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. to ffe dollaf pild t& *fif Hf <t^&^ f 'V ?f", £ r < tn knowledge. It is Ift vdived ift the Cuf* fel^wnM* ttftii Sm&nt . Barnes f>om Urt tie <§*e*wft the AfiierteAfi TlnJStofi and f»Hrt6i* ot tie United States, tt!Jfrt!*e»tatives ift Claims to the WafeWess aemete- :t ttienfa of tbirt* years of Keflnbticaa ftta "Jieafhcstly find confidently address w.f'-ttHV&s la the awakened inteillgew £".; ipofibttce ahd conselehce of their |H 'win in the following declaration of fact* " fvJtrd pKncfplesi ' _,..,*.*.. ~ the first time since lb? Cm! Wat #•> i ret H- ibtf American people have witnessed tl« ' consequences of foil and ntt- _ __ Democratic control of the l^ 1 Government It has been * record of * dnparallelcd incapacity, dishonor andi dis- tsler. In administrative management it ha* ruthlessly sacrificed indispensable revenue, entailed an unceasing deficit, pked out ordinary current expenses Witn borrowed money, piled ttp the pttbuc debt by $202,000.000 in time of peace, forced an adverse balance of trade, kepta per- |H>tUa! menace hanging over the rcdemp- Hott fund, pawned American -credit to fllich syndicates and reversed all the measures and results of successful Republican rule. In the broad effect of its policy it has precipitated panic, blighted 'industry nnd trade with prolonged depression, closed factories; reduced work and wages, baited enterprise and crippled American production, while stimulating foreign production for the American market. Every consideration of .public l=afcty and individual interest demands that the government shall be rescued ' from the hands of those who have shown themselves incapable to conduct it without disaster at home and dishonor abroad, .,,, ' and ahull be restored to the party which I; '"for thirty years administered it with'un- .jtv.".v equaled success and prosperity, and in jSpV'". Ihis connection we heartily indorse the. •*•" wisdom,'patriotism and success of the .: administration of President Harrison. Protection .t* Keafflrmed. ' We renew nnd emphasize pur allcgi- •-. ance fl> the policy of'protection as the u bulwark Of American industrial independence and the foundation of American development and prosperity. This trne American pojicy taTces foreign products and encourages home industry; it puts the burden of revenue on foreign .'poods; it secures the American market for the American producer; it upholds the American standard of wages for the <' ^American workingman; it puts the factory by the side of the farm, and makes • Che American farmer less dependent on foreign demand and price; it diffuses "- general thrift and founds the strength of i ,all on the strength of each. In its reason- 1 ' able application it is just,, fair and im• n partial, equally opposed to foreign con- trot and domestic monopoly, to sectional 'discrimination and individual favoritism. We denounce the present Democratic ' tariff as sectional, injurious to the public credit and destructive to business enterprise. We demand such an equitable tariff on foreign imports which come into competition .with American products as 1 will not only furnish adequate revenue for the necessary expenses of the government, but will protect American la- -bor from degradation to the wage level of other lands. We are not pledged to any particular schedules. The question ' ~of rates is a practical question, to be governed by tho ^conditions of the time nnd of production; the ruling and uncompromising principle is the protection 4, and development of American labor and industry. The country demands a right - settlement and then it wants rest. Protection and Reciprocity. tVc believe the repeal of the reciproci- ,- t fy arrangements negotiated by the last Republican administration was a nution- - al calamity, and we demand their renewal and extension on such terms as will equalize our trade with other nations, remove the restrictions which now obstruct the sale of American products - in the ports of other countries and secure .enlarged markets for the products of our . farms, forests and factories. Protection nnd reciprocity are twin blican noli /-measures oft,Republican policy and go ' hand in hand. Democratic rule has reck- .. ^lessly struck down both, and both must lie re-established. Protection for what • 'jve' produce; free admission for the nee'„ "Jssnries of life which we do not produce; «* reciprocal agrcemnts of mutual interests "tyhieh gain open markets for us in re- 7>.tnrn for our open market to others. Projection builds up domestic industry and trade, and secures our own market for jmr'wlves; reciprocity builds up foreign "' Jrajjc and finds an outlet for pur sur- •jf" ', i Sugar Attitude Stated. "'> v\'e 'cpndcran the present administra- ',; <ion fpr not keeping faith with tjip sugar ;;<juodqeers of this country. The Itepub- ^iican party favors such protection as will • lead Jo the production on American soil " 'of all the sugar which thp'American peo> "-'--*—e, and-for which they pay other ! -i fljpro than $100;OOQ,000 annual- , ,„-,,-„-,-,-j Product*' favored, t" fo fllj 'our products— to thpsc of the .