Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 03, 1896, Image 1

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grand zummer-iiin.-
Not "single line" reductions, but "WHOLE LOTS" sacrificed.
This is a Genuine Slaughter Sale of all Summer Shoes
SHOES FOR MEN. Q Shoes reduced 10 per cent.
SHOES FOR BOYS. S Shoes reduced 20 per cent.
SHOES FOR WOMEN. I Shoes reduced 30 per cent.
SHOES FOR MISSES. I Shoes reduced 40 per cent.
SHOES FOR CHILDREN. E Shoes reduced 50 per cent.
SHOES FOR INFANTS. | Shoes reduced 60 per cent.
All Kinds of Shoes at All Kinds of Prices.
Shoes sold in this sale warranted to be lower than manufacturers'
prices and much lower than other retailers ask for inferior goods.
LADIES' Tan, I.ace and Button Shoes ■ BOYS' Russet Shoes, Razor and square
to. f Vs°' now 5 2 -s°: an, l * 2 ~5 now I toes, the $ 1.50 and 51 ->5 grades, go at
$2. fl .50 anil $2 now jfi.io and <1.50. B 95c and Jr.ls KufT I!als were *I.OO,
fi.25 and $1.35 now sl. M now 75c.
MEN'S Russet Shoes, Razor and New- 5 LADIES'Fine Oxfords were 75c and
port toes were *5, 54 and £3.50, clearance I <[, now 50c. I )pera Slippers were 75c,
#3-s°. ?2-50 and 42.15; others were $1.50 I now 40c. Grain Shoes were }l, now go
and 1. now $ 1.10 and $1.50. I at 75c.
F:> fj Buff Bals and Congress were ■ MISSES'Tan Shoes with spring heels
J11.25, now 85c. ■sl and J1.25. One lot of Black, all go
YOUTHS' Russet Shoes were <1.25 at 75c.
and <r 50, all ge at 90c and 10. I WOMEN'S' Home Slippers at 19c, 25c,
WORKING Shoes 75c. 0 40c and 50c.
Shoes at almost any price. A bargain in every pair.
Shoes are not shoddy, cheap trash, but
honest goods made of honest leather.
Mrs. J E. .Zimmerman
Great Special Sales Ske™ New Fall Goods!
Tuesday, Septemlier Ist, the great Bntler Fair will throw open its gates to the
public. We also on that date will open for your inspection the largest, most elegant
and varied stock of new Fall and Winter Goods we have ever show n you. We cor
dially invite you to visit our store at this time, whether you wish to purchase or not.
Make it a place to rest; meet your friends here. You will find a cozy resting corner
in our Art Department, to rest and chat. We can show you new Winter Blankets;
think of all novel white and colored blankets, iarge size, at $2 9S. The new Fa'l
and Winter Rothschild Wraps, you know them to be perfect in fit, up-to-Jate in
style. Prices lower than asked elsewhere for inferior garments. New styles in
Winter Dress Goods; our import orders were placed in June. We can show you all
the latest French, German and English weaves and fabrics at manufacturers' prices.
New Fall Millinery. We know it is early, but already the ladies want to know
what is to be worn on their heads this winter. We can tell you all about it, and
show you the advance ideas for season of 1896-97; remember us w hen you visit the
Fair. We will try and make a visit to our store both peasant and profitable.
f\rs. J. E.Zimmerman
(trsy'See our display at the Fair. Successor to Ritter & Ralston.
• ' . "1 STOP AT THE
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The only brick hotel in the town, newly furnished,
elevator, free bus to trains and springs. Rates, $2 per
day, weekly rates on application to the proprietors.
Prescriptions and Family Recipes
are matters of "jnportance and should
be filled carefully and with pure drugs only, w.' give them our sjiecial
The Baby * *
requires a little special care during the warm weather, espec
ially if fed from a bottle, we have a supply of frest infant food, at all
times, also bottles, nipples, tubes, I>ottle and tube cleaners etc. It you
desire a sterilizer we can supply you with one, or will be pleased to
furnish any desired information concerning them,
Disinfectants should be used extensively at this season of the year,
the, best being copperas, chloride-lime, and crude carbolic acid, the
latter being better than the pure, as in purifying an important disin
fecting agent is removed, we have a large supply of these at all times.
We also carry a full iue of toilet articles and sick-room requisites.
| These are the things that have enabled me to build up a tirst-class tailoring tra<l<
during the last year.
We have the most skillful, painstaking cutter; employ none but the very bes
workmen; handle nothing but the very best goods, both foreign and domestic, an<
guarantee you perfect satisfaction in each and every particular, and- for all tlii:
cl arge you simply a fair living profit.
Tailor, Halter and Men's Furnisher SfiSiS?"
Wcsl-stn "ernsylvarjia D:\Lsioti.
Schedule in Effect il»\ IS I^DO.
South, Week l>ays
A. M. A. M A. M. R. >l. P. M'
LDTUB LtmtS s"0 M .11 245 500
'axonburv. . Arrive: 54 11 4.i lo 52*
duller .let... •' 727 KK BH S3S 553
ButlerJc !.. ..heave 7ao 12 12 3 *'< 5.13
NftttCu ..Arrive'. H SSB 12 SI 345 Stt
lIKUW 743 IMJj I2M 352 CO7
Sprlugdale 752 ..12 I'-' ■>« 402
Cmremont.. 807 925 una 416 til
SharfjetMrv; ~1l 931 'ol 122
Alleghenyctty sat in 1 u 43.1 012
A. M A. M. P. M. P. M. P. H.
WIDAT TKAIRB lcam liatlrr toe Alle
t>h<uy city and pclßtijul IntcimxHitf ttatlona
7:10 A. 2:10 and 5 JO f\ .V.
North. Week Days —■ —
». M. A. >l. A. >l. I'. M. P. M.
„llegheny City. Lv. 700 900 11 25 300 530
SUarpsburg 711 912 1137
kjHMkOOI 91# It 46
Tarentum 7. 2 :"39 12 OS 330 607
Natrona 737 943 12 13 3.11 till
Boiler Jet \r 716 »So 122;! 340 (to
Butler Jc't I.v 143 950 12 34 345 t2o
SiiXOUburg Slo lo 15 12'9 409 'J4»
iSUIUK Ar. 833 1038 125 435 710
A. M. A. X. P. M, I'. H. P. M.
81'MIAV T::AINS- I..MVe Allegheny City lor
Butlerand principal tateoMMtte stations 735
A. >l.. 1230 and7:ls I'. M.
Week Days For the E»;-t jWetsk Days,
f. m. a. in. a ni. p. 13.
