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CLEVELAND ON DEMO
CRATIC ISSUES AND LEADERSHIP. Urges Rank and File to Get To gether. Under Banner of Old Time Democracy With a Lead er Who Represents Party's Best Traditions and Fully Real izes Responsibilities of the Tremendous Conflict Be lieves in Honest, Straightfor ward Platform, Free From Sinuous Subtleties, and Says Opportunity for Victory Is Auspicious. Philadelphia, Ta., Feb 20 -In an article written for this week's Stitur day Evening Post former President Clevelaud urges his "rank and file Associates" of the Democratic party to unite and take advantage of the opportunities of Desk November. "I am one of those," he writes, "who believe that there Is an oppor tunity for Democratic success in the coming presidential election. "Though attachment to the party in which I am enlisted and an Intense desire for its ascendancy make such a belief exceedingly welcome, they certainly do not create it. It Is built upon an uushaken and abiding trust in the patriotism and intelligence of my fellow-countrymen." OI.M-T1ME DEMOCRACY. Mr. Cleveland's paper opens with a reiteration of the declaration that he made three years ago. "Our fight ing forces will respond listlessly aud fulteringly if summoned to a third defeat in a strange cause; but if they hear the rallying of true Democracy they will gather for battle with old time Democratic enthusiasm and courage." Inferring to his faith in his Demo cratic associates, he continues: "This trust will not permit me to overlook the meaning of the daily Increasing unrest among our people, growing out ot the startling and flip pant abandonment by the party in power ot our national traditions and maxims, Its disregard of our nation al moral restraints, its inconsiderate tendency to set aside national good faith, its willingness to break away from sale and accustomed moonngs and its contemptuous neglect of our national mission. "Surely these conditions together with the broken pledges and forgot ten promises of reform that vex the right on every side, not only abun dantly explain the popular distrust and fear prevailing everywhere In the land, but suggest that in such stress of political weather, those of our fel low citizens who thoughtfully and constantly love our free institutions, will not be unmindful of such safety and qniet as may be.offered them by a patriotic and conservative Demo cracy." DKMOCKACY'H OI'l'OilTU.NlTV. Mr. Cleveland thinks these condi- Inna in atifv tha nRHPftiotl of Deluo- Hl'll'I J ... -..J V . v- . - - - cracy's opportunity. He says: "It should be remembered, how ever, that opportunity may be only distantly related to actual accom plishment,' and that it does not, 01 if pelf, unaided and alone, warrant the expectation of reaching successful results. "This is no time for cunningfinesse, nor for the use of words that conceal intentions or carry a double mean ing. The Democratic party has e message to send to its followers and to the masses of the American people. Let that message be expressed in language easily understood, uncon- lumu - - the taint of iuzglery. Obsolete Is sues and questions no longer chal 1 : 4ntar.at ohnnl1 Ha manfully abandoned." Mr.' Cleveland urges tariff reform pleads for economy in the expendi ture of public money, and charges ' . t-. AnnAuitifn with ruTvtnir Trim? A i 1 promises and broken them. SCORES CANAL INCIDENT. . He arraigns the administration's Philippine policy, and refers to the ' isthmian canal in tnese words: "The Democratic party has boen consistent and unremitting in its ad vocacy ot an interoceanlc canal and S t with the. liveliest satisfaction 'ix.ked forward to the day when such . hlu-hwav of commerce, built under auspices of our Govern meht could be contributed by is, nevertheless, not within the man dates of the Democratic creed that, even hr "consummating so noble an enterprise as this, the territorial rights ot any other nation should be disregarded, or that our own nation al good faith should I e subjected to reasonable suspicion." QIE8TIOX OF LEADERSHIP. Mr. Cleveland concludes as follows: "At such a time as this the Demo cratic party cannot with honor un dertake the battle of the people ex cept under a leader that not only represents its best traditions and purposes, but fully realizes what is meant by the tremendous issues of the conflict; and his selection should not depend upon so small a consid eration as the locality whence he comes. "The Democracy's opportunity is already in sight; but only iu cam paign waged in reliance on the peo ple's love of country and devotion and national morality, under leader ship that personifies these senti ments, would be found Democracy's opportunity. ' RUSSIA