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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 13

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STJPPLEMF.NT TO lOGrMSPOET JOURNAL HIS CURIOUS WAY OF SHOWING IT. F1UDA1.SEPT. 13 ; 189G. It is Heard in New York on the Vital Issues of the Great • Campaign, PERILS OF POPOCRAT SUCCESS. Stirring Address in Which Questions Are Handled in a Masterly Way, All New York, Aug. 28.—At Carnegie hall, Thursday night, an immense and cnthu- •lastic audience gathered to hear tbe Issues of the campaign discussed by ei- President Benjamin Harrison. Hon. Chnuncey M. Depew presided over tho ns. Both Mr, Harrison and Mr. Depew were the recipients of ovations when they entered the hall. Upon call- log tbe gathering to order, Mr. Depew delivered an address on campaign issues, at the close of which he Introduced ex- President Harrison, who at once entered Into a discussion of tho issues. He spoke at considerable length, being very frequently interrupted by applause. Referring to his appearance ns a campaign •pcnker he snid it was due to bis sense of the duty he owed to the country to combat the fallacies sought to be foisted upon the people by tho Democratic party and its allies. .Ho acknowledged his re- •pect for the feelings which actuated the gold Democrats in occupying tho"po- sition they do, but said they must not expect the Republican party to reorganize itself because the Democratic party had disorganized itself. The Democratic party had once more exhibited Its capacity to be ruptured and a party that cannot be split was a public menace. When the leaders of 8 party assembled In convention depart from its traditional principles and advocate doctrines that threaten tbe integrity of tbe government, the docial order of our communities and the security and soundness of our finance, it ought to be split, and it dignifies itself when it does split. A bolt from any party is now and then a most reassuring incident and was never more reassuring and never had better cause than now. The Republican party fronts the destructionists and trumpets its defiance to the enemies of "sound money." It will fight, however, without covering any of the glorious mottoes and inscriptions that are upon its banner. Continuing, Mr. Harrison said: "Tbat is a loading issue of « cnm- pnign which most agitates the people. In my opinion there is no issue present«d by the Chicago convention more important or vital than the quc.it.ioo they have raised of prostituting the power , and duty of tho national courts and national executive. The defense of the constitution, of the Supreme court of "the United States nnd of the President's power nnd duty to enforce all of the laws of tbe United States without awaiting the call or consent of the governor of any state is au important and living ls»uo in this campaign. Tariff and coin- ago will be of little moment if our con- fltitutional government is overthrown. When we have a President who believes that it is neither his right nor his duty to see that the mail trains are not ob- •tructed and that interstate commerce has its free way, Irrespective of state lines and state courts, who fcnrs to uae oar ancient and familiar power to restrain and punish lawbreakers, free trade and- free silver will bo appropriate accompaniments of «uch an administration and cannot add appreciably to the national distress or the national dishonor. (Applause.) "The atmosphere of the-Chicago convention was surcharged with the spirit of revolution. Its platform was carried and Its nominations made with accompanying Incidents of frenzy that startled the onlookers and amazed the country. The courts and the President were ftrralgnod for enforcing the- laws, nnd government by the mob was given preference over government by law enforced by the court decrees and by executive orders. There was no calm deliberation; there was frenzy. There was no thoughtful searching for the man who from experience was most able to direct public affairs. There was an impnlslvo response to an impassioned speech that selected the nominee. Not amid such «urronndings ns that, not under such Influences, nre these calm, discreet things done that will commend themselves to »the judgment of the American people. (Applause.) "They denonnce In their platform Interference by federal authorities in local affairs ns a violation of the constitution of the United States nnd n crime against free institutions. Mr. Tillman in his •peech approved this declaration. It -wan intended to be in