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Is a man who has not Inves tigated the subject and If he can be Induced to consider It carefully, he will Tote the other way. It Is a significant fact that the four states whose delegates bolted the Re publican convention at St. Louis repre sented 59.W0.000 of the IW.000,000 total silver production of the country, ac cording to the mint statistics of 1S$4. Bryan manages to obtain a respectful hearing from Eastern audiences by a aort of parade and false pretense of great sincerity In his labored defense of the Altgeld platform, but his Western managers continue their efforts to de lude Ignorant voters by Inventing and circulating the most monstrous lies and fake statistics concerning the money question. Among their earlier efforts long this line were the publication of the forged statement purporting to have come from Abraham Lincoln, and a garbled extract from one of Blaine's speeches. Now the Populist press la reeking with comments on a pretended quotation from "The London Financial News," of March 10, In which the loss of British trade with South America, China, and Japan was forecast as a consequence of national folly In allow ing the United States to get ahead of England In the adoption of bimetallism. The alleged extract Itself has been sent out to Democratic-Populist Journals in ail the Western states. It Is pronounc ed a forgery by "The Financial News" of August 13. which refers explicitly to it, and says: "No such article was ever printed by us, and Its whole tenor is directly opposed to the view we have taken of the effect of free silver in (he United States. So far from advocating free silver coinage, we have persistent ly pointed out that it spells repudia tion, and the withdrawal of all Euro . peao capital." It is astonishing how the turgid soph istries of Bryan's speeches melt away before the simple statements of JIc Klnley's letter and the- clear, convinc ing argument of ex-President Harri son' address. Even the dullest can now see that when Brian talks about the power and resources of the govern ment -in connection with the value of the silver dollar under free coinage, he is either attempting to mislead unthink ing people or else proclaims himself a shallow, unthinking man. The silver dollar we now have although worth but little more than fifty cents is equal In purchasing power to 100 cents In gold because the government is pledg ed by law to maintain this parity with gold. Under free coinage, as the very expression signifies, this prop would be removed, since It Is the measure with gold of which the silver advocate com plains and seeks by free coinage to evade. The silver dollar would thus be left to shift for Itself and. except In the payment of such existing :e'ts as are stipulated to be paid In gold, it must necessarily circulate at its intrin sic value alone. The disturbance of prices and '.hi readjustment of values Which would follow a legal tender dol lar worth only half as much as the pne io-.v used in trade would produce a iun!e such as the country has never ytt .seen. This even Mr. Bryan hlm s if has several times admitted. When e hnd t;one through all this violent .irrffci n?e and disruption of business, and settled down to the new basis. If we ever did, we would be just where1 we started without one particle of gain to anybody but dishonest debtors and the silver miners whose product the mints had in the meanw hile coined. FREE SILVER AND WAGES. Four years ago the worklngmen were urged to vote for low tariff, on the plea that if the "tariff wall" were broken down, our manufacturers with free raw material would "capture the markets of the world;" that they would be able to employ more labor; that this al leged Increased demand for labor would cause a rise In wages; that the low tariff would enable them to buy the necessaries of life cheaper; and they therefore be more prosperous. We do not need to explain the fal lacy of this argument. Every work Ingman knows all about It, from dear experience. The same sort of Bophistry Is being ased this year to delude the working man into voting for free silver. We have before us a screed written by an individual In this city, which, rehearses the old story of fpm. years ago. He tells the worklngman that free silver will give employment to a million more men In the silver mines; that we will also get the markets of the silver countries, thereby making a greater demand for our own products; that more men .being employed will increase the prices of all products, labor In cluded. This Is quite as fallacious as the tie trade argument of lSs:'. Hut there Is a statement by a Southern IVmocral, made a few days ago In Now York city, which tells the truth about the matter. The Southerner Is an advocate of tree silver, and this Is the argument he uses to show why the IVmnciailc party should adopt It: "It seems to me that my fellow Dem ocrats are blind. I cannot understand why they hesitate fvir one moment to endorse free silver. As a party we fa vor the widest possible trade. We want to push our products into all the mar kets of the world, and the only thing which stands In the way of our doing so Is tho high price of tabor. "Kverythihs that we grow and make .