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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1904)
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LEV WCENDIARIES BEWARE
Blnmlefiiiio, rircbrntul Methods Again
Cninltiir Intci Vomie.
I II.iltinit.ru Amcilcin.
It would ni'i'iii t the person of a fnlr
degas' of perpioui it) tli.it the lt'tnon .
tnugbt J 'j the incident of Leon C.olgosz '
three .tears ago was suillm-nlly forceful
to hitc lusted longer tli.iti tbi present
actions of certain persons iitnl piibllcit
tiun would lc.ul ii to believe it bus last
ed. A hue mill eij was raised against
President Mclvinle.t along tin- liiu- of al
lecid militarism. The iili--.i(lit.v of that
Cf.v was admitted b.t everybody oven
Ifloie the groit st.Uesin.lll had been In
fligi'l'.ilpil. Hilt tin seeds of sedition llvi'il
Mi'l throve in the poi-oimits soil of an
nrchy. In ilit soul of t V.oluicc mill his
murderous nth Net's the harm was ilone.
The crop grow mnl bore fruit. Hi' had
rind the papers which fuNel.v it ml trill
toiottly (lci'hiti'il tli.it Plesldent Mi'Klu
Joy tins n men1 puppet in the bunds of
thue who would turn the republic into
nn empire. He hml listened to those who
fmi.itii'nll.v profes-ied to helieve this pal
pable lie. Murder was born In his little
mind. And they whose deliberate mnl
ir.ifty lying hml nerved him to the deed
Mere inore guilty th.in he who did that
-which would have licen almost justitlnble
bad their words been true. These people
h'i incited the tnui'di-r were properly
mid thoroughly castigated at the time.
Rtu the lessen h.is tint lasted. Now,
th.it tlio heat of another campaign is
upon us the old slanderous, firebrand
method Is again coming into vogue. Cor
tuiu newspapers and pertain periodical
lire picturing Tlieodore Roosevelt as mi
emperor; as one who is itching for mi
opportunity to e.ercisp tvr.miiie.il power
mnl taK( away the tle.irly bought mnl
ile.irly held liberties of tills peoph. They
vim make these claims Know far better
than many who are intlucm'cd by their
lieiisou how fnNe these representations
re. Tlie.v Know Unit Theodore Roose
velt is the I'mliodiuieut of pitriotism and
loyalty to their government: they
know he hii (ought throughout bis ca
leer to secure for the people broader mid
better privileges and has stood between
tin in and tho-o uhii would have rolilied
them of the full njovment of those pre
rogatives that Aniericmis hold sacred.
They know he has dune this unselfishly
mid Iravely and regaidless of tin' effect
they might hate on ills political pros
pect. They know, furtberinnre. that he
will continue to do these things to tlm
end of the chapter and that be seeks to
have about him only such men as arc
true to the cause of the great pommon
people as allied against the classes, po
tUnl tricksters and demagogues.
If some we.ik-mimhsl iudiviiliial sliould
accept seriously their preaching and feel
lilnisidf culled upon to prevent the yoke
from falling iimui the neck of bis fellow
beings should follow ill tile footsteps of
tin- ill-starred Czolgo. mid take thu life
of the President, cither before or after
liis re-election those papers and period
pais would hypocritically drape their
columns In mourning and fiiUniucly prate
of tlie marvelous virtues of the deceased
MnteMlieli. They would tell to the world
the trutii they not only concealpil. but
binrenly ilenieil. during the lifetime of
the man in whose murder they assisted.
They would heap anathema upon the
bead of their poor dupe, who knew no
bitter than to believe their traitorous
fulcli-pcuuy mouthing-, and insist tli.it
lie be given ;i s dy quietus.
Now is a wood time to bate a care.
It is ii ptod time for such publications
to cll a halt and think a moment of
what mit'lit Ii' the results of someone's
accepting as truth the cMini-'crno'is ami
barefaced lies they arc now eagerly and
Have a care, incendiaries, hate n care.
UNWORTHY OF TRUST.
Golil UomncrntH Blum nine the Hill
The (Jolil Democrats of Indiana are
unwillim: to trust .ludj'o I'.irker's simii
i.ors. They are willius to contribute !?10.
000 to the campnimi fund, but the iuoiip.n
will not be Mmt to the IIlllSheeh.ui
'ombiliation. Tlie.t bate asked Parker
himself to take the money. If the Demo
crats arc unwillim; to trust tbolr leaders,
liow can tho mass of the 'people be ex
pected to take any stock in the profes
moiis and promises of the part.t V If the
Jold Democrats are correct in their esti
mate of Parker's managers, the latter
arc no better than a kiiuk of s.iml-li.ic-UPrs.
