Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, September 12, 1895, Image 4

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The Weekly Journal
C. W. SHERMAN, Editor.
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 Plattsinouth, Ne
braska, as second class matter.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1895.
"I am clearly of the opinion that gold and sil
ver at rates fixed bj congress constitute the le
gal standard of value la this country, and that
neither congress nor any state (under the con
stitutioc) has authority to establish any other
standard or to displace this standard." Daniel
"According tomyviews onthe subject tnecon
spiracy which eeenis to have been formed here
and in Europe to destroy by legislation and oth
er.vise from three sevenths to one half the me
tallic money in the worl i is the most gigantic
c rime 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 .;.
Carlisle, in 1378.
Democratic State Ticket.
For Supreme Justice,
C. J. PHELPS, of Colfax County.
For Regents of State University.
T. W. BLACKBURN, of Holt Couuty.
ROBERT KITTLE, of Dodge County.
Democratic Convention.
The democratic party of Cass county
is called to meet in delegate convention
in the city of Plattsmouth on Wednes
day, September 25, 1S95, 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 transact such
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
till the unexpired term and delegates
from the third district will nominate a
candidate for commissioner for the full
Delegates to the convention selected
at the primaries held August 17, 1S!5,
will take notice and attend.
Following is the apportionment:
Plattsmouth City, 1st jElmwood 5
ward 4 South Bend 3
Second ward 8 Weeping Water 2
Third ward 8 Center 5
Fourth ward 5jLouisvIlle 5
Fifth ward 3; Eight Mile Grove.... 6
Weeping Water City jAvoca 5
Firstward ljXehawka 3
Second ward JjMt. Pleasant 4
Third ward ' Liberty 6
Tipton 5: Plattsmouth 10
Greenwood 3 Rock Bluff's, 1st dist. 3
SaltCreek 5Rock"BluTs, 2d dist. 4
tove Creek 5
! Total 110
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, Chn.
Chas. Grimes, Sec'y.
Judicial Convention.
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
at the court house, in Nebraska City,
on Thursday, October 3d, 1895, at 1:30
o'clock p. m. The counties comprising
said district are composed of Otoe and
Cass and are entitled to nineteen (19)
delegates each.
F. P. Ireland, Chairman.
C. M. IIubner, Secretary.
The late convention at Lincoln
which was managed by Tobias Castor
and Euclid Martin was nottbe howling
success its promotors had hoped for.
Gen. Jackson, "by the eternal,"
would be ashamed to call himself a
democrat of the sort that allows banks
and gold gamblers to dictate the finan
cial policy of the government.
Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckneu has
withdrawn from the race for the United
States senate. This is regarded in the
interest of Senator Blackburn, and
aleo in view of the fact that the peo
ple have almost unanimously expressed
a preference for his re-election.
The only party in this country
which is destitute of principles is that
organization which once claimed a Lin
coln, a Greeley ahd a Sumner among
Its leaders. It now belongs jointly to
the money power of Wall street and
the tariff barons of the east.
The men who took their lives in
their hands in '61 to restore the union
would have been slow to enlist,
had they been able to look into the fu
ture and see the time when the
national credit could only be sustained
by an English syndicate for a bribe of
Dennis Merriman is an old line dem
ocrat who lives in .Lincoln. lie is
credited with having written the fol
lowing letter with respect to the recent
gathering in Lincoln which explains
itself, and it is as rich and racy as it is
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 2. Dr. L. W.
Edwards: There is advertised a gather
ing next Wednesday in this county
commonly styled the "straight demo
cratic convention," whose promoters
have advertised me as a delegate from
the fifth ward. I make you my proxy
to represent me at the gathering. Tell
them that my name was used without
my knowledge or consent and that I
do not believe they had any caucus or
primary for the fifth ward. Tell them
that they are party anarchists; that
they represent a bolt from the state
convention of last year of less than
one-tenth after participating in the
making of the platform and electing
the state central committee; that their
pretext is the nomination of llolcomb.
like the national democratic party ai
Baltimore in 1S72 unanimously uom
iuated Horace Greeley; that tr.eir at
tempt at party anarchy is the same as
a tew did in 1S72 under a like organiza
tion; that notwithstanding that at
tempt at party anarchy the party
organization died not, but giew and
was indorsed by the people of the
United States at the polls three times
since; that the attempt at national
party anarchy "died a bornin' " just as
their attempt m Nebraska will do.
