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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1895)
The Weekly Journal
C W. SHERMAN, Editor.
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Six months, in advance, . . .
Three months, in advance, . .
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Rates made known on application.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, lS9o.
Entered at the postoffice at Plattsmouth, Ne
braska, as second-class matter.
"I am clearly of the opinion that gold and sil
ver at rates fixed by congress constitute the le
gal standard of value In this country, and that
neither congTess nor any state (under the con
stitution) has authority to establish any other
standard or to displace this standard. "-Daniel
"According to my views on the subject tneeon
spiracy which seems to have been formed here
and In Europe to destroy by legislation and oth
erwise from three sevenths to one-half the me
tallic money In the world is the mot gigantic
crime of this or any other age. The consumma
tion of such a scheme would ultimately entail
more misery upon the human race than all the
wars, pestilences and famines that ever oc
curred In the history of the world." John U.
Carlisle, in 187$.
Mr. Carlisle's recent speeches
have only had the effect of convincing
the public that a great man has gone
Tnis country has an American sys
tem of government. AVhy not have an
American system of finance ? Must
we ape monopoly-ruled monarchy ?
There are those who suspect that
Mr. Rryan of Nebraska is encroaching
on the presidential preserves of Mr.
Morrison of Illinois. Chicago Record.
It is a fact that will bear remem
bering that with the democracy of the
west and soutli united for bimetallism
they would have a majority of ICG in
the national convention. The gold
standard people cannot possibly
change a majority into a minority.
An immense meeting of laboring
men held in Omaha last week roundly
denounced the U. S. supreme court
for its decision remanding Debs and
his compeers to jail. Government by
injunction leaves labor bound in chains
by any and every corrupt court in the
Now thatDorgan has been paid an
enormous price for the stuff left him
by Mosher at the penitentiary there is
a prospect that the board of public
lands and buildings will proceed to let
a new contract, and Dorgan may get
back there again. Such i3 republican
The example set by the democratic
seceders of Nebraska last year in set
ting up a bolting ticket showed the
disposition of the administration advo
cates. They were bound to ruin if they
could not rule and it foreshadows
what maybe expected of the same
crowd in the next national convention.
June 17 is a memorable day in the
hearts cf all patriotic Americans. It
is the 120th anniversary of the battle
of Bunker hill the day when the
proud Rriton was convinced that
American patriots were in earnest and
that they wonld fight to the ls3t in
their determination to maintain their
The supreme court declared the in
come tax unconstitutional and from
the Kentucky court of appeals comes
the decision that banks are not liable
for municipal or local taxation. It
looks like all the burdens of the gov
ernment are to be placed upon the
poor and that capital is to be pro
tected from paying its just share.
If the republicans think they can
hold the membership of their party to
gether by "sawing wood" and taking
no action on the burning issue of the
hour the money question the party
leaders may wake up next fall to find
themselves in a minority in the county,
state and all over the west. They
cannot afford to join the worshippers of
the golden calf, for if they do they will
be sure to lose.
The democrats of Cass county are
almost a unit in favor of bimetallism
at 1C to 1, while half the republicans
are of the same mind. Now, why
wonld it not be a good plan to make
an aggressive'campaign on that issue.
There is no sort of doubt but a big ma
jority of the Cass county voters are for
free coinage. If other minor issues
were dropped and all who believe in
bimetallism were to unite their ticket
would win "hands down." What do
you think of it ?
MIt. It K VAN IN LOUISIANA.
A state mass convention of biraet
allists was held last week in New Or
leans, attended by some 5,000 people.
The meeting was addressed by Ne
braska's free coinage champion,
and this in part is what the
Times-Democrat says editorially of
him and his effort:
"Hon. W. J. Hryaifs speech was a
masterpiece of eloquence, the happiest
combination of argument, pathos and
humor. New Orleans has heard many
of the world's famous orators, but none
have excelled and few have equalled
the brilliant speaker from Nebraska.
