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An Easier Way.
"No." said the elderly ladj, t4I don't
that woman is advancing- the
rTJt-ht way. She is petting to a "point
'where she is liable to be imposed
"Don't you think she ought to vote?"
"Of course, if she can't do any bet
ter. But in my younger days a woman
made up her mind how she wanted a
vote cast, and sent her husband to the
polls to cast it, while she stayed at
home and busied herself with what
ever she thought proper. That's what
I call woman's rights." Washington
A Canal rhoknl Ip
I practically useless. The human organ
ism is provided with a canal which fome
1 1 in.e become choked on, namely, the Imw
1. throuuh which much of the eflVte and
wate matter of the system ecape. When
they are obstructed constipated, in other
words II ostetter's Stomach Hitters will re
lieve them effectually, but without pain,
and institute a rezular habit of bodv. This
m di-ine also remedies malarial "bilious.
tjysprtK rhetimati.-. nervous and kidnev
trourh-, ai d strengthens the entire sj-tern.
I'otatn I'ant akeft.
Uoil six medium-sized potatoes in
waited water until thoroughly cookeJ;
wash them and set aside to cool: then
add three well-beaten eirgs, a quart of
milk and flour enough to make a pan
take tatter. Hake quickly on a well
reased griddle and serve verv hot.
There Is more Catarrh In this section
cf the country than all other diseases
rut together, and until the last few
ars was supposed to be incurable.
IVTVa preat many years doctors pro
nounced it a !o.-al disease, ami pre
scribed local remedies, and by constant
ly failing to cure with local treatment,
pronounced it incurable. Science has
proven Catarrh to be a constitutional
disease, and therefore requires consti
tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure. manufactu-ed by F. J. Cheney &
Co.. Toledo. Ohio, is the only constitu
tional cure on tne market It is taken
Ir.-ternally, In doses from ten drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly on the
blood and muco'is surfaces 01 the sys
tem. They offer One Hundred Dollars
for ey case it fails to cure. Send for
circf irs and testimonials. Address
j - F.J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.
F by druirelsts: 75c.
JC Js Family Pills. 2Gc.
can oniy do our lot when we are
ur e are right.
r 7TTER WALK A MILE than fail
tc ' et a 5-cent package of Cut and
S!ar h smokrag tobacco if you want to
-n 'y a real good smoke. Cut and
si; m cheroots are as good as many
nt clears, and you get three for Z
ip Is. Sure to please.
. he farmers' rivals in mating hay while
tte sun shines are pluml'ers and dentists.
The (lo-nsE Bbown's Bronchial. Tn
i res" are sold only in ioxes. They are
wcnderfn'.ly effective for Coughs and
Manv of the I est social ositionare tilled
.y underbreti ieoiie.
If the Baby 19 Cutting: Teem.
M iiiit and n that old and well tried remedy, Mtt
uiLu' Sooiuve Suit for Children Teethinff
X Many a man whose hands are busy has a
loafer s heaL "
Coe's Congh Daliim
la tbe oldml auid beat. It will break up a Cola quick,
rrilua auyttiloe else. It is always reliable. Try tu
Rain for the complexion is mn leneti
ia'. ( OLOKADO r.OI.11 M1N.
If you are interested in gold mining
or wish to keep posted regarding the
wonderful strides being made in Colo
rado, it will pay you to send fifty cents
for a year's subscription to The Gold
Miner, an illustrated monthly paper
published at Denver.
Nearly GO i-er -ent of premature deaths
i an ke traced to excess ot str.-n drink.
l'io s Cure ior Consumption is the l-est
of all oui:h cures. (ieorge W. Lot. Fabu--her.
U.. Aa:ut 2", lX,.
The slightest material these day nia .es
fa-hional le scandal of longest duration.
1WA PATENT OFFICE REPORT.
LAW AND GOLD VALUES I
DEMONETIZE IT ND ITS PRICE
WILL FALL AT ONCE.
j that is, It will exchange for about twice
! the quantity of othf-r things.
The main reason for this is that sil
ver, which formerly shared about
equally with geld the demand for money
use, has been demonetized and the de
mand has been concentrated upon gold,
with the result that its value in ex
change or purchasing power has been
nearly or quite doubled.
This means that the producer is now
selling his product for about one-half
the amount of money which he former
ly obtained for It. National Bimetal-list.
11 j- Captain Dale.
ARE ACaINST SILVER.
