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Caah in hand in always better than
Mr. Towne now realize ju*t why he
wan nominated—tt) boost the demo
Protection for American citizens
abroad may always be relied upon under
a republican administration.
Toe democratic managers have rigged
op an Emperor scarecrow, but it will not
stampede the American voters.
In their change of mind concerning
the Uoebel law the Kentucky democrats
are moved bj expediency and not by
If American ships carried American
foreign commerce, about #200,000,000
that is now annually paid to foreign
ships would be kept in the United States.
There in one army that gets above the
constitutional limit when the democratic
party takes control of the natiou. That
is the army of the unemployed, which
enlisth in millions.
It is his connection with the cotton
bale trust that causes Chairman Jones
of the democratic national committee to
lose sight of the issues of the day, ex
cepting that of imperialism.
Boss Crocker Knurls uud makes a
cheap bi«l lor votes by deehiriug his ot)
--ju-tion to American troops fighting un
cJi r mi English admiral. lie would
probably prefer to witness the murder of
The democratic leaders are unable to
point to one act of the republican con
gress that is inimical to public interests.
Unlike its democratic predecessors it
didn't take orders from the Havemeyers
and oilier trust magnates.
The howl of "imperialism" is raised as
a political expedient, in order to induce
im ii tn forget the crazy silver scheme of
four years ago, nuysthe Oregonisn. But
the bowl about imperialism is as irra
tional as the howl was for silver, only it
is not so dangerous. It is a pity we
have a political party that must always
play the fool.
The tears of Senator Teller flow on
very elight provocation. He wept at
St. Louis in 1896, and the moisture
took possession of his eyes at Kansas
City last month. If the senator will
take pains to investigate conditions in
his own state he will ascertain that a
great many of the men who have been
following him have dried their eyes and
returned to the republican fold.
If the democrats of Whitman county
will vote the straight county ticket and
not enter into any trades or combina
tions, most, if not all, of the candidates
will be elected.—Weekly Commoner.
What horrible suspicion induced the
Commoner to remark tbuslv? Predic
tions were freely made some time ago
that a large part of the democratic
ticket would be traded off in the interest
of a certain candidate or two. Has the
trading commenced? Haß the charge
proven bo true as to lead the Commoner
this early in the campaign to mildly
Poor Bryan sees a new enemy. This
ia the little faction of "anti-imperialists,"
says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The flag-furlers intend to hold a so called
national convention in a few days, and
it is said they will put up a presidential
ticket. The republicans have not been
Hiving a thought to the -antiimperial
isrs," as they knew Bryan was one of
these, and the republicans have been in
no fear of Bryan this year. But it ap
pears that there is an element of the
"anti-imperialists- which refuses to sup
port Bryan, and its leaders talk about
putting up a national ticket. Here is a
new peril for the unhappy B rvan The
reason why he thinks it is a peril is seen
in the furious attacks which some of the
Bryanite organs are making on the men
who are at the head of this faction.
Flag-furlinc is patriotism when it is ad
vocated by the Bryanite party, but,
according to that party, it is treason
when urged by any anti-Bryanitee.
The Chinese Manifesto.
One of the most interesting and pos
sibly Important utterances called forth
by the existing Chinese troubles is the
"imperial edict' Tvhich Minister Wu
Ting Fang communicated a few days
ago to the secretary of state at Wash
ington. ' It purports to come from the
privy council at Peking and is a
lengthy defense of China's attitude and
action. So much that is sensational
und unfounded has of late come from
China that it is difficult to know what
to believe, and there may be some
doubt as to the authenticity and truth
fulness of the document. If it be re
garded as a specious attempt to screen
the Chinese government from blame
due fur its misdeeds, it is an extraordi
narily adroit presentation and in the
main tallies with the known facts in
the ease. On the other hand, h" it be
accepted as a substantially truthful or
at least sincere statement of China's
side of the case, it amounts to a serious
arraignment of tin; powers and must
In- rat lief uncomfortable reading at all
the capitals except Washington.
Whether it be true or false as a state
ment of incidents and conditions there
is not in the whole of it a single im
plied reproach of the American policy.
This no doubt is largely due to the tact
and discretion of Rear Admiral
Kempff, who up to the time the edict
was issued was in command of the
American force in China. The specific
act most bitterly complained of in the
imperial edict is the bombardment of
the Taku forts, which.is now generally
conceded to have been at least prema
ture. In this, it is noted, the American
admiral took no part, but is understood
to have advised against It.
It is announced that a company has
been formed in England for the pur
pose of making every man—and wom
an, we suppose—his own Paderewskl
provided he has not exceeded the age
limit of Go years. If that limit is pass
ed, it is held to be a waste of time and
effort for him to go wooing St. Cecilia
with a piano. The modus operandi is
not disclosed, but the promoters guar
antee that in one lesson the student,
though he may have no previous
knowledge of music, will be able to
play the ordinary compositions, while
in 12 lessons costing only Ss. Gd. it is
promised that he shall be able to play
anything no matter how classic or dif
ficult in the highest style of perform
ance. It is barely possible that this
new English method may turn out just
as accomplished pianists as some of
the music schools do, but this is poor
comfort, especially for those over GO.
