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Jaly 2o, 1895
TIIK WEALTH MAKKIIS.
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A Sharp IUtltirtlon Mail by Writer
twMo the Tcrma "Mono" and "Cur
Mr. George O. Merrick, president of
the Bimetallic league of Colorado, un
der date of June 28th has written an
open letter to President Cleveland,
from which we clip the following:
iwr. rrjsuient: in the many com'
munlcatlons to the people which bear
your signature there is noticeable a
constant reiteration of a set of phrases
which need authoritative and precise
UeUnitlons. In your reply to the Chi
cago invitation you used the terms
'sound money,' 'cheap money,' 'de
based currency,' 'degenerated cur
rency,' 'safe currency,' 'sound cur
rency,' 'safe and sound currency,' safe
and prudent financial ideas,' 'whole
some financial doctrine.' But nowhere
do you give, or attempt to give, a clear,
unmistakable definition to any or all
of these words and phrases, which may
mean so much or mean so little. The
time has come for accurate definitions.
If by 'sou ad money you mean gold
coin only, you, as an honest man, deal
ing with the paramount question of
the day, and of the century, should
nave me courage to say what you
mean. And while you are defining
'sound money" do not forget to explain
the meaning of 'cheap money, and to
aid you in these much-needed defini
tions let me quote some axioms in rela
tions to money.
'"We affirm that money is simply a
function or a power of exchange for
all commodities, all labor, and all
debts. And this function is the legal
tender quality conferred by the omnip
otent power of the law upon the sub
stances of which money is made.
" 'All money is, therefore, artificial,
It is a convenient expedient of civili
sation. It is the equivalent of all
values, the solvent of all debts, of unl
versal desire, and of commanding util
ity. The quantity of its circulating
volume fixes the general level of all
prices, subject to the law of supply
" As the law fixes the price of gold
at the unvarying value of $30.67 per
ounce, and therefore it is not a com-
modity, so should it fix the price of sil
ver at $1.29 per ounce, so that it may
be a commodity no longer, and, like
gold, never vary in value.
" 'We affirm that neither the cost of
production nor the commercial price or
intrinsic quality of the materials of
which money is made constitute any
faculty of money whatever.
" 'The value of money is not in its
substance, but in tbe legal force with
which its substance is armed by posi
"The foregoing are taken from
'Steck's Axioms of .Finance,' and are
the teachings of all the philosophers
from the days of Aristotle to the pres
ent Cernuschi says: 'Money can never
diminish in price, because money is
itself the material of which price is
"All money is safe money, is honest
money, is sound money. If it is not
all these it is not sound money. A
currency of a limited legal tender is
not money does not perform the mon
ey function, no matter of what mate
rial it is made, and I fully concur in
the often expressed idea that a curren
cy should be, so far as possible, 'safe,
'sound, not 'debased' or 'degenerated.
Here, again, it becomes of prime im
portance that clear and unmistakable
definitions shall be given, and I sug
gest that the following will be under
stood and appreciated by the great
body of the American people:
"A currency is that thing or things
which, in the form of semblance of
money, circulates, because of the con
fidence of the people that it will be ae-
ceptea oi tne noiaer tnereoi, in pay
ment of debts or purchases; but which
the creditor may at any time, or place,
without notice, refuse to receive in
payment of a contract stated in terms
of money. National bank notes are a
form of currency.
"It were infinitely wiser that all
coin and paper, intended to circulate
as money, should be money; that is,
full lesral tender. It is by this method
alone that a currency, safe, sound and
reliable at all times, under all condi
tions, can be secured; a currency which
cannot be discredited or depreciated in
the hands of the people, provided al
ways that the law by which it is cre
ated is just and wise, and shall be
faithfully executed, not abrogated in
whole or in part at the option of the
executive department, as has been
done with the coinage laws daring
"You remind the farmer of this coun
try that 'he must buy as well as sell,'
and that he (the farmer) 'must neces
sarily be left far behind in the race-for
their enjoyment' That is the benefits
arising from increasing prices of all
commodities by reason of a gradually
expanding volume of metallic money.
"And something over one-half of the
population of the United States are in
some way directly connected with
the cultivation of the soil; and as it is
to that source that we look for all
prosperity, no prudent statesman, no
economist, no honest lawmaker, will
for a moment fail to recognize the
fact that unless the farmers of the
country receive remunerative prices
for their products, no other industry
in the nation can hope to prosper.
Now, as to the effect of rising prices
upon the farmer! The wheat crop of
1894 did not give to the producer 50
cents a bushel on the farm. But sup
pose the farmer realized 50 cents a
bushel. A crop of 1,000 bushels gave
him in some form of currency, $500. Of
that $500, we will say that his family
expenses for the year were $250, leav
ing $250 for payment of taxes, insur
ance, interest and maintenance oi
"Suppose the general range of prices
to be doubled! In that case the farm
er receives for his 1,000 bushets of
wheat $1,000 instead of $500. He pays
$500 for his family expenses instead oi
$250, and has $500 instead of $250, to
apply to the payment of taxes, insur
ance, interest, and the maintenance of
his property, and to the improved con
dition of his family. The same law
applies to all the great farm products
north and south. The law Is thlsi
'Producers always produce more than
they consume, and in tho case of a rise
they gain on tlia whole amount pro
duced, while they lose only on what
they have to purchase.'
