The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, October 01, 1897, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

I . v
I Characterize * the Advance In Wlicat
It " * - *
jj " • Bualness Improvement a * a
I "Hot Hultoon Affair" and Predicts an
I Knrlj OoIlapHc
Ij ( Washington Letter. )
II Considerable fun is being made here
II of the assertion of Governor Tillman
111 that the rise in wheat is due to the
III manipulation of Mark Hanna. He
II1 Poke the other day at Troy , N. Y. , and
ill ! stated that he did not see any signs
III whatever of genuine prosperity. The
III movement sweeping " over the country
II is nothing but a "hot balloon affair"
ll he said and the wheat boom merely
| 1 "speculative" and designed to aid
[ I Mark Hanna. When wheat advanced
• 1 last fall during the campaign the Pop-
II ocratic orators attributed its rise to
11 Mark Hanna and his myrmidons , a
jll moat ridiculous charge. And. now
II Senator Tillman reiterates the asser-
1B ticu. The rise in wheat has been steady
' J ! since the country became confident
1 that Bryan would be defeated. The
IHJ statistical abstraot of the treasury de-
fli partnieut gives the wheat quotation in
! HI New York on August 27 , 189G as 67
[ | ' cents. Wheat is now hovering in the
i neighborhood of 100 cents , the advance
having been since that time fully 35
cents per bushel.- The wheat crop of
the world of last year was 2.430,397,000
bushels and the "Corn Trade News" of
Liverpool estimates the present year's
I crop at V,9S,000,000 bushels. The ad-
ranee in value of the crops of this
year over that of last * would according
! to these figures , be in the neigkbor-
I ' hood of $750,000,000. Thus Mr. Tillman
expects people to believe that Mark
TIaana can , for political , purposes or
j for' any other purposes advance the
| wheat value of the world three-quar-
\ ten ? of a billion of dollars.
I Director Preston has just issued a
\ i , i table .showing the comparative value of
/ the silver and gold yens of Japan dur-
i ing the past decade. One minute's
J study of these figures would have been
, sufficient to show the silver senators
i I who have gone to Japan to collect data ,
i the true cause of Japan's action. Here
| m are the figures :
! § Value of Value of
ill Year. Silver Yen. Gold Yen.
ill JSSS , .75.3 99.7
j 3S80 73.4 99.7
J 1S90 75.2 99.7
Si 3891 83.1 99.7
III 1S92 74-5 99-7 *
Ell 1S9I : G6iL : 99-7
ftfli 3 91 55-6 99.7 *
ill 1S ° l 49-1 99-7
| | f 3S95 52.9 99.7
J 3S97 ( July ) 47.8 99.7
j Farmers who have any doubt as to
flj the advantage the Wilson tariff gave
to foreign producers in the markets of
the United States will he interested in
a comparison of the importations of
S products in June , 1897 , the last month
of the Wilson law , with June , 1896.
In June , 1897 , the importers and for-
fl eign producers were rushing into the
flj United States those "products of foreign
agriculture which were to be excluded
flj or seriously affected by the new tariff ,
B The xfool importations of 1897 were
37,912.591 lbs. , against 5,605,886 lbs. in
9 189C : potatoes 32,360 bushels in 1897
j against 13,284 in the corresponding
I month of last year ; sugar 708,552,496
lbs. in June-1897 , against 472,637,376
in June. 1896 ; rice 23,405,643 lbs , in
1897 against 11,246,284 In the same
month last year ; hides 32,214,724 lbs.
against 9,138,396 'in June of lasfyear ;
8 fibers 24,182 tons in June , 1897 , against
14,126 in June , 1896 ; cotton 5,694,041
lbs. in 1897 against 1,599,303 in June
B of last year. Cattle 59,962 head in
June. 1897 , against 5,851 head in June ,
flj Basiaesa Improvement.
fl Reports of business improvement
. continue to come in from every direc-
M tion and business men from all parts
flj of the country are in the east buying
flj their fall stock and some of them stop
HJ over in Washington en route with good
fl news of activity , good prices , mortgages -
gages being paid off and a marked
flj change in the views of the people.
