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AT THE TUHNOF THE ROAD.
A. moment' r-ause for longing and for dreaming, A moment' looking backward on the way; To kUs my hand to long-past turretsgleam Ing. f To stand and think of life of yesterday, Jk. little time to drum of sunlit hours, Bpent whera whits towtrs rise against the aky; To tread ngiiln that path of too sweet flowers. To bear again her Greeting and good-byl What Is there, aay you. In that far-off city Of my past living and past loving, left. Wrapped in It gulden haze to stir my pity And call the bitter algh of the bereft? The memory of a touch, warm, trusting, clinging. 1 The memory of that touch grown cold at Ice? A voice hushed that was pure as wild bird' singing? A love whose bright flame burned In sac rifice? Only a grave? Life to-day will teach m Its stream fleet fast for sorrow and regret, Ueyond this turn It sweeping wave will reach me, I must go with It, as we all go. Yet A moment's naurs for longing and for dreaming, A moment's looking backward on the way; To kiss my hand In long-past turrets gleaming. To stand and think of life of yesterday. Donation's Magazine. CLARENCE ItnWBLRT NOW. ICopyrlcht. 1897 by J. D. Urptncott Co CIIAPTEK V. oxii.mi:ed. "You w'll come to tee me and el Jtlcnrdlto? Hut I shall in Seville be." "Exactly; so wlil Dick as soon us be ton get tltere." "Dlosl qui temeraria! Hut suppose suppose T. do permit him not ?" "He'll come ail the fame; I think I know Dick." (Here rbe placed the palm of her hau l over my mouth, as If to keep me (rem saying more, but her bright eyes, were swimming with delight.) "'Shi El padre, may you hear. It was to speak of him I did w ish when we on deck did como He tns been of you tpcaking to el cura. Enrique, asking the questions ail about you whether you really un tomerolantc were In Manila and Ilorg-Kong why this voyage you were making. In some way he seems you to dcubt, and he remarks upon the lcng talks in su cau.ara you lo have with el cnpltan. He nothing knows o( la tenorita's vestida, or your destination he would have suspected much sooner than did I. and, surely, your object. You must so very care(ui be what you do ray, no matter where. Everything the padres do know, and in Madrid much influence has el Se bastlno. You will remember, will you net, Enrique? Ayd you must let him see not that of him you are suspicious, as last night you did; do not you see how quickly did he notice, and did you make to bi;n Ilk in spite of yourself? Now take below me, and to el Capitan Dik explain." The more I thought over what she tad told me, the more I felt that my oleaginous clerical friend was likely o make trouble for us sooner or later; and when we were alone I repeated the conversation for Halstend's ben efit. He and McPherson, counting upon the padre's good offices, had been inclined to doubt his mischief-making ability, though their experience In the vast hud taught them better; but after digesting the scnorlta's warning and recalling several remarks of Sebastl ano'i, he began to look thoughtful. There's going to be enough diffi culty as matters are," he said, "with out having a suspicious prict to con tend with. It begins to look as if there might be some connection be tween Parde Julian's absence and Re bastlano's trip out here. If what the enorlta told you it true, about his being influential at Madrid, it seems mighty queer that so big a gun should waste his time in the Ladrones. You ee, there aren't enough of theheathen to convert, nor are there any oppor tunities to wield influence in the Phil ippines from such a base of operations. The cuni, now, might easily be com ing out to practice on the natives; but neither the pickings nor the political pull are big enough to Interest a mau of any standing." "It would be an odd coincidence, wouldn't it, if old Julian and this chap had figured the thing out and were Actually upon the same errand as our elves?" "llinpfl It would seem a heapqueer r to them if, after the time they must have spent in studying the matter, two casual travelers like ourselves should happen to hit on the same Idea, yes, and by sheer fool luck to reach the islands better equipped for such a job than they can possibly be. Hut, by tic great green turtle! I'm with you on getting that cah. I didn't take much stock in thi Idea at first, and when 1 agreed to go in I was thinking more of jou than of myself; but I've been seeing a good deal of Don Sil sestre's daughter during the last 43 hours, and that makes a heap of dif ference. The old man ow ns too many vineyards and plantations to relish aallor