Tell them that they are like the bolt
lug anarcnist-aemocrats ot Illinois in
1S5S, who licked the hand of the demo
cratic president James Buchanan
and knifed in the back the democratic
party and Stephen A. Douglas because
he dared to disagree with the demo
cratic administration under the control
of the slave holding oligarchy; that
these party anarchists were paralyzed
by the democratic party of that state.
headed by Douglas, and soon after
were ashamed to own what they had
Tell them that they are the fellows
who tranced in high feather because of
having their own way in the state con
vention two years ago.
Tell them that because one-tenth
could not rule the whole of theconven
tion of last year that that is no reason
why they should whine and bawl like
spanked babies who could not have
their own way.
Tell them that their movement and
the republican machine are working to
the same end, with but a singlethought
the idea being to make the supremacy
of the republican bosses in Nebraska
secure and to have the federal officers
go to the national convention.
Tell them that the democratic party
will surrender to no such combination;
that it is already in the field in line to
battle with its Hag unfurled and that
if it goes down it will not behumiliated
by a surrender to bolting anarchists,
but with its colors flying and fighting
as one for its life against the allied
forces. It will stand as an eternal
protest against "republicanism" which
is one of the greatest foes of a free
Tell them that they have the encour
agement of the republican politicians
of this state and the pity of every old
line democrat who has a thorough con
tempt for men who, after they have
been thoroughly and completely
whipped, refuse to "take their medi
Tell them that with all of my good
feeling for them I would be inclined to
chastise them.
But tell them that as an old school
democrat I simply pity them.
Dennis Merriman.
The soundest money is that which
will help avoid panics aud tend to keep
prices stable. The fathers of the re-
puunc tnose men who Had gone
through the trials incident to a long
and bloody war that was fought in be
half of liberty and equality estab
lished a system which was as near per
fect as the mind of man has been capa
ble of inventing, and that was the bi
metallic system. The history of the
country since that time shows that
when we have had panics it has been
because that system has been violated
by big banking corporations which
floated too many wildcat promises to
pay. The gold and silver currency of
the fathers was alwaps stable always
ouuuu a iuuu as Lue uiLL!fr!L;ii i if: i
system of the fathers was maintained.
Ao sooner had John Sherman and his
fellow conspirators succeeding in over
throwing that system than the great
panic of 1873 followed and since that
time the products of men's labor have
had a general downward tendency, and
although the single gold standard was
set up as the acme of "sound currency"
it was not able to prevent the panic of
1893 the most severe in all modern
times. Free coinage would bring the
best of sound money, and that is the
only thing that will bring it.
Mr. Bryan left the 23d day of Au
gust for the Pacific slope, and will fill
several engagements in Colorado and
Utah on his way there. He has been
engaged to speak in the larger cities
from Los Angelles north to Pugent
Sound and will return sometime in
October. Mrs. Bryan will accompany
him. It is one of the most remarkable
things of these strange times that a
young man like Bryan should in such a
short time make such a profound im- ment. Tt is whispered that in return
pression upon a great people like ours, for the Journal's support Mr. Gere, is
It is probably a fact that he receives promised a portfolio in President Mor
more invitations to address the people ton's cabinet. Kearney Democrat.
on the money question from every
quarter than any twenty other promi
nent men, and he is not managed by
any literary bureau either. The invi
tations come directly from the people
of the towns and cities, and with of
fers to pay his expenses in many cases
and a certain sum in others. The
people know he could not afford his
time and travelling expenses, and they
freely and voluntarilycontribute to aid
him in his work. As an example
of this brotherly spirit that is today
uniting the masses in one solid
phalanx of invincible voters, we
give you what we witnessed not long
since, while introducing Mr. liiyan to
the many people wUo had just heard
him speak; a young farmer who had
lost two or three crops came up and
while shaking hands placed a dollar in
Mr. Bryan's hand, saying take this to
help on the cause. The money was
kindly returned with the assurance
that the cause was marching on at a
more rapid pace than any other of so
great importance, had attained in this
country. This is Mr. Bryan's way and
the way the people propose to stand by
him. Yet the hired liars for the trust
combines and money gamblers of Wall
street set afloat vile slanders about this
man; saying he is paid by "silver
kings" to deliver speeches in their be
hrlf. It is hardly necessary for us to
say much statements are false in every
particular; that he has not received a
dollar from any silver syndicate or
others interested directly or indirectly
in silver mining, Imt it is a fact ami
those circulating these lies know them
to be such. Crete Democrat.
