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a. human seul wat forth In the ntRht. abutting tolid It Death mjattrloua door, .An shakln ofif with atrange. reslatUsa ir.lKht Tha dust that once It wore. o awlft Ita right, ao suddenly It ap-J-Aa when by autllful hands a bow !a bent Tha arrow rjLhoi watching around the bed Marked not the way It went. Heavy with grief, their aching, tear dimmed eyea Saw but tha ahadow fall, and knew not when Or In what fair or unfamiliar culse It left tha world of men. It broke from alckneaa, that with Iron bands llad bound It faat for many a grievous day; And love Itself, Jth t restraining banJs, Might not Us coursa delay. Space could not hold It back with fettering bars. Time lost Ita power, and ceased at last to be; It awept beyond tha boundary of the atma, And touched eternity. Out from the houaa of mourning, faintly lit. It paused upon Ita Journey all alone: 60 fur that even thought could not follow It Into realma unknown. Through tha clear alienee of the moonless dark. Leaving no footprints on the road It trod; (straight as an arrow cleaving to Ita mark. The aoul went home to God. 'Alas," they cried; "he never saw the morn, Hut fell asleep, outwearicd with the strife" ICay, rather he aroe and met tha Everlasting llfo. -.WestmltiBter. -' -"IV .V'v I' II CLARCNCO IICRBCKT NEW. Copyright, 1897. by J. B. Llrplncott Co J CIIAPTKK IV. Senorita Palaclos asked me at breakfast if I could piny accompani ments cn the piano, explaining that he had brought a number of songs and wished to try them. This seemed a favorable opportunity for putting rcy plan into execution, so we two made a forenoon of it, much to Hal Blend's disgust, for he was more than a little interested in the senorita him fee If. After lunch we had our chairs taken to a secluded corner of the after deck, vnder the awning, nnd when our ac quaintance had reached a sufficiently confidential point friendships ripen very rapidly in the tropics, particutar y at sea I told her of the costume af ffalr, showing her the photograph ns I lid so. She was immediately inter ested nnd sympathetic. Hut presently Lcr macrer changed a little. She asked me, curiously, if I were very fond oi Senorita Dorotca. "Fond of her!" I exclaimed. In sur prise; "why, Ive never even seen the Jady. This picture was given to Capt. JIalstrnd by the colonel, last voyage. 1 never saw that until last night. Hut ,1ust put yourself in her place, Senorita irucin; wouldn't you think it rather mean, when you had sent your money to buy nice new gowns, if relatives aimed ofi a lot of dowdy old things on you, four years out of style?" Neither my Spanish nor her English was perfect, but we managed to get along very well indeed. "Indeid yes, Senor Stcfnns; but I did think that men never understood how women feel about such matters. I I've almost nn idea " "Yes; go on. I was quite sure you would have " "Ah, you were quite sure?" sus piciously. "Yea; that you er would be able tc suggest something. Now, if I had enly known about the matter before we left Manila" "Ys ?" "I'd have purchased a couple of the finest gowns I could find, and er " "Given to the senorita them, your self? Santlsmal Senor Stefnns, that 'most too kind of you would be, would It not?" "(Jood Lord, nol I've got more sense than that, I hope. I mennt that I'd lave substituted the new gowns for the old ones in the box; nnd then, don't jou see. she'd probably never discover how it happened." "And you would money spend like that for a girl you did never seel A n'oman's vestida cost much, senor. I lld nhvay hear that Jos Americanos were of money made, but I did never Lnow thnt they were generoso tHcre, for the first time, I thought of my $nno, and began to wonder how far they would go.) "Are nil los Americnnos like that? Senor Capltan would he such a thing do? Well, you shall see that the Spanish people are et yourselves! Could you one of the cresses get from the box und to me bring without being obserred?" "What! I I beg your pardon. I suppose I might; but but what do you er ?" "I wih to put it on, of course, cstu- pldol How may I the size know un less 1 do tee it? Cuantos said you there were in el caja . "Three of the er'm well er. outside clothes. You see, there were quite a lot of" My face must have teen as red as a beet; it certainly felt o. "Santlsimn Maria! And you you Jcokcdl Not at all of them? "I I believe so. iou see er the rest of the er things weren't quits no bad as the gowns. In fact, the Ince " Py thl time the senorita's face and neck were a delicate