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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 16, 1904)
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OSPERITY STILL REIGNS
kik Efforts to
XE FOR THE
ay Traffic Is Heavy, New Factories Are
eing Erected, and
.There lsrn effort on tho urt iif smne
tliLnowapapors and n few blat
tr.'xVa create lack of confidence
tha public mlndl by saying the come
ia colng to tbn btir. that gro.it in
:riaa are shutting down: thnt the
ilwavs am rctreiKililiiir. Instead of Im-
itorlng roadbed nml equipment; t lint
10 nw factories nrc being constructed;
htt thousands of working people nre
,MI and thnt Republican prosperity Is
J myth. These statements are so pal-
.Mbly falno or so greatly exaggerated
Jrmt intelligent persons nro hot misled by
('em, uut were is Hunger nun wiien mc
wmis nro reiterated ny me i-iimmiiy
I n ion people WHO no inn Kcnp
In touch with Industrial ami roin
conditions may bit led to bollevo
' nvan or newspaper thnt dellbcr
attcintits to erente distrust In tho
Ida! or commercial world Is llttli'
an criminal. Sonic .States linvo
ry lawa framed for tho purpose
ding to prison iM-rsons hud ritvii-
tnituiful rumors n limit bnuks iinii
mpniilcs. If the mnn who causes
on it Iwnk hy spreading a falsi'
In a criminal, is not tho limn or
iter thnt atteiniHs to make ixilitl-
pital by destroying public nfl
lo a eriiniunu Aim, ny me same
In not the party thnt permits
ics tlfb utternuees of the i-nlnm-
ler and spreader of falsi) rumor
my of the law?
What la Possible.
ppose tho Democratic party won n
ry at tho iiolla through destroying
iilidcnco In commercial ami Industrial
ircles, would the administration of thnt
tarty have the confidence of tho iHopl(?
iVoukl not cairital, which is nlwnys timlil
In tho fnoo of uncertainty, begin to hide?
ml when capital is distrustful whnt
inppeus? Industries lag or cloic. tmdn
of tbo t;itan niPivlinnt falls off, tho Job-
and wimlewilrr suffer, railway traf-
c illmdnlshc, lnuulrtvls of tliouttimls of
vrago oaniprn nro thrown out of work,
dlitraiM iHvoniPi Kcncral, soup liousoa
aro oiMiicd and cities nnt compelled to
Kiu cunritnbln works for tho idle.
illticnl party that iinintoiianrot
crewtlon of distrust Is worthy of the
conudpiice. It will bo n sorry
tho country when tho calamity
succeed In reversinK those benetl-
rilcicrt which the Uepiibllciin party
into effect and which have ro
i an era of tho greatest pros-
any nation hns ever known.
IndUKtricA and business of nil
.utiimc to prosper there can be
lit. Tho few strikes in tho build'
i other trades nro not indicative of
ed conditions. WiiKtt earners do
lie In times of panic or wnninn
nty, strikes nru couerally for
wages, and no toller expects an
In wages when work la scarce
wiisands of his fellows are Idle.
ljr p i amide evldeiuv that prosper
l, (inM are still with us. A glance nt
ajraynewKjMpers, Denufcmtie as well as
w)m,U1Uo.in, slwws that millions of ilol-
aro liping expcndwl in building ww
nnunoetiV and enlarging oM ones, in con-
Imttlif" ",w ,r)"('' '"'C3 n1"' Inipmv
.iw roadbed ami equipment of steam
(ore pe.r.ous are omployrd now than
PoH'jf'Te. As proof or this statement.
'or InMance, tlie railways, whose
pjzzleu nlways is n rellex of business
itsojf uj'us grnersilly. The number of em-
on the piy roll.-, of the railways
poiuloa Unlte.1 States on June III). 1IHKI.
Itc"!;;i,-i'r,;,,r' or ,KM) I"'"" 1(K) mil't of
lacTliee lignres. eomi.ired with thn
an m, hIiow nn Increase of ll.'JU'-', or
uef', Vr l(M) miles of line.
. (i I aummary of dispatches tnken fiMin
i Ur -( Uixston Kvenlivg Transcript, tho
MlmrK IMsinitcli and other reputable
K'snaners in tln list tlv. ,l,w u !,..
Hteatu anil I'.lrctrlc Kallwnrn.
'w York. --Two intl lion h the pstliunte
JA .V' ro,t "f ""' "'','1 ri,,ls wanted br
-iXi' uraiiu iriiiiu rnciuo HM)niirs for Wo;
KaiwtAs Cltr. One million rinllnr u t
IVi , Peut liy the ChlenKii. Ilurlluglnii A
.hiiVl'J,.Un,fro!"1 t-'iuuiwiiy In tliu develop.
(!,., of holdlnim In flay County, Mu op.
J'tf;kStili, Mls. Three hundred and dfty
MMnnd, dollnrs will be spent liy the t'onst
P'Wctrii: Hallway In enimtrm'tlng n lluu
frwn llendenion I'olnt to I'nlnt 1'iidet.
