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SCItANrDN, NOVKMHHK S, 1900.
Those who wore playlnpr tha minors'
etrlke for political suln simply under
rated the commoh sonso of the men
who toll In the bovvoli of the earth.
The Result Locally.
TIIHRH IS room for substan
tial irratlilcutlon over most
of the local lesults. The de
feat of Hock will bo ro
prcttcd. Ho desei ved a better fate. The
failure of Wut.on to hind the judgeship
-will be tleploi oil on political gioundtt by
those Itepttbllenns who believe In frolni?
for cveiythltiR In slpht, and on per
sonal Ffioumls by nuineroua friends.
The loss of the sheriff's office Is unfor
tunate since It puts food nnd fodder
Into the depleted commlssaty of the
But the success of the national, state,
legislate e, congressional and bulk of
the county ticket goes far to sup
ply consolation. The strike introduced
numerous elements of uncertainty and
opened the opportunity for Democratic
appeal to discontent. Then, too, the
pitiful spleen of Spencer, who, fnlrly
beaten in open primaries of his own
and his follow ingr's choosing, played the
peevish child role in presidential year
In attempted sacrifice of paramount
party Interests, gave Incentive if not
muoh substantial aid to the opposition.
These factors together made the light
difficult. A fair appraisal of the cir
cumstances must result In the convic
tion that the outcome is even better
than migfht reasonably have been ex
pected. It shows that the people are intelli
gent and substantial in their judg
ments. It shows that they have well
developed pow ers of discernment.
No candidate on the Republican
ticket has better leason to feel pioud
of Tuesday's lesult than P. A. Phil
bin, repiesentatlvc-elect from, the
Fourth district. The vote which he
received was one of the llnest compli
ments ever paid to any candidate for
office in Lackawanna county, and
what is nioie, it was thoroughly deserved.
NOTWITHSTANDING the di
versity of opinion supposed
and by newspaper :eport
evidently belived to be prev
alent concerning the methods and per
sonality of M. S. Quay, we doubt if
theie die many men in Pennsylvania
familiar with political conditions and
necessities and sufficiently acquainted
with public affairs to distinguish be
tween legitimate criticism and men
dacious abuse, who do not heartily
rejoice that the conspiracy ojf defama
tion which has in late yeais hotly pur
sued Colonel Quay, is now baffled.
From the returns oS Tuesday's elec
tion, it is clear that there will be a
majority in the next legislature of or
ganization, or regular, Republicans,
amply sufficient on joint ballot to io
turn Colonel Quay to the United States
senate. The attempt of his enemies,
whose Inspiration comes chiefly from
two or three political whited sepul
chres with personal grudges to vent,
to Interrupt this piogiammo by coales
cence with the Demociats, has not only
failed dismally in its Immediate pur
pose, but it has also been attended by
Incidental exhibitions of mulevolence
and venom which have gone fur to re
habilitate the Beaver chieftain in pub
lic sympathy and esteem. Continual
harping on one string has offended the
It Is to bo hoped that in our stjto
politics a younger and cleaner type
of leadership, like that of Roosevelt
In New York state, may soon come Into
command of tho situation; a leader
ship responsive to tho uplift of mod
ern conditions and Inspirations and
not wearied and woin In a lifetime's
btrlfe over quanels of spollsglvlng.
Condition's are cleaily shaping to this
end, whan tho party will gladly foiget
Its hot factional contentions and take
Its due place in tho councils of for-watd-looklng
reign of Wpp dynasty In Pennsylvania
' Is closlngVr With its conclusion will
f come fiflaher air and higher purpose,
t But the.vnvenues to these desirable
consummations aa not lead through
s conspiacy.;'crjuptlon and syndicated
mendacity. (Against tho men and
methods nnWyforomobt In the attack
Quay and Qtvwlsm ate Invulnetable.
It Is proper'To say In behalf of Mr.
Conry that W inmlo a gullant light.
