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THE IUUYEST FIELD.
IT INSPIRES DR. TALMAGE'S SER
MON ON GOSPEL FARMING.
Noah the Pint Farmer The Honor to
Agriculture of the Age Deep Plow
ing for a fc-oul-The Straight Furrow
with God'a Bed Standard aa Guide.
Onr Washington I'uipit.
The itnnoD preached in Washington
last Sunday, after uiost people have bail
a good, long breath of the cuuntry, if
they do not actually live there, will re
vive many pleasant memories, while it
deal wth great religious truth. Dr.
Talmage'a text was John iv., 1, "My
r ather is the husbandman."
This last summer, having gone in dif
ferent directions over between five and
ix thousand niilea of harvest fields, I
can hardly open my Bibie without smell
ing the breath of new m. wu hay and see
ing the golden light o the wheatfieM,
and when I open my Bible to take my
text the Scripture leaf rustles like the
tassels of the corn.
We were nearly all of us born in the
country. We dropped corn in the hill
and went on Saturday to the mill, tying
the grist In the center of the sack so
that the contents on eitner side the horse
balani-eii each other, and drove the cattle
field, our bare feet wet with dew, and
rode the horses with the halter to the
brook uttil we fell off, and hunted the
mow for nests until the feathered occu
pants went cackling away. We were
nearly all of us borj in the country, and
all would have staid there had not some
adventurous lad on his vacation come
back with betler clothes and softer hands
and set the whole village on fire with am
bition for city life. So we all understand
rustic allusions. The Bible is full of
them. In Christ's sermon on the mount
you could see the fall blown lilies and
the glossy black of the crow's wing as
it flies over Mount Olivet David and
John, Paul and Isaiah find in country
life a source of frequent illustration,
while Christ in the text takes the respon
sibility of calling Oof1 a farmer, declar
ing, "My Father is the husbandman."
The Earth Wa Noah's Farm.
Noah was the first farmer. We say
nothing about Cain, the 'iller of the soiL
Adam was a gurdeuer on a large scale,
but to Noah was given all the acres of
the earth. Klisha was an agriculturist,
not cultivating a ten-acre lot, for we find
him plowing with twelv yoke of oxen.
In Bible times the Ian.) was so plenty
and the inhabitants so few that Noah
was right when he gav to every inhabi
tant a certain portion of land; that land,
if cultivated, ever after to lie his own
possession, just ns in Nebraska the l.uit
ed States government ou payment of .H
years ago gave preemption riglit to
acres to uny man win would settle there
and cultivate the soil.
All cl.'sses of people were expected to
cultivate ground except ministers of re
ligion. It w.'i supposed that they would
have their time entirely occupied with
their owu profession, although 1 am told
that sometimes mh.isters do plunge so
deeply into worldlii.css that they remind
one of what Thomas l'raser said in re
gard to a man in his day who preached
very well, but lived very ill, "When he is
out of the pulpit, it is a pity he should
ever go into it. and wiien he is in the
pulpit, it is pity he shculd ever come
out of it."
They were not small crops raised in
those times, for though the arts were
rude, the plow turned t.p very rich soil,
and barley and cotton end flax and all
kinds of grain came up at the call of the
harvesters. I'liny telis .if one stalk of
grain that had on it Icrweeii three and
four hundred ears, '('he rivers and the
brooks, through artificia' channels, w -re
brought down to the nts of the corn,
and to this habit of tiinrug a river w iier
ever it was wanted Salomon refers when
he says, "The king's h trt is in the band
of the Lord, and he turneth it as the
rivers of water ari.- turned, whitherso
ever he will."
Hook in Their Nowes.
The wild hojis's were -i-iglu. and then
a hook "as put into ilo: sc.se. mid then
they were led over tlo- id. and to that
Iod refers when he s.'iys t . ',' -! Sen
nacherib, "1 will put a jcok in thy nose
and I will bring thee l, k by i). way
which thou earnest." .-iiid (jod has u
hook in every bad man nose, whether
it be Nebuchadnezzar or A huh or Herod.
He may tuinit hiuisel r-ry iudeisMideut,
but sometime in his lif". or in the hour
of his death, he will tile? that the l.rd
Almighty has a hook in his nose.
This OTj the rule in r.-gard to the cni
twre of .he ground, "Thou sha'f not plow
with an ox and an an.) together," illus
trnting, the folly of ever putting intelli
gent and useful and pinole men in asso
ciation with the stublsirn and the un
manageable. The vast majority of troc
hlea in the churches ami in reformatory
institutions comes from the disregard of
this command of the Lord, "Thou shalt
not plow with nn ox and an ass together."
There were large amounts of property
invested in cattle. The Monbites paid
lOO.ium sheep as an iannal tax. Job
had ,(X sheep, .(SKI camels, 7tH) yoke
of (iyti. The times of v'ntflge was ush
ered in with mirth and music. The clus
ters of the vine wen? p it into the wine
press, ami then five meu would get into
the press and trample out the juice from
the grape untii their garments were sat
urated with the wine and had become
the emblems of slaughter. Christ him
elf, wounded until covered with the
blood of crucifixion, making use of this
allusion when the question was asked,
"Wherefore art thou red in thine ap
parel and thy garment like one who
treadetb the wine vnt?" He rescinded,
"I have trodden the w in press alone."
A Sionor A aricul tore.
