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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
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
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 signs of a twine famine multi
ply. The Minneapolis Journal of the
Bth inst., publishes the following dis
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
(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
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
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
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
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.
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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
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wyoming 1 Senator lay Bo Obliged to
Besert the Republican
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.”
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.
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
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
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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.
(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
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
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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
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 •

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