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Algona, Iowa
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t«re flf Spencer,-wltfe a §*»£ «jf wee>k Iwen buying It *OHlfl fatt* setting wlmt, ifetroey ooixlv oo jrts&if ox. : AooiWEnaunetttoe tefnaffieaae oT Eos- AlftoiiftonSepL 11, lW»0,«til SfcooWtefc, A«tttar,esaekori&e Bistrtct Court, forthetran«*CtJoiiof each <»tber The radons vottng precincts irffl "be to delegates as follows : Ooiranftteetnm. Atoms— Hfcstirara........ E-TeTHer. Beoand traj-d JW.P. Jones . .....IP. . I.. Sla*3e Foartii ward. |F. n. CaHdns... Sort...... ...... f3fi^m yTwr .„_„. BuflsJo... JBobt."Hr«rter.... Oesco . ....-Kl. A. Patter BajEle jJobn Hay I^enton.- - -—. "M. W*iBtoTO£L Greenwood JW. W. Alcorn „ German. Wm. Stfhrader... Garaelfl ...»S. S.' Germania. Grant. _ Hebron Harrison. .„.. 'ItTi&gtOU . Ixrtte Creek.— lfuv«rne—. Idncoln ... . Portland PbuB Creek. ITairfe Eamsaj-..^. JBrerdale. ,Wjn- dement £L ft. Stociks^LXL.... Wm. GoodtSch W. R.Peet... Setli Ifeweomt A.H.BlxbT... iW.A. Wright LP.Harrison Daniel Wartrarton.. '. Blanchard... R.M. Gardner Cbas. Beinecke Phil. "Winters 3.O. Pftxsoa Henry "Warner, G- J&— JErtdcPdP.,,,.. W. 3E. Stsj-ks,,. W_ X Burton Sardhett..... mlon- -. "Wesley.. : Z.S- Barrett. 'Wltttemore. Ctotton B. 7. CEOSE, Chairman. CALLS FOB CA1DCCSES. Pltau Creek—At-Ehe Eloe Bcbool sbonse. Sat -urtar. Sept. S, at 1 p. m. K. 14. Gardner, Cam. CA2DS Of CAKBIBATES. OOCJfTT I beret»j- announce myself as a candidate for •theoffioe ol otranty attorney, subject to the action t>IJi*e republican county <conrention. E. VI beretTj- aanococe myself as a candidate {or -Hie office of 000017 attorney, «nbject to tbe action of the republican •county convention. 3. C. EATMOITD. KDOOBDEB. I ierebj aan<rtmce myself as a candidate for •the office of comity recorder, ctfbject to the ac- ^tion of tbe republican cotmtf conrention. Jd. F. RAKUAILL. n-e have to *ork by restoring business conSt!«Boe first. Tbe banks &re full of Idle mtmty aad trill be so long as tire policy rf tbe governmen Tbe election «f McElnJey and an gressire movement for an inter -naticro- al agreement are tbe t*o first things. If tbe latter fails there traiibe time enough to devise expedients. Tbe Democrat must not forget tfeat tbe re- piablican party has always fouofl some means to furnish additions to tbe volume of money, and that it was President Cleveland wbo first put in operation a policy of contraction, Now baring answered these queries, will tie Democrat perform its part of tbe agreement and give the reasons it has for believing that tbe free coinage of silver by the United States alone will bring gold and silver to a parity, aod beep them there and in circulation side by side as money. SHORT A.SD TO THE POIXT. McKinley summed the whole issue -up in a sentence in one of bis little speeches last week: "Idoootkcow wiat^onUiiiik about it, trot I believe it is a good deal better to open lip the mills of tie United States to tbe labor of America liiao to open up tbe mints of tbe United States to tbe silver of the --world," SEWS AM) OOMMEgT. Tbe gold democrats meet next Wednesday in Des Moines to send delegates to a national convention to be held in Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Tbe better way would be to vote for McKinley and be done with it. Either be or Bryan will be elected. -*--*--*A canvass of tbe employes of the Milwaukee railway shows 90 per cent, opposed to tbe silver program. On tbe Iowa and Dakota division tbe per cent, is larger. •*• -5- -i- A. C. Parker, tbe Des Moines lawyer, will talk republicanism at Spirit 3Lake tomorrow evening. -S- -S- -!The Leader repprt of the democratic convention says "for eleetor-at-large, Judge Carr of Emmetsburg named Horace Boies." Not this year. It was another Carr. POIITIOAL BOIES. Hon. Eoswell G. Horr of Michigan will deliver a political address in Webster City on August 24. Thos.B. Reed says: Men deceived once tSrelire fwraltfryttrey could _ ooaW »c8> fill tmt their car iiere, so moved tm to Whittemore to finish loafling. Farmers are wise in onto ta*e ben. iSnnuetsbnrg Reporter: Mrs. Frank Deal; *-ent t» Algona, ThursflBy of last *eek to spend a week in vMtifig her friettS. Mrs. 3. B. WitiTrel, of tbat city. -£. M, Walsh of Bart slopped off in Unnnefeourg, Saturday, •while en- itmle home from Camp Ofcdbojl. n.n<l •spent $b>» day among