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t YaKNKBAIi JTASSKNGBlt UNPIOg
A. T. & S. F. Ity;, Topeka, Kas.
of loglslativo cozenage and political
bad faith, unless the pcoplo taivo the
matter In their own hands at the bal
lot box and command a reduction of
duties in return for reciprocal conces
sions. In some quarters it has beon as
sumed that in tho discussion of the
Pitllirmlnn nllPHflnn In mV reSDOUbe. the
phrase "self-government" was intended
to mean somecuiug less uiun mueyuii
dence. It was not- Intended that it
should be understood to mean, nor do
I think as used it does mean less Uian
independence. However, to eliminate
all posibility for conjecture, 1 now
slato that I am in hearty accord "with
thaL plank in our platform that favors
makinc the nromise to them now that
we shall take such action as soon as
they are reasonably prepared lor it.
If iuuependence, such as tho Uubans
enjoy, can not bo prudently granted to
the Filipinos at this time, the promise
flint It shall come tho moment thev
are capable of receiving ifc will tend
to stimulate rather than hindct their
development. And thl3 should be
done, not only in justice to the Fili
pinos, but to preserve our own rights;
for a free peoplo can not witnhold
freedom from another people and them
selves remain free. The toleiation of
tyranny over others will soon breed
contempt for freedom and self-govern
ment, and weaken our power of resist
ance to insidious usurpation of our
The pledge of the platform to secure
to our citizens, without distinction of
race or creed, whether native born or
naturalized, at home and abroad, the
equal protection of the laws and the
enjoyment of all the rights and privi
leges open to them under the covenants
of our treaties, as their just due, snould
be made good to them. In the accom
plishment of that result it is essential
that a passport issued by the govern
ment of the United States to an Amer
ican citizen shall be accepted the world
over as proof of citizenship.
The statute relating lo civil service
is the outcome of the efforts of thought
ful, unselfish and public spirited citi
zens. Operation under it ha3 frequently
been of such a character as to offend
against the spirit of the statute, but
the results achieved, even under a par
tial enforcement of the law. have been
such as to both deserve and command
the utterance of the democratic party
that it stands committed -to the prin
ciple of civil service reform and de
mands its just and impartial enforce
ment. A vast expanse of country In the
west, portions of which are to be found
in each of the sixteen states and ter
ritories, mentioned in the law is di
dectly affected by the national statute
the outcome of intelligent and per
sistent efforts of leading citizens, pro
viding for the reclamation of the arid
lands for the benefit of home seekers.
During the years of the development
of the measure which finally received
the vote of every member of the upper
house Of COncresS. it Gnnrmnrr.rort
.,. , , ' . w.v JJ
lwbiuuu, uasea to a laTgo extent upon
the view that the aim of its promoters
was to secure the benefits of irrigation
to private owners at government ex
pense. The aim of tho statu t'n in v.
ever to enable this vast territory io re
claim its arid lands withnur rn;n
upon the taxpayers of the country at
large to pay for it. Whether the purposes-of
-the bill will be fully accom
nlished must denend in w,o ,
ures npon the ability, sobriety of judg-
", ' "iUCiJ" ana nonesty of tho
ff ' the interIor dement
having this great work in charge.
xu xou, tae main canals and dltcnes
lHSn affected aggregated more
uxmu ouuu mues ana the work of re
clamation is but In its io.w, mi.
total cost of construction of the'neces
sary head-gates, dams, main canals,
hundreds of millions that may eventu
ally be Invested in tho territory cov
ered by tho statute. The magnitude
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oi tue conception, turn iuo
expense its carrying out involves, make
us realize tue ovoiwuciuhub iuiuii,
anco of a broad, capable and honest
administration of the work authorized
l. Vi afnrnrn If nffpfir. IS to bo HlVOn
to that part of tho plan that relieves
tho country at large irom uiuuiuiu
An isthmian canal has long been the
hope of our statesmen, and the avowed
aim of the two great parties, as their
platforms in the past show. Tho Pan
ama route having been selected, the
building of the canal should bs pressed
to completion with all reasonable ex
pedition. The-methods by which the executive
acquired the Panama canal route and
rights are a source of regret to many.
To tneni, me statement tnat tuercoy a
great public work was assured to the
nrnfit. of our neonle is not a sufficient
answer to the charge of violation of
national good faith. They appreciate
that the principles and healthy convic
tions which in their working out have
matte us free and great, stand fi;inly
against the argument or suggestion
that we shall be blind to the nature of
the means employed to promote our
welfare. They hold that adherence to
principle, whether it works for our
good or ill, will have a more beneficent
influence on our future destiny than all
our material upbuildings, and tnat we
should ever remember that tho idea
of doing a wrong to a smaller, weaker
nation that we, or even all mankind
may nave a resultant eood is roDue-
nant to the principles upon which our
government was founded.
Under the laws of the United States
the duty is imposed on the executive
to proceed with due diligence in the
work of constructing the canal. That
duty should be promptly performed.
our commerce in American bottoms
amounts to but 8 per cent of our total
exports and imports. For seventy years
prior to I860, when the repuolican
party came into power, our merchant
marine carried an average of 75 per
cent of our foreign commerce. Now we
carry but a contemptibly small frac
tion of our exports and imports.
American shipping in the foreign
trade was greater by over 100,000 tons
in 1810 nearly 100 years ago- -than it
was last year. In tho face of the con
tinuous decline in the record of Ameri
can shipping during the last fcrty
three years, the promise of the repub
lican party to restore it is without en
couragement. The record of the demo
cratic party gives assurance that the
task can be more wisely entrusted to
It is an arduous task to undo the ef
fect of forty years of decadence, and
requires the study and investigation, of
those best fitted by experience to find
the remedy which surely does not lie
in tho granting of subsidies, wrung
from the pockets of all the taxpayers.
Recent, disclosures, coupled with the
rapid augmentation of government ex
penditures, show a need of an investi
gation of every department of the
government. The democrats in Pro
gress demanded it. The republican
majority refused the demand. 'The peo
ple Can determine by their vote in No
vember whether they wish an honest
and thorough investigation. A demo
cratic congress and executive will as
W6 are justly proud of the officers
and men of our army and navy. Both
however, have suffered from the per
sistent Injection of. personal and politi
cal influence. Promotions and appoint-
.,., uBen irequently based on
favoritism Instead of merit. Trial
and courtmartials have been set aside
under circumstances Indicating politi
cal Interference. Thnn .i .
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