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TKOS. COLLIN, IMitcr.
CRYSTAL l'AUS, , MKHKJAN.
THE ROAR IN THE CHIMNEY.
Outside there's a humming of wlnter-rdtfht
coM;
The restless snow sifts In the field and the
weld;
The leafless trees moan, though the wind
scarcely stirs,
And the harp of the frost la hung up In
the firs.
Slut lure by the fireplace It's cozy and
1-right,
As emiK and aa warm as the heart of the
night.
And the sound that I hear fills the whole
houso with cheer
TIs thti roar of the fire In the chimney!
8ee how the flame streams like a JHs on Its
Staff!
Hear how the Bap sputters like elves when
they laugh!
Tho rouy-faced coals, how they ntstlo and
-.low.
And snap fly the sparks o'er the hearth
stone below!
The room's all a-blush with tho bright,
cheery flame.
And the heat thrills one'r blood like the
woods whence it came.
But better than all. whu.i tho r.st shad
own fall.
Is the roar of tho flro In tho chimney!
JIow bravely It shouts to the compassing
cold,
Like the cry of Hume jdrone, ruddy Viking
of old:
JIow loud and how fearless, yet honest and
kind.
2s the voice that replies to the querulous
wind!
Jo ghost of regret, and no phantom of fear
In the dt piha of tho ol 1-fashluned hreplace
1 h.ar.
Uut hopeful and brave as the heart that
(JwU Kave
Fcen.s the roar of the fire Ir. tin chirnney!
Then welcome to winter, the frost and the
sleet.
The snow on the threshold, thi drift In the
street;
For then In tho dear, quiet castlo .f liomi
Onto more to love's primitive ultar we
come.
Tile uj the oak lugs and draw closer the
chairs;
lUmeiubor life's blessings a truce to Its
cares!
While loud, and then low, l.ko a voice that
we know,
Rounds the roar of the flro In the chimney!
James Uuckham, In lit morcal'a Maga
zine. ;! HflRVEVS ROAiiiNGE. 8
SaQGacccceottccaaQcccacooii
IT WAS during his freshman year nt
Harvard that I iirst became acquaint
ed with Harvey. He had come to col
lege from a thriving western town,
where li is father was a banker and
leading citizen. Harvey was a remark
able fellow in many ways. In the iirst
place, he was one of the handsomest
(fellows I have ever known. He was
possessed of rare talentfi, and bore upon
Jiis face the unmistakable stamp of
(good breeding.
And yet, when I first knew Harvey,
he was a freshman in every sense of the
w ord. You could hardly tall him green ;
lie, had seen, quite a bit of the world,
iind society, too. for all that, but it was
of such as a boy pees under the chapcr-
onage of a fond and Indulgent mother.
Jiis exticrienccs. while unite varied iu
their nature, were of a tame variety, so
you will not deem it strange that when
Jjc arrived at Harvard, w ith an allow -
nnce of $300 per month and no chap
rrons but sophs nnd seniors, a new
world was opened to him.
Like all freshmen of his type, Harvey
ell in with n fast set, joined a swell
fraternity nnd went right to the bad.
And what a winding and mellifluous
nth his satanic majesty has provided
for his college devotees. Of course Har
ney's apartments were the beet In the
city. His dog had whipped everything
that had been pitted against him and
Jiis w ine suppers to the fast set of which
Jie was a part were the talk and envy
vt every cheap Cholly man in the col
lege. I.onir before the end of the first term
Harvey was an acknowledged king of
the bloods. He was n greatly changed
lad: all that simple charm and frank
siess that had marked him when he
came were gone. His manner, talk and
dress had all changed, and now con
formed strictly to the Ideas of the set
nf which he had become a part. At the
junior hon occurred a little Incident
which wo to mark an epoch in the af
fairs and life of the freshman, and, in
fnrt. to c ve birth to this story. Jl
junior hop is the social event of the
car at Harvard, nnd at all great Amer
ican colleges, for nil that. This Is the
high tide of the year when the frrsh
jnan sends home for his girl to show her
nomething of college life and to show
her how important lie lias heroine in
me term. A few months before a
beautiful young lady, the daughter of
one of the Hack Hay millionaires, nan
made her debut In Uoston society. lies
ele Hill was so refined nnd so charm
ing that It was but n short time before
lt of the voting Tiier.. no in in iiosion
otwl In Cambridrr. were wild about her
Fhe was a model of beauty, but to slop
here nnd say no more would ie doing
her great Injustice, for she wns not
pel of nil the other quali
ties necessary to make her a type of
perfect wotnniihood. l?r course she
,.r..,M be nt the hop. and every fellow
who had not already met her had set
i,r;irt nnon an Introduction. Lvery
vvrll fraternity in the college attended
i i.lt- nnd every big fraternity man
Individually 1iJ nil "Ir I"" u
lirlng Uessie. Hill to his booth and
make her n part of Ms Oreek letter
circle. Harvey looked that night ns I
v.i t,Mpr seen him look before. With
rrnrts of nature and the tailor
combined he was by far the handsom
.nn In the ballroom. He was In
Produced to I'.essie Hilh It was (Jrrck
firrrk. The v r.xeha nge.l c la nee ;
Jlarvey bowed low ; she extended her
i.-.i M1e the polite audience of stu
dents' mammas nnd sisters held their
it. in natnnUhmrnt. Never before
J.ad Hessie Hill extended her hand to
nnv new acquaintance. Mie nan i.rrn
.iih ihirvev but a short time when
lhe cold and steel-like glitter left her
yes and her cheeks were suffused with
the rose of nature's rarest red.