"With a bettor' cause he might have
UESIDJ3.iT PniTClJETT- of
tho Massachusetts Institute
of Tctrtinology pi edicts that
tho population of tho United
States In 1910 wllPto 91.673.fl00; In 1930,
136,887,000; In 195?, 90,710)00. la tiho
year 2000, It Is predicted, tho population
will reach 3S5,86009P, At tho end of
another centuty It will jeach 1,112,876,
000. Professor PrMhet continues;
"How srear, a change In tho con
ditions of living this growth of popu
lation, woiid lmplyllr, peihaps, Impos
alble for us to realllje. Great Britain,
at present one of the most densely
populated countries, of the globe, cin
talns about 300 Inhabitants to tho
quaie mile. Should the present law of
growth continue unbij 2000, the United
States would contain over U,00Qper-
sonfl to each square mite of surface.
As a consequence of this, It
would sedtrt that life In tho future must
be subject to a constantly Increasing
stress, which will bring to the atten
tion of Individuals and of nations eco
nomic questions which nt our time seom
There In no doubt that practices
of economy are bound to Increase In
this country. The prodigal nnd pro
digious waste of natural resources
common to pioneer times has already
umletgonc material chock, but tho
room for Improvement, especially In
the direction of utilizing resources and
forces formerly Ignored Is capacious,
To :hls piobletn applied science Is de
voting successfully Its best energies.
One lesson taught by the Pennsylva
nia tcturns Is that the people arc get
ting sick of factionalism and want to
see genuine Republicanism once more
In the ascendant.
NEXT TO Wllllnm McKInley,
the mm who looms up largo
by reason partly of the re
cent campaign though more
especially by virtue of his own Intrin
sic worth, Is Colonel, Governor and
Vice President-elect Theodore Roose
velt. Ho boro the brunt of tho Republi
can forensic fight, and the returns
show that wherever he went he made
votes. This Is equivalent to saying
that wherever he went ho made
friends friends who will not forget
him. It is not true that he said better
things in a better way than the other
Republican speakers. He Is not an
orator or a spell-binder. But upon
each community that he visited he left
the Impress of absolute honesty and
intense conviction; the people saw In
him a clean man, a brave man, a man
whose deeds square with his profes
sions. The enmities he Inspired, the at
tacks ho eleclted, tho abuse ho drew
forth, all added to the dimensions of
his hold upon decent .people. To Cro
ker he was a wild man, but the wild
man clipped Tammany's claws and Is
more genuinely feared by the vara
pit? fraternity than any other Ameri
can. He goes to his new post with
a commission such as no vice president
ever had and his lecord is proof that
he will desetve and Justify It.
Ills Is a personality that cannot
be kept down.
The verdict of the nation Is another
tilumph of the silent majority over the
About The Tribune.
OON SATURDAY morning last
The Tribune printed Its pre
diction of the electoral vote,
showing 289 for McKInley
against 158 for Bryan. A Republican
majority of twenty in congress was
predicted. Compare piedlctlons and
In the handling of election news,
The Tilbune again established a
record. At 11.35 on Tuesday night It
Issued an extia more complete than
most of the mail editions of the New
York and Philadelphia papeis sold In
Scranton. The only substantial error
In this edition was the placing of Ken
tucky In the McKInley column. Tho
early retutns, and In fact all returns
leceived Tuesday evening and early
Wednesday morning, warranted this
disposition, bub it appears now that
the Democrats, by aid of the outrag
eous Goebel law, have consummated
their thieat to steal the state. That
the majoilty vote was for McKInley
Is undoubted. The 6.30 extra Issued
yesterday morning, with returns from
112 of the 155 county districts and
thorough grouping of news from state
and nation, was by all odds
the most comprehensive edition
of a dally newspaper ever is
sued in Northeastern Pennsylva
nia. It was so well put together
that the Times reproduced It In prac
tical entirety yesterday afternoon,
having scarcely anything to add to It.
By virtue of the exclusive service of
the Associated Press, which on this
test occasion clearly vindicated every
claim of superiority which we have
made for it, The Tribune was enabled
to present in its regular and special
editions not only all the general elec
tion news, but also a page of state
returns, covering every county und
every featuie of state political news
Intci est. Tho comparison In this re
spect made with the La f Can news bu
reau, which supplies our morning con
tempoiaiy, was most noticeable.
Upon the theory that theie ate
enough leaders of intelligence In
Northeastern Pennsylvania to appre
ciate and support by their patronage
this generous policy of news collec
tion, The Tribune intends during the
coming four years of increslng Repub
lican prosperity, with their multiply
ing ptoblems and developments of vital
news Interest, to largely widen Its
lines of enterprise and expend! tut e.
