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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1904)
JUDGE PARKER'S LETTER
lUcnlllcJ ant Vlrltn.
Former HeprescritntlA'o and funnel
Governor Uenton McMilllti, of Tonnes
ace It Is an nble, dlgnlllod mil virile
document. Judge Parker meets the is
Hues in n square, straightforward innii
ncr that cannot help appealing to tlm
Strong. Mnnljr, IMkiiMihI.
Hopresentntlvo Oooch, of Kentucky
There can he hut one opinion con
cerning Judge Parker's letter of ac
ceptance. It Is n strong, manly, dig
nlllcd statement, free from personal
abuse, explicit on every Issue before
the people uud dodging none. It ought
lo win the part thousands of vote,
and la my opinion it will, It should
only bo necessary to put Into the hands
of the non-partisan voter a copy of
Hoosevelt's vainglorious letter anil
(hen that of Judge Parker. I can
hardly see how any American elt'zou
could prefer the bragging, boosting
Theodore Itoosovelt to Alton It. Par
ker. "Will AppiMd 'lit tin1 Iiulrpmilrnt VotT
William 1 Hitrrlty (Philadelphia),
ox-NntlonnI 'Democratic Chairman
.lutlge Parkei', In his letter of accept
ance, clearly mated utiil dellned the
Issues Involved In the present cam
paign. I do not believe that any Dem
ocrat will dissent from the views
therein expressed. Ills more pro
nounced stand upon the tariff iiuestlon
ought to meet with unqualified ap
proval of all Democrats. I feel confi
dent, too, that Judge Parker's letter
will appeal to Independent voters
throughout the country, especially in
(ho clone ami doubtful States.
Mmterly J'rnMinlHtlun. Jk
Charles P. Donnelly (Philadelphia),
Democratic City Chairman Judge
Parker's letter of acceptance Is a
strong and masterly presentation of
ihe Issues of the present campaign
from n "Democratic viewpoint, and the
favorable Impression produced by his
"gold standard" telegram has heen
;rontly strengthened by the tenor of
Ttsucn Clrnrlj ami .Mily Denni'il.
Patrick JlcCarreu ltrooklyn)-.ll
the Issues before tl.o country have
been very clearly and ably dellned by
Judge Parker. Ho has taken no equiv
ocal ground anywhere. Ills letter litis
brought out more clearly than ever the
importance or a change In' our (iov
crnmeiit. Ills letter was a splendid
definition of the Issues on which we
go to the country.
i 9 ,
Thomon Tnggart, Chairman of the
Democratic National Committee
Judge Parker's letter is superb. The
Instant effect It has upon the country
Is .shown by the large number of tele
grams I have received to-day congrat
ulating the country and tho party up
on such splendid letter. These tele
grams come from Wisconsin, Indiana,
Illinois, Now Jersey, Delaware and
many other States. 1 expect that the
campaign will go forward with greater
enthusiasm as soon as the letter Is
IlelHiku to lUufllnc.
.Samuel Untermyer (Now York)-Tho
letter Is a calm, masculine, Judicial
presentation of the Issues that will ap
peal to tho Intelligent and conservative
of the country. The polite rebuke ad
ministered to our hlutllng President
oi the laws of trusts will meet with
general approval. What a pity that
Judge. Parker's sense of dignity would
not permit him to properly character
tze tho performance.
SUyhie nnil Convincing.
J Edward Swanstrom (New York)
.ludgo Parker's eloquent letter of ac
ceptance fittingly opens the Democratic
campaign. It Is a patriotic and states
manlike document, particularly strong
and convincing In the statement of the
issues from it Democratic standpoint,
and Is suro to bring inspiration and en
couragement to tho Democratic cuum
Letter of n Slatomnan.
Mayor Collins (Dostou) It Is tho let
ter of a statesman, grounded in the
fiindamental principles upon which
our institutions rest. All tho expros
Mon Is "safe and snno" and worthv of
the hour. I hope It will be read and
pondered by every voter, and I fee!
Mire it will mako n profound Impres
sion upon every thinking and patriotic
Vlui, Forcii ami Voiltlveuesi.
