Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 31, 1896, Page 11, Image 11

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"AAAlUiMJA junk h > rULl 1 llo
Forced Tribute from 6,000 , Employes to Pro
mote the Silver Trust.
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The Mirer Kin leu nnil Tliclr Slnfce In
Uic l -cllnn0ne .Mlnrr Oi-
jioiK-'iI to tin1'rvc
William Shaw Llowen , staff corrcipoodcnt
of the New York World. supplements hli
disclonu-e of the contributions of the- silver
Lings of Colorado to the Ilryan campaign
fund with like details of Montana's 'offer-
Ing to the cause of free slUcr. Writing
from nuttf. October IS , he eays :
In Montana , as In Colorado , there Is an
Insatiable desire on the part of the mine
owners to secure free silver. They care
nothing for parties or candidates , except as
both serve their ends. They are working
the free silver Issue purely for private profit.
It means wealth beyond the dreams of av
arice for them The politician * who serve
them arc oltter their agents or their dupes.
A. campaign fund of $303,000 has already
been raited and sent east Mucn more will
follow before November 1. 1 Dnd , however ,
that there is wholesale Intimidation of
miners to secure additions to the fund ; that
business men art * influenced to give money
by their fears of boycotting , and there l
a prevailing spirit that Is shocking to
every eense of liberty , honor and oecency.
A determination to buy the election of a
free silver president prevails.
The Colorado and Montana boodle fund
Is already In excess of $ G50.W > 0. I have the
names of subscribers and amounts of sub
scription * aggregating ICOO.OOO In these two
mining states alone. The Colorado list hai
already been published In the World. The
Montana boodle , with Its subscribers. Is In
part as follows-
Marcus Daly , manager and quarter
owner of the Atmcomlri Mining and
Smelting company of Ilutte and
Anaconda cities Jl'0,000
William A. Clark of W. A. Clark &
Ilto. , banker * of Hutte , copper and
silver mine owner 50.000
E. T Hauser , former governor of
Montana ami owner of Helena and
Frisco silver mines at Gem , Idaho ;
owner of the Independent inoww-
paper ) of Helena 10.000
The employe * of the Anacomla Mln-
inc and Smelting company , con
tributions ordered by oHlclals of the
company , sometimes Riven volun
tarily , more generally through
fear CO.CVtt
Thin doe.s not Include the amount that will
lie taken from the pay of employes today.
October 15. the monthly pay-day of the
Anaconda company.
Jnrncs A. Murray of Itutte , banker
und silver mine own r t 10,000
A. J Davis , Itutte , sllvur mine owner
and banker , 5.000
Mr T > arln la nt heart In favor of Mc-
Klnley He Is Influenced by the Irresistible
prexsurt all business men feel under the
rule of the silver kings. Davis is a man of
high Intelligence.
1 * . A. Larger. llutte , mine owner
and capitalist { 5,000
A. W. Jtjrnnrd , Uutte , mine owner
and capitalist r.,000
r K. Sargennt , Itutte. Interested In
mlni-H 1,000
M J. Connell , Uutte , merchant with
strong silver Interests 1,500
Kelson Story of Uozcman , mine owner
and capitalist 5.000
This amount will , I understand , be In
A. M , Ksler. A. J. Sellgman. J. T.
Murphy and A. M. Holler of
Helena have contributed S E.OOO
Subscriptions collected In Helena 3,700
Subscriptions collected In Uutte ,
money ruined nt horse race * and at
a Wild West show JS.
In addition to the aliove mere has
been collected from source ! " to IKS
specified In detail In different parts
of Montana about 11,000
ARHounienti ) on wages of mine em
ploye * other thnn those of the Ana
conda company 7,330
Total J2C.100
The subscriptions collected In Uutte were
generally by D. J. Hcnnessy , president and
manager of the Hennessy Mercantile com
pany , and manager of the Copper City com
pany of An&conda.
HenneMy and his business concerns an
creature * of Marcus Daly and Patrick Mul
llns , of Pat Mulllns & Co. . Dutte. and
manager of the Southern hotel and th
Hale house In this city. Marcus Daly owns
the latter and Mulllns is an agent for the
Anaconda mining magnate. There was like
wise a committee from the trades union
and labor assembly of Silver Uow county.
Charles Lane , V. L. Iteber and ono other ,
all throe strikers of Marcus paly.
All these men have drummed Duttu as
tlduously. No merchant , tradesman or any
onn dependent upon the community or the
Great mines for a livelihood escaped.
The Anaconda company was a year ago th.
property of J. B. Haggin , Lloyd Tevis. Mar
cus Daly , its present manager , and thi
Hearst estate. The latter Interest changed
hands last winter. On an assumed valua
tlon of J30.000.000 the Rothschilds acqulrec.
the Hearst quarter of the property , paying
tarrefor J7.500.000. The attorney for lb <
Hearst estate was Irving Stump of Call
fornla. The banking house of Kubn , Loc
& Co. of New York and the Scligmana took
part in the transfer. The sale price. f",500.-
009 , belonged to Mrs. Hearst , wife of tbi
late Senator U.carst , a venerable and high
minded lady , residing In Washington , and
her son , William H. Hearst , owner of thi
Mirer organs in New York and San Fran
The pharc of the sale belonging , to Mrs.
