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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, AUGUST 1, 1896.
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
ABUSE IS NOT ARGUMENT.
It has always been a natural re
sult of an argumentative discus
sion, that the person worsted in the
debate to try to even the matter up
bT resorting to personal abuse or
tirttts o violence. It is the ty
rant's last argument. Just now
tlu style of the defense of. a bad
ause is noticeable in the Eastern
in the discussion of the
money question. The single gold
standard advocates have abandoned
the field of logic in defending their
cause, and are now taking up the
weapons of sarcasm, abuse and
threats. The free silver men of the
United States are characterized as
"Populists," "anarchists," "cranks,
"repudiators," "fanatics," "com
munists," "socialists," "barbari
ans," and every other degrading
character that their imagination
can invent. They are also just
now indulging in the threat that
the monied men of the East, will
withdraw their capital from the
West and South, and refuse to
make any investment in any sec
tion where the free silver sentiment
predominates, on the ground that
any business enterprise in these lo
calities would be unsafe and extra
hazardous. A recent number of
Harper's Weekly contains two edi
torials which furnish a striking ex
ample of this sort of imperious ar
gument. All the epithets named
in this article are applied to the
adherents of the Chicago Conven
tion and the silver men generally,
is well as the threat we have al
luded to. One would almost be
lieve that we had returned to the
ante-bellum days, when the pro
slavery press and negro drivers
were defending their unholy and
sectional institution of slavery by a
similar line of argument. There
is an undue and unfounded.degree
of prejudice in the East toward the
West. They are jealous of our
growth in wealth, population and
enterprise, and they feel that we in
the West and South are uncouth,
unlearned and immoral. This was
exemplified by a recent utterance
of President Cleveland at a New
York Church meeting, wherein the
substance of the remark was to the
effect, that the benighted West was
in need of missionary work, owing
to its immoral and ignorant con
dition. This sentiment was ap
plauded and endorsed by the east
ern press and people, almost unani
mously. All we have to say in re
ply to all this is, the people who
say such hard things about the
West and South either don't know
what they are talking about, or else
they don't care; for their state
ments are positively untrue. Peo
ple who formerly lived in the East
but now live in the West know bet-.
ter; and those in the East who have
never lived in the West or South,
know nothing of which they speak.
Out of the West came Lincoln,
hose wisdom and patriotism saved
the Union. Oat of the West came
Grant, the leader of the TJwon
Arrar. whn glnnp vm oWr tn'Mib-
due the Confederate forces, .aftet
all the Eastern geaerak had triad
and failed; and iu 1861 the homes
of Lincoln and Grant were as far
West as the home of W. J. Bryan
is now. After nil tliM ;. nnfi,;n
to fear from this sort of tactics in
the present campaign. Reason
cannot be successfully answered by
ridicule, nor logic with lies. In
this fight we have the right on our
side, and are bound to succeed in
the end. In the meanwhile let the
Eastern goldbugs remember that
"Westward the course of Empire
takes its wav."
A FEW SILVER POINTERS.
The gold standard advocates arc
resorting to all kinds of misrepre
sentations and deceit, to convince
the people that this country would
be ruined by free coinage. Among
The untrue statements that have
been current in all the goldbug
presses of the East, is, that there
was only $8,000,000 of silver
coined in the United States prior
to 1873. The facts are that the
U. S. treasury reports show that up
to that time one hundred and forty
millions of dollars were coined, be
sides a large amount of Spanish
legal tender dollars. Another false
statement is, that if we adopt the
free coinage of silver, all the silver
of the world will be rushed to this
country and coined, and thereby
flood the United States with silver
money, giving us all the silver and
the rest of the world having all the
gold. Such a condition would be
impossible, but if it even came to
pass we would be in a much better
condition than any other portion
of the globe, as we would have in
this country about one-half of the
money of the world, and this alone
would give us a power and pros
perity unequaled since the flight of
dmo Thfi facts are that the
United States is the greatest silver
producing country on the earth.
The nations of Europe and Asia
have to buy silver of us. We have
sent England $57,000,000 of silver
annually for six years past; we have
sent from New York alone over
$19,000,000 worth of silver in 189G,
at the price of about 67 cents per
ounce. We have regular custom
ers for our silver bullion in Eng
land, India, - China, Japan and
otters. By demonetizing the white
metal we have done all we could to
lower the price and give the foreign
buyers the benefit of the cut. Let
us adopt free coinage and at once
silver bullion will become scarcer
in London, and to get us to sand it
there they must pay us the coin
value or go without. Either would
inevitably raise the price in Lon
don. With that rise in price up
would go the labor cost of wheat
and cotton in India and of the
goods of Japan; and with it our
farmers and laborers would get
higher prices, and all would share
in the prosperity. ve own a cor
npr on silver almost as much as we
do on corn. But by our system
we have been doing all in our
power to give foreigners the benefit
of the price at the expense of our
own producers. . Bimetalism, on
the basis of international agrce-
mpnt.will never come, as it is to
their interest not to have it.
