The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, October 15, 1897, Image 6

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Friday , Oct. 8.
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HJh Iot Ib Improving Faster than
That of Other Men.
The old-time farmer's boy was not seri
ously to blame for striking out for the
city. His pathway of life was not strewn
with roses , nor were bis days a succession
of joyous picnics. He was compelled to
rise early in the morning , long before the
lurk bud censed from slumber , and bring
the cows from the dewy pasture. He was
expected , before he bad a chauco to sat
isfy bis morning hunger , to "pail" six
cows : be kicked over at least once ; feed
mid groom four horses , and carry food
and drink to at least twenty-live bead of
open-faced swine.
1" the summer be was expected to bold
Ihe bandies of a bull tongue plow and
tramp adown the rows of corn until long
after the chickens bad gone to their night
ly rest. In the frill , when the old horse
power threshing machine came around , he
, . Mood at the tail end and forked away the
.straw , while ragweed dust filled bis lung *
ami clogged the pores of his skin. In the
-a inter he was sent out to pick stones from
the rocky field , and as he picked , fresh sprang up like dragons' teeth to
take the place of those he had gathered.
Jle bad uo time to read , and mighty little
tor"rest. . It isn't any wonder he got tired
of the business and struck out for the city.
1 Mow it different. The farmer no longer
1 • • dines to town in his road wagon , sitting
\ , ou a two-inch plank laid across the top of
jT' the wagon , but he rides in his surrey , his
J horses arrayed in silver-mounted harness.
He sits in a carriage seat to plow his
ground , and after his day's work is done
tal.e.- walk for exercise. The old-faslt-
ioncd horse-killing and man-destroying
* " " * thtcshing machine has given way to a
modern invention run by steam , automat
ion II jfed , which stacks its own straw ,
and measures , weighs and loads the grain ,
* " * ' while the farmer , seated in the comfortable
ble- shade , may watch the operation. His
hay is stacked by machinery , and baled
by machinery. His water is pumped by
machinery. His stock will soon be fed
by machinery , fie is beginning to put in
teVphones aud order his groceries over the
V.T" .
The time is near at baud when , instead
of being the slave of toil , the farmer will
be ihe man of leisure as well as the man
, < if capital.
When " that time cornea it will be found
that the ambition of young men will lie
in the direction of becoming landed coun
try gentlemen instead of hard-driven ,
overworked and smothered-for-air resi
dents of the cities.
Silver Is. .ue Doad.
Tram all reliable sources it appears that
the much advertised 115-to-l camp moot
ing in Sprhigiield. Ohio , was a most con
spicuous failure. The Cincinnati Enquir
er keepsup the semblance of a large at
tendance aud great enthusiasm , but the
facts gathered by other correspondents
show that it was a failure that will dam
age the KJ-to-1 fad. Even Mr. Bryan
could not be induced to go to help draw a
crowd. Most of the other orators for sil
ver were conspicuous by their absence.
. Ex-Representative Towoe of Minnesota ,
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* * KH"v'r IjJWAblhjm , was present , but he had
fT 'R < f • *
- " nowhemfse Dfeo. Uen-i Warner yptts
presenY , hut asThe head of the silver mMe
f-v" owners' lobby at Washington he is under
pay and must put in an appearance. The
f unfortunate Democratic candidate for
Governor was ndvertised to appear , but
I lie is not an orator. Ten cents admission
order meet the expenses.
iy ' -was asked in to
Vi\ " but the collections for admissions are not
? / ha .r the expenses. The correspondent of
the Pittsburg Dispatch writes that "a
- - vuiidorful change has been made locally
; -jj
\ ' " " in politics by the failure of the silver camp
! " " . , meeting. " and that "local Democrats are
i 4 v < * " ' ontfpoken in declaring that there was
\ . oiwy ' one. v. 'ay tcfji ' ceonnt for the slim at-
f I" . . tendance , and that is that the silver issue
| ' isdead. " Iu25sB''Pni3 ! Journal.
