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csday, January 7, 1897
old vcar has passed away
the New Year has come. The
fmblicau begins its work for
7 with a uew volume and in
a new form. To all of its read ?
ers and pat rons it gi ves greetings
and exteuds wishes for a happy
and prosperous New Year.
The year 1890 to many coun?
tries was an eventful one. In a
public or political sense it has
proven a .year long to be remem?
bered. The public; interests of
every continent of the world
have to some extent been affect?
ed. In Africa it witnessed the
advance of the English in the
Soudan, the first step toward
adding another great empire to
the already vast British possess?
ions. In the southern part of
Africa the vcar opened with the
filibustering expedition of Dr.
Jameson, which at one time
threatened to involve the Dutch
ami English colonies in a bloody
Italy has been defeated in her
plans in Abysstinia, forced to
t withdraw her army from that
country and makepeace with the
half-savaue foe on terms that
wei;e..humiliating to a civilized
???nation. Theyear just closed was
oue that brought disgrace to all
the civilized world by the con?
stant massacre of Armenians by
the cruel Turks. It witnessed
the Venezuela controversy and
the triumph of the Monroe doc?
trine, asserted by the United
States, at home and abroad.
The Cuban revolution has excited
more interest among our people
than any other public movement
which engaged the attention of
the world in 1896. Spain failed
to suppress the insurrection and
hope for the freedom of Cuba was
revived and strengthened. Rus?
sia scored two important points
in 189J. In the east Russian in?
fluence was made to overshadow
China while in the west an alliance
with France was established, of?
fensive and defensive.. Austria
Hungary has been contending
with socialism, while Germany
has been the scene of a fight be?
tween socialism and absolutism.
France has gained by adding to
her possessions both Tunis and
Madagascar; the first will be a
profitable possession., but the
latter is not likely to prove of
much value. In Australia fearful
business depression is wide?
spread, and there is a threatened
In the United States we had
the most exciting political con?
test that ever engaged the at?
tention of our people. Theissues
were fought out with a shade of
stubboruess that was truly I
alarming, but the strength of out
institutions was proven by the
calm which succeeded the storm
and the readiness with which the j
verdict of the people was accept?
ed by the defeated party. The
United States seems to have be?
fore it only peace and prosperity.
Let ;ill good citizens pray that
they not ouly come but stay.
Some of the Bryanite papers
seem to think that the election
of McKinley ought to have pre?
vented th? failure of the banks
that have recently been forced to
close their doors. The Republi?
cans have not promised or
agreed to prevent dishonest or
incapable bank officials from
wrecking their institutions,
especially during a democratic
Science the past year has been
a great gainer by the discovery of
the X ray. Its value for pradical
use* in surgery is now fully estab?
lished, and in a short time, n? doubt,
t will be applied to illuminating
purposes with great success. Its
possibilities may be" unmeasured.
The Republicans have no idea
of being deterred from their plain
duty fn enacting a new tariff law.
McKinley was elected President!
on the Protection issue, and his |
administration will conform to i
the American idea of protection
to home industries.
The lecture tour of Mr. Bryan
threatens to be a failure. We pre?
dicted that Mr. Bryan's free show
as a, much greater success in draw
t his pay show would
Some of our Democratic eon
temporaries of the State are dis<
puting over the question as to
what is the cause of the great
trusts or combines that are
found in our country. One pa?
per contends that they are cre?
ated by a protective tariff and
another says they find that their
origin, to a great extent, through
special favors on the railroads.
As usual our Democratic friends
are divided as to cause if not ef?
fect. The reason is that they are
not well posted, aud jump at
A Spanish paper speaks of the
people of this country as the
??lard and bacon gentlemen."
We had better be butchers of
hogs than butchers of men. The
Spaniards might appropriately
be called a nation of '-human
Eugene Debs has published a
letter in which he announces thai
he has left the people's party
and will become a socialist.
Coxeyand Debs two of Mr. Bry?
an's most enthusiastic friends in
the recent campaign have left hi*
party. Who next?
What is the necessity for a con?
stitutional convention in Virginia?
It will cost the people a great deal
of money to hold such a convention,
and the only purpose of the Demo?
cracy is to disfranchise a large num?
ber of the voters of the State.
Senator Walcott has gone
to Europe to confer with foreign
bimetallists on the subject oi
calling a bimetallic monetary
conference. We expect he Uas
gone on a "a fools errand."
The reporl that the Afarqnie
of Salisbury disapproved ofsome
of the features of the general ar?
bitration treaty between the
United States and Great Britain
is now denied.
Virginia needs an honest elec?
tion law, but - the Democracy
proposes to give us in place oi
the thing that is needed a dis?
No punishment can be severe
enough for the (lends who wreck
railroad trains and destroy ha
man life for the purpose of rob.
Senator Palmer is not able to
return to Washington after em
joying the holiday season at
home. He is thrcateu/xl with
We ought to be very careful ^
making good resolutions for the new
year. Resolves carelessly made arc
too easily broken.
Tins wili be a Piepubliean year
and we have hopes that it will be a
much better one than the last.
How many times have you writ?
ten it 189G since the new year be?
! Mon law is getting too com?
mon. How will it be stopped?.
The Spanish Treasury is about
to go to pieces- Let here go!
3,000 CHINESE DROWNED.
Visitations of the ?Plague, the Famine
and the Flood.
