The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, September 13, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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The Chandler News.
YOU ME 4,
('HANDLER, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY. SKPT. 13,
GRAND OLD PARTY.
LIVING TRUTHS OF THE RE-
Selections from Various Authorities
Which Servo to Prove the .Wisdom of
the Peoplo in Calling the l'arty li.ivk
our sugar. If the new tariff had brought j
prosperity it would have brought in-
creased Imports of tea and sugar. Bill
the imports of sugar exceeded $126,000.
000 in 1894 and fell short of $77,000,001
in 1895. Our tfca imports were worth
$14,000,000 in 1894. and $13,000,000 in
1895. The conclusion is unavoidable
while we are importing, and paying
gold for, silks, woolens, and cottons
that we ought to have woven for our-
selves, we had to stint ourselves on
sugar and tea.
The free traders also told us that
what we paid out for imported manu-
factures would be returned to us for
grain, meat, and other products of agri-
culture. For. said they, the foreigner
must eat, and the more American
money he gets for his work in Euro-
pean factories the more American-
raised food ho will be forced to buy.
The secretary of the treasury's report
destroys its fiction. In the same year,
from June, 1894, to June, 1895, in which
we so wonderfully increased our im-
ports of manufactured goods, we most
woefully decreased our exports of farm
products. Europe took less of our
cheese by about $2,000,000 in the year in
which it increased our purchases of its
silks by more than $♦>,000,000. While
who have fought bravely find well for we $11,000,000 to our bill for Eu-
tarlff reform Ehould be exhorted to con- ropoan cotton cloths. Europe cut down
tinue tbe struggle, boldly challenging | |(K for American breadstuffs, ex-
HORN \NI> HARVEY.
[t'OXTIXI ED FROM LAST WEEK.
President Cleveland on the Main Issue.
"The millions of our countrymen
to open warfare* and c onstantly gu^rd
ing against treachery and half-heart-
edness in their camp.
"Tariff reform will not be settled un -
til It is honestly and fairly settled in
the interest and to the benefit of a pa-
tient and long-suffering people.
elusive of wheat flour, from $59,407,041
in 1894 to $43,805,663 in 1895, and its
bill for wheat flour from $69,268,829 to
$51,651,928 in the same period.
There was a shrinkage of about $4 -
000,000 in our lard exports, of about
$5,000,000 in our seed exports, of nearly
speeches are printed without being ac-
tually delivered, or that Mr. Hooper
rend from manuscript and omitted in
the delivery certain passages that were
afterward printed. Wliilo the record
disclosed the intention to change the
unit to gold, it nowhere revealed the
Intention to close the mints to silver.
Mr. Hooper, on the same day (April 9),
goaded to it by an Inquisitive member,
said (Vol. 3, page 2306) that the bill
"re-enacted existing laws in regard to
silver, except that it changed the size
of the silver dollar from 412V6 grains
standard silver to 384 grains." Mark
you, I have quoted his exact words.
He stated as a reason that this would
take the 3 per cent premium out of the
silver in the present' silver dollar as
compared with fold. In other word*,
he conveyed the express understand-
ing that silver was to be favored. Less
silver was to be put in a dollar. * He
did not say that the silver from wffb h
Chicago. July 20. The Horr-Harvey
silver debate was continued today be-
fore thf largest and most enthusiastic
audience since the discussion began.
The act of 1873 was gone into extensive-
ly. The esseutial points are covercd in
the following condensed report:
legislation of 1813.
Mr. Harvey The debate so far is of
value in this: It shows that gold and
silver is the money of the
constitution 2. That the silver
*kii iu read the bill, when he was In- Record, only had a trade dol'ir in tt, ! CONDENSED DISPATCHES,
terrupted and the reading stopped with I replied that when I got to the senate
the interruption. Members then satis- proceedings that he would have to re-
lied themselves with asking him ques- treat from that position (applause),
tions and the reading of the bill was and now he retreats of his own accord.
never continued Mr. Holman asked (Applause and laughter !
"Before the question is taken upon
suspending the rules and passing tho
bill, 1 hope the gentleman from Mas-
sachusetts will explain the leading
changes made by this bill in the exist-
Governor Culberson appointed fifty
delegates to represent Texas at tho
Topeka deep water convention.
