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W f? cff'-Seo our Window Display. j HUMMUS IS ins roiiiTics. There uro those who bollovo in an All Wise, and All Dhecting Provi dence who is working out his purposo in this world using nations and races as the instruments of His will. Hon. Joseph C. Sibley, Congress man from Pennsylvania, is undoubt edly one. of these and in a speech In Congress on February 1, 1000, ho closed a patrlotio und eloquent pleu on tho subject "The Policy of Kk panslon" with these words: History finds man Hrst in Asln, from which tho human family, have emigrated to tho westward until they havo circled tho globe and today tho new civilization clasps hands at Manila with tliu ancient. Muthor Ahlu, h o stund ut your threshold, Inu fur, Immemorial yore Vo left thee, ureat mother of nations, and now wo return to your door, tVe have circled tho seas und their Island. wo have found us now worlds In the main. Vi'e hnso found us ynunir hrldes In tho nllen tldcH; now wo come to our mother attain, AVe wandered through Aslns unnumbered, w o s ere mud w ith the f over to rouui; Hut the nen Hag that float itt Manila pro- claims Unit jour sons havo come home. They come with the wealth of their w under- Inn. they como In tho KlrenKth of their pride: Now, old mother, arise, lift up your dim eves, nnd behold jour stionK sons ut 5 our side There uro weeds In tho gulden of morning, thero uro mlldoH und eurth and docny, And join blind dujs uro dreurund your heuit hasKiown sere, In the yeus that our sons wcro uv ay, Hut lift sour old o oh to tho scn-swird, where the Hair of tho st Is discerned, lie i,li d may old motherof nutloiw -thosoiilh of the woild IiIin returned Thin mil toll lu our k'unU'iixof niornluif, thor Hill i-lc-unso ou of mlio und of feu, You -.hirl! hem tho jflud luuiihtor of eblldion, mi 1 -.hilt see the xlroiiK aims of youiuc men, Now sh iili'oinc b.iok to som tioiilois, iU--rir from our threshold bo spumed A new (t v shall nrlso in sour orient slilos the south of tlit stoild hu roturncd ! CLOTHIERS. tt - tfrtg - ttCFtttttFttttC - tFf - t' - WANT A j There's Always Plenty of Hot Water When- our system ot model n. open, sanitary pi umhiiig liaslietn int'iodiiii'd llverj ioli we undertake is done in the most thoi ough tnanner. Nothing is oeilook(d, nothing omitted. All work is done In ewpeits under intelligent superintendence, and all materials nie-llrst-cluss. We also carry eleetrie bells, anuuneiators, and electrical supplies. K, C, PLUMBING & SUPPLY CO,, N K Cor Squat e. Phono 05. EDITORIAL NOTES You voted for prosperity In 1800, and got It. Will joti now oto against it? Rkmi:mhi:h that In 1802 you voted for a change, and had no change lu jour pockets afterwards. Do you want to keep on doing busi ness theso next four years? That is tho vital issuo In this campaign. Ri:mi:miii:ii tliut in voting for can didates for tho legislature you are voting for United States Senator. Chairman Jones is ontfrMv ennti. dont of Mr. Bryan's eleetion. In fact, no is noany as comment or it as lie was in 181)11. Down in Labette county 11 prominent (armor was stricken dead while mak ing a Bryan speech? Is this an Aw ful Warning? Tub public debt shows a docreaso of $0,122,4:15 during tho lust month unother ovidonco thut this is not a Democratic administration. Tun English invested l,n Missouri mules and tho Boers invested in Mis sourl statesmanship. It uppnars that tho mulos accomplished something, Senatou Pnrrat, who" has been campaigning for two weeks in Colora do, roports that tho liopubllcans havo more than a lighting show to carrj that State, Mil. IIanna Is accused of conspir ing to injure Mr. Bryan by trying to bring about tho suttlomont of tho coal minors' striko. Contentment on the part of labor Is always a menueo to Bryunlsm. I Tun anthracite coal strike is ended, l the miners having won their battle. And tho Democratic leaders in forty -llvo states nro disgusted and angry, and linvii laid up another grudge, against MarkHanna. "Ir olected President would you pay tho obligations of the government in sliver?" That is the question that Hoosovelt has been asking Mr. Bryan ovory day for a weok, and ho hasn't been able yet to goad him into making a reply. Tui'itR are a number of men who hove gono on record as favoring Bry an because they make money by loan