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q ' ' "fir THE OMATTA DAILY WERs TTJiSD VY , SEPTEMBER 29 , 1800. THE OMAHA DAILY BEE n , Editor. MORNING. TRKM9 OP Dally lies ( Without Sunday ) One Year. . , . ! I d nallr lire and Sunday , One Year . 14. , < ID 0 Blx Month * . . S0 < ThTM Month * . , , . , . . . . . 2 Runday me. One Year . . . 2 Bntnrdny Dee , One Yenr . . . . . 1 & Weekly Hte , One Yenr OFFICES ! Omaha , The Ttfe Ilnllillng. Bouth Omaha , Blnger JIk. . Cor. K and 24th Sis Council Ilium. 16 North Main Street. Chlcaco Omit ; , 317 Chamber of Commerce , New York. Rooms 13. 14 nml 15. Tribune BUB Wnshlnslon , 1407 P Street , N. W. All communication ! ! relating to news nml edl iorlal matter should be nddroiwJ : To the Kdltor HUSINHSS I.TCTTEIIS. All btulne&s lettero and remUtiincen nhould b ftlrtrc ( Boil to The Hen I'ubllxhlnir Company Omaha , Draft * , chfcks and poMolIIce onlfrn t bo made -payable to the ordfr of the company. TUB 111:13 : ruiiMsitiKa COMPANY. STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION , Brat" er Nebraska. I OoiiRlnn County. | CKnrco II. Tzschuck , si-cretnry of The Hoc Pub tithing company , being dul > sworn , ny that th ac'ual number of full and complete copies of th Dally , Morning , Kvcnlnjj nnd Sundaj Itee prlnto during the month of Auituit , JSJ6 , wa as follows 1. . 20,24 $ 17. 20,16 2 0,750 IS. . . 20,18 3. . 20211 19. . . 20,2 : , 4 20tt ! 20. . . , 21,45 G 20,203 21. . . , 21,73 C 10,307 22. 21,7- 7 Sl.H'tJ 23 . 21,000 B 20.211 J ( . 21 , CC 9 20 , MX } " 10 20.nU 11 20.221 27 20,44 12 20,171 ! 20,35 13 20.1U 29. . . . 20,42 14 20 , Wl 30 21.1W - 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.74 is. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : o.so Totnl ' IX ! * < deductions for unsold nml returned copies . . . . . . * . . . . . . . , . . . . * 1281 ' Net fairs . 2 .00 Net ilally nxcrngc 20,23 anoRon n. TZSCIIUCK. Kworn to before me nml nnliscrilird In m : nronencc tills 1st Oay or September , 18M. ( Seal. ) N. i' . rntu Notary Public. The Coliseum Is large , but It will nect to be larger tonight. Pelkor anil Yolsur are billed lo snenl together. A coinbiiiatlon nearer tc political Siamese twins would be hard to llnd. llnd.We We again suggest that it is In orde for the so-called "IJepubllcan Bimetal lie league" to change its name and atlop some designation that shows its trui colors. After n few more practice games o base ball and an actual pitched battli on the diamond the number of hold over candidates for city otllces Is likelj to be materially diminished. The national association of dancing masters lias agreed upon the nev dunces which It will Introduce lutt polite society this winter , but the IJryai quick-step is not mentioned in ilie list. Since the local llryau organ is so font of joint debates of its own concocting , Ic It enliven the campaign with n forcnsii contest between itself four or even three years ago and itself as at present con stUnted. The translator got in his work on tha Bismarck letter. 'J'he correct transla tioii makes it read much less cncoiirag Ing to the free silver delusionlsts thai the 'translation Governor Culbersou 1iad made to order. George Fred Williams of Jlassa chusctts ought to read over some of the speeches he made In congress only three years ago ami convert himself back to Bound money , honest finance and ai unassailable national credit. Bryan's pyrotechnics in New Englam are like-the explosions that occur aftei the garrison has evacuated the fort They are intended only to cover up the fact that the light has been given uj nnd the forces are In retreat. The destruction by fire of the Worces ter ( Mass. ) factory , on which the pro prietor displayed the red ( lag in connec tion with Bryan's portrait during the recent visit of the candidate , Is callei by the silver organs "un act of retrlbu tivo Justice. " Bryan's rate of speech , under the ordinary conditions of campaign oratory tory , is 150 words per minute , 0,000 words per hour , and 7i,000 ! words per working day. Ho Is engaged in saving the country at the cost of a prodigious waste of breath. The St. Louis Kepnblic gives the Information that John It. McLean Is figuring on being the successor of .Senator Sherman lu the United States senate. This explains some of Mr. Mc Lean's disinterested Interest In the JJryan campaign. The chief obstacle , .however , to this millionaire's ambition Is that It Is next to certainty that Senator Sherman's ' successor will be a republican. The local Bryan organ takes a Lincoln paper to task for pleading mitigating ( Circumstances for the Yale students who Interrupted Bryan's New Haven speech. "But It does not refer to the excuses and Justification which it offered for the silver hoodlums who tried to break up the Cockran Coliseum meeting. While the conduct of the Yale students is not to bo countenanced for a moment , it ill bents a paper that has stood up for the Bunio kind of disorder to llml fault with them. The Danish Pioneer , published In this city , is another of the papers that has boon caught trying to palm off upon its readers the .7. Francis Forsythe forgery. Now that the letter has been proved to be a campaign fabrication and lias bupn pronounced a fake of the llrst water , even by Mr. Bryan's personal organ , of course the I'loneer will lose no time