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Logansport, Indiana
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CORNER. On new fall goods. While many .merchants are stuck on unseasonable good* and are using every means possible' to put thoiii onto tbolr customers, John Gray 'comes to the close of tlio season In grand slmpo and is able to take ad- T»ntape of the very low Eastern markets for cash and elves hi a customers dean new fresh goods away below old carried over stock. p. g._Come and see tlie difference. DAILY JOURNAL. nal Company. ^ r-H 8 AMT^ MT "'"V.'.V.V.VIce'pfe.!d e .n l t C. W. GRAVES .secretary B. Bl BOYER "" """ per Annum Price por Month Official Paper of City and County. ntnterea as 9ocond-cla«s matt-matter at tfe* Loganaport Post Office. February 8. UN. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, ISOii. REPUBLICAN TICKET. WILLIAM McKlNLKY JK. of Ohio. for Vlce-I're»i<lent t .. BABKKTT A. HOUAttT of>'«« Junto*. For Governor, JAMES A MOUNT nt MonMcomery county ' 1-orI.Umt.iunit Governor, W. S. HAGGAllD i.t Tiiipe«»noe County, For S«cr«jt.nry of Stulo, WILLIAM D. OWKN of CUM County. For AwtlHor of State. AMEKICUS C..UA1LKY of Moons county. for Tr*n«iir«r of Stiite, VBKD J. SCHOLZ of Viimlerberg county. For Attorney General. WILLIAM A.KETCH AM of Murlou county For lleporter of Supreme Court, CHAKLKS F.M5MY of Barthplomew /Jsap.rh.t.n.lentof Public In.trUotlon, D M GKKTING of Hiirrlnon county For St»te stBtlnMcan, B J THOMPSON of Shelby county. »or JurtB«» <> r «"• Appellate Court, Flr»t District, -WOODFOIIB KOBI>-SO>-of Gibson county Second District, -W E. HENLEV of Bush county. Third District, D. W. COMSTOCK of Wayne county Fourth District, JAMES B. ULACK, of Marlon couHty.; Fifth District. U. Z. WILEY ofllmton county Electors at Large, H G.THAWSH.CHAS. F.JONES. FOB CONGRESS, GIOBG'E W. 8TEELE, ' ' For Joint Representative, WILLIAM T. WM-SON of Cam county. to, Bepreientatlve-CUARLES B. LOJi«- ^P™»«culor-CHAKLES E. HALB. VorSlierlir-I. A. ADAMS. for Surveyor—A. B. DODD Wat eoronor-DK. J. A. DOWNEY. -JOSEPH BAKU. louer, Fl«t Dl.trlct-JOHN ___ .loner, Third ijBBAHAM SHIDELEB. COMPARE THEM. •The Repnbllcan party Is unreserved••»/ for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the resumption of specie payments In 187.0; atnce-then every dollar has been as'good M gold. ••We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our currency or Impair the credit of .onr country. We are therefore opposed to the ftee coinage of sliver except by International agreement with the leading ewnmerclnl nations of tbe world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and un- Ml then such gold standard must be.pre- Mrved. "All onr silver and paper currency • out be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures de- .ajjjned to maintain Inviolably the obh- ; g»tlons of tb« United States and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the •most enlightened nations of tbe earth." ••—Republican platform. "We demand the free and unlimited ..coinage of both gold nnd silver at the •present legal ratio of 1C to 1, without "waiting for the aid or consent of any •other nation. We demand that the •taridard silver dollar shall be a, full legal tender, equally with gold, for all 'debts, public aisd'private, and we favor mich legislation as will prevent the Demonetization of any kind of legal ten- ..,4er money by private contract—Detno- j jratic platform. We demand free and unlimited roln- -««e of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 1C to l.-Popullst platform, 1802. ' """-' ']•-., We hold to tli« use of both .gold and tllvcr as the standard money of .the country, and to the coinage of both gold and silver, without discriminating •gainst either metal or charge for mint,p?, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metala must be of equal Intrinsic «nd exchangeable value or be adjusted through toternatlonal agreement or'by •och safeguards of legislation as shall iMure tbe maintenance of the parity •f the two metata nod the equal power of «veiy dollar at all times In the mark- kept-at par wltli 'and' redeemable '";ln< sucii'cbln. WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY- AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOR" THE PROTEC TION OIJ THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CUEKENCY.