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SILVER IS THE THING.
WITHOUT IT AS MONEY WE ARE
Free and Unlimited Coinage Would Do
for America the lie verse of Everything
That KngHsh Gold Standard Advocates
Say It Will Do rialn Talk.
The Nebraska democrats, those of
the goldite persuasion held a conven
tion at Lincoln, Neb., the 5th instant,
with about six hundred delegates from
all counties, present.
No silverites were allowed, therefore,
the convention declared itself the reg
ular state democratic convention.
The resolutions, as a consequence,
were infamous. They Indorse the pres
ident in emphatic language in his rob
bery of the people in the last issue of
bonds, and in his policy of misinter
preting the currency plank in the dem
ocratic platform upon which he was
They continue: "We Insist upon this
policy" (that of the president) "as
especially necessary for the protection
of the farmers, laborers and property
owning debtors, the most defenseless
victims of an unstable and fluctuating
What clap-trap! Probably nearly
every one of those delegates were
either usurers by profession, or bor
rowers of money in the clutches of
usurers to an extent that they dare not
say their souls are their own.
With this class, that is the spokes
men, it is always a case of professed
interest in the plain people, laborers,
etc., merely to deceive the public.
They know very well that they are
talking for their own short-sighted
profit, and care mighty little for the
people they rob in their method.
The resolutions go on: "'Free silver
means a poorer money and less of it; it
mean3 less wages for the laboring man
and less actual money for the farmer,
and very much less credit, as well as
money, for the business man; it means
bankruptcy for all save the mine own
ers." What lies! Free silver would do the
very reverse of all these things, be
cause free silver puts more money in
circulation rather than less. It would
restore the farmers' normal price of
cotton, wheat and other allied pro
ducts, to double present values; ren
der safe the manufactures of this
country, who. In competition with sil
ver basis countries, are now threatened
with ruin; increase the wages of the
worker in the demand for his products
through more money and better in
comes to the farmers; make credit bet
ter for the business man in stopping
this currency contraction due to the
exclusive gold policy; and If honestly
carried out by an administration at
Washington, it would at once stop ihi3
robbery of the people in the shape of
more infamous bond issues, and would
tend to make trade stable by stopping
these constant agitations due to the
scare Induced among usurers and mon
ey lenders through raids upon the coun
try's gold; all this would be the effect
of free silver, although, as The Item
has recently said, even free silver is
not the cure-all of our currency situa
tion. It is in that direction, that Is all.
It is In the direction of "more money
and less misery."
But this convention does not stop with
the above declarations; it resolved that
the government's outstanding paper
money "is a menace against the na
tion," therefore it must all be destroyed
as accords with the president's mess
age in favor of another currency "de
vised by a competent non-partisan cur
This part of the resolution was
brought fresh from London, where it
was originally concocted; the chairman
of the convention having only arrived
the same day of the opening session
straight from London, for the purpose
of presiding. As the resolutions were
all made and passed on the day of his
arrival, in all probability they were all
prepared in London for American in
dorsement. And indorsement they ob
tained with no delay or opposition
whatever. The haste was remarkable.
What a convention! And in a silver
state, too! However, it was packed to
But it does make the spokesmen of
delegates of this class howl when they
read dispatches such as the following,
showing the present prosperity of sil
ver basis countries. This is taken from
the Boston News Bureau of the 5th
inst.. it being reproduced from the Bos
"City of Mexico special says the coun
try is booming. Hotels are full of peo
ple and mills are running extra time.
There will be a bonanza corn crop this
autumn. Mexican capital is beginning
to enter new lines of investment. The
banks are gorged with funds and the
government has large revenues."
Travelers in all parts of the world
are now daily sending home corres
pondence to show that the only pros
perous nations In the world today are
the silver basis countries. Every one
of them is expecting a degree of pros
perity heretofore unknown. This is all
due to the unnatural premium of 100
per cent they now possess in the pres
ent price of silver when they sell at
home or to gold-basis countries; their
home trade being solid and very large,
because this cost of silver bullion is a
wall of 1 per cent protection to them,
consequently they are developing farm
ing and manufacturing plants of all
kinds at a tremendous pace and all
this at the expense of our producers,
exporters and manufacturers, as well
as of that of the same businesses in
other gold basis countries.
