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THE WINSLOW MAIL.
J. F. WALLACE, Publisher.
WINSLOW, ARIZONA.
A TREE BECOMING RARE.
Scarcity of Binds Walnut—Farmers
Could Profitably Devote n Few
Acres to Its Culture.
In speaking’ to the writer about the
• incessant demand for black walnut
lumber and the cause of its grow
ing scarcity a leading New York tim
ber merchant recently said to a Wash
ington Star man: “It is surprising
that there is so little attention paid
to the cultivation of the timber, espe
cially when the labor to be expended
is so small and the return so munifi
cent.
“There are very few farmers in the
country who cannot spare a few acres
of land to be devoted to the cultiva
tion of this valuable wood, which is
always in active demand, and there
is no crop to which they can torn
their attention that is so prolific and
so certain of big returns on the in
vestment of labor, as that is about
all that is requisite to be expended;
and there are few localities in the
country where the soil and climate
may not be found adapted' to the
cultivation of this valuable timber.
“It is an undisputed fact that there
are hundreds of farms in the L'nited
States andi Canada in which in the
land-clearing process black walnut
timber has been converted into rails
for fencing and cremated in log heaps
‘to get rid of it” which, if it had been
permitted' to stand, would to-day be
sufficiently valuable to purchase sev
eral farms with all the improvements
and stock; and scattered trees, which
were fortunately spared from flip
wreck and) destruction, have been sold
from SIOO to S4OO each on the stump.
“With these facts befo'e the farm
ers of the country it seems almost in
crediible that so few of them avail
themselves of so apparant an advan
tage. True, it is a crop that requires
several years waiting for returns, but
any farmer wh .vlien starting in as
an agriculturist will plant an acre
of ground to black walnut and con
tinue to plant one acre yearly in the
ordinary course .of nature will live to
reap yearly returns far in excess of
all the roots and- cereals he can raise
by laborious and toilsome application
as a tiller of 4e soil.
/ding he should fail to
ard himself, he has made
,r his family that is as safe
lent bonds and more profit
, life insurance, as the plant
ack walnut means the har
f a tree in 20 years the mini
.lue of which will be S2O and
ease in value thereafter of at
per year if permitted to stand,
inal value of from SICO to SSOO
ee when they reach full ma
experimental black walnut
e now nearing fruition in Miehi
is rapidly developing, and from
ich the owner in a few years will
ip the harvest of the most profit
e crop ever planted in the state,
d the owner's greatest regret is
at he did not enter more extensive
into the business. He says if he
id planted half his farm with black
alnuts the standing timber in 25
ars would- have been worth three
nes the balance, with all his stock,
Idings and other improvements.
The certainty of returns is the
t feature of the business. Black
ut is in demand from one end of
"on n try to the other, and its
f y is becoming more apparent
rear to year, dealers finding it
difficult to obtain. It is one of
\t valuable timbers capable of
tlon. be si dies being hardy and
thriuy; hence the farmer who devotes
-a small portion of his time and op
portunity to meet the unfailing de
mand makes an investment for the
future which will certainly meet his
most sanguine expectations.”
lown in Three "Words.
Helen once attempted to put all
Scotland into five words—Scott. Burns,
heather, whisky and religion, savs
Rollin Lynde Hnrt-t in the August At
lantic. In lowa you pack the thing
tighter. Three nouns are enough:
eorn, cow and hog.' But as in Scotland
a hundred afterthoughts come clamor
ing for admission, and five words will
never suffice, so in lowa you make
tardy concession to many an eager
claimant. Great is the lowa her: and
if it be true that the geese saved Rome,
the Hawkeye hens could in any time of
need save sunny lowa. Equally great
is the lowa goat. Problem: to clear
away brush. Answer: bring goats.
Not only do those picturesque Angoras
reduce the brush as if fire had gone
through it, lint they afterwards con
tribute their plentiful fleece to the
loom at fully half the price of .-Tirep's
wool, fireat, too. is the lowa pigeon.
At Osage they will show you a tour
ship of pigeon houses four acres in
area. And of what use are pigeers?
