The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 7, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 7, 1896
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AL.njXA, lOtt'A, \VEU\KSDAV, 7, F MANY L1VI1S LOST, Result df A Tofnadd States. Property Vttlued At About S3,000,000 l|'beatfoydd—ttuln In Iflorldd, Georgia, Virginia And Pennsylvania—Havoc Kfi: la Washington. Chicago* Oct. 1.—From dispatches re* eived the following compilation of f''ihe disaster attending the recent storm ' <^M\ to*9 of Ut e by the Storm. Jeitandrla, Va 4 afge Sumatra, off Milwaukee. 4 tinswlck,Qa.......... 6 ttsvllle,Pa....... 6 ding, Pa 2 uittah, Ga.. 11 en. Islands....*««.«..«..««••.••«.«.«....«..^..100 'owns In Florida.............. 40 hamokin. Pa............ 2 •Fetal.... . 174 Estimated Property Losses. Jexandt-ia, Va,... $400,000 Brunswick. <3a 400,000 rlorlda 2.000.COO reat Lakes .,.,. 75.000 incaster. Pa., and vicinity. 1,000.000 LjCDtLnon* jPfit «*••*•••«•«*••«•••• 60 000 Savannah, Qa.... '.. l.OOoloOO 3ea Islands 609,000 Bhamokln, Pa 35,000 Washington, D. C.. 260,000 At other places 2,000,000 Total , ....J7.720.000 FLORIDA SWEPT. Small Towns Completely Demol- w ;l Islied—At Least Forty Killed. II JPensaCola, Fla., Oct. 2.—l{ailroad coni- tinunication with the eastern and middle Iparts of the state has just been reestab- ], nnd harrowing tales are being • received of tho West India storm which , swept over the peninsula of Florida Monday night nnd Tuesday morning. Cedar Keys is said to be almost completely wrecked. From there the storm ewept in a northeasterly course, its diameter being about 40 miles across the state, doing fearful damage at the towns of Gainesville,, High Springs, Newberry, Lake City, Bronsfield, Cal] aha n and many others. Brick and irame buildings were blown down, and near Callahan several children -were killed in a schoolhouse which was wrecked. The wind is reported to have reached a velocity of 100 miles an hour. Hundreds Left Destitute. Reliable news from the western purl of Levy and Alachua counties hits 'just reached Jacksonville. Not less than !200 families are left destitute. Scores of injured have been reported with over 30 fatalities in Levy county. Columbia county fared very biully. All the country south of Lake City is devastated. In the Caleb AJurcimi neighborhood scarcely a residence or house is left standing. In the vicinity Of Payne nnd Mount Tabor post olliccs the destruction was great. Extent o( the Disaster. Jacksonville, Fin., Oct. 5.—No ini- [Uxjrtnnt additions to the list of deaths in rioridafrom the hurricane 1 are reported In 'Jl towns the- killed number 70 nnd the injured 104. The destruction of property is beyond the estimates. .The belt of the country thnt wns devastated. Extending across the stole from Cedar Ceys, on the Gulf of Mexico, to the'St. Slary's river, is about, 115 miles long by : ¥ 80. miles wide on tha gulf nnd GO miles on the' Georgia boundary. IN GEORGIA. ICEleven Killed at Savannah and Four JMoru at Jiriuiswlnk, Savannah, Gu., Oct. 1.—The fatalities by Tuesday's storm, so fur foot up U. The fatalities on the sea islands were numerous. The actual loss of life is not ffenov.i), but it is feared it will reach Twenty negroes were killed en |Hhe rice plantations by fulling timbers. f The names could not be secured. The | «en island cottou crop is badly dam- I, the cotton being beaten down und •oil' the stalk. A house to house canvass places the total of destruction to properly here at $207,000. This id regarded as a low estimate, the general belief of those who have figured on It being that $400,000 is n conservative estimate. Loss Over Sll.OOO.OOO. The damage .in the uit.y will probubl,\ I exceed $1,000,000, tlurdly n building |..escaped, und thousands of houses are roofless. The work of clearing u way the wreckage from the streets went ou tit night nnd most of the streets ure now passable. The pnrks arc sights. Tall trees, torn up by their roots or broken in two, lie in swaths ncross shrubbery and Bowers. The ruin is complete. The Bonnventure cemetery, four from Savannnh ou the Thunderbolt road, is a scene of ruin. There, and in picturesque Laurel Grove cemetery, jnomunents and grave stones are overturned, und in some instances, the l^vaults are.broken in. At the suburban |,*villuges und resorts summer residences were blown away and yachts and pleasure etenmers were driven ashore, in I pome instances, high and dry ou the low bluffs. The historic Hethesdu orphan home, founded by George Whitefield a century and a half ago, seven miles in the country from Savannah, was heavily dnmnged, hut no loss of life occurred. I'aur Dead at Brunswick. I'lruuswick was wrecked by the hurricane. TTie property loss is estimated Pi between $350,000 und $500.000. The Joss of life is four, so fur-us known. The victims are all colored. J? AT THE CAI'ITA!,. Tho Storm Does a Grout Deal of Damage l.