, Plttitmnr. The llaltlninm Ohio will
, annua ,iuo,ooi in Improving Us pnHsem;er
sUIIoii at nnlllmnre; the Wnliflnhl'ltts.
burg Termlnil Is erecting a 173,000 freluht
houM nt l'lttsliurcr.
i.Hamonorili, N. JI.-The Kl l'nmi A.
hit hlld 'ml,rn Itullroad Is building fifty rest-
iiOPnl" ,"i'l,ii" ir riiimijrn.
;"'r"lo.Ten Urge IwohiiiIImh hnve
j tarn io lue rolling stock or the Ilia
rjlalne Uallmad r)utimi'nt. ,
l.tll Till Wll.l i.,llili.,,..Aj1 nn l...
fttl tiOllifl. HrilWIlBVllIrt X 1.vliwi llilllr,Lnil
rlicb u to extcud through Sun l'atrklu'
I'luimirc. I'liunurg rallroada are In
la. In their coal and euttln car Hiifinlv.
mjlaltlniore A. Ohio Is In the murket for
UU 'roudoUn and Will refrigerator enrs:
I Wheeling & Lake Krle baa ordered l.(KK)
bdeu and noO ateel curs: the I'ltUlnirtr
bake Krle baa put Into aenrlce 1,000 new
Virllngton, Vt. At a coit of I'JOO.OOO the
kral Vermont Hnllwray wilt ceiistruct a
1-1 icB "" rrnl IlOhel to the newly lie
Ii' Jleped granite quarrlea three mill's from
I RufTiilrt.Thi fike Rhnrn lntml tn r.
I1' I auoie fourtrackluK the road from Iluffalo
ej io unieago.
V Wichita. Kan. The Frisco Line is recon-
atructlug Ita track nud roadbed lietwevn
' Wichita and Ellsworth, siring employment
to aevrral hundred laborers
Pittsburg. The Union Switch and Slg.
nl Company report that the new onlera
booked for August exceed auy other mouth
of the year.
Chicago. Western railroads brought
to Chicago last week (V.Wi.OOO bushels of
gralu, showing an Increase of more than
1,080,000 buahfla over the grain traffic lu
tti6 correanoudluir week Inst rear.
I New York. The manufacturers of ma
chine tools report that there la a decided
Improvement In the demand from the mil
roads which are repairing their rolling
1 tvlTi 1 -Vkl
Iftw TOW. W5UI million uara "u yt
Breed Distrust Have So
Iron and Steel Mills
eipeudeil liy the New York. New IfSTen
nml llnrlfonl Italliond In linnnivlng the
servlre from New York to the Itrnnr. The
road nlll Issue f 1A.0UMUJ of liomls.
Alloonn, I'n. Twenty-flr loeomotlves
nie being built for the I'eliusylvnnla Itsll
roi I roinpiiiiy nt the Juniata shops.
Ilerliy. I'emn. The New York, New Un
veil and Hartford Knllrond ('ompnny has
ilcililcil upon Important lmpniemiuta on
the ll-rkhlrc dlvUlnu nt Derby.
Memphis. The piojeiieil rallrond from
Clnrksilnle to Krlnr's I'olnt. In MIhhkIppI,
Is hhIiI to lie assured; esllmnted cost of ion
atriirtlnu, $iri.(RK per mile.
.tefrirNon City llnllro.nl nlDclals nt .Iff
fernou City say they nre much encouraged
lieiniKie or the lieiuy luerensi: In business
Mllliln the past tuo wreks.
rilihlnirg.-'A ?7,nno.oiii) deal Inrnlvlng
the purchnse of tnenly illrTerent trolley
roiids In Mnssnrhusi'lls nml Northern Con
liectleut Is under uuv.
Huperliir. Wis. -The docks are so full of
coal many boats are Ht lit compelled to
wait scleral days to unload. Tills condi
tion Is owing lo n scnnlly of enrs which
are being uxcil In the uhent Melds.
Detroit. I'relglit Irnlllc olllelnls of the
ronds centering In Detiolt all stale that
business Is picking up.
Iron anil Htoal Industry.
rtltsliurg. One hundred nml fifty more
men to be ghcu employment In new mills
being erected by the Inter-State Steel Com
pany of Tarentum and the Allegheny Htccl
and Iron WorkN.
Pittsburg -liy producing l.OSl cotton
bundle ties In elk-lit hours' work the em
ployes of the I'lttsburi; Steel Company
break the world's record; plot long leutrd,
St. Paul.- One hundred lhnusiiml Ions of
ore In excess of liiHt yenr's product will be
taken out of six working Iron mines on the
Iron Ilnnge, milling In loyalties to the
school fund $00,000.
Ilnsley, )."i:iislc.v steel plnnt running
on double time turning out ,'U).000 tons of
steel rails for tho Louisville ami Nashville
llraddock, I'ii. -The IMgar Thompson
plnnt of the United Stntes. Steel Corpora
tion has resinned operations, giving employ
ment to 1,000 workmen.
