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less sea of religious debate. —[Ed.
A PAIR OF THEM.
JOHN SHBRMAIk AND DAVID B. HILL.
'To the Editor-
Hon. John Sherman, the man who is
responsible for.evils inflicted upon this
country and mankind, greater end more
far-reaching in their effects than any
other single character of whom we have
any reoord In history, is still in his old
age persisting in the defense of the policy
which has inflicted so much misery and
seeks to extend it. *
In a reoent interview at Mansfield he
says:
"My recent speech at Zanesville con- I
tained briefly my position on this ques
tion. I am in favor of the largest use
of sliver that can be maintained so as
not to demonetize gold. The drift of
sentiment seems to be for more silver.”
“I am no better prophet than any one
else, but silver will be a subsidiary
ooin, passing for a dollar, but only worth
SO ortits. It will be used in the United
St&es, as it is in the European nations,
as a silbsidiary coin.”
Tail's hoary old sinner against his coun
try and human race, rolling in wealth
dud to membership in the
chanpel circle of those who propose to
bp the use of money, and by controlling
its volume, to wield all power, appear
Just as intent as ever to mislead and
misdirect public sentiment by such bold
statements a? the last. He knows that
In France, in Germany and Holland that
silver is used Indiscriminately with gold.
That silver coin is a part of the reserves
Just as gold is by the great banks at
Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. He knows
ffiat its legal tender power is protected
by law, for fle has in the senate debates
been cpmpelled to admit it, by Senator
TelUjl* and to say like the boy convicted
ot faite Statements, “I thought it was
only limited legal tender in France.”
Thfe truth is not in Mr. Sherman since
he ceased to be “Honest John” under
the corrupting influence of gold.
Mr! Hifl in criticising the Zanesville
speech, charged that Mr. Sherman did
hot know anything about the ques
tion.
Mr. Sherman retorts that Mr. Hill
ocluld not have read his speech, and by
implication that he, Hill, did not under
stand it. The truth is that both of these
adroit politicians, being engaged in the
game of party politics, do know the sub
ject from a to izzard, but it is the pres
aent policy of both to tell what they
don’t know and suppress what they do
know.
'This is the same Mr. Sherman that
said our silver coin was good because it
was redeemable in gold!
“Hypocracy is the homage which vice
pays to virtue,” says “Lacon” Mr. Sher
man and M r - Hill pay homage as do most
of toe 4erwat)\s of Shylock to the merits
of the bimetallic principle.
They agree to accept it when Shylock
saye ijt’s all right.
"We will not differ from the European
nation In our treatment of silver,” he
continues. How different would our af
fairs be, had our treasury officials
obeyed the laws which tlieir oaths of
office required them to obey, as the
Bank of Fflance officials did their law,
and paid out that which the law'made
equal to gold. Mr. Sherman makes one
Important admission which cannot bo
credited to his consistency nor to his
honesty, but in deference to the tido
of public opinion now rising. He says:
"We maintain” and he who in defense
pleaded In justification of the infamous
act of 1873 that silver was worth three
por cent more than £old —a flaunting lie
itself, for the three per cent only repre
sented ohr undervaluation of silver in
our exacting 16 to 1 which France gave
l to 16%, and in France its parity was
fixed.
Yet, that act of fraud, provided for a
trade dollar containing 7% grains more
of standard silver! “For the Oriental
trade.” Silver at a premium, yet John
Sherman engineering a bill to coin big
ger dollars! And he now says in this
interview:
“The people of the United States do
not and will not readily circulate silver
dollars. They are too bulky for general
uae. When I was secretary of the treas
ury I tried to get silver into circulation,
but I oould not, and all my successors
Eave done likewise.”
And he knew that it was in constant
circulation, in the more convenient form
of paper certificates.
••Them at par, because we receive "at
par” (silver dolars.)
Of course under the law they are so
received.
Mr. Sherman knows that as we—tallie
reserve in banks and vaults that silver
la as good as gold and that the great
body of the people prefer paper money.
He simply falsifies the record in say
ing that people do not use silver for the
hundreds of milions of certificates attest
the change. Too' cumbersome for use he
says, yet he ia on record recommending
a ratio of 30 to 1 and talks of 50-cent
dollars! The financier and statesman-
Fifty cents dollars, the dollar unit of his
country’s monetary system while the
cent is as its name signifies the hun
dredth of the unit. John Sherman’s
name, now executed by millions, will be
handed down to posterity as more ex
ecrable than Benedict Arnolds. He has
been for many years the sole defender
In the senate of his country of that act
of lpfamy changing the money standard
of the ooiin/try. J. W. PORTER.
