Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 25, 1896, Image 2

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    Bellefonte, Pa., Sep. 25, 1896.
Off with your hat as the flag goes by
And let the heart have its say,
You're man enough for a tear in your eye
That you will not wipe away.
You're man enough for a thrill that goes wr?
To your very finger tips.
Aye, the lump just then in your throat that
rose !
Spoke more than your parted lips.
Lift up the boy on your shoulder, high,
And show him the faded shred.
Those stripes would be red as the sunset sky
If death could have dyed them red.
The man that bore it with death has lain
This thirty years and more.
He died that the work should not be vain
Of the men who bore it before.
The man that bears it is bent and old,
And ragged his beard and gray,
But look at his eye fire, young and bold,
At the tune that he hears them play.
The old tune thunders through all the air
And strikes right into the heart,
If ever it calls for you, boy, be there—
Be there and ready to start.
Off with your hat as the flag goes by !
Uncover the youngster’s head !
Teach him to hold it holy and high,
For the sake of its sacred dead.
—-H. C. Bynncr.
Alice Weeden after a short visit to Plymp-
ton, became engaged to Edward Moxon,
of that place, and a few months later mar-
ried him. All of her friends rejoiced in her
good fortune. Mr. Moxon was one of the
influential men in Plympton. He was a
man of high integrity and scholarly tastes ;
he was young, singularly handsome, gentle
and honorable ; in a word, a Christian gen-
tleman. He had inherited the family
homestead, a large mansion in the midst of
a great estate, and he spared no pains nor
cost now in fitting and decorating it, be-
ing resolved that everything in her new
home should tell his wife of his love and
People in Plympton said to each other,
significantly : ‘‘Now, surely, Ned Moxon
will at last be a happy man !’
But on the morning of the wedding day,
while the sun was shining, and Alice, in
her white robes, her blue eyes beaming
with love, came to meet him, his brow
suddenly grew black. He pointed to the
wedding presents.
‘The Scotts in Plympton, I see, have
sent you a miserable pair of sugar tongs.
Now, what can that mean? The Scotts
are among my nearest friends; they know
how much I have done to serve them.
Did you observe these sugar tongs, Alice?
Cheap and light weight ! Picked up at
some auction, no doubt ?*’
“Dear Edward, what does it matter ?
What do we care for sugar tongs to-day 2?’
‘I hope, Alice,” he said, gravely, ‘‘that
you do not suppose I care for the sugar
tongs? It is the affection which they rep-
resent, or rather, do not represent. The
Scotts have been very dear to me. There
is something underneath this which I do
not understand.”
‘Do not let us think of it now,’”’ said
The guests were gathering in the parlor
below ; the minister had come. She trem-
bled and grew pale, while her sisters, sob-
bing and laughing, arranged her veil.
Edward soothed her tenderly. He was
quite alive to the imminence of the mo-
ment. But just before they went down he
drew her aside and said : “You wronged
me, Alice, in supposing that I cared for the
sugar tongs as sugar tongs. They express
to me a lack of friendship where I have a
right to expect it. And your mistake
shows a lack of confidence in me which—?’
‘Oh, Edward, you are not angry with
me now ?’’ she cried.
*‘Not angry,” he said, in a tone of pa-
tient suffering. ‘but hurt. Come, dear,
they are waiting."
Alice remembered with shame ever after-
ward that the words of the holy rite were
mingled in her mind with the Scotts and
sugar tongs.
On their wedding journey they visited
New York and Boston, where they were
welcomed by hosts of friends, who told
each other that Ned’s cup of happiness was
full. He, himself, was sure of it. Alice
grew more lovely and near to his soul each
day. But the affair of the sugar tongs
rankled in his mind.
‘‘You wronged me, Alice,” he told her.
‘“‘How could you suppose that I cared for
the money value of the wretched things ?”’
*‘I never did, Edward I” she protested,
with tears. ‘‘Never!’
‘Well, well, let us dismiss the subject.
Why do you ery ? It is not you who have
suffered injustice.”
‘‘How can you be angry at such a paltry
thing ?”” she exclaimed, indignantly.
