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•VKBY 8AT0RDAY W. H. BUBDIOK. TKEIU: tl.BO Per Tear, Strlotly In Advanoe. T%e Be*t Aicertisin? iftdium to rr"rl, tfu four north-eiitcrn comities OMw BouttwMt Comer Lawler and Tilde o - ADVERTISING RAT133: W. N. BURDICK Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CUBED; THE OOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. THUMB: $1.50, IF PAID IN AHVANNC VOL. XX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1892. NUMBER 25. TIME 1 in. a In. 4 In H col % voii col Jl I 1 noj ( M r, Ml Id 00 ! i r, i i«| t 4 sn| « .•• » » IS TO; I T' » ii c v;' d •> II t' *"> IK. is 0 |l 10 7 sn in o.' 17 t> • •» II <s in oo 3 «< -.".» <*i *-.» IK M n> It 1* i W «'0 00 is oo 18 <M II iX> HO Vi t» M IIC *) no lln.l'i '-M. I'HIM . not fx''-" I HIT ll»" linn ^ t/s. fil udo't 1^'m?nt. At l"tfnl rati** Adffrtl**. lut-nls h.-o-rl.-d with no -,woi:ic ttmi» <, Itt tnii'lltlift I Hi't I "til 'Tr I -Mil mY «e*l for ao[ COMIIH.:IT .VI hill, y iynlil quar.rrly CELESTIAL WITNKSSKS. Rov. T. DoWitt Talmatro Offora Comfort to tho Striiffglin". Slnnor. court that denounced html Stranger i than all.thero Is John Calvin and Jnmcs ArminluslWho would linve thought that they would fiit so lovingly together? | There is George Whitellold mid the , ministers who would nut let him come'| King 's sympathies are all with us. Nay, ! "J 1 " their pulpits because th<\v thought nrolo-ti hearts healed anil the tours wipetl nwny, ami the souls redeemed. The Unman emperiu rat, with folded nrms. inililVerent as to whether the swordsiiKiii of tile lion bent; hut our HARRISON ACCEPTS. Tim Condlrt with tln> rownm or Kvll Ha* Sympathizing Wltnri»Hi*« In th» Angelic Forma i)t I'hoHe Who Have (lono llororo Vn. The following discourse wns selected by Kev. T. DeWittTalmnge for publication this week. Th« text is: Seeing we also aro company >d about with 80 great* cloud of wituossiiH.—I Corinthians, XT., j thy fi : tread i I voting Crossing; the Alps by the Mont Ccni.i pass, or through the Mont Cenis tunnel, you arc in a few hours set down at Verona, Italy, and in a few minutes begin examining one, of the grandest ruins of the world—the Amphitheater. Tlio whole world sweeps around you in a circle. Yon stand In the arena where the combat was onee fought on the race run, and on all sides the srntsnrise, tier above tier, until you count forty elevations, or galleries, as I shrill see tit toeull them, in which sat the senators, the kings and twenty-five- thousand solicited spectators. At the aides of the arena, and under the galleries, are the cages in which the lions and tigers are kept without food until, frenzied with hunger and thirst, they are let out upon some poor victim, who, with his sword and alone, is condemned to meet them. I think that Paul himself once stood in such a place, and that it was not only figuratively, but literally, that lie had "fought with beasts at Ephesus." The gala day lias come. From all the world the people are pouring into Verona. Men, women and children, orators and senators, great men ami small, thousands upon thousands come, until the first gallery is full, anil tile second, the third, the fourth, the fifth —all the way up to the twentieth, all the way up to the thirtieth, all the way up to the fortieth. Every place is tilled. Immensity of audience sweeping the great circle. Silence! The time for contest has come. A Uomnn otliciul leads forth the victim into the arena. Let him get his sword, with a firm grip, into his right hand. The twenty- llyc thousand sit breathlessly watching. I hear the door at the side of the arena creak open. Out plunges the half-starved lion, his tongue nthirst for blood, and, with a roar that brings all ga.leries to their feet, he rushes against the sword of the combatant. Do you know how strong a stroke a man will strike when his life depends upon the first thrust of his blade? The will beast lame and bleeding, slinks back toward the side of the arena; then, rallying his wasting strength, ho comes up with fiercer eye and more terrible roar than ever, only to be driven back with a fatal wound, while the combatant comes in with stroke after stroke, until the monster is dead at his feet, and the twenty-five thousand peoplo clap their hands and utter a shout that makes the city tremble. Sometimes the audience came to see a rife; sometimes to see gladiators fight each other, until the people, compassionate for the fallen, turned their thumbs down as an appeal that tlie vanquished le spared: and sometimes the combat was with wild beasts. To one of the Unman atnphithcntrirulnudi- ences of one hundred thousand people Paul refers when he says: "Wo arc compassed about with so great a crowd of witnesses." The direct reference in the hist passage is made to a race; but elsewhere, having discussed that. I take now Paul's favorite idea of tin- Ch \--C..:: IPi • ivonhtit. The fu,:t is that every D.ri •>! !:• i man has u lion to ti^la. Yours is a bad temper. The gates of the arena have l..'en opened and this tiger has come to destroy your soul. It. has lacerated yon with many a wound. You have been thrown by it time and again, but in the strenghth of God you have arisen to drive it back. I verily believe you will conquer. I think that the temptation is getting weaker ami weaker. You have given it so many wounds thi't the prospect is that it will die, and you shall he the victor, through Christ. Courage, brother! Do not let tin- sands of the arenii drink the blood of your stall! Your lion is the passion for strong drink. You may have contended against it twenty years; but it i strong of body and thirsty of tongue You have tried to light it bad; willi broken buttle or empty wine-ilusk. Nay! that is not the weapon. Willi the horrible roar lie. will seize thee by the throat and rend thee limb from limb. Take this weapon, sharp and keen— reach, up and get it from ISod's armory . the Sword of the Spirit, With that thou mayest drive him back and con quer! But why specify, when every man and woman has a lion to tight, if there be one here who has no besetting sin let him speak out, for him have I offended. If you have not found the lion, it is because you have let the lion eat yon up. This very moment the contest goes on. The Trajan celebration, where ten thousand gladiatoru fought, anil eleven thousand wild beasts were slain, was not so terrible a struggle as that which at tills moment goes oil in inun.y a soul. 