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    September 5, 1895.
Enp Before the People' Ejm the Ufflolal
Itoclaratlon of Democratic Policy.
The Chicago Weekly Dispatch is a
democratic silver paper published ia
Chicago, 111., and may be considered
as the official organ of the democratic
silver forces and the exponent of the
policy of the silver wing of the demo
cratic party. Such being the case, the
utterances of the Dispatch are entitled
to serious consideration.
The editorial page of the Dispatch
of August 24 contains a very peculiar
and significant combination of state
ments and ideas, which may be justly
considered as "pointers," or "straws."
The first item that arrests the atten
tion is under the caption, "A Warn
ing," and is as follows:
"Here is a warning to democratio
managers. The Boulder (CoL) Tribune,
populist, says: 'The democrats of Il
linois, Missouri, Mississippi and Texas
have now pronounced for free silver at
16o 1. Those of Iowa failed to make
a square indorsement and Kentucky
also. At this rate it hardly seems
probable that the national convention
next year will pronounce for free
silver. But no one questions the fact
that the populist national conventicn
will be squarely for the white metal.'
"That's to the point," says the Dis
patch. "A gold standard platform in
1896 will drive all the democrats to the
populist flag. A silver-restoration
platform will bring the populists to
the democratio banner."
Here, then, is a plain and unequiv
ocal declaration that, if the democratio
national convention declares for tfie
free coinage of silver, at 16 to 1, the
voters now aligned in the ranks of the
people's party will rally to the ban
ner of democracy and vote the demo
cratic ticket.
In the course of its editorial com
ments upon the action of the demo
cratic silver conference recently held
in Washington, the Dispatch further,
elaborates this idea. The closing par
agraphs of the editorial in question,
read thus:
"The object to be accomplished is
worthy a manly, energetic struggle.
There is nothing to be concealed. The
more of argument and discussion the
better. Most of the metropolitan
dailies are against us, but the people
are already very fully informed of the
import of the great issue. It resolves
itself into a campaign of the rights of
man against the rule of money. Fail
ure will result in slavery. The battle
must be won. Every inch of ground
must be .keenly contested. Defeat at
the primaries will be disaster in the
state and national conventions and
ruin to the masses. There is no time
to be lost. The fight is now on.
"It is the hope of the Dispatch that
populists everywhere will join this
movement, which is none the less im
portant to them because within the.
mocratic party. It is a' battle on
,aeir ground to a great extent, and
their duty is plain. It will require the
help of all the friends of the people's
money, whether they be in the repub
lican, populist or democratic party, to
win the fight The call to duty im
plies the enlistment under the demo
cratic banner, it is true, but it is the
old, historic democratic flag that has
been raised, not the banner of monop
oly and the rule of property that the
Whitneys and the Carlisles and the
Hoke Smiths and the goldites are
marching under. It is the flag of Jef
ferson and Jackson and Tilden, and its
folds are broad enough to cover every
friend of the people.
"The call to duty is to every loyal
citizen of the republic who desires the
restoration of popular rights, the over
throw of class rule, the defeat of plu
tocracy, and the supremacy of the
masses. In this supreme battle man's
duty to man should stand even higher
than party allegiance. The cause of
the people demands the united action
of all who love patriotism more than
spoils, man more than property."
' The reference to Tilden is rather un
fortunate, as populists generally,
and old greenbackers specially, have
very little loye, or veneration for Til
den's financial tenets. But let that
pass. ' ;
Now let us inquire just what resolu
tions were adopted by the democratic
national silver conference. Here they
Resolved, That the democratio party In na
tional convention assembled should demand
the tree and unlimited coinage ot silver and
Bold into primary or redemption money at the
-'ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting for the action
or approval of any other nation.
Resolved, That it should declare its irrevo
cable opposition to the substitution for a me
tallic money of a panlo-breeding corporation
credit currency, based on a single metal, the
supply of which is so limited that it can be
cornered at any time by few banking insti
tutions in Europe and Amerioa.
Resolved, That it should deolare its opposi
tion to the polioy and practice of surrendering
to the holders ot obligations of the United
States the option reserved by the law of the
government redeeming such obligations in
either silver coin or gold coin.
