Plattsmouth herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1892-1894, September 08, 1892, Page 4, Image 4

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famous author-editor, and politi
cian died yesterday at his home in
New Vnrk.
Noiiiipy has as yet detected Gov.
Hois throwing i.p his hat for Cleve
lainl. Tin' Governor knows that
it if not a Cleveland year.
Til li rt-pu 1 I ifji ii county conven
tion occurs just ont1 mouth from
today at Weeping Water. There
the ticket will he nominated that
will carry the day in Noveiuher.
THAT democratic western corrup
tion fund jjthw slower than ever
Hie Grant monument fund did. It
may amount to something hy ''X,
liilt will he of no use for V
T II K Asaitie cholera has at last
crossed the Atlantic and is now
vigorously knocking at the port at
New York for entrance. Kvcry
precaution is being exercised to
stop its spreading.
At the meeting of the state Ve
puhlican league at Grand Island
yestenlayan enthusiastic meeting
was helil, the old officers re-elected
nnd Omaha designated as head
quarters for the state league.
M. fiKKiMi is an adniirerof J. Sterl
ing Morton. Mr. Morton has no
use for Mr. Ilryan. Morton ami Ger
ing will receive more votes in Cass
and Otoe counties than will the
apostle of free silver, which causes
the worships of Hryau to weep.
To those who read the eloquent
Mr. Gering speech delivered at Lin
coln, they will notice that not one
sylable was tittered concerning
Silver Hilliam Hryan. Theelotpient
Mr. Gering ignored him all the way
through, hut paid a high tribute to
Governor Hoyd.
TllK Journal now claims to have
wanted Morton nominated for
governor. It did not want any such
thing, and for the very good reason
that Morton's nomination means
the certainty of Hryan's defeat and
Bryan's defeat will nearly prostrate
the big editor of the Journal.
TllK llEKALD again calls the at
tention of The Journal to the fact
that the Hon. Matthew (icring does
not endorse the silver plank upon
which the lion, llilliain Silver
Hryan is supposed to he running.
Neither does J. Sterling Morton nor
Frank 1$. White. Of course demo
crats do not like to have facts pre
sented to them, hut republicans occassional!)-
feel compelled to refer
to them.
Mk. Hkyax proposes to devote
his attention principally to the
rural districts. lie has 8,(HH) alli
ance members among whom to cir
culate, ami he is preparing a
speech for their especial benefit.
It will be chiefly composed of re
marks about the burdens of the
tariff and he need of more money
in general circulation. If Mr.
Hryan will show how more money
can be put in inch vidual pockets by
a theory which would increase
competition in farming communi
ties and thus lessen the prices of
farm products, he will have ac
complished a greater feat than that
of squaring the circle.
Ix a speech at W.iveily. Iowa,
Senator Allison fired the first gun
and among other good things said:
"What shall I say of our candidate,
President Harrison, and of his ad
ministration? What need be said
of him as our candidate':- In the
presence of the American people
his character, his ability, his
achievements, his patriotism, his
prudence in the great place he oc
cupies, and his integrity, are all
recogni.ed and appreciated. Hi
administration of our great affairs
has been so wist', so patriotic and
successful as not only to merit, but
receive the encomiums of political
enemies ns well as that of political
irieniis. iraiKi-iatner s nat, so
conspicious in the begining, is lost
in his own distinguished person
ality in the administration of our
nllairs and in his every public ut
terance. Political friend am! foe
alike agree that under his guidance
our (jountry has not been ami will
not be dishonored at home or dis
credited abroad."
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The seJrt t of the decline in siUer
is a very simple one, s.i s 1 he Si.
