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IT "WAS A LANDSLIDE.
Republicans Make a Biff Sweep
in Most of the States.
Xbe Next Congress Goes to tho G. O. P.
Morton Defeats Hill In New York
State Officials and Leglsla-
Washington. Nov. 9. The following
table shows the political division of
the various state delegations in the
Fifty-fourth congress as made up from
late returns and the gains in each:
Pop. Sop. Dem. Pop.
244 103 9
Washington", Nov. 9. Reports re
ceived up to9 o'clock Wednesday night
indicate that the next senate will have
40 democrats, 41 republicans and 6 pop
ulists, while the attitude of the suc
cessor to Senator II arris, of Tennessee,
is still in doubt. In this classifica
tion Senators Stewart and Jones, of
Nevada, who were elected by the
republicans but have announced
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STATE HO.VVE FOR JUVENILE FEMALE OFFENDERS AT GENEVA, ILL.
To be located on a tract of land of flftv-onc and a half acres oa a blu9 overlooking Fox river.
The dimensions of the building ar to be 375 by 62 feet. It will be supplied - ita steam heat,
electric light, electrio alarms for'doors, most approved plumbing and a pure and ample water
their separation from that party,
and Gov. Tillman, who will doubtless
be elected by the so-called independent
democrats of the South Carolina legis
lature, are placed in the populist col
umn. Tillman will probably vote
with the democrats on organization
and Stewart and Jones, of Nevada, and
Peffer with the republicans. This
would throw the 'balance of power
into the hands of the populists.
THE STATE ELECTIONS.
I-cvl r. Morton's Enormotw Plurality
The CSreuter New York.
New York, Nov. 9. The total cor
rected vote for governor of New York
btate, Sullivan county out, stands as
follows: Hill, 514.073; Morton, 607.419;
Wheeler, 27,106 total. 1.1CS.G00. Mor
ton's plurality, 158,846; Morton's ma
Returns from all except a very few
missing election districts show an ap
parent plurality in New York eity for
consolidation, or "the greater New
York," of over 86,000, while the rapid
transit measure shows an apparent
plurality of S2.400.
Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 9. The
democrats haven't a plank from the
wreck in West Virginia. Returns
compiled from nonpartisan sources
dhow that the state senate will be a
tie and the republicans will have a ma
jority of 19 in the next house of dele
gates. These returns are official with
one or two exceptions, and a republican
senator will certainly succeed Senator
Camden. The total of republican ma
jorities in the four districts is over
0.000. William L. Wilson is defeated
by over 2.C00 in the Second district.
Chicago, Nov. 9. The plurality for
Henry Wulff, republican candidate for
state treasurer, is now estimated at
l0,000. The whole republican state
ticket is elected. The veteran Spring
er, who has represented the Sangamon
district in congress for nearly twenty
year.-, has been retired for a new man
and a republican. It is likely that the
next general assembly will be com
posed as follows: Senate Republic
ans, 28; democrats, 23. House of rep
resentatives Republicans, 109; demo
iNDiANAroi.is,, Ind., Nov. 9. The
partial returns received from Indiana
indicate that the state is republican
by at least 40,000. The legislature is
republican in both branches. There
will be in the house about sixty-five
republicans and thirty-five democrats;
In the senate about thirty republicans
and twenty democrats.
Columbus, O., Nov. 9. Chairman
Dick has received unofficial returus
rom nearly every county in the state.
The republicans have carried sixty-
eight of the eighty-eight counties, giv
ing Hon. S. M. Taylor (rep.) for sec
retary of state 183,910 plurality
over Milton Turner (dem.).
Des Moines, la., Nov. . The latest
returns show a republican plurality of
75,000, the election of the entire state
republican ticket and a republican
delegation to congress.
Detroit, Mich,, Nov. 9. The latest
returns indicate that Michigan has
given a republican plurality of 80,000,
not more than three counties in the
state showing democratic supremacy.