Hearst h son was by his direction generally
to be Imotcd In
United States bouds as a
scr-ure investment. A large sum hsd been
expended in this manner when the Chlcag
cinvention adopted a free silver platform
Uy dlrert'on of Mr. Hoaist the purchase o
government bonds was stopped , ayd the
bankers began to buy gold with the money.
I am Informed by the best authority that
Jacob PlufT. the banker , o ! Kuhn. Loob &
Co. , was one of those who icnde the transac
tion. Over Jl.000.000 In gold was bough : on
account of Mr , Hearst If free rllver won
nt tht > polls a double profit waj In sight.
Hi * inluos In Utah * \ould ba\e an
unlimited market for thtlr product , and
ns gold mounted to a hisn premium
possibly doubled his w-crrt stock of
gold would pile up more prollti.
So tntnh for the Anaconda mine's Interest
in obtaining free silver coinage ; no much
for the re.mon * why the greet corporation
is striving to elect William Jennings Ilryan.
Now cs to the mean. Marcus Daly , the
manager , i > ersmially cr for the corporation
J cannot say to ivbat account the money was
chargtd has f > ub crlbetl 1100.000. If the
former r * correct , if Daly gavt this money
Hiuctf. lhnn he has been guilty of a gross
jnlastatement to President "Jlsi" IIill , of
tlio Great Northern railway , ilmt crosses
this state , and which transports most of the
Anairnda products eastward. I personally 'hnl Mr. Hill wrote to an Important
Iti'Ilvi'.lufU ' In New York that Marrus Daly
had Rlvra J10.000 only to tbe silver cam-
I'algn fitrd. I know thli to be a fnct
jicrj-ojially. and know exactly whrre the let-
Irr of President Hill is. Daly cither de-
cclrrd his friend nod biislnpti nsfoclete or
rUc he told the truth. If the latter , then
I l.i pcrsonM subrcrlptlon wait $10.000 , and
In * greater subscription to the boodle fund
ijharge'l to the account of the Anaconda
fnipanr I know of the latter subscription
frc'ii different sources , three of which are o !
the nature of legal r\lclHice. In addition.
I wsj info'-aifd ye tcrday that former Oov-
cruor'Hauit'r of Helena
stated In the
prcjcrce of a number of prrtnns In the
> ! > < nUn cjuh , since his return from Chlr.tRo ,
vlirro he taw Chairman Jancu , IliJt the
Inttef 1nfonnrd him h hi > l rccelvH JlOO-
" ) froai Mark Only. I v > teld tills by
n't entirely rrpuUthlc pcrtnu. but ac It in
lrr § y only I make the rxrlinatlon and
give it for what it li worth , relying upoa
kr , > rlflc fvldcnre for my own statement.
I * might be supposed the miuager of Aim-
conda wculd not tax hU employes to swell
the silver trust boodle fund. Daly Is rot a
man of srntlrcent. He U an iron-beaded
C"rporajlon l i * , destitute of tli9 KUiitler
cfctlnnn that inuy men of reli ira nt and
drlliacIl h s fought lih far frca a
ijfs'jtutc * mifferlPK ! lioj.icvJ ; o lia ! f.lo -
l t prl'i-rly n'll'ieure vbrv ? h u db > to
In ? 1 Vf > a prince tnilntb'n fjMOOt ) I.K-IDP
stalle * ad ewpley J15.CC9 i year Jokcys.
1& he sort something to be gained he goes
tor it , regardless of everything in the way.
The manner In which the assessments
were collected was as follows : The shift
boss Informs OHO of those under him that
there Is a subscription brinn taken up to
aid Ilryan and free silver. 'The boys. " he
says , to the Individual minors , "are giving
a day's pay each. You will give , of course. "
HP neglected to explain that the Anaconda
owners would profit IS.WHI.OOO a year by
the success of the 16 to 1 Idea. Some of
them men contributed willingly , more did
not. but they contributed lust the same.
Ono of the latter tells the story In an
tffldavlt I secured from him. He Ik a
ornlshman. who ha * spent most of his years
n the bowels of tbe earth , straightforward
ind reliable. When he reluctantly cave
me his testimony In addavli , br said : "If
his were known my job would not be worth
week's pay. I would be chucked out ot
ho Anaconda without mercy. "
For this reason I will omit name * and
.11 that would contribute toward disclosing
he Idenlty of the speaker , unless the facts
state arc questioned.
"Tho shift boss came to me. and calling
mo by name , said : "Are you going to give
a day's pay to the Bryan fund ? '
" 'What fundr I asked. I knew all
about It , but I did not let on that I did.
