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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOUKNAL: WEDNESDAT, MAY 26, 1897.
3 P0LIT1CAL, Culin In tlio Scnntc. Tho Amorlcau colonlos fountl powor ful frlonda in tho Brltlah Farllamont. Their eloquont oppeals for tho colo nics, tholr scathlng tlonunciations of tho govornmout of King Qcorgo tho Tbird for its Amorican policy havo formcd mntorlnl for American school boy doclamations for a contury past. So Cuba, dcsplto tho Pharisaic aver slon of Souator Halo of Maino, nnd tho classlc barbarity of Hoar of MaBsachu Bctts Qnds gcnorous hcartcd, rcsoluto chnmplons in that scpulclicr of conimon senBO, common humanity, nnd ovory day patriotiam, tho Unltcd StatoB Scn ato. During tho past wcok Scnator .Daniol of Virginia and " Billy " Mason of Illiuoia havo ahnkon up sonatorial aoronity ovor tho savngety and miscry in n ncighboring island, and havo drawn tho applauso of tho galleries both in tho capitol at Washington and all ovcr tho United Statcs by thoir elo qucnt cspouaal of tho causo of tho Cu bans and tho causo of humanity. Al tho closo of a tcchnical nrgument on tho powcr of rccognition of tho inde pondencoof a new candidato for na tionality, Scnator Daniel said: "Thcro haa boen a condition of war in Cuba for two ycars and a half. Tho diplomacy of tho Spanish government haa succecdcd in blinding tho oyes of tho diplomata of tho Unltcd Statcs to tho rcalization of that fact. But the world knowa tho fact that thcro is war in Cuba high-handed, rcd-handed, bloody. lamentable, cruel, savago war war in which Spain has employed a largcr army than tho British govern mcnt ever scnt to put down the insur rection of the American colonics in 1770. And that army is opposcd by an army on tho othcr side. It may bo that the tactics of that other army havo beon thoso which Georgo Washington advised Braddock to follow not to march in solid divisions, whero thoy could be mowed down by artillery, but to attack tho encmy according to such weapons as they had opportunity to employ. Now when Congress under takes to recognize that fact of war wo nre told that wc must not do it. Con gress must not demeau itself in tho spirit of ueighborship and humanity to a atruggliug peoplo bccausc it might be conceived to be inimical to Spoin. I shall not bc restrained by that conBid eration. But it is not inimical to Spain. Wc havo tho right, in all good friond ship to Spain, to realize towaid her rules which she realized and which all Europo realized, aud which tho United States, through its presideut and gen erals, realized when wo had civil war in this country that when tho guns were thunderiug they could hear them, that when tho soldiera wero marching and flghting they could aee them marching and lighting. It ia a fact that there is war in Cuba whether wo record it in our resolulion or not. It ia a fact that there is public war in Cuba whether wo sympathize with Cu ba or with Spaiu. And, it being a fact, it is an act of humanity for us 10 deal with it and to throw tho great moral weight of thia government so as to see that the war is conductcd with aa closo an approxiniation to Christiau usagcs and civilized customa aa ia practicatle under the circumstances. It ia said that this meanB war. I deny it. If Spain should declare war upon us; if aho should aeek to fomcnt war against us because.we recognize the belliger cncy of her former subjects who havo been flghting her for two and a half years, she will havo an unjust cauae of complaint and war against us, and wo will have a juat cause of complaint and war againat her. I do not want to see the American peoplo iuvolved in war. I look upon war as one of tho grcatcst calamities that can befall tho human raco But there ia ono other grealercalamity, and that is to havo tho high public spirit of a grcat nation so dead that it looka upon plunder and murder and ar son with indifference, to bavo tho pub lic spirit of a gicat nation so deadened that it hesitates or delays one instant to go forward and do a proper act be cause of fear of war." Mr. Daniel went on to arguo that, as Cuba ia right at our doors, we havo juat ground for intervention. But asido from that we have, ho said, assumed an obligation toward Cuba by warning tho countries of Europo that we will not permit thom to meddle with her affairs. " Eealizing that to bo an obligation," ho said, "I still would not havo thia country act hastily about it. I would