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SUPPLEMFNT TO "Western Kansas World. LIARS MAY FIGURE, BUT "FIGURES WON'T LIE. WHEAT WHY SILVER FALLS WA KEEXEY, KANSAS SATURDAY. OCTOBER 24. 1896. Great Natural Demand for the Cereal, but the White Metal Is a Drug on the Market. . RISES A PRELATE'S COUNSEL One of America's Great Catholic v Leaders is Opposed to Bryanism. ARCHBISHOP IRELAND'S LETTER The Chicago Platform Declared to be a Threat Against So cial Order. The letter of Archbishop Ireland, writ ten not aa a prelate, but in his private capacity as a eitizen, cannot fail to carry weight with multitudes of voters of his own faith, and it is good reading for everybody. He does not lay special stress upon the financial plank of the Chicago platform, but upon its declara tion relating to the federal authority and the integrity of the Supreme court. The archbishop points out in unmistakable language the revolutionary character of that platform. He says: "The move ment which had its expression in the Chicago convention and which now seeks, by means of popular suffrage, to en throne itself in the capital of the na tion, is in its logical effect against the United States; it is secession." He -Quotes the frank denouncement of arbi trary interference by federal authorities in local affairs and observes: "In these words there is the old secession doctrine that states are independent of the na tional government at Washington; there is the annulment of the Union; there is notice served upon the flag of America that outside of the District of Columbia it is without power of self-assertion or elf-defense." And again, "The plat form of the Chicago convention threat ens the country with destruction of social -order, with lawlessness and anarchy." On the question of government by in junction, the archbishop tells the people of America that "The palladium of American liberties is the supreme court at Washington, the counterpart of which in majesty and in power to en force absolute justice, does not exist among the nations of Christendom. And now a convention speaks of the su prem court 'as it may be hereafter con stituted,' intimating unmistakably the in tention, if the party represented in that convention comes to power, to so consti tute the courts as to make it insensible to the stern voice of the law, and re sponsive to the passing whims of polit ical parties." The archbishop sees in the platform a Sectional and guarded expression of so cialism. The convention of Chicago "is the 'international' of Europe, now tak ing body in America. The wax of clnss against class is upon us, me war of fh'e proletariat against the property holder. No other meaning than this can be given fo the appeals to the common people, to labor, to the poor and down trodden, and to the denunciations against plutocrats and corporations and money grabbers and bankers. Many ad herents of the movement do not per ceive its full meaning; but let them be ware, they are lighting torches which, borne in hands of reckless men, may light up in the country the lurid fires of a commune." Archbishop Ireland thinks that the fiamphlet of Archbishop Walsh of Dub in on bimetallism "has no bearing what ever on the situation in America," and that ft throughout a solid argument against tlitf Chicago platform. Free coinage, he says, "will give us nidne? worth in the corilC?erc il market of the world, a little ovef half its nominal .vahie. L,gi' tender com pelling men to accept against their will money above its commercial vaic in the markets of the world, is rank injustice." He is "absolutely convinced that the laboring classes will suffer the most of all from free silver coinage?" With re spect to the farmer, he pertinently asks, "Will they not receive a higher price for their products? Maybe a higher price, but not higher value. Of what use is it to have a dollar instead of a half dollar, if the dollar can purchase no more than the half dollar. The best market for the farmers's product is his own country, and if his own country is impoverished, if factories are closed, if laborers in cities are penniless, the farmer will re ceive but little for his harvests." He scorns the absurb explanation of our in dustrial and financial troubles by refer ring to the "crime of 1873," and says that "It is the great fallacy of the day to be attributing our hard times to the gold standard." He thinks that "under the silver standard we will have1 much harder times" and that "one of the chief causes of hard times today is the agita tion for a radical change in the currency of the country." Like all other men who think upon this subject seriously. Archbishop Ire land comes at last to consider the ethical aspect of the question, and asks: "Is it honest to try to pay debts with half the money which we received when we con tracted them? That the great American nation will, as a nation, de clare to the world that it will now make a law compelling its creditors to be sat isfied, with half, or a little more, of the money they loaned to it, and go on record in the eyes of the world as a broken down, bankrupt, repudiating nation, it is not possible to believe." Holding these views, which