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THE TWINE QUESTION.
A REPLY TO A SLANDERER. The Lake Benton News says: It was for the benefit of the farmers of this state that the twine plant was put in the prison at Stillwater. This move was especially pleasing to the Farmers’ Alliance. Ig. Donnelly praised it. Now he denounces it. He himself furnishes the reason for this change of front. It is because he could not secure an advertisement of the twine for his Representative this summer. He is calling the man agers of the twine plant all the vile names he can think of in his paper. “A column or even a two column ad vertisement, for two or three months, would not have bankrupted the state,” he says, and because he is un able to secure it he says in the last is sue of The Representative ihat the Populist farmer who buys his twine at the twine plant at Stillwater “has no more manhood than a bed bug.” We do not see how a person can hope to influence public opinion or expect the public to believe him sincere in his professions of devotion to truth, morality, reform and the up lifting of humanity, when that person will openly and plainly in nearly a column of editorial tell the reason why he lets the flood gates of vile vituperation and abuse upon an insti tution which heretofore he has lauded to the skies. And yet this man Don nelly is he who a short time ago was looked upon as divine by tens of thousands of people in this state. And when this paper mildly criticised some of his statements which he made here in a speech three years ago, many people in this county whom we could name, looked upon our criticism as a species of sacrilege. It was sim ply blasphemous! The name Donnel ly was sacred to them. But Mr. Don nelly is fast doing, if he has not al ready done, for himself what an enemy would have hard work to do — showing up this political character in his true light. What do the farm ers of Lincoln county think to have this patron saint of morality and purity tell them they.have “no more manhood than a bed bug,” when they purchase their twine at the Stillwater plant—a thing Donnelly has always urged heretofore, and which he would have urged again if he could have se cured a one or two column advertise ment as his reward. This is a fair sample of old party newspaper fairness. The man who wrote that article would pick pockets if he was sure he would not be de tected. As a sample of misrepresen tation and adroit lying his screed bangs Bannagher. Why did he not put his statement in this way: , 1. The Farmers’ Alliance was the means of establishing a twine plant at Stillwater, in the face of the op position of both the old parties. 2. Attempts were made to bring the enterprise to nought, by entering into a combination with the Twine Trust not to manufacture Sisal or Manilla twine, and thereupon, they purchased machinery that would not manfucture anything but hemp twine,—a kind the farmers did not want. 3. We repeatedly declared that twine ought to be furnished by un paid convict labor for four cents a pound; —the results have shown we were right. We are selling it now, for private parties, for 41 cents per pound: and they have to furnish their own shops, machinery,heat and light and hire high priced force labor. 4. This mismanagement brought the twine enterprise at Stillwater to the brink of total failure; and The Representative had to come, last year, to the rescue, and by its appeals and influence saved it from ruin. 5. The Warden of the State Prison wrote us a letter acknowledging the help this paper had been to the Twine factory in 1894, and expressing his be lief that the Board of Managers would give this paper—the organ of the Alli ance —the association that had estab lished the plansome advertising. 6. The State Prison Board met and refused to give us a single cent’s worth of advertising. This was not for economical reasons,because at the same time they sent out one of their own number, with his family, to Paris, on a pleasure trip, at the ex pense of the tax-papers; and at an out lay probably ten times as great as the cost of any possible advertisement in The Representative.- 7. We recognized this treatment as a direct slap in the face given to the State Alliance, given this paper and given the 37,000 voters who supported the People’s Party last year. 8. We have no confidence in that State Prison Board after the action they have taken. They have been forced to manufacture twine against their will. There was no money in it for them. They did all they could to thwart the farmers; they are doing all they can now to insult farmers. The agriculturists of Minnesota can not depend upon any such gang of cunning adventurers. We advise them to start a twine factory of their own. 9. This dirty fellow of the Lake Benton News tries to make it appear that this is merely an attempt on our part to obtain plunder; and