Judges Street and Ritchie, the
j-jotPQ for the District bench
rfheHcldnley ticket, are .trifle
nervous regarding the Bryan boom.
S onetime tbey were consohng
tkSoTbut now 7 begin to
iTJai i coae from Tjemocrats and
WHAT BLAINE SAID.
"I believe the struggle now going
on iu this country and other coun
tries for a single gold standard
would, if successful, produce wide
spread disaster in and throughout
the commercial world. The de
struction nF silver nt mnnpr nnrl
establishing gold as the sole unit of
value, must have a ruinous effect
on ail forms of property except
those invested which yield a fixed
return in money. Those would be
enormously enhanced in value, and
would gam a disproportionate and
unfair advantage over every other
species of property. If, as the
most reliable statistics affirm, there
are nearly $7,000,000,000 of coin
or bullion in the world, very equal
ly divided between gold and silver,
it is impossible to strike silver out
of existence as money without re
sults that will prove distressing to
millions and utterly disastrous to
tens of thousands.
"I believe gold and silver coin to
be the money of the constitution,
indeed the money of the American
people anterior to the constitution,
which the great organic law recog
nized as quite dependent of its own
existence. No power was con
ferred on congress to declare either
metal should not be money. Con
gress has, therefore, in my judg
ment, no power to demonetize
either. If, therefore, silver has
been demonetized, 1 am in favor ot
remonetizing.it. If its coinage has
been prohibited, I am in favor of
ordering it to be resumed. I am
in favor of having it enlarged."
We ask all admirers of the "gal
lant plumed knight," to carefully
read the above words of wisdom
from the lips of one of America's
greatest statesmen. These words
were delivered in Congress years
ao; they seem almost prophetic
now. Were James G. Blaine alive
now he would be a Bryan bolter,
and would be branded by the gold
bug press and speakers as an anar
chist and a repudiationist. Does
any of his admirers suppose ror a
minute that Blaine would haTe
subscribed to a platform which ad
mits that the United States must
obtain the help of Great Britain
before we can have silver as an
equal part of our money? Blaine
was not that sort of an American.
REV J. B FIELDS
The silver tongued oator of Den
ver, Colorado, is visiting this fair
citv of Zion, and he comes to our
city highly recommended, not only
by" the very best citizens of Colo
rado, but also by a great many of
the very best citizens of other sec
tions of the country. The press
throughout the country speaks of
him as being one of the greatest
pulpit orators of the age. They
also refer to him as being a true
representative of the new and pro
gressive negro. Rev. Fields is here
in the interest of the American
Baptist Missionary Society of
North America. This Society is
engaged in a commendable and a
laudable cause. The Society has
been engaged for a number of years
in raising funds to be expended tor
educating and instructing the ne
groes residing in the various ex-
slave States. The rev. gentleman
informed the Broad Ax that he has
mPt with nemarkable success in so
liciting funds here in this beautiful
city of Zion; and he desires to ex
press his sincere gratitude to all
oftbose who have so generously
contributed their means toward
this worthy cause. He :iS desirons
of informing all the world to the
effect, i. e, that the people of this
city are kind hearted, noble ana
generous, and that they are the
best people on earth. Doctor
Field has always heretofore aifili-
atcd with the g. o. p., but hereafter
he will be found working for the
party founded by the immortal Jefferson.
J. L. Rawlins has declined to
be be a candidate for United States
Senator. We have no idea why the
gentleman should refuse. A man
, like Jo Rawlins is needed in the
' Senate from Utah; and the people
1 may insist that he should serve
, them; if they do, we doubt not the
i gentleman would yield to the de
mands of his State. Such men as
J. L. Rawlins cannot be spared
from the battlefield yet. The
Broad Ax is for Mr. Rawlins for .
Senator in spite of his declination. '
M0YLE ZANE & COSTJGAN,
Attorneys and Counsellorsat-Law.
Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS.
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y YAK COTT,
507 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
H. L. PICKETT,
ITinlnt T.ltlcntlnn a Snecialtv.
Nos. 81 and 82 Commercial Building.
Reference, Commercial National uanh..
L. M. ARMSTRONG,
Attobxxt axd Counaxioa at Law.
VIS?.' f PracKce w ill tbe Eearts.
CHERRY & TIMMONY,
Rooms 93 and 01 Commercial Block.
Salt Lake Cm.
GRAHAM F. PUTNAM.
31 32 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
POWERS, STRAUP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
EAGLE BLOCK. - SALT LAKE CITY.