Milwaukee, Nov. 9. Wisconsin will
send a solid republican delegation to
congress. Edward Sanerhering is
elected in the Second district. If the
ratio of gain in the earlier returns is
maintained the republican plurality in
the state will be between 40,000 and
50,000. The legislature will be repub
lican in both branches.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 9 The state
gives Nelson (rep. ) for governor about
50,000 plurality. Minnesota elects all of
the seven republican congressmen. The
legislature will be heavily republican,
sending a republican senator to suc
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 9. Nearly all of
the state has been heard from. The
figures received indicate the election
of Holcomb (pop -dem.) for governor
by a small plurality. The republicans
have probably elected five out of the
six congressmen, with the result in
the Sixth still in doubt. Outside of
governor the republican state ticket is
elected and the legislature will prob
ably be republican on joint ballot.
Denver, Col., Nov. 9. Returns are
very complete. They place Mclnt3re's
(rep. for governor) majority at 20,000:
Shafroth's, 14.4S0; llowen, whom the
republicans admitted would be de
feated, has 1,794 majority. There will
be a republican majority of 17 on joint
ballot in the state legislature insuring
the return of Senator El O. Woleott.
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 9. Upon the
face of the returns Owens now (at
midnight) looks the winner by a ma
jority of 119. Iiis friends are claiming
his election, and Denny's followers
charge brazen frauds in two coun
ties in the district.
Louisville. Ky., Nov. 9. The re
publicans are in a happy frame of
mind over the general result. Esti
mates on the state show that the dem
ocratic majority will not reach over
2,000. The democrats have elected
four judges of the court of appeals as
follows: William T. Reeves. Thomas
H. Pa.vnter, Sterling 1$. Teney and
John Ii. Grace. The congressional
delegation will stand: Democrats, 6;
San Francisco, Nov. 9. About one
half the entire vote of California is
counted and the result indicates that
James II. Itudd (dem.), candidate for
governor, has a plurality in this city
of about 10.000 and will prob
ably be elected by a plurality
of between 6,000 and 7,000. The re
turns now indicate that the repub
icans have elected six out of seven
congressmen. There are still no re
turns to indicate the complexion of the
Philadelphia, Nov. 9. The next
congressional delegation from Penn
sylvania will probably be twenty -eight
republicans to two democrats. Erd
man's majority in Berks county will
be nearly 3,000 and Congressman
Mutchler claims the election of Hart
in the Eighth district by from 71 to
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 9. The total
vote in Kansas is about 290,000, al
though the accurate returns will not
be known for several days. The re
publican state ticket has polled about
146,000 votes, the populists 114,000,
democrats 24,000 and prohibitionists
6,000. The republicans have elected
seven congressmen and the populists
one. The republicans have elected 91
members of the legislature, which gives
them a majority on joint ballot of 47
over both populists and democrats.
The Dakota .
Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. 9. The
latest estimates give a republican
majority' in the state of from 5,000 to
Pierre. S. D., Nov. . Sheldon (rep.)
is elected governor by not less than
10,000 plurality. Both republican can
didates for congress are elected, and
the legislature is overwhelmingly re
publican. Missouri. 0
St. Louis, Nov. 9. The state demo
cratic committee concedes the election
of a republican legislature. It has
also conceded the defeat of R. P. Bland
for congress in the Eighth district by
a plurality of 19 votes. The commit
tee still claims the reelection of Dook
ery in the Third district by S00.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 9. On Joint
ballot the legislature will probably
stand: Republicans, 52; democrats, 20.
The republicans elect congressmen in
all but the Seventh district.
Nasiiville, Tenn., Nov. 9. Official
and unofficial returns from fifty-three
counties' out of ninety-six give Turney
(dem.) 58,395 and Evans (rep.) 49,149.
Returns are coming in slowly. Both
sides are still claiming the election.
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 9. Definite re
turns come in slowly. The republican
state committee is satisfied that the
entire republican state and congres
sional tickets are elected. The legis
lature will be republican.
In Other States.
The Texas legislature is democratic.
The entire republican state ticket is
elected in Montana.
Late returns from New Hampshire
give the republican state ticket 10,000
plurality. The legislature is repub
lican. The election of a fusion legislature
is indicated by the returns from North
Carolina. The judiciary is probably
Evans (dem.) defeats Pope (ind.) for
governor of South Carolina.
In Wyoming the legislaure will
elect two republican United States
Connecticut has elected a republican
governor and legislature.