ing money and they frankly admit that they got higher Interest under Democratic administrations than un der Republicans. All over Kansas one sees adver tisements of "Bryan meetings" and tho banners of "Bryan and Brelden- thal" clubs, but nowhere is there a "Democratic" meetinir. or a "Brvan and Stevenson" olub. Isn't Mr. Stevenson running In Kansas? That all tho great powers have adopted tho policy of the American administration in dealing with tho perplexing Chinese question Is evl- denco of the wisdom which rules in our Statu Department and tho respect shown abroad for American opinions. Tin: Republicans of Linn county hao evidently got tired hearing tho empty boast tftat threo men ate chang ing to Bryan where ono is changing to McKlnley. They havo published an oiler to pay flO for proof of an, man who supported McKlnley four .tears ago and will support Hryanthis year, if the other fellows will pay $1 each for pi oof of changes tho other wa. Militarism presents an awful pios pect to Allen county. It means that ome tin ee, great, big, good nntuied Americans, with guns would patrol thU county. An army of 100,000 men moaiii ono soldier toeterj T,0 cltbens and Allen county has about 20,000 cltleus. Doesn't it disturb ottr slumber-i? Tlinti: is a Populist orator out In western Kansas who sa. lu his .peeche- that lAguinaldo is a hotter patiiot thun McKlnley. How proud n nan must be to belong to 11 party uliii'h llnds It necessary, in order to indicate its positiou, toexalt a blood- hlrsty bandit, a self-appointed dicta tor, an admitted traitor to at' least liree cause-, itbote the President of our own republic! Irtlu? private lottors from olllccrs serving in the Philippines could reach tho public thoie would bo no doutu of the fact that tho insurgents' prestti activity is caused entirely by thohopes they hao of Bryan's election. To say the least It is an unfortunate posi tion for a candidato to be placed in when his words and aowed policy 'ho hope and encourugoment to ho armed foes of hit own govern ment. All who had tho high privilege of tho (ii'qiiulntnm'0 and friendship of Brlnton W. Woodward, of Lawrence, will feol a sense of deep personal be reavement at ills dentil. A successful business man, a posltivo forco in any cause that enlisted his sympathy and support, a man of the keenest and most shrowdly analytical mind, his was at the sumo timo ono of tho sweet est, wholosomest spirits that ovormado tho earth brighter by lling in it, and tho friends who loved him will nover ceaso to miss him. No man who Is a friend of W. J. Bryan will ever collect and publish tho speeches which lie has mado in this campaign. They are on too low a plane, too full of false assertions, of wholesale misrepresentations, of un disguised appeal to class hatred and to tho disorderly element of society. Such tirades might bo expected from omo street-earner politician, but coming from tho mouth of a candidate or tho Presidency thoy cannot but utrprlso and humiliate tho right- hlnklng men, oven of Ills own party. Tiiu action of Kontueky's leglsla 'uro in ropoaling tho hated Goebol law, tho Democratic systom of con trolling elections which resulted In tho doath of its ituthorandnpopularcry fol ks ropoal, is typical Democrittlo jus tice. Tho law was ropoaled to catch tho popular applauso but was left On tho books until after tho vote shall bo counted for Bryan noxt month. It ro mlndsono of tho wit's quatrain on .Tamos Luno Allon's Kentucky story, "Tho reign of Law." Tho linos tun: The lelgu of Law, Well Allen, you'ro lucky; It's tho first timo it oor Italnod law in Kentucky. Hit VAX AN ARTFUL DOIKfKR. I'lunned In n Kulf of deep despair Ye wi etched sinner He Theso words wete Used by William Jennings Bryan in Ills remarks be fore tho Chicago Conference on Trusts on Sopt. Kl, 1801). Thoy are as appli cable to tho present story as when ho quoted them. Few Instances of artful dodging by men high in politics equal Bryan's Hop on tho trust question. A llttlo over a year ago he attended tho Chi cago Conference on Trusts. On Sept. 10, 1800, ho mado a speech. It is printed In full in the oftlcial record of tho debates published by the Chic Federation of Chicago, pages G72- r.8o. "Now tills is a conference. Wo havo not met horo to destioy the trusts." . So said Mr. Bryan in the course of his speech on