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A GIFT DEALS DEATH.
Poison Sent to a New Yorker as a Christmas Present. Ilia Cousin, m LnJy, t'aea It aa n lirmt d, and I)lr Slronif Iltldrnre of m I'lot to Kill L Ile-cljilent. New York, Dec. 29. Mystery Bur rounds an unusual case of fatal poison ing which followed Wednesday the re ceipt of a Christum present. Mr. Kate J. Adam was the victim, though the poison was intended for another. The police think it was cyanide of po tassium. Mr. Adams, who had a se vere headache, went to the room occu pied by Harry Cornish, the well-known uthlete and member of the Knicker bocker Athletic club, who board with iter. Mr. Cornish had received n a Christina present, from whom is not known, ii small silver ease containing a bottle of what was supposed to be bromo seltzer. It was to get the med icine that Mr. Adams went into the. room. She found the case und took on ordinary dose of the powder from the bottle. A little while later she become violently ill, and although every known reined' was resorted to she died. Dr. Hitchcock, who attended her, asked for the bottle, and when it was handed to him tasted the contents and pro nounced it cyanide of potassium. II was made slightly sick. Clew In Slight. Mr. Cornls.li tald he had received the medicine case of silver containing the Iwttle as n Christmas gift ot the club through the mail. A piece of yellow paper was wrapped about a pasteboard box which contained the case, and on this was "Mr. Harry Cornish, Knick erbocker Athletic club, Forty-fifth street and Madison avenue. New York city." The box bore the name of Tif fany it Co., and the bottle, which ap peared to contain bromo seltzer, bore o Pi Hadelpl'.ia druggist's label. Dr. Hitchcock Raid Cornish was also suf fering from a do.e from the fame bot tle when the physician reached the house. "Mr. Cornish told me he had no idea who sent him the case, but said that he intended to go through his cor respondence to see if anyone who wrote to him spelled 'forty' with a 'u,' M said the doctor. ( nil It Murder. Coroner's Physician Weston called nt the house Wednesday night. lie took the vial holder And three bottles of poison. He also took the wrapper con taining the address, which apparently had been written by a woman. After careful examination of the contents of the bottle he said It was his opinion that the contents were cyanide of po tassium. He was sure that thU win what caused Mrs. Adams' death, and that it was murder, cold-blooded and premeditated. He was of the opinion 1hat the victim intended was Cornish. He had had no talk with Cornish. Th police think the woman was sent fc Cornish by a jealous woman with the Intent to cause his death. Harry Cornish is a cousin of Mrs. Adams and Is 40 years old. He hn 7ccn the physical director of the Knick erbocker Athletic club for three years Prior to that time he was the physical director of the Chlcngo Athletic club. Cornish disappeared soon after visit ing the assistant district attorney's of fice and could not be found anywhere. Ills divorced wife lives In Poston. I. Ike the llotkln Cmr. Two packages of poison have been sent to the Knickerbocker Athletic club within the last seven weeks, both of which have resulted In death. Prides Mrs. Adams, who wn killed Wednes day, Henry C. Parnet died on Novem ber 12 at the club. Poth these cases resemble that of Mrs. Potkin, of San Francisco, who is on trial for sending poison through the malls to persons in Dover, Del.' lint these two cues of poisoning are local. The polroncr probably Is now In this city. The pack ages were mailed in New York. Cor nish received hi package December 21. PART OF A MOUNTAIN FALLS Hotel nnd Several Iltilldlujr4 a Alr nlo, XnlUrrlnnd, leroril Three Mvri l.oat. INSURGENTS IN CONTROL. Spaniards Dtsert Hollo Ilefore Amer icana Arrive Slay Ilequlre Force to Secure Control, Washington, Dec. 23. There is & good deal of anxiety lu official circles here over recent event at Hollo. Two ollicial dispatches have been received by the state und w ar departments, but it i impossible to gather from them an accurate knowledge as to the condi tion there. The ollicials of the war department still decline to make public Gen. Otis' telegram of Tuesduy, but there Is no doubt that he is meeting with great dif ficulty in his eiTort to secure the release of the Spanish prisoners held by the Filipinos. It begin to appear clearly that a considerable element among the Filipino leaders probably a majority ore disposed to use these unfortunate prisoners us a basis for negotiations with the United States government, making their release conditional upon certain