that we are angry because we cannot put pub lic money in our pocket. The mis creant knows very well that we are la boring, as editor of this paper,without , compensation, and have so labored for years. He knows that this paper was established by the State Farmers’ Alli ance, and that it is the organ of the farmers of this state; and that we are in this conflict fighting the people’s battle—not our own. 10. The refusal to advertise in The Representative is purely political, not personal. It is an attempt on the part of the Republicans to destroy the organ of the People’s Party. It is sus tained bv the whole Republican ad ministration, with the exception of Bob Dunn; and we shall hold them re sponsible for it; and for sending that distinguished Repub-Democratic non entity„John Norrisli, on an expensive trip to Europe, at public expense, at a time when tens of thousands of oui citizens have a hard struggle to pro cure the necessaries of life. 11. The screed of the Lake Benton News is an adroit piece of political finesse—a cunning mass of omissions and lies by indirection. And the proof of it is that while wef have copied his article in full be will not have the manhood to pritit this reply. We call upon him to do it. We defy him to do it. He is a small brained, dishonest rogue, simply ca pable of making a crazy-quilt of mis representations; and of laboring to be fog simple-minded people who read only one side. The Populist who will take such a knavish sheet into his house is worse . than a bed-bug—he should be rubbed with mercurial oint ment, and then mashed between the finger and thumb of a Plutocrat. THE STILLWATER TWINE LET THE FRIENDS .OF IT POSSESS SOULS IN PATIENCE—NOT A POUND OF IT iS LEFT UNSOLD. The signs of a twine famine multi ply. The Minneapolis Journal of the Bth inst., publishes the following dis patch: Special to the Journal: Stillwater, Minn., July B.—This has teen a great session for the prison binding twine factory, and instead of having a large stock of twine on hand when the season closes, every pound manufactured will have been sold,and fully one-half of the orders received will not have been filled. The large crops in every part of the state have had much to do with the demand for twine. Warden Wolfer refused to re ceive any more car-loads orders sev eral days ago, but every mail brings in a batch of orders for carload lots and smaller amounts. The factory has been running over time for several weeks, and the output aggregates fully 12,000 pounds per day, but this is only a drop in the bucket. When the season began, the state had more than a million pounds of old twine on hand, but this also disappeared rapid ly. and today there is not a pound of un sold twine on hand. We understand that special ap peals have been made to the Republi cans to stand by the State Prison Twine. It is all right. We never doubted it could do without the Popu lists, and we have no doubt that the Populists can do without it. There are more ways than one to skin a cat, but only one way to make the best whiskey. Unce Sam’s Mono gram Whiskey is made that one way. At druggists and dealers. NOTICES OF THE NEW BOOK. The White Banner, Altamont, Kan sas, says: Wherever Donnelly hits he leaves a lasting mark, and though we have not seen the work we see many favorable comments upon its power and timeliness. The Ely, Minn. Times, says: It is a masterly presentation of the great de bate of the day on the question of the supremacy of gold over silver, and in it the author, in a fearless and able manner, attacks the system that has so alarmingly limited the currency cir culation and thus crippled the indus tries of the common people. The book is admirably written, is clear, concise, witty and ever to the point. It is a book for the people on a Itopic that is of vital interest to the people, written by one who has ever been found on the side of the people. The Mail, of Sprague, Washington says: “Mr. Donnelly’s latest produc tion is worthy of the author of “Cae sar's Column.” It is not only clear and entertaining, as a reviewer has already remarked, but it is absolutely fascinating. It, is profusely illus trated in an 'original way and the skilled artists have successfully por trayed the ideas sought to be conveyed by the versatile author. The Montana Silverite, says: Coin was a pathfinder in the cause of sil ver 1 but Donnelly’s book opens a wide trail. It is by far the best work on this subject we have yet seen and we strongly advise its perusal. The book has just been issued in Chicago and has not yet generally been placed with news-dealers. But when it is, we pre dict for it a sale almost equal to that of Coin. It is incisive, humorous and deeply interesting. *One cannot lay it down after reading the first page. The Record Review, Washington D. C., says: The American People’s Money is the title of the latest work from the