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Mcacllan's Tribute to tlie Sol
diers of Our Small Array.
Progress of the Campaign Conneoted
On by Persons of All Shades cf
Political Thought Imperial
ism No Issue.
A missionary was sent to convert
Dewey to Democracy at Manila. He
represent I'd the most potential politicians
rn the Democratic party 1 hose who could
have given him the nomination if he
would have consented to a few-line senti
ments and glittering generalities. If
Dewey bud consented at Manila to be a
Democratic candidate he would un
questionably have been the candidate.
He would have been an imperialist some
thing like; an imperialist wo.ildn't have
hurt taiv Democrats a bit. The Demo
cratic party wouldn't have cared a rap
about imperialism nor about silver at ltJ
to 1 or at 33 to 1. They would have
Cone iu mi the heroics. They would have
celebrated a conqueror as their candi
date, and been glad and proud and stuck
up and happy to support a man who had
hod bloed. conquered territory and sur
rounded the world with his glories. That
h what the Democracy wanted. Murat
Whoever attempts under whatever pop
ular cry to shake the stability of the pub
lic currency and bring ou distress in
money matters, stabs your interest and
your happiness to the heart. Daniel
Webster, in the Senate Jun. 31, 1834.
"Militarism," "Imperialism," are terms
used by newspapers, politicians and plat
forms to scare the people and catch
votes. They are weapons utterly
groaadiess snes of the most demagogic
import used to stir the people which no
well-balanced statesmen or newspaper
wrH nse. There is no more danger of
either condition iu this great intelligent
severity million freemen and great aggre
gation of States fortified by those States'
rights recognized by our constitution and
unstained by our courts, than there is of
England becoming an absolute despotism.
O&ntou (Miss.) Times, Dem.
All the incidents of the past prove that
the army will never have the disposition
to Jeopardize the free institutions of the
ooontry. Our nation would be safe in
deed, far all time, did the mass of its cit
izens place upon its institutions the same
intelligent appreciation as that in which
Hiey are held by the army, and were
honor. Integrity and respect for the laws
as much the rule among the people as
they are iu the army, which has given too
many proofs of heroism, of integrity, of
devotion to the country, to be regarded
as a source of danger. On the contrary,
he who understands its history must re
gard It with pride and satisfaction as one
f the chief ornaments of the nation, as
a school wherein are taught and prac
ticed the virtues of valor, self-denial,
obedience and patriotism, and as an in
stitution which has never called the blush
of shame to the face of an American.
George B. McClellan, Democrat, and
nominee for the presidency in 1804.
There are 6,000 people connected with
the glass business in Indiana alone and
their votes will make the State go for
McKinley. We are only protecting our
interests. Our wages have been raised
IB per cent in the past two years, 8 per
cent last year and 7 per cent this year,
just restoring the cut that was made un
der the Democratic administration in
1803. William Peck, Glass Workers
Bryan's name is a household word in
every Philippine hut. They are thor
oughly familiar with his anti-expansion
lews, and in him think they see their
"deliverer." His nomination and candi
dacy alone mean the loss of much prop
erty and many lives, for it will infuse
new life into the insurgent cause and
cause them to break out anew. R. M.
Shearer, Inspector of Customs, Mauban,
p. r.
Imperialism Is a false cry. Never have
1 seen a Republican who wants to be
a king. I am a military man, but I have
never been able to find out what they
mean by "militarism." If by "militar
ism" they mean they are opposed to our
young men learning the things that will
enable them to uphold the flag, then they
are opposed to patriotism. One of my
oas. Col. Guy Howard, was killed in
the Philippines while fighting for the
flag, and another one is fighting over
there now. Don't talk to me about tak
ing down our Sag and giving the Philip
pines away. It is an Insult. Gen. Oli
ver O. Howard.
The Republican party In Wyoming is
in excellent shape. The State is quite
prosperous. This is particularly trne of
the wool industry, which has been stim
ulated by the tariff and the general bus
iness revival throughout the country.
The wool growers all realize that their
future depends largely on the continu
ation of the prosperity which now pre
vails and 1 believe that they, to a man,
will support McKinley. Our people are
paying little attention to the so-called
Imperialism, but are content to think se
riously of the financial and tariff ques
tions. Wyoming will give a handsome
majority for McKinley and Roosevelt.