-rTbe West Jy- jopuado vyljich struclj, Washington ;j Jj p. n), and midnight Tuesday •'respfc^eci ueithe.r ofjticial- nor '""'Diplomatic properties. U ripped off Some of-the coping of the white house pud laid low most of the historic trees jp I he white house grounds, including the elm tree- which Lincoln planted, }t carried away part of the roof of the state department where the official doc* | ymeuts are stored, but fortunately left *%<jm uninjured. The costly roof of the patent office, constructed after the fire there gome years ago, was rolled up and Distributed all around the neighbor- |ood, and skylights half an inch thick ..Were remorselessly beaten in. The ' paval observatory and, in fact, pretty reH every other public building- waf jpre or less damaged. There was no loss of life as far 99 Jjuown in Washington, though a list of If persons seriously injured by falling branches aiitl crumbling walls Is given oat by the hospitals. The total cle- fctfuetion of property in Washington city by the storm is estimated at nearly half u million dollars. IN Till! KUVS'l'ONK STATE. Wind mul Flobil Cause lluln In 1'arts of Gettysburg, I'u., Oct. 1. — The storm In Adams county did tremendous dam» ftge to houses, barns, timber and fenc« Ing, but no casualties are reported. On the battlefield the national cemetery Buffered severely. Hound Top and Culp'a hill are a mass of broken trees and the new iron observatory on Cemetery ridge was injured. The monument of the Sixty-sixth Ohio regiment was completely overturned. Six Children Perish I'ottsvilie, Pa,, Oct. 1.— Tuesday night's storm destroyed the coal breaker at Natalie, belonging to the Penn« sylvuniu Anthracite Coal company. Six tenement houses belonging to the camp were destroyed by fire and six children, inmates, lost their lives. The fire originated from a stove overturning in one of the summer kitchens from the &b»kin# by the wind. Cotvl Breakers Wrecked. Shauiokiu. l j u., Oct. 1.— The damage caused by the cyclone that passed over this section Tuesday night is greater than early reports indicated. It is now thought the total loss will reach $350,000. The Paterson breaker is almost a total wreck, but the debris was saved from the flames by the downpour of rain that followed the wind. Superintendent Vincent places the damage to the colliery at $40,000. Fourteen of the dwelling houses and 20 board shanties occupied by the mine workers were also blown down, and five of the former were consumed by flames. Two of the tenants were killed, several injured and 11 cattle were crushed to death beneath the dismantled barn. Shernokin, Mount Carmel, Locust Gap and other surrounding towns suffered heavily. Reports from the farming districts indicate that barns were demolished by hundreds. FLOOIP AT STAUKTOX, VA. Many Lives Reported Lost— Property Damaged to tho Cxtent of 85OO.OOO. Kicliniond, Va.. Oct. 1.— The Shenandoah valley near Staunton, Va., was visited by a terrific flood Wednesday Many lives were lost and great damage done to property. The storm of Tues day caused the lake to rise. All the water courses in the valley became raging torrents and swept over their bunks carrying destruction in their path Bouses were swept from their foundtt tions. In several cases persons were with difficulty rescued from the roofs nnd upper stories. . It is impossible at this hour to ascertain the extent of the loss of life or the extent of property damaged. The latter will exceed halJ & million dollars. Heroic attempts arc being made to rescue those in danger. l-'our Killed af. Alexandria Alexandria, Va., Oct. a. — Four people were killed and three injured by Wednesday's storm. All the churches Mitt'ered severely. The First Baptist, n- handsdme structure, was completely demolished; the St. Klmo Baptist was badly wrecked, and Roberts chapel M. E. South, had its spire b/owu iiway, Nearly every business block in town suffered some damage, and hundreds of private houses were unroofed. The loss in nnd around Alexandria will probably reach $400,000. AGAINST BBYAN, FATAL COLLISION. Six Tramps Killed in a Hallway Wreck iu .Pennsylvania. j'ittsburgn, i'u., Out. 2. —Two freight, trains collided Wednesday night at Philson, on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad 1S4 miles east ol this city, making one of the worst wrecks in the history of the road. The engines were smashed'to scrup iron mid the debris was piled as high as the telegraph poles. The property loss to the company will reach many thousands of dollars. Four trainmen were seriously injured. Twelve tramps have been taken from the wreck, si A ol' whom were dead. Ueuth of '-JJuu" Wren Chicago, (Jet. o.