A LETTER FROM MISSOURI.
WARM PRAISE FOR THE PAPER.
To the Editor:
Enclosed, you will please find check
four $1.25; $1 of this is to apply on sub
scription for the Representative for one
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year, and the 25 cents for Mr. Donnelly’s
new book on finance.
Your paper in this land of mqssbacks,
duplicity and ignorance is an lndispen
sible weapon. Out of six papers, all re
form, your paper stands at the head of
the list. '
Wi h best wishes for the grand work
of reform and the Representative as one
of the instruments, I remain yours tru
ly, GEO. A. CAMPBELL,
Odessa, Mo., June 22d.
A BAD DREAM.
THE BONDS COME DUE-OUR PROMI
NENT PATRIOTS ALE IN SHEOL.
Skunx Mizzery, Minn., Joon 23, ’95.
To the editor:
I dreemed a dreem the utber nite
whitch hez upsot me considrable. I thot
I wuz in Washinton and the gold bonds
wuz due and long unpade. I tho’t the
bond issu’m hed bin overdunjrfand thet
nobuddy wild by eny moar and they
hed to be pade. The most uv ’em hed
gone to England And ther wuz no'way
out uv the trubble. Ez I lookt I seed a
fleet of redcoats landin’ and takin! pos
session uv the city. Peepul >vuz clad in
rags and acted ez ef ther manhood and
independens w'uz gone and they didn’t
giv a dam.
The bloo coats,who hed bin caled out so
meny times to shoot the labriu’ classes
wuz invisible. The Britishers marcht
to the Capitle where Congress wuz in
ecshion and demanded ther pay and af
ter a litle time Congress agread to farm
the revenors out to England to pay off
the bonds. The oldest soar of the King
uv England wuz vested in the titul
“King of Ameriky” and tuk the Presi
dents chare til a tliroan and pallis cud
be bilt. The peepul aksepted the chanjc
joyfully, sain enything wuz better than
wbat they’d bin hevin. Then the. seen
chanjed and I wuz transported to hell.
Ther I see Benedict Arnold and Judas
Iscariot and various-uthers I npde sittln
on throans uv ice kuvered with asbes
tos, drinkio beer and isu’m orders; the
devil told me that the wards they hed
okkepied wuz full and the traitors uv
later yeers hed bin so much wurse and
so moony that them, fellers wuz honored.
I seen hull rooms full uv korporashun
lawyers anc[ raleroad men, meny whome
I node in life. Dr. Mayo and Stebbins
uv fochdoter wuz there. Kinyon wuz
thare ifl peeoes bein torn lim from lim
for aktin as bank undertaker Instid uv
physician. Satan sed when he went to
bring him home he cud hardly git eauf
uv him together to bring along. In a
larg room where I wuzn’t allowed to en
ter I saw a tremenjus kittle. I begged
ernestly to hev it turned over but hell
trembled at the thot. Why sed the devil,
do you kno whose under thare. The
fust Is ol Jon sherman, then thares Knut
Nelson, Dave Kluff, Grover Cleveland,
Shiras and Jay Gould, Rockefeller, the
Rotheschildren and menny uthers too
numerus to tell uv. Ef they wuz to
wuntz get out theyd sell hell out to
England fer a cent, and eny wun uv ’em
is a worse devil than I em and hell wud
be to pay. They told me Jonshemjan
wuz chaned to the inside uv th 6 kittle.
Then I woke and wundered I spoze
them bonds hez got to be pade
sumtime, but I never thot uv that way.
Howsumever, none uv us won’t hev to
help pay nun uv em, so let the bondis
suin continuer. We don’t care wha.{
happens to the kentry arterwards. Ez
fer the latter part uv the dreem, all I
dowted wuz the punishment bein eny
wher neer sufishent, but ther fondness
fer sellin ther mativ country I didn’t
dowt. Ino it. The only thing I wunder
at iz thet they didn’t let Judas and the
uthes feller out.
Feelin despondent but troothful fer
wunts, OLE O’MARJERIN.
KEEP UP THE FIGHT.
STAND BY THOSE WHO ARE ABUSED.
To the Editor:
In the issue of June 1 of the Brainerd
Tribune, one of the leading Republican
papers of this part of the state, appears
the following clipping frtun the Granite
Falls Tribune:
“The Tribune interviewed a gentle
man recently returned from England,
and in reply to our inquiry, ‘What do the
English think of our money contention?’
he replied that they were more anxious
for us to adopt the free coinage act than
our most ardent enthusiasts supporting
silver can be. He disfavors the free
coinage of silver in consequence. When
England favors a project it is time for
us to disfavor it and understand that
our prosperity is not mutual.”