I.oiii-t ( ilohe-Dcmoi Tat, and it has
nothing whatever to do with legis
lation lr or against the use of that :
metal as money. There is more
silver in the world than the world
requires, and consequently its !
value depreciates just like that of
any other product under like cir
cumstances. A report recently
issued by the Geological Survey
allows that during the lastteu years
the production of silver has in
creased from .f IC.IHIII.IKHIO to $7( l.i UK ,-
( per year in this country; and
there h is been a steady increase in
other countries as well. The total
annual production of silver in lTU
was only $'d,iKKi,mi), whereas in lvm
it was !?171.KKi.iKHJ. There has been
no corresponding enlargement of
the demand to meet this greatly in
creased supply. The consumption
is limited, ami when more isolfered
than is needed the price goes down
in obedience to a natural law that
ii ) statue can set aside. It is ini-
possidle to maintain the value ot
my article when it becomes so
ihuiidanl that it can not be' readily
absorbed in the operations of com
merce ami industry. Silver is low
for the same reason that cotton is
ow because it h is been produced
at a rate surpassing the wants of
society. It was the same with corn
a few years ago, when the crop was
so large that the market was over
stocked and purchasers made thcir
own price. The rule holds good as
to everything that is bo'ught and
sold in the world.
If the free coinage men would
open their eyes to the fact that sil-
r is simply one of many products,
subject like all others to variations
in value in accordance with the law
of supply and demand, they would
understand that all artificial pro-
sses for keeping up the price
must prove futile. They havea for
cible illustration of this fact in the
present silver law, which has cer
tainly not served the purpose, as
t ley expected it would, of prevent
ing a decline of the white metal.
The price of silver has kept on drop
ping, liceausc the producliou of sil
ver has kept on increasing. That is
the main truth about the matter.
It is useless to theorize ami specu
late upon a subject when the f.icts
are accessible. I he reason why
gold is preferred as a stand
ard of value ami a basis of
currency is the fact that the pro
duct does not materially vary
from year to year. In other words,
the supply never exceeds the de
mand. The world has use for all
the gold that is mined, ami the
niformity of its production main
tains its fixed value. In 170 silver
was thirty four per cent of the
world's output of the precious
metals, ami it is now about sixty
per cent. It is folly to suppose that
the value of an article which is in
creasing so rapidly can be pro
tected against depreciation by any
legislative device. All attempts of
that kind have failed and further
experiments are useless. The price
of silver will begin to advance
whenever the volume of pro
ductions begins to decline; ami
those whom it concerns might as
well accept the fact in a philosophi
cal spirit, and stop trying to make
themselves believe that it is not
The New York World is attempt
ing to inaugurate a hurrah cam
paign after rainbows in the west,
ami is obtaining subscriptions to a
considerable democratic campaign
funtl for that purpose. Its reasons
for doing so are not reassuring to
the democratic cause. Says the
"New York is a doubtful state at
b.'st. More than l.aou.iHHi votes for
presidential electors will be cast in
this state on the Mn of November.
Y ho can foretell the result'r Cleve
land's plurality in lM was only
1,017. Harrison's plurality in lss
was only llt.lH)'.'. The assumption
that either can rely safely on a plu
rality in I Si ill is absurd. Conditions
a, nl men's minds may change be
tween now and November and give
to the one or the other an over
whelming majority. Hut this is
only a remote possibility. There is
every reason to believe that New
York will remain to the day of elec
tion a doubtful state.
"To blind ourselves to this obvi
ous fact would serve only to crip
ple the pat ty in its struggle for su
preinacy." That means that the democrats,
having no hope of New York state,
are looking to the still less hopeful
west to save them.
"lti something for your party" is
the plea of Pulitzer of the New York
world as he sits on Hroadway with
his hat in his hand begging lor
money to buy the west. Then came
along that wicked Hill democrat
named Peck to drop his report in
the hat. It was meaner than giving
theoltl begger a hit of suspender
TllK nomination of the eloquent
Mr. tiering seems to have cast a
dark shadow over the enthusiasm
of the Hryan apostles.