“Angry? You wrong me again. Iam
only hurt. You ¢ not apparently under-
stand my character at all, Alice dear. We
will speak no more of it.’’ EE
But the next day and the next the Scott
sugar tongs were brought up afresh, and
the same weary round was traveled over
There were other grievances. In Boston
the Purdys did not call upon Alice for two
days. They, too, were his dear friends,
and the neglect ‘‘showed a lack of affection,
at which he was not angry, but hurt,”
At Niagara an overcharge in the hotel bill
made him blind to the grandeur of the falls
the tawdry colored lights and the oddities
of the little town, all of which gave Alice
such keen enjoyment.
‘Don’t think of it, Edward,’ she said.
‘It was only 50 cents after all.”’
“Is it possible, Alice, that you think I
care for the money ! It is the fact that I
have been overreached which annoys me.’
“I know. But—"
**No, you do not know,’’ he said, with
an air of stern endurance. ‘You think
me mercenary. I am sorry. Let us talk
no more of it.”’ :
Alice, at first, tried to laugh away these
grim and ugly suspicions in her husband’s
brain ; but that only made their growth
more rank. ‘‘I am not a sensitive man,”’
he would say, ‘‘I am not apt to imagine
slights. But when I am wounded to the
quick by your injustice, your misconcep-
tion of me, it is hard to hear you turn me
into ridicule.”
She tried then to argue him out of his
morbid fancies, but this was impossible.
Concerning the tariff, or the last discovery
in science, or a new hook, nobody could be
friends, and of the ingratitude with which
he was repaid. Every careless word or
trifling neglect was a black proof of that
Going up the Saguenay, Alice met on the
boat her old friend, Fraulein B—, and
the two girls chatted together for an hour
on deck, while Moxon, witha heavy brow,
paced up and down.
‘You know,’’ he said, afterward, ‘‘that
I do not speak German. Itis the lack of
consideration for me that hurts me.”’
“But she cannot speak English, and—"’
“Pray, do not explain. Itis a trifle.
These things sting, however. We will
talk no more about it.”
For two days of their homeward journey
he held her aloof with the most chilling
courtesy, sitting silent by her side, staring
out of the car window with the face of a
martyr. She found out at last that a but-
ton was wanting on his glove.
‘No, I did not tell you,”’ he said, with
a patient, injured smile. ‘‘Love has keen
eyes for these little services. Ah, I ‘won-
der sometimes if you ever loved me, dear?
If it was not respect—esteem you gave me.’
“And all this,” thought the tortured
Alice, ‘‘to grow out of a button.”
But she now neither joked nor argued
with him. :
All Plympton, when they arrived
watched them curiously. They knew Ned
and his grievances. ‘‘She has sound sense
and fine tact, and she loves him dearly,”
the older women said. ‘‘She will cure
him if anybody can.”
Her first effort at cure was to make their
home bright and cheerful, in hopes that
the innocent gayety might drive away his
moody suspicions. But he became more
melancholy each day, telling her at last,
with a sad patience :
“I do not like company. I had thought
our life would be a long, happy tete-a-tete
in our home.”
“I am so sorry, Edward,’ she cried. “I
only brought these people here to amuse
When the house was empty she bade no
more guests. Then Edward grew more
wretched than before.
“This is unkind of you, Alice. You
condemn yourself to solitude to please me,
as if I were a tyrant and an ogre. I exact
no such sacrifice. You are placing me in a
false position.”
If Mr Moxon had been a wicked or ma-
lignant man his wife would probably not
have found this trait so difficult to deal
with. It would have been in harmony
with his whole character. But he was an
affectionate, generous fellow, showering
kindness upon his family, his friends and
the poor. He was a liberal, public-spirited
citizen ; he took the delight of a hoy in
picnics, fishing parties or any other gayety
‘among the young people. It is true that
at each one some sting was given to what
he called his affections, but what really
was his self-love, and these stings festered
in his mind for years.
‘‘Ned’’ one of his cousins said to Alice,
‘is the most lovable fellow in the world ;
yet he has a grudge against every family in
Plympton.” :
As time passed and children began to
grow up around them the strain upon their
mother became almost intolerable. Ed-
ward loved his children passionately ; he
heaped luxuries upon them ; secretly, he
believed them superior to all human beings;
but he nagged them incessantly, ahd each
of their petty faults he received asa per-
sonal insult and injury to himself.
“Tom’’ he would exclaim, with a face of
despair, “is biting his nails again ! I have
spoken to him a thousand times. It is
open defiance ! That boy despises me, and
he shows it 1” Or, ‘Rosa writes a wretch-
ed hand. She knows how ambitious I am
that she should excel in penmanship. She
has no affection for me, Alice—none what-
ever I”
It was in vain that his wife represented
that all children were fallible, or begged
him to let time and patience do their work.