more or less important conces sions demanded by them. It is not yet a feregone conclusion that terms cannot be arranged by pri vate conferences in Manila to secure , the release of these men, but the I United States government, being now pledged by treaty to free them, must report to other means if peaceful repre sentations fail. Just before noon another dispatch came from Gen. Otis that at once con firmed the fears of the ofliclals of the war department as to what hod taken place at Iloilo. It appears that the American forces hod arrived too late on ' the scene and that the insurgents had added to the difiieulty of the problems already presented by hoisting their flag over the city, which they had been be sieging for months. The news was con tained in the following message from Gtn. Otis: "Mnnlla. Dec. r7. Adjutant Oeneral, Washington: Sent Col. Potter on fast ves pol to Hollo on 2tth to communicate with Spanish General KIoh; latter evacuated evening of 24th und Potter 3'J hours late. IrpurK'tnts took possession of city on I'Cth ind Potter found AfculnaMo's fins flying. Cannot now report probable results; will not hoar from there for four days, as no cable communications. ftpunUh forces have evacuated ull stations in southern In lands, except Zamboarifca, Mindanao, by order a as they say from Madrid. j (Signed) "OTI3." The evacuation by the Spaniards of all the Philippine ports, us- reported ijy Gen. Otis, although doubtless inspired by a desire to secure their safety by concentration, undoubtedly hus done much to complicate the problem nl ready presented the war department cf extending the military jurisdiction of the United States over the island?. It will now be necessary to expedite the execution of the original plans, and it may be fully expected that with in a week important events will huv happened in the Philippines. It is presumed that Gen. Otis will de mand the surrender of Iloilo into his hands, und this demaud may ut once raise the issue bo t ween the insurgents und our own government of possession of the islands. The province of Hollo is set down in the ollicial directories as I having u population of 4 2,000, and it is the second tcaport in importauc? in the Philippine group It is located en a river navigable for vessels of 15 j feet druught, so that very few of our I gunboats would be available to assi; I the troops in case it should be neces sary to tuke forcible possession of the city. The Spaniards have chosen a strong place for the concentration of their trocps in the town of Zamboangu, which, as the reports here indicate, is strongly fortilied and possessed of con tidcraole natural strength from a dc- j fensive point of vlcvy. It is not doubted that they will be able to maintain them tclvcs for an indefinite period of time against the Insurgents, presuming that they are not cut o!T from obtaining sup plies from the sea. The town itself has a population of 21,000 inhabitants. A BUSY YEAR. Car II ii 1 1 I 1 rt ur Industry Very Active 1 ,H7IJ I.ocomot It Mini lO.'.l.'M Can AVere K reeled In Ih'JS. WAKE ISLAND. L'ncle Sam Will Take Poajcaaloa of It for lie as a Station (or r Cable. Washington, Dec. 24. The govern ment has determined to hoist the flag over another island far out in the Pa cific ocean, and orders were sent out lateFriday afternoon to the commander of the Pennington, Copt. Taussig, to proceed at once to take possession la the name of the United State govern ment of Wake island, lying in latitude 10 north, longitude ICG east. It is dis tant about 2,000 miles from Nibau, the westernmost of the Hawaiian Islands, and 1,300 miles east from Guam. It Is almost In a direct line between thete possessions of the United State and is admirably adapted for use as a station for a Pacific cable to connect the Phil ippine with Hawaii and the United States. It Is about three miles In length and incloses a lagoon of salt water. The average height of the Is land Is eight feet above high tide. It is scarcely capable In itself of sustain ing life, but it Is expected that n cable station can be maintained without dif ficulty by the erection of a condenser to supply fresh water. Some station in this locality is deemed to be absolute lj necessary to the maintenance of a cable, and for that reason the American peace commissioners at Paris endeav ored to secure one of the Caroline Is lands, but without success. Wake Is land Is said to be by right already American territory, for In 1851 Admiral Wilkes surveyed the place and asserted title. It is not inhabited, so far as known at the present time, though in the past some guano gatherers hare temporarily lived on the island. WOMAN