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THE WINSLOW MAIL.
J. F. WALLACE, Publisher.
WINSLOW, ARIZONA.
CONSOLATION.
They’ve grown to be men and women,
Those little boys and girls—
Whose cheeks were dirty and dimpled,
Whose hair was in tangled curls;
"Who had always a frolic for papa,
Tor mamma a squeeze and a kiss,
They have lost their childish affection—
Their loving caresses we miss.
They are leaving home on the morrow.
To make their own way through life;
And father and mother are grieving—
The parting cuts like a knife.
They form new friendships with pleasure,
The parting they do not mind.
For partings are always most grievous
To those who are left behind.
Soon the sorrowful days will be over;
The grieving of parents will cease.
For the angel of death will have pity
And offer them sweet release.
With pleasure they’ll start on their jour
ney;
The parting they'll never mind.
For the ones who go are much happier
Than friends who are left behind.
—Sunie Mar, in Banner of Gold.
| THE OLD MAN IN THE |
| LINEN DUSTER |
% By HIKiII PKXDEXTER. “
'fit* W -7IY- W W W 'J -71 i* '/ifc 'M
j r ou ever miss the old
1 J life?” he asked, as the three
of us sat in my Greene street home
sipping hot scotch and respimrng old
yarns. -
Jim had reference to my leaving
the force, but I could in all honesty
answer: “Not as much as you would
imagine. Although lam no longer on
the pay roll, I yet have my diversions.
And really some of the most peculiar
eaSes I ever happened upon have come
to me since resigning.”
“Such as the spotted bull dog?’’
suggested Kenton.
“Well, j-es,” I responded. “That was
unique, but devoid of all ugliness; no
brutal features, 3 T ou know. It was a
pretty enigma, and I wish all crim
inal problems were resulting in as
little harm.”
“Do jou ever run across any cases
as complicated as those set down bj'
Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes stories?”
asked Jim, refilling his pipe.
“No and 3'es,” I answered. “I have
known o£ some extremelj' puzzling
affairs that balked all efforts of so
lution, affairs seeminglj' blind, jet
made clear by a trifle. But I have
never believed in this deduction the
or3 r . DojTe is a brilliant man to in
vent such deductions, but, of course,
he works backward. If a man eould
possess the quick intuition of his
Holmes he eould make extremelj'
clever guesses, but in the long run
w r ould be completely astraj r by his
very acumen. ■ It wouldn’t do in real
life to put down ever3' sunburst man
as coming from India or every worn
sleeve as belonging to a t3’pewriter.”
“Is there an3' truth in this sporad
ic, Dr. Jekji-Mr. Hjde business?” in
quired Kenton.
“A little,” I said, running over in
my mind the different crimes and
their perpetrators. “Did I ever tell
you about the old man in the linen
duster?”
“No,” both replied. “Let’s have it.”
“It began like this: Back in the
days when Jim Fisk was commodore
of the Fall River steamboats I had oc
casion to go to Newport. Completing
mj r business there I took passage for
, New York in the same boat I had
come down on.
“Early in the morning I was up to
see the sunrise, it being a fad of mine
when afloat. As quite a number of
us were chatting near the rail on the
port side there was considerable of a
splash in the water below and a deck
hand cried out: ‘Man overboard!’
‘There he is,’ one man cried, pointing
excitedh'. They were reversing the
engines meanwhile.
“ ‘He acts queer,’, muttered some
one at m3' left. Then he saw the
reason for it. For, as the sun’s first
shaft struck the w'ater the man rolled
over and assumed an almost upright
position, while a ra3' of light flashed
across his face, revealing a dark red
discoloration. ‘He’s been shot through
the head!’ cried a deck hand below,
who was in a better position to see.
“The right arm of the corpse was
* now flung upright, probabl3 T by the
action of the water from the propel
ler, and seemed to point above us.
Instinctively we all looked to the
upper deck, and there, hanging far
out, with a face wearing the most
malignant hate, or hellish glee, I
ever saw, was an old man, whose long
white Hair and beard marked him con
spicuousH'.