men In his family; so I wouldn't mind having money enough to cruise through Spain like a gentleman whea 1 go ashore." "Well, I guess we're both interested enough now. We're getting right along, too. Mao told me he was mak ing 11 knots today. When are you go- eg to change the course?" "That's what I've been figuring on all day, but the padre complicates matters. Draw up your chair and let's have another go at the chart. I'll shut the windows, too; we'd bet ter suffocate for an hour or two than have Dial sod his mates guessing to much. Now let's act. To-nlgkt'a the Sltt; here's where we were at noon. Twelve degrees and thirty minutes no'th latitude; hundred and twenty seven, thirty-two, eas'. Now, say Mac keeps shoving her ten or eleven knots through the night and lets up a lit tle in the morning to cool down his bearings one of 'em heated consid erably to-day we'll be somewhere eas' of hundred and thirty-one by noon, and about a degree ...further south. Had to lay her on the regular course for Yap, you know eas' by sou', quarter sou' or Diaz and Moreno would have caught on. Well, suppose we stick to that for another duy noon of the 2d; that'll bring us with in sixteen hours' steaming of Yap and a good forty-live from Guajan, won't it? llert, I'll lay oil the runs in pencil marks. Now even a fool lanusman would think It mighty queer . j tackle a forty-five hour run with disabled rnachluery, no matter how much refit ting he might do at the end of it, w hen there happens to be a safe harbor within a hundred and sixty miles." This was a facer for me. The pen ciled course on the chart showed the absurdity of the proposition; but while I was puzzling over it the cap tain drew another line which gave thw problem n more favorable aspect. "Suppose we shoulJ change about to-morrow," he said. "Call it a hun dred and thirty-one, twenty, eas', by 'leven, fifty, no'th. On straight runs trom there, we'd have forty-two hours to Yap and seventy-five or eighty to Ciuajan; that is, on a twelve-knot ba sis. Hut the mates are calculating upon the regular easy runs Diaz thinks Mac raced her to-day in order to get the stiffness out of that fresh Eabbiti metal and they figure on at least sixty hours from the noon posi tion, to-morrow, into Tomil bay. could cut the eighty hours to (luajan down to sixty-eight If he shoved uer. ' "And that cura, Juan, is not only a chap who -cenis to take things about as he finds them, but a pretty good sailor into the bargain. So that if any tow comes of this it is most likely to be from people at Yap who are expect ing mall and supplies, or who are wait ing to leave for Manila. How long be fore you will get back there?" "Wei!, let's see." (We figured out the approximate runs, penciling them on the chart, until the whole, vongc lay diagrammed before us.) "We would anchor off the landing wharf at Apra about noon on Saturday; that's the 4th of April. We ought to get away from there Sunday nnd drop the padre at Salpan Monday morning. Then, running straight for Kusaie, with the no'theas' trades helping us on our port beam, she'd make Chab rol Harbor some time Saturday fore noon. It's. a short run from Kusaie to Fouynlpcte; we'd strike Kittle har bor about noon on Monday and leave vjG v "iTOU WILL ItEMEMIUnt. WILL. YOU NOT. ENRIQUE?" there next day; that's the 14th. The navigation among these ntolls in the Carolines is too daugerous to risk the group has never been surveyed, you see so we go to the no'th'nrd of them; but we ought to fetch into Yap by the following Sunday, easy enough. That would be the 10th, wouldn't it? Suppose us to be due there next Fri day night, something under 1G days late. As a matter of actual fact, the regular steamer used often to len've Manila several days over time; nnd, as the colonies are run on the 'a uinnaiia' principle, the mere being a couple of weeks behind wouldn't make much difference. Hut if any of the gober in dor's pnrty should happen to be waiting for a comfortable trip on the steamer, with good meals nnd baths, between Yap and I'ouynlpete or Guajan, they'd kick n good deal on having to wait until after the wet monsoon had set in." "Well, but wnit n bit. How many hours is It from Yap to Guajan?" "Let's see. Tour hundred ond fifty two miles; call it 30 hours' easy steam ing." "That Isn't so very much, and Mac has coal enough to make up a heap of lost time over the regular nine-knot rnte. Suppose you find thnt any of these Caroline people do want to run up to tho Ladrones; whnt's the mat ter with taking them from Yap? It would make but little more than two days' difference on the round