The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 13, 1897, SUPPLEMENT, Image 5

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Friday. Oct f.
IIih Lot Is Improving Faster than
That of Other Men.
The old-time farmer's boy was not seri
ously to Maine for striking out for the
city. His pathway of life was not strewn
with roses, nor were his days a succession
of joyous picnics, lie was compelled to
rise early in the morning. long before the
lark had ceased from slumber, and bring
the cw s from the dewy pasture. He was
expected, before he had a chance to sat
isfy his morning hunger, to "pail" siv
cows; be kicked oxer at least once; feed
and groom four !iorse. and carry food
:md drink to at least twenty -live head of
open laced swine.
In the slimmer he was espected to hold
ihe handles of a bull tongue plow and
tramp adown the rows of corn until long
after I he chickens had gone to their uight
1 n'st. In the fall, when the old lior-c
power threshing machine came arbund, he
stood at the tail end and torked away the
straw, while ragweed dust tilled his lungs
and clogged the poles of his skin. In the
w inter he was cent out to pick stones from
the rocky field, anil as he picked, fresh
stones sprang up like dragons' teeth to
take the place of those he had gathered.
He had no time to read, and mighty little
for rest. It isn't any wonder he got tired
of the business and struck out for the city.
Now it different. The farmer no longer
I'uiiifi to towu iii his road wagon, sitting
on a two-inch plank laid across the top of
the wagon, but lie rides in his surrey, his
horses arrayed in silver-mounted harness.
He sits in u carriage seat to plow his
ground, and after his day's work is done
takes a walk for exercise. The old-fush-iou-d
horse-killing and man-destroying
threshing machine has given way to a
modern invention run by steam, automat
ially fed, which stacks its own straw,
afci? tiic-tsuies, ueigbi and loads the grain,
while the farmer, sealed iu the comforta
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. He is beginning to put in
telephones and order his groceries over the
w ::e.
The time is near at hand when, instead
or being the slave of toil, the fanner will
Ik? the man of leisure as well as the man
of capital.
When that time comes 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 smothercd-for-air resi
dents of the cities.
Silver Issue Dead.
From all reliable sources it appears that
the much advertised 10-to-l camp meet
ing iu Springfield. Ohio, was a most con
spicuous failuie. The Cincinnati Enquir
er keeps up the semblance of a large at
tendance and great enthusiasm, but the
fuels gathered by other correspondents
show that it was a failure that will dam
age the 10-to-l 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.
Ei-Reprcsentative Towne of Minnesota,
silver Republican, was present, but he had
nowhere else to go. (.Jen. Warner was
present, but as the head of the silver mine
owners' lobby at Washington he is under
pay and must put in an appearance. The
unfortunate Democratic candidate for
Governor was advertised to appear, but
lie is not an orator. Ten cents admission
was asked in order to meet the expenses,
but the collections for admissions are not
half the cpe:iscs. The correspondent of
the Pittsburg Dispatch writes that "a
wonderful change lias been made locally
iu politics by the failure of the silver camp
meeting." and that "local Democrats are
outspoken in declaring that there was
only one way to account for the slim at
tendance, and that is that the silver issue
is dead." I ndianapolis .Tournal.
A Weak Comparison.
In his lola spech Mr. I.r.van revived
his two p; es of wheat. Suppose, he said,
iu effect, ii'-it if all the wheat in the world
is eoilc"tcd in two piles, and that one of
the piles is, will not the other pile
be doubled in value? The same, he ""-lys,
is true of money. In 1ST3 (here is the
"criiue" nainj the Republican party
burned one of the two piles of money,
that is the white pile. Therefore, the re
maining pile, the gold, has doubled in
value. The fanners who heard the speech
must have smiled. It was possible to talk
such uuiiseuse last jear, not this year.