BUYS A TOWN. OHIO BANK ROBBED. Villas ot tilen i: re, l'a., Sold at Ana-' tlon to 3Ila Alary Carpenter (or S7,."JOO. London, Dec. 20. Part of Ped Pock mountain, according to n dit patch from Airolo (a village of Switzerland, Can ton of TIcino), has fallen into Airolo, destroying a hotel und several houses. The scene of the disaster presents a terrible spectacle, the debris of the avalanche covering a square mile. The hotel, with eight houss and 12 other buildings, was swept Into a great heap of matchwood. A new terror was added by the outbreak of fire amid the ruins. Thrte dead bodies have bci n recovered. It Is estimated that the damage will reach 40.000. Wlneonaln ii. A. II. Milwaukee, Doc. 20. The dates for the holding of the encampment cf the -Wisconsin (1. A. P. were settled upon 'Wednesday for May lf, 17 and IS In thU city. The opening day will be devoted to regimental reunions and the smaller meeting, while the general hiuinei ssiou will come on the day following. The big parade will take place on the afternoon of the second day. Mot n Candidate. Wheeling, W. Vu., Dec. 20. The In telligencer publishes a brief letter oter Judge Nathan GofT's signature stating that he I not nor does not Intend to be a candidate before the coming legisla ture for United States senator. Ho say a he is not n candidate for any polit ical office and has no intention of retir ing from the United Slate circuit judgeship in the near future, Una .Not rnrclinaetl. Toledo, O., Dec. 2'J. General Man ager Ashley, of the Ann Arbor, unquali fiedly denies that his road has pur chased the Wisconsin & Michigan. New York, Dec. 20. T1k Pailroad Ga zette, in its yearly statistics of the out put of locomotives and cats, states thai during the past year all the contract ing locomotive shops in the United States outside of the railroad shopd contracted 1,875 locomotives, as against 1,251 last year. This is an increase of 024. ThU increase comes within 71 of representing the total output of ltsv4, arid is greater by 213 than the Inert use of lSfJ5 over Ib'Jl, which increase was the largest since 1S77. The total output of cars will aggregate 105, 15S, of which W, SOU are freight, CO'J passenger and l.f.jO street cars. Of these l,Ci3 were for export. The past year was the best for the ear building industry since lb'jQ the record-breaking year, when the to tal number of freight nnd passenger ears built by contracting firms was 103,000. ItrenUa I lie Iteenrd. Washington, Dec. 20. The cruiser Puffuluarmcd Wednesday at Port Said, en route for Manila, just H't days out from New York. Thus she has broken all naval records up to this point in her voyage. She Is needed badly ut Manila, t.s she carries 700 sailor to relieve men in Dewey's fleet whose time have long expired. lienlli ok a Mllllonare. Rt. Louis, Dec. 20. Charles F. Orth weln, the millionaire grain merchant and street car magnate, died nt his home in Denton place on Park avenue nt IOiT.O o'clock Wednesday night. He had been confined to his home for thret? weeks, and for ten days past had been unable to leave his bed. He died from cancer of the liver. Illea Ilefore Mie et the Money. Loudon, Dec, 20. Mrs. Sautuleis, who was the claimant for the sum of 120,000,000, left by an uncle named Penke, who died intestate In America, diul recently nt Portcawl, Wales. Pinghamton, N. Y., Dec. 27. Mrt. Mary T. Carpenter, of Scarsdalc. N. Y., bought for $7,500 a village at a'uetion las:t Friday, and is probably the only owner of a village corporation In the United States, and possibly in the world. The village is (lien Pyre, in Pike county, Pa., on the line of the Honcsdale branch of the F.rie railroad. It covers 812 acres of land, and consist of a dozen houses, railroad station, post office, dry goods store, storehouse, blacksmith shop, sawmills, stone yard and factory buildings. The property w as originally owned by John Deeming nnd his wife, who gave a mortgage, which was foreclosed. The amount of the mortgage was $0,000. A crowd at tended the sale, and the bidding was spirited, but r.one of the villagers suc ceeded in raising enough money to buy the whole. The borough was knocked down to Mrs. Carpenter for $7,500. A MOTHER'S AWFUL CRIME. Mrs. Tanser, of OaUlleld, AVI a., l'ol oni Her Ilnbjr anil Cut Her Own Throat. Pond du Lac, Wis., Dec. 27. Oakllcld, this count)', v, as the seem of a shocking tragedy, in which Mrs. William Tnnzcr killed her six-months-old babe with strychnine nnd took the poison herself. This failing to end her life, she secured her husband' razor and cut her throat. The hus band was away nt the time. The cou ple were young nnd Tnnzcr soys tho relations