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emocratic North we ircufafion, 2250. ESTABLISHED A. D. 1852. NAPOLEON, O., THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1896. VOL.XLIV-NO.22. ST YAN. HIS SILVER T0NGUE. Speech That Won Bryan the Nomination. REPLY TO SEITATOX KILL. An Eloquent Defense of the Plitforrc. ZiiB T!ott on Flnnnco, tlic Inrtemo Tax, T'.nur;) of Ol'.lw, ti; TeirllT iind liiui ri.e. IIo Doclun-s tlo J:i Kewty to Hlowt tha Coed Stan.ku'c: tn-'ii on Ewry Jolnt. AH Unit the immjirmtiim jMnrcn of i.-emoMicnies inul 'tveru, all 1h:L iiv Imrt: u nrd of the ;wt trruUitv of 14m Ewjitii tua'jue, xeus rctilt-i d. iizxnv geo nti". The delrqtiU-a net. cs if enchanted. Tt tnisit dh'phty at cikiknii'i wn nil 'J tin diUtd. Minus (7(1 hiimxlf cimhi not htii'C ei'cati'd di iji'uil il furm'i'. AMOS J. i'VJrlXXG& Lsntu' spiserh vn i h:flm-M-1 hurc civr IteLCMd to. JUilS I'. ALTOELJt. Here is tho speech by W. J. TU-y-an in the national convention ut Chicago that nuule him famous, and that uoininai.eJ him fur the leeesi deney: Lilt. OlAUUIAX AND C: l:MLn:,!7.N 01' THE CONVENTION : I would bo presumptuous indeed to present myself against tin; distinguished gentlemau to whom you have listened if this wore bat a mot, -uritig of ability, but this is not a content among persons. The- humblest ritir.i :i it: all tlu land whea chid in the wajor of a righteous cause is stronger than all the whole Lest of error thet they ran brir.;;. I oi mo to speak to you in eief-tiso of a i-:;tj:W as holy an iho raw? .f liberty the o;.u.-o cf hwanuiity. When this d.-hato ii conolw'od, a mo tion will bo niaeio to L.y upon tho table fhi re-S'dutioa ofTeri'e'; in eiiinr-ie'relation o: the ;;d;t;inisfrutie.n. and also the rcs oHtioa in eoneIortu:ari' a of the admin istration. I diall ol-je-e-r to bringing this ijnntion down to a loved of persons-. Tiio iadivi.Inrtl i.: an a! - in ho L Utu, he :' ; , ho U-s tout prim i" ' arM-ter-aai. ami this law bo. a a m:u--t of priu- ,-; r uol'T'' :n ti "V has !'a ro b; o -t a-; that throo.i histo:-r ,,f t!:is '. wifTlrf'd rilK'h a h which wo have in th.o hi!oi-.' of i 7 rii'itn poiita-s ht: T ri-.t cnt a thin iF.ni' has bn jr tho i hoinsolvoi Ontho-ithof 3!arch, i f.-w I w-s-rats, most of thorn It rio:t;'.i rs f o :i,',"-v."s, issBcd an arldtcsB to tho DonsXTuts of tho nation :--sorting that the inou(y question vi!S the pura monnt issue of the hour, aa:ertinct also tho right of n majority of tho Demo cratic party to control the position of the party on thirf ptiramonnt issue, con cluding with tho request that all believ ers in free coinage of silver in the Dem ocratic party should organize and take chare of and control the policy of the Democratic party. Three months later, at Memphis, an organization was perfected and tho sil ver Democrats v."out forth openly and boldly and courageously proclaiming their belief and declaring that if success ful they would crystallise in a plutforin tho declaration vohich they had made, and then began the conflict with a zeal approaching tho zeal which inspired the crusaders who followed Peter the Her mit. Our silver Democrats went forth from victory unto victory rmtil they are assembled- now, cot to discuss, not to de bate, but to enter the judgment ren dered by tho plain people cf this coun try. In this contest brother has been ar rayed against brother and father against sen. The warmest ties of low and acquaintance and itfscriation have been disregarded. Old leaders have bcou cast aside when they rofuscd to give espres sicn to the sentiments of those whom I hey would lead, ar.d now leaders have i prung up to give direction to this eauso of truth. Thus has the contest been waged, and wo have assembled here under as bind ing and solemn instructions as wero ever fastened upon tho representatives of a people. We do not come as indwrid uahi. Why, as individuals we might have been glad to compliment tho gen tleman from New York Senator Hill. But we knew that the people for whom we speak would never be willing to put him iu a position where he oould thwart tho will of the Demoejutic party. I say it was not a question of person? ; it wa a question of principle, and it is not with gladness, my friends, that we find ourselves brought into conflict with those who are now arrayed on the other side. I The gentleman who just preceded (Governor Russell) spoke f the. old state of Massachusetts. 