The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 9, 1896 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 9, 1896
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HQUqag? ALGONA IOWA, WEPffESBA? A L0M S, had been quitfe a little crowd to see the old woman off. The train pulled up in the middle of the fields, fts It seemed, for there was no sta- tlon and but a barrow bit of platform. Tidy women with little shawls about thelf fehcwlders, little girls carrying babies, with a string of eider children at theli 1 heels, had congregated for the send-tiff, For the minute or two we stayed they loaded her with many Injunctions. "Don't be later than 6, Mrs. Magee, •and the gossobns'll mate you beyond I.Wiley's corner." "Don't be frettin 1 , woman jewel. -K- <• jj up your heart. Sure if there's not «f tid n.--ws today the Lord knows 'tis on its way!" "Ktep the few eggs from shakin'. ina'am, in that jingly oulct train." Anil so on. The little old woman settled back in her corner, holding the basket gingerly on her lap. As the train started and the kind faces vanished she caught my eye. She answered something she read there with a smile wich had something timid and appealing about it. "They're not used to railway trav- clin', the crathurcs. Sure, 'tis so long since this elegant contrivance come Inelid o' the long cars, weary on thim! 'Twas a day's journey to go anywhere by them an' it you were the wan passenger an' empty mailbags t'other side they rattled the life out of your poor bones." "You find this more comfortable?" I said, looking round the wretched horse-box that did duly for a carriage. "Sure I do. Rare, elegant I call it. I do be tslfin' thim how the fields passes by no bigger than a handkercher an' the houses are sliderin' by before you ! rightly know where you are." "Do you often make the journey?" "Every month regular. 'Tis now a ^matter of twenty years sines I began. 1" I was a fine strong woman then an' jiised to thramp it both ways. But I'm fgeUing rather a-paat that, ma'am, an' Ithe neighbors, God bless them, they |do put the few pennies together that |pays-my fare one way. I'm fine and |fresh thrampin' home in the evenin' nr.d the weight of the empty' basket |llght on my arm." "Your basket seems full of good ^things," I said, noticing that a fine Kgriddlecake pushed open the lid. The old woman beamed with satisfaction. "There's a few eggs in it an' Ithere's the griddlecake an' a bit o' tay fan' sugar an' a weeny drop o' goat's |milk. I do be thinkin' they don't get Seuough to ate in them places an' my does be often heavy between fwhiles." "In what places?" "The 'eylums, raa'am. Pathrick, bf-owft-eyed wotiiaft wid lh§ fed an'- the shtay-looklti' hfttt?" I hftd noticed her. It %aS 6h6 who Had givea the injuricttoii about the "Well, then, ma'affl. 'tis she has the rale trouble all out. The little childher —she's the mother of eight, ma'am- is always dyln' oh her of a softness ot the bohes. They do grott bright aft' sharp little childher till they raches the age of 5 or 6. Then they seem to welt all away- the little bones of them crumbles like a bit of bread between your fingers. Now, isn't it a hard lot, ma'am, to see the little watts that ought by right to be bright an' hearty dyin' on your hands like that?" She spoke as if her own trouble was only a light one by comparison. She shook her little old white head and went on: "There was a little girl, too,- stood by and said nothin' at all 'at all. Maybe you was afther takin' note of her— little Susy Connolly, a brown-haired little girl wid a pale face and red lips, She's alone in the world, an' the villain she set her heart on left her for a girl wid two cows to her fortune. Now SEAttCH Aft important toft t<» Which Hat* flseh Pat. Ot all the uses to which the camef a has been put, perhaps the most useful is that which enables the astronomer to discover stars invisible to the human eye, says Pearson's Weekly. the eye is imperfect as an optical Instrument and was not intended for any other purposes than those of everyday life, There are certain stars which, although perfectly Invisible U the eye, however powerful ttiay be the telescope ta which it is applied, the more sensitive film of the photographer's