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TjrlE RED JSANDNA.
I Air: '-Hold th' Fortri
, - IIo" ye voters, see tee symbols '
1 WariDR in the sky;
' Ee nforccments n..w are coming
Victory Is nfga!
Iao!c not on tnc old bar.darta
'"When it's rclon-d red;
But support our Xat.on's banner.
It is far ahead.
Bee the motley crovd advaactas,
Grorcr lead ns; oa!
Mighty aiea their racks desertics,
All their hopes ore gaao.
Look not oa ".he old Iimdana
When it's painted red;
T:s th9 symbol of oppress'oa,
Take the F.ag instead.
See our glorious banner Taring;
Hear our speaker's voice!
In our leader's name we'll triumph.
Then we'll ail rejoice.
Look not on the old baaaana
Which is colored red;
Tis the symbol of secsssion.
Raise the Fizz :uatcad.
Thousands have deserted Grover
And h.s hungry crew.
Always longin? for an office,
Nothing else will do.
Look not on the old bandana
When it's colored red;
But admire our Nation's banner,
Thurman's rag we'll shed.
Grover's broken every promise.
Made all matters worse;
We'll reduce that cwlul surplus
From his frame and purse.
Look not on the old b.inJaaa
When it's colored red;
Blc3s and cheer cur Ka'.ioa's banner,
It is far ahead.
F:erco and long the campaign rages,
But our victory's- near:
All support our noble leaders,
Cliesr, ye voter:, cheer!
Look not on the o!d bandana
While it's colored red:
'Tis a product of old England,
Cheer c Flag instead.
X. K Tribune.
LISTEN TO REASON.
An Open Letter Addreised to Practical
Temperance Men by Albert Grlffln,
Chairman of the Anti-Saloon Republican
Every body knows that either the
Republican or Democratic nominees
will be elected, and that therefore votes
cast for other candidates can not possi
bly affect the approaching election. It
Ls, of course, true that the man who
votes for Clinton Fisk or Belva Lock
wood stands up to be counted, but it is
equally true that, in the vital matter of
deciding- who is to rule over us, he
counts as a mere cipher in a column of
ciphers. His actions say: "I have no
interest in the result of this struggle.
Between Harrison and Cleveland I
have no choice, and am entirely will
ing that the worst one shall succeed.
I am aware it is possible I might pre
vent this, but I utterly refuse to make
the slightest effort in that direction."
And no fairly well informed and
honest supporter of Fisk or I,ockwood
will pretend that this refusal is based
on a belief that there is from a temper
ance standpoint no difference between
the two tickets for General Harrison
is an active Christian and life-long
total abstainer, and an outspoken op
ponent of the liquor power, whose
nomination was opposed on the ground
-that it would insure the hostility of
the entire saloon fraternity, while Mr.
'Cleveland is "Grover Cleveland."
Moreover, General Harrison is the
nomine of a party that has always
'Contained within its ranks a large ma
jority of the temperance men of the
-country, and has been growing in
creasingly hostile to the saloon
every year, until now, after
defying the liquor league, by
heading its ticket with a pronounced
temperance man, and choosing1 for sec
ond place one who more than a year
ago publicly announced. " I heartily
sympathize" with the anti-saloon Re
publican movement, and has, in its
National platform committed itself un
reservedly in favor of "all wise and
well directed efforts for the promotion
of temperance;" while Mr. Cleveland
is the nominee of a party that has for
a generation boon dominated by and
grows constantly more subservient to
the liquor power.