words a direct condemnation of Mr. Cleveland as President of the United States for using the power of the executive to brush out of od the laborers' wages went op 43 per cent., and the price of goods 117 per cent.. Now, these statistics arc | the result of a solid scientific inquiry made by men of both parties to determine what the truth was, and the trnth they found that the enormous disparity between the advance of the cost of living ,'ind the advance in wages falls in exactly with, what we would conclude in advance. Laborers, men who work, whether with head or hand in salaried positions, would do well to take these facts to heart and settle the question I after that broad, deep inquiry to which Mr. Bryan invites you, as ro whether 1 you wnnt to outer into another expcri- I ence such^as you hnd during the war, when wages advanced so slowly nnd tediously and tlie cost of your living moved on so sn'iftlj-. "I have sketched very hastily some of the evils that, will result from this change to a debased dollar—a contraction of our currency by the exporting of our gold nnd a readjustment of everything. Now, who will pet nny benefit? Well, the man who owes a debt that he contracted upon a cold bnsis and is able to pay it with a DO-cent dollar. He and 1 - • - : -- •»• for bread and meat? The demand ft>r:/'j- Western food must originate in the E»«t. V:f;" If the West unites with the South In.Sj^ forcing upon this country a policy which,,,-®; frightens the Enfit, how will Eastern to-. "3 bor be employed nud how can it buy/.-Sj Western food? ; -''-Scl "It is because it is," says Bryan.. ;'. Whoever heard a statesman use snck- words? Tlmt was n very ndroit campaign Chairman Jones issued for funds. The^g silver kings will see to it that Jones ba»- nil the money he needs, but he considers ; it strategy to make "a poor mouth" aU-.t the samp. it Rev. Dr. JfcArthur of New sweetly says that tho> free silver moTe- • \f: mont consists solely of "lungs, lunacy 'ty; anil larceny." ';•§ When Bryan hnd .1 chance to help the v'l farmer he. did what he could to down -j.^ him. He voted in Congress for free ">''f. woo!. That nloae hit over 2;000,000 of;. :.';' American sheen raisers. ' !•;,' It is an insult to the poor man to gay -X* that silver is the poor man's money. A: ;.'j poor man is entitled to as good money a* .'^ the rich man. „ vvho Afrv Bryan assorts that lie is opposed to foreign domination In our affairs. her ot Judges and pack the conrt to ge a decision to please them. (Applause.) "My friends, our fathers who frame this government divided its great pow era between three great departments — the legislative, executive and the judicia It sought to make these Indcpcutten the one of the other, BO that neithe might overshadow or destroy the othe The Supreme court, the most dignine judicial body In the world, was appointe to interpret the laws and the constitu tion, and when that court pronounce a decree as to the powers of Congres or as to any other constitution^ qucs tion, there is but one right method if \v disagree, nnd that is the method pointe out by the constitution — to amend it t conform with our views. That in the po sition today. "Yon arc to answer, then, my fellow citizens, in ali the gravity of A grea crisis, whether yon will sustain a part 1 who propose to destroy the balance whic our fathers instituted in our system o government, and whenever a tumultuou Congress disagrees with the Suprem court and a subservient President is ir the white house, that the judgment o the court shall be reconsidered and reversed by increasing the number o judges and packing the court with mci who *ill decide as Congress wants them to. (Applause.) I cnnnot exaggerate the gravity and the importance and the dan ger of this assault upon our constitution al form of government. "I do not intend to spend any time ii the discussion of the tariff question. Tan debate has been wou, aad need not be protracted. It might run on eternal!] upon theoretical lines. We had bad some experiences, but they were historical am remote,, antl 'not very instructive to this generation. 