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By M. H. JEWELL. THE DAILY TRIBUNE. Published every afternoon, except Sun day, at Bismarck, North Dakota, Is deliv ered by carrier to all parts of the city at GO cents per month, or $(1 per year. The dally sent to any address In the United States and Canada, postage prepaid, ^0 per year $3 for six months $1.50 for three months. THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE. Eight pages, containing a summary of the news of the week—local and foreign— particular attention being paid to state news. Sent to any address, postage paid, for $1.00 for one year SO cents for six months 'Jii cents for three months. The Bismarck Tribune is the oldest news paper in the state—established June 11, 1873. It has a wide circulation and Is a desirable advertising medium. Being pub lished at the capital of the state It makes a feature of state news, of a semi-official character, and is therefore particularly In terestlng to all who desire to keep the run of state affairs—political, social and bus iness. 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Tribune Building, New York City. The Tribune has made arrange ments whereby it can furnish the Bis marck Weekly Tribune one year, the Orange Judd Farmer one year and the famous American Agriculturist Year Book—over 500 pages of "meat for farmers"—all prepaid for $1.35. This is a remarkable offer but if more is wanted the New York Weekly Tribune will be added to the combination—all four for $1.65. Or if the most com plete combination ever offered is wanted the Chicago Weekly Inter Ocean will be added—all the above for $2. LEVEL HEADED DEMOCRATS. The opposition to the Philippine policy of tho government finds no sympathy with a groat majority of the level headed and clear minded democrats. This is well illustrated in the case of tho Phila delphia Times, Col. McClure's demo cratic paper. He says: The four commissioners appointed by the president to make careful examina tion and report on the condition of the Philippine Islands and the policy to be adopted by our government have just re ported to the president. The commission dispassionately reviews the circumstan ces which led to war with the insurgents under Aguinaldo, and for the first time we have a complete and unanswerable presentation of the treachery of Aguin aldo, and the anarchy that would surely prevail in the islands if the Aguinaldo government was recognized. The report of the commission is very carefully prepared, and the fact that its recommendations are unanimously ap proved by all of the commissioners, in cluding Admiral George Dewey, will go far to resolve the doubts of many good citizens in favor of the policy of the ad ministration in prosecuting the war and holding the Philippine Islands as an Amercan colony. No man understands the situation there better than Admiral Dewey, and no man's judgment will carry such weight with the American people. He is posi tive in the declaration that the war was causeless on the part of Aguinaldo that it must be prosecuted until Aguinaldo and his power are destroyed, and the surrender of the Philippine Islands, or any part of them, is a question that can not be accepted without remanding the Philippines back to anarchy, and with out our dishonor in the estimation of •every civilized nation of the world. The statement of the commission as to the value of the islands will be received •with very general confidence by the American people. They point out their inestimable value to this country be cause of the immense commerce and wealth they would produce under a stable government, and in view of the probable complications growing out of the efforts of other nations to enter China, the Philippine islands are the most important strategic point we could hold. While now, as ever in the past, there are intelligent and conscientious men who grumble at tne expansion of our territory, the great mass of the American people are more than willing to hold on to the Philippines, not only because of the many material advantages they offer us, but also because it has be come our duty to give them free govern ment and the fullest protection to per son and to property. The Philippines were won by the valor of the American army and navy and the treaty of peace that followed the victor ies of our flag in the far East, and the party or the public men who propose to haul down our flag and remand the boundless wealth of the Philippines to the barbarians who have ruled in mur der and theft for more than three cen turies will be overwhelmed by the patri otic sentiment of the country. The Phil ippines came to us without seeking them. They are ours by the double right of conquest and purchase, and they are ours also for the performance of a great national duty—that of ending the fiendish anarchy that has ruled there through many generations, and that can be halted only by establishing the hu mane government that will relieve the people from oppression, and give oppor tunity to the better elements of the O&tlVGSi What Admiral Dewey advises about the Philippines will be heartily accept ed by the nation, and he is emphatic in demanding that we shall vigorously prosecute the war against the insurgents and overthrow the barbarous anarchy that insurgent authority would give to the long-suffering people of the islands, The