“No; I make every sacrifice for them.
If they loved me they would not pain me
in this way,”” he would reply, with the
real agony of soul, when Rosa failed in her
geography or Bob came home bedaubed
with mud.
Alice, beyond other women, possessed
sound sense and a sweet, joyous temper ;
but as she neared middle age her friends
wondered why, blessed as she was with
wealth, good, loving children and a hus-
band whom his church, party and state
honored, she should have the jaded, watch-
ful face of one who has had a long strug-
gle with disease or disgrace. .
Bob, who was a fiery, excitable lad, un-
derstood the meaning of her look.
he came home from college, taking her
head into his arms, ‘‘It would be easier
to fight wild beasts as Ephesus than to keep
guard over my father’s temper and mine.
But I will make an end of it, soon.”
“What do you mean, Robert ?’’
“Tom and I are going away, mother.”
‘Your father means you to study law
and medicine at home,’’ she gasped.
“I know ; but mother, if we stay there
will be an open rupture. Father takes
every difference of character or opinion as
a personal insult. We are not as patient as
you. Let us go to California and shift for
ourselves, We are no longer children, we
are men.’’
“It will be hetter in the end,”’ pleaded
Tom. ‘“He will love us better out of
‘‘How will you break it to him ?’ sobbed
Alice. “It will kill him to think that his
temper has driven you from him.’
‘‘He need never know it,’ said Bob.
“I will only show him the business side of
the matter.” He went out to find his fath-
er. {
But Edward guessed the truth. An
hour later his wife found him sitting alone.
His features were drawn and sharpened as
by sudden age.
‘‘Alice,”” he said, ‘‘the hoys want to
leave us. I feel that they are alienated
from—me. I fear that I have been too
stern with them.’”” She did not answer.
‘You think I have been too stern ?’
‘‘No Edward,” Alice could hold her peace
for a lifetime ; but if forced to speak she
would not bridge the gulf with little lies.
“You have not been stern, but exacting
and fretful.’”’
He was silent, never having received
such a blow. ‘To you?’ he said, in a
low voice. ‘You have found it hard to
bear ?”’
‘‘Sometimes, my husband.’” She went
up to him and put her arms about him ;
but he gently pushed her aside.
“I would rather be alone.
and fretful !”’
He had always felt that he was dealing
love as largesse about him, receiving poor
return ; and he had been the suspicious,
unreasonable tyrant, making home intol-
erable! He had neverseen this face in the
mirror before, but he knew it was his own.
I exacting
more rational than Ned Moxon ; but no
reason, no argument could touch his griev- |
ances. 2
It seemed to her that he gloated over |
them. He woke her in the night to tell |
her of his deep affection for her or his |
“Ask the boys to defer their prepara-
tions,”’ he said to his wife. “I will talk it
over with them when I can think clearly.”
But they never talked it over.
Mr. Moxon had heen tempted to invest
heavily in a mining speculation. The
‘Poor mother !"’ he said, one day, after
news of its failure came to him that day.
He read the telegram aloud and laid it
“Are you deeply involved in it, Ed-
ward ?’’ his wife asked.
‘Yes. If this be true we shall lose
everything—stocks, land and house. I
am an old man to begin the world again.”
‘“Why, father!” Bob sprang from his
chair and ran to him. ‘“We’ll begin it to-
gether : you and Tom and I. Three boys !
We'll go to California and start afresh.”
Tom had his arm about the other should-
er. Edward looked up at them and at his
wife who was kneeling at his feet. He
laughed, but the tears came.
‘‘Please God, it may not be as bad as we
think ; but if it is, boys, I’m ready.”
It was even worse than they thought.
‘When the business was settled there was a
the family to California.
But through these dreary days it was no-
ticeable that not a word of complaint came
from Ned Moxon’s lips. The man in him
rose to face this real disaster. He was
hearty, cheerful, courageous. Every day
he came to Alice to tell her of some new
proof of kindness from his friends, who
crowded about him in this dark hour.
“But it is the boys who will carry us
through !”’ he said, with triumph. ‘They
stand by me shoulder to shoulder. They
have heads for business such as I never had
Alice.” 3
The Moxons, father and sons, have had a
hard fight for success in California. For
years they marched together over a bare
space in life, facing poverty and even want.