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j * & V/ca Comparison.
UV In his lola speeh Mr. . Bryan revived
i : his two piles of wheat. Suppose , he said.
J : \ ' in ySrect , that if all the wheat in the world
* " * * is collected in two piles , and that one of
, - . * the piles is burned , will not the other pile
" ' be ( tabled in valueV The same , he says ,
' r . In 1873 ( here is the
U' . : is true of money.
fJi , " - "crime" again ) the Republican party
r " ' • "burr.ed one of the two piles of money.
. Therefore , the je-
& i Hi-1 is lhn white pile.
f • * inainmg pile , the gold , has doubled in
Ci value. The rarmers who heard the speech
• ' must have smiled. It was possible to talk
lJ- j - such nonsense last year , not this year.
* - • _ In the lirst place , the Republican party
did not bnrn one-half of the money in the
4' * country. That statement is just a plain
misstatement. In 1S73 our circulation
. * .V , was only $751,881,800 ; in 1890 it was § 1. -
* • * * rOlioai,02G. Instead of burning one-half
fTv- . of the money in circulation , the Ropubli-
doubled the circulation , while.
"l\ can parly
r * ' during the same time , the population fell
' . ; . ' . . far short of doubling itself. The money
, - . in the country in 1873 was only $1S per
' ' ? 33 in 1S90. In the
gj | _ : : capita ; it was
• ' . , - . faee ot these facts , what becomes of the
* that the Republican party has
\-g \ , chaige '
ilT' burned one of the two piles of money 'i
i V. " Isn'l it ridiculous ? Iowa State Register.
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I " Affair.
A * The Rogauuviile
> i , It is said the attempted assassination | "
'i V of Isaiah II. Loftin. the colored postmas-
W • . tor of Uogansville. Ga. , will be made the
„ - . 4 basis of an immediate and vigorous pros
w ecution of all who are connected with the
- affair. This much is due to the enforcer -
< meat of law. but in addition the admin
r - istration should take a firm stand against
& the movement to boycott colored otiice
t . holders in the South. It is not likely there
will be many such appointments , but I
wherever they are made the incumbents |
should have ample protection. The Gov
ernment Should not allow' itself to be co
erced or dictated to in the smallest matter
by any party , faction or class of men , and
k to draw the
community attempts
if any
ft S color line against a postmaster otherwise
qualified it should be made to understand
laws of the
that the Constitution and
l United States are supreme in every part
I of the national domain.
It - The Price of Cotton Ties.
j A dispatch from Charlotte , N. C , states
that an Illinois manufacturing company
' offers to furnish the regular flat cotton tie
at 70 cents per bundle at wholesale in
carload lots , or at 75 cents at retail , aud
• that several carloads have already been
, * ordered for that immediate section. The
r dispatch goes on to say that last year the
, . price was $1.50 per bundle at retail and
! $1.35 at wholesale. Then the Wilson-
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; Goraaan 'avr ia in forcv and cotton ties
were on the free list , but the price was
? 1.35 per bundle at wholesale. This year
we have the Dlngley bill and n protective
tariff on cotton ties and they are offered
at 70 cents a bundle at wholesale. These
facts do not seem to work in with the
Cleveland parrot cry that "the tariff is a
tax. " These facts , too , are of themselves
a sufficient refutation of the other free
trade falsehood scattered so broadly and _
so constantly , that a protective tariff fos
ters trusts. Last year , under free trade ,
there was a cotton tie trust ; this year , un
der a protective tariff , the trust is broken.
An Object Lesson.
The financial situation in the Southern
Republic presents an object lesson which
should not be lost upon our friends , ( he
free silver lunatics. Advices from the
City of Mexico , in the words of a recent
arrival from that unhappy place , paint "a
gloomy picture of * , the future. " A young
Californian who has resided there for
three or four years , and who has held a
conspicuous position in a large busiues.- ,
concern , states that the decline in the
price of silver has practically driven him
out of business. He says that everything
has gone up threefold except wages. Ow
ing to the tremendous discount on that
, metal working people are now scarcely
able to earn sufficient to procure the nec
essaries of lire.
