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TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 1898
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
WILLIAM HcSINLEY, of Oblo
GARRET A. EOBART, of New Jersej
ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 1890.
The issue is prosperity and McKinley is
It is the Democratic record that kills the
About the only thing local Democracy
can organize is a row.
There are no thorns in the crown of pro
tection and prosperity.
Republican harmony is the popular
music with the masses.
Bryan wants to try it on the New Yorkers
again and rub it in hard.
Democrats are none too good to bunko
the Populists, but they are not smart
The deeds of the boy soldier speak a
nobler patriotism than tbe words of the
Join a Kepublican club if you wish to
keep up with the procession and enjoy
Bryan has not yet accepted the Populist
platform, and no good Populist has yet
About all the running Democratic can
didates will do this year will be done in
dodging the tariff.
The Sewail and Watson comedy will
probably run all through the play and
bave a part in the climax.
The Admission day festival at Stockton
is intended to break the record, and Stock
ton can be counted on to do it.
If there is any way for a Democrat to
dodge the deficit tariff the Cleveland Ad
ministration would like to know it.
Talk money and Democracy has the
nerve to talc back, but say something
about the tariff and it begins to squeal at
Four years ago the biggest Democrats
in the country were Cleveland, Hill,
Whitney and Carlisle, but where are they
The deficit in the National revenue
caused by the Democratic tariff is large,
but that caused in the incomes of the peo
ple is fully ten times greater.
If after the experience of the last three
years tbe people of this country should be
rash enough to try another experiment
with Democracy they will deserve p.ll they
McKinley represents the heroic patriot
ism of the war aud the patriotic states
manship of peace, while Bryan represents
nothing but a loose tongue and an easy
"By far the greatest injury resulting
, from the free coinage of silver will fall on
workingmen," says Senator Sherman, and
every intelligent workingmau knows that
to be true.
Day by day the people move toward tbe
soldier candidate like an army with ban
ners, while Bryan swings around the
country and tries to attract the attention
of the stragglers.
The Republican party is opposed to ex
posing American workmgmen to tbe com
petition of European labor, and it is also
opposed to any scheme for paying them in
When it comes to enterprise or festivals
Stockton ceases to be a slough city. She
puts herself on rising ground on those
occasions and looms up like a metropolis
on a heaven-kissing hill.
When a man is out of tmployment the
first issue before him is to find work and
wages, and when a Nation is running into
debt the firat duty of statesmen is to pro
vide it with an adequate revenue.
By the election of McKinley the people
of this country will get work under a pro
tective tariff and free silver on a system of
international bimetallism ; but the elec
tion of Bryan would mean silent mills,
idle workmen and silver monometallism.
There is a weighty truth in SenatorFora
ker's saying that the attack on the Su
preme Conrt in the Chicago platform "is
enough in itself, if it stood alone, to con
demn the party that would adopt it and
defeat the men who would approve and
stand upon it before the people."
Not even during the war was the Demo
cratic party more discredited than now.
Its ablest leaders and newspapers have
abandoned it and all its conservative mem
bers a** deserting it. On the Chicago plat
form not one single eminent Democrat
stands, and all that is left of the party is
a nume that no one is proud of and a
record that ao one defends.
A GAME OF DECEIT.
Ever since its organization the Demo
cratic party has advocated free interna
tional trade and the single gold standard
for tbe Nation's monetary system. Not a
prominent Democrat in all tbe history of
I the party ever advocated the double stand
ard, or bimetallism, until a few years ago.
In 1877 Bland tried to change the policy
of tbe party on the silver question, but
practically all the Democratic members of
Congress voted against his bill. He then
compromised by accepting tbe Allison-
Bland scheme. But Bland kept hammer
ing for the free and unlimited coinage of
silver until his district, which was largely.
Democratic, turned him down, and he is
still turned down.
It was not until Bryan started out in
1893 as the champion of free silver that a
prominent Democrat undertook to make
bimetallism a National issue for tbat
party, and the reason why he did is very
plain. Bryan had made some reputation
in Congress by declarine, "I am for free
wool." "A sugar bounty is no better than
highway robbery." "I want free trade
pure and simple." "I want the Govern
ment to raise money for its expenses by
income and excise taxes." Why did Mr.
Bryan so suddenly drop the tariff question
and champion free silver coinage? The
reason is plain. Early in its operation the
Wilton-Gorman tariff act demonstrated
that it would close every industrial plant
in the country and inaugurate such a
business panic as the people never before
were afflicted with, and Mr. Bryan was
smart enough to see that it was necessary
to divert public attention from the effects
of his free-trade heresy, so he commenced
crying for free silver. But he did not shift
from the tariff to the money question un
til he bad declared that all the distresses
that had come upon the country were at
tributable to "Republican high tariff."
