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bv the otlv eoneern thl mr
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ITS sVIMDMILL BuaiNBSS. We believe
maUI be knew wara.
How to Protect this Great
American Industry.
Converts an Ohio Wool and
Sheep Owner.
The following discussion between a
Boston wool merchant and an Ohio wool
grower presents new methods of protec
tion for wool that are vitally important to
all wool growers and manufacturers :
Grower: Well, if McKinley is elected,
the wool grower will receive ample pro
tion before marketing their 1897 clip.
Merchant: No, unfortunately they can
not obtain relief by high duties on wool
before 1901, possibly not then, unless fa
vorable silver legislation is enacted. A
majority pf the United States Senate, as
it now stands, will not pass a protection
bill which ignores silver.
G: But will there be a change in the
Senate that will give high tariff members
amajority? ; . ,,.
M : No, bat before 1901 ; that has been
very carefully calculated. If you wish
details refer to the Salt Lake Tribune or
the Denver News.
G: What are we to do? The outlook
is dismal now, even if McKinley is elect
ed. We must be protected.
M: Well, as we cant put high duties on
imported wools, some other method of
checking foreign competion must be ad
opted. G : But I have "always thought a high
tariff wsb the only way to protect Ameri
cans. What is your scheme?
M : I will explain briefly, and that you
may understand my idterest in this sub
ject, will state that twenty years ago I
begsn the Wool commission business, aft
erwards became owner of a woolen, mill
and a little later started a sheeo ranch in
New Mexico, Being at the same time a
wool merchant, manufacturer and grow
er, I have studied the matter from these
three standpamts. I have always voted
eTToTByTtie WilsonWman bill?
M: Not all. The decline in price of
silver (fully 25 per cent) after the Sher
man law was repealed (1893) is reeponsi
ble for much of it. Tbe contraction of
oar money volume and the consequent
decrease purcha ing power of our people
accounts for the largely increased im
port of shoddy.
Q: Most of this is news to me. As
you are a protectionist, why not apply
tbe remedy of high duty?
M: While silver remains at about its
present price between 65c and 70c, the
import duty would have to be over 100
Eer cent to equal the profit maile by the
ondon brokers on silver, and thus stop
his shipping wool here. Now so much
import duties would raise the cost of wool
to Americans to a point where most of
them would by obliged to substitute
cheaper cotton g ods. If the demand for
wool goods ceases because of high prices,
my factory would have to close.
G : Could you not export?
M: No, because I could not compete
with manufacturers in silver standard
countries, who ere given an enormous
artificial advantage by cheap silver.
G : Well, I have no factory, still, if ths
American manufacturer is handicapped,
he can't be a good customer for my wool,
so I wish to ondcrftand that phase of tbe
subject. Please explain.
M: The nations ueiij? silver alone aa
standard money contain 880 millions of
people. One ounce of silver bullion will
bay, on a average, the same Quantity of
leading com a o li ties as bef ore 1873, but it
will boy only half ss much gold When
a gold standard nation, for example the
United States, sells to a silver standard
nation, tbe bill ia payable in gold, and
this difference between silver and gold
mast be borne by tbe buyer that is tbe
silver standard purchaser looses the dif
ference in exchange. To avoid that loss,
the siver standard nations began to man
ufacture at home what formerly they
bought largely from the Unfed States.
The mischief did not stop there. For
mer customers became our competitors.
Japan for instance, increased her exports
of textiles from $611,000 to $23,000,000.
Even if we shut all foreigo wool out of
the United States, those silver countries
will begin to do just what Mexico has
they will manufacture their own wool by
labor paid in cheap silver and put their
goods on the market to undersell us.
G; Where does the "cheap silver"
come from ?
M: About half is furnished by the
United Slates, the rest largely by Mex
ico and South America. .
G: How cau it be made higher in
M : By opening onr mints to its free
coinage at a ratio of 16 to 1, (1.29 per
ounce, as before 1873.
G : But wouldn't we have to coin all
the cheap silver that these 880 millions
people own?
M: No, sir; because their siver is al
ready coined at a ratio of 15 or 15 i to 1,
that is, $1.40 or $1.33 per ounce, and they
would loose the difference between (1.29
per ounce and (1.40 or (1.33 per ounce,
also cost of transportation. Besides,
what would they do with silver bearing
our mint stamp ship it back or buy
gooda with it?
G : But a free coinage of sliver law
would give the mine owaer a large prof
it. M: Yes, to the successful ones; bat
they are just aa much entitled to helpful
legislation as we woolen men ; in fact,
that special plank for wool interests
which tbe republican platform contains
reads : "To all our products, to those of
mine and the field, as well as those of
the shop and factory, to wool, the pro
ducts of tbe great industry of sheep hus
bandry, as well as the finished woolens,
we promise the most ample protection."
