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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
WHAT IHill WE DO?
The Independent Takes a Referen
dum on Bryan's Candidacy.
POPS OVER THE STATE EEPLY.
What They Think of the Present
Most of Them are For Billy Bryan for
The nomination of Mr. Bryan at Chica
go bo changed the whole political situa
tion that the editor of the Independent
concluded he would take a referendum on
the question as to the course the popij
lists should pursue. Scores of postal
cards were sent to prominent populists
in all parts of the state asking them to
express their views.
The following replies are printed in the
order in which they were received, each of
them having come to us too late for
publication in our last issue, when we
printed five columns of these replies:
New Castle, Neb., July 14. The popu
list party of Dixon county favors the
nomination of V. J. Bryau for president.
We consider this the .only chance of
uniting the silver force forthepresidential
campaign of 1896. C. V. Schrum.
Osceola, Neb., July 15. Regarding the
nominations made at Chicago, we favor
the nomination of W. J. Bryan upon "a
populist platform," and we to name a
vice president, for by so doing we can re
tain our organization. J. E. Peterson,
F. J. Hahn, C. W. Getts, H. M. Towers,
Keen Ludden, W. O. Johnson, B.j F.
Archer, Neb., July 14. If they will
give us the cabinet, let us endorse them,
if not, nominate Teller. M.H. Rawlings,
committeeman for Rawlings county.
Spencer, Neb., July 13. Personally, I
am in favor of our party endorsing W.
J. Bryan for president at the St. Louis
convention. A large majority of the
populists of Boyd county are also in
favor of it. The Chicago platform is
all we can expect at this time. Ed. L.
Springview, Neb., July 13. Of two
evils choose ye the least, and in order
to accomplish one great reform before
hope dies in the hearts of the people,
we should endorse the Chicago nomina
tions. No populist will be stultified by
voting for Mr Bryan, considering the
platform on which he stands. John F.
Many men are no doubt saying, what
shall we do about Bryan's nomination.
I say pay no attention to it; do not en-
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uorse li. uvi iiiu jiupunnw) ouu nee ou-
ver republicans hold their conventions
and nominate men of their own, and then
let them make overtures to the demo
crats for a union convention, anew plat
form, a new party and new candi
dates. Then we will have a party that
all silver men can join with no old preju
dices to hinder. . Let the populists name
Senator Allen and let the silver
republicans name Teller, if they wish.
Then let all nominees resign and let the
union party name president and vice
president N. H. Blackmer.
Mullen, Neb., July 13, 189S If our
party wants to meet the death that will
have no resurrection they had better
fuse with the so called reformed demo
cratic party. If they have indorsed the
principles of our platform and are honest
they will support our ticket. It is hu
miliating and disgraceful to ask our
party to support their ticket. What
object our party can have in running to
the support of their party is more than
I can see unless it be to perpetuate the
name of the democracy. The very fact
of their demanding our support in this
way shows that they are not sincere
in their declarations and if we unite
our forces with theirs to support their
ticket, my opinion is that it will only
bring disaster to our party, and we will
be disgraced before the eyes of the whole
country, We have built the house and
it is unfair and unmanly for our
neighbor to ask us to move the house
on his premises. No, sir, if die we must,
let us stand by onr party and die like
men. Wm. Barnebey.
Hyannis, Neb., July 14, 1896. I am
opposed to fusion in any form. We have
nothing to gain by it and everything to
lose. They have already stolen our plat
form and now it is too much for them to
expect us to indorse them. Air. tfryan
is a democrat in every way except on sil
ver, and we owe them no favors. Of
course by nominating another man we
will virtually be electing McKinley, but
the silver plank is only a drop in the
bucket compared with government
banking and legal tender notes issued by
the government direct to the people.
The free coinage of silver would
only give tempoary , relief at most.
Let them get sick even unto death. Ex
perience is the best aud safest teacher.
They are learning fast four years more
will be enough. Then adopting our plat
form is only a bait to catch suckers.
