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Iota Gray's COKNER. On new fall goods. While many merchants art- stuck on unseasonable goods and are using every moans possible to put Mom onto their customers, John Gray comes to the close of the season to grand shape and is able to take advantage of the very low Eastern markets tot cash and gives his customer Clean now fresh gc<xls away below old carried over stock. P. s.—Come and. see the difference. DAILY JOURNAL. •• nblUhed every day In the week (except Monday) t>y the Losaneport Joui- nal Company. W. 8. WRIGHT JL HARDY C. W. GRAVES.. ••. B. BOTER President vice Prenldent Secretary Treasurer Pries per Annum. price per Month.. Official Paper of City and County. (Entered as second-claw mall-matter at tko Logansport Post Office. February -8. REPUBLICAN TICKET. Fi>r preitltlei"*' McKlNLKY JU. of Oliln. for Vlue-rro*l<lei'<. OARBEXT A. H01IAKT »f New Jerrtoy. For Governor, JAH£^ -V MOUNT of Month-ornery county i-or lieutenant Governor,' W H HAGGAKD of Tli>iii)Ciuiou County. • * ' For Secretary of Stut«, •WILUAM U. OWEN of CM* County. For Auditor of State, AMKBICUSC..I>AlI.KVor lluone county. For TreaBiirer of Stiite, FRED J. SCHOLZ of VWHlerberg county. For Attorney Geneml, WTXtl AM A.KETCH AM of Marlon county For Reporter of Supreme Cuurt, OHAKI.ES F.REM V oniiirtholomew Wtor8uperlnten<le,,tof 1'oblle I.mtruotlou, » jf.GJEETINO of Harrison county For State StBtlntlciin, 8. J THOMPSON of Sholliy county. For JtulKen of the Appellate Court, Flr»t District, WOODJ'ORD BOllINSOX of Glbnon county ^^ Second Dl»trli:t, .•W. K/HEMKir of Biinh county. 'Third Dintrlff, • D. TV. COMSTOCK of Wayne county Fourth Dl»trlct, JAMES «. BLACK, of Marlon county. Fifth Dlntrict, V. %• WII.EY of Henton county. Electow <«t Lar«e. IH G.THAYKK.CH AS. F.JOES. ^ FOR CONGRESS, GEORGE W.STEELE, For Joint Reprencntjitlvc, WJ1HAM T. WILSON of C.wH county. Wmt Hepre-tentntlve-CHARLES B. LONG- J[^ro»ecutor-CHAKLKS E. HALE. ror Clerk-JOSEPH G. GKACE. Ill TTe»M,rer-BEN JAMIN F.KEESLING For Sherltr-I. A. ADAKS. For Survey or-A.H. DODD F«r Coroner-»K. J. A. DOWNEY. ForA.»e..or-JOSEFHMARR. FwCommlKloner, Flr»t Dlntrlct-JOHN QKHRAllD. ... For CommLKlooer, Third Dl.trlcl- ABRAHAM SHIDELER. COMPARE THEM. "The Republican -party Is unreserved.,|y for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the resumption of specie payments In 187.0; •Jn«e then every dollar has been as good «* gold. • "We are unalterably opposed to every .measure calculated to debase, our currency or impair the credit of our country. We a-re therefore opposed to the tree coinage of silver except by international agreement with the leading commercial nations of tie world, which iwe pledge ourselves to promote, and un- •til then such gold standard must be preferred. • "All our silver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with g«ld, and we favor all measures do- •Igned to maintain inviolably the obli fallows of the United States and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the standard of tho most enlightened nations of the earth." —Republican platform. "\Ve demand the. free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 10 to 1, without waiting for tie aid . or consent of nny other nation. We demand that the standard silver dollar shall be a full legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts, public OES private, and we favor such legislation as will prevent the demonetization of any kind ol legal ten- ter -money by private contract— Demo- jratid ulfltform. We demand free and unlimited ooin- . -« 8 e of silver and gold at tine present lo..gal ratio of 10 to a.—Popiilist platform, . 