Tho character, convictions and
sympathies of the one hundred thou
sand Federal officers and employes, and
the influence they exert upon living'po
litical issues are largely affected by
and dependent upon "the Administra
tion," and this is especially the case
whon the President and his party are
in substantial accord. There can,
therefore, be no doubt that, under ex
isting circumstances, the election of
such a man as General Harrison would
be followed by a decided improvement
in the general attitude and tone of this
largo and very influential class of men
upon the saloon question. Again, if
tho Republican party finds that "doing
right does not bring defeat," it will at
once become more aggressive in its
warfare against the saloon. But if, on
the contrary, the Democratic party
wins, because professed friends of tem
perance labored unceasingly to dimin
ish General Harrison's vote, instead of
increasing it, then the saloon power
ill b 3 strengthened and emboldened,
and its enemies will be corresponding
ly weakened, discouraged and embit
tered against each other. For it must
not be forgotten that the supporters of
Mr. Fisk and Mrs. Lockwood are not
content with merely putting their own
votes in cipher columns, but strive to
induce others to do the same thing
and, knowingjy and intentionally, work
mainly among Republicans. i
The foregoing propositions are so
undeniably true that all half-way sen
sible and honest third-party men I
know admit that, if the Republican
and Democratic parties are to continue
in existence, the cause of temperance
will be promoted by Republican suc
cess, but they believe or think they
believe that the Republican party is
such a puny or decrepit thing that it
an easily be annihilated, and that the
quickest way to destroy tho saloon is
to protect it until the Republican par
ty shall have been destroyed, and a
new one resurrected from its grave. It
is the old, old story of men so
hypnotized by party zeal that they are
oblivious to every thing except -what
hlinded or designing leaders authorize,
or of the discouraged traveler who
leaves the beaten highway to follow a
-will-o'-the-wisp he thinks is leading
Mm to shelter close at hand, but sud
denly Jiate himself plunged into an
talk in their
, ef ..existence
ment of the case will show that there
i3 an element of doubt, in fact several
doubts. Here are a few of them: If
we can defeat the Republican party
this year, by drawing from its ranks
enough zealous temperance men to
enable the saloon parly to triumph;
and if the Republican party becomes
so cowed that it refuses even to kick
and straightway gives up the ghost;
and if its inembe s prove to be devoid
of human nature, and conclude to kiss
the hand that smote them; and if
woman suffrage does not prove to be
" an old man of the mountain on our
shoulders; and if a majority of the peo
ple suddenly become indifferent to the
tariff, currency, immigration, labor,
land and other questions, about which
they now care more than they
do for any thing else; or ttre are able
to make the supporters of both sides
believe we favor their views; and if
enough of these antagonistic elements
can be welded together under our lead
ership to constitute a majority party,
we will surely win. And then, and in
that case, if our legislators are uni
formly wise, and our officers zealous
and efficient; and if no new set of
misguided enthusiasts, rejected office
seekers, cranks and marplots are led
by our success to follow our example,
and break our party to pieces, in or
der to use its fragments in tho building
of another, before we shall have done
our perfect work, we will wipe the sa
loons from tho face of the earth as
soon as we can, and every thing will be
lovely with us on top."
Let me add another idea. So long
as you weaken the Republican party
sufficientiy to keep the saloon party in
power, you perpetuate the evils that
flow from the dram-selling business,
and every day of every year unsaved
victims pass into eternity, new ones
taking their places. And if, in spite of
your predictions, the Republican party
declines to die, and the Prohibition-Woman-Suffrage
party remains "pow
erful for evil, but powerless for good,"
will not your hearts ache when you re
member that the dreadful consequences
of your mistakes have been and are be
ing borne mainly by the innocent and
suffering who had no control in the
matter? This is not " merely a game
of politics for pastime." The stakes
are the bodies, minds and souls of men,
women and children multitudes of
whom are absolutely helpless, and, this
being the case, is it not best to secure
each campaign the certain tangible
good that is then attainable rather
than to risk every thing upon guesses
as a future possibilities?
How the Mils Kill Got Its Slim Majority
in the House.
It i3 of little consequence that the
Mills bill passed by the small majority
of thirteen votes, which is deemed by
many a bad omen. But it is of the
greatest importance that this majority
was secured by a degree of Presiden
tial influence and intimidation that
was scandalous and in violation of the
spirit of our institutions. Here is a
strong-willed, ambitious, pachyderma
tous President who has openly sought
to win a re-election on the free-trade
issue, and who has openly used the
whole power and influence of his im
mense patronage to force Democratic
members to support the Mills bill. A
few Democratic members had the
courage to stand by their protection
ist convictions and to represent the in
terest of their constituents. But such
courage and fidelity to duty are as ex
ceptional as they are admirable.
There is abundant evidence that
enough Democratic mercbers voted
for the Mills bill against tbelr convic
tions to have defeated it, had they
acted more bravely. One of these co
erced Democratic Congressmen, Mr.
James E. Campbell, of Ohio, has come
to sea the folly and the wrong he
committed in yielding to Presidential
pressure, "I have." said he last
week, "a premonition that we have
made a bad job of it. You see, I sit
on the floor of the House right in the
center of tho Democratic members of
the Committee of "Ways and Means. I
have been telling them for months
that it was a fatal error to put wool
on the free list and to make such a
small reduction of the duty on sugar.