Though the dispatch about a new
chemical bomb that can be carried
safely in the pocket, ami when
needed be exploded w ithoilt danger
to the .operator, may be a canard,
the heart of every anarchist will i
thrill with joy, from the mere pn- i
sibility of tin' fads being as Mated,
says the Chicago I uli-r Ocean. Any i
instrument of death that can be
used successfully against another
without danger to himself is in de
mand by the cowardly hounds that
call themselves anarchists.
Cowardice is the essential basis
principle of an anarchist. It is as
impossible to make an anarchist
out of a man of true courage as it is
to make a lion out of a hyena. De
sirous as they are to olfer the wide
world a sacrifice to the noble faith
to which they hold, these miscre
ants take care to keep their own
precious skins from harm. They
preach destruction and make haste,
when opportunity presents itself, to
destroy, but a more contemptible
lot of cravens could not be imag
ined than these loud -mouthed reds
when danger confronts tlu-ni.
They are so wanting in all the ele
ments of manhood that they
haven't even that counterpart of
courage that the suicide evinces.
There is not one I.ingg in a
thousand of them, and when they
are caught in their nefarious prac
tices bellow and whine and snivel
like whipped children. Therefore,
not having the necessary bravery
to take ordinary risks in putting to
act their warfare against order,
these pusillanimous dregs of alleys
and the gutter put what beggarly
ii.telligence they have to the in
vention of infernal machines that
may be used without involving
them in any s,irt of peril.
Anarchists are a sort of human
vermin. They are foulerthan sewer
rats anil more disgusting than the
lice that feed upon them. They are
not merely social pariahs, they are
the sclf-pullutingexcreta of society.
They are dangerous, just as cholera
is dangerous, and they are just as
threatening because they are ju-t
as intangible ami insiduous. Hut
as social pests they have been tri
lled with too long.
The law has waited for overt acts
before proceeding against them,
ami as the acts of anarchists never
are really overt the law has made
little progress toward exterminat
ing them, am! these hares that bur
row in dark places have actually
come to believe that they are mak
ing headway in undermining the
social structure. It is time a more
thorough and less scrupulous
method of eradicating them were
adopted. The public utterance of
anarchistic notions with a purpose
to encourage their promulgation fir
operation should be sufficient rea
son for imprisoning these worse
than maniacs.
Anarchists in the very fact of
their being anarchists forfeit their
right to live free in the society they
wish to destroy; ami as the life of
one honest citizen is worth more
than the lives of a legion of anar
chists preventive steps should be
taken to defend the life of the citi
zen against the insane folly of n
bomb-throwing and bomb-planting
anarchist. We shoot down mad
dogs in the street but the mad dog
is entitled to a thousand times more
pity than one of thess despicable
sneaks who play the p irt of an as
sassin without taking any of the
assassin's risk.
Tihisij "big republicans" of the
News claiming to be such only in
private-have as yet remained
silent in their alleged newspaper.
A genuine republican is neither
afraid nor ashamed to say he is a
republican at any and all times.
1 1' is a very gratifying fact to the
republican that with the exception
ol his special organ- The I'latts
nioiult Journal - the democratic
newspapers are paying a great deal
more attention to Morton ami Ger
ing than to the eloquent Mr. l'ryan.
As the contract for the labor of
Tennessee convicts is released, it is
found that there is no place to con
fine the convicts, and there seems
."lothing to do but turn them loose.
This will hurt th-' republican
chances of carrying Tennessee if
t!iey are allowed to vote.
WllAT is the reason all democratic
slump speakers ileal in theories
and not in fact-': In his speech in
accepting the temporary chairman
ship of the state convention the
eloquent Mr. Gering, all through
his speech, instead of referring to
facts referred to theories.
Official statement by William S.
