Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, October 13, 1904, Image 5

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and Virile.
Former Representative and former
Governor Benton McMillin , of Tennes
see It is an able , dignified and A'irile
document. Judge Parker meets the is
sues in a square , straightforward man
ner that cannot help appealing to the
American people.
Stronfir , aiauly. Dignified.
Representative Gooch , of Kentucky
There can be but one opinion con
cerning Judge Parker's letter of ac
ceptance. It is a strong , manly , dig
nified statement , free from persona !
Jibuse , explicit on every issue before
the people and dodging none. It ought
to Aviu the party thousands of A'otes ,
and in my opinion it will. It should
only be necessary to put intotthe hands
of the non-partisan A'oter a copy of
Roosevelt's vainglorious letter and
then that of Judge Parker. I can
liardly see IIOAV any American citizen
c-ould prefer the bragging , boasting
Theodore Roosevelt to Alton B. Par
1VI11 Appeal 'to tho Independent Voters
William F. Harrity ( Philadelphia ) ,
ox-National Democratic Chairman-
Judge Parker , in. his letter of accept-
since , clearly stated and defined the
issues iiiA'olved in the present cam
paign. I do not believe that any Dem
ocrat will dissent from the vieAVS
therein expressed. His more pro
nounced stand upon the tariff question
ought to meet AA'ith unqualified ap
proval of all Democrats. I feel confi
dent , too , that Judge Parker's letter
iAVill appeal to independent A'oters
throughout the country , especially in
the close and doubtful States.
Masterly Presentation.
Charles P. Donnelly ( Philadelphia ) ,
Democratic City Chairman Judge
Parker's letter of acceptance is a
strong and masterly presentation of
the issues of the present campaign
I'rom a Democratic vicAVpoint , and the
favorable impression produced by his
"gold standard" telegram has been
greatly strengthened by the tenor of
his letter.
Issues Clearly and Ably Defined.
Patrick McCarren. ( Brooklyn ) All
the issues before the country have
been very clearly and ably defined by
Judge Parker , lie has taken no equiv
ocal ground anyAvhere. His letter has
brought out more clearly than ever the
importance of a change in our GOAT-
crnment. Ilis letter Avas a splendid
definition of the issues on .which .we\
go to the country. ;
f ? Superb.
Thomas Taggart , Chairman of the
Democratic National Committee
Judge Parker's letter is superb. The
instant effect it has upon the country
is ? hoAvn by the large number of tele
grams I have received to-day congrat
ulating the country and the party up
on such splendid letter. These tele
grams come from Wisconsin , Indiana ,
Illinois. New Jersey , DehiAvare and
many other States. I expect that the
campaign will go foi-Avard Avith greater
enthusiasm as soon as the letter is
generally read.
9 * *
Kobiike to
Samuel Untermyer ( NCAA * York ) The
letter is a calm , masculine , judicial
presentation of the issues that A\ill ap
peal to the intelligent and conserA-ative
of the country. The polite rebuke ad
ministered to our bluffing President
on the laAVS of trusts Avill meet AA'ith
general approval. What a pity that
Judge Parker's sense of dignity Avould
not permit him to properly character
ize the performance.
* * &
Stroiip : mid Conviiicinjj : .
J. Edward SAvanstrom ( New York )
JI Judge Parker's eloquent letter of ac
ceptance fittingly opens the Democratic-
campaign. It is a patriotic and states
manlike document , particularly strong
and convincing1 in the statement of the
issues from a Democratic standpoint.
and is sure to bring inspiration and en
couragement to the Democratic cause.
Letter oT a Statesman.
Mayor Collins ( Boston ) It is the let
ter of a statesman , grounded in the
fundamental principles upon which
our institutions rest. All the expres
sion is "safe and sane" and worthy of
the hour. I hope it Avill be read and
pondered by every voter , and I feel
.sure it Avill make a profound impres
sion upon every thinking and patriotic
Vim , Force aud 1'ositlvcness.
"Judge Parker's letter , " said Sena
tor Stone , of Missouri , "AA'ill put neAV
life into our campaign. It was the
Aery thing needed. It will give the
people something to think about. It
lias A'iin and force and sufficient posi-
tiveness to satisfy those critics Avho
nave said that Judge Parker Avas too
mild and gentle to contest Avith a man
like Roosevelt. This document is an
inspiration to Democracy. "
* * * '
Wins Approbation and Admiration.