1 t cis assure him that not ono prrsrii i:i nil this con vention entertains the least hostility to the peopled thestateef Massachusetts. But wi Miami hire r presenting Hple who are tho . qual.i 1 ei'ero tho lav i f the largest citizens in the so.:te of Massa Ihusetts. Who", you rotre before ns and f r-Il us that v-e shall disturb yeur busi ne;s interests, -,ve reply that you have disturbed our business i.iterests by your cerate. Yv"e say to you that you have made too limited in its application the deti niriou of the business man. Tho man who is employed for wages is mi mitoh a business man as hi:; employ, r. Th'j attorney iu a country town is as much a business man as the corporation coun sel in a great metropolis. Tho merchant at the crossroads storo is as much a business man as the merchant of Xew York. Tho farmt r who gtx-s forth in tho morning and toils all day, C;ogius in the spring and toils all snmnier, i:nd by the application of brain and muscle to tho natural resources of this country creates wealti; is as uracil a business , : '0rS n N A 1 ( i, ' A h L r'- ii i "' - 1 1 a i - i in i man as tho man ulio goes upon tho board of trade and bets upon tho price of grain. The miners who go a thousand feet into the earth or climb 2, 000 feet upon the cliffs and bring forth from their hiding places the precious metals to be poured in the channels of trade arc j as much business men as the few flnan- I eial magnates who in a back room cor- i ner the money of the world. We come to speak for this broader class of business men. Ah, my friends, wo say not one word against those who live upon tho Atlantic coast; but theso hardy pioneers who braved all the dan gers cf the wilderness, who have made the desert to blossom us the rose those pioneers away out there, rearing their children near to nature's heart, whero they can mingle their voices with tho voices of the birds; out there where they have erected sehfjolhouses for tho education of their young, and churches where they praise their Creator, and cemeteries whore sleep the ashes of their dead, aro as deserving of the considera tion of this party as any people in this country. It is for theso that we epeak. Wo do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest. Wo aro fighting in the defense of our homos, our families and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned. Wo have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded. We have begged and they have mocked, and our calamity came. Wo beg no longer. We entreat no more. We petition no more. We defy them. The gentleman from Wisconsin has said ho fears a Robespierre. My friend, in this land of the free you need fear no tvrsnt who will spring op from among tile peepie. vvr.ar. we neon ;:: zv. i--.!t" T Jackson to stand a.i Jackson stood against tlio ourruirhmcuts of aggrau-dia-d wealth. i They tell us thai thin platform wag made to catcii votes. Wo reply to thera that ehii-ging condi! iocs make new is- ' suis; chat tho principles upon which1 rest Doiuccnioy ara ax everlasting as the hills, but that they must bo applii'd to I now conditions as the j arise. Condi- tions havi nrisvn, and wo aro ata;n:pt- ing to mies rlioso conditions. ' They tell us t.'mt the income t?.z j iir.ght ijot to lx hr' nglit in hero. That ) is a new i lea. They criticise us for our criticism of tho supremo court of the United StaS'.n. Ify friends, we have not irriticised; wo have-simply called atten- j tion U) what you know. IE you want ! er'iieh-ns, ruail tho dissinting opinions ! of tin court. That will give you eriti- ! eisms. They say v.