“We all rushed for the stairway,
but on gaining the upper deck he
v was gone. A steward informed us
that such a' person dashed bj' him and
that he wore a long linen duster. He
also said that the man was mutter
ing something to himself wholly un
intelligible.
“We informed the captain of what
we had seen, and at once orders were
given to search the ship. No passen
gers were found anywhere answering
the description. A second search was
made, ever3’ passenger being scru
tinized. Then all hands were inspect
ed, but with the same result.
“On reaching the West street pier
officers were stationed about the
gangwa3', and as the passengers filed
ashore all were again subjected to
close examination. But no old gen
tleman was found wearing white hair
and beard. Then the boat was given
a second overhauling, with the former
' success.
“A 3'eaf passed, and I had well
nigh forgotten it. O, I should re
mark that the bod3' of the man was
secured a day after the murder was
committed. For it was murder, the
hole in the head having been made by
a revolver fired at close range.
“As I was saying, I had forgotten
it when I received orders to sail at
once for Savannah to look after a
case there. On the first night out I
.'r;v > hadi„beeji paying whist in the smok
jjag-room and did not leave the table
until quite late. As I entered the
saloon I heard a cry at the farther
end and thought I saw some one
dart into a passagewaj". The saloon
was deserted and dimly lighted.
“I hurried forward, not expecting
to find anjone, so was startled when
I stumbled upon a 3'oung man sprawl
ing in a pool of blood and moaning
feebl3'. I called for help and tried to
bolster him up. M3' partner at the
whist table now appeared and several
servants. We found he had been
stabbed, or rather slashed across the
neck, the cut extending down to his
right shoulder. But as it had missed
the jugular and there were two doc
tors aboard beside the boat phjsi
cian, we believed it was not fatal.
“Restoratives were given, the flow
of blood checked, and the victim
placed in his berth. When questioned
as to how it happened he could only
tell us that as he was about to en
ter the passage leading to his state
room he experienced a shock, a burn
ing sensation, and realized that an
old man with white hair and beard,
wrapped in a long, light garment,
was pushing b3' him. The knife was
picked up a few feet inside the pass
ageway. It was a common knife and
bore the boat’s mark.
“I took the captain aside and re
lated the murder on the Fall River
boat of a jear previous. He remem
bered it, and at once took steps for
a most thorough search. But, as in
the other ease, no old man was found.
Excepting a judge of the supreme
court, one or two congressman and sev
eral well-known merchants of New
York cit3', no men of advanced age
were on board.
“You never saw ruch a nervous
crowd. Although the boat was now
brilliantly lighted, no one would go
about alone. The servants were ex
tremely agitated, and moved to obey
orders in pairs. The next uay saw no
abatement in the dread of the okl man
who had vanished so competelj".
“Once wnen Judge S approached
two 3'oungsters in the forward deck I
noticed that one of them reached for
his hip. Several of the women were in
li3'sterics, and one of them on learn
ing my identity, clung to my arm all
da3' long. And I must admit that I
felt a little shaky'.
“Here we were in a boat out of sight
of land, knowing that somewhere in
our midst was a murderer all the more
terrible because he was not known.
“Passengers with drawn revolvers
ransacked each stateroom while the
boat officials examined every inch of
the vessel. As night drew on again
the fear increased. Who next? was the
look in every eye. Armed watchers
guarded the more remote parts of the
boat, while the passengers, to a per
son, almost huddled together in the sa
loon.
“Along about two o’clock I deter
mined to take a little scout about on
m3' own hook, and slipping on some
‘sneaks,’ with loaded revolver in my
hand, I set out. I must have prowled
about for over an hour when I reached
a passage leading back to the cabin.
As I was about to enter it I remem
bered it was the same one through
which the murderer fled on the night
before.
“A light was dimly burning near the
center of the passage and under it I
could l discern a watchman, who was
asleep. For some reason I
looked behind me. All was clear, but
as I turned again I experienced the
greatest shock of my life. For bending
over the recumbent guard was the old
man in the linen duster with a wicked
looking knife upraised.
