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COLFAX GAZETTE FUIIIAV 0CT.12.K00 ISSUES DISCUSSED BY MEN OF ALL PARTIES. McClellan's Tribute to the Sol diers of Our Small Army. Progress of the Campaign Commented On by Persons of All Shades of Political Thought — Imperial ism No Issue. A missionary was sent to convert Dewey to Democracy at Hanila. He represented the most potential politicians iv tbe Democratic puny—those who could have uiv.'i) hiiu the nomination if he vrould have consented tn a few-Jine senti ments ami glittering genecalitjea. If Dewey bad consented at Manila to be a Democratic candidate lie would un- Miiesiional.ly havj been the candidate, lie would have been an imperialist some thing likej an imperialist wouldn't have hurt the Democrat* a liit. The Demo cratic party wouldn't have cared a rap •boat iu*UW^i*ui nor iihout silver at 1U t<> 1 or at M to 1. They would have gone in on the heroics. They would have celebrated a conqueror as their candi date, and been glad and proud and stuck up and happy to support a man who had shed blood. ejHiqpered territory nud sur rounded the world with his glories. That i« what the Democracy wanted.— Murat ilalstead. Whoever attempts under whatever pop nlar cry to shake the stability of the pub lic currency and bring on distress in none; natters, stabs your interest and j-onr happiness to the heart.—Daniel Webster, in the Senate Jan. SI, is;i4. "Militarism," "Imperialism," are terms Hsetl by newspapers, politicians and plat forms to scare the people and catch votes. They are weapons—utterly groundless ones, of the most demagogic import—used to stir the people which no well-balanced statesman or newspaper wilj use. There is no more danger o* either condition in this great intelligent sevc: million Freemen and great aggr«* gatiuu of States fortified by those Si.no*' rights recognized by our constitution airl pustained bj our courts, than there is rff Kii'_'l.ind becoming an absolute despotism. —Cauton (Miss.) Times, Dem. AM the incidents of the past prove thft tiic artuy will never have the disposition t ■» jeopardize the fve^ institutions <>f il*-? country. Our nation would be safe in deed, for all time, did the mass of iis cft izens place upon its institutions the saino intelligent appreciation as that in which they are held by the army, and were honor, integrity and respect for the laws as much the rule among the people «s the} are in the army, which has given P&o many proofs of heroism, of integrity, of devotion to the country, to be regarded as a source of danger.. On the contrary, he who understands its history must re gard it with pride and satisfaction as one of the chief ornaments of the nation, as n school wherein are taught and prac ticed the virtues of valor, self-denial, obedience and patriotism, and as an in stitution which has never called the blush of shame to the face of an American.— George B. S^cClellan, Democrat, and ■nominee for the presidency iv 1864. There are 0,000 people connected with the glass business in Indiana alone and their votes will make the State go for McKinley. We are only protecting our interests. Our wages have been raised l."> per cent in the past two years, S per <-<>nt last year and 7 per cent this year, just restoring the cut that was made un der the Democratic administration in LB93.—William Peck , Glass Workers' Union. Bryan's name is a household word in every Philippine hut. They are thor oughly familiar with his anti-expansion •views, and in him think they see thoir ''deliverer." His nomination and candi dacy alone moan the loss of much prop erty iin.i many lives, for it will infuse new life into the insurgent cause and cause them to break out anew. —R. M. Shearer, Inspector of Customs, Mauban, p. r. Imperialism is a false cry. Never have I goon a Republican who wants to be a king. I am a military man, but I have never been able to find out what they mean by "militarism." If by "militar ism"' they mean they are opposed to our young men learning the things that will enable thorn to uphold the flag, then they are opposed to patriotism. One of my *oue. Col. Guy Howard, was killed in the Philippines while fighting for the flag, and another one is fighting over there now. Don't talk to me about tak ing down our flag and giving the Philip pines away. It is an insult.—Gen. Oli- Ter O. Howard. The Republican party in Wyoming is iv excellent shape. The State is quite proaperoo*. This Is particularly true of the wool industry, which has been stim ulated by the tariff and the general bus int'ss revival throughout the country. The wool growers all realize that their future depends largely on the continu ation of the prosperity which now pre vails and I believe that they, to a man, will support McKinley. Our people are paying little attention to the so-calkd imperialism, but are content to think se riously of the financial and tariff ques tions. Wyoming will give a handsome majority for McKinley and Roosevelt.