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'Our Government is based
0n the Consent of THE'f
'The Quality ok Liberty
we possess is Equal to the
Quantity of Restraint
we Put Upon the Govern-
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IT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS.
To any careful and honest ob
aerrer of the participants in the
great political contest into which
this country is about to enter, it
must appear anomalous, and incon
sistent to hear the supporters of
the single gold standard insist that
the free coinage of silver will bring
disaster and ruin to the whole coun
try, especially to the wage worker,
the farmer and the debtor class.
When we remember that the strong
est opponents of "free silver" are
in New York, Boston and other
large Eastern money centers, and
ire composed of men who loan
mouey on securities, invest in
toads, and own and control the
gold of the country, it seems a
little strange that they should be
the first to deplore a condition
irhich would be a harvest of wealth
or them. If the country under a
doable standard would go to the
"demnitiou bow-wows," and gold
would sneak away fcom trade, only
to be coaxed out of the vaults of
these patriots by giving two silver
dollars for one of gold, is it not a
strange attitude for the gold bugs
to assume when this condition
would be just to their interest?
But the Shylocks and gold deities
of the East have suddenly become
disinterested patriots, and unselfish
philanthropists. The world is now
confronted by a spectacle which con
tradicts all we have heard or learned
from Holy Writ in regard to the
miser and the rich. Poetry and
fiction, history and drama, experi
ence and conjecture, are alike mis
leading and erroneous as to the
character of the men who hold the
gold balance of the world. It has
been reserved for the people living
in the twilight of the nineteenth
century to discover the tender
heartedness and magnanimity of
this class of men who, heretofore,
have been pictured in truth and
fable, as the financial jackals and
the hyenas of trade. If such a con
fition as they predict will come to
pass when silver is coined and made
a legal tender the same as gold,
you can be assured that every
mother's son of them would be
howling and pawing the earth for
the absolute free coinage of silver
at a ratio of 16 to 1.
These fellows know a good thing
when they see it, and they were
never known to stand in the way of
their own greed and avarice. The
truth of the whole matter is, their
predictions will never come to pass,
but exactly the reverse will be the
result. Money will become more
plentiful and cheaper; hundreds of
industries now languishing will at
once revive; the products of the
soil will command a better price;
labor will be in demand, and" will
receive its just reward; the debtor
class will once more take hope and
ill strive to pay their honest debts;
and the laugh of children from
millions of happy homes would join
the shouts of prosperity from a
people once more freed from the
sordid hand of the wealthy few.
The men who are clamoring loud
est for the golden fetter, are the
men who will continue to receive
tribute from the toiling men and
women, and thereby reap yet richer
returns. They have their claquers
and their paid emissaries who are
now striving to frighten the people
with the dire and fearful pictures
"panics' ruiaation" and "de
eat;" l)ut treir argusaeat is
trnjprt, and will sot receive
tka scartwa of a peofiewtoare
determined to throw off the incu
bus that has held them down for
more than twenty years. Their
logic is suspiciouk, and flavors of a
bait. It is thp nlil .fnn f fko
'spider and the fly " or like the
smooth words of the "three shell
faker" at the circus. Do not be
deceived by their loud talk, or by
their threats of disaster, but cling
to your purpose to sweep down the
barriers to prosperity and restore
happiness to our homes once more.
"Figs do not grow on thorns, nor
grapes on thistles."
THE FOURTH OF JULY.
The time-honored and glorious
Fourth of July has come again, for
the one hundred and twentieth
time, since the day was immortal
ized by the proclaiming of our na
tional independence. Our native
land has passed through many i icis
situdes and trials since the first
Fourth of July became dear to the
American heart. The achievements
of our army and navy have illu
mined the pages of history, and
embellished the field of song and
story. The marvelous growth of
our cities and rural homes have as
tounded and dazzled the world.
Our progression in the arts, in the
sciences, and in the general field of
intellectual culture has been a
source of pride to ourselves, and
commands the admiration of the
civilized nations of Europe. Our
wealth and natural resources seem
boundless and everlasting. Taken
as a whole, through our one hun
dred and twenty years of history,
we have much to be grateful for,
and much to boast of. But after
all, we have not arrived at perfec
tion by any means. There is a
dark side to the picture, as well as
one of sunlight and glory. "We, as
a nation, are threatened with an in
dustrial condition which, if not
checked, will bring us to the same
level as the effete monarchies of the
Old World. The shock of the late
civil war yet affects the body
politic, and its baneful results still
hover over our land like the shadow
of approaching disaster. The un
equal distribution of wealth among
our people, brought about by the
opportunities of aggregating vast
wealth in the hands of a few, and
taken from the many, has brought
on a feeling of discontent and mis
ery among millions of our people,
that patriotism is not as liberal and
genuine as it was fifty years ago.