Congressman John II. Keliher ( Bos
ton ) Like every Avord he has uttered
and every line Avriltcn upon the politi- '
cal issues of the day. Judge Parker's
letter at once commands approbation
and AA'ins admiration. It is a clear ,
concise , comprehensive statement.
Contrastedwith the self-satisfied ,
1- bumptious declaration of President
Roosevelt , it further emphasizes , if
such a thing is possible , the marked
difference in the make-up of the can
Courageous and Convincing.
De Lancey Nicoll ( NeAV York ) The
letter presents the issues in so forcible
a AAay that no one can fail to under
stand them. It is clear , courageous
and convincing. It reAvals its author
to the country as a thoroughly
equipped candidate for the Presiden
tial otlice , conversant AA'ith all public
questions , and as a man AA'ho makes
no sacrifice of principle for votes , but
who , believing1 that he is right , will
iremaiu. steadfast to the end ,
Discrimination Against Home Buyers
and Favoring Foreigners.
The Democratic charge that the
American people are paying higher
prices for articles of domestic manu
facture than are paid by foreigners for
identical articles exported from the
United States has hit the G. O. P. in
a sore spot. This subject is gone into
very thoroughly in the Democratic
Campaign book , Avhere it is shown that
Americans are compelled to pay from
ten to thirty per cent , more for articles
made in this country by "protected"
manufacturers , than is paid by Euro
peans and Asiatics for identically the
same articles made here and shipped
abroad. Many instances of such dis
crimination against our home people
are cited , particularly in the lines of
agricultural implements and builders'
To break the force of this charge the
State Department prints a string of
statements made by American Con
suls in European countries , in which
it is alleged that manufacturers in
England and Germany also sell manu
factured articles abroad cheaper than
they do at home. It is plain that these
statements were put forth under orders
from the Administration , and that little
care AA-as taken to have them accurate.
But even if it be true that European
manufacturers selltheir "surplus odds
and ends" abroad at reduced prices ,
as one Consul says they do , of Avhat
interest is that to the average Ameri
can Avho is held up by our "protect
ed" manufacturers and compelled to
pay , not for "odds and ends. " but for
his farming tools and implements , his
engines and machinery , and scores of
other articles , from ten to thirty per
cent , more than his European brother
has to pay to the same manufacturer
for like articles ?
The Americanpeople are not com
plaining because manufacturers ship
their "odds and ends" to foreign coun
tries and sell them at IOAV prices. Their
complaint is that they are discriminat
ed against in faA-or of the foreigner :
that they arc being robbed right and
left by manufacturers Avho shlplrt
themselves behind the Dingley tariff.
Class Distinction 1o Co Fostered
Corbm's rr
General Corbin's idea that army lire
should be governed as a social and ar
istocratic organism Avas probably im
bibed in Germany , Avhere the General
appeared on drees parade a year or so
ago as a guest of the Kaiser. That his
idea has the cordial approbation of
President Roosevelt , there can be little
doubt. For it is at least a minor step
in the President's grand march toward
full-fledged "imperialism. "
In brief. .General Corbin proposes
that no officer in tho army shall marry
Avitliout the authority of the Secretary
oi War , and not then unless ho can
prove to tho satisfaction of tho Secre
tary. that his income Avill be sufficient
to support himself and liis family. Such
a rule prevails in Germany. Avith the
result that a lot of rich , and in many
cases , silly girls , have been brought in
to army circles ; class distinction has
been fostered and army officers there
haAe become indolent , insolent and
The best army officers in tho world
have been bred in this country and
Avithont interference by the Govern
ment in their priA-ate domestic affaiis.
The great American generals Avoro. as
a rule , married men , having families
dependent upon them , and although
their salaries AA'oro small in compari
son Avith those paid to officers of like
rank IIOAV , they contrived to get along
and usually do something better than
make both ends meet. Yankee soldiers
haAo been accustomed io go into battle
to tho time of "The Girl T Loft Be
hind Me , " and this custom is likely to
be kept up long after General Corbin
shall have ceased to ape the customs
so dear to the heart of tho Kaisor and
his Avould-be rival , President Roose
T " " " " " " " * ' * '
"r"i/\iTr"f"r" " " ITT * * TIT / " * * / > IT
Everlasting1 Habit of Republicans of
Grasping Credit For All Good.