are fully and carefully elaborated in this letter, which is too long for reoroduction here, it is not surprising to hear him say: "I stand by the platform and the presiden tial candidate of the Republican conven tion at St. Louis. I am opposed to the platform and the presidential candidate of the Democratic convention at Chica go." The following are the closing para graphs of the archbishop's letter: Here is the popular argument in favor of free silver coinage we lave had hard times under the gold standard. That is true, and what is also true is that under the silver standard we shall have much harder times. It is the great fallacy of the day to be attributing our hard times to the gold standard. The craze of free silver as a cure for hard times is explicable on the same theory that a man who has been a long time sick despite the attentive care of expert physicians, will call for any quack who advertises to cure all the ills of hu manity. Hard times have come through . the severe and resistless working of economic laws, which so their way in fi ft Bryan tells the farmers that the price of wheat of silver f that the gold standard forced down the wheat could not rise till silver rose s but the cold been sinking and wheat rising. suite of legal enactments of parliaments or congresses. Our hard times have come from the general competition v.ith the countries of the whole globe into which we are forced by cheapness and facility of transportation from over-production in past years, from extravagance during good times, and from our own social and political agitations. One of the chief causes of hard times to day is this agitation for a radical change in the currency of the coun try. If the American people put down by an overwhelming majority this agi tation bury it out of sight one chief cause of hard times will be out of the way. Other causes may remain, more or less. That of the general competi tion with all the nations of the earth must remain. Good times, however, may be expected to come back, even if only gradually. The overproduction that glutted our markets has been used up; capitalists are anxious to do something with their money if it can be invested e-fely; our wondrous natural resources invite i.i-estments to develop them and, confidence, restored, the outlook is bright But 'the essential thing is con fidence. Today it is confidence that is . . .i -i,irpnsp in the needed tar more irau " -rr i i volume of the currency. The Vo.ame ot : .- t ..J. - n iniM-ense f tne currency o ----- ---- it fictitiously, surely, will not help us. Ninety per cent, of all business is done without currency by cheques and drafts, of which the whole foundation is confidence. Those who suffer from hard times and they are the many must hearken to reason, silence passion, turn away from delusive remedies and the country will be again put on the road to prosperity, ... I ask, is it honest to try to pay debts wjth half tS money which we received wfien contracting them? National or pri vate, debts contracted upon a finan cial system, such that those Avho loaned money gave it a certain com mercial value, and believed, as they could not at t)e time have helpefl doing, that they would receive it back at the same commercial value. shoTtid be paid in valfles of that same financial system. That the great Amer ican republic will as a nation, declare to the world that it will now make a law compelling its creditors to be satisfied with half, or a little more of the money they loaned to it Snd go on record in the eyes of the world as a broken-down, bankrupt, repudiating nation, it is not possible to believe. No one will say in justification of such a possibility that America is compelled by national poverty to do so. Then, no one should be able to say that she thinks of doing so. There are a hundred aspects of this question which I do not touch upon. I merelv throw out some thoughts, which show reasons for my own present po litical faith, and which may be of some benefit to others in forming their own judgment. . T I mav. of course, be mistaken. But I have come to look upon the present agi tation as the great test of universal suf frage and popular sovereignty. Can the people defend public honor and the in stitutions of the country at the polls, as they have done on- the field of battle? Can thev be so calm and deliberate iu their judgment, so careful to weigh all things in the scales of reason and to avoid all rash experiments, that they can be trusted with the settlement of grave social and political problems? That is the question that is before us at the present moment. Another Popocratic Forgery. Another "bald, unblushing forgery," as it is called by John C. Nicolay, Lin coln's private secretary, has been put in circulation by the Bryanites. This forgery is a quotation from an alleged speech bv Mr. Lincoln, in which he is made to say that "as a result of the war corporations have been en throned and the era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, ontU all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed." The war was hardly over when Lin coln was assassinated. The speech is a forgery on the face of it, notwithstand