The Democracy had almost every
thing but votes.
Failure of the Trust Cry.
(From the Philadelphia Press )
BANKRUPT on every other
Issue, tho Democratic party
mt out In the last two weeks
of the campaign, for political
reasons, to lire, tho envy which exists
In a part of every community and smol
ders at tho base of all society. Unsuc
cessful In argument, from Mr. Bryan
und Senator Jones down, tho Demo
cratic leaders and newspapers together
began un attack on the accumulation
and acquisition of pioperty as such.
This Is what the cry of "trusts"
amounts to, and It Is all It amounts
to, These various corporations today
stand for tha work of organized capl.
tnl, Tho Unltrid States bank did half
a century ago and the national banks
In recent years, Tho big railroad con.
solldutlons of 1870 to If 80 held that
place'thfn, nnd Democratic assaults as
bitter' as those on trusts had their
largo share In precipitating the rail
joad ylts of 1877. The "land mortgage
shark" was holding this place of
"blood-sucker" nnd "vamplie" five to
fifteen years ago. Now tha Western
lands urn duvoloped by this "vampire"
capital ail the mortgage puld off,
this particular "blood-sucker" Is re
tired. "Protected Industries" were one
attacked on this basin, not because the
Democratic party liked free trade more,
but because fits leaders needed some
thing wllli which to appeal to Ihe pas.
slotts of the poor, the Ignorant nnd the
Unsuccessful many of them nil those
things because they were also tho Idle
and the wasteful,
"Trusts" fill this place now. They
were drugged up nnd down In Mr.
Brynn's i perches and Mr. Jones' claims
and tho speeches and newspapers or
leaser men, because they offered, just
ns nit these other things did before,
the text and pretext for nn appeal to
whatever share of the great mass Is
Ignorant, envious nnd tempted to mat
Ice nnd revenge. These "trusts" havo
their evils. They call for regulation.
Laws arc needed to require publicity
In nit their operations and prevent
their managers from cheating their
customers or tholr stockholders. The
Republican party haa passed the only
efficient remedy, a constitutional
amendment, ngnlnst which every Dem
ocrat vot?d. It hns passed the only
federal law against trusts. It has
broken up a great railroad tiust In
the Missouri Traffic association.
But It Is not because of tho lacks
and shortcomings nf trusts that Dem
ocratic candidates, speakers and
papers attack thorn. It Is a last at
tempt to nnily the poor against tho
rich, labor against capital, those who
have nothlns acalnst those who havo
something, the lawless against tha
law-abiding, the envious against the
In 189J this game succeeded and the
country has not forgotten the result.
"Protected Industries" and "robber
barons" were the cry 'before .the elec
tion and souphouses were opened and
hunger stalked through the land after
It. The success of this wicked and
traitorous appeal to the worst passions
of men Is no longer possible. The
American people has had Its experi
ence, and In this country each year
sees the number with savings and
property Increase. Savings bank de
positors ulone have Increased In four
years twice as fast as population. The
number of land owners and policy
holders, members of building associa
tions and shareholders grows daily.
American- prosperity has brought
thrift, savings and property to the mil
lion, and this Is so manifest that the
base attempt to arouse envy and Jeal
ousy by shouting "trusts" utterly
A missionary from China recently
stated that the people of that unhappy
land actually yearn for the partition
of their country. This has been de
monstrated from the fact that por
tions of the territory governed by for
eign powers are overrun with Chinese
who flock to the locality as soon as
they learn that a concession has been
granted. This seems but another il
lustration like that given In the Phil
ippines which favors the suspicion
that the average patriotic agitator of
today Is the Individual who has an
ambition to control the affairs of his
country. In China and In the Philip
pines the mass of people will gladly
welcome any sort of foreign control
that will Insure them protection from
the harpies who rob and abuse them
at will under a system of government
vhlcn places no restraint upon the
powerful and ofUers no redress for the
Traveling men who have been shout
ing for Bryan during the past few
weekh may now start out with their
"grips" and tiansact business. Had
Mr. Biyan been elected the programme
might have been different.