That promises ample protection to all
American products, which includes sil
ver as well as wool. I regret that Mc
Kinley is not true to his past, or the re
publican party's past, or to this plat
form. G: How so?
M: He advocates a final policy that
shuts the mints against our own miner
als and compels the National Treasury
and individuals to borrow the products of
English gold mines and pay that rival
nation enormous sums for interest. It is
neither fair nor good policy to ignore the
silver miner. You can't discriminate
against him and not barm dependent in
dustries. We will help our wool interest
directly by giving the silver miner the
legislation he asks for ; and would also
help all other American farmers at the
same time and for the same reason. Our
wheat, cotton, etc., are exported in large
quantities and must compete abroad with
crops raised in silver countries, the cost
of producing which has been paid in
"cheap silver." The farmer and wool
grower are alike injured by the compe
tion. The wool grower has received Borne
help by high tariff, but no duty can add
to the price received for wheat or cotton
exported so the only '.ray to protect thoHe
is to rise tbe price of silver.
G : Yes I see how (1.29 an ounce would
hurt foreign competion and am glad you
made the point that high duties will not
increase the price of farm exports. Many
combine general farming and wool grow
ing and the information should reach
M : You see, then, it is practicable to
protect tbe gold and silver miner, the wool
industry the general farmer all by open-
Incr niir minta in fiilunr.
f I (4; Yna. hut I nnvflr iinnrntnrtjl ihn
subject before.
M: The foregoing are not all the ad
vantages which would result from the
free coinage. The benefit of gold and
silver mining are distributed more wide
ly than any othor industry. It competes
with no other. The opening of one fac
tory may close another, but we can't have
too much gold and silver, especially that
taken from our own mountains, The
product of silver and. gold mine s adds to
the permanent wealth of our country,
and by enlarging the volume of money
increases the purchasing power of the
people. The miner is the best customer
of the farm, factory and railroad, and as
he produces nothing that bo consumes,
all his needs create demand for labor in
other lines. It is stated by Carroll D.
Wright, I think, that each gold and sil
ver miner underground gives employ
ment to ten ether men, directly or in
directly. G : I can see that this industry creates
a demand for everything, and produces
the money to pay for it. But when this
government a fixed mint
price of (1.29 for our. silver, coins it, is
that not making "flat" money?
M : No more than by its fixed mint
price of (20. 65 per ounce for gold, regard
less of what it cost to produce, which in
some mines would be $2. and in others
HiAl Sfil oraCB.Wjiy favor oJd,and dls-
rim nsiH uunl nnvHr i
G : But would there not be an over
production of silver?
11 : My ranch being in New Mexico,
give me an opportunity fot practical study
of mining. I found it was for more dif
ficult to wrest silver from nature's store
house than to iocrease tbe wool clip or
coal product. Nature wedded gold, sil
ver, and other metals. Often silver and
gold are linked, very generally silver is
combined with lead, also copper and zinc.
Ail five of these metals are mixed io
many mines. So that every ounce of sil
ver produced means more or less of all
these others.
G: This conversation has been very
instructive. Lt me summarise it. That
legislation is bert which benefits tne
greatest numbur. You have shown.
1. That by opening our mints to silver,
as they are to gold, needed money wouli
be taken from American mines, and we
save the interest paid for the use of Brit
ish gold.
2. This miniog would pot in operation
dependent industries, and thus create a
new borne market for our fio ories and
3. A fixed mint price cf (1,29 per ounce
for silver would destroy the advantage
given competitors by cheap silver, i. e.
it would protect American farmers, man
ufacturers and labor at the expense of
foreign rivals, and not, ss does a hih
tariff, make all our people contribute for
tbe direct benefit of one claas.
5. That a bill imposing high duty on
foreign wool can't pass the Senate until
silver is restored to tbe place it occupied
for eighty years prior to 1873.
5. Therefore, the only way to restore
prosperity is to elect Mr. Bryan.
M: Correct. Although heretofore a
republican, I consider that party has for
feited all claims to my allegiance by
its radical departure from previous plat
forms. It is intensely humiliating to an
American when his party confesses that
tbe present harmful gold standard must
remain until rival nations consent to a
change. We enact a tariff and other leg
islation independently, and can choose
our monetary policy also, consequently I
shall support the Chicago platform and
vote for Mr. Bryan.
Highest of all ia Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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The "East End" as Reflected
By Our Exchanges.
He Loans Money, is the Reas
on he Gives.
Prof. J. 8. Henry has organized a
ladies' band at Heppner, .