In nil ages there has been great honor
paid to agriculture. Seven-eighths of
the people in every com try are disciples
of the pl,;v. A government is strong in
proportion as it is auppx rted by an ath
letic and ndustrions ye-mianry. So long
ago as before the fall of Carthage. Stra
ta w rote 2S books oh agriculture. Hesiod
wrote a poem on the same subject, "The
Weeks and Days." Cato was prouder
of his work on husbandry than of all bis
military conquests. But I must not tie
tempted into a discussioa of agricultural
conquests. Standing amid the harvests
and orchards and vineyards of the Bi
ble, anil atanding amid the harvests and
orchard and vineyards of our own coun
try larger hirveata than have ever be
for been gathered I want to run out
tto aalogy between toe production of
and the growth of grace in the
soul, n'.l he.' sricred writeis making use
of that iiihI 'gy.
lu tu nr: place, I remark, in grace
as in the tie! is, there must be a plow.
That wt ich theologians call conviction ia
only the plowshare turning up the sins
that have been rooted ind matted In the
soul. A farmer said to his indolent son.
"There are a hundred d iliars buried deep
in that held. The son went to work
and plo.wed the field frot fence to fence,
and he plowed it very deep, and then com
plained that he had n.Jt found the money.
But when the crop hai lieen gathered
and sold for a hundred dollars more
than any previous year, then the young
man took the hint as to what his father
meant w hen he said there were a hun
dred dollars buried down in that field.
Deep pi iw ing for a crop. Deep plow
ing for a soul. He who makes light of
sin will never amount to anything in
the church or in the world. If a man
speaks of sin as though it were an inac
curacy or a mistake, instead of the loath
some, abominable, consuming and dam
ning thing that ivl ha lei. that man will
never yield a harvest of usefulness.
When 1 wss a boy, 1 plowed a field
with a team of spirited horses. I plow
ed it very quickly. ce in a while I
passed over some of the sod without turn
ing It, bnt I did not Jerk back the plow,
with Its rattling devhvs. I thought it
made no difference. After a while my
father crttue along and said: "Why, this
will never do. This isn't plowed deep
enough. There yon have missed this, and
you have missed that." And he plowed
it over again. The ditficulty with a
great many people is that they are only
scratched with conviction, when the sub
soil plow of Hod's truth ought to be put
in up to the beam.
My word is to all Sabbath school teach
er, to all parents, to ai Christian work
ers: Plow deep; plow deep!
And if in your own personal experi-eni-e
you are apt to take a lenient view
of the sinful side of your nature, put
down into your soul the Ten Command
ments, which reveal the holiness of (Jod.
and that sharp and glittering colter will
turn up your soul to the deepest depths.
If a man preaches to you that you are
only a iiltle out of order by reason of
sin and that you need oily a little fixing
he l'-oeiveB. You nave suffered an
appalling injury by reason of sin. There
are quick poisons and -low poisons, but
the druggist could giv you one drop
that could kill the body. And sin is hke
that drug so virulent, so poisonous, so
fatal that one drop i.s enough to kill the
lieep plowing for a crop. I)ep plow
ing for a soul. Broken heart or no re
ligion. Broken soil or no harvest. Why
was it that David am! ihe jailer and the
publican and I'anl made such ado aliout
their "ins? Had they lost tln-;r senses?
No. The plowshare stuck thui. Con
viction turned up a grat many things
that were forgotten. Ar a farmer plow
ing soiii'tinies turps Ui; the skeleton of
a man or the anatomy of it monster .long
ago buried, so the plowshare of convic
tion turns up the ghastly skeletons of
sins long ago entombed. Geologists
never brought up from the depths of the
mountain mightier ichthyosaurus or
The Crooked Furrow.
But wnat means all tnis crook-d plow
ing, these crooked furrows, the rejM-nt-anee
'..hat amounts to nothing, the re
pentance that ends in nothing? Men
groan over their sins, but get no better.
They weep, but their tenrs lire not count
ed. What is the reason? I romom!-r
that on the farm we sei a standard win
a red Bug at the other end of the field.
We kept our eyes on that. We aimed
at that. We plowed op to thr.t. los
ing sight of that, we made a crook. -d
furrow. Keeping our eye on that, we
made a Ktnight furrow Now. in this
matter of conviction we must have s .me
standard to guide us. I; is a r.sl stand
ard that Jod has set it the other cod
of the field. It is the cross. Keeping
your eye cn that, you wib make a straight
furrow. Losing sight of it. yon will
make a crook. l furrow. I'L.w us :
the cross. Aim not a, either end of
the hori?.ontn! piece of the cr f-s, bnt
at the upright piece, at the center of it.
the hejirt of the Son of od who b-,rc
your sin-, and made wr.isfactioM. Cry.
ing and weeping will not bring yon
through. "lli:n hath I Jod exalted to be
n -"i've a i 1 a .vivior to give repentance."
