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Official Paper of Silver Bow County.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1S99.
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The attitude of the president on the
-, . , int. '
hnancial question is the natural and lt 0 lt
IS CONSISTENCY A VIRTUE?
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imate outgrowth of the doctrine that the
re.'ative values of silver and gold should !
be fixed by the world's exchanges—a doc
trine promulgated by the Anaconda
Standard, the leadin
in Montana, as long ago as the 9th of last
January, and disapproved in the editorial
columns of none of Its bourbon contempo
raries. It is not the purpose of the Inter
Mountain to infer that the president
gathered his inspiration from the utter
ances of the Anaconda newspaper, nor
would it be fair to assume that the pre
siding genius of that institution picked up
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democratic organ
his views on the financial question from
alty statements made in the past by the ]
chief executive of this nation. The coin
cidence of belief is attributable to no
''royal seizures" on the part of either, ;
and no "deadly parallels" figure in the j
incident. But it is said that great minds !
run in the same channels, and to Ibis law j
in metaphysics must be charged the fact)
■that both the president and the Standard j
are committed to the idea that the ratio :
of values between silver and gold is fixed i
by the world's exchanges.
While such a doctrine is the same in
quality and effect, whether advocated by
a republican in the city of Washington
or by a democrat in the city of Anaconda, j
there is an important line of (Demarkation '
between the parties referred to in the
mattei* of judgment as to ultimate re-'
suits in its practical application. Like
the president, the Standard formerly sup-I
piemented its views as to the potency of :
nte world's exchanges with the déclara- :
tion that the ratio was not material to j
tlie proper use of silver. Mr. McKinley '
makes it plain in his message that he still '
adheres to that idea, thereby following
the original proposition to a logical con
clusion. The Standard, on the contrary,
occupies the ridiculous position of being
committed to the doctrine that the
world's exchanges fix the relations of sil
ver and gold, while now assumin
in favor of the ratio of 16 to 1 !
For nearly a year, the Standard refus
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;
ed to retreat from the statement made in
4t.s editorial columns as to the ir
relevancy of the ratio, reaching that
point under apparent mental duress only
a few days ago, when c e unyielding po
sition of the Inter Mountain as to the
logic of the situation drove it to that ox
■treme. But no practical purpose is
.served through a declaration that the
■Standard is now in favor of the ratio of
16 to 1. while it still adheres to the idea
'that the world's exchanges fix me rela
five values of the two money metals.
There is an utter and wholly irréconcili
able antagonism between the two propo
sitions that immediately suggests itself
to any man of ordinary mental capacity.
They are as wide apart as black and
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to be 1
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white. Even the Standard is sufficiently
astute to make no effort to prove that its
present position in favor of 16 to 1 can
be cotemporaneously sustained with its
present attitude on the efficacy of the
world's exchanges in the adjustment of
the ratio. Therefore, it throws itself
back on its editorial haunches, elevates
its nose toward the moon, and fills in the
long dreary hours of its existence baying,
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at the president for exercising the virtue ,
of consistency.
It is true, the Standard claims exemp- 1
tion from comparisons with the presi- !
dent, on the grounds that it is not a na
tional issue; but while the distinction
between the two can lie readily recog
nized without a field glass, it is well to
bear In mind, even in politics, Lhe ethics 1
of the greatest of all law-givers—the 1
words of the humble Nazarene. Jesus ;
recommended that the right to cast the!
first stone be accorded the man who was !
himself without sin. This applies to one]
phase of life as well as to another. Until !
tlie Standard explains its position as to 1
its advocacy of the doctrine that the ratio !
is fixed by the world's exchanges, its'
advocacy of n single standard democrat j
, lor United States senator last winter, and '
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,
its repudiation of the co-operative policy
of 1 $96, through which it was claimed
free coinage could alone be attained, it
is in no position to pose as the leader
of the silver democracy and criticise the !
financial conclusions of the president of :
,, TT a at
tne i mteu states.
iN IDAHO AND MONTANA.