Pray what, think you, is the ornitho
logical basis of quail on toast? Put
greater even than hen. goat, or pigeon
is that venerable by-product of middle
western agriculture. the retired
farmer.
Diseases of I’earis.
A Philadelphia dealer in jewels says
pearls are in good health this summer.
“Pearls are particularly liable to dis
ease,” he said. “Commercially, the
health of a pearl refers to its luster,
and when it becomes dull you may
know that it is sick. Salt water is the
only tonic that is known to be effica
cious in such cases, anti after being im
mersed in brine for several days the
gems will be found to be restored to
their usual health. The summer
months are usually hard on pearls, but
this year, for some reason. There is
very little illness among them.”
Cea»e» to Interfere.
The Minister—At fust tie still, small
voice ob conscience keeps a-warnin’ an’
a-warnin', but es yo’ doan’ listen it
quits.
The Scapegrace—Dat’s right! It
finds out dat it mought jes’ as well mind
its own business.—Puck.
Conditional Opinion.
“An evangelist thrashed a boy who
threw stones at him. Do you think
that was right?”
“Well, it seems to me it nil depends
on how straight the boy could throw.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
ICopyricht, i3qß, by S. S. McClure.]
CHAPTER Nil. —Continued.
His heart seemed fairly to stand still
is he grasped an oblong lump of dirt
on the side of which his shovel had left
i yellow scratch. As he lifted it its
great weight told him the truth, and he
sprang erect, shouting:
“It’s a nugget I It's a nugget! ”
“Let me see!’’
Avery’s voice trembled as he held
out his hand.
“It’s heavy as lead! ” cried Tom. as he
laid a lump of virgin gold, weighing
nearly a pound, in the old miner's
extended palm.
“It’s gold, my lad,” said Avery, after
one glance. “I knew I was making no
mistake. We must take no more
chances. Let each man stake out a
eiaim along this old river bed before
anyone arrives. We are all rich men.”
It seemed impossible to leave at that
time, but the old miner's advice was
good and they followed it, while Hank
Bowers, who had not been aware of
their discovery, soon understood that
they were staking out claims formally,
and proceeded to do likewise on his
side of the ridge.
When this had been accomplished,
Avery said:
“Now, we must each work on his own
claim to hold it. A claim can’t go idle
72 hours on Canadian soil without for
feiting it. Os course as long as we are
alone here it doesn’t matter, but at any
moment some one may come. That
chap over there might jump a claim if
we didn’t work it, and he would have
the law behind him.”
As Tom had made the first discovery,
he was given the claim nearest the cave,
and including the hole he had started.
Avery took the next, while Taylor, Tar
box and the second mate followed in
the order named, and their combined
holdings reached nearly to the woods.
They found the gravel next the bed
rock rich with the precious metal, and
how they worked! They were satu
rated with perspiration, and their
clothes plastered with dirt, but what
cared they? It was like a grand tussle
with Nature to wrest from her her
choicest treasure. They felt injured
when the sun wen t down and they were
forced to desist. At the earliest day
light they were up and at it again and
day by day the golden store increased
in the little cave.
In this region the summer days are
very long, and darkness lasts but a
few hours, but. it seemed to Tom that
the days fairly flew. They ate their
food on their claims, Clara Avery bring
ing it to each laborer, but spent much
of her time near Tom, assisting him in
washing when she had time to spare,
and taking a woman’s delight in watch
ing his confusion when she was near.
For she had long ago read his secret,
and, while he had never uttered a word
of love to her, his eyes told her far bet
ter than words that he would not al
ways remain silent.
And she?
This is not a love story, but we may
spare space to say that many little dain
ties found their way to the broad-shoul
dered young farmer which did not ap
pear in the bill of fare for the others.
The gold hunters had struck a bo
nanza in good truth, for they found
that the old river must have run over
a bed of solid rock which was only cov
ered with a few feet of deposit. In some
places the bed rock had been too
smooth to hold the gold, and the labor
was wasted, but in others they found
it far beyond their wildest anticipa
tions.
