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The Weekly Journal
C W. SHERMAN, Editor.
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braska, as second class matter.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 1S95.
'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
epiracy which eeenis 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
war9, pestilences and famines that ever oc
curred in the history of the world." John U
Carlisle, In 1S78.
It i9 a settled fact that "Wooley
stole the brief." Bixby has said it and
put it In poetry.
It's a pretty muddle the republicans
are getting into over their judicia
nomination. Better settle it by elect
ing a democrat.
Instead of the "silver craze" dying
out the east will learn before they get
through that it is spreading and in
creasing in force.
Ix all Sodom there was but one lot.
In all Wall street there is but one free
silver advocate, and he is very ap
propriately known as St. John.
Let us see, isn't it about time now
for Euclid Martin, John A. McShane
and H. W. Yates to begin their hypo
critical howl about standing up for
The Journal prints a highly sen
sational report from the Nebraska City
News, about how they manage politics
in Otoe county, the home of John Wat
hex one takes into account the
fact that Mr. Cleveland has adopted
John Sherman's policy in finances is it
any wonder he is unpopular and has
drawn down upon him the curses of all
patriotic people V
Hon. W. J. Bryan and Mrs. Bryan
are enroute to California for a brief
outing. Mr. Bryan addressed a big
crowd on the money question at Den
ver Tuesday night. He will make
several speeches while enroute.
The Journal rejoices to know that
the time has come when the personal
malevolence ia no necessary part of po
litical differences, and that men can
support the principles of their parties
without being personal enemies.
.L.ET democrats everywhere de
nounce and disown the presumptuous
pie-biter now devoting much of his
time in local caucuses trying to secure
endorsements of Grover. He is a dis
grace to his party. Crete Democrat.
Bimetallism, at the present ratio
of 16 to 1 with coin certificates based
on these, wili form the most sound
and stable currency the country ever
had or can have. Such a currency
woald remove its control from the
hands of mercenary money grabbers.
There must be a queer set of demo
crats out in Hayes county. According
to the Times there was no mention of
the state democratic convention made
at their county convention. Those
present surely could not have been all
postmasters. If they wer"e the reason
is plain. Crete Democrat.
The populists in their state conven
tion were considerably torn up . over
the presentation of an anti-A. P. A.
resolution and it was finally laid on the
shelf and a very brief one substituted
which simply declared against sec
tarian tests for public office. There
was no heartiness in it.
The republicans of Pennsylvania
had a quiet time in their state conven
tion at Harrisburgh last week, after
all the fuss that was made beforehand.
The Hastings crowd found they were
beaten, and fell into line gracefully.
Got. Hastings was the permanent
chairman, and Matt. Quay was elected
chairman of the state committee.
ELEVATK THE JUDlClAIltt.
Is it not a sad commentary on the
condition of things that the bitterest
sort of personal antagonism is aroused
over the selection of judges of the
courts? And this remark applies not
only to the district, bat to the state
courts. If there is a place where men
are needed of unquestioned character
for honesty, judicial fairness, knowl
edge of the law, discretion and free
dom from personal ambition, it is
upon the bench ; yet it is a faet that
there is as much contention over the
judgeship as over any other ollice in
the state, and in the choice of judges
the public is dragged down to as low a
depth of personal malignity for pri
vate ambition as can be well conceived.
It is well that the public should think
over this condition of things
whether it is the fault of the
people, the corrupt condition of
the courts and the men who
practice in them, or is it caused only
by the character of the men who as
pire to judicial honors? Whatever be
the cause, all must agree that it is de
grading to the public morals, humiliat
ing the citizen with a high sense of
public purity, and the man who desires
the promotion of justice and righteous
ness. Men cannot say that the press
is at the fault in this matter, for it
merely represents causes at work in
society. The lawyers have educated
the people to believe that none but a
lawyer is fit for a judge, and then they
habitually fight among themselves for
the judgeships a g;ood deal like the
typical Kilkenny cats. It would be a
public blessing if personal ambitions
and party bias could be disregarded in
the selection of jud ges of our courts.
CLKVKLANI) A FALSI! riCOI'HKT.
Mr. Cleveland has given it out solid
that the issue for "95 will again be the
tariff that there will then be no silver
question to disturb the equanimity of
the gold barons of Wail street or of
Europe. Grover is a bad prophet. In
1SS4, soon after his first election, he
wrote a letter predicting dire distress
and the worst sort of a panic right off
if the Bland-Allison act were not re
pealed; yet the panic did not come, and
there were good times up to 1892, when
the goldbugs got a cinch on the United
States treasurer under Harrison and
got him to agree to redeem all the
greenbacks they presented in gold so
that they could ship it abroad at their
pleasure, and the panic came nearly a
year later, in response to the Wall
street bankers" demand for an "object
lesson" in finance. So we conclude
that possibly Mr. Cleveland may be
mistaken in his present prophesy.
