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HR. ROOSEVELT'S MESSAGE
Telegram to National Irrigation Congress at Ogden, Utah, Last Year. "GREATEST STEP FORWARD* loch Is the President's Opinion of Irrigation—Message Shows Vast Fund of Information on Reclamation of Arid Lands. President Rnnsevpit sent the following ■essaie to the National Irrigation Con gress in session at Ogden. Utah. Sept. IB. 1903. It is characteristic of the ■»•a. It shows n broad, deep, patriotic Interest in both irrigation and forestry. It also shows his masterly intellectual grasp of any and all topics concerning the public welfare: Oyster Ray. N. Y., Sept. lfHXl. The passage of the National Irrigation Caw was one of the greatest steps, not only In the forwnrd progress of the States, but to that of all mankind. It was the beginning of an achievement •• great that we hesitate to predict ihe Mtcoine, hut It was only the beginning. How that the law Is an accomplished fact, that must be given effect. To that end the reclamation service organized tinder the Hational Irrigation Law of June 17. haa been pushing its surveys and examina tion of possible Irrigation projects ener getically in each of the thirteen States and three Territories named in the act. Some •f the projects which promised well nt first are found on careful study to be imprac ticable, either because of scanty water sup f ly or of great cost. Others must await Igher values In land, while si ill others •taud the test and are ready for immediate Moatruetion. Necessity of National Aid, The feasible projects are always large and costly, because private enterprise lias already seized upon the smaller and less expensive ones, leaving to the government tftie great works which are to be so essen dal a part in bringing the nation to its full development. Cireat eure and the high est engineerug skill are required to plan and build such works. whi< h are among the ■lost difficult undertakings of mankind. They must be built for permanence and safety. 1er they are to last and spread prosperity for centuries. To design and build such works a body of engineers of the highest character hare been brought together in fhe reclamation service, for only men Im partially seiet ted for capacity alone are Capable of creating these great structures. Merit must govern, not only in the aelee tton of men, but still more iu the selection of the projects. Every reclamation project selected for constructlou must possess the qualities which commend It as a national umlenak tog, certain to reclaim large tracts of arid land and to support in well being a dense vud rigorous population. Vast though the benefits of the reclamation la^\ there will be many disappointments, which necessarily await both the advocate of special projects ood the men whose desire of accomplished results outruns the slow and steady (level Opinent of these great undertakings. It dhould be borne in mind that a broad sur a«/ of all possible projects gives the cou etptlon of their relative vuftie, and that a Wbrk of prime importance to one group oi den may seem less desirable lu the light of wider knowledge. i tuition Urged. Nor Is It wise in large affairs to begin ponstnictlou first, and elaborate details uf 1er wards. Each Important point must be carefully studied iu advance, and the whole r liiu tested ami approved before work cat. egln. Yet if we proceed both cautiously tod persistently under this beneficent law. we may confidently expect the largest po* •»b le development of our arid lands und ffeeir settlement by Industrious, prospérons» •elf- respecting incu and women, who wlb ••change the products of irrigated ugrlcul lare for the products of mills and factories throughout the Lulled States. Commuai ties flourishing in what is now the deser. S ill finally take their places among the rongest pillars of our Commonwealth. The Irrigation development of the arid West cannot stand alone. Forestry is tin •ampauiou and support of Irrigation. With oat forestry, lrii^atiou must fall. I'crmaii •Qt irrigation deve. opinent and forest de •traction cannot exist together. Never toi get that the toust-reserve policy of tin K itlouai government means the use of al. e resources of the forest reserves. T hen la little profit iu destruction compared with Mt. Home'Mnking Chief iibj *ct. The settlement of the great arid West l»v the makcis oi homes Is lae central object, both of the irrigation