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mfMaHwmz9 -r-rrz . . i mKmKmtmmmi W. - !! ""l"?? I State Historical Society I THE TOLA REGISTER. REGISTER, ESTABLISHED 1V& COCK VXT, ESTABLISHED l&S. DEMOCRAT, Established ISSG. ELSMORE EAGLE, Established 18S0. SAVONBURGH FBOGRESS, Established 1S91. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1894- VOL. XXVIII. No. 39 ppfHsfl PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DIRECTORY DENTISTRY. S. Toaer Office over hvans Bros" drugstore. Dr. II B. Duncan. Office over Post Office. ATTORNEYS. R II Bennett II. A Ewing Ewiug& Bennett Office at Court House. J. B. Goshom attrney-at-law and notary public. Office over Coutant's store. Iola, Kan. CAMPBELL A IIANKIXS,- Attorneys. A. H. Campbell. Couaty Att'y ; W C Hankins, Depu ty Cooty Atfy. Office one door cast of post of ike, up-stairs, Iola. Kans. Foustst Son attorneys and counscllors-at-law. Office two doors north of Xorthrup's banc. Iola, Kansas. Gard A. Rirtwrti Lawyers. Office In Rsoistsb buIMlBsr- W. B. GVover, Attorney at Law, First National Bank huifcling, liumboiut Kansas. PHYSICIANS. W. D. Scott, M. D. physician and acconchcr. Office in J. II Campbell's drugstore. J. F Jewell. II. D. physician and surgeon. Special attention paid to surgery and eye dis eases. Moras, Kansas. a H. Boul'on Homeopathic physician. Bur gory and dleases of women and children a specialty. Office at residence near Pennsylvania Central Hotel. SECRET SOCIETIES. K. aad I. of fe Iola Council Knights and La dles of reeuntv nipets the first and third Friday night of each mouth R II. Bennett. Cor Sctfy. G. A. R. McCoofc Pot No. 51 meett the first Saturday on or before each full moon at G. A. R. HalL AU comrades in good standing are In vited to meet with the Pot. II. JI Miller. P. a McCook Relief Corp, No. 115 meets the first and third Friday evenings of each month at G A. R. balL Mrs. M. L. Miller, Pres. M. E Sraellzer. Secy. Salem Chapter No. 4, Order of Eastern Star, meets in Masonic Hall 1st and 3rd Monday in each month. Mrs. Sarah Crow, M. Mis Xellie Colboni. Sec CHURCHES. Episcopal Services on third Sunday of the month. Fred E. Stimton, Mtssioncry in charge. Christian, or Diciples Corner of Broadway and Sycamore. Sunday school 10 a. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday nights. E P. Trabue, paster. United Brethren Sunday School every Sun day at t p m , and preaching every other Sun day evening at first door north of Court House E H Bennett, superintendent J W. Stone, pastor Methodist Episcopal Corner of Jefferson ave nu and Broadway. Services every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and 7.S0 p. m. aundav fchool at 9--15 a. m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7J50. All are cordially invited to all of these meetings. J. Hunter, pastor. Baptist On Sycamore street. Preaching Sun day morningand evening. Sunday school at 9-45 a. in. Prajer meeting Wednesday evening at 7 SO p. m. Young people's prayer meeting ev ery bunday evening. M. F King, pastor. Reformed Divine worship in the Christ Re formed church at 11 o'clock a. m. every Sun day Evening services every two weeks &; b&lf past s-even o'clock p. m. Sunday school every Sabbath at Id o'cIoce a. m. All are cor diatly invited to attend. L Faust, pastor. Presbyterian Madison Ave Preaching ev ery Sabealb at II a m and 7:30 p m Sabbath choolat9ct&a.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday at 730 p. ra. veryboly welcoiao W. L. Squier nosto- MISCELLANEOCS. W C T V Regalar meeting every second and fourth Friday, &t 5 o'clock p. m , at the Christian church daring the summer Allen County Horticultural Society meets evervfeeoad Friday of each month at 2 o'clock p xn at O A. R hall B F PancoastPrcs R a Moore, Secy IeUPnbtfc Library Over Northrup's bank. OpeH every Satnrday from 1 to S p. m. Stock aad membership ticket for sale at the room. Mrs. Win. Knapp, Librarian. T. S. Stover Abstracter of titles. Has a com plete st of abstrao books for Allen county. The Ottly one wfcn makes investigation of titles a specialty. Iota. Kaaas lfx WORLD'S FAIR . COUPON HO. 28, Briti;; or send this coupon to The .Register office accompan ied by ( 10 CENTS IN SILVER ami receive No. 23 of the World's Fair Portfolios. They are now ready for distribu-' tiou ami are t orth twice the am't. Don't miss them ! Caf" Do nosend s lamps. I f oniered by mall enclose one cent stamp wiih dime v& Ui bUFr, GW& Optician IOZA. h KANS. 2 Silverwae Jtw "t. Go"3 Jpectarle?, Rinps, etc MnMoal I r - .