SHOWS HER RESENTMENT TOWARDS THE UNITED STATES. Washington Notified that Edwin B. Morgan Will Not be Permitted to Act as American Consul at Danly, Near Port Arthur. Washing, 1V. 1 ! Secretary ay has been informed that Edwin B. Morgan will not be granted an exrquatur by the Russian govern ment authorizing him to act as Jnited States consul at Danly, near Port Arthur. Morgan Is now on his way from Washington to his post. He will sail from San Francisco and touuh at Yokohama, at which point the state department will be able to advise him, a month hence, what course to pursue. This decision on the part of the Russian government is the subject of grave consideration by the state department officials. Secretary hay regarded the matter as of sufficient importance to war rant a personal visit to the White House to-day, where he represented the facts to the president. In Imperial Missouri. Kamas City World. Although Senator George G. Vest has dropped out of public sight he has not dropped out of the affections of his fellow Missourians, who will remember for many years his eminent services in behalf of the state and of the nation. Little in body but strong in intellect and quick as lightning, he was for many years the swiftest and deadliest fighter on the Democratic side of the senate; indeed, he was in every respect a worthy foe for that keenly intellectual and vitriolic statesman, Ingalls, of Kansas, and often they engaged iu oratorical bouts which attracted the attention and admiration of the nation. In galls has passed away and Vest is likely to follow him soon, and now in his declining days Missourians will think tenderly and lovingly of the man whose work in their behalf earn ed the title of the "Little Giant." Storm Tossed Ship a Mass of Flames Halifax, N. S., Feb. 19.-After nearly foundering twice and being on firs during a raging storm, the Hamburg American liner Pallanza arrived here yesterday from Ham burg. . For five hours during a heavy gale the crew of the liner fought the flames that threatened the destruction jf the ship when she was 500 miles from the American shore and only con quered them by the injection of steam into the hold where the cargo was burning. Although there were 138 paseen gers aboard who were nnder intense excitement during the fire, there was no panic. The water applied to the flames by the crew had but little effect upon the fire but after it was announced that the steam had checked the fire the passengers broke Into cheers tor the crew that had saved them. rMt tmatni' It a wmt toi of tat Maoist Mm MwdT tha mam inMti eawtsa IrUSSIAN SOLDIERS LEAVE. TOUCHING SCENES AT ST. PETERSBURG STATION. Mothers, Sisters sad Sweethearts Tell Loved Ones Good-Bye as the Start is Made to Face Japan ese Bullets la the East St. Petersburg, Feb. 19. If one wishes to get a rt-alio tic idea ot what war means, a visit to the Xikolaya railroad station, whence trains start for Moscow, is quite the place to find it. This afternoon, just when a cou ple of trains were about to start tor Moscow, your correspondent reached the Nlkolaya station. Outside was a large crowd intent upon getting inside the depot, the entrance doors to which were clossd, with the exception otons guarded by half a dozen policemen engaged in a general struggle to keep back the crowd which would Lsist on gutting ta. People were frantic. Many soldiers and a lot of engineer students just promoted and ordered to the front, and who had to go by these trains, were furious at being kept back. Then there were many poor women who had come to bid adieu to sons, brothers or husbauds who were off to the war, aud it was just those very women, with such saddened faces, who finally, driven by the de termined efforts of the police to keep them back, headed an eager crowd There was a crash as one ot the doors gave way. Then dime a rusn aud big policemes were swept away by the stream of humanity, which brush ed them aside like flics. Your correspondent did not realise until to day what an affectionate, sentimental race the Russians are. The platform was a stage of one con tinuous scene of the tenderest and almost heart-breaking farewells. Truly the Russians have realized to the uttermost whut war means. "Russia has begun the war badly, and our sous will not come back." In such phrases were their fears ex pressed, and they then kissed, hugged aad wept as only Russians can kiss, hug and weep. It Is a terrible journey, indeed. Tuere will be a month of it if all' goes vry well, and may be three months Oa the railroad beyond Moscow there are few locomotives, as so many may have been sent for the urgent needs of the army at the front. That nmns delays, and long delays. There will be stoppages of days at a