13. A. Slack, Cheyenne, Wyo.
We all know that there has ever been
a party in this government, since its foun
dations were first laid at Bunker Hill
ami Yorrtown, opposed to our territorial
xparaoo and aggrandizement. With
that party I have nothing in common, and
the history of my country shows that Its
power 4) nd its croaking prophecies of evil
have been disregarded, defied and spurn
ed by the chivalrous spirit of Anglo
Saxon blood, manifest destiny. American
progress or whatever you may choose to
call it. Daniel W. Voorhees of Indiana,
a Democrat, at Washington, D. C, Feb.
14. 1859. -
While I wish Mr. Bryan no ill fortvine,
1 deem his election as President would
be a misfortune to him and to the coun
try under present conditions. Tf elected
he would have such a heterogeneous
mass of discordant Democrats, Populists,
free silverites, green backers, anti-expansionists,
mossbacks and dissatisfied do
nothings to contend with that no harmo
nious or settled policy, legislative or ad
ministrative, could be established. Col.
Geo. W. Warder, Kansas City, Mo., a
Democrat who voed for Bryan in 1800.
Imperialism is no issue at all. There
is only one issue in this campaign, and
that concerns the business interests the
pocketbook issue. While the people are
threatened with another financial panic
and business depression their thoughts
are not going to be concentrated on any
cry of imperialism. It is folly to assert
that a little war over in the Philippine
.Islands is of more importance to the peo
ple of the United States than their indi
vidual and collective interests at home.
There is nothing like imperialism in the
policy of any political party in this conn
try, and, therefore, it is an impossible is
sue. Dr. George L. Miller of Omaha, a
sound money Democrat.
Our Foreign Trade in Corn.
Total exports of corn to all foreign
countries were, in 1800, 90.002.835 bush
els; iu 1890, 174,080,004 bushels. The
following shows the value of the exports
of beef and bog products in 1S96 and in
1800. 1800.
Beef $20,720,258 $28,045,544
Pork 10,030.727 4.017.200
Bacon and hams 02.331,151 40,112,010
Lard 42,208.402 33,580.851
To China. Japan. Asiatic Russia, Aus
tralia, Hawaii and the Philippine Isl
ands, exports of the following two corn
derived products were in 1800 and 1890
respectively in value:
1S99. 1890.
Provisions $900,775 $518,190
Fertilizers 730,531 114,988
What is a Tornado? is the question yon
will hear
Asked by every one you meet at this time
'. of the year.
It seems so awful stupid, that I often feel
To Cyclone with my intellect the whirl
wind of their mind.
Now, a full-grown Tornado, It is rery
seldom seen.
It leaves its tracks behind It, and you
know where it has been.
It comes so very sudden, and as quickly
doth depart,
That its coming and its going Is impress
ed upon your heart.
Now, I've told you all about It, there Is
nothing more to know,
Until early in November, when McKin
Jey's sure to show
A Monsoon and a Typhoon, with a whirl
wind on the side,
Galivanting through the country, tanning
Democratic hide.
James L. "Bromley kite" Pilling.
Bryan on Pensions.
Mr. Bryan's utterances abont the sol
diers of the Civil War are worth repeat
ing. Mr. Bryan, as editor of the Omaha
World-Herald, passed this Nov. 18, 1892:
"The next session of Congress will
have to wrestle with one deficiency of
$30,000,000. This Is on account of pen
sions. The appropriation for next year
must be not less than $150,000,000. It is
therefore easy arithmetic to perceive that
the appropriation that Congress must
make must aggregate not less than $186,
000,000. This tremendous sum would
in itself be enough to run a reasonable
government. One would not complain
if it were an honest debt, but a large pro
portion is not a debt because it was nev
er earned by any act of patriotism or
heroic service. The government is held
up and despoiled of no mean portion of
this and it seems helpless to defend it
self. One cannot help being curious to
know how many more years it will take
to exhaust the generation which feels
itself injured by the war. It is safe to
say that never did a generation display
such remarkable longevity."
Isn't it about time that Mr. Bryan was
attacking the Spanish war pensioners?
Railroad Building Is Active.
We built 5,100 miles of railroad in the
United States in the year ending June 30,
1900. We built 1.G50 miles in the year
ending June 30, 1805, when free trade
had ita disastrous trial.
My Dear Boy:
So your employer, Mr. Skinner, says
that "The Filipinos ought to have their
liberty and United Stares soldiers ought
to be in better business than making war
ou an innocent people and strangling the
life out of a new republic."