I can go to the map and put my thumb
on all the territory in the United States
that produces sugar, -while there is
not a county in the, country that does
not grow wool. I don't understand how
otherwise long-headed men on our
side of the House have been demand
ing free wool a3 the great panacea of
tariff reform. I do not expect to see
more than four or five Democratic
members returned to tho next House
from my State."
Democratic Congressman Campbell
has heard from his constituents and
frankly admits that " I am not a can
didate tor re-election, and I do not be
lieve that I could be re-elected," and
sees and confesses that "if this bill
means any thing it means a long step
toward free trade, because it has put
many of our leading productions di
rectly on the free list."
There are, undoubtedly, a 'score of
Democratic Congressmen who feel ex
actly in the same -way and who regret
the imperious party necessities grow
ing out of the Cleveland campaign for
re-election that crowded them into a
reluctant support of the Mills bill. Mr.
Campbell has simply found out that
his prospects of re-election have been
destroyed by the vote that he was
weak and foolish enough to cast,
against his convictions. Many other
Democratic Congressmen have the
same opinion of the Mills bill that he
now acknowledges, bat can control
re-nomination and re-election through
Federal patronage, having large Dem
ocratic majorities to work on. But
Mr. Campbell has told the truth, and
his utterances are important on that
account Ar. T. Mail and Express.
Protection and Free Trade.
Pros P erity Mis F ortune,
Hlgae R wages, Pove K ty,
Work I O r au, Daily E xpenses
Cheap do T hing, beef More than E araings.
and Br E ad stalls.
Free t C hools.
Few subs T antlaLs,
No luiu B ies,
American t A riff for
Cob D en dob
men. :. .- Time
Light T axatlon.
Capital I sts and
Empl O yes
Harmo N izL
REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN LA3
"For Hsrrlton. Jlorton, and Protection,
Chaplain Lozler, of Iowa, Tells Why He
ls Opposed to the Third Party.
If certain persons who imagine them
selves the oracles and " chief priests"
of prohibition are not beyond the reach
of common-sense counsel. I will try to
give them a little. I would simply ad
vise them specially some of my Chris
tians sisters and brethren to go and
sit down awhile at the feet of their
Lord and Master and learn over again
the lesson he once taught certain dis
ciples who came to Him reporting that
they had "rebuked" some people whom
they had found "casting out devils in
Thy name, who followed not with us."
1 doubt not it is refreshing even to ex
hilaration to copperhead and salQon
ists to note with what flippancy these
high priests thunder their anathemas
of excommunication against people
who were fighting in the battle-field of
prohibition before some of them were
born, and will probably be fighting
these when they are dead or have be
came dyed-in-the-wool Democrats, but
to thoughtful and sincere prohibi
tionists it is a painful, because it is a
perilous spectacle. It were possible
for a teacher to wade in among the
children, cuffing them right and left
and shouting "down on your knees,
you young Arabs, and say the Lord's
prayer!" but I question if it would
prove the happiest method of
it is that
genuine piety. Pity
some of these great
Prohibition do not
" catch on " to some such a hint! Be
cause J. Ellen- Foster, the honored
president of the Iowa Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, and a lady
without a superior in ability and influ
ence in the land, has given the Repub
lican party her unqualified indorse
ment, the Union Signal, the National
organ of the W. C. T. U., virtually
reads her out of that organization.
Pity the talented editor of that organ
does not know that while there are
hundreds of noisy people who may ap
plaud such bigotry, there are tens of
thousands of quiet, women those who
bear "the burden and heat of the day"
down where the foundations lie, who
are pained and disgusted.
Because this writer "tossed not high
his ready cap in air" at that brilliant
display of "non-sectional fraternization
when the Indianapolis convention
yoked together Fisk, the sturdy "Ox'
of Loyalty, and Brooks, tho hardy
"Ass" of Treason, my loyalty to Pro
hibition is called in question! Some of
these bright mornings these oracles of
third partyism will wake up to the
discovery that there are tens of thou
sands of old Union soldiers in this
country who will forgive, and "shake
hands" with every ex-rebel they meet,
who acknowledges that the rebellion
was wrong and we were right in sup
pressing it, but who, nevertheless, are
proud to say that the ex-rebel don't
live whom they would vote for
for Vice-President of the Nation he
once sought to destroy! This is not
"sectional hatred," but it is the re
spect we owe to half a million of our
dead comrades, and it is, moreover, a
duty we owe, and every patriot in this
Nation owes as a lesson in loyalty
to coming generations.
