Independent, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1896, Massillon, Ohio
INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT COMPANY Erie St.. Masslllon, O VOUHUKO is 1888. DAILY FOUNDED IH 188T. yOPNDBP IH 1886. MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1896. Twenty-Seven Years of Protection (186 U 1893) Decreased our Public Debt Three ef Free Trade (1893 to 1895) Increased our Public Dtbt John H. Williams, of Hamilton, is not making frantic and, undignified appeals for votes. He happens to be a compe tent, level headed man, and when elect- ed representative will fill the office worthily. Never have the of the probate been administered with more re gard for the security of the interests en trusted it than by Judge Wise. We have in him an industrious, high-minded man of whose business experience and legal training have fitted him most admirably for the place. Congressman Tavler has spoken in ev ery corner of bis district, and he has spoken well. Mr. believes in protection. Especially does he believe that when we have legislated to get back "that lost which Major McKinley talks about, we must legislate to protect our working people from an influx of ignorant aud undesirable foreigners, in competent to become one with us in de veloping our country. Mr. Tayler re joioes in toe presence here of the clean and strong we have drawn abroad, but he beaeves that we need now to put the bars up higher than they have been and admit to citizenship only such persons as are deserving of the high privilege. _____ _ Civic pride is something we need so ia something that would do so much for us, and it is a great pity we have no organization working, omtside of strictly utilitarian lines, to promote it The council could help along wonderful ly by broadening the scope of its legisla- tion. To illnstrate what THE INDBPKND HNT means it prints an editorial from a New York paper, showing the character of the work in progress there: "As fineit street in the finest city in the country, Fifth avenue is a nation- al rather than a local thoroughfare. It will aeoordingly give joy to the heart of the nation to know that Fifth avenue is finally to be paved in a manner worthy of its reputation and rank. The new pavement will correspond with the splendor of architecture aud display of wealth which has made ti.is historic street the delight of York and the admiration of the country visitor. "The noisy granite is to go, and with it goes every obstruction and objectiona- ble feature. Asphalt from Washington Square to Central Park; hydrants and letter-box posts to go to the side streets; all unsightly sign boards and advertis- ing schemes to go out of existence; a clear, clean, smooth, noiseless, model street, in is the programme now being carried out by the commis- sioner of public works, U-en. Ccllis Of course we cannot pave all Masail- lon with asphalt, but we can get rid of many unsightly objects. There are too many polw. and they disfigure our best streets. The cloud of wires ought to be strung through the alleys, and the old and nnusadtlamp posts might as well be removed altogether. There are a dozen other little things that could be done, and if they were done the beauty would be very greatly enhanced, without much, if any cost. IN WHEAT. The view of our free silver friends that under existing conditions the price of farm is steadily and necessarily depressed, has received a .staggering blow within the past few weeks by'the rise in wheat, which has gone up some 80 cents a bushel, and is thought by many to be likaly to reach the dollar mark. The fact is convincing proof, to those willing to be convinced, that wheat will continue to rise and fall, in obedi- ence to the law of supply and demand, and that our present sound and stable currency has nothing to do with its fluc- tuations. It is interesting to know that in San Francisco every ship that can be engaged has been chartered to carry wheat. The estimated amount of wheat to go out within the next ten days is centals. Exports from the first of the month to date atnonu ed to centals, valued at Practically all of this was shipped with- in the past three days, being included m seven .cargoes. For the entire month of October, 1895, the experts were but centals, valued at From Portland this is the story: Clear- ancen from the beginning of the season to date have been the largest in the his- tory of the port, amounting to bushels, against