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VOL. I.III. NO. 310.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY. OCTOBER 17, 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Cannonading Reopens To
day All Along the
FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE
Even Japanese Appalled
Slaughter They Have
Toklo. Oct. 17. It is reorted Taka
Ehirr.a's battalion captured 1 cuns at
Sanchiatzo on the ICth.
Tokio, Oct. 17( (noon). It is report
cd from reliable private sources that
the Japanese are continuing their ad
vance. They have occupied additional
positions south of the Shakhe river.
I lit III In llliiite treel.
At the Russian Front via Mudken,
Oct. 17. Sunday the Russians and the
Japyiiesc simultaneously occupied the
villages of Fishinhu and Lamnogtang
on t!ie Shakhe river. The combatants
were separated only by village squares
and the soldiers made abusive and jok
ing remarks to each other throughout
the day. exchanging shots whenever a
Iran's head came into view.
Tnke Two TiniDH.
Sunday afternoon the Russians car-ri-d
tlie villages of Wucbjeng and
Chenlianpu against a determined re
sistance. The Japanese lost heavily.
TIu capture of Chenlianpu will conipei
I he Japaiif.se to evacuate- Linchinpu
which is of the greatest importance to
tin- Russians as its possession will en
able them to enfilade the Japanese left.
Oku's Headquarters. Oct. !". (delay
ed). The Russian right has retired
from iis positions save the extreme
right where they made a desperate
stand west of the railroad. They are
now drawing back the division and
half are engaged. Refore the left of
the Japanese army lOO.ntiu dead were
found in four days.
Inkr Jninrne (iuiiM.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 17. Sakharoff
telegraphs that the Russians yesterday
n-captiired Lonely Three hill south of
the Shakhe and captured 11 Japanese
Official reorts received at the war
office this morning say the battle was
resumed at daybreak today, that, the
Russians are still holding the right
bank of the Shakhe river, that the
pressure on the Russian left has been
relieved and that the contest is contin
uing on the right where the Japanese
are still seeking to break through the
Russian center evidently in order to
;( t possession of the railroad and cut
off the Russian army from Mukden.
'litru ilne-k On Purm-em.
Mukden. Oct. 17. Yesterday the
Russians were not only successful on
their right but carried out some bril
liant movements on the left where
they assumed an energetic offensive
against the Japanese position at Souk
lietung southeast of Hun pass. Three
reuinionts stormed the Japanese
trenches at Soukh-tuiig and carried
them after a desperate resistance, cap
turing 1 guns. The Japanese losses
St. Petersburg. Oct. 1 7. Sakharoff
reports the cannonade reopened along
the whole front this morning.
Mukden Oct. 17. The battle was
renewed and continued throughout the
night, being especially heavy at mid
night. The Russians retain their po
sition along the Shakhe river and have
made frequent attacks upon the Japa
nese, capturing six of the latter's guns.
The eastern army is helping the west
ern forces. There have been heavy
artillery fire today. The lighting is
now centered on the plain.
It rt rents I neler Fire.
Ixuidon. Oct. 17. Russia's shat
tered army is retreating under a hail
of Japanese shrapnel, leaving lU.Uilu
dead on the battlefield. Tokio esti
mates place the Russian casualties at
jiii.rteu and the Japanese under lo.oOO.
Oyama reports that his soldier bur
ied s.r.e.i Hns'ian bodies up to the
night of Oct. i.. He says the dead in
the battles of Oct. 14 and 15 will in
crease the total to more thin T'.tirio
A dispatch to the Telegraph from
Shanghai states there are various in
dications that the Japanese wi'.l at
tempt to carry on a winter campaign,
pressing north to Mukden. The Chi
nese are becoming restless and wish
to attack the Russians. During the
fighting on Thursday Gen. Rialinkin
was fatally wounded and Gen. Smolin
ski was killed.
Send Uiinailrd to llarhlu.
St. Petersburg dispatches assert that
IN SLOCUM CASE
Steamboat Inspector Held at
Fault in Connection With Cat
PRESIDENT ISSUES THEORDER
Scathing Charges Made in Report of
Special United States
Washington, D. C, Oct. 17. In a
scathing and voluminous report made
public yesterday the responsibility fo
the General Slocum disaster, which oc
curred June 15 last, was definitely
lodged upon officials of the New York
steamboat inspection service by the
L'nited States commission appointed
on June 2J to investigate and report
upon the cause of the fire in which
l.Ouu persons perished.
