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By ELI D. AKE. IRON TON. - MISSOURI ANOTHER AGITATOR. SEARCH FOR NEGRO HIS FLYING MACHINE. ADDCCT in Din Efforts are being made In London to further the emigration of llrltish wom en to South Africa. Mm. Jeanne Marnl has Just won the Chauchard prize given by the Societe des Gens de Leltres of France. Alfred Sodermau of Worcester xfass.. has succeeded In growing po tatoes and tomatoes on the came vine. The schools of Louden are to have foghoras, but not, it may be, as a symbol ul the pedagogy of old Eng land. It is proposed to build a medical col lege at Luekuow as a memorial of the visit of the prince of Wales in 1905, lit a ceet of $1,250,000. One point in favor of the direct oire Kown is the fact that it could not pos sibly be as bad as some of this imag inative artists picture it. Sweden is sending to the Vnited States for some of her sons who have forsaken her and have made a success of careen in this country. In oriel- to keep up the supply of billiard balls several hundred ele phants have to be killed every year. Ililliards is an expensive game. Japan's new prime minister says his one aim will be to preserve the world's peace, but thus far he has not ordered the Japanese navy to sink itself. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., have a second son. The outlook for that youngster is brighter than it Is for the scond son of the king of Spain. Tito Pan-American idea continues to find favor. The president has ap pointed nine delegates to the Pan American scientific congress, to be held in Santiago, Chile, in December. A Wilkesbarre Judge has an nounced that debts for sheath gowns are uncollectable in his court. It Is a poor style that cannot chronicle its own pecu'iur foolishness at the start-off. Wu Ting-Fang has eight ancient rules which assure a person that he can live for 200 years. The rules must be the limit of unbearableness, or somebody would have tested them by this lime. A co-educational college in Ohio is reported to have been responsible for 10,000 weddings during its career of 50 years. This looks as if the co-educational system is not as bad as some persons say it is. , Tests of reinforced concrete barges and pontoons have been conducted by the Italian government since 1S97, and the results have been so gratifying that several more of the strange con structions have been ordered. Tho English papers have combined to boycott the word suffragette. They discovered that its use was no assur ance that a circulation solicitor wouldn't get a panful of dishwater where he had been counting on a kind ly welcome. John Ruskln proposed old-age pen sions more than 50 years ago. In his lectures at Manchester in 1857 on "The Political Economy of Art" he pleaded for pensions to "soldiers of the plowshare as well as soldiers of the sword." A Chicago professor predicts that English will be among the dead lan guages in the year 4000. However, when it Is considered that the lan guage has been pretty well used and abused without showing the wear most persons are sanguine enough to hope that It will live a little longer. Who denies that the world Is grow ing better? asks the Omaha Bee, A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison at Goldfield, Nev., for selling fake mining stock. Life is go ing to lose some of Us attractiveness in tho west If it Is made a crime to fleece a tenderfoot by the mining stock game. One want begets another. The harvest is uncommonly big this year, and the demand for agricultural imple ments is on a corresponding scale. In some quarters the announcement is that all records have been broken. Such activity means busy times and lots ot work in the manufactories of mowers and reapers and other up-to-date machinery for farmers. "Vodka" bottles in Russia carry the Imperial eagle on the labels the "vodka" trade is a government mo nopoly but a commission of the Duma, appointed to consider the drink evil, has lately recommended that the eagle be removed from the label, and a skull and crossbones be put in its place, with appropriate warningB against the use of the poison. It looks as though the potato bug, like the elm tree beetle, the cotton boll weevil and the wicked flea, which have on their backs lesser critters to bite 'era, Is going to get his. Farmers in Maine, which Is a big potato state, are rejoicing over the alleged dis covery of a parasite which is exter minating the potato bug. That In sect has been for many years one of the scourges of the country, Infest ing evory region where tubers are raised. If the parasite proves to be all that is claimed the days of the po tato bug are numbered. . Another proof of the growing lm. portance of Interior waterways. Traf fic on the Missouri river has so in creased that larger steamboats and juore of them are demanded to meet requirements. The Missouri is a mighty stream, 3,000 miles long, though the tortuous course and uncertain depth, with fiuctsatlng currents, make navi gation difficult and dangerous. Never theless there are long stretches where boats of considerable draft can be em ployed, and witlr water transportation for a large portion of the products of a tig region the gaffe would be .great. 