Where tlic surface of the rock was
rough they found little pockets filled
with a coarse, free gold, interspersed
with nuggets, some of them as large as
a walnut. Tom was particualrly for
tunate in this regard, but they all kept
their findings together and agreed to
divide the sum total evenly.
In this manner two weeks passed.
They were not troubled by Bowers,
who was apparently satisfied to wash
away at the other side of the ridge.
Whether he was doing well or not they
had no moans of telling. He was
brought to their mind, however, by an
accident.
They had gone to their work as usual
one morning, when Clara Avery sud
denly appeared on her father's claim
and said:
“That man Bowers has just been up
oil Ihe cliff. I never saw him there be
fore, and I thought I’d tell you.”
“What was he doing?” asked her fa
ther. straightening up.
“lie seemed to be watching down on
the plain,” she replied. “After a min
ute or two he went back to his digging,
and I heard him talking to himself.”
“All right.’’ said her father. “Keep
3 our eye on him. 1 guess we sized him
:op about right. We’ll attend to him.”
I he girl returned to the cave, but al
though she watched Bowers all day lie
appeared to be very intent upon his
work, washing away as long as he could
•ee that night.
Supper was the only meal they all ate
together, and when it was finished the
friends held a short consultation, and
made certain arrangements in Ihe>cave.
When they were completed the tired
men threw themselves on their beds of
boughs and were scon asleep, with the
exception of Avery, who, however, was
stretched on his rude couch in the cave
apparently in. the same condition.
CHAPTER XIII.
ROBBING THE CAVE.
Hank Bowers had been keenly aware
of what was going cn about him. He
bad worked steadily at his claim, and
would have considered himself a lucky
dog had he not- seen the men opposite
him carrying their findings to-the cave
each night in a heavy canvas bag, of
which they had a large supply.
‘They’re diggin’ ferme.”
This was liis secret consolation and
apparently it satisfied him. His plans
Sr.ide fair to come cut well if the saiior
kept his word and returned. This was
the only disturbing tliought. It was
the fear that his associate might fail
him that induced him to delve with all
■is migh*. in order that he might have
gold of his own honestly if he could
get it n-o other way.
On the morning of the twelfth day
he saw the others were all at their work
before he made his way to the top of
the cliff. Although lie knew the young
girl would see him. he did not suppose
she would attach a.ny particular im
portance to the matter.
The sun was just showing above the
horizon as he glanced sharply toward
the distant bowlder, where a man's fig
ure stood out in plain sight. Even as lie
looked it disappeared.
“He's got more sand than I thought,”
muttered Bowers, as lie made his way
back to his claim and worked away
with feverish energy. “I must risk it
to-night or never!”
Be retired to his tent as usual that
night, but not to sleep. He had other
work to do. As soon as he was satisfied
the rest were asleep he made his way
cautiously to the cleft in the rock which
led to the plain below. On one shoulder
he carried the results of his two weeks’
labor in the shape of a weighty bag of
gold, while in his hand was a rope lad
der which he had fashioned at his lei
sure.
To fasten the last to the top of the
obstructing bowlder was an. easy task,
aided by the light of a match, which
could not be seen outside. Down the
ladder lie felt his way, and after some
trouble reached the plain, where the
starlight made the rest of the way com
paratively easy.
As he approached the rock he saw a
dark figure: hastening to meet him and
a moment later Obed Rider stood before
him, saying:
“Is it you, Bowers?”
“Yes, Rider, it’s me an’ yer a brick!
Right on time!”
“I got here yesterday. Sold the
horses for $l5O apiece and put the coin
in a. safe place there. Got three horses
with me back here. What are you
going to do?”
“Git. the bosses an’ toiler me!” said
Bowers, hurriedly. “I'll explain later
on.”
Rider obeyed, and as they made their
way across the plain he asked again
what his Companion intended to do.
“All you’ve got ter do is ter wait
where I put yer a.n’ do as I tell yer, an’
to-morrer you’ll .be a rich man,” re
plied Bowers, mysteriously.
When they reached the base of the
cliff he fastened the animals securely
and led the way into the narrow pas
sage. saying:
“Hold on to m3'coat. It.isn'tfar.”
