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July 23, 1896

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

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Mrs. Anna Gage, wife of Ex- Deputy U, S, Marshal, Columbus, Kan., says: "I was delivered of TWINS i° less than 20 minutes and with scarcely any pain . after using only two bottles of "MOTHERS' FRIEND" DID KOT SUPPER AFTBKWABD. IWSont t>T Eiprou or Msll, ori rec^IPt of price. »lTOO p«r botlle. Book "TO MOT11EIW" mulled fro0. BBiDHELD BEGUUTOB CO., ITIANTI, fli. SOLD BV ALL DRUGGISTS. TIMETABLES. •D»lly. JDally except Bundny, • Leave Ari-lve. Bradforfl and Col....-12:60 a ra '2:«a™ Philadelphia & N. Y. ,»12:50 a ra • 2:46 a ra Richmond & Clnt!...,* 1:00 a m '2:20 am Ind'pls A Louisville..'12:45am '2:3Cam Effner * Peoria «3:05am 'l^SOam Crown Point & CM. .'2:55 am •12:JOara Richmond & ClntL.t 5:45 a m T11-.20 p m CroWn Point * CM..t 6:00 a m t7:»pm Montlceilo A EfTner 11**0 ft m t Ifl5 p »> Bradford * Col t7:50am t^JSpm Effner local freU,-ht..T 8:30 a m t 2:15 p m Ind'pla A Loulovllle..* 2:00 pm *l:30pra Richmond and Clr.tl..'2:10 p m 'J^Pm Bradford and Col,...'2:05 p m »l:10pm Phlla & New York....* -:U5 p m • 1:10 p m Montlceilo & Effne.-..t 2:20 p m t7:Wam Chlcaco «l:35pm «l:55pm Chi * Intermediate..* 4:30pm '12:30pm Kokomo & Rich t2:30pm tll:00am Bradford A Col -f<:30pm t!2:»* m J A McCULLOUGH, Acont. Logansport. WEST BOUND. ji, i'ii, '1)1 imp .cull) (J frr... !t. Lnil«llnillid(!iillr, 'old ri<H.T ..... ] flst J i II (.tilly. -old no IT' .......... ..... t HDMI.I Clly npus,» (lullj ' i.iu i o -il .. -'EC tip" i-s cull) ix mi '«l <] I'" 1 l6 '' No. EAST BOUND. 2 N Y. 4 Boston Urn d dally 'old no 42, 8 >'ast mull iliiilr, 'oidtio4<i •4 Atlantic Lira callj ex Sim 'old no -M, 74 Local frt. Atcom. dally ex San ......... EEL RIVER DIVISION. WEST BOUND. l!- ; n p m 10-J-l Ii ill S:17 P m .. 3:J3 u in - M W " ro ,. 2:41 n m »:•« a m ,. 4:52 p m 12 60 p in No35nrrlve.. No»7»rriva. EAST BOUND. No 36 leave No 34 leave .... ...10:30 a m .. 2 35 p m ..10:45 a m T ra VANDALIA LIN*. TRAINS LEAVE LOQAN8PORT. IND. .KOB THE NORTH. No G forSt Jos-ph, ilnllJ e-< Sunilny....K>;.1l" » m No 14 ror Pt .fowph. ilnl y i-x SH. 'Hiy 6:ifi :i in Tiozf) lor!-t Juffi'li. i-.i. J ii •• 4;•-':! ii m No in in Si.loen.li Sir 'li'j w'J ':"" " '" No 8 ei Sunday lor tout i *)hd 8 S5 p in No (i Efts thrones parlor c*r, li.dlannpolls to South Bend via Colmx. No 20 has through sleepers, St Louis to Mackl nBW " . FOR THE BCUTH No 13 tor Torre Haute dallf ex Sun ~ 13 a ni Noll for Terr* Haute dullj ex Sun 2:1.5 p m No 21 dnllj ex Sunday H:w a ni No 13 haa throunh parlor car, Sogth Bend to • ]r,dlnnapoll.i Tlncoiriuc, No 21 has ihrcngli Sleeper, MacklnBW to St Louis. Arrives No 15 i!nlly except Sunday »&> P m No 17 Sumlny only W*) P "> For complete tJme card, g-lvlnsr al] trains and stations, and for full Information ag to rates, through cars, etc., address J. C. EDQEWORTH, Agent. Logansport. Ind. Or, B. A. Ford, General Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Mo. • ' Jnoiapo AIOYX In 80 HAYB. CurcM Parent*,BleeploitineiH, Nightly EmfiH ,, iloni cic.. cainoil t" pwt ubnvoi, Elreii rljor and «li» toihninlipnorganij.-and quIcIdiTiutsuroly restores '• IUM Mmndiod*« old » r yo<"i(t. jEwlly c»rr1c4ln vo»t fScli^t. rrlco»1.0««p»cltft|{«. j 8Ixlor«5J»Owji'.- " KJoii*mS5'(oii 1 but.|»»Ht on burins 11JJJAHO, - rnmcdy for r , (Jloet. bpt-rmnvorr*- X u Wh'rf*. unn nt ii>- ,i Um cfwrgixi, or »ny vDfliimma "-ion, tri-ltfitiun or • ulccra . . tioa of .m 11 oo UB mom or Boot in plain vmfV't, by «ipru«'i| prt piilil, for KJX>, or 3 l.oitlw..»?.