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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. PBRCT JONKS. PUBLISHER. TKRMS OP SUBSCRIPTION : * 2.00 One Year 1.00 £ix Month«... "Three Months .50 Advertising .sate* furnished on anplicntion. Entered at the poeiofflce at fllackfoot, Idaho, for transmission as second class mnH matter PLACKFOOT. IDAHO. SEPTERRKR». 18». Chances Far Democracy in 1900. Hon. Wiljiaw J. Bryan, barring ac cident* and the unexpected, will be the leader of the Democratic party in the campaign of 1900. Virtually, he stands nominated today, and only awaits con firmation by the National Democratic .convention. Mr. Bryan is a stronger man in the .estimation of the people than he was in 1896. Tha vote in 1898 shows this to be ^rue. Jn 1896 Mr. McKinley polled only 50.88 per cent, of the popular vote, and in 1898 his party dropped from that to 47.71. ehowingalossof over three points. In 1898 the Démocratie party polled a larger popular vote than the Republican party. The returns show this to be true. In 1896 Mr. Bryan bad to contend with open hostility of state leaders who were disciples of Mr. Cleveland and of business centers of the east which openly rebelled against the Chicago platform. This will not happen in 1900. Defeat has chastened the spirit of those leaders, and the failure of gold Demo crats to get what they panted from Mr. McKinley has had a tendency to bring them back into line. Former gold Democrats are not in evidence any more except as candidates for state offices on a free silver platform. Even Tammany and New York stand fur the re-affirmation of the Chicago platform and publicly accept Mr. Bryan as leader. Again that Mr. Bryan is stronger now than in 1896, is shown by the de mand of the masses of the party every where for the re-affirmation of the Chicago platform and the re-inforcing planks of anti-trusts s.rti-expanslon and anti-imperialism wl' h Mr. Bryan so forcefully advocates. Those who opposed the platform of 1896 have been retired from active management in the party organ ization. There are no ind ica tions of a split in the party next year, on the other hand, the party seems to be closing ranks, and if we can hold what we gained in 1898, all will be well. The Republican party is on the de fensive, the Democratic party is in op position, and the opposition should thrive on the mistakes of the party in power. If we interpret the signs of the times aright the chances for the elec tion of Mr. Bryan next year are better than thev were In 1896. We get en couragement to this end from men who opposed Mr. Bryan in 1896 and who favor him now, and from business centers that rebelled against the Chicago platform in 1896 but favor its re-affirmation for next year's campaign. If all the reform forces will stand to gether for this great leader of reform his election may be counted as much of p certainty as one can count certainties pf a coming year. May Re One Against Him. Admiral Dewey is coming home, and fill the books of critics and newspaper reporters are closed; they have nothing to say against him. But it may be that his stay in Washington will cause some critic to mount bis wheel and ride over the Admiral's toes. The Associated press dispatches say that while in the Capital City Mr. Dewey is to be the guest of Mrs. Wash ington McLean, and Mrs. Washington McLean is the mother of John R. McLeaD and John R. McLean is the Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio. Now to be a guest of a life long friend is not a bad thing, ordinarily, in the eyes of any one, but putting two and two together to make four, a big fire may grow out of this little spark which is to be struck for the sake of ."Auld Lang Syne." Mr. McKinley is from Ohio and Mark Hanna is from Ohio and John R. MrLean is from Ohio and it will be amusing to watch the worry that will pome to the one party and the comfort fhat will come to the other party out of Ihis little breaking-of-bread arrange ment for the "Hero of Manila Bay." The News has great confidence in a mother's influence and particularly when she goes systematically to work to put an extra lump of sugar In a cup of coffee or tea to carry her point. We puspect that Mrs. Washington McLean may tell tbe great Admiral some pleas ant stories of Johnnie's cute little tricks, and Johnnie may be calleij in the quiet to "say a little piece" before him and then what would happen if it should get out that the Admiral ap plauded Johnnie and said to him: "You are a bright little fellow and will make your way in tbe world, success, and should have it. funny things grow out of politics some times, even for those who are not in politics. on You deserve Some NEW STOCK OF FALL GOODS, mmi IS NOW BACK AND HIS SELECTIONS OF GOODS FOB m Ar6 arriving daily and consists of the LARGEST and BEST STOCK of I Goods we have had for years. I]V QR DE 5 Ï® TO Make Room for These Goods S UMMER GOODS UMMER GOODS TtL© following very LOW PRICES ON i 1-3 OFF Regular Price. ALL SHIRT WAISTS ALL LADIES' WRAPPERS, Light Colored, ONE-THIRD OFF Regular Price. MEN'S and BOYS' Straw and Crash Hats, 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR. Ladies' and Children's Street Hats, 44 50 it if This offer holds only until September oa, isbo, if they last 1 that long. COME AT ONCE AND AVOID THE RUSH. JNO. G. BROWN T of One Settled, Lei* Arrange the Other. The issues upon which the Demo cratic party will go before the people in 1900, have already been defined and agreed upon this far in advance of the j opening of the campaign. They are, | practically, as well settled today as if ' they had been promulgated from a nat I Now. with this understanding of is-| sues let us next proceed to put all working forces in line; let us arrange for them to touch elbows in peace, har mony, good will and perfect confidence, The Democrats will name the candi iODal convention. date for the presidency and for that reason must be leaders in the cause. It will be a duty devolving upon them to ask supportof all reformers, Silver Re publicans, Populists and others, to stand for their candidate, and in doing this they should impress upon all allies that they shall be treated with all the fairness and justice which their support demands. This matter should be begun and treated locally, by counties and states, and when the com bined armies of voters are collected