-.m c;vto d .'rt In r.lce. Tut while everything else has declined In cost, our labor still sticks at the old prices, and there doesn't seem' to be any way to bring labor down except through some sort of protracted revolution. "Five sl've-, hoveer. would solve tfce questki: r. an "... ::r. It wouldn't ad vance the price vf any kind rf la' r because a" "shor t vow at nutation prices. ar..l 'rs: c l.lsh cs It would be under any o .Ufa. 'lis. 'Tut I five silver were adopted, we would pay labor In fifty-cent dollars. That would cut tabor In half at once. thus fetching It down to the plane of everything else. "This accomplished, we would be In shape to successfully compete with any country for the markets of the world. Therefore. I can't see why our uarty does not at once and entirely endorse free silver, because by so doing we should be able to establish our com mercial supremacy among the nations of the earth." The only reason our manufacturers cannot compete In "the markets of the world" with Great Britain, Belgium, and other manufacturing nations of Europe, is because wages are higher here. The main factor in cost of pro duction is the wages of labor. Cut that In two. and we can undersell Great Britain and any other country except Japan. The prosperity of the nation depends on the buying ability of the masses of the people the worklngmen. Free sil ver will cut wages practically in two. That will mean that our people must live on a mudi lower and more econom ical scale. Let any man now receiving regular wages figure out how he could live on half his present wages, and he will have an Idea of what free silver will do for him. DID YOU EVER Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for your troubles? If not, get a bottle now and get relief. This medicine ha been found to be peculiarly adapted to the relief and cura of all Female Complaints, exerting a wonderful direct Influence In giving strength and tone to the org ana It you hare Loss of Appetite, Constipation, Headache, Fainting Spells, or are Ner vous, Sleepless. Excitable, Melancholy, or troubled with Dizzy Spells, Electric Bitters is the medicine you need. Health and Strength are guaranteed by its use. Fifty cents and 11.00 at Chas. Rogers' Drug Store. If black silk or satin has become shiny, clean it In the following way: Take clean potato peallngs. cover the'm with water, and allow them to sak for twenty-four hours. Then steam them and well sponge the material with the water. Lay the material between clean cloths, and Iron on the wrong side ntll it is quite dry. A HOUSEHOLD TREASURE. D. W. Fuller, of Canajoharle, N. T., says that he always keeps Dr. King's New Discovery In the house and his fam ily has always found the very best re sults follow Its use; that he would not be without It, If procurable. O. A. Dyke man, Druggist, Catsklll, N. Y says that Dr. King's New Discovery Is undoubtedly the best Cough remedy: that he has used It In his family for eight years and It has never failed to do all that Is claimed for it Why not try a remedy so long tried and tested. Trial bottles free at Chas. Rogers' drug store. Regular size 50c and $1.00. The average mother, when she takes her baby to be photographed, fixes It up In :;uch unusual fashion that it is a wir? father v ho re.-ognize: the pic ture of his offspring. BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE. The best salve In the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers. salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos itive cure for piles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction, or money refunded. Price, 25 cents per box. For sale by Charles Rogers, Odd Fellows' building. It is not the way to make home at tractive to greet your husband with a detailed account of each day's diffl cutties. If you have ever seen a little child In the agony of summer complaint, you can realize the danger of the trou ble and appreciate the value of Instan taneous relief always afforded by De Witt's Colic and Cholera Cure. For dysentery and diarrhoea It Is a relia ble remedy. We could not afford to recommend this as a cure unless It were a cure. Chas. Rogers, Druggist Some summer blankets are made of canton fTannel. They are met with largely at hotels along the coast and in the mountains. MANLY VIGOR ONCB MORE In harmony with the world, 2OO0 completely cored meu uro g nappy praises lor the greatest, grand est and mot suc cessful core for sex- Iial weakness and ostrlgor known to medical science. 