of himself and wife were hnp py. She. had never shown symptoms of insanity and there was nothing ko far as he knows to cause her to com mit her terrible net. Temporary insan ity, it is thought, may have caused it. Duel In the Street. Little Pock, Ark., Dec. 27. At Harri son, Ark., Prank Pace, ex-prosecuting attorney, nud his brother Henry met M. L. Aderholtz, a prominent stock man, on the street nnd n duel ensued in which Aderholtz was mortally wounded. The trouble grew out of a difficulty a few days ago between Ader holtz and Cnpt. Pace, father of the brothers, in which Cnpt. Pace was dan gerously shot and a bystander killed by a stray bullet. Slain by a Ilor. Chicago, Dec. 23. Prank P. Nye, a deputy in Sheriff Magerstadt's office, was hot nnd killed at 9:15 o'clock Thursday morning on the veranda of Mrs.Marjorie Helen Crosby's residence, 1520 Wilson avenue, Argyle Park, by her ndoptcd son, Thomas (leorge Crosby, 13 years old. The tragedy occurred while Nye and several nsistonts were trying to serve a writ of ejectment. Sold to the Trust. Canal Dover, O., Dec. 27. The Plack Plate plant of the Peeves Iron company, which manufactures plate for the tin ning plant here, owned by Philadelphia capitalists, has been sold to the Amer ican tin mill trust, recently organized, with headquarters at Chicago. Nego tiations are also pending for the sale of the tinning plant. New i:trnllllon Treat-. New York, Dec. 2.1. A disp.ttch to the Herald from Mexico City sjys Am bassador Clayton and the minuter of foreign affairs, Scnor Muris'ai, have agreed upon the form and substance of the new extraction treaty between tlu United States and Mexico, which 2 thought to be acceptable to b'jth gov cm meats. Will Coat .Mn li Money. New York, Dec. 31. Navy yard en gineers went under the battleship Mas sachusetts In dry dock Friday nnd measured the damaged plates. Pepair work will proceed night nnd day next week. Ills rstlmatedlt will cost about $3,0CO to put the thip In order, nnd that the work will take six weeks. Heath of a Football 1'lnrer. Cambridge, Mas., Dec 3. Percy M. Juffray, center rush of the Harvard uni versity football team, died 'Thursday from spinal meningitis. Mr. Jaffray was 21 j ear old and his home was at Irvlngton-on-the-Hudton, New York, The American National, of Lima, I Looted of .18,OOti lu Uold and Cur renc)-Lesve No Clevr. Lima, O., Dec. 27. The American national bank was robbed Sunday night Of over $18,000. The stone vault was entered without the use of tools or de stroying the time lock. The bank is at Main and High street, the most prom lnent corner In the city. When the janitor went to the bank Monday morn ing he discovered the outside door of the vault open. The officer were no tified, and an investigation wa made which disclosed that the other door were locked, but that the vault had been looted of all its paper money and gold. There were two doors to the vault, the outer one being operated by the time lock. The Inner door was locked with a combination lock. When this was opened by the officers a large pack containing $1,000 In silver, done up in packages, was found on the chair, where it had been left. Not a dollar of t liver had been taken, although several cacks containing hundreds of dollars more were found on top of the safe. Saturday night about $10,000 was de posited in the vault. This was stolen, ns well as about $2,000 which had been thrown on top of the safe after it had leen locked, the money having come in late. There is nothing for the detectives to work on. The manner in which the robbery was done demonstrates, they snj that It was the wortc of experts. There was not a pcratch left on the vault and nothing was molested except the money that could be easily carried nwaj. On top of the safe Inside the vault was a large number f drafts dgned in blank. They were not taken. TIIE NICARAGUA CANAL. SVIII Take Aliont $ 1 .'I.'.OOO.OOO to Uul.'d It Preliminary Id-port of Cnnal Couimlaalon. BRYAN'S LOCKJAW CONE. Th 31ecopbonle Mouthpiece Cheap Slonryllea la Aaatu la Worklotf Order. ' of New York, Dec. 21. The preliminary report of the Nicaragua canal commis sion, consisting of (Jen. Haines, Ad miral Walker nnd Prof. Ilaupt, has been compiled and will be read before the senate committee either during the Christmas recess of congress or immedi ately afterward. This report will give many details of construction in regard to the proposed route, and will give a close figure ou the cost of the entire undertaking, as far as human ingenuity tan foresee. A summary of these costs has been made out In sections. A total of 115,000,000 cubic yards of all kinds of excavation will be needed