Indeed! When did the old party ar
rive at this conclusion? . If they had
only practiced what they preach the
Republican party would not go down to
posterity such an object of disgust and
loathing as it now appears. I think the
man who wrote the above clipping is a
fit representative of the g. o. p., as it
seems that truth is stranger to him than
fiction. But what more can we expect
from the tools of the old parties who
have been fallowing their lies .and mis
representations for the past 20 years?
But how long since Englana has favored
the free coinage act we would like to
have the old parties tell us.
But keep up the fight, friends and
members of the Peoples Party. Let the
past defeats only spur you on to greater
effort; for "truth crushed to earth shall
rise again.” And I feel assured that it
cannot always be with “truth forever
on the scaffold wrong forever on the
throne.”
“Boom the Representative,” as you
have no better exponent of your rights
than Mr. Donnelly, for whenever you see
one of your leaders assailed and ma
ligned by the old party papers, as he
has been, rest assurred he is doing his
duty to you and your cause. We can
expect no redress from a government
whose judicial ermine even is a party to
the crimes and corruption that hold a
rampant sway over our liberty. For
their past decisions have proven to us
that they are prostituted to the Money
power. Stand firm, brethren, lyour home
and children demand it. A®d surely
victory will yet be poised upon your
banner. Yours, with hopes for success,
Deerwood, Minn. R. M. ROBERTS.
A WOMANS-RIGHTER,
WIIO DON’T BELIEVE IN PRACTICED
POLITICS.
To the editor:
Inclosed find one dollar, for which
please send “The Representative” for
one year to the address given Below.
f like your paper as a whole, but can
not indorse the stand you have lately
taken on the woman question. Can a
party that claims to be working for the
elevation of the downtrodden portion of
humanity afford to deny a single right
to any class or body of people, or to as
sume that one-half of humanity, divided
by an arbitrary line having no relation
to fitness, has a God given right to gov
ern the other half? I think our women
. can be trusted, and that, take them from
snysrißil r«|f
THE KEPKEBESTATIVE. WEDNESDAY ■ JTTLT 3, 1898.
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all clasek of society and all grades of cul
ture —woman against man in the same
grade—the women are far ahead in their
readiness to sacrifice self to a sense of
duty, and to do right for the sake of
right. I am not a believer in so-called
“practical politics,” but believe that the
sidetracking of a principle for the sake
of supposed expediency is always and
everywhere a mistake. Yours truly,
A. L. DART.
St. Paul, Minn., June 21.
AN OUTRAGED POSTMASTER.
SAM STICKER FAVORS FREE SILVER
AND IS TIRED OF SELLING STAMPS
ON CREDIT.
Mistur Editur—Everybudy pears to be
on the fense these days. Mqst of us
Demokrats, and the Republercans two,
ar on the fense ’bout the silver quest
shun. Tha don’t know whethur to speke
out in meetin’ for ther gold standard or
fur fre silver. They kind of stradle. Tha
ar half afrade an the other half dassent.
But why shude tha favor free silver?
Didn’t the Republercans demorerlize sil
ver in ’73 and ther Demokrats finish
ther jobb in 93? Haint a majorety of
both partys alius voted agin silver in
Kongres? Tha favured silver in there
platforms, but in oflee tha alius had a
change uf hart. Maybe tha think par#
platforms ar like ther platform on a
strete car —to he used only to get in on.
It don’t look wright ter me , hut I am two
goode a Demokrat to kick on what my
party duz.
lam off ther fense. I want fre silver,
an’ it makes me mad to here some fooles
lie ’bout the gold standerd. Ther fule
kiler cude git a long stiddy jobb here in
Groverville now daze. When tha say
gold iz ther only onest muney, I get so
mad that I cude knock there I -teeth
loose.
Old Shindepe, our muney-lender, sez
fre silver wude drive gold outer ther
country. Wher iz ther gold driv to now?
He iz ther only man in town thet haz
sene a gold pece in ten yeres. Hiz hired
Pap Parrut, is agin fre silver two.
He sez it wude ruin ther oredit uf ther
gurernment. He is more carefull ’bout
ther guverment’s credit then about hiz
own, for he can’t git trusted fur a baa: ufl
soap at any store heer. He kroks ’bout
ther nede of gold to pay crediturs and to
“mhnetain our natshunal honur.” Why,
Pap wude rather kil hisself than pay a
creditur, An’ honur! He don’t kno any
more ’bout honur then a blind dog duz
bout Shakspeer’s plays.