S:s Moines. January 2. Patents
been allowed to Iowa inventors as
To L. J. Stanlev. of Harlan,
irake for bicycles adapted to be
la-eouslv operated by the rider's
To Uev.T. D. Moore,of Atlantic,
.tvity door lock in which the
shaped and pivoted in such a
r that it will le retained in its
position bv its own weight.
Edwards, of Lorimor. for an
'nittcn specially adapted for
barbed wire anil other
objects t that
have sharp points.
to ac i
nd selling patents sent free
tidress. Printed copies of the
s and specifications of any one
states patent sent upon receipt
mas tJ. ami J. IlAi.ru Okwih.
Solicitors of Patents.
me noo einen ana men .Aiisern an
mcuev are sfKn alienated.
In That Respect It I .No Better than sil
ver Still tha Plutocrats Claim that
Thr Cannot Sac the Problem That
Prior to 1844 the price of gold bullion
In London averaged 3 17s. 6d. an
ounce, while the mint rate was 3 17s.
10d. In other words, an ounce of
gold in the form of coin was worth 4Va
pence more than the same gold was be
fore it was coined. Why: The gold
ite persistently claims that the value of
gold is altogether independent of coin
age. Then what reason was there for
English coin being worth is pence an
ounce more than plain gold bullion?
There could be but one reason. The
coin was more desirable than the bul
lion. But why more desirable? There
was just one thing that could be done
with coin that could not be done with
uncoined bullion. People could pay
their debts with it. The coin was "le
gal tender." The man who owed an
other a pound sterling could tender a
gold sovereign in full payment and the
creditor was legally bound to take it.
But ten tons of gold bullion at the mar
ket price, of which we hear so much,
would not be a eood "tender" for the
smallest debt. Therefore a man who
had gold bullion would sell it to some
broker for less than its coinage rate in
order to get money, because with money
he could pay his debt or procure any-,
thing else that hp needed.
But it may be asxed. How was it
that the bullion was worth less than
the coin when coinage was free? For
the simple reason that there was a de
lay in executing the coinage. When a
man deposited gold at the mint, on an
average he had to wait about sixty
days for returns. Rather than do this
he took the bullion to some broker and
suffered a loss of 40 pence on each
ounce in order to at once get the coin.
But in 1S44 the English Parliament
passed a law compelling the Bank of
England to receive all gold bullion of
sufficient fineness and pay for it at the
rate of 3 17s. 9d. an ounce, the bank
being allowed a margin of l1 pence
per ounce on the mint rate of 3 17s.
lOVd. From that day to this there has
never been an ounce of gold bought or
sold in the London market for le.-s than
the price set upon it by the law.
Here in America, if the depositor of
gold had to wait for his money, the
bullion would be worth less than the
coin, and the difference would be in
proportion to the length of the wait.
If instead of waiting sixty days, as
formerly in England, the depositor had
to wait five years to get his coin, it is
scarcely necessary to say that the dif
ference would be very great. If the
bullion could not be coined at all the
difference would be still greater. But
there is no delay and no charge for
coinage. As soon as the value of a
deposit is ascertained the depositor re
ceives a draft for the amount, and the
transaction is closed so far as he is
concerned. The coinage is ..hen execut
ed according to the capacity or conveni
ence of the mint.
Of course the closing of the Ameri
can mint to gold would not destroy it
coinage value elsewhere. The mints of
other countries remaining open it would
be coined in those countries at the rates
prescribed by law. For example, it
would still be coined in England at 3
17s. lOAd. an ounce, because the law
provides that any person depositing
gold at the royal mint may have it
coined into money at that rate.
If every other country in the world
should prohibit the coinage or use of
gold as money it would still be coined
at 3 17s. lOd. in England under the
existing law. Its nominal or "money"
value would be the same. But its value
in exchange would be less. It would
not buy so much. If a man could not
use gold as money anywhere except in
England he would be very silly to give
as many bushels of wheat or pounds of
cotton for an ounce of gold as he will
give now when it can be coined and
used in many countries.
So we see tnat tne expressions that
a "gold dollar is always worth a dol
lar," or "100 cents," and that "gold
bullion is just as good as gold coin"
do not touch the essence of the money
question at all. Gold bullion is as , Senator Allison's "bimetallism," the
m;ii I'uii r. tot: potato:.