Henry C. Caldwell, judge of the
U. S. circuit court for this circuit, is
much talked of for president by the
working men of the republican party,
and is a free coinafe advocate of the
most pronounced type. In a recent
interview in responso to the question
"Do you wish it to be understood that
you are for free silver?" he answered,
"Yes, sir. I am for free silver without
reservation or any reference to an in
ternational agreement. It is plain to J
me that there can be no international
agreement favorable to silver. What
is the use of paying any attention to
the foreign countries, any way? Are
we not capable of managing our own
affairs ? I think we are, and if not I
am in favor of annexing the United
States to Canada or some other con
venient country." The writer hereof
had the good fortune to serve as a sol
dier under "Clay" Caldwell, as he was
familiarly known at Keosauqua, la.,
before the war, and can vouch for his
being of the "right stuff."
The statement is given out that
Judge Maxwell is considering the ques
tion ot acceptance to the supreme
bench tendered him by the populists,
and unless there is a generally ex-
pressed wish that he might run, it is J
said he will decline. Leav
ing party perdillections aside, The
Journal is free to sav that Mr
well is held in such high esteem for his
honesty, probity and legal ability that j
the chances of his election to the bench
is a benediction a blessing to the peo
ple of Nebraska, and it would be in the
nature of a calamity for him to with
draw or refuse to run.
An association nf WMfpm ori5f Aro
recently met at Salt Lake, and among
the resolutions passed was one nrovid-
ing for the free and unlimited coinage
of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 with
gold, without waiting for the action of
other nations. Western editors know a !
thing or two about the money ques
tion. If democracy was responsible for
the drouth last year it ought to have
the credit for the good crops this year,
There is not room enough on earth
for the silver democrat. He will have
to get off or join the populists, where
he rightfully belongs. This thing of
trying to wear a democratic livery
while preaching the opposite of the
ancient precepts of Jackson and Jeffer
son, won't do. riattsmoutn news,
Wonder where our very gentlemanly
neighbor got his information. Is that
dictatorial manner of Lis the result of
his venture on voting in the demo
cratic county convention last week?
If he will read history a little he will
find that democratic precedent up to
Cleveland's time is all in favor of bi
metallism. Jefferson was the first great
bimetallist of our American statesmen,
and his ideas were formulated into the
law of 1792, when the silver dollar of
412 grains, standard was made the
unit of value. He was very strongly
opposed, as was Jackson, to the issue
of money by banks or bankers, and
wanted all money to originate with the
government. It will be seen, there
fore, that our neighbor has been using
the names of these fathers of the dem
ocratic party deceptively and without
authority. No great democrat, up to
Cleveland's time, ever favored the gold
standard in a public utterance, and his
stand is taken from John Sherman and
his Wall street friends. Bimetallism
was found to be the safest system, and
never was the cause of inllation or of a
panic. Our neiglfbor will have to
study up on democratic precedents and
vote a few more times in democratic
conventions befrre he can talk in
telligently about or dictate what
democracy is. He forgets that he is
not yet a full-grown democrat.
A CKXTKK SHOT AT CLKVKLANU.
In a speech at Concord, N. C, Sen
ator Marion Butler made an attack on
the president which was as severe
as it was just. He said: The man
who puts party above principle is the
be3t tool the goldbugs have, and the
devil never had a better seivant than
the goldbug. Every bond this govern
ment owes England or any other
country or individual is payable in
gold or silver at the option of the gov
ernment, and it says so on the face of
the bond. Yet Cleveland is going to
England to get gold when he could pay
bonds in silver. He does not pay
them in silver because he is the hire
ling of the goldbugs. I chaige it here
and I'll charge it on the lloor of the
United States senate if he sends down
his army after me for saying it. , If you
had an honest man for president lie
could make times easier in ten days
by calling congress together to furnish
relief. It is not enough to send honest
men to congress. We will never see
better times till we drive traitors out
of the white house and get an honest
free silver man for president. "
The worshipers of the golden calf
are so sure they are wrong that they
hail as a great victory the adoption of
a platform which cannot be honestly
interpreted as anything but a free sil
ver statement. The Kentucky, Iowa
and Ohio platforms area readoption of
the Chicago platform of 1892, which de
clares for "both gold and silver as the
standard money of the country, and to
the coinage of both gold and silver
without discrimination against either
metal or charge for mintage" and
that is what the John Sherman press
calls a platform for "gold and nothing
else." Well, if there was any honesty
in such fellows they would admit it to
be a cowardly surrender, and nothing
Mr. Hknuy B. King, a delegate to
the "Sound Money Convention" held
at Memphis, last June, writes Wm. II.
