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fate. 04th YEAR. DKADW(K)l), S. I).'. THURSDAY, ( )CT HKK Is. l'Mo FIVE CENTS. town and lian, I he ram ut tiea upon tlie just a and tiieside. lake It has fallen a.iKe in.iii.-t u,oii demo ep.iiun an. . hn po- MARTIN. HOI EBEN W. i rat . populist a- . i lltlcal Heinle!- ! ,. I mint) . Sockr -.-11. klcss no in:. sliaie.i in ,t- I) ."itllp-lUI 1. . . and ha. I .1 ) all has -.ml lo na ai,c. t.-d ailtio.s ti 1 itliiiv. . . a II II I II' I o: . . Discusses the Political Issues at Lead Gtv October 12th. .'noli, ) lo W Uei .ill V e , I, l.ll III s.1 I . a 11 e ,il in ol a man all i Mice .hat the American prodiner shoald al ways he piotetted in his horn.- ni.ir-K.-t. wiiith is th.- best ii.ai K. t tor ah) piodiitei ami that this should be so whether he pio, un. what Mr liryun .alls raw inai.i,al. vuiol. or a more linishe.l ,rodu,l 'i'liat the A in, ii. a n maniita, I una shouhl !, .-o lar prole, led that le- i an pay ' he nni it an lalll.lil .1 bilge Wat.e III. Ill Is I'lelVtd by any ot in i lahoi , i . and that it is part of the duly m tin- bgi-laior to see t hat he gets It The best sol t ot silt I . -.- i - -11. i . -s . the best 1,-1 ol a political pi lie :pb- is tile qllestll.il ,1,1, s It Work Well'.' What. er may he sanl of tree trade as a theory, pra.ticaj.ly a republican tariff has always worked well and has contributed to make us the greatest coinin, a , nil nation in the world. It has helped to make tin- Auien.au la holer the best pi. III. the best fed. tile lis s ate- III : ii and ai. d . e an 1 lb. van-Hi'- ,s-ri t y . lib man !. i a .u 10. 1 al K and , tlioii.-.tnu noil; 11. ellt, bonds, slaine. -o tar mahin., naiiie.i w bii h he a, 11,,. the in: 1- 111 a.I e ll IS. , I II K i-ii'i "f I. a to I i- .b ad the oil I sie:ni mat ical assoi : have in tho I voter has pr, sons of the pa if ou;ht. to t. tie- eaP-:ii and wi west g. ni l a 1 1 v a v. i a iil- a I HI le ah' ad you that you live m mm.-iit in '' world. ,cst year of the best world lias ever sm-cii. .'.lie and I III.' 1 tons:-'1 der tbe l'1'' U the lant -ntnrv tllil rity killed it i. in.l Unit this niaihe- -pe I lll l pal ti ular. SoiiMi average. Iter per $ ! '"', on. aam-t of t lie eiis! 111 I Ins 1 lafcula is above t h capita wealth lain . ,n,...n w t he our syst.-a o, ko ; f $1;i;.ihi, the average "" u i"1'1' It. CM" Ln """" way f intelligence a"'1 . : on i, I liuui. s wall an le- if the American 1 I iy leal lied t lie lis- -I four years is this -uutilo Mill to tin I one best because citizen in citiZ' H m unity ,h. and reliKi"'1- tlie men hant di es le.-s business, the liiilroail does loss business, the maiiu-I-acturer , aim. it sell his product and tin- laboiei linds that there is nobody In buy tin- thiir-;- that he makes, there-lure be is out of cinpluynient.'' 'I In- times w. i. .-adly out of joint ;i :vn.. It wa e.i-y to see hat the r.ataui wa- -n k Kw iybody acknowl-i ,.a d thai I I," b iriuni; iUestlons , .a , .. ,- t nut ore of 1 he ills-i a- e. a lid w ha I ' -' the remedy " Mi. Mi . i s i and hi.- -is.-ociates claim- d l!i ,t th, had in. at.-d the seal of the ,1 :s, m.-, iii the i u ii em y t i.- as -in. . I us thai ti. -, rime of 1-7:1" was I esilUl- lb!-- f,.' tile W hole llllth It 1 1 and ofl'eied In to I as the only spe. i-li, for ' I he na; n U s itnlu-l i nil disorders. Tile I I pUlillcail eeoUnl 11 1st - Well- disposed to loo!- i.ii'ei' home for the cause of the tillable The ille-tion, loimhl) staled aiis "Who hit Hilly I alter-on"' Ml 111 an assured us thai le- wa- 'na in ls7:;. but did not fall down until twenty ) ears later the i. i iiba. alls insist. -.1 tjult he was hi! w hen in- it il dow a in I v::. It w oiild have Iii . ii cry ditticult . you know, for b in to carry around the pure of the blow ii. his head for ibi eais. and then make a natural or re- : l. a 'table fall dov. II ill I Vi::' The IP- luaiiiaii out. in mil in I s'"'' w as thii the inns, ol In. i d time, wa.