Delaware republicans elect the gov
ernor and congressmen. The legisla
ture will be republican, which insures
a republican successor to United States
Senator Iliggins. .
Partial returns from, New Mexico in
dicate the election of T. B. Catron
(rep.) for delegate.
Returns from the major portion of
Oklahoma territory make it positive
that Flynn (rep.) delegate to congress,
will have fully 5,000 majority. The
territorial legislature will be very
close, with the balance of power in
both houses in the hands of the popu
lists. The vote of Massachusetts, with the
towns of Boyleton and Goshold miss
ing, gives Greenhalge (rep.) 18S.020;
Russell, 123,938; Richardson. 8,129.
Greenhalge's plurality, 64.0SS. The
legislature is overwhelmingly repub
lican. In the state of Washington the next
legislature will be republican by at
least 20 on joint ballot, insuring a
republican United States senator to
succeed John S. Allen. The populist
vote throughout the state leads the
democratic by several thousand.
OLNEY ON ORGANIZED LABOR.
lie Says Men Should Not Re Discharged
for Ilelonglng to Unions.
Philadelphia, Nov. 9. The contro
versy between the receivers of the
Reading Railroad company and such
employes as are members of the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen has
prompted an expression of opinion
from Attorney General Olney in the
form of a letter to Judge Dallas of the
United States court, before whom the
case is pending. The difficulty be
tween the Reading and the employes
reached a crisis on August 15 last, when
General Superintendent Sweigard sum
moned before him eleven employes
and notified them that they should
abandon the brotherhood as a condi
tion of retaining their places with the
railroad company. Vigorous protests
were made against this alternative
and the brotherhood urged the receiv
ers to withdraw it, but in answer the
receivers, on September 17, wrote:
The policy of this company Is well known
to be that it will not consent that persons in Us
service shall owe allegiance to other organiza
tions which may make claims upon them
which are incompatible with their duties to
their emploj ers. This position was taken ad
visedly, and we have no Intention of departing
Attorney General Olney' letter is an
exhaustive discussion of the questions
presented, and he reviews the various
problems and the consistent solutions
to be applied in every aspect. In sub
stance he holds that labor unorganized
is practically powerless; that in combi
nations such as this lies the only safe
guard of the workingman in his deal
ings with organized capital, and that
his right to belong to Buch a union
beneficial in intent and purpose is
a legal right which he cannot be de
ASKED TO INTERVENE.
China Appeals tu the Powers of Europe la
the Interest of Peace.
London, Nov. 7. The Daily Chron
icle says: "If China desires peace, she
should address her request to Japan
and not to Europe. However unpleas
ant that task may be, it is to the vic
tors that the vanquished must ap
peal. Shanghai, Nov. 7. The Chinese
troops under Gen. Sung have evac
uated Chin-Lien-Cheng and .now occu
py the mountain pass on the road to
Peking. Orders have been given to all
military commanders to defend Peking
at all hazards. The Japanese are
marching northward, aiming to get
behind Gen. Sung's army. It is ex
pected that all foreigners will be re
quested to leave Peking within a fort
night. London, Nov. 7. Special dispatches
received here from Tokio say that all
idea of a Chinese raid upon the Japan
ese coast has been abandoned and
that orders have been issued to re
move the torpedoes from Tokio bay.
Navigation into the harbor is now de
clared to be free. The decree forbid
ding the sale of gunpowder in Japan
has been cancelled.
GEN. HOWARD RETIRED.
Order Issued by War Department Sketch
of Ilia Career.
Washington, Nov. 10. A formal or
der was issued from the war depart
ment Thursday, retiring Maj. Gen. O.
O. Howard, commanding the depart
ment of the cast.
Thanksgiving In Illinois.
Springfield, 111.. Nov. 8. Gov. Alt
geld has issued his proclamation ap
pointing Thursday, November 29, as
Thanksgiving day. -
Comments of Democratic Journals oa the
Elections Cause of the Defeat.
'Democratlo defeat results immediately
from deplorable and inexcusable divisions ia
the party ranks and more remotely from a se
ries of blunders at Washington In which
Orover Cleveland was the master spirit of evil.