Since Mr. Skinner has put in a nutshell
the substance of Mr. Bryan's speech. I
shall dispose of Mr. Bryan and the whole
anti-imperialist crew in answering Mr.
Skinner. I know that you have but little
time to read and shall use the fewest
words possible, as I shall endeavor to
give you a clear, intelligent view of the
situation over in our new possessions.
1. Our soldiers are not strangling the
life out of a new republic, for the very
good reason that there never was any
republic in the Philippines. A republic
is a government by the people through
their chosen representatives. The people
of the Philippines never were consulted
abotit the so-called Filipino Republic.
Its head was a tricky young Tagalog
uamed Aguinaldo, who proclaimed him
self dictator and endeavored to make
himself so by force of arms. Republics
are not governed by a dictator. The form
of government which took the place of a
constitution in the so-called republic was
a lengthy personal decree of Aguinaldo
himself. It was not a republic but a
despotism which he sought to establish.
The people of the Philippine Islands are
made up of many different tribes, Negri
tos, Tagalogs, Moros, Visayans, and more
than fifty others. These tribes are sep
arate in blood, sympathies, and to a large
extent in language. In addition to them
there are thousands of Spaniards, Ger
mans, Americans, and people of other na
tions who are resident there, and whose
persons and property are to be protect
ed. In addition to all these are large
numbers of Mestizos, people whose moth-
ers were native I' ilipinos, but whose fath
ers were Japanese. Chinese or Spaniards.
There is no probability that one-half
or one-third of all these vast numbers of
people would consent to be governed by
Aguinaldo and the Tagalog tribe which
he represents.' Many of them would cer
tainly fight against it. The abandon
ment of the islands by the United States
army would mean, not liberty to the peo
ple, hut war among themselves, result
ing in either despotism or anarchy.
2. The United States has never made
war upon the Filipinos. We have not
even been engaged in war, offensive or
A Wisconsin Farmer and Ex-Justice
of the Peace to His Nephew.
Yes, Jonathan, that Indianapolis
speech as you say, is very fine and lots
of it. Mr. Bryan is a schmart man
enough, but I kvit him for the sake of
his "sixteen to one" humbug, and the
demonstration at Indianapolis makes me
kvit him more. He says he was rigiit
then and the people wrong, and that he
is right now and the good people must
now apologize by electing him President.
The other fellows in the convention at
Kansas City have not so much faith, but
they have hopes, so they compromise
with Mr. Bryan and raise a crop of ca
lamity imperialism mixed with the "six
teen to oue" old seed, saying to them
selves, "Where one don't grow the other
Did you ever try to drive in the barn
with your bay-load too big on one side
too much haw on one side and too much
wheels on the other? Yes, you did: and
yon didn't say, "Uncle Hugo, we needn't
unload, all we do is to back out and
paramount another big lot of hay on the
other side; then we drive in the barn all
I will tell yon a little trne story which
reminds me of this loading up at Kansas
City with the reaffirmation business and
the "paramount imperialism" on the top.
A very nice talking man called on my
father one day to enkvire for sheep and
calves to buy. They soon struck a bar
gain in which he was to pay tventy dol
lars fortwo calves and six sheep. That
was before greenbacks. He offered my
father a tventy dollar bill, but as he was
afraid of "wild cat money" (there was
plenty of it in those days) my father said
he wanted Hard money. After much nice
talk from the man my father said: "No,
I rather have the sheep and calves."
Then the man went on with his fine talk
and complimented the Germans, saying
pleasant things about the "German inde
pendence of character."
So they were about to part on friendly
terms when the dealer took an awful
kvick fancy to one of our horses. Pretty
soon a bargain was struck for one hun
dred dollars. When the buyer came to
pay, however. Re pulled out eighty dol
lars in silver and gold and that same
tventy dollar bill. Then there was talk
till yon couldn't rest, but my father said
nt last: "No, I rather have the horse "
The stranger answered: "Well, I ge
yon my note for the bill," but my f
- sZ ...
defensive, against the Filipinos as a peo
ple. The Filipinos number probably ten
millions of- people arid two millions of
men capable of bearing arms. If they
were united in war against us, the little
army which we have there would scarce
ly be a circumstance in their way. But
the majority of the Filipinos- arc a quiet,
docile people, not disposed to tight and
not engaged in the insurrection now prac
tically quelled. Aguinaldo had compar
atively few supporters outside of his own
tribe, the Tagalogs. who comprise prob
ably one-tenth of the whole mass of Fili
pinos., He, in his mad effort for abso
lute rule, attacked the forces of the Unit
ed Stales, and we were compelled to quell
the insurrection.