“I let out a yell that ought to have
reached the mainland, and thrusting
forward m3' revolver, let go. With an
answei'ing shriek the old man turned
CLUNG TO MY ARM ALL DAY LONG.
and dropped his weapon. I hope never
again to see such a look of devilish
ferocity as shone from his face.
“Os course, all this took place in a
second, but even then I knew my bul
let had gone wide. Without the knife,
however, I was not afraid of him, and
with another jell I jumped forward.
But quicker than I, the old man dart
ed a few steps down the passageway
and into a stateroom. After him I
sprang, blit found the door locked. I
jumped against it, but it did not give
way entirely.
“With another lunge I had it
opened. A woman’s scream greeted
me. and I saw that the occupant was
sitting up in her berth, her eyes full
of terror. The window was open, and
with scant courtesy I rushed for this.
The woman behind me stopped
! screaming. Turning from the w indow
my eyes met her face in a mirror. I
then realized) the horrible truth, for
the face wore the same look of fiend
ish intensity I had seen in the pas
sageway.
“When the boat’s people found me I
had her handcuffed and she was writh
ing in a maniac's frenzjn She was a
sporadic murderer, and she was also
the young woman who had clung to
me so tenaciously during the preced
ing day.”
“What about the white hair and
linen duster?” broke in Kenton, whose
pipe had gone out the meanwhile.
“We found them stuffed under her
berth; also the false beard,” I ex
plained. “She died inside of a j'ear in
a lunatic asylum.”
“Are you sure she’s dead?” inquired
Kenton.—Boston Globe.
How China Is Subdivided.
Each of the 18 provinces of the Ce
lestial empire 1s ruled by a governor
or governor general, who is responsible
to the emperor for the entire admin
istration. ..political, judicial, military
and fiscal. Each province is subdivide!
into departments ruled by prefects, and
each department into districts, each
with a district ruler. —Chicago Chron
icle.
115 i Will
What Is Going On in the Political
Arena 'vf the Nation’s
Capital.
DO-NOTHING POLICY OF ADMINISTRATION
Work of a Government linrenn
Turned to Political Uses by the
Republicans—Farmers Not to Be
Fooled by “Prosperity” Palaver—
Doctoring' the Census Returns.
[Special Correspondence.]
The republican campaign hand
book is about ready for circulation.
It is intended primarily for the cam
paign speakers, and it is rather a sig
nificant fact that the republicans have
to educate their own advocates on the
arguments they are to advance.
is, of course, the kej'-
note of the book. The tables have
been largely prepared bj' the bureau
of statistics, a government bureau
which is supported bj' the whole peo
ple for legitimate purposes and not
for the benefit of the republican ma
chine.
Still it has been seized by the ad
ministration t and made to grind out
a marvelous set of statistics. If the
workingmen are to indorse the ad
ministration thej* must be convinced
that wages have risen.
A table Is given which purports to
be compiled from reports of labor or
ganizations. This is misstatement
number one, for at least one-third of
the trades quoted have no organiza
tion and those that have are not
making statements for republicans’
use.
Advances in wages for 1899 are
ranged anywhere from 10 to 300 per
per cent. It will surprise stage em
ployes to learn that tliej r are credited
with the 3CO per cent, advance in
three 3'ears.
The textile workers are quoted as
having increased their wages from 12
to 22 per cent., when everjbody
knows that they were cut 25 per cent,
just after McKinley went into office,
that they had a long and disastrous
strike in order to restore the 25
per cent., and that about two-thirds
of them are now idle, cannot get work
even at cut rates.
The table is not even a skillful fic
tion, for it puts the increase lowest
in the trades that owing to their
own exertions have had a substantial
advance and vice versa. This sort of
campaign fiction brings its own re
action very quicklj\ When a street
railway emplo3’e, for instance, hears a
republican campaign orator claiming
that McKinley and “prosperity” have
raised liis wages 15 per cent., and he
knows that he had to go on strike
to keep his wages from being cut,
that workingman is going to believe
that the republicans are direct in
hei'itors of the talents of Ananias.
