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The Weekly Journal
C. W. SHERMAN, Editor.
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
One year, in advance, $1.00
Six months, in advance, 50
Three months, in advance, 25
Rates made known on application.
Entered at the postoffice at Plattsmouth, Ne
traska. t second-class matter.
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1S95.
"I am clearly of the opinion that gold and sil
ver at rates fixed bj congress constitute the le
gal standard of value In this country, and that
neither congress 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 tnecon
piracy which beems to have beeji formed here
and in Europe to destroy by legislation and oth
envie from three sevenths to one half the me
tallic money in the worl-i is the most 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 1878.
All Europe joined in congratulat
ing Germany on the opening of the
canal into the Baltic sea at Keil, and
the emperor is again in high feather.
Plattsmouth is one of the nine
towns in the state in which the salary
of the postmaster has been increased
during the past year. Fremont with
her free delivery only held her own.
4,I would rather be a private in the
rear rank of citizenship than to wear
the eppaulettes of a colonel in the gov
ernor's staff of the state militia."
Edgar Howard of the Papillion Times.
All the European financiers are in
a squabble to see who will secure the
Chinese loan although China is and
always was on a silver basis. They
are only too anxious to take the silver
security she offers.
The opponents of free coinage argue
that it would bring an era of better
prices, and then they spend a great
deal of time trying, in vain, to make
people believe that better prices and
better times are not equivalent terms.
At last accounts the federal office
holders had the balance of power
among the democrats of Kentucky.
They have fired their last shot, how
ever, and will be beaten at the next
convention, hands down. It was so
last year in Nebraska. It will be so
everywhere next year.
Laidlaw, the man who was used by
Mr. Sage as a shield, when years ago
Norcross threw a bomb intended for
Sage and injuring Laidlaw, has finally
in the fourth trial received a verdict
for $40,000 against Sage. Sage didn't
know when to let well enough alone.
He should have been content with the
former verdict of $25,000.
That the free-silver sentiment in
Missouri is strong and influential is
shown by the fact that the silver wing
of the democratic party bids fair to
succeed in its attempt to force the
state central committee to call a con
vention similar to that heldat Spring
field under the call of the Illinois demo
cratic state central committee.
The fraudulent concern calling it
self the "sound money democratic
league of Nebraska' have scattered
cards all over the state on which is
printed the sentence, "Will you
become a member ? If so write "yes in
the above blank, sign your name and
address and mail to Fred Vaugn at
Fremont." The democrats of Cass
county are not tumbling over one
another to join the office-holder's own.
It was stated as a fact or expressed
as an opinion by Mr. Gering, in his
speech to the Turnbezirk on Saturday
that not two per cent of the Germans
in America were for free coinage. In
view of the fact that all three of the
legielative bodies of the German em
pire have voted in favor of an inter
national conference demanding free
coinage it is a little strange that the
German emmigrants to America should
not have progressed along with their
brethren who remained in the Fader
land. If this proposition is true it is
time that they should study the ques
tion, so that they can keep up with the
procession. A study of the question,
eliminating prejudice, would unques
tionably put the German Americans in
harmony with their fellows in Ger
many as well as the native Americans
in favor of bimetallism.
HOT? THE VALUE OF GULP IS FIKDf
This is the fact that by the Peel act
of 1844 the price of gold is fixed by
This act, passed July 19, 1844, com
pels the bank of England to pay t3,
19s, 9d for every ounce of standard
gold presented at its counter, and is
what keeps the price of gold stable all
over the world, at$lS.92per ounce, less
carriage and insurance.
By the provisions of its charter the
Rank of England is compelled to pur
chase all the gold bullion brought to it
at $18.92 per ounce.
This statement can be verified by
reference to Chamber's encyclopedia
or Encyclopedia Britanica ninth Aru.
edition, 1S93, page 485 On the same
page they will find that the "case of
silver is somewhat different, the bul
lion being purchased by the depart
ment at its market value." Now what
becomes of the argument so glibly put
forth by Carlisle, Cleveland & Co.,
about the price of gold being fixed by
Providence, or by tacit agreement
among nations? It completely knocks
out Dr. Depew, who stated in his De
troit banquet speech that "there can
be but one standard of value, and that
is a metal which will bring the same
price; whether it is in bar or has the
stamp of the government upon it."
