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Des Moines Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1899, Des Moines, Iowa VOL 3 NO 14 DBS MOINES IOWA THURSDAY MAY 18 1899 BY DAVIS ft shriekers of press and platform every ilk will are im Lent to scare intimidate or disn American citizens who revere the D of Independence and the Ct of the United THE OK AN ARMY PO 0 Congressman Hull wants a standing army and an army post c Des He believes that he t u get such a post established if t ic will donate 400 acres of land for t st purpose This will require at le nd That amount of money m invested in a hospital or in some ot public charity would do the people 65 Des more good is the hum f opinion of The Gazette Of cour the government would spend so fj money in maintaining the post but d is not at all certain whether the me r chants of Des Moines would reap ar g benefits as the government buys st supplies from the lowest bidders the contract system The dealers wet groceries would undoubtedly pro from the post but the amount of be c other merchants would receive only a matter of conjecture There are some beautiful featur r which usually follow the establis s m en t of an army post Chicago ha f a fair sample several days ago Oi e of he big army posts of the cot ntr is at Fort Sheridan in the suburb n of Chicago A squad of soldiers wci Into the Hyde Park district an 5 amused themselves by looting saloon t and restaurants shooting into wii dows and otherwise enlivening thi most quiet district of Chicago A po I coman ventured to w icn he was knocked down and near ly killed At last accounts he was a hospital between life am t eath The Chicago Record says th c of that district were treason able enough to complain about t li conduct of these gallant warriors bu nothing lias been done about it Not a great while ago right in t ic city of Des Moines we had a manifestation of the beauties of ife After the soldiers got throng i with their little diversions the fa t grounds where they were encamped looked like the Kirksville cyclone lai got Its start there The boys of the we e recently discharged at Savannah Ga ai celebrated their return to pursuits by having a hot time n 1 10 old town They merrily proceeded to devastate every restaurant w lie i stood in the path of the cyclone t icv and were In a fair way to take the town when a big crowd of policemen appeared on the firing line checked their assault and landed about a hundred of them In the Now we do not recount the above incidents of soldier to condemn Uie profession ot arms or to responsible the different regiments for t ie wanton deviltry of a few s We take pride in the grand achievements of our soldiers on land and sea from Lexington to Calumpit and we recognize the necessity of war during tl is day and generation but we must exa t the better glory of peace am for the good time coming when t c sword will hang in its scabbard forever and be treasured only as a of a less progressive age A standing army may be a glorious thing It is handy when take a notion In go on a strike An in ly post is a great convenience i abor troubles are brewing It is s ng that the ministers of Des and the good women of t ie W C T U should be so treasonable is to protest against its establishment For more than thirty years the of the United States linve thrive uid kept the national peace with an irmy of less than 25000 men and t ie own of DCS has grown n race and strength every year without ie necessity of an army post We lave not enjoyed much oE the pomp lid circumstance of military glory t s true but we have enjoyed the pursuits of peace It may lie reasonable to express the opinion hat uch is preferable to posit o tumult and disquietude but sue i s lie opinion of many who believe iat peace hath her victories no less tn owned than THE DECLAMATION OP INE ig BE THE IMPERIALISTS The propaganda of imperialism at bearing fruit At the recent loj s 1st meeting in the Chicago Ai di if Hum one of the conspicuous treas er shriekers was a Baptist preacher doctor of divinity named S P HE son It Is but justice to Doctor He ne son to say that he did not hedge t the question before the meeting a r that he Indulged in no ie tc cant but stated in exact terms wl n frankness and candor the real po n lion of the McKinley administrat o fit He said i Today there arc those that wa s the Declaration oT Independence our faces and tell us that the thin to do is to deliver over those s an s of the archipelago in the East to tl people who are their rightful ma d ters for all governments derive the just powers from the consent of t governed So wrote Thomas Jeffe y son Do you remember that the Lor s said to Joshua My servant is dead t And so is Thomas Jefferson I do no believe that Thomas Jefferson was in 1 fallible J believe that a live Pres s dent in the year of grace Is as much of an as a Pres g dent that lived and died a years ago I am no worshipper of saint just because he IF dead Let th c dead bury the dead As to that lial owed document that declares that al governments derive their just power fom the consent of the governed i that is to lie literally construed ther never was a greater falsehood