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JSflED 1854.
THE LEON REPORTER
O. E. HULL, Publisher.
LEON,
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Subscription Rates:
One year. ,. fl.GO
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Three months.. 40
ttnterid a« second clcu» matter at the
0*o* Jova Poitofflce.
"Tfc« Flag of the Republic Poreveri of
tr Empire Never."
-"Tli Conctltutlon and the Flag, One
•nd Inseparable, Now and Forever."
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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET.
For President,
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WM. JENNINGS BRYAN.
For Vice President.
ADI.AI F.. STEVENSON J*
iw-ArfrS
C0N6AESS10NAL TICKET.
For Men.ber of Coneress Eighth District
V. R. M'QINNIS,
\. of Pecatur County.
STATE TICKET.
M)
*r«t»»v of Stiri*."
& CBJI
^**»r Auanei-« ft*w, A
UlUSON.of l'eluwurc»ounty»
For Treasurer,
1
B, L, WILLIAMS, of O'Brien County.
For Attorney General,
C. J. HARPER, of Lies Motnee County.
Fair Judge of Supreme Coui t,
~j. W,
KKEELAND,
of Wayne ounty.
For Railroad Commit 8loj«"»,
«tmu«.ciAgol County.
.. For Electors at I arge,
'ISjflftOJSaB:
For blBtrlclElec'
"Hectors.
Kirst-F. R. HILIiER, Washington.
Mc*-na—F. 1. KELSEY. Jackson.
'I bbd—JOHN ELWANQEK, Dubuque,
fourth—M .1. CART ER, Winneshiek.
I iftli-H. M. REBOK. Tama.
Sixth-J. C. WILLIAMS. Mahaska.
Seventh—C G. LOOM 18, Polk.
EltMh-M. n. MAKING, Appanoose,
Ninlb—J. J, Sll AY, Pottawaltami
Tenlb— I. J.ANDERSON, Carroll.
Eleventh-W. W. 8TOWE, Mckinson.
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COUNTY TICKET.
mlk.
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For Auditor
CEO. CAlt W RIGHT
Pf W "'P1#
Vor Plerk of Dlstriei Court,
ARTHUR E. MOORE,
of Decatur.
For County Attorney.
MARION WOOIJARD,
of Leon.
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ForRccordtr. t/'™.
CHAS. H. HKOWN.
t••%*«. of Blooming! on.
For Member Board of Supervisors.
WM.ll. HAZLET,
.pisw. of Center.
s'SSJ
"There are no trusts" says Hun mi in
one of his speeches. This is about as
near the truth aB republican campaign
grftforg usually get.
ZSS5S5SSSESS5S5^^S^^^
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The democratic county ticket is' a
winner this year It is composed of
good clean men from top to bottom,
men who will fill the various ofiices with
credit to themselves and the voters who
elect them, g#
Taxpayers who wish their interests
protected in the manaeement of county
affairs should yote foi Wpi. H. Hazlet,
MDdid^te for ipember of the board of
•nperviaors, He is a thorough business
tnan, and would look careiully after the
the county's interests if elected to this
moBt responsible office. See that you
vote for Hazlet.
I
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Charles H. Brown has made a model
countyrecorder during the past two years
and the business of the office was never
transacted in a more efficient manner, lie
gives the office his personal attention and
treatavall who have business in the re
corder's office with due courtesy. Two
years ago he was elected by a very
handsome majority find tie will he re
filppted thjg yi
deoirge Cartwright, the democratic
candidate for county auditor,: is one of
tbemoRt popular young men in the
county, and is making a dean and hon
orable campaign, iteporta from all
over the county indicate that he will
run welt ahead of his ticket in every
precinct. When thu yotes are counted
on the evening of I{ov. 6ti), it will be
found that George Uartwright baa
elected by a large majwity.^. r-
4
V-/5.m
The panic scare and starvation cry
will not win this.year. Workingmen
have sounded the depths of the full
dinner pail and tested the breadth of
trust prosperity. /j
Senator Beveridge should challenge
Mark Hanna to a joint debate. Hanna
says there are no trusts, while Bev
eridge says there are lots of good trusts
and now and then a bad one.—Wichita
Daily Beacon.
