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Des Moines Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1899, Des Moines, Iowa VOL 3 NO 8 DBS MOINES IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 6 1899 WHOLE NO CONVENTION It tills issue we present the cal Democratic Slate Convention J dale or August Is a happy ui liar voting will lie over a large p of tlie done aiu t fanners of the State w be glad of the to THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AN or TUB WAR IN TUB PINES e Uy way of suggestion The Gazet r in a recent issue submitted a pi o for the consideration of he toi tii H Democratic State Convention 0 a resolution declared for a a prosecution of the war in the Phili to until the insurgents recognize our authority in the island d Capt K B Evans of Otti mw s Iowa and Mr WA Lippincott of t Iowa object to this o lion in letters to The Gazette The j vehemently assert that we have no Ic sal or moral rights in the lip o pines and ought to withdraw that 1 resolution as we propone would b 0 disastrous to the Democratic party i Perhaps our friends are right am i we arc wrong We regard the war a n deplorable and fix the blame for i c on the Senate for not passing the Ha con resolution disclaiming all of holding the Philippines We have a good deal of charity fur the e and misguided Filipinos who began the war hut we are confronted with a condition and not a theory The facts are that we hold a good legal title to the Philippines by purchase although the purchase was ill advised Of course we also an insurrection to wh ch Spain was glad to make us a qn aim and we wore badly swindled in tie deal It is also true that the American people en masse did not approve the acquisition of UPS and that they thought it won d be tlie right thing to help the people of the Philippines to form a government of their own before they withdrew but the war came on and by the act of the Philippine people we had sought to assist and befriend After our army was assailed the lighting began Now let ns express our opinion The sooner the war is over the better It is not the disposition of flic United States to be whipped out of a country where they have raised the flag The Philippine people have mistakenly taken the wrong way of getting us out No one sympathizes with those poor people more than we do We regret their slaughter and the ruthless destruction of their homes We regret tie debasing and demoralizing upon the young men of the army some of whom under the excitement of war have practiced deeds of vandalism and shown a ferocity equa to the worst record of the British sol iery whose deeds they are urged to emulate Jut The Democratic party or no other ia ty except at its peril dares to pass a resolution sympathizing with an army whose gims are trained against our own The gallant boys in the Philippines are obeying orders and doing their full duty It ill becomes J us to reproach them or to offer aid and comfort to their enemies If President McKinley was not the weak tool of a cabal of and scoundrels 10 would have sounded a truce and treated with the Philippines at the beg of the war but it looks now is if there was no oilier way to settle the war except by its vigorous prosecution to tho end Afterwards there will be a reckoning with McKinley and t iis party upon whose heads the blood of our soldiers and the miserable Fili S lino people will he charged The Whig party was wrecked for its opposition to the prosecution of the i Mexican war The Democratic party I n did not declare the war for the of the Union was a fail ire but in platform the phrase after four years of failure to restore he Union was so construed and it stood for years against the party as a to Democratic restoration The Democratic party must bo pa j courageous and honest and to d host qualities it must add discretion int common sense It must never he nit in the attitude of sympathizing a v th an enemy in the field or of ad t sing the hauling down of the lag on t forcible demand from any power v i was an aggressor in the first c istance n these times the tt party has a duty to per n orni to the country On its continued o depends the hopes of the t lain people of America It has a no a and deserves a better fate jr lan to he compelled by recklessness s stupidity to write its own epitaph dill TIIK MALAY BY DAVIS A Tule TIIK DEB 189 THE CHESTOV Muy 1 5 Secretary of Sound Money Leag Labors Under the Delusion thm 1 Bimetallism in Politics is ft1 T MsS tlm 1 ll i n irl r ini I V HI Ills Kvo I VOM rti l Sin i f i r j i riv J iv f C Iif lll ir ml l uf Ills 1 ir I a in the wiH nl t b riili mn 1 r SKI L iq s r S R DAVIS BICYCLES mid will soud run Vu IMS l bicyclo by C O D nnd for a it is If pin wish to it tho neon 0 I lamest in Sj lui MIMIC Ti 616618620 Locust St nth St Des Moines AT 411 of other Men are ITf Id Mown Mutual wi m the ill Deo Hit Second class Hull Tlic language of the call is broad ai It invites all vote who in the principles Special Dispatch to the