The gentlemen from this county who
attended the late bolting pie-biter's
convention were basely deceived in ad
vance by those who were engineering
the affair. They were told that it
would be a big convention of represent
ative democrats, that such men as
George L. Miller would be there to give
it character aud dignity. For weeks
the word was given out that John G.
Carlisle and Mr. Morton would be
there and make speeches, and after
that delusion was dispelled Mr. Carlisle
was to write a letter to be read amid
the shouts of the delighted cuckoos.
But the affair came short of all these
attractions. It was not a large gather
ing, although free passes were offered
galore. Those who look upon Dr.
Miller sa the be-all and end-all of de
mocracy were chagrinned to find him
absent; neither Mr. Carlisle nor Mr.
Morton weie there, and neither of
them wrote letters, and the former at
the last sent only a telegram toTobe
Castor say that he regrets his inability
to attend his (your) convention by rea
son of a "press of business." He
evidently did not wish to be identified
with a meeting of bolters from the
regular party organization. Mr. Huff-
ner is apparently the only man who
extracted any comfort out of his at
tendance. The Nebraska City Press is support
ing Judge Chapman and denouncing
E. F. Warren, the man from that
csunty who wants the nomination for
judge as unworthy of the place, while
the News is defending Warren. The
fact that the Press is peculiarly the
organ of John C. Watson may hare
its influence in dictating the course of
that concern, lor reasons which may
possibly be understood by the bar Mr.
Watson is probably not in favor of a
change in the judgeship. And that
may account for the milk in the cocoa
nut. We notice that many republican
newspapers are gleefully picking flaws
in Edmiston's management of the oil
inspection office, but these same fel
lows observe a death-like silence in the
face of the fact that the late republi-
can oil inspector deliberately stole So,-
i luw fir hiath mnnfv. arm iniir. m rpnun
can attorney-general has made no ef
fort to recover the stolen funds or to
punish the thief. The pop inspector
may not be blameless, but he is an hon
est man in comparison with his repub
lican predecessor. Papillion Times.
V3i. E. Annin, the personal repre
sentative of Mr. Morton and the Cleve
land cabinet, has given out the state
ment that the president has practically
revoked his order of 1887, forbidding
office holders from participating in
partisan conventions, thus giving them
to understand that he expects them to
run the party wherever they can as
they have tried to do in Nebraska, and
succeeded in doing in Iowa and Ohio.
How greatly has Mr. Cleveland changed
within the past seven years!
That great exponent of Grover
Cleveland democracy, the Lincoln
Journal, is giving J. Sterling Morton's
presidential boom a hearty endorse-
After thirty years of trial tbe coun
try rejected the republican party and
overthrew its chosen pol'cy, finding
that it was the essence of legislation
for the benefit of aclas, and not for
the whole people. If this proves any
thing it shows very clearly that polit
ical parties, the same as individuals
are not infallible; that they may be
diverted from their original purpose,
however good aud patriotic it might be,
into channels of evil and wrong. Such
is the verdict of history with regard tw
political parties generally. They can
only -be trusted to carry out avowed
purposes that are consistent with the
welfare of the common people. The
effort to make the whole country pros
perous by the adoption of a system of
taxation (called a protective tariff)
which made a few men rich and ex
pected them in turn to enrich every
body else, has proven a most lamen
table failure, as was shown by the
Carnegie war, demonstrating that the
beneficiaries of that system could not
be depended on to divide the profits
with the men whom the system pre
tended to help.
The republican party originated in
the effort to make slavery sectional and
freedom national; and there is noques
tion now that that effort was justifia
ble and a righteous one. Theseopeof
the original party, however, did not
even include any position on the tariff
Search the platform of lSoG and the
tariff is not even mentioned in it
Neither was protectionism in the plat
form on which Abraham Lincoln was
elected. Protection, therefore, was an
afterthought pushed in by designing
men to enrich themselves and was kept
undercover, while "loyalty" was held
up to view as the great party virtue.