To llnd his counterpart we have to go
back a half century to the days of Sar
gent Prentiss. For nearly two hours
he held the closest attention of his au
dience, and when he stopped they
cried loudly for "more," as though they
could not get enough. This speech
and its effect on the audience is one
that cannot be described, but those
who were present and heard and felt
it will remember it all their lives. Its
convincing arguments, its clear expos
ure of the question, were followed by
humorous, enlivening anecdote, ami
then Mr. Iltyan was back on the sub
ject of silver, showing how the very life
of the country hung on the movement
to set right the crime of 1S73. If the
brilliant young Nebraskan does not re
turn to his home with the most pleas
ant remembrances of his reception in
New Orleans it will not be the fault of
his audience, and if he is not elated
over the effect of his oratory on tho
people of this city he is the most mod
est man in the world."
Mr. Watterson of the Louisville
Courier-Journal has given out the pre
diction that ;;0,(H) to -10,000 democrats
in Kentucky will bolt the party and
vote the republican ticket this fall if
they adopt a free silver platform.
Doubtless Mr. Watterson, the man
who two years aso declared it as his
shibboleth that "One thing is certain,
we must stand by silver," will be
among these democrats who w ill be
tray their country for the Mammon of
Wall street. Leastwise he has been
drifting that way ever since his friend
Carlisle surrendered his manhood to
become secretary of the treasury. If
there is any truth in Watterson's pre
dictions the democracy of Kentucky
must turn their attention to securing
recruits from the republican ranks,
and there is no doubt it can be done if
party lines are loose on one side they
will be down on the other, and that's
where the light will come.
The Chicago Ilecord has been for
two weeks taking a vote of the free
coinage question among the legal
voters of Chicago. The question voted
on is: Shall the United States open its
mints at once to the free coinage of
silver, without legard to other nations,
and at a ratio of 10 to 1 'i The vote
thus far cast is: yes, 0,001; no,:5,0Itf.
One man writes, as his reason for vot
ing no on this question, that, "A signi
ficant thing to me in this issue is that
bankers and others having to do di
rectly with money matters, areopposed
to the policy which the silver men are
urging." Yes, that is very significant.
It is also significant that every labor
organization in the country, and
nearly all the farmers the men who
by the sweat of toil earn the money
which the "bankers and others" make
their money from, are for free coinage
A csreat convention representing
sentiment on the money question was
held in Memphis yesterday, which was
not dominated by the banking fra
ternity, nor its policy dictated by the
office-holding element. Its delegates
were from all parties and twenty-five
states were represented, and it is un
necessary to say it declared for the free
and unlimited coinage of gold and sil
ver at 10 to 1 by the United States, in
dependently of any other nation. Not
so much money was spent in prepara
tion for It as for the recent gold stand-
are convention, but it was a much
greater and more representative gath
A few days ago the Lincoln Jour
Eal printed an editorial explaining the
method adopted by the French gov
ernment to protect its gold reserve and
i i i
Keep us goiu anu silver coins on a
parity. It was a very simple process.
The bank of Franco represents the
government, and it exercises the option
of paying bills presented in either gold
or silver, and it positively prohibits the
drawing of gold out of the bank for ex
port. That is the whole thing in a
nutshell. It never has any trouble.
A similar regulation by our govern
ment would keep silver on a parity,
and prevent gold exports. If Wall
street kept its hands off affairs at
Washington there would be no trouble
on the subject of the currency.
Subscribe for the Weekly Jour
nal $1 per year, if paid in advance.
advance: in wages.
There has been a very marked in
crease in the rate of wages within the
last fifty or sixty days in this country.
More than 230 firms and corporations
employing 170,000 men have raised the
wages of their employes, and in all
these cases, except three or four, such
increase has been made voluntarily
without any demand on the part of the
It is significant that more than nine
tenths of the concerns that have thus
advanced the wages of their men are
engaged in some branch of the iron
and steel industry, and many of the
rest are engaged in some form of
woolen manufacturing. When the re
ductions of wages occurred in 1892 the
charge was made that the necessity for
such reduction was occasioned by the
expected change in the tariff, and when
such change came, in the shape of the
present law, the decline in business
and the consequent reduction in wages,
or the entire suspension of manufac
turing, were cited as proof positive
that the repeal of the McKinley law
and the adoption of a new law was des
tined to bankrupt the manufacturer
and impoverish the American laborer.