When they came to> the rope ladder he
struck a. match and whispered:
“Stay here till I come an’ pass some
thin’ down ter yer. Take it out an’
Many little dainties found their way to the
broad-shouldered farmer.
fasten it on the hoss an’ come back. If
yer hear eny shootin’ come up an’
gimme a hand!”
Without waiting for Rider to reply he
ascended the ladder, leaving the latter
in. the dark passage and in, no enviable
frame of mind.
“Now for the gold,” he muttered, as
he crept silently toward the cave.
It was a perfect night, and the stars
overhead gave sufficient, light to enable
Bowers to see objects quite a distance
away. Ilei was obliged to move very
carefully over the broken ground to
avoid a fall, but he seemed entirely at
home at this sort of work, avoiding
rolling stones as if by instinct.
111 order to reach the cave he must
pass close to the tents, and as he drew
near them he redoubled hiscaution, for
liis only hope of success lay in stealth.
Nearer and nearer he crept until lie
could hear the heavy breathing of the
occupants, and for fully five minutes lie
stood motionless, every sense on the
alert.
Apparently the entire party was
asleep, ar.d with noiseless step lie stole
past tlic two tents and fixed liis eyes on
the opening to the cave. Twicesince his
arrival he had managed to peep inside
unobserved, and only that morning he
had seen the pile of fat canvas bags on
the ground to the left. lie had also no
ticed that the boughs and blankets
upon which Avery and his daughter
slept were on the opposite side.
Now he was within ten feet of the
entrance, and after a last swiss glance
at the tents behind him lie dropped to
his knees and crawled deliberately up
to it.
Again lie paused.
Yes. they were both asleep. He could
hear the long-drawn breathing at the
right, and plainly distinguish that of
the father from liis daughter.
Then, like some huge black spider, he
crawled into the inky darkness, and
was lost to view.
Inch l;y inch he advanced, guiding
himself by the glimpses he had fixed in
his mind of the place, until his hand
rested cn the treasure. The bags were
heavy, ar.d lie moved thhro with diffi
culty in his recumbent position, but he
had come prepared.
1 lirusting.bis hand into his bosom, he
produced a short, thick thong, with,
which he fastened two of the largest
together, pausing often to be certain
he had not disturbed the sleepers.
t\hen tills was done lie hung them
over h:s neck in such a manner that
they swung clear from the floor. Liis
next move was to stuif two small bags
into his shirt. Then, with infinite pa
tience. he wqrked liis way back to the
door and through it.
liis breath cai-~e hard ns. he reached
the open air. for the strain had been
tremendous. Detection meant almost
certain death, and even his iron nerve
had not been proof against the situa
tion.
V. hen he had somewhat recovered, he
crept slowly by the tents, until satis
fied that all immediate danger was
past, Then he rose to his feet, and
hurried down the bed of the old brook
until he reached the top of the bowlder.
It was the work of a moment to fas
ten his plunder to a rope, and lower it
down, at.the same time whispering loud
ly to his confederate:
“Are you there, Rider?”
“Yes,” came the answer. “'YN hat is all
this?”
“Gold, you fool!” hissed Bowers.
“Lash it on one of the. critters, quick! ’
For a moment he hesitated. Should
he join his partner and make good 7iis
escape ?
Apparently cupidity won the da}', for
he began to retrace his steps toward the
cave. His first- success had made him
more confident, and he was well aware
that he had not secured half the bags
he had just touched.
Again he reached the entrance with
out noise and crawled to the spotwliere
the gold was piled against the wall.
This time he could only stuff two or
three small bags inside his buckskin
shirt and grip one in his teeth.
lie reached the open air safely and
was just rising to his feet when Avery
appeared in the mouth of the cave, re
volver in hand, shouting:
“Thieves! Thieves! Take that, you
robber!”
But before the words were fairly out
of his mouth Bowers had dropped the
bag which he had brought out in his
teeth like a retriever and sprang away
in full flight.
Crack! Crack!
He heard the bullets sing over his
head.
