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VOL. V. NATCHITOCHES, LA., DECEMBER 9, 1898.
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NOT MONEY ENOUGH.
ALTOELD HITS MQNEY POWER
IN VITAL SPOT.
lhey Can't Get Over the Argument That
There Is Not Enough Money to Keep
the People at Work, and Thereby
8timulatb Eaterprise and Invention.
Do we want the civilization of the
Portuguese, for they have the gold
standard? The truth ip that there are
bmany things which determine the civ
ilization Of a nation, the most impor
tant of any being cltate; and I appre
hend that there is no danger of bring
l g the climate of Mexico to the Unit
ed States. But these silver-standard
3attlos, compared to their former con
dition of five years past, are marvel
ously advanced. In the last five years
the exports of Mexico have increased
pmore.t 50 per cent. The numDer
t d! manufactures in Japan and Mexico
:hav: e more than doubled, and the rail
tOad building in every silver-standard
Country has been . increasing enor
r+IOsly, while in The gold standard
: mtrlla, instead of an increase of
sl4anudactrea, there has been, during
tOese v years, a, shutting down and
oeslig of them to an extent unknown
Vi"e In the history of the nation.
*(i true that on account of the fam
t tlIntOdita, the shortage of crops in
t P i. and the war between the Unit
S and. Spain there has, in the
S,p 4 y Ihtu. months, been an upward
Sin the price of some comulo
nbrwuw-n conditions become
Sthe s'ia low prices must again
STh ese sliver standard coun
' byeasoaeof the increase in their
e antI manufactures, are in
` ' y dan d more of a greater
~medium, and consequently
e}ttinent to inquire wheth
t ha.ving such need for in
S '~t aoney, can easily yield up
ty of moby they have now
,;of biringing it to our
-Into American dol
a look into the monetary
,tt oWse' countries, we are
ih- fact that they have
'tjall a circualating me
;o~an se to be able to
tthJ1 eir money. Mexico
a i pmedium of but $4.71
but $.09 per capita,
r states but $3.78
+ a ita $208 per cap
t~U-p ted States have a
n, .to the statemnenit
of th~ tefuryt , of t3e
raSoile; has a eiroular
n1iear r`wt for each
S sth, abort
noa O would
t W :, <-r-'eo
I've been readin' in the papers what
they're goin' to have to eat,
And when I took up that program I
own up that I felt beat;
I've been readin' of the papers some
thin' over sixty year,
And when all that I could master way
four words I did feel queer.
But on furder down the column, writ
in plain United States,
I found out jist what's the matter,
and list why the price of plates
Figgers up to fifteen dollars; it's a
So the program must be furrin-plain
American don't go;
And the wine from royal cellars of the
And the dresses made jn Paris and the
other furrin things
Shows that them that runs this coun
try, them that boss in war and
Are a set of furrin barons living' here
jist for to lease
Out their lands and other interests to
a set of native fools
Who are glad to have the honor to be
cheap and handy tools
For the buildin' up of fortunes that are
mostly spent abroad;
And I somehow can't help thinkin' that
we're on the downward road.
When I read that in this country sich
a feast was never spread,
That the ball-togs of the women
fetched from Europe for to shed
Royal glory on our nation are the
finest ever seen
And will make all former frolics com
mon, low and cheap and mean,
And then think of starvin' families of
our soldiers out of jobs
And the millions of our workmen that
this furrin power robs
Of their wages: then their claimin' all
the credit for the war
Sounds a heap like Betsey's husband
tellln' hbow he killed the "bar"!
Parson, I believe in eatin' and can al
ways make a hand
At the table, but I tremble for the
fate of this fair land
When our haughty furrin rulers lay
Belshazzar in the shade
With their feastin', while the people
see the wealth that they have
Befl1' squandered jubilatin', by a horde
that loafs around
While the half of them is homeless,
ownin' not a foot of ground,
And dependin' on the loafers for a
beggar's chance to earn
Jist enough to keep from starvin',
making that their main concern,
'Stid o' standin' up like freemen and
, demandin' what is theirs
And insistin' on their power to con
duct their own affairs,
'Stid o' askin' furrin nations what they
may and mayn't do
Itt what Was a land of freedom 'fore
we had this furrin crew.
