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Chera An Dangerous Alurrment* or
Traps That/ Mu*t Ever Be Avoided
"She Ukll Be CftUed nouiHu"—•
Gen. Ilt/s3.
who can make no mistake,
ade man and woman for a specific
work and to move in particular
spheres—man to be regnant in his
realm woman to be dominant in hers.
The boundary line between Italy and
Switzerland, between England and
Scotland, is not more thoroughly
marked than this distinction between
the empire masculine and the empire
feminine. So entirely dissimilar are
the fields to which God called them,
that you can no more compare them
than you can oxygen and hydrogen,
water and grass, trees and stars. All
this talk about the superiority of one
Bex to the other is an everlasting
waste of ink and speech. A jeweler
may have a scale so delicate that he
can weigh the dust of diamonds but
where are the scales so delicate that
you can weigh in them affection
against affection, sentiment against
sentiment, thought against thought,
soul against soul, a man'3 world
against a woman's world? You come
out with your stereotyped remark that
a man is superior to woman in intel
lect and then I open oh my desk the
warthy, irontyped, thunder-bolted
of Harriet Martineau and
Eliz&t>eth Browning and George Eliot.
me on with your stereotyped re­
mark ibout woman's superiority to
man in \the item of affection but I ask
you where was there more capacity to
loye tlian\ in John the disciple—and
Matthew Simpson the bishop and Hen
ry Martyn, the missionary? The heart
of those men was so large, that after
you had rolled it tjito two hemispheres,
there was room still left to marshal
the hosts of heaven, and set up the
throne o£ the eternal Jehovah. I deny
to man the throne intellectual. 1 deny
to woman the throne affectional. No
human puraseology will ever decline
the spheres while there is an intui
tion by which we know when a man
is in his realm, and when a woman is
in her realm, and when either ol
them is out of it. No bungling legis
lature ought to attempt to make a deii
nition, or to say: "This is the line and
that is the line." My theory is, that
if a woman wants to vote she ought to
yoytf, and that if a man wants to em
broider and. keep house, he ought to
be allowed to embroider and keep
house. There are masculine women
and there are effeminate men. My
theory is that you have no right to in
terfere with any one's doing anything
that is righteous. Albany and Wash
ington might as well decree by legis
lation how a brown-thresher should
fly, or bow deep a trout should plunge,
as to try to seek out the heig
depth of woman's duty. Th
of capricity will settle fi:
Question, the who!
ry cafi'-fcinedr her. Whei a
^voman is prepared to move in hiat
.*• -%st Commercial spheres, she will hsmil
gerat Influence on exchange, and no
boards of trade can hinder her. I want
Woman to understand that heart and
brain can overfly any barrier that
politicians may set up, and that noth
ing can keep her back or keep her
down but the question of incapacity.
My chief anxiety Is, not that woman
have other rights accorded her but
that she, by the grace of God, rise up
to the appreciation of the glorious
rights she already possesses. First, she
has the right to make home happy.
That~Fe&lm no one has ever disputed
with her. Men may come home at
noon or at night, and then tarry a com
paratiyely little while but she all day
long governs it, beautifies it, sancti
fies it. It is within her power to'make
It the most attractive place on earth.
It is the only calm harbor in the
world. You know as well as I do, that
this outside world and the business
world are a long scene of jostle and
contention. The man who has a dollar
struggles to keep it the man who has
It not struggles to get it. Prices up.
Prices down. Losses. Gains. Misrepre
sentations. Underselling. Buyers de
preciating salesmen exaggerating.
Tenants seeking less rent landlords
demanding more. Struggles about of
fice. Men who are in trying to keep
in men out trying to get in. Slips.
Tumbles. Defalcations. Panics. Ca
tastrophes. Oh, woman! thank God
•. you have a home and that you may be
queen in it. Better be there than wear
a Victoria's coronet Better be there
than carry the purse of a princess.
Your abode may be humble, but you
can, by your faith in God, and your
cheerfulness of demeanor, gild it with
splendors such as an upholsterer's
hand never yet kindled. There are
abodes in every city—humble, two
stories four plain, unpapered rooms
undesirable neighborhood and yet
there is a man who would die on the
threshold rather than surrender.
