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THE DENISON REVIEW
WHE REVIEW PUBLISHING CO (JATCORPGRATED.) F. W. Meyers, Editor. fficial Paper of Crawford County ana Jity of Denison. Published every Wednesday morning. .Watered at the Postofflce in Denison, Iowa, as •econd-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RA TBS. .'•arME YEAR 11.50 •RX MONTHS DISPLAY ADVERTISING RATES. v.t2* ar Inch, 1 time .80 •3? er Inch, 2 times 55 Fter Inch, 3 times 75 :J*er Inch, 4 times 80 J?ferLnch, 5 times 1.00 ^fAll Bills Payable Monthly. While we are sheltering in the extraor dinary heat of these June days there is ^consolation in the fact that "Its good corn ••sweather." Barring an early frost and .oitnusual a ns it .y be stfa predicted jfifaai this will be a record-breaking year so Star as the pruduction of corn is concern oarl and that means gfneral prospjrity. The charges which are lodged aga'tis j'ihe Agricultural Department that inside information is being given certain favored •v.i.oottoo speculators by employes of that de spartment may contain some truth: but when it is attempted to implicate Secre "3ary Wilson in these dishonest transac '..TiSians failure must necessarily follow. earetary Wilson is not that kind of a Kenan. It now seems to have been settled thrtt c.l&ere is not be an extra session of con --.•ress this fall, an the announcement to it&is effect hrts all semblance of beina authoritative. Whether this decis'on is in •sfce.nature of a surrender to factional in Auencesor not. does not clearly appear at -Sbis time. It is exp.cted, however, that .iatU meritorious measures will be given SaU consideration at the regular session, *.-iwen if ir, must be extended into the sum jrter month-. A recent visiior to the Des Moines li lixcary observed that there does not seem ••••JOSS be much interest taken by the public :*an that intti-u'.ion, He notes the contrast •ira popularity between Ingersoll Park and ttfie public library th former is 3ai!y the vx.eodezous of hundreis ofjpieasure seekers iAztsile only occasionally a lone individual •••••.sannters into the lent and almost des- a,ted KLMoines chambers of the library. Perhaps the warm weather accounts for this con --ittion, and then it may be that Des is not inclined to literature. '•Governor Hoch, of Kansa-, recently -warned a graduating class against ac quiring the newspaper reading habit. He could have given sounder advice by ac' jicnonishing them against reading trashy newspapers Thi man who avoid newspa per reading is liable to ueke.up occasionally Kke Rip Van Winkle and discover that iiiighty revolutions have transpired since Jie: isolated himself from the world of J'fzought and action. He certainly would 1 of tmall value so far as his influence r-sscd force in progress are concerned. It :BE tnpo ssible to keep up with the current ttf -modern thought and achievement without the newspaper. The fact that there are so called newspapers which ex orcise a baneful influence, especially over -^foung anc immature minds, furnishes no .support to the contention that newspaper leading should be abandoned. Learn to discriminate and half theba'tle is won. "The grand jury invi stigation now being .ronducted in Chicago with a view to de termining the truth with respect to alleged collusion between the team owners asso ciation and certain strike leaders is bring ing to lightsome unsavory facts or allega tions with respect to the graft of corrupt tTbor union officials. John C. Driscoll, of ciSiie team owners association, disclosts louie shabby transactions in which he a' ges that Pres. Shea, of the teamsters, -Kjospted eight thousand dollars last GEN GOMEZ. proven on many occasions, and in many iays. His farewell address to the people a a is re re a RECESSIONAL "Does the Star spangled banner still wave O'er the land of the fiee and the hom* of th? brave':" With the approaching anniversary of our Nation's birtn we must ask (this question seriously. The greatness of our country does not depend upon the extent of territory or volume of commerce. It depends exactly and entirely upon that question of the stirr.ng battle song o' the Republic. Is this a land of the free and the brave? Have we become a nation of thieves? Does the public conscience no longer re spond to great moral questions,? Have our religions become-' largely matters of pietenseand ostentation? Is the business world as rotteh as for years the political world was said to be? These are serious questions not to be considered light y, neither with haste