- three fold I'll st All msid . ent public treasury ca u I by ineetiipeteiit tariff tinker-in- that ij-ii'ii. 'I aliKe the interests of the Aiia i n an pn dm and the I d.i u public eeni, s, ciu:.' -1 n ii:j liiiol labor, aim Thi ; , Tli 1 1. , ' at of i , pn, li.it i n 1 , ; a piopi ' -eil "a 1" r i ii t ,h ba-, un, ui t ot , i n ..i, ilo'.lat I I,,. i . : a c d w a t le lo-ai and because it gives lu ,.,.(,ifn Hi'1 widest largest measure of civil I'lirltV. ,t. aa important time in populist this tall, w here sixt ii were best housed anil th holer ill the wiubl be and will iiiiil mm best educated la-all, I lie ought to to be I'lider our We ......IS.. k-- ad lit v historv of tip- repiuiuc h'-U tht of ITesicl "iB't hu" I"'''" confronted with so Um , mutant responsibilities thai liavc come i . i"- - ' asthof in evidence four ears apo. The Currency. Questions .oimecteil with the (ur-rency and turilf iire always ot vital importance. The importance of these subjects is no less this year because our political - op ononis seek to bury them out of siL'ht under what they i all the "pa i an Punt issue. ' There ;:re important ecmioniic principles 1111 uerlyinn these questions, and these will not ihaiice to suit the convenience of political parlies. Th'ore is no way in whnh the political tinkerer or lvu nude our state laws by English gentlemen, who took a bond 'on certain mining properties near Haiti. Mountain and Garden City. Mr. Locke and Mr. Tojip were the English representatives who came to Soulh Dakota to manage the business of the company, -Mr. I.e. ke being the general manager. was employed as an attorney for the lompany in connection with its legal matters, hut know nothing of its business affairs except as they were represented to me by Mr. l.oeKe and others connected with the company. I had nothing whatever to do with their scale of wages. I understand tin y employed numerous miners in connection with the development work on their milling claims at Haiti .Mountain and Garden City, and that they paid full miners' wages, $;' and $.!."() per day for all of that work. They started to construct, a water ditch from the Upper Spenrftsh to the mouth of Annie reek to supply power to a plant they proposed to build at that, point. Mr. lli'i kert. ;i contractor, who had been connected with railroad construction in the Hills, seems to have been . mployed by Mr. I.oike in the construction of the ditch. There were a pood many unemployed men In tho country at the time, some of whom I think had formerly worked upon rail-ioad construction. Mr. Heckert "employed quite a large number of men on the ditch. I think they were paving $1.7.". per day and hoard, but whether with or without board I do not know. MARTIN S SI'FlaCII FIVE line mornijjg Mr. Locke called nt my office and asked me to go with him to ih works. I went at once with h:m Mr. lleekeit. and perhaps some other gentleman, in a (onvoyanco Mr. Locke had ready when he culled upon inc. This was riy first, intimation of any desire on his part for me to go to the works. As We proceeded he ex-plained that he understood that a large number of men were .marching; to the works to prevent his men from working. While we were there several hiin In d men came upon the ditch and stopped the workmen. Mr. Locke's representations to nit were that he had no intention of reducing miners' wages, and thai he considered the work upon tho ditch more in the nature of grading or other railroad work, tor whiih he claimed a somewhat less rate was generally paid. country. N. w York with its ;el con cent ral ion of wealth nilo a few hand-is tint. $1 bl". "". whih- reiins 1 ania is below our own slate. f 1 ! 7 7 "i i. Con M-cticul is a little in advauie of ii-with $ I :;i '.' no in ill'' i in l i vidua I. Tliis reioiil of unparalleled prosperity is not tin- result of accident or chance: it is .-imply the natural remit of the woiKitm out of well known eeonoinie priio 'pl.