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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1904)
THE FARMER SEES
REASONS WHY HE BELIEVE8 IN
AND TRUST8 REPUBLICANS.
They llne Never Deceived Nor He
trnyed Ill Intcrcata niul Have Ar
urcanlvcly Pnvoreil Leiflalntloii for
Kach tintionnl oamimltrii emphasizes
the fnrt tlinl tliu "farmer" vote must be
reckoned with niul catered to, mill nil
parties put forth their best iiriniirnts
when addressing the farmer. A way from
the madding crowd, iiiitruminclcd liy tliu
prejudices nml false cries of the polltl
dnn, tliu farmer calmly rends nml thinks,
nml thinks nml lo 11 1 In, mnl decides the
itii'Mlini with discerning judgment thnt
lead to u decision which Ih honest mid
In 1SII0 It was generally frnrcd thnt
lh farmer would ho deceived hy thi'
grent promise in.'iili' of thv beneficent re
units to be attained hy voting for free
diver, lint this wns nut so; the farmer
mlKlit be deceived when nwny from home,
but nt IiIh ow.n fireside, with plenty of
time to weigh the question, ho decided
for the gold Klniiiliinl, AND Till'. DF.M
OCRATIO PARTY AND ITH CANDI
DATES ON TIIH NATIONAL TICK
KT NOW SAY THAT TIIH PARMI.lt
DKOIDIM) RIGHT. In 00 the cry
was imperialism, mid with his love of
freedom It was said that the fiirmrr
might be stampeded, hut iiguiu he allow
rd coinmon sense mid entin consideration
to deride the question, mnl, seeing no
danger of militarism or overthrow of the
fitahlWhed government liy the new order
of things, forced upon us by the war
with Spain, the. farmer again cant his
liallot for the Itepnlilicmi ticket, and
time Iiiih proved that his judgment was
good und liln decision right.
Cliuir Will Not Answer.
In the present cnmpnlgu no new or
striking issue Is presented. The Demo
crats nrrnigu the Republican party, vilify
the President mid hold forth glittering
generalities, Imt delinltcness is lacking,
mid what would lie gained by the elec
tion of a Democratic President Is not ap
parent. A general "calamity howl" In
no argument, mid to secure the fanner
vote It Is necessary to present moie than
One term of n Democratic President,
two car only of absolute Democratic
ndmliilstrntioii, wns siitllcicut to prac
tically pnrnlyr.e liiinlncss throughout the
natfoii, deprive the worker of the chance
to earn mi honest living, depress values
mid prices mid make us the laughing
stock and subject of ridicule of the na
tions of the world.
McKlnley wan elected, a Republican
Congress enacted n coiisistc,ut irolectlve
tariff, Industry wan revived, factories
Marled, unemployed given work at the
highest wages ever known, consumption
tdlmulatcd, values restored, Spain defeat
ed, Culm freed, order established in the
Philippine Islands and the people given
civil liberty In its fullest sense mid the
opportunity of becoming a creditable part
of the greatest nation on earth. The sta
bility of the currency has been assured
by the action of the Republican admin
istration; the public debt reduced and
Interest charges lowered; laws passed
that will bring the arid lands under cul
tivation, and that, too, without tax or
cost to any person except the one di
rectly benetited by the purchase of the
laud from the government.
The securing of the route for mi isth
mian canal, the construction of which is
now assured, is a crowning triumph for
n ltepiibllcaii President mid the part.v.
and no one class will receive a greater
benefit from the connection of the At
lantic and Pacific by this great waterway
than will the farmer.
The opposition to the Cuban reci
procity bill, on account of the reduction
of the tariff on raw sugar, cauie largely
from n misconception of what the result
would be. Instead of retarding produc
tion mid lowering (lie price of sugar
beets, the opiioslte has been the result,
mid the production has been stimulated
mid profits Increased.
Ileiteilta of Protection.
