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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1900.
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SCIIANTOX, OCTOBKK 31, 1000.
VIce-PteaUlent-THEOUOnU ltOOSn KIX
Consrr.men-at-i.nrge flAt.USIIA A. OKOW,
TtOriKRT It. FOKItDKRKR.
Auditor Clcncra!-E. II. IIAItDr.XnnHClII.
Judge GKOIini: M. WATHOV.
MicrilT JOII.V it. n:u.ovs.
Treasurer J. A. SDMNTOS.
DIMrlct Alnrnev WILLIAM R. LUlUfe.
rrotlioimlar.i .I011N COI'KLAXD.
Clerk of Cnurts-TIIOMAS I'. I)AXIM,9.
Iteccrder of Deeds KMIL flONN.
Kcslsler of Wllls-W. K. I1KOK. ,.,
Jury Conimfaloncr EDWARD It. STURoES.
first Dlstllct-TIIOMAS .1. REYNOLDS.
Second Dislrlct-JOIIN FCIIKUER, .tit.
T litre Dlstrlrt HOWARD .lAMHS. .III.
I'ourth Dlstrict-P. A. PIIII.niN.
"If there is nny one who believes
the gold standaid is a good thing,
or thnt it must be maintained, I
warn him not to cast his vote for
me, because I promise him it will
not be maintained in this country
longer than I am able to get rid of
it." William Jennings Bryan in n
Speech at Xnoxvllle, Tenn., Deliv
ered Sept. 16, 1896.
"The party stands where it did in
1896 on the money question." Will
iam Jennings Bryan, Zanesville, O.,
September 4, 1900.
The Business-like View.
IF, FOUR YrJ.VllS ago, you Iniil
owned a difficult private busi
ness which was not lit ijood con
dition and had been looking for
a limn to manage It: and you had
chosen a man, who by virtue oC his
own rooJ Judgment mil the r-fliclent
men lip placed around him not only
brought the business up from a loss
making to prolit-niukitiff basis but
also very largely increased Its gooj
will and luting; and, this man's con
tract expiring, you should have the
chance to engage him at the same
salary to manage you'- business for
i our' years more, you would of courne
Jump at the chance.
You would tlo this I'll the more
readily if the only other applicant for
the pli -e was an Inexperienced rival
of the man who had demonstrated his
worth; a rival who four years ago had
predicted thnt your buslue- wjuld go
to ruin if you en li listed its manage
ment to the other candidate, and who,
in the face of the lioii-fulfllnipnt or
these prophecies of evil, now h.is the
nerve to ask you to turn the trusted
and successful manager out and give
the place to him.
This is exactly the attitude of Mc
Klnley, Bryan and the American peo
ple. "When McKlnley was put la
charge the country was In bad shape
and nryan gave him no help In put
ting It Into better shape; but in spite
of Bryan's cilticisms and opposition,
McKlnley has made a wonderful
rccoul of .success; the country has
passed from panic times Into pios
perlty times, from debt-inaUlns to
debt-paying; its Hug lias gained in
prestige and Its boundaries have bea-i
extended: and the people will show
their appreciation if that kind of
management by bidding farewell to
Ttryan and by engaging the services
of McKlnley for four yoius nine.
A complete victory for Republican
principles Is possible in this county.
Clinch It next Tuesday by voting
THE rnOSPEMTY of the
manufacturers and their
employes Is merely an Index
of the general prosperity
which has ome to the countiy as a
result of the restoration of the protec
tive taiiff and the assurance of a con
tinuous sound currency.
When the manufactuiers aie busy
and their employes have good earnings,
everybody else Is busy. Under the
protection which preceded the adoption
of the Wilson low tariff law, the
amount of wheat retained for con
sumption In the United States amount
ed to about six bushels per capita:
under the Wilson law it fell to three
and one-half bushels per capita. When
you. jtallzo that this decrnaso In pur
chasing, and, consequently, in con
sumjptf power applies in all lines of
consumption to 75,000,000 people, you
get a glimpse of the effect of low
and protective tariffs upon all the great
classes of our population.
