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Foote and the Lawyers.?Foote was never tired of roasting the lawyers with his wit, of which a sample may be given. A simple country * farmer, who had just hurried a rich relation, an attorney, was complaining to him of the expenses of a country funeral, in respect to carriages, hat bands, scarfs, etc., were very great. "What, do you bury your attorneys here ?" asked Foote. "Yes, to be sure we do; how else ?" "We never do that in London." "No.!" exclaimed the astonished countryman. "How do you manage ?" "Why, when the patient happens to die we lay him out in a room over night by himself, throw open the sash, lock the door, and in the morning he is entirely off." "Indeed!" said the other amazed, "what becomes of him ?" "Why that we cannot tell exactly ; all we know there's a strong smell of Knmof/inn in thfi room next morning. t6T A certain Republican official has an old colored man in his office who builds fires, sweeps out and holds the fort while the official goes out "to see a man," or on other business. The other day a visitor met the old darkey on the street. "Sam," he called to him, "is Mr. X. in his office?" "Yes, sah ; less' ways he was when I came away." "Well, I've got to go up to the next square; do you think he'll be there when I get back?" "I don't know 'bout dat, sah. Yo' see, boss, hits a gittin' mighty nigh on ter de time when yo' can fin' no 'Publicans in dar offices, an' I'se a little shaky ebbery time I leabs de boss dot when -I come back dar'll be some Dimocrat er udder settin' in his cheer, jis ez if he owned de whole shebang. Yo' bettah go now, sir, and be shu' uv 'im." AST "Did you see auythiug of a pocket-book that I dropped somewhere in the bedroom I occupied last night, landlord?" "Any money in it?" "About $500." "Yes, sir. Here is your pocketbook, with the money. The maid was honest enough to bring it to me and I locked it up in the safe." "Ah, very correct proceeding?very. I had intended placing the money in a savings bank this morning, where it wouly have been drawing 4 per cent. As a reward for your honesty I will say nothing about the interest for the time it has been in your possession and you can make it square with the chambermaid. There is nothing small about me when I run across a man who seems to be trying to do what's right." A Generous Little Boy.?"Bobby," said his mother, "there are two pieces of cake in the closet, one for you and one for Gracie. The one on the lower shelf is for you. Bobby broke for tho closet and presently returned. "You said the piece on the top shelf was for me didn't you ?" he asked his mother. "No," 6he replied, "that is Grade's. The piece on the lower shelf is yours." "Well, I am very sorry mamma, but I ate Grade's. But I'll tell you what I'll do," and a generous light shown in the clear little boy's eyes, "as soon as Gracie comes home I'll give her part of mine." A student in the University of Texas, who had been leading a rather dissipated life, wrote to his father, one of the most respectable citizens in Dallas: "Dear Pa?I had the misfortune to . be upset in a boat while out rowing on the Colarado river. I lost the beautiful watch which you gave me. I would like some money to hire a man to dive for it. Your affectionate son, Thomas." The old gentleman, who is no tool, replied : "It is not worth while diving for it. It might as well be in soak in one place as another." tl&r After the marriage of Miss Lillian Sniggs of Dallas, the bridal party partook of a sumptuous banquet, toward the end of which a younger brother of the bride got up and said solemnly, raising his glass: "Ladies and gentlemen, I have to propose a toast, which, however, must be drunk standing. Please take your glasses and rise up." The guests, although somewhat bewildered, did so. "Now, said the young scapegrace, "if you will remain standing for a few minutes I'll find out who has been sitting on my new stovepipe hat." W3T They tell a good story on a lawyer of Wooster, O. A client charged with stealing a hog admitted his guilt to his counsel. The latter was noted for his honesty in private life. After thinking the matter over, he said : "John, cut that hog in half and bring one-half to me." John obeyed. The evidence for the prosecution was weak, and when he arose he won the case easily by saying to the jury: "Gentlemen, I can hold up my hand to heaven and say that the defendant has no more of that hog than I have." f3F "Mamma," inquired Bobby, "do only good little Doys go up 10 beaven ?" "Yes, dear." "And bad little boys go to the bad place ?" "Yes." "I'm a good little boy, ain't I ?" "Sometimes, Bobby, and sometimes you are quite a bad boy." "Bobby thought for a moment and said : "Then I s'pose I'll have to spend part of the time in one place and part of the time in the other." 