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J It. I j AWTON , Kriitor ami Proprietor. VOLUME XVI. Enterprise. DEVOTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HOME INTERESTS. NEW IBERIA, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1900. Subscription, )Jt 1 ,!so per Annum. NUMBER 25 M % \1, W W V/ \V XV Job Printing Did You Say? Well, we should rather think we ARE prepared to turn it out. If you are an 'unbeliever' one trial order will suffice for your conversion. New Presses. New Type. Neat Execution. Thats Our Drawing Card. And we never fail to 'ketch on' to your second order. of of of so Prices ? Now friend, really, that's the most insignificant part of our business. .We don't want the earth and we despise wrangling You'll find us keeping right up with the proces sion when it comes to PRICES N. B.-rLook for us in the first set of fours just behind the band wagon. DROP IN AND SEE US. NEW IBERIA ENTERPRISE. MAIN STREET. POSTOFFIOE BUILDING. SOUTHERN PACIFIC. Main L.lne. kast bound. wist boi'nd. 6— 1:0ft P. M. I No. 5— 1:09 P. M H — 3:24 A. M. I No. 7— 1:04 A 10— 2:20 P. M. ) No. it— 2:ft5 P IHurld A Vermilion miU Suit Mine Brunch. 3:10 P. M. I N(i St. M««rtlnvlll*s Branch. 1:10 P. M. I No. Malls Arrive. K kom K as T -7 A. M.; 1 :20 P. M.; 3:0ft P. M K rom YV est —7 A. M.; 1 :20 P. M.; 2:30 I'. M From Abbeville, Oorouen, Pcloambrc, Murrol A very »ml Krntli, 10:20 A. M.. daily. From Duboin and Lydia. 12 M., dally except Hunday. From Loreau ville, 12 M. and 9 P. M., dally ex opt Sunday. From Morbihan, 12 M-, daily except Suntlay, From St. Mar tiuvllle, 12:30 P. M . dally. Malls Close. G0INOEAST~12:40P . M.; 2:20 P. M,;7:30 P. M OOINO W Ï 8 T-12 :40 P.M.; 1 :50 P. M.; 7:30 P. M Abbeville, Avery Island, Delcambro, Dorouen Marcel and K.rath mails close 3 P. M. dally. Duboin and Lydia mails close at 3 P, M„ daily except Sunday. Loreauvllle mall closes 6 A. M. and 3 P. M dally except Sunday. Morbihan mall closes 3 P. M., daily except Sunday. St. Martlnville mail closes 12:50 P. M. daily (OFFICIAL.) POLICE JURY ORDINANCE. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the Parish of Iberia, that in pursuance of Act No. 20 of the Acts of the Oeneral Assem bly of tho State of Louisiana of 1898, that the office of Inspeetor of weights and measures is hereby created for the Parish of Iberia. Be it further ordained : That the Police Jury of Iberia Parish shall elect some suit able person as Inspector of weights and measures of Iberia Parish as soon as prac ticable, who shall serve for the space of four years from tho date of his election, or until his successorin office shall have been duly elected and qualified Be it farther enacted : That Iberia Parish shall be provided, at the expense of said parish, with a set of weights and measures to correspond with those in use by the State of Louisiana, the same to be kept by the Clerk of Court. Section 3914. Be it ordained : That it shall be the duty of the person thus olected to visit all places of business their parish onco in each year, and at any other time when, on complaint or by re' quest, his services may be required, and to inspect all weights and measures used in the places of business, and when found to correspond with the standard of the state, to seal them or to give a written certificate of their correctness ; but when found to disagree with the standard of the state the Inspeetor shall forbid their further use until they shall have been corrected, approved and sealed. It shall also be the duty of the Inspector to attend upon all calls made upon him for performing the duties of his office. Section 3915. Bo it ordained : That it shall be the duty of this Inspector to see that no other weights and measures but those established by law be made use of within the limits of the parish ; and in ease of negligence or breach on the part of the Inspector he shall be condemned to person elected Inspector, sealer of weights and measures shall be entitled to and re ceive the following fees : For each yearly visit and inspection of a full set of steel yards, or of scales with their weights, or of balances with their weights, or of a bushel measure and its parti,or of a gallon measure and its parts, or a set of yard pay a fine iu>t exceeding two hundred nor less than one hundred dollara. Seetion 3010. Be tt«rdfthie4 : Tbatthe measure and its parts, or a set of yard stick!, they shall receive twenty-five cents and no more ; for sealing eaeh weight and measure, five cents ; for the examination of each platform seale, cotton