The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, September 9, 1898 Page: 2 of 12
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I Ib tb« Caldwell prntoAcs M *e-
SVC. AR TRt 'ST IMPERIALISM.
MiHiuippi Valley Democrat.
The sugar trust will control
the New York convention, and,
tlirough Croker and his associ-
ates, will insert such a plank as
inserted in the Texas plat-
as the result of the work of
«lawyers taking «fees from im-
That is to he expected. New
York state is completely controll-
ed! by the plutocracy. In Ohio
however, Chicago platform de-
mocracy made a strong rally, beat
the trusts and adopted an em-
phatic declaration in favor of
Cuban independence and against
imperialism. And in Texas the
democrats of Mr. Bailey's district,
learning how they had been sold
out, repudiated the sugar trust
clauses of the state platform and
renominated Mr. Bailey on a
straight democratic platform,
declaring openly ana strongly
against the imperialistic conspir-
acy. The meaning of this whole
business is shown in this table of
the annual output of the chief
ftOg-ar producing countries in-
Porto Rico 58,000
Total for proposed first grab 1,538,000
If brought to this country as
raw material for the refiners of
the trust, this sugar, if it gives
them a profit of only a cent a
pound, would net them annually
*3,176,ooo, in addition to enor-
mous profits they make under the
Naturally enough, as pluto-
crats, accustomed to bribery and
fraud, they are ready to buy every
politician who is for sale. But
they can not buy the democratic
party as long as it has men like
Bailey, Bland and Bryan to lead it
If you don't believe the expan-
sion idea is but the bubbling over
of enthusiasm on account of our
victorious arms, just wait a little
while and see how long the idea
will last with democrats when
the country has turned from war
to business.—fiaicsiillc Messen-
For twenty years or more it has
steadily declined in price, and now
the army worm, Mexican weevil
and boll worm have become so
formidable that a crop is out of
the question. We have no assur-
ance that it will be any better for
some years to come, and if we
should be permitted to produce it
it will be a waste of precious
effort, as it is worth nothing at
best. A crisis has surely arisen
with the farmers of our country.
Will they stop and reflect and
start upon another course while
it is yet time, or will they drift
with the cotton crop into inevit-
able pauperism?—Cmtrv Star.
Thr Galveston platform demands
that all public printing should be done
in the «fate. Here is a pointer for
cotnmisaioners' court* in Texan. They
should compel county official* to give
their order* to local printer* instead
of outaiders. when price and quality
are the aame. Richmond Coaster.
Unte** the demand could be made a*
indicated, it will prove of *ma!l utility
to country pnbli*her*. Same, at prev-
ent, prevent* St. Louis and other big
citie* competing with wholesale Tex a*
houses, who in turn, out of the profits
thus «ecured, will squelch the local
printers by giving county officials free
passes to Galveston or elsewhere, free
oyster roasts, free excursions on the
bay, handsome presents, etc.. and the
people foot the bills in the increased
prices for stationery. Thi> is a natter j
the country printers of the state should :
look into, and, if necessary, go before !
the next legislature and have a law
passed against public officers receiv-
ing present* or free trips from parties
who are after public work. The mat-
ter is not one of special concern to the j
Item, wince it has no grievance as to
Walker county printing being sent off
getting a fair slice of it at conse-
quent benefit to the people but for
the benefit of the press of the state in
general we have deemed it opportune
to speak out. Huntsvillc Hem.
Lucky are you. brother, in that
you don't refer to your home
county. If you did, your honor-
able county officers would declare
you were trying to run the whole
business to suit yourself. The
matter will be fixed, we believe,
before long. Tiie commission-
ers' courts will probably never
be prevailed upon to do anything,
but possibly a legislature may be
convinced of the justice in the
Is selling Dry Goods, Groceries, Country Produce, and every-
thing else contained in our large and well assorted stock of general
merchandise, cheaper for cash than they have ever been sold in
Caldwell. There are so many bargains that we can not put
them in print without a whole newspaper, so we invite you to call
and let us show them to you. As an illustration of the prices
we are making read the following:
We want to buy your Country Produce and will pav you the
highest market price for same, and sell you goods at less than
market prices. We want all your chickens and eggs. Bring
id your eggs while there is a good demand for same.
