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The Job department of the PRESS IS complete and affords facilities for dolna' the best class of Work PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAIDTO LAW No paper will be discontinued nttl arrear ages are paid, except at the option of the pub lisher. Papers sent out of the county must be paid lor in advance. Col. Roosevelt says he is going to take his rough riders to the l'aris ex position, bearing the expenses himself. 3f the colonel wants to increase the number of his troops he will find that the country has enough patriots to whip the combined armies of the uni verse. The sultan says he has been so much impressed with the terrible execution done by the American warships at Ma nila and Santiago that lie has ordered' for his own navy similar guns'to those used by the victors at these two fights. But the guns alone will not be effective. It is the "men behind the guns" who count. Oom Paul Krueger, the president of the Transvaal, has a good wife whose ideas are almost as peculiar as hisown. For instance, she requested a Dutch sculptor, who is to make a statue in bronze of President Krueger, to put a tall bronze hat. on the head with a con cave top so that it would catch and hold water for the benefit of thirsty birds. The mosquito was doubtless created for some wise end, but it is not easy, to tell what that end is, unless it is to afford the race a wholesome but pain ful reminder that life was not intend ed to be all a picnic. The original plans and specifications of the mosquito in cluded a thirst for human blood, and the insect is still built in the old way. A glance at some of the figures con cerning, the great war and peace loans of other nations puts the superior cred it of the United States in a clear light. Excepting Great Britain, the American government has now no rival in the esteem of investors. British and Amer ican national credit are on a par. and either nation can borrow all the money it wants at three per cent or less. Sir Thomas Lipton, the great London merchant, haschallenged the New York Yacht culb to a race for the America's cup. This is the first challenge of this port that has been made since Lord Dunraven came across the water three yeacs ago with the Valkyrie and was defeated by the Defender. Lipton has a $50,000,000 fortune to back him, but America has the genius and will win. The young woman who kissed Lieut. Jlobson the other day at a Long Beach hotel, in the presence of hundred's of people, explains that she simply want ed to testify to her patriotism. Why, of course. And just consider what a patriotic display there will be when the rest of the boys conic marching home if all the women w ho couldn't go to war see fit to "testify" in the same way. Just 40 years ago the cable steamer Niagara arrived at Trinity bay, New foundland, thus completing the first Atlantic cable and for the first time establishing electrical communication between two continents. It hardly seems possible that it is but 40 years since the end of an era when it took more than a week to get wordifrom Eu rope to America. What a wonderful 40 yi urs it has been. To call a man a phrasemaker is in most cases a strong intimation that he i.s nothing else, and also that the char acterization is usually resented by its subject. There w ill be no danger of of fending ('apt. Robley D. Evans, how ever. if we apply this epithet to him. When he explained the marvelous vic tory won over Admiral Cervera's fleet, by saying that "God and the gunners are on our side." everybody recognized at once that the words were the product of a true genius for concise, vigorous and accurate expression. Gen. Merriam's order closing the Klondike region to those adventurers v ho have no} food sufficient to support them through the winter is a wise pre caution. The news from the Yukon indicates that there are already hun dreds and perhaps thousands of men who must depend on charity or starve to death during the coming winter. No more should be allowed togo in. Tt is row perfectly apparent that the labor market is overstocked anif that there is. no longer any chance for the man who lands in Dawson City with no capital save his muscle. it is doubtful whether the impor tance of the island of Luzon in the great archipelago of which it forms the chief northern member ia yet ap preciated by us. Luzon is larger than all the other Philippine islands and has a larger population. Its two mountain chains, with peaks 7.000 feet high are covered with mighty forests, while the valleys and plains are wonderfully lux uriant. as the crops of hemp, sugar, to bacco. rice, and other products show. Gold, copper, iron and coal are among its minerals. i " " * "" »■ — THE QUESTION OF MONEY. ■iiinirlliliiK That Will llmr to llr Net tled In Our Mew !'»