When this same workman reflects
that he pays trust prices for every
thing he eats and wears and that
the.v are from 25 to 40 per cent, high
er tbgn in ’96, he begins to wonder if
it won’t be a good idea to elect a
president with a different policy from
the “trust prosperity” one with which
we are burdened.
Boomerang; Statistics.
The statistics for the benefit of the
farmer are not convincing. The farm
er knows that the price of wheat, for
instance, has often been higher than
it is now, but he does not remember
the time in his experience when wire
fencing and lumber were so high that
he had to go without fences and
barns because he could not pay trust
prices for the materials after he took
the price determined for his wheat by
the board of trade combinations.
The farmer knows ver3 r well that
the consuming capacit3* of the people
is not greater than it was three 3'ears
ago. To be sure plenty of poor peo
ple would like to eat more bread, but
the3' have not the measure of pros
peritj- which will enable them to con
sume all they want of the farmers’
products.
The republicans forget that manu
factured statistics are always a boom
erang. The3 r are contradicted by the
knowledge of the people. Statistics
about important matters are onl3' be
lieved when they coincide with the
facts at hand.
Dun’s review of trade for July
strikes a pretty hard blow at the
prosperity argument. It is not trj'-
ing to give the calamity howl either.
In fact it endeavors to explain aw'a3'
the unpleasant facts which it is forced
to present in regard to the state of
trade.
Dun’s report shows a total of 1,530
failures in all branches of business for
July, with liabilities of over $17,000,-
000. Its own comment on this state
of affairs is:
“The total shows a heavy increase
in comparison with the corresponding
month last year, which is mainly due
to phenomenally sound conditions at
that time.”
So conditions were $17,000,000 worth
more stable this time last year than
now. The slump has been going on
for some time and the next three
months will show a marked increase
in the number of failures. It looks
as though the republicans would be
obliged to drop their prosperity argu
ment very shortly.
Mnnitraiate the Flgnres.
The census employes are being
worked like a lot of sweat shop op
eratives in order to collate and tab
ulate the immense mass of figures
that have been collected in time for
manipulation for republican campaign
purposes. There are a lot of ques
tions on the census schedules which
were put there for no purpose ex
cept to extract information for re
publican use.
The system in the census depart
ment is simple. Any returns which
do not carry out the republican the
orj' can be ignored and other com
binations made. Nobod}' will be the
wiser. The work is so divided and
classified that neither employes nor
chiefs of divisions can be sure just
how the statistics are to be used in
the final tabulation.
Director Merriam is honesth' and
frank!}' a partisan. He was disap
pointed at not being made cne of M< --
Kiijity’s cabinet, but he is doing serv
ice now ivhich should entitle him to
promotion if the countrj- decides that
it wants another four j'ears of im
perialism and trust control.
Merriam is not a statistician, but
he gathered about him a number of
shrewd manipulators of figures who
have had experience in various states.
Thej' can produce statistics from the
census reports which will prove be
yond doubt that the moon is made of
green cheese or any other absurdity
desired.
A Do-Nothing Policy.
The administration drifts a little
nearer war with China ever}' da}'. It
is tr}'ing to do nothing in particular
and thus please everybodj'. This poli
cy has not the desired result.
Our troops with a few thousands
of the allied forces have started for
Peking. It will be little short of a
miracle if anj' fragment of them are
ever heard from again alive. There
are about 300,000 Chinese blocking the
way, and thej- are armed with mod
ern rifles and know how to fight.
Whether the minister and citizens
are alive or dead the administration
has missed its chance by not call
ing congress in extra session at once,
sending 50,000 troops, if necessar}', to
their relief, and then getting out of
China and leaving the allies to do
what they liked. Brian would have
done that had he been in the white
house.
ADOLPH PATTERSON.
DUE TO CARRY WISCONSIN.
Lending Men in the Wolverine State
Believe That Bryan Will C«i»-
ture Their Commonwealth.