Now he says it was not the tariff, bnt the
demonetization of silver that caused hard
Thus it will be seen the Democratic
party renounces and denounces all of its
traditions to cover up the iniquity of the
Wilson-Gorman free-trade act. The party
could not go before the country on the
tariff question, and so the young and am
bitious men of the organization too£ up
Bland's old Btory, which was for silver
monometallism, and by repeating it over
and over again they hoped to make the
people forget it was the Democratic tariff
that had bankrupted them all. No one
has failed to observe that Bryan and all
other Democratic speakers avoid the tariff
question. It is not avoided, however, be
cause they ao not believe in free trade, but
to divert the attention of the people away
from it. There is not a true biinetallist in
tbe Democratic party. Those who ab
stained from voting in the Chicago con
vention were simply standing by the sin
gle gold standard traditions of tha par iv,
while those who followed the lead of Alt
geld proclaimed for silver monometallism.
But the purpose of it all is to call atten
tion from the disastrous working of the
Wilson-Gorman law and win upon a new
issue. Their purpose, however, to revamp
the present tariff act upon lines that lead
to more complete free trade is as deter
mined as ever it was.
THE STOCKTON FESTIVAL.
The civic as well as the State patriotism
of the people of Stockton has roused
them to more than ordinary energy and
enterprise in preparing for the entertain
ment of the Native Sons during the festi
vals attending tbe annual celebration of
Admission day. From all reports that
come to us it seems that Stockton intends
to outdo not only herself but all other
cities in the splendor and extent of her
accomplishment, and make the celebra
tion this year the most brilliant in the an
nals of California.
There is nothing unusual in the fact that
the people of Stockton are making an
effort to provide a finer festival for Admis
sion day than has yet been seen in the
State. Every California community has
an aspiration to be a record-breaker. Each
one, when it undertakes an' enterprise, en
deavors to surpass all previous accom
plishments in that direction. That Stock
ton, therefore, should make the effort is
only to put herself in line with her sister
cities. The unusual feature is that all
evidence points to the conclusion that her
efforts will result in a degree of success
far beyond anything yet achieved. Each
successive celebration has surpassed former
ones in some respect, but Stockton prom
ises somothing that will surpass them in
There are abundant reasons to justify
the most sanguine expectations of the
coming festival. For a year past Stockton
bas been the central city of California en
terprise. New railroads have infused her
people with new hopes and stimulated her
trade with large amounts of money. What
the people of otber localities have read
about those of Stockton have seen and felt.
For her the new era has already dawned
and her industrial and commercial activi
ties bave begun to manifest themselves in
many new directions. Her citizens, there
fore, are in a humor to undertake things
in a great way and to carry them out with
vigor and magnificence. They feel cheer
ful, buoyant, strong; sure of the present,
sanguine of tbe future, and 'as a conse
quence they work together with a harmony
and an enthusiasm that can not fail to pro
duce large results.
The celebration will be in fact some
thing like a festival in honor of a new
Stockton. It will be worth anybody's
time and money to make the trip to the
city at that time, even if he cares little for
the fetes anil entertainments of the Na
tive Sons. Stockton is one of tbe locali
ties in the State where for the next ten
years investments are going to yield the
biggest profits and where capital and en
terprise will sret their best rewards. The
youth ot California could not this year
hold their celebration in a more appro
priate place. They will see in the streets
of the city a thousand evidences of the
advancing prosperity of tbe State and a
thousand proofs of what can be accom
plished in California by industry, energy,
enterprise and the united efforts of pro
Advocates of a gold standard monetary
system are so few and far between tnat
tney are not worth considering in the
effort of the people to reopen the mints to
silver. Practically all the people favor
the reinstatement of the silver dollar to
its former position of redemption money
on a parity with gold, but not anywhere
near a majority of tbe people are willing
to open the mint,- to the free and unlimited
coinage of silver witbout proper safe
guards. Unless a silver dollar is coined
under such circumstances and conditions
as to have a debt-paying and purchasing
power of its own that is on a parity with
a gold dollar the people do not want the
mints opened to the white metal. The
country ueeds a larger volume of circulat
ing money, but it wants dollars that would
be acceptable in business circles at their
face value without question. It is easy
enough to open the mints unconditionally
, to silver coinage, but it is quite a different
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1896.
thing to make people accept such dollars
in payment for their commodities.