Claiming all virtues for the Repub
lican party , and telling Avhat "AVO"
have done does not stop criticism , but ,
rather , tends to arouse suspicion that
the charges made against Republican
policies aud practice cannot be dis
proved. That tho tariff-fostered trusts
are plundering the people by greatly
increasing the cost of living is too pat
ent for a bold denial to count Avith a
A'oter , Avho is paying from thirty to
forty per cent , more for necessaries of
living than in 1S97.
Claiming that Avages have been ad
vanced at the same ratio as the cost
of liA'ing AA'ill not convince the Avork-
inan that has had his Avages reduced
that prosperity is rampant , although
Roosevelt may boast and Fairbanks
smilingly may say so.
Standing pat may suit the trusts , but
claiming that everything is so fa
vorable under Republican policies that
no change is needed is poor consolation
for those who find themselves being
plundered by the trusts , Avith their in
come standing still so that their abil
ity to pay has decreased one-third. It
is easy to claim , but difficult to ex
plain Avhen the facts are against you.
German Citizens Rallying.
The Republican neAvspapers of Chi
cago are using columns of valuable
space in hysterical efforts to prove
that Carl Schurz is a "has been , " and
utterly without influence among Ger
man-Americans. MeaiiAvhile tUp com
ing of Mr. Schurz is aAvaited Avith the
interest German-Ameri
greatest by -
cans Avho are daily enrolling by hun
dreds in the German-American Parker
Parker Stock Is Up-
One of the mos triking instances of
the appreciation of Judge Parker's
letter of acceptance was its reception
in Wall Street. Brokers Avho had been
betting on the outcome of the election ,
offering long odds in faA'or of Roose
velt , after reading the letter prepared
by Judge Parker , 'reduced the odds
they had been giA-ing and Parker stock
up materially.
George B. Cortelyou Tapping Corpora *
lions For Campaign Funds a
Grave Question.
Your record in your own words , Mr.
President , SIOAA-S that you began your
crusade for the regulation of the great
corporations AA'ith an insistent appeal
for "Publicity in the interests of the
public. " You seemed determiied to
vindicate thti people's right to 'inspect
and examine the Avorkings of the great
corporations engaged in interstate com
merce. " even if it Avere necessary to
amend the Constitution of the United
States , believing , Avith many corpora
tion lawyers o" your OAVII party and
of the Democratic party , for that mat
ter that the Sherman hnA' Avas uncon
stitutional. You demanded this Pub
licity "as a right from all corporations
affected by the law , " and "not as a fa-
A'or from some corporations. "
Your persistence in a good cause
finally triumphed. Congress , under the
pressure of the public opinion that you
had so skilfully f.irected , enacted the
legislation you asked for. It created
a Department of Commerce , Avith a Bu
reau of Corporations. It extended the
scope of the Interstate Commerce l
to forbid the giving cr receiving of re
bates. It passed an act providing for
the special advancement in the United
States courts of cases arising under
the anti-trust huvs. It gave you the
extraordinary , the unprecedented ap
propriation of § 500,000 to enforce stat
utes prohibiting combinations and con
spiracies in restraint of trade.
' . * * " " *
* ! * & ?
The first thing to Co. as you said in
your speech at Wheeling. AVJIS to "find
out the facts. " Your initial step Avas
to appoint as your Secretary of Com
merce your private secretary , Geor ,
B. Cortelyou. The Bureau of Corpora
tions AA'as organized February 2J ( , 1'JO.
more than nineteen months , more
than ' eighty Aveeks exactly 5S3 days
ago yes , exactly Five Hundred and
Eighty-three Days ago.
Will you kindly tell the country :
1. After these .ISC days cf supposed
activity and official duty , hoAA' much
more does the public ICIIOAV about the
conduct and management of these
great corporations than it kneAV. be
fore ? -
2. After the e"S3 days of supposed
activity and official duty , Avhat single
Avitness has been subpoenaed ?
o. After these oS3 days of supposed
activity and official duty , AA'hat single
Avitness has been compelled to testify ?