Mr. Croker claims to be a living
proof of the theory that a man can
occasionally got It in the neck and not
A good many spell-binders by this
time are of the opinion that it Is use
less to waste arguments on the "sjlent
The rear platform of the passenger
poach will attrmct no more attention
than any othpr platform hereafter.
No one appears to have thought of
consulting Hon. D. B. Hill for an opin
ion on Tuesday night.
It Is time that the candidates who
expect to bo In the field In 1901 were
up and doing,
Fot a man of chilly sentiments, Mr.
Wharton Barker did not cut much Ice.
MONEY IN POLITICS.
Killtor cf Tho Tribune
Sir; While c ilo not on the uhole take a
jusvinlstlc ie of the general trend of things.
we ciinot fail to look with alarm on the power
of money in out politics, and mpcclally in loctl
anil county politic. Human nature is weak ami
uiulei the pressure of the loe of drink and
pomtj many are ilrhen to sell their ote to
the hlghcnt bidder. While in national politics
money docs nut nlfoct so many, in local politics
Is must be admitted that it U a potent factor
In determining the lssuo of thlngd. Any one
uho takes the trouble to obscne will soon
learn that in every locality there are large num
bers who look upon their otc and their inllu
cine as commodities to be sold to the highest
bidder. At the same time we find that there
nro many who are uboo celling themselves for
money and hac convictions that determine the
iwo they make of their otea and their personal
Intluci cc at the polls. Were it not (or the latter
class we might well despair o( the republic. We
hope the time is not vrrj far off when those
uho rtgard their otts as n commodity to be
told for a money consideration will be deprived
of the right vf voting, No one can say that they
are worthy of cltlzeiuhfp, for they are tho sen
sual and low nilndeds Esaua who sell their birth
right for a mess of pottage, The poor man
ihould be more anxious for the purl y of the
ballot than the rich, for it is his best defense
from Qq evils ol oppression and tjranny, Ufe,
according to science, is a strugglo for existence,
and when the worUngman sells his tote he sur
renders one of the most effective weapons with
whli'i he can defend himself in that great con
flict. Wo are not of tho&o who assert that pure
pontic's is a dieam, but we believe that even
an enlightened self-interest will of Itself put a
powtiful restraint on political corruption, While
ever good rltlicn will deplore somo things he
witnessed in connection with Tuesday's election,
jet he saw some things which proved that money
Is not the sole determining power in politics.
We would prefer to ally ourbelves whh the
rrophets ot hope than be classed with (he apos
tles of despair. We sincerely believe in the evol
ution of humanity and Its ascent to the altitudes
of nobleness and purity, for, as an ancient seer
has saldi "The Lord relgneth, let the earth re
Johe." -P. J. Williams.
I'ctl.vllle, Nov. 7.
Some Comments on
the Grand R?stilf
The People's Verdict.
Summed up In a elnnlc sentence the verdict ol
the people In th elections, delivered for the sec
ond time on the same piopo'il And body iA
evidence, Is! "No man of the Hrjan type can
be president ol the United States." It Is mado
M clear as neomlay Ihil In the greatest democ
racy the woild has ever known no man who as
inlls koilnl order and seeks to array class against
class can hope to delude the people- Into trusting
him with, the direction cf their nfTnlrn. Uhen
this Iwie Is raised, the pirty which stands tor
stability nnd order and the supremacy ol tho
law can be sure of eommindlng a majority, lho
llepulillcan tnrty has won with Irrcnlstl'olo force
In two national clcrllotii bernuie It occupied this
portion, It Is this fact which has made its two
ucccsslve victories non-pnrtlMn in the widest
and highest sense. It stood for both the welfare
nnd the honor of the country, not merely for Its
rnmmcrclal shhlllly ami mltcrlal growth, but
for Its good name before the world, In two
successive national contests the Miprcnic Issue
has been the rapacity of the American people for
self-government, and they have met the lest in
u way that Mill silence alt controrcrsy.