- Deiiiocratle platform, 1802. """ :'•' TI1F. CTRKKNCY QL'ESTION. Kvt'ry nation uii tliu face of II" 1 wMi lias k'iirni'il by vxperlmput tlie necrs- (illy of a safe currency. Among tin; luilt' civlllm! tribes, iionuiicd In l',v tin 1 luck of motlinds of tmvispormtion, .nuy." .money w.is good Unit was given due i-ri'dlt by Ute people uslivg it. The kliin who established'n cheap money mid -in- illcti'd tlio di':it.li penally on tlic subject who refused to uotept It secured a medium of I'xelmnge for lite owu people which liad buck of It lids power to enforce Ills owu In.ws. Up coined tlie money -himself at little cost mid compelled his subjects to take It, tints In- tllcl.inR am outrage on Ills people as'(a whole, but iiovowiheless It was current money us Ions as lie w;«s ( able to enforce' Ills decree. Wlicii lie was assassinated by a Jealous rival the power back of the money was gone mid it was wortliiicii.li-. Ins In tlie lianuVi of tbe luckless liiUIvld- ual who happened to have it. Besides this, in tlie twinkling of an eye,, tlio entire currency of the people was rendered; worthless and there wns no money ,1o: ; carry on the simplest detail of business.' Clrcum-stfljiiees such as these made the people demand a coin that wns- worth Its full value, melted or coined,whatever happened. Besides w-i-tli the progress ot clviliza.-. tlon, International commerce sprung up and currency wns needed for this. The cheap money or one- nation naturally .was not accepted liy the subjects of another -king and gold nnd silver bullion nt actual weight value was used. There was n growing demand for the use of these metals nt home ta trade_transactions and after n time gold nnd silver became the coin motals of all civilized nnd honest nations. Again tlic Immutable laws of supply- and demand disturbed this conditlom'of nffate. Shrewd speculators discovered that the metals had fluctuating values n« bullion aud they began to speculate. When gold wns cheaper than It should be.under the legal ratio all the 1 silver disappeared and the currency was contracted to the extent of the silver supposed to be Lu circulation. When silver was cheaper .the gold disappeared. It took England two hundred years to', solve the problem but that nation tlnal- ly discovered that .when silver was up it was shipped,to France and as bullion was exchanged for. gold and when .gold was up It was shipped, to.France and exchanged for silver. The .speculators .•sending the coin bought the orJicr metal bullion back and had It coined under the -free coinage laws, thus getting more coin In. the one metal than they had shipped out In the .other. These speculations . caused financial stringency, disturbed : business and created panics and when the cause, of the trouble was discovered England-at-,; tempted to prevent It by pennl enactments. " The death penalty was Inflicted and when a ship was found laJcu with gold or silver the owner had to show that the metal never had been coin.'or suffer tlie penalty. After ninny years It was learned.that penal enactments were powerless and In 1810 England made all money redeemable to gold. Since then the currency hng been stable and England has become the moneyed center of the- world. By reason of tlie stable cui>> rency England has been able to specu 1 late at tbe expense of all nations baring a double standard and the opportunity has not been wasted, . .