Keep in the middle of the road. Neither
would I indorse Teller except he come
out square on the Omaha platform. II.
Bancroft, Neb., July 15, 1896. As
that convention steals our platform we
should turn the tables on them and nom
inate Mr. Bryan at St. Louis; this is the
sentiment of all the populist of Brancroft
township. It seems to me to be the only
Way out of the woods L. It. Fletcher.
Ogalalla, Neb., Ju5y"l4, 189G.-At our
convention held here Saturday last,
every populist free silver democrat and
republican in, the bouse expressed the de
sire that our convention at St. Louis
should endorse Bryan. The reform forces
must consolidate. J. Wake Sheridan.
Cedar Rapids, Neb., July 13, 1896.-I
am a populist and want the populist
Srinciples to win by the shortest possi
le route. The opportunity is now offered
to elect a president standing on the plat
form containing all the populist princi
ples at issue in this campaign. V hut
more could we ask? I am decidedly in
favor of endorsi Ar yyan at the St.
Louis conventioabui doing thia we
will lose nothing and gain everything in
sight. J. A. Baird.
Abbott, Neb., July 14, 1896.-I believe
that the only wise course for ns now is
to endorse the nominations. If we put
up another free silver candidate we will
split the forces and elect the gold stand
ard and McKinley. Grover Cleveland and
his goldbug followers will vote for Mc
Kinley, and we must unite to beat them.
J. L. Johnson.
Holdrege, Neb., July 14, 1896.-Per-mit
me to say, that in my judgment the
objtt-tive point to which all eyes should
be turned this fall is the defeat of Wall
street at the polls. This I believe can be
accomplished either by endorsing Bryau,
or by nominating a straight populist
and effecting a combination with the
Bryan forces in the electoral college.
The electoral college of each state to be
composed of populists and democrats in
proportion to the numerical strength of
parties respectively as shown by the vote
at the last general election iu the vari
ious states. The effect, however, upon
the rank and file of the populist party
should we endorse Bryan must not be
overlooked. The opposition to endorse
ment involves a large percentage - of the
populists especially in Nebraska.
These are presistent in their demand
for middle-of-the-road-action at St.
Louis, and we must not over-ride their
demands. Otherwise ' the disorganiza
tion of our party is apparent. The fus
ionists will be absorbed by the democrats
and the balance of the party eventually
drift back into the parties from which
they came. Whatever action we takeit
must not be such as will destroy the
identity of our party organization. A.
Kearney, Neb., July 14, 1896,-If
Bryan is willing to accept the nomina
tion on a straight populist platform,' he
is the logical candidate; pprsonally do
not favor Sewatl. John A.Miller. .
Valentine, Neb., July 13, 1896.-The
populist party, in my opinion, should
nominate a straight populist ticket.
Middle of the road populists without
fusion. (Not signed.)
k Bancroft, Neb., July 15, 1896.-The
free silver people regardless ot politics
from this locality would like to see the
Chicago, nominee endorsed at St. Louis.
Have not seen a populist since the Chica
go convention but what is hurrahing for
Bryan. Chas. Graff.
Bancroft, Neb., July 15. 1890.-I be
lieve that the populist party ought to
endorse Bryan for president. R. W.
Hayes Center, Neb., July 14.-1 be
lieve the democrats have nominated able
men but they have made no concession
of any account to the populists and ex
pressing the views of those seen I be
lieve there is no chance for indorsement.
We would lose our organization. J. E.
Hammond, member state committee.
Elwood, Neb., July 13, 1896.-I am
decidedly in favor of the populist party
indorsing Chicago nominees. A vote for
any third man is practically a vote for
McKinley and a Bingle gold standard.
Gosper county populist convention held
in Elwood last Saturday endorsed Bry
an 16 to 1. S. B. Yeoman.
Haktington, Neb., July 13, 1896.