Whether Mr. llryan accepts the verdict and
retires from further contest matters little so far
as tho country is oniemed, Whatever party
Ins him for a leader Is doomed to perpetual de
feat. Whatever party opposes him can rely
upon'a perpetual majority of the people. Until
the Democratic parts realties this and rids Itself
of Mr. llrjan and his sort, It will rciniln in n
hopeless minority and continue to be the most
powerful aid to Its opponent's continued su
piemacy. There is no mistaking the meaning ot
TiicmIij'h returns They 'how that llrjan was
a far weaker candidate than he was In IBM). He
has lost tho confidence of the cry people who
believed most thcroughl In him, and has gained
that of nobody else. The turning of his own
state and ot Kanos against him means tint
even tho Populists have begun to lose faith In
his panaceas. There Is no encoungement for
him In the reduced tcKtn1ey pluralities in the
cst. These simply mean thit many of the Dem
ocrats who left their pirty four yearn ago,
through tear of Drv all's success, returned to It
this year because they had no such fear and
wished to get back Into the party fold. It there
had been any danger of his election they would
have oted for McKInley a second time. If Mr.
Brjan does not believe this Is the case, so much
the worse for him and for his party.
But while the two McKInley victories are pre
eminently non-partisan, It cannot be denied tint
they havo added enormously to the power and
prestige of the Republican party. Thousands
of the Democrats who have voted for McKInley
in two elections are now apparently enrolled in
the Republican ranks. Tills Is tho Inevitable
outcome of party irregulantj, especially If vic
tory follows. A purli-an finds it tery hard to
desert his political associates and vote with his
lifelong opponents the first time be does it, but
the second time he finds it much easier, and
already begins to feel at home in Ids new af
filiations. If a Democrat of character and sound
principles had been nominated Instead of Brjan
this j ear, nearly the entile boil of Demociats
who left their party four jeirs ago would have
returned. Tl e chances now are that many of
them who voted for McKInley a econd time will
never return. V majorltj will undoubtedly le
turn if the party regeneiites lt-.elf and g"ts rid
of iU Hryunlsm, Populism anil frokerism, but
not otherwise. Then, too. It Is a site prediction
that President AIcKlnle.v's course during his sec
ond term v. Ill do a great deal to reconcile dis
satisfied Democrats with Iheir Republican nt-
fllhtions He was never so strong with hir-
mlnded people of all pirtlc3 ns he is todiv, nnd
the qualities which he has shown that hive won
him this confidence aic certiln to hive fuller
play in his second and flint tutu
l'inally, if the veidict ot the countrj is one
of lade of confidence in Itrv.in, it is with unmis
takable emphasis a. Tote of confidence in Piesl
dent VoKlnley. There is not a Ign anjwlure
tint the diatribes of his anti nnpciLillst f.ltlcs
had a perceptible influime in deciding the re
sult. The people have taken lie vlcv- which cx
Secretary Fairchllel took in his Madison Square
Garden speech, when he puni'in-d up the case
as presented by the anti iinperi iliits and s Id:
"I ay that all this violent ilcclaim:lon n,rlint
McKInley is not just, and the notion of turning
the country over to the Democratic party be
cause Mr. McKInley has tried to carrv out the
mandates of congiehc, in which piactlcally all
of the Democrats joined, is absurd." That is the
conclusion the people have reached, and if the
antl-lmpcriallsts prove to be too dense to per
ceive or recognize It, no haim will come to any
boely except thcmelvc- They are left by the
election In the unem i ible position of having
tned to betray their country into the binds of
Drjan and anarchv, of having tried to bring pep
ular government the world over into disrepute by
causing Its breakdown In their own land, and of
having failed in the attempt. It Miey v.ish to
continue in this line of work nobody will care
crough about it to raise an objection.
The Meaning of Defeat.
From the New York Journal.
Ilcjond a doubt Mi. Brjan would have been
triumphantly elected but for two things. The
first was the intrusion of the silver isuo. Free
sliver was dead, and .so unpopular that even its
corpse was enough to drag any man down to de
feat. The seconel was the policy of cutting loose
entirely from the Philippines. Tint wis not In
accord with the spirit of the American people.
The people have evidently made up their mimls
to dispose of free hllver once for all. The effort
was superlluous, for free silver hid ceased to
exist as a possible policy fom jears nJO, but
the voters weie determined not to have the re
mains ljing around any longer. Mr. Ilijan's
place in the hearts ot Che Democratic millions
is secure. He remains in elercat, as lie would
havo been in vietoly, a commanding figure, a
fire, conscientious spirit, admired and loved by
the great masses of the Demorracy. nut the at
tempted revival of free silver and tho pio
posed abandonment of teiritory that was already
American toll were fatal mistakes, which have
cost us this election.