16T Irate Business Man (white with ( anger at being disturbed)?You book f agents make me so angry with your , confounded nerve and impudence that j I cannot find words to express my in- , dignation! Book Agent (jumping ( with enthusiasm)?Then, sir, you are j in luck ! I have here the very thing < you need?a dictionary of the English j language, containing all the words < and slang phrases known, and only , a shilling. Take it, and you will nev- \ er be at loss to express yourself again, j Jor the ?wmtr (Circle. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON IV, THIRD QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES. JULY 26. Text of the Lesson, II Sam, x, 8-19?Memory Verses, 11, 12?Golden Text, Fs. xxvll, 1?Commentary by the Bat. D. M. Stearns. 8. "And the children of Amnion came oat and put the battle In array at the entering In of the gate." Previous to this we read that the Lord bad given David rest from all his enemies; that the Lord nimurvHl Tlnvid whithorsoovor he went, and that David reigned over all Israol, executing judgment and justloe unto all bis people (chapters vll, 1; vlll, 6, 14, 15). The Lord having shown His loving kindness to David in promising to make unto him an everlasting kingdom, David rests upon the word of the Lord, and living in peaoe seeks to show kindness to all. We saw in the last lesson his kindness to Jonathan's son, and this chapter begins with a record of his kindness to Hanun, king of Ammon, but the princes of Ammon persuaded Hanun that David meant evil, and not good, so he took David's sorvants who bad come with comfort for him and treated them shamefully. David did not take this ingratitude andbumllationas meekly as he bad done some others and started Joab and the host of his mighty men out to punish Ammon. The Ammonites hired helpers and gave David battle. &-U. "If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me, but If the ohildren of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee." Thus said Joab, the captain of David's host, to his brother Ablshal, with whom he divided the army, Joab taking the choice men to oontend with the Syrians, and Ablshal taking the rest to fight with the Ammonites. Joab and Ablshal wore sons of David's sister Zeruiah (I Chron. 11, 16; II Sam. 11, 18). There were three sons, but Asahel had been slain by Abner, the oaptaln of Saul's host. 12. "Be of good courage and let us play the men for our peoplo and for the cities of our God, and the Lord do that whioh seeineth Him good." Thus Joab encour aged the hearts or his soiaiors oy remiQuing them that they stood for God and for His land and people. Compare I Chron. xlx, 18. There is no strength like the knowledge that we are for God, standing for Him as His witnesses. He gave this encouragement to Joshua, saying, "Bo strong and of a good courage; be not afraid; neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee whlthorsoever thou goest" (Joshua i, 9).' Nehemiah encouraged his people with these words: "Be not ye afraid of them; remember the Lord which is great and terrible and flfcht for your brethron, your sons and year daughters, your wives and your houses" (Neh. iv, 14). With a whole hearted trust in God, reliance upon Him, surrender to Him, with a readiness to do His bidding. There must also bo the heart to Bay, Now let Him do that whioh soemeth Him good. If He wllleth apparent defeat for us, it must be well; if Ho willeth viotory for us, it will be well. Whether He willeth health or sickness, life or death, all is well that He willeth. Ill that God blesses Is our good, And unblessed good is ill, And all is right that seems most wrong If it be His sweet will. "Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by doath" (Phil. I, 20). 13, 14. "Tbejrfled bofore him." Thus did both Syrians and Ammonites before Joab and Abishai, and Joab returned and came to Jerusalem. It was written concerning Israel that "one should ohase 1,000 and two put 10,000 to flight." "The Lord shall oause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy faoe; they shall come out against thee one way and flee before thee Beven ways" (Deut. xxxii, 80; xxviii, 7). When Israel went forth as the Deonlo of God. no armies oould stand before them, for God was with them to fight their battles (Dout. i, 80; ill, 82). When thoy went In their own strength, they wore easily overcome. With us now In this prosent life it must be a whole hearted reliance upon God either for salvation or for vlotory over self and sin; otherwise our enemies will be too strong for us. But, yielding to and relying upon Him, we shall sing, "Thanks be unto God, who glveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Cor. xv, 67). 