"Judso Parker's letter," said Sena
tor Stone, of Missouri, "will put new
Ufa into our campaign. It was the
vcr thine needed. It rlil dvn tim
people something to think about. It I
has vJui and force and sutHeient posh '
.lioness io sausiy those critics who
have said that Judge Parker was loo
mild and gentle to contest with a man
like Hoosevelt. This document is an
Inspiration to Democracy."
Vtliu Approbation ami Admiration.
Congressman John II. Kellher (Dos
ton) Like every word ho has uttered
and every lino written upon tho polltl
al issues of tho day, Judge Parker's
letter ut once commands approbation
md wins admiration. It is a clear,
i-oncise, comprehensive statement.
J 'outlasted with tho self-satisfied,
bumptious declaration of President
Hoosevelt, it further cmpha6lzos, if
such a thing Is possible, the marked
difference in tho uuko-up of the can
Couruccoui anil CoiiTlncJne.
Do Lancey Nicoll (New York)-Tlto
letter presents the Issues In so forelblo
a wny that no one can fall to under
stand them. It is clear, courageous
and convincing. It reveals Its author
ro tho country as a thoroughlv
equipped candidate for tho Presiden
tial otliee, conversant with all puhllc
questions, and as a mau who makes
no sacrifice of principle for votes, but
who, believing that he is right, will
remalu steadfast to the cud.
HIT A SORE SI'OT.
Discrimination Against Home Htiicrs
ami Favoring Foreigners.
The Democratic charge that (he
American people are paying higher
prices for articles of domestic nninii
rticttire than arc paid by foreigners for
Identical articles exported from the
United States has hit the G. O. P. In
a sore spot. This subject Is gone Into
very thoroughly In the Democratic
Campaign hook, where It Is shown that
Americans arc compelled to pay from
ten to thirty per cent, more for articles
Hindu In this country by "iroteeted"
manufacturers, than Is paid by Hiiro
peaiis and Asiatics for Identically the
same articles made, hero and shipped
abroad. Many instances of such dis
crimination against our home people
arc cited, particularly in the lines of
agricultural Implements nnd builder'
To break the force of thlR charge the
State Department prints a string of
statements made by American Con
suls In European countries, In which
It Is alleged that manufacturers In
England and Ccrmany also sell manu
factured articles abroad cheaper than
they do at home. It Is plain that these
statements were put forth under orders
from the Administration, ami that little
cam was taken to have them accurate.
P.iit even If it bn true that European
manufacturers sell their "surplus odds
and ends" abroad at reduced prices,
as one Consul says they do, of what
Interest Is that to the average Ameri
can who Is held up by our "protect
ed" manufacturer and compelled to
pay. not for "odds and ends." but for
his farming tools and implements. his
engines and in.iel.Iii"r.v, -and scores of
other articles, from (en to thirty per
cent, more than his European brother
has to pay to the wuio manufacturer
for like articles?
The American people are not com
plaining because tuunnfnolnrers ship
their "odds and ends" to foreign i.otin
tries and sell them at low prices. Their
complaint Is that they are discriminat
ed against It favor of the foreigner;
that they arc being robbed right and
left by manufacturers who shield
themselves behind the Dingley tariff.
MARRYING IN Till; ARMY.
Class Distinction to Do Fostered by
tlenornl Corbin's Idea that army life
should be governed as a social mid ar
istocratic organism was probably Im
bibed In (ieriiiiiny, where the tionernl
appeared on drc-s parade a year or so
ago as n guest 'of the Kaiser. That his
Idea has the cordial approbation' of
President Hoosovolt, there can be little
doubt. For It Is at least a minor step
In the President's grand match toward
In brief, General Corbl.' proposes
that no otHccr In the army shall marry
without the authority of the Secretary
oi War, and not then unless he can
prove to tho satisfaction of the Secre
tary, that his Income will be sutllelent
to support himself and his family. Such
a rule prevails In Certnany, with the
result Hint a lot of rich, and in many
cases, silly girls, have been brought In
to army circles; class distinction has
been fostered and army olllcers there
have become Indolent, Insolent and
The best arinj olilcers In the world
have been bred In this country and
without Interference by the (lovern
ment in their private domestic affairs.