In connection with the report is pre
sented a letter from President Roose
velt to Secretary Victor II. Metcalf of
the department of commerce and la
bor, reviewing the report of the com
mission and directing him to discharge
from the public service all inspectors
to whose inefficiency and neglect the
disaster was. according to the commis
sion, largely attributable.
I --(r I lHt hnrKrI.
In accordance with the president's
instructions. Robert S. Bodier super
vising inspector of the Second district.
steamboat inspection service, and
James A. Dmnont and Thomas H. Bar
rett, local inspectors in charge of the
port of New ork, will be discharged.
The findings of the commission upon
which President Roosevelt based his
recommendations are that the fire ap
paratus of the Gen. Slocum was sadly
inefficient: that the master made no
effort to fight the fire: that the pilot
had ample time and opportunity to
beach t he vessel before the flames
had secured much headway; that tin:
officers and crew were negligent in the
discharge of their duty: and that tho
system or steamboat inspection in .New
York was grossly lax and negligent.
the Russians are sending all their
wounded to Harbin, and thai, the rem
nants of Kuropatkin s great army will
be sent to the same place at once. No
attempt wi'.l be made to hold Mukden
or lie pass. riuropai kui seems ui-
terlv discredited in St. Petersburg.
Military men declare that he can no
longer be intrusted with supreme com
Kleet Apparently (iiinr.
The Haltie fleet apparently has sail
ed for th efar east. It put to sea from
Libau at 1 o'clock yesterday morning
and passed Bomholm. off the coast of
Denmark, during the day.
The battle, apparently, is ended.
Oku's armv is pursuing the retreating
Russians, but Nodzu and Kuroki have
ceased fighting. Apparently the im
passable roads have compelled them to
give up pursuit. Oku's guns can be
heard at Mukden and his camp fires
seen from that city.
ItMNMinn 1. r.O.IMM.
Tokio. Oct. 17. With more than BV
000 dead left on the field of battle, the
Russian casualties are estimated to
be at least 50.000 in killed and wound-
d in the battle from Oct. lu to Oct.
Oku's army buried 2.u0o Russian
dead. Kuroki buried 4,r0ii with many
unaccounted for. Nodzu has buried
0. These figures do not include
the killed on Oct. 14 and 13. Field
larshal Oyama says that more dead
ire being discovered nouriy.
,lll l lisara "Not So Ilenv-r.
The Japanese losses were not so
heavv as the Russian. One report
from Oyama's headquarters says that
the Japanese had lost 2. .ro killed and
wounded, officers included, during the
five davs from Oct. 10 to Oct. II, inclu
These figures doubtless do not tell
the whole story, for another dispatch
from headquarters says that Oku's
losses up to and including Oct. 1 1
were r.,300 men.
Only I'rnuinrnlnrT llrpnrt.
Aside from these estimates the cas
ualty reports are only fragmentary. It
is stated that the center column of
the left army Oku's) lost five officers
killed and 2 wounded since Oct. 12.
On Oct. 12 it lost 23u men. The losses
in men by this column are under in
vestigation. The right column of the
left army lost one officer killed and
15 wounded, and 300 men killed or
wounded on Oct. 14. The left column
of the left army lost seven officers
killed and 2 wounded and 730 men
killed or wounded on Oct. 14.
HuKntan lu Met rent.
Mukden. Oct. 17. The Russian
army is now retreating almost unham
pered. Undoubtedly it will escape
overwhelming disaster. There has
been some fichting ten miles south
west of Mukden, where the Russian
right attacked the Japanese, but the
main battle practically ended yester
day. The eastern army. 12 miles east
of here, is retiring toward Fushan
without fighting. The Japanese ap
parently are not advancing on Mukden.
Their camp fires are visible about 10
miles south of here. Their guns are
eContinued on Page Seven.)
DIE INA FIR
A Tenement Building
New York De
MAY BE INCENDIARY
Six Dead, a Score Injured and
Many More in Dan
ger. New York. Oct. 17. Six lives
lost, nearly a score of persons
injured and the lives of a hundred
others endangered in an early morn
ing tenement house fire in Williams
burg. IctiiiiN Children.
With one exception all the dead and
injured are children. The origin of
the fire is believed to be incendiary.
SLEPT SIX MONTHS; IS DEAD
Dora Meek, Whose Case Puzzled Phy
sicians, Expires at Centralia.