facile pen of Hon. Ignatius Donnelly, It takes the form of a series of con versations between a Chicago bank president and an Illinois farmer, con tinuing several days during their trip from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. The purposes, reasoning, And ex periences of plutocrat and citizen pass in panoramic view before the mind of the reader while perusing the text,and are accentuated by the numerous tell ing illustrations. Those who have read Caesar’s Column need not be told that the au thor is a close student of the times, cognizant of the rapid changes that are taking place, and foreseeing the inevitable fate that awaits us if the present course is continued. The potency of money as an indus trial factor and the power of the deal ers in money and credits to exploit mankind, through the single gold standard and bank currency, is en forced upon the mind of the reader with a rugged simplicity and logical integrity, born of the scrupulously fair deal that the successful farmer is forced to make with mother earth. In this work the gifted author maintains the high rank he has at tained, and we predict a popularity and influence for this book seceond to none that has yet appeared. A BOOK FOB THE PEOPLE. The People’s Tribune, Saginaw, Mich., says: Hon. Ignatius Donnelly, American patriot, lover of liberty and champion of human rights, author of “Caesar’s Column” and the preamble to the national platform of the Peo ple’s Party* has written another work for humanity. The title of Mr. Don nelly’s latest contribution to the literature of our time is “The Ameri can People’s Money.” Of the scores of books which have flooded the market during the past two years, treating of the foremost question in present-day politics—that of finance—we have seen none more concise or comprehensive. As may readily be imagined by all who have even a superficial knowledge of the line of work which has engaged the pen of Mr. Donnelly in recent years, ••The American People’s Money” is a masterly presentation of Populist de mands for a currency which shall be at once sound, flexible and adequate in volume. “Character.” That’s what Uncle Sam’s Monogram Whiskey has; strength; purity and genuine merit. Your druggist or dealers must tell you so—if he speaks truly. THIS REPRESENTATIVE. WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 3895. OUR REAL DANGER. A correspondent of the Coming Na tion writes:- I have do doubt that many Roman Catholics would like to see the Roman church again rise to supremacy,and I haye no doubt that a large number of the Protestants would like to see their particular church do the same thing, if it ware possible. There are wicked men who would unite with any ecclesiastic body if they had assurance of its success, aivd would use it for all there is in it. But these good people are unduly excited on the subject of Catholicism. The real danger does not come from that quarter. A Jewish syndicate in its eagerness tq restore the people of Israel to their 1 own country, is seeking to make the whole world tributary to them. To this end they own about six billions of the world’s indebtedness; nearly twice as much debt as there is gold with which to pay it; they practically own Egypt and. Palestine at the present time; all of India, from the south of the Indus to the Himalayas, a terri tory equal to the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Mis souri the Indian Territory. Aus tria and 'Germany are heavily mort gaged to them; they own, or their agents own, great blocks of land which they have colonized with Rus sian Jews, besides sufficient of our in debtedness to require of us $150,000.- 000 each year, and thus they are en abled to dictate our finance laws. In deed, I might go on and say i-hey own our presidents; our supreme court and the court-making power; our sen ators and our representatives in Con gress. Already our system of govern ment has been undermined till we have nothing of it except a make-be lieve. Isn’t it about time that Catholics, Protestants, Spiritualists and Infidels should bury the little dif ferences between them and patrioti cally unite to restore their lost liber ties and drive this horrid monster, which is crushing the bones of our wives and children, from our shores? This power arose from the" battle of Waterloo, not that the house of Roth schild had not been in existence about fifteen years previous, but Mil after the battle of Waterloo they never manifested any political power. That power has now become so great that no two Europeannations dare go to war without its consent. We fight England? What an absurdity! Why, the Rothschilds rule England as they do us, only more so; (they rule us through England),and we have a fool ish idea that only gold is money, and that the Rothschilds have all the gold. Where would we obtain our “‘sinews of war” in case we should