4. After these 5S3 days of supposed
activity and official duty. Avhat docu
mentary evidence has been produced ?
o. After these "IS , ' ) days of supposed
activity and official duty , AA'hat corpor
ation magnate has been compelled to
testify under oath as to secret rebates
on freight charges or other acts of con
spiracy in restraint of trade ?
a. After these HS'j days of supposed
activity and official duty , Avhat does
tho public knoAV about the Avorl : of this
bureau of publicity ?
Is there a corporation in tho United
States. Mr. President , Avhose affairs are
administered in greater secrecy than
are the affairs of your Bureau of Cor
porations. Avhich Avas created to afford
"Publicity in the interest of the pub
lic ? "
Does the public know any loss about
the internal Avorkings of the Standard
Oil Company , for example , than it does
about the internal Avorkings of this
Bureau of Corporations ?
Yet in your letter of acceptance you
have may I call it the magnificent au
dacity ? to declare of inc act creating
this bureau and of the related acts :
The Congress that created the Bu
reau of Corporations. Avhich. you say.
has been administered "Avilh entire
efficiency , " gave you tho unique , the
extraordinary appropriation of $500.-
000 to enforce existing laAVs against
What is your record in tho expendi
ture of this money ? About $20,000 of
it has been'spent for the purpose to
Avhich it AA-as appropriated. The rest
has boon lying idle in the Treasury for
583 days.
9 -I * * *
Do you moan to say that you are in
possession of all the "data" as to the
"organization , conduct and manage
ment" of the business of those corpora-
tions ? It AA-as to collect such data that
tho bureau was created.
Do you mean to say that this infor
mation , or so much thereof as you have
required , has been "made publicas
the laAV says it "shall be ? " It was to
insure such publicity that you asked
for this legislation.
On the contrary , Mr. President , is it
not true that not one Avord. not one syl
lable , not one letter has ever appeared
of that proper publicity about Avhich
you talk so glibly ?
But Avhen your Presidential cam
paign began and Mr. Cortelyou had
learned all he needed to knoAV of the
secret business affairs of the great
corporations , you made this Grand In
quisitor of Corporations Chairman of
your National Committee.
And Avhy ? AYas Mr. Cortelyou a
member of the National Committee ?
Xo. Was he a member of any commit
tee. State or local ? Xo. Had he any
reputation or experience as a campaign
manager ? Xo. Did the veteran politi
cians of your party desire his appoint
ment ? Xo. Was there could there be
any reason for his appointment ex
cept that he knows from "diligent in
vestigation" the business secrets of
these great corporations upon Avhich
you depend for your campaign fund ?
* * * *
You will pardon a delicate question ,
Mr. President , but when the most in
telligent Mr. Cortelyou goes out to col
lect money for your campaign fund , af
ter spending the night in your hospit
able home , is it conceivable that these
corporations do not assume that he rep
resents in a peculiarly personal man
ner the President of the United States ?
Herman Ridder ( XeAV York ) I con
sider Judge Parker's letter strong and
What Providence Gave and What
Congress is Taking Away.
The people cannot be fooled all the
Facts arc stubborn. Whip them
aTmmd as you will , mask them , dis
guise them ; they will , nevertheless ,
come out to bear witness to the truth.
The Republican party seeks to I'ool
the people. It has sought to mask
facts , to disguise them.
The Democratic party seeks to re
place the facts before the people that
they may bear witness to the truth.
The people want the truth.
V * *
The Republican party claims that
the so-called "era of prosperity" is due
to the Avisdom of party policy in en
acting tariff and other legislation.
President Roosevelt has endeavored
to portray "prosperity'7 by stating in
his letter of acceptance that Avages
have been increased during the last
few years in greater proportion than
the cost of living.
NOAV , the faces refute ihe President's ,
statement. These facts are derived
from statistics from records. They
show that the increase in wages is
twelve per cent. , the increase in the
eost : of UA'ing is thirty-seven per cent.