The policy of protection which guards
nml develops the Industries of our coun
try, cardinal with the ltepiibllcaii party,
Is necessary to the prosperity of the
farmer. A tariff on agricultural products
may not Increase the price if the de
mand does not equal the supply, but a
tariff which protects American labor mid
home Industries insures work at high
wages, plenty of money and Increased
consumption, Insuring high prices fur
The farmer is indebted to the ltepiib
llcaii party for the rural free delivery
system. First suggested by the editor
of u leading farm paper, himself a He
publican, the Idea was reported upon mid
recommended by n Republican Postmas
ter General, adopted and enlarged upon
liy the Republican party, appropriation
made by a Hcpubllc.111 Congress for mi
Investigation nml trial of the proposed
system. A Democratic Postmaster Gen
eral, supported by a Democratic Presi
dent, refused to expend the appropria
tions and reported not only adversely to
the system, but that the scheme was
Impracticable. Not until the Republi
cans were again In full power was the
system given a fair trial, and its entire
practicability, ns well as the great benefit
to be derived by the rural population,
fully demonstrated. Prom a $10,1X10 ap
propriation for the trial of the system
it has grown to an appropriation of over
SUOAXVMXH) under the friendly encour
agement niul aggressive business policy
of Republican administrations. No other
one thing isiuld have been of such gre.lt
benefit to the farmer; it has placed him
in dally communication with the world,
mid from the seclusion of farm life he
emerges und becomes u part and parcel
of this great nation nnd is not only able
to read of the doings throughout the
world, but the facilities afforded for
frequent and prompt communication en
able him to take part in its affairs. The
fanner Is nnw recognized as a big, liro.nl
minded business man, and the discovery
Is due to the rilfal free delivery system,
established and fostered by the Repub
The Republican party ha.s always been
aggressively In favor of legislation for
the benefit of farmers, ami the record
will be considered and remembered when
the fanner casts his vote.
The platforms of the ltepiibllcaii mid
Democratic parties are mi similar on
important subjects that the conclusion U
inevitable that the latter followed the
former ror rore-caicning purposes, anu
that tlit Democratic part ii iugJnctreJtbJngii
niul asking iiiport under false repre
sentations, mid tln farmer never favor
or tipiirts insincerity ur friitnl.
Democratic Newapnrera Are Ilorrl
licit When Fnctn Aro Btnted.
I New York Tribune.
To charge that the President of the
Pulled States Ik so reckless nml tin
scrupulous that he means. If elected, to
grnsp Mixicn, the West Indies. Central
America mid South America, nnd con
Milidatc all In one huge American em
pire th.it is moderate nnd proper polit
ical discussion. "The candidate Is the
To recite, with scrupulous moderation,
the historic facts concerning the entry
Into public life of the opposing enndi-dale---fncts
thnt no man disputes or
date dispute that is "miid-throwlngl"
To mention that his first political
friends nml creators were the hnllnt-hox
staffers of Stony Hollow mid Jockey
Hill; that his debut ns a political mali
nger wa, Mhlle a surrogate judge, as
the Slate chairman for nnd personal
representative of David It. Hill, who In
gratitude made him a Supreme Court
Justice; nnd that, when he needed n
close friend to intrust with his bid to
llryanites for the Chief Judgeship of
the Court of Appeals on the ground that
he had voted for Itryan, he chose as
such coulidciitlal representative the elec
tion thief Dnnfortli -to mention these
undisputed nnd indisputable facts, it
seems according to the horrified Demo
cratic organs, is "mud-slinging."
Well, shivering souls, if thus facts
imply "mud," then that Is the sort of
"mud" your candidate lives in. You in
.nkc In vain u cast-olT judicial robe to
hiilu it. "The candidate is the issue."
ROOSEVELT GOOD ENOUGH.
Tlie Feoulc I.Ike the l'rcaldcnt'ii Dem
I John S. Wise, of Virginia. 1
The people have seen more of Roose
velt now as youth and cowboy and
sportsman and naval seerelnVy and po
lice commissioner and soldier and gov
ernor mid President to think themselves
fair judges of his Ingrain democratic nnd
icpuhllcau personality. They believe he
would spring ut mid grnppln witJi u
usurper or a monarchist as fiercely as
he would lasso a wild broncho or light
n Spaniard. And they like his demo
cratic wiijs, more democratic far in ac
tion than t lie aristocratic and cxclusiw
ness of Pinker, with Ills colorless demo
Talk does not settle popular estimates
of public men. Thousands nn., hun
dreds of thousands of Democrats see
more real democracy in the vigorous, ag
gressive, wideawake Theodore Roosevelt
than In the colorless, secretive Alton It.
Parker. The platforms are mighty near
together. The men nre going to be a
more decisive feature of this campaign
than usual. Ami with my knowledge
of the American people and the things
which please their taste mid fancy mid
till their Ideals of what real American
manhood Is I would. If I were a betting
mini, stake all I had that Rooseve't will
be an easy winner.
It i droll, the attitude of the Demo
iratic party in the present campaign.
