NEWSPAPERS body now has any confidence in its honesty or respect for its judgment." The statement is correct in fact and the deduction is fully merited. j It is a singular fact that of the old New York newspapers, none but the Tribune stands upon the old political lines. And even the Tribune jumped the Republican track in 1872 and got over on the Democratic side, when Horace Greeley was made the Democratic candidate for president. But the Tribune was promptly switched back, when the machinations of Whitclaw Reid prevailed, and it was doing old-time Republican work when poor Greeley was dying before his electoral votes were counted. The Times was the olden-time competitor of the Tribune. It is now anti-Republienn, a sort of Gold Democrat-Independent sheet. The Sun, intensely Democratic for twenty-five years, un der the editorship of an old-time Abolitionist and Brook farm socialist has been a red-hot Republican paper the last two years. The World until its purchase by Mr. Pulitzer, was an orthodox Democratic paper Under its present management it has been simply "yellow." The Herald never pretended to have any po litical character. The Evening Post was formerly a stanch Re publican journal; now it is a Gold Democrat. The Mail and Express is a hybrid. The Evening Express was a radical Dem ocratic paper, and the Mail was a Republican weakling that Cyrus W. Held got possession of, through cash advanced to keep it alive. Field bought the Express and the two papers were consolidated under tbe Republican banner. None of the younger papers is worth mentioning as an element of political influence. General Wesley Mcrritt's experience ought to fit him to give accurate information about the Filipinos. In the course of an interview in London be said: "It would be impossible to establish tbe American form of government in the Philippine islands." This is not so important now, however, since President McKin ley's inspired plan is to be adopted. The enlightenment of the Filipinos is to proceed for a year under military govern ment, a system that is twin brother to that of absolute mon archy. That is a highly interesting project, to erect in London a monumental statue to George Washington. It shows that our English cousins are warming up that blood which is "thicker than water," and we can only feel appreciative and grateful. As to the hero of the cherry tree incident, it may safely be said that, even if he be allowed to "visit the pale glimpses of the moon" in London, the usual badness of statue representation would probably save him from recognition of the figure, with its strange surroundings. It is not improbable that Admiral Dewey was offered five thousand dollars, by the editor of a New York magazine, for one article on the Philippines. The article would have been well worth the price, for "booming" purposes. The most inter esting phase of the matter was the admiral's prompt declina tion, on the ground that he is "too busy." If he can escape the offers of editors and lecture managers he need have no fears of foreign warships. The latest thing of trust kind is announced as a "queenly alliance,'' through which feminine monarchs in Europe "for swear wearing imitation lace nnd bind themselves to wear only hand made lace." The purpose is to help the hand-workers. As such it is commendable, and we are inclined to help with the assurance that, when inclined to "put on frills," we will stick to the old reliable hand-made kind. It is reported that the Prince of Wales contemplates a visit to Canada and the United States next year. That will make just forty years, we think, since Albert Edward's last visit. And when he gets around to New York he will find a well known newspaper man, active as a colt in the harness, who made the whole tour with him in 1859, as special correspondent of a New York paper, to wit, the Times. Speaking of fogs, this from a London dispatch: "The quaint spectacle of pedestrians feeling their way with flaming torches at noon was seen in the London streets, where a number of ac cidents occurred." Saturday's Herald contained an account of eleven railway trackmen being killed near Jersey City, because a dense fog shut out the approach of a fast train. A, Los An geles fog is sunshine, compared with such fog-walls as those alluded to. , LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21. 