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The weekly Corinthian. (Corinth, Miss.) 1894-19??, September 11, 1897, Image 2

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The Rage of Rocky Croon Talks
Old Horse Sonee.
Tke Malneat Trouble with Barry
CrlflKn—He Was l£verythints In lie
llgloa, lint Never Found
the Home Ouse.
"Fust and last" I have covered a heap
vt ground and saw many sights down
here in the valley
of dry' bones. But
I have yet got to
see a wishy-washy
man that didn't
land himself be
tween thedeviland
the deep blue sea.
and die with his
feathers ruffled up
the wrong way.
It pays to be
•traight goods and the same thing oil
(the way through. Any man that ain't
pluut wjllin to step out and take sides
end pick his flag and then stand to the
iguns till the cows come home, and,the
(chickens fly up to roost, and the evenin
stars sing together, is probable to spend
this days in vanity and vexation and
wind up with a great fret.
Too Many for Himself.
About the most unliappiest and
changeful man thatever got his washin
done down in the old Panther Creek set
tlement was old man Drury Griffin,
.which used to run a water mill a little
ways below the confluence of that his
' toric stream. Drury was a middlin
good farmer and the most bulliest sort
of a mill man, anil so fur as I know he
elwaj's got along mighty well in regards
»to business and the fieetin things of this
pain world. But somehow he never could
iget along smooth and easy with the
church. Touehin the church and in re
ligion Drury was jest simply too many
for himself. He always was a church
man to some extent, but he didn't have
the stickin and stayin qualities. Conse
quentially he was forever flounderin
and floppin around from the fire into the
iryin pan and back again.
He started out when he was a right
young man by takin stock with the Old
(School Baptists, down at Coal Springs
church. Henceforwards everything
wore along smooth and easy for six
months or maybe a little better, but late
«long in the summer or early in the fail
of the year they helt the regular three
days' meetin at Cool Springs, with din-
®er on the grounds and feet washin on
Sunday. Right then and there Drury
Griffin got his bristles up and kicked
out of the traces. He took up a spot
Motion Jo the extent that he didn't be-
lieve in people washin their feet in pub-
lic. and in cold water to boot, and he
wouldn't have nothin to do with the
•Me show. He didn't make out like he
Was smarter than the preacher and he
couldn't quote any Scripture to main-
tain the kick. He didn't know for cer-
tain why. and he didn't, give a continen-
ts 1 red. But he jest simply didn't be-
lieve in it and never would believe in it
if he lived nine hundred and ninety-
nine years ou the earth.
- Whereas, the church come together
end sent a committee to call on Brother
-Griffin and talk a few scatteriu grains
-Griffin and talk a few scatteriu grains
•of sense into his head if such a thing
■could possibly be did. But. that was all
pluperfect vanity. The more they
talked the higher Drury kicked till
finally at last the committee had to give
bim up as a bad egg and a gone goslin.
He still stuck to it that he was a natur
el- born, genuine Old School Baptist,
end as good a member of the church as
erry man on the committee, but he was
dead square agin the feet washin busi
ness and jest simply wouldn't take any
in hisn. The committee worked and
worried and fumbled and fooled along
with him for two days on a stretch and
then reported back the general results
to the church. After some short talks
and seatterin remarks from various and
sundry members they took Drury
Griffln by the nape of his neck and the
•eat of his breeches, as it were, and
turned him out of the church and put
op the bars behind him.
"Another Cn».ln Methodist."
By this time Drury Griffin was mad
with the human race in general, but.
old Coal Springs church im particlar.
Tbe more he talked about it the madder
he got, till the next news we got lie was
foamin at the mouth and cussin like a
•tage coach driver.
Along in the big protracted meetin
times the next summer, by gracious,
all of a suddent like Drury Grif
fin bloomed out in full as a Methodist
•ud got his name on the church books
over at Bark Log. Y'ou must recollect
he was mad with Old School Baptists
and wanted to get as far away from
them as he possibly could jest for spite
—which it didn't take him long to run
■lap out to the other end of the rope.
It was a powerful long jump, but Drury
made it with one leap.