With the ability of tho people to
consume farm products cut down
nearly one-half It ls-not surprising that
tho fanners of the country In 1895 and
1S3C found the values of their products
enormously reduced umtar 'tho low
tariff, and "lat tliS value of farm
animals alone fell nearly a billion dol
lars, Tho reduction In power of con
nuniptlon applies not ulone lo farm
products, but to every other branch of
production and consumption, and It Is
not. surprising that manufactures for
tli home market fell off; that trans
portation and the earnings of railways
and their employes were reduced; that
prcca of farm products were brought
to their lowest figure; and that fail
ures of business men were brought to
a figure higher than ever known In the
history of the country,
Uuslnesa failures In 1894 were $;HC,
779,889! In 1896, thoy were t22fi,096,831;
while In 1899, under protection and the
Msurance of sound currency, they had
fallen to f0,7M8!. Clearing house.
I el urn which, In 1894, ntnountod to
$45,028,4911,746, Were, In 1899, $88,909,081,
700. The effect of these conditions Upon
the ninnc v In circulation Is also pre
Rented by the otllclal record of the
treasury department, which shows that
tho money In circulation, at the date of
Mr. llryan'H ilrst nomination, wns $1,
506,431,1)00, and at the date of his sec
ond nomination, was $2,002,425,490, nn
Increase of more than 33 per cent., al
though he and hln followein insisted
four years ago that tho money of the
country could not Increase without the
free colnace of silver. j.
Is It any wonder that they aie try
ing to lead tho people to forget what
they were saying four years ago?
John .Solicitor's friendship for labor
at Harrlsbiirg has been proved in
deeds. His record entitles him to a
Do You Want It ?
THR ELECTION' of IJryan
would seriously nffect our
forlegn commerce. Nlnety
tlve per cent, of the world's
trado Is conducted by g;old standard
countries and only five per cent, by
silver standard countries.
The effect of changing our standard
of money from that in which ninety
five per cent, of tho world's commerce
Is transacted, to that In which only
live per cent of the world's commerce
Is transacted, would be absolutely dis
astrous to the magnificent foreign
trado we now have.
Our foreign trade would be very
much less than It now Is, and our
mills would run shorter time with Jess
work for labor.
Do you want If.' If so, vote for
nryan and you will get It.
Don't foriret that on the state ticket
are two neighbors, E. 1-i. Hardenbergh
and Cialuha A. Grow.
Protection Vs. Free Trade.
PROTECTIVE TARIFFS have
been in operation In the
United States during fifty
two of the one hundred and
ten years since the adoption of the
During these fifty-two years ex
ports exceeded imports by more than
two and one-half billion dollars.
During the fifty-eight years in which
low tariffs were in operation, im
ports exceeded exports by more than
five hundred million dollars.
Here you have a sufliclentlv long
peilod or series of periods (more than
a half century of each) In which low
or protective tariffs have been in
operation, to enable a practical demon
stration of their effects upon com
merce. The low tariffs have been accom
panied by a balance of $500,000,000
against the United States. A shorter
period of protective tariffs has been
accompanied by a balance of trade of
$2,500,000,000 in favor of the United
Remember that nryan and Conry
stand for free trade.
"The glorious syndicate of woiklng
nien" is what the New York Home
Life calls the savings bank depositors
of New York city. The wage uarn!n
deposltors of the state have In the
banks nearly a billion dollars. They
are a liemeiulous creditor class, and
far outbalance the millionaires. They
do not want their savings reduced one
half through the device of bringing the
king of metals down to the inferior
level of silver. There is great doubt
Indeed whether these depositors could
get back halt their money under the
practical application of lJryanism.
Ninety per cent of the people would be
gieatly Injured by free silver, and In
this class are to bo Included all the
wage workers who have anything on
deposit in savings banks or Invested
In property, life insurance or building
associations. Even those who have no
savings at stake would he hurt In
their wages and means of livelihood.
"The paramount Issue In this cam
paign Is Rryani.sni, and Brynnlsni
means, In the sphere of civil honesty,
ftokerlsni; In finance, Pettlgrewlstn;
as regards liberty and older, Altgcld
Isni; as regards an honest ballot.
Oioebellsm, and as regards our foreign
policy, Agulnaldolssn." Roosevelt at
Pay no attention to charges of Re
publican disaffection or disloyalty
printed In the Times. They are
tianspareut examples of the wish be
ing father to the thought.
