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THE OMAHA DAILY n. IlOSBU'ATKit , n.lltor. isvnnv MOHNINO. THUMB OF BUIlBCKll'TION. I > IIy ! ) < * ( Without nnilny ) One Ywir . MM Dully He * mid Hunday , One Year . . . 10 00 f\K \ Months . COO Thre Montlm . ZM Sunday llcp , Ont Yenr . . . . . . . . . * 00 Ralurilay Hc , Un Yenr . 1 Ml Weekly lie * . Ono Tear . orricns : Omaha , Tlie Ttfv llullillnR. Bouth Omnhn , Winner Illk . Cor. N' nml 21th Kit. Council Hindu , 1C North Mnln Street. Chicago Oillce , 31" Chamber of Commerce. Nw Yorfc. Honm IJ , 14 ami IS. Trlbuns Mdg. Wellington , HO ; F Ktrcct. Jf. W. All commnnlcnttnnii rrlnllnr ; to npw nnd fill- lorlal matter ahnulil le nddr < eil : To th JMItcT. IIL'SI.S'ICSS LKTTHttS' All tiuxIntM iMIerii nml remltlnncps nliouM be ntlcJrpii f < l to The lice I'ubllnhlnir Cotnimny , pmahh. Drnfta , checks nni ] piutoincc orilcm to o mn < Ii > rnynblc to Ih * oriler of the oomimny , TUB 1IKK 1'UUUSHINO COMPANY. STATEMENT OP CIItCUrATION. Blntf of NVIrni kn , | DouRl/u County. | Oforije II. Tzfchiicfc. * ecretiiry of Tlie Hep Pub- HahliiB company , heirs duly pwnrn. fny tliat the notunl number of full nml comiilete roplrs of the Dnllr , Mortilnir , livi-nlnc nn.l Siin.lny lice tirlnteil during iho montn of July , ISM , , ns fnllow * : 2 < > .N7 17 19.8M 2flM7 1S J0.2S8 SO. HI 19 20510 . . M 19,811 ft . 20.MX ) SI S0.01J C . I ! ) 7K > 22. . 1I.M' ! ' ! 23 19.WI ? 21 20,105 . , 2.1 50.SM ) 10 . 21,7311 2i ! 20.700 Jl . . . M.M3 27 20. OW 12 . ? < ! , n < n 21 2007S H . 22,323 29 20 119 30 20 , IM . . . ; . ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; .11 20,101 1C 19,701 Total M7.7M Ijffn clcilncllons for untold nml rcturneil copies 12,1123 Net tntnl Rnlw , c5v270 Net iliilly nvi-niRc 20,170 ononnj' ! 11 TKsrinvK. Sworn to before mo nml BUh'crll > cil In my nreietice this 1st dny of Alisuat. UW. ! ( Benl. ) . N. p. VHIU Nntnry 1'ttlille. rurtles Kolnjj out of Iho oily for the mimntcr may linvo The HOP sent to thi-lr address l > y leaving nn order tit the 1ms- IIIL'SS ofllco ot Tlie Hoc. Telephone li.S. ! "What In do , " oh ? Mr. Ilrynn iniKht Just an well his "rest" ti iieniinniMit lonvi ; i > T ah- 8C11CC. Chalrninii Jones 1ms siicceeileil In cork- Ins Mv. Itryan. Clialriiian Jones Is n corker. .Tolin Kheriimn still stands lienil and Hlionhlnrs nbovo nil tlie pigmy free coin- njo Hiiuiiclers that tin.- silver party IIILMI have prodnci'd anioiif ; their ranks. The iiii'en's ] Hiieech Is never spoken by the. queen. An Kn > ; llsi ] ciiHloin that mlKlil liiul favor in this country if adopted by some of our loquacious can didates. Chicago will be the headquarters ; of the democratic national committee. The World's fair city will provide all the accessories for the Interment of the for lorn hope. If the ratio of 1 to Hi was dishonest In 18 ! > . ' 5 , how did It become an honest ratio In 180(5 ( ? This question is directed at Mr. Itryati'g former personal orpin. We pause for a reply. In another column we reproduce an editorial1 from the Omnha World-Her ald the local Bryan silver Organ which was published in that journal August I ) , 18Ki. ! Head It carefully. Our junketing city councilmcn will be back before another week shall have expired and may be relied upon to bring with them another choice lot of jobs and schemes. "The only honest bimetallist Is lie who believes In the free coinage of gold and sliver , each taken at Its market value. " The Omaha World-Herald , Bryan's personal organ. Harper's Weekly In its last issue has nu article entitled "Hot Days Out "West. " We suggest that it would be strictly appropriate to amend the head ing to make it read "Hot Days Down Kast. " The Omaha Fake-Mill Jealously de scants upon "tho weird fakes" pub lished In the New York newspapers. When It comes to fakes the Omaha li-M. occupies a peculiar and unique field of Its own. A large Iron and steel company , with works at Harvey , Illinois , assigned last week. In justice to Coin Harvey It Is only fair to state that no blame attaches to the name of the town where the mills are located. Mr. Bryan's organ suggests that It was wrong In ISO : ? , when It opposed "the dis honest ratio of 1 to HI. " We might , per haps , suggest that it was right In 380 ! ! and Is wrong now in supporting "the dishonest ratio of 1 to 11 ! . " Walt till the sound money democrats assemble in convention at Indianapolis iie.tt month and look for an arraignment of the free sliver movement and can didates that will outshine all the denun ciations of debt-scaling and repudiation to date. The electric street Illuminations dur ing the Ak-Har-Hen festivities were one of the most taking features of fair weolc last year. They will this year bo repeated and Improved. The elee trleal display alone will repay a visit to Omaha and the Slate fair. An Important feature of the eonveu tlon of the Young 1'eople's C'hrlstian union will be the choral volce.s under ablu leadership. There will be 3W 3 I volcps In the chorus. The program i I arranged Is somewhat elaborate and promises to be one of the chief attrac tions of the week. Omaha singers nave repeatedly distinguished them selves In choral work and they may be expected to do so again. What would happen now If the popu- llstd should suddenly take It Into their heads that they ought to have a notifica tion meeting with speeches of acceptance anco from their nominees for president and vice president ? Would Uryan dare to repeat the operation he has just gone through ? If he did , would hu have any democratic adherents left ? If he did not talk as long In answer to the populist notification committee , would Uo have any populist adherents left ? Ol'KK A11U.3 ItATJIKtl THAN MIXTS. Ill a brief speech l y Major IriHt week lie nmilo this striking declaration - tion : "I believe It IH n good deal bel ter to open the mills of the. United .States to tlie lulior of America than to open up the mints of the United .Stntes to the sliver of the world. " It Is not surprising to find that this utterance hns elicited gt-nt'inl commendation , for It Is thp language of n statesman , who lias nt heart the Interests nnd welfare of nil classes of his fellow citizen * . Opening the mills would mean augment ing the natlor.nl wealth , providing labor with employment. Increasing the pur chasing power of the people and Creat ing general prosperity. Opening the mints would not only accomplish none of these things , but would produce con ditions Inimical to nil of them. This ought to be obvious to working people especially. They know that opening the mills menus a demand for labor anil a demand for labor Insures' good wages. This Is not a theory , but an established fact. Kvery man knows It as n matter of personal experience. OpVnlng tlie mliitw. however , would add nothing to the we..Ith of the nation , would make no demand for labor , would help nobody but the owners of sliver. Let the worklngmaii seriously rellect on this. lie has no silver lo take to the ' mint. All his capital Is In his capacity to lalmr. lie wants n market for this. \VII1 tin1 silver mine owners furnish the marketV Certainly Jiot. When they have taken their silver to the mint anil received their money for it they are not likely lo Invest In mills and factories. They have not done so In the past ami It Is not reasonable to suppose they would do so In the future. They would extend their mining operations and that is all , hut this would not make an appre ciable demand for labor. A dozen large mills and factories in full operation employ more people than a hundred mines. The ad vocates of free silver tell the workingman - man that that policy would benefit him , but they never attempt to explain how. It Is a theory that has no substantial bnsls. 11 Is amazing that there should be anywhere an Intelligent wage earner supporting the cause of open mints for' ( he silver of the world rather than open . mills for the labor of this country. It is surprising that there should be any worklngmaii who cannot see that self- interest dictates the support of that policy which experience has shown to be essential to the national development and prosperity the pulley Unit will open mills , expand productive enterprises and create and maintain an active market for labor. One would think that the severe experience of the last three years had been sufficient to warn the work- liigmcn of the United States against trying any new experiment , particularly one of so revolutionary a nature as that of free sliver. Of all classes of the people the wage earner can least afford to have a great financial disturbance that would stagnate all industries and demoralize all business. With .such a condition labor is the first to suffer and the last to get relief. Its interests are best conserved 'when there Is Ilium- elal stability and industrial eonlldenee. The utterance of tlie republican standv artl bearer Is wise and statesmanlike and should receive the thoughtful con sideration of the men of labor and indeed - deed of all classes of people. SUl'l'lY AXn J1K3lAn. I Mr. Bryan said in his New York speech that the best known law of com merce Is the law of supply and demand. We recognize this law and build our ' argument upon It. " But while recog nizing it hi relation to money , Mr. Bryan and all the free sllverites en tlrely Ignore It In connection with com- modules. They have not the fairness and the candor to tell the farmer that the law of supply and demand has something to do with regulating the price of what he produces and that this law will continue to operate whatever our monetary standard may do. Everybody knows that there has been a great Increase In agricultural produc tion during the last twenty years. The United States produced last year almost double tffL' quantity of wheat It pro dnced in IS" ! ! , more than twice the quantify of corn , three times the quan tity of oats and the yield of all other grains was largely Increased. The most notable expansion took place between 18 ! > 0 and 1805. During tlie eight years from 18(1 ( ! ) to 1870 , Inclusive , the wheat crop of the United States exceeded : ; o < ) .000,000 bushels only once ( in 187-1) ) and the annual average for those years was only tiiSr ! > 7r > ,0 < M ) bushels. Kor the § four years Imnit'dlateiy following 1870 the average was llW.OOn.OOO. In ISS'J a crop of more than Wf ) > ,000,000 bushels was harvested for the first time. The period of greatest output begun In 18S9 and for that and succeeding years the production of wheat in this country was as 'follows : 18S9 < . . 490,200,000 1899 , 430,000,000 1891 , 075,000,000 18 2 550,000,000 1893 475,000,000 1891 515,000,000 1S93 467,103,000 rVlthongh I hero was an extraordinary foreign demand for our wheat in 1S01 , owing to the partial failure of the crop In Karope. still a large quantity was carried over and 1lu yield of the next year being heavy served to depress the price. At the samu time other surplus wheat countries Increased their produe11 tlon. Thiw Utissla produced KiS.OOO.OOQ | bushels of wheat In ISiU and : i bushels In ISDH , while Argentina nearly doubled her production. In regard to the competition of the latter country In the European market , a statement re cently made hi tlu * London Mark Lane Express shows that the exports of wheat from the Argentine Kepubllc Increased from 1',0 < K,0X ( ) bushels In 1S ! > 0 to US.