«. Circular Kiut uu ri'iuuBl Wo«&4* Old SOMII Bnni. ••- • -Por woondt/old sores and trnrna, Bra;"•". atlian ; Balin,lsof priceleM value. .Por ' cnt», wounds from, gunshot, .broken • glass, or torn flesh it almost instantly .' stops the pain and bleedinfr, prevents • inflammation, prevents lockjaw tn all '"•cases* if used at once, and. heals like ' jnajric.' It deauses old sores and ulcera " from "proud flesh," killi the microbe t which causes the formation of pus, thus • stopping, the discharge, .and promotes granulation and healing wore rapidly •"• ; tkan anyknovra remedy. ForBruines, .' :• "Sprain*, Bums, Blackened;Eyes, etc., it 1« eqn»lly.prompt and efficacious..; It is ind»p«B&able '.in' every factory ; and home. See Testimonials in circular. ' ........ fneumpnia., . . i . . Mri, A. J. Irfiwrence,. of Beaver, i I\a.: •' Wys:'-"Br«jlHan Balm brought me opt: .Vj.of a Mivere'attack'of .pneumonia in ;,.; ••plendid shape. -.It i»;» wonderful rem- ; ,.: ^edy.for cough*andloEg troubles. jAlso "for outward 'u«e,' for 'burns, -cold »ore»' •' ': -and chapped hands and face,'it core* lite magic. It it .InvaJuable'In the fan>>* ily." i ... , Jo»l»h Bacon, conductor on the P. W. . & B. 1C R;, Myi ,*BraziU«n Balm cured • •, -me of inveterate caUrrhwhich I had.for. ', .8^. ye«rs.'' r ' BraiiUan'Balm'killi, the -' a c«tarrh inicTotwV'mnliinjf "araiu^al cure. FACTS. Brniillan Balm curMcoIdi, old coughi, ,; , eronc, bronchWi. and:, pltnriijr; like Connlmird 1'roni Kmn-tJi resents onr vast sums' of coined silver, can keep it at a parity with all other forms or money. "But it was R.ecn that tins government alone could not go beyond" its $000,000,000 of silver and silvor certificates without bringing on the distress and ruin that has overtaken Mexico and other silvor basis countries. • Silver Colii»B« niul Lower I'rluc*, Now what is the chief claim in behalf of tho policy for tho free coinage of silver. Senator Honry M. Teller and its Other able advocates give it thus: "The prices of all products have gouo down because there is not free coinage of silver." Let us see whether these are facts. The office of money is to effect the exchanges of products. Wo don't eat it nor wear it, but we buy with it what wo want to eat, wear aud use. Mr. A wants a barrel of flonr, aud in property of his own has only lumber to pay for it. He offers lumber for the flonr to Mr. E, but B tells him ho has no use'for tho lumber, and so A sells his lumber, receiving for it a $5 bank uote, gives that to Mr. B for the barrel of flonr, and thesalo is completed and tho ex- chance is made in paper money, at tho same price it was held in gold. Similar exchanges are made thousands of times every day. Sometimes in greenbacks, sometimes in bank notes, sometimes iii silver, sometimes in gold, aud sometimes in silver certificates. But always at the same prieo for the article sold. Every one knows that is true. It makes no difference whether a bnshol of wheat is measured iu a wooden or a metal measure, or weighed on iron or gold- plated scales, the price is tho same if it is exactly 60 pounds. It makes no difference whether the 50 yards fif muslin is measured by a wooden or goldhncd yardstick, it sells for the samp price if tho yard stick is exactly three feet long. Tho price of all products arc the same, no odds what the bushel, or the yardstick, or the dollar is made of; that is, if the bushel is 60 pounds, and the yardstick just three feet long, and the dollar is as pood as the best dollar in the world. No man in Ms right mind will deny such plain propositions. But if wheat is very scare it will bo higher, and if very plenty it will be lower in price. If tho supply of muslin is less than the demands of tho market, it will raise in price, and if greater tho price will go down." If the supply of dollars of all kinds, equal in purchasing power, is less than is needed to effect tho ox- •ehanges of urBducts and property, then the purchasing power of tho dollar will go up, but. if the supply of dollars of all kinds, of equal purchasing power, is equal to the demand then their power to purchase remains tho same. Now let us see how it has boon as to tho supply cf dollars of equal purchasing power during the many years of falling prices of products, both of tho farm and factory. Here are the facts and figures tak'on from the official reports of tho superintendent of tho mint and from the official reports of other government officers. Products di'd not go down to low prices until after 18.70, and wo will quote from these official reports, beginning with that year: Amti of money la Money In circu- Years U, S. pur capita, lation pcrcaiuta l»7(i S-'l.K . SI".;'.' 