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WAS TOO SWIFT
The Republican Leader Knocks
Deeocratic Calculations Into
a Cocked Hat-His Big
Oily Elghteei liHocratle AUer-
ei Left to Tell the Ttle
ii tke City Gencil.
All of the Democratic Town
Tickets Were Snowed Un
der in the General
While tke Veten Oliichei lepakllcan
Vietery by Aleillii the Civil
Service Lite Tenre Act.
Gcorgo II. Swift, Hep
Frank Wenter, Dem
Hayurd Holmes, Peo
Arthur J. Hnssett, Pro. . . .
Kbenezer Wukeley, Foo.-SII
Swift's plurality -lU.WIO
Gcorgo It. Swift uiul tliu entire Itcpuh
Ik'iin ticket wn elected ut Chicago Tues
ilny by nn overwhelming niujorlty. With
tint exception of n few ulilcrinniiic can
didutcs, the ltepublicuii IuiiiIhIIiIo curried
everything bcfuro It.
Mr. Swift In SO your of ago ami a na
tive of Cincinnati. IIIh father wu a
house uud.lgn painter, uml .when thu boy
wo u year old tlm finally nioveil to Gu-
Icllil, 111., tlioro relllllllllllg until 111) WIIH
pretty well grown. Aftertiwhlle the Swifts
changed their residence for one la Chi
cago, anil Gcorgo uttemleil first tlio Skin
iter Hrboiil ami later for ono year thu Chi-
'iiko University. Ho illil not enter sdl
ties till 1877, when ho wiih elected ultler
inn ii from the Seventh Waril. Under
Mayor Itoehe ho wax innile Commissioner
of Public Works, anil iiiuler President
Gurlicld wiih a special treasury ugent. Ho
Iiiih Herreil threo or four term In the
Council altogether, beside tilling oat
Muyor llarrlKon'M unexpired term u chief
Tlio civil service net wiih adopted by
nlnuiHt a h large a voto an placed the can
dtdutc on thu HiiceeNHftll Hide, 101,'J50
yes, 58,080 no. The retiiriiH Hhoweil that
the mloillon of tlio law hml been consist
ently fought In hoiiio of the ward where
the political gangster Ih supreme.
Next to thu surprising victory of thu Ho
publicans mnl tlio adoption of thu civil
Hervico bill tho most HeiiMitlonal feature
of tho election wiih tho coalCHt Gedrgo
A. Trudo gnvo hi ltepublicuii opponent
for city attorney.
Town Government Arc Kcinilillcuii.
Thu ItepahllcaiiH captureil all tho town
government. Tho Went Town, which
Iiuh been counted Holidly Deuioeratlc,
went ltepublicuii by a good uiajorlty. The
DcmocriitH dlil not give up thu Unlit until
tho rcluriiH had shown that tlio Inereuso
In tho Itepiiblican vole wiih cultural
throughout tho city. Tho Pcoplu's party
voto i cached Hcarcvly one-third of that
IHilled luHt fall. The candidatcH of 'that
party wcro hwiiIIowci! up in tho sumo tidal
wavo which wiiicd out tho Democratic
Tlio new Chicago Council stands: Ite
piibllcaiiH 50, DcmocratH 18, Tho passing
Council stood: Itepiibllcuim 42, Demo
8lnco 1870 Mayor hnvo been elected by
the following pluralitieHi
Year. Cundldatc. Plurality.
lS70IInrrUoii, D 5,1X0
1881-Hurrlson, D 7,74:1
188:1 HiirriHoii, D 10,'J(KI
1885-Hurrlson, D -'(7.'.
1887-Uoche, It 27,41X1
1880-Crelger, D 12,012
1801-Wnshburne. It :i(tl
ISOU-Hnrrlson, D 21,0811
lBttl-Hopklns, D 1,21)0
Following Is thu result of Tuesday's
election, with tlio pluralities of thu will-Hern:
For civil Mirvice 4.Vi70
Ceorce Kwifl, It 41,1 10
Adam Wolf, It I I.2SS
.lames It. II. Van Cleave, It H.iHIl
Hoy ). Went, It 21,:i01)
The County Ticket.
t.'lmili m 41. Neely, It 48..-S2
Ward. Alderuian. Pluialltli'H.