and tobacco Bcale, and its apparatus, fifty cents, and for sealing the same, fifty cents ; the fees in all oases to be paid by the owners of the weights and measures inspected and sealed. The stamp shall be impressed and payment required for doing the same only on such as have not been stamped, or such as, having once been stamped, are found so defective as to require to be regulated with the standard. Section 3920. Be it ordained : That the Inspeetor only shall have the power to stamp weights and measures, and upon the stamp shall be the initials of the In spector's name. Seotion 3921. Be it ordained : That no person shall buy or sell any oommodity whatsoever, by weight or measure, which does not correspond with the aforesaid standard or is not stamped, after the said parish haa procured the said standard of weights and measures as aforesaid ; oi shall keep any sueh weights or measures for the purpose of buying or selling there by, under the penalty of fifty dollars for eaeh offenoe, besides the forfeiture of the weights and measures found to be false; and of a fine of ten dollars when the weights and measures Bhall be found to be just, though not stamped ; said fine to be recovered before any tribunal of competent jurisdic tion—one-half to the benefit of the infor mer, and the other half to the parish of Iberia. Section 3922. Bo it ordained: That whoever shall make or cause to be made use of, or shall utter false stamps or seals, shall, on conviction thereof, be subjected to the pains and penalties of forgery of the laws of this state. Seetion 3924. Be it ordained : That the person appointed to inspect and seal weights and measures may employ assist ance when necessaiy, at his own ex pense, but shall not commit his functions to a substitute without being subject to dismissal by the poliee jury. Seetion 3925. Be it ordained : That there shall be in this parish a dry measure, to be known under the name of a barrel, whieh shall contain three and a quarter bushels, according to the American stand aid, and shall be divided into half and quarter barrels. Seetion 3926. Be it ornained: That ooal shall be sold by the barrel or buahel measure ; grain shall be sold by the barrel, bushel or weicht. The legal weight of a buahel of wheat shall be sixty pounds ; of a buahel of corn, fifty six pounds ; of a buahel of oats, 32 pounds, of a buahel of barley, 32 pounds ; and of a bushel of rye, 32 pounds. it farther ordained : That all ordin ances in eonfliet or contrary herewith be and the aame are hereby repealed. Adopted unanimously. This 21st day of Jane, ▲. D. 1900. J. F. Buttai », President, A. B. Romero , Secretary. The ENTERPRISE -BOX FILE.. o^fceMirket AT RETAIL OR IK JOB LOTS AT Lawton's News Stand. MRS. W. H. WILLS, FURNISHED ROOMS. «MS Canal St, NEW ORLEANS. UL The Enterprise. XXXX. VVVOCOOCO'XÏSC'J'JC OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF IBERIA PARISH AND TOWN OF NEW IBERIA. scorching arraingnment of Mckinley. United States Senator George L. Wellington, of Maryland (Republi can), has made a formal statement to the New York World of his at titude in the present campaign. The language he uses iu denouncing President McKiuley, whom he charges as beiug guilty of deception and deliberate falsehood, in order to secure votes for the Paris treaty, is decidedly vigorous and to the point. Senator Wellington says : "I am unalterably opposed to the re-election of President McKinley. Bryan is a bettor man in every way thau McKinley, and I regard his election as essential to the preser vation of the Republic. "I regard the Philadelphia plat form as a grave departure from the faith of our fathers. It is not the Republicanism of Lincoln, but an indorsement of the inimioal policies foisted upon the country by Mc Kinley. "I am an anti-imperialist. 1 do not talk oue way in Congress and another way ou the outside, nor do I talk one way and act another. I am not like old Hoar—able to ap peal to the past and the future, and then stultify myself. I see only the present. The past is gone anil the future can take care of itself ; but I'll help take care of the present. 