ing the fact that Bryan has made use of it. But Mr. Nicolay, who, in writing the life of Lincoln, had access to all his papers, and who, as private secre tary personally knew of Lincoln s pub lic addresses, is the best possible au thority on the subject. When he says that Lincoln "never said or wrote any thing that by the utmost license could be distorted to resemble it," there can be no doubt of the forgery. No can vass in this country has ever been marked bv such unblushing forgery as Brvan's. Philadelphia Press. ONE DAY AT CANTON Continued from First Page. others from Rock Island and Moline, 111., and Davenport, la. Maj. McKinley said: "You come from three states of the mightiest government of earth. You come representing diverse occupations and varied employments, but you come with a single mission; you come with a common purpose, and that purpose is to manifest your devotion to the great prin ciples of the Republican party and your determination to see that those princi ples shall triumph on the 3d day of No vember. "You come because, as your spokes men have so well said, you are interested in the - welfare and prosperity of the country you love, which you believe will be best subserved by a Republican vic tory at the ensuing election, now only a little more than three weeks away. You have come because you believe in a pro tective tariff. Ycu bo'.ieve in that great American policy established at the be jriliiji!! 6f the government of the United States, which had the approval of nearly all the early statesmen of the country and of the first President of the United States, George Washington; a policy that has been pursued for more than half the lifetime of the republic, and during all the period that it prevailed we enjoyed the highest prosperity in every enter prise and undertaking of American peo ple. You have e$J5ie here because yon are in favor of the supremacy of the law and because you mean to maintain a goTernisBt by law ojld under the law. You are here because Jfou believe In pub lic and private honesty, and because yon do not propose that any part of the pub lic debt of this country shall be repudi ated in whole or in part. "You, are here; to declare that every obligation of this government is as sa cTeii ? its flag, and that obligation shall be kepi and 'performed. You are here because you wait no depreciating pr fluc tuating currency Jitb. which to do y6Ur business. You are1 ere because you be lieve in an honest doilar for an honest government and for a'n honest man. You do not want a dollar hat is worth less than 100 cents, for you were taught in your childhood in these grt states that an feonest dollar had 100 oei?tln it. "My fellow citizens, the KTTriflican patfty is an inspiration and an education. I wish every man in this country night read the first platform that the RepSt lican party ever made as a national party in 1856 in the city of Philadelphia. I wish that every young man might read it, and I wish that every old Repub lican might look up the old record and recall it. It reads today more like an inspired prophecy than the declaration of a political organization. It declared for the unity of the states and the indis solubility of the American Union. It declared for free homes, for free lands, for free speech, and it declared for a protective tariff. It decreed that the two oceans should be united by rail, the At lantic and the Pacific, and every prom ise that this great platform made has been kept. How glorious is Republican triumph. There is not a page of Repub lican history that has been written in the last thirty-three years that any lover of humanity, any lover of liberty, any patriot would strike from the pages of American history today; not one. Yon can trust the Republican party, for be hind it is the great conservative force of the country; behind it this year, as in the days of the war, is the great patri otic heart of the country. "Democrats and Republicans alike. I thank you. my fellow citizens, for this call. This is not a party campaign; it is a patriotic campaign. It is not a campaign for men; it is a campaign for our country. I thank yon .a thousand times for the long journey yon have made that you might testify your devo tion to Republican principles. I bid yon go back home and say to all the people that Ohio, tlis splendid old state of my birth, will give to these great doctrines of the Republican party an unprecedent ed majority this year. CLEVELAND AND ST. LOUIS. Flag to tile Nominee and m Florftl Trib ute to Mrs. McKinley. The next crowd occupied all the avail able space around the little reviewing stand. It was composed of commercial traveling men from Cleveland and St. Louis. They presented Gov. McKinley keeps pace with the price price of wheat, and that facts are that silver has New York Press. with a handsome banner and a beauti ful floral emblem for Mrs. McKinley. The flag was presented by a 12-year-old lad in behalf of the children of St. Louis, while the traveling men were introduced as an organization largely composed of Democrats but determined to vote for McKinley and sound money. Mr. Mc Kinley's response was as follows: "I can turn either way this