Tho great American generals were, as
a rule, married men, having families
dependent upon (hem, and although
their salaries were small In compari
son with those paid to olllcciR of like
rank now. they contrived to get along
and usually do something better thnii
mako both ends meet. Yankee soldiers
have been accustomed to go Into battle
to tho tune of "The (llrl I l.oft De
hind Me," and this custom is likely to
he kept up long after (Jeneral Corhln
shall have ceased to ape the customs
so dear to the heart of the Kaiser nnd
his would-be rival. President Hoose
velt. HOUSES SUSPICION.
i:crlastlng Habit or Republicans of
('rasping Creitli For All (iood.
Claiming all virtues for the Hepub
llcan party, and telling what "wo"
have done does not slop criticism, but,
rather, tends to arouse suspicion that
the charges made against Hepubllcan
policies and practice cannot be dis
proved. That the tariff-fostered trusts
tire plundering the people by greatly
Increasing the cost of living Is too pat
ent for a hold denial to count with n
voter, who Is paying from thirty to
forty per cent, more for necessaries of
living than In 1S07.
Claiming that wages have been ad
vanced at the same ratio as tho cost
of living will not convince the work
man that has hud lite wages reduced
that prosperity is rampant, although
Hoosevelt may boast and Fairbanks
Miilllngly may say so.
Standing pat may suit the trusts, but
claiming that everything Is so fa
vorable tinder Uepubllcan policies that
no change Is needed is poor consolation
for those who tlnd themselves being
plundered by the trusts, with their in
come standing still so that their abil
ity to pay has decreased one-tlrird. It
is easy to claim, but dltticult to ex
plain when the facts are against you.
Germun Citizens Kaltylrc
The Hepubllcan newspapers of Chi
cago arc using columns of valuable
space In hysterical efforts to prove
that Carl Schurz Is a "has been," and
utterly without lutluenco among German-Americans.
Meanwhile the com
ing of Mr. Schurz Is awaited with the
greatest Interest by Gorman-Americans
who are daily enrolling by hun
dreds In the Germaii-Ainerlcan Parker
Parker Stock Is Up.
One of the most striking instances of
tho appreciation of Judge Parker's
letter of acceptance was its reception
in Wall Street. Drokers who had been
betting on the outcome of the election,
offering long odds in favor of Koo&e
elt, after reading the letter prepared
by Judge Parker, reduced the odds
they had been giving aud Parker stock
went up materially.
WHY RUOSIIVELT MADE A BUREAU
i OF CORPORATIONS.
George B, Curlelyou Tapping Corpora
tions For Campaign Funds a
' Grave Question.
Your record in your own words, Mr.
President, shows that you boiran your
crusade for the regulation of the great
corporations with an Insistent appeal
for "Publicity lu the Interests or the
public." You seemed determined to
vindicate the people's right to "inspect
and examine the workings of the great
corporations engaged in Interstate com
merce," even if it were necessary to
amend the Constitution of (he United
States, believing, with many corpora
tion lawyers of your own party aud
of the Democratic party, for that mat
terthat the Sherman, law was uncon
stitutional. 'Von demanded this Pub
licity "as a right from nil corporations
affected by the law," ami "not as a fa
vor from some corporations."
Your persistence In a good cause
tlnally triumphed. Congress, under the
pressure of the public opinion that you
had so -ikilfttlly directed, enacted the
legislation you asked for. it created
a Department of Commerce, with a lln
reau of Corporation. It extended tho
scope of the interstate Commerce law
to forbid the giving or receiving of re
bates, ft passed an act providing Tor
the special advancement In tho Pulled
States courts of cases arising under
the anil-trust law. It gave you Ihe
extraordinary, tho unprecedented ap
propriations!' K.i)0,000 to enforce stat
utes prohibiting combinations and con
spiracles in restraint of trade.
's rt i n 9 A
The tlr.st thing to do, as you said lu
your speech at Wheeling, was to "tind
out the facts." Your Initial step was
to appoint as your Secretary of Cdm
iiterce your prlvaf -epietary, George
It. Cortelyou. The Dttrcau of Corpora
lions was organized I'Ybrtmry lit!. 1!io."
more than nineteen months, more
than eighty weeks exactly .is; days
ago yes, exactly Five Htiudivd and
Klghty-three Days ago.
