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The antis agree that the expansion of
the past has been a blessing to the coun
try, and that the old time antis were
wrong in their opposition to it. A na
tion, like an individual, must either ad
vance or retrograde. Our country is all
The Pennsylvania legislature refused
to elect MatthewS. Qoaj United States
senator. Tbe governor appointed him.
The senate then refused him a seat. It
is well. If legislatures will persist in
deadlocks, let their states do without
Admiral Dewey declares himself a dem
ocrat, and says "(hat ought to indicate
where 1 stand on vital issues." As pres
ent day democracy is gauged by the cen
sors to mean support of Mr. Bryan per
haps George isn't fully aware of the sig
nificance of his declaration.
Our soldiers in the Philippines have
seen how free silver works in real life.
Their gold coins were converted into free
silver dollars, and the two free silver
dollars they received for one gold dollar
would not purchase as much of any
thing, says the Oregonian, excepting
labor and the products of cheap labor,
as would their gold dollar at home.
And now it is the broom corn trust
which is in trouble. The flrst broom
corn ever imported into this country has
arrived at Chicago. The cargo consists
of r>oo tons and comes from Hungary.
It is said the broom corn trust has 12,
--000 tons of corn on hand, but will not
sell for less than $200 per ton. The im
ported corn costs less than $120 per ton.
James Hamilton Lewis out talked
Bryan at a Detroit banquet the other
night. The burden of his cry was: "It
was the democracy which originated
every good result which came from the
republican administration." As Bryan
has been denouncing every act of the re
publicans, it should be recorded who
kept Bryan off Lewis' back while the
latter was bowing and blowing, says
Walla Walla luion.
Senator \llen of Nebraska, that stal
wart friend of the Tagals, made a strong
point when he called attention to the
cases of insanity among the American
soldiers in the Philippines, says the Port
Townsend Leader. But Secretary Hoot
spoiled the story by proving that the
rate of insanity cases in the Philippines
is lees than it was in the regular army
in this country for the 10 years ending
July, 1898. One of the worst features
of the Mckinley administration, by the
way, is the cold-blooded habit it has ac
quind of disproving the choicest theories
of the Aguinaldoites.
Pacific coast ports should certainly be
in favor of expansion. The total foreign
trade of the Puget Sound collection dis
trict, in March last, amounted to $10,
--254,483, of which $7,745,631 represent
e 1 the value of the exports, says the
Olympian. Among the goods shipped
from Puget Sound ports were: 303,717
bushels of wheat, 155,900 barrels of
flour and 14,374,000 feet of lumber.
The entire import and export trade of
the Puget Sound district amounted to
only $20,500,000 during the full calen
dar year of 181)8. The trade of the
month of March alone was just one-half
of that of all of 1898, and the bulk of
the increase can be directly traced to the
policy of expansion and encouragement
of our manufacturing and producing
This is going to be an awful hard year
for the fellow who's a democrat in Spo
kane, says the Chronicle. He can't hur
rah for the soldiers on Decoration day—
that's militarism; he can't help hoist
the flag on the Fourth of July—that's
imperialism; he can't tell hie friends to
come west and take up laud on the Col"
ville reservation —that's expansion; he
can't welcome the nation's president to
this city—that's McKiuleyism; he can't
cheer for the queen of the industrial ex
position—that's the pomp of monarchy;
he can't even get in with the rest of us
and brag about the wonderful way Spo
kane is gaining in population,and wealth,
and beauty, and industry—that's pros
perity. And when the election returns
come in—well, he can go away out be
hiud the barn and cry.
"All citizens of the state who will be
be lecal voters therein at the general
election to be held in the state en Nov.
C, 1900, who will support Hon. William
Jennings Bryan for the presidency dur
ing the ensuing campaign, and will vote
for him at said election, are urged to
participate in the primaries and county
conventions which will be held to select
the delegates to the above named con
vention." So says the call for the
Washington state democratic conven
vention, remarks the Wilbur Register.