76 PERISH IN A MINE RESCUERS FIGHT FLAMES AND GASES TO RECOVER BODIES. FRENZIED MOB AT SHAFT Relatives, Grief Stricken, Keep an Ail-Night Vigil in Vain Hope. Wigan. England After ;he re covery Wednesday of the 20 burned and mutilated bodies from the May Pole colliery, where an explosion oc curred Tuesday evening, flame? drove the rescuers back, with 50 or CO bodies itill unrecovered. Heroic efforts are now being made to subdue the flames so that tho reseu ng party can re-enter the wrecked mine, but there is no hope of jlndlng any of the entombed men alive. The rescuers are working against fearful odds and at risk of losing their own lives in the flames and gases that fill the mine. The men are equipped with an oxygen apparatus. Many were overcome by the fumes and brought to the top of the mine un conscious. Eighty men were in the mine when the explosion occurred find only four escaped. Most of the bodies recovered are either headless or limb less, showing the terrific force of the explosion. Many mine ponies were dismembered. A frenzied and grief stricken mob, after an all night vigil, is still hover ing near the shaft, vainly hoping that some of the entombed miners may yet be alive. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. POSSE SAVES NEGROES. Blacks Accused of Dynamiting Ala bama Home Roughly Handled. Birmingham, Ala. Only Ihe pres ence of a big posse of deputies prevented the lynching Wednesday of two negro strikers who were arrested at Pratt City for dynamiting the house of Thomas Duggan, a prominent mine official. The dynamite was thrown against a window inside of which Duggan's two daughters were sleeping. They barely escaped death and were badly cut by flying glass and splinters of the win dow frame. The house of a negro miner, which stood nearby, was com pletely wrecked. MOUNTAIN TOWNS IN PERIL. Forest Fires in British Columbia Drive Refugees to Cities. Cranbrook, B. C. Fear is grow ing that the great calamity of Elk Valley will be repeated in this section any moment on account of increasing forest fires in all direc tions. The sky Is obscured by smoke and the roar of flames coming from the neighboring hills drownB all other sounds. Klberly, Moyer and other small mountain towns are fighting for their very existence. Refugees are Hocking to this city from the surround ing fire zone. Prayers Win Election, Neosho, Mo. Prohibition won in Tuesday's local option city elec tion by 55 majority. A continu ous prayer meeting from 5 a. m. until 7 p. m. and the ringing of church bells at two-hour intervals were features of the fight made by the temperance ad vocates. Child Refuses to Wed; Slain. Altus, Okla. Alice Carter, 11 years old, refused to marry Charles Fisher, a farm hand, against her parents' wishes, whereupon he drew a revolver and shot and Instantly killed her and then committed suicide. , Fund for Radium Research. Vienna A friend of learning, who wishes to remain anonymous, has ot tered the sum of $10,000 to the Vi enna Imperial academy of science fd 1 the establishment of a great Institute for radium research. Clopk Weight Kills a Doctor. Columbus, Miss. Dr. A. C. Halbert, one ot the best-known citizens of Columbus, was killed the other after noon when a weight fell from the clock in the courthouse and struck him on the head, killing him Instantly. Auto's Plunge Kililt One. Buffalo, ff. Y. One man was killed and two were injured, one possibly fatally, when a speeding automobile dashed over an embankment in Dela ware Park and into an abandoned i je quarry. JAP HELD ON PRETENSE. Is Suspected of Seeking Secret of Manufacturing Projectiles. Pittsburg, Pa. Sam Flue, a Jap anese, stylishly dressed, showing evidence of wealth and apparently educated, was lodged In jail here Wednesday night, charged with tres passing on railroad property. He Is held in default of bail. It is intimated the trespass charge is merely made to nold Flu pending investigation of a suspicion that as a representative of the Japanese government he has been seeking the secrets of the manufact ure of projectiles at the plant of the Firth-Sterling Steel Co., near Mc Keesport. When arrested he is said to have told the railroad detective that he Vas employed at that plant. The officials of the plant say no such person Is known to the company and. if he worked there it was in dis guise. Nebraska Corn Crops Assured. Lincoln, Neb. A heavy rain that covered practically every section of Nebraska fell late Tuesday night and Wednesday. Railroad men aud crop experts say it is all that was needed to assure a corn crop. In some sections the- rain was heavier than desired. At Culberson there was a flood and Burlington tracks were washed out. At Strong and Axtell hall fell, but little damage was done. Auto Takes to Water. Mlnot, N. D. William H. W'in ney and John Ginsberg were speed ing in Mr. Wlnney's touring auto mobile along the Mouse river Wednes day, when the steering gear of the car became unmanageable and the machine headed for the -iO-foot em bankment of the river. Both men jumped just in time to escape being carried over