Will you kindly tell the country:
1. After theso W. days of supposed
activity and otlicial duty, how much
mure doe the public know about the
conduct and management of these
great corporations than it knew be
fore? ". After tbi'e .iN". days of supposed
activity and ollleial duty, what single
witness has been subpoenaed?
'. After these ."S:i days of supposed
activity and ollleial duty, what single
witness has b.een compelled to testily?
I. After these ."S:i days of supposed
activity and ollleial duty, what docu
mentary evidence has been uoduced?
.". After these ."S:t days of supposed
activity and ollleial duty, what corpor
ation magnate has been compelled to
testify under oath as to secret rebates
on freight charges or other acts of con
spiracy In restraint of trade?
(5. After thee ."SII days of supposed
activity and otlicial duty, what does
tile public know about the work of this
bureau of publicity?
Is there a corporation in the Pulled
States, Mr. President, whose affairs are
administered In greater secrecy than
are the affairs of your llureau of Cor
porations, which was created to afford
"Publicity In the interest of tho pub
lic?" Does tho public know any less about
the Internal workings of the Standard
Oil Company, for example, than It does
about the Internal workings of this
liiircnu of Corporations?
Yet In your letter of acceptance yon
have may 1 call it the magnificent an-cTaelty?-
to declare of toe act creating
this bureau ami of the related acts:
The Congress that created tho llu
roan of Corporations, which, you say.
has been administered "with entire
etliclency." gae you the unique, the
extraordinary appropriation of S.'iX).
(KM) to enforce existing laws against
What Is your record m the expendi
ture of this money? About "S'JtJ.OOd of
It has been spent for the purpose to
which It wes appropriated. The rest
has been lying Idle in the Treasury for
1 D ! ) tt
Do you mean to say that yon are in
possession of all the "data" as to tho
"organization, conduct and manage
ment" of the business of these oor. ora
tions? It was to collect such data that
the bureau was created.
Do you mean lo say that this Infor
motion, or so much thereof as you have
required, has been "made public," as
the law says It "shall be?" It was to
Insure Mich publicity that you asked
for this legislation.
On the contrary. Mr. P-esldent. Is I:
not truo that not one word, not one syl
lable, not one letter has ever appeared
of that proper publicity about which
you talk so glibly?
Uut when your Presidential cam
paign began and Mr. Cortelyou had
learned all bo needed to know of the
secret business atfalrs of the great
corporations, you made this Grand In
quisitor of Corporations Chairman of
your National Committee.
And why? Was Mr. Cortelyou a
member of the National Committee?
No. Was he a member of any commit
tee. State or local? No. Had he any
reputation or experience as a campaign
manager? No. Did the veteran politi
cians of your party desire his appoint
ment? No. Was there could there be
any reason for his appointment ex
cept thnt he knows from "diligent in
vestigation" the business sfcrets of
these great corporations upon which
you depend for your campaign fund?
You will pardon a delicate question,
Mr. President, but when the most In
telligent Mr. Cortelyou goes out "to )!.
lect money for your campaign fund, af
ter spending tho night In your hospit
able home. Is It conceivable that theso
corporations do not assume that he rep
resents In a peculiarly porsonal man
ner the President of the United States?
Herman Didder tNew Yorki-I cor-
stder Judge Parker's letter strong and
W-liiil Providence 5nve unit Wlinl
Congress in Taking Away,
The ppoplo cannot lie tooled all the
Pads arc stubborn. Whip them
around as you will, mask them, dis
guise them; they will, nevertheless,
come out to bear witness to the truth.
The Hepubllcan party seeks to fool
the people. It has sought to mak
facts, to disguise them.
The Democratic party seeks to re
place the facts before the people that
thc.v may bear witness to the truth.
The people want the truth.
The Hepubllcan parly claims that
the so-called "era of prosperity" is dite
to the wisdom or party policy In en
acting tariff and other legislation.
President Uoosevelt has endeavored
to portray "prosperity" by stating lu
his letter or .acceptance that wages
have been increased during the last
few years in greater proportion than
tlio cost of living.
uw, the facts refine the President's
.statement. These facts are derived
from statistics from records. They
show that the Increase in wages Is
twelve per cent., the increase in the
cost of living Is thirty-sewn per cent.