to condemn nor with honied words to excul- pate. -ft5:/ rpy The majority 'of us 'have an abiding faith in the republic. We love it. We have the faith that comes from loving The faith that the mother has her way ward son, that her great love for him must, somehow, gain the victory and re claim him to a betier life. And yet, in spite of mother's love and tears and prayers, there is many a odigal who has not returned, many a son whose evil course has ended only with the grave. Patriotism, lo\e of country, alone will not suffice to save t.he Republic. We must have honesty, we must hate sincerity, we must haye a public con cience that will aid and abet the law, not a conscience that condones the half-discov ered crime and tenders wreaths of laurel to successful criminals. The conclusion of the civil war and the immediate opening of the resources of a marvelous country gave opportunity for private greed and lust for gain such has not been equalled since the Vandals sacked the Imper al city of Rome Vast public domains hay-, been confiscated to private use, railroads have robbed aid pillaged only to be robbed and pillaged in return. Vast businesses have grown up with such giant strides, that, astonished at their growth, no pains has been taken to examine into the manner of their growing Colos al insurance companies, mutual companies, have used the people's money as their own. Standard oil, the crowing glory of the competitive system, has at tained Titanic porportions through secret rebates and the ruthless crushing out of rivals. Solid business men have corrupt ed the politics of the country in the cities, the states and the Nation. The graft that begins with the tax dodger and the shirker on public roads, extends into every branch of trade and commerce and politics until the thoroughly honest man has become the exception not the rule. That :'Competition VPr •btslore the stock yard strike to refrain from calling the strike, and when the •±zi vers struck in spite of the eflorts ot Shea to dissuade them, he refused a return the bribe. These .dark and sinister charges will probably bring jfcout some improvement in the personnel aS labor union officials. The field of fczbor unionism is not exempt from the •iepredations of unprincipled men any more than any other place where there •aire opportunities for graft. tieneral Maximo Gomez, the famous C^oVian patriot and -oldier. has passed on lat world where revolutions and vvar lare are unknown. The hero of many ',«ars had reached a ripe old age, and was j^ea-mitted at last to see the island he .sjced transformed into a republic. The 'genuineness of his devotion to |Cuba was ™n«, who have a ghmmenng of truth and fixsir dependent era, uas similar to tha. of rjacjjng •-^George Washington. (The first step toward repentance and re •Gen. Gomez wi ran wi 'generation is being taken and we have the cartons, the Kossuths, the JJolivars and jnSpir?(j by love, that all will yet be •me Toussaint L'Ouvertures of history. p^ciot his interest in his country we \^J Maoe revealed the model citizen, hre win jugt is the life of trade," is the basest lie that ever deceived a civilized people. Competition as we have it to-day is but a premium set on dishonesty. Competition i: the father of graft and the mother of the sweat shop. It takes the lood trom the mouths of babes and forces children into lives of toil It it tha recruiting officer for jails and peniteniiariej and houses of ill-fame It extends from the highest to the lowest. It forces the best and most honorable employer to meet the methods of the worst and the most dishonorable, if he wishes to maintain himself. It bri-gs disrepute even unto the house of God itself, for in the mad race to have the largest church, the most eloquent pastor, the finest choir, the greatest reputation for generosity, the fault of the rich mem ber is over-looked and, as in the case of Rockerfeller, even condoned and canon ized. So sacred has become the competitive system in the eyes of many that any at tack upon it is denounced as socialism, as anarchy, as destructive of the "rights of property." What is the railroad pool" but private socialism for the benefit of the partici pints? What is the theory of the trust, except (he theory of socialism applied, not to the public good, but to private IgainV What is ligitimate socialism bat theory of "community of interest" ap plied to the people as a whole? Competi tion is waste. Waste of energy, waste of moral fibre, waste of lives and waste of heart-blood, There is no