and the lorest po.b.v of the United blutes, iu forestry, as iit Irrigation, tin* immediate private interest. Of some Individual most occ-usiouall> jin. fa their permanent advantage, whbh is tin public good. Tue bo ne a Is of fo.cstry at. pot only for the future, but for tin* present whe forest reserves are for utl the peop e hut first for tiie people iu the immediate •elghborhood, for whom supplies ut wood •cd water are among tue first necessaries oi Hfe. With the wist r and more skilifui nauagemeut of the reserve by trained no n. " e greater onvh to the public. lilt unite 1 iiccem Hit re. Wt must never allow our chagrin at tern porary defeat and ulfUctiUiea in the man hgeuieut or the lores! read vos to tnlud u. ta the absolute necessity of these reserves Co the people of the West. 8upporl of the lorest reserve policy has r rowu with vvouilertui rapidity In the West urlug the last few years, it will couliuu« to grow till tile last vestige of oppo.-ilh •ow almost gone, has wholli before the limit the effect of ti support of the forest 1 of the W .liât the nation tail, for the pr •Us I to the success of tins poli* y. Til EU DOUE UoObEVEUT. •aaator btewurt of Nevada bee« th* Ureut bight. Senator Stewart of Nevada, the Iasi bf the Sil ventes, has seen the great, white light. 11 is visions are those o loseph and the seven fat years. His talk !• of minerals and Nevada, and the bless fogs of the Dingley tariff ou borax amt wool. 11« said: "President Itoosevelt is eery pnpulnt « the uiouutaiu States of the West Ibrough his iutliieuce the irrigatiuu law Was passed. The Dingley tariff is a treat blessing to the far West. Tin tariff oo lead, borax, wool and hides i •specially beneiicial to tbe interior moon tain Stn tes. The people of Nevada an beginning to realize that the silver que* tiou bas been Mega teil to the rear as a eesiBt of tbe enormous output of gold Boring the last eight years. Those voter, who left the part' on account of th. silver issue arc rctur: in« am), with the Democrats win, des,, practical good, are suiting iu support oi he a tministration My information is that Nevada will go Republican." as wilt: illy dlria ding <•! Ibe «'lijuv 1 at ntvutio u. TU»- great rest i'( st five by the |h great!' i the assntan l^at ion policy will u :ttii n <> t ihe forest* Farm in'! Fuel ry Keelnrnclty. (Farmers' Sentinel.t Proteetiomst sentiment is growing iu Canada, and appeals are made to the farmers to support that policy on tin theory of the mutual helpfulness of far tory and farm. American experience is •t course, appealed to. The facts that aur farmers find their best customers in ffr«at manufacturing centers built up by protection, and that onr mannfactnrinf States and section are also ths area of high farm land values and agricultural prosperity form a a object lesson that must appeal powerfully to Canadian farmers who are handicapped by the lack of « near home market for their prodace. The people of our manufac turing States receive in wages and sal aries $2.194,93«,6S3, a large proportion of which passes eventually to the farm ers. It is a system of close mutual in terchange aud support, of domestic farm and factory reciprocity, which, with our great natural advantages, has made America a synonym for prosperity ths world over. RECLAIMING THE ARiD WEST (Sentences from President Roosevelt's Utterances on Irrigation.) Successful home making is but another name for tbe upbuilding of tbe Nation. The products of irrigation will for a time be consumed chietly in upbuilding local centers of mining and other indus tries, which would otherwise not come iuto existence at all. No reservoirx.or canal should ever oe built to satisfy selfish, personal or local interests, but only in accordance with the advice of trained experts, after long investigation has shown the locality where all the conditions combine to make tbe work most needed, and fraught with the greatest usefulness to the commu nity as a whole. The believers in the need of irrigation will most benefit their cause by seeing to it that it is free from the least taint of excessive or reckless expenditure of the public moueys. Whatever the nation does for the ex tension of irrigation, should harmonize with and tend to improve the condition of those now living on irrigated lauds. Whoever controls a stream practically controls Hie land it renders productive, -and the doctrine of private ownership of water, apart