flag will stay in the East. SENATOR M'CUMBER IN WASH INGTON. Senator McCumber is at Washington, to sit during his first session of congress, as senator from North Dakota, and for the first time in six years North Dakota will huvc an undivided republican dele gation at Washington. Senator Mc Cumber gets a kindly greeting from the press correspondents, and the Washing ington representative of (the Dispatch says: Hon. F. J. McCumber, the new United States senator from North Dakota, has arrived in Washington for the winter, He has rented a house near Georgetown and expects his family next week. Sen ator McCumber is of Scotch birth, and his genial presence has already made friends for him in Washington. He is a fine looking man, of commanding stat ure, smooth face and a ready speech. "On my way to Washington," said Senator McCumber "the election news was being discussed by everybody with whom I came in contact. I heard great deal of talk about a victory for im perialism and a blow to anti-imperialists. I think it is nonsense Jto talk about any imperial sentiment in this government. There is a vast difference between the words imperialism and expansion. "Expansion in North Dakota," the sen ator proceeded to explain, "don't mean imperialism, an immense standing army. It means development in trade on the Pacific coast. We want, of course, an army of sufficient strength for an im portant nation. Our people, while they may not be directly interested in a canal between the oceans, as their trade will be with the Pacific coast rather than with the orient, nevertheless look upon its construction as a matter of national concern. We want the war with the Filipinos concluded and the islands al lowed some form of government with a degree of independence commensurate with their capacity to assume it." The senator's attention was called to the outspoken stand of congressmen from the far west to embark on currency re form in contrast with the timidity and the indifference shown by not a few men from the eastern and middle states. "I have noted that difference," he re plied, "but in the west we are not afraid to face the question boldly. I do not presume to speak of the sentiment in congress, for I am a new man here, but believe there is a strong inclination in favor of gold standard legislation." Emerging from the political battle of November 7th with a black eye, a split lip, two or three cracked ribs and a badly sprained lower jaw, Mr. W. J. Bryan of Nebraska proceeds to extract a remark able amount of consolation from the election returns. The interview which Mr. Bryan gave to the press from Lin coln in which he analyzes the situation and finds vindication for himself and the democratic party in the election returns reminds us greatly of the statement given out by Mr. Thomas Sharkey after the battle with Mr. James Jeffries, in which the sailor pugilist emerged from an arnica bath and the operations of half a dozen anatomical architects who were patching him together, to remark that "Jeffries was a big stiff who couldn't fight a 3-year-old baby." Mr. Bryan says the results in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are of no significance. Kentucky's election he finds purely neg ative so far as republican success is con cerned. "What consolation can repub licans draw from the election in Ohio?" he exclaims dramatically. As for the result in South Dakota, that is "unim portant." But in Nebraska, there is where we get an idea of the beating of the public pulse, according to Mr. Bryan. The returns in Nebraska prove that the crime of '73 has not been forgotten, that the great dragon of Lombard street is still booked for decapitation, and that the divine ratio of 16 to 1 must be re stored. "Taken all in all," says Mr. Bryan, "the results of the election give all encouragement to those who hope for the overthrow of the republicans in the campaign next year." Happy Mr. Bryan! What childlike faith and confidence! What unlimited quantities of hot air he is breathing into the democratic political balloon in an endeavor to keep it out of the political ash barrel, whither it has been drifting ever since the election of 1896. The Filipinos have anew trinity which is hailed with adoration and adulation through the islands. It is a trinity of greatness and patriotism that is product ive of the most extravagant eloquence when its grandeur is extolled by the followers of Aguinaldo. It is composed of Bryan, Aguinaldo and another native leader whose name we have mislaid, but which is not vital for the purposes of this article. It is a' trinity that beats anything of the kind ever before set out to view. We have the assurance of the Filipino army that it is composed of three of tRe grandest individuals that ever breathed the free air or perspired in the summer sunlight. Up to the present time George Washington has been the idol of the natives, but Bryan has made the father of his country look like fifteen cents worth of ice on the back doorstep in the estimation of the Tagals. The echoes of his remarkable voice have ambled across the trackless pathway of the Pacific and whispered sweet music in the ears of Aguinaldo and his followers. A recent Filipino pronunciainento announces that the three persons heretofore alluded to are worthy of being placed side by side, in point of greatness. Mr. Bryan has