'The combs* was for the lift; of the body; this is the life of the soul. That wild beasts from the junr with the roaring Hon o,f'^ Men think, w)' • _J^iitley contend against an ovI'-^^rrCthat they have to flif 1 ^ it iiUfiWffs- No[ They Btand in they cj«j$$r of an Ipimense circle of Paul had been reciting the **• • null en of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, 0ln'" Sarah, Isaac, Joseph, tlldeon ami llarult, und then says: "Beluif compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses." liuforo I gst through I will BIIOW ' you thatiyou light In un arena, around which eirelo. In galleries above each other, all the kindling eyes mid all the sympathetic hearts of the ages; and at every victory guined there comes down the thundering upplausu of a grout multitude that no man can miinber. "Uelng compassed about with so great 'It uloud ot wRnesses." unhcard-nf condescension! 1 see Him come down from the galleries into the arena to help us in the light, shouting until ail upaml down His voice is heard: "Fear not! I will help thee! 1 will strengthen thee by the right hand of my power!" They gave to the men in the arena, in the olden time, food to thicken their blood, so that it would flow slowly, and that for a longer time the people might gloat over the scene. Hut our King has no pleasure in our wounds, for we are bone of His bone, flesh of His flesh, blood of His blood. In nil the nnRUitli of our heart Thu mnn of sorrown horoa part. I look again, and see the angelic gallery. There they are, the angel that swung the sword at the gate of Eden, the same that E/.ekiel saw upholding the throne of Uod, and from which I look away, for the splendor is insufferable. Here are the guardian angels. That one watched a patriaeli; this one protected a child. That one has been pulling a soul out of temptation! All these are messengers of light! Those drove the Spanish Arniada on the rocks. This turned Sennacherib's living hosts into a heap of one hundred and eighty-five thousand corpses. Those, yonder, chanted the Christmas carol over Itethlchem. until tiic chant awoke I the shepherds. These, at creation, ; stood in the balcony of Heaven, and serenaded the new-born world wrapped | in swaddling elolhes of light. And : there, holier and mightier than ! all, is Michael, the archangel. Toeom- i mand an earthly host gives dignity; but this one is leader of the twenty I thousand chariots of (bxl. and of the 1 ten thnusand limes ten thousand an- j gels. I think Hod gives command to , the archangel, ami the archangel to the i seraphim, and the seraphim to eherti- j him, until all the lower orders of Heaven ; hear the command, anil go forth on the ugh behest. Now, bring on your lions! Who can fear! All the spectators in the angelic gallery are our friends. "He shall give I His angels charge over thee to keep I thee in all thy ways. They shall bear I thee up i» their hands, lest thou dash it against a stone. Thou shalt upon the lion and udder; the linn and the dragon shalt thou Tin- President's Response, to the Notification of the Conuiiiltee. him a fanatic. There are the sweet singers: Toplady, Montgomery. Charles \Vesle3'. Isaac Watts ami Mrs. Sigour- ncy. If Heaven bud had no music before they went up. they would have started the singing. .And there, (lie band of missionaries: David A heel, talking of Chinn redeemed: and John Scuddcr, of India saved: and David Merchant Mlll'ilie, RoUllt ICS, State t ,.,„|,, Ilrainard, of the aborigines evangelized, and Mrs. Adonlrain .lutlson, whose trample under foot Though the arena be crowded with temptations, we shall, with the tingelie. help, strike them down in the name of ourtiod, and leap on their fallen carcasses! (>. bending throng of bright angelic faces, and swift wings, and lightning fool! I hail you to-day, from the dust and struggle of the arena! I look again, and 1 see the gallery of the prophets ami apostles. Who are those mighty ones up yonder'. 1 Ilosca, anil Jeremiah, and Daniel, and [salah, and Paul, antt Peter, ami John, and James. There sits Noah waiting for all the world to come into the ark; and Moses waiting till the last lied sea shall divide; and Jeremiah waiting for the Jews 10 return; and John, of the Apocalypse, walling for the swearing of the tiuucl that time shall be no longer. (Morions spirits! Ye ivere howled at, ye were stoned; ye were spit upon! They have been in this light themselves; and they ure all with us. Daniel knows all about lions. Paul fought with beasts at Ephesus. In the ancient amphitheator tho people got so excited that they would shout from the galleries to the men in the arena: "At it again!" "I'orwardl" "One more stroke!" "Look out!" "Kail baelt!" "llu/.za! Ha/.zt!" So in that gallery, prophetic ami apostolic, they can not Iteep their peace. Daniel cries out: "Thy (lod will deliver thee from the mouth of the lions!" David exclaims: "lie will not suffer thy foot to bo moved!" Isaiah calls out: "Fear not! 1 am with thee! Ho not dismayed!" Paul exclaims: "Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" That