--. '-trices, and supplies. First t .ass N atch Repainnz Leader in Low Prices H Mates Suits io Order and guarantees a fit Prices, SS to SIO a Salt. Oorxfciv TCroTj-er A KmegeKa Meat Market YOU CS.TJ CURE THAT COUCH WITH For sale at Campbell's DtuS Store. f- E fVS3&. EKert's .Daylight Liver Pills ; I sic. ' . -' tu. rj ( tjes SMc Headache J Jms-irkiX. i 1 rr ila. sP Ililuouslllsandl lhsonl rs d : sr -mac' . Liver and BcweL. I t I L. L. NORTHROP. President. J. n. VANNUYS, Cashier. ESTABLISHED XX? 1869. L. L. NOTHSW BANKING HOUSE, Iola, Kansas. Individual responsibility larger than any Bank in Southern Kansas. A General Banking Business Transacted in all its branches. Dealer In foreign and domestic exchange. Collection made at all accessable points and proceeds remitted on day of payment. Liberal diacountB given to customers. LOANS MADE AND NEGOTIATED ON IMPROVED FARMS. GEO. A. BOWLUS. President. SIRS. W. JL IIARTMAN. Vice-Pres. BANK OF ALLEN COUNTY, IOLA, KANSAS. -- Transacts a Genera! Exchange cm Kansas City, Chicago and New York. Makes collections in NEGOTIATES FIBST MORTGAGE LOANS Oil WELL IMPROVED FARMS, Correspondence Solicited. Broom Corn, Crass Seed, Grain & Hay WILL SHIP FROM IOLA, If COAX, The Famous Black Diamond, Lone Tree, and "Wier City Coal ; also Strip Coal, at cheap competition prices. "Will sell you anything you want, and buy anything you have to sell. HAY PRESSES, PIANOS, ORGANS, SEWING MACHINES, Etc., Etc., FOR TRADE. A. W. BECK. Can show you some bargains in REAL ESTATE, Improved Land CALL ON Do You Wantto Feed Your Crop THIS IS THE SEASON TO FEED I FEEDERS are CHEAP! AND OUR TERMS ARE REASONABLE. Write, or Come In. Siegel, Welch & Glawson, fc, ROOMS 141, 142, 143 StOCk EXCtl3Ilge, H. 51. MILLER, Cashier. a E. BENTON. Attorney. Banking Business. all parts of the United btates WANTED ! LaHARPE OR MORAN. or Raw Prairie. IOAJVS OR isc:sxj;ra;n:oe : KANSAS GITY, MO. LEGAL NOTICES. Road Notice. (G F. Robins etal). Stub of Kansas, Aimcn Conjmr. as. The Stale nfKania, to uhom U may concern; WHEREAS. Application has been made by petition to the Board of County Commis sioners of said county, for establishing a county road, as follows, to-wlt Commencing at the S E corner of sec. twenty-one (21), town ship twinty-three (23) south, ranee twenty (XI) east of the sixth principal meridian, running north one mile Also; commencing at the N" E corner of section twenty-two,CH)township twen tv three (23) south, ranee twenty (20) east of the sixth nrinciDal meridian, runninc west two (2) miles onthe north side oi section twentytwo(22) and twentr-one fill. Said roads situated in Al len county. State of Kansas, United States of America saw roaas io oe tony :eei wioe And hercas, II. P. Fowler. O. O Myers and J C IJeattr Tlewers. and O. DoWltt, county surTcyorof said county, hare been ordered by said County Commissloacrs to Ticw, survey and establish said roaa Therelore. you are hereby notified that said viewers and surveyor will proceed, on the isth day of September lbM. at la o'clock a m., at the place of boeinnlnsrol said road, to view, survey and locate said road, and perform whatsoever other duties as arc required of them by law: and unless yuu then file a written application with saidiewers. rivinc a description of the premises on which you claim damages or com pensation, your appucauon tor tne same win oc barred. itness my hand ai my office in Iola, in said county, this 20th day of August. ISM. James Wakffielp, County Clerk. Sheriffs Safe. (First pnbltshed August 3, 1S3L) BY virtue of an order of sale, dated the 30th day of July. 1S34, issued out of the district court in and for Allen county, Kansas in an action in said court wherein F C Pres t was plalntltC and W Illiam D. Matthews and Martha A Matthews, bis wife, L D Matthews and L. A Matthews, his wife: S L Matthews, Levi Robinson. Elnora B. Claiborne, Joseph Cahn and Isaac Ilachracb, partners as Joseph Cahn & Company, George J Englatmrdt, Robert Win ning. Jobn A. Johnston, rartacrs as Englehardt Winning A, Company. Charles