3. The United States troops are in the
Philippines for the protection of the peo
ple from murder, rapine and misrule, and
for the preservation of law, order and
property rights. For many years there
have been robber bands in the mountains
who would from time to time light down
upon the villages and rob and murder the
people. The Spaniards paid no attention
to the interior, but protected only the
coast. Last spring oue of these bands
attacked a Filipino village and, in addi
tion to the robbery and killing, carried
away thirty Filipino women to the hills.
Two companies of United States soldiers
pursued them, attacked and dispersed the
band, and restored the women to their
friends. We are bringing to these islands
true liberty, "Liberty protected by law."
4. The possession and control of these
islands came to us providentially, unex
pectedly and unsought. They are ours
by treaty, and a treaty .which Mr. Bry
an approved. We are responsible to the
nations of the earth and to the Judge
of all the earth for their care. We ac
cept the responsibility in the fear of God
and the love of humanity. T may not live
to see it, my boy, but if yon live twenty
years yon will see the most marvelous
development in the world's history in the
Philippines. Good roads, good schools,
the development of agriculture, manufac
tures and mining, the introduction of
American push and energy among the
people, railroads, and a hundred other
means of transformation. You will see
there twenty millions of contented and
prosperous people who will rejoice in'
their liberty and their privileges and be
proud of their relations to the greatest
of all nations, the United States of Amer
ica. And then, my boy, every Democrat
in America will swear that he always
was in favor of that thing and that he
was ever an expansionist of the first
water. YOU It FATHER.
replied: "No, money not good enough to
buy sheep won't buy a horse; perhaps you
pay your note with such a bill.
Well, Jonathan, I think of that cattle
dealer when I read what Mr. Bryan says
of the independence of the German vot
ers in his recent speeches, and especially
when his subject is "sixteen to one" and
the sturdy independence of the German
Perhaps you don't remember, Jonathan,
when yonr cousin; my Gertrude, used to
have calls from a dandy young man. He
sometimes sent her fine roses by his little
brother from the village. I got suspi
cious of that young man, Jonathan, and
by and by he stopped all at once coming
to see Gertrude. You want to know
why, Jonathan? Because one day he
was driving by, down the road, and 1' said
very kindly and sociable like to him:
"My young friend, I guess you neednt
trouble to bring or send any more roses
to Gertrude because she says she likes
'em fresher than when you send 'em
she has permission to help herself."
You see, I watch that young man when
he goes home late one early morning, and
I saw him steal my roses on the way out
of the front lot, and in the evening next
following he sent 'em to Gertrude. If
he only keeps the roses for his partikler
friends in the village it wouldn't so much
matter; but when he steals them to make
himself solid with my little Gertrude, he
reminds me of Bryan quoting from Abe
Lincoln's speeches to try to make the peo
ple think how much his party lores the
people when all the time before, the
Democrats had no nse for Mr. Lincoln.
Lincoln was a great Republican, whom
to love is fashionable, even with Demo
crats now. But when their great man,
Mr. Bryan, offers Republican voters
roses out of Lincoln's garden they nat
urally feel like Gertrude they like 'em
fresher, and they have permission to help
Gold Supply Nearly Doubled.
Mr. Bryan said in 1890, "We want the
free coinage of silver because there is
not enough gold in the country to run
the finances." When he said this the
amount of gold in circulation was $498,
449,242. Since then the amount of gold
in the country has increaserd to $814,.
003,155 in May, 1900, and is almost dou
bled. Is this "enongh" for Mr. Bryan,
or has free silver some peculiar super
natural power over human aaffirs, that
Mr. Bryan still insists on the 42-cent
i! llar? A cloud "with a silver iininn"
-"' tefoju ?a b'n.
! In Attempting to Moke Party Capital
t.ut of the Shipping Kill They Show
1 tieniHel vc to lie About livenly li-
vhlcil For and Against it.
The Democratic leaders Iu Congress
have been making elaborate prepara
tions V make the shipping bill a cam
paign issue. They have attempted to
terrorize the Republicans into the aban
donment of tlie bill at the present ses
sion at least. It is not known bow much
the foreign shipping lobby is willing to
contribute to the Democratic campaign
fund if the blips Consideration Us defer
red until the short session. Postpone
ment, say the foreign shipping lobby,
means the bill's defeat.