Advices from Idaho indicate that the
silver republicans of that state are very
indignant over the position taken by ex
Sena tor Fred Dubois, and other mem
bers of tin- late Chicago committee meet
tion in this state, they will denounce At
kinson, Boutwell and their traitorous
creed so thoroughly that there will be no
doubt as to their position in such mat
ters. I do not believe that there are a
dozen silver republicans in the state who
i would stay in a convention where such a
sentiment could find lodgement in a reso-
' Union. When it is said that the compo
^ ^ senate of lhe United states
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cal way with Edward Atkmson and other
odoriferous copperheads of that type.
A dispatch from Boise says the silver re- '
ling, relative to co-operating in a politi

publicans are "all talking about it in a
manner that is anything but that of en
dorsement." Hon. \V. E. Borah, one of
the most prominent silver republican
leaders in that state, says:
We have no means of knowing here
certainly, what the silver republicans
may do in the national convention, but
1 will
SU ch that nothing can oe done for sil
! yer for many years and that in tne mean
1 \ entitle the opinion that when the
■ rcDUblicans again meet in conven- :
time we shall recruit our strength by
j wallowing in the debauchery of absolute
'disloyalty and keep company with such 1
runtied and despised men as Atkin
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son . then about ail has been said in the
way of a funeral oration for the silver
republicans that it is necessary to say.
About all there would be left to do would
be to elect an actuary to prepare the mor
tuary tables. If Senator Dubois used
those words attributed to him it is great
ly to be deplored because he certainly
M sKST-teESrs s is
party he Is a member of. It seems to
..... utter- j
incredible that he should have
?d sucli sentiments.
What is true of the silver republicans
in Idaho is likewise true of the silver re
] publicans in Montana and other states,
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They will submit to no political alliance
with men who have shown the cloven foot
of treachery to the interests of the na
tion in times of war.
The members of the silver republican
party in Montana will be called upon to
endorse such arrant traitors as Atkin
son and his ilk, under the leadership of a
man who is himself a traitor to the party
which he will assume to lead. Last year,
Charlie Hartman accepter?'with thanks
a congressional nomination tendered by
the silver republicans of this s*ate, at a j
time when he was under a secret pledge j
to Hie democratic leaders to bolt the con- j
vent ion that honored him with a nomir j
nation, and had agreed to help elect th
democratic nominee. He accepted the
declarations of the silver republican plat
form, while planning to defeat the party
that enunciated them. Hypocrisy never
: had an abler or more faithful représenta
: tiw '-.ran Hartman.
hi
j Aftei
' Ph'^S'e to stand by his colors to the end,
' betrayed the party in a most shame
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nomination, «.nd hi. public |
j ful mummer and assisted in the election
1 of the democratic nominee. Not only
; did he resign in behalf of the democratic
candidate, but he attempted to break
up and destroy the duly constituted silver
republican state committee, forcing it in
1 to court for its own preservation. The 1
1 courts sustained the original organiza- j
! tion, and Hartman was by resolution
read out of the party as a traitor who
was undeserving of any further consid
eration at its hands. Notwifh,stand- j
ing this, he posed as a repiTsentative sil
ver republican from Montana in the late
committee meeting in Chicago, and was
recognized as such by his fellow dem
ocrat, Charles Towne, who has been un
der democratic pay as provisional chair
man of the national silver republican
party.
To such men as Dubois in Idaho and
Hartman tn Montana, the democratic :
leaders look for a manipulation of the
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able t0 denver the goods in Idaho, and
silver republican party that will lead
it to endorse the conduct of Edward At
kmson, who endoa\orea to excite
tiny among the American volunteers in ;
the Philippines. Mr. Dubois will not be 1
Mr. Hartman will find himself
same fix in Montana. While recogniz- j
1
ing that Atkinson is just as good a man i
as Hartman, the silver republicans of
• his state have no use for either. « I
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The constantly increasing pi ice or wool
in j
under the Dingley bill, bas put tlie gay ;
and festive free trade writers of Mon- j
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, tana to sleep. Seven cent wool under j
Grover Cleveland and the Wilson bill are j
1 reminiscences that do not look well in
! print
1
the
can again breathe easy. If Roberts can
not take his seat in congress, the mis
sionary field is still open to him.