It is singular also to notice that
while the advance in wages has been
made, with few exceptions, in the iron
and wool industries, it was in-these
very industries that the greatest re
ductions were made in the present law
over the McKinley law. In schedule
C (including iron) the reduction was
37.37 per cent and in schedule K
(woolen 'manufactures) the reduction
was over 50 per cent, and yet those in
dustries, which it was charged would
be ruined by the reduction of the tar
iff, are the very first to advauce the
wages of the workmen employed.
The plaiu fact is that the charges
made by the high-tariff advocates and
the disasters that they declared were
certain to follow the tariff reductions
have been proved to be imaginary.
This shows that as a factor in the In
crease or fixing of wages the tariff is
not important; that wages depend far
more upon supply and demand than
upon any such artificial stimulus us
raising the customs duties. Chicago
Kecord, independent. ,
Tin: fact that the valuation of lauds
in Cass county for the tecent assess
ment only averages about $7 per acre
is well worthy of comment. There
never was a more transparent fraud
perpetrated under oath than that. At
one-third valuation this would place
the value at 521 per acre. It is a well
known fact that acre property in Cass
county averages, on sales made during
the past year, fully ,"0 per acre, the
county over. But here we have a lot
of men, presumably as honest as the
average, at least, who give out to the
world an assessment, based upon one
third rate, upon a full valuation of
$21 as the full value of the lauds! Is
It not a transparent fact that these as
sessors have perpetrated a fraud, and a
fraud under oath at that? Here they
have assessed lands at less than one
seventh of their true value in cash,
while all the land owners of the county
have stood by and consented to it; in
fact, they apparently unite in electing
men to the position of assessor who
will promise to make the lowest assess
ment. Suppose a man, in any of the
precincts, were to 0 before the people
with the declaration that he would as
sess property at its true value, or even
one-third of it, do you suppose he
would get votes enough to elect him?
Let somebody try it once. It seems
that year by year this process is not
only going on, but is getting worse.
Is there no remedy?
This newspaper stands for honest
money; honest money as defined by
the democratic platform upon which
Grover Cleveland was first elected to
the presidency of the United States.
Namely: "Honest money, the gold and
silver coinage of the constitution, and
a circulating medium convertible into
such money without loss." At the
time the constitution of the United
States was adopted the Spanish milled
dollar was the unit of value and the
first act passed afterward on the sub
ject of money creating the mint made
the silver dollar the unit of value that
is what is needed now to make the
Oh yes, you want a dollar that is
worth a hundred cents on the dollar
the world over. Have you ever heard
or known of such a dollar except from
the men who run your party and do
your thinking for you ? A piece of
gold coin of this country of the same
weight and fineness of an English gold
coin will not be taken at its face rep
resentation in any place in England.
The banker will charge you so much
for exchange and you must pay it.
You can't have a dollar worth one hun
dred cents the world over and you had
better get one you can use at home and
just let the rest of the world take care
of itself. On a gold basis you will
never have enough money together to
go abroad to spend it and what need
) ou care whether England or any other
nation consents for us to make our
own money or not. We gave old Eng
land a couple of sound thrashings
without her consent, now why ask her
consent as to what we shall make our
monevof V- Ex.
The News has discovered that Mr.
Bryan has ruined himseif again; this
time it is in the south - where he de
clared again that if the single gold
standard were adopted by the next
democratic national convention he
would not support the ticket nomi
nated. He said substatially the same
thing to the democratic state conven
tion at Lincoln in 1893 -and it didn't
ruin him. Mr. Bryan was ruined sev
eral years ago, and every since then
his success has given the News editor
The rebellion in Cuba is becoming
more serious every day. The rainy
season is on there now, the govern
ment troops can move but little, and
yellow fever is attacking the troops in
a serious way, while Gomez is pushing
his chances in a vigorous way. Presi
dent Cleveland has forbidden Ameri
cans taking a hand in the affair by
proclamation. Spain already has some
$20,000 troops on the soil of Cuba, but
they are harmless for months while
the wet weather lasts.
TnE monetary convention of the
west and south held at Memphis last
week was attended by some 20,000
people, including delegations from
twenty-seven states and was a great
success. Its platform, or declaration
of principles was adopted containing
the strongest argument for free coin
age ever framed. The venerable Sena
tor Steward speech was a startling
presentation of lacts that were unan
swerable. It takes Omaha geuerosity to get to
the front. There's Ed Haydeu, for
instance. He offered S10O 80 vnd f 50
for the first second and third prizes in
the great bicycle race, made 53.5(H)
clear off the enteiprise, and then put
off the third prize man, who made the
race interesting, with a $15 watch.
