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June 25, 1896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
THE OMAHA PLATFORM.
Some Improvement in the Wording;
Badly Needtd.
Omaha, Neb., June 13, 139G.
Editor Independent: Referring to
your editorial last eek "about plat
forms," I likerour old populist who has
been in the fight for monetary reform
and who has written you in this matter.
I too have been in the fight ever since
Hugh McCnllough in 1806 began burn
ing up the greenbacks "Lincoln's raw"
(?) and John Sherman in 1869 and 1870
strengthen the public credit "by making
all lawful money" obligations of the
United States payable in coin and by
closing the mints to the coinage of silver
in 1873, making coin mean gold only.
That was thirty years ago, and I am al
ways pleased with every word or sen
tence uttered by any of our leaders show
ing a true understanding of the money
qnestion and its importance. As said by
the Independent, "every person having
a thorough and scientific understanding
of the money question knows that all
money is fiat money, made and unmade
by law, and that the money plank in the
Omaha platform is not only weak and
ambiguous in language, but extremely
unscientific in principle.
The demand for a national currency to
to be at the same time, "safe, sound and
flexible," giving to the word flexible the
bankers meaning of cbangable, not rel
ative to population and property as it
should be, but as it may be to the inter
est or advantage of the bankers and
creditor classes is utterly fallacious. A
money or currency made "flexible" in
this sense can never be safe or sound"
and viceversa. The desideratum in
money, whatever its substance, is fixity
of volume relatively to population,
amount of taxes and property.
So is the system as at present of the
government as a warebousekeeper or
loan agency issuing certificates to circu
late as money on deposit or hypotheca
tion of gold, silver and bonds, worse
than an absurdity, as would be ,the ex
tention of th,e system to include land or
"non-perishable farm and other pro
ducts" as proposed by the so-called sub
treasury scheme in the Omaha platform.
But for the saving clause, "or some bet
ter plan" this declaration for the gov
ernment to issue all money would be ut
terly indefensible, as every thoroughly
informed populist knows and has known
for the last four years.
The only just and scientific way of is
suing money is by the government pay
ing it out on accountof services rendered
by the individual for the public. Any
promise to pay money, whether issued
bv the government or through banks,
1 t for the purpose of circulating in lien of
..1 1 .1 n.hflUMt
Neither should the government issue any
kind of denomination of money limited
in legal tender form, as the greenback.
fractional silver etc. It is a humbug ana
robbery.
Inclosed I send you a copy of my plat
form on the money question written as
explained for the Douglas county popu-
list central committee.
1 vr- We would like very much to have it
published in the Independent for con
sideration and amendment if possible by
the "sound money" populists of the
state. .We believe it is vitally important
that the party should get together on
enma amonrimont tn t.hin Tllttnk in OUT
platform if possible before convention
day.
Let us have a free and friendly discus
sion of the subject. I wonld especially
like to hear from the old-time populist
who has written you in the matter.
Respectfully and sincerely yours for
sound money.
John Jeffcoat.
The following is the draft of a money
plank referred to by Mr. Jeffcoat:
Proposed amendment of the people's
party national platform for 1896:
M ,iey Whereas, The constitution of
the United States, as interpreted by the
supreme county says: "Congress shall
have exclusive pow' to declare what
shall be money, tf'i coin and print the
same and regulate the value thereof,"
r.A Mi I
Whereas, Tne power to issue and regu
late the value of money is the most pow
erful instrumentality on earth for the
weal or woe of a nation of people, and,
Whereas, as held by all political econ
omists, and demonstrated by all past ex
perience, the only means by which the
value of money is or can be regulated is
by regulating the volume, relatively,
and.
Whereas, Money, upon whatsoever ex
. pressed, is wholly a creation of legal sov
ereignty a forced acceptance is and
I Bhould be exclusively a national institu
tion. We therefore demand:
,) 1. The immediate retirement of all
private bank issues of credit money of
suusiuuies ior uiuuey.