Select straight populist delegates to tne
St. Louis convention and nominate a
man on the populist platform if advis
able. It is my opinion the people have
had enough of democracy. John II.
iiui Keh Jnlvf 13. In order to
bring about a speedy relief from theevils
of gold monometallism, I am in favor of
the populist party indorsing the nomi
nees of the Chicago convention. In my
opinion a division in the reform forces
at this time would only contribute to
wards the election of McKinley the
'agent of Wall street" and continue the
present pauper-producing, property-depreciating
and dollar-enhancing system
ot finance. J neo. Aiann.
Loup City, Neb., July 13. I am in fa-
enr rvf nnminntinir W. J. BrVan On OUr
nnm r I a t f n rin at. St.. Ionin. nrovidinir he
is willing to stand upon it. There is
nothing m the democratic piaiiorm xnai
I nhifvt tn. Irft the erovernment fore
close on the U. P. It. R. and run the sys
tem as a feeler, add the referendum prin
ciple and 1 will De tnorougniy sansneu.
This can be done and if done, it will win.
I desire to add that the above are not
merely my personal views but are the
sentiments of a vast majority of popu
lists I have spoken with. II. M. Mathew.
rton. Neb.. Julv 13. It is a
condition and not a theory which con
fronts us. In niy judgment either Mr.
Mnfc'inW eir Mr. Brvan will be the next
president of the United States. The
lady or the tiger, which wes it? The
question answered itself.- Wilber F. Bry
Lancaster, Neb., July 14. I am in fa
vor of the populist party endorsing
Messrs. Bryan and Sewell. George W.
York, Neb., July 14. I think the nom
iuees of the Chicago convention should
be endorsed by our convention at St.
Louis. Our county convention last Sat
urday instructed the delegates to Grand
Island to work for that and everything
was unanimous for Bryan. J. D. P.
Precept, Neb., July 13. I say pay no
attention to the Chicago nominations,
but nominate Teller if he will accept our
platform. If not, make no nominations
but use our electoral votes if we get any
to give to the one who will give us the
most legislation and best cabinet officers.
The reasons forthisare too numerous to
mention in a short letter. C. F. Whieler.
RFullerton, Neb., July 13. I will say it
is bard for me to swallow anything but
a straight pop, but it is a not a question
who we had rather have, but who can
we get to defeat the gold bugs. To put
another ticket in the field means sure de
feat for silver and serfdom for the labor
ers of this country. The Chicago plat
form is good in the main if they will only
live up to it. 1 am in favor of nominat
ing the same ticket. Yours for anything
that is honorable to defeat t he gold bugs.
The above are the views of nine-tenths
of the pops in Nance county. William
Broken Bow, Neb., July 13, The pop
ulist convention at St. Louis ought to
adopt ita own platform and nominate
W. J. Bryan. It can fail to do neither
and be consistent. C. W. Beal.
Lexineton, Neb., July 14. In my opinj
ion W. J. Kryan is all right, he is u good
man and I think the populists will make
no mistake in him. E. D. Johnson,
South Sioux City, Neb., July 13
There is a future as well aa a present. I
therefore believe that our party should
nominate the grand Teller from the west
and a suitable running mate for bim
from the east or south and go. forward.
I would divide the electoral ticket of this
state with the democrats thus insuring
the state for sound money while conced
ing to the Brilliant Bryan half the elec
toral vote of his home. M. B. Slucum.
LAY ASIDE PARTISANSHIP.
Fears for Bryan's Life if Elected Presi
dent. Editor Independent: I read your
paper with much interest and am very
much interested in the noble aud glori
ous cause for whioli you are contending.