•- iieMMl o n N. An interesting financial problem will soon confront ilie administration in re spect to our foreign dependencies, and that is the harmonizing of their curren cy with ours. As a preliminary step Mr. Harden, formerly of the Chicago Evening I'ost, has been appointed to in vestigate the financial condition of the Philippines, and the secretary of the treasury is considering the same ques tion as it affects Cuba and l'ucrto Kico, with a view to making definite recom mendations to congress at the next ses sion. Lately we have seen at Santiago that the merchants there are unwilling to lake our silver dollars except at their bullion value, although they gladly ac cept our gold'and paper money at their face value. If this was the only dilli culty it would soon be straightened out, but it is a very small part of it. The real problem lies not in our cur rency but in theirs. Take Puerto JJico. for instance. When we annex that island'the inhab itants come under our laws so far as those laws are applicable to their new condition, while at the same time the Spanish laws that are not in conflict with the constitution of the United States will also remain in force. We had an experience of thiskind when we annexed California and New Mexico, where to this day the old Spanish laws are invoked, particularly in regard to land titles. From the commercial standpoint the financial situation in Puerto Uico will require a good deal of careful consid eration, so that existing conditions may be modified or changed without disturbing business. A fixed rate of exchange will have to be established between their coins and ours, but the habits of a people in regard to money are not easily altered, and those who are accustomed l to reckon in pesetas and pesos may not take kindly at first to our system of dimes and dollars. They have, too, their own legal tender laws which establish the basis of pay ments for debt, so that the Puerto Rican monetary system will have to be preserved, at least for a time. In the end the American gold stand ard and American money must be sub stituted for the now prevailing cur rency. which is on the silver basis. The best mode of reaching this result, prob ably. will be the ri"flemption by the United States at their bullion value of all the Spanish silver coins in circula tion in our new possessions.—Chicago Times-Herald. A NEW ISSUE SOUGHT. I)c inoorii t* Are I.uok In u Al»out for n SuliMtitate for I'rec Silver. Two weeks ago Representative Bailey found'himself confronted in the Texas democratic convention by a bodj of enthusiastic delegates opposing the policy which he advocated nntl voted for in the house. When the convention adjourned the alleged'democratic lead er of the house went out, as he went out after contentions with Speaker Reed, a vanquished advocate. The Tex as democracy declared for territorial expansion. A few days after the Texas incident, a prominent paper gave an interesting story regarding the efforts of certain democratic leaders to commit the party to territorial expansion, tot he end that the party may have an attractive issue in 1900. Ex-Gov. Stone, of Missouri, ac cording to this story, has been inter ested with other democratic leaders in finding a new issue for 1900 because they recognize that tliey cannot win on the sixteen-to-one fad. It was set forth that the ex-governor had been in New York and other eastern states consult ing leaders regarding the course the party should pursue and what issue can take the place of sixteen to one in 1900. They hit upon the policy of ter ritorial expansion and agreed to try it in the state conventions. Occurrences indicate that there was basis in fact for this story. The Texas convention was carried for territorial expansion in spite of the opposition of Mr. Bailey. In the Missouri demo cratic convention it was a question that was contested. Representative Bland took advantage of his position as chair man of the convention to assail terri torial expansion, indicating that he saw in it a purpose to relegate to the rear the one issue that has given him prominence, the si vtecn-to-one fad. Ex- Gov. Stone was there to advocate ex pansion, arid u compromise practicaf'y repudiating the action of the demo crats in congress regarding the annex ation of Hawaii was adopted. A fur ther indication that such a scheme has been adopted by democratic leaders is that the New York Journal, the leading advocate of Bryan, in the east in 1890, is earnestly advocating the occupation and holding of the Philippines. These reports and acts are indica tions that a considerable number of democratic leaders are now actively en gaged in devising schemes to make the silver issue one of minor importance two years hence. —Indianapolis Jour nal. K7 r The man who thinks he is run ning for congress against Speaker Reed has explained that he is not for sixteen to one. because free coinage on tht basis would mean silver mono metallism and a silver basis, lie would have congress make a new ratio based upon the market value of the two metals. Two years ago Mr. Reed's op ponent was advocating free coinage at the ratio of sixteen to one.