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Ik to Honest Politics-Honest Election The Issue In Missouri. The Tribune. F'ubliMlied Every Kricluy i 11V THE TRIBUNE PRINTING CO. A. II. Kkadi.k, Managing Editor. Wc feel good when we review last week'H work. Job work, new subscribers and re newals on subscription hnve WB Fiiiil. verily lteen more than we could QOOD have linked, and nil without so- lieitatiou. We are here for business nud we are going to get our share of it. "When yon have once had work turn ed out at this ofllce we feel Httre that you will he one of our regular patrons. Our motto m ".No Labor ih too (treat if it Pleas es our Potions." Maybe the Third Amendment will bob up again next issue. Ih it honest to carry congressional and senatorial districts by trickery? Even distance docs not lmrinnnizti the discordant waters in the ncmocratic choriiH. We'll stand by Chairman Akins boys The only music we know is "A kin's .March to victory." The good lamest peoplu in the country want honest politics and honest elections and will accept no substitute. The Meriwether movement seems to be gaining ground. We're waiting develop ments. Successors to three of the present mem bers of the State Supreme court will be elected next year. Judge Robinson, the only Republican member of the court, holds over. Nowlfthc neoplo of the State will elect three Republican Supremo Judges at the next election, the Court will be Republican by one majority, and a prompt reversal of Xesbit law decision rendered last week may be depended upon. Suggestion for Democratic editors in the solid Hourbou counties : Mark Ilaunii contemplates a trip to Eu rope. While abroad he will bear letters from the President to royal personages, so that he may inspect their palaces, their courts, and all of the features of royal life and rule, that he may have plenty of point era for President McKinley when he getw ready to be the "Empetwr of the Isles of of the bcits." Let Democratic eJitors dream a night or two over this suggestion and then write. Jim-jams will be the inev itable result. Political Review. Every man who reasons from the stand point of right nud Wong be with the .Republican party in the coining state elec tion. The Republican Party in the county and in tliu state are united. The purpose is determined Montgomery county and Mi Honri must be redeemed. "Wc are informed that some of the high priests of the Democracy are trying to take a bund in Republican politics in this county Before the game is finished somebody is tint to bo calling for trumps. A hint to the wise is sullloicnt. We must have in Missouri politics es pecially Montgomery County public olllcials whoso character integrity and ability can not bo (Ucstioued. Men who know a mis take when' they see it and don't wait to have it pointed out to them before they make an effort to correct it. Col S; houi J, cntnj . nlo t The Political Review is a weekly mag azine of "Republican politics. It contains 10 handsomely printed pages, and is devoted exclusively to the interests of Missouri Re publicaus. It is endorsed and used by the Chairman of the State Committee and has a department for olllcial notices and informa tion. It is nlily edited, and all matters con cerning the Republican patty in the State ars carefully discussed. It contains brief sketches of leading Republicans, informa tion about organizing clubs and committees, a full directory of the State Committee, val uable political information, contributed ar ticles from lending Republicans, news about appointments, department rulings, etc.. etc. It is published for the whole party, and not in behalf of any individuals or factious. It is invaluable to Rcpublidnns who want to sco Missouri a Republican State. The Re publican press of the Stats has heartily en dorsed the Review. The Tiiihunk and the Political Roviowill bo sent to any address for one year for 1.50. Samplo coipes of the Political Review will bo mailed to any addreso on application to this olllco or to the St. Louis Publishing Co., Liudcll Hotel St. Louis. Wo publish this week an article from the Hunceton Tribune in which Editor Zeigle presents a plan which should meet the ap proval of every good, true Republican in Montgomery county. Wo would be pleased to have a letter from every Republican in the county who endorses this plan and who would become a member of this association. Wo have plenty of talent in the county to have all the speeches necessary at our meetings and as far as that is concerned we could liml many eloquent speakers who would bo pleased to be with us. Xow that the golden fruit, of victory is ripening let us band together and pluck it while the time is opportune. 'c heartily concur in the suggestion of the Political Review, that the Republican Edi tor get together and decido RBPUIU.ICAN upon a dellnite plan of edu RDITORS. cation. Man is mora or less an actor of that he reads. When the great burning issues of the Re publican Parly in Missouri are presented nc' cording to a uniform plan even the hills will re-echo Republican Missouri." If the democratic- party in Missouri wanted, as they claimed, an honest election law, why did they not frame nunuai mo ijiw ho as to make the re-ULI-CTIONS. presentation on election boards even. Have the same number of the two largest parties and let one check the other. The smaller parties would not suffer because it would bo self interest of the interested parties to give them tho vote they polled. We make this suggestion in the spirit of fairness and wo trust tho Republi can press of Missouri will take it up, and make it such a burning issue that the ambi tious dreams of democratic leaders will be broken forever as was Hellshazzers in his fated chamber. Make it so warm that De mocracy, now in the throes of death, will soon take on a rigor mortis that will keep it silently rigid m the tomb of public opinion forever. A Suggestion to the Young Republicans of Mis- sourl. iiy n.Aiir.Nu: zr.un.i:, imhtou hunckton TltllU'Ni:. Opportunity is given now to the Republi can nartv to win a victory in this state. A gallant tight during tho last campaign showed to tho nation the kind of metal out of which Missouri Republicans are made. It was a tight which only trickery, franc and dishonesty upon tho part of the part opposed prevented from winning the victory. It was n fight upon our part that stirred the hot-bed of Democracy to the bottom as it has never been stirred in this state before. A continuation of defeats for our own par ty in this state in the past years has seemed to throw our forces into n state of apathy and hopelessness from which it is now aroused and from which it is emerging like a waking giant. It was, and is, aroused