Centralia. 111., Oct. 17. Dora Meek,
aged IS. who gained almost national
notoriety by sleeping nearly six months
during the winter of isfll, died yester
day as the result of a general decline,
following an attack of measles last
March. During her first sleep she was
visited by scores of physicians, who
were unable to account for her condi
tion. Last December, while employed
in this city, and without the slightest
preliminary symptoms, she again fell
asleep, but this sleep lasted only a
-DARE DEVIL TILDEN" HURT
Momentum Insufficient in Running
Down Inclined Plane.
Canton. 111., Oct. 17. Henry Tilden
Bagley, a cyclist, sustained serious in
juries while making his daring leap on
a bicycle from an inclined plane 70
feet high into a tank of water at the
fall carnival here late Saturday night.
Owing to lack of sufficient momentum,
Tilken fell upon the edge of the tank.
One arm was broken, and he also re
ceived severe scalp wounds. Bagley's
home is in Chicago, where he has a
COMMON PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO EXIST
IM1 STKIAI, CI)M)lTIOS AT CIMCIN'.NATI 1IAVK C'ROWA' ST 10
INI- I'M BE It OF KMIM.O f.S Willi. 10
Cincinnati. Ohio. Oct. 17. This city
affords a striking example of the in
dustrial conditions which generally
prevail throughout the country at the
present time. Those conditions are
typified, first, by an extraordinary in
crease in tho price of living, as com
pared with the figures of three, four
and five years ago; and, secondly, in a
general policy of retrenehnent on the
part of the larger corpora tions. There
are no "hard times" in the accepted
meaning of the phrase, and yet every
one of moderate circumstances is hav
ing a most desperate sf niggle to get a
The trouble falls most I v upou men
with settled incomes. This must be
evident from the fact that careful ob
servers and investigators of living con-
litions here in Cincinnati have recent
ly estimated that the cost or living nas
increased by from 2 to 2S per cent in
the lat five years. Rents have gone
up. provisions have gone up. clothing
has gone up and all the real essen
tials of life now cost about 25 per cent
more than they did in ISM. the year
when the trusts began to fatten off the
Wnera llnve ot Inerennetl So Miieh.
Even in the casts where the wages
have increased, which are not many in
this conservative and settled old city.
it is generally estimated that the aver
age increase has not amounted to more
than l' K-r cent. It will thus be ob
served that even at a minimum esti
mate the general purchasing powr of
the wages of labor in this part of the
country is less by fully 1 per cent
than it was in lsOU. Thus it will be
seen that while the great bulk of the
working classes in this neighborhood
are employed, and while some of them
are receiving nominally better return
for their work than they did several
years ago. as a matter of fact their
struggle for a livelihood is much se
verer than it has been in many a long
That the workingmen are far from
being content under present conditions
is evident from a strike of the team
sters in this city a strike which
threatens1 to extend itself to a large
nunioer oi trades. Witfcout goms into
KILLED AFTER HE
Memphis Negro Murders a Policeman
and Then Wounds Two
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 17. While at
tempting to arrest John Pop, a negro,
today the latter shot and killed Police
man Jarnieson and wounded Police
Captain Perry and Officer Moncreith.
Another policeman ehot and killed the
GERMAN EMPEROR WILL
SEEK A LARGER ARMY
Empty Treasury and Increasing
nancial Burdens Do Not
Berlin, Oct. 17. In spite of the empty
treasury and the heavy burdens which
already rest on the German taxpayer,
the kaiser has decided to ask the
Reichstag when it metis again to add
between thirty thou; and and forty
thousand men to tiu-fGerman army. It
is said he will take this step against
the advice of his minister of war. who
fears that the opiosition which this
demand will create in the Reichstag
will not only result in the refusal of
that body to appropriate the necessary
money for this increased peace
strength of the army, but may also
cause the Reichstag to cut down the
military budget on many other points.
It is said the minister of war has not
yet agreed to lay the demand of the
Kaiser before the Reichstag, and has
even threatened to resign before do
ing this, and as it is known that the
Kaiser does not wish to make any
changes in the cabinet, he may agree
to a compromise and cut the number
asked for in half.
This is, however as far as he will go
under any circumstances, as he con
siders that the increase is made neces
sary by the superior showing made by
the French army during the great mili
thary maneuvers in France during last
EXPRESS AGENT TOOK MONEY
C. T. Barr, American Official at Perth,
Ind., Charged With Shortage.