Why? It is home. Whenever he thinks
of It he sees angels of God hovering
about it. The ladders of heaven are
let down to that house. Over the
child's rough crib there are the chant
ings of angels that broke over Beth
lehem. It is home. These children
inay come up after awhile, and they
may win high position, and they may
ghave an affluent residence but they
frill^not until, their dying day forget
Itb^ihyjriblg•.roo^i nnder which their
tother "rested, and their mother sang,
1 jfcnd tiieir sisters played. Oh, if you
gwoifitf^gaffierterfder memories,
jail the lights and shades of the heart,
jftll banquetings and reunions all filial,
(fraternal, paternal and conjugal affec
]|lons,and you had only Just four letters
Ijtrith which to spell out that height,
And depth, and length, and breadth,
'jand magnitude, and eternity of mean
1ng, you would, with streaming eyes,
find trembling voice, and agitated
hand, write it out in those four living
gapitals, H-O-M-E.
& When you want to get your grandest
Idea of a queen, you do not think of
Catherine of Russia, or of Anne of
^England, or of I Marie Theresa of Ger
jmany but when you want to get your
grandest idea op
a queen, you think of
jaln womaft who sat opposite your
with him
Oh, woman, with the lightn'ng of
your soul, strike dead at your feet all
these allurements to dissipation and
to fashion. Your immortal soul can
not be fed on such garbage. God calls
you up to empire and dominion. Will
you have it? Oh, give God your heart,
give to God all your best energies
give to God all your culture give to
uud all your refinement give your
self to him for this world and the
next. Soon all these bright eyes will
be quenched, and these voices will be
hushed. For the last time you will
look upon this fair earth Father's
hand, mother's hand, sister's hand
will no longer be in yours. It will be
night, and there will come up a cold
wind from the Jordan, and you will
start Will it be a lone woman on 'a
trackless moor? Ah, no! Jesus will
come ui in that hour and offer his
hand, aud he will say: "You stood by
me^ffl you were well now I will
you when you are sick." One
is hand, and the storm will
another wave of his hand
will break into mldnoon
ve of his hand and the
fod "'ill mniftjjnwn
from the
sometimes to the thanksgiving ban
quet, sometimes to the grave, but al
ways together—soothing your petty
griefs, correcting your childish way
wardness, joining in your infantile
sports, listening to your evening
prayers, toiling for you with needle
or at the spinning wheel, and on cold
nights wrapping you up snug and
warm. And then at last on that day
when she lay in the back room dying,
and you saw her take those thin hands
with which she had toiled for you so
long, and put them together In a dy
ing prayer that commended you to the
God whom she had taught you to trust
—Oh, she was the queen! The chariots
of God came down to fetch her and
as she went up all heaven rose up.
You cannot think of her now without a
rush of tenderness that stirs the deep
foundations of your soul, and you feel
a3 much a child again as when you
cried on her lap and' if you could
bring her back again to speak just
once more your name, as tenderly as
she used to speak it, you would be will
ing to throw yourself on the ground
and kiss the sod that covers her, cry
ing: "Mother! mother!" Ah, she was
the queen—she was the queen! Now,
can you tell me how many thousand
miles a woman like that would have to
travel down before she got to the bal
lot box? Compared with this work of
training kings and queens for God and
eternity, how insignificant seems all
this work of voting for alderman and
common councilmen, and sheriffs, and
constables, and mayors, and presi
dents! To make one such grand wom
an as I have described,' how many
thousands would you want of those
people who go in the round of fashion
and dissipation, going as far toward
disgraceful apparel as they dare go,
so as not to be arrested by the police—
their behavior a sorrow to the good
and a carricature to the vicious, and
an insult to that God who made them
women and not gorgons, and tramping
on, down through a frivolous and dis
sipated life, to temporal and eternal
with robes lustrous, {^^^^!SUlh*ya. and
heaven-glinted, in whB^rou will array
yourself for the marriage supper of
the Lamb. And then with Mariam,
who struck the timbrel of the Red sea
and with Deborah, who led the Lord's
host into the fight and with Hannah,
who gave ner Samuel to the Lord and
with Mary who rocked Jesus to sleep
while there were angels singing in the
air and with the sisters of charity,
who bound up the battle-wounds of
the Crimea, you will, from the challice
of God, drink to the soul's eternal res
Your dominion is home, O woman!
What a brave fight for home the
women of Ohio made some ten or fif
teen years ago, when they banded to
gether and in many of the towns and
cities of that state marched in proces
sion, and by prayer and Christian
songs shut up more places of dissi
pation than were ever counted. Were
they opened again? Oh, yes. But is
it not a good thing to shut up the
gates of hell for two or three months?
