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HERE'S A CORKER.
POINTER FORDEMOCRATIC FREE
Tom Watson TelU the Boy. What b
Necessary In Order to Make It a
Grand Success Harmless Pastime for
Inasmuch as there are quite a num
ber of cities yet left In which no dem
ocratic free-silver convention has been
held, and It being highly desirable that
everybody should know how to conduct
one of these innocent affairs, we hereby
, publish a recipe which has been tried
by a number of the best political cooks
in the country, and which may be re-
. lied on to furnish you a pleasant polit
ical pudding warranted to sit lightly
on the stomach, and guaranteed to cre-
ate no internal discomforts.
1st Secure a lot of free passes over
the railroads, good to fetch as well as
i to carry. Have these passes distributed
by some great and good newspaper
which advocates free-silver and sup-
, porta the men who vote against it.
2nd. Secure the attendance of a lot
of senatorial fossils who may be safely
relied on not to do anything rash
men whose easy movements will not
jostle the moss on their backs, and to
whom the passing of a "ringing reso
lution." or two. seems the climax of
Harris of Tennesseee may be counted
on. He's safe. He won't do anything
rash. He will vote for a resolution
"demanding" the Instantaneous coinage
of silver. Will meet you next week
and vote for another one, if you want
it. Will meet you next year, and vote
for another one. No matter how strong
you put your resolution you can't scare
Harris. He is warranted not to be
afraid of any resolution the English
language can hold. After voting for
the resolution, Harris will then go to
3d. Invite some brilliant orator who
can reasonably be expected to have in
fluence enough to carry his own vote,
and let this orator come to the conven
tlon loaded with a speech against Cleve
The bitterer this speech is, the bet
ter. It doesn't hurt Cleveland, and it
immensely relieves the free-silverites.
A speech of this character Is well-nigh
equivalent to the reopening of the mints
4th. Invite Lon Livingston to attend,
so that the moral character of the as
semblage may be at once pitched to
such a high level that no carping critic
will be encouraged to make disparaging
5th. Read a letter from Billy Bryan
to the effect that "There is not room
enough in this country for two repub
lican parties." This somewhat care
worn and fatigued statement of Billy's
is an eminently true saying, and its
gloss cannot altogether be rubbed off
by the disagreeable fact that the two
republican parties are still in our midst,
and that Billy continues to belong to
one of them.
6th. Read a letter from Hon. Rich
ard Bland stating that he has now got
to the forks of the road, and has sat
down on his coat tails a leetle to the
democratic side of the fork.
7th. Introduce some resolutions
about the "crime of 1873." Make 'em
hot It will please the boys. Intimate
that you will hurt somebody if some
thing ain't done to help the country.
Bounce Carlisle. Bounce Sherman.
Bounce Rothschild. Bounce Wall street
Invite Dan Voorhees to help you abuse
-the Shylocks. Say nothing against the
-democrats who in 1893 shut the mints
Put the world on notice that the
down-trodden people are relatives of
Tours and that you are going to make
It a personal matter if the John Sher
man policies are not cast overboard.
But avoid all unpleasant reference to
the democrats who closed the mints In
1893. Some of them will be present,
and It would be bad manners to per
8th. Tip a wink to the gold-bug
democrats; they will understand the
wink to mean that you are not so
madly mad as you seem to be, but that,
on the contrary, there are Indications
of a well-defined method In your mad
ness. Let it gradually oom out of you that
GOLD BUGS ARB DOING FOR UNCLE SAM.
if the Cleveland crowd will Just ricog-
nize your rights in the distribution of
political soup you will not wholly hard
en your heart against them.
Let it be felt that your devotion to
the dear old democratic party is very
deep and very tender, and that, if your
affections are braced and encouraged
by a goodly mess of pottage, you will
remain a while longer in the compan
ionship of the Wall streeters leaving
your relations, the oppressed people, to
shift for themselves.
Democratic free-silver conventions of
this type are peculiarly appropriate in
the summer time and in an off year
in politics. Not being quite so stiff and
formal as a Chautauqua, nor yet so
full of levity as a spelling-bee, it is a
welcome diversion to a large and grow
ing assortment of elderly ladies of the
male persuasion who, without some
such physical and mental exercise,
might be driven to darning socks and
mending dilapidated umbrellas. We
wish these ancient people well. Sym
pathetic tears moisten our eyes when
ever we read that old man Isham G.