2. That all money shall be issued by
the general government only, and made
equally a full legal tender and receivable
for all debts and dues, both public ana
ir private.
3. As a concession to the barbarian
notion of commodity value in money,
we demand the free and unlimited" coin
age of both gold and silver, of All de
nominations, at the present legal ratio
of 16 to 1, regardless of the action of
any other nation.
4. As the basis for a scientific and in
variable measure of values in exchange,
and for the preservation of equities in
deferred payments and time contracts
and between taxpayers and taxreceivers,
: also as a solution of the tariff question,
' and protection of the people of the Unit
ed States from the effects of foreign com
petition for metallic money, we demand
the issue by the general government of a
full legal tender inconvertible paper
money, also receivable for all dues to
the government, said money 1o be issued
direct in payment for all kinds of public
services and public improvements, also
in redemption at par for all kinds of
paper notes or money issued by the
United States and now outstanding, in
cluding national bank notes, as the same
shall be surrendered, under laws to en
force the same.
To restore equities destroyed by past
nofniint! ah f f itpiuih hnnlo o v 1 1 1! m i fro itnn
Vjrro u uviiuii ui i uunvivo cuvi nun iu nvv
of the coinage of silver, new issue of
.noney to beat the ratio of not less than
6 per capita per annum, exclusive of the
amounts issued in redemption of all
kinds of other paper money and notes,
until the aggregate of all money in circu
lation in the United States, including
gold and silver, shall cease and no more
shall be issued, only as it shall be neces
sary to add to the volume of money, as
metal money may be exported, and to
keep pace with the increase in popula
tion and maintain the volume of money
always equal to f 50 per capita.
I 11 Ion Not Fusion.
Wekpino Water, Jun 17, 1896.
Editor Independent: While I am
not a populist I have voted the ticket
ever since the party was organized.
While 1 claim no right to advise in the
counsels of the party, my position enti
tles me to a little friendly chat with you.
Gibson was a good brother. Nevetheless
I was delighted when he left the editorial
chair and you took his place. His mode
of reform even if true is not practical and
will not be for 100 years.
I imagine you will go to St. Louis. I
beg of you to coutrive some way to unite
the silver forces without fusion or the
compromise of the party. If it can be
done we can whip the scoundrels into
some appearauce of decency and open
the way for a crushing Diow upon onier
abuses.
I ioined the abolitionists in 18dJ. 1
was a member of the convention that
decided to form the liberty party. It
was iiot my privilege to be at Warsaw
when it was organized, but I fought in
its ranks till it was absorbed by the free
soil party. I did not act with that party.
Martin vanoureu stun 1 iuuiu u.
When Fremont was nominated I voted
the ticket and continued to do so till
1860 when I identified myself with there
publican party.
So much about myself in explanation
and justification of what I am about to
8av-
"The republicans lormuiatea a piai
form and nominated a ticket that uni
ted in action all the antislavery forces.
Can't we learn something from their
course? Their platform amounted to lit
tle, but it repelled no enemy of slavery.
Their first candidate was the son-in-law
of a slave holder. Their second candi
date went no farther than to say "this
country cannot remain half slave and
half free." "That if he could save the
country without abolishing slavery he
would do it. That if ne couia save tne
Union by abolishing slavery he would
abolish it." '
Now sunnose the democrats should
have sense enough to nominate Teller,
Bryan, Boies or even Iillmanr Would
we not be a set of fools not to nominate
them as our own candidates? Could we
not do this without jeopardizing the in
tegrity or solidity of our own party?
Can't we flank these proslavery fellows
on the silver question and when we get
them on the run hoist tne 01a nag ana
sing the
requiem:
"John Brown's body lies mouldering
in the grave"
"But his soul is marching on.
I leave the matter with younger men.
But OhI how it would rejoice my eyes to
see this new slave power ground to pow
der before the grave closes over them.
E. S. Gilbert.
FREE SILVER FRAUDS.
The Gold Plank of the Republican Party
Ends Them.