245 025 Lr BCTLKB... Ar 10 02 12 56
335 727 Ar Butler Je't Lv 953 12 4-'
340 745 Lv littler .1 c't Ar 940 12 34
3 4(5 7 41) Ar Freeport.. Lv 93d 12 30
350 7 oil " Alleg j Jc't " 933 12 21
400 804 " Leechburg.. " &20 12 11
419 821 "Paulton(Apollo" 905 11 S3
445 851 *' Saltsburg...." 837 11 32
518 922 '• Biairsville " 805 11 00
527 930 "Blair*ville Ins'n"7 45 10 15
550 11 35 ' Altoona "340 800
100 310 " L'3rrisbu7g..."ll oo 310
430 li 23 " Philadelphia. "8 50 11 20
a. n - . p. ui. p. ai. i'. in
Through trains for the east leavo Pitt»
Lnrg (Union Station) as follows: —
Atlantic daily 3 10 A. M.
Pennsylvania Limited " 715 "
Day Express, " ..7 30 "
Main Line Express •' .....8 00 "
Express " 430 P. V.
Eastern Express " 705 "
Fast Line " SlO "
For detailed information, addro.s Thos.
E. Watt, Pass. Agt. Western District, cor
Filth Ave. tnd Smithfield St., Pittsburg,
S. .V r . PKEVOST, J. K. WOOD,
Genera! V aaager. Gen'l Tassr. Agent.
Railway. Allegheny Short
Line. Schedule in effect, July 19,
BullerTlme, Depart. Arrive
Allegheny Accommodation c, 25 am: 325 am
Allegheny Flyer j 8 15 am; 10 00 am
Akron Mall ! 8 15 am 7 39pm
Newcastle Aeeomo i 8 lsamj !• 25am
Allegheny Aecomo !io 05am; 12 20 pm
Allegheny Express 2 55 pm 4 55 pm
C'hleago Express 3 35 pm|l2 20 pm
Allegheny .Mall 0 05 pm 7 ai pm
Ell wood Accomo c. Or. pm 7 :io pm
ClMcago Express 6 05 pnij j 25 am
Allegheny Express ; | 8 011 pm
Kane and Bradford Mail 10 (V. am: > 20 pm
C larion Aecomo 5 15 pm 9 50 am
Foxburg Accomo I 7 35 pm 8 05 am
DeForest Jet. Accomo j 8 15 am, 7 :<o pm
Aileghenv Aecomo lo no am
Chicago Express 3 35pm| l 55 pm
Allegheny Aecomo ti 05 i'ln 1 55 pm
Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars and .':rst-clav
')ay Coaches luu through between Bull r ,uiO
Chicago dailv.
For through tickets to points lu the Wesl
Northwest or Southwest apply to
A. B. CKOUCU, Agent
Butler, Ta
Trains leave the B. & O. depot In Pittbuig
lor the East asfollowa.)
For Washington IV C., Baltimore, Phlladel
plila, and .New York, 7:30 and 930 p. m
Cumberland, 6:40. 7 :30,a.m. 1 :10, 9:20 p. m.Cor.
n«lsvllle. 6:10, 7:311, ;i. m. 1.10. 4.30, 4.45, 5. JO, 9.21
P. m. Union town. 7.20 a. m., 1.10, 4.30 . 5.30 p. m
C nlontown. Morga t to-vn ;t iid Fairmont. ■ :t " -
W, r.r.d r,,30p. r.i. M 1 .fleasant 6.40, ..30 a. l'l
.10 and 4.30 pm. Washington, l'a., 7.40 »m
30 a. m., and 9.00,11.55 p. 111. Wheel
rg. 7.40. and >..30 a. m., and 4.00, 9.00. 11.55 p
Cincinnati, st, i.ouis, Columbus and New
arU. 7.40 a. m., u.lO, 11.55 p.m.
For Chicago, 2.4" ind 9.30 p. m.
I'arlor and sleeping cars to B.Vtlrnorc Wash
ington, f'inelnnari and chlcairo.
11. 0. DDSKLE, Gen. tiupt. Allegheny, Pi
0. W. BASSKTT, A.G.P.A , Allegheny, Pt
K. P. KKYSOLDS, dupt.. Foxburg, Pa.
TIME TABLE—In effect Monday, J-une
28. 1890. Trains are run by Standard Cen
tral Time (90th Meridian).
"To 14 12 ! STATIONS 3 11 13
p.ai'pm . p.m. -\rr Lv'ea.mJa.m. 1" tn
....! 455 2 ;:o BtilTalo 53f 2'■
... j3 24 100 Duuklrk i 6 561 1 ■
i la.m.
7 00; 1 42 9 48 Erie 6 10 8 35 3 3
6 25' 1 o-.1, 9 15 . Wallace Junct. 6 47s 9 15 1 1
6 20! 1 04 9 11 Glrard 6 50; C 18 ; 4 1
6 09112 54 859 I.OCkport. ... 7 00. 929 4 1
6 02112 48! 851 .Cianesvllle. - 7 os: 938 4 I
•> 43- no 22jar.Counea'2t lv.. l 7 40! 3 l
3 10! I 7 4o'lv ar llO 221 64 1
55712 44 8 15 ar Albion W v 11 9 41 4 3;
54) 1 2 33 831 . Shadeland... 723 953 45,
5 4e 12 30 S 28 ... SprlßgbOro. .. 7 27 9 56 4 5_
5 33 12 24 8 SO ..ConneautvlUe.. 7 34 10 03 5 0
5 ps|l2 06 8 00 ... Alea v'le Jet... 8 poll" 251 5 2
4 57 1 2 IS| 8 07 ar. Expo.Park, lv 8 07 lo 15 1 V
4 57| 10 15| 7 34 lv ar 8 07,........
4 5.3 10 02 7 20' 1V .COUU't I.ake 10 02 4 1
. . |l2 22 8 lojar ar 8 K,lO 50 5 3
420 . 935 6 451 v.. Meadvllle.. lv 9 4 2
.... [l2 47 8 421ar ar 84211 25 6 1
NO2ll #1 7 42 . . Hartstown..'* No liio 39| e 3'
.... lit 46 7 37 .. . Adamsvllle 'lo 44' 5 4!