But the crying wrong of the protective
system was so great and so evident that
even the virtue of having saved the
union could not always protect the
party from defeat. It went down, de
servedly, in 4S4 and again in "92, on
that issue, and it is the sherest politi
cal folly now for that party, to try to
rehabilitate itself on that issue. In the
opinion of the writer such a movement
is not an honest one, and it is only put
forward as a blind to prevent the
masses from thinking of the only real,
live issue now before the country iuhI
the world to -wit: the financial ques
tion. The money loaning fraternity,
who form the most selfish, powerful,
vicious and corrupt combination known
among men, is engaged in a struggle
to fasten its fangs into the throat
of all industry, enterprise and to make
slaves of all men who labor, and they
can only succetd by casting dust in
the eyes of those whom they mean to
deceive and plunder. They try to
hold their victims by claiming to be
for "sound money," and charge their
opponents with favoring "fiat money,"
"cheap money" and tell all manner of
lies about them.
But the question is before the peo
ple, for solution, nevertheless, and it.
will cone up in spite of deception, tar
iff humbnggery and the "sound money'
How much belter this world would
be off if the divine injunction to "love
one another were univerfallv ob
Hitil T I'iK-le IVlr.
World Herald.
Uncle Pete Huffner, the sage of
Plattsmouth, is a happy man today.
The political organization known as
the bolters, of which Uncle Pete
should be recognized as the real
leader, has honored Cass county's
Grand Old Man by making hi in a
member of the state committee. Even
this long-delaved recognition of merit
ami genuine leadership will be appre
ciated by the people of Cass county.
who, for a great many years, have
compelled Uncle Peter Buffner to fight
off honors with a club. But for the
becoming modesty of Uncle Pete, he
would long ago have held high office.
He has rejected all of these with scorn.
But honors have been thrust upon
There stands the bolters' political
There stands Uncle Pete lluffner!
Hail to their chief !
k'lt is something of a mystery to
me," said Charley Grimes to a Jouk
nal reporter this morning, "how my
old veteran democratic friend, Col.
Ituffner, is going to accept the nomi
nation tendered him by the second
ward free silver democrats and popu
lists for assessor. Here is Ed's posi
tion: He is state central committee
man of the bolters for this district, is a
rampant 'goldbug' and a staunch op
ponent of fusion, and now is a candi
date for office on the ticket of the reg
ular organization. In addition to this
he is a delegate to the regular couuty
convention. I have a vague desire to
know "where he is at." How can he
sit in a convention of those whom be
has just been denouncing as anarch
ists and lunatics? He can do it con
sistently I don't think," and the sec
ond ward councilman vauished into
the mist of the hereafter.
a Mi.YEit
The follow in reoluM.uis were
unanimousU adopted at the demo
cratic state convention, held in Omaha
August 2-d:
"We, the democrats of Nebraska, in
convention assembled, reaffirm our
faith in those principles written in the
declaration of American independ
ence, and emphasized by .leffeiron and
ence. and emphasized by .Jefferson and
Jackson, namely, that all men are
created qual; that the me endowed
by their creator will certain unalien
able rifihis. iiiiM.ntr which are life,
liberty aud the pursuit of happiness;
that wrovernmeuls are instituted
among men to secure these rights,
and that governments derive their
just powers from the consent of the
governed; and we demand that all of
the departments of the irovernmeut,
legislative, executive and judicial,
shall be administrated in accordance
with these principles
"We reaffirm the declarations made
by the last democratic state conven
tion hela in Nebraska on September
126, 1694.
"We believe that the restoration of
the money of the constitution is now
the paraiuout issue before the county,
and insist that all parlies shall plainly
state their respective positions upon
this question, in order that the voteis
may intelligently express their pre
ference; we, therefore, declare our
selves in favor of the immediate re
storation of the free and unlimited
coinage of cold and silver at the
present legal ratio of 1(5 to 1, as such
coinage existed prior to 1873, without
waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation, such gold and silver
coin to be a full legal tender for all
debts, public and private.