Washington, D. C, June 18,1896.
(Special to the Independent.) Political
gossip which has been afloat in Washing
ton for the past few weeks, and which has
been supplemented during the last few
days by telegraphic information in the
daily papers from the advance guard of
the republican national convention at
St. Louis, shows clearly that there is a
certain class of free silver republicans
who are earnestly appealing to the gold
men to hoo-doo them. It is that class
of republicans who have silver constitu
encies, but who are not silver men them
selves except in name. They claim to be
free silver men, and, out of fear of their
constituents, are forced to vote for a
free coinage measure every time it comes
before congress. But they have been
begging the managers of the republican
national convention to arrange some
kind of a straddling platform, which
they would know, of conrse, meant the
gold standard, but with which they
hoped to fool their constituents and
hold them in line in the coming cam
paign. We have referred to this class of
silver republicans in a former letter.
They are the silver men who are monop
olists and who vote with the gold bugs
and monopolists on every question ex.-
cept that of free silver. In short, they
are gold bugs at heart; they are hypo
crites of the most dangerous kind as far
as the interests of the people are con
cerned, but, on the other hand, they are
the most valuable agents of the gold
ring. They act, as it were, as attorneys
for the gold ring, and use thpir influence
to fool the silver voters and get them to
vote to elect a gold bug like McKinley
for president. This stripe of politician
is to be found in both parties, and they
are the curse and bane of American poll
tics. A large number of men of this
stripe are now representing silver con
stituencies in both the house and the
senate. We take this means of warning
their constituents that as long as they
send such men to congress, or trust to
and follow the leadership of such men in
political campaigns, they can never ex
pect to get reliet or see any better times.
Fervidly Patriotic.
The fervidly patriotic firm of Heidel
bach, Ickleheimer &Co., .continues to
withgraw gold from the subtreasury of
the United States. They are very much
interested in the gold standard, are Mr
Heidelbach and Mr, Ickellieimer. .They
have accumulated an immense fortune
by the simple process of withdrawing
gold from the treasury. hen the gold
is withdrawn Mr. Grover Cleveland issues
bonds and fills the treasury up again.
When Mr. Daniel Manning was alive he
declared that he would pay out silver
dollars to the lleidellinchs and the Ickle-
heimers of his day. But things are dif
ferent now. The republican platform de
clares for gold and Heidelbach, Ickle
heimer & Co. withdraw the gold. Others
interested in this game are Mr. Bleich
roeder. Mr. Heimerdingerchen, Mr. Roths
child, Mr. Lodenburg, Mr. Lichtenberger
and other distinguished gentlemen too
numerous to mention. This is indeed a
golden age. Twentieth Century.
It Does Not.
Ashton, June 19, 1896,
Editor Independent: Will you
please answer the following question in
your paper. Does this government give
a bounty or rebate for any article man
ufactured and reported from this coun
try? A. Subscriber.
MUSIC IN THE AIR.
Nebraska Politics at the State
House.
The School t'uml. Penitentiary Appoint
ment and Some Other Thing.
Every mail brings a cartload of repub
lican papers to Secretary of State Piper's
office. They are marked copies contain
ing "puffs" of the head of the Alma A. P.
A. leader. Piper is shrewd. By the out
rageous action of the late disgraceful
session of the legislature, taking away
from the governorthe authority to name
the papers in which the constitutional
amendments should be published, and
placing it with the secretary of state,
Piper becomes a political dictator of con
siderable consequence. The republican
papers are filled with laudatory articles
of him, and the newspaper boys should
not be blamed, for he has the distribu
tion of $90,000 worth of printing. He
it was who influenced the committee to
have an early convention called. He
knows that when the printing is placed,
and four out of five republican papers
are disappointed, there will be music in
the air. He was very wise to get the
convention called before the designation
of newspapers is made, but now another
trouble is confronting him. There is no
other candidate for his office in the field,
and it occurred to the fertile mind of
Harlan county's boss office-holder that
some one might move to make his nom
ination unanimous. Before the chair
man could put the motion, some evil-
minded delegate, who bad not the inter
ests of the A. P. A. secretary at heart,
might move to amend the motion so as
to include Churchill, Russell, andCorbett.
