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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated. fiUjQ J 3 (
NO. 46.
Conditions and Elements Required
for the Success of a new Party.
It can Only Organize and Present
Issues Evolved by Surrounding
'Borne Things to Think Over.
The paper following is the casual ad
dress delivered by Mr. Taubeneck before
the Illinois people's party state central
committee, at Springfield, early in 1896,
and is printed in "The Little Statesman"
at the request of the committee. F. J. S.
No country on earth is ruled by par
ties as is the United States, Ours is
strictly a government by parties, and
the most interesting phase of our history
for the political student, is the "rise and
fall" of parties. Since theformation of
our government twenty-eight political
parties have been organized, of which
number but five have elected presidents.
Most of those that failed were the fore
runners of others, ice-breakers of those
that finally succeeded. Since the organ
ization of the p- ple's party, in 1891,
the question has often been asked: Why
have a few parties been successful and
the majority failures? Why did one suc
ceed and others fail? I have given five
years of patient study and observation
to the solution of this difficult problem
The following conclusions are the re
vThe organization of a new party is a
most hazardous venture. There are so
many elements to Harmonize, ana so
many obstacles to overcome, that those
who have practical experience in this
field usually shrink from the task; polit
ical organizations are governed by laws
which are immutable as those of nature.
When these laws are disregarded or
transgressed, defeat is inevitable. There
is qo chance, luck or blind fatality in the
success or failure of a new party, but all
depends upon a correct understanding of
and the rigid adherence to these laws.
The conditions necessary to the suc
cessful organization of a new party are
First. Discontent, unrest, misery, dis
tress and dissatisfaction among the
masses are the basis of every political
revolution. The discontent must be
general, pervade nearly all classes, and
have its origin in a common cause,
The people, as a whole, never think until
they feel, and never correct an evil so
long as the burden is bearable; therefore
the discontent must become intense be
fore they leave old grooves, old parties,
old associations, and align themselves
under a new banner with those who have
been their adversaries in the past. Gen
eral discontent among the masses is the
first condition and the very foundation
upon which all new parties rest.
Second. This discontent and unrest
must be caused, not by an act of nature,
as flood, drought, famiue or pestilence
out by the government, in either making
bad laws or in refusing to legislate on
florae new issues; that is, the government
must be responsible for the discontent
oy refusing to repeal obnoxious legisla
tion, or by disobeying the wishes of the
people to enact new laws on new ques
tions arising out ot new conditions.
Third. All existing parties must ignore
the new issue and refuse to heed the voice
of the people; that is, those parties al
ready organized and recognized as polit
ical factors must turn a deaf ear to the
demands of the people. A new party
cannot be organized on anissuefor which
an old one is contending without becom
ing a "claim jumper." No new party
-can be successfully organized until the
discontent becomes intense and all exist
ing parties decline to take up the new
These are the indispensible conditions
mecessary to the organization of a new
party. No one or two are sufficient; it
requires all three. When all are favor
-aoie, men tne ioiiowmg elements are
necessary to consummate the work:
First. Orignal thinkers minds capa
ble of analyzing and tracing effects and
conditions to their logical conclusions;
to first principles; to their final analysis:
and of prescribing a remedy which will
give the desired relief, and which is prac-
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uuai uuu nun ni variance wnn me present
stage in the developement of the race.
Many new parties have been failures for
the want of this element. No new party
-can succeed unless its demands rest on
sound principles, along practical lines,
.and correspond with the present stage in
tne aeveiopement 01 tne race.
Second. Speakers and a press, to pre
sent the demands of the party to the
people, without these it cannot reach
the public. This is an indispensible, but,
if influenced by improper motives, the
most dangerous element in the organi
zation 01 a new party, writers and
speakers are the m older s of public opin
ion and have the power to temporarily
lead the people in the wrong direction as
well as in tne right. A distinguished
".-senator once remarked: "This is the
wind-mill element in a party, because
they diffuse the thoughts and principles
of a party as the wind carries over the
land the vapor rismsr from the ocean.