So, on this, our national day, let
u, as Bober, patriotic citizens, strive
lo see our weakness as well as our
points of greatness, and let every
true American be true to the flag
aud the traditions of our fathers,
by resolving within our own breasts,
that we will do all in our power to
avert the binding upon ourselves
and our children the burdens -of
aristocracy and pauperism. We
have great hopes for the future; the
people are generally right, and when
they rise in their majesty they will
sweep down error and wrong.
Under Bepublicaa rule, in Salt
Lake county, the selectmen, with
the advice of the county attorney,
have decided to issue $350,000
worth of bonds "in time of peace."
This action is said to be necessary
to pay current expenses, and re
deem outstanding warrants. What
a commentary upon the misman--jjement
of this crowd of officials.
e . nreoent selectmen
ever hoped! for re-dection, their
chances aavc guv -r
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JULY 4, 1896.
THE BATTLE IS ON.
Before another issue of the
Broad Ax reaches our readers, we
predicc the great battle in the Chi
cago convention will have been
fought and wod for the free and
unlimited coinage of silver at a
ratio of 16 to 1. At present writ
ing the indications are that the sil
ver forces will have the necessary
two-thirds' majority, so they can
name the platform and the man.
There will be no straddle, or un
certainty in the declaration of prin
ciples, and the voters will have a
fair opportunity to choose between
the god of gold and the goddess of
liberty. There will be but one is
sue this year, viz., the question of
money. It is idle to talk of tariff,
protection and free trade, when
the whole people are groaning un
der the incubus of a money famine.
There would be as much reason in
making the slave trade, the Mexi
can war, or the Venezuela episode
an issue in this campaign, as the
tariff question. The conditions
are such, that all other questions
become collateral to that of the
monetary issue. The people are
thinking each day more and more,
and the more the question is stud
ied, the greater will the majority be
against the gold monopoly.
We are glad the lines are to be
sharply drawn, and the fight to be
to a finish. Should the free silver
forces fail this year, the contest will
not be abandoned, but it will be
kept up until success is attained.
Our success in no event can be a
dangerous experiment; for, if it is
demonstrated that the coinage of
silver is detrimental to the interests
of the country, it will be an easy
matter to return to the worship of
the "golden calf."
THE TWO-THIRDS RULE.
At a time when sectionalism
threatened the tranquility, if not
the very existence of this nation,
the Democratic party adopted a
rule that it required a two-thirds'
majority in a national convention
to nominate a candidate for Presi
dent. By this means, neither sec
tion, North nor South, could name a
man without the aid of the other,
and thus the election of a fanatical
extremist was prevented.
The necessity for such a rule
having passed away, there is now
no reason left for its continuance,
and the two-thirds rule should go.
The questions now before the party
are national in their scope, and
affect the people of all sections;
hence, there should be no such
cumbersome law as might prevent
a decided majority from controlling
the action of the party. In all
other cases, and under all other
circumstances, .the majority rule is
accepted by the Democrats, and
why not in this case? We trust
the party will repeal this useless
impediment at Chicago, whether it
be necessary to secure the nomina
tion of a free silver man or not.
Like the fugitive slave law, it is no
The Declaration of Independence
was not gotten up by international
agreement. But pahawl those old
fellows ruined the country then,
just like the silver-craze fellows
And no steps have been, taken yet
to ratify the nomination of McKin
ley and gold, in Utah. In fact,
the enthusiast has died oat evea
ia the East mbos the St. Lotus
eoamdoa fee sobered p.
Free coinage of silver, by an in
ternational agreement, is an "irn
descent dream;" and the platform
makers at St. Louis, well knew it.
It is just as reasonable to expect
free silver coinage to come that
way as to expect the universal
adoption of the Christian religion
by the Turks or Chinese.
Napoleon McKinley, the bank
rupt, and the g. o. p. nominee for
President, is called the "advance
agent of prosperity." There are
several suckers in the United States
who will actually believe it. "be
cause my party told me so."
HOYLE, ZANE & COSTIGAN,
Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS.
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y YAM COTT,
507 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
B. L. PICKETT
Mining Litigation a Specialty.
Nos. 81 and 82 Commercial Building.
Reference, Commercial National Bank.
L. M. ARMSTRONG,
..Attokkxt txa CocKixoa at Law...,
"ISlcrrr ftldb ll lH tteh.
CHERRY & TIMMONY,
Rooms 93 and 94 Commercial Block.
Salt Lakb City.
POWERS, STRADP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
RflWItlflS & GrJITCJfoOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L. RAWLINS. B. B. CBITCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C. B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
gMriKy at Caw,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans.