I have been an , alliance man ever since
189,0. In 1889 I was a republican and
a delegate to thecongressional and state
conventions at Hastings and Lincoln
and E learned there enough to kill my re
publicanism with the exception of my
Abraham Lincoln republicanism. That
will never be killed. They have called
me a mugwump, turn coat, pop, etc.,
but call me what they will, there is no
old shell of partyism hanging on my
body, nor has any old party boss got
control over me or my vote. A pro
gressive man is sure to be called names
and a man who has tho principles of a
true American in his heart will not wear
the shell of partyism if he has the man
hood to shak it off and assert his right
as an American citizen. I am a thor
oughbred Englishman, a son of Johnny
Bull, but thank Heaven I am an adopt
ed son of Uncle Sam and I know too
much about the gold power of England
and the overpowering oppression of roy
alty and despotic tyranny to ever vote
again for a gold standard, or any paid
hireliug of the cruel money power of En
gland. If the American people do not
want the descendants of the half idiot,
old King George the III, to sneak iuto
their grand and glorious young nation
and do what the half idiot's great army
of soldiers could not do, steal it, they
had better be tearing the masks from
their eyes and the muddled coating from
their brains and begin to look aud think
for themselves and vote for the consti
tutional gold and silver double standard
I have a great respect for and faith in
W. J. Bryan but my heart aches for the
safety of his life if elected president of the
United States with a gold standard hire
ling of the money power of Fngland, for
vice president, as I have been informed
such is the reputation of the man nomi
nated for the second place, for do I not
remember about the assassination of that
noblestof all men, Abraham Lincoln, and
the brave and noble James A. Garfield.
How can I help but tremble for the safety
of any true American who is placed in
the same position as they. God save
America and Americana is my prayer.
I would like to know why the gold
power of England years ago disfran
chised all the people in England except
those who owned a certain amount of
property real or personal, and after
wards become so interested in sending
all the pauper laborers they can to
America where the ascents ot the gold
power persuade them to declare their in
tentions to become citizens 01 tne (jnitea
States free men and voters, no matter if
they do not own a half penny or cannot
read, write or tell a big a from an oxes
foot, but may still sing God Save the
I say to my fellow citizens, "open your
eves, think for yourselves, court princi
pie before party and when you go to the
polls to cast your vote look duty square
in the face and cast your vote accora
Yours for the constitutional double
standard, J. B. Howell.
Who is to Blame?
George Gould is yachting. " His sister,
who married a count without an ap
panage,is squandering millions of Ameri
can dollars in an endeavor to push her
way into the ranks of the decendents of
those who oppressed the people of France
and from whom the producers of that
country removed their heads by the
guillotine. Cornelius Vanderbilt is
spending millions on the palace in which
he intends to entertain the nobles 'of
Europe, who despise the producers of
America; his niece who married the Duke
of Marlborough, a member of the in
famous Churchill family, is squandering
millions in an attempt to force herself
into the society of the titled fools, who
mnl-B nn the London society of todav.
and who live upon the money sweated
from the producers 01 tne worm; ana tne
farmers of the United States keep on
walking at the plow tail, sweating, fear
ing the banker and regretfully looking
at the last shirt which John Sherman
has threatened to take from him. If the
people of the United States wish to con
tinue to play the part of ill-paid super
numeraries in the drama in which the
VnnrWliilts. Goulds and others of their
like are the star actors, why let them go
ahead ana piay 11. J. en yeiirsiroin now,
whan ihov nr hesTfrars on the hichwav.
when their sons, for want of opportun
ity and education, are iu jail, and their
daughters in places which are worse,
they will have nobody to blame but
themselves. , ;
They Srow Ktch.
The Atlantic Constitution a few weeks
ago published a map, its accuracy un
challenged, showing the difference in the
last two assessed valuations of all our
country's property, and which shows a
total falling away in the west and south
of over a quarter of a billion dollars and
a corresponding increase in values in the
great money centres, the Eastern and
New England states, a difference of a
quarter of a billion dollars made within
one year against tne rugged sons of toil,
and in favor of the non-producers, those
who own the gold. The soil has ceased
to yield a profit and farms are rapidly
falling in value.
An experienced man to solicit local
advertising. Apply at thia office.
BRYAN OR MCKINLEY.
Our Patriotism Should not be Meatured
by Party Fealty.
"United we iaa J, divided we fall."
Editor Independent: Thinking per
haps, I could offer a few suggestions that
might be of use to the great reform par
ties of this government, I have been in
spired to offer the following as a solu
tion of the difficulties that now confront
the jieople since those memorable con
ventions at St. Louia and Chicago.