Herman HeBsel contemplates making
a journey soon to New York City to meet
his parents, who are coming from the
"old country."
H. W. Weaver has disposed of his
blacksmith outfit at Weston to John
Fobs and James Mitchell, of Athena,
who will continue the business here.
A small second crop of strawberries is
being gathered in the Milton neighbor
hood. T. M. Hicsman picked a half
crate and sold them in Walla Walla at
ten cents per pound.
Hon. J. L. Killian, the well known
Vansycle wheat man, has gone to Ban
Francisco to obtain medical advice. Mr.
Killain has been much reduced by
stomach trouble, and is senrcely a shad
ow of bis former self.
The wedding of Miss Susie Still and
Mr. Cliff Overturf occurred recently at
the State hotel in Walla Walla. Mr. and
Mrs. Overturf left immediately for Fort
land, and will make their home in the
Willamette valley".
City Marshal Logan insists that boys
under eighteeu years of age must keep
off the streets after seven o'clock, and
warna parents that he intends to enforce
tbe curfew ordinance, The youngsters
are making themselves altogether too
Mr. Asa Overby, of Garfield, WaBh..
came down last week with the view of
purchasing one hundred or more last
spring calves. He has been disburden
ing bin pocket-book of late by distribu
ting his silver and gold among the farm
ers of this vicinity.
R. M. O'Brien was surprised recently
at hia Wild Horse home to note that the
red squirrels are as chirpy and playful ae
in the merry springtime. They may be
seen out in the sua shine, soampering
around In play or hunting food. It is the
first time these squirrels have ever made
their appearance exceot in spring, and
Mr. O'Brien would like to have some
weather prophet tell him what it means.
W. H. Fletcher, widely known aa the
"sawmill man," came to town Wednes
day on business. Mr. Fletcher has just
resumed operation with his big mill,
after a ten days stop on account of a
break-down, Meantime many logs were
piled ud for tbe benefit of the voracious
circular saw. Tbe mill will be kept run
ning as long as the weather conditions
Harlowe Richmond was in the city re
cently from Helix. He is just recover
ing from a sever Beige of typhoid fever,
which attacked several members of a
crew of harvesters of which be belonged,
on account of drinking i in mi re well water.
One of the men went to Gilliam county
awl. died there. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Itichuluid also euflored from the dis
ease. ' '
Will Johnson, fli of U. F. Johnson,
lost a finder at Fiivlew i'wra.-. on Wild
Horse, iast Saturday night. The ii'mV-t
before some intruder was heerd prowling
about the premises, and Will wont nut,
to take a pistol shot at bim, bwt the parly
decamped. Saturday night he wji in
the act of taking the cartridges out of the
piBtol, in order to put it away, when the
hammer slipped, exploding the weapon.
The ball passed through the third finger
of Will's left hand and then entered the
floor. In spite of the pain the plucky
boy rode on horse-back to town, and at
midnight reached here and had the finger
amputated near the band by Dr. Htiles.
It is now healing rapidly.
mh-tok eagle.
Mr. O. F. Monty, a former reeident of
this city, returned Wednesday from
Coeur d'Alene county where he hss hern
for the last two years, working in the
mines. He expects to bo with us for a
moath when he will return to the mines.
He reports times somewhat dull there at
present, also that there is scarcely a Mc
Kinley man to be found in Northern
Idaho, ,
Nelson Manela, an entorprininfl; young
man of Milton, is opening a store In Free
water next door to the postoffice to be
known as The Peoples Store. Ho will
do a general grocery business, and hamlla
alt kinds of feed, flour and hay. He slno
expects to put in a stock of gents furnish
ing goods coon.
Mr. W. H. Bailey returned the first of
tbe week from an extended trip on I ho
Snake river, where he had been in the
interest of the A. B. B. gold machine.
There were quite a number of hoirs
brought into market this week. The
price being paid was 2 couts,
Mr. Austin, while returning home with
a load of empty fruU boxes, ran into an
irrigation ditch near Mr. Reel's farm
about four miles below to urn, and was
thrown from t!ie wagon. The front and
bind wheel passed over his leg, breaking
" n an g I &a. nm
TOW' 'W i
it just above tbe knr Dr. A. W. Hill,
who was called to hi tit injured limb
reports the patient cettirg eLug as well
as could be expected
He Says He Turned from Bryan Be
cause He is a Money Loaner.
John F. Temple was interviewed by a
Pendleton reporter, and asked if be was,
as commonly reported, turned from W.
J. Bryan to Major McKinley.
He informed the reporter that he had.
Mr. Temple was asked to state succinctly
his reasons for giving up his advocacy of
of the principles of the populist party,
and taking up with the republican policy.