The workinginan who can bs influ
enced to vote for McKinley by threats of
starvation may be driven to the polls in
1904 at the point of the bayonet to vote
for Hanna. It would be the logical con
clusion of present methods.
They are having such a deluge of Mc
Kinley prosperity in Kansas that their
laborbureau reports that wages have
increased 40 per cent, and the cost of
living GO per rant, under the era of
which Mr. McKinley was the advance
ajent.
On the high authority of the Chicago
Tribune, chief organ of prosperity and
McKinley's most devoted defender, it is
stated that Mr. Bryan has the support
of "every one that is in distress and
every one that is in debt and every one
that is discontented." This naturally
leaveB Major McKinley with only the
support of the truBts.
There is no man in the county who is
better qualified to discharge the duties
of clerk of the district court than Arthur
£. Moore, the democratic candidate.
He is a young man, well educated, a
good penman and endowed with those
qualities which go to make up an effi
cient public official. Make up your
mind to vote for Moore for clerk.
William E. Curtis, the eminent cor:
respondent,' says in the Chicago Record:
"Although republican statesmen who
have visited Indiana are confident that
the republicans will carry that state by
a large majority and democratic visit
ors are equally certain of democratic
success, disinterested people who have
no reason to bolster up either ticket
consider the Hoosier state very doubt
ful, with chances in favor of the demo
crats. The reasons they give are that
the gold democrats who supported Me*
Kinlev four years ago will vote for
Bryairthis tiiue, with the exception, of
al£li)ii^
that the i^oakers iriH vqte i^galost Mii£
Kinley because they do not/BBTtlie
shooting ot the FilippinosrJXfid the mil
itary invasion of Chinas There is mid
to be conBidere&ie discontent among the
no»A miners, and also among the labor
unions in the gas district. 1 have seen
two or three people of both parties who
have recently been in Indiana, and all
agree that the chances ot sqeqess .'there
are in favor of the democrats." feSi
AGAIN SWINGS TO BRYAN.
The vote of New York state is cast
alternately for the candidate of the
two great parties, with the regularity
of the swing of a pendulum. Thus his
tory records it:
To Seymour over Grant in 1808
To Grant over Greeley in 1872
ToTilden over Hayes in
To Garfield over Hanoock in 1880,
bTo Cleveland over Blaine in 1884.
To Harrison over Cleveland in 1888.
To Cleyeland over Harrison in 1892.
To McKinley over Bryan in 1896.
PARROT CRY OF "TREASON."
Among the many false pretenses on
which Mr. McKinley's campaign for
re-election is being conducted none is
more disreputable or more positively
insulting to that half of the American
people which will not VQtP (or him
than the preteqge that to oppose Mr.
McKinley now is to give "aid and com
fort to the enemy"—the Filipinos. It
is getting quite near to the" lowest
depths of partisan passion when, for
the sake of a passing party advantage,
the triumph of a year, statesmen of
leading rank and newspapers of wide
influence are willing to place their coun-.
try before the world in the degrading
light of haying one in every two of its
citizens for jts enemy.—Baltimore 8un,
+13S
Webster Davis, former assistant sec
retary of the interior, returned to Kan
sas City from a campaigning tour
through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and
Michigan, and said: "There is good
show for Bryan (9 carry Illinois," he
said to-night, "and Indiana is almost ab
solutely safe. I don't think it jossible to
beat Bryan in Indiana, and I believeOhio
is reasonably certain for him. A year
ago! campaigned in Ohio in the'Inter
est ofGovernor Nash and had the Mc
Clean anii Jofles fbrc^"been Hn|tfl *t
that time jfas^ would haye heen defeat
ed by ?5,QQ0 majority, Ohio will be
easier oarr^ for Bryan than wilt liU,
nois, p«8ard Michigan as a, donbtfol
8tate, with the ohanoea in favor of
Bryan,
"The Germans seem to be turning to
ward Mr. Bryan very rapidly," contin
ued Mr. Davis. "Everywhere can be
found any number of Germans who
heretofore voted tbe republican ticket
wm
Bryan and Stevenson,
is in favo
the democratic candM*1*'
WAGE FACTS AND FIGURES.
