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HONEST POLITICS HONEST ELECTIONS. The Issue In Hissonri.
V. t The Tribune, Publlsliocl livery Krlrlny UV THE TRIBUNE PRINTING -CO. A. It. Ki'.adi.k, Managing Editor. Commence. Now is tliu time to commence tin; next, campaign. Pick out t lie; available timber and give il time to bo seasoned well. Editors. One of tlio peculiar things altoiit the Kopub licnn Editor Association of Missouri if the inability of Mr. Rryan to bo present. We presume tint reason is tbatbo wasn't asked. After tlio no hoar about ASLEEP Jtopublican ambition are Hay upward, in tlio right know it and xt Htato cloctiou is over wo will tlio Rip Van Winkle sleep with which tlio Democrats have boon infected. The Hwoot poppy dreams have loft the ranks and now tlio thistles of urging tin onward and we may Don't bo satisfied with being let your friends and neighbors tell tliom why t Remember Don't forgot tlio Young Republicans As eocintiou. I(k organization has been some what delayed but it is an established fact it in to bo uiado one of the permanent fix tures of this county. Wo have been ho busy wo have not. had time to send out statements to our subscribers but will kindly ask thorn to ON SUB' look at. tlio date on tlio ninr SCRIPTIONS. jria of their paper and if it is not correct let us know but. if is correct ami shows you to bo i.i arrears please send us amount duo and one dollar additional to pay your subscription a year abend. Wo trust that by the time wo got to our mihscriptioti list all arrearages will la; paid and thus save us the disagreeable task of Bending statements. There may bo some Republican States whore an honest ballot is not maintained where they have Goebel and Neshlt Why Not Have laws for the defrauding or Honest Laws tlio minority. If any of la Missouri? our Democratic friends know of such a State they will do ns a fnvor if they will give us its name and wo will got a copy of tlio Statutes for comparison with the Missouri article. There is an unbroken cordon of Republican States Htietching across this great country from Maine to California with only a break in the mining camps and an honest ballot is maintained in every ono of them. There may bo corruption, the improper uso of mon ey, etc., but the laws aro equitable. Why don't wo have honest election uiwh in Mis souri? Why don't wo have the bi-partisan law which insures an honest election in every prccint? Aro t ho Democratic politicians of Missouri opposed to honest elections? Whyi1 Do honest politicians favor dishon est laws in Missouri or anywhere? Aro the Dcmocaatic leaders dishonest in Missouri sinco they favor dishonest laws? Or do tlicv make these ilinlinmHl Inwn iiiut for fun? j j Possibly this is a way tho Democratic ring- stcrs have of amusing themselves. How long will popular government stand tho strain of dishonest election laws? And why don't the Democratic reformers address themselves to this matter? Political Review. A good Republican friend of ouro sent us a check last week and wrote us to send our paper to as many Republicans OUR LIST who did not take tho paper OROWS. ,M the check calls for In or der to show them what a good thing we. have, wo have divided the money into three month subscriptions Jaud those who receive the paper will know from whence it camo. We ask them to roud it for throe mouths and send us a dollar for n years sub scription. Wo have a great lield before us in this county ami our purpose is to bring every Republican close in touch with political happenings as they aro. St. Louis (HobC'l)cmo-crut. At the Judgment Bar. St. Peter. And who are you? I Candidate. lama resident of Montgom- cry County. 8 I St. Peter. Did you take a county paper? , Candidate. 1 es. ' St. Peter. Did you pay for it? I Candidate. No St. Peter.-W The St. Louis Globe Democrat, one of the leading news papers in tho State and the United States, makes the Dockery The hoIuiiiii charge that during tho 2Sor!I0 yearn of democrat administrations of the af fairs of this State, there has been wrung from the pockets of the tax payers of tho State, :tri,00O.0O, to pay tho bonded debt of the State and that but lo, (KM) worth of bonds have been ho redeemed, thus more money is that accounted for, mis applied or stolen than bonds redeemed. 'Plitu i u i uitfiniiu tilt 11 toit tttwt s jt.jitiiiu tlitt All ID I n i nviiuun iitiiu tun mi nui 1 tn uiu most searching inquiry. Governor Dockery attempts to answer the chrogo by saying that tho different Genera fl Assembles of tho State have at each suc ceeding term appointed committics to inves tigate tho subject, composed of both Demo crats and Republicans and states that they had found no fault in tho management of the State's finances. I In then winds up tho matter by saying that any one who be lieves the story that ho or thoy may exam iuo tho accounts or look for themselves The charge is a specific one, and in which every taxpayer of the State is interested The denial is an evasive ono and more in keeping with tho tactics of a political dema gogue than an executive officer of a great State. Was there collocted from the poo plo of the State :tti,000,000 to pay State bonds mid only lf,000,000 ho used? Article f Section 22 of the Constition of tho State makes it the duty of tho Gov ernor to investigago and make known how tho people's money has been expended. The Governor cannot escape his duty when ho serious a charge is made by saying some other branch of tho government has made Mich investigation. Let tlio Governor iniiko tho examination and give tho people tho figures and the facts over his own signature and then if tho Globe-Domocrator any citi zen is dissatisfied give them a chance to in vestigate and disprove it. Tho people want no dodging on this vital question that has been raised. W.viiNF.lt Lrcwis. MIDSUMMER NIOHPS SCHEME. When Rill and Aleck went to bed, 'Twos in tho hot. June Weather, Rut tlioy wore cold, for as you've read, They'd never slout together. Alnine coolness filled the air. 1 mi . . i i pn i i i uougu eacu an euori mauc To warm himself ui to somewhere i ., . . iioiiiui ninety in l lie stiauo. Said Rill: "ThisVcstiind Cookroll spread In spite of doubts and fears, Has covered two men in a bed For lo! those many years, Rut they divided on tho nail, Were partners, fair and square, And ono did no'r the other fail Lot go that cover, there!" "Lot go yourself!" said Aleck