All gossip about the presidency of
Again. Mr Sli. i inan, in speaking of th'1 Santu I e is premature. Tin-re
tho siivr dollar on that .lay. wild: I "U1 1>e "".appointment fur at least
"We are providing that it shall float all
over the world." Again ho said (For-
ty-second Congress, Vol. I, p. 672):
This bill proiu.: >«t a silver coinage
ing law, especially in reference to the exactly tho same as the French and
dollars of 371 li grains of pure eli- ^ coinage. It would seem as if all the what are called the associated nations
ver was the unit of value In our mone-
tary system nnd regulated the other
coins in our coinage system from 1792
to 1873. 3. That silver and gold in con-
current coinage was until 1873 the stan-
dard and measure of value of all other
property and the basic principle of our
monetary system. 4. That prior to 1873
when one metal increased In exchange
value over the other the debtor had the
right to pay iu the cheaper metal. 5. after, and tho same Congress met again
That silver was not demonetized by tho December.
act of 1873 on account of tho overpro- j
ductlon or silver. 6. That $143,000,000
small coinage of the country Is Intended 0f Europe (meaning the Latin Union)
to bo recoined who have adopted the International
To this Mr. Hooper replied standard of silver coinage; that Is, the
"Tho bill makes no change In the ex- d0Hnr provided for by this bill Is the
lsting laws In that regard." precise equivalent of the flve-frano
The rules wore then suspended and piece."
the substitute passed about an hour Tjlc ll]oa conveyed was this: Our sll-
after it was offered, and passed yithout v,,r (|0llnr was above par with gold, be-
belng read. Tho second session of tho cnuge 0f the pr0neh ratio of 15% to 1,
Forty-second Congress adjourned soon Whlle our8 waa kj t0 j. Tho Latin
Union alone had maintained the com-
mercial and coinnge value of silver
of silver was coined by our mints prior
in 1873. This dogate is of great value
these silver dollars were to bo coined ! in removing these points of doubt, that
was to be purchased nor that the mints are now more or less subjects of gen-
were to be closed, but he did say that , oral discussion, and brings us nearer .
the bill re-enacted existing laws, ex- j to the Issue in the controversy.
cept to change the size of the silver I Mr. Horr, in his closing speech at the
dollar. This is the clause providing last session, refers to what Mr. Potter
for the 384-grain dollar, with the right | pays as to the support of the bill before
to unlimited free coinage, that was sur- 1 the House, and accuses me of unfair-
reptitiously erased from the bill In ness in* not reading the whole of Mr.
1873 before it was enrolled. By tho j potter's speech. I called your atten-
erasure of this provision or by its omis- j tion to Mr. Potter's speech to show you
These bold, brave words were penned *2.000,000 in our butter exports, and so
by Mr. Cleveland less than eleven <>" *I""K <-he agricultural line.-
months ago. They were thought worthy , Chicago Inter Ocean.
to be incorporated in the campaign text
book of the Democratic Congressional Protection thp Issue.
Committee last fall. What has come Despite all Democratic efforts to be-
over the spirit of Cleveland and his fog the issue, the political battle of
Democracy that they have ceased to 1896 will be in the cause of protection,
"exhort to continue the struggle" and Complicated questions of currency that
are not "boldly challenging to open cannot be settled by a campaign, but
warfare?" It can mean nothing more rightly belong to a conference of expert
nor less than that, their record of tariff financiers, capable of separating the
reform and their promises of more of false from the true, cannot displace
the same kind of reform having been the great policy of protection to Amer-
repudiated by the voters, they now de- ican industries.
sire to escape the issue of their own and This assertion is purely, dlspassion-
their Pfesident's making. In this re- ate and logical. Since 1892. the time of
spect they display good political judg- tlie present administration's rise to
ment, and if they were permitted to power, disaster has involved the entire
ma^ the .issues which shall be fought ; country, throttling enterprise and
outbefore the people all would be well stagnating prosperous business ven-
witjh theim tures on every hand.
IfuE the" RepubUcan~party "and the a healthy treasury has become an
people will not permit them to escape empty one and the national debt has
from the issue that was so bravely been increased by millions of dollars,
marked by President Cleveland when Not only this financial distress, but
he told Catchings that their party every day adds an appalling quota to a
"should be exhorted to continue the monstrous treasury deficiency. Govejrn-
struggle, boldly challenging to open ment receipts lag far behind govern-
warfare." That the Republicans mean ment expenditures, and revenues have
to accept that challenge and wage the decreased to an alarming extent.
great bat ti# of next year on that line Common sense tells the people that
.was plainly manifested nt the Cleve- ihe tariff policy of the dominant ad-
land convention. Republicans every- ministration is at the root of all these
where are hoisting the banner of the commercial and industrial woes. U11-
party, which is inscribed "Protection tier protection everything flourished
to American Industries and American
Workingmen," and in that sign they
When the President's declaration of
last August is recalled, and then the
spectacle is witin < <1 of he and '•
party putting forth such tremendous
efforts to make the money question tho
Issue to the exclusion of all other'ques-
tlon's, it must become apparent to think-
ing men that what they behold is but a
great Democratic conspiracy to aban-
don "tariff reform" and force a false
issue before the people.