In setting Itself right before the iieoplo who have been Imposed upon by publication of the forgery in its columns. Commander Booth-Tucker , the head of the Salvation army In America , may be tiBsured of a hearty welcome. In Omaha. Ills mission at this time is of especial Importance to this city , us it is proposed to establish hero a rescue home for erring girls under the uusplees of the urmy. The elllclent and far-reaching methods of the organization which he directs give It a strength In undertak ings of this kind which Is not approached preached by other religious and churl U- bio bodies. Like their quotations from HInlne , Uarlleld , Lincoln nnd numerous other American nnd foreign statesmen , It turns out that the Bismarck letter , which Brynnlte speakers nnd press have been parading in evidence of the Iron Chancellor's sympathy for nnd sup port of 1(5 ( to 1 unlimited coinage , has been ruthlessly nnd intentionally garbled In translation. The lllsmarek letter as rend by Governor Culberson of Texas In his speech n week ago and as printed In nil the silver organs differs ma terially from the exact and accurate translation by Judge Sehutzc , editor of the Texas Vorwaerts , made public n few days later. The garbled ver sion and the correct version , placed side by side , are as follows : COHUECTV GAHDLED. FniEDIUCHSUUHE. F n I B IJ UICHS- Aug. 24 , 1S9G. Honored UUHE. A U B. 24 , Sir : Your esteemed 189C. Honored Sir : favor of July t has Your esteemed fa Icon received. I have vor lias been duly always had a predilec received. 1 hold tion for bimetallism , that this Is the but wlillo 1 was In of very hour that fice would not consider would bo advisable myself Infallible In opposition to bring about be position to experts. I tween the nations believe to thin dny that chiefly engaged In I It would bo commendable the world's com able to obtain by en merce a mutual deavors of those na aRrcemcnt In favor tions chiefly partaking of the establishment In the world's com of bimetallism , The merce an agreement In United States are tlio direction of bi freer by far In their metallism. The United movements than States are In political any cation o f economy less hampered Europe , nnd hence , by their government If the people of than any ono of the the United States European states and If should find It eo-- North America should patlble with their find It compatible with Interest to talto In- Its Interests to take a .lependcnt action In substantial step In the the direction of bi direction of bimetallism metallism , I cannot I believe that such but believe that would exert a bene such action would ficial Influence upon the exert a most salu establishment of an In tary Influence upon ternational agreement the consummation and the uiitan of the of an International European states. Assur agreement. ing you of my highest UISMAHCK. respect , I remain , your obedient servant. BISMARCK. Examination of these two translations will show at a glance to what extent the silver faklis have distorted and In terpolated what Bismarck really wrote. In the Culber&on translation Bismarck Is represented positively and dogmat ically asserting : "I hold Unit this is the very hour that it would be advisable to bring about between the nations chiefly engaged in the world's commerce a mu tual agreement in favor of the establish ment of bimetallism. " AVhat Bismarck did say was : "I have always had a predilection for bimetallism , but while I was in otlice would not consider myself infallible in opposition to experts. I be lieve to this day that it would be com mendable lo obtain by endeavors c1 * those nations chiefly partaking in the world's commerce an agreement in the direction of bimetallism. " In the next sentence of the letter there Is an even more material change. In the Oulberson translation Bismarck was made to say : "Hence if the people of the United States should tind it com patible with their interests to take in dependent action in the direction of bi metallism , I cannot but believe that such action would exeit a most salutary in fluence iipon the consummation of an international agreement. " What Bis marck did snyVas : "If North America should find It compatible with its in terests to take a substantial step in the direction for bimetallism , I believe that such would exert a beneficial Influence upon the establishment of an interna tional agreement and the union of the Kuropean .states. " It will also be observed that In tha Culberson alleged translation the words "independent action" were forced into the text. Those aware of how the word "independent" has been used in connec tion with bimetallism in this campaign can readily see why this interpolation was made. The real Bismarck letter gives expres sion simply to the writer's belief in the theory of international bimetallism and hl.s hope that an International agreement may soon be reached with the cooperation tion of the United States. Garbling Bis marck so as to bring him Into the ninks of the free coinage debt sealers and re- pudiationists Is an outrage upon the ex- 1i 1 chancellor and one that every honest 1t i German-American should resent. t I ( IKltM.lA'V AND UllsVlW. ' The willingness mnnlfoHtetl l > y Mr. ' Bryan nntl his supiiorters to ncueiit ml- vlec from Hlsinnrdv 1ms put thpin In a rather nwkwnrtl po.titlon in view of the course of the Oernmn Kovcrninent to ward silver when the "Man of Itlood ' and Iron" was In power. A correspond ent of the New York Post calls atten tion to the fact that under Bismarck'H guidance as chancellor of the empire iiul minister of commerce for Prussia the equivalent of 1,080,000,000 marks ( over $1270,000,000) ) in sliver was de monetized between the years 1874 and 1881 and over ? HiO.OOO,000 worth of the Million into which these wore melted mil been sold by 1871) ) . In that year , lading that the price of silver wan be coming demoralized , so that the re- naining : ? 