3802. . , . . . . . ' 'i We hold to the use of both gold and •liver as the standard money of the country, and to the eqlnape of both gold and allver, without discriminating against either metal or charge for mintage, but the dollar unit of .coinage of both metals mwt.be o! equal Intrinsic and exchangeable value or be adjuited through International agreement or by such sofoguards of legislation a* ehall Insure .the maintenance of the parity of tlhe two metals and the equal power of ovci )• dollar at all times In the iuarlt- ets and in payment of debt, and we demand that all paper currency shall be kept .it par with and redeemable in such coin. WE MU.ST INSIST OI>ON THIS'' POLICY AS ESPECIALIA". NECESSARY FOIl' THE FHOTEC- TIOX OF THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FI-RST AND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCY.- Democratic pl.-iifonii, 1S02. A farmer out wost grow suspicious-DC banks and drew Ms money out, $200 lu gold and $200 In silver. Ho took the •money and'hid It in. hits house, the'sll- vor In cue place and the gold tu another. Shortly afterwards his house was- struck by ligbtui'iig and burned down. He dug the melted metal out of the ruins and took it to town, the gold in one lum'p, tin; sUver lu another. He got two hundred dollars for the.gold, It was worth as much as bullion us it was as coin, but he pot only $120 for bis silver, lr.< bullion va-lue. That farmer is a gold man today ;is I<s- every fanner who investigates the subject. The silver Republican bolters say of tho Chicago convention's work, "It 1ms nominated candidates of snob unusual,' uiK[UMtiouaWe con-victlons in favor of the bimetallic policy." "Unusual," the convictions may be but unquestionable they eertai-uly are not. In view of tue fact that Mr. Bryan has been for years sustained by a bureau nt a salary for making silver spell-binding speeches-, and that Mr. SewaM was sent as a gold delegate to the silver convention, and is 1 possessed of ,?D,000,000 mostly in the sound momsy that his followers desire (o elicnpen. It is not at all probable that tlie next- 1 House will have a majority favorable; to the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 1C to 3. When it becomes a demonstrated fact that Wiore Is no danger of this country adopting the silver standard in conducting the business of the country, prosperity will come again and, with lower taxes on the necessaries of life, every kind of business will boom again. —Pharos editorial, March 12, '00. A see-saw system, now silver, then gold, now ir> to 1, then 10 to 1, and again 32 to - 1, can' not be railed bimetallism-,, but the sllvcr- itcs say that -America enjoyed that ^•stem to lucr eariy -history as a Uiiion of States. TBie trufflt Is, gold and'silver wore never kept at an equality In rho clrcuiltLtJon. One diisappea-red as Us follow appi-cc'ilaited through! causes. AVhen a silverlte is asked why silver disappeared lu 1840 awl in tlie early 'fifties, he says it was caused by an over production and chwipenlng of gold. But he cannot be made to acknowledge that silver has gone through the same process, though its production is now annually four times as great as to 1870, when the ratio was 16 to 1. The United States acts Independently ,ta all o*her legislate, but the money question Is a bustaes-s proposition. It takes more 1ihan- one to nmke a bargain. A cnhnge to 'money standards ID .America is not a, liome proposiitfon,. unless, l&ke silver baste CWna, the coaetry Is to' Ix; f«Iint off flrom dither peoples. : • Major McKlnley voted for silver In 1S79. Since that time the white metal's value has changed from 1C to 1 to 32 to 1. There Is no doubt, as a friend to. silver, he would favor It at 32 to 1. That he would vote against It' at the rate demanded is certain. Thane is no degradation in the bus!