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W. a» parity promised imlß the ‘Dfemd&HrtS fot a chance. Come, Grover, hurry up! . m The man who reads onlyohe jddt of• a question don’t know any better tkaA to contend that there is only one aide to it. The creation of State banka of issue is an extension of the* national bank in? system in the interest of the money power. Let the good roads agitation; g 6 on but insist on a governmental issue of greenbacks—absolute money—rto pay for them. ____________ Let us pay more attention to prin* ciples and less to men, then the treach ery of a man now and then won’t hurt ns so much. Groves Cleveland has trampled under his feet the principles of De mocracy. Now let true Democrats re pudiate him; “Too many promises and too little performance” would make a suitable epitaph for both old parties, after the funeral in 1896. National ownership of the railroads with the necessary depots and ware houses will greatly simplify the sub treasury system The bankers can’t control the old ship with tbeir little gold rudder. She strikes a breaker occasionally. Let us try some silver ballast. When men read right they think right, When they think right they vote right. The way to get votes is to get them to read right. The gold bugs have capitulated to turn this country over to England. The question now is, will the people consent to the surrender? Let the panic come, it don't hurt the farmer much. He has had the chronic panic for twenty years and is proof against these little, flurries. * The State Bank system is another link in the chain with which it is pro posed to bind the people in industrial servitude. Fight it to the death. What right has the government 1 to authorize a corporation to issue their notes or promises to pay, and require the people to pay interest on them? There isn’t gold and silver enough in the world to pay the debts of the people in the United States, yet the goldtbugs want to demonetize silver. No intelligent people can be per manently enslaved. The people, must be given a fair opportunity to pay their debts or they will repudiate them. The friends of silver are “carrying the war into Africa." One thousand silver speeches will be made in the Eeastern States within the nexc three months. ! ■ This American madness over foreign dukes, princesses and the like, iB a mixture of lunacy and toryism that deserves the contempt of every true American. A scarcity of money has ground the farmer down to bed rock and now it is pressing the merchants and business men to the wall. It is also opening their eyes. The People’s party may be dead—the old party papers say so—but it takes nearly as much hammering to keep it dead as it does to keep the two old parties alive. The farmers who produce too much •-lazy, shiftless things—ought to pro vide themselves with one of Grover’s new devices (fishing tackle) and go fishing occasionally. , Too much production and too much ► laziness is the demagogue’s explana tion of hard times. This is like the man who was afflicted with the chronic i- diarrhea and costiveness. On Congressmen are receiving ten times as much as a farmer could malm, yet they voted themselves an increase of salary to amount of 91,200 a year. v What are you going to do about it? The gold basis system is getting a black eye all over the woirld. The re cent bank failures in Australia, whore they have a gold basis, involved SIOO,- 000,000 of capital and $440,000,000 de posits. , When a man borrows a bank note he pays interest on what the bank owes him instead of what he owes the bank. Nice scheme, this national and State bank business. * ‘Best banking system in the world"—for the banker. Between their promises to the peo ple and the demands of Wall Street the Democrats are in two pecks of trouble. As it is easier to fool the people, however, than to fool Wall Street they are bending their energies in that direction. Ex-Secret art or the* Treasury Poster has failed —his liabilities $600,- 000. He was caught in the trap which he assisted Wall Street to set for others. His epitaph should read thus: “Gone up in iohn Sherman’s d«ry farnaoe of contraction.” w \worfttaft foozle of this nation, Who ard cdskpellea to eat corn bread and ,h(t meat before their viaitors, are eu udottar NWrttal n*.l ad** la » .amptdbs. style. Another evidence Of ‘“Jefler sonian Dn> your Congressman vote to in erease-his salary sl*B*o .a year, under cover of the bill? Look up his Jse. If 3 he did. be ds worse than a petty thief, and ought potato be allowed to live among decent people, .much less to hold, office. —y =f=, A han who wouldn’t resent the in sult to his intelligence by his Congress man voting to increase his salary $1,200 a year, would let you pour a pint of lard oh*his head and allow a hound dog to lick it off provided it was done in the name of his party. Before the election it was “repeal the McKinley Bill,’’and silver was not an issue. Now it is “repeal the silver (Sherman) law,” and the tariff is not an issue. The politicians have got a true kill against the people for being fools, and if the people are not careful they will he convicted of the charge The Sherman law requires the Secre tary of the Treasury to coin enough of the silver bullion-purchased to redeem the coin certificates paid out for the metal. Carlisle is violating the law by refusing to coin the silver or to pay out what he has coined for the certifi cates when presented. He pays gold only for them. The reform forces are not going to divide on account of any strife among leaders. Whenever tile leaders get too busy with their own quarrels to do their duty against the common enemy, they will be set aside and others chosen. We don’t need leaders