Their newspapers, even, appear to be
parties to the conspiracy, for thov are
constantly declaring that the tariff
question is settled and woe to the part>
that attempts to open up that question.
They are forever sneering at "McKin-
leyism," which they have made a syno-
nym for protection, in the hope of mak-
ing it odious before the people. But the
more they sneer the stronger tho prin-
ciple becomes with the Republican
party and the greater becomes the prob-
ability that the man whose name has
been coined into a synonym for pfo-
tection to American labor and Ameri-
sion in enrolling the bill tho mints j
were to be closed to silver. This was
now the plan of the conspiracy.
The bill had re-enacted the law of
In ttip Honnte.
The bill was called up In the Sonnto
by Senator Sherman on Jan. 17, 1S73.
He began by saying (Congressional
Globe, part 1, third session Forty-sec-
ond Congress, page 68):
"I move that the Senate now proceed
to the consideration of the mint bill, as
it is commonly called, revising and
amending the laws relative to the
mints and assay offices and coinage of
the United States. 1 do not think it
will take more than the time consumed
In the rending of it."
In answer to a question from Benatop
Casselry he said (Congressional Globe,
There is dissatisfaction among tho
shareholders of the Oregon Railway
and Navigation company, and further
litigutiou is not improbable.
it is reported that President Cleve-
land has changed his mind about fed-
eral officeholders taking part in poli-
tics to the extent of what he used to
Boston spent $75,0 )() on the Knights
Templars and tool' in half a million.
The demand for Alabama coal and
iron is iu excess of the means to till it.
Chauncey M. Depew denies that he
prohibited iho sale of Coin's Financial
School on Yanderbilt lines.
Some Washington lawyer* still
doubt tho legality of Ransom's ap-
pointment to Mexico.
China is making inquiries about
American firms which manufacture
bhips, guns and armor.
Democrats were slighted in the se-
lection of orator for the opening ex-
ercises of the Atlanta exposition.
Kitrnest Hargrove, tho theosophist,
has arrived in this country to earn
some American dollars by lectin ing.
11 . . . i .i ~ (icorge P. Allen, formerly ati East
the senate, as it had passed the house. | gt *|8 ,,cputy hta wifo
and gold undisturbed nt the ratio of
lGVi to 1. and by reducing our silver
dollar to 384 grains, the same size as
the French live franc ptses, with our
mints open to it, as was that of France,
a parity of the two metals was assured
and our "silver dollar would float
around the world." (Applause.) It
was In this form that tho bill passed
that tho introduction uf this mint bill
at the time it waa before the House ex-
cited his suspicion, showing that it was
Inappropriate to be considered at that ®J]0W |ne ho wl„ see t)l(lt tho preceding
Ufrere was ti" die igreement The only
thing that had happened that they had j
not anticipated was that tho debate In
the senate had forced them to show
their hand and to disclose the fact that i
the dollar was In the bill, the dollar j
was a Congress in which it was natural ,y interchangeable with tho English anything of the kind. I appeal to the | AdumSi u.),0 ,
to be suspicious. Mr. Potter was *i«t- Bhn,UlK and the live franc piece ot, I li:m- nci.T deni-.l that that ,'|is 1
fled that something was wrong back of ( prancP; that is, the five-franc piece of
the bill, and by following his speech , france'will lie the exact equivalent of
JS53 providing for the purchase of all- period. Mr. Totter was suspicious. It 1PC,(on provides for coin which is exact- misquoted on that, nnd I never
f6T for fractional silver coins, but that vna a OnnBi-noo In ™'Vilr>V It li'na nfltuml ... . , ii rri — 1.1. ' -- - «- - * " " * — -1 *
law had left the mints open to the sil-
ver dollar, but by striking out tho sil-
ver-dollar clause, the mints would be
closed to silver. This was the point on
which the minds of the conspirator!
If the change of the unit from silver
to gold passed the gauntlet they were
safe; with a copy of the bill sprung at
the last moment omitting this sen-
tence and possibly a further part of
a sentence in one other section that re-
ferred to it, or with a willing clerk to
fraudulently make this omission on en-
rollment, and their object would be ac-
Mr. Horr—Now, Brother Potter did
speak on that debate, and he spoke the
words that my friend has quoted.