It is easy to prate of " inflaming old
animosities," but old soldiers are too
"old" not to know that " old animos
ities" kept out of that third party
platform the proposed "plank" in
favor of pensioning Union soldiers
who are still needy and uncared for.
The same rebel spirit that excluded
such a plank from the Democratic
platform at St. Louis got in its work
at Indianapolis! What a comment on
the patriotism and gratitude of a Na
tion, when a party claiming to De
"National!" and patriotic stood
amidst a wealth of civil, social and
commercial benefactions such as the
Union soldiers have bequeathed to this
generation, and yet dares not utter
even a syllable of gratitude to the men
whose valor and blood bought it all!
We are prohibitionists enough to fight
the saloon, standing abreast with any
"Third Party" Prohibitionist in the
crowd, but we hope not to so lose our
religious poise as to fall to unchristian
izing all who do not see through our
spectacles; nor yet to part with our
patriotism to a degree that will render
us the auxiliaries of a political party
that is the fostering embodiment of
saloonism and hoodlumism in the
North, and the organized lazar house of
the Nation's enemies both in the South
and beyond the sea! John Hogarth
Lozicr, in Chicago Inter Ocean.
THE LOVEJOY EPISODE.
A Fine Sample or democratic Duplicity,
Chicanery and Hypocrisy.
Our Democratic friends appear to
be extracting considerable satisfaction
out of the reports that the sons or
other younger relatives of two or
three of the former anti-slavery lead
ers have left their old party friends
and gone over to the Democracy. One
of the Btfurbon papers, in referring to
the defection of the son of William
Lloyd Garrison and the son of Owen
Lovejoy, makes the astounding ob
servation astounding, that is to say,
when coming from a Democratic jour
nal that " there is something of the
old spirit here," meaning that the
sons, in joining the Democratic party,
display some of the fearless, humane
and progressive spirit for which their
fathers were famed.
But is it not rather odd for the
Democrats to commend the "spirit"
which they fancy that the present
Garrison and Lovejoy typify? These
young men are, probably, honest and
conscientious in allying themselves
with the Democracy. At least, no
j S.?cc7ican has questioned the purity
h.T- Tnrfik.7 in tliiQ fintinn "Rut
it is pertinent to ask: When did the
Democracy begin to admire the
"spirit" for which the elder Garrison
and Lovejoy stood? Was it admira
tion for Garrison which prompted the
Democratic mob to drag him through
the streets of Boston with a rope
around his neck, with the intention of
hanging him from a lamp-post on a
thoroughfare sufficiently prominent to
allow the people of the whole city to
get a view of his body as it
dangled in the air? Was it affection
for Lovejoy or Lovejoy' s cause which
led the Democrats to threaten Con
gressman Owen Lovejoy with death,
and to murder his brother Elisha in
Of course the Democracy, in all its
partisan relations with the sons of con
spicuous anti-slavery men or Repub
licans, has been guilty of the most con
temptible sort of duplicity, chicanery
and hypocrisy. When the Massachu
setts Democrats gave the Gubernatorial
nomination to Charles F. Andrew, son
of the old Bay State's great war Gov
ernor, a year ago, they knew he would
not be elected, and did not desire him
to be elected. Tho Democrats this
year, in nominating Owen Lovejoy for
Congress in the Seventh Illinois dis
trict, are aware that the district is
now represented by a Republican, that
its normal Republican majority is
4,000 or 5,000, and that Lovejoy has no
more chance of election in it than he
has of becoming Sultan of Turkey.
Owen Lovejoy is used this year, as
unaries r . Andrew was used a year i
ago, as a decoy duck, so to speak, to
allure to the Democracy, by the influ
ence of an illustrious name, other
members of the organization to which
tho fathers of these men belonged, so
as to strengthen the party in future
canvasses. If the Illinois Democrats
who have nominated Lovejoy, and the
Bourbon journals throughout the coun
try which are just now so lavish in his
praise, ever for a moment imagined
that he possessed any of the "old
spirit" which animated his father or
his uncle, they would shun him as they
would a pestilence. St. Loitii 3L;
Democrat. Purpose of the Tariff,
It is claimed that the tariff increases
the selling price and makes commod
ities dearer to the consumers, whe
bear the burden of it all; but let us sei
how this is. The purpose of the tarii?
was to foster manufacturing in this
country, so that by home competition
the price of the commodities would be
reduced to the minimum with labor
liberally paid. It has not only cheap
ened every thing it has touched, but
has increased the wages of lai?or.