Sept. l(i. Asuuredly so. There was nothing in Mr. Bryan's speech which looked toward destroying all trusts. Ho merely proposed regulation. With that end in view he aihocated substantially the same policy that was proposed in Congress a fow months later by Jtho Republicans, to-wlt: Strengthening tho federal power over trusts. He said: "The gentleman suggests that it is a dilllcult thing to get two-thirds of both houses to favor such an amendment. That is true; it is a dlnloult thing, but If tho people want to destroy tho trusts they can control two-thirds of both houses and three-fourths of tho stsitos. But what is tho nlternathe? Sit down and do nothing?" Tho principal change desired by Bryan at that time was presented by him in theso words: "That tho federal governmenthas.or should have, tho tight to impose such lestrlctions as Congress may think necessary upon every corpora tion which does business outsldo of tho State in which it was or ganized." No destruction there. Mr. Bryan said later: "l am not sure that the Constitution would prohibit such an act of Congress as I suggest." Not iKtrUu even of the power to tegulate. The Republicans, however, woroRitro that there was no such authority in the Constitution, and that without it no ellertlvo law could bepassed. They proposed, theieforo, to amend the Constitution that the pioiso thing pretendedly favored by Mr. Bryan might be done, not in an uncertain or doubtful way, with oterything un settled until 11 case could be carried to the Supteme Couit, hip by building on a -olid basis from the beginning. Then the Bry unites In Congresscast an almost solid vote against tho Republi can proposition and defeated it. And oer since then Bryan has wriggled and twisted and tried, by loud general clamor about trusts, to get away from his own record. But he cannot squirm away from It. William Jennings Bryan must toust on tho spit of his own contriving. Never was a man more llagrantly in consistent than Bryan has been on tho trust question. Ho does not oat ills own words; ho bolts them wholo with out even trying to chow them. Ofu truth it may bo said: I'lunijcd In u HUlf of deep desp ilr The retched sinner lies AS TO THK FARMERS Tho Democratic spoil-binders do not attempt to deny that tho farmors arc getting good prices for tlioir products, but thoy try to muko them beliove that thoy aroworso oil than thoy were bo foro for the reason that thoy have to pay more for tho things thoy havo to buy. Well, it would bo a nlco tiling for all of us if some scheme could bo de vised by which tho price of tho things wo havo to soli could bo pushed away up while tho price of what wo have to buy could bo kopt away down; but cun anybody flgurooutsuch a schemo? As a matter of fact thoavorago price of tho goods tho furinor buys have not advanced In anything like tho samo rutio, as bus tho avorago price of tho products ho has to sell. He can get a better suit of clothes for tho samo money than ho could havo got four years ugo. Tho avorugo price at ills dry-goods und groceries lias advanced but a trille, Ills wagons and farm Implemont' may cast him a llttlo more In monoy; but lot him llguretho cost In cornor wheat or llax, or hogs, or cattle, or horsos, and ho will Unci that theso products will buy him it great deal njore of anything ho wants to uso than thoy would havo bought him four yours ago. And then let him llguto liojv much 111010 debts his pro ducts will pay now thun thoy would' when McKlnlov was o'lected and how much less he lias to sell In order to meet his interest charges. But tho fundamental fallacy of tho Democratic argument lies in Its ignor ing of the fact that tho farmer has so much more to sell than ho has to buy. Suppose that a farmer miitkets 2,000 worth of stock during tho year, and suppose that the living of Ills family costs $1,000, certainly a liberal esti mate. If lie gets 20 per cent more (ot itis products he can p- 20 per cent raorofor his living and still bo $200 ahead of what ho would havo been if thero had been no advance in either his products or his living. Now as a matter of fact the averairo mice of ton of tho leading (arm products o( Kan sas lias advanced 4,i per cent during tho past (our years, while the averairo cost o( living has advanced but 27 per cent. The net gain, therefore, to tho furmer who sells ;$2,000 