A $200,000,000 a year business is the
stake. If Democratic threats of filibus
tering' are effective enoagh to induce
Republicans to postpone the considera
tion of the shipping bill, the foreign
shipping lobby, their free trade allies
and Democratic dupes will each have
carried their point.
j?tuocrattc success up to this time
Is the more amazing, as their own dis
organization on this question is dis
closed. It would be imagined that they
would be united in opposition to the
bin, if intending to make a campaign
issue of it. Just the reverse Is the case.
They ore about evenly divided for and
against it. This is shown by the two
minority reports that have been riled
by the Democratic members of the
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Committee. The first report filed was
signed by Messrs. William Actor Clian
ler. of New- York: John H. Small, of
North Carolina, and Joseph E. Rans
de.ll. of Louisiana. Their report advo
cates government aid and opposes free
ships. Their suggested amendments to
the bill are not of a character to seri
ously minimize its effectiveness.
The other four Democratic members
of the House .Merchant Marine and
Fisheries Committee who signed the
other report are Messrs. John F. Fitz
gerald, of Massachusetts; Marion De
Vrles. of California; Thomas Speight,
of Mississippi, and Witt. D. Daly, of
New Jersey. Their support opposes
subsidies and in effect advocates free
ships. Their report, said to have been
written by an attorney of the foreign
steamship lines, is largely an attack
upon the only American steamship line
engaged in the transatlantic trade.
The odium attaching to the Demo
crats who are fighting the battle of the
foreign shipping lobby in Congress, and
who advocate the purchase of ships
built abroad, instead of their construc
tion in the United States, presents them
iu a very sorry figure. They will be
infinitely more busy in defending their
own attitude ou this question than they
can be in assailiug that of the Repub
licans and a large contingent of their
own party, associates. The Democratic
leaders had made desperate efforts to
prevent a public disclosure of their dif
ferences, but the courage of nearly one
half of the minority made further con
cealment of their condition impossible.
The Democratic members of the com
mittee who advocate government aid
by independently filing their report in
advance of the submission of the other
minority report, forced the signers of
the latter to lamely limp last Into the
public eye. Their hopeless division
shows how utterly impossible it will be
for them to make a successful cam
paign issue of the shipping question.
If Democrats attack a government
aided shipping. Democrats who have
the best of the argument may be quoted
In answer. Republican ammunition with
which to refute Democratic attacks of
this character need not be used It is
furnished by- the more honest and cour
ageous of the Democrats themselves.
'lb 8 is a situation which seems al
most prov.dential for the united Re
publicans. They seem to lie assured of
the votes of a large eont ngnt pjssl
bly one-half of the Democrats in the
House iu favor of the ship subsidy bill,
if it Is brought up for passage now.
Such an opportunity has not been pre
sented in a generation, and may never
again occur so favorable.
The same situation exists in the
Stnate. The Democrats theie aie un
able to prepare, much less present, a
minority report in opposition to the
ship subsidy bill. It is well and pub
licly known that a number of Denio
ciats will speak and vote for the bill.
What the Democratic leaders to
avoid, at all hazards, is the effect it
will have upon their party followers
that will surely result from the discus
sion in the Seuate of the ship subsidy
bill at this session, to disclose a sub
stantial contingent of their own party
associates in advocacy and voting for
that bill.
If Republicans can be coerced, intim
idated or cajoled into postponing the
consideration of the ship subs dy bl
at the present session, the Democrats
may be able to conceal their own weak
ness in divided opposition to the ship
subsidy bill in the Senate. A little in
cident has clearly dumonst: ated this,
and shown the despe;at!on of the Dem
ocratic lead: rs.
The Chairman of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, in his tage at the
filing of the Chanler-Small-Rausdell re
port, sent for these gentlemen and be
,'.in to augrily upbraid them as traitors
to their party, so the report goes, and
he told them that by their ill-timed ex
hibition of independence and honesty
they had sacrificed a splendid Issue
upon which the Democrats cou d have
attacked the Republicans iu the com
ing campaign. The Democratic Chair
man, so it is said, was renleied almost
speechless when he was very emphatic
ally told by Messrs. Chanler. Small and
Ransdell that be had no authority to
denounce their action: that the Demo
cratic party bad not declared Itself on
this subject in Its last national plat
form; and that in any event they were
decidedly opposed to the dragging of
the shipping question into partisan pol
itics. They told him that the shipping:
question was a business proposition- :i
commercial question, and of great and
press ng national importance; that
they so considered it. and that they
were quite ready to defend their posi
tion at asiy time.