It seemed that men engaged in the
business of destroying others did not
know how to cope with this kind of
warfare. They knew ho^r to fight the
Maine liquor law, and they knew how
to fight the National Temperance so
ciety, and they knew how to fight the
Sons of Temperance and Good Samari
tans but when Deborah appeared
upon the scene, Sisera took to
his feet and got to the moun
tains. It seems that they did
not know how to contend against
"Coronation," and "Old Hundred," and
"Brattle Street," and "Bethany," they
were so very intangible. These, men
found they could not accomplish much
against that kind of warfare, and in
one of the cities a regiment was
brought out all armed to disperse the
women. They came down in^ battle
array but oh, what poor success! for
that regiment was made up of gentle
men, and gentlemen do not like to
shoot women with hymn books In their
hands. Oh, they found that gunning
for female prayer-meetings was a very
poor business! No real damage was
done, although there was threat of
violence after threat of violence all
over the land. I really think if the
women of the east had as much faith
in God as their sisters of the west had,
and the same recklessness of human,
criticism, I really believe that in one
month three-fourtns of the grog-shops
of our cities would be closed, and there
would be running through the-gutters
ok the streets Burgundy, and Cognac,
and Heidsieck, and old Port, and Schie
dam Schnapps, and lager bSer, and yoa
would save your fathers, and your hus
bands, and your sons, first, from a
drunkard's grave, and second, from a
drunkard's hell! To this battle for
home let all women rouse themselves.
Thank God for our early home. Thank
God for our present home. Thank God
for the coming, home in heaven.
One twilight, after I had been play
ing with the children for Some time,
I lay down on the lounge to rest The
children said, play more. Children al
ways want to play more. And, half
^asleep and half awake, I seemed to
dream this dream: It seemed to me
that I was in a far-distant land—not
in Persia, although more than oriental
luxuriance crowned the cities nor
thp tropics—although more than trop
filledthe gardens nor
in Italy—although more than Italian
softness filled the air. And I wandered
around, looking for thorns and nettles,
but I found none of them grew there.
And I walked forth, and I saw the sun
rise, and I said: "When will it set
again?" and the sun sank not And
I saw the people in holiday apparel,
and I said: "When do they put on
workingman's garb again, and delve
in the mine, and swelter at the forge?"
but neither the garments nor the robes
did they put off. And I wandered in
the suburbs, and I said: "Where do
they bury the dead of this great city?"
and I looked along by the hills where
it would be most beautiful for the dead
to sleep, and I saw castles and towns
and battlements but not a mausoleum
nor monument nor white slab could
I see. And I went into the great
chapel of the town and I said: "Where
do the poor worship? where are the
benches on which they sit?" and a
voice answered: "We have no poor
in this great city." And I wandered
out, seeking to find the place where
were the hovels of the destitute and
I found mansions of amber and ivory
and gold, but no tear did I see or
sigh hear. I was bewildered, and I
sat under the shadow of a great tree,
and I said: "What am I, and whence
comes all this?" And at that moment
there came from among the leaves,
skipping up the flowery paths and
across the sparkling waters, a very
bright and sparkling group and when
I saw their step I knew it, and when
I heard their voices I thought I knew
them but their apparel was so dif
ferent from anything I had ever, seen,
I bowed a stranger to strangers. But
after awhile, when they had clapped
their hands and shouted: "Welcome!
welcome!" the mystery was solved, and
I saw that time had passed and eternity
had come, and that God had gathered
us up into a higher home and I said:
"Are we all here?" and the voices of
innumerable generations answered:
"All here and while tears of glad
ness were raining down our cheeks,
and the branches of Lebanon cedars
were clapping their hands, and the
towers of the great city were chiming
their welcome, we began to laugh, and
sing, and leap, and shout: "Home!
home! home!"
And then I felt a child's hand on my
face, and it woke me up. The children
wanted more play. Children always
want to play more.
As Related by a Drnmnjer Jost Re
turned From Michigan.
"Speaking about a man having
plenty of nerve In time of danger,"
said the commercial traveler, tilting
his chair at a more acute angle against
the wall, "reminds me of a terrible ex
perience I had last week. I was doing
a few of the little towns in Michigan,
and got caught on the road in a driv
ing rainstorm one night It was a
lonely place, without a house in sight
I went on until the horse gave out,
and then made for a building that
seemingly rose by magic from the
ground. It was a weird, rickety place,
but the old man who offered me a
night's lodging looked harmless
enough, so I went to bed and made
the best of a bad bargain. The first
part of the night was all right No
sound except the dismal beat of the
rain against the window and the scurry
of rats up and down the wall. I slept
fitfully, fearing, I knew not what, and
with my revolver under my pillow.