Democrats who have traveled con
siderablj' throughout this section of
the countrj', says a special from La
Crosse, Wis., bring in surprising re
ports that the people are angry at the
republican administration’s misdeeds,
and will have no more of it.
111 fact, thej' saj' that it looks as if
Brj'an will carrj' Wisconsin, which has
alwaj's been given to the republicans,
and with a good-sized .majoritj', too.
Principal among the® objections to
Mark Hanna's administration is the
attitude of the partj' in power 011 im
perialism and trusts.
The German-Americans are loud in
their denunciation of McKinlej’s atti
tude toward the Philippines, and be
lieve that it is his intention to turn
the government into a monarchj'. Such
is the feeling through this congression
al district, and reports from Minnesota,
on the other side of the Mississippi
river, are of the same nature.
lion. James J. Hogan, who gained
considerable notorietj' in 1896 bj' fight
ing Bryan and the silver platform,
but who now is one of the most stanch
supporters of the next president, has
refused to allow the use of his name as
a candidate for governor. Ilis large
business interests will prevent him from
making the run, although he is ac
knowledged to be one of the strongest
democrats in the state at the pi-esent
time.
Attornej' C. L. Hood, who has been
suggested for the place, also refuses to
run, giving as his reason that he could
not give up his law practice.
This leaves only one person in this
section of the state who has been men
tioned for the candidacj', Hon. Wen
dell A. Anderson, maj or of La Crosse,
ami the best the citj- has ever had.
This is acknowledged by the majoritj
of citizens, republicans as well as dem
ocrats. Maj'or Anderson has been
spoken of for the position several times,
but he refused to run. He has not j-et
refused to be a candidate this j ear,
and it is thought that he can be in
duced to do so.
Major Anderson served two terms
under Cleveland’s administration as
consul to Montreal, Can., and ac
quitted himself remarkably in this po
sition.
In connection with Mr. Hogan it
might be added that this change of
opinion regarding Col. Brj'an was
brought about by a hunting trip with
him on Col. Wetmore’s reserve in the
Ozark mountains. He also spent 3
couple of weeks with him on a fishing
expedition at Minocqua, Wis.
He has manj- interesting experiences
to tell of these outings and is alwajs
readj 7 to do so.
lie saj s Mr. Bryan is the most won
derful man he ever knew, honest as
the daj' is long and the best possible
man for the nation’s chief executive. —•
Chicago American.
OPINIONS AND POINTERS.
One of the most grateful results
of democratic victorj' this year will
be the elimination of Mark Hanna as
a dominating figure in American pub
lic life.—St. Louis Republic.
We have come to the parting of
the ways, and that he is not for the
democratic partj' in its great fight for
constitutional government and rebel
from corporate oppression must be
counted with the enemy.—Buffalo
Courier.
——Mr. Bryan is a dangerous man.
He is a man of the people, and that
sort of a man should not be allowed to
CO at large these times. He might
intrude himself in some rude way upon
the palatial repose of a protected mo
nopoly and smash some of its crock
ery.—Columbus (O.) Press-Post.
There is eveyy reason to believe,
that the south will be solid for Bryan
and Stevenson in November. Ken
tucky, Maryland and West Virginia
will follow North Carolina in giving an
increased democratic vote sufficient to
place them again firmly in the demo
cratic column. —Buffalo Courier.
For its failure to attack and re
form sundry trusts lhat live and thrive
by the abuse of protection the repub
lican congress, and. therefore, the re
publican party are justly arraigned in
the Kansas City platform. It is a palp
able hit, and it cannot be answered
by sneers at Tammany's ice wagon
Tammany is not, and the republican
party is, in charge of national affairs.
—Washington Post.
why not now join with the other “world
powers” in the partition of China? We
have much better reasons for seizing
a slice of that empire than we had for
taking the Philippines. It is a largei
field both for our trusts and for oui
missionary “statesmen.” At the pres
ent rate of progress the Filipinos Mill
soon all be civilized —that is to say,
dead—but in China Hanna would have
unlimited scope for “Christianizing
the heather, —Columbu-'i (O.) I’roas
r os 1.