old acquaint* ncf'S. Jack is «>e of the crack shots of tbe Fkjortb regiment. The Leader says Anfly Dunlap attended a surprise parly at Sapervisfrr Burton's last week. He didn^t star long. He -went in the front door, and fonnfl a room full of ladies: passed on 1<i the next and found tbat filled to overflowing with tbe fair sex. That was enough. He sought the shortest way out and got back to town as soon as possible. Andy has partially recovered, bat says be don't care to attend another surprise party. THE ODEGEESSIOSAL FIELD, Tbe Koseuth Delegation to tbe Humbold t Sliver Convention—Democratic Delegate* to tbe Boone Meelltie. J. H. Richards, Geo. E. Marble. Geo. S. Angus and J. R. Davis went to Humboldt yesterday to attend the silver oomvention 1o name a candidate for congress against Dolliver. Their Intention was to present the name of C. C. Chubb. He demurred strongly because he says tbe silver man will be elected and he does not want to go. The man usually named by the silver- itee is J. B. Romans of Denison. But he is considered weak by the democrats and may not be endorsed. Tbe democrats do not like this idea of being forced to endorse anyone picked out by the silver men. They say there should have been a union convention. They recall their experience with Baker, who was beaten by 14,000 majority. The Courier has sprung Capt. Yeoman's name, but DolMver defeated him once and that would leave him at a disadvantage. The democrats meet at Boone tomorrow. The delegates chosen in Algona Monday are: M. H. Boals, Tbos. Sherman, E. ChrisdhilJes, Jake Huber, A. W. Patterson, Wm. Kirschbaum, J. J. Ryan and A, H Naf us. are human; men same men, fools. deceived twice by tbe QUESTIONS ANSWERED. The Emmeteourg Democrat says it . explain how free coinage of silver •will restore an actual bimetallism providing THE UPPfiE DES MOINES will first answer some questions. It Bays: I. The Democrat cannot understand bow TanWrpEB. DES MOISES can consistently support its party declaration in favor of a -single gold standard and in tite same sentence profess its loyalty to tbe cause of bimetallism, which means tbe free coinage of both gold and silver without discrimination in favor of either. In answer to this it is to be said that the republican platform fairly interpreted declares for tbe maintenance of the existing gold standard while this country makes an earnest effort to se^cure an inter-national agreement for bimetallism. In other words until we .can get tbe free use of both gold and silver in a manner to actually insure -their concurrent circulation, the republicans prefer the existing standard 'to a silver standard. The reasons for this preference are nowhere better summarized than by Secretary Carlisle: There Is not a free coinage country in tbe world today that is not on a silver basis. There is not a gold standard country in the world today mat does not use silver as money along with gold. There is not a silver standard country in the world today that uses any gold as money along with silver. There Is apt a silver standard country in tbe world today that has more than one- third as much money in circulation per capita as the United States has. There is not a silver standard country in the world today where the laboring man receives fair pay for his day's work. Republicans do not believe that free coinage means bimetallism, but tbat it does mean a silver standard. Tbat being so they faypr the existing gold, until they can get a real bland their position is not in- Ujonsistent. ' ' g. The Democrat asks; k jjow Jong would, Tpe Umcn DBS MOJXJJS ; fee willing to have the United States wait without Hiking independent action.? ,. As Jeflg as tbe ablest and clearest of this and other believe that independent keep both gold and ! by side, V- woum H wa» until American, i bpneiejsjy rgjnedf Ex-President Harrison has promised to open tbe campaign for tbe republicans in New York city by a speech to be delivered on tbe evening of August 25. At Adams publishes this cheerful notice to his brother democrats: On Novembers a grand special excursion will leave all points on 1i»e iine of our company, lor Salt river. Enquire at this office. David Grier, Judge Carr's old-time reporter, is out in a long letter for free silver. David's photo adorns the article in tbe Emmetsburg Democrat, and is the only really reliable part of the production. Tbe