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VOL. IX. FORT MILL, S. C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 24,1!?00. NO. .!2. WCTORY FOR STRIKERS Readme'and Lehieli Companies Gran the Demands of the Miners. WILL ARBITRATE GRIEVANCES TIi^DpcIkIoii Arrived ?*t After . ? T\v? C'otiferenre of Opemtoi w in 1M.I1 :it<lel[>liin ? Ttie I in:in< ial l.ntw C'itil.i'il ! I.y the Strike l?10.?00.000 ? Number ?>l Mm Who Went Out About 140,000. I ?I. ;t..I. a' -> ? . ? 1110 prom Mrike of tlio anthracite mine workers of lVunsylvnuia practically ended Wednesday. when the Philadelphia & Heeding Coal & Iron Company and I ho l.ehigh Vnlloy Coal Company agreed to :il*olisli tlio sliding soalo in their rospootivo regions and to grant an advance in tragos of ton pot* oont. u.-t, tlio advanoo to romain in opora thin until April I. 11)01. or tlioroaftor. This notion moots tlio demands of tlio Soranton Minors' Convoution. Tlio derision was arrived tit after a two days' ootiforonoo liolwoon reprosontat iv? s of tlio individual coal operators and tin largo coal carrying companies. ? It is conceded that the rosuit of the conference is a complete victory for the men. All the demands of their Convention are acceded to, and as one of the individual operators put it after the conference, the operators go a little further in agreeing to maintain tlie wage advance after Anril 1 Tlio Heading Company's notice reads: "The Philadelphia & Heading Coal iV Iron Company hereby withdraws the notice posted October It. 1000, and. to bring about praetiea! uniformity in i!m* atlvanee of wajres in the several o.il regions, gives notiet* that it will suspend the operation of the sliding scale, will pay ten per cent, advance on September wages till April l. lOol, and iliercaIter until further notice; : id will tak?* up with it> mine en: i loyt s any grievances which they may have." The strike begun on September 17. Pi ten days 1-in.ooo men and hoys were nut. Soon afterward praclleally every mine in the anthraeite region was rinsed. The coal basins extended over in area of I To square miles. The cause of the strike was the refusal of the operators to recognize the miners* union, abolish company stores and advance wages at least ten per cent. Later at a convention in Scranton the strikers modified their demands. The militia was sent to the Shenandoah district after a Sheriff's posse had tired on marchers then*. The mil ilia was also sent to the Panther Creek Valley to disperse marchers. The total financial loss is estimated at SIO.eno.lHHl. as follows: Loss in w ages. S l.tHiu.ooo; hiss to operators, Sl.noo.tHK); loss in railroad earnings, $",000,000. WILLIAM L. W.LSQN DEAD. ('armor l'o?lirmstei-Ctcneral tiutl Author of Wilson Turin' Kill. Lexington, V:i. iSpecial t. -- William L. Wilson. President or Washington siii<i Leo I'nivtTsiiy and former I'ostUi: -It r 'I ral. dit'tl suddenly of colt -lion of (lie lungs. lie had lteen j fading over since his return front Ari- ; zona, lie was conscious until the last, j William Lytic Wilson was horn in IK}::, near Charlestown. W. Va. When studying in the I'niversity of Virginia. ]Sf?1. the Civil War broke out, and lie enlisted as a private in the Confeder- ' ate army At the close of the war lie studied law, and later aeeepted a position oi assistant professor of Latin find Creek, wlileh he held till 1ST I. Tn 1TS0 lie was elected a dc'egnlo T< the ltenioeratie National Convention and ele' tor at large for Hancock ami IL'.glisii. After two years of law am polities lie accepted the presidency of tlte I'niversity of West Virginia. Init in a few months ran as a candidate for tiie Cony-eighth Congress, lie wat elected, and tool; his scat in LHNd. Mr. Wilson succeeded Mr. Springet as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and carried through tlte measure known as tlte Wilson Tariff hill. In the parliamentary struggles over this ' .till Mr. Wilson's health broke down. ITe^ioen; tIn ml called him to t1 * t'nbinot as Post master-! ietieral At iin- expiration of Mr. Cleveland's sirnml irnn as President Mr. Wilson returned lo college life, accepting t he pivsldemj ? !' Washington ami !,< ?. University. Since then he lias led the scholar's life. I'romtmoil l'mrif. Archibald Clavering Ciinther. the (?a!ito'.iilit novelist getv $7."