then, 'And come off from the wall, This thing was made for two big men, And ono can't hog it all. 1 lunch up, and hunch up close," said ho, "For in this kink of weather There is no chance for you or mo Unless we get together." They hunched, but doubt remaining still, They could not oven snooze, At midnight Aleck asked of Rill The number on his shoes. "Why, number one," said Rill, "God knows I'd wear no other pair, It's number one that always goes With Rill Stone everywhere." "Same here," said Aleck, "that's mo, too, As some know to their sorrow, Now, Rill, I'll tell you what we'll do, Wo'lUuiako a swap to-morrow. I'll take your gum shoes, you take mine, And then we'll never fail, No matter where thoy strike tho line, To throw them off the trail. "It's true," said Rill, "'twould makethem gray To tell just where we're at, Rut I believe that I can play A trick worth two of that, You tnko my loft shoo, I'll take yours, Our right we both will keep, Then he who trails us to our doors, Will have no time for sleep." Missouri State Republican. A QIANT UNDER EARN EST LEADERSHIP. Is the Republican Party ol Missouri. IIY (1KO. II. CltUMII, lll.OOMl'IKI.l). Several times in the history of the Re publican party the redemption of Missouri from the blight of bourbonism seemed with in sight, yet tho earnest effort of patriots met. with humiliating failur. Linearly ov er instance the reason for defeat was clear ly diseernable as the subordination of pub lic and party needs to personal interests and ambition. So long aw tho canvasses are or ganized to carry out. personal ambitions or strengthen factional combinations, there will bo an element of weakness leading to ward disaster. It is soon enough to dis cuss tho personal ambitions when the party is in power and able to satisfy them. Onco tho voters aro given to understand, that thoy aro expected to vote for tho elevation of a faction Unit will, if it gains power, treatthem as without any rights which it is hound to respect, those who sco nothing to hope for in victory will become apathetic and inactive. Tliis is but human nature. To kiss the hand that smites is a virtue never known in politics except for a sinister and dangerous motive. There are more true Republicans than true Democrats in Missouri today. But the great strength of the Republican party in Missouri today is as in the State of Now York, not so much in tho great cities as in tho earnest, thinking voters of the ru ral districts, ,and this condition is growing more evident every election. This clement is most bitterly opposed to domination by back-loom caucauses. It can bo led easily but can't bo driven at all. It will listen earnestly to fair discussion, but will not tol erate dictation. It deposed its greatest, leader with sincere sorrow when he assumed the role of dietator.nnd will ever be ready to make a similiar sacrifice. Akins was chos en as executive because he represented no faction and will bo sustained ho long as ho pursues that course. There are sterling Re publicans all over the State who aro strong thinkers and earnest workers, oaring much for the success of Republican principles and ready to accord all reasonable honors and records to the leaders, but they prefer to sou the organization effected and the nominations made in the interest of the success of Re dublican principles. Thoy are not anxious merely to substitute one gang of bosses for another. I am speaking now in general terms and have no reference to individuals. If there aro any such combinations organiz ing as led us to defeat heretofore, they nro unknown to me. I only call attention to facts whigh have again and again hceu de monstrated in the hope that thoy may ho considered in future action. Th: Republi can party of Missouri is a giant under earnest leadership', hut sulks whenever the whip ijj in sight. "It despises unfair influ ences, Money or the show of money can not move it, It prefers honorable defeat to dishonorable victory. It prefers tho power of tho masses to the influence of the passes. Give the Republicans of Missouri a fair chance and thoy will achieve a victory that, will make the hearts of true Republicans throughout the nation swell with admiration. After the victory is won is early enough to count the spoils and discuss their distribu tion. Political Review. One feature of the policy of the Democrats in handling the school fund is unique. Whenever a bequest money is made to that fund the cash goes into the treas ury and the certificate of in debtedness of the Stato for an equal amount is placed in the school fund, bearing interest for twenty years (payable by the taxpayers.) Thus, if Mr. Cnrnogio should give tlio schools of Missouri $100,000 the money would he spent by the State ofllel als and the note of the Stato. bearing f per cent annual interest, would bo placed in the in the si hool fund, making Mr. Carnegie's 100,00 gift cost the taxpayers 5,000 a year for twenty years, so that the fund, in 20 years, would get another 100.000. frauu, the State, and bo entititled to the principal of tho note if it wore legal. Rut there's tho rub. Such a note or "certificate of indebt edness" has no warrant in the constitution and may never bo paid at all. Tho Democrats have been paying fi per cent interest on money borrowed from tho school fund, and have not given the fund u legal note or a valid evidence of tho debt. If that is wise and honest, management of of a sacred trust fund, may the Lord deliver the children of Missouri frc in such wisdom and honesty ! Political Review. PA Yl NO IN' TEREST ON QIFS. Missouri Olrls done to Manila. The Califoi nla (Mo.) Dispatch tells of the good fortune of four bright young wom en of that town, who sailed away for Ma nila last week to enter the employ of tho government as teachers. Missouri can't bo beat forcompetont men and women for any mission. The Dispatch says : Misses Elin B. Wood, Pearl Gordon, Es tello and Clara Grey will leave the first of next week for Manila, Pliilinpitu Islands. jwoero they will teach in the government I schools. Tho young ladies have been after iho 1 appointment for tho dmkI xk- wii. ........ since it hss been known that teaehem were wanted, and on last Saturday night re ceived a telegram from Senator Francis M. Cockrcll stating thoy had heen appointed ami that their commissions and transportations would arrive soon. 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