As lie dashed by the tents a man
darted out with suspiciouspromptitude
and fired apparently pointblank at his
back, but missed him.
A few seconds more and he Had.
reached the rocky cleft and darted out
of sight. Down the rope ladder ‘he
scrambled, then with great presence of
mind he stopped long enough to jerk it
free from the spur above so that it f£ll
at his feet.
Rider had not j et returned from his
errand and Bowers felt his way rapid!y
along the passage until he emerged
ujion the plain.
Running quickly to the horses, where
Rider was at work, he cried:
“Jump up! Jump lively an’ let’s git
out o’ this! Vamose!”
He set the- example bj’ throwing him
self on one of thehorses and seizing the
bridle of the one upon which. Rider liad
been carefullj' securing the stolen gold.
The latter needed no second invitation
and a moment later they were hurrying
the beasts along the back trail as rapid
ly as the poor light, and the nature of
the ground would permit.
For fully two hours they made their
way in silence except for an occasional
oath from Bowers at the unevenness of
the route, then, apparent!}- reassured
that they had made good their escape,
he, exclaimed:
“This is the biggest night’s work one
man ever done in this ’ere country,
Rider. I took long chances an’ I won
out! It was a, great plant!”
“How did you manage it?” asked
Rider, eagerly. “Is it all gold in them
bags?”
“It. ain’t nothin’ else!”
With great, pride h.e- now narrated to
liis- companion the whole villainous
scheme, and then added, complacently:
“All they’ve got ter do is ter dig out
some more gold. There’s plenty of it
whar they are. They hogged all the
best claims, but I’m up ter them now!”
“But they’ll be after us, won't they ?”
asked Rider, fearfully.
“They hain’t got no hosses, hev
the}-?” retorted Bowers. “Besides that,
they dassent- leave their claims fer fear
some chap might jump ’em. It’s a won
der nobody’s struck that place afore.”
The two thieves did not draw rein
until daylight. When the sun. was fair
ly up they paused on the top of a hill
commanding a view for a long distance
of the route they had traversed, but
there was no sign of pursuit.
“I told yer so,” said Bowers, triumph
antly. “They can’t chase us. Let’s get
some grub an’ rest the hosses a bit. If
we take ’em into Dyea, in any kind o’
shape they’ll sell for a tidy figger.”
'Their meal dispatched, they once
more assured themselves that no one
was in sight behind them, then mount
ed and headed for civilization, the bags
of gold strapped securely on the spare
animal’s bark and hidden from view
by a blanket, tied over them.
That night, they went into camp just
before dark, and Bowers proceeded to
unload their ill-gotten gains. The first
bag he removed chanced to be the one
he had himself filled in his two weeks
of toil. As he lifted the second he
noticed a very 'perceptible difference in
the weight, although the two bags were
of the same size.
“That’s d—n strange!” he growled.
‘They couldn’t hev washed their gold
very clean.”
Ashe spoke lie untied the second bag
and thrust his hand within, therewith
a yell of rage and disappointment he
dashed Ihe bag to the ground and
stamped upon it like an infuriated ani
mal, when Rider stood aghast, fearing
the man.had suddenly gone mad.
With a bound Bowers sprang to the
pack horse and seized another bag.
One fierce slash of his knife rent it its
entire length and then Rider compre
hended.
Out of it dropped a mass of damp
clay and gravel.
Hank Bowers was silent while he laid
open the rest.of the bags. When he was
certain that, his own. was the only one
containing a particle of gold lie burst
forth in a torrent of blasphemy so ter
rible that eve A Ilidcr trembled lest some
retribution might instantly follow and
include him in its wrath.
“Sold! Took in like a tenderfoot!”
raved his companion, kicking one of the
bags in liis fury. "What's that?”
As he spoke he picked up a folded
paper which had dropped from t he bag.
Tearing it open he read the following
lines:
“We were too smart for you. Re
member that if we find you have given
away our secret we will give an account
of you 10 t he Canadian police and have
you driven cut of the country. If you
show yourself here we will fill you lull
of lead.”
[TO CE CONTINUED ]
Hence the Name.