.... 11 381 7 27-.... .Osgood 110 54! 5 £'
62511 30 7 is!... Greenvilie... 630 11 07; 6 i
6 18,11 20; 7 05 ....Shenango.... 6 4'l|ll 20 6 0
6 00 lO sf: 6 45 .... Fredonla... 7 03 tl 44 6 21
5 44(10 431 6 25 Mercer 7 22112 ui 7 «
5 30110 29 6 10 Pardoe 7 36 12 22! 7 1-
5 19|l0 20 6 00 ... Grove city. .. 7 47 12 33 7 J
5 0b 10 08 : 548 .. Uarrlsvllle 758 12 45 7 3'
4 ss||o Op; 5 10 . .Brancluon. ... 8 06 "2 54; 7 4.
500 ... .18 it. |iv .Branchton.ar 7 10(12 10 ...
5 451 .... S 55 ar...llllilard..lv 6 25 ill lo j ...
4 531 9 55] 5 351.v...kelsiers .... S 10)12 58!Tl
4 39 942 521 Euclid 8 22 I 12i 80:
4 li'l 9 151 4 50|.... Butler 8 1 J2| 83:
220 720 Allegheny, l'swil oi 350
2 15 a TII Pittsburg,lis.>. p. in p. in ..
XOTK. —Train No. 1 starts irom Exposi
tion Park at 5:45 am. Mondays onl}'. No
2 runs to Exposition Park Saturdays only
Trains 15 and 10 will run Sunday only
| between Butler and Exposition Park.mak
inp all stops. Lv Bntler at 7:30 a.m. Ke
turning leave Exposition Park 0 p.m.
J. T. BI.AI It, General Manager, Greenville, PI
W.G. SAItGKANT, G. 1\ A.. Meadvllle. Pi
Butler Savings Bank
Butler, TPei.
Capital - - 560,000-00
Surplus and Profits, $119,263.67
OS. L. PURVIS President
. HENRY TROUTMAN Vice-P'esiden
DIltECTOKS—Joseph 1.. Purvis, J. U»;nri
Tro'Uman, W. D.Brandon, W. A. Stein, J. s
The Butler Savings Bank is the Oldest Ban!
ing Institution in Butler County.
General banking business transacted.
Wc solicit accounts ot ell prodn.iers, mer
chants, farmers and others.
All Business entrusted to us wIU receivi
prompt at'ent ion.
Interest paid on time deposits
The ButlerCounly Halional Ban!
Capital paid in $100,000,0 C
Surplus and Profits $87,962-3£
Jos. Hartman. President; J. V. Ritts,Yice
President: C. A. Bailey, Cashier; John G
MeMarlin. A ss't Cashier.
A general banking business transacted.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Money loaned on approved security.
We invite you to open an account with till:
DIItECTOKS- Hon. Joseph nartman, Hon W
s. Waldron, l>r. N. M. Hoover. 11. Mesweeney
E. E. Abrams.l'. Collins, I.G. Smith. Leslii
P. lla/ielt, M. Flnegar.. \v. rlenry Wilson, Join
Humphrey.Ur. W. c. McCanaless, Ben Massed
Harry Heasley. J. V. Kilts.
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Liver Ills
Like biliousness, dyspepsia, headache, consti
pation, sour stomach, indigestion are promptly
cured by Hood's I'ills. They do their work
easily and thoroughly. " I I _
p ■ ill
All druggists. ■ 188
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Hus.
j The only Pill to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Road and Bridge Reports.
Notice is hereby (riven that tli« f<»M
l inn bruige and r-'nil Views have tie-ii c
j firmed nisi by the Court, and v. ill be pn -
sented on t •• iir.-t Saturday loll.. wing I
first Monday of Sept rnber IS9G, lieuif? ; .••
lL'tl day ot -aid ueiiilh, ati.i • 110 x . -
lions are tilvd they will bo c nfirn: J
K I). So 1, Jane Sessions, IS9G, I'i tr.iou
■■f cit ztns of Ct nu. quet.es- i c. I .m: a.id
Forward townships :or a public r< ul to
li .i.i friirn a poii.t on the Meridian r >»< la:
or ear the house tif JHCIIU MuXail to a
point on the Powder V'.ii roa.i »r "r tear
cornt-r of v»o<xl« of Mellon a:.>l F razor on
-ml road March 1896, viewers appo ut<- •
by the Court, iTid May JOth, ISIIJ, r,
pint of viewers tiled slating that tt.e road
petitioned tor is necessary and did ljy out
ihe s.iuie for public use, costs ol making
about f3OO, to be borne by the to*n.ihip»
tliloUith which th« .-auie pWM. Wo d im-
JuaeCtb, IS9G, approved and tix. width
of r ad at 33 tee': notice to be (iiven ac
cording to rules of court.
K UN- 2. June Sessions, 1-90 Pot •
sioa ot eiiizens of Penn township lor to
vacate, i liunge and supply part ot the rord
In jfinuiUf: t a point on the Pittsburg &i d
Hutler plauk road near Beans bridge aid
ruui ing to and intersecting a public road
at a point near Thorn Creek church which
tins Imcoine inconvenient o:i account oi
o:.e very long steep hill Irom the house of
William Wise to a point on road at or near
t Mili on the Joseph Hickey (arm. ilarch
4th, 1?%, viewers appointed; May 30ih,
1896, report of viewers filed, stating thai
the change prayed lor is necessary and
hive laid out the following for public u-e:
Beginning at a point on Bean's bridge
au.l Thorn Creek Church road near ta •
rifidei.ee el Win. Wise and running south
2 degrees we.-t U344 leet to a point near a
mill on said Bean Bridge f.nd Thorn Creek
Church road and vacating the original road
hot ween the point.' "anieil in the petition.
No damages assessed. Costs of making
a'> -ut sflOO to oe borne by the township.
Juno lith, 180t'», approved a:id lix width id
road at 33 feet; notice to be given accord
ing to rules of court
Ni'4 K I). Junn Sessions, 1890, Petition
ol citizens of Clinton township for change
of public road leading from Slate road o.i
lands of W. P. lUmphill to Pittsburg and
Kiitannitig road (on account of heavy
grade on same) on lands of Daniel Eli»>
March 2nd, ISL»G. viewers appointed. .'Jay
291h, report of viewers tiled staling
that the cnange prayed lor is necessary
and have laid out the following for pab.ic
i.se: Beginning at lands of Kobt Nonis
58 K, 11,3; thei.ee N. 31 K, 2.1; thence ,N.
30 1".. IS 0; thence N" 40 K. 18. 0; thence
N 13 I.) •">; thence N. 7 E 25 8 10 to a
point oi lands of Samuel Ueuphili. Dam
ge- assessed to W P. Hemphill, #10;
Samuel Hemphill, $10; X orris. $10; to
be borne b\ the county. Co-tot mak ni
r~") to he borne by the township oi Clintou.