Chicago 1 from a Staff Correspondent Washington U C March Tl of the secretary of the Soi League presented asserts that only a few polit c at will stick to the doctrine of 10 to 1 and that the present Indications ai that there will be no mention of frc silver in the next Democratic p a The writer of this report must obtained his information from Hi money devils and capitalistic vain pi res in Wall street because lie coul not get further from the truth if i tried My observations and ia t on from every source are the contrary Although the forme leaders of tho Democratic party a desperate to control and divert the attention of th rank and from the financial q les tion there is no evidence that t lei have made the slightest progress ani there is no reason to they wil accomplish anything in the future other day editor of a west ern newspaper who happened to be it Washington went for advice to Sena lor Jones chairman of the Di Co in m it tee He confessa that he was an expansionist and per did not approve of the oppos tion ia Congress to the of the peace treaty but he was a party paper and he wan IP to keep squarely on the line Therefore if Senator Jones could give him a little advice he would be o liged Mr Jones told him to stick to to I and and t come out all right I have talked with a great Democrats lately from different parts of the country and they all agree that Mr Bryan made a great hit in to attend the 10 dinner of tho Democratic club in New York and accepting an invitation to tiie dinner to he given the same night They say a so that Mr Bryans recent tour l tiie South has restored him to the leadership of the Democratic party and that no matter what the mossbacks in the Senate and the House of Representatives may do Bryan will be t e next candidate for the Presidency and the men who are reviling him now will be compelled to support him or go over to the Republican party of North Carolina for example says that no man would stand a ghost of a show of being elected a delegate to the National convention from his State if there was the slightest his J r Bryan and that it is the true test f the Democracy of the present Henry that In Kentucky people have yot to bow down nid worship Bryan or get out of the organization Governor says the same of Tennessee Senator of Georgia has been Compelled to bow the knee to Bryan r forfeit the leadership his party Senator Martin of Virginia after a tour of his State has an ardent admirer of the Nebraskan and so it goes i every State south of Mason am ixons line Almost every newspaper in the South has approved action in ec ining an invitation to Belshazzars east as they call the Croker dinner le southern Democrats hate anyhow and understand that the Democratic dub is the social of the tiger The very fact hat Croker and Tamilian v are to Bryan makes him a tower of and when they learn that his etter rejecting the Invitation was to Perry Belmont a member f the banking firm that represents the in this country and got up e syndicate that bought the ir the Cleveland administration icy admire him more than Jioo PER VLAK IN AO by the Democratic party and are arc in favor of an economical ai rm constitutional government to 1 pate in tho selection of delegates the State Convention This ca H swings open the doors of tl d Democratic temple to o Republicans and even some of TO is t on HIV i fif rBf SHSS SUS I vll b ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER AT STATE sympathy with tho party on ti of J Hut all will be welcome Tho CM cago platform of 1896 will be endorse r as the authoritative of tl t principles of tlie party until the nes convention of the supreme council o t ic party is behl in 1900 That s a certain to be done as stars insure to shine There will he a urea convention There will be no mise to satisfy timeservers and I HAT Thai peculiar organization callin He National Sound Mono League lield its annual the immediate vicinity of Wall st w arch lilt The press reports do not say wh was printed and the impression give were printed and the impression give out that there was a large attendance The report does not state that iy body madu any speeches The follow ing is the account of the proceedings New York March annua meeting of the central council of th National Sound Money League wa held at the eastern office of the leagu Bowling Green offices at 11 oclock thi The central council is composed o the of league Eac State is represented by a dent The league is nonpartisan The executive officers are President Sterling Morton Nebraska u or A H Hepburn New York associate treasurer C L Hutchinson Chicago general E V Smalley Minnesota Mr K V Smalley general secretary P to the council his anni a Hon Lyman J Gage of t e treasury wrote that owing to his many engagements he could not be present Hon W W Wittner for Iowa sent the following able and important report H is finite probable that the annua meet ins consisted of Secretary Smalley and Treasurer Hepburn If J Ste had been we would had