On the contrary, the Bank of England
which under the prevailing system reg
ulates the price for the whole world, is
compelled by law to pay a stated
amount for all the gold brought it.
But, they tell us, the price of neither
gold or silver can be fixed by law. The
governors of the Bank of England
probably know better. Thus, we see,
gold must be bought at the law-made
price, regardless of its market value,
while silver is left to the tender mer
cies of supply and demand.
It is as clear as daylight that the
law, by naming both the price and the
buyer, when the latter is responsible
like a government, with practically
unlimited resources, can fix and main
tain prices, notwithstanding Secretary
Morton's dictatorial declaration that
"mere statutory enactment" cannot
do such a thing. The British law fixes
the price and names the buyer. The
buyer is the British government, a cor
poration of unlimited credit and re
sources, pledged to pay $18.92 for every
ounce of standard gold presented at its
bank of England counter. But it does
not pay that amount in gold, it pays in
notes. Evidently, therefore, the real
thing of power, the redeemer, behind
both the gold and the notes, is the
credit of the British government. Now
the advocates of free silver coinage in
this country are not asking that the
government should do for silver what
the English government has done for
gold force the .payment of a specific
price for bullion by law. They simply
ask that silver be given the same
chance with gold in the market. In
other words that it be not discrimi
The universe is governed by law and
governments are organized by men.
Now if the people are civilized and en
lightened they will not formulate laws
to oppress mankind, but on the other
hand will establish a circulation
(money) that will be ample and suffi
cient to meet the obligations imposed
on the people by the legislative powers
that be. If it can be shown that the
people of the United States have suffi
cient gold in sight to pay and settle the
obligations of all its people at home
and abroad, then whatever you see fit
to make it, give it to me and I will
take it. L. G. Todd.
The Cass county Tribune, published
by the Tribune publishing company,
has made its appearance. It looks
well typographically, professes to be
printed in the interest of the republi
can party, and doubtless if its promot
ers can induce the adherents of the g.
o. p. to believe that they want such a
publication it may become a fixture.
A3 the republican party has outlived
all the usefulness it ever had, and is a
mere relic of the of the office-hunting
mania, it much depends on the hope of
office presented to itschampionsthatis
to hold it together, as there are no
principles for which its members would
make a sacrifice to maintain. While
TnE Journal has no fish to fry in the
republican skillet, tne venture has our
best wishes for its success.
In one of his postulates, elsewhere
printed in The Journal, Secretary
"There is not a silver standard coun
try in the world today that uses any
gold along with silver."
This statement is shown to be false
as to Mexico. Senor ltomero, the
Mexican minister, in his article in the
North American Review shows that
imports into Mexico are paid in gold.
Toe fact that Mr. Bryan has denied
that he is or ever was a populist, and
declaring his democracy, seems to
ihvt ii nun 'i 'Mi
worry small fry republicans pf the
Ross Hammond and Polfc variety, very
rnuch. Let them not trouble them
selves over that matter. Things of a
more serious nature than that will con
cern their goldbug souls before long.
Secretary Carlisle, in. his
speeches in the south made the follow
ing five points which it is the boast of
the goldites that the free silverites will
not attempt to answer:
1. There is not a free coinage coun
try in the world that is not on a silver
2. There is not a gold standardcoun
try iu the world today that does not
use silver for money along with gold.
3. There is not a silver standard
country iu the world that uses any gold
as money along with silver.
4. There is not a silver standard
country in the world that has more
than one third of the circulation per
capita of the United States.
5. There is not a silver standard
country in the world today where the
laboring man receives fair pay for his
Let us make a few postulates that
are as equally true as the above.
1. There is not a gold standard coun
try in the world in which the farmers
and laboring people generally are not
clamoring for bimetallism.
2. There is not a gold standard
nation on earth that has adopted that
system except at the dictation of banks
3. There is no silver standard coun
try in which the condition of the com
mon people is not better than it would
be with a gold standard.
4. The Rothschilds or some other
syndicate of "financiers" have control
of the financial affairs of every gold
standard country in the world, and
have dictated its adoption.
o. There is not a country in the
world whose laboring people would not
be greatly benefitted by the adoption
of bimetallism by the United States
alone or by this country and the
nations of Europe.