'I am covinced there is a secret alliance with England beyond any doubt. You remember the cry that was raised against Cleveland of subserviency to P^ngland. There was not one-quarter the ground for it that there is for the same cry against McKiuley. Ile would not dare do a thing that would be un acceptable to England, for he is nothing more than an English pro consul. President McKinley has be trayed me. I was opposed to the Paris peace treaty and would never have voted for its ratification of my own volition. I told the presideut so, and he induced me to vote for it by solemnly pledging me that it was not the iutention of himself or the government to forcibly hold or permanently acquire the Philip pines. He further said that his per sonal desire was to restore law and order in the islands and then sub mit the matter to Congress, with ... . , . - ta® id«» Of having it grant absolut# - freedom and self-government to the Filipinos. With that pledge from President William McKinley I voted for the treaty. Without it I never should have done so. "The resolution I offered in the Senate, and which was the basis of Senate, and which was the basis of my speech on the Philippine ques tion, provided for exactly what the President himself told me he desired to bring about. "Bryan is absolutely right on the one great issue involved in this campaign, and, with the money question at rest for four years, he is a bigger, a better and a safer man than McKinley. Even if the money question were not settled, Bryan is a man of too much sense to undertake to tamper with the currency. Bryan is certaiu to be our next President, and I shall be glad to see him elected. McKinley is totally unfit for the office of President, because he is so weak aod vacillating that he can't stick to an opinion over night. If he could know his own mind and be consistent for twenty-four hours at a time he might do, but such a thing is impossible with him, for tBfet reason he is uufit to be Presi dent." $IOO Reward $100. The readers of this paper will be pleas ed to learn that there is at least one dread' ed disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh Ball's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure known to the medical fraternity. Ca tarrh being a constitutional disease, re quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers, that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes timonials. Address, F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. The magnificent steel viaduct across Manhattan Valley, the na tural depression along the Hudson River front between Morningside Heights and Washington Heights is rapidly nearing completion. This viaduct, when finished, will connect the Riverside Drive at One Hundred and Thirty-fifth street with the Boulevard Lafayette, and give ko New York a continuons high, level boulevard from Seventy second street to the western end of Dykeman street, a distance of more than seven miles. The quicker you stop a cough or cold the less danger there will be of fatal lung trouble. One Minute Cough Cure is the only harmless remedy that gives immedi ate results. You will like it. Julius Koch. Kentucky tobacco growers do not want their weed sampled by ware house man at the rate of ten pounds per bogt head. Lawyers will have something to chew on. What moat people want ta something mild and gentle, when iu need of a phy sic. Chamberlain'a Stomach and liver Tablets fill the bill to a dot. They are eaay to take and pleasant in effeet. For aale by Jamea A. Lee. w With refereuce to the boast of the republican platform, that "in the short three years of the present re publican administration an excess of exports over imports in the enormous sum of $1,483,537,004" has been rolled up, we arc asked to explain why that increased excess means increased impoverishment of the country. This is the question : Of course the persons who man ufactured (or grew) and who sold those exports got paid in money, and it was to their advantage to sell them. Then why was it not an advantage to the country at large? Undoubtedly it was to tho advan tage of the producers, all things considered, to sell their products. Else they would not have sold them. It is true, also, that thoy got money or its equivalent in return for their goods. But it by no means follows that the country is richer. To un derstand this more clearly, consider a tributary country — such as Palestine, for instance, under the Roman empire. The producers of Palestine got pay for their products, and it was to their advantage to sell them ; but the tribute that went out of the province as excessive exports to Rome was of no ad vantage to Palestine. She was impoverished by it. So with Ire land. The producers there get pay for their products, and it is to their advantage to sell them ; but the reuts that go from the island as ex cessive exports make Ireland poor. This is true also of Egypt. The fellahin are paid for their products, and it