'We needed an experience oi our own, and we have had it. It has boon a harii lesson, but n very conviuc- ing one, find everybody was in the school house when it wu» given him. A panic in 1893 of most extraordinary character has been succeeded by a gradual drying up less and less; until nuiversal business distraction and anxiety prevails over all ol our community. I do not believe there hug been » time, except, perhaps, in the very heat of some active panic, when universal fear and anxiety and watchfulness, even to the point of desperation, has characterized this great metropolis ns it does today. (Applause.) Men have been afraid to go away for a vacation. They have felt that they must every day in this burning heat come to the city and watch their business. That is tbe sltua tion. "What has brought It about? Gentlemen, who is there to defend the Wilson tariff Who says it isjia.good tariff the wny every obstacle to the free pass- afro of the mail trains of the United Statca and the interstate commerce, .and, my. friends, whenever our people approve the choice of n President who believes he must ask Gov. Altgeld or «ny other state permission to enforce the laws of the united States, we have •nrrendercd the victory the boys won In 1801. (Applause.) "My friends, this constitutional question, this division between the general and local authorities is a plain and easy • . . ' one. A disturbancs which is purely local in a state is.n state affair. -The President cannot send troops or lend any did, unless the Legislature calls upon him for help, or the governor, If the I/cKislatnre is not in session. But when ft low of the United St.ites is invaded and broken, it is the sworn duty of the President to osoeuto it, and this convention arraigns the Prosidont for doing what his onth compelled him to do. Comrades for the great war for the TJnlon, sons of those who went out to battle that the flag might not lose .Its lustor, will we consent after these years (cries of 'No!') that the doctrine which •was shot to death in. the great war shall "be revived and made victorious in a civil campaign? (Cries of 'No!') "But the assault does not end there. ' ' The Supreme court of the United States *,. *nd the federal lower courts are nr- %V" ' raigned because they used the familiar •'•• writ of injunction to suppress violence, • •: ' • to restrain men from breaking the law, J ',«nd that platform plainly means—I will .' ?. *how you that it was so understood in ^,-v :.;fhe convention nnd in the committee on '.,.,-; rwolutions—that the Democratic policy, ' war that when the Supreme court, excr- . Its constitutional power and duty, * n 'literprctation, .to n '" w . measure? (A voice: "Nobody,") I don't believe a candidate can be found to say that it is. Mr. Cleveland repudiated it It was so bad that he could not attach his official signature to it, and it became a law without it. He Raid it was full of incongruities and inequalities. What has been the result of that measure? It has failed to produce revenue enough, supplemented by our internal taxes, to maintain the government. There bus been an- annual deficit approaching $50,000,000 every year, and the national treasury has been continually in a state of embarrassment. Our manufacturers, left without adequate protection, hove been successively nnd gradually closing up and putting out their fires. But not only haa this produced such an effect, but It has practically contributed to the financial depression that we are in. The maintenance of the gold reserve up to $100,000,000 by the government for the redemption of our notes was essential to confidence in. the stability of our finances. When the government reserve runs down people begin at once to say: "We may come to a silver basis if gold Is going out,' The reserve Is generally down and this fear is greatly increased, hut how can you keep a gold reserve of $100,000,000 when you have not got $100,000,000 in the treasury all told? How can you maintain this gold roservo for redemption of notes when you have an annual and continuous deficit and not equnlinR'your deficit? our Income '.o that, my friends, this tariff bill has not only con tributed, by increasing importations, by taking away the needful support for our own manufacturers, but It has contributed in the way of increasing the silver scare to bring us into the present condition of distrust nnd dismay which now prevails. (Applause.) "But I do not intend to follow that question further. I am quite as much opposed to cheapening the American workingman and working woman ns I am to cheapening our dollars. (Ap- planse). I »m quite as strongly in favor of keeping days' work'at home us I am cold dollars. (Applause). "My friends, as a Republican, I am proud of many things, but I can oum up as the highest satisfaction I have,hnd in the party and its career that the prospect of Republican success never did disturb business. (Applause). In connection with this financial matter, Oo we .all realize