-e passed an unconsti- j tutional law. 1 d-.'uy it the- income tux j was not unconstitutional wheu it was j passed. It was not uticonstitnticnal ; wiien it went before the supremo court ; for the first time. It did not become nil- p(v,!-.tit!Jtional until one judge changed ' BRYAN AIT his mifid ; and we cannot be expected to know when a judge will change his mind. The income tas is a jnst law. It sim ply intends to put the burdens of gov ernment justly upon tho backs of the people. I am in favor cf an income tax. When I find a man who is not willing to pay his sharo of (lie burden of the government which protects him, I find a man who is unworthy to enjoy tho blessings cf a government like ours. ; He says wo are opposing tho national bank currency. It in true. If you will read what Thomas Benton said, yon will find that he said that in searching history he could find hut one parallel to Andrew Jackson. That- was Cicero, who ; destroyed the conspiracies of Catiline and saved Kowe. Eo did for Rome : what Jackson did when he destroyed the hank conspiracy and saved Amsriea. We say in our platform that we be lieve that the right to coin money and issue money is a function of govern ment. We believe it. We believe it is a part of sovereignty, and can no more, j with safety, be delegated to nrivato in- l dividnals than we could afford to delo- gate to private individuals the power to make pnaial statutes or to levy laws for taxation. Mr. Jefferson, who was ouoo regarded as good Democratic authority, seems to have a different opinion from the .gentleman who has addressed us on tho part of tho minority. These who aro npposed to this proposition tell us thut the issue of paper money is a function of the bank, and that the government ought to go out of the banking business. I stand with Jefferson rather than with them and tetl them, as be did, that the issue of money is a function of tho gov ernment and that the banks ought to go out of the government Lusine.-s. They complain about tho plank which declares against the life mire, in cClcc. They have tried to strain ij to mean that wtneh it dois not mean. VThat we eppow in that rlank is O.e life tenure that is being built up ;a Washington which er.chiihs from pa'ticipatioTi in tho benefits tho humth r numbers of cur socii ry. I cannot dwell longer iu my limited tiix:o. Criea cf "Go ojij (io on!" Let mo call a :f ontic-i t:i two cr thm; g:-at tilings. Tho gentleman from JTow York says that ho will propeso an amendment p.roviiiing that this change in our laws shall not affect contracts al ready made. Lot remind him that there is no intention of affecting those contracts which, according io tho pres ent laws, are made payable in gold. But if lie means to say that wo cannot change our monetary sytem without p retorting tin o w ho have li ir.ncd money before tho change was made, I want to ask him where, in law or in morals, he can find authority for aot protecting the debtors when tiio act of was passed, but. now insists that we must protect the creditor. He says tie also wants to amend this law and provide thnt if wo fail to maintain a parity within a year we will then suspend tho coinage of silver. We reply that when we advocate a thing which we be lieve will be successful we aro not com pelled to raiso a doubt as to our own sincerity by trying to show what we will do if we can. I ask him, if he will apply his logic to us, why he does not apply it to himself? Ee says that he wants this country to try to secure an international agreement. Why doesn't he toll us what ho is going to do if they fail to secure an inter:: ationul agree ment? There is more r-ason for him to do that than for us to f;r l to maintain tho parity. They have frhrl for CO years for 80 years to scv.ro an interna tional agreement, a::d these tiro waiting for it most patiently who don't want it at nil. Now, my friends, let co come to tho great paramount issne. If they ask us here why it is that we say moro on tho money question than we say upon tho tariff question, I reply thut if protection has slain its thousands, the gold stand ard has slain its tons of thousands. If they ask us why v;e did not