Therefore, before the "era of prosper
ity" the man who earned .Sl.no a day
could buy goods as then valued to the
amount of si. no; during the "era of
prosperity" the same man received for
the same labor -Sl.tJS, Inil the same
goods would cost him .:;r: or, putting
it In another way. where one dollar's
worth of labor was worth one dollar's
Avorth of merchandise before the era,
during "the last few years." President
Hoosuvelt's years of prosperity, one
dollar's worth of labor was woith
seventy-one and a halt' cents' worth of
The farmer, the hired man, tin
miner, the day laborer, the mechanic in
every department of industry, the
bookkeeper, clerk and shop girl to-day
llnds that "everything is dearer." The
rule admits of no exceptions. Labor
receives its wages In money. At the
counter the value or the dollar when It
Is to lie exchanged for merchandise lias
shrunk in its purchasing power to se-only-one
and one-half cents.
It Is a fact that conditions favorable
lo this Nation became apparent in
1X07; conditions which to-day should
have blessed farmer, manufacturer
aud merchant, laborer, clerk and me
chanic. Kvcn a Hepublican Congress
and a Hepublican Executive could not
whollj mar the bounty of Providence.
It Is a fact that in IM7. by reason
of the failures of the wheat crop in
the Argentines and Southern Hussia.
the harbors of New York aud Dostou
were tilled with vessels spoking wheat
for Great Drltnln and Europe. Wheat
leaped lo SI per bushel. Millions in
gold, the purchase money, flowed lu to
the country. The farmers bought inei
chandlse or all kinds. This started
"tho liooui." factories and mills be
came bu.sy, railroads Avcre choked Avlth
freight, and the labor markets were
emptied or Hie unemployed. This was
due to Providence that gave the coun-
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Hut the farmer working in his Holds
lo produce this wealth little thought
that If Providence laid come to his
assistance by providing him high prices
for his wheat that his fellow man
would exact higher prices from him for
the merchandise lie required. Yet this
is what a Hepubllcan Congress did.
Ity Its protective tariff It shut the
gates or the Nation to foreign compe
tition, by its patronage of liiaimfac
tuivrs it enabled them to combine, and
so juices for manufactured goods were
advanced and Imposed on the farmer.
Thus by the tariff and trusts aviis trib
ute wrung from tho farmer.
Kvery fanner's wife knows what she
paid eight years ago and she knows
Avhat she Is forced to pay to-day. Kv
ery farmer knows what he then paid
and what he now pays. If to-day the
farmer sells his wheat, com and rye,
his steer, sheep and hogs at a good
price, It Is no reason for his being
compelled to pay higher prices for his
merchandise. There is no reason, save
that of the tariff and the trusts, that he
should tilld his dollar Is imlv vcliumm.
i able for seventy-one and a half cents
or the protected mnnufnotiiml goods.
Of course, a high tariff tills the Treas
ury. 01 course, It takes much money to
rebuild and refurnish the While House
and to rebuild uud refurnish the Presi
dent's yacht Mayilowor-but It comes
pretty hard on tho American farmer
to reduce his dollar to seventy-one
and a half cents.
Shows tlio Fraud of It.
How the tariff operates and the
truvts give our own people the, worat of
It can hardly be bettor Illustrated than
In the case of steel rails sold In Can
ada and the United States. There Is
a railway which runs along the border
between the two countries, sometimes
In its course being on this side and
sometimes acros the border, it is re
markable that rails for use on the
Canadian part of the railway are sold
for $'J1 a ton, Avhlle those for use on
tho American side cost the same road
US a ton. This ' the case of one
road. The New York Central is an
other railway Avhteh lias to undergo
the samo experience illustrative of the
Inequalities of the protective tariff
system, and how it operates against
the very people It proposes to protect.
"Telegram' Not 1o1p1.