from land, cannot prevail wuuout causing enduring wrong. The passage of the National Irriga tion Law was one of the greatest steps, not only in the forwnrd progress of the •States, but to that of all maukiud. The benefits which have followed un aided development in the past, justify the nation's aid and co-operation in the more difficult and important work yet to he accomplished. The larger development which national ild insures should, however, awaken in -very arid State the determination to make its irrigation system equal in jus tice and effectiveness to that of any •oniitry in the civilized world. Nothing ■onld be more unwise than for isolated -ommunities to continue to learn every thing experimentally, instead of protit mg by wbut is known elsewhere. A careful study should he made, both hy the Nation and the States, of the irri .-atlon laws and conditions here and else where. It Is as right for the national govern nent to make the streams aud rivers of file arid region useful by engineering vorks for water storage as to make use ill the rivers and harbors of the humid •egion by engineering work* of another rind. In his second message to Congres» »eoember, 1!M>", President Rooseve!' aid: "Few subjects of more importance inve been taken up by Congress iu recent • ears than the inauguration of iae sys em of nationally aided irrigation of tile rid regions of the far West. A good •eginuing therein lias been made. • * * -o far as they are available for ngrieul ure, and to whatever extent they may -e reclaimed under the National Irriga ion Law. the remaining public land hould be held rigidly for the home uilder—the settler who lives on bis laud —and no one else." SECOND TERM QUESTION. Koosevelt'a riiitin t. Ih- Presidency Mronjc-r than Anv l-lh-r Va-i's. (Kansas City Times, Independent.I If President Itoosevelt hail been elect ■d tit tile office lie now occupies, Judgi 'acker's declaration that, if chosen Pres dent, he would not be a candidate foi e-election, might have some special »eight in tlte present canvass among hose who arv believers ill tile one-tern -rinciple. Rut President Roosevelt eaini to office by accident. lie was made t'ice President against his person«: 'ishes and political judgment, lie wa uty bound and he voluntarily pledged liniself to carry out. so far as possible he |Hilieies of his predecessor. If In ms done well, lie is especially entitled " tile votes of the people. Under the ircuuistapces his claim to the presidency * stronger linn tli it of any ordinary andidate could be. for if he lias faith ally fulfilled tile office to which lie wa alled by accident, lie should be honored 'itb the same office by election. Mi resent incumbency of the presidential sist should at least serve ns a reliable roliMtiimary service. It is for the pen de to amwer to hin administration, for f it ha* been equal to or above the aver ge. or satisfactory generally, lie lia tronger claims than any other nun mild have, tor lie asks an iudomeiiieui 'here another would ask for a trust Vnd this is the way the country Is likely *» look al the situation. President Itoosé '•elt has made himself tremendously ■Iron g with the masses. Me lias coii iuceil the nation of his honesty, courage i»d capacity. He lias pleased vastly nore Democrats than he has offended lié uiblclaus. And both the admiration ho has aroused on tiie one hand and tile en nit y he has engcu lered on the other are tributes to bis virtue and motives. "We furl» and all owe n dntv te the community mid to the State. It . onnll ive duty, nnd th .t ie to aid In av nrinu «no l law. and their falthr«! -aforcem-nt. \ e are not menaced hv "ore cn foe*. We have no fear nf atiea I't ick. We have tmth'oB within to d-ead excent the indifference nf the intetllBent dt z:n tolhe dlsehnrceof Ills civic oh Igatinne." —Hnn. <j. W Fur sak. at Freeh • d. N. J.. June 37 . lew. In the government printing office at Matiila there are "40 nlipinos employed and ouly 00 Americans. The inures ste tieiug educated i:i the priutiug art_a step toward self-goverumeat. I m m hi ^5 Î S 3 m YJ. si ô 1 m I 1 •* Æ hê % lit-- ( 7ft % CL »25 r v LITTLE RED RIDING ROOD—"la that yen. Grandma Parker?" WALL STREET WOLE—"Sarel" TRADE WITH THE EAST. If* Hevea Hath way to Asia and Will Maintain It. There exists, practically, no limit to tbe enormous possibilities of trade with Asia for our Western wheat-growing States. Japan will be the entering