Fleming of Agusta, Ga., that though
he was a "gold-bug of gold-bugs," a
"cuckoo of cuckoos" he has now seen
the error of his way. He has read
Coin's Financial School, Archbishop
Walsh's "Bimetallism" and Henri
Cernushi, the French writer.
is that men of thought and men of
action, men whose interests are with
the toilers and not with bhylock, are
Peking over to the bimetallic side
Tile populist state convention was
held in Lincoln last week, and Judge
Maxwell was placed on the ticket for
supreme judge, notwithstanding his
positive refusal to be a candidate. The
Omaha platform was endorsed and
much talk was indulged in, as usual.
Had the convention nominated Mr.
would have been a good show for his elec
tionbutit is very doubtful now whether
Judg6 Po3t cau be beateD:
secretary morton is a very pop
ular man among farmers who farm on
business principles. If his time would
permit he would be engaged the year
round in addressing granges composed
of such ' farmers. Alliance Grip,
f Cuckoo oreran.t
Mr. Morton is far more Dopular,
however, with the men in banks and on
boards of trade, who farm the farmers.
te tnocrativ Convention.
The democratic party of Cass county
Is called to meet in delegate convention
in the city of Plattsmouth on Wednes
day, September 25, 1893, at 1 o'clock p.
m., for the purpose of placing in nomi
nation candidates for the following of
fices: Clerk of the district court, county
treasurer, sheriff, county judge,
county clerk, superintendent of schools,
coroner, surveyor, and to tiansactsuch
other business as may come before it.
Delegates from the first commis
sioner district will also meet and nom
inate a candidate for commissioner to
fill the uuexpired term and delegates
from the third district will nominate a
candidate for commissioner for the full
Delegates to the convention selected
at the primaries heid August 17, 1895,
will take notice and attend.
Following is the apportionment:
Plattsmouth City, 1st (Elmwond 5
ward 4, South Hend 3
Second ward 8i Weeping Water a
Third ward ,('enter ft
Fourth ward :.. 5
Fifth ward 3
Weeping Water City
First ward 1
Second ward 1
Eight Mile (Jrove u
Mt. Tleasaiit 4
Third ward 1
r! Plattsmouth 10
'. Itoek lllutt . 1st i 1st. 3
Salt Creek r.
Stove Treek fi
Hock Ul nil's, I'd llst. -I
Central committeemen are requested
to send credentials to the secretary at
once for compilation.
In any precinct where no primaries
have been held the central committee
man is requested to call primaries AT
ONCE. II. D. Travis, CIi'ii.
Chas. (i niMES, Sec'y.
The democratic judicial convention
of the second judicial district, for the
purpose of nominating a candidate for
judge of the district court, will be held
atthecourthou.se, in Nebraska City,
on Thursday, October .'id. ISO,"), at 1:30
o'clock p. m. The counties comprising
said district are composed of Otoe and
Cass and are entitled to nineteen (111)
F. 1. Ireland, Chairman.
C. M. HuitNER, Secretary.
Those democrats who are following
the Cleveland banner are dragging
their party to a humiliating and dis
graceful defeat. They learn nothing
by experience. The result of last
year's election should have been suf
ficient to give them the clearest en
lightenment respecting this fact.
Cleveland will retire from office in 1S17
with its profits, caring not a whit for
the party he has betrayed and
stranded. But how will it b with
those democarts who now persist in
upholding and sustaining him in his
policy of wreck and ruin in his uni
form adherence to republican policy
and practice in his imitation of John
Sherman regarding the silver question?
Until the advent of Cleveland who
came, it seems, to blight and destroy
there has been no difference in the
democratic party concerning its d
votiou to its fundamental doctrine that
gold and silver were the constitutional
standards of our money system and
the free coinage of both a necessity tin
disputed by any democrat anywhere.
St. Joe (tazette.
It brings the blush of shame to the
cheek of every true American to sre
this great government truckling to a
syndicate of English capitalists, who
cau at will increase or deciease the
gold reserve. Such a financial policy
is little short of criminal. The Times
would love to be able to commend the
course of this administration which
bears the democratic name, but a
traitor is none the less a traitor under
the democratic cloak, and we cannot
regard as less than traitorous the
action of the administration in deliv
ering into the hands of an English syn
dicate the financial policy of our gov
ernment. Papillion Times.
Senator David B. Hilt, said to a
reporter the other day: "The fact can
not be overlooked or disguised that
we have not had a victory in a single
northern state since the advent of the
present administration in power, and
besides have lost many southern
states." Commenting on this state
ment the Nebraska City Press ob
serves very truthfully that "This is all
very true, but Senator Hill has contrib
uted a full share of that discontent
which made the defeat of his party
possible. There is no question about
Iloea Your Ilreath Come
in Duchess Trousers?
Many get theirs that way.
C. E. Wescott & Son jo sales have
passed the lineof 4,000pairsof Duchess
Everybody happy in Duchess Trous
ers. U. XJ. wescou & son sens lueiu,
and everyone who tries them Is sure
to buy nokg other.