JutieC !i. lt*9o, approved and lix width i t
road at 33 feet. Notice to be given accord
ing to rules of court.
R I) Xo 5, June Sessions, IS9O, Petition
of citizens of Forward township for a coun-
Iy biidge over Connoqaenessing Creek
01. nmil luiiilinii th..
Harmony road t > the Hitler-Evans (.'it,
roan at wtiat is known as Marshall Peril
ing. March 7th, 1890, viewers appointed
.May 30th, ISJO, report (f vieweis filed
stating that the proposed bridge is neces
iry and would require more expense than
it is reasonable the township ol Forward
should bear and did locate the site thereof
at the place mentioned in the petition.
June oth, 1890, approved. Notice to be
given according to rules of court
R. D. No 0, J'ine Sessions. 1890, Petition
of citizens ot Cleai field township for change
ol Public road in said Township being that
part of the public road leading from Jttfer
sonville to benny's Mill, passing through
the farm of Patriik Logue April 28th,
1890, viewers appointed May 30th 1890,
report of viewers filed stating that the
change prayed lor is necessary and return-
iiiir the following for public use: Hejiiii
ning at a point on the Denny Mill road and
running north 2 degrees east 275 leet to
where it intersects another road leading to
Denny's Mill. No damages assessed. June
Gth, 1596, approved at d fix width of road
at 33 leet. Notice to be given according
to rules of court.
Certified from tho record this Bth day o
August. 1800.
JOSEPH C lib's WELL, Clerk <.). S.
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Bouton expressed no horror when
Black Kagle told him that H. nry Kyle
was dying He had no love for the
young man. He feared his popularity
with the giing, and, like greater rulers,
he wanted u > rivals near his throne.
"Go up with Black Eagle and see
■ what's wrong. 1 don't think Hank is
the man to let any one get away with
i him."
Captain Brandon, immediately after
his cneounter with Henry Kyle, swam
across the Bine Water, intending to go
down mi tae opposite side and recross
when abreast his camp. He reached the
shore without much trouble, though the
; water was very cold and the current
swift As there was no light in his own
1 camp and the river was quite wide he
could only guess at its location when he
l started to swim back. He reached the
shore, and, rising to his feet, was about
to walk t" the corral, when a chorus of
ravage yells that rooted him to the spot
lang out and echoed among the rix*ks.
"Surrender, surrender, or we'll open
j fire!" shouted Bouton from the center
if the stockade.
"Hold! Hold! We surrender!" called
out the men under Howard Blanchard.
A dozen torches were lit inside the
corral, and revealed Bouton and his
gang in full possession of the central
stockade, in which were the women and
children, and where the captain had
counted on making his last stand.
"Fly, Howard! Fly!" shouted Alice
from the stockade.
The captain saw a man leaping over
the wall and heard the crack of a dozen
"That is Howard Blanchard, and
they are following him," said the cap
tain aloud. Then he shouted: "This
way, Howard! This wayi"
Howard Blanchard r«*ogtil/.ed the
roice of his friend, and ran toward
liin. He would certainly have been
>vertaken by his pursuers had not the
saptain raised his rifle and brought the
'oremost to the ground.
"Come, Howard!" cried the captain,
ieizing the young man's arm. "Ki-ep
xjside me. " And together they vanished
n the darkness.
So thoroughly had Patch's plan work-
Hi that the immigrant camp was taken
rithout the firing of a shot, anil a cheer
innounced the i'act to the men under
Font Robb.
"Light fires about tae corral!" shout
?d Bouton.
The fires were lit and the glare add
>d to the alarm of the children, who,
.vith frightened cries, were clinging to
rheir equally alarmed mothers. .
Approaching the place where Alice
Blanohard and her sister were trying to
lie brought the foremost to the ground.
allay the fears of their friends, Bouton
raised his hat, and, with a bow intend
ed to be very gallant, said:
"Don't feel scared, ladies. I'm a gen
tleman, and I promise that no harm
shall come to you.''
B< iuton heard a deep bass voice be
hind him, and trembled, and the next
instant the Prophet towered up before
"What did you want with me?" said
the Prophet, and he threw his long rifle
into the hollow of his left arm, and,
with his right hand grasping the lock,
he looked with mingled fierceness and
contempt at the outlaw leader.
"I want to tell you," said Bouton,
who did not want to lose his character
for firmness in the eyes of the men
crowding around, "that it will be safer
for yon to leave this camp and to re
main away."
"Safer?" repeated the Prophct
"Yes, that is what I said."
"I have never considered riv own
safety in coming or going through these
hills. I have never thought of danger
from man when I felt that I was obey
ing the behests of the great Jehovah
Didst think that I dreaded thee or thy
bandits? Why should I flee, I, who nev
er feared the face of mortal man?"
Bouton waved his hand and half turn
ed on his heel.
" 1 shall go," said the Prophet solemn
ly. "I can bo of no use at present to the
oppressed. I shall go, Bouton, but I
will return, and when I come within
reach of your people's fire you will !»■
within the reach of this." He patted
the long weapon resting in the hollow
of his arm and continued, "For every
indignity you offer t<> the people now in
thy power a life will be taken. "
The Prophet stepped back, and kept
stepping back until he was over the cor
ral wall and lost in the darkness.
"Let him go," said Bouton, with a
laugh. "Let him go and rave to the
rocks and trees, as is his habit. But I
command you, men, if he ever comes
within reach again shoot him down as
you would a wolf."
Bouton went back to Alice Blanchard,
and again his hat was in his hand.
"Tell the ladies not to fear," he said.
"Have them put their children to sleep
again. We are not the monsters we have
been painted, jus I hope to prove to
"If you are what you claim," she
asked, "why have you made war on in
nocent and inoffensive people?"
"I have not made war. "
"What do you call your conduct,
"I am acting in the interest of law.
"Of law?" And the shadow of a sneer
gathered about the beautiful lips.
"Yes.. There ;u"e men here who have
a warrant for the arrest of l)r. Blanch
ard and his son."
"I have seen the men. Their name
is Bliss?"
"And you believe them?"