pink, but. to my relief, she laughed until the 1cars came inker eyes. Your Spanish cirl, of any class. Is possessed of con luderablesensc; she doesn't believe, for ir.alnnce, that modesty consists in thinking evil and blushing at her thoughts. "And el Senor Cnpltan, also, no tloubt? What of wretches a pair you are, to be surcl Let me you both give a little warning. Never the senorita Moreno told tut cur a, Juan, that ha couldn'' possibly get sitore beore ten o'clock Friday night; so it's safe to aay 53 hours. On the other hand, Mas let know what you have just told me; if those things mine had been, 1 you would never forgive. Now do you at tempt one of those dresses to bring down to my door. I will there wait fcr you," I hurried up to our quarters, where llalsteud was deep in the North Pa cific Directory again, and. somewhat out of humor. "You're a nice sort of a partner to lave, I must say," Le growled; "leave me to dig out dry facts for your bene fit while you calmly appropriate the only available girl on the ship. Hut I'll have the cinch after you go ashore provided you're not engaged to her before you leave. You wouldn't play a mean trick like that on me, would you?" 'No, 1 wouldn't, Dick; honest In jun. You shall have her all to your self for the rest of the voyage, and I II make her believe you're the finest man on sail water. 1 ve oeen cultivating the senorita with an object. 1 told her all about the box of clothes, and I think she'll help us; she wants me to bring one of the dresses below, so that she can tell something about the size." "The devil she does! Between you. you'll get me into a deuce of a scrape before you re through, loull tear the blamed things, or smut 'em with finger-marks, or get 'em mixed so's they won't go on regular, or some fool thing; see If you don't." "Nonsense! She's a woman, ain't she? Don't you s'pose she s ever han dled 'em before? I'm trying to llgurc the matter out so's that pretty De Garma girl '11 get something nice next trip, if she don't this one. Hesidts, the senorita only wants to look ut one of the dresses; she didn't ask for the rest of the things." 'You didn't tell her we'd been go ing through them, did you? Oh. the good Lord! And she didu't go beiow? What did she sny?" 'She laughed until I thought she d choke. Then I believe she said some thing about your being a wretch; yes, that was the word she used, a 'wretch.' You'll have to be mighty careful what you say to heV, i.t it'll probably come out all right, i iad to get out of it somehow, you see." 'Oh, yes, you had to get out of it, of course, and, as 1 was the nearest vic tim, my reputation sulTered. Just wait till I have my Innings with the young lady; if I don't serve you out! l$y gruvy, I'll I'll marry you, to keep you out of further mlschiei. "Marry me!" "Exactly; tell her you're a bene dict. Hut if she's waiting you'd bet ter grab that top gown and. get be low with it as fast as you can. llon't let nny of these East Indians of mine see you with it, citltr; there's no telling where they might let it out." Hustlly wrapping the garment in a newspaper, I descended to the saloon and hurried along tho passage to the door of her stateroom. In answer to my muflled knock, it was opened slight ly and a pair of laughing eyes peeped around the edge. Then n lovely bare arm reached around for my bundle, nnd, after whispered instructions that I should wait for her on the after deck, the door closed. In a few moments she joined me, dressed In a ravishing costume of soft India silk, with putted sleeves nnd all the latest London trimmings. Un furling a dainty lace parasol that went with the outllt, she slowly revolved before me, nnd then, with n saucy glance over her shoulder, said: "How think you this would please la senorita? I do know from the pho tograph that we the same complexion are, and her dress like a glove does fit me." "Please her! She'd be as happy as the best-dressed woman In a New York church ou Easter morning, if she had "If they w ill dot You mean if others like them will do?" "Not so, senor; why should ta pobre senorita a whole three months wait for her dresses? She sha'.l three of mine have. We directly home do go, on el vapor isla de Fan ay from Manila, and I not shall nee' them; 1 pieuty of others have" "And you will seil me your own dt esses for her, tenorital You are even more generous than I hoped." "I nothing said of selling them, senor. Can you not me allow the pleas ure of giving, as yourself?" r "Vi senorita! where do the cap tain and I come in? We can't