1 FraiieU P. (lleaiton, It IKIS
2-Martiii Het, It 010
:i-Noble H. .ludah, It :t,80(
4 Martiu 11. Madden, It 1,17."
.V-.1. Hoerr, It 1132
tl-Henry W. Htuckart, U 2.41U
7-Kdward llunn. It 108
8 John Dennett, D , , . , . ftTiil
l)-.loneph K. Hldwlll, It 22!l
10-Z. It. tJarter, It. , 1,715
11-C. K. Ilambleton, It 2,010
ISlmncM L. Campbell, It 1,2511
1.1-tl. P. Holumu, It 2.11U
14-(li'oritu A, Muitlcr, It 1,7!I3
13-.1. P. llaan, It 2,102
Ill-George C. Letike, II 1,01"
17-S. P. Hovere. 11 04
18 John ,1. Itrennmi, D 1114
Ill-Frank l.n wler IMS
2II-J. 11. llurtwlek, It :i."
21-1'. A. lloyer. It 8(12
22-A. W. Mnltby. 1 50
j:i-.loliti Wclsbrod, It 1,:I87
24-Wllllnm It. Mnnlorro, I ml. It . . ."i()2
'Jo-George B. Milne, It ,022
2(1-William Flnklor, It TIKI
27-1 1. S. Foster. D "iS2
US-Thomas Snyle, 1ml. It 107
211-.I. .1. McCarthy, It 200
:KI.!u1iii Uteich, It 1,541
:t1-I. T. Orccnucro. 11 .'I.INKI
:i2Wllliiuu Kent, It 1,840
:Ct-l 3. W. Shepherd, It 1.1)711
iM-Jolm O'Neill, It I,.'t)(
A. l...Thomax. It 2.022
.1. A. Hi.pin. It ."..(MIS
Clinrlut Sherlock. It WWII
n. 11. Wilcht, It 2X12
W. T. Hull, It I.2.-U
Paul Itnllckc. It I,(X1(I
William Klnfeldt. It I.2.-.7
II. !'. t'lelteiibert;. It
.1. M. Horn, It l.",070
.lai-ob Stalner. It 2I.IHII
P. V.. HrlckHon. it i,:m:
Patrick Hurry,, It 1S,7."U
T. .1. Tinker. It
Scott MeVetdi. It
II. W. Lundin.lt
Kmll Zlminer. It
.i. i:. Menonouxii. it
1.. (!. l.mnlipilMt, It
V. W. (luriiey, It
II. 11. Pierce, Pit
P. K. Hallard. Pit
(i. II. Piaiiklaml. Pit
(I. P. SwIliNcoe, Pit
N. Ilnllw-nn, Pit
W. P. liunthorp, Pit
Aiiioui; tho people talked of for tins
viti'lotm unices lire:
Chief of Police Ali'Milider S. Itoss,
Corporation (.'ottiiHel .lohn II. Ilinii
lliio, ,1. ,1. Kiiickerliocker, John S.
Cooper, Lorln C. Collins, .lohn S. .Miller.
City . Senior Tliomim W. Seiiuott,
till linpectoi" 11. Dotxey Pntluii,
HtilldltiK CbiumlHHloiier .lohn W.
Hewy, Wlllhtiii 1. Kent.
ConiiulssJoncf of l'tibllu Works
William It. Kerr, .lohn .1. Hndenoeli.
Comptroller Preil Hlouiit, Alex. II,
llovcll, Sninuel II. Itnymuml, Jiiiiich II.
Ullbert, t). I). Wcthfiell.