Mr. Potter, in the course of h'.s re-
marks, say# just what he (Mr Harvey)
has read, but afterwards ho went on to
state: "In the next place this bill pro-
vides for the making of changej in tho
legal tender coin* of the country, and
through you see that Potter thought it
was a speculation in nickle; that the hill
prlvided for tho recoining of tho cent
pieces the way Hooper had it then be-
fore tho House, by making these cent
pieces largely of nickel, and Potter,
from the experience of that Congress
and the numerous investigating com-
mittees there'were then in session, sup-
posed that that was where there was
something wrong or corrupt. Mr. Pot-
ter was not a bimetalllst in the eense
a dollar of the United States In our
| Mr. Horr— That is right, Mr. Harvey.
The bill that was reported to the Senate
! and that they were then discussing had
| in It a provision for the coining of sil-
I ver dollars, the silver dollars about
| which you talked at the last session of
i this debate, containing 381 grains, and
j they were made with all the other sll-
i ver coins subsidiary coins. There was
no provision In the bill at that timo,
of understanding bimetallism, or lie an(j j ^ no^ believe you dare claim
would have seen what was behind tho , thore was for the free cotnage 0f a dol-
bill, and later in his discussion I a«ked jar 0f gg.j grajns
Mr. Ilorr to explain the inconsistency
between Mr, Hooper's assertion as to
the bill being fair and Mr. Potter's sug-
gestion that it made a change in the
coinage system That was on April 9.
Mr. Potter and Mr. Brooks, both sus-
picious of the bill, defeated its being
ceedingly; under moderate fre
everything has depreciated.
Saratogian, Saratoga, N. V.
for substituting a legal tender of only i taken up on that day, and the bill went :
one metal, Instead as heretofore of two." I over, and on May 27 It again came be-
You didn't read that part of it for tiio j fore the House, not in the form of the !
same reason that you left off a part of bill which Mr. Hooper had been press- ;
the statute we talked abTut yesterday, | ing, but In the form of a new bill. This
it was not no essary for the points you time Mr. Hooper pp ■< nt< 1 it in the
were making now, but if you had read | form of a substitute. Mr. Hooper called
Situntlou of the* Tin l'lato Tratio.
Tho trend of affairs in Wales will
probably afford a partial relief to the
*:rain< d co-id 1 . ii> i 1 • A 11• ti< an tin
plate trade, but the greatest relief that
can be expected will hardly place the
industry here on a proper footing.
There is a great difference between the
inducements needed to keep in the busi-
ness a manul'aet in --r w ho lias his ti a !
built up, and his works running on the
most economical basis, and the margin
of profit to be secured to a beginner who
must build up his trade and spend
money in experiments necessary to g<
tho works down to economical and effi-
cient operation. For this purpose an
increase in the protective tariff is ab-
solutely necessary. A return to the Me-
Kinley duty is not now needed. For
the first introduction of tbe industry
into the United States profits had to bo
assured to pay for costly experiments
which have been made, and need not be
can industries will be chosen to lead again, but a protective duty of
the Republican army to victory next 1% centi la really needed to put the ^n-
..car dustry on a fair plane, and it is hoped
The Republican State Central Tom- ,hat Pr°Per RtoPS wi" 1)0 taken to <*o
mitiees of Ohio. Kentucky and other Justice to the tin plate industry as soon
states whore elections ;Uo to be held ;,s ,h" Coring protective duties
this fall could, with groat profit to the asain comes into full power. Pin and
that it would have shown that too point up the bill offered ns a substitute and |
you were making was not correct at al!. closed with this proposition: "I move
Now, I submit to this audience there la that the rules be stftpended and that
right there in that spe3ci^that you re-1 tho substitute be put on its passage."
fer to, positive proof that tha:. bill was | Whether tho change of the unit from
well understood by the people who were silver to gold was in the bill up to that
legislating upon !t. Mr. Pottjr cp- j moment is not certain. We have only '
posed tho bill, but he was frank Mr. Hooper's manuscript speech; it may
and step-daughter near Decatur, 111
K. .1 Broekinredgo and l'. (ioff,
Americans charged with murder in
Uuatemala, have been released on
Western roads will make lower
part 1. third session. Forty-second Con- that Mr Horr said the other day was rates '1 ^
gress, page 672) If the Senator will not In the bill .-xp.-.-t.-.l that th. re will bo a heavy
Mr. Horr I didn't. I will not be molvcnK,nt from tho West.