allow yo 1 to make such an expensive pres ent, just to please us!" "The expense nothing Is; anany plan tations pnpa has. You and el capitan have yourselves shown los generosos. It will a pleasure be for me to do what you would have done; if your friend ship 1 may count upon, I aiu the gain er. Every girl it is not with friends that so kind would be to an entire stranger." She looked so cool and pretty, In the shade under the awning, that I took her little hand In mine and bent over it for a moment. Then I hurried to the upper deck with my bundle, and told Dick he had better take my place be fore she went below. He relished the suggestion so much that I had con siderable difficulty in tlrst getting him into a white duck suit; being a power fully built fellow, white and gold were exceedingly becoming to llalstead. After he left, 1 stretched myself in one of the hammocks we had slung 'thwartships, and felt rather jealous for a few moments. Thvre Is n charm about the Spanish temperament which exer.s a strong fascination over men of colder nationalities; and the Senor ita Falncios, without necessarily be in.7 over-fou-J of either llalstead or myself, har a frank and cousinly friendliness of manner that banished all suggestion of ceremoniousness at the outset and led u into saying things which cne usually says to ac quaintances of many yturs' tnnding only. There U also a peculiarity of tropic life at sea wiiich has often im pressed me. Wether it Is the result of forced Inaction, or the relaxing In fluence of the climate, Is Immaterial; bu. under such conditions the formal ity which custom has made inviolate lu temperate ccuntries is simply out of the question as much so as tight or cumbersome clothing. My day with the senorita had been such a pleasant one that it was diffi cult to fix my in Mid upon other mat ters, but I finally settled down to a careful examination of the charts which llalstead had left upon the table. Those dollars and doubloons benenth the heaving bosom of the Pa cific were, after alL chief mistresses of our aliectlons at that time. S1I13 REACHED OUT FOR THIS BUN DLE. a gown like that. And if she looks as sweet as you do in It, the caballeros will have a hard time." "You you think it becoming to me is, Senor Enrique?" "I think that were It not for Capt. Dick, I couldn't resist the temptation of kissing you, just ns you are." "Nombre de Dios! los Americanos arc bold! Hut prny you tell me, Senor Enrique, why say you of 'el Capitan Dik?" Que nombre, 'Dik?'" "IiicarCito in Spanish; it was Capt. llalstead 1 meant. I told him how beautiful I thought you were this aft ernoonbeautiful enough to kiss and he (aid that if I attempted such a thing he'd punch my head." "A I! ald he that, the violent man! Ulcardlto I like better that than your Ingles 'Dik.' Hut why not should he like to have you me kiss?" "Oh, I don't know; he's a peculiar irnu. Possibly he'd rather do it him self." 'Al, but never would the man dare. He so quiett Is such a Jhit we roust talk of Limnot. I shall be afraid. We I.tve the dresses about to decide. I will another one wear at the dinner, ind to-morrow another; then shall wt ta if for la enrita tkej will do." CIIAITEK V. I pored over the charts until the dinner-gong sounded; then the photo graph, which lay directly under one of the Incandescent globes, cu tight my eye, and I examined it again. In the solitude of our cabin I had a better opportunity to study the Senorita Dorotea'a face, and It attracted me strangely. If she had any of that charm of manner possessed by the Senorita Falncios, I thought, my stay upon the island of Guajun might be anything but unpleasant; so, between the anxiety to bu accomplishing some thing and my speculations concerning the people at Agnna, I was rather pre occupied at the dinner-table. Padre Scbastiau began presently to chaiT me a little as being poor com pnny. I noticed that he was watching Dick and the senorita very closely, as if trying to detect a triangular under standing between us three, or at least some indication of rivalry between the captain nnd mself. The padre had kept track of my movements during the day, but I was positive he could not have overheard anything, so be gan to ply him with questions concern ing social conditions in the islands He seemed to have accepted my rca sons for making the voyage, but mv sharing the captain's quarters, also the fact of our being the only Atner icanos on board, evidently led him to favor us with a closer observation than if we had been his own country men. Your Spanish