Third. The cold-blooded calculator:
the practical politician;the organizer who
can drill, weld and cement the different
-elements into one mass, into a machine,
o that the party may act as a unit. No
new party can be a success without the
support of a portion of the practical and
successful element in society. A success
ful party is always a practical party,
because a party cannot be successful un
til it becomes practical.
These are the three elements necessary
to consummate the work of organizing a
new party when all the conditions are
favorable. One cannot be substituted
for another when any are lacking. Each
must do that for which nature bas pre
pared it and not intrude upon another's
domain. An orator or editor in seldom
more than a superficial thinker or organ
izer, nor ts an organizer or profound
thinker likely to be a success as an editor
or orator. -
In connection with the conditions and
elements mentioned, it becomes necessary
to rigidly observe and adhere to the fal
lowing rules; otherwise the best effort
will result in nothing:
1. The discontent and dissatisfied ele
ment in the old parties is the only build
ing material, the only source of supply
for a new party. Voters will not join a
new party until they are dissatisfied with
an old one. The source ot suppiy 01 a
new party is in proportion to the dissat
isfied elements in the old parties. No
new party can succeed which does not
meet the demands and receive the sup
port of these elements.
JJ. no new party can succeed except
on the question or questions which are
dividing old parties and those that
add strength to them; that is, a new
party must make that question which
is disintegrating the old organizations
the issue, the central idea, the test of
partv fealtv. The acme, the science of
platform-building for new parties con
sits in finding out what question isdi
viding the old parties, and making that
question the issue for the new one with
out any other planks except those that
add strength to this one. A new party
cannot succeed, therefore, which would
try to make single-tax, socialism, nation
alization of all public utilities, prohibi
tion or woman suffrage an issue, when
the dissatisfaction in the old parties is
due to the money question, the sale of
bonds and the income tax decision. This
would be giving the voter "a stone when
he asks for bread." The dissatisfied ele
ments in the old parties must find in the
new party that for which they are con
tending in an old one, unencumbered
with other Questions in which they do
not believe; otherwise there is no induce
ment to leave one or join the other. No
new party can be a success on any ques
tion until it divides the old parties, be
cause otherwise there is no source of sup
ply foribuilding material.
3. No new party will succeed when it
makes that question which is dividing
the old parties the issue, and then loads
its platform down with other demands
in which the masses do not believe; that
is, a new party cannot take up the money
question, which at present is dividing
the old parties, and then add single-tax,
eocalism, prohibition and worn an suffrage
and receive the support of those are con
tending for monetary reform in the bid
parties. The dissatisfied elements in the
old parties will not support a new party
if compelled to vote for three or four
measures in which they do not believe,
or which they do not understand, in or
der to get to get to vote for one in which
they do believe. The repelling force of
such a platform is greater than its at
tractive force, ihisiswby the platform
of a new party is seldom much stronger
than its weakest plank. 1
4. The platform must be constructed
so that all members of the party can
stand on and defend it as a whole; that
is, a new party will not succeed with a
platform, containing, say, four planks,
when a portion of its members believe in
the first plank only, another portion in
the second only, a third portion in the
third only, and a fourth portion in the
last only. To illustrate tne point, sup
pose we add to the platform of a party
containing one plank with one million
a second plank with another million votes
We then have two planks and two million
votes, one vote for each plank and one
vote against each plank "a bouse de
vided against itself." If we add a third
plank with another million otes, we
then have two votes against each plank
and one for it. Every time we add a
plank we also increase the repelling force
in a party, which in time will shatter it
into as many factions as there areplanks.
It is impossible to unite in one party
those elements which from principle an
tagonize one another.
5. A new party can make planks, but
not issues. Issues evolve out of condi
tions, and new parties out of issues.