de termine to fight England? No; Eng land has subdued us through the house of Rothschild and we are now her subjects, and entirely unable to help ourselves till we get a little brains into our heads, or make better use of what we already have. As evidence of the purpose of the Jewish money power to enslave the people, we cite the fact that this pow er, by the demonetization of silver and other unjust and vicious meas ures, bought legislation, and doubled the ainout of commodities—actual wealth—necessary to pay a dollar of debt. This Jewish money power would not allow our last Congress to pass a bankruptcy bill. The mortgages are to be foreclosed and all property at its depreciated price is to be brought un der the hammer of the sheriff; and when all people has been taken they are to be left in debt to the hucksters in money—left under the slavery of debt. The people are to haye no years of jubilee. This Jew money power in the Jew ish country and to the Jewish people was more merciful to them than to us Gentiles. This money power has had declared unconstitutional a law taxing the in comes of millionaire hucksters in money. The cost of running the ma chinery called government, by which this power governs the people, must be paid alone by the producers of wealth. We are to become a tribu tary power to Jew-governed England. POPULIST ITEMS. (From The Vox Populi St. Louis.) The Jtrue Populist admits that we are all creatures of circumstances,but jumps in to create the circumstances he is to be the ereature of. The people pay more than the rail roads towards supporting the govern ment, and on top of it all the people pay ail the expenses of the railroads. The railway magnates believe that all transportation should be in the in terest of the people, but they are the only people they regard as such in the case. The effort to explain the principles of the People’s Party to some men is tantamount to an attempt to load a 22-calibre rifle with a 48-calible cart ridge. The commandment, “Six days shalt thou labor,” was promulgated before the days of gold-bugs. The seventh day is now necessary to work out the interest upon money due the capi talists. Our forefathers got rich because they believed that it was “better to go to bed hungry than to rise in debt,” but monopolists intend to see that the people are kept poor by mak ing them do both. “A -stitch in time saves nine” for the -money lender, while the people who do the stitching are going around with the seats of their breeches out. Forty years ago the American peo ple crushed out slave power, but it re quired four years and bullets to do it; the people will soon wipe out the money power and but one day and ballots will be sufficient. If we get cheap dollars we can pay our debts,but that will be repudiation according to the gold-bugs: if we don’t get cheap dollars we can’t pay our debts and the gold-bugs say that is repudiation. PENNSYLVANIA POPULISTS. THINGS MOVING IN THE EAST. Williamsport, Pa., July 4.—The Peo ple’s Party,with 108 delegates present, held its state convention in the city to-day. R. A. Thompson was elected chairman of the state committee and the following nominations were made: ' State treasurer, George W Dawson, Beaver; judges of the superior court, W. C. Rheem, Franklin county; John Stevenson, Pittsburg; John B. Young, Beaver; J. W. Allison, Erie, and D. C. Coughlin, Luverne. A brief platform was adopted. If you are not a subscriber of the REP RESENTATIVE send Twenty-five cents for a trial subscription. ALTGELD TALKS. Illinois’ fiovernor Expresses Bis Opin* ion Regarding the Chargee ef Bribery. Certain There Was Boodling in the At* tempt to Pass the Humphrey Racing Bill Chicago, July 9.—A morning paper prints a Springfield dispatch containing an interview with Gov. Altgeld regard ing the alleged bribery in connection with the attempt made to pass the Humphrey Racing bill at the late session of the leg islature. The governor, acording to the dispatch, expressed himself as follows: “It is a fact that certain members of the general assembly were paid large sums for their support of the Humphrey Racing bill. One member, I am told, was paid $5,000 by an officer of the racing association. All these facts will doubt less be made public at the proper time and jflace. “That boodling or attempted boodling has marked the progress of nearly every important bill through the assembly is common report, and there is plenty of evi dence on the subject. Whether the sen ate and the house will notice the Dwyer and Plotke charges and inquire into them or whether they will ignore them I can not say, but the two houses clearly owe it to their honor to make a thorough in vestigation. “Unless something is done to break up the practice of boodling in the legisla ture it will result in the breaking down of our state institutions, if some of the members who make a practice of sell ing their votes for money could be sent to the penitentiary it would be the best thing that could happen to the state. The conviction and punishment of legis lative boodlers would free the legisla ture from such practices for years to come.” DOG’S PAPER DEAD. DOC. FISH’S GREAT WEST DIED BE FORE THE BIG HARVEST. The Rock County Herald, noting the death of Doc. Fish’s Great West, says: “The Great West, Doc. Fish’s Populist paper, is dead again, It died once in this state and the remains were moved to Redfleld, S. D., where it was resurrected. But it lived again for a short time only, and now, there is reason to hope, it is too dead to skin.’’ While regretting the misfortunes of any man, the state Populists express lit tle sympathy for the demise of the West, as they say its erratic course was such as to cause suspicion and injury to the Peoples’ Party cause. For a long while the paper, when in St. Paul, was a great power. Then it w r as openly accused of selling out to the Republicans, which de stroyed its influence, and the quarrel with Senator Donnelly, in which it was worsted badly, completed the wreck. The Populists say that this death is no indication that the Peoples' Party papers are not supported by the masses of their party, as well as the papers of any other political faith, though they admit that their masses are, as a rule, less able to support their press; but what they lack financially they make up in zealous self sacrifice. The lesson in the case of the editor of the West, they think, is a good one to illustrate the necessity of charac ter and steadfastness to principle, what ever the allurements or the personal dif ferences with men.—Penny Press. CALLED OFF SENATOR BLACKBURN WILL MAKE NO MORE SPEECHES. New York, July 9. —Special dispatches from Louisville, Ky., say that Senator Blackburn has been called off the stump in Kentucky. He had an appointment to speak at Carlisle yesterday. He went there and took the stand for 12 minutes, telling why he could not speak. Sena tor Blackburn is still so rabid in favor of free coinage that the Democratic state central committee thought the interests of the party would be better served if he kept out of the fight. Consequently a letter was addressed to him by Chair man Carroll, asking him to make no speeches. Senator Blackburn said he had worn the Democratic honors so long he was well accustomed to it and did not think he could work for any other par ty. However, he said, he would‘do as he had been requested and make no more speeches. APPALLING ACCIDENT TAKES PLACE ON A CANADIAN RAILWAY. South Quebec, July 9.—A dreadful ac cident occurred at Craig's road station at 3:45 o’clock this morning. A pilgrim excursion from Sherbrooke was being run in two sections. The first stopped at Craig’s road to cross an up train when the second ran into it, the engine plowirig through the Pullman and first-class cars. So far as can be* ascertained now 25 per sons were killed and about 40 wounded. Driver Peter McLeod, of Richmond, and Fireman Peter Perkins, of the colliding train, are among the killed, their bodies not yet being found. Ten passenger cars and the engine were wrecked. The track will be blocked for some time. The wounded are scattered far and wide among the residences and it will be dif ficult to obtain a complete list for some time yet.. The trains carrying the pil grims were made up of residents from Sherbrooke, Mago, Windsor Mills and surrounding parishes. A special train from Levis with railway officials, a wrecking crew and doctors arrived early this morning and have done good service. A train was made up about 9 o’clock and most of the dead and wounded were con veyed in it to Levis. A FOOL AND A PHILOSOPHER. Wheat, we will suppose,sells for one dollar a bushel. The owners of corn influence Congress to legislate against wheat as food. The result is just what any man with an ounce of brains should expect. Wheat falls in price on account of lessened demand, and corn, by reason of the increased de mand, enhances in value. In a short while the extraordinary demand for corn has driven that article up to a figure beyond the reach of the masses, and when they petition Congress to repeal the law which makes corn, and corn only, food,the growers and hoard ers of corn flood the country with howls and shrieks of honesty and pa triotism. “Wheat,” they say, “has dropped to fifty cents. At such a fig ure it cannot be good food. It is a dishonest product. If the country is to remain prosperous, we must have sound food.” Now such a declaration as the above is absolutely analogous to the present idiotic cry about “sound money.” Does any man doubt that if the law touching the disuse of wheat as food was repealed, wheat would go to a dollar per bushel? And so it is with silver. Repeal the law which forbids its use as money, and unless there is no longer any demand for money, silver would instantly re gain its old price. WARREN ON SILVER. Wyoming 1 Senator lay Bo Obliged to Besert the Republican Banks. Salt Lake City, Utah, July B.