is to their advantage to sell them ; but the interest on Egyptian bonds held abroad is a form of tri bute which tends, by making ex cessive exports, to impoverish Egypt as a whole. Keeping in miud the principle suggested above, tnru to our own country. Our producers are paid for their products, and it is to their advautage to sell them. But some of these producers pay rent to an Astor or a Lord Scully, and pro ducts to the amouut of the whole or part of that rent are exported, be cause these meu live abroad. That makes no direct difference to the rent payers as individuals. Siuce they would have to pay the rent anyhow, it does not immediately concern them individually that it goes ultimately to a mau iu London, instead of going to a man iu New York. Yet the country at large is poorer. That is, there is less wealth in the country if that wealth be comes ajaexport to LondonvyitbouJ. an equivalent import, fhan IherS] an equivalent import, IherS] would be if it remaiued here. This is true likewise if the excessive ex port be for the purpose of paying tourists' expenses. The tourists have their enjoyment for their ex penditure, but the aggregate of wealth in their country is thereby lessened. It is also true of wealth shipped abroad for dividends and interest on stocks and bonds. The individuals who pay the dividends and interest to foreigners are no poorer as individuals than if they paid them to their compatriots ; but there is consequently less wealth in the country. And so of all ship ments of wealth abroad for which no return shipments of wealth are made. Individuals may be no worse off as such and directly, but the country is thereby drained of wealth. From October 1, 1834, to June 30, 1900, American exports and im ports as reported by the treasury department, have been in the ag gregate as follows, M. for merchan dise, G. for gold and S. for silver : Exports. 1J131,002,753,052 2,270,534,35(1 . 1,237,519,288 Imports. $28,04(1,01 l,(Hi3 1,351,851,832 «79,578,089 <134,510,80(5,096 #30,077,410,684 The total excess, therefore, of outgoing wealth over incoming wealth, for the 65 years and 9 months, ending June 30, 1000, was $4,433,366,012.— The Public. Chinese are dangerous enemies, for they are treacherous. That's why all counter feits of De Witt' s Witch Hazel Salve are dangerous. They look like DeWitt's, but instead of the all-healing witch hazel they all contain ingredients liable to irritate the skin and cause blood poisoning. For piles, injuries and skin diseases use the original and genuine DeWitt's Hazel Salve. Julius Koch. Mr. McKinley's junior partner was not always the strenuous ad vocate of conquest that he now sets up to be. There was a time when his policy of expansion was the same as that of the democratic platform of Kansas City which he now condemns. It was expansion without imperialism. He formu lated this policy once in a life of Bejnton, which he wrote. Consid ering in that book the question of annexing the Canadian province, he said : "Of course no one would wish to see these or any other settled communities now added to our domain by force ; we want no un willing citizens to enter our union ; the time to have taken those lands was before settlers came into them. European nations war for the possession of thickly settled dis tricts which, if conquered, will for centuries remain alien and hostile to the conquerors. . We, wiser in onr generation, have seized, waste solitudes that lay near us; the limitless • forests and never-ending Idains, and the valleys of the great onely rivers, and have thrust our own sons into them to take posses sion." Mothers endorse it, children like it, old folk« use it. We refer to One Minute Cough Cure. It will qniekly eure all throat and lung troubles. Julius Koch. : New York, Aug. 7.—The Evening Journal prints the following: Camp of the Allies, Pei Tsang, Tuesday, Aug. 7.