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THE EAttLK:" WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1894.
it heritage Tlio natural resources of our country should make It 0110 of universal prosperity and happiness. There Is no rea son for suffering and want. Its causes are purely artificial. By the selfishness of man the good gifts of 1'rovldenco turn to ashes In our hands. I lio food is taken from the mouths of the weak and the defenseless. No judgment from on high has been visit ed upon this people; neither war. nor famine. nor pestilence has been suffered to aflllct us. Yet In the midst of physical health the na tion Is sick. In the midst of wealth there Is poverty, and In a land of plenty there Is suf fering and starvation. God grant us all the will and the wisdom to seek the causes of these things, and having found them to apply the remedy." the congressional action on the silver ques tion as can ho suggested, excopt that the lat ter Is much moro disastrous and far-reueh-lng In Its consequences, because It has enhanced the value, not of a simple commod ity like wheat, but of gold standard money, which Is the legal measure of value of every thing else. "Gold and silver have been the two money metals from the beginning of civilization. Now, suppose a certain syndicate, having In various ways obtained control of most of the gold In tlio world, should be able to In Hue nee congress to demonetize silver. The result Is obvious. Gold, the only money metal left, Increases In value as the burden of the pecu niary business of the world, previously di vided, falls upon it alone, and silver Its great use destroyed rapidly falls. "Then, when the owners of sliver ask that the legislation which caused this condition shall be repealed and the natural use of sil ver restored, so that It may recover Its proper value, they are met with the cry that this Is a monstrous and unjust proposition, because everyone can see that sliver is worth only BO cents an ounce, as it Is actually sell ing for that In the market. "And when the great body of the people who are compelled to pay double value for money, because It Is now confined to gold, arise and demand that their ancient right to coin and use silver bo restored, they are told that gold Is the only honest money, and that no one wants silver or 'cheap money' except selfish silver miners. "What does free coinage mean' It means the system which was established at the foundation of our government, which provUl ed that everyone having gold or silver could take It to the mint and have it melted and stamped as coin. If there were limitations as to the amount or place of origin, there would constantly lie contentions, and we should have two classes of sliver, entirely different1 in value, coined and uncoined. "The whole principle underlying the stable and unvarying value of the precious metals as measures of commercial exchange, re quires an absolutely free and unlimited coin age at a fixed ratio. WHAT WK NKKI), "The need of tlio hour Is such an awaken ing of interest in tills question In the east as will cause Inquiry and Investigation and in dependence of thought. We are one nation, . our Interests are Identical ; that which affects one section affects all; and In this matter the conditions are practically the same, east and west, north and south. The ideas studiously Inculcated In the east that this is a western matterand one In which the sliver producing states are principally Interested, Is utterly deceptive, as 1 have endeavored to show. The fanner of New York or Ohio is interested precisely as Is Ills brother In Iowa or Kansas. The man who owes a mortgage in Massachu setts feels the Increasing pressure of the obligation as strongly as Ills fellow debtor of Missouri or Dakota. The Increasing number of foreclosures, the lengthened list of sales for unpaid taxes, the armies of the underpaid and unemployed, tell the same story every where. "On theory It was easy tosay what the re sults of demonetization must be; actual ex perience Is showing what they are. A steady decrease In all property values and a steady Increase In the burden of all fixed charges, can bring hut one result. The cry of the suf fering goes up to heaven. The most despair ing and the most touching of their prayers are never heard on earth, for they como from those who suffer in silence. The aggregate of human misery caused by this grinding of the tipier and the nether millstones Is a thing to make angels weep. We live in tlio most fav ored of all lands. God has given us a goodly The Ivttiihoe Smelter. The grading is now being done for the new smelter to be put up at Ivanhoe. It is expected Unit the plant will be ready for operation by the first of March next, The lumber and machinery have lieen ordered and construction will be pushed as rapidly as possible. When completed the smelter will have a daily capacity of 75 tons of ore. It is lielieved that the mines in the vicinity of the smelter will tie able to keep it in ore which will pay well to smelt. The work is being done under the di rection of S. G. P.retherton who is thor- j oughly acquainted with the mineral re sources of the country in the vicinity of Ivanhoe. After the completion of the smelter there will be a large number of of men employed at the smelter and in the mines getting out ore. Ivanhoe bids fair to be a very busy camp next spring. There is some talk of starting up the smelter at the Flagler works below town. Parties are now figuring on the proposi tion and appear to be confident that the smelter will be in operation soon. It is proposed to get ore trotn Lone mountain, Hald mountain and Pinos Altos. The territorial legislature will convene on the last day of this month at Santa Fe. A New Car Coupler. Lon Munson- has just sent off the pa pers to secure a patent on an automatic car coupler. He has been at work on the invention for more than a year and believes that he has the best automatic car coupler yet devised. His coupler possesses an advantage over other devices for the automatic coupling of cars in that it works as well on a curve as on straight track. It is strong and comparatively simple,though other couplers havelieen patented which are considerably simpler than the one which Mr. Munson has invented. It seems remarkable that, although railroad men have been looking for a strong, serviceable and simple automatic car coupler for years, among the thou sands of couplers patented there is not one which combines all the points de sired by the master car builders of the country. A princely fortune awaits the man who shall solve the problem and Mr. Munson is confident that he has in vented the coupler which will meet all the requirements. As soon as letters patent shall have been granted, be will endeavor to get his invention before the railroad men of the country. Mogollón is to have a bakery. Up to this time the residents of that camp have done their baking in stoves and ranges, but now there is a baker's oven in process of construction and the new bakery will soon . be in full blast. Charles Brakebill is the proprietor. James Corbin is making some improve ments on his place lietween Main and Billiard streets. lie has just completed a modest little dwelling and is getting his garden in shaiie for next summer's watermelon crop. The vote of the territory at the last election will be canvassed by the secre tary of the territory tomorrow. CMENDP80MC0.T00r I PRIZE AT WORLDS FAi . 4 . ) 'IS V-, I XSfcV 7 V f -j U2 i S' I HENDERSONS rTNA !lr-Nl a m T (tP WTW jJIKlJ jHOUSt SMb IITUE REQSCHOOjn "JHOUSE SHOES . .5 -4 For Sale only at C. C. Shoemaker's.