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The Weekly Jo.urnal
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 Plattsmouta, Ne
braska, as second-class matter.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1895.
"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 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 thecon
eplracy 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 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 G.
Carlisle, in 1878.
THESE ARE THE FACTS.
To the democrats of the state of Ne
braskaGentlemen: An organization
presided over by Mr. Euclid Martin
and claiming to be the democratic state
central committee has assumed to call
a convention of democrats for the pur
pose of nominating a state ticket. That
this organization is a usurper, without
a shadow of authority to represent you,
is shown by the following facts taken
from the official record of the last dem
That convention met in Omaha pur
suant to the call of the state com
mittee. Mr. Euclid Martin, then
chairman of that committee, called the
convention to order, introduced the
temporary chairman and thereby sur
rendered his authority and the author
ity of his committee to the convention
Afterward the convention was per
manently organized; the state central
committee, for which we speak, was
selected; the chairman thereof was
chosen; the platform was adopted; the
Hon. W. J. Bryan was nominated for
United States senatar and the Hon.
Silas A. Holcomb for governor. These
facts took place in the order in which
we have stated them and in each act
each county in the state, through its
delegates, participated. Immediately
upon the nomination of the governor
about thirty-six of the 550 delegates in
attendance, finding themselves de
feated at every point, withdrew from
the convention, repudiated its action
and formed an organization which
claims to represent you as your state
One or more of the chief bolters
served on the committee on creden
tials, on the committee on permanent
organization and on the committee on
resolutions, and either signed the com
mittee's report or submitted a minority
report. Besides, each of the delegates
who bolted, before withdrawing, voted
for the committee or which we are
officers and for the chairman thereof
By every rule of honorable conduct
among men these gentlemen who bolt
ed are bound by the acts which they
But apart from that, they represent
at best only about thirty-six delegates,
while the committee for which we
speak represents 520 delegates they
represent about four counties of the
ninety in the state. If these gentle
men thought the last convention did
not represent the overwhelming senti
ment of Nebraska democracy, they
could have appealed to you and taken
your decision, but instead of that they
have become a law unto themselves
decided their own case nod now pose
fc.s your representatives.
Tiere is but one question at issue
l-:reii tLe two committees, viz: The
rl-Lt the majority to rule; the
rirtt v ' delegates to control the
j.-'-a ' center. ion i palest the
srjef tZ tiurtT-ix delerates. If you
i.e-L. ia It r:t.t v f tLe majority
Aunt: lr'O order cf tLe
jxrtic tte crjtrl oocniii t.
l J. mtth. Chxiru;ac.
Lek IIkk:ma:, Secretary.
Tiik dexocraU nill ett!e
ttir troubles in tte convention at
Marshalltowu on Wednesday next.
HoKK, tho KC"!d champion, not satis
fied with the lambJL?tiuK t at the
-.-.:..-. ' yirv r Hv;,s:t3V con
c!'v4Io tackle jJryanon Saturday
!?at at Madison, Wis., but, asbefo:e,
Cbue out second best. lie will learn
A LESSON OX SILVXCK.
Who is to gain by the maintenance
of the geld standard ?
The money lenders and hoardes.
How and why will they be the gain
Because gold, being the sole measure
I of value, all property and wages will
continue to decline, while money will
grow more and more valuable. The
idle dollar will grow in purchasing
power. The program of the gold
staudard advocates is to destroy the
greenbacks, retire the silver certificates
and sell the silver dollars for "old
junk,"and turn over to the money
lenders the issuing of the paper certif
icates of the country at a good round
profit, its quantity to be under the con
trol of the banking combination, and
by which the people will be completely
at its mercy, aud can be given object
essons in finance, (like the late panic)
at their pleasure.
Who will be losers by the main
tenance of the gold standard?
