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Civilisation and commerce always go
together. Ir was so in Hawaii. If will
be so in the Philippines and l'orto Rice.
livery time Colonel Bryan wakes up
iii the night he is tortured with the sight
of an American emperor looking over
the foot of his bed.
Arkansaw Jones, chairman of the
democratic national committee, says
Bryan will win because he is stronger on
the Pacific coast than ever before. Bofch.
Inasmuch as China wants to fight the
world, it would be a brilliant stroke of
military stratagem to enlist a regiment
or two of Californians—and keep them
The policy of expansion, which gives
us a foothold in the east, which will op
en a new market in the Philippines, and
enable us to increase our commerce with
China, will be of great benefit to all our
people, and more especially to farmers
Hud wage earners.
Bryan says his platform is to be 10 to
1, anti-trust and anti-imperialism, but
as the south is in favor of imperialism.
Tammany in favor of trusts and nobody
in favor of free silver outside the silver
states, the proposed platform can hardly
be said to fit the situation.
Bryan pays tuxes on more personal
property than any other citizen of Lin
coln. If he is not turned down so hard
as to interfere with his lecture tour.Will
yum may be found among the pluto
crats before long. He has accumulated
considerable wealth in the last foiu
The controlling influence of the luited
States was shown in the Cuban elections
Saturday. Reports from every part of
the island go to show that perfect order
prevailed at the polls. Not a shot was
fire 1 nor was there any sign of disturb
ance anywhere. What will the amalga
mated demo-populists do about it?
Wheat harvesting is in progress in the
south, with too much rainfall on the
Atlantic coast, and will be general in
the wtst in a week or two. In the east
ern part of the Ohio valley, in Ohio, In
diana and Michigan, the nrea has been
■eriously reduced, and the remainder is
not generally in good condition.
Further west prospects are better. A
bumper crop is ready for harvest in
Kansas, but the reapers are few, and
ca'l has been made for 20,000 men to
aid in gathering the harvest.
The democratic editors are reveling in
delight just now. They are talking about
the bubonic plague in San Francis
co, the black vomit in Rio Janeiro, tar
iff in Porto Rico, contract labor in Ha
waii, war in the Philippines,trusts, mon
opolies and strikes, and are charging
everything up to the administration ex
cept the great prosperity that every part
of the United States enjoys. Democrat
ic editors are a queer breed of cattle. They
have always preferred the dry fodder
shuck and stagnant frog ponds to green
pastures and babbling brooks. They
are built that way.
Even when they know that the re
publican majority in Oregon was largely
increased at the late election, untruthful
democratic newspapers are at this late
day proclaiming that the republican
majority is 20 per cent lees than two
years ago. In such prevarication they
find encouragement for Bryan. The fact
is that in the Second congressional dis
trict Moody ran ;">() per cent ahead of
hie handsome majority in 1898. In the
First congressional district Tongue won
by over 3100, where he had 2U4~> two
years ago. In these days a democrat
must not be believed on election figures.
As a financial success Bryan is a ham
mer. For four yeurs he has talked 16
to 1 and amassed a fortune. Now at
the very eve of the convention where he
expects to be nominated, he must drop
it, put en the "irown of gold" and take
up the boer ranee—and he will. Tin
vote of Oregon pettles 10 to 1 and anti
expansion, und there most be some
thing to talk about to catch. In a
speech last wtek to catch the Herman
vote, he made assertions and pledges
that he wouldn't dare to affirm if he was
elected, became it would precipitate a
war with (ireat Britain, the result of
which (ould not be conjectured. Such is
the man that is talking for money, and
asks to Le made president of a republic
that from start to finish he has been
trying to down. Democrats may nom
inate him, but he will be buried so deep
that he never wiil come to the surface
again. He does not expect election, nor
does he care. When the smoke has
cleared away he will have the cash and
his supporters the experience.