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The fact Is so many people In the past have taken Simmons Liver Regulator that they are now cured of these Ills. And a great multitude are now taking Sim mons Liver Regulator for the same troubles, and they'll soon be cured. "It's the best medicine." Mrs. E. Ralne, Baltimore, Md. Check skirts with bodices of plain color strapped in military Btyle are deemed especially chic for traveling ROYAL Baking Powder has been awarded highest honors at every world's fair where exhibited. T.rllllant rrn an ! '.-ep ros- shirt fronts should not b worn by washed out blonde inasculi'i".-) Don't trifle away time when you have cholera morbus or diarrhoea. Fight them In the beginning with De Wltt's Colic and Cholera Cure. Tou don't have to wait for results. They are Instantaneous, and It leaves the bowels In healthy condition. It Is very trying ti have to wear gloves when they are about as pllabje as boards. Theories of cure may be discussed at length by physicians, but the suf ferers want quick relief; and One Min ute Cough Cure will give it to them. A safe cure for children. It is "the old harmless remedy that produces imme dite results." Chas. Rogers, druggist. It Is surprising how many young women are out In the streets alone after dark, either riding bicycles or walking. OA8TOZUA. ni fu ll alii ttfutus, Do not put your confidence or your best clothes In a trunk that is not pack ed as tight as it can possibly be. Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder Contains no Ammonia or Alum, B.F.AIiIiEH&SOtf Will Piper, Artists' Materials, Paints, Oils, Class, etc. Japaaess Mattings, Rugs and Bamboo Goods 365 Commercial Street. Bam Door," III. Ax" as vou do of I ROSS HIGGIN k CO Grocers. : and: Butchers Ajtoria aad L'ppr Anuria Rn Ttii and Coffrts, Tat1 It Dellcac', Doatitl nd Tropical fruit. VgtJt',eft Sugar Cured Ham , Bacon, Etc. Choice Fresh and Salt - Meats. J. B. 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Copyrlgb. uOtiic of Declaration of Principles The licptibllcnns of tlx t'nllmt Smirs. nsxeiuhlcd by their representatives In National Convention, appealing for th popular and historical Justnlcnllon of tlnlr clnlins to the matchless arhlcvt inciits of thirty years of Republican rule, vnrni'Ntly and confidently address thi'iiistflve to the awakened Intolll-gi'iH-c, 1 perlt m e snd conscience of their countrymen in ttm following dec laration of fuels and principles: For the first lime sine, the Civil War the Atiu-rtcnit people have wit nessed the calamitous consequences of full and un rest ml 11 I'd Democratic con trol of the tioveriiiuetit. It has been n retold of uiipiiiiilUd Incapacity, tils, honor and disaster. In administrative management It Ims rtithltssly sacrlllc ed IndlapiMtsllile revenue, entailed an unceasing doilrlt, eked out ordinary current expenses with Inn-rowed money, piled up the public debt by $;-.',lXi.0O0 In time of peace, forced nn adverse bal ance of trade, to a perpetual menace hanging over the redemption fund, pawned American credit to alien syn dicates and reversed all the measures and results of successful Republican rule. In the brad effect of Its policy It has precipitated panic, blighted In dustry and trad with prolonged de pression, closed factories, reduced work and wsges. halted enterprise and crip pled American production while stimu lating foreign production for the Amer ican market. Kvery consideration of public safely and Individual Interest demands that the government shall bt rescued frm the hands of those who havj shown themselves Incapable of conducting It without disaster at home and dishonor abroad, and shall be re stored to the party which for thirty years administered it with unequsled success and prosperity. A PrnttH'iivf Tarifl. ' We renew and emphasise our allegi ance to the policy of protection as the bulwark of American Industrial Inde pendence and the foundation of Amer ican development and prosperity. This true American policy taxes foreign pro- duels and encourages home Industry; it puis the burden of revenue on for elgn goods, It secures the American market for the American producer; It upholds, the American standard of wages for the American worklngman; It puis the factory by the side of the farm, and makes the American farmer less dependent on foreign demand and price; It diffuses general thrift and founds the strength of all on the strength of each. In Its reasonable a p. plication It Is Just, fair, and Impartial, equally opposed to foreign control and domestic monopoly, to sectional dls crimination and Individual favoritism. We denounce the present Democratic tariff as sectional, Injurious to the pub lic credit and destructive to business enterprise. We demand such equitable tariff on foreign Imports which come Into competition with American pro ducts as will not only furnish adequate revenue for the necessary expenses of the government, but will protect Amer ican labor from degredatlon to the wage level of other lands. We are not pledged to any particular schedules. The question of rates Is a practical question, to be governed by the condl Hons of the time and production; the ruling and uncompromising principle is the protection and development of American Inbor and Industry. The country demands a right settlement and then It wants rest. Reciprocity With Other Nations. Wo believe the repeal of the red prorlty arrangements negotiated by the last Hi publican administration was a nationul calamity, and we demand their, renewal and extension on such terms as will cquallx'.