Mr. Temple put bis reply in few words :
"I am a money loaner, I have been
loaning money for the past 13 years in
Umatilla county, and now have out a
large amount due me on mortgages which
I hold. I am for a gold Btandard simply
for the reason that, as a money loaner, I
consider it to my interest to vote that
way." - .
Mr. Temple wan the nominee of the
populist party in Umatilla county laet
June for the office of county commission
er and was defeated by Henry Frazier,
democrat, who is now in office. -
Wages Reached Their, Highest Point
In 1878.
In an unguarded moment the Oregon
ian makes a fatal admission regarding
the rise and fall of wages and their pur
chasing power in this country. It quotes
from the often quoted report of the; state
committee in 1892." It admits that
starting with 100 in 1800,'.the purchasing
power of wages rose to 107 in 1873, reach
ing the highest point in that year. "They
fluctuated down to 140 in 1879," says
that paper, "and up to 160 in 1891."
No more powerful argument in thd sup
port of the coinage of silver has been
laid before the working m$n. The Port
land paper admits that Wages reached
their highest point in 1873. That year
silver was demonetized, and from 1873 to
1878. the mints were closed against sil
ver. In that period wages fell from 107
to 140. Then the Bland silver law was
paFsed, and from 1878 to 1890 the United
States had liberal coinage of silver. In
that period wages rose from 140 to 160.
In 1890 the Bland law was repealed and
the Sherman law substituted and in 1893
the Sherman law was repealed, and the
mints again cioseu against silver,
Every wage earner knows what has
transpired since 1893. There has been a
frightful fall in wages. That which fol
lowed the demonetization of silver in
1873 has followed the second demonetiza
tion of silver in 1893.
These are impressive facts for the wage
earner. They are all the more impres
sive coming as an admission from one of
the leading ndvocotea cf the single gold
standard. Spokesman- Review.
Another Smart Woman.
My husband is poor but proud and he
does not want me to work, as I have
nothing to do I got reetlens, and after
reading in your paper Mrs. Kusaoll'a ex
perience selling self-heating fiatirons I
concluded I would iry it. I wrote to J.
F, Casey & Co., St. Ljuis. Mo., and they
treated me so nicely that I felt very much
encouraged. As soon as I got my samplo
iron I started out, and sold 8 irons the
firet day clearing $12. I have not sold
lees than eight any day since, and one
day sold 17. I now have (220 clear
money, and my husband does not know
I havo been working at all, but I am
afraid ho will be mad when I tell him.
Have I done right or nbould I quit work
and leave him to struggle alone. ,
' An Anxious Wife,
You are doing just right, your husband
should be proud of you, go ahead and
show (he world what an enerjietic woman
can do. That self heating iron muBt be
a wonderful eeller, as wo hear of bo many
that are succeeding selling it.
A Stage Driver Killed. ,
Last Thursday night at 7 :lo the driver
of the L-mj-c flrv if-.Pfe, when about one
irirViiiit frir',7r.h:'i Vw'. ft with a fatal
eccidont, 'ni.ys the -Oay.ori Oity Nw8.
Ji'fit. haw the iWaiiyr vwnrrJid ia f ir. tfiv '
a matter of conjocliI?aJ'tba.J.'.t. -.MUr
very iltu-k, fttid it ia PCf-pod tii(' Mvvt
part of the barner brct.-tm lnw, fctt-'V
Ing one or both of kurj?!- ,fh -fr.
ahead, and tbe tongua .-of tihu vr-iv-le m
drop down. Tbe horeos, w.'ii v.tid.
probably became frightened, and BtuLji
to run away, At ;.!l events they came
into John l)ay w'.: bout any rig or driver.
A search party at once started up the
road, and noon came to the overturned
vehicle. About 20 feet away the driver,
Frank Evans, wan found in an uncon
scious condition. lie was conveyed to
the home of hii grandmother, Mrs. O.
Lewis, and mei"l aid summoned. An
examination r- v mled a ba'ily fractured
skull. Every.' that medical skill
could devise wh. 'one to relieve tbo suf
ferer, but all to i eflVct, He did not
recover conscious oss, and died Satur
day morning.
i nai wonaerxui unurni
I want to add my tostiraony to the list
of those that have uaed the Lightning
Cham, It does all that is claimed for it,
you can churn easily in one minute, and
got a large percentage reo.-a. butter than
with the common churns. I -never took
the agency for anything before but bo
many of my neighbors wicnted churns,
that I ordered 30 and they are all gone, I
think in a year every farmer will have a
Lightning Churn ia fact they can't afford
to be without one as they make so much
more buttor, and a good little bit of
money can be made in every township
soiling these chorus By writing to J. F.
Casey &Uo., St. Iouie, Mo., you can get
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