priest is the most compnnionabie and Interesting man In the world when he wishes to be, and Padre Scbastiano was no exception to tht rule. Having overcome my repug nance to him for obvious reasons, 1 found myself rather liking the man. He spoke so frankly upon even church mntters that I began to consider him harmless, and fancied my first impres sion a mistake. llalstead was too reasonable a roan to claim more than a fair share of the senorita's society, much as he liked her; so, as Don Silvestre retired to the smoking-room after dinner for tobac co and cards, I took her aft, where we could watch the phosphorescent foam from the screw and talk without being uverheard; for I tat she had some thing to say. She had oeen liitentng attentively to my conversation with the padre, and had been trying to recall sundry scraps of talk whic h she had overheard between him and his Jesuit compan ion; but before mentioning them she questioned me In regard to my pro posed movements after leaving the tteamer. "I heard you the pndre tell, Senor Enrique,'" she sa:d. "that you were this voyage merely inking as a siesta from your affairs, and I too many of los Aineticanoa have, seen to believe they do rest very long. They do work. work, work like r.'ave, nil of the time. AnJ when they get rich oh. so very rich still they do work, and no siesta tnke, Yet the Senor Enrique docs one take which will last n month surely, with bin very good friend el capitan; and when he on land goes at el 'Gun Jan, It will three months be such long, long months bclore be, will ngnln see el vapor In whiah he mny return. Now, uu Americano, the senor will not tat for all these i-ng months! not sol What, then, vtxu tie fie In el Onajar -. where one never works? Make loy perhaps to la senorita whom ha never has seen? Hut even that work is not. How" "Ooe moment, senor'.ta; why should ycu think 1 have any intention of staying In Quajan?" "Ot, but Jt so simple ial Amlgo mlo (here she laid her pretty fingers on my arm), "los Americanos generoaos are; it so kind was of you to thick of la pobreclta V dresses. I doubt not that it your goodnts of heart was, yet even such un ho.nbre could not resist et the least seeing la senorita w hen she does wear them. -Vnd she will not them wear before the steamer shall go away, do you not see? El Capitan 'DikV did for her feel, a so. but it was not he who to thick tried how lie la senorita might help at once al, but he to sea her was not, locg enough!" "Well, that's a pretty clever line of reasoning mla senorita. Hut don't you think you are giving that photo graph the cred:l of being a pretty strong attraction, to make me think of leaving you to ( apt. Pick, and bury ing myself among those out-of-the way Island for a whole three months, just to get acquainted with the orig inal?" "That not Is so. Enrique mlo" (blush ing warmly at th!s audacious familiar ity). "I ' am alive, and you shall to be with me have fcr two of the weeki yet. I thLik not you would me leave for but a photvrnph ,r 1 sa'd J'ou should not; have 1 la gran conceit?" (She lookid so lewitchlng In the moonlight that to save my neck I couldn't avoid g'ing rer waist a gen tle squeeze). "N'r! you some alTalr in el Clunjan have though never could 1 guess what it may be. It something which of more worth is to you than your nlTuirs in Manila, or you neglect them wouk1 not 'or so long. It some thing is which you do undertake tot el Ulcardlto ns wi.Jl as yourself, and in which he does yr;u trust as few men do fust each other, or your friendship I could make like a broken thread with jealousy of ir e. Un gran presun cion. is it not. inilgo mio? Hut true, not the lets. E!e you embrace me would not, and el capitan would look at me not with the eyes thnt talk, oh, to much so much that the little shiv t rs he does make como to me some limes, and I am afraid. Well, then, if this something stionger Is than love of woman, what it car be but the love of gold such heaps of giit tering, shin ing gold! Yet gold there is not in el Gunjan, else el gobernador would in Madrid be with much of It. What then it can be?" "Quicn snbe? Perhaps the elixir of lite. Hut If I go nslior-j thete as you imagine, and if 1 find anything beyond health and rest. Fll come and see you some dayor, rather, I'll come and see you and D'ck. Then I'll tell you both all about it." TO IiB CONTINUED. J FOR BRYAN TO STUDY,, , t Tha lucrrnalnjr Supply of Gold Mnlr the Sllverlt Arsaiuents ' Fall Flat.' PRICE OF PEACE IN AFRICA. lion llenrr M. Stnulry liilrtel Hum tile ttntuuri