time, and may be weeks. There is sure to be much delay. There are many places where the line is weak and where the utmost speed will be about 11 miles an hour. There are nearly 8,000 miles to cover in Siberia. The cold is intense. What a journey for men with bul lets to meet them at the end! DIGS UP $5,000 IN GOLD. Louis Lolla While Grubbing Near Holdenville Finds Treasure Eoldenville, I.T., Feb. 20. Louis Rolla, a boy 18 years old, discovered an earthen oven on the farm of Ed Gilmore, fifteen miles south of this place, in which there was $ 5,000 in gold, all of it in tens and twenties. He was clearing off some ground, when his ax glanced against an old root and struck the earthen oven ot Dutch pattern. He dug it up and opened it. ' The boy was shrewd enough to keep the discovery to him self, and for several days did not mention it. He finally intimated it to Mrs. Gilmore, who finally got the wholastoryJromiilm, Butibeboy immediately disappeared, and did not return for five days. When he returned he had hidden the money and refuses to tell where it is The only clew to the treasure is a story that was told by some persons who made repeated search for hidden money in this vicinity some years ago. They stated that money had been hidden there by a train robber who had received it as his share of booty, and buried it by the side of an old trail on the Canadian river. He was afterwards arrested, con vioted and sent to the penitentiary, He told his attorney about the mon ey, and described to him as well as he could where it was located. This attorney caused several searches to be made, bat it remained for the boy to discover it. DR. H. M. CANNON, ' Dentist, "BUTLER, - MISSOrRE TT-.ll I I . 3 2 in ue id Aurian every iw i day and Friday prepared to do all kinds of dental work. MR. BRYAN CRITICIZES CLEVELAND'S MAGA ZINE ARTICLE. Ooly One Thing that the Ex-Prtsidest Receamended That Be Agrees te, Mr. Bryan Said That is a Platfera That is the Party's Pssltisn. Atlanta, Ga, Feb, 20.-WUliam Jennings Bryan spoke here last night on "Moral Issues," taking occasion to arraign the adniinistration'siinpe rialistic policy and Its handling ot the Panama canal situation. Mr. Bryan refused to discuss the state ment of Charles A. Towns to the ef fect that the West is tired of the sil ver question, but he talked freely ot the article In the Saturday Evening Post by ex-President Cleveland relat ing to Democratic duty and prospects for success in the coming fight. "There Is only one thing Mr. Cleve land says which I commend," Mr. Bryan said, "lie urges a platform that shall honestly state the party's position, nnd that shall mean exact ly what it says. That Is what I have contended tor some time." TOO LATE, 8AYS BRYAN. Mr. Bryan says Mr. Cleveland's op position to imperialism comes too late. "His utterances now, taken in con nection with his conduct," Mr. Bry an said, "are only sounding brass." Further discussing Mr. Cleveland's article Mr. Bryan said: "The statements made by Mr. Cleveland are in line with his utter anees of the last three years. During hiscampaign of 1900 when imperial ism was the paramount issue, and when we weie pointing out the dan gers ot a colonial policy, ne was silent. As soon as the election was over and the trusts firmly installed (or the next four years he began to offer advice to the Democratic party. Ho has ventured to repeat that ad vice at intervals ever since, and in his last utterance he speaks gravely of the dangers of imperialism, to which he seemed so indifferent when his party, or rather his former party, handicapped by his iniquities of bis former administration, was laboring to prevent a surrender of national ideals. MR BRYAN 18 BITTER. He is now predicting success to the party if it will follow his instruction, and yet all who know him and are acquainted with hie career know that he would not vote for a candidate running on the Ten Commandments if the candidate had not secretly mortgaged himself to Wall street and agreed to obey without question any orders emanating therefrom. He knows that the men who have com- mercializeu the party and debauebed politics want him nominated, and would contribute more to his candid acy than to the candidacy of any other man, Republican or Democrat, because they know that there is a wider gap between his professions and his practices than any other public man. His career has shown how completely the conscience can be separated from the mind in the per form a nee of official duty." Speaking ot Mr. Cleveland's use of the term "rank and file," Mr. Biyan said: "I will admit that he belongs to the rank, but I will deny that he is one of the file." "Will yon support Mr. Cleveland for President if he is nominated by