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THE MONEY TLANK.
HOW THE NATIONAL CONVEN
TION INTERPRETED IT.
A Member of the Democratic National
riatforui Couwnittee (Uvea the In
:do History of the Minneapolis Cou
ven'lon. The Denver News publishes an ed
itorial in which Mr. Thomas M. Patter
son gives a full account of the action
cf the sub-committee on resolutions at
the last Democratic national conven
tion. The sub-committee consisted of Mr
Bayard, Senators McPherson, Vila3 and I
Daniels, John Atkins of Tennessee, L.
F. Garrard of Georgia, Mr. Jones of Mis
couri and Mr. Patterson of Colorado.
Mr. Patterson says:
"When the plank was first read and
analyzed 1 suggested that it was un
certain and gave room to cavil about
its meaning. To remove this uncer
tainty. I requested that the word "free"
be inserted before the words "coinage of
cold and silver," etc. I distinctly
fctated thai I would be content to omit
the rate for such coinage, leaving that
to congress; what I did want was the
democratic party clearly committed tc
Senators Vilas and McPheracn op
posed this and so did Mr. Bayard.
Each gave his reason. It was not that
they opposed free coinage, on the con
trary, they favored it, but the word
"free" as applied to coinage was so
liable to be misunderstood in the cast
and northeast that it would, through
this ignorance, 'lose the party many
votes, which should not bo allowed.
Mr. Bayard was particularly earnest in
asserting his .fealty to silver and tofd
in graphic and pathetic language the
services he had performed for the white
Mr. Patterson says that after con
siderable discussion, Mr. Atkins, a pro
fessed bimetallism offered the follov;
ing substitute for the money plan!;:
"Wo hold to the uso of both gold
and silver as the standard money of
the country, and to the 'coinage of
both gold and silver for the owners
(hereof, without discrimination against
either metal, or charge for mintage,"
"I realized in a moment," continue?
Mr. Patter n, "that it was a declara
tion for free coinage as clear as though
the word "free" was used a dozen times. !
but before committing myself I turned I
to Senators Vilas and McPherson and
Mr. Bayard and asked:
"What do you think of it, gentle
T; y indicated that they wished to
He then conferred with Mr. Daniel
who approved of the substitute and
who said in response to the assertion
that the other side would not accept.
"Yes, they will; they are honorable
gentlemen, and when they say they
favor free coinage and would declare
openly for it, but that the word 'free'
is dangerous and will lose the party
many votes in the east and northeast,
they mean it. This amendment avoids
their only objection and we should
Mr. Daniel then urged the accept
ance of the substitute and was much
surprised when Senator Vilas an
nounced that they had decided against
accepting it, claiming that the original
plank was a declaration for free
Mr. Atkins also voted against the
Mr. Patterson stated that Mr. Whit
ney came to the committee-room and
in answer to a question was told to
have the word "free" inserted in the
Mr. Patterson continued:
"He studied the propesition a moment
cr two and in a very decided voice ex
claimed: 'That's a vote getter!"
They did not object to that. He
called Senators Vilas and McPherson
aside and talked with them quite earn
estly for fully five minutes. He re
turned apparently quite disappointed
"It's no use, they object to the word
free' because it is a very objectionable
word In the northeast in connection
with money, and to adopt it would lose
the democracy in that section of the
I then explained the Atkins amend
ment, whereupon he again said:
"They will certainly consent to
that. 1 think they will. That's a vote
getter. I will talk to them about It."
Again he held an earnest conversa
tion with the senators, when returning,
looking; more crestfallen thaa at first,
' It's no use; they will consent to no'
The fight before the full committee
was rrp.n'U'd in the pre? at the time. I
Unrated the amendment ln"rtlHR the
word "free" In the plank. Mr. Itiyard
nil 1 Senator Vila made rovera! earnest
fp'efhes (ig.tlsiKt it. The amendment
w;u lint. I irrU-.l the anrndment la:o
the convention. It w.u ;uJn d f'-atel.