It has nominated candidates of mod
erate talents as llgurc-hc.iils for the ven
tures of the discredited party, and ex
pects the people to support them, while
the Democratic National Committee nnd
Tammany nru expected to buy or steal
The Democratic party, with its un
sound ies, fiiiumcia! and economic, lies
hopefully lsdilud Parker and those un
named expectancies uiiced by Williams.
I try an and other Democrats,
And lliyau promises to reorganize the
party after the election! llowV Evi
dently on lines of socialism, government
and municipal ownership of telegraph
and railroad lines, wall all the sequence.
What a vagueness of thought mid prom
ise! llo'u may so-eallcd leaders of any
party expect to get thr votes of sensi
ble men upon a proposition so dim as
this'. The fault with the Democratic
party, this car. is that it docs not eten
furnish a good dissolving view.
Tnkc Your Choice.
David It. Hill, the sponsor r the
Democratic candidate fur the Presidency,
said at St. lmis that lie "did not know
how Pinker stood on the money ques
tion." I-'or thirty je.n-s Hill mid Park
er have been Intimately associated, so
cially and political)). If the statement
made liy Hill is to be believed, then
Parker is too secretive a man to elect
to the President-,v ; if false, then it was
evidently made for the purpose of mis
leading the people; mid if the people are
t.i be deceived 111 one thing, why not in
all the acts of the Democratic leaders V
Would It lie Wiser
It Is conceded that the Democrats are
not on record on the tariff question. This
being the case, would it not be unwise
to trust tariff revision to the party op
Kised to the principle of protection, the
result Mug practically free trade, bring
ing industrial depression, luird times and
the inevitable lowering of prices on farm
Tom Watson acknowledges that the
i .'million of American workluguieii is
now vastly improved, and that in their
home they enjoy conveniences of life
vvlikh a king could not command some
huiidrisl years ago. if the Democracy
had Its way we would reverse the wheels
of progress so that the workluguieii
might enjoy the privations of life that
were the common lot in the grand old
days of JctYersouian scarcity of hath
The lielnfiitncai of the Oerninns to
VTiint each other tin tieen one of the
Hitenli(l tcinonn they hnvc tntitrht.
Fidelity Innlwnye un nit mlrulilu trait,
the fidelity of Oermune tonuril encli
other line heoit to me nlurnye one of
their trlkliiB an.l udmlr.itilc cliurac
UrUtlc.-8utor Knlrbank m ImlUimpolli,
sj tcniU-r 3, .
Pnder the Republican wney of pro
lection our Imhiic market affords our
manufacturers and pioduccrs the htt
market in the world, even If we did not
sell any of our products abroad. Hut
protect 1. m has alto made us the greatest
exporting nation in the world.
Chinn and India nre "cheap" countries.
Human mlsir is held very low in these
lands nnd the result is tliut the masses
ure constantly steeped in poverty mid
menaced by starvation. In spite of the
so-called cheupneen the people do not k't
THE PHILIPPINE ISSUE.
Mnrkail Modification orjndj-e Parker's
Nothing In the conduct of the Demo
cratic party is more conducive to the
public weal than the case with which
It abandons untenable Issues after pledg
ing eternal fealty to them,
For eight years It was liidisKolulily
wedded to the free nnd unlimited coin
age of silver nt nn arbitrary ratio only,
nt the telegraphic behest of its candidate,
to accept tliu gold standard ns "firmly
unit Irrevocably established" by tliu Re
Prom tiimi beyond the memory of the
oldest voter the Democracy has been fill
initiating against "protectionism ns n
robbery" only to have David II. Hill
waive the tariff issue into the back ynrd
nnd nbym of time, "because It Is a ques
tion on which very few of us (Demo
Nothing could have been "more beau
tiful to see" than the sham frenzy with
which Democrat) nnd "nntl-lmperlnliiits"
denounced the prompt action by which
the United States seized tliu npiMirtunity
nml became possessed of the authority to
dig and control the Isthmian canal ex
cept the avidity with which the Demo
cratic convention swallowed all Its vo
ciferous scruples ami resolved that,
"when entrusted with power It will con
struct' tliu Panama caunl speedily, hon
estly and economically." No wonder tliu
mocking echo, "when entrusted with
power," reverberated through the repub
lic. And now comes Alton 11. Parker nnd
draws the pen of ante-election expedient
through the Philippine plank of his par
ty. "We Insist," reads that siblllant doc
ument, "that we ought to do for the Fili
pinos what wc have done already for
the Cubans, nml it Is our duty to make
that promise NOW."