That would mean a row at once, and the
result might be a clean sweep of the pres
ent officials. It is probable that the
secretary will induce some sacrificing
friend to consent to be placed in nomina
tion first, and then, after Piper s name
is put forward, a roll call can be started
or the vote can be bad viva voce. By
no means will the shrewd Piper allow
himself to be drawn into the whirlpool
in which the political aspirations of his
less fortunate associates may go down.
Enemies of Attorney-General Churchill
do not attempt to ridicule him, He is
too dense to understand. His nomina
tion was a fluke and his election an acci
dent. The people did not know him.
Now his own county wants to discard
him, and he will come into the state con
vention trusting his chances of election
to those who have not the pleasure of a
personal acquaintance with him. He is
not making an active canvass upon his
prohibition record in Iowa, and he isn't
saying a word about the indictment
hanging over him for embezzling funds
while living in that state. Churchill is
not a success as a lawyer, and has no
reputation to boast of as a gentleman,
but he can beat the world telling war
stories. Speaking of the battle of Look
out mountain to a confiding listener a
few days ago, the "general" puffed up
like a huge toad and declared that he
had some narrow escapes there.
"One bullet grazed my head, cutting a
furrow from forehead to crown, as
straight as if parted," declared the bom
bastic, sensational story-teller from
Iowa. "It stunned me for a moment,
but I was np and at 'em again in a min
ute. Auother ball cut off one side of my
moustache, slick and clean, and didn't
draw a drop of blood. One bullet cut
through my clothing at one side of my
breast, grazed the skin, and went out at
the other side. In all there were fifty
seven bullet holes in my clothing when
the fight was over. Yes, it was a hot
time."
Told before an average republican con
vention, that story ought to be worth
several score of votes. The "general" is
not clever, yet he does know enough not
to tell the delegates to the state conven
tion that he pockets half the salary of
his stenographer. If the accusation
were made against him he could easily
defend himself by saying that Russell
takes a large share of the pay of the girl
clerks in his office, and that some of the
young ladies in Piper's office receive lit
tle more than half the sums appropriat
ed for their pay. These deductions are
not for campaign expenses. These un
conscionable officers are Bimply turning
into their pockets the money appro
priated by the legislature for other pur
poses. It is em bezzlement of state money
and nothing less.
Will Summers, deputy attorney-general
for several terms, may ie a candidate
before the convention. Mr Summers
was nominated by the republican con
vention two years ago, but just to keep
in practice some A. P. A. cappers, includ
ing the secretary, stole the nomination
from him by miscounting the votes cast.
On account of his intimate acquaintance
with the duties of the office Summers
was retained by Churchill until the legis
lative session was over. Then trouble
urose because Summers in the absence
of his chief, opened A. P. A. letters ad
dressed to the attorney-general, and also
because he was too closely acquainted
with some very questionable dealings of
Mr. Churchill's in relation to the peniten
tiary appraisement and some other trans
actions. So Summers wus bounced, and,
if he makes a fight in the convention for
the nomination, the country precincts
may follow the example set by the attorney-general's
home county.
"Search the state of Nebraska from
Falls City to Chadron, from Beukelman
to Ponca, and a man more devoid of the
elements which would commend him to
his fellow men than the present land
commissioner could not befound. With
out regard for truth, possessing neither
integrity of action nor honesty of pur
pose, Russell has exerted his every energy
since taking charge of the office to cal
umniate Governor llolcomb, not forget
ting incidentally to foist upon the state
certain individuals of doubtful antece
dents, who have drawn money for ques
tionable services."
This arraignment of the man who ?.'ill
be renominated by the republican con
vention for commissioner of public
lands and buildings, is in the words of a
state house official. It is to be hoped
that nothing will occur to prevent the
renomination of Churchill, for his record
is so valuable that it will not only assure
his defeat, but will give strength to the
entire populist ticket.
