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"Western Kansas World.
Great Natural Demand for the Cereal, but the
White Metal Is a Drug on the Market. .
One of America's Great Catholic
v Leaders is Opposed to
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 . ,
Oats . .
. 80,000.000
. 25,000.000
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
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.
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
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
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?

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