-" .. Other nations'became equally'wise and France, Germany and the United States followed the example. The n> .tlon on the' part of the Umtted States 'was none too soon, for the Immense ln| crease in the production of silver sentj^ that product awny down and but. for! the. wise "crime of 1873"' England,France and Germany would have made billions at She expense of this government. ' ... .., .The agitation nt the present time-In favor of free silver Is particularly dangerous 'because It Is contrary to the experience of every nntlon that ever- existed and contrary to the judgment^ of the n bleat men of every nation, the United States Included. In this country every prominent man in Hie loading parties and every prominent newspaper i« opposed to the' free coinage of silver. When Iff is remembered that in every 'instance 'ftf wi'e history of the world bimetallism has been attempted only with' the most-sacred regard-for the-relative- bullion, values of tlie,m'etals the proposition of 16 to 1 with the actual value'nt 32 to 1 cjvn'hut be appalling. ' It has, been conceded 'mat the ratio' might be. maintained at hi) agreed figure, by' International .agreement. That. Is, If every nation would agree to nc- .cept either metal a« coin at a certain bullion value tie ratio- would remain true. .This; would 'be so .because In no market,--In. no-country'would- there be opportunity'for speculation In 'one metal against the other,' based on supply, antl demand. While this'proposition'can ."be. safely 'asserted as i result of. united ; h,c- . -&: wo'uia-: '•!&.;• jnonillzc''the);Jhiahclal.';(iy'stems^of 'all' tlie other'"iiafions. The absurdity, of one mit-!on'a.ttempt!ni; bimetnllism nil iilono cnn lie *eea. As fiir MS the volume of currency is .con<jiTHcd the Unltud State. 1 ! lias $000,'000.000 of silver redeemable In sold and laws providing for. more 1C it shall In- newlcd. If Is..ridiculous to a.wcrt that lu tliiios.-of'stringc'iiey nud business dcprisslou-'in^ro money I« nuaced. Less is ticeiU'il. us ilma't-tei- bJtvconrso, unless" tlio'llgnrc's s)iow'.tl.uit there h;i.s been a reduction in the voliiVhe of ciirrency'-autl tlie iHinic has been caused thereby. The vwpdrt.pt t ; be,;Sb(frgii'ry.of the Treasury slibra'i : .n.nt.'its mjichimoncy Is In clrcula- Clou' now us In pi-ospcrous times when not nearly as'mm-h Is now needed. Let there be an end to the wild advocacy of a rotten currency us a cure for hard times. IltONIES ON SILVER. "Why should not the protcutl'ig nriu of 'rlic government be extended to the .silver mino,,c>\vij«rs as well as to other Industries? 1 Tlw> silver Industry is Inu- ; 'SiiUiliJu{r, they suy. Why cannot the power of thl«,.pr«it governineu'T be invoked to Inrfcuie fifty cents worth nt silver to n dollar?"—Pharos editorial, .Feb. 32, lS9(i. • This is pure, li'onj'gbut it is distanced by the following wlrtuli appeared iu Hie Pharos Saturday «$<! which iTns tho flavor of impotent wnilhfiil Teller •tears. -Shall we woiahi'ii the -olden calf? Slwll we bowjlowu to golden Idols? No 'American votjjr, Be. lie Democrat, Kf- publlcnu, Fbptil'isi:;" or Pi'ohibitloui.st, cnu give any sa.risl'actory reasou for I'.m demonetisation SJl silver. TTiat act D( Congress lias brought more misery to the American people .than any other net of legfelafilon In the history of Amcrl- • ca,"—Pharos editorial, August 1, ISOD. There Is, sarcasm- concealed In thu above, and takeu'-'-tn connection with the gem below, it Is most ;:niglialile. i"W,hy siiould.uot the silver-mine, owners have the v'ahie of their mines enhanced by .legislation as well as. the owuw- oMi coal mine or an U'onaiihie-? If by legislation a tin piate mill can be made to earn-dividends o-f 100 per cent.,; why should not the. government make a fifty cents worth of jiUyer a- dollar? The Senators froui".ibjl'sUwr States should stand up f°r thelr_£ls!)ts. So should the farmers' of 'th'e wesf7.The fariDcrs should, require thVgovcriimcnt to make their wlient worth,a dollnr a.buslicl."— Pharos editorial, -XMrcli 5, 1S9C, In connection- with the golden calf this reference to government pap is h;j- m'orons. .'„.:. . .-,,;...* .-. , • "Carter and bis.silver.- co'ntingoi_it.,dc| Clare that the ".protected, na'upers *kajl, have no more pap until the.mina^.vvftevii nre permitted •to.'.suck:. a...government tent also. Bully.for Cm-ter."