The John A. Salzer Seed Co., La
Cro?se, Wis., pay high prices for new
things. They recently paid $3'0 for a
yellow rind watermelon, $1,000 for 30
tu. new oats. $300 for 100 lbs. of pof
toeSj etc., etc.! Well, prices for pota
toes will be high next fall. Plant a
plenty. Mr. Wideawake! You'll make
n:ony. Salzer's Earliest are fit to eat
in 2S days after planting. His Cham
pion of the World is the greatest yielder
on earth and we challenge you to pro
duce its equal.
If yon lll send 14 cents in stamps
to the John A. Salzer Seed Co., La
Crosse. Wis., you will get, free, ten
packages grains and grasses, including
Teosinte. Spurry, Giant Incarnate
Clover, etc., and our mammoth cata
logue. Catalogue 5c. for mailing, w.n.
i!etroj o itan kh iety will t.e more ruistel
aneousthis winter than ever.
- - -7i r-
i - . A. i W All A .
wruag way to cure a
A ST. JACOBS OIL h
would cure in t&e ritat war riflLt
That's All the National HiuietAlliHt (ares
to Know AIout Men muiI Things.
Some of our contemporaries seem to
be laboring under a misapprehension
with reference to the position of this
paper and a word of explanation may
not be ill-timed.
The National Bimctallist has noth
ing but kind words and kind feelings
for all who are laboring for the remon
eilzation of silver.
It is endeavoring to educate the peo
ple to the very best of its ability, and, j
what is more, it is not seeking to make
any money out of it. j
If it can do some good, and just pay j
expenses, the ambition of the manage
ment will be more than satisfied.
We also desire to say once more and
in the clearest possible way that the !
National Bimetallist does not repre- j
sent the "Patriots of America" or any
other sr-crot political organization
whatever. Its work is being dono !
openly, honestly and in the great fo
rum of the American people.
Referring to a suggestion lately made
that the National Bimetallist strikes
Democratic gold bugs only, we desire
to say that we really did not know
that Mr. Sherman wa., or ever had
been, a Democrat. Our recollection is
that we have struck him a few blows
and one page of each issue of this pa
per regularly links the names of Sher
man and Carlisle.
An attack upon Sherman Is in effect
an attack upon every other Republican
who agrees with his views.
We very freely admit, though, that
our heaviest blows have been aimed a:
Cleveland and his Democratic cuck
oos. That, however, is merely becatise
the Cleveland administration is now
in control of our finances and is the
great power that Immediately confronts
Our strictures upon Cleveland. Car
lisle. Herbert, Morton. Eckles and
Preston have been called out by their
recent utterances and relate to cur- .
rent events. j
If they were in private life we should
have paid no attention to them except,
perhaps, as their utterances might have j
furnished texts upon which we could
have advantageously laid the true doc- j
trine of bimetallism before our read-
The silver question cannot be settled
by wildly kicking at nothing and wast- ;
ing whole magazines of ammunition on
the manner in which silver was demon- j
etized twenty-two years ago. What we
want chiefly is to show that it is for the j
best interests of the people that it
j should be restored, whatever may have j
been tne meinou oi :is uemonetizaiiou.
In conclusion, and for all, we desire
to say that the National Bimetallist !
stands upon absolutely impartial ;
ground. It will attack a Republican j
just as readily and as strongly as it will j
a Democrat. But the prominent Re- '
publican anti-silver men have been "ly
ing low" of late. When they emerge
from cover our guns will be trained j
upon them, and if they don't get hurt ;
it will be because the National Bimet- !
allist is not able to bring the necessary j
force to bear. j
This journal makes the cause of hi- j
metallism paramount to every other j
question and will strike with all its
power any man or any party that is
opposed to the complete restoration of
silver. But it does not intend to waste
its shct upon those who are in hiding,
whether they be Republicans or Dem
ocrats. National Bimetallist.
If tou are standing in the rear of a
field 'battery of six guns, which is be
ing rapidly worked, you must shout
into vour comrade's ear to make him
hear you. The din is that of fifty
empty wagons being driven over a
cobble-stone pavement. Your nerves
are on edge and you ' involuntarily
clap your hands over your ears to get
an instant's respite. But it is no com
parison to the position of the men
Iving on the side-hill below the guns.