1 became (-.mill e.l U.at i-Vnui r.i Vilj
ml M Ti.i'rHon. with est. -i ury if
f:.t" lin .r?. ri ;iri rented Mr. t'j. ve
I itn! i: vie 's an 1 that they fully jrt.jcr
:o.jJ e;irh ot.uf. The tnutu y phak
wail O trap lta which to rutr!i free
tvln.ue o'i fr "".t!jiil. t male
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tr,it w iiH my cv,m open, nnd . n rn .r
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EOYCOTTINC BANK NOTES.
The llauken Ittiyeott tho M mey of tb
The boycott of national bank notes
by the Knights of Labor is a good thin?
where a man lias no notes nor any
means ofsecuring any. A fren tender
of notes in the smallest denominations
would hardly be refused even by the
most ardent advocate of the present
alleged boycott Little Rock Damocrat
While we do not endorse boycotts in
general, neither do we endorse the kind
of cowardice (called humility) that
turns the other cheek for another
The barters begun the boycott, and
turn about is fair play.
No doubt the bankers would also be
willing to accent silver for silver cer-
j tificates presented at the treasury if
the secretary refused to pay them in
Burning the greenbacks was some
what worse than boycotting bank notes.
And tho open fight for tho destruc
tion of tho few greenbacks still in ex
istence is a boycott not only o! the best
money in existence but is rebellion
against the government of tho United
The boycott of bank notej is only a
protest against the special privilege
frrsatfid lo bankers of drawing interest
on what they owe.
Ba:ik notes are not money at all.
The money that the bankers boycott
is the money of the United States con
stitution and tho decree of the greatest
government on earth.
The boycott of the wage slaves
against bank notes may not succeed as
well as the boycott of coupon clippers
against the money of the people but
the agitation will serve to show the
world that bank notes are not money,
not legal tender, and that banks them
selves refuse to redeam their own notci
notwithstanding their demagogic wail
for "sound money" and and money re
deemable in gold.
Let the good work go on.
While the usury sharks are trying to
arouse public opinion against the green
backs, let us arouse the people against
the bank notes, and have hereafter no
other money but government money,
and that of gold, silver and paper, full
legal tender In the United States for
all dues both public and private.
Who cares what Europe says?
This is America.
Treeeitent fur Non-Iiitercrt IJonil.
"In 1743 Virginia was badly in need
of money or a medium of exchange. A
paper money bottomed on a special tax
was issued, which afforded abundant
relief, and as wo learn from Jefferson,
never depreciated a farthing in value.
But a more marked instance of the
value of money a3 an element of pro
duction is furnished by tho experience
of Pennsylvania during the present cen
tury. In 1S41 the people of Pennsylva
nia were on the verge of bankruptcy.
The state was unable to pay the wages
of laborers for work done on the public
works. There was no money, conse
quently trade and production were com
pletely paralyzed. Tho state of Penn
sylvania in this crisis Issued $3,100,000
of what were called relief notes, bear
ing simply a promise that they would
be received by the treasury of the state
in payment of all taxes and other ob
ligations due the state.
"These notes were taken greedily."
But the banks would like to have
"Banks Inserted in the front of their
books an agreement that the depositors
should receive on check the same kind
of money he deposited, and then took
these note3. They discounted paper
with them. The wheels of Industry
were set in motion .by these notes,
which promised nothing but that they
would be received in payments of stale
taxes. The state paid her domestic
creditors, and these hastened to pay
theirs or to supply their wants by pur
chases' Crops for which there had
been no market, moved; the loom and
the spindle were again heard; labor,
lifted from despair, found work and
wages, and with the great resources of
Pennsylvania under full and free de
velopment, she was soon exporting
more than she imported. Gobi and sli
ver flowed in upon us. 'Wo then were
wise enough to know,' says William D.