Ninety-nine per cent, of those who under
take the task of organizing a new party
confound planks with issues. A plank is
simply a declaration stating the side
taken by a party on some question;
while an issue is a controversy between
parties, or when the public mind is
focused on some question which, being
amrmed by one party and denied by an
other, is presented to the people for a de
cision. 1 be public mind is never focused
on more than one great question at one
time. This is why seldom more than one
Question becomes an issue in one cam
paign. Men can make planks, but God
creates issues.
6. An ideal platform U one in which
the issue is the great "central idea," and
with no other planks except those which
add strength to it. Whenever a plank
repels more votes from the "central
idea than it attracts, then it has no
business in the platform. That question
which is dividing and disintegrating old
parties must also bo the "central idea"
for the new one, and all others subordi
nate to it. No new party has ever suc
ceeded with any other policy or with any
other kind of platform.
7. If the object in a campaign is to
hold the "rank and file" in line, in the
place of winning new recruits, then the
party should select its candidates from
me ranus 01 tne "oiu guard," which is
an excellent policy after a party is firmly
established and contains a majority of
the voters. But if the object is to win
new recruits, then the best men to nomi
nate (other things being equal) are those
wno leit the old parties last. A new re
cruit as the candidate can bring tea new
voters with him where a candidate se
lected from the ranks of the "old guard"
can bring one. The average voter Is
very sensitive when asked to join a new
Earty and vote for men whom he has
itterly opposed in former campaigns.
But if you give him an opportunity to
vote for men who left an old party since
the preceding election or at the time he
did, he feels as though he was voting for
one of his converts. If a new party
adopts the policy of selecting its candi
dates from the new recruits, it will gather
around its banner a large army of new
workers in each succeeding campaign
who have not before antagonized the
dissatisfied elements in the old parties.
8. The press and speakers, as well as
the candidates, who present the demands
of the party to the people, cannot be
too careful in guarding against anything
that may arouse party prejudice and
party spirit. They must constantly
keep this point in mind: Ignore and re
main silent on all other political ques
tions except those which are dividing
the old parties. Never offend or antago
nize the source of supply the buiidingma
terial for the new party. The moment a
leader or speaker of a new party receives
the label "crank," his influence with
those not yet in the party is destroyed.
Those who enthuse the "old guard" sel
dom make converts. The most effec
tive speakers are those who left the old
parties last, because they will receive
attention, and their words will have fen
times as much weight with the dissatis
fied elements in the old parties as otoer
speakers. Those editors and speakers
who ridicule or abuse voters tor remain
ing in the old parties, or attack their in
telligence and patriotism, are the great
est enemies to a new party. The secret
of success in conducting a campaign for
a new party consists in compelling the
old parties to discuss those questions
only which are dividing their ranks, if
they can do this, then it logically follows
that every time the press and speakers
of the old parties attack the new party
they also attack and offend the dissatis
fied elements in their own organizations
and drive them away. This is turning the
enemy's guns on his own ranks, and the
more be tires, the more votes he will drive
into the new party.
9. In a campaign between old parties
there are three distmct stages. I he first
is educational, an appeal to reason, to
the higher faculties in man. The second
is an appeal to prejudice; and the third
usually the two weeks preceding an elec
tion, is an appeal to the passions, to all
that is left of "the wild beast in the
heart man." A new party can without
difficulty hold its own in the fls&t sge,
but the two last, unless well guarded,
break its ranks.
10. All Questions which are. .or have
been, issues between existing old parties,
will divide and dissolve a new party into
its original elements, if it injects them
into the campaign or platform.
These are the conditions and elements
necessary and the laws which must be
observed to successfully organize a new
party. Everything is governed by law;
political parties are no exception.
No new party can succeed until some
great question divides and disintegrates
the old ones. When this takes place,
then the secret of success for the new or
ganization consists in making the issue
that question which is dividing the old
parties, and with no other planks except
such as add strength.