- 000,000 bushels In IS1. ) . " , this wheat comIng - Ing into direct competition with the American product , The annual average pro'luctlon of wheat from ISSil to 18)5 ! ) , both Included , was over r > 14,000,000 bushels and taken 111 connec'tlon with the Increase la other cereals and the enlarged production of other wheat surplus countries presents a perfectly clear explanation of the fall In iirlccs. The supply has been steadily for yenrs In excess of the demand alid while It Is true that the latter has not been so good In this country as It would have been If democratic policy had not so seriously Interfered with the purchasing power of the people , yet there Is no reason to believe thai In nny case prices would have ruled much higher. The free sllverites carefully avoid facts of this kind , because they are fatal to their muse , yet their standard bearer says they recognize the law of supply and demand and build their ar gument uiKii It. Their recognition of this Immutable law Is as narrow and superficial as are all their positions. TIIH KWKCT OF IT. OMAHA , Neb. , ADR. 14. To the Editor of The UPC ; ICtndly answer the following questions : 1. How will the silver mine or silver ' bullion owner double his Income under free and unlimited colnnf ; of silver , unless the ' bullion value of silver Is doubled ? 2. It the bullion value of silver Is doubled under Tree nnd unlimited coinage of silver ( thereby doubling the income of the silver miner or owner of silver bullion , ns your iraprr has claimed ) , liow will savings bank depositors bo forced to receive B3ccnt dollars lars ' ' In return for 10U-ccnt dollars de posited ' ? JAY tnmxs. The silver men do not agree as to the probable effect of 1(1 ( to 1 free coinage. Mr. Mryan and those who speak as he does say It will Increase the value of J. sliver bullion to Jl.-J ) per ounce. If Mr. Itryan is right , the price of silver bullion would be doubled , the silver mine owner and speculator In silver would alone be lieneflted and savings bank depositors and other creditors would not be directly alTectud. Another class of sllverites , on the other hand , insist that the purchasing power of silver has always been stable and will remain the same under free coin age , but that gold will be brought down to the mint ratio. In that vase the silver mine owner would be benefited only In opening a. larger market for his product , while the savings bank depositors - itors and other creditors would be de- | frauded of half what is due thorn. The Bee has met the arguments of the free sllverites on both the assumptions which they make. It has , however , ad mitted neither of these claims. The Hee doe's not profess to be able to say . just what the purchasing power of the silver dollar would be under It ! to 1 free coinage. It does say that it will be no greater than the purchasing power of the bullion which It contains. Silver might and probably would go up some , as it dirt after the enactment of j1 the .Sherman silver purchase law. but the rise would be temporary only , as it was under the Sherman law , In the Interval the silver owner and mining stock giiinbler would be the gainers , and the wage wor.ker , salaried man and creditors generally the losers. It is not the place of The Bee to 'recon cile the eonlllctliig assertions of , the 11 ! j ? to 1 free silver coinage advocates. i\'iir \ IT wuuitn According 'to the local Bryan organ the ratio most favorable to- silver established j tablished by any one country al > vays. ' prevails all the world over except when it does not prevail. According to that eminent authority , that is alwslys right when it is not wrong , the only reason for the failure of the United States to raise the market value of silver to $1.1. > per ounce , as required by its mint ratio of 15 to 1 from 171)12 ) to ISM , , is that the country was small and in Its In 11f fancy. : "During most of that period , " it informs us , "our population was less than 10,000,000 , and even at the close of the period we were only about as large as Mexico is now. In wealth and business we were still more strikingly behind the world. " The Bryan organ , however , neglects to ' state that from 1702 to 181 the task of holding up the market value of the world's silver to an artificial ratio was not precisely the same as it Is today. Before 1S.10 the silver product of the United States was hudgnlllcant. The , silver product of the whole world , esti mated In SoL'tbeer's tables , averaged annually only 1 ! > ,17. > ,8 < ! 7 ounces , worth JjM,7n,0)0 : : ! ( ) , during the period from 1SH to ' 1810 , and for the entire period from 1"- ! ) to 1SIHliever exceeded an average of : > S,7-Hi , ! ) ± J ounces , worth . ' . " 'J The silver product of the United Stati-p alone for 1S')5 ) was nearly 70,000,000 ounces , while.the total silver product of the world for 181)5 ) was nearly 100- , OoO.tXH ) ounces. During the period from 1792 to ] $ 'M the highest average quo tation ; of silver was lli to 1 , In 17 ! ) , ' ! , and the lowest was HPto 1 , In ISl.'l. During . ing this period , too , Franco was coining silver at 15VG to 1 in amounts averaging ? ' _ > riX,000 ( ) ( a year practically equal to the total current production of the white metal. If , in ISIH , when it bad in.OW.OOO population the United States failed to | maintain a ratio of 1T > to 1 , which varied only 73 one-hundreths from the actual market value , and when the total silver In the world used as cola was less than $1,000,000- 000. nml the total annual silver product of the world less than UO.OOO.OOO ounces V and when it was aided by tici free coinage at ir > V > to 1 by citl Franco and all the principal tl countries of continental Europe If the tln tlw experiment failed them , does It stand n to reason that the United States now. Uti alone and unaided , can raise the mar- ti la-l value of the world's sliver from ( iS | cents an ounce to $1.2 ! ) an ounce , when p the total coined silver of the world has Ell reached the colossal figure of ! ? 