18HO IH.U4 11.4} ' 18(10 3-1.2* -•«Thus it is seen that in proportion to population money steadily increased from 1879 to 1890; from $21.52 for each person to $34.24. This consisted of gold and silver coinage, treasury notes, silver certificates and bank notes, the dollar of oach kind being exactly equal in purchasing power. And so these facts from tho rec9rds show that nothing has gone down in price because there was a lack of money of equal value, But it is claimed that prices have gouo down because of a lack of silvor coinage, Hero are the facts from the official government records ou this point, taking two of our leading farm products for tho comparison: • . Money Sllvwreoln- clrculn.- •\Vkcat ' Corn _ IIKC In .tionpor 1S7- 12-1 ibfl • sisiMBS IfUH 1S73 }'M !« 4,024,747 18.W i(.*i *!U U4 ' (1,851,770 1M3 lira liw .« . : iwwj&n , i7.m IK-- ins ii'> • ss':i(i3,'in, r > , ir>ji& 1878 77 ^31 • SMI8.85i> I''*' 187U lili -SJ 'SI-W'S- $1? IKSO .91 .»» .lU'JU'TH "v-i • IftSl l.li'o .M LT^O.KVJ «Ki I 1B»I 'ill ' 'Is ' i&mlHiS EMM JWO-J .i'L >;•; • ou ru win •>» (lit iRtu (U .3-D so,ryH,DtK> ^«.u-> iw '."T Jg - ^»1;'; »g IKSfl 08 ^" tfi^'PO^Ci' 61.t\* Io8i .'W .J* Q.l'/vtr'(uut "" SH IfttH • (I"' ^4- Kv*-'), 1 ' 1 ^' *~.fv 1KJW ^ -i'r • '??. or-. JIMI (Oil !>•' iV> KW . .83 iS .OU The circulation of money per capita in 1894 was $24.88, though, tho average price of \vVeat that year was only 49 cents a bushel. Here it is soon that wheat was higher when. there was tho smallest coinaee of silver, aud lowest when there woS the greatest amount of silver coined. Those facts thoroughly disprove the charge that wheat went down because of small coinage. Lower Prices of Other Tiling. Here aro tho figures from tho markets on the prices of other things for tho 15 years named, showing how rapidly and greatly the prices- of manufactured articles "went down, thus showing that agriculture and manufacturing are an the. same boat, descending the. sumo Btrcatn of low prices: '. . '. 1880. 1885. 1800. il«H.! ' 1 ' ' >f Mo*ln? MncWnos.... Far HO IK) 125 66, Stcefpiows .• • ~2 .*'• },?' }' Chilled Plo«'B ,17 " J? ."y: , j« Cultivators : .vV »•• r';.:.-' s 'i • ••In the-same, period, .bar iron wont. idown more than one-half, naius from '$4 50 to *2 per keg,t'and sheeting, 1 shirt- inn' calico," silk*, worsteds-, ivna 'all' •woolen goods, flecrefced, in ; prices still, /neater. • -Thus every. Btaple .article,.^ 'ajnicnltwe and 'manufacture decreased to tricek'nearly'altt»- : 'jn-;th'e'-piwt,15--to^ ^20' year*. Let it' aUio'be. u'oted.that : nn- der the law. of aupply and demand,.in... terest on ,Jnoney dwing.th.is period iwient down frdm 10 and 8;to 6 and 5 per -cent •When the money !in::cironlation per capita was only. :»18,; the ^interest rate ,wa»8 to 10 per cent, but, when cumula- tion ihereased 'to ; $84'.88'"-perT'capita the interest rate went-down:.to^and;6 per .-!.,,•: mi-w i^_fwtf;«««»ilv atm'.nAfnajid!