Edward Moxon knew that it was his own
folly which had brought his wife and child-
ren into these straits, and he worked with
desperate energy to protect them from hard-
ships. All the strength and tenderness of
his character came out; the aggrieved
whine was never now heard in his voice.
“I wonder,” said Rob one day to his
mother, ‘how I ever could have thought
father ill-tempered. He bears the worst
troubles with such large, calm good hu-
That evening Rosa, putting her sugar in
her tea, balanced the tongs on her fingers.
“Light weight, mamma! Where did they
come from ?”’
Her father frowned. “They came from
a man,’’ he said, ‘‘who offered to back me
with money to any amount. If you notice
every disagreeable trifle, Rosa, you will
make life a burden.”
Then Alice felt that her hushand’s cure
was complete.
But there are so many Ned Moxon’s in
the world ! So many wives and children
are crushed under their many virtues and
their single fault !
Is there no cure for them but bankruptey
or death ?—The Independent.
Fish That Catch Birds.
Sharks and Pike Off the Maine Coast Feed on
Unwary Fiyers.
It is a common saying that birds go
a-fishing, but it is not generally known
that very often the case is reversed and the
birds supposed to be the enemies of the
fishes are caught in the toils, says the Los
Angeles Times. Several years ago, when
fishing off the Maine coast, the writer ob-
served what the fishermen call the running
of the dogfish. One day the fishing for
cod, hake and haddock was excellent; the
following morning it had stopped as sud-
denly as though a command to all the fish-
ing tribe had been issued by Neptune.
The explanation was that an army of
small sharks swimming in from the un-
known depths of the sea, had driven away
all the edible fish. This horde was so star-
ved and ravenous that they were a menace
to life. If anything was thrown into the
water they rushed to the spot, bit at the
oars and sails that dragged overboard and
devoured everything edible that appeared.
The gulls and other birds which were in
the habit of alighting on the water now be-
came victims. Several were seen to sud-
denly disgppear, jerked down from below,
to be torn in pieces by these hounds of the
sea. In some instances the bird would es-
cape with the loss of a leg, but doubtless
numbers were canght by the voracious fish.
The most voracious bird catcher is the
pike, or pickerel—a sly fellow who lurks
beneath overhanging limbs or rocks and
watches for some duckling or birdling that
strays from the brood. The pike attains
a large size, and has been known to attack
large sized birds, even loons, though
whether it could successfully carry away
so large a bird is doubtful.
A naturalist was once watching a pool
that was surrounded hy willows whose
graceful foliage fell over the water, casting
deep shadows. Dragon flies and other in-
sects were darting about on the serface and
coursing back and forth, and following them
in turn, were a number of swallows which
now and then touched the water as they
darted at some insect. Suddenly, without
warning, from the dark pool the hidden ob-
server saw a huge pike leap at one of the
birds, the latter barely escaping by a quick
movement, while the fish fell heavily into
the water. Again it tried to catch one of
the swallows, then gave up the attempt.
Another observer was fishing in a small
lake when he noticed not far away three
young sand martins sitting on a limb,
just over the water, the mother fluttering
about them, endeayoring to induce them to
fly. All at once an enormous pike dashed
out of the water aud seized one of the bird-
lings from the limb, the poor mother dart-
ing about in the greatest alarm. Soon
came another leap, and in less than half an
hour this voracious fish had carried off the
three young birds.
The Wealth of Boston.
With less than 150,000 citizens of voting
age, Boston has property assessed this year
at nearly $1,000,000,000. This would
make the average citizen of Boston worth
in the neighborhood of $6,000, but, as
every one knows, the average citizen in
Boston isas poor as he is anywhere else.
The immense wealth of the city is held in
the hands of a few men who have gained it
by their mortgages on the labor of the east
and the farms of the west.
——The residents of Hunters Run are
building a church opposite the school house
at the foot of Schenck’s hill, half way be-
tween Beech Creek and Howard. Rev. N.
W. Forest, of Howard, will officiate in a
ministerial capacity when the building is
If none were sick and none were sad,
What service could we render ?
I think if we were always glad
We scarcely could be tender,
Did our beloved never need
Our patient ministration,
Earth would grow cold and miss indeed
Its sweetest consolation.
If sorrow never claimed our heart,
And every wish were granted,
Patience would die and hope depart ;
Life would be disenchanted.
bare pittance left, hardly enough to take]
The Demonetization of Wheat.