" 'Why all tbe boys re giving some of
.heir wages to elect Bryan. ' Then he
ookcd me In the eje. I knew what that
ook meant.
" 'Yes , ' BaM I ; 'I'll give It. ' "
"That was all that was necessary. If I
had not said yea I would have been a marked
man. I would have had to go In tlmo on
some pretext or other. I know that more
.ban half the men would not have contrib
uted had they not feared the consequence
The trade union would not protect us. The
officers are generally Influenced In some
way by the bosses. If wages and hours arc
all right the union is Battened. Some take
an Interest In politics. Others believe what
, s told them that they will be helped by
free silver. More than half of tbe people
believe nothing of the kind , but they glvr
Just the same. "
Amid the vast ignorance and venality
played upon by certain sliver mine owneis
In Montana , It Is refreshing to find a great
mining authority who sees through the per
sonal schemes of these pushing silver In
I refer to Henry Knlppcnbcrg , a director
and the general manager ofthe Hecla Con
solldated Mining company ot Glendale ,
Beaverhead county.
This great mining corporation , of which
John Thomas of Indianapolis Is chairman
and Mrs. Thomas A. Hendrlcks. wife of the
former vice president of the United States
Is a director. Is devoted to lead and silver
producing and Is one ot the largest In4 I'
state and the most constant producer.
Hcmr Knlppenberg is an Intelligent , pro
gressive and successful man of business.
He exprcsred his Inveterate hostility to the
great scheme of forcing silver dollars on the
country at a fictitious value to me , as fol
lows :
I have lived In Montana slxtee-n years.
My every Interest is in silver mining. Dur
ing these sixteen years I have furnished the
world 10.090,000 ounces of silver. I have
palJ in Heaverhcad county in wages to my
employes JS.000.000. Notwithstanding all
this I am unalteiably opposed to the Inde
pendent , fret- and unlimited coinage of sll
ver because my practical knowledge , my
judgment tells me that It Is contrary to his
tory. experience and common sense.
"I love hnnwty. I deny the legislative
power to assert value. The great commer
cial world knows , recognizes and bows to
ono authority , supply and demand. If gold
has appreciated , doubled in value , tbe only
way to meet the doubling Is to reduce the
gold dollir one-half in weight ; then the 1C
to 1 standard would be honest nnd no man
cheated In silver dollars.
"The very fact that It is nought to double
the value of a silver dollar by legislation
h a confe lon that tbe gold dollar Is worth
100 cents. No American citizen should
cheat hlm&elf with the delusion that he Is
a patriot because he may offer his mis
fortunes as indicative of the need of specia'
laws to fit bis particular case.
"I would scorn that law that would make
me the beneficiary of an injustice to
another. Tbe man In public position who
will permit himself to be swerved'from the
path of duty to all by any class or by any
clamor l tbe enemy of hi * country and
especially the enemy ot the tery class he
serves either as a mistaken or a cringing
"Integrity , moral and financial. U the
foundation of true character. This holds
good In national ah well as Individual
"The proposition of free , independent and
unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of
16 to 1. when the commercial value is 3 ?
to 1. is dUhoncst and must result in ruin
To say that by legislative action you ran
create values te to assert a falsehocd. If
U true , then the law ot supply and demand
is false , and our poor world has been for
6,000 years doing business on a false basis.
"If It Is true , then we have at lusgth
found the key that unlocks the door.
Henceforth , by order of congress and the
signature of the president of tb United
States , 'water ehall run up hill. ' The law
of gravitation shall forever be suspended ,
and eicry man ehall reap without
sowing. Mlcnos * and ; debauchery shall
bring plenty and happiness. Repudiation
is honorable and Integrity Is a fraud.
"The whole qutatlnr. is based upon as
sumptions. I do not know of a single na
tion on earth thJU claims that we as a
nation can make by our own action the
commercial value of tllver go up to $1.29 -
an ounce. This resumption is patented by
the silver party of the United States.
"I have great faith In the common people.
I have uo faith in the common , time-nerving
for-what-there-is-la-lf politician. He is the
cnomy of home , fireside und good morals * '
Since the United States congress wat
never able from 1S34 to 1S73 to keep silver
and gold circulating at a parity when there
ws only 3 cents difference in the maiket
price of tbo bullion at 16 to 1. Mr. Knlpptm-
berg sect bow Impossible. It would be today
whsn there Is 49 ceau difference between
theui To assert that the United State :
congress can double its value. Is to asc-rlbc
greater powers to congress than to tbe
combined markets of nil the world. As
act of congress , he betltves. is not likean
act ot God.
Tetter ccicina anj all similar tkla
troubles arc cured by the use of DeWltt's
Witch Hazel Salve. It soothes at once , and
restores the .Issues to tnelr natural cor.-
i'.rn , and -vver ffllU to cere viler.
COUMI.VT iui.uvi ; m * KYISS.