— K. A. Slack, Cheyenne, Wyo. We all know that there has erer been • party in this government, since Its foun dations were first laivl at Bunker Hill and Yorktown, ogposed to our territorial expansion and aggraudizemeut. With thnt r.Mrty I hare nothing in common, nnd tin* history of my country shows that its !">wer and its croakinn proph.-.i.-s of evil have been disregarded, defied and spnni jW by the chivalrous spirit of A.ii.'],- Saxon Mood, manifest destiny American progress or whatever you may choose to call it.—Daniel W. Yoorhees of Indiana, a Democrat, at Washington, D. C, 1-Yl> 14. ih.">u. While T wish Mr. Bryan no ill fortune, I deem his election as President would be a misfortune to him ami to the coun try under present conditions, B elected be would have miefa a heterogeneous mass of discordant Democrats, IVpuli-t<. free silverites, greenbackers, anti-expan sionists, mossbacks and dissatisfied do nothings to contend with that no harmo nious or settled policy, legislative or ad ministrative, could be established.—Col. Geo. \V. Warder, Kansas City, Mo., a Democrat who voted for Bryan in 1896. Imperialism is no issue at all. There is only oue issue in this campaign, and that concerns the business interests—the pocketbook issue. While the people are threatened with another financial panic and business depression their thoughts are not going to be concentrated on any cry of imperialism. It is folly to ass.-rt that a little war orer in the Philippine Islands is of more importance to the peo ple of the United States than their indi vidual and collective interests at home. There is nothing like imperialism in the policy of any political party in this coun try, and, therefore, it is an impossible is sue.—Dr. George L. Miller of Omaha, a sound money Democrat. Our Foreign Trade in Corn. Total exports of corn to all foreijrn countries were, in 1896, !)r>.!)92,5?.."> bush els; in 1899, 174,O8!),OS)4 bushels. The following shows the value of the exports of beef and hog products in ISOG and iv 1899: 1890. 18f>t>. Beef $29,720,258 $28.<>4.V>44 Pork 16,639,727 4,017.2(i0 Bacon and hams 02,331,151 4ti.ll2.CHi Lard 42,208,402 33,589,851 To China. Japan, Asiatic Russia, Aus tralia, Hawaii and the Philippine Isl ands, exports of tho following two corn derived products were iv 18' JO and ISSU> respectively in value: 1899. 1890. Provision?; $!)t;t;,77."> $518,190 Fertilizers 7^tJ,s;:i IH.'.iiss FARMER BRYANS NIGHTMARE' -^^^^" WHAT IS A TORNADO? What is a Tornado. is the question you will hear Asked by every one you meet^at this time of the year. It seems so awful stupid, that I often feel inclined To Cyclone with my intellect the whirl wind of their mind. Now, a full-grown Tornado, it is Tery seldom seen. It leaves its tracks behind it, and you know where it has been. It comes so very sudden, and as quickly doth depart, That its coming and its going is impress ed upon your heart. Now, I've told you all about it, there is nothing more to know. Until early in November, when McKin ley's sure to show A Monsoon and a Typhoon, with a whirl wind on the side. Galifauting through the country, tanning Democratic hide. —James L. "Bromleykite" Pilling. Bryan on Pensions. Mr. Bryan's utterances about the sol diers of the Civil War are worth repeat ing. Mr. Bryan, as editor of the Omaha World-Herald, passed this Nov. 18, 18i»2: "The next session of Congress will have to wrestle with one deficiency of $30,000,000. This is on account oi pen sions. The appropriation for next year must be not less than ;>;h"<i,<>Oo,lK>o. It is therefore easy arithmetic to perceive that the appropriation that Congress must make must aggregate not less than SlS<>, --000.000. This tremendous sum would in itself be enough to run a reasonable government. One would not complain if it were an honest debt, but a large pro portion is not a debt because it was nev er earned by any act of patriotism or heroic service. The government is held up and despoiled of no mean portion of this and it seems helpless to defend it self. One cannot help being curious to know bow many more years Jt will take to exhaust the generation which feels itself injured by the war. It ia safe to say that never did a generation display such remarkable longevity." Isn't it about time that Mr. Bryan was attacking the Spanish war pensioners? Railroad Building la Active. We built 5,100 miles of railroad in the United States in the year ending June 30, 1900. We built l,«. 150 miles iv the year ending June 30, 1805, when fr«« trade had iU disastrous trial. "DEAR BOVLETTtRS—No. 6 My Dear Boy': So Your I'mplnyor, Mr. fkinner, s-»ys thai "The Filipino* ought t'' have their liberty and United States soldiers ought to be in better business than making war on an innocent people and strangling the j i.t'i' out of a new republic." Since Mr. Skinner has put in a nutshell j the substance of Mr. Bryan's speech, I shall dispose of Mr. Bryan and the whole anti-imperialist crew in answering Mr. Skinii.r. I know that you have but lit ;le i tiiiic to read and shall use the fewest words possible, as 1 shall endeavor to give you a clear, intelligent view of the .