No plnco this Hide of Tliuuucloo can
I'lpiul San Diego for colossal enter
prises on paper. Tho Suit Dk'iro fad
seems to ruu smoothly In thu dlivctlou
of building now railroads, ulthouch
other imitfiililcent Kcheines havo been
sut'ested. Tlio latest rejiott from that
center or cerebral activity In building
railroads through tho air only, contem
plates tho construction of u transconti
nental lino from thut port to thu Atlan
tic, on tho protlt-HliurltiK-tilckel-lu-thu-slot-coopeiatlve-lnstullment
Is it grand conception, uml well worthy
of thu wildest lunatic at Stockton, Ag
news or even San Diego. It Ih proposed
that 100,000 railroad men, Including, It
Is presumed, tho faithful adherents of
tho linike-beaiii, shall organise,, build
and operate thu road. All aro to liu
stockholders, even tho Heel ion hands
ami the fellows who count tho ties on
their annual pilgrimage: to tho Laud of
Sunshine ami Plowers. Of course tho
wildest crank In thu lot la to bo the pres
ident and thu next craziest man the gen
eral manager. Hut right hero Is the
rock on which tho whole project will
probably go to pieces; fur It would re
quire tho perpetual session of it com
mission In lunacy to select thu ottlcers,
and this ut leant would bo Impractica
ble. Altogether, therefore, wu fear the
outlook Is not bright for tho luuuedhito
construction of a now transcontinental
Hue of railway from Han Diego.
In senteuelUB Hurry Huywurd to bo
hanged Judgo Smith, of Minneapolis,
hud tho bud tusto to any that ho did not
approvp of capital punishment. Stiroly,
without stretching his conscience, lie
might havo uiudo tin exception lu this
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, APRIL ,
The Eightieth Anniversary of
the Great Kenan's Birth
ont the World.
Chicago Coaialrioti loia witfc
These Acren the Water ia
Ioioriig lis leatory.
Remarkable Testimonials, of
Devotion to the Wonder
ful Creator of Impe
(."'litalhuiliitlo Atteatien to the Iron Clan.
m celler Skews ky tke Bom of
The founder of the (Jrrninn empire,
Trlncc ItlHtniirc-k, was 80 years old Mon
day, mid never wiih birthday celebrated
more roynlly. All (icrimmy participated,
and Prifdcrifhuruhe advices ny tunny
thotiMiimlH enme In person from nil parts
of the empire to offer their congrntulo-
tlons to the veteran Htntesmnn.
Not Hlneo the battle of Sednn linn any
thing occurred that has been ho inspiring
for tho online of Cienniin unity ns tho
celebration of Prince Hlmurck' birth
day. (JeriimiiH nil over the civilized
world joined in doing honor to the grey
haired cx-chnncellnr. Telegram uml let
ters poured in upon the tdd man from the
four quarters of the glolie. It In wild that
1,000 pnrcelH mid 200.000 letters uml post
1 W's&si&' ?$"""' 1$ r "r" " - J&PfcgBBfcrv
HON. GEORGE B. SWIFT,
cards arrived for him, to say nothing or
multitudinous trlegram. These honors
are paid to a man the like. of whom are
few in history, and on tho occasion of an
vent in his life such as In voucliMifed to
but few mortals. The ninn who rounded
out his eightieth year Monday has earned
his honor ns the creator of united Ger
many. From 1830 almost continuously
until his disagreement with tho young
emperor In 1800, HUmarck was in the
public servlco of his country. Ho It wo
who contended with iron will for tho uni
fication of tho Gcrmuit States while thut
idea was as yet but a dream in a few
largo minds like hi. Ho It wn who In
UM Tl t 'BiiliiBjMS SSaBm
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINQt. NEUTRAL
1802, on entering upon the ofllce of min
ister, forced upon nn unwilling constitu
ency the project of military reform and
the expulsion of Austria, which was
achieved at Sntlowii. Ho It was who
drew up the constitution for tho new Her
man Federation, and he, too, was the one
to cement Hint federation Into perpetuity
by inciting tho war with Prance.
According to the dispatch, the weath
er on tho morning of tho celebration wn
glorloun. Hy 8 o'clock fire trultiN, each
bringing about 1,000 pernons, had arrived
from Hamburg, In addition great num
ber of people flocked In by the various
road from tho Rtirroumling country. The
railroad station wiih hung with garlands,
flags nnd Chinese lanterns. The ills
pntch of congratulation which King Os
car of Sweden and Norwnseut to Prince
Hismnrek alluded to the latter as the i re-
jitor of German unity. Kmperor Francis
TUB ntKMAIU'K COAT OK AIIM8.