Hysteiical papers that had so much
to offer a few weeks ago regarding
American oppression of Porto Rico,
have evidently conclude 1 to allow the
country to recover from the squeeze.
The urrlval of genuine foot ball
weather Is hailed with Joy by the
champions of the gridiron who havo
feaied that there would be u scarcity
of mud this season,
Elmlra policemen seem to regard tho
governor of the state In the sainu
light thatr the negro is looked upon by
the men employed to preserve order
in Now York city.
If tho empress dowager of China
could nlso bo Induced to contract tho
gold leaf habit, It would no doubt
simplify the situation.
Tho tidal wave of sound Judgment,
patriotism and business sense Is run
ning strong In tho direction of Re
Thirty speeches a day Is now Mr,
Dryan's high water mark. It Is a
caso of hopeless InJustry worthy ot
a better cause,
The fake InteivUwer bIiows a dis
position to got In his nefurloua work
during the closing days of tho cam
paign. i "
Venezuela experienced a Jarring sen.
sation without the aid of campaign
That full dinner pall beats the empty
stomach wall all to pieces.
AN OPEN LETTER
TO WILLIAM d. BRYAN
BY SENATOR WLLIAM
HE PEOPLE of tho United
(icuiiai canutunte to moot me
--"1 candor. Above nil they desire that ho shall not attempt to deceive
them with false statements or with assertions which by utatlng
half the facts nnd concealing the others glvelhem a false Impression. Many
of them have not the time or tho opportunity to learn from the nubile rec
ords tho detnllB of the questions under discussion, and It Is only Just to them
that thoso who appeal for their support should tell them the whole truth
nnd nothing but tho truth. I have followed with great care the published ac
counts of your addresses since the rnmpalgn began, and assuming that you
aie quoted with reasonably accuracy, am forced to tho belief that you arc
doing yourself a great Injustice and creating tho conviction that you are not
dealing as frankly with the people an you havo been accustomed to do In the
past. I assume, of course, that you yourself know the facts and all the facts
relating to the subjects which you attempt to discuss. They are entirely ac
cessible, and as you have devoted your entire time to matters of this char
acter since your entrance upon public life ten yearn ago, it Is reasonable to
assume that you are familiar with the subjects which you discuss.
You have constantly criticized the course of the president In suppress
ing tho Insurrection In the Philippines; yet you know that the insurrection
had been actively begun when the treaty with Spain was ratified by Demo
cratic votes which were cast for It bv your advice, and that by that very act
you aided in placing this responsibility upon hla shoulders.
You criticize tho size of tho armv. Yet you know that conditions In the
Philippines were critical and the lives of our troops there In great danger
when temporary Increase was asked by the president: and you also, know
that the act, -which was supported by Democrats and Republicans alike, Is
bu: a temporary oril and Itself provides that the additions to the force shall
terminate on July 1 of next year.
You talk of buying the Filipinos and of extending government over new
territory without the consent of the governed, when you know that every
foot of territory west of the Mississippi was acquired by your own party
In precisely the same way and this people temporarily governed by precisely
the same methods, and that the opportunities for local self-government which
havo been offered the Porto RIcans are vastly better than ivere given the
Inhabitants of the Louisiana Territory, Florida and the territory obtained from
You talk about governing people without their consent, yet you know that
your own party Is governing millions of people In the Southern states with
out permitting them the voice in their local or national government which
the Constitution and laws guarantee them: and when the matter Is brought
to your attention, you have not one word of condemnation for It but meet
the Issue with evasion woithy onlv ot the merest pettifogger.
You talk of trusts and charge the Republican party with responsibility
for them; yet you know thnt during your own term In congress you did
nothing except introduce two bills which you permitted to die In the pigeon
holes of your own Ways and Means committee. You also know that the Re
publican party enacted the only anti-trust law ever passed by congress nnd
that your own party In the last session of congress defeated the onlv re
maining remedy, a Constitutional amendment, which was proposed and urged
by the Republicans, and which required for Its adoption a two-third vote. .
