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TTAVR GOOD HAITSFS
AMERICAN CITIZENS TELL WHY
THEY LOVE BIMETALLISM.
The Fraudulent Claim that This Country
I Now on a Bimetallic Basis Ridiculed
Only Free Coinage of Silver Will
The Chicago Evening Press has come
up to a bimetallic basis. It couldn't
get along on the single gold standard.
Like many business institutions the
Press nearly went under during the
thick of the gold standard crash which
.began in 1S93. It is now on the right
road to prosperity and is doing a great
work in the good cause. Its communi
cations on "Why I Favor Free Silver
Coinage," form an Interesting feature.
Here are some of them:
The Story In Brief.
I favor the free and unlimited coin
age of silver because the constitution
of the United States provides for it, and
by the coinage of gold and silver at
fixed ratios an American system of
finance was developed, which in a com
paratively few years made America the
greatest nation on earth. From the
foundation of the government, until sil
ver was demonetized in 1873, every
American industry was encouraged and
development went rapidly forward.
Since silver was demonetized there
has been a steady decrease of agricul
tural industries and a decreased de
mand for labor of all kinds, until to
day about 3,000,000 of strong and will
ing men are denied sufficient employ-
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ment to comfortably provide for those
depending upon them fttr support, and
this in time of bountiful harvests.
The constitution having provided for
the coinage of both gold and silver, and
reserved the prerogative of coinage ex
clusively for the government, no act of
congress can legally deny the right of
mintage to either metal
This country has gonb into debt dur
ing the last fiscal year over $260,000,000,
and this nation itself Hst in imports
and exports for the year over $500,000,
000. This policy continued, the nation
will either become bankrupt or a mon
archy. While these conditions exist in the
United States, Mexico, just across our
borders, has decreased her imports one
half and doubled her exports for the
fiscal year, but Mexico is on a silver
Last February the London Economist
said: "If the United States should go
to a silver basis she could compel Eng
land to change her monetae system
within six months."
I favor free silver because the lucra
tive trade our manufacturers had se
cured from China, Japan, Mexico, and
other silver nations is rapidly being
transferred to manufacturers of those
countries through the operation of ex
change, and when one anchored In
those countries employing cheap labor
it is forever lost to American manufac
turers and workmen, and a change of
our monetary laws is the only preven
tive I can conceive of.
I favor free silver because every legi
timate American interest demands it.
It was demonetized by the dictation and
connivance of English capitalists, who
we have since been selling bonds to that
we might obtain gold we helped to
create such an unnatural demand for,
and double its value, thereby enriching
them, and' impoverishing us.
Edw. B. Light.
Seven Good Reasons.
1. Because the remonetization of sil
ver would increase the amount of per
capita circulation, with the effect that
prices of commodities would rise to
meet the new conditions. Labor would
then be in a position to exact a higher
reward for its products. Interest would
decrease to a point where money-lending,
as a business, would become so un
profitable that those engaged therein
would be compelled to render a more
substantial equivalent to society for
heir right to live by entering indus-
2. Because primary money Is a crea
ion of government and has, to the or
inary man, little or no value until it
ears the stamp of government ap
proval. We can neither eat nor wear
gold or silver in bullion form; but after
they bear the stamp of government we
can procure that which we wish to eat
or wear. Should gold be demouetized
by an act of congress, it would have no
purchasing power in every day tran
sactions. By the same law and act re
monetizing silver would give it full
purchasing power, independent of gold.
3. Because the United States is the
greatest silver producing country In
the world. By giving the white metal
full monetary functions our wealth
would be much greater. We would not
be compelled to go abroad for capital
every year. We would not have to give
away our wheat and corn and other
products of American labor to pay the
interest on foreign loans.
4. Because the mortgage sharks of
the country could be quickly paid off
as a result of more money and higher
prices for labor and its products.
5. Because the act of 1873, which
demonetized the silver dollar, was
really Intended to give the dollar a
higher function as money than it had
been enjoying. Such would have been
the case had the act not been "doc
tored" in the manner proved by Mr.
Harvey in his debate with R. G. Horr.
6. Because, as Gen. Grant afterward
wrote, the original act of 1873 (the one
that was passed and afterward "doc
tored") was intended to convert the sil
ver in our mines into money.
7. Because the "doctoring" of that act
has enriched the nonproducing element
of society and all but beggared the
great masses of the American people.