At the first opportunity Judge Parker
was given to unburden Ids soul over the
wrong perpetrated iu substituting Ameri
can Justice, liberty and security for Span
ish cruelty, extortion nnd oppression in
the Philippines, lie modified the "now"
ill the nbove quotation with these Hso
"The nccident of wnr brought the Phil
ippines into our possession mid we nre
not nt liberty to disregnrd the responsi
bility which thus came to us. but that
responsibility will be best subserved by
preparing the Islanders as rapidly as pos
sible for self-government mid giving to
them assurances that it will come as
soon as they are reasonably prepared
When Interrogated by John (!. Mil
bum of Iluffalo os to whether the Del
phic phrase, "self-government," in the
torcgoiug sentence was to be construed
ns "identical with Independence political
nml territorial," he replied: "I am in
hearty accord with that plank in the
Democratic platform which advocates
tieatiug tlie Filipinos precisely as we did
the Cubans; mid I also favor making
(lie promise to them SOW to take such
action AS SOON AS IT CAN PHP
DKNTI.Y Hi: DONF-."
Aye, there's the rub! Give the prom
ise, and n Democratic promise at thnt,
now, am) redeem it "as soon as it can
prudently be done."
Was there ever u more flagrant ense of
that juggling with words thnt gives the
word of promise to tlie ear, but puts its
fulfillment beyond the pale of living
hope? Why promise now what iu the
expediency and wisdom of the future it
may never be prudent to fulfill?
No wonder the Democratic New York
Times scornfully declares that "the only
perceptible difference between the Demo
cratic position and tlie Republican posi
tion is that Judge Parker would tell the
Filipinos now what is in store for them,
mid President Roosevelt would not.
There is nothing either iu his speech or
In his letter to Mr. Miiliiirn which would
in any other than a heedless auti-lmpe-liulist
mind lead to the conclusions that
were ho Iu the White House he would
pursue toward our possessions iu the far
Fast a policy different from that pursued
by President Roosevelt."
The Times further expresses the opin
ion that "If the American people were
asked to vote to-day upon the question
of immediately granting independence to
the Philippines, they would vote the
proposition down leu to one, perhaps
twenty to one, certainly by mi exemplary
majority. They would vote it down be
cause they arc not insane ami because
they are not heartless. If they were
asked to vote upon the question whether
we should 'make the promise now' they
would laugh in the faces of tlio.se who
asked them to take the trouble to express
their will upon a mere question of expe
diency." A promise now to do something which
Ir may be prudent to do fifty or two hun
dred years hence, possibly never, would
seem to almost reach the unscalable
heiu'lits of Democratic folly. Certninl.v
Judge Parker's promise now with its "as
soon as it can prudently be donu" condi
tion, eliminates the Philippine issue from
the Democratic category of Republican
When the great iron and steel indus
try of the United States thrives, other
American Industries thrive. Tlie Dent
al ruth party could not legislate to de
stroy tlie protection to the iron and steel
Industry without legislating to destroy
the prosperity of the United States,
The millions of additional profit and
wages that nave count in tlie iron mid
steel industry under Republican rule
would have been earned, if at all, by
foreign nations, had Democratic policies
prevailed during the last eight .vears.
The gigantic rise of this Industry dur
ing the lust eight years added enormous
ly to the wealth of the United States,
and every branch of American industry
ami agriculture has been stimulated by
it. "Prosperity at home mid prestige
abroad" has Indeed been intimately con
nected with the increasing Imperialism of
steel, which once was Pauper but now
Prosperity nt Home, I'rcutlue Abroad,
"Prosperity nt Home and Prestige
Abroad" was n campaign phrase that
nppealed with great force to tliu Amer
ican people in 1!HM), It should appeal
to them with still greater force in 1P0I.
for during the last four years of fur
ther Republican rule there have been
still further great gains in the prosper
ity of the United States, and still fur
ther great Increase in the respect enter
tained for the United States by all the
nations of the world.
Democratic Party Divided,
The Democratic campaign managers
are trying to hoodwink the mass of the
party by saying; all Democrats-are work
ing frmtl for the election Parker.
The truth it, there Is now more dis
affection in iie Democratic pnrty than
there wns vhen lliyau was humiliated
the first tine. Neither ltryiiu Demo
crats nor fnends of W. It. Hearst will
Htipport Parker. In New York State tlie
llryanites lave put n State Populist
ticket in thr field and will vote for Wat
son, the Ptpullst nominee for the Presi
dency. Iu New Jersey the llenrstltes
have organized the "People's Demo
cratic parly" mid will fight the regular
organization. In Indiana and other
States the free edlver and Itryan Demo
crats are In nrms nnd will worry the.