You complain of the existence of a duty on articles passing between Porto
Rico and the United States, amounting to 15 per cent, of the Dlngley law
rates, when ypu know that the real purpose of that was to declare the right
to tegulate matters of this character In regard to the Philippines and so pro
tect our worklngmen of the United States from the cheap labor of the prient,
and that every cent of the duty thus collected In this country, as well as In
Porto Rico, goes to the benefit of the suffering Porto RIcans for whom you
profess so much sympathy you know also that this duty Is but temporary
and that the present law requires absolute free trade with the Islands In less
than seventeen mouths from this time.
You said at Milwaukee; "Who says that we can buy sovereignty over
human beings?" Yetr you know that this Is Just what the greatest leaders of
your party did In the, case of Louisiana territory, Florida, and the enor
mous territory obtained from Mexico, and what it tried to do In Cuba and
the Hawaiian Islands; and you know when you recommended the ratification
of the treaty with Spain that vou were recommending this very action.
At Indianapolis you complained that "a Republican president could send
a telegram of condolence when a king dies, but when two republics expire no
Republican sheds a tear," referring of course lo the South African reoub
llcs; yet you know that the United States government did more than any
other nation on earth to bring about a
that it was the only government to tender Its good offices as mediator, and
that It was impossible under articles of The Hague Peace convention for It
to do more. The telegram of condolence upon the death of the Italian king,,
to which you sneerlngly allude, requires no defence or explanation, as vou
must know that International courtesies of this kind are always observed
and that the falluie to observe them would justly 'have subjected this nation
You said In St. Louis that "under the trust system the traveling men
will not bo needed:" yet you know that Investigations by the Department
of Labor show that the so-called trusts have Increased Instead of decreased
the number of traveling men and other employes, and' that they have in
creased and mU voshrd the wages of their worklngmen or .salesmen; and
you know from your constant traveling upon the railroads that the num
ber of traveling men now employed, In what you consider an era of trusts,
Is greater than ever before and that this Is shown by the reconfs of the
railways and their sales of the class of tickets used by traveling salesmen.
You constantly assert that the so-called trusts have advanced the prices
of the articles that farmeis buy much more than the advance In the prices
ot farm products. Yet the October 13 Issue of Bradstroet's shows that from
October 1, 1S99, to October 1, 1900, wire nails fell from $3.25 to $2.55 per keg;
petroleum, from S.S cents to 7.4 cents per gallon; pig Iron, from'$24.50 to $16.50
per ton; window glass, from $2.03 to $2.32 per box; yellow pine lumber, fiom
$22 to $19 per thousand feet; copper, from 1S.3 cents to 10.7 cents per pound;
tin plates, from $1.65 to $1 per box; leather, from 33 cents to 29 cents per
pound; steel billets, from $39 to $17 per ton, and building brick, from $4,70 to
$4 per thousand. All of these articles, you assert, are manufactured and their
prices controlled by so-called trusts. Yet In the same time the products of
the defenceless farmer show an advance: Corn, from 40 cents to 48 cents per
bushel; hogs, from S4.C5 to $5.30 per hundred weight; cotton, fiom 7 3-1C cents
to 10)8 cents per pound; wheat, from 7C cents to 79 cents per bushel: barley,
fiom 40 cents to 59 cents per bushel: cottonseed, from $11 to $17.35 per ton;
hay, from 77 cents to 95 cents per 100 pounds, and hops, from 13 cents to 16
You talk of the president sanctioning slavery and polygamy In the Sulu
archipelago by a treaty with tho sultan, when you know that tho only ref
erence to either of those subjects In the agreement was a provision by which
slaves might purchase their freedom. You nlso know from public records
that the president on receipt of the agreement Immediately instructed Its
framers to notify the sultan that It must not be considered as giving con
sent to slavery, which would be impossible under the Constitution, nnd that
steps were Immediately taken looking to a recommendation to congress for
obtaining their freedom.
You are constantly talking about the so-called trusts as contributors to
the Republican canjpalgn fund when you know that the sworn testimony sub
mitted to congress shows thnt the Sugar trust was a 'heavy contributor to
the Democratic campaign fund and that tho chairman of your own National
committee Is the head of the most, complete monopoly in tho United States,
tho Round Cotton Hale trust, while Mr, Croker and other leading Democratic
managers, who arc now supplying your party with funds, organized the most
oppressive trust known to tho people, tho Tammany Ice trust.