Kelly, of Pennsylvania, from whom this
was flrt quoted, 'that it Is labor, not
gold and silver, that maintain." the pub
lic credit.' "Tho People, Detroit,
Justice Brown, of tho United States
Supreme court, made a very wise ob
servation when l:o said: "If wealth
will not respect tho rules of common
honerty In the use of Its power, It will
have no reason to expect moderation or
discretion on the part of thono who re
sist Its encroachments." Every one
mwt see that roi potato and concen
trated w alth Is growing more arrognt
each ar. The nmiwer wl.lch the
superintendent o' tho lllliio!.i coal mine
pave Ceiier.il Mister Workman S.mr
Hjtn, "Let them ft.;rve and bo damned,"
the trr itinori of the I'liirtnn employs;
til" hbii klistlru cf rash, ay Men; tint
Inii liHiiiiiient of liei.r; the !:iro,:!i tnx
(Iii islin; the rxtort'e,n and dlai rtnitiu
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HOW FOOLISH MEN VOTE.
The Farmer, Mechanic or Workman Who Votes for Either of the
Clothes and Money Out of Roach of His Wife
WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
SILVER' MEN DEMAND AN AN
SWER FROM DEMOCRATS.
Will They Clvn the J'eople a Chanee to
Vote la 't)G for a Doniornt Wlio 1
In l aor uf lltu l'reo Colnano of bit -ver?
We anxiously inquire of the leaders
of the silver men of tho Democratic
party, "do you intend to give the people
of the United States a chance to vote
in 1S9G, for a Democrat who is In favor
of the coinage of silver upon the same
terms and conditions which apply to
the coinage of gold at tho ratio of 10
to 1?" Real silver men make no point
in regard to what party shall free this
country from British financial rule,
and they are determined to vote for no
man who prefers British commercial
supremacy to the rights of American
citizens. If the Democracy will fur
nish them a candidate worthy of trust,
they will loyally support him.
What we desire to know is, will the
Democrats furnish such a man? If
not, one will be selected and voted for
in every State of the Union outside of
the Democratic party. If the leaders
of the silver men in the Democratic
party suppose that the country will be
satisfied with their position when they
declare that they will submit the whole
question to the Democratic conven
tion of 1896 and abide the result, they
are mistaken. If the cause of silver is
of bo little consequence that the lead
ers of the movement in favor of free
coinage in the Democratic party, will
turn gold bugs in case the gold com
bination controls the convention of
1S9G, it had better be dropped now.
What inducement have honest silver
men, who tcver their party relations
for the sake of the cause of the peo
ple, to follow leaders who say that they
will join the enemy if the Democratic
convention so decides? What the sil
ver men want to know now is, whether
the Democratic silver leaders have en
listed for the war, or whether they are
ready to turn and rend the silver men
after the manner of Carlisle, Hoke
Smith, and Herbert for a sufficient con
siderable? The silver men cannot
wait to sec whether the Democratic
convention will nominate a true Amer
ican silver men for President, because
In case that party does not nominate
such a man, it will bo too late to com
bine the forces in favor of American bi
metallism in time for the election.
The Intimation of several leading
Democratic silver men and the asser
tion of others that in cafe they were
captured by the goldites in the national
convention they would desert the cause
of silver and light in the ranks of gold
monometallism, has alarmed the filver
men of U.e country. They are not w ill
ing to follow leaders who propose to
desert the caas-e and turn their guns
on them whenever the enemy takes
them piinonerH. They have cren too
much of that kind of work. They re
member that Carlisle, Herbert, Hoke
Smith nud hundreds of others who In
times past, fought with them for the
restoration of the money of the Con
stitution arc now doing battle for cred
itor Kiij.ian.1 to maintain the gill
Ftandard which Mnglind declares Is cs
rcntial to ber coinirereinl r-uprfin.iey
over tho jrxt-nt republic of North Amer
ica. If tho li'-iuucniib' leaders of th'.