Were the people of the United States to
isolate tnemselves from other peoples it
wonld be a very easy matter for them to
determine what kind of a dollar sbonld
stand for the unit of value, bnt it so hap
pens that a round percentage of the grow
ing wealth of the country comes as the
result of our trade intercourse with the
people of other countries. It is an old
saying that it taxes two to make a bargain,
and onr experience iv foreign markets
prove tbe truth of it. Mr. Bryan holds
tbat we need not consult tne people with
wbom we do business concerning the kind
of money we issue and that tiiey must
take it on onr sayso without asking any
questions. If this Government is to take
that position it must accord other nations
the same right and our merchants should
not grumble if the merchants of Mexico
insist upon paying their trade balances in
Mexican silver dollars, nor should objec
sion be raised against China's silver taels
or Japan's silver yens.
International commerce is carried on at
this time on the basis of the gold dollar,
and we have to conform to it or sever all
business relations with the outside world.
Mr. McKinley fally appreciates the value
to us of our foreign trade, and he would
not jeopardize it by an attempt to arbi
trarily force other people to abandon their
own customs and adopt ours. He realizes
tne importance of increasing tbe volume
of the money of all the commercial na
tions, and the leading statesmen and
financiers of practically all the nations are
in accord with his opinion on that ques
tion. Now, in view of the intimate trade
relations between us and other nations,
and of the willingness of other nations to
co-operate, it is the purpose of the Re
publican party, through Mr. McKinley, to
assemble the nations in interest together
and agree upon a basis for increasing their
volume of money in an amount exactly
equal to the world's production of silver
in a way that the silver dollar would of
and by itself be just as acceptable as a
gold dollar. When that is done, all the
nations would open their mints to the free
and unlimited coinage of silver, and the
product of the mints would everywhere
have the same value, debt-paying and
purchasing power a* held by a gold dollar.
When that is accomplished the United
States would have bimetallism upon a
foundation that is the equal of gold in
every way and in every particular.
Manufacturers in England and Ger
many are having a good deal to say about
"McKinleyism" these days, and not in a
complimentary way, either. The increase
of woolen goods sold in America since the
Democratic tariff became operative has so
sharpened the appetites of woolen-mill
owners across the water for our gold that
they get wild with rage when it is told
them that the days of free trade and their
supremacy in American markets are num
bered, but it is human nature to feel a
trifle bitter under such circumstances.
The repeal of the McKinley act permitted
German and English makers of woolen
gooda to increase their sales in this coun
try by considerably over ?40,000,000 a year.
in an interview the other day with an
American newspaper correspondent a Ger
man manufacturer had the frankness to
say that if McKinley is elected their mills
will have to shut down, and "all the
American gold we shall see will be that of
the tourist." It is really too bad, but the
people are entertaining the idea that mills
and factories are pretty good things for
this country, and they propose to Rive
them such conditions for operating that
they will rnn right along at fair profits
for themselves and high wages for their
their employes. The manufacturers of
England and Germany are not to be
blamed for feeling sore over the loss of
such a profitable customer as America has
been for two or three years, nor shall we
mind it if they lie awake of nights to abuse
We do not in this country particularly
relish the report which comes from the
manufacturing centers of Europe that
money is being subscribed to send over
here to defeat McKinley. There may be
no truth in it, but the fact that "McKin
leyism" is being so vehemently denounced
on the other side of the water, and the
further fact that McKinley's election
would mean the resumption of manu
facture in America, leads one to believe
the story. But any way the armies of idle
men in this country and the millions of
unemployed money have had all the free
trade they want, and whether Europe
likes it or not our industrial plants are
going to start i>p so that the people may
again enjoy prosperity. Of course, Eu
rope will suffer by it, but business is not
philanthropy, and the people, while feel
ing sorry for the industrial distress of the
old country, have concluded to resume
business on business principles at the old
stands that were so prosperous before
"McKinleyism" was murdered in the
house of those who should have been
WOOL UNDER BRYANISM,
It is shown quite plainly in an article in
the columns of to-day's Call that tbe Wil
son bill is responsible for the present de
pressed state of the wool market and for
the deplorable condition of the woolen
manufactories of the country.
Mr. Wollner gives startling facts, and
what he says Is entitled to great weight, as
he is an expert on matters pertaining to
wool. He speaks in terms that men of
the trade fully understand. Yet ~tb very
voter will draw conclusions from what he
The most careful study of the subject
convinces the unbiased student that Bry
anism in matters of Government is a de
lusion and a snare. If there is any one
subiect where it is shown that free trade is
a failure it is that of wool. No blight has
ever hurt the business like the Wilson bill,
the very measure that Bryan urged as a
panacea for industrial ills.
McKINLEY'S HOME COUNTY.