You sneer at the "full dinner pall" and say thnt the Republican party
thinks the worklngman Is all stomach; yet you know that under the low
tariff law which you helped to enact the worklngmen of the country were re
duced to greater suffering and want and reliance upon charity than at any
other time In tho remembrance of this generation, and that In a short three
years under Republican protection they have been given moie general em
ployment and at higher wages than ever before, as shown by the official
figures of tho Department of Labor,
At Kansas City you Haiti: "Today the government can take the son from
his mother or the husband from his wife and stand them up before a gun,
while In tlmo ot danger It cannot lay Its hands upon wealth and make It
bear Its share of the expenses." You know that every man who miters the
military service of the government does so voluntatlly and that in tho late
war with Spain nnd that In the Philippines the volunteers were vastly more
than were required; while If you will examine the receipts' of tho govern
ment under the war tax you will see that the largest Items of the tax col
lected are from the business classes.
At Indianapolis and Minneapolis you said that the Republican party wanta
a standing army of 100,000 men for the purpose of establishing a fort near
every Urge city and suppressing by force the discontent that ought to be '
cured by legislation. YeUyou know that the act Increasing the army to 100,
000 men, which was passed by a Ropubllcan congress and signed by a Re
daato jaM5 UAi.j.i
Mriflhh J U- J
P. FRYE, OF MAINE.
States have the right to expect a nresl-
issues or tne day Willi frankness ami
cessation of hostilities In South Africa,
tffiubjfr?-..rfri'y fci6ty.affL& yAaisyniBv&tesfr ,a4i.ttji., injjfof
publican president, provides' that the army shall drop back to less than 30,-
000 men on July 1 of next year, while you also know that Republican leg
islation In behalf of labor since tho election ot President McKlnley had ended
the discontent which existed ns n result of the tariff legislation of your owt
party, in which you actively participated.
You had a good deal to say to the people of Indiana and to the farm
ers everywhere nbout the Wire Nail trust nnd tho Iron and Steel trust ami
tho Standard Oil trust and thee Copper trust and the Tin Plato trust, and
asserted that thoy wore controlling price's of the articles which tho farmer
must have. Yet how Is It that If they are all-powerful there has been a
drop In the past year of from 10 to 35 per cent. In the prices of Iron nnd nteel
and wire nails and lumber and leathor und tin plates and glass, nnd many
other articles manufactured by trusts, as shown by Dradstrcct's of October 13?
At Mansfield, Ohio, you salt! that when the Republican house passed tha
bill Increasing the army to 100,000 there wns not an arm raised asalnst the
United States. You know perfectly well from published official reports that
active preparations for hostilities against our soldiers In the Philippines had
been In progress for month when tho bill was passed, and that the few
American troops there were known to be In Imminent danger, and at that
very moment you were vourself urging the ratification of the treaty with
Spain which would necessarily require a temporary force In the Philippines
largely In exeiss of the Regular army which, under the provisions of tho for
mer act, wab restored to Its original size of 27,000 at the termination of the
war with Spain.
You meet every reference to the Tammany Ice trust with the evasive and
Inaccurate statement that the Republican governor of Now York and candi
date of his party for the vlce-prcsldency has neglected and Is neglecting to
prosecute that trust, when you know from his own statement and must know
from the public records that an action for its dissolution Is now In progress
and being fought at every step by tho Democratic .stockholders of that or
ganization, who are meantime furnishing funds for the support of your cam
paign In New York and elsewhere.
These are a few of the Inconsistencies, evasions and misleading state
ments which you arc every day repeating to the thousands of voters whom
you address. The conclusion Is Irresistible that they are deceptive in fact,
whatever may be their Intent. As one who would not see the high honor of
a presidential candidacy reduced to the level of demagogery and deception,
1 respectfully urge that you exchango your present methods for the consist
ent and honorable course which characterized your discussions in congress
and In 1896, and which gave you the respect of all men, no matter how much
they might disagree with you in the principles you presented.
CUBA AND THE PHILIPPINES.
from the Philadelphia Press.
Mr. Nryan proposes "to establish a atable
riwernment In the Philippine Islands as we arc
now establishes a stable goernment In Cuba."