Oh, plow tip to the cross'
A,-:! in. I remark, in ..'race, n in tV
field, there must be u rowing. In the
autumnal weather you find the farmer
going across the field at h s'ride of a!...ut
twenty-three inches, and ut every stride
he puts his hand into the sack of grain,
and he sprinkles the f-i c..rn over the
field. It looks silly to a man who docs
not know what he is doing. He is doing
a very imisriant work. He is scatter
ing tlie winter grain, and, though the
snow may come, the next year there will
be a great crop. Now, hat. is what we
are doing when we are preaching the
gospel we are scattering the seed. If
is the fiKjlishness of preaching, but it is
the winter grain, and, though the snows
of worldliness may come down upon it,
it will yield after a wn:le glorious har
vest. Let us be sure we sow the right
kind of reed. Sow mullein stalk, and
mullein -talk will come up. Sow Cana
dian th'stles, and Cniieda thistles will
eomer.p. Sow wheat, and wheat will
come up. I't us distinguish l-twr-n
truth and error. Iet us know the dif
ference between wheat and iiellebon?,
oats and henbane.
A Mow of Ciphers.
The largest denomination in this coun
try is tiie denomination of Nothingari
ans. Their religion is s system of nega
tions. i"ou say to one of them. "What
do you believe?" "Well, I don't be-"
lieve in infant baptism." "What do you
believe?" "Well, I don t believe in the
perseverance of the saints." "Well, now
tell tne what you do believe." "Well,
I don't oclieve In the eternal punishment
of the wicked." So t.ieir religion is a
row of ciphers. Believe something it rid
teach It. or, to resume the figure of my
text, scatter abroad th right kind of
A minister the other day preached a
sermon calculated to se the denomina
tions of Christiana qua-reling. He was
sowing nettles. A minister the other
day advertised that he would preach a
sermon ( n the superiority of transcend
ental and organized forces to uiitrans
cendental nnd orgnniie forces. What
was he towlmx? Weeds The Lord Je
sus Chrint nineteen centuries ago plant
ed the divine seed of doe'rine. It sprang
up. On one side of the ttaik are all the
churches of Christendom. On the other
side of the stalk are all the free gov
ernment f the earth, and on the top
there ahull ' be dowering millennium
after a while. All from the goape! seed
of doctrine. Every word that a parent
or Ssbtrti school teacher or city mis
sionary, or other Christ vd worker st-aks
for Christ cornea np. Yea, it cornea up
with compound interest, you saving one
soul, that one saving ': the in, lmi;
the li), !.; the l.lsui, li ),;- the
lti,i, 10O.i-on, on forever.
The Hatful Harrow.
Again. I remark, in trace, as in the
farm, there must be a harrowing. I
for now not to a harroTv that goes over
the field in order to prepare the ground
for the -eed, but a harrow which g-s
over after the seed is sow n, lest the birds
pick up the seed, uinkiiig it down into
the earth so that it can take root You
know a harrow. It is made of bars of
wood muled am eaco other, and the
underside of each bar is furnished with
sharp teeth, and when the horsea are
hitched to it it goes tearing and leaping
across the field, driving the seed down
into the earth until it springs up in the
harvest. Bereavement, sorrow, persecu
tion are the I-ord's barrows to sink the
g.qH truth into your heart. These
were truths that you heard thirty year
ago. They have not affected you until re
cently. Some great trouble cam rver
you, and the truth wns harrowed In, and
it has come up. What did Hod mean in
this country in 1H57? For a century
there was the gospel preached, but a
great deal of it produced no result Then
Uod hsrneswd a wild p-uiic to a harrow
of commercial disaster, sud that harrow
went down Wall street and up Wall
street down Third strcH and up Third
street Viwn State street and up State
street down Pennsylvania avenue and
up I'eunsylvania avenue until the whole
laud was torn to piecea as it had never
been lief ore. What followed the harrow?
A great awakening, in which there were
;ki,iki .,u!k brought into the kingdom
of our Lord. No harrow, no crop.
Again. I remark, in grace, as In the
farm, there must tc a reaping. Many
Christians sM-uk of religion as though
it were a matter of economics or insur
ance. They expect to reup in the next
.rid. Oh, no! Now is the time to
reap. (, ather up the joy of the Chris
tian religion this morning, this aftern.xiu.
this night. If you have not as much
grace as you would lik" to have, thank
'tod for what you have and pray for
more. You are no worse enslaved than
sej.li, no worse troubled than was Da
vid, no worse scourged than was I'aul.
Yet. amid the rattling of fetters, and
amid the gloom of dmig.-ons, and amid
the horror of shipwreck they triumphed
in the grace of iod. The weakest man
in the house to-day has Vsi iiiTm of spir
itual joy nil ripe. Why do you not go
and rear, it?
To the Kit Ids.
You iuve b.s u groaning over your in-
Iirii.ifes ).,r thirty yenr-.. .Now give one
round sle.iii over your emancipation. You
say y.oi 'lave it so hard, you might have
it worse. You wonder why this great
eld trouble keeps revolving through
your soi 1. turning and turning with !
black hand on the cranli. Ah. that trou
ble is the grindstone on which you are
to sharpen your sickle. To the fields!
Wake up! Wake up! Take off your
green sixstacle. your nine spectacles,
your bla.-k spectacles. 1 "till up the cor
ners of your mouth ns far lis you pull
them down. To the lelds! U.-up!
Again, I remark, in grace, as in fanii
it.g. there is a time I r thrashing. I
telj you bluntly that is d.sith. .lust ns
the fanner with a Mail boats ihe wheat
out of the slr.-iw, so death beats the soul
out of ihe IsM.'y. Kve.y sickness is a
stroke of the flail, and the sickU-d is the
thrashing floor. What, cay you. is death
to li good man only taking the wheat
out of tin- .-'raw? ThV is all. An aged
uo-in bus f;, !!-!! ashi-p. I Inly yesterday
)'...i f.iw hi:a in the sunny .rch playing
with ids gi.-.n.b hildr. n. Calmly he re-c.-ivid
tiie nicssace , have this world.