—Ex-County Commissioner Daniel J. Wren died at his residence in this city Friday night. Mr. Wren gained notoriety as a member oil the county board. When the investigation into the methods of that body during the years 1S65 and 18SO was undertaken by a special grand jury in the spring of lb'b'7 lie was found to have been one of the foremost of the ring of "boodlers" that in the paint, artesian well and other deals had appropriated to themselves several hundred thousand dollars of the county's money. Together with several others he was sent to Joliet penitentiary and served out a sentence of two years. A Itlurdurur at the A:jo of t-evun. \Yooster, O., Oct. J, 1 .—The coroner of Wayue county rendered his verdict on the tragedy at Ualtou last Sunday, holding that Thomas Kidd, aged 14 years, was deJibVnitfly murdered by Carl AIc- llliinney, aged seven years. Mcllhin- uey's age will exempt him from the charge of murder i» the llrst degiea and the authorities «re in a quandary us to what t.o do with the boy. Miner/) \VU1 Not Compromise. Leadville, Col,, Oct. 5,—The strike will Juot be compromised. • The miners will fight to the bitter, end. The mine managers have given up all idea of any cojnprbmise and Vyill simply go ahead ami start their properties on a small scale. They will get as many men as possible, and what cannot be had here they will bring in from outside the st«te. Three Uurned to Death. Ladonia, Tex., Oct. 2,—A, fire originating- in the City hotel Thursday morning destroyed 16 business blocks. Three guests lost their lives. They are Mrs, Jane Knapp,. John McFarland and Miss, Carrie McFarlapd. Other guests barely escaped cremation. Txyo Boys Killed. Columbus, 0,, Oct. 5.—A special from Canton says that an excursion train leaving here Saturday afternoon ran over'and instantly killed two boys, named Lwtziuger and Ovebaugb, at Me»> Loo, & Tillage nea? Business Mind of the Country the Party of Law and Order. The Tito ;Class«» of the Voting tlon and the noliots Each Will Cant—The o Class to Which Bryan Appeals. As this campaign progresses it Is more and more evident that the election, of Mr. Bryan, depends upon the separa tion of the voting population into two great classes which may be designated by the the two words, order and disorder. In the one class are the men who have property or who have plans by which they expect to achieve property or means. In the other class to which Mr. Bryan constantly appeals, are gath ered the men who are actuated more by hate and prejudice than by judgment and who are determined t.o use the ballot in this election to create as much confusion as possible, hoping that in ageu eral upheaval they will come out better off than they went in. When a great country like this reaches n point where one-half of the people arc willing to see a general upheaval and to take their chances on the result, the situation is very serious. In pucb. a crisis party lines become as straws. As the one class inore und more exhibits its recklessness, the other more and more throws off its pnrty ties ami puts itself! into the broach to check disorder and to restore confidence and security. The man who has property and who is working with his mind and his plans expect ing to achieve something for his old age, sees in this general upheaval the destruction of values and the baffling of plans. The security of a people in their property and their plans depends on the security of the government. The danger to a government lies in. the restlessness of the masses; that is, that part of the people who do not work with mind or with plon, hut only with their hands m on. uncertain incontinuous. undirected, way, with no goal to reach, no definite, thing to achieve, except to liv<?. as easy as possible, and to have as much license' with their liberty as they can get out of the laws of the country. Mr. Bryan, realizing that the last- three years of depression have brought many men into a reckless state of mind, appeals to this reckless mind in proposi tions that are catchy with the reckless voter, and as these catchy theories arouse the