Kureruiiitrr or I'ail Oli cr\fil In n
> tr * ft Cur. *
A fat , smooth-fared awn. with a left-over
Jag. sat glccmlly in the corner of a Wabash
avenue car. relates the Chicago Tribune ,
and viewed hit surrounding * with a hazy
and blodshot eyr.
A good-locking young woman , whose attlrr
betokened familiarity with fashionable so
ciety , got on tht- car at Conersi ! rtrett cnfl
took n se t opposite. Th ? fat man appar
ently illd not notice her entrance , hut In e {
few moments bo suddrnly fixed hi * eye *
upon her In a frozen while n look of
doubt , fear , and hope In coctortc-4 SDra'.ma-
tlon crept over his countenance.
He tried to take his gase from the
woman , but seuncd to bo faac-'iiated ' by
something. After a prolonged stare of half
a minute or so he suddenly boltoJ far the
iloor. and without waiting for the car to
fctpp jumped o.t and rv.plrtly disappeared
down a Mdo street. (
/.t that moment the object at the fat
man's alarra became apparent to the other
oirtipvits of the car. It wan a hanr.lcss
1IUI * ierranlu attai-l'M to a gold chain and
w&s rr wlinc about o vr t'le young woman's
l > o .m In Its effort * to escape. The fat
mm : < > vii | > jitly cnuld not believe his eyes ,
but the thine was al've. '
Thl little creature IK s'.tnply n 'oicruunw
of a fa > I tlsit has bcea taken up by ultrafashionable -
fashionable people. ItliIJs fair to in-come
moro popular than the chameleon because
the terrapin U leu repulsive , to iTOU en and
is not * n delicate. All : t rtqulrr * is a. bowl
of water l night and a few 3lc for Its
brc Uast and supper. On thin treatment It
will live a Ian : time.
Hli fhi > ll is capable of taking on a high
jioll 'i , and when attached to a. gold chain
laakrs an orcaiucnt that U very much ad-
in I r yd by jscmc people. Sorce ladlr * find it
difti'tilt to ovrrconio their sQueambjbnfsa
when lr : colfi ted claramr pet tcmrti to
warm its fcrt on thrir lare aLln but when
fn'j'-crt Mrt'rj that it shall be worn c
little thing llko tills it not allowed to
Americano on the Border of Mexico Shy on
Free Silver.
nnil Amrrlrnti SIMrr Clrcn-
In n llordcr T i n * vlth
u Mri-cl for 11 Divid
ing Line.
With only the width of a street between
them and free silver the republicans of
Nogalta , Ariz. , last week adopted as their
sentiments , the following :
"We stand for the re-monetlzatlon of sll-
\er , but we demand such a solution of the
problem Involved , that , while It shall re-
open the abandoned rllver mines of Arizona ,
it shall not reduce the purchasing power of
the dollars Inhlcn are paid the wages of
American wnrklngmcn. as we ha e seen re
duced the purchasing power ot the dollars
lars in which are paid the wages of Mexi
can worklnsmcn In our very midst To that
end we favor International bimetallism , as
proposed by tbe national tepubllrsn plat
form , R3 being the only monetary policy
which can rehabilitate silver without Im
poverishing the worklnsmen of the United
States. "
Nogales Is the best placeon the border
to study some phases of the silver ques
tion , writes Walter B. Stevens , staff cor
respondent of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The difference between the two stan
dards ls Impressed forcibly by the peculiar
conditions. A street called International
cuts a community of about -1.000 people In
halves. Along this street Is a row cf cus
toms eentry boxes. The 2.000 people who
live south of International street are on
.Mexican soil. Those- who live north of It
are underthe laws of the United States.
The bout of feeling prevails between No-
gales. Mexico , end Nogclcd. Ariz. When
the governor of Sonora comes up the line ,
the leading citizens of the American Nogales - i
gales banquet him. When the revolutionists [ j
made their midnight raid on the Mexican I
custom house a couple of weeks ago , the j
first defenders to arrive with effective Winj j
cheaters were some of the residents of No-
gale-s. Ariz. , who , having pressing bualj j i |
ness engagements , had not retired. When
the Nogalc-s company of the national guard
of Arizona turned out to cele-
brate the Fourth of July , the captsln
marched his men to the flagpole from which
floated the stars and stripes and fired a
salute. Then ho marched them ecro s ths
line to the Mexican customs house and fired
another salute , to which the collector re
sponded by dipping the Mexican colors.
These things are mentioned to show the ex-
ccedlngly close relations between the International -
national twin cities. Mexican merchants
keep their accounts in American banks.