wedge. Already we are in touch with Japan, already we are on the friendliest of commercial relations with her, rela tions certain to become closer and clos er. Already Japan is beginning to eat wheat instead of rice. Her many mil lions of tons of rice Japan consumes every year cannot, of course, be defin itely ascertained. The total is some thing enormous. But the sudden fact appears that already Japan is begin ning to eat wheat instead of rice. With mutual regard and commercial good-fellowship existing, and with Japan now turning to Hoar, and with the whole western side of our vast empire with Hour to give to the rest of the world, the condition becomes most simple. For the good of all concerned, whole nations considered, it is necessary that we should put our wheat and flour across the Pa cific Ocean and give to oar brothers, -if any color, what they may require, and, so, benefit them and greatly benefit ourselves. The fact that the Japanese army is using tiie American hard-tack cracker is < fact the tremendous consequences of which, in Its commercial possibilties, has not yet been realized. It means that lapan has begun trading earnestly with the United States in the cereal upon he production of which so much of onr commercial welfare depends, and yet this is but a starting point as to what is coming to the United States in supply ing Asia with food. Japan is our friend and will undoubtedly remain so througb • ut the future, hut Japnn, wonderful as ■die is, is but the fringe nearest to ns d that great Asia, overpopulated and hungry, ami lookiug to this newer hemi sphere to feed it, under newly existing onditions. The conditions have been provided by I he accidental possessions following a -Hilden war. We have made our path way. Not to maintain that pathway, with its landing at the other side of tiie Pacific—which means the Philippines —would be a crime against the interests >f this country and a crime against the interests of the Asiatic nations. This crime will not be committed. The Teat commercial road secured across the greatest of the oceans, will be re tained and maintained by the United 'Rites of America. ''Imperialism" as they call it. or not. the bald fact remains rliat under the present Republican ad ministration it is proposed to hold what Providence has given to us and with it to In what seems best for the*iltimate wel tare of the people of two hemispheres. TARIFF TRIMMING. Why the Work Khnnld Be Intrested to Wenublirnn*. This is but an allusion to a phase of what the Republican party, as it exists. » doing and is going to do. a particular phase to which reference is made, casu tlly, as to the regulation of tiie tariff in I lie future. Those who make things know best what to do with the things 'hey have made. The Republican party having made the tariff, which has made this country the most prosperous of all •he countries of all tiie world, is tbe •oly party which can readjust the Uriff is occasion may demand. Naturally, and t »ry properly, from fheir point of view, the opponents of tbe Republican party concede nothing. Aa a preliminary, they claim the tariff Is a mounter of some sort; that it is bad and lias been ever bad. Nevertheless, ander ■•ertsiu existent circumstances it seems to have worked well, and onr great trade ■ideeutnrers aud our manufacturers aud our farmers and our workmen fatten un der this same tariff. So goes tiie present situation. Where has been exhibited intelligence should not intelligence be exhibited in tiie future? The party which has made the tariff is the party which will revise tbs tariff under the suggestions of common eeiise, as oevaainu may demand. •e pot sut have beeu the resells ef ths tariff in the past that R appears almost impossible that its effects should be brought up as an issue iu the present campaign, but yet the trimming of sails is always a vital issue in all sailing. The Republican party will trim its own sails, and it will be extraordinary should the American people delegate the task to any one else. THE AMERICAN COURSE. ▲ Policy that Works to the Advantage of Commercial Interests. W# are what we have become, end we propose to hold our interests as a world power for the benefit of the American people. This is the Republican program. Hence the recent Shanghai incident. Chinn is an enormous nation occupying an enormous country, just now in a state of dissolution or reconstruction—no one can tell