All people who work and who do not
How and why V
To begin with, it would mean the
complete mastery of mammon over
manhood the money-lender over the
money-earner and the crushing out of
the independence of the masses. For
mechanics to strike to maintain wages
would soon be reckoned treason and
punished as such, and only a revolu
tion, similar to that in France in 17S8,
could right labor's wrongs. Monopo
lies would increase in power and soon
control all production, as well as all
prices. The farmer more than ever
will be subject to the dictation of the
gamblers in the produce exchange for
the price of their grain. It will be the
rule instead of the exceptiou for the
miners to submit themselves to slav-
ery, as many' have recently proposed
This conilict is the conflict of the
ages; the fight of the masses against
the classes, and it must be fought out
It cannot be avoided or evaded.
rV niv rcna itlian tlia verrlnnt milt'
wump could find no fault with Mr
Cleveland in his attitude respecting
official interference with politics ; but
times have changed, or Mr. Cleveland
has changed, one. Now it is the rule
for bis appointees not only to meddle
in party politics, but to do everything
they can to control the caucusses and
conventions of their party. In fact,
those officials who are most zealous in
playing the cuckoo are the surest to be
high in official favor with the presi
dent. In the state of Iowa, for in
stance, were it not for the dictation
and interference of federal oiJicials,
the president's policy on the money
question would scarcely have a friend
in the coming state convention ; while
it Nebraska the federal brigade is well
known to be the soul and body of the
bolting organization, and without its
influence it would not exist for a single
day. Mr. Cleveland cannot be ignor
ant of these things. To presume so
would be to make him 'wilfully an ig
noramus. He must know what his
friends are doing, for they are all act
ing in seeming accord, from Missis
sippi to Iowa and from Kentucky to
Nebraska. There is no question, m
fact, but that the whole campaign has
been directed with the full knowledge
of the president, if not, indeed, by his
hand. What, then, must we conclude?
The ambitions and environments of
the presidential office have so overcome
his first principles that he is deter
mined to rule the party or bring it to
ruin. Today he is standing in exactly
the same attitude that James Buchanan
occupied when the fight for the ex
tension of slavery was raging in 1SG0
when every federal officer was made a
recruiting agent for the proslavery
propaganda, and whenever the Doug
las wing of the party carried a state
the friends of the administration bolted
or voted for the Breckinridge electors
That is just w hat is going on now, and
that accounts for the bolting organiza
lion in Nebraska and the threat of a
lot in Illinois. President Cleveland
is net U.e satr.e man be was w hen he
went into tin white Louse ten years
ago. Havicg enteied ict a contract
w;th Wall street and the Kothchilds
to run the (leasers of this country he
seems to Lave cozic'uded Le would run
its politics if he could.
TaK kindly word of invitation from
Tm: Jouuxal to the Nebraska City
News wa not taken in good part'
that publication. Like the bad toy in
the apple tre it applies its Cngers to
its nose and says aucy things back
nen air. Morton in ivhi or :i sug-
KflHl & fc ioioii fcfto f lien,
the republicans, 1 was not a crime, but
when tho btate convention in 1S'J4 at
the Suggestion 'of Mr. Bryan, took a
a course of that kind for the same pur
pose, it made a heap of difference to
the News evidently. The News is a
very virtuous democratic publication
except when John Watson is a candi
date; then, however, it would see the
best democrat in Cass county sacrificed
before it would lift a band to save him.
The amount of money issued and
now supposed to be in circulation in
the United States is about $1,600,000,-
000, while the amount reported to be
on deposit in the various banking in-,
stitutions of the country is reported at
about 34,000,000,000. The difference
is made up of what is called bank credit
that is, the same money is used by
the bauks to loan out to perhaps a
dozen different persons in iotation,all
being credited up with the amounts
they put on deposit. For instance,
Bill Jones (not our Bill) has $10,000
which he deposits in the bank and gets
credit. Along comes Brown aud bor
rows that sum to pay a debt with to
Smith. Smith, in turn, places the
money on deposit, and gets credit.