The New York Evening Telegram
declines to be fooled by the absurd
boastings of the inspired organs of the
(J, O. P. Not only does this enterpris
ing and wide-awake independent news
paper refuse to credit these improb
able yarns, hut It actually prints n
map showing the political situation as
It appears to. bo to-day to impartial
observers. The only absolutely certain
Doosevelt territory, acpording to the
Telegram, is New England and a part
of the Middle West. Perhaps the Tel
egram errs lu not giving the Depubli
cans a better show on the Pacific
Coast, but with this exception, Its prog
nostications may not be no far out of
THE FARMER'3 DOLLAR,
ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY
President Roosevelt's Pension Order
ly Commissioner Ware
Commissioner of Pensions E. V.
Ware undertakes to Justify President
Uoosvvclt's action lu the matter or
the ago limit pension order, Avhlch Is
declared to have been unconstitutional
by the Parker Constitutional Club of
New Y'ork and In contravention of Sec
tion !) of Article I., which reads as
"No money shall be drawn from the
Treasury, but In consequence of appro
priations made by law."
In the course of his argument lu de
fense of the President's action, Mr.
"The passage of the appropriation
bill recognizing the validity of the
order and voting tlio money to carry It
out ended the consideration of the rem
That settles it, according to the
reasoning of .Mr. Ware, but tlio fact
remains that It was an action which he
should not Ikia presumed to take un
der the power or making regulations
for carrying Into effect the statute of
Congress. Congress had a right to en
act that the attainment of a certain
age created a presumption or Inability.
II was besought to do It and It refused.
It lias been besought to do It at every
session sitae the disability act was
passed, and it has not done it. The
proper discretion of the Executive in
making regulations aviis limited to car
rying out the law as enncleil, and did
not include a i emulation relieving the
applicant from the operation of the Inw
which required that actual disability
should bo established by proof. Ac
cording to the new regulation, disabil
ity needs not to be proved, but must
bo assumed on an age basis, precisely
what Congress has never sanctioned.
To Hasten Tlmn Kor the Triumph
ot Democratic Principles by Sup
port of I'tirker.
Persistent reports are being circu
lated both East and West that Colonel
William J. Dryan will not support ihi
Democratic nominees in the coming
Presidential election. Tho latist ot
these reports is attributed to Chan
cellor E. Deiijaniln Andrews, of Ne
"At tho present time," Chancellor
Andrews Is quoted as .saying, "there Is
every chance that Uooseielt will secure
lb" electoral vote of Nebraska, that
the Hepubllcan State ticket avIII lie
elected, and Hint the Kitsion element
will dominate ihe Legislature aud elect
W. J. Dryan next Scuaior from that
In complete ref niation of the sugges
tion quoted above .me lias only to road
Colonel Dryau's attitude to the Na
tional ticket a.s sot forth in a ringing
speech deiheivd by him !:i .Missouri
in the early part of the campaign, In
which he urged all Democrats to sup
port tho ticket falthfclly. In the
course of this speech Co'.n.el I'.rvan
'I lieliee in the Irioi.iph oi' every
righteous principle and 1 have such
faith In the rlgluiio-s of our au.se that
I am not afraid that any policy in
which we have confidence can be de
feated by tlie election of a Democratic
President, even though he may not
agree with us on all qtiesUo.is. 'if he
will help us remove the Nmics which
now distract attention and prevent a
consideration of economic questions,
we can await the time tvhen the people
can again give their attention to the
Industrial situation. You can hasten
the coming of this time bv your sup
port of the Democratic ticket."
AGREES WITH PARKER.
Justice IJreAver's Attiludo In Accord
With That or tho IJeinocrntlc
Mr. Justice Brewer, of ihe Supremo
Court, will gel into trouble If he keeps
on talking as he did yesterday at St.
Louis about the Constitution vs. the
Hepubllcan policy in ihe Philippines.
Why. he apparently takes, the same
view as Judge Parker! This Is In lint
violation of the only common law that
the President knows-the law, name
ly, that good Uepuhlleans must swal
low their convictions and support all
that he does. Judge Dtewer should
remember that he was a Hepublican
before he was a Jurist, lie was not
put on the bench lo furnish aid and
comfort to the Democrats. Imagine a
Hepublican Senate ever confirming his
appointment to tho Supreme Court if
It had imagined that he Avould balk
at finding the Inw for whatever tho
party Avauted to do! The Justice. Ave
dare say. would draw himself up if any
suggestion were made to him that he
ought to be a partisan on ihe bench,
aim would rullle In Urd Coke's style
about doing "as becometh a judge;"
but he should understand that wo are
changing all that In these high-tlylng
days Avhen a President announces that
he avIH pay no attention to any Consti
tutional provision which, in his opin
ion, would reduce him lo "impotence."