which. The various nations with various interests look upon its territory with longing eyes, but it does not seein best, with the interests of all considered, that it should be dismembered. It ap pears to be best for the Interests of all the other nations of the world that it should be aided rather than divided. This course has been decided upon by the leading nations of the world, following the suggestion and with the assistance of the present Republican administration of this country. This attitude is certainly right morally, and, rn the long run, must be right as to material interests, particu larly for the people of the United States. Russia and Japan are at war. There has arisen an incident which is some what an anomaly iu international affaira. Warships have fled into a neutral port of China and other warships have pursued them. Under the laws of uatioua no battle may occur in a neutral port, auch as that of Shanghai. The United States, taking the initiative, has promptly Inter vened to see that no violation of the lawe of nations may occur, and has done this because of the helplessness of China, vast as the empire is, to enforce all proper In ternational obligations in its own har bors. This is but in keeping with the tone of what the United States under the pres ent administration has done before. It suggested aud induced an agreement be tween the great nations that China should not be dismembered. Having tak en tire initiative in this respect, k was hut right and proper that we should take tiie initiative In seeing to it that what was suggested and built up by us should be enforced. This has been done. That is the way the present adminis tration of the government is doing things. That is the way it will continue to do tilings. The doing of this is for the greatest good for all the commercial in terests and other interests of all the world. Tiie doing of this implies and in volves immediate executive action by the administration of the United States. It It for the good of the world. Imagine such prompt, sensible and forceful a'gion under the administration of a man like Parker, admitting for a moment the possibility of his election. Well, we can't imagine it! Th# cry that President Roosevelt, If re-elected, will pick a quarrel and plunge the country iu war is raised by the Dem ocrats for the purpose of scaring the fanners, who are peace loving. The ef fort will be in vain, as the farmer, aa does everyone else, knows that President Roosevelt, while urging that the country at all times he prepared to defend itself aud maiutain its policies, is for peace —4 _ _ Carefnlly prepared statistics show that the number of business failures in 1892. the last year under President Harrisou was 10.344, while in 1893. the first year or his Democratic successor, they were 15.242. A party whose success always alarms capital aud causes an increase iu the number of business failures is not one for patriotic Americans to support. The auspicious and momentous fact is that never before in the history of the world has comfort been enjoyed, educa tion acquired and independence secured by so large a proportion of tbe total popn ation of the world in the United states of America that has occursd Budsr protection. COMMERCIAL SUPREMACY. That la What Will Follow Oar Central of the Pacific. Laying aside the other queetions to be affected by locality, is it possible that any sensible human being, living west of the Rocky Mountains, could do anything but support what those who are fumbling for objections to the exist ing administration call "Imperialism"? This attitude is not confined to those west of tbe Rockies alont—far from it. because, with new means of trade com munication, we are as one people in our handling facilities across this continent but to the people of all the Pacific Coast States especially must appeal tbe fact that much of their future welfare must depend upon the new and extra ordinary pathway the United States has made across the greatest of all tbe oceans and has so connected itself, for all com mercial purposes, with the greatest of ail the old nations of the Orient. Business is business. We have taken into our hands the management of the Pacific Ocean and we are quite capable of retaining that management under any circumstances. Upon our retention of it depends, to an extent, our commercial welfare. We are the great producers of a new land—a vast continent yet