Pittsburg.- TweUe hundred men glren
employment by the resumption of work In
Clalrtou Kiiruarc No. of the United States
Steel Corpotatlon nud Mills Nob. H and ll of
the American Sheet Steel nud 'i'lir Plate
l'ltlslnirg.- Six hundred nml fifty given
emplojiiient br icsumptlon of mills In (he
llomchtcnil plant of the Carueglo Steel
Pittsburg. New open hearth furnaces of
the United States Steel Company plant nt
Canton started up together with the plate,
sheet, bar unci lilllit mills.
Chicago, Contract for 04.000,000 pounds of
material awarded the American Ilrldce
Company liy the South Side Klevnted Knll
rond, to be used In extending the system;
estimated cost, J.VOOO.OiX).
Newport, Ky. Five hundred men given
employment by n resumption of work In the
sheet, puddle Hint bar mills.
Hrmhlock, I'n, One hundred nnd forty
thousand dollars wna paid out by the ttif.
gar Thompson Steel Works nfter the llrst
week of resumption of business.
I'll Islinn:. -Tho nnv roll of the Home.
stead Steel Works lias been Increased J.'IO,
mo by the emnlojinent of additional men.
Pittsburg The large portion of the big
rail order of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company was secured by the Carueglo
Stetl Company. This, with other orders.
win hcep inn rnu mills ut iiraudocK oper
at lilt: for the next six mouths.
New York. At a cost of 11,000,000 n new
plnnt of the Seamless Tube Couipauy li
tietng built at Monesfcn, l'n.
Ashrvllle, N. C- lit the Inst year 117
buildings have been erected nt Ashetllle
at a eoht of .T0 1,000. and work under wuv
enietieuis uu uddltlouul expenditure o'f
Chiittaiinogn. The (loveriiment will qpeiid
iiiiiiiiioN oi uoiuirH uie coinim; venr in near
by Improvements to the benefit of Chut
tmiooKii wnge earners nnd producers.
Charleston, W. Vn. A li.ui m.ooo ax fac
tory Is to be established nt Charleston.
Memphis. -More than Jt.nno.min has been
spent In building enterpilsea during Ihe
Tampa, Tin. During the year liWUW
hns b en expended In new IiuIIiIIiikh and
J.'iO.OdO of Ixuds nre to be Isiueil for mil
Hock Hill. S. C. -A hydroelectric plant
recent Iv completed nt a cost of $1,UH,khi
is iiiriuinim: Miwer ror machinery nud
Iteming purposes covering an urea of twenty-five
Paris. Tex.- More than Sl.OOO.uOO U the
estimate of lincMiiicntu at Paris during the
Sail Autnulo, - llntldlng operations now
under wny represent an expenditure of
llerklry. Vn. A steel dinir nnd blind fac
tory Is n new uddltlon to Industries of
Dallas. Tex There Is n demand for
;.i"i.ii liuiorers in tlie entlim ll.-lil. nml In
the factories nf the South.
Memphis. Teiui, -The Meun Coke nnd
Coal Mining Company of Menu. Ark., has
been ilmrtercd with n capitalization of
Cotumlila, S. C. A tot ton mill Is to be
estnbllihed lit Columbia by the Marlon
Cotton Mills Company, with a capital stock
Hlctiuiutid, Vn.--The new Ashby Cotton
Mill, coiitnlulne H,0im Nplndles, will be
started up nt Kinporln. Sept. l.V
..J'Jiarlotte. N, C The reuusleled Iiray
Mills of (Insiorln will hnve over 01,000
spindles and 700 looms In opciatlon br Oc
tober, Columbia, S, C- The Drayton Mills of
Spartanburg, uncrating I'.'.-tOO spindle nnd
:iui looms, will double Its plnnt.
Austin. Tex, -The llraxos Valley Cotton
Mills Company has been Incorporated with
u rnptlnl stock or $100,000.
lunrnuie, . r. TUe contract haa been
f.Mi nVM f"r ?.1lK(X fJr .V.'.". rrt"nK of
K'h'conTni; rf.h U !rHnorfn f."
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Kashllle, A $300,000 plant for the man
ufacture of rarlion paint Is to be erected at
Nushvllle. Work on the 7fi,000 stone dam
of the City Mills Company haa been
. "'i'::1."1.:'. ."S7J.'!E..J.h."., JH5'.0
yenr In Industrial enterprises nnd Improve-
Ilalllmore.-Three million dollars la to be
Invested In commercial enterprises upon
lilt .tll tvirtt I it ti n tin ul ! -. a. j .
si niiiuuvii 11 iiu ! nun i uc ur
muificv liner uciwccu iarou ana llnwkliu
1.UUIITMII-. 111c uinoi naa a uauy raoacltv
of 1,000 begs, 100 cattle aud Mm sheep.
Memphis. At a cost of f'.l.ooo iti
Welsh A. IPah Manufacturing Compauy Is
doubling tho capacity of Its spoke fartory
at Grenada, Miss. A l'JO.000 sand brick
plant Is bring erected by the Grenada Cot
ion Oil Company.
Dlrnilngham, Ala. Universal equipment
v.uiiii,auy uigumfti-u, injiim fuu.miu.
Bvlaraiua. Ala. Canltol stock of th.
