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ON THE STAGE NOW.
THE SILVER CAUSE CAN NOT
BE QUIETED DOWN.
flow the Author Iteoame Interested In the
Money Quention III Drama Founded
on "Coin'a Financial School" W. Jf
The free silver cause has found ex
pression through the medium of the
drama. The man who has had the cour
age to put his arguments upon the stage
la Mr. Fitzgerald Murphy, who has
hitherto written along conventional
lines. His play is called "The Silver
The play was first produced at the
Chicago opera house some weeks ago,
and created something of a sensation,
the theater being packed to the doors
the last three nights of the engage
ment, when it had become known that
a most daring play had been brought
Mr. Murphy acknowledges "Coin's Fi
nancial School" as the basis of his play,
and on the opening night Mr. Harvey,
the author of that remarkable work,
was called upon, as he sat in the box,
to say something about the relation of
the play to his theories, and he de
clared that the drama represented the
spirit of "Coin" "most magnificently,"
ijnd believed that its influence upon the
silver cause would be great.
Mr. Murphy is a young Irishman who
made play writing an avocation, when
his vocation was the newspaper profes
sion. He was for a time on the staff of
the New York World. He is a nervous,
energetic young man, an enthusiastic
Eilverite, and believes that, although his
play treats of current politics, it will
nevertheless be a great success. When
asked how he became interested in the
silver question as a basis for a play,
Mr. Murphy replied:
"Through instinct, I suppose. I no
ticed that those who uphold the single
gold standard are mostly bankers,
beneficiaries of the big trusts, stock
holders of the big insurance companies,
bondholders and mortgage sharks all
money lenders, non-producers, who live
on the money created by the wealth
producer, the laborer. I had nothing in
common with them. The men who fa
vor free silver are mostly of my own
stripe men who work for a living. I
never earned a dollar for which I did
not give an equivalent. The laborers'
struggles and aspirations are my own.
As a dramatist I consider the heart
aches of humanity my best material.
The producers favor free silver, and I
am instinctively with them.
"But my aggressive interest is a re
sult not only of my instinctive prefer
ence, but of a scientific investigation of
the subject. A year ago I owned a
weekly newspaper out in Los Angeles.
When the seigniorage bill had passed
both branches of congress, thanks to
that grand son of Missouri, 'Dick
Bland, and was vetoed by that arch
gold monometallist Grover Cleveland,
I studied the money question so as to
be able to intelligently discuss the ques
tion editorially. I read John Stuart
Mill, David Ricardo, General Francis
A. Walker's 'Money' and the magnifi
cent speeches of Senators John P. Jones
and W. M. Stewart and Representative
W. J. Bryan, the last named being a
prototype of my hero.".
"Did you read Secretary Carlisle's
"Yes," said Mr. Murphy, "and he is
ONE OF THE MEN WHO OWN THE
the same Carlisle who is now cuckooing
for gold the same Carlisle who first
characterized the demonetization of sil
ver as 'the crime of '73 In his speech
in the house of representatives in 1878
he said that 'the demonetization of sil
ver was the most gigantic crime of this
"or any other age; it would cause more
suffering than if one-half of all the
movable property. Including railroads
and shipping, was destroyed at a blow.
"This quotation, in the light of his
recent speeches at Memphis and Cov
ington, is a sad commentary upon the
undermining of a statesman by the in
sidious influences of money and office
In the cabinet of the puppet of the plu
tocracy. "On my way from Denver to New
York last spring I picked up a copy of
'Coin's Financial School' on the train.