How lie Was Converted.
me itev. u. x. rumps i was a
long time making up my mind before
sending in my vote. This silver ques
tion has been to me the most perplex
ing one. I wanted to read up on the
question. X have a scrap book at home
in which excerpts from the Record and
other matter have been pasted, and
they have helped me more effectually
than any book published on this vexa
tious subject, ror years l did my
share in ridiculing the free-silver ad
vocates. Ever since the debace be
tween Harvey and Laughlin I have
made a special study of the subject.
I had hoped that Prof. Laughlin would
pulverize Harvey and his arguments
into the finest powder. I was disap
pointed in the professor, while Mr.
Harvey not only astonished me with
bis argumentative presentations but
succeeded also in knocking out what
prejudices I had against the free-silver
"craze." My conversion to bimetall
ism dates from that memorable night.
I have carefully and studiously read
ever since on both sides of the contro
versy, and I am satisfied now that free
silver has the best of the argument."
Short National Campaign.
Our presidential campaigns are much
too long already. Two months would
be an ample time allowance for that
quadrennial hurly-burly. The pro
posal to hold next year's convention in
May is not well advised. The business
men of the country, who furnish the
campaign funds, as well as a very con
siderable percentage of the votes,
should make known their own senti
ments on the subject. It concerns
them a good deal more closely than it
does the politicians.
England is to pass from liberal to
conservative domination. Lord Rose
berry goes and Lord Salisbury comes
to resume the premiership. No mat
ter what one's sympathies may be as
regards British politics it is impossi
ble to ignore the fact that the crusty,
pompous, rigid tory will probably give
a stronger administration than his pre
decessor. The fact of most interest
on this side of the Atlantic is that the
accession of men like Salisbury and
Balfour to the supremacy in the British
government means a strong influence
in favor of an international bimetallic
J. Sterlino v Morton has dis
covered that free coinage of silver
would form a protection to American
manufactures equal to 20 per cent.
That discovery if it were true ought
to make a free silver man out of every
protectionist in this country. It would
not be true, however, at least only for
a brief time, as the price of silver
would rise everywhere as. well as in
this country, and the prosperity of our
country would soon be shared by all
SILVER N THK CONSTITUTION,
Those Americans who favor the con
tinuance of the gold standard are do
ing so in defiance of the constitution,
which provided for the bimetallic
standard, and commanded congress
"To coin money, regulate the value
thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the
standard of weights and measures."
This command was made in section 8
of article one, and section 10 of the
same article more explicit by declaring
that "No state shall make anything
but gold and silver coin a tender in
payment of debts." Coupled with the
fact that silver and gold with the
Spanish milled dollar as the unit of
value had been established as the le
gal tender money before the adoption
of the constitution, these provisions
give additional force to these declara
ions. None of the fathers of the consti
tution or early statesmen are on record
as doubting this interpretation of the
constitution, and later than that period
came Daniel Webster, the greatest ex
pounder of that instrument thus far
known, and he stated: "I am clearly of
the opinion that neither congress nor
any other authority can legally demon
etize either silver or gold." Not con
tent with this declaration, Mr. Web
ster added: "The command to congress
is to coin money, not destroy it; to
create legal-tender money for the use
of the people, and the grant of author
ity to create money cannot be con
strued to mean authority to destroy
money." Such modern doctrinaires of
finance as Mr. Morton, who wants the
legal-tender quality to be taken away
from all money thus leaving the poor
completely at the mercy of the rich-
find no place under the American con
stitution lor their infamous prop
TALKING OF MORTON.
Atlanta Constitution: It has been
said of J. Sterling Morton, the agricul
tural secretary, that he has a spiketail
mind, but it seems to be just as broad
as the minds of any of the ignorant or
subsidized gang that is advocating low
prices and hard times under the spec
ious cry of "sound" money.
The latest utterance of Morton on
the money question is at par with all
the statements that emanate from the
selfish class which has subsidized news
papers and so-called statesmen. Mor
ton says: .
When the silver miner and bullion
and bullion owner shall have estab
lished by legislation government grist
mills, which shall convert every fifty
cents' worth of wheat into a dollar of
flour, it will be time enough for the
farmer to advocate laws which shall
convert every fifty, cents worth of
silver bullion into a dollar cf coin.