?,0(Hi of his mother's estate by a will tiled at San 1 raneisco. Until tlie I'rince of Wales and King A let or Kninianuel of Italy have a nervous affection of the muscles of the face which makes the left eye blink e instantly. It seems that the young King ot Italy, economically inclined though he 1 . in nil other respects, intends to in d dge in good music and plenty of it. llntli he and his Queen are passiona rely fond of music. The new French duel rode provides ili.it lu the future no duel can end without the shedding of blood, and no account of the proceeding shall be published ir the itisuli causing the duel was not made nubile THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. W ASHINGTON ITKMS. A rigid investigation of tlu? collision between the torpedo boats Dahlgren and Craven, off Newport, lias been begun. The annual reports of the SnrgeonCeneral of the Artn.v and the Superintendent of the West Point Military Academy were made public. Secretary Long ordered that there be no further proceedings in the court of inquiry to determine the responsibility for the grounding of the Oregon. Confirmation has been received of the execution of Chang-Ycn-TIoon. former Chinese Minister to the Cnited States. The battleship Texas lias been placed out of commission at the llrooklyn Navy Yard, where she will receive ex tensive repairs. AllK'rt 1?. Creen. of the General band Otlice. has been solocled :is chief of the now division of forestry of the Interior Department. Baron I'mvm. I'.nlian Atniiassador. presented his credentials front his new master. Kins Hnnnanuel. on; ai>oi*ti:i> ist.Asns. Tliirteen I'nited States soldiers are missing in Luzon. Philippine Islands, and are helieved to have been captured by insurgents. The insurgents surprise1* a party of American scouts at Takloban. Leyte Island. P. I., killing three and mutilating their bodies. The I'nited States Supreme Court advanced the cases involving the extension of the Constitution to Porto ltico and lite Philippines to the second week in November. Major Pram-is s. Dodge. Paymaster of tite Division of Culm, is ill in Havana with yellow fever. A new modern pest oflice building for the Philipnines is to be built in Manila at an early date. Two Americans were wounded and twenty insurgents killed and forty wounded in a light in Northern I'anay, T\ I. i5t?M I;STIC. Severe earilnpiake shocks occurred a! Kodiak. Alaska, and one life was lost. Masked men blew tip with dynamite the safe of the Farmers' Hank, at Nevada. Mo., securing The attempt to introduce "Headings frout the Bible Selected for the Public Schools" into the Chicago schools was ucicau'ii ny l vote ot T lltrieen In six. lii i!. .1 W Fisher. n noted hriynde i enmmamter in the Civil War. died a? Cheyenne. Wyo.. aged eighty-six years. He leaves a number of t-liil dren ami yrainlehildren. The niiislcrai season open ed in New Jersey. A 1>ill which will be presented at the next meeting of ilie California Legislature provides for the arrest of children between the ayes <>f eight and fourteen years, and forbids 'heir employment. except ditrintr certan. nortiotis of the year, by business Arms. Jewelry worth sjn.oou was stolen frinn the Inune of Mr. and Mrs. Charles rtizer. near Hcrnardsville. N. J. Vice-Clianeelior Pitney, in Trenton. X..!.. in is judicial capacity, intimated that there are no trusts. State it-imps turned hack 21)00 strikers who had inarched into the Panther Creek Valley. Pemi.. to try to elose the collieries in operation there. Lisbon Fallows wrote to the Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes, at New Haven, j i (>nn.. suggesting lie devote part of | 1:is inherit:;nee to a fund for worr | out ministers of the tSospel. i n?- wimei iin-Htiui'iiicniN mr Tiie mail service to the Yukon and Atlin districts in Alaska will l?p tin* same us those prevailing tin* winter of 1 SOt 1-1! KM). Ii is reported at San Francisco that the nvw of til" nessing ship lymslng hail mutinied. killed Hi" captain and deltlcil on an i.