plate will readily record. The reason for this is that human eyes soon become tired of Searching fbr a faint. invisible object, Whereas the longer the photograph stares, as it were, the more distinctly it sees. Another reason why the camera excels the eye is that there are certain lights which, although they have no effect on the eye, are perfectly discernible in a •photograph! For instance, although the Pleiades have been gazed at by human eyes for thousands of years, it was only when Mr. Isaac . I , * i "*• n — •*-w, »(, TTU.O uitijr rv IICIL 1*1.1, iBUiH- there s trouble to be glvln' away every- Roberts took a photograph of the cliui- rnillfr Vnll Jinrl fr^ n-ttrn nn* rvnf^ln* Mrt*l»^ ^ _,. ,1 .. i. _.',.. WENT OUT..O' HIS MIND. hat's my husband, ma'am, went out o' iis mind a matter o' twenty year? ago l'n' he's ever since in C - 'sylum. Pis him I do be goin' to see." ''Oh, indeed," I aaid, lamely. "I am ery sorry," jjh "Do you think, ma'am," said the lit- |je' old woman, anxiously, "that they jjo be givin' tklm. enough to ate in jim places?" . ,"I should think they are well fed," answered, "Doesn't your husband IJEiem well cared for?" ; An extraordinary shadow came over |he little old apple face. The cherry lile vanished and it its stead there game a drooping of the mouth and a closing of the eyes which seemed to |peak intense suffering. The shadow vanished ' almost as Juickly as it had come, l/'It's a quare thing, ma'am, But Path|ck— though he thought the sunshine |asn't to be named in the samo day i!ith me— he won't look at me now, jre, God help us, Miey don't think safe to Jave us together, I don't for it now, for I've seen at last yas only a thrjal for both of us, Isn't \ a qua-re, cpnthrary thing, • ma'am, »t it's thim' they loved the best they be most set ajrin?" P'Jt is," J murmured, feeling th? fu|Uty of offering consolation, ,"0f purse, fee doesn't Jtnpw you." ' "That's it, p»'»w, His SQIU is T>e- j<j prison, bare an' it hasn't the 'tih to ippk through an' discover ejn jt Heed, to love. I need, to think get a gUmpae of it sometimes jjn,t T in' behinfl his eyes, as frightened v » Wr3 in ft cage." y trjed to turn the conversation, for thing you had to give an 1 gettin 1 notb- in' at all in return. Isn't that rale trouble?" I agreed that it was. The little old woman was quite cheerful again, though her eyes and gestures were dramatic as she told Susy's sad love story. "Myself, I do be often wonderin'," she went on, "at the kindness of the people. I'm not lost nor lonely among them, though I've nayther chick nor child to close my eyes when I go. Sure, the goodness of God is wonderful an' I do often be wonderin' over it why He should be so good to an old sinner like me. It's surprisin' how cheerful I go home of an evenin' when the sun is gettin' low an' the dews is layin' the dust in the white roads. I do be lis- tenln'-to the birds ; slngin', and smellin' the sweet grass an' flowers, an' I know whin I get home there'll be a bit o' fire in the grate an' a cup o' tea brewin'. Then the childher comes to meet me a long way off. I store an orange or an apple or a bit o 1 brown rock sugar stick in the basket for them, the rogues." "And you finfl the world good, after all?" "Good, acuahla? Good isn't the name for it. But would you be surprised after all to hear that I'm thinkin' of lavin' them kind neighbors? Aye, I'm lookin' for the time to come! Maybe you think me a black-hearted, ungrateful old woman?" ?ier little brown face, finely wrinkled, wore a mysterious air. "I am sure yqu are not ungrateful, 1 ' I said. "No, then I'm not, acushla. 'Twill bo crackin' my heartstrings to lave the little house where Pathrick brought me home an' where the childher died. Let alone the kindly faces an' the obligln' little childher an' the dogs that are such friendly poor bastes." "Then why will you go?" "Because, listen, dear; God has put it in my heart that at the last Pathrick's mind'll come back to him just burnin' up like a candle before i.t goes out an' I'll see the sowl in his eyes an' he'll know me, aye, an' ( love me, just once before he goes. But, sure, 'twould never do for me to be so far away when the change might come any minit. So I'm goin' to take a little Job for the doctor's wife, to mind,her bits o' bins an' ducks. Thin I'll be within call. But here's the station, dear, an' God bless you. Surely God is very good, oh, very, very good!"