He bade a f.l.-.i-ai.t go .d-by to his old
friends. The telegraph carries the tid-io,-s.
nnd '-li -win rail t r-t i r, n t!,. l.;n,!red
o.:. ic. wauling once more to l ..,k mi the
face of d.rir add grandfather Brush
back the gray hair lr.cn his brow; it
will never ache again. I'm hdin away
in the si umber ol tlo tomb: l.-c will not
be bfr.-ud "I cry1:1!-, lie will rise in
too !llo-.'ii;i.- of '' r- - II ,-ri-i t i. it. His
'...ice has alr.-iidy v 'Oitl. d in the doxology
of heaven. 1 1 r.i c'f' tlicr nlways del sing
in eloir.h. Ai, villi!,' stit, in thit?
No. The ilino,! ' - of the wheat out
.f the fl-, 'J 1 " is i,b.
1 lie Kord of the Harvest.
Where is the gariM-r? Ne d I fell you?
Oh, no! So many have gone out from
your own circles -yen, from jour own
family that y oil have nad your eves on
that gainer tor many a year. What a
hard time some of them had! la Oeth
seimilies of suffering lliey sweat great
drops of blood. They tis.k tiie "cup of
trembling," and they put it to their hot
lips, nnd they cried. "If be possible, let
this cup pass from inc." With tongues
of burning agony they cried, "O Iird, dis
liver my soul!" But If.ey g it over if.
They all got over it. Oarnered! Their
tears wipwl awny: their battles all end
ed; their burdens lifted. Carnered! The
Iord of the harvest will not allow those
sheaves to perish in th equinox. Oar-iii-red!
Some of us r'-nieinbor on the
farm that the sheaves were put ou the
top of the rack which surmounted the
wagon, and these sheaves were piled
higher and higher, and after a while the
horses startwl for the burn, and these
sheaves swayed to and fro in the wind,
and the old wagon c-inked, and the
horses made a strugghi and pulled so
hard the harness came up in loops of
blither on their backs, and when the
front wheel struck the elevated door of
the barn it tteomod as if the load would
go no farther tinfil the workmen gave a
great shout, and then with one Inst tre
mendous strain the horses pulled in the
load. Then they were unharnessed, and
forkful after forkful of grain fell Into
the mow. Oh, my friends, our getting
to heaven mny be a pull, a hard pull, a
very hard pul!, but these sheaves are
bound to go In. The Lord of the harvest
has promised it. I see the load nt last
coming to the door of the heavenly gar
ner. The sheaves of th" Christian soul
sway to nnd fro In the wind of death,
nnd the old lsidy creaks under the load,
nnd as the load strikis the floor of the
celestial garner It seems ns If it can go
no farther. It is the lust struggle until
the voices of angels ninl the voices of
onr departed kindred dial the welcom
ing Voice of Ood shali end the harvest
rolling Into the eternal triumph, while
all up and down the sky the cry Is beard:
"Harvest home! Harvest homer'
A good word la an easy obligation,
but to nppnH 111 retilrp only onr al
ienee, which cost ua nothing.
VICIOUS CLASS APPEAL
POPOCRATS INCITING WORKING
MEN AGAINST EMPLOYERS.
Bryea lasldlonaly Working t'poa Wage
earars to Craata Suck a Kaetiaa; of
Hostility A a laswlt to Patriotic Maa-
The Indications are conclusive that the
1'op.M-ratic campaign managers have de
termined to make their light chi fly ujsm
the class issue which Mr. Bryan bus
made prominent in all his speeches siuce
the iH-giuuitig of bis campaign and to
which he owes nearly all the popularity
he enjoys. The plan is to incite work
iiigmen against the employers of l.itn.r,
to instill into the minds of those who
work for wages that they have no inter
ests in common with the corjririo(is
and Ihe manufacturing couipsnies which
iploy them and that ill order to sub--"rve
their ow n interests they must ar
riy themselves in (sditn al opjsisition lo
Mr. Bryan has Issen insiduously work
ing Uoti wage-earners to create -oidi a
feeling of hostility. He has not had 'he
courage of Altgeld and Tillman to tell
them plainly that they ought to vote
contrary lo the isditical views of em
ployer, but he has constantly insinuated
that wage workers were Is-ing cucr -eil,
xpecting thereby to arouse among them
the soirit of resentment. On various io
casioiis he has said that lie had heard
if cases where employers sought to die
tale how employes should vote, but lie
has never ventured to specify any em
ployer who did this. None the less he
charge has undoubtedly been accepted
by some workiiigtnen as true and thus
served its purpose. The PojHier.itic
organs have emulated the example of he
candidate. They tell the workingmen
that they are Industrial slaves; that they
have subjected themselves to the control
of heartless musters and that their only
hoe for the future is in the success of
I'opooratie doctrines. But this array'ng
of workingmen against employers is in
be promoted from now on by systematic
w-ork. So-calie. labor leaders are to be
put into the held to work upon wage
earner on the lines marked out by Mr.
Bryan and the I'oMcrati.- national oui-mitti-e.
An organized plan of this kind
is already in operation in Chi.-ugo and
will undoubtedly be extended to other
industrial centers as rapidly us possible.