Bryan's managers are trying to make
capital out of the refusal of a Republican
of Canton to bet that Mr. McKinley's
home county would not return a Demo
cratic majority. It would be an unsafe
bet for any Republican to make. Stark
County, Ohio, is to Ohio what Alabama
and Texas are to the Union— reliably Dem
ocratic Stark County has always been
called tbe banner Democratic county of
Ohio, but fox the information of the De
mocracy we will say that Major McKinley
has carried the county, although he is the
only Republican who ever did. Soon after
tbe war Major McKinley ran for the office
of prosecuting attorney of Stark County
and during the campaign he gained the
friendship of the working people. They
elected him by a small majority, and have
stuck by him ever since, though they
failed oa a few occasions to pull him
through. Generally speaking tbe Demo
crats of Stark County are still voting for
But since the Democrats have brought
to mind the fact that Mr. McKLnley's
county is a Democratic community, it is
well enough to suggest V"'- tha Vlg> o
earners of the county always support Mr.
McKinley. This leads to another item of
what may be news to Democrats gener
ally, which is that wage-earners all over
the country are for Major McKinley.
There never was a candidate for the Presi
dency who had as many friends among
the labor class as Mr. McKinley, but that
is easily accounted for. During all the
years he was in Congress Mr. McKinley
was the recognized champion of labor. It
was to secure to labor more opportunity
for work and at higher wages that he
drafted the great tariff bill which bore
his name. No one has failed to observe
that delegations of wage-earners are call
ing upon him every day to pledge their
support. Perhaps the old mossback De
mocracy of Stark may carry the county
for Bryan, but Mr. McKinley will have the
satisfaction of knowing that ne received
the entire vote of the laboring class.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
FOUR MONET PLANKS.
Teipartite alliance of Dkmocrats, Silver Re-
publicans AND POPULISTS.
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Dkae
Sir: Fora special reason to be disclosed at
another time I desire to place before the pub
lic the three money planks adopted by the
supporters of Mr. Bryan, as well as that of the
Republicans. I would suggest that all the
readers of The Call who take a reasonable In
terest Id the political situation should make it
a point to cut out and save for future refer
ence these fundamental statements issued by
the tripartite alliance of Democrats, silver Re
publicans and Populists as the basis of their
union in the support of Bryan as their Presi
dential candidate and also the Republican
The National Democratic Convention at Chi
cago made the following declaration :
DEMOCBATIC MONEY PLANK.
Recognizing that the money question is para
mount to all others at this time, we Invite atten
tion To the fact that the Federal constitution
named silver and gold together as tne money
metals of tlie United States, and that the first
coinage i>« passed by Coneress under the consti
tution made the silver dollar the monetary unit
and admitted gold to free coinage at a ratio based
upon the silver dollar unit. We deci'ar* that the
act of 1878. demonetizing silver without the
knowledge or approval of the American people,
has resulted iv th« appreciation of gold and a- cor
responding fall in the price of commodities pro
duced by the people, a heavy increase in the bur
den of taxation and of all debts, public and private,
the enrichment of tbe money-lending class at
home and abroad, the prostration of industry and
impoverishing or tha people.
We are unalterably opposed to monometallism,
which lias locked fast tbe prosperity of an indus
trial people In the paralysis of hard times. Gold
monometallism is a British policy, and iti adop
tion has brought other nations into financial ser
vitude to I<ondon. It is not only un-American,
but auti-Americun, and it can be fastened on tbe
UniMd States only by the stifling of that spirit
and love of liberty which proclaimed our political
independence in 1776, and won it in the War of
the JU volution.
We demand the free and unlimited coinage of
both gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 16
to 1 without watting for the aid or consent of any
other nation. We demand that ibe standard silver
dollar shall be full legal tender equally with gold
for ail debts, public and private, and we favor such
legislation as will prevent f»r the future the de
monetization of any kind of legal tender money
by private contract.
Congress alone baa the power to coin and Issue
money aid President Jackson declared that this
power could not be delegated to corporations or
Individuals. We, therefore, denounce the issu
ance of notes as money for the National banks as
in derogation of the constitution and we demand
that all the paper money which is made legal
tender for public and private debts, or which is re
ceivable for dues to the United States, shall be is
sued by the Government of the United States and
shal^be redeemable in coin.
SILVER REPUBLICAN MONEY PLANK.
Adopted at the National Silverite Conven
tion in St. Louis:
l'irst— The paramount Issue at this time in the
United .States is indisputably the money question,
it is between the gold standard, gold bonds and
bunk currency on tbe one side and the bimetallic
standard, no bonds and Government currency on
On this issne we declare onrselves to be in favor
of a distinctively American system. Wetra un
alterably opposed to a single gold standard, and
demand Immediate return to the constitutional
standard of gold aud silver, by restoration by this
Government, independent of any foreign power,
of the unrestricted coinage of both gold and silver
into standard money at the ratio Of 10 to 1, and
upon term* of exact equality, as they existed
prior to 1873, the allver coin to be a full legal
tenter equally with gold for all debts and dues,
public aud private: and we favor such legislation
as will prevent for the future the demonetization
of any kind of legal tender money by private con
We bold that the power to control and regulate
paper currency is Inseparable from the power to
coin money: aud hence, that all currency in
tended to circulate aa money should be issued and
its volume controlled by tbe General Government
only, and should be legal tender.