—ln dianapolis Journal. ITTSeven years ago. under the TTar ~!ron administration, Puerto liico had for a brief time the boon of recipro city. It will enjoy something now bet ter and permanent. It is protection. —Boston Journal. CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER r, 1898. PROSPERITY RETURNING. \\ ntg«*M IIIMP Advanced and More Men Arc Klndlnic ICni|»lo> ment— llrj anile llonlrm. The American Economist prints re turns from 2.229 manufacturing con cerns, giving the number of men em ployed and wages paid, in March, 1595. and also in March, 1898. These estab lishments, which represent every in dustry. are scattered through 47 states and territories. They had on their pay rolls'in March, 1595. at a time when the violence of the panic of 1893 had somewhat abated, 204,580 hands Those men were paid during that month as wages the sum of $7,079,000. That was at the average rate of $34.00 per month. Last March the same es tablishments had on their pay rolls 209,323 men, whose-wages amounted to $10,198,000. The average payment was a bare trifle lessitban S3B. Thus it appears that in three years there was a gain of 31 per cent, in the number of men employed and of 9 per cent, in the rate of wages paid. These 2,229 concerns, which have made re ports, have not been picked out be cause they have been enjoying special prosperity. They are representative of the conditions obtaining in the classes to which they belong. There fore, the employers have been making successive demands upon the unem ployed, of whom there were so many three years ago, until they have near ly one-third more men in their service than early in 189. r >. and are paying a better rate of wages. The wages are paid, too, in gold value money, jrnd not in free coinage silver dollars, with a purchasing power of only about 40 cents apiece. As a result of the employment of so many more men, and the disbursement of so much more money in the form of wages, all those persons who supply the necessaries of life to the wage workers have been benefited. The gro cers, the clothiers, and all other re tail dealers have been able to do more business. The old debts due them from the unemployed, whom they were carving, have been paid off in whole or part. The merchants and shop keepers have required the services of more men, and they, too, have made drafts on the ranks of the unemployed. The war with Spain, which began about a month after the above-men tioned industrial returns were made, did not throw anybody out of work. No branch of industry was depressed by it. It may be said that the transfer of so many men from peaceful to mili tary pursuits' tended to stiffen prices in the labor market. But it appears from the reports of the commercial agencies the advent of peace is to be followed by greatly increased indus trial activity. The working force of the textile manufactories is to be in creased. The rising demand for iron and steel is putting up the price of these products, and calling for the em ployment- of more men to fill new, heavy orders. In the meanwhile, the irritated and unhappy Bryanites are crying out that there is no prosperity, and no present hope of any, and that the state of af fairs could not be much worse than it is. The men who were idle in ir.95 be cause they could not get work, though they hunted for it. are busy now: Wages have advanced, wages are paid in what the Bryanites call "appre ciated gold dollars" —dollars which they allege buy too much for the workingmcn who receive them. But the Bryanites contend that all that does not indicate prosperity. There can be no prosperity according to them until the country is flooded with free coinage legal tender silver dol l,ir=. which will buy only two-fifths as much as gold value dollars do, but which by dishonest, retroactive legis lation will be made togo as far in the payment of gold-standard debts as 100-cent dollars.—Chicago Tribune. POLITICAL DRIFT. elemoarats have found an issue at last. "Whatever in, is wrong. If the country seems to want anything, that is a good reason why it shouldn't have it."—Chicago Inter Ocean. try Will somebody be kind enough to point out to a curious public what question —what issue—made a rallying cry by the democratic party in the last 38 years, has been approved and adopted by the people?