In these very favorable circum
stances, for the Republicans to defer
action on the ship subsidy bill until the
j Democratic National Convention can
be whipped into adopting an expression
in its next national platform, opposing
Government aid for the upbuild ng of
American shipping, will make it iufiu
itely more difficult than ever for cour
ageous and patriotic Democrats to sup
pott the measuie. It means to gravely
imperil, if not actually defeat, its final
The prestige of Democratic success
in compelling the Republicans to-defer
action at this session on the ship sub
s'dyb!ll since postponement will bo
lega.rded the country over as a Demo
cratic, free trade, foreign shipping vic
torywill make it all the easier for
them to defeat action at the next ses
sion, and all the harder for Republicans
to secure fa vo; able action.
The opportunity of a generation is
within the. grasp of the Republican
leaders in Congress if they have the
courage to grasp It by passing the
shipping bill before adjournment at
this session.
Rritish Consul There About the Only
Man Who Wants Free Trade.
A private letter received from an
American in Porto Rica indicates that
taik of the hardships pred.cied to fall
upon the Porto Ricaus following the
enactment of the tariff and civil gov
ernment laws for the island is moon
shine. In his letter he says:
"The people here, irrespective of
caste or condition, hail the passage of
the Fo raker bill with the greatest de
light, and are now beginning to prepart
for a revival of bus.ness and good
times. There seems to have been a.
very grave misieprcsentatiou of fact:
made in the Unitid States concerning
the wants of the natives and business
men of this island in so far as it re
lates to the tariff. It is a mistaken
idea that free trade is wanted here. On
the contraty the merchants (99 out of
every hundred) want a small tariff in
preference, and in fact "did not at any
time object to the 25 per cent, first
talked of. They are bright enough to
prefer a small indirect tax to a heavy
direct form of taxation, to raise the
revenues neees-ary to conduct the gov
ernment of the island. About the only
ones desiring the benefit of free trade
are a few foreigners like Mr. Flnley.
the British consul at San Juan, who
have' bought up all the sugar and to
bacco in sight at a low figure, and havo
been holding the same in anticipation
of a free entry to the States, thereby
enabling them to realize more largely
ou their Investment.
Pearl Button Industry.
Pearl bi. non-making was first made
possible in the United States by the
McKinley tariff of 1892. Of course the
industry was nearly destroyed by the
fiee-tiade Wilson bill of 1894. After
further protection was given the indus
try by the Dingley tariff of 1S9T, the
eighth biennial report of the Bureau
of Labor Statistics for the State of
Iowa says:
"A remarkable development of the
business was witnessed in 1898, no less
than thirty-six factories being estab
lished during the first six months of
that year."
Seven towns in Illinois and six In
Iowa are centers of button-making. It
supports an important fishery, and as
the report says:
"Besides the peop'e thus directly con
nected with the business, many others
in more than a score of towns are bene
fited, including merchants, machinists,
boatmen, draymen and transudation
Democratic free trade will kill the
pt-arl button business, throw lots of
people out of employment and Injure
local trade and transportation.
The Knetny's Country.
The Republicans have captured the
Bryan kopjes in Nebraska, the boy ora
tor's own State, and are lining up In
great shape for the big tussle next fall.
They were successful in many munici
pal contests, and carried Lincoln, Bry
an's home city, by the largest major
ity In years. Is Nebraska becoming
also "the enemy's country?" Troy (N
Y.) Times.
Fewer Trade Failures.
Only iOO trade failures last month,
with liabilities of $7,214,787. Compare
that with the April failures in the twe
Democratic years of 1895 and 1896.
April. Number. Liabilities.
1895 1,086 $13,065,756
1800 1,050 14,920,714
1900 706 7,214,787
Where la that Slump?
We would humbly inquire of the MIn
neapOlis Journal and some other ghost
dancing contemporaries where they
find the great anti-Republican slump
that was to punish the perpetrators of
the Porto Rico bill? The election re
turns show heavy Republican gains al
most everywhere. Sioux Falls (S. D )
Demand for Cornmeal.
The foreign demand for cornmeal is
becoming quite a factor, thanks to the
efforts of the Department of Agricul
ture, under this adminl.-tration.
Not Convincthle.
This year the Democratic orator will
be charged with the difficult task oi
trying to convince the man with the
full stomach iat he Is hungry.