throng of prophets and apostles can not keep still. They make the welkin ring with shouting and hallelujahs. I look again, and I see the gallery of the martyrs. Who is that? Hugh Latimer, sure enough! no would not apologize for the truth preached; and so he died, tho night before swinging from the bed-post in perfect glee at the thought of emancipation. Who are that army of six thousand six hundred and sixty-six? They are tho The- luiu legion vhn died for tho faith. Here is a larger host In magnificent array eight hundred and eighty-four tlum sand—who perished for Christ in the persecution of Diocletian. Yonder is a family group, Pelicltas, of Home, and her children. While they wero dying for the faith she stood encoi raging them. One son was whipped to dentil by thorns, another was flung from 11 rock, another was beheaded. At last the mother became a martyr. There they J are together—a family group in I Heaven! Yonder is John Bradford who said, in the fire: "We shall have a merry supper with tho L"„d to-night." Yonder is Henry Vocs^ivno exclaimed as ho died: "I£;^l£>*w ten heads they should all f|f-\^e« for Christ?" The great ,Uvyj^*of the martyrs! They lead poured down their horses were fastened to t-ir hands, and other horses to their feet, and thus they wore pulled apart, they had their tongues pulled out by red-hot pincers; they were sewed up in the skins of animals, and then thrown to the dogs: they were daubed witli combustibles and set on firel If all the martyrs' stakes that have been kindled could be set i't proper distances, they would make the midnight all the world over, bright as noonday! Atul now they sit yonder In tho martyrs' gallery. Vor them the flros of perBeeutlou have gone out. The swords are sheathed and tho mob hushed. Now they watoh us. with an all-observing sympathy. They- know all tho pain, all the hardship, all the anguish, »U the injustice, all tho privation. They can not keep still. They oryi "Couragel Tho Are will not oon> BAumv Tito floods cau not drown* The Hons can not dovourl Courage! drown there in the arena." What, are prayers for Ilurninh took Heaven by violence! All these Christians are looking into the arena. Our struggle is nothing to theirs! Do we, in Christ's cause, suffer from the cold'.' They walked (ireenland's ley mountains. Do we suffer from the heat? They sweltered in tin? tropics. Do we get fatigued? They fainted, with none to care for them but cannibals. Are we persecuted? They were anathematized. And as they look from Hicir gallery and see us falter in the presence of the lions, I seem to hear Isaac Watts addressing us in Ills old hymn, only a little changed: Mint y,,u 1„. enrrUst to tlif «to.-s (in flowery II-MIH of oiw. While otlors foujillt to win tin* prlz<\ OfHiiilod ttircH'-fli lilooilv son-,! 1 Toplady shouts in his old hymn: Your tutt I'M , ye tn-mblitiK' M.IIIJIM, Down 1mm tin- willows t^1 k• •: Loud to tho pntl* > of lovi' itivlno, Itlit ovory HtritiK tiwidto. While Charles Wesley, the Methodist, breaks forth in his favorite words, a little varied: A chttrpo to keep vou t'avo, A Hod to (jlorlfy: A Hover-dytiiK *otil (o save. Ami lit St for the nicy! I look again and 1 see the gallery of our departed. Many of those in the other galleries we have heard of : but these we knew. Oh! how familiar their faces! They sat atour tallies, and we walked to the House of (lot! in company. Have they forgotten us? Those fathers and mothers started us on the road of life. Are they ear'less as t.» what becomes of us? .\11rl those children : do they look on wild stolid indifference as to whether »\ e win otiose this battle for eternity? \'ay: 1 see lhat child 1*1111111110/ its hand over your brow and sayiiiL': "Ka'lter. do not I fret:" .Mother, do not worry." They remember the day they le 1 us. Thc\ remember the agotiv o t'-e last farewell. Thnuj'h years in II aveu. they Unow our faces. They 1 e :i •mbet* our sorrows. They speak- our names. They will -h tlii- iie-ht for II, uv a, Nay: I sec then rise up and e-an over, and wave before us recognition and enenitr.i ,-vin <i:t, Th '-/allery isnol full They are keeping places lor us After we have slain the lion theye.v peel fit • King toeall us. saving: "Come tip higher!" Itefweeii I he hot st rnirgbs in the arena wipe the sweat from my brow, and stand on tiptoe, reaching up my ri'e'ht hand to clasp theirs in rapturous hand-shaking, while their voiee- eotue ringing down from the gallery, crying: "Ite thou faithful unto ilealh. and yoa shall leave it crown." Itut here I pause, overwhelmed with the majesty and the j 11_\- .1 > 1" lite scene! (lallery of the King! (lallery of angels! (Jallery of prophets and apostles! (lal­ lery of martyrs! (lallery of saints! (iallery of friends and kindred! (lit majestic circles of light and love! Throngs*. Throngs! Throngs! How shall we stand the gaze of the universe? Myriads of eyes beaming on lis! Myriads of hearts beating in sympathy for us! How shall we ever dare to sin again? How shall we everbeeome discouraged again? How shall we ever feel lonely again? With (coil for us. and angels for us. anil prophets and apostle . for u s and the great souls n' the ages for 11.,, and our glorified kindred fnr us--shall we give up the tight and die? No! Son of (Jod, who didst die to save us. No! ye angles, whose wings are spread forth to shelter us. No! ye prophets and apostles, whose warnings startle us. No! ye loved ones, whose arms are outstretched to receive us. No! we will never surrender. Hiiro 1 roiiHt fluht if t would roina-— Bo faithful to my Lord; And boar the cross, ondaro tho pain, Supported by Thy word. Thy HitlotH in nil this glorious war Bliall conqn M \ thou thoy die; Thoy H.