•' as feoQ us me ciaes 61 tne ocean, toncn- iuc aud governing all prices as well as interest rates. All of the kinds of mou- oy being equnl with gold, hare is the proof that gold has noc advanced in price. Tlio interest rnte of gold is about one-half lower than it was 80 years ago, Tho True Heiinonn Tor Lmrcr Prices.. Of course there aro causes which have tended to u decline in the prices of various products, but the facts given show conclusively that the luck of silver coinage was not one of them, Hon. B, P. Shively, iu his speech accepting the nomination for governor of Indiana, said: • . • Close your ilourinc mills to wheat and tho price of wheat will go down; declare that coal shall not be burned as fuel and conl will KO down, while the price ot wood will eo up. The close of our mints to Ml-. ver seut up the price of gold, nnd sent down silver. The official coinage reports show, as have been quoted, that silver went down tho most rapidly in price while the nation was coining it in greater quantity than had ever been known in the his- torv of the world. The mints were not closed to silver during the period of its rapid fall in price, and so the mill aud wheat illustration is not applicable: Mr. "9V alker of Massachusetts, and all other noted writers on political economy, hold that scarcity or contraction of money does have a marked tendency 111 lowering prices. But decreasing prices of neither agricultural nor manufactured products can be charged to this condition in the United States, for the circulation per capita has steadily been increasing since 1867, when it was olS.Sb, find reached its highest point in 1803, when it was $24.83. Thus the facts show thnt prices of nil commodities, .including wheat and other farm products, were higher when the circulation of money per capita was smallest. So it is very plain that other reasons than the lack of money in circulation will have to bo looked for. The real causes of lower prices are found readily enough when we accept- tho law upon which the world has always acted, that of supply aud demand. The causes leading to linger supply are fonnd in the invention and construction of improved machinery. b y which ouo man does what it formerly required four to do. Putting tho cause in a single sentence, it is the application of science to production, by which much mauniO I bor is saved. This improved machin- i -y is found everywhere, in tho field and 'aotory. but to a larger extent in the fiiiitury. where prices of products have decreased greater and more rapidly than elsewhere. Showing the treud of supply to demand, and consequently lower prices in agricultural production,- consider the conditions in 187(1, before self- binding harvesters were invented, by which one man does tho work of three or four. That year we grew 280.000,000 bushels of wheat in the United States. The harvester and other improvements then came; the railway systems'were extended into the great wheat growing regions of the northwest, and now our average yearly wheat crop is 450,000,000 to 500,000,000 bushels. Prior to 1870 Argentine and other South American countries imported wheat and flour to supply them. But in 1S85 Argentine increased its wheat production to 100,000 tons, and has, now become an important wheat exporting country. Australia, India and Russia, hnvo all greatly increased the production and export of wheat. The application of science to production has reached all countries, and hence the supply has increased faster than population and demand, till now the world's wheat crop is annually from 2,300,000,000 to 2,700,000,000 bushels. Russia, alone increased her wheat production from 250,000,000 bushels in 1S91 to 474,000,000 bushels m 1895. These facts are ample in their explanation 6"f the decrease of prices down to 1892, when under the influence of two successive annual crops in this country, averaging nearly 000,000,000 bushels' each, prices .went down to 1 67 cents-per bushel. But there was another cause entering into the extremely low prices of 48 to 5o cents a bushel for wheat during the vears 1893 to 1895. During this period several millions of people were out of work, by the shutting down of factories ^ undsr the .influences at work during that period, FURTHER NOTES ON THE SILVER QUESTION. Silver nnd Gold.: ; The new Standard Dictionary of the English, language defines tho word bimetallism as "The concurrent use of both gold. aud silver ai. money," This nation, therefore,,», a bimetallic conn- try, iw it has boati and is using about $600,000,000 ; eiicn : of silver and gold. Under the ' debased price* of silver in the markets of the -world, hutpry shows that the naticjig tfcttt.have adopted ,frc'e coinage of silver.haTO at once gone to a silver basis,"ceased-'• practical bimetal-' lism.aiid have-become silver monometal- list.countries, -Hoi\%ihall we be guided in the present except by the light of the past? Silver monometallism means the loss of our $000',000,000 of gold as money, to become a-camn*odity, at a premium.