with Six Vnnlt of Sliertliitf. Suddenly looking around, we saw with dismay about a hundred natives Jn war costume standing In a mass not far from our camp. Each head was crowned with tall plumes of oagle und kite, or with mane of zebra aud gi raffe. We felt thirt in some way w were the object of the gathering. Eve while we gazed other warriors ar rayed for battle came streaming along. My men instinctively buckled on their accouterments and prepared their weapons, and 1 scut two guides out to the natives to parley quietly with them nnd to ascertain whether they had armed ngals-st us, and while the interview lasted I found the neces sary time to make a few pre parationa to meet any unreasonablcncs. The guides on returning to us re ported that the gathering was hos tile because one of our men, it was said, had stolen a calabash of milk and butter, and they insisted on pay ment. The price was four yards of sheeting! One felt tempted to laugh thnt such a small matter should wear to serious an nspect. The cloth was measured and hanCccl to the gnuies with the Injunction to present It with out nny offensive remark, and I had the imprcson thnt the nlTalr would soon be settled. It wns confirmed at seeing them both accept the cloth and prepare to depart. Hut the nboriglnol nature Is a peculiar one. The number of the natives had Increased enor mously. Each fresh squad had brought its own leader, nnd thcie new lenders, greedy or envious, demanded satisfac tion. They halted those who held the cloth and clamorously wrangled with them. From their fierce gestures I Judged their predatory Instincts were fully aroused and thnt the hot dispute would end n mutn.il slaughter, but presently the mnss aligned itself at a bowshot from the camp, while a body of about 200 native started oft on a dog trot toword a thick bush behind the camp. Efforts to avoid a fight eventually failed. Henry M. Stanley, in Ladies' Home Journal. Twentr l.raunra t n Unit. Mine. Torrcro, only daughter of the famous fien. Eosax, who ruled the Ar gentina Erpuhtlc practically ns dic tator for more; thnn 20 years until 1HS2, when, overthrown by the resolution tinder Erqnizii, he took refuge with his tlanghter under the English .lag, has just died nt her home In Helslzc Park Gardens, London. This lady was noted for her personal courage nnd for her excellent riding. On one occasion she rods 20 leagues to ft ball given in her honor, nnl after arriving danced tho whole night. Her lover, whom she married In the year of her flight, was Don Maximo Torrero, of Parnguay. Chicago Chronicle?. vl foiiHalilp, When an owl falls in love he knows what to do--to wit. to woo. Postott Courier. Mr. ETyan will find a hard nut to crack in an article on "The Increasing Supply of Gold" which George E. Hob em, director of the mint, has written for the Forum. Assuming thequanti tative theory of money to be true, aa the silvcrites argue, they are now fair ly beaten by their own arguments. "When the horrible "crime of 73"was consummated the gold output of the world amounted to jaG.2OO.C0O, and that of silver, reckoning it nt the ratio of sixteen to one, was only $31,00O,(XXi, which gives a total of $173,xx,!00. In 1S'." the output of gold alone was DiO.OOO, and the sliver output increased the total to $31S,5S7,S7G. This is ex clusive of the metal that wasconsumel in industry and the arts, and is the record for the very year in which Mr. Hryan was making his disastrous cam paign. The significance of the figures is all the greater when we rounder the progressive Increase in the annual pro duction of gold, which Is indicated in the following table: j.sito jm.sis-ooiiMi jisi.iT'.coo 1MU 13)..V.MX-.jl-l. IMt.ZH.lu) mr lt!,t'..l.rHilli 'i !..!.( ISiU i:7.-l'.M,NL'0117 2o7.&H,M0 Such are the improved methods ot mining and treatment that it may be said of most gold fields, ns Mr. Uobert fays of those of the Trnnsvaal, that the figures "suggest the steady growth of a manufacturing industry rather thanthc record of one usually regarded as extremely uncertain in results." The exhaustion of placer deposits counts for little when capital i Invited to the working of quartz ledges of al most limitless extent and when even low-grade ore is- a paying investment because of increased facilities for tak ing it out and of the improved and economical process of reduction. For 1s!ks there is a gain of more than $20,OO0,('.