"I cannot help believing them. I
have seen the papers, and they have
paid me for my services.
"But are you authorized by law to
aid these wretches?"
"There is no law in this land," re
plied Bouton, "but that which each
man can enforce with his strung right
••Tl,. i. «-in confess that you have no
to do this tiling?"
"A rigb • Why, Miss Blanchunl,
might i-- hero, and 1 reck 11 you'll
find it jin'try much »> the world over.
If your fnth<T and brother an- innocent,
they c:ui prove it when they return to
W.st Virginia."
"Then we return together as we
" sai<l Alice.
"I yi.ur pardon, but it has Imv»
d> vidt d uot t > subject Toms- '.fund yonr
sistir to the trials and incouvenienc* s
of a return. You remain in our charge
for the present."
Without waiting to hear her comment
on this, Bouton turned and walk.il hur
rieilly away. A.s lie neannl the fire he
saw the men under Font Robb crowding
around a prostrate f>>rm. He knew that
the man on the ground was Henry Kyle,
and in his heart he hoped he might find
him dead. In this hope he was disap
pointed. Skilled in the rude remt dies of
that huid, Font Robb had assun il him
self before carrying the wounded man
back that no bom H were broken and that
h-- still breathed. When Robb got him
back to camp, lie discovered a tfasli on
aU head and saw that he was suffering
from a shock that would have knocked
the breath forever out of a man *<t ordi
nary vitality. He bathed the wound and
bound up the head, which, in addition
to forcing water Ln&u the unconscious
man's mouth, had the effect of bringing
liim back to reason. Kyle had opened
his eyes and was looking around him in
a dazed way when Bouton forced his
way through the crowd and stood t >eforo
"Hello, Hank! Who did this?" asked
B< ratou.
"I don't know," replied Henry Kyle,
and he raised his hand to his forehead
anil shut his eyes the better to collect
his wandering senses
"You don't know* Well, if any one
was to treat me in that way, I'd be apt
to know who it was and to remember
him till the day I died."
"It was Captain Brandon," said
Black Eagle.
"Hah! This is a case where the hunt
er was hunted," laughed Bouton. " But
never mind, Hank; better luck next
time. You have failed, but I have won.
"And the young ladies, the Blanch
ards?" asked Harry eagerly.
"Oh, they are safe and sound. You
don't suppose I'd let harm come to those
lovely creatures? No, no, they are re
posing peaceably within the stockade. "
"And the brother—Howard?"
"He escaped, I believe," said Bouton.
After the women had ceased their
wailing and the children their sobbing
Tom Bliss :ind his brother Sim drew
apart and congratulated themselves on
the success of their mission. They had
now no doubt of being able to git rid of
Dr. Blanchard Howard they regarded
as already dead, anil they imagined
themselves the guardians of the beauti
ful sisters —the heirs of the VYeldon
estate in Virginia. But their conversa
tion was interrupted by Bouton, whom
they did not ilream to be within hear
ing. But he suddenly appeared and said:
"Of course you are shrewd as your
fathi r, who has charge of the Weldon
estate on the Great Kanawha," Just as
if ho were talking about a subject in
which he was but little interested.
Tom Bliss straightened upon hearing
this anil looked into Bouton's mocking
black eyes until his own fell under their
unflinching gaze. In that brief time he
saw this man had discovered his secret,
no doubt from hearing conversation 0
between himself and Sim, for which he
EientauJ men Sua nrort ' •'> >■
and his brother. But from what Bouton
said he inferred that he knew rnor
than he could have overheard, and he
determined to draw him out To do this
he knew that genuine candor was neces
sarv, for he could not deceive a man as
well versed in all the tricks of villainy
as himself. Tom had inherited quick
ness of thought and shrewdness from
three generations of backwoods lawyers,
to whom the term ' 'shyster,'' though de
served, had not yet been applied. He
had underrated the ability of Bouton,
as all men underestimate the ability of
their tools, and now that the reaction
had set in he was inclined, as is the
rule, to go to the other extreme and give
him credit for powers which he did not
"Bouton, I*ll be frank with you," ho
"I like that."
"And I want you to be frank with
"ITou can count on tha* "
Shielding himself and his father and
coloring all the facts in his own favor,
Turn Bliss told the story of the Weldons,
and represented \Tith considerable ac
curacy the condition and value of the es
tate of John Weldon, with the terms of
his ridiculous will. He did not say that
Dr. Blanchard or his children could con
test the will, but he gave Bouton to un
derstand that if the doctor and his son
wero out of the way that all would ba
"plain sailing."
"I see," said Bouton. "If the doctor
and his son were out of the way, then
you think you and your father would be
safe, particularly if you and your broth
era married the doctor's daughters, eli?"
4 ' No, not that; there are other heirs. "
"In West Virginia?"
" Yes."
"And they, you think, are the only
heirs in your way?"
"Tin' only ones."
"Tom Bliss, you may be a good law
yer and as prime a rascal its myself, but
you are mistaken about the heirs.
"How do you know that? What can
you know about it?" asked the amazed
Tom Bliss.
"When we l» cn t . >i>. :ik just now,
I didn't think I anything, hut
since 1 have h I find I know
more than you do, .■ <1- il more than
you do."
"Then I hope j i \ ho equally
candid and t'll me all i- it, "said
Tom Bliss, who still believeu that Bou
ton was joking him.
"See here, Tom Bliss, how old do "
look to be?" Bouton straightened him
self up and turned his face to the law
"About 30, I should say," replied
Tom Bliss after a judicial survey.
"Many thanks for the compliment to
my youthful appearance. It is the com
pensation for my moderate life. 1 ;uu
now in my thirty-ninth year, and, like
every man, I am just as old as I look
and feel, and I never felt better in my
"But what has your age to do with
this question?"
"More than you think, Tom. Eight
een years ago I was a grown man.
"Twenty-one years rf age!"
"Yes, and for four years I had been
guiding parties from Council Bluifs
west to the mountains."
"Indeed. "
"Yes, indeed. And let me say, Tom,
that 1 guided miinv curious parties.
I've known men to leave Council Bluffs
with one name and to have another
when they got to the mountains, and
I'vi' known men to st;irt out with high
holies and to die before they saw the
"Yia, Tom, just as sure as you're
sitting there beside ma Oh, I've had
lots and lots of experience with people
from the states, but I never met- such a
surious outfit as the Weldons."