competition in any of the works of nature. There is no competition in the human body. The right hand does not strive against the left. There is no competition in the well regu lated machine. When two locomotives collide, head on, that is competition, such as we have today when they work to gether, pulling the heavily laden train, that is co-operaticn as we should have it. That is the spirit of the pool, the trust, the "community of interest that is the spirit of the right kind of socialism. We have let out thoughts carry us adrift. We are not ready to join the ranks of present day socialism. We have nothing in common with "The Appeal to Reason," and the excited and the igno- w'.io think the way to build up is to tear down. Sufficient unto the day are the evils thereof. The Nation isawakening. With bowed head and aching heart it is Qf we]j flu spartan courage stamped him the ideal early light that the flag is still there and „t„«i- jts guilt and shame and that we shall see by the dawn's that it waves over a Deople who have freed S ho have ained the victory as with Pres. Palma the gratitude and over foreign oppression, when the folds of cjpsmembrance of Cuba through all her the star-.-pangled banner first floated on r5x\story. breeze. gajne(} the victory OUT OF THE EAST The student of. racial diversities! and peculiarities finds in the island of Jipan many of interest. It was generally sup posed by western nations some years ago that Japan was a benighted country, grop!ng in the djnsest igronaJce, and without any appreciablj civilization. A closer a"quaintance with this ancient race reveals some of the moit admirable traits of chaiacter, and some unique in stitutions ... extensive The education of Japan was and varied before the advent of)~wfsein influences. She possessed Ja philosopln tinctured largely with the fatalism char acteristic of eastern peoples, which has in part been adopted by advanced think ers Her re'igion, which is in the main Budhism and Shintoism, seems to be we 1 adapted io the ethical needs of the peo ple, and in fact has kept them freer f'om s?nsuousne=s and crime than most, cou tries, ancient or idem, have been. Japan, in order to be understood by western minds, must be studied sympa thetically Her ideals are so diametric a ly opposed to those prevailing in Europe and America that in order to apprecia'e the exquisite perfection of her art and her ethics we must merge our individuality in that of the country, and abandon for the moment our life-long criterion of merit. Duty is the key word to her ethi cal system. Individualism is not tolerat ed. While this would harily accord with our American ideals of personal] liberty, who knows but that the highest develope ment of the individual is atta'ned by ob livion of self, and drvotion to others, al triusm rather rather than egoism And what is more highly heroic than iuimola. tion of stlf upon the alter of humanity? These are qurst:ons as old as philoso phy, and in the centuries of Japanese his tory she has pondered them while Europe and America were groping Jn the n'ght of dieva'ism. Japan has of late siezed with avidity upon the jfruits of modern progress: and yet it is to be hoped that she will not abandon what is good in her own civilization. MUNICIPAL REFORM. The success of the political revolution in Philadelphia is encouraging to tho-'e who aspire to purer and more elevated politics in Amsrici. The victory of the reform party, headed by Mayor Weaver, was one of the most remarkable and com plete that has ever crowned the forces of reform How long the reform element may retain their position is a question which is worthy of serious consideration. The apparent collapse of the "'ring'' may be a sham in some respects, and und cover of this feint they may devisi a new plan for enthralling the city finances. It behoove* those who have won This great victory over the forces of corruption to proceed warily and with caution, in ord that the leverage already gained may not be lost. The immediate effer of the corruptionists to join forces with the reform party should be regarded with suspicion No reforma tion ot purpose or change of heart ac complished under such circumstances, and with such celerity, is liable to be genuine and sincere. The practice so common in large cities and in many agricultural sections, to al low private individuals, under the title of bosses tj conduct the governing function on a business basis is a blot upon our civilization The system of farming out subdivisions of the state