-s and policies under the favorable conditions found in this marvelous country of oars. There is no way to mane money evept to work lor it or steal it Thei .- no way to make wealth ex..pt a.- tin-proiliul of io:l Tie- weaitli of the world indeed, i- coiupo.-.-d of hut two elements what natuie iii her homily has proMiled and what man by his industry lias produced Now. the,, .ii,- -oiue if'ir.'- thai a political ' a i ' 'an. and soiie things that it laiinot do political pfnly Tin- responsibility ot voter was never system of government we are absolutely depend, nt upon the intelligi nt and moral standards of not a few, but the majority of American citizens, be-iause in Ainoiici the 11 1 h j. ii i t y of Unpeople an- our sovereigns. ITnler the lopiiblicua system the American laborer may own hib own home, he may have a i ai i t on his hour, an organ or piano in Ins parlor, his wife or daughter may In as tastily clad as tin- wife or daughter of his more wealthy neighbor; and better than all i Is.-, his ohildr. n may n-i eie not only jdministration. 4 m..n. .Ill ne later than at tli.- pr.-s.-nt mo.,..-.... KU"' .l.-,n..n.lH an intelligent J dispasMona,.' judgment and the Mc of patriotism am. ... fjercis Republicanism Repulili'-atis more misi nier in a line, than experiment iu v or revenues of the have reason to i" m iples ami history of pally. No man is principles that reside from his life: no pn proud oi tli' l-i th reiml'li'-ai' jreau-r than '1: ,g anil cmaiiat. th. dm- oiintrv IO I" all ,s greater than the pi i n in i litk-al ran lannot piiidu'e .a'U ii"i in- 'it Jiid I. : , - founded ami ill. II w hi' "" ;plfse 1 1 1" 1 1 " " ,r- lo b III be . an act ompl: nhort spate " mg with the i: count ry The IhOllcV w hi. h all pi hi 1 1 a nsa "t ions all i ohl nu ts .: cs.-.elllials I,,, good mom y I'.r.-i In I thai has ala '. .1 1.1. Second - St:. lite. ill. bqill 1 1 :'or. t til I and Tw i( t in a long 1 the l-'-!l Ka 1 1 u,d ma r lie. d II III - la I tin ad nt.r einb Cl ops h ma v le Ip lo pro el' hot tor the i rop w In n il is p' Il may ioa.e . i-la : ,i n that eou r.i ui'i ii -1 ' and in ot ... t !iO-.T 111 the 1 nil ell i.e. in, tit I'ru it s of In - hi bur. or it may v i i -e b-ji bit mii di.-' oura .i isc It stand- to the , : , .lit ol tli. in il-eli :, m the best common school e. hn at ion. hut may have the privilege of the college ami the 1 1 1 1 i a i sit y as well. We have Ileum il vast .-11111111111 of I 'lit about ide.llOll tllllc lo tile . fleet ill. i, lb,- in h nr. growing in In r and tin- poor are growing poorer. I'liis is i ue of Mr. Hry..n's favorile phiases. 'I In- 1 1 al h is t ha' in this land of uni veis.il oi.poi t ii ii it v . Iii,. rich are grow ing rb Iht. and the poor are growing I n her as well. What belter illustration of this truth can he lound than in your own beautiful city of I. cad? For l v. epty year.- and more the owners of tin- I loine.-tuke properties have t out iiiueil to realize large rcliirns upon their investment; hut at the same time the laboring man in this .immunity has itospered side by side with the capitalist. These beautiful homes and tln-s.- blocks of substantial and expensive buildings are not owned by the corporations; hut by the the best money .1 ft ,bi.hit applies to .lie n,n.i. Ipm, ()f umori.ment. The republican part v wa '"" fn"n ""' I"''"'1"1" of nniversal ...do,,,. The republican partv found the principle of imiver.-al !r.l,mi a helpless phiase in (he lire aration of 1 n t . --mien.-.-, whore it had MKhVl iiiil"'i alive for nearly a . i-n-arv. ami mad."