Harris of Tennessee, and old father
Morgan of Alabama, and the venerable
Patsy Walsh of Georgia, have once
more met, somewhere or other, and grit
ted their teeth at the administration.
Of course Livingston would grit his
teeth also if he had any. Not having
any, he can only applaud while th6 oth
A more harmless pastimo than this
could never be invented. It ought to
With that end in view we hav writ
ten out this recipe, so that all demo
cratic free-silver conventions hereafter
may be certain to follow in the tracks
of their illustrious predecessors.
T. E. W.
TILLMAN AND BUTLER.
They Speak to Three Thousand People
at Concord, N. C.
Senator Ben Tillman, of South Caro
lina, and Marlon Butler, of North Caro
lina, spoke to three thousand people at
Concord, N. C. They both made strong
free silver speeches of about two hours
each. While not flatly coming out in
favor of a new party, there was a strong
squint that way in the speeches of both.
They both advocated getting together
of the silver men of all shades of
opinion to nominate a president in 1896,
Senator Butler was asked after the
speaking concerning the meeting of
Senators Harris, Turpie and Jones, of
Arkansas, in Washington for a silver
conference, and said:
"I understand that the men who are
engaged in the silver conference at
Washington have said that they will
stay in the democratic party even If it
nominates a gold bug for president If
this is true, then they are not honest
free-silver men, but, on the other hand,
are the most valuable and effective
agents of the gold bugs, for they can
get silver men to vote the gold-bug
tickets,, that all the gold bug-men in
the country cannot persuade to do."
Wendell Phillips Talks to the Work
Ingmen of This Country.
My advice to workingmen is this: If
you want power in this country; If you
want to make yourself felt; if you don't
want your children to wait long years
before they have bread on the table
they ought to have, the opportunities
In life they ought to have; if you don't
want to wait yourself, write on your
banner so that every political trimmer
can read It, so that every politician, no
matter how short-sighted he may be,
can read It: "We never forget If you
launch the arrow of sarcasm at labor,
we never forget If there Is a division
in congress and you throw your vote
In the long scale, we never forget Tou
may go down on your knees and say:
I am sorry I did the act And we will
say: It will avail you In heaven, but
on this side of the grave never." So
that a man, in taking up the labor
question, will know that he is dealing
with a hair-trigger pistol, and will say:
I am to be true to Justice and to man,
otherwise, I am a dead duck. Wendell
Over 3,000 delegates were present at
the Pan-American Congress of Religion
In Toronto. There; were Protestants,
Roman Catholics and1 Jews.
Wztjoh Htsrori " 5o unO Jffovey."
TERRIBLE ARRAIGNMENT OF
How the Good Gifts of Heaven Are
Thwarted by Monopoly Five Hun'
dred Men Own Half of the State of
From "The New Crisis," by Capt
Bell: Half of California, including
more than three-fourths of the best ar
able and pasture land, is owned by less
than 500 men. Traveling once In that
paradisiacal country, where nature
seems to have halted in awe of the great
Pacific and emptied out her precious
load of all that could happlfy a world
so rich the soil, s bountiful and lux
urlant the fruit and vegetable world
so varied the climate and pure and
healthful the air, that it seemed I could
hear the gods whisper from the snow
capped mountains and the tropical val
leys, for man to come and eat and
drink and be happy, as plenty defied
exhaustion of her stores. Driving up a
valley so rich, fertile and beautiful,
halted in wonder, and stood in silent
amazement, beholding the enchanting
scene. On one side the bold mountain
stood grandly erect, with snow-capped
summit that, like a crowned giant
guarded the fairy land, and the fleeo;
clouds that floated majestically over
from the sea stooped to kiss the fair
cheek of the generous king of the west
The mountain's brows were hung with
fruits and vines, from which hung great
festoons of ripened grapes of nature
The forests were silent except for the
music of the birds and the sweet purling
rills; the grass uncropped, except by the
timid deer and antelope; the soil un
broken, except by the track of the
freighter's lonely team, and the lone
some world of beauty seemed to sigh
for some to praise and enjoy. The
smiling valley was nearly as wide as
that of the Nile, and as fertile as that
of the Po. Thirty miles from a human
habitation, I came upon a train of sad
weary, slowly-trudging emigrants,
The teams were Jaded and every step
of the weary animals was a silent pro
test against the pleading driver for an
onward movement. There were seven
teams with seven families. The men
were sad, sturdy, honest and bravo-
looking pioneers, with browned cheeks,
worn and dusty clothing; and a look
and word of subdued kindness showed
them honest and true. There were
seven wives and mothers, from the
bride of a few months to the gray
haired dame, who lived again for her
children's children. And, oh, what a
sad, weary, hopeless looking group they
were as they moved like ghosts about
the camp-fire, preparing the frugal
meal. Their eyes were deep and slug
gish; their cheeks were brown, but
sunken; their forms were bent and
their arms lean and weak. Tired na
ture had chased away womanly mod
esty, pride and loveliness. The with
ered breasts of almost savage mothers
were unblushlngly exposed, and
scrawny babes were vainly trying to
gather from the drled-up fount the
means of life. What looking children!