not have it act uncautiously about it, but in clcar and aure-footed alepa I would go forward, and let tho peoplo in Cuba know that wo expect them to bo accorded by Spain belligerent righta; that we expect their prisoners to bo treated aa prisoners of war and not shot down aa dops, and that tho modern Christiau civilization of tho great Amer ican republic Bhall givo checr to thoso that aro oppreaaed and mourning to tnoso wno would oppreaa tnem. .Let ua rccognizo thebelligerency of tho Cuban peoplo, which is u fact, and in sending bread to our own peoplo tbero aa an act of charity, let ua act to thoso who aro engaged in tnia awlul atrite in an equal spirit of justice." Great applauBo in tho callories.l On tho following day, when Son- ator Morgan's resolutlon rccogniz ing the beligcrency of tho Cubana was beforo tho Senate, Mr. Mason, Illinois' now Senator, mado hls maiden Bpeech. II e Btirred up tho sympathetic crowus in the galierics anu provoKcu angry rotorts from Hoar of Massachu setls and Halo of Mainc. To provo that tho hour had como for tho passago oi tho Morgan resolutlon, Mr. Mason rcad from tho Fresident'd Cuban mosBai'o to show tho nctuul condition of thlugs in Cuba. " Who forced tho 600 Americans into atarvation ho askod. Whether It was tho Snanlards or the insurgents it Is equally plain that war exists. If it does not exist, then it oucht to." "Eicht hundrod starving Americana in tho island of Cuba," ropeateu Mr. Mason, " anu yot wo boaBt of tho power of tho Unltcd States to protect its citizens." With blllug sarcitBUi tho Souator ro fcrrcd to tho fear of cortaln Scnators to do anytbing that would bo annoying to spain. lio ucscribcu tno conultlou of tho starving and cutraged Ameri cans, and scorcd tho mlnority of tho Scnato for provcnting actlon on their bohalf. "But tho mlnority is always tho Scnato," ho shoutcd, and tho Scn ators laugheu at tuo well-placeu lm. Tho Scnator had nowspapor accounts rcad to ctrtlfy to tho cxiBtonco ofa lcgitlmato and lcgally organizcd Cuban government, dwolling at longth upon its workings. Senator Wcllington in terruptcd to ask if this was tho kind of ovidenco that is to bo rclicd upon to provo tho cxistonco of a Cuban govern ment. " If Cuba hclds her covornmcnt under tho trces with only tho atars of God ovcr it," ropllcu Mr. Mason, "l am for that govornmcut just tho samo." Senator Gafilnger submlttcd an oillcial documont, printed by tho authority of tho Senalo, to provo tho nclual cxist onco of tho Cuban government. " A governmont on paper," shouted Mr. Wollington. " That's moro than Wash ington had at Valley Forgo," roplicd Mr. Mason, Mr. Wcllington insistcd that back of Washington was tho Con tinonlal Congress, and with much pas Bion ho chargcd Mr. Mason with falsi fying history for tho bcncllt of tho Cuban InaurgontB. Mr. Mason replied that Mr. Wcllington should not got ex clted, and rcpeated that Washington had only a paper government at Valley Forgo, and paper, morcover, " not worth a continontal damn." " Wo pro poso togivo you what Washington gavo the English at Valley Forgo," ho shout cd. At this tho applauso was so great that "Vice-Prosident Hobart read tho rulo against it, and warncd tho spec tators againat Us rcpolition. "I got my Cuban doctrines from St. Loui8," ho declared, "and I adhero to them." Ile then savagely attackcd tho. mlnority for flllibuBtcring against tho Cuban res olulion. Tho Rcpubllcan party nover broko its nledges when it had tho lecis- lativo power to fulflll it, ho said. Tho Cuban plank of tho last natlonal con- ventiou, written by senator Louge, anu which was axloptcd whilo tho rafters rang with applauso and checrs, must bo uveu up to, anu iiepunilcan aena tors who Btcm to havo gono to sleep and forgotten their plcdgea must arouso themselves in Cuba's cauee. Senator Mason read striking instances of Spanish outrages upon Cuban inBur gents. Would this great, powerful na tion submit to such things? Ho stood in tho United States Senate, a freo man, anu demanutu tnat tno nanu ot this government bo raised to protect uumaniiy. lio was opposeu 10 war, but if war wero to como aa a rer.lv to the notice of frce America that liberty and humanity suall prevail anu (Juba bo free, then, in God's name, let war come. The lone and excitinr; debato in the Senate on the joiut resolution tcrrai- nateu on Xliursuuy anu tuo resolution passed tho Senate by a vote of 41 to 14. Tho resolution as passed Is as follows: " Itesolved, That