—riiaros editorial, March 21 ;; 1SOO.: •'•• , ; When.It comCs to a choice from ;tliu natural history'; standpqlp^ the golden calf would nathrdny'sujpljnt the silver donkey. . •. ..-••'• - : -'-"" '•••• : There Is evldentjy:..iffore reason-: In keeping Mr. Arthnr»'S«iwaU quiet than In shutting oft'th'e f*oy orator. Mr. Seif-all said the ot^crf'da'y-that'tlie people •want free silver;'.'That, wi?«,the.^iijy. ' reason he save.to'support the,statf:n),c»t tha the policy ..-'is-risit. Mr. Spjvall. must remember: thafc the people,, no Itss- than three yoara.. aBo,'-.«ald. .-that'trfle- trade was right!- Tlmt declaration did not prove that Jhe .pcmocratlc.-poll.cjj. 'was right,'hOT'e'ver^T'lic...^^^'!!. proyed to b'c.,tho ./It IB not at.-ajj 3 pi9bab?e.that tbe. next 'House will have>.firn:ajorlty. favorable tp the free coinage of silver at a ratio'of 1C to !•' Whenlt^cMneai a demohstrht- 'cd fact that ttjEre^sTno'';dan'ger;.'of. .this country adopting the •sUyerstandar'd In conducting the, busllje9$,ot.-the •country, 'prosperity wifl-jCprne Bgaln and, with f lower taxes on;iih«:nocea8arle9. of life, every kind of ibueiiiesB W-111 boom agate.'' —Pharos' eait<^i;-"Slnrtff"12,-' ;<i 06. ;' I, i / . r State Treaiii'i;er;.Sc;b9l^.ha'9 just paid off .ff»0,000 o'f sTafeJudjJbteauoss. JR 1 ^ Scholz has made^ne"-,ofvtlie',ablest-nud most tffialtnt State'TreasurcM'.fbe-State has ever had anil We^getfera itiou of this fact''toa'ki'S : ll!m on : tlie-State ticket'. 1 ;...:'" 1 ";.^ 5 '. S The man whoi.tia.vl'flK.'cutbff one .arm )y votilngfor free -.trade-'inow; socks to !Uied-y the trou6lfe''by,"yb'tli)g 'for free' D .lver n.ml cutting.;pft r the''Qth'br,,may be. 'great on cxperim*u;t, .iut.-.lie. does tiot - : ; .Tliere iB.oue:*lita'g : to-;be'-Bald.for the Populist plutfcrittsV jfie 7.4'ljl -not indorse •'A'ltgeU's treaspn' |; V>? ^cien.ouncinB.^tlij; : Fede"rnl court'facUoilpitu'rn'ing the an archlst govcrnorr There Is. fresh'.(Jause. -for -encourage;, .merit-in, the. readUs; of-.the .list oTcfln : . •dldnitos uominated-'iyesterday by county Democrats;.!"- '•"•••".- :'•-.;..-•_' •The ^ i the 1 Pppu'Uai'!j!pnveJD,^oh' wqulil. indjcatp •'thait he Is a. near igta&via of Jones-whOr '' The county.-.-peaiocraflr-'nsny 'some Cn»h-a'twl:-a-little: Sencc •butthferii '.will be no BlI«sin'.N«veab'er: •••"•' •''*-" EXTRACTS FR&M HIS SPEECH IN : THE ' CHICAGO- CONVENTION. Ue Exi>o«cii tlio Fallacy of tlio Froo Coln- iiKB.of Silver nnil Deolnron A(pil"«t t)io KocUlenii A.I<r>oiitcJi of SectloimHmn. Cholcu J'anigrniili" Worthy of Study. The first decided sensation of tho recent. Populist convention at Chicago was the bitter ncctioual speech delivered by Senator Tillmau of South.Carolina. He boasted that he represented "tho hoiiio of secession,- 1 -,-aud his utterances throughout were BO treasonable that ho wns repeatedly hissed aud jeered. He was followed ' by - Senator Hill of New York, "who - savagely resent; cd Tillmau's sectional doctrines and incendiary teachings, and discussed the financial issue in a straightforward, logical manner. , The following extracts are well worth preservation for the information they coutaiu: ' "Now York ; makes no apology to South Carolina- for herresolution. [Continued che#rinK,und applause. ] We get our Democracy, from our fathers. We do not need to' learii it from those whom my friend represents. Need I defend New York? No I it is not necessary. She defends herself. Need I defend the attack made upon her and her citizen? of wealth, me'u'oTiiitelligonce and character? No! in if not necessary. Tse?al remiud this' Democratic national convention that it is in tho Brent state of Now York and in its great city where the wealth that he inveighs against is Mtnuted? But it in ; in the great city that never but ouce in its history gave a Re- •publicau majority. [Great applause.] When other, cities failed to respond, New York was the Gibraltar of Democracy [Loud applause and cries of "Good! (rood!"] ' ' • ' * * '* "Mr. President, I think that the safest, the best course for this convention to have 'pursued