Thev danced together. Harvey was a
perfect tcrpsiehorean. They glided off
to the conservatory. Harvey's hiart
beat faster than usual and his boom
swelled with pride. Hut surely he had
good reason to feel proud, for he had
by his side the most admired woman of
all Uoston. The freshman had won the
greatest of all social triumphs. It cost
dm a wine supper at Harvard and no
ittle notoriety In Uoston. Their meet
ing at the ball had caused quite a sen
sation. The daily papers reviewed his
life and family history, nnd Uessie Hill
was convinced that she had made no
mistake. Uut Harvey was a beginner.
He could not understand that a social
triumph nnd a love affair w ere one and
the Kime thing, and that at best should
last only so long as people talk about
them. Like a foolish freshman that he
was, he allowed his head to be turned.
He underwent a change. The wine at
the midnight revelries grew Insipid;
the songs, however spicy, lost their
charm. There would come stealing Into
is mind now and then a fancy that he
should study. Uut whoever heard of
(Sreek and love uniting in the same
rha meter.
'l'hilosophy be hanged!" he used to
say. I will win the girl l love; I win
be n man of business; let other fresh
men wreck their bodies, sell their eyes
md lose their souls trying for a degree.
I will marry the woman I love."
Ifarvej spent the major portion of his
time in Ilessic'a company. They read
together, compared notes nnd spent
their time as all lovern do in that de
lirious pleasure of doing nothing.
Harvey came home one night on a
car from Uoston. He rushed iolently
into my room; his face was Hushed;
he wnsNomewhat wrought up; I thought
hehad been drinking. "Congratulate me,
old fellow," he exclaimed, "J haw won
her. but keen it still. The wedding is
to be in dune. I know father will con
sent. We ll have the jiliair in Uoston,
all the fellows can be there. We'll
go to U.u rope for the summer, and 1 will
go into business with father when wi
return. I came to Harvard to scale
l'ernassus, but lir.d myself vvorsliippin
at the shrine of Diana. Uiast it, old
man, brace up and congratulate me
and let's have a leottlc." If I had only
.stopped with one bottle I probably
would have done better in my phuos
ophy examination next day. I only cel
ebrated ticcasionall v " college, and this
was one. of the occasions. Oh, w hat a
night!
As it neared the lirst of June Harvey
was almost constantly in Uoston. He
and his bride-to-be were ecr together
The fellows all wondered what the
freshman was going to do when exam
ligation day came round. Harvey, how
ever, was preparing n surprise for them.
but, alas, for the poor old chap, there
was iu store for him the greatest of all
'f, tJi -7. r7
TllH VlSlTOIt CAME IN.
surprises. He came into my room one
night; I shall never forget the look
upon his face. 1 have seen men die in
the throes of mortal agony, but pain
was never pictured more vividly on any
free than il was upon that of poor Har
vey that night.
lie held in his trembling hand a tele
gram; I knew some terrible calamity
had happened. His father his old and
rtspected father was a bankrupt and
a defaulter. It is too painful even ut
this time to go Into details of that sad
night.
How all the fellows looked and acted.
None could say a word. Harvey, poor
Harvey, cried Like a child. And when
1 saw him who jcterday was the man
of all men to be envied; when I thought
of his broken home this stigma of dis
grace the world would put ujmui his
name; of how, perhaps, the prison cell
yaw ned for his father; and when, abo e
all, I guessed the thing that galled him
more than all cl.se, his loe affair, 1
cried myself. The news was spread
broadcast throughout the countrj by
the morning papers. "Uig-headed Har
vey, Uailroad Manipulator, a Uankrupt."
Harvey's heart was broken; his spirit
was crushed.
Hastily penning a few lines to Ues
sie, In which he referred to the sudden
dow nfall of hi family, of his disgrace;
their present difference in position, life,
etc., !x gatheTd his belongings together
ami In half an hour was olf on a mid
night train for New York, lie would
not stay over a day. lie said on leaving:
"lVllows, I want you to rcmcmlMT me
ns Harvey, and not as a beggar."
