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VOL. V. NATCHITOCHE, LA., JANUARY 6, 1899. NO
HE FEELS IT COMING .
Th3 ý:Epuiican press may say what it will to the contrary, the
fact remains that the Silver Sentiment is stronger than ever. Had it
not bsen for this sentiment the Republicans would have made a clean
sweep November 8th on account of a successful war. Astute men
in politics feel that a Silver cyclone will come within the next two
years. The plutocrat, with his ill-gotten gains, may put on all the
false bravery that he can but inwardly he knows that he is soon to be
struck by the only kind of legislation (Free Silver) that can drive him
from his position.
.OV. ALTOELD SUMS UP THE
Viewed as a Whole, the Republieans Are
Weleome to All the Comfort They
Can Eztract from the Present Situa
tenm-The Battle of 1900.
'When viewed as a whole, the 1898
election was favorable .to the Demo
eras. Wl9lle the Democrats in Congress
and omt of Congress forced the ad
tlhaistration into the war, they knew
thait it would give it a tremendous
potltl advantage, for they knew the
,War tim t be successful, and a success
,, war always strengthens the party
l~i';power. The Republicans should
have received' much lArger majorities
.''itwo years ago. Instead of that
t -, have lost forty Congressmen and
airge number of others had their ma
i;oities almost wiped out. One more
seath a Republican victory will destroy
Sparty and forever end the hypoc
'U Lid false pretense ,now reigning
s..jWH.asbngtos. The Democrats have
,. iost a single state that they car
I. two years ago, but, on the con
`iIa , have elected a governor In Min
"IP Whrbich is equal to a .miracle.
. element of the Democratic party
has favored the abandonment of
~hdItle aosd has urged harmony
etlake of spoils has had a chance
iWts scheme and has utterly failed.
hey lvania. Delaware, New Jer
York, Connecticut and one or
states where they had re
IQ, lndorde the national platform
uanftered humiliating defeat,
In home of these states the
fayoed Democratic victory.
nighat nearly every Demo
" itaegfsan "elected in these
3."uesutful because he told
p t, it elected, he would
then national platform.. That
sideshbow called the gold
will nbW pass out of exist
the Detnocratic party from
to te Pacific wil line up
d. It will assume the
not oply fight for the
h enunciated in 189.,
pSte aIit the hahnin of
Aity. It ,tfthilb
t jl3e pool of eorruption
4 it.i11il l . cur people
it i t . Tuesday's
r yttian more for
e -lwwubecause it Is
St lintthe great
ounces of fine silver at the market
price and to pay for the same with
treasury notes. The difference be
tween the cost price of the silver so
purchased, and its coinage value at the
rate of $1.2929 an ounce is the seig
niprage or profit to the government.
There is no seigniorage from the coin
age of gold bullion because the value
of the bullion and the coins made from
it are of equal value. It will thus be
seen that the amount of seigniorage de
pends upon the price paid for the bul
lion. An ounce of fine silver contains
480 grains. The dollar contains 371.25
grains of pure silver. It an ounce of
fne silver can be purchased for sev
enty cents, the seigniorage, therefore,
arising from its coinage is about
$0.5929. This would make the actual
worth of the silver dollar $0.5414. This
explains why some people talk of a fif
ty-cent dollar. By act of November 1,
1893, the purchase of silver bullion, un
der act of July 14, 1890, was repealed.
The total amount of silver bullion pur
chased under the said act was 131,838,
199.46 fine ounces at a cost of $118,903,
909.23. When coined at the rate of
$1.2929 an ounce it will be worth $170,
457,470, and the profit or seigniorage
to the government will be $51,553,
5860,77. Under free coinage of silver, as
under free coinage of gold, there would
be no profit or seigniorage, because the
face value of the coins and their bul
lion value would be the same. Dur
ing the administration of Grover Cleve
land congress passed a law authoriz
ing the coinage of the seigniorage, but
it was vetoed by the president. He
preferred Wall street to the people.
S:apenblon of the Coinage of the Silver
President Jefferson suspended the
coinage of the silver dollar
because they were purchased for
export. None were coined at
the United States mint from 1805
to 1838 because their bullion value was
greater than their face value.. The
order of suspension was written by
James Madison, secretary of state, and
is as follows, viz.:
Department of State, May 1, 1806.