P. J. Devlin.
Not Enouch Gold.
The great and necessarily growing
6trife among the gold standard coun
tries to obtain and retain a sufficient
amount of gold for actual needs, has
caused it to advance in value when
measured by any of the leading prod
ucts of human industry. It has stood at
par only when measured by itself.
As gold advances In value, all those
commodities measured by It have an
appearance of declining, and until a
remedy is adopted to stop this increase
no permanent improvement in the
stability of prices can be depended
It is unnatural and humiliating to
think that this great nation should be
compelled to pay speculators' prices for
$60,000,000 of gold to replenish our
treasury while we have In silver avail
able to take the place of this gold
nearly ten times as much, to say noth
ing of the many rich but undeveloped
Bimetallism would bring our silver
Into use as redemption money, which
would be the measure of value while
gold was declining. Both gold and sil
ver would soon reach a common level
and remain without material fluctua
tions. If gold wa3 temporarily driven out of
circulation, if necessary we could send
abroad for it as we do now, but there
is no reason why such disappearance
should cause financial disorder, as the
greater amount of silver will take Its
Another point: Why should London
make the price of our silver? We will
make our own price at the ratio of 16
to 1. If by so doing only one mine
owner is benefited, congratulate him.
If it adds to the wealth of 100 or 1,000
of our people, so much the better. For
my part, I believe that the remonetiza
tion of silver at the earliest possible
moment will benefit every community
and every Industry. Yours truly, F. B.
Becan( Wall Btreet Opposes It.
I favor and believe In free silver be
cause Wall street opposes it. The his
tory of this country has taught me that
when Wall street opposes a thing, that
is the thing the people should favor.
Silver Is the metal chosen by the
founders of this republic as the best
suited to be the base of our financial
system. When permitted to serve as
such it has fulfilled Its destiny capably
and efficiently and demonstrated the
wi3dom of Its selection.
I do not believe in extending the
power of the wealthy by appreciating
the value of gold and depreciating the
value of silver. Whenever this has
been done the national prosperity has
been Interrupted, and years were neces
sary to re-establish it. A gold standard
increases the poor man's debt and de
creases his ability to pay It. Silver, en
joying equal rights with gold, reverses
Last, but not least, I favor free silver
because, being an American citizen, I
hate to see my country licking the feet
of syndicates. With silver remonetized
and as welcome as gold at our mints I
would be spared the humiliation
caused by the national treasury limp
ing and leaning on the arms of Messrs.
Morgan and Belmont. Robert J. Mc
Wade. Two IJindi May Claim Him.
If Dr. Reuen Thomas, of Brookline,
follows the example of Dr. Brooke Her
ford and returns to his native England,
Boston will miss a good Englishman
and London will gain a good Yankee.
A Generous Child.
A few days ago I ran in to see a
woman friend of mine one of those
dear conventional women who take life
seriously, and wouldn't do an unusual
thing1 for half your kingdom. While
we were talking my friend's little
daughter came into the room. She
sidled shyly up to her mother.
"Mamma," she said, "may I go down
to Mamie's just a minute?"
The day was cloudy and' the mother
demurred. The little girl insisted,
"I have to go, mamma,' she said.
"Why, dear?" asked her mother.
The little girl hesitated a moment
and then, to her ultra-particular moth
er's dismay she cheerfully explained:
Why," she said, "I lent Mamie my
chewing gum last night, and I want it
myself now.' Washington Post.
A Grim Jest.
Youth's companion: Deathbed jokes
are generally not authentic. The cel
ebrated one attributed to Tom Hood,
for instance that he protested against
blaming the undertaker who had
blundered into coming before the
great wit was dead, and said that the
man had 'only come to urn a lively
Hood" is known to be decidedly
Nevertheless, a remark somewhat of
the same sort, which is attributed to
Lord Chesterfield in his last illness, is
undoubtedly authentic. Chesterfield
was very ill, and his death was only a
matter of a few weeks; but his physi
cian advised that he be taken for an
easy drive in his carriage, and he went
As the equipage was proceeding
slowly along it was met by a lady who
remarked pleasantly to the great in
valid: 4Ah, my lord, I am glad to see you
able to drive out."
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swered Chesterfield; "I am simply re
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Apparition of Gran'thier Hill, by Row-
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Talk over Autographs. The fifth and
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Lafeadio Ilearn's contribution bears
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