Now then, it want many months be
fore they had Drury up over at Bark
Log charged with the general,and fre
quent use df United States language,
which wu* overcomin to the settlement
and unbecomin to a member of the |
Methodist church. To put it pat and
plain. Drury had got worse and worse
and cussed and cussed till he scorched
tbe native air, and old Bark Log church
had spit in her bands and rolled up her
•leeves for busiuess. When they
brong Drury up for trial Elder New
ton took tbe case in hand and put in
sum straight questions.
•'Brother Griffin." says he, "It has
come to the ears of the church that
you have been cussin and carryin on
soandloUB both in private and in pub
lic. and we want to bear from you.
Hava you got anything to say as to
why the church should net visit on
you tbe usual chastisement meted out
to a weak add wayward member?"
"1 will own up to ousstn a little, often
' and on, around the edge«." says Drury.
U "but aa to my general moral
walk« is
life I am willin to put my record be
fore the church and : show down with
any man. in the crowd. I am as good
a Methodist as any of you, but when I
git good mad I will cuss a little unbe-
luiowance to myself. Is it agin the
rules of the church for a man to engage
in a few cuss words when nothin else
would do the case justice ?"
"Why, to be certainly, of course,"
says the elder, "it is dead agin the rales
for a member to use cuss words under
any surroundin calamity."
"Well, that aint my understandin of
the situation," says Drury. "I have
been hearin of cussin Methodists all the
days of my life, and' my notion is that
most anj' of them will cuss a little
when you stir 'em up and git 'em good
hot. I don't feel like I am anything
hut jest another cussin Methodist." ■
"You have got that down all wrong,"
the elder went on, "and you will have
to read up on the rules in orderment to
walk upright and keep yourself in the
fold. Ain't you ready now to say you
got wrong, and you are sorry for it, and
won't do so no more?"
"Not- as anybody knows of, breth
ren," says Drury. "Seems to me like if
a man jest can't worry along without
cussin- a little a.round the edges that is
a case in pint between him and the good
Lord. I have found out that my ruain
est weak pint is for cussin, but yet 1
feel like I am as good a Methodist as
any man in the crowd 1 , and a hundred
common men couldn't throw me over
board from the Old Ship. Methodist,
Methodist is my name, and Methodist
will I die."
henceforth thereof, as Drury went on
from bad to worse with his weak pint
for cussin the dhurch come together
and throwed him overboard' and the
Old Ship sailed proud and steady on her
notwi thstandin
From Pillow to Post.
For a kxng time after that Drury
Griffin etuok to it and maintained that
he was a better Methodist than "arry
dnrn one" of the men which turned him
out of the church. He got madder and
madder with tihe mem which were hold
in the beim of the Old' Ship, till by and
by he give it out that he was goin to
build up the true Methodist church.
One day he wen't out in the old field
and knocked up a pine pole pen, which
he called the True Church. He put in
tlie beaches aud built a pulpit and
bought a Big Bible. Then he fell in
with Parson Ze!b Newton—which in
the main time Zeb had been turned
out of the church for rtdin a squealin
chestnut sorrel horse an the circuit—
and Zeb was anonymously elected to be
the preacher of the True Church. But
it seems as if the 'True Church didn't
draw as fast and furious as Drury and
Zeb lowed it would. Zeb was the
preacher und Drury was the church,
and when it oarne to pass that they
couldln't turn the created world wrong
side out and upside down, they,helt
a few cussin matches together, and
then adjourned the meetin and quit.
But in the run of time Drury Griffin
jined in with first one church and them
anlother till finally at last he didm't
have nowheres to go. He put his mem
bership in with the Presbyterians and
went along smooth for awhile, but pres
ently he got mad "because the}' sot
down to sing and riz up to pray." Me
lowed that wain't im lime with his no
tione of religion, so he took out and
The next thing everybody knowed
Drury was jined in with tihe Episcopal
church, but he didu't stick there six
months. 1 had told the folks all along
that if Drury Griffin ever got any
religion that would keep he would
have to take it in the very light
ost form, and i lowed maybe he had
now found the proper place at last.
But he soon took up the notion that
dancin was as bad as cussin. And be
sides that, be said they didn't do any
thing in the church but read prayers
and sing songs, and kneel down and
get up, aud then get up and kneel
down. So Drury he- "riz and fell with
'em" as long as he could' stand it, and
then dropped out into the cold) world
onest more.