THE WORKINGMAN'S FRIEND.
Hallway Firemen Pnjr a Notable Trib
ute to President ltooicvelr.
No President ever received n more
notubln tribute from a labor organiza
tion thna Theodore Roosevelt did at the
convention of the Brotherhood of Ixico
motive Firemen held In Iluffalo. A pub
lic meeting was held on tliu night of
Sept. 111. Fully 5,000 persons were iu
Grand Master Hnnnnhnn, In conclud
ing mi address, called attention to the
fact that u New York newspaper had
criticised the President because lie had
accepted an honorary membership In the
Brotherhood of Iocomotive Firemen.
"Iet me Hay." said Mr. ilminahati, "thnt
If the President of the United States or
any other of iu citizens does nothing
vvore than accept membership In this
organization he will neither merit the III
will nor deserve the censure of any of
his fellow-mcti. (Cheers.)
"If the rest of the public, and particu
larly thosu who are Intrusted with the
direction of our government and the
management of the nation's greatest en
terprises would do ns the President and
meet us upon a common level, there
would bo fewer strikes and less strife
and more of peace and goivl-will iu the
"What has tlie President dono for
you?" shouted mi intoxicated man, who
stood near the stage ifoor on tlie right.
"What has the President done?" re
pented Grand Master Hanuiihati. "The
President has proven to the organized
worklngincn of this country that he lias
an interest in their welfare by accepting
nn honorary mciulcr.sliip iu un org.inizi
tlon of men whose faces are begrimed
by smoke ami dust, and who dally ami
hourly face the gravest dangers."
The monster audience burst Into
deafening cheers, Tlie tumult rolled
from wall to wall mid back again. Men
stiMxl up on the benches, wildly waving
their hats and cheering for the Presi
dent. The demonstration vvns spon
taneous and was general nil over the hall.
Finally It died down mid sonic one In
the audience shouted:
"Hurrah for Theodore Roosevelt!"
And again the crowds burst into
cheers mid when the second demonstra
tion died out the intoxicated man was
nowhere to be seen.
During the demonstration the men on
the stage sat silent mid made no effort
cither to check or urge on tlie remark
able ovation which the President had re
ceived. The Brotherhood does not per
mit polities to influence its action, hut
its members, regardless of parly, enter
tain a high opinion of President Roose
velt and will stand by him as firmly as
he stands liy them.
MR. DAVIS CONTRIBUTION
Democratic Vice Presidential Cnndi
date Draw, the Line nt s?5(),O0().
A press telegram dated Cumberland,
Md., Sept. 7, says;
"It is stated on reliable authority from
Kikius that the campaign contribution
of Henry G. Davis will not lie anything
like tlie amount (lie Democratic manag
ers had expected. He has fixed the
amount for alt purposes at 3."0,(H)0 ami
Ills brother. Col. Thomas It. Davis of
Keyser, W. Va., gave a similar amount.
"Mrs. Klkins mid Mrs. Arthur I.ee.
daughters of Mr. Davis, an known lo
have objected to their father contribut
ing large sums, ami his son, John T.
Davis, is said to have done likewise.
"Four years ago dulin T. Davis spent
a large sum in four counties when his
Uncle Tom was a candidate for Con
gress, but no results were obtained. Col.
Davis being defeated by a large vote.
Since then the Davises haw little faith
iu politicians' judiciously expending
There's some sense iu the Davis fam
ily, it appears. Tlie ex-Senator himself
has always succeeded iu hanging on to
How much better it will be to use
some of papa's money to buy pretty bon
nets and gowns with, than to throw them
to the mocking-birds of tlie Democratic
And all for nothing, loo!
Mnrshnll P. Wilder's most successful
joke of the season has a political tmiu
t it that is calculated to make even
u Democrat with any sense of its eternal
aptness laugh. He tells of a teacher who.
nsks a class of boys whether they would
like .to be President of tlie United
States. Observing that amid the gen
eral enthusiasm of assent one lsiy was
silent nml disconsolate, she said:
"What's the matter. Willie? Don't
you wish to be President V"
"Ycs'iu, but I can't," replied the boy.
"How do you know you can't?" she
"Because I'm a Democrat."
That let him out.