Editor Thrice-a-Week World:
DEAR S1R—Some time previous to 1873,
while General Grant was president and
Folger, of New York, was secretary of the
treasury, with John Sherman as chairman
of committee on finance, con enacted
a law ordering that nothing but gold should
be received for duties on imports, thus de-
monetizing for import purposes, and worse
still repudiating its own silver coin. This
was repudiation of its own coin, and par-
tial demonetization of silver number one.
And this was done for the United States
government! Rank, damnable, repudia-
tion of its own coin by our Government!
Had these men gone crazy, or were they in
a condition of total depravity? Congress
also ordered by law that nothing was good
enough to be paid to Thad. Stephens’
“bloated bondholders but gold. This was
repudiation and demonetization of silver
number two. Afterwards, in 1873, Con-
gress spat on the slate and rubbed out sil-
ver entirely. This was demonetization
number three. Also there is a clause in
the John Sherman bullion purchase law
that still stands unrepealed, which provides
that any individual may insert a stipula-
tion in a note or other evidence of indebt-
edness requiring that both principal and
interest may be collected in gold.
Thus authorizing every private individ-
ual to demonetize and repudiate United
States coin. This was repudiation number
four. Verily if the legislation on the two
metals had been vice versa it would now
be gold lying flat on its back with its heels
in the air dancing to the tune of 50 cents
on the $1. And to restore the parity they
propose to continue the same process which
first created the disparity —by dealing
sledge-hammer blews on one of the metals,
reducing it from 2 per cent. above par in
1873 down to 50 *per cent. below par in
1896. They restored the party like the
the devil restored the dog’sleg; in attempt-
ing to set it he broke it in six new places.
Since these four demonetizing acts, silver
has fallen from its status of an entire equal-
ity in every respect with gold down to
that of a commodity and is worth now in
the market only one-half its former value
or price. But in this respect silver pos-
sesses much company; wheat, corn, oats,
cotton and all other products of the farm
as well as those of the shops, factories and
mills are also demonetized—that is, their
price is cut in two in the middle. Now it
would be more correct to put it thus: The
above mentioned and other products of
labor are just as necessary to the world and
just as essential to man’s continued exis-
tence on this globe, and are consequently
worth as much to mankind as ever they
were. They have not decreased in import-
ance and intrinsic value. Bread and meat
are as nourishing to the human system and
are convertible into just as much blood,
and clothing is just as covering against
nakedness and inclemency of the weather,
and just as beneficial and essential to man-
kind, and therefore as valuable or worth as.
much to the race as ever they were. There-
fore, the conclusion is irresistable that sil-
ver and all necessaries of life have not de-
preciated but that Lombard street gold
has appreciated. It is therefore evident that
it is not the honest dollar which they
want, but it is the high-priced dollar; the
dollar that will take two bushels of wheat
to buy it; two day’s labor to earn it, and
double the amount of any other commaod-
ity to satisfy its grasping and dishonest
greed. Worse than Shylock, it wants two
pounds of flesh instead of one. Who can
now doubt the deep iniquity of the finan-
cial policy on the part of our government
which thus requires the payment of all the
notes of hand and all the accounts of the
United States to the extent of scores of mil-
lions of dollars of daily transactions in dou-
ble the amount of the products of labor.
The purchase of goods made in Europe
by American merchants are not paid for in
gold nor silver nor paper money, but by
drafts and bills of exchange, which drafts
or bills are created by the proceeds of the
sales of cotton, wheat, corn, meat, etc., in
Europe. The money thus obtained is not
fetched here, but is deposited in the Euro-
pean banks and bills of exchange taken
therefor. No gold is used in the entire.
transaction, and it is very doubtful if a
single ounce of gold is ever shipped either
way across the Atlantic, the reports of our
Government, Wall Street & Co. to the con-
trary, notwithstanding.
Why should gold be shipped when bills
of exchange will answer all purposes with-
out the payment of any insurance or
In old England and France and ancient
Rome, whenever their executive unsuarped
authority to the injury of the people, they
say that G. Cleveland deserves the same
sort of surgery.
The Bank Failare.