flj "You could not realize what a change
flj lias come oyer the people , " said one
gentleman who had just come from the
fl Pacific coast. "I came through that
It great northwestern country where the
M free silver epidemic was raging at this
fl time last year and was absolutely as-
fl toniahed at the change. The demand
for the free coinage'of silver has dis
appeared and thousands of men who
advocated It a year ago now admit
that they were wrong. Tens of thou
sands are indicating their gratification
that it failed and I did not hear of
any who regretted his vote for McKinley -
ley , sound money and protection. "
"What has brought this change in so
short a time ? "
"Improved business conditions , im
proved confidence , Improved wages and
improved prices. They have all come
steadily since the election of McKinley
and especially since it became known
that a protective tariff law would be
promptly " passed , and have come in the
face of a steady fall in the value of sil
ver. This fact shows to even the most
unthinking that they were being im
posed upon last year by the statement
that prosperity could only come
through the free and unlimited coinage
of silver and has thoroughly disgusted
them with the imposition. 1 never saw
so sudden a change in so short a time. "
G. H. William : ! .
Nothing mysterious.
It is very amusing to observe the
struggles of the Free-Trade press to as
certain how the discriminating duty
clause was "r.lippcd into" the new
rTariff. Thoie is nothing strange about
it. The section as read , and as passed ,
was submitted to every member of the
ways and means and finance commit
tees by. the friends of American ship
ping. The clause was revised by Unit
ed States Senator Elkins of West Vir
ginia , and general information on this
subject was furnished to the members
of the committees together with a draft
of the section by The American Pro
tective Tariff League. There was noth
ing of a mysterious nature about the
proposition- ; nothing accidental. It was
purely intentional , for the sole purpose
of extending the policy of Protection
to American transportation interests
both by land and sea.
• V I'ttblic Benefactor.
fcil * S33C a
( © ) fj
VMg \
Onr Cattle Imports.
Fiscal year. Number. Value.
1891 9,652 ? 53,652
1S92 2,036 20,389
1893 3,119 24,658
1894 1,280 13,355
Protection Average , 4,022 28,013
1895 134,825 666,749
1S96 217,094 1,494,765
1897 328,773 2,565,497
Free-trade Average , . 226,897 1,575,670
This final comparison of the results
of Protection and Free Trade will be of
interest to those American farmers
who are cattle raisers. During each year
of the democratic-tariff there were near
ly 227,000 head of foreign cattle shipped
here from Mexico and Canada , and the
money sent out of this country to pay
for the foreign cattle averaged $1,575 , -
670 a year. Hereafter , as before under
Protection , this money will be kept at
home for circulation among American
A "Strange Thing. "
The strange thing about the bill
( Dingley ) is that it was not wanted by
the American people. Lancashire
( Bng. ) Express.
It is rather peculiar , then , that the
people voted for a change in the tariff
and . elected the apostle of protection
to be their President.
1 '
Lfl , W
MMH - Uncle Sam Why don't you build some yachts that can race ?
| ' • v John3ull Why -don't you build some ships that can carry freight ?
BH -
. . .
H jfcr iwuiiimii , ! ! ! fi > "iViffl , | ! * VJij "Jl irTti rwi Tii7ir < Trw > ; ilO"T'TT ' "gT < T rtc' ' i' ! - - ' ' " - ' ' m i TTTirriT ri
BB V * iSi J J T U | | lf H . * > iiiTm , _ W . . ff" Pllii'nt. . I ! * Ty W. I * J y " " " ' " " " 'Hi * j I , , rZ"m.yiZr 'Z r .Z
Dlahonest Tobacco Importers *
From the duties upon Imported to
bacco , the government receives a large
revenue. Under the Dingley Tail ! what
is known as filler tobacco pays from 35
to 50 cents per pound and wrapper to
bacco from $1.85 to $2.50 per pound.
There have been great frauds practiced
upon the government in the Importa
tion of tobacco and it is pleasing to see
the present energetic policy of the
treasury department In checking them.