We are unalterably opposed to the issue by the
United States of interest-bearing bonds in time of
peace, aud we denounce as a blunder worse than a
crime, the present treasury policy, concurred in by
a Kepublican House, of plunging, the country in
debt by hundreds of millions in the vain attempt
to maintain the gold Standard by borrowing gold,
aud we demand the payment of all coin obliga
tions of the United StaUs. as provided by existing
lav.s. iv eitlitr koUi or silver com, at the- option of
the Government, and not at the option of the cred
Second—That over and above all other questions
of policy we are in favor of restoring to the people
of tli* United Btaten the time»bonored money of
the constitution— gold and sliver; not one, but
both, tbe money of Washington, and Hamilton,
and Jefferson, and Monroe, and Jackson, and .Lin
coln, to the end that the American people may re
ceive honest pay for an honest product; that the
American debtor may pay his just obligations in
any one standard and not in a standard that has
appreciated 100 per cent above all the great staples
of our country; and to the end further that sllver
standard countries may be deprived of the unjust
advantage they now enjoy iv the difference In ex
change between gold and silver, an advantage
which tariff legislation atone cannot overcome.
POPULIST MONEY FLANK.
Adopted in National Convention at St. Louis:
First— We demand a National money, safe and
sound. Issued by the General Government only,
without the intervention of banks of issue, to be
full legal tender for all debts, private and public a
just, equitable and etlicient means of distribution
direct to the people and throughout the lawful dis
bursements of the Government.
Secoud— We demand the free and nnrestrlctad
coinage of silver and gold at tbe present legal ratio
of 16 to 1, and without waiting for tbe consent of
Third— We demand the volume of circulating
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medium be speedily Increased to an amount suffi
cient to meet the demands of the business and the
population of this country and to restore the just
level of prices of labor and production. ■•.
: fourth— We denounce the sale of - bonds and the
Increase of the public ; Interest-bearing debt made
by the present administration as , unnecessary ana
without authority of law, and we demand that
no more bunds be Issued except by specific act of
Congress. . " *:-. :-'-■' - -~. -x-:- ■ ■ •"-.'. T ■■■ £53
s Filth— We demand such legislation as will pre
vent I the demonetization of the lawful money of
the United States by private contract. > ••■ i*t* *-"-«
■' Sixth— We demand that the Government,' in the
payment of its obligations, shall use its option as
to the kind of lawful money In which they are to
09 paid, and we denounce the present and pre
ceding adra'nislratlons for surrendering this
option to the holders of Government obligation se
curities. : ■-■■;: .■•-.-■;■•'•■. ■'■-. ■ ;-;/: ".,■*.;■*>-"..■■■'■. -Tr.^*;
seventh — We demand a graduated income lax,
'to (he . end that aggregated wealth shall bear its
just proportion of taxation, and we regard the re
cent decision of the Supreme Court relative to the
income-tax law us a. misinterpretation of the con
stitution—an invasion of . the rightful powers of
Congress over the subject of taxation. ■■-■< • •
v Kighthi— We demand that postal , savings < banks
Ibe established by the Government for the safe de
posit of the savings of the people and to facilitate
/ • I- = REPUBLICAN MONEY PLANK. :
- Adopted in National Convention at St.
... : The Republican party is unreservedly for sound
money. It caused the enactment of the law pro
viding for the resumption of specie payments in
: 1879. ' bince then every dollar has been as good as
i gold. We are unalterably opposed to every meas
ure calculated to debase our currency or impair
the credit of our country. Wear*, therefore, op
posed to the free coinage of. silver except by an
International agreement with the leading commer-
nations of the earth, which agreement we
pledge ourselves to promote, and until such agree
ment can be obtained the existing fold standard
must be maintained. All of our silver and paper
currency must be maintained at parity with gold.
and we favor all ' measures designed to maintain
inviolable the obligations of the . V'nUed States, of
all oar money, whether coin or paper, at the pres
ent standard, the standard of the moat enlightened
nations of the earth. .. y,,j' ■■■■ ;- -. > y
Such comment as I propose to make on these
money planks is reserved for the present In
the meantime I ask my readers to make a care
ful study of these planks, rioting their points
of agreement '■'• Joseph Asburt Johnson.
Ban Francisco, August 14, 1896.
BLAINE ON THE SILVER ISSUE.
A Refutation of Gabbled Extracts From
His Great Speech op 1878.