Drond a doubt a great deal of money lias been
used In this election, and et we arc not In
clined to believe that any state has actually
been bought. The result liny be accepted 03 the
will of the people on the particular issues that
tho people diose to consider entitled to prcce
deuce. It lias been unfortunate for Mr. llryan
that his immense accessions of -strength have not
followed the lines of least resistance, Less thin
.10,000 morn otes, properly distributed would
have elected him in 1S90. Ho lias probably
gained ten times 30,0000 votes but for the most
part they have not been in the quarters wheie
the adverse majorities weie smallest before. They
have come in states like Massachusetts, where
there was an adverse majority of 1TJ.2M to over
come; In New York, where) there was one of 203,.
409, and In Illinois, where there was one of li',
403, In foot ball phrase, they line bucked the
center instead of running around the ends and
the center has been too strong to overcome,
Mr. IIran could havo been elected by such
a majority as no president since Grant has ever
had if tho two extraneous Issues of free silver
and tho abandonment of the Philippines had not
been needlessly dragged Into the campaign.
The End of Bryanism.
From tho Philadelphia Tress.
William J, Br an may continue to rant upon
Ms llttlo stige, but he will never again fill tlu
public eje or become a national issue. He lias
been given two opportunities to show what his
magnetism, his facility of speech and his politi
cal adroitness could accomplish, and lie has
twice brought his party overwhelming defeat,
Thai defeat carried with it fours jears ago the
fret silver heresy, though Bryan Insisted on car
rying with htm into this campaign Its dead
and futrescent body. He could not levlvify It,
and, though he reased to talk about it, Its evil
odor never left him, and helped to make Ids
defeat more emphatic. He would have been de
feated iviyhow, even if the corpse of free silver
bad not dangled at his neck. No party which
Ins arrajed itself against its country and con
demned a successful war has failed to go into
involuntary retirement fiom taking such an unpa
triotic position. Whether the Constitution fol
lows tho (lag or not, tho people never fail t'j
follow the Hag and uphold it by their votes.
They believe that President McKInley means to
do justly by the Philippines and by Porto Itlco,
and they are entirely willing to leave the matter
in his hands,
A Victory of Patriotism,
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
No one who haa abiding faith In the Intelli
gence, integrity and patriotism of the American
people could havo entertained a single doubt
with regard to the result of the campaign. All
the strongest and best sentiments and umvle-
lions of American citizenship were appealed to
In Thcaday'a Issues, and the people responded
to llicm as a thoughtful, conscientious, patriotic
people could be confidently relied upon to do.
It would be the gravest of mistakes, a serious
Injustice, for the llepulillcan leaders to claim or"
assume that in Ihe ranks arrayed against lit) an
anil Uranism there were Itepubllcam only, de
ride them, fighting sl.oulitar to shoulder with
them, were great hosln of public spirited Demo
trats, who felt that they rerved their party
best by serving their country best, which they
did by dealing n death clout to lint spurious and
false pretense nf Democracy called Hryanlim.
To theso lojnl Democrats, not less than to the
loyal Republicans, was the victory due, and to
them should be given all honor and pralso for
tho aid they lent the cause nf good government
and honest money. It was of the first concern
that llrjnn and Itryanlsm should pass from our
national politics, where they had been In evi
dence only as a disturbance and a danger. They
were still both these things, even after defeat
In lRDflj now they are neither. Twice over
thrown upon the Issue ot his own choosing,
llrjan and Ilrjanlsm can never again become
perilous or disturbing factor in our national poll
tics. And In that fact lies the great signifi
cance and value of Tuesday's victory. It Is .1
victory of patriotism over demagoglsmt of finan
cial Integrity and honor over financial dishonesty
and dishonor; of a great political principle over
a rank political heresy a signal triumph of
tight over wrong.
Courted Deserved Defeat.
From the Philadelphia Itecord, Dem.