The most common practice of under
valuation is what is known as "nested
goods" that is , a bale of tobacco may
contain a certain amount of wrapper
and a cartain amount of fillers , and be
entered as filler tobacco , thus avoiding
the higher rate of duty upon the wrap
per tobacco. Another plan of avoiding
the collection of the duties is to have
bales of tobacco similarly packed , a
part of the bales being filler and an
other part being wrapper tobacco , % but
all being entered as filler.
As the appraiser's department gen
erally examines but one-tenth of the
importations , it will be seen that the
importer has a good opportunity to
avoid the payment of duties. Within
a few days the treasury department
has instructed its appraiser to examine
all tobacco imports of certain lines.
In one importation last week every
sixth bale was found to be wrapper to
bacco , though certified as being filler
This discovery only serves to illus
trate the importance of a Protection
Administration of our Tariff laws. It
has been claimedthat the Government
Is annually defrauded out of millions
of dollars on account of the tobacco
duties. It is safe to predict that this
• will be corrected under the administra
tion of Secretary Gage.
Outgrowth of' Democracy.
That trusts are" the outgrowth of
democratic policies and maladministra
tion is very clearly proven when we see
Mr. Roswell P. Flower , democratic ex-
governor of the state of New'York ,
coming to their defense. Mr. Flower
has been , with the democratic ex-
President Grover Cleveland , notorious
ly interested in the Chicago Gas Trust.
This monopoly , together with the
Standard Oil Trust , the Ice Trust , the
Bread Trust , the Cigarette Trust , and
the Sugar Trust , aggregates a combina
tion of capital that has been fostered
under Tree-Trade , or by other demo
cratic alliances , for the stifling of com
petition , the enhancement of prices and
the oppression of the poor.
What Is .Wrong ?
"There must be something wrong in
America. " Sunday Chronicle , Man
chester , England.
There is. "We are still dependent up
on British ships for the transportation
of all our foreign commerce.
The Shallow on England. *
The new McKinley tariff is casting a
very long shadow before it. Manches
ter , Englan. . , courier.
And much of the shadow falls upon
Manchester. There is sunshine ovei
here just now.
The Mugwump Outlook.
"It looks like another tariff for de
ficit for some time to come. " Spring
field , Mass. , Republican.
"We shall see , we shall see. It is
a little early , yet , to make rash predic
-Each His Own Way.
Our American cousins have certainly
a way of their own. Glasgow "Citi
zen , "
This is equally true of our British
cousins. Theirs is a Free-Trade way.
That Dollar Wheat.
The promised dollar wheat of Demo
cracy never eventuated during the free
trade administration. But we are get
ting nearer to it under protection.
Good for the Farmers.
The agricultural states secure more
protection under the Dingley bill than
they have had under any previous
American tariff.
You Bet.
Protection , plenty , work and pay
beat free trade loafing any day.
Horseshoes are now being made with
a series of triangular pointed calks
covering the wearing surface of the
shoe to take the place of the toe and
heel calks now in use , the new shoe
wearing longer and keeping the horse
from slipping.
A new attachment for bath-tubs con
sists of two curved arms hinged to the
wall above the tub to support a wash
basin , a clamp under the basin allow
ing the arms to be raised and lowered
to any position or tilted to empty the
To launch lifeboats where the break
ers are high or the eoast is rocky a
steel trestle is built out into deep wa
ter to support a track on which a car
rolls to carry the boat , thus saving
time in launching as well as minimiz
ing the danger.
To lock bags so as to prevent the
theft of their contents a new padlock :
is used with a steel loop to hold the
gathered top of the bag. the ends of
the loop entering the lock , which has
a series of clamps inside the lock seas
as to fit large and small bags.
Fountains for private yards can be
fitted with colored lights by means of a
new device , consisting of a series of
water-pipes surrounding a casing hold
ing one or more electric or gas lights ,
the color effects being produced by
colored glasses set in a revolving
iii . ' Hft.rf iii i. ) i.nnrtn ni Nbiiprer - . tynwtwiS < S3l't
. | | i ftjfe U.- . * ' ! * ! * . I JI ' IIIIU I il. II H MI'Elll ' I' ' l IIH II I. < * .mm
Ed R. Sizer Secretary , and IC. It. Schnei
der Trranurr > ( Lincoln Secures the
State Headquarters Organiza
tion Highly SatlHfactory to
Republicans of the State.