—Pall Mall Gazette. H«r«Htitary Gnnlns. How rarely is literary genius—or, indeed, a very high order of literary talent—reproduced in the second generation,! •„ It is rare, indeed, for memorials of father and son to find themselves face to face in Westminster Abbey, as since last week do the memorials of Thomas and Matthew Arnold. And in this case Thomas Arnold owes his place rather to the character and personal influence and the gratitude of the Rugbeian race he reared than to anything in him that could be called literary genius. Thinking over the great names of English literature, the only cases that occur to one are the Cole- ri(\ges, the Disraelis, and the Lyttons, and some would add the Mills; and with the possible exception of Samuel Taylor and Hartley Coleridge, there cannot in these cases be much talk of genius transmitted. In France there are the eases of the two Crebillons and of Dumag pore and Durnas flls; and, if Edmond de Goncourt's critical insight is to be depended on, we shall have to add a Daudet pere and Daudet fils, Felix Mendelssohn's father used to complain that he never In the world's regard had an independent existence. The first half of his life he was merely the son of Moses Mendelssohn, tijf philosopher, and the second haH' merely the father of Felix Mendelssohn, the composer,—St. James' Gazette. Old WQiuan. begun to ible MO: tft lift PUS fcemer of hey »ree aprgn tQ her eyes. a great comfort tq have syRjpar ttp neighbors/' i saia, hastily, *It te tna,t pwe. wjjy, there's net ight they're iayjn' t^eir h^ss hut Sj,ey 4o he rewmherip' roe ajjd f^th: The Wnd.nesg O f jh,ejn js past UJ»V Whj, 'tH thein that QUi &» Iw ffle every s^tsth, thaijgh, m, j^e.y'ye',oJte^ Hour H« It takes a business man to describe a costume to his wife. A busy son of commerce, after seeing a very taking drees on a very taking young lady recently, informed the partner of his juys that: "It was fine. The dress was made pf some kind of cloth, with' some Itin4 of trimming. It was sorter ijiac, or shrimp pink in color, ana ba<j for waist some sort of barque that was in- aespribable, She wore one of those hats you soinetjmes see on women, and altogether- gave an effect that I wish you c,o.u.ld have »een." difference between ja§at \s that while the formsv is 'y to. ]keep Wy^ au.4 eoui'to^ ter that it was discovered that they were bathed In a widely extended ilrc- mlst or a mass of glowing nebula. In order to take a photograph of (he heavens a specially adapted telescope is necessary. An ordinary objective glass is quite useless. The plates used are the most sensitive that are made and the utmost precaution has to be taken to guard them from every stray beam of light. When everything is ready the astronomer places the prepared plate in the focus and exposes it to the sky. It is necessary to use great care to insure that the camera shall move properly, for as the stars appear to traverse the sky every movement has to be accurately followed. It is for this reason that another camera is attached to the one containing the photographic apparatus. To this the astronomer applies his eye and is thus able to watch carefully one selected star and guide the apparatus uniformly. The plate is usually exposed for four hours, for it follows that the longer the exposure the more stars there will be recorded. No less than 10,000 stars have been counted on a single plate. Taking this nunVber as a fair average, it has been calculated that not less than 100,000,000 stars must be spread over the surface of the sky. The stars which stand out most prominently on the plate when examined after the exposure are those which are visible to the naked eye; the intermediate ones are those which a powerful telescope might show, and those which are barely discernible in the background are those which no human eye can see. ninklnff the Clyde. • "Glasgow made the Clyde, and the Clyde made Glasgow." Toward the close of the last century the true trading spirit had been aroused among the inhabitants of the building city, and it