Kenulillcnn vs. Democratic Poller,
Organization does much to maintain
the wages of labor, but organization of
wage-earners does not provide consum
ers. Consumption of coal Is always
greatest when mills and factories are run
ning full time. It is the policy of the
Rcptihl'cai) party to protect nil Indus
tiles by wise and beneficent laws, while
it hnR been tho policy of the Democratic
party, as evidenced by the last Cleveland
administration, to provide as much work
as possible for the artisans of other coun
tries by removing the protection the tar
iff affords American vvorkinginen.
The Democratic party has been fatally
wrong on every phase of the money ques
tion from the resumption of specie pay
ments after the war to the establish
ment of the gold standard, both of which
it opposed. It is constitutionally unfit
to deal with financial questions.
The story of the struggle on the edge
of the arid belts is n record of heart
breaking disappointments ami of failure
for causes utterly beyond individual con
trol. Under national irrigation tbes
will teenr happily uo more.
NOTHING TO TAKE BACK.
Hovr Wltl Itr.Toit Kxplnlti Ilia Hon
tlllty to l'arkcr'
Wtltlfitti t,iiil,,r-a Itft-nt, line linn nffl.
clnlly engaged by the Democratic Na
tional Committee to make speeches in
evv lurk, Indiana mid oilier places.
The former candidate for the presidency
lino nntiiiiflttiii f witttit iitfiti nu (ill
me nviini uiiife ui 41 i .-fii in nun tn
agile political contortionist, but he will
have the time of his life explaining his
record during the present campaign. Mr.
nrynn uas nceu on a good many sines oi
a good many different questions, and yet
he lives to tell the tale. But just liow
lie proposes to advocate the election of
Pinker Is a mystery.
ttrtiin iVFiu ,i,i(iiui,jl tn l'lirl-nr it.'f.ii
the convention met at St. IuiIf. Ho wns
opposed to Parke.' every day during the
sessions or mat inharmonious garnering.
VA liui. PuhL'ah .....( I.I.. lnlnin,ii utt,i,tl.a
it ..tril A Mini'. J-UIIL III-, II 'IVpllllll i-u'l'iv
meiitlug the Democratic platform Mr.
itrynu rose rrom it oei or mckiicss to uc-
lioillice llie niittilnen n n ti-'itlor nml a
dictator, mid his dramatic appearance on
mat Mniuruuy nignt was one or tlie most
extraordinary episodes of an extraordi
nary convention. Itryan lashed Parker
and 'he dared the convention to send u
telegram to the nominee demanding his
honest onlnlnn on other well-known Dem
Uitcr on Mr. Bryan, In his own paper,
thr I ".llllllliifiiir. n lilli. flu. Kiimla It, tliu
convention were fresh before him, openly
nnrged that Judge Pnrker wns a party
fl II fllt-f-lltit ntf.itiitir ti. .l.wwl-,i flin Att.
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vention and that his nomination had been
secured hy Improper means. It was then
that the former candidate for the piesi
dency put himself on record by saying in
the Commoner of July t.'l. less than a
week after the nomination: "1 have noth
ing to take back."
It seems a curious thing to find n man
who has "nothing to take back." appear
ing on the stump favoring the election of
Alton It. Parker for the presidency. If
Mr. Bryan has "nothing to take back."
he should in eomui'iu honesty when he
.llll.Ciir fill tint .tmnn In liiili.iu.i mnl
-i - .-......,. ......
elsewhere, repeat to his audiences exactly
vviiai ne sunt in tlie Commoner or .inly
1!!. which was printed exactly one week
after the Democratic eoiivention was
called to order mid only four days after
Judge Parker was nominated for tlie
presidency nml had sent his telegram
repudiating the Democratic platform.
Iu this issue of the Commoner Mr.
"It was a plain nnd deliberate attempt
to deceive the mirlv. The New Vnrl;
platform was vague and purposely so.
because the advocates of Judire Pnrkt-i-
were trying to secure votes from among
i ne pisipie vviin vvouiii nave opposed nis
views hail they known them. The nom
ination was secured, therefore. Iiv ernol:.
tsl and indefensible, methods."
As an exhibition of political gyinnns
lies Bryan's campaign speech for Par
ker ought to be -worth going miles to
hear. If. as he says, lie has "nothing
lo take back," how will he explain mat
ters to the people? What did he mean
when he said iu the Commoner: "The
nomination of Judge Parker virtually
nullities tliu anti-trust plank?" Was ft
true on July lit that Parker's nomination
had been secured "liy crooked means"?
If it was true then is it not true uow?