- it a livinjr praelica! Pality anions the people. When, within tho memory of the old soldiers thorn I see before me. Abraham Lin win. in his si h at Springfield, Illinois, speaking for the northern states to the states of the seceding south, ileilareil: "Wo won't go out of the I'nion. and ' you shant." the re-jiiblican party rose like a new island labor I'lild I'., honest Tli. re ale " """ w a ci i in-rs in American men who labor by the day tor a stated remuneration. Tin- in-erani' conipensat ion is about $l .b"i per day, making the daiiy earnings of this vast industrial army $:'.:!. (Hill. oim. The earnings of this army of toilers for 40 days only would pay the national debt, is so applied. Now we can com preheiid Komethiiis of what it means to throw out of employment one third or one half of this great army of workers for H". or .m days, or for a longer period, as wa- done by adverse legislation in l-'.H '. and if. The loss of wealth in such case by the failure of production is great.-but the most serious conseiiuences are upon the laborer who needs his earnings for the support of himself and family, and upon the farmer and other producers who aie deprived of the nearest and best markets for the products of the farm. The difficulty in 1KI'; was not ofpromifc out of a sea of political men who came to Lead city as poor men and have now become rich. It is a rare exception when aeoiimu kaos and confusion. From that, mo Mit what a career has opened up he- ..that which tin. tuatos least in value, ither up or down, from year to yea;-, .-ml from one v. m-rat ion to another. Gold ami s i I aie the only known iibstances that no "t th"se requirements sul'lh i. nt iy lo make lln-m use. fill as money, and us between the two. experience has shown that gold is betii-r he aiise less sublet to market fluctuations from time to time. I do not ptopose to discuss the mon-i v question nt this time, further than to say that, the i epu blican party has settled that question, and settled it right, as is shown by the fact that all adverse prophe i.;s to what would happen to us an a j pie under the gold standaid have been proven by oar own experience to he salacious. No man is more interested in sound money than the laboring man; and no one would he more seriously effected by a depreeil. .1 i urrciu y. He now receives!- his wages in money, every dollar of which is as good as the gold dollar. If. by the adopt ion of free -il er the Am. re an currency should be depl'i" dated lift v per cent It would be licaii party that d ha- always been the I'rietol and protector of industrial America. I'lider its wise and protectinn foli.y the prodints of our Hocks and herds, and the produce of the farm have always found a ready and profit-aide market, and the inimitable music ol the forite and the factory lias been heard on every hand. Then and Now 1896 and 1900. Four years au this country was industrially in an anomalous condition. The memory of the partisan politician is supposed to he proverbially short but any man with any memory will lie impressed with- the striking contrast between the state of the industries of the country then and now. We wen- broiiL'ht to the close of four years of democratic administration, din ing whi. h period the op position had obtained control of both branches of conr.-ss for the lirst time since 1 s:.!l. Their administration of public affairs was made memorable by fore it; what moral heroismt lias displayed; what, history it has wnt-ra; what illnst r:ous names adorn its oil of honor Lincoln and Grant, and Sherman ami Garfield and Harrison; last, but not st. anions; the names luted wealth remains in the same family from one generation to another: the sons of toil the lads from the larms the work shops ami the homes of laboring men are the hoys who come forth from generation to generation with large brain and with cour i,,ec(ius hearts to accomplish the great things in the trades and the proles sions and to make the greatest of Am . licaii statesmen. I., t no man say-that the poor man or the poor man's of truly preat Americans, the names of our own William McKinloy and TVoilorp Roosevelt. . . . L . . 