It is a far cry from Jefferson to McKInley,
but we arc well persuaded that the majority
of the people of the United Stajes arc right in
1000 ah they were In 1S04. The party of Jeffer
son courted deserved defeat when It abandoned
Its traditional policies in IS'X) and, under the
magnetic but mistaken leadership of William
Jennings Brjan, flung Itself into the arms of
Populism. Its defeat w is n Waterloo. There
(an be no recovery excrpt through A recurrence
to the Democracy of Jefferson, Madison, Jackson
and Cleveland. A
Time to Drop It.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The nation has been delivered from a great
danger by the good sense of tho people. Now
let rs have done with Brjanlsm for all time.
of Human Nature
The Penalty of Greatness.
A PROPOS of the lack of attention to the prcsl
dent's message, heie is a story told by Hon.
John D. Long, the fc-crctary of the navy. One
of the Important questions of his department is
the present price of armor for wan ships, relates
a writer in Ainslcc's Magazine. "Under an
act authorized by congress March 3, ISO1, he is
prohibited from paying more than $300 a ton,
and at that extremely low figure he has found
it impossible to secure bids from the manufac
turers. To combat this net of congress, anil to
secure its repeal, the secretary went to consid
erable length In the matter of expert ad.ice anil
testimony. Proof positive that armor could not
be made for $300 a ton was incorporated in his
report, and he also showed that tlie new ships
authorised would be materially delayed, to the
great detriment of tho service, as they could not
be launched or put In commission without armor.
"Several days after the president's message
had been given to the press Secretary Long
chanced to overhear a conversation on one of the
Pennsvlvanla avenue cars. Two men were stand
ing on the platform a fow feet from where the
secretary sat. Said one:'
"Have ou read McKlnley's message, Henrj 1"
" 'Only a word or two," waa the indifferent re
ply. 'Did joii?'
" 'Yes. Sa, what kind of a chap is that
secretary of the navy, anvwaj?'
" 'What's the matter with him?"
" 'He's way off. It comes of putting some
liwjer who don't know a scow from a Black
Maria in such an office. What do sou think? He's
raiding Cain about our annored ships says we
don't need any armor. .Humph!'
" 'And that," said the secretary In relating
tho story, 'was the result on a cllircn of aver
age intelligence of the department's efforts to
awaken interest in the armor question, v hieh Is
of th most vital Importance.' "
Adlai's Little Joke.
MCTEVKNSON," continued Mr. Morton, "Is a
charming companion, a good story tellei
and enjo.vs a joke on himself as well as on any
body. Toward the close of the Cleveland admin
istration we were all at a cabinet dinner at the
house of Postmaster peneral W iison and the con
versation fell upon who cared so little about
politics that they did rot know who held this
or that office or what their duties might be.
Stevenson looked over to President Cleveland and
said: 'I was out speaking in the recent cam
pilgn who for is not necessity to state in tills
presence and in Wcbt Virginia I made a tour
with Governor MrCorkle. Arriving at a place
where we were to speak we were shown upon a
platform, the band ceased to play and the
chairman of the meeting, who was represented
to be a straightforward, honest, well-to do, intel
ligent Demount, got up, drew an envelope from
his pocket, adjusted his spectacles and said:
" ' "Fellow -cUb-cn, I have the honor to intro
duce to yo uthe vice president of the United
States (and lie studied some writing on the en
velope), the Hon. Mr. Stevens, who will now ad
dicts you." '
"6tcvcnson said that McCorkle was so amused
that he neirly fell out of his chair, but when
his turn camo he was introduced as 'our own
Governor McCormlck.' "
Honored His Uniform.
T HE Capitol police wear natty uniforms of blue
cloth adorned with brass buttons, and, taken
all together, arc an attractive body of men, Ms
the Washington correspondent of tho New York
Tribune. One of these public servants, a rather
voung and good looking man, was greatly em
barrassed ct bother day by a handsome joung
creature from Virginia, who tripping gajly up
to him, pinned a hamUomo rose to the lapel' of
"Take that with my gratitude," she said,
theatrical!, "my country's defender."
"Country's defender, Miss" echoed the aston
"Yes," replied the enthusiastic Oiing woman,
"ou have got a new uniform on, hut for ail
that joii look brave and I know you were in the
thick of the fight at Santiago."
It was useless to attempt an explanation with
so determined a. hero woishipper, and the mem
her ot the Capitol police force brat a hasty re
treat, still wearing his rose.
Not Onto His Occupation.