"This law is so simple and so exact,
it seems strange that it did not occur
to the chief magistrate of a republic of
nearly 70,000,000 people, when address
ing them upon so important a subject
"Mr. President, I now come to the
most remarkable statement in this
most remarkable communication,
emanating from the president of the
United States. You say: 'It ought
not to be difficult to convince the wage
earner that it (an increase in tho gen
eral range of prices) would reach him
least of all and last of alL In an un
healthy stimulation of prices an in
creased cost of all the needs of his
home must belong to his portion, while
he is at the same time vexed with van
ishing visions of increased wages and
an easier lot The pages of hlstorv
and experience are full of this les
son!" 'It is somewhat difficult to deter
mine accurately just what is meant,
what lesson conveyed by this mass of
sounding words and 'glittering c-ener-
alities.' But it is assumed that a fair
construction shows the purpose to be
an appeal to the selfishness and avarice
of the wasre-earners of the cities.
towns, and manufacturing centers, by
attempting to show them that cheap
food and low wages are beneficial to
them, and that an Increase in the prices
of food and fabric would inure to their
'Much stress is laid upon the neces
sity for cheap food for the wage
worker; but what possible benefit can
be derived from a cheapness that de
prives the thirty million who produce
food and fiber of the ability to keep
the wage-worker employed by buying
the products of artisans and oper
atives? This question was asked in
the New York Sun of September 10.
1893, and has not yet been answered.
nor can it be.
-In one breath the national bankers
assert that the government has not
the power to make money, in the next
Implore the government to delegate
the power to them ask the govern
ment to delegate a Dower to them
which they declare it does not possess.
Amoozin' cusses, these national bank
ers. Tecumseh (Ok.) Leader.
THEIR FUTURE PROGRAMME.
Deb and HI AiaoeUtes Will Prepare the
Way for the Coming ( o-Operatlve Com
monwealth. In the course of an Interview accord
ed a St Louis Post Dispatch reporter,
Eugene V. Eebs says:
We propose to change our lodge
rooms into school rooms. We propose
to teach our members that politics is
the science of government, and that
any citizen who does not take an act
ive interest in the nolitics of his coun
try is fit only for . lain and collar for
slavery and degrauation. We shall try
to conviuce them that so long as they
vote the same ticket as their masters
they will forge their own chains and
perpetuate the social and industrial
serfdom of which they complain.
We shall first seek to unify and
harmonize the workers of the country.
We shall have no 'grand mogul' as
chief to carry the organization in hia
vest pocket, but we shall have at the
head of this great organization a con
gress of representatives elected from
the ranks who shall have supervision
of its affairs. The initiative and ref
erendum . will doubtless be adopted
and 'we, the people,' will rule. Rep
resentative government, upon the ap
portionment plan, has proved to be an
abortion and is little, if any, better
than a plain, unvarnished monarchy."
"What will be the effect of machin
ery on the trades and the trado
"As I have intimated, the trades will
disappear, and with them the trades
unions as such. The locomotive engi
neer will be supplanted by the motor
man. The locomotive fireman will, in
a few years, be a thing of the past
The compositor must give way to the
linotype. The machine will continue
its invasion of the domain of toil until
the man will be practically displaced.
Children will suffice to operate the ma
chine. The cheapest commodity in the
world will be human flesh and blood.
The trusts will expand, assume conti
nental proportions and swallow up
the national resources and the means
of production and distribution. This
will be the culmination of plutocracy's
reign. The night of capitalism will be
dark, but the dawn of co-operation.
will be near. All the antagonisms be
gotten of the competitive conflict.all its
extremes of wealth and pauperism.glut-
tony and starvation, bejeweled fraud
and famished industry will disappear.
Mutuamm will be the means and uni- .
versal happiness the end. If this is
not true then the moral philosophy of
Christ is a sham and the 'brotherhood
of man' a myth. Thousands of the
better classes' effect to believe that
social regeneracy is a hallucination,
and that those who advocate it are fit
candidates for a feeble-minded insti
tute. In spite of of this, and in spite
of troops and courts, jails and injunc
tions, and all the pains and penalties
the degenerate parasites of plutocracy
can impose, the right will at last pre
vail and humanity will sweep onward
and upward until ideal elevations are
reached, where all men and women
shall have not only equal rights, but
equal opportunities, and every human
being shall have and enjoy all the
fruits of his toil."
What Does It Mean?
"And the multitude of them that be
lieved were of one heart and one soul:
Neither said any of them that aught of
the things which he possessed was his
own; but they had all things in com
mon." Acts iv. 32.
This was said of the earlv Christians.
What does it mean? If some of our
modern expounders of Christianity
would take this for a text we should
like to hear what thev have to sav
about it Topeka Advocate.
Populist principles, aa laid down in
the Omaha platform, constitute the
sole topics of political discussion today
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