In the first place, the Republican party
did not burn one-half of the money in the
ountry. That statement is just a plain
misstatement. In 1S73 our circulation
was only $7."il.iSl.yjU: in 1SJM5 it was $1,-riOU.lhll.0-u.
Instead of burning one-half
of the niuucv iu circulation, the Republi
can party dot bled the circulation, vvh'le.
during the same thne. the population fell
far short of itself. The money
in the country in 1S73 was only $18 per
eapita: it was nearlv $.": in lSJH'i. In the
fate of the-e f.icts. what becomes of the
charge that the Republican p.irtv has
burned i ne ef the two piles of money?
Isn't it ndicu'oiis? Iowa State Register.
The l!tgmisillc Affair.
is s.iid the attempted assassination
of Isaiah 11. l-oftiu. the colored postmas
ter of IItigaiisvii'e. Ia.. will be made the
basK of an immediate and vigorous pros
ecution of .ill who ale connected with the
affair. This much is due to the enforte
ineut of law. bat in addition the admin
istration should take a firm stand against
the movement to bovcott colored Hice
holders in the South. It is not likely there
will be many such appointments, but
wherever the.v are made the incumbents
should have ample protection. The Gov
ernment should not allow itself to be co
erced or dic.ited to in the smallest matter
by any pan v. faction or class of men. and
if anv community attempts to draw the
olor line against a postmaster otherwise
iu:ililietl it shoal, 1 lie made to understand
that the Constitution and laws of the
United States are supreme in every part
of the national domain.
The lric or Cotton Ties.
A dispatch from Charlotte, X. 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, and
that several carloads have already been
ordered for that immediate section. The
dispatch goes on to say that last year the
price was $l..r0 per boodle at retail and
f L35 at wholesale. Thea the Wiltoa-
Gorman law was in force and cotton ties
were on the free list, but the price was
$l-5 per bundle at wholesale. This year
we have the Dingley bill and a 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 sutlicient refutation of the other free
trade falsehood scattered so broadly and
so constantly, that a protective tariff fos
ters trusts. Last jear, under free trade,
there was a cotton tie trust: this year, un
der a protective tariff, the trust is broken.
An Object Lesson.
The tiuancial situation in the Southern
Hepublic presents an object lesson which
should not be lost upon our friends, the
free silver lunatics. Advices from the
City of Mexico, iu the words of a recent
arrival from that unhappy place, paint "a
gloomy pieluic 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 business
concern, states that the decline in the
price of silver has practically driven him
out of business. He pays that everything
has gone up threefold except wage. Ow
ing to the tremendous discount on that
metal working people are uow scarcely
able to earn sutlicient to procure the nec
essaries of life.
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 silver are being put to a tremen
dous 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 in the last I
Iinflul.fifin1 pnmnnfifn tti iMm iwnntpr I I
was then said that wages were the last to
go up, aud that currency inflation of every
kind was injurious to the maesee. This
is always tie fact. Capital takes care of
itself, Lut labor is always the victim of
prevailing circumstances. let it is a
strange coincidence that of the several
millions of people who voted for William
J. Bryau, probably 75 per cent were men
who, had his financial theories been put
into effect, would have 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 reason
ing man can contemplate the possible re
sults of the presidential campaign of 1SJMJ
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 j ears 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 upon 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
volume of money; but that does not seem
to be the trouble just at present. What is
needed is an increase in the volume of
freight cars. The Chicago. Milwaukee
aud 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 ami is unable to keep up with
the demand from all points on its lines.
The situation is lccomiug serious, not
only with the St. Paul, but with the
North western, the Burlington, Rock Isl
and. Atchison and all the other Western
and Northwestern roads. They 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 offered 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
trving to convince the public that the
clique of financiers in Europe whom they
vaguely denominated "money power"
were responsible for the adoption of the
gold standard by all the intelligent na
tions of the earth, will now have an op
portunity to make an equally interesting
and equally reasonable assertion by
charging up to the gold power the failure
of the crops all over the world. It is
just as reasonable to charge the destruc
tion of Argentine crops by grasshoppers
to the money power as it is to assume that
the money power could influence the leg
islation of a great nation on that most
important question of its policy, the cur
rency. Wheat to Brine Golden Dollars.
