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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 STATI3 CONVENTION CALL1 It tills issue we present the cal llic Democratic Slate Convention J dale or August llitli Is a happy ui liar voting will lie over a large p of tlie thrtsliinj done aiu t Democratii fanners of the State w be glad of the oppurtunity to THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AN or TUB WAR IN TUB PHILIPie PINES e Uy way of suggestion The Gazet r in a recent issue submitted a pi tfor o for the consideration of he toi tii H Democratic State Convention 0 a resolution declared for a vigorou a prosecution of the war in the Phili to Iiics until the insurgents recognize our authority in the island d Capt K B Evans of Otti mw s Iowa and Mr WA Lippincott of JJei t tonsport Iowa object to this rcsolt o lion in letters to The Gazette The j vehemently assert that we have no Ic sal or moral rights in the 1h 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 intcntioi of holding the Philippines We have a good deal of charity fur the dclui 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 jonght 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 llic Phitipp 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 tnHnuiice 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 freehooters and scoundrels 10 would have sounded a truce and treated with the Philippines at the beg nning 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 18t4 did not declare the war for the ircservation of the Union was a fail ire but in Ihe 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 jiirrier to Democratic restoration The Democratic party must bo pa j riotic 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 vhlc i was an aggressor in the first c istance n these historymaking times the tt Jcmocratic party has a duty to per n orni to the country On its continued o xisteiicc depends the hopes of the t lain people of America It has a no a hmission and deserves a better fate jr lan to he compelled by recklessness s stupidity to write its own epitaph MIIPIJ dill oILlftlt louUl InUutl TIIK MALAY BY DAVIS A Tule TIIK DEB Moisns OAKErrKKstahlisliod 189 THE CHESTOV Muy 1 Cousotidalud Jauuury 5 Secretary of Sound Money Leag Labors Under the Delusion thm 1 Bimetallism in Politics is ft1 rlir T t11 iMlni MsS tlm 1 nlKhMMrthrm ll Jidlj lm1 i iiiiu0 tiuilij n irl r ini I V HI Ills rlushv Kvo I VOM rti nlir l Sin i IIIHH f 111s i r j i riv J iv f C Iif lll ir rjillier ml l llii tiMtli uf Ills CJL 1 ir I stulj a unlr Tlini finHi in the 1ir wiH nl t b riili mn 1 iWBS r SKI L iq s r mrsrvK S R DAVIS Edlt HIBBLVBL BICYCLES mid will soud run oTtli Vu IMS l BI11D bicyclo by wtpntes C O D soljoc KxHmlno wliel cinofully nnd for ymirsHir wlist a wuudorfn Ikiigain it is If pin wish to it tho neon 0 SlJK wliwl BKHlwlel llioroiiKlily rclLub wlip I lamest pnljtaiiod in lowiDcoiitniiiiiiRrocliicciIprtcffliiDivoiTt iiiiKpprlttiainetolJicycliMCumanii Sj ortIiiir lui MIMIC linmair Ti 616618620 Locust St 35Ji Sjv nth St Des Moines PDULISHEUfiVKRVTIICKHDAY AT 411 fVUGTlt trntie hroLlicra of other vocatloi Men are TELUlllOKIiS Ontulte OrtlruTnwfi ITf Id rliil Mown Mutual wi Eoturwtl m the Postoflise ill Deo Hit Iimu Second class Hull Mulltr Tlic language of the call is broad ai ioinprelieiisive It invites all vote who hcllnvc in the principles Special Dispatch to the Chicago UCLO 1 from a Staff Correspondent Washington U C March Tl rtport of the secretary of the Soi Monye League presented yestenla 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 infori ia t on from every source are csacll the contrary Although the forme leaders of tho Democratic party amaking a desperate tsruggle to recove control and divert the attention of th rank and lilc from the financial q les tion there is no evidence that t lei have made the slightest progress ani there is no reason to bulieve they wil accomplish anything in the future Ihe other day tliu editor of a west ern newspaper who happened to be it Washington went for advice to Sena lor Jones chairman of the Nationa Di monatic Co in m it tee He confessa that he was an expansionist and per sunally did not approve of the oppos tion ia Congress to the ratificatiot of the peace treaty but he was pubLshing 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 grcath o liged Mr Jones told him to stick to to I and antiexpansion and t wculd come out all right I have talked with a great maiiv Democrats lately from different parts of the country and they all agree that Mr Bryan made a great hit in refitsiig 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 irongh 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 ExRepresentative Bnxton 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 doiibtof his lovaltvto J r Bryan and that it is the true test f the Democracy of the present Henry Wnttersun suvs that In Kentucky people have yot to bow down nid worship Bryan or get out of the Jemocnitic 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 makng a tour of his State has suddenlv ecomo an ardent admirer of the silertongued Nebraskan and so it goes i every State south of Mason am ixons line Almost every newspaper in the South has approved Hryans action in ec ining an invitation to Belshazzars east as they call the Croker dinner le southern Democrats hate Tamlany anyhow and understand that the Democratic dub is the social hcadlarters of the tiger The very fact hat Croker and Tamilian v are opcsftd to Bryan makes him a tower of irength and when they learn that his etter rejecting the Invitation was adlesscd to Perry Belmont a member f the banking firm that represents the cthschilds 