a condition of public war exists betwecn the government of Spain and tho government, prcclaimed and for some time maiuatiued by foice of arme, by the peoplo of Cuba, and that the United States of America shall maintaiu a strict neutrality be twecn tho contenuing ptirlies, accoru- iug to each all the rights of belliger ents in the porta and territory of tho United Statee." An analysis of tho voto Bhows that tho ailirmativo was east by 18 republicans, 19 democrats and four populists, and the negative 12 republicans and two democrats. Senator Thurston apoke elcquently and at considerablc leugtn. iiu closcu nis spoech by declaring that tho United Statea should send her Btrongest battle ship to Cuba and atation her'in the har bor of Havana, where her frowning guns might revive hopo in those strug gling to bo free. Just beforo the voto was taken iir. iiaio ot Aiaine, wno naB been tho recognized leader of tho op position to tho resolution, aroso for a llnal word of protest. Ho spoko with tntensc earncstneBB and reeling, with a tingo of bitteruess in his toucs. It was evident, hc said, that nothing now could stay tho courso of tho Senate in nassinc this reBolution. In the voto just taken tho foreign policy of this administration nau ueen uiciateu, anu dictated by thoso in opposition to it. " I beliove," conlinueu Mr. Hale, " that the passago of this resolution in volves the United States poBsibly and, I fear, probably iu war in the near fu- ture." wnen tno presiuing ouicer an nounced tho passago of tho resolutlon yeas, 41; nays, 14 the pent-up feel ing of the spectators found expression in a noisy and long continued demon Btration. Mr. Chandler, who was in tho chair, pounded his gavel, and Mr. Howley, Bpringing to his feet, ex claimed, "I protest ngainst tho mob." The Houao of Kenresentatives is en- tltled to commendation for its refusal to concur with the Senate in repealing Fresident Cleveland's forest reservation order. In order to speak cvcn mildly of tho Senato'a action ono must induigo very largeiy in mentai reservation. Tiie big shrinkugo reported in tho estato of tue lato Tneodoro A. llavo- moycr looks very liko another instanco of a succesBful ovaslon of the inherit anco tnx by making gonorouB gifts to one's neirs beloro dcatn. Descihde briefly tho way a woman gets off a Btreet car, said tho supcrin tcndent to the applicant for a poaition as conductor. Tho wrong way, was tuo answor. (JoirLCt, said tuo super indent. And tho applicant was straight way engaged. Tiiib is tho only troublo I over got into. Batd a citizeu ot ArKansas uny aa his neighbora drew him, wet and Bhiv ering, from a clatcru, that didn't havo a woman at tno bottom oi u. Thoy, Vt., March 24, 1897. Wo ro coived tho paper dolls sent for ono trade-mark from Hood's Pllla and tcn conts in stampa. Wo havo takon Hood's Sarflaparilla with benellcial ro sulta. Wo flnd that it builda up tho system, and aro thankful that thero ia bo good a mtdicino. J. Q. Buck, Box 15. Hood's Pills aro tho favorito family cathattlc, easy to tako, easy to oporate. What Kiiglishincu Tlilnk of Our In dlffcrcnco to Cuba. In tho articlo entitled " EnUodes of tho Montb," with which tho May nutn ber of the London National Jieview bo gins, tho cditor fxnreescs tho amnzc mcnt with which his countrymcn re gard our poreletcut rofusal not only tc putnn end by dircct intervention to thi disgrnccful Btalo of things in Cuba, but cvcn to rccognizo tho rbvolutionists as belligerents. Tho National Iltvitw does not con slder that tho sorvicos of a special cotn mlssloner aro rcqulrcd for tho purpoao of asccrlalning that n stato of public war cxists in Cuba. It has obtalned during tho laBt two ycara all tho ovi denco nccded on that point from tho London Ttmes, which haa ono thor oughly trustworthy correspondent on thia sido of tho Atlantic, namcly, its corrcepondcnt at Havana. A rcccnt lottor from him has disslpated,so far as England ia conccrned, tho dolusions which Gon. Woyler sought to propa gato, tho dclusions, namcly, that tho grcater part of tho island has been paciQed and that tho capturo of Macco's successor was a death-blow to tho in Burrcction in Pinar del Rio. As tho Tfmts correspondent poiuts out, not a Binglo provinco is held effcctivoly by tho largo Spanish nrmles, and oven in Pinar del Kio, which haa beon " paci flcd" so often, "tho watch flrcs of tho insurgents wero lately to ho seen from tho streets of tho provincial capital at night;" and