S. N. BASKIN.
E. J9. HOOE.
BASKIN & HOGE,
140 SOUTH MAIN.....
Sidney W. Darks John B. Anderson
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 63-4-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
H! J. DININNY,
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. J. WEBER,
2408 WashmgtoQ Ave., Ogden, Utah.
FRANK K. HEBEKER,
Koom No. 2, Rick's Block, Logax, Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING,
First National Bank Building,
Sola agnU tor Yoiusan' New York Ht The
Leader. We alto carrr Stetaon and
other fine tuU.
imie Mercantile Co.!
15Q Ti.Tal-n Stxsat.
HATS, CAPS k GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
Office under Deseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE: NO. 1A2.
HARRIS & WILSON,'
NO. 15 WEST
SECOND SOUTH ST.
Stocks and Securities bought and sold.
10 West 2nd South, Salt Lmk Itj.
References: National Bank of the Republic
Salt Lake, Utah National Bank, Ogden
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commission Co.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER L. PRICE, Manager.
fL (. IBBLBY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
288 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Wnj not bur the bet there If for the
money on the market.
The Shoe Builder, manufacture them.
35 W. FIBST SOOTH ST. SALT LAKE CITT.
S. D EVANS,
13X13 XLCCX. 83 STAI1 8?..
SALT L.AKE VITY. UTAH.
Open all night Telephone SM.
ATLANTIC TEA CO.,
" H. a MONTEB, Pnor.
aodtt ro CHASE & SANBORN'S
Teas, Coffees, Spices & Extracts
$Se4. 2J I. FIBST WEST STBEET.
WM. M. ROYLANCE,
SPBIKOVILLE, UTAH, make a peclilty
of buying and aeUlng aU kind of
FfiUlTS, F0ULTE7, ES, SEEDS, &EA1N, Etc
WHITE FOB PRICES.
tySeUa BICYCLES and Bundrlea '
J. ax. krogh,
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
Second Band Shoe
Bepalrlng Ifeatlj Don
at Loir Price.
106 E. Second South, Salt Lake City.
MINES AND LOANS.
A number of cheap Hoxza, Bctls&o Lot,
Bcizszu axs PxoancnTx Bcuxxaa Snxa. Bxn
szxes PaorxxTT us Fajuu for tale or exchange.
Alao Mntxa,Mamio Pxoarzcn and Hcrao Stocu,
(ome at way down price. Mxxcvx, 8cnaxxx,
PzxrtTon.and properUM adjacent thereto a ipe
daltj. Xoxxr to Loax at Terj loveat rate. CaU
GEO. H. KNOWLDEN,
48 WEST 2SD SOUTH STBEET,
Salt Laxx Crrr, Utab.
K. B. It vOl paj lnrertora with largo or amaU
mean to call on or correepond with
Qbo. IL ExowLOcr.
In Oil Painting and
Art Needle Work
OIL PAINTINGS FOR SALE,
Irs. J. p. JayIor,.rti5t,
Student of the Chicago Art Institute.
Studio No. 710 Main St.
Wiscomb & Co ,
Tke beat pkee foe FasHy Ssppiiee.
5$ I. FIRST SOUTH ST.
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 SOUTH MAIN STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
Dealer in Wines, Liquors, Imported and
Domestic Cigars. Corner Saloon.
ED. WILLIAMS, Proprietor.
H.J. Grant.Prea. John Henry Sraltb,Vlce-Pres.
J. F. Grant, Seer, and Treaa.
Directors. John Henry Smith, Haber J. Grant,
J. F. Giant, B. F. Grant, Kathau Seara.
GRANT SOAP CO.
Office and facto it, 751 to 76 1 S. 3io Wot St.
Manufacturers of High Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soap.
BEE HIVE. ELECTRIC and
Bee Hive Toilet:
PIKE TAB, PERFECT FLOATING,
J. F. GRANT, Manager.
Salt Laxx Crrr, - Utah.
Co-operative Furniture Go
And Upholstery Goods, etc.
Bicyolei and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAM STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
o Telephone 574 o
313 Main St. Salt Lake City,
DAY, ROWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers in Meats. Groceries, Fish, Poul
try and Provisions.
JOHN HEIL, Mgr. BKxuatt m.
Mountain Ice Co.,
534 W. Third South St.,
SALT LAKE CITY.
TzLxrsosx 48. UTAH.
F. A. SAKUTH
Five Artistic TAILSBING as
Salts - - - - J1500adBp-
Chas. W. Hurl, Cotter.
NO. 65 W. SECOND SOUTH.
J ff. THOMPSON'S
Shoe Dressing Parlors,
34. C SECOND SOUTH ST.