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'Our Government is based
on the Consent of the
The Quality of LibextV
we possess is Equal to thf
Quantity of Restraint
we njT Upon the Govern
Hew to the Line.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JULY 11, 1896.
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
For Vice President:
THE GREAT CONVENTION.
Nevkb in the history of the na
tion has there heen such an import
ant and momentous gathering of
political giants as were gathered to
gether in the city of Chicago this
veet The Democratic National
Convention of 1896 has no proto
type in the world of political con
tests. Even the Charleston conven
tion of 1860 and the Republican
convention of 1880, fade into insig
nificance when compared with this
hattle for a principle. The others
were more of a contest for men
than for a clear cut expression of
The convention of 1896 was a
battle royal between the people and
the politicians; between patriotism
and partisanism; between the earn
est cry of the millions of oppressed
Americans and the hoarse roar of
the vultures of Lombard and Wall
streets. It was a fight to a finish,
and thank God, it ended with
victory for human liberty and our
The cohorts of the god of gold
gathered from all portions of the
country, and came determined to
make the most stubborn resistance
to the tide of public opinion that
has set in for the free coinage of
filter. But it was in vain; the sil
ver men, though somewhat unor
ganized in the start, rallied as one
man and completely checkmated
every move of the champions of
the yellow metal. Senator Hill, of
New York, a goldite, was recom
mended by the National Commit
tee for temporary chairman, but he
was turned down by a decisive vote,
and the gallant Senator J. "W.
Daniels, of Virginia, wa chosen for
the place of honor. Daniels' speech
as the gem of all the oratory. He
sounded the key nbte of the plat
form and the campaign. He spoke
only of the financial question, thus
making that issue the overshadow
ing question of the hour. As a
piece of eloquent logic, soul .stirring
patriotism, and classic word paint
ing, this speech will adorn the
pages of American history by the
side of auyof the glowing addresses
which have gone before it.
The permanent organization fol
lowed in the same line, with Sena
tor White, of California, as chair
man; and the committee on cre
dentials soon disposed of the con
tests in Nebraska and Michigan by
seating the silver delegates.
The platform caused some hot
discussion, but was adopted by over
a two-thirds' vote. It is in har
mony with the great speech of
Daniels, and makes the money
question the real live issue, pro
nouncing for the free and unlimit
ed coinage of silver, at the ratio of
16 to 1, without waiting for the
consent or co-operatioa of any f or
eign nation on earth. This feature
ill be the pillar of cloctd by day
and of fire by aight to gside the
American people bek te pros
perity and peace.
Other qveetiess are treated a
brief and moderate
-skow tie party ka
none of its time-honored and im
mortal principles of free govern
ment. But the greatest and best
of the achievements, of the conven
tion was reached, when it named as
its standard-bearer, the name of
William J. Bryan, from the State
of Nebraska, thus crowning the
work of this great body with a
wreath of glory, entwined with
shouts of victory, that will grow
brighter and louder until the 3d
day of November, when faith and
hope will be lost in the fruition of
joy and victory.
William J. Bryan was nominated
on the fifth ballot amid much en
thusiasm, by the silver forces; the
gold men, from New York, New
Jersey and other States refusing to
vote or participate further in the
Mr Bryan is an ideal American,
in the prime and vigor of life, an
eloquent and persistent defender of
the cause of silver, and will unite
the free silver Republicans and
Populists with the silver Demo
crats, which will flood the country
with a light of glory unequaled
since the Declaration of Independ
ence made the morning stars sing
Mr. Bryan's great speech d'eliv
ere on Thursday, on the adoption
of the platform, completely capti
vated the convention and led to his
nomination. His running mate is
Arthur Sewall of Maine, a man true
as steel to our cause, and in every
way satisfactory to the people who
demand a return to the faith of our
Now let the decks be. cleared for
action, and let all discordant ele
ments be husheA for this, the great
est struggle of modern times.
The Broad Ax feels somewhat
complimented, for the reason that
we were the first to place the name
of William J. Bryan on the list of
Hurrah for William J.Bryan and
Arthur Sewall !
A NEW DODGE.