cer tainly achieved a remarkable popularity on the other side of the water. And it must be flattering unction to his soul to know that he is stacked up as equal to so great and self-sacrificing a patriot as he and his retinue of anti-imperialists have pictured Aguinaldo to be. It is natural that every one should want to know about Mrs. Dewey. If there iB anything about the admiral that the American people don't know they She says her favorite author is Shake speare, and intimates say she reads everything good published. She is loved by children. Her nephew, "Ned" McLean, said when he heard of the engagement: "Dewey's in great luck." She will be at home next Christmas as the wife of Admiral Dewey at 1747 Rhode Island avenue. Nebraska is apparently determined that the republicanism of the country shall not be unanimous and accordingly she has returned a fusion majority. The returns from Nebraska are thickly whiskered and Mr. Bryan feels doubtless that he has delivered the administration a terrific upper-cut, in his own state anyway. The efforts of Mr. Brvan in his own state have been supreme. The great volume of his voice has rolled resistless ly during the campaign from the center all 'round to the sea. He has made speeches by the dozen, by the score, and by the hundred. His voice has sighed through the corn tassels, whispered to the wheat fields, tossed the tangled prairie grass and agitated the whiskers of the' entire commonwealth, and the wind mills in the state have never be fore whirled so rapidly and unceasingly as in the campaign just closed. Mr. Bryan's victory in Nebraska will proba bly make him the presidential candidate of the democratic party next year. In that event, the gloom of a thousand nights will be as the glaring light of midday when contrasted with the dark ness of the oblivion into which Mr. Bryan will be thrust by the sovereign people of the United States. 1 don't know it. But with Mrs. Dewey it is different. She is not so well known generally. Accordingly an eastern paper has summarized Mrs. Dewey in a few well chosen sentences, and this com pressed biography will serve the place of many columns. Here it is: .. She has given 50 different sittings to photopraphers. The day after the en gagement was announced 22 negatives were secured. She has caused the photographer's es tablishment to work night and day to meet the demand for her pictures. She owns the house occupied by Sec retary of War Alger when here, and now occupied by Secretary Hitchcock, She will continue to rent it. She is a thorough politician, and it is said, covets the position of first lady in the land. She said she did not want her pictures in any paper that was fighting her brother in the contest for governor of Ohio. She stops when in New York, at the Hotel Cambridge, Thirty-third street and Fifth avenue. She is described by the New York press as "not exactly pretty, but mag netic, vivacious, good-humored, and self possessed." She said the wedding would be very simple. "My future plans," said she, "will depend entirely upon Admiral Dewey. He has done the shooting, and must do the talking." She rode under the Dewey arch in New York and said: "It is splendid. Small wonder that the admiral appre ciated it so much." She expended, according to the New York Herald, over $8,000 on her wedding trousseau. She said to an interviewer: "Now, really, I mustn't talk. I'm just shop ping. Going to the dressmaker's? Oh, res a woman is always going there you mow." She told a friend: "Admiral Dewey maintains that he did nothing but his uty—at Manila, I mean." She laughingly said that the chorus "There goes the bride-elect," reminded her of comic opera, "and this" she added, "while I am trying on hats and jackets and selecting chiffons." She is known for the originality of her gowns, which are always artistic crea tions. She attended a private school in Cin cinnati until 13 years of age, when she was sent to the Ursuline convent in Brown county, Ohio, where she com pleted her education. The political sentiment of the United States at this time is decisively repub lican. Any one can go over the list of Btates and see that the republicans hold more than in 1896. Three general elec tions have taken place since that year and the net result is a strengthened re publican position. The four states gained are Kansas, Washington, South Dakota and Wyoming. Kentucky, which divided its electoral vote in 1896, is more strongly republican now than it was then. The single state regained by the democrats is Maryland, and this was managed only by a platform silent on silver and the rest of the Chicago plat form. Compared with 1896 the repub lican gain of electoral votes is twenty' two, the loss eight.. This change would make the electoral college stand repub lican 285, democratic 162. It is as close an estimate in actual figures as can be made. These are accomplished facts, Through three so-called off years the op position has done its utmost to turn the political tide. But it runs more power fully than ever. The democratic party itself has crumbled in attempting to de velop a weak spot in republican lineB. The army in the Philippines is hot on the trail of Aguinaldo the Slippery, day or two ago his secretary was cap tured and now comes the report that the official printing press, and sundry other immediate personal and official