pa me off by the devil upon a world This position is entirely logical aid absolutely correct if the eople are to form an alliance w tl Great Britain to subjugate eastern countries and to enter upon a of colonial expansion which is but another name for imperialism The old Declaration of Independence t ie Federal Constitution and the Monroe Doctrine may have had their uses n the old fogy Democratic days hut in these latter days their obtrusion upon attention of the American people is rank treason and must not be to crated Doctor Hensons position s not entirely new however Not a great wii e ago a distinguished Republican Senator declared that the Golden Ru c am the Declaration of Independence uu no place in our modern politics Our destiny under the new regime Is to Ignore of he fathers and the of the past f they conflict with he new ideas of government which the wise men of the court are seeking to propagate At the present rate of progress it is only a question of time when t ie Sermon on the Mount will be placet in tie same category One sentiment of that sermon when applied to the situation in the Philippines is distinct y treasonable namely Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God The drift of imperialism is so plan that he who runs may read The very foundations of democracy and arc being threatened when si c men as are applauded to tl e echo for damning tho Declaration of Independence as a falsehood a rued off by the devil upon a 13 RET AND The Des Leader u in its Sunday issue an interest is story from the Minneapolis Journal garding J S Clarksons relations McKinley The Journal story says tl before the National convention met on Clarkson wrote a letter to a Iowa man about McKinley and it go n on to say As a of n rhetoric ft is described as fine It said to have painted President McK on ley as weak vacillating and sever nd kinds of a chump Indeed the job a abusing the Ohio man was so tho 1 done as to cause the letter be considered worth passing aroun and thus it fell into the hands of n man who was not enough interest In Clarkson to care to protect him e The Leader then enlarges upon I 11 story and says that the man In whose hands the letter fell was Seer e tary of State McFarland who visite at Canton shortly after tl r election As soon as McKinley learn 0 that McFarland was from Iowa d the slory goes he told his visitor th he had just received a letter fro t Clarkson warmly congratulating h on his election and expressing m bounded admiration for his as a statesman At this juncture Me i is said to have pulled Clark sons roast from an inside pocket an shoved it flot and steaming under 1 1 nose of the President elect And tli story continues The Presidentelect scowled an his brows as tho runs while he followed the lines in e found himself served up in a sump roast He compared the s gna tires to make sure that the Clarkson was the author of both and sighed heavily as he remarked abou mans inhumanity to man After some further talk Major Me asked Mr McFarland if he would go back by wav of Cleveland Be ng answered McKinley said 1 wish you would call on Mr when in Cleveland anil show him these two letters Mr McFarland agreed to do so and put the letters in his pocket Next day he went up to Cleveland am called on Mr Hanna ty soo i presented for showing the letters and with an explanation of the desire of Major McKinley Mr McFarland handed them over to the chairman of the National committee Mr Hanna read them and then expressed as not surprised I wish you would leave these with me till I can show them to Halm he said Mr McFarland agreed to this and left the letters with Mr Hanna This story may be taken with some grains oC allowance It is evident y published to injure Ret Clarksons c lances for election to the Senate c We dont know who the cor of the Minneapolis Jo rnal is now but if it is the same fellow who was the Washington correspondent of that paper in the spring of we would take little stock in aiy story coming from that witless cat the story is true it shows that McFarlands conduct was contemptible in tins acting the part of a cheap busybody It also discloses the fact that McKinley regarded himself as of secondary importance to Hanna and t Clarkson had correctly taken his measure The story finally concludes that McKin ey and Hanna have agreed to permit Clarkson to be elected to the of the Senate In deference to t e wishes of Quay and Platt H las been supposed that the Senate of t e United States was a branch of the department of the entirely independent of tho department and that it elected ts own clerks and and officers without the President but if the Minneapolis Journals story is true we tave a new order of tilings which men iti the country cannot with THE REPORT AS ROTTEN AS T BEEF Ilg The report of the board of inqu e which Investigated Mi U charges against the commissary at of the army of supply in unwholesome rations to the soldi an during the Santiago campaign s cg rotten as the beef itself was proven Ry be Even a few administration now CAPTAIN HILL WOULD MAKE AN ARMY ry Congressman J A T Hull of this Congressional district has conceived le the notion that no boy is