Brazil, Ind.. Oct. 17. C. T. Rarr,
agent for the American express com
pany at Perth, was arrested yester
day morning, charged with embezzling
$700 of the company" funds. He was
brought to this city and placed in jail
He admitted that he had lost consider
able in gambling.
Lady Curzon is Improved.
London, Oct. 17. The condition of
Lady Curzon is improved. She was
moved yesterday afternoon from Wal
mer Castle to Walmer place, the resi
dence of Albert Ochs. The transfer
from the castle did not incommode the
patient and no ill effects resulted.
the merits of this controversy, it will
sulfice to state that as a mere matter
of fact the teamsters who struck for
an increase of 10 cents a day have been
working practically 12 hours a day, or
1-) hours away from (heir homes, in
cluding the dinner hour. They had
been driving in hour's a day. and say
they are willing to continue on that
basis. On Sundays these men are re
quired to clean and feed the horses,
thus being compelled to make two
trips to the stables n Sundays, for
which no pay is receiVed.
That this fight is destined to be a
most bitter one is evident from the
fact that the Kmployors' association'
executive commii (( has stated that
the coal dealers ol the city would spend
51 (Mi. ou, if necessary, in breaking up
the strike. The fact i that these men
are having to work a great deal harder
this year to support their families than
they did a year ago. The Dingley
tariff, the tariff which is supposed to
bring prosperity to t le laboring men
before all others, is merelv decreasing
the ability of the workingman to sup
port his family in comfort and health.
Mnntifnctiirer I . el rem-hint.
This city has in th past usually
gone republican by a considerable
vote. Most of the large corporations
centering here cast their influence for
the republican ticket. Consequently,
in a time when an election is pending
they are exceedingly careful of the
information they al'ow to leak out
concerning their conditions of work.
Nevertheless, a cart ful examination re
veals the fact that the most important
industrial establishments in this neigh
Iwirhood have been stearily reducing
their forces for the lat six months.
This is one of the great machine
tool centers of the country. Several
thousand nun are employed in the ma
chine tool factories. But for th past
several months such concerns as the
Cincinnati Machine Too! company
have been slowly, but remorselessly,
letting their men go. "Business is
bad." they say, '"and orders are not
Workmen Are flrnt to Suffer.
This is one of the important centers
of the activities of the Pullman Palace
Overtures to End the War
Expected at Wash
ington. NO INTIMATION YET
First Sign From Either of Con
tending Powers Will
be Acted On.
Washington. Oct. 17. The war in
the has enlisted the closest attention
of the administration and it is felt that
the time is approaching when it will
be in order for the great neutral pow
ers to move toward the restoration of
Look for Oi crliircH.
While no overture direct or indirect
has come to Washington from Si. Pet
ersburg or Tokio it is believed the
signs point, to an early move in that
HiiMsiji Ih Determine'!.
Paris. Oct. 17. The foreign office
says official information shows the
Russian government will not consider
mediation from any quarter whatever,
being more than ever determined to
vigorously prosecute the war.
Will liht All Winter.
London, Oct. 17. Japanese Minister
Hayashi said to the Associated Press
today: "The war will be continued
throughout the winter. The next point
of real importance to be taken is Tie
pass. When that is accomplished
there is nothing to prevent a Japanese
advance to Harbin."
Regarding peace the minister said
it is not for the Japanese to judge
if the time has arrived to talk about
peace. This rests with t he Russian
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY OF SPAIN DEAD
Madrid. Oct. 17. The Infanta Maria
De Las Mercedes, sister of King Al
fonso and wile of Prince Charles of
Bourbon, gave birth to a daughter yes
terday and died today.
ADii.v yorsi-: mu F.sTm.isiin:Ts itKiirc
rosr of i.iin; ;itos.
Car company. et its works at nui
low were shut down entirely for four
or five months prior to Sept. 1. They
have recently opened up. however, and
are now operating with a handful of
men on half time. The reason assign
ed is that the traveling season is dull,
and that, the main works in Chicago
can take care of all the season's needs.
Retrenchment is also going on in the
great carriage manufacturing plants
which center here. This is one of the
leading carriage manufacturing points
in the country. The price charged for
carriages has increased very largely.
but it is found that the- vehicles which
are to be .sold to the general public are
being marketed in much smaller num
bers than was the case two years ago.
Meanwhile the mills are reporting a
largely increased export trade; there
exported goods are being :;o!d at a
lower price than is accepted within
the bounds of the- territory governed
by the Dingley tariff law.