*. ml in the South Seas. There lias hcon a heavy fall of snow In the Uio (1 ramie valley in Texas. The Flench Fine steamer I.a Lorraine arrived at New York City having broken down at s< a and repaired her own engine. Falwin Fletcher, one of a family of steeple climbers, fell seventy-two feet from a chimney at Attlchoro, Mass., and was killed.. Coventor l'in.grec's bills for a poptthf vote on a Constitutional amendment to tax railroads at aetnnl value and for the repeal special charters have be,?ii passed liy the Michigan Legislature. .lames Adams, of I'.erkeley Springs. \V. Va.. who went to the Klondike three years ago. lias amassed a fortune which he estimates at S.Tim mi,'too. roKKK.N. Queen Yieioria has prorogued the Itritisli Parliament until early in I?e eemiier. Cenernl Linares has been gazetted as Spanish Minisb r of War. and (Jenera I Asscarraga as President *?f the acnair. Itnssia announced that because of success in Manchuria it will act with miii' ind ".n n<h ncc of the I'owits in China. ltepresentat ivos of all the nlli"d Powers met in j'ck >. <'hina. to he pin nepnt in ions upon tin* l?asis of the French proposals. President l.ouhet. of France, pave a baiuptrt at the Klysoe Palace at Paris in honor of Kinp Leopold of Pelpintn. (>? neral Koherts lias issued an or I der rentovlnp the restrict ion on exj ports from the Transvaal and the Ornnpo Hirer colonies ' MOTHER RACE FOR COP. Upton's Challenge Accepted by the New York Yacht Club. MATCH WILL OCCUR IN AUGUST. The Ntiur of Sir Thomas'* New Yacht Will 15c Shamrock II ? Condition). ot IiaccH Same us Prevailed in I.ast Contest? Speculation ok to Who Will Defend Trophy Against tho Challenger. New Vork City (Special). Sir Thomas Liptoif>; challenge for the America's Cup was formally laid before the members of the New York Yacht Club at a special meeting la id for that purpose. Without a dissenting voice the challenge was voted a hearty acceptance by the hundred or more members that thronged the famous model room, where the meeting was held. Speculation was not wrong when it decided that the new challenge would not differ in its terms from the former one sent by Sir Thomas. In the dates suggested for the races alone is there variation. The challenge, which conies through the Koyal I Ister Yacht flub, names, according to the requirements of toe deed of gift. Sir Thomas I.iptou as owner of tIn* challenging vessel; Shamrock II.. a cutter-rigged yacht measuring Sb.o feet oil the load water line as the challenger: August 1!0. 'J'J and '21 of next year as the date for the races, and requests that the starts, courses and other details be left subject to the same conditions a- governed the races between Columbia and the lirst Shamrock last year. A committee was appointed, with power to accept the challenge for the club, and to arrange the terms ol* the match. This committee will later in the year meet a similar committee from the Itoyal lister Yacht flub, and full details of tlie sailing of the races will then be agreed upon. After tlte meeting the question of a new defender was discussed. Various suggestion of more or less plausibility as to the defensive cauqinign went the rounds, lty some It was said, with no quotation of authority, that at least two defenders would be 1 suflt. and that a local designer would furnish the boards for one of the new yaelits. The owners of the latter yacht were hinted at as a syndicate composed of three or four yachtsmen who have boon prominent in racing off Newport. As to the owners of the first yacht, all *liose who didn't know repeated the gossip that has been current since the news of Sir Thomas Upton's intention to challenge became known. Harry I'ayne Whitney and Herman K. Duryea. it was said, would lie the owners, and Captain "Nat" ilerreshoIT the designer. EIGHT LIVES LOST AT A FIRE. A ICjnn shackle Trnnnrnl In Now York City n IlcHtlitrnp. Now York City (Special).?Highi persons wore burned t<? death by au early morning tiro in a three-story frame Imnsr in liestpr street. which was entirely extinguished within a half hour. Almost an entire family living on the third floor was blotted out of existence. One woman was roasted to dentil on the landing of a tiro escape scarcely fifteen feet front the street, while scores of spectators looked on helplessly. The other victims