State Central Committee Meeting.
The republican state central commit
tee met at Lincoln and perfected or
ganization by electing' Congressman
David Mercer chairman , E. II. Sizer
i secretar3r and R. B. Schneider treasur
er. The committee made these selec
tions and ratified them with an enthu
siastic demonstration at the close.
Headquarters were relocated in Lin
coln with scarcely a dissenting voice.
The meeting was held at the commit
tee headquarters in the Lindoll hotel
and the attendauce was large , there
being but four of the thirty-four com
mitteemen absent. Two committee
men were represented by proxy. The
absentees were II. C. Baird of Jlnrcli-
/.rd , II. F. Clary of Blair , John P.
Bresslcr of Wayne and E. E. Hairgrove
of Sutton. Kenry Ragatz of Columbus
sent in his resignation and joined in a
petition for the appointment of .T. Day
ton of Stires of Columbus to fill the
place. Mr. Stires was elected. F. II.
Young of Custer held the proxy of F.
M. Rublec of the same county and L.
J. Simmons of South Omaha repre
sented A. R. Kelley of that place who
could not come. All other officers and
members were present.
At an informal meeting held yester
day morning the committee decided to
tender the chairmanship to Congress
man David B. Mercer of Omaha. A re
ply from Mr. Mercer was awaited.
When the committee reassembled
Congressman Mercer entered the room
and was given an ovation. lie accepted
the trust and spoke briefly. He had
been notified that he was drafted.
While it was inconvenient for him to
accept the place at this time , it was
the duty of republicans to go where
du ty called. lie expressed the belief
that the party would win this fall. It
would not he an ordinary campaign , as
Nebraska now occupies a prominent
position in national politics , but he
thought the point in prosperity and
progress had arrived and the state
would be redeemed. He said there
were thousands of republicans who
were misled last fall , but now he be
lieved they would go to the polls and
again take their places in the ranks.
As to the campaign he thought i > cople
were too busy attending to their in
increased business and their crops to
make much fuss , but they would cer
tainly ponder over the good times and
remember that such times come only
ander republican administrations. Mr.
Mercer attached very little importance
to the part played by a chairman so
long as the chairman had a good conr-
mittce and a good working force be
hind him. He did not claim to be a
great organizer , but when campaign
ing for himself lie had tried not to let
anything get away from him. He be
lieved a chairman should devote his
entire time to the work and ought to
receive a salary.
Ed. R. Sizer of Lincoln deputy dis
trict clerk , was nominated for secre
tary. The nomination was seconded
by half a dozen , including Tom Majors
and others. Congressman .7. B. Strode
intimated that Mr. Sizer might not be
able to leave his business to take the
place. He thought Mr. Sizer the best
man in the state for the place. The
election was made unanimous and Mv.
Sizer sent for. R. B. Schneider of
Fremont was reelected treasurer by
John L. McPheclcy of Mindcn
brought np the matter of state head
quarters by moving * that the proposi
tion of the Lindcll hotel be accepted.
D. H. Wheeler as an amendment moved
that the matter of headquarters and
the location be left with the executive
committee with power to act. George
W. Lowly of Seward moved as a sub
stitute that headquarters be located in
Lincoln. The substitute carried with
but one dissenting voice. The propo
sition of the Lindell hotel was then
accepted after some amendment.
At this instant Congressman Strode
and others who had been delegated to
bring in Ed Sizer returned with the ob
ject of their search. Mr. Sizer made no-
less impression than did Congressman
Mercer. He accepted the secretary
ship and made one of the strongest
speeches ever made before the commit- ,
tee. He said duty called elsewhere ,
but he proposed to do what he could to-
assist the party. He was willing to do-
all in his power to assist the chairman
of the committee and if the fight were
lost it would not be for lack of work
on their part. All he ever possessed he
said he made in Nebraska. He had lost
it all on account of democratic misrule ,
but Nebraska was good enough for
him and he proposed to stand by the
state and the republican party. All
that he had left in this world was.en
ergy and courage and he willingly of
fered it to the party. These sentiments
were cheered to the echo. The cheering
was renewed when Chairman Mercer
arose and clasped the hand of Mr. Sizer
as a pledge of fealty in the party serv
ice. There being no further business
the committee adjourned to meet at the
call of the chairman. The committee
men went away congratulating them
selves on having made a strong organi
Mr. Sizer will devote his entire time
to the work and his place in the office
of clerk in the district court wi22 be
temporarily filled by another.