The enemy in politics, like in war, if he
understands his business, always attacks
the most vulnerable poiut. If the new
party does not present any weak points,
then it logically follows that the old
parties must attack its fortress the
questions which are dividing their own
ranks. But if the platform of a new
party advocates measures in whieh the
dissatisfied elements in the old parties do
not believe, then the old parties will not
only attack the new one on its weak
points, but also compel its press and
speakers to offend and antagonize its
source of supply its building material.
Whenever the old parties succeed in com
pelling a new one to antagonize those
elements in tho old parties to which it
looks for its source of supply, it will
With these facts before us, what great
question or questions are dividing the
old parties at the present time? The
money question, the sale of bonds and
the income tax decision. Now (189G)
for the first time since I860 the dissatis
fied elements in the old parties are suffi
ciently numerous to elect a president
and congress, providing they can be uni
ted in one party and on one platform. The
people's party is in a position to build a
platform, out of the questions which are
now dividing the old parties, that will
receive the support of eight million
voters in the United States.
St. Paul of Nebraska
St. Paul, Neb., April 16, 1896.
Boarding the Ord branch of the U. P.
R. R. at Grand Island at 3:30 p. m. on
the loth inst we were whirled over the
rolling praries northward and after an
hours very pleasant ride the brakeman
cried out; "St. Paul change cars for
Loup City and points west." We alighted
from the train and proceeded to the
hotel Phillips, visited at the court house
and at different places in the city and
after a refreshing night's rest, went out
among the dear people to see what could
be done in the way of adding a few more
names to the roll of honor.
St. Paul is a pretty little city situated
on the South Loup on an elevated table
land, rising toward the setting sun;
farmers report the wheat crop in this
county more forward than is usual for
the time of year. J. M. I).
The Crop pay It all.
The family of Levi P. Morton, govern
or of New York and aspirant for the pres
idency, sailed ou April 8 on a European
trip. The farmers of the west will con.
tinueto take daily trips along the fur
rows which bear the crops which pay the
traveling expenses of the Morton fam
ily. Silver Knight.
Vigorous Efforts to Enact the Omaha
, Platform Jnto Law.
Bills to Prohibit Gold Mortgages, to
- stop the Issue of Bonds, to Limit
the Veto Power, to Establish
Government Telegraphs. '
One to Amend the Constitution and
Provide an Income Tax.
AH the populist senators and congress
man are keeping right in the middle of
the road, doing their royal best to keep
the principles of the Omaha platform be
fore the people, and to enact them into
law. Among the many really good
measures introduced iu Congress by them
the following have been recently present
ed by Senator Butler of North Carolina:
i A bill to prevent discrimination be
tween various kinds of legal tender money
of the United States, and to mantain the
equal debt paying and purchasing power
thereof, and for other pnrposes.
"Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress ' assembled that
any note, bill, bond, draft, check, ex
change, contract, mortgage, public 01
private obligation, or pecuniary liability
hereafter made or contracted, which may
provide for its payment in a specific kind
or kinds of legal tender money of the
United States, may be paid or discharged
;n any kind of legal tender money of the
United States, current at the time of its
maturity or collection, at its face value,
such stipulation or agreement to ' the
contrary notwithstanding."
In presenting this bill Senator Butler
said: "By its title it will be seen that
is a bill to maintain the equal debt pay
ing and purchasing power of all the legal
tender currency of the country. I see
that the various state conventions, now
being held to elect delegates to the Re
publican National Convention are de
claring in faver of this policy, and pledg
ing their party to give the people such a
currency. Both of the old parties de
clare it their policy in their last national
platforms, and will probably so declare
again this year. In order that we may
be able to turn these promises into per
formances before another compaign, I
hope the committee on finance will report
this bill promptly. We shall then be
able to redeem, before their next national
conventions are held, the promises which
both of the old parties made, so they will
not have to make these promises over
again. The People's party stands ready
to help either party, to redeem this
promise. We are ready to do it now.
Gold mortgages are plastered over every
town and hamlet in this country, and
nearly every man today who borrows
money is forced to give a gold bearing
mortgage or note. No Government
shonld allow such discrimination against
any of its legal lender or lawful money.