^qp anfl tjje-field,'»$ well as to those of ,#e.-siiop and >yje factory—tp hemp, to «-poJ. tho product,pf the greaMndustry ifiBjfW wqpjena o£ the mill^w^promisa f^mpBt ample protection,, , >"""'«• ^.'^WfrP^St^rlRe'^fljttoraHon, MiLJX?. fflVQi'-rcstoripg 'tha earjy. American d5sfrTJMinatijig*4uUpg f or "<u_ otpu^sjdppigg itra^9,,ap jtJtat „„ - .af -AWrjcuil' and .dor fcfeigf! fcotfer Should t* *t *ft Bines fittH, titftfotts and dignified **4 *» i 0« idfmsttltt tb* Westtfn »«tepW|S i carefully watched , and guarded. - T6* ! Hawaiian fcaandishoiiki be eohtrotied By \ the United States, and no f ofeigd power should be tertoitted to tateffef* with tii*a»} the Nitaraguan ft»fl*t fchottM be built, owned and operated bf the United States, and bfr tie parch*** At Hie Danish island* we should secure & proper ; and much-needed naval station & the West Indies. ; *» Stop Antieiilaa M****er«t. ! Hie ' massacre* in Aftrieiiia ha** aroused the deep sympathf and jnst indignation of the American people, and we believe that the United States should exercise alt the influence it can propt'Hy exert to bring these atrocities to an end. In Turkey American residents hate been exposed to the gravest dangers ' and American property destroyed. There and everywhere American citizens and American property mast be absolutely protected at all hazard and at any cost. Monroe Doctr!n« B«*t>ert«<L We reassert the Monroe doctrine in Its full extent and we reaffirm the fight of the United States to gire the doctrine effect by responding to the appeals of any American state for friendly intervention in case of European encroachment. We hate not interfered and shall not later- fere with the existing possessions of any European power in this hemisphere, but those possessions must not, on any pretext, be extended. We hopefully look forward to the eventual withdrawal of the European powers from this hetnis- sphere and to the ultimate union of all the English-speaking part of the continent by the free consent of ita inhabitants. Independence for Cuba. From the hour of achieving their own independence the people of the United States have regarded. with sympathy the struggles of other American peoples to free themselves from European domination. We watch with deep and abiding interest the heroic battle of the -Cuban patriots against cruelty 'and oppression, and our best hopes go out for the full success of their determined . contest for liberty. <. The government -of Spain, having lost control of Cuba, and being unable to protect the propiTty and lives of resident American citizens, or to comply with its treaty obligations, we believe that, the government of the United States should actively use its influence and good offices to' restore peace and give independence to the island. Enlargement of Jtavy. The peace and security of the republic and the maintenance of its rightful influence among the nations of the earth demand a naval power commensurate with its position and responsibility. -We therefore favor the continued enlargement of the navy and a complete system of harbor and seacoast defenses. Limitation of Immigration. For the protection of the quality of our American citizenship and of the wages of our w'orkingmen against the fatal competition of low-priced • labor we demand that the immigration lawn be thoroughly enforced and so extended an to exclude from entrance to the United States those who can neither read nor write. 'Civil Service Kiiforcement. The civl service law was placed, on f the statute book by the Republican 'party, which has always sustnhicd it, and we renew our repeated declarations that it shall be thoroughly and honestly enforced and extended wherever practicable. Fair Ballot* for Citizens. We demand that every citizen of the United States shall be allowed to cast one free and unrestricted ballot, and that such -ballot shall, be counted and returned as cast. Lynching ii Condemned. We proclaim our unqualified condemnation of the uncivilized and barbarous practice well known as lynching, or killing of human beings suspected or charged with crime, without process of law. National Arbitration Board. We favor the creation of a* National Board of Arbitration to settle and adjust differences which may arise between employers and employed engaged in interstate commerce. Free Homesteads Favored. Wo believe in an immediate return to the frco homestead policy of the Republican party and urge tho passage by Congress of the satisfactory free homestead measure which has already passed the House