Alabama White Marble Company Increased
to n quarter million dollars; property to
1.200 plumbers In Itrooklyn has been de-
cI.-m1 off, Ut master ulumbra grsutlug
New Tork. The lockout and strike of
the Jotirnr.vnin n Increase of wages from
MM to (I.T.'i a tln ; the agreement rims
Trenton, N. J. Stnllstlea show thnt the
Increase In tho number of I'lanufai torles In
New Jersey In the last ten years la almost
dnnlile thnt of nuy other State, tho percent
age being 71'. .
Kansas City, Mo. -Among the noteworthy
Improvements nt Kunsns City me $1,000,
issi soap factory: $l,ono,m0 oil rellnery nud
plpo line; $l.nott.ooo packing plants inllroail
elevators, ndilltloiis to termlnul facilities
llarrlshurg. Four liundred men und
women nre to be given employment In new
Industries nt tochlel nr llnrrlslmrg. The
Inrce farm of former Culled Suites Senator
.1. D. Cameron Is to be transferred Into an
Imhixtrliil village. . .
Caiioiisburg, I'a. Uinplnylng H.OOO men,
the Stsmlaid Till Plate Company hns re
Minneapolis.' -Uaslcrn enpltnllsts are con
templHtlng the ealahllshinent of u large
soup factory at Mlimeiipolls.
Salem. Ore.-One hundred thousand dol
lars Is to be luwstcd In u tlueli mill nt
Salem, giving employment to 10U iiersona
the tlist year. .... . i, v ,
l'ltlslnirg. -The rflpltal stock of the .e.
low Creek Coal Company of Ullkesbarre,
I'm., has been Increased to Il.iW0.000, the
company basing purchnacd l.WX) acres of
eon I laud In lirutli and Saline Townships,
niiesvllle. O. It Is positively stated that
the mines of the Crookavlllc district will all
be In operation within a few days.
Pittsburg. -More than .) of the l.ftO
men laid off In the Inst three months by
the Wcstlnghouse F.leetrlc nnd Manufac
turing Company of Kast Plitshurg hnve
been trtken back. The Westlngholise Mn
chine nnd Air Hrake Companies nre rushed
Detroit. A new $XW),000 passenger
steamer ordered by the Anchor I.lno to he
built by the Amerlcnn Shipbuilding Com
Toledo. Marine men nre speculating on
nu Increase of sailors' wages with the open
ing of fnll trade. The wnges nre now $2
per day, nr IS cents higher than In pre-
Ions seasons. . ...
Fort Collins, Colo. Fifteen thousand dol
bus hns been subscribed for the establish
ment of n canning fnetory nt Fort Collins.
The enterprise Is Is-lng promoted by the
Fort Collins Ileet Orowcra Association.
Mllwnukee. Cnpltnl stock of the Wiscon
sin llrldge nnd Iron Company Increased
$L'00,000 to meet expansion of business.
New Iledford, Mass. Company orgaulred
with capital stock of $000,000; will erect a
fiO.inio spindle mill.
Wllkesbarre. Pa. -The ROO striking miners
nt the Itanium Colliery of the l'enusyhanln
Coal Couipauy, ut Plttston, have returned
Pittsburg. An unusually heavy move
ment of conl und coke Is reported. At
Youngwooil alone 1,-tuo loaded cars are
Detroit. Six-story addition to plant of
Ihe American I.ndy Corset Company, giving
employment to 7oo more pi-rsons.
CM Id, Mich. Iloanl of Directors elected
for proposed factory.
MePhersoii. Kan.--.The assessor's report
shows an Increase of "J,!!!" acres of broom
corn planted this year over last yenr.
Norwnlk. Conn. Industrial differences
between munufni turers and their employes
In the Norwnlk district have been adjusted
sattsfnetortly to both sides.
New York. The new $P.OOO,000 Hotel
Astor will be opened for business Sept. 10,
DAVI8 WILL NOT DO.
Too Old for the IIIrIi Position to
Which Ho Aaplrea.
Dr. J. It. McFutrlch, editor of the
Third Ward llepublk-nu, a Chicago publi
cation, says; .
"It may bi that former Senator Henry
Gnssaway Davis is planning to hnve his
money talk for hlinduring tho campaign.
It is only on thls7pothesis that his re
ply to the notification address of John
Sharp Williams can bo satisfactorily ex
plained. Tho octogenarian vlcu presiden
tial candidate of the Democracy nt the
White Sulphur Springs function Indicat
ed thnt he Is sadly deficient, in ho far
as present issues are concerned. He had
nothing to say upon nny of the questions
which interest the voters of lioth parties'.
A careful rendlug of his addrcs fails
to disclose where lie stands on any vital
"The man who Is popularly supposed
to carry tho Stato of West Virginia
around in n shnwl strap had not a word
to say regarding the trusts. Ho omitted
un allusion to labor and capital. So far
a r tiio speech indicates there, is no such
thing an the Philippine question. He lmd
nothing to say about the tariff. He is
certainly old enough to have heard of the
Monroe doctrine, but not a line of this
Imiiortnut bit of Americanism can be
found in his speeim. For nil ho says
there is no such thing ns the I'annmn
(anal und the closest observer cannot
learn whether ho believes in tho open
door or recipneity or any of the things
which men discuss. Ami hns not Uncle
.Uaseawny heard of tho United States
"For a speech which wits looked for
ward to as n sort of keynote essay, the
utterance of the old geiitlcmnn with the
barrel Is n great disappointment to the
Democrats. To tho ltepublicans it is
merely nn evldenco of tho fact that Mr.