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Fighting in the Transvaal has gotten
j beyond the limits of recreation, and is
' now down to a business basis.
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1 down tin* surplus of single women has j
, bc-n appropriately rebuked, the country
A proposition to Increase the municipal
indebtedness to the extent of $1.200,000
was defeated by the tax-payers of Hel
ena. An attempt will be made to effect
an increase of half that amount.
HAS NO DEFENDERS.
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In seeking to annul the work of the
legislative assemble through his Influ !
g- me assemblj, through his infiu [
! once as the chief executive officer of the .
: state, Governor Smith apparently has no
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defenders in the democratic press. j
While his action naturally would find
in this state, it must be any
thing but gratifying to bis excellency do !
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no supporters in the t lark wing of the i
democracy, for it was intended to serve !
», . har to the »»aims of ,1„1 Unlt.l

States senator elected by a democratic
legislature in this state, it must be any
sney ;_to I
s ardor j
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By the ant.-L lark newspapers. ■ |
Nothing lias been done by the latter'to :
' relieve the governor of the suspicion that !
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his action in the matter was an after- |
thought—so long an after-thought, in :
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fact, as to imply a com letion that had j
been thoroughly rubbed in. |
see 'Be chilly reception accorded Ills ardor |
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It was a most extraordinary step for j
the executive branch of the state govern
ment to seek to annul the work of the
legislative branch, outside his veto pre
:
rogatives, regardless of what that work
may have been.
Acting in the capacity of governor, he
might with equal propriety utter a pub
lic protest against the enforcement of
some law previously enacted by the legis
lature with his official approval, as to file
with the senate of the United States a
protest against seating a man who had
!
) J0Pn elected a member of that bodv.
1
Governor Smith had an opportunity to
take up arms agriinst Senator Clark in a
perfectly legitimate way, just as he has
always registered his opposition to any
law passed by the use of the veto power,
All the statements made in the protest 1
7 *. « "JTTT 77 ,T
^ 0,e *Be ceitifkate of election issued to
j Mr. Clark. I
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The governor knew as much about the,
true inwardness of the legislative scandal
before he signed that certificate as he has
been able to learn since.
There is no question about this.
Why, then, did he not refuse to sign the
certificate that gave Mr. Clark the right
to take his seat in the senate?
If convinced of that gentleman's guilt,
he couhl have easily withheld his signa
ture from so important a document.
An action to compel him to affix his sig
nature would have been brought, as a
matter of course, but such an action
would have enabled him to publicly set
j forth his objections to the endorsement
j of an act which lie regarded as a crime, j
j it would, in short, have given the anti- !
j Clark men all the opportunity that .could ,
have been desired to make out their case
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I against that gentleman, and if thego\ei- |
nor had been finally compelled to sign the !
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(.ei tificate, a recital 01 the conditions 1
under which Mr. Clark secured it would
i have been far more influential in the
a ' e 6 6 lm U nt at m .
I work of expelling him from the setlate ]
To an unbiased observer of current
| than any 0 f the devices now resorted to. j
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events, it looks as if the blundering tac- j
tics of the Anaconda Standard and its ;
friends, w hich did so much last fall and I
w inter to elect Mr. Clark, are being re- ]
pea ted in the remarkably brilliant coups
with which they are trying to place
1 söt of Jackscrews under the new senator
j »«> holst him out of his chair in the senate
°I lhe I nited States
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fornia, Delaware and Pennsylvania will
: elect republican senators, and Utah a
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in life that when he is down a good many
Aguinaldo is learning the great lesson
vn a good mt
of his friends are willing to kick him.
THE NEW CONGRESS AND THE OLD ,
Henry Loomis Nelson, in Harper's
Weekly; The senate of the Fifty-sixth
congress contains 52 republicans, 26 dem
: ocrats, 4 populists, 2 members of the sil
ver party and 2 independents. There are
j four vacancies by reason of the failure
! of the state legislatures to elect. Cali
democratic senator. When this is done
the republicans will have a majority over
all of 20. fn the house of representatives j
there are 185 republicans, 164 democrats, !