campaign has begun. The Lu Verne News says J. J. Ryan began to talk free silver as soon as be struck town and kept it up all tbe time he was there. Mayor Patterson showed him over the town. According to the Blue Earth Post Frank Day says Bryan is the "supremest character since Christ." Prank may know Bryan pretty well but he will have to bring outside evidence to prove that he is qualified to testify as an expert beyond that. A dispatch in tbe Omaha World-Herald states that tbe Winnebago Indians are beginning to take an interest in political matters, and that many are seen wearing Bryan badges and loudly proclaiming tbat tbev are going to vote for him. "The educated members of the tribe," says the dispatch, "are studying silver literature, and they are becoming quite as capable of discussing political matters as tbeir white brethren." Romans Named. Wm. Cleary and Jas. Taylor attended tbe Humboldt silver convention yesterday. Richards of Burt was made chairman of the convention, Cleary was on the committee on resolutions, and Geo. E. Marble of Burt was chosen permanent committeeman for the county. J. B. Romans of Denison was nomina't- ed for congress. It is thought the democrats will endorse him tomorrow at Boone. The counties of Carroll, Hancock, Calhoun, and Greene were not represented, and Boone, Emmet, Pocahontas, and one or two others, by one or two picked up. Only three or four came from Crawford with Romans. Kossutb, with fourteen, had the largest delegation. IS THIS JrejGEBOBHOOD, The Swea City Herald says Canadian thistles are thick up north. Rev. Innes' brother came up from Eagle Grove on a bicycle and spent Sunday a week ago. Three others came with him. Ecntnetsburg Tribune: Frank Bes- tenlehner of Algona was in town Tuesday with his old friend, John S. Cullen, with whom he is spending a few days. Humboldt Independent; Capt, and Mrs. Jeanson and Dr. and Mrs. Gar ; field of Algona were visitors in Humboldt and at tbe Assembly last week nearly all tbe week. Britt Tribune: Mr. and Mrs, A. J. Roblson enjoyed a short visit from Mr. RobJson's nieces, Miss Mamie Clapp of Boone, and Miss Caddie Waterbouse of Algona, this week, returning home to* }888 4 te 3891, W it Wvermore Gazette; Mrs. Noonan, 6)-., who had her eye poisoned some weeks ago, returned from Algona last week where she went to have an operation performed and tbe eye removed. She is now much improved In health. Col. Abernetby, Iowa's veteran edu» cator, is beginning bis sixteenth year in the Osage academy. He is » scholar and successful private school conductor, a genial gentleman and one of the beet members of tbe Josva university board Of regents, Artflgtrong Journal; TQHJ, Bennett, bap been Jb.§ pppwlar and efficient . at tbe $§st warltet the past year, b»,8 resigned, hj$ po GEAUD MUSICAL FESTIVAL. Clear Lake Is This Week a Musical Center-Big Excursion From Aleona Sunday. The annual grand musical festival at Clear Lake park is being held this year August 17 to 23, and promisee to be by far the best ever held. The talent this year is of a superior order, and embraces the famous Slayton Jubilee singers of nine artists, Magnolia male quartette, colored lady quartette, Nolan T. Washington, Whistler; Bass Robinson, comedian; Cbas. Moore, baritone; Edward Thomas, basso; Mae Estella Acton, prima donna; Edith Adams, violincellist; Anna Lee Darnbrough, reader; Jeanne Scott, Iconcert pianist; J. Arthur Loining, impersonator and monologuist, and the celebrated Ainsworth orchestra. Concerts will be given each evening. On Sunday, August 23, there will be two grand concerts. For this festival the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will sell excursion tickets to Clear Lake and return at very low rates, and on Sunday, August23, special excursion trains will be ran to accommodate all who, may wish to attend on that date and enjoy the day at this beautiful resort. Special excursion train on Sunday, the 23d, will leave Algona, Iowa, at 9:32 a. m. Pare for round trip from Algona to Clear Lake and return, $1.40, which includes admission lo Grand concert and all privileges of the park grounds, AN EVMINQ QP OPERA, The Jforoe Tiiloiit Cast for the ««Little Tycoon" Made Up-Will Be Given Friday Evening;, Sept. 4. The "Little Tycoon "is to be given in Algona Friday evening, Sept. 4, at tbe opera house by home talent. The production is a benefit