10,000,000 ! ) , were depreciating , ju stopped sales by u decree Issued In May , 1871) . These facts were frankly stated by the German delegates to the nteruatlonal monetary conference of 1881 , when Germany likewise offered If o suspend sales for a time , In order : > hat the price might not bo further tle- : > u'essed. "With these assurances before ho monetary powers , " says the corre spondent , "and with , the decree of May , . 1871) ) , still In force , Bismarck saw an opportunity of dumping some German silver on the sly ami promptly pro ceeded to do so. In 18S5 the Kgypllan [ > government decided to change its coin- ige and Invited bids for contracts to coin Its silver piastres. The German nlnt secured the contract to make the coin and Incidentally furnished $2,180- 0 of silver bullion to Kgypt. The [ > natter was kept very quiet or escaped general notice. " Perhaps Bismarck si lermltted all tills to bo done In clef- rence to the "views of experts , " but t is more reasonable to think that lie 3f vas not then a very ardent friend of liver , whatever he may bo at present But as tin * correspondent of the Kven- ng Post remarks , "with all bis faults Hsmarck Is a sturdy patriot. To help [ he German distiller lie was willing to eo trichinae In ercry American pig and to protect the German farmer he mnel bugs In every American polato Germany has today $107,000,000 wort of silver whose value Is declining ; I the United States could be Induced t follow the example of Kgypt ami glv Germany a chance to do some nior unloading , where Is the harm , from th ex-chancellor's point of view , In writhii a letter of not entirely disluterestei advice ? " As a matter of fact , how ever , the letter cannot fairly be re garded as advisory , even as first pub llshed , nnd It Is shown to have beet somewhat garbled to glvo It a slgull ! wince not intended by Its author. Bu In any event it is not an endorsi'ineii or approval of the free silver inovenieii In Hie United States and fairly con struct ! offers no encouragement what ever to that cause. The secretary of th German-American Sound Money leagu says of It : "We don't consider the letter tor lu any way misleading or hurt fill to the sound money cause , ex cept among the Ignorant , who niuj accept It as an endorsement of the un limited free coinage of sliver , which li certainly is not. " Ho further remarket' ' that the Gorman blmetalllsts are not in favor of the unlimited free colnagi of silver for Gut-ninny , "but they wll very likely have no objection and thej may even sincerely desire that the United States should consent to tin , monumental folly ami thereby secure tr the European countries the greatest advantage over the United States thc.v can de. ire. " Undoubtedly all Kuropean bimetallism would liku to have this country try the perilous experiment the Bryanttos propose , but n very large majority of the people of the United States , and particularly the Gorman American voters , are not to bo deluded by any advice from that source. POOI : MOffur CHEATS run rooit. No one bus more forcibly character teed a debased currency Jhtui cx-l'resl dent Harrison when he said : "The IIrat dirty errand that a dirty dollni does is to client the workingman. " The truth of his trenchant epigram Is at tested by all human experience since money has paid for labor and we need not go outside the history of our own country for the pieof. In one of hit addresses last week Major McKinle ; , said in regard to the complaint that 0111 money Is too good that the money of no country can be too pood. "It Is pool money , not peed money , " ho said , "thul has been the cause of so much loss anil sulTering in the past , both to individuals and to nations , " another fact whicl every intelligent student of historj knows. Major McKinley referred to the pcriot before the war when business was done witli ) an uncertain and fluctuating state bank currency. While many of tin banks of that time were sound , still foi the most part their notes were subject to a discount. IJut it was not the note of the good banks that got into circula tion among tlie people in payment foi their .labor. Very generally the work ing people were paid in notes that were at the greatest discount and tliesq help less victim' ! of an uncertain and fluc tuating currency lost millions by the ' failure of the banks whose notes' thej were compelled to take In exchange foi their work. Not only this , they suf fered great loss in exchanging thcst notes for currency that would puss among the merchants. Then the pooi man was the prey of the broker. When ho got his wages at the end of his week's work hardly more than half , in those "bimetallic" days , than at present hi nny Industry the workingman look Ills inonef