to the harbor at Prito, und, allowing 9,000,000 cubic yards for dredging ut the western division, the total esti mate will come to nearly 125,000,000 cu bic yards, exclusive of all dams and em bankments. It will be seen that $135, 000,000 will be a conservative estimate of the entire cost of the canal, and this almost agrees with that of Gen. W. Ludlow's report of 1S90. Zola la 1'iiKlnnd. London, Dec. 27. The Paris corre spondent of the Times gives nn inter esting account of the way in which Kmilc Zola escaped to London nf ter tha sentence Imposed upon him last July j in the trial on the charge of libel, brought against him nnd M. l'erroux, managing editor of the Aurore, by tho officers of the Psterhazy court-martial. According to M. Dc Plowitz, M. Zola has lived at various country places In 1'ngland quietly ever since. It appear that his Paris friends had the greatest difficulty to persuade him to seek refugw in Kngland, the course they considered best for the interests of Dreyfus re vision. A talunntlo Consolidation. Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 23. The gigan tic consolidation of the local gas, light and heating companies was consum mated Thursday. The capital invested exceeds $2G,OC0.O0O. An Idea of the in corporation of the combine will be ap preciated when it Is stated that one comnanv will in the future control the grts, light and heating supply of Pitts- J burgh and Allegheny und will have ab solute pow er to make, raise or lower the price to all consumers. Ohio's Contribution. Columbus, ()., Dec. 27. President Peck, of the LaPayette memorial com mission, acknowledging the receipt of contributions from Ohio for the La Fayette fund, whites to State School Commissioner Poccbrake that the total contributions from Ohio up to date amount to $5,2S3.0i, the largest amount contributed by any single state except Illinois. Great Demand for Copper. Milwaukee, Dec. 27. A special to the Herold from Houghton, Mich., says: Practically every mine in the lake cop per district is shipping copper by rail. This has not been done before since the French syndicate cornered copper and Indicates, a phenomenal demand for the metal at home and abroad. Illlnwla Teneliera. Springfield, 111., Dec. 27. The Illinois ! Slut? Teachers' iirociution will open its forty-fifth ai.nual session in rcprc- tentative' hall in the ttntchousc this morning. The meeting will last three j days. Indications point to a prosperous i meeting both In attendance and general interest. llelter Yield Than I.iiat Winter. San Francisco. Dec. 27. A special ' from Dawson City dated November 14 says: Peports from nil creeks In the vicinity of Dawson City Indicate Jhat the winter' product of gold will exceed that of last year by more than , 100 per cent. Oppnaed to VVeyler. Madrid, Dec. 27. The cabinet at Monday sesidon dicued various matters. It Is understood that Marshals , Campos, P.lar.co und Primo do Pi vera .; and Ipez Domlnguez Miong.ly oppois "'' Gen. Weylei'i entrance Into the mla-1 Istrj. i Col. Pryan could not wait for the ac ceptance of his resignation before un bottling his pent-up opposition to that Ircvitable result of the war, expansion. 1 be same day that he forwarded h'.s resignation , by. wire he gave out n ex tended interview in the strain of pailey, Cleveland, Hoar and Vest. Not the least significant feature of this Interview is the avoidance of ail reference to silver or the financial ques tion In any form. Pvidently Mr. Pryan, in his character of boy orator, has a new toy, and wants to play with It. This is not the fir Sit time he has shown the fickleness of his nature. He came into considerable prominence originally as a free trader. For two years or to he toyed with that hobby, riding it on all possible occasions, often when it wtis a clear disregard of the proprieties to do so. Then suddenly, the election of 1S94 over, he dropped free trade and mounted the free silver hobby. So vio lent and persistent was his rocklcg that he was nominated for president on that issue. Judging from his antecedents, it is about time for him to make a cbnnge. He cannot be everything in turn, but he may be expected to te noth ing long. Perhaps an element of jealousy enter Into Mr. Pryan.' Impatience to recover from what he has called "military lock jaw." Another young Lochlnvar ha come out of the west In enper rivalry Congressman Pailey, of Txas. This rival Is well to the front n. the leader of anti-expansion. There is no small danger that Pailey will bo "the logical candidate' of the democracy In 10(H), as Pryan was in 1S0G. It is not a case of a few rail down or boards off the Pryan ffnee, but of a