and is now pending in the Senate. To Admit Territories. Wo favor the admission of the remaining territories at the earliest practicable date, having duq regard to the' interests of the people of the Territories and of (he Unite'd States, All the Federal officers appointed for the Territories should be elected from bona-fide residents thereof, and the right of self-government should be accorded as far as practicable^ . , -, . , „, Representation for Alaska,' ' We believe- the cjtzens of Alashu should have representation in the Congress of the United States, to the, end tJwi; needful legislstipn may be' intelll- gently epacteo, Stand for Temperance, We sympathize with all wise and legit. imale efforts to lessen -and 'prevent the evils of intemperance and promote morality, Welcome to Women, The Republican party, is mindful pt the rights uucl interests of women, J 7 vo- tpcftan of American, industries Includes eq«al opportunities, equal PH.V fop equal •work, and protection to the hpmo, We f«vor the admission of wpineji tp wider snhqres of usefulness, and \yejcowe their pa-operation m rescuing the country from pemooratlc and Populist mismanagement ' liean «ati fiifW Wttfentlon, ¥n¥feef ttf tte flsipie e{ State*, is ft mo*t dTstingUJBhed holibf, *wffi i *oiiid awt.ewf^LB&J^I fecifltioto, although det*lf «n«M6 of the treat rSponaiWOtieS of the trust and toy inability^) beat them *rithtfcit |h« eenerons and constant Bdppott of tfijT fet ' - 6 fi£ itf t$l£ iy ardttws and important"ITthe dflty'itt posed, and in accepting the one I assjiflit the other, relying ftpoil .the MtttfltiC devotion of tho people td the best tttgf* ests of our beloved country, and the stia* taming care and aid of him Without whose support all We do is empW and tain, Should the people ratify ,. the choice of the great convention tot Which you speak, my only aim will be to pro-' mote the public good, which in America Is always the good of the greatest ttuffl- bcr. the honor of our country, and the welfare of the people. "The questions to be settled in the national contest this year are aa serious and important as any of the great governmental problems that have confronted us in the last quarter of the century. They command our sober judgment and a settlement free from partisan prejudice and passion, beneficial to ourselves and befitting the honor and grandeur of the republic. They touch every Interest of our common country. Much !• Involved. "Our industrial supremacy, out productive capacity, our business and commercial prosperity, our labor and its rewards, our national credit and currency, our proud financial honor, and our splendid free citizenship—the 'birthright of every American—are all involved in the pending campaign, and,thus every home in the land is directly and intimately cofe nccted with their proper settlement. Great are the issues involved in the coming election, and eager and-earnest are the people for their right determination. Our domestic trade must be won back nnd our ..idle xvorkingmcn employed in gainful occupations at American wages. Our home market must be restored to its proud rank of first in the world, and our foreign trade, so precipitately cut off by adverse national legislation, reopened on fair and equitable terms for our surplus agricultural and manufacturing products. "Protection and reciprocity, twin measures of a true American pplicy, should again command the earnest encouragement of the government at Washington. Public confidence must be resumed nnd the skill, the energy and the capital of our country find ample employment at home, sustained, encouraged and defended against 1 the unequal competition and serious disadvantage with which they arc now contending. Mast Raise Sufficient Revenue. •'The government of the United States must raise enough money to meet both its currentexpenses and increasing needs. Its revenues should bo so raised "as to protect the material interests of our people, with the lightest possible drain upon their resources, and maintain that high standard of civilization .which has distinguished Our country for more than a century of its existence. The income of the government, 1 repeat, should equal its necessary and proper expenditures. A failure to pursue this policy, has compelled the government to borrow money in a time of peace, to sustain its credit, and pay'its daily expenses. This policy should be reversed, aud that, too, as speedily as possible. "It must be apparent to all, regardless Df past party ties or affiliations, that it is our paramount duty to provide adequate revenue for the expenditures of the government economically and prudently administered. The Republican party has heretofore done, this, and this !