The Iron and Steel Trust after keep
ing its mills idle since June has succeed
ed in starving its skilled workmen into
accepting a reduction of wages, puddlers
wages will be reduced 25 cents per ton
and finishers' wages cut 8 per cent
00,000 men areinvolved.
Tlie trust will at once open its mills,
especially through Ohio and Indiana.
The men have been starved so long that
they are eagerly flocking to work. Now
the republicans, will use this "revival of
industry" as pne of their, campaign ar
guments.
The Associated Press reports carefully
omitted any mention of the reduction
that men had been forced to accept
The trusts are just beginning to realize
their power to. starve their workmen in
to submisflipn. The men may accept
the terms because they cannot heip
themselves, but this reduction in wages
means thousands of votes for Bryan.
At Phibburif, l'u., 2 000 tin workers
are to strike because I lie Tin Plate Trust
will not piiy wtiges enough to cover the
advanced cost of living.
At Elwood, Ini., 2,500 tin plate work
er? have been idle for weeks, trying to
get the Tin Plate Treat to give them a
slight advance in wages. The trust has
"i iM?1
nf ?hi °.n
floi ahtn
fl?•
any
fe#:
E
f3rM
LANDSLIDE FOR BRYAN.
LEON, IOWA, THUKSDAY, OCTOB&K 11, 1900.
.. I are being replaced by Greeks
starved the men into accepting theBame' imported
wages they had before the price, of, liv
ing advanced 25 per cent.
The American Steel and Wire Trust]
has opened one department of its fac- Three weeks from next Tuesday
tory at Anderson, Ind., with a 7 per election day.
McKinley's Treaty with
the Sultan of Sulu.
31
Here is the Sulu agreement in full:
Article 1. The sovereignty of the United States over the whole!
archipelago of Sulu and its dependencies is declared and acknowl
edged.
Article 4. While the ^nited States may occupy and control
suoh points l^ the alrchipelago of Sulu as public interest seeih to de
mand, encroachment will not be made upon the lands immediately
about the resiileitoe of hla highiiea, the sultan, unless military ne-.
a f^wigh power,
my
by
tbe
1
OT 8pec
ThiB innocent appearing amendment
that is supposedly gotten up in the in*
terests of economy, should in our opin
ion be voted down.
If It carries it will have these results:
1st. The present legislature which iq
strongly imperialistic %jll {lolfl oyer.
This i?tf9iatwe
w|ii
—vprr
Scent, reduction of.jwages ami & blacklist
on all the men who &ent on Btrike lafet
-April. The men are now receiying lesft
wages than in '93 and the trust has
more than doubled the price of the nails
it manufactures:
The American Sheet Steel combination
has secured the sheet mills at Toledo,
Irontoo and YoungstoWn, Ohio, and
the plant at Alexandria, Ind., also the
big bar mill at Camd, Dover, Ohio.
These mills will all be closed and the
machinery removed elsewhere. The
dosing down of the Canal Dover mill
alone deprives the heads of 5,000 fami
lies of employment.
There are five bicycle factories idle in
Toledo and the East 8idr .rolling mills
have been shut down—about 2,000 paoie
families deprived of the mptis of out
sistence.
At Eyansville, Iid., tbe 800 employes
of the cotton mill have be$n on strike
for six months and hunger is making
them restless.
1,200 employes of the Steei and Iron
Trust at Lebanon, Pa., after being on a
strike for six weeks have been forced to
resume work at a reduction of (1 per
ton for puddling.
In Lowell, Mass., the cotton opera-!
tives who decline to accept a reduction
recently
Is this prosperity? and will these men
vote for
McKinley?
Article 2. The United States flag will be used in" the nrchipel-pp
ago of 8ulu .and ite dependencies on land and sea.
Article 3. The rights and dignities of his highness the Sultan
and his datoB shall be fully respected, and Moros shall not be inter
ferred with on account'of their religion all their nustoihs shall be
respected, and no one sball be persecuted on account of hi« religion.,
mafle in each case.
peiaon can_ purchase land in the arc|.ipelago of8ulu «ad
obtftlninK
ahfn L*igreeStetnt ?,th
si^iV'whBn n^.rfiS8d« L"
t.he consent of the sultan and coming
the owner of
sultan and hia peopie with any part
conducted under the American
flag, shfeU be flree, unlimited and undutiable.