While our wheat production is very
large this jear. our home consumption is
increasing with returning prosperity and
we will have to hold the major part of it
for our own people. It is estimated that
we will have in the neighborhood of I'OO,
( 10.000 bushels for export, which means
not far from tMMl.OOO.OOO 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 most proserous sjMtt
upon the face of the earth, make clear the
absurdity of the effort which was made
by the silver orators last jear to induce
the people of that section to adopt cheap
money as a basis of further prosierity.
Threats Not Carried Oat.
It is not observed that the countries
which were making that terrific protest
against our tiew tariff three months ago
are putting any of their implied threats
into execution. They know uow what
they knew then, that the balance of trade
was in their favor, aud that they could
not afford to carry out any of their
Had to Have an Issue.
People who are surprised that the three
anti-Republican conventions in Xebraska
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.
W --C-jrauMPtwKfcawa i aiFs5-l3aiJl saw " tJ s fcCmJH nFviWltTH.lL a LgJr ,C9 rTniirSiflM ''
THE Bureau of Engraving and Printing, situated at the corner of II and Fourteenth streets southwest, is 200 root
long. 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 aud three stories surmounted bv an artistic cornice,
broken by three pavilions at the northeast rising into a belfry tower 130 feet high. The south facade overlooking the Po
tomac river is uroKcn oy several umum-js oi arcimeciurai designs. 1 no west carries off the fumes oMhe hardening rooms
aud is built of massive walls to resist the action of the fumes of the acids used in hardening the plate. 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 Oovcrnuieiit is guarded day and
tificatc? and bond? issued direct by the
Cringing Xortbcra Mudsills Not
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 he 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, and in it Mr. Jones said:
I sincerely hope that genuine and Io.vhI
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; but of course I nave
no connection with your State organisation
and don't know Just what -would be proper
for me to say or do in that connection, or
whether I should say anything at all.
The result of this veering around is
that the Bryanites are incensed with
Jones and are saying ugly things about
him. Xevcrtheless 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 Xew York obey his orders.
As "The Journal" repeatedly has declar
ed, we are going to see history repeat
itself, and find the Democracy of the
Xorth again the pliable, submissive, cring
ing tool of the South. In his speech at the
fair grounds recently. Senator Tillman de
clared that this condition of affairs must
be brought about, and the dexterous speed
shown by the Democratic State Com
mittee in obeying Mr. Jones instructions
proves that the Democracy of Xew York,
in spite of the decadence of national lead
ers, is prepared to resume its old position,
and to come at the beck and call of the
South. Albany Journal.
Xot Controlled by Silver.
Russia's exports of grain, according to
the latest advices, have amounted to only
about 05 per cent this year of those of
1S00, the total of all kinds of grain
amounting to 143,000,000 bushels during
the first eight months of the present year.
When there is added to this fact the ex
treme shortage in the crops of this .vear.
it is apparent that Russia will do little if
any exporting and supplying the markets
of the world, to which India, Australia
and Argentina will contribute little, if
anything, thus leaving the United States
the chief food supply of those sections
which have to go outside their own terri
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 Xew York postofflce
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 jear. These money orders have,
without doubt, in most eases been sent
to pay for goods ordered from Xew York
merchants by persons living elsewhere.
This means that nearly ten'thousand peo
ple who were not buying goods from Xew
York dealers iu August last year are buy
ing this year. Straws show which way
the wind blows, and this is one of the
straws which mark the coming of what
promises to be a hurricane which will
sweep the country into such prosperity
as will give the devoted band of free
traders bad dreams for many a da v.
Why They're Paying Mortgages.