People of the two cities chop indiscrimi
cutely on both sides of the line bearing In
mind only the respective tariffs on certain
classes of goods. Mexican customs guarus
sit in the little sentry boxes. American
customs guards with stars stroll up ana ,
down International street. People who go1
across the line carrying ba&kcts or buudlcs j ;
stop and show tbe contents to the guards , j
and then pass on. This inspection Is tae j
only outward evidence of the dividing llne i
between the two Nogales. The Sonora trains J ' '
which run south to Guaymas use the same I i
depot as do the New Mexico and Arizona I
trains which run north to Benson. They back i
up to the line , one train hsaded north and I j t
tbe other south. Sometimes they come |
together with a bump , which ccts the auto-1
matlc couplers , and the Interesting spectacle :
Is witnessed , as was the case the other night , I
of the railroad ot the United States and I J
the ferro carril of Mexico trying In vain i j
for ten minutes to pull apart. Hut with all
this commingling and close association of
interests the 417 grains of silver and alloy
stamped Republic-ana Mexlcana Is worth
only half as much as the 41IH grains of
silver and alloy stamped United States of
America. Side by side the coins circulate
In the two Nogales. If you go Into the
depot of the Sonora News company and as ; .
tbe prlco of a newspaper , the answer Is : I
"Five cents American , 10 cents Mexican. "
And you v > 111 look twice at the coin to dis
tinguish one dime from the other.
It is a significant fact that the leading
newspapers along the border between Mexico
and the- United States are strong advocates
of sound money. This Is true everywhere
except in El I'aso. where the Times is
-ti'ong Ilryan organ. Juan S. Hurt , the
elltor. is a practical mining man. He be
lieves in free Oliver to such a degree that if
the democratic national convention had gone
the other way he would have been a bolter :
today , supporting a free sliver ticket. But
Mr. Hart is one of the very few border
newspaper men who take that Bide of the
question. At Laredo Captain E. M. Tarver ,
the editor of the Larado News , for nearly
a third of a century a resident of tbe border , i
Is ono of the stanchfst of round money men.
The San Antonio Express , which Is near
enough to the Rio Grande to appreciate the
object leison In free silver , U as strongly
committed agalntt the coinage lunacy as
any paper In the United States. Here in
Nogales Captain Allen T. Bird lets no issue
of the Oasis go to press without a vigorous
presentation on the subject. He has lived
nearly all of his life in what -called "the
great silver west. " He came to Nognlcs
from California n free sliver man.
1 have gradually become , " he slid , "by
erring the operation of the silver stand
ard here , on the border , a confirmed gold
man. "
"In tbe course of my varied experience. "
he continued. "I was a railroad man for.
twelve years In California. I ran a train
for $110 In gold. The man who has got that
jilaco receives the seme or about the came
A suit of clothes which cot me $5 *
when I WBE running thct train costs the man
who holds the job now $30. Shoes which
cost me ? C. cost him J3. A shirt that was
$3 then is J2.25 now. My successor naa
adjusted himself to the present conditions.
Ho in living now as well on J110 ns I. when
1 had that place and salary In 1S73 , could
haip lived on $ SOO. Thinking in that way
made me dubious about the free coinage ex
periment. What I saw here has confirmed
rce that we cannot afford to try It. "
"In hUElneex lu these two towns , " con
tinued Captain Bird , "both Mexican ana
American inonny clrculite , The storekeeper
keeps two price lists. He quotes to the cus
tomer tl'o price In either kind of money. At
on time , a few year * ago , before the bul
lion valup of silver hal fallen much below
the colnare vuluc. the Mexican dollar , which
contains six grain. " more of pure silver ,
would buy in Nogales as much as the Amer
ican dollar would. At that time wages were
the same In either Nogales. A carpenter on
the Sonora side was pal < 173 a day in Mexican
moiey. A carpenter on the Arizona side wcs
paM $3 in American money. The purchas
ing power was the same. Then came the
fall of silver. Bullion fell in the London
murk el. Nogalex storekeepers adopted two
prlre lists These lists hare been getting
farther and farther apart But wages In
Mexluiu money did not follow Acrors in
Souora the pay in Mexican money is the
same number ot dollars that It Is on the
Arizona side in American dollars. Now see
where we are as regards the- purchasing
power. Here Is the double price list from
one of our Nogales stores , showing just what
the merchant sells today for an American
dollar nnd what be sells for a Mexican
dollar. "
Captain Bird took from his desk the fol
lowing :
Kor SI For Jt
Amrrtntn. ArttelM. M 1c n.