—The expedition of tho allies to relieve the besieged ministers at Peking left Tien Tsin on Friday. The advance guard of the army consisted of about 16,000 men. The expedition moved slowly, because it was fouud that the Chinese had placed many mines and torpedoes in tho Pei Ho river. As a consequence great care in navigating the stream was found necessary. The Japanese in the advance soon struck a force of tho euetny near Tien Tsin, and a skir mish followed. The Chinese fought well, and the Japanese suffered a loss of twelve men. The Chinese then retired upon Pei Tsang, about nine miles from Tien Tsin, where it had been reported the troops of Gens. Ma and Tung were massed. Scouts reported that three largo guns and many smaller cannon were in place in the Chinese en trenchments at Pei Tsang. A spy who had gone out in advance of the allies brought in the information that the Chinese force consisted of fully 40,000 men, well armed and strongly entrenched. Nevertheless, the allies pushed on energetically and with confidence. The Ameri can and British troops marched up the west bank of the river. The Russians and .lapanese moved along the east bank. Light-draft trans sport boats, with supplies and artil lery, moved slowly up the river between the columns. The weather was ideal and the troops were in good condition and high fightiug spirits. Pei Tsang was made Sun day at daylight. The Chinese troops were in a strong position. They were in deep trenches and had heavy breastworks. Many of the houses were loopholed. The ad vance of the allies was in the face of a hot fire. The resistance of the Chinese was most stubborn. For seven hours the result of the battle was in doubt. Then the allied troops rushed the Chinese position, and the Mongolians were driven from their trenches. The American troops did splendid execution, fighting most gallantly. The losses of tho allies were very heavy. Sore Kf/en. Dr. Jackson's Indian Eye Salve, a cer tain euro for weak and inllamed Sore Eyes. Price 25c. For sale by Julius Koch. ^ ^ . jugt p ^f; ot frotn snperior force but from consent of the governed, When the test comes I believe that those who adhere to the doc ■anta énriw4àiw will support our ticket even though they do not indorse the silver plank. A large majority of the demoorats believe that a restoration of bime tallism would prove a blessing, but the anti-imperialists who dispute this will admit that any evils that might arise from bimetallism could be corrected more easily than the evils which would follow from the deliberate indorsement of militarism and imperialism.— IFwt. J. Bryan. COLLIN'S AGUE CURE is without doubt the finest medicine it has ever been our lot to come in contact with. In addi tion to its chill qualities it is the finest liyer medicine wo have over taken. We know whereof we speak. This medicine is on sale at Koch's Drug Store. For several days rumors have been iu circulation that Senator George L. Wellington, Republican, of Maryland, bad decided to work agaiust President McKinley's re election. Until the Senator would make a personal statement the Journal has carefully refrained from publishing these rumors. At the Senator's home—Cumber land, Md.—in answer to an inquiry he made the following statement : "I am unalterably and forever opposed to imperialism, which I shall fight with all my power. I am opposed to President McKinley be cause he has deceived me in national affairs, and I shall oppose his re election. A Wife Says: 44 We have four children. With the first three I suffered almost unbearable pains from 12 to 14 hours, and had to be placed under the influence of chloroform. I used three bottles of Mother's Friend before our last child came, which ii a strong, fat and healthy boy, doing my homework up to within twcAoun of birth, and suf fered but a few hard pains. This lini ment is the grand est remedy ever Mother's Friend will do tot every woman what it did for the Minnesota mother who wrhes the above let ter. Not to use it during pregnancy is a mistake to be paid for in pain and suffering. Mother's Friend equips the patient with a strong body and dear intellect, which in turn are imparted to the child. It relaxes the muscles and allow» them to expand. It relieves morning sickness and nervousness, it puts all the organs c o nc e rned in perfect wMi n iwi for d» fi««! hour, so that the actual labor is short and practically painless. Dan* pr of rising or hard breasts is altogether avoided, and recovery b merely a matter «I a few days. DragxMs aeU Mather's Frkad tar SI a battle. Ihe hradflcld Regulator Co.. Atlanta, Ga. Band tor onr im lUoatrated booh. Wo arc told that King Humbert, of Italy, who was murdered last week, was loved by his subjects. How does anyone know that? When popular love lias to find ex pression through censored news papers, in a country where free speech if critical is suppressed, its genuineness may be fairly doubted. But that by the way. The question of affection is wholly aside from the case. Humbert expressed in his person a phase of deadly social disease. Though personally of simple tastes, he lived, neverthe less, in great luxury. His splended palaces were numerous in Italy. He had a fabulous income. And