That chance reading of Mr. Harvey's
book is responsible for my play, 'The
Silver Lining On page 112 of that re
markable book are two little pen-and-ink
sketches, respectively called, 'One
of the Men Who Own the Gold and
One of the Men Who Own the Com
modities The first picture represents a
prosperous looking, sleek capitalist, and
the other a poor, poverty-stricken
farmer, sadly looking at a notio of
sheriff's sale on his fence. Those two
little pictures suggested the foundation
for an American social play, showing
the conflict between the money lender
and the money producer. I believe the
stage should be as powerful a factor In
the education of the public as the pul
pit, the newspaper or general litera
ture. I my play I treat the silver
question simply as a moral proposition
a question of justice in our commer
cial relations. The money question can
be easily reduced to a few simple
truths. If you limit the supply of
money it becomes dear, Increases its
purchasing power over wealth-producing
labor ind commodities. Measured
by the accepted standard gold prices
fall, and when they fall money in
creases in value, can buy more, and the
owners of money enrich themselves cor
respondingly.. When the producer is
exchanging his property for that money
he must give up more, for just as money
appreciates in value, prices decrease in
an adverse ratio. The material of
which money is made is no more a
standard of value than is the material
of which a clock is made a standard
of time. The money lenders of the
world have cornered the gold, and have
succeeded in having a law enacted to
prevent our using silver as fundament
al money of redemption whereby we
can break that corner. The single gold
standard is slowly and insidiously un
dermining our American independence.
The gold standard newspapers of Chi
cago have ridiculed my play and abused
me; but ridicule and abuse are not ar
guments. I expect no quarter from
gold standard newspapers, and I give
no quarter. In 'The Silver Lining' I
show how certain of the gold papers
ONE OF THE MEN WHO OWN THE
are subsidized by the gold powers
Naturally, I am not a favorite with the
Old Parties Tnlte In Kaunas.
The republican and democratic com
mittees in Seward county, Kan., have
united in a call for a joint convention.
They declare this step to be necessary
in order to defeat the populists. It is
reported that the same combination of
the two wings of the plutocratic party
will take place in other parts of Kan
sas. This is the natural course of
events. Whenever and wherever the
populist party gets strong enough to
carry a state then and there the old
parties will unite to defeat them, for
this reason: There i3 absolutely no
difference of principle or policy be
tween the two old parties. They are
both run and controlled in the inter
ests of the bankers and monopolists.
As long as the plutocrats can keep the
people divided, half and half in the old
parties, they will not care much which
one of the two wings of their political
party is elected. But the moment a
party like the populist, which differs
radically in principle and policy from
the other two, and is in the interest
of the people, as against the monopo
lists, arises, then if the money power
cannot beat them with the two wings of
Its party separately it will combine
them just as it did against the Knights
of Labor ticket with Henry George at
Its head in New York in 1886, and just
as it has done in scores of other cities
against the Knights of Labor when
they develop strength enough to carry
an election. This is a good object lesson
for the voters in those states where the
two old parties are still separated. The
democratic workingman who is now
fighting the. democrats must see from
this that it is only a question of time
when his masters will force him into
the same camp of the party he is now
fighting. Workingmen, shake off your
slavery to the old party bosses and
march out into political liberty.
A Half-Civilized Country.
Col. I. W. Avery, who has lately made
a tour, of South American countries,
talks very interestingly of his observa
tions of the monetary system of the
powers visited by him. In Uruguay,
according to Col. Avery, where silver
under ten dollars is the issue, a coun
try that does not coin a dollar in gold,
he was surprised and humiliated by
having his United States gold discount
ed four cents on the dollar. The same
holds good with English gold.
There is food for thought in this. Uru
guay, a small South American power,
just says that her money shall pass
current, and it goes. Yet Uruguay has
no gold. Her paper issue is considered
bo much better than gold that she dis
counts the metal without regard
whether it bears the stamp of the
United States, England or France, four
cents on the dollar.
ThiB is a nut for the "sound money"
theorists who want a dollar that will
be a dollar all over the world, to crack.
Gold was not worth a dollar In Uru
guayan paper money in Uruguay.
Why this outrage?
Why can't the United States, the
richest power on earth, make its own
standard of value? We can, if we will.
The only way to do a thing is to do it.
In the meantime what about Uru
guay ? Atlanta Commercial.
It was a clever Englishwoman who,
when M. Blanc was mistaken at a
garden-party for a page, replied:
"Well, M. Blanc is a page of history.