16, 16. The Syrians, chafing under their defeat, gather others with them and return to fight with Israel, for the spirit of rebellion against God Is not easily put down. The spirit that was in Pharaoh and Sennacherib Is the spirit of the devil, who would, if possible, dethrono God Himself. It shall be fully manifest in tho last days in the person of the antiohrlst, who shall with his armies make war against the Lamb of God and His armies, but the Lamb shall ovoroome thorn for Ho is Lord of Lords and King of Kings (Rev. xlx, 10, 80; xvli, 14). The last phase of it shall be at the end of tho thousand years of Christ's personal reign, when the devil, loosed from the pit, 6hall make his last attack upon tho people of God (Rov. xx, 7-10). Every thought or aot against God and His word is a phase of this awful spirit whlob must finally find Its home whore it belongs, with the devil and his angels. 17, 18. David himself now takes the field and at least *0,700 Syrians ore slain and also the captain of their host. This also Is suggestive of our Lord Himself coming with His armies to ovorthrow the enemies of Israel, whon the slain shall bo so many that the house of Israel shall be seven months burying tho dead (Ezek. xxxlx, 12). This same Lord Jesus who has done and who shall do suoh groat and terrible things for Israel is our Saviour and Lord. By His finished work He gives us eternal redemption; because He livos we shall live who oro In Him, and in due time we shall oome with Him when He oomes to judge the nations (Col. ill, 4; Rev. xlx, 14; Math, xxv, 81). Let us only abide In His love and we need fear no evil. "If God be for us, who can be against us?" 10. "All the kings made peace with Israel and served them." In the days of whioh we have spoken, when our Lord shall come In power and glory, it Is written that "All kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him" (Ps. lxxli, 11). "All nations whom thou hast made shall oome and worship before Thee, O Lord, and shall glorify Thy name" (Ps. lxxxvi, 9). It Is also written of Israel in those days, "The nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea those nations shall be utterly wasted (Isa. lx, 12). Let us now submit wholly and cheerfully to the Prinoe of Peaoe and enjoy a foretaste of His kingdom. Paean. The Latin word from which pagan is ierived originally meant a fountain of spring; then the village which sprang ap around it, and finally the residents In the village. As Christianity took strong root at first in the large centers if population and the worship of the pagan deities lingered longest in the jountry and among the country villages it came to be understood that a pagan, 3r villager, was, in virtue of his residence, a worshiper of the old gods, and thus the term acquired its present significance. SUisccltaucous Reading. HIS SILVER ' JONCUE. Speech That Won Bryan the Nomination. REPLY TO SENATOR HILL An Eloquent Defense of the Platform. HIS V IOWA OH r IU?UUC, MiD AUWiira ?-. Tenure of Offloe, the Tariff and Btuinew?He Deelarea He la Ready to Meet the Gold Standard Men on Every Point. AU that the imagination pictures of Demosthenes and Cicero, all that we have heard of the great orators of the English tongue, was realized. HENRY GEORGE. The delegates sat as if enchanted. It was a display of eloquence pure and undented. Henry Clay himself could not have created so great a furore. AMOS J. CUMM1NGS. Bryan'8 speech was the finest I have ever listened to. JOHN P. ALTOELD. Here is the speech by W. J. Bryan in the national convention at Chicago that made him famous and that nominated him for the presidency: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen op the Convention: I would be presumptuous indeed to present myself against the distinguished gentleman to whom you have listened if (his wore but a measuring or ability, but this is not a contest among persona The humblest citizen in all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause is stronger than all the whole hosts of error that they can bring. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty?the cause of humanity. When this debate is concluded, a motion will be made to lay upon the table the resolution offered in commendation of tho administration, and also the resolution in condemnation of the administration. I shall object to bringing this question down to a level of persona The individual is an atom?he is born, he acts, he dies?but principles are eternal, and this has been a contest of principle. Never before in the history of this country has there been witnessed such a contest as that through which we have passed. Never before in the history of American politics has a great issuo been fought out as this issue has been by the voters themselvea On the 4th of March, 1895, a few Democrats, most of them members of congress, issued an address to the Democrats of the nation asserting that the money question was the paramount issue of tho hour, asserting also the right of a majority of tho Demo cratio party to control tne position 01 the party on this paramount issue, concluding with the request that all believers in free coinage