1,000,000- 000 , with as much more la use In the arts , and an annual Increase from the silver mines of r.00,000,000 ounces ? The city authorities of St. Louis have promulgated a decision that the audito rium was erected on public property In that city on a permit for conventions only and not for amusements. Wonder how they succeeded In bringing the pop ulist national nominating fundaiigo out of the exception , so that It could legally ' ll occupy the convention hall. The local Ice trust may well put the screws tight this year and get the last dollar out of the business , for it can bo put down as a certainty that our consttintix ulll not pay ( H ) cents pei huudreilj-ljit far lee another season. Only 0110 other city In the country dares tiQirrViulaln such extortionate rates anfrtlmt Is In a southern latitude. No ilortlisjruj'lty tolerates tiie excessive rales cliSwll ) u Oinnlm. This could not be done but for the local trust or ganized last winter. There Is a statute forblddlifl : pAmbrnatlons to corner prod ucts aiiil e ort high prices from con sumers. ( * > i < i Any mf-aHft'or ' showing eastern people samples IX-ihe agricultural products of Nebraska this year cannot fall of bearIng - Ing rich niftirns. Kvcry year there Is In states p'ast of us n large class of' Itn men ready to come west ami rent or buy land. They.go wherever the prom ise Is brlglitest o'r inducements greatest. Nebraska , railroads will this fall carry sample ! products free to county fairs . In Iowa and Illinois , so the people may see for themselves the wonderful fertil ity of Nebraska soil and the products thereof. The local Bryan organ prints an ar ticle taken from the market review of a Chicago paper and tiles to palm it off on Its readers as an editorial ex pression from Hie New York Sun. Wlit-ii the fraud Is detected and the Imposture exposed It complains that the clmmplojm of sound money are re sorting to desperate methods. The re sort to dr'xperatt' methods and down right falsehood Is exclusive with the Bivan organ. Air. llr'yan's personal organ admits tliat. It is the exponent of "radical" free silver views ami that. Mr. Bryan's edi torship of. .that paper was intended to emphasize Its "radical" position. The question 1. Are the citizens of tlie United States prepared to entrust their government to .the administration of a man who glories in being "radical' ; " In \i > On n KIT. ChlcaKO Tlnies-IIernlil. The Nebraska man who offers to Rive 110 of our silver dollars for 100 gold dollars ono yc-ar - alter the election of W. J. Hrynn to the presidency will never be called on to make good his offer. A Ktloclf-Oiit Coin lor-Joumnl. Speaking ot unlimited coinage and "plenty of money , " the United States , with limited coinage of silver , has a larger per capita ot silver money than Moico , with unlimited cctnago of silver , has of alb sorts of money combined. \o Hmiuilii t ( > .4tri > iil > lirnn MiltIniMlilNin. Ouzel tc. The amount-of republican enthusiasm dis played all''over Nebraska doesn't Indicate that the Mly orator of Salt creek has got any big fires started over these prairies. Ho will not' get as big a vote in his own state as somU'OUtslde fellow could. , Yo o for McKtiilcy. Arlington NC\VB. The Oinalha 'Dee. ' the greatest Ticwspaper th IK side 'the'MlsslsslppI ' , Is doing excel lent work fohMlttj national and state repub lican tickets Its editorials are ably written and contain "mufcli that Is bound to make votes for McKlnley and Hobart. Long live The Bee. / n . . , t TI - - .r > - to fis by cable that the Ger man omwrnort climbed ia Jilll last Friday. Th dispatches are ; strangely silent as to what happened afterwardjvbyt we presume he followed the very excellent example of the ] kins of France , who marched up a- hill with 10,000 men. mm- Old llrokfll 1'rolnl.sc.s. Hardy Hornl.l. Do you not recognize the men who are malting such lavish promises for free silver , as the same men who made such elaborate promises for free trade In the last cam paign ? He's a democrat from choice and principle and would be performing the same act for the single standard if his parly championed It. \ < MV Yf > rk mui tinDciiioc'rncy. . New "York Sun. Now York Is as friendly ns ever to the friends and the policies of democracy ; butte to schemes of sectionalism , to efforts in be half of a debased , dishonorable , and lluctu- . atlng currency , to war upon the supreme court , nnd tof the Immunityof riot and dis order. New Ycrtc Is and will not cease to be a determined opponent. TinCJoliI I Ion rill ii r Movoinrnrf. SprlnBllclil ( Mass. ) Jlepulillcnn. It has been the custom of the local treas urer of the Union Pacific Railroad company at Omaha for many years to pay employes in gold , but last , week paper mouey was used , and the same Is true of the Santa Fe company at Topeka. This seems to in dicate that the gold hoarding movement fs spreading through ; the far west , as It long since spread through the cast. llo v .Vhont tlic Silver HaroiiMf Plillnilelplilit HecnrJ. Ill defining this campaign as a conflict of "tho masses against the classes. " where do the populists range the silver barons of the Hocky mountains ? liy all accounts the bonanza mining "clnsa" Is supplying the popullstlc "mass" with Its war supplies In this campaign.