31 pound * Flour , good Krndf . . . .lK pound *
7 pound * Hum , m jwunds
TH pound * . . . .Bioon 4 ixmml *
4 < t pound * P.itatora i S > pound *
11H pound * . . . .n Hn d fuf r e pounds
4 pounds. . . .Grc'-n ccitfkftotx. ) SH poundi
40 ixrtindc , . . .n art * . .v.- SO poundi
1J pound * . . . .Itk-c . . . . . . , Ut . . . evi pound *
S pound * . . .Ten ( Clilmfl. : . ? S pounds
> pound * . .l nl , rrRBHl . S pound *
: iKMinds. . .Iteklnc pT'wWr ' . 1 j-ound
H i-oumli. .M cnnjntJ.c.Y < rmkTlU . 5
8 pound * . . frulU , . 4
4 < pound * .Artiurkle > 'epfre . 5 pound *
S pound * . . . .Corn mralvu ; ) 12 poundi
16 < pound * Starch . . } . , f & t < um1
v pounds Candlw. connnon J5 jnundi
41 $ lr * Snap. UtuyJrV H ) liars
10 can * Tomatnr .jCMincd 5 cnn
jj { S win * oilfornltt fwjt run *
| B i can * California' Jqni * 4 cans
IS cun * Anirrlcunjfvirdlne * . . . . 8 cnn *
k can * Cotnrd Ivfl . 4 run *
J > 4 gallons. . . Ccal oil. , . . . . , , IS callon *
4iioumls . . . .California \frrv \ IV rounds
3 pound * . . . .California ? utrr IS pound *
4 dozen Kantern ivui S dozen
"I believe. " eald Captain Bird , "that
should the United Stales throw open the
mints to free and unlWnlted coinage of sti
ver at the ratio of 16lVl. American workIngmen -
Ingmen everywhere wtnild. be subjected sud
denly to the slump In tto purchasing power
ot their wages to which the Mexican work
ingiccn ha\e been gradually subjected. U
Is , In my opinion , manifestly to the Interest
of American worklngmen to vote for the
retention of the present standard until by
International arrangement there may be
brought about a bimetallism which will
not cut In two the value of their dollars. "
Captain Bird has been , by turns , a printer ,
a railroad man a miner and an editor. I ° 4 :
owns frankly to a radical change in his
vicv.-s on the silver question as a result of
his fctudy ot It In Its home Mexico.
The strength of sound money sentiment
even among those Interested In silver mines
In this pan of Mexico Is astonishing.
George E. Bent Is known from Mexico to
the British border as a mining man. He Is
now the manager of oae of the largest
groups of t-llver mines In Mexico , at El
Plorai. He does not hesitate to say that
International bimetallism is tbe only prac-
tical solution of the ellver problem. Mr.
Fred S. James , who is president of the
same company. Is even more emphatic In
his declarations. He says international bi
metallism Is the only thing that can raise
silver to Its place and that tbo republican
party Is the only one that can bring It
about. Mr. James and Mr. Pent , with many
other silver miners in Mexico , having hf-
fore them the experience of this country ,
believe that the success of Bryan and bin
roilcy will do their interests more harm
then gcod. They want to see sliver given
recognition , , but the" believe that recogni
tion , will be delayed rather than htlped by
Bryan's j election.
Sound money sentiment In Sonera Is not
confined to Americans. Many of the leadIng -
Ing Mexicans r.rc looking forward to a time
In the ne-sr future when their country will
be on tbe same mrnetary basis with the
more advance ! nations of the world.
"Wr-nt do the democrats really expect to
accomplish ' ? " askH Den VPnanclo T'raro.
of ' the Grenavo hacienda. In the Yaqul
river : country , one c-f the prominent men
of ' Sonora Senor Terazo has been follow-
Ing ' American politics In this campaign , and
has become a little confused. Unable to see
how the democrats can achieve what they
pretend 1 to expect , ho thinks they must
have ' some- hidden purpose which he has
not : divined.
"What do they really mean by 16 to 1 ? "
he ake-J.
"The- ? think by legislation to make 1C
ounces of silver worth one ounce of cold. "
was the reply.
In Mexico it is customary to speak of the
metals in ounces , not dollars. Ecnor Tera-
: o's face assumed a br'art smile , as If the
democratic theory air.nMrtl him. la view
cf Mexico's cxpcrlcncd with free and unlimited -
limited coinage of .
"What effect will ll'JiaVe on Mexican sil
ver if the democrats slic ; ( | < d in making 16
ounces cf silver vorth onp ounce of geM ? "
ho asked. .
"Well. Mexican sllnjr will be worth as
much as American silver. A Mexican del
lar will he worth an ASncfjcan gold dollar. "
"In that case , " sald.Sctfor Teraro , laugh
ing heartily , "I'd like : to sec the democrats
succeed. "I've got a lot nf Mexican dollars
I'd like to exchange 'at' .even money for
American gold. " ' '
Having had his joke , , Sv'nor Terazo spoke
more seriously.
"I've been following thp argument of this
quc-stlon for some Un > e , " he said. "I've
roine to the conclusion th t Mexico will soon
see the expediency of ccJng to the gold
standard. 1 belltve that , Jf Mr. McKlnley
is elected It will be only 'a short time until
Mexico will be on the' side standard as the
United States and jhe other leading nations
of the world. "
Many lives of usefulness rare oecn cy
short by neglect to break up an nrdinar *
cold. Pneumonia , bronchitis and even con
gumption can be averted by the prompt usi
nt One Minute Cough Cure.
It Cnnif mi Wlu-n Jlr Fonnil n
MIixmuT ntrl in nix Family.