were killed by blasts of fiame almost before they left their heds. or they fell in a brief struggle through a labyrinth ot antiquated passages and hallways. The dead are: Meudt I Strauss, eighty years old: Samuel Strauss, a son. twenty two years old: Mrs. Sarah Fnss, thirty-six years old; Samuel Fuss, thirteen years old: l.ena Fuss, nine years old: Morris Fass. two years old: Mrs. Kosa 1-cwis. sixty-two years old and Mrs. Horowitz, fortysix years old. The police are working on the theory that tin* building was tired by iiu- n diaries. The building is a ramshackle, tumble-down affair, and as inviting a lire trap in the opinion of the police am] firemen as could be found in all New York City. The entire loss is placed at ?(V0O0. PRAISE FOR THE APACHES. (irnernl Mcrrinm It?-j>ort? 'I hov Kiijjnso Siit-ooRHfiilly in Agriculture, Washington, I>. C. (Special!.?Therwere 110 Indian troubles in the Department of the Colorado last year, according to General Merriam. and the only dinicnlties between white men and Indians were individual, arisln*. from cards and wldsky. The white men, says the General. were the aggressors. The General speaks with commendation of the excellent progress being made toward civilization by the Apaches, under the management o. Captain Nicholson, Seventh Cavalry. He s:iys: "1 found tliem largely and successfully etiguged in agriculture, and saw large numbers of men, as well as women, at work in I lie field*, wlildi is most unusual for Indians. In view of these facts, and of the assurance by.Captain Nicholson of the absolute loyalty and elllrieney of his Indian police, I recommended the withdrawal of all the troops from San Carlos Agency, instead of repairing that post." Filipino General Cnpturrrl. Under cover of a stormy niirht. Captain Klllott. of the Fortieth Infantry, surprised the Filipino headquarters near Orequletn. Island of Mindanao. I'. I., and captured without lighting General Alvarez, with his stall and twenty-five soldiers GIRLS OBJECT TO SLANG. Chicago College Professor Taken to Task For It. t'|?-to-I)f?to l)ri*rrl|itlan< of Ancient HI*lory Mori Willi Tliclr WrMtiMi Disapproval. Chicago (Special!. Young women atrending English history lectures in the Cniversity of Chicago have submitted ii protest r-ainst the use of slang by Professor Oliver .1. Thnteher. leeturer. Mates of important hnpponings like the aeeession of Charlemagne ami the victory of Charles Martel. the girls lieelare are lost to them forever been use they have to translate Professor Thatcher's speech into English. The phis insist, also, that Mr. Thatcher neglects their family names, with the usual polite prefix, in favor of "Von. there." "Ah. there, now. >ou in till* illicit ..ml " ?1... u'....-t .... ...... wi lilt- .11111 inon? startling "Yon." t'hiet'est of all Professor Thatcher's pet phrases. according to his students, is the combination. "the whole thing." It" on<> king fools a little bigger than other moil ho is salil to liavo a "swelled lioad." When telling ahoiii a kiiic of Kticlnnd who was shot whilo hmil Inc. Professor Thatehcr's version was: "Somewhat of a knisht had a sorap with his attendant, cm : drop on the king. ami put liiin oat of the rlnc." Tlien when the son sal on the paternal i throne lie "had no kiek coming." for i lie had "a mortgage" on the rotters of ! the realm, and "the bulge" on all eoinllere is what the girls handed to ill" Professor: \\*? . the utidorsigii"d. memhers of your rla-s in niedlaeval history, do hereby expivs our disapproval and dislike of your excessive siuiik m your iccuirrs. We | hereby respectfully roipiost that you refrain from the use of iho ooinmon nul inelegant expressions. whieh seem lo us out of plneo I!? ? elnss room. Wo : )>o susars that you learn the n isuo of iho member- of your class. , <o :is to iiso Ihem. Jiuil not l?o com- ! poiloil to tlosmitale whom you tooan hy po ntine voiir linir?-i* an?l shout int; 'hoy. there" yon*' ami other such lornis." TFN SLAIN F03 A CRL'S LOVE. \ Series ?.r Fierce Itiilriiorli'ii in it Mi \icuii Minim; <'iir.iitmtill>. 1.1 I'aso. 'IV- (Spcciuli. Ten nioii were hutclioroil in a succession of lierec encounters over a j;irl near the I>olo.