"We send greeting to our demo
cratic brethren throughout the union,
who are makiug such a gallant fight
for the restoration of bimetallism and
congratulate them upon the progress
"We depreciate and denounce as
un-American and subversive of the
principles of free government, any at
tempt to control the action or policy
of the political parties of this country
by secret cabals or organizations of
any character, and warn the people
against the danger to our institutions
thatlurks underany such secret organ-
iz.itiou. whether ba:ed ou religious, po
litical, or oilier differences of opinion
Ilecoguizing thai the stabilitr of
our institutions must test on the virtue
and intelligence of the people, we
stand, as in the past, in favor ot the
free common school system of the
stale, and declare thai the same must
be perpetuated and receive liberal
financial support, and that the man
agement and control ot said school
svslem should be non-sectarian and
i ne uemociacy oi eurasKa up
proves and commends the declarations
of Presideut Cleveland in the past in
'condemning the pei iiicu. us activity of
incumbents of federal olhces under
the government, in attempting to con
trol the policy and nominations of
their parties, and we -hereby recom
mend the renewal of the policv of the
first administration in that regard.
"We atlirin the uncompromising op
position of thedetnocratie party to the
fostering aid I y the government
either national or state, of chartered
monopolies, and declare it as the rec
ognized policy of the partv from the
davs of .Jefferson and Jackson to
watch with the utmost jealousy the
encroachments of corporate power.
and we are in favor of such legislation
as will insure a reasonable control by
the state of corporations deriving
t heir power and privileges from the
date. and espec'allv the regulation of
rates for transposition bv the rail
roads of thp state."
11 o Duu'l L.tvt Hen-.
Maitiu WiugooU of l'intthujouth id
a man who lias been acquaiuleil with
the geography of this couuity tor
thirty ) ears, but uol until lust Satur
day did lie have the pleasure of being
eutertained iuside of the citv jail. He
brought two carloads of cattle to South
Omaha and, after disposing of the
stock, started to Omaha, intending to
make some purchases. To his sur
prise he was met bv a man who called
him by name and inquired about the
folks at home. Wingood accepted an
invitation to drink with his new
friend. No sooner had he drank than
he became deathly sick. While in an
unconscious condition he was robbed
of $30. Fortunately for him he had
$S2 in his inside vest pocket which was
undisturbed. Wingood tavs he made
the first wagon track between Flor
ence and the present site of Omaha
and know? all about the Indians and
border ruffians, but that he is not up
to the times with knock-out drops.
The police have a description of the
man who administered the drug and
expect to land hira in jail. The drug
was administered in a South Omaha
saloon. World-Herald.
If Winenod is a resident of this city
or vicinity he is either a very obscure
one or gave a fictitious name. Post
master Fox says no such person re
ceives mail at the postoffice here and
inquiry among a number of citizens
failed to reveal his identity.
English Spavin Liniment removes nil Hard.
Soft or t'allonsed Lumps and Blemishes from
horses. Blood Spavin, euros, splints. Sweeney,
Klne-bone. Mines, fcprams. an swollen Throat.
Coughs, etc. Save ISO by use of one bottle."
Warranted the most wonderful Blemish Cure
ever known, sold by F. O. Fricke & Co.. drusr-
gists. Plattsmouth. .T7.8
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Js the greatest newspaper icest
of the Missouri River.
It advocates FREE SILVE fi
at the present ratio .of sixteen
to one.
Its news service is the best to
be obtained.
Daily, $G. 00 per year; 50 cents
per month Weekly, $1 00 per
Subscriptions for the
received at this office
Will keep constantly on hand a full aud
coin ,lctt Mock of pure
Also a full line of I'incifUI'ii Sundrl-.
Pure liquors for medicinal purpo:-et;.
(eelttl attention givm to
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only i rtics selling our Alaska CrjMal
Spectacles and lye-Glasses
In 1'ltit tMi'oiit h. These are far
Mii'rior t miiv otlier sold in tl. is city.
posM'ssinif h iiUriral trHtispareiicy and
MreuuthiiiK 'I'oiHiies which will
servim; tlo failing eye M'ht.
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Pore Wines and Liquors
Sole Agents for the Celebrated
Pabst Beer.
Deliveries made to tiny part of the
city or shipped to any place.
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