with the machine. The automobile went to the bottom of the river. Irregularities in Cuba Schools. Havana, Cuba In consequence of the discovery of extensive Irregu larities in the department of public Instruction, of which Lincoln de Zayas is superintendent, Lieut. Col. Bullard has been appointed surveyor and ordered to institute a rigid investi gation. It Is alleged by the officials ot provisional government that the payrolls have been padded and ex orbitant amounts charged for the rent of the public schools. Ruef Held on Bribe Charge. San Francisco, Cal. After a pre liminary examination, the longest in the history of the local police court, which consumed C7 days, Abra ham Ruef, former political boss in this city, was Wednesday held by Judge Cabinlss for trial In the superior court upon a' charge of bribing former Su pervisor J. J. Fuerey to vote for an electric street railway franchise. Bail was fixed at $3,000, which was prompt ly furnished. Goodrich, Senior Rear Admiral. Washington, D. C The retire ment of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans placed Rear Admiral Casper E. Goodrich, commandant of the navy yard at New York, at the head of the active list of rear admirals of the navy. Admiral Goodrich will be re tired in January next. Indiana Miners' Strike Ends. Terre Haute, Ind. The strike in the bituminous coal field Is ended of ficially by the announcement that the Operators' association had agreed to the demands of the United Mine Workers of District No. 11, and 12, 000 miners are at work. Child Choked By Olive Seed. Sharon, Pa. While eating olives, Mildred, the 10-year-old daughter of Stephen Evans, was choked to death by one of the seeds lodging In her throat. Big Lumber Mills Burn. Wilmington, Vt The Mountain Mills, owned by the Deerfleld Lumber Co., " were destroyed by fire. Three tenement houses, all of the store houses of the lumber company and nine lumber-laden freight cars were also burned. Child Drowns in a Tub. Parkersburg, W. Va. The 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cales was drowned when she tell into a tub of water In which she had been playing. 1 HOUSEWIFE KNOCKED DOWN WHILE HUSBAND IS ABSENT. TIN BOX AND $30 IS MISSING Mrs. Kennedy Fails to Identify Negro Suspect Arrested and He It Released. St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. James Ken nedy of Dwyer, St. Louis county, who was knocked down and assaulted by a negro in her home, went to Clay ton Friday and said that William Clemens, a Klrkwood negro locked up there as a suspect, was not her assail ant. Clemens then was reelased. She said the negro who followed her Into her home as she returned from a visit to St. Louis Thursday night was heavy set, copper colored, weighed about 180 pounds and wore a dark blue suit and a straw hat. Dwyer Is on the Danny road, four miles west of Clayton. The Kennedys live In a farm house and the husband was away from home the early part of Thursdy evening. Was Expecting Husband. Mrs. Kennedy, who is 25 years old and of frail physique, was in St. Louis Thursday afternoon with her baby. She took a train on the Creve Coeur division of the Missouri Pacific, ex pecting her husband to get on the train at Benton station, in the city. Kennedy failed to board the train, and Mrs. Kennedy got off. at Emerson station, which is a short distance from her home. Sho had to carry her baby so left two baskets at the station, and returned there to get them, leaving her baby at the house. It was after her return that the negro entered the Souse and attacked her. TROOPS LEAVE SPRINGFIELD. Only One Regiment Remains Grand Jury Indicts Two. Springfield, 111. Only one regi ment, the Seventh, remains in Springfield Friday. The First Cavalry departed Friday morning. The city Is quiet and business Is fust resuming normal conditions. Mrs. Kate Howard, who was indict ed Thursday on four counts and her bond fixed at $10,000, Friday was able to give ball and has been released. Abe Rehmer cannot give bond as he is indicted for murder. The coroner's jury Friday morning decided to exhume the body of Louis Johnson, the first killed in the riots. His body was found in Loper's base ment, but there has always been a dispute whether he died of Bhotgun wounds or from cuts from glass. It is announced that the grand jury is not yet through with Mrs. Howard, but that many other Indictments are to be returned against both of them Oklahoma Banks Denationalizing. Guthrie, Okla. Eight national banks in Oklahoma have an nounced that they will denationalize and become state banks to enable them to take advantage of the state banking guaranty law. The comptrol ler of the currency has notified all na tional banks in Oklahoma that they may not operate under this law. One national bank has announced that it will orgaize a savings bank under the guaranty law, thereby enjoying the prestige of both a national and a state bank. Catcher Bushong Dead. New York Dr. Albert J. Bush ong, famous as a baseball catch er when a member Of the St. Louis Browns and the Brooklyn teams, died at his home in Brooklyn late Thursday afternoon. Bushong was born In Philadelphia 52 years ago