of silver in the Democratic party should organize and take charge of and control the policy of the Democratic party. Three months later, at Memphis, an organization was perfected and the silver Democrats went forth openly and boldly and courageously proclaiming their belief and declaring that if successful they would crystallize in a platform the declaration which they had mado, and then began the conflict with a zeal approaching tho zeal which inspired the crusaders who followed Peter tho Hermit Our silver Democrats went forth from victory unto viotory until they are assembled now, not to discuss, not to debate, but to enter the judgment rendered by the plain people of this country. In this contest brother has been arrayed against brother and father against son. The warmest ties of love and acquaintance and association have been disregarded. Old loaders have been cast aside when they refused to give expression to the sentiments of those whom they would lead, and new leaders have sprung up to give direction to this cause of truth. Thus has the contest been waged, and we have assembled here under as binding and solemn instructions as wore ever fastened upon the representativef of a people. Wo do not como as individual Why, as individuals we might have been glad to compliment the gentleman from New York [Senator Hill]. But we knew that the peoplo for whom wo speak would never be willing to put him in a position<whero ho could thwart the will of the Democratic party. 1 say it was not a< question of persons; it was a question of principlo, and it if not with gladness, my friends, that we find ourselves brought into confliot with .those who are now arrayed on the othei side. The gentleman who just preoedec (Governor Russell) spoke of the old state of Massachusetts. Let me assure him that not one person*in all this convention entertains the (least hostility to the peoplo of the stato/of Massachusetts. But wo stand hero representing people who are the equals before the law of the largest citizens; in tho_. state of Massa chusetts. When you come before us and T1 tell us that we shall disturb your' busi- thi ness interests, we reply that you have op disturbed our business interests by your th course. Wo say to you that you have made thi too limited in its application the defl- on nition of the business man. The man nr who is employed for wages is as much G< a business man as his employer. The attorney in a country town is as much gr a business man as the oorpomtion ooon- Y< sel in a great metropolis. The merchant an at the arossroads store is as much a in business man as the merchant of New ret York. The farmer who goes forth in th the morning and toils all day, begins in oo the spring and toils all summer, and by en the application of brain and muscle to Bi the natural resources of this country oh creates wealth, is as much a business pr man as the man who goes upon the be board of trade and bets upon the price as of grain. The miners who go a thousand ca feet into the earth or olimb 3,000 feet de upon the cliffs and bring forth from pa their hiding places the preoious metals pr to be poured in the channels of trade are wi as much business men as the few fin an- th rial magnates who in a back room cor- wi ner the money of the world. th We come to speak for this broader wi class of business men. Ah, my friends, lit we say not one word against those who pe live upon the Atlantio coast; but those gl hardy pioneers who braved all the dan- w gers of the wilderness, who have made a] the desert to blossom as the rose?those ap pioneers away out there, rearing their w children near to nature's heart, where in they can mingle their voices with the h< voices of the birds; out there where fa they have erected sohoolhouses for the m education of their young, and churches dc where they praise their Creator, and tl cemeteries where sleep the ashes of their ? dead, are as deserving of the oonsidera- ti< tion of this party as any people in this to country. at It is for these that we speak. We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not gi a war of conquest We are fighting in h( the defense of our homes, our families m and posterity. We have petitioned, and ta our petitions have been scorned. We h( have entreated, and oar entreaties have ai been disregarded. We have begged and ti they have mocked, and our calamity t? came, we Deg no juugcr. wo cuunu ui no more. We petition no more. We hi defy them, ti The gentleman from Wisconsin has p< said he fears a Robespierre. My friend, ti in this land of the free yon need fear no p] tyrant who will spring up from among m the people. What we need is an Andrew se Jackson to stand as Jackson stood aj against the encroachments of aggran- ti dized wealth. st They tell ns that this platform was n< made to catch votes. We reply to them cf that changing conditions make new is- ti snes; that the principles