(H) in South Africa, of about $i0,x,)00 in Australasia, of $7.000,lx: in the United State nnd of JIO.UOO.OOC In the remainder of North America. The product for 1S08 was over $:::o.. 0xm)X0, and the indications are that the gains for 1S00 will be still greater. These gains, it should be noted, do not merely rcenforce n depleted stock, nor are they offset by industrial con sumption. During the years from 1S'J2 to lhU7 there was a net Increase in the world's gold coin and bullion of $GS2,- 2."2,18'., and during the same period the industrial consumption amounted to $27'.UU7,S1G. So far from true is it that the money supply of the world has been prac tically cut in two by the general estab lishment of a single gold standard that the supply of gold is now more than suf ficient to do the work that was once re quired of both gold and silver. Under the quantitative theory there could be no call upon silver except as a sub sidiary coin. Chicago Times-Herald. PROGRAMME OF REPUBLICANS rr)o t of Lett I la 1 1 mi on the Manrjr lu-Mtlou la Soiiiciv'mt I tie crtii In. The republican members of tie pres ent house of representatives, a major ity of whom will serve in the v next house, have agreed, with a fair ap proach to unanimity, on the first step to be taken towards the settlement of the monetary question. It Is admitted generally that nothing can be done at this session, owing to the makenip of the senate. Therefore the question must go over to the next emigre. Ah there is only the remotest posHlnlity of an extra session, that means a post ponement until December. Consequently It has been decided to appoint a committee of 11 members of the present housr, who are members elect of the Forty-sixth congress, to consider monetary legislation and agree on n measure to be submitted to the republican caucus of the next house. Should tLe republican senators appoint a similar committee, it Is ns s.un.fd that the two committees will confer together and agree on n common plan. Whatever measure republicans do unite in supporting can be put into a law by the next congress, both branches of which that party will con trol by safe majorities It Is to be presumed that the 11 mem bers of the committee will be selected so judiciously that they w ill represent the views of the republicans of every section of the union not merely of New York and New England, but of those in the Mississippi valley and Pa cific states, and ns the committee will not have to submit nny measure before December, its. members w ill have ample tirnein which to discover what the peo ple w ho sent them to congress do and do not wish to be done. It Is essential that the committeemen should get cloe to the people, or they will make mistake which, if indorsed by the party repre sentatives in congress, will prove in jurious, to the fortunes of the party. Tin position assumed by republican congressmen next winter will have it influence during the next presidential camjwiign. If the members of the committee w ill investigate thoroughly they will find that their constituents are in favor of legislation which shall put the main tenance of the gold standard beyond all question, nnd which shall make it certain that all government and private obligations should be paid in gold or in gold value money .They will find also that the people nre Invincibly opposed to the creation of nn nssrt currency to take the place of bnnk notes secured by gov ernment bonds. The committeemen will discover difference of opinion be tween republicans on minor questions. Thofe differences can be harmonized, however, and a mrnxure prepared ac ceptable to the party nnd to the coun try a measure which free sllverltet will denounce, but which the votert wi) ratify. Chicago Tribune. THE TREATY RATIFIED. Delay Cauc-d hy Obatructlonlat rrccii'llatea Utomlahrd lu the ritlllitplnc-a. The treaty of tcace which was rati fied by the senate was received by that body from the president January 5, up on the reassembling of congress after the holidays. That isi the treaty was in the hands of the senate a full month before a vote was reached. It is said that. if a vote had been taken 'nt ence the treaty would hare been ratified by a decided vote, senators generally con ceding that i-4tificatioa was the only thing to be done. The so-called antl- iniperial movement has failej to meet any response from the people. Unfor tunately, Col. Hryan, just from the war-, assumed, the role of sole adviser to the democratic party, including dem ocratic senators. He visited Washing ton nnd publicly advised democratic senators to vote for the treaty while opposing annexation. Senator, and sooa to be ex-Senator flortr.an, as it 1$ re ported, tool: olTene n't the interference of Col. Erynn, and, to show hl power, inaugurated a movement hostile to the advice of Col. Hryan, to defeat tho treaty. Thereupon the opposition sprung up. Democratic senators, asm. body, were arrayed ngnlnsl the treaty under the adroit manipulation, of Mr. (Jorman. At first the Oorman men, w ished to amend the treaty. Then they concluded they could defeat it ns a plala issue, and after many delays agreed to have the vote taken on February C. Looking nt the result at the present time, there is reason to believe that if the vote had been taken any day with in a week previous to February 0 ratifi cation would have been' defeated. Aguinaldo's attack at Manila probably gave the treaty three votes, if not more. Thus did "the Washington of the Phil ippines" defeat his friends in the sen ate. There Is reason to believe that noth ing but the jealousy of Senator Gor man, which made the defeat of tho treaty a sort of party measure, prevent ed ratification as early as the middle of January. Had the treaty been ratified two weeks after it was sent to the sen ate Agulnaldo would not have made the attack upon the United Statesarmy at Manila. It now appears, nnd prob nbly ample evidence will be forthcom ing to show that the attack was advised by Agoncillo, because the ratification of the treaty would fail. No one will charge the opponents of the treaty with advising Aguinaldo's. ogent, but he was made much of by them and naturally accepted their views regarding popular sentiment, nnd their views, transmit ted to Aguinaldo, led Mm to assume tho offensive. The treaty ratified, the war with Spain is over, nnd the congress, not the president, can formulate such a policy in regard to the future of tho Philippines as the best interests of the United States nnd the Filiplnomny In dicate. India n a poll Journal. CURRENT COMMENT. CThe democratic party will now have to remain inactive until a Phil ippine policy has been formulated. Then it can c-ppo!e that. Albany Jour nal. tOf the 27 senators who votel against the treaty, eight will leave tho senate on March 4, and most of tho rest as. soon as their constituents- can take up their cases. Indianapolis, Jour nal. t70n the day the president signed the treaty there wasifi'jhtingat Manila. It would never have occurred, however. Jut for the encouragement given by 27 United States senators. St. Loui (Jlobe-Demoerat. C7Ir. Hryan han no patience with demnccgic attempt to convince tins farmers that, merely because they have paid olT their debtn and have plenty of money in the bank, they are prosper ous. Kansas City Journal. CTThe elTorts of the mugwump pres to extract consolation from tht war investigating committee's "rcllections upon Alger" remind one of the well known ex'ierinientR looking to the ex traction of blood from a turnip. Chi cago Inter Ocean. B'"I.ast year's output of silverintho United State amounted In commercial value to $n5,0Sl,:JC3, which i $l,0l7,:i.U more than it was in 1S'J7, nnd $ft,300,O0D more than It was in The gold sfcnndard is a good but unappreciated friend of silver. Iowa State Hcglatcr. fHryan'H political statu in Penn sylvania has been fixed. A populist sen ator wnnted Erynn'a name added to President McKinlev'a in the invitation of the Pennsylvania legislature to visit llarrisburg May II, but not a demo crat 'would second the motion. Chi cago Tribune. CVAnd so many republican want to get the gubernatorial nomination, and, on the other hand, so few democrats are anxious to make the race in Ohio, it looks asi if the- skate was getting ready to roll up another McKlnley ma-' jority. Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune. CMr. .Hryan. may consider this the "enemy, country,' but he will find it difficult to make. Tammany let. 'go of P regularity no matter what It be lieves. He cannot lose Tammany If he in nominated In 1000, try n hard as he will to build up a rival .democracy in Nvw York. Y. Tribune. : ET'The St. Paul JelTersonJan club w ill give a swell banquet roon, nt which Col. Hryan hn signified hi willingness to be the guotof honor, upon a guarantee of ?.()() as an evidence of good faith. And still there ate peopte who foolish ly maintain that odvrrtising doesn't pay. Nebraska State Journal. C7ow that Hryan. Cleveland' and Carnegie nre linked together, why not choose the first for president, the sec ond fcr vice president, nr.d the last for manager of their catnpilgn ? Surely r.uch a combination oufht to unite nil the democrat nnd wumpi In tha campion cf 1 000. Cleveland Leader, (4