wns to take the first step forward' in the great cause of 'monetary reform by declaring in favor of international bimetallism. [Lond applause.] I am not hero to assail the honesty - or sincerity of a single man who disagrees with me. [Applause.] There arc those around me who know that in every utterance made upon this subject I have treated the friends of free and unlimited coinage of silver at tho ratio of 16 to 1 with respect. I am here to pursue that course today. [Ap- planse.] I do not think that we can safely ignore the monetary systems of other great nations. It is a question abont which honest men may differ. I believe we cannot ignore the attitude of other nations upon this subject any more than wo'oau their attitude upon the other aueslions of the day. I know it is said by enthusiastic friends that America-can mark out a course for herself, I know'tout it appeals to the pride of the average American to say that it matters not what other countries niayj do, we can arrange this matter for ourselves. Bat I beg to remind you, if that suggestion is carried out to its legitimate conclusion, you might as well do away witJi .international treaties, yon . might as well 'do away with commercial treaties with'other countries, you might as well do away with all the provisions in your : tariff bills that have relation to tho laws of -other : conntries. In this great age, when we are connected with all portions of-the earth by our ships, Dy'our^c'ables and by all methods of intercourse, we think that it is unwise to attempt this alone. Mr. President, I want to call yonr attention to this single pdiut. : I think it is unwise further for this convention to hazard this contest, upon a Single ratio. "What does this silver platform provide?" It should have contented itself with the single statement that it was in favor of the remonetization of silver and the placing it upon equality with gold, but instead of that your committee has recommended for adoption a platform which makes tho test of Democratic loyalty to: hang npon a single ratio, and that-16 to 1. 'I doubt the 'wisdom o* having entered into detail. I : 'doubt the propriety of saying that 15^ or 17 is heresy-and 16 is the only true • Democratic doctrine. Permit mo to re- iriind yon—I see distinguished senators before me, whb.,in the senate of the United States, friends of free silver, who have introduced bills for tho free and unlimited coinage'of silver at the ratio of 20to,l—I beg..to remind .this convention ' that some of your candidates propose for nomination men whom I,&C;, oept and-whose Democracy i* admitted, ' who have yptecl-time aiid.tim'e.iwftin in .congress tot. o'ther ratios than 16 to.1; and yet you ore' proposing to, noiriina to gold-men-Upon a platform that limits and restricts them to one singla' ratio. - ; ' T"With all doe respect I. think it an unwise step; I,think it an unnecessary step, and I •think it will return to plague us in the fntnre.-• I thiuk we have' tco many close business relations with .the •othcr.great nations ;of the world for. us to ignore 'their"attitude. Your proposed .platform says' th'a't the policy of gold monometallism is a British, policy.;.'; Mr , President, tli ey forget to tell the_people of this country that it is a French policy also; they forget to tell the'peo- ple of this-country " lat " '• a German policy also; they fail to remind you .that ft ia a-Spanish- policy also; they fail to tell you that, it.,is the policy of the .whole number of governments represented in what ; was called tho. Latin union. Therefore, I .'think—I think it looks a little—just.'