GOLD DEMOCRATS FOR BRYAN.
Getting Back to the Only Party That
Believes from Ex
tortion.
The Palmer and Buckner democrats
of McLean count}-, 111., formally an
nounce that they are now supporting
Bryan and Stevenson.
they have issued a statement- in
which they declare that their views on
the siher question, which was the lead
ing issue in 1596, have undergone no
change.
Lut in their judgment this issue has,
for the time being at least, given place
in importance to two others l , which
<ia\e been forced upon the country by
the republican party and which now. in
their belief, “threaten our basic nation
al principles and organic national
life. They state these issues as fol
lows:
1. I n-Amerlcan colonization, dis
ruptive not only of our national integ
rity and morals, but also of our na
tionalpeace,prosperity and perpetuity.
2. “The fostering of trusts and of un
just and flagrant private monopoly.”
lhe colonization to which the Mc-
Lean county democrats object is in
deed un-American. Properly speaking,
it is not colonization at all, which
means the sending forth of people from
a parent country to occupy the wilder
ness and plant there the laws, the insti
tutions, the civilization of that coun
try.
What the republican party has un
dertaken to do is not to people a
wilderness, either adjoining or remote
from the United States, with Ameri
cans, but to establish American do
minion over countries already as dense
ly populated as Illinois or even Massa
chusetts—over millions of people occu
pying regions where there is no room
for American colonies in the proper
sense of the word.
To true colonization—that is, to the
overflow of American people and insti
tutions into unoccupied territory or
territory occupied only by a few rov-
“THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS IMPERIALISM.’*
ing savages who practically make no
use of the soil and other resources
available—there is no rational objec
tion.
To the conquest of countries already
densely populated, where there is no
room for genuine American coloniza
tion—to the subjugation of millions of
people and their government- as sub
jects upon the assumption that they
are not capable of governing them
selves —there is great objection.
That sort of thing unquestionably is
“disruptive not only of our national in
tegrity anl morals, but also of our na
tional peace, prosperity and perpe
tuity.’’
As to the trust issue there can be no
mistake. The republican party is re
sponsible for the Dingley tariff, in the
absence of which nine-tenths of the
trusts would be harmless.
The trusts recognize the republican
party as their party. They go to it for
such legislation, including the Porto
Kican law, as l will help fatten their
bank accounts. They multiply and
wax defiant of law when that party is
in power.
These notorious facts point unmis
takably to the only party from which
relief from trust extortion is to be ex
pected.—Chicago Chronicle.
Jio Business Scare.
The managers of Mr. McKinley’s can
vass for a second term apparently are
planning “a business' scare” as the
most- convenient means to the end
which they have in view. For the pur
pose of forcing large contributions to
the campaign fund in the first instance
and of stampeding the voters ultimate
ly they seem to be striving to excite
the public mind anew on the silver
question. There is manifest a disposi
tion among them to divert political
discussion from the concrete problems
of the hour to what is at present an
idle and untimely abstraction. In
other words they are doing their ut
most to make the country believe that
the free coinage of silver is involved
in the result of the election in Novem
ber, and are employing premises' and
conclusions which are equally ficti
tious.—Boston Globe.
Democracy is not making a cam
paign of apology and explanation this
year. Apologies and explanations are
the chief products of the republican
machine in this campaign. The repub
lican machine has a patent on that sort
of thing now, and democracy has no
disposition to infringe upon it.—Omaha
World-Herald.
Every list of killed and wound
’d that comes to us from the Phil
ippines is a record of unjustifiable cru
elty to our own sons and adds to the
longchapter of dishonor with which the
McKinley administration has darkened
our national annals. —Atlanta Journal.
THE GREAT ISSUE.
As the Democratic Platform Says, It
Is Imperialism, and Not
1G to 1.
The democratic convention was right
and wise in declaring that “the burning
issue of imperialism’’ is “the para
mount issue of the campaign.”
