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SALT LAKE CItY, UTAH, OCTOBER 10, 1896.
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
For Presidential Electors:
ROBERT C. LUND,
JOHN J. DALY,
HENRY W. LAWRENCE.
WILLIAM H. KING.'
For Judges of the Third Judicial
ALBERT G. NORRELL,
A. N. CHERRY.
Democratic County Ticket
For the State Senate
MARTHA H. CANNON,
DA.VID O. BEDEOUT, JR.,
GEORGE A. WHITTAKER,
BENJAMIN A. HARBOUR.
For the House of RepreeentatiTea
EVEBETT W. WILSON,
EDRETHA EL LA BARTHE,
GEORGE BOMNEY. JR.,
JOSEPH E. TAYLOR,
ROBERT W. SLOAN,
SCIPIO A. KENNER,
RICHARD B. SHEPABD,
JOSEPH S. BAWLINS,
LUCIUS E. HALL.
For Ceaaty Attorney
WALDEMAB VAN COTT.
For Ceaaty Clerk
OAVID a DUNBAB- -
THOMAS P. LEWIS.
JAMES a JENSEN.
MABGABET A CAINE.
STEPHEN H. LYNCH. . v
BABNEY B. QDINN.
CHARLES S. WILKES.
ISSUES OF THE
It is claimed'by Mr. Bryan and
his supporters, that the remonetiza
tion of silver is tfee 'paramount is
sue in the present campaign: and
by Mr. McKinley and his support
ers, that tariff is the paramount
This contention is of much im
portance, and should 'be carefully
considered by the voter.
Strictly speaking, nothing k in
issue except that which, the voters,
by their ballots, intend to decide.
In the present campaign there is
a great lack bf unaaimity among
the members of the Democratic
party on the silver question.
The President ejected by that
party, with a considerable namber
of followers have bolted, and struck
hands witk the Republican party
on the stogie gold standard plank
of the St. Lofl platform; neither
is there aay Hnaraaity on that
questioa, auaaoag the Baeaabers of
the Bepablicaa party. A Buaber
of its pnwuaeat leaders, with a
large nasi of followers, have
repudiated the single gold standard
plank o 'the St. Loak platform,
and have atrack haaas with tke
regular -Democratic Jxtj om the
silver plak-othe Chicago plat
form. The Popalist party ae matted in
their sapport ef th ragvlar Deme
cratJccaadAtefor Prea&eat. The
hokwg Pmaorata a et repadi
ate the tariff laak e the xafaUr
DeeaeniK platform; neither do the
Ropahlic rapfcfcaee tb
4 platform; vet. when nnn1ti'nr Dp.m.
m 9 -- wwe g -
ocrat goes to the polls and casts, as
he intends, half a vote for McKiii
ley, by voting for Palmer, it will
not be half a vote in favor of Mc
Kinley'a tariff ideas; and when a
Republican shall vote for Bryan, it
will not be a vote against a pro
tective tariff. It logically follows
that the election of Bryan will not
be an expression by the majority
against a protective tariff; neither
will the election of McKinley be
an expression by the majority in
favor of the same. The election of
either will leave the tariff question
as unsettled as it has been for half
a century. The result will only be
a declaration for or against the
double standard, or for or against
the single gold standard; or, in
other words, it will decide whether
the favored money classes or the
productive laboring masses, shall in
future shape the financial policy of
the United States; whether the
United States shall have a financial
policy of its own, without the con
sent of England or any other for
As the will of the majority, from
the very nature of political condi
tions, will not be expressed at the
coming election upon the question
of tariff, the claim that it is the
paramount issue in this campaign,
is illogical and absurd. In fact it
not involved at all. Even if
it were an issue, it would beof
minor importance compared with
Lthe, silver .issue, for the. followipg
reasons: First At preseat it re
quires five hundred millions of dol
lars annually to defray the expenses
of the government, nearly all of
which is raised from tariff on im
ports. With this vast sum an
nually to be raised by tariff free
trade is an impossibility, and con
sequently the assertion that the
Democratic party now are or ever
have been in favor of free trade is
without any foundation, and is in
tended to mislead. The Demo
cratic creed now is and always has
been tariff for revenue only, with
incidental protection. It is impos
sible to raise the revenue necessary
to meet the annual expenses of the
government without incidental pro
tection; and as these expenses are
constantly increasing, it "will be but
a few years more, if that point has
aot already been reached, when in
rMMur the money to meet these
expenses, the incidental protection
which must follow will be so great
as to satisfy the most extreme pro
tectionist. Second The McKin
ley tariff , which was the highest
ever enacted by Congress, was only
about three per cent, higher upon
the average, than the present tariff,
which is a much better one Jban
the McKinley tariff was. In fact
the Wilson bill was amended by
the Republican Senate, until, in
aost of its features, it became a
Constituted as the Senate of the
United States now is, the present
tariff cannot be changed without
Republican consent. It k aot
likely that the Bepublican majority
is. the Senate will be changed for
several years to come, therefore the
aadon k secure from aay injury
from a -change of the tariff for some
time. If McKiaky ahoald be
abated the pmeat tariff might be
nadjastee, bat it would jk be
raked. 'Certainly if increased at all
tkekttrease would he bat alight.