-itnation over in our new possessions. 1. Our soldiers are not strangling the life out of a new republic, fur the very good reason that there never was any republic in the Philippines. A republic is a government by the people Through their chosen representatives. The people of the Philippines never were consulted about the so-called Filipino Republic. Its head was a tricky young Tagalog named Aguinaldo, who proclaimed him self dictator and endeavored to make himself so by force of arms. Republics are not governed by a dictator. The form ! of government which took the place of a constitution in the so-called republic was a lengthy personal decree of Agulnaldo himself. It was not a republic but a despotism which he Bought to establish. The people of the Philippine Islands are made up of many different tribes, Negri tos, Tagalogs, Moros, Visayans, and more than fifty others. These tribes are sep arate in blood, sympathies, and to a large extent in language. In addition to them there are thousands of Spaniards, Ger mans, Americans, and people of other na tions who are resident there., and whose persons and property are to be protect ed. In addition to all these are large numbers Of Mestizos, people whose moth- i era were native Filipinos, but whose fath ers were Japanese, Chinese or Spaniards-. There is no probability that one-half or one-third of all these vast numbers of people would consent to be governed by Aguinaldo and the Tagalog tribe which he represents. Many of them would cer tainly tight against it. The abandon ment of the islands by the United States army would mean, not liberty to the peo ple, but war among themselves, result ing in either despotism or anarchy. 2. The United States has never made war trpou the Filipinos. We have not eve& been engaged in war, offensive or FARMER BRYANS NIGHTMARE. HUGO DENKENSPRUCT. A Wisconsin Farmer and Ex-Justice of the Peace to His Nephew. Yes, Jonathan, that Indianapolis speech as you sa.v, is very fine and lots of it. Mr. Bryan is a Bcbmart man enough, but 1 kvit him for the sake of his -'"sixteen to one" humbug, and the demonstration at Indianapolis makes me kvit him more. He says he was rig.it then and the people wrong, and that he is right now and The good people must now apologize by electing him President. The other fellows in the convention at Kansas City have not so much faith, but they hare hopes, so they compromise with Mr. Bryan and raise a crop of ca lamity imperialism mixed with the "six teen to one" old seed, saying to them selves, "Where one don't grow the other will." Did you ever try to drive in the barn with your hay-load too big on one side— too much haw on one side and too much wheels on the other? Yes, you did: and yon didn't say, "Uncle Hugo, we needn't unload, all we do is to back out and paramount another big lot of hay on the other side; then we drive in the barn all ri 2 ht." 1 will tell you a little true story whk-h reminds me of this loading up at Kansas City with the reaffirmntion business mid the "'paramount imperialism" on the top. GERMAN INDEPENDENCE. A very nice talking man called on my father one day to enkvire for sheep and calves to buy. They soon struck a bar gain in which he was to pay tventy dol lars for two calves and six sheep. That was before greenbacks. lie offered my father a tveuty dollar bill, but as he was afraid of "wild cat money" (there was plenty of it in those days) my father said he wanted hard money. After much nice talk from the man my father said: "No, T rather have the sheep and calves." Then the man went on with his fine talk and complimented the Germans, saying pleasant things about the "German inde pendence of character." So they were about to part on friendly terms when the dealer took an awful kvlck fancy to one of our horses. Pretty Boon a bargain was struck for one hun dred dollars. When the buyer came to pay, however, he pulled out eighty dol lars in silver and gold and that same tventy dollar bilL Then there was talk till you couldn't rest, but my father said at last: "No, I..rather have the horse." The stran^r answered: "Well. I give you my aote for the bill," but my father defemive, Matfast the Filipi*** a* a h*» jiie. Ihe Filipinos number probably ten million* of people and two millions of men capable of bearing anus. If thoy were united in \\;,r again* v.-, the little army which we have there would scarce ly be a circumstance in their way. Hut the majority of the Filipinos are a quiet, do -ile people, not disposed to 6ght and nol engaged in the insurrection now prac tically quelled. Aguinaldo had compar atively few supporters outside of bis own tribe, the Tagalogs; who comprise prob ably one-tenth of the whole mass of Fili pinos. He, in his mad effort for abso lute rule, attacked the forces of the Unit ed States, and we were compelled to quell the insurrection. 3. 