new field altogether, with the Nebraskan not so much as within the lnc!oure. Nor Is Mr. Pailey the only possible candidate to be feared. Kx-Pi esident Cleveland has shown some signs of lifp. He Is us pronounced, If not as lend, m Pa'ley in deprecation of na tional growth in area. Cleveland's in terview on. the subject started th? rumor that he was being groomed for still a fourth presidential roce. It is not surprising that between the two Col. Prvan Is alarmed. Put the great mistake of Pryan was In trying to beat Pailey and Cleveland at their own game. He should have al lowed them to go on hanging th?in r Ives with their own rope. Never was there a more unpopular cry than anti expansion. Mr. Pryan should have token a leaf from the political history of a century ago. At that time John Adams was president, nnd might easlly have had a second term. Put he wa deaf nnd blind to public sentiment, and put himself as completely ouUlde the limit of presidential candidacy as Pal ley and Cleveland have doue. If Mr. Jifferson luad been a politician of the Pryan type he would have shared the fate of Adams. Put he was level headed. Instead of trying to out-Adams Ad ams, he put himself in line w ith popular sentiment. The democratic party of to-day is in great danger of sharing the fate of the federal party, and If Pryan had set himself the task of its rescue he would have fairly corned the honorable distinction of leader of the JefTersonion democracy. As It is, he simply tags on behind the John Adamsc of his party. Chicago Inter Ocean. TACT OF TIIE PRESIDENT. Wllllnm MrKliiley llaa Shown Tlist He la the Prealdent of the Whole Country. Nothing Illustrates- better the con summate tact of President McKlnley than his course at Atlanta. Not only has he won the golden opinions of the people of the south by his conciliatory speerheu, but he has accomplished something more important than that. He has gained for hi course during the war the warm approval of the demo cratic legislature of Georgia, nnd the Indorsement of the people of the south for his jolicy concerning the questions growing out of the war. A duller nnd less tactful man would have failed to see the opportunity of which President McKlnley took ad vantage. While Pryan and the demo crats in congress were preparing to make an Issue of ontl-lmpcrialism. the president Invaded the very stronghold of the democracy, nnd with a few sim ple speeches enrried conviction, to the heart of the people. Of course this may have little effect upon the democratic demagogues iti congresi who are determined to at tack the course of the president during the war nnd call In question the wisdom of the ioHcy believed to have been adopted for the disposition of the questions growing out of the war. but they will be duller than they nre sup posed to be If they fail to see the drift of popular sentiment in the part of tho counlry to which they look for inn j, ti tles in national elections. It wid be dlftictjlt to array 1h drmocm tic party In congress against the ndmlnlstrntlon when the voters In such strongly demo cratic stntt n fleorgla and Alabama are shouting Ida praises. William McKlnley has demonstrated again that he is president of the en tire country, nnd the proof of that demonstration will be furnished nbun dantly when the next presidential cam paign opens. Cleveland Lender. rIown democratic leaders at a post election love frnst in Des Moines the other day developed renthnent the re sult of which will be that Iowa demo crats will drop free silver nt Hxteen to rnetas fast n they can; that there will be no more fusion with populists and free. silver republican recognition; that they w ill play tip exposition to the In d ia r.n pol is mon e t a ry con ve n t ion Id e a cf retirement of the greenbacks and local option and other itMe Un? CTclcago Inter Ocean. FULFILLED THE PLATFORM, The Proiulara of the lUpnbllran I'ar iT Have Iteen Faithful ly Kept. A party that keeps faith with the people deserves the commendation of all who believe that political platforms are guides for action, not mere rhetor ic to catch votes. The platform udopt ed by the republican national conven tion In St. Louis June 18, 1S0G, has al ready been w rought Into history. Kvery intelligent voter ask that his party not only have a full purpose to vitallzo it principles as announced, Tout that it shall show the capacity to do it when Intrusted with power. Tested by thi atandard the republican party has per formed its duty with rare promptness and ability. Ita promises of two yearn ago are accomplished facts. It was) hoped and believed when the platform was adopted that It could be carried in to