To tell the Bible truth, all the
churches and any church was too good
for Drury Griffin. He had been horned
on the other side of every question,
and the mainest trouble with Drury
Griffin was the all-around cussedness
of Drury Griffin. And when his time
come he died out of the church, and out
of sorts, and out of humor with the
whole created human race.
Same Till nr* In Politics.
Now old man Asey Stribbiin was
about as bad off in politics as Drury
Griffin was with regards to his religion.
Old man Asey didn't have no trouble
touehin the church, but when it come
to politics he was on the other side
every time the convention come to or
der. He started out in life as a scream
indemocratandstoodon that puncheon
for many years. But as time went on
he took a fool notion to run for office.
man und the distance flag fluttered
down in Asey's face. He next made the
race for county coroner, and onest
more luck run from him like a shot and
high constable first,
but most of the votes went to the other
let in the other man, come under the
wire first.
Then presently Asey Stribbiin got
sick and sore. He made out like some
body had cheated him outen what was
his by rights. At the same time the
onlyest trouble with Asey was that he
didn't get votes enough to put him in.
the office. What U so now was so then
and always will be so. The mainest
thing is the votes. Asey thought every
blessed man that smiled at him and
talked kind and pleasant to him was a
Stribbiin man, and then when the votes
didn't pan out like he had set the Ag
gers down he let the sap run up and
talked like a silver-tongued idiot. He
heard that old man Tommy Pickens
• voted for the other man after talkin
like he mought be for Stribbiin, and
from that he threaten«! to shoo*
Pickens on sight. But right then if
Asey had started out to shoot every
man that talked like he mought be for
Stribbiin and then, voted for the other
man on election day he-would be busy
with that large and. bloody job even in
to this good day and hour.
Well, in the run of years, old' man
Asey got so ail-fired mad with the
democrats till he lit out and went over
to the whigs—which it come to pass
that the whigs didn't to say need, him
any worse than the democrats. Now
Asey Stribbiin was n man like this. If
he didn't see what he wanted he would
ask for it. and. then if the gang he was
gallopin with didn't give it to him he
wouldn't gallop no more'. If the party
played his way he would play, and if
they didn't he was ready right then
immediately to throw his hand to the
pack and quit the game. He soon quit
the whigs because they wouldn't give
him anything in sight, and then pres
ently he turned, out to be a wild and
woolly know nothin. He stuck to the
know notbins till they went to pieces,
butsomehowbei evercouldgetthe seat
of his breeches g feased exactly right so
he could slide intb a fat office. He kicked
and he cussed, and he fumed and he
fussed all the days of his life, and
finally come to the pass where he
wouldn't vote for any livin. man on
any ticket. Onest upon a time he got
so furious and felonious mad till he
swore he wouldn't vote for the Savioui
of this lost and ruint world if He was
runnin for president on the prohibit
tion ticket.
And Asey Stribbiin was yet on the
sunny side of sixty when he died. But
at the same time he died for the good
of his country.
Larkin Kcml lier llnuil and Then Told
a Friend the Trlclc.
"O, Mr. Larkin, read my palm, won't
you ?"
Larkin, that arch impostor and bluff
er, took her hand confidently and
scowled. After a moment of intense
scrutiny he asked if she was sure she'd
be willing to have him tell what he
saw. She defied hirn to do his worst.
In the half hour since he had met
her he had formed some general notions
as to what sort of a person she was.
On these as a basis he began, touching
vaguely but confidently on the charac
teristics of her life, her fortune, her
tastes, and, most of all, her heart. Ehe
was inclined to treat the performance
as a joke.
"Perhaps I'd better stop," Larkin
said, deepening his scowl.
said, deepening scowl.
"Is your vocabulary becoming ex
hausted, Mr. Larkin?"
"No; but there are things here that
you might prefer not to have mentioned
before company."
She laughed a little nervously, and
told him to go on. After a little pause,
lie said slowly:
"You are leading a double life. To
those about you you show only oiSeltide
of your nature,
thoughts and your true self are as dif
fernt from those you reveal to your
friends as night is from day."