bushels last year, and slightly over bushels two years ago. There are now twenty-eight grain ships in port, aggregating tons, all engaged. Ships en route com- priaet hirty-six vessels, mostly chartered, aggregating tons. This time last year tons were on the way, and two years ago tons. The rise of 30 cents per bushel since the season open- ed means a gain of about to the growers of the Northwest, and many who sold the latter part of last wee! found themselves for the first time in years free from debt, in some oases pay ing off mortgages not due for two years yet. The short crop in India has occasionec this sudden foreign demand, and about one-half of the spring wheat cro and nearly all of the corn crop are stiJ in the farmers' hands, they will be bene fitted by the rise. It is a cariouscircnm stance that while wheat has gone up something like 38 per cent, silver i worth 5 per cent, less than when the grain flurry began. All this must be very discouraging to the free silver agi tators, but the farmer, even though he may be a follower of Bryan, will doubt less be willing to accept the material benefit. The Popocrats are inclined to attribute the increasing price of whea to the wicked machinations of Mr. Han na, but as the operation would have cos the national committee something likox of Wright's Celery Capsules from Geo. Krieper, druggist, and used them for rheumatism and constipation. One of my arms was so badly afflicted that could not remove my coat without as- sistance, and after using one box all pain had entirely left it. The medicine lid me more good than anything I ever took. Yours very truly, _________ISAAC H MYKRS, Crwiceut Half Rates to Moxtco City. Round trip tickets atone fare for the round trip will be on sale Nov. 7th to Oth from Cincinnati and the North on account of meeting of the American Me- dical Congress at Mexico City. These tickets are good on fast vestibnled limit- ed trains and good until December 31, ctarn, for particulars address, W. W. Dnnnavant, Trav. PMM. Agt., Cleveland, O. ROORBACKS ARE RIPE. Winged Slanders That Spread In a Night. May SOME NOTABLE OASES EEVIEWED. Origin of the Word Victims of the Political "Morey" and "Murohison" Fate of lord Memorable Blunder. V'lth election day bearing down upon na it would be well for ardent politicians to brace themselves and be ready for roor- backs. It is the season for them. Just before election times the roorback spreads its black wings for a wide flight, and it sweeps over the country more swiftly than the hurricane and penetrates the conscious- ness of the public with such sudden ubiq- uity that DO one can tell from what direc- tion it The Century Dictionary defines the roor- back "a campaign but it ift more than that It may be a campaign blunder, a quibble of speech, a pcrmeditated mis- ftcan candidate for the presidency. It wai produced facsimile and ran as follows: [Personal anil confidential HOUSE Or RKlMMiSKNTATIVES, I f HNGTON. D. C.. Jan. 20. 1880. political pte of 1887 with the punctures of his pen in the well remembered "Parnell letter." The British awakening to the immense an. 1880. possibilities for underhand politics, as dls- to tho Obinew I tako it that the question of is epistle, was one painful auiazeirenu only a question of private and corporate econ- j The division on the seooud muling of omy, and individuals of companion have the the coercion bill was an event of critical right to 'buy labor where they can get it importance for Tories and Unionists, aud cheapest. the London Times seized the opportunity We have a troaty with the Chinese govern- fop pubiishiug a letter alleged to have been ent which should be rel.gionsly kept until diotated by Mr. Parllell nine after ment which should be religiously kept until its provisions arc abrogated by tho action of THE KOOKBACK AS VIEWED BY AN EXCHANGE, construction, an unfortunate allusion, or a complication of circumstances redound- ing to the misfortune of ono candidate !Hid the consequent advantage of his opponent. Then there are various unclassified sorts of roorbacks too numerous to uuontion, and, besides, for ali wo know, fate may have still other kinds "up her :is tho modern slang goes, wherewith to slaughter the unsuspecting candidate in tho immediate or remote future. As will bo remembered by elderly peo- ple, the word roorback cumo into use sub- sequent to the publication, during tho presidential campaign of 1H44, of certain fictions, entitled ''The Travels of Baron Roorback." But tliHse woro not the orig- inal "campaign lies. Slanders of some kind havo found their way into nearly ev- ery presidential campaign since time of Washington. Jn tho contest batwecn Andrew Jackson and the younger Adama tho most stupendous Hex reflecting upon tho reputations and familios of botli oan- didatos woru sown broadcast on tho 01 e of election. Jucksou waa accused of duuds of bloody violence. Handbills, headed by representations of cullius, inscribed with tho names of men whom the general accused of having caused to bo hangod during tho Cruuk war, were soattorod about, while Adams was chared with the perpetration of ucts so bestial and din gusting that it is a wonder that tho vile talua had weight tivuu iu thoso days of prejudice and ovorcrbdulily. However, it seemed that tho more monstrous tho ac- cusation the bolter it suited tho popular taste, and each candidate had a plenty of conscienceless eupmios to put into circula- tion and busily promulgate tho most out- rageous slanders. During the Van JBurcn-Harrison cam- paign, in 1840, this same tendency to throw the blackest mud just bufore the close of the struggle was strongly evinced. Van Baron was charged with hiring an aristocrat, and tho absurd tales of his ex- sravaganco at the people's expense were widely circulated and largely believed. His son John, who hud spent a good deal of his time abroad, was characterized as a iibortinc, and, what was in those days con- sidered a far more sorious fault, a consci- entious disciple of tho Knglish nobility. This story, put before tho voters just as shey were ready to cast their ballots, had a fatal effect upon the elder Van Huron's chances for tho presidency. Tho groat Kentuckian, Henry Clay, suf- iercd much at the hands of tho promoters of roorbacks. It was during his campaign against Polk that the era of "letter" roor- jacks commenced. Clay wrote what was called tho "Raleigh in which ho radically opposed tho annexation of Texas, a question which was a burning ono at ;hc time, and afterward, thinking he had made, that letter too strong, wrote the 'Alabama which was more con- servative in its bearing upon annexation. These letters wore boomemngs. They an- jered tho north and displeased tho south and defeated Clay himself. Kince that day several other roorback lot- iers have figured in campaign history, not- L71 AOAVJUa they do not sink in so fur as the eolid lioofod animal. What is even more important, the open cleft between tho toes allows the air to enter the hole in the mud as the foot is withdrawn, where- as a horse's hoof sticks like a sucker, owing to tho partial vacuum below H, and can only be dragged out by a great mus- cular effort. Mounted hunters have been overtaken and killed by and to thin American lieview. OB Hts to Where He Will Spend Muaday. BOCK ISLAND, Ills.. Oct. Bryan spoke to an, immense gathering of people here today. He left Ottawa at 8: SO this morning and spoke at La Salle, Spring Valley and Kewanee be- fore arriving here. He will reach Jack- sonville tonight, where he will spend Sunday, talking eu route at Moline, Monmouth, Bushuell, Macomb and Quincy. SPKINGFIFXD, Ills.. Oct. howl- ing, shouting, cheering crowd wel- comed the triple nominee to Decatur, where he was down for two speeches and an hour's stop. When the train pulled iu the depot a great crowd sur- rounded the car and it was with diffi- culty that Mr. Bryan reached the con- veyance which was to take him to the places of speaking. Here the enter- prising committee went the Charleston committee one better and instead of haviny the ordinary vehicle, a moto- cycle was brought into use and the can- didate was conveyed on this borssless carriage. The crowd was the feature. It was a crush from start to finish, and when the platform at the courthouse square was reached it was impossible for the nomi- nee to gain it. While the crowd was not fo large as at many places the crush was the worst experienced for many a day. The other carriages could not get within 100 feet of that occupied by Mr. Bryan aud the crowd of shorthand men with the partv and for the local papers could not get near enough to re- port the speech. At the second speech it was but a repetition. The candi- date did not dare to leave the vehicle ami the few police were powerless. The press correspondents could not hear one word in 50 perhaps, and they were lucky if they did that. The return