Holmaii, chairman appopriations
committee of the house, August S:
The orator at the Grand Iui'isd !
b-agiie convention was probaby the :
best ever heard on a similar occ.i-
sion in the .Mate of Nebraska, says '
the Lincoln Journal. There was
nut a dull speech delivered during
the whole evening, and not a speech
that was not punctuated time and
tiincngabi with the most vigorous
and enthusiastic applause. The
republicans called on their leading
men at random as they saw them
on the stage or iithe audience, ami
the result was a banquet of oratory
that would attract attention in any
state of the I'liion. The party has
reason to be proud of the public
speakers that have been developed
in the past and are now being de
veloped by the friction of close and
exciting campaigns. The
at Grand Island show that the cen
tral committee will not be obliged
to go out of the state to secure
spell binders of the highest ability
ami potency.
TllK New 'York Sun says:
"Whether Mr. Peck's conclusions
aietrueor not we are unable to say,
but we trust they are true. We like
to see everything improving and
happiness on the increase. Yet we
are unable to see why Peck's fig
ures should have any effect either
way upon the presidential election.
The issue of the force bill and
negro domination is infinitely more
important than all questions of
wages or tariffs." The Sun, as most
people know, is in favor of a protec
tive tariff and is therefore obliged
to accept the force bill as an issue.
It is doing its best to awaken pro
found public apprehension upon
the subject of negro domination,
but noboby has shown any ex
citement thus far.
Mattiihw Gkivixi; has opened his
bureau and is perfectly obliviousof
the democratic discomfort he has
occasioned in certain quarters of
Cass county. Matthew intends to
lie well up to the front of the pro
cession and expects all disgruntled
democratic men and brethren in
Cass county to jump into the sweat
box without undue hesitation.
When Tin; Hkkai.d advises our
common enemy of that which is
foreordained from the beginning,
that enemy should have its lamps
trimmed, for The IIkkald cannot
afford to mislead even so credulous
an organization as the Cass county
Jkkky SiMl'Sox came very
nearly being mobbed in his
own district in Kansas when
Judge Hotkiu quoted from an arti
cle in which he hail intimated that
times were so hard with his people
that "men sell their honor, women
their virtue, children become crimi
nals and outcasts." Simpson tried
to explain that his reference was to
people in New York and Uoston, but
the article, which appeared over his
signature in the National AA'atch
man of May 2d, does not show it
Thf. fall term of the public school
opens Monday morning. The
familiar chimes of the school bell
will be heard at the usual hour.
The teachers are all ready and anxi
ous for work, after a pleasant vaca
tion. With the exceptions of one or
two Prof. McClelland's corps of
teachers is the same as last year.
The indications are that the at
tendance will exceed that of the last
Ik The Jourtial is anxious for the
success of the republican party, it
could do nothing better than to
send the apostles of Gering and
Hryan out to stump the country.
Such orators as Chas. I). Grimes,
(iuy Livingston and I). O. Dwyer
would help roll up a larger major
ity for Judge Field than was ever
known in Cass county. Send them
It is confidently claimed by the
democrats that by the time the
campaign is over Cleveland can
cany Iiiu-.zartl's Hay and there is
still the expectation that Adlai
Stevenson can carry Decatur, III.
Tiik free silver apostle will speak
in this city September (5. Then will
come J. Sterling Morton and mash
the pet hobby of the eloquent
young man No 2.
Asthecorn in Nebraska grows
taller democratic free-trade calam
ity howlers' hopes grow shorter.
'A killing frost" is their sole de
pendence now.
It is now given out that if Cleve
land and Hryan are elected Colonel
Charles Whaleu Sherman will be
I'nited States marshal of Nebraska.
Ilow is William 'e iuingv Hryan
going to get around those lies he
told last campaign
TllK new Jfr, ) school building
will be ready for occupancy by No
vember 1.