1898 STORIES OF THE DAY Blanche Roosevelt had no great ability aa an artist, but she possessed a genius for utilizing opportuni- Sherman'a ties to further her Criticism professional ambi tions. General Sher man's kind heart and helpful imture led him to stretch out the hand of encouragement to many a struggling aspirant for dramatic and musical honor. But his proteges some times were not selected with a due regard for their artistic capabilities. Amongst others he bestowed friendly interest upon Miss Roosevelt, who, fifteen years or more ago, went to New York to sing in light opera. She instituted a weekly musical nt her hotel, preceding her appearance. One of these General Sherman, was expected to attend as the guest of highest honor. The hours went by and the hostess was in de spair, for the general did not arrive. Leth argy fell upon th* assemblage, which the playing and singing of mediocre people could not dissipate. About midnight the grim old warrior, wrapped in a long military cape, appeared on the scene and: joy beamed on Miss Roose velt's lovely face. "Oh, general," sihe said, impulsively, "I've refused' to sing until you came. What would you like?" "Nothing," ha answered, laconically. The lady's face fell. "You see," he continued, "I've been down at the Academy this evening listening to Patti as 'Marguerite,' and I don't want the memories disturbed before I go to my dreams." It was rather hard, but Miss Roosevelt took it good-humoredly, for she knew that the old general had no thought of being un gallant when he said just what he meant in his own' delightfully blunt fashion. 000 A fierce passage at arms between the veteran Sarcey and Yvette Guilbert has amused Paris heart- Yvette's ily. The chant euse Invective answered the critic's charge that her suc cess was due to puffery—otherwise the re clame—by a countercharge of the same character. Yvette's invective reached/ its climax in t)he following paragraph of her published reply to Sarcey, the sting of which translation weakens somewhat: "Not satis fied with all this tralalnla —which none of your confreres employs—for weeks past Paris, the provinces and foreign landte have had the privilege of admiring you in the shop windows, pictured completely nude, seated in a cabbage, playing with your toes, your critical eye fastened upon your incred ible stomach! Of course that isn't reclame! Go to!" Even the redoubtable Sarcey might well hesitate to renew hostilities with such a controversial terror as Yvette. o o o Here is an advertisement which is now appearing in the Tribune of Rome: "A French marquis, A Prince closely related to sev for Sale eral reigning royal families of Europe, would adopt a lady or gentleman disposed to treat him kindly in his old age." As there are plenty of people in this curi ous world who would like to be enabled to call a king "unc'e," or to kiss a princess of the blood with the words, "My dear cousin," the old marquis with the desirable relations will prolwbly lind tbe "kindly treatment in his old age.'' which he so urgently desires. I suppose the "treatment" will have to con sist largely of cash down. 000 Here is a perfectly true and new story about Lord Kitchener, the sirdar of Egypt, which illustrates in Kitchener's a remarkable manner Ingenuity bis faculty of organiz ation. Slore than a year ago, it seems, he was rather insufficient ly supplied with the appliances and rolling stock necessary for his undertakings, the sirdar was anxious to get a telegraph wire from a certain post to another ten miles farther up the river without delay. He gave his orders and went hi« way. Coming back he found the work at a standstill and his electrician and engineer complained! that although they had all the necessary wires they had no means or appliances for rolling them along the ten miles to the next post. The matter was very pressing. The sirdar knitted his brow and said: "There are these donkeys. I can give you donkeys." But that was no good. How was the wire to be unrolled without a trolley, truck or drum? Again the sirdar stood baffled, deep in thought. Suddenly he picked up a piece of loose canvas matting and wrapped' it round a donkey's neck; then he seized the roll of wire and passed it over the donkey's head. He gave the animal a kick and off it cantered, unwinding the wire as it went, for the other end was duly secured to the ground. The sirdar laughed. "You must use the donkeys," said he. And in this way the donkey was kicked and goaded along the ten miles, unwinding the telegraph wire, tbe purpose was achieved and the necessary communication between two important posts was connected. It does not signify in schemes of such magnitude that the don key's neck was cut to ribbons! It had' to be killed 1 ; other donkeys took its place. What mattered a few donkeys' lives? The sirdar is a man of determination; a thing that has to be done, mu9t be done. But still —it was hard on the poor little "mokes." 000 Of all the tales about remarkable prayers, surely the following is one of the best. It is told of a Northamp- A Prayerful tonehire minister of Expedient a Nonconformist flock. The reverend gentleman's "long" prayer of the morning— the prayer that covered every want, possible and impossible—always occupied exactly a eiuarter of an hour, never a minute longer and never a minute less. So long had' the aged preacher followed this rule that it had become a settled 1 matter of orthodoxy. No minister from the neighboring town was ever acceptable, for not one could spin out his prayer like their own pastor. One morn ing the pastor was ill. He walked painfully to the little chapel and informed' the fright ened deacons that they must get through the service somehow, but that he would nsvnd the pulpit and preach the sermon, a short one. After much trouble the deacons