to the broker and submitted to a discount of 5 or 0 per cent on the dollar in order to get currency that he could use in the market to buy neces saries for his family. There was no incentive to save money , because it was llabla to depreciate from day to day or to become utterly worthless In the hands of tliH holder. The general desire waste to part with it as soon ns possible and thus thrift among the pi-ople was dis couraged. Undoubtedly men of means suffered to Homo extent from this poor currency , hut the greatest hardships resulting from it fell upon labor , upon that portion tion of tlie people least able to bi'ar the loss. The experience wan the same dur ing tlie war period of currency deprecia tion. Wages did not advance corre spondingly with the Increase of the prices of commodities that measured the depredation of the currency and labor was a constant loser wlillo the purcluw- ing power of the money in which it was paid continued to decline. Labor made many struggles' In that jwriod to right Itself , but It was never able to make wages advance as fast or as far as the prices of commodities Increased. It is now proposed to give the country a cur rency system which Its advocates sny will certainly increase the prices of com modities , but which they do not promise will correspondingly advance the wages af labor , nml they are appealing to work lngmen to support this policy. They are asking labor to abandon n llnnnclal ys- tem under which wages -was steadily in creased In amount and in purchasing power and adopt one which .In effect will reduce wages by cutting down the1 value of the money in which It is paid. the men who are asking the support j f wage workers in behalf of this policy f currency debasement , were to sug gest to them that they should voluntarily [ tarily offer to take less wages nobody : sin doubt what the prompt and decisive inswer would bo ; yet what they do ask amounts practically to this. The ml- rocates of free silver assert that their ollcy will raise the price of everything that labor must buy , but they give no , Assurance that the price of labor will A wrespondlngly rise. That there should be any worklngmen In rt'llling to try another experiment with oor money Ls almost Inexplicable , but [ notwithstanding the claims of the free iilvcrites and the attitude of some labor leaders , It Is not to bo believed that a majority of the Intelligent worklngmen the country will vote to make .tho l money In which they are paid Jess val ° lablo than It Is today , In the present state of the city's 3 Inances an honest anil economical ad ministration [ s more than ever a neces sity. Ainld tlie graver couct-rus of > rn t , Authoritative Denial that it Ever Ap in the Columns of trie .London Paper , .1 Mil i i A SECOND WARNING GIVEN. , l n With reference to the "Grip of Gold" forgery , which has been printed lu the Oiaab * World-Herald and other Bryan organs , the London Financial News of Seplom'fier 1-1 , 1SOI5 , contains tlie following editorial comment. Tlie origi nal copXipf , The Financial News containing this editorial Is In the possession of the editor of The Bee and may bo examined by anyone Avho wishes to assure hljnsolf of Its genuineness : "lu our Issue of August 11 ! we took occasion to refer to the circulation "In the American newspapers of an article entitled 'The Grip of Gold , ' pur porting to bo an extract from The Financial News of March 10. 1SK5 ! , and we "stated that no silch article had ever appeared In this journal. As certain "American papers continue to reprint this article , crediting It to The Financial "News , we 'have ' again to warn our readers and our American contemporaries "that IT IS A FOUG10UY ami its whole tenor Is ENTlUlfllA OPPOSED TO "THE VIEW WE HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN of the effect of free silver legla- "latlon in tlie United SlaU-s. " national politics the Immediate interests of Omaha should not be lost sight of , but citizens should combine to select the right men for tlie council and for other elective positions of trust. When usked the other day whether ho was for Bryan , William U. Morrison is .said to have replied : " 1 have been n democrat for fifty years and voted tlie regular democratic ticket. How I shall vote in tills election Is hardly a proper subject for dlsi'usslou. ' " Perhaps not. When Morrison was mentioned as a presidential possibility last February. Bryan wrote In his paper that "If by any unfortunate accident Morrison should secure * the nomination , he would go down to a defeat more overwhelm ing than that which burled Horace Greeley. " In oilier words , Bryan pub licly announced that lie would not under any circumstances be for Morrison. Is Morrison for Bryan ? The tour of tlie veteran union generals In the Interest of sound money is one of ( lie wisest moves In this campaign of education. These men , who led the boys In blue to victory si generation ago , are almost the sole survivors of that long roll of illustrious commanders , Their services In the war , great as the.v wore , will , Jje written no larger on history's page than that which they are rendering iin their attempt once more lo draw after them the following which made thi-ir names a terror to oppression and wrong In 18(31. ( .Tohn .Boytl . Timelier complains that there sct'ins'to be no place