worth and buys $1,000 worth, would bo W.'IO. But the farmers of Kansas aro the best judges as to the question whether they have prollted by the genoral ad vance In prices during the past four years. They know whether it lias been easier for them to make a living, to pay their debts and to accumulate a surplus under this administration than it was under the last. The Heq istkk may bo mistaken but It (ancles that the men who aro going about trying to persuade them that thev aro worso oil than thoy were (our enrs ago havo a discouraging and up-hill job. DEMOCRATIC CONTORTIONISTS The fact has been it-marked upon that tho Democr.its quote Lincoln so fervidly this year, a thing they hue neer done before, and seem unable to 11 nil a single Denioctat of the sixties whom they aro proud of. And it is astonishing how glibly they do It, so glibly that one would suppose Lincoln had been a llfe-lontr Democrat, n leader and a hero of his portv In life. Tho Sallna Union after assuming for Democracy all the heroic virtues of the martyred president, tries to fancy (i likeness in W. J. Brvan. The Union accuses McKlnley of every crime and intended crime, just as the Union's literary ancestors accused Lin coln, and it lias tho magnillcont Igall to calmly say that in "America none stood so high as did Abraham Lin coln In the estimation of friend and foe. His honesty wnsneverquostioned, his great lout for the common people lienor doubted." After rending that Democratic esti mate of Lincoln in 1000 lot Us see what tho Democrats in they ear 1MU thought, at tho time tho country was In peril and lhe Prosidont in need of sympathy and help, At n Democratic meeting in the city of New York. September 1, ls(U, the following 1 evolution was adopted; Iti'solM-d That tho administration of Abraham Lincoln, by lu linbccllltj In the conduct of the ,ir and Its ruinous llnun, clal pullcj has forfeited theconlldcnceand icspect of the IomiI slates, It has usuiped power not urunted by the constitution, has endeu sored to render tho executive, aided by tho military, superior to the lei! Matlse nnd Judicial branches of the tro ennncnt. and It hasnssumed to destroy life unit conllscute property by unconstltu. tlonut proclamations, It has caused the arrest und Impeachment of persons with out warrant or due process of law It has violated the rlitht ofasjlumby surrender Ini! to 11 despotic pow er persons entitled to protection under the law of nations, and by Its (tciierul conduct of publlo nffulrs nnd Its notorious extras aifiinee und cor ruption In escrs dep-mment of the Kosein nicnt, huscieatedun enormous debt lm (MlriiiK the credit of the n itlon and serious, ly diminishing the resouices and hupplncss of oery cltb-en. The party which impugned Lincoln's uiothes in 1&04 Is praising him today because ho heeded them not. It is reasonable to suppose that tho party which is impugning tho motives -of William McKlnley today willbo glad lu tlioir hearts twenty years henco that their will was not permitted to be done. PROPHECY ANDIUSTORY. Senator Sherman, on June 5,1890, said that It would require M2,0CO.OCO Increased circulation each scar to keep pace with the population. What pros Won has the Hepubllcun party made for tho supply of money that we need? Nona whatover? Hryan's speech at Greensboro, N.O. At tho date of this assertion by Mr. Bryan, August 1,180(1, tho monoy in circulation in tho United States was, according to tho olllclal roports of the Treasury department, $1,514,00.1.142, which $-184,087,42.1 was gold coin and ccrtillcatos. On August 1, 1000, just four years after that date, tho amount of monoy lu circulation in tho United States svas $2.037,:t.-).'l,408, of which $820,1)51,517 was gold coin and cortllicates, showing an inuroaso In circulation umlor Re publican legislation, then on tho statute books and recently strength ened, ef $572,450,2i!