-es mine, in Mexico. The feilil lie:ran llhoiit throe moillhs mo. wjn-n three Mexicans fouirht over 1 he trii-1. Two of the men wore killed. m?l the thinI stole Iho trirl ;in,i |(1cik Iter lo a cave near hy. when* lie k?*pt her prisoner for a month. Three men then wont oat to rescue her. A hattie ensued, ami the man in lie e.-ve ami two of his assailants were killed. The remaining ru(lian I nok possession ami kept the irirl a irisniier for two months. Another attempt to reseiie the unforunite woman resulted in the death if four men. The eirl iv;>< l-.^t > .. dored to her parents at tli" camp. DUAL TRAGEDY IN HAVANA. tlnjur I'rJiTKOli lllci of t cIIiih I'rvi'r ami IIIh W if.- Kills ll. is. ir. Havana (I?y Cablet. Major l'cter?o:t. i !n> Chief Commissary of Cuba. 1 i? ?1 from yellow lover. ami an hour si tor his wife, who arrived from ('in iimaii three days before to nurse aim. shot herself through tin* head with a revolver, lteath was instantaneous. The bodies of Major Peterson and his wife were interred with military honors The ting; at 1*1 Morro and on ill the public buildings were at half mast. The tragic oeeurn^ico has greatly depressed the whole military 'otninuuity in Havana. NEW SENATOR FOR VERMONT. IV. 1'. iHllillffViam ricctt'tl to Siinrptl S. .Morrlll*> Moiitpelier. Vt. (Speeiall. Former (iovernor XV. P. Dillingham was eleetd 1 niled States Senator by the l.egis liiture of Vermont, succeeding former 'hief Justice Jonathan Koss. who held by appointment of the (iovernor in place of tin- late Justin S. Morrill. t'. A f'rotity, one o' the four Hepublie.au candidates, having with irawn. and the Democratic memhers who previously had voted for Senator Ila'/.lelott having decided to support 1 nllinvham. flu* latter was elected on the ?hird ballot. TRIPLETS IN TWO FAMILIES. flu? Mothers Were Twin Si?ter? ami the lat Twin Itrotlicrv. Huntington. West Vn. (Sperm It. Mrs. Walter .1. Swansoii gave birth to triplets here, aim an hour later Mr>. Howiinl K. Swnnson .similarly surprised i.cr In? diand. T1h? eireuniNiaurex art* surprising. Less than a year ago Dorothy an I Part henin Freeman. twin sisters, were llio belles of Ih'eeileu. West Va. Tiny had many suitors, and filially tliev chose Walter .1. and Howanl K. Swan oil, young tin:her men, ami also twins. I'rife of Milk in Chicago Uaisrii. The Mill; Shippers' T'nion. in Chi ago. litis fixed the prices of milk for the six months beginning November ^ is follows: For November and December, $1.15 for an eight-gallon ran; for January and February. SI .Hi; for Mareh, 115 rents, and tor April, '.hi cents. The increase involved in this schedule will make milk cost the housewife 7 cents instead of 5 cents a quart 4RP LOSES TEMPER. # fliat Is When lie Reads Some Northern Papers. SAY TI1FY STILL HATE IS liill (iets So Mad at Sonic of the 1-liugs at the South and (Iocs to Work. As Patrick Henry said. "It is useless to cry pen e when there i- no peace." Henry (irmly never loved the nation into peace more than about a week. Better lake that inscription off his monument. What alarms me is the fact that the Notthern papers that are most hitter against us are the most popular with their people. This is a had sign. The N? w York Pre : boasts that its eireulation is twiee a. great as that of all the Hcpuldiciu pipers of New York and Brooklyn combined and it is increasing every lay. It is ably and bitterly edited. Not a dailj issue lint lias some Ming or slander against the South. I wouldn't care for what an editor said if his readers didn't approve and enforse it, and it is reasonable to suppose that the million Northern rcachrs of the Press hate us as e>rlia Iv as the editor. I can't account for tier, antipathy, for we are not doing anything to them, la last Sunday's p:.p-r th<> Press say that we "should build a m ilium* nt ' ? Paul Sloan, the deputy sher'fl of Bake Charles, l/i.. because he lost his li.o trying to protect a negro from a mob.' That is not so had. hut he continues his remarks and siys we "should set lip his statue ill pla ill' one <>t' thos-> < .