much, anyway. The people are doing most of the leading. We don’t know of any farmers who owe foreign countries any gold. We don’t know of any who are willing to bind themselves under an obligation to pay a debt In gold. If the specula tors of Wall Street want to put their necks in tha& kind of a halter, let ’em; •sweat for it and not make the people sweat for them. This nation has in wealth over sixty thousand million dollars. It has over seven hundred million m clean cash lying in its treasury vaults. It only owes eleven hundred million and yet there are men who are trying to create the impression that our credit is suffer ing and we ought to issue more bonds to sustain it. Scat! Are the people fools? New Tore bankers are calling in their loans to prepare for a panic which their action will only hasten. Already they have $24,000,000 in excess of the legal reserve of 25 per cent The more panics the more discontented will the people become with the pres ent financial syseem. “Lay on McDuff and d—-d be he who first cries, hold, enough!" Says the Farmers’ Tribune: "Every boy bdrn into the world, in this ‘ land of the free and home of the brave,’ is saddled with a bonded debt of SI,OOO upon which he must pay interest all through life." “The borrower is slave to the lender." We need another Abolition party to abolish this other form of slavery and the People’s party will do it. The recent bank failures have been caused either by Mismanagement or the inefficiency of the system. The old party papers are saying it is through mismanagement. In either event it only shows the necessity of a government banking system. We 'have dishonest postmasters and mis management of postoffiees, but the people never lose anything thereby. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, and while you are smoking do a little thinking and you'll soon favor a gov ernment banking system. . , ________________ Batt.RQAD attorneys and owners Charge that the demands of organized labor are unjust and foolish, yet these same corporations charge more for a short haul than for a long haul and make other unjust diferiminations. Now, what is more foolish and unjust than to charge more for a fifty mile haul than for a hundred mile haul? NO labor organization ever demanded more for a half day's work than for a whole one, and no farmer ever charged more for a half bushel of wheat than a whole bushel. It is only justice the people are asking. ( - The leading men of this nation are trampling its laws under their feet Cleveland has arbitrarily set aside the Geary Chinese exclusion law. Attor ney General Olney, whose sworn duty is to prosecute railroads and trusts that violate the law, is in the pay of two of those corporations as their at torney. Carlisle is paying out gold on silver certificates from the $100,000,000 reserve created expressly for the re demption of the greenbacks and noth ing else. If such men openly and Willfully violate the laws of the land how can it be expected that the peo ple will respect them? We are on the venr brink of revolution. J ' ■ - ll up your steers »• #it your ammunition ready. "Mil l-lij- I , I ,11,'T ; ; w Down the Statue bank system. That panic gave Wall Btreet a black eye, , , The political boss is a cankerous •or*. t The homes of the people are at stake. ‘ Nothing is money until so declared by law. ' g ■ , Where, oh where, is the tariff re former? Hold the Democratic party to its promises. Keep it before the people—the issue of more money. - 1 Bring on your good times, now yon have the “chance.” Get ready to meet old money-bags on a free silver field. No man is a sincere reformer who does not vote that way. This is not the first time the banks were ever on the “bust.” Shoot that compromise of trading silyerTor State banks. See that every man has all the re form literature he will read. We could stand a little more pros perity. Open the throttle, Grover. Fight all kinds of money except that issued by the general government. ,■ Hi, there! you Democrat, are youjn favor of free silver? Tell us, please. The tariff issue is a “theory” now, and not a “condition” that confronts us. Free silver means more money, hence free silver is an important ques tion. Fob every dollar of gold that leaves this country we get value received for it. If you want to see good times in this country work and vote for money. . What will the South do? Will it bow the knee to Wall Street and to Cleveland? The Denver Boad says it is “free sil ver or a free fight-” So we're sure of free silver anyway. Neveb consent to the issue of another bond or the extension of a bank system that rests on bonds. A man ought to have sense enough to know how to vote and honesty enough to vote right. Good roads, would make a splendid basis for good money. Suoh a basis could not be exported. Extortion should be met with re pudiation, and it will be. Put this in your pipe and smoke it. The people have arrived at that point of discontent where relief or revolution is inevitable. The bond system is doomed, but it already has its fangs fastened upon the industries of the conntry.- “A change!” “A chance!" Anything for "a change"—to get office. Oh, What a fizzle of promises! The people have a better right to make products dear than the plates have to make money dear. . Ir The Weßt and South are sensible of their misery they will hang to gether on the silver question. "Throuch much suffering ye are made perfect.’’ The farmers ought to be almost perfect by this time. Free silver is the ground upon which the next‘great battle tor more money and better times will be fought. Beware of a man or a party that seeks to perpetuate the ignoranoe and rouse the prejudices of the people. It is rumored that Wall Street lost $600,000,000 in the recent panic. Wo didn’t lose a ’tater. Let ’er panic. Let US have free silver or repudia tion. If Shy lock insists on having a pound and a half of flesh, give him none. Let the government issue $100,000,- 000 pure absolute paper money and offer it to the people to build “good roads," and see if they don’t take it. That Is one way to test it. Who cares whether a few bankers, brokers and bullionists will take it or not? To be a Populist a man has to be lieve in certain well-defined principles and vote for them. The Democrats and Republicans have straddled around so much on all questions that it don’t require any belief to be either. All it requires is to vote for the nomi nee. It is just as easy to be one as the other and you ean change year politics without changing your doo- OUa Convenient, ain’t it? ? ''■ \ ' • ■ - ■. Mm ' ' ' - * ■ ■ - ' V ~ */SP W H « VE THE M,QHTY FALLEN! THE DAILY PRESS—ONCE GREAT—NOW PLUTOCRACY’ LACKEY. — And how little shall we errant the Dear People to-day. me lud?” THEY LIED. During- the last campaign the lead ers in the Democratic party promised to reduce the tariff when they got a “chance.” If they don’t they lied. They are not doing it*\ They promised to put silver on an equality with gold. If they don’t do it they lied. They are not doing it. * They promised to abolish trusts. If they don’t do it they lied. They are not doing it. They promised to wipe out the national banks. If they don’t do it they lied. They are not doing it They promised to “tnrn the rascals out” If they don’t do it they lied. They are not doing it They promised to reduce expenses. If they don’t do it they lied. They are not doing it They promised to reinstate Jeffer sonian simplicity. If they don’t do it they lied. They are not doing it They have got the “chance.” They have had the “chance” some time. They hare not started to do any thing they promised. They have lied. IT REMINDS US. The failure of ex-Secretary Foster reminds us of the incident of the old colored preacher who was baptizing quite a number of converts. The weather was very cold and the river being frozen over they had to cut a hole in the ice where the water ran rather swift. In baptizing a large negro woman the minister lost his foothold and the old woman was in an instant swept under the ice. The old preacher, without appearing discon certed in the least, raised up and ex claimed: “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; come another one of you, my brethren.” It is useless to state that this wound up the baptism for that day. But the Wall-Street- John Sherman-Grover Cleveland bap tism of contraction, having put hun dreds under the cold ice of bankruptcy, charges it up to the Lord and calls for another victim. “Come another of ye, my brethren,” believers in a single gold standard, the waters are chilly and the ice is dangerous, but you don’t want to run away, “just like them fool niggers did.” Surely your faith in your golden god will give you cour age to face the danger, aye, and oiler yourself up as a victim if necessary. STATE BANKS. The effort to compromise with Southern Congressmen on the silver question by repealing the 10 per cent tax on State bank issues, should be met on every hand with an opposition that will overwhelm with disgrace and contempt any who are weak enough to accept it. The State Bank system would simply be an extension of the National Banking system, with objectionable features added which the latter does not possess. With sil ver wiped out all debts will be paya ble in gold. The security for the notes issued will be State, County and municipal bonds on which the banks will draw interest They will also draw interest on what money they is sue, which in fact is not money but Amply their notes or promises to pay money. The banks will also loan their deposits and collect interest on that. What is to be the basis for all these credit transactions? A small re serve of gold, that will disappear like water down a rat hole when public confidence is shaken the least bit. In fact about 85 per cent of all this busi ness is to be done on “confidence ” It is a regular “confidence” game which, if practiced under any other name than that of banking,- would send the perpetrators to the penitentiary. Thef adoption of this system}would make a greater demand for gold; and where would the gold come from? Wall Street would furnish it, and Wall .. - - Street could dictate the policy of every bank in the country, and hence control the business of the country. Under the present system the great (?) financiers say we have not gold enough and are trying to induce the govern ment to sell bonds for more gold to sustain its credit. It would be in fin tely worse if we authorize State banks to issue more redeemable-in gold-notes- It would place the whole business of the country in the hands of the gold conspirators. It is not a compromise, it would be a complete Surrender to Wall Street and giving them a tope to tie our hands. A Con gressman that has not sense enough to see this ought to resign his seat on account of ignorance, and one who ac cepts it ought to be drummed out of his district. Let the people bring such a pressure on their Congressmen that they will not dare to do this thing. SOMEBODY MUST GO. Somebody must go to Washington to act as master of ceremonies on occa sions of visits to this country by royal persons from other countries. The social world has been turned upside down over matters of etiquette which neither Ward McAllister, Joe Pulitzer, or “his fatness,” Grover Cleveland, have been able to settle without much loss of sleep and waste of valuable time. First there came Columbus the Vlll—the “dook.” As they both drank