upon which hi rest Democracy are as everlasting as the cj hills, trot that they must be applied to ai new conditions as they arise. Condi- w tdons have arisen, and we are attempt- pi . ing to meet those conditions. They tell ns that the income tax w , cmght not to be bronght in here. That f( is a new idea They criticise as for onr o: nrificism nf the snoreme court of the cl United States. My Mends, we have not n criticised; we have simply called atten- tl tion to what you know. If you want p , criticisms, read the dissenting opinions a, , of the court That will give you criti- h oisma They say we passed an unoonsti- t] tutional law. I deny it?the income tax 1< was not unconstitutional when it was d passed. It was not unconstitutional n when it went before the supreme court b for the first time. It did not beoomeun- a constitutional until one judge changed ci his mind; and we cannot be expected to v know when a judge will change his si mind. The inoome tax is a just law. It sim- n ply intends to put the burdens of gov- v eminent justly upon the backs of the c. people. I am in favor of an income tax. p When I find a man who is not willing U to pay his sharo of the burden of the d government which protects him, I find d a man who is unworthy to enjoy the tJ blessings of a government like ours. He says we are opposing the national at bank currency. It is true. If you will ti read what Thomas Benton said, you t< , will find that fie said tfiat in searomng , history he conld find but one parallel to , Andrew Jackson. That was Cicero, who n , destroyed the conspiracies of Catiline n and saved Home. He did for Rome e t what Jackson did when he destroyed \ . the bank conspiracy and saved. America a ( We say in our platform that we be- p , lieve that the right to coin money and t , issue money is a function of govern- g . ment We believe it We believe it is a lj . part of sovereignty, and can no more, with safety, be delegated to private in- v l dividual than j wo could afford to dele- t ; gate to private! individuate the power to p ; make penal statutes or to levy laws for v [ taxation. Mr. Jefferson, who was once i: : regardedias good Democratic-authority, a i seems to?havo a different opinion from ii ) the gentleman who has addressed us on e i the part of tho< minorfity. Those-who are f opposed to thds proposition tell us that a the issue of paper?money is a function ii I of the bank, and that the government E ought to go out of'the banking business. , I stand with Jefforaou rather \than with t them and tell tthem, as he did, that the c , issue of money lis a.function of *tho gov- a ernmerct and that*the banks ought to i , go out* of the govormnant business. g , They complain about the plankiwhich a declares against the ?lfe tenure injoffice. t ley have tried to strain it to mean at which it does not mean. What we pose in that plank is the life tenure at is being built up in Washington lich excludes from participation in a benefits the humbler members of r society. I cannot dwell longer in 7 limited tima [Cries of "Go onl > on!"] Let me call attention to two or three eat things. The gentleman from New irk says that he will propose an lendment providing that this change our laws shall not affect contracts alidy mada Let me remind him that ere is no intention of affecting those ntracts which, according to the preat laws, are made payable in gold, it if he means to say that we cannot ange our monetary system without otecting those who have loaned money fore the change was made, I want to nthoM in Itior err In mnrala hfl n find authority for not protecting the btors when the act of 1878 was jssed, but now insists that we must otect the creditor. He says he also suits to amend this law and provide at if we foil to maintain a parity [thin a year we will then suspend e oo in age of silver. We reply that ben we advocate a thing which we bejve will be successful we are not comilled to raise a doubt as to our own Qcerity by trying to show what we ill do if we can. I ask him, If he will iply his logic to us, why he does not iply it to himself? He says that he ants this country to try to secure an ternational agreement Why doesn't ? tell us what he is going to do if they il to secure an international agreeent? There is more reason for him to > that than for us to fail to maintain le parity. They have tried for 80 years -for 80 years?to secure an intern aonal agreement, and those are waiting r it most patiently who don't want it ; alL Now, my friends, let me come to the eat paramount issue. If they ask us ;re why it is that we say more on the oney question than we say upon the riff question, I reply that if protection is slain its thousands, the gold stand d has slain its tens of thousands. If tey ask us why we did not embody all teae things in our platform which we 5lievo, we reply to them that when we ive restored the money of the