— Albany Jour nal. the people place in power a republican administration, something important for the advancement of the country is likely to happen. The pres ent administration is no exception, though less than a year and a half old. —•St. Louis Itepublic. (TJ"The exports of America# manu factures in June amounted to $27,000,- 000, or $9,000,000 more than the imports, and for the first time in the history of the country there was a balance of trade in manufactures for the whole of the fiscal year in favor of the United States. Yet the opponents of protec tion told us that the passage of the Dingley bill would kill our foreign trad«!—lowa State Register. (CMissouri, the home of Bland, the daddy of the silver movement, gave sil ver a black eye in its state convention the other day. It refused to declare the issue of free rilver paramount, and it gave its indorsement to the Chi cago platform only in a perfunctory manner. The result was that Bland and his followers went home in dis gust. Two years aco Missouri was the very strongest kind of a silver state, ft was firmly convinced of "Coin" Harvey's absury theory that the price of a bushel of wheat antl the price of an ounce of silver went up and down together. Meantime the people were discovering from experience that there is no connection between the price of wheat and silver, and the democratic leaders are wisely putting the evi dences of the past campaign ns far in the background as possible.—TTtien Observer (Gold Dem.). TERRIFIC STORMS. KnorniniiH Damage l>y a Hurricane In Xm York Slate —lightning Striken n 'I roliey far Niar Pittsburg, Killing a l*a»Meii|;er. Syracuse, N. V., Aug. 25. —A hurri cane in this city Wednesday noon did thousands of dollars' worth of dam age. The roofs of four factories were blown off. Three men employed at the power bouse of the Lakeside Kail road Co. were badly injured by the west wall of the building falling and one of them. Electrical Engine-er Carl Dingen, may die. Another man is be lieved to have been futally injured by being blown from the roof of a fac tory. The street car service was delayed for a considerable length of time be cause of debris falling on the track. The roof of the Church of the Assump tion was blown off and the' statue of the Virgin Mar.v was blown off and lodgeel in the cellar. Toney Metrone. an Italian laborer, was instantly killed by a live wire fall ing on him. Utiea, N. Y., Aug. 25. —As the result of a furious storm which swept over the region north of I'tica yesterday over $300,000 worth of damage was done to property. In Deerfield siv,„oo damage was done to farm property and every bridge on the highway north, east and west of the place was carried away by the swollen streams. A washout in the canal bank occurred near Home as a result of the storm. The Adirondack & Black Biver divi sion of the Home, Watertown & Og densburg railroad suffered severely from the cloudburst. In one place a washout 200 feet long occurred and a railroad bridge near Trenton is report ed to have been carried away. On the Mohawk & Malone division of the Adirondack road between Beinson and Herkimer there are 12 washouts and four bridges were carried away. Pittsburg, Aug. 25. —During a heavy thunder storm yesterday lightning struck a car on the Second avenue traction line as it was passing Green wood avenue and as a result one pas senger is dead, another will probably die and four others are badly hurt. B. S. Fear, aged 02, was the man killed, lie was a well-known business man of Ha/.elwood. The injured: Mrs. Sarah Munhall. skull fractured, arm broken and hurt internally. Will probably die. Eugene Munhall (her son) cut about head. David Thomas, head and arm cut. Unknown foreigner, foot crushed. James A. l'utler, shocked. The ear. which contained 12 passen gers. was traveling at about, a 20-mile rate when the bolt struck it. exploding the motors and settbig fire te> the car. The passengers were panic stricken and made frantic efforts to escape through the tightly drawn canvas sides. Mr. Fear in jumping alighted on his head, crushing his skull in a horrible manner, lie lived but a short time. All the injured received their hurts in attempting to jump before the car stopped. THE PYTHIAN CONCLAVE. Investigation of Charges Against Otiiccrs of the Supreme l.oilge Begins—Drills for l 1 Indianapolis, Aug. 25.