One oi Bryan's Break * .
In his statement in the Sunday New
York World Mr. Bryan gave "an in
creased volume of money" as one-cause
of the higher prices of farm , products.
He mentioned this as "another eonfirm-
tion of the arguments made by the bi-
metallists. " * "A large part of this
money coaoes from abroad , * ' he said ,
and he added that -'if we had enough
money in this country an increase in
the volume would be an injury. * '
But in the last eight months , during
which the advace in prices has occur
red , we have received no money bal
ance irom abroad. On the contrary , we
have- lost heavily. From January 1 to
September 1 the net exports of gold
w/ure S24.TS8.17D. This is a loss of Sl , -
272.050 more than in the corresponding
period last year. During the last fiscal
year our net loss of silver coin and * j
bullion was S50,05O,301. !
-2H w ta' . * i- * - faj Ti'Wwmiiwnmi ' > nii" * r - . * . , . .
Nor has there been , # an increased vol
urae of money" during this period.
The amount of money of all kinds in
circulation on March 1 , according tc
the treasury estimate , was $ l.il7.riClH , '
953. On September 1 there wnsSlJiG.V
GS0,0U8 a shrinkage of nearly 310,000-
Yet there is and has been monev
enough for all the demands of business.
The crops arc being paid for and moved ,
debts by the million cancelled and the
wheels of industry started in all direc
tions , not only without any access oi
freely coined silver at 10 to 1 , but with
an actual diminution in the visible sup-
J ply of the money wo have.
It is chiefly a question of confidence
and of the safe and profitable use oi
money that has been hidden or hoarded.
Mr. Bryan is wrong in his facts and
weak in his logic.
No Chance to Howl Calamity.
New York Commercial Advertiser :
The silver fu.sioui.sts in Mr. Bryan's
own state arc confronted with circum
stances of the most discouraging sort
on the very threshliold of their cam
paign. It was only the other day that
the widely advertised "triangular" con
vention was held at Lincoln with L' ,700
delegates present , and with General
"Weaver , "Cyclone" Davis , Senator Al
len. Mr. Bryan and as many as a dozen
brass bands in the way of attraction.
The ink is hardly dry on the platform
denouncing the greed of the money
power , deploring the impoverished con
dition of the people of Nebraska and
declaring the gold standard to be the
parent of miseries without number.
And now the whole army of populists
and silver democrats are forced to see
tiie city bonds of Omaha which one
year ago found no takers selling read
ily at a premium. These bonds have
ten years to run and Iwar 4JJ per cent ,
interest. The figure at which they wen-
sold was ' . " > per cent , higher than the
best rate which the municipality of
Omaha has ever been able to secure for
this type of security in the past.
But this is not all. A member of the
State Board of Agriculture who has
been personally investigating the sub
ject asserts that the grain crop of Ne
braska is worth not less than $ lKi,000 , -
000 at ruling prices. Nebraska is not
ordinarily found among the large pro
ducers of wheat , but her farmers hav
an unusual acreage of that cereal this
year , and thev will reap the full bene
fit of the increased prices of corn , oats
and other grain. With a better return
for their labor than they have had for
some years , these voters are not likely
to be deluded by the stupid Rryanite
cry that prosperity is "impossible " ' tin
der the gold standard. Both in their
own circumstances and the rising cred
it of the cities of their state they read
the refutation of their falsehood. The
republican leaders of Nebraska will be
culpable indeed if the3' do not make
the most of their advantage.
AH Up But Silver.
Lincoln Journal : Mr. Bryan ex-
pluins to the St. Louis Post Dispatch
that the pops are not dismayed because
wheat and silver have parted company
as it proves what they always knew ,
that the price of both is governed by
the law of supply and demand.