railway communicntion with Havana could only bo conductcd under milltaiy escort, and was occa sionally interrupted by the wrecking of trains. It is truo that tho Spaniards aro still masters of tho coast towns acd their immcdiato surroundings, but in tho other parts of tho island, whero they hold any ground at all, they aro exposed to tho constant barassment of guorrilla warfare, and they havo won no lasting victory. Tho National Iitvkw is disposed to queation the propriety of npplying tho term " rebels " to men Who for upward of two years have de flcd succcsBfully tho greatest forco that has ever crossed tho Atlanlic; but, if rebcla they aro, tho fact ia called to mind that. invariably on tho withdrawal of Spanish troops from any district, tuey return anu rcsumo commanu oi the-countiY. Asfor tho i.conomic con dition of Cuba, thia ia pronounced past praying for. The garrisou towns are full of starving women and children, whom Gon. Wtyler, incapablo of cop ing with their husbands and fathers, has expelled from thclr rural homes. Wueat and omer proviaions aro rapiuiy approaching famino prices, and the prospcct is, beyond description, dismal. Tho Naliomd Review says, till rc cently, tho ono hopeful elcmcnt dis- cernabie by lingusnmcn in tue uistress ing situation was tho posslbility of American intervention. PrcBident Mc- Kinhy, howover, haa been in ofllce for aome two momns, anu as yet our siaic Department haa given no sign of an in tention to interposo botween Spain and htr American victim. Even Senator Morgan's resolution, in favor of tho rclativdy trivial conccssion of acknowl edsiine tho Cuban revolutionists as bc- ligerente, is held up in tho Sonate by men who are not asnameu to appear as the apologists of Spanish atrocitics. The National Jieview suagesta that if the long-dcfcrred recognitlon of bel llgorency is the utmost help wo can hold out to thountortunato uuoans,tno European handling of tho Crolan ques tion cannot be by any means bo con temptiblo as its critics imagino. 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J4L iiunariHii oi iein SOLDIERS' BUD6ET, Tho SoMler's StockliiK. fn tho cotlogo doorway i Ittlni? I a lovclr inaldeu knlttlnif, Kccdlei lla.lilDK In the llftht, TaperflnKer,.oftnd white, Kyea downca.t ln iwcet Intent O'er tlio homely itocklnjr bent. Applo blooin softljr falllng, Itolilns to eacli othcr calllnR, lleea from olt tho acenteri clorcr HummliiK with their awtetne.i ovcr, l)o not ralie the carneat facc, Full of aweetneaa, full ot gracc, Slantlng aunhoama In tho ahlmmcr Of her golden rlngleta gliminer, Wcatern hrceze with aoft careaaea Oently lltta the wavlng treaiea, Itlver glldlt ir, alnglnR by Caunot catch her dtooplng eyc. llark, aruitllnKlntlio branchej, Jlloaaoma fnllln avalanchea, Strange frult for an apple trce. " l'rlthee, what la thia?" aald aho, For from out the branchea green Smlllng face la qulckly aeen. EuilllDK face, but not of mald, Ilavtn halr-jea, l'm afraid Underneath that atraw hat'i brlm Lorlng glancea caat by him liver on our little knitter Will for atockinge ijulte unnt her. " You eUll htre?" aho aald, unheedlriR All thoao glancea aoft and pleadlng. " You atlll here, with bleedlng, d;lng l'atilota on the green earth lylng, Calllng to you from afar, From the hcat and duat of war? Eeo thia atocklng, heartf elt bleatlng In wltli each warm fold l'm preailoK, For 'tla ot our boja In blue I am thlnklng, not of you. For their weary feet I etay, Knlttlng, knlttlDg all the day. Do not let your f ootatepa lag, Qo and aato the dear old Sag. When Ita f olda ahall proudly wave O.er a land wlthout a alave Then with you bealde me alttlng Maybe I'll put down my knlttlng." Apple bloaioma, aof tly falling, Itoblna to each other calllng, Mald alone ln doorway alttlng Still lntent upon her knlttlng, Homcly atocklng, taat upon .Sllver dropa fall one by one. Dead leavea through the alr are il;lng, Autumn winda are aadly alghlng, Smlllng fnce bealde the dcor Mald ahall look on nevermore. lly the firealde aadlr alttlng fctlll ahe pllea her homely knlttlng. " I have glven all," alghed ahe, "All that waa moat dear to me. Ho that waa my f ond heart'a prldo Sleepa ln g'ory alde by aldo With the tiue, the noble, brave That have dled their land to aave." Snowllakea falling on the ground, Soft and white the cottage round. fc'ad the lcafleaa trees Htnocg Whlpponill chanta pen.lve aong. lly the firealde tadly alttlng Ia the maiden, knlttlng, knlttlng. St. I'aul