It is not only an injustice to the debtor
class, but it is a suicidal governmental
policy. It is all wrong and no party can
defend it. Both the democratic and re
publican parties say they are opposed to
such a policy, but they have done noth
ing to correct it. They can correct it by
passing this bill. The law as it now
stands, instead of maintaining the equal
debt paying and purchasing power of
all lawful money actually makes gold
dearer. How can the government de
liberately legislate to increase the pur
chasing power of gold, and then insist
on paying its own debts iu this dear
money and force private debtors to do
the same. The money lender and the
bond holder are the only people who are
benefited by the present law. Itistothe
detriment of everybody else. The bill
which I offer will correct the wrong."
Senator Butler also succeeded in secur
ing the following amendment to the
postotfice appropriation bill:
"Provided that fifty thousand dollars
of this amount to be used to defray the
expense of the experiments in rural free
delivery under the direction of the Post
Master General, and the amount hereto
fore appropriated for this purpose, and
still unexpended, be available for said
During the fifty second congress Hon.
Tom Watson secured an amendment to
the postoflice appropriation bill provid
ing ten thousand dollars for two years
to make an experiment in rural free de
livery, but every Post Master General
since that time has steadily refused to
apply this money for that purpose on
the ground that the amount was not
large enough to make a practical ex
periment. To remove any excuse, and
to secure a practical test of free rural de
livery. Senator Butler presented the
above amendment, which he followed
with a vigorous speech demanding at
least some consideration for the
farmer, and gained his point by a narrow
vote. He snowed that free postal de-
I livery was being experimented in small
towns ana villages and declared that the
farming communities were entitled to
similar privileges. He asked why should
money be appropriated to deliver mail
free to a city mat. wh 0 could go to t he office
for his mail in five minutes while the
farmer who paid more than his share of
taxes should be forced to go miles for his
mail at a great loss of time. The twenty
thousand dollars secured by Mr. Watson
and the fifty thousand dollars by Sena
tor Butler will furnish sufficient fund to
make the experiment, and without doubt
establish this much desired system de
manded bjr the Grange and Farmers
Alliance, and farmers of this country will
appreciate the efforts of those who
brought it about.
The third measure proposed by Sena
tor Butler is equally, if not more im
portant than the others. Its aim is to
limit the veto power of the President.
It proposes an amendment to the Con
stitution providing that a majority of
congress instead of two-thirds, as now,
shall be sufficient to pass any measure
over the veto of the President. In pres
enting this amendment Senator Butler
said: , '
'This veto power is one provision
where the constitution, we might say, is
defective. It is a relic of monarchy.
When our forefathers framed the con
stitution they lacked just this much of
being weaned from English Ideas. 1 bey
could not foresee the tremendous patron
age that would go into the bands of the
President in addition to this veto power.
They conld not foresee, and did not in
tend, that this veto power should be
used to kill any bill that the President
did not himself like. In fact, the veto
power was intended to be used very
sparingly, and we have the testimony of
a number of the framers of the constitu
tion to that effect. It is an English idea,
but in England the crowd today does
not dare veto a bill passed by parlia
ment. It has fallen into disuse in a
kingdom, but in thisrepublicit flourishes
and is used more frequently each year.
The people elect their representatives
for both houses of congress directed
to enact the will of the people into
law, yet one man, not even a legisla
tor, has the monstrous authority and
power to nullify any act of congress
A bill is passed after the most careful
and deliberate consideration by the re
presentatives of the people, yet it can be
Vetoed and nullified by the stroke 01 a
pen in the hand of one man. This is a
dangerous power. When we consider to
day the tremendous patronage the
President has with which he can influence
legislation, in addition to the veto power
to kill what is passed, it makes him al
most an autocrat. It gives him more
power than any crowned head of England
or we might say than any Monarch in
Europe. We saw, here in the last con
gress how this power and the patronage
of the President were used to change the
opinion of congress and to defeat the
will of the people. We saw in the same
congress how the veto power wasused to
strike down a bill that . was passed by
oongreM to coin the seiguorage. .Nearly
every administration since the civil
war has used the veto power and the
patronage of the governmentin the same
way. This abuse and danger grows
greater each year.