All branches of business are paralyzed
and Americans are leaving the country in
droves. Merchants who have outstanding
accounts and who are compelled to collect
them in stiver are being put to a tremendous
deus loss. When this young man left
Mexico it took $2.50 to buy $1 in ex
change , a condition which has practically
destroyed the importing business , and
which is gradually crippling the Govern
ment ; for as imports decline the revenues
of the republic are obliterated.
The evolution of a free silver basis in
Mexico substantiates everything alleged
by the opponents of Mr. Bryan iu the last
presidential campaign in this country. It
was then said that wages were the lust to
go up , and that currency inflation of every
kind was injurious to the masses. This
is always the fact. Capital takes care of
itself , but labor is always the victim of
prevailing circumstances. Yet it is a
strange coincidence that of the several
millions of people who voted for William
J. Bryan , piobably 75 per cent were men
who , had his financial theories been put
into effect , would L ive suffered the most.
In Mexico the masses are not responsi
ble for the financial crisis. The Gov
ernment maintains its silver basis , with
out consulting them. But in the United
States , had the free coinage of silver been
adopted , the people themselves would
have wrought their own ruin. No icason-
ing man can contemplate the possble re
sults of the presidential campaign of 1S0G
without a shiver. Bryan was defeated ,
after all , by a narrow plurality. Had he
succeeded and had his demagogy and
crude theories been put into the form of
laws , fifty years of good government and
prosperity would not have wiped out the
damage he would have inflicted upon the
If there are any free silver lunatics in
this country who still believe that it is
safe to adopt free coinage of silver with
out the consent of any other nation , they
should be sent to Mexico and compelled
there to study the frightful results of a
depreciated currency upou the welfare of
the common people. San Francisco Post.
Free Coinage of Freight Cars.
The free silver leaders have contended
that what is needed , is an increase in the
. oluui& f mxftiDSj that does not seem
to bithe tS S-E. Tof § ' WiJg&Z & * AM
needed is 5i7rare3 i s m raevrSfnr3s V 3
freight cars. The Chicago , Milwaukee
and St. Paul road is trying to borrow five
thousand cars from some of the Southern
roads to enable it to handle the traffic
offered to it. Unless it is able to get the
cars it will have to lose considerable busi
ness. At present it is using all the cars
available and is unable to keep up , with
the demand from all points on its lines.
The situation is becoming serious , not
only with the St. Paul , but with the
Northwestern , the Burlington , Rock Isl
and. Atchison and all the other -Western
and Northwestern roads. Tljey are sim
ply unable to handle the traffic ordered.
All the roads report that not only are they
deluged with grain traffic , but ; west-bound
merchandise is offeied in great volume.
What is needed then is a little more free
coinage of freight cars. Kalamazoo Tele
graph. . .
Have a. New Opportunity.
Democratic orators who last year were
trying to convince the public that the
clique of financiers in Europe whom they
\agtelv denominated "money power"
we ' re Responsible for the adoption of the
gold standard by all the intelligent na
tions of the earth , will now have an op-
portunitv to make an equally interesting
and equally reasonable assertion by
' to the gold power the failure
ch : ruins : up
of the ciops all over the world. It is
the destruction -
just as reasonable to charge
! tion of Argentine crops by grasshoppers
to the moncv power as it is to assume that
could influence the legislation
the niouev power
nation on that most
islation of a great
important question of its policy , the cur
Wheat to Bring Golden
While our wheat production is very
Iartie this year , our home .consumption is
increasing with returning prosperity and
we will have to hold the major part of it
Tor our own people. It is estimated that
we will have in the neighborhood of 200 , -
000.000 bushels lor expun ,
not far from 200.000,000 golden dollars to
be distributed among the farmers.