Pa ~,u, I believe this frolic got up by
i.this turrin erowd
.Afh't to celebrate the freedom that
S1- they talked about so loud;
at to lubiltt.thefr gittin' wider fields
:,for them to rele;
a- :to mak.ethe job more certain glit
p ddgln's for to fool
pI Into halfbelifetvin' that we ort
to own the moon,
it bther.la? for freedom they
a for freelan'~ C n let
TOGETHER WITH FREE COIN
AGE OF SILVER,
Would Quickly Rid Us of Wall Street
Rule, Low Pric(es for Farm Products,
Idle People and Hard Times.
The single gold standard must go.
It is the real ca .se of all our woes, of
all our wants, ofl all our misery and of
all our poverty. As we are today we
have the worst currency laws of any
civilized nation on the globe. As
these laws now stand on the statute
hooks, they are mere financial play
things for the bankers, the money
lenders and the W\all street syndicates,
and they play battle-door and shuttle
cock with the financial treasures of the
nation while poverty stalks through
If we had the free coinage of gold
and silver and all the paper currency
issued by the government, and banks
established by the government for the
use of the people, we would soon be rid
of Wall street gambling low prices
for all the farmer has to sell, idle peo
ple and hard times. The hundred mil
lions of silver our mines would then
produce would be converted into
money for the 'Ise of our own people
in place of being sold, as at present, to
London Jews to speculate with in
Asiatic countries. Our silver product
would be worth twice its present val
ue in the world's markets, and all our
products would rise with it as they
have fallen in lprice with silver's de
monetization and fall in price.
Government banks would relieve the
treasury of the millions of money
stored in the vaults and taken out of
circulation, which helps to beat down
prices and cripple business. The taxes
collected by the government would be
placed in its bi.nk on deposit and be
kept in circulation, as the deposits of
the people are kept in circulation. The
officers of the banks would be paid as
other officers it: its employ are paid,
and no stockholders to divide inter
est among, which is wrung from the
business-dolng people under the pres
ent private corporation banking sys
tem. The government banks would
insure safety to the depositors, who
are now at the mercy of thieves, who
rob them frequently.
There could no financial panics oc
cur under a system of government
banking. No money would be loaned
on doubtful security, or to "finance"
speculative enterprises, and the vol
ume of currency would keep pace with
the demands of legitimate business,
always enough to meet that demand,
gauged by the security offered to war
rant the payment of loans at maturity.
The millions, aye, hundreds of millions
of interest that go into the bankers'
till would be left in the pockets of the
people, the government charging only
sufficient to defray the expense of con
ducting the business, which would be
about one-half of one per cent.
Our modern silk-hatted gentry, who
collect interest fIrom the toiling public,
and watch every man's financial con
dition, order him how to vote and
chaperon him in every election cam
paign, would soon be out of a Job and
would have to seek some other em
ployment or starve.
With gqvernment banks in place of
our present sys.tem of private banks,
called "national banks," the pebple
would save nearly all the i4terest they
now are robbed of in the course of
business; the corners that are now run
on money wouldl be prevented, and no
more rot would fill the daily papers
about "sound money" and the "danger
ous greenback," that one "weak point
in our finances." The bankers' asso
ciations, which meet at short intervals
between to discuss money and tell
their audience and the newspapers that
a half dozen "financiers" with a ma
chine called a bank can issue far bet
ter and "sounder': paper currency
than the government, would soon be a
thing of the past.
We would get rid of the nauseating
rot which these gentlemen utter over
their wine and cigars. The money
question of this country will never be
settled until it is taken out of the
hands of these gentlemen who have be
come the bunco steerers of the nation.
They now have a bill in the house
which is the gtandest and most auda
cdous bunco bank bill ever concocted.
It proposes to take charge of the busi
ness of the comntry and direct every~
thing, both goternment and people.
This bill which the , bankers have
fotisted on to the Republican party and
made sponser for it, is the most in
t famous ever delvised by the plunder
era of modern lbuelsnes.
r· . E. E. EWING.
SMONKEY8 AND MEN.
R Bamsa wallrn blhb the Labmais Awe
ka~q 4w*Iity Of·
the descendants of the first old ape
who discovered the valley where the
Do they hire the trees from the
chimpane who first found the forest?