Last week Senator Butler introduced a
bill providing for a postal telegraph and
telephone system. The bill makes it the
duty of the postoflice department to
place a telegraph instrument or a tele
phone in every one of the 79,000 post
offices in America, and to reduce the
rates on messages so that the receipts
will be just sufficient to cover the cost of
maintaining the system. In a carefully
prepared argument Senator Butler show
ed that it was unconstitutional of the
government to allow a private monoply
to use electricity, which was heaven s gift
to humanity for speeding information
with lightning rapidity, as it was now
doing to the detriment of the postal
service of the country.- He also Bhowed
that the postoflice department could
place a telegraph instrument and tele
phone in every postoflice in America and
at the same time reduce the charge for
messages more than one-half of the
present charge and yet receive enough
revenue to maintain this vast system
giving the people at every postoflice the
great benefit of rapid communication by
electricity. He showed that the present
telegraph monopoly was making more
money out of the people and giving the
publie a poorer service than any other
monopoly on the face of the globe. Un
less somebody in congress can answer
his arguments congress will be forced to
pass his bill or confess that they are on
the side of monopoly and against the
Since the recent decision of the supreme
court declaring an income tax unconsti
tutional it is necessary to pass a consti
tutional amendmemt to wipe out this in
famous decision of the supreme court.
Senator Butler has introduced such an
amendment. In support of it he has
shown that the present method of tax
ation is unjust in that it raises all of the
taxes by a method that is practically
equal to a poll tax; that is, by a method
that taxes the poorest almost as much
as the richest. He showed that every
state in the union, in order to equalize
taxation, not only has a poll tax, but
also a property tax in order that the
wealth in each state may bear its just pro
portion of the burdens of the government.
Therefore, the general government to
equalize taxation must also have a sys
tem of property taxation or a system of
income taxes, so that the rich who get
so much larger protection from the gov
ernment for their property shall pay
their just share, so as to lift some of the
heavy burdens from the poor and from
the productive industries of the country.
Senator Butler maintained that the two
greatest and most vital questions in any
government are: 1st: to have a just and
equitable monetary system; 2d: to have
a just and equitable system of taxation;
and that therefore no people could be
prosperous or happy, and that no gov
ernment could rest on a solid foundation
unless the great questions of finance and
taxation were based on just and equit
able principles. A larger volume of
money, and an income tax are obsolutely
necessary to correct some of the evils
from which the body politic now suffers,
and to restore to the country a fair de
gree of prosperity.
leliverance will never come until you
stop delivering ballots forthe old parties,
So stop it immediately.
It Proclaims Populist Principles,
Then Sends Delegates to Gra
ver's National Convention. .
The democratic state convention that
is that part of the democratic party in
the state of Nebraska which believes in
free silver and follows Mr. Bryan met in
Funke's opera house in Lincoln,
April 22, and adopted a platform declar
ing free silver coinage at 16 to 1 to be
the issue in the national campaign and
giving it unqalified indorsement; indors
ing tariff for revenue only, the income
tax, direct voting for senators, liberal
pensions, initiative and referendum and
religious liberty; condemning secret po
litical organizations based on religious
prejudices, but opposing diversion o!
public funds to sectarian purposes. In the
evening Gov. Stone of Missouri made a
straight populist speech which seemed to
please the large audience immensely.
une touowing persons were selected as
delegates to the Chicago national con
vention: i
William J. Bryan, Lincoln: C.J. Smyth,
Omaha; W. II. Thompson, Grand Island;
W. D. Oldham, Kearney; r rank J. Mor
gan, Cass county; C.S. Jones, Lancaster;
John A. Creighton, Douglas; Charles H.