"If he had had a proper appreciation of the
foe that was to be encountered when the demo
cratic party set out to destroy the protective
tariff robbers of this country he would have
summoned congress In March. 1893. If that
had been done, the mandate of the people,
as given In the elections of 1890 and 1802, would
have been far more potent than It was In 1894.
when congress tardily got to work on the Wil
son bill; and many a man who, this year,
sulked or held back or openly traded with the
enemy, would nave ucen in line uoing ioyai j
Service In the cause of reform. i
"The almost Inconceivable folly and stupid-
Hy of that delay was the fault of Grover Cleve
land alone. Nearly all of the other blunders I
by the democratic party grew out of this ono
fatal mistake. Started wrong, it went wrong, j
and at every turn It was given a further lm- j
petus In the wrong direction by some mis- I
cnlovous utterance from the white house. I
"The Inability of the democratio president to
work harmoniously with a democratic con-
gross, and all of the scandals and heartburn- i
lags naturally growing out of such a condltioa
of affairs, produced Innumerable factions and j
gave renewed courage to a party that had been j
twice repudiated by overwhelming votes. He- ,
publicans win now. not because they deserve I
to win. nor because they constitute a majority j
of the people, but because their opponents are i
rent by feuds and jealousies, most of them .
foolish and all of them despicable." Chicago ,
A Slaughter-House, Indeed! ;
For an entire year it has been perceptible .
to the close observer of passing events that '.
the democratic party was marching through a
slaughter-house, and Tuesday it seems to nave ;
steped into the open grave that yawned to re- !
ceive it. There is little likelihood that it will
be resurrected thence until it has had a new i
birth of integrity and courage and a thorough ,
reorganization. To this complexion have less '
than two years of incapable leadership re-
duced a great army and a noble cause that. )
upon lines of conviction, swept the country ia .
It-W) and l9i j
"The victory of the republicans has been so '
far-reaching and complete as to sink mere per- 1
sonal incidents and local Influences quite out
of sight. There will be a special tale to tell to !
account for a particular defeat here and there; :
and for the reduction of this or that majority: i
but the democratic collapse is too universal to
be ascribed to anything other than universal i
and profound dissatisfaction. Never in tho !
history of the country have the people been so '
disappointed In work of their own doing, and
never before did they make such haste to undo '
it. With some the object of distrust has been j
the administration with others the congress,
with all. the party organization wherever it ;
showed itself. i
"The industrial panic was succeeded by a
political panic, and panics of all sorts are un- ;
reasoning. They can only be met and turned :
by quick, resolute action, and this quick, rcso-
lute action was wholly lacking at Washington i
and everywhere else. The president set the i
paceof disaffection. It was eagerly taken up
by the rank and file. Faction once in the sad- i
die. rode booted and spurred down the demo j
cratlc column, toppling over ii its mad career '
the just and the unjust, the meritorious and '
the recalcitrant. The slaughter has been in- j
discriminate. Tho grave Is hardly wide '
enough to hold the f lain." Louisville Courier- '
"Out of Tuesday's election the democracy :
brought the assurance that any other party I
ever organized would have been hammered I
Into a memory by the multiplied difficulties j
which had been falling In a rapid succession of !
blows since the 4th of March. 1893.
In the largest democratic state there was an
outbreak of the implacable quarrel between !
the president of the United States and the lo- j
cal leaders. As If that were not enough, the j
dlsrlosures of astounding corruption In muni- j
Clpal government had aroused the decency of j
New York city as it never was aroussd before, !
even in Tweed's day, and the indignation was ',
Tented upon Tammany, the controlling force in I
local affairs. The states which are adjacent to 1
Manhattan Island are powerfully affected by
currents of opinion In the metropolis. New
Jersey and Connecticut are provinces of which
New York city is the capital.
"In the general canvass all the adventitious
elements In politics were with the opposition.