Suddenly I was awakened by a terrible
noise, unearthly and awful. It was a
deep, reverberating sound, but I found
it impossible to locate the direction
from which it came. The cold, gray
light of dawn lay on the scene. The
air was tense with expectancy, and
with a bound I sprang from bed and
rushed wildly to the window. The
noise certainly had come from with
out, and I flung open the sash with
trembling hands, and discovered the
truth." "Well?" asked several as he
paused and flicked the ash from his
cigar tip meditatively. "What then?"
"Nothing. No one was hurt It was
only the day breaking," he said gently,
and he turned to ring for ice water,
as they all fainted. ?iiV
Molay, the Grand Master of the Tem
plars, Predicted Truly.
Clement V. and Philip IV. procured
the condemnation of Molay, the grand
master of the templars, to the stake,
says Chamber's Journal. As he was
led to execution Molay cited his perse
cutors to appear before God's throne,
the king within forty weeks and the
pope within forty days. Within these
respecuve times both died. Rienzi, the
last of the tribunes, condemned to
death Fra Morlale. When he pro
no,unced the sentence the culprit sum
moned the judge to meet -^ath him
self within the month, anu within the
month Rienzi was assassinated. In
1575 Nanning Koppezoon, a Roman
catholic, tortured to death during the
reMgious strife in the Netherlands, re
canted his extorted confession when
on the way to the scaffold. A clergy
man, Jurian Epeszoon, tried to drown
his voice by clamorous prayer. The
victim summoned him to meet him
within three days at the bar of God,
and Epeszoon went home and died
within that time. While at the stake
Wishart openly denounced Cardinal
Beaton: "He shall be brought low,
even to the ground, before the trees
which have supplied these fagots have
shed their leaves." The trees were
but in the bravery of their May foliage
when the bleeding body of the cardi
nal was hung by his murderers over
the battlements of St. Andrew's.
Good Fortttoe.1
The following story is classed under
"True Animal Stories," but is really
a fish story: Not long ago a hawk
caught a fish in Long Island Sound,
but while flying with it to the woods
to devour it at leisure, the flsh floun
dered from the hawk's hold and
dropped into a farmer's yard, where
a big mastiff was sitting. The dog
caught the flsh as it came down, and
the hawk swooped after it, but the
dog turned and ran into the house,
placing his trophy, yet alive, at the
feet of his mistress. It proved to be
a large blueflsh, and it was served up
that night, to an appreciative family.
The }og ever since has been seen to
sit in the same plaoe at the sa^ne time,
evidently impressed with the belief
that his good fortune jmajr .be repeated.
A Learned Presentment of the CM*
from the Atlanta Constitution—There
Is Not Enough Money In the Country
to Sustain Genuine Prosperity.
Our gwld standard friends seem to ba
in a tremendous pucker over the
wreck and riiln that visited Wall street
and they are very busy assigning
causes for it. This they find very diffi
cult to do. lSach one has his particular
pet theory. One says It is due to over
speculation, another declares that It
is the outcome of the over-capitaliza
tion of trusts, another says it is the
"result of Well-known conditions," and
still another darkly hints that the col
lapse was brought about by a well
known banking firm which is interest
ed in preventing the completion of cer
tain railroad deals in the south where
as, in point of fact, the very firm that
was placed under the accusation was
the first to come to the rescue of the
street by loaning a million of cash at
6 per cent when brokers were eager
to pay as high as 125 per cent.
Now the fact that very few of our
gold standard friends agree on any
theory, however plausible, is a certain
sign that they have been taken off
their feet by the sudden developments
in Wall street—that the collapse came
upon the stock exchange like a clap
of thunder from a clear sky. One very
shrewd editor who perceives that it is
necessary to forestall public opinion
in this particular vowS that those who
see any connection between the col
lapse and the adoption by the house of
the gold standard measure are wil
fully blind.
'l iJ"
So be it .put us down among the
blind and then send us in raised let
ters some plausible explanation of an
event of which one gold standard
editor has been mo.ved to say: "It
swept like a" tornado through the stock
list,. and made havoc with fortunes
that a week ago seemed substantial.
No one will ever be able to estimate
the ruin and wreck it has caused, for
the area of its influence extends over
the whole country, and includes all
classes of people."