5 populists and 3 of the silver party. 1
Therefore the republican party absolute-|
; jy controls the government, and ist re- I
1 sponsible for the legislation that will bo j
j of two in the senate, and in the house a
1 majority of fifty-six. It would probably
i ] lave i )ePn impossible to enact a sound
currency law in the last congress, bytrea
I s ° n of th c number of silver republican
I senators, and there is a sufficient number
! them in the new senate to make the
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'effort doubtful, although the chances
; arP that a gold standard bill could event
j "ally be forced through the senate, and,
therefore, through congress,
j Jn ]ookins over th e new lists of w,em
j bora of fhe tiwo houses one is struqk by
!'Be greater number ot new senators and
nacted, and for whatever failures of leg- j
1 isiation there may lie. In the Fifty-fifth
congress the republican had a majority
representatives, and in the senate by the
! number of members whose first service
i in the federal government is in this
branch of the legislative body. There are
j r,g (> f ttie 86 elected senators who began
their careers as members of the federal
overnment in tin- senate. Some of them
have been state legislators and gover
nors. but none of these 56 ever had any
training in federal affairs until he took I
his seat in -the senate. Of these 56, 15 j
arc from 12 states of the far west, the ]
northwest and the Pacific coast. The
mining states nearly always sent to the
senate men who have developed their |
mineral resources, and not the men who
have had experience at Washington as J
delegates and representatives. Twenty-j
one of the 56 are southern senators, many j
of whom, like Kenney of Delaware, Me
Laurin and Tillman of South Carolino,
Pritchard and Butler of North Carolina,
represent the new element In the south—
the e i Pm ent which has pushed to the rear |
the rather threadbare and useless states- j
ma » n ' although rhey were men of dignity ;
! and l ' har ^'. tt " r of ante-bellum days, and j
[ set the deities of ignorance and populism
. ' 11 their places. The New England dele- ;
Sa -!-° n in lbt ' senate is composed of fa- j
miliar names—the names of men who ;
j have served the country for many years. i
° ne m _ i,n only among the 12 senators was
!
, elected because he had wealth, and Mr. >
i Wetmore and Mr. Platt of Connecticut, !
! are the only two who had never seen.fed- ;
T." «Ä'g.'ri 5
Mi- Wetmore. however, had been gov- :
ernor of Rhode Island, while Mr. Piatt
bad been speaker of the Connecticut ■
house of representatives. Of the 12, at :
I least six rise to the grade of statesmen, |
j Connecticut. Maine and Massachusetts j
I being, without question, the states, of
| ail the union, best represented in the sen- !
: ate. j
! New York has the best known new sen- !
ator of the body in the person of Mr. De
| paw, whose ability as a legislator is yet
: to be tested. If the senators look to their i
I new colleague for amusement merely. !
j they are not likely to be disappointed, j
| and if Mr. Platt expects a loyal coad- I
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jutor, he, too, will probably be satisfied t
! with the legislature's choice of its con- !
stant old friend. Indiana presents Mr. I
Beveridge, who goes to Washington with j
the reputation of an able man and an or- !
ator. That he is master of certain kinds j
of rhetorical flowers he has already de- i
monstrated. The state of Montana has !
contributed W. A. Clark, said to be its ;
richest citizen. What else he is besides 1
a resident of the city of New York and i
the purchaser of high-priced paintings is i
yet to be developed. I
It is an interesting fact that the south
has abandoned its practice of keeping its
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senaL 1» in public life, and of promoting
its tried men to the house of représenta- 1
fives. This old habit, by which the south, !
during so many years of the history of j
the republic, maintained its ascendency j
in the national councils, has now yielded
to a modern movement. Twenty of the ;
30 southern senators are serving their i
first terms. Nine who have been senators !
for more than six years are John T. Moi- j
an. James IC. Jones. James H. Berry '
william Lindsay, Donelson ("afterv i
1 Owjw <J- VeM Francl»M. Cneltre" Wil- j
™rr>,v?
and influence fiom the south, and one of
I these, Lindsay of Kentucky, is sure to be j
] retired by the Goebelites on the expira- :
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tion of his term in 1901, while the seat of
Senator Morgan of Alabama
also .
threatened by the "new element." Among ]
paratively new senators !
the present comparatively new senators i
are some of the most vexatious charac- i
ters of the body, such as Tillman of South
•Carolina, and Marion Butler of North !
