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Hew to the Line.
Vol. I.
No. 16.
XTOR 1896.
For President:
For Vice-President:
"We fling this banner to the
breeze, and nail it to our masthead.
It -will inspire hope, and bring a
rich reward to toiling' millions of
our countrymen.
Hurrah for Morgan and Bryan!
of his office to crush the vital in
terests of the great middle classes
jn the South and "West.
Give us Morgan and a good run
ning mate from the "West and the
people of this country will gladly
unite tor elect them, and a political
reformation will set in, which will
finally bring prosperity and happi
ness to the homes of millions of
our fellow countrymen.
Senator Morgan, of Alabama,
has recently distinguished himself
again, by the delivery ok a great
speech, relating to our Bearing
Sea controversy with Great Britain.
The Senator on this occasion, as
well as on many others, has demon
strated his profound knowledge of
foreign affairs and his true Ameri
canism. John T.Morgan is the peer of
any nian in the U. S. Senate, and
but few men in that body care to
cross swords with him in debate.
He is the coming man; and we pre
dict his statesmanship will be 'fully
recognized by his countrymen by
putting him in nomination for
President in 1896. His career in
public life has been consistent and
honorable, and as chief executive
of the country, he would be the
servant of the masses and not the
classes. He is a typical American,
sound on the fipnnpial question,
and thoroughly conversant with
state questions, .foreign and domes
tic The South should be recognized
in the great struggle between the
people sad the money power, as we
in. the West realise the South is
with us solidly for free silver, and
her -votes with ours will elect the
president. No raaa south of the
If aeon and Dixon line has been
BOBunated for president since I860.
That the people of that section ar$
aa patriotic as they are in the East,
or North, there is no question.
"Why, then, should we. be eternally
seeking a candidate from. New
York, er some other soney center,
-who, whea elected, wee the power
The following letter and extract
from a great western newspaper, re
ceived a few days ago, proves
that the Broad Ax is read and ap
preciated far from home:
U. S. Court House,
Office of the Recorder of Deeds.
Washington, D. C,
Nov. 30, 1895.
Mr. Julius F. lay lor, Editor
"Broad Ax," SaU Lake City, Utah,
Dear Sir. Long ago I intended
to write you m congratulation upon
the soundness of your great speech.
I wish it was possible to have sent a
copy of it into the home of every
colored voter in this whole country,
especially so much of it as relates to
the true history of slavery. It
should become a national campaign
Go on Mr. Taylor, in your good
work of opening the eyes of our
people; your reward will come by
and by. When I started it was
very nearly all curses and blows.
Yours for an enlightened citizen
"The Broad Ax is ihe name of a
nsw silver paper recently started in
Salt Lake City. It advocates the
nomination of Senator Morgan for
president. There is nothing the
matter with Senator Morgan. He
is not only eminently qualified, but
the South is entitled to recognition.
It must furnish a majority of elec
toral votes cast for silver. Why
should it not furnish the candidate?"
We presume modesty alone for
bid the World-Herald from also ea-
dorsing our candidate for vice
president, the Hon. W. J. Bryan.
The ticket we have named is tak
ing well among the friends of silver;
and should these men receive the
nomination their election is certain,
as there will be a "solid West' as
well as a "solid South."
C. H. J. Taylor.
The above letter is from one of
the 'brightest and most progress
ive colored Democrats in the nation
Mr. Taylor was nominated by
President Cleveland for the position
of minister to Bolivia, in 1893, but
a Republican Senate, prompted by
envy and inborn dislike to our race,
refused to confirm him; the Presi
dent thereupon named Mr. Taylor
for Recorder of Deeds for the
District of Columbia, which posi
tion he now holds. Such responses
to pur feeble efforts go a long way
to encourage and strengthen us in
our fight to "bring the colored voters
outof the mentaland political slavery
in which so many of them are now
held. But a brighter day is surely
coming; and we trust we shall be
able to continue the warfare until
it dawns. We would say,, by way
of explanation, that Mr. Taylor of
Washington, is not a relative of
ours "not brothers, so relation."
Following the above letter, came
this extract from the Omaha World
Herali, with the compliments cf
W.J. Bryan, editor.
LAND. President Cleveland, in his re
cent message to Congress, is led to
say, "Many of my countrymen,
whose sincerity I do not doubt, in
sist that the cure for the ills now
threatening us, may be found-ia the
single and simple remedy of the
free coinage of silver."
How in the world the President
received this piece of information,
and who some of the many are who
maintain that position, we are left
in darkness. We think Mr. Cleve
land is mistaken in his conclusions
in this regard. No one that we
can call to mind, in either branch
of Congress, or on the stump, or
in the press, has ever maintained
that the free coinage of silver
would be a panacea for all the na
tional ills with which we are now
afflicted. No well posted modern
physician relies on a single remedy
for a cure, but combines well-known
and oft tried medicines, together
with good nursing and a strict obr
servance of the laws of hygiene.
In our case the doctors in charge of
the patient, insist upon the "single
gold cure'1 which is producing a
congestion in a small portion of the
national anatomy, and a depletion
of the circulating medium in all
the remainder. We suggest a
change, by mixing a little silver
with the gold, and using a small
"greenback" plaster for the weak
parts. We also believe the patient
should not be disturbed by a lot of
noisy visitors from foreign lands,
bat should be kept quiet and al
lowed to enjoy the climate and
scenery of the United States, and
not be compelled to inhale the
poisonous gases emitted from the
sewer pipes leading from Europe
and Asia. Let us protect our own
sick, before we- invite the Moral,
intellectual, and. financial cripples
of the earth to come here for hos
pital treatment.
Doctor Cleveland also states,
that we as a natien, would be hu
miliated by the consciousness that
we htd "parted company with all the
enlightened and progressive nations
of the world," should we adopt the
bimetalic standard.
Well, it would not be the first
time we parted company with these
fellows. We rather turned oar
back on this crowd in 1776, and
we have had no reason to feel hu
miliated yet. It sometimes is very
good policy to shun our neighbors,
especially if they have got some
contagious disease that we don't
want. In tact it is ofttimea neces
sary to quarantine, even against an
"enlightened" and "progressive"
neighbor, to avoid smallpox, scarlet
fever, or cholera. The United
States is no longer an infant; it is
big enough and strong enough to
go it alone if given a chance. If
we "but set the pace in the
direction of benefitting hu
manity, these old, sleepy powers
of Europe, will soon be found fol
lowing our example, as they have
IB many respects during the last
century. The world moves for
ward, not backward; and if we
read the signs of the times aright,
it is moving in an opposite direc
tion from the President's idea.
From J. L. Reade, senior mem
ber of the firm of Reade and Gar
rett: Chicago, Illinois,
Dec. 3rd, 1895.
. F. Taylor, Esq.
Dear Sir and Friend We have
had the pleasure of receiving sev
eral of your papers from you, illus
trating year convictions, amd, no
doubt, doing good work in a mighty
cause, one that every person, who
has the welfare of the country at
heart, should support. The people
need the honest dollar. The dollars
of their daddies. Good silver dol
lars that have the stamp of UdcIc
Sam on their face and their back.
When that good -time comes, pros
perity will follow. ' The West will
become a garden and the mountains
hives of industry. The Gold bugs
and the usurer's will hide their dim
inished heads and the cent per cent
robbers will have lost their precious
privilege of taking their pound, of
flesh and the heart's bloed of the
Let your good work go ahead
and arouse the people to their op
portunity and place themselvee on
record, aa free men and not be
bound to the chariot of the finan
cial Juggernaut, that will crush him.
and his friends into financial ruin.
Yours yery truly,
J. L. Rzasx.
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