Douglas county will present the name
of a farmer, Mr. Willi,.ms, for commis
sioner, and Hastings has started a boom
for Dr. A. S. Pierce.
When Mrs. Notson drowued herself and
her two littlw children in the Missouri
river because Superintendent of Public
Instruction Corbett refused to appoint
her as his deputy, the urbane "profess
or's" chances of succeeding himself be
came small. His statements of thecause
of the unfortunate woman's disappoint
ment sealed his fate. Poor Mis. Notson
traveled all over Nehraska during the
campaign on transportation provided
by Corbett, and gained considerable
strength for the republican candidate by
explaining that a votefor him wasequiv
alent to one cast for her, as he had
promised to make her his deputy in the
event of his election. The appointment
01 liarton as deputy, the drowning of
Mrs. Notson and her childreu, the frau
tic unavailing efforts of Corbett to ex
tricate himself froni the unenviable posi
tion in which he was placed, forma story
well known to all Nebraskaus.
Corbet t's defeat is unquestioned.' He
will be nominated by the republicans,
and will get a taste of the disappoint
ment experienced by poor Mrs. Notsou.
Encumbered with Russell, Churchill,
Piper and Corbett, the republican state
ticket cannot be called a strong one, it
matters not who are nominated to fill
the other places. Whether the ticket is
headed by Hayward, the chief attorney
of the state house thieves and boodling
state officers and the choice of the Bur
lington coterie of political dictators, by
Union Pacific McColl, or Meiklejohn, the
Washington dude who sports the white
shoes, the silk tile and the blaze attire,
the result will be the same.
IT HAS TURNED TRAITOR.
And the Republican Party 8hould Take
Another Name.
Judge Henry C. Caldwell who was ap
pointed to the bench by Lincoln saya in
the Denver News that:
"The republican party was organized by
the people and for the people. Its mem
bers are justly proud of its early achiev
ments. It nominated and elected Abra
ham Lincoln president of the United
States on a platform that was a second
Declaration of Independence. Its very
utterance was in vindication of therights
of the people, and it did this, not in pur
suance of telegraphic orders from the
bankers of Wall street, but against their
vehement protest. Lincoln never would
have been elected, and slavery never
would have been abolished if the bankers
of Wall street could have their way.
"Then, as now, there were those who
demanded that the rights of man should
be subordinated to the supposed inter
ests of capital. After the lapse of thirty
odd years those who represent aggrega
ted capital and greed have achieved their
purpose have captured the republican
party and swung it clean away from
the faith and principles of its found
ers, and are now attempting to make
the party name and its splendid record
in the pastBerve the base purpose of sup
pressing and despoiling the producers
and laborers of the land, for the benefit
of segregated capital in all its forms.
"This spoliation is successfully accom
plished through the agency of the gold
standard, to thesupport of which the St.
Louis convention has irrevocably pledged
the republican party. When it made
that pledge it ceased to be the republican
party of the past, and ought in all
honesty and fairness to have surrendered
its name and taken one more befitting
its new principles."
Safety for Depositor.
Ed. Independent It seems to me that
this time is the most critical for the safe
ty of our American republic than any
time since we rebelled against tyranny
of King George III.
Today the same power has our insti
tutions by the throat and have put in
nominations, men who will carry out
the will of that power if elected.
It now behooves all who favor reform
issues to get into line on a platform. 1
think the following with forty-three
words will suffice. Will it suit you read
ers? If so say so. If not why not?
PLATFORM.
We favor free coinage of silver and
gold at the ratio of sixteen to one. We
oppose the present national bankingsys
tem but favor a banking system in
which the government guarantees safety
to the depositors. We favor the initia
tive and referendum.
Yours for the salvation of this repub
lic. J. Y. M. SwiOART. -
Gtd Bng Tax System.