-O th 1 triumph from afar, And urtatt It with ttedr uyo. When that tlhutvious day shall rise, And all thlno urnitot sliltl't 111 rotius of victory through lllo nkf m, Tho Klory ahull ho thlno. My hearers! Shall we die in the arena or rise to join our friends in the gallery? Through Christ we may come off more than eontpicrors. A soldier, dying in the hospital, rose up in bed the last moment and cried; "Here here!" His attendants put him battle 011 his pillow and asked him why he shouted "Hero!" "Oh, I heard the roll-call of Heaven, and I was only answering to my name!" I wonder whether, after this battle of life is over, our nanus will be called In the -muster roll of the pardoned and glorified, and, witli the joy of Heaven breaking upon our souls, wc shall erv: "Here! herd" Rank Tax ami Other Matters Discussed. • Wuito Brown, of RettsvLlle, Md., and an uuldentltlud companion wero killed by a tniiu. near llyitUsvillo Friday night. Their team, too, was killed. Tulrty-iiluo of tha 150 Welsh miners at U10 Rrldgend colliery wore resulted from tho pit alive Saturday, but it Js feared nearly all tho others- aro dead. Many denflis from oliolem nro reported at Hamburg and other European eit lea. CUHOB of tho disease are dlscov ored 011 u vessel bound for Now York, At Oniiilia Monday George I '\iss, chophouso cook, killed himself and Lntiru Pay, lila intstreas, In. a quarrel ovor tho possession of a gold watoh Labouchet'o In tho next Issue of Truth, will Buy that ho knows the queen, und ubo alone Interfered with Ids admission to tlie British Cabinet The Ilostcnunn Publishing company ot Springfield, Ohio, has purchased the Peoria Trnnsoript for $10,000 nbovo tin* iDciirolnoiioQa, whlcta amount to «m.ouo. Frank Broun foil from a third-story window at BpringfleW, OWo, forty foot ImtvaH ot striking the urouiul IK Thin nbthi. I Btrtlet- n l,l„„,.l.. H » • l-nitRlDENT HARRISON. Washington, Sept. a.—Hon. Win. Jic- Kinley, Jr.. and others, committee, etc.. Ccntlcineii:! now avail myself ot the lirst period of rclljf from public duties w respond to the noUlicullou which you brought to me June l !0, of my nomination for th-.' tilice of president of the United States by the republican national convention recently held nt Minneapolis. 1 accept the nomination and am grateful tor the approval expressed by the convention ot the acta of my ml- ministration. 1 have endeavored, without wavering or Weariness so far lit the direction of public affairs committed to me, fo carry out the pledges made to the people 111 It the policies of my administration have not been instinctively ami progressively American md republican policies, tin: fault has Uol liceu In the purpose but in Iho execution. I shall spcal; frankly of the legislation of congress and of the work of tie. executive department, for Hie credit of any successes that have boon attained Is in a great measure due to the senators and roproseuliitlvos and to the etllcleilt heads of tho several executive departments. \ vote of want of conlldmce Is asked by our adversaries, and this challenge to a review of what has been done we promptly and gladly accept. The great work of the lU'ty-tirsi confess lias been subjected to a revision by the democratic house of representatives, and tin- acts of the executive tie partment to Its scrutiny and Investiga tlon. V democratic nalional udiiiiiiistrniinn succeeded by a republican mlliilnlstra Hon, and the freshness of events, give unusual facilities for a fair comparison and judgment. There seldom has been a time, I think, when a change from the declared policies of the republican to the declared policies of the demo et 'iitle party Involved such serious re suits to business Interests In this conn try. A brief review of what litis been done ami of what the deinot 'r .illc parly proposes to do will Justify Ibis opinion The republican parly during the civil war devised a national curtency, con- 1 slstlng of ITnltod States notes issued I mid redeemable by the government, mid of national bank notes, based upon tho security of United States bonds. A tux was levied upon the issues of the state banks and the Intended result that all such Issues should be withdrawal was realized. There, are men among us now who uevor saw a state bunk note. Notes furnished directly or indirectly by the country have been the only sufeaud rtc- crptiible currency of the people. Bank failures have brought no fright, delay or loss to bill holders. 'The note of an Uisolvcut bnuk Is as good and as current us a treasury note—for the credit of the United States is behind It. Our money Is all national money, I might almost say international, for these bills are not only equally mid Indiscriminately accepted tit par In all the states, but lu some foreign countries. The democratic parly If Intrusted with control of the government. Is now pledged to repeal tho tux cu state bmili Issues with the view of putting Into circulation again under such diverse legislation as the states may adopt, n flood of local bank Issues. Only those who In the years before the war experienced iho litcinveiilences and losses attendant upon tho use of suoh money ap predate what n return to Hint system Involves, Tho denomination of a bill was then often no indication of Us value. A bank directory of yesterday was not a safe guide today as to credit or values. Merchants deposited several limes during tho day lest the hour of hunk closing should show n depreelu tlon of money taken In in the morning Tho traveler could not uso In a Journey to the east issues of the most solvent banks west; mul in consequence money changer's office wns a fanillliir t elghbor of tho ticket ofllao and lunch counter. Tho farmer nnd the laborre found Hint tho money received for their products or their labor depreciated when they made their