Ba lly the will of (leneral Charles
was killed in tho Uumry
.. i „.pU„.vr in Denver, his beautiful
email dollar was In tho bill when it Manitou is to co to tho
went from the house over to the senate, ; j|as„nil. i,oJics „f u„. Mate, to be used
never, nowhere, and if I had I would | ns a i,orao n,,d sanitarium. .
take it hack In half a minute, for when widow, however, is to have the use of
I am shown that I am in the wrong I it during her life.
always own it—I don't try to dodge it The Democrats of Bourbon county,
as Coin does. . j Kansas, nominated a straight county
Mr. Harvey T refer this dispute to ticket, and resolved against fusion with
the only Just J«dge-the record of the 'I'ioo and 5,000 ballots iiavo
da> s debate In which Mr. Horr said it. ! ^een cnst jn the Adair and Madison
(Applause.) [ county, Iowa, senatorial convention
Calmlnntlon of All^cotl Con«j>lrn«,.r. without result.
The bill had now passed both houses! The Sedalia (apital Printing cora-
with a slight disagreement on two or pany has purehased the Qa/.ette plant
, . . . . i, . and thelap tal will be known as tno
three minor points only, but t made . ,,
... ... ' . Capita.-Unzettc.
a necessity for it to go to a conference
committee llere is where the dirty >'• '■" -•sp.e, county attorney
, I of Dallas county, says there is no pos-
Now, have you ever noticed that the work was done and the conspiracy cul- 8jbh, wuy hy t]ie Corbett-Fits-
opposition to that bill in the House niinated. simmons fight can be stopped by law.
came from Clarkson N. Potter, from Mr. Horr I wish to say now that I i>|ie Duke d'Arcos, Spanish minister
nowhere hive ever Intimated there was j to Mexico, and Miss Virginia Wood-
not at one time In that bill a provision 1 bury Lowery or Washington were
for tho small dollar of ,181 grains. I do married at N.*w London. Conn.
deny that In any draft of the bill A hurried meeting of the British
that It was ever made anything but a cabinet has just been held, presura-
subsldiary coin, and I defy yon to prove ably to comer on the Armenian
that the clause making tho gold dollar j question.
the unit of value was ever erased from ' H« n Thomas !. Patterson says the
the bill In any of Its proceedings any-
where during the entire discussion.
Mr. Harvey I claim that It was In
th* bill tho same as gold, and was en-
titled to free access to tho mint.
Mr. Horr "Free access to tho mint"
Is a quibble. I say to you, Mr. Harvey,
if you will show in any way that coin
Mr. Harvi y May T tyUerrupt you?
At Short ICiingA A Killn.
Mr. Harvey Tf you will show me
from the record of tho proceedings In
tho Senate on that day that the Senate
struck out that dollar we will stop this
debate right here. (Long and enthusi-
enough to state that one provisioi
the bill met with liis hearty approval, |
and that was the very provision we aro
debating hero to-'day.
Met with Approval.
Potter only • . tl^at it was not
necessary at that timo, because \ve wero
not using either silver or gold as mon-
ey. At the same time he r.fterwarJ
supported the bill and aided ia chang-
ing the silver coin to the trade dollar. .
mi VI > I o nnn AAA -1 WUth Of WIKlt liC Said
There had never been but 8,000,000 sil- *_ __x_ ,
ver dollars coined, not quite 8,000,000 i
up to the passage of that bill.
Voice in the Audience—Coin or sil-
Mr. Horr I have not the record, but
I can get It. The law when It was
passed had tho trade dollar in it. Do
you deny that?
Mr. Harvey No, sir; I do not.
Mr. Horr And don't that tak<* the
place of the other dollar?
Mr. Harvey—No, sir. (Laughter.)
have been in the substitute. Mr. Horr—I defy you to show a word
Mr. Ilorr—Before commencing .the anywhere that substantiates that posi-
regtflar work of the day 1 d< ire to call tion. it was a simple piece of leglsla-
the attention of my opponent, and of the
people who may read this discussion to
a statement made by Mr. Harvey on the
day before yesterday. Tt Is in sub-
stance this: That whenever ho should
make any statement which I should
fail to deny ho should take it for grant-
ed from my silence that I admitted the
• mo Into such
party, circulate tho Cntehings letter.
The two paragraphs quoted above
should be printed in bold-face typ°.
Democrats would not relish having it
thrust upon them, but that is only an
additional reason why it should be prices which do not cover moro than
Tlir lirneflt of Free Wool.