• confidently believe it will do in the future, when the party is again 'intrusted with power in the executive and legislative branches of our government. The national credit, which has thus far fortunately resisted every assault upon it, must and will be upheld and strengthened. If sufficient revenues are provided for the support of the government lucre, will be no necessity for borrowing money and increasing thiyiubllc debt. Policy Is at fault. "The complaint- of'the people is not against the administration for borrbwing. money and issuing bonds to .preserve the credit of the country, but,against the ruinous policy which has made this necessary: It is but an incident, aud a necessary one, to the policy which has been inaugurated. The inevitable effect of such a pplicy is seen in the deficiency of the United States treasury escept as it as replenished by loans, and in the" distress of the people, who' arp mifferiug because of the scant demand for either their labor or the products of their labor. Ho re is the fundamental trouble, the remedy for which is Republican opportunity and duty. "During all the years of Republican control following resumption there was a .steady reduction pf thp public debt, while the gold reserve was sacredly maintained and our currency and credit preserved without depreciation, taint, or suspicion. If we would restore this policy, that brought us unexampled prosperity for more than thirty years, under the most trying conditions ever known iu this country, the policy by wjiiph we made and bought wore goods at liqme and sold more abroad, tup traeje balance would be quickly turned in our favor, and gold would come-to us and not go from us in tho settlement ; of oil such balances jn the future, Thp party that supplied by legislation the vast r»ye fpr the conduct pf our greatest war, promptly restated the credit of tlie try at its p|o«o, ana twit .frprn Ha A.,,,.,., ant revenues .paid oft; a large share of |ho dpbt incurred in-this war, and thnt re- sinned .specie payments and, placed p«p paper ciwPRcy M0» a sound, ancj endur? Ing basis," C»R p»-safely trusted to pre» Borvp iMthopr 9rp4.lt and currency • • lhat they intend wu&t tire RtjF*-w»»^ what its fcetnrfi W , They fealiie that ,„..., believes that trnf ..-_ done at hoine, And hot abM»s« ferfwhol-l-prddaiin ttcSf deWtl while supplying adequate the foTerament, will fjsl tifodtictibn ahd serfrfc the «<;=- •—-of American labof and detelopfflehu Appeal M tfee Plain People. *Onf appeal, thefef>% t* false philosophy of vain theor the Masses of the Atnericrtia' P»B'f« *?« plain, practical people, whoirt wncola loved! and tfnsted and whotn the Reptib^ lican patty has always faithftilly ftfttea to serve. The platform adobted by til* Republican national contention haa received my careful consideration, and nas -my Unqualified approval. It is a matter of gratification to me. as I am sure it must be to you t nnd Republicans every- whcte, and to all our people that the e£- presslons of Its declaration of principles are so direct, clear and emphatic. They are too plain and positive to leave any chance'for doubt or question as to their purport and meaning. But you will Hot expect me to discuss its provisions at length, or in any detail, at this time. It Will, however, be my duty and pleasure at some future day to make to you and through you to the great party you represent a more formal acceptance of tue nomination tendered me. No one could 'be more profoundly grateful than I for manifestations of public confidence ot which yon have so eloquently spoken. "It shall be my aim to attest this ap- nppreciation by an unsparing devotion to what I esteem the best interests of the people, and in this work I ask the counsel and support of you gentlemen and of every other friend of the country. "The generous expressions with which you, sir, convey the official notice of my nomination are highly appreciated ahd as fully reciprocated, and 1 thank you and your associates of the notification committee and the great party and convention at whose instance you come for the high.and exceptional distinction bestowed upon me."^ Hon. Carrett A. Hob»rt—Ills Statesmanlike Keply to the NplUJcatiou Committee. Mr. Chairman and .Gentlemen of the Committee: I beg to extend to you my grateful ackuowledgmcnts for the vejy kind and flattering terms in which you convey the formal nnnouncenipnt of my nomination for Vice-President of the United States by the Republican national convention at St. Louis. I am profoundly sensible of the honor which has been done me nnd through me to the state in which all my life has been spent; in my selection- as a candidate for this high office. I appreciate it the more because it associates me, in a contest which involves the gravest issues, with one who Tepresents in his private character : and public career the highest intelligence and best spirit of his party and with whom my personal relations are such us to afford