The voter is not asked to subscribe to
any articles of faith—he may even re
pudiate Jeffersonian principles, which,
indeed, he must do before swallowing
Bryan. That call means that it is an
invitation to populists, socialists, an
archists, or any old thing, and was so
intended by the state committee. When
that convention is called to order and j
tbe platform adopted, there will be
fierce denunciation of autocrats and
one-man party, but it will miss Bryan
and mongrel democracy—those platform
makers will not be thinking of them
selves. For democracy,Bryan is all they
need. But suppose William Jennings
Bryan should die during the campaign
—would democracy formulate a new test,
by setting up a new idol If so, would
the new measure of democracy be found
in John I. Altgeld?
Joined to His Idols.
The various gentlemen the country
over, calling themselves democrats, in
cluding the sponsors of the Dewey move
ment, Dand Bennett Hill, Henry Wat
terson and those in general to whom 16
to 1 and anti-expansion have become a
source of infinite weariness, are not to
be congratulated on the effect of their
n-monstrances upon Mr. Bryan, says
the I'ost-lotelligeneer. He HtandH on
his kopje and Kings them the same old
song. He ignores their demonstration
in force. They conceded in advance that
they would support him, though bis
platform should declare that all men
must be exactly six feet high and that
the width of the Atlantic ocean must be
made equal to that of the Pacific, by
the efforts of the United States "without
waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation.'' In return they aeked
that he would pluck one or two thorns
out of their couch and make their dis
agreeable task as tolerable as possible.
If it were possible to admire Mr. Bryan
politically, one would find joy in the
grim determination with which he holds
a nasty mixture to their lips and tells
them they must drink every last drop
According to the press reports, he has
not varied by a syllable hie stock speech
for the campaign. He delivered it in
substantially the same language and
without a single variation in idea at all
points that he visited on the Pacific
coast. He is now rehearsing it in Mich
igan, where he went to see that the
machinery of the state convention ran
smoothly. He said again that we muet
have free coinage of silver at ICtol.
And he told those people as he told ours,
that 05,000 American soldiers from the
Philippines would return to "stifle lib
erty" in the I'nited States. He adds
only the Puerto Rico matter to his rep
ertoire, and challenges any one to men
tion a despot upon whom more arbi
trary powers had been conferred than
thoee vested in the president for the
government of that island. We are not
much interested in despots, but we could
refer him to a president who received
just such arbitrary powers in the past,
and exercised them too. His name is
Thomas Jefferson, and he received from
congress those tyrannical powers over
the inhabitants of the territory included
in the Louisiana purchase, without ask
ing their consent.
It is as intensely amusing to nee this
champion of popular rights running
about the country and setting up the
pins for his renomination as it is in the
smaller field to see the "people's" party
managed entirely by a lew individuals
and committtees, in supreme contempt
of the people themselves and what they
may think and wish. Fancy the univer
sal howl, the wealth of execration that
would greet President McKinley if he
were to attend conventions in the sev
eral states to make sure that he had
everything solid. But Mr. Bryan is tak
ing no chances. He certainly deserves
credit for his extraordinary success in
making a profitable occupation of crush
ing all opposition to his machine with
one hund while with the other he ad
ministers to the few gold democrats who
would like some trifling concession
allopathic doses of the medicine which
they most loathe. Democrats may like
or dislike Mr. Bryan, they may resist or
kneel before him, but they need not ex
pect from him any intimation that he
is not possessed of all wisdom. In the
whole history of American politics no
man has ever appeared who was more
irrevocably joined to bis idols. His
wretched party is learning how it feels
to suffer martyrdom upon a cross of
The western Washington shingle trust
succumbed to the inevitable and went to
pieces late last week. An order had
been issued closing down the 300 mills
that were in the association, but it was
not obeyed by the larger ones. The con
sequence is a demoralization in prices.
The dissolution of the trust comes as a
surprise to some, in view of the fact that
it had been successful in getting the mills
to close down twice before, in order that
production might be curtailed. Others
profess not to be surprised; as they knew
that the action of eastern dealers in
standing together in a determination not
to buy while prices were maintained at
the increased rate, would result in the
smash up. It goes to show at any rate,
that in all combination projects the
buyer must be taken into consideration,
also that high prices operate to decrease
The statistician of the United States
department hae issued a statement
showing the wheat crop of the world for
the five years 1895 to 1899. This state
ment includes the department's first
estimates of the four pieceding rears.