Goods are being brought in here, ac-
cording to trustworthy testimony, nt
K . in the'Dayton Dally
Our Innane TiirlfT Polit y,
The report of tho first year's exports
and imports under the Wilson bill is at
hand. It is interesting. During the
fiscal year of 1894 we imported silk to
the value of $16,234,182, and in 189"), the
fiscal year ending June 30, to tho value
of $22,G26,056;that is to say, wo paid
about $6,400,000 more to foreign silk
manufacturers and artisans for the
year ending June 30, 1895, than during
the corresponding prior twelve months.
We Imported cotton godl to the value | ?a7tu'rer'^as obtained" tile poods mar-
of $22,346, 547 in 1891; and to.the value ket speclal Knulc.s 0l wo„tl,|s jt ,s
rost of yarn out of which they are
made. The grossest frauds in under-
valuation are being perpetrated upon
the customs laws, and
fraudulently imported are placed in
competition with domestic goods and
with foreign goods honestly imported.
Tho magnitude of this curse is little
appreciated by the average manufac-
turer and commission merchant, but it
is probable that the present light-
weight season will furnish object les-
sons which will strike homo and open
the eyes of those who now see dimly.
Already the cry is heard through the
goods district that tho foreign manu-
Mr. Horr—I said silver dollars coined.
I There had been a large amount of sub-
sidiary coin, but wo lost all cf it ty
1S53, and we made it subsidiary, and
the coinage after that remained in the
, Now, England, it is true, had de-
monetized silver in 1S16. They had
done it because the men who under-
stood that subject best in England had
concluded It was* best; they were the
clearing house of the world, they were
seeking to get control of doing the
business of the world and they had been
ages trying to find out what was the
j trouble when you coin money at a cer-
tain ratio. They found that when a
ratio varied, when It was different from
the commercial ratio, one metal or th®
yon h::ve no power to for
The Purls Conference.
I now proofed with the discussion of
the law of 1873. My opponent, after
spending the whole, nearly as I recol-
lect, of the last session in trying to
smirch the people of tho United Statea
—not only the American Congress, but
the people of the city where he now
lives—begins to back wafer and wants
It understood that he does not intend
to make out that everybody is wicked.
I have shown you that this bill had Its
Incipieney among'the exports on coin-
age in the T'nited States. I should have
slated that previous to 1873 there had
been a monetary conference held In
Paris—I think he has referred to that
conference—and said that Senator
Sherman was present at the conference.
I quote hero from W. A. Shaw's "His-
tory of Currency," page 275:
The firsts widely embracing inter-
goods other disappeared from use among th® natjonal conference proper, however,
people and scientifically they decided
it was best to have only one money
standard, and they had adopted this
away back in 1816. Now, my friend in
his book is mistaken; ho tells us ttyat
Germany followed the United States.
Why, Germany demonetized silver In
1871, not in 1S73. The edict
was in 1871 and Germany coined
no silver (free coinage silver)
after 1871. In 1873 the bill was
passed by the legislature, but the law
was in force before that. That is the
record of that go* nt It is tru<\
the subject had been agitated in thia
country ever since 1870. We neither
followed Germany nor did she follow
U9. After the French war, Germany
threw upon the mark ' : as I now re-
member it, $300,000,""') of silver; it was
In consideration of the fact that that
was about to be done that the people
of the world set t thinking and acting,
upon this silver question. There was
The shrinkage in American wages and them bear in mind that It is not an in no conspiracy about it. I want to say
profits must have been immense. crease of wages, but a restoration of to this audience and to the American
The free traders told us that what wages; and there is one point in this people that laws of that kind are never
we lost In wages under a low tariff we connection that should not bo over- planned by conspirators. There is no
should gain in the reduction of prices, looked, and that is that, in i -$t ca BUCh thing as a great "money power"
The treasury report does not confirm the restoration has been only partial, either In this or any other country that
this statement. It confutes it. A sur'- In but few cases where the w^ges of dominates the people of that country,
test of the prosperity of the Americans mill hands have been raised are th' > as (Applause.) The people of the United
Is their eonsmption of the almost necet- high as the were in ivr Don't f.->i - gtates act Ind pes - ntly.
6ary foreign luxuries, tea and sugar, get this -Gazette, Trenton, N. J., Jul' j
We import all of our tea and most of, 16, 1895.
tion, and bears that Impression on Its
face. That bill, after it left the House,
was amended, and the trade dollar was
put in thore at the instance of men
who thought it could be coined and
used in our trade with China. It was
put in at the instance of the silver pro-
ducers of the country.