how important the choice of, a president is? Do you know that, as the law is now > without the passage of any free coinage of silver at all, it is in the power of the President of the. •United States to bring the business of. the country to a silver basis? \ All he has to do Is to let the gold reservo go, to pay out .silver when, men 'ask fqr« gold,;and .wo, are there already. It is only becaase the ;,presidents of ;the t , United States that we have,had,,nnd th.j one we' have DOW, • have, regarded', it that parity between our silver and gold coins which the law declares is the policy of the government, and because he has the courage to execute the powers given to him by the resumption act to curry ont that declaration of public law. I undertake, therefore, to say that If Mr. Bryan, or a man holding his views, were in the presidential chair, without any legislation by Congress, we should be on a silver basis in a week a time. (Applause). "The silver question—what is it? Do you want silver because you want more money, a larger circulating medium? I have not heurd anybody say so. Mr. Bryan is not urging it upon that basis. If anybody were To sock to give that ns. .a reason for wanting free silver he would be very soon confounded by the state- raeflt that free silver would put more pold out of circulation than mints of the United States could possibly bring in in years of silver, nnd that instead of having more money we would hnve less. (Applause.) With onr six hundred and'odd million of gold driven out of circulation we will reduce our per capita money of this country between eight and nine dollars. So it is not for more money. We have an abundant supply of circulating medium—gold, silver, national bank greenbacks, treasury notes, .fractional silver. We have something like S23 per capita of our population. What is It, then, thnt creates this demand for silver? It is openly avowed. It is not more doJ- lars, but cheaper dollars that arc wanted. It is a lower standard of value that they are demanding. They say gold has gone up until it lias censed to be a proper standard of value, and they want silvur. But how do they wnat it. -"Now, my friends, there is a'-grp'at deal of talk about bimetallism and the double standard and a prcat deal of confusion in tho use of those terms. Bimetallism is the use oi' the two metuls as money where they are both used. By a double standard they mean that lent of a declaration that GO-cent pieces are dollars. They might just as well pass a law that 50 cents is & dollar. That would not make it so, would it? It would be a legal dollar; but it would not buy a dollar's worth of anything. What is the effect of that? The merchant would take care of himself. "A man keeps a store down here on Broadway, and that law is going into operation tonight. He summons all his clerks and buys 25 cents' worth of pencils, and before he opens his store in tbe morning he has marked up his goods to the new scale. He can do all.that. But there are great numbers of people, numberless people, who enlist our interest, and some of them enkindle our <>yrnp.i- thics, who cixnuot use the pencil. Take the work of man. He cannot go to the pay roll with a pencil and mark it up. He has got to consult somebody. He has to enter Into an argument. He has got to get some other man's consent bc- foro he can mark up his waces. '.Then there is the pensioner,- those that are receiving pensions from this government for gallant deeds done in the war, and others for the loss of beloved ones. He cannot take his pension certificates, and when it reads eight dollars make it read sixteen dollars. He must wait for an appeal to Congress, nnd a Congress that is popnlistic in character would be unsympathetic. '(Applause). Take the men who have life insurance. Can they, where tho policy reads $5000, niako it $.1.0,000? Mo. Can the managers of. those institutions make it right with them? Jvo. .-' This policy coerces integrity. (Applause). 'My friends, the men surely do not contemplate- the irretrievable and extensive character of tbe disaster and disturbance and disruption which they nre proposing for nil of ns in all our business affairs, grout and simple. Take the laboring man; how full of sympathy they are for him. My countrymen, I never Jksj «. uuuuii; oiuuuill u tuvj 1XJUUU L 1.1 11 1 *»- ^ -- - ---- - - ij Al I t ' we shall have a cold dollar and a silver I "P°l;° a false word to the laboring mnn ' lfo ; . (Groat applause). 