O OMK cors ago a reporter for a New York
financial newspaper was sent to interview
Colonel Thomas J, Loveery, a prominent rail
road promoter and operator of the Ncithwcst,
on a tumor that he was about to make an a
slgnment, relates tho New Yoik Commercial, He
secured an audience with the lailvvay develop,-!,
who was in confuei.ee at his hotel with num
erous financiers and officials.
"Theie is a rumor in Wall street, Colonel
Lovvery," began the reporter, "that ou arc
"Is that so?" interrupted the colonel. "What
Is the name of jo-ir paper, and how lung have
you been working on It?"
"I have been on The Coupon seven jears."
"Well, my dear boy, go hack to tho office and
tell tho editor tint you're not onto our Job,
Why, I have been financially embarrassed mora
ear sthnn ou have been on that paper" and
with that tha rcporlcr'wai Jed gently from the
What Tim Told Them.
B OMK weeks ago n bridal couple esme in from
J Sacramento and put up at the Palace, a
the San Francisco Wave, The bridegroom was
very sensitive, and so ho told his valet not to
tell -any of the servants at the hotel that he was
newly married, ?ot withstanding ill precau
tions, tho young couple seemed to be thu ctntec
of attraction. In the dining room they weie
ogled by the ladles and In tho corridors bj the
men. Finally they could stand it no lonjjer.
Calling Ids valet, the bridegroom said severely:
'Tim, I thought I told ou not to tell anjbody
that wt were newly mauled?" ''hhure, sarr,"
was the reply, "an' I tould thlin all ou wuzzent
Scared by a Bed Flag.
C HKItirF THOSfAS J. DUNN and Senator Tim-
othy I). Sullivan happened to be spending
a few daa of leisure at Lakcvvood in the golf
season, sJi the New York Word, One aftti-
noon white walk In across a field they spied a
group of men and boys around a small red flag.
When Dunn and Sullivan wero within fifty feel
of the flag one of tho boya cllcdi
"Blast, blast, look out for lho blast I"
Tha men and ho scampered away, Dunn and
Sullivan took Id their heels and did not stop
running they reached the other side ot ,t atone
The two New York politicians are well-known
practical jokers, but they were angry when they
discovered they had been made tho victims of a
Joke. The red flag was a goll flag.
From the New York Sun,
The man who has endured tho hardest knocks
In this campaign is Juttly entitled to Ihe warm
est congratulations. We refer, of course, to the
Hon, Marcus Alonro ltiinni, of Ohio. He has
added to a fame that was previously unique, Ho
has proved by his tnanigcmcnt nf a second presi
dential canvass that It was strict science, not
luck, that distinguished Ids successful proceed
ings on the former occasion. At lho same
time, by Judicious and satisfactory personal con
tact with his fellow citizens on the stump he
haa given them a new Idea of his nctuil self.
Tho truth about Hanna not merely the cam
paign truth, but the truth between campaigns
and at all times has hem stated by nobody moie
accurately than by tint obseiver of chanirter
who originally discovered what was thp matter
with Kansas. Writing for this month's SfcCIuro's
Magazine, Mr. William Allen While remarks!
"Hanna Is n representative American. He Is
the American average. Mr. Ilran, emotional,
fanatic, raw, represents American moments when
mob spirit rages; but llnnna, with his apparent
faults, vvljleh he eloes not deny nor Ids friends try
to conceal, and with his undenlible virtues
thrift, Industry, practical sense, a c.idi-rcgislcr
conscience, fidelity, love of truth: with his elll
ciency, nnd tint covercth a multitude of slnsj
with his dense of humor, tint anchors 1dm to
sanity Hanna is a walking, breathing, living
boely of the American spirit."
So far as mathcmitlcs can supplant psycho
logy, the returns this morning seem to Justify
the foregoing estimate.
THE LAMENT OP THE GOLPER.
Tho days are giowlig short alasl
The mellow' autumn's here:
Tho grapes are crimson in the press,
The leaves aro pale and sere.
The grass is clIow- on the meads,
The hills are blue with haze;
The elder mills begins to hum
Ah, doleful autumn da si
Across the spreading fields the scent
Of roses comes no more;
The fence is bare tint w is so fair
With fragrant peas before!
The summer's dead I The robin sings
Its farewell to the lark.
And oh it's such a little while
FrflTl 3 o'clock till dark I
S. E Klser, in the Times-Herald.
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