The national i-ommittee is said to be
sparing no effort to incite among work-
ingineii hostility to employers.
Men ho are capable of doing this
musi have a low estimate of the intelli
gence and the manliness of working
men. In the first place, in m arly every
state of the union the voter is protis tc.l
from intimidation or coercion by the
secret ballot. lie is m-m n i 1 1 I to cast
his vote without anybody but himself
km. wing for whom it is east, if he has
sulln icnt intelligence to read nnd mark
a ticket. Anything like coercion is th. i-e-
fore impossible and no em;...ver with
common sense would attempt it. To sav
that mi employer may n-.i express his
political Views ill the presence of his
mployi'S is to say that le- shall not cx-
er -ise the rigid of every American ctti-zi-fl.
Mr. Bryan is going about th.. coun
try asking ineii to vol.- f.,r him on the
gro'iml that his election would benefit
thori. Why has not a manufacturer an
eUl.l riglit to say to t!ioc he employs
that he Is-lieves the success of the We-
pul.li-an '.arty would Is- to his nnd their
advaitage'; There is no more coercion
in the one case than in the other tin. I s.i
far fl the ijlleslii.ti t.f self-interest is
conci-rred it is hardly necessary to ,iy
that th a mil. la I" is ipiite as likely to
Is- influenced by it as fb - ma iiu'actnrer.
But v.- do not apprehend that anv
coiisider;- hie number of II. 1
fair tiiind "d win kingmi n are
going to lie
:ly in. -reused
misled by the class a .i
that th.-ir Wages w.-re .
down to the time that tin- lloino
party cam- ii.io power nnd that
purchasing power i groat. -r now
ever befoic. If n;an.v of them at
so fully employed as the, were
years ago they know that it is not the
fault of the mulctary standard, but of
I t.-iiiociatlc policy . lo. h produced finan
cial d'el rust and business depression.
Such men have no objection to the
tllolieV they get bc-Mllse it buys .e'-'
tl;,n formerly. What they desire i the
t hiitice to earn more of n and tle-y un
derstand that this will come wiih the
r-s im it oii of industrial activity which
tie- respiration of coiifidems. will bring.
There millions of these men who
are iiiim, ii-ly waiting to vote the Be
r-uhlit-ari tii io-t. ' luoiha Bee.
Airaltl lo ftiscnsH It.
William .leiiiciigs Bryan is afraid to
discuss tiie tariff. In n ply to a ipn-siiou
re.t ll'h Cooce-l-jlig the tariff, he ..fl,y
said, "i ih, u." c-tii chaug. ..,ir tar,!T ;.
t.-in at aiiy time." and i.. jin.-tln i inipM -.-be
re; ".- !. ). , ,aui:-l !o;. , the tar. If
i is cai
i II. ad
Vol the tariff
an issoe by both
li. ji'iblioan plat-
ic. -hires "If.e Ke
the 1'ojei ra tic
forms. The '
Jo: l-'i' .! ),,-, i
lt o rest the M K inf. y
iiillg b I-' , h. Mi.reovel.
' V has placed protection
u th soi'tid money as the
side by S,i,
iM)IK Of st
Han. e and the
U:'ise of the K
with hi in.
publican party agree
Il is not at nil diflicult to understand
why Mr. Bryan ignores the tar.fl ques
tion, lie dare not undertake a ,i,.fense
before the Alio man ts-oplc of the disas
trous T.oiicy for which he is in pitt re
sponsible. I'oiir years ago Mr, Bryan
denounced tiie policy of protection as
"the ino-t vich.ua political principle that
has ever cursed this coumry." 11.- then
escribed ail the ills experienced by the
Americ.-iii people wholly to protection,
lie had nothing to say about the cur
rency, lie had not then discovered i
that the "deiiioneti.atioti of silver" war, j
resiuuisoi.e n.r an tne troiiiiie. i m,
tariff lilone was the source of every
wrong and every ill suffered by our
i wo yenrs inicr .nr. iiryan Iounu op-
j'-', ....... J . .....J ...r, . ,, n ,. (111,.
ia i ion and to command national ntt. Di
llon as one of tne most radical of the
fiM- t.f protect inn. He Inlpisl t.) put
nnol on the fri-c list with disastrous r
"iills; lo American sheep husbandry art
.'orrespomliiig Is-mtil to the wooj-gr'iv..
.-is ef Australia and other foreign cidiii
trie. He' votisl against proteciion to
Amirricaii sugar producers, to the s,,rioiis
let itiiH-nt of an important industry. He
-iipsjorted by Voice and vote trriff
IniBges which gregtly stimulated the
worked nnd wool manufactures of Kng
tind ami struck an almost fatal blow to
hose of the I'nited Slates. He was a
ormuost advieiite of the policy which
has kept inoie than a million of the
American pinplo iu idleness or only pttr
fially employed for the past three yours,
reducing the demand for the products
f the farm and ihe factory lo th ex
"tit of hundreds of millions of dollars
lie Is in tinrt responsible for tnrifT
legislation which has caused an enor
mous deficiency in the revenues of Ihe
government and compelled bond Issues
to meet expenses, in snort, air. Bryan
was as Instrumental as any man In ('(in
gress In bringing about the nnfortunate
industrial and business conditions frnm
which In loir and capital alike have suf
fered Immeasurable injury and by which
I he progress of the nation has been greut
Now Mr, Brytn Is afraid to attempt
- defense of hi lecord before the Aiuer-
Icsn people. But be I gr.-ssly mistaken
if be imagine the jss.ple are not thmk
iug alsiut that quotum. His free silver
theories and platitn.lrs ami fallacies, l is
8i-als to prejti.iwt- and passion have
about lost their force. The cause of
currency debasement and repudiation i
a losing cause, and Mr. Bryan cannot
ecaie responsibility f,.r his share in the
tariff legislation, no matter how mm u
A TOIKR'S t ,1TATII.S.