Do they buy the cocoanuts from the
great-great-grandchildren of the goril
la who invented a way to crack them?
Do they allow two or three monkeys
to form a corporation and obtain con
trol of all the paths that lead through
Do they permit some smart young
monkey, with superior business abil
ity, to claim all the springs of water in
the forest as his own, because of some
alleged bargain made by their ances
tors 500 years ago?
Do they allow a small gang of mon
key lawyers to so tangle up their con
ceptions of ownership that a few will
obtain possession of everything?
Do they appoint a few monkeys to
govern them and then allow those ap
pointed monkeys to rob the tribe and
mismanage all-its affairs?
Do they build up a monkey city and
then hand over the land, and the paths,
and the trees, and the springs, and
the fruits to a few monkeys who sat on
a log and chattered while all the work
was going on?
No, my friend, monkeys have a wiser
system of municipal government than
Although Kipling speaks of them in
his jungle-book as "the people who
have no law," yet they have laws
enough to prevent the private owner
ship of public franchises.
If Prof. Garner, who claims to have
learned 40 words of the monkey lan
guage, were to escort some reflective
chimpanzee around one of our cities,
the professor would find it rather dif
ficult to explain some of the manners
and customs of a civilized world.
The chimpanzee would be amazed
to see a $500,000 house, with 40 rooms,
contain only a millionaire and his
wife and ten servants, while a $10,000
tenement, with 20 rooms, contained 40
people and no servants.
He would be still further astounded
to see the warehouse district, where
an abundance of everything was stored,
close to the slum district, where the
people lacked the barest necessities of
He would be shocked to see an en
tire street railway system, with hun
dreds of miles of tracks, thousands
of cars and employes, and carrying
millions of passengers every year, ab
solutely owned and controlled by three
or four men who never built a car or
drove a spike.
But when the professor would ex
plain to him that nine-tenths of the
people in the city were quite content
to endure such evils, and, in fact, grew
quite angry with any one who pro
posed to remove them, the chimpan
zee would say: "Take me back to the
forest, and may the Good Spirit deliver
us from civilization!"-Rev. Herbert
Gold Up and Prloeo Down.
Mr. Sauerbeck's index number of the
prices of commodities for August shows
that the downward movement which
set in after May still continues. The
figure for last month was 64, against
66.4 in May-the highest attained this
year. The following table shows the
index number for each month of the
present year in comparison with tht
annual averages since 1890:
Average of 1891..72jJanuary, 1898..62.8
I Average of 1892..68IFeb., 1892......68.4
Average of 1893..68IMarch, 1898....63.0
Average of 1894..631April, 1898.....65.6
Average of 1895..62jMay, 1898......66.4
Average of 1896..611June, 1898.....64.7
Average of 1897..621July, 1898......64.8
The main single factor in the de
Scldine since May, as in the previous
rise, was the price of wheat. At the
Send of May the "Gazette" average of
SEnglish wheat was 47s. 9d. per quar
ter. It hs since dropped to 30s. 7d.
SMovements upward or downward in
the prices of other commodities were
Snot very important last month. On a
Scomparison of the averages of the two*
Sgreat groups of food products and raw
manufacturing materials it appears
Sthat whilst the average number of the
P former is nearly 1 per cent highe:
Sthan at the close of last year, that of
the latter is fully 4 per cent higher.
Manchester (England) Guardian.
r ivtedit Money.
There are in existence $346,000,000 of
ecredit money, called United Statels
Snotes, the existence of every dollar o0
Swhich is due to the fact that we have
Snot enough circulating medium with.
e out those notes, Every dollar of those
. notes could be retired by the substi~
. tution of the silver dollar or thei al.
Sver certificate, an(. thus there would
- be a demand which the government
, could create for $346,000,000 more ot
e silver. I ai free to say that if the
d law providing for the free coinage of
Ssilver were passed today, under Presi.
-dent McKinley's administration, with
tha seeretary, of the treasury diserlin
mnating agaluit silver, as he has ii the
past, this government could not estab
lish the parity of the metals,. But una.
dier an admipistration that would use
• tb pewerd O:t the vernmient for the
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