Biggs —Did he hit you in the solai
plexus?
Boggs —He must have. I saw the
whole solar system.—N. Y. Journal.
,\o Company.
He —There I sat, alone with my
thoughts.
She —Poor boy! How lonely you
must have been.—lndianapolis Journal
A BRIGHT OUTLOOK.
With Suoli a Leader ns Ilrjan, Dem
ocratic Victory la Almost
Assured.
Mr. Bryan's speech of acceptance at
Indianapolis is without doubt the po
litical event of paramount importance
in the present campaign. Mr. Bryan
received at the hands of the democratic
party the nomination for the presi
dency. A partisan utterance upon this
occasion would have befcn pardoned —
nay, more, was even expected by the
country" at large. Tradition and prece
dent exist to justify a candidate in such
a course. He of Canton—Mark Hanna’s
man who was recently notified of a
nomination, took occasion to plead for
the principles of a party and in the
cause of an administration. In multi
farious terms he told what “we" had
done, and fairly reveled in the deeds of
us. lhe republican party was de
fended—even apologized for.' And Wil
liam McKinley accepted at the hands
of those who bore the stamp of the re
publican party the nomination for the
presidency of the United States. Mr.
McKinley s speech of acceptance will
go down in history as the statement of
a party chief to his party followers.
But how different is the tone and tenor
of Mr. Bryan’s Indianapolis address.
McKinley spoke to a party—Bryan to
a nation; McKinley plead the cause of
an administration—Brj'an the cause of
a people. McKinley defended the prin
ciples of a party; Bryan spoke in de
fense of the principles that are at the
foundation of free government; McKin
ley spoke as a candidate, but Mr. Bryan
spoke as an American citizen.
In the face of existing circumstances
it is a fact of .peculiar significance that
Mr. Bryan could reply to the notifica
tion committee in a speech bearing as
little trace of partisan politics as the
constitution of the United States or the
declaration of independence. This does
not indicate that Mr. Biyan is not a
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THE THREE REPUBLICAN GRACES—
PUTTY, BOODLE AND TEETH.
good democrat, blit rather that ‘the
democratic party is contending" not so
much for certain theories of adminis
tration in a free government as for free
government itself. Hence .it is that,
fighting" for the very existence of the
republics, the position of the patriotic
citizen who stands for free government
and the position of the democratic par
ty becomes" identical. Mr. Bryan was
great enough to recognize this. Mr.
Bryan’s speech was remarkable on ac
count of the things he said. Mr. Mc-
Kinley’s Canton speech was chiefly re
markable on account of the things he
did not say. The Canton speech abounds
in vague intimations and promises. It
does not hold out to the Filipinos the
faintest hope either of independence on
the one hand or of the freedom and
rights of American citizenship on the
other. (
The voter has only to read so much
of Mr. McKinley’s speech as relates to
this subject in order to find this state
ment to be correct. He will find some
thing about giving to the Filipinos as
much self-government as they are lit
so though the right of people 10,-
000 miles away to self-government was
not a God-given right, but a right to be
granted by some authority in Wash
ington. But he will find not the faint
est whisper of such a thing as inde
pendence for a people over whom we
have no authority except such as Spain
somehow is supposed to have had a
right to give us.
In Mr. Bryan’s speech, however, the
voter may find a pledge that if he is
elected he will convene congress at the
earliest moment 1o declare the nation’s
purpose:
“First. To establish a stable form of
government in the Philippine islands,
just us we are now establishing a stable
form of government in Cuba.
“Second. To give independence to the
Filipinos, just as we have promised to
give independence to the Cubans.
“Third. To protect the Filipinos from
outside interference while they work
out their own destiny, just as we have
protected the -republics of Central and
South America and are by the Monroe j
doctrine pledged to protect Cuba.” .
This is a sufficiently clear and suc
cinct statement of the democratic po
sition. Os its correctness, of course,
there can be no doubt.
This, with what McKinley says, and
with what he significantly omits to say, j
sufficiently defines the issue as to the
I’Jiili ppines.