Put a beggar on horseback, will yon ?
Thkkk Hii't a proposition now put
forward in favor of the gold standard
by the Chicago Tribune that you can
not find an answer for in the 1S7S files
of that same newspaper.
N Kit It. SKA 1 1 A I I K N I N M.
The state prohibition convention
will meet in Lincoln July 3d.
The Platte river in said to be higher
than it has been for many years.
The Ancient Order of United Work
men now claims 19,000 members in Ne
braska. Three new business houses have op
ened at Shelby since the rains visited
The assessed valuation of Otoe
county shows a decrease of $203,292
over last year.
Fremont will open proposals for the
construction of its own electric light
plant June 2G.
Pawnee City has a school girl that
has neither been absent nor tardy at
school for eight years.
Frank Wichman, a Madison county
farmer, fell dead from apoplexy while
plowing corn in his field.
The Free Methodist revival has
closed at La Platte. A number of
conversions are reported.
The Syracuse cob pipe factory now
employs twenty-seven men and pro
poses to enlarge immediately.
Louis Dundi, a young son of Chris
Dundi, living four miles south of He
bron, was kicked to death by a vicious
The city of Lincoln has been com
pelled to dismiss fourteen of her pub
lic school teachers and cut the wages
of those remaining.
Sixty feet of Missouri Pacific track
at Pauline, in Adams county, was
washed away by the flood of the Lit
tie Blue river during the recent rain.
A Bailor of Chapman left his dwell
ing house out of doors one night and a
frisky cyclone demolished it. Generous
neighbors contributed $200 to help him
The total number of newspapers
published In Nebraska is 014, of which
thirty-three are dailies, one tri-weakly
seven semi-veeklies, 632 weeklies,
seven semi-monthlies, and thirty-four
The Wayne Democrat says: There
is one eighty acres of iorn not far from
Winside that up to thepresent writing
is mortgaged for $1,454. It is evident
that this man has faith in the produc
tiveness of Nebraska soil.
Part of the remains of a child were
found beside the Fremont, Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley railroad near Chad-
ron. It is believed that the child had
been killed on board a passeufier train
and thrown out of the window.
Nellie Yerkerson, a Heaver City nirl,
was killed by the accidental disc harge
of an old-fashioned muzzle-loading
rifle. She was handling the weapon
when it was discharged, driving the
ramrod entirely through her body. She
lived a few hours.
Richard Woods, u young English
student at Gates college, Neligh, was
drowned Saturday evening in the Elk
horn river. He could not swim and
got beyond his depth. Woods, who is
twenty-one j ears of age, and a younger
brother came to this country two
years ago to seek their fortunes.
The northwestern part of Adams
county is experiencing a genuine mad
dog scare. Two men have been bitten
and compelled to go to Wy more, where
a mad-stone was applied, and over
forty head of c.tttle belonging to one
man have been shot, after showing
symptoms of hydrophobia. Every dog
in the neighborhood has been killed.
Two young ladies of Ashland had
an exciting experience last Saturday.
They were picking berries in a pas
ture near that city, when a vicious
bull took af;er them, and they weie
compelled to take refuge in a tree.
The animal was greatly enraged and
kept the young ladies treed for about
an hour, when they were rescued by a
couple of fishermen.
Niobrara Pioneer says: While mak
ing a gun trade with a man from
Lynch, Hill Orr pulled the trigger to
show its good qualities, and it went
off, giving a spectator standing back
of the man a Mesh wound in the right
arm. Orr made the man a present of
the gun on the promise that he would
help the wounded man out with his
work, and the damage was satisfied.
The prohibitionists of Cass county
are hereby called to meet in mass con
vention at the G. A. It. hall in the city
of Weeping Water Friday June 27, at
3:30 p. m., for the purpose of electing
delegates to attend the state conven
tion to be held at Lincoln July 3 and 4.
and to transact. other business proper
to come before convention.
E. W. Muiii.K.-. Sec.
W. (). Tickdi;, Ch in.
This is the best t ime of the ear to
paint your hou.se. barns and fences.