In plain English, this convention
contained a lot of short-sighted fools,
who don't know that they are cutting
their own business throats, as well as
those of the entire country. Philadel
Gold Standard for Kri gland.
London Cablegram: Replying to an
invitation extended to him by Mr.
George Peel, secretary of the Gold Stan
dard association, and son of Viscount
Peel, formerly speaker of the house of
commons, to express his views on the
question of bimetallism, Mr. Gladstone
writes that he has not altered the opin
ions which he expressed in parliament
two and one-half years ago. He adds
that he regards the bimetallic schemes
at passing humors, doomed to nullity
and disappointment. He is. convinced,
he says, that if London stands firm for
the gold standard no power that bi
metallism commands or is likely to en
list will be able to overcome It. Mr.
Gladstone adds that he regrets that age
and its disabilities prevent his active
participation In the controversy.
For the benefit of those who do not
know that Mr. Gladstone's opinion, as
expressed by him in February, 1893, in
the house of commons, was, we will
reproduce it here. It is a3 follows:
"England," says Mr. Gladstone, "is
the great creditor of the countries' of
the world; of that there can be no
doubt whatever, and It is increasingly
the great creditor of the countries of
the world. I suppose there is not a
year which passes over our - heads
which does not largely add to the mass
of British investments abroad. I am
almost afraid to estimate the total
amount of the property which the
united kingdom hold beyond the lim
its of the united kingdom, but of this
I am well convinced, that it is is not to
be estimated by tens or hundreds of
millions. One thousand millions
probably would be an extremely low
and inadequate estimate. Two thou
sand millions or something even more
than that is very likely to be nearer the
mark. I think under these circum
stances It Is rather a serious matter to
ask this country whether we are going
to perform this supreme act of self
sacrifice." The "act of self sacrifice" to which
he refers was whether Great Britain
should even discuss the question of
giving a larger use to silver.
The above dispatch must be very
pleasant reading for bimetallists of the
Jimmy Campbell stripe who think we
should wait in this country the action
of Great Britain.
In point of fact these men are not bi
metallists at all; they are simply gold
bugs without the courage of their con
victions. J. H.
Keady for Jlualnen.
Chicago Press (free silver): Leaders!
or the sliver movement exhibited wis
dom in consolidating their forces and
establishing their headquarters in Chi
cago. The cause of silver has been
checked by the lack of a common head
and a united system of education. Here
tofore there have been three leagues
working independent of each other and
the shortcomings of such a method of
campaigning are obvious. These three
leagues have determined to consolidate
and place Gen. A. J. Warner of Colora
do in charge of the work, which will be
carried on from Chicago. Gen. Warner
Is an honest, capable and conscientious
friend of silver, and under his execu-
tiveship the work of spreading the gos
pel of the white metal will succeed.
International Agreement? lionh!
The Mining and Industry Review.
Denver: Why should there be an in
ternational agreement about money,
when there is no such thing as interna
tional money? Our goM coin in Eng
land sells by weight, just as gold or
sliver bars or wheat or cotton or pork.
A dead hog, fit for market, is just as
much international money as gold. In
ternational balances are always settled
by swapping. The London creditor of
an American firm asks for exchange, or
gives an American order for that com
modity out of which he can make the
most profit. "International money" is
the talk of a scoundrel or ignoramus.
Wonld Itrlnsr Relief.
Industrial News (Farmers' Alliance
and Pop.), Jackson, Mich.: Free coin
age of silver and a declaration by con
gress that all money bearing the stamp
of the government shall be full legal
tender and that it shall be at the op
tion of the government, as well as all
other debtors, to pay in either gold,
silver or paper money, would bring
speedy relief. Supplement this with a
law declaring that all contracts which
discriminate against any of the differ
ent kinds of money Issued by the gov
ernment are contrary to the public wel
fare and therefore void.