Mr. Bryan in tlie Commoner said: "I
shall not appeal for votes for the ticket
on false grounds." How can lie appear
oil the stllliin. llierefiiri. nml sehinitclt-
ask tlie workliigincii of the country to
vote ror tlie Democratic nominee after
tliu Commoner had declared that "Tlie
labor plank as prepared by Judge Par
ker's friends on tlie subcommittee was
a straddling, meaningless plank?"
Was Mr. Bryan lyiuu when he said in
his paper, "A Democratic victory will
me.iu very little, if any. progress so long
ns the party is under control of tliu Wall
street element ?"
If the party was under the control of
tlie Wall street element when Mr. Bryan
wrote that editorial, is it not just' us
much under the same control while he is
on the stump?
Perhaps Mr. Bryan can explain away
these tilings. Perhaps he can answer
TAMMANY "TAR WATER."
Will It Prove an Acceptable llevcrnce
to Kcsiirctnlile Dciuacrate?
Judge Parker's "admonition." ad
dressed to his waning supporters, in his
speech to the visiting editors, has iu it.
tor all its liiodomoiitade, a shadow of
It is little wonder that there nre dis
sensions in the Democratic camp, as
staid gentlemen from tlie South. Fast
and West, men who have certain tradi
tions of respectability to reckon with,
find that their candidate is and always
has been cheek by Jowl with David
P-euuett I X 111 ami hand in glove with
Judge Parker, recognizing the dangers
of Ids position, imt unable to shake off
the political associates and methods by
which he has rl-eii. pleads fervently for
"the elimination of personal, factional
and unimportant differences Involving no
surrender of principle." Such elimina
tion, he declares, "is essential to suc
cess." But will tlie Democrats drink the
Tainni.iuy "tar water?"
Then is something to be said or
there WAS Iu favor, even, of "tar
water." Bishop Berkeley iu his famous
eulogy upon that old-fashioned but un
plcas'iut mixture declared: "IT IS OF
A NATURF SO M1UD AND BUNION
AND PROPORTIONKD TO TDK
HUMAN CONSTITUTION as w.
WARM WITHOFT HWATING. TO
OIIKKIt BUT NOT lNKBRIATi:."
Still, tur water went out of fashion!
A man nlio la weak enonch to pnt his
candidacy in their (Hill's nml ne.
nioat'n) lluiuls before the convention
wonlrt not tie etrontx cnoiich to rc-.tr. t
tholr Influence nfter election, tr lie
were by any ior,4tilllty Niicccr.afii.
William J. Ilrynn.
Forty years or practical control of tho
government by the Republican party
covers the whole period of modern prog
res.s. Tin; only Intervals of reac
tion or failure to progress were when
tho Democratic parly was iu Kwer.
History shows that a Democratic
tariff has always been followed by bind
nesa adversity and a Republican tariff
by business prosperity. Why not ac
cept the verdict of histury?
The Democratic party is like the man
who was in favor of prohibition but
"agin" the enforcement. It favors a
Panama Canal, but opposes the mra-urM
neceary, to obtain it.
"AS MAINE GOES,"
In each cnmpnlgn
They look to Maine
To make the future outcome pl.in,
I'or each one knows
That as Maine goes
The tide of public judgment Hows.
One time Maine "went
bent for Kent,"
And every one knew what that ineaut
This year the State
Uns struck a gult
That sets Republicans elate.
There is n fu.
Because the voles are going thus; ' 4
So blithe nml gay.
Must write checks till election day.
The Texans shout
And jeer und limit
Kecatise their State is not iu dniiht
But D. B. Hill
Has hnd a chill
And thinks thnt hw hnd best keep sUlL
Much pain is felt
Beneath the belt
Of those opposed to Roosevelt;
They have the bines
At this great news
They know that Roovelt can't lose.
The record show
That as Maine goes
The tide of public judgment Hows
The fight is vain,
For all evplnin
That they will hare to vote with
PENSION ORDErTnO. 78.
President Ifonscvclt'e Action In In
I.lne with I.nw nnd I'rcccdrnt.
The groundless character of the charge
that President Roosevelt has exceeded
his constitutional povvcis is .-hou'n clear- t
ly by examination of the fads nml the
laws concerned iu the executive ne'lon
known as the "age pension order" issued
last March by direction of the President.