Gardner, Morrow & Co., Expect to Pag Dollar for
The notice posted on the door of the
banking house of Gardner, Morrow & Co.,
Hollidaysburg, which closed its doors last
Friday morning, reads as follows :
Owing to the general depression in busi-
ness, the impossibility of making collec-
tions, and with a view to affording the am-
plest of protection to our creditors, we
have decided it proper to close our doors
and to suspend business. We have made
an assignment to Mr. John Cree for the
benefit of creditors, and with time and op-
portunity thus afforded to convert our as-
sets, we hope and expect to pay our credit-
ors every dollar of indebtedness. We ask
the patience and indulgence of our deposit-
ors, and the work of liquidation will begin
at once. GARDNER, MorrROW & Co.
This bank was the depository of the offi-
ces of Blair county, various churches, se-
a monopoly of the deposits of a large num-
ber of Blair and Bedford county hucksters
who pass through Hollidaysburg to Altoo-
na market, and had a fair share of the busi-
ness of the farmers of the southern end of
the county, merchants and others.
Ex-Judge A. S. Landis is private coun-
sel for the banking firm. He expresses
confidence in the bank’s ability to pay dol-
lar for dollar, and if any shortage should
occur in the assets the balance will be
made up from the private funds of the
members of the firm. John Cree is the as-
signee, who will at once enter upon the
work of preparing a statement of the bank’s
affairs for publication. It is said that this
{ will require about a month’s time.
The First National bank has been made
| the preferred creditor for H. L. Bunker and
| Thomas H. Suckling, against whom claims
{ were held by Gardner, Morrow & Co.,
| which were transferred to the “National
| bank. That of the former amounts to $11,-
1110, and of the latter to $6,200.
| Reed, grocer, is also a first National pre-
ferred creditor, but the amount against
| him is only $600, and he hopes to amica-.
{ bly arrange for his difficulty early next
chopped his head off. Many good people |
cret societies and other organizations, had |
Repudiation and Anarchy.
Now, that Republican newspapers find
so much malicious pleasure in designating
as ‘‘repudiationists’’ and ‘‘anarchists’’ all
who in any way favor free silver or even
bimetallism with the ultimate intention to
raise silver from its real or fictitious depre-
ciation it is interesting to compare the
enunciations of former Republican conven-
tions in the States. In 1894 Republican
conventions were held in twenty-five states
and this is what each said on the currency:
Arkansas—The American people from in-
terest and tradition favor bimetallism.}
_ California—We favor the free and unlim-
ited coinage of silver.
Colorado—The Republican party of Colo-
rado demands the free and unlimited coinage
of silver.
Connecticut—The Republican party # # #
holds that American silver 2s well as Amer-
ican gold should he used as standard money.
Delaware—We favor bimetallism # #
and believe that full prosperity will not be
re-established” until silver is restored to its
proper place as a money metal.
Illinois—We favor bimetallism.
Indiana—We favor the imposition of in-
creased tariff duties upon the imports from
all countries which opposed the coinage of
silver upon a basis to be determined by in-
ternational congress.
Iowa—We desire the largest possible use of
silver as money #* # # We do not desire mon-
ometallism either of gold or silver.
Kansas—The interest of the producers of
the country, its farmers, its workingmen, de-
mand that the mints be opened to the coin-
age of silver of the mines of the United
Maine—We advocate a policy not in favor
of monometallism but international
bimetallism and # currency abundant
for all wants. .
Massachusettes—Did not mention silver
Michigan—We pledge the Republican party
of Michigan to use every effort in its power
to restore silver to its proper position in the
United States as a money metal.
Minnesota—The restoration of silver as
ultimate money to the currency of the world
is absolutely necessary for business prosperity
proper rates of wages and the welfare of the
Missouri—We favor the largest possible
coinage of silver that is consistent with the
permanent maintenance of equal purchasing
and debt paying power of all dollars. We
pledge ourselves to continue to work for
Nebraska—While we favor bimetallism #
# # ye insist that the parity of the value of
the two metals be maintained.
New Hampshire—Did not mention cur-
New York—We favor an international
agreement which shall result in the use of
both gold and silver as a circulating medium.
North Dakota—We demand the mints to
be opened for the coinage of silver mined in
the United States.
Ohio—We advocate such a policy as will,
by discriminating legislation or otherwise,
most speedily restore silver to its rightful
place as a money metal.
Pennsylvania—We favor the expansion of
the circulating medium of the country until
the same shall amount to $40 per capita of our
population. We declare that the obligations
of the government shall be discharged in
money approved and current in all civilized
nations, to the end that a largely increased
reserve of gold shall be gradually accumul-
ated and maintained. (That is that the gov-
ernment shall collect gold and pay out
Rhode Island—Dodges silver.