RRWIilHS & GRITGHIiOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J.L RAWLINS. B. B. CRITCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C. B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
grttorimj at aw,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans
R. N. BASKIN. E. D. HOGE.
BASKIN & HOSE,
140 SOUTH MAIN.....
Sidney W. Darke John B. Andenon
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 63-4-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. J. WEBER,
2408 Washington Ave., Ogden, Utah.
FRANK K. NEBEKER,
Koom No. 2, Rick's Hock, Lojaa, Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING,
First National Batik Building, 1
PROVO, UTAH. I
Sole agent fnr Yooman New York Hit The i
Leader. We aln carry Stetson's mm!
other fine tut.
W. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
ISO S-fal-n Street.
HATS,' CAPS GENTS' FURNISHINGS t
Office under Ceseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
HARRIS & WILSON,
NO. 15 WEST
SECOND SOUTH ST.
28-80 Main Street
Lowest prices for Family supplies,
Dry Goods, Shoes, etc.
A. J. SEARE,
PRACTICAL WATCH AND CLOCHKAHER,
JEWELER AND ENGRAVER.
Full stock of Watches and all Vinds of Jewelry
at lowest prices.
327 W. SOUTH TEMPLE ST.
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commission Co.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST.,
-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER L. PRICE, Manager.
JL (. IEBLBY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
266 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Why not buy the bert there I for the
money on the market.
The Shoe Builders, manufacture them.
35 W. FIRST SOUTH ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
S. D EVANS.
E2JCX3 XLC3. 213 S7A7Z 27.,
SM.T LAKE CITY. VTAI1.
Open all night. Telephone SCt.
WM. M. ROYLAMCE,
SPRIXOVILLE, BTAU. make a fpecWty
ot buying and felling all kind of
PaBlI5,?0ULTRT,Efi5S, SEEDS, BRAIS.Sic
WRITE FOR PRICES.
EB'-SelU BICYCLES and Sundries '
REAL EST ATI
MINES AND LOANS.
A n amber of cheap Uoxza, BcnJro Lot,
Bcatxxa xiro Pidftyiiu Ucuxxaa Sim. Bxai
czscx PaorxxTT axd fiui fnr aale or exchange.
tt- Vnrv. tlnw.nP.m.ii'f. an4 VnmrO STDCII.
tome at way down prtcea. Mxaccx, Scwheh,
pxxrrrosx. ana properue sujacra. iuaw..i
dalty. Mosxt to tout at Tery lowert ratea. Call
on or address,
GEO. H. KNOWLDEN,
48 WEST txo SOOTH STREET,
Salt Laxx Crrr, Utah.
N. B. It will pay lnTorton with large or amall
means to call on or correspond with
Qxa. H. Khowlddt.
In Oil Painting and
Art Needle Work
OIL PAINTINGS FOR SALE,
Trs. J. p- TayIor' J1".
Student of the Chicago Art Institute
Studio No. 7IO Main St.
Wiscomb & Co ,
The beat place for Family Supplies.
58 E. FIKST SOUTH ST.
R. K. Thomas
M E. teVLYBY to q
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 SOUTH MAIN STREET,
SALT LAKE C1TV, UTAH.
Dealer in Wines, Liquors, Imported and
Domestic Cigars. Corner Saloon.
ED. WILLIAMS, Proprietor.
U. J. Gran!,Prcs. John Henry Smith,VIce-Prea.
J. F. Grant, Secy, and Treas.
Directors. John Henry Smith, Hber J. Grant,
J. F. Giant, B. F. Grant, Nathan Beatt
GRANT SOAP CO.
Office ako factmy, 75 1 to 76 1 S. 3io Wot St.
Manufacturers of High Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soaps.
BEE HIVE. ELECTRIC and
Be Hive Toilkt:
PINE TAR, PERFECT FLOATING,
J. F. GRANT, Manager.
Salt Lakx City, - Utah.
Gs-operative Furniture Gd
And Upholstery Goods, etc.
Bicycles and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AKD 13 MALiX STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
o Telephone 574 -o
313 Main SL, Sa't Lake City,
DAY, ROWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers in Meats. Groceries, Fish, Poul
try and Provisions.
JOHN HEIL, Mgr. OjS!UJ--
Mountain Ice Co ,
5H W. Third Sooth St.,
- SALT LAKE CITY.
TZLXTHOXX 48. UTAH.
F. A. SAKUTH
Flee ArUUie TAlIBUIC iwt
3 SO and up.
CnAs. W. Hohl, Cutter.
NO65 W. SECOND SOUTH.
J S. TBOMPSOJf'S
Shoe Dressing Parlors
34. E. SECOND SOUTH ST. HaraoeiWoek.