The broader issue of imperialism, !
which includes that of the Philippines, j
may be stated thus:
Mr. Bryan stands upon the doctrine j
of the declaration of independence, that
governments derive their just powers j
from the consent of the governed.
Mr. McKinley stands for the utter
repudiation of that doctrine and for
“the doctrine of the thrones, thafcman !
is too ignorant to govern himself.” and |
must be subject to these who rule by !
superior might and divine right.
Mr. Bryan upon leavin'? Indianapolis j
went to Chicago, where he has been in ;
conference with the leaders of the par
ty at headquarters. To ray that tha
outlook for the democratic party at
the present time is hopeful would be
putting it mildly. Mr. Bryan’s speech
seems to have put a new aspect upon
the campaign. Telegrams of congratu
lation from republicans and gold demo
crats have been liberally pouring in up
on Mr. Bryan and the executive com
mittee. Influential papers that have
been hesitating as to their policy, upon
receiving Mr. Bryan's speech openly
indorse the candidacy. The converts
of a week would fill a column. When
such conservative papers as the Spring
field Republican become enthusiastic
for the success of the party; when
such papers as the Boston Post, the
New York World and the Baltimore
Sun. all of which supported McKinley
in ’96, openly indorse Bryan, the out
look must be considered bright.
But these papers have not been the
only - additions to the force of the
militant democracy. Wherever large
bodies of men have gathered during
the past month the events have been
productive of much encouragement to
the democracy.
The dissolution of the gold democ
racy at a regular meeting, and the
quick assimilation of all its influen
tial members by the regular party
marked the end of the truancy of
1896. When the Ohio Bar association
met in yearly convention a few weeks
later and the president, Judge A. P.
Laubie, a lifelong republican, de
nounced McKinley’s policy of imperial
ism, he found no dissenters, though
fully half the members were repub
licans.
Quickly following this, Dr. Silas C.
Swallow, candidate for president of
the United Christian party, addressing
his followers in a convention said: “If
we must choose between the two can
didates of the old parties, I must say
that I should support a man who clings
to principles and adheres to what he
believes to be right rather than the
man yvhom the people never knew
where to find on any vital issue.” Ac
cording - to the press reports, this
statement was received with remark
able expressions of approval. During
the same week Father Heldman, a
prominent Catholic clergyman of Chi
cago, in an address before the Ger
man Veteran league brought the en
tire audience to its feet in a sponta
neous expression of approval when he
scored the administration’s policy in
the Philippines and Porto Rico.
In Ohio the defection from republic
an ranks has been especially marked.
The Germans who gave McKinley such
strong support in 1896 are coming
over in droves to Bryan. Besides this
Frank S. Monnett and Cleveland's for
mer mayor, Robert McKisson, men
with enormous personal followings*
are fighting Mark Hanna tooth and
nail. Then, too, that vast independ
ent element headed by Jones, of To
ledo, are practically a unit for Bryan
this year. It will be remembered that
Jones polled 120,00f> votes when he ran
for governor last year.
PARAGRAPHIC POINTERS.
Democracy's course grows steadi
ly stronger with the people.—Albany
Argus.
Republican efforts to befog the
issues and deceive the voters have
failed. They must face the verdict on
McKinley’s record.—Albany Argus.
The administrations papers have
ceased to harp upon the fact that Col.
William Jennings Bryan remained in
Florida during the war in Cuba until
driven to resign in disgust. Thej" have
no doubt received a warning from the
administrative power that kept him
there for political reasons. Denver
Post.
The great argument the demo
crats have to withstand in this cam
paign is the hard cash argument —the
money" contributed by the trusts as the
price of republican protection and the
levies on officeholders. Even the whisky
and beer venders in far-away Manila
are expected to contribute to Hanna’s
campaign chest.—Pittsburgh Post.
The rise in the prices of trust
articles is a long way out of proportion
to the rise in the prices of the farmers’
products. This is what enables the
trusts to contribute so liberally to the
administration campaign fund. The
thoughtful agriculturists will be able
to see that they are the men who are
making Mr. Hanna so recklessly af
fluent in polities.—Cincinnati Enquirer
Boston toscare the New England bene
ficiaries of the protective tariff into
giving up a percentage of their plun
der for the use of the republican na
tional committee. It is said that just
before leaving New York Mr. Hanna
received a big check from ColJls P.