to the depot was a continuous ovation and it was hard to keep the excited admir- ers of the nominee from breaking over the. police and doing bodily harm iu their dea're to show their affection. The Capital City ot" tho state of Illinois welcomed the Democratic nom- inee with a magnificent reception. Crowds that numbered up into the tens of thousand listened to him and noisily demonstrated thoir affection for him and their belief iu the principles that he advocated. Mr. Bryan delivered two speeches in Springfceld, one at tho courthouse and the other from, in front of the state capital. Danville was the first stop after the Inoimnee entered Illinois. From a stand near the courthouse Mr. Bryau spoKc to an assemblage which num- bered up iu the thousands. Enthusiasm prevailed ut the meeting, and when Mr. Bryan quotod Congressman Joe Cannon in support of the free silver doctrine the crowd gave noisy evidence of its appre- ciation. A 20-niinute stop was made at Paris, and here Mr. Brvau condemned tho money-changers, to the great delight of a tew thousand people, among whom there were many farmers. It remained for the little town or Charleston to originate a conveyance different from any found anywhere to rake Mr. Bryan to the grounds where ho was to speak. A gaily decorated platform was provided and placed on wheels and aftor Mr. Bryan and his party had ascended it 200 strong and willing bauds wheeled it to a vacant lot, where the nominee addressed a large crowd of demonstrative farmers. Ho spoke for a quarter of an hour and his utterances were cheered and ap- plauded repeatedly. There was a stop of five minutes at Petersburg aud one of 15 minutes at Havana. The train arrived at Peoria shortly after K o'clock last night. MUCH GOLD IN ALASKA. GEORGE OSGOODBT. ibly the "Morey launched at the load of Garfield, and tho "Mnrchison lot- which flcrnml in tho campaign of Senjamin HurrUon and Grovor Cleveland n 18K8. Tho" Morey letter" was undoubtedly tho most ingenious piece of deviltry in roor- >ack annals. About threo weeks liefore ihe election of 1SSO thorn wns published in flew York city in ,-v newspaper (now unct) called New York Trirtli a letter to have IMN-I. written by the Hep.ib LOUD SACKVILL12-WEST. been unfortunately rc.uponod since tho re- jection of the (iisheries) troaty by tho Bo- publican majority in tho senate, and by tho president's message to which you allude, allowances must be made for the po- litical situation as regards the presidential election." i This letter of the British minister was not only a roorback for Cleveland, who was president of the United States as well as candidate for re-election, but proved to be a boomerang for Uord Rackville-West himself. The president regarded the min- ister's reply to "Murnhison" us an unwar- ranted interference in the politics of this country by giving political ad vine to Amer- ican citizens and notified the British gov- ernment of his conduct. No action being taken by that government for his recall, tho president on Oct. 30 notified him that his presence as tho representative of tho British government was no longer agree- able to this government, and his passports wore delivered to him. Wliat wiis probably the most disastrous roorback ever luunchcd was tho Uurcliard blunder, which contributed so largely to tho defeat, of James G. Blaino in tin; cam- paign of 18S4. On tho afternoon of Oct.. 29, 1884, on the very verge nf election time, a mass meet- ing of ministers was hold in tho Fifth A ve- nuo hotel, York. This meeting was in to the Kepuhliratn nomiu; and was attended by more thiin clergymen of all denominations. After Mr. Blaino had boon presented Kov. Samuel IX Burohard, who had been selected as spokes- man for tho ministers, made a short ad- dress in the course of which he said, are Republicans, and we don't propose to identify ourselves with tho party whoso antecedents have rum, and rebellion." This alliterative phrase was taken tip by the Democrats with a hue and cry that resounded from ono end oi the country to tho other and was written and printed and told in all the languages used in the United States and with tolling and fatal effect upon Republican prospects. The present campaign is ono of large is- sues and tremendous interest, and as n consequence many hot words have been spoken, and calumnies of unusual bitter- ness have been blown about by the winds of malice, but tho infiuonco of ante-election sensations is not