In regard to panics that are past
and gone, we have never seen any
plausible explanation that separates
the panic of 1873 from the surreptitious
demonetization of silver, or the panic
of 1893 from the closing of the Indian
mint to .the free coinage of silver. Nor
do we perceive any material difference
between the conditions of 1893 and the
conditions of, 1899, except this, that last
Monday's panic was more ruinous than
that which preceded the depression in
1893. Prosperity prevailed then, pros
perity prevails now the first note of
the panic then waB the failure of the
cordage trust company, and the first
note of the panic last Monday was the
failure of a trust company. ~T
We hope, indeed, that we shall not
have a repetition of the various and
manifold disasters of 1893. The coun
try has been adjusting itself all along
to a lower plane of liying and to less
expensive business, and we are confi
dent that whatever stroke is in store
for the country, it will -not fall as
heavily or be 'as disastrous as that of
1' i'
There is but one augury of evil in
sight, and that is the enormous over
capitalization of the trust companies
that have been formed. These present
to the ax of the gold standard a vast
broadside of wind and paper, folly and
credulity, and when the paper bubble
bursts there will hurrying to and fro,
and loud wails from those who have
been induced to invest in wind. It is
this event that is most to be feared,
for when the wind and paper trusts be
gin to explode the spectacle will create
consternation 'even among those who
have nothing to lose, and this means
the loss of confidence and the restora
tion of condit^ns that are neither hap
py nor desirable.
But the real evil, the evil which will
remain with us until the people rise
up and put an end to it, is the fact that
the gold standard places it in the pow
er of a dozen men to control the avail
able capital of the country. This dozen
men can put a quick end to Industrial
development at any hour of the day or
night, and they can wreck any system
or any organization that presumes to
compete with concerns in which they
have placed investments.
So far as, .the actual scarcity of
money is concerned, the technical au
thorities are at one in ascribing it to
the demand for cash created by in
creasing business and the expansion of
Industrial development This means
that we have outrun or are about to
outrun the limits set by the gold stan
dard. When prosperity comes to a
standstill, it ceases to be prosperity
its own growth and development are
what it feeds on. Deprived of this
food, it perishes. On this expansion
in business and industry the various
movements in Wall street are based.
When the concerns whose stocks and
bonds are listed in Wall street
are prospering and earning divi
dends the securities that repre
sent them rise in value but
money and plenty ?f it is just as much
needed to give buoyancy to trade in.
the street as it is to support business
throughout the country^ When, from
lack of money, the Coxey yell is heard,
echoing in those precincts, it means'
that sei'lous complications Will ensue
unless the necessary money is forth
coming. What those complications are
at their worst may be seen in the ac
counts of last Monday's panic.
In brief, a fall in the value of the
securities in which Wall street deals
tends to make it more difficult for the
concerns represented by the depreciat
ed securities to borrow money and
this tendency, like prosperity, grows
by what it feeds on. Whether the col
lapse in Wall street is to be followed
by a movement on the part of the
banks to call in their loans and take
the profits th^t are always ready to
the hand of money owners at the be
ginning of a panic remains to be seen.
It is certain thlt they cannot afford to
continue lndlfmltely their present
methqda^flBBfeHUUllT certain that
unless our present business and indus
trial expansion comes.
10 an end, the
demand for money will continue to be
more and more Insistent In Wall
If there were fresh supplies of money
coming in from any source, we should
have a different report to make the
whole situation would be different but
money, in spite of the demand for it lh
New York to sustain values, is going
out, and the prospects are that ii will
continue to go out. It is plain to all
who understand and keep up with the
undertow of the financial situation
that our gold standard friends are
merely whistling to keep their courage
up. Without any well-grounded as
surance of their own, they are striv
ing to assure themselves and the rest
of the country.
We sincerely hope their 'efforts will
be successful, but the most that' we
provincials can do is to look abroad
and report facts
we find them.—At­
lanta Constitution.
In the weekly trade review of Dun
& Co., of December 23, the most as
tonishing cause of the recent Wall
street flurry is given a deluded pub
"The worst day in Wall street for
years was in tart the legitimate result
of the best year in business ever
known. Because the country had
prospered so greatly and had so ex
panded its business. It could no long
er afford to have many millions lock
ed up in carrying stocks representing
imaginary values.
'The question was not one of mone
tary supply. When the "country found
ample use for tys capital in regular
trade and productive Industry a con
traction of loans became necessary,
which would only have been more
painful if the volume of stocks carried
had been larger. Reckoning from the
highest general average last spring, in
dustrial stocks had fallen at the close^
on Monday 23.27 per cent street rail
road stocks, 38.90 per cent and other
railroad and telegraph stocks only 6.70
per cent."