Ia ninety-two the country through our fac
tories tssiiiieil amain.
Our farmers vie.l olili swelling pride In
fields of gniwfna' gram.
The hut. haai's grace, a smiling face, was
part of his altrs. tlon;
The hiM. ksiiilih whistled at bis work a aong
of sat istac! Iku :
The brightest ken for laboring men of all
till' Kol'teo ages.
For those aim sought for manly work at
holiest tj vitiar watfes:
Our children, i. In garment new, went
tripping- off to schtH.I,
And nil. 'twas grand throughout this land.
Ciuteutuieut was the rule.
And then to think our senses sink It seems
so monstrous strange
The demagogue persuaded us 'twas best t
have ea change."
They sin. I the tariff was a ta, aunleo sore
It only helpeil the rich, they said, and that
And thus throughout the long campaign
thi-y never t eased to wall
About the awful tariff laid on "(ssir niau's
We'd all tie bankrupt, so they said. In ao-
ishts of alarm.
I'nle-s the tariff was repealed, miles we
sork wsa done. Th.
I bliss of '
w e voted mist for
Itcltevlrig Iu the promise
long years In clover,'
When si-ar.-e the shout had echoed out that
rh-velsnil was the master.
Till fll s fear of danger hear, and horrible
First black il.spslr wss labor's share, bom
of this new rendition,
Kinpbivinent prfR-t was psrafysed by for
eign coin petition.
From iliiy to day. no werk, nn pay, while
heils of homes were nisile:
I'r.itecM. m a shield was made to yield, to
build up Kngllsh trade:
The in.-r. ham smin took down his sign, he
cii'd a. u pay tils .tet.ts
Iterance ihl lumkcylug wtih "reform" had
ruined his assets.
Our fiiriners. to... the ennntry through loud
walled of their undoln':
Thus ..in- ami nil In common thrall faced uni
The cruel hand of foreign Isnd was ever up
the tliM-t r
Not war and pestilence comhlrirsl conld
bring sin -b dire disaster.
Thank W!, at lt the terror's past, of
struggled and of boi-.
Thedai ' s ii i hand, we'll rid the land of these
ne'.-r again w!H Irn-t the men who
forged tl.e-e f ree-1 ra de collMrs.
will we lune onr wages paid In firt-cent
coti-tcnt l.rnwriT work we want with
ll. II''-' C'lll'lt. llsHtloth,
then toii'll see ptospcrltv throughout
this mighty cHtloii.
Open the f;.-t..r. s. n..t t tie mints, we've
money now- la billions,
ftut Idle store cm tielp no more the half clad
"litrv lug nilllli.tis
'Tis let no. re doii.-iis tl,at we need, but want
s w ay lo lorn "em ;
Iliisteti ihe iliiy when lals-,r mny first have
eliroe-e to earn 'cm;
Remove iig.-.in t,,s galling chain of "pauper
.-.tii.. ti.'loll "
'TIs this we need, not "cheating greed." to
better r.ur cott.liilon:
No so.rv lolil nf "cross of gold" will lead us
now a si ray
No llrynn con, with untried plan, e'er wla
onr VoTr lo.lny.
And labor s.-,.rns his "crown of thorns,"
thai stsge-pllty ..f despslr:
ni silver i-ty Is all a lie, 'twas free trade
ph.ei-rl It there.
Tte-ti teste the il,iv when vote we may. and
s ak onr Indignation
Against tl.-e ...nn w ith monstrous plan of flat
With in ght and vltn we'll bury him so he'll
nol p. . ii Ugtllll.
With .r..ti . i hot for our cry, inn MeKlnley
for onr trfti.
K. S W. i d. n In f'hb ago later n.-ean.
All for a 'cut.
i Some Tiii' silver I'mtisl think they are
: asking ii pos.-r wh.n lliey ask: "What
makes a (..nt vioi-th a cent?" They t ike
' it for g-.-u led thai the answer must b. :
I "'I lie g..( I rilllienl makes a ci nt worth a
'. cent," :l,i.fore it is the government
j stump ihiii makes money worth nhut it
! V'hi. ! s.iows that a httle learning is
r. ally a dj igeroiis thing sometimes. The
i.lhcc o, a ,-n! is a very small our. i is
a ui!!!-.- . oiii created for oonvi nicne in
small In .-isactii.ns. But if ur w ise tiat
' ists will inform themselves regarding its
function and its limitations, ihey will
j barn llr.t the cent is legal tender in
j sn-iis fi i to exceed cents.
I I'n !h ' aptirecia te the full sigtii!iciinee
! of tin: limitation? If they do they will
a fu I
; .i r- i.