And theres Dr. Bigfees. He can’t rest
fur feer ther “cuntry wil be fluded with
chepe muney.” And he goes’round with
his pants in distres fur nede uf a patch,
and he hasn’t pade hiz last yere’s whisky
bil yet.
A 1 our lawyers ar cussing silver cause
it ain’t wuth only 50-cents on ther dol
ar.” Sum of them had better withdraw
there objectshuns til tha get enuff mun
ey ahead to pay their washwomun.
Si Smith who works in ther tin factury
sez chepe muney is a fraude on ther
workingman. Wflat is deer muney?
Thet’s whut w’ve gut now, an’ if hiz
wife didn’t take inwashin’, Si wude starv
to deth.
And ther hull gold crowd get together
and shout, “we want muney that isgoode
in*Urope?” What fur? Whose goin’ to
Urope.? Not wone of ther fools haz gut
muney nuff to bi a steerage pasage in a
frate car from Groversville two Mineap
olus. An’ tha look seu durty an’ raged
thet if tha went away frum home tha
wude al be run in fur tramps. Such talk!
makes me seesick. I kno we nede more
muney, an’ when we hav plenty of sil-%
ver we alius have goode times. This
gold standerd we hav gut now may be a
fine thing, but I’m tired of seling stamps
or. credit. An’ if ther Demokrats don’t
cum out strong fur fre silver, I ain’t goin!
two stick two them no longer. I’m get
tin’ desperate, I am. Whut’s ther goode
of havin’ a postofice when I’ve gut to do
biznes on credit? SAM STICKER,
(Who is tired of bein’ on ther fense.)
Groverville, Joone 6,1895.
AN OLD REPUBLICAN.
WRITES US A LETTER—THE SAME
MEN ADVOCATE SINGLE STANDARD
NOW THAT ADVOCATED FIVE PER
CENT A MONTH INTEREST FORTY
YEARS AGO—ANOTHER DRED SCOTT
DECISION.
To the Editor: —You will please find en
closed 50c, for 25c of which please send me
one of your paper covered “The American
Peoples’ Money,” for the balance please
send some documents for distribution, as
you deem beSt.
I find that the same class of men cham
pion the single gold standard today as
championed the 5 per cent per month
acts of interests in the fifties. Other
things have taken place having a suspi
cious resemblance to the Dred Scott case,
that is, the income tax and the Debs de
cisions. What the former had to do with
the black slave and his cruel master in
1859-60-61, the two latter will have to do
with the emancipation of the masses from
the tyranny of the classes in 1895,
D. C. EVANS.
South Bend, Minn., June 25, 1895.
THE I. uTqROWING.
To the Editor:
Our meeting the 22d to organize a
company I. U. was a success; over 30
members attended the meeting and took
part in organizing: eight ladies from one
lodge attended, something unknown in
county meetings of the open alliance.
The secretary, A. Borchert, will send
a report of the meeting, I suppose. Fra
ternally, ‘ HAMLIN V. POORE.
KIND WORDS.
To the Editor:
Enclosed send you money order to pay
up my subscription for this year. Should
have sent it long ago. Ido not want to
miss a single copy of your paper. Yours,
PETER SKOGLUND.
New London, Minn.
To the Editor:
I am a reader of your paper and would
not be without it. Would to Gpd that'
every working man in this country would
take “The Representative.” If they did.
the 4th of March, 1897, would find the
presidential chair Ailed by a Populist.
Yours for reform, * * *
To the Editor —“I think I can muster a
few subscribers soon in the Royal Grange,
lam a member of it. As soon as they can
get the means. Your paper takes very
well in our grange.” Respectfully,
S. H. SLAGLE.
THE PLYMOUTH ROCK BEATS THEM
ALL.
Albert Martin, a Californian, has a
Plymouth Rock hen that has not been
laying for some time. The other day
she went on the nest and the family
were astonished to find, upon her leav
ing it shortly afterwards, that she had
laid a live chick. Only a few fragments
of the shell were about its head and
they were still wet. The theory ad
vanced is that the egg, in some manner
rearded in its progress, was held in the
sac until the germ developed and pro
ceeded to the stage of incubation. So
far as is known, this is the first case of
the kind on"Tecord.—Farm-Poultry.
BURKE’S ORATION.
A DECLARATION OF INDEPEND
ENCE TO THE UNCONVICTED
FELONS—WITH ODE.