He' would mt ami could not go home.
He would only be useless to his parentx
In their hour of woe. He could not
bear to go back to town n beggar where
he hail once been a prince.
Harvey shipped out of New York on
a steamship bound for San Francisco.
She was to take the place of n liner
lhat had gone down idT thft coast of
Lower California. After n vain effort
to find something worth doing in the
city of the Ooldrn (iate, he shipped out
of 'Frisco as a common deckhand on
the fast boat for Japr.r.. Af'.er a fv
months of knockabout life in Yokohama
nd Tokio he fell In with a party of
pearl fishers and was faring well until
a heavy sea tossed them all upon the
rocks of Australia. He next tried sheep
herding away back in the hills, where
he lived for months with i.o company
but his dog and his sheep. He was
stricken dow n w ith a deadly fever w hile
one of a party e.f adventurers who were
si arching for a quick fortune iu the
diamond mines of South Africa. Three
months later, more dead than nlive,
he found his way to Johannesburg. He
here fell In with an Unglish captain
and made his way to Londou and then
to Liverpool, and after four years of
adventure, trial and sickness he landed
once more in New York.
-Harvey was a changed man changed
this time in earnest. He had learned a
most valuable lesson, one worth going
all the way to Africa to learn, my boy.
He had learned to know the value of a
dollar.
Ueing a persevering fellow, he de
sired to raise himself to a better posi
tion in society. Knowing that an edu
cation was necessary, he looked for a
school where his limited means wouhl
hold out for the longest time, ami in a
few weeks after we find him enrolled
as a student of law at Ann Arbor.
North of University hall to-day still
stands a building that, had it tumbled
down L'O years ago, would still have
been old. This building is owned by
some church corporation which fur
nishes students with rooms in the old
shack at miserably low rates.
Uut more miserable than all else ar
the rooms; these are devoid of furni
ture, save a rickety old table, a chair
and a rusty stove with a crazy pipe,
some dry goods boxes and a broken
looking glass. The decorations were
the work of spiders ami ilies of genera- J
lions gone. The w iudows, for the most
part, were minus glass ami stuffed up
with copy books and old paper. Hern
Harvey was located. Just across the
way was the local chapter of his fra
ternity. Little did his wealthy broth
ers think that the "Tramp I. aw," as they
called him, possessed their most sacred
of secrets, knew their grip, had mem
orized their ritual and was indeed :i
brother in good standing.
It was the night of the junior hop.
Across the campus the gay j oung danc
ers assembled from all parts of thi
country were whirling, enmeshed iu
the mazes of the waltz.
It wps just midnight; Harvey had
put in a hard night over a still harder
lesson In common law pleading. He
crossed the floor to the window. The
dingy old building shook in the wind
that moaned bitterly out of doors. Utt
brushed aside the frost from the pain?
nnd looked in silent meditation toward
the scenes of gayety and grandeur. He.
reflected on his own position; thought
of a time when he w as a part of a similar
gay assemblage, and how now he was
poor and more miserable than tho
coachmen that were knocking their
heels together without.
He sat down before his dim fire, and
thoughts of another junior hop cam.
to him. He was back again in the good
old days; Uessie was by his side; 1m
saw her tender eyes looking' into his;
she seemed just as she did that night
In the conservatory when, for the first
time in his life, he felt the warm and
gentle pressure of the hand of the wom
an he loved. His heart beat lively nnd
his body thrilled through and through.
"Strange it is," he said to himself,
"that a beggar dares love." As the
blaze dimmed and the coals blackened
he thought of his career, of his wealth,
his life, his adventure and, last of all,
his poverty. "Such is life," he said to
himself. "WI13' not w rite a story about
it all? It seems more romantic than
real, anyway. 1'eople would read It ami
be Interested in the characters they can
never know, and besides, I need a pair
of shoes and n new coat badly."
A few weeks later in a Sunday paper
there appeared a most interesting col
lege romance about the junior hop at
Ann Arbor.
A pale and sickly new boy was vainly
trying to sell his wares In a crowded
parlor car. J ravelers fatigued with a
long and hard journey, and chilled with
the cohl even in the car, were not Inter
ested in the paper, and only one was
affected by the pale look upon the face
of the poor and thinly-clad boy.
This was a very handsome young
lady; she was tired with her journey
and seemed weary of the world. She
purchased nil the papers because sho
pitied the boy. She looked them over;
her t chanced upon a college echo.
She rend the story, for she used to know
college girls ami fellows, too, for all
that.
The story finished, the paper at her
feet, this very handsome young lady
unconsciously lent n charm to her
beauty by the tear In her soft blue eyes.