"The Weldons!" exclaimed Tom
_ l
"Yes. Valentine Wol<V n and his wiffl,
an<l two i. us, with Mgns <if ;uiotliOf
rliild. I didn't guid th< in to the reoun
taius, but I was with the man that
"To Trhat niiTunfalns?"
"I won't say. I dare not say. But
I'll tell you this: I know where Valen
tine Weldon and his family are."
'i do?"
"1 a... '
"And have li. ye' •"f d their name?"
"What name have they now ?"
"That I can't telL "
"Why not?"
"Because I haven't fcot so—low as to
violate an oath. I see you are surprised
at my knowledge."
"I am amassed."
"I could amaze you still more if I
wantM to. " And Bouton threw back his
heail iind shook with dumb laughter.
"But," said Tom Bliss,'"Valentine
Weldon is a murderer, and he dare not
make himself known—uot if he was
heir to a kingdom. "
"Perhaps not, but the sir* of the fa
ther, if I know anything about it, are
no bar to tho children. What's your
"I—l think you're right, " stammered
Tom Bliss. And now his jaunty manner
had vanished, and there were dark rings
under his eyes.
"Oh, it's very funny how things do
happen in this world. I often think that
fate is against me, and just as I am
about to give up fortune gives he
wheel a whirl, and all is dazzling ar.d
bright. She never gave it suc|» a whirl
an this."
"Never, Tom, for I now see that I
can possess that estate just as easy as
you can—easier indeed, fir I have the
whole game in my own hands."
"I don't understand you," gasped
Tom Bliss.
"And I don't intend that you sbalL
Look at me, Tom, and tell me if you
think I'm a cursed fooL "
Tom did look at him and said:
"No, Bouton; you have lots of sense. "
"Yes, Tom, lots and dead loads of
horse sense, but I ain't much on the
fancy kind. You could give me points
and beat me out and out on book learn
ing. In a city I'd need a guide, just as
city men do in the mountains, but I'm
in the mountains now. I'm at home.
And I'm going to pan out this find just
so long as there is a show of color in the
gravel. I must have an equal share of
the plunder. I'll let you have charge of
"I can JHJBSC&H that estate Just <i# cimUu at
you can."
the girls. I can make my market in an
other place.''
l^fViVe 1 i&Bt'Agrtomi ■ HV\ am.
make me an equal partner; then we'll
talk. When I find that you are doing
the square thing by me, I'll come right
out and tell yon the truth—that is, I'll
tell you all I know, and I know tliirfgs
that'll make you heed them when you
hear them. What do you say?"
"What can I do but -agree?"
"You'll take me in on the ground
"Well, Tom, here's my hand. Now
let us get back and have some breakfast.
Business is crowding upon me, but I
like it After years of trying I see my
way to wealth, and I feel that fortune is
again with ma "
Ktate Chairman KlUin SCIKIH a Reminder
to County Ctiairmeu.
State Chairman Klkin has sent a letter
to the chairmen of the various county
committees calling attention to the neces
sity of looking after the registration of
voters Under sections a and Bof the
registration act of ISO", it is the duty of the
assessor of each district to be present at
the election house during two secular days
before the Tuesday next following the first
Monday in November.
Under this arrangement the registration
this year will fall upon Tuesday and
Wednesday, the first and second days of
September, from 10 a. in. to 3 p. m. and
from r> p. m. to 9p. m. The assessor will
sit during this time for the purpose of
hearing and acting upon applications to
be made, or relating to names upon the
original registry list or are sought to be
placed thereon or struck therefrom as
provided in the act. The list thus re
vised is to bo returned to the county com
missioners on Sept. 3. The completion
and correction of the registry list is one
of the most important preliminaries to
the general election. With co-operation
ou the part of the chairman aud the voters,
this important detail will lie given projier
( r«/e Dying Out.
Advices from the western states is to
the effect that the silver craze is dying out
and the campaign of education adopted
by the Republicans is bearing fruit. Any
man who will stop and think will soon
make up his mind that free coinage of sil
ver will work to the disadvantage of every
one, except the silver producer. —Indiana
THIS is not the year for stay-at-home
voters. Come out and help to save the
Cll AIKM A v Klkin sounds the alarm
against Republican apathy. It should not
be permitted to exist In a single election
district in the state A good light this I
year will entitle all hands to a rest next
We want McKinley because we want
Republicanism. Republicanism for pro
tection. Protection for Increased revenue.
Increased revenue for Increased business.
Increased business for prosperity, and that
Is what we nre after. —Chester 1 lines.
EVERY friend of sound money and tho
preservation of tho credit of the govern
ment and tho payment of debts, public
and private, in monoy, good as gold,
should earnestly labor for the election of
William McKinley. Patriotism should be
placed above party this year.— Orbisonia
WHEN the free coiners talk about the
n ,..,.ssity of restoring silver to the position
that it occupied prior to 1873 they Ignore
the fact tleit the government hasdoue that
very thing fifty limes over by the coinage
~f morn lb in fifty times as ninny silver
dollars as were coined ill the whole pre
vious history of the country.—Reading
His Formal Acceptance of Re
publican Nomination.
ftountl Money, l'r<»tectlon anil lUclprorlty
Advocated—Say* For
I'nlliulteO, Irredeemable I'n|>er Monej
Uin Opponent*' Most Dangerous l'laukt.
CANTON. 0., Aug. 27. —The formal
i letter of Major McKiuley accepting tli»-
! Republican nomination fur the presi
| dency reads as follows :
To Hon. John M. Thurston anil Others. Mem
bers of the Notification Committer of the
Kc|>ul>llean National Convention:
CSENI I.K'MI.N— In pursuance of the prom
tee made to your coiumitti • when notified
of my nomination as the Republican can
dlilate for president, I bog to submit this
formal acceptance of that high honor, and
to consider in detail questions at issue In
the pending campaign. Perhaps this
might be considered unnecessary In view
of my remarks on that occasion and those
I have made to delegations that have
visited inc since the St. liouts convention,
but ill view of the momentous importance
of the proper settlement of tlif issues pre
sented on our future prosperity and stand
ing us a nation, and considering only the
welfare and happiness of our people, I
could not In- content to omit again calling
attention to the questions which in my
opinion vitally affect our strength and po
sition among the governments of the
world, and our morality, integrity and
patriotism as citizens of that republic
which for a century past has been the best
hope of the world and the inspiration of
mankind. We must not now prove false
to our own high standards in government,
nor unmindful of the noble example and
wise precepts of the fathers, or of the con
fidence ana trust which our conduct In
the past has always Inspired.