Williams then borrows the same
money, and pays a debt to Johnson,
while Johnson again deposits ic in the
bank, thus being credited with a
deposit of the same money and thus
the process goes on, the bank in its re
port mentioning credits by deposit of
these sums, aggregating perhaps $50,
000 to $75,000 while only $10,000 was
all the money that it took to make up
this sum. This is why so many banks
close up in times of panic because too
many of these depositors call for their
cash at once.
The State Journal, whose Washing
ton bureau is Seeretary Morton's per
sonal organ, says: "With two state
committees in Nebraska and with the
certainty of two conventions, the situ
atiou in Nebraska will naturally be a
trying one for the secretary of agricul
ture, especially if he counts upon land
ing the free coinage fish in the sound
money net. Mr. Morton is extremely
anxious that there shall be an educa
tional campaign in Nebraska during
the fall and winter months, and is
working very hard to induce Secretary
Carlisle to open it. Assistant Secre
tary Hamlin is also likely to be heard
on the stump in Nebraska at Mr. Mor
ton's request. He is one of the bright
est and most forceful of speakers on
economic subjects in the entire admin
istration galaxy of orators and Mr.
Morton is extremely anxious that the
people of Nebraska should have an
opportunity to hear him. It is not at
all unlikely that Secretary Morton him
self will feel it incumbent upon himself
to make a series of addresses in the
state. In the meantime William Jen
nings Bryan and his following are not
likely to be idle, and the prospects are
therefore exceedingly good fora liv. ly
convention campaign, in which dem
ocratic fur will fly in half a dozen dif
ferent directions, while harmony will
roost high in the most distant tree
from which it can be a spectator of the
Hoke Smith, in a recent speech,
said: "With the democratic party
fighting further high-tariff legislation
and opposing bad money, we shall go
to th6 country in 1896 assured of suc
cess." This is the slogan for 1896 and
every democratic paper ought to have
it nailed at its masthead. Fremont
Herald and Plattsmoutii Journal,
please copy. Nebraska City News.
Of course, that's all right. If dem
ocrats could agree upon what "good
money" and "bad money" is, there
will be no trouble about uniting and
winning a victory. In 1S80 aud 1884
the democratic platforms declared that
the "gold and silver of the constitu
tion" was "honest money," and was
therefore good money, and in 1B92 tie
party did not gainsay that. On a plat
form which would agree to carry into
effect those declarations making sil
ver as good as gold bylaw the democ
racy can sweep the nation. No doubt
of it in spite of Hoke Smith aud the
Thk democratic state convention
will be held in Omaha on the 22d day
of August. Euclid Martin and his
fellow-frauds are advertisingthat they
will hold a democratic convention in
Lincoln some time in September.
Martiu and his gang are republicans in
disguiee, and should be prosecuted as
frauds. They have no more moral or
legal right to call a democratic con
vention than has John M. Thurston,
the man whom they assisted to a seat
in the senate. l'apillion Times.
At the recent Lancaster county
democratic convention, no platform
was adopted but the delegates to the
state convention were instructed to
vote for a resolution demanding the
immediate, restoration of the free aud
unlimited coinage of gold arid silver at
the present ratio or 1U to 1, witnoul
waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation on earth. The attention
of the News is called to this fact.
WOCLI) KXTER LAVKKV.
Grand Island Fiee Press.
Massilou, 0.,Juiy 18, 1895. Mayor
Delmagro, or Spring Valley, HI., who
was asked to set at rest the question of
the truth or the report seut out that
several hundred coal miners of that
district had volunteered to enter a
state of slavery if guaranteed the
necessaries of life by the mine owners,
has made the following reply:
'I am unable to say wtiether our
miners would accept such an offer as
was described in the telegram. I
firmly believe, however, that one-half
would be willing to sign such an iron
The above appeared anions the
Associated press dispatches of the
daily papers of the 19th. This country
has been cursed by a protective tariff
to "protect and dignify" labor every
since we had a government and ever
since the war it has been put on to the
prohibitory point. Still labor is ground
dotvn until it will voluntarily enter a
state of slavery if guaranteed the
necessaries of life. A people that will
voluntarily enter slavery, without a
physical struggle, for the privilege of
being allowed to live are not fit to live
and a government that by class laws
will reduce a people to t hat condition
of desperation is not fit to stand.