Carolina. What is true of the senate is !
not true also of the house of représenta- ;
tuts, ,.o fai as the south is concerned.
Ot the nine districts of Alabama only two
return new representatives. In Florida
and Georgia there are no changes. In
Kentucky, four of the eleven members are ]
new; in Louisiana, two of the six are
new; In Maryland, four of the six. In I
Misisssippi, the whole delegation was re- '
turned. In Missouri, only three of the
fifteen members arc new. North Carolina
f nil thA
makes the worst showing of ail the
southern stakes, having changed six of
her delegation of nine. Tennessee has
j ten districts, and only one new member, j
! h!.'I* vv !.? , tn 1 P lt s entu
UNIS, ana west \llgmia two new out Ot I
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1 tne men from the south Who will not ;
j ippear in the Fifty-sixth congress, and
| who will be greatly missed, are Richard j
! P. Bland of Missouri, who is dead: Alex- i
I ander M. Docker, of the same state, a
1 we ll-informed member on the subject of
public institutions; Mr. Sayre of Texas,
who possesses the same taient; and Ben- ;
ton McMillan of Tennessee, now governor
] j,j s s t a t; e , \y e shall have some old 1
j friends, however, especially Mr. Catch
I ings of Mississippi, the ablest southerner
on the floor.
j The change of members in the southern
; s i- a l es docs not indicate an indifference
of the people to the value of old servants.
I
Perhaps popular indifference may be said
] to mark congressional elections generally,
I and it is quite likely that some men have
ramained in the house of representatives
term after term because there was no one
to dispute their possession. But as a ;
rule the man who is kept in the senate or
the house is one who, for some reason or
other. has proved useful to his state or
eonstituents. or who has made his fellow- !
citizens proud of him. Changes of rep- I
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resentatives indicate generally indifferent ,
men, or worse, or else a popular restless
ness and protest against existing politi- j
eal conditions. Tn the southern states we
are seeing in the senate the results of a
revolt of the substratum democrats ]
against the old-fashioned democracy, j
whose leaders were the democratic aids
tocrats who nearly forty years ago led i
their states into rebellion against the ;
general government. Here is also the ex- j
pression of a protest of offended people
against what they regard as the betrayal
ot their party and its principles by the
coterie of democrats in congress led once
by Samuel J. Randall and atterwards by
Arthur P. Gorman. Those who think
they were thus betrayed have 'turned
j from itheir free-trade and sound-money
! principles to populism—from the old lead
1 ers like Carlisle. Wilson, Caffe ry, Wade
Hampton and John B. Gordon to now
I leaders like Tillman and Marion Butler,
j The result is bad for the south and has
j greatly contributed to lhe degeneracy of
the senate. New England and the conn
try, on the other hand, have been greatly '
benefited, and will continue to be lienr
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filed by the services of Senatorst Hoar,
Lodge, Hale, Hawley, Piatt and Aldrich.
Of the twenty-three representatives from
New England only five arc new men.
In the middle states there is no senator
who has yet attained distinction as a leg
isiator. General Sewell stands well as a
man of influence, and may be counted
as a good man of the second rank. Ilis
colleague. John Kean, is new to the sen
ate. but he was once a member of the
house of representatives and made a
creditable record there. New York, now
that Mr. Depew is a senator, wifi not
remain wholly silent in the debates of the
body. Pennsylvania may possibly be fitly
represented, although Senator Penrose
lias not yet taken advantage of his oppor
tunity to show that he is of old-time
senatorial timber. .
Changes in the middle states represent
ition in the house are numerous. Thir
I teen of the thirty members from Pennsyl
j vania, and nineteen of the thirty-,four
] from New York, are new. In New Jersey,
two of the eight are new. This, however.
does not indicate as grievous a state of
| affairs as might be presumed from 'Be
mere statistics. Pennsylvania has one
J distinguished member. Galusha A. Grow.
who was speaker in 1861. and one strong j
j leader, John Dalzell of Pittsburg. She ,
has also some useful members, the city of 1
Philadelphia having the wholesome fash- ;
ion of retaining its members, sometimes 1
for many years. General Bingham andj
| Mr. Harmer from the city for examnle !
j are the veterans of the house, and Mr!