Sterlin! it. Molt, one of the lead
iim Cold Democrats ( Indiana, said a
lew days iiihi: "'i'he (lold Deinocrats
arc not piiuu to Ih coivcd behiml a
bam and relievisl of their uione.t and
alien driven to the p. ills mid voted."
It is rntir.vitis to le.irn that such a
inmi as Mr. Holt entertains the sauir
tiew of Hill and Shceluiii (lint Repub
licans do. but it l( soniewh.it remarkable
ilint Mr. Holt doc not realize that Par
ker Is merely the cicatlllo of his man
liters, and that any money iven to the
judc will liml its wny. tliroiik'h .some
ibauuel, to Dciunt-rutic lieadiiuarttTS.
l'urlccr'r Noiuhl)or Annlnst Him.
t'uncressinan "!eor:e ,1. Smith of the
TttPiity-fonrtli New tork District, In
which Is .Imlxe Parkor's lnune, told
President Itcmsetelt a few days mm
tliat be had iiimle a tour of the dlstiict
iiid found no Itepublic.ins who would
vote for Parker. If the Democratic
candidate cuius no votes iiniom; ids lie
publican neighbors, he certainly should
cnlu none elsewhere. In other words,
if his popularity is not Mitlleleutly ureat
lo draw votes from tbo-e he d illy conies
in contact with, he need not epect to
(euro the support of Republicans who
Know him only by what lie has said and
'I'horo are a Inrse iiumber of I'.r.tan
Deuioerats in New Yoik State, ami
their present attitude is viewed with
ilurm by the Hill-Itclniont-Shieli.in or
minlzatlon. It U Mild every follower of
W. .1. Hryun will tote the Populist Na
tional ticket. 'I'he Populists have put
u State ticket in the Held, the lirst In
many years, mid a Itryiin Demoi rat has
been placed at its lirad. Tlie Parkelltes
are cliiirdnc lirjiin with bail faith. a
senium that the defection of the Itrynn
Democrats will cost Parker nt least 'S,
'T The Heal Oucitlon.
Ob the day of the Issue of President
Roosevelt's letter of ucceptanee the day
of the Slulne election, by the way tlie
prciw reiortH noted n lout: visit to .IiiiIko
Parker by David Jteimt'tt Hill.
It is prolwble, if uot certain, that the
tw friends wbo "have drunk from tho
ame canteen" Uiroutbout more than one
BtmpMgii, discussed, thwrouubly, one Jul
mortal s.i.tlnj; of tbir u
Thomas .Icffprson. iiani-b
"IK A Dt'lJ PAHTI'lli,,, DP
OKKK'i: IS A MATTll: or wii.HT.
IU)V AKI'J VACAN',1 I,) up,
KlI-liP.DV TIIDSl'2 m I'l tin vkk
KDW: HY ItP.SIUNAT lis Nmni;.-
This is, indeed, for tb I' ;n . i ,t, ,
Weakness of Parker unit Davis
(rnvTi I'lattior Inch Dmt.
uppe.irs that .Itile I'.nkfr of
Ksopus is jjoini: to Ne ik I'm- to
i mi Ids own cMinp.iimi. Tln retcl.itiou
has come, but It has colic inne s fily
tb. in mo-it of us expectid The repl.i
tioil is simply Ibis that Pie ide.l of tl"
country that the Deinoirnis h.ol n.,uu
nateil n line old jildKO vh-se . li.ir.n ' r
led up to the standard if wli.it a judge
should be Is shivered into splinters Two
.tears njro the country Incw nullum: of
.ludtfo Alton It. Parker of New York.
and little of Henry iii.iuiv D.ivis of
West Virginia, two inei puked up, for
a purpose, by the men tvio (uiitrnlleil the
Democratio national coiteiitioii. How
clear to everybody now tun-t be tlie sit
uation! lnste.ul of ths st.itel.t judk'e
who sent the stately 'detrain to St.
I.oiils, appears, mid for nil permanency,
ineiely a decent creatine of the famous
New York politician, D.iud Bennett
It is all queer. It niie.ir o unsub
stantial and indifferent tliat Hill could
have uomiuated one of bis creations for
the Presldelic.t !
As the days pass in this autumn of
IIIOI the eyes of the Anieiicau tM-ople
.ire npcnini; as to tlie political situation.
There is no anguish fi lion in-: the open
Ivk. It l practically .ill over, save the
etliibitloii of a ccrtnii. eMilierance next
It is impossible tint such a people
n :iie the totcrs of the I'nited States
lould tote p'lietally To place the -"ov
eriililelit ill the bauds of Taimii m.t and a
weak but crafty Democratic leader,
whose uiius and objeds hate seemed
ever to n fur hiinseli alone, one who
has netcr heard or thiiitflit of the et
pression. "the greatest ptod for the
m'e.itesi niiinber," and who, ilote all,
seems incompetent for the best iiiiiiiiij
inent ot the I'nited Stltes.