But he says that the rejoicing of the
farmers over the rise in the price of
wheat is proof that the people haven 't
money enough , and he declares that
if the farmers are benefitted by the
rise in the prices of one produet'how
much happier they would be" if
everything rose with wheat. He also
growls that wages ought to rise with
This shows that the present prosper
ity which is caused not only by the
rise in the price of wheat but in thu
price of corn , beef , cattle , pork , hogs ,
sheep , horses , and pretty much every
thing that the farmer raises is a source [
of no pleasure to Mr. Bryan because
silver bullion , in which the farmers
are so deeply interested , hasn 't risen '
any lately in price. I
As for wages , when the uneraploj-ed
all get jobs , and they are getting them
very rapidly , there is little doubt that
they will participate in the rise. The
main point just now is for our indus
tries to recover the business they had
before Mr. Bryan and Mr. Wilson an.t |
the democratic party monkeyed with ,
the tariff.
Supply : iiid Demand.
New York Commercial Advertiser :
Bryanite newspapers throughout the
winntry arc ringing the changes on
the expression "supply and demand. " •
Thej- point ont that the present in
creased price of wheat is due to in
creased demand for that staple abroad ,
and insist that if the United States
would agree to-coin silver without re-1
striction at the ratio of 1(5 ( to 1 a de-
niand would be created which would
raise the price of the white metal to-j
practically the same level whieli ex
isted in 1S73. This is Mr. Bryan's own J
contention , which he repeats when
ever he has a chance. Its continual
recurrence brings to mind a familiar-
proverb in which a mortar and pestle
figure. The absurdity of supposing- ,
that the United States alone , without [
only about one-twentieth of theearth's -
population , could furnish a market
which would more than double the
value of the world's silver must be
evident to all sensible men. But free
coinage advocates apparently do- not
wish to be sensible. They prefer-to-be-
Not a Principle.
Fremonfe Tribune : ( Jentle- reader if
you will glance over the platfe-rsa
adopted by the free silver republicans
at Lincoln ! you will see that there is
not in it at single principle that- any
republican of authority from John C.
Fremont to Joe Shively , ever indorsed.
They call themselves free silver repub
licans , but a popocrat under any other
name -would smell just as beery and be
a blanaed sight more honest.
Somewhat Singular.
Fre-mont Tribsane : The World-Herald
devotes a column of space to convince
the Tribune that the platform of the
free silver rapnblicans is the only gen
uinely republican platform. This , we
suppose , is tLe secret of the fusion be
tween these "republicans" and the
popocrats. It is a little singular that
the only genuine democrats are in such
full sympathy with the only genuine
? T > hraskas Prosperity Koll ,
Philadelphia Record : A member of
the state board of agriculture of Ne
braska , who has just completed a jour
ney through that state , estimates the
value of its crops at S195C00,000. It is
hardly necessary to huni around for
the causes of prosperity in the face ot
such returns.
Spain Looking for fjutet SoUlriimiit of 'JNF
DlHlcnltle * . H
Madrid , Sept. 34. The CorrcsnonA
dencia Do Espana assorts that pour ' i
parlours are proceeding between the , V
United States and Spain for a friendly
settlement of affairs in Cuba.