; Robert Adams, who has been in the diplo- !
j matlc service, promises well, Mr. Brosius '
ot the Lancaster district is a worthy
; member, but there is not a man of first
j fate importance, except Mr. Dalzell, in
; any of the middle states congressional
i delegations. Sereno E. Payne, James \y. ;
Wadsworth and James S. Sherman—all of
> New York—are valuable members and I
! men of a good deal of influence. They !
; are excellent committeemen and arc '
5 5,'"^ J*»""*
: Rom the state. Mr. Payne will be titular
leader of the house. Sulzcr is the most
■ distinguished New York representative 1
: on the democratic side of the house, and ;
| that he is put forward by Mr. Croker for ;
j the leadership of the minority is inter-I
eating, it shows, first, the appearance |
! of Croker on the field of national
j and. third, Croker's notion of a states
! man. Among the representatives of the
( of New \ ork there is not a man who
would be missed, and only three at the
i outside—'McClellan. Levy and Chauler—
! who are fitted by either intelligence or
j character to be members of congress. But
I with the exception of John Murray Mitch
ell, who was
t oll > who was a useful and industrious
! member, not one of the men whom the
I ne ' v representatives have replaced was
j one whit better. And this is true of the
! now and old members of Pennsylvania
j also. Of the New Jersey delegation, Mr.
i Fowler lias shown the possession of a
! sood deal of ability, especially on the
; financial question.
1 , New England and the middle states
i nave very little debating talent, so far as]
i '\> e >£ llC u V "' Jobn , Dalzell is the real leader |
I ?,?house although Sereno E. Payne is !
llkel> to be the ^airman of the ways and ]
means committee. Dalzell is, however, by
far the abler man, and probably intel
lectually the strongest man in the house,
1 Mr. Moody of Massachusetts is the only
! other eastern member who is likely to
j develop into one of the leading men of
j congress. He is now in his third con
gress. Mr. Charles A. Russell, of Con
; necticut, is a member of the ways and
i means committee, and is respected. Bou
! teIle of Maine is one of the best men in
j the ho . use - Rut Dalzell and Moody are
' in re , alit > r lhe onl - v men from the cast who
i can Be classified as first-class men. This
j Sf t *St XïiSwïnaïwiSy'îSS'iï
XK
:jr. The loss of Mr. Joseph Henry Walk- ,
j er, of Massachusetts, is also a serious !
: one, for with all his eccentricities, he was i
" reat service in the discussion of
of
. financial questions, although he was very j
] difficult in the committee-room and in the
! Preparation of financial le
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i preparation of financial legislation. ;
i tn tlle middle west there are some ex- |
cellent debaters in the sénat, and two ]
! senators at least—John C Spooner of
! iseonsin, and Allison of Iowa-who
; "Uh XrTÄ, afl ha&
aa j dj to expect something remarkable
0 f Mr. Beveridge of Indiana, and we Know •
Burrows of Michigan and Foraker of ;
Ohio. Minnesota has a very strong rep-]
] rsentation in the senate in Knute Nel
son and Cushman K. Davis. Cullom and
I Mason of Illinois are well known, and
' Cullom is a worthy seantor. Mason is
ja« orator of the florid kind.
In the house middle west représenta- I
tion there have been a number of i
changes. In Illinois, eight of the twen- !
t y' two representatives are new; *n In
j xôwa!' there are ^ve^new out"'of'eleven"
j n Michigan, four out of twelve; in Ohio
I »... tiventv-nne The mirtrll»
J west is very much superior in its senators
; and representatives to the middle states.
it has no really first-rate man, except
j perhaps Mr. Hitt, but it has a number
i of serviceable men of long experience and
sufficient talent—men who are often
more useful legislators than more bril
liant members. Among these useful and
; meperienced representative*! Joseph E.