-! •DMSS statement Hint'the debtor Is de^j pendent on the lender. It is a fact.; Xo amount of flowing words will ahiMjge comdMtoas. What is more, :a gold dcpenilcocy cannot be settled In silvw- at fifty cenite an 1 flic 'dollar/ .,. ^Vo/aife wiling Uiflt slivor countries sliould adTOUC-c. Ira every silver basis ccrunihry tlwre Is,Us roam for improve- inciut. We waaiit to cantlniue our own march, however. We wnmt no experiment wWfli tiliiings that Have been caW afhlc by our Jmfeiiws. ).J Today there are more sliver coins In existence and In'cireulaUon In this couti- try than there arc gold coins. The claim Ls made, that gold does all- tjie work. Then again tiie same man lioyl? because he rarely sees a gold piece. ;, ; A monetary system, entirely pro.v-lded for by law, but-entirely Ineffective, »o far as 'motutaiaiing btaetalBsm. Isi'eon- coraed, as was tbat-from 1702 to 1S73; Is something that Is not at all desirable. Tlhe American citizen who has investigated the money question has ucdoubt- eclly discovered that 'the Republican press presents -facts'while the free.sil- ver press appeals to prejudice. There is not a Democrat In Cuss county who does', not know that the Pharos advocates free' silver, knowing it to be wrong, and that l.t^advocated sound'money, knowing It to'be right.' A. prominent Democrat calls the. nomination of the boy-speaker, a. second Bryan atrocity. PERSONAL. J. ,T. Rott.criiiel f !N.tiil!ln« a weeks 1 vacation. Carl W. Kcllar, Mie tailor, lias gene to New York- ' ' ' Mtes Jo*lo. jGallas-ber is iu Fleldicr, Oli'o, visiting.- Putrid; Mabon-y mis at South Bend to spend Sunday;-- ^ Miss -Maud Cueter, l«? at Fletcher's Jake for a visit. ";' : Miss .lusfe Gallagher i's taklns a two- i.'eks' varan ion. Miss Mamie Stuart, tins pono to Car- liOKe, Intl., for a visit. . Joseph Qulmn of the Westsido was at Cincinnati over Sund.iv. ; Timothy McCarthy and family weif at. St. .Too. M'lcli., Sumlny. ', Miss Kittle SlmnalKin af W abash Is the giwwt o.f relatives here. • Joseph Bothfirmel Is spending a short vacation at Lake Maxinkuckee. ; Hei-ninn Dowenter Isnc St. Joseph;, Mich. He will make a lake tour. F. D. 'Hill was hero. Sunday from Tcrte Haute, fora visit wl.tb-friends.- B. X Talbott Is here front Chicago for a visit of a few days with .his family. • .Tolrn DcwoU'tCT was at Lafayette visiting relatives mid friends Sunday. C. W. Burginan,'tliG bicycle dealer, went to Chicago last night on business. "Miss Agnes.Bli^h has gone to Grand Rapids, Mich., loft'a. visit of two week,?. Mrs. A. MUle.r|fctarted yesterday for Grand Rapids. Mich., to visit relatives. Miss Sallio Grceiwfelder. Ls at Fort Wayne .for a visit wit'li her-grand-parents. C. B. rurcclU'or.ttie Trade Palace cloak room is 'taking ..u 'two-week's vacation/ M. J. Klopp of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Lopansponr, Is visiting iu the city. Mrs. .T. .T. Tapgart. and son have returned after a visit of several days at Plevna, Ind. • : '.,,Misses Eva 'Kfen-flcrson- and Bessie Da-lley -were iiere Sunday I'romKokomo visiting friends, \'"f••:'•'• Lew DeMuvt'ii of-Hiiutiugton, an engineer on the Lake Erie, Is visiting relatives in the'city,.':'-' :."-'"--''.' Richmond Item: Mr. .and Mr.?.-Ed Davis of Logansport, are the guests at the Arlington -bouse.. •• '-•••' • Ralph Kri-es and.Dennis Seybold, after a trip to Anderson on their wheels, returned home yesterday. •-:- . Mrs. C. N. Bollard of Chicago Is spending several- weeks with her parents of Berhleliem. township. Mrs. George .F. Herrick of Washington township .has...gone to •Washington Heights for a visit with' relatives. . - ; John Wilts went to Chicago last night. Miss Mary O'Leury Js spondin^her vacation making a tour of the lak't& : Miss-Edna- Erdley, who has bcen.vis- Rlng Miss Anna Kepler In tlie.Eastend, returned to South Bend yesterday., •: Bunker Hill Press: Miss Dona Neff came home yesterday from Logans'nort where she has been visiting ft?:-??? 11 , 6 time. ' ......... ,. -. •• i; .' ' Huntiugon. Herald-. Sisters., wiiq.bave.. been In this el-ty this.week attendlngjhe retreat, returne'd^'to Logansport this morn-Ing. • ,<•• .-.. . -. - - I Mi*. Andrew- Flynn, who, wJ,th,hi>r sister, Miss Minnie Cromer,.'has been at St. Joseph, Mich.,.for an outing, has returned home... ,.,,,-. ,. •,..-. .-.;-. Peru Chronicle.;,mss : Lizzie Weiduer, went to LogausporUoday called on. Jic- : count of the-slckness of her little niece, a daughter of Mr,.and,..Mrs. Frank Albert. - . , :•.