1 !,e United States troops are in the Philippines for the protection of the peo ple from murder, rapine and misrule, and for the preservation of law, order and property righto. For many years there have be,n rubber hands in the mountains who would from time to time light down upon .the villages and rob and murder the people. The Spaniards paid no attention to the interior, but protected only the coast. Last spring oue of these bands attacked a Filipino village aud, in addi tion to the robbery aud killing, carried away thirty Filipino women to the hills. Two companies of I'nited States soldiers pursued them, attacked and dispersed the band, and restored the women to their friends. W> are bringing to these islands true liberty. "Liberty protected by law." 4. The possession and control of these islands came to us providentially, unex pectedly and unsought. They are ours by treaty, and a treaty which Mr. Bry an approved. We are responsible to the nations of the earth and to the Judge of all the earth for their care. We ac cept the responsibility in the fear of God and the love of humanity. I may not live to see it, my boy, but if you live twenty years you ivill see the most marvelous development in the world's history in the Philippines. Good roads, good schools, the development of agriculture, manufac tures and mining, the introduction of American push and energy among the people, railroads, and a hundred other means of transformation. You will see there twenty millions of contented and prosperous people who will rejoice in their liberty and their privileges and be proud of their relations to the greatest of all nations, the Tinted States of Amer ica. And then, my boy, every Democrat in America will swear that he always was in favor of that thing and that he \\ as ever an expansionist of the first water. YOUR FAT IIE U. replied: "No, money not good enough to buy sheep won't buy a horse; perhaps you pay your note with such a bill." Well, Jonathan, 1 think of that cattle dealer when I reatl what Mr. Bryan says of the independence of the German vot ers in his recent speeches, and especially when his subject is "sixteen to one" and the sturdy independence of the (icrruan voters. COUSIN GERTRUDE'S YOUNG MAX. Perhnps you don't remember, Jonathan, when your cousin, my Gertrude, used to have ctills from a dandy young man. He sometimes seat her fine roses by his little brother from the village. I got suspi cious of that young man, Jonathan, and by and by he stopped all at once coining to see Gertrude. You want to know why, Jonathan? Because one day he was driving by, down the road, and f said very kindly and sociable like to him: "My young friend, I guess you nee.dnt trouble to bring or semi any more roses to Gertrude because she says she likes 'em fresher than when you send 'em— she has permission to help herself." You see, I watch that young man when he goes home late one early morning, and I saw him steal my roses on the way out of the front lot, and in the evening next following he sent 'em to Gertrude. If he only keeps the roses for his partikler friends in the village it wouldn't so much matter; but when he steals them to make himself solid with my little Gertrude, he reminds me of Bryan quoting from Abe Lincoln's speeches to try to make the peo ple think how much his party loves the people—when all the time before, the Democrats had no use for Mr. Lincoln. Lincoln was a great Republican, whom to love is fashionable, even with Demo crats now. But when their great man, Mr. Bryan, offers Republican voters roses out of Lincoln's garden they nat urally feel like. Gertrude —they like 'em fresher, and they have permission to help themselves. WILLIAM E. ANDERSON. Gold Supply Nearly Doubled. Mr. Bryan said in 1SO«, "We want the free coinage of silver because there is not enough gold in the country to run the finances." When he said this the amount of gold in circulation was $498, --449,242. Since then the amount of gold in the country haa (ncreaserd to $814, --003,155 in May, 1900, and Is almost dou bled. Is this "enough" for Mr. Bryan, or has free silver som« peculiar super* natural power over human aaffirs, that Mr. Bryjftr still insists on the 42-cent dollar? A cloud "with a silver lining" still befoyt his braiik SHIP SUBSIDY BILL. MEASURE HAS BADLY DISCON CERTED THE DEMOCRATS. In Attempting to Make Party Capital Oat of the Shipping Kill They Show Themselves to Be About Kvenly Di vided For and Against It. The Democratic leaders in Congress have been making elaborate prepara tions to make the shipping bill a cam palgn is«ue. They have attempted to terrorise the Republicans into the aban donment of the bill at the present ses sion at least. It is not known how much the foreign shipping lobby is willing to contribute to the Democratic campaign fund if the bills consideration is defer red until the short session. Postpone ment, say the foreign shipping lobby, means the bill's defeat. A $200,000,000 a year business is the stake. If Democratic threats of filibus tering; are