arranged which of them should read and give out the hymns and which Should pray. Brother Brookes was deadly pale when he commenced the "long" prayer. He could pray for a few minutes, but for fifteen ! He prayed' and prayed; he spoke on every conceivable thing. Slowly traveled the minute hand of the clock. Seven, eight, ten minutes passed, and the praying brother was at the end l of his resources. He dare not give up before the quarter hour, for be would lose favor with his fellow worshipers. So, with brilliant originality, he drew a deep breath and proceeded': "And now, O Lord, we have asked thee for all we want and all we can thank of, so we will occupy . the remaining time by telling thee a little anecdote!" M.A. P. A SIMPLE PROPOSITION HOGABOOM For some time past I have been the re cipient of frequent visits from a very pleas ant nnd affable gentleman who appears to have received a message from the spirit world to the effect that 1 am in urgent need of life insurance. By a most curious coincidence this gentleman happens to be the agent of a life insurance company him self. He has been inspired, I understand, by his "spirit control" to devote his entire time and attention, during the short, trans itory period left to him on this lowly earth, to the noble work of securing for my family a suitable pecuniary recompense when I am dead. The matter has even gone so far that, with out my knowledge or consent, a company has been formed in New York city, with a capital of several million dollars, to carry out the idea, and it was only a short time ago that 1 learned of it, through this gentleman, who, it seems, was sent out here for the purpose. 000 The gentleman has called very frequently of late, and we talked the matter over quite thoroughly—that is, he has talked it over quite thoroughly, while I have listened quite thoroughly. It seems, as the gentleman has often ex plained to me, that there are a great many people who do not understand life insur ance. There are several little crooks and turn to it, and at first glance it seems some what complicated, while as a matter of fact it is chiite simple. I could not undertake here to go into a lengthy explanation of the various methods of life insurance now in vogue, nor attempt to show the many benefits to be derived from all tbe different plans employed, but I feel that in the short space given me I may possibly make clear some points that tbe average person finds a trifle opaque to the understanding. In the first place. I desire to sny that the insurance company invariably leaves the question of the amount of money a person will be apt to require after he is dead to the judgment of the person himself. Hav ing once determined upon such amount, the applicant is expected to notify the agent. The agent will at once prepare a candid and perfectly lucid statement, setting forth tbe cost of the insurance and the benefits to be received, as well as the exact manner of their receipt. And right there ia where most people have been misled. 000 The populnr belief is, I find, that the com pany waits until you notify it that you are dead, andi then sends you a check for the amount agreed upon, together with a receipt for same, to be signed by you and returned by the next mail. Such is not the case, how ever. I am not perfectly familiar myself with all the terms in use in the plans of insurance companies, but by reference to several tons of printed matter left at my office by the gentlemanly agent of this company, and from what I can recall to mind of his con versation, I feel safe in stating that a por tion of the money is available while you are still on earth, provided ,of course, that you can find the time to use it before you die. That matter is left entirely to your own discretion. 000 Briefly, the plan ia this: At stated periods you are required to pay to the agent of the company certain sums, more as a guarantee of good faith than anything else, the com pany already having several million dollars lying around the house in an old sock which it does not know what to do with, hardly. Kow, then, if you do not care to be bothered with it, there is nothing more required of you except to die, and the company doesn't even compel you to do that. In fact, you are at perfect liberty to live forever, provided, of course, you keep up the guarantee of good faith. However, there is a provision which en ables you, at the expiration of a stated num ber of years, to draw a guaranteed reserve, together with the surplus results as appor tioned, provided, of course, that you have not died in the meantime. In that event you are not to draw the guaranteed reserve, to jgether with the surplus results as appor : tioned. Now, then, if you do not care to die, ami have no desire to draw the guaranteed re serve, together with the surplus results as apportioned, you may simply draw the sur plus results as apportioned and let tho guar anteed reserve rip, until you think you can , use it in your business. In that event there is no necessity for you to go on paying the premium after you are dead, and