The tickle and thoughtless were affected by
the cry of demagogues that the party In power
was responsible for business troubles. Weak
hearted democrats stayed at home. Protec
tionist barons were encouraged to pour out
their boodle into the hands of their political
agents. Seltlsh offlceseekers who had been
disappointed wreaked their petty malice on
party candidates. There were diversions on
the details of a currency policy. Enthusiasts
were not satisfied with the moderate reforms
of the new tariff. The rich classes objected to
paying a share of federal expenses by means of
an Income tax. Worklngmen were pressed !
with appeals on the tariff issue from one side
and on the use of law to repress the violence of
strikes from another side. Farmers were dis
couraged by the low prices of wheat and
"Klections in tho off year always bring
trouble to the party which has won In the
presidential year. Internal discords oxer the
distribution of offices hure not had time to
heal. Dissatisfaction ulwavs reigns in that
section of opinion which has not learned bet
ter than to expect miracles of prosperity from
the operations of government- This is an off
year when such consoquences are extended
It would not have proved a lowered demo
cratic vitality if the losses had been much
greater. Against such odds In the temporary
conditions tho resistance made to the on
slaught of protection, paternalism and pelf is
ample proof of tho marvelous vigor of that
party which has guarded the traditions of free
dom for a century through victory and defeat.
"The lesson is that democrats must unite,
subordinate minor differences, repress In
dividual Jealousies, agree up n a policy and
stand a compact and organised force against
the enemies of free Institutions.
"Democracy is strong enough at any time to
assert victoriously its lnherltel right to con
trol tho government H founded. Tuesday It
was at its lowest ebb. It cannot again be as
near to weakness and exhaustion. Yet It lost
nothing that it cannot easily regain, and that
it will not regain with its revived powers in
1894 So much Is retained, such an Impressive
demonstration of indestructible strength has
been made, that the future Is more our own
than it was In 1891 "St. Louis Republic.
Now that the election is over,
it is expected that Gov. McKinley will
return to Columbus, O. II is private
secretary, who has been running the
executive department of that common
wealth for the past three months, is
said to be in great need of a vacation.
The governor will, no doubt, find the
work of performing the duties of his
ofllce very irksome after his recent ex
perience, but his secretary is certainly
entitled to a little rest, and it is only
a matter of common fairness that he
should have it. Chicago Herald.
It's a lucky thing for the coun
try that there something over two
"years more of Grover." So long as
he is in the white house the protection
robbers will not make great headway
in their designs upon the public treas
ury; for which may we be trulythank
fuL Chicago Times.
It will take readers of the cam
paign columns in the republican pa
pers several days to become thorough
ly disinfected. It has been a malarial
visitation more offensive than usual,
and it will Require longer for the
nauseating effects to be dissipated.
HOW THE MINORITY WINS.
Democratic Defeat Due to Division of tba
There is no reason why minor dif
ferences of opinion should keep apart
the masses of the people who have a
common belief in the true principles
ot popular government. The party of
the monopolists, of the corporations,
of subsidies and taxes always hangs
together. It is singular that the co
hesive power of public plunder should
be stronger than the cohesive power
of popular principles.
The monopolists, the trusts, the sub
sidized interests, the protected classes,
the tax-eaters, the people who live by
the sweat of the brows of others, never
separate into factions nor divide their
votes. They are a
unit in political ac-
tion. With the sole object of plunder
of taxing the people to raise boun
ties for their enterprises of industry
and speculation enriching themselves
by the spoliation of the country, they
have tho organization and discipline
of a pirate crew. They never "bolt,"
they never run third tickets, they
never separate to be beaten in detail.
It is amazing that there should be
two or three parties of popular rights
and but one party of the spoils. It is
strange that men with great common
beliefs and aims, who have no selfish
interest in politics, who have nothing
personally to gain whether their'party
is in power or out of power, should
to act in harmony at the
while the spoliator, the plunderers, ! Alpena, Mich., one at Philadelphia,
the mercenaries never permit their j and one at Scranton. This shows a
greed and rapacity to disturb their wiie distribution of manufacturing
oneness of purpose or to produce dis- I revival. New knitting mills are pro
integration in their ranks. jected at New Haven, Athens, Ga.;
The people separate into political ' Canton. N. Y., and Reading, Pa. En
factions orer the shades of meaning in ; largements are noted at Carroll, la.;
language by which the most important J Ypsilanti, Mich.; Troy, N. Y., and
principles of government are ex- i Wakefield, IL I.