Resolved, That it should declare its opposi
tion to the Issuing of interest-bearing bonds of
the United States In time ot peace and espe
cially to placing the treasury of the government
under the control of any syndloate ot bankers
and the Issuance ot bonds to be sold by them at
an enormous profit for the purpose of supply
ing the federal treasury with gold to maintain
the policy of gold monometallism.
Note the fact that there is not one
word said about government paper
money, or its issue, or any demand for
any suchmoney,or for the sole issue of
such money by the government. They
are a reproduction, word for word, of
those adopted by the democratic silver
conventions of Missouri, Mississippi
and Texas, and also those adopted by
the democratic convention recently
held in Nebraska. This is a significant
fact, worthy of consideration.
In the fivst column of the editorial
page of the issue in question of the
Dispatch, under the bold caption "Good
Suggestions," appears this item:
"Ex-Senator Butler, of South Caro
lina, had an interview the other day
with Senators Harris and Jones, mem
I bers of the executive committee ap
P pointed by the recent democratic silver
conference, and suggested the follow
ing propositions to be advocated by
the silver democrats:
"1. Repeal of the tax on state circu
lation. ,
"2. Admit silver to coinage at an
equality with gold at the rate of 19
to L
"3. Retire all greenbacks and coin
"4. Require national banks to sur
render their charters and permit them
to take out state charters under na
tional supervision.
"5. Take the government entirely
out of the banking business.
"6. Stop the issuance of long-time
bonds by the government The reve
nues should be enough to support the
government But if it is necessary to
issue bonds they should be of small de
nomination, in order that our own
people can invest their savings in
"To the above he should have added
government control of the quasi-public
service and government supervision of
life insurance."
Now what do these suggestions em
body? Free coinage of gold and silver
at 16 to L The retirement and de
struction of all legal tender govern
ment paper money, including gold and
silver certificates. A return to the old
system of state banks and the grant to
such state banks of the sole right and
prerogative of issuing the paper notes
which are to constitute the people's
sole medium of exchange.
What conclusions may now be
drawn? Simply these: The democrat
ic silver movements which have taken
place in the several states originated
with the people, and are of the people,
but ' the resolutions adopted were
framed by money power, and the
democratic national demonstration,
or movement, ostensibly made in
behalf of silver, has behind it,
as its prime origin and its moving
spirit, none other than Wall street
and the money power of the United
States, who hope to use the silver sen
timent, through the democratic party,
to accomplish their cherished end, aim
and object; to-wit: The retirement and
destruction of all government legal
tender paper money, and Jhe sole con
trol of the issue and regulation of the
volume of the paper money of the nation
through a system of state banks of is
sue. Brethren! the enemy of humanity
has shown the cloven hoof let us be
ware. George C. Ward.
A New York Banker Says They Are Mostly
Apparent and Not Real.
William P. St John is one of the few
presidents of a New York national
bank who favor the free coinage of
silver. Mr. St John, who is president
of the Mercantile national bank, is
not only a conservative business man,
but a thinker and student of finance.
Here is wliat Mr. St John had to say
on the currency question the other
"To my thinking the alleged era of
prosperity is not in sight. We have
had, and are still having, recoveries
from extreme depression, with some
advances in wages from figures that
were below a living scale. , But signs
of exhausted recuperation appear al
ready with a decided lull in at least
three important branches of Our man
ufacturing industries. Cheap talk of
higher prices for iron mention also
new trusts and proposed combinations
among iron men, which are usually in
restraint of trade, rather than har
bingers of widening prosperity. The
great staples of wheat and cotton, hav
ing been depressed beyond reason and
rebounding naturally, have been ad
vanced speculatively to prices equally
unreasonable, but at the time when
the farmer and planters are not bene
fited. "Both of these staples are now
threatened with a new demoralization
in market, with consequently poor re
turns to the producers for the incom
ing crops. The present money market
in New York ' ' per cent per annum
for five months' strictly prime commer
cial paper is not the prognostication
of an era of prosperity. On the con
trary, it is the seal upon the proof of a
new sacrifice of the little prosperity
that appears. It betokens a lack of
profit to borrowers in any use of
money, and presages such prices as
discourage buyers of merchandise for
a future market Therefore, the silver
lining is wanting from the cloud, and
is neither here nor even in sight
"As grounds for my impression that
the reopening of our mints to silver is
essential to an era of even moderate
but continuing prosperity, I remark as
follows: The prices that are governed
by the volume of current money are
normal prices. Scarcity on the one
hand or superabundance on the other
hand of any commodity relative to the
demand for it will yield abnormal
prices for that commodity. Scarcity,
abnormally . high price;, superabun
dance, abnormally low price. Which
is to say that price means money.