- •• for speculation; a»d . a tremendous shrinkage o* oor money volume. ;Debt« If weiftO'tO ft fi^War basis, what currin« uovr points plainly to what would become general, and sliows that people in debt ivrisl' with' unpaid mortgages would' bo'the' greatest sufferers. Maoiv loaning comjiaJiieB.-Have ivlready put the gdld'.'clanfle' in. their notes, and are now; renewing -iwd 'extending loans only -where.partial irUl gife such notes," or are forectoi^,mortgages \yhere.they will'iiot'do'so in--order to secure, or get back-their money'befoie a silver basis,is jooched and. the . money becomes.depre- ciated. . ', .This.isf.ottld, of . course, become 'general if 'a' free tilvor coinage party should get into poVer.- • And so anyone •canvreadily; see that .people; in debt aoid vitb mprtgages.-to, ptty .would be. 1 hurt more seriousTv than any.oth'er class,' for 'they could' not r jaiy'-<3tt debts'arid mort- '^a'gos with'the f cheap silver dollar, aud witb/.tiw sold okvaae-in Hie notes would hayo to. iufltie airpun^ ',and either buy gold"afc a'P^a* 11 * '.'P" W 'With; or pay : encragh inare r 8Jlver"'io jnake up.the dif. leraHc'e between the sral.Tie.of .gold and ail-- ™r rThuaoji»ofrt^tf^lings.would at once 'come 'to paja:, ,Ei;tti.er;n>ortgages i ailing due in'the' next few years- wOuW.hove to be paid off.or,~if''jen'ew.ed; .deb.tors; would-be-compelled.to_ sign a contract. for payment in..,gpld, r whicn, J W i onld cut off tha:;u6e: of..Klver;nnder-free coinage ibr'*nch:purpq^Mi.i;:A«;i:1»^ thi^right or sell wnowier,iryounaa turneayour i.-iuas aiKl.othcr property into money nnd were managing your own affairs, you would want to loan 100-ceiit dollars and bo repaid in (iO or ?C-c'ent dollars? Ask and answer the question to yourself. It is a very plain matter. On n Sllvur IJuwU. By free coinage of silvor the Central American states, South American states, Japan, China and Mexico, went quickly to silver monometallism. These countries have the smallest money circulation per capita of any in tho world, and all their material interests are more depressed than any other nations of tho earth. If history and facts are worth anything, these "silver nations have millions of dollars worth ou this subject. irow the Silver. Iln»U Would Work. Take a sample of our foreign commerce and let us see how a silver basis here would operate to onr hurt. The five nations with whose people wo have largo commercial dealings are France, Germany, Great Britiau, Belgium and Holland. For 10 years past, they have bought from us over 80 percent each year of our exports of wheat, flour, meats and other products, and we have received from, them $250,000,000 of gold credit yearly, more than our purchases of their products, as balances in settlement. With this gold credit, we have bought double the amount of coffee, tea, sugar and other products as we could have bought with free coinage silver. Under free coinage of silver and on u silver basis here, all of these countries could gather up silver all over the world, send it to the mints, have _it coined, and thus depreciated, force it in payment for our-wheat, flour, meat and dairy products, cotton, etc., at 100 cents on tho dollar. Any one can readily see who would be the sufferer. The losses would all roach back to die farmer, Silvor nnd Gold Standard. It has already been stated" that, beginning with 1871, 10 commercial nations stopped silver coinage, and the