Absurdity Is Made Clear.
The recent statements of Statistician
Mulhall. in which he shows that the prai
rie States are the mo t prosperous spot
upon the face of the earth , make clear the
absurdity of' the effort which was made
by the silver orators last year to induce
the people of that section to adopt cheap
further prosperity.
money as a basis of
Threats Not Carried Out.
It is not observed that the countries
which were making that terrific protest
agaiust our new tariff three mouths ago
are putting any of their implied threats
into execution. They know now what
they knew then , that the balance of trade
was in their favor , and that they could
not afford to carry out any of their
threats. .
Had to Have nn Issue.
People who are surprised that the three
auti-Republican couveutions in Nebraska
decided to again advocate free silver
should remember that they had to have
something for an issue. Of course the
Democratic tariff theory was too unpopu
lar to trot out again , as also the other di
lapidated fads of the Democracy.
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Bureau of Engraving and Printing , situated at the corner of I ! and Fourteenth streets southwest. Is 200 feet
THE , 135 feet wide and constructed of pressed brick , fireproof throughout , only doors and window frames being
of wood. The north facade facing the city comprises a basement and three stories surmounted by an artistic cornice ,
broken by three pavilions at the northeast rising into a belfry tower 13(1 feet high. The south facade overlooking the Po
tomac river is broken by several chimneys of architectural designs. The west carries off the fumes of the hardening rooms
and is built of massive walls to resfst the action of the fumes of the acids used in hardening the plates. The elevator
towers are of beautiful designs. The stack from the boiler rooms in the rear is 100 feet high. The plate vault containing
all the engraved plates of the Government is guarded day and night by trusted watchmen. All greenbacks , silver cer
tificates and bonds issued direct by the Government are printed here.
Criuisins Northern Mudsills Not In
Management of the Party.
Senator Jones of Arkansas , the boss of
the Democratic party , appears to be a
ready letter writer. He recently sent one
to the Democratic State Committee of
New York , in which he declared it would
be "impolitic" to indorse the Chicago plat
form. But ho has written other letters.
For instance , one was produced yester
day in which he urged an entirely differ
ent policy from that he advocated on
Wednesday. The letter in question was
written to James O'Brien , formerly sheriff
of New York , aud in it Mr. Jones said :
I sincerely hope that genuine and loval
Democrats get control of the organization
in your State. It occurs to me that it would
be wise for a State convention to be assem
bled next fall for the purpose of making the
one nomination needed and to organize the
machinery of the party ; hut o ? course I have
no connection with your State organization
and don't know just what would be proper
for mo to say or do in that connection , or
whether I should sny anything at all.
The result of this veering around is I
that the Bryanites are incensed with
Jones and are saying ugly things about
him. Nevertheless Jones is the boss of
the party , and feels that it is within his
province to go around with the wind and
generally do as he pleases. For Jones is
from the South , and the South is in the
Democratic saddle , and as faithful and
subservient creatures of the South , the
Democrats of New York obey his orders.
As "The Journal" repeatedly has dcclar-
% iv5M are rtMftS t0 SCe history repeat
ing tool of wf9wth. In his spec-clfN iT *
fair grounds recently. Senator Tillman de
clared that this condition of affairs must
be brought about , and the dexterous speed |
Democratic State
shown by the
mittee inobeying Mr. Jones ' instructions
proves that the Democracy of New York ,
national leaders
decadence of
iu spite of the
ers , is prepared to resume its old position ,
and call of the
and to come at the beck
South. Albany Journal.
Not Controlled by Silver.
Russia ' s exports of grain , according to
amounted to only
the latest advices , have
about 05 per cent this year of those of
18 % , the total of till kinds of grain
.amounting to 143,000,000 bushels during
Ihe first eight months of the present year.