What is its price means how much
money for it. Hence a normal quan
tity of any commodity relative to the
demand for it will afford a high price
or a low price for that commodity, ac
cording to the scarcity or abundance
of money. Our normal price of wheat
the price upon which as a fulcrum
our scale of prices for wheat swings up
or down is set absolutely by the vol
ume of our current money. Therefore,
if we enlarge the volume of money, as
by a reopening of our mints to silver,
we shall raise the normal price of all
"Hence we are conspicuously a na
tion of producers, our national pros
perity is favored by enlarging the vol
ume of money so as to increase the
prices of what we produce. . To reopen
our mints to silver is thus to put a pre
mium on production rather than upon
consumption, and to bestow upon the
producer a liberal share of the wealth
for which our consumers are thus
debtors. When such is done we may
see an era of prosperity that has come
to stay."
The industrious and frugal man
should own a nice home; have money
in bank or invested in business, and
an income from his labor sufficient to
keep himself and family in more or
less luxury, and leave an annual sink
ing fund to provide for old age. When
this is the case with the masses, jus
tice will be done. Until it is so, regis
ter your kick against the powers that
be. Missouri World.
Woman Organise the National Progressive
Political League and Enter Into Politic.
A new organization has been formed,
the purpose of which is to advance
through a system of educational meth
ods, and all other possible means of
propaganda, the economic issues of the
people's party.
The influence of women in politics is
becoming a powerful factor; already
three states have extended suffrage to
women, and ere long full right to citi
zenship will be acknowledged.
With this accession of power, there
must also be accession of knowledge.
New issues growing out of new condi
tions confront the nation. The polit
ical battles that are from this time out
to be fought, involve great moral prin
ciples that will determine for all time
the fate of the republic
Briefly stated, the vital question un
derlying political conflict is: "Shall
the United States lapse into an oli
garchy, with its ruling and ruled
classes, or expand into a great co-operative
commonwealth, that will in
sure to every citizen an opportunity
to labor, and secure those things that
are essential to life, liberty and happi
ness? Shall democracy or aristocracy
The rule of wealth already domi
nates politics and our once free institu
tions. Monopoly is strangling liberty.
The republican and democratic
parties are the instruments of monop
oly, and the channels through which
plrtocracy operates to control the
executive, legislative and judiciary
functions of government, and thus en
slave the people through constitutional
The people's party is the growing
power that has entered the list to
vindicate the rights of the people,
oppose the depotism of capital, and
establish civil, political and industrial
independence; and while not express
ing in platform and declarations all
that is essential to the establishment
of a juster system, it does register that
consensus, of conviction relating to
moral and economic questions, which
is essential for practical unity of ac
tion. The people's party maintains , the
sovereignty of the people, and the
sacredness of democratic institutions.
It declares that in a republic govern
ment it, the expression of the will of
the people; that the exigencies of the
times demand that the functions of
the government or the powers of the
people should be enlarged; that the
money of t country should be issued
only by the national government; that
silver should be restored to an equal
parity with gold.
' That the railroads should be owned
and operated by the national, state
and municipal governments; that all
chartered monopolies that now in
fringe upon the rights of the people
should be administered by the govern
ment in the interests of the people.
Therefore, the chief aim of the
"Woman's National Progressive Polit
ical league" is to upbuild and strength
en the people's party. Its members
are pledged to make the justice of the
people's demands better understood,
and to advance the interests of the
cause in eyery honorable way, that
they may win support for the party,
and help to carry it forward to victory.
We appeal, therefore, to the women
of the country to throw their influence
on the side of liberty, truth and justice;
to aid in the building up of such a
powerful organization as will lift this
struggling movement of the people to
the pinnacle of a mighty victory.
We declare that the time has come
when women must assume the respon
sibilities of citizenship; that although
denied the ballot, they must espouse
the cause of humanity, which is the
cause of God, and work through politi
cal channels for the final triumph of
liberty, the establishment of pure de
mocracy, and the ushering in of a new
and higher order of civilization.