One hundred and nineteen years ago
there was given to the world from old
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, a docu
ment over the reading of which you are
wont to go wild with enthusiasm on the
day of the three hundred and sixty-five,
only to forget its precepts on the others;
having apparently become entirely di
vested of the (Spirit of yoflr forefathers,
and instead with bended knee and craven
hearts bow before the car of Juggernaut,
at the behest of the powers that have so
long used crimei or wrong to oppress you
and yours and enthrall you in the chains
of bondage, while you forsooth lick the
hand that smites you and do honor and
obeisance to the oppressors, a la Jim Hill,
St. Paul blow out.
Time was when the people of this coun
try respected and rewarded integrity and
veracity, but that time is among the dim
vistas of the past, since the so-called civ
ilization of the present day demandfc that
a being should be a liar, thief, forger, hank
smasher, would-be murderer and all
round villain to be eligible as a leader in
politics, society, and religion in some If
not all communities, and the greater
adept he has become In the common sin
of part or all of these crimes the more
proud have you been to lift him to an
exalted position, and the more enthusi
astic in his support, till in time you have
succeeded in building up among you an
aristocracy of crime that has to a very
large degree controlled a part of your
press, your pulpits, yoHr political organi
zations in St. Paul, Minneapolis and a
part of the state, and inducted into city,
county, state and national office members
of their unholy guild.
Stand by and burn if you wHI! Let the
unholy and ungodly set of criminals crack
your banks, rape your school fund, and
defile your homes without let or hindrance
on your part, if you have not the man
hood or integrity to try and stop it! As
for me, I have concluded that when a sen
atorial poker gambler and a senatorial
bank smasher set up that job in the city
of Washington calling to their aid a fed
eral judge, several present and past state
and city officials and Intended to cul
minate In stealing the property of the
writer hereof andJf need be encompassing
his death —receiving aid, as they did,
from the Vice President qf a Young Men’s
Christian Association, it was about time
that we should assert our right as an
American citizen, even if ih so doing the
result should land a large part of the past
.and present officials of our state in the,
penitentiary.
These be strong words, but used ad
visedly? since we have been silently in
formed that such is the fact, and more
over have had our property stolen by de
tectives employed by the young Chris
tian referred to, and as to the latter hold
evidence to that effect. And not content
with this, these criminals or their agents
first threatened our life and then twice
attempted it; once at the hands of a tool
in their employ, and once at the hands of
a state official, who, alas, I fear was
equally an employe, stool pigeon or dupe
of some of the criminal element of this
state. Hence, as an expression of our de
termination to assert our constitutional
rights, we address the following:
To the unconvicted felons of the State
of Minnesota and their aiders, abettors
and accessories before and after the fact,
both in and out of office. Greeting:
For over a quarter of a century you
have controlled absolutely the political,
religious and financial destinies of this
great North •Star State till you have come
to consider your wishes law, legislatures
and courts as supernumeraries, and
churches as simply erected for your glori
fication, edification and worship, and in
your inordinate vanity you have actually
made yourselves believe that the mass of
the people considered you semi-respecta
ble, since you have so long succeeded in
escaping that felon’s garb the most of you
so richly deserve and which it fc devoutly
hoped a few of you will soon wear.
Stealing, lying, fraud and every crime
named in the decalogue, the commission
of which does not require on your part an
exhibition of physical courage, has by long
usage therein become to you a second na
ture. So that no doubt he who dares to
act honestly or to tell the truth is looked
upon by you not qnly as an oddity but an
extremely dangerous being, since he is
disposed to unsettle the existing order of
things by substituting therefor a reign of
jfistice, veracity and law in place of the
existing state of anarchy, chaos and crime.
You have polluted all that is sacred in
public and private life by your unholy
touch, using alike the agencies of the
church and state to further your schemes
of villainy. No crime has been too great
for you to commit or cause to be com
mitted, if the agencies come not too high,
for it is true that all of you have too much
physical cowardice to yourselves commit
any crime that will require the possession
or exhibition of physical courage, but the
lack thereof has been to you no drawback,
because your stolen millions have been
partly used In employing hired braves or
alleged private detectives to consummate
those crimes you have been too cowardly
yourselves to commit.
All in all, you are about as contemptible
and pusilanlmous a set of cowardly, hypo
critical villains as ever afflicted or dis
graced any community. Though it be
true that you have largely controlled the
political, financial and religious affairs of
this state, and though among your num
ber may be found one or more ex-state
and federal officials, and the only wonder
the writer has ever experienced is why in
thunder you have not been brought up
with a round turn long ere this.