In his annual report Labor Com-1
misMoner Peck, a democrat ap-j
pointed by Governor Hill, says: j
"The returns from ti.mii) manufac- !
turers in New York state show that
the McKiuley bill has increased the
wages of the workiugman;" and
further says:
"I rather expected my report
would cause some comment, but it
is all nonsense to call it a political
document. I started this inquiry
in December, lS'.K), so you see there
was no thought of the present cam
paign in laying out the work. The
tariff question was taken up be
cause it has come to be one of the
greatest moment to the working
men, in whose interest my bureau
was established. Now, I am a dem
ocrat a Hill democrat, if you will
and I began this inquiry with the
belief that the result would vindi
cate the democratic tarilT position.
The first returns came from the silk
industry and were pleasant to my
way of thinking. Hut I am free to
admit that the report on the whole
is not in harmony with the demo
cratic platform, so far as the tariff
is concerned. However, my duty
as a state official is to repor: things
as I find them, not as a reckless
partisan should like to have them
construed. There is no political
bias about any of my reports, nor
do I believe there is in any of the
reports of any labor bureau in the
country. All I can say is that the
statements of my reports are based
on actual confidential letters, re
ceived froin(),Ml representatives of
wholesale manufacturers of New
York state. The result shows me
that the leading democratic speak
ers on the taritT are in error as to
the effects of the McKiuley bill.
The figures in my report speak for
themselves, and there is no getting
away from them."
A VKkY prominent democrat, and
who is now an office holder, as
sures TllK llKK'ALD that Mr. Hryan
cannot secure the votes of the busi
ness men in the democratic party.
"In the first place," says thisgentle
nian,"Hryan isgettingto be entirely
too big for his breeches. In the
second place, sensible Nebraska
democrats do not want this state
represented in congress by a man
who continually harps that we are
bankrupts and that our farmers
are principally engaged in putting
mortgages on their farms because
they cannot raise crops sufliciently
large to pay expenses. We are
.NOW endeavoring to induce eastern
capitalists to invest there money in
Plattsmowth and Cass county. We
know that we have one of the most
prosperous and productive counties
in the ccuntry and that with manu
facturing industries established at
our doors and employing laborers
at good wages, we will remain just
as productive and a great deal more
prosperous. Any school boy with
a thimbleful of brains knows that
much. And yet, here goes Hryan
and his democratic friends and
argues that America can not manu
facture goods, but must pay some
foreigner for doing it, and that we
shall doing nothing better than the
people of India raise wheat and
com and trade i to Kngland, Ger.
many and France for their manu
factured products. When such
stuff is advocated by democrats I
think they have forgotten Jefferson
and Jackson ami I am therefore
against them.''
TllK Atchison Globe waxes
pathetic over the waste of talent en
gaged now in the calamity cam
paign in that state. It points out
how great the benefit to the state if
these picturesque howlers could be
induced to fill a long felt want by
hiring themselves out to the farm
ers as scarecrows to protect the
com crop.
In good time this information
will be materialized. After the
next election the pay of these jaw
smiths will be stopped and they
can be employed at reasonable
rates for the useful purpose de
scribed by tlie Globe. Kverything
comes to the farmer that waits.
WllKX Kditor Sherman intro
duces his corps of tarilT reformers
Messrs. Walling, Dwyer, Grimes,
Gittsche and Livingston before the
footlights, other people who are not
informed (':) on the economic ques
tions will hunt their holes.
I'm: Hryati-Sherman program,
which means the former for con
gress and the latter for V. S.
marshal, does not suit the amis in
this town.
TllK watch dog of the treasury
from Aurora, Indiana, must see
blood upon the moon from the
manner in which fie has stuck his
tail between his legs and Iiowls.
A rude shock has recently been
given to legitimate trade as well as
speculative values by the alarm re
garding the introduction of cholera
to the country. The curtailment of
commerce anil the cancellation of
orders must have been of large
proportions, as many instance
have come to light where weste
and southern buyers turned b;t
from the eastern markets, J
sooner did this dark cloud begin i
disappear than the financial woi
w as taken by surprise by the expor
tation of .'.iXKi.iKMi gold to Europe
and that, too, on the anniversary of
the day when the yellow tide
turned to our shores last fall.