was not long before they perceived that if the community was ever to rise to eminence in that direction the jity must become a port open to the commerce of the world. The task was one of herculean dimensions, but they set themselves to it with a determination of purpose which was not to be daunted by any degree of difficulty. Much of the best engineering enterprise and skill of the world have been devoted to the altering, widening, narrowing and deepening of the channel, according to the requirements at different parts of the course. As a specimen of changes that have been made during the progress of the work, it may be mentioned that when, in 1839, the act of Parliament was passed which defined the 'boundaries of the river, one of the most extensive textile factories in the country stood in the lino of what was considered to be the best course for the river to take, and the water is now deep enough over the site to allow ocean liners to sail. Many experiments were resorted to ere success was achieved in tho deepening at particular places, and the confinement of the water within the desired limits. Several of the obstacles encountered might well have deterred the authorities from proceeding further, had that been possible. The chief of these was Elderslle rock, a mass of dolerite or whinstoue, which was found to occupy the bed of the stream over an area of 425 feet by 320, which came within ten feet of the surface of the, wafer. The discovery of this was a surprise to all concerned, but the breaking up and removal of it was at qn.ce proceeded with in the ordinary course. It took ten years to do it, however, and during that time 110,000 tons of rock and clay wore raised by dredging at the place, while a «um of $350,000 was found to have been expended in, the operations.—Scottish American. Not n Sprtoun Qu»ii(l(Mi- A friend of Col, Carter'8 wap pro- poking a fishing excursion and the colonel promptly and heartily expressed approval. "We'll atari; the first thing In the rao 1 «in', suh," lie said, "so as not to lose any mo' time than' is necessary." "We'll flrst ascertain what the condition Qf the water is," "Qf cohse, Jf you feel 80 inclined, ut yoh jjee.d»'t 'bother 09 my account, I never dilute my bait."—Washington Star, ter ne— Isn't ypur friend Manches- prohibitionist? G,ajwpU— N«fc that J fcaow of. wh a t you, JOKSHW CURREfct Wit Aflb HUMOti, ORIGINAL AN5 SELEdf feD, t*teit Edition at Aaid ting Synft—A Ms Rntt to teaHh — A *e*Mnift C»- lnmUj—A toteMtttt Conttrifcoticy — A Delicate CainpUttttnt. HOtlLO auld ae* qttalntattce be forgat And never more revive, . Until a long-forgotten friend Aslta ttte to lend him five? Then here's the V, my rusty friend, , \nd give no note of thine, And don't go take a whisky straight For auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, old pal, For auld lang syne, And don't repeat this borrowing act For auld lang syne. k For I have had my leg pulled oft By many a soapy line, Dropped deftly from the distant past; For auld lang sync. For auld lang syne, old pal, ' For auld lang syne, And please don't touch me onco again For auld lang syne. —Boston Budget. A Dreadful Contingency. "Your money, and quick, too!" said tho tall burglar. "For goodness sake, don't make so much noise," hissed tho unhappy householder as ho sat up in bed. "Why not?" "You'll wake the baby." Tiie short burglar laughed brutally. He had heard, the old gag when he was a child at his mother's knee. "Wot if we do wako the baby?" said the tall burglar. "If the baby cries," groaned the unhappy victim, "it will sour the temper of my wife's pet dog, and then there'll be hades to pay." With a glance of deep commiseration tho burglars softly stole away. I'nlil No Attention to the Hell. From Blackwood's Magazine: Sheep, so I am told, are just as stupid 'about bicycles as they'are about everything else that goes on wheels. A young lady in Devonshire, riding down a grass slope, came across a sheep which was lying down exactly in her way. Much to the consternation of her friends, who were watching the performance, she apparently attempted to jump the :ini- mal. Over rolled the trio, with the result that the bicycle was more or less damaged, the sheep's feelings were