and in the 80's vied with "King" Kelly for first honors as a backstop. He retired from baseball in 1900, taking up dentistry. Newest in Campaign Speeches, Washington, D. C. Canned ora tory was used for the first time In the presidential campaign at a meeting here Thursday night by the District of Columbia Demooratlc association. William J. Bryan's voice was repro duced by graphophone in a disserta tion on publicity in campaign contribu tions and the election of United States senators by direct vote. Seventy-Six Miners Perished. " Wigan It 1b now known that 7C miners have perished In the ex plosion and the fire that followed It in the Maypole mine. Finding that it would be Impossible to recover the bodies still In the pit, the fire having taken stich a firm hold, the directors Thursday night decided to flood the mine. Mrs. Hayes Acquitted. Centralia, 111. Mrs. Virginia B. Hayes, charged with attempting to poison Elmer Riley, her son-in-law, by putting poison in his lunch, was acquitted Thursday. Pension Vouchers Carried Free, Washington Hereafter all pension ers will be alldwed the free use of the mals to return their pension vouchers, as the result of an order is sued by Postmaster General Meyer, amending the postal regulations. Morocco's Sultan Prisoner, Tangier It is reported here that the army of Abd-El-Aziz, sultan of Mo rocco, has been routed by the forces of his brother, Mulal Hand, 60 miles from Morocco City, and that the sul tan has been taken prisoner. Memphis Hat a $100,000 Fire. Memphis, Tenn. Fire gutted tho Rowena building on Main street, near Washington, occupied by J. C. Adklns & Co., hardware. Tho estimated loss is $100,000. Braun's hotel, adjoining, Buffered a small loss. Japt Rebel Against Taxes. San Francisco I. K. Friedman, the Chicago author, who arrived here from Japan, predicts a revolution in that country. Heavy taxation, he says, is spreading a spirit of revolt among the people. CHICAGO STEAL THEFT HAS BAFFLED SECRET SERVICE MEN FOR YEAR AND A HALF. SUB-TREASURY LOST $173,QC0 Friend Declares George W. Fitzgerald, Now In Custody, Is Innocent. Was Formerly an Employe. Chicago The mystery of the theft of $173,000 from the United States subtreasury a year and a half ago, one of the largest losses the government has ever suffered in this manner, 18 believed to have been solved by the arrest' Sunday of George W. Fitzger ald. Others are believed to have been implicated in the crime, which for months completely baffled government secret service men. Fitzgerald was an assorting teller under Assistant United States Treas urer William Boldenweck. Suspicion at the time of the theft, Feb. 20, 1907, rested on him, but so plausible was his story and so intense his apparent interest in discovering the real culprit that Interest ceased to center in him. Much work was done on the theory that the crime had been perpetrated by a negro. Bills of Large Denomination. Meanwhile Fitzgerald was dis charged from the government employ for culpable negligence in allowing such a theft to be consummated un der his eyes. The money stolen had been used and was tied in packages, some of which having been marked for destruction at Washington. Any of them would reudily havo passed anywhere except for their large de uominafions. None of the bills was under $500 and some were of the $1, 000 and $5,000 denominations, tho $1, 000 ones predominating. Meanwhile Herber t F. Young, a for mer Chicago newspaper reporter and now head of the Young Secret Service agency, became interested in the case, at first without official connection, but later as the agent of Mr. Boldenweck. It had not been Intended to arrest Fitzgerald at this time, as further evi dence was not only wanted against him, but developments were expected which would conclusively involve oth ers. However, it is stated those under suspicion had obtained an inkling that untoward developments were go ing forward aud It was deemed best to lose no time in making an arrest. The case being one properly under federal jurisdiction, a United States judge was first sought, but none could be found. Assistant State's Attorney Barbour was next approached, and shortly after midnight Sunday morn ing Judge Chetlain at his home issued a bench warrant for the arrest ot Fitzgerald on the charge of larceny of $173,000 from the government vaults. COULD HAVE FIRED SHOT. Physicians Find Stein Suicide Was Not an Impossibility. Des Moines, Iowa Morris 11. P. Stein, the young Des Moines man who was mysteriously Hilled at Lou donvllle, O., a week ftgo last Friday, could have fired the shot which ended his life, In tho opinion of three Des Moines physicians, who Sunday morn ing made a post-mortem examination of Stein's body. Should the autopsy over the body of Miss Porter at Loudonville reveal that the same caliber bulleta caused her death, it will be settled beyond ques tion that the same gun was used In the killing of both. Three chambers of the revolver found near the bodies were empty. It is probable that should Mrs. Stein and Mrs. Mayard be tried at Loudonville for the murder, the por tions of the dead man's anatomy would be taken there and used in the case. Has Spoken In Six States. Eau Claire, Wls.