year and find Republicans. (Great laughter and applause.) It is appropriate and in no sense embarrassing to me to speak joint ly to the people of Missouri and Ohio. (Applause.) There is one thing glorious about our campaign this year it is na tional in character and represents the best hopes and aspirations of the Ameri can people everywhere. . You are all commercial travelers, and whether from Missouri or from Ohio, you have had similar experiences. You leave your sample cases at home now. If I should talk a little longer and more directly, my fellow citizens of Ohio, to my friends from Missouri, it is because I more fre quently have an opportunity to talk to you than I have to them. (Great cheer ing on part of the Ohioans.) I love my old state (here three cheere for Ohio were given at the suggestion of one of the Missourians), the state of my birth. I love the public spirit and splendid en ergy of the people of our city on the lake; and I have always liked Missouri and nothing has occurred this summer in St. Louis to make me change my mind. (Tremendous cheering and waving of hats.) "I welcome you all here to my home and city. I welcome the commercial travelers of St. Louis, the citizens of Missouri. oi I welcome the sound ' l. UUUIO, " 1111 " i ..Win posed or men of all political parties, who stand this year for the nouor of the gov ernment and the integrity of our financial system. vv e are nil oitlzens of a com mon Country. rhis year, as in aU the Jar; or the future, I tfUst We h?e no North, no South, no East, no West, but union and union forever. (Great cheer ing.) We have but one flag, too, like the one brought to me by my young friend from Missouri. (Maj. McKinley here exhib ite'S a small flag, which was followed hv tremendous cheering.) It is the flag we ail love, ana wnicn we mean to transmit to future generations, unsullied and stain less. Touch (tone of Confidence Needed. "Missouri, like Ohio, needs protection, sound money and public confidence. You have a hundred and fifteen counties in jrour state, and I understand that there is" not a single county that does not pro duce line, iron, coal or lead beneath its soil. Cries of "That's right.") What you want is the touchstone of confi dence, which will bring business activity and send every miner with his pick to dig out from . the bowels of the earth those treasures of wealth. (Applause,) "We want in this country a tariff policy which will supply the government Wjfb sufficient revenue and protect every workingman. Why. Missouri, away back in the days of Thomas Benton, was called the bullion state. Has she deteri orated since then? (Cries of "No, noH Will the great commercial city of St. Louis, with its intricate and delicate threads of trade and commerce, vote for a policy or for a party that will destroy confidence, unsettle values, impair the city's welfare, and produce panics of unprecedented severity? (Loud cries of "Never!") I do not believe it will. (A voice: "We will give you 30.00O major ity in St. Louis," followed by great ap plause.) A friend from Missouri sava that Missouri will give our ticket 30.0(H) majority. (Cries of "No! St. Louis will give you 30,000 majority.") What an swer will Ohio make to that? (Cries of "150.000.") Ohio answers 150.000. Tre mendous cheering.) Thirty thousand in Missouri is a greater majority than 150, 00O in Ohio. (Cheers.) "This year patriotism is above party. Men love their country more than they love their old political associations. Men this year would rather break with their party than break up their business. (Tre mendous cheering.) I cannot imagine anything that could happen to strengthen the American union more than to have the men of the South and the men of the North come together and jointly ad minister the 5TiTC!;!cnt (Ap;:laose.) Let your verdict this year be for hon est money, public security, national tran quility, a protective tariff, and recipro city. (Tremendous cheering and cries of "We will vote right.") And above all, let there sound forth a verdict for this Nation of law and order and its en thronement in every corner of the repub lic. I thank you all, and bid you good afternoon." (Great cheering and three cheers for McKinley.) - While silver for Weeks has been drop ping practically without interruption from about 70 cents an ounce to less than 65 cents, wheat has been shooting up as if it had wings. It is peculiarly interesting at this time, when Mr. Bryan and the other soon -to-be-snuffed -out lights of the free-silver heresy have been cramming a variety of pleasing fictions down the throats of farmers, to call attention to the practical ly simultaneous rise in wheat and drop in silver. Probably the free-silver folk will say in regard to the remarkable rise in wheat about 11 cents a bushel in a month: "What did we tell you? It's as clear as daylight; everybody knows that free sil ver will succeed, hence they are buying wheat now, as it will go to a dollar at least after Mr. Bryan's election. That's why Europe is buying such quantities of wheat." Won't Work: Both Ways. T r ,1. : r . - ""a i-iie iree-auver argument Tor the advance in wheat, why is it that Eu rope is not buying silver at 6414 cents an ounce if Ate Uri-un'n ill .1,. inn t its price to $1.29? air. iiryan s contention has been that it was impossible for wheat to rise as long as the gold standard prevailed. Mr. Bryan knew as well as any of ns that he was lying when he said that. What does he say about it now. His silence on the subject is most expansive. Possi- rucikiiig nis Drains xo account rnp it ;i ml i t iu nmhoku l.A -.. . er - 1 '.!