When there is added to this fact the ex
treme shortage in the crops of this year ,
that Russia will do little if
it is apparent
anv exporting and supplying the markets
India. Australia
of the world , to which
and Argentina will contribute little , if
anything , thus leaving the United States
! + i.A oi.tor fond suimly of those sections
11HJ V..ill * . . - . . .
outside their own territory
which have to go
tory for grain. This accounts for the ad
vance in the price of wheat , and sustains
the claim of the Republicans in the last
fall campaign that the prices of wheat de
pend upon supply and demand , and are
not controlled by or related to the use of
Straws from the Pos office.
The records of the New York postoffice
show that nearly ten thousand more do
mestic money orders were paid at the
general office in the first two weeks of
August this year than in the same time
last year. These money orders have ,
without doubt , in most cases been sent
to pay for goods ordered from New York
merchants by persons living elsewhere.
This means that nearly ten thousand people
ple who were not buying goods from New
York dealers in August last year are buy-
ing this year. Straws show wnicn way
the wind blows , and this is one of the
straws which mark the coming of what
which will
promises to be a hurricane
sweep the country into such prosperity
as will give the devoted band of free
.traders bad dreams for many a day.
"Why They're Paying Mortgages.
It seems now that it is the poor farmers
who are being "intimidated. " Last fall
the Popocrats assumed that the workingmen -
professing friendship for the
men were
Republicans because they feared dismissal |
if they did not , but the election showed
for this as
that there was no
sertion. Now Mr. Bryan says it is last
year 's threat of foreclosure that is lead
ing the farmers to pay off their mortgages.
Failures Have Decreased.
Business failures in the United States :
Second week September , 1S07 109
Second week September , 1S00 315
Second week September , 1805 218
Second week September , 1894 218
Second week September , 1S93 340
Hauling Down the Silver Flag.
More than local significance attaches to
the refusal of the Democratic State Com
mittee of New York to revive the fieo
silver coinage issue for ns > in the ap-
preaching State campaign. Despite the
air of ingenuousness given to the commit
tee's discovery that it was clearly with
out authority to write a party platform ,
its failure to express last Wednesday even
the smallest opinion on public questions
bears all the earmarks of deliberate and
studied policy. Moreover , the plausible
excuses for dodging a reaffirmation of the
Chicago platform so obligingly furnished
to Senator Murphy by Chairman Jones of
the Democratic National Committee fail
wholly to obscure the main fact that the I
Democratic organisation in the foremost
State of the Union practically hauled
down the silver flag when , by a policy of
inaction and silence , it committed itself
to conducting a State campaign on lines
which virtually ignore the declarations .ac
cepted a year ago as Democratic faith by
the national convention at Chicago.
Stand in the Way of that Silver and
Bank of England Story.
What the Bank of England proposes to
do about silver was formally and authori
tatively stated yesterday at the semiannual
nual meeting of the bank by the Governor ,
who read a letter he had written to the
Chancellor of the Exchequer , stating , in
substance , that the bank was prepared to
do what it was permitted to do by the
bank act of 1844 , that is , to carry one-
fifth of the reserve against its notes in
silver , provided , however , that the French
mint is again opened to the free coinage
of silver "and that the price at which sil
ver is procmjablo and salable is satisfac-
4tij | iflmri2" : rtaf . that
it Aad affWl t lTs l j
missible under the act of 1S44 ; o e coii-i
ditions he stated. This is some slight en
couragement to bimetallists. but not'
enough to excite them.Louisville Com
The Silver Missionaries.
Senators Cannon and Pettigrew are in
"Japan , where they propose to interview
the emperor on the silver question. Pos-
siblv thev think the emper r has not beard
of the fall in silver , or if he has , that he
-will be unable to resist their wonderful
eloquence , and so will immediately coun
termand all orders looking to the estab
lishment of the gold standard in his do
The manner in which these silver apostles
tles are wandering around the world seek
ing to gain some support would be pitiful
if it were not for the fact mo.t of them
are greatly interested in mining and are-
seeking to foist a depreciated metal upon
the world , in order that they n/iy Profit
Pettigrew and Mantle.