,n ?i. The sultan of Sulu shall be allowed to communicate
direct with the governor-general of the Philippine islands in making
complaint against the commanding officer of Sulu or against any
naval commander.
u£jticle7* introduction of fire-arms and war materials il^
of the PhiHp^nes
authority
of
V, Article 8. Piracy must be suppressed and the sultan and his
datoa agree to heartily co-operate with the United States authori
ties to that end and to make every possible effort to arrest and
bring to justice all persons engaged in piracy.
Article 9. Where crimes are pommHted by B^oros against Moros
the government of the saltan will bring to trial and punishment the
criminals and offenders who will be delivered to the government of
i.e
the governor-general
United States authorities If In their possesuon. In
all other oases persons charged with crimes or offense will be de
uverra to the United 8tatee authorities for trial and punishment.
Article 10, Any slave in the archipelago of Sulu shall have the
right to purchase freedom by paying to the master the usual market
value.
Article 11. At present Americans or foreigners wishing to go
into the country should state their wishes to the Moro authorities
and ask for an escort, but it is hoped this will become unnecessary
as we know each other better.
Article 12. The United States will give full, protection to the
sultan and his subjects in case any foreign nation should attempt
to impose upon them. ./..in r, m- n.w
Article 13. The United States wi^l not sell the island of Sulu or-*1
o'her island of tl\e Qi^lq archipelago to aqv foreign nation with-*^
out the consent of the sultan of Sulu,
Article 14. The ynited States government will pay the follow-,
ing monthly salaries]
To the^Bultan «200 To Dato Rajah Muda 75
To Pato Attlk....„ 60 To Dato Calbe 75
To Dato Joakanlan 75 To Dato -Puyo 60
To Dato Amir Haissin 60, To Hadji Buter 60
To Habib Mura 40 To 8erir8aguln.. 1,5
Signed in triplicate, in English and Sulu, at Jolo, this20th day of
August, A. D. 1899 (13th Arabuil Akil, 1397)
r» THE SULTAN -SULU,^^,
if V*. r»ATTk V111U
Approved by Eres^ent,
THE AMENDMENT.
\i
The voters are asked to yote on a
proposition to so amend the -constitu
tion of Iowa as to have only biennial
elections in the future of this state.
elect a senntor to
SHPce^l, i|ohn H- Gear deceased and
William' £.' Allison, and the people
shoirtdiiave a ohanoe to at least Indi
rectly express themselves on who should
fill these important offices.!-^
2nd. The state issnes and
issues should be kept separate as much
as possible. If we have our election
only once in two years we will elect a
preddent and congress at one of these
elections and a congress "at the othe\r,
henoe, both of them will be on national
issnes and overshadow jtate and local
issues.
Only a feir yean
nly a
few
hatlbnal
years ago we held two ^av^ al
sr
WILLIAM M'KINLJ-
elections on presidential years. The
state election in October and the presi
dential election in November for the
purpose of keeping Btate and local mat
ters separate from national issues. This
ruleisstill observed in many states.
Iowa however, abandoned it, and no^
it is proposed to abandon the election,
every other year. Pretty qoo.q tbew
imperialists will flfapt ^o ^ay^ only oqe
el«?tiop ey^y foflr years, And then wiu
proVail^ get down to the Hamilton idea
of electing men for life and hold only
one election during a generation
We.|»elisve the safest plan for our
peopled to stand by the instutitions of
our fathers, who belieyed in rotation in
office, Until they are proven to be
wrong.
Tue biennial election scheme is good
for the party in power but is not good
for the minority party, it is not good
for the people who have an interest in
Ipcal affairs,—Independent American.
cago by This year
ftw? WiflflO majority
Thta vMr Urvnn
s.
18
i-
a
--spHi! &>
land, and such
in the proper office of the
l.hif do",e8tic
products of the archipelago
/'-$'
..
PROSPERITY,
with us."'Is
They aa'y prosperity is
it? Yes, a homoeopathic dose.
I^irat, what brought it?
Inflation of the currency,
which the republicans in 1896
wonld be dishoneBt and wicked
description.