Brown, Douglas; C. Hollenbeck, Dodge;
G. A. Luikhart, Madison; C. J.Bowlby,
Saline; Ed. C. Biggs. Seward; D. Walsh,
Red Willow; F. A. Thompson, Clay; Dr.
A. T, Blackburn, Holt; J. U. Dabiman,
These democrats adopted a populist '
platform, as far as it went, then proceed
ed to make populist speeches, and then
sent delegates to a national convention
of a party rnn by Grover Cleveland,
Carlisle, Brice, Gorman and Wall St., all
ot which was a very strange performance.
Shall ws DImum Tariff.
Beetok, Neb., April, 14, 1896. ;
Editor Indepknddnt Yours of April
1, was received some time-since. As my
business is farming and my time fully
occupied to keep both ends somewhere
near together (they get farther apart in
spite of all I can do) is my excuse for not
answering sooner. I do not know but
what I am better pleaeed that you did
not publish my article than if yon had
done so. My object in writing it wai
not self aggrandizment I assnreyon. I do
think though that we have got to dis
cuss the tariff, lknow scores of peopk
who are as silly as the man wno contends
he is not sick untilne lays - down and
dies, we must get them to realize that
they are sick or they will take their tariff
until the country is as dead as that old
door nail we have always heard about.
Yours for better government,
;.-(... Geo.: Watkins.
German Populist Papers.
Woodlawn, April, 15, 1896.
Editor Indeperden In answer toyour
inquiry about German reform papers I
have to say that there are only a few of
these papers in this country Die Arberter
Zeitung (Labor Gazette) of Chicago is a
daily and gives out an eight page weekly.
Der Vorbote (The Fore Runner.) This
is a good reform paper but socialistic.
Der National Reformer of Milwaukee is
the only real German populist paper that
I know. It is a weekly of four pages well
edited by Robert Schilling the well known
German populist. There is another
paper, Der ArmeTeupel (The Poor Devil.)
I am not sure but I think it comes from
Milwaukee too. As I am not a sub
scriber to this paper I can only judge
from a few articles which the Vor Bote
copied and those articles are a credit to
the paper. Nebraska has no real Ger
man Reform paper.
. The price of "Yortbote" and the
National Reformer is f 2 for each.
Ferd Schwerzeb.
A Happy Wedding.
Mr. F. L. Mary of the governor's office
and Miss Margaret Conway were united
in marriage April 22nd in the St. Theresa
Pro-Cathedral. Both of the young peo
ple are widely and favorable known in
this city. In consequence a very large"
number of prominent citizens of Lincoln
and the state were present, among whom
were Gov. Holcomb, Private Secretary
Marrett, Adjutant General Barry, Super
intendent Abbott, J. A. Edgerton, F. D.
Eager and a large number of other
prominent citizens and friends of the
bride and groom.
The Independent and Free Silver,
Central Citv, Neb., April 11, '96.
Your correspondent rolled into thia
little city on the Platte yesterday after
noon on one of the U. P's. elegantly
equipped trains. Central City, the capi-
tol and metropolis of Merrick county,
presented a very busy appearance today,
her business men of all classes seemed to
be quite busy looking after their custom
ers wno were numerous on tnis particu
lar occasion. The free silver idea;
gether with the Nebraska Independent
are each gaining friends in Merrick
county, and the time is coming, and not
far distant, when the laboring masses
will join hands without regard to previ
ous political affiliations for an equality
before the law of the white metal with
the yellow. J. M. D.
It Grows all the Time.
Chester, Penn., April 2, 1896.
The Merchants and Business Men's As
sociation of this city at its meeting to
night adopted a set of resolutions in
dorsing the free coinage of silver as the
only means to bring the country out o
the business depression now prevalent
The matter was brought np by the re
ceipt of a Boston Merchants Association
resolution indorsing a single gold stand
ard and requesting action on the ques
tion. -j.-