Therefore , before the "era of prosper
ity" the man Avho earned $1.50 a day
could buy goods as then valued to the
amount of $1.30 ; during the "era of
prosperity" the same man received for
the same labor $1.G3 , but the same
goods Avould cost him $2.33 ; or , putting
it in another Avay , Avhere one dollar's
Avorth of labor Avas worth one dollar's
Avorth of merchandise before the era ,
during "the last few years , " President
Roosevelt's years of prosperity , one
dollar's Avorth of labor Avasworth
seventy-one and a half cents' Avorth of
* a *
The farmer , the hired man , the
miner , the day laborer , the mechanic in
every department of industry , the
bookkeeper , clerk and shop girl to-day
finds that "everything is dearer. " The
rule admits of no exceptions. Labor
receives its Avages in money. At the
counter the A'aluc of the dollar Avhen it
is to be exchanged for merchandise has
shrunk in its purchasing power to sev
enty-one and one-half cents ,
o * *
It is a fact that conditions favorable
to this Nation became apparent in
3S07 ; conditions Avliich to-day should
have blessed farmer , manufacturer
and merchant , laborer , clerk and me
chanic. Even a Republican Congress
and a Republican Executive could not
Avholly mar the bounty of Providence.
It is a fact that in 181)7 , by reason
of the failures of the Avheat crop in
the Argentines and Southern Russia ,
the harbors of NOAV York and IJoston
Avere filled with vessels seeking Avheat
for Great Britain and Europe. Wheat
leaped to $1 per bushel. Millions in
gold , the purchase money , floAved in to
the country. The farmers bought mer
chandise of all kinds. This started
"the boom. " Factories and mills be
came busy , railroads Avere choked Avith
freight , and the labor markets were
emptied of the unemployed. This Avas
due to Providence that gave the coun
try abundant crops Avhen all the earth ,
elsewhere , failed to supply breadstuff's.
But the farmer working in his fields
to produce this Avealth little thought
that if Providence had come to his
assistance by providing him high prices
for his Avheat that his fellow man
Avould exact higher prices from him for
the merchandise he required. Yet this
is what a Republican Congress did.
By its protective tariff it shut the
gates of the Nation to foreign compe
tition , by its patronage of manufac
turers it enabled them to combine , and
so prices for manufactured goodswere
advanced and imposed on the farmer.
Thus by the tariff and trusts was trib
ute Avrung from the farmer.
* *
Every farmer's Avifo knoAvs what ? he
paid oight years ago and she knows
what she is forced to pay to-day. Ev
ery farmer knoAvs Avliat he then paid
and AA-hat he now pays. If to-day the
farmer sells his wheat , corn and rye.
liis steer , sheep and hogs at a good
price , it is no reason for his being
compelled to pay higher prices for his
merchandise. There is no reason , save
that of the tariff and the trusts , that he
should find his dollar is only exchange
able for seventy-one and a half cents
of the protected manufactured goods.
Of course , a high tariff fills the Treas
Of course , it takes much money to
rebuild and refurnish the White House
mid to rebuild and refurnish the Presi
dent's yacht Mayflower but it comes
n'etty hard on the American farmer
: o reduce his dollar to seventy-one
uul a half cents.
ShoAvs the Fraud of It.
How the tariff operates and the
: rusts give our oAvn people the worst of
it can hardly be better illustrated than
in the case of steel rails sold in Can
ada and the United States. There is
a railway Avhich runs along the border
betAveen the two countries , sometimes
in its course being on this side and
sometimes across the border. It is re
markable that rails for use on the
Canadian part of the railway are sold
for $21 a ton , Avhile those for use on
the American side cost the same road
$28 a ton. This : - . the case of one
road. The NCAV York Central is an
other raihvay Avhich has' to undergo
the same experience illustrative of the
inequalities of the protective tariff
system , and IIOAV it operates against
the very people it proposes to protect.
"Telegram" Not Fooled.
The NOAV York Evening Telegram
declines to be fooled by the absurd
boastings of , the inspired organs of the
G. 0. P. Not only does this enterpris-
ing'and AA'ide-aAvake independent neAvs-
paper refuse to credit these improb
able yarns , but it actually prints a
map showing the political situation as
it appears to be to-day to impartial
observers. The only absolutely certain
Roosevelt territory , according to the
Telegram , is New England and a part
of the Middle West. Perhaps the Tel
egram errs in not giving the Republi
cans a better show on the Pacific
Coast , but Avith this exception , its prog
nostications may not be sn far out of
the .way.