RAILWAY MAN'S VIEWS.
Country In I'rospcrotu, mid Kooievelt
Will lie Kltctiil.
K. II. Ilarrimau, one of the lMst In
formed railway otllciaN in tlie country,
says a continuation of national pros
perity is assured Recently lie sjd to
a New York Herald reporter:
"Conditions winch m other years
caused panic ami national distress do
not now exist. In all localities in Ne
braska and Kansas, in the K.ist mid the
Par West the locil moneyed interests
are conservative. It is possible to in
te-.tij,'nto with acciiniey any tiuaueial or
iuilitstruil iiuestiou. the small money
centers us well as the larce ones ore
well supplied with funds, and this fact
insures careful investment mid mini
inl.es risk. There has been a slow,
steady enhancement of values, anil it is
still Koiii-r on."
When asked for his opinion on tlie
piobable outcome of the election, lie said:
"It will lie Uoo-cvclt and Kalrbanks.
I'.very one wants them. No one can af
ford to change."
Democrat Ail in Ire Roosevelt.
ltmlic.il Democratic newspapers are
forced to admit tliat President Ronsp
telt's letter of acceptance is a strenuous
presentation of the issues from a Repub
lican standpoint. Uvea the Ne- York
World and Denver Times commend the
President's "keynote." The fact is, there
is not a Democrat in tlie laud who does
not admire Mr. Roosevelt's direct way of
iroim: at tilings, iitnl all would vote for
him if they could at the sump time re
tain llieir party organization. There
will Im' no real rexret iiiuoui; Democrats
when Mr. Roosevelt is elected. He is
ten times uioiv popular with the mass
of Democracy than .Indue Parker is.
Ifctnit Merchant?! Ilusy.
Reports from every city in the country
tell of meat activity atnoiiK the retail
merchants, who arc laying in stocks nud
prep. inn-' for a lively fall nud winter
trade. tVhen the retail merchants are
busy the country is prnsperiu;, for they
depend largely on tin. workiuj; jicople for
custom. Democrats who are howlinc
calamity and haul times sliould retire
to the Halls of Silence at l'.sopus and
iimuiire tlieuuelves until the campiiiuu
I- over lest they lie ciiuulfcd by tlm Re
publican wave of prosperity.
rarlter'a I'olitlcnt Conferenccn.
it is aiiiioiiu I, with a (loutish of
tiuiiipets, that Richard Oluey, who was
In Piesideiit Cleveland's cabinet, lias vis
ited .Indue Parker, spemlim; two hours
with him nt Rosemouut. NotliiiiK is
said about the visits of "blue-eyed" Hilly
Sheehau of Tammany fame, who Is a
near iieiuhbor of .Indue Parker, and who
cm run in any time. It would take imtny
pounds of Olueyism lo cure one ounce
Mr. Parker, Democratic uoiniiiee for
President, has never journeyed west of
Ituir.ilo, N. Y. What does he know of
the rfieat West, its people, their achieve
ments, their possibilities, their needs?
How can he reconcile the demands of
the dillereiit sections, and decide m'ont
ipiestious properly and for the cood of
the whole country? Of limited experi
ence, a narrowed horizon, he is not com
parable with Theodore Roosevelt, who
lias traveled the country over, lived cist
and west, knows the people, the country,
nud is a President of (lie ptsiple, not con
liolled by Wall street and its influences.
"We arc not nnniliiilfiit of the tin
niciniirnlile contribution which onr
fiireluii'lnru population linn made to
lliu iiitiiiililiiiK of the Kcpiibllc. Itn
work mnl liilliicuce have been felt
tlirouirliout the cuuiitrj', unit uiuch of
all t lint in uroat noil splendid about us
i the fruit of its Keiilus anil iailna
try."- Si'iiuiur l''ulrb.inKl in tlie heuute, Junu
nry II, IW3
Deiuocratic claims of eurryiiiK Nitv
York litis rail do not appear to appeal to
he class of men wiiusn money talks in
tie bettim: rbiK. The KllHi.OCKJ hum: up
liy a wealthy Ilrouil street broker to
wiiK'er that Roosetelt carries New York
lias scarcely received a ten per cent nib
if Democratic promises were of value
it would be proper to Insist upon lesb
expression of "woe" aud a little more
PROTECTION OF CITIZENS.
nincrlitilnntloit tti Treatment
Nnttvc Horn ntnl Nnturulleil,
DIspnMios fmin St. Peters! urc repre
pint the Russian press as coniiiieutiui: In
ii dared maimer upon the efforts of the
I'nited States ptertiment to protect its
.lewish citixen.1 in foreign couutiles. Tho
.loiimal de St. Petersburg editorially
chai-actPiics us '.stupofjinc" nn article
in ii recent Kretich paper which professed
to explain Presidi'iit Roosevelt s desll
to smIii more libcrtl Irentineiit for Rus
sian .lews naturalized In the I'nited
States and revisltliu; Russia with pass
ports as American itieiw.