a speech A portion of Mr Witmers able and important report as the Sound Money Associated Press terms it is as follows Tiie present condition of public opinion on the currency question ii the State of Iowa is not only healthy but exceedingly encouraging It may he said that the people 01 this State believe that the currency question is settled To my personal knowledge there are a good many ats who would prefer to puss a resolution in which it would be publicly i mined that the currency question is settled and that other questions such tiie expansion question should properly take precedence and shouli ic made the leading Issue of the local and National campaigns The cader of the party and the active men 11 the party will however object am will insist on the approval of the Chicago platform of It is not inimitable that they may omit any i to the specific ratio of sixteen 10 one in a separate resolution aml it s likely that they will rest i pon mere approval of tho last National platform The leaders of Republican party ire advancing year by year and are bolder in their declarations n favor of the gold standard Hut ey are not yet openly and working for a complete and i reform of bv If question of the single gold laniard was o lie submitted to the Kopie as against the double standard ii v other confusing issues the voters f t iis iiy would approve the single with a larger majority than la which is shown for the is in the general elections If the question of retiring the was submitted the would not he so large With tho that could he given the dern 1 believe that even this could e sustained by a large majority Mr Wit nier was cither talking hrough his hat or ho displayed as ense an ignorance of the real sentinent in Iowa us a Malay cannibal ors of American civilization Iowa mild not have been carried for Mcv nicy if the Republican party had declared for It is doubtful if they could carry t this year if they would add to a in favor of the gold resolution for reform s outlined by Winners Sound Money cague challenge he Republican arty to break a lance with the party on his proposition So far as the sentiment of the parly on the silver question is we refer lo of W CurtU of Chicago in column The Democratic party i in favor of bimetallism and will so in ratic State in the convention as records after a thorough investigation and S with exceptional opportunity to leara the facts i Money Leagua is a finehaired concern whose headquarters are in New York 1 and whose membership contains a few i of the elect who have plenty of money with which to circulate tons of misleading literature and powerful enough to have its little meetings exploited through the favor of the Associated Pi ess monopoly The league is nonpartisan says the press report It is om of the most useful stool pigeons in the Republican confidence game ON AUGUST who would subordinate anil conviction to political ex lint all men who are at icart Democrats and who believe i popular government who instinctive revolt at injustice and oppression who despise and loathe the domination of trusts and the various forms of tyranny which the money power of tin world exercises who cling to the doctrine of consent of t ic governed and view with horror the growth uf militarism and imperialism al of these can meet on ground in a Democratic and unite in a common cause Lot us do away with the craft of compromise but exalt the si r l of conciliation which for unity among Above all let toleration be recognized in the deliberations of the State Convention of the Democratic party of Iowa The largest liberty of opinion should be allowed and freedom in debate even if the convention should be prolonged two days n Patriotic Democrats should remember that we are on 1 10 skirmish line of the great battle of 1900 Iowa Democracy has a magnificent opportunity io set an example which will be an inspiration to Democrats everywhere Uy pursuing t e course we have outlined we will practically reorganize the party in the Stale and the men who profess to be Democrats and who should refuse to he bound by the action of such a convention will deserve to be outlawed by the Democratic party and treated accordingly In this connection we deem it our duty to impress upon the Democracy of the State the importance of selecting representative men as delegates vf 10 are known to be thoroughly loya to t le principles of the Democratic party and we hope there will be a great gathering of the clans representing all the allied forces of Democracy Come whether you are delegates or not We will have a great auditorium plenty of music and refreshments at even less than a dollar a plate The coming Democratic State Convention ought to Le and will he an occasion for a great revival of the Democratic spirit a happy augur of restoration even in Iowa Witi the Republican party divided in t ic Nation on the question of but thoroughly united in the State of Iowa as the party of corporation e whose candidates are named in way directorates the