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Sir:
The Examiner of to-.day contains the follow
BLAINE'S PBOPHETIC 6FEF.CH.
f James G. Blame In Cnited States Senate, 1880.]
I believe the struggle now going on in this coun
try and in other countries for a single gold
standard would, if successful, produce widespread
disaster in and throughout the commercial worla.
The destruction of silver as money, and establish
ing gold as tbe sole unit of value, must have a
ruinous effect upon all forms of property except
those investments which yield a fixed return in
money. Those wonld be enormously enhanced iv
value, and would gain a disproportionate and un
fair advantage over otber 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 equally divided between gold and
sil vit, it is impossible to strike silver out of ex
istence as money without results that will nrove
distressing to millions and utterly disastrous to
tens of thousands.
1 believe gold and Bilver coin to be tbe money
of tbe constitution; Indeed, the money of the
American people anterior to the constitution
which the great organic law recognised as quite
independent of its own existence. No power was
conferred on Congress to declare either metal
should not be money. Congress has, therefore, in
my judgment, no power to demonetize either. If,
therefore, silver has been demonetized I am iv
favor of remoneiizlng it: if its coinage has been
prohibited I am In favor o fordering it to be re
sumed. lam In favor of having It eu.argeJ.
These are garbled quotations from tbe open
ing paragraphs of a speech by the greatest
American of his day on "Remonetization of
Silver," delivered in the United States Senate
not in 1880 but on February 7, 1878, when the
Senate, in committee of the whole, had under
consideration an act to authorize tbe free
coinage of the standard silver dollar and to
restore its legal tender character.
Mr. Blame did not In that speech utter a
single sentence to show thut be favored the
free and unlimited coinage of silver, as the
organs of the silver-mine owners would fain
have us believe. He never indorsed any
scheme for an inflated currency which would
be paramount to repudiation.
In that speech he did say: "If we coin a
silver dollar of full legal tender, obviously
below the current value of the gold dollar, we
are simply openintr our doors and inviting
Europe to take our gold. With our gold ilo w
ing out from us we shall be forced to the single
silver standard, ana our relations with the
leading commercial countries of the world
will be not only embarrassed but crippled."
He said further on in the same speech: "If
we coin too low a dollar before general remou
etization our gold will leave us. If we coin
too high a dollar after general demonetization
our silver will leave us. It is only an equated
value before and after general remonetization
that will preserve both gold aud silver to us."
The Democratic press which is giving pub
licity to the extract taken from the Examiner
religiously, cautiously and sedulously re
frains from publishing either of tbe quota
tions I have mentioned. The purpose is ap
parent to the most careless newspaper reader.
A few paragraphs are lilched from the utter
ances of the dead knight of protection, sound
niouey and America for Americans, and are
sent broadcast in the vain hope that the luke
warm Republicans may be induced to desart
the party which saved the Nation from de
struction and preserved its financial honor.
The speech referred to was not in defense
of free coinage unlimited, but was a strong
plea for bimetallism. Mr. Blame favored the
use of the two metals, silver to be at a parity
with gold. Let me quote him again in the con
cluding passage of that speech, which gives
silver mine-owners so much concern :
"With abounding proof of its demoralizing
and destructive effect we have it proclaimed
in the halls ol Congress that 'the people de
mand cheap money.' I deny it. 1 declare
such a phrase to be a totel misapprehension— a
total misapprehension of the popular wish.
The people do not demand cheap money.
They demand an abundance of good money,
which is an entirely different thing. They do
not want a single gold standard that will ex
clude silver and benefit those already rich.
They do not want an inferior silver standard
that will drive out gold and not help those
already poor. They want both metals, in full
value, in equal honor, in whatever abundance
the bountiful earth will yield them to the
searching eye of science and to the hard hand
of labor." Respectfully, Fbank 6torer.
August 17, 1806.. _
Prompt Punishment a Preventive.
Ban Jose Mercury.
Punishment for murder should be both cer
tain and swift. The law's delay is responsible
for nearly all the murders that are committed.
[Reproduced from the Chicago Times-Herald.]
C. T. Ead of Saciamento is at the Palace,
D. N. Caruthers of Santa Rosa is in the City.
The Rev. James Cope of Colusa is at the Oc
W. N. Washbnrn of Pasadena is at the Cos
Superior Judge A. P. Catlin of Sacramento is
at the Lick.
J. Rlley and wife, of Naps,, are guests of the
Dr. F. L. Atkinson of Sacramento arrived
P. J. Costello, a business man of Chicago, Is
at the Cosmopolitan.
H. C. Petray, principal of the Livermore
schools, is at the Russ.
J. W. Maunon of Ukiah is here on a brief
visit and is at the Lick.