pressed. The spoilsmen concentrate In its news from the milling points
their forces and are sure of victory ; the trade organ reports fift3--two cases
against the divided ranks of the peo- j of new mills, enlargements and re
ple. They stimulate the differences j openings and nine cases of shut-downs
of honest factions in order that they ; from all causes.
may gain their ends through lack of J The report from worsteds says that
concerted action among those whom "the new fast-running loom is the real
they have considered to rob and de- t factor in this problem. We have seen
stroy. ' j the superintendent of one of the mills
Every republican victory in the na- ; running these swift looms and he an
tion and in the principal states that i swers us that he could make the goods
has been gained within the last twen- I for ten per cent, less if necessary."
ty-live years is the fruit of democratic j In the cotton department thirty-two
divisions or of divisions between fac- new mills and enlargements are re
tions that should have been united in i ported and no shut-downs. The new
support cf democratic principles. I mills are scattered from Texas to
T. heir victories have been those ol a
united minority against a divided
majority. The republican party is
a minority party. It exists because
the majorit5 holding essentially a
common political faith, disintegrates
at the ballot box, and votes a plurality
ol ticlsets to represent the same sub- until alter another presidential elec
stantial truths of popular free govern- j tion will not assert that the Textile
The republican victories are the
victories of a compact minority over
the divided majority. The democratic
defeats, wherever they have occurred,
were " those of a great, magnificent
party, holding political beliefs of un
questionable truth and value, but sep
arated into factions, with opposing
sets of candidates representing identic
al principles in politics.
The people will not come to their
own they will be the prey of spoils
men and bandits as long as they fail
to become organized and disciplined
for their own protection, as their
enemies are organized and disciplined.
The many will be defeated and robbed
by the few as long as they do not com
bine to resist defeat and robbery.
The men who have lived and ac
quired wealth and power hy subsidies,
bounties and gifts from the govern
ment of which they seized control
from the hands of the masses will re
tain their usurped domination until
the people shall join in a revolutionto
be accomplished by their united forces,
with one purpose and a common ob
ject. Chicago Herald.
of Misrule of the Party Daring:
the Last Twenty Years.
The republican party lost control of
the popular branch of congress for
the first time since the beginning of
the rebellion, in the election of 1374,
just twenty years ago, and since that
have had full control of the govern
ment only during two congresses, the
Foty-seventh and Fifty-urst. The j the good effects of democratic laws.
Forty -seventh congress was organized i Louisville Courier-Journal.
on the first Monday of December, liSl, j Importations of goods requiring
with Warren J. Keifer, of Ohio, as ; ten hands to make indicate tlia.n a
speaker. The Fifty -first congress was j thousand hands in this country are
organized on the first Monday in De- j earning enough to live, support fami
ceniber, 183J, with Thomas Ii. Reed, of j lies and have something left to spond
Maine, in the chair. ! on something be3-ond bare necessities.
During the Forty-seventh congress! We have never yet enjoyed a period of
profligacy ran riot, and the apnropria- j prosperit- without the accompaniment
tions were increased so largely that j of increased importations. Theie is
public sentiment was outraged and the ; nothing so indicative of returning
party was not able to again carry the j
count T3' in a congressional ciccuuu uu-
til 1SS8. when Harrison was elected
president. Upon the face of the re
turns there was a small republican
majority- in the congress elected that j
year, which alter me organza nuu m
December,lSS0,was increased b3' throw
ing out several democrats and seating
republicans in their places.
With full power in their hands the
republican proiligate3 proceeded to
make the best of their opportunities.
All sorts of appropriations were asked
for and allowed until more than a
billion dollars had been disposed of
besides making continuous appropria
tions, which mortgaged the revenues
of the country for live years in ad
vance. The result was such a revolu
tion in sentiment that the democratic
majority of the Fifty-second congress
was greater than it had been ever since
the republican party was organized in
1S5C Kansas City Times.
The trouble with McKinley is
that ho is out of date. His philosophy,
his deportment, his attitudes, hia
smile, even his carefully cultivated re
semblance to Napoleon Donaparte, all
have lost their hold upon the public
mind. The country has marched on
and left him far behind, lost in ec
static contemplation of a tariff scheme
which events have discredited, which
tiittnrr haa exDoseJ and which is to
day as hopeless as anchronism ia ;
statecraft as the stinkpot or the boom-
erar.fr ia ivarfare. Washington Post
CALAMITY AND FACTS.