—United States Senator Warren, of Wyoming, who was elected on the free silver Issue, said yesterday in a Herald interview, in regard to his leaving the Republicans if the party shelved silver: “You know there is an old saying which says: ‘A good dog never shows his teeth unless he is going to bite.’ Some time in the future I may have to leave my party on account of silver. Until that time comes I don’t mean to make any announcement of ahy threat to do so. “I am a silver man in and out of con gress, in and out of conventions, all the time, at a ratio of 16 to 1, without regard to other nations, or at ratio of 15 to 1, if we can secure it. The sentiment in fa vor of silver is spreading and the pros pects of a popular indorsement of it were never better. I would like to see free sil ver even if we went to a silver basis.” EAST VIA THE GREAT LAKES. The Northern Steamship Line is an im portant link in the Great Northern trans continental system. It gives direct con nection between Duluth, Superior, The Soo, Mackinac Island, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and the East, practically extend ing the Great Northern to within 400 miles of the Atlantic seaboard. During the season of 1895 there are two magnifi cent steel-built steamships in service, the “North Land” having been added for 'duty this year, to run reverse trips with the “North West.” There is nothing finer in the way of accommodations to be found on any other ships afloat. These steam ships make almost railway time in the delightful trips between Duluth and Buf falo. It was thought when the “North W6st” started last year that traffic would come mainly from the tourist classes, but owing to the steamship’s superior speed and splendid facilities business men took advantage of its service ana patronized it to an extensive and gratifying degree. Merchants and others who have an East ern trip in view can make prompt and speedy time by the lake route and enjoy the while one of the finest fresh water journeys in the country, on one of the world’s finest ships. The “North West” leaves Duluth on Mondays and the “North Laiid” on Fridays at 3:00 p. m., after the arrival of the Eastern Minnesota train from St. Paul and Minneapolis. These ships are so regular in their movements that in the trip of 1,000 miles from Duluth to Buffalo there is little variation in schedule time in arriving and departing at the differt ports. It is an ideal trip and no one should go East and back with out using the lake route one way at least. Binding twine (National or U. S. Cord age Company’s), $4.63 to $5.88 per 100 pounds; harnesses, furniture, groceries, barb wire, nails, farm wagons, carriages, sulky and walking plows, and everything else in proportion. Goods securely packed and delivered in good order. Write for descriptive catalogue. Address, The Es tes & Wood Company, Mail Order Dis tributers, St. Paul, Minn. FROM OUR EXCHANGES. Missouri World: Free coinage will give the silver mine owners no more than what demonetization took ,away 'from them. So don’t deny prosperity to the whole people for fear mine owners will get a “rake off.” Cloud City (Colo.) News: Populists feel better every day. They have no explana tions to make for past duplicities as both old parties, and they haVe the first right to every principle now considered vital by every patriotic American citizen. Chicago Sentinel: If the farmers could realize the advantages to be gained by organization and a concert of action, as the corporations and bankers do, the ques tions of money, land and transportation would soon be settled. Duluth Commonwealth: The Demo crats whanging away at the Cleveland Convention for not saying its mind and the Republicans whacking the Kentucky Democrats for adopting a single standard platform and nominating a free silver can didate, are edifying exhibitions bf politics wherein the chief business is to abuse the other side and get elected. * Farmers’ Leader, Plpestdne: Attorney General Childs has advised State Auditor Dunn to compromise the suit against the lumber thieves and accept the SIB,OOO offered. When the poor man steals coal or flour to keep his family from cold or hunger, he goes to jail, but the plugrat fraternity divide the swag and prepare to make a bigger haul. Lyon County Reporter: The Republi can League Clubs are a lot of boys that are about as liable to do mischief as good. They have shown the white feather when ever they have been met by any emergen cy that required true Republican grit. At Denver they straddled the financial hob by. And at Cleveland, when the most important of Republican planks was up for discussion thejf crawled into their hole and pulled it in after them. Farmers’ Voice: The