Nobodv has called attention to any great
anxiety on the part of the public to know
the result of the interview of Senators
Pettigrew and Mantle with the .Mikado of
Japan on the true cause of the demoneti
zation of silver. The fact is. overybotly
except Pettigrew and Mantle underwood
all about it before they left , or if they did
not thev could easily have learned it by an
examination of the ollicial report ot the
director of our mint , which s-liow * that the
Japanese silver yen. which m ISSi was
worth 75.3 cents , had. by July. l- < .
dropped to47.S , while the gold yen had
, the prices fl
not changed a particle
the same , JJ. < .
and 1S97 being precisely
Iowa Democracy and Gov. Boies.
The Democratic party in Iowa is not
of the other
content to lose the alliance
anti-Republicans of the State , but by its
latest move it has ostracized the Boies
venerable "Lncie uorac
element. The
the adoption of the
saw fit to advocate
commercial ratio between gold and silver ,
, instead of
and base free coinage
it I hereupon
1G to 1. He insisted upon ;
upon the leaders ordered him to the rear.
He is no longer allowed to go to and fro
up and down the State preaching the gospel
pel of free coinage at 30 to
Inter Ocean.
Making Our Own Tin Plate.
The free trade theorists are not hunting
up just now their a&sertions made when
the McKiolcy law was enacted , that no
amount of protection would enable the
United States to make its own tin plate.
Not only is the bulk of our tin plate now
being manufactured at home as a result
of that protection thus given , but our
manufacturers of that article are actually
invading foreign markets.
Sick of His Own Medicine.
The Ohio-man-afraid-of-his-platform is
now presenting a curious spectacle. Two'
months ago he crammed free silver , and
free silver only , down the throat of the
Democratic party , and now be is as sick
of the dose as were the other people. But j
he ran 't get rid of it now. lie has nuulo' '
Uih bed. he must lie in it.
Impertinence and EfTrontcry that
Would Shame a Street Fakir.
A year ago W. J. Bryan was traveling
back and forth across the American con
tinent declaring that the law of supply
and demand had nothing whatever to do
with the prices of American products , and
that the only hope for advancement out of
the condition of industrial prostration was
through the free and unlimited coinage of
silver. Now he is campaigning among the
same people with the unreserved declara
tion that government policies , legislation ,
financial systems , etc. , have nothing what
ever to do with the price of products , but
that they are governed solely by the law
of supply and demand.
It would not be so bad if Mr. Bryan re
mained content with reversing himself.
But with an impertinence and effrontery
that would make a patent medicine fakir
ashamed of himself he proceeds to reverse
all of the American people who did not
agree with his highpopalorum theory of a
year ago. Everywhere and upon all de
rations the Republicans insisted during
the campaign of 1890 that the price of
products was governed by the law of sup
ply and demand. Now Mr. Bryan is striv
ing to make it appear that the Republi
cans have abandoned their contention of
a year ago and are claiming that the ad
vance in the price of wheat and corn is
solely due to Republican legislation and
not to the operations of the law of supply
and demand. This is false and Mr. Bryan
knows it is false. Because he has come
over on to Republican ground is no rea-
5tSR5 and. Pijff * * • | - * / JLJm
Under protection , when business turivT *
and confidence reigns , men do not wait
long to compete with , ami break down , a
trust which charges exorbitant prices.
Under free trade , when business is para
lyzed and confidence blasted , men do not
enterprises , and
put their money into new
consequently those who are already estab
lished in any business have things all
with what business is left
their own way
to them. They have no fear of competing
rivals to kill their trade when the demand
is light. The cotton tie trust acted on this
knowledge , and the result was $1.35 per
bundle for ties which they are willing to
bundle. It is
sell to-day for 70 cents per
time for the free traders to drop their
cry that a protective tariff fosters trusts ;
not because the facts are against them
reason for a free trader
that is never any
to drop a charge but because the facts
are getting too well known to let the liege
go longer undetected by the people at
large. .