oonstituon all other necessary reforms will be Ksible and that until that Is done lere is no reform that can be aooom[ished. Why is it that within three onths such a change has come over the ntiment of this country? Three months jo, when it was confidently asserted int those who believed in the gold andard would frame our platform and Dminate our candidate, even the advo ites of the gold standard did not think lat we could elect a president, but they ad good reason for the suspicion, beinse there is scarcely a state here today iking for the gold standard that is not ithin the absolute control of the Roil bli can party. But note the change. Mr. McKinley as nominated at St Louis upon a plat>rm that declared for the maintenance f the gold standard until it should be hanged into bimetallism by an interational agreement Mr. McKinley was ae most popular man among the Renblioans, and everybody three months go in the Republican party prophesied is election. How is it today? Why, Knt. man who need to boast that he joked like Napoleon?that man ahuders today when he thinks that he was ominated on the anniversary of the attle of Waterloo. Not only that, bat s he listens he can hear with ever inreasing distinctness the sound of the raves as they beat upon the lonely bores of St Helena. Why this change? Ah, my friends, is ot the change evident to any one who rill look at the matter? It is no private baracter, however pore, no personal opularity, however great that can preset from the avenging wrath of an inignant people the man who will either eclare that he is in favor of fastening be gold standard upon this people or rho is willing to sorrender the right of 3If government and place the legislate control in the hands of foreign pojntates and powers. We go forth confident that we shall dn. Why? Because upon the paramount issue in this campaign there is ot a spot of ground upon whioh the nemy will daro to challenge battle. Vhy, if they tell us that the gold standrd is a good thing, we point to their latform and tell them that their platarm pledges tho party to get rid of a old standard and substitute bimetalLsm. 11 * 1 J ?n ft rvsvsis) tV>inr? JLX ?H6 gUiU Hiuiiuuiu ao a gwu ?hy try to get rid of it? I might call atention to the tact that some of the peolo who are if* this convention today and rho tell you that we ought to declare n favor of international bimetallism nd thereby declare that a gold standard i wrong and that the principle ot biaetallism is better?these very people our months ago were open and avowed dvocates of the gold standard and tellag us that we could not legislate two aetals together even with all the world. I want to suggest this truth?that if ho gold standard is a good thing we nght to declare in favor of its retention nd not in favor of abandoning it; and f the gold standard is a bad thing, why hould we wait until some other nations to willing to help us let go? Here is he line of battle. We care not upon which issue they force the fight W are prepared to meet them on either is sue or on both. If they tell us that th gold standard is the standard of oivili zation, we reply to them that this, th most enlightened of all the nations c the earth, has never declared for a^l standard and both the parties this yea are declaring against it If the gol standard is the standard of civilization why, my friends, should we not hav it? So, if they come to meet us on thai we can present the history of our nation More than that, we can tell thei this?that they will search the pages c history in vain to find a single instanc in which the common people of any lan have ever declared themselves in favc of a gold standard. They can find whex the holders of fixed investments have Mr. Carlisle said in 1878 that this we a struggle between the idle holders ( idle capital and the struggling masst ??~>nno thn oAAlth and nav th WJ1VP J/4VAIUW ?MV nw.~ ? ^ ^ taxes of the country; and, my friend) it is simply a question that we shall di cide upon which side shall the Demi cratio party fight?upon the side of tl idle holders of idle capital or upon tt side of the struggling masses? That! the question that the party must answ< first, and then it must be answered t each individual hereafter. The sympathies of the Democrat party, as described by the platform, ai on the side of the struggling masse who have ever been the foundation < the Democratic party. There are to ideas of government There are tho who believe that if you just legislai to make the well to do prospers their prosperity will leak through c those below. The Democratic idea hi been that if you legislate to make tl masses prosperous their prosperity wi find its way up and through every cla and rest upon it Ton oome to us and tell us that tl great cities are in favor of the go standard. I tell you that the great citi rest upon these broad and fertile pra ries. Burn down your cities and