effect peacefully; but a chain of un expected events impelled the people to engage In a foreign war as a last rtv aort. This crisis came upon a repub lican administration and was met with complete suocerjs. Kmergencies, no matter how extraordinary, have been faced with a uniformly favorable re sult, and now that peace has returned the party feels that congratulations are ia order. In view of what has happened the language of tho platform in regard to Cuba is deeply significant. After an ex pression of sympathy with the Cubans in their fight for Independence tho plank continued: "The government of Spain, having lost control of Cuba, anil being unable, to protect the property and lives of resident American citizens, or to comply with it treaty regula tions, we believe that the government of the United States should actively use its Influence nnd good ofiices to restore pence nnd give independenca to the island." The good ofiices of th United States were tendered nnd re jected. Peace Is restored in Cuba. Its independence Is assured. All came to pass In less than two years after th republicans nssumed control. Another passage in the platform reads: "Tho Hawaiian islands should be controlled, by the United States, nnd no foreign, power should be permitted to interfero with thrm." Put one way existed to cnery this into effect, nnd that was an nrxation. Hawaii, accordingly, has been made a part of our territory. No one foresaw In June, 1S0C, that before) January 1, 1609. Cuba would be freer and Hawaii under our flag. Put both, Ideas were In the republican platform, and when the occasion came a repub lican administration turned the Amer ican aspirations into deeds. There was in the platform the premise of escape from an era of hard times and political disaster, and it ha been kept. "All our silver nnd paper currency must be maintained at parity with gold," was another declaration which wtands vindicated. The protec tive tariff outlined is on the statute books. The enlargement of the navy and Improved coast defenses are the fulfillment of another plank. In the lest paragraph of the platform occur these words: "Such nre the prlneTpkf nnd policies of the republican party. Py these principles we will abide, and thee policies1 we will put into execu tion." The sincerity of the avowal has been placed beyond question. A strik ing parallel might be drawn between the realization of the republican na tional platform of 1S06 and the neglect and perversion of the democratic plat form of 1S02 in which the people trusted to the full extent of executive and legis lative power. Put the bitter disappoint ments of that period are not a pleasant subject to dwell upon. The point to ba Impressed Is that ever' party must stand by its platform, nnd be equal t. lit- demands, to be worth' the respect and confidence of the American people. St. Louis (ilobe-Pcmocrot, POLITICAL DRIFT. fcTTor not making any mistake President McKlnley is a conspicuous success. Pallimore Herald. ICol. Pryan, who Is once again the P. O. of the Platte, aimed a shot at expansion and hit free silver. Chicago Tribune. CPryan nnd Pailey hnve been con ferring. Put for some reason the coun try refused to tip when they got to gether. Cleveland Leader. rPxjranslon has taken hold of the southern heart, nnd, if the present en thusiasm continues, McKlnley will carry Georgia in 11KX). Chicago Inter Ocean. 6VWc are under the impress-Ion that Col. Pryan is making a mistake in re signing as soon as he is in danger of going into active service. Peoria (111.) Herald (Pern.). Crit is a misfortune that such a man should be keeping alive In the west and touth the financial anarchy which he would Impose upon the nation. Paltl more American. C-TThe banks of Nebraska: have agreed to reduce the rates of interest by from one to two per cent, on ac count of the plethora of money. What a shock this must be to Col. Pryan. tThe democratic party, In the full blaze of republican prosperity, is like a blinking bat driven from itacave. It won't be able to perceive anything un til the night of democratic adversity; comes. Warren Pevicw. SJ'Col. William Jennings Prynn vch mently insists that the free and tin limited coinage of silver and antl-inv-perinlism nre to be the twin Issues ot the democracy in 1000. And It Is un doubtedly safe to .say thai his adversary, will not object. Poston Herald (1ml.). lPry an first utterarce nion re- . turn to civil life will help to place hU party In hostility to public opinion or great Issues of the future, and wlthoas his intention or understanding will help to break down opposition te the course o! the administration. N. Y, Tribune,