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THE CIIANUTE TIMES.
(Twenty-five Years Old.) C. S. NATION, Editor and Proprietor. Terms: $I.OO per Year FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897. The TIMES Runrnnteos to its advertisers the liirueHt circulation of nny pa nor published iu the city of C'lianute.or we will make nocliariie lor advertising, will' suofccnpuim duokh hi oiieu for tho iuspectiou of our putronB. Republcan County Ticket. For County Treasurer D. L. HOUSTON For County Clerk B. AV. GARVIN For Sheriff C. F. FRANGE. For Register of Deads J. N. CUTLER For County Coroner R. C. CRANDON For County Surveyor W.G. AVILLIAMS For Commissioner, 2nd District T. B. LIMHOCKER. Republican Township Convention. The Republicans of Tioga township will meet at the township hall on Sat urday, Sept. 2."th, at 4 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of nominating town ship ticket. A. F. Blackbukn, Committeeman. In a letter to the Mail and Breeze, John J. Ingalls, among other things, has the following to say of Win. J. Bryan's speech at Atchison a cetiple of weeks ago: Mr. Bryan has a strong, sturcy ruling presence and his manner on the platoon here was easy, offhand and colloquial without much energy and no attempt at what is common ly called eloquence. He let off no fire works, nor any sky-scrapers. He had no studied sentences, nor any flights or phrases that had been composed. His few gestures were montonous and mechanical Iske the moiions of a labore at the bench or the forge. There was neither pero ration no' exordium nor climax in his address, no coherence in his thoughts, nor grace in their delivery. It was a tipical stump speech, the rolling praire of oratory without height or hills or visible horizon. Erom a less interesting person than Mr. Bryan it would have seemed or dinary and commonplace, and been like the seed which fell by the way side. Nothing Mr. Bryan has done so far entitles him to be classified among the intellectually great. He has disclosed no creative nor con structive power. He exhibits no reserved force. Apparently he is not a student. He shows no marks of growth and development from the activity through which he has passed. His nature is neither deep nor profound. He does not go down to the roots of things. He is an opportunist, and his conduct is for the emergency. Nothing gives Mr. Bryan less concern than facts. If facts collide with his theories so much the worse for the facts. Facts may change, but theories are im movable. Mr. Bryan was confront ed at Atchison by a condition that confounded all his theories; by facts that domolished all his predictions, but he was in no wise disconcerted by detection. Like the the trapeze performer, who, hanging head down ward in mid air, simultaneously with the bang of the drum, swings thro.igh space and grasps the dis tant bar while the spactators ap plaud the agility which has conquer ed the law of gravitation, so Bryan, in the presence of dollar wheat, general prosperity and an inunda tion of money, jumped from the Chicago platform, and with the bang of the drum, landed with both feet on bimetallism and the law of the shortage in Europe and if Mc Kinlcy was the author of the famine in India! After the applause which followed this pleasantry had subsid ed, he quoted Blaine, Sherman and Carlisle on the evils of the contrac tion of the currency by the demone tization of silver, unmindful of the fact that we have the largest amount of full legal tender silver money possessed by any ration. Many cross-road students of political economy are beginning to preceive that the price of commodities de pends more on the number of peo ple that want them, than on the number of dollars that have been Coined, and that if a man these days lias & thousand bushels of number one wheat he will have no practical trouble about his per capita. Bry an's strength with the silver demo cracy, the silver Republicans and the Populists appears to be unim paired. There is no rival in sight. He is, perhaps, more formidable than a stronger man would be, be cause he will excite less antagonisms among competitors. We should do well not to disparage him, nor to underrate the power of the revolu tionary movement he represents, demand and supply. Last fall his indispensable recipe for good times was an increase of the per capita by the immediate free and unlimit ed coinage of silver at the ratio of 1 6 to i. Silver and wheat were the Siamese twins of his debate. Low silver, low wheat. High silver, nigh wheat. But something has cut the ligament. The twins are separ ated. The teter board illustration vorks the wrong way. Silver is lower than ever before. Wheat is higher than in many years. No re publican claims that the McKinley administration and the Dingley bill are the sole causes of dollar wheat and the well-being of the farmer. All that we insist is that these are a refutation of the sophistries of 1896. Mr. Bryan at Atchison gaily and airily ignored the discrepancy be tween his prophecies and the mar ket quotations, never alluded to 16 to 1 nor the connection between dollars and prices, but inquired with much severity if Dingley caused "Let us suppose," says Mr. Bry an, in his lolo speech. We are walled in and have just wheat en ough to last a year and the wheat is devided into two piles, one man owning one pile, and another man the other, and suppose one pile is burned, would not the other pile of wheat be doubled in value, the de mand remaining the