In some communities whence it has
been the lot of the writer to reside, gen
tlemen of your kidney have not at ell
' times been tolerated, and even those more
respectable have at times been the recipi
ents of certain gentle hints that their
presence was not-desirable.
In the year 1878, five men and a boy
were hung at Bakersfield, California, be
cause they were suspected of stealing a
horse. Now you are not suspected of
stealing, because it has been proven that
you did steal—and you dare not deny it—
not a horse, but a large part of the school
fund, beside bankrupting nearly every
financial concern in Minneapolis. Hence
you should have a care and profit by the
sad fate that has befallen your betters,
ere it is 400 late. God grant that the day
may be far distant when it shall become
neoessary for people of this state to re
enact the days of the San Francisco Vigl
lants of ’56, when the gallows, true, a
rope swung out of the old sail loft on
Commercial street. May the day be far
distant, it will be found advisable or nec
essary to uphold the law by breaking it,
for when that day of uprising and wrath
shall come the participants may not be
respectors of persons, hut perchance
would be as likely to adorn the limb of a
tree with an ex-official as an ex-gambler.
If that day should ever come, may God
have mercy on your miserable anatomy—
we cannot say souls —for therd are beings
.said to be devoid thereof, and of that
class we fear you are.
One of your number has expressed the
hope that we will soon let up on the
criminal'leaders of this state; hence this
article, to let you know that we are dis
posed to let np when you have abandoned
your ways of crime, when you have sur
rendered your stolen ducats, when you
permit the people of thip state to regain
their sovereign rights, when, you cease
your pernicious Influence on the courts,
the press and the church; when you call
off your private detectives and other mur
derers, when you return our books, papers
and other property you caused to be sto
len, when the banks and financial con
cerns of this state are actually examined,
when the Governor of this state does his
duty in accordance with law and his oath,
when the world ceases to revolve, when
the sun rises in the west, when the Ethio
pian changes hie skin and the leopard his
spots, when the wicked cease from troub
ling and the weary are at rest.
And now let us give to you the. follow
ing, which was sent to Ben Harrison by
us, per registered letter, in 1892, and later
published. It narrates facts, most of them
within our personal experience, And will,
we trust, bear republishing at < kls time
as an independence ode.
THE ODE.
. My country ’tis of thee,
Sweet, land of liberty.
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
Not. now from mountain side
Does freedom ring.
’Twas once a land of men.
Who had the courage then.
To do and dare; ' /
To speak, and act aright,
By either day or night,
Not fearing man or might, ,
Nor secret lair. I
No man then president
Made it a precedent
To league with crime;
Nor yet upon the bench,
' Place one who bears this stench.
From rich and poor does wrench
Lands all the time.
My native eouhtry thee.
Where’s now thy liberty; 11
Gone when and how? >
We ask Ben Harrison, 1 i
And all his garrison, !
And all his garrison, i
To draw comparison,
'Twlxt then and’ now.
Have you not leagued with crime,
In this or foreign clime?
t Now don’t forget
How Dudley and his hive,
g Did by their blocks ef five,
In Indiana thrive.
They did, you bet.
Of all those judges nine,
We ask you this in fine:
Was there not one,
’Gainst whom n truth ’twas said;
In fraud he robs the dead,
And proof to you was read.
That this he’d done.
Did you to one Gene Hay,
Admit or to him say,
You did not dare,
Refuse to make this turn;
For Davis and Washburn.
For then you’d surely learn.
You’d not get there?
Have you not pledges broke.
Do you not wear the yoke,
That souns of tin?
No use for you to search,
For things beyond your reach,
We fear for all you preach,
You’re fond of tin.
Look now around this night,
AVhere’s freedom’s holy light,
For which we fought;
Crushed to the earth by blight,
Nn man ever ruled by right,
But by the right of might.
See what its wrought.
Can music swell the breeze,
And sing from all the trees,
In freedom’s song;
When scoundrels in their prime,
Drawn here from ev’ry clime,
Stop not at any crime.
To hide their wrong.
Now not impossible?
Nor yet improbable?
Some murd’rous thug;
May use threat’ning looks.;
Or by hooks and by crooks.
He may steal a man’s books;
All he can lug.
And now one word with thee,
Descendants of the free?
Ere this I close;
Heed not their saintly yell;
If down the slopes of hell?
You’d see them slide pell mell,
And tear their clothes.
Then rise in all thy might.
Hurl these foul things from sight.
, Vilest of vile; •
Heed not their blandishment.