Dally Treaa. JJcttcr Ucglbtrntlon at Rctiiiious. We need a better registration at tho Grand Army rtunious. Tho present system of entering names at each stato headquarters ib no gocd; the book is constantly being used, thero is no time to examino it, and if thero were the eyesight of tho majority of tho boys would nrevent tho flnding of friends' names eandwiched among so many, mostly badly written names. Wo don't write as plain as we used to and our tingers aro not so nimblc. Wo attcnu tneso rcunions to meet our particular friends thoso that wero in our own company or rcgiment, par ticulatly tho former. We knew them; wo marchtd, 6lept, ato with them, for aged and fought with them; we trusted them; we knew wnen mey went into a light with ua they wouldn't run away; we knew that thty would risk their lives for us as freely as we would ours for them, and a leeling grow up be tweeu us that was more than a frater nal one, and though wo aro glad to meet the G. A. K. comrades in general, wo aroa hundred timeB gladder to meet our own company comraues anu ic- tensely disappointeu to unu tnat several comrades wcrc at a recent reunion and that wo failcd to meet them. At Ctlumbua I went into the probato oflice, which was Michigan's headquar ters, to register. 1 was early anu the mau in chargo was an Ohio man, and he renuested me to tako charge of the Michigaa registratlon until tho proper olllcers arriveu. l agrceu ana iook my seat at the ofllce table. I looked the book over and found about 100 names registered. Tho flrst question aaked by tho boys as tney registerea wbb: "ls any of my company or reglment here?" lt was naiu to answer wunout looking tho book entirely over, and while look ing a dczen comrades wero waiting to register. Thoy wero eo anxious to meet tlieir friends that I mado up my mind rieht thoro and then that I would help them out. I got ono of tho boys to tako chargo of tho book whilo I hunted arounu tno cnico tor somo paper. l found a pilo of white card board about 30x15 inchcs, and ruled it off in twelvo columnB for tho cavalry and ten for tho infantry, lettcreu the columns and numbered tho shoetB.one for each regi- ment, and in a very snort timo we haa them registcring in their own regiment and in tlioir company column. Then, alter transiemng tno uook to tno regl mental rostera, when a comrade asked if any ono of his company or regiment had arrivcd I handed him tho fiheet of his regiment, and his cxclamatlonB of joy at flnding names of his comrades were ampio pay ior tue miie iroutno l was at. Occasionally I would hear a group of boys, aftcr handing them a list, "Great Scott, boys, our old cap tain ls herc. I havcn't seen him slnco tho war. Whero can we flnd him?" "His addross is there." I would an swor; "both whero ho lives and whero ho is stopping; but ho will probably bo around hero soon." Thero was somo delay of tho trains, and the Michigan headquarters wero delayod, so that I had tho regiBtration for neaily two days,and a majority of tho boys had rcgistored and weio Immcnsely pleased with tho system. At St. Paul I presented rujself at Michigan headquarters' room, and fiuud no olllcers had arrivcd, and qulto a number of tho boys wero reglstering on slips of paper aud piling them up on tho tablo, aud I rolatcd my expericnco at Columbus. Tho idea scomcd to slriku them, and a small collectlou waa mado for stationary, tho cards pro- parcd, and each rcglment reiriBtorod by itself. Mcn camo iu and found thoir company and reglment rcgistored by it self. Tho ldcascemcd to pleaso overybody oxcept tho headquurtcrs. When thoy arrtocd they prompllycleared tho room. Headquarlers wero for the arranginff of tho march and other businesa, and registratlon or flnding comradcs was of aecondary conBlderatton, and I havo no doubt but our lUts wero promptly con signed to tho wastcbasket. I would rccorumend two rooms for headquartorB ono for comrades to register and meet, and tho other for tho buBlnessthat requlresthoejectment of comrades at ovciy encampmcnt that I havo attendcd. Mlchigan Vcteran, in Natlonal Trlbune. " llero'u Your Mule," John A. Goddard writes: "I was stationed at Carap Wilkina in 1845, ncar Fort Jeasup. La., whero a part of Gen. Tajlor's brigado was, conalsting of tho Sccond dragoona, Thlrd and Fourth infantry, tho latter being sta tioned at Camp Celebrity, near by. Wo wero about mid-way botween tho Ited ond Sabino rivors, and ln a wllder ness country, very sparaely