Sir:--In consequence of a representa
tion from the director of the Bank of
the United States that considerable
purchases have been made of dollars
coined at the mint for the purpose of
exporting them, and as it is probable
further purchases and exportations will
be made the president directs that all
the slilver to be coined at the mint
shall be of small denominations, so
that the value of the largest pieces
shall not exceed half a dollar.
I aml, etc, .,
M#0]BRT PATTERSON, aq.,
Director of the Mint.
Depre etea la WooL
. it jot a little strtnge to have
abe wool exhange cloetin on account
t ' sOs.- in the wool. business"
a Me ltiey adsinItstration and
f IaD15Yaý tarit? ea nt be pos
btie t~ th is a the re ri t of tree ail
Y thiLt?--Free ) I ul
THEY CANNOT DODGE.
REPUBLICANS MUST SHOULDER
Slnce They Control All Branches of
the Government the Goldbugs Cannot
Claim That Anybody Else Is Re
sponsible for Hard Times.
Had the allied free-silver forces con
trolled the nexat congress all of the plu
tocratic daily papers would have dis
covered that wheat, cotton and other
farm products were never so low in
price, that wages are tending down
ward and that business conditions are
bad. This sta':e of things they would
repeat in every form that they could
twist language into was owing to the
fear capital had of silver sentiment as
shown in the control of congress by the
Now, the goldbugs have everything
they could ask for. They have both
houses of congress to pass their laws,
a president to sign them and a supreme
court to construe them.
Times must be hard while the gold
standard is adhered to. The people
will not stand hard times without regis
tering a protest at the ballot box, and
the Republicans cannot shift the re
Senator Hanrna, in expending a large
fund in doubtful congressional districts
this year, made it impossible for his
party to re-elect McKinley in 1900.
In the assurance of complete political
success in the near future the allied
silver forces should push the work of
education and organization within the
next two years. Every man who suf
fers from the gold standard policy
should be told just why he suffers, and
within a year the people will be glad
enough to study the financial question.
A PALACE AND ITS USES.
A press dispatch thus described Sher
ry's new hotel for plutocrats, recently
opened in New York:
"Sherry's great new palace on Fifth
avenue was thrown open for private
view Saturday.. Rome in its most re
gally magnificent days never saw any
thing like it. Neither has New York.
The new hotel, designed especially for
the functions of society, has eleven
stories, and takes up 125 feet on the
avenue and 225 feet on the side street.
Right off the street are the offices and
the restaurant, a room of baronial pro
portions, opulently finished in oak,
with gold trimmings, after the man
ner of Louis Quantorze. The cafe is
carpeted in red and hung with green
draperies. The main cafe, another
huge room, is done in green. To the
side, without any street front, is the
palm garden, a lofty room roofed with
glass and trimmed with white marble
and greened iron. These are all public
rooms. Up stairs are three ball rooms.
The main one., forty feet high, is on
the third floor. It is an immense place,
done in cream and gold, with a deli
cately frescoed ceiling. Attached to
the room is a regal suit of reception
rooms and coat rooms. Down another
flight and you walk into another ball
room, just as perfectly appointed and
just as richly decorated. And yet it is
absolutely apart from the other. Go to
the front and there is a third ball
room. The first ball will be given De
cember 2. The cost of the hotel was
It may interest you, too, to know
something about those who will enjoy
all this magnificence. Please note that
this g'eat hotel has been "designed
especially for the functions of society."
The first ball will be given December
2, says the Topeka Advocate, and it
has been decided that the printers of
New York shall give it. They have
had more time to prepare than most
other classes, for the introduction of
the typesetting machines has made
them a leisurely class for some time.
The large number of unemployed print.
ers in New York city makes it doubly
certain that the opening ball will be
worthy of the palace beholding it.
The sweatsh'op cigartakers were for
merly compelled to work from 6 in the
morning until 9 and 11 at night, but
fortunatell the machines have dis
placed them, and they are preparing
to celebrate their freedom with fitting
festivities. Inasmuch as two persons
working together making sweatshop
cigars used to be able to make a total
of $7 to $11 a week they have ample
means to draw on. Music for the
cigarmakers and their friends to dance
to will be furnished by Oscar Hammer
stein and othed inventors of cigar man
The section inen of the principal rail
roads of New York are planning a ball
for the holidays that they intend shall
eclipse anythling of the iort ever seen
in New Yqrk :ity. They will run spe
cial trains fbrom .all over the state,
Laiter on tCi tiagniflcent hotel will be
thrown Open througlaot to, many
mIask at P1I9asIvaI d, who with
their families, will make a visit to New
York the special celebration of the re
turn of prosperity.