- —The supreme lodge, Knights of Pythias, went inte executive session at 9 o'clock Wednes day morning and adjourned at 12 o'clock. Much routine business was transacted. The representatives have begun to get ready for the hard work which is before them. Hepresentativc Gale, of Massachu setts, resigned from the investigating committee, and (ieorge M. Hanson, of Maine, was appointed to till the va cancy. Representative Hangs, of North Dakota, was made chairman of this committee and the members at once began their work. The commit tee was ordered to report to-day. and it has a great amount of labor before it. An effort will be maele to find out the author of the reports circulated against the officers of the supreme lodge, and all those who it is thought, can throw any light on the subject will be summoned before the commit tee and asked to give information. Supreme Chancellor Colgrove ap pointed John 11. Alexander, of Vir ginia. and William B. Gale, of Massa chusetts, supreme tribunes. These ap pointments are for six years. Supreme Chancellor Colgrove also appointed a committee to consider the question of changes in the supreme tribunal. This committee was asked to consider the report of the supreme chancellor on the supreme tribunal and go into the question thoroughly, particularly the proposition to cut down the size of the tribunal to three members. At Camp Colgrove the prize drills began. In class A the three companies that drilled were No. 9. of Kalamazoo. Mich.; Yellow t ross, No. 85, of Alli ance, O , and No. 28, Ottawa. 111. The drills took place at Newbv Oval, near Camp Colgrove. The first prize in this class is $1,500, the second $1,200, third SI,OOO and fourth SBOO. In the afternoon a cavalry drill was put up by the St. Joseph (Mo.) Hus sars. the only troop entered. The prize is SSOO and it is a question whether it will be awarded, since there was no competition. Several thousand people witnessed the drills. At the session of the Kathbone Sis ters 20 past grand chiefs took the su preme temple degree. At Masonic hall the Noblesville. Ind., temple and I'aris temple, of ( incinnati. competed for the prizes in the exemplification of ritualistic work. Filley Turn«Ml Down. St. Louis, Aug. 25.—After a two days' session the republican state convention, which was the largest and most harmonious ever held in Mis souri. ended its labors last evening. A state ticket was nominated, headed by <!. A. Finklenberg. of St. Louis, for supreme judge. The most important work of flic convention was the turn ing down of Chauneey Filley, who for 25 years had been chairman of the republican state committee. T. .T. At kin, a banker and business man of Humansville, was elected as Filley's successor. WnY HE REPROVED. Tlic-re WUN JuM n Faint Suspicion of Self-lntermt in Hi* C.'OIM|)IH Int. It isn't every man in Uncle Sam's pay who feciis Ins responsibility as does an ok) Irish man who is a treasury messenger, .lust the other day he was berating an absent clerk for leaving some pins on the edge of his desk where they might be brushed off by anybody passing. " They'll be swept on the flure," said he, 'and wasted, to the extravagance of the government, which is already so hard up it's oorrowin' money, it is, to pay ixpinses, and it's a shame, it is, for the min in the gov ernment iiuploy to be wastin' pins which cost money. There was a general laugh at the earnest ness of the old man's complaint, and some body-.aid he deserved an increase of salary for his devotion to the interests of the coun try. And then, as the eh ,vs trooped out, the old man said to the lasl of them: "Vis, it's all right for yees gazoo byes to be laughin' at me. I'll see nothin' wasted here. They kin laugh, but it's not thim that has togo down on their hands and knees to pick up thim pins." Detroit Free Press. Touching KimlncsK. The bronzed soldier looked at the pack age addressed to him with moistened eyes. "Blessed angels," he said; they do not for get us." Then he carefully took off the wrappings and fouid: A nail brush, an or namental hair receiver, a pair of tidies, a small bottle of mixed pickles, a tract, a hand painted blotting pad and a pants stretcher. —Cleveland Piain Dealer. No man should have stomach ache after lie reaches an age of discretion. Put as a rule, the older a man is, the less sense he in eating.—Atchison Globe. Three hundred years ago a»y man absent from church on Sunday was fined a shilling, u hat a war revenue that would produce to day.— Chieugo Daily News. '—• The amateur who practices daily on a cornet in a thickly populated neighborhood has ample nerve for any undertaking.— Chicago Daily News. First \ eteron—"l till you these modern improvement sin long range guns and chilled steel projectiles have made war a good deal riskier than it was in our day." Second Vet eran—"Yes; I see that somebody has in vented a gun now which, at a "thousand yards, will go clear through a small pocket Bible carried over a man's heart." —Tuck. Tome's Changes.