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Western packers paid $4.80 per 100
pi inn!- for l>eef in 1890. Bat they paid
$0.20 iti 18!M>. The farmers got the in
crease. Do they want to go back to
The democracy in LB6O wanted to steal
Cuba willy niily and went before the peo
ple on that issue, says the Walia Walla
Union. There was no thought then of
the "consent of the governed."
Bryan, of course, is as much of a
popuHst as Wharton Barker or Ignatius
Donnelly, but the fact that he will pre
tend to be a democrat, and be nomin
ated by the democratic party, will keep
away from him many thousands of
votes which he got in 189 G. Barker
and Donnelly will get the bulk of the
populist votes of 1900.
A bushel of corn worth un ounce of
eilvei! Pretty near it. Ou May 7 corn
was worth 4G :l s cents a bushel in the
New York market. Silver was worth
59\ on the same day. In 189G, at the
time of Bryanic prophecies as to free
silver, corn was worth only 21), cents on
the farm. Hut it has kept on advanc
ing in price under the gold standard.
Come, you democrats, be honest for
a minute and own up. Candidly, doesn't
it muke jou feel proud of your country
to know that the United States for the
year 1900 continues to break all records?
In the nine months ending with March,
exports of agricultural products were
$18,000,000 greater than those of the
corresponding months of 1899, tnauu
factures were $70,000,000 greater than
those of the same mouths in the pre
ceding fiscal year, products of the mine
exceeding those of the corresponding
months of 1899 by 3'l per cent, those of
the forest showed a like increase, and
fisheries and miscellaneous also showed
a gain over the corresponding months
of the preceding fiscal year, and with the
phenomenal increase of $30,000,000 in
April, 1900, as compared with April.
1899, it is quite apparent that the record
o! the year, which ends lees than 60 days
hence, will exceed that of auy earlier
year iv our history.
In i very presidential campaign the
democratß indulge in a good doal of
talk about getting "the German vote,"
and sometimes, as now, they even ven
ture to claim a large proportion of "the
Scandinavian vote," says the Dayton
Chrouicle. As to the latter, it is always
almost solidly republican, and there is
no reason to suppose it will not be so
now. While "the German vote" is al
wayw divided, a great majority of Ger
mans, for reason** satisfactory to them
selves, nearly always, in national elec
tions, vote the repabiiean ticket. It is
probably true that there is some dis
affection now among German-Americans
over the attitude of the administration
with regard to the British-Boer war; but
as tnoet such voters are reasonable men,
they perceive on a little nfleetioa that
our government could have taken no
other course, and so only a small per
centage of them will go over to the dem
ocratic party ou this account. The
democratic calculators are greatly ex
aggerating the size of the "slump" of
"the German vote."
One of the most dishonest pretexts
upon which the democracy is attempt
ing to get back into power and treat the
country to another spell of the dumps,
such ac it went through during the last
Cleveland free trade administration, is
that it is necessary to overthrow the
Dingley law and protection in order to
overthrow the trusts. People should
understand that it is the natural demo
cratic itching for free trade, and no real
abhorreiiee of the trusts, which makes
the democratic party clamor for the
destruction of the Dingley law. Demo
crats every where show that they are not
afraid of the trusts. They are members
o! trusts themselves, stuffing their pock
eta with trust stock r and engaging ac
lustily in the business of trust promo
tion ac any republican. Mr. Havemeyer,
who so loudly denounced the tariff as
the mother of trust*, is at the head of
the most arbitrary and oppressive trust
ia the country, the great sugar trust,
and he always contributes to democratic
campaign funds. But the falbity of his
declaration is showu by the fact that
England, a purely free trade country, ia
overrun with trusts; every country of
Europe, no matter what its tariff or
whether it has any tariff at all, has its
trusts, usually a good many of them,
and trusts are even formed in Japan.
The trust movement is world wide and
haa no relation whatever to tariffs, a
fact known as well to democratic anti
trust howlers as to anybody uuder the
nun; but unfortunately with them, a lie
well stuck to is better than the truth.
Democracy Backs the Trusts.
It is always unfortunate when, on an
economic question involving the inter
ests of the whole people, like that of the
regulation of trusts.party leaders adjust
their attitude, not from the standpoint
of the national welfare, but from that
of supposed party advantage, present
or proppective. Hut ever since the ad
vent ot Bryan as a democratic leader,
party advantage has been the sole
guidon by which the democratic forces
have been aligned. The distinguishing
feature of Bryanwm is a peculiar ad
justability which enables it to take any
side of any question so that there seems
to be a chance of winning, or of making
a profitable "issue" with the pnrty in
Hence it is not at nil f>iirprif<iug that
after Bryan has filled the atmosphere of
the union with the spume of his denunci
ations of trusts, and after euch denun
ciations have formed the leading feature
of numberless democratic platforrmi the
Bryanites in congress—finding the re
publican party about to take the lead
in the adoption of the only thoroughly
practical means of reaching and remedy
ing the trust evil—are now found rally
ing to the support of the trusts. The
house committee on the judiciary has
finally framed and adopted a constitu
tional amendment giving to congress
and to the states powers which they now
lack for the effective regulation of mo
nopolies and combinations. Its word
ing seems much preferable to that of the
amendment originally reported by the
subcommittee of the judiciary commit
tee having the matter in charge, and as
it is brief, it is here reproduced.
Section 1. All powers conferred by this
article shall extend to the several states, the
territories, the District of Columbia and all
territory under the sovereignty and subject to
the juriwdiction of the United States.
Sec. 2. Congress shall have power to de
fine, regulate, control, prohibit or dissolve
monopolies or combinations, whether existing
in the form of a corporation or otherwise.