silver force. ar pri-p ued t d nx
C'aiil. le, lleiii' i t, and Smith have d nie
hen the loaw-n and (:,'!. es romr Ip'o
rlxht. we kIc Uem v-ar'tiiis imw that
we ihi'll pipral In at! hnet 1 I m
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true nilvrr nun In t'ii . ouMry ir. ie
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they are In earnest they will say hero
and now that "under no circumstances
will we fight for a gold man, and what
ever the convention does, wo will be In
a party which favors the free and un
limited coinage of silver at the ratio
of 1C to 1. If the Democratic conven
tion endorse Cleveland, Sherman,
Kothscbi!d3 & Co., we will meet with
the silver men in another convention
which shall be democratic in truth;
which shall be American in fact; which
shall be in favor of' tho money of the
Constitution and against the subver
sion of this government through tho
power of creditor England. England
is an avowed enemy of all mankind out
side of the United Kingdom, and she
declares that sho will hold on to the
gold standard because by extorting
from debtor nations more than they
contracted to pay, she can maintain her
commercial supremacy and subject
them to degrading dependency."
THE TRAP SET.
Ami tho Voter I.eil I.Ike Slieep to tho
The Washington free silver confer
ence has been held and the trap is now
set to lead the free silver voters Into
the goldbug camp. It is all to be done
under the plea of harmony in the party.
We warn the democratic voters that
this Is the plan to be pursued. It is
now being carried out by the men who
want office In the democratic party.
The salaries is the pay they expect in
return for their services. They aro
endeavoring to make the peoplo be
lieve that they 3an secure tho adop
tion of a free silver plank In the plat
form, and the nomination of a free sil
ver man as candidate for president at
the next national convention. Many
democratic voters believe that already.
If they could do this it might be con
sistent for democrats to remain with
their own parly. But can they do it?
The chances are all against them.
When the question came up in the
last congress a majority of democratic
congressmen and senators voted
against free silv-r.
Tho democrat . national convention
of 1SD2 refuted to permit the word
"free" go into tho platform.
The east Is solid against it, and every
delegate from that section will vote in
opposition to a tree sliver plank, or
candidate. The democracy of Ken
tucky, Ohio, Iowa and Nebraska have
already declared against free silver
and will vote that way in the national
Other southern and western states
will follow and the free silver forces
will go down in the national eotneii
tion. Then, what?
The leaders who want the offices will
curl upon the floor and submit to tho
dictation of the goldbuss.
They will expect the masses to follow
their example, and will plead harmony
In the party ns an excuco for their cow
Th convention will nominate n
p;old bug. The Republicans will nom
inate a gold bug. The freo silver men
In both old part ion will vote for him
ami the cause f free silver will be put
off for another four years, when mmo.
thing like the sump plan will be PK'iln
idopted. of dividing the free silver
iote, and limn defi'ulinjj tho cuuie of
tin; people. There urn perhnprt In the
Democratic puny three million voiei.:
who (iiiiir Hie freo iniiii'KO of ilvT,
but they ,in'l routrul it action and mt
f.ir that party Im done luuil. If trut
iwi ( :i;;.iiiiHt (!n i nine of In t hlher
thcli t:ie Ki publican p:irty.
'flu f Uio irb:ii tvo HiKlbn fn
Mher wci i i l,i ibo ; piiblli iin p.irty.
bit iVy liir.'l i-,iil "I It. pnl tin ii
oii- i.i Ht,..lic tvio miih'i:, of tl,e free
lllur llclcoei.l'.ic t,,ie, Tlieru SMI
TH i Hill!. nil tleo l.;hiT Wi.r, III (h
I'o-.i'ili I p.irty, Oiic ni.l'loii of i .
nie iie'Kinlij il ty tlu- o, e Ini ion fr. f
ell, rr lu'n left .it tt:i! I ii ii 1.1,
pM 'y, .'.r I r.-itjv nn of ru'iio (ui-tto
iiii'lioti ot"r-, of l.b;i c.ii iiiilln n
;iti- f.c free r. dot n.iue tlma it lull
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vve'r 'by wakon Metre ,
Old Parties la Voting Bread, Meat,
Why should the peoplo listen to
The people get no offices or fat sal
aries. They have been deceived by these
samo men long enough.