reckless enthusiasm of the one class and the decided opposition of the other, he cheers on the conflict with, the boldness of a maurader leading a host of plunderers against a castle where booty is to be secured. In one of his speeches in Ohio he said: "They say we are anarchists, but the man who got his property honestly need not be afraid." Mr. Bryan's friends defend- him in this statement by saying that he did not mean it as an invitation to plunder. But how arc we to judge of what a man means except by what he says? And how are we to know the interpretation put upon this statement .except by the demonstrations of approval from those who were reckless enough to applaud it? Does Mr. Bryan mean that when he gets into power a process of law will be inaugurated which will redistribute the property, taking away from those who have not achieved honestly? And who is to be the judge whence this process cf distribution commences, between honestly and dishonestly acquired property? In the same breath with which he utters this dangerous threat he denounces railroads, banks and all centralized business forces because they oppose his election. Does he mean that legislation will be inaugurated that will seize these great business interests and take their property, on the theory that they have dishonestly acquired them? What does it mean when the entire business, financial and industrial interests of the country are arrayed against this bold young orator and his plans? He says that it means that the business, men of the country are dishonest; that they want to plunder the people. But the people, the thinking people, know that the business mind of this country is against Mr. Bryan because it is afraid of him and because its business judgment condemns him and his plans as unsafe. Here is this business mind, this great engine of thought that has evolved all the plans, that hasi built up New York, Chicago and all the great centers of commerce, that has built all the great railroad systems and developed the. great northwest, that has founded all the industries where there is employment for labor and market for produce, here it is in all its mind power, to create and to direct, astonishing the world with its achievements in the last quarter of a century, and this young man. denounces it as dishonest and as an enemy of the people. He says it must be* dethroned; that its power must be taken away by majorities and votes, and that the industries, the material life of the country, must be taken out of the control of this great mind force and put into the control of a reckless, unthinking' mass of men who have no ability to direct or hold together that which has been created, even if they desired to do so. The governmental situation always controls the business and industrial situation. When the government is in hands then this great thought power, believing in the government, in the security and stability which, it guarantees, breathes into industry that vitalising and moving power which puts every wheel in motion. The people who think out business plans and on whom the country is dependent for leadership and guiding force are against Mr. Bryan because they are afraid of him and the plans ,vhlch he proprses. When a plausible talker, or any set of plausible talkers,; can piake- the people believe that th,ei fudgment and mind power which directs their industries is their enemy,' lh«n God heJp thi? people and their government, fo • they will .soon have no government and no industries. BRYAN CHALLENGED, PUTTING RINGS ON THE RIGHT HOGS. The Democratic Candidate llu/a Made a Proposition He Can't Prove. The Louisville Courier-Journal ha« issued a challenge to- Air. Bryan. It takes its stand on the proposition that it is impossible to make the market price of silver bullion $1.29. Mr. Bryan having in New York that free coinage would accomplish this financial miracle, the Louisville Courier-Journal throws down the gauntlet to him in this way: 1. If Mr. Bryan, or any other human being, will show that this country, when It had the free coinage of both silver and gold at the ratio of sixteen to one, or any other ratio, was ever able to bring the bullion value of both metals to the coinage value and keep them together, thus securing and maintaining their circulation as money side by side, and preventing ona from expelling the other, the Courier- Journal will withdraw all opposition to the free coinage of silver. 