This hearty reception of the new
Sherry's by the "plain people" of the
vicinity of New York is extremely
gratifying. It was not so many years
ago that the great palace would have
been given over entirely to those whom
we were once accustomed to call "the
rich"-rich because they were pos
sessed of considerable money. So re
cently as the time of the war for Cuba C
was it impossible for the producers of
this country to reap anything from the
erection of a palace like Sherry's other
than the mere pittance of wages for the
few employed in the building. But
now the toil and the reward are both
theirs-a true prosperity has come,
and they have good reason for rejoic
Ex-Senator Ingalls on the Gold Standard. a
In the House of Representatives, in i
January last, in a speech upon the de- e
ficiency appropriation for the fiscal
year, Hon. William L. Greene of Ne
braska, in a telling arraignment of the
operation of the gold standard, quoted d
a speech of Senator Ingalls, which the
speaker quoted from the Congressional
Record of the Forty-fifth Congress,
vol. 7, page 1052, as follows:
If we are to have a monometallic
standard, I believe silver to be im
measurably preferable to gold. It is
less subject to fluctuation; its produc
tion is more steady, its cost more uni
No enduring fabric of national pros
perity can be builded on gold. Gold is
the money of monarchs; kings covet I
it; the exchanges of nations are ef-I
fected by it. Its tendency is to accumu
late in vast masses in the commercial
centers and to move from kingdom to
kingdom in such volumes as to un
settle values and disturb the finances
of the world. It is the instrument of
gamblers and speculators, and the idol
of the miser and the thief. Being the
object of so much adoration, it becomes
haughty and sensitive and shrinks at
the approach of danger, and whenever
it is most needed it always disappears.
At the slightest alarm it begins to look
for a refuge. It goes from the nation
at war to the nation at peace. War
makes it a fugitive. No people in
a great emergency ever found a faith
ful ally in gold. It is the most dow
ardly and treacherous of all metals.
It makes no treaty that it does not
It has no friend whom it
does not sooner or later be
tray. Armies and navies are
not maintained by gold. In
times of panic and calamity, shipwreck
and disaster, it becomes the chief agent
and minister of ruin. No nation ever
fought a great, war by the aid of gold.
On the contrary, in the crisis of great
est peril it becomes an enemy more
potent than the foe in the field; but
when the battle is won and peace has
been secured, gold reappears and
claims the fruits of victory. In our
own civil war it is doubtful if the gold
of New York and London did not work
us greater injury than the powder and
lead and iron of the rebels. It was the
most invincible enemy of the public
credit. Gold paid no soldier or sailor.
It refused the national obligations. It
was worth most when our fortunes
were lowest. Every defeat gave it in
creased value. It was in open alliance
with our enemies the world over, and
all of its energies were evoked for our
destruction. But as usual, when dan
ger has been averted and the victory
secured, gold swaggers to the front and
asserts the supremacy. But silver is
the money of the people. It is the
money of wages and retail. Its tenden
cy is toward diffusion and dissemina
tion. It enters into the minute con
cerns of traeffic and is exchanged day by
day for daily bread.
It penetrates the remotest channels
of commerce, and its abundance, bulk,
and small subdivision prevent its de
portation in sufficient amounts to dis
turb or unsettle values. If it retires at
the approach of danger, or from the
presence of an inferior currency, it still
remains at home ready to respond to
the first summons for its return. Dir
ing a late visit to a remote portion of
Arkansas I was surprised by the
amount of old silver in circulation, in
eluding Mexican and pillar dollars and
American halves and quarters coined
half a century ago. 'Seeking an eg
planation, I was told, by the merchants
that upon the withdrawal and retire
ment of the fractional paper currency
these old coins immediately ap
peared in sufficient quantities to supply
all needs of trade, conclusively show
ing that when silver vanished at the
beginning of the legal-tender-paper pe
riod it had been carefully hoarded
among the people and had promptly
returned to circulation when its pres
ence was required. I have no doubt
that two hundred and fifty millions of
silver would be thus readily absorbed
among the people of the United States,
forming a vast, permanent, stable ac
cumulation which would be an endur
lag basis of prosperity, less liable than
any other currency to the mutations.
and vicissitudes of financial panics
When a fool opens b1 mlouto 1h1
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