1 have dollar which will be a unit of value, by which all property and all- wages and everything is to be measured. Now, our fathers thought that when they used these two metals in coinage they must , -----------determine the intrinsic relative value of j 'l i( >. Te to(]a y . tljat "J", 7 W s ? cl " that mam- price for the products of his mine arc the only two people, or classes of people, i-thnt! cnn iree that would have any benefit out of it. They make a strong appeal to the farmer. They say it will put up prices. Well, iu a sense, yen. Nominally, yet. Really, no. If wheat goes from 50 cents to 51.20 the price has been increased, you will say, but if the price of everything else has gone up in the same proportion, a bushel of wheat . won't buy for tho farmer any more sugar or coffee or farming implements, or anything else that ho has to purchase. "It invokes the Idea that this government of ours shall pay not only its debt of honor but that they pay the interest on its bonds and the circulating notes in a debased currency. My countrymen, - this country of ours, during the troublous times of the war may have bad severe trials, but these financial questions are scarcely less troublous than those. Does not every instinct of pride, does nqt every .instinct of self- interest, docs net- every thoughtful, affectionate interest in others, does not our sense of justice and honor rise up to rebuke the infamous proposition that this government nnd its pcople^sball become a people of repudintors?" (Prolonged applause and cheers.) _ . CAMPAIGN NOTES. One of the anomalies of this campaign is that the business man whose wisdom and experience is sought for by farmers and laboring men in their private matters, is considered by many of them ns an unsafe adviser in political matters. The issues of this national election are business issues. The question is, how can the industries of the nation be revived? It would seem as if the judgment of the men who manage the industries should be consulted. It is nn odd spectacle to see a free silver orator who never did a day's work in his life, who haa had no experience in managing business affnirs, who has never organized or managed a labor employing industry, who has never paid a laboring mnn n dollar for work, and who never evolved a practical plan which, resulted :n giving employment to unemployed people, delivering an oration over the "fallen ruins of a dead industry," telling how it can be revived. It took Bryan nnd the other Democratic orators two and a. quarter years to pass the Wilson bill, although they hnd boon telling the American people for thirty yours that they knew the tariff question all by heart, and were agreed as to what they were going to do. How long will it take theso same Democratic free silver orators to pass n free coinage bill? And what will happen to the country in the meantime? The Democratic orators talked tariff reform thirty years before they got the consent of the American people to put their- plnns into effect. When at last tho people consented to lot them try their exited The «M •?!*«.. win It will be on November 3, and McKinleJ will be the color bearer. Every. President of the-United State* has been either a lawyer or'a soldier,, o* both. •.-.; The people are sTvnrminff to bear Me*'• Kinlcy. Bryan travels about the country to find audiences. -• The duty of every man is to make hl» ' income equal to his expenditures and it i» " the same with a nation. . And the Democrats are now complaining thnt the Republican plan of campaigo -' educates too much, The Humorous Side. Tn storming the citadel it begin* t» look ns if Tom Watson was to be left "outside the breastworks." • * * Bryan has been fishing too. It beat* all what an inborn penchant Democrat*' ;5 and Popocrats have for fishing. « * • » • ..'.<§ It Is snfe to Bay that what Mrs. Leas» ,J)i and-Helen Cougar .advocate, the'Wit '..•"? of.the country, better steer'clear of. '.•-<! * * * ' Xi The managers don't geem to know '.;?§ where to place Bryan to as to do tho y^j most good. He might take a sea Bryan is quite n talker. He caji wind up his vocal organs and go off and lenvt them and DO stoppage will bo noticed. Bpurke Cockran is nlso something of a talker himself.—Dixon Star. . u ,„., .