- our trade with other nations, remove the restrictions which now obstruct the sale of Amer ican products In the ports of other countries and secure the enlarged mar kets of our farms, forests and factories. Protection and reciprocity are twin measures of Republican policy, and go hand In hand. Democratic rule has recklessly struck down both, and both must be re-established. Protection for what wc produce, free admission for the necessaries of life which we don't produce, reciprocal agreements of mu tual Interest which gain open markets for us In return for our open market to others. Protection builds up domestic. Industry nnd trade and secures our own market for ourselves. Reciprocity builds up foreign trade and finds an outlet for our surplus. Protection to Sujjar Producers. We condemn the present administra tion for not keeping faith with the sugar producers of this country. The Republican party favors such protec tion as will lead to the production on American soil of all the sugar the American people use, and for which they pay other countries more than 1100,000,000 annually. Wool and Woolens. To all our products to those of the mine and the field, as well as to those of the shop and the factory to hemp to wool, the product of the great Indus try of sheep husbandry, as well as to the finished woolens of the mill we promise the most ample protection. Merchant Marine. We favor restoring the earl Ameri OK TUB REPUBLICAN PARTY. can policy of discriminating duties for the up building of our merchant marine and the protection of our shipping In the foreign carrying Irs do, so that American ships the product of Amer ican labor, employed In American ship, yards, sailing under the Hlara and Htiipes, and manned, officered and owned by Americana-may regain the carrying of our foreign commerce. The Financial Issue. "The Republican party Is unrserv. edly for sound money, It caused the enactment of the law providing for the resumption of sped payments In HT; since then every dollar has been as good aa gold. We are unalterably op posed to every measure calculated to d base our currency or Impair the credit of our country. We are, therefore, op. posed to the free coinage of silver, cept by International agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until such agreement van be obtained we believe the existing gold standard must be preserved. All our silver and paper currency now In circulation must be maintained at a parity with gold, and we favor all measures designed to maintain Invlola ble the obligations of the United Ktatee, and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the must enlightened na lions of the earth." Pensions for Veterans. The veterans of the Union armies de serve and should receive fair treatment and generous recognition. Whenever practicable they should be given the preference In the matter of employ ment, and they are entitled to the en ac'.ment of such laws as best calculat d to secure the fulfillment of the pledges made to them In the dark days of the country's peril. We denounce the practice of the pension bureau so recklessly and unjustly carried on by the present administration, of reducing pensions and arbitrarily dropping names from the rolls, as deserving the severest condemnation of the American people. Foreign Relations. Our foreign policy should be at all times) firm, vigorous and dignified, and all our Interests In the western hemis phere carefully watched and guarded, The Hawaiian Islands should be con trolled by the United Htates and no for eign power should be permltetd lo In terfere with them. The Nicaragua Canal should be built, owned and op- erated by tho United Slates, and by the purchase of the Danish Islands w should secure a proper and much-need ed naval station In the West Indies. Armenian Massacres. The msssacres In Armenia have aroused the deep sympathy and Just Indignation of the American people, and we believe that the United Htates should exercise all the Influence It can properly exert to bring these atrocities to an end. In Turkey, American resi dents have been exposed to the gravest dangers and American property de stroyed. There and everywhere Amer ican citizens and American property must be absolutely protected at