hurt and the lady got a black eye. "But why did you do it?" they asked her. "I do it!" was the indignant reply; "I rang my bell as loud ae I could, but the silly creature would not get out of the way." •Sanctum ItlrsturleK. Humorist's w i.e—What in the world are you sending all these mother-in- law and plumber jokes to the Daily Blowhard for? They are as old as the hills. Humorist—Yes, my dear; but the editor who selects the humorous matter for that paper is a young fellow just^ out ot college, and they'll be all now to him. Why Postponed. When the wedding notice appeared in the paper it was announced that the ceremony was necessarily postponed for several days owing to the non-arrival of the bride's trousers. Tho ig- rival of the bride's trousseau. The ig-, norant printer had misspelled the word' trousseau.—Judge. Terrible. J^». New Boarder—"This rain is good for cne farmer. Brings things up out of the ground, you know," Farmer—"Gosh, don't .talk that way. I've just buried my third wife," And ti frot Mftrt-ied, Mrs. itenbecfc (to Ml-. H\, w&0 » reading)—Your little son lust aeked you & questloh and you didh't eVeft notice him. Yoti ought to be ashamed of yottfself, and 1 shall-— Mr. Henpeck—1 didn't hear him. Mrs. H.—Oh, no, ydit never ,heaf, when a member of your own family speaks to you. You are deaf ttf the very ones you should love and cherish —deaf to—— Mr. H.—\vnat does he want to know? Mrs. H.—Ho asked you what a hermit was, Mr. H.—A hermit, my son, la a man who loves peace and quiet •th* t)lit«r»nc.e, small Boy—Pa, what is the difference between a pessimist and an optimist? I Pa—Well, let me see if 1 can illus* Irate. -You know I am often discouraged, and things don't look to me as if they'd ever go right. Well, at stich times I can be said to be a pessimist. But years ago, when I was a young man, everything looked bright and rosy and I was always hopeful. Then I was an optimist. Now, my son, can you understand the difference between a pessimist and an optimist? Small Boy—Oh, yes; one is married and the other isn't. Heir Suggestion. "Jabcz," she said quietly, "I heard ye tellin' the other day how ter git this country out'n financial difficulties." "Yes, an' whut I told was right." "I reckon that's mighty vallyablo information." "Course 'tis." "Well, I wish ye could git a chance ter swap it off with some feller fur a receipt fur gittin' the mortgage off the farm." A T.lo Kim to INDIANAPOLIS PLATFORM, Mr. B. Asso—"See here, Mr. Rapley, I understan' dat up at cle church choir you called me er 'black bass.'" Mr. Rapley—"No, I didn't nuffln. 1 said you wus a culled basso, an' a fine one at dat." Mr. B. Asso—"Well, hits strange how de troof gits discullud in dls community." • Could Not StHiul the Strain. "You are a dead beat." At the harsh words the cyclist roused himself and opened one eye. The policeman, bending,over hiro,;.wentiOn; "You have been trying to travel on your face." Tho cyclist opened the other eye. "I have," he admitted. "On my face and one elbow. But they could not stand the strain." And, rising weakly to his feet, he staggered towards the nearest drug store, bearing the fragments of hi? wheel w'ith him. A Legitimate Kluk. "What Is that fellow raving so for?' asked the tourist. "Missed the midnight train laaj night," explained Rubberneck Bill. "Well! well! I have seen men swe'ai and cavort for five minutes or so ovol missing a train, but he is the first ont, 1 ever knew to be at it ten hours afte;. the train had gone." "He has mighty good reason, mj friend. They were more'n $65,000 in bullion and dust on that thai* very train." They Were Saved. Flowery Fields—Is dere any demand for farm laborers between here an' Squedunk? Farmer Jones — Naw; I reckon th' farmers hev hired all th 1 help they need by this time, Flowery Fields (shaking his partner) —Wake up, Weary! We've struck d« right road at last,—Judge, No Use Talking:, ' "There's no use talking," began Mrs Gobang. "I know it," interrupted Gobang. "and the fact that you persist in talk* ing. after making that •declaration simply proves what I have often asserted regarding the lack of logic in-the female ee$. Now proceed with ypur lec» ture."