A Marked Contrast.
What a marked contrast exists between
conditions in the United States to-day and
those of tfco corresponding period of Presi
dent Cleveland's term. Four years
ago. with a low tariff staring the manu
facturers of the country in the face , busi
ness was going to everlasting smash ,
banks breaking , railroads going into the
bands of receivers , factories closing , and
workingmen thrown out of employment
. Now hundreds
by the hundreds of thousands.
dreds of thousands of workingmen are
finding additional employment , railroads
are ordering thousands of new cars to
meet the demand upon them for trans
portation of manufactures , mechandise
and grain , the banks report larger deposits
and larger clearings than in many years ,
and instead of silent factories , there are
clouds of smoke and the hum. of husy
wheels everywhere.
The Shipping Question.
Shipping is the one industry that Eng
land protects ; shipping is the one indus
try that the United States does not pro
tect. Last year the total tonnage of new
vessels launched by Great Britain was
over a million tons : the total tonnage of
new vessels launched by the United States
was less than one-fifth of that of Great
Britain. No wonder England is mistress
of the seas. It certainly is high time for
us to take a lesson from England and tel
l -otect our merchant marine , and so dis
pute with England her control of the
carrying trade of the world , as we are
already beginning to dispute her suprem
acy in the markets of the world in the
sale of manufactured products.
Protection in the South.
The growth of protective sentiment in
the South , shown by the election of Sen
ator McLaurin in South Carolina , " is no
surprise to those who have studied the
situation in that section. The New York
Sun , whose editors scan the political horizon
zen pretty closely , in a recent article
points out the growth of Republicanism
in that section , and says it : .s to be an im
portant field for the partv in future. ;
It Oocnn't Take Long to Kenil thcuo H
[ Advices from .Mexico show that stntes-
men there urc urging utepa looking to the 1
adoption of the gold standard. M
Mr. Bryan Is so busy studying Spanhdt H
that ho has not had time to explain the
advance iu the price of wheat. H
. Ex-Candidate Bryan , in an article in the H
New York World , auys : "Those who
favored free coinage may be wrong. " Can
it be possible , Mr. BryanV H
The advance in the price of wool aud H
sheep will soon bring back to the farmers H
the 75 million dollars loss in the value of H
sheep which befell them under the Wilson H
The more the coal strike is studied the M
more apparent it becomes that the mint- H
tion in coal tariff by the Wilson law it H
responsible for the low wages which cans- H
If anybody croaks about the light receipts - H
ceipts iu the first mouth of the Ding ! > H
law , remind him of the enormous import. ! H
lions of the mouths which preceded IU eu- H
Did Mr. Bryan demand that $1,50(1 he H
Is to get for his Ohio speech in "gold com H
of present standard weight' and finoneW ? J H
That is the habit of bis masters ; why not H
Bryan. M
The farmers are too busy to listen to H
free silver speeches now. That species of H
pastime may do for free trade times like H
those of the past three years , but not no- H
der protection. H
It now takes two ounces of line silver H
to pay tor a bushel of wheat. One year H
ago one ounce of silver was equivalent m H
the markets or the world to just about one H
bushel of wheat. H
" " H
"Comrade Mclvinley" was cordially
greeted by the old soldiers at Buffalo. He H
is the first President who served in the H
ranks as a private soldier aud will probably - H
bly be the only one. H
Why don't Professor Debs and bis as- H
soeiates call on the fminers of the Wilson - H
son law to help out the minors ? It wan H
dearly the reduction of the tariff that H
caused the ieduction in the miners' wages. H
Oh , by the way , have the Ohio and Iowa H
and Maryland and Kentucky and Nebraska - H
braska and New Jersey and New York H
Democrat * forgotten about the tariff ? H