She started to draw her hand away;
then, either from curiosity or bravado,
checked herself.
"Half of your life is made up of a
great regret that lurks in your heart
and will not be lived down. In time,
She blushed and sprang away. "1
didn't think you'd be so mean," she
"1 warned you; do not blame me,"
Larkin answered, with a show of fa
tigue after the terrific concentration
just endured. She made an excuse to
leave the room.
"That's such an easy thing that It
seems a shame to do it," Larkin laughed
after she was gone. "The average girl
is sentimental, and the veteran of a se
ries of those complications respect
fully referred to as love affairs. Tell
her that she is 'leading a double life,'
and she regards herself as a heroine;
speak of 'a great regret,' and her mind
turns to her most recent affair. Just
put your statements in romantic lan
guage, and she'll believe you, unless
she's too nearly level-headed. That kind
don't care to have their palms read,
"How often do you find a girl who
doesn't believe in palmistry, Mr. Lar
kin?" some one inquired. But Larkin
had become suddenly busy in extract
ing a carnation from a bowl, and did
not bear.—Chicago Times-llerald.
A Little- Knowledge.
The following answers are given in
reply to questions asked a certain. New
Hampshire school at the beginning of
the term. These questions were asked
to determine the standing of the pu
pils, with a view to grading the school:
1. A sentence are words used to
limit or modify the meaning of a
noua or pronoun.
2. I is used as the meaning of your
self; we i3 for more than one; you an
other person; us for a lot of them.
3. An adverb is a word used to grati
fy or modify the meaning of an adjec
Your innermost
an adjec
tive, etc.
4. A interjection is a word' that ex
presses a prize or a notion.
5. A verb is a word used to assist or
assault some person or thing.
6. The boy fell into the pond is a
7. The trade winds come from the
north and are caused by the gulf
stream; they are of great use, because
ships can sail on them.
8. The vice president is the chief
magistrate of New Hampshire.
9. The sun causes day and night;
when the sun turns o» it« axis it thus
causes the seasons.
10. The flags and stripes on the flag
mean how the brave men fought to save
their country.—Chicago Chronicle.
An Old Gem Reset.
"Wadaleigh Is something of a flsher»
man. isn't he?"
"Perhaps he is, Derhnpshe is; butin
business matters I always found him
perfectly reliable."— Chicago Journal.
He Was the Feature of the Labor
Day Celebration.
A Great Gathering at Concordia r»rk
Where William «7. Bryan Dellv«rctl
a Lengthy Addi
Given an Ovation.
St. Louis, Sept. 7.—When Labor day
closed Monday night it was the general
verdict of all who participated that it
bad been the most successful celebra
tion of the day ever held in the city.
The great parade with which the day's
festivities opened proved to be a mon
ster affair, and it is estimated that 10,
000 men were in line, with numerous
hands, and all ablaze with banners,
mottoes and samples of the handiwork
of the various callings represented.
The tired marchers were not sorry
when Concordia park was reached, and
g -à
there, with many other thousands of
their wives and children, and those
who did not care to inarch, they spent
the rest of the day and evening in vari
ous sports and in listening to speeches.
William Jennings Bryan was their
piece de resistance, and the celebrated
Nebraskan could certainly find no
fault at the manner of his reception,
which amounted almost to an ovation.
It was a Bryan gathering. The
multitude was not confined to the
sturdy sons and daughters of toil. The
announcement that the brilliant silver
orator was to deliver an address served
to attract persons from every walk of
life—bankers, business men, laborers,
with their mothers, wives, daughters
and sisters—all who could take advan
tage of the new American holiday,
were there in splendid numbers.
Political affiliations, for the nonce,
were set aside, and all united to make
the occasion memorable in the annals
of St. Louis trades unions, and one
long to be remembered in the eventful
long to be remembered in the eventful
career of the distinguished Nebraskan.
The only drawback to the success of
the celebration was the weather. It
was uncomfortably hot.