San Francisco, Cat, J)ec. 31.?The
steamer Peru brings new? that in addition
to the small-pox epidemic at Japanese
ports, cholera has revived in Hong Kong,
and, though there are not yet many deaths,
the pleague is increasing and serious results
ate expected. Thedisease had made much
head>\ ay in many Chinese cities and on
the island of Formosa. The Japanese
ports have declared quarantine against all
cholera infected districts.
a severe famine is reported from West?
ern China It is particularly severe'in the
city of Chauntung, in Szechuen province,
where there has been a prolonged rain,
causing hoods which have spread over
vast areas of country, destroying almost
the entire rice and vegetable crops
The inahitants are dying by scores from
starvation and to add to the horrors of it a
large propotion of the city, situated on a
bluff at a bend of the Kinshare river, was
carried under the flood by a land-slide and
abour.t .1,000 of the starving Chinese were
The flood had undermined the base of
the bluff and a portion of the lull, about
live acres in extent, was plunged into the
EDITOR'S LEAP TO DEATH.
Joseph B. McCullough, Head of the
St. Louis "lobe-Democrat.
St. Ix>uis,Mo., Dec?Joseph B. McCuI
lagh the well-known editor of the Globe
Democrat, was found dead on the stona
flagging back of his sister-in-law's res?
idence, on West Pine Boulevard, early
this morning. He had l>een suffering
from acute ashma since November 10,
and it is the opinion of his family and his
physician that he jumped from the third
The people of Virginia will have to vote
next May upon the question of calling a
constitutional convention. If they lose
this opportunity, nobody knows when
they will ever have another.?Landmark.
We know, and so does everybody fa?
miliar with our state constitution, which
says that this opportunity shall occur at
the geueral election "in each twentieth
year" after 1888, and also whenever the
legislature may provide. So our next op?
portunity will be in 190S, if not earlier.?
A FATAL FALL
The Editur of the Glube-Democrat Meets
a very Tragic Death.
St. Louis J >ec. 81.?-The dead body of
J. B. McCuHagb, chief editor of the Globe
Democrat, was found at 6:30 o'clock this
morning lying on the s-lonc pavement be?
neath the window of his room in the res?
idence of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Man
ion, 3837 West Pine street. It is supposed
that he flung himself from the window
some time during the early*morning. Iiis
skull was badly crushed and the body
Dr. 0. IL Hughes, who resided in the
neighborhood, and who was Mr. McCul
lagh's physician during his last illness,
was summoned at once.
Dr. Hughes' conclusion horn the con?
dition of the body when he examined it
is that Mr. McCuliagb plunged head first
from tlie window about 3:30 o'clock. On
the ground around the foundation of the
hcuse is a stone water table. In the fall
Mr. McCuliagb struck a sharp corner ol
this stone with the left side of his head,
fracturing the paretal bone. This caused
contusion of the brain and instant uncon?
sciousness. The physician is of the opin?
ion that death resulted immediately after
the fall. The victim's head was lying in
a small pool of blood which had dropped
from the wound, but otherwise it showed
no evidence of violence.
Just how Mr. McCuliagb happened tc
fall uut the window can only be a mattei
of conjecture. He had been ill several
months and lately was compelled ? to keeji
to his room. He past his last night un?
attended, as he had always slept during
lie was born in Dublin, Ireland, in
November, 1842, and came to his country
at the age of 11 years. He went through
the war as correspondent for the Cincinnati
I Commercial, and was a close friend oi
I General Grant. After the war he was a
Washington correspondent, and was editor
of theiCincinnati Enquire from 1868 to 1870.
lie took charge of the Globe in 1-S7::, and
took the Democrat in two years later, lit
was famous as an interviewer, and was nol
THAT INAUGURATION SUIT.
It Will Typify the Attitude of the Nexl
Detroit '.'Journal" (Rep.)
President-elect McKinley believes in
encouraging home industries by practicing
what he preaches. When he ordered the
cloth for his inauguration suit he didn't
;i>k for samples of imported g< tods to select
from, but said what he wanted was Ameri?
can doth, made of American wool, b\
American hands and American machinery,
We fancy that a great many hithertc
over-fastidious men will say to themselves
and their tailors that if American inadt
cloth is good enough for Major McKinley 'f
inauguration Buit itis'good enough for then
to wear to church or the club, or even oi
full dress occasions. Ifso, the example
the President-elect lias set will be worth
great deal to home industry. It is a gooc
example, anyway, cordially lo be com?
mended to the American people", regardles
of sex, color or previous or present cor.'
dition of servitude.
Ifsombody would inaugurate a reform;
movement pledging its supjiorters to weai
only American clothing, made of Americn
raw materials, for the nest four years, ii
would be a popular thing and would prove
a great bussing to millions of our people
The Road io Prosperity.
There is no reason to apprehend any
extensively prolonged tariff agitation.
The new tariff ?rill be placed on the statute
books as soon as possible. Then wc will
have prosperity restored and relief from
the anxiety of recent years that now pas?
ses slowly away because its cause?an un?
equal inimical, menacing, unsatisfactory
tariff?is still inforce, When we are ridofit
good times will return.
Pro. Elani, of the Pilot, states the case
very well, but he fails to understand what
the Landmark was dri ving at. It meant
to say "if they lose this opportunity, no?
body knows when they will ever have an?
other" to perpetrate the great crime con
temp'ated by the Democracy of over?
throwing free, manhcol suffrage in Vir?
ginia. The Landmark is right. If the
scheme is defeated next .May that will be
an end of it for many years.
Rev. John DeWitt, D.D.
of the Theological Sbmixary, New Branswide,
N. J., writes: "I am satisfied that Pr. l>.-ine's
Dyspepsia Pills ans all
tcrt J my case
rij;ht. They have mas
J lessors, physicians, and
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