Wescott & Son have in most of their
fall stock. Look out for bargains.
(Written forTiiE JontNAt..)
lie is always standing ready, with ft shawl or
He asks her oh! so tei.derly, if he may smoke,
He buttons up her over slices he lifts the blinds
He Is better than an angel while the honey
And he aekH the same old chestnut that we used
"Do you think that others ever were so happy,
"I never would live over all the drearv past."
And I guess you wouldn't either- ould the
honey moon last!
He stays home in the evening, and he lights the
He takes her driving daily, it she so desire,
To win her love und favor betakes lotsof pains
They always act the f ame way till the honey
He kisses her at morniug, he kisses her at noon,
He kisses her at Evening, its just spoon, spoon,
Ami any thing she asks for, he hustles off and
He's infinitely obliging, till the honey moon
And he acts so awful silly that it makes you
He has lust the keen intelligence you so ad
mired But he's happier than the owner of Golconda's
He owns the whole creation w hlle the honey
A LETTER FROM CHADRON.
Some )lHrvatloiiH n North wrttleni N
ItrMMlca by County .ImlgM Kaiiinpy.
Ciiadkon, Neb., Aug.lii), lS9.r,.
Dear Journal: Thinking a tew
lines might not be uninteresting to
your readers, from northwest Ne
braska, I piopose in this to pen you a
few items. We left Plattsmouth on
Saturday, August 24, at 3:43 p.m.,
and on .Sunday morning landed at
Crawford, in the .western part of
Dawes county. Here we took a car
riage for Chadron, and after travelling
over hills ami plateaus and s jrrouuded
by more or less dust principally
more we landed at the hospitable
and beautiful home of Judge ('rites,
where he and his estimable wife have
most hospitably entertained us.
The distance from Crawford to
Chadron, overland, is 30 miles, and on
the route I noticed that the prospect
for crops is not very encouraging.
Many former farms have been aban
doned, owing to crop failures caused
by drouth, w hile here and there, re
minding one of oases in the desert.
may be seen green tields of corn, and
fields ot wheat and oats that indicate
a productive soil with reasonable
moisture. H itli proper irrigation
northwest Nebraska can furnish
homes for thousands.
is situated mi a beautif ul plateau with
pine covered hills on the south and
east. It has one railroad, popularly
known as the "Elkhorn." The popu
lation, lagrely composed f eastern
people, energetic, thrifty and hospit
able, consists of about 2.000 people
1 he city has a line system of water
works and the water is as pure and
sweet as ever flowed Horn springs,
commemorated in poetry and soug
Its inst it ut ions of learning are among
the best, if not the best. In the north
west part of the state a well con
ducted In (ill school with a corps of
able ttachers, and also an academy
which (its students tor entering the
state university without examination
The principal hotel is the "Blaine,"
named in honor of the great states
man, and built at an expense of sixty
1 have met with but one old Cass
county resident aside from our host
and hostess, L. A. Dorrinnton, Esq.
He is as genial as ever, and judging
from his appearance, should he Jive
long enough, he will eventually kick
the beam at a greater avoirdupois than
than President Cleveland.
I have just been looking over the
bar docket of the district court for
Dawes county for the September term,
1S95. The many friends of Judge
Crites will be gratified to learn that be
stands at the head of the Dawes
county bar, a success he has gained
by his well known ability within the
last five years. Of the 25 1 cases on the
docket Judge Crites appears as coun
sel aud attorney in 85. Among the
cases above, is the noted murder case
against Arthur llobison, in which he
assists the prosecution. This case, so
widely published, will come on for
trial next week.
Mrs. Ramsey and children, as well
as myself, are all recuperating from
the healthful effects of the pure ozone
ofthishitrh altitude. We expect to
return to Plattsmouth about Septem
ber the 9th. B. S. Ramsky.
Was An Old Frleud.
A recent dispatch from Emerick,
Madison countv. cives an account of
the fatal shooting at that plac of
Fred Reeves by a woman named
lirandt. Reeves was a prominent
farmer of Madison county and was
well known by Chris 1'etersen of this
city, the two gentlemen having been
neighbors for some eleven years. The
trouble arose over a dispute about
some land Mr. Reeves had rented to
the lirandt jyoman and, according to
a newspaper which comes frorn that
place, the shooting was almost entirely
uncalled for. lhe Reeves familv hv
been peculiarly unfortunate. One of
their children was drowned in a well,
another met a like fate in a creek
while a third child fell under a train
of cars and was cut in two.
KAILK0.M' TUIE TABI.B
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Is the greatest newspaper west
of the Missouri River.
It advocates FREE SILVEK
at the present ratio of sixteen
Its news service is the best to
Duily, $6.00 per year; 50 cents
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