Industries Retiring Cnder the Influence
of Tariff Reduction.
Two months ago a tariff bill became
a law. The calamity howlers went
out to fill the air with the distress of
Pittsburgh reports that the iron busi
ness is reviving and that new mills are
being built. A spirit of confidence pre
vails. New England's strong point is
textiles. Here are a few extracts
from the last issue of the Textile
World of Boston. First is this gen
eral review of the situation:
"As compared with a year ago the increase
In general trade Is quite marked, end wcolon
and cotton makers arc in a decidedly superior
r I nneit(-in In ttnmn ri;npptl thrt ftitll.irtnn in
better than it was a month ago."
In looking forward to next year,
the organ of the textile manufactur
"Will the foreign manufacturer supply sjca
a larce portion of the demand, on account of
tfie reduced tariff, as to leave the domestic
t manufacturer with only a limited market? We
believe not, and as time goes on we notice th.it
j tUere is not as much fear as there was regard-
in,-; foreign competition."
In reviewing the mills which make
knit goods, the editor says:
"It Is a conspicuous fact that the best
ciuinned mills have the most cheerful thirds
I to say of business as It is, and the -bluc' re
ports ccme froai the smaller and not "up-io-
j jute' plant;.'
J Among tha
in the colum
new woolen mills noted
ns of the Textile World
are one at Northbridge, Mass., one at
It is cot well to predict that Filley.
McKinley and lieed will consent to
anything reasonable, but we suppose
that tbc most abandoned liar among
the howlers who are desperately striv-
j ing to stop the business of the country
orld is edited bv a Hritish hireling-.
a doctrinaire college professor or a
southern niossback. It is highly re
garded by manufacturers and dealers
and must be reliable in its news re
ports, if not in its opinions. The re
ports all show confidence and activity
in textile manufacturing.
There is a growing certainty that a
reformed tariff will build up better
home markets for manufacturers and
all other producers. Foreign manu
facturers cannot sell staple goods
here unless they can supply better
qualities at lower prices. That they
cannot do. American intelligence and
energy, the superior quickness of
American labor and the advanced ef
ficiency of American machinery have
the home market beyond competition.
We shall always import some things,
no matter how much we manufacture,
but there will be far more manufactur
ing umler a reformed tariff than under
a trade killer like the McKinlcj law.
St. Louis Republic.
There lias never been a campaign
in this country where the republicans
have resorted to such wholesale lying.
Illinois State Register.
Denjamin Harrison is deftly try
ing to hedge on his tariH views, but
the country has not had time to forget
that he signed the McKinley bill-
Detroit Free Press.
The republicans, as in the panic,
attribute the bad effects of their own
laws to the democrats, while they are
always ready to claim for themselves
prosperity at home as the report of in-
creased imnortations. Utica Observer.
Oa twelve months' notice we can
raise twice as much wheat, corn and
cotton as we ever raised. On a notice
of thirty da3s we can have ready a
bigger output of manufactured goods
than the extreme point of any past pe
riod. Give us customers and we will
have the goods ready. Not a hundred
farms in America are cultivated to
one-half their capacity. Scarcely a
mill in America runs Bteadily for six
jnonths at it3 extreme capacity. St.
Stocks and values in coal fields
have advanced since the Wilson bill
went into effect, though half the tariff
on coal was removed by it The dole
ful predictions that went up from that
moribund organization of greed and
stupiditv- known as the Ohio Wool
Growers' association have only
served to increase the contempt
into which it had forced itself.
The wool market has been firm
er and more active under the in
fluence of the law which places that
commodity on the free list. It declined
steadil3 under the ruinous policj- of
McKinleyism and now it is advancing.
The Wool and Cotton Reporter tells of
unprecedented prosperity in the
woolen mills. The largest tin mill in
the world is now in process of erection
at Pittsburgh, and yot every man who
buys a tin roof is getting it for one
dollar a box less than he did under the
McKinley law. Detroit Free Press.
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