A Tight Fit.
In a certain district of Bradford there
is a man who has caused his friends
a great deal of anxiety, through his
strange behavior of late.
Having lost sight oi him for a short
time, a search was recently made in
his house, and on reaching the attic,
they found him hanging from a beam
the rope being fastened round him un
der his armpits.
He was at once released, and on being
asked the reason for this Htrange act;
he replied: "I tied it around my neck,
but found I couldn't breathe." Spare
w ' ,
NOW YOU CAN LAUGH.
Echoei From the Dens of Our Moat
Humorous Pencil PuaUera The
Fanny Man Extract Fun From
Wny He Ceased Swimming.
The notoriety attained by ue man
who fell in the rapids just abte Nia
gara Falls, and who, just as be was
about to be rescued, shouteil. "I will
drown, no one shall help me," instead
of-"I shall drown, no one will help
me," bids fair to be rivalled by an ec
centric individual who fell into the
river at the foot of Fifth street yes
terday. At this place there is a sign for
the admonishment of small boys in
It reads: "Ten dollars tine for swim
Persons who saw the unfortunate
fellow fall Into the water thought he
was safe, for he struck out boldly for
the shore. Suddenly he cast a despair
ing glance towards the land and sank
from sight. liy the efforts of a num
ber of persons on the bank he was
saved. He was asked why he stopped
swimming so quickly.
-Don't you see that sign. ".$10 Fine
for Swimming Here?" lie gasped as he
was being resuscitated. Cincinnati
dot the Rest of It.
ar. ts-;ix -bh i-.rwriav
Man Behind I may not be able toe
seo de view, but I doan mine a little
t'Ing laik dat. Judge.
Not a Credit to UN (iulld.
Tuffold Knutt Mister, would you
be so kind as to give a dime to a hun
gry man that hain't ett a bite fur
Fellaire (formerly Rusty Rufus)
Say, you miserable, low-down, good-for-nothinsr,
lazy, contemptible, greasy,
dirty worthless vagabond, you were
here six months ago and you got off
the same speech, word for word! You
haven't learned a thing. You haven't
gained a new idea in six months!
You're a disgrace to your profession,
you sneaking, idle, shiftless, measly,
whining, ragged burlesque on human
ity! Here's a dollar for you, and if
you don't have a new song and dance
when you pull my leg again, you piti
ful, cheap, ugly, sniveling, mouldy,
shabby, villainous, mildewed puslllanl-.
mous bag of bones I'll kick you off
the premises! You can go now!
Tuffold Knutt Yes'r.
Comments of Various Relatives.
Penelope Charley called last night.
Justine That's twice in a week,
Justine I suppose he'll come three
time in the next week?
Penelope Thats what brother says.
Justine And five times the next?
Penelope That's what sister says.
Justine And six limes the next?
Penelope That's what aunty says.
Justine And seven time tho next?
Penelope Thats what papa says.
Justine And then what?
"Then we'll get married: that's what
Justine And then what?
Penelope Then I won't see him any
more of an evening; that's what mam
ma say Brooklyn Life.
Ragsy Roberts Kind lady, will yer
please give an unfortinit gent a nickle
fer a bite?
Kind Lary Poor man! How did you
get into so much trouble?
Ragsy Roberts I bad ter give all
me spare change, kind lady, fer me
income-tax an' it hain't bin refunded
Tlie Retort Deserved.
Speaking of the young man who
talks in public places. I heard of a re
tort made to him which was so good
I was surprised never to have heard it
before. It was at the theater, and the
young man had seen the play before.
He let everybody for four seats around
know that, and he kept telling just
what was coming, and just how funny
it would be when it did come. He had
a pretty girl with him. and he was try
ing to amuse her. At length he said:
"Did you ever try listening to a play
with your eyes shut? You've no idea
how queer it seems."
A middle-aged man with a red face
sat just in front. He twisted himself
about In his seat and glared at the
"Young man," said be. "did you ever
try listening to a play with your
And the silence was almost painful.