President Koosevelt's Pension Order
by Commissioner Ware.
Commissioner of Pensions E. F.
Ware undertakes to justify President
Roosevelt's action in the matter of
the age limit pension order , which is
declared to haA-e been unconstitutional
by the Parker Constitutional Club of
New York and in contravention of Sec
tion ! ) of Article I. , Avhich reads as
follOAA's :
"No money shall be drawn from the
Treasury , but in consequence of appro
priations made by laAV. "
In the course of his argument in de
fense of the President's action , Mr.
Ware says :
"The passage of the appropriation
bill recognizing the validity of the
order and A-oting the money to carry it
out ended the consideration of the rem
edies proposed. "
That settles it , according to the
reasoning of Mr. Ware , but the fact
remains that it Avas an action Avhich he
should not have presumed to take un
der the power of making regulations
for carrying into effect the statute of
Congress. Congress had a right to en
act that the attainment of a certain
. vge created a presumption of inability.
It Avas besought to do it and it refused.
It has been Iresought to do it at every
session since the disabilitact Avas
passed , and it has not done it. The
proper discretion of the Executive in
making regulations was limited to car
rying out the laAV as enacted , and did
not include a regulation relieving the
applicant from the operation of the law
Avliich required that actual disability
should be established by proof. Ac
cording to The new regulation , disabil
ity needs not to be proved , but must
be assumed on an age basis , precisely
what Congress has never sanctioned.
To Hasten Time For the Triumph
ol Democratic Principles by Sup
port ol" Parker.
Persistent reports are being circu
lated both Fast and West that Colonel
William J. Bryan Avill not .support the
Democratic nominees in the coming
Presidential election. The latest of
these reports is attributed to Chan
cellor E. Benjamin AndreAVS , of Ne
braska University.
"At the present time , " Chancellor
Andrews is quoted as saying , "there is
every chance that Roosevelt Avill secure
the electoral vote of Nebraska , that
tho Republican State ticket will be
elected , and that the Fusion element
Avill dominate the Legislature and elect
W. J. Bryan next Senator from that
State. "
In complete refutation of the sugges
tion quoted above , one has only to read
Colonel Bryan's attitude to the Na
tional ticket as set forth in a ringing
speech delivered by him in Missouri
in the early part of the campaign , in
Avhich he urged all Democrats to sup
port the ticket faithfully. In the
course of this speech , Colonel Bryan
said : |
'I believe in the triumph of every
righteous principle and I have such
faith in the rightness of our cause that
I ran not afraid that any policy in
which AVC have confidence can be de
feated by the election of a Democratic
President , even though he may not
agree Avitii us on all questions. If he
will help us romoA-o the issues which
noAV distract attention and prevent a
consideration of economic questions.
AA-O can await tho time Avhen the people-
can again giA-e their attention to the
industrial situation. You can hasten
the coming of this time by your sup
port of the Democratic ticket. "
Justice Brewer's Attitude in Accord
With That of the Democratic
Mr. Justice BroAver. of tho Supreme :
Court. Avill get into trouble if he keeps
on talking as he did yesterday at St.
Louis about the Constitution A\S. the
Republican policy inthe Philippines.
Why. he apparently taks the same
view as Judge Parker ! This is in flat
violation of the only common hnv that
the President kno\vs the hnv. name
ly , that good Republicans must swal
low their convictions and support all
that ho does. Judge BrcAA-or should
remember that he Avas a Republican
before he Avas a jurist. lie Avas not
put on the bench to furnish aid and
comfort to the Democrats. Imagine a
Republican Senate ever confirming his
appointment to the Supreme Court if
it had imagined that he would balk
at finding the LIAV for AA-hatevor the
party Avanted to do ! The Justice. AVO
dare say. Avould draAv himself up if any
suggestion Avore made to him that he
ought to be a partisan on the bench ,
and Avould ruffle in Lord Coke's style
about doing "as bocometh a1 judge ; " '
but-he sho'ild understand that Aveare
changing all that in those high-flying
days Avhon a President announces that
ho Avill pay no attention to any Consti
tutional provision Avhich. in his opin
ion , would reduce him to "impotence. "
NeAV York Evening Post.