to other indivi duals in return for military support, as it were, differs only in detail from the fuedal system which Europe endured in prst centurie-, and the overthrow of which was heralded with joy wherever the oppres sions of the system had prevailed. That this political fuedaiism shou il be tolerat ed in progressive American cities is a matter of amazement and humiliation to every true American patriot. The success of Folk, Weaver, Dsneen and many other apostles of good govern ment lends a ray of hope for our future progress along'he lines of civil govern ment. The people only have to realize the true state of affairs and they will de pose these self-constituted rulers, and in stall in their places officials who are de voted to the public welfare and the ideals of ju?t government. When we read of Secretary Cheatham, of the Southern Cotton Growers Associa tion we are reminded of that iamou-»JN'ew York firm of brokers composed of I Ketchum and U, Cheatham The film must have aroused suspicion at a distance. FOG DELAYS OCEAN YACHT RACE Ships Entered in Contest for Emper or's Cup Still at Anchor. New York, May 17.—Eight of the eleven yachts which had been entered for the 3,000-tnile race across the At lantic ocean for the $5,0011 cup offered by the German emperor are snugly at anchor within the shelter of Sandy Hook, for the start of the race has been postponed because of the log. A dense blanket of mist hung over the Hook anu the sea outside, where the start was to have been made. The smallest yacht in the fleet, the Amer ican schooner Fleur de his, owned by Dr. Lewis A. Stimson of the New York Yacht club, had been run down by a scow in tow while the yacht was at anchor in the lower bay before day light and so damaged that repairs were absolutely necessary before she could have started in the race. She was towed into Erie basin and the damage was repaired. The Song of the Hair There are four verses. Verse 1. Ayer's Hair Vigor makes the hair grow. Verse 2. Ayer's Hair Vigor stops falling hair. Verse 3. Ayer's Hair Vigor cures dandruff. Verse 4. Ayer's Hair Vigor always re stores color to gray hair. The chorus is sung by millions. Before using Ayer's Hair Vigor I had very thin and very poor hair. But I continued to use the Vigor until my hair greatly improved in every way. I have useil it off and on for. the past ten years."— MBS. M. DlttJMMOND, Newark, N.J. A Mid: by J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell, Mi35, Also manufacturers of SARSAPAR1LLA. uers PILLS. WOODMEN THREATEN TO MOVE Empowered to Take Step Should Tax ation Become Excessive. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 17.—The sovereign camp of the Woodmen of the World refused to adjourn and re sume the sessions at Galveston, Tex., so that the delegates might attend the unveiling of the monument there on May 22, erected to the memory of the members of the order who lost their lives in the flood. Two hundred dollars was voted to the sufferers l'rom the Snyder, Okla., cyclone. On account of an opinion recently given by the attorney general of Nebraska, the sovereign commander was given the right to move the headquarters of tlie order from that state "whenever taxation becomes unjust, excessive or oppressive." General Sokolovsky Shot. Ufa, Russia, May 17.—Major Gen eral Sokolovsky, governor general of the province of Ufa, was fired at sev eral times and seriously wounded in the public garden, during an enter tainment. His assailant disappeared. General Sokolovsky's life is despaired of, although he retains complete con sciousness. Vice Governor Bogdano vitch has taken over the administra tion of the province. 2 Nan Patterson to Go on Stage. Philadelphia, May 17.—The Inquirer says that Nan Patterson was in this city and signed a contract to appear on the stage of a New York music hall at a salary of $2,000 a week. She re turned to Washington immediately after the negotiations had been closed. According to the Inquirer she is to appear in an act at the head of six other chorus girls. Denies German Occupation. Iondon, May 17.—The correspond ent at Tsingtau of the Daily Tele graph, denying the reported German occupation of Haicliou, says the truth is that the firm of Diodrichen & Jeb sen is now running regular steamers from Tsingtau to Haichou, and as these are strange waters, German gun boats are taking soundings. Dr. B. general favorite for house hold use. If you want the best for your table order a case of "Banquet." 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