They are only 100 feet below the
pieces, and each and every man not
only feels the full force of the con
cussion as communicated to the earth
from the "kick" of the gun, but the
report itself seems to strike the spijial
column and travel up to the back of
the bead. Then, too, there is the fear
of shells exploding prematurely, or of
grape and canister "dribbling" to
cause wounds or death, and it is a
positive relief to see a column of the
enemy break cover for a charge. The
roar of the guns does not linger for
hours after, as is the case with mor
tars and siege guns, but you find your
nerves on edge and your temper spoil
ed for a day or two. The men who
lay in lines with a battery firing over
them probably endured more mental
suffering than the enemy at whom the
guns vere pointed.
With the big guns the case is dif
ferent. The tiring is terribly trying
for the first few minutes, but this
feeling gradually gives way to one of
awe and sublimity. There is some
thing so terrific and appalling you
feel yourself so atoniless in compari
sonthat you would speak in whis
pers if the roar should suddenly cease.
You are an onlooker; if assisting to
work a gun physical activity would
take away from the mental strain.
When Admiral Porter got his twenty
mortar boats, each armed with an
eight and one-half ton mortar and a
thirty-two pound rifle cannon, at work
against the forts below New Orleans,
and the big guns in both forts had
opened in reply, there was something
akin to the sound of heaven and earth
coming together. The mortar shells
weighed over L"00 pounds apiece, and
the rush of them through the air made
one's hair feel as if it crawled. The
venomous hiss of a big skyrocket was
magnilied thousands of times, to be
followed by a crash which seemed to
split the sky open into cracks and
When the firing had continued until
all reports had been merged into one
steady roar there was little short of
an earthquake on land and sea for ten
miles around. The earth shook as if
a great steam hammer was pounding
it a few yards away. If standing near
a tree one could feel the roots letting
go of the soil with a sound like bugs
crawling over dry leaves. On the wa
ter irreat mud spots rose up here and
there to show where the earth forty
feet below had been disturbed. In the
Mississippi river itself huge catfish
JUST BEENl TO THE STORE
SEEL -WHAT I GOT FOR IO CENTS
The largest piece of .good
tobacco ever sold for 10 cents
The 5 cent piece is nearly as;
large as you get of other
QiSD grades for 10 cents
& '--'i. Vm.vV- Mr' -1
j International liimc-t alliftt.
j A correspondent writing a personal
I letter, seems to be inclined to criticise
what we said in our last issue about
good as gold coin ior the simple reason
that the law makes it so that is, by
operation of law gold bullion is in
stantly convertible into coin, and with
But if there were a charge for coin
ing, as above stated, a delay in getting
returns, the bullion would not be
worth as much as coin.
We also see that the 'money value"'
of gold is entirely a matter of law, be
cause money itself is a matter of law.
When we say that an ounce of pure
gold is worth $20.67 we simply mean
that an ounce of the metal will cut and
stamp into that amount of money. But
if there were no law on the subject
gold would have no coinage value at
all, because it could not be coined. Its
writer taking the position that an in
ternational bimetallist, Is no bimetallist
We did not intend to intimate that
Senator Allison's bimetallism is of a
satisfactory kind, for it is not. Bimetal
lism which is based upon an impossiole
condition, will never result in anything
substantial. Such bimetallists have,
though, a certain value in the discus
sion, because when a man declares that
he is in favor of restoring silver by in
ternational agreement, it is a surrender
of the entire gold side of the issue,
so far as principle is concerned.
It is an admission tnat silver was
wrongfully demonetized and that it
ought to be restored. This is the es
sence of the question. Mr. Allison was
value, then, would be just what it . mentioned in an article on "Kings and
KJ KJ J J
would exchange for in wheat, or cot
ton, or corn, or whatever might be
wanted. And this is the fact now. The
real value of anything is what it will
exchange foy in other things, because
"value" is purely a term of exchange.
If people will bestow a little thought
upon the subject they will easily per
ceive that the declaration of a gold dol
lar always being worth 100 cents, which
is put forth by the gold standard peo
ple as a "clincher," does not in the re
motest degree touch the main question.
It takes just as many grains of gold
to make a "dollar" as the law says
shall be put into a dollar. At one time
it took 27 grains of gold to make a
make a dollar. Now it only takes
25 8-10. Why? Simply because the
law has been cnanged.
But to-day the gold dollar of 25 8-10
Patriots," merely for the purpose of
showing the strength of the silver
men's position, and that upon principle
even a prominent candidate for presi
dential nomination on the republican
ticket was compelled to admit that
the3' are right.