(l In total circula tion and $:I45,:!II4,0!4 in gold ulono or nn avorago increase of $14:1,000,000, per milium In 'otul circulation, and of $MI,000,000 In gold coin and cor llllcates, Any lOKlslatlou wiilcu lessens tho world s Mock of standard money, Incroases the -chaiiKeiiblc salue of the dollni therefore, the crusjdc aimlnst sllscr must inevitably raise the purchus.nv power of money and lower the mi lies- s nine of all other forms of pioperts Drjuns Mudlson Scpjure einiden speech, nuueptlnc nomination What Mr. Bryan tetms "lltecrusadw against silver" has continued since mm. .lapan, wlth40,000,000populationt has adopted tho gold standard, a havo also Russia, with 12.),000,000 population and India with 300,000)00. Yet, Instead of the "money value of all other forms of property" being lowered, there has been a general in crease, nota'bly in tho United Stalest Tho value of sheep in tho United. States in 1800 was $()j,107,7:J0 and on January 1, llM)0.$122.GG.'i.13. nrdmilil the value at the date of Mr. Bryan's annonncement. that "the erusn,i against silver must lower tho money value of all other forms o( property." xaKing into consideration nl fn.rm animals, thoir valuo In 1800 was $1,- J7,jti,()34, and on Januurv 1. 1IWK). $2,212,750,578, a iralu o( nraetlnallv $.')00,()00,000 in value o( tho animals on farms elurlng tho so called crusade against silver. When tho joint resolution propos lug an amendment to tho Constitution for the regulation and control of trusts und monopolies was introduced InCongiess and a vote was taken on June 1 last, thero were 140 Republicans voted "yea" and l."l() Democrats voted "nay." Tho it-solution wits intended to gho Congress the power which the supiemo court had decided rested sole ly w ith tho several states. Tho reso lution provided: Section 1. All powers conferred by this article shall extend to tho seseral States, tho Terri tories, tho District tif Columbia, anil all territory under the sovereignty und subject to tho jurisdiction of tho United States. Section 2. Congress shall huso power to regulate, deline, prohibit or dlssoho trusts, monopo lies or combinations, whether existing in tho form of a corporation or otiicr w Ise. Tho several states may continue to exercise such power in any manner not lu conllict with tho United States Section I!. Congress shall havo power to enforce tho precision of this at tide by appiopnnte" legislation. And Hon. J. D Rowersock, whom the Republi cans intend to send hack to Congress fiom this district soted "ujoj1 on that resolution. Inter-Ocean: Who aie the men whom Mr. Bryan would necessarily call to assUt him in tho gieat business of got eminent:' "These men and all their associates," as James II. IVkels said in a iccent speech, "who writo the platforms, map out the policies, and control the action of tho Demo cratic party today aro men who know no calling but politics und contribute nothing to thesupport of their fellows." Thoy aro Altgeld, who wrecked tho business of the stato of Illinois; Jones, a perennial olllce-holder; Croker, the head of New York's corrupt machine: Tlllmun, Weaver, Tow no, and all that tribe, who (or years havo labored only with their mouths. "Denuded o( every leader o( thought, sagacity and high political principle" to such u pass has tho Bryanled Democracy como. "Like master llko men," (or when in all his life has Mr. Bryan made ono singlo contribution to tho advancement of t.is country? And to such a party, dominated by parasites upon the body politic, led by mon who havo noser done anything but talk, tho American people aro asked' to trust their destinies and their high est intoiests. Tho American people havo not yet taken leave of their senses. Thoy judge iMr. Bryan by tho company ho drasvs about him, and thoy find him condemned by tho char acter of his friends. Fusion politics is in a vory inter esting stato out in tho Sixth district whero there Is it Populist and a Demo cratic nomlnco for Congross. Mr. Dykes, tho Populist, recently recoived a S3t of resolutions from tho Populist county commltteo of Rooks county asking him to svithdraw. And tho other day Tttlly Scott, tho Democrat, wrote to some of his Democratic friends in an adjoining county to bill him for a meeting, und thoy sont his bills back and wrote him that thoy didn't want him thcrd as thoy dldn t approvo of his course in staying on tho ticket. And thut is what partleB como to when they roprcsont nothing but 11 conspiracy for spoils. Strikes occur uiidor all administra tions, but under Republican adminis trations tho strlkos aro for higher wages and tho mon usually got tho In crease demanded. But under Demo cratic administrations the fitrlUos nio against leductlon of svages, and tho ssorklng men usuully have to utcoil tl e roJuction. l ') 11 -. rCV.- sr--.