Ileef TriiMl I Oiu-on 11 ( -rln u Trouble.
One of the leading corporations al
lied with the beef trust is the Aim-neon
Oak Leather company, which has
its tanneries in Cincinnati. This con
cern is running its full force now. al
though it was practically closed down
for some time 'luring the summer. Its
officials report, however, that orders
for leather are coming in. but in mod
erate quantities, from the shot? manu
facturing concerns, and that the boot
and shoe people show a disinclinat ion
to aecnmulate leather stocks for more
than a month ahead, whereas, former
ly the'y were accustomed to Jay in a
supply for four or five months. The
republicans in these factories state, h-f
way of explanation, tnat this is whole
some conservatism, while others re
mark that it is a conservatism which
prevails only when business conditions
are somewnat strained.
The banks here report that they
have plenty of money, but they imme
diately complain that the manufactur
ers are not borrowing it. They say
that the manufacturers are not improv
ing their plants, not increasing their
size, and in genera! not expanding
their business. The fact is that the
iContniued on I'as- Six.)
OFFER TO PAY
Chicago Medical Society Finds
Evidence of Violation of
MAKE USE OF DECOY LETTER
County Doctor Asks Commission fcr
Referring Case for Treat
ment. Chicago. Oct. 17. The Chicago Med
ical society will receive r. shock Wed
nesday night. An investigation will
be asked of evidence that certain
prominent Chicago surgeons and phy
sicians are willing to pay commissions
to doctors sending cases to them.
At the instance of two Ch.eago doc
tors decoy letters were sent from an
Illinois town to lo Chicago surgeons
and physicians asking them to pay the
writer a commission tor referring a
patient to them.
The result of these letters was as
Acce-pta noes IS
Failed to answer .i.
I'orni wf Decoy Letter.
The form of the letter which was sent
out was as follows:
My Dear Doctor: I have a case un
der my charge which requires atten
tion along your line of work. I am
not quite sure of my diagnosis, but
will leave the whole matter to you
The people have heard of you favor
ably, and are inclined to go to you
for treatment. As they are won't hy
they ought to pay a good fee for ;!ie
service. Now. doctor, you understand
that. I am a young man just starting
a practice, and in small towns we can
not make any distinction between rich
and poor in the matter of charges. I
have only received my regular visiting
fee in this case. I understand, how
ever, that it is customary for physici
ans to pay a commission of l'i per
cent upon all referred work, and 1 will
deem it a favor if you can take care
of me in this matter. Kindly let me
hear from you by return mail, as I
am anxious to bring the c;ise to you
at once if satisfactory arrangements
can be made. Yours truly.
J. C. K VAN'S, M. I).
I'rrwiilont Murphy to Take Action.
After the replies were received a
lit of the men again.M. whom, it is
said, evidence has been obtained was
submitted to Dr. John B. Murphy,
president of the Chicago Medical so
ciety, and he declared that tho most.
stringent action will betaken wherever
a physician is found gin tv.
PACKERS DROP ATTEMPT
TO CORNER EGG MARKET
Decide That There is More Money to
Be Made in Handling Oth
Pittsburg, Oct. 17. Wholesale deal
ers in eggs declare the big packing
houses of the west have tired of stor
ing eggs for speculative purposes be
cause there is not as much money in
eggs as in other food products. The
Armours. Swifts and other weste-rn
packing houses are said to have been
shipping eggs as meat and getting a
lower freight rate by one-half. The in
dependent egg dealers laid a complaint
before the interstate commerce com
mission, and the railroads have re
fused to carry eggs out of their class
as a result. The fact that tho market
cannot be controlled has caused the
packers to decide to leave tho egg bus
iness alone. A slump in price next
winter is expected.
FOOTBALL VICTIM DEAD:
ANOTHER NEAR THE END
Boy Expires of Injury at Bedford, Ind.,
and David McCluskey Not Ex
pected to Live at Pittsburg.
Bedford. Ind.. Oct. 17. Ralph Mat
thews, aged 17, son of Senator William
N. Mai thews, died yesterday from in
juries received in a football game a
few days ago.
Pittsburg. Pa. Oet. 17. During a
football game Saturday between the
Madison and Wilkinsburg teams David
McCluskey. aged 10. playing on the
Wilkinsburg team, was kicked in the
stomach and his Ieir broken. He is ly
ing at the jKjinT ?. death at his home.
Prominent Merchant Dead.