The next day shortly before noon
there was n light step upon the dingy
old staircase that led to Harvey's room,
nnd there was a light rap nt the door.
Harvey, thinking it was his wnshvvom
nn, called out: "Come In, but I have rto
washing for you to-day." The visitor
came In, nnd Harvey looked tip; he al
most fainted, for before him he Faw hit
sweetheart of other days, Uessie Hill.
I have just received a letter from
Harvey to-day in which he says: "In
this mall yon will receive n printed In
vitation, etc. Well, old man, the affair's
to be In Uoston. so ns all the fellows
can be there, and it is n special request
of Uersie's that you be the best man.
Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune.
llnnk Note Over Kllilitr Vrnrs DM.
After over hO years from its Issue
.1 one pound sterling note of Lector's
lhiver bank. In Kngland, bearing data
1M0, has just been presented in Dover
for payment. The bank was taken over
by the National l'r.ivincial some f0
jeais ago. The note was found in a
book, the property of nn old lady whi
died recently In South Wales. It has
been secured by the Dover coroner.
The treasurer of (Jny's hospital In
London has received a donation of
000 from the committee of the Ameri
can Victoria jubilee fund to endow la
perpetuity- a "Queen Victoria bcil'
ALLISOX AIDS.
Tho Iowa Senator Helps In Han
na'B Canvass.
I'ultllc ltie AM- llrurl llr
Mil's FMtlncIca Held 1 p to View
1'mcIs About Mlirr
I.utt n.
The first large meeting of the Ohio
republicans was held at Cleveland Satur
day evening, October 10, at which Sen
ator Allison spoke In strong terms In
behalf of Senator Uanna for reelection,
nnd handled In masterly manner the
leading political ipiestions now before
the people. Aften nn enthusiastic re
ception Senator Allison said:
Allison's Tribute to llniinn.
"I am clad to speak at the home of your
Junior senator, who Ix aru so (llHtlnKUlhel
a part In the Kreat nffalrs of our country.
We have all seen his Kreat ability, his ureal
orKanlttnar pow er, over a wi.le IW I t of en
deavor. I have seen him tlurinjf the last
Important session of congress and learned
of his ability, bis usefulness, his sound
Ju.'s'inent, and his strength In the. senate,
and tan truthfully say that the Importanen
of his return to the senate cannot be ovt r
fpttinnte.t as respects the value of his con
tinued service to his state and the nation.
"The republican party was not r sponsi
ble f.r the disasters and distress that came
to the country in is:;. They had predicted
that serious elistreH-t would follow the
sudden and radical tliaiik-e proposed la our
tariff policy, but they did not anticipate
that the democratic party etadd be swerved
from the policy e.f nound and stable money,
and that. firj-.ettlng all lis traditions, rec
ord and pledges, wi.uld throw the power of
Its ornant a Hon and lnllu lice int.) the
nchetn. of revt.lutloidzliu: our money nys
tem, thus adding to existing troubles nn
liuineaMirablo factor of Inju-tu e and vvroti:;
to every Industry and every occupation.
From this time forward no Imj-rovcuicnt
was possible until this quohtlon was set
tled by the eb ctl. n of IV.1;.
"The republican party had faith In the
Intc -rlty nnd Intelligence e.f the American
people, and that when t hee ipicst Ions were
fully debated they v.. uld be rlchtly Settled,
that the people wouhl t e that tlo plans
pr ipo -ed at t'hleaco would only Intensify
the d'-'l rcs, and not alleviate or remove
It. but capital and credit In the meantime
stood sil'-nt awalllnj: the ev nt.
Mi'K 1 11 It-) 'm o 111 1 mi t lun.
"The 1. publican party, In '.t.-t r 1 r. si nta-
tlve eai nt It y, met at S't. I .outs lino piaeeu
la nomination MaJ. MoKlnlcy. a true ai),
trli d lentb r. on a platfoim favorlru j 10
tectlon nnd sound mo:i y, and the mainte
nance cf the elt!m,' Mamlaid of timncy.
nromislntf wish foe cctseui r.-nee f t to r
1. ...M . .w.mmerr-':.! t.atl .lis to U- e llVel as
o.'t. . iHni.:I mu!. v lit a ratio 'hat vv
..id
en.ibbi silver and e.oM to tlreu
at.: sl-1.' I'V
side In international exc
suitable i rt'ert tdiotiM he
noch tiie.
, iii.l tt it
- 1i secure
mad
"Then followed four miidhs of active u.-
. ,l M.K I nil v w 00 and I .rv an lest I ne
battle. The al'dariee earrhd uiot of th
nulh nnd t;it. 4 we-t of the Mi:, !oi:l 1 1 vi r.
except California. All the at states eas
and i.rrth of tho Mli-suirl rlvir, and Ken
tu. kv West Vlruln'.a. Maryland nnd 1 la
ware loleed the republican column for the
llr-d time at a national election.