O. B. French of the United States Coast Sur
vey is at the Occidental.
A. N*. Butts, the mining man and mill-owner
of Lewiston, Cal., is in town.
Rev. J. W. Webb of Fresno is making his
headquarters at the Ramona.
A. J. Wilson, a prominent business man of
Sacramento, is at the Cosmopolitan.
H. Kinspel and T. A. Bell, well-known resi
dents oi Fresno, are at the Cosmopolitan.
W. T. Smith, a business man of Phoenix,
Ariz., was among yesterday's arrivals at the
E. H. Fontenillo, one of the proprietors of
the Stockton Daily Record, is in the City for a
H.M. Yerington, the railroad man and mine
owner ot Nevada, is among those registered at
Among the latest arrivals at the Cosmopoli
tan are J. Probst and Miss M. Probst of Chi
J. A. Norvell, proprietor of the Merced Ex
press, accompanied by his wife and daughter,
is at the Ramona.
Louis Vassion, Consul and Commissioner of
the French Government, is in the City, en
route to Honolulu.
Dr. Burdel, who is known as the largest tax
payer of Marln County, where he has lived
many years, is at the Lick.
C. P. Huntington, the magnate of the South
ern Pacific, is announced to arrive here from
New York early in September.
Ex-Governor L. A. Sheldon of New Mexico,
latterly of Southern Calltornia, was among
yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
W. R. Newlin of Pacific Grove, who has been
in the Eastern States for some time, arrived
here last night and is at the Grand.
Raleigh Barcar, the attorney, of Vacaville,
and owner and editor of the Vacaville Re
porter, is among the arrivals in the City. mmt
Alfred Metzger of the editorial staff of the
Penny Press, Santa Cruz, and secretary of the
Turafest, is visiting this City for a few days.
Lieutenant William R. Hamilton, instructor
ol military science in the State University at
Reno, Nev.. and family are registered at the
Arpad Bauer, who was connected with the
Vienna Prater at the Midwinter Fair, has as
sumed tbe editorship of the Deutsche Vereina
George W. Weidler, the pioneer resident of
Portland and builder of Weidler's sawmills
there, which have run for many years, is at
Colonel Finley Anderson of New York, sec
retary of the United Press, arrived here yester
day and is at the Palace. Ho is visiting the
Pacific Coast on business and pleasure com
Among the arrivals here yesterday was
Harold Bolee, the journalist, who was in
South Africa at the time of the Jameson raid.
He has come back to his old home for a short
season of rest.
The Rev. Father Thomas J. Smith of St.
Louis, who Is Inspecting the various Catholic
institutions of the West, is at tbe Palace. He
was accompanied to this City by the Rev. A. J.
Meyer of Los Angeles.
E. Jacobs, the millionaire land-owner of
Visalia, who was long engaged ia the general
merchandising and banking business there,
but who several years since retired from busi
ness, is at the Occidental.
Pedro Bruni, the partner of President Baril
las of Guatemala in coffee-growidg and other
enterprises, left last night accompanied by his
family for Hamburg. General Barillas and
hid son will Join him in New York in about
Owa Iwanga, president of the Nippon Yusen
Steamship Company of Japan, who has been
arranging with James J. Hill of the Great
Northern Railroad for the establishment of
monthly steamers between Seattle, the west
ern terminus of the Great Northern, and Yoko
hama, is at the Palace. Ho is on his way back
to Japan. .
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 17.— At the Plaza—
A. E. Wells; Qilsey— H. D. Brown; Metropole—
J. J. Corbett and wife; Vendome— Miss A. L.
Stone. : ' __^ «__—^ «__ -
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Florence Nightingale is 76 years of age.
President Harper of Chicago University rides
QtMfla Victoria's reign has now been longer
than that of any other European ruler.
Wiifnd Laurier, the new Premier of Canada,
is a Roman Catholic.
Miss Ellen Richardson, one of the two Quaker
sisters who paid the $750 by which Frederick
Douglass waa legally manumitted, died re
cently at Newcastle, England.
Mrs. Bryan, wife of the Democratic candi
date for President, studied law in Illinois and
was admitted to the bar after she moved to
Nebraska, not with a view to practice, but to
assist her husband in his work. She is a great
favorite in Lincoln. She was one of the organ
izers of Sorosis, the leading women's club of
Lincoln, and is also a member of the Woman's
Christian Association and other societies. Mr.
Bryan says she is invaluable to him in sugges
tions and the preparation of material, and in
advice as to points and methods.
The son of Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris desireg
to become a lawyer in the United States, and
finds he must become naturalized. He was
born in England, where the citizenship of his
father was, and, although his mother now re
sides in this country, she became an English
subject when she married Algernon Sartoris.