In his letter of tcceptanee President
Roosetelt Kate nn iiithoritative m count
ot the croiiuil taken by his own mlminis
tr.itlou and that of President Mi Klnley
ns icunnls tlie protictlon of "Aineriean
citizens of foreicu lirtb, or of particu
lar ci red. wbo desire t travel abroad,"
the phrase is minted from the letter of
acceptance. It is aline as an e. imple
of condensed and ne urate iiiennim:, In
structive. Continuing, President Roose
"Russia, for liitnuo refuses to admit
nud protect .lews. TuMiey refuses to ad
mit and protect oertii u sects of Chris
tians. Tills pivernmeat has consistently
deniaiiileil eipial piiiteeion nbroad for all
American citizens, tviether native or
naturalized. On MnriM U7, 1SK, Secre
tary Hay sent n letter of instructions to
all diplomatic and consular ollloers of
the Cnited States, In which he said:
'Tills department does not discriminate
between native horn ami naturalized citi
zens in nccorilim; tiiein protection tvinie
they arc abroad, eipinh y of ireatnient
IsOiik reipilre" by tho laws of the United
"liiese orders to our ncents abroad
have been repeated acain and iiKain. and
are treated as tlie fuiiibiineutnl rule of
conduct laid down for tbi'in, pmeeoillns
upon the theory 'that -cill naturalized citi
ens of the I'nited State while in for
elcn countries are eutltlel to and shall
receive from this Kovernuieut the same
protection of persons nud jroperty which
is aceoriled to native born citizens. "
He further declares tint ill issulnc
passports the State Department never
discriminates or alludes to any man's re
lim'on. nnd that "in crautm; to every
American citizen, native ot naturalized.
Christian or .lew, tlie same passport, so
far as it lias power it lnssts that nil
loieicu Koveriiinents shall accept the
passport as prima facie pnof tliat the
person therein described Is a citizen of
tlie I'nited Stales and eutltb J to protec
tion ns such. It Js a stiindliK order to
every American diplomatic mil consular
nlllccr to protect every Anicrcaii citizen,
of whatever faith, from unjust molesta
tion; and our olllcers abroad have been
stringently required to coniplj with this
This enunciation of a cours. of action
is backed by the cause of jllMiic. Tlie
reception recently siven the American
idea of religious lilieiiy in certain nuiir
tprs on tlie continent of Kiu-op' attaches
additional pertinence to the criticism
with which Mr. Roosevelt clised that
section of his letter which he devoted to
the discussion of the theme. "It is a
strikinc evidence." he says, "of our op
ponents' insincerity in tills matter that
with their demand for radical net ion by
tlie State Department they couple a de
mand for u reduction in our small mili
tary ctiihlislimciit. Yet they must know
thai the heed paid to our protests iiKaiust
ill treatment of our citizens will lie ex
actly proportionate to the belief ill our
ability to make thes protests effective
should the need ariie."
PARKER'S DEFICIT SCARE.
It Is Knsily I'.xplodcd liy an Appeal
to Facts anil Figures.
The L'Kter County candidate, labor
inj: hard over .Indite Parker's speech to
the faithful IK'iiioeratle editors, scissored
out some statistics with which to ham
mer the Republican administration. Hut
while the juilce was toiliiiK over his
"Ills eocltallve facilities Inimi'ised
In ciiulliiinillty ot cogitation,"
his uptltude for limtres tveut on a vaca
tion and he piemns, or accepted, some
very queer iimiinslons, which ho cave
lo the admiriuK islitors tvitli much ltoinp
The trouble is tliat the Ulster County
politician's deficit is not a delicti at
all. when it comes to realities. Tlie Re
publicans delightedly accept the dial
leiiKe of the Democratic candidate, for it
:ives them a chaiicu to show n few sta-tlstb-s
".lude Parker asserts," says a Wash
iliKtoii ilispitcli to the Chicago Cliroii
iele. "that there is now a delicit of 11.
IHHMXNI. Instead of a surplus of $SO,U0O.
IKK), tvhicli Mr. Roosevelt found on be
comim: President. Roth statements are
reckless, us a careful examination of
the records' of the treasury will show.