—Truth, "Mabel," said the man whp favprs tree silver, "that young man who calls to see you remaps altogether too lufe, It was after halNpast 1? when be starts ed for home last night." "I c^n't help It, father." "Can't you give him sqme ki»4 9f a hint?" "I dWj put be eaia he had tpo much respect ffiv yqur ee«tip*ent9 to fhlnk of leaving until ei*teen minutes io t" lives ia a «aw, Aunt Prue—II you tell lies, Dicky, you will go to the bad place. Dicky—Does everybody who telli lies? Aunt Prue—Ye?, Dicky, they all go there, Dicky—Then I guess I ain't afr^lS much. It mupt be Qver-crowd^il m^ t ~, Truth. Wfttt; I* BWMB't 1)9, Thoush "money talk?," His safe Wbate'er it baa to say, It never has been Ka,Qwa as yet Tn 'Vivo Uanlf aurav M * y. l$'\v HoSm ftHSjy,"" ,-.».? s > the fcflnelfrles utfoft tfrhleh defceitil ffit honor And -ft&tflra 6l 1*6 AftJeff6gR , s ruinriroTn>&neir party. THS democratic isantf is pledged <td eatta!, fend e*A<st justiee^ftll tnen of eTw? o?eia ?J? d /?# a y°S, : * 8 ' t ^ s , l*****t fteettaffi *i the lhdivldui.1 eotisistertt with food r*v« frnfnettt; to the preservation of Ihs rea«fi 41 ffaV6rn.meM iri tta eoflsmuUonal v?*»* and .W the euppoH of the states Iti All ffi^J'&kS* 1 ^' 1° eeanomy lit the euw- Iks efcpendlturesj td the ttiaiHtena&ce <jf the public.ftUMi and sound ftiohey! &»d (t •The declarations of the ChlcAffa edfrtr&n* tlett attack Individual t reedonV the fight •td ettforeft federal laws, The* . a reckless attempt to I nor ease the price of silver by legislation td th» debasement ,6f our monetary startd&fd and 'threaten Unlimited issues of paper wane* by the (rovet-hnient, They abandon for fe-i publican allies the democratic cause wi tariff reform to court the favor of protee* tlonlsts to their fiscal heresy. :n view of these and other grave departures from democratic principles, wa cannot support the candidates of that convention nor be bound by Its acts, Tlie dim-' Oeratic par,ty.has survived many'defeats, but could rtOt'stirVtve a victory won Itibei (half of 'the doctrine and policy proclaimed in Its na/me at Chicago, The conditions, .however, which mako possible such utterances from a national convention are the direct result of class legislation 1>y the republican party. It still proclaims aa It 'has for years; the power and duty of government to raise and maintain prices by law, and It proposes no remedy for existing 1 evils except oppressive and unjust taxation. The national democracy here reconvened therefore renews Its declaration of faith In democratic principles, especially as ap- > pllcable to the conditions of the "times. Taxation, tariff, excise or direct, Is rightfully Imposed only for public purposes, and not for private gain. Its amount 19 justly measured by public expenditures, which shoU'ld be 'limited by scrupulous economy. The sum derived by the treasury from tax and excise levies Is affected by the state of trade and volume of consumption. The amount required by the treasury Is determined by the appropriations made by congress. The demand of the republican party for an Increase in tariff taxation tvas'lts pretext In the deficiency of revenue, which has Its causes In the: stagnation of trade and reduced consumption, due entirely to the loss of confidence that ihas followed the populist threat of free coinage and depreciation, of our mpncy and 'thetrapubllcaii practice of extravagant appropriations beyond tho> needs of good government. We therefore denounce protection aid Its conventions of Chicago and St. Louis fop their co-operation with .the republican party In creating these conditions which aro pleaded In justification of a heavy In-' crease of 'the iburdcng of the people by a further resort to protection. We .therefore denonnce protection and Its ally, free coinage of sliver, as schemes for the personal profit of a few at the expense of the .masses, and oppose the two parties which stand for these schemes as hostile to 'the people of the republic whose, food and shelter, comfort and prosperity are attacked toy higher taxes and depreciated money. In fine, we reaffirm the history of the democrat" doctrine of tariff for revenue only. "We demand, that; henceforth modern and liberal policies towards 'American shipping shall take the place of our Imitation of