- The fact Is that the free coinage agitation has been maintained from the beginning by the millionaire mine own ers , without whom the movement would long since luivo expired of Inanition. Fnt'lx I'lini'liirc .Soplilntry. Ni-w Yorl ( WoiM. It Is hardly possible that the advocates of I free coinage know what they are talking about In asking for "a restoration of the conditions prior to 1873. " IJcforo 1&73 we had coined only a little over 6,500,000 silver dollars. Since 1S7S we have coined ovpr120,000,000. . During 1873' only 20G.300 silver dollars were coined. J''roni January 1 to June 30 , this year , tpe ) ) were coined 7COO-U2 , or more than during the entire eighty-one , years of thiTRDVfTnment up to 1873. lSl ! ) ii ml 1SDII. I tepulilluan Mem. ) | , CaiidlclateJU'Hni8 appearance in New York City Bcrvrs-to exhibit still further the fact that ho ilocs not stand for the demo cratic partyiwMio country has'known It. Contrast tht1.--preliminaries to tlie notifica tion of Candidates Cleveland and Stevenson with those whlclg attend on this same cere mony : In tliB Bi ift city nnd hall , four years later. No dfrtifJShils of state or national reputation 1QJ V. turned out to meet the im- tlonul comnfli/f'v which convened In Now York City yefj'rrilay. It was Impossible to secure any llf'ty i"aa ° f conscejwnco to preside over flje great notification Tncetiim. surely nn oi yrtunlty not likely to bu re jected underlydluary ( circumstances by men desirous of ItCJiiR lu the public eye. - -f ? a > . . . . . ! < Tartli'iil Illiiiulfr. Km > sa8 CttJSt r dlcin. ) . Whatever nijrit Mr. Hryan'a speech of ncceptanci ) niay pqhscss in n rhetorical sense. It iimlffHMliu tactical mistake of as suming a ili-ft'iislvt ! tone. Opening In an apologetic spirit , It proceeds from ono point to another to parry the thrusts of the opposition , thus sacrificing the su preme opportunity to pitch the battle on aggressive linen and wage a Napoleonic warfare from that obvious coign of van tage. It was Samuel J. Tilden who said that "a defensive warfare never won a political fight , " and Senator Gorman Is credited with the declaration that' "de fensive political battle ) Is lost lu the be ginning. " Mr. Uryan Is himself aggres sive in the superlative degree , as all young , capable and self-confident men are , and tbi > surprise is therefore magiil fled because of the conciliatory course adopted by him at Madlsou Square garden. IF TRUE THENJSIT TRUE NOW ? CONFUSING TWO DISTINCT IDEAS. ( Omaha World-Herald , August 3 , ISM. ) lliTnn's vrrronnl OrRtiti. Thp silver agitators who Insist on free coinage upon T1IK niSHONKST HATIO OP I TO 1C. and refuse to accept it upon the honest ratio of t to 'Jo are very anxious lo delude the public Into the bellof that the demand for more cur rency and the demand for coinage upon the ratio of t to It ! are identical. They biaud as goldbugs all who decline to advocate Til-cent sliver dollar * . lu truth , however , the only honest blmetalllst Is he who believes In the free ' coinage of gold and silver , eacli taken at Its market value and so coined that 100 cents worth of goltl shall bo In the gold dollar and 100 cents worth of sil ver shall bo in the silver dollar. The blmetalllst who advocates free coinage of gold and silver OH a ratio of 1 to : , ' is ns much believer n in an increase In the circulating medium s\a \ the man who demands coinage on tlie ratio of 1 to 10. Tlie sllverites lu Chicago lieed not arrogate to themselves the champion * ship of nn Increased currency. That Is not their real purpose , nor Is it the real effect of their agitation. They are only the champions of silver. MCllllASKA'S XKXT CUVIIH\Oll. HloomliiRton Kcho : Jack MacColl will come under the wire next November some 20.000 lengths ahead of SI Holcomh. Sidney I'onlnrd : Jack MacColl will poll a big vote In this county. Ho will not only receive his full party vote , but \vlll gather In unite a number of votes from admirers In other parties. Lexington Pioneer : MacColl , according to reports from all parts of the sink- , will re ceive a big vote fa almost every locality. And he will make one of the best governors Nebraska has ever had. Holdrege Citizen : While engaged In the work of making votes for McKlnley , Jack MacColl and the rest of the republican ticket should not be lost sight of. It should be a republican sweep from beginning to end. AVcepIng Water Republican : The people hero were well pleased with the appearance of Jack MacColl , our next governor. Ev erybody can tell from his face nnd the warm grasp of his hand that ho Is an honest man. "Wallace Tug : In lSt ! ) the republican ticket In Nebraska was elected from the bottom up to within ono of the top. J. H. MacColl Is at the top this year , and It will bo n complete victory. Harmony Is to be found only In the republican camp this year. Tobias Gazette : Jack MacColl , the repub lican candidate for governor , is a sclf-maile man. One of the pioneers of Nebraska , he knows what the perplexing difficulties are Incident to frontier life. He is a friend to the laboring man as well ns the merchant , and no one will have a cause to regret It by voting for him this fall. MInden Gazette : The candidates upon the republican state ticket are out among the people getting acquainted and doing some missionary work toward swelling the major ity which will result from the ballots cast on November 3. A cleaner , better lot of men were never presented to the people of Nebraska for their votes. Stanton Picket : Jack MacColl will come out of Douglas and Lancaster counties with tremendous majorities , which cannot be overcome by every populist and democratic county in the