Dignify labor" by reason of a pro
tective tariff? Just think of it. This
dignified labor voluntarily entering a
condition of slavery if given enough of
the wealth they produce by their labor
to merely sustain life. Let the ad
vocates of a protective tariff and a gold
standard defend such results, as no
honest man who has a speck of hu
manity in his soul can do it.
A few weeks ago, when the price of
wheat, was keeping pace with the ther
mometer in its upward tendency, the
goldbug element was siting this fact
in support of their claim that the cut
ting off of one half the redemption
money had no effect upon the price of
the products of the Boil. They did not
refer to the fact that in the advance
the farmer did not share to the extent
of a farthing. What is the condition
now? Just as the crop of wheat is
about to be harvested and placed upon
the market the price is tumbling and
when the farmer comes to dispose of
his crop it will be the same old story.
The manipulators so arrange it that
the producer must dance to the music
set by boards of trade and exchanges,
and all the while get the worst of it.
Falls City News.
The Fremont Herald wellsas: "If
the newspaper men of the state will
make an organized effort, to have the
libel laws amended it will be possible
in the near future for them to feel se
cure from the malicious attempts of a
certain element in Nebraska politics
to further personal ends by invoking
the aid of judicial tyrants to dispose
of some editor who has incurred the
wrath of the machine. Not one among
the respectable members of the fra
ternity would ask for anything more
than is accorded every citizen of the
country by the constitution. This
much newspaper men in common with
others are plainly entitled to."
The best evidence of the fact that
Harvey completely vanquished his
gifted adversary, Ilorr. in the finan
cial debate at Chicago is found in the
fact that the gold advocates by one ac
cord have been trying to discourage
people from reading it, and have rep
resented it as a dribbling "hippo
drome." If every honest man in
America were to read the debate it
would result in clearing their minds
from all doubt and lead them one and
all to the support of the bimetallic
The great Bannock Indian war is
now known to have consisted entirely
of the killing of a dozen or so Indians
most of them while they were pris
oners, and not a single white man was
even shot at. It resulted in the adver
tising of a portion of Wyoming that
was heretofore a complete terra incog
nita, and the moving about of troops
at so slow a pace that a whole settle
ment might have been wiped off the
face of the earth before a soldier got
there, had the redskins been as blood
thirsty as they are pictured.
"Wiin s rmanciai rcnooi' was a
fiction. Now it is a fact.
Prominent Druggist of Illair, Neb., Writes
Magnet Chemical Co.
Dear Sirs: The goods which we
bought through your salesman are
sellers; the Magnet Tile Killer es
pecially sells good and gives excellent
satisfaction. We have re-ordered
through our Jobbers several times.
Palmer fc Taylor.
For sale by Gerintr & Co.
Money to Loan
On farming lands. Low rates, long
times. No delay in securing loans.
Inquire at First National bank. 7
The Weekly Journal will be
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States one year for one dollar, in advance.
li mor ri Ic County Convention, j
There will b a delegate convention ;
of the democrat party of Cass county,
held at Union on Tuesday, August 20, !
1895, at 1 o'clock p. in. for the purpose 1
of choosing tweut.-oiie delegates 'to I
the democratic state convention to be I
held in Omaha, Nebraska, on August
22, 189-, aud to choose delegal-o to the
judicial convention to be called.
The primaries will be held in the
different waids and pitcmcts at the
usual places, on SaUn da . August 17,
1895, at 8 o'clock p. in. for the purpose
of choosing deit-natts to the conven
tion at Union ami also to choose dele
gates to u county nominating conven
tion to be called later. The basis of
representation is one delegate for each
twenty votes, or major fraction thereof
cast for Harvey D. Travis for county
attorney in 1S94, this basis to govern
each convention. It is recommended
that the delegates present cast the full
vote of the ward or precinct and no
pioxies be allowed.