Cannon, chairman of the appropriations
1 committee, must he counted very high;
and in the Illinois delegation, besides
Mr. Henderson, the speaker, we have,
Mr. Hepburn, who has distinguished him
self. He lias been, and is to be again
chairman of the committee on inter-state
and foreign commerce, and from that
vantage-ground ho hopes to push through
the Nicaragua canal bill at this session.
Tn the Minnesota delegation, Mr. Janies
T. McCleary has made his mark in llnan
vial legislation, and is the author of an
admirable banking and currency bill,
; From Ohio the most distinguished repre
sentalive Is Charles H. Grosvenor, who
is hardly, however, to be taken as a seri
ous contribution to the legislative or ora
! tal ? nt ,°. f , the house of representa
I 'T™ 3 be -^
lead attacks, feigned or real, on the civil
, i-»»
of note amunar the members from the mid
j d i tf west. The only member of the Fif
ty-fifth congress from this section of the
country who was not returned to the Fif- j
] ty-sixth, who will be missed, and whose
j absence will be a loss to congress, is Hen
ry U. Johnson, of Indiana, whose talents
i and independence made him a man ot
; note and importance. j
j J* 1 R 10 delegation from the far west
and the Pacific coast, more than half the
! Ca lf o/ nla representatives are new-four
r ,. om Co j orado are old; five of the seven
from Kansas are new. The Montana
niember Is new. Three of the six from
Nebraska are new men. The North Da
u 0 ta member and the South Dakota
members are new; so is one of the two
| Oregon representatives; so is the Utah
member, Brigham H. Roberts, whose seat
is to be contested on the ground that he
is living in violation of the anti-polyg
amy law. The two Washington mem
Bers and the Wyoming member are new.
' 11 almost a brand-new delegation
' comes ft'°m 'Be northwest and the Pacific
coast. Of thirty-two districts, twenty
- one have returned new men. although
th]v „ u£ these serV ed in the Fifty-fourth
' congress
j vmong the senators from this part of
country is by far the most accorn
pushed orator of the senate. Mr. Wol
cott; and his colleague, Mr. Teller, was a
very influential and highly respected
member of the body, until he gave up ali
his old political associates for the cause
of silver. Senators Stewart and Jones
will continue to talk about silver; but
the senate has lost Mr. White of Cali
fornia. and, happily, William V. Allen
of Nebraska, whose chief accomplish
ment was the power to talk for days
against time. Perhaps Mr. Bryan will
come back in his stead, by appointment
of the governor, for Monroe L. Hayward,
the republican senator who was elected
; to succeed Allen, is said to be dying,
] Something of importance 1s expected
! Mv «inmn the new senator from
; from Mr. Simon, ........ .. .......
j Oregon. , :
! The political complexion of congress
has already been given. Ordinarily In
; the mid-term elections the voting goes
I against ^B® 1 : ' rrvi né the
1 immirv and h'iviiwïongress in sympathy
: ^'" h^ auOiig the last two years of
ihjs term of office. He has a much smaller,
| nla j ül .j t y j n the house than he had in the;
j Kifty-fifth congress, but a larger one]
, in t he senate. Some of the changes in ;
1 t) 1P party balances in the house (lelega- ;
; tions are' interesting as showing the ten
1 acity of the hold on th? country which
was gained by the republican party in
! isor, mho .„„n, ,
democrats, 17 republican^rifd^.n^nonm
! list, instead of 55 democrats '>6 rennh
' Means and 5 populists. In ' New Éng
land.'the democrats gained only 2, both
' n Massaehuetts. In the middle states
th ® democrats have 30 representatives,
a nd the republicans 42, in the present
; house. In the Fifty-fifth congress the
ü?i iu .. blicans had 6:5, and the democrats 9.
I A ner ® was the great turning over. In
! Hj® state of New York, the delegation in
' ,iêmnerofi° US T stL ,? d republicans to 6
'SS tao »TÄ
The Pennsylvania deleteHnn in thr, ii = s
house stood 27 republicans to 3 democrats
1 in the present house it stands 20 to 10
; The changes in the middle west were
; slight. It was in New York and the
southern states that the strength of the
| democratic movement was felt in 1898.
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