cinbody all theso things in our platform which we believe, we reply to Hum that when we havo restored the mow y of the constitu tion all other notossary reforms will be possible and that until that is done there is no reform that can bo accom plished. Why is it that within three months such a chango has come over the sentiment of this country? Three months ago, when it was confidently asserted that those who believed in tho gold standard would frame our platform and nominate our camh.S.te, ov u die advo cates tho gold standard did not think that wo ccTiid lectitpresideut, but titer had good ason for tho sr.: r.iciou, bo cause there is Fcarcc.'ya .into hero t-od.i;-asking fi.r the gold standard thut is not within the ab.-oiu?.' ci.o.tiul of the publican party. Dot citte tho oiianuc llr. IJeSisih y was nominated at'fct Louis upon a plat form that declared' for the maintei un.ee of tho gol.5 standard until it should he changed i;to bhurtxllhaa U? an inter national agreement. Mr. MrEIiulcy wtui thu most popular man among the re publicans, and pvcry'jcdy thien months ego in the Republican party prophesied his election. How is it today? Why, that man wlio used, in boast that he looked like 'N.'apolcoi: that man shud ders today when he thinks thai he was nominated on tho anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. K it only tiiat, but as ho listens can he.tr with 'v ; in creasing distinctness th sound of the; waves as they l:i at uv.on the lor.clr sher"S of St. Helena. Why this change? Ah, my friends, is aot the chawus wident to any one who I D will Look at the Matter? It is no private character, however pure, no personal popularity, however great, that can pro tect from tile avenging wrath cf an in dignant people the man who will cither declare thut he is in ftivor of fastening tho gold standard upon this people or who is willing to surrender the right cf self government and place the legisla tive control in the hands of foreign po tentates trad powers. Wo go forth confident that- wc shtill win. Whv? Bcttiinsc nvtm tho wtr.v mount issue in this catnptvSgn there is not a spot of ground upon which the enemy will dan- to challenge battle. Why, if they toll us that the gold stand ard is a good thing, wo point, to their platform and tell thorn that their flat form pledges tho party to got rid of a gold standard and substitute bimetal- lism. " l - - - t P; -4a; rtJ Y If tne gold standard is a good ttnng, j k; Lnv. Vm Dotntx-rath; idea has why try to get rid of it? I might call at- j lx,..n (1.at it Tr,a p.pslaho to make the tention to th.o tact that some of the poo- , ;nU!;,( S rr;;SI., r0lM uKr prosperity will pie who aro in this convention today und ; fiR(i j ; . x.:v- np ,iuti tsrc.;;gh wry clasa who tell you that v;o ought to declurt; 1U1( r, ri--,;;u jj, in favor of mternaticntd bimetallism 1 Ycu CGr,0 us that the and thereby declare that a gold standard , feT(,llf., ,.lt;r, . ju jSjVor nf j,0jj is wrong and that tho principle! of bi- standard. I tell you thai the great cities metallism is be (titer thtise very people j r,.s6 uptn theso bread and fertile prai fcur months ago wero open and avowed r;( S. J3ur:i down you? cities raid leave advccatx-3 of the gold standard and te 11- j our fanus, and your cities will spring ing us that wo could not legislate two np af;rii:i as if by magic ; but destroy metals together even with all the world, j our farms, and tho grass will grow in I want to suggest this truth that if j streets cf every city in this country. the gold standard is a good thing wo ought to declare in favor of its retention and not in f aver of abandoning it ; and if tho gold standard is a bad thing, why should we wait until some other nations are willing to help us lot go? Here is the lino of battle. Wo caro not upon which issue they, force the fight. .We Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report fcV fi. r w 4 are prepared to mvt the. a on it!:i r Is- ; sue orou kerb. If they toll us tha? tho 1 gold sr.iuiiar:! i.; the s! '.t'.iiav.l c f eivili- ' zation, w reply tof'.i" m that this, the; most enlightened of all too ur.th-ns of tho earth, h.y. ;:ev r ..ohtrod lev a gold j standard and both t::c parties ti.i year I aro dccjarti;:.