It was four o'clock when Mr. Bryan
mounted the stand and began his ad
dress. He spoke one hour, llis first
gesture was the signal for a tre
mendous burst of applause. He spoke
with the accustomed deliberateness,
enunciating pungent paragraphs with
telling effect. His articulation was
perfect, and very few among his thou
sands of listeners missed a sylable. His
talk was prolific of epigrammatic say
ings, apropos of the occasion. The
applause with which he was
greeted at every period testified to
the crowd's appreciation. Frequently
he was interrupted with shouts from
enthusiastic admirers, such as "That's
right, Billy, give it to him hard." "Good
for you, old boy; hit him again."
"You're all right; we always thought
you were.
As he finished his exordium Mayor
Ziegenhein approached the platform.
The speaker stopped, and "Uncle
Henry," for a moment, monopolized
the attention of the assemblage.
When interrupted for any cause and
addressed by one of the crowd, Mr.
Bryan would pleasantly reply,
democracy was at all times in evidence,
and the fact seemed to be fully under
stood and appreciated. When lie con
cluded his address lie was given three
rousing cheers aud a tiger.
Mayor Ziegenhein followed him. His
honor welcomed the laboriug men in a I
few fitting remarks.
Ex-Gov. Stone delivered a brief and ;
dignified address, and was heartily ap- j
plaudcd. Congressman Bartholdt was | Ka
the last speaker. He won the plaudits j
of the crowd by saying that he had j
voted for the bills to create an arbitra- I
tion commission and a labor commis- on
sion. Furthermore, he pledged him
self that when the senate measure re
striding the powers of courts in the 1
matter of injunctions came up in the ]
house he would cast his ballot for it.
This statement was vooiforously ap
It was 5:20 when the speaking was
finished. The committee arose lo es
cort Mr. Brvau to his carriage. The
crowd ascended the frail platform and
flocked about him for a handshake,
aud it was witli difficulty that way
could he made for the distinguished
guest to reach his carriage.
At 8:80 Mr. Bryan received another
cordial reception at the Jefferson club.
Then again there were more admirers
to be greeted ut the hotel. It was late
when the apostle of free silver was at
length able to turn off the lights iu
his chamber and woo the drowsy god
of peace.
Taken all in all the day's celebration
was a grand success and, thanks to the
untiring efforts of the leaders, no dis
turbances marred the festivities.
Iuupportuue Shelling.
The troops were storming a templo
ora palace, andO'Shaughnessystopped
before a mirror, and stood twirling his
mustcche and admiring himself, thougli
the bullets were whistling round him.
"Bedad, Shaugh," he said to himself,
with a grin, "ye're a fine figure of a
Crash came a bit of lead, which
starred the said mirror into a thousand
cracks, quite obliterating Shaugh's
"Bedad," said he, coolly,
spiled a foine view that I had of
aeUI"—London MaiL
plan of the Money Power to Retire
Greenback» a
It is becoming more and more Ob
vious that the money power has deter
mined! to torture the business men into
enforcing its demands, as it did) in 1893.
This is no id.le invective.
il Silver.
It is only nec
first to consider the Objects at
which our masters aim, and second, the
methods which they have heretofore
And first os to their aims. They have
left no room to doubt that they desire
to abolish all government paper
dilation, and substitute therefor bank
paper. Our government paper is in
round numbers as follows:
Greenbacks .5346,000,000
Silver certificates, registeringsll- _ _
ver dollars. 430,000,000
Treasury notes of 1890, represent
ing silver bullion. 1G0,000,000
Total .
Their first object is the cancellation
and destruction of the whole greenback
circulation. Next, the destruction of
the legal tender quality of the silver
dollars and the destruction, of all the
silver certificates. The actual circula
tion of the silver dollars, when robbed
of their legal tender character, they
tliink, would be inconsiderable. This
would be followed up by a sale of all
tbe silver coin and bullion, above, say,
$50,000,000 for the benefit of speculators
in silver, who would buy it at the low
price caused by precipitating so large
an amount upon the market.
This large and steady contraction of
thecurrency, which has already reached
the line of a money famine, is intended
by its authors to further prostrate busi
ness, to Ibanlcrupt merchants and man
ufacturers, and to starve the country
into accepting their scheme,
make no concealment that tills scheme
is to inject into our financial system
the poisonous blood of irredeemable
bank notes instead of the healthy and
natural supply of real money coined
from that one of the precious metals,
the coinage of which they have stopped
by criminal methods.
