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; j At any rate the commissary fraud seems to
;Hbe keeping well up with the flag.
The soft coal trust is preparing ito admin- f
ister the people somo hard knocks.
Mr. Conger seems inclined to take chances
jwitl." boxers "'of the Chinese variety.
. Republican solicitude for the colored man
exists chiefly of "whereases" and "thorefores."
The indications are that the protected in
dustries will be infants just as .long as the
tariff food holds out.
Senator Scott doubtless has a few more
promise's in stock if General Sickles iff dissat-
iified..with the one he received.
It seems that the explosion of the Seventh
National of New York jarred loose the sur
plus of a Buffalo bank.
Mr. Beveridge seems to bo working on the
theory that no matter what he says about it,
Tolstoi will not condescend to dispute it.
There are indications that the republican
leaders are becoming sadly mixed in their
"home market" and "foreign market' ' argu
ments. Senator Tom Piatt is for Odell for Presi
dent. But this may be only a Piatt scheme to
inter another New Yorker in the vice presiden
; The British war office admits the presence
. . of 251,000 troops in South Africa. The Brit
ish tax payer is certainly getting a long run
for his money.
Ohio republicans inserted into their plat
form a. plank demanding justice for the negro.
The number of negro postmasters in Ohio has
not been increased to any noticeable extent
since the adoption of the platforn.
.If the republican reformers are so horrified
; a,t democratic rule in New York, how will they
fool when they survey the corruption of repub
lican officials in Philadelphia.
A man of General Sickles' political exper
ience is entitled to no sympathy when he is
thrown down by a g. o. p. political promiser.
The general should smile and look pleasant.
Abdul Hamid Woolomol, ultan of Sulu,
saluted the flag on the morning of the Fourth
by signing another salary voucher. Abdul is
ready to repeat the salute at monthly intervals.
If the administration is responsible for the
big wheat yield in Kansas it stands to reason
that "Bryanism" must be responsible for the
btirning up of the southern Kansas corn crop.
Is it because the republican editors are un
selfish and anxious to see the democrats win
that they are exultant over the repudiation of
the Kansas City platform by. the Ohio conven
tion? This is the season when the beneficiaries of
republican policies meetat.cool summer resorts
and devise plans, for making it hotter for the
masses, . who shave neither the time nor the
money; to take a vacation.
will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy
our farms and the. grass will grow in the streets
of every city in the country."
People who wonder why the war depart-
-, mentis called upon to administer r the civil
government of the Philippines are those who
fail to see the joke when the legal department
of the administration is mentioned.
The men who paid the Porto Rican tariff
under protest are not worrying. They added
enough to the price charged to the consumer
to pay the tax, and now they are to get the
tax back. The tax payer who fails to see the.
point deserves to be held up.
Edward VII will not be crowned until
next June. In the meantime he will revise his
string of titles and make a desperate effort to
keep ahead of the gentlemen who are prepar
ing a long string of official titles for the colo
nial dependencies of the American republic.
Secretary Wilson says the price of sugar
will shortly come down because homo grown
sugar will make it unprofitable, to import and
refine foreign raw sugars. This would sound
better if the people did not already have an
object lesson along these lines.
All oyer the land today men and wqmen
are hoping and praying that the terrible blight
of drought will not be visited upon this coun
try. The anxiety is not confined to the farmer
for men in all the avocations of life are asking
the question: "What shall the harvest be?"
All the material interests of the country are
being affected even by the threat of crop fail
ure. This should serve to open the eyes of
those who have been blind to the fact that the
welfare of the general public depends largely
pon the welfare of the farmer. "Burn down
"your cities and leave our farms and your cities
In the Hollow At a banquet given by the
of Their American Society in London
Hands. on July 4th, the Rev. Joseph
Parker proposed a toast to
President McKinloy, and in the course of hia
"Despite the traditional prejudice, which hap
pily has been weakening during the last century,
it is now well recognized that no other nation can
sustain the relation to Great Britain which the
United States now holds; and, fortunately for tho
world, Great Britain and the United States now
hold the world's peace in the hollow of their
Great Britain and the United States prob
ably do "hold the peace of the world in the
hollow of their hands." This might be true
because of the great influence and power, mor
al and material, wielded by these two great na
tions. It happens, however, to be paiticularly
true at this time because of .all the govern
ments of the earth, the United States and
Great Britain are the only ones now engaged
in serious warfare. On tho part of Great Brit
ain, it is a case where a nation claiming to bo
the greatest, civilizer of all nations of the earth
isengaged in destroying two formally organ
ized republics.. In tho case of the United
States, this government is carrying on a war in
, $he Philippine Islands, a war that stands as an
antagonism to the purest of American tradi
tions and tho most sacred of American princi
ples. . Granting it to bo true that Great Britain
and tho -United States "hold the peace of the
world in the hollow of their hands," is it not
strange that these great nations do not dis
charge the high and sacred responsibilities al
ways resting upon exclusive custodians of great
purposes? -, !. -
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" Battle Hymn of the Republic ;
By Julia Wakd Howe.
Mine eyes have se'en the glory of the coming of tho
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes
of wrath are stored;
.He hath loosed the fateful lightnings of His ter-
rible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.
- I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred
They, have builded Him an altar in the.eyening
dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by tho, dim and
His day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows
of steel: . - - '' .
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my
grace shall deal; .
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent
with His heel,
Since God is marching on."
. Ho has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never
He is sifting out the liearts of men before His
0,,be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant,
my feet! - ', .
Our God is marching on.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ "was born across
With a glory in His bosom, that transfigures you
v and me; . '
As He died to make men holy, let ub die to make
While God is marching on.