The Free Coinage of Stiver.
For the first time since ISfiS, if ever be
fore, there is presented to the American
people this year a clear and direct issue as
to our monetary systeiu, of vast import
ance in its effects, and upon the right set
tlement of which rests largely the finan
cial honor and prosperity of the country.
It Is proposed by one wing of the Demo
cratic party and its allies, the People's and
Silver parties, to Inaugurate the free and
unlimited coinage of silver by independ
ent action on the part of the United totates
at ft ratio of ltf ounces of silver to 1 ounce
of gold. The mere declaration of this
fiurpose is a menace to inir financial and
ndustrlal interests and has already cre
ated universal alarm. It involves" great
peril to the credit and business of the
country, A puril so GRAVE >lul milium ■ »'ITP
their old party associations and uniting
with other patriotic citizens in emphatic
protest against the platform of the Demo
cratic national convention as an assault
upon the faith and honor of the govern
ment and the welfare of the people. We
have had few questions in the lifetime of
the republic more serious than the one
thus presented.
No Hvurtit to Ijilior.
The character of the money which shall
measure our values and exchanges and
settle our balances with one another and
with the nations of the world, is of such
primary importance, and so far reaching
in its consequences as to call for the most
painstaking investigation, and, in the end
a sober and unprejudiced judgment at
the polls. We must not be misled by
phrases, nor deluded by false theories.
Free silver would not mean that silver
duihirs were to Ix- freely hail without cost
jf labor. It would mean the fret? use of
the mints of the United States for the few
who lire owners of silver bullion, but
would make silver coin no freer to the
many who are engaged in other enter
prise's. It would not make labor easier,
the hours of labor shorter or the pay bet
ter. It would not make farming less
laborious or more profitable. It would
not start a factory or make a demand for
an additional day's labor. It would create
no new occupations. It would add noth
ing to the comfort of the masses, tin- cap
ital of the people or the wealth of the
nation. It seek, to introduce a new
measure of value, but would add no value
to the thing measured. It would not con
serve values, i> 11 the contrary, it would
derange all existing values. It would not
restore business oolideiiee, but its direct
effect would be to destroy the little which
yet remains.
What It Means.
The meaning of the coinage plank
adopted at Chicago is that a:.;. >ne inay
takc a quantity of silver bullion, now
worth .'NI cents, to the mints of the United*
States, have it coined at the expense of the
government and receive for it a silver dol
lar which shall be legal tender for the pay
ment of all debts, public and private, l'he
owner of the silver bullion woufcl get the
silver dollar. It would belong to him and
to nobody else. Other people , would get
it only by their labor, the products of their
land, or something of value. The bullion
owner, on the basis of present value, would
receive the silver dollar for 53 cents worth
of silver, and other people would be re
quired to receive it as a full dollar in the
payment of debts. The government would
get nothing from the transaction. It
would bear the expense of coining the -sil
ver and the community would suffer loss
by its use.
The Hollars Compared.
We huvc coined since 1878 more than
41)0,000,000 of silver dollars, which are
maintained by the government at parity
with gold, and are a full legal tender for
the payment of debts, public and private.
How are the silver dollars now in use dif
ferent from those which would be in use
under free coinages They are now to be
of the same weight and fineness; they are
to bear the same stamp of the government.
Why would they not beof the same valucf
I answer: The silver dollars now in use
Were coined on uceount of the govern
ment and not for private account or gain,
nr.d the government lias solemnly •gTM'd
to keep them as good as the best dollars
we have. The government bought the
silver bullion at its market value and
coined it into silver dollars.
Having exclusive! control of the mint
age it only coins what it can hold at a
parity with gold. The profit, representing
the difference between the commercial
value of the silver bullion and the face
value of the silver dollar, goes to the gov
ernment for the Ix-neflt of the people.
The government bought the silver bullion
contained in the silver <*ollar at Vl> rv
much less than its
it out to its creditors, and put it in circu
lation among ihe people at its face value
100 cents, or a full dollar. It required
the people to accept it as a legal tender
and is thus morally bound to maintain it
at a parity with gold, which was then, .is
now, the recognized standard with us,
and the most enlightened nations of the
world. The government having Issued
and circulated t m silver dollar, it must In
honor protect tl.™ holder from loss. This
obligation it has so far sacredly kept. Not
only is there a moral obligation, but there
is a" legal obligation, expressed lu public
statute to maintain the parity.
Tliey Not Be Kept at Tar.
Thc.-e dollars, in the particulars I have
named, .ire not the same as the dollars
which would IN- issui-d under free coinage.
The, would IH- the same In form, bu.t dif
ferent in value. The government would
have no part in the transaction, except to
coin the silver bullion into dollar®. It
would share in no part of the profit. It
would takd upon itself no obligation. It
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would nt i it ttie dollars into circulation.
1 nly get t!m as any citizen
would - • th> :ii, by giving something for
them it «v«n id deliver them to those who
de|x»ited the silver, nnd its connection
with the transaction there ends. Such arc
the silver dollars which would be Issued
tinder free coinage of silver at a ratio of Id
to 1 Who would then maintain the par
ity What would keep them at par with
gold • The* would IH> no obligation nest
ing upou tin government to do It, and tf
then wi re, it would Ik- jniwerless to do it.
The simple truth is we would lie driven
to a silver basi—to sliver monometallism.
These dollars, therefore, would stand up
on their real value. If the tree and un
limited coinage of silver at a ratio of It)
ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold would,
as some of its advocates assert, make 6c
cents In silver worth 100 cents, and the
silver dollar equal to the gold dollar, then
we would have no cheaper money than
now, and it would be no easier to get.
liut that such would he the result Is
against reason, and is contradicted by ex
perience in all times nnd in all lands.
It means the debasement of our cur
rency to the amount of the difference be
tween the commercial and coin value of
tin silver dollar, which is ever changing,
and the effect would be to reduce property
values, entail uutold financial loss. d«
stroy confidence, Impair the obligations
of existing contracts, further Impoverish
tiie laborer and producers of the country,
create a panic of unparalleled severity and
inflict upon trade and commerce a deadly
blow. Against any such policy lam un
alterably opposed.