It seems now that it is the poor fanners
who are being "intimidated." Last fall
the Popocrats assumed that the working
men were professing friendship for the
Republicans because they feared dismissal
if they did not, but the election showed
that there was no foundation for this as
sertion. Xow Mr. Bryan says it is last
year's threat of foreclosure that is lead
ing the farmers to pay off their mortgages.
Failnres Have Deer ase t.
Business failures in the United States:
Second week September. 1SD7 mjq
Second week September. lfeUG 313
Second week September. 1S95 218
Second week September, 18JM 218
Second week September, 1803 340
Haaliag Down the Silver Flag.
More than local significance attaches to
the refusal of the Democratic State Com
mittee of New York to revive the free
silver coiaage issae for ase ia the ao-
night by trusted
.nvvrninent are printed 1
proac-hing State campaign. Despite the
air of ingenuousness given to the commit
tee's discovers" that it was clearly with
out authority to write a parly platform,
its failure to express last Wednesday even
the smallest opinion on public questions
bears all the earmarks of delilicrate 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
Democratic organization in the foremost
State of the Union practically hauled
down the silver flag when, by a policy of
inaction aud 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
At tional convention at Chicago.
Stand in the Way of that Siler and
Bank of England Story.
What the Bank of England proposes to
do about silver was formally and authori
tatively seated yesterday at the semi-annual
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 procurable and salable is satisfac
tory. The Governor went on to say that
the bank had bought no silver, and all that
it had agreed to was to do what is per
missible under the act of 184 1, on the con
ditions he stated. This is some slight en
couragement to bimetallists. but not
enough to excite them. Louisville Com
mercial. The Silver Missionaries.
Senators Cannon and Pettigrew are in
Japan, where they propose to interview
the emperor on the silver question. Pos
sibly they think the etuperor has not heard
of the fall in silver, or if he has, that he
wi'l 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
minions. The manner in which these silver apos
tles are wandering around the world seek
ing to gain some support would be pitiful
if it were not for the fact most of them
are greatly interested in mining and are
seeking to foist a depreciated metal upon
the world, in order that they may profit
Pettigrew aad Mantle.
Nobody 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, cverybody
except Pettigrew and Mantle understood
all about it before they left, or if they did
not they could easily have learned it by an
examination of the official report of the
director of our mint, which shows that the
Japanese silver yen, which in 1887 was
worth 75.3 cents, had, by July. 1807.
dropped to 47.8, while the gold yen hail
not changed a particle, the prices of 1SSS
and 15J7 being precisely the same, !H.7.
Iowa Democracy and Gov. Boies.
The Democratic party in Iowa is not
content to lose the alliance of the other
anti-Republicans of the State, but by its
latest move it has ostracized the Boies
element. The venerable "Uncle Horace"
saw tit to advocate the adoption of the
commercial ratio between gold and silver,
aud base free coinage thereon, instead of
10 to 1. He insisted upon it. There
upon the leaders ordered him to the rear,
lie is no longer allowed to go to and fro
up and down the State preaching the gos
pel of free coinage at 30 to 1. Chicago
Inter Ocean.
Slaking Our Own Tin Plate.
The free trade theorists are not huntin::
up just now their assertions made when
the McKinley law was enacted, that 110
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 or His Own Medicine.
The Ohio-mau-afraid-of-his-platform is
now presenting a curious spectacle. Two
months ago he crammed free silver, aud
free silver only, down the throat of the
Democratic party, and now be is as sick
of the dose as were the other people. Bat
he can't get rid of it now. He baa made
his bed, be most lie in it.
All greenbacks, silver ccr
Impertinence and Effrontery that
Would Shame u Street Fakir.