effective enough to induce Republicans to postpone the considera tion of the shipping bill, the foreign shipping lobby, their free trade allies and Democratic dupes will each have carried their point. I'iinociatic success up to this time is the more amazing, as their own dis organization on this question is dis closed. It would be imagined that they would be united In opposition to the bill, if intending to* make a campaign issue of it. Just the reverse Is the case. They are about evenly divided for and against it. This is shown by the two minority reports that have been filed by the Democratic members of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. The first report filed was signed by Messrs. William Astor Chan ler, of New York; John H. Small, of North Carolina, and Joseph E. Rans dell. of Louisiana. Their report advo cates government aid and opposes free ships. Their suggested amendments to the bill are not of a character to seri ously minimize Its effectiveness. The other four Democratic members of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee who signed the other report are Messrs. John P. Fitz gerald, of Massachusetts; Marlon De- Vries, of California; Thomas Speight, of Mississippi, and Win. D. Daly, of New Jersey. Their support opposes subsidies and in effect advocates free ships. Their report, said to have been written by an attorney of the foreign steamship lines, Is largely an attack upon the only American steamship line engaged in the transatlantic trade. The odium attaching to ttn> Demo crats who are fighting the battle of the foreigu shipping lobby in Congress, and who advocate the purchase of ships built abroad, instead of their construc tion in the United States, presents them in a very sorry figure. They will be Infinitely more busy In defending their own attitude on this question than they ran be in assailing that of the Repub licans and a large contingent of their own party associates. The Democratic leaders had made desperate efforts to prevent a public disclosure of their dif ferences, but the courage of nearly one half of the minority made further con cealment of their condition Impossible. The Democratic members of the com mittee who advocate government aid by independently filing their report in advance of the submission of the other minority report, forced the signers of the latter to lamely limp last into the public eye. Their hopeless division shows how utterly Impossible It will be for them to make a successful cam paign issue of the shipping question. If Democrats attack a government aifled shipping, Democrats who have the best of the argument may be quoted In answer. Republican ammunition with which to refute Democratic attacks of this character need not be used—it is furnished by the more honest and cour ageous of the Democrats themselves. This Is a situation which seems al most providential for the united Re publicans. They seem to be assured of the votes of a large contingent—possi bly one-half—of the Democrats in the House in favor of the ship subsidy bill, if it is brought up for passage now. Such an opportunity has not been pre sented in a generation, and may never a^aln occur so favorable. The same situation exists in the Senate. The Democrats there are un able to prepare, much less present, a minority report in opposition to the ship subsidy bill. It is well and pub licly known that a number of Demo crats will speak and vote for the bill. What the Democratic leaders desire to avoid, at all hazards, is the effect it will have upon their party followers that will surely result from the discus sion in the Senate of the ship subsidy bill at this session, to disclose a sub stantial contingent of their own par.£y associates in advocacy and voting for that bill. If Republicans can be coerced. Intim idated or cajoled into postponing the consideration of the ship subsidy bill at the present session, the Democrats may be able to conceal their own weak ness in divided opposition to the ship subsidy bill in the Senate. A little in cident has clearly demonstrated this, and shown the desperation of the Dem ocratic leaders. The Chairman of the Democratic Na tional Committee, In his rage at the filing of the Chanler-Small-Ransdell re port, sent for these gentlemen and be gan to angrily upbraid them as traitors to their party, so the report goes, and he told them that by their Ul-tlmed ex hibition of Independence and honesty they had sacrificed a splendid Issue upon which the Democrats could have attacked the Republicans in the com ing campaign. The Democratic Chair man, so it is said, was rendered almost speechless when he was very emphatic ally told by Messrs. Chanler, Small and Ranedell that be had no authority to denounce their action; that the Demo eratlc party had not declared fts«!f ed this subjk>ct In Its last national plat form; and that in any event Aey werei decidedly opposed to the dragging of the shipping question Intq partisan pol itics. THej told him that the shipping! question