C Rainwater. Simoi L Boogher and John B Morris partners as Rainwater. Boogher A, Company and C II. Crabtrce, G. VT. Matthe-rs, P C. Padgetand M. B Padget were dciendants, I will on Tuesday the 4th day of September, 1SL between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p. m. at the front door of the court houe in the City of Iola. in said Allen county. Kansas 0er at public sale and sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand all the right, title and interest of each and every of the above named parties in and to the follow, ing real estate, in said State and county, to-wit: The cast half of the north east n.uartere.'i of no ' of section thirty-six .S6I towushlp twenty three ill range nineteen T19J east of 6th p m. Said property will be sold as directed by said order of sale, without appraisement, and sub ject to a prior encumbrance of the principal note for $67o.l0 and interest as set out in plain ttll's petition and belonging to a stranger to this SUit U. C. ACSIIERMAN. :-. Sheriff of Allen County. Brnnlsley. Gregory A F'annclly, attorneys. Kansas City, Mo SHERIFF'S SALE. First published Aug. 1S31 BY VIRTt'E of an order of sale issued out of the District Court of Allen county, Kansas, whs rein Albert Hromer was plalntili; and James Paddock and Margaret Pad dock his wife, and J. W. Bowlby and Emily Bowlby his wile. J, F. Corrlgan.T J Becbe, Assignee of the Farmers Loan and Trust Com pany of Kansas, a corporation, and T. II, Ste vens, The Fanners Loan and Trust Company ot Kansas, a corporation. Orlando F. Casteen. II. Llewelyn Jones and P G Walton. Trustees, and O F. Casteen, F. G Hobson and Levi 8 Gould. Assignees of the Farmers Loan and Trust Company of Kansas, a corporation, were de fendants, I will on TUESDAY, SErTEMBKK tTH, A D. ISO I, at 1 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the front door of the Court house in the aity of Iola, in Ithe county of Allen, in the State of Kansas, offer for sale at public auction od sell to the highest bidder, fur cash in hand all the following dc scribed real estate situate in the county of Allen and State of Kansas, to-wik The southeast quarter of section twenty-four, and the north half of the northeast quarter of section twenty tire, all in township twenty-three south. Range nineteen east of the Uh P. M. Said property will be sold as the property of the abore named defendants and without ap praisement, to satisfy said order of sale. C O ACSHEBMAV, Sheriff ot Allen county. Kan. Chas 0. Ebwik and T. S. Stover, attorneys for plaintiff. (33-33) Sheriffs Safe Under Execution. (First published Aug 2L 1S94 ) State ot Kansas, Allen county, ss. J. S. Judd, ") vs B. G. Culver. J BY virtue or an execution to me directed and delivered, issued out of the Fourth Judicial llLtrtt viv tt thi, Qfa nf rinin Ittfnfr in and for Franklin county, in said State I will on Tuesday September 23, A. D. 1894, between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and four o'clock p. m of said day at the court houe in tola in tne county ami s'aie aiorcsaiu, oner at nubile sale and sell to the blehest bidder, for cash in band all the right; title and interest of the above.named defendant In ana to the fol lowing described real estate to-wiu The undi vided one half (i) of southeast quarter V-i) of section nineteen (19) township twenty six (26) range twenty in Allen county, Kansas. Said property levied on and to be sold subject to a mortgage of $700 and interest at 10 per cent from Nov. 1; 1S33 as the property of the above named defendant C. C Ausiiebxan, bherlff Sheriff's office Iola, Kansas. August 17. Is3t (3s-42) W H Clatk, attorney for plff. PUBLICATION NOTICE. (First published Aug. 17, 1KM ) State of Kansas to Henry Helser and Sarah E. Heier, his wife: You wilt take notice that you have been sued in the District court in and for Allen county. Kanos. by S, II. Standart, an assignee, and that unless you answer to the petition filed in said suit on or before tho 25th day of September 1S9 i said petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered against you accordingly, foreclosing a mortgage executed and delivered by Henry Helser and Sarah E. Helser to crippen. Law rence and lompany dated January ISth ls'Ji on the following described real