The inventive genius of the gold
bugs is something astounding; in
fact it is to be admired, on the same
score that one is captivated by the
sophistry of a lawyer pleading a
bad cause. These gold worshippers
seeing the spread of the free silver
sentiment in Illinois, Iowa, Wiscon
sin, and the great northwest, are
saying .through their subsidized
press and through their speakers,
that the people of those states
never were more prosperous or
richer than they are now; that the
whole country is in a far better
condition now than it ever wai since
the civil war. They point to the
harvest of wheat, 8nd the promising
fields of corn, and ask of the farm
er and laborer, "What more do you
want?" And then they argue that
it is all the result of having a
sound financial policy and an "hon
est dollar." If ever an outraged
people were confronted with a
greater degree of gall and chicanery
we never heard of it. Ever since
1873 the date when silver was
stricken down By these men, every-
WT,r in the industrial line has
steadily gone down. Real estate
i... .brnnk f&Uy My per cent;
agricultural products have declined
. . a, ltj' hM e
itv-nve per ceui; iut " "-
Lt,w Wits price cat in two, but
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its demand sas uw bu
that one-half of the laborers are
i&e, asd aay wko are er-ployod
vork oa half tme. xauc to &
farmer aboat good taeei, ami -he
will point you to his crib of 15 cent
corn and his granary of 40 cent
wheat; the laborer will tell you of
recent reduction in his wages, and
of the threatened forclosure of his
little home; the merchant will also
add his statement as to the falling
off iu trade, owing to the forced
economy of his customers, his in
ability to collect his bills from
those formerly good, and cutting of
prices by competitors who are vain
ly striving to keep from making an
assignment for the benefit of credi
tors. While all these conditions
are increasing, the goverpment it
self is selling bonds to get sufficient
funds to pay running expenses, and
yet these apologists have the cool
effrontery to tell the people that
they are not suffering, that every
body is prospering, and that the
"goose hangs high." This new
dodge wonf take with the masses,
gentlemen, for they know better.
This sort of political hypnotism
will not catch votes for McKinley
or any other candidate on a gold
platform. The single gold standard
has contracted the currency and all
lines of business and prices have
been reduced in proportion. The
illusion of trying to convince the
industrial classes that their con
dition is all that their hearts should
desire is imaginary.
You might as well say to a starv
ing, freezing man, "My dear sir,
you are not hungry or cold; why
you have abundance here to cat,you
have bread and meat, you have fruit
and vegetables, you have milk and
wine; you are not cold; you have
a blazing hearth and a supply of
fuel; you'have plenty of clothing
and to spare; you need not shiver
and chill when the winter winds
blow through your empty home."
Do the McKinley bill-posters or
the Cleveland cuckoos think for a
minute that such stuff will fool any
one? This dodge is a failure from
the start, and no one but a gold
bug or an idiot will believe a word
MoKINLEY ON MONEY.
"A soDND dollar, as sound as the
government and as untarnished as
its flag; a dollar that is good, not
only at home, but good wherever
trade goes; a dollar that is as good
in the hands of the farmer and the
workingman as in the hands of the
manufacturer or capitalist." These
are words of major McKinley.
If a free silver Republican can
extract any comfort out of the
above statement, then he can get
sweetness out of the husks that
were fed to the swine in Judea two
thousand years ago. If the fore
going jumble of words mean any
thing, they mean gold; and yet it
is a covert declaration of a man
who dares not be explicit, but
chooses such jargon as may be con
strued to mean one thing, or an
other, or nothing. If we judge
the American people correctly they
will have no patience with a double
faced president. This is no time to
indulge in uncertainties and para
bles. What is an untarnished dol
lar? Is the silver dollar upon
which is stamped the American
eagle and the Goddess of liberty
a tarnished dollar? If so, who
tarnished it? It aaay be covered
with a little dirt, but the bright
metal is still there, and the people
will rub it up this fall at the polls,
so that this caadidate for St. Helena
can see the refiectkm of the popu
lar will agaJast ki ia its hoaest
The bill-posters for the "McKin
ley Bill" are flooding the country
wun meir circus literature, trying
to show that protection and the
gold standard is the only panacea
for the sickness of the nation. It
is a combination of McKinleyism
and Clevelandism, a double extract
of poison and is intoxicating as
well as fatal. The people will throw
this physic to the dogs and take
plenty of free air, free silver, and
free exercise of the voting power,
and the patient will be sound and
well in a few months.