fit to enter 5 the navy unless he is a Republican and all others are to be barred If he can have his way if this idea was carried out through the Whole military service Democrats would be barred from enlisting in the present and future wars of the Republic Hull is the author of an infamous to build up a big standing army in this country to be officered by pets of Congressmen and other nobles of the court at Washington The army and navy according to the Hull program should consist of Republicans who can show proper credentials The Sioux City Journal Perkins paper thus views this chimpanzee idea of statesmanship and patriotism as practiced by Hull It says Hon J A T Hull representing the Dts Moines district in Congress has issued a call for an examination of candidates for his appointment this rear to Annapolis Candidates must be as in the Eleventh district Iti and 21 years of age and bona lide residents of the district and In addition to this each comer must credentials of his parents belonging to the Republican we that all the must present credentials showing that their parents belong to the party Every Republican i y in the district says Captain Hull lias a right to compete Dut as the only way he can prove his to the satisfaction of ie captain Is by presenting credentials of his parents that belong lo the Republican party some very c and deserving Republican boys may be ruled out When it comes to credentials the captain does not permit himself to discriminate as to sex but when it comes to politics the captain washes tils bands of both men and women who are at all mixed In heir relationship The bov might have a lovable Republican mother standing high among the equal women of Des Moines and vet ie father might be a Democrat of a or something else as near as he has been able to ascertain The boy is not eligible one parent or the other may be dead or for mie less excusable reason absent and the poor boy be unable to complete his credentials according to He is not eligible If ie captain should assent to a of his rules the hoys with two available parents both Republican and willing to swear to it would proest and resort to various undertakings to provoke divisive strife The Journal fears the captain hae made a m stake He incorporates in his call the following explanation I have limited the contest to Republicans for the that In all sections of the United States represented by a Democrat a Democrat is appointed and I believe in this district the party is entitled to representation from here in the Admitting that this is so it yet remains that Republicans ought not in al things to imitate Democrats Probably in many districts represented by these are not open to competitive examinations In any event it is not Republican doctrine that this country belongs to one political party or another but on the contrary that it is everybodys country The experience of the recent war as demonstrated as it has been demonstrated before that L man does not have to be In his own knowledge and under certificate of his parents a Republican in order to be valiant as a sailor or a soldier and faithful to i ie honor of the Hag The Journal would not if it could navy othe army all Republican since the teople themselves are of different political relationship Neither the one nor the other ought to be partisan mt both should have the American spir t and be loyal and true to United States of America The s quite clear in its own mind that Hull has made a mistake DEB Mown 189 IM i S DAVIS Bd H n imperialism is waxing every day AT shriekers will be hedging on the MS and their liars will be tuned to a d song A HEALTH TO job of whitewashing Notable amo a them is the Sioux City Journal of which Geo D Perkins Congress is the editor The Journ 0 is not so partisan that It can j the finding of the report althou President McKinley 0 Ktt it wl d alacrity The Journal says The war department and the be packers escape scot free So far as t e war department Is concerned the ace o sation will be freely made that t commission has done a con d Plete job of whitewashing The ition to hold the department respo sible for the failure of the commissar to provide suitable rations is wid spread The censure of the conim sary general may be construed as r fleeting on the department In a mea ure but not with any degree of defit i ten ess As to the packers share in tl wretched business the genera o undoubtedly will be that the vindici t on is overdone in its No one who has followed the test mony day by day as given before 1 1 commission has much doubt that th packers of the canned beef were pat responsible for the poor foo quality of the beef There must hav been some carelessness in its prepar atlon largely no doubt indi ce through hurry in filling the orders received on short notice Whil hey may not have been held to blame for this the packers shouli not have attempted to fill the orders without acquainting the w th the difficulties under which t would have to labor That the beef furnished the army was the canned beef of commerce as ound by the commission is hard to believe in the light of the has been published concerning ie nauseating and unwholesome