Commercial interest in this statement
naturally centers in the crop of which a
portion etill remains in the hands of the
producers and dealers, the crop of 1899.
The sufficiency of this crop to supply all
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 11, 1900.
demands during the present crop yeur
would eeem to be incontestable. The
aggregate world's production in 1899
amounted to 2,725,407,000 bushels, a
decrease, it is true, of 195,638,000
bushels, or a little less than 7 per cent
from the crop of 1898; but, compared
with the average of the four preceding
years, 189.") to 1898—a comparison
which is obviously more satisfactory—
the 1899 production shows an increase
of nearly 0 l-,'5 per cent, or, expressed in
quantity, of 161,853,000 bushels. The
increase from year to year in the amount
consumed, a fact that is universally con
ceded, has doubtless so enlarged the ab
sorptive capacity of the markets that
last year' 4 crop may prove no more
than sufficient for consumption and
In a senate speech on the Bobject of
the government of the Philippine islands,
Senator Depew of New York said: "The
kindergarten of liberty, tinder competent
instructors, rapidly develops its pupils
for larger responsibilities for citizenship,
respect for law, for judicial duties and
for n constantly increasing share in their
local and general assemblies. One year
of rule by the United States in Cuba is a
convincing object lesson. Brigands have
become farmers, and revolutionists con
servative citizens. Order has taken the
place of anrfrcby, and law of license.
Tho Cubans are developing their in
dustries and rapidly acquiring habits of
self-government. So the uplifting of the
people of the Philippines to the compre
hension and practice of orderly industry,
respect for individual rights, confidence
and then participation in government
will add enormously to their happiness
and reciprocally to the strength, pros
perity, and power of the country.''
Democratic papers are ieeding taffy
to the pops in liberal quantities—work
ing hard for an "amalgamation"—no
more fusion. They have tried fusion
and found it a failure, says the Wilbur
Register. Democrats want to furnish
the only head. They believe in uniting
all the opposition, provided they are
allowed to direct the union. One demo
cratic exchange remarks: '"Nosy, all that
is needed is a little common sense on
both sides. If this is exercised there is
no reason in the world to prevent an
amalgamation of the two parties and a
complete victory next November.''
Common sense in applying a little more
taffy and a little more gravy, and the
democratic boa will be able to swallow
the populistic lamb. Tet, it may not
be able to retain all the lamb.
In eastern Washington, and especially
by Whitman county "amalgomitionietß'
much missionary work is being done in
the effort to convince .the free silver re
publicans and populists there is nothing
in a name, but they must stand solid as
in 181)0, and vote for the nominees
placed upon the democratic ticket at the
coming county and state conventions.
The success they are having is not very
flattering. Many who in 1800 were in
the fusion ranks have been most out
spoken as opposed to the new order
affairs political, emphatically refusing to
be used jih cat'n paws to rake the demo
cratic chestnuts of ,]. Hamilton Lewie,
ex-Congressman V.. C. Jones and Gov
ernor John R. Rogers out of the fare.
There is more Catarrh in this section of tha
country than all other diseases put together,
and until the last few years was eupposed to
be incurable. For a great many years doctors
pronounced it a local disease, and. prescribed
local remedies, and by constantly failing to
cure with local treatment, pronounced it incur
able. .Science has proven catarrh to be a con
stitutional disease, and therefore requires con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo,
Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the
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" Golden Medical Discovery " contains
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"After using about five bottles of Dr. Pierce'i
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Monroe to Ohio. "Be was very bad when I
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In many respects Scrofula and Consumption are alike ; they develop from the MUM gen- M M m mj*. *MS4 mm
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Or^**v^ißL llie e -'es are ninatn«|d ;uul weak ; there is an almost continual discharge from the ears, the limbs >v.ell,
ff3m*9' Js>^bSH *)Ones ache, and white swelling is frequently a result, causing the diseased bones to work out through
&2j|l ESP *^c s^' n> producing indescribable pain and suffering. Cutting away ;i S' re or diseased gland does ii"
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