In rcmird to the deficit, tlie receipts ami
expenditure for tlie liscal year cudiiic
.Iiiiip ."., 1!0I. show an apparent tidbit
of JflO.tMMMXJO in round numbers, but
dminc that time tlie United States paid
,."0,(MKMMK for a Panama canul and ad
vanced 'i'l. ."00,000 to the Louisiana pur
chase exposition, which latter amount Is
to be returned to the Kuveriiment. If
Mr. Parker will deduct his uppaiPiit deli
cit of if 12.000.000 from the .?.-.. .-.00,000
paid for the puriiuie of tlie Panama
canal mnl the encouragement of an ex
position of world-wide scope and impor
tance, li would liml a balance of .si",
(Miii.fMK) and upward on the other side of
Wo Have. Our Troubles,
This is the attitude of the Republican
parl.t In the present campaign.
It is "spoilln' for a light:" it Is "blue,
mouldy for want of a batln';" it is the
"Crested Jayhawk of the Mountain" and
can liml no "Ilald-hended Snipe of the
Valley." It wants to "lake the bull by
the horns" nnd can't liml the bull; It is
trailing its coat-tails on the ground ami
itin't liml aiiyliody to step on them. It
.teams for a Kilkenny Knlr ami has dis
coveied only a "sociable,"
We have our troubles!
First Voters' Clubs.
Roosevelt and Kalrbanks Klrst Vot
ers Clubs aie being organlzisl in every
State in tlm Union. If .ton urn a lirst
voter and Intend to cast that vote for
Roosevelt and Kairbnuks this fall, you
ought to join one of these clubs. Kor
detailed information apply to the Chair
mun of your Statu Central Committee,
The last four years of Democratic
rule that we bad should bi a warning
to the people not to repeat tho experi
ment. At the end ot Mr. Cleveland's
second mlnilnistrntioti the public credit
bad been loitered, the revenues were do
clinlnj:, the public debt was crowing. !
bor was iiucmplo.tcil ami business was
paral.ted. The election of McKlnley
In Ih'.Hi tinusfoimcd this condition into
one of universal piospcrit.t which has
continued till the present time. Wilt
Invite another pet hid of business ilepreis
CONVENTION OF CLUBS.
I.on Itnteof Fare Secured by l.enijiicr
for ItiitliiiinpoH Mcctlnu.
A I the icipti'st of the otllccis of the
National Republican l.e.icue. who are
woikluc up inteiest in the convention of
Republican Clubs at Indianapolis. Oct.
." and 11, the Central Passencer Associa
tion lias conceded u rate from all isilnts
In thu territory of the association of one
fare plus '," ceuls for the round tiip,
Tho spIIIiik dates are Oct. I, ii and l! and
tlie trtiiru limit Oct. !, thus cnnbliiiK a
tisit to St, Louis. It was n-ji-eeil that
these fares should be tendered other us
nidations east nud west. No card or
tiers or certitleatfs mo leipiired on the
President Momv ot tho National
l.eauue. after consultim; with President
C. W. McCiilre of the Indiana Icamie,
and representatives of the Illinois oiynn
ization, ictiiiued to Pliilmlel)biii. He
said the organization of ltepulillcnn
clubs was behiK pushed with vljtor and
that an utteiuhiuee. of at least t.lHK) dele
Kates from the various Stale nud terri
torial leiiKUes was epected nt Indian
apolis, lleailipiarters will be opened at
the Denlson Hotel in that city at once.
The Lc.ie.ue men ale especially pleased
with the low rates of faie secured, and
anticipate larise audiences to hear Secre
taries Shaw and Tuft and Senators Kair-
baiiks and ItcvcrhlKc, mid Hon. (Icoi'in
A. Knlsht of Callfoinia.
I'nrkor'a Party Afraid to Htnuil on Its
I'll rit Hecoril.
John It. Stnnehlield. one of the lenders
of the New York Democracy, said in a
speech at Schenectady.
"Tliey (I lie tlemiierats) do nut stand en
their past, but lliey tiresent a lite luter
oietiltinll of llle Usui's."
Truly, the Deiuocratic party does not
stand on its past. It dares not stand
on Its past on its advocacy of free
colnnce of silver, on its demand for the
liauliiiK down of the tint; in the Philip
pines, on thu business paralysis that
marked the last period dining which the
Democratic party was in control or the
Kov'eriiiueiit; on its declaration thai the
war for the preservation of the I'lilon
was a failure, on all the bluuderiiiK op
position of which its history is a con
Thu Democratic party does not and
dares not stand uikiii its rccoul, because
its record would discredit the most en
ticim; promises that it could make.
Aa to Maine.
Ami did you hear the news from Maine?
Kioin .Mn Inc. Maine. Maine!
She went bell bent for Uoteruur Kent,
And Tippecanoe, anil Tyler, Km.
And so in this year 1IMM she has cone
this Maine of ours on the side of the
Republican parly, mid oh, hasn't gone
half way yet! It is good to conlemplate
the milliner in which she will conduct
herself in Not ember.