It is the way of the American people
to settle one issue at a time. In the
war of 1861 the one object of the north
was to save the union. Everything else,
as Lincoln so often said, was a side is
sue. In 1898 the one object of the na
tion in going to war with Spain was
to free Cuba. Other consequences were
not considered.
In all our pres'idential elections one
issue has been paramount —determin-
ing. In 1860 it was to stop the exten
sion of slavery into the territories. In
1864 it- was to sustain the government
in prosecuting the war. In IS6S it was
to “preserve the fruits of the war.” In
1876 it was reform—the battle cry of
Tilden. In 1884 the election turned
mainly upon the political character of
James G. Blaine. In 1892 the dominant
issue was the odious McKinley tariff.
In 1596 it was, of course, free silver it
It to 1.
This year, as the Kansas City plat
form truly declares, “the paramount is
sue” is “the burning issue of imperial
ism, involving the very existence of the
republic and the destruction of our free
institutions.” Surely nothing can be
more paramount or more fundamental
than this.
Why, then, is there any question
that- this is the one dominating issue?
Why did Mr. McKinley in his speech of
acceptance so promptly accept the
challenge of the 16-to-l plank in the
democratic platform and seek*to make
that again the paramount issue? Is
it not, as the Brooklyn Eagle so acutely
says, because “honest money is a uni
versal interest?” Is-it not because the
shrewd republican managers know
that ten hesitating voters will vote to
protect their money and property to
one who will vote upon so splendid an
abstraction as equal liberty and a re
public true to its ideals ?
With Mr. Bryan himself rests the de
termination of the question whether
“the paramount issue” shall be in fact
paramount. Mr. McKinley, by his
frank declaration of the republican
purpose to hold and to rule the Philip
pines by “supreme authority,” outside
the constitution—regardless of the ef
fect- of this poisonous graft of empire
upon the healthful stock of the repub
lic —renews the inestimable opportun
ity to make “the burning issue of im
perialism” the pivot of the election.—
N. Y. World.
SAID NOT A WORD.
McKinley Made \o Allusion to Trust*
in Ills Speech of Ac
ceptance.
Mr. McKinley’s speech at Canton, ac
cepting the republican nomination for
president, and announced in advance
by Congressman Grosvenor, the presi
dent's mouthpiece, as “the real repub
lican platform of 1900,” contained not
one word concerning the trusts.
This is at least logical on the part
of the president, disappointing though
it be to the American people suffer
ing so grievously from trust monopoly
and legislation for the further en
richment of the trusts at their ex
pense. The president could not de
fend the trust evii. Defense of that
evil is not possible to the cunningest
special pleader. The evil stands con
demned on its own showing.
And assuredly the president could
not, in his helpless vassalage to the
trusts, denounce them. The}' own him
and’ dictate his policy through Mark
Hanna, their accredited instrument.
They elected him to the presidency in
1896. They are contributing the slush
fund' to be used in his campaign for
reelection this year. They look to him
for the extension of their power and
the strengthening of their greedy
grasp on the commerce and industries
of the country. He is pledged to their
service, body and soul.
Therefore the president of the Unit
ed States did' not dare, in accepting a
renomination to the high office which
he now holds, to say one word about
the trusts. He stands before the
American people dumb on this great
issue. It is his duty to defend the
people from the monopoly greed of the
trusts. He dare not. He is mute and,
of his own consent, impotent. It is
for the American people to pass judg
ment upon such a servant of the peo
ple. —St. Louis Republic.
The republican rally might have
stiffened up that anti-trust plank a
trifle. The republican party has earned
the right to scold the trusts when it
feels like it.—Albany Argus.
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These graces are the right—aye
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them.
The mother who guards her
strength has so much more to de
vote to the care and education of
her dear ones. She should be a
comfort —a cheer —always.
Yet how many feel that they
have the strength to properly bal
ance the home ? The world is list
less, weary and morbid. Its blood
moves sluggishly and is full of im
purities. It needs a kindling, in
vigorating tonic to set it afire —it
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organ affected. This is why Pe-ru-na
cures all sorts of troubles where other
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