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She §i«smarch tribune.
Published every afternoon, except Sun­
day, at Bismarck, North Dakota, Is deliv­
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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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
She said to an interviewer: "Now,
really, I mustn't talk. I'm just shop­
ping. Going to the dressmaker's? Oh,
a woman is always going there you
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
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
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. No paper in the
northwest is better known and better
liked than the old reliable Pioneer
Press. None has been more steadfast to
its convictions, truer to its patrons and
to the country in which it has lived and
thrived. May it complete with, equal
credit to itself and benefit to the north­
west another fifty years, and may its
prosperity continue.
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