If thepfOMOntaaro r"1
pfc.-j aafrema BepaVlican
threr; Wi ailm -
is not soon restored how different
will be the result, especially so far
as the interests of this State is con
cerned. The havoc which the demoneti
zation of silver has made, is so well
known (and which is being so pain
fully felt) as to render it unnecessary
to rehearse them. It is self-evident
that the restoration of silver to its
former place as standard money,
with the mints again opened for its
free and unlimited coinage would
at once raise the price up to its coin
value, and with its rise the values
of all kinds of property which fell
with it would correspondingly in
crease; business would revive, farm
produdts would again have a good
market and give generous returns
to the farmc; thousands of labor
ers which are now idle would secure
employment at increased wages;
work in the mines, so many of
which have so long been closed,
would again be started; the wolf
would be driven from the doors of
many distressed Homes, and the gen
eral prosperity which we once en
joyed and of which it was our wont
to boast, would again return and
make us rejoice. The great mass
of this community firmly believe
that such results would follow the
restoration of silver. Can they ra
tionally expect any such henefits to
follow any increase in the tariff
which may be made? How is it
possible for any tariff which can be
devised, to correct the financial
evils with which the nation and this
community is afflicted? The great
mass of the people of this State are
the consumers of the articles which
tariff protects. The wool and lead
industries are the only ones which
a tariff can possibly benefit. As
regards the first, but little of the
class of wool which we produce is
imported from abroad, so that the
benefittothatindustry by an increase
of the tariff would be but slight.
As to the lead industry, the White
Lead Trust has a monopoly of the
manufactured article, and can at
their will fix the price of lead bul
lion, which regulates the price of
the crude oie.
The low grade lead mines, which
are very numerous, cannot ue
worked with profit without being
assisted by the -silver which they
carry; as a consequence, with the
present low price of silver, it is only
those lead mines which contain a
considerable quantity of that metal
that can be worked, and on this ac
count many lead mines which were
formerly worked have had to close.
No tariff will ever start work upon
them again, but the remonetization
of silver would do so at once. Ven
ezuela this year demonetized sil
ver and adopted the single gold
If the United States in the com
ing election declares iu favor of the
siBgle gold standard, others of the
South American governments will
likely follow the example of Ven
ezuela, and when it becomes gen
erally understood that the great
commercial natioaH which have
adopted the gold standard do not
intend to again restore silver, those
aations which are now using the
single silver standard or the double
standard, will one after another
drop into line, aavarioaa other na
tions have aoae freaa time to time
since the United State set the ex
ample ia 1873, and anally, at no
great dktaace of time, there will be
no demand for silver, except for
what k required for meohaakal
BBTBosea. There k little of the
i - dkitr 1
and then there will be none what
ever. In view of the facts, the claim
that the tariff is the paramount
issue, or even an important issue
in this campaign, is wholly untena
ble, and the voters should not suf
fer themselves to be diverted from
the paramount issue, but assist in
electing Mr. Bryan, the able and
true champion of silver, and send
men to Congress who will stand by
him in carrying into eflect his sil
ver policy. R. N. Baskin.
Salt Lake City, Oct 9, 1896.
AMERICAN, OR BRITISH,
What a contrast is exhibited in
the manner of conducting the cam
paign by the respective candidates.
Both Mr. Biyan and Mr. McKinley
are making speeches as rapidly as
they can, and to as many people as
they can. But mark the difference.
Mr. Bryan is going from State to
State, from city to city, from hamlet
to hamlet, to tell the citizens of his
country the reasons why they
should, support an American finan
cial policy. He comes to the peo
ple as one of them and urges them
to avoid the danger which he points
out. He risks his life and health
in his travels, undergoes fatigue,
meets friends and foes, is subjected
alike to honor and insult, all be
cause he believes in the justice of
his cause. How is it with the other
man? Mr. McKinley sits at home
with family and friends, and daily
receives delegations, many of .whom
are hired by the corporations and
trusts, who come to the Mecca of
the money power and listen to their
idol's honied words which he deliv
ers from his piazza, much in the
same manner that an Oriental po
tentate would bless and flatter his
fawning sycophants and hired wor
shipers. If an American citizen
desires to see this prophet of pros
perity, he must make a pilgrimage
to Canton, Ohio, and pay his trav
eling expenses to some railroad cor
poration, unless, forsooth, the same
is arranged for by Mark Hanna,
out of his gorgeous-corruption fund
sliced from the ill-gotten gains of
the trusts and monopolies. Thus
we have an example of two ways of
running a political campaign. The
one. is American, the other un
American. The one has been sanc
tioned by the people of the United
States for years, the other has been
imported from the effete nations of
antiquity. But after all, it would
seem that there k an eternal fitness
in all things. For Mr. Bryan to
adopt the American plan, and Mr.