This plausible assertion deccbea many. It
strike some ill-informed Republican nbo will
not tttVc the trouble to learn the facts ns a
persuasive plea. What is Cuba? A tinfde
island the abe of a medium-sized atate, In
habited by a homogeneous population, two
thirds white and Spanish, Kuropean. all, white
and blaek, speaking the same tongue, holding
tho same faith, for two centuries of tho same
nationality and under stable Institutions. This
single, coherent community of nhlte Kuropean
blood, descent and training; In not organising
a stable government easily; but it desortes a.
trial nnd it Is probably capable, at least, of an
attemnt at organising such a government.
Wlmt are the Philippines? Xot one Wand, but;
1,200; not Kuropcaa, but Malay; not one tongue,
but a wore. Xot one people and race, but
nearly eighty tribes nnd six races as different
as any on earth, ranging down to those lower
than the African Bushman. Not one faith, but
three Christian, Mohammedan and Pagan
with nriations of the latter from Buddhism to
fetish worship. Not a clvilied or een a acml
eitillicd community, but 8,000,000, fresh from
Sfalay barbailun. of whom a sixth or so, Tagals,
are semi-cbilb.ed, another sixth or so, Vlsayas,
less cl liked, nnd fully two-thirds no more
ettilbed than our North Amcilcan Indians, sub
jects und not citizens for oter a century. When
Mr. Bryan resonantly ajs: "I assert that the
Republic of the United States can haie no sub
jects," ho conveniently forgets Indians, who
have ncter been anything but subjects.
These facia are the commonplaces ot Infor
mation on Iho Philippines. Mr. Bryan knows
them nil. They render a "stable government"
for all the islands organized by nil the islands
Impossible. A Tagal t) runny oer all the ret.
which Agulnaldo begun, would milt the Tagals,
but it would be n gross injustice for all the test.
Yet this U the only form of "stable govern
ment" possible, and Mr. Bryan's plan piacticat
y proposes to use our troops to set a Tngal
government up over these fourscoic other tribes,
all of which, except the Tagals, are accepting
These leasons and these facts make the paral
lel between the Philippines and the Cubans the
misleading sophism of a demagogue, and those
who are deceived by It his dupes. If the Phil
ippines were like Cuba, a sfnble government
would hive come long since. Because they arc
not, because self-rule from within is impossible,
the United States Is thrre, and there its flag
will remain until training In self-iule has cre
ated out of many diverse and conflicting tribes
a rillpino people, able and competent to de
cide its own destiny and futuie.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONGRESS.
Viotn the Scranlon Republican.
It ought not to be iiecea-aiy to IinpicM upon
the voters of this county the duty of electing
as their lepici-cntatlvc hi congress a nun who
Is In harmony with the policies of the ndmin
isttatlon and the principles of the Itepubllcaii
paily. Whether the Republican candidate for
the presidency be elected or not, the linpoitpiiri
of a Republican congress is equally appateiit.
In t lie event of the election of Mr. Biyan which
at piesunt fcoems almost impossible, but If su'ii
a calamity should happen It Is of the utmost
concern to the country that n Republican ma
jority be returned to congress to keep him from
doing mischief, and to maintain the public con
fidence, without which business depression is in
evitable. On the other hand in the almost cer
tain event of the election of Mr. McKlnley It
Is neicdsary to the solution of tho gieat j.ir -tions
which will come up for settlement fiat
he havo a congicss In sympathy with him and
eager to aid him In disposing of the e c 1
pioblcins to the advantage of the nitin-i nnd
those who have come under Its contiol. In caso
the nt'At house of representatives U close Lick
aw anna's vote will be highly Importunt. The
voters of this district must take nn chances. Mr.
Council is the only candidate with a hope fur
election who will, if returned, stund by tin ml
ministiatlon in the d I Moult bnsine in hand.
Rochester, N, Y,, Oct, 23, 1900.
To the Patriotic nnd Tiuo American ntlinis of
the United States.
In tho name of jiutlre, fair play, and the
good name of American civilisation, the Na
tion Alrn-Amerlcan Council of the United .States
appeals to you, through Its tieasurrr, for finan
cial aid and your moral support in our plea
for Justice In testing the validity of the con
stitution nt the ktate of Louisiana, adopted 180S,
which cll.franchUcs almost Indiscriminately Afro
American citUcus of that state. Wo propose
to take the cue to tho United States Supreme
com t, nt Washington, 1), C, vvheie justice may
bn found. Coiitiibutloni lo help us in this
case may be sent to
.John W. Thompson,
Tieasiuer, P. O. Box 10.1, Roche.trr N. V.