"MeKlnlev enrtbd with him a l:ire ma
jority of the house, and the party was I'ltiit-
lv strengthened In the senate. The earn
palun was Utterly fought, and won under
in.. t,l. n,lld leadership of MaJ. MeKlnley.
sustained by the strength of his cause and
the rood sense of the American pcnpie
ltrynii" I'nlwe ArKtinient".
"The whole enmpnUn on the part of
Itrvan and his followers was fought on
f:ilo arguments, pretense and promts. -a
T1.. V Koncht to take advantage of the dls-
tres which they themselves had created by
their conduct following the election of VX2,
and soucht to fix tho responsibility for the
hart times upon the republican party by
whnt thev Komt tlno s called the blunder and
sometime the crime of 1S73, whereby the
silver dollar whs dropped from our coinage,
nd they said, stealthily. If not fraudulently.
and the Rold dollar made th unit e r vaiue
and Kld tho money staml.ird; that the er
feet of this had been to d-stroy half 1h.
money of the world, and double the value
of the remaining hair, thus pronueinr con
tlmionslv falllnir Mice and InJurlnK debt
nrs These charge were made, th'Mll.'h the
record plainly shows that the subject of
dronnlmr the silver dollar in eonnrcuon
tviih tlw. it-vision of our mint laws had
hren debated for nearly three years be
fore that opinions of experts had been
invoked upon the subject nnd vai I ois plans
and projects resp ctlnir silver siiKKested,
nil nt which Involvid the dropping of the
silver dollar from eolnaee, becnuseby the
net of 1VM the silver dollar nan become nn
r.hqolcte coin beenu.' e It wns nndervalu
and had lonpr ceased to circulate nnd was
exported a bullion or went Into the nielt
ln? pot of the artisan. It was well Known
that In 1VT3 we were wholly on a pap r
basis, and so continued until 17'.. that no
sliver dollars were then 111 oircuiauon, ii
therefore our action could have no pra
ileal effect upon the silver in existent
or currently product.! from the mine: we
had no silver to st 11. nnd none l:a i i.een
mu. n i. the mint for eolna;:e. or practically
none, since 1VV. except for subsidiary sil
ver coins.
Illttnd-ni"ii Ml-r Art.
"The whole subject was nata debater! In
fe-v .t,,n I ho 1 tin nd-Allison laW was
.,...! Im dudlnir the oucsllon of free nn
unlimited eop.nute (,f tdlvcr. ThUthbato
was nfter silver had parted from gold In
the market of the w.ull and was ever
where at a discount, l'very 1 moernt v ie.
for the t-assat e ,f the law of lTH, whlcl
provided for limited coinage on Government
nrr-Mimt the protlts of the rolnnK'1 to (to
Into the tnaury, thus reatllrmln but f
whollv a different reason, the in Hon nfU
Vv r..f.iintr to restore free silver colnat;
nd providing for limited coinage. Afte
this specie resumption. In IsT'.t, tho fcol
li'i.hird wns made Imperative.
"It wn then, as now. a historical fact
that tho de. line of sliver entne about
through the action of (lermnny. the I.ntln
union, the Scandinavian states ami nop
land, and not by the act of 17.1. all of the.
state having chse.l their mint to ire
silver when we were on a paper bnK nn
when wo had little or no silver circulation
to aff.et lhe price, nnd before the act .
1S7S. When that net was parsed sliver wn
only about nine percent, below jar. but It
wa hellevr.1 that with that (liverK. nee It
would be Impossible to open our mints to
free colnnue of silver without It p-sultlm?
In the silver standard, and thnt v.e nr.:
secure the concurrence of Kurope, which
had. bv closlr: It mints, caused the d
eline of silver bullion. In or.Ii r to restore
silver to It oil place. Nobody winded th
silver standard thin, but few want It now
sn.l nobody then or now openly dvcste
It. They un-ed In lv'.i''. that by the act of
JS73 one-hnlf of the money of the world
wa destroyed and th" i .rnalnlnir half
doubled In value by the proctr, thus
cheapening: proouc t nnd then by Injurlm;
debtor.
"The !njutlee of thi claim wa shown
l y the fact thit tlure wn In W'l vastly
roore silver In the world circulation than
there wa In P.7.J. No nation In i:urpe, ex
cept (P rm any "d the St aixllnavl an state,
juritd with any portion of It rllvtr. ntot
It I still In circulation.' b. fore, whilst
many of the states i f f orop" have added
to th-lr sllv.r limitation since iv7:t. and
(). rmany l a st b ast one-third of th sli
ver she had In ls73 still pet forming the serv
ice cf nu iicy.
iiii.ill filter Mrcitlnt Ion.