But seriously have we not already
quite pianists enough? Have we not
noises enough without adding to their
number in such a wholesale fashion?
Where will the tired man find a quiet
life when for about ?2 any one can be
come a pianist in a week?
One of the immediate effects of the
crisis in China is the serious curtail
ment of the demand in that country
for American cotton textiles. There
are many factories in the United States
whose products are sold entirely in the
Chinese markets, and these establish
ments will probably be obliged to find
other buyers for their output or discon
tinue operations until peace and order
are restored in the empire. The United
States consuls at Shanghai and other
ports through which American fabrics
find entrance into China report that the
warehouses are filled with goods and
that trade is completely demoralized.
In fact, the conditions are such as to
threaten certain branches of the cotton
industry in this country with grave
and protracted embarrassment.
The campaign song writer is just
now very much abroad in the land, and
In a few weeks the country will be
fairly flooded with more or less tune
ful and stirring rhymes extolling the
virtues of the various presidential as
pirants and their running mates. Here
as a sample is a gem in ragtime:
We'll cast our votes for you-00-00,
For you are the leaders true-00-00.
and are the pair;
We'll vote for them everywhere,
And we will elect them too-00-oo!
The blank spaces may be filled with
the names of the favored candidates.
The length of the names cuts no-figure,
as any old number of feet goes in polit
Two burglars in Chicago were seri
ously injured the other night by the
premature explosion of the dynamite
they were using in their occupation.
They will doubtless lie able to lind an
attorney to institute a damage suit for
contributory negligence on the part of
the soulless corporation whose safe
they were trying to rob.
A 1-year-old filly was recently sold in
London for 950.000. That would seem
to be a pretty long chance to take on
heredity, but breeding cuts a great fig
ure in the equine world, as it does
sometimes with the human race.
By the way, Avhat has become of
Rathbone and Neoly? Only a few
months ago they were rather important
characters and had their pictures on
the front page of the papers.
It remains to be seen how innocent
the heathen Chinoe will be able to look
when it comes to placing the responsi
bility for what lias happened in re
rOLFAX OAZKTTK, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, AUGUST 17, 1000.
Two Men Contrasted.
.Mr. Altgeld «'»h loolwfa enough in hin
Bpeecfa at Toledo last week to devote bin
time to an attack on Gov. Rooeevelt,
cays the St. Locis Globe Democrat. It
was a silly performance, for when Alt
geld placet* himself for comparison beside
a man like the present governor of New
York he brings oat with bideoos dis
tinctness his own defects aud demerits
as an American citizen. Altgeld sees, or
pretends to Bee, in Roosevelt a braggart
in war and a maker of Bpeeehea in which
there in neither truth nor argument.
Gov. Roosevelt us a soldier needs no
defense. He did his duty as a volunteer
of the I'nited States with perfect manli
ness ami devotion. He had all that
would induce a selfish man to stay at
home and out of danger. But he went
promptly when the government called.
The event that made Roosevelt a rough
rider and took him to the front at
Santiago (xcited in Altgeld merely the
snarling criticism that is the national
ooze of his character. He could join in
every phase of copperhead dander while
the brave men in the trenches made the
best of what they could get, and, be
lieving in the honor and worth of their
country, were ready to die for it.
Altgeld prides himself upon his power
of argument. If it was worth while
numerous specimens of the most ridicu
lous absurdity could be given from his
speeches in the campaign of 1896. His
alleged facts were false and not one of
his predictions was fulfilled. Bitter and
destructive by nature, a pessimist who
would blow up the world if he only knew
where to insert the charge, he has noth
ing but venomous hatred for a man
with the characteristics of Roosevelt. In
Altgeld's record is the indelible stain of
CO-operation with anarchists. History
will make that the salient feature of his
life. He is a creature of darkness, with
fangs and a poison bug. His support
is an indictment from which a patriot
would shrink, but he would support
nobody except through satanic sym
pathy. Altgeld can not criticise Roose
velt. He is totally disqualified to under
stand such a man.
A Plea For the War Horse.
Lawrence \Y. Pike calls attention in
The Nineteenth Century to "the cruel
case uf the wounded war horses ill
South Africa" and suggests the need
of some inure explicit international pro
visions for their relief and protection.
The British army in South Africa is
said to have had upward of lf>o,ooo
horses in the field. How many of these
bare perished from overwork and uu
i .'iiVtiiinu ml- have been killed In battle
is of course unknown, but it must
reach an enormous total. What these
noble creatures suffer in transport by
sea, on the forced inarches, in dragging
endless supply trains, from lack of
proper food and care and from the
cruelties of heartless drivers as well as
fin the battlefield no words can portray.
Julian Ralph, writing to the London
Daily Mail, says of all the pitiful,
heartrending sights he lias ever seen
Done had compared lo the spectacle of
hundreds upon hundreds »f dead and
dying horses on the hundreds of miles
of war's promenade. The poor beasts
had done no one harm—in fact, each
one had been a man's reliance—and to
see them shattered by shell and ripped
open by vultures often before dead was
enough, he says, "to snap the tenderest
chords in one's breast." But this is a
Tiart of the glory of war, yet it sug
gests the necessity of an international
humane society which shall show pity
ami consideration for these dumb but
faithful and patient servants, which
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