state , even should they give as heavy a vote to Ilolcomb as they did two years ago , which will not be the case by nny means. In fact , many of the western counties which gave Holcomb majorities then wjll give MacColl majorities In Novcm , ber , a'nd the same may be said of some of the more eastern counties. Stanton county , for .Instance , gave Holcomb a plurality of lg(5 ( then , and will this fall give a majority against him. Gerlng Courier : Now that Jack MacColl Is to bo at Gerlng novt Tuesday evening , It may interest some people to learn of his ca reer. He cameto this state In a very early day , penniless , and- went to work as a sec tion hand In Dawson county. A little later ho was appointed county clerk , and made sonic money in buying land cheap nnd hold ing it for the rise. The Union 1'aclflc was at one time back about $5,000 on Its taxes to that county and refused to pay. Jack was appointed ns collector , and he went down to the station , chained a freight train to the sidewalk and stood guard over It with Winchesters for five days , when the railroad company Was glad to pay up and [ get Its traffic running again. Jack MacColl Is a self-made man , and western Nebraska ' Is proud to have a chance to put him in the gubernatorial seat. WHAT IU-AIM : SAID. Sninplc Instil life of Free Silver Fuli- rlrnllon. Chicago Chronicle diem. ) The sllveritcs are circulating garbled portions tions of a speech made by James G. Ulaine in the senate In 1878 to show that ho was hi favor of free silver coinage , Mr. Hlainu took an active part In the debate on the Bland bill , but opposed free coinage and any coinage at the ratio of 1C to 1. In the speech from which the Imperfect extracts arc taken Mr. Ulaine made an earnest argument for "bimetallism , " which WHB not altogether as visionary a scheme then as it is now. The commercial ratio of silver to gold was a little less than 18 to 1. The silver lu a coined dollar of 112'/j grains was worth i)2 ) cents. It was not a lack of wisdom for n states- mail at that time to suppose that a nearer approach In the value of gold nml silver coins was possible. Mr. Ulalne moved to amend the llland bill by providing that 425 grains Instead ofHUH grains should be coined Into the silver dollars. At the same time he used some tritu arguments against a single gold standard. Dnt no vision of statesmanship could havr then foreseen that , owing to the vast over production of slh-er to comu In 'a few years , Its value would fall from $1.14 au ounce , which was the price then , to CD cents , which Is the prlco at the present time. The value of the silver In a dollar has decreased from 92 cents to C3 cents. Mr. Dlalnp's argument for bimetallism must be construed In the light of these facts. IliH no speaker of that nor the present tlmo has made a stronger argument than Mr. Dlalno made against tha coinage of depreciated dollars. He said : "At current rates of silver thp fri-o coinage - ago of a dollar containing -II2',2 grains , worth In gold about D2 cents , glvrs an Hie gltlmatu profit to the owner of the bullion , enabling him to take 92 cent ! ! ' worth of It to the mint and get It stamped us coin and force his neighbor to take It for a full del lar. This Is nn undue and unfair advantage which the government has no right to give to thu owners of sliver bullion , and which defrauds the man who is forced to take the dollar. " Mr. Fllalno also predicted the loss of gold in case of free tolnngc. He said that "It would flow out from us with the certainty and resistless flow of the tlilrs. " This wan Mr. Illajno's stand when silver dollars were worth 9i ! cents each. What would he say If he could xprak now , when they are worth 53 cents each ? I'uHHllillll ) anil Iti-nlll ) ' . l'lillutl l | > lil.i Uvlk-rr. If ( hi ) mere poeslblllty of a free coinage victory is sufllcli'in to depress trade anJ embarrass credit , how much graver will be the sltuatlo-j should this evil come to pass. Uefore Mr. Uryaa could lake hU fceat busi ness would bu ulmotit at a standstill. CJulil withdrawals would begin Immediately. En terprise would be halted and labor would flnil a stagnant market. Doubtless the first thlpff Mr. Hryan would do would be to sus pend the redemption of treasury notes In gold , and thus cast the country on a sllvrr basis without walling for any legislation. Kven bboulJ prices rise for the farmer , would this be likely to continue with fac tories lillo and hundreds of thousands u' \\orlunrii without the means of huyltig Ihc necessaries of life ? The greet army of wage workers have , at best , nothing to hope for from a silver basis , except the cheapen ing of the purchasing power of their earn ings , and until the country became scttlcJ on a silver bns's there must bu a creal dearth of employment because of thu un uilllngucss of capital to take risks. IP l.M T DISHOM2STV , WHAT * Ili-llulou ami Morality In tlie Present ( 'llllllll ) lull. Nelv YniU Inilrpnnilimt. One of our Catholic exchanges of this j ; city It Is not necessary to say which one gives the following reason for counseling the clergy to keep sllunco ns to the Issues of the campaign : i ' "Religion lias no more to do directly with 1 the Issues of the coming presidential camA palgu ft mn It has to do with any other of nur numerous political campaigns , whether j ' local , state or national. There Is no doh ! . niaiiil for any intervention of thu clergy , . Catholic or Protestant , us clergy. " | Whether that ' be true depends upon 1 whether religion and morals have anything 1 to do with each other. If religion means going to church , and kneeling down before God nml saying "Our Father , " and nothing more , then religion may have nothing to do 1 with thp Issues of the coming presidential campaign. Hut If whatever things are lion- cst , purp , and nf good report are a part of , religion , then this campaign Is not without j | Its religious side. Three years ago the Independent signed n lease promising to pay $10,000 n year , more or less , for the rout ofthe premises It oc cupies. That gave the owner of the build ing a fair Income from the nmount of money which had been Invested In It. That $10,000 which wo promised to pay was the money nf thp country , which bus been kept equal with gold ever since the resumption of specie payments. H was perfectly understood - stood that thos3 dollars would be dollars j equal to gold , as the government had kept | i them equal to gold. The $10.000 , more or i less , we paid last year and the year before j was of the value of 10,000 gold dollats in London or Berlin or Paris , as well as in New York. The proprietor of the build ing could take the money to Europe- - and exchange It for 2,000 English pounds , or 10,000 German marks , or 50,000 French francs. Now the democrat and populist platforms propose that we thall pay that rent next year not In $10,000 in New York , such as are worth 2,000 in London , -10,000 marks In Ber lin , and 50,000 francs In Paris , but In sil ver dollars , which shall not bu kept up to the value of gold , and which the owner of this building can exchange for but a little more than 1,000 In London , 20,000 marks In Berlin , and 25,000 francs In Paris. What they propose that we shall pay Is about $5,300 value In gold , but calling It $10,000 In silver. They ask us to vote that we may be allowed to rob the owner of our premises to the extent of , say , $4,700 a year. Now , as we understand It , they are asking us to steal ; and stealing wo consider irre ligious , and we do not propose to do It. " \Ve shall do our best to have our rent con tinue payable In gold dollars , worth $10- 000 anywhere In the world , worth the same in London , Berlin and Paris , as It was when wo made our contract , three years ago ; ami we decline the temptation to pay a sum of money which would be worth in the markets of the world only $5,300. Wo are told that there Is no religion In this. It Is a part of our religion. HOHSF.S. IIiT , IN SomctliiiiK' 'f "Crime" uiul tinJniiKc Tlierrof. KnnKHR City Journal. What has been the matter of ) atc with the horse ? Ho can pull Just as much and eats no more. There are horse races now just the same as before , and men stand around the speed rings in the hot sun nnd jabber and lie and swear just as they always did. And they pat winning horses on the neck and kick losing jockeys just as they always did , And they go out one side and squirt tobacco juice Into the Jlmson weeds and put up Jobs on each other as they al IJ ways did. Why then the decadence of the horse ? The following statistics show the number of horses and their value In the United States for the years named : 1S9J , ItqrsOR , ir.49HO ; value . JlCn7M3G1H isri : > . l irpi > . ir.Ki3. IIS ; value . r,7n,73H.Gio 1SK1 ! , liurecx , 15iiOSTi vulue . WW.UO.HC Those statistics show that while the num ber of horses remain practically the same , the value has declined over one-half. Here is one-half billion of wealth wiped out In four years. This is of itself alone enough to make a panic and bring the country into financial stress. The farmers who consti tute about one-third of the population of to the United States have suffered about one- half of the loss arising from the demoneti zation of the horse. n What has caused the decline of the four- logged Othello whose occupation Is so nearly gone ? Why Is he no longer stolen ? Why lias the horse thief become an antiquity , anil why has the Horse ceased to be a "medium of exchange ? " Why are there no more of lawsuits for breach of warranty ? Why are oats down to S cents per bushel ? These are hard questions to answer. It certainly can not bu owing to any decrease In popula tion of the United States , concerning which the facts arn aa follows : Population , 1R'I2 . ( ,403,000 Population , ISW . , < i , : iS,004 ; i Population , ) ! > : . G9"ai,0'JU ' Hero Is an Increase of over 4,000,000 people ple added to the number of those who In / 1SU2 worked honse.f , stole horses , swapped horses and plotted In the jimson weeds , and In addition to this there are many mil lions of people In the United States who go fcre four years older now than tlu-n. Thcio never Nvas a time in the history of the United States when the value of Its hurscs it was so great as In 1802 , and thu horses for that yrnr In the Vnltcrt StnVj over jf'5 cnch. There wa * then In clrcu' ] tion In the t'nltcd Stntrs monoto t mount of ? 1. < ! 01,847,1S7. When In ISM t bottom lias dropped out of the horse fto > . fipcnk , thpro w * Just * much inonpy ( J * 60l.9CS.4T3) ) . but not so much horsp. Tl corned beef factories seem to linvp lic unnblp to keep up the price or to stem tl , tide of depreciation. .1 From the foregoing It would seem 111 1 possible to connect thp foundering of tl horse. If wo may usp thp expression , wit the "groat ctlme ot 1S7.1. " Slnco 1S73 th I per capita calculation has been In rour numbots 20 per rent greater There In mor than Jl , 000.000,000 of coin In circulation no\ than then , anil yet thp horse hns balked , 01 to Bprnk more nccurntrly. has snt back In the breeching and refused to go forward , financially. \ \ l i : 31OMCY IS lint Mlulitj llnr.l lit Cot , i\eeit nt IIluh Inli-reM. Olilrnsn 1'ost One of the chief arguments of the Hrynn- . lies and the Srwalllti's and the Wntgnnllcsr la favor of the free coinage- silver at thv