The different wards and precincts
are entitled to delegates as follow." :
Plattsinoulh City, 1st Elm wood 5
ward 4;Sonth Rend 3
Second ward si Weeping Water 2
Third ward Center 5
Fourth ward .1! L'-nisvilie. . . 5
Fifth ward 3,Ei;ht Mile Grove
Weeping Water City Avoi-
First ward l;Nehawka
Second ward HMt. Pleasant
Third ward l! Liberty
Greenwood SlRocIc Bluff, lstdist.
Salt Creek sjKoofc Bluffs, 2d dist.
Stove Creek 6
M. Archer, Chairman.
Chas. Grimes, Secretary.
N KIlliASKA HAPPENINGS.
Indianola laid the corner stone of its
new masonic temple August 1, with
There are twenty-live applicants for
the position of superintendent of the
Lincoln city schools.
Chadron claims the belt as a divorce
center. Five legal separations were
affected in one week.
Work will be actively pushed on the
new addition to the state school for
the blind at Nebraska City.
Some of the western counties report
eight inches of rain in fourdays in one
week of the past month.
A great manv beet fields in the vi
cinity of Ciiand Island will yield
twenty tons to the acre this season.
Nebraska ('ity has packed 45.(KM) hogs
so far this year, as compared with 90,
000 for the first seven months of 1894.
William Duel, a farmer near Meadow
Grove, threshed out eighty-six bushels
of barley to the acre and is proud of it.
The damage ti the Franklin roller
mills by reason of the recent rampage
of the Republican river, foots up to $1S,
000. C.J.Nelson, residing three miles
from Williamsburg, claims seventy
flve bushels of oats to the iter- on his
Pool's ranch is one of the big farms
near Ravenna. It rf quired eight self
binders to harvest the crop on 700 acres
of wheat and '00 acres of oats.
II. D. Watson, a Kearney farmer,
reports a yield of seven lon and a
quarter of alfafa from two and niue
tenths acres of laud, at one cutting.
William Hilgenkamp, one of Wash
ington county's big farmers, this year
harvested 400 acres of oats which aver
aged seventy-live bushels to the acre.
John Snidr. living at S . racuse. was
stabbed in the left arm by E. A. Staf
ford. The men were having a fight at
the time. No arrests have been made.
J. S. Harris of Johnson county
threshed twenty -tight acies of wheat
from the shock. His field averaged
forty bushels. One acre yielded sixty
The Table. Rock creamery employs
thirty-two men and ships out of the
state 500.000 pounds of butter a year.
It pays to farmers in its territory $75,-
000 a year for cream.
The two-year-old child of Charles
Saxon wandered awav from home one
evening last week. It was found the
next day fast asleep in a deserted house
a mile and a half away.
The ten-year-old son of Ren Uerr,
living five miles from Table Rock
started to dig out a greund squirrel
The squirrel proved to be a rattlesnake
and the boy was bitten on the hand.
He will recover.
The biggest crop story of the season
comes from Madison county, wheie W.
D. Dawson secured a yield of 115
bushels of oats to the acre. He used
twelve and a quarter pounds of twine
to the acre in cutting.
A farmer living near Oakdale in
Antelope county threshed 210 bushels
of oats from two acres. Up in that
county the farmer who got less than
seventy-five bushels of oats to the acre
is looked upon with feelings of com
miseratlon. Excursion t Kini City.
On Saturday, August 10th, the li. &
M. will sell round-trip tickets to Kan
sas City at the following rates: From
Omaha, $2 50; LMattsmouth, $2 00. The
special train will leave Omaha at 9:15
p. m., and Plattsmonth at 9:45. arriv
ing in Kansas City earlythe next
morning. Will lesv ar-fas City at
v:UO p. ui.', August Ittn, lor returw:
F. Latham, Agent.
Subscribe for The Daily Journal
only ten cents a week.