No reader of this paper need have
any fear of the National Bimetallist
being satisfied with "international bi
metallism" as it is preached in the
United States. We have no use for any
man, who, while admitting that silver
ought to be remonetized, will not vote
for it until England says the word.
Clara Mr. Sandstone wrote some
lovely poetry in the valentine he sent
me. It was to the effect that it matched
the roses in my cheeks.
Maude Hand-painted, wasn't it?
iloracs and Cattle Sought to Hide
leaped above the surface in fright and
pain, or floated on their backs and
were carried along with the current,
gasping for breath. Out on the blue
water air bubbles as large as dinner
plates floated to the surface and
burst ed with a snap ,and fish of all
kinds exhibited the greatest confu
sion and alarm.
Thirty miles away the roar was like
that of a gale sweeping over, a pine
forest. Horses and cattle sought to
hide awayj birds flew about uttering
iie-? of distress, and dogs pointed
their noses toward the sky and howled
dismally. Birds and fowls felt the air
and earth-waves long before human
beings did, and their actions were so
queer as to become alarming. The
coming of the roar to those afar off
was preceded by a jarring of the earth
and a moaning in the air. Springs
overflowed and the water circled
around as in whirlpools. The wildest
species of birds left the woods and
thickets and came flying about the
houses, and rabbits deserted their bur
rows and sought the companionship of
domestic animals. The thunder storms
of a score of years combined could not
have rent the heavens nor disturbed
the solid earth as that cannonade did-
If the beginning was painful and ex
asperating the ending was something
to be remembered for its grandeur.
One mortar after another one great
gun after anothei was silenced by
order The reverberations had tav
eled through air and earth and water
a distance of fifty miles. They now
seemed to return to the guns. The
rent and riven skies had kept up a
constant moaning and complaining.
These sounds gradually died away, as
p. man in pain finallj- drops off to sleep.
The earth resumed its solidity again,
the sun shone forth in its own famil
iar May, and the bank of clouds piled
up in the west, and tinged with gold
ail along their lower edges, seemed
proof to the eye that the world stood
still stood as we had lived in it the
day before those monsters awoke and
demanded human blood and wreck and
destruction as the price of that silence
Detroit Free Press.
i i r. IlnllE bmi
' llu n 'uLJ 71115 is Walter Baker & Cos Cocoa
I tend H uPEl bx be sure that yu don,t &et an
lisS I ::dcSrjl imitation of it.
L Sold by Grocers Everywhere. j;
' ' Walter Baker &Co.,Ltd., Dorchester, Mass. j
j i iwiiwiMii!iiii!!i"m
8? gfsstsf m
Overheard In Cap Town.
Thomas Jonsing Look heah, I un
derstand dat yo' tuk advantage ob my
absence from town an called on Miss
Matilda Snowball last night, sah?
Nelson Wellington Smith (doggedly)
Yo is mistaken, sah, I done call on
Thomas Jonsing Well, sah, dat done
make no difference. Yo' keep away.
I'se got my eye on bof ob dem gals.
Dr. Parkburst ana young iJten i
In twelve familiar "talks" Dr. Parkhurst, the
great New York preacher and reformer, will
address himself to young men. A feature
that will continue through the year of 1896 in
ZU adie$ Rome 3ournal
ONE DOLLAR FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR
OVER 140 GIRLS WERE EDUCATED FREE
At the best colleges and conservatories under the Free
Educational Plan of The Ladies' Home Jouf;al. Every
girl has the same chance now for any kind of education she
wants. Not a penny need she expend. Let her simply write to
CDe Curtis Pttlisfting Company, PMla&lpMa
fV COPYRIGHT, 1W, V THE
CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY
'I firmly believe that Tiso's
Cure kept me from having
quick Consumption." Mrs.
H. D. DARLING, Beaver
Meadow, N. Y., June 18, 1895.
juvJiLiiiuiiir ii uiyJii
rums Where All EIca Pnlla. OEfiT COUH SYRUP.
TASTES GOOD. USE IN" TIME. SOLD BY DRUGGISTS. 8 CT.
S r- ALL lli fU-S. i f
I I Beet Cough Bttop. Ttmtem Good. Cael I
I I In Una. Bold by drnyrtrta. I I
nnilinUorphlne Habit Cnrd la 10
liyilll ItoJjOdaTiu No pay till cared.
Ul IUL.J DR. J STEPHENS, Lebanon, Ohio.
W. N. U., OMAHA 6 1896.
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