was a business proposition—ai commercial question, and of great and] pressing national Importance; thai they so considered it, arid that they; were qnfte ready to defend their posi tion at any time. In thHse very favorable circum stances, for the Republican* to defeU fiction on the ship subsidy trill until the Democratic National Convention can be whipped into adopting an expresesM in Its next national platform, opposing OoTernment aid for the upbuilding of American shipping, w ill make It Infin itely more difficult than ever for cour ageoos and patriotic Democrats to sup port tlie measure. It means to gravely, imperil. If not actually defeat, its final passage. The prestige of Democratic success In compelling the Republicans to defer action at this session on the ship sub sidy bill—since postponement will b« regarded the country over as a Demo cratic, free trade, foreign shipping vic tory—will make It ail the easier for them to defeat action at the next ses sion, and all toe harder for Republicans to secure favorable action. The opportunity of a generation Is within the grasp of the Republican leaders In Congress If they have the courage to grasp It by passing th» shipping bill before adjournment at this session. PORTO RICANS PLEASED. British Conaul There About the Only Man Who Want* Free Trade. A private letter received from an American In Porto Hica indicates that talk of the hardships predicted to fall upon the Porto Kicans following th*» enactment of the tariff and civil gov ernment laws for the Island la moon shine. In his letter he says: "The people here. Irrespective of castu or condition, hail the passage of the Foraker bill with the greatest de light, and are now beginning to prepare for a revival of business and good times. There Menu to have been a very grave misrepresentation of facts made in the United Slates concerning the wants of the natives and business men of this Island In so far as It re lates to the tariff. It Is a mistaken Idea that free trade Is wanted here. On the contrary the merchant! (99 out of every hundred) want a small tariff in preference, and In fact did not at any time object to the 25 per cent, first talked of. They are bright enough ti> prefer a small indirect tax to a heavy direct form of taxation, to raise the revenue* m s<ary to conduct the gov ernment of the island. About the only ones desiring the benefit of free- trade are a few foreigners like Mr. Klnley, the British consul at San Juan, who have bought up all the sugar and to bacco in sight at a low figure, and havo been holding the same in anticipation of a free entry to the States, thereby enabling them to realize tin re largely on their Investment. Pearl Button Industry. Pearl button-uiaking was first made possible in the United States by th« McKlnley tariff of 1802. Of course the industry was nearly destroyed by the free-trade Wilson bill of 18!>4. After further protection was given the Indus try by the Dingley tariff of 1807, th« eighth biennial report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the State of lowa says: "A remar*kable development of tb» business was witnessed in 18!)8. no less than thirty-six factories being estab lished during the first six months of that year." Seven towns In Illinois and sli In lowa are centers of button-making. Ife supports an important fishery, and as the report says: "Besides the people thus directly con nected with the business, many other* In more than a score of towns are bene fited, including merchants, machinists, boatmen, draymen and transportation companies." Democratic free trade will kill the pearl button business, throw lots of people out of employment and Injure local trade and transportation. The F.nemy'w Conntry. The Republicans have raptured th« Bryan kopjes in Nebraska, the boy ora tor's own State, and are lining up in great shape for the big tussle next fall. They were successful in many munici pal contests, and carried Lincoln, Bry an's home city, by the largest major ity in years. Is Nebraska becoming also "the enemy's country?"— Troy (N. V.) Times. Fewer Trade Failnren. Only <ot> trade failures last month, with liabilities of $7,214,787. Compare that with the April failures in the two Democratic years of 185)5 and 1896. Thus: April. Number. Inabilities. L 895 1,698 f13,868,75t 1896 1.U50 14.920,714 ll>oo 70*3 7,214,787 Where Is ihiit Slump? We would humbly luquire of the Min neapolis Journal ami some other ghost dancing contemporaries where they find the great antl-R^publican slump that was to punish the perpetrators of the Porto Rico bill? The election re turns show heavy Republican gains al most everywhere. Sioux Falls (S. D > Leader. Demand for Cornmeal. The foreign demand for cornmeal is bec6ming quite a factor, thanks to the efforts of the Department of Agricul ture, under this administration. Not Con vincible. This year the Democratic orator will he charged with the difficult task of trying to convince the man with tta* full stomoch that he is hungry.