a guaranty of perfect accord in the work of, the campaign which is before us. It is sufficient for me to soy at this time that, concurring without other Cervices in all'the declarations of principle and policy embodied in the St. Louis platform, I accept the nomination tendered to me with a full appreciation of its responsibilities and with an honest purpose, in the event that the people' shall ratify the choices made by the national convention, to discharge any duties which may devolve upon me with sole reference to the public good. Let me add that it will be my earnest effort in the coining campaign to contribute in every, way possible to the success of the party which we represent .and which to the important issues of the time stands for the best interests of the people. Uncertainty and instability as to the money' question involves most serious consequences to every.interest and to every citizen of the country. The gravity of this question cannot be overestimated. There can be no financial security, no business stability, no real prospjwjty whqre the policy vt the government .as to that question is at all a matter pf doubt. QoJd is the one standard of. value among jfll enlightened commercial notions. All financial transactions of whatever character, all business enterprises, all individual pr corporate investments arc adjusted to it. An honest dollar, worth 300 cents everywhere, cannot bp coined out of 53 cents'-worth of silver, plus a-legislative nat. Such a debasement of our currency would inevitably produce incalculable loss appalling disaster, nnd national dishonor. It is fundamental'principle in coinage recognized and followed by all the statesmen of America in tho past, and never yet safely departed from, that there can be ouly one basisn upon which gold and silver may be concurrently coined as money, and that basis is equality, not in weight, but in -the commercial value of the metal contained in the respective coins, 'Ihis commercial value is fixed by the markets of the world, with which the great interests of our country ore necessarily connected by innumerable business Ues which cannot be severed or ignored. Great and self-reliant as our country is it is great not alone within its own borders and upon its own resources, but because it a so reaches put to the ends of the earth in all manifold departments' of business, exchange nnd commerce fnf a'JS'* ^" t - B ^.1 It A>-"??> st -^- d ' : P»r «<TJip, AWleasj'. pQQpJe hjjld, <h> -|j afl n, AB pnv togj dod c ttn> UQ I'eJUid. upon to guard it WlfU tho saw Steeples* "v|gU, ftuop, They M«. its Pjesprvatwrn aUqve FV f 2'€ll¥S4 e f" li "" &fe^*^|§||f^i| lle¥efl < "dfWe «i- tt communicate td _ with somewhat fiidfe' 6«. "--—-IT c6ncetting the doffltflftnt fl««st..,.~ -the nottf and tn* CHsiS which cofcf fonts Us as a nation. A t „„ ... With this bHei.«*pte*stofi of w jjfr Meelntkm of the distinguished hoBor that ha*, bceh bestdtved tipofl ine, and this 'signification bf »$• acceptance of the tfrust to which 1 hate been &tt»£f HS"' 1 place myself at the fe/lvice of th« Be* tJUbllcati party find of tLi cdunttfi g__'-_* ^ .'-- - .. ^._ - i i - • -' • •- a SOMDMOKEY. ^....ey's Speech to the fafake? Club Giving a Resume bf th* Issues of the Campaign* Canton, O., July ll.-tt was les* thftft an hour after adjournment of tho Chicago conventioft whefl the Thirtysecoud Ward Foraker Club of Cleveland arrived/ in Canton 300 strong, wltli their wivtfs and daughters. They marched at once to Governor McKlnley's residence. After President D. H. Lucas had'made a presentation address Governor Mclunley said: "Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen and My Fellow Citizens: It gives we very great pleasure to welcome you to my home city and to my home, nnd I ftp' predate more than I can find words to express the honor and the compliment of this call. I thank you for your congratulations and the assurances of support which you make for the great principles for which this year the Republican party stands. (Applause.) I''congratu- late you upon'having for your name one of the most illustrious of otir statesmen in Ohio, Joseph. Bensou Foraker. (Applause.) < "My fellow citizens, recent events have imposed upon the patriotic people of this country a responsibility greater than the Civil war. Then it was a struggle to preserve the government of -the United States; now it is a. struggle to preserve the honor of the government. (Crtas of "Yes" and applause.) "Then it was a contest to save the Union; now it is a contest to/savo spotless its credit. (Great applause.). Then section was arrayed against section; now men of all sections can unite, and will unite, to rebuke the repudiation of our obligations and the debasement. of our currency. (Applause.) ' "In this contest patriotism is above party and national honor is dearer