character when served at the mess tables hat It caused little sickness is true o doubt for the very good reaso i iat the men would eaL very little of The report as n whole is hardly The inquiry was instructed to find out whether there was any trouble w th the beef ration and if go who was responsible The commission has ound that there were several things ie matter but it has held no one responsible unless It be General Eagan ho is no longer in the service or General Miles for neglecting o criticise the beel when he first leard complaints against it In this ie report is disappointing It wl eet with harsh criticism in some no doubt and very likely the President will be made the target of some of the critics To those who read President instructions to the commission this criticism will lave little effect The instruct ions were explicit and given with a view to getting to the bottom of the matter at Issue It will bo remembered that Secreta y Wilson of the Department of lure raised a lugubrious howl when General Miles first trained his guns on the iniquitous crowd Wilson c a meil that the imputation on the Integrity of the packer would do damage to the trat e in canned meats and we had the scandalous spectacle of a member of t ie cabinet using his official position in attempting to shield the mercenary gang who had been working oft tons of rotten refuse on the govern neni for which they were paid in of good money from the pubic lin PER VEAR IN health and prosperity CHANGE OF ADDRESS S twr of days to Colonel S F No ton of Chicago whose paper Norton Monthly has Just completed its flr ji year of publication N Colonel Norton is one of the or rf nal Greenbackers having enlisted 10 the work of financial reform TO CORRESPONDENTS on questions a by tlie editor but wuBt limited to 800 words Make r our commit i rations abort crisp A won la to communicate joi on any Riven subject We nw brief letters to a few of ATI correspondence must be by iLu name of tlic writer otter s will not be used however No arc mid cannot be is compelled to decline lo nsi stories meaning youns aspirants arc disposed to favor Mm w tl he bus not tun time at the weekly Sentinel the B est Greenback paper in the West fo 8 many years and Monthly ts successor The Monthly is one o r our exchanges that is always 1 and inspiring although we do not a ways agree with its conclusions I j matters of public policy Tlie May number of our friend paper is especially Interesting aa ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER AT STATE CAPTAL THE LOYALISTS MEETING IN CHICAGO The Chicago Chronicle thus intro duces its account of the meeting o loyalists in Chicago last Sabbath which was to have set the country 01 fire and carry consternation into the hearts of those who had presumed to criticise the imperialistic policy of His Royal Highness William of Canton The loyalists meetings were a disappointment to tile promoters whose expectations included three monster gatherings The on was one moderately attended one poorly attended and one abandoned for lack of an audience The Auditorium was twothirds full There were vacant seats in the body of the house and first gallery a fringe of persons in the first row of the second and hair a dozen people had wandered Into tho upper gallery There were open gaps of seats on the platform and empty corridors and foyers Central Music Hall was less than half filled and that only attained after later arrivals at the Auditorium were told that there were no seats to be had and urged to go to Central Music Hall The Methodist church meeting was only fourteen put la an appearance The light attendance It was claimed was due to the rain that began failing soon after noon No meeting in recent was ever so well advertised 20000 tickets having been distributed The personnel of the meeting was not of a character to cause the meeting at Central Music Hall to suffer by comparison About the only speaker who aroused any enthusiasm was our Jonathan and he was at his best scraped his skates on the sky am eulogized the achievements of the army and glorified McKinley but in not a single sentence did he declare himself in favor of the permanent acquisition of the Philippines as part of the territory of the United States It will puzzle anybody who lias read to discover a single idea points to u solution of the problem in the Philippines In fact the whole crowd of treaso i shriekers hedged on the real question at issue The resolutions adopted endorsed the course of the administration in the Philippines as thus far de and the fifth resolution reat s as follows The government of the United States should be and we believe will be true to its principles in the disposition of all questions that may arise In the future in our relationship with the people of the Philippine Islands This resolution is unobjectionable even to the opponents of imperialism la so far as it declares that the government of the United States should be true to its principles That is what the patriotic citizens of America Insist upon but the course of the administration does not justify the belief that c it intends to be true to the principles upon which the government of