Jersey City. X. .7., tut, 10, JWM.
To the I" lends ot Our Causr,
John W, Thompson, ttea.urer of (lie National
Afro-American Council, is a worthy and promi
nent citizen in Rochester, lie was the chair
man of the Douglass Monument committee, and
by his executive ability, tact and lioucbty, the
work was completed. Any contributions sent to
him or lo my own address will lie promptly ac
knowledged. Respectfully jours,
Bishop A, Waller.
President Afro-Amcilcan Council, US Duncan
avenue, Jcrty City, N. J.
THE LAW OF GROWTH.
From a Statement by T. ('. Plutt.
Our coiiinu'icc ii widening. We uie ad
vancing with strides never bcfoio dicamed of
by the commercial leaders of any nation. We
are giovvlng from the soil and manufacturing
for all peoples. Tho vvoild is our maiket. We
can and are ready to supply it, meet and com
pete with any aud all. Wo havo been expand
ing from the first day of our history and wilt
continuo to expand. American mechanics and
merchants are confessedly In advance of thos
of any other parts of tho globe. We can supply
tho wants ot the cutlrc world and the cntirt
world wants their wants cupplied by us. This
explains our expansion.
As our markets Increase there Is a correspond
ing Increase in tho demand for our labor, and
wheic theic la increased demand for labor
there is Increase in wages, and where there is
Increase in waces there Is Increased happiness.
Under the guidance of the Itepubllcaii party
the laboring classes will continue to prosper,
food and money will be plentiful, hnpplueses
will remnln widespread, and the United States
ot America will command the respect nnd ad
miration of all nations. What more can tho
human heart desire?
Man wants but littla here below,
And toon he'll want no mine,
But while he's hero he wants the best;
That's why he likes our store.
Shoes for all the walks of life.
Shoes for all seasons ot the ear for ever
member of the family.
Lndics, in our Ulove-flttiiig Melha $S Shoes
wish to live foiever, they aie feo delightful.
Shoes for all the walks of life.
Now open for buslmiess at
our new store, 132 Wyo
We are proud of our store
now, aud feel justified in
doing a little talking, but we
prefer to have our friends do
the talking for us,
A cordial invitation is ex
tended to all to call and see us,
lElRCMEAlU k C0MNELL
Jewelers and Silversmiths.
j--Hl . -fcy ml
I try to give Ripans Tatmles their just dues, but can not say sufficient in regard
to myself. I am a itorelieeper, aged forty-six )e.us, IJy)fj)-,ia wns the chief trouble I
took the Tubules for, I can not say how long I suffered willi it, but I can say I no
longer need be afraid of what I eat. Fiom night until early morning I have walked tho
floor and could not ileep I had been trying various remedies with but little success,
until about six months ago I started to take Kipans Tubules. They have cured me. At
first I took them very sparingly, being naturally afraid of them, but I kinder noticed a
change and I took thrxe each day until now I only take one a day or one whenever I feel
bad. They were brought to my notice by a gentleman who was taking tlicm for a dis
ordered and bad stomach such as vomiting, headaches and bad breath, He has been
Anewitjl. pucltet containing tii ituFiKS naffLSS
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HiTiscJUmTbouwnadof tomoijroceri.srsn.r.l iturrkMoi-n. newa ajrnt4 and 4ttoMlu
ud Urfer loops, fuejr UoliU ptls, Induce sleep and prolog Ult. Out gives iTuet; '
- - fefrMi
A new purchase
of seventy-five pieces
Fancy Silks New
designs and color
ingswhich we have
divided into tlto lols,
Actual value being
at least one-third
more than the price
Goods now open
If you haven't the proper ofllce sup
plies. Come in and give us a trial.
We have the largest and most com
plete line of office supplies in North-,
If it's a good thing, wo have it. W
make a specialty of visiting cards and!
Stationers nnd Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
packed In a iwikt carton (wltnout elutMinow
u" ' ndii iur a iUJ jiu fUvJoISSic
lj mail by nJlnc fortr curt ch-iiU to tlm
CrllU to tho ItlMSS
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