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THE DALLES, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1895
BLACKBURN ON SILVER
Kentucky's Senator Declares
' for Free White Metal.
HE CHALLENGES HIS OPPONENTS
They Are Asked to Openly Declare
IhtmitWei Upon the Question
at luu. .
Louisville, April 20. In an inter
view published in today's Courier-Journal,
Senator, Blackburn, in unmistaka
ble terms, outlines his position on the
silver question and boldly throws down
the gauntlet to his opponents for similar
candor on the same subject. With his
usual aggressiveness the senator almost
dares his opponents to meet him on the
issue he represents, and it may be as
sumed the issue will be promptly ac
cepted. The senator has written with
his own hand the statement of the posi
tion on which he expects to stand or fall
in the senatorial race. He declares his
position as follows: ,
; "If I have heretofore shown any indis
position to. be interviewed by the daily
papers of this1 city, it has not been be
cauee of any purpose to conceal from the
people my views on anjr, public question,
bat. because I was aixious to avoid, if
possible, a perversion and distortion to
which my utterances have generally' (of
course, unintentionally) been subjected.
I never had, I have not now, and I
never intend to have, any secrets in
politics. I am at a loss to nnderstand
hpw any one, especially in Kentucky,
can remain in ignorance as to my senti
- xnents upon the silver question if they
' feel enough interest in the matter to de
sire such information.
"For the last twenty years, in con
gress and on the stump, anywhere and
everywhere, I nave earnestly and per
sistently insisted upon the restoration
of the silver metal to that place in the
money system of the country which it
held . prior to the passage of that disas
trous act of demonetization in 1873. It
there is one man in public life in all the
country whose views on the subject were
entitled to be known to all men by rea
son of his acts and utterances, I bad
reason to believe. I' was that man. Upon
this subject I . have never held an opin
ion or made an utterance that I have in
the slightest degree altered or modified
in all these years. Yet, if there is still
any uninformed who desires to know
my views I will reiterate them in the
shortest space possible by saying I am
in favor of opening the mints ot this
country- to nnlimited coinage of the sil
ver metal on an equality with the coin
age of gold. I am opposed to monomet
alism and Just as much opposed to silver
monometalism.. Without reservation, I
am a bimetallist. ' I want and mean to
continue to insist upon the use of both
metal b on even terms as the redemption
money of this country.: -1 would be glad
to see this result brought about by the
action of an international conference,
provided it could be done without delay.
I am opposed to this government wait
ing for any such conference to act. Our
experience with suctr agencies has not
been such as to give us either confidence
or hope of the attainment of this pur
pose. Upon the contrary, our partici
pations in. such conferences have, in
their very barrenness, become farcial
h. "In ; 1796, this country, with only
3,000,000 of people, was bold enough to
, prove itself able to discard the monetary
system of Great. Britain and establish
one of its own, which for nearly 100
years met every demand and stood every
strain that the growth and development
of the country 'put-upon. It. I believe
. the destruction (entailed upon us ' by
this demonetization policy) of one-half
of our redemption money has contribut
ed more than any cause to this shrink
age of all values ; the depreciation of all
property ; the stagnation of trade; the
paralysis of industry:. .. the financial
troubles in which we now find ouselves.
While the restoration. A silver to its
place of unrestricted 'coinage and un
limited legal tender function may not
prove a panacea for the ills that we now
suffer, yet .1 am convinced it will do
more, and. go further in that direction
than any one piece of legislation that
has been'suggested. I have an abiding
faith in the capacity of this metal to
work out and maintain its permanent
parity with gold, provided the .oppres
sive hand of the law is removed, and the
mints of the country thrown open to its
coinage. I believe, and always did be
lieve, that the act of 1873 was an uncon
stitutional measure. I believe that the
act of 1873 would have been so held by
the supreme' court of the United States
had not partisan spirit dominated the
action in that case. This conviction I
have stated in debate on the floor of the
senate as broadly as I pat it here.