2. If Mr. Bryan, or any other human being, will show that any nation on earth, by the free coinage of both gold and silver at any ratio, was ever able to bring the bullion voluo of both metals to the coinage value and keep them together, thus securing 1 and maintaining their circulation as money side by side, and preventing one from expelling the other, the Courier- Journal will withdraw all opposition to the free coinage of silver. The stake here offered is well worth playing- for. Will the'populist candidate take up the glove? He is not likely to amd for salient reasons. In the first pla.ce thero is nothing in human experience that gives him a foothold. Silver has always been a variable commodity. There are inexhaustible, quantities of it. mhiec] and unmined, in. all parts of the civjlied world. The cost of producing it alone, governs its price. That cost, must be reduced by every new invention for ruining 1 n ' n & refining it. It 5s known to exist in thousands and thousands of localities' where nothing has been done, to bring it forth because at its market worth the cost could not be defrayed. To coin it o,t. a fictitious value, of $1,20 an ounce would afford an enormous profit, at least, temporarily, for in the. end as a, money metal invested at a fixed •value it must find its true level. But the promoters of this revolutionary campaign would make hay while the sun shone. Before the crash to national credit came they would; have secured their booty. As every transaction in life, from the purchase of a penny paper to the investment of a million, would have to pay them a handsome profit, it would not take them long- to glut their venality. It might be- six months or it might be a presidential term, but it would suffice. They know, and Mr. Bryan knows, that this country would not remain an hour beyond the latter period on a silver basis. But. the miuts of the United States would work fast enough to make them whole. All they want is one chance with the tools of destruction in their hands.—Syracuse (N. Y.1 Standard. FACTS FOR FARMERS. Michigan farmers who arc searching for the true cause of their present depression can find food for thought in an examination of the figures giving the imports and exports of agricultural products in 1893 under the McKinley tariff of 1SOO and in 1895 under the Wilson-Gorman tariff act. Under the republican tariff law of 1890 we imported in 1893 over 111,000,000 pounds of wool valued at over $13,000,000. In 1895 under the democratic tariff law we imported 248,000,000 pounds of wool, valued at $33,770,000. Nearly $20,000,000 worth more of wool was imported under the democratic tariff law in 1894. The imports of woolen goods in 1894 amounted to $10,809,000 and in 1895 to $57,494,000. From the reports of the treasury department at Washington we find that there were 47,273,000 sheep in the United States in 1892, valued at $125,900,000. On the 1st of January, 1896, there were 38,298,000 sheep in the United States, valued at $65,000,000—a decrease of 9,000,000 in the number of sheep, and of $60,000,000 in value. So with other agricultural products. During the last 17 months of the republican tariff law there were imported in this country 140,000,000 tons of hay, nnd during the first 17 months of the democratic tariff law there were Imported 373,000,000 tons. In short, the democratic tariff act of 1894 caused a heavy increase in the importation of farm products, thus increasing the competition of Michigan farmers. At the same time the heavy increase of imported manufactured goods crippled OUT domestic manufacturing concerns, threw laborers out of employment and thus deprived the farmers of Michigan of a home market. Thus hampered on the one side by increased competition and on the other by the loss of a home market, is it any wonder the prices of farm products are low?—Kalamazoo Telegram, CAMPAIGN NOTES. • — The hens of the United States produce more wealth annually than do its silver mines. What do the mine owners prppoge to do for the poultry of this country? . * , * # * Mr. Bryan has not yet told the laboring men of America how free silver ia to give them back the jobs he helped, them to lose by his vote and voice for free trade in congress. •••• •.,. # » * —Listen t£,Mr. Bryan, while he teaches democracyr'tQ the old gray heads of the party that were making history while he made mijd pies in his pantalettes out the Platte. on # # * —The American, farmers have had a hard.time of it for the past three years, and it is no wonder they arc- restlessj and trying to get at the bottom, facts of; the trouble, But ^g a class they are intelligent and do a lot of thinking, and, jiven the facts, will make a good report of themselvejB. One of the duties of the government—one of the Important duties of government—la tho putting of rinRs In the noses of hogs.