voyage, nnd Mac could reduce that materially. Then they'd be under obligations to you, as well as the padre." "That'a a pretty good suggestion, Harry; I hadn't thought of it. You would have nearly three weeks to work in, and could return with me if you were unsuccessful. Hut you'd have to take your chances on there be ing no one who wanted to reach Guajan; in that cate I wouldn't have an excuse for coming back, you know." "Oh, I understand thnt, of course. I'm prepared to stay on that Island for six months, if necessary; it might take all of that time to s tally accomplish anything. When are you going to of fer the padre his passage to Salpan? after Mac's little arrangement?" "No. I don't propose making any advances at all to him; he's too slip pery. I'm captain of this steamer, and if anything occurs which seems to ne cessitate u change in the navigation, I am supposed to use my own Judg ment. Any owner or any chartering company would be obliged to accept my decision In such a case, unless they could prove that the necessity did not exist. That is really where I lay my self open, if there should be a hitch in Mac's bluff. Hut he generally kuows what he's about, and has set the thing up pretty well; though until the en gine actually stops it is Impossible to say whether his scratch will look seri ous enough to warrant the change of course. The only wa to handle tht padre is to keep still, listen closely to whnt he says, and work the bluff for all it's worth. Unless I am very much mistaken, he'll make some kind of sug gestion to me himself, especially if we mind our own business and are not seen much together. You'd better hang around the lower deck and smoking-room nil day to-morrow. Cultivate Don Silvestre as if you were trying to get solid with him on his daughter's account, and spend the rest of the time with the senoritn. If she notices anything suspicious about the padre, rhe'll certainly tell you." After going over the prospective runs on the chart again, we both turned it; 'but I found it difficult to sleep. The next day seemed likely to be an eventful one, and I was worried by the conviction that my friend was taking big chances of losing his com mand through the crazy speculation into which I had drawn him. Once I even got out of my bunk with the intention of waking him to advise the relinquishment of the whole nlTalr, but he was muttering about red Hps, and Spain, nnd million?, in his sleep; so I thought better of it, and turned in again. CIIAPTEK VI. Halstend spent the morning pur posely in giving Diaz orders about breaking out the Ynp cargo, going over the bills of lading with him as if he confidently expected to reach Tomil bay ou Friday. As for myhelf, 1 fol lowed his suggestions to the extent of winning over 40 of Don Silve&trc's dol lars ut Sancho Pedro, In the smoking room, and then losing nearly all buck to him. This put the old gentlemau in high good humor. We were getting quite chummy, w hen the senorita came along forward and asked me to tell her how observations were taken; she had noticed Moreno on the bridge with his sextant, nnd made that an ex cuse to get me out for n chat. It still lacked ten minutes of noon, so I fetched a spare instrument from Halstead' locker and held it so that she could see the sun, like a red ball, through the smoked glass. She couldn't seem to keep it from wobbling out of sight, but persistently squinted through the lens while she scolded me for leaving her alone the whole morn ing. "Ai," she said, "I did my new shoes put on before el desayuuo because 1 the promenade did expect with el cap itan or el Senor Enrique. See, are they not pretty?" She placed the little toe of one iu a mesh of the netting, drawing up her skirt a trifle so that I could see the whole of the dainty tie, and, above it, a few inches of beau tifully rounded ankle in open-work silk stocking, which disappeared In a cloud of lace edging. "And then, when I did with that stupid cura have to walk, what saw 1 but el capitan the tiresome occupation talking with el prlmero. El Senor Enrique was in sight no where; but presently I am told he does ml padre's doubloons win at the 1'edro, en la enmarn de fumar. So I did think that it was bad for my father that his doubloons ho should lose to a young man like el Senor Enrique, and that 1 should know if offended him 1 have, or 1 capitan, that neglect me they should." "Capt. Dick is responsible for the safety of the ship und all our lives, senorita mia, and 1 well, do you not think it is well that I should be good friends with your father?" "Oh, yes, good friends, Enrlqulto