gold bug press is prating about the deposits in savings banks and asking the “poor people” whose savings are in the banks if they wish to be paid in “58-cent dollars?” Well, if the gold 200-cent dollar standard is main tained,.let these “poor people” try to draw out their money in the 200-cent dolars and see how quickly the banks will close their doors with a bang. Farmer and Miner, Oskaloosa, Iowa: The fact that the People’s Party is the only real silver party-is being acknowl edged by friends of free silver generally. Indeed why should anybody longer doubt it? And why should any free silver man longer refuse to join the movement for the redemption loft America from the clutches of the British gold trust? Chicago Sentinel: The Chicago Trib une in a recent editorial laments the in crease of suicides and ascribes it to the neglect of modern ministers to preach the good old doctrine of hell-fire and damna tion, so that people are not prevented by fear of the hereafter from takipg their own lives. Anything to dodge acknowl edging that the poor and destitute have the very life ground out of them by the hands of Tyranny and resort to suicide from sheer desperation. Are there no bloodstains of suicidal victims on the sanctum walls of gold bug papers like Tribune? Farmer’s Voice: A fellow by the name of Mitchell, a Southern bank president, has written a book favoring the gold standard. In it he says -that if all the nations in the world should demonetize gold it would lose of its commercial value. That is, if you destroy the market for an article it will not affect the price of the article. Great Scott! What are luna tic asylums for while a fellow with i mind like that is at large? Chicago Sentinel: The scarecrow now being paraded by the gold bug press that free coinage will drive the gold out of circulation ought to make the people stop and inquire how much gold is floating g A Great Treat for the Intelligent MT THE EVENT IN THE PUBLISHING WORLD. jf ilf/ - - .. Atv ,wr,» . A fearless Attack against the present system of driving silver —the money of the fanner and the laboring man—out of circu lation. The grievous harm already done and the terrible danger ahead graphically described. Information complete, concise, elo quently presented. Readable and enjoyable from cover to cover. UNPARALLELED DEMAND FOR THE GREATEST WORK EVER WRITTEN ON THE SILVER QUEBTION, This Paper Has Obtained a Pull Supply of This f Admirable Book. Superbly Illustrated—All Through—With Designs PAPER Inspired by the Author and Drawn by Our Own Artists. CLOTR 25 CENTS TO OFFIOB OF THIS — ____FOR A COPY OF FIRBT EDITION. around at the present time. How much have you carried around, dear reader, dur ing the last two years? It so happened that the writer had a gold coin last winter and passed it at a large retail establish ment in this city and the cashier receiv ing It said, he had been in the position for four months and that was the first piece of gold he had seen during that period. The banks can corner the supply of gold in ten days whenever they get ready to do so. POINTS FOR POPULISTS. (Industrial Advocate, Eldorado, Kan.) , The man who wears a plug hat and patent leather shoes and feasts on turtle soup and champagne is not fit to legislate for the man who wears overalls and eats corn bread and bacon. Cannibalism isn’t half as bad as capi talism. The cannibal can’t always catch his victim —but capitalism catches the baby in its cradle, the widow and the or phan, the young man in his buoyant hope and the old man in his declining years. When the devil harvests the crop he has raised in America during the past few years he will be in danger of having his throne stolen. It is a pity to feed the Wall street hogs all of the good things of thig country, and leave the people only husks. Guns and war-ships are an indispens able accessory to bonding the American people. If there were no love in the world, it wouldn’t require any fire and brimstone to convert earth into hell. King Grover is guarded by soldiers when he goes fishing. The gold -anarchists own the great dailies of the United States. It is not because they favor free coinage of silver, but because they are afraid their party will bust, that some Republican papers pretend to be friends of silver. The anarchists have imprisoned the patriot Eugene V. Debs. But the chains of anarchy will some day break like strings of flax in the fire, when the world shall learn its lesson. The lightnings flash and the thunders roll —and the grandaddy parties are astraddle of the fence. It’s a queer case of liberty that has to beg England for the privilege of rubning its own government. When a man out of a job and willing to work has to steal to keep from starving, God charges the crime to the community. No man need ever apologize for stand ing up for the right. The thrones of monarchy and money archy are