A year ago W. J. Bryan was traveling
back and forth across the American con
tinent decluriug that the law of supply
ami demand had nothing whatever to do
I 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 arc 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 liigbpopalorum theory of a
year ago. Everywhere and upon all oc
eations the Republicans insisted during
the campaign of 1S06 that the price of
products was governed by the law of sup
ply and demand. Xow Mr. Bryan is driv
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 t the operations of the law of supply
and demand. This is false and Mr. Bryan
knows it is false. Because lie has come
Iover on to Republican ground is no rea
son why he should seek to drive the Re
publicans on to Populist ground which he
hasAi'Joncd. Kansas City Journal.
.Vasts and Free Trade.
TJnder protection, when business thrives
and confidence reigns, men do not wait
long to compete with, and break down, a
trust which charges exorbitant prices.
Under free trade, when business is para
lyzed and confidence blasted, men do not
put their money into new enterprises, and
consequently those who are already estal
lished in any business have things all
their own way with what business is left
to them. They have no fear of competing
rivals to kill their trade when thcjlcmnnd
is light. The cotton tie trust acted on this
knowledge, and the result wa $1.35 per
bundle for ties which they are willing to
sell to-day for 70 cents per bundle. It is
time for the free traders to drop their
cry that a protective tariff fosters trusts;
not because the facts are against them -that
is never any reason for a free trader
to drop a charge but liecause the facts
are getting too well known to let the lie
go longer undetected by the people at
A Marked Contrast.
What a marked contrast exists between
conditions in the United States to-day and
those of the corresponding period of Presi
dent Cleveland's last 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
hands of receivers, factories closing, ami
workingmen thrown out of employment
by the hundreds of thousands. Now hun
dreds tif thousands of vvorkiiigntcii are
finding additional employment, railroads
are ordering thousands of new cars to
meet the demand upon them for trans
portation of manufactures,
and grain, the banks report larger deposits
and larger clearings than iu many years,
and instead of silent factories, there are
clouds tif smoke and the hum of busy
v heels 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 tif 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 to
protect 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 iu 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 Xew York
Sun, whose editors scan the political hori
zon pretty closely, in a recent article
points out the growth of Republicanism
in that section, and says it is to be an im
portant leld for the party in future.
It Doesn't Take Long to Rem
Advices from Mexico show that states
men there arc urging steps looking ltlu
adoption of the gold standard.
Mr. Bryan is so busy studying SroaisSt
that he h is not had time to vxpiaia tfcr
advance in the price of wheat.
Ex-Candid.itc Bryan, in an article ia Uxr
Xew York World, says: "Those wW
favored free coinage may be wrong. Gsol
it be possible, Mr. Bryau 'i
The advance in the price of wot-J asn
sheep will soon bring back to the tunacc
the 75 million dollars loss in the valuer"
sheep vv hich befell them under the Wihutts
The more the coal strike is studied ti
more apparent it becomes that the redac
tion in coal tariff by the Wilson law b
responsible for the low wages which, caus
ed it.
If any hotly croaks about the light re
ceipts in the first month of the Din:rfc-.
law, remind him of the enormous importa
tions of the months which preceded itsee
uctmeut. Did Mr. Bryan demand that ?I.5 h
is to get for his Ohio speech in "gold con
of present standard weight aud fiuenes"r
That is the habit of his masters; why im
Bryan, too?
The fanners are too busy to lis tea t
free ilv er speeches now. That specir (.e
pastime may do for free trade times Iilc
those of the past three years, but ntrt Ban
der protection.
It now takes two ounces of fine sitver
to pay for a bushel of wheat. One year
ago one ounce of silver was eqaivaleaC in
the markets of the world tuiustahoBtotfe
bushel of wheat.
"Comrade McKinley" was eerdiaI
unvtcd by the old soldiers at Buffsl. lie
is the first President who served ia Uw.
. 'jUs as a private soldier and will prohrv
' iy be the only one.
