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we cannot buy Asiatics, and then kill them be
cause they object to being bought
What other basis of title? Why, wo whipped
them and they are ours. That la what they say,
but that is the foundation of monarchies.
Democrats deny the right of eighty millions '
of people to whip eight millions and then claim
title to them! If eighty millions can whip eight
millions and then own them, thon a big man can
whip a little one and own him.
Why don't they defend their policy? They .
dare not do it. Are they going to hold these peo-'
plo as subjects forever? They will not toll. Are
they going to make thorn citizens after a whilo
and bring a race question more dilllcult of solu-""
lion than the one we have? They will not tell.
You cannot Hud out what they are going to do.
Our candidate believes in giving the Filipino in
dependence, and in promising it now, not after
he is dead. ' And what does the president say In
answer to that proposition? Why, ho says that
we might have to take it back if wo did make a
We found the Filipinos fighting for their lib
erty and they were fighting for their liberty when
most of the imperialists of today didn't know
whether the Philippine islands were in the east
ern hemisphere or in the western hemisphere, but
these people were fighting for their liberties, and
just as they were about to secure them from tne
Spanish king our government stepped up and took
the king off to one side and said: "Don't give
them to them; we will pay you twenty millions
for them," and now we have got their liberties,
and we don't know what to do with them. Afraid
to glve-them back for fear they might not make
good use of them.
The president says that we should have an
archy there, and Taft says we would have chaos
there, and they agree that the condition would
be terriole, and that those people might divide
into factions, and that one faction might try to
kill the other. What can we do in such a des
perate case to prevent the killing of Filipinos by
each other? Kill them first, and then they can-
, not Uau each other.
That is a simple way. And we have killed more
Filipinos on 'the pretenso tliat we were trying to
keeja them" trim Wiling 6ach other than would
haVordteUl'n.A'heir'own land in their own. strug-
gles.in a century.-
Dinner Paii-Coffee Pot
When I passed through Indiana four years
ago I saw everywhere pictures of the full dinner
pail, which was at that time the republican em
blem of prosperity.- These pictures could be seen
on the sides of barns and fences, on billboards
and on trees that is, on large trees, for it 'took
a large tree; I have been in the state now seven
days, and I haven't seen tho picture of the din
' ner pa:l in all that time. What is the matter?
Couldn't tho dinner pail last four years? If they
can not show a big dinner pail, they might at
least exhibit a small one, as a reminder of old
times. If thoy haven't any full dinner pails, they
might, at least, show an empty one as a souvenir.
No, the full dinner pail, has gone. And what
is the emblem tills year? Senator Beveridge has
suggested one. It is the coffee-pot. He says that
we use three times as much coffee in the United
states as we did under a democratic, adminis
tration, and that the coffee-pot is the test of tho
laboring man's prosperity. Farewell dinner-pail!
Hail coffee-pot! Whenever a new medicine is
' put upon tho market, the proprietor generally
collects' testimonials to prove its merits to others.
I suppose that Senator Beveridge has already re-
ceived a number of letters from persons who have
tried both the dinner pall- and the coffee-pot
and who are satisfied of the superiority of tho
latter. I have not had a chance to look over
the senator's mail, and therefore I can not speak
positively as to the endorsement his now em
blem may have received, but I have here a let
ter which might, with propriety be written to him
by one of his admiring and loyal constituents. It
is as follows:
Hardscrable, Ind., Oct. 19, 1904. Hon. Al
bert J. Beveridge, Indianapolis, Ind. Uy Dear
Senator': I' write to say that I have been try
ing your cofllee-pot substitute for a full dinner-pail
for several months and that the re
sults are as good as could be expected. Now
that tho proportion of water in my food is
about the sake as it is in the stock of tho
corporation for which I work, I feel that I. am
rising in "importance. I Used to weigh about
180, poinds and often suffered w.th a feeling
of fullness just aftor meals. That feeling has
ontlrely disappeared, and I only weigh 71)
pounds with my overcoat and heavy shoos on.
Work Is a little slack hero just now, but it
seoms almost providontlal, for I am not strong
enough to do heavy work. Coffco is so much
cheaper than food that wo could savo n good
deal, but for the fact that my Income haa do
creased more rapidly than my living expenses.
1 am telling tho boys to rcraombor you at tho
polls, and they say "you bet wo will." But I
don't like tho way thoy say It Somo of thorn
seom aiscontented. Havo you any lltcraturo
showing tuat tho Chlncso are quiet and con
tented workmen and live on much less than
wo do? If bo send somo of It hero. It may do
somo good. But many of tho workmen hero
are very unreasonable, and a few are impu
.. dont enough to say that the republican party
does not own tho whole earth. But I must
close for this time..