sottlod. Tho populatlon consisted of Oreoles and Indiana, who princlpally lived on tho aoldiers. The camps wero flooded with buahwhackers, robbers and gam blers. Tho bayonet and bowio knifo wero brought into play in combat to eettle the dlsputes. " On one occasion, in June, 1845, a vcteran of Company F, took a threo day s' furlough to cross the Sabine into the now Texas, taking his chances of being waylaid or delayed, and held as a deserter, for the bounty of 830 paid on all Buch. A soldier was detectcd by his walk, although wo wero allowed to dressin citizens' clolhes, and at any moment wo might flnd ourselves look ing into the muzzle of a rifle. "On the way out Corporal Jones found himsclfin this poBition, and he, thinking discretion tho better part of valor, aurrendered. After mucn delay on tho partof hiB captors, acompromiso was made, in which o mule would bo furnished on tho next day for tho com fortablo convoyance of the tired and footsore prisoner into camp, thereby making eure of tho prize money. " Corporal Jones was given lodging and footl. The next day he rode into camp, just as the writer was being potted on guard at tho entrance, and beforo tho expiration of hia pass. His captor rodo up to the ofllcial headquar ters of Captain Barbor, then adjutant, to deliver up hls prisoner and take tho reward, but to his great diaappoint ment, Jones drew from his pocket a pass, and, after seluting the oflicer, de livered it up. Then turnini; to his would-be captor with a very polite bow, hc remarked, Here's your mule, and much obliged for my ride.' " Ahraliani Lincoln's Mercy, Mr. Lincoln wbb by naturo singularly merciful. The eaao with which ho could be reached by persons who might proflt by his clemency gave rise to many nctablo scenes in tho White House during the war. Upward of twenty deserters wero senteaced at one timo to bo shot. Tho warrants for their execution wero sent to Mr. Lin coln for his approval. Hc refused to sign them. The commanding .general to whom the condemned mcn belonged was indignant. Ho hurried to Wash ington. Mr. Lincoln had listened to moving petitions for mercy from hu mano persons who, liko himeelf, wero ahocked at tho idea of the execution of moro than a score of misguidcd men. His resolution waa flxed, but hls rulo was to see every man who had buslness with him. Tho irato commander was admitted into Mr. Lincoln's private cfllce. With soldierly bluntness;ho told tho president that mercy to the fow was ciuelty to the many; that executive clemency in such a case woulu bo a blow at mllitary dis clpllne; and that unless the condemned men wero made examples of the army itself would be iu danger. "General," said Mr. Lincoln, "there are too many wceping widows ln the United States now. For God's sake, don't ask me to add to tho number, for I tell you plain ly, I won't do it!" Ho believed that kind words were better for the poor fellows than cold lead, and subsequent events showed that he was right. Tho Other Sldc. A good example of an ambiguous an swer 1b reported by a Northern tourist as coming from tho pilot of asteamboat on the coast of Georgia. Tho tourist, who is a Yankee and was a Union sol dier, waa engaged in an easy conversa tion with tho pilot, who told war rem iniscences of an interesting character, without, howevor, dirtctly intimating that ho had any personal part in them. Finally, tho Yankeo asked, point blank, " Which sido were you on dur ing tho war?" Tho pilot gavo him a glanco which acemed to say, " You aro too inquisi tlve," aud then answered, " I was on tho othor sido." Then ho changed thc subjcct of cou veisation. Tho Northern vialtor is still spcculating as to which the " other sido" was; tho other sido from tho questioner's, tho other side from the sido Goorcia was on, tho othor side of ! the occan, or tho other sido of tho Ca- nadian boruor. St. Petek (to applicant). What was jour busineas when on earth? Ap plicant Editor of a nowspaper. St. I'eter Big circulatlon, of course? Ap plicant No; small, smallesl in tho country. St. Feter Pick out your harp. Wife Wo havo been marricd twelvo ycars and not onco iu that timo havo I misscd baking you a cako for your biithday. Have I deai? Hubby No, my pot. I can look back upon thoso cakes aa mllo atones in my lifc. " Some of tho world's flnest lltora turo is out of print," remarked tho bibliophlle. "That's right" ropliod tho poet. " I can't get an cditor to touch my produclions. Washington Star.