purchases, and (ho whole business of iho country was hindered mul burdened. Oltnnges nitty beeomo necessary but u national sys tern of currency—anfo and acceptable throughout the whole country—la 4i fruit of a bitter experience, nnd l mil sure ouv peoplo will not consent to the reactionary propositi ninda by tho donn oemtio party. Few subjects hnvo elloltml morn dis- ownors. Thousands of immigrants annually seeking homes under our Hag have been denied the sight of it until they entered Sandy Hook, while Increasing thousands of American citizens, bent on European travel, have each year stepped into foreign jurisdiction at the New York docks. Tim merchandise balance of trade, which the treasury books show, Is largely reduced by the annual tribute which we pay for freight and passage money. (Iivat ships—Hie fastest upon the sea— which now in peace or prolitlng by our ire in secondary sense, war ships of their respective governments, and lu a time of war would, under existing contracts witli those governments, speedily take on gnus for which their decks are already prepared and enter with terrible efficiency upon the work of destroying our commerce. Tlie un- dlsnmetl fact Is that the great steamship hues of Kurope were bidlt up and are now in part sustained by direct oi Indirect governmental aid, the latter taking the form of liberal pay for carrying the mans or an annual bonus given in consideration of agreements to construct ships so as to adapt them for currying an armament and to turn them over to the government on demand upon specified terms, it was plain to every intelligent American that if the United States would havu such Hues a slttiUlar policy must be entered upon. L'he lifty-tirsl congress enacted such a law, and under lis beiicllccut hilliicncc sixteen American steamships of an ague tonnage of 57,-Kill tons anil costing $7,-U>i),lHK) have been built or contracted to be built in American ship-1 yards, in addition to this, it is now practically certain that we shall soon have, uudcr au American llag, one of the lino.-it steamship lines sailing out of New York for any Kuropean port. Tills contract will result in the construction in American yards of four new passeuger steamships of 10,000 tons each, costing ihout. ,s.s,ouo,(KHi, and will add lo our naval reserve six steamships, the fastest upon the sea. Special Interest is taken by me in the establishment of lines from our south Atlantic and Cult' ports; and though my expectations are not yet realized intention has boon called to their advantages. The democratic parly found no place hi Its platform for my reference to this subject, and lias shown hostility to the general policy by refusing to extend an appropriation made during the last administration lor ocean mail contracts with American lilies. • Patriotic, people, workmen In our shops, capitalists seeking new enterprises, must decide whether the great ships owned by Americans which have sought American registry shall again humbly ask for a place In the English naval reserve; whethei. the great ships now on the designer's tabic will go to foreign workshops for construction ami the United States lost the brightening opportunity of recovering a place In the carrying trade of the seas. Wondel-H. illy, Pooi- Itecipi - ' Another related' measure Is the reciprocity policy declared by ait act of! IMS HI ami now lu practical operation with live luitlous. The removal of the duty on sugar and tin! continueuce of coffee anil tea on the free list, while giving great relief to our own people, is also of enor- n ous advantage to the countries exporting these articlts. Great credit Is duo Mr. Maine for the vigor with which he presented this view. The work of creatng new agencies and adapting our goods to new markets has necessarily taken time, but the results already attained are such, 1 am sure, us to establish In popular favor the policy of reciprocal trade based open tho free Importation of such articles is do not Injuriously compete with our roducls, in exchuugo for the free or favored introduction of our products Into other countries. The obvious etllcacy of this policy at once attracted the alarmed attention f Kuropean journals and boards of iide. The British board of trade pro- osed that tho government Issue a memorial asking for the appointment f a commission to consider the best means of counteracting the commercial rtisade of (ho United States iVt a meeting of the associated clitiin- hera of commerce of tiretit Britain, lu March, It was reported that the exports from tirottt Britain to Lntin-Ainei'icn dining the past year had decreased if!2;!,750,0OO, and this is due directly to the reciprocity policy of the United States, tiemmny and Franco also showed their startled appreciation of the fact that a new and vigorous oiitesttint had appeared in tnu hit tiles of the markets. The most convincing vldeiice of the tremendous commercial strength of our position is found In I he fact that Great Britain and .Spain found It necessary to make reciprocal greeineitts with us for their West Indian colonies mid Germany and Austria havo given us important concessions In exchange for the continued free Importation of their beet sugar product. Taklug all tho coimtiiesc with which arrangements have been made our trade to June 80, 1802, had Increased Sl.78 per cent. The liberal participation of our farmers iu tho bebeflls of (ills policy Is shown by a report from the consul general at Havitua, July 2(1, stating that dining the lirst half year of 1801 (ho Gillian ports received from Spain approximately 260,000 bags of flour. Dining the same period about twenty- eight thousand bags of American (lour wero received, But for tho first half of lids year, Spain sent less than one Ihousnnd bags