Journal of Canicrce and Neiv York
Commercial Gratified by Parlicr-s
' Letter.
There are tAvo important daily UQAVS-
papcrs published in NCAV York that are ,
distinctly devoted to the interests of
trade aud commerce , and both'express ,
hearty approA-al "of Judge Park
er's vioAvs on political questions , as'ex
pressed in his letter of acceptance.
Those papers are the Journal of Com
merce and the NOAV York Commercial. "
The former is independent in politics ,
but of Democratic leanings , so that
what is has to say of the letter may nnt
be as significant as are the utterances
of the Commercial. Avhich "alsois nn
independent journal , but Avith inclin
ations toward Republicauisni. The
Commercial expresses its appreciation
of the letter , as a Avhole. calling it
"dignified , temperate and conserva
tive , and calculated to Avin recruits
for the cause Judge Parker repre
sents. "
Referring to the candidate's hand
ling of the" tariff and-reciprocity ques
tions , the Commercial declares that
"the Judge has dealt a stinging blow'
at the Republican party. " - . :
Fig res of Prices on Gjods Exporlei
I iposs Kepubiicasi Protetioa Policy.
1'or a Republican paper the NPTT
York Sun take a sensible view of tho
recent large increase in the export of.
American manufactured goods , for it
declares that while the showing is en
couraging , there is no occasion as yet
to "point with pride" to the record.
Great as tho increases are in certain
cases , the Sun observes that in ione
is the increase greater than tho sales
of one good-sized concern.
But the Sun omits to state Hint in
some of the instances of Avhlcli it
makes mention , the increase AV.IS lu&
very largely to the fact that the g 1 < ?
wore sold to tho foroiirn c. > nsum < r at
much lower prices than our u ' < " at
home have to pafor identical i'rti-
cios. For instance , the Sun shows
our export of agricultural implen-it3
has increased from $ . . ( ! fM.0i ( ) to Sll-
000.000. This seems at first tho'js'it a ?
most extraordinary gain , but it is r.ot
so Avhen we consider thafairricuitural
implements made in this country are
sold in Europe at from ton to twe'-ty-
thrpp per cent , less than the can : " im
plements can be bought for her. A !
churn , either cylinder or t'lormoir" ( r ,
is sold abroad twenty-three per 'lib
cheaper than at homo ; a corn-shrl'or '
is sold abroad twenty per cent. i'hrf.p-
othan at home ; grain mills ihor. e )
eleven per cent , cheaper : cultivators
( harrow ) ) twenty-three per cent.ap ! -
er : cultivators ( handi. seventeen per
cr'iit. cheaper. What is true of riri'i-
cuitura ! implements is likewise 1'Mie
of hardware , our exports of which.
haA'o increased in A'alue by several mil
lion dollars. American-mailo hardware
of every description is sold to the peo
ple of Europe at prices far below
Avhat our o\vn people are obliged to
nay. For example , snirit levels can be- ]
bought in Europe thirty p r cent.
ch"aprr than they can bo bouirht hrre ;
tube scrapers can be hul abroad at
wices averaging ilnrty-thrc prr < 'onr.
less than the prices : : sked at hnmo ;
au'zur bit sticks , twenty pnr ci : it. :
drilling inn chines , fifteen per contrl
breast drills , thirty-three prtr p : t. ;
hammers. cro\vbars and s"eiltr : . < % 'av-
on per cent : butcher sa\vs. thirtv-i've
per cent. : spades and shovel * , thirty-i
three per cent. : eairlo hor = e p'oxvs.
Iwenty-iiA-o nor cent. : M. E. chilled
plows ? , seventeen nrr cent.
In our export of engines and bo'iers
there has also been a laH'e inert . > e ,
but this is due to a considera" le ex-1
tent to the fact that ihoso nnd otl'eri
articles comins : under-the. hend of ma- |
chinery are sold abroad at prices
livs betwof-n twenty-throe and thirty-j
eiirht ] ) er cent. boloAV the prices asked j
at hono.