That it has made these thir.?"J ri
sible there is no good reason to doubt
The "tax on the laboring sian" is
more of fiction than truth, when the
blessings of home competitica are
recognized. But this same " laboring
man" has another advantage higher
wages. If there were but one pro
ducer and he the only consumer, his
wages would little concern him as an
element entering into the cost of pro
duction, for what he paid for articles
he would receive in wages, and the
cost of living and the price of labor
would remain relative. But were there
two consumers and one producer, the
latter would have the advantage of re
ceiving wages for supplying two while
at the expense of supporting but one.
That is the condition of labor in this
country to-day, but the Mills bill will
open our ports to foreign producers
who will receive a good share of tb.7
wages that should go to the Americas
laborer. Chicago Current (Ind.).
Home and Foreign Market.
The free-traders hold out great
allurements of gaining the access to
the markets of the world for our
woolen manufactures if we will con
sent to remove the protective duty on
wool. If they are so anxious to get
into foreign markets the best way to
go about it would be to follow the ex
ample of other nations of promoting
their manufactures, and make a re
bate on exported woolen manufact
ures equal to the duty on wool. This
would accomplish the desired result
without destroying our own flocks
and herds. But to common-sense
people it would seem that before start
ing off on a chase for the elusive
"markets of the world," we take care
of our own home market. We im
ported last year ?1G,351,370 worth of
raw wool, and $44,235,243 worth of
manufactured wool $60,586,613 in all,
which in quality and value greatly ex
ceeds any trade we can hope to estab
lish abroad. If, instead of sending
that $60,586,613 across the seas last
year, we had paid it to our people, the
country would have been much richer
and times vastly better. National
Tribune (O. A. .).
Facts for Working-Men.
I would not have an idle man or an
idle mill or an idle spindle in this j
country if by holding exclusively the
American market we could keep tnem
employed and running. Every yard of
cloth imported here makes a demand
for one yard less of American fabrica
tion. Every ton of steel imported
diminishes that much of home produc
tion. Every blow struck on the other
side upon an article which comes here
in competition with like articles pro
duced here makes the demand for one
blow less at home. Every day's labor
upon the foreign products sent to the
United States takes one day's labor
from American working-men. I would
ctitto tTio rlnT-c latinr tn nup mrn fit-of
Fast and all the time, and that policy j
,:. :i : !,: ; c a
which fails in this is opposed to Amer
ican interests. To secure this is the
great purpose of a protective tariff.
Free trade says give it to the foreign
workman if ours wiU not perform it at
the same price and accept the same
wages; the working-men say no, and
justly and indignantly resent this at
tempted degradation of their labor, this
blow at their independence and man
hood. Front Congressman McKinleys
Protection to home industries!
regard as the most important plank'in
any platform after "the Union must and
shall be preserved." Jflyww B.Cfram.
A SHORT CATECHISM.
Let American WorkinjjOIen Read and
Digest These Words of a Brother.
Question. Who controls the Gov
ernment of the United States at the
Answer. " The Government of the
United States is now controlled by ex
Confederate soldiers." (Speech of
Bradley T. Johnson, ex-Confederate.)
Q. What is the chief end of "ex
A. To keep the South solid, tear
down Northern industries pauperize
Q. Who chiefly desire to destroy
Northern industries by turning them
over to British work-shops?
A. The same who desired to destroy
the Nation and set up a Southern Con
federacy. Q. Who did the " ex-Conf ederate
soldiers" make their Speaker in Con
gress, the more effectively to make
warfare on Northern industries?
A. A Southern free-trader, whose
seat was contested and fairly won by an
Q. Who did this Southern free-trade
Speaker place in charge of thirty-one
important Congressional committees
out of a total of fifty-four, to make
sure of " ex-Confederate " control?
A. Thirty-one "ex-Confederate"
helpers of British work-shops.
Q. Who did this Southern free-trade
Speaker make his chief instrument to
cripple Northern industi-ies?
A. An "ex-Confederate" free trader
from Texas ignorant and bitterly hos
tile concerning Northern interests
blind and selfish in his devotion to
j Southern interests
Q. Who did the Democratic National
convention select to build its platform
A. An "ex-Confederate" free trader;
the most radical of his kind.