"In the fnlted Stat. we had thn prac
tically no iwlver circulation, when now we
have more than one-seventh cf the sllvtr
circulation of th" world, performing every
function cf money except that It U not u.ed
In settling International balances unless at
It bullion price In the world' s market.
Then how has one-half cf the world's
money been destroyed? And what has be-
ome ef the rllver mined rlnce 173?
What has 1-ecome of the fold mliuJ since
173? We know that there has been a very
Kreat Increase In the world's production cl
Kol 1. especially In the last ten ytsirx,
amountiriK to an annual average f J1DJ,
0Mi.fr K) or more, or nearly J-J,wo.eituM) of
Bold In ten years, a greater annual product
of gold than of both geld and sliver to
gether In any one year hot ween lTUi and
lv. or for a continuous period of D:i years,
gjid that this constantly Increasing produc
tion of gold Is likely to continue for some
years, If not Indetlnltely. In the face of
these Indisputable fact who vn say that
one-half of the metallic money of tho
world ha been destroyed when n ne of
It. or practically none, has been taken out
of circulation iu;d great additions have
been made since 1S73?
This fall of prices, It was charged, had
special application to farm product, re
uniting; from the fall of silver, and win at
and cotton were familiar Illustration.
"The prices of aei k ult oral products have
fluctuated since and before ls73, but theso
prices have fluctuated up and down accord
In,? to a law cf their own, tho fall of sil
ver exerting little or no Influence upon
them, from tho fact that these products
produced In silver using countries and ex-
portt.j, nave at no time been so great a to
perceptibly a.Ttct the prlco In Importlng
ountrles.
llrdti'H I'repoMteroim I. lens.
Mr. liryan and his followers told u last
year, nnd till us now, that we should open
our mints without the aid or const iu of
any oilier nation ut the ratio of sixteen to
one. when the coinniert lal tatio was thirty-
two to one last year, and now l.s thirty-six
to one, nod lluctua'lng constantly Iu the
world's market, fan any pel. tine be more
pn posteious than thi. unl can anything
bo mere ub.surd than to rail It bimetallism
It Is silver money, t!i based mom y, fluctuat
ing mope y, and thes.' alne. Yet noine havo
bti n persuaded that this m ans both gold
and silver circulating eldo by hide In our
entry. The ir d. lution Is only equaled by
that of the old lady who til- d to Pn p up
the lnt'oinln:,' waves of tl.o ottan with her
bro )i:i.
'The value of silver In Its relation to !p.i.t
was m:' Int. ilio d by the wurlJ's ue t.f both
on a W. H1.S ratio, it canr:ut be resu.rt J
In a r.y t h r v. ..y t han by the r.Moi nt h n f
uch use, to Its restoration with gold icMs
n this lnternallon.il use whl'-h forun-rly
pie'.n il. .1. n:..l vvhicii was destroyid by tn
1 1on hi. t'.y, if not wholly, of l.utooe, and
t by the l i.lt.d States, fntil th.n na
tions will ). i It b i r niioii u g.d l standard, or
liver star: laid, no mat t nvh.it the ra tlo,
let ting tli metal w h.ch lit
its own judgment b. m hi. i ts it t trade e jii-
;itl. ns. Their s. 1.-. tUm may be wise, or i
tit!lcrvv!.se. Tin: flilled Slnt.s ll.ls ht tiled
this ipo silmi for Km if, not la.ct y. ar only,
I '.it over and ovtr a;;aln, ai d no parly will
to the country illn ctiy pr ' p P:g a
chango from gold to liver. It v a i Mug lit
la-t ear, atel li Is soir.-.ht to tlo li n ivv by
In.lin t fa n. It Is the hope of s me, but 1
In li. ve not many, that fi e coinage can bo
f.rc. I, thereby biiiatr.g is to a hllvt r
l.dard under the lain: l.-.-.Uu t.f biilii-t.il-
lion, without directly avowing their pur
pose.
Mler OrtlflcatV .
ilver and silver certificate f-rnt a
g.r at part of our paper t irculatlon; the pc-
llli s of trade and buslin ss and pi.blhj
and private en .lit alike n quire lhat lliey
idi. ill be maintained at par with gold. Tho
governmi nt must do this to maintain it
own honor and integrity. It haa guaran
teed this Indirectly by putting into th
treasury mure than JloO,i.n,io, clear profit
on tlio coinage, and It bus at hast thrcu
times mauo this guaranty by positive
rtatute law. It therefore I bound to pros
vide not only the machinery but the meuns
to itocurnpllsh this purpose. It would bei
bad faith by din t t statute or by Indirect
Jugglery to violate that promise so nacre-el-
ly made and so often repeated. The green
back, la fact, now forms a connecting link
whereby this promise can be redet mod, and
should not bo disturbed as hmg as this
promise exist. So a reserve l.s necessary
for the purpose, and tin-re I ample stat
utory power to provide It, and President
McKinl. y will tn o that It U done In tho
future, as It has bet n done In the jajt.