for conserva tism Iiivtho democratic party of today. What does Mr. Timelier expect ? Was not conservatism thrown to the winds at the Qhicago convention , and all party tradition , trauipled ruthlessly under fool"/ Does not tie democratic , presidential nominei ) glory in the fact that he stands for nil the'radical demands ever made by the iuot' } ! radical ? A's well 'Jjo trap ping bear in mid-ocean as ; look for con servatism among political firebrands. The democratic national , committee has issued a proclamation repudiating the agreement entered into by the Idaho democrats and populists in their state conventions respecting the election of u United States senator. This is strik ing out for repudiation rather early In the game. But then If the democratic platform calls for the repudiation of private and public debts , has not the democratic national committee equal justification for repudiating its political agreements ? Judge -SlRxwoll thinks he has traced the adage "God helps those who help themselves" back to Aesop. We fear that tlie great fable writer of the an cient world would be astonished at the very intimation. There 5s no reason why Aoflpp should be blamed for every thing. ' Tlii I ui uIlHt Tnll. Chicago Tribune. If Tom Walson Is not more careful In his ittcranccs Komo people will bo Induced to icllcvo ho Is running for vice president. AVIty lluCnliiiiiH (7roiiii. Philadelphia Record ( iltm ) As tlm prlro of wheat rises the heart of populism slnUs toward lln boots. The nward flo\v of gdlit from Euiopo and the outward How , _ pf golden Grain are tides vhoso flood may yet bear the country on to ortunc. _ _ MuUIntliti ; .Terrerwim'H AVoriln. Ulobe-l > einccr.it. ' Hilly nrynn , the father of mlsciiotera ] , s at It nggln. Ho cays In his latest speech , 'I ' believe with Jefferson that error Is hnrm- css whqn reason is left free t combat t. " Jefferson's words nro "Error of opinion nay bo toleratud where reason Is left to ombat It" _ _ Sixty Yi'iir.t of Vrvv Silver. ImUnnnpoll * Journnl. The Chicr.BO niinetalllst explains that the eason that silver fitexlco has not moro liat f5 In sjlver money per capltn Is" that lie mass of 'its pcoplo arc too poor to own nd usu money. Tills Is to say that sixty oars of trcor and unlimited coinage has tot Improved tlio condition of the mass of ho Mexican people. AiiolZiLT. Fri'o Silver Korwry. ITcW "Vorlc World Sept. 2S. The Helena ( Mont. ) Independent is the ntest paper to pi tut and credit to the World paroKrnPjiji V.'lilcb. could never have- ap peared In JU cplumiiB , and which has a liun- ilred tlmea icyn denounced as a forgery , to the effect thUt 'mcn must bo content to worker or less wnr $ . " etc. If a liar must fabrl- ate , he necd.s vlt enough to make Ills fabri cations woAr'fsomo semblance of credibility. iiio Stuff. s fr'ew York Trlliune. Our oppoiM'lita tell us that with frco coln- igo wo ca Cqtborrow from abroad , I reply hut under the gold standard we cannot pay hat wo have already borrowed. Hryan , In Brooklyn , Wednesday nlglit. Stuff ! In 1B73 the public debt was $2,234.- 1S3.09.1. In 1S93 U was only ; i,549S5S,353. twenty years of gold standard and repub- Ican policy wo paid off JGS4,02G.C40. Any ears about the rest of It ? Tlie DervlMh SoiiMOIl , New York Bun , Have the Hon. William Uryan , the Hon. Benjamin R. Tlllraan. the Hon. I-URCUC V. Debs , the Hon. Jacob Coxey , and thp rest of tlio crowd noticed tliat tbo Dervtehcs bavo been put to fllsht ? There appears to jo trouble ahead for the PervUhca this year Still , let the survivors c.noy ] themselves whlto they can , From now until November their dancing should bo more delirious , their whirling dtrzler , their yells louder , and their knlfe-swaliowlnR more frequent iu < i appalling than ever. Tlie Dervish aca- eon of 1S9G la drawing to a cloaa. niiVAMTn iins I'ltlMStiirlrN About MflClnlfjAn - til or I ( nt I Coiitrnilielcil ! , The following letter from the prominent law firm of Clark , Ambler & Clark of Canton Is self-explanatory : CANTON , 0. , Sept. 1C , 1S9G. P. A. Agncw , Esq. , South Omaha , Neb , Dear Sir : Wo have your favor of the 14th lust , asking us concerning tlie truth of certain statements tlmt were made by certain parties In your town , namtly , that Major Wllllnm McKlnloy owned a saloon building In this city , and that the money for tlio rent was drawn by him In pel son , untlli the time of his financial trouble- few > o3rs ago , and that ho has had It In tlio name of his wife since that time. In reply , wi- beg to advlso you that the ahovo statement Is absolutely and un qualifiedly false. Never In his llfollmo has either Major McKinley or his wife owned nny building In which a b'alopn business was conducted , nor has he had charge of , nor rented for any other person , any build- lug In which a saloon business was con ducted. Major McKinley Is the owner of a small piece of real estate here , situated on the corner of Seventh and Market streets in this city. There Is a three-story block on the property nnd the ground floor Is occupied by a savings bank , a shoe store and a plumbing establishment. The second lloor Is used as olllccs for a number of attorneys , and the \\hole third floor Is devoted to a photograph gallery. Mrs. Mc Kinley owns a piece of real estate- situated just next to the ono owned by Major Mc Kinley that was plven