for tbe band and is to aid the boys in getting ready for the big band carnival at Eagle Grove the following week. C, H, Brown of .VJapleton, Minn,, will furnish the costumes, be here to attend two dress rehearsals, and will set the stage. The opening scene is on board a steamer and appropriate scenery will be put in by him. . There a£e over 50 voices in An*af0eM*5Sttf%ne ffefe ceiwitfe Of assert tt»at Keetase lib* jnSoes of ctnmnooliaes tare teen towereei since jnntdrssniig power «f has been enounced. This Is caDed tbe sppredaStmofgriia. Go)flis**24 to tore risen in tmlwe 100 pea- tent, toeerase since ISrStbe prices of eeffotrn stiedisd coffi- tDotfities bare 1>een lowered 50 yet emit. This OBtcnnie 5s either <jpenly *swert«s tvr tacitly assnmefl to be owitur t<> t,t« ».t>?ipaire of silver coinage, anfl to ho sufficient that oiir present ronntiy Is nnjnst, in other words that our present fldllar is a 200 cent dollar. -*- -5- -S- Tbere are ntrians tables of prices upon which the silver advocates rely, All are g-ood Ijnt the Sauerbeck tables are said to be best, published by the Royal Statistical society of Ijoodon. Mr. Sauerbeck taking 45 staple commodities shows that from 1ST* to 3895 prices fell from his index number of 102 to the index number trf 62, or nearly half. There has been criticism of the method of averaging in these tables, but they are quite generally quoted. The silver advocate ssijs this fall 5s wholly due to the increased demand for gold and its rising price. Bryan in his New York speech assumes this to be uncontroverted, and Consressmsn Towne in his great speech in congress, while referring to cheaper metbods of production, still assumes all through that the fall hi prices is wholly due to a rise in tbe value of gold. Opposed to these such an eminent economist as Prof. McCleod says tbat the fall in prices is wholly accounted for by improved metbods of production, cheaper transportation, and by changes in market demand, and that there has been no rise in the value of goM at alL On whichever side the truth lies, and it is a matter of wide dispute, a moment's consideration will show that the full free silver claim is not supported by either authority or reason. * Consider a single factor in producing low prices, with wbich the money standard has nothing to do — chauge in market demand. Horses a few years ago sold for $125 that are now worth but §30. Here is a case where tbe market has changed. No one would charge up tbe decline in horses to a rising money standard. A few years ago a high wheel bicycle was worth $135 that now will not bring 85. Here again it is not the dollar that has changed. How many goods that were in vogue last season cannot be sold this season at any price, roller skates worth ?5 not worth five cents now, etc, etc. The market affects prices in a larger way. There may be no real over production of any thiug. But there is often a disproportionate production. Oats for instance in a normal crop bear a certain relation to all other crops. But let the oat crop double or treble, and it loses its relation and the prices vary accordingly. Supposing some power should hold oats for two seasons at 75 cents a bushel. The oat production of the United States would flood the world. This varying proportion in production — as well as varying demand keeps prices rising and falling entirely independent of the money standard, and it is only when this fact is fully considered that a safe basis for estimating the effect of money on prices can be secured. -8- -s- -5- Tbe matter of cheap transportation has much to do with the figures in the Sauerbeck tables. His prices of grain are all in the European market While he shows that prices have fallen steadily Geo. E. Roberts shows that in Iowa they have held up even or have risen during the time. Minnesota statistics show the same result Here a big part^of the fall in prices attributed to the enhanced value of gold is explained at one stroke. Iowa grain which has held its own at home has sold at a steadily lower figure in London because of tbe steadily lessened cost of getting it there. There can be no disputing, Mr. Robert's figures. They are taken from the local reports of the big Iowa cities for every month since 1860. Consider the cheapened facilities for production. The first lawn mower brought toAlgonasome years ago cost 816. Now a better one