- New York Evening Post.
TRADE JOURNALS PLEASED.
Journal of Commerce and New York
Commercial (J rati lied by Pniker's
There are two Important dailv news
papers published in New York that are
distinctly devoted to the interests of
trade and commerce, and both express
hearty approval of Judge Park
er's views on political questions, as ex
pressed in his letter of acceptance.
These papers are the Journal of Com
merce and the New York Commercial.
The former is independent In politics,
but of Democratic leaning, so that
Avhat Is has to say of the letter may not
be as significant as are the utterances
of the Commercial, which also Is an
Independent Journnl. hut with Inclin
ations toward Hepublienulsm. The
Commercial expresses Its appreciation
of the letter, as a whole, calling It
"dignified, temperate and conserva
tive, and calculated to win recruits
for the cause Judge Parker repre
sents." Hcferring to the candidate's hand
Hug of tho tariff and rec.i.roi Ity ques
tions, the Commercial decl.ircs that
llip Judge has dealt a M gli blow
at the Hepubllcan parr,
Figures of Prices on Goods Eiporlnil
Expose Republican Projection Policy,
l-'or a llcp.iblienn vnper- tho New
York Sun take a sensible vIcav of ho
recent large lie rense in tho export of
American luai.nfnctnrcd goods, for It
declares that AAhlle the showing Ut eti
cnuraglng, )'" H no occasion nu jet
to "point Avlfli pride" to the reconl.
Great as the increased are in certain
cases, he- Sun "observes that In none
Is the Increase greater than the anle.s
of one good-sized concern.
Dul the Sun omits to stnto that In
some of the .nslnncca of Avhlch IV
makes nientlc). tho Increase wn due
very largely (f the fact that tho goodu
were sold to (he foreign consumer sit
much lower price?, than our people iu
homo hac to pay for Identical nrll
clcs. Por ins. .nee the Sun shown Unit:
our export of .igrieultural implement?:
has increased fi$in $,t)00,000 to $V?I,
000.000. This senilis nt first thought u
most extraordinary gain, but It IfJ not
so when we consider thnt ngricnltuinl
inipleinetifs ur.de in this country ao
sold in Europf at from ten to twcnl
throe per cent less Linn the same iio
pienieuts can be bought for hero. A
churn, cithir jilmlei or thermometer,
is sold abroad iw"-i -three por cent,
cheaper .than el home, a corn-sheller
is sold abroad luoni.v per cent, cheap
er than at home iaiu mills (hotsei
eleven per it. iinji r; eultivajot::
(harroAv), twotny- ,'inp per cent, olfenp
er; oulllvatovs h. , (, .seventeen per
cent, elionpei v. I'll in true of agii
cultural impir men's is likewise line
of hardwap. our exports or -which
have increased .n value by hcvcrnlindL.
lion dollars A-.nora'nn-niailc IinYdwJ'fc
of ovivy des. ; pi ton Is sold to the peo
ple of Em ope a prices far below
what our own people are obliged lo
pay. Por c.vtrnpic, spirit levels can be
bought In LiKiiio thirty per ''rut.
cheaper than jlcj i.iu he bought heir;
tube scrapers ':tn bp had abroad t
prices acr.-ig i - HilrSy-threo per cent,
less than sh p-icea asked at home;
augur bit Mi. ;. .venty per cent.:
drilling n at hr s. lifteen per lenl;
breast drills. ii,,i -three per i cut ;
hammer.-., i- " . ) -i - and sledge?;, elev
en per cent, mciier saws, thirty Iho
per cent.: sp.i.iK and shovels', tliltl.v
throe per ':. .agJ'; horse plow?:.
plows. scAcuti""i per cent.