As my motto has always been, "God
hates a coward" and "principal before
party" and aa no man has done more in
the 11 counties in this judicial district
to build up the reform movement than
the writer, and aa 1 have heretofore been
a middle of the road pop. HaviDg in
herited this principal from theearly days
of the greenbackism of the Peter Cooper
brand, it may seem strange that one
who has fought along thia line for so
long should now pen the following
thoughts on fusion. I can assure you
that I have come to thia conclusion after
the most careful and candid deliberation.
All will agree that the conditions that
now (and, have for years) existed should
not be permitted to continue. All will
agree that the money power of this and
other governmenta must be dethroned,
and that the wealth makers must and
will have a voice in the affairs of the gov
ernment they live under regardless of the
wishes of other nations. What another
four years of a single standard adminis
tration will bring forth God alone can
tell. , It must be Bryan or McKinley and
which shall it be? Shall we be the means
of electing another Golden Calf of the
masculine gender to occupy the white
house for another four years? If we do
may God help the people for they will be
unable to help themselves.
To defeat McKinley is to defeat the
inonied lords of Europe and America. It
means a lesson to autocrats that there
are two classes of people in this govern
ment, to-wit the wealth makers and the
To have McKinley elected means to
have this free silver party in the field for
such a time in the future that it will be
able to get into power, for the great
mass of the people believe in the free and
unlimited coinage of silver and they will
never be satisfied until it is given a trial.
Thia silver movement will not down un
til it is given a fair trial and there is no
use disguising this fact.
For the reform forces to be divided in
to three political parties, to-wit free
silver democratic party, peoples party
and prohibition parties pitted against
the administration party means the con
tinuation of that party in power.
I very reluctantly admit that unless
we endorse W. J. Bryan at St. Louis at
our national convention, we as a politi
cal party will occupy third place in this
country. I believe tens of thousands of
independents will vote for W. J. Bryan
this fall notwithstanding we might put
up the best and ablest man in our paFty.
Let us help them to get silver restored,
and if relief does not come we will have
them join with us in getting other re
forms. No better system of campaign
could be devised by the autocrats than
to keep the opposition divided.
The free silver republicans of the Teller
brand will go to Bryan, they will not
come to us for this year at least which
will be the means of swellinir this party
to a formidable foe. Let us make a dec
laration of principles and for reasons
stated indorse the nominee made at tni
cago and if we are for reform in earnest
we will elect those men next November
in spite of other nations.
Let us nominate men for congress
through these United States that are
clean of character and qualified for the
position and we will elect them and give
, , 1 1 j a
jiry an sucn support in uis auuiiuiBira
tion that other necessary reforms will
follow. It will not do to put off any and
all of these reforms for four or more
Bryan represents us on the income tax,
on the national banking question and
on this silver question. But if he repre
sented us on nothing but the silver ques
tion we should indorse him for the rea
son that he is in opposition to the
monied lords of this and other countries,
which we recognize as a common enemy
to the common people, the producing
clnsses Other reasons might be ottered
but I think the above ia sufficient for the
present. I. N. Haebacgh.
Postal Savings Bank.
I have corresponded with a large num
ber of congressmen concerning the need
for postal savings banks, stating that
particularly all the rest of the civilized
world has them, and put the question,
"Why should we not have them?" In
reply, Congressman W. W. Bowers, of
Snn Diego, Cal., incloses his "Postal
Sayings Bill," which he says has been
pending in congress for four years and
he writes: "The bankers and. sharks
don't want any postal savings bank sys
tem. That's the answer to your 'Why
In England these institutions were es
tablished in 1861; in Canada, in 1808;
in Austria-Hungary, in 1883; and tbey
ha ve also been established in France,
Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Ger
many. Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzer
land, India, Ceylon, Finland, Japan, Ar
gentina, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii,
and Trinidad. But, doctors of the
United States of America, you and your
clients can't have them, because the
"bankers don't want them!'? Merchants,
you can't have them! Farmers you
can't have them because the bankers
don't want theral Merchants, you can't
have postal savings banks in which to
place securely your savings, because the
bankers say that you must deposit with
their institutions, if anywhere. Voters,
howevermuch yon desirethe benefit these
institutions would be to the masses of
the people and to the government, you
can't have them because the private
bankers don't want you to have them.