< eled to Calhoun and Taney ami Davis. whom their i.ini followers admit \\i rr im uralily wroni; in every <i'estion of their :i po :i ill the Northern mind lead Paul Sloan's title to a monunn nt : 8 pie trl' as John llrown's " What the iihi* of tryii p to k< ep rail" and serene under sii li provoe itions. Chief Jtisti o Tanej. and John Calhoun weir ih d 1? fore our e'vil war and I did not know Hint any reFveetahle eitizen of the lTnited Statis would dare to di honor tlnir er. at li.:imi . They m i re statesmen, not politicians, and h> tributes and eulogies paid to them l?y northern nvn were lull of praise and overllowiisp with national lamentation Kvn Daniel Wi hster spoke with inn li emotion in his beautiful eulogy on Mr. Cilhonn. I tut now at this late d ty the sane old fanatical civ is heard tin t caused New Knpl .ml to send John Drow n on his m ili ions and do i'ish i nanil The same malignant howl that inspired John (!. Whittiir to write of Webster: ",-'o fallen! .co lost! the light with drawn wliirh one" he wane The glory from liis pray liiits pone foreverinore. All else is pone; from those pi eat eves llw> II.. I Winn faith i- lost an 1 honor dirs, the man i dead." And this because lie honored Oallionn anil in hi. old ago dared to snv in liis ypp cii tit Capon Spring; that a i-tiit" had tin- right to sort-do from tin- I'nion win a tht- otnp . t was hrok?-n. My father was from Massachusrtts and honon-l Mr. Weh-ter above all men and was intensely indign nit itt Wliit tier's f tn:;t sil puri< mical \ rsos. That triuniverate Webster Clay and Calhoun wan iiis ith al of gnat men, patriots and statesmen, and it is mine to-day. My contempt for o'?l \V1 i-ti-r is very great and none of hist si inib-ron < (Tusions shall fnd a plaet- In iny colb-etion of peeais. ! was stirpi s (1 to fitnl a lot of tlio.rs in William Cullt-n Bryant's rolbofinn. But I am going to quit reading su.di newspapers as destroy my serenity. I have to liurry out Into mv garden :tn<l dig too hard and toi> often this hot \v ither to keep my i holer down. I've In t-ii building a woodshed, and a chicken coop with two appartments. one of which is for the Christmas turkeys when the time ootm s ()\1 Cnele Satn did die sure enough, an 1 I am now emphatically the le y b'lt I reckon if s good for me. My wife yy it s. I'v worn out inv forkol hoe digging 111> tin- lard ground in the lios beds fir the worse I am ii ulted the harder I dig. 1 don i uride-stnnd some tilings. (Jeneral do don ami <; ti r:l Wheelei arm some < f our or; tor - and preachers go up north and mix up with tho e ,t ankers and come hack loaded down and ay: Oh, they are all right; they are harmonious, hut I not lee that the ( rand Army wants to regulate our s< boolbooks, and the editors dictate how we shall mating- our m^Vees. I'm doing my best to barinon-y.e, but when 1 re;?d theii editorials I want to hire a i u^sin'. man on<- that can't lie hi like of it -ami Ml give 1.1: 1 ?2 a day to use huiKU.i:. on that t di'or. Mo .vouldcnf mini % '.g oils d afar >ff and ni:t>!?* it would relieve my feeling/. Hi- knows that ova ' y follower of Taney ami Calhonn still glory in their i on titntlonal teachings. 11 l(nows that l)r Andr ws, who is the honored head of the pubic v hoola of >'* ago. dcrlnred in a pulilio address th.t every principle the south maintained and fought for had been decided in f.nr favor by the supreme mart of the t'nitod .States hefor? the w >r and has been since the war can tinned by the present (ourt lie knows ill t and he knows all about i'nna mi kron and New York city's trentui ut of the nemo, and in face of n'l ; hs h? dares to spit out his venom Mt vis. I don't understand hira nor what manner of man he is nor how he cnn sleep In peace or enjoy and digest his daily food. But we will get even next month and then you will hear a howl. Good gracious! What a consternation? 41 what weeping and wailing and gnash - ? ing of teeth Bryan and Stevenson! Both names end with a big N and that combination has never failed yet. Well, I am working on that bonk now. and my friends arc sending tne names of their favorite poems from nil over the south, it is already Interosling and curious to note the ones tii.it arc most popu'ar. I snail piiDiisn a list of them before long n the order in which they -land. And now about that scriptural enigma. 