.a trifle like demagogy to suggest: that this is the policy of-the single nation aloue. , .,,. "Mr,--Presideiit,-1 reeret. also to see .that your platform reads not any single wordjn favor of .international bimetal; lisin; not necessarily inconsistent with this platform;'aiid there is no declaration whiitever-that- H is tho policy of this government to attempt to bring it about. The minority platform declares expressly "that- it is .the policy of this government; to make, rteady'efforts to bring'tfiis'r •about. itVwould-be safer to; do; it fit woiuMbe wiser .to do it. We rnn.no risk ,,npon the great question of'the'finances kf this republic! I do not mtend-,in.lne Arief time allotted- to.; roe to enter ;into any elaborate (irgnment upon.this'ques-., •tion.. .1 a*ume^h«t this'convention de- iiris,' u* the people of this .conntty de-, -'«&«, that ,oVery silver'dollar coined shall ... be the eqnal.ofeyery.other dollar coined. cf-Ixindchoerinff-3 -*- '* '*'•• * - ' r, '(Why, it is^tke very. OTeftn&nt tact, : ;tbat confronU.iTrthe.world in^flie »ly-. Wof thi< grea't Question, of the lmmen»e ;diMovery of iUyer «verywhe». The ; -treit fmet confrdntt the world that the 7 "o«t of silver production has been nearly 'ledoced on.^^..!! tlW>:Am«ric*n people wete'traye, were conrageoui, if they Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE bod the spirit, of 1770, HS this platform Bays, could they, singly and alone, make copper the equal of gold? Could they make lead the equal of gold? Must you not take into consideration the great fact of production, the great fact of the lessening of the cost of production in the last IE and 20 years? [ Applause.] If bravery, if courage, could produce those results then yon conld make any metal, no matter what it might bo, u . money metal. But I tell you, it IB a question of economics, a question of business judgment; it is not a question of finance. It is a question of business resources. And upon that it is the judgment of the minority of the committee that the safest course is to take the first great step in favor of international bimetallism and stop there. * * • * Sir. President, I said a few moments ago I thought the safest course for this convention to have pursued was simply to have said that this government should enact a statute in favor of placing gold and silver alike as the currency of the country, and stop there. I dp not think, as I said and will repeat it, it is wise to hazard everything upon a single number. Let me go further. I object to the various provisions of this platform, and I think if the wise, level, coolheadcd men, farsighted men, such as is the distinguished senator from Arkansas who addressed you, had prevailed, that platform would have been different. [Applause.]- What was the necessity for opening np the qnest.iou of greenback circulation? What was the necessity for putting in this platform an implied pledge that this government might issue greenbacks and make them legal tender? "The Democratic party is opposed to paper money. The Democratic party from its earliest history has been in favor of hard money. [Applause.] The Democratic party thinks that \the best way for us to do is to eliminate United States notes and treasury notes from your currency. They are a drag upon your money metals. You have to constantly keep supplied a fund for their redemption, unless you propose to repudiate them. Therefore, when my friend from South Carolina and my friend from Arkansas say that this platform says what it means and means what it says, I would like to have some one who follows me tell what this platform means upon the subject of theK- sne of paper money hereafter. [An- plause.] I am not violating, I think, the secrets of the committeeroom when X say'that it was avowed that this government might desire to pursue that course, and this is an attempt at this late day to commit the Democratic party to the suicidal policy of the issuing of paper money. [Applause, and a voice, "That is the stuff. 