El Epoea. after denouncing svs "sen-
satiomil" the story of uu ,
points out that the Cubans have nok
been at war with Spain without the
moral and material co-operation of
the American people. I
There is a great deal of comment as
to the origin of the ultimatum report. ,
It has been attributed to a foreign
ambassador , but all the ambassadors
deny responsibility for it H
The people do not think that war is
inevitable. It is asserted that the
Liberals will soon form a eablnot and
that on the return of the queen from B
San Sebastian to Madrid , Captain
General Weylor will be recalled from
Cuba aud autonomy established iu the
island , thus leaving no pretext for the H
intervention of the United States. H
The minister of marine Admiral I > c- H
Berangoi , says that three cruisers will , H
shortly bo finished and ready for ser- H
vice. S
Loniiox , Sept. SI.A dispatch to
the Standard from Js au Sebastian says :
"Fresh communications have passed
between United States Minister Wood- I
i ford and the Duke of Tctimn confirm- I
i ing the views of the United States as I
stated by the American minister last I
Saturday. Both press and public received - I
ceived the intimation of fJio attitudtt I
of the American government v. Ith surprise - I
prise and incredulity. Even now I
most Spaniards are loth to believe the ,
. United States is in earnest in offering I
in the middle of September mediation - I
tion , which is certain to be followed I
iu November by a declaration | 1
that it is too late to stop American /
action because opinion in the United 1
States calls for a decisive poliey anil '
because the Cubans will accept noth
ing short of independence. The Span
iards cannot realize that President
McKinley had finally made up his
mind before he entrusted Minister I
Woodford with precise instructions , j
polite but clear , and peremptory. All I
this places the government in a most I
difficult situation , and especially astt- I
has net achieved the desired rcorgani- I
zation of the Conservatives and has- 1
become involved in equally trouble- I
aomo conflicts with the bishops and I
clergy. I
"It ia strange to notice how the I
Spaniards are already discussing I
whether Sagasta and the Liberals are I
not likely to come to an understanding - I
ing with the United States and the 1
Cubans , and.failin < rsnch a conciliatory /
course , whether patriotic conditions j I
might induce all conservatives to I
gather around a strong administration I
presided over by General Azcarraga or I
General Campos to defend Spanish I
rights. " ' I
American Federation of Lahorrsnaes - I
jan - -
an Address to Trade ? Unions. B
Washinoton' . Sept 24. The executive - 9
tive council of the American Federation -
ation of labor met yesterday at the
headquarters of the organization- fl
this city , to discuss the mining situa- fl
tion. fl
The council issued an address which , H
in part , follows :
"A call has gone forth to the trade fl
unions and public for a labor couven- fl
tion in Chicago next Monday. The fl
ostensible objects are to take measures fl
in aid of the miners' strike and to-off- fl
set the sweeping powers of the courts H
in granting injunctions in defiance of HJ
popular rights during labor disputes- H
"These objects are very commendable - . H
ble and worthy the active , practical flj
support of every trades unionist and HJ
every lover of his fellow man ; But flj
conditions have somewhat changed flj
since that convention was agreed upon. fl ]
This week , fully 7f > ,000 miners have jflj
gone to work on terms fixed jointly by fl ]
the miners and operators. It is the- H
greatest victory gained by.trades. . H
-unions in years. It was won against flj
the combined power of wealth , judi- flj
eial usurpations and inhuman tyr- flj
anny. yH
"We can see no need for the- labor H
convention in Chicago next Monday. . |
We advise unions not M
our to be-repre-
seated there. The money it would S
cost to send delegates would better-go * BJ
to help the suffering miners.and their ; . , flj
families. 9J
"It is not by conventions , with irre'H
sponsible talk , inflammatory dcclarafl
tion and revolutionary buneombe that |
the cause of labor can be advanced. f fll
Violent appeals to the passions of the- H
multitude can serve no goodjpurpo. e. fl
It is only by systematic organization. H
of the working people in < trades. fl
unions , with united hearts and'united. fl
funds and a fraternity of ; purpose-
which knows no bounds of creed , fl
color , nationality or politics , lhat.wiil. fl
uplift the masses. H
Kerr Window Glasi Trust. M
PiTTSncKo , Pa. , Sept 21. A. new B
window glass trust , to be known as 9
the American Window Slass associa- fl
tion , was organized heretodayThe fl
new combination represents i * capital fl
of S-N',0U0,0D0 and includes all of thr fl
principal paints of-tha United' States. fl very probable that a decided ad * fl in prises will soon follow. fl
For Assaulting His lecev. 9
Mexico , Mo. , Sept 21. The gcano - -v I
jury ret-arned a true bill against - I
Thomas Coaler , charged with assaulting -
ing his Kttle 12-year-old niece , Miss rf 1
May Yfinn , daughter of a prominent
farmer of this county. Cooler is iu fl
Toledo elevator Frre Costs 870,000. fl
Toledo , Ohio , Sept 2 4. The old fl
Backus elevator , at the corner of fl
Water and Adams streets , burned last flj
Qight. ThGlogs-wUlassreira.te t7QD0 #
r * > * flflflflflar *