-" iv. 111 111 11 J UU something equally illuminating as his ex planation of the gold import movement. Tim fan. - - 11 - .1 - , -s iiixs mi v u nre in wneax, wholly due as it is to natural causes, is a stunning blow to the free silver fallacy. It is useless to tell the farmer i t l i I'll 11 mi. rwn- .. I. " 1 . fec 111 1 1: iiii nis w iie:i l .u i?"e- remai.n on a gold standard. "" receiving j.u cents a busbel more for it than he was a month ago. CnnRiniirintr K . I. : k 1- c - a . iiiu imn 11T, 11 uue UL the stock arguments of the free silver- " wen 10 point out again and again just why wheat has advanced. It is all summed up in this: The crops here and abroad have been short, the total decrease for the world, according to ALADDIN'S LAMP OUTDONE. Increase in Value of Wheat, Corn and Oats Alone Estimated at $175,000,000. I Oct. 13. I Sept. 12. W li mi t I k...-. ). .... Corn, Dec, W. . Oats, Dec, bus. .. Rye. Dec. bus Barley .malting.. Flax, No. 1, bug.. Clover. 100 lbs... Pork, bbl Lard; per 100 lbs. Bibs, per 100 lbs. Butter, lb. Eggs, doz. Cheese, lb. ...... Potatoes, bus ... Beans, bns. ..... Beans, bus. ..... Hides, lb i .70 $ .59 .25 .21 Vi .1914 .16V4 .39 .33 .36 .32 .76 .65 8.25 5.00 8.50 6.571,4 4.82 3.iO 4.27& 3.276 .20 .15 .15 .13 .08 ..08 .07 .074 .18 m .24 ' .18 .30 1.024 -824 1.05 .85 09 .094 .084 Americans are in the midst of a mar velous era. Several hundred million dol lars have been added to the value of American products in the last .linety days. The magic of Aladdin is tame by the side of the sober truth of modern trade. The wildest dreams of the epos ties of fiatism pale into insignificance in comparison with the simple fact of to day. Nature is making money for Americans faster than any printing press could do it- The rise in the prices of the products of American farms means the beginning of a prosperity that needs only the success of the honest dol lar, at the Novemb; election to guaran tee its permanjoce. Most of tfle chief farm products share Vh te advanced prices. Most of these coHT21C3iHes are being exported in enor mous quantities, and in exchange Amer ica will get European gold. No one can say truly how much has Deen addd to tbje wealth of Americans by the rise, but a few figures will give the reader nji ink ling of the mighty force at work for American weal. Corn has risen 5 cents a bushel, wheat 14 cents and lots 4 cents. Competent grain men estimate that those advances have added to the value of the holdings in this country on the three cereals alone the following ?iormous sums: Corn . , Wheat. Oats . . .$100,000,000 . 80,000.000 . 25,000.000 REPCBLICAN CAMPAIOS-POTPOCM 186. Tme -Here's to Good Old Wine, Drink Her Down." v We want an honest dollar, so we do. We want an honest dollar, so we do. We want an honest dollar and for it we will holler, jf we nave to burst our collar -Now will you? Free sflver'H never do, don't yon see, pce sllver'll never do, don't you see. Free silver'll never do, only for a shabby A sepiulfating crew So they be. Protection Is our cry. so It Is, Protection is our cry, so It Is. m Protection Is our cry, and we II shout it load and high. For election it is nign So it is. We're after Bryan's scalp, so we be. We're- after Bryan's scaip, u e be. We're after Bryan's Bcalp, and we'll mako him whine and yelp After Pqpuiistic help Don't yon see? Vow. Sewall he Is sad, down In Maine, Now. Sewall he is sad, down in Maine, Now. Sewall he is sad, and Watson he Is mad, And it makes ns awful glad Out of Maine. We'll vote for honest money, so we will. We'll vote for honest money, so we will. We'll vote for honest money not for Ne braska's sonney. But McKinley snd Hobart go we will. Judge F. J. Hamilton. Stars eon Bay. .Wis. BRYAN'S GREAT SILVER TRUST. Conspiracy of Molti-Millionairo Mine Owners to Bob the American People. New Tork World (Dem.): The World shewed yesterday that some of the mines produced silver at a cost of only 38 cents an ounce. The cost in other mines ranges upward to about 60 cents an foreign trade eStimateSi from last year s crop being more than 100,000,000 bushr els. Last year the total crop was mora than 535,000,000. This year Thoman estimates it at 435.000,000. The main loss has been outside this country, so that the demand for our wheat abroad has been exceptionally heavy. Brad street's reports total exports of wheat and flour for last week at 4,215,794 bush els (the largest since September, 1S93), against 3.930.466 the week before and 2,613,866 in the corresponding week last year. Here is an increase over last year, of 1,601,928 bushels. In the month of September we exported 1.511.727 bush els; in September. 1895. 