—Prom W. J. Bryan's Labor Day Speech. SILVER IN A NUTSHELL. Free Coinage of Bricks Would Not Raise Tl>«ir Price. Did you ever stop to think what would be the result if the government should by legislation determine that ordinary building bricks two by four by eight inches in size should be legal tender in any amount for one dollar each and should arrange to have them so stamped in any quantity free of cost to the persons presenting them? Under 'such circumstances the price of building- bricks would at once advance to $1,000 a thousand, for if they could be "coined" without cost the bricks "uncoined" would be worth just as much as the "coined" bricks—one dollar each. But did it ever occur to you that it would not be an advance in the value of the bricks, but a decrease in the value of the dollars, which would thus establish a new "parity between money and property," that under such a system $1,000 would be worth only l,0o"o bricks; that that 1,000 bricks would exchange for no more commodities or labor than it does to-day, and consequently that $1,000 would mean no more to us than 1,000 bricks do now? In other words, our government can determine by legislation what commodity and what amount of that commodity one dollar shall be, but it must, .leave it to the of comparative supply and demand, cost of production, etc., to determine what the value of that commodity shall be. It may declare that a brick shall be a dollar, in which case one dollar will be worth whatever a brick will exchange for. It may declare that 25.S*grains of gold shall be a dollar, in which case one dollar will be worth whatever 25.8 grains of gold will exchange for, err it may declare that 412% grains of silver shall be a dollar, in which case one dollar will be worth only what 412'/ 2 grains of silver will exchange for, the same to-day as 50.3 cents in gold, or, "giving the debtor the option" ns to what dollar he shall use with whi-jh to pay his debts, it may declare that each of these three shall be a dollar, in which case one dollar will be worth just as much as the least valuable of the three, which under present conditions would be the brick.—L. Carroll Hoot. Easy liOssons About Money. At first all money was weighed in scales. The first money trade told in the Bible was in silver, "And Abraham weighed to Ephron 400 shekels of silver, current, money with the merchant." A shekel was half an ounce. It was not easy to carry round a pair of scales and weigh out metal each time there was a trade. So coins were made. A shekel or some weight of silver or of gold was weighed out, melted together and stamped with a die showing its weight. Now money could be counted instead of weighed out. This made trading much easier. Anything that makes trading easier betters trade. Silver was first in general use for coins. But as people became better off and had larger trades to make silver was too weighty. So gold camo into use. As nations have become better off they have come to use gold more than silver. The great trading nations now use the gold standard and only the poorer nations the silver standard for their mone'y systems.—NT. Y. World. Why Does Not Mr. Bryan Answer? Mr. Bryan tells the farmers that free coinage of silver will give them cheap dollars with which to pay their debts. Mr. Bryan tells city wsorkingmen that free coinage of silver will raise the metal to $1.29 per ounce, bringing the silver dollar to par with the gold dollar, thus giving city workingmen another dollar as good as the present on-s with which to buy the farmers' products. That is to say, to the farmer the Bryan silver dollar is to be a cheap dollar to pay debts/with. To city labor the Bryan, dollar is to be a dollar of high purchasing, power to buy with. Free coinage of ; sijver cannot produose these twp dollars. It can produce only one of the two. Why do not would-be supporters of Mr. Bryan ask him which dollar he realjy means? Both the farmer, who wants to pay debts, and the workingman, who must buy farm produce, are interested in, having this question answered.