I, David Gore, auditor of public ac
counts of the state of Illinois, do hereby
certify that the statement of property
assessed in Cook county for the year
1894, filed iu this office in persuanee of
law, shows among other personal prop
erty assessed in said Cook county for the
year A. D. 1894, the following, viz: Ag
ricultural tools, implements .aad machin
ery, ?4,S'J2; money of bankers, brokers,
etc., 4:9,925; credits of banks, bankers,
brokers, etc., $10,000. The above items
show all the property assessed under
headings herein set forth.
Witness my hand and official seal, "
David Gore,
Auditor of public works.
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ON TO CHICAGO.
Half Bates Special Silver Train and a
Daylight Bun.
Sunday a. m., July 5th, 8 o'clock, via
the Elkhorn-Northwestern line, a silver
train, gaily and appropriately decorated,
will leave Lincoln carrying the Hon. W.
J. Bryan, the Bryan club, the free silver
delegates, their wives and their friends
to Chicago. This train will be first-class
in every particular; will make fast time,
and the daylight run will enable people
to see the finest portions of Iowa and
Illinois while traveling over the greatest
railroad iu the west. One fare for the
round trip will bo charged. For further
information call on or address as below:
A. S. Fielding, C. T. A.. S. A. Mosher,
Gen'l Agt., 117 So. 10th St. Lincoln,
Nebraska.
II you read this paper and like it, send
your subscription at once to the Inde
pkndknt Ptjb. Co., Lincoln, Neb.
NEBRASKA NEWS.
Wild fruit is plentiful in Dawson
county.
Bloomlngtonhasa gun club of eleven
members.
It is reported that Wlnside is to have
a creamery.
Cedar county people want township
organization.
Juniata will celebrate the Fourth in
a proper manrr.
A postofflce has been established at
Buffalo, Dawson county.
It is becoming popular in York to
build sidewalks of brick.
Forty men and boys are at work in
the beet fields near York.
Tramps are very plentiful along the
main line of the Union Pacific.
Falls City people think they have
the best ball team in the state.
Harrison as beooming a popular wool
market for northwestern sheep raisers.
Many fields of wheat and oats near
Gibbon are badly mottled with wild
mustard.
Alma has an amateur dramatio club
that is claimed to be equal to the pro
fessionals. The Rocky Mountain grasshoppers
are doing some damage to crops in
Deuel county. '
Evangelist Rozelle has made arrange
ments to drive sin out of Norfolk. The
harvest is ready.
The army worms are rapidly dying
from old age, and the mischief they
have done in the state.
The South Omaha Tribune thinks it
would be the proper caper to have a
gambling house inspector.
The people of Loup City are consid
ering a proposition to build a new
sohool house to cost $7,000.
Five members of Rev. Mitchell's
family of Franklin, including Mr.
Mitchell, are down with typhoid fever.
The Dawson county teachers' insti
tute will be held at Lexington begin
ning July 13 and continuing for two
weeks.
Harold Miles, an old Beatrice boy,
has -passed a creditable examination
and entered the naval academy at
Anapolis. ,
The fifth annual reunion of the vet
erans of Cherry, Keya Paha and Rock
counties will be held at Newport, July
8 to 4 inclusive.
The next quarterly convention of
the Sherman county Sunday school as
sociation will be held at Litchfield
about September 1.
Manifests itself in many different ways, like
goitre, swellings, running; sores, bolls, salt
rheum and pimples and other eruptions.
Scarcely a man Is wholly free from it, in some
form. It clings tenaciously until the last vestige
of scrofulous poison is eradicated from the blood
by Hood's Sarsaparilla. Thousands of voluntary
testimonials tell of suffering from scrofula, often
inherited and most tenacious, positively, per
fectly and permanently cured by
Ml
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j TTkMi a harmoniously with
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fhe Nebraska Mutual, Fire and Cyclone Ins. Co .
