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II is W. .1. PROSPERITY EVERYWHERE. How Republican Policies Have Caused the Greatest Good to the Greatest Number. s* fa &§£) GF till Reasons Why the Nation Could Better Afford to Give the Demo cratic Candidate a Royal Pension than to Suffer Him to Be President. Dividends to Labor, Wealth to Farmers, and Rich Strike to Miners. ISryan four years ago de- i.aed liiui, including the "Man who is employed for wages," the "Mer chant at the cross-roads store." the "Farmer who goes forth in the morn ing and toils ail day, and begins in the spriug and toils all summer," the "Min ers who go a thousand feet into the earth," the "Attorney in the country town," etc., the last four years of Ke publicaa rule have wrought remark able benefits. The Prosperity Chapter Intereatins* The Republican platform of lstyj pro fessed "full assurance that the elec tion would bring victory to the Repub lican party and prosperity b" people of the United States." How prosperity followed in setiueuce to the Republican victory In lH'.Xi constitutes indeed a re- I v U n i v u e v i .- u n v Iv workmen, a generui I,.w er:ag of the wages of those stii! kept r.t work, ar.d the loss of profitable markets to the farm ers who supply the workmen's "dinner pail." Secondly, the Wilson law, though in tended to he "a tariff for revenue only," was drawn up on such grossly erroneous fiscal estimates by Secretary Carlisle tnat it even failed to produce the revenue nec essary to pay the current expenses of the Government. Revenue Producing Protection. The total deficiency caused by the four years' operation of the Democratic tariff law was $lo5,S«»4,183. It was this Jack of revenue which forced President Cleve land into the burdening of the country with of new debt. The only way bj which the Government could fully pay its 'iirrent expense* w as by drawing on its gold reserve. The only war by which President Cleveland could enforce bis commendable rewolve to protect the v Mn.l tliii virr-T-i-n^ fii-» ttilmin- $7!: .:v.i-j.r02 VMtildkVl for the year ended June "0, to jjil.o'.M.Isd,:i71 for the year ended June oO, 1IXKI, constitutes one of ihe most significant features of the prosperity movement. During the three years of Republican rule the balance of trade grew to be $l,-4N3,5o7,)i4 favoring this country. This expansion deserves to be studied, not only because of its plain showing of millions and millions of dollars increased wealth to this country during the last four years, but also beciiu.se of its in structive relation to the many and di verse ifolitical theories whieh have been loose from time to time among the Amer ican people, especially among some col lege professors who in the seclusion of their studies think too much, and know by ac'tial experience of the w :M too lit tle, and by men like Bryan, w no think too lit lie. The free trade school of thought theor izes en the equilibrium of international exchanges. It reasons that if one nation adopts a protective tariff, it will cut down imports, but that this will be balanced by loss in volume of exports mi the clear enough principle that nation*, like indi viduals. cannot long continue to buy from customers to whom they cannot sell. If exports of merchandise do not fall off with imports, the reasoning concludes, then tin-re must at least be a balancing outward movement of gold whieh may disorder home money markets. Some free traders also indulge in the ieculiar the orizing that by hindering imports we hin der property wealth from coining to vis, anil that by not also hindering it from being exported from us, we steadily grow poorer. Protection'# Part in Promperity. The pr«wsperity experience of the last four years has shown that a protective tariff, wisely applied, can without ques tion be a means of enriching a great na tion like our own. The passage of the Dingiey bill was the direct means of re storing prosperity to a large number of industries in this country, which, under the Wilson law, could not compete in the home markets with Europe. Given pro tection in their home market, these indus tries were enabled to pay attention to for eign markets. The protected iron and steel industry gained so vastly in power and strength that it became the aston ishing wonder and dread of the industrial communities of the world. How Ameri can engines became Used on the raiiioals of Kiigiand because they were better, cheaper and could be made quicker than "--h tinitt "Mi**1** how nn American 11T in. K.ikIi^I, linns PROSPERITY FOR ZINC MINERS. Four Yearn of Mck'inle anil Protec tion Have Enriched .Missouri. McKitilev prosperity and the protective tariff on zinc and lead ores have, in four years, added millions of wealth to iiis soiiri and Kansas. They have made a comparatively little .strip of territory in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas the greatest zinc mining section in the world, producing seven-eighths of the American zinc ore and about one-fourth of the entire world's supply. For years this district, which centers about Joplin, Mo., and Galena, Kan., consisted of several little mining camps struggling along and yielding very little product. Mining was done in a crude and primitive way, and lack of capital to operate in a manner betitting a country so IwMintifully blessed by nature was a check to development and a barrier to progress. Three year- a.:- a change began. The factories of !'if Hast, which had been alarmed over the Wilson bill and shut down ihcir plants entirely or in part, hud their ./confidence restored and resumed operations to their full capacity. This created a demand for uiore zinc, which is tised extensively in many industries. New Uses for zinc for various purposes were