1 '] You say you wanted a clear and distinct platform. You have not got it upon that question. It can not be defended successfully." A PLEA FOB HONEST*. How General VUa. Baroeitly labored to Save Hli Party From Dmtrnctloa. One of the most notable speeches ide- livered during the stormy proceeding* of the Chicago convention was that of ex-Postmaster General Vilas. Following are a few terse extracts from his earnest plea in behalf of earnest methods and equally earnest protests against the revolutionary policy advocated by the so-called new Democracy: "What pretext in the face of such simple propositions can any man find to his conscience who shall refuse such a measure or an amendment to this .measure. Who loves the name Democrat must welcome it, who believes JBlver will rise cannot refuse it. Standing tpon that simple doctrine and driven by loss of time to a rapid conclusion I say that I S rotest against the admission that this i a nation of dishonest debtors. I deny that Democratic doctrine can be based on iniquity. When and where,.fellow Democrats, did robbery by law come to bo a Democratic-doctrine? [Applause.] Can we believe that the American people will give their final judgment to so unjust, so reckless a course of action? In the language of Lincoln, 'yon may fool all of the people some of the time, you may fool some of the people all of the time, but you,cannot fool all of the poo-- pie all of the time.' [Applause.] Sound, sober sense will in the end prevail. Will not thinking men soon see that if you can by force of law make 16 ounces of silver equal to one of gold, though SO to 32 be the market rating, you can just as well declare the two metals equal, ounce for ounce. If you can lawfully take • one-half of the debt, why cannot yon take the whole? What distinguishes the confiscation .of one-half the credits of the nation for the benefit of debtors from a universal distribution of property, except a difference in degree? What is this radical scheme but the beginning of the overthrow of all law, of all justice, of all security and repose in the social order? "I solemnly, believe you fearfully misjudge the people of America. In the Tartness of this country there maybe gome Murat unknown, some Danton or Robespierre, but we have not the people who will tolerate an approach to the •first; step.. [Applause.) 1. will even ventuVe a-special prediction; should this Centaur ever, receive a temporary majority it will be quickly turned afloat by universal distress, but should it ever have a seeming • success and become a real menace, such widespread disaster 'willbefall as will teach what reason seems to fail to show. When that day of calamity comes let.it be remembered •whom were its authors. "Oh; fellow Democrats, whymnstyon launch our old party,on this wild career? What inspiration warrant* our pursuit of that which the wisdom of mankind condemns?' Who teache* >u», with authority, a lesson in finance whick. the world of the highest civilization stands ' aghast at? Is it possible that thl» old ; party of Jefferson, this old' Democratic narty of constitutional law and liberty, ,Smll. thus fall before the machinations 'of a propaganda maintained by silver mine owners which had ite origin many years ago? It was not for encn uses, it was not for such an end that the Demo- crane party was created. I protest wltn, solemn earnestness, with sincerity and personal kindness, that the Democrats of the north ought not to have accept** this result. For SO years they hive stood at great personal cost fighting devotedly for the principles of Democracy, until in a restored union, with equal rights shared by every -part and every portion of the people, they have seen the triumph apparently of Democracy. And.now, in the hour when wo thought everything before us was well, we are to have this newly given strength exerted to pull down the pillars of the temple and crash us all beneath the- rninsl'' [Applanse.] _ PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. —"Why, Ella, 1 heard that you fell down a flight of stairs the other <2ayt Weren't you hurt?" "Not a bit. Yon rte, I fell into a bargain basement,"— Detroit Tribune. — A young- man in this community went to sec his girl a few days ago, an;l the old gentleman put him to cleaning out his well. The old man bossed tho Job.— Bullock (Ca.) Times. — Their Choice.