cessation of such coinage by Groat Britain was in 1816. France once hnd the idea that singly and alone, as somo people think now, she could have eqnal coinage of tho two raetals. After the long struggle she found it impossible, and it is plain now that international agreement on a ratio can alone bring about the larger use of both metals. The opinion and wish for this is now increasing rapidly all over the commercial world. With the United States, Franco, Germany, Belgium and Holland, and some others of the. commercial nations joining in an agreement, it is believed that under "favored nations" treaties and agreements in trade, such discriminations could bo exerted as to induce Great Britain to sec its advantage m joining the bimetallist movement, and thus would come the larger use of botli metals the world over. Increuiod 1'rodiicUon uf Silver and Gold. .The well known statistician of the world, Mr. Molhnll, who is authority everywhere, gives the following figures showing by years and periods the amount of both gold and silver iu the world: Tons, of Tons of Y,>,. rs Gulil. Silver. Irt4? r9 - 3,6~i 113,0110 {So ....7IM1 145,000 '"""' •The American gold production of last year was-$50,000,000, a largo increase, aud the world's product of gold is very rapidly increasing, which if it continues a few years, will do much to adjust the ratio of value between the two metals, and nid greatly iu bringing about international agreement. Prncticiil Ilcunlt of-Freo Coinage. Sixteen ounces of fine coinage silver at 1C to 1, the legal ratio, mnkes $18.60 of silver, but can be bought in the market as merchandise for $9.94. If we give the rich silver mine owner.?, mid speculators the privilege .of free coinage, they can mine or go into the world's markets and buy the bullion to make the .$18.60 of coin, for $9.94. "When they do that, they will put it in their own private vaults, and thank .the public. But who would ic benefit? Not one of the 70,000,000 of people of the United States could get a dollar of it, unless he has meat, bread, clothing or something else the enriched silver man would want. : When the nation, •wauts'uiore fine standard paper to print pTonnbacks.. treasury notes, and-silver certificates on, it goes into-the. markets of the world and buys it at the ruling prices. ' Why should it stamp th'e silver : of the speculator in silver bullion, worth only $fl.94, and turn it over to him. worth §18.00? How'It'Operate* Jn Mexico* ; Mexico.is. a free coinage country-and ims ftouc toatilvei-basis. Its'circnlatiou of money per capita is not one quarter as large as ours. The breudstuffs aud meat and other products are much lower in .prices than in .the United States.' Its silver dollar has a 1 /, grains more of silver in it than ours, but 'compared with ours aud the world's standard,.-buys but a little over 50 cents worth of anything. The men who do the hard work ou the farm, in the rni'uos,'.shpps and elsewhere, receive from 15 cents to •«! a ; day in Mexican money. In South America, Japan and China, all tree coinage countries, wages- are still, lower, and the money as'bad as in Mexico. Coined Silver on Hand, The nation has coined nearly S600,- 000,000 of silver, but has-about four- fifths of it tin hand: The silver on hand and not called for would load a-train : of 2-horxo .wagons nearly. 200 miles long. The nation offers.to pay express charges to any part of the country to anybody who will'giye:ui equivalent for it: It is not a scarcity of money th'at'is ths.mat- ter 'but a.scarcity of customers;to bike •it -and-nse it... -If tendhillions a mouth more were coined, i'tha* could 'nor help, anv one'who has nothing to give in- exchange for it, nor make bu*i»ess more•brisk, nor: the. .times-better. ., . . Jlrlef. Outline of . 