The coming months of the year will
be marked by increasing business fail
ures, discouragement and desperation.
This increasing prostration and par
alysis, with increasing failures and in
creasing suicides, are being planned for,
by the despotic power which controls
this administration, as deliberately os
it prepared and brought on at the ap
pointed time the panic of 1893, and with
the same object in view. All the states
men agree that the country enjoyed a
large measure of prosperity from 1878
until 1892 inclusive. This period was
until 1892 inclusive. This period was
exactly coincident with the partial res
toration of silver coinage in 1878, and
its enlargement in 1890. In 1892 the gold
power determined upon a desperate
struggle against silver. They could not
again secretly sneak a clause into any
pending measure for the demonetiza
tion of silver, as they did in 1873 by the
help of .Tohn Sherman, and they de
cided upon onep warfare. They needed
only the complicity of President Cleve
land and his secretary of the treasury.
They had already chosen Cleveland as
their instrument, and foisted him upon
the democratic party by corrupting the
convention, and through him they had
chosen a secretary of the treasury who
would be their slave. The}' had pre
viously used Harrison and his latest sec
retary of the treasury. Charles Foster,
to inaugurate a dishonest and unlawful
practice of redeeming silver obligations
in gold. This produced a run on the
gold in the treasury, which so reduced
It that it wns only by the skin of his
teeth that Mr. Foster was able to turn
over to his successor the $100,000.000 in
gold, which Sherman had originally
fixed as the amount of the redemption
reserve. Even Mr. Carlisle squirmed a
little when he was called upon to con
tinue this infamous outrage of exclu
sive gold redemption. He must have
talked too freely, for his alleged pur
pose to pay out silver dollars got into
into the papers. He was instantly muz
zled by the president, who immediately
authorized a published statement, that
gold redemption would be maintained.
Carlisle got into the traces as meekly
as any old omnibus horse, and pulled on
I his load as faithfully during his whole
! term.
Exclusive gold redemption almost
I immediately produced the intended
' effect of cutting down the reserve be
I low what the bankers had fixed as "the
Carlisle, Cleveland and
j n
| Ka f e * ; y line,
j bankers and their joint newspaper
j organs immediately advertised that the
I treasury was bankrupt and the evountry
on the verge of ruin. This alarmed the
foreign holders of American securities,
who plunged them into our market for
1 whatever they would bring in currency,
] nnd they then got gold in exchange for
their currency and took it out of the
country. The administration and the
bankers made themselves bears in the
money market. They devoted their en
ergies to breaking down confidence in
the government, and business confi
dence between individuals. This they
did as the first step toward creating
the panic which would alone serve their
They then raised a clamor that the
purchase and coinage of silver was
alarming the world, and must be
stopped. It had not ut any time cre
ated the slightest alarm or disturbance.
On the contrary, under it the country
was most prosperous. Benjamin Har
rison certified to the splendid effect
of the Sherman purchase net upon the
business of the country, with its pur
chase of 4,500,000 ounces of silver per
month. Read it in his message of De
cember, 1890. The first sign of a want
of confidence in this country wns given
as a result of Foster's and Carlisle's
put-up job of a raid on the treasury
gold, and the false bowl of the Cleve
land administration against the public
As soon as Cleveland was in
augurated the repeal of the Sherman
purchase act was loudly demanded by
the gold trust. Who that rend it can
ever forget the dark chapter of history
recorded in tho New York Sun, when, |
without contradiction at any time, it |
gave the names of great bankers who 1
met at an up-town residence on a Bna.
day night, with Carlisle present,
decided upon a plan, of action for
purpose of producing a punie through
which to effect legislation on this sub
ject? It was decided in that conference
to pass the word throughout the cou»,
try to the baulks which they could in
fluence that the bank customers must
be refused accommodation; their uotet
must not foe discounted; tlieir
ing notes must n<$t be extended
business men must all be driven
wall. It was then to be
to the
explained to
them that the reason, why the Innijw
could no longer credit good and solvent
customers was that the whole financial
system of the country was imperiled by
the .purchase and coinage of silver. fS
food which was making good blood
even. Benjamin. Harrison declared
suddenly found to be poisonous.'
deed, all food must be stopped and the
patient must be bled indefinitely. Abol
ish the silver coinage entirely and give
Until this was done the
banks would no longer perforin their
usual function of facilitating buslae«£
Thus tortured, each desperate
chant and manufacturer appealed to
his representative in congress to do the
bidding of the gold pirates, because
til that was dome he could have
no substitute.
no re.