the Democrats?" "I am not going to assume or im agine any such impossibility," replied Mr. Bryan. Japanese In Possession of Korean Telegraph Seoul. February 17. The Japanese have taken possession of the Korean telegraph and control all the lines in Korea. A special envoy, sent by the Korean government to Port Arthur to ar range with Admiral Alexieff for Rus sian troops to come to Seoul, was found aboard a transport captured by the Japanese off Port Arthur. Decumentary eVilence was found in his possession establishing the char acter of bis mission, . EaTsttd fsr urdir; Lives ta Tell the Tale Madrid, Spain, Feb. 17 At a re cent execution, out of four murderers garroted, two survived and were sit ting op when policemen arrived hours after the execution to see if the bodies had been removed by their relatives. Tbeeemen are legally dead, in a court of law it wUl not be permitted to impeach the records ot their exe ration. Their rights and privileges before the law are ended. They can not sue, be sued, marry, own prop erty, vote or exercise any ot the rights of a citizen. Neither will they be held accountable for their acts. If arrigned for depredations it will only be necessary to rest on the court record of their death. The men may watch the administration ot their estates and the scramble of then legal representative to succeed them in worldly possessions. They may attend the marriage celebrations of their respective widows and congrat ulate the step-fathers of their chil dren. STOIl Bantta f in una i nra Km II Kind Yw Hw Always loiflt Dynamite Kills Twenty Persoos. Ogden, Utah, Feb. 20. A car load of dynamite exploded this evening about thirty-seven miles west of the western end ot the Ogden-Lucien cut off, across Salt Lake. Only meager details have been received as yet, but three are to the effect that between twenty and twenty-five persons were killed outright and thirty or more ibjured. Many women and children are included among the killed and in jured. A special train, carrying doc tors and nurses, has gone to the scene. etMtfetfctfctfetfctfetfetfetfcttfetfc FRANK T.CLAY, J Successor to J I H.L.TUCKER. I beg to announce to the public in general $ and to all customers of the old reliable H. L. Tucker drug store in particular, that I have purchased this store and will hereafter con- duct it under my name. The reputation ot y this store, the cumulative effect of 1(5 years J of constant endeavor to give the best possi m ble drug store service, is too well known to need mention. My connection with the store J for the past ten years is a guarantee that in J the future this reputation for reliability will m be fully maintained. I ask for a continuance of the generous pat ronage extended in the past, and will endeav or to show my appreciation of your favors by conducting a pharmacy where the best in terests of its patrons will always receive am- $ pie attention. i FRANK PRESUMPTION DTJTJMaJFS, - Savings Banks. If you feel anyways timid about bringing small sums of money to the bank, we can loan you a little oxidized copper safe. This safe can be kept at home where you can drop in small amounts from time to time. When you have accumulated a goodly sum you can bring all to the bank. Call at the bank and inquire about the matter. -DEALER IN Groceries, Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, Farm Implements and Buggies. Produce Wanted. "We guarantee satisfaction. 4 - . y Hi j-j is G. E. CABLE, Kegro Guarded By Trecps Cur ing Trial. Roanoke, Ya.. Feb. 20. Snrronnd ed" by troops to prevent lynching, Harry Williams, a negro, who, on January 30, entered the home of George Shields, a wed known business man here, and assaulted his wife and daughter, was tried by Judge Woods, in the corporation court yesterday afternoon and sentenced to hang on March 18. After committing his crime the ne gro escaped and was captured until last Wednesday. Ever since his cap tare his cell has been surrounded with soldiers to prevent a mob from lynching. At the trial only the wit nesses and jury were allowed in the court room. WiUiams appeared to be totally indifferent to the proceedings, and, after being sentenced asked for his dinner. His only other k quest was to be kept safe until the day of his execution. A crop that pays may not pay as well as it should. Potash i a plant food which all crops must hai. Without sufficient F"otah hi fcrd upon no crop can reach that point where It pnyi test. Kxperiments have Ir monstrnted the value of Potash. tt. will ent ft.. t any (aimer who i! wriii fi it, a linle b.iok that will give fact, in full. 0ERMAN KALI W0KXS Ntw Vrk M NaMM Strcct. tr St. Lmt. M. 4tk i Ollvt Sit. T.CLAY, ! DRUGGIST. - JlXZt90OT7XU:. G. E. CABLE, fl r SB Butler, Ho.