Q. Whence did this "ex-Confederate"
free-trader obtain timber for the
main plank in his platform?
A. From tho constitution of the "ex
Confederate" States in these words:
"Xor shull any duties or taxes on impor
tations from foreign nations be laid to
promote or foster any branch of indus
try." Q. Who was compelled to swallow
the platform of the "ex-Confederate"
A. Grover Cleveland.
Q. What are the main principles of
the Mills bill, prepared by the "ex
Confederate" free trader from Texas?
A. Protection to Southern interests
destruction to Northern.
Q. What results are the "ex-Confederate"
free traders working for?
A. To keep Southern illiterate labor
debased degrade Northern educated
labor to same level!
Q. Who forced upon us the tariff of
'46, and fourteen years of "tariff re
form" in the interests of British work
shops and slave labor?
A. The " ex-Confederate " free
traders and their slave-holding ances
tors, aided by Northern dough-faced
Q. How did it leave us?
A. The National Treasury bankrupt
National debt increasing Govern
ment shinning for money at 10 per
cent., private interest 10 to 24 per cent.
furnaces closed working-men idle
industries crippled wages one-half to
one-third of what they are to-day
plenty of British goods nothing to
Q. Who gave us the present tariff
system and twenty-five years of pro
tected industries in the interests of
A'. Northern Republicans, aided by
Q. Where are wo now?
A. The richest nation on the globe
greatestmanufacturing twelve hun
dred and fifty millions in savings
banks nineteen hundred millions in
other banks Government interest 2
per cent. private interest 4 to 6-per
cent. Treasury full workshops busy
best fed, best clothed, best educated,
best housed people ever lived all
necessaries never so cheap nobody
complaining but "ex-Confederate free
traders, English importers and pro
Fellow Workixg-mex: In days
gone by some of you faced the " Rebel
J'e." Then it was aimed at North
ern soldiers; once more it is heard;
this time it is against Northern in
dustries and Northern wageworkers.
Shall it triumph in '88, or go down as
f in '65? A Working-man in Chicago
Figures for Working-Men.
For the sake of a comparison between
the wages paid to the operatives of the
different manufacturing countries, be
low is a table showing the average
weekly rate of wages paid in the wool
en factories in the United States (Mas
sachusetts), France (Rheims district),
England (Yorkshire district) and Ger
many (Rhenish district). It is impos
sible to doubt the accuracy ol this ta
ble, as Carrol D. Wright is responsible
for the United States figures. ex-Consul
Trisbif fnr tiinso nf Vmmp Rnhnrt
GiffeQ for the E lish and -Consul
Du Boig for those of Germanv.
,-,,, -,,. xv,";, n
Men(overseers 12 00
Spinners 9 05
Women 6 13
Young person;. 4 81
we see, according
authority, wages are 100
! higher in the woolen and worsted
du3t?' ' United Statf invan-v
of the European countries. In these
they are about alike, with the impor--tant
difference above noted, pointing to
a prospective betterment in Germany;
while at the same time these carefullj'
prepared official statements fully re
fute the charge that only Germany is
the home of pauper labor. Industrial
J9"The Democratic managers are
going to try one more Chinese trick
on General Harrison. They propose
to dress a squad of loafers as China
men and havo them parade in Califor
nia towns in honor of the Republican
candidate. Detroit Tribune
REGULAR DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
Of Xev rort.
" Grover Cleveland has done more to
advance the cause of free trade than
any prime minister of England has
ever done." London Spectator.
ALLEX G. TIIURMAN.
" The only time England can use an
Irishman is when he emigrates to
America and votes for free trade."
The very conservative and truthful
London Globe says: "As a rule tlra
Presidential contest has very little
interest to the Old World. On the
present occasion, however, an issue
is involved which very closely concerns
Europe, more particularly Great Brit
ain. Mr. Cleveland has taken his
stand on free trade, and, although his
party managers have considerably
planed down his platform, he is uni
versally recognized in the State as
pledged to initiate a new departure in
fiscal policy. Nor can there be any
doubt that he would act up to this un
derstanding were he elected.
"The central issue of the contest
lies between the maintenance of the
present fiscal system intact and its
modification in the direction of free
trade. And on that broad question Mr.
Cleveland's candidature naturally arid
necessarily carries English sympathy."