—. v - -,., ,. never sought to reach his vote or infill- I tariff reform, it look those orators two ence by appeals to that part of his na ture that will pollute the intellect and the conscience. I have believed and I be- the two, so that a comparison of the markets of the world would show just what relation one ounce of silver bore to one ounce of gold; how many ounces of silver it took to be equal to one ounc of gold in tbe markets of the work where gold and silver were used, anc Ihey carefully went about nsc«rtainini :hat. Thomas Jefferson and Alexande Hamilton gave their 'great powers t :he determination of that question, am hey collected the market reports ant they studied with all their power tha quewtion, and when tliey found wha appeared to be the general and average •elntive value of these two metals they fixed upon a ratio between them. . Novr what was the object of all thnt?' Why lid"they lamp it all? Becarse they full: mdo.rstood that unless theso dollars were f the same intrinsic value that both o: hem could not be standards of value and both could not circulate. (Ap plause.) "As things are now the silver dollars hat we have ore supported by the gov- rnment, and the government that sup- idrts this silver bullion has issued these Iqllars on its own account^not for tie mine owner—nnd it has pledged its eared honor it would make evc'rj one ol hose dollars us good ns n gold dollar. Great applause.) ; And thnt is a power- ul support. Our Populistic friends pro- ose that the man who digs silver out of he mine may bring it to the mint and ave it stamped and handed back to him s a dollar, the government having no esponsibility about : it. These inen 'ould-reject with contempt the proposi- ion that free coinage was to come with pledge on behalf of the government o maintain the parity of the two dollars. Applause.) But this feeling Is well dapted to touch the prevailing American umptiousness and well adapted to ouch that prejudice against England which many have, bat can we do this ling ourselves? Is it a question whleth- r we will do it, or ask anybody's eon- ent whether we may, or.'nsk the^^ co-op- ration of somebody? Not at all. I ell you what this government can do lone. It can fix its money unit. It an declare, by law what shall be the elatlvc value of an ounce of gold nnd n ounce of silver, but it cannot make iat last declaration good. (Applause.) is unquestionably fully within the ower of this government to bring this ountry to a silver bnsis by coining silver ollars nnd making thorn legel tender. They can do that. \ "This government might sny you shall take one of these dollars, but it cannot sny and enforce its decree—if you should call out the regular army or navy and muster our great modern ships and the "militia, and put William J. Bryan in command of them—it, cannot enforce the decree that one ounce of gold is the equivalent of sixteen ounces of -silver. (Great applause and cheers;) : Not only '*hat, not France and England and Germany can do that. unless the markets respond. (Applause.) We can of ourselves, of our own wisdom, .declare the unit of value. We can coin silver free; ly, but we cannot make sixteen ounces •of silver equal to one-ounce of-, gold un-: less it is. (Applause,) And it . IB not unleei tte merchants take it at, that tate. •'-' ;. .-' , '• ••'•'•.; •'.'..? '•••' :j,: : ..''j"-' ;...-•'--.i/'What Is the:next ' tains the prices o£ labor in this country, that brings hope into the life of the laboring man, that enables him to put by, that gives him a istnke in the good order, the prosperity of the country, is the policy that should be our American policy. (Applause.) I have resisted in many campaigns this idea that a debased currency could help the workingman. The first dirty errand that a dirty dollar does is to cheat the workingmen. (Applause.) "My'friends, a cold statistical inquiry, non-partisan in its character, was made .by n committee of the Senate in 1890 nnd : sbtne- following years. The committee was composed of 'Democrats and of Republicans, and they set out to study as statisticians the relative prices of commodities and wages at different periods in the history of our country. This investigation covered the years of the war. It showed how prices of goods went up nnd in what proportion labor advanced. Goods went up rapidly because the pencil process is a quick process. Wages wpnt up haltingly and slowly, because the employer has to be persuaded and' the pencil won't serve. "Now, I have here a memorandum of- some of those fncts resulting from thnt investigation. Labor in one period advanced 3 per cent.; goo'ds, the things the men hud to buy out of thuir wages for their families and their living, advanced 18 per cent. Through another period the laborers' wages advanced 10% per cent., nnd the price of goods advanced 49 per cent. In another period., the wages of the laborer went up 25 per cent, nnd