How do you like it? What areyou going
to do about it? This is a free country
for the bankers and other privilege
classes; if they thiuk postal savings
banks would be against their personal
interests, they can prevent the people
from having tbeml
These institutions would place a eav
ings bank with absolute security within
the easy reach of every citizen of this
great country. How it would bene.1t
the people and you, doctor, is so appar
ent that it need not be explained. Rich
men put their spare money in United
States bonds for safety and interest;
poor men should have the opportunity
to place their savings into United States
Actors are a very superstitious and
cautious class of people. They don't
like to trust the average savings bank.
I understand that it is their habit, when
they receive their pay on the road, to go
to the nuareet money order postoff.ee
aud with the portion of their salary that
they can spare, buy a money order pay
able to themselves in New York. Then
when the season is over (winding up in
New York,) they collect these money
orders whenever they want money. Thus
the postoflice department is really their
banker, and the money orders are really
certificates of deposit. So you see how
near we have this system already; but
the depositor has to pay for making a
deposit; no interest is allowed; payment
is made at a different place from the de
posit and presumably to a different
person. Change these features and the
thing is done.
A citizen with a bank account is a
better, steadier and more industrious
and sober citizen than one without a
bank account; and if the United States is
his banker, he is a more patriotic citizen.
-Dr. C F. Taylor in The Medical World.
An Exclusive Luxury.
The British people keep an expensive
luxury, the royal family, all, like queen
bees, fed by the workers; numerous chil
dren, grandchildren, etc., each drawing
an income from the government for his
or her support. We in this country
don't have a royal family. But we have
a telegraph monopoly to which we con
tribute just about as much each year as
it takes to support the British royal
family, with all its branches, palaces,
castles, etc. The British have gotten rid
of their telegraph monopoly, and now
they have a government telegraph,
which is a part of their postal system,
and operated not for profit but at cost
for the service of the people. They would
uot think of going back to the private
monopoly plan. We would not think of
having a royal family in this country,
but we contribute the money just the
same to a family whose nanme begins
with G. Can you guess it? We don't
contribute it in the form of annuities, as
the British people do; but as dividends
on watered Btock, exorbitant charges
for telegrams, etc. The British royal
family stays at home as a rule, and its
members spend the money given them
in their own country; but our "G." fam
ily hobnobs with aristocracy in foreign
capithls, sails yacht races with royalty
iu foreign waters, and has recently es
tablished a branch in France, all on the
money that we give them mainly through
our telegraph service. We would be hor
rified at the idea of placing our postal
system in the hands of private monopoly
and having to pay about ten cents in
stead of two for every letter, and have
inferior service, and strikes by under
paid postal employes. Yet we complac
ently do thia with our telegraph service
and have you forgotten that extensive
telegraph operators' strike not many
years ago which crippled all kinds of bus
iness so badly! Dr. C. F. Taylor in The
GREENBACKS AND GOLD.
The Full Legal Tender Notes Always
Aa Good aa Gold.
The following is from Wharton Baker's
paper, The American, Philadelphia:
Editor of the . American: Not long
since I noticed in some paper a state
ment which, if true, is a very Btrong
point in favor of the power of the fiat of
this government. It was as follows:
"During the long days of the civil war
the government issued a considerable
amount of full legal tender greenbacks,
which always remained at par with gold.
These greenbacks were unlimited legal
tender, in that they did not contain the
exception clause, and, consequently.
were receivable for duties on imports."