An Orthodox Criticism.
The parson was bending over hfs
desk, hard at work on his next Sun
day's sermon. Presently his young
wife bustled in, with a glad smile on
her face. She intended to give him a
pleasant surprise. She succeeded, for
it was her first appearance in bloom
ers. "What do you tli. i-- f thorn?" she
asked gayly. "Are they on straigl-
"I think,-' he r-a.w. , .-.serving a hia
tus between the upper and nether gar
ments, and a general tendency to sag
fore and aft, "that you have left un
done the things that you ought to
have done, and done those things that
you ought not to have done." -Truth.
Uncle Have you seen your father
Cissie No; but as ma is out, I guess
you'll find him in the kitchen tllrting
with the cook. Judge.
Part of Ills Regular Duties.
Troprietor of the Seaside Hotel
Have you collected the Ice pitchers
from the guests' rooms?
Porter Yes, sir.
Proprietor And taken the trunks
Porter Yes, sir.
Proprietor And notified No. 571 that
his train goes out at 3?
Porter Yes. sir.
Proprietor Then Its time for you
to run down to the beach, discover the
sea serpent and be back in time to
take care of the baggage from the
r:"0 train. Chicago Record.
Xeed of Help Then.
"Oh, do come and help!" gasped a
toy who ran up to a policeman; "there
is an awful fight going on in our
"My father and another man."
"How long have they been at it?"
"Oh, half an hour."
"But why didu't you come and tell
me about it before?"
i "Why, because dad was getting the
i best of it all along up to ten minutes
! ago." Tit-Kits.
Very Promising Pupil.
At the riding academy.
Teacher Have you been on
Fupil No; but I took a new
carriage home the other night
Teacher Say, I'd like to engage you
as an assistant here before we go any
further! Chicago Record.
1 .-M -t .
Matilda Maloney She's takiif on a
lot of airs jist because she's old enough
ter wear a corsick.
Ethel McSwath Yes, but she ain't
no heavy swell, fer no real aristocrats
don't never wear their corsicks on de
outside of der clothes, like dat. Truth.
You Ret He M ould.
"Mother," said Johnnie, after deep
thought, "suppose I should knock this
i vase off the table and catch It then
I wouldn't catch It, would I?" "No-n-no
I suppose not," his mother slowly as
sented. "But." continued Johnnie,
still toying with the vase, "If I should
knock it off and not catch It then I
would catch It, wouldn't I?" "Yes, you
would!' his mother grimly returned,
this time with quick decision. Rock
A Swell Preacher.
"I've heard your preacher half a
dozen times," said the boy who was
whittling a stick. "You people pay
him three thousand dollars a year,
lie ain't a bit bettern our preacher,
and all we pay our'n is nine hundred
dollars." "Yes; but our preacher says
eyether and nyther and yourn don't,"
replied the boy who was sharpening
his knife on his shoe. Chicago Trib
une. Used Exclusively.
! In a school the other day a class of
i little girls was asked by their teacher
I to write a short composition on th
! North Tole. Many of the statements
i made by the young writers were hlgh
! ly amusing. The one that provoked
, the broadest smile on the part of the
' schoolmistress was contained In a very
j precocious dissertation by a little miss
i which ran as follows:
i "The Arctic regions are used exclu
sively for exploring purposes."
Wool On the excursion yesterday
Mrs. Enpec fell overboard; in an In
stant a man stripped off his clothing,
dove in and rescued her.
Van Pelt What did Enpec do for
Wool Reported him for nude bath
ing. How They Solved the Trouble.
"Smith and his wtfe quarreled right
along from the time they were engag
ed until they got married."
"They got a divorce." Chicago Rec
ord. Rrlnn III nr. With You.
"Come and dine with me to-morrow,"
said a man to a friend.