— "How doen Winter* roanafre to keep the wolf from tho door?" "He doesn't. He ga.ve violin lessons, but his family said thoy preferred the wolf." — DetroitFreePrcss. _She — "How provoking 1-his is! I've been waiting- an hour for t" 0 tide to get up." He— "Yes; but you shouldn't get impatient. Eememebr it's been out nearly all nig-ht."— Woonsockct Ee- portcr. — Sportner — "You must have had creat fun when your football teem played Vassar." Jack Tackle— "Fun? I guess not. I am CBg-aped to lie umpire, and she ruled me off for holding in the very first scrimmage."— Princeton Tiger, —The etiquette of bicycling is_ receiving- a great deal of discussion, just now. It is believed that a wheelman who has been run over by a large bay team, and a grocery wagon lias a right to gpeak without an introduction.— Chicago Times-Herald. — Master (rings for his valet)— "Look here; Joseph, you have brought me two boots belonging to the frame foot.** Joseph (exit and soon returns with an air of utter bewilderment) — "Picas?, sir. it's not my fault; the other pair in just the same."— Le Petit Porisicn. —"Doesn't it strike you, Dolpby, dear," nnd the gush ing ffirl gazed dreamily towards the western horizon, "that there is more poetry in theirlow- ly setting iun than in any other object . in lie universe?" "I don't knoW ao ninch-abont iiats mused the mild-eyeil . minstrel otmany rejections. .rLreelton the waste-paper ^basket nin«-it.j>retty Knota Tl»d by Machinery. If inventions continue to multiply Bt the present rate, the day may *peedily come when, man will have to «it with, . folded arms while his work and evett his pleasures are turned out for him by nickel-ln-the-slot device*. Science has lately given u* a marvel in the «Eape of a card counting machine. ' Two of th* raost interesting- automata now working within the limita of the United States are those used by the government for counting and tying postal ourds into 'small bundle*. These "machines were made in Connecticut, and the two are capable of counting 500,000 cards in ten hours and wrapping and tying, the same in package* of 26 each. In this operation -the paper i* pulled; off a drum by two long "finger*" which come up from below and another linger dips in a vat of mucilage and applie* Itself to the wrapping paper in exactly the right spot. Other part* of the machine twine the paper around the pack of cards and then a "thumb" presses over the spot where the mucilage ta, and the package Is thrown upon acorry .bclt ready for delivery.— Argosy. . Sculptured stanM In Galau. The most interesting relics of past ages that one. encounters in the Guiana country are immense KtoBes. containing hieroglyphic inscriptions. These an* to be found on the sides of the mountains and upon many of the rocks in the rivers throughout British and Venezuelan Guiana, and have evoked a great deal of discussion arhong- ethnologists. No theory regarding their origin ha» yet been accepted, though they ore said to be similar to those found in the tx- ploration of Phonicia. Dr. Maracano of Paris, after a careful study of the skulls found in an old Indian burial- ground of the upper Orinoco, says that they are similar to those discovered.in. the Egyptian tombs, from which is deduced the theory of Phcnician origin,,. and a confirmation of the existence, in former tiroes, of. the, Atlantis, archi-, pelage, by which one could cross from the African coast .'to South America in. tmall bbata.~W. Nephew King-,. in Century. ' ' •'• •'•-''• ' " : •'••"'••"•"' ':- v . M«h B«an Forrtdca... • :•• A family.-reBiding-inLakeviHc,-Conn^ were visited by relatives residing rotu* distance off. One of ! the visitors remarked that there. had been a great quantity -of bean /porridge, made.-in hia mother's family; "enough," »aitl;he, "to float a 74-gu'n"ship. 'Don't you thlnkio, Uncle John ?"— appealing to one of him relatives. •!.Yea > yee,' 1 .!Tpll*dthatupcle; "»nd .the ajjip eould .float 24. honraand jjo* hit a b>an:" ' ' " ' " "'". . galTmtlon Arinj *m*U>Haa, 'The mills and factoiieaestablUhedla this country by the Salvation Army mulOVJCCCt to *0.700 neraon*.

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