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 partic 1 pate in tho selection of delegates the State Convention This ca H swings wiitc open the doors of tl d Democratic temple to Jopnlists Silvt o Republicans and even some of TO is Kcrienilly snilkltiil t on HIV Khvii siiijoit i fif iu5 rBf IfcHlSTS SHSS mirics SUS iiru UUwml I favnr vll b ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER AT STATE sympathy with tho party on ti niestlon of biinctallisni J Hut all will be welcome Tho CM cago platform of 1896 will be endorse r as the authoritative deelaration 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 tliu stars insure to shine There will he a urea convention There will be no compro mise to satisfy timeservers and TALKINC THIlOfOH I HAT Thai peculiar organization callin iHlf He National Sound Mono League lield its annual IIQWWOW the immediate vicinity of Wall st w arch 2Slli 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 foenoon The central council is composed o the vicepresidents of ihe league Eac State is represented by a viceprosi dent The league is nonpartisan The executive officers are President Sterling Morton Nebraska trcas u or A H Hepburn New York associate treasurer C L Hutchinson Chicago general secretarv E V Smalley Minnesota Mr K V Smalley general secretary P csented to the council his anni a Hon Lyman J Gage secrctarv of t e treasury wrote that owing to his many engagements he could not be present Hon W W Wittner vicepresident 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 Mortoiv had been Uicic we would iiivo 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 iroperly he said that the people 01 this State believe that the currency question is settled To my personal knowledge there are a good many Deiuoc 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 comng 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 1S96 It is not inimitable that they may omit any allusio i to the specific ratio of sixteen 10 one in a separate resolution aml it s akoytither likely that they will rest i pon ihe mere approval of tho last National platform The leaders of ihe Republican party ire advancing year by year and are uconiing bolder in their declarations n favor of the gold standard Hut ey are not yet openly and couragejusly working for a complete and thorui i reform of Ihe ciirrencv svstem bv egislation If ihe 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 tandard with a larger majority than la which is shown for the Kepublia is in the general elections If the question of retiring the Teenbaeks was submitted the majorty would not he so large With tho nformation 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 iuicrnatiouil bimetalKIII It is doubtful if they could carry t this year if they would add to a vlaraliou in favor of the gold slamlnl resolution for nineiiey reform s outlined by Winners Sound Money cague challenge he Republican arty to break a lance with the Demratic party on his proposition So far as the sentiment of the Demcratic parly on the silver question is iiininl we refer lo thlellT of W CurtU of Ihe Chicago in liolher column The Democratic party i in favor of bimetallism and will so cclare in alarge majorilyof theDemo ratic State conventiotisand in the Uonal convention as MrCurtis records after a thorough investigation and S with exceptional opportunity to leara the facts i TlnssocalledSouiul Money Leagua is a finehaired Pullmancar 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 pediency 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 governmcnrty 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 coimntion and unite in a common cause Lot us do away with the craft of poitical compromise but exalt the si r l of conciliation which makca for unity among hrcthivn 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 consecmence 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 gaoie 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 Jemocratic restoration even in Iowa Witi the Republican party divided in t ic Nation on the question of Imperinlsm but thoroughly united in the State of Iowa as the party of corporation e whose candidates are named in way directorates the time was ncvT more opportune for a united Democacy to make a militant campaign and arry the LAST TRUST ON THH LIST The last trust in process of organ zation is that of the collin manufac tnrcrs of the country says the Ottum wa Democrat The jircss dispalcht aitlially make note of the prospecth 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 irased 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 roscwoo piano And now comes a coflln 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 bill 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 fiveroom 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 fltting thing if the ofTiu trust was the last to be orgauzec on earth But the trust knows lothing of the future of tilings which o not square with it its own ideas of verlasting Designated Date of the Demo cratic State Convention WILL MEET IN DES Official Call Of the Centra CommitteeA BroUd Invitation to All MollRS August m LLa It will IK mud imit lii cni lmnoxe1 to jCUlHll Jons CMVlKlii n birlifi ill ucmouiau it lnnciika aJeutLiMm liincrnor instruction cniiifiilssiuner wunty will entitle to lor joo volis mid diiLiiu Of ur uvor juuitii j i i i Litgat ii ji lluVhinai n i irj in ton ii Decitur 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 teresting When he purchased the paper it was a small sheet with Ifttlti 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 jmevged 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 deiectably entertained