Why don't Professor Debs and his as
sociates call on the framers of the
son law to help out the miners 2 It
clearly- the reduction of the tarisv
caused the reduction in th-miners' i
Oh, by the way, have the Ohio and Iwi
and Maryland and Kentucky and ffc
braska and Xew Jersey and New Teat
Democrat forgotten about the tariJTi
They seem to- be strangely silent t te
Advices from abroad show that the for
eign rye crop is as badly off as th- wl
crop, and as ry e is largely used for I
in European countries, this devcIopaiCT"
indicates a still greater demand for Aart
ican wheat.
The calamity siiriokers of last year atar
not told the farmers yet how it is tksT
wool and wheat have advanced 5 per
cent iu price since their shrienjs- X lssc
year while silver has meantime iaowstrt
ously fallen 25 per cent.
The British gold I nigs again have tlw
American farmer by the throat. This tin-.-it
is in the shape of 450,000 English) asr
ereigns, or over $2,000,000 coming ial
San Francisco from Australia ia ex
change for American wheat.
With an increase of 50 per cent ia tbe
value of wheat in the past year. and a fat?
of 25 per cent iu the value of silver jurasi
time, the gentlemen who were fxptsiiss
the wheat and silver theory last jtarvrjt.
uow seeking for new occupation.
Professor Wilson does uot seexo l aw
much in demand as a campaign alr
among the Democrats this year. Hr.
name is a little too suggestive of the lu
cent bitter experiences tif the wuffiir -men
ami farmers of this country.
The old Democratic "gag" aboat i
creased prices under the new tariff law !
not being heard this time the reas i
that the average Democrat knows that.
protests against protection are not hmgr"
popular with the people of this country.
One remarkable development uf !!
opening months of the new tariff taw i
the general gratification with which it I
accepted ii respective of parly. Kira tfcc
Democrats are omitting the usual talL.
about, increase iu prices under the a-
"Because it is my deliberate judgxnim'
that the prosperity of America is maiacr
due to its system of protective laws. ?
urge that Germany has now reached tfe
lioint where it is necessary to imitate tlit
tariff system of the United State." -Bismarck.
With several shiploads of gold oaaarorr
in at the western iorts from Kloadikr-,
others from Australia, and many atort
coming in at the East, in paymat fr
their golden grain, the farmers are
spending much time listening to freesOKtr
specches this fall.
That little group of despairing states
men who sailed for Japan some week
ago in search of the true fact with nfer
ence to the demonetization f s&rrr b
that country have not yet favored tke
people of the United States with the iv
suit of their investigation.
The continual fall in the value of siliee
is causing great distress among the Iahsr
ing people of Mexico. The dollar in whiek
they are paid is now worth only 40 ceats
and they get only about half as ittaay r
them for a given amount of work as
workingmen in the United Swtes.
The calamity orators- are in troafefa
again. The retent statement of the coh
(lit ion of the national banks of the United
States shows the individual deposits tole
the largest in their history, amounting to
the enormous suni of $1.770.4SO.5Kft. If
this i.; McKinley calamity, let's have ator
of it.
"Blessed is the country whose soldiery
fight for it and are willing to give the best
they have, the best that any man ks.
their own lives, to preserve it, becaasr
they love it. Such an army the Unite
States has always commanded in all her
history." President .McKinley at Buf
falo. Get Good Money Tor H'hewti-
The farmers are now getting just ti
and a half times as much for w heat aMr
Bryan and his followers promised tht-n if
they adopted free coinage. Tbvy prom
ised $1 per bushel for wheat in silver dol
lars, and admitted that they didn't kaew
what the silver coins would be wart.
They are now worth 40 cents under frre
coinage. while the farmers are getting two
and a half times that in good American
100-cent dollars. Exchange.
Xot a Safe Money Metal.
A fall cf 20 per cent in value in a ssssw
nie'al in ten months would seem to war
rant the belief that it is not very safe ae
a money metal.. Yet that is just the fast
in the value of silver since last X
It was worth t5 cents per ounce i
York on Xov. 3, 1800, and is worth 1
51 rests to-day..
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