same and the supply being cut in two? We have in the world two piles of money, gold and silver. Suppose you de stroy one-half the money, wipe out the white pile, leav.ng the yellow pile to do the business formerly done with both piles, is it not ap parent that the value of the gold is doubled? This destruction of sil ver has been actually accomplished by law, and the contest now is whether those who own the gold are to be allowed to cut in two die value of all the property in the world by destroying one-half the money in the world"? Probably no populis tic argument is used with such force now that wneatand silver have come to the "parting of the ways" as this one, and none shows the sur face indications of being more hon est and logical. Many things have that appearance however that are not: People believed for many years thst the earth was flat. Tis not so long ago that a simple color ed man was born to fame by declar ing, "the sun do move," he too was following the surface indications, for it surely has that appearance. 1 he trouble with all tree silver men seems to be that they fail to recognize the diffarence between a standard of value and a circulating medium. Any government can con struct a monitary system. They can have a unit which they can call a dollar, Sovereign, Franc, Mark, Ruble, Yen or Ruple, and it may act as a local measure. But it is not a standard, and it will circulate for exactly what the metal is worth beforo it was coined or named, no more, no less. Suppose we forget all we know about our financial sys tem, we start out to establish one. We want bimetalism. We find for instance that a quantity of wheat equaling one bushel, will exchange in the market for 25 8-10 gr. gold or 4122 gr. silver, so we coin 25 8-10 gr. gold or 4122 gr. silver In to a dollar. (A reward is offered to any one who will start a bimetall ic system on any but the marke value of the metals.) Have we changed the relation between the quanitity of wheat and silver or of wheat and gold. Then suppose at the end of the month, year or cen tury we concluded to stop the coin age of the gold, the supply of gold, silver and wheat remaining the same one to the other do we not find one bushel of wheat, 2? 8-10 gr. gold, 4122 gr. coined silver, ex changing at the same ratio. Evi dently the measuring prosess con sumes no metal and is not a strain on the material used. Values are made by comparison only. Now if the strain is not on the money as a measure, it must be in the increased use of the metal as a circulating medium and as the circulating me dium has increased largely the world over, it is hard to see just how the cutting off of the "white pile" as Mr. Bryan calls it, has ap preciated the value of gold. However we have no fear for the gold stand ard, our free silver friends could make a silver dollar and put little or much silver in it as they liked, but the price of every bushel of wheat bought in Chanute would still be made on the exchange rate of the pound sterling; the standard . of value. The gold standard made by no government and never coined as a full legal tender. V. K. Morse, a (luilford-tp pop says supply and demand have noth ing to do with the price of wheat; most of the pops in this sectkn claim a shortage of wheat in India is the cause of the good prices of wheat, flax, corn, oats, hogs, cat tle, chickens, eggs, butter, potatoes and etc., in this country. Well, let the statesmen figure out the cause of prosperity in Kansas all they want to, the Kansas farmers are getting the result and feel pret ty well satisfied, so much so that the country is reasonably safer in the hands of the republican party for a vcar or two at least. Why do the pop papers keep so mum about the extra session? Some of the republican papers have been mean enough to suggest that in the general advancement of all commo dities the price 01 Kansas has also Lrone uo and it will reciuire stuff to do business with this legislature, should it meet again . Council Proceedings. The city council, met last Monday night and transacted some Important business. A contract was entered In to with the Forest Oil Company for gas to run the water works' power house, at $1.00 per tin nth for one year, Two sewer contracts were awarded, The main sewer was given to J. F. Watkins. of Clinton, Mo., for the sum of 2,T00 and the lateral went to J. M Recce, of Chanute, for $423. The Veterans were given free use of water for the three davs of the Reunion in October. J. M. Reece was also award ed a contract for excavating un open ditch across the bottoms, east of town, at "i cents per square yard. Excursions via. Santa Fe. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 4th to Dth, account of Priest of Pallas Parade. One fare for round trip; tickets on sale Oct. 3rd to 9th. Goood for return Oct. 0th. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 4th to 9th, ac count St. Louis fair; one fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale Oct. 3rd to 8th. Good for return Oct. lltli. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 8th to Oct. 23rd account of St. Louis Exposition. One and one-third fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale Sept. 7th and each Tuesday and Thursday thereafter, un til Oct. 23rd. Good for return five days from date of sale. Wichita. Kans., Sept. 27th to Oct. 2ud, account of Kansas State Fair, one fair for round trip; tickets on sale Sept. 27th to Oct 2nd. 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