Joseph of Austria wns among thone who
telegraphed congratulations to the prince.
ThnunandH Outlier in the Meadows,
The general public wan not nthnlttcd to
tho ensile gardens where tlio reception
wns held, but thousands of persons gath
ered in tho mendowH on the other side of
tho stream overlooking the gardens. At
12:30 p. m. the band of the Fourth regi
ment of foot guards took a position In
tho garden opposite the palace mid played
the "Hnllclujuh Chorus" from the "Mch
niali" and other popular nlrs. Soon tho
strains of "Die Wacht am Ithcln" were
heard in the distance, announcing tho
approach of tho students' procession. Tho
terrneo was then occupied by Prince His
mnrck, his fumily and their numerous
guest. As the students wcru marshaled
In front of the ten hml on tlm. rising
ground to tho left the baud played "Hell
Trinco Ulsmarek appeared on tho ter
race. The crowd about tho castle had
by that time been swelled to quite 12,000
persons. At tho moment tho prince'
stately form was recognized by tho stu
dents nnd the public there arose a mighty
cheer, which echoed far and wide, and
the student clashed their swords to
gether In tho air. Prince Hlsranrck wore
a cuirassier uniform nnd won without a
eloak. Ho raised hi helmet and stood
bowing until the cheer had subsided.
The spokesman of the students' deputa
tion, Hruch, a theological student of the
University of Honn, thru ascended the
trlbuno and conveyed to Prince Hismarck
Ih congratulation ut tils tellow students,
representing thirty universities. He con
cluded by presenting to the prlnci nn ad
dress and requesting him to nccept as u
birthday present n handsome shaft of
marble, Iron, ullvr and gold, with sym
bolical figures ami surmounted with the
German eagle. Prince Ulsmarek having
Inspected and admired tho monument,
which occupied a prominent place in tho
corner of tho terrace, advanced to the
balustrade and amid renewed cheers and
clashing of swords, replied to tho address
of the student. Tho ex-chancellor spoke
for about twenty minute, clearly and dis
tinctly. Tlio Twentieth Willi! wuh tho only
ward In Chicago where the Democrats
uiiiilo u net gain and tlio Itepubllcans
nun'eroil u not loss In comparison with
tho Swift-Hopkins clwl Ion of 1803.
Tho "Stiltuu la aroused" about things
x I t
Iropis CM Gives a Ghastly
Dinner Upon the Night
of the Waterloo.
leiat Stag aid laace hy leforat
ers laheas aai Ela ia leaor
The Hot Tamale and Red Hot
Enjoy the Painful News
from the Democrat
Wkile Judge Shepard Veices Public
Seattaent la leaitiag Properly
" Big Steve" Cleveland.
The IroiiuoN Pluli did all It could to
defeat Frank Wenter.
It can always lie relied upon to op
pose the IlonifiLTiitli parly.
The IioimioIm Club is it "I'ml' Institu
tion where tho poor relatives of rich
men think that they can make people
believe that they are rich themselves.
The main article of diet ut the club
Ih "tariff reform," whatever that Is.
uiul thu clieiitless lawyers and promot
ed furriers who belong to It. shout so
loudly for a "gold standard" that one
would believe thut they had money
ir ho didn't know them.
The "club" Is simply another imiiio
for a cheap bar uml it cheaper table
It Is here that many political fugi
tives from Justice eat their llrst "course
dinner" ut llfty cents per plate.
After eating ut the Iroquois for four
weeks they are supposed to bo stitll
cleutly versed In table ftlqtietto to eat
ut a thlrd-elass boarding house with
out carrying nway tlio table napkin.
Napkins are seldom lost ut the Iro
quois Club nowadays tho waiters aro
The Iroquois Is full of reformers.
Most of these reformers have records.