to the whole Inland and !lie United States about '.IH7.000 bags. Partly by reason of reciprocal trade arrangements, but largely by reason of a removal of sanitary restrictions, our export of pork products to Germany Increased during the ten mouths ended June HO last, $2,020,074 or about thirty- two per cent, Tho president also quotes from a Brltlsli trndo Journal, of London, speaking of the Increase of American and the Lfidlku! nir <\t n»....ii™i. •—— destroy the sugar planters of the south and the beet sugar Industry of the northwest anil the Patillr coast V inure we lo have laxed .sugar and coffee, which tarill for leveiiue only necessarily Involves, Willi the added loss oi new markets? I.;iu,l, the Turin. Uur commercial rivals in Kurope do not regard this reciprocity policy as "sham," but as a serious iluvui lo the trade supremacy they have long enjoyed. Thoy would rejoice over Hollows that the Ijnlled Stales bad abandoned protection and reciprocity. The declaration of Hie platform in favor oi iho "American doctrine of protection" meets my most hourly approval. In some not remote national campaigns the issue has been inaile to ap pear lo be between u high and a low protective tariff—both parlies express nig some solicitous regard lor the cages of our working people and Hit prosperity of our domestic industries, ijtll under a more courageous leader- snip the democratic party has now practically declared thin if given puwei it will enact a tariff law wiuioul ni", regard to its effect upon wages or upon capital invested in our great industries. The president quotes tlie majority ol the tominittee on platform ns subnotion to the democratic convention and says, here we have a distinct,:i oi the republican conicnlioii llial Anion- can workman are aiivanlagoil by a lat­ in' rate equal to the tlill'ereni-e bciwcci Inline and foreign wages, and that many of our industries depeud upon protective duties lor their successful oiitiiiuaiict'. For these proposition* which were overwhelming rejected, a substitute was adopted declaring pro-] lective duties unconstitutional. A iiauucratlc congress holding this view cannot enact, nor a democratic president approve any tariff ucliedulc the purpose or effect of which is lo limn importations or give any advantage to me American workman or producer. A bounty might lie given ihc importer under ilns view in order lo increase importations-, and so Increase the iwcutii- lor "revenue only." lteciprociiy, oi course, falls under this denunciation. This destructive, uuAmcrican doctrine was uol held or uuigbt by the historic democratic statesmen whose fame as American patriots has reached this gcncrullon—cetiululy not by Jefferson and Jackson. This mad crusade against American shops, tlie bitter epithets applied to American manufacturers, the persistent disbelief ot the report of every opening of tin plate mills, or the Increase of our foreign irudo by reciprocity are as surprising as they are diserediuible. There is uol a thotiglitlul businessman lu the country who docs not know that an Clint -uncut into law of the declaration of the Chicago convention on the subject of tho tariff would at once plunge the country Into a business con vulsion such as It never has seen, and there Is no thoughtful workingniuu in tlie country who docs not know it would at once enormously reduce the work to be done by an Increase lu Importations and necessitate a reduction of wages to the Kuropean standard. Steal inaii.-iU'ie. pie ot Uie west will know how deslruc- UN e lo llieir prosperity llicyj luc .iouic^ wuulu be i ue appeals ot the tree Uaders lo 1;., o ui'ivUij^oiiill .lie lalt.e,,) iiu,i*,s>e.i K\J tils ptCJUlliCCS Ol* ln.-> o.ifs -oou.,, ,,„,i i,,,. inilc*iileilii^ arc piouo ,i,ie ,.ul^ tun, iLelliellU. lllf 1101* Ul'iiiU^Laov. It.,,,,, eiltjl l .tge -Slll lllC t'lllplO^Lt Mil.., l. . omlllUli^v.llt , HIS l .ibO LU llie Voie.o,, » ^1,-uiij icgiet on luir.'v- 1 " ..oo,i' .tie um j,.si aim wn».t .o,. o , ,tit,. C.toUtll .te.s l is >e t...p,i .. .^ ui uie j'luii.,,. i '11.ll till Sf Cll .S WoutU v ,j wtv- iau.. policy . toe Wuroiitcii la our .,11.' It -Ill. il 'Utt .ny iuiii ,i n ,.ui ..ii., n.-,ei.» o. nouiu aua eoiiuitj. r it, j i ,i .,j u noised ny injustice or u,.,ii. .si „. iiu-iii Sucu, or in- no lot .i iu ..i,i ,iii o^, •itnel's luto acts ol p .o »3tuii, oi.i mo \, tt. ..t-LUe tlie lauil tp.t.-luii ni .1 i..,,,n 11, .Uiit-IIHKl' 111 Celtics, Uilvl \,n.. ...,.e leieii-u^t- to Uie pio.s ^tm^ oi luu. .,11.11,1,1 tllltl llUlUCO. .\o luictn^eut aiivocalc ol Ibe pr^ u Clue l.iniL tuition llt .il 11 IS .ilHU u. ttseit lu lu .tUu .uu a itiilioiiu i.ue 'j. ...'hi'S UHutjlu ltv ,.il 'tl Ul llll,. I tl.l UeiiS I., .tiilijity ailvl oeuitin.i, Oul li I., ton. tot lit.„ .t. no it -tl Inai piuicLMe lion, n etit,it,,.. tiu lo lioni up \,..f,i.s a ii, i tire u.r ot,.,. ,1. uncr aK'iiu^i a. ictiuciiuu to tut* j.t. tupt 'tUl scale. u..r an, t'l'saries shrewdly speak out.. el illuieascil lluiles anil uttlll IVielVU..* to me great ana tieiii-uciai eitl.ti^eiueii. u. uie live list. Inning Uie last ns,,,. /ear, over ,>loS,0Ud,U0U wurtli ol luei sliaudise, or uo.oo percent, ol our luuu importations, came in live-—Uie largos, percentage ui our history —while in J. CK>.. lire percentage was oiny ,14.