than any party name. The currency and credit of the government are good now, and must be kept good forever. Our trouble is "not with the character'of the money that we have, but with the threat to debase it. We have the same currency that we had in 1892, good the world over nnd unquestioned by any people. Then, too, we had unexampled credit and prosperity. Our difficulty now is to get that .noney in circulatipn and invested in productive enterprises which furnish employment to American labor. (Great applause.) "This is impossible" with the distrust that hangs over the country at the present time, nnd every effort to-make our dollars or any one of them, worth less than 100 cents each only serves to increase the distrust. What we want is a sound .policy, financial and" industrial, which will give courage and confidence to all, for when that is done the money now unemployed because of fear for the future and lack of confidence in investment will quickly appear-in the channels of trade. (Cries of "You are right, major," and applause.) "Gentlemen, the employment- of our idle money, the idle money that we already have, in gainful pursuits will put every idle man in the country at work, and when there is work there is wages, and when there ore work and wages there are consumers, who constitute the best market for the products of bur soil. Having destroyed business and confidence by a free-trade policy, it is now proposed to make things still worse by entering upon an era of depreciated currency. Not content with the inauguration of the ruinous policy which has brought down the wages of the laborer and the price of farm products, its advocates now offer a new policy, which will diminish the value of tho money in which wages and products are paid (Applause.) Against both of these we stand opposed. "Our creed embraces an honest dollar, an untarnished national credit, adequate revenues for the uses of the government protection to labor and industry, preservation of the home market, and reciprocity which wil,extend our foreign markets, Upon this platform wo stand; and submit its declarations to the sober and considerate judgment of the American people. (Great applause.) "I .thank you again for this call and greeting, and it will give me very great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, to lueet you all personally." .(Aplonse,) fie«6Bt fefe'nif haf&JttpWei! ftpM tfof 6!" tnta mm* a ,, biHty JBd AAntf grlatef than tny>;J the Oifil W&f,; Then It was ». -V td the United Stateij nW-lt 18 ft Struggle >? fo pfeftePte the, fifialtclal fa8B6f of the-, government «f the Uflited States. Thefi ' it was a dbnte&t td feaVe.the Union; now "4 it Is a e&titeSt td sa¥§ Spotless iU cMdtt,. TheB iecilon was nHaffed against sec*' tiofij ndW fflefl of fill aeetiOfis ean.tinite/ and will Unite, ,ta reb-tiks the repudiation of our obligations) and the debasement of oiif ctHHreaefr • ". " A SILVER CATECHISM. The question admit?) of no compromise It-is a vital principle of stage, butTfs In np sense. Pft r JsftH or wct|qn a 'j, j t oo£ cent? nil 1 p e9 p| 0 p urg> as * of t /,' e foremost nation,, must have « wionotury Bt«nd«rd equal tQ the best. H Js of viufi consequence that this question MlflTe sett ed, now in ,* W h a \vay |(s tp rcstoro .jilhhQ .confidence Jiprp «nrfi cvorywhew In tlip in Psrity of pur. purppgp. £ doubt of i.hftt integrity ampng Yiip puier great cqmmepuj-countries qf Hie woVicf w u! not only cost »s millions, oC.nipney, but that which, 89 patriots, we sheuft ireaa- still more lUgnly-r-pur,industrial ami c (supremacy. »»»»»»•»• »«« My estimate pf the vajye pf « pr p, tectiye pplicy has been |p me d, fr "ha stydy *4 thp pbjppt 'ipsjspn. pf JTs^j^ WORDS OP LIVING TRUTH, i' V ',ja.ffi » Patriotic Wisdom Culled'from Mr. McKlnley's Speeches Upon Questions of the Day, The American people hold, the financial honor of our government as sacred as PUI- flag, and can be relied uppn to 'guard it \vitli the same sleepless vigilance, Not content with, the inaugqrntlpn of the ruinous policy which has brpught down the wages of the laborer nnd the price of farm products; its advocates now offer a new policy which 'will .diminish' the Yd HQ .of the money ip wl/M $,»»« and prices- »re paid, M flfevs Our trouble U not with the character of the money that wo hnvo, but wltl tho threat ,to iii.baM it. We "bar" tho m qurrnncy ilm{ wo had 'in J80a, the world over, and unquestioned gpgd eration, aud. has my , aiiprovnl It is a ffl « tw of sratifioatlon'tg m p, as { »m sufe it must \>e to you ana Republican? emy, where.ana to all our pepplp, that- tt\o ^ prcwpns of its riaolai-atroB Qjf arc so direct, cjcap 9l id «re- ^Q plftin and bt \i\\ny years., »i IB iwu protectlnn n«» wly'bulW.s m to»mitfN&T«fffi l V^2 .BWSU'^gmBljKfiihHt.ttOt'thoseand,aU nthor inrliiKtrips Knni< eK «,„ i_T??