It takes a suckling calf a long time
to get enough. A politician never get3
You have got to choke them off Just
as you do your suckling calves. They
will hang on to the public teat as long
as you will allow them. They will lie
to you and deceive you in order to get
to hang there.
The peoplo could unite In ten days
and restore this government back to
Its original purity at the next election
if they would stop heeding the poli
ticians. Will they do It?
Will they for once act for them
selves and on their own judgment?
The man who at this crisis can pic
ture the sufferings of the people, charge
it to goldbugism, and then ask his
neighbors to vote for goldbugism in
the interest of harmony In the party,
is a traitor at heart and a consummate
rascal. The cries of suffering women
and children are nothing to him when
compared with his insatiate greed for
office. The country is cursed with
Liberty Is being crucified on the altar
of their unholy ambition.
The question for the Democratic
voter to settle is, whether he Is going
to be led to the slaughter In this way,
or whether lie will vote for his country
and let his party go. A brave, honest
man cannot hesitate long in choosing
which is the proper course.
A Sample, of Deinorrilln DUeuHHlun of
l'l im iilc.
Populism is a conglomeration of Ig
norance, prejudice-, rule or ruinisin,
new-fangled idea, chimeras, visiona
ttes, sky-scraping calamity-howlers and
a Bluffing oiT of the soap-tail element of
the two old parties, The word ignor
ance, In the above arraignment is tho
only one in the category wherein n
,'Cood man can e:;ct.he himself for being
in such a crowd.- Oxford (Miss.) Globe.
Down in Mississippi the populists
have democracy about downed, and the
democratic papers are desperate in their
We have read a great many quota
tions from Mississippi papers, and will
say that the above in an average argu
ment against populism.
Their whole policy may be summed
up in a few words.
About half the democratic papers re
peat over and over again that "the
papulists are dying"-tho other half
give vent to their frenzy by repeating
in a loud voice "the populists are
Not one of them ever attempts to dis
cuss any principle of government on lit
The populists, meanvvhilo, are en
caged in educating tho people upon
their duties and responsibilities as Rood
The populists rec( gnlze Dtp fact that
oxen a foal n:iy leara r. nnothinjr.
Why don't tho ilemocrars loach the
populism wisdom, if demo, racy is all-vvi-it.
The pip'ilUt are willing to Jeirn.
and have no enmity for any honon man
on earth, no matter h.tt party he he
It is f ir the mutual h -tn-fl! of nil the
f.?i aioi . an 1 wcrkliitr.iion of t:u. 'i-i:,.,i
Sulci thai ho hop.i .invivi (!,- i, .j;,-,,,
of b f.er iMw nir.tr nt.
Tlii i ip'e fli.i il.l i'..-":m t;f
mutual iii'tie-t like c:;:;ej,.t n. iut
It 1 not a loiii rt of ii'iliueUnn f.r
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Ca'Jina ru. h ,;. r f.uli ..'.) i.c.ir
do n!iyi.niy ,hjv Km I ep: p:i-j.
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COCKRELL AND OTHERS DE
CLARE THAT CROVER WANTS IT.
tThltiiey'ii I'r.melyl hie Osteniiibty for
IIIniHrlf, Ii Keully In the Jntcrent of
111 Former t hief Kitrooie MoCeity
of the rrmltlent.
Senator Cockrell says he in not afraid
to talk politics, and not afraid to opposa
the fourth nomination of Mr. Cleveland.
He is convinced that Mr. Cleveland
wants the nomination. . He said tho
"Cloveland wants a nomination
acain. I was laughed at by some people
for saying this two years ago. It is
coming true, however, very fast Cleve
land will bo after a nomination la 1S
Livery sign and Indication points to it."
"Senator Morgan says the samo
thing," It was suggested.
"Not only Senator Morgan, but man:
ethers besides say it," continued Sena
tor Cockrell. "I mentioned my btlief
that Cleveland would be after a third
term to a friend one day prominent ;
democrat ho was. llo scoffed at thu
Idea. Not many weeks ago something
occurred which opened his eyes a bit.
