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VOL, XVIII, NO. 28,
OWOSSO, MICH., SEPT. 25, 1896.
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LORD FAUNTLETiOY IN BAD COMPANY.
New York Herald.
WHAT V.'Z CAN SEE IN MEXICO.
A Depreciating Silver S' .adard Has Don Much to Lower Wages and
Increase tLj roverty and Misery of tho Masses.
The fact that a rcpublio adjoins the United States which has tho free and
unlimited coinage of silver makes it easy to observe the practical workings
of a policy which we are told would make us exceedingly prosperous.
Some of our silverites are either so ignorant or so reckless that they point
to Mexico as an illustration of free silver prosperity. The intelligent people
of the United States, however, know the truth about Mexico. They know
that the Mexican dollar is worth just half what our silver dollar is worth
either here or in Mexico, though the former contains more silver bullion
than the latter. They know that wages even in its depreciated currency are
much lower in Mexico than in the United States and that the necessaries of
life are much higher there.
. The late Dr. James E. Reeves said:
MI never thought it possible to put shocking squalor and gilded plutocracy
so close together as I saw them in the City of Mexico. The masses, Indians,
are still virtually slaves, except here and there a man among them, like Jua
rea, Diaz and others, whoso native force puts them up. . I dined with a dig
nitary off gold plates. After the dinner I went for a stroll, but the beggary
and hideous poverty on the streets sickened me and drove me indoors. The
country has progressed under Diaz, of course ; but, Lord, Lord, it is far and
away behind the most backward region of the United States in all particulars. "
- The silverites had better beware of allusions to Mexico.
'FREE SILVER'S IN THE SADDLE 1"
"YES, BUT WHAR'S DE SADDUL?"
THE COMING MAN.
fjeuYO It Alone.
HOW M'KINLEY FEELS TOWARD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Tune "Marching Through Georgia.
SIcKinley, bo's the coining man assure aa yoa
He'll sweep 1 ho mighty prairlos on the next
Thon all tho loyal freemen will shout the loud
Threo cheers for McKinley and protoctlon.
Hurrah t Hurrah from mountain and from
glen I ,
nurrah! Hurrah for tho coming, cominsr men!
Tho title is daily rising, to tho front 'twill
This grand old Republican party.
It savod tho nation once, icy boys, 'twill cave
It now again
From bankruptcy and foroign powers and all
designing mon, '
McKlnlcy is our captain, and he's tho cliosen
Three choera for the man that brings proteo-
All honor to tho boys in blno who fought so
Now to the front, my comrades, it is time to
Our nation is in danger but we'll free it once
By voting for McKlnley and protootion.
Canton (O.) Repository.
Kentucky Idea of Protection.
'Tho question of so called protection
w a living, important, absorbing ques
tion which is engaging the attention of
the dvilized world." So said Hon.
James B. McCrcary, Democratic mem
bor of congress from Kentucky, in his
speech In the house of representatives,
March 18, 1896. Mr. MoCreojy was, at
that time, making a speech in defense
of Embassador Bayard. It is refreshing
tiros, once in awhile, to got at the real
convictions of the tariff reformers that
tho tariff is a "living, important, ab
sorbing question." Those protectionist
who have swallowed the free trade bait
and side tracked the traffic question
would do well to ponder upon such
statements from a Kentucky Democrat
That Crown of Thorns.
The Purpose of Protection.
Let England take care of herself, let
Franoo look after her interests, let Ger
many take care of her own people, but
in God's namo let Americans look after
America! Every day's labor upon the
foreign products sent to the United
States takes one day's labor from Amer
ican workingmen. I would give the
day's labor to our own, first, last and
all the time, and that policy which fails
in this is opposed to American interests.
To secure this is the great purpose of a
protective tariff. Hon. William Mo-
Condition Confront Ills Theory.
Whether the tariff on wool has raised ths
price of wool to the sheep grower above the
point it would have reached without a tariff
Is a question which has been disoussed rather
than settled. Hon. William J. Bryan.
Oh. no! The average price of Ameri
can wool in 1891, under protection,
was 17 cents per pound. Iu 1895, under
free trade, it was only 9 cents, a loss
of 8 cents on every pound of American
wool clipped by an American farmer
from an American sheep.
Bryan, the free trader, says that pro
tection 'is "tho most vicious political
principle that has ever cursed this coun
try." i Vet ho will shortly be soliciting
the votos of wage earners who have boon
idle or only partially employed be
cause of the destruction of protection by
Bryanites. Somo people have a super
abundance of a 11.
Will lie turn With Protection.
Confidence and stability are the two
factors yet to bo obtained. Worthing
ton O. Ford, Chief of the Bureau of
Honesty Leads to Prosperity.
No country can prosper that habitually
tails Ilea. If the United States stamps
the lie "This is l" on pieces 'of silver
worth 63 cents, it will havo taken the
first step away from the straight path
of national truth and honor.
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Labor monkeyed with this buzzsaw
in 1892. Better not touch it this year.
Let farmers remember that a 200 cent
dollar is just as valuable in their hands
as it is in tho hands of the wage earner.
"The glory of his country and the welfare
of its people are the touchstone of his princi
ples and his conduct. "
THE WHEEL OF INDUSTRY.
eSMSJU mm mMsu-
FOLLOW IT AT EVERY TURN, BEGINNING WITH NO, t.
INDUSTRY OF THE SHERIFF.
Dow the Democratic Promise of 1893 Ap
pears From Actual Besnlta.
We denounce a policy which fosters
no industry so much as it does that of
the sheriff. Democratic Platform of
WHERE THE WORKINGMAN WILL GET IT
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In July there were 271 failures of Jrj M mMM, 2 v V
manufacturers, with liabilities ofV. VmM '
508,040, as against' 163 failures, with: X r4m'm 1
liabilities of only $2,860,517 In 1895. s WfJfyMf V Hf) i
Tho largost failures this year have boon; Vv'jfrjfPfyf V V -i" H
in the lumber and woolen trades, both 'A w: ' ' cV "-rJr - (
of which havo suffered from Domocra-1
cy's cift of free raw material. j
Trouble For ilryan
That Mcrownof thorns" is lUceiyyet.
with 'pain and anguish, to wring 'the
brow of Free Trader Bryan
Prom Harper' Weekly. Copyright, 18M, by Harper & Brothers.
Bryan to Wokkinqman: "Now, hold still, and I'll cut your dollar hi
two without hurting you a bit.1'