appur tenances of the self-constituted sover eign of the islands have fallen into the hands of the Americans. Deprived both of secretary and printing press we do not see how the insurrection can long survive. Senator Allison of Iowa 'has stated the whble Philippine question, in the fewest poesible words in the Indepen dent for Nov. His statement oc cupies one-half a page of t^at period- leal, and yet It covers the ground to the satisfaction of any reasonable person Mr. Allison says the islands became ours by the exchange of ratifications of the treaty with Spain. The insur rectlon began after the treaty was signed, and the president in trying to suppress it. The failure on his part to do so would subject hhn to the severest censure of congress and the American people. With the restora tion of peace and order congress will provide a government for the Filipinos in the spirit of liberty, justice, and civilization, and there is no reason to believe that it will not make such reg ulations for them as are consistent with "the largest measure of liberty possible for them, as well as the larg est local participation in the govern ment consistent with th«f situation there under our sovereignty and under our flag." The only alternative to this is the abandonment of the islands, but the president has no power to direct tills, as he cannot alienate ter ritory acquired. Congress can do so by law, and those who think we should surrender what we have gained there and wiuidraw our army and navy will have an opportunity of testing the sense of congress by offering proposi tions to that end." Reading between the lines, it is easy to see what will be the fate of any such proposition should the anti-expansionists care to offer it. The returns from Kentucky are the most interesting of any received from the elections Tuesday. Not so much for the principle involved in the election, or even because of the closeness of the contest between the republicans and democrats, but for their details of dead and wounded, lending the election, as they do, all the interest of a battle. A description of the election in that state sounds much like a South African casu alty list. The stranger who happens down in Kentucky along about election time would do well to travel in an armored car. Election is the great feud supply. When for any reason, such as the killing off of those interested, the stock of feuds in Kentucky runs low, there is a hotly contested election, and the majority of the electors go back home, each with a feud of his own. A ripe feud is extremely fatal, and during the coming year we may expect reports of casualties from the homing ground of colonels that will put the Philippines and South Africa to shame. General Sir Reovers Buller pauses long enough in his swift march to the rescue of Ladysmith to send a bulletin to the English war office which discloses his plan of operations against the Boers and shows that he has the situation in hand. He says: "I sent amounted in fantry to the left to attack the enemy's flank and endeavor to discover their laager." Here is the keynote to the whole campaign. They spell "laager" a little different over there, but it's with out doubt the same thing and General Buller proves his shrewdness in getting after the enemy's supply the first thing. If he can capture or destroy the Boers' laager the war will be brought speedily to an end. The hopelessness of a cam paign without laager would lead the Boer army to surrender in dismay. Henry Clews weekly trade review says: The elections had little effect. Their re sults however, were eminently satis factory to those who believe sound money and commercial expansion neces sary for the country's progress and pros perity. Of course in the next national election Mr. McKinley and Mr. Bryan will again be rival candidates. That is the natural consequence of Tuesday's elections but no sane individual has any misgivings about the outcome. The ad ministration has already been well sus tained continued prosperity will strengthen its hold upon popular imagi nation and the discontent upon which Mr. Bryan's fallacies chiefly thrived is now a thing of the past. Facts and cir cumstances are against any serious re vival of Bryanism. We beg to extend to the state of South Dakota an affectionate sisterly greeting, with congratulations. After weltering about in populism for several years, it appears from the election returns that some light has broken in upon the state, the bright and warm light of returning republicanism. We do not feel that Senator Pettigrew has gathered much consolation from the returns. And it is apparent that the mass of the people do not blush for the administration and the country to as great an extent as the South Dakota statesman. As official blusher, Senator Pettigrew is without doubt a glittering success but the peo ple are not with him. Senator Petti grew's finish is in plain sight, just a few steps down the political road. The anniversary edition of the Pioneer Press, issued upon the completion of its fiftieth year in existence, is an excellent one, and reflects the growth and develop ment of the great northwest, in the up building of which the Pioneer Press has been a potent factor. The edition is a splendid one typographically, and is of great historical value. 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