McKinley the style of a monarch,
is both fitting and natural. One
represents the people of the United
Stales, the other k upholding the
swell dignitaries of England. One
k striving to keep alive the spirit of
'"76," the other k kboring to re
invest the British crown with that
power which fell at Yorktown and
at the battle of New Orleans. Let
the sage of Canton keep up hk im
perial show, and on November 3
the people will dash hk throne into
a thousand fragments.
What k the matter with the
goldbug press? Nothing has been
said for several weeks aboat the
silver craze dywg oat. It looks
as tboagh the silver seed had not
been cast apoa "stony placet' bat
has beea cast apoa rich soil, which
will britMr fortk some sixty, some
one handred fold. 'Tall oaks from
little acorns grow' and the silver
oak will jrow aatil all the people
of the Uaked State may aheltar
taoath ki acoaeering hoafhe.
HOYLE, ZANE & COSTBAN,
Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS,
Rooms 512 to 615 Progress BuQding.
RAY VAX COTT,
507 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
FRANK R. MARGETTS,
ATTO R H EY-AT-LAW,
603 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
H. L. PICKETT,
Mining Litigation a Specialty.
Nos. 81 and 82 Commhrcial. Building.
Reference, Commercial National Bank.
L. M. ARMSTRONG,
Attosxxt axs Cohmxlo at Law...
a Commercial Block,
SALT LAKE CITY.
CHERRY & TIHMONY,
Rooms 83 and 91 Commercial Block.
Salt Lass Crrr.
POWERS, SIRADP ASD
-IIPPIAS, . ..
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
ftriWMflS & GrUTGflllOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L. BAWLINS. B. B. CBITCULOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
gMrwtj at ar, -
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans.
a. N. BASKIN.
E. D. HOOK.
BASKIN & HOGE,
140 SOUTH MAIN
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. J. WEBER,
2406 Washmgton Ave., Ogden, Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING,
First National Bank Building,
"" From $12.00 up.
406 Caaititatiffli Sag .
SALT LAKE CITY.
TT m TlTf TP w UJ II 7flal I ilMiiiiiaTiliw
HilffJUO a HlLJUil, i5i
NO. 18 WEST
SECOND SOUTH ST.
Taeac Mbmk Jt Cev
Vt wT tVCaW eaBHBH
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
8ALT LAKE C1TT, UTAH.
R. K. Thomas
0. E. MEEEDITH,
TBUHX FACTORY. : : :
Bicycle and Trunk .Repairing.
29 E. First South
TheMajestic Oil Cooking Stoves
Are now within tha reach of slL
Ti adTanUg of tbM price:
One-Burner Store ..fi.OO
Tvo-Borner Store... 8.00
Three-Burner Store &.SO
The only safe, reliable and odnrlen oil (tor
made other are eiperlment. The Majestlo Oil
Onoklng Store la better, cheaper and cafer than tBj
gasoline itoTa. We hare reduced the price of
Tta Fhttl Usirsnil SimI to-
When taring fret the beet and eheapeet.
H.D1HWQQDEY FURNITURE Co.
Cj-flpcrativfi Firaitnre Cd.
TTF. A TiTTRS Z3T
And Upholstery Goods, etc
Bleyele and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 AEf STKEET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
Sole agenti for Yomnan'a Hew York Hat The
Leader. We also carry Stetaon's and
other fine hata.
W. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
iea Tvr,in strt.
HATS, CAPS & GENTS' FOBJflSHINGS.
Office under Deseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
Why not boy the beet there U tor the
money on the market.
The Shoe Builders, mannfartarn them.
. JIBST SOUTH ST. SALT LAKZ COT.
28-30 Main Street
Lowest prices for Family supplies,
Dry .Goods, Shoes, etc.
Wiscomb & Co ,
The best place for Family Supplies.
58 E. FIRST SOUTH ST.
o Telephone 574 o
313 Main SL. Salt Lake City,
DAY, ROWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers ia Meats. Groceries, Fish, Poal
AJtD eosncTxoxz&s' SUPPLHS. :
Jobber of Hota, Be. TelrjAee M.
U1 S. Wert Teazle, Salt Late City.
Utah Poultry -and
Produce Commission. Co.
KM W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
SALT LAKrTCrTY, MTAM.
WALTS& L. PRICK,
Caa yea bay Shoes
Caa yea bay she
HEWHAM-H0TT SHOE GO.
vr maih riicrr.atTiAe CITY.