"1 agree with Daniel Webster, who,
in bis day, and even to this day, was and
is still held to be something of an au
thority as a constitutional lawyer. He
declared the constitution of the United
States made gold and silver the redemp
tion money-of this country, and that
neithor congress nor any state had any
rightful power to substitute any other,
nor to destroy either . the one or the
other of these metals. If congress had
the power to demonetize eilver, it must
be conceded that it had the same power
tojdemonetize gold. ' It has seen fit to
exercise this assumed power as to one of
these metals. Had it exercised the same
power over the other, under the anoma
lous and somewhat embarrassing condi
tion, they would not have obtained any
money at all. If they could strike down
half they could strike down all.
"I am in favor of the restoration of
the silver metal at the ratio of 16 to 1,
believing, in the. light of an experience
that covers a century, such ratio will
establish and maintain permanently the
parity between the' two metals. . ' I be
lieve we should take this action at the
earliest day possible, -independent ot the
policies or views - of . other . nations. I
have abiding faith in the ability of my
country to establish and maintain its
own monetary system, as that which I
cherish in its ability to defend its own
soil from invasion; or its institutions
from assault. In my judgment, we are
as independent of foreign dictation or
domination in the one as in the other.
"In August, 1893, when the bill pro
posing to repeal the purchasing clause of
what was known as the Sherman act was
before the senate, I said, in a speech,
then and there, that I wanted the right
of coinage for the silver metal, and that
without limitation ; that if seigniorage
was what my opponents demanded, I
was willing, not as a matter of fairness
but in a spirit of compromise, that the
government should take 10 or 15 per
cent, or 20 per cent, or even 25 per cent,
of. the silver bullion presented for coin
age ; or that if the question of ratio was
what was troubling, I was willing, not
as a matter of justice, but . in a spirit of
compromise, if 16 to I was not accepta
ble, to take 17, 18, or 19, or even a ratio
of 20tol. But .the opponents of this
metal -were not to be placated by any
concessions, either on the line of in
creased seigniorage or advanced ratio.
They had destroyed the metal by a pro
cess that has never been, in my opinion,
successfully justified, and from - the
hours of its taking effect until now, they
have never been willing that it should be
reinstated. Let those who will seek to
distort and pervert the issue pending,
the effort will fail. ; The American people
are not. to be thood winked or deceived
further. - They are at last thinking, and
the result of their investigation will vin
dicate the right. No employment of
catch phrases will determine the popu
lar. verdict.; ' ,The people are' rapidly
coming to know that the issue before
them is not gold monometaliem upon the
one side and eilver monometalism on the
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
f. fill fUJ '
pre me "
Some advertisements do have that .
tendency. So do some people, and
some books. Nevertheless bright
people understand that the adver
tising columns now-a-days carry
valuable information about things
new and good. Such is
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Common sense teaches that a pure
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other, but it is rather a contest between
the- advocates of a single gold standard
upon the one hand and those "who de
mand the use of both silver and gold
upon the other. ' -
"For one to claim that he is a bimetal
ist, coupled with the condition that bi
metalism is to be brought about only as
a result of an international conference, is
a mere evasion of the situation. That is
simply the work of the lawyer who files
an affidavit for a continuance.
"My friends in Kentucky, I am sure,
know my position upon this and all
other public questions, and are satisfied
with it. . Now, if there, be one upon the
list of the announced candidates for the
senate who will avow himself an oppon
ent of silver coinage and an advocate of a
single gold standard, or, in other words,
who is in accord with the views held and
advocated by your paper, and will so de
Clare nimseli, 1 will ask and urge ; every
friend of mine in Kentucky holding
these views, and who, in spite of that
fact, is now supporting me, to withdraw
bis support from me and give it to the
candidate who is bold enough to make
uch a declaration ; but ' I apprehend
that no one -of these worthy gentlemen
will make such an avowal unless he
couples with it an announcement of his
withdrawal from the canvass. If this be
true, if no senatorial candidate will
espouse or accept your - views, what ad
vantage comes to you by continuing a
war upon me, because of my convictions,
unless yon are able to find on that liBt of
aspirants, some man who stands on your
platform?" ' ' ; ' ' '- ' : ' ;
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