They seem to be strangely silent ou the H
Advices from abroad show that the foreign - H
eign rye crop is as badly off as the wheat H
crop , and as rye is largely used for bread H
in European countries , this development M
indicates a still greater demand for Amer- | |
wheat. M
The calamity shriekers of last year have H
not told the farmers yet how it is that |
wool and wheat have advanced 50 per H
cent in price since their s.hrieKs of last H
year while silver has meantime industri- H
ousiy fallen 25 per cent. M
The British goldbugs again have the | H
American farmer by the throat. This time H
it is in the shape of 450,000 English sovereigns - H
ereigns , or over $2,000,000 coming into H
San Francisco from Australia in exchange - H
change for American wheat. H
With an increase of 50 per cent iu the
value of wheat in the past year , and a fall H
of 25 per cent in the value of silver meantime -
time , the gentlemen who were exploiting
the wheat and silver theory last year are j
now seeking for new occupation. j
Professor Wilson does not seem to 1m J
much in demand as a campaign orator 1
among the Democrats this year. His 1
name is a little too suggestive of the r < - m
cent bitter experiences of the working-
njpu and farmers of this country. , „ fl
popular wilti ltRpeopteffTtu4- | , Erqfi tu # W
developmei f Urn
One remarkable
opening months or the new ta/iff law i * |
gratification with which it i * 1
the general
accepted of party. Kven tin- 1
Democrats ate omitting the usual tallc 3
. under the new-
about increase in
"Because it i * my deliberate judgment
of America is mainly >
that the prosperity
laws. I
of protective
dueto its swem
that Geimany has now reached the
nectary to imitate the
point where it is
tariff system of tin * United Mates.
With several shiplo.ul * of god ! _ coming
In at the western ports rrom Klondike ,
other * from Australia , and many more
coming in at tJie East , in p.tyment for
their golden grain , tin * rarmers are not
spending much time INien ' ng to free silver .
speeches this fall.
of despairing statesmen
That little groupof
men who s-iilcd f'-r Japan some weeks
ago in search or the true racts with refer
ence to the demonetization of silver by
favored Un
that country have not yet
people of the United State * with the re
sult of their Investigation. I
The continual fall iu the v ilue of silver J
is causing great distress ar.-rg the laboring - j
ing peopleMexico. . Tin * dollar in which I
they are paid is now worth only 10 cents , 1
and they get only alwut half as many of I
them for a given amount of work as do 1
workingmen : in the United States. I
The calamity orators are iu trouble I
again. The recent statement of the condition -
dition of the national hanks < if the Unitiil
States shows the individual deiwsits to be
the largest in their history , amounting to
the enormous sum of ? 1,770.4S0.53 ( > . If H
this is McKiuIcy calamity. let's have more
of it. B
"Blessed is the country whose soldiers H
fight for it and are willing to give the best
they have , the best that any man has. H
their own lives , to pre ene it. because jH
they love it. Such an arniv the United H
States has always commanded in all her jH
history. " President McKinley at ButH
Get Good Money for Wheat. H
The farmers are now getting just two. H
and a half times as much for wheat as Jlr. 9
Bryan and his followers promised them iC fl
they adopted free coinage. They promised H
ised $1 per bushel for wheat in silver dol-
lars. and admitted that they didn't know H
what the silver coins wonld be worth , I
They are now worth 40 cents under free-
coinage , while the farmer * are getting two
ami a half times that in good Aratftticau. I
100-cent dollars. Exchange.
Not a Safe Money Metal. mm
A fall of 20 vr cent iu value ia.a money MMm
metal in ten juonths'would svem to warSt J
taut the belief that it is uot xery safe as * .fl
a money metal. Yet that U just the fall !
in the value of silver since last November , fl
It was worth Cm1/ * cents per ounce in New
York on Nov. : ! . 1S00X a.u . .d is worth only H
51 cents to-day. H