Chicago, Oct. 17. John ('.. Mc Wil
liams, for many years one of the lead
ing business men of Chicago, and a
retired partner of Marshall Field and
company, die-d Saturday night.
Rock Island Company Meeting.
Jersey City. Oct. 17. Oeorge S.
Brewster and Robert Mather, two re
tiring directors, were ree-Iecred at the
annual meeting of the stock holders
of the Rock Island company today.
Lisbon, Oct. 17. The Portuguese
cabinet has resigned.
Landslide Kills Ten Persons.
Vienna. Oct. 17. A landslide in the
ferest ef Gabrowirz buried the game
keeper's hut, killing ten persons.
A. B. Parker Makes Sec
ond Speech of the
VISITORS HEAR HIM
Philippine Policy and Imperial
ism Are Ably Dis
cussed. Rosemount, Esopus, N. Y., Oct. 17.
Judge Parker Saturday addressed two
visiting delegations on the. political
issues, making his second speech of
the compaign since accepting the dem
ocratic nomination for the presidency.
They represented Img Island demo
Col. Charles R. Codman. of Boston,
and Prof. Henry W. Hardon. of New
York, made extended speeches, con-
! lining their remarks to the Philippine
question and a discussion of the atti
tude of the republican administration
on that question.
l'reelfoi I'or l-'illtliioM.
Parker took for his text the demo
cratic plat form declaration on tho
Philippines. He repeated his former
statement that we may not disregard
the responsibility imposed by posses
sion of the Philippines and that u--sponsibility
will be best subserved by
preparing the islanders as rapidly as
possible for self-government and give
to them the assurance that it will corne
as soon as they are reasonably pre
pared for it. This means independence
for the Filipinos in the fullest sense of
the word, he declared.
"The republican." he said, "stands
for the subjugation of defenseless for
eign peoples. Democracy stands for
freedom." citing efforts of the Fili
pinos to free tlieinsehes from Spanish
rule; the success of our anccsiors in
gaining freedom, and efforts in the
same direction by the Irish and boeis.
"Kverv true American would d
a man who would not tight to th
gasp for the land of his fireside
the birthplace of his babes."
lt-)iil)li-mi I'nrty 1Im ( liiiuiceal.
"We perpetually point with pride to
our love of liberty." he said.
"The republican platform asserts
that fifty years ago the republican
party came into existence dedicated
among other purpose's to the great
taks of arresting the extension ef hu
man slavery. Arresting extension of
human slavery, that sounds well. But
it speaks of the virtue of another gen
eration. All the leaders of the re
publican party of that day have passed
away. In their place have come very
different men." Parker said the? Phil
ippines have already cost $C,?,0,wh.
uoo and L'ou.nuo lives, and the end is
not yet .
lie argued that the government
should have elone- by the Filipinos as
they elid by the Cubans, and insisted
that "Our duty to the Filipinos de
mands a promise of independence."
He then recounte d the object ionablo
conditions of the Philippines, as tend
ing to show the failure of tbe present
administration to properly govern tho
islands, and wanted to know if the re
publicans intended to apply a remedy
to bette r the-se conditions.
1'i nrH of Imperlnllnm.
He concluded as follows: "Asido
from the duty we owe' the Philippines
in preparation for the enjoyment of tho
bbssd privileges ve possess, wo
should guard carefully against danger
to ourselve s, of an imperialistic policy.
History teaches that from republican
ism to imperialism the- movement is
gradual, and nnpreceivoel by the pe-o-pe.
its ominous progress when elis
coveri'd leaves open but two course-H,
submission er re sort to violence.
"That our people.; may never be- com
pelled to choose between these fearful
alternatives should lie- our prayer. But
we- should werk as well as pray. And
our work should be to guard the foun
dation on which our gove tntrie nt rests.
Its basis is that of den-la red ideas
ideas that ate stronger than battle
ships anl armies ideas which for
more than a century have stimulated
our devc-lopment. and which have
given promise; that, our world mission
shail be not to seize the territory of
distant peopb.-s, and rule; them with
a sce ptre.- of iron, but te establish t ruth,
honor, justice and peace among the; na
.'ns. "it ii I liooae Now.
"We- must chexse; whether witiiin our
b'irders the basis of government shall
crjntinue to be; this i'lealism of a ma
terialism which is the sure precurs-r
of dissoluti'jn, for no nation can en
dure upon a basis of materialism, how
ever sple-ndid. Pru'lence requires that
a choice be made in time. The time is