estate in Allen co. Ks to-wit Lot one (1) and the son th half of lot two (2) in block forty seven (17) In the city of Iola. and for the sale of said real estate, without appraisement, to pay the debt secured by said mortgage Witness my band and official seal this 16 day of AngustlSJt h S. PRANK L. TRAVIS, (37-39) Clerk of said Court. Beardsley, Gregory, fc Flannelly atty's for plff DO YOU INTEND TO BUILD A. SOUSE, BARN OR FENCE? THEN REMEMBER THAT MY LUMBER YARD IS THE MOST COMPLETE IN AL LEN COUNTY, AND THAT MY PRICES ARE AS LOW AS THE LOWEST. L. L. NORTHRUP. DR. WINCHELL'S ITEETHING SYRUP t Is the lest medicine for all diseases incident tn children. It reguUtesthe bowels; assists denti tion, cures diarrhea and djsecteryln the worst fonns;cures canker sore throat : is a certain pre ventive of diphtheria; quiets and soothes all pain invizorates the stomach and bowels; corrects all acidity; will cure griping in the bowels anil wind colic. Do not fatigue jourself and child with sleeples-. nUhts when it is within your reach ti ure jour child and save your own strength. Dr.Jiique'it German IForm Cakes destroy worms & remote them from the system Prepared by Enmert Proprietary Co., Chicago, IIL For sale at Campbell's drug store. JCST ARRIVED. W hat is the little one thinking about: Very wonderful things nodonbt. Unwritten history. Unfathomed mystery! Yet he lauehs and cries, and eats and drinks And chuckles and crows and nods and winks. As if his head were as full of kinks And curious riddles as any spbynx. Who can tell what a babv thinks Who can follow the gossamer links By which the mannlkln feels his war Ont from the shores of the great unknown. Blind, and walling, and alone. Into the light of day? Out from th: shores ol the unknown sea. Tossing in pitiful agony, Of the unknown sea that reels and rocks. Specked with the barks of little souls Barks that were launched on tho other side. And slipped from Heaven on the ebbing tide! What does he think of his mother's eyes What does he think of his mothers hair What ot the cradle root that files Forward and backward through the air? What does he think of his mother's breatit Cup of his life and couch of his rest; Now he thinks he'll go to sleep I can see the shadow creep Over his eyes In soft eclipse Over his brow, and over his lips. Out to his little finger tips. Soltly sinking down he goes! Down be goes I Down he goes ' See! He is hushed in sweet repose. J. (i. Holland. Editorial Notes. The frontispiece of Jc. Clurc's Magazine for September is a charm ing portrait of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson, and tbo opening article is a no less cbarming relation, by Mr. Stevenson, of bow, soon after tbeir marriage, be came lo write "Treasure Island." and of tbo unusual condi tious under wbich be executed the work. Pictures of tbo houses and scenes in which the Stovensons lived at the time, and several portraits of Stevenson himself, accompany the article. In bis examination before the U. S. Strike Commissioner Monday, Eugeuo V. Debs said: "It was not the rail roads, or the army, but the power of tho United States Courts that beat us." That is a frank admission that the strikers were violating the law. If they had not been the courts could not and would not have touched tbem. In what position does this declaration of the chief oflicor of the strike leave that party which made such indecent hasto to sympathize with the rioters and condemn the railroads and tbo soldiers? Mr. Debs himself does not blame either the rail roads or the army for bis defeat, but lays it all upon the courts. Mrs. Lease was billed to mako a speech in New York last week, but she wrote from (hQ State Insane Aty- lum, to say that her health was hope lessly broken and that she could not mako any campaign speeches this fall Mrs. Lease has been ill now for near ly six mouths, and during all that time, instead of going homo to the care of her husband and children, she has lived at one of the State Institutions, boarding at the expense of the State, and attended by physicians paid by the State. And she draws her salary from the State all this while, with regularity and dispatch. Will some Populist kindly take space in the Register to explain how this con duct onthe part of Mrs Lease fits