the restricted statutes of the eighteenth century, \vhlch were long ago abandoned by every 'maritime power but the United, States, and which, to .the; nation's humlli- aJtlqn;'''have drivenxAmerlcan capital and enterprise to the 1 ..use-'of"alien flags and alien crews, have made the stars and stripes an almost unknown emblem In foreign-ports and have virtually extinguished the race of American seamen. We oppose the pretense 'that discrimination In. duties will promote shipping* thtat scheme Is an Invitation to commercial warfare upon the United States, un-American In tho light of our great commercial treaties, offering no gain whatever to American shipping, while greatly Increasing ocean frelgh'ts.'on our agricultural and manufac- turedproducts. The experience, of mankind has shown that by reason of their natural qualities, gold Is the "necessary money of the large affairs o-f commerce and business, whlla silver Is conveniently adapted to minor transactions, %nd the most beneficial use of tooth together can'"be'ensured only by the adoption of the former as a standard of monetary measure, and the maintenance of silver at parity with gold by its limited coinage under suitable 1 safeguards of law. Thus the largest possible enjoyment of 'both metals Is gained with a value universally accepted 'throughout the world, which constitutes the only practical bljnet- allic currency, assuring the most stabler standard anil especially the best and safest money for all Who earn their Ilvell- Jhnftrt bv lo.Vmr ^ r tVl0 nrnfluop of h'Tshn.nflrv. flihey cannot suiter when paid in tne peso money known to man, but are the peculiar and most defenseless victims Of a debased! and fluctuating currency, which offers continual profits to t'he money changer ait their cost. Realizing these truths, demonstrated by long public inconvenience and loss, the democratic party, In•. >th>;'ln.terestp of tho masses and of equal justice to all, .practically established the legislation ot 1834 and: 1853,. tlje gold standard of monetary measurement and likewise entirely divorced tine government from banking an4 currency is» sties. To 'this Jong ^tabllahtip democratic policy we adhere ^.n'd insist upon the maintenance of the gold'standard, and of 'tho parity therewith of every dollar Issued by t'he government, and are flrmly opposed to the free and unlimited coinage of silver and to the compulsory purchase of silver bullion. But we denounce also the further maintenance of the present costly patch* work system of national paper currency, •as a constant source of Injury and peril. We assert the necessity of such inteHJ- ^erat currency reform as will confine tho government to its 'legitimate function* completely separated from the banking business, and afford to all «eettons of our country a uniform, safe a7T<3 elastic bank currency under governmental supervision, measured In volume toy the needs of bus I, ness. The fidelity, patriotism and courage wttht Whloh-Presldent Cleveland h-as fulfilled fiia great public trust, the high character of • Ms administration, Its wisdom and energy Jn the maintenance of civil order and the enforcement of'the laws, its equal regarji , for the rights of every claaa and evsry > sect on, its firm and dlgnlfled conduct o( foreign affairs, and its sturdy persistence in upholding: 'the credit and honor of tha, nation, are fully recognized py the demo* eratlc party, and will assure to him a pjace in history beside t'jje fathers p{ th9 republic, '. ;%, We <vlsp commend the adnjiftlgtration fq* the great progress jnade ln;ib* r<rfow» »f the public service, and we endorse Its efr forts to extend tlie merit system still fur* > jher. We demand ttojt no backward at»u l>e taken, but that the reform b? Bttpport. < ed and «dvano.ed until,the underoobj^tift > —"~ aystent of ^ppplntwetits ftftaij ^,\-/ ./e v demind strict economy th the jultynj. prlatlona »nd In the admtniatrat5o« of t«», f We favor" arhHratio^ fpp the o.f internfttlpnal dls We f»vo,r a Whprs ^.VR ^>ffi <, Kb of nen» rs Qf m$ en»lon,» o. " The pprenw pf>«rt of th* United. was wisely ' establish^ t>y the^rftBJ o-ur oonMltutien MSB* flf the thre» ain»te Itff noheg ^f th^ go

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