Bimetallism cannot be secured '>y Inde
pendent action on our par;. It csi. not be
obtained by opening our mint, so the
unlimited cjlnage of the silver of the
world, at a ratio of It! ounces of saver to
1 ounce of gold, when the commercial
ratio is more than 30 ounces of silver to
1 ounce of gold. Mexico and China
have tried the experiment. Mexico has
free coinage of stiver and gold at a ratio
slightly in excess of Jtl'. ounces of silver
to one ounce of gold, anil while her mints
are freely open to both metals at tliat
ratio, not a single dollar in gold bullion is
coined and circulated as money. Gold
has been driven out of circulation in
these countries ami they are on a silver
basis alom. Until international agree
ment is had. It is the plain duty of the
United States to maintain the gold stand
ard. It is tho recognized and sole stand
ard of the great commercial nations of
the world, with which we trade more
largely than any other. Eighty-four per
cent of our foreign trade lor the fiscal
)\ar Is.'3 was with gold standard coun
tries and our trade with other countries
was sell led on a gold basis.
We Now Have Morn Sliver Than Uold.
Chiefly by means of legislation during
and since liC* there lias boen put in circu
lation more than s«i;;4,ooo,oiu of silver, or
Its representative. This has been done In
the honest effort to give to silver, if possi
ble, the same bullion and coinage value
nnd encourage the concurrent use of both
gold and silver as money. Prior to that
time there liad been 9,000,000 of silver
dollars coined in the entire history of the
United States, a period of XI) years. This
legislation secures the largest use of silver
consistent with financial safety and the
pledge to maintain its parity with gold.
We have today more silver than gold-
Tliis has been accomplished at times with
grave peril to the public credit. The so
called Sherman law, sought to use all the
silver product of the I nited States fof
money at its market value. From 1890 to
lsv.j the government purchased 4,500,000
ounces of silver a month, or 54.tWU.u00
ounces a year. This was one-third of tho
product of the world and practicall all of
this country's product. It was bcllved by
those who then and now favor free coin
age that such use of silver would advance
its bullion value to its coinage value, but
this expectation was not realized In a
few months, notwithstanding the unpre
cedented market for the silver produced
in the United States, the price of silver
went down very rapidly, reaching a lower
point than ever before. Then, upon the
recommendation of President Clcveland,
botli political parties united in the repeal
of the purchasing clause of the Sherman
law. We cannot with safety engage la
further experiments in this direction.
Tho Double Standard.
on iiit. £d uX lii i anhlla i
•11 we could have an international
ratio, which all the leading nations of the
world would adopt, and the true relation
be fixed between the two metals, and all
agree upon the quantity of silver which
should constitute a dollar, then silver
would boas free and unlimited in its priv
ileges of coinage as gold is today. But
that we have not been able to secure, and
with the free and unlimited coinage of
silver adopted In the United States, at tho
present ratio, we would lie still further re
moved from an international agreement.
We may never bo able to secure It if we
enter upon the Isolated coinage of silver.
The double standard Implies euuallty at a
ratio, and th.it equality can only be estab
lished 1 y the concurrent law of nations.
It Was .lie concurrent lnw of nations that
made the double standard; it will require
the concurrent law of nations to reinstate
and sustain it."
It Favors the I'M of Sliver Money.
The Republican party has not been, and
is not now, the use of silver
money, as its record abundantly shows. It
has done »11 that could be done for its in
creased use, with safety aud honor by the
United States acting apart from othor
governments. There are those who think
that it has already gone beyond the limit
of financial prudence. Surely we can go
no further and we must not permit faliaj
lights to lure us across the danger line.
More Than Any Other Country.
Wc liuvo much more silver in use thao
any country in tho world except India or
China—loo,ooo more than Great Brit
ain; t100.000.00U more than France; $400,-
OOu.OOO more than Germany; $32.\000,000
less than India and $125,000,00) less than
China. Tho Republican party has de
clared In favor of an international ajrree
hient, and if elected president, it wlu be
my dutv to employ all proper means to
promote It. The free Coinage of silver In
this country would defer, If not defeat, in*
tcrnatlonal bimetallism and until an in
ternational agreement can be hau evefy
interest requires us to malnt&ip our pres
ent standard. Independent free coinage
of silver nt u ratio or lOounyesftf silver to
I ounce of gold would Insure the speedy
contraction of the volume of ourjfur
rencv It would drive ftt least 600,000,000
of gold dollars, which we now have, per
manently - from the trade of the country
fcnd greatlv decrease our per capita circu
lation. It'is not proposed by the Repuß
ll lan partv to take from the circulating
medium of the country any of the silver
we now have. On the contary it is pro
positi to keep all of the silver money now
In circulation on a parity with gfcld by
maintaining the pledge of the government
that all of it shall be equal to g«fcl- This
lias been the unbroken policy or the ite
publican party since 1878. It has inaugur
ated no new policy. It will keep In circula
tion and as good as gold all of the silver and j
paper money which ure now included in ,
the - eurrencv of the countrv. It will
maintain their parity. It will preserve
their equality in the future as it has .
alwa vsilone in the past. It will not consent
to put this country on a silver basis, which
would inevitably follow Independent free
coinage at a ratio of 10 to 1. It will op- i
pose the expulsion of gold from our cir
culation. J
i farmer* and Tabor* ra Suffer Most. i
If there is any one thing which should j
be free from speculation and fluctuation It i
is the money of a country. It ought never
to be the subject of mere partisan conten
tion. When we part with our labor, our
products, or mr property, wc should re
ceive in return money which is as stable
and unchanging in value as the honest- i
men can make it. Debasement of the cur- 1
rencv means destruction of values. Ko
one suffers so much from cheap money as
the farmers and laborers. They are the
first to feel its bad effects and the last to
recover from them. This lias been the
uniform experience of all countries, and
here, as elsewhere, the poor, and not tho
rich, are always t lie greatest sufferers from
every attempt to deliase our money. It
would fall with alarming severity upon
investments already made; upon insur
ance companies and their policyholders;
upon savings Wink* and their depositors;
upon building aud loan associations and.
their members; upon tlie savlngsof thrifts
upon pensioners and their families, anil
upon wage-earners and tho purchasing
power of their wages.
Vnlimitcd Irredeemable l'aper Money.
The silver question is not the only issue
affecting our money in the pending con
test. Not content with urging the freo
coinage of sliver, Its strongest ehamploßS
demand that our paper money shall be is
sued direct lv bv the government of the
United State. This is the Chicago Demo
cratic declaration. The St. Louis people 8
declaration is that "our national money
shall be issued by the general government
only, without the intervention of banks of
issue, be full legal tender for tho payment
of all debts, pnbllo' andorlvatc. and be
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