They vury from the tuiiglioti to the
Hut. what of It V
All thut Is required of an Iroquois
bravo Is 50 cents for his lunch, devoted
ness to llli; Stove Cleveland, uiul a nv
ord for bolting Democratic tickets In
Tho Iroquois have at least one honor
able Democrat among them. That mini
Is the Hon. Henry M. Sliepard, tlieublu
Judgo of tho Appellate Court.
He stands out from tho rest of the
gang like u diamond from u pile of
Tho Iroquois gang gave u dinner in
honor of Jefferson's1 birthday election
Tlio nail was hit on the head when
Judgo Henry M. Shepard, In responding
to the toast "Democracy," nipped the
national lender of thut party over the
knuckles, gave his Secretary of State a
scoring, uml more than mildly rebuked
tlio party Itself for Its dlsregnrd or
pledges to the people.
It was, of course, a mere coincidence
thut Thomas Jefferson's birthday, a day
annually celebrated by the Iroquois
Club, should full on a ditto when the
local Democracy sustnlneil mi over
When Judgo Shepard was asked to
talk on "Democracy" he guve at once
mi Intimation thut he was going to
smash mi Idol or" two. Criticism, he
said, should nut bo rejected, and cer
tainly promise of hope for tho future
would not be out of place.
"Pride In Its principles," said Judgo
Shepard, "has blinded Democracy's
eyes to those concrete things to which
Its principles should be applied. Prin
ciples are of little use to modern uieu
only us they apply to present ami prac
tical conditions. Failure to realize this
has resulted in Democratic defem.
"In ISSI Diiniocraey wns triumphant,
but It wns liimbled four years later
because It proclaimed a policy without
recognizing tho changes that hail taken
place sliico the beginning of the cen
tury lu economic conditions. The Ite
publlcans came Into power to bo turned
out again. The people turned with
trust to tlio Democracy, mid the man
lier lu which tho fulfillment of that
trust bus been measured by popular
belief Is best shown by tlio result of
the elections In tho full of 1S04. (Cries
of "(). O,")
"Jefferson, Jnckson uud Lincoln pos
sessed tho quality of leadership In a
marked degree. They rose even ubove
party, but there are others who possess
It to-day In u less degree. (Cries of
"Good" uud great applause mid laugh
ter.) "This country should have lho right
to trmlo freely with nil tho world,
coupled with the other right that tho In
dividual should not bo subordinated to
the 'patented machine. (Applause,)
"The member of the DemuiTittlc
party me milted lu theories nnd prin
ciples, uiul deplorably divided lu their
application. The leaders have fulled
to redeem pledges made lu convention.
It may be said that the Intention was
all right, but It is by action mid not by
Intention wc me Judged.
"Attempts to Invoke the Monroe doc
trine on Hues only to be backed down
irom will not divert attention from
the great questions of the tariff ami the
Then Judge Shepard got. Ih it plea for
xoiiml currency ami continuing said:
"Don't let tho shylocks of this country
uml Puropc have our gold to sell It to
us again for sweat-producing bonds."
Judge Shepard fairly excorliilctl the
tidmiulstraltoii fur Its Hawaiian policy
mid for delivering Japanese students
to Chinese executioners.
Punts Mcl'ouucll, the Iroquois' pres
ident. Klld some good things of Jeffer
son mid spoke III rcspoui to the toast.
Then those two eminent "lefnrm
or," known to the local political wm-hl
us the Hot Tomale uiul the Kcd Hot.
respectively, wound tip with it double
song mid dance.
Hurry Kulietis spoke mi "Civil Ser
vice In Cities." John W. Fhi was pres
ent mid before Mr. Ituhcn spoke .Mr.
Lla lien nl Unit the civil service meas
ure had been adopted by the people.
lie said thai It made him feel like it
Here the curtain fell.
lMltor of the lliinle:
(luce more the banner of Democracy
trails lu the dust of defeat. The strong
est, cleanest ticket put forth by tho
Democratic, party for years Is limited
ami spurned by the local electorate.