all hazards and at any cost. Monroe Doctrine. We reassert the Monroe doctrine In Its full extent and rcafflrm the right of the Unulted States to give the doctrine effect by responding to the appeals of any American slate for friendly Inter vention In case of European encroach ment. We have not Interfered, nnd shall not interfere, with the existing possessions of any European power In this hemlsphoto, but those possessions must. not. on any prt-text, b extended. Wo hopefully look forward to the eventual withdrawn! of the European powers from this hemisphere, and the ultimate union of all the English speaking part of the continent by the free consent of Its Inhabitants. Independence of Cuba. From the hour of achieving their own Independence the people of the United States have regarded with sympsthy the struggles of other American peoples to free themselves from ICuroncnn dom ination. We watch with deep and abld- Ing Interest the heroic battle of the Cu ban patriots against cruelty and on. presslon. and our best hon. n not . - -.'-" o ww. . 1. 1 the full success of their determined con- test for liberty. The government of flpatn. having lost control of Cuba and being unable to protect the property or Uvea of real. dent American citizens or to comply witn Its treaty obligations, we believe that the government of the United States should actively use Its Influence and good offices to restore peace and give Independence to the Island. Enlargement of the Navy. The peace and security of the repub lic and the maintenance of Its rightful Influence among the nations of the earth demand a naval power commen surate with Its position and responsi bility. We therefore favor the contin ued enlargement of the navy and complete system of liurbor and sea roast defenses. Immigration Laws. For I be protection of the equality of our American clllsililp and of the, wages of our wnrklitgmrii against the fatal competition of low-priced labor, we demand that the Immigration laws be thoroughly enforced, and so extend ed aa to exclude from entrance to the United States those who van neither read nor writ. Civil Service. The Civil Service law was placed on the statute book by the Republican party, which has always sustained It, and we renew our repeated declara tions that It shall be thoroughly and honestly enforced and extended w her ever practicable. Frcr Ballot. W demand (hat ev.ry clilien of the United Btate shall be allowed to cast one free and unrestricted ballot, and that such ballot shall be counted and returned aa cast. 1 Lynching Condemned. We proclaim our unqualified condem imiiun oi ine uneiviiiseu anti mruamui practices, well known as lynching or killing of human beings, suspected or ehart Ik-tth ..rliti wlltwittt i,pm.m mP nation of the uncivilised and barbarous law. National Arbitration. We favor the creation of a national board of arbitration to settle and ad Just differences which may arise be tween employer and employed ngagd In Interstate commerce. Free Homesteads. W believe In an Immediate return to the free homestead policy of the Republican party and urge the passage by congress of the satisfactory free homestead measure which has already passed the house and Is now pending In the senate. Admission of Territories. We favor the admission of the re maining territories at the earliest prac ticable date, having due regard to the Interests of tho people of the territo ries and of the United States. All the federal officers appointed for tho terri tories shall be selected from bona fide residents thereof, and the right of self government shall be acorded as far as practicable. Alaska Representation. We believe the citizens of Alaska should have representation In the con gress of the United States.to the end that needful legislation may be Intelli gently enacted. Sumptuary Legislation. We sympathize with all wise and le gitimate efforts to lessen and prevent tho evils of Intemperance and promote morality. Rights of Women. The Republican party Is mindful of the rights and Interests of women. Pro tection of American Industries Includes equal opportunities, equal pay for equal work and protection to the homo. We favor tho admission of women tn wider spheres of usefulness, and wulcome their co-operation In rescuing the coun try from democratic and Populist mis management and misrule. Such ar the principles nnd policies of tho Republi can purty. Ily tlurso principles we will abldo and, these principles we will put Into execution. Wo ask for them the considerate Judgment of the American people. Confident alike In the history of our great party and In tho Justice of our cause, we present our platform and our considerations. In the full assurance that tho election will bring victory tn the Republican party and prosperity to tho people of the United Status. Job Printing The Astorlan invites attention .to its Job Printing Department TRY US