V ridiculous they are when they
tl.e cent ,-:!, 11 Tg 11 H I-' II I 111 f.'l V ir of
' gil tend. r. ii r.-.b-. in ii,le li.il
'icilo-r ill fiat or oO per cent. I,, -it.
subs I ItfY silver coins are o ral
teec f 111 M J y )..t ev. .c.i $fl W'ili!-'
the usaiidar.; rilvi-r dollar, held at par
with o. .Id nr. .)- r the limitation of I x
isl.l.f gold s! I ll'I.f I'.l. is ll full legal ten
d -, withoii limit, unless otherwise
s . -,fn d in ;!,.- contra. -t. Take i.wa.v
lies-. r sir. (v mis and change tiie sf:iii,.
a,... an I ti i silver .bdl.-n- would -imply
be won !i i MiMioti value; ini more, no
li S.' lb- oi .fourioil.
11 .'mill I be Man.
In oif of c's harangues last Saturday
fhe Bo; 4li:;;,,, was asked to say some
thing ii.ruiut he tariff uml replied: "I lur I
opi om nts ti I ns that the tariff is the
Kre.i issue. I'.ilil they put a prohibitory
tar C on fo -ign liiiaiii ial is.l . ies they
ai.MM talk siill to me. And yet
locr years ago the tariff was the
thin f that U.-van did talk about.
viv.f sw cepiiio io his statements. 1 1 r
. . , ' ' . , ,," J
I'-nso.ie n liillll ill .ni lier cent.
lid not ii. n attribute low prices to
"crime if 1N7.V lie said: 'Voii
inust attribtii it to the inventive genius
that has nu.llipliisl a thousand times.
In ninny imtuncs-s the stnitglh of u
singe arm. and enables us to do totiav
01, ,, , i,, r-,f, ,
ui. I m.t
do fifty yearn ago. I hat Is w hat has
brought dowi, prices in this country and
everywhere." Ihi-se words of Mr. Bry
an were right then and they are right
now. But he hasn't the honesty to re
peat them now. Bather than admit that
the medicine he induced the country lo
lake then wi.s drastic in its effect he
bobs up sereiply with another nostrum
far wrose tlitu ihe other. He is a isdni
cnl quack of t.ie worst kind. Cedar Uau-
ids fill.; Ueplloiicuii.
Jooils Bought on Contl H ions.
There is no doubt thai the business
meu of the country are colliding on a
revival of busii.es in the event of Mr.
McKinley's election. News from all sis
tiuus of the I'tiion Is to the edi-cl that
orders are being placed Willi maiiiifae
turers and jobbers, conditioned Usm
the result of the election, Jf .McKinley
wins the goods are to be sliips'i; if
Bryan Is successful the orders are to
be countermanded or reduced.
One of the largest furniture houses
in Chlcugo, Ford, Johnson Ai Co., re
ceived n letter from a customer In Cali
fornia the other day, placing n large
order for goods. 'I he order was made
conditional In this way: "If the election
goes for free silver we do not want the
goods; If against free silver we want
them shipited November 5 not later."
The California merchants say that
they are prompted by business prudence
alone to make the order conditional, be
cause Ihe fear the result of the trl-
umph of free silver. The snn.c reporli
come from wholesale no l. hunt iu New
York and other large cities.
Why should any M-uihle voter hesi
tate to disapproie at the poll a policy
which is ri garths! with ao oiii. h un
certainty and doubt l.y the business
men of the country? Is it But a fact
that the triumph of Bryan and free
coinage, if it has that effect Us.n the
commercial f.,rts-s of the country, will
also Ih disastrous to industry and every
man who i.s.fids ujs.ti industry for a
livelihood ? I 'leveland leader.
The Tariff in Ifelation l.t f.r venue
The basic fact lo lie remejols-red in
all dis4-ussi.iiis of the tariff is that we
are now ohhgisl to raise annually, in
round nutiils-rs, a half billion of dollar
for the sopisirt of tin' government. Aiart
from Is.rrowing. w hich of course nolssly
favors, there are but two sources, from
which the great bulk of it inn be derived,
towit: from tariff duties and direct taxa
tion. The difference in these two meth
ods is thai the first is indirect and so
never perceptibly felt, and the second is
direct and always felt. The Hemocratic
leader regard Isith as a tai to be paid
by the consumer. The Republicans con
tend that if the tariff is a tux at all it is
one paid l.y the foreign producer and not
by the sinsiimer.
Hence they favor as high n tariff on
the foreign product as it will bear. I
cause they deem it Is-ttcr to collect all
the revenue sssihlc from the foreigner
who pays mi other taxes, rather than
from onr own js-oplo who must pay in
taxes whatever Is needed over and nls.ve
the amount riiiliz.-d from tariff duties,
and monsiver. because the tariff a fords
incidental protection to our manufactur
ers thus enabling them to comM-te with
the foreign manufacturer, and at the
same time furnishing employment lo our
laboring men. and creating a home mark
et for the farmer's product far more val
uable to him than any so-called market
of the world.
That the tariff duties are paid by the
foreign producer is so manifest that the
only wonder is that it should ever be
questioned. The foreign producer pays
it as a license fee for entrance to our
market, but when he gets it here he
must sell it for the same price as the
American pnslucer or he cannot sell it
at all. Heme it does not put up the
pri.e to the consumer. The rase has
never hi-cii more clearly stated than bv
Sir John Mad lonald, ' the premier of
Canada, who said In a spee. h in the
t'aii'idian Parliament shortly after !h"
passage ,,f the M. Kinh y tariff. "Su;i
pose a mini ha 1ii acres on the Cans
Man side of the line and lil n. res on
the American side of the line. Suppose
he grows lissi bushels of barley on each
of his farms. Me takes his lissi Ameri
can bushels t.. the American market and
gets SI n bushel for it. He takes his
l'XMI bushels of I'aioi.l'an barl.-t to the
Aiieri.an market and gets but ." cent
per bushel, bemuse he has to pay .,
cents duty for taking it across the line.