mio; but not so noticeable you should it make. The Spanish etiquette you do not understand. When particular attention the gentleman has paid to the young girl, as but yesterday and the days before you have done, he so boldly should net go to her father. On the land, the liberty to see you so much alone of the time as on el vapor we have done I never should have; it is not the custom. That is why las se noritas the gentlemeu like to be so friendly when the the opportunity they do have; it so seldom is. Hut w hen to the scnorlta's father the gentleman so boldly does go, people do think that for his wife he does wish her." "Well, suppose they do. I guess I can stand it if you can." "Ah, but Enrique mio, you do not me wish. Not now, I urn quite sure. Hut if the people you do make to think so, you would me have to take or else the duello to fight with ml padre. They would say) 'Heboid, el senor the gran admiration has for la senorita. Hut tin honorable he is; the respects he does not pay to su padre; much alone it is permitido that he does her sec. Then he does find that she is not as he did think; remain he will not with her; and su padre must the senor then kill por la honra de '.a famiua.' Do you not see, Enrlqulto mio?" "I'm beginning to, dimly. You know I'm not as familiar with your Andnluslan customs as I should be. Hut see, the sun must be at the zenith. Here, let me adjust the sextant for you. Now look. Isn't the lower edge Just touching the water?" As she peeped through the glass, Hal stead, on the bridge, took the sextant from his eye and said: "Strike eight bells, quartermaster." Then he and the mates went into the wheel-house to figure up the reckoning. For perhaps half an hour longer we stood talking in the shadow of the for ward life-boat. Then, just as the stew ard came along with the lunch-gong, there was the muffled sound of a crash Xcora Uha scglne-room gratings, and the machinery teppto. In au In stant heads appeared at various win dows and doors; the passengers, with pale faces andquestiouinglooks, crowd ed out upon the decks. Echoes of voices shouting excited orders cams from somewhere below, and the good old ship, having lost her headway, relied uneasily upon the long, glassy swell. Halstead stepped quickly down the starboard ladder and aft to the engine-room gangway. The senorita clung tightly to my arm with one hand, while with the other she fished her beads from their warm concealment and held them ready for Instant use. Her bosom was pressed so closely against my side that I could feel bet heart beating about a hundred and forty to the minute. She looked aft with dilated eyes toward where the captain had disappeared, then beseech ingly into my face, as she wbUpered: "Mad re de Dios, Enrique! what is it? Shall el vapor in the water sink? Is it la muerte? Kicardito why goes he below into the danger? tell me I For Dios, tell me I" 1 was beginning to think, myself,tha for a blu IT it was pretty realistic. Per haps I may have caught some of the senorita's nervousness. The crash be low wu what puzzled me; that hadn't been on the programme. I comforted the girl as well as I could by saying I didn't think the steamer was likely to sink right away, though there wan certainly something wrong with the machinery, and then suggested our go ing along to the engine-room, where we might look down and sec what th trouble was. I was considerably more shaken up than 1 cared to Admit, es pecially as the quartermasters and stewards, in obedience to the disci pline which Halstead always enforced at sea, had taken their stations for the signal: "All hands stand by to aban don ship." When It came to actually approach ing the vicinity of danger, the 6euor tta'a curiosity, with possibly on un confessed anxiety for the captain, got the better of her fears, and she fol lowed me as far as the gratings over thj cylinders. No one else had the trnrerity to accompany us. If, Indeed, they knew where the gangway led, to. (TO BC CONTINUED.) WHEN WELCOME IS WORN OUT. Tuctfnl Hints of Hosts Who Hers Wcnry of (iuest nnd Wnutrtl Tli em to An Ohio host, wearied out of all en durance by the persistency of his guest, chose as his medium the family prayer after breakfast, and said: "U Lord, bless our visiting brotlur, who will leave us on the ten o'clock train this morning." I prefer the subtle and more reverent method of another Ohloan, the father of William Dean Howells, the novelist. His practice was, when a visitor had worn out his welcome, to be called away ou business and to say to his guest: "I suppose you will not be here v hen I return, so I will