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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
Atlanta Constitution: Alas! Editor
Godkln will have to begin the burial
of llver all over again.
Hartford Courant: There Is nothing
the matter with the Republican party
except the Platta and Quays, their small
fry Imitators, the preachers of cowardly
politics, and the practices of dirty poli
tics. Once well rid of these, the party
wold renew its youth like an eagle.
St. Paul Globe: The circumstances of
' the election are such as to make New
York State unquestionably Democratic
for many years to come. The Repub
licans who supported Seth Low may be
counted upon hereafter, In any general
election, to vote and work for the Dem
i ocratic ticket.
Atlanta Journal: It is a sad omen of
the times and a very bad omen for the
future of Journalism that the pen of a
man who can produce a spicy lie la often
In readier demand and his reward in
cash is larger than that of the journalists
who have even more ability and un
speakably more honor.
. Louisville Post: When the Democrats
in 189(5 asuumed responsibility for the
sins of Popullura, as well as for some of
their own, it became, in the judgment
of millions of thoughtful American vot
ers, a dangerous party, and that opinion
must be dissipated before we can win
another national victory.
Courier Journal: As ullver is pro
duced by the Uroken Hill Proprietary
Company's mines In New South Wales at
a cost of less than 2.r cents an ounce, and
as the great copper mines are turning It
out for less, there Is no rwwon to expwt
any permanent rally In the market. It
is clearly a case of the law of supply and
Sioux City Journal: The people largely
rely upon "bosses" to keep the political
machine grinding, and from time to
time, when the "bossen" got fresh and
phow disposition to claim ownership of
the machine the people rise up and emlte
them, and there are new bosses, or more
modest old ones, and the machine grinds
away as aforetime.
Indianapolis News: The National
Sound Money League, at its semi-annual
meeting yesterday, Issued a declaration
!ut which it announced the well-known
.truth that international bimetallism Is
dead. We do not suppose that the state
ment of the League will make the fact
any truer than it would have been with
out the statement.
Chicago Tribune: The declwlou of the
Supreme court In the case of the Trans
Missouri Freight Association proved
that the Interstate commerce act
amounted to something. But this latter
decision tends In a contrary direction.
It whittles down and minimizes the
force of the law and makes It nearly
valueless as a remedy against the evils
It was enacted to correct.
Washington Times: By all odds the
' most important fact of the campaign In
the State of New York is the indication
that a Democratic Governor will be
elected In 1898. This we may consider
as a moral certainty. What Is Intensely
interesting about the matter is that the
fortunate Individual who shall reach the
State executive mansion is much more
than likely to appwr as a Presidential
quantity In 1900.
Danville Register: We agree with
those who say there are but two parties
in this country, the Democratic party
and the Republican party. Each haa
lately been more or less split up on the
currency question. There were last year
nearly as many free silver Republicans
as there were gold standard Democrats.
Each party will be reunited on some
basis before 1900, and it will not be the
currency question. That will probably
not be an Issue In 1900.
Chicago Times-Herald: The United
States Supreme court haa taken the
starch out of the Interstate Commerce
Commission. The decision of the court
In the case of the Interstate Commerce
Commission against certain Southern
railway companies which reduced rates
to meet the water transportation com
panies is not only a great victory for
the railways, but Is significant of the
fact that the highest tribunal In the
land regards the law.as a very imperfect
piece of legislation. "
. Omaha Bee: Who, then, are the peo
ple dissatisfied with "McKinleylsm and
Dlngleylsm?" Are they the manufac
turers who have been enabled to start
up their mills and factories? Are they
the Idle wage earners of a year ago who
have found steady and remunerative
work? Are they the agricultural pro
ducers for whose products the home de
mand has been materially increased?
Are they even th Mjrreney roforniflm,
whose importunate demand for a re
vision of the currency the President did
his best to comply with? Certainly none
of these has any good reason to be dis
satisfied with the administration or with
Republican policy. There is some defec
tlon undoubtedly, of spoils seekers, but
this is not of very great Importance.
Philadelphia Bulletin: The committee
appointed by the Board of Education to
investigate the recent shortages discov
ered in the weight of coal supplied to the
public schools have reported that 161
tons were missing, or not accounted for,
in twenty-eight school houses. Should
the same shortages prevail in the school
houses which they did not visit and it
Is probable that they do the city ha3
been deliberately robbed in Its coal con
tract to the extent of not less than 1,000
Pittsburg Times: The report of the
bureau of building inspection for October
shows that during that month there were
more building permits Issued than for
any preceding month since the estab
lishment of the bureau. The estimated
cost of the buildings also broke the rec
ord. The number of new buildings for
which permits were Issued last month
was 170. and their estimated cost $1,177,
f87. This was art Increase of sixty-one
new buildings over October, 189G, and an
Increase In cost of $572,109.
Raleigh News and Obnerver: Some
gold Democrats who were mistaken last
year now see that, even if they did not
wholly believe In free coinage at 16 to 1,
the Democrat party offered the only hope
of government upon correct principles.
It Is a good sign that many of them
have returned to their old home and
helped to win splendid victories this
year. -They have come back expressing
by their action a willingness to abide by
the wisdom of the party, and, coming
back in that spirit, they will find a
warm welcome from the great body of
the party who were grieved at their
action last year.
Harper's Weekly: Our government
H-nt to Europe a special commission
composed of gentlemen who were to
crystallize the bimetallic sentiment so
abounding In England, France and Ger
many, and to bring matters to a head.
It 13 true the British government, In
announcing to our commissioners the
result, gave them the soothing assur
ance that. If they had anything else to
propose, they would be listened to with
pleasure. But, as a matter of fact, the
discussion is actually closed, and our
commissioners return like a committee
of the Pickwick Club coming home from
a sentimental journey.
Kansas City Star: In this world
those persons thrive best who are deter
mined to realize their desires and who
hold their own comfort and enjoyment
paramount to the convenience of other
people. Selfish husbands are the Idols of
doting wives, and wives who want every
thing for themselves are usually lucky
enough to get the kind of husbands
whom they can bend to their purposes.
Self abnegation is the sort of virtue
which brings nothing but n moral re
ward. Persons who are content with
that kind of pay may practice it, but
those who crave something more sub
stantial will pursue a different policy.
Globe-Democrat: The spectacle of a
drunken policeman dragging a respecta
ble and inoffensive woman along the
streets is another instance of disgrace
connected with the force in this city.
Something is radically wrong with a de
partment guilty of so many sins of omis
sion and commission. An arrest of a
woman with brutality is In keeping with
the failure to arrest the highwaymen
who have been asaultlng citizens. This
is not the only recent case here of out
rageous behavior on the part of police
men to women. The fact that an Inno
cent woman can be subject to such treat
ment U shameful, and the punishment
should fit the offense.
New York Mail and Express: Some of
our Central and South American cousins
are at present enga ged in sotting the stage
for those hilarious operas bouffe which
they playfully call national elections.
The reigning President of Costa Rica,
for example, Igleslas, has the second
term bee in his bonnet; and the candi
date most menacing to the political
hopes of Mr. Igleslas is former President
Mora, who has great strength with the
people. It is interesting to learn with
how much delicacy the threatened exec
utive has simplified the situation. . In
stead of going to the vulgar expense of
flooding Costa Rica with fiery campaign
documents and keeping a brigade of or
ators on the stump, he quietly removes
Mr. Mora to a safe and salubrious spot
beyond the confines of the republic, and
will keep him there till the ballot boxes
have rendered the proper verdict for Ig
leslas. The art of kidnaping a campaign
rival it rather new from th North
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