.•t h'Siir-
4BS0LUTEiy PURE
VERY ENCOURAGING.
According to the published report of
the chairman of the republican state
committee there are 5,453 democrats in
the .Eighth congressional district who
did not vote in 1898. As Hepburn's
plurality was only 3,824, it will readily
be Been that if the democrats had all
gone to the polls, Finn would have been
elected by a majority of 1,629.
This should be, and we believe will fie
a lesson to the reform voters of the dis
trict that they will profit by this year.
Hepburn has been misrepresenting the
district in congress for the past two
years simply because 5,453 democrats
remained away from the polls.
Democrats, wake upt You have it in
your power to elect Hon. V. Ii. McGir
nis to congress. Let every democrat be
a committee ot one to see to it that
every man that will vote for Bryan and
McUinnis goes to the polls on November
6, and votes his convictions. Don't let a
man escape bring every one of them to
the polls and the victory is ours. Just
as sure as every democrat, populist
and silver republican "votes this year,
just that sure will Mr. McGinnis be our
next representative. Is this not worth
working for? Will you do your part?—
Moulton Appanoose County Sun.
largely*
told us
beyond
a
Big crops at home famine abroad
For how many of these causes does
the McKinley administration deserve
credit?
Second, who eets the benefit of this
prosperity? How is it divided up?
The Chicago Tribune for May 2nd last
gave figures to show that Mr. Rocke
feller'^ abfrre would be about $75,000,000
for this year in addition, to. the miliio,us
What is
already possemecMq^i^^l,
share that fajls to other representatives
of the plutocratic class?
Hundreds of thousands -and millions
hni t? 'LT1111DCOme
1n
at Newport, trips to Europe, Belshazzai
feasts.
What do the republicans think your
share ought to be?
First, if you don't offend your mas
ters, the glorious privilege of working
like an ox six days in the week.
Second, the luxury of eating a cold
dinner out of a tin pail and, like the
horse with his nose bag, or the negro
slave before the war, eating enough to.
keep up yoi\r strength that you may
(jontinye to. produce wealth for your
mastery.
How mWih da the republicans prom
ise you for keeping them in power,
maintaining the luxury of the rich and
enabling the trusts to get possession of
the earth? Just what you are getting
now not a cent more, not a privilege
more, not the glimmer of a chance to
enter upon largely into our "prosper
ity" and to enjoy more fully the oppor
tunities and blessings of American civ
ilization.
What do the democrats think of this?
They think you ane.robbed they think
the trust magnates get rich out of
wealth you have produced and ought to
have, and they propose, if elected. to
do their best to stop the stealing. -,*
Workingmen, are you satisfied with
your share of the McKinley prosperity?
If so, vote for the Hanna syndicate: if
not, vote for Bryan.
Six years ago when Marion Woodar
was a candidate for county attorney he
ran more than three hundred votes
ahead of his ticket and was defeated by
oflly a few votes. This year he is going
to he elected^ As mayor of Leon he
has t^\ade an enviable record and a good
public official. He discharges his offic
ial duties with fairness and impartiality
to all. If elected eonnty attorney be
would discharge his duties without fear
or favor, and at all times look after the
interests of the taxpayers and see thatr
of -unnecessary
«^V^-
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ...
WOYAt SAKmQ POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
IMPERIALISM ATTACTED FROM
TflE PULPIT.
•$?£-
Held Up To Clear View in a- Power
ful Sermon.
Sit ieneajh"l^Wwi^^ne anjf
'with none to molest or make afraidi.'
THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST.
"VW 1,800 years "jind more the pre
,.... .. ••I'w-i.ow yeura Siiu more me pre-
aU
t0m0' qpt»,
a a re id
What is your share, worTiingman? Do „cl,llaJ
^suited in the Peace Conference at The
you have a summer vacation with in
come, undiminished and everything that
money can buy? Can you, like Steel
Trust Gates, go to Paris and throw hand
fuls of money from the top of the Eit'el
tp.wer to the people in the street as you
wonld throw corn to the chickens?
scoat8
-are not
piled. -up for them to 'pay. *-Vote^ wonder and the admira
for Marion Woodard
tornejr. ________
for county ats
McKloley^ carried CBl- fle hw the destiny in bis veins very jueftice. And as we ^cturv death and
iffObv.