Uncle Ephram was at the white heat ot
rage , relates the Atlanta Constitution. He
stood at the corner of Broad and Marietta
streets , and it was something more than
Impatience that caused him to tcss his hcary
head petulantly , and enortlllt _ a porpoise
lu a choppy sea. It was no't difficult to ob
serve that there was something of more
than usual import weighing upon hU mind ,
cs he W .fc Inclined to disregard cny ques
tlcns put ID him by several white friends
Vtho gathered about : but Cfe pl4nl v.r
1'Ccvy. and the spirit of the old man sorclj
"I ain't gwlne do It , " he said , wagging hi :
head from side to side. "I cin't gwine do It
an * det ale t all , I low she'll git dem kc-rnlp
sbus noshuus oute-n dat b > g head cr hern 'ft
1 gits dun wld her. Dat's what. "
"What's the trouble , Ephram ? "
some one who had just stepped up.
"Dat gal cr rnli.c ; dat'a what it am , dat
same new-fangled , butt-beaded , outdsclous
gal er mine , dat'e what It am , "
"What's the matter with her , Ephram * "
"Dai's what I cay , an * dat's wh&t I wanUi
to know what's de matter wld her. an' if
yo kin sot yer head to fin' dat out I won't
ax no mo. "
The old man stepped , gave a sudden snort
and looked indifferently across the street
All at once be broke out again1
"I ox dls question , " he said , "what am dc'
gals cr dls day comln' to , kai > e I don't
an' it takes a heap er studyln * in de die-
shunary to keep up wld dese women folks.
"I ain't got much book sense , kase dey
didn't hab none er deco here nigger col-
llges an * slcb lac in my djy ; but I low dls ,
dat skule lirnln' ain't swine do fer gals
lease It raakzs 'cm worsen er mule colt In de
crcen pattur.
"Divr s dat gal cr mlno what Jedgc Andy
tuk en' sent to de stockade , an' den she up
an * ax me if I ain't gwine pay dit fin' . No ,
I\r 1C.1cm and Ncrroui disorder * tudi aslnl and I'.iln In the Stonaeh , Hick hvadnclio
GlJduiCii , Fullness and riwclllniafter moHK , DUzlneis and Drowslnoii , Uuld Chills , Hustling !
of Heat , Lost of App'-titu , tihortncn of Rro.itu , Uuuvomm , Itlotchcj on taw Skin , Disturbed
Sleep , I'rlslitful Dreamt , und all Norvom nnJ Tr < mbllne S niitlani , ici , whan tlic symp
tom * iiro cauiod by constipation , u moH of thoui arc. THI flRSI imt.AV.iU. 0Vt ! KlUtl IV
ItYtMY kUNUItS. ThU U no fiction. Every Aufferer is oarnoitly Invitai t-j'try ons box of thoio
l'Ulu anil they will bo acknowledged to In-
BEECHAM'3 PILLS , t-kkon a Uu-o'Ul. vrill quleiclrj tnn " ( Ajlalui to complcui
boalth. They promptly rumorc obitrurtlon * or Irrojularltlm of Uio njf jii 1'ora
they nctllkeiuazlc a fuw doiat will wirk wond.-rt upjn tha Vitil or43"iTi''fftront lonlnz the
uiuxcuikrtydlem , restoring tlialouj-loacnmpluxlaa. urinjlni b.iui the Icsen oJ2o nf npptlto ,
end urnutlBg wiUi Uiu Kmobuil of Hoiltii the trnaln i > ! i/loil ner / of tlia liuiunn
Irauiti. Tiioie are faouadmlttod Ur bomatids , in all of Hjzlaty , uiiJ nao of tlio lU > t
guaruuLHis lathe Nervous nud Dobllitatea U fmt lloechji1MI li n > tlia larc < t Sulo
of HUT I'ktrut MrtllcIuD In Uio WuilU. 1 t
WITHOUT A RIVAL. Annual Sales over 0.000,000 jinxos.
Kc at drue tlorci , or will be ent br U. a Accnti , II. F AIA N & CO. , ifi Caaal
Ei. , Kv Toik , i c i alJ , upon i ccl > t ot prlo * . iiuok Int upon
! eth , I ain't gwlne do It 'twill the take out
some rr dera monkey noshuns what she got
out dar at do skule- and endurln" er de ex-
poslshun. She gits out d r , shp did , wld ,
all dem big-headed nlggrni what talks rr-
bout dls , an' talk crbout dat. 'twill
dey don't know what side dey 'sputln' on.
I ax her what de matter , an' why de n-Jtne
er Oord shp come prancln' 'roun' wld her
hrvad hlstrtl lac shp got one er dese here
race horse bits under her chin.
"Den she switch round same 'er er cow
what got a wolf on her hack , an * she say :
" 'Pa. Ise er member er de Sasslcty fer
do Blprvashun er de Kulud Qtncrashun. '
"Dat's what she say. an' I 'low I elevate
you wider llght'ood knot rf you sling slch
stuff as dat outcn dat big mouf er } ourn.