—"Why, Mr. Grumpy," exclaimed his o'd friend, whom he had not seen for years, "your daughter looks just the same as she did when a ftahy." "Well, she's not the same, by a good deal. Then you *ould never get her to sleep. Now you can never pet her to Make up when you want her to."—Detroit Free Press. Peasant—"Five dollars fine for entering this estate." Tourist—"But why is no warning sign put up then?" "We had one, but took it down njrain, for while it was up no one came in."—Fliegende Blaettcr. Family Diversion.—"My wife dislikes to have me shop for her." "Are you good at bargains?" "Well die says I can beat the world at making five dollars do the work of one."—Detroit Free Press. sandwich." "But, mamma, flo vou imagine I can be bribed?"—Fliegende Blaetter. Hard to Digest.-—"Did you hear Cusser has dyspepsia?" "No; how did be get it?" "Sluuem made him eat his own words."—N. Y. World. A hoy never aporeciates a meal when rn vited out until he is paying his own board on a meal ticket.—Atchison Globe. Every sort of genius is not people find it hard to admire a good bill col lector. —Atchison Globe. Everybody surrenders to Battle Ax. J There is no greater hardship than to be de- Z prived of your £ i i I PLUG W • and any one who has once chewed Battle Ax A © will give up most any thing to get it. 10c. buys A a larger piece of Battle Ax than of any other £ kind of high grade quality. J § pemember the name | g when you buy again. I I " FORBID A FOOL A THING AND i THAT HE WILL DO." |f DON'T USE | LETTER PERFECT. Ambition* Voang; Soldier Who Thought He Wan Horn to Command. Elmer ( .impbell was the greenest svid mo*t Ambitious raw recruit in Col. liartigan's reg irntnt of J igers. The young man was the nest type of the "hay-foot, straw-foot" eol dier in the ranks, and yet he was more anx ious than anyone to become an officer. lie pleaded with the colonel so long that the latter finally told him if he would sec ure a book on tactics and master it lip should have the lirst chance to show what he could do when there was a vacancy among the offi cers. Campbell bought a book on tactics and stayed up iate at tught to learn its con tents. "Forward, column right (or left, as the case may be), march." That was the form of the orders in the book. Campbell learned these by heart, parentheses and all. He even committed the explanatory notes to memory. He was mas ter of that book of tactics and military life began to take on a roseate hue in his eyes. One day the colonel called the men out for drill and told Campbell he could try his hand at giving orders if he wished. Campbell "wished," and immediately took the posi tion opposite the head of his column, which the book had told him was the proper thing to do. Then he swelled his chest a trifle, and with a blush of pride called out: "Forward, column, right or left, as the case may be, march." The column prepared to turn right as that word was utttered, but when "left as the case may be'' reached the ears of the men they stood stock still. Then, as the situation explained itself, a hearty laugh went all along the line. The colonel quieted the commotion, walked over to the recruit, and made a few earnest remarks in Campbell's ears. Campbell is still a private, and is content to hide his light under a bushel.—Chicago •Journal. SHE KNEW HIM. Mr. nilmber'H Wife Vni Xot Afraid of II 1M GolnK to the Front and llelnK Killed. Blimber thought he would test his wife's affection. "My dear," he said, as he looked over the paper at her, "in the event of war it becomes the duty of every patriotic citizen to take up arms for his country." "I suppose so," said Mrs. Blimber, calmly. Mr. Blimber felt a little irritated. "Do you know what that means?" he somewhat sharpiv inquired. "I think 1 do," said Mrs. B . "It means hardships, and deadly dangers, and perhaps death." "Yes," said Mrs. Blimber. "It means sleeping in the open fields and in malarious swamps." "Yes," said Mrs. Blimber. "It means long forced marches, and wild forays, and desperate charges, and ambus cades, and—and—other things." "Yes," said Mrs. Blimber. "It means hospitals, and stretchers, and amputations." "Yes," said Mrs. Blimber. "It means fatal fevers and ghastly chills." "Yes," said Mis. Blimber. "It means—say. Airs. Blimber, have you any heart? Do you mean to sit there and hear me tell about these frightful contin gencies without expressing the least regrets! Do you want me togo to war and get killed? Do you want me to be exposed to a thousand mishaps by field and flood? What do you mean, anyway?" Mrs. Blimber went on with her fancy work. "Don t get excited, Joseph," she calmly remarked, "there isn't going to be any draft."—Cleveland Plain Dealer. <'llll*o mid Effect. Nickelby—All last week Ernest was shak ing for the drinks. Squeers—All this week he has been drink ing tor the shakes. —N. Y. Journal.