Grant them their punishment,
When all to Pen are sent;
Then you can smile.
If then a President?
To such his aid-has lent;
What, shall I say: .
Surely you should protest;
Not lightly nor ip jest; «•
But work with thy zest;
Yes, Work and pray.
Oh Lord, to Thee we pray;
Heed Thou our voice this day;
Let not the tool,
Of rank hypocrasy;
Fraud or conspiracy,
Murder or anarchy
Us longer rule.
Prick Thou the conscience, then,
May all Grand Army men,
Vote as they fought?
Vote for their country’s weal;
’Gainst river harbor steal.
And let all scoundrels feel;
They can be bought.
Let them a President.
To this broad land be gent;
To rich and noor.
Who will our land make bright:
With freedom’s holy light,
Protect us in our right;
O’er hill and moor.
One who will scorn to do.
Bidding of thieving crew;
One not impure,
One who’ll not judgeship sell;
One not so far in hell;
Despite his saintly yell,
That salt can’t cure.
JOHN H. BURKE.
GOD OR GOLD, WHICH?
After all that may be said or ni)t said,
on subjects of reform, it is but the old
question over and over again, as present
ed to humanity from the beginning, al
ways avoided, but always to the point:
“Whom will we serve, God or mam
mon?”
For, as the love of God and neighbor
is the root of all good, bringing forth
fruits of Justice unto eternal life; so the
love of gold, or money and power, is
the root of all evil, bringing forth fruits
of Injustice unto pierdition of ungodly
men, who In all ages have chiefly mani
fested themselves through the monopoly
of land and money, royalty and wealth,
the “dragon” and the “boast,” and their
lying politicians, the “false prophet,”
the upbuilders of capitalistic Babylon
now, more thap ever, treading down
the nations of the earth. And what is
the chief power of her incantation to
deceive the people, but her yellow god,
gold!
For whep or where was there ever a
political power that gold and silver
schemes lay not at the foundation of its
existence as soon as it began to tyran
nize and torment the people? It is with
these, her glittering articles of vanity,
that the kings and merchants of the
earth have comitted fornication and
made themselves royal and rich, at the
expense and degradation of the toiling
millions in every land. But the time will
come, and is already begun, when wick
ed Babylon can deceive the people no
longer with her money or merchandise
of gold and silver, pearls and precious
stones; in short, everything that goes
to satisfy and sustain the greed and
covetousness of pampered royalty and
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wealth, with men servants, and maid
servants and armies of idle men ready
to murder one* another, —these are not
the things that sensible people want to
be taxed for, nor are they needed to make
people free, prosperous and happy; but
what they do need, and must have, even
if it be to the destruction of Babylon,
is plenty of God given sunshine and air,
water and land; for wheb one and all
are equally free bo the use of these natu
ral resources, by the simple law of proper
limitation will one and all be abundantly
able to feed, clothe, shelter and educate
themselves; for these are things that the
people want, not vain and useless gold
and silver, pearls and precious stones
that, of themselves, never yet fed,
clothed, or sheltered a single human
being, and never will.
Gold, as money, has occupied the same
falsely so called, are no more fit to min
cohol has in regard to drink. But the
time has come when gold and alcohol,
the tyrannical gods of bankers and brew
ers, must go. Not that gold and alcohol
are evils fn themselves; but that they
must hereafter be confined to moral and
legitimate uses, namely, for chemical
and mechanical purposes and arts, and
gold and silver would not be worth one
hundred part of their fictitious value.
Gold and silver, “the precious metals,”
falsely so called, are nomore fit to min
gle among the people as money, the life
blood of the body politic, than alcohol
is fit to mingle among the members as
blood of the physical body; for as the
blood is a mere conveyer of every vari
ety of nutriment to the different parts
of the body, so is money a mere conveyer
of everything that is wanted by the mem
bers of the body politic, and needs to
have no value in itself except the Gov
ernment stamp, backed by the people
and all their wealth, which should be
sufficient in volume to represent, in or
der to circulate the same to every part
or member of* the body politic; and is
sued directly to the people for the mere
interest necessary to the support of the
money department, which interest is per
fectly just, while ell other interest is
forbidden of God through Moses and the
prophets whom Christ came to fulfill
and who will therfore condemn all usury
mongers and brokers as thieves, their
opinion to the contrary notwithstand
ing.
“State banks,” robbing poor honest
working people of their hard earnings;
which is the scoundrel, state or bank?