How can it. in this age. be smd that the
consumer pavs the duty? ll .s .,nt
of the piH-kets of the I'niiadiaii farmers."
At il large meeting held ill Sheffield,
Knglaiol. iiboiit tin- same time the had
ing speaker, who was a manufacturer of
cutlery, nc . .rdieg to n report in the New
York Herald s-id: "'I hat he remi in
hered the lime w hen the A inorioa ns sup
plied work for the entire city of Shef
field, and that the M. Ninley bill was n.
bill to rai-e Atio-rioti taxes out of tin
dockets of tin- Shefli-id exporters, and
that Sb-oii id "a tnd going to pav
Br;'ish tas.-s and American taxes, too,1'
Si. It St.' tl lisen ts from sii.-h SoUfcea
show that foreigners know- v ho pav our
p.x. s if In. in. , rat r b -i. I. rs do not.
Chipiswa Falls iWis.) H.rald.
What It A mount To.
It scheme for the unlimited coinage
cut silter is wholly opposed lo
u.ifics. J. gic and morality,
iiiallicinaiicallv absurd to trv to
have tw.. standards for money. VoU
cannot have a bushel that holds s,)i
eight picks and four pecks or u yard of
both thir'v-six inches and eighli en inches
i long or a pound containing sixli
jand eight ounces. If by law you could
i entor. c fticli doiibl. -standard nieasiiris,
1 everybody would try io buy by the larger
' and sell by the smaller. If y..u tri-d to
1 enforce the use of Hi., smaller ..r iln
, larg.-r, the men of lo.-dera'e m..,-i!i nnd
i the w.0'1. i::g no n and tvoui.-n who ejii.not
i resist would get cheafeil. The only ones
i who wocid make any thing by such a law
are the gamblers, who would lav wagers
; on th'- rapid l iiang.-s that would come
- als. iit, or the actual owners of the prod-
lids which the law ll'ics lo double in
price. , In the case of tin. silver standard
: the gamblers and mine owners alone
' would gain.
i The scheme is opposed to logic because
I it is off. ii d as a help to the poor, w ho
' would suffer inosl by it. It is offered as
! n relief f..r debtors, but no class has so
large a sum 1 .n-tn ntly owing to Hi.-m ns
the wage earners, who would be paid ,l
''cuts f..r a dollar. l-.vcu the tanner
who are in tioin woiini suiicr, i.tr tii.ir
s world be Cl'li.-d in in,. I could
renewed at n higher inn-rest, if
nt nil. Iii.-ry farmer who is cleur o)
delit w ould bud bis expenses in. rrniiig
faster than his income, while the nd
xn nee in prici s, so far as it look place,
would clink eipor's and iiui-i-ase im
ports. 1; is opposed to morality, for it would
give big profits to the mine owners at the
cost of the rest of the people. It Would
r ib the many to add to tin- riches of the
rich. It would rob most those who have
the least -the wage earners and the
multitude of widows and orphans wiih
small uico'iiis from fixed investments.
As with cias.es, so with sections. It
j would cheat worst the pis.rer parts of
i" the country, and no part so cruelly us the
These are facts that w ill bei-ome plainer
and more plain as the canvas goes on.
! In the end we arc confident that Brvan
and Bunko, Sewall and Silver, will be
crilslle.l l.y the votes of tl.e w
and the farmers, .New Vmk Times.
t'liapior on Motioy-.M.ikinjr.
If a man takes u piece of steel worth
1.1 cents and mokes of it watch-springs
worth ?ini, that is skill.
If he takes a piece of paper worth 2
cent nnd writes mi it a jm-iii that sells
for if .Mi, that is genius.
If he takes a farm worih if." nn acre
ami by his labor nmitiow ledge puts it
in heart again nnd nmki-s it wortn ?i
an acre, that is work.
If a ii j it ti tr.kes a hammer worth tin
cents and in n day's use of if earns .i..'l."i,
that's hard work.
If s mail buys a yearling at a trotting
sale for Ho, that in its Il-ycar-opl form
develops ability lo make a niile at u
2:W4 gnil, that is judgment.
If a man buys n silver mine he has
never seen ami It makes him a million
aire that's luck.
If a mini buys nn article todi.v for
1.W) and sills it tomorrow for .'!.!,
But when a government takes fi.1 cents'
worth of silver ami coins it into a enrt-whi-el,
and says legislatively thin it Is
1: cents, or a dollar, and pays it out
as such to Its creditors, that Is not
finance, but highway robbery . From the
New Votk Sun.
A nelifion presented to Ihe Duke of
Norfolk, as Karl Marshal, in the yeur
HlllS by one Thomas Orrenhill, surgeon
(author of n work ou "Kmbiilnilng,")
showeth, "Thai, in consideration of your
petitioner Isdng the seventh son and the
thirty-iiinlh child of one father and moth
er, your grace would be pleased to signal
ize It by some particular molo and aug
mentation o his coat of arms, to transmit
lo posterity so uncommon a thing,"
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