at the polls their shouts will go up as of one man for victory. The News be lieves if this course be followed that the party, next year, will be invincible. of Mast Pacify Old Joe. If General Otis has in reality aroused the dander of old Joe Wheeler by try ing to keep that venerable fire-eater from the very forefront of battle and assigning him to vegetate as depart ment commander in some remote Phil ippine islet there's likely to be lots of trouble In the immediate vicinity of the headquarters palace In Manila. Fighting Joe Wheeler has not gone to the trouble and inconvenience of traveling 6,000 miles and more to rest content wtth being in sound of gunfire and not taking part in the shindy from which these volleying echoes come. There was blood in the old fellow's eye when ho essayed such a voyage— he even tore himself away from a widow's charming side, at the presi dent's call. And there is probably but one thing on earth that would cause old Joe Wheeler to neglect an appreciative widow—the one thing being a war in which be should invariably lead the vanguard pf attack. General Otis has mode a mistake if he has allowed his envy or jealousy to stimulate him to any attempt to rele gate Joe Wheeler to the rear in war times.—Republic in of be of a it in on Cutter's tax levy i* $f>.00 which U the largest of any couuty in the «täte. Money. I believe the struggle new going on In this country and in other countries for a single gold standard would if sue-1 cessful, produce widespread disaster in and throughout the commercial world The destruction of silver as money and establishing gold as the sole unit o I value must have a ruinous effect on all forms of property except those invest ment» which yield a fixed return n money. These would be enormously enhanced in value. If, as the most re liable statistics affirm, there is nearly seven billion dollars of coin or bullion in the world, not very unequally di vided between gold and silver, it is im possible to strike silver out of existence as money without results wffioh will prove distressing to millions and utter ly disastrous to tens of thousands. — JAS. G. Blaine, Imperialism. Avoid all foreign entanglements. —George Washington. Our reliance is in our love of liberty. —Thomas Jefferson. No man is good enough to govern another without that other's consent. —Abraham Lincoln. To subdue tho Filipinoes by force of arms would be criminal aggression. —Wm. McKinley. Ouk returning volunteers arc worthy of greatest praise. About 10,000 of them have returned by way of Japan, with stopovers at tho large cities of Naga sake, Kobe and Yokahama, and not one of the 10,000 did anything to attract tho attention of the police and cause arrest. They deport themselves as well as thej fight, and all the country is satisfied with their fighting qualities. DREYFUS has been pardoned, that was a jMirt of the program in the begin ning. But the stain is still on the robes army Whenever they hear tho name of Dreyfus they will hang their heads for shame. of France and the arran of her officers. The officers sitting In judgment on tho Dreyfus case said he was guilty and the world which heard but part and In some Instances nono of the testimony says he. was not guilty. That is tbe situation. A trust conference is a good thing, In that it enables the, public to turn for a moment from the cares of a busy world to enjoy the harmlos relaxation incident jo a talking match. Danger to Party. Former Senator W. D. Wa.hbt.ro, of j Minnesota, a Republican In politic., I expresses himself on the danger to hi. i party because of trusts, In this Ian- ; guage: j • There is one thing that greatly d s turbs me. The Republican party, whether justly or unjustly, |. aaaoeiate.d ; with trn.to in the mind, of the masse,. A. a party we have reached a crisis where we hare to call a hait. The R« publican party has got to disconnect itself from trusts. It has got to do I somethin*? more than adopt platform planks against trusts. It ha, got " put forth Us full strength and legislate against them. * | "The feeling againU the trust Idea I. ! Intense in the west. It is so Intense In ! the Republican party that the party will break ranks unless something is done. The undertow of sentiment In the western Republican state* against trusts is not understood In the The revolt may strike us as early as oext year." cast. Declares for a bold Standard. Chicago, Sept. 21.—Congressman Jos. W . Babcock of Wisconsin, a mem ber or Republican caucus financial com mittee, which this summer drew up a financial bill, said to a Timcs-Horuld reporter last night at the Auditor! agreed upon by the mitten and to be Introduced at th session Is in my possessess. It provide for a formal declaration In favor of the gold standard If U becomes a law the country will be avowedly and explicit ly upon the gold basis. The Senate committee has not as yet concurred, but there will be no practical difficulty between the committees of the t#o houses. The bill i, likely t0 pa,„ U ,th um : com e next "The bill es houses.' Some men are full of enthusiasm hut never translate their enthusiasm Into action. Some are constantly botllng over but do nothing but sizzle and die out. Work and enthusiasm together achieve wonder*. CAUFOUNIA health Officer* are plan ning to keep consumptives from coming to their state for benefit of the climate Boor consumptives! They have hui little encouragement about living any Theke are sixty trllms the Philippines, and of natives 1 u , , wo have only been fighting one. Now here's your problem If we have not whipped one |„ ^ months, bow many mont),» will we take in whipping the sixty. T h* Wi [ j A report, which bear* nil the Internal I evidence, of authentic, that ha. been i ,, oer »iy pub ||.hed and by ao one roo ; tradicted.has com*" up from the nation's j capital. U> the effect that the employ Benl b lhr g0vl , rnmB0l ,, p, cw „. AU , hw WOO)Pn wh( , ; havc ptaew „„ u> , ufmnaH| d> blll , t ^ „„„ ., th lh , ,* )U ,.y/ m r^ mn»*!« h»*,* « i. « , » . nmiiv * # .T*" ** I f ulori , 11 il- \ *h° ln lho n ®* r fiUihiiii « . •* c«*« o eath or ' IT ! 'T i ? L'Tn . 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''MW only genuine Indolllbie W J* market," be replied. the brother and naked hi* b** "Making getting on money," he replied. *'Ho«T" friend. "Selling an l»b which takes out every kind* stonily.' 1