A ropresontative of { ho
National ronuniit e miiflo an J P' '
estimate of the A-alu ° r.f a sin I'1
about to le shipped from Xow York I
to South'Africa. Thij cnr o wa - jint
on board l v tho finM of Funch. Evdej
.t f'o. . of NPAV Yorkan I it co < Hie
buyers in South Africa ? 212.M. ( T'IP
same e.-ir'.ro. had it been sold to v rs
in Nov.York , would have co t . '
0-1" ) . Tinjs no a cargo of this one ]
small S'tonmor ( of only : ? S70 tonsPC'S -
ter ) .1 rebate of S,3.4Sl : * Avas made in [
fnvor of foreicrners. . '
In otiio ? ' words , owi'ig lo 1h
lien n hiL'h tariff taxes. Avhich permit I
tlie trusts to charge lifi ii prlc s to
homo' consumers Avitliout fear of for-1
oign competition , this oho smnll C.TI
r-ost Aiuorican consumers S. . " 1. orl
1.1.7 per p nt. more than iho THK S are !
crlad to sell thosame .goods for in huv-j
ers on the other PMJ" of the gjobe. If , [
on a cargo of one little steamer. Amer
icans aiv mulcted in su h m1 ano'inr.1
it is perfectly clear lliat in ti c.i of
exnorts .runninir into tlie inllllv of ]
dollars , tho money practically
from the pockets of home consumer-si
AA'ould betremendous. .
No AA-ondor some people speak rf ' " \q\ \
Dingloy tariff"as the "robber tariff. "
ii , Au _ i ui.
Hypocrisy of a Nciv England II ° : wi >
Jican Platform.
For sublime effrontery and H'iM isIi-
ing falsehood , Avould be hard to bt
this , declaration which appear * .n the
platform of the New Hampshire Re
publicans : "Thf" Republican pany.
since it Avas restored to power , has
fought a su'cceahiul Avar with Spain
It is a matterof .history that the Mc-
Kinloy Administration did everythin
In its power to aA-oid a Avar Avith Sj'.rn
butAvas forced to rndertake It be-
cause of. the popular agitation in faAOirj
of it. Avhich Avas shared alike by Dm -
ocrars and Republicans in
and by the press of uoth parties. In
its' inception the Avar was entijroiyj
just. There Avere at least as many
Democrat as Republicans actively !
engaged" aud the decisive
at Mnnila and Santiago AVOIV struck
by Dewey and Scliley. both of AvhomJ
arii Democrats. - ' .
.For Ayhat lias been tione in Cuba , !
Poftp Rico an'ci' the Philippine
the war was bvaught to a MIc. . s-l'ul
conclusion , .the Republican pany is !
welcome to 'a'ssii'me tfie respoii-il Ility.j
These include the negotiation of a.1
treatyAvith , Cuba. Avhich has lr > lped
to make theCubans our ruth-
orman our friends : the suby. < Ion of
the Filipinos , AVJIO Avero strut ; : . . : > g Le-
roicaily for freedom , and who > : ere our
allies "in drivingSpain from tlio Isl-
and. " , the .trampling tuider foot of tLe
Declaration of Indppeirdem- . ' . .i.d the
buncoing of thepeople of Pio K > o ,
Avho arnow in a Avorse pl'i , . in.
some 'respects taan : tbey v'r > A.-Leuj
underSpanish rule. And to vim itl
all up. the Republican party i > eniltled
to Avhatever"credit it can get from the
substitution. of ' . 'imperialism" for "con-
stitutionalism" andthe addition of
$000.000.000 to the oppressiveburden
of taxation upon the American people.
Governor Aycocl'c" Speatc.
Governor Charles B. Ayi-o l : . ofj
North Carolina , Avill speak in s veralj
of the doubtful States tho iast tAA-o > J
Aveeks of the campaign' . His time hasj
been divided as fo'oAvs ! : West Yir-j
ginia , October 24 , 23 : Indiana , October !
20 to 20. inclusive : Connecticut , Octo- |
ber ol , November lNe-w ; Jersey , Xo- |
veinber 2 and 3 ; Maryland , November !
5. He isr one of the ablest of Southern !
' "
speaker's , , . .