Signed by Annie S. Diggs, Washing
ton; Imogene C. Fales, Bensonhurst, N.
Y; Harriet Loring, M. D., Springfield,
Mass.; Mrs. Thaddeus B. Wakeman,
New York; Mrs. Helen Campbell, Mad
ison, Wis. ; Mrs. Edward Bellamy; Mary
P. Irving, editor of The Way, Spring
field, Mass. .
Address all communications to Imo
gene C. Fales, secretary, Bensonhurst,
N. Y.
Metal Money Not Wanted.
If the populists acquiesce in free
silver coinage alone as the paramount
question, they will only weave an
other strand into the cable that binds
us to the money oligarchy. We must
cut the Gordian knot of the money
power, by ridding ourselves of metalio
money altogether. This is the one ab
sorbing, underlying, overmastering
question that challenges our undivided
attention. Gold and silver money has
always been the weapon in the hands
of plutocracy to oppress the producers
of wealth, and always will be, until
we banish gold and silver forever as
money, by standing firmly upon the
Omaha platform with both feet
Yours for the populist money plank,
not the democrat free silver slab. R.
B. Irwin, in Nonconformist
Give us plenty of good legal tender
paper money, based only on the sover
eignty of the government, and if it
goes to Europe it will come back, and
it won't require a monthly issue of
bonds to bring it, either. Farmers'
WaitEr BaKer & Co. Limited.
The Lwfwt Mmufotnren of
Cocoas Chocolates
Oft thii Continent, here neeired
from the grnt "
Industrial and Food
In Tltw of the
manr imitation
of the Ubet, and repper on our
node, eoBMimr thoum me tore
hit our of manufacture. Dorchester, (,
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; The gold-bug press breathes more
easily since the Harvey-Horr talking
match has come to an end. One of the
gentlemen stated that the finance was
a very simple question to understand;
the other declared that it is too deep
for the ordinary person to grasp; and
the latter was correct, for they both
disregarded the question of money and
talked in a rambling, disconnected
fashion about gold and silver. Such
debates (?) are absolutely worthless.
Cleveland Citizen.
The Brewers' Journal is authority
for the statement that British syndi
cates hold $91,000,000 of stock in Amer
ican breweries and that the dividends
were 9 per cent, amounting to $8,190,
000, which was paid in gold. The an
nual product of gold in the United
States is estimated at less than 840,
000,000 by the director of the mint.
How can this country maintain the
hallucination of a gold basis under
such conditions? National Advance.
The panic scared much of the mon
ey in circulation into hiding places.
This money is most likely coming back
into circulation now, and hence we
may see in the face of a contraction of
the money volume an improvement in
the times. But the best year of Cleve
land's second term will not be as good
as the poorest year of Harrison's term,
and certainly Harrison's best year was
bad enough. People who have been
destitute are apt to be satisfied with
thin soup. Missouri World.
Our free silver democratic friends
who want free silver only when they
can get it through the democratic
party, are doing more against this re
form than all of the gold-bug advo
cates. By a liberal use of the party
lash they are to a great extent prevent
ing a consolidation of the free silver
element all over the United States.
The only question awaiting a decision
is whether or not the party lash or
patriotism is the uppermost in the
country. Dublin (Tex.) Progress.
The true reformer is fighting now;
he is "constant in season and out of
season." He is only a holiday soldier
who works during the campaign of
great political excitement. A little
work done now will accomplish ten
times as much good as it will if done a
year from now. If you want to carry
your county in 1898, now is the time to
do the work. Spread campaign litera
ture. Get subscribers for this and
other papers and show your "faith by
your works."
Ex-OoTernor CampbeU Explain.
Massillon, Ohio, Aug. 28. Ex-Got.
ernor CampbeU was asked to harmon
ize his expressed willingness to
"chance it" on a free silver platform
four years ago and his candidacy this
year on a gold standard platform. Be
met the inquiry by wire as follows:
"Hamilton, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1895.
"I did not favor free coinage by the
. United States alone four years ago,
nor do I now, although I am an inter
national bimetallism What I said four
years ago was that I would take the
chances of election upon the platform
as I found it. James E. Campbell."
The Burlington has been chosen the
official route for Louisville G. A. R. En
cumpinent. Special train with Comman
der C. E. Adams and staS also Woman's
Belief Corps will leave Lincoln 2:15 p.m.