-E. W. Cha fln, Prohibition candidate for tho presidency, -and W. D. Cox, nominee for governor of Wisconsin on the Pro-' hibitlon ticket, Sunday spoke here to 4,000 people. Chafin left for Minne apolis Sunday night, where he will deliver five speeches Monday. Chafin Sunday said that ho had spoken in six states already and Intended to cover the remaining states before Novem ber. New Monetary System in China. London, Eng. A dispatch from Shanghai to the Morning Post says that It is reported that China has de cided to adopt the Japanese monetary system. . World's Fair for Brussels. Brussels An international and uni versal exhibition is to take place in , Brussels In 1910. The British, French, German, Italian and American gov ernments have announced thnt they will take an active share in It. Prisoner Jumps from Train. Memphis, Tenn.-C. H. Doyle, charged with passing $25,000 in checks In 60 different cities, and who was be ing taken from Sherman, Tox., to Chattanooga, Term., escaped by jump ing from a Rock Island train. Brewer Poth Will Recover. Trenton, N. J. Frank Poth, the millionaire brewer of Philadelphia, who was stricken Hi at a hotel In this city a few days ago while here on a business trip, has been removed by his physician to bis borne. "Ik Marvel" Critically III. New Haven, Conn. Donald N O. Mitchell, known in the literary world at "Ik Marvel," Is critically 111 at the fine old mansion he has occupied here for E0 years, and his physicians be lieve he is near the onri A VOTE FOR TRUSTS IS EVERY BALLOT CAST FOR RE PUBLICAN PRESIDENT. Higher Tariff Rates Assured if Pres ent Party Is Continued in Power, and Protected Monopoliet Will Continue to Rob. Tariff protection nas been imposed upon the American people by a set of political charlatans working under the guise of Republicanism. Protection ism has had a fair trial and has at last broken down of its own weight. The Republican party that became obsessed by this devil of greed has gone so far as to declare that protec tion produces prosperity, and yet the words were hardly out of its mouth before tariff protection was helping to produce the causes that culminated in a panic from which the country it still Buffering. There is no true principle or science in protection, but it stands for that In fernal Republican doctrine that the few shall profit at the expense of the many. Under protectionism the manu facturing class is subsidized at the ex pense of other classics, and very naturally begot monopolies which we call trusts. Foreign competition is warded off by high import duties, so that instead of the government col lecting all the tariff taxes most of the tariff taxes are collected by the trusts, for the less imports there are the more the trusts are able to collect by Increasing the price of their products to what the price of imported prod ucts would be. Still, Bome of the trusts are not sat isfied and want higher rates of duty, because some people are so unpatri otic that they will buy imported goods. So the Republican platform has declared for a maximum tariff un der which the rate will be bo high as to be absolutely prohibitive and pre vent any Importation of manufactured goods. With such a promise of complete monopoly of the home market, no wonder the trusts' stocks are selling higher in Wall street, although under the present panic conditions they are doing but 75 per cent., or less, of normal business. To deceive the voters and those who speculate in stocks, the trust managers are trying to appear prosperous. Sunshine clubs are busy, through their press bureau, publishing statements of works starting up, more men being hired and goods being sold, but after all these efforts, business still drags, for high trust prices con tinue. The trusts control the markets and plunder the people at their own will, for competition is dead, protec tionism has killed it. The price for this tariff protection will be paid by the trusts in cam paign contributions. If the Republicans win at the com ing election the trusts will receive their reward In greater protection. If the Democrats succeed the tariff will be revised and the trusts will be com pelled to reduce prices, which will lead to greater consumption and eventually much more prosperity than ever known before. For it must be remembered that tariff taxes are an embargo on business and by raising prices prevent the people from buy ing, for a man cannot spend more money than he earns. The Republican idea that high prices of manufactured products pro duce prosperity to anyone except tho trusts or manufacturers, is so absurd that it is a wonder that any voter is deceived by it. For instance, less than one out of a hundred people are able to wear or use woolen goods, be cause tho price is too high. They have Wall Street and Politics. The steel trust is reported to have but 56 per cent, of the capacity of its plants producing, and yet the shares are constantly enhancing in price in Wall street. The steel trust common stock dividend for the last quarter was one-half of one per cent, or at the rate of two per cent, per annum. The stock