Here is ignorance of a kind that may
be classed as vulgar. When the mints
of the United States are open to the
unlimited coinage of silver the dollar's
worth of silver will be the amount of
silver in the dollar the amount that
has been a dollar's worth whenever
placed in a dollar since the foundation
of the government. When this is done
the purchasing power of the dollar, at
the very lowest, will be not less than
the purchasing power of the gold in a
gold dollar in 1873, when gold was at a
premium over the paper dollar.
It is inconceivable that the people
will permit subsidized ignoramuses of
the caliber of Morton to dtceive them
in regard to the money question. What
Shy lock calls "sound" money is the
money that is so scarce and dear that
the people's property and the products
of their labor are depreciated in con
trast with it. It is the money that is
so scarce that the people have to give
constantly increasing quantities of
their labor and the products of their
labor iu order to secure a given amount
of it to pay their debts.
There is no reason, either, why the
people should be deceived by the atti
tude of what is vaguely called the
"business interests.'' It Is well known
that the "business interests" have been
placed in such a condition by the fall
in prices and the cutting down of legit
imate profits, that they will gladly do
the bidding of the banks in regard to
the money question in order to secure"
There has never been a time in the
history of the country when the money
power could not control the organiza
tions and associations which flourish
under the name of the "business inter
ests," but which are really the merest
fraction of the business interests. This
class was rampantly in favor of the
United States bank In Jackson's day,
and in Georgia it was just as friendly
on the side of the banks when Gover
nor Joseph E. Brown brought these in
etitutions to time in the matter of the
resumption of specie payments in
But if the people want to win in this
contest as they.. won in the other
they will have to take an active and
aggressive interest in the question.
In speaking of the bible, Abraham
Lincoln said: "Take all you can upon
belief, and the rest upon faith, and
you will feel better for it."
The fields of rye in Banner county
are "coming through" in fine condi
tion. The grain stands four feet high
in its stocking feet.
Dr. Barber, assistant physician at
the Norfolk asylum, has made
startling discovery that several in
mates of the institution are sane.
If all the grasshoppers in Nebraska
were carefully herded and closely cor
raled. says the York Times, there
would not be enough of them to eat
the crop on eighty acres of York
Mattie Brundage, the 10-year-old
daughter of E. L. Brundange at Bel
den, was burned to death Wednesday
while playing with fire. Her clothing
caught and could not be put out, no
one being near to assist her.
A sheep dipping outfit from Wyom
ing emptied the unused dip in the
White river, near Andrews, and the
stream for miles is full of dead fish.
The citizens are indignant, and want
the travelling sheep herders all ar
rested and fined.
J. A. Shannon of Norfolk was
stricken with a suicidal mania, and
would have been run over by a train
but for having been discovered in time
to forcibly remove him from the track.
John Barleycorn is blamed for the old
gentleman's temporary madness.
Fifteen carloads of sugar were
shipped on the 22d of June to Chino,
Cal., from the Grand Island sugar fac
tory. It was yellow sugar, made of
the syrups of the crop of 1893 and was
sold to the California factory to be
worked over there into white granu
lated. The postoffice at Cummingsville was
robbed Wednesday night. At the
point of a shot gun the postmaster
was held up and forced to hand over
the cash, $35. The robber left and has
not been arrested, as the postoffice is
in an obscure part of the county, which
gave the thief a good start.
A Big Springs exchange says: "Ed.
Harrison, who recently accepted the
inevitable and put in a pumping plant
and began irrigating Is now enjoying
the first fruits of his labor and is regu
larly visiting the town with seasonable
products of the garden for sale. Thus
is it demonstrated that he who hesi
tatesto irrigate is lost.
At least one good, big paying crop is
already assured in this locality, says
the North Nebraska Eagle, and that is
the potato crop. Small grain never
looked better and if nothing unforseen
happens will yield the largest crop for
years past, while July 4th will see all
corn in Dakota county shoulder high,
and a large portion of it will be tas
seled out. Altogether the outlook for
the tillerof the soil this year is a plen
Sugar beets around Winside are in
fine coudition.says the Tribune. They
give promise of an excellent crop and
are growing "tit to kill." They give
employment to many who live in town
who would otherwise be idle and are
one of the best things that could have
been thoughtof for this time. If the
crop turns out as well as it is expected
a great many more beets will be
planted next year and much more work
will be done.