so si.rong in these later days. People have gradually learned what roorbacks arc They them, laugh at them, and vote without reference to thorn. i By way nf unction for our na- tional prido it should bo hero sot down that tho roorlwick is not distinctively American institution. Within the mem ory of the writer tho "baron" who llrst made his prvsoimo pninfully felt in Amer- ica, as Ims lieen told, betook himself to England the "nicrrio" and poisoned the South Pule Ice. According to Dr. James Croll's estimate, tho ice sheet at the south pole is at this ago several miles in thickness, its upper surface being above the line of perpetual snow, and therefore not capable of melting away during the warm eras succeeding glacial periods. Further, when such an enoromus mass of ice is again incrustod about tho earth's surface, as some geol- ogists believe may be the case in the proc- ess of time, the consistent supposition is that as soon as it begins to yield once more to tho influences of a milder atmosphere, as its counterpart did long ages ago, the same process of flooding groat areas of the earth will be repeated, and tho samo re- markable evidences of the presence of seas and oceans thut no longer ondure will be left behind. The theory entertained by Alfred R. Wallace is much to the namely, that as a past glacial age was melting into the tertiary period tho seas in the northern hemisphere covered a much larger area than now and extended across central Kurope and parts of western Asia, and the Arctic ocean was likewise en- larged. It Is well known, by geological evidences not admitting of any question, that the lowlands of Kurope were sub- and that the Baltic, Caspian and neighboring seas were simply a part of the vast Atlantic ocean, instead of being land- locked waters, as they are now. New 5fork Sun. Astonished the African. George Starr, who travels through Asia and Africa gathering together tigers aud lions for tho menagerie, and members of etrango tribes for tlio "congress of na- once, while in tho interior of Africa, found a Sudanese warrior, a per- fect black Hercules, whom he was deter- mined to got at any price. At first tho warrior refused flatly, but when Starr told him ho might demand whatever sum ho pleased, ho wavered. Finally, after long consultation with his friends, ho told Starr, through an interpreter, that he would como, but added, "I must havo my wife's expenses paid while I am away." "All said Starr. "And I must have all my mother's ex- penses paid.'' "All right." "And I must have money for my chil- dren." "All right. How much do yon wantf" "And ton months is a long time." "I know it. Name your own figure." At this tho warrior, with a cunning gleam in his eyes, as if ho were demand- ing a king's ransom, nnmcd n sum which in our money amounted to a little less than "And he nearly dropped said Stnrr, "when I told him he could have Francisco Argonaut. Jtrpoit the Governor to the Secretary of ihe Interior. WASHINGTON, Oct. Sheak- ley. governor of Alaska, iu his annual report to the secretary of the interior, "There is great encouragement in the outlook for the Alaskan gold mines. Dniing the year ending the first of this month in gold bullion has been taken from the mines, the greater part being the product of low grade ores, much of which yielded less than per ton. Almost any grade of gold ores now cuu be worked at a profit there. Confluence in Alaska as a gold- producing country increases with the development of her resources." OH! WHAT A BELIEF. I suffered with terrible pains in my left ovary aud womb. My back ached all the time. I had kidney trouble badly. Doc- tors prescribed for me, and I followed their advice, but found no relief until I took Lydia, E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Oh! what a relief it is, net to have that tired feel- ing day after day, ia the morning as much as at night after a hard day's work, aud to be free from all pains caused by Ovarian and Womb troubles. I cannot express my grati- I and pray that other suf- fering1 women will realize the truth aud importance of my statement, and accept the relief that is sure to attend the UM of the Pinkharr MBS. JAMES PAKBISH, 2501 Marshal) St., N. E., Minneapolis, Minn. MISS BUCKINGHAM'S III FOR GIRLS WILL OPEN ON SEPT. 21st, Jacob Miller Residence, W. Tuscarawat St. Academic and College Preparatory Departments. For and details, apply to HISS E. J. BUCKINGHAM, Canton, Ohio. NEWSPAPER!