In other words, the most disastrous
panic Wall street and the country gen
erally ever knew, one which depreciat
ed values in' securities of all sorts by
nearly $400,000,000, and caused a finan
cial loss to thousands and ruin to
many, was merely the result of a high
ly prosperous business expansion and
the consequence of a plethora of mon
ey. It is impossible for the people to
be deceived by such specious excuses,
or gulled by similar commercial re
views. The truth is that1 when the
Standard Oil Company desires to ob
tain possession and control of the New
Amsterdam Gas Company, or any other
tmst wishes to force any other prop
erty to yield to it, it is legitimate to
create a money stringency and ruin
the people by compelling them to sac
rifice their securities. It is incredible
that the people "who have many mil
lions locked up in carrying stocks rep
resenting imaginary values" can los6
those millions and still consider them
selves prosperous. It gives one the
impression that our whole monetary
system is a delusion and a snare.
The main prop to our commercial
agency manufactured prosperity was
knocked out on the now historical
black Monday, December 18,1896, when
leading industrials shrunk in value
nearly half a billion dollars. The
Louisville Dispatch in puncturing this
"Phase of Trusts," wisely observes:
"Many of the trusts have been or
ganized purely for speculation, and
some as legitimate investments and for
profits out of the conduct of the busi
ness involved. But all are more or
less drawn into the speculative field.
Even the most substantial stocks do
not always stand on their merits. When
industries are combined to cheapen
production, the consolidation adjust
ed upon a fair basis and the business
involved honestly conducted, it has
some defense in Equity and in morals.
But when combinations are effected to
list watered stock for the purpose of
speculation, when such stock id given a
fictitious value because of the supposed
power of the combinations to exact ex
orbitant profits, if they succeed they
rob the public, and if they fail they
disturb the business world. This is
the worst feature of the trust move
This goes to the root of our whole
pernicious trust system. Since it is in
the power of the "prosperity boom
ers" to destroy whatever prosperity
does exist by a twist of the stock mar
ket, depreciating values far below any
possible gain from legitimate com
mercial profits, it is time to throttle
the dragon. $ c*
1 1 11 1
S'C-".- Death of Organized Labor. SsS
The American Federation of Labor
at its recent meeting in Detroit de
clared that "Territorial expansion
meant the death of organized labor."
What else is likely to follow from the
amalgamation into our citizenship of a
horde of cheap labor Malays and Ha
waiians? There are many other things
at work undermining organized labor
as well as reducing the average Ameri
can citizen to the condition of a serf.
The federation recognizes trusts as one
of those agents. As Mr. Max S. Hayes
said, speaking upon the resolution of
the federation: "The middle class will
be abolished. They will be forced to
become wage-workers, trade-union
ists." Then "the working people will
have become nearly the whole people.
They will control the government, and
the plutocrats will be powerless." Still,
th_ere is the alarming growth of mili
tarism, bur curious financial system,
and the utter destruction of the rights
of the individual, the Concentration of
money in the hands of a few, and many
other things that are so many prepara
tions to destroy organized labor and
the rights of humanity. It 1b well to
"unite in opposition to expansion re
gardless of party allegiance," but with
the: Republican party advocating all of
the evils complained of, and the Demo
cratic party standing against them all,
it is easy to see where the "party alle
giance" should be manifested. There
is no forlorn hope the correction of
the evils denounced may be effected
•with a united effort now*
Boas of ostrich feathers and ruffled
Alffon ar« worn wit!} Winter sulta.'
One of the essentials of the Demo
cratlo party is its opposition to foreign
pauper labor, and the consequent pro
tection of American workmen by its
exclusion. It is the one competition
against which American labor cannot
Compete. Yet we learn that there is
a horde of foreigners brought Into
this country from Italy, Austria and
Chiqa, under the noses of our officials,
in pursuance of Blave contracts, and
who remain slaves for an indefinite
number of years. Says the Chicago
"It is a notorious fact that Chinese
are brought here in this way, and,
while a number from Austria are
brought over on the same terms. Italy
furnishes the. largest proportion of
those who are virtually treated as
slaves. Maiiy employes of iron works
throughout the country are secured in
this way, most of them coming from
At Avon, N. Y., there is a colony of
270 Italians who are under the direct
Control of one man, who hires them
to farmers and fruit growers and takes
most of their earnings, while those who
perform the labor get little more than
enough to eat, and are housed in
buildings little better than cattle
Our boastful Republican administra
tion does not seem to be even a mon
grel watch dog, either of the treasury
or of the rights of American laborers.