all his magnificence was maintained from taxes drained out of the cease less toil of a peasantry who are seldom above tho verge of starva tion. The relation between this terrible poverty on the one hand and Humbert's magnificence on the other is not direct. Ho could not have changed the condition. He was not person»lly to blame. Few victims of disease of any kind are themselves to blame. It only hap pens that they are in the path of its movement. So with him. Though no more to blame than any other among the thousands of his king dom, perhaps less to blame than many of his less conspicious sub jects, Humbert stood out as the great personification of that subtle power of pluuder to which the starving peasantry were victims. Just as a dying child at the milk less breast of a famished peasant mother would typify one extreme of this Godless sooial life, so King Humbert in his magnificent luxury typified the other. And so surely as the thought of that disin herited babe might stir up peas ant sympathy to the poiut of pas siou for vengeance, just so surely would reflections upon the luxury of the king suggest him as its ob ject. It is disparities like these that generate the social disease of which King Humbert died. As swamps breed malaria, so do such conditions breed assassins. News paper hysterics over mythical anarchists' clubs are useless. Worse than useles is it to threaten dire vengeance. It is disease, not crime, with which governments have here to deal. And it can be stamped out only by removing its cause. The indictment for Humbert's death lies against unjust and un necessary sooial conditions. It lies against the maladjustments of so cigfr jylUPh yiEia as BWrartfte cJ f wiis p oi tance and debasing poverty to mil lions of his subjects.— The Public. A Texat* Wonder. hall's grkat discovery. One small bottle of Hall's Great Dis covery cures all kidney and bladder troubles, removes gravel, cures diabetes, seminal emissions, weak and-lame backs, rheumatism and all irregularities of the kidneys, and bladder in both men and women, regulates bladder troubles in child ren. If not sold by your druggist will be sent by mail on receipt of$l. One small bottle is two months' treatment, and will cure any case above mentioned. Dr. E. W. Hall, sole manufacturer, P. O. Box 629, St. Louis, Mo. Send for testimonials. Sold by all druggists and Albert Estorge. read this. New Iberia, La., March 11, 1899.—E. W. Hall, St. Louis, Mo. :—I am 60 years old, and have used a number of preparations for kidney and bladder troubles, but can truthfully say that nothing has proved as effective as your great discovery, which I can cheerfully recommend. Jos. A. C arlin , Kayne, La. Commercial Travellers to Sspport Bryan. The most notable of recent ac cessions to the ranks of the Na tional Association of Democratic Clubs, of which W. R. Hearst is president, is the Commercial Tra vellers' and Hotelmen's Anti-Trust League, which now numbers nearly 60,000 members, and expects to en roll 300,000 voters for Bryan and Stevenson between now and elec tion. The growth of the league has been phenomenal and its enrollment in the National Association of Demo cratic Clubs will add interest and strength to the quadrennial con vention of olubs which is to be held in Indianapolis on September 5. This will be one of the greatest gatherings of Democrats in the his tory of the country. The commercial travellers have espoused the work of the Auti-Trust League with the energy and enthu siasm for which they are famous as a class. The trusts have hurt the drummers and now the drummers are going to help scotch the trusts. To further strengthen their or ganization and promote the objects for which it stands the League has enrolled itself in the roster of the National Association of Democratic Clubs, which is slowly but surely building up one of the most for midable organizations this country ever saw. The feeling of commercial travel lers all over the country is very bitter against the trusts, which are charged with having put at least 150,000 drummers out of business. Trusts, in gobbling up smaller concerns, are driving the commer cial traveller out of existence, and his place will soon know him no more. Unless the trusts are re bnked and restrained the commer cial traveller is convinced his oc cupation will soon become extinct. Millions will be spent in politics this year. We can't keep the campaign going without money any more than we can keep the body vigorous without food. Dyspeptics used to starve