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seems peculiar in mo
for wo arc uscu to kcciuk
will tako tiie Oregon urn
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OKiPinlBii'i eatupdlun argument's
iikethH: With great labor and
...... ......ulaelty, Harvey scon con-
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man of straw, ami mucin
Tlic Typical Silver Man," and,
I, a great nourish of trumpets, be
H0nallp.sser8-byt0 8top and sec
annlhtliito tlio sliver norcsy.
ho stands off ton panes, and
ison tlio poor, inoncnsive mum-
.11 the artillery of that great
In of Ills, ""til ho has utterly dc-
Ishcd and tvipca on wo iw "
earth this nondescript creature of
offn manufacture. Can any one
what satisfaction the hulf-crazy
partner of anarchists derives from
performance? JJocs no imagine
!t lie Is acccptauiy serving mo
Ignges? it would bo nti liisult to
Intelligence of our people to sup-
that lie really accomplishes any
U commensurate with the Wear
tear of his greay matter. Why
Id he waste so much good ainmu-
on la blowing up a figment of his
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arvcy scons uiuu ui onu m
ner, silver mine owner and polltl-
principally the latter, lie Is
a repudlatlonlst, an anarchist,
other disagreeable things too nu-
ius too mention. He oeiicvup,
mif other fallacies, that tho adop-
of bimetallism by tho United
s alone "would doublo tho real
eof all the silver In the world."
have this on the authority of
ey Scott himself, and he ought to
what hi own straw man bo
Now, no sane man of llesh
blood believes, or pretends to be-
e.that the adoption of bimetallism,
by all the nations, would "doublo
real value of all the silver In the
Id." Tliogoldbug who tells you
tblraetnlllsts rest their faith on
an absurd proposition either
in'tknorf what ho Is talking about,
k he Is a plain, unvarnished liar.
ttalllsts believe and know that
coinage and equal treatment of
itHo metals, gold and Bllver, at a
approximately the SHRHjaatho
Itlve quantities of the two
a! available for coinage (now 10 to
ionld Inevitably bring thorn to a
Itj, and keep them there. We
tbatlt would do this by de
LSlng the exchangeable valuo of
. and Increasing tho exchangeable
? of silver. Any man. whether
lleves in it or not, who cannot
ht this is a very different propo-
fen from "doubling the real value
PHhesllverln the world," must
Matpable of performing the fet
1 1 not the purpose of thlsartlcU
xue the main -question, but only
pint out some of tho ways In which
Jey Scott's stra man differs from
I'tal silver man.
Iry Scott's straw silver man has
t' heard of the Qrcsham law, so
Is a thing that paralyzes him
P It U brought to his notice.
blmetalllsts know that tho
ihaoi law is slmplym natural law,
lt Is a vital part of. their theory;
, they also know what seems to
escaped the notice of all these
V- brained philosophers who train
nail street-that there Is a
Ml tO tllft ftractinn. 1.iu kn
11-wise goldlte abacadabrw
en the cheaper money drive the
fout of circulation the seem to
pomuch exhausted mentally to
me Investigation any farther.
I cannot stay to reflect that, as all
money" is now Idle. It Is
,Do oneany tmod. nnd nnmr,. in
absence of any artificial demand,
eiy depreciate until, in the
Silver nt, lonof If. In
Fla en a nar with . aa
t . i fcuo UCnyiSCU
.' money." The senuel la a
atrovertlble as the Gresham law
TT Scott'S stRlW silver mnn
f'teently beeu blown mi. mi.iiSi
ttt "Mr "! wvawx
earth by Having the Mexican dollar
brought here and fired at him. You
ee, tb stniw 'man didn't know that
tlle'Mextcan dollar la worth only Its
bullion value. He had heard of it, of
course, but ho couldn't really "sense"
the fact until tho actual, material
dollar was before him: then he col.
lapsed. .For, you see, the straw man
dldn'okuoW that, under free coinage,
tho cotn Is worth exactly tho valuo of
the bullion It contains. All real
blmotullls'ta understand this, but the
straw man didn't. His creator had
not Informed htm of this fact, for fear
that even hi straw brain would
reason something like this: "If the
dollar Is worth precisely tho bullion
valuo of tho metal lt contains, then
the bullion value of the metal lt con
tains must be precisely one dollar."
It scorns as though even a straw man
might bo capable of using that much
logic. So Mr. Scott sprung his cold,
hard Mexican dollar on tho straw
man, and the straw man (and no one
else) was dutifully prompt to relapse
Into state of innocuous desuetude.
Another fallacy which Harvey Scott
breathes Into his straw man Is tho
Idea that a debt which Is payable
specifically In gold can be paid off,
dollar for dollar, In any othor kind of
money. The gcnulno silver man
doesn't harbor any such folly as that.
Of course tho straw man cannot sec
any benefit to bo derived from free
coinage, unless he can pay off Ins debts
In a "depreciated currency," and most
of tho goldbugs profess the same
faith, but that does not provont true
blmotalllsts from 6celng lt. The
straw man, In his capacity of farmer,
thinks that he could, under free coin
ago sells his products for twice ns
many dollars as he docs now, but would
have to pay only the samo number of
dollars for what ho would buy, Includ
ing labor. Ho stands alono In that
belief, so far as silver men are con
cerned. In his capacity of silver
mine owner he thinks that he could,
under freo coinage, have his bullion
coined into dollars that would be
worth more than tho valuo of tho
bullion. No live, well-informed mil
lionaire Bllver initio owner thinks any;
thing of the kind, and Harvey Scott
knows lt. But the straw mlno owner
also thinks that, though he got no
moro value out of his product, ho
could hire his men at half price; but,
even If that were true, ho would be, in
that respect, on precisely tho same
footing as every other employer of
labor In-the United States, and why
should he alone spend his millions to
bring- about such a state of affairs?
Because he Is a straw fool. That's
Tho straw man has some vague Idea
too, that, under freo coinago, tho gov
ernment would still try to sustain tho
sliver dollar bysomo sort or redemp
tion In gold, and this is tho most in
congruous Idea of all, for tho main
ontcntlon of blmotalllsts Is that sil
ver should bo coined Into actual stan
dard money on Its own foundation,
and most emphatically not redeemable
Harvey Scott's straw man also, It
corns, writes letters to the Oregon
Ian, signing them David Chaso Burr,
and, In the absence of any discover
able Intelligent motive on tho part of
tho straw man, the undersigned
doesn't know whether to consider this
a compliment or otherwise.
These dre only a few of tho Idiosyn
crasies of Harvey Scott's straw man;
any one who reads tho Oregonlan can
find evidence of plenty more, And
now why do the goldltes carry on
their "campaign of education" by
misrepresenting, misconstruing and
vilifying tho opposition ? It Is be
cause thy daro not como out In tho
open and flght tho question on its
merits. If there Is one of the "great"
gold standard organs which does not
habitually and purposely misrepresent
the silver arguments, Just as tho Ore
gonlan does, tho writer hasn't had the
good fortune to hear of It- If this
cau8elsM strong, and ours so weak,
why can they not present our side of
the question as It really is, nnd then
show Us weakness? It Is because
they cannot, and they daro not try It.
It la because our principles and be
liefs, whtn properly understood, are
Invincible. We have eternal truth
and right on our side, and not all the
powers of darkness can ultimately
prevail against us. ri.w.t
"Courage, comrade! LoDIableest.
mort l" David Bobb Chase.
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