The several states may continue to exercise
such power in any manner not in conflict with
the laws of the United States.
Sec. 3. Congress shall have power to en
force the provisions of this article by appro
What is t here in the above proposed
amendment, to which any person sincere
ly desirous of seeing the trusts brought
under government control—to be exer
cised whenever their operations seem to
the people's representatives harmful or
unjust—can offer any resonable objec
tion? It seems plain that to object to
that amendment is to declare one's eelf
in favor of leaving the trusts to work
their will, as they are doing now, with
all the industries of the country which
can be brought within their grasp; state
legislation alone having been found
powerless to control them. And yet the
democratic members of the judiciary
committee voted solidly against the
The ostensible reasons for this demo
cratic opposition are not given in the
dispatches. Quite likely, however, the
old democratic doctrine of "States
Rights" hae been again invoked, as it
has been on numerous other occasions,
in a cover for democratic recreancy in
the presence of duty. That's as good a
pretense as any. But behind the banner
of "States Rights" behold the democ
racy again lining up in opposition to
the republican forces which are bent on
curbing the power of the trusts
But it is late in the session; and if
democratic opposition and dilatory
tactics can prevent the passage of a
resolution submitting the proposed
amendment to the state legislatures,
then the republican pnrty will be de
prived of the additional prestige which
would accrue to it, as it enters ou the
presidential canvass, from the passage
of saTd resolution. And thus will the
high purpose of Bryanwm be demon
strated to the world!
The Democrats and the Boers
It is evident that the democrats are
attempting in the Boer case the folly
which they perpetrated in the Genet
affuir a little over a hundred years ago,
and they will be overwhelmed by the
popular opprobrium now ac they were
then. Every intelligent reader of the
papers sees that the democratic leaders
are trying to use the Boer commission
ers for political purposes. Democratic
politicians took them in charge on their
arrival in this country, and democrats
have been directing their tour since then
as far as the visitors have permitted. A
democrat, or an assistant democrat,
Allen of Nebraska, introduced a resolu
tiou in his branch of congress to give
the commissioners the privileges of the
floor of the senate, and most of the
democrats in that chamber, and the
corporal's guard of republican malcon
tents and enemies of the administra
tion, like Wellington and Billy Mason,
voted for the resolution, which was
promptly laid upon the table by a de
A hundred years ago the democratic
leader* wpnt wild over Genet, the minis
ter of the French republic to the United
States, and encouraged that ill-balaDced
p^reo*) to insult the American govern
ment and threaten to appeal from the
American president, Washington, to the
American people. This piece of idiocy
brought Genet's career to a sudden stop,
for Washington told the French govern
ment 1o send for Genet, and that med
dler was ordered to return home, but he
chose to remain in the United States in
stead, gave up his French citizenship
and dropped into obscurity. Some of
the democratic mischief-makers are try
ing to involve the Boer agents in gome
of the indiscretions which wrecked Genet,
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JUNE 1, 1900.
but they will probably fail. Thus far
the Boer commissioner* have shown a
regard for the political proprieties, and
have not asked the American govern
ment to violate any of its international
obligations. There are indications, too,
that they are beginning to grasp the
mistake they have made in pprmitting
themselves to be coached, or to be under
the suspicion of being coached, by demo
President MeKinley and Secretary Hay
have made the position of the United
.States plain to the Boer visitors. Both
officials have treated the commissioners
with dne consideration, but they have
let them know that the United States
can neither intervene in their behalf nor
offer mediation hereafter unless there is
some evidence that it would be agree
able to the British government. As
Secrerarv Hay told th? ccmmisHionerp,
the United States has gone farther than
any other government in behalf of the
Boers, for it has made an offer of media
tion, which England politely but
promptly declined. Both the president
and the secretary of state have treated
the Boer envoys with as much consider
ation as was accorded to Koesnth on his
tour in this country half a century ago,
and the South Africans will appreciate
what has been done here for their cause.
Many Americans are in sympathy with
the Boers in their struggle, but the
United States government has no right
to express sympathy with either eide,
and it will not do so. The democrats'
endeavor to eaiploy the Boer agents
and the Boer cause as a means to em
barrass the American government will
win the contempt of all friends of this
country" and will call down a crushing
rebuke from the American people at
Boxers Must Be Suppressed.
Washington, May 25.—The United
States government has taken a hand in
the suppression of the "boxers'" in China.
Minister Conger has been instructed by
the state department to infortn the Chi
nese government that the government
of the United States expects it to stamp
out promptly aud thoroughly this co
ciety, and to provide proper guarantees
for the maintenance of peace and order
and the protection of the life and prop
erty of Americans in China, all now
threatened by the operation of the
"boxers." There is no indication in the
instructions as to the course that will
be pursued by the United States in case
the Chinese government fails to observe
the warning conveyed in this communi
cation. Mr. Conger is acting on parallel
lines with the representatives of every
European power at the Chinese court,
but has not joined in any concert of ac
Quarantine in Chinatown.
San Francisco, May 2s.—The plague
situation assumed a new phase tonight,
which will probably result in the quar
antining of the Chinese section of the
city. The quarantining of Chinatown
was not called forth by any unfavorable
developments in sanitary conditions, as
no new cases of plague have been dis
covered, but it was due to the necessity
of providing for the better control of the
situation, in view of the fact that the
United States circuit court today issued
an order restraining the local board of
health and Dr. Kinyoun, the United
States surgeon, from inoculating Chi
nese and Japanese.
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Lucas County. j 8a
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county and state aforesaid and that said firm
will pay the sum of one hundred dol
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