can be bad for £i, and the manufacturer is prosperous. Club skates that cost $8 a few years ago can be had for $1, and the reduction is not due to ruinous pressure on the maker. All steel products have been enormously cheapened in late jears by new discoveries. The McCormack company sells its self-binder for $125, when 80 years ago it charged $310 for its combined who used the old from six to ten machine. The farmer combined machine bad men at fancy prices the choruses and Prof. For^e is having rehearsals qftep enough to insure some pf the best mweio ever beard ip Algopa. Algoua has some splendid vojce they w m b^ beard tbat evening, east pf leadjpg, parts has b§en arranged, ad ail ftP§ well token. It Jsaj fol Amy Heflrtofe aeepmpaflist, Ml ' quartered on him in harvest, now be and his boy do more work than all did before. Then all a thirteen-year-old boy was good for was to swill the pigs and carry lunch to tbe harvest bands, now the corn is planted and cultivated, the grain cut and bound, tbe bay devil and stacker manipulated, and nearly all the work on the farm dope by thirteen-year-olds without injury. If the value of land had not risen grain and corn could be produced and sold at a profit for half what they could in 18T3. How can these reductions be fairly charged to a rising standard of value? -T- •+• -7- The silver men assert that silver bullion in its fall has kept pace with other commodities and is today a fairer standard than the one we have. Consider what that means. It means tbat according to their idea a fair standard is one by which prices are never reduced. If 10 pounds of brown sugar were worth a a 0 u ap j n 18r8 ttey should be worth a dpiiy now. If a MeCornjaelf machine W as worth $310 in |ST3 it should he worth tt»at ROW. In other words, pq matter what cheaper methods of pjre4wti9B or of transportation, oy wh§t; changes Jo |h,e market occur, prices should, "not feSVe like Silver bullion, sbonW drop as prices drop -wotud absolutely rob tebot of all share ia tire Increased prbdnctivetiess of tbe-world. Wa^es are tigbet tbati they •rereialSTS and before the patiic labor tras as trell tit better employed, lulling price*, so lone as they hare represented cbeapttred metbnds, and feot net loss to tbe: •prod-orer. have been a boon to labor and a' Messing to tbe world. To hflvi: prevented them by a cheapening mmje.v standard •would have been an outrape. Neither is this cluwponirio 1 standard necessarily a matter tif jtieMee to tbe debtor. The following 1tn-"Ho-it is an illustration: In tbe early dn.i*. Wai. Cleary, when flour was trnH.h *14 a hundred, loaned a neighbor 200 {rounds. In the end he ran short himself ant) bad to buy at the *14rate. When his neighbor paid back tbe 300 pounds, flour was worth but $4 a hundred. Was the return of the exact 300 pounds of flour a fair equivalent for the 300 pounds borrowed! If Mr, Cleary had exacted 400 pounds tbe free silver men would assert that the debtor -was robbed, and yet in fact Mr. Cleary would have still been a loser and the borrower a gainer in tbe transaction. It is no sigu that the debtor is outraged, that it takes more of the commodities to pay a debt than it would have when be borrowed tbe money. It all depends on what it costs the debtor to produce the commodities. •*-•*-•*Edward Atkinson says the wages of labor is the real test of the mouey standard. If wages remain constant the dollar is not appreciating. Whether this is true or not it is true that when wages remain constant or advance, and labor finds employment, falling prices of the commodities produced by labor are no injury to the masses of the people. Since 1S73 wiiges have distinctly risen in gold. Until this panic arose labor was well employed. Never has the average man bad so many of the conveniences of life for a day's toil as he did from 1SS9 to 1893. Is it not fair to assert that if the labor cost in produc tion is not lowered, the lowering of all other cost is a benefit to tbe world ? Is it not true that that is the just money standard which stands fast while everything but wages gradually goes down as invention and these other things make production easier? -s- -5- -*There is no such thing as a 200 cent dollar. Not until the silver advocate can show that the fall in prices of commodities cannot be accounted for by other causes than an appreciating standard, can he assert that