you have the benefit of a paid-up participating policy, and arc then at. liberty to die at any time iyou please, merely suiting your own con venience about that. 000 There is another advantage in this. You can purchase with the surplus results as apportioned a life annuity, which you can ! have framed and hung up on the wall, and at the same time continue'the paid-up par ticipating policy, and sell the surplus re sults as apportioned to the second-hand man, or possibly find a chance to trade them for a good hunting dog. Not only that, but the total reserve, I un derstand, may be added to the surplus re sults as apportioned and swapped for a good, serviceable life annuity. The only condition is that you receive this life annuity before you die. Otherwise the policy will be dis continued at death. That is done because the company, while it does not, ordinarily, care to encourage death, wishes to have everybody feel free to die if they wish to. These life annuities are all high grade, and made of tbe best material. 000 I have given this simple outline of tho plan of life insurance so that any one who cares to, who has been seriously consider ing whether it is best to die or not, may see at a glance just what the advantages to be derived from it are. I have some printed mattei bearing on the subject, which the gentlemanly agent of the company has so kindly left nt my office at various times, which I will offer, in carload lots, at prices easily within the reach oi all who may desire it. The visits of the gentleman, as I have said before, are becoming more frequent ot late, and it is possible, if I can be kept alive, with the aid of stimulants and my superb C institution, until be has thoroughly ac quainted me with all the benefits to be de rived from it after I die, that I may decide to go into the thing. It looks all right, so far. I rather like that idea of being able to combine the guaranteed reserve with the surplus results as apportioned, anel at the same time continue the paid-up palpitating policy. I have always thought a life annuity would be a good thing to have around the house, too, if I didn't do anything more than look at it once in! a while. The children might like it if I did get tired of it after a time. 000 Sometimes I have thought that I would like to ask the gentleman a few questions, just for my own satisfaction, but I have not, as yet, been able to hit upon a plan that We will sell the balance of those Boys' Double* Breasted Knee Pants Suits; worth $3 and 13.50. For Ages 8 Am A f"|f~fc For Agon 8 to is J\t Sp/Cavrvr to is Left over from Saturday's sale. They are the best values in town. MULLEN, BLUETT & CO. "Lead la Quality and Quantity." You Are Invited—— — To our exhibition of Mrs. Anderson's Home made cakes. They will be cut for your inspec tion. We will have a full line of them. Order early and we can make anything you desire to your order in the cake line. 13c, 25c, 35c and SOc each Telephone Main 26 216-218 South Spring Street | A Good Stove ■ ■ Like a good watch can always be depended 1 upon, wnile a poor one is only a source of annoyance and disgust. There is no piece of furniture in a house that the housewife enjoys as much as a stove that is dependable—light | bread and pastry —well cooked meals, always k on time, and a saving in fuel are some of the |j many reasons why you should buy I A GLENWOOD RANGE, or a | | BELLEVILLE STEEL RANGE 1 | We Are Agents for Both ■ & 1 James IV. Hellman R»* 1 i $ 137 to 161 N. Spring St. .. CONSUMPTION CURED DR ■^i^A ß , K• o " PriT»u Sanitarium, Raporl ol cum wat ft—. OUj Bouts; Spring It.Ui AjSjSMS, Pet seemed to offer any hope of success. I have thought of chloroforming him, but that would hardly do, I find, after mature re flection. I have thought, too, at times, that he might run down after a while, but he appears to be one of those self-winders. My only hope now is that he may discover that I have inherited not only consumption and Bright's disease, but heart failure, asth ma, spinal meningitis, appendicitis and yel low fever as well. I am in a terrible state, physically. The Baked Bean in the West One of the blessings of the war to this part of America was the dissemination of a taste and liking for Boston baked beans. Thou sands of young men in the great section ex tending from Texa6 to Nebraska were first introduced to the wholesome and palatable baked bean in the army. In its efforts to find a food suitable for men unacquainted with army rations the commissary depart ment hit upon canned Boston beans as a convenient and nourishing article of diet, easily obtained and requiring no special ski'l in its preparation. These young men now return to the village and farm and to the western cities with a knowledge and admiration of the tine brown Boston bean that will make this food no longer sectional, but national. Through this breaking down of the barriers between the east and the west great good will result in modifying the false ideas of each other hitherto entertained by otherwise patriotic persons. With its flavor of tomatoes and a dash ot fine