10,113.897, an increase of 5,397.830 bushels. This will explain to everyone except chuckle-headed idiots why wheat has risen. No Manipulation. There has been no manipulation about it. In fact, the speculators have been, positively dazed at the advance. An other thing which has indirectly made wheat rise is the fact that the export demand has been so heavy that it has been found impossible to send all that was required. All the freight room on European steamers has been engaged up to January. The explanation of the decline in silver is as easily accounted for as the rise in wheat. Soon after Bryan's nomination the free-silver shouters kicked up such a rumpus that speculators both here and abroad thought there was some chance of his success, and silver advanced on speculative buying to about 70 cents an ounce. It was not long, however, before the holders became convinced that Bry an's chances of success were hopeless, and they at once began to get rid of their loads. Consequently, as more and more holders of silver saw that they had paid a good price for a white ele- ' phant, and sickened of their bargain, the price of silver gradually sank until today it is quoted at 64 cents an ounce This is considerably lower than it was early last summer, when it was thought improbable that the Democratic party would come out flat-footed for the free coinage of'silver. inc aay win come wnen axr. sryant and his ilk will learn that natural causes alone govern the prices of all products. New York Press. Appreciation on Other Products. To these must be added an aggregated appreciation of many millions on other commodities. Pork, for instance, has ad vanced from its low point by $1.85 a bar rel, and ribs have advanced nearly a cent a pound. Lard has gone up More than $4 a tierce. Rye has been ad vanced nearly 10 cents a bushel, flaxseed 15 cents and barley 8 cents. Cloverseed has scored an increase of $3.25 per hun dred weight. The yearly sales of butter and eggs ex ceed in cash value all the other products of the farm. Butter has advanced 25 per cent, and eggs 45 per cent. The price 6"f cheese has risen 25 to 30 per cent. White beans are 45 to 50 per cent higher. Most of these products are in active demand in Europe. They are pouring across the sea in such streams that there is not shipping enough to move them promptly. Even Australia luma arc seuuing xor tne gooa tnmgs of the American farm. The seas are covered with regular liners and with tramp steamers flocking to American shores for the rich freightage. Orchard Fall In Une, But this list does not exhaust the names of the staples that have scored sensational gains. The American or chard is coming m for a share of the good ttrne., XO the list may be added vi-iruia dried fruits, such as raisins. jjiqves, apricots and peaches, which have cnTnorl ,:".". ru 15 to 50 ner cwit. - " still going up. " Ca5nergoods, such as tomatoes, corn and peas, now an impor tant part of the world's food supply, have shown material improvement in prices. The average man may be blind to the import of higher prices, because of limited information. A slight a3P vance in the value of one or two articles in which he may have a personal inter est may have little significance, and when luef? ja such a general rise as i now going on it requires a cOmpre nensive survey of the situation to grasp the vastness of the addition to the value of the products of the farmer. Chicago Times-Herald. ounce. As this silver is worth in the market 66 to 67 cents an ounce the mar gin of profit is easily seen to be a very heavy one 10 to 20 per cent. Moreover, seme of the mines represent no actual investment whatever. Count ing "'Water" and all, the KIkhorn mine has nominal capital of only $1,000,000. It has" paid dividends amounting to $1, 212,000. The Granite Mountain is nomi nally capitalized at $10,000,000. It has already returned in dividends to its stockholders $12,120,000. Other mines show enormous profits on investments that are largely fictitious. Yet the multi-millionaires who own. these properties coolly ask the people of the mnntrv trt Tin v thi'm i rno !.n 1. 1 . : 1 lions of additional profit by coining each 66 cents' worth of their product into $1.29 worth of legal tender money. They ask the country thus almost exactly- to double to them the market price of a product already so profitable that it pays them millions every year to produce it. So far as they are concerned free coin age would do precisely this. It would enable them to pay a dollar of wages or debt with 51 cents worth of ellcpr How far the process would enhance the general value of the silver dollar no man c-an know. But this much is clear: H.very penny of the advance, be it much, or little, must be paid out of the peo ple's earnings, while every penny of the difference between the new price of sil ver and its mint price will represent so much of robbery from creditors and toil ers. . . In brief, this great silver trust Is a conspiracy among a hundred or so multi millionaire mine-owners to rob the pub lic and to levy a tribute upon the wages of everyone who works. Is there any conceivable reason why any workingman. any savings bank de positor, any holder of a life insurance policy, or any other honest man should vote for this ring's programme? EIGHT.