THE BOYS IN BLUE.
Wliy Their Reirards Should Xot Be
Weighed with Apothecaries' Scale.
General Harrison is always at his
best when talking to the old soldiers.
The comradeship which exists be
tween men who have shared common
perils creates a bond of sympathy that
binds most strongly. General Harrison
is sure of appreciative hearers when
ever he talks to the old soldiers. His
words are more eloquent and tender
when referring to them and the hard
ships they endured and the sacrifices
their families bore than on any other
subject. One of the best things ho has
ever uttered was in a recent speech to
some Indiana veterans who called upon
him. After recounting the terriblo
scenes through which they had passed
and the trials and sacrifices which
their families at home had to endure,
he uttered these impressive words:
"My countrymen, it is no time now to
use an apothecary's scales to weigh
the rewards of the men who saved the
country." That was a forcible and
well-deserved rebuke of the course
which the Democratic Administration
is pursuing toward the old soldiers.
Mr. Cleveland is attempting to weigh
on apothecary's scales the services of
every disabled and dependent veteran.
He spends hours in searching for
minute flaws in their petitions for pen
sions, in order that he may find some
excuse for vetoing a just claim of a
Union soldier. Their struggles and
hardships, their perils and sufferings,
the sacrifices of dependent families at
home all teem so small in his eyes
that he thinks he can weigh them in
apothecary's scales. But the people of
this country who gratefully appreciate
the work nnd tho worth of the Union
soldier will resent with all the power
at their command Mr. Cleveland's at
tempt to minify and belittle the immor
tal services of the Union soldiers. Des
Moines (-) Register.
DRIFT OF OPINION.
jJSfGeneral George W. Jones, of
Dubuque, la., ex-United States Senator
from Missouri and Iowa, and one of the
strongest supporters of the Democratic
party in the Northwest, has announced
his support of Harrison. Toledo Blade.
5SfKeep before the loyal people
this declaration of Dr. John A. Brooks,
the Prohibition candidate for Vice
President: " I have been a rebel, a slave
holder and a firt-zating Democrat, but
thank God I have never been a Repub
lican, and I have not that sin to answer
JGSfThe surest way to break the
solid South is to secure a Republican
solid North. We are not grasping at
possibilities in this campaign. The
Republican party may secure some
Southern State, but'it will be wise not
to let the pleasant probability enter
into their calculations. N. Y. Press.
53-If the number of pensioners con
tinue to increase, it is not because the
Cleveland Administration i3 favorable
to such a result, but because laws
passed by Republicans compel it to re
spect such claims to a certain extent.
The fact is notorious that tho Pension
Bureau rejects a3 many claims as it
possibly can upon one pretext and an
other, often in direct violation of the
spirit, if not the letter, of the statutes;
and Mr. Cleveland has steadily resist
ed pension legislation in such a way
as to practically deprive Congress of
its authority to pass special bills ex
cept by a two thirds vote. SL Louis
j-The country i3 comparatively
new, true. It was newer in 1860, when
Democratic free trade had its latest
test- As a country gets old, according
to free-trade theories, wages falL As
this country get3 old the fact is that
wages rise; they are thirty-eight per
cent, higher, to say the least, than
they were when the Democratic policy
ceased to govern. The advance has
been in spite of the most marvelous
migration of labor ever known in hu
man history. Over 8,000,000 workers
have come to this couatry and yet
wages have risen; something like half
of them have come from Great Britain,
and yet wages there have risen com
parativeiy not at alL K. T. Tribune
FARM AND FIRESIDE.
Some one suggests that it is better
for the man to sneak off and let the
woman milk, if ho can't do it without
swearing at the cow.
Do not use butter in frying S3h, as
it is sure to burn, and has a tendency
to soften the fish. Oil is the best, next
to it lard and clarified drippings.
The American Cultivator suggests
that the tomato is commonly grown in
gardens in too rich a soiL It does best
in a moderately fertile soil, ripening
earlier, and being less subject to rot.
All birds that feather out early are
hard to raise, and only extra attention
of the right kind will save a largo per
centage of them. The severe drain
upon the system of the little chicks in
feathering is tho cause of this. Ameri
Banana Blanc Mango: One quart
of boiling milk, four tablespoonfuls
each of smooth corn-starch and sugar,
boil together until thick; when cool,
add one teaspoonful of vanilla, and stir
in three sliced bananas and mold.