In our c.Aj'.on of engines and boilet.n
there has a)-,., iucn a large incieti'ic,
but this is do. ',o a considerable ex
tent lo the fa-' tiiat these and other
articles cumin; njider the bend of ma
chinery are --11 : broad nt price' tann
ing betwc'ii .'.miy three and thlil.v
eiglit per cent ), ir,w tho prices ashed
A leprese,! afiv. of the Doinoetalii:
National Coii,i,iir,ee made an nccmato
estimate of i!,. ..il.ie or r single onw;o.
about to bo -; .oped from Nov Votk
lo South Aft,- . Thin cargo avjis put
on board bv ilu i'i.d of Punch) f'yilo
i'. Co., of Xi - York, and It cost the
buyers in So,' .frlr.i 5i.M2,."04. The
same cargo. Ii.,t been sold to'buyeirt
in New York t.ouhj have cost ."pV.-ln,-(M."i.
Thus. .. a rargo of thi'j one
small strain. ,o' only 2870 tons iej;ls
.tor) a relut. ..f ',3,81 was mado In
favor of fori !:,"?
In other words, owing to tho P.epnb
llcan high la'-ff taxes, which permit
the trusts to barge high price-j It?
home eonsuiii' .s Avitliout fear or Tot
eign competing? (his one small carr.o
cost America-, . onmiiners $33,481. or
15.7 per cent inore than the trusla atn
glad lo sell Hi', .nm" goods for to bu-
ers on the othn- side of the globo. If,
j on a cargo ot or little steamer,. Atae-
leans are mulcted in such an amount.i
I It is perreeilj ie.it that in tho caco of
exports running into tho millions of
dollars, the money practically filched
from the pockets of homo consume
would be trc'iiendoiis.
No wonder -oi,jo people speak of tlm
Dingley tanft the "robber tnrltl "
THE WAR WTli SPAIN.
Ilypociisj ol a Ncn England Koaub
llc.iti rial form.
Por siibllmi; r n'rontery and .unblush
ing falsehood, it wo.ild bo hard to beat
this declaration Avhjch ajopearB.tn tho
platform of lb.- New llampsblic lie
publicans: "The Hepubllcnn party,
since It was restored to power, him
fought a suneMifuJ war Avlth Spain."
It Is a mattei of history that the Jvb
Kuiley Adminl-tratlon did cverythlnc,
in Its power to aoid n Avar with Spain,
but was forced to undertake If bi
twise of the iKipniar agitation In favor
of It. which was shored alike by Dem
ocrats and Hepubllcuns In Congies-i
and by the press of ooth pnrtlet;. In
Its Inceptiou the v.ar wna entbcly
Just. There were at least as many
Democrats i.s Itepubllcanu actively
engaged in It. .,rU Hie decisive blovU
at .Manila and Santiago Avere Htruei;
by Dewey and Schley, both of whom
Por what has been done in Uubn,
Porto ltlco and the Philippine Hln.ui
the war was- brought- tomsuoccHtri,iil
conclusion, the Hepubllcan pnrty in
welcome to assume the responsibility.
These include the- negotiation ot ;i
treaty with C;iba, which has .helped
to make the Oubans our cnemleu rath
er than our friends, tho subjection of
the Filipinos, who were struggling he
roically for freedom, and ivho were our
allies In driving Spain from tho Isl
ands; the trampling under foot of tho
Declaration of Independence and tho
buncoing of th people of Porto Hhru,
who are now ln'a Avbrsb plight In
some respects than they were StUrn
under Spanish vulo And to sum It
all up, the Hfimhlicui party is etvUUed
to whatever r. Uit it can get from the
substitution of "imperialism" for "ion
stttullonalism" and the' addition of
$000,000,000 to the oppressive but den
of taxation upon Hie American poophs.
tJoveroor Aycook to Spent.
(Joveriior Cluile'i D, Aycocl . ot
North Caiolln.i will bpeak In several
ui inu iionuiiui unties tho last
weeks of the , ,ui.p;,ign. IPs time has
heen divided .,?: follows: West Vir
gluht, Ottobe- M 2-,, Indiana, GeibVr
T .,.'"'; '" " ' '''inn-ctlcut, Orlo
ler .11, Nou'inb... l New Jersey, p()
vember - .md S Maryland, Nov iolur
p. He Is ci hi ablest of Ho- thnii
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