In Ijovo With Despair
It is surprising how many times and
in how many ways this country is going
to be ruined, if the advice of those who
"view with alarm" be not followed, re
murks the Oregonian. Yet though the
advice be rtjeeted, the country always
polls out and gets along all right and
nil the better. Now, however, we en
counter again the gloom of the Hills
boro Argus. It tells as that "the great
menace of national history in now hover
ing over our institutions, and this fall's
elections will tell u« whether we are to
be committed to a policy that will mean
blight to our nation, or whether we Bhall
continue to grow in a national great
ness that will distinguish us from other
powers." This, it explains, is the shadow
of "militarism" and "imperialism."
Thin "gravest menace" come up in one
form or another year after year. But
recently, in the opinion of the esteemed
Argus, it was the accursed gold stand
ard beyond fear or dispute, the country
in more prosperous than at any oilier
period of its history. The precious
metal, which was going to be hoarded by
the plutocrats, is freely offered by banks
to business men in exchange for paper,
by the employers in exchange for labor,
and by investors in every kind of prop
erty. The businees transactions of the
country exceed those of any other era of
itH history, and labor \n more fully em
ployed, at good wages, than ever before.
But croaking prophecy now takes an
other direction. Jt predicts the most
direful results from "imperialism"' and
"militarism." It must be troublesome
to be forced to invent new reasons every
year for despairing of the country. The
mystery is how the esteemed Hilisboro
Argus can enjoy that cave of gloom,
year after year, through a lifetime.
"Our illustrious forefathers," nays Mr.
Bryan, in effect, "were very wise men.
They knew exactly what they were do
ing when they founded the republic.
George Washington was all right, too,
says the Oregonian. lie advised unto
mind our own business and to avoid en
tanglements with any European power.
That is the reason I oppose the wicked
republican policy of expansion. Hut it
is not exactly the reason why the great
democratic heart beats in sympathy for
the oppressed Boers, and wants to inter
vene and put a stop to the brutal tyr
anny of despotic England, which is
crashing to earth a heroic people. Any
effective expression of sympathy for the
Boers might and probably would in
volve us in some little entanglement,
an;] it wouldn't exactly be minding our
own business. Hut Washington doubt
less meant to except the Hoers and
would have been happy, anyway, to
give the American people a chance to
lick England again."
The democratic congressional com
mittee is circulating hundreds of thous
ands of copies of Senator Hoar's speech
on the Philippines as a campaign docu
ment, says the Pioneer Press. Care has
been taken, however, to expurgate the
speech by removing all the paragraphs
in which he excoriated the democracy
for its adherence to the cause of a dis
honest currency and sets forth the
dangers which would attend Mr. Bryan's
election to the presidency. OF course,
the mutilation of the speech is unfair
both to Senator Hoar and to the people
who are invited to read it. But, as a
contemporary suggests, if the democrats
of these.days are denied the right of ex
purgation they might, as well shut up
shop, as there are to be found scarcely
any among the utterances of its great
leaders in times past which can now be
used without condemning the democratic
leaders and principles of today.
The St. Louis Republic says if McKin
ley is elected it is simply to Bay that
things are to continue as they arc; and
then, forgetting the good times that has
increased its circulation 40 per cent in
the past three years, forgetting the in
crease of 20 per cent in per capita circu
lation, and the deposits in saving banks,
forgetting that. Coxej's army has dis
banded and the free soup houses are
closed, it goes way off from home and
harps Porto Kico tariff (the justice of
which is already apparent) and the en
slaving of the Philippines. The actions
of (hone who are enjoying the benefits
of republican prosperity has but one
parallel in all history—the ancient ass.
He waxed fat on another's provender
and then kicked, but here the parallel
falls down a little. The ass could talk,
but knew enough to keep his mouth
shut, while the modern ones do not.
The troubles in St. Louis had a polit
ical origin, says the Oregonian. Mis
s >uri is a Bryan state, devoted to the
Chicago platform. Hut St. Louis is a
republican city. The legislature took
nil power out of the hands of the mayor.
It deprived him of police control. He
could do nothing. The strikers and the
mob. falling back on the principle of free
riot invited by Hryanism, carried things
with a high hand: and the free-riot gov
ernor refused to act, til! at last he was
compelled by the stress to give notice
that if the outrages did not cease, he
would call out the militia. This has
produced a lull in the riotous proceed
ings; but the mob can't understaud why
it should not be allowed to indulge in
free riot and destruction of property in
accord with the Bryan platform.