Learned men do not always appre
ciate the achievements of their fel
lows. It Is said that a friend brought
Milton's "Paradise Lost" to a great
Scotch mathematician, who remarked
when he had finished it: "It's verra
pretty; but, mon, what does It prove?"
A Scotsman once neatly turned the
tables on an Englishman who had
been alluding to the number of Scots
in London. "Well." replied the Scot,
"I know a place in Scotland where
there are thirty thousand Englishmen
who never go back to their own coun
try." "Why, wherever tan such a
crowd be?" said the Englishman, to
whom the Scot dryly remarked, "at
Speaking of the ignorance of somt
newspaper Interviewers, Henry Wat
terson relates an incident that happen
ed in New York, when a young man
was sent to the Fifth Avenue Hotel
to Interview Rutherford I. Hayes on
some matter of prison reform. When
the interviewer had gaihered all the
facts, he shot a last question at Mr.
Hayes. "By the way, Mr. Hayes," he
said, "what were you president of?"
A young lady in charge of the cap
tain of a P. and O., boat had two suit
ors, on board and a pug dog. The lat
ter fell overloard, and one of her
swains instantly jumped after it into
the sea. The other confined himself
to leaning over the side, and crying,
"Poor doggie!" When the rescurer
came on board, dripping the j-oung
lady turned to the captain and asked
him which of her two lovers, after
such an incident, he would recommend
her to take. He was a practical man,
and replied, "Take the dry one," which
she accordingly did.
Among the "bulls" compiled by the
National Tribune as having been made
by members of congress in the heat
of debate, are the following: A mem
ber in referring to one of his collea
gues, said: "The gentleman, like a
mousing owl, is always putting in bis
oar where It is not wanted." In an
other speech occurred this expression:
"The iron heel of stern necessity dark-,
ens every hearthstone." And another
member, in a very forcible and dra
matic manner, asked the house this
startling question: "Would you stamp
out the last flickering embers of a life
that is fast ebbing away?"'
"My doctor," said a somewhat volu
ble lady, "was writing me a prescrip
tion yesterday. I generally ask him
all sorts of questions while he Is writ
ing them. Yesterday he examined me
and sat down to write something. I
kept talking. Suddenly he looked up
and said: 'How has your system been?
Hold out your tongue I put out that
member and he began to write. He
wrote and I held out my tongue, and
when he got through, he said: 'That
will do 'But,' said I, vou haven't
looked at it 'No,' said he, 'I didn't
care to. I only wanted to keep it still
while I wrote the prescription.' "
The late Edward Beecher on one
occasion, was dining with friends and
inadvertently swallowed a mouthful
of exceedingly hot coffee. Imme
diately he deposited it upon his plate,
and, turning around, remarked: "A
fool would have swallowed it."
One day at the table of George the
Fourth, when Frince Regent, the roy
al host said: "Why, Colman, you are
older than I am." "Oh, no, sir," re
plied Colman, "I could not take the
liberty of coming into the world be
fore your royal highness."
Once upon a time Lord Melbourne
visited the kitchen of the Reform Club
(Soyer seems to have held a regular
levee there in the afternoon), and re
marked to the great chef that his
hand-maidens were remarkably good
looking. Soyer bowed with deep re
spect, and answered with gravity:
"Yes, my lord; you see, we do not
want plain cooks here."
A Boston man traveling through the
South was obliged to stop over In a
small tow n where there was but one
hotel, at which the accommodations
were hardly to be called elaborate.
When the colored waiter brought his
dinner, the Boston man found that
he was to have roast beef, stewed to
matoes, corn, peas, potatoes, and cof
fee, the vegetables served in the usual
stone china canoes. Presently he
said to the waiter, "Dick, pass the
simiohr." The waiter rolled his eyes in
genuine amazement. Spoons, sah!
What you want with the spoons?
There's yo spoon In yo corn."
A Xew Scheme.