The Atkinson Graphic says: "Frank
Emerson of Catalpa yesterday shipped
to Chicago the wool from his flock of
sheep and Angora goats. He has, al
together, about 800 sheep and goals.
He sheared 2,500 pounds of mohair
from the goats, which will bring him
30 cents per pound in Chicago, and
1,200 pounds of wool from the sheep,
which is worth 11 cents in Chicago.
The price of wool is lower by one-third
than it has been for years, and mohair
has dropped 10 cents per pound since
Motiey to Loau
On farming lands. Low rates, long
times. No delay in securing loans.
Inquire at First National bank. 7
The Sherwin-Williams - prepared
paint covers most, looks best, wears
longest, is most economical and of full
measure. Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
In the district court of Cass county, Nebrrska :
Theodore F. Decker, Plaintiff.
Philemon S. Barnes, et al, defendau
Ransom Decker, Rudolph Decker and Henri
etta Dectrlcb, non-resident defendants, will
take notice that on the 8th day of June, 1895,
Theodore F, Decker, plaintiff herein, tiled his
petition in the district court of Cass county,
Nebraska, against said defendants (impleaded
with Philemon 8. Barnes, administrator of the
estate of Kosan Decker, deceased , Rosa Barnes.
Jefferson Decker, Jr., Sylvester P. Decker, James
M . ratterson and Joseuh M. Roberts), tne od
ject and prayer of which is to recover a tudg-
ment against you ior tne sum oi sj.iH.u.iw, wuu
7 per cent interest thereon from the 20th day of
May, 1895, ana upon the administrator doiiu t
Philemon S. Barnes, said sum being due plain-
tiff from the estate of Ronan Decker, deceased.
and the same having been ordered paid by the
county judge of Cans county.
mat a writ oi attachment was issiieu out oi
the district court of Cass county, Nebraska,
and on June 18. 1895. levied UDon the Interest of
the above-named non-resident defendants on
the following described real estate, situated in
Cass connty, Nebraska:
The northeast quarter and the northwest
quarter of section twenty-nine, 29, the north
west quarter of section twenty-seven. 27. and
lots number two, 2, four, 4, and five, 5, of sec
tion twenty-one. 21, all In township twelve, 12,
of range eleven, 11. containing 603.00 acres, the
same being a three-eighths. Interest therein.
.That there is due upon said orders and de
crees the sum of 93,300.83, with Interest thereon
at 7 percent from the 20th day of May, 1895, and
plaintiff prays Judgment that defendants be
required to pay the same and that the Interest of
aid non-resident defendants in said real estate
may be Bold to satisfy the amount found due.
You are required to answer said petition on or
before the 12th day of August, 1895.
uatea at riatt3moutn, Nebraska, this 20th day
of. June, 1895.
Theodobk F. Decker,
27-4 By Matthew Geriso, Attorney.
flllLKOA!) TIME TIBIJi.
II . A M. II. K.
No. 2, dally 5:16, p. m.
No. 4. dally 10:2.. a. m.
No. 10, from Schuyler except Sunday. 11:55, a.m.
No. 12, dally except Sunday 8:25. p. in.
No. 93, dally except Sunday 12:23. p. in.
' No. 30, freight from Louisville 2:50, p. in
No. 3. daily 3:43, p.m.
No. 6, daily 9:15, a.m.
No. 7, fust mail, dally S:i:J.p. m.
No. 9, to Schuyler, except Sunday 2:120, p. m.
No. 11, daily 4:fc0, p.m.
No. 91, dally except Sunday 7:15, a. m.
No. 29, freight to Loirisvllto 2:2(),p.m.
M . l. It. it.
GOING NORTH: Leaves.
Passenger, No. 1 4:50 a. m.
No. ISM 5:03 p. m
Freight, No. 127 (daily exe'ptsunday) 3:5 p.m.
Passenger, No. 2 lo:43 p. m.
fo. 194 11:52 a. m.
Freight, No, 126 (dally except Suuday)10:C5 a. m
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