in its infancy, and our welfare must year ly depend to a great extent upon what we export. We have exported to Europe and the East and exploited the Atlanta almost to its utmost: now w# purpose to export across the Pacific and supph with whatever they may need the teeni ing millions of the Asiatic continent. Upon the realization of this great indus trial dream, which has become a fact, must largely depend, in tbe future tiie commercial welfare of the American peo ple. Does any group of fatuists. oppos ing whatever has become an absolute eH sential, think that by raising the erv or 'imperialism," the course of demand of great lines of trade of a great nation enn be deviated for a moment? Non sense! PARKER IS NOT A SAFE MAN. Will Be Influenced by the Radical Klement in Hie Party. (Mansfield (O.) News.) i. V hI * . ow, ' utt «;ranc«s are to be cred i I o , nob(K| y is disputing them— Judge 1 arker in 189« and 1900 was not for free silver, but on the contrary was • u advocate of the gold standard, and jet he admits to having voted for Bryan and free silver twice. How strong his convictions and principles were for sound and honest money may best be judged t\\ his Profession of one thing and his practice of another. If then as a virtually private citizen, protected ns it were by the divinitv he seems to think hedges in the judiciary! Judge Parker—possibiy then without thought of further political preferment —could not bring himself to elevate prmcipie above politics aud to place pa triotism above partisanism, how could he he expected, in the fierce light that beats upon place of political power and preferment to prove other than mildly Plastic aud eemplaisant to the wildest demanda of the Democratic Huns and Vandals who would rend asunder the very fabric of government in their wild scramble for place and pic, pelf ami ..îfj*."? Wi8er f0r the peop,e of this nation to keep erring and sinning Democ racy, possibly, but not positively peni Lnrii °.t P s r0ba K 0 " \ While lon K l> r—at least until it has brought forth fruits meet for repentance? "Dletrn.t »hoever pretends to offer yon . patent enre-all f.. r every t t the body politic, joet a. ,„ n would I wôntd " " ""*ch would enve .very evtt of vonr tndtvld natbody. A medicine thot i, recom mended to care both nethm* end n broken lex In not good for either.'* From koofr-velPs Speech at Providence R. L Augnit la, 180S. Here is a veritable Roosevelt family: ur .a * farmei ' who lives at Westfield, 111., has six sous, six grand sons nnd three sons-in-law. All, includ ing Mr. Conley himself, will vote f ur Itoosevelt in November. AFRAID OF CWt) MEDICS Democrats Think Free Trade Panacea Harmless, Because It Cannot Be Taken. COWARDLY INCONSISTENCY Of Party Leaders Exposed by a Demo, cratic Free Trade Paper—Gannas and Davis Plac-d ia aa Unenviable Light. A comic feature of the present po||£ oal oaiuiKiign is tile effort of the d BU i#> cratic leaders to minimise the p<»pui u apprehension that harm might follow Barker's election through the break down of the Mystean of protection, by ex. plaining that after all it would he i„. possible to break down the system b*. cause the Republican Senate wouli stand in the way. The logic of this Democratic renso». ing is somewhat like that of the boy who explained that by rufnsing to ext [tins he had saved his life—only that lg the Democratic case the country would bg saved not by the Democratic refusal to do harm, but ouly by the Demm-rnti» inability to do the harm It was opeaiy trying to do. Judge Parker in his speeck of acceptance said: "IT IS A FACT AND SHOULD 1)1 FRANKLY CONCEDED Til \T THOUGH OUR PARTY RE SI C CESSFUL IN THE COMING CON TEST WE CANNOT HOPE TO SB CURE A MAJORITY IN THE SEN ATE DURING THE NEXT FOi rt YEARS. HENCE WE SHALL itg UNABLE TO SECURE ANY MODI. FICATION IN THE TARIFF SAVB THAT TO WHICH THE ttEPUBIJ. CAN MAJORITY IN THE SENATS MAY CONSENT." Mr. Parker further thinks that tihlo fact of Democratic inanity to ro-xlifj the tariff should serve to prevent a re curronoe of "THAT SENSE OF UN CERTAINTY AND INSTABILITT THAT ON OTHER OCCASIONS MANIFESTED ITSELF." Bern 'cratic Conrase Weakens. At the recent Democratic ratifies ti«» meeting iu Brooklyn a lurking fear nai shown of the effect ou the minds of workingmen, of Democratic talk against the tariff. The tenor of the remarks of tiie big Democrats who talked was to the effect that free trade was n beautiful theory anil the Democrats should b* put in power because they stood sponsor for it; and since, after all, they would be unable when put iu power to put that theory into practice, the country witk perfect safety could indorse the beauti ful theory by putting its sponsor* lut* power. The New York EvAiing Post, « mn|. wump free trade organ which 'o actnely supporting Parker, but nevertheless oaii not resist the temptation to expire cow ardly inconsistency when It sees it. had this to say about the Brooklyn ratifica tion meeting: "Now tbnt the party orators sre far* t* face with the voters on the hosting*, thell courage has weakened. Ilnvlog. to th.