Hut you stopped mq Just as I was
calling your attention to a fact. The
only men who opposed that bill In tho
House were Clar! Lon N. Potter and Mr.
Brooks, both millionaires from Wall
street, both i pr< en ting th<> very men
that you say wen trying to impose that
bill upon this country for the purpose
of aiding men who are rich. Was any-
thing ever more contemptible than a
proposition of that kind?
The Substitute ll!ll
Put I must proco ]. That bill became
a law by tho .substitution of the trade
dollar; tho law in reference to making
the gold dollai the unit of value was
nevej changed at sny stage in the pro-
cess of the bill. They haven't even
had ingenuity enough to put such
in that bill was to be given fr o coin-
age In this country, I will give you my
time to do it in.
Mr. llarvi y 1 have ; hown It alr< ady. '
Mr. Ilorr He can't do it. because
there Isn't a word of truth in that prop-
osition. Look at tho philosophy of It.
^ ou can charge a man wit ti a tiling tnai
Is such nonsense that you can't believe
ho would adopt It unb - you also con-
clude that he is a fool. This new dol-
lar that was provided for In tho 1)111 in |
tho House nn it went to the Senate wari
Just twice* the size of the half dollar.
Am I right? Ain't that true? Don t
you know, Mr. Harvey?
Mr. Harvey—That is right.
Au Iiiipo- t mt I'olnt lit I*Htie.
money plank iu tbe last national Dem-
ocrat ie plat form was a trap to catch
free coinage votes.
(ireut anxiety prevails in Colombia
lest < ieiieral AI faro of Ecuador and
his Colombian Liberal followers will
invade! the country.
Railways and steamship lines have
entered iiito a strong c< inbinatiou to
light the Canadian Pacific in the mat-
ter of tourist busine?
of $33,195,338 in 1895; this represents
a loss to American industry of about
$11,000,000. Our imports of woolen
goods were worth $19,391,850 for the
fiscal year of 1894, and $30,542,396 for
that of 1895. This represents more
than $17,000,000 taken from American
and paid to European capitalists and
workmen. The list of increased im-
ports might be extended indefinitely
frankly admitted that the domestic
manufacturer has lost th" market on
worsteds from $1.25 to $1.75.—Textile
Manufacturers' Journal, July 20, 1895.
The Free-Tr: «ler« Forget It.
While our free-trade friends are
pluming their feathers over what they
choose to call an increase iu wages, let
was the ou come of an expression of
public opinion in the conclave of the
Latin Union. It was called at the In-
vitation of Franco nnd met at Paris on
the 17th of June, 1867. The states rep-
resented were"'—now llPten!—"Austria,
Baden, Bavaria, Belgium, Denmark,
Spain, the United States, France, Great
Britain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands,
Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Sweden and
Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and
Wurtemburg. The eight sessions of the
conference occupied till the 6th day of
July, 1867. All the states except Hol-
land declared in favor of the gold stan-
It was after that action that our ex-
perts commenced to examine the ques-
tion and se0 what legislation should
be enacted. Th< 11 of 1 simp
rled out a resolution of all these civili-
sed nations of the world.
Mr. Harv ■ I am r dug to hold this
argument on the track If I can. (Ap-
Tho report of the monetary confer-
ence at Paris In 1SC7 will contradict the
history that Mr. Horr has read from.
I leave him with tha*'
I continue with the presentation of
the substitute by Mr. Hooper, that ho
was bo solicitous should not be rea-l
, The record shows that tho clerk bo-
Mr. Horr —Well, then, just Bay no.
Now, tho provision existed that tho sil-
ver for making such half dollars should
be bought by tho government and that
tl)< seigniorage arising from coining
rich money which was worth less than
it was worth on its face value should
go into the government treasury. Do
you believe they provided for a coin
containing double the amount of the
silver in tho half dollar and agreed to
take all the silver that should como
to the mint and coin it into such dol-
lars, and in the same bill also provided
provision In brackets, and I will now that*if it was coined into half dollars
say for the benefit of the country that the government should get it? Mr.
there is not one word of truth in that Harvey thinks that our forefathers as-
whole bracket business. No such tablished a single me; 'ire <>f value
thing ever occurred in the United and that that measure was 371 *4 grains
States, and there is no proof of it of pure silver, and that gold was made
either; it is innuendo. a single companion metal of silver and stru
Here Is wh it Senator Morrill sakH that Its value was. to be all the timo
only a few days ago: measured by a silver dollar. I believe
"There has been a loud nn<| delusive that tho:-f taily ; atriv attempted to
cry about the act of congress in 1873, establish a me are of value out of two
which, after three years of eonsidera- ! metals, gold and silver, and that they
supposed they had hit upon a ratio
v hi h wo ild • if 'li*' us" .• f .1 • )'h gold
Tin Church . f God of Topeka was
struck by lightning and demolished.