_.»fV'MM .pW*»'f»*«<MU(fi«e|.^Hi.u{u{-ino8e ant i, n |i other industries flourish, pj jangffi i,! p«m.orj,ip.» AS HWrtfiBtlPfl te-'flttjataiued or wit&drftWfi''rj> Iwyo/gepn lfT»(Ji8nutahf? nrnvari thnt thn nrnannvifv «**?t*' 9 4J l WM r mvWyotWlSi The Detroit Free Press publishes tht following! ' • i . In my judgtneht nh associntion of men eminent in business and otherwise should be formed in this city without delay, whose duty it should be to write of procure to be wrltteh, a large number of tracts treating solely thd question of sottHd motley, to contain tot more than 1,000 words each, and to be printed in large type and upon good paper. These should be distributed, or be ready for distribution by the middle of August, and copies should be placed in the hands of every wage-ottrner and farmerMn the state of Michigan. They. Would best subserve the purposa if drawn up in the form of a catechism, of which I append a specimen: Q.—What is, the fundamental contention of the free-coinage advocates? A.—That the amount of money in circulation has been decreasing since tho demonetization of silver,'-and that thi» decrease has caused a general fall m prices, Q.—Is it true that the money supply has been decreasing? A.—It is not. Q.—What are the facts? A.—As far as the United States is con* cerncd there 1ms been nn enormous* increase. In 18(50 the money in circulation in this country was '$442,102,477; in 1872 it was $738,300,549; by thq treasury bulletin at the beginning.of the present month of July it was $1,500,725,200. ,Q.—What does this show? -A.—It shows /that our .money .supply has increased 240 per cent, as compared with 1SGO, and 104 per cent, as compared With 1872. Q.—Has the money 'supply increased faster than the population? , . A.—Very mudi faster. Q.—How do you prove this? A.—By dividing the tota.1 money In circulation at each date by the total population, of the country- at the same date, and thus finding the circulation pet capita. Q.—What does such a process show? A.—The per capita circulation of the United States on July 1, I860, was $14.06; on July 1, 1872, it was $18.70; at the beginning of July iu 1806 it was $21.15. Q.—But has' not the money .supply of the world at large been decreasing? A.—On the contrary, it has been Increasing rapidly. Q.—How is this proved? A.—By the statistics of new gold production. Q.—How large has this production been? r A.—The scports of the director of'the. mint, which ore acknowledged authority, show that from 18f3 to 1804, inclusive, the world's total now gold production baa been $2,520,834,000. Q.—Is this new product' of gold increasing or decreasing? A.—It is increasing with enormous rapidity. Q.—Give the figures, A.—In 1873 the world's gold product tion was $90,200,000; in 1880 it was $106,430,800, In the year 1890 it was $118,849,000. In 1894 it was $180,626,100. For 1895 the exact total is not yet compiled, but is closely estimated at $199,500,000. Q.—What docs this mean? A.—It means that the amount of gold annually added 1o the world's money supply has more than doubled in the last twenty-three years, Q.—But has not the issue of silver with full coinage privileges cut down the total annual addition to the 'world's metallic money supply? A,—It has not, Q,-Why? A.—In 1873 tho world's gold ^production was $90,200,000; its silver production, $81,800,000; total, $178,000,000. Last year the production of gold alone was $199,500,000. Speech to the Laboring Men. At the railway station, in Cantpn, on July 22d, as Mr, McKinley was about to take the train for .Cleveland, an assemblage of woi'kiiigmen called for a speech. In response Mr, McKinley re» fcrred to tije object of his visit to Alliance, and sftid: All of us are interested in the wel* fare of our country," because in the wel fare of our country-is involved the'indi' yidunl welfare of' x every- citizen. I£ our great country is prosperous, then the peo» pip are prosperous, Whnt we nil want -~np matter to what political organization we may nave belonged in -the- past—is a return to the gopd timQB of years ago. We want good, prices and gogd wages, and When we have tljpm we want them to be paid„»» sooa woWi',, I A J?J? l( !l lse and, sriW. of "?cro are right."] ..•Whether ovu'' v pric$s be ingli'Qp whether tjaoy bo lew, PP swd*- or wfiethef'Tlwy be bad'rthoy arp nil tbo bptjpp by being paid In dollars ffflrtn, 1QQ cents each/ , [Tjre<nendou.s ^Uepring,] It we IIHYP good, .w?gQS they are Uottoi'-ny being pala Ui'gQla dollarsj J| wo Jhave poor Wiigps, (hey arp mucle poorer.hv^.be. being paid. in. gold dollars, U w,eTWe jaw Plttapn?; what WP want rnorp than IP that ortbo.mpst enlightened „.„,-„. of the parth mid. uiglufaiu jtbe credit and honor of thp •gpvQj i nme«t of tho United States, Great applause,] •> W<? sve the r«*jf" ^»iri! 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