-... -. :.-..;•, -' '• : : Lafayette : , .Courier: - Miss,..Margaret Dolan has returned to. her home at Logansport after a three-week's visit with Mrs. T. H. Sheehan and daughter Esther. ••:-,•:;"•• i • . Peni Journal: Miss Frank Landls Arrived from Logaron>or.t last evening to. vtelt Mir. and 5trsi-Q.-J. ; S. Knmler.-..'. Miss Lizzie Weidner Is. ; in Logansport on account of the UbiCtBS of a child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Albert Masters RohDoIau, : Allen Nelson and Fred Murdock-and-Misses Crete.Skin- ner, Turessa Elliott, Florence Alexander, Rae WHlett; aiid-/JessIe Penrose have reutrned\froin< I-ake Maxinkuckee whore they wcrev.th'e guests of Master George Ro«s»..'. ; '• •">•'.•••<?<•' • ' ' ' . Wabaeh Tribune; Rev. E. L. Scmans of Logawport.twas'-thc guest of J. D. Smitli last evfcn1'U5"On his way -home from Wawa8eo.<:. ; ;Frecl Grover,. returned from Logansport last evening.- The Rev. 'H.'-A. -Perclval left yesterday for Colorado to spend a month's ' vncnJJon'. "• • ' ' • '• "'• " '"" ' Marion Chronicle:' Miss'Bertha Allen of Troy, Ohio?' 'wHb has been.'the T gne:st of relatives Ini'Xogaiisport, stopped on Iwrr way home this morning- and spent the day with' Miss Emily Gold-thwalie ... .Will Dunn-of Loganspo'rt will ar- -rlve tomorrow evening, and spent .a fe|w .days with the family of John Klley: : . ' FINED -FOR' ASSAULT: ':•'•'• ;" .Tony Shbckajney was.arrcs'teS Sunday afternoon oil a warrant charging hjm with assault and battery. j'jTlie eliarge was preferred by his slsfc^-In- law, Mrs. Mary jSchraerber, wbo.jjajs that he quarrelled with her and abustd (her in a brutal manner. Shockamey > (a blacksmith .employe*! at the Pan'han- dle shope ; and lives on .the.',.Sou;.!ifide. He was arroigrieij before Mayor MC-Kee yesterday morning and pleaded gTJIlty to the charge. He was iSned.!ft5 and costs wlik-hiaraWnted Iu all to $15. In default he .wafe committed to Jail for fifteen days. SEVERE STORflS. [n Many Parts ol Indiana and Ohio : Last Night. . • •• . ^ . - r ' Indiana was v crossed by a severe storm disturbances last night. The extent of the damage to life or property is not knqwn. Comuiuuicati'ou with many surroiiniling towns was cut off.. La.fayettc'fcported'by telephone shortly after nildnJght..fhat a .severe storm of wiiid a.nd..raiu wa-s raging in ihe neighborhood ol' that city,,and that it would be Impossible to answer telephone calls after that hour. The wires were reported down and communication,', destroyed between Marlou and Indianapolis, and between Lafayette and Indianapolis.. Heavy rain storms were reported west of this city. Lake Slaxinknckee was the scene yesterday of decidedly choppy weather. To'the East-the wind rode w'tb the storm kin?.. At Delpbos, Ohio, the- root of the Clover-Leaf round house was blown-offhand great damage was doue to properly in (.hat c-ity. Particulars ot the- disasters cowld mot be gathered In full off-account of the breaking of wives jn mncy directions. DEATH OF ISAAC PATTERSON. Mr.-Isnac D; Patterson died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth War- riok,. Sunday afternoon after a bria' illness. • He-was born In Koss county, O., iu'November, 1S20, and removed to this city with his parents in 1SSO. He followed the carpenter's trade until-the commencement-of his last illness. Mr. rattei-son'served lus country faithfully during-'t&p.'-Mcxican war'being one of the few surviving Mexican veterans living in this-county. He joined Co. G in the First Indiana Regiment and left the city for the seat of war .Tune Sth, ISio. Tlie-.regimeut joined the columns of General Taylor and sailed for Brazos on the G nit of Mexico, at the mouth of .'the-Rio Grande. Continuing by" laud they -went toward Monterey, reaching tliat-poinf-subsequent to Taylor's great victory. .