the dollar has appreciated at all. Then he must face the fact that wages have gone up and that labor has been as well employed at high wages as it was before at lower wages. If after all he can make out that the dollar has appreciated a small per cent., he still has to face the fact that the existing dollar is a fairer standard than a dollar at or near the value of silver bullion. And that unless silver can absolutely be brought to a parity with the existing dollar, silver coinage would be a curse to labor and an injustice to all classes. THE WEEK'S AOOIDEHTS. A. G. Smith was overcome by heat while stacking straw on the John Winkel place Thursday. John Meigs was overcome by heat while running a threshing machine engine at Aug. Bahling's, near Burt. He is able to be out again. A farmer named Eckerson near East Chain store lost his lar^e barn by lightning a week ago Sunday. The barn caught fire and was entirely consumed together with a lot of hay, grain, and a span of horses. Theodore Nelson up on section 10 in Grant township, built a new house, barn, and granary this season and the wind on Sunday afternoon completely demolished all. The Swea City Herald says there wasn't a piece of board three feet long left of the house. Bert Wescott, a young man about 22 years of age living six miles northwest of Ledyard, attempted suicide last Wednesday by taking a dose of strychnine. The Leader says they got at him in time. No cause given. _ The Bancroft Register notes a curious escape: Two young men, Messrs. bkow and Thompson, were returning home in a carriage near Seneca when lightning struck one of the rear wheels splintering it into tooth picks. The two occupants of the cnrriage were stunned by the shock, but are all right Finnell, while feeding a threshing machine at Eugene Sarch Both Sides of th* Story of fetnftst l»artici!»tioii in tbe ing of Silvet. now. Thomas - ett s near Burt, was struck on the top of the head by a stone that was in a bundle of grain and went into the cylinder. He was knocked clear off the m u lch »y ie . and l ' ende «'ed unconscious. The Monitor says: It is supposed that some brainless chap put rocks in the bundles, as they could get there no ?£ h ? W'. This wasn>fc tl ie only stone that had given them trouble, and rather than run any further risk, they pulled up mid left the job, though they say they will return later y The following letter from Mathers of El more, a loflg-time resi« dent of Irvitigton, explains itself: To The Editor: I read in your what you say about the crime of '73 the way you seem to believe it was pushed. I ask a little space in you u. tell your readers what I know atxrat ths demonetization of silver in »r3, and wnata good many old men in Algona and in «IB county know to be true, if the press of that day told the truth. was working on a coinage bill, and the publican press of that period spoke of to English banker, who was before the coa- mittee of the house and senate, who had of. fered some amendments to thatcoinaeebill A good many people didn't like the idea of an Eng.ish banker dictating to our coneress on a coinage bill, and thi y talkel abcmt it I mj-se)f, talked to tbe neighbors abont it Vaughn, ofAlgoua,andIhad quite a talk about it at that time. " Whv" saifl Vaughn, "that banker is one of the verv best financiers in the world." He emphasized it, saying he is one of the very best in the world. Vaughn knew that banker wa» dictating on the coinage bill of '73 and every man in Algona, in Kossuth county and in the country, knew it if they believed what the press of that time said. But mil- Hots of people have learned to their sorrow tbat the bulk of the press at the present time hides every truth that is against their party, particularly the daily press. TBe English banker told Mr. Lucenbaugb a wealthy citizen of Denver, Colo., manv years afterwards, that be went to America in '73 in the interest of the bankers of England and Germany, with a hundred thousand pounds, to secure silver demonetized He said: "I saw the committee of the house and senate and paid the money and stayed in America till the act was assured." He said: "Your people don't see the far- reaching results of that act now, but they will see its results in years to come " They see it now as they benf their backs over their scoop shovels, shoveling their corn out to Millionaire Armour & Co. at 13 