Davis does not possess, nt his advanced
age, the necessary mental equipment to
properly appreciate the groat public ques
tions which must confront tho next pre
siding officer of the Senate.
"Of course, Undo (Snssaway Is a thor
oughly respectable, old gentleman. He
Is also possessed nf much wealth aud for
n man who has slipped over the 80 mark
is well preserved nud active. Itut there
Is a vust difference between minding his
own personal business nnd attempting
at the sunset of life to take a hand in
the strenuous work of conducting the
great affairs of a big nation. As Vice
President Henry Clnssnway Davis will
The l.on Fisherman.
It is only one of (he curiosities of an
American national campaign the result
of which Is foreordained, but it arouses
more thau a slight degree of Interest.
Where is tlie Ione Fisherman, the man
who baa been twice President of tha
United States? Where Is he, and what
Is lie going to do between tho present
time nnd the 8th of November?
Wliat Is he thinking ubout this Lone
Fisherman, nnd whnt are his Incllna-
tlons? We oro nil interested in him n
' should be interested lu any ex-Presi-
, .,... a ,.. I,. -I.-.. &-...... ...... !......
iiVUfc u imu uimcti rivuir?, mm, ucuik
interested, we have also n curiosity.
What about Cleveland? Is thut portly
nnd forceful old gentleman going to have
anything to do with politics this year, or
la ho simply Intent upon the coasidera
, t'ml of tue "hject of lines, bait, and all
iiini son or tiunxr
The impression neema to prevail, nnd
iino apparently justified, Unit the Sage
1 . : . --
" i rnireion is not ruucu iuteretea lu
),( &iir nf ttdrMMiii Tim Hn. ,
Princeton has at least" certain caliber,
and the two men do not (it.
Still, we all want to know what the
Lone Fisherman Is going to do.
"The Wepubtlcnu party will be found
Mpoaslas: those lsues aad tboae
questions which make for the sta
bility, tha honor and the welfare of tha
country." (Senator Fairbanks, at Indian.
aoolU, December 81, IWO.
Judge Parker la said to have written
his financial views so as to uot offend
,jOu. He. voted that way, too, a couplo
Q U III L J J IVI I t W I O U IM O
CONDITION OFTREASURY UNDER
How the Public Debt Wus Managed
Whan Democracy Wna In Power and
How the Nntlonal Klnnncaa War
Conserved I.nter by Itepubllcana,
When Grovrr Cleveland began the first
fiscal year, July 1, 18SKJ, of his second
terlu, our public debt was $l,.1iri,000,(XH);
when the fourth fiscal yenr closed, .Time
:M), 181)7. It was ?1.S17,000,(XX, nn in
crease of ?2"1!,(XK),IXW, without anything
to show for it.
When Ueujaniin Harrison began liU
first fiscal yenr, July 1, 1881), our public
debt wna $1,(I11,000,000; when his fourth
fiscal year ended, June 10, 180.'!, It was
11,545,1100,000, a decrease of $74,000,
000. When we add Cleveland' Increase of
fUi'.'.OOO.OOO In the public debt to Hiirri
aon'a decrease of $74,000,000, we have
a bill of indictment amounting to f.'ll(l,
000,000 against the Democratic party ns
a result of "four years more of drover."
When llenjainln Harrison begnn his
llrst lineal year, July 1, ISM), he found
$013,00,000 cash in the public tteasury;
when he closed his fourth fiscal year,
June ,10, 180,'l, the cash balance was
$707,000,000, an Increaso of $01,000,000,
without selling any bonds to increase the
When Orover Cleveland begnn his first
neconil-tcrm fiscal year, July 1, 181)11, he
found $707,000,000 cash in the public
treasury; when ho closed his fourth fiscal
year of that second term, June !10, 1807.
ho left only $831,000,000 of n cash bal
ance, though In the meantime he had sold
enough lsmds for cash to Increase tho
public debt by $272,000,000; consequently
lie really decreased the treasury cash by
$130,000,000. being tho $272,000,000
lionds sold loss the $1.11.000,000 differ
enco between the $831,000,000 and "tlie
$707,000,000 msh balance.
V lieu Henjnmln Harrison began his
first fiscal yenr, July 1, 1R8D, the net
public debt that is, the entire debt less
the cash lu the treasury was $075,000,
000; when ho closed his fourth fiscal
year, Juno 30, 1803, It was only $838,
000,000, ii decrease t $137,000,000 ns
the result of four llepublicnn years.
When Orover Clevelniul began the first
fiscal year of his disastrous second term.
July 1, 1803, the net public debt was
$838,000,000; when he closed the fourth
fiscal year, June. 30. 1807, It was $!I8(5,
000,000. an Increase of $148,000,000, as
the result of four Democratic years.