-After the battle, Taylor cou- .tiuued'his'-mnrcli to Buena VJsia, where he won- n 'Still greater victory. Ilei-- •the columns turned back by orders of General Scott, and directed to'the coast where the two columns were sub-divided, one going to Vcra Cruz under Scott a.n-d the other .projecting in the rear of Scott's movements. Mr. Patterson remained with his regiment until the expiration of his time, when he returned to this city where he lived until his death. The funeral will be held this morning at 0 o'clock from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Warrlck. Services will be conducted by the Rev. M. A. Hnrlan of the Wheatlaud street M. E. church. The dead body of an unknown man was found by a fisherman In the Wa- bosh river, near Attica. The body and face wera covered with mud, and it is supposed .'that he was a fisherman on the WalKish river near Lafayette, and that the remaias floated down. The deceased was about 45 years old, sandy complexion and weighed near 150 pounds.' Nothing was found on his person, indicating his identity. The coroner decided 'thot death WR* caused by drowning...,, ri-.Tam.es E' .Br'yer, Vandalla agent at Morau, "shot'.himself yesterday afternoon. iHe'-wa's'ai years of age and his position as.a*Kent Is the first situation he had ever held.. ,No cause for his rash act is known, although It was rumored that he .waa^short in his accounts. This rumor/however, lacks confirmation..;. The lawn, fete whlclrwas postponed from-last week will be given, tills evening at the home of Prof, and Mrs. GlfreTfor/ the;benefit of the^omo for tbe.Friendless.; The. Military, band, will furnish;music for the occasion and refreshments wlil,.be served for fifteen cents/;,- :'i-'.- .. WUjlani.'kraft shot and instantly killed August .Srrlegel at a dance at Oelestliie.. But .few words passed be- tweenthcm,-nnd the cause of the^nar- rel Is not Stated. Kraft has been arrested. ,- He .is 21 years old. Hls.'yic- t,!m was 30 and a' ma-n of family. . ' : ' .-li . Frank :H:.H3off, principal of .the Adams county -schools nud Democrat central coramltteeman, is dead of black .diphtheria. .His mother was recently burled. At the-'time of .her death stie idld-notknoiw pf-Jier son's illness; ncj th- er did.he. know-of .her deatn. ; : ' A party-.o!. young .folks picnicked Sunday at Pipe Creek Falls, The trip 'out-and 'back was made la Borges's .brake. •• • The rig came near. upsetting, and-,sey,eral of. the party were thorough- ly.'.frtgliteoed. .A pleasant tlme.wa's reported. f ;i' ^•;.r-;- .t,- , . Maxinkuckee, experienced one. of the heaviest rain •'•. .storms of recent years yesterday rooming. Two sail boats cap- :gi2€d but no one was injured. Subscribe for.Ti'e Journal, 40 cents a month. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report, Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE WHY HE LEAVES HIS PARTY. An Old-Time Democrat C»nnot Follow th« Sllverlle*. Mr. Samuel Dickson, of Philadelphia, a lifelong, democrat nud on influential citizen, has resigned as a presidential elector on. the demociatic ticket. Among otlier rensons for his action, he gore the following: It is merely paltering with Wie truth to pretend to acquiesce jn the experiment ol trying- to make, tiie product of a day's labor in a silver mine worth two or five timee OK much ns tlie product of a doy's labor in a gold or an iron mine. At the present time the results of a day's work i-n oiie occupation are worth approximately nnd in Uic long- run as much, as in nny otlwr. To aflix an artificial value upoai ulrer ore is a dishonest and unjust discrimination against every aticx form of industry, and when it is done by calling it a legnl tender it is done at the expense of every class in the community exce.pt the money lenders ajid the money changers. With currencies of different value in circulation, the money lenders always thrive at the expense of the people, and the debtor must sufl'er more than the woge earner. It was a favorite saying of I/>rd Pnlmerston that a high raite of interest meant, a bad security, and the owner of