Maine is peopled with Americans, with
the descendants of those who wrenched
tlie wilderness Into chili. itlon on this
loiitineut. Very acute and sensible are
the Kreat-Krhnilchlldreii totcrs or Maine.
They have expressed themselves.
A Hear (lunril Action.
Already in the presidential ampalgu
of 'this year thu Democrats arc lighting
u "rear-guard acilon." The Russian
icu. Kuropntklii has his troubles and
has been lighting rear-guard actions for
.some time, but bis condition is good us
compared with the condition of the pres
ent leaders of the Democratic party.
The Democracy is lighting a "rem
guard nption." and about the only trou
ble the Republicans linve in the premises
Is that there will not be fun enough in
thu campaign, liven tlie "rear-guard ac
tion" uppears to be about over.
Vlocktnic to the I'oputlst Candidate.
Hryan's bitter denunciation of Par
ker is beating fruit. Dispatches from
several States report that the Nebras
kan's admirers nro Hocking to the Popu
list standard. Some of Judge Pniker's
close friends are accusing Itryuu of di
rectly inspiring the desertion of such
men as Meliiu (J. Palliser, the New
York leader or the Itryau forces.
Tka Astute Mr. Watson.
Candidate Watson knows a tiling or
two. He calls Roosevelt the "genuine
article" nnd Parker the "spurious sub
stitute." Rollicking Tom need not be
alarmed for the republic. Tim voters
will never he fooled by something "just
as good" from the pack of the Itinerant
statesmun of Wolfert's Roost.
Bore HIrii of Confidence.
The price of railway shines on the
New York Stock Kxchange Is steadily
nilvanclng, which is a sure Indication
tint railway tratllc is good. It also Is n
sign tliat holders of stocks are coulideut
there will be no change in tlie national
policies which have m ado good times
i or the whole country.
A sound ami stuble currency, good nt
pur in all countries, is a badge of na
tional honor and a. source of individual
profit. Kor this condition the Ameilcau
people arc indebted to tile party tliat has
a I ways stood for maintaining the public
credit and a sound currency.
Under the Republican policy of pro
tection our mnniiftictitrcil products have
become oiie-tlilrd o'f those or the civil
ized world, and American workmen se
cure almost double the pay for their
inlxir that simllar
labor receives in oth-
A young mini about to cast his
vote should Identify hiiuselr with
party of progress. Why should he
himself with a party that has to
back n hundred jears to liml something
to talk about.'
Kxperienco ban shown that the public
credit and the national currency arc
absolutely safe in tho hands of the Re
publican party. Why risk entrusting
them to it party tliat lias never shown
any capacity for managing them?
The record of the Republican party
is one of things dune und pledges ful
filled; that of thu Democratic party Is
one of the tblucs promised und pledge
BROKEN PROMISE CASES.
Have Not the People C.rnmul" for
Ibttuniics Aantnst Democracy?
A Denver man has sued a restaurant
for damaging his stomach. He sats the
I ipstaur.iut solicited palromigu on the
ground that it sertcd good food, but
that the promise was not fnllllleil. The
fiod, he asserts, caused stomach trou
ble, from which he suffered greatly, and
he fixes his damages at several thou
This case will be watched with Inter
est, for it opens a new Held in the dam
age suit line. It Is usually easy to so
lum compensatory damages for losses
caused by broken promises, when the
plaintiff lias u written contract to back
up his demand, or If be bus witnesses to
a terbal contract, bin it is not iiIwii.vm
possible to secure redress when tlm
promise is of such a nature as Is alleged
to have been made bj the Denver res
taurant. Suppose tho Denver mini had won bis
cave. An utalaiicbe of dauiage suits,
might follow. Rusiuess men who forget
engagements, girls who wait vainly for
levels i hit fall to come, borrow pis who
neglect to repay small loans, politicians
who promise ami forget, and sililiciil
parties which bid for totes ami never
meet their obligations all thcM' might
be liable for damages If the Denver
plaintiff's suit is sustained
And what u mountain of cases might
lie idled ii ugaiust Democracy if the
statute of limitations did not ptote to
be a bar! Who will ever forget tho
ttoe nnd misery, the distress and slnrvn
tlou that camp with the Diuioeratle ilajs
of IN:t to IMI7? Industries languished
nud trade ami commerce generally weie
paralyzed. Millions or wugo earners
wcie fit In r reiiileted idle or put oil short
time. The streets of the cities SMIII'lllcd
with Ulieinplii.ted. and soup-houses were
(stablished to feed the hungry. Once
happy homes were turned into plnccs of
squalor, where hunger pirn lied mothers
sat trying to still the ciies or ill-uour-lsheil
babes, and wbcie gaunt, sutikeu
e.ted iiicii hroodtsl titer their iualillil) to
And what caused these distressing
conditions? tu the campaign of IH'.IU
Demoi racy was latish with promises.