When wo ndfl Harrison's decrease of
$137,000,000 in the net public debt to
Cleveland's Increase of $148,000,000 in
the same, we have another $28." ,000,000
bill of indictment against the Demo
cratic party for only four years of finan
cial misrule. .
When William McKlnley began the
first fiscal year of his first term, July I.
1S07, he found only $83 1.000,000 in the
public treasury; when he closed his
fourth fiscal year. Juno 30, 11102. the
treasury cash balance was $1,008,000,
000, au Incrcnse of $207,000,000 ns the
result of four ltepubllcun years of pro
tection to American industries nud finan
cial ability. And this -was in spite of the
fact that $340,000,000 had been paid out
for the cost of the Spanish war tor the
freedom of Culm.
When wo add McKinley'a increase of
$207,000,000 treasury cash to Cleveland's
real decrease of $138,000,000 in.thc same,
we have $105,000,000 plus the Spanish
war expense, as the true gain to the
country of four years of Republican pros
perity Immediately following four :.oum
of Democratic adversity.
When Itoosevelt's first fiscal year be
gan, July 1, 1001, the treasury cash bal
ance was $1,098,000,000; when he closed
his third fiscal yenr, June 30, 11)01. it had
increased to $1,382,000,000, an increase
of $284,000,000, notwithstanding that nil
the' Spnnlsh wnr taxes lmd not been
abolished, but $50,000,000 hud been paid
out for the l'nunma canal property and
rights; nnd. that $5,000,000 had been
given, and nearly $5,000,000 more loaned
to the Louisiaun Purchase Exposition.
When we summarize the treasury cash
transactions from the beginning of
Cleveland's second-term first fiscal year,
July 1, 1893, to the close of Itoosevelt's
third fiscal yenr, June 30, 100-1, we have
Cleveland's loss In treas
McKinley'a gain in treas
Roosevelt's gain In treas
Paid cost Spanish war...
Paid Spain for Philip-
Puid ncconnt Panama
Gift and loan Ixuisiatu
Purchase Exposition ...
Eleven hundred nud nine millions of
dollars betterment less fdrty-clght mill
ions Increase In our interest-Iteming debt
between July 1, 1897. nud June 30, 1901,
leaving one thousand und sixty-one mill
ioim ($1,001,000,0001 to the credit of
seven years of Republican control of our
WAM'BH J. BALLARD.
Schenectady, Aug. 25.
SLY OLD DAVID.
Unique Position Now Occuplsd by
J nine Parker's Manaatar.
It is not often that 11 iKilitleal leader
finds it necessary to promixe his party
associates that he will keep out of office
and be unrepresented 111 the council of
his friends in ease of the succesi of his
own nominee. This unique performance
has been exemplified by the Mcphlsto
phelea of the Democratic parly, David
The effect Is rather grotesque. It is
much as If the king of the nursery rhyme
were to declare thnt he would not, In
any case, taste of the pie, ufter the four
ond twenty blackbirds had been caught,
plucked and baked in a big dish of pastry.
Tho reception given to the promise
of Mephlstophele to "be good after
the 1st of next January," is rather com
ical. Tbo more outspokeu of the Demo
crats say plainly, "Pshaw! I don't be
lieve It!" while the more secretive one
simply "wluk the other eye" with a
grimace that would make the fortune of
the mnn that "broke the bank ut Mouto
it Is n sly old David, so it Is! Well he
knows how to draw the asa's skin over
. his own; confident Is he that no braying
, hide from the faithful few bis real
nature," while tho gullible many, he Im
agines, will Joyfully count upon his meek
ly retiring Into private life ns soon ns he
has seen his party triumphant in thu full
It Is a grotesque position, that of tho
Wolfort's Htmst politician. To gain his
ends hi) promises to keep out of nil par-j
tleipntiou Hi llin results lie is working ior.
It must hnve been nt some cost In sclf-
resnect that this son was given to the,
more respectable wing of the New York)
Democracy, men -who will not train with
1J 111. und who do not scruple to say so. i
Hut with those nt whom the shot was;
aimed Hill's promise will avail nothings
They know the man. He has no friendsf
nor lias lie any enemies who nciieve ill
him, exceit ns to his limitless power fof
evil politics In whatever ho undertake
It Is quite probable that he will rctirt
from politics before the llrst of January.
1005, but It will be, not by his own voli
tion, lint because of the defeat of lis
party nt the polls In the preceding No
vember. MR. HILL'S RETIREMENT.'
It la Fortunate for Htm, tint lta Mar
ncr la Not the llaat. J
David Ilcuuwt Hill iitiuounces that c
will at the end of his alxty-first year re
tire from politics, but thnt he will talc
n part lu tlie present campaign. The mis
take that Mr. Hill makes is that lie dtps
not retire now. This is one of tho tubus
he said In his recent opening campaign
speech nt Illughnmtoti, New York:
Thnt vast corrupt ton exists In many de
partments of the Federal tlovernmeiit Is
virtually conceded. It has hecu deflated
often thnt more corruption has been dis
closed during the last four yenrs thau dur
ing the whole pietlou period of our Ms
tory. Thcicforc It must exist, or it coild
not be dUcloxcd. Convictions for frauds,
however, can be Vomited on one's tlngrrs.