70.000.<p></p>TO^OjOjD,.
nuuLi—l_. ',i
"Mightjmajies right
be faM
example and/fPiri,t of Christ have
been abroad enlightening and uplifting
the world. And when at last the Czar
-u- of all the Russias issued the call which
Hague, men began to congratulate
themselves that the world
ii.njiii, iiiii/MIiii ii\iiir»iii^|i)iii|ipiTpi..
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REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXVI Jko. 7
OWDER
ii
One of the most -remarkable sermons
preached in Cincinnati for a long time
was that delivered at the First Univer
salis! chureli on Walnut Hills, yesterday
by the pastor, Rev. Harry Blackford,
says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The
issues dealt with were War in General
ana the Boer and Filipino Wars in Par
ticular." Dr. Blackford took as his text
St. Mark, iv., 4, "And there were some
that had indignation within themselves,
arid said, why was this waste of the
ointment made." He said in part:
AN INFAMY CRYING OUT.
"There is in the world to-day an in
famy which is and ought to demand the
attention of all men, and that is war.
"In Ancient times human life was ac
counted as little worth. Man's acci
dental birth in some royal( or favored
family alone made him worthy of re
spect and honor. A royal prince might
wage war simply to sate the appetite of
some inhuman tyrant for gold or glory.
The slaughter of 10,000 men from the
ranks was unmourned. Their death
was regretted only as it weakened the
defences or curbed the ambition of some
king.
"At such a time the lowly carpenter
of Nazareth was born into the world to
teach men of the worth and grandeur
and nobility that inheres* in human na
ture. He came heralding the fact of
human brotherhood, and by His exam
ple clothed with dignity and honor the
form of him who toils. He gave to man
the golden rule for the guidance of his
conduct and the principle of love for the
foundation on which to build his
character. He came to hasten the
dawning of the day of universal peace
when swords should be beaten into
plowshares and spears into pruning anii^leterriiine its
hooks when nation should not lift
sword against nation neither know war
8TVB marfi and when no.
WPS
indeed
becoming civilized, that the day for ar
bitration was at band, and that, soon
war should be no more.
"But the delegates to that conference
had hardly reached their homes before
the skies of the civilized world began to
be overcast and darkened and the
sounds of battle to he heard in many
quarters.
"And is it not a significant fact that
the nations most active in the waging of
thosi conflicts have been -members of
the Anglo-Saxon race?
"General Sherman said that 'War is
hell.' And it can find justification only
when waged in behalf of some worthy
principle—in the defence of the life and
liberty either of self or of others.
FOR AND AGAINST FREEDOM
"The American Revolution ami our
Civil War were justified on these
grounds, but what shall be the verdict
of history as regards the struggle which
is blotting out two republics from the
map of South Africa and in their place
establishing the dependencies of a mon
archy? In the future, wherever man
shall be and thp love of" liberty shall
exist, there will the breath. come faster
and the pulse beat quicker at the story
ot the heroic struggles of Oom Paul and
the Boers.
"But the war of England against the
Tiansvaal is not the only one that Has
been waged by the Anglo-Saxon race.
The forces of the United States have
been marshaled against the hosts of
Spain. When the armies of the Union
turned their face's toward Cuba they
were lured on by no vision of gold fields
and by no lust for power. Instead they
saw the starved and wasted forms of the
helpless sconcentrados and heard the
feeble cry for help that issued from the
dying hps of that unfortunate people.
As a nation we had lifted our hand
against a tyranny which had survived
the Middle Ages and which for years
had been grappling at the throat of a
dependent people to throttle in them
the desire for liberty and human rights.