An' dit ain't all ; here she come cr trottln'
an' cr swltchln , an' she say. she do :
" 'P 's I'se gwlno tor ride er wheel '
"Whar dat gal cbcr knows cnythlng 'bout
glttln' on one cr dc o tandrums. or what-
you-callem. I ain't beam tell , but , boss ,
dar she wuz. Yai > slr , sah. she wuz all done
rigged up worsen er rope walker on clrkus
day , on' I'll be pol darned ef she didn't
como out wld pints. IRC de men hab. 'ceptln'
dey wuz big at der bottom lac er balloon.
"I say : 'Name er Gord , nigger gal , what
dat ? '
"Den she cacklp same ez er settln * hen :
" 'Lordy , pa. ' she say , 'dee am' bloomer *
whaut ladles wear rldln' down Peachtreo.
Al do folks what keep up wld Oe times bos
bloomers. *
"Dat's all I wants , mon. I grab hoi' tcr
de seat cr dem pants an' I fetch dls here
hlc'ry stick down lac er batterln' ram.
" 'Bloomers. ' sez I , 'bloDmera I'll make
you hi com lac rr mornln' glory In dc sun-
chine 'to I glta fru. '
"But It wuz Jca lac kcepln' dc row In dc
pen es to hoi * dat gal when she e'to ' Jem
"It wuz ylstlddy when dey ko'.chc-d her.
I he-am dp pcrllce jlst now tell all 'bout
how conicit. . Dey say she hum or skc-edad-
dlln * down Yallabamer jes' lac de 'Iwtrlc
car. Der tells dc jedge how twuz she wuz
er scorchln" .
" 'Jedgc , ' sez I. 'I ain't ax you ter turn
dat gal loose , hut what I ax Is , jcs' turn me
loose In de earn' room wld her. on * ef 1
don't nick her scorch den > ou kin pass tie
jedgmen' on me , too. '
"I ain't enquire for nufHn' mo' en ter git
dls fls' side dat butt-hcaJ er hern. But
Jcdge Andy he sorter laf to hlsscf lac , an'
he argyfy dat dat came gal er mine had ter
pay J5 an' costs cr git In de zebra v.-aggln
an * go tcr de rtockade.
"Den fbe 'gin ter cry anshe luk at me
outcn hi-rcyn nn' she say , she docs :
" 'Pa. picas pay me out dls time an' I
don't do lac dat no mo' .
"Mon , it wuz all I could do to hoi' myself
off er her. I ain't say nuflin' , but I thinks
pow'ful lots. No. san. I ain't gwlne pay It
I ain't gwlne do It. "
The old man stopped , snorted again and
hobbled tow.-.rd tfceWcstvlav. . car , which
was approaching
"Dat's what 1 say 'bout dtse here new
fangled women folks , " he nail , "dey'a worsen
mule colts In c-r green psstur. "
John Harcha and Cllls K McCall. barber *
of Bucne Vlata. O. , have msde a no ; el
wagor. In Cfise Bryan Is elected Mr. Harcha
agrtcs to wear a straw hat all winter and
to shave and cut Mr Mr-Call' * hair free for
one year. Mr. McCall agrees that If Mc
Klnley Is elected he will do n similar ser
vice for Harcha
Tor the fir t time In the hlitory of this
country an opportunity for women to pub.-
llcly express their choice for president Is
offered. The method Is unique and will re
sult In showing on Nov. 4th just what e.TceJ
the woman's vote will have on national
A manufJct'ircT who has huilnras relations
with most of the prominent newspapers in
the Uilted States proposes tee plan a
follows :
All women over 18 are entitled to one
vote. The votes by states will be shown
In the papers on every Wednesday and Sat
urday until Nov. 4th. Women are rtquested
to read more than one side of the question
and act upon their own judgment. Wrlti
the name of candidate on a postal card and
write your own nrme nnd address clearly
slso city and state. On the left hand
corner clve the name cf a banker or grocer
who knows you.
This precaution is to prevent flooding the
mail with fictitious votes. Names unknown
to grocer or banker will be thrown out.
Be very careful to write clearly cad an
acknoxiledgtncnt at the receipts of each
vote will he sent to the fair voter. Send
the postal to Postum Cereal Peed Coffee
Co. , Battle Creek. Mich. It Is urgoil thai
every earnes ; woman \\I11 not hesitate tt
expend a penny to register her prcferenci
at this most interesting period of national
i This company have a national reputation
and pledge their Integrity and honor to re
port the vote exactly cs received , without
rear or favor. A sworn statement of tht
final vote polled up to 7 p. ru. Nov. 4th will
be published Nov. Ttb and the vote as It
progresses will te shown on every We-dncs
lay and Saturday between now and then
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Illinois . _
Indiana . .
Mam.-.chui-ett *
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Nctt York
Ohio . . 115 ,
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Wisconsin c' . . . . .
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other Matci X. 1
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