Sept. 9th, leave Omaha 4:35 p. m., and
arrive in Chicago early next morning
and at Louisville via Pennsylvania Line
at 4 p. in. Sleeping car accomodations
without change, double berth $4.50,
Omaha to Louisville. Reservations for
berths should be made early so that am
ple accomodations can be arranged for.
For full information and tickets apply
at B. &. M. Depot or city office corner 10
and 0 streets. Geo. W. Bonnell,
C. P. & T. A.
Bee our Campaign offer on first page.
The Wealth Makers from now till No
vember 1st for only 80c. Every voter in
Nebraska should read this paper.
NTOBALGIA cmred ty Vr. Miles' Via
mis. , "One cent a done." At all druggists.
Cyclone Season is Here, r
$3 for first $l,0O0, 10c. for
each additional $100 in the Cy
clone department. Same in Fire
yAMis or hibicctobs. poiTornci.
Tim txplre la 1898.
O. A.FELTON . .....Angus 1
W. J. EYESTONE Rising City
J. A. BMITIL Cedar Rapida
Tim txpliti la 1S9T,
M.DALY.. ....Elgin
J. F. ANTHES.. .Sutton .
O.HULL. Alma
. Tim expire la IStS,
J.G. NEFF Raymond
Wu. YOUNG.... .. Palmyra
S. LICHTY, President Falls City
L N. LEONARD, Vice-President Lincoln
J. Y. M. SWIQART, Secretary-Treasurer Lincoln
1 ' ' i . . V ;,; " "
Over $800,000 Insured. Have paid $640.00 In Losses. Have
had but one assessment. 10c. per $100.00.
J. Y. M. SWIGART, Secretary,
Agents Wanted. LINCOLN, NEB.
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The Baltimore Plan,
now practically endorsed by President Cleveland, is attracting
universal attention because it is based on the evident fact that
the currency and banking systems of the country must be re
formed. But is the Baltimore plan a reform? It gives the associated
banks the power to expand the currency and relieve the country.
It also gives them the po wer, to contract it at will and create
universal distress for their own private gain.
It puts the credit of the government behind every bank note.
It donates all but half of one per cent of the profit on the note
issue to the banks, and it leaves plenty of opportunities for a
Napoleon of Finance to wreck a bank and leave the government
to pay the notes.
It leaves the banks free to demand the highest interest that
the several states will allow, and affords no relief to farmers and
business men of moderate capital.
Contrast with this
The Hill Banking System.
In "Money Found," an exceedingly valuable and instructive
book published by Charles H. Kerr & Company of Chicago, and
for sale at the office of this paper at 25 cents, Hon. Thos. .
Hill proposes that the government open its own bank in every
large town or county seat in the United States, pay 3 per cent
on long time deposits, receive deposits subject to check without
interest, and loan money at the uniform rate of 4 per cent to
every one offering security worth double the amount of the loan.
This plan is not an expense to the government, but a source of
large revenue.
It secures the government amply, which the Baltimore plan
does not. '
It relieves the distress of the common people, which the Bal
timore plan does not.
It protects not only note-holders but depositors, who are un
secured now and under the Baltimore plan would be still
worse off.
In a word, the Baltimore plan is in the interest of the bankers,
the Hill Banking System is in the interest of the people.
Consider them both, and ask your congressman to vote for the
ttie you believe in.
And send us 25c. immediately for the book. "Money Found"
has no equal in its line. Address,
Wealth Makers Pub. Co.,
Lincoln, Neb.
Attorney s-at- Law,
1026 0 St., Lincoln, Neb.
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No Fire Insurance accepted
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No hot wind, bllMarda, nor crop failure. Na
tural Cloyer, Timothy and Blue Qraa. Fnt
cheap. Coal tl per ton at bank. Dry wood 1.S
per cord delivered. All kind of trait that grow
In thla latitude. You will find all the adran
tages In the country adjacent Calhoun, Henry
count? . Mo., 1J mile from Cllntob, the county
eat; population 6,000. Located on the M. K.
T. K. R. 70 mile loutheast Kanaa City. W
Bar a list ot good farm tor aale at from 10 to
80 per acre. Corn yield from 80 to 80 per acre.
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