And the scheme worked. B 0 |
the panic became conflagration, which
came back upon its authors. It ww
more than they had' bargained for. Th*
country has never recovered from it.
We have recited these well-known
facts because it seemed
necessary foi
thepurpose of remindingthepeoplewhat
these enemies of mankind are capable of
doing. The application we makeof this
piece of history is that the same power
is now as firmly bent on destroying the
greenbacks, coin notes and silver
tificates as they were four years
on closing the mints to silver. They
will produce, if necessary, the
distress, with the same object of tor
turing the people into surrendering to
their outrageous monetary schemes;
They thrive upon the distress of other«.
If business paralysis does not worry
the country into submission they will
invoke their former instrument of tor
ture—a sharp panic.
Forewarned is forearmed. The peo
ple understand them now. Resistance
will break tbeir power, while submi«
sion will only augment it, and increase
its insolence and aggressiveness. What
is needed is a rising tide of public in
dignation against their schemes and
the methods they employ to carry them
out. Every thousand that is added' to
the democratic majority in this state
this year will be an additional millstone
around the neck of this money monster,
which cannot coexist with republican
civilization.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
civilization.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
I. Doing: It. Utmost to Stifle Sliver
Movement in This Country.
"Of course, we are strict monemet
alists," was the remark made by Baron
Rothschild to Senator Wolcott in the
interv iew held during Mr. . JVoicott'« ( .
first trip as a self-appointedhlmetaUit
ambassador. The London telegram«
give evidence that the chief of the hotut
of Rothschilds is standing by this as
sertion. The money power is bringinj
all its influence to bearonitbeEnglish
cabinet to prevent its joining in an i»
ternational conference on the monq
question'. The power of money in Eng
land is even greater than the power4
money in this country, so that the result
ay be anticipated. It is entirely nfc
that the British cabinet wffl
t>e largely guided' by- the Rothschild
and their allies. That Wall streetocc*
pies the same relation to this matter«
does Lombard street need hardly 1
The money power of hot
to assume
mentioned. ^ag
nations is soIidGy opposed toanyint*
national conference, or to any m*
that will affect) the gold standard, j
There is one significant expression)
the London dispatch which should«
be lost sight of. England' is bdflj
urged to join in a conference for
that the adoption of bimetallismby^B
United States may lead to n panic
will affect English securities. H»)B*
is any especial meaning to thisM^B
argument it is that the coniM^B
should be called in order to
by the yfW 5 '
independent action
States, and be used as an inetWB^B
stifle the silver movement
Taken in connection
country. _
President McKinley's message
a currency commission, the clovff^B
in this European bimetallic
slon becomes painfully apipar®k^B
this message the president
plan for the maintenance of the«
standard for the United 1 States.
precisely what Baron Rothschfifl'^B
for England, and for this couirttJ|^B
But the. president has a eomniH^B
Europe negotiating for biinetflln^B
is evident, therefore, that eithW^B
, or in his commission,
be little doaWB
sincere. There can
which side of this controvert!
playing double.
Denver News.
nrful Mistake."
That international monetary»"
the Milwaukee News,»
"A F
i. .
sion, says
good work. "The amount aecow
seems too gTeat for the be
ultra goldbugs. But it must p _
gotten that these have bee«I|
themselves on fiction of th »g a
rieation on the money <l ue ®|Sfi
side of the money lending
is probnbly nobody in
knows anything about the nWWj
who does not realize thflSHH
tion of the single gold * tlu "S|
fearful mistake that canno^g
died too soon."— Roc hester J f&j
tM»* Wm
How I»
Japan having decided to
standard, Is In need of lots «
treasury. This Is anotnw
which America can supply J v
and to any reasonable lirowc
and Express.
Is that so? Then w "y
to bond the United
| own use if we
| than we want in thiflo 001 ?'
1 Timea.
ersl hundred millions a
to obtain what wa»»
have so

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