F. G. Fricke Co , keep a fuM stock
of the best prepaid! paints in the mar
ket, at low prices.
(It-ring A: Co..
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sell the Munyon
Close Your Eyes
To Quality and the world is full ot
cheap things, but with your eyes
wide open the real good thincs are
few and far between. When we buy
clothing we look sharp for quality
and workmanship; if you buy clothes
here they're right no matter how
little you pay for them they're
WE made a little purchase last week from
one of New York's way-up clothing mak
ers. Its not going to revolutionize the
clothing business it will not even change
the map of the world but it will simply
put in your way for 8 or to days the chance
of getting a bang-up fine suit of clothes
at a price that would be an impossibility
under ordinary circumstances.
Men's fine all wool salt sack or frock style,
nut a suit worth less than f") a ml up to $15.
all latest fabrics nud cuts; iu this nle
$4.75 and $6.50
Men's very flue and nobby suits in silk mix
tures, fancy cashmere and imported clays
that regrularly retail for flS to t'J5; in this
$9.50 to $12.50
Boys' all wool knee pant suits, sizes 4 to 15
years, have double breasted coats; vur
t.?5 to $3.75 suit in this salo r?
Children's washable suits, sizes 3 to 8. - r-
alltl.25 and $1.75 grades at OC
Odd knee pants, sizes 4 to H y ears, all wool I
fabrics, 5oc and 75c values for three r- !
days only at .iJs
Ladies' Waists 19c.
We Lave divided our entire stock of wash
waists into three lots which embrace almost
our entire stock.
Lot 1 at 9c, unlaundered.
Lot 3 at 48cf laundered.
Lot 3 at 89c, laundered.
These waists are the very newest troods In
the market, full sleeves, pointed, yoke back,
etc., and are being: sold at less than coot to
We have made a similar division of our silk
waists. Three lots:
Lot 1 at $2.69.
Lot 2 at $2.95.
Lot 3 at $3.95.
The varieties and styles of these waists are
no numerous that we cannot go Into details;
but everv dollar vou invest in them will
bring you two dollars worth.
CHILDREN'S LAWN DRESSES 69c.
6 to 14 years, fast colors, and were made to be
sold at f 1.25.
We have un elegant line of calico, nercule
and gingham dresses equally low.
8-4 bleached sheetlntr. lie: 9-4 bleached Hhtet.
Ing:, 16c; 0-4 unbleached sheeting, lie; UM un
bleached. 15c: 4-4 Arrow brand. 5c: shlrtim-
5c and 8c; best, 10c; canton flannel, WVtc.
REDUCED PRICES ON GROCERIES
Rousted or reeu coffees at lUUc and 22lic
worth S5c to U5c. ,c'
iiest tea values on earth In evorv fl: vox ...,
auallty at 2$c, at 35c, at 40c and uu to 5'Jc per
I6th and Dodge.
The Singer ManTg Co.
54L First Awards,
r.f liiiT thehinreH number of awards n.tuln-d
hr hiiv exhll.ir.jr kii'1 more than donhle ti.o
numher received l.y all other Si'Winir " ''In
eoniptinlt-H. Award received on the follow mi,
Family Sewlm: Muclilm?", V. S. No. -'.
I. K. '. It. an 1 single Thread Automatic
Chain stitch Machine. Sewing .Machine
OhMii' -tn, Art Knd.roid.MNs, I.ucck Oir
tain. I phoNtery, Artintie Furnishings,
Sewliur hii'I Kmhroidery, Tapes-try -Machine
AiMt i:t wnr.l. coverlntr machines
fur manufacture In every line where a
ewini? Machine :-m le iied on Wool
Cotton Hii'I ."-lil: Cloth. Knit Wood
Leather, etc.. for Ornamental Stltchfnu
Mutton hole. Kyelef. Hrrlnir, over
wninlm,'. Staying, etc.
The Singer M'fg Co
"All Ovortlio World."
!j,ucl:iK St.. Om;llii4
DR. A. MATTHEWS,
Tlio Painless Dentist.
Weeping Water, Nebr.,
Make Specialty of Fine (Jol.l Filling. i'j'.
nri'l Force!. tin Crown-, Uri-le work, etc
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