The sweeping clearing sales in every de
partment during July will be a great sav
ing: to people in buying dress goods, silks,
sheeting, muslin, white goods, linens, bed
Bpreads, towels, ginghams, or in fact any
article in the dry goods line. Bargains in
A Great Slaughter Clothing Sale
For ten days we will sell men's, boys'
and children's clothing at one half of
regular prices. Don't think don't wait
Dut come ana Duy your cunning ai usui
$ 5.00 suKs now for $ a. 50
7.50 suits now for 37S
10.00 suits now for 5-00
12.50 suits now for 6.25
18.00 suits now for 9.00
20.00 suits now for 10.00
Men's fine all wool $2 and $2.50 pants 9SC
All $3.50 to 55 pants for $1.75
All $5 to 7.50 pants for $2.50
Boys' long; pants suits
Sizes 16 to 19 years.
All $5 to $5. 50 suits for $2.50
All $7.50 to 9 suits for $375
All $16 and Sil suits at $5.00
Boys' wash suits at 45c
Boys' wash knee pants at 19c
Hayden's Grocery Sale
dreat reduction In our
New Dried Fruits
New California Prunes 7 Ihs for 50c.... "
NewCalifornia Prunes 6 lts for 50c.... "
New California Prunes 5 fis for 50c "
New California Pears 5 Bis for 50c .... "
New California peaches 5 Bs for 50c .... "
New Evaporated Raspberries "
New Evaporated Blackberries "
New Evaporated Apples "
All above dried fruits are 189; crop
Coffee and Tea
Golden Rio Coffee 4 Ss for $1 per lb 32c
Good Rio Coffee 5 ihs for Si.
Standard Java Vi lbs for $i
Best Japan and Mocha 3 lbs for $1
Good Japan Tea
Choice new colored Japan 3 lbs for $1 . . .
Select new colored Japan 2 M lbs for $1 . . .
Fancy new colored Japan 2 lbs for $1 ... .
Best new colored Jpan 2 lbs for $1.23..
Canned Fruits and Syrups
3-Tb cans peaches 15c two for 25c
3-ft cans extra peaches 20c " 30c
3-Jb cans best peaches 2fc " 4;C
3-lb cans plums all kinds I2c
Golden Drip syrup 5.0c gal 5 gal. for $2 00
Honey Drip syrup 50c gal ; " 200
Amber Drip syrup 50c gal 3 " 250
Best Golden Honey syrup -cz gal . . .5 " 3 00
Imported Chow-Chow i;cqt per gal 50c
Imported mixed pickles 15c qt " Joe
Grass scythes only... foe Gras swaths only. ..50c
Grass sickles only...:oc Grass r;.kes only ;OC
Machinery oil from 26c per gallon up.
Scythe stones c each.
Screen doors ic each.
We carry large stocks of poultry wiie, screen
wire, barb and plain wire, guns, etc.
I6th and Dodge,
F. C. FRICKE & CO.,
Will keep constantly on band h full and
complete stock of pure
WW it BBBi
PAINTS, OILS, Etc
Also a full line of limelr Snndrln.
Pure liquors for medicinal purposes.
Special attention given to
Messrs. K. C. FKICKE & CO., are the
only parties selling our Alaska Crystal
Spectacles and lye-Glasses
In Plattsmonth. These Lenses are far
Miperiorto any other sold lntrim-ity.
possessing a natural transparency and
KlreiigthiiiK qualities which will re.
serving the failing eye sight.
DR. A. MATTHEWS,
The Painless Dentist.
Weeping Water, Nebr.,
Makes a Specialty 'of Klne Gold Fillings, Gold
and Porcelain Crowns, Bridge work, etc.
TEETH POSITIVELY EXTRACTED
WITHOUT PAIN' OR DANGER.
THK ni.II KKI.MI1LK
HAS PURCHASED THE
Sixth Street Checked Jani,
AND WILL RUN IT It.'
FIKS T- CLASS S V : v
SifUI attention In Funeral. LUckt M be
1111 to all lrln. Pr.ui.in x k H.lciitrto
Cuotome'" hi r'"
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