Certainly, both! The bastardly banks,
therefore, must also go, with their gold
basis on which to contract and control
all wealth. For let the people but dis
own their unjust claim to control the
money medium by gold or silver with
which the kings and merchants of the
earth have made themselves powerful
and rich, and the foundation of wicked
Babylon is at once doomed to destruc
tion, “when no man buyeth her mer
chandise any more.” .
Therefore we are not only to come out
of this njonopoiistic Babylon, in which is
found the blood of all that have been
slain on the earth, from Abel down, in
order that we receive not of her plagues;
but we are even commanded to give her
back doble the misery she has heaped
upon defenceless and suffering human
ity.—Monssini.
DUNN DETERMINED.
Auditor Dunn this morning received a
letter from a farmer down in Jackson
county, who owns a farm adjoining a
school section, and through mistake had
located his house just over the line onto
the school section. This spring Auditor
Dunn had sold the right to cut hay on the
section to another man for $lO. .In his
letter the farmer says that the lessee of
the hay rights has ordered him to move
his house off at once or sell it to him for
S6O. The auditor regarded that as about
as good an exhibition of nerve as he has
seen in a long and nervy career, and he
wrote the lessee that If he heard any more
about moving the house he would cancel
the hay lease.
POLITICAL POINTERS.
v (By Paul Fontaine.
A report from Alabama says that re
markable corruption of state officials has
been exposed. State frauds have been
committed. The treasury was looted by
Bourbon Democrats. State expenses
doubled within 20 years and nearly finan
cially wrecked. No wonder the People’s
party is rapidly getting control of tiie
state. It is an absolute necessity.
The lowa Populists and the Prohibi
tionists have adopted 16 to 1 free |ilver
platforms. And there are some oeqple
who want the Democratic party to MMew
in their footsteps.
Tom Watson, of the People's party pa
per of Atlanta, Ga., aaks the qupqstitm:
Do you know why the money poVer le so
anxious to have the greenbacks retired?
They are not only a legal tender and ab
solute money under the decision of the
courts, but they can be used to pqy gold
contracts, as has time and again been
decided. Let’s have more greenbacks.
Politics in Indiana. Free silver feeling
strong. The Populists of that state will
endeavor to cut something of a figure in
the state campaign of 1896. A call for a
state conference to meet at Indianapolis
on September 2nd, to all edt&rs, of
reform papers and Populists are invited.
Oh what a system of fiqpncieping tl*e
plutocrats headed by Grover )a giving up.
Bondage slavery that should be repudi
ated. Our people are too ppttant,
but the sad day of reckoning is now near
at hand. It is expected in Wall street
that within a week the original bohd syn
dicate, which sold 3,500,000 ounces of gold
to the government for about $65,000,006
bonds, will make payment of 60 per cent
to the second syndicate of /banks and
bankers, who furnished one-half of the
gold, of about $32,500,000.
Tom Watson says that "Party loyalty
has cost the South greater losses than the
war or the emancipation of her negro
slaves. It now threatens the enslavement
of her whites as well as her blacks. The
money power of the East, through Cleve
land and Democracy, is welding a finan
cial chain more galling than the fetters
which bound the negro slave. Once riv
eted your children and grand children will
cry in vain an Abe Lincoln to break
them.”
Every People’s party man should read
“Ten Men of Money Island” Casca
St. John’s “Cold Facts” sold by The Rep
resentative: Hugo Preyer, chairman of
the People’s party of Ohio, says: “I must
say that* ‘Cold Facts’ is the best, most
comprehensive, yet concise work on
money, and history of United States finan
cial legislation that I have ever read. It
gives not only details, but refers to vol
ume and page for every statement, some
thing which is of incalculable value to all
those who desire to arrive at the truth.
I congratulate you, and heartily endorse
the book; and when our campaign opens
in August, will no doubt order liberally for
distribution in our state.
The fact ha 3 leaked out that the su
prenyj court judges had a bitter and dis
graceful personal quarrel over the income
tax decision. But it must 'be admitted
that they told the truth about each other,
so far as can be learned. Harlan called
Field “a purchased tool of corporate
wealth,” and Field called Harlan “a d—d
demagogue.” That both were truthful
there can be no doubt. One judge called
another ‘‘a chucklehead.” and that is a
term that might be truthfully applied to
each of them. If we could only know
what the others said of each other, or even
what they think of each other, the people
would be wiser. Yet this is the tribunal
that rules the country and takes from citi
zens their most cherished rights.—Ex
change.
ANIMATE ART. __
First Actress —I’m tired of these per
fectly plain costumes. *
Second Actress —So an I. How would
a flounce or two of gold dust look over
the bronze?—Puck.

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