-lv exalted meinen is, declared that proteetl"«, as a 'principle. Is rolilicry and works In- nl eululile hnnn to the people, they shlvr* at the possible effect of tlielr pronounce nient nt the polls. In a wont, they slmf. tied on the tariff. Listen to Kil'vnril U. Shepard, who presided nt Hrenklyn «• ■aid that the Democratic nominees stand for a sincere a ml persistent effort to re form the tnrlff, mol especially to nhellsk or roiliuc those dalles, the plain effect of which Is 'not to extend or diversify Amer lean Industry.' How striking the 'conirunt to the St. Louts deelarntIon! The oh'lou* Implication Is that no fault can he found with protection If It extends and divers! ties American Industry. But when It 1* admitted that protection Is n good lliltig In certain eases, who Is going to tlx Ih* number and variety of such cnsi,' Th* argument Huit pçptectlon Is an e'U per ** la apparently thrown overboard. *1 ha Alarm rf Senat -r Bnlley. "As ranch fault call be found with See ator Italli-y's speech. One feels ear* '•mirage mount high ns he declares: 'I 'I* not hesitate a single moment to dn Inr* It us my belief that any law which It-' lee a tax not for the purpose of raising reveuu* 10 support the government, lint for the pur pose of compelling an American citizen t* pay more for the goods which lie muai liny, is u perversion of governmental power and a downright robbery.' This has the Ini* ring, but Iniinedlately It produces a great fright In the Senator's mind. Ilis |irnplieilc soul sees the Uepublleuu ornlers using hi* 'lords to stir up alarm iimmtg Ihe ""vk* Ing men. So he cries out to the ■''«-»• earners of this coumry who are ciup'o.ved in protected Industries,' aud who are sur* to be told by the Republicans 'that 'h* Democratic party favors absolute f.r* trade,' not to be afraid. THE IH l-LI 'f MAN IN ALT, IILS AUDIENCE, he pre tests. KNOWS I'EKEEt'TLV WELL I'UAf FREE TRADE IS AN ABSOLUTE IMI'"* SI 111 LIT Y IN THIS ItHrUllLIC. 'EVKl WHEN TIIE DEMOCRATS AliE CAI.I.ED ÜÏ THE VOICE HE AN OI TltABI-U I'EOl'LE TO ADMINISTER THIS lidV EKN'MENT,' he walls, WE WILE FIN'D 11 IA! POSSIBLE, HOWEVER MUCH " 8 MAY DESHtE TO DO S'), TO It EDI 1 8 IDE AVHB.ua; DUTY BELOW A POINT 1 HAT WILL BE 11 lull Elt THAN HU* MOST EXTUEMH OF THE KAItl.Y FKA IE' TK INI STS EVER CLAIMED MAS NKCKSS All V, AND HIGHER THAN ANt moderate protectionist of to day BELIEVES ESSENTIAL for the pie teeilo 11 °f any legitimate Industry.' Such 'Good Lord, good Devil* talk e'lH not help the Democratic party III the least. If protection, us Democratic platform* have so repeatedly atlirmetl. la 111 Its VVrf nature evil. It Is a thing to be got fid <* as promptly as possible. If Hie P*''f orators should frankly say that, uu ou* would uilsuuderstnud them. ' Protection f.,r Democratic Leader*» The cowardly inconsistency which th# Evening I'ost thus exposes is character istic of most of the Democratic lead era. They are afraid of their own uieUI* ciue, which they advertise to tin* cojw try a» being such a fine thing—especial ly WHEN NOT TAKEN. When the YVileon tariff bill framed (»ronunent Democratic lead* 1 * took the precaution to see to il industries in which they themselves h.tp* peued to be iuteretsled were u«»t sd* versely affected by the bill, no matter how much harm might befall other io* dust ries. For instance, Senator Cior man took pains to keep the sugar tru'd protect«*!. The present Vice President!®' candidate, Henry Ga*saway Davis. pains to see that coal was kept off th# free list, for his own immense fortuit# largely represented in the coal land# of West Virginia. Compare the ruin and disaster durinf the last Democratic administration wit* the prosperity everywhere seen to-dftf» The coutrast is an unanswerable »nf®* toeut In favor of Republican rult.