money must charge for the risk if there ie a chance that when he lends a bar of gold he may be forced to take payment in a bar of silver, just ns the owner of a horse will hesitate to lemd it with a chance of being- given in return a sheep or a pig. That is all there is in bimetallism as a practical question as between the lender and the borrower, and, sofitatdd.it ought to be easy to understand why, until it is stated, hundreds of millions of capital are lying- idJe which would be at the service of the south and west if they were willing- to give back what they got. Toftditooli en Uocl« 8»m'« Farm. TRYING TO DODGE. Candidate Bryan App«aU «» Prejudice. . . i In ithe speech which gained him -the.- democratic nomination, lor president Hon. W. J. Bryan, of >*cbraska,-«ald j; jji., reference to what he termed "the great paramountissue:" "My frienaa.wc Bhall. declare that th» nation is able to leg* 'islaite lor its own people on every question without waiting 1 for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth, end upon that issuc'we expect to carry every single sta*e in this union." If this means anything it means that the "paramount issue" on which the gilyerite campaign is to be fought IB not free silver at sixteen to one, but the question whether this country is able to legislate for its own people. On thia Issue there can be no dispute. Of course the United States can legislate without the aid or consent of any other country. No advocate of sound money will for • moment deny Mr. Bryan's assertion, nor has anyone ever done so. If congress choose* to pass a .law that -the tide* shall never, rise more than four feet along 1 any part of our sencoast, it haa a perfect right to do so. If. the United States wishes to enact legislation forbidding the Russian thistle to grow, it is able to do so without the consent of any other nation. If congress chooses ito fix the price of sugar at four cents per pound, it can legislate to that effect without any nid from hated British or Frenchman. There \t no doubt about' our ability <to legislate on every question without asking anybody's consent. But if congress passes foolish laws will they have any effect? That Is th« real issue. Can the price of such a commodity At sugar be fixed by our laws? "Certainly not. Equally impossible •would it be to fix the price of silver at sixteen to one of gold. No believer in eound money thinks or says that we cannot pass a free and unlimited sixteen to one coinage law. They do say, and all tho experience of mankind proves that they arc right, that under such a law this country cannot alone maintain the value of silver at the present ratio. Mr. Bryan's attempt to run away from the question ns to our ability to raise tfoe value of all the world's sUver without the agreement (not consent, MS he «tatea It) of the great commercial nations shows the weakness of the silver cause. Confusing the ability to legislate, 'which nobody "denies, with th* ability to control value* by legislation may do for a stump speech. It will not deceive the American people, who know well, enough that our 'law* cannot Ix the .value of silver or of any. other labor product. . — Archimedea Is considered to be the founder of the iclence of physics. ___ JUSTICE BIGELOW'S VIEWS. McTHdK'n Orrat JurUt Tell* Who Coinage Will Injure. Chief Justice E. R. Bigelow, of the supreme court of Nevada, hod a-letter in a recent. issue of the Beno (>>"ev.) Gazette which states some of Jthe effect* of sixteen to one f reoooinage very clearly. Here is a part of his letter: It is not to be denied that the repub- liciins of this state are hard hit by tho action of the St. Louis convection upon the monetary question. The free coinage of silver is believed to be so much to the advantage of Nevada as a silver producer, and we have for so many years heard nothing but free coinage "at sixteen to one" argument*, that -we have almost come to the conclusion that noonecon think otherwise who is