The Republican polity of protection was
a great evil, the Democratic platfoim
said. The people were urged to try flee
trade or n tut 1 IT for leteuue only, liicut
blessings would follow abolition of u
protective tnrllT, Democracy said. The
people were misled bj these promises
nud .rover Cleteland was elected. Then
came the (lormau-Wilsou tariff bill and
with It general depression nud pimick.t
conditions. These conditions prevailed
until the Dlngiey act went into effect,
and a huge wave or Republican pros
perity began to cngnlf the country.
If the Denver man has grounds for
redress, hate nut the miliums who suf
fered by reason of Deinocraey's vision
ary and broken promises just grievance?
Their uioiiPtary losses were enormous
and their suffeiiugs hc.tond financial
And Demoerac.t is again making prom
ises. Will tho victims or l.S!i:t-7 listen
to tlie political sirens ho are singing
the snug of nilu, in houe.M'il words nud
beguiling tones? .Nul if they stop and
consider the past.
Demoerac.t has iiolhiug but its past
1 1 cord to st.md on, and th.it record is
st i civil Willi heaps of broken plomlses,
blasted hopes, dismantled factories,
throttled industries of all kinds, bank
nipt stores and wrecks and ruins gener
ally. No candidate 1 greater than his party,
mid it is a eeitiiiuty that If Parker
sliould. by mi) chance, bo elected his
aduiiiiistrutiou would be Democratic, (mil
Democracy never has conferred a real
benefit on the people,
Mnuy People "from Missouri,"
it is now said the Parker gold tele
gram is a my til. tliat Parker sent no
such message lo Si Louis, nud that it
was concocted liy Sheeluiii ami Dill in
the hope or winning the support of gold
Democrats. There are a great iiiaiiy
people "Iroin Missouri" who will have
to lie shown the original telegram before
they will believe it was genuine, but
they are mainly Itryauites. However,
if tlie telegram was nut il injth, It cer
tainly was an afterthought.
The Policy of Kllenrc.
A fiernian proierb says "speech Is
silver, silence Is gold." The Democratic
party certainly lias come out for gold
if that means silence on the money iiues
tiou, and it certainly has gone back on
sliver, if that means any speech positive
ly committing it to friendliness to nuy
banc system of liniiuce.
When tte increase our population we
increase our national revenues In pro
portion. Unless we reduce tlie rate of
tat.ition we would double our national
revenues if tte doubled our population.
As President Roosevelt said in Ids mes
sage: "The western half of the United
States would sustain a population greater
than that of our whole country to-day, if
the waters tliat now run to wuMc were
saved ami used for irrigation."
The annual report on the coal industry
of Illinois, furnished by the State bu
reau of statistics, shows that miners were
never so prosperous as under tlm MeKiu
ley nud Roosevelt administrations, Tlie
pual output or the Slate now is nearly
twice what it was under Clevelaiul; l.",
(KM) more men are employed than siv
years ago, am) wages are mily ."10 per
cent, higher than in ISP7.
"It may mell be that our opponents
have no real intent ion of putt In i; their
promise to ulve Filipinos Independ
ence! Intoed'ect. If this Is the case. If,
In other words, they urr Insincere in
the promise ther make, It in only nec
essary to Hay ugnln that It Is unwise to
trust iu?ii wbo lire false In ono tliluif
to (leut with anything." Uooseteli's let.
tor of uccrpt ince.
When the Industries of the country
prosper coal Is in demand ami miner's
et their full share or the general pros-peril-.
When the mills nud fiietories
close or work on short time ror lack or
orders, railway trallle fulls oil' and the
mining industry suffers. Miners are us
much interested in maintaining the Re
publican policy of protection as any other
class of tvorklngtnen,
The value or tiirm lands has been ma
terially enhanced by rural free delivery.
This increase of value has been esti
mated as high as .$, per acre in some
States. A moderate estimate Is from
$1! to ?ll per acre. Kor the rapid de
velopment of rural free delivery tlie
fnrillt'u ura In, lull. ,u1 .1... 1, j.....l.t
- '""'"'"i is . "VDUUIICUU
THE UNDERGROUND LINE.
Virttio relgua supremo to-day about
It Is purged of nil thnt jnr the proper
The thing thnt'a most conspicuous 'round
Is tjwj absence of the peanut tatlnjt
And vm the air Hint circulates nt Hose
Nut a plutocratic odor can be found:
Hut the public still .suspects thcre'a
In the subway to
the cold and shady distance they'r
Wily Davu and wicked August nil
Their base presence no more casts a dark
In the limelight that descends nroiiml
Kor the candidate's declared he ncrcr
lie repeats it while the white robed nro
Then he coyly turns one ear to eai'tli anil
To Instruction from the subway under
Ami Dave looks bark
And nil the while they keep right) on
Tlie place aud st.tle of cadi nj
In m in
"Yes, it Is a trllle lonesome, till
Says August, "but you bet the
Knr Dave and I ain't longin' In be Imo
Then they lilt the trail for
(.arret Smith In New York
SUGGESTIONS TO DEMOCR
Orcnl Thniiuhts of Orent Deinucri
Should lie Widely Circulated.