in with the idea that the Peopl'es party Is tho party of honesty, economy and reform ? The trial' ot Professor Ely. of the Wiscon sin University, for heresy, reminds us Kansans of the political adventures of the board of reg ents that "convicted" Professor Cantield at the Kansas University, two or three years ago. vttaxca Journal. But the Board of Regents at the Kansas University didn't "convict" Prof. Cantield. So far from doing that, In the very midst of the fight against him it raised hir salary from $2500 to 53000. Did that look like a conviction"? Prof. Canfield left Kansas and went to Nebraska because Nebraska offered him au opportunity for wider work and $2000 a year high er salary than Kansas could give him. Everybody who cares to know the facts in this matter could have learn ed tnem by this time, and the stale lie that Canfield was driven out of Kansas by Republican intolerance is only repeated by those who do not want the truth to be known. Mrs. Lease is not the only mem -ber of the State Administration who boodles board and lodging off the Stat. Topeka papers say that W. S. Wait, the treasurer of the Board of Charities, has not been home since last spring but lives at the Topeka Insane Asylum, where he has a room, eats food paid for by the State and is waited on by attendants paid for out of the State treasury. This Mr. Wait by the way, is the Reformer who had his niece put on the pay roll of the In dustrial School for girls, as a teacher, although there was no vacancy. But worst of all, the girl was of unsound mind, utterly incapable of holding a teacher's position if one had been va cant. Nevertheless she drew pay from the State for several weeks. These statements are not Republican lies, dear Populist brother. They are acknowledged and admitted facts. Some time ago the charge was made that Dr. Pilcher had emasculat ed a number of the boys In the Im becile Asylum at Winneld. The charge was such a foul and terrible one that the Register did not even allude to it, believing that it must cer tainly be false. A few days ago, how ever, Dr. Pilcher published a letter over his own signature in which he frankly admitted that he had per formed the operation, and attempted to justify himself by saying that it was necessary to prevent the boys from harmful practices. Dr. Pilcher invited investigation and the Win field Courir,- accepted the invitation, and we give In our supplement this week the result of its invpstigation. It is a terrible story, a story of barbarous and cruel outrage upon helpless and feeble minded child mn. Tho man who committed it ought to bo in the penitentiary, and in a great many States he would be. And the Administration which ap pointed and sustains him ought to be defeated in every precinct in Kansas. O.vK thing is certain: Ifthe'Le welling administration is being lied about, it is Populists and not Repub licans who are fining the lyine. It was Mrs. Lease and Lawyer Smith and Senator Taylor, all Populists, who said that tho administration was boodling the dives and lotteries of Kansas City. (And a jury agreed that what Lawyer Smith said was true.) It was a Populist who brought tho charges against Warden Chase, and against the Superintendent of the Insane Asylum, and against the Su perintendent of tho Deaf and Dumb Asylum and tho Imbecile Asylum, and against the Topeka Police Com missioners. In short every serious charge agalnet the Lewelling Admin istration rests upon the voluntary testimony of Populists Is It likely that these people would lie about the officials of tbeir own party? demonetization and prices. Editor Iola Reoistf.r: Yon Invite some PoDulist to show through the columns of your Daner whr it is that wheat Is cheapened by the demonetization of silver while corn,etc is higher In price than tor tome time. The problem is so easy of solution that I am surprised that one of yonreagacity and ability should ask it. The whole nuestton hinges on the supply and demand of money and grain. heat is an article of universal consumption in all Caucasian countries, consequently its valu is regulated by the markets of the world. But corn and oats are purely local cereals, therefore tne aemana lor mem - local ana tne price is fixed by the supply and demand in the localities where they