And as our soldiers marched forth to
battte, singing the songs of liberty
tion of the world:
"But tjie scenes, of the struggle 'have
changed. We are no longer waging.war
j. w«whBww« »»*v uw iwu^ci nagiu^.n ui
Mr. Beveridge, the fresh young"sena- against Spain and in bshalf of the un
ator from Indiana, thinks we made a fortunate viotinas of her despotic power,
great mistake in declaring we were not We are instead battling against the vie
after Cubit for ourselves. He wants
Cuba, and sppeWs tQ toe in favor of
"Criminal aggression" to take her.
prmnnai aggression" to take her. their uneven strugele for freedom and
tims themselves, who for a' century or
of' more have, waged with- varying success
their uneven struggle for freedom and
appears to desolation into those distant island^
may it not iter well (or wl to pause and
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ask ourselves the question: 'Has not
this war, which was begun lor the sake
of humanity, and in which our forces
were led forward by the angel of mercy,
degenerated into a struggle for pelf, in
which we are being led on by the god'^
Mammon?' Do we believe that if, in
the place of fertile valleys, luxuriant
forests and rich mines, there was noth
ing but a barren waste, we should be
struggling to establish our supremacy,
even though the inhabitants were more
needy and destitute than at present1'
TIME TO CALL A HALT.
Let us turn in upon ourselves the:
searchlight of an honest investigation
and in candor ask if we are not follow
ing in the footsteps of Judas b}f conceal
ing the real motives of our action be
hind assumed vir ues.
"I believe that if the Christian people
of the country did but realize what war
is, what war means, that hostilities
would cease within a month. Did you
e.ver stop to think what it means to take
the life of a fellow man! 1 remember
once to have been present when a
brakeman fell between the moving car«.
YVhen his mangled body came to view,'"
with his life blood gushing from his gap
ing wounds and his flesh quivering in the
great agonies of death, women fainted
and strongmen turned away with ejei
blinded wit^i scalding tears and hearts
wrung with anguish. And yet such
sight is as nothing when compared with
the awful carnasre that may be witness
ed on any battlefield. Do we ever think
what it means to carry a gun and delib
erately aim the fatal .I! at th heart of
a human being, or in the bayonet
charge to thrust the cold, merciless, un
feeling steel into the soft, warm, quiver
ing flesh of a fellow man? And yet are
we not doing this very thing for the
purpose of establishing our supremacy
over the land and homes of another
people, and claiming to do it in. the
name of humanity and under the B»nc
tion of Him who came to establish the
truth of human brotherhood, and whose
coming into the world was heralded by
the angels ot heaven singing their
hymns of joy and chanting 'Peace on
earth, good will toward men.'
No race can he uplifted by being
made the subjects of an alien power.
Civilization
be imposejKupon a people from the out
side. JAvery race must work out its
own^-alvation, evolve its own charade®
an£ determine its own destiny. It is
tJrae that the more advanced may be-:
he. teacher of
made lyit _C),
fTvfer
Fiiree lv irafe thaj tl
destroyed the foment that the pupil is
alienated and estranged by the employ
ment of force.
"God grant that our nation's flag
may never become the emblem of op
pression to any people, but instead the
accepted symbol of liberty throughout
the world. May it be unlurl^d to the
breezes of heaven to forever rise and
fall above the heads of freemen, but
never to float the prostrate form of
slave or subject.
'Xn tho beauty of the lilios. Christ wns bom
across the sea,
'With a glory in His bosom which transiig
ures you and me
As He died to make men holy, let us die lo.
mako men free,
While God is marching on.'
The republican campaign has become
a negative proposition. The candidates
and leaders have become stolid agnos
tics. The rank and tile ii hiding behind
breastworks of shifting sand
Mr. Hanna -says: There are no
trusts."
Mr. McKinley says:
thing as Imperialism."
Mr. Gage says: There isn't any gold
standard, therefore the gold standard
must not be attacked."
Chorus of republican spellbinder1
"NOW YOU SKK IT AND NOW YOU
DOS'T."
Mr. Hanna is acting on the Chinese
proverb, "With money you can move
even the gods,, without money, you can
no? move even a man."
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Cooks.
Olive oil constantly
^rows in favor. The dainty
salads and other culinary
delicacies that were onct
the pride of the ln^h grade
hotels are now made by
skillful housewives.
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Mr. Roosevelt says:
of militarism, because
'militarism.'•?'
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varies greatly quality
.A.poor grade spoils every
thing in which it is used.',
We,'darr.v a fine grade of"
sailad oil that will.be a rev-'
elation to many. It is atr
bland and sweet as cream.
Costs you no mpre than
some of the inferior grades
soeoitimpury soldi Prjcf
75 cents p«»p bottle.
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