The Deiuocratic parly is Isiasting
the tact that in this ciitiip.iign it
sending out u great number of tons of
litcialure, though why literature should
lie sent out by the Democratic parly no
one can umlerstauil. Upon second
thought, though, it must lie admitted,
as a in a I let- of fairness in speaking of
pi oplc who vote tlie Democratic ticket,
that ipilte a number of them can read.
However, this is merely a suggestion
to the men whose business it is to bundle
the Democratic campaign of education.
'I'o he consistent they must keep up
die camp, i gu lies. In their tons of lit
er.ilure they must lirst reiterate the
falsehood or Senator Hailey of Texas,
when Im dcelareil in a recent speech
that the President advocated lynching
as a punishment for stealing.
'limy should issue a few million '
pamphlets advocating the attitude of
Democracy's great representative,
Champ Clark, in assuming that when
some one In tlie inidlen Ils.igrces with
tlm speaker on the platform it is tlm
prerogative of the speaker, after lilt
speech is over, to cut tlie throat of tho
objector from ear to ear.
There is an old saying that a lie well
stuck to Is ns gimil as the truth. It
is mil a sound proposition, but there is
in it a suggestion as to what the Demo
crats might do with their money in cir
culating campaign literature. ,
It is to be hoped that they will be
grateful for these suggestions, but the
chances are ten to one that they won't.
CATHOLIC PAPER BOlTS-
Sunday Detnocrut, of Now York. Pre
fers Itonsevalt to Parker.
The Sunday Democrat of New York,
one of the oldest IrlNh-Ainerlcan nnd
Culliolic journals of the United States,
has ileelnreil for Roosevelt. It sayn edi
torially; "Kor more limn thirty years. In polltlm!
Htoiin ami sunshine, tlie Sunday Democrat
bus supported the Democratic party, uitro
caled Its principles and siistulued Its can
didates. During nil that period It lma
rendered tiibuilile sen Ice to the party.
"To day, billeting Hint murage to entry
out Hip const Ii hi Ion and laws of this coun
try In a fciulcHH mid just manner sliould
lie realized mnl iipini'cluted, and fppllDK
ciiullileiil rioin Ills netbiiiH In the past tlist
Hie luleiests of our people will be best
served hv Ids election, this Journal has
ouebiiled In lend Its support to Tlu'odorc
ItiioM'ielt for I'uslileiit of the Unl(ct)
The Flirty for Tounc Men,
Kdward Hocli, Republican nominee for
(Jovernur or Kansas, In tin address at
Marion, in that State, said:
"Rut now Ihesn vociferous gentlemen
have suddenly discovered that the gold"
standard Is all right, and their candi
date for President blandly uiinounccB
nun innt iitestiuu is "irrevocably set
tled.' Young men should join a party
that. espouses good principles and poli
ties nt I lie beginning, ami not n party
Hint opposes every good thing until it in
'irrevocably settled' against It, Bud then
tags along with a belated npprovul of all
that it had stubbornly opposed."
The Issue In u Rylloulstlc Nutshell.
In one crisp sentence of eight wonl
or Ills letter of acceptance President
Roosevelt has given tho lirst premise for
a conclusive syllogism:
Klrst Premise -"A PAHTY KIT TO
COVI5RN MUST I1AVK' CONVIC
TIONS." Second Premise The Democratic
parly from Judge Parker down to Torn
Taggart bus no convictions.
CONCLUSION Therefore the Denio-
rath- parly is not tit to govern.
And there you have the process of
reasoning mat will decide this election.
Trust MiiRiintc for Parker.
A billionaire club will raise a Pnrkcr
and Davis silk campaign banner at
( I rent Neck. N. Y. Tlm pint, i. ...-
poM'd of Wall street and trust niagnat
Cord Meyer, chairman of thu New Yt
weiiiocriitle suite Committee, is
dent of Little Neck.
He Hasn't Loafed.
The American Secretary of State ban
n eco m pi I shed nliont nil thut has been at
tained liy tlm great diplomats of the
world within the last four or live yearn.
In other words, John Hay hasn't doue
any "hmuu' round the Throne."
Democrats Jlclicve Roosevelt.
During tlie lust session uf Congress
Democratic Senator arose in Ills plac
nud said: "When the President nfnruji
that this government had no part in Uia
revolt ot Puuamn, that nettles it, ho fM
u lie Is concerned. I beliert klso,"
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