—Chicago Times-Herr aid. Sam Jonet Makes It Clear. "Suppose," says Bev. Sam Jones, of Georgia, "the government owned all the grist mills in this country and congress, should enact a law that all corn should be ground by the government mills free, and that while com was worth 18 cents a bushel the government would stamp the sacks of meal so that it would, bring 50 cents Q busb.el and do this for nothing? It is ft very hard matter to keep meal ahpvs the price, of corn." Bryan's Rotten Egg Argument. As a contribution to financial and economic thought the following utterance of Mr. Bryan, made iu Kentucky, is the most remarkable yet offered even by him: "If any man in this community would offer to buy all the. -eggs produced at 25 cents a dozen and was able to make good the offer, nobody would sell egg-s for less, 110 matter what the cost of production, whether one center five cents a dozen. So with silver. Free coinage would establish the market price of silver at $1.29, and nobody would sell it 'for a cent less." Why limit the priceof eggs to 25 cents and of silver to $1.29? If the reasoning is sound, the price in each case might easily be doubled, and the consequent benefit to the human race correspondingly increased. And why stop with eggs and silver? Why not mark up the price of everything you wish to I buy—offer to pay double or treble what is asked for it and keep on paying that price to all comers—hold it there? That's all you have to do—hold it there. "Nobody would sell it for a cent less," says Bryan, so long- as you held it. "So ' with silver." And the 'man who is put' ting forth such thought as that is a candidate for the presidency of 70,000,000 of people in the closing years of the , nineteenth century! • Farmers Want Cheap Money. The advocates of free coinage in the west and south "don't take any stock" in Bryan's occasional assertion that he "contends" that the adoption of this policy would put up the price of silver ; to $1.29. Indeed they would lose all interest in the,agitation if they supposed that the silver dollar under free I coinage was to be worth as much as the gold dollar is now. The real sentiments of these people are clearly expressed bj r James Kitchen, an extensive farmer and stockman of Gray son, Ky., who, when asked the other day why he was for free silver, made this reply: "I am for free silver because I arn in debt, and If we get free coinage I can pay my debts with one-half of what It now costs under our present money standard. And another reason, I employ laborers on my farm. They are tho creditors. • I am the debtor. Under free .coinage I can pay, them vrith one-half It costs me now, for It will raise the price of products, and I can hire my farm help for CO cents a day and pay them in bacon at 15 cents a pound." , It must become more and more plain, ns the campaign proceeds, tha.t this is the motive and must be the result of the free coinage agitation. The question at issue will thus finally resolve itself into the larger question, whether the American people still believe that honesty is the best policy. Tho Pensioner's Dollar. "You say you want to hear a little about the old soldiers. Well, my friends, the crisis which is approaching now, the question before the country now, appeals to the old soldier as much as it did in 1861. I am not afraid that any man who risked his life in his nation's behalf is going- to be influenced by the Arguments that are addressed to the soldiers now by the financiers," etc. — Mr. Bryan at Milwaukee, September 5. Not one word in answer to the question whether the purchasing power of the monthly pension payments to 970,000 pensioners would be reduced by the free coinage of sixteen to one silver dollars. Not a word as to the effect upon pension payments hereafter of the "extermination" of the "200-cent dollar" because it. is worth too much and buys too much. We do nob assume that the veteran soldiers are thinking of nothing but pensions, but they should compel Mr,; Bryan to say frankly what would be the effect of free coinage upon the pensioner's dollar. Moke ham answer the question one) way or the other. — Exchange. One Unsettled Volnt, An old nran who bore evidence of more work than culture, approached a' representative o| a free silver paper the other, day in the state.Jibrary. "Can, I ask, you a question?" "Certainly," "Well, if we have free silver coinage, we'll all have more money, won't we?" "Why, yes, certainly. That's easy to answer." "Well, what I want to know," sal4 the old fellow, earnestly, "is whetheir they will bring it to JB> or -whether I'U' have to go after it? w -^Jfehraska. State Journal. "0 to 8"- Nothing to Ate. Pat — How do you ethane! cm the silver question, Moike? Miket— Me? Sixteen to wan is mpi platform. $ you 90. $fce Jong- wte I'm thinking tJj&t by

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