her by her father in Ills lifetime , and Is occupied on the first floor by a largo bakery establishment ; the second floor Is devoted to ofllccs , and the thlra lg used for republican hcadciuarters Tlirso facts can bo substantiated In nny manner or form that would be necessary to absolutely prove their tiuth. It is also untrue that Major McKinley deeded any of his real estate to his wife at the time of his financial trouble. Ills Indebtedness at that time was nil liquidated nnd his real estate , which was in the hands of an assignee , retransfcrrcd to him In dividually , niul In fact all of his property , both real and personal , was restored to him. Not only are the above statements true , but we may add that Major McKinley has always been , in principle , a teetotaler. Even when a young man , and malting can vasses through this county for vailous olllccs he has held , such as prosecuting at torney , member of congress , etc. , he never entered a saloon for the purpose of cam paigning , and has never been known to go into n saloon for any purpose , and on public occasions , at banquets , etc. , it Is his In variable custom to turn his wine glass down. Whatever may be pur Individual opinion regarding the Issue of this campaign , \\e beg to say that we have no sympathy with lying attacks on the personal character and worth of Major McKlnloy. Ho Is an honest , upright , conscientious , moral man , and anj man familiar with his homo life , wllh his public career , and with his business methods svho would stoop to make pass current such liea as you say are current In your section of the country , deserves the scorn of everj honest man. Hoping that the Information .we have conveyed herewith may aid you in keeping Iho great issues * of this campaign free from ungrounded falsehood and slander , wo arc , respectfully yours , CLARK , AMBLER & CLARK. EM2.MIKS OF C.'OOIJ OVKII\.M13XT. One of tlie "Ilrrnlut" of Ilryaii'N Ilnlr- i-r Miiutli. Hi'coid ( Iml. ) . In his speech at Philadelphia Mr. Drynn Bald the silver cause would not die , because truth never dies. Hn then continued : "You ask mo why I know that this cause is true. I can give you many good rcasont but one reason Is sufficient , that ever ; enemy to good government Is against frci silver. " A man who aspires to the highest office Ir the gift of Iho people should bo careful In his statements. There are enemies of good government among the opponents o' Mr. Bryan , to be sure , but they are not al : thcro by any inecna. Among the notorious enemies of good gov ernment In the United Status none Is more conspicuous than Tammany ball , and Tam- innny hall In this campaign Is supporting the cause uf frco slhcr. Ho who debauches primaries for the pur pose uf substituting political bosslsm lor it fair expression of the will ot the people Is an enemy of good government , and the most vicious manipulators ot "brace" pri maries In Chicago are not only supporting the cauao of free silver but are using "brace" primaries to advance the cause. These who are attempting to turn bacl , the progress of civilization and substitute the spoils Hystcm for the merit system are enemies of good government , and Air. Bryan . himself openly Invites all such persons to his support. The Issue- before the American people at this time Is too Important to be treated wllh anything but the utmost candor nnd sincerity , and. fortunately for Mr. Ilryan , neither the strength nor the weakness of the "free silver" argument is in anywise Indicated by the wholly Irrelevant circum stance that some bad men are opposed to It and Eomo equally bid are In favor of it. Mr. Bryan ought to bo a good enough ' lawyer to know that such Immoderate ex pressions only weaken Ills case with fair- . minded people. NOT WHAT WAS WAJVTRIJ. [ f Inforiiuttlon Olilaliu-il liy llryniilteN : Wlileli Will \ol lit : 1/Hfil. The Anglo-American , a dally paper pub lished In the City of Mexico , printed the ; following In Its Issue of September 13 : "Wo have observed a few long-haired . 1. strangers In lov.-u during the past week , and tuorght that they \sero recruiting o Ulcers . from the Chihuahua cclony , but an Intioduc- tlon to two of them disclosed tlio fact that they are In Mexico looking up the silver question for Ilryan campaign purposes. We were In a wcll-kuaivn grocery store on San : Francisco street wlillo ono of them , through his Interpreter , was gaining seme Informa tion which evidently will not bo incorporated j s In his re-port , for when ho learned that potatoes were-14 per bushel ho gave vent tea a prolonged "whew ! " and on being told that flour was worth 10 cr-nts per pound ho ' was sure that hli Interpreter had made a mlstako or turned goldbug wlillo his countenance when ho Ascertained that clicenn WBS BO cents per pound , tea $2.f > 0 , ecffco CO cents , hnm nnd bacon 10 cents , butter 7u cents and American lent susnr 25 cents per pound each , wn n study which would have made the most sanguine populist necp. "Tho fact U that nil this talk about Mexico being a cheaper country to live In thjn Is the United States , on account of Its. being n silver country , la pure bosh. "There Is not , wo venture to assort , n single American-born laboring man In the United States today who would bo willing In lUe as docs the average workhiRninu In this country. They arc not used , to It , and the climate thcro docs not permit It , "U Is certainly true , ns tlio silver men proudly assert , that the laborer In Mexico lives cheaper than docs his brother In tlio United States , but what dots lie cat ? Corn bread and beans ; and nlccplng costs next to nothing. It Is certainly high time that the truth was written conccinlug the rompnrl- sons referred to. Till ? Ul.nCTOHAI , VOTI5. A KoreiMtnt "f the HeNiill from n Ito- pnlillcnii .Stniiiliiolnt. ChlcnKO Tlmes-llornld. Thcro Is no mistaking the signs of the times. Never greatly lu doubt the election of Major McKinley Is now no certain as the coming of election day. One lifter another the debatable states have taken themselves out of tin1 debatable1 column , aud In most of them the only open question Is as to the majorities which they will give for aouml money. Hero lo the fine roster of states which will surely gUo their electoral vote to McKinley and Hobart : Cotinretlcut C New Jrtrry 10 Norlli Dnkntn 3 New York SO South Dnkutn -4 Oliln 23 Drlnwnic 3 OlOKun 4 Illinois 24 rrnnx > lvnnln 32 Imllnlin 15 Hhoilc IMilM'l ' 4 Inun n Vermont 4 Mnlnc * \Vnsilnitnn ! 4 Mnryliml West Vlr-Rlnln C Mnrpncliusclts \Vlvcunslli 12 Michigan 14 Mtnm-snta 9 Totnl , ! 53 New Hnmii.sjlro . . . . 4 AVlth this assurance of thirty-five moro electoral votes than a majority we couple thu confident expectation , based on the moat carefully weighed information attain able , that the following states will also re turn McKinley electors : California > 9 Virginia . . .1 ! Monlnnn Wyoming Kentucky . 13 , 10 Total 55 Nebraska . 8 The only stairs fairly to bo conceded to Bryan and Sewall or to Bryan and Watson arc these : Alubamn . 11 Ncviula AiUnnMia . 8 South Cnrollna . 9 Colorado . 4 Texas . IT , UeoiKla . 13 Utah . 3 Louisiana . S Mississippi . 9 Totnl . S3 Leaving as the only states the disposition of whoso electoral votes Is ntlll In doubt : North Carolina . 11 Tennessee . 12 Mlssnuil . 17 lilnho . 3 Totnl i 4T Florida . 4 This Is a sweeping claim , but It Is justified by the situation ns It a'ppcars today. The duty that remains is to make the overthrow of Brjan so complete and the sound major ity In the house of representatives so largo that no party will dare again raise the Hag of repudiation In the lifetime of this genera tion. KI/I3UTIO.V III3TTIXR. Vow Vorl ; Ilool.-niulicrN Announce Their Complete KlK rcH. According to dispatches from New York , the bookmakers of that city posted their odds on the presidential election last Satur day uud many bets were made. The tables of odds have been prepared by careful speculators , who make a business of that sort of thing , and may be regarded ns showing how professional betters value the chances of the leading candidates. The quotations show that the speculators have no doubt of the election of McKinley , as they offer 21to 1 in his favor on the general result. They are even more confi dent that the Ohio man will carry New York htate , the odds offered on him being 6 to 1. The odds oppnslto each state In the table are on the candidate carrying such state , and not against him : Stnles. OdiK Candidate. Alabama -lj to 1 Hryan Arknn.snn 4 to 1 llrjiin California E\en McKinley Coloindo 4 to 1 llrynn Connecticut liven McKinley Delaware 10 to 7 Mi-ICInley "loilila 1 to 7 MrKlnley coi-Kla 3 lo 1 lli > un dalio S to 5 lli > an Illinois ! > to 4 McKlnlr-v mltann. 10 to 7 MrKlnlev owa 10 to 9 Mc'Clnley ' KUIISUH Kven Mi-lClnlpy Kentucky l-\en : McKinley Maine 4 to 1 McKinley .Maryland K\cn McKinley Mu. K.ichuscttH ( ! to 1 MrKlnley Michigan 10 to 7 McKinley Minnesota , 10 to 9 MuKlnley Mississippi 3 to 1 ' lityun MlfhOUil 7 to 10 McKinley Montana , 3 lo 1 llrynn Nebr.ihlia 4 to 5 MciClnley Nevada 3 to 1 Jiryatl Now Ilnmpslilre 4 to 1 McKinley New Jersey 2 to 1 McKinley New York fi to 1 McKlnlty North Carolina 1 to 2Vi McKlnley North Dakota 1 to 3 McKlnk-y Loulslnna 1 to 'J'.i MeKlnlcv Ohio 2 to 1 McKlnltfy OIC-KOII 3 to G McKlnlpy 1'ennsylvnnla 10 to 1 Mr-Klnlcy tthmtc iHlnnd. . . . 2 to 1 MrKlnley South Caiolln.i 3 to 1 Ilryan South Dakota 1 to 3 McKinley Tennessee 1 to 3 MrKlnley Texan 3 to 1 Hrynn Vermont 0 to 1 JIcKlnley Virginia 1 to 2 McKlnlcy West Virginia 13von McKinley V.'nshlnRton 1 to 3 McKinley WlseonFlii 10 to 7 MrKlnley Wyoming 3 to 5 . McKlnlpy Oonernl Itcsult SV , to 1 McKinley New York City IJvcn McKlnlty JII3TTEII 1'HICKS KOIl OltAl.V. Boston Globe : The Olobo has had ocra- nlnn frnrn Mme fn Hmn in rnfnr * .i Mm rr nflft. Ing fact that our domestic exports are stead ily Increasing. Hut the traditional fact Imi , alwajB been up to within qulto recently that at least four-lifths of our exports have con sisted of brcadstuffs and a few raw products. Chicago Times-Herald : The extemporane ous statisticians who assert that the fall 1n the price of jllvcr through the suspension of free silver coinage Is responsible for the fall lu the price of farm products ought to ponder der the market reports of the last fort night. In a little K'EH ' than two weeks wheat has advanced nearly 9 cents , which means a gain of $30,000,000 for wheat grow- urs ; lla.x has advanced C cents , which means a pain of $1,200,000 for llax growers ; glnco July cotton Ins advanced $10 a bale , which means $ 0,000,000 for cotton growers , Philadelphia Hccord : Wheat prices ad vanced Iji to 2 cents per