rntlo of 16 to 1 Is that It will give us cheap money. I Ins free silver given Mexico or India or China cheap money ? Not unless you call L money horrowablo on gllt-eilgc security at ; | 10 to 15 per cent chenp. Whete Is money cheapest In the world to- ilny ? In Lombard street. Money enn bo borrowed - , rowed In London today nt from 1\ to 2 j per cent. Where Is It dearest ? In Mexico , China , India ami the South American republics that stick for free silver. ' In British Gulann , with the gold standard , money Is loatn-d nt I and 5 per cent Across thp I bonier In Venezuela , where they havoj free silver anil frro revolutions while you. wait , the rate Is from 10 to 12 per cent , niulf hard to get nt Hint. In natural rcsoiirep ? ' | VpncMiela Is richer than llrltlsh ( ittlnnn. Why thp difference In fnvor of the poorer 'country ? They have n single stnmlarcl of law nml finance In British Oulnnn , and n double ' standard , thp synonym for no stiuul- jnrd. of authority or nuance In Venezuela. . Under the frep and unlimited colnngo of' | silver will the workliigmnn or farmer In the j ] United States ft ml money to build his little ! honip or put Improvements on hli : farm ' cheap ? Not If the capitalist knows himself. . ; Where ho pays 6 per cent now 'he ' ' will have to nny 10 to 12 when the natural , law that the cheapest money Is the denrost money gets In Its invariable work Money Is cheapest where honor nnd credit | are highest , nud deatcst where they nro lowest. Money Is cheapest where courts arc free nnd HIP Judiciary Is not attacked and threatened by every rascal who feels the halter draw. IIHA'AVS SII.V13II KKVXOT13. \n\s \ Son C'hl < * auo TtmeH-lIenilil Irt'i- ) Assuming that the speech has bepn gpn- crnlly read , tlie Times-Herald will ask Us readers to consider briefly two points In relation to It : 1. Bimetallism , It will be agreed , menus the concurrent use of gold mid silver nl a fixed ratio in a country. -Silver single metnllism Is not bimetal lism. Mr. Bryan's speech from first to lastl was avowedly In fnvor of bimetallism. ln | fact , It was a detnnnd for silver single melal- Ilsm. Let Its renders recall the entire speech. 1 I Whete Is the sentence In It which shows ] that , in any age. In nny country , silver ] and gold circulated concurrently at a fixed | ratio with unlimited coinage of silver ? 1'nre A.SNiiiiiiitlon. "Minneapolis Trllumo irop. ) Mr. Bryan comes out flat-footed with the following declaration : "We contend that free and unlimited coin i age by the United States alone will raise the bullion value of silver to Its colnnRCi value , nnd thus make silver bullion worth ] $1.29 per ounce in gold throughout " world. Here wo have the plain , practical lsstu | of the campaign In a nutshell. The Tribune Is free to say that if .It. belcv ! d that frcci silver coinage would accomplish this re-L suit , wo 'would not only not oppose suchl free coinage , but would advocate it wlthl all the ability nt our command , Out we do ) not believe nny such thing. The most ex- , pericnced financiers and the most authorl-i tatlvo writers upon financial topics do not lielieve it. Tlie teachings of the most trusted statesmen of the past nnd present do not sustain any such contention. The ex perience of the world in nil ages Is ngnlnst It. Mr. Brynn has made the Issue so tliu campaign should bo fought. Between now and flection day there will be ample time to bring the light of experience nml wis dom and -probability to bear upon the as sumption upon which thp democratic candidate - didato rests his cause , and It will bo ciisyl to convince the majority of the American ) pcoplo that it Is a pure assumption. HOKIIH lUinetalllNiit. JnOliumpollH NPWB (1ml. ( ilcm. ) Specifically as to Mr. Bryan's utterance last night It Is to bo noted that he con fuses bimetallism with free sllvcrlsm. He professes himself a bimetnllist , and de nounces the republican party as the ' friend of the single gold standard , But j what right has ho to nrgue in fnvor of , bimetallism ? Them nro few men , even' among those who believe In bimetallism , who do not acknowledge that under free silver wo should have nothing but silver | monomctnllli-m no bimetallism nt all. Free silver means silver monometallism nml nothing else. From the beginning of our government until the present day we have never had gold and silver clreulnthig together when both metals were admitted ' free coinage lit a rntlo that varied a hair's breadth from the commercial ratio. This Is nut assertion or assumption. It Is fact of inir history which cannot bo gainsaid. Tlie Silver Kin I. Minneapolis Jouuml ( rrp. ) Silver Is now ono-thlrty-flrsL of the value gold. The Bryanltes suy the government can fiat It up to one-sixteenth the value of gold. In order to accomplish this the United Slates must bo ready to pay $1.2 ! ) per otintu continually for all the silver offered. It Is the same ae If thu government formally an nounces that It will pay a dollar a bushel for all wheut dcllveied. That could etart strong gravitation nf wheat from ull wheat producing countries hither , ami It li not very dlllleult to calculate that oven the I/tilted States government could not maintain - , tain that price very long. H would stuff' miles of grancricH with wheat , but just BO soon ns thu government wavers down would the prleo to the market level. So aa lu silver ; tliero Is only onu way for the United States to boost the price up to $1.29 and keep there , and that la to keep on paying $1.2 ! ) ull silver offered , oven If thu entire $1- - : with n big II. Bluckwoll's Oenulno Bull Durham IN In uohicK by ItMilf. 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