time was more opportune for a united to make a militant campaign and arry the LAST TRUST ON THH LIST The last trust in process of organ is that of the collin manufac of the country says the Ottum wa Democrat The make note of the organization of a coffin trust It is not a pleasant subject to writ about or to make a jest of but th fact is that appurtenances of deal are expensive beyond all reason Tha simple oblong box in which the morta part of most of us is doomed to li when the last sleep begins conta n but a few pieces of pine or othe timber often uncovered but general e with a few yards of blac c olh and the total cost of all is but few dollars yet it often costs as nine as a jewelled watch or a piano And now comes a trus wh ch may increase the price am mn ic the burdens of death fall mor heavily upon the household of be out Why is it that a liveryman will hail you across a whole county for a fve lollar and charge yon fifteen or twenty dollars for carting your cold clay a mile to your last resting place Why is it that an undertaker charges for a small oblong box more than for furniture enough to fill a 101 se Why in brief does a man w 10 would scorn to hold you up in ife make your death the occasion for a levy upon your estate of five times what he would have taxed you for any sther service while you could look him n the face It would he a thing if the trust was the last to be on earth But the trust knows lothing of the future of tilings which o not square with it its own ideas of Designated Date of the Demo cratic State Convention WILL MEET IN DES Official Call Of the Centra BroUd Invitation to All August m LLa It will IK mud imit lii cni to Jons n ill it instruction will entitle to lor joo volis mid Of ur j i i i ii ji n i in ton ii fl Fridays issue of the DCS Moines Capital celebrated the ninth anniversary of Mr Lafayette Youngs ownership of that newspaper There was no attempt at Hie display of a fancy edition but there was a liberal addition of many pages containing much of interesting reminiscence and many good stories by the bright young men of the Capitals reportorial staff Mr Youngs editorial account of tha rise of the Capital was When he purchased the paper it was a small sheet with patronage and less prestige by hard work and the expenditure of his surplus capital he improved it gradually but not without many periods of apprehension that he would be financially swamped He finally guided it through the shoals and Into the stream of prosperity it is now serenely sailing The Capital is one of the brightest and handsomest of our western afternoon newspapers Occasionally its editorial columns emit a rasping sound but generally Brother Youngs pen glides smoothly and its contemporaries are entertained The Gazette is glad of its large success and prosperity and tenders its cordial at ions S s MB 1 li iiw s 5 i I I i JJ J s I jo ir 1 J I SS t 1 r il I f i If i s ii is r w 7 i A THEM IN The Telegraph assumes to peak for the Democratic party of owa and declares that only those who l W 1 Bryan in should e admitted to the State convention Vhile Democrats generally appreciate ohn S Murphys ability as an editor ley are disgusted with his arty leadership and think it high time o retire him The Democratic party lould gladly and heartily welcome all ho desire to unite with it regardless f past adulations and the man who ould arbitrarily close the door upon desiring to enter Is neither se In action nor Democratic in e Tiplon Conservative B other Jackson is right and wrong only on a welldefined that the brethren who did ot support and now desire to ne into the State Democratic Conen ion shall keep good faith and ide bv will of the With iis understanding throw the doors ide open hit I let it be understood lat when the convention is over we ant no County De moat J Murphy has been misjudged If c understand him correctly he does ot wish to arbitrarily close the door i any one who desires to come into e Democratic party and stay there jilting by the partys supreme decrees National and Slate conventions as f What ho Insists upon and hat he and other loyal Democrats 1 sist upon is that no man who docs it now accept the decree of the last it onal Democratic Convention as ndi is eligible o admission to the coming State convention The that he made the mistake of holt g the party in ISHi is no s r if he now accepts the Chicago plat i nt H s entirely proper that we have gon supply of veal on hand for the t turning prodigals but they should kindly told that they must cat al j worn table for awhile This reg it ion outfit to be enforced until their s st ins arc thoroughly rid of he i sks of the gold standard which they vc bmi compelled to feed upon since f y left their house Y STONES The sale under foreclosure of Hon ohn Y Stones great Mills county apple orchard to satisfy a mortgage of is not an agreeable revelation of prosperity conditions The reason assigned is the failure of the apple crop for the past two years but this s not the