"Afraid I must decline. "I'm going
to see 'Hamlet.' "
"Never mind," was the unblushing"
replv; "bring him with you." ' f
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON V SUNDAY, NOVEMBER
3 SAMUEL THE JUDGE.
Golden Text: "Hitherto Hsth the Lord
Helped V" 1 Samuel Til: 18 How
Samuel Was Presented to Ell The
N T R ODUCTORY:
The section in
cludes chapters 7
and 12, the begin
ning of Samuel's
judgeship, and. his
farewell address af
ter his place had
been taken by the
choice of a king.
Time B. C. 1114,
forty years to the
inauguration of Saul as king in 1075 (or
twenty years from B. C. 1114 to 1095).
Place: Samuel's home as judge was
at Ramah, four miles northwest of Je
rusalem. Samuel was now about 52 years old
and recognized as a prophet throughout
Israel. He had been judge of Israel
since the death of Eli, twenty years be
fore, making circuits to several places
for the purpose of administering jus
tice. Samson was a judge further to
the southwest during most of these
twenty years, dying in the ruins of the
Philistine temple at Gaza about two
years before the time of this lesson. To
day's lesson includes 1 Samuel vil: 5-15.
5. And Samuel said, Gather all Is
rael to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you
unto the Lord.
6. And they gathered together to
Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured !t
out before the Lord, and fasted on that
day, and said there, We have sinned
against the Lord. And Samuel judged
the children of Israel in Mizpeh.
7. And when the Philistines heard
that the children of Israel were gath
ered together to Mizpeh, the lords of
the Philistines went up against Israel.
And when the children of Israel heard
it, they were afraid of the Philistines.
8. And the children of Israel said to
Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the Lord
our God for us, that he will save us out
of the hand of the Philistines.
9. And Samuel took a suckling lamb
and offered it for a burnt offering
wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel
Altar for Burnt Offerings.)
nried unto the Lord for Israel; and the
Lord heard him.
10. And as Samuel was offering up
the burnt offering, the Philistines drew
near to battle against Israel: but the
Lord thundered with a great thunder
on that day upon the Philistines, and
discomfited them; and they were smit
ten before Israel.
11. And the men of Israel went out
of Mizpeh and pursued the Philistines,
and smote them, until they came under
12. Then Samuel took a stone and
set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and
called the name of it Ebenezer, say
ing. Hitherto hath the Lord helped us
13. So the Philistines were subdued
and they came no more into the coast
of Israel: end the hand of the Lord
was against the Philistines all the days
14. And the cities which the Phllis
tines had taken from Israel were re
stored to Israel, from Ekron even unto
Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel
deliver out of the hands of the Philis
tines. And there was peace between
Israel and the Amorltes.
15. And Samuel judged Israel all the
days of his life.
Explanatory: 5. Gather all Israel to
Mizpeh. A hill near Samuel's home at
Ramah. There must be a unification
of the nation by religious worship. 7.
The Philistines heard that the children
of Israel were gathered together. The
lords naturally regarded a national as
sembly of their vassals as a preliminary
step toward revolt. The lords of the
Philistines. This implied a united in
vasion of the five great dukedoms of
Gaza, Askelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and
Gath (vi: 16-17). Went up against Is
rael. They would nip the rebellion in
the bud. The children of Israel
were afraid. They were probably poorly
armed. They had not come prepared
for war. They were unorganized, with
a new and untried leader. 8. Cease
not to cry unto the Lord. The people
began now to believe in God and in
prayer. 9. Offered It for a Durnt offer
ing. Not with his own hand, but by
the priests under his direction. 10.
The Lord thundered. Thus the deliv
erance was plainly from God, in answer
to prayer; and thus it showed his ap
proval of the new religious feelings, hi3
readiness to forgive, his public recog
nition of Samuel as juage. And dis
The left half of the antlers of a 6-year-old
elk was recently found Im
bedded In the heart of a live-oak stump
at Grant's Pass, Oregon. The rings In
dicating the tree's growth showed that
for over seventy years the horns have
been In the tree.
Brocade and velvet long coats have
tight-fitting fronts, and small capes or
large colars very much trimmed. Full
bishop sleeves are novel on these gar
ments, and godet capes or collars of
velvet completely corsrd with rich
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