If this statement is correct, it proves be
yond any question the claim that any
thing upon which the United States puts
its stamp of legal tender, is, if issued
within reasonable limit, aa good as gold
If it was true then, when the country
was rent by that great fraticidal strug
gle, when our manufacturing was iu its
infancy, when our commerce was impeded
on land and sea, when our national
wealth could not compare with that of
today, how can we doubt that our
coined dollar, with its 371 grains of
pure silver, would not meet a glad wel
come in every port, backed by the pro
ducts of the wealthiest nation on the
globe? Surely no man who investigates
can doubt, and from the signs of the
times, many who did doubt now believe,
P. G. Awtry.
On August 5, 1861, congress passed an
act providing for thefundingof the "7-30
notes," and also authorizing the issue of
$50,000,000 non-interest-bearing de
mand notes, nominally payable in coin,
and receivable for "public dues." These
notes were to be issued in denominations
of less than $ 50 and not less than $ 10
At first they were not receivable in pay
ment of customs duties, and they at
once went to a discount, but when, a lit
tle later, the secretary of the treasury
ordered them received for duties, they at
once went to par with gold, and at par
tbey remained. American.
Forty Billions of Debt.
Our. country's debts have been esti
mated in round numbers at forty bill
ions of dollars. That sum at four per
cent per annum amounts to over a bill
ion and a half, equal to every dollar
in money that we have, in gold, silver,
and paper, to be paid every year. The
only reason we ure not bankrupted
every year is because we have something
to sell.but we now have the disadvan
tage of selling at half price, in competi
tion with silver using countries, the diff
rence in exchange aginst us, and we
have to pay our debts, intrest, and fixed
charges on a gold basis, two dollars for
are offered to passengers traveling via
the Nickel Plate road to Cleveland on
occasion of the Biennial Encampment
Knights 01 Pythias, Uniform Rank,
August 23d to 30th incluselve. A
smooth roadway, quick time; a train
service that is unapproachable and that
affords all the comforts available iu
travel, besides being $ 1.00 lower than
rates offered by other lines. For this
occasion tickets- will be on sals August
22nd, 23rd, and 24th at $3.50 Chicago
to Cleveland and return good returning
until August 31st J. Y. Calahan, Gen'l
Agent, 111 Adams St., Chicago, III. 11
The Temporary Chairman Land Popo
llam la HI) Opening Speech.
8ntor Butler w received wits hearty ap
plaueand atthe sagge-tion of Committeeman .
Washburn three cheers were given.
We art here." lal-l Senstor Butler, "became
there is need for us to be here.8 He referred U
the (act that two national parties had already
hold their oonventiuut. Those two parties had
had charge of tin government for twenty-five
ream. The people had daring this time done
their duty in the matter ot the creation of
wealth. They had canned the country, to far
as they could, to blosaom aa the roes. Bat
throe parties had been unfaithful to their trust
and had brought the country to 'the verge of
bankruptcy. The leaden of both had been
unfaithful to their trust. Hence the need for,
the People's party. He referred to Mr. Mc- '
Kinloy as the candidate of "aggregated
capital and combined greed." He declared
that both the old partus had for yean kept
the greater issues in politics in the biolc
ground Tbey woull stinn issues and fight
shnm battles No natter where the vlotory
lny. Wall street and Lombard street won.
Meantime, he said, the Populist party organ
ized to bring relief to the people, had groVrn
steadily. The agitation had been kept op:
victory against greed had won. The South and
West had joined hand. Ho described the va
rious campaigns through which thepRrtyhad
parsed iu various states, tlte bar Ishlps en
dured, the flings and ridicule to which they
had been subjected, and declared that it hid
triumphed, had at last torn the mak from the
old parti -S Some weeks ego the Brpublican
party had bten forced to align tueir with tne
moneyed kings of Wall street and Europe,
The Demo: re ic party t Cliioairo wis driven
to the alternative of siding wi h gold or the
people Tbey ware so frightened that in their
desperation, they finally committed grand and
petit larceny, stealing the Punuli-t platform
and trying to steal into the Populi't party.
This statement s -t the convention wild.
"Why didn't they steal oar tran-portation
plankt" shouted a California dolegata
"Ah," replied henator Butler, 'thj old Dem
ocratic habit got the bstterof them there.
They straddled that question."