J. H. ALEXANDER, Mir.
Mk. Bailey seems to be worry-
ing quite a number of the gold-
bug and mugwump editors of va-
rious sections throughout the
United States. However, Mr.
Bailey need not worry. A few
years hence will show what there
is in territorial expansion. -
It is interesting to learn,
through the medium of the press
dispatches, that for a few mo-
ments the other day President
McKinley was in the tent of a
dying Spaniard, and when he
emerged tears were in his eyes.
We would be very much pleased
to learn how our good, kind,
christian president found the
time to be with a dying Spaniard
and shed tears over the mournful
acene, while there are so many
hundreds of American soldiers
and soldiers' widows and orphans
and soldiers' sisters and sweet-
hearts. who need what little com-
fort may be gotten out of heart-
felt sympathy. The tool of the
plutocrats would satisfy a great
many people by an intelligent an-
•werto this plain question.
Cattl.i£ are ready cash; wool
and wheat are ready cash. The
who sticks to the belief that
it the only money crop will
fll s pauper's grave.
The Chicase Platform.
Mississippi Valley Democrat.
The interstate commerce com-
mission, in advance sheets of its
annual report, just issued, places
the outstanding debt of American
railroads at $10,639,074,000.
After Wall street secured the
panic proclamation against silver
from President Cleveland, a ma-
jority of the roads representing
this enormous inflation of over
ten thousand million dollars were
thrown into the hands of receiv-
While their stocks and bonds
were thus forced down to the
lowest point by tha president's
attack on silver, they were bought
heavily by Knglish capitalists op-
erating through the New York
syndicate of which J. Pierpont
Morgan is the leading represent-
Morgan has since been actively
at work reorganizing, with Kn-
glish money, the railroads which
were so skilfully bankrupted by
the foreign speculators whose in-
fluence secured the panic procla-
mation against silver.
As the agent of the Rothschild
syndicate and other foreign in-
vestors, Morgan now represents
a greater power in America than
the Goulds and Vanderbilts com-
bined. With Ilanna of the steel
trust, Havemcycr of the sugar
trust and Whitney of the Stand-
ard oil trust, he is the supreme
power in shaping the policies of
the McKinley administration.
The amount of the stock and
bonded debt of the «reorganized
railroads of America now held by
English speculators runs into the
thousands of millions.
It stands for an inflation of from
two to five dollars on every dollar
of actual cash originally invested,
but the foreign speculators, who
force us into panic to «bear our
markets, not only demand pay-
of dividendo and interest
Promised to nay me out of the proceeds of
1HE FIRST BALE OF COTTON V
You sold this season. If you have
forgotten it. allow me to "stir up your
pure mind by way of remembrance."
I need what you owe me. I want
your trade and mv prices are very low,
W. T. WOMBLE.
on the full face value, but they
demand it in gold.
When we attempt to remonetize
silver, so that we can have money
to do business with at home while
our gold is being drained to Kng-
land to meet their exactions, they
call us «cranks, «anarchists and
«repudiationists; and, finding
that these epithets lose their po-
tency, they employ agents to lure
us with promises of militar y glory
and opportunities to jo:n l')nglish
tories in schemes of oppressing
and robbing the helpless of the
Americans arc on trial now as
a people and as leaders of civiliza-
tion. If Chicago platform demo-
crats stand firm for honesty and
justice, we will have everything
to hope and nothing to fear. And
they will stand firm!
A Wood Cut.
When the Cameronian first
heard of George Byrne and his
independent candidacy against
Hon. K. L. Henry for congress,
its editorial mind asked itself the
question: Who is George Byrne?