lea' our farms, and your cities will sprix up again as if by magio; but destn our farms, and the grass will grow i the streets of every city in this countr My friends, we shall declare that th nation is able to legislate for its ov people on every question without wai ing for the aid or consent of any otb nation on earth. Upon that issue v expect to carry every single state in th Union. I shall not slander the fair state < Massachusetts nor the state of Ne York by saying that when its citizej are confronted with the proposition, this nation able to attend to its ov business??I will not slander either oi by saying that the people of those stat will declare oar helpless impotency as nation to attend to oar own business. It is the issue of 1776 over agai Our ancestors, when bat 8,000,000, hi the courage to declare their political i dependence of every other nation up< earth. Shall we, their descendant when we have grown to 70,000,000, d olare that we are less independent thi oar forefathers? No, my friends, it wi never be the judgment of this people. Therefore, we care not upon wh lines the battle is fought If they & bimetallism is good, but we cannot ha it till some nation helps us, we rep that instead of having a gold standa because England has, we shall resto bimetallism and then let England ha bimetallism because the United Stat has. If they dare to come out and in t! open and defend the gold standard aa good thing, we shall fight them to t uttermost having behind us the px duoing masses of this nation and t! world Having behind us the comm( cial interests and the laboring interest and all the toiling.masses, we shall a swor their demands for a gold standa by saying to them: Yoa shall not pre down upon the brow of labor this crov of thorns. Yon shall not crucify ma kind upon a cross of gold TILLMAN AT CHICAGO. One of the most exciting episodes the national Democratic conventi* was the debate on Thursday betwo Tillman and Hill on the currency sue. The press report is as follows: Senator Ben Tillman of South C? olina, mounted the stage to open t great debate in behalf of free coinag A striking figure he was as he fac the audience. With no pretensio in dress, shabby coated, wearing - 1 ? /lhnin a/lr/UI hia hrAAl U Lieu v_y on *ci i/uaiu uviuw ?? he instantly drew the eyes of t 20,000 people present. They turn* toward him as if be were an antag nist. His thickset, commanding for was full of defiance. His hes thrown back, was round and compa< His features strong and powerful, we cast in a classic mould. The nose w straight, the lips thin and compresse the jaw square and pugnacious, but t sunken cavity which marked his 1< eye gave to his face a sinister exprc sion. It was a face once seen uev to be forgotten. On one lapel of t coat he wore a Cuban flag, on t! other a pitchfork. One moment the 20,000 people he their breath. Then they broke tort Cheers, mingled with hisses, rent tl air. Mr. Richardson, who was wiel ing the gavel, with the aid of the a sistantsergeant-at-arms, suddenly su pressed the demonstration. His fii sentence showed that he had a goo well modulated voice, but as be pt ceeded he pitched it in a key so shr that it grated like a hie. It was cha acteristic from the beginning. Tillman realized that so far as tl galleries were concerned, he faced i audience which he felt was large hostile. He introduced himself them by saying that he came befo them as he was; not as "the lyii newspapers had represented him to b< A round of applause greeted this a 6 nuuncement, but it was drowned in the >- storm of hisses from the galleries which e was increased to a perfect whirlwind . of sibilant sound as be added : "I came from a state which was the home of secession." * Senator Tillman turned defiantly and d fiercely surveyed the vast eongregar tion who were hissing him. With a g contemptuous toss of hisliead he looked down at the silver delegates before. ^ him, bis eye blazing, and said : 6 "There are only three things that ? hiss," said he with a curl of bis thin L lips, "a goose, a serpent and a man." Raising his head and addressing the Q " a. ?3 iL.i aL galleries, oe anouieu iuub iuo mnu nuu hissed South Carolina forgot the his- . ? tory of the Revolution when that state d kept the fires of liberty. This pro? voked a wild demonstration. "South Carolina, in 1860," he said, "led the fight in the Democratic party * which disrupted it." is "Secession," he continued, while the rf galleries hissed, "brought about the ? war, the war which emancipated the black man.'? 