tottering throughout the world. Secretary Carlisle is afraid to meet Bryan in debate. The useful people of this country want enough money to enable them to transact a cash business—the bloodsuckers want a single gold standard and scarce money. The man in America who starves to death fs murdered—and every person who upholds the system of dog-eat-dog under which humanity is being crushed, is guilty of the crime. King Grover has retired to his castle at Gray Gables, where he is guarded day and night by soldiers. Goldbugs never sweat. They live by the sweat of other men’s faces. ‘ Experience teaches fools.” It also teaches the wise. Thousands have learned through experience that Uncle Sam’s Monogram Whiskey is depend able. FinilCDO We will sell you anything, rflnmrn.Y from a needle to athresh- I niliiikiiw) ing machine at wholesale prices. Get our tea samples. Write for catalogue and price list. Try us on bind ing twine ($4-63 to $.>.88 per 100 lbs.); harness, furniture, groceries, harb wire, nails, farm wagons, carriages, sulky or walking plows, stores, trunks, traveling bags, scales or anything used on the farm or in the house. We will accomplish for you what the Grange failed to do; viz: save you the mid dleman’s profit. Write us. ESTES A WOOD CO tJ ST. PAUL, MINN. RELATIVE COST OF THE PRODUC TION OF GOLD AND SILVER. The question “What makes gold more valuable than sliver?” has been often ask ed during this monetary discussion, but never satisfactorily answered by any one espousing the gold standard theory. If we are to base the value of the metals upon their intrinsic worth, then of coarse the matter is reduced to a practical form and can be very easily demonstrated. It is well known that during the twelve months preceding June Ist, 1895, the pro duct of gold throughout the world amounted to $172,000,000, while the prod uct of silver reached about $214,000,000. Given the opportunity the question as to which costs the most to produce a dollar’s worth of gold, or a dollar’s worth of silver, based on the ratio of “1 to 16,” Is practica ble and easy of demonstration. Mr. F. W. Hendricks, a well known miner of Colorado, whose home is In Den ver, submitted to an interview in the Washington Star, a few days ago while in the Capital City and in the course of his remarks had the following to say about this identical question: “Now, if that is any argument, it may surprise a great many gold champions to know that the cost of producing one dollar, coinage value, in gold, as taken from re liable data, is much below the figures named above. Since the first of this year it has cost to obtain one dollar in gold at the Independence mine only 4 cents; for the past two years at Victor mine, 29 1-3 cents; the Portland mine, for nine months, including heavy development work and new machinery, 30 cents: the Isabella mine for 1894, 31*4 cents. Other gold mines throughtout Colorado will about av erage with these figures, and I am stating only absolute facts when I say that gold is taken from all over heavy producing mines at much less cost on the dollar than silver, from any mine that was ever oper ated in the state.” It will thus be seen that when consider ed from “an intrinsic-value-standpoint,” the chances are a little more than even that it costs more to produce a'doHar’s worth of silver, than a dollor’s worth of gold. This being true, is not here a com plete answer to the arguments of the gold standard advocates, that “overpro duction has so cheapened silver that it is no longer available as money?” Does not this statement of Mr. Hendricks complete ly, absolutely and thoroughly demonstrate the fact that if the nations of the world were backing silver by the same laws which relate to gold as money, silver would be worth as much, at least, as gold? Certainly there are many business men living today who can easily remember the fact that a great hurrah was made among the money loaners and money brokers of the world in about 1855, touching the pro priety of the “demonetization of gold.” Why? Simply because the product of gold from 1850 to 1855 had increased from $364,000,000 for the decade prior to 1850 to $063,000,000, while the product of silver had remained practically stationary. These men who believed that the prod uct of the metal would be all powerful in the regulation of the value without regard to legalization as money, at once jumped to the conclusion that if gold were not de monetized, silver— “the money of the peo ple”—would be driven from the country or locked up. Silver was really worth a slight premium in the market, but never enough to do any harm. Fortunately for the country no demone tization of gold was had, and it only re quired a few years of experience to demon strate the fact that so long as both metals were treated alike from the standpoint of law, each would take care of itself for all practical use. ... i •