Hralus, churacter, mid ability have
counted for nothing in this lust mud on
set of it people suffering from u sense of
Injustice uml of trust betrayed. Tho
responsibility for those successive de
feats of the party of the people must
lie somewhere. The turning over of
the city's Interests to the banil of free
booters who have taken or are about tn
Hike posscsHlon of the city Hull indi
cates a wrong or sense of Injury far
more deep than common. Where Is tho
iiiiigiiiilceut plurality given All geld
three years ago uml Harrison only two
years ago? It lain not disappeared, it
Is not dead. It sleepeth. It sulks lu Its
tent ami refuses n be comforted. It
lets it magnificent man like Wenter go
i down in disaster ami defeat. Where
i must tin responsibility be placedV Ask
i Gniver Cleveland, President of these
Pulled States, by the votes of an out
raged Democracy, which he desplxes
and rejects. Ask tireshiiui, a renegade
Iteptibllciin Secretary of State, by thu
grace of a Democratic (( President.
Ask Wash. Ilesliig, a renegade liepub
llcan Postmaster of the second Demo
cratic city of the I'uloii, by the grace of
G. C.. Deuioeratlc President, Hod save
tho mark! The fact Is the national ad
ministration by Us unties mid other dis
regard of Deuioeratlc Interests, to
gether with Its snivel-service lunacy,
has bedeviled the Democratic puny of
tills country to such an extent thai It
is almost hopeless to look fm victory
until tlie whole evil brood has taken Its
flight from Washington iwo years
hence, in the meantime, the Democ
racy uiul Clevclaiidlsm) must stand to
gether, presenting an unbroken, even If
battered, front to that urch-eiiemy of
the people, the ltepublicuii party, with
all Its works mid pomps. J. p. It.
The Itepubllcans now have u great
army hi Chicago. They have upward
or twenty-live thousand employes, un
der the civil-service :uw. 'I hose em
ployes will remain faithful to tlio He
publican army for years.
Here are the Heptibllcan otllcers:
Chicago Postotllee, Wushlngloii lies
lug, ltepublicuii, Postmaster; John
M. Hubbard. Hcpuhllciiu, Assistant
Postmaster; M. J. McGrnth, Itepubllc
an. Superintendent Inquiry Division;
John Montgomery, Hepttbllcan, Super
intendent of Mulls. Three thousand
threo hundred Itepiiblican employes.
City of Chicago. George H. Swift.
Itepiiblican, Mayor. Sixteen thousand
eight hundred uud twenty employes.
Sheriff of Cook County, Jiimt's Peuse,
Kcpuhlicuii. One hundred employes.
County Clerk, Philip Knopf, ltepub
licuii. Two hundred employes.
County Treuhurer, D. II, Ko.-hers-perger,
Kepubllcaii. Two hundred em
ployes. Clerk of the Criminal Court, P. .1.
Miigerstadt, Itepiiblican. Thlrly-livo
clerk of the Probate Court, A. t).
Cooper, Kepubllcaii. Thirty-five em
County Hoard, solidly
Two thousand employes.
Duo hundred employes.
All the otllcers in nine towns, Itepub
llcan. Klghteen hundred employes,
There was u correspondent In tlio In
dian Territory, mid ho told tho truth
about tho vain pretences or those who
mudo bolluvo capture tho Cook ping.
Now tho correspondent has reason to
suppose ho will bo safe in some other
territory, "Truth crushed to earth will
Tho American Hag Is a good enough
ornament for uny of our nubile, build
BLOWS HIS HORN
Uncle Sam Says that He Will
Have No European En-
croachments on This
The Daitei States floveriauit Will
See that lattice Is Dote
ia Latii America.
Many Republics May Unite to
Oppose European Inter
ference on Any Pre
About Time tkat tke Waikiagton flev-
oraaeat Waa Betas Seautklag
to Show lti Fatrittlaau
Of the minietons foreign complications
lu which the United States finds herself
embroiled tlmkc with Great Hrltnlu over
Nicaragua and Venezuela are by fur tho
most serious. Few think that at present
there Is any dunger of a war between u
and (in at Hntnln, hut there are not winn
ing statesmen oi conilderahle knowledge
and iieiiincn who predict that In u few
years war will come. The present atti
tude of Great Hrltaln in bullying the In
deiwiident republics of South and Central
America must bo checked soon or else the-iill-gnibblng
Furopenn monarchy will bo
making Aula or Africa out of this con
tinent. Tills government will go to wnr before
permitting Greut Hrltaln to uccupy any
Mrtlon of Nlcarngiiii, thereby curtnUltig
the autonomous powers of thu republic.