the United States was founded name Iv the consent of the guv When the commissioners issued their proclamation to the Philippine people declaring the absolute sovereignty of the United States and announcing the intention of the government to control the islands l as its territory the American people h in believing that UK in tent of the administration is lo h title L system of colonial expansion and imperialism in the Philippine is ands and they had the right to protest lid protest most vigorously at the t Central Music Hall meeting protesting the and they will lo protest through Ihc press and on the platform flits departure from the fundamental t upon which this government is founded And little will they flic cry of i treason and other infamous instills ul t prod liy swashbucklers of Hie r stripe The who arc is lo call themselves whelps of tho 1 British lion and all the crowd of ty Colonel home and 1 1 place of publication of his er at 544 avenue The co one draws a long breath and announces the fact that has lifted the mortgage from The Shanty in the following eloquent and pathetic Ian guage For two whole weeks we have slept for the first time in years under a roof that was not mortgaged or rented Our whole life long since we slept under one of Uncle Sams tents in the army have we been paying rent to landlords and interest o loaners Is It any wonder that the burden of our reform song has become Homes for the a home for every man woman and child across the threshold of which no landlord or creditor can step his foot And while we rejoice in our own good luck we shall not forget that millions of others are still struggling with the that blighting withering curse of progress and true c The dear old Shanty Homely quaint and unpretentious What associations are interwoven with its existence Beneath its roof have we made fifteen years of our lifes struggle Beneath its roof have we dreamed dreams of better days not only for ourself but for our fellowmen we love and whom wo would rejoice to see emancipated from the slavery of usury and landlordism and lifted to a higher better and happier plane of existence To it have come hundreds of ds of letters and papers from eve look and corner of the civilized lingis world From it lias gone forth millions of papers ami documents in behalf of what we regard as a sacred and ho v cause Across its threshold have the feet of thousands of welcome vistors from every section of the States Some may repeat their visits n t tc years to come and some have crossed that threshold which separates Time from Eternity Colonel Norton is a man of large heart and a writer who is not above i in sentiment which touches t ic of his readers His two books Ten Men of Money Island and Still the World Goes On have lad a wide circulation His pamphlets on t le money question and his speeches lave had a marked influence upon thousands of people In Colone was urged by the Populists to run for Pres lent but he gave his support to Mr Bryan Although he seems now to urge a revival of the olt Greenback party In the next campaign we hope lie will be vitli us in helping to elect the great William J Bryan to the residency But whatever course this Trand man pursues it will be by honest und conscientious mo ves All who are privileged to know Colnel S F Norton personally hold him i affectionate regard and respect He s as the voice of one crying in the for many weary years but l men make up the good salt of ic earth which is to save the world sordid conditions and the time s s com ng when a race enfranchised 7 the thralldom of an arrogant L 10 of natural utilities and of le met him of exchange will hold in l remembrance the early pio cc s whose unselfish made s ich a happy consummation possible Board of Supervisors of Union county propose to go after the with a sharp stick The boart has employed Clias W Wi Jams by resolution to make a dil gent and careful search in this and ither counties and states for such emitted concealed and property The taxes upon vh ch arc lawfully due and upon thereof to faithfully honestly m impartially report the same to the d i ity auditor or county treasurer v 10 shall proceed as directed by the of the State of Iowa in such ases made and provided to assess tic i property and enter samo on the ax ist then in the hands of the o ty treasurer for collection and so to make diligent and careful earc i for moneys due from the State m other sources For this service Ir Williams is to receive half of al 10 leys GLORIOUS This is the way the press dispatches eai concerning how the Iowa soldiers re behaving in the Philippines Manila May The American of San Fernando was notable for wo remarkable one bv and the and most by the Iowa troops The exploit f the lowans is the talk of Yesterday morning General Hale vitli two battalions of the ow and it Hotchkiss gun on San Fernando his men s town on the right The were compelled to wade across wo ow streams to reach the town V lei they approached Sail Fernando hey found that the main body of the had deserted the place fleeing northward Only a small son was left to make a defense the Iowa boys were in the midle of the second stream which they ad to