1 have received sevra1 letters about it. and but one coriect answer and so 1 will have to give the solution as sent bv the Mississippi p rls: "You have heard, no doubt, the oft-told tale Of Prophet Jonah and the whale. ins living smn was kp|h wunin Till ho ropontoil of his sin. When tho whale dies its oil wives light Dispelling darkness from the night." ? mil Arp in Atlanta Constitution. Di111K?TOI1H to 11??* All readers of history know how dangerous to the liberties of the people. how burdensome and what an invitation to national aggressiveness, a big regular army is. And the ten deney is to eonstantly increase the force. The principle or policy once admitted the gradual increase is easy enough. And the army once authorized it must ne recruited to its strength by every means possible. If voluntary enlistments fail to accomplish the end. conscription, or the general imposition of military duty upon all males between certain ages, must lie resorted to. It is idle to say that there need be no fear of conscription. If we must have an army we must have it. and if young men won't, volunteer they will lie forced to serve that's inevitable. Houston (Texas) Post. Cannot lllilo tin- Knctn. It takes a good deal of nerve for the nominee of the Republican party to throw out of his message the suggestion of prohibitory or penal leglsi lation against trusts. The Republicans have had control of all branches of the (Jovermnent and vet the Prcsiilmit iw n?>? ni?i.? to :t single action l?y bis party looking i?i tin' repressing or restricting of I ho iiusis. There Ims boon absolutely no move of I be Republicans wliieli, by the widest streteli of the imagina tion. could be construed into n desire to in any way hamper the trusts. The trusts are for the Republican candidate and the Republican party, and the Republican party and the Republican candidate are for the trusts. No amount of high sounding phrasing can hide these two facts. 'I'll* Constitution itml tin- King. If the Constitution does not follow I lie ting, what does the ting symbolize when tlie Constitution stops and the Hag advances alone? Not the republic. for tlie Constitution is the bond and seal of the republic?tear off the Constitution and tlie republic, with its tlag. sinks into fragments. Not certainly the <Jovernment, for the (Jovernniciit is but the Constitution executed. The Hag is only the emblem of the ( overniuciit as tin* tJovernment is only tlie embodiment of tlie Constitution. The tlag is the sign, the Constitution is the tiling signified. Let us have done with the treasonable folly of trying to sever them. The flair without tin* Constitution?wluit would it ho? Tito phantom flag of n pliantoui republic!?Philadelphia Keeord. All lOeiil Hole I cir II>itimi. If tin- time should ever come, which heaven forbid! when the interests of my portion of our people were believed to re?|ttire ;i little more bending of the Constitution in order, say. to keep some tunii in the Presidency for life, so 11 in t these elections so disturbing to business might be avoided. Mr. Ilanna would be an ideal man to manage the campaign. The manager who can protest with a straight face that there is no possible political issue involved in the Porto Kican law. or ill the bloody romplest of the Philip pines, would be just the one to tell the country that a law. or an edict, making some future indispensable per sonage President for life, was no possible occasion for a difference of opinion. Springfield (Mass.) Republican. Two lilgautlc KvIIn. Imperialism is a great issue, but side Ii.v side with it stands the issue of tin" trusts. As imperialism is tin- foe of tin* liberty trailitions of the repute lie tin- trust power is the foe to the home ami to individual endeavor. The < ommereial travelers will vote against usnrpation and capitalistic greed, whatever they may say. They are thinking ami the fruit of their thought will ripen at the ballot box. A It u I Moling UlnfT. The dTlnratlon of manufacturing concerns usually the beneficiaries of big tariff bounties?that they will "suspend If Bryan is elected, is tiie meanest kind of political intimidation. Most of these would-be bulldozers are Selling goods eheftper to foreigners than to home <j?usuincrs. and are simply trying to preserve tueir license to