If Pngliind is allowed now to encroacln
umiii any independent Lntln-Ainericam
nation, a precedent will have been estab
lished for ruture encroachments else
where nnd the force of tho Monroe doc
trine, which has been the safeguard of
Liithi-Ainerlca Tor more than seventy
years, will be undermined.
In this cot lion it may be noted that
the rebel admiral, Da (lama, was up
ported by tho combined monarchies of."
Kurope lu his attempt to overthrow tht
Hmzllinn republic aud it Is with Just pride
that we can point tho fact that it wa tho
shot Jlred by Admiral Henliam In !tk
Janeiro harbor that broke the hack of the
rebellion and served notice on Duropeiitc
monarchies that they must keep their
hniiils off this continent. In gratitude for
Hint act the Fourth of July, our national:
holiday, hr.s been declared a national:
holiday by Hrazil and n monument to
President Monroe, the author of the doe
trine that benrs.hls name, I now being'
erected In the Hruxllluii capital.
Yet not all of F.uropc's monarchies are
hostile to our republican. Institutions uud)
to-day, Just as during our civil wnr. wo
havo a steadfast friend in tho great Itus
slan empire. It is now known that u mi
plo of weeks ugo Franco and Germuyr
under lho Influence of Knglaml, were go
ing to Join In n debt-collect lug expedition'
to Smith America. Guatemala, Nlcuruutti
and Venezuela have defaulted hi the puj
meut of interest nn Isinds to German.
French and Kugllsh creditors. Knglnud
sought to form u combination of the cred
itors to compel the debtors to pay. The
plan wns to make n demonstration of
force, and place agents of tho creditor lm
control of the revenues of tho debtor
countries until such time a thu obliga
tions were satislled. This wu the policy
that Knglaml adopted In Fgypt. Tho re
sult is practicnl llritlsh absorption of that
ancient country, ns the soterclgnty of the
Sultan or Khedhe is now scarce); $.
formality. Our utnhaKsndnr to Paris waa
Instructed to remonstrate with Franco
that siiih an act on her part would ho
considered unfriendly to tho United'
States. France felt disposed to yield to'
our remonstrance; but soon a stronger
pressure was brought to bea. Our .am
bassador at tho court of St. Petersburg
urged tho government of the Czar to use
its Influence with Franco to abstain
llussla, ever the friend and ally of tho
United Stutes, promptly Informed France
that any action by that country unfriend
ly to the United State would bo deemed)
an unfriendly net to Itussln. As an ulll
iiiho with Hiissla I the hope and ambi
tion of French statesmen, the French gov
ernment promptly took the cue nnd served
notice on Greut Hrltaln that slio would
not Join In the ileht-collectlug expedition.
In the Venezuelan boundary dlsputf
with Great Hrilnln ami in which tuo
Unlled States has a deep interest, therc
nre no new developments, save a disposi
tion of Great Hrltaln under certain condi
tions to submit the dilliculty tn arbitra
tion, A continuation of American firm
nets lu this mutter will force Great
Hrltaln to consent to arbitration without
any conditions an uct of Justice which
Knglaml has been refusing for over half
These later Instances of Kuropcan In
tervention in American affairs hao al
ready caused a powerful sentiment in Cen
tral ami South Ainericu for a Lntln-Amcr-lain
union, and many prominent states
men lu Latin-America aro anxious that
the United State cuter tho union nmf
thu mako it a continental league. Buck
a union would more than anything else,,
except a good thrashing, teach Great
Britain to confine her traditional policy
as bully, blood-spiller and luud-grubbcr to
Asia or Africa.
A contemporary remark th.it it boy
tmuiot lines goes wrong because of su
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