Huntington. It will be recalled that
nothing practically has been done by
the republican congress to forward the
Nicaragua canai project. Phila?el«
phia Record.
Stealing; Hl* Thunder,
The indignant-looking passenger was about
to speak ; but the conductor headed him oft
by exclaiming, in a loud tone of irrita
tion: "This is the slowest train I was ever
on. What’s the use of having a schedule if
we don’t pay any attention to it? The
drinking water tastes as if it hadn’t been off
the kitchen range ten minutes. The car
doesn't look as if it had been swept for a
month, and it is full of idiots who insist on
opening the windows when we go through
tunnels, so that the cinders can blow in."
The passenger caught his breath and then
exclaimed: “I was just about to say that
this whole affair is an outrage.” -“I know
it. But you’re lucky. You can travel a few
miles and then get off and be happy. But
I’ve got to stay on this train for hours every
day of my life.”—Washington Star.
$25,000 For Flying Machine*.
The American government is to devot*
$25,000 to the purpose of experimenting
with flying machines to ascertain their prac
ticability for use in the army. This is a
large sum to use for an experiment, and yet
it cannot compare with that spent uselessly
by those who experiment with various so
called dyspepsia cures. Take Hostetter’a
Stomach Bitters and avoid expense and un
certainty. It is made expressly to cure con
stipation, dyspepsia, and all stomach disor
ders.
Intelligent Stage Driver*.
A New York visitor returned recently
from Newport full of admiration for the in
telligence of the stage drivers who undertake
to show strangers the sights of the town. He
was driving about in one of the vehicles de
voted to the entertainment of those who un
dertake to see the sights of the town inex
pensively. The driver stopped before one of
the show places of Newport. “This is Mr.
Smith-Jones’ villa,” said the driver, as he
turned to the passengers, “and the lady in
the red hat by the corner of the piazza is
the younger Miss Smith-Jones, whose en
gagement to Mr. Brown was announced yes
terday.” The New York visitor had never
before met stage drivers so anxious to have
their patrons enjoy themselves. —N. Y. Sun.
Every Boy and Girl
should learn to write with Carter’s Ink, be
cause it is the best in the world. “Ink
lings in Ink,” free. Carter’s Ink Co., Boston.
Gamekeeper (to sportsman who has
missed at every shot) —“I say, sir, if them
rabbits was a yard or so longer you’d make
a fine bag!”—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
To Core a Cold in One Dny
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c.
People resemble pianos when they are
square, upright and grand.—Chicago Daily
News.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure
Is a Constitutional Cure. Price, 75c.
A few men are self-made, but many more
are self-unmade.—Chicago Daily News.
Piso’s Cure cannot he too highly spoken of
»s a cough cure. —J. W. O’Brien, 322 Third
Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. C, 1900.
Danger cannot be surmounted without
danger.—Chicago Daily News.
Years
Pain
“I am a school teacher,
have suffered agony
monthly for ten yearsm
nervous system
was a wreck . # suffered
with pain in my side and
had almost every ill
known m I had taken treat*
ment from a number of
physicians who gave mo
no reliefb
9 6 One specialist said no
medioino could help me,
# must submit to an
cperationß
69 B wrote to Mrs. Pink*
ham, stating my case, and
received a prompt repiy»
l took Lydia E„ Pinkham 9 s
Vegetable Compound and
followed the advice given
me and new # suffer no
moreß if any one cares
to know more about my
case, / will cheerfully
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irßllliill
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your town, write for catalogue to @ k’Kp*
A. J. TOWER. Boston, Mass.
HIM
Jos. F. Krvin, Fort Wayne, Ind.. writes: "1 have
no catarrh or hay fever this summer—the first sum
mer I have missed it in six years. Guess that in edi
ct tie lAllemine Cure; did it, aud 1 have taken only
baif a bottle.’’
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