Therefore, though positive legislation It
Impracticable now, or In the mar future,
there Is ample power to rv.atiituln this posi
tive promise, that all our currency tihall re
main at a parity. The country knows this
and believes It.
"With credit restored through the e Lo
tion of William MeKlnley aid faith Pi hint
and his pKTly, money Is coming from Its r -treats
and hiding place. Credit given Is
ussured o a return equal la value to tho
credit or money loaned; buslne st is r estab
lished on a hinbl" basis; profits are real
ized with no danger of clipped money; tho
rate of Interest Is diminishing wit h moiu y
la active employment.
Hep eihllc-ii ii I'miulnc-a Arc Kept.
"It Is Impossible for any afllrmatlve b gh
latloii to be ado). ted during this congress
Improving or enlarging our banking sya
te in, and It La Impossible to reestablish tho
old state: bank systi m oil a safe basis, no a
to secure a safe national circulation of
paper money so e si ntbil to easy and eh. up
exchange. from one poitlon of our widely
extended country to another.
"For the Hint time In our history a tariff
law was passed within five months after
th. Inauguration with a view to take euro
ef our own ellversltied interests and pro
vile ample revenue for the government.
Thus we have promptly met the expecta
tions ef the people In that regard.
"It may therefore be truthfully sill
v It hout exultation that then publican par
ty ha kept Its prornl. and I fulfilling
them, that thus far lt.i prediction huvo
been fulfilled.
"It may be too soon to form an accurate
Judgment as to the sm i-i ss of l'r sld.-nt
MeKlnley'. administration of nffalrs, but
Justice) to him and hi advisers requires us
to Kiiy that th.y have met the public ex
pectation; that though In sou.e matters as
respects our fottlu polby th.-y have not
gone ns rapidly a some would wish, they
have taken up all the public questions, both
domestic and foreign, with wisdom an I
care, and are seeking to solve tlo r.i wide
ly, with proper relation to every Just ob
ligation consistent with our national tra
ditions, and so as not to discredit our coun
try nt homo or al.r.aid, r.nd w e may huv e nn
abiding faith that, In the proper way and
without unnecessary delay, the-y will be
so ttl d ii to m t with Hie uppi oval of
eiur eountryiu. n."
tJ'lt is hinted that the democratic
ticket of r.ioo may be Henry (ieorge, of
New York, nnd Tom Johnson, of Ohio,
en a platform of single lax. The parly
must have an i.sue, ym know, nnd as
free I rade and f i ee silver a re dead, there
se-eiiis to be nothing else left.
CTlie largest tin plate mill iu the
world is to be erecteel at Newcastle,
I'll. Pee, didn't Homebody predict just
a few urs ago that no amount of pro
tective encouragement would make It
possible to manufacture tin plate suc
cessfully in America?
C "Treasury officials now have no
doubt that the Dingiey law will pro
duce ample revenues after it gels fairly
at work. 'lhe earnings of Its second
month exceeded thoe of the second
month of the Wilson law, and are stead
ily growing.
tr.n Iowa correspondent myn Mr
Prynn is the center of nn excited rush
when he ii1s that state. The rush
was far more excited last car, ami Mo
Kinley's majority was C5,0trJ. St, Louis
Globc-Dcmocrat,
THE CAMPAIGN IN OHIC.
All Sltfiis 1'olnt te n Ilr tiubllcun "elr
tory Iu November.
The Ohio cumpain Is now on, and
presents an outlook of hope for tho
republican party. Chapman, the silver
democratic? caniMilate for enovernor, in.
his opening fcpeech at Columbus !at
wrek eleilnetl the issue of that party ti
free coktage of silver at sixteen to one.
The Cincinnati Kuquirer is running: the
Mclean set.otorial boom on the lines of
mutl-Klincj-'uifs ami personal defamation
of the rcpuULicNin candidate for senator.
So the silver democratic campaign
fJiapes up ns defenso of an isxtio that re
reivexl Mnpluiicj coiuK innation nt th
hands of voters of Ohio last Novem
ber, with jicrsonal abuse anel vilillcatiot
thrown in for effect. Jtesides this Inher
ent wetiknesji In issues, the silver demo
crats hare to make the campaign alone
this year. The populists united witU
them in lsyr., and yet the fusion forces
were de'fetitr d. Ncrvv the populists have?
taken the middle of the road, and are po
ln? it alone; tind 1hey will take 25.000
votes, at a low estimate, vv hich went Into
the fusion total last November.