Tennessee—The Republican party demands
the use of both gold and silver as standard
money * # * and we are in favor of a circu-
lating medium of volume sufficient to meet
the demands of business and commerce.
Texas—We are in favor of sound money,
gold, silver and curresicy, its volume as large
as practicable.
Wisconsin—The Republican party is in
favor of honest money. We are unalterably
opposed to any scheme that will give this
country a debased or depreciated currency.
Wyoming—We favor the free and unlim-
ited coinage of both gold and silver at a ratio
of 16 to 1.
‘Of the whole list some favor the free
and unlimited coinage of the silver mines,
some advocate inflation of the SUpOLeY.
Some oppose monometallism (to which th
Republican party is now devoted), many
favor bimetallism, three dodge, and only
one treats silver disdainfully. Are the
Republican organizations of these States
committed to repudiation and anarchy?
They compose nearly all the strength of
the Republican party in the nation. Then,
if Democrats who favor silver are repudia-
tionists and anarchists why 1s not the
whole Republican party eligible’ to such
listing. ”’— Patriot.
__Not Enough Money.
The treasurer’s report of July 1st, 1896,
shows the money of all kinds in circula-
tion for the following years:
Eerie erred 81,660,700,000.
1895 .. 1,601,000,000.
Showing a shrinkage in our circulating
medium in two years of $154;700,000.
Nearly 10 per cent. of the whole amount |
in circulation a reduction of over $3.00 for
every man, woman and child in the United
States of America.
In a speech delivered on the 6th of June,
1890, Senator Sherman said:
“If our present currency is estimated at
$14,000,000,000 and our population is increas-
ing at. therate of 3 per cent. per annum, it
would require $42,000,000 increased eircula-
tion each year to keep pace with the increase
of population but as the increase of pop-
ulation is accompanied by still greater
rate of increase Of wealth and business, it
was thought an immediate increase in circu-
lation might be obtained by larger purchases
of silver bullion to an amount sufficient to
make good the retirement of bank notes and
keep pace with the growth of population.
Assuming that $54,000,000 a year of addition-
al circulation is needed upon this basis that
amount is pro®ided for in the bill by the is-
sue of treasury notes in exchange for bullion
at the market price.”
Thus you see that Sherman, the great
financier, says we need about $50,000,000
each year alone to keep pace with our in-
crease of population and increase of busi-
ness, yet instead of this increase our circu-
lation has been decreased in the past two
years nearly $155.000,000. Add to this
the increase we should have had and you
have the grand total of about $225,000,000
shortage in our circulating medium, yet
your goldbug friends say money is as plenty
as it ever was; can the public be blind to
the facts much longer >— Freeport (1ll.) Bul-
letin. "
Manunfactare of Condensed Milk,
Condensed milk, which is so much used
for the food of infants, is prepared by slow-
ly evaporating the water from milk by mod-
erate heat. There are two varieties, the
plain, which is condensed to about one-
fourth of its bulk and superheated, and to
which no sugar is added, and the, stronger
variety, which is more condensed and to
which sugar cane is added in excess, hold-
ing about 45 per cent. of Sugar among its
solid ingredients. This excess of sugar
prevents the decomposition of the milk,
which will keep fresh for many hours after
the can has heen opened.
Amgug many women there is a super-
stition that opals are signs of ill omen, but
Mrs. McKinley, in utter disregard of this
feeling, wears them constantly and declares
that nothing but good fortune has attended
her since she acquired them.
A short bolero jacket, a full vest of chif-
fon and a ceinture of black satin is one of
the latest and most popular styles for trim-
ming this fall’s waists. Jackets will out-
number the round waists two to one this
Plain material has gone out for the coat
and skirt costume, and mixtures have first
favors, with small checks a good second.
This will be a season of velvet, not only
for gowns and trimmings, but for out-door
wraps as well. A model just imported is
of black velvet, somewhat longer than the
Louis Quinze jacket of last season, but re-
taining the fullness and wide revers, as
well as the elaborately embroidered waist-
coat and a big satin cravat.
A handsome gown just finished for a col-
lege girl is of dark red woolen goods for
fall wear. It is braided with black braid
in military effect, and ornamented with a
quantity of small black buttons. Crepons
are out. None are seen in fashionable
places. But there are fabrics in which
crepe effects are combined with satin or
figures, that yet are dignified with high
A Paris frock of black and white striped
satin has a narrowish skirt, a bodice of
white satin, with fine jet passementerie,
(and curious puffs of the striped material
upon the sleeves. The collar band is of
cherry silk, the frill of white silk muslin.