at u most opportune time. At a time when the forces of I)emoeracy ore becoming more and mor i demoralized from internal strifes and jealousies. A time when it is disorganized and afraid of itself. Missouri Democracy to-day represents an almost complete disor ganization. The inllucuce of tho gold ele ment is spreading out into new fields with in the party, and with n carefullness nnd caution that is really worthy of admiration that wing of the party is gradually wielding an influence that will be startlingly notice able during the next campaign. "Within the silver wing, which now constitutes the bulk of the party in this state, contentious nnd jealousies are continually cropping out. Disagreement and a lack of leadership has brought the entire fabric' of a once splendid ! organization to the dust. Some of the old ;time leaders see and realize the danger 'ahead, but he who dares to sound a note of , warning to the shattering ranks of his par ty is looked upon by Ins former constituents as one who sows discontent and fear for the purpose of rallying a following about him self, of establishing himself as the Moses to lead them out of the darkness. There are others who desire to bo this Moses, and the result is before us in the form of a complete misunderstanding in the ranks of our oppo nents, and a sweeping victory for us at the .polls in the next election. ' The Republican party in Missouri has I never been in a better condition than it is to day. Our organization is splendid and is improving. 1 believe that I see the dawn of one of the ambitious I have had during my short career, in living to sco our grand old state safely landed in the Republican fold, where, in reality, it is to-day, and where it will bo kept if dishonest elections and robbery can bo crushed down and the people be given tho rights which arc theirs As a young Republican I wish to say a word to young Republicans as to the part wo are to take m bringing about this re suit, and the redemption of the state. As I have just said, our party as a whole has never been in better condition. Its organi zation is better than it has been for years nnd it now rests with tho younger clement of the party to complete the great work in tho field and to crown the results to follow this work witli tho laurels of victory. Every where tho young men are at work. They are important factors today in the political world, as elsewhere. It may take old heads to counsel, but it takes the voung ones for the win1- Rut, while our party organiza tion is improving ami strengthening, there is yet a mighty work to be done, a vast im provement to be made. Let the young men of the state take up this work. Thev can reach and do it as no one else can. Our State Association of Young Republicans is wending, n wide-spread uilluence, and is, in itself it demonstration of what may be done und what may bo expected from such sourc es. Hut it cannot reach the heart and cen tre of the work where it is needed most. I am urging the following suggestion through the coliuns of my own paper, and I will be pleased to submit the samo through ilieeolums of the Review for consideration. That suggestion is, that in each count' in the state, a Voung Republican County As sociation bo organized. Let tho "young Republicans in every county in tho state perfect an organization of this kind, and the results of the work accomplished will sur prise even the most sanguine when the re turns of the next election begin to come in. Let these county organization be eul-divi-sions of the state organization, just as county committees. Local organizations will reach people and will do more good than can ever be expected, to bo accomplished where you do not have local forces nud lo cal inllucnceH at work. I have frequently made this suggestion in convention with many of the leading: Republicans in the state, and all who haveexiressed themselves coincide with the views I liave upon the sub ject and seem to think the suggestion a good one. During the past two weeks I bane written 1(K) letters to young Republi can friends of mine in every township in my county (Cooper) and out of 70 replies which have reached me, (31 of tlieni liave been heartily in accord with the suggestion made. I am sure that if we can succeed in perfecting an organization of this kind. Iieiv it will he enthusiastic and will result in much good. If the young Republicans in every county in Missouri will enter the local field with an organization of this kind, and will work in conjunction with other local organizations and in touch with the state organizations nnd the kindred county organizations, them will be constructed a complete and far-reacli-iug organized fabric that will swiep tho state from Iowa to Arkansas, from Illinoiso to Kansas. And later, when every county in the state has been organized, a state meeting might be called in which every local county organi zation of this kind could be represented, re ports heard, nub plans adopted for tho work of the campaign before us. A complete understanding would be had. Cooperation sould be expected. A vast piece of ma chinery would be set iu motion, every piece of which would move harmoniously with the other. Ve are in position to be nioro aggressive than ever, and it behooves us. to lay hold of this opportunity that is hero given us. I would be pleased to hear the opinion of the young Republicans of the state upon tho suggestion I have just made, cither in tho coliuns of the papers oi: by personal letter It is my desire to secure the general opinion and to assist iu taking such steps aswill'pcr fect that which mean so. much to our party in Missouri. What does the 'Review think of the suggestion? Is it not practieeble? "Will it not bring about results that wo might not be able-to gain in in any other way? Is it not the thing to do? -Political Review. President McKinley is confident that tho explanation of the law under which Secre tary Cage acted iu ordering ti WASlllsa- countervailing duty plnced on lbtppp Himh" '"' l"ty P"n Russian petroleum, which Secretary Hay has handed to the Russian Ambassador, will convince Russia that this gouorninent was not actu ated by any feeling of antagonism toward Russian products, and that it will result in the removal of retaliatory duties which Russia has placed upon some of our in and the confidence is shared by every memiier ol the cabinet. The Russian Ambassador also expresses the nnlnim. that the matter will soon be straightened out. There is no truth in statement sent From ashington allegincr disagreement. w lJ the Cabinet concerning Secretary Gage's icta. mere was nothing to disagree about. Secretary Gage merely carried out Acta nf Congress, as lie was bound to do, 1.