HOT FLEA. FOB INDEPENDENCE.
Mr. Butler pleaded for the mantenanoe of
the organization of Un People's party "If the
People's party should abandon it organisa
tion," he said, "the Democratic party at ita
next annual convention would repudiate the
platform adopted at Chicago and Bryan would
not have any more chance of being nominated
than Thomas Jefferson would if he were alive
The financial question. Mr. Butler con
tinued, has been as much an issue since ISTa at
it was to-day, but it remained for the People's
party to force this issue to the front "Hight
here," he says, "conn t onr responsibility the
greatest responsibility that ever fell to any
party. Shall we save the party or allow it to
go down in defeat? Hhould it be said that thia
band of patriots, who had broken all party
ties, bad allowed themselves to be controlled
more by prejudice than by patriotism?"
This query was responded to by criet of no.
and by l ind applanse.
Mr. Butler appealed for the cessation of
petty prejudices. He had heard it intimated
by one extreme that Mark Hanna was running
the party, and by the other, that the Demc
eratio party wat doing it As for himself he
had enough faith in the Integrity of the party
to foal convinced that the party would not
make itself an annex to the Democratic, party.
This statement gave the middle-of-thiroad-ert
a chance to cheer, but the Bryan followers
were afforded an opportunity to shout when he
addel that there wat a grave danger that il
might be mads Bipublioan annex. "One
danger," he said, "is as great as the other.
Let ns find the truth in the middle way."
This was the keynote of the spsscli, but it wat
noticeable that there wat no tpecial applause
at thii evident suggestion of a compromise.
The party, he continued, should be true to it
self. "If this convention," he shouted pas
sionately, "doesn't fallow its own teachings,
it is unworthy to represent the people.
BBYAIf CHEEKS CAUSES A SCENE.
"Hurrah for Bryan," cried an Alabama dele
"Pot him out," yelled several Texas delegates
In a chorus
What shall ws doV asked Senatoi Butler,
as he essayed to resume his speech.
"Nominate Bryan," replied the tame Alabama
"Shut up," "Put bim out," shouted several
"Is he a Democrat," calls 1 out someone.
"Yes," "No," were the intermingled cries,
while others continued to shout, "Put him
The interruptions became so frequent that
Senator Butler, after waving his arms appeal
ingly to restore quiet, said: "Whom the godl
wish to destroy they first make mad. .Every
time yon interrupt me," he said, "you endanger
your causa This convention bat not bean
crushed by either of the two old parties, and
will not be stampeded Our duty it to approve
what is right and condem n what is wrong. "
, "I am tolling yon what you will find when
you net home," Mr. Bailor went on. "I have
be?n down among the costless farmers of my
Stats and I know what I tay is true, when I
tell you that they expect us to rise to the level
of patriotism and travel in the path of con
science If you waver from your position of
principle then you become no better than that
old parties." - .
The speaker believed the convention way
going to do what was wisest and added: "It it
going to ttanl together; it ia not going to
Concluding. Mr. Butler said: "We shall
stand together, go away united, ttrip our coats
for the fray and be prepared tor any emergen
cy, however great Bemember that we are
People's party men; remember that you have
accomplished more in four years than the
other parties and remember that, if you do
your duty now, you will very soon be the party
of the majority."
Mr. Butler closed amid vigorous applause,
among those who shouted most lustily for him
being Congressman Howard of Alabama, who
had been shouting for Bryan during the pro
gress of the Senator's speech.
The states were then called for members of
the committee on credentials aud at the con
clusion the convention at 2:10 o'clock took a
recess until 8 o'clock to-night.
Senator Butler said just before the recess:
"I do not want to be misunderstood. I am a
middle-of-the-road Populist, but I do not want
to place tho middle-of-the-road people above
prin-iple. Principle first and party after
wards." A Georgian Annihilates Bit Family.
Elberton, Ga., July 22. Last night
three miles from Royston, David Ber
ryman killed his wife and three chil
dren and then committed suicide. He
was crazed with drink and it is sup
posed he killed his family in a moment
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