There were twenty. Were a smile to
come that way, the pouting faces would
frighten it away, never to return. Na
ture opened her acres and seemed in
glee to cheer the hearts of those new
comers. The rustling trees said, "come
to my shade, and rest until you build
a habitation." The fertile soil said,
"plow me up, and qalckly I will fatten
the sides of all the weary colony," and
the fruits said, "pluck and eat, for the
gods have provided for the children of
With prospects so chamlng why were
these people sad? Why did they not re
joice, like the pilgrims of old, or the
multitudes in the oriental tale, when
they found a like country? They were
searching for homes, for a place on
which to build a habitation, where they
could cultivate the soil, sow crops, and
rest at even, under their own "vine and
fig tree." Why were they sad and
helpless? For ten leagues there was no
habitation, and why not bless God and
go to work?
They were hunting homes In a world
where nature placed them. They were
hunting a resting place on God's foot
stool, where they might humbly toll
at His feet and praise Him for His
bounttes. They were- hungry, loaelys
sad and weary, and were praying for a
place where plenty would reward labor,
and bring again the rose of health, to
the cheek of loved ones. , This spot was;
a paradise, and why go further?
Oh, cruet fatel Oh, fiendish! For
shame upon society and government,
for these honest men remembered with
a sigh that It was somewhere written,
thou shalt not tarry here, for this
beautiful world 'belongs' to another."
The train had trudged nearly two
whole days and camped three nights
on the wild, uncultivated land, "belong
ing" to one man. How came the absent
man of ease "to own"' and keep from
cultivation this garden of the world?
By what right are these poor, weary
children of God pushed from this va
cant spot on His footstool, to tramp
farther, they know not where, to find a
spot on which to live or die?
Oh, thou direst curse that ever
damned the world; that sent virtue in
want, beggary and starvation; the
blushing maid to unspeakable shame;
the dimpled babe to lean want and
misery; that polluted the saintly Hps
with a curse; that ever drove in inso
lent haste the helpless Innocents from
cottage hearth into winter blast, that
filled the prisons with criminals, the
church with hypocrites, the Judiciary
with hirelings, the legislature with
knaves, and snatched the promise ot
God from nature's hand and forged It
into a He; thy name is Monopoly.
It is said, "Uncle Sam Is rich enough
to give us all a farm," but the Imbecile
old dunce has given his possessions to
a few of his idle sons, the sharpers, and
left the balance to wrestle with life as
best they can, in a "world already oc
NOTES AND COMMENT.
Gov. Stone says: "If the next demo
cratic national convention declares for
gold monometallism and nominates
president upon such a platform, the
party will not carry a dozen states.
Then the democratic party will not
carry a dozen states, for no democratic
national convention is going to do any
thing else but declare for a gold stand'
ard and nominate a man that favors
it. Of course, the platform may e
straddle, in order to preserve harmony.