IniRhol yester day , as n result of active upeculutlvo buying in the chief markets. Hack of the specula tion which was the Immediate eauso of the tdvance , however , weie a record of exports 'or the crop year nearly EO per cent larger .han the shipments for the corresponding lorlod last season , ami n situation created jy crop shortages In .India , Australia and tussla , which insures n sustained demand for American wheat for nome months to omo , oven If prices should moderately ad- ranco. St. Paul Globe : There has been no free olnaso ; of silver , and the prospect of It Is growing beautifully less day by day. Yet .he ofiVct : ) wl'icll wo huvo been told could > o prodmcd nib by u big addition to the circulating medium aic tlio prominent tea- .uru of current market reports , The farm ers of this country are richer today by nllllons of dollars than they were a fuw i\L eltH ago. Not legislation , but the great aws of trade , have brought about this hango , December wheat went up lu the Chicago market to GS cents y tat onlay , and It 3 going to bo higher yet. This ls the can- icqucnco of a short crop and a small sur- ilua to satisfy the world's demand. "Not mo bushel of wheat , " said ono of the load- ng millers of the northwest the other day , 'ought to go out of this section between low and spring , Every grain of It will bo vantcd for milling and seeding purposes , " Highest of nil in Leavening Strength. Latest U. S , Gov't Report. SIMI'1.10 FACTS. I'lnln Trutln \VnrliltiKttion lo Ion trr Ovrr. New Yotk WorM ( ilem. ) WftRfs are higher now than nt nny lime before. IJvery workingman knows this fact or canj easily nnd It out. IJach dollar of wages will now buy much moro than nny dollar did before 1S73 , Kvery workingman knowa this fact or jc ; easily nnd It out , Kvery Morklngman Is better off todnr than nt nuy time before 1S73. Kvery workingman knows this fact or can easily nntl It out. Why , then , should any worklngmnn Tot a return to "the conditions prior to 18737" MKIttlY CI.KAMMJS. Chicago Ilccord : "Oeorclp , your mother tlldn't stay long out west , Old she ? " "No'm tlio lady that lent her n trunk telergraft for her to como homo. " v/ Detroit Free Press : "Do you think the M Is anything In this case ? " asked the junior pettier of Iho law firm. "Certainly , " answered the senior partner , "our client Is worth a million. " Indianapolis Journal : "Wine. " said Chol- llc. "always goes right to ray head. " "Shows an almost human Instinct , doesn't It , " said the disagreeable- . "Aw " how ? "In looking for a. soft placo. " Washington Star : "Do you think that It prolongs a man's llfo to be Insured ? " "Yes , " replied the man who had Just been Intonlcwed by an agent ; "It does something - thing toward keeping from being talked to death. " Cincinnati Knqulrrr : "I wonder whcro ; \ tin' odious expression of 'rubber nock' orlslnatL'd ? " asked the finical person , lan guidly. "It Is evident , " said the conrso person , "that > oti never had much experience with restaurant steaks. " Cleveland Plain Dealer ; "Then you won't loud mo n dime ? " The volco was full of pathos and huskl- ncss. ncss.Tlu Tlu > other man shook his head , "What this country Is Just a-starvln' for Is icturn of confidence , " said the first man as ho sadly moved away. Nnw York Hocorder : "This liver Is awful , Maud , "said Mr. Newwed. "I'm very sorry , " returned the bride. "I'lJ- tell the cook to speak to the liveryman about It. " Indianapolis Journal : Weary Wntklns What Is this here lupudlatlon ? Hungry Hlgglns It's like this hero : The world owes me an' you a llvln' , don't It ? "Yep. " "Well , the world has repudiated , that's all. " Now York World : "I want a pound of butter , " said Mr. Spudds to the grocer. "Yes , f-\r \ ; the real or the Imitation ? " "Which kind was It you gave mo day before - fore yesterday ? " "Thai was the genuine . " "Then I'll take the Imitation this tlmo. " A DISCUSSION OP CHOPS , Washington Star. Dey tells me In do country dat success , ln dcahere days Depcn's er heap on whut yoh goes an * un- dertckcs tcr raise , An' lots or young men's gwlntcr meet wit trouble , sho's yer born , A-ralsln' ob de ante when dey should bo raisin * corn. TJII2 CI'IUISTOMS OIIATOIU Kaunas City World. Ho knows moro facts and figures than a dozen common men. And Is loaded up with data of the gov ernment's affairs ; , , Ho talks of millions glibly as if owning eight or ten , And speaks with condescension , of the presidential cares. . > . , , . He tells you what would happen lu event of so and BO , And that the "tolling masses" deserve a > better life ; And , whllo he's Idly spouting thus , his homo Is full of woe , With 1C hungry children to 1 tired , hard working wife. To many persons , who have been paying tailors' prices lor custom-made suits , to find upon visiting our store that our suit " and overcoats are aa handsomely made , aa fashionable in cut , as ele gant in trimmings and aa fine in materials. We guarantee them itv1- every particular and save you many dollars into the bargain. Indeed our patterns are as nearly "exclusive" as the tailors' patterns are , for no one else has them and we do not make up too many of a kind. One may retrench in his expenses for clothing here without any loss 6V style. Sole agents for the celobrat- Jd YOUMANS HATS. S. W. Cor. IBtliand Douglas Sta.