- aga'.'ts.t it I- t ee gole. standard is tho s::!:ri.j:"l of civii'rtafioo, why, my in: -ttus. she::'.! vo not have it? hk), if they come t s inert rs e:i that, wo :;.u pros- 33 the history ei oar ration. More th;..i that. v C3ii t ! them! this that, t'yy will s- arc!; the pages of j history m vaia to find 1 angle iiistanc ie: wb.iehtiie common r-'onh".)!' any latid j have ever declared thorejeelvs iu favor i of a gold standard. They can find when: I the holder,; of fixed iiive.irments havo. E W A. L J V ' -Ar I v " 1 ' ' ' ' ' ' v j Sir. Carlisle saiti in 1-VoV ', ,i..,, . ! a. struggle between the idle holders of idle capital and tho struggling masses who produce the wealth and pay the taxes of tho country ; and, my friends, it is simply a question that wo shall de cide upon which side shall the Demo cratic party fight upon tho side of the idle holders of idle capital or upon the side of tho struggling masaes? Thut is tho question that the party nmst answer first, and tltt n it mirt bo answered by each individual hereafhr. Tho svmnutkies of tho Democratic party, a rh senbrd hy tho platform, am , s.-vihe-l hy tho platform, an? on the side- i f the stittggliug m:iK:te:, who hevo cvfr htoti tho foundation cf tho Dcmei ratio party. Them aro two ideas of gove:":::: ;it. There aro thOaB who be liove tiiat if vou ra:;t h.'gislato i to make tho well to do prosperous j I their prosptrity will leak thr My friends, we shall declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on. every question without wait ing for the aid cr consent of any other nation on earth. Upou that issue wc expect to carry every single state in this Union. " ' - ' ' " f fvhaU not slander the fair state cf 'ir.-Ttts nor the state ri JTcw Yi rk bv sav wi'.eu its citizens aro confronti d with t!! proposition, Is this uatir.u able to attend to its owu bucinoss? I will not. .'.lander eith r ono by saying tha; the i.er;;h: of th'-:e; states will ilielaro ear ): iplcss impotene-y as a, nat.ii ti to at fetid to ever own business. It is Ihe iseae of 17T(i over ngaiu. Onr ancestor.-, wiva out :t.t,00,POii, had the courage U d-.-r !ar- the-ir political in hep. relene.) of i-vi ry -'ther aation upon 'ai'fh. hali we, tlieir descoinhmts, v.hcu we have prtAvn to 70, W.O.OOO, de-j"la:-e t'tat wo aro less independent than ur forefathers? So, my friends, it will cevi.r ho t!i. judgment of this peoph-j. Thorefi ,ro, wo c;u'e not upou what iikMHiuiMrt,. j fnufht. If thev sav .y. -;..-i'.f' it; t. I J bimetallism is good, but we cannot have it till some uufion helps us, wo reply that, instead of having a gold standard bceairso England lias, we shall restore bimetallism and them let England have bimetallism Decrease the United States lias. If they daro to eon;- out and in the open and defend tho geld standard as a good thing, wo shall light them to tho uttermost, having behind ns the pro ducing masses of this nation and tho world. Having hi hind us tho commer cial interests and tho laboring interests, and all the toiling masses, wo shall an- ' Kv'r tiH''r demiiuils for a gold standard I i y wJu: 11 ua'n,:.. L,lu Hinul mn PrrsH uiivei upon er.e. unnv oi. lai'or uu:i crown of tht.itis. You shall in. i ci'Uiiify man kind .rm i of .'J'l. rCothiliir H:tjh;r Thim tho Kief, "The (ier-nans ehrrr-.-s idn the aca as ! Urc liwt cavil in tin' JwU cow. Why:''' I'er leer-it Ivirif a-n-detl for zc iniij- -Truth. IIi;i;;!:t of : "Was K. " l''ll!li'lis! 1 even ttilk'ivi ivo him." I 'hie;: -jo l'. i; a new bicvr'.i! sr. Thee tipe "Oh. pa," ....;cl:.! Pr-t tin:.' he nii'iisli's, a'or't ;tt ' kle.il Trout. iK-il little Johnny. t!m ,i ir -ut. ''it's act thj ton a u script. Judicial Convention! Fare to Lima Keturn. The Limn 'orthern will sill tickets to Lima anil return, for Jmlieial Con- i vention, at one fare 0 round trip. Tickets on sale July 20th and 21-t, gorVl 'returning J jiffy 2Hrd. ( .i lU!