Yours for a full coffee-pot,
E. Z. MARK.
P. b'. I forgot to say that thoro Is an
other auvantago in coffee My clothes got too
big for mo and my wife you remember you
sent her somo flower seed took out tho sur
plus and mado a suit for littlo Albert Bovor
idgo Mark. Ho lives on coffco, too. B. Z.
Now, mind you, tho senator has not received
this letter, yet, but I think he Is likely to beforo
tho campaign is over. And you all agree with mo
that ho could not complain if he was flooded with
such testimonials. I am afraid that tho coffee
pot will not prove an acceptable symbol, and tho
republicans may get so discouraged that they will
give up tne uso of emblems entirely beforo thoy
take tho next stop from tho coffee-pot to the water
(Extract from speech by Mr. Bryan at VInconnes,
Ignorant Yet Struggle for Liberty
The Associated Press continues to send repub
lican campaign documents in tho guiso of Manila
cablegrams. Under date of Manila. October 12, tho
Associated Press says:
Tho proposed mass meeting in favor of
Filipino independence has proved a fiasco,
most of tho theatre owners, somo of whom aro
Tagalogs, tho natives who aro alleged by somo
to be strongly In favor of tho movoment, hav
ing refused to rent tholr buildings for tho pur-.
poses of the meeting.
About 250 of the more Ignorant Filipinos
and some fifty of the better classes assembled
at the National theatre today, but for a long
time they were not pormitted to enter. Finally
some arrangement was made by which they
were allowed to enter by thd side doors.
Senor Sandlco, tho leader of the movement,
appeared, but It was evident that ho had been
pitifully abandoned by his whilom followers.
Ho spoko to the little gathering for two min
utes and then dismissed it Tho meeting, such
as It was, was orderly, most of those attending
being merely present through curiosity. Senor
Sandlco promised to readvertlso tho meeting.
The fiasco was so great that It has become
a joke. The Incident may possibly bo beneficial
as demonstrating the impossibility of disturb
ing American progress here. S'andlco declares
that he will speak in the streets praising
Americanism and not mentioning Indepen
dence. His flop makes the independence move
It is Interesting to sec emphasized the state
ment that among the three hundred men assem
bled for the purpose of making an appeal In be
half of the American principle of government with
tho consent of the governed, 250 were "of tho
more Ignorant Filipinos." .,..
Such statements as these aro familiar to read
ers of American history. The representatives of
King George said something very much like this at
the time the American colonists wero demanding
free government. Then we wero told by the rep
resentatives of the British ministry that only "the
more Ignorant" of Americans were demanding jus
tice at the hands of Great Britain. Tho Americans
who did everything to discourage the movement
for constitutional government and the efforts to
ward independence were pointed to as being repre
sentative of the Intelligence and the real patriotism
of the colonies. tintmtK
Is It not strange that these "250 of the more
Ignorant Filipinos" aspire to hold high their heads
in. "liberty's unclouded blaze?"
' Can It be possible In spite of their ignorance
these 250 men had learned of our own Declaration
of Indopcndonco, had learned of our own prou4
struggle for freedom and had discovered that th
system tho American government is maintaining
in tho Philippines was tho very systom against
which the Arnorican forefathers fought?
Every speech mado In bohalf of prcscnUday
Imperialism in tho Philippines, ovory nowupaper
dispatch sent to boistor that policy, is Identical
In tone with tho spoechca and tho newspaper ar
ticles that were mado in defonso of British su
premacy In tho American colonics.
How does It happon that whllo wo havo boon
taught to point with prldo to tho bravo struggles
tho founders of our own government mado, we
havo nothing but sneers for tho people of tho
Philippine Islands who aspire to bocome benefici
aries of tho same systom for which tho American
patriots contended and to which tho American
people aro so greatly Indebted?
The New York Sun quotes Judge Parker as
saying : "A frco peoplo can not withhold freedom
from another peoplo and thomsolvcs bo free. '
Tho Sun says: "This is a fine, motVilIc, epigram
matic sound. What is the sense of it? It is only
a play of words. Only a Juggling with an unde
fined meaning of 'frco and 'freedom.' "
Abraham Lincoln said something on this or
der and old-fashioned American peoplo Imagined
that thoro was a great deal of "sense" In tho state
ment. Mr. Lincoln said: "Our relianco Is In love
of liberty, which God has planted In us. Our de
fense Is in tho spirit which prizes liberty as the
heritage of all mon In all lands, everywhere. Those
who dony freedom to others desorvo It not for
thomsolvcs and under a just God can not long
Tho Now York Sun says: "To toll tho truth
this sontenco in Judge Parkor's letter is great
Is tho vory similar sontenco in Abraham Lln
coin's speech "great nonsonso?"
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resentatives, If democratic, can take up tho rec
ommendations, and putting thoro through th
house, make the Issuo oven with a republican
senate, so that that body must olthor endorse o
repudiate what tho democrats attempt to do.
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