Captain Recce of Fort Wayne, Ind ,
writes from the Philippines to a friend'
in the following strain: F guess I am a
full fledged republican, for, besides being
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JUNE 22, 1000.
a "gold bug", 1 am now no ardent ex- !
pannionist, although the latter ought to
make me a better democrat, as the dem
ocratic pnrty has always been in favor
of expansion. On one expedition I pick
ed op, at different places, papers and
pamphlets printed in Spanish and Tag
alo, which were circulated by the insur
recto leaders, containing parts of speech
es made by Bryan, Hoar, Lents et al.,
and commenting on the same. They go
a great way toward prolonging the light
ing, and, as you probably have heard,
the Filipinos were told by their leaders
that after Bryan wan elected the soldiers
would leave the islands.
The "antis" art* to be congratulated
upon a new accession to their rank?,
says tbe Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
L'rof. Goldwin Smith si/."s up the Chi
nese situation in a way that should
bring joy to their whi'h. To him the
murders and outrages of the boxers
are a prrfeetly proper protest against
the wickedness of foreigners who insist
upon living in Chin,!, and any attempt
to prevent Buch killing in "murderous
war." It is his opinion that the whole
trouble could be settled peaceably and
properly by having the other nations
withdraw at once all their citizens from
China, warning them that if they re
main it must be at their own peril. The
doctrine is so identical with that cham
pioned by Mr. I'.ryan and his party for
the Philippines that Prof. Smith's crude
but forcible statement of it is very
Much ado about nothing has recently
been made by fusioniste and their organs
over an eas'ern Washington mass con
vention of silver republicans at Spokane
The "mass convention" was held Satur
day last. Senator (ieorge Turner, who
hastened home from Washington in
order to attend the meeting, was pres
ent. So was Judge John H. Mcßride
and John Johnson, two Spokane attor
neys. This trio constituted the sole
representation at the meeting, and after
sitting out in the hall for an hour await
ing the coming of the clans who came
who came not, Senator Turner made,
put and carried a motion that the miet
ing stand adjourned to June 20.
In the past third of a century the pop
ulation of the United States linn doub
led, hut daring the same time the area
devoted to wheat in thin country has
trebled. In that time we have increased
our production of wheat twice as much
relatively as we have increased our pop
ulation. It is impossible for this to ever
happen again. It is not probable (hat
from this time on the area devoted to
wheat will increase as rapidly as the
population. This holds out a promise
for a gradual upward tendency in the
price of wheat. A few years of dollar
wheat, however, would run the produc
tion of wheat in the I'nited States up to
a thousand million bushels a year.
There will come a time when Whitman
county democrats will find that they are
the smallest toads in the political frog
pond. This will be when they awake the
morning following election day, Novem
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Sunday for shipment to Hong Kong.
The consignment weighs 40 tons, and
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DE EXACK SITUATION.
l>r 'ptiblican party is gwineter win;
Hey done ir befo an' dey'll do it agin;
Bryan tells lii.s tales, but dry all too thin,
My honey, dey only a joke;
An' I tell you, now, when >\f battle begin
You sho' gwineter see some smoke!
De 'Merican flag Is dung unfurl;
We got ili~ universe i;i ;i whirl;
Miss Colnmby sho' Is a fetchin'girt,
Wid er honeyful light in her eye;
Her Binile, my baby, conquers de wort 1 —
she looks so Bweel an Bly!
I'lirle Sum iloiio got a bran new suit,
An' lie's gnt it 'fumed wid Bassarfras root;
Ele's engaged a lady a basket er fruit,
An 1 I tell you, now my chile,
When de ole man zibbits his shinin' boot,
"Chin music" will res' awhile!
There's something about the little
black dress that touches a man in a very
tender spot. He pats the little one on
the head, puts some pennies in her hand,
swallows hard and then —starts out to
make his own children fatherless. There
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from his family by neglect of simple
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