the same kind of “likker” they got along very well until they were to exhibit themselves on the street going to the World’s Fair. Then the ques tion arose as to which should precede the other, the “dook,” or “his fat ness.” Now we could have settled that question in a minute, provided they were both sober. We have a pre cedent. The Columbuses are always first, and of course we would have told the “dook” to “light out” in the lead. If “strong drink” had reduced the two to the same level, figuratively speaking,—that is if both were equal ly drunk—we should have put them “side by side” to . brace each other. Hardly had this matter been settled when Princess Eulalia of Spain came sailing in to break the sereneness of uppertendom again. The question which now agitated the minds of our American flunkies was whether Eula lie. being an invited guest, entertained at the public expense, should go to Mr. Cleveland’s house or put up at a sec ond-class hotel, and allow the Cleve lands to go there and kiss her big toe. This question was not only agitated among the elite 400, but the newspa pers took the matter up and for a time it seemed likely it would end in inter necine war. We don’t know what in ternecine means, but that’s the kind of war that was threatened. Brother was ariayed against brother and sister against sister. During all this war of words poor Eulalie stood on one foot (figuratively speaking again) in a state of uncertainty and in a white heat of expectation, while her “hubby” was out “fainting the town red." Now, nothing would have been easier for us to have settled than that. To save expenses and get back to Jeffer sonian simplicity, we wolud have sent the dog cart or the bob sled bouncing down Pennsylvania Avenue to the de pot, and brought the Princess right into the White House and kept her there if we would have been com pelled to make a bed on the floor of the Blue Room for her to sleep on. Why, bless her sweet soul, we would have made her feel at home in less than an hour after she pulled off her sun-bonnet and threw it over on Buth’s “crib.” We would let her help do the churnin’ shell corn for the calves and all such little things to make her feel like she was wel- - come. Yes, somebody must go to Washington to settle all these little matters of etiquette, and as Sitting Bull is dead, and Ching Loo hasn’t registered, and Charley Foster is basted, we suggest George Francis Train or Buffalo BilL Don’t go into politics! Oh, no. Go **ln the soup,” FROM THE FIELD. The failures for the week ending June 10 numbered 322 as against 250 for the week before. For the corre sponding week last year the number was 168, or only a little more than one-b ’• the number for the corre spon ng week this year. On with the dan. . § * * * The only sure way to abolish cringe is to abolish poverty, the breeder of crime. * * * It is pretty rough on the Democratic stomach to see a Democratic adminis tration counseling with John Sherman on the financial situation, but then, some Democratic stomachs are copper lined. • * * The gold bugs are probably opening the “nearest cut across fields,” to the demonetization of that metal, that they could possibly do. The idea that both gold and silver could be elimi nated as materials for money is a growing one, and the gold bugs are helping it on wonderfully. * * * The people are rapidly finding that a bank can write “National” before it, is no protection to the people, but a system to control the money volume in I the interest of bankers. * * * * If the snobocracy of this country thinks the time is not near at hand when there will be an adjustment of equitable rights—not on the basis of a compromise, but in line with the Declaration of Independence, let them go on in their ignorance; they will wake up in time. * * * The money lords realize the futility of longer dissembling upon the money question and are preparing for the death struggle they see is inevitable. The man who imagines the money power will be easily overthrown has much to learn yet. ** * \ The fact that the Ohio Republicans have nominated McKinley for re-elec tion would indicate that the politicians think that thb stomachs of the people are copper lined and can stand any thing—even more doses of protection. |* * * While Cleveland is working Con gressmen and bringing them around to his anti-silver policy, the New York banks are pinching and squeesing the Western banks and creating a money stringency and bringing a strong pres sure to bear on Congress. * * * In the States of Mississippi, Florida, Arkansas. Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana there is a total voting strength of 1.685,859 votes, but at the election in 1892 only 879,815 votes were polled, or a little more than one-half the voting strength. * * # If anybody supposed that wealthy fellows would not kick against an in come tax they must be extremely fresh indeed. The wealthy classes, as a rule, shirk their share of the burdema of taxation now all that it is possible for'them to do, and it is not to be sup posed they will gracefully yield to aa income tax, but it will come all the same. * * * .McKinley and Foster helped to dig the pit into which they fell, or in other words, Haman like they were hanged upon the gallows they erected for the other fellows. * * • The Atlanta Constitution says the planters in the South will face six eent cotton this fall. This is certainly very encouraging to the fellows who contended so earnestly for “tariff re form.” * * * . Plutocratic nose-rag sheets are tell ing the people to keep cool, that times will be better when the mon n v *r n gency eases up. That is sure, but it would be more reassuring if they could tell just when she’s gw ing to ease up.