Old strawberry bcd3 should be
mown down after the fruit is gathered.
This will give a chance for new and
vigorous growth, from which by due
cultivation a thrifty bed can be made
for next year. The old growth is bet
ter removed than loft.
The farmer who waits until haying
time to get his barns and harvesting
machinery in order, will begin his hay
ing lato in the season, his hay will be
allowed to get ripe and loso its most
valuable qualities; ho will be bohind in
harvesting and all the year.
It is a hustler of a farmer who will
hitch up his team in the morning and
drive ten miles in order that ho may
watch a game of bas3 ball, while oa
the same day a contest is going on at
home between weeds and corn for the
championship of his corn-field. There
are. men who call themselves farmers
who do this very thing.
A very large part of tho crops
grown upon the farm in the shape of
grain should be turned into meats and
butter and cheese before it is sold. In
this way the land is kept in fertility
and tho product is very much more
valuable and concentrated. The farmer
who raises crops through tho summer
and feeds them through the winter has
double profits. Prairie Farmer.
All forms of intoxicants, however
mild, should be avoided in the hayfield.
A pitcher of lemonade or cool oat water
is relished, but perhaps the best drink
to be thought of, is the sweetened water
of the old-time daj's, livened by a little
ginger. Some prefer cool tea or coffee,
but no drink should be furnished that
is heating to the blood or very sweet.
Smoked Beef and Eggs: Shave the
beef very thin, having first trimmed it
carefully; put it in a frying-pan with a
little cold water, and let it freshen and
simmer for a few minutes; then drain
off the water, wipo the pan dry, butter
it and put in the meat again. Beat the
eggs, put them in with it and add a
little salt and pepper. Stir constantly
until well thickened, then turn out into
a hot dish and serve immediately.
An Kxperlcnced Farmer Declares That It
1'ays to Do It.
I will give you my experience in fat
tening sheep. I havo for some twelve
years fed either sheep or cattle, and I
find the most profit in feeding sheep.
Last winter I thought I would try both
cattle and sheep. So November 29 we
bought 12 head of cattle for 3Jc por
pound, weighing 1,100 pounds, and on
December 6 I bought 157 sheep for the
same money that I paid for the cattle,
and fed them about the same amount
of feed till March 1. I shipped tho
sheep to Buffalo and sold them and
had 322 profit for their feed. We fed
the cattle until the middle of April,
when they went off and we had $271
for our feed on cattle. So you see we
had $51 more profit on the sheep than
we had on the cattle, and saved the
feed for six weeks, which was 125
pounds of corn and throe tons of hay,
worth $60 more, which we can add to
the profit on sheep.
We had a very good gain on our
cattle. They gained 50 pound3 a
month per head all winter. The gain
was not so much on the sheop. More
laid on fat, and the fat got out of them
and they brought a better price in the
market. It is not the number of
pounds that you put on that makes tho
profit. It is the flesh that they are in
that makes them sell well in tho mar
ket. I think that a poor sheep sells
meaner than any other kind of live
stock that is shipped to market. You
may ship an old, poor cow, and some
butcher is ready to buy her. But it
is not that way with an old sheep. He
will have to be 3old to the pelter only
for his pelt. But if he were kept at
home for six or eight week3 and fed
well he would bring a good price.
I have never tried feeding sheep on
pasture, but I think if one could fatten
a sheep in winter he would surely do
better in summer on good pasture and
feed than he would on dry feed. Now,
my manner of feeding: As a general
thing, I cut up corn in the fall, then
when it is dry and the ground is frozen,
haul 'out the shock corn and feed it on
a sod where we want to farm next
season, and give our sheep all they
can eat of corn and fodder. When it
is bad weather we stable our sheep,
and give plenty of good hay to eat,
and plenty of water, and they will do
very well. This is the way we feed our
cattle the fore part of winter, and the
last part of feeding we grind their corn,
and stable, and feed all they can eat.
I had some experience in feeding hog3,
and found it very uncertain business,
on account of cholera. It takes more
hard labor to feed hogs than it does to
tend to sheep. I am looking for some
way of living without so much hard
U.bor and wearing out our land, and I
think I found it when I took up sheep.
A Literary Genius.
joae3 1 say, Smith, I understand)
that Brown is something of a literary
Smith Literary man, yes. Why,,
Brown writes for the wast baskete of
seme of the leading newspapers and,
magazine in the country. 2L T. Sun
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