not a scoundrel bought with British gold. But there is.anotber side to the question that is believed in sincerely by million* of as pure -.patriots as any who believe in free coinage of silver. : Any wan who says that this country con alone double the value of all the silver of the world ond bring: it and gold to par is either ignorant of the-Jessons of the past or he willfully shuts bis eyes to them. If the freeeilverites carry the election this fail on their sixteen to one platform, it will not only paralyze business— it will utterly destroy it- There will be scarcely a bank or business house in the land that will not go down before the storm. It will sond gold to almost IOC per cent. premium, and, as roeasnred with silver, everything else will go up in value with It. but as it will take twice as many dollars as now to buy the same article it will be of no earthly advantage to rnyone except the man "'ho owes debts that he has not promised to pay in gold. His silver dollars will pay such a dobt just as during the war greenbacks would pay one, although worth but 33 cents on 'the dollar, but they will only buy half as much flour or clothing or groceries as now. But if 'he owes money to banks or money lenders— and who does not?— who have aJl protected themselves by gold contracts, he will have to take two of his silver dollars to buy one in gold, and nt the same time, owing to the general stagnation in business, they will be harder to pet. bold of than gold dollars nre now. It will be of no atkflntage'to the silver states, becansc their silver will be just as hard to get from the ground as now,. and a pound of it will buy no more steel br^jowdep or any of the necessaries of life thinvnow, But the laboring-man-wiT!! be the one who will suffeT^he-moxt.TheCom»tock miner will aidltget four dollars per day, the laborer- two dollars and -the clerk $60 toTTS-per-monthi-but it. will be In silver, and.-«n it is now in Mexico, tfrwill only -buy rfor hie family or himself one- half what-lt will to-day. The some -will be the-aise -with -the crippled veterans, their widows and orphans, who are now getting -pensions. .-Its effect will be- to scale thrfr, pension*. Its effect will be «to -scale Iheirpensionsoown one-half, •„ There js not one of the arguments of the nilverites that-cannot be completely and successfully refuted. Free coinage at -sixteen to one by this country alone cannot possibly -benefit anyone, bnt It can bring fearful distress upon all. Attacklnr Horn* Builder*. The silverite' candidate for president nominated at Chicago declared: "We are fighting for our homes, our families and posterity." Mr: Bryan neglected to say how a policy of debt repudiation and property confiscation •would establish more firmly the right .of men who build homes to own them: If, as he seems to think, the fact that some debtors are poor justifies *he wholesale robbery of creditors, wula not the-«aiue logic entitle the millions who have no land or homes to share the property of the farmers who have by hard work secured a home and a little wealth? Can an agitation which attacks capital and property right* te truly said to be a movement In defense of the prople's homes? There are about 5,000,000 Americana who have saved up a little money and deposited it in savings and other banks or in building and loan associations. A large proportion of the 5,000,000 have saved from tfceir email earnings in. hope of one day having enough to get a home for their old age. Mr. Bryain'* sixteen to one scheme would cut the value of all these savings In two. Is that a policy In defense of the American home? "Fighting for our homes" sounds well. Fighting to prevent the- masses from getting homes would be a more tmithful statement of £ the silverite agitation. ___ Will Uncle 6am Erer Be In Thl. CondUiomT U. S.—B'go«h! Worrt booze ever got on. If I get sober this time, I'll never rU H again. ' ' ••' • :

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