themselves. Now Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what yon est and allows you to eat all the good food you want. It radically eures stomach troubles. Julius Koc-b. £ sm FORJHE SHIPWRECKS! HIN HEALTH IS Who trust to Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It cures ninety eight per cent, of all who use it. Old forms of disease, obstinate cough, weak lungs, spitting of blood, weakness and emaciation arc perfectly and permanently cured by this powerful remedy. "My wife had hemorrhage of the lungs ," wiites TV. A. Sanders, Esq., of Hern, Mason Co., VV Va. "She had ten hemorrhages, and the people all around here .4ftld she would never be well again Diit she béftan to take Dr Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and she soon began to gain strength and flesh After talcing ten bottles she was entirely well. If any one doubts this, they may enclose self-addresscd envelope with stamp, and I will answer." Sick persons are invited to consult I)r. Tierce by letter free of charge. All correspondence strictly private. Address I)r. R. V. Tierce, Buffalo, N. Y vow The Republicans who contend now that any criticism of the Ad ministration policy is unpatriotic and calculated to help the Filipinos have either forgotten, or never read, the speech made by Lincoln in the denunciation of President Polk in the midst of the Mexican war. Those Republicans who would crush the aspirations of tho Filipi nos for self-government should read Lincoln's speech of 1858, in which lis said: "What consitutes the bulwarks of our liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlemonts, our bristling sea coasts, our army, and our navy. These are not our relianco against tyranny. All of these many be turned against us without making us weaker for the straggle. Our roliauco is in the spirit of liberty which God has planted iu us. Our defence is iu the spirit which prises liberty«* everywhere. Destroy this spirit, and yon have planted the seed of despotism at your own doors." Thirty-five years ago the Repub licans declared that no white man could own a black man under the American flag ; now some of the Republicans assert that this nation can rightfully purchase brown peo ple from an alien monarch at two dollars apiece, and then put them to death if they object to the bargain. The The Republican party was largely instrumental in securing a constitu tional ameudment which prohibits slavery in the United States, and yet, according to a recent report from Manila, the Administration has made a treaty whioh recog nizes slavery in the Sulu Archipel ago, and provides (in Article X.) that "any slave in the archipelago of Sulu shall have the right to pur chase freedom by paying to tho master the usual market price." Presto, change! But will all tho Republicans change with the party? — W.J. Bryan. ASTHMA. Sure cure, Crosby's Hwodisli Ant limit Kemedy. Trial package mailed free, Col lins Bros. Medicine Co., St. Louis. For sale by Julius Koch. There are three religious which now flourish among the Chinese. They are: Confucianism, a pure Deistic belief, whose votaries in clude the Hower of China's scholars ; the sect of Buddha, that beautiful faith which worships Nirvana as its God; and the sect of Taou, the only esseutially superstitious belief of the three. "The great majority of Chinese are Confucians. Confucius laid down a system of morality which even to-day challenges the admira tion of the thinking world. Con fucius antedated Jesus of Nazareth by nearly six centuries. The world recognizes the moral beauty of his teachings. We know that Confu cius preached the golden rule, and it is even maintained by Christian scholars of the higher criticism that Confucius pronounced the rule iu the words of the New Testament, 'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.' In fact, the Chinese language has been known to contain since the days of Con fucius a single character by which to express the thought in writing. Is it any surprise that the Chinese hold CoufuciuB in such reverence and look upon the persistent at tempts of Christians to proselytize them as presumptuous? From time immemorial the Chinese have set a high value on education. In fact, their government is the only one in the world which makes competitive examinations a sise qua non of ad vancement to political favor. The Chinaman's right to his own belief cannot be denied. No one has a right to dictate to him what his belief shall be. No one has a moral right to extend his missionary work further than to supply the Chinese with literature on religion.