Ho chanced to bo in conversation with
a cabinet officer. The talk was on poli
tics and rambled about very generally.
" 'Who are the democrats going to
nominate for-the presidency?' queried
my friend. ,
"'Why,' said the cabinet officer, 'I
don't cee as we can do any better than
to run the old man. . Cleveland is tho
natural candidate as things shape up.'
"My friend came back and told mo
that from the ready tone of calm assur
ance wherewith the cabinet officer men
tioned Cleveland for a third term ha
showed that the whole business had
very evidently been discussed anu
agreed to. For myself," continued the
senator, "I've no doubt of Cleveland's
Intention to run. He believes he would
bo elected. Tho question, If any exists
in his mind, turns on tho subject of t!'o
nomination. If he is satisfied that he
can get the nomination you may ba
sure he will be a candidate."
It is remarked as passing strange that
the belief entertaiuod and expressed by
many democrats, such as Cockrell, Mor
gan and others, that Mr. Cleveland de
sires a third term, and is now striving
to compass it, does not wring a denial
from some friends of tho president.
Those close to him who speak of the
matter at all observe that he is the
logical candidate, and no one intimatej
that ho is out of tho range of possibili
ties or probabilities.
Thero Is a wonderful unanimity
among those In position to gain some
information regarding tho situation, in
estimating tho Whitney strength. Mr.
is mustering anti-administration
friends and Inducing them to come into
his tent under the insinuations that he
is after the nomination. Mr. Whitney
and Mr. Cleveland agreed on this pro
gram soon after the beginning of this
administration, and the first step in tho
direction of carrying It out was the an
nouncement by Mr. Whitney that ha
would make no recommendations to? of
fice, anil giving out the intimation that
they had parted company. This was
done, as intimated, for the purpose of
throwing Mr. Whitney with thoso who
would be displeased with the adminis
tration and enable him to handle them
at the next national convention.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. ,
That was a remarkable honor be
stowed on Cleveland when tho Bank of
England hung his portrait on the walls.
Oh, yes, that was more honorable than
to be president. Senator Stewart says:
"Tho fidelity with which Mr. Cleve
land has served creditor England In
appreciated by bondholders and money
changers throughout tho world. HU
succ3 in compelling congress at the
extra session to surrender the consti
tutional right of the government to
coin money and regulate the value
thereof has made him, In the estima
tion of creditor England, a peer of
John Sherman himself. This state
ment is proved by the exhibition ia
the Dank of England of the portrait of
Mr. Cleveland side by side with ths
original English statesman from Ohio."
It Is well to bear In mind the fict
that a fight was mado against tha
nomination of Grover Cleveland In li'Ji,
and threats made to bolt the convention
if a free sliver democrat was not
nominated. Cleveland had fit that time
a dear record of hostility to nilver. I'.e
had In two of his messages during hU
former term recommended to conjeiS
tho suspension of tho colaage of silvr.
Hut he was nominated. A platfjrai
was adopted that meant nothirs In par
ticular and everything In perioral. And
the free sllverltc voted for him. No
0110 bolted thfl convention, and th rc
milt wan that the only law w tad for
minim: silver was repealed. I'nder tls
rdminl-itratlo-i cf tho democratic pa.-:y,
In Vrn'f uf harmony, we un on ta
iiown-pniil" road to tho hell of fxn;
u f.ut an we i-vrr gat there tiu!r n
p ibll. an rule. When yo;i he; r r. n:..n
1 1 : k nlio.'t voilnjj a Kuhlbii;; tick: !n
the ln:eri ! of arty h;ir. tinny put h :u
Juxn fur a man who qiiM :nU t'.t
country f ir t!. .iV c na oflov.
W" urn toM by the ,1 i!j t:. t!:jT
ill" il'.re. of IV peoplo r 'Itl let le !
llie.i by li,,'l:.i!l.in. If (Mi .!
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tlun .. k li ! fre from linr en
their Lou. In? Why il they ash Uin
Hit Ho .flv;i'i if li'.Uifirt pHM-r n irt
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