-12. l'lacin„ sugar on Uie Ire hsi savtil lo the con uiicr in duties iu liiteeu mouths, aiit-i paying the bounties provided lor, ,VSt,- iXAJ .out), and this relict was .substantially felt in every household. And .Now About sltvt-r. Coming down lo Uie silver question the president says he Is thoroughly convinced that the free coinage ol sn i er ut such a ratio to gold as will mum tain equality hi llieir commercial us. of the two coined Hollars, would con unco lo tue prosperity of all Uie area producing and commercial naiioita o me world. Ulie essential coiuuiioii i mat llicso dollars shall have and re lam equal acceptability and value in ai oniiiierclat transactions. Dollars of un equal commercial value will not circulate together. The better dollar is withdrawn and becomes merchandise, the true interest of all of our people mid especially of farmers and workilt peoplo Never before, 1 think, 111 a like period have so many important treaties and Humeri lut ui;!cements been concluded, mil never before, 1 am sure, have lite honor anil inllneiice, national and t'onl- incrcial, of the Lulled Si.ties been held in higher cslinialloli on both hcml- pheres. The president refeired to the coming •ni ainpineiil of the (i'niiitl Army.lle • peaks of Uie Increasing inliiiuity and .•fill's of I he vei,vans and sajs Ibe ear lial tloes aot listen willi syuipnly and hi: heart lltui tines ii,it respond with .'elieroslly to lite mighty appeal of scr ilce and siillt rilu. ate the ear and heart if ah alien and lint of an Atnelieaii. He urges the tteeessi.y for careful discrimination among Immigrants s.—k- iut; our shores. In conclusion the president shows the enmiiry In be divinely favored and tries to linpres the f;i«'l tip- bis readers that it is more certain to remain thus It' guided by republicanism. IttsollH of MclUnli JlSlll. In examining the results of the exist lug tariff law, the president says, in part, that the day of the prophet of ahiinlly has been succeeded by lhat of Hie trade reporter. An examination by a committee of lending scuuturg ot both parties, with the aid of the best stutls licians, and Uie report signed by all the members of the committee, shows thai the cost of articles entering into use and those earning less than Sl.lHH) pe annum decreased up to May lasl U.-l pc nt., while in farm products ibere been an increase in prices. In Kngland during the same period tlie cost of liv lug has increased 1.0 per cent. Tested by their power to purchase articles ol necessity, the earnings of our workin; people have never been so great as now there has been au average increase lu the rate of wages of .70 of one per cent., mi advance lu the prices of all farm products 18,07 per cent., anil all cereals IKi.UO per coat. The president refers to the annual report of the chief of tlie bureau of la bur statistics of the state of New Yuri, a democratic, olllcliil, as corroborailn; very strongly the fuels found by the senate conmiittee, and says In view ol these showings it Is plain tlitil this tariff law has not imposed burdens, but conferred benefits upou the fanner und workinginati. Once or twice In our history, says the president, Iho production of tin plan has been attempted, but Welsh iiuikeiK at once cut prices to a point that drove American beginners out of tlie business mid when this was accomplished tigah made (heir own prices. A correspondent of the 1NDUSTH1AL WOULD, tin olllcliil organ of the Welsh tin plate workers, lately advised n new trial of these methods, saying It Is clearly to the interest of both employer nnd workman to produce tin plates, tariff or no tariff, at a price that will drive all competition from the Held. In spite of doubts raised by tho election of 1800 and of scheming of foreign producers the tin pluto Industry has been estiib llsliod In tho United Slates and nu nl liimce between Welsh producers and the doinocratlo party for its destruction will not succeed. The official returns to tho treasury department of the production of tin and ternu plates in tho United States for the last tlscnl year, BIIOW u total production of 1:1,240. 8110 pounds, nnd n comparison of tin drat quarter, 82(1,022 pounds, with the last 8,000,000 pounds shows the rapid development of the industry. Over C. OtXl.ODO pounds during the last quarter were made from American block plate tho remainder from foreign plates. The treasury agent hi charge estimates thai tho production tho current year will be 100.000,000 pounds and by the eud of Iho yenr will bo nt the ruts of 200,000. 000 pounds per milium. Tho president also speaks of the ponrl button Industry ns pmeUeally created by the MoKliftojMnv^^ who cannot closely observ Uie money market, is that every dollar paper or coin, Issued or uunionised by the government shall at all limes aim in all uses be an exact equivalent, nm culy In debt paying, but ui purchasing power of any oilier dollar. 1 am quite sure if we should llow act upon Ihi; subject independently of other nations we would greatly promote their in iciest autt injure our own. iho iiitneituy conditions in Kurope within the lasl iwu years have, 1 Uiiuk, tended very much to develop a sentiment in favor of the larger use of silver, and 1 was much pleased and encouraged by ihc cordiality, promptness and uuiiiiiiniiy willi which the inviiu- liou of this government lor nil lnier- nailoiuil conference on this subject was accepted by all the powers. Wc may not only hope tor but expec, highly beiicliclal results from mis con lereucc. When the ivsidt is known w, shall be able Intelligently to reatljus our linaiicial legislation to any new con dltious. Non-l'!irn.-,!ii! KlcrUoii Invest ln'atl m. Uct'crriiig lo the elections question, tho president quotes from his Jast an until message lo congress on the sub jool, proposing a liuu-purllsun coiiiiius slnu lo consider the question of evil:connected with our elections system, Willi a view to securing uuuuiuuly ii. some plan of removing or niiiigaiiiig those evils. It seemed lo uie, says tin president, that an appeal to our peopli to consider the quesllou of lvadjusibi^ our legislation upon absolutely fair, non-part lsau lines might llnd sonic ci fectlvu response. Our old republican battle cry, "fret ballot and fair count" comes back to us not inly from Alabama but from olhc states, mid from men who, tlllferin with us widely In opinions have come lo sec that panics and political dehaii are but mockery If, when the debate I: ended, the Judgment of honest major Ities Is to lie reversed by ballot bo.