Jonas Deadbeat Please, mum, kin
yer give us sump'n to eat?
Lady What? You two strapping fel
Caspar Corker No, lady. Yer see
we's is ont of dese roun de worl' trips
widout money, an we ain't got time to
stop an' work. Chicago Record.
"Whisky," said the temperance ora
tor, in tones of much earnestness, as
be pointed his finger at the audience,
"whiskey has killed more men than
"All the same," said the watery eyed
citizen near the middle aisle, "I'd a
heap ruther a man filled me with whis
key than with bullets." Indianapolis
Good Reason for It.
Rounder So that Is a picture of Old
Soak, eh? The eyes are particularly
steady and bright.
Etounder Yes. The photographer
placed a whiskey bottle where ht
wanted the old fellow to look while
the picture was being taken. Truth.
The "w Oirl."
A bright specimen of the "New Girl"
made her appearance before a magis
trate on Saturday. The top of her
head, says the London Daily Tele
graph, was just on a level with'the rail
of the witness box, and Mr. Dickinson
was considerably surprised to hear a
small, shrill, piping voice issue from
some one he could not see, and say:
"Please, sir, I want a summons for
abuse." "What's that?" asked the
learned gentleman. "Stand up," cried
the usher of the court. The applicant
stood on her tip-toes, which enabled
the magistrate to see her eyes and half
her nose, and repeated: "Please, sir, I
want a summons for abuse." "Cer
tainly not," replied Mr. Dickinson,
promptly. "If grown up people are
foolish enough to take out summonses
for mere vulgar abuse, I am not going
to encourage children to do the same.
Go away home." The litigious girl
frowned and went away.
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The Winter Honnet.
Flowers, as well as feathers, appear
on the winter bonnet, but in making a
choice one must consider what wear
will be given to the bonnet and wheth
er bright-hued blossorne will harmonize
with the hour and the toilet. The
style of coiffure has much to do with
the arrangement of the bonnet on the
head. If the hair is parted the bonnet
is placed a little further back than it is
if either a pompadour or bang is worn.
1 use Tiso's Cure for Consumiition toth
in mv family and practice. Dr. G. W.
Fattebsox, Jnkster, Mich., Nov. 5, 1W4.
"Out, foul fiend!" cried Luther, pant
Satan regarded the black splotch
where the ink bottle had shive; id on
the wall, and a cynical smile played
upon his features.
"I acknowledge," he said in the bland
manner for which he is celebi-ated,
that somebody has made a base hit, but
scarcely comprehend under what rule
you thereby render your decision. "
And while the bleachers applauded
to the skies he walked serenely to the
bench and sat down with the rest of
'he nine. New York Recorder.
The ValQ of Trees.
How many farmers and others, too,
whose places are destitute of fruit and
shade trees. Again, how many rented
places are devoid of trees of all kinds.
Has the land-owner ever stopped " to
consider that a small orchard, a few
yard trees around every tenement
house will greatly enhance the value,
attract and hold a better class of ten
ants, make life more enjoj-able and
that too at practically no cost? We tell
you there is a great deal of selfishness
when we look abroad and see how
stingy and selfish many are with their
tenants, and oftentimes perchance some
good farmer rents his farm and moves
away and is so selfish as to reserve all,
yes, all the fruit produced, denying even
this to his tenant. Land-owners owe
their tenants and the public generally.a
duty by planting at least a moderate
quantity of trees. This is a wise pub
lic policy. Ornamental Tree Growing.
A Terrible Possibility.
The question of expediency of dis
banding the militia company was being
agitated one town-meeting day in a
certain hamlet not a thousand miles
from Boston. The tavern keeper, a
most pompous individual, who had
courteously preserved silence during
several noisy harangues, threw a final
terrible bomb into the camp of the in
conoclasts by the solemn interroga
tory, delivered in his most impressive
"Gentlemen, let me ask you this:
What could we do without militia in
case of a resurrection?" From the
"Editor's Drawer," in Harper's Maga
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Such ills as
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