are extensively used. Wheat is produced largely in countries having little money, consequently cheap labor. But its nricc is fixed by the supply In Liverpool anil fixed on a qold baii. free coinage oi silver in mis counirywouia increase the volume of money and thus add to the local commodity value not only of wheat but also of all other cereals and other property The same reasoning applies to cotton for the same season, viz: Its value is fixed in a gold tanuaru market, that is r.ngianu. Very Truly Yours. Chris. S. Hitter. The foregoiug would be a very reas onable reply to our query if the state ments therein contained were true. But unfortunately for his argument, like so many statements made else where by our distinguished contrib utor, they are not true. Take the statement, for example, that corn is a purely local cereal, that we do not export any of it and so the price is regulated entirely by the home supply and demand. Now the Gov ernment reports show that in the year ending June 30, 1S92, the United States exported 542,570,421 worth of corn and corn meal, nearly one-fifth as much as the total value of our wheat and wheat flour export. We have no exact figures of last year's or this year's exports, but a paragraph in an exchange states that during the last fiscal year our exportation of wheat and flour fell off twenty-five per cent, while the exportation of corn and corn meal Increased twenty-two per cent. Corn meal now enters into the German army rations, and it is otherwise more generally used in Eu rope than it ever was before (thanks to the Harrison administration), and our judgment is that this fact will raise the price of it Instead of lower ing it, as our contributor seems to think is the case with wheat. Now the theory of those who hold that de monetization of silver ha? lowered the price of wheat is that if a single cargo of wheat goes to a foreign market, then the price paid for that cargo sets the price for the entire product con sumed at home. If that theory holds good for wheat it must also apply to corn, and so the price ot all the corn we consume at home must be regulat ed by the price "fixMl on a gold basis" which is paid for the $42,000,000 worth we sell abroad. And this being the case we maintain that our query. "If the demonetization of silver has kept wheat down, why has it not also kept corn down ?" remains unanswered. If demonetization of silver and a contracted currency are responsible for the decline in the price of wheat then we should expect to find that price declining steadily ever since the alleged demonetization took place. But such is not the case. We have before us the record of the price of wheat in the Chicago mn ket, and we find that the highest pri reached in 1S73, the last year before ihe demone tization act took effect, was S1.2S- But the next year the highest price was 51.301, and three years afterwards the price was $1.76J. And beginnm with 1S7S there were four years when the lowest point reached was 51.32. while the price ranged from that to 51.43J, and that was no longer ago than 1SS0. And it was no longer ago than 1SSS that it struck 52.00. The prices we have given are the highest I prices reached during Hie year nam ed. Objection might i mado that J this price was speculative. Well then take the lowest pi ice, and we find that in 1S73, while silver was still "a3 good as gold" wheat sold aa low as 8U cents, while in 1874 the lowest price reached was 83J, in 1875 .83, in '76 $1.01 J, in '78, .81 J, in '79, .80 , In '80, .Dog.. In fact, we find that in just half of the 18 years following 1873 the price of wheat was higher than It was In 1S7S. Is it-not absolutely un true then to claim that the demonetiz ation of silver has lowered the price of wheat? In 1877 the highest point reached by wheat was 51.14. In 18S0 the highest point reached was $1.43;. Yet silver was demonetized just as much in 1880 as it was in 1877. How then is the rise in price to bo account ed for? If one takes tho ground that the di n'iue in the price of silver is re sponsib.c. and alone responsible, for the decline of wheat does he not nec essarily tie himself to tho proposition that every time silver goes down wheat also must go down? And when tho market reports show that this has not been the