Lately we saw his picture in the
Post. He has a Bill Nye looking
head— it is bald, at least - and he
wears a turn-down collar and a
black string necktie. He neither
looks like a «tin horn gambler
nor a Methodist preacher, but re-
port says be is a newspaper man.
If he is, he deceives his looks; but
we reckon he is. The advertise-
ment under the picture says so,
and we reckon it must be true.
The piece below the cut snys, in
effect, that George Byrne, Ksq„
¡sanative West Virginian; that
be has a college education; that
he first read law, but bis «uctive
mind would rtbt be content with
the dry results of legal lore, and
he chose the more arduous task
of wrestling with a lead pencil
and Dan'l Webster's dictionary
st fifteen cents a wrestle in s
print shop. He tackled the thing
first in a Virginia country t wn,
busted and came to Texas, leav-
ing his tent for other hands to
fold. He has served time on the
, Dallas News, the Houston Post
and at present is «in the bus-
iness at Waco. «Kver a demo-
crat, says the picture, «he serv-
ed the party faithfully until
there he drew the fine. Free
silver, the income tax and a- free
and happy American people was
too much for Byrne. He comes
from those who have declared:
«Hang the people: let the people j
take care of themselves! the
advocates of the single gold stan-
dard. This is the Byrne that is
in the race for congress against
«Our Hob, on a «otind money
and territorial expansion plat-
form. Poor, dear George! He
mav not be «so small, yet there
is little douht hut that he will ¡
make a «hanging indention.
hplirtir 10, mm. via Santa fm Imita, j
to Earalui Spriaft an* Salara.
From Galveston, #7..V); from Hon*- '
ton. Rosenberg, Hrrnham. Temple anrt
McGregor. f>: from Morgan. S*.U0; :
from Cleburne, Dallas, Parmersville, |
Celeste, Wolf City, Honey Grove and
Ft. Worth, OA; from Gainesville,
Tickets will be limited to return to
Heptcuibcr IS, but may be extended to
thirty days from date of sale upon de-
Kisit of ticket with the ticket agent at
ureka Hprings and payment of an
additional charge equal to the differ-
ence between amount paid and the
regular one-way rate. Call upon the
Hauta Fc lgent for particulars.
W. R. Kkknaíc. G. P. A.
More Sheep eed less Dogs.
Texas Farm and Ranch.
In Texas a man may ride all
day among the farms in many
sections without seeingor hearing
the bleating of a sheep. As there
is no kind of stock more profit-
able oo the average farm than
«beep, this is not as it ought to
he. This snimsl is ss nésr self*
sustaining as a goose, and al-
though it ought to be fed when
hungry, as everything else
should be. it requires but little
feed and thai is more than p. i<! f< t
in the weeds destroyed and the
manure dropped. If farmer*
would eat more mutton and les-
pork, there would be a material
saving in druggists' hill* and
dot tors' bills. A money saver
as good as a money maker, and
the sheep on the farm is both.
More sheep and fewer dog?
should be kept on the farms.
Your doctor knows all about
fboda and medicine*
Tha next time you see him.
' Just aak him what he thinks
of God-Liver OU with Hypo-
phoapbliee. We are wUliug
to truat taa'hla answer.
For twenty-five years doc-
tora have preacrlbod our
■mulalon fbr paleness, weak -
i neaa, nanrous exhaustion, and
fbr all diseases that cause
i lose In fleeh.
I ta creamy color and ite
pleaaant taste make it es-
pecially tiaeful fbr thin and
i delicate children.
No other preparation of cod
i liver oil la like It. Don't lose
time and rfak your health by
mat awn a maawij" w
haa atood tha test for u
, quarter of a century.
ami ft no; «II tfrugftlm. .
•COTT I HOwihl , ClMtnlMt, S«« Voffc
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Rust & Joiner. The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, September 9, 1898, newspaper, September 9, 1898; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169206/m1/2/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.