but the candidate will not be. All ot
the eastern and middle states are un
compromisingly In favor of a gold
standard, and about hall of the states
in the south and west that have held
conventions this year have declared
themselves in favor of the same pol
icy. That the next national demo
cratic convention will give free silver
a black eye is as certain as any future
political event can be. It is apparent
now that the gold wing of the demo
cratlc party is assisting the republic
ans in carrying out John Sherman's
financial policy. The free silver men
In the democratic party are doing soma
very vigorous kicking now with their
tongues, but after the next democratic;
national convention they will fall In
line and assume the role of assistant
republicans to the assistant republic
It's now perfectly plain that the meet,
lng of free sliver democrats (so called)
at Washington was only a movement to
check the stampede of voters from tha
democratic party. The three leading
characters of that meeting were Sena
tors Jones of Arkansas, Turpie of Indi
ana, and Harris of Tennessee. They
were reinforced by such political tum
ble bugs and blatherskites as Lon
Livingston of Georgia, who climbed
into prominence on an Alliance ladder,
and then kicked the ladder out from
under him, and Dan Voorhees, who en
gineered In the senate the repeal of the
only silver law we had on the statute
books. All these men assert that free
silver Is the only thing that can ever
restore prosperity to this country, and
that the present gold standard system
Is ruinous and leads to the hell of pov
erty, yet they declare that If their party
succeeds In committing Itself to such
a policy in the next national convention
they will vote with the party and thus
Indorse it In fact they are simply act
ing in the role ot stool pigeons and
bunco-steerers for the Jew brokers of
this country and Europe.
It requires no keen foresight to see
that the trend of events In this country
points to a monarchy. The recent ut
terances of Minister Bayard at a ban
quet in England in which he made tha.
declaration that it required a strong
man to govern the people of this coun
try is only one of the straws which In
dicate the direction In which the politi
cal wind is glowing. In his speech Mr.
Bayard said: "The President of the
United States stands in the midst of
a self-confident and oftentimes violent
people, and it takes a man such as Mr.
Cleveland to govern them." Now as a
matter of fact when Mr. Cleveland
undertakes to "govern" the people o!
this country he is out of the bounds ot
hie Jurisdiction. It is the general sup
position that the people of this country
govern themselves. Although they fall
far short of It in fact our plan ot gov
ernment Is constructed upon this prin
ciple. As a matter of fact the people
are governed by political machines con
trolled by men who have usurped the
rights of the people and subordinated
them to their own selfish greed. That
Mr. Cleveland has for more than two
years been actually governing this
country no one will have the temerity
to deny. He has subordinated his party
machinery, and even violated the laws
ot the land and the spirit of our insti
tutions to accomplish his designs. His
ordering the troops to Chicago and
bribing congress with the patronage at
bis command were not only flagrant vio
lations of law, but were grave enough
offences against the constitution to de
mand his impeachment The logical
result of such conduct on the part of
the chief magistrate ot the land can be
nothing short of revolution.
W. S. MORGAN.-
American Steam Laundry.
HUTT0JV & OSWfU), Proprietors.
Telephone Jo7, West Sherman Street
ARE BIRDS GUIDED BY STARS?
An Attempt to Solre the. Great Mystery
of Bird Migration.
In an article on "Birds of Passage"
the Chautauquan says if one desires
an explanation for the great mystery
of bird migration, there being nothing
else that will answer, he will have to
accept the theory ot hereditary knowl
edge, a knowledge of the unfailing
stars. The Great Bear and Orion ap
peared at the same time In our region,
even when the divisions of land and
water were very different than they are
today. That the stars are the guides
of birds agrees with the fact that they
fly at remarkable heights, often above
the clouds, and that wanderers lose
their way when they stray Into clouds
and mists. On starlight nights strag
gling birds are seldom noticed. When
the sky Is overcast, when the night is
dark, but especially when a fine rain Is
falling, multitudes of traveling birds
are beard. They will call often, doubt
less for the purpose of keeping near
each other; and often great numbers ot
them bound against the windows of
lighthouses. Thus Gatke has observed
that on Oct. 28, 1882. from 10 o'clock at
night till the next morning golden
crested wrens bumped like snowflakes
against the lighthouse of Heligoland,
and that on the following day golden
crested wrens sat on every square foot
of Heligoland. Toward the end of the
summer, along Into the fall, It was not
a rare occurrence on dark nights to
see, through the light of street lamps,
birds flying over Inland cities. The ex
perienced observer recognizes by Its call
the curlew and the strand-snipe, sea
swallow and seagull, occasionally hears
even the flap of their wings. But no
bird Is visible In the darkness. On dark
nights no stars appear: then it is that
the straying bird loses his way. The
stars are the moat plausible guides to
birds In their migrations. But only the
future can tell us whether they really
serve In that capacity.
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