Basques distinguish some new tailor-
made gowns. Single breasted they are, in
many instances cut off exactly round, with
the belt. Thus there is no hope that
plackets surely will be concealed by winter
dress waist frillings! © A waist with seams
in the material in the back looks now-a-
days as if it came out of the ark, but un-
less cut nicely and well stretched what a
dismal failure the new style makes of both
gown and your figure.
Fashion is not despotic in September
styles. There is a refreshing variety and
unlimited scope given to personal tastes,
leaving us free to wear anything comfort-
able or which suits our taste. Skirts are
still but little trimmed, but plain bodices
are things of the past. The most important
change in the skirt is that is is not made
quite so full as it has been. The fullness
is all drifted to the back, falling in closely-
set folds, which present a pleasing aspect
when carefully mounted. But it requires
a skilled hand to make the fashionable
skirt, the plainness of which makes a strik-
ing contract with the elaborate bodices
fancifully trimmed with lace and chiffon,
jeweled embroidery, and spangled galon,
strass buttons, ribbon choux, tulle rufiles,
Taking it all in all, the slceve is the
landmark of the season. It is still in pro-
cess of reduction. The newest sleeves are
long and close-fitting, with puffs or some
times simply frills at the top. But balloon
sleeves and draped sleeves are still occa-
sionally worn, so that women can, with
safety, choose a sleeve that suits their fig-
ures. In conjunction with the sleeve the
high collar in some form or other gives an
up-to-date cachet to the dress. The neck
gear indeed is a most important item of
fashionable attire to-day. The modistes
seem to be making a specialty of this part
of the costume to appeas any hard feelings
due to the loss of the gorgeous sleeves that
have prevailed.
A pretty method of displaying one’s
after-dinner coffee service or chocolate set
is to range the pieces on a light bamboo
book rack, which, hung on the wall against
pi nek pronpil of plain cartridge paper,
makes a really attractive china cabinet.
No well-appointed dining room is with-
out its pretty and convenient serving table.
They are not only ornamental as a piece of
furniture, but serve asa sort of supple-
ment to the sideboard for the display of
odd bits of china, and save the maid count-
less steps while waiting on the table.
Curling is a process which should be un-
dertaken most carefully. Heating with
irons should be avoided as much as possi-
ble. When using them give yourself plenty
of time. The hasty use of overheated irons
is the cause of many short, fuzzy-looking
fringes one sees. The best plan for curling
th- hair is to put it into curling pins over
night, as the constant use of irons causes
the hair to wither and snap.
~ It is not desirable to use curling fluids,
but as it is sometimes very difficult to keep
the hair in curl, especially in summer,
when the forehead is apt to get damp with
perspiration, it may be useful to know of
the following simple preparation : Mi-~
ten or twelve grains of carbonate of potash
with a pint ‘or more of warm soap and
water. Froth the water by brisk agita-
tion. Then dip the brush into this solu-
tion and moisten the hair with it before
curling at night.
Tight-fitting military jackets fastened
across with frogs, are considered newer
than the blazer or reefer, and, therefore,
are affected by swelldom.
Mrs. S. E. Bagley owns a fine plantation
about three miles from Americus, Ga., on
which she operates thirteen plows. Already
she has marketed over 100 bales of cotton,
despite the short crop, and will gather at
least another hundred. Last year, with
the same number of plows she made 300
bales of cotton, an everage of23 bales to
the plow. There are few farmers in Georgia
whocan show a better record at cotton
With many French and German ladies
the cucumber is a sovereign cosmetic. They
buy cold cream, beat it in a plate until
soft and drop in the juice of a boiled zucum-
Milk is a very valuable cosmetic and
may be used freely to bathe the face in.
Lanoline cream, which is considered ex-
cellent as an emollient for the skin, may be
made as follows : Obtain half a pint of
lanoline and half a pint of pure oil of sweet
almonds. Then, putting a tablespoonful
on a china plate, add an equal quantity of
almond oil ; mix thoroughly and add from
half a teaspoonful to a teaspoonful of tinc-
ture of benzoin, until the paste drips from
the knife—a steel caseknife is best for the
mixing process—in about the consistency
of very thick cream. All three of these in-
gredients are absolutely harmless. It
should he rubbed in at night.