cents, their oats at 10 cents, and their ports at 2J£ cents. Mr. Ducenbaugh's oath is recorded on the court record of Denver Colo. As to the banker's confession to the- above facts, the oath and what we all know that remember'73, is good evidence that silver was demonetized with English gold used as a bribe. The Sherman act didn't restore silver to standard money, it was still a commodity, fluctuating in price But previous to '73, the silver in a dollar- was worth 100 cents. Yours, J. MATHERS. In opposition to the statement of the facts as given by Mr. Mathers, may be cited the following: Mr. Seyd was consulted by Mr. Hooper, who had the bill demonetizing silver in charge, but Mr. Seyd was not in this country. The alleged proofs that became to tbe United States have never been produced. Mr. Seyd was a bimetallist, and in his letter to Mr. Hooper reviewing the- mint bill he strongly urged against the- dropping of the silver dollar. As the bill dropping the silver dollar had passed the senate in 1870 and the house in 1871 with no opposition it- was unnecessary for Mr. Seyd to spend §500,000 in 1872 to have silver demonetized. Tbe whole history of demonetization as given last week shows that it came about naturally and without opposition, and the interposition of English "old is not needed to explain it. The Luckenback affidavit could- scarcely be credited, even if Mr. Seyd had done as charged, for he would not- have disgraced his family by publishing the facts to the world. But last, and most important, is the letter of Mr. Seyd's son, which is as follows: Sir: Statements have been circulated for some time past in the press of the United States that the late Ernest Seyd went to Washington in 1872 at the instance S,^^T rful cli( J ue of financiers with £100,000, in order to bribe members of congress to vote for the demonetization of silver. I trust you will allow me to assure you the story is an entire fabrication, Mr. ?<E d n mY er ^ av ' n e been in the states since 1856. The absurdity of this myth is the more apparent, as my father bad been an ardent champion of silver, and was the first to take up the silver cause in England against the prevailing doctrinism here, as his numerous works on the subject will show. i Surely sir, the silver party in the states s not well advised in spreading these baseless rumors and sacrificing one of their best friends. I romata, yours truly, 00 T , EKNEST SKYD, 38 Lombard street, London, E. C. The crime of '73 is not referred to by Mr. Bryan and the silver lenders. It has been wholly discredited, However unwisely, silver WHS dropped in 78 just as lots of other things are done in con' gross, A few believed it ought to be dropped, and the rest paid no attention to the matter, EXPENSIVEAII, STOEMS, Geo, S. Aueus FJgm-es tit at Has 1,08* $80,000 By In the Burt Monitor Geo. S, writes: We have settled this county, 84 of them Kossutli Angus 123 losses in being total, barley, and The loss op The amount is about 100,000 bushels of oats, 75,000 bushels of 10,000 bushels of wheat, corn cannot be determined "until" we see what the average of this year's crop is. The company pays the market price for the grain in September, lesspne cent per pushel for threshing! The amount the company will have in tnis county }n »U probability SS^VW* 11 JWMWoa dollars; reoeive4a ietter from tbe secretary faying tbat so far he thought *** A BI(J M'KINLBI OLUB, One Hundred Moiubors at WesJer »nd More to Fol|ow-Oata «uu 4Q Duahela to tl»o Aero Over E»st, WESLEY, Aug. ]?,—Geo. B, Hall is visiting hi? father and mother at Manchester, N. H,, at present. Bov. Kernnn of Corwjth preached for Rev. Plunmier Sunday morning, H. McCutohin is preparing to move his store room to the west line of bis lot, after which he will build on to the mam building, The increase in business demands more room than be has at present. Wesley has a MoKinley and Hobart club of over 100 members and still there are more to follow, Officers have been elected nod headquarters will be opened in a few days and active work for the advancement of sound money and[protection will be begun, Mrs, Rux, mother of J4rs, years of af,ter«P.on, and ... toofe She was pa^t *„ »V* »« •*"* T " ^-T^F-IW ****** *4Vt 16*1 te £> Mrs. Hynes, lop several years, Mrs,. H, &. Vesper .and, J4rs, Q, Anderson aj-e' " '*

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