probable cause The apple crop of 1897 was large but the price received for early apples was not remunerative Even fall and winter apj cs that year did not bring much profit Notwithstanding Mr Henry Clews circulars and the proclamation oi the Republican press putting into effect the reign of prosperity the average man in and since is to give potatoes the preference over apples and to place this most w of fruit on the luxury list to be indulged in only on holidays and festival occasions It is true he has the privilege of borrowing money at six per cent if he can give treble security but he has no loose change to throw at the birds or to spend for articles which like apples ought to be on his table the year round The embarrassment of John Y Stone s ii matter to be deplored Mr Stone more uhan any other mau by his enthusiasm in apple culture and X the past achievements of his great i He farm has performed a valuable service for the State of Iowa which uis of incalculable value in the attention of the country to the reat horticultural usefulness of thn iate Mr is not only a progressive a man of attaint who has an record in life md is universally by his fellows because of his amiable social qualities His hosts of friend will hope his embarrassment is only and that he will soon be able to and that for him there will be a of prosperity CLARK ON NATIONAL GREATNESS and drowsing wearily i rough the long persistent weeks of le illness uf one of the organs hose health is essential to life hut hich will endure much before it Meaks into the collapse of death one if my occupations is to loiter over why it is that the States have only become great in the ast few mouths On the last dav of the Congress amid tho scenes which were id impressive I heard an person say 1 would rather ho a of the liau of any Congress which Kcn or which will ever be I have i jealous opinion that the United ita cs have been great from tho and that they have been greater every day I cannot see ow or Cubans or can add anything to the of American people I can see vl y we can do something with and or t lem hut 1 cannot sec why if we ro true to our place as the foremost in the foremost tiles of time we II of a sudden owe ail we are to them lay be i am weak from prolonged tna S M 0 above is from the pen of Sam I Clark the veteran editor of tho Cute City whose serious as excited the gravest of his friends Mr Clarks mini i s yti 1 alert and active although hU 1 is biing drained by an disease It is evident that Mr i lark has not been swept off his feel y t e lust of conquest and the vain i i boasting of these latter days 1 he republic is strong anil haw beet trong because of its own inherent i real less Let us all fervently hope in i ray the new conditions us will he met In a way which to strengthen nur as a free and Hint we tay he spared from experiments which lay be the beginning of national dc t iy AFTER OUR OWN H 12 ART Rev M C Waddell a well known minister of this district l a profound sensation in Hastn gs by the sentiments he expressed in s address delivered at that place last evening The subject of Rev theme was The Old and 0 tie New and he devoted a large of his time to attacking President Ic and his He 1 lade a number of very serious charges t n cited what he considered proof in to substantiate them Coning as such talk did from a Methodist i it excited as we said in Hastings and In and for the next few days after 10 of the address little rise i talked of Rev Waddell is y a different species of from the common run I Tribune 1 Waddell had better lotto nut r the doctrine of Icse will he and be may ho called upon ic carpel and thumbscrews of w Ml ial hi applied If VT was a time when the i of the gospel of lesus should leak out it is now The advocated Hie civilization j f t ic heathen with lading guns or il l the as is now practiced in e Philippines by Me Kin leys plan of I assimilation More power to your elbow add ell World has been ild by Mr 11 M West to Messrs V N and F 1 The Messrs row i are Democrats and cd j ors of long Mr K 1 rown was editor of the Hamburg j for two years and recently v Neb lonr 1 Mr F A formerly si e InStorm Lake We the Messrs to the circle of Democratic journal 11 n and predict that will up the excellent standard of the th or 1 which Mr West has so il is one of the ost cities of Southern wa anil Page county is n most excel nt 1 elil for missionary work Sir K Vnt docs not declare his future in tl nt i nf but the host of his will follow him to alover Hold he will find for the ox a c so of his flue talents us a li r num i Tho His inns ti If ia no will ho state what t of thn who tlin throe or four paying for It and tells HIP postmaster that lie docs not It can find a purchaser for democratic paper in county scat wi if price is right Must bo the ly democratic paper in tho town five of your neighbors to pay von a dollar each for The Dos G zone Send us and we will iem you the paper a year free
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