16 "Now," he added, sweeping his hand through the air above his bead, "we y are leading the fight to emancipate y the white slaves." This time the silie ver men had their innings, but they did not applaud very loudly when he 16 declared that with conditions reversed l* he was willing to again see the Demo?r cratic party disrupted, y As he proceeded the galleries again hissed and several times the sergeantat-arms threatened to clear the galleries. The silver men had a chance re to shout their approval when he dea, clared that they were adopting a new Declaration of Independence of "16 to 1" or bust. The storm of hisses issued forth * again when he repudiated the denial be that this was a sectional contest. h "I say it is a sectional issue," he ^ cried, "and it will prevail." After the pyrotechnic expression, so cbaracteris19 tic of the man, be drifted into statis10 tics to show the bondage of the south 11 and west to the east, and these dry gg figures gave the galleries another opportunity to cry him down. "Time, time, time," they shonted. ? 16 This roused the senator again .to angry Id resentment. He paced the platform as like an enraged lion. "I know, I know," he .cried, with with arm aloft, "you are against us. There is not a paper in this city that 'S is not in the power of money influyy ences. They will not give us a fair In show. They characterize us as howl_ ing dervishes and silver lunatics." Many of the delegates crowded up' the aisles and stood at the foot of the 'u stage studying inienuy me ieamres ui t- the man before them, er Senator Tillman declared that the 7G only way to avert a revolution was to . , select a man whose record would fit the platform. Soon the hissing began again at some radical utterance and of the South Carolinian took occasion to jt w say that "four years ago the New York M senator was hissed as I am now. - Where is Nefr York now ? Where Is New York's leader ?" From the gal^ lery came the cry, "In the soup," ie which brought down a wave of cheers es for Hill, topped with a foam of hisses. a Tillman stayed, waiting for the noise to subside, and then putting his hand before his mouth for a speaking trum?* pet, called like a foghorn in defiance: . id "You can just as well understand D. that I am going to have my say if I _ stand here until sundown." JQ He was permitted to go on with comparative quiet for the chairman bad ,e" pleaded with the auditors and threatin ened to clear the galleries. He sur111 prised his hearers anew by an attack on Senator Hill because the senator at from New York had refused to make jy the first speech on the platform and ? give the South Carolina than the reply. , . Incidentally he said of Hill: J, "He despised the president of the United States in 1892 ; since then he 16 has bad cause to more than despise to him." He scored Hill for assuming es the role of apologist for the adminishe tration. i a "But as Grover Cleveland stands be for gold?" he began, whereupon a ^ "Hurrah for Cleveland" tfas shouted, ke which drew quite a hearty response from tne galleries, ine aiiac* uu tue president which .followed did not find ^ marked demonstration of approval. n* "Now, I want jtou all to listen," rd Tillman shouted, and then he read ?s the substitute resolution which is as tm follows: n- "We denounce the admistration of President Cleveland as undemocratic and tyranical, and as a departure from these principles which are cherished in by all liberty loving Americans. The an veto power has been used to thwart en the will of the people as expressed by is- their representatives in congress. Tne appointive power has been used to ir- susidize the press, to debauch congress be and to overawe and control the citi;e. zens and their free; exercises of their ed constitutional rights as voters. A ns plutocratic depotism is thus sought to a be established on the ruins of the rest, public. he "We repudiate the construction ed placed on the financial plank of the ;o- Democratic national convention by m Secretary Carlisle^ contrary to the d, plain meaning of English words and as st. being an act of bad faith, deserving re the severest censure. The issue of as bonds in time of peace with which to ' id, buy gold to redeem coin obligations of he the government of the United States, jft the proceeds to pay the primary ex$ penses of the government, are both er unlawful and usurpations of authority ? ? 1 A If * lis deserving lmpeacnineut. lie The first sentence was a firebrand whffch ignited a great blaze of bisses Id and a counter flame of cheers could not h. equal tbe bisses and tbe entire reading be of tbe resolution was fiercely biased, d- He finished with a warning to tbe delis egates that they must unite the silver p- forces for victory. st "You're no Democrat," shonted some d, one in tbe galleries, to which Delegate o- Marsten of Louisiana, who distinill guisbed himself on tbe first day of the tr- convention by developing a remarkable case of stage fright and at tbe be same time unquenchable thirst, tried an to ask a question, but be was howled ly down. to Senator Tillman concluded by pledgre ing South Carolina's solid vote to any og good straight silver candidate. As he B.' descended from the stage the delegates n- set up a great shout for Hill.