wish you good-by." Excellent and highly appreciated by the boys was the formula used by Dr. Vaughn, when, as headmaster of Harrow school, he had to entertoln the highest form in the rchool in batches at breakfast. Commiserating the bash fulness of the lads who did not know how to leave and yet wanted to do so. the doctor would tay apropos of nothing: "Must you go? Can't you stay?" This was the signal for de parture. I udmire very heartily tht transposition of a blundering nar rator who in telling this story gave the formula as "Can't you vo? Must you stay?" A fellow feeling mokes one wondrous kind to this revised vr r siou. Chicago Chronicle. The- Professor's Treasures. A shepherd in a Highland Inn was once recounting to a companion his experiences with one of those "mad Englishmen," who proved to be a cel ebrated professor then collecting specimens In the nelghbohool. "There was one of them," he said, "whf asked me to carry his bag by a short cut across the hill to his inn, while he went by the road. When he wns out of sight 1 stopped to look Into it, for it was unco' heavy; nnd, would you believe it, man, it was full of stones nothing but stones!" "Stones!" re peated his companion. "Stones! And did you carry them?" "Not I. I Just emptied the bag there, nnd filled it up from the cairn near the inn; and I gave him good measure for his money, I'll warrant ye." Spare Moments. Dwarfs. Mr. Dollttle I've git dwarf pears on niy place that you can't git three of 'cm into a quart cup. Mr. Kesteasy Humph! That's noth ln Un home, rieht out In mv tsrden. I've got a little mite of a dwarf pear tree that this year it had Just one pear on It, an if you'd believe It, do you think that pear hep' on a growin till It finally lay on the ground an pulled the whole durned tree up by the roots. That's what I call growin' pears. Truth. iod Snve tli Iturrn." Prof. Wilson, a leading light of Ed In burgh university, recently wrote on the blackboard in his laboratory: "Prof. Wilson informs his students thnt he has this day been appointed hon orary physician to the? queen." In the course of the morning he had occasion to leave the room and found that a student had added to the announce ment the words: "God sine the queen." Short Stories. The world's coaling reco.-d, that is, for the fleets of all natiots is held by the Majestic, the flagship of the Chan nel squadron. This vessel recently at Portland took 8S0 tons of coal on board at the rate of 1&3 tons at hour, over three tons a minute. The next best it 110 tons an hour, also held by a EritUa battleship. THE PRESIDENT'S POLICY. Democratic C'linrires of Intperf allsJU Are IlnTertuallr titra dieted. The addref of PreHde-nt. McKlnley before the members of the Home Mar ket club, In Hoston, was in the nature of an unofficial communication to the American peopb. If it had been a message to congress it would hae con tained some suggestion! as to the methods of government for the island now under control of the United States, but until the opportunity comes wc musVaiiMime that the president is open to suggestions and williri? to be Influ enced in right directions What is be si for the Islanders w ill meet his approval. There 1 in the whole address n ypi rit of frnnkne. anevldent desire to explain his position before the country, lletcllswhy the-Philipplncs were taken and plainly shows that, no other cour? was feasible, practicable or honest. It was the United States, or Spain, or anarchy nmong millions. In the Inter ests of humanity his country n?mned the responsibilities with nil the Inci dental cost, nnd the country approves. As to the future of the Philippines, 1h president recognizes most devoutly the- great problems, which face tho statesmen of this countiy. "Until congress shall direct other wise," he says, 'it will be the duty of the executive to possess nr.d hold the Philippines. giving to the people thereof peace anil order and beneficent govern ment, nlTord ing them every opportunity to prosecute their law ful pursuits, en couraging them in thrift and industry, making them fool nnd know that we nro their friends, not their rnmles; that their good Is our aim: that their welfare Is our welfare, but that neither their nspirations nor curs can be real ized until our authority U acknowl edged nnd unquestioned. That the-inhabitants of the Philippine will be benefited by thU republic Is my un shaken belief; that they will have a kindlier government under our guid ance, and that they will be aidM In every possible way to be self-respecting nnd self-governing people, is ns- true ns that the American people love