Hurrah forBryan and Free Silver!
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Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS.
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Bonding.
RA Y YAK COTT,
507 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
H. L. PICKETT,
Mining Litigation a Specialty.
Nos. 81 and 82 Commercial. Building.
Reference, Commercial National Bank.
L. M. ARMSTRONG,
ATTOKXXT AXO COUSZU AT LAW.
CHERRY & TIMMONY,
Rooms 93 and 94 Commercial Block.
Salt Lake Citt.
POWERS, STRADP ADD
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
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Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L. RAWLINS. B. B. CR1TCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C B. STEWART.
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317 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
grttorMil at $iv,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans
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140 SOUTH MAIN.-..
Sidney W. Dark John B. Aadenon
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 63-4-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.lJtah
A. J. WEBER,
2403 WashfegtoB Ave, Ogdea, Utah.
FRANK K. NEBEKER,
Koom No. 2, Rick's Block, Logaa, Utah.
SVAMUEL A. KING,
First Natjoaal Bk BwUmg,
Sol aetata for Yoenana New York Hat The
Leader. We alio carry Stetaon! and
otber fine bata.
V. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
1SS Tufiln gtaaavt.
HATS, CAPS & GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
Offioe under Deseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
HARRIS & WILSON.
NO. IS WEST
SECOND SOUTH ST.
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Salt Lake, Utah National Bank, Ogden
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commission Co.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
3ALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTEB L. PRICE, Maaager.
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
286 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Why not biry the beat there U for the
mosey oa the market.
The Shoe Bandera, marmfactore them.
H W. TOST SOUTH ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
S. D EVANS,
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SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH.
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PTTtANTIO TEA CO.,
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gSSi U I. F1EST WEST STMT,
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BPBIKQYILLr, UTAH, makee a epedaltr
of boring aad eUlag- aU kind of
WHITE JOB PRICES.
parSeU BICYCLES aad Saadrlea '
J. JVC. KROGH,
BOOT AKD SHOE MAKER.
Second Hand S&oee
Bepalrla- VeaUj Doae
a Low fnoee.
106 . Second Soath, Salt Lake City.
MINES AND LOANS.
A nsmber of cheap Hoxaa, BCBaoro Lo-xa,
Bfimii axs Psoarxcrrrz tiniiiTii 8rra.Bxt
BXca PaorBTX in Wma fsraale or exchange.
aome at waf dowa prtcaa. Kzacux, Suuaiax,
Pamum.aad pcoperttee arijareat thereto a epe
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IS WIST tas SOUTH STREET,
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to cau oo or esmepeaa wua
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la OB Palatial aad
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OIL PAINTINGS FOR SALE,
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Stadeet of the Chicago Art Iawtkate
Studio No. 7K Main St.
Wiscomb & Co ,
TW bt jlaeefer Fa3y SspfUee.
M TOST SOUTH ST.
E. K. Thomas
M E. Mv&r? it Co.
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,Pres. John Henry Smltb,Vlce-Pres.
J. F. Grant, Seer, and Treaa,
Director. John Henry Smith, Heber J. Grant,
J. T. Grant, B. F. Grant, Nathan Sear
GRANT SOAP CO.
BfFlK AM fWTOlT, 751 TB 781 3.319 WOTST.
Mrnnfactnren of Hign Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soaps.
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PINE TAR, PERFECT FLOATING,
J. F GRANT, Manager.
Salt Laxx Crrr, - Utah.
Go-operaUTe Furoiiure Cd
And Upholstery Goods, etc
BIcyelei and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MADf STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
o Telephone 574 o
313 Main SL, Salt Lake City,
DAY, HOWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers in Heats. Groceries, Fish, Poal
JOHN HEIL, Mgr. '"!
Mountain Ice Co.,
53 W. Thtbs South St.,
SALT LAKE CITY.
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NO. S6 W. SECOND SOUTH.
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Shoe Dressing Parlors,
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