1 ..,1 1 ovei prediu Hot,. Inn uniier-cons-iiinp- .Many members of labor unions ap pear to have considered that the pui--pose of Mr. Locke was to reduce wages, hut from Mr. Locke's representations to me I think that they were honestly mistaken. After the Interference referred to the owners in the company abandoned their proposed improvements ;iril operations and withdrew from the country. So far as I know there was. no strike, and the men who were cm-ployed appeared to tie entirely satisfied with the v,t"-s they were reciv-ine I had nothing whatever tr do with determining the wages that should I,.- paid by th" lompany. and was nev. r consulted upon that subject, . That was a matter wholly within the charge of Mr. I.ocke and his associates I regretted very much that Mr. I.'" la- did not meet the views of the abor unions! in lonnection with his I - a ii in t ions, hut I was in no wa.' ro-ipoi: -:1,.' for his course In those mat our opponents claim rnai o u'-o too' tnnch upon the past. I don't know how von feel about it. hut personally I am idad to belong to a polit- t ion. The American voter, who may al wavs be depended upon in times of real einertency. cam.- to the res, ue of b. in i opport ii n i t y i n A in. - i h a on nieiiea i; tin- land of opportunity. I'h i - is. mei i, a iiism ; and w It h a II hie for the labor one of ttie must ' ions nnaiu iai panics of thecelllill- They passed the Wilson (ioi man t.in l. s u p P o r t ,1 il" -.cal party that has a history to which. I: ran refer with pride. To my mind ' m-vcr was jnv special re ommrtida- the republic m lv.i; as be will do again and a-;i:n whin itln-r its good hivan in conrness, Mr ...Muiliul ie.lenioelal t i ,- Wal'tlllT le name or its nnlm n ial gren t ness i - 111- .. aid to lie il creature I win. Il they ral 'w for tip M!e that it i vthout pride am estry or liojie of ! only." and rev i thine that il i IMeritv! ' w .-alt I- ie-l nai Wile riding on the train the other , ,1 a - lariff for revenue tin. was about the only i,l not produce The it, the world was bonds to pa tin- run of tin- government in a ihui',' that had never l!v this time the pain, leased fl'ilL', .into. ar in the pastern part of the state th a pood democrat, we wore look- fori ed to is: lie nitur expense time of pea.-'-occurreil heloi' tional dob! wa- :t over a cartoon on the first pas." difficult or ing man to ete.'is,. in When we va'ue of o tion would tin- vali ply as wel bankers to debts. I 1, the First N and the Kb wood, to in tion of th the laborin they have I. information the date of posits of th Head were ... t on a con .-pun. I ing in th.- rates of hi- w iv; ait OIM 't-O- ll'l'l e ill" t ll'' -, ii rem y t hi d-pre hi - i . ,u-ly interfe' e with : a'l debt-, ami would ap-to the debts ow in 4 f I mil ,1 pii-iKirs a- lo oth'-r , . ;.-d;ed the oflieers of at on il Hank of la-ad Citv t Nat ional Hank of I lead 'ai in n:e as to tin- proper : r .. po-it s behingin g to : in. ii and farmers, and indly f.irnisheil to tile the t. September a. ll'uo. he last statements, the de-. First National Hank of $:i'..271.?.s; of which - i"c oiuux i uv .journal, in uu o t. ii . '. . . te A hen. rtpde published daily at editorial column of the the - "i.'an iitiu ine uemucraur niun- 1 of the pieiuiiieio I . nc Mini III lie . Martin, why is it that we democrats ciurii.K Cleveland s last term. A carnival of hnaiu ial rum and disaster swept over tile country, bearin.i! down bcfoi-e it thousands of the most reput--.i.i.i ,.trw.irri.i iii aii bran, hes of 'busi UKI a V, .... i 1 wkass as tho insignia of democ- I said to him that I did not J il was. on l HUffUiihlfi umi Uything more appropriate could U' . a. prooamy, would nave neen "iuie in In. feaUve never deRtructive. It al- - '.uui ii i. it. never tpars down. Resents the difference between wifliii. n Ti .i ttt..ni ytftttitom amount piactically. $4 10.imi0.iii) longed to the laboring men in Ioad City and vicinity. Vpon the same day the denoslTs of the First National Hank of H-inlwood. were $;'.'.". f.7."i of which. I'la' tii ally. $ m;.U "' belonged to to.