All the statistics show an actual
increase in business in progress.
Money was never in more ample
supply, and at reasonable rates of
interest, although the tendency is
toward higher figures. It is stated-
that in all lines of manufacture tb
consumption of material is great
1 i r ...
wian ever ueiore, nnil the deinanu
has rarely proved more pressing.
The clearing house figures fail to
show such an almost unbroken
line of increases as has been the
case of late, there having been a de
cided falling off at New York, and
several leading points in the west.
I,,, iv ,i, ii ni; io in is in nit' wesi. f . j
In the speculative world ther
id for many weeks been a stead; f
lvarice all along the line in stocks7 I
advance all along the li
provisions and prod
tidiice. The 1
era and the 1
fright about the chol
advance in interest rates were two
prime factors in forcingliquidation
on a grand sc.-.le in several markets,
from which process will arise con
ditions much mere healthful for the
The democrats who seek to make
an issue of the force bill and to
place it in the front in the canvass
are finding more opposition in their
party than they expected, says the
St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A large
and steadily growing element to
the democracy think that it is a
blunder to attempt to conduct the
campaign on this line, and contend
that the real issue is the taritT. Un
doubtedly this is logical and the
honest view of the situation. This?
is the only line on which the
parties can make a clean-cut and
well-marked division. The tariff is
an issue that is always with us.b
and on which each party haj
placed itself on record in such a
way that neither can dodge or
shuffle. It is a question of perten
nial ami uuiversal interest, to be
discussed next year and a quarter
of a century hence,and to command
the attention of the people of all
conditions and in every state. The
Fifty third congress will consider
it, as most of its predecessors did
and as many of its successors will.
In comparison with this issue the
so-called force bill was merely th
question of an hour, and that hour
has long since passed. Republicans
defeated the scheme and republi
cans will prevent its revival. Not
one republican out of ten is now in
favor of any such measure, and the
opposition to it would be even
greater than this if an attempt
should ever be seriously made to
bring it up. The force bill project
is as dead as the alien and sedition
laws or ns the slavery extension
The democrats who are telling
their party to drop the force bill is
sue and to conduct the campaign
on the vital issues of the time are
sagacious enough to see that there
are no conquests to be made on
this pretext. F.xcept among a few
democratic papers in the east and
south, the question is not men
tioned or considered at all. The
great body of the democrats in the
west have ignored it all along. The
scheme never found favor with
western republicans, and conse
quently western democrats, know
ing that it can never again come
into the domain of practical poli
tics, take no interest in it one way
or the other. In the south, of
course,' the absurdity of the anti
force bill propaganda is becoming,
apparent from the fact that the ne-'
groes are dividing, and most of
them are going over ti) the demo
cratic side. 1'uder these conditions
such a scheme loses its sole reason
for being, and the men who were
formerly its champions and pro
moters would now naturally be
come its enemies, Circumstances,
therefore, will compel the democ
racy to retire this force bill spectre
and to bring up something which
the people can take some interest
in. Hence the tariff will ,aVe to
be brought to the front, as it was in
and the campaign will be
waged o this issue. If the people
are, "s the republicans contend, sat
istie.l. on the whole, with the Mc
Kiulcy act, the canvass Uus. year
will res,,!, as the one four years Hff
!'! H'.t if, on the other hand, the
act does not meet with popular an.
, v i.-eiauu and lnH
iti legam power. ()
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false or
ueati issue will be
owed to pro-
ject itself into the
v" 1 me campaign. llt
ii'M.on which is as ! as" 1,V v
eminent and yet which i!r .' i
uallv 1 1 1 w . . . 'V . Pi'rpci
Hi.. . . 4"'V' wm i''"u.and
M HOIl ,11111
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judgment of the masses.
Hoik L. r. c.enung of Hastings,
in., was in the city last night.