case, what is he going to do about it? Mr. Ritter says that the same reas oning that applies to wheat applies to cotton. We export cotton, ho saysi therefore the prlee of It is fixed in a gold market and therefore tho price has steadily decilned. Now the facts are that for 17 years after the act of 1873 the price of cotton fluctuated only a fraction of a cent a pound. We have before us the prices from 1877 to 1800 and during those years the low est price was 9.28 cents, in 1889, and the highest wa3 12 03 cents, in 18S1. Isn't It just as reasonable to say that the demonetization of silver rais ed tbo prico In 18S1 as to say that it lowered it in 1SS9? There is one statement in Mr. Rit ter's letter which we aro very glad to see. And tbat is the declaration that the prico of corn and oats Is "regulated by the supply and demand in the lo calities where they are extensively used." That is an admission that we have never before been able to torce out of a Populist. Heretofore all those with whom we have argued, have scouted the idea that supply and de mand had anything to do with prices, and have declared that the demone tization of silver, the contraction of the cunency, the plutocrats and the trusts and combines determined the price at which tho farmer should sell all bis products. This admission of Mr. Ritter's is, therefore, very re freshing, and really looks a3 if there were hopes of his complete mental re covery. But since he admits tbat the price of corn and oats is fixed by the law of supply and demand "in the localities where they are extensively used," can he not see that to bo consistent he must admit that tho same law regu lates the price of wheat and cotton "in the localities where they are exten sively used," that is in the whole world? It he will study statistics with that theory in mind he will find it much easier to account for the fluc tuation in the price of these commodi ties than to try to account for tbem by the fall in silver. Consider for ex ample, the enormous increase in pro duction of wheat in the United States during the past 20 years. In 1874 the total production was 281,254,700 bush els. It 1893 It was 515,948,000 bushels. Is it any wonder that the price should be lowered when the quantity to be consumed is nearly twice as great? And this is not all. During the past 20 years railways have been built in to the interior of India and Russia, two of the greatest wheat countries in the world, and enormous crops which tormerly never got beyond the pro vince in which they were grown have now been added to the world's sup ply. And along with this opening of great wheat producing countries baa come astonishing reductions in land and ocean freights. In 1874 it cost 28 cents to ship a bushel of wheat from Chicago to New YorK, while in 1893 the rate was 14 cents, just half as much. The reduction in ocean freights has been much greater, al though we are not able to give exact figures. But putting all these things together the enormous increase in the wheat acreage of the United States (22,000,000 acres in 1873, 34,000,000 acres in 1893) the building of railroads bringing the yield of India and Rus sia into the world's market, and the great leduction in co3t of transporta tion it is easy to 3ee that the decline in price is due solely to the relentless operation of the old law of supply and demand. At least that conclusion seems to us to be inevitable. Wheat is lower now than it was in 1873 be cause there is more wheat brought in to the world's markets now in pro portion to the number of consumers than there was then. Since we have started out on these questions perhaps Mr. Ritter, who maintains, we believe, that the Popu list party is the only true friend of silver, would like to point out to the readers of the Register the record that the Populist Representatives in Washington have made on that ques tion, showing us the character of the bills they have introduced in an effort to carry out the pledges of their par ty? And perhaps he would like to show how the demand for free coinage may be reconciled with the demand for fiat money? Any contributions he may desire to offer on these subjects will be published with pleasure sub ject only to the limits of reasonable space and considered with courtesy. ..