Tbo Itemibllenii tmrtv tends toward social
ism when It advocates the light to bllld
up one uinii's IiiikIi.jss nt the expense of
the community. Wliut the American people
ilcmuml Is a fn e Uc Id ami u fair contest lu
the luce of life.
It is perhaps fortunate for Mr. Hill
thnt he has decided to disappear from
politics. It is limit unfortunate, for ills
sake, thnt lu his speich, practically open
ing the campaign on the Democratic
side, lie should have lieen guilty of polit
ical falsehood. That is not the manner
In which it good American should ling
Ills srwnn Hong.
All men should be fair. Mr. Hill de
clares that enormous corruption eilsts
under the present Republican tidminitra
tion, and iutimntes vaguely that the He-
publican party is responsible for nny evil
which may have occurred. Ho rtfers
especially to frauds ift the l'ostotllco De
partment, and there were oonie friuils.
We at least nilmit this. Into fvery
gieat party will necessarily be iugriifted
some thieves. What has happened in
the United States followiug the discov
ery that some official of the Postoltlce
Department wen Indirectly stealing?
What has happened is this:
The Kepubliciin party punishes its
own thieves nud throws them out of its
ranks. Wiiut happened to the men wln
stole under the present administration?
They nre already wearing striped clothes
nud doing the lockstep In various locali
ties. Could there be it better proof of
the soundness and honesty of the present
administration in that it punishes its own
sinners, aud, very properly, punishes
them to the utmost.
David ltenuctt Hill, in Intimating that
thero has been unpunished crime among
the vassals of the party which is conduct
ing the affairs of this government just
now, is guilty of ixilltlcnl trickery nnd
political falsehood of the baldest kind.
It Is very earnestly to be regretted
that an exceedingly clever American
should mar the circumstances of his exit
from political life by expressions of what
nre not facts, and of u sort never coun
tenanced by tlie greatest lenders of great
parties. What Mr. Hill siid at ISiug
h.imton cannot mar the outlook of the
ltepublicau party one jot or tittle, but it
can mar the respect which the American
people held, uside from all party lines,
for one of tlie shrewdest of politicians.
Those Win Voted for McKlnley Prob
ably WIllHunport Noonevctt.
(Kansas City Star, Independent.)
Some allowances must be made, of
course, for tho optimistic rcprci-riitatinns
of politicians at the approach of every
great election. It is 11 part of the game
to manifest confidence, even if the policy
of "claiming everything" bus been dis
credited by the best political managers.
Hut tlie declaration .that, 'iiccoidliig to
more or less careful canvasses, those
young Democrats who bolted Ilryau and
voted for McKlnley will remain in the
Hepiiblican party, Is quite plausible.
Those old Democrats In whom the party
spirit is still strong in spito of tho trying
alignment of the Democracy four and
eight years ago, may be expected to re
turn to the rold pretty generally this
year; but there is untiling except parti
san feeling to draw them, and this does
not exist to nny great extent nuioiig the
ounger generation, especially among
those who have already broken over the
Hues to vote for a Ilcpithlic.iu Presi
dent. Indeed, President ICoosevcit appeals
witli especial force to the young men of
the nation. Considering his achieve
ments, he Is still 11 young man himself.
He Is in intimate sympathy with the
spirit of enily manhood. He Is vigorous
in miiiil and body, and Is active in tmth,
He is strongly progressive. Ills leader
ship has been inspiring to nil classes,
but more especially to those in whom
ambition Is assertive. Ills jMillcles ap
peal forcefully to those who would make
a stronger and a lietter nation. He stands
for those reforms that are regarded us
essential to the perpetuity of personal
liberty und civic righteousness.
The belief tha't President Roosevelt. In'
his splendid lultillment nf nu obligation
ntsuiiici as a result of nccident, has earn
ed an election at the hands of the people
he has served, is especially strong in thv
hearts of the younger generation of vot
ers. The Democratic argument this year
lioulil be printed in the humorous col
umns. It is, in brief: "You need not-be
afraid of us, for If we elect n Presi
dent and the House, the Hepiiblican S
ate will keep us from doicg any dam
age." "Growth Is the law of out- national,
soclai and Industrial tolnir. We have
tint ,-vet re'cheil tho limit of the lMvlua
purpose. Tomorrow will be urenter
and more splomlM than today." 8tuator
Fairbanks, nt St. Paul, Auu.t 31, 190.1.
Whenever the Democratic party has
hud the uower It has attacked and tie.
stroyed the policy of protection for
J American iuduttrlev.
WHEN HILL WILL QUIT.
David ltenuctt 1 1111 nays he will nbniv)
don politics when Parker is elected.
"When Parker Is eleitid," Jk David
Ilennett Hill 'BL
Announces that his speaking ToYi will
suddenly grow still;
Ho says that for rude politics he really
shall uot care,
When Parker has been planted In tha
O, gentle render, with alarm do not
grow cold and stiff;
There's much of virtue In that "When,"
ns Shukespeakc "aid of "If."