What a strange commentary on our many
sided human life is the fact that this young
man, whose grandfather was twice President
of thii Republic, must first be naturalized be
iore he can enter a profession under its lawal
"I," said the large fat person with the large
fat diamonds, "I am a self-made man."
The angular gentleman wit£ the soured ait
looked at him curiously.
"Must have been your first job, eh?" he said.
"They say crude oil is becoming exhausted."
"Good! Now we shall be spared the inflic
tion of so many crude oil paintings." — Chicago
"But why do you sigh? The acting is cer
tainly not so touching."
"Excuse me. I am bewailing the money I
paid to come in."— London Tit-Bits.
"Prisoner, the jury has declared you guilty."
■Oh, that's all right, Judge. You're too in
telligent a man, 1 think, to be influenced by
what they say."— Philadelphia American.
"Oh, you just ought to see our flat," she ex
claimed enthusiastically. "We've theloveliest
combination kitchen and folding bed that ever
was."— Detroit Tribune.
LADY'S PLAIN WAIST WITH
Plain waists perfectly fitted, the effect being
smooth and seamless, are in high favor. The
design shown in this illustration pictures a
cheviot mixture. The seams of the sleeves
and the edges of the collar and belt are neatly
stitched by machine. Another dress made
after this model was of green and black wool.
The plastron between the box pleats in front
was of green silk, the box pleats were edged
with narrow bands of silk, the stock collar of
green silk was finished at the back with black
satin bow. A piece of black satin ribbon two
inches wide and one yard long was gathered
into top of collar to form ruche. The seams of
the sleeve were left open two inches at wrist,
each piece faced separately. A ruffle of white
lace extended half an inch below the edge of
sleeve and showed in the openings. Belt of
black satin ribbon.
A dress of mixed wool showing many bright
threads had the simulated box pleats of myrtle
green, the plastron between the pleats In front
was of dreamy guipure white lace over white
satin. Stock collar of white satin ribbon
finished with bow at back. Belt of velvet and
a piping of same velvet showed iv all the
seams of the sleeves. A serviceable dress of
brownish mixture had pleats and belt bound
with leather-colored braid.
A WORTHY AMBITION.
Samuel 31. Sbortridge, the able and eloquent
attorney of San Francisco, is an aspirant for
the United States senatorsbip. It is a worthy
ambition, and California would honor itself
by giving him the coveted position.
Califorma glace fruits, 50c lb. Townsend's.*
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Fresh lot of halibut on schooner "Norman
Sund" at foot of Green street, 5c a pound. •
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If you want fine service, fine carriages, com
petent drivers, ring up 1950. Pac. Carriage Co,*
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Dr. C. O. Dean, dentist, formerly of 126
Kearny street, has reopened at 5% Kearny. *
Special information daily to manufacturers,
business houses and public men by the Press
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. *
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Cheap Excursion to St. Paul.
The Shasta route and the Northern Pacific Rail
road has been selected as the official route to at
tend the National Encampment of the G. A. B. at
St. Paul, to be held there September 2to 5. Thsi
excursion will leave San Francisco and Baorv
mento August 26 at 7 r. x. Kates $67 90 for tha
round trip. The above rate is open to all who wlstt
to make tbe trip East. Send your name and ai
dresa to T. K. Stateler, general agent, 638 Market
treet, ban Francisco, for sleeping-car reservation*
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Are You Going East.'
Tim Atlantic and Pacific Railroad— «!anta ",
route— ls the coolest and most comfortable sum
mer line, owing to its elevation and absence if
alkali dust. Particularly adapted 'or the trant
portatlon of families because of its palace draw
ing-room and modern upholstered tourist sleeping
cars, which rnn daily through from Oakland vt
Chicago, leaving at a seasonable hour and ia
charge of attentive conductors and porters. Tick
et otlice, tU4 Market bireet, Chronicle bulletin*
Telephone, Main 1531.
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We recommend the use of Dr. Siegert's Angos
tura Bitters to our friends who suffer with dyspep
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"Heb hair always looks so perfectly lovely."
Why? Because she uses Ayer's Hair Vigor.
That's the secret of its lustre.
BIRTHDAY NEWSPAPER COLLEC
New York Newspaperdom.
On the birth of a child let a paper of the
date be laid aside, as the foundation of that
child's collection. On each succeeding birth
day let other papers be added, uniil the child
can take the work In charge for himself. In
middle or old age the person will look over
his collection with interest, to see what oc
curred on each of his birthdays.
A cream of tartnr baking powder. Hlgh#st Of
'all ' In i leavening '• stren? th.— l<iu*t * United •■ State* • \
Government Food £/■)*» t. M llflnO 'MIIP"HWWWBB
: Koyal Baking I'owcee Co., New York.