constantly being found, and additional de mands for zinc ore were thereby created. As a consequence, the attention of Eastern and foreign capital became at tracted to America's great undeveloped zinc fields, whose only need was financial aid. Money, which had been tied up bv cautious capitalists, sought investment. Wonderful were the changes wrought. ines. mining leases ami mineral lands doubled and quadrupled in value, crude land antiquated methods of mining gave way to modern methods. The old hand windlass and horse hoisterwere supplant ed by modern machinery. Old abandoned mines which had been left with their tim bers to rot and tools to rust were opened up again and new mining camps sprang up all over the district. An era of prosr perity had dawned and the increased de mand for zinc hud advanced the price to a point undreamed of four years before. The following table is concise history: ZINC IN Missorm. Quantify Average p-lc® produced paid ji.T Total Year. in tons. ton at mine. value. 1M#..... .I'm.lms f-sJ 'l f(2. JNttI.,..l-.'i.T.'c' 21 tio IVI-J l.U.Jss 21 7« 5i.se,.:. 4 7:, l*sw los.r.ut 20..-.7 St,.: is:tt sit. |T,o 1T..OO J, i 17 :lo i-it.-i im. ic..-u l, 7'it. lsort. ..... 7.".4 lit.73 l,s::i.s.-.ij ISO.* lis ft.7i4l.U47 the fact that while fen years ago our exports from the Pacific coast to all coun tries aggregated and five years ago $42,mhi,inmi. the steady increase in l'aeiiie coast exerts has raised the aggregate to a year ago." Prosperity Dividends to Farmers. Last year's prosperity dividends paid by the Republican party to the farmers of the I tiited States amounted to up wards of one billion dollar*. The value of ten staple crops showed for lMl'.t a to tal increased value of over }S!Ci. Add to this increase an advance of .ftkl.'i.iHMi.lHU) during the same period in the value of live stock, and the balance sheet shows disbursements of r. round billion. This does not include the special profits from better prices for fruit, but ler, cheese, eggs, vegetables and lastly, but not leastly, wo .1. Following are comparisons of value- of the principal crops 1 v'Ci. isiki. ('rnp. Total value. Total value. f'm-u ip-H.vh Wheat zw:.ts :i i.:i." t.i:»H» uais of,* r.»s.I'iT.ttVa itve ll.'.tM.S-Jo 1 4.11S U n -i e y i u i Potatoes Tk.'.is••t.ltiit Cotton 'Jt»,.".:'.s.it :i'.oiHi,o(io Hay [S.-..C,| 1 1 o i s To.iiicco :i.Y.'.7I 4."..i.oo,«.W la.OOO.UOU i.M.O'tO.OUU o i a $ 1 7 0 7 U 7 1 ProH|eril y Atnonu Miner*. The pro-pcrity of the American miner the last tour years has been remarkable. The activity of the mills and of the rail roads has boomed the price of coal, cop per. zinc and other metals. These have yielded far better returns iu wages to those "who go a thousand feet into the earth," than they would have done had Mr. liryan been elected President in 1MM. The opening up of the miuts to the free coinage of silver would never have really boomed the price of silver, for the silver of the whole world would have poured into America, the nations of the earth being only too glad for us to pull their chestnut# out of the fire for them. In the mining of gold in a gold stand ard country, miners have profited far more than they would have ever profited by the mining of silver in a silver stand ard country. The lone, poor prospector, and the "grub stnkcr" have had a chance to "come in" on the production of gold, whereas -ilver mining has always been under the control of and of wealthy syndicates, Individuals like Mr. I'lark of Mon tana, wlioxe wealth enabled him to buy a IJemoeratie legislature to elect him Senator, and to contribute $tihmxX) to PROSPERITY AND GLORY, Air—Marching Through Georgia. McKlnlcy and Itoosi'vclt, men of goldea deeds. Men whose loyal energy now the nation needs Men whose resolution ail the world united heeds, Bringing prosperity and gloryf cnoitrs. Hurrah: Hurrah! In nor we are hound. Hurrah! Hurrah! Our mont y a!! is sound: Honest guidon dollars ringing all the world around, Bringing prosperity and glory! Builders In our history, men of real worth. Men whnsf names are honored over all tlie teeiul lig ea ft li l-Ven auioie^ the bravest since the nation had it* itirth. Bringing prosperity and glory! Hold to truth and justice, to Integrity ami right, Hold fearless principles, to honest dol lars bright Hold your ciumtry's credit ever bpotless with your might, Bringing prosperity and glory! Keep thf fruits of victory stainlc-s ever more, Keep your banners flying on Manila's dis tant shore Keep our noble President within the Whi:e He use door. Bringing prosperity and glory! Cherish deeds of valor wreathed la mem ories sublime, Ou»rish gratnj achievements wrought in Oriciita clime: Clierfs'i hones* duty calling cow's the golden time. Bringing prosperity aud glorv: i $2,SG4.G2, I l.M nrum Pre*!- ft 1 sf -3-S T- S S to J'. H. PROSPERITY FOR WAGE-EARNERS Proven by the History of the American Federation of Labor. That, the laboring men of the country i arc in a more prosperous condition thaa ever known before is proven beyond any chance of contradiction by the statistics of the American Federation of Labor, sent out over the signature of the presi dent, Mr. Samuel Gouhhts, who is a Democrat. We compare the disastrous years of the Wilson bill and Democratic rule—1S'J3, 18U4 and 180."—with 1890, under' ilc lvinley and prosperity. Ib 18!)3 the American Federation, of Labor met at Chicago. There were 95 delegates present, 38 national trade un ions represented, 18 local trade unions, 15 city central unions and one State branch. The receipts for the year were and the expenditure* $21,383. In lVl the American Federation of f^abur met at Denver, Colo. There were 77 delegsat.es present, 30 national trade unions represented, 12 loeni trade unions. I »S ture