liberty nnd have nn abiding faith In their own government and In their own Institu tions. "So Imperial designs lurk in. th American mind. They are alien to American sentiment, thought and pur pose. Our priceless principles undergo no change under a tropical sun. They go with the flat : " 'Why rend ye not th chanK(iiss truth, Tho free can conquer luit to pave. " Ho concludes his address with thepo eloquent nnd hopeful, words, which will carry weight and influence when they have been placed before the Filipinos: "I have no light or knowledge not common to my countrymen." said the president. "I do not- prophesy. TIic present Is all-absorbing to me. but T cannot bound my vision by the blood stained trenches around Manila, where every red drop, whether from the veins of an American soldier or a misguided Filipino, is anguish to my heart, but by the broad range of future years, when that group of Islands, under the im pulse of the year just passed, shall have become the gems and glories of flte tropical seas, a land of plenty and of Increasing possibilities, a people re deemed from savage Indolence nnd habits, devoted to the nrts of peace, in touch with the commerce and trade of nil nations, enjoying the blessings of freedom, of ciil and religious liberty, of education and of homes, nnd whose children nnd children's children shall, for ages hence, bless the American re public because- It emancipated and re deemed their fatherland and set them In the pathway of the world's bent civilization." In this there is no tone of Imperial Ism. It m humanitnrianism In the high est, against, which no words of reason in b said. Everything to be done will bo In the Interest of t here, the new wards of the nation. What more can be nsked by those who have the Intcr ista of humanity nt heart? T'r president- Is not nn imperialist In that bad scrsc. He Is n humanitarian, with n kind nnd gentle heart, that wishes well to all nations ami all people. None-but those who are blind to reason will say otherwise. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. A trendy Vnte-d I pun, Col. Eryan w Ishes the question of the independence of the Philippines mltltd to the voters of this country. The hero of Savannah nnd It hotel life seems to have forgotten that the entire, war policy of the administration was submitted to the voters last fall, and that i national congress was elected with n republican und administration nnd sound money majority in lmth souses, nnd that to this congress nnd to the president, without nny mention whatever of the Nebraska colonel, was entrusted the disposition of the ques tions which Col. Eryan is now nrgulng' out of court with demands forn rrsul tnlssion. The colonel should take a day off nnd study the returns of the last election in his-own state. Forn man who himself was once submitted to popular vote Hryan has n confidence In elections that Is "childlike nnd bland." Trov Times. According to Hryan "our father fought for Independence tinder n ban ner upon which was Inscribed the mot to: 'Millions for defense, but not a cent, for tribute.' " Hryan is mixing up the war of 1775-8.1 with England with the Franco-American trouble of the X V, 7. mission days in the Adams admin istration. It was K.yrars after the bat tle of YorRtown that Plnckney made this answer, or was alleged to have made it, to Tally rand's tools, who nsked a bribe from the American commis sioners to save American vessels from French attack, Erynn knows ns little alont American history ns he does ibnut American sentiment on thequrs Hon of expansion. -St.' Louis Olobt-Democrnt. J BRYAN'S ARMY TALK. 4 The "CoUMirl" Keei l't Ills IlacUet An- Old Topic Is Good . I'nouKh. William J. Hryan has delivered sev eral addresses during the last ten. daya and he is billed to deliver several more during the next' fortnight. He cannot keep quiet, lie ucjs mai ne musi uu- vtrtlse himself dally or the public will forget him and next yoar'a democratic contention will ignore him, Hence thl unwearied activity of his tongue. No body else i blowing Eryan' horn lust ily just now, so he is blowing it himself with great vigor. A year ago this time all his speeches were about free silver. This year he is working una fresh Usue which may ap peal forcibly to persons for whom "six teen, to one" has. co. special attraction. The-theme on w hich Hryan is enlarging now is the danger of increasing the reg ular array. Hy harping on that theme he believes he will retain the support of anarchists, foreign socialists and Debsltes. All these individuals nre op posed to the maintenance of a regular army by the