is now quoted at 45, so It pays a little over four per cent., but whether thnt dividend Is now being earned Is very doubtful. The price of steel has been cut, but wages are the same, so that the profits must show a large decrease from last year, with not much over 50 per cent, of the business. Why does the steel stock advance so greatly under such circum stances? It must be caused by ma pure and simple, and that must be influenced by something that la expected to happen In the future. Is it the promise of the Republican lead ers that the tariff which protects the steel trust from foreign competition Is to be increased. Instead of revised 'ownward? Or will wages be put down "after election," so that tho trust can i av I nor dividends? to be satisfied with mercerized cotton and shoddy, -with just enough wool, in some cases, to deceive the eyes of the buyers. Every one would like to use. when winter comes, clothes made of "all wool and a yard wide," but the tariff-protected woolen trust la pro tected by the tariff in not only being able to put down the price of woel, to the farmer, but to keep up the price of Its products to the consumers. The beef trust has been reducing the price, of cattle and sheep and put ting up the price of beef and matton, because it is protected by the tariff in so doing, and in spite of the so-called trust busting, the trust is still doing business at the old stand and hus a virtual monopoly of the buying Of cat tle and sheep and the sale of beef and mutton. And these things, and many others like them, are all done under the plundering system called protoetion, which Republicans declare is the cardinal principle of their party. PROVES NEED OF REFORM. Protective Tariff League Provides Argument for Democrats. The Protective Tariff league has is sued a bulletin asking the beneficiaries of the tariff to get to work at once on the "scientific facts" as to the cost of production in foreign countries, com pared with the cost of production la the United States. This evidence of cost is to be presented to the commit tee on ways and means to show that It would be ruination to the trusts and manufacturers to have their tariff pro tection reduced and be compelled to compete with foreign producers. The league has given its members a hard nut to crack, for the English, German and French manufacturers are not likely to furnish the secret of the cost ot producing their goods to their competitors here. The read ob ject of the league is to show that the foreign manufacturer can produce much cheaper than the America manufacturer can, because labor Is cheaper abroad than here. And the argument of the league is embalmed by the stand-patters in the Republican platform, which declares: "In all tariff legislation the true principle of protection Is best main tained by the imposition of such du ties as will equal the difference be tween the cost of production at home and abroad, together with a reason able profit to American industries." There is one serious stumbling block to putting this standpat theory of the differences in cost here and abroad into practical operation, and that is the well-known aversion of manufacturers to give away the secrets of their trade and expose their profits. Some of our manufacturers are declaring they must have more protection, for Instance the potters' trust, with headquarters at Trenton, N. J., is demanding higher tarrff rates on its products, and some Republican congressmen, including Speaker Can non, have promised it to them. Prob ably other trusts have been assured of greater tariff protection by the Re publican managers, if they aid lib erally with contributions to the cam paign fund. But how can the Republicans ex plain away the fact that many of th protected trusts are selling abroad cheaper than at home? To do that successfully the labor cost here must be even less than the labor cost abroad, brought about by Ihe use ot superior machinery and the more agile and competent American workmen. Tnat is the very best evidenee of the necessity of tariff reform, for why should not the American people have a chance at the bargain counter which the trusts and combines offer, as well as foreigners? . . There are other Instances of tho evident manipulation of the price of stocks in Wall street that have even less apparent reason for advancing just now. Is the job already put up for a general wage reduction "after election," also an increase of railroad rates? It certainly looks that way. There will be a "Bryan scam" due about September 15, and stocks may tumble, for the Republican managers will need something to frighten the corporations Into furnishing more boodle to finish the Job of "saving the country." Voters Vs. Tariff Baront. The truth is tbat stand patters have decreed the tariff shall not be dis turbed until they choose next year, or some other year, to make a Jew trifling "concessions" to public senti ment How does this comport with the ex pressions ot tariff reform sentiment throughout the nation? Are the wishes of constituents to be repre sented by the zero mark when tariff barons get the ear of congressmen. Chicago Journal (lnd.).