8ilv«r. Coluooe. .Acts. . ,- Iii. 1792, by,th«.iBrst coinage..act,-the silver dollar, contained:4'10 gi'aihs of Silver. That law contiuued"in force till 1834-7; though iu 1884 the weight of'the gold eagle" ($10) piec« was reduced from 2?0 L to'^BS-'graiug:' 1 • Iii 1887. the ratio of silver- to gold ^not being, an .equivalent at; the ifiujket price of the two metalu, the silver•dpllar was reduced tram- 416 to • By'to^eacbof congress in 1858 the gov- erument quit coining silver f or indiTid-, uals .-("free :-cpinage"J >nd. parchwed. silver bullion at'the market pnce and coined it on government account, the policy which ^England bad adopted 80 \ AJLAifrnfo ^i^ftsrA-^-feV^likTili-j COLUMBIAS AT ONCE. The Columbia you want is re.idy for you. Not a day's delay, if you choose regular equipment. We have been preparing for months to meet the present great demand. MOO TO ALL. ALIKE Tandems, *I50 Men's Golutnbias Women's Columbias lanterns • THB STOCK IS COMPLETE. HARTFORD BICYCLES Such quality at such prices is'unheard of. Bi:t Hnrtfords are lenders in both price and coodness. Kegr.hr models resdy for denvery. crs in both price and goodness. Kc-gr.b POPE MFG. CO., Hartfor^ Conn. Kmnch Stores :ini! .•U'-nci'-s in "imo^ every ciiv r.. ,'. :^" -. • ••i:..-V 1 ..-> :'- BEST THE WORL-P u- For keeping the System In a Healthy Condition. CURES HaadaoH « CURES Constipation, Acti on tho Liver and Kldn«y«. PurlHM «M Blood, Dispels Colds and Fevers. Baautlfle* th» Complexion an« M K and Rofreshlna tf> the Ta»t«. • SOLO BV ALL DIWOOtST*. nic«ly Illustrated elfhtT-pMre tincrtB Story Book c ina to erery porckuw *• of Llocoln Te». Price IBc. A»ky«udr»MrUt.or UBOMJI T»* Co-Tort W. For Sale by B. F. KEBSLINQ. "A Scorcher." Tobacco Dealers say, that "BATTLE AX' f is a "scorcher'* because it sells so fast. Tobacco Ghewers say t it is a "scorcher tf because 5 cents' worth goes so far. It's as good as can be made regardless of cost. The 5 cent piece is almost as large as the other fellows' JO cent piece* years oeiorc. isy tnis.act tiie weight or all-subsidiary silver coins was reduced iu weight in order to prevent it from being melted for manufacturing and to keep it at home aud' in circulation, for like the 412K- S 1 ?" 1 dollar under like proportionate weight, it.would be melted for plate, etc., as it wa* 3% .cents m value ribove gold at the ratio established. 'The5-ceut piece, or. uickel, was authorized in 1866, .being % copper and % ovti' • • • • The next, change was that of 1878, when the trade dollar was authorized, •of 420'frrains. chiefly'for competing with tliD-Mexican dollar of 418 grains, foruse iii trade with Japan.aud.China, .as here- tofore'explained. , - ' ."" . „ ' Then in 1878 the 412^ gram dollar was ifeitored to '.the coinage, in deference to the great clamor, for it by the silver producing .states. ,, "."''•... ' ' Finally,- uiider the • misapprehension 4 hat 1 the- value bf.-uncpined;:silver in the open markets would adyance,to the old price under th'e 412#Brain ratio, the act of 1880 was' passed; directing the gecre- biryof the treasury to bur 54,000,000 ounces of silver yearly, about the entire JUnencun prooucr, not used in trade. I But 10 commercial nations had ceased coining silver aud with so great a demand cut off, in three years silver went so low in pncc that the poverumcnt was compelled to repeal the law of 1890 to save the country from a debased currency nnd disaster. Advice From the South. Charleston News anil Courier (Dual.) No party that ties to dishonest money can succeed iu this country. Tbe south especially is interested in the mainte« nance of a sound currency, ^he south, more than any other section, »ux>nld support the gold standard. The south will suffer more than any other part of the country-from free silver coinage. The north and east will be able to take care of themselves when the deluge comes. Tho SlnniPse. hnve .«rreli n stiper.*titou8 dislike of odd mirubcif liunt they stndi- ously (rtrive to have m Uieli; house an even-number of windows, doors, room*. closets, etc. "

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