"When Parker is eleelrd" It's a strik
ing trait of Dave's
That always In his stntemriits there's
a little phrase that snves.
You net, it would have sounded like an
Had h snid he'd retire the day that
Dnvls said: "I'm broke."
"WH1DN Pnrker Is elected, I shall put
Wat how he emphasized it, nnd ho wink
ed tho other ejo.
When Parker Is elected, then tho aUrs
will shine at noon,
And we will shovel snow along about
the month of June,
The birds will put on trousers and Ilia
crocodiles will sing,
The frogs will be electing Mr. Stork to
lie their king,
And when these thing have happened,
if you think to notice it
"WHEN Parker is elected." David
ltenuctt Hill will quit.
"When Parker Is elected" why, ha
might ns well have said
That he'd be chasing ballots when the
rest of us nre dead,
And that we'd hear him talking when
the Last Day's trumpet called,
Or that ho'd drop his scheming when bo
ceased from being balled.
When Parker is elect! ho will quit,
and also then
We'll learn that David Bennett Hill
Is growing hair iigalii.
ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT.
Some of the Prominent Achievements
of the Adnilnlstrutloti,
What, positively, lias he (Hooscvoll)
He has liuudcd over to Cuba the gov
ernment of the Cuban republic.
He settled the nntliraclto coal striko
which for half a year had demoralized
the industries of the country.
When fJrent Hritalii, Germany and
Italy were attacking Venezuela he In
duced them to desNt, thus preserving the
inviolability of the Monroe doctrine.
The three commissioners appointed by
him to discuss the Alaskan boundary
qilehtion gained n complete victory fur
the American contention.
The Cuban reciprocity treaty, which
had been defeated by one Congress, was
passed in n subsequent special session,
becauso Hooscvelt insisted.
By tlie creation of u bureau of com
merce and labor, for which his Influ
ence Is solely responsible, the President
has taken the first definite steps toward
the solution of the trust problem. Light
will be let in on the management of tha
trusts. Then, when their evils are defin
itely, not vaguely, ascertained a proper
corrective can be applied.
The door to China's trade has been
kept wido open to our trade.
Itut the most enduring benefit the
President lias brought to the country has
been the assurance thut the Panama
canal would bo finished. In tlie Isthmian
imbroglio the President acted always
within the treaty rights of this nation;
his official conduct was eminently cor
rect. Hut were it not for his exceptional
adroitness and vigor during the crisis the
prospect of the intcroceaniu canal would
still be yenrs in tho future. For nearly
400 years man hns dreamed of piercing
the Amerlcnn isthmus. Hut it remained
for President Itoosevult to bring thesu
drenms within sight of realisation. His
tory will record his connection witli the
Pniiamn canal ns the most momentous
feature nf his first term.
Tims Theodore Hooevelt has beep au
upright nnd painstaking vigorous and
useful, honest nnd patriotic President.
' seems both wiser and fairer for the
. inj-riean peoplo to re-elect him rather
than to elevate in his place nn untried
jurist, who, however exemplary his pcr-
ional churncter, has had practically no
experience whatsoever to tit him for ths
most dilllcult position in the world.
Why should there be n change In tin
national administration? What's th
matter with Uoosevclt? Hns diiytliliu
gone wToug? Hns it been necessary to
issue bonds to pay the running expenses
of the government? Is there any money
in the treasury? Has tlie soup house us
serteil its supremacy Mnce the palmy
days of (trover? Has Theodore Hoosn
velt lietmyed any trust reused in him,
or has he manifested nny symptoms of
spinal affection V Has the so-called Dem
ocratic party advanced uny assurance b
the American people that they are any
more proficient in the twentieth century
thnii they were in the nineteenth? O.111
they satisfy the honest, Industrious, pro
ducing citizens of America that they seek
for anything but to again grasp the sur
plus and again empty tlie treasury, as
they have on every previous opportunity?
Vomers Icnorei by Democrat.
Tlie Democrats of Kansas, In making
up their State ticket, have entirely ig
nored the farmer. The Hepublieaus
nominated two of the leading farmers of
the Mtate as Hnilrpad Commissionora.
Seven out of thirteen nominations,' in
cluding fJovernor, on the Democratic
ticket are lawyers, while the Republican
only Tecogulxod tho lawyers in the nom
ination of Attorney General, judges of
Supreme Court, aud one member of the
Railroad Commission. The policy of Ig
noring the fanner, which ths Democratic
National Committee Is reported to have
announced, is carried out with a veiw
gen nee by the Democrats of Kansas.
Ilnlfour, the prime minister of Eng
land, in a speech delivered at Sheflleli!,
declared that Cobden, the apostle of fre
trade, hub "a great mau, but ho failed'
to foresee the developments of the lastA
half century which hud made free trails
1111 empty name and a ruin farce."
Tlie element which leads andlomb
nates the Democratic party to-dayands
not for tariff for revenue, but for ulti
mate free trade. Thero is no use trying
to dodge thnt fact. The worklngmcu of
America must take note of It,
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