the prices of merchandise advanced 00 per cent. In another peri- and n quarter years to agree upon the exact wording of their tariff law. In the meantime, while they held the country in suspense, the industries of the nation became paralyzed from doubt nnd uncertainty. If it took these tariff reform orators two nnd one-half years to make a law after thirty years of study, how' long will it take these free silver orators to mnke n law after only five years of study? And if these two and one-half years of dispute and uncertainty on the tariff paralyzed the industries, \\'hot will become of these industries if another scries of free silver speeches is hurled against them, seeing that these industries nre more afraid of free coin-, age than they were of free trade? The crop now in the fields of Nebraska would underordinary conditions be worth $100,000,000. If the laboring men of the country were nt work there wouid be a demand in the East' for this crop. In every town of Nebraska tho process of loading this crop into cars would be going oil all over the state. As fast as the cars were loaded sight drafts would be drijwn on Chicago, New York, Baltimore and other market centers and by means of these sight drafts the balance of credit would be transferred from the East to the West. Every bank in every Nebraska town would be easy, money would be plenty nnd we would call that good times. Good times will come to tho Western farmer when the Eastern laborer goes to work, and not till then. What would it avail tbe Western farmer to see trainlonds of silver bullion passing through the country on its way to the Eastern, mint to be coined, if the factories in the East were still idle, and the people out of employment. Would the mere coining of these Western silver dollars make u demand The Badg-c of Free Trade. Oh, times they are bard, and money It scarce. - , ' We're viewing the fntcre askance; And thousand! of workmen, all Idle end- poor, . ••• Wear a patch on tho sent of their pant*, . pants, pants, Wear a paten on the scut ot their pant*. Abandon protection and hnrd time* will Btav, Onr troubles will only enhance; And millions of people will wear the new . badge, A patch oil tbe scat of their pants, pant* pants, ' . A patch on the scat of their pants. There's many a man who wanted a Chang*;. • You cnn spot liim the very first glance. There's a look that Implies wucu you KHZ* In his eyes ' Kick the patch on the scat of my pants, pants, Kick tlie patch on the scat of my pants. Sera u ton (Pa.) Xrlbun*. A Populist Belief. A resident of Pongblicepsie a few dayd ago received a letter from a friend iff Nebraska in which it is shown whatj the mciitnl caliber is of some of the be ; lievers in free silver. The Nfebraskan.j who wrote the letter heard a Populist explain the meaning of 16 to 1 to i group of attentive listeners. He said that if Bryan should be elcctj cd he would sell his grain this fall an demand payment in gold. Then he would go to the mint and receive $1<JOO in silver for c:ich $100 in gold, and with that silver he would pay off the mortgage on. his farm. He admitted that some of, bis neighbors did not explain tho meaning of 10 to 1 in the same way, but he. was quite sure be had the right understanding of it,. Such "a story seems almost too absnrd .to be true, but it may be assumed, ,log- .'.' ically, that a man who thoroughly and., honestly bcliev;s that, the carrying ont : of the financial policy laid out at Chi- ; cngo will believe anything else that ' • would reveal itself to normal mind* •»-' once as nonsense.—Albany Express. Not fa a Hundred. Bill Brvan fooled the voters In i'lKhtccu-iilnct.v-two; The promises lie made us Brought sown to me nud yon; Again .be would encuunt us By singing bopeful tunes; He red us soup too often— . He cnunot feed us pruiics. . v$ •; '•$ ••-•• •;•$ '•'i Another. _ The original and picturesque renso». .given by a Hopper to Popocra'tic silver- •" ism, residing in this county, is that "the'. price of steers went down while John Stnll w.is a state senator." Chronicle. . ,. Warren (O.).:''. ,r;Aj • : -•* in t.ho Other Foot. ; »i;| Syracuse Standard: Bryan is trusting "£•$$ to the left biud foot of a rabbit. Let him •.•;.; :rp3 look out for the right fore foot of au ele- i ; ; Sf! phatit. Tho Real Thing. ' . If it is true, as reported, that yonr. Uncle Benjamin Harrison is going to. make a Pullman tour, the country will soon be treated to an exhibition of rear platform work from a real artist.

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