\ frauds nnd tally-sheet manipulations ii tlie Interest of the party or parly I'm (Ion Iu power. These new poll Ilea movements and the recent decisions ot some of the state courts against inii'ali 'apportionment laws encourage the iiopi Unit the arbitrary and parllsian elec lion laws and practices which havi prevailed may bo corrected by tin states, the law made equal and iiou partisan, and elections free and honest. Of the civil service system he says, Unit the law has been enforced with vigor and Impartiality. The approval given by the convention to all those agencies, which contribute to the education of the childreu of the hind was worthily bestowed uml meets my hearty approval, as does also tin- declaration as ra the liberty of thought uud conscience and the separation oi church and state. The safety of the re public is Intelligent citizenship and an Increased interest manifested In the states in education. Tho attention of tho fanners of llu country Is Invited to the work d in, through the slate and agricultural do- piii'liucnts hi tlio Interest of agrleiilluiv He says we iniiy confidently submit !i the Intelligent and candid judgment ot tho American fanner whether lu :iu> corresponding period so much has beer done to promote Ids Interests. The President says It was the pur pose of his administration lo make lu foreign policy not n matter of partlsai politics, but of patriotism and national honor, and ho was greatly gin tilled ti ONDKiWSKDiNEWS. The earl of Islington died In London Tuesday. A captivating stranger swindles sev- •ml St. Paul people. Lnc.'ino Meiiilnza has declared hlra- <flf dicl.'tlor of Venezuela. A railroad from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico Is coiitetiiplatetl. Gabriel lietivllle, the noted Slsseton •hief, died at lSri wn's Valley, Minn. An explosion in a coal mine in Wales caused tlie death of a large number of Hell. George William Curtis died Wednesday morning at his home in Livingston, II. I. Dr. A. P. Williams, superintendent of lli,» Fergus Falls insane asylum, resigns. James W. Lawrence Is nominated by lhe Minneapolis Democrats for congress. Tlie Marquis de Mores, fried in Paris for killing dipt. Mayor In a duel. Is acqtiliud. Strict quarantine against vessels from cholera Infected qorts Is ordered In .New York. John A. Casey's refining works, Itrookiyn, were burned Tuesday ulght. Loss, $125,000. President Harrison delivered a patii- olic address to old soldiers in it New Vork (own. It is decided that the South Dakota Democrats will indorse Uie independent electoral ticket. J. L. Dickinson Is In jail at Algona, Iowa, for forging a draft on Caxtou & Co. of Chicago. Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts announces himself as u candidate for lite federal senate. Tramps attempt to roll a Grand Forks policeman, but he dispersed them, fa- ally shooting one. George Fast a writer of Omaha, Neb., hot Laura Uey and men himself. Both will probably die. Louis W. McAVhlrler, a prominent loliticlan of Fresno, Cal., wits murdered iy unknown assassins. Prater & Goldenberg, clothiers and exporters, Vienna, hove suspended with liabilities of SOO.OOli florins. A strike of switchmen In New Orleans leads to a disturbance lu which several men were fatally injured. Two men, :i woman and two children have been arrested hi Montreal on suspicion of being dynamiters, George A. Piirdy has been nominated for congress by tlio representatives of the Fli'teenlh Missouri district. losi.-ih Patterson has been renomina­ ted for congress by the democrats of the Tenth district of Tennessee. The town of Soevonvhuzu, Hungary, has been almost lolally destroyed by lire, it contains iibmit 4,000 people. Charles Miller and Tutu Frances, two itiloiiims robbers, were arrested aiitl tailed at Decatur, III., oil Saturday. Governor Kaglo of Arkansas U dangerously ill at tlie residence or his oi'olher-iu-law, near Richmond, Ky. Mrs. Cochrane of Greenville, Pa., Is suspected of having poisoned her falltec David Harrison, a wealthy lariuer. A railway train has arrived In Jerusalem from Jaffa, the railway between the two places having been completed. Burglars entered 11. A. l'lizer & Bros, store at Allan, 111., and carried away over $1,000 worth of silk and stittn goods, Au old man in St. Louis, who had been hiccoughing at half minute Intervals for two days, wns slopped by hypnotism. Old settlers of Leo county, Illinois, held a reunion at Aiiiboy Tuesdey. K. K. Wlugert, of Dlxou, delivered an Address. A vigilance committee has been formed at Fresno, Cut, as a result of tho usstissluullou there of Attorney Me- Wldrter. Lloyd Porter, sentenced to the Stillwater penitentiary for life for murder, is pardoned. Ho was editor of the Prison Mirror. Twenty-two deaths from cholerlno oc- curctl on board tho steamer Moravia, which arrived at Now York from Humburg Wednesday. The convention of the Nalional Butler, Kgg and Cheese association will open at Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 1 and coiilliiue live days. Alouzo HellUng, 1(1 years old, Wfis drowned lu the Sangamon river at Yellow Punks, near Petersburg, 111., Tuesday while bathing. Allen B. Morse has tendered to Gov. Wtniins of Mkhlgau his resignation us chief justice of the supremo ooiut, to take effect on Oct. 5. Minister ICgau sails from Chill for tho Hulled States Monday. Ho was glvon a banquet by (ho American colony at be able to stntt^thaiJiiii.iUuu^

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