Its sole and only purpose and intent
at the present time seems to be to
curry favor with the sultan of Jolo, es
tablish some sort of an unknown sov
ereignty in the Philippines, assist the
speculators with the people'sv money,
and re-elect Mr. McKinley. We have,
for the first time in the history of this
great republic, a president who reigns,
but does not govern.
The Hawaiian Gazette of Honolulu
complains that the Portuguese and
Japanese are taking up the best lands
in the Hawaiian islands, to the ex
clusion of Americans:
"What is the situation? What is the
outlook there? The Portuguese, have
settled on this land and are doing
well. Many, it is said 500, Japanese
have taken land in Kula and Maka
wao, and are making excellent profits
out of their agricultural work. Out
of some hundreds of settlers are there
any Americans?/ No. Yet the profits
of agriculture in that section, today,
would open the eyes of the small
farmers of America. While
there is much waving of the flag over
the island with the patriotic shout
tbat the islands must be American
ized, day by day, step by step, the
men of other nationalities are becom
ing the bone and the sinew of the peo
ple. One looking upon these prosper
ous people preoccupying the land, must
regard the case of American settlement
in this region as almost hopeless.
It is simply idle to say that the
American farmer can or will supplant
the ^Portuguese or the Orientals."
.When the Gazette wakes up to the
fact that the acquisitions made by the
McTfcialej' 'administration are for the
purpose of speculation and not for the
benefit of American citizens, unless
combined in a trust of some sort, there
will not be any further editorial worry.
The G. O. P. organs attribute the re
cent smashes of banks, manufactories
and commercial houses to our exces
sive prosperity. The commercial agen
cies and the treasury officials blame
an over-supply of money, while the
rank and file of feeble imitators charge
them up to the war in the Transvaal.
Director of the Mint Roberts is the
only one who comes anywhere near the
truth, and this is the way he "expresses
"The cry for more money is as unap
peasable as the demand for more
wealth. A new supply, instead of sat
isfying the demand, stimulates it. Men
want money to buy things with—
good things that they think are going
higher. Given e^sy money in the banks,
and we have bankers encouraging bor
rowers. As a result, stocks go up, and
as they go up more people want to
buy, and so the demand for. money in
creases. You can't furnish money fast
enough to meet the demand of all who
would like to borrow while prices are
going up, nor could all the gold and
silver mines in the world together
keep prices going up forever."
The administration school of philos
ophy seems to have several heads but
no standard.
That Mark A. Hanna is a good man,
nobody within reach of his benefac
tion will deny. So when a pious gen
tleman, the other day, at a church fair,
fervently ejaculated, upon receipt of a
generous donation, "God bless you,
senator," our eyes are moist through
sympathy. But do not let this sancti
monious gallery play go any further,
lest the senator be moved to join the
church and publicly confess his short
and long comings and goings. We
have too much personal respect for
Mr. Hanna to have him locked up in
jail for the, public safety, as. was the
self-confessed pickpocket at a religious
revival in New Jersey the other day.
By what strange conceit was Secre
tary Gage impelled to say in his recent
address at Orange, N. J.: "It (the gov
ernment) allows the institutions thus
under its patronage and protection (the
national banks) to take under control
some $2,000,000,000 of the people's
money, while in Its own fiscal opera
tions the government itself., will not
trust the best of them to'the extent, pf
one dollar." In vino Veritas—that is
to say, the truth is brought out at a
banquet Who can trust a bank after
such a certificate of suspicious charac
ter emanating from so high a source?
If it was necessary for the govern
ment to come to the rescue of the spec
ulators operating pi astringent money
market to save industrials, why should
not the government come to jthe rescue
of the industrials to save the specula
tors? Industrials are going by the
board in every direction.
In the years 1832 to 189!, England
lost 14,000,000 of Its population by emi
gration. Germany lost 6,000,000 be
tween 1832 and 1891. fe
Barbed-wire fences are used exten
sively in Sonth Africa, and most of the
material is imported from the United
In Tokio, there ore seven crematories
and the cost of cremation is 90 low that
sevem-l of the old-stylo undertaker!
have been forced out of business.
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England'* Armored Trains.
The magnificent armored trains nsei"''
by England in her war with the, Boers
mil protect her troops iiv about the
same way that Hostetter's 8toimaoh
Bitters drives dyspepsia from t^e hu»
man stomach, and then mounts guar#
that it does not return. The Bltterp
has won in every case of indigestion,
constipation, liver and kidney \troubl*
for over fifty years.
Street car tickets in Adrian, Mlch^-V
are sold by the hundred at the rate ot
three cents each. The regular tare is
five cents.