general government or of militia organizations by the states. They prefer to have to deal with w eak, defenseless governments. It is so much easier to terrorize such governments and trample on their laws. No law-abiding citizen has nny more occasion to fear the regular army than 2:e has the local police force. It is not made up of mercenaries, subject to the exclusive control of military chief. It is composed of American citizens, who nre better acquainted with and have more rcf pect for the laws and in stitutions of their country than the brawling alien socialists who nlTect t i ice In h regular army menace to their liberties.. The regular nrmy is under the control of the president. It Is de endent for its support 011 biennial con gressional appropriations. Thus that army Is not a menace to liberty or to law-abiding citizens. Those who have catw to f ar it arc the violent op posers of the enforcement of national laws. "Organized labor" ha nothing to fear from the proposed Increase of the regular nrmy, though Hryan is endeav oring to make it believe so. More sol diers are needed in order that peace may be established, not-ln this country, but in the new acquiltlons of the United States, especially In the Philip pine Islands. It has been decided that the United States, shall take those is lands and establish a stable govern ment there. Hryan deplores that de termination, but it Is the settled, irre versible policy of the people. There fore n sufficient number of soldiers must be sent to the Philippines to put. down the military chieftains who are disturbing the peace there. When that has been done, and it w ill not takelong. only a few soldiers will be needed to keep the peace. So when Mr. Hryan asks "my friends' whether "it ought to take twice ns many soldiers to bring the blessings of Ix nefieent assimilation to the lfVX.(K, aliens In the Philippines as Is required to do the work among 70.COO.COO peo ple," he inls rates the question with the ease of a veteran demagogue. The reg ulars who are to be sent to the Philip pines nre to do what the Nebraska vol unteers now there have been doing. They ore to put down armed dMurb- rs of the peace, the men who nre oppressing the quiet, peaceable Fili pinos. No "beneficent assimilation' of the Filipinos Into American citizens is. proposed. The American people have willed that they be given, a jut. good government, and it Is to be given them. The anarchist rabble will applaud Eryan's opposition to the Increase of the regular army. They would applaud him more loudly If hi urged the entire dlsbnndment of the army. The senti mental simpletons who think the United States should nbnndnn the Phil ippines nt (tree nnd forever will ap plaud Hryiin'siopposltlon to an increase of the regular nrmy so the Philippines may be pacified. The bulk of the voters will see through Hryan' shrieks nnd sneers, nnd w ill give Ihe baffled dema gogue to understand that this his latest bid for popularity will not 1h n success. Chicago Tribune'. DRIFT OF OPINION. CTHrynn Is now a uscd-lo-be without ever having been much of a was. New Orlenas Picayune (Dem.). CTThc state of Nebraska is to be congratulated upon the fact that nil her soldiers- didn't resign togointo pol itics. Washington Post. CIn one speech President McKlnley counteracted the effect of nil that the. enemies of the administration have done in weeks. Cleveland Leader. CT"What does the democratic party most reed, just nt present?" nskn it contemporary. It needs more vote about as badly as any thing. Portland Oregonian. rrThat "almost unparalleled nctlvlty nnd prosperity" of which the president spoke 1o the Hoston merchant Is only another name for "McKinley times." Host on Journal. '. "President McKlnley has no Phlll pine policy to urge In opposition to the will of the people. 'lids may be de scribed as the best possible policy. St, Louis (Jlobe-Demoernt. rThe speech of President McKlnley at Hoston, with its serious utterances of statesmanship upon great questions of public policy, affords n welcome re lief from the catchpenny attempts of a morally degrade,! and intellectually feeble journalism to agitate the public mind by exaggerating blemishes in the conduct of the wnr.- N. Y. Sun. t'-Hfre is a pointed ve mark from tho prrsldentV address, nt Hoston: "Many who were Impatient for the conflict n year ago, apparently'" heedless of It larger results, wrrc the first to cry oit against the L rereading constqt.rnrr of their own net." Luckily for the country this class, though perniciously fctlve, Is not large enough 1n spoil tho victory. St, Lou I (ilobc-Demccrat.