The Gazette is glad of its contemporarys large success and prosperity and tenders its cordial congratu at ions Rsi1 S s MB 1 li iiw s auifi 5 i I I i JJ J s N7 I jo ir 1 J I SS t ifcSi15 1 12U r il I 3S f i If i s ii Jviisiir is r IVileln w 7 i KIIHD riulrnnn A UlTrijiAN Srcrelirv THEM IN The Diibuiiue Telegraph assumes to peak for the Democratic party of owa and declares that only those who l pported W 1 Bryan in 1S9C should e admitted to the State convention Vhile Democrats generally appreciate ohn S Murphys ability as an editor ley are profnndly 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 nyone desiring to enter Is neither se In action nor Democratic in prinP e Tiplon Conservative B other Jackson is right and Muriv wrong only on a welldefined unerstanding that the brethren who did ot support I3rvan and now desire to ne into the State Democratic Conen ion shall keep good faith and ide bv Ihe will of the majoritv With iis understanding throw the doors ide open hit I let it be understood lat when the convention is over we ant no boltersTama 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 mbled 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 DcnuKratir 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 EM1SARUA3S1IRNT The sale under foreclosure of Hon ohn Y Stones great Mills county apple orchard to satisfy a mortgage of SliriOOO 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 1S7 and since is cornpolled to give potatoes the preference over apples and to place this most w iolesome of fruit on the luxury list to be indulged in only on holidays and festival occasions It is true he has the Codgiven 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 Rreatly 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 lucn of incalculable value in drawng the attention of the country to the reat horticultural usefulness of thn iate Mr Slotie is not only a progressive citiien bill a man of attaint who has an honoraHe record in life md is universally eseemcd by his fellows because of his iiiuiy amiable social qualities His hosts of friend will hope Ihat his irescnt embarrassment is only and that he will soon be able to llnancial forliiiiCH and that for him there will be a rcluni of mnilne prosperity CLARK ON NATIONAL GREATNESS roniug and drowsing wearily i rough the long persistent weeks of le illness uf one of the bodvs 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 Ihe why it is that the Inited States have only become great in the ast few mouths On the last dav of the Congress amid tho dosUK scenes which were rertainlv id impressive I heard an cnthiisiasic person say 1 would rather ho a ncmher of the Fiftyfifth Congruss liau of any Congress which hasever Kcn or which will ever be I have i jealous opinion that the United ita cs have been great from tho beinnliiR and that they have been growrig greater every day I cannot see ow Ioito Riians or Cubans or Kiliinos can add anything to the greatess of Ihe 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 coplc 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 idfsm S M 0 Tlip above is from the pen of Sam I Clark the veteran editor of tho Cute City whose serious 111rss as excited the gravest upprehenimi of his friends Mr Clarks mini i s yti 1 alert and active although hU 1 itality is biing drained by an ohstiate 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 ihat the new conditions us will he met In a way which cmliime to strengthen nur charclcr as a free nalloii and Hint we tay he spared from experiments which lay be the beginning of national dc t iy MHTIlOniST AFTER OUR OWN H 12 ART Rev M C Waddell a well known letiodist minister of this district l realed a profound sensation in Hastn gs by the sentiments he expressed in s address delivered at that place last YItfay evening The subject of Rev Vaddclls theme was The Old and 0 tie New and he devoted a large porOH of his time to attacking President Ic vinlcy and his admlnstrution He 1 lade a number of very serious charges t n cited what he considered proof in bundanco to substantiate them Coning as such talk did from a Methodist i nister it excited as we said itniprual iomnuiit in Hastings and In ility and for the next few days after 10 idiviry of the address little rise i talked of Rev Waddell is eviout y tmilu a different species of Utbudist from the common run I riwood Tribune 1 HroHiir Waddell had better lotto nut r the doctrine of Icse nmjcstc will he ivolud and be may ho called upon ic carpel and ihfl thumbscrews of w Ml ial liignlry hi applied If Ihcrc VT was a time when the i strrs of the gospel of lesus should leak out it is now The 1ilnnof wvor advocated Hie civilization j f t ic heathen with lading guns or il l the toirh as is now practiced in e Philippines by Me Kin leys plan of I enevolent assimilation More power to your elbow Ilrother add ell Shonandoah World has been ild by Mr 11 M West to Messrs V N and F 1 Hrown The Messrs row i are stamuh Democrats and cd j ors of long tXprriciuc Mr K 1 rown was editor of the Hamburg j emocrat for two years and recently v tablishcd Ihe Tecmnsch Neb lonr 1 Mr F A ilrowii formerly pub1 si e InStorm Lake Vidctt We clcumc the Messrs Hrown to the larmcd circle of Democratic journal 11 n inwa and predict that tluv will up the excellent standard of the th or 1 which Mr West has so allv il aintaitifd Shcnaudoah is one of the ost iitcrprlsiiiR 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 nlcntporarics 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 liatcli inns ttio folInwiiiK lirain twlslrr ti TiiRtTsoll If Jlnh liiKersol hittlsta Iliat tliorc ia no licll will ho 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