- laboring man ami farm ers. It w.ll be seen, therefore, that about two-thirds of the deposits in these banks belong to the laboring class, and tint the laboring ni. u would be more seriously effected in , ,.uniiiai i iuti.ii.il. theDartV nf court a nnlOlnal rrt o v. I ropi r re-pe t for lin n who niav hold i ppo in- v i, w. I waul to -ay th.it for ii.a.i Iy half a century A uu-i nanism, and t epuhl lea n e III have he, n one and tin- same thing. t tie- point I .bsiie to make a stai. ii,. nt of a p.-isonal ihara'fi upon subject wh eh I have le" n le quested lo not;,.- Something ovr a month ago I mad" an address I,, f,,i , ill" III it ish A in. lican club of llus . iljt In the i nurse of my remarks I ie tern d to the fact that "the rb h are growing richer, and the poor an- also growing ri, lu-r.' in this country in much the same manner as I have done now. My slip of the tongue in one sentence I said that "the rich are mowing richer and the poor are grow ing poorer" under republican policies. It. was a plain slip of the tongue a my entire ar-g iment showed I was not ronsi ions of the erior until I was about to take mv seat when a friend reminded me of my accidental misstatement. I in-mo. Hatch rose upon chair ."tnl explained to the audien, e that I had arcidently misstate. I myself and that I intended to have -aid that "the rich ase growing richer and th" poor are also growing richer" a- m'f entire argument showed. The re-.re sentati' e of one of your daily papers was in the hill at the time and heani my correction, and. still. I notice chat ever since that paper has published at the head o f"jts editorial columns my misstatement without any allusion to the fact that the misstatement was purely accidental and that correction was at once made. I think that this ri'r cumstan-e will clearly illustrate the "n'a'r methods find the intention of th,- na". r to deceive its readers. V" .eneonents have also sought to (it- rfVt me among the laboring class bv ''tif'n incorrectly that in 1894 I f-ro-ed the reduction of wages from ?. r0 to $1.75 .per day. This is not true. The South Dakota Mining comnany was a corporation organized in 193 I tno.. J . . .... ' Lraii nT imnraH,-glt a thatr oc ,,,lvcd Tbe American oti-r adopted tin- niinel.s of honor and common sense. The nation resume, I its mar h of prosperity, ami from that moment America has h:i.. no hi. ce-sfal . nni-inercial competitor anuui;', the iiil-ized nations of t he world. It is not nrce-Hiry to argue to any intelligent Ameiiean audience that prosperity ha- returned If a man don't know prosperity when he sees it. or won't see prosperity when it is all about him bis i ase is hopeless. Hut to the great rank and tile of American citizens it is apparent that hard times have gone, and good times have U-turned and that this is not. because M better crops throughout tlm country generally, for this is not,' tin- fact, but hoi luse of better illdiis . ml oildi-tions that make the life. of industry in America again worth living The balance of export trad- is a good index of the prosperity of the Nation, just as the balance of-trade is a good index of financial success wi transactions between individuals. The man who has something coming to him as the result of the transaction, is the man who has money in the bank and the man who is making financia' progress among his neighbors. Tin balance of -export trade in favor of the I'nited States for the past three years w as $ 1 .4S3.000.fioo. a sum ne irly four times as large as tlv balance of exports for the previous 107 yeai of the history of the nation Five years ago a democratic administration was issuing our bonds at 5 per rent Interest to pay the running expenses of the government. During thte past three years the republican administration has redeemed :t per icnt. 4 per ceflt and 5 per cent bonds with 2 per cent birMs up to the amount of $4n0.o0u.ni)0. saving some $10,000,000 interest thereby. This wave of prosperity has swept over the entire country, reaching every ernment. It is the nartv of ae- 'ln4 deeds, instead of empty fl T4 t. . . - ic pen iv iiiHr uues HUIIItr- ness. One-half of the railroadsof the .oiintiy were in the hands of receivers in lS'.'ii. and the other half were scarcely makinji runnini; expenses. The country had I n blessed by hountiftil liarv. sts. Our granaries wore full, but labor was unemplo -d. and tho laborer had no money with which t Imy the products of the farm. Vast armies of unemployed men including Coxy's Army were manhlnu through the country, and soup houses were numerous in every lnrire city. It was a case of starvation in the midst of plenty unuuenohable thirst in sight of cxhai'stless fountains of water! Even our ilcimii -ratio friends were forced to sec the seriousness of the situation. Gov. Alteeld of Illinois, in his speech hv the Chicago convention that nominated Mr. Mryan in iSfttJ. uses this lanpnaee. which conveys a fair statement of the case from a democratic standpoint: "For a number of years there has existed in Europe and in our country stagnation in trade, paralysis in in-Hnntrv and susuension of enterprise. a onnea thine-o to ubiie Lfinl .'all. in which It is claimed that In l-"''t I made a statement to committees or representatives of four la--or union:, as follows: "Your s-ale' of wages Is too high. mi are blind to your own Interests. ft you keep your hands off and let. us i-ftduc". wage-, to $17"j per day there "lill be more work for (who as many 'flen: $1.7"i is enough for any work-lag ninn to receive. About the only eJfference would be that tfey would it tiaip so much money to throw cv.-r the bar for whisky." I never made such a statement to a committee or to any e at any time, and never entertal. .d such views. It matters not who says to the contrary, rueh statements are not t ue. s o committee ever waited upon mo ln -or portion with that business at-c.ny time. Mr. Txicke urjcu one or twounc-casions sta'cd ta'ffie that he and perhaps others with him had had interviews with members of labor unions, but none of these interviews were with me or in my presence, and I do not know what took place at such Interviews. 'I neTer reduced wages or encouraged the reduction of wages, either personally or professionally, but have always favored maintaining our present standards. Personally I have employed a good many tnlneri at different times, and hare paid them, whether my enterprises have been successful or unsuccessful. The Other Side Bryanlsni and the (Continued on Page 8.) fellows are talking about it. The U..I.I. ........ P - "nn ot trie Nation. f forty Venrs oTr.or..;n. i o. uiifv than my others by iation in th.- valu- of the lollai . The Tariff, are necessary to maintain this i-omri n y depr. American Revenu- ineas and policies aunated. tho o ,vi ' "rtng this period the popula-fe eonntr,. i , ii as more man qou- tn Tr IT 8 Irom 31,000.000 in Cu!'000'-000 at the present time. 'UtioB Perl01 Wealth f fjkaii' ln ,rpal and personal prop- CJTased five fold-from 16-- 'WijZfti .approximate,y 80,000.- the government The experience of nations has demonstrated that these an be m justly and satisfactorily-raised bv i ustoms duties than bv di rect tax ru'm the people. The tariff will, thei- fore always be a live question in American politics. The tariff qnesti, "i has at present narrowed itself down to one proposition Tn the raising of putdic revenues shall the rates be so adjusted as to favor American production? The republican party has always n-tertained very pronounced and well defined views upon this subject. The republican doctrine has always been jhhn . ' America haa hoi-nm. iu a uecuuie IBB j We have seen the streets of our city j vve nave seen mr ootitt-. -ugt n.ii. . rHaif ,, I. ,n the world. The filled with idle men. with huncry wo "fom P'r caPita 8ince men and with ragged children ny. UhtJ4100 t0 the ndIlual today it takese all that the farmer, all itfc r00 8t tbe Pre8ent time, that the producer ran scrape together QUitn tnnl. rfi.t.t nAroc faxes and other fixed to population between charges: The farmer is prostrated.

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