Proof of the ^Padding
Is in the Eating*
S is not wfut we say, but
SarsaparilU does, that tells the stay.
Thousands of people give the proof by
telling of remarkable cures by Hood's S*r
saparttla of Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Dys
pepsia, Catarrh, Rheumatism,' and alt
tiher blood diseases and debility.
During her entire reign Queen Vic
toria has not worn her ciown more than
twenty times.
Both the daughters of Senator Mason
of Illinois, Miss Ethel, aged 24, and
Miss Ru:Ui, aged 21, are students in a
Washington law school.
A BOBton Man Pleased.
In conversation with some friends, a
prominent Boston man told of his suf
ferings from rheumatism and nervous
ness, and one of his friends gave- him
•some advice, which will be mentioned
later, and which has proven to be of.
incalculable value.
first day's line of Dr. Kline's Ciroiifc liorve ltostdrer*
Send for FREE S2.00 trial bottle and treat!**.
II. Kline.Ltd..im Arota St.. Philadelphia. P*.
The "little personal present" which.
Queen Victoria dispatched to the Cape
for her soldiers weighed eighty-eight
tone and cost 4,000 pounds.
T&tie Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Alt
druggists refund the moncvif it (alls toourfe
SSo. E. W. Grovo's signature oa eacb box.
A Mew Slur.
Big resourceful Texas Is famed for
its great undertakings. The newest
and brightest star which has shot
athwart its horizon is the wonderful
town of La Porie, located on Galves
ton Bay midway between Houston-and
Galveston in the celebrated Coast
Country of Texas. A happy trinity of
pluck, brains and capital is here found
at work building up a great deepwater
seaport city. Extensive public work is
under way including wharfs, docks and
water front shipping facilities. The
U. S. Government is soon to deepen
the channel, thus enabling the largest
ocean vessels to receive and discharge
cargoes at .a
To successfully act on the advice, it!
was necessary to make a trip"' of over)
2,000 miles, but he undertook it, andj
now thanks his friend for the advice,!
is he finds himself fully relieved of hisi
jld trouble and has returned to hia[
home feeling able to cope with his',
business demands, a new man.
The advice given was to^ go- -to"Hatl
Springs, South Dakota, anu there take
the baths and enjoy the finest climate,
of any health resort in America.
If this man was satisfied after making
a long trip, those residing within a
few hundred miles and similarly afflict
ed can certainly afford to try it, or
rather can't afford to neglect to try it
Ask any agent of the North-Western
line for full particulars, or write
4 General Passenger. Agent,
F. E. & M. V. R. R.. Omaha, Neb.
A Newark gentleman, who is occa
sionally troubled with insomnia, de-"
clares that he always finds relief after
taking'a warm mustard foot bath.
Mrs. Wlnslow'g Soothing Syrup.
For children teething, softens the sums, reduce* far
flainmaUou, allays pain,
cures wind colic. 25o a bottl*.
The salaries paid in the Chicago
high schools annually averaged 955.5ft
for each pupil taught in themr
Attractive Booklet Sent Free.
Choice Recipes for making Coooa and Chocoltt*.
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Congressman-elect Roberts, of Utah,
sltates thlat he oan earn a livelihood at
blacksinithing if necessary, having
learned that trade in his youth.
Reliable Help Wanted 't
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lum for Invalids and Health Seekera, Incorporated
Send 12c In stamps for full Information. Addre*i
J. H. Teltlebaum, Treasurer, Las Vega*. N. U.
An industrious hen Is owned by
James Murtha, of Hattonla, Ohio. On
Mondays and Thursdays it lays two
eggs each day on all other, days it rare?,!
ly fails to lay one.
Former United States Senator
llam M. Bvarts, how nearly 82 years old
is not able to leave his home, but he Is
still actively Interested In public af
Try Grain=0!
Try GrainO!
"S I-.
Ask you Grocer to-day^tJ show you
a package of GRAIN-O, the new food
drink that takes the place of ooffee.
The children may drink it without
injury as well as the adult All who
try it, like it GRAIN-O has that
rich seal brown of Mocha or Java,
bat it is made from pure grains, aaft
the most delicate stomach receives it
without distress.' the' prioe of coffee.
15 cents and 25 cents per package.
Bold by all grocers.
Tastes like Coffee 'v
Looks like Coffee
Insist that your grocer gives yon
Accept no Imitation.
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•ae«u. Whtmplngtittigh, Bronchitis]
A certain mm ier CMtMMitiMi Ja
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