western pork the Boston baked bean is a notably American dish, a credit to the nation and an honor to New England. in New York it is the friend of the poor and proud youth who gains renewed courage and hope from a nickel's worth of the baked beans. There is about it something peculiarly cheering that lessens the gloom of hard luck and fortifies the spirit for renewed en deavor. Here's to the lloston baked bean, one of the best friends of mankind. —Kansos City Star. Big Men and Big Noses Cyrano de Bergerae is re numbered because of his large nose. Few know that he was a poet, and fewer still know his poetry. The nose is a conspicuous feature of history. The length of Cleopatra's is said to have figured in Roman politics, and a scandal grew out of it which endeil in the ruin and death of Antony and the establishment of an empire which lasted a thousand years. Napoleon would not promote a man who had not a large nose. He himself was well favoredm this respect. Caesar was "the hook-nosed Roman." All American statesmen have been noted for this feature. Old men tell of our own Benton, who used to shake his nose like an elephant's proboscis when he got excited. It seems to be the law that all great men have great noses. But let no one think that the converse of this is true, that all men who have great noses are great men. Such a conclusion would lead to confusion and needless pain and disappointment.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Anxious Spanish Bondholders The holders of Spanish bonds bought them at rates which they considered a good in vestment, and they took them subject to any contingencies that might arise affecting their value and security. The government that issued them still exists and is responsible, and to that, and that alone, the Spanish creditors must look for payment. The United States has a plethoric treasury, but there is not a dollar of American money available for paying off Spanish debts — Omaha Bee. SPIRIT OF THE PRESS Gomez's Skillful Argument Gen. Gomez may not and perhaps should not get all lie asks for his army, but he right ly presses the question he deals with for solu tion, and in doing this it is to his credit to note that his demand for pay of the troops is not made as a condition precedent to any other provision in their behalf, as of gov ernment employment, for instance, while, on the other band, the same spirit, it seems should have had utterance in notifying re viving industries of the island where estab lished, und as fast as established on a secure basis as regards means and the steady pro tection of law, that liis men were entitled, according to their skilled or unskilled des erts, to some consideration by employers of labor.—Dallas News. Growth of Woman's Clubs It is evident from the tremendous rate of growth in the Federation of Women's Clubs, from the increase in membership from year to year, and from the amplification of the work undertaken by the clubs, that these or ganizations have aroused widespread ear nestness among American women, and that they form a new feature in American life. The importance of that feature will grow plainer to the general public as time goes on, and it is worth recording that this club development has been accomplished at no loss of true womanly sentiment, but rather with a gain in the shape of an upbuilding of character and a decided quickening of moral perception among the members.—Boston Advertiser. Why Anarchy Thrives Great Britain has accepted an invitation to take part in a conference with European powers to consider measures for the sup pression of anarchy, but Lord Salisbury confesses that he has no great hope of a successful outcome. There is no such hops in sight. Anarchy is a product of the condi tions existing in Europe, and until those conditions change it will continue to flour ish. The statesmen who will be called to consider it will, perhaps, note that it is most rampant in those countries where the most despotic conditions prevail. There is comparatively little of it in England, where it is never dangerous, but a great deal in Germany, Italy and Russia.—Philadelphia Ledger. Game Not Worth the Candle We shall find little profit or honor in gov erning the Filipinos for their good, and only expense and dishonor if we sacrifice repub lican principles and undertake to oppress them. Circumstances have in a measure forced us to assume the responsibility for freeing them from the rule of Spain. We may be under obligations to tender them generous help in working out their own future. But we shauld not try to work it out for them —least of all, to make their future a part of ours.—Buffalo Express. Advice to the Newly Elected' Young man, waste no time on the welfare of your constituents. Stick to those who can help you, and, above all, avoid irritating those who can hurt you. That seems to be the only open door to success in politics.— Indianapolis Sentinel. An Impossibility in Missouri It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a Republican to get into the United States senate through tha Missouri gateway.