cross the Filipinos opened a risk fire on them If they thought to old the Americans in check refused to support Mr Bryan for President in he said that the free coinage of liver was essentially immoral taken his friend Sloanes divorced over into Connecticut and her after first having invaded S nines home and given him grounds or divorce he now in his to remark that Bryan ought o take his advice and abandon the TOSS immorality of the cause of free i nage Mr is entitled to be belt as the chief moralist of the feeling of lassitude indeed a more lan tired feeling has seized the of the Alvord Democrat since he ead the account of the recent wedding n tho nobility circles of Des Moines list this common mudsill kick ie says Such snobbery in America a mans liver ache especially we think that the girl in is perhaps nothing more than a a n everyday Amerlan girl who if it were not for the i ired dollars of her would e earning her own living and the omit wouldnt think of looking way to smash the trusts is to out the tariff on every article ic i is man n fact u red by the trusts he way to destroy this deadly upas is lo tear it up bv the roots Louis T Genting of Hastings i his appreciation of The Ga t otic by sending us a dub oC subscrib i from Mills county last week If a 11 our friends would spare a little I i ie and make a very little effort we i mild soon have a list of ten thousand c and lie able to launch The 1 i y Gazelle again remind our It ie Is that we will furnish The Ga I in club of five for 1 and send A e taper free Tor one year o the one i K raises such a club H H Van Motor of Chicago is oing t ie country a service in the Chi i igo Kecord in protest ing against the reas censorship which the m nitration is enforcing in the and which is threatened i this hitherto free country In ig a stirring letter to the Record e says The czar ami lie kaiser n sultan may suppress the in There is a wireless Me ai iv that tells of u terrie simple for liberty hi be Philip J Ii is st the heart of and the conscience of all may be beard The heard its voice in thunder tunes Hi it spoke to Spain fur Cuban ee om It bus the same heart and e same voice to for lit Iv in the Xo can ever silence Thi brave soldiers and who ive to fight Nonius freedom are as lie as they are brave Let them be an at home without fear of trouble fro disappointed for the lowans tl leers and shouts scrambled up ie ba ik of the river nearest the mil matters became p 1 IP Filipinos Without a hesitation the wa is the position helii by and drove them out Thei they chased them through the w i ami a mile beyond It was a foot race in which the natives had the they were baited hv ai y of them were Tiis s the that i lew Billheads in wre i short time ami for their ly regiment had been for more than three 01 ths and for a long time r ve duly on land Hut at lite e r i aces on the line and i i c for We were 1 when we read of I he ie battalion led bv Major Hy at and now lies i ie heroic of the Kiment at San Fernando achieve t l mt will live in the of av deeds bv brave men J i health lo tiie glorious i officers and men Laurels for K e fv ng solace for the wounded ami t for the dead staunch Democratic the Tama Democrat a mistake in one of its former Dilis In the following generous The Gazette All A month aco the Democrat said that tie Dea Moines Gazette bern the and savs ie lias done it an injustice i examination of the tiles of The show that were mis taken m has just grounds for nip aim hist how it happened ai iele from another exchange was iv b u no harm was intended The e is the best papers Moines lias Had in vears ami we to note Mint ji Is Democratic 1 lilies and thai so able an of the people as fit editorial rourse We hope see The in thousand mies in Iowa before fall he Democrat ic gain of in a and the election of a mayor constitute a notable po ca revolution says tln Chicago J In the Republican in was imr 1 IK n It was We are on if eve if a revival of v and every Democrat should Infill t 1 imperialistic policy of the Re f i itail parly to the scandals f and caused 1 who iwere the Consti u on and tiie Declaration to come to ier for ami the prospects v for a united whitewashing committee which z ami Uu their brush in a tar ic id when hey came to who i HV used us a scapegoat by p war department but when c i e a swipe at Miles they tbi marls and only en Helves Miles lias e gratitude of the and lht a i at large for bin brave conduct knavis who robbed p and poisoned his coin s ties We recommend o e son A Miles to President Bryan in 1 01 us exactly the right man for Sec b tary of War whu was une if the i ef treason brayns nt he Chicago A ir K former Metli w who got too big for for mure prominence f joined the Episcopal tl u vh for ii bishopric ami more nigh The church of which he is a u n u in tip in the main j from he Church of Kng nil who left because they could mit t the whole thing Fellows is a rara h s among reformers content The v lias sold out to the ade and is run liy a pack of politicians want a correspondent at town in in Us brief on subjects of f interest Letters should be t ailed so as to reach us on
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