Is four years old. Has nearly a million at risk. Has sus
tained nearly $1, 000 in losses. Insurance has cost the
Members only I4.50 for $ 1,000. Who can afford to lay
awake worrying when $1.12 has been the cost for
carrying $1,000 for one year against a Nebraska blizzard.
Remember our fees are but $3.00 for $1,000 and 10c for
each additional $100.
ADDRESS
J ."Y"- "Ml. SWIGART,
Agents Wanted.
nit it.
Wherever combine rnlsos Itn head,
Aid hlKh moral suasion can't spilt It;
We're sure tobe bled and k In nod tothared
Hani oft with jronr ballot and bit it.
Hit It all at onre, bit It!
The ballot' tha mullet to split it.
We'll bit It, hit It. hit it.
We'll all bit together.
Nor stop to see whether
We smash the old thing when we hit it.
Oh, there's the hitch head of the great whiskey
trust,
Red-Hunted as hell-lire has lit itl
Now, ready! draw ballots! all handle jour mal
lets, And just everlasting!; bit It.
Chorus.
The Anglo-American gold standard skull,
Bit of! at the ears, as fate bit It; '
Tbe head that is lull ot tbe bond-grabber's
pull
Let every American bit It.
Chorus.
And there ! the horrible coal oil combine,
Against all tbe world you can fit it; r 1
The world-wide octopns that's certain to rope
ns '
We must raise onr ballots and hit It.
Chorus.:-.' 1 ' ! - z L '
There's trust's daddy, the national banks, O
Wlth Rothschild's skull-cap to fit It; 1
Bat millions ot cranks will flrst return thanks
And then everlastingly hit It.
Chorus. ' .
Copyrighted and for sale by Filmore
Brothers 119 West 6th street, Cincin
nati, Ohio, and at this office. Words by
H. W. Taylor, music by J. B. Herbert.
Republicans and Trust.
The complete abandonment of republi
can principles by the St. Louis conven
tion is shown by the fact that in the
whole of the long platform there adopted
there is not one word against monopo
lies And trusts, or in favor of regulating
interstate railway traffic of the country
in a way to protect the rights of the in
dividuals and localities from the injus
tice and oppression which is now perpe
trated upon them.
JUDGE CALDWELL.
Consumers Purchasingngency, will buy
anything you want at cheapest possible
price. V. Clem Heaver,
Kooro v Uranite bik., Omaha, Neb.
Free Silver Train '
The state and local committees having
in charge transportation facilities to the
Chicago democratic convention have ar
ranged with the North-Western line, the
"official route" to run special trains to
Chicago, one leaving Lincoln Sunday,
July 5th, at 8 o'clock a. m. via the F. E.
& M. V. B'y. This will be distinctly a
free silver train, and we want all free
silver men aboard, regardless of politics.
It is our Intention to make a day run of
it through Iowa and Illinois. This train
will be properly decorated, creditable to
Lincoln and all Nebraska. It will be
equipped with every convenience and will
connect at Fremont with other trains
from all parts of the Elkhorn system.
At Blair with the C. P. M. & O. R'y,
from all points from northeastern Ne
braska and at the Mo. river with delega
tions from Omaha and the entire state.
Call on or write any of the following
named gentlemen for full Information,
and arrange to all go together on this
train.
Mr. Bryan will go with ns, and we
want you all to help us make the free
silver Lincoln train a success.
Charles Jones, P. Barton, O. W. Palm,
H. M. Leavitt, J. A. O'Shea, Dr. L. W.
Edwards, transportation committee.
VICTORY in '96!
A Cwrthraoaa Cusssifa of Edexatloa from
now until November will result in vic
tory for the people. The headquarters
for REFORM LITERATURE is the
old reliable SCHULTE PUBLISHING CO.
Liberal discounts to Agents, Speakers, Campaign
Committees and Reform Workers generally. We
can suddIv anv book in mint. Select catatonia
free. 5CHULTE PUBLISHING CO., Chicago.
I. N. LEONARD, Vice-President
Lincoln, Neb.
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SECRETARY,
Lincoln, Neb.