On the otlwT hand, tlie republicans ar-;
full of hope and courage. An era of
prosperity has d.iwned upon the coun
try, and Ohio l.s enjoying her full share
tlieriHif. Her farmers are busy and pros
ous now, while a year ugo they were
struggling r.gain.vL hard1 times, lovr
prices for their products, and the gen
eral stagnation. Ohio railro-ads arc
lu?y; Ohio factories and mills ore run
ningfull time. It is hard to lind a skilled
workman in th state who luis not
steady employ mont. Thus theinechan
ics, as well :.s the farmers, are iu tnuch
better plight than they were a year
ngvi.
The e.bjce-t lesson on the tariff, af
forded by the Wilton Jaw, has settled
that ejtustion s i far as the people of
Ohio is concerned. Tl.cy are not going-
to vde ftir a reversal of the pro
lective jiolicy. The c!M:igogues who
for years lilltil the t date with lamenta
tions kejed to the tune of "the tariff is
a tax," are jot iu evidence this v,ear.
Those of them v ho still sun ive 4ire wail
ing "calamity," and endeavoring to i nn
vince. tin" busy tr.ir es lhat the times are
i.ot good, after all, and that the only
remedy is tho 'adoption of n 40-ccnt sil
ver dollar standard; tliat Mexicanizlng
eur currency, so that values will fl net u
nte with the jirlce of silver from clay to
day, would be a blessing, in.stead of a
curse.
The republican enure is In the ascend
ant. The eagle .v-ars and screams wi-lh
joy ia lhe unclouded blue, and all signs
point to a magnificent victory at tho
polls next November. Toledo lllade.
THE PASSING OF HAND TiMES.
llnalncas nnd Industry Helped by tlio
Dlnley l.nvv.
A careful study of the business situa
tion at the end of Scptemlwr gives abun
dant assurance that the hard times
which were shercd In by the Cleveland
panic of 1S?J have Indeed passed away.
The year's harvests have Leon In tho
main satisfactory, ami there1 has been n
very considerable advance Iiv the price.'!
of agricultural products, due chiefly to
nn extraordinary foreign demand for
American breadstulTs. Hence the fann
ers arc once again prosperous. The car
riage of their produce has given In
creased business to the railroads.
Joined to the increasing tonnage result
ing from a general revival of busincM
activity in the last few months, which
followed or anticipated the passage of
tli Dingiey tariff bill, the heavy ship
ment of agricultural products have
also made the railroads prosperous,
Railroad securities have advanced In
price from ten to llfleeu percent. Tin
increased business of the railroads has)
created an Increased demand for can
nnd locomotives, and hence the builders)
of railroad rolling stock have more t.
do and are also prosperous. The Iron,
trade has been helped by this demand
for cars and locomotives, as well as by
the general uplifting of all business
conditions. The prosperous fanners
are not only paying tiff their mortgages
but they are making more liberal pur
chases of agricultural implements and
of all kinds of goods, wares and mer
chandise than they were lately able to
make, and heme the agricultural im
plement manufacturers and the city and
country storekeepers nre also prosper
ous. As the cotton ami woolen manu
facturers supply the stores with a largo
part of their stock In trade they are a!s
prosperous. And so we might go on. Il
lustrating by familiar facts tin great
change that has taken place In busi
ness nnd Industrial conditions In this
country within the past few months.
The change lias been gradual nnd not
sudden. In the Iron trade It has devel
oped slowly but surely, l'ven ns lato
ns three weeks ago the Improvement in
Iron ami sleel prices had been very
slight, but within these' three weeks
thero ha-s been n more marked
advance, with Increased denund.
The present condition of . the Iron
trail. and of all business in this
country can truthfully be said to be of
a most healthy character, promising.',
winter of continued activity in all lines,
with employment for all who are will
ing to work. Iron and Steel llullctln.
urirnvv' do the free liver and free)
trade theorists who nn charging up
the advance in wheat to the shortage
abroad account for the advance In all
other farm pro! nets corn, rye, beef,
pork, wexit, rattle, horses, sheep, hops,
tobacco and potatoes? The fact is that
It Is due to the hicrenrcd consumption
at home. People who earn little econ
omize In eating. Those whofe earnings
are Increased sper.il far more for foo.l
nml get that of n l etter quality. 'hn
the working people of the United Slate
are employed nt good irsgrs they buy
more food nnd clot hing t lin n when un
employed or working for half pay. !t
h n protective tariff that dors the busl
tics. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune,
er.nd till prosperity grows. Ai
lenst half the factories in the p-nt In
dian gas licit are running day ni
nlghU-Toledo Elrdat

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