Anyone vvlm will take the trouble to
lead the act of June '11, 1SW, :i amend
ed May .i. IlltKi. will find n clear basis
to begin with. It directs who shall luve
pensions, and how the amount of tho
pension, in eneh case, snail be ilctci :nin
ed, as follows;
All iirrson. wlm served UO (lays or mere
In the mllltaly or linvnl sen ho of Hie
t'nltisl Slites iinrlng the Int.- vuir of tlie
rebellion ami ulm have been honorably ills
cliiuied tlificfioin. mid who nre no'w er
who may liercnfti i he surfeiliig finiu u
mental or lil.-n I disability of a permit
neiit cliiiiiiitiT, not the riMilt of their own
vicious tin lit i m. which liiciipncitnlcs tluin
fiom the pcifoniinui e of manual labor In
such n ih'Kiic ns to lender theiii unable to
earn n support, shall, upon uiaMiig due
proof of the fiut ncceiilliig to siii-h rubs
niul legiiluttoiis ns tlie Secielary of the
Interior may provide, he pl.n-eit upon the
INt of Invalid pensioners of the rolled
States mid be eiitltlul to receive u pen
sion not cxcei fllu fVi per month, mnl not
less than $U pei month, proportioned te the
degree of Inability lo earn a support, nnd
lit ijfleimluliig such Inability em h and ev
ery ilisnbllltv shall he duly cniisbeiel, nnd
the aggicgnle of the disabilities sbowu shall
Thus, ns plain ns words can make It,
is authority given to tlie Secretary of the
interior to determine what pen don shall
be paid to any applicant for pension who
served ninety dns in the Wnr of Re
bellion, wns iHUiorably discharged, ami
who is disabled I'or the performance, of
manual labor by any cause other than
the results of his own vicious habits.
The Supreme Court has decided that
upon the point of establishing tlie rate of
pension to be paid, vvitJilii the limits pre
scribed by the Inw the Secretary of tha
Interior has entire control. The only
cheek or supervision upon him is from
tlie President of the United States, whom
tlie general laws specifically direct shall
have control of the Commissioner of Pen
sions and the administration of the pen
Therefore, it wns directly in line with
the duties imposed upon him according 1
to section 471, I.'. S. Revised Statutes,
that President Roosevelt gave the cele
brated order which has been called ou
evidence of "usurpation," "imperialism,"
"a desire to override the constitution,"
a "looting of the treasury," and other
hard names, by excitable Democrats, Tlie
section of the Revised Statutes referred
to reads as follows:
"The Commissioner of Pensions shall
perform, under the direction of the Sec
retary of thv Interior, tiuch duties in tho
execution of the various pension and
bounty-laud laws as niuy be prescribed
by the President."
President Roosevelt, in his pension or- .
der, did no more than his plain duty, act-
iug strictly within the powers conferred
upon him by tho Congress of the United
Parker'a lilcctlon Would Unnettl
I'ugene A. Merrill, president of the
Minnesota Ioau and Trust Company of
Minneapolis, in mi interview in the Com
mercial West of Minneapolis says:
"Much has been snhl concerning tlie In
significance tit the coming election so far
lis It relates to hiiNluess, It linn been urged
that the maintenance of the gold Maud
lin! Is assured, etc, hut, while the theory
of the case Is excellent, yet as n matter
nf fuct the inn ii with money to Invest does
not vwmt to be monetarily Involved Iu
unsettling of eruditions tlirnuch n change
of administration The policy of the party
In power Is prcttj well known nml lis on
tlminiice In elllce will precipitate no dtltl
eultlcs. The policy of the or,oltlon may
be ever so i lenrlj conjectured, hut Its ac
cession to eimtiul would, I think, emis
some contraction In business nml llniinelul
enterprises, at least temporarily mull the
safety and imiserviitlsin now talked of
should he more substantially deinonrtrat
TiiKcnrt la Fnacinated.
Tom Taggart Is so fascinated by the
inscrutable mystery behind Judge Par
ker'a speech of acceptance that he can
not lay it aside long enough to take his
meals. He pores over It from morn till
dewy eve. He reads It In his bath nt
French l.ick Springs and drops lo sleep
reading it iu bed. He declares that lh
elusive mystery of what it nil meant
becomes clearer with every perusal, and
that by the close of the campaign he con
fidently expects that It will be as clear
as the water of his own Pluto spring.
A Pure Blun,
Now we know timt David It. HIIUn
tends to quit jollities next January, or
lie has disclaimed calling President
Roosevelt "a fraud." That n little In
iiocuous tling like that when he has ex
hausted the vocabulary of vitnpcrntiou
upou the Republican half of tho Ameri
can people for "nigh ou 40 years" !
surely a sign tiiat David is setting bit
hon in order and wants to deDart P"
llltlcaJ UU at peace with ail awn.
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