New York architects are condemn-
ing the erection of tall buildings.
It a (i that < l. veland i^ the rich-
est president since the time of Wash*
ington and his wealth is estimated at
about the same amount.
Tho department of agriculture of
Ti .a-, estimates that tho cotton crop
for that state will be twenty-seven
per cent less than last year.
The triumph < f Quay in Pennsyl-
vania is looked upon as shelving for
all t Ime the aspirati ms < f Harrison to
another term in the White house.
Iv\ Chief Justice Bleckley oi Georgia
wants to settle the silver question in a
judicial capacity passing on briefs
submitted by Hoke Smith and ex-
Speaker Crisp. * ♦
A movement is on foot to have all
fourth ' a - ■ postmasters placed under
the civil service law.
It is said that Ambassador to Paris
Elist is will resign as soon as tho
Waller case is settled.
Bud Ray, whokilledex sheriff < rain
of Christan county, Missouri, was
lodged in jail at Ozark, great excite-
A German torpedo boat capsized in
I the North ' i Thirteen persons are
The atri ieultnral department lias de-
creed that all b<>r>•• meat shipped
abroad must be so labeled.
'1 he stat- (
tion by tho treasury department anil
by congress, purposely omitted to pro-
vide for the further coinage of the sil-
ver dollar, and none having been
coined for nearly forty years, and only
8,OOf),000 had ever been coined! All j
•partmen' will take no
in th' Waller case until
s stat ment is received,
li steamer Catterthun
v.-al r- i. -off Sydney and
a minutes. Twenty-live
n.ard of W ichita has re*
Jini. • IIat ton and ap-
ace S. W. Tucke a
• theatrical managers of fourteen
have combined for the
dollars and'silver dollars side by side, purpose of producing plays independ-
We agree that up to 1 I the measure
of value in actual use in this country
was the silver dollar. I assert that in
that time the only currency In use in I i&34 the ratio was changed, that the
the United States as money was depre-
ciated paper, a legal tender for all
debts, and debts on a specie basis
could have been paid In gold at about
2 per cent less cost than in silver. It
was .sought to a\ )ld its instability. Bp,;i 0f • i• p • • •
which followed sooner, perhaps, than
was expected, and thl prudent and
politic act has been the ark which has
saved our people from being wholly
overwhelmed by the sil*.•" Ib'od."
This If lid by a man who served
through the entire tlim that this bill
was being discussed, and who knows
*hat he is talking about. (Enthusi-
Harvey Claim* r* Point.
Mr. Harvey Tho other day, when
Mr. Horr s id that tho bill before the
; senate as shown by the Congressional
gold dollar was made smaller. He nd-
inlts that. I in; i t that when the gold
dollar was cheapened It became the
actual measure of value in this coun-
try and remained so up to tho suspen-
t.hat the silver
: il measure of
dollar, though still
■ K |
it <>f the middlema
At Buffalo lire destroyed the Acad-
en.y hi \ln . and the wholesale bouse
of Glenn;. Sons, the largest importers
of ciiMia". a i e .n the United States
y •>.! 'I r a: A-' >[!/•) •' ^ !it-
maii. f i inerly mayor of Duluth,
M ii n . ex-member of the Minnesota
legislature, e\ banker and ex-million*
a.r- , who has dissipat d a fortune in a
few year.-, was sentenced to nine
years' imprisonment for forgery.
In the I nited >tat« circuit «-ourt at
Topeka Frank Adams, receiver of tho
A French p
poses to divide ti
Into ton hours of
time uniform with
or count by tens. Tho count by twelves
which now shows on the f i a of tho
clock survives from the earliest times
—probably from long before tho Inven-
tion of l^'Ura,
iphical society pro-
faco of tho clock
ten minutes and a
ch. This is to make
tho decimal system
nit against the
age Trust <
for the recovery <
tion sets l'orth
action and coutai
killed by light n il
side of his wife
whom WU - hurt.
\\ as also killed.
i ny of Lawrence
;Il,ooo. The peti-
eparate causes of
pages of closely
i• > years of age, a
ar Waiuego. Kan., was
- W il
and child, neither of
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