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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Aug. 27, 1896.
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WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
THOMAS E. WATSON.
For Gorernor....... Silas A Holcomb
For Lient. GoTernor... J E Harris
For Secretary of State.... ..W F Porter
For Auditor Pub. Accts.........J F Cornell
For Land Commissioner ..J V Wolfe
For State Treasurer J B Meserve
For State Sopt.. ...... W R Jackson
For Judge, long term Wm. Neville
For Judge.short term....Tno. Kirkpatrick
For Regent A. A. Munro
For Congress, 1st dist J. H. Broady
Grant wanted mints established in the
west to coin silver in 1875. Yes, that
bill was "fully discussed."
It is not the fact of Bryan's election
that has caused hard times, It is tbecon
tinnal robbery of the taxpaylng debtor
The incomes from American great
family estates, instead of promoting en
terprise and thrift, promote immorality,
idleness and waste. ;
This "sound money" plan enables our
foreign creditors to exact two bushels
of wheat and two pounds of cotton
where only one was due.
Why is a silver dollar worth 100 cents
in gold in London, less cost of exchange
to New York? Will some gold standard
man please reply?
There are some people who will assert
anything, even to saying that General
Grant knew when he signed the mint bill
that it stopped the coinage of silver.
The old Boldier who took his musket
and went out to save the union thirty'
five years ago and now takes his ballot
to save the money power has changed
Candidate McKinley says that he
would rather open the mills than the
mints. Why not open a few under the
present gold standard if it is such
good thing? Why not?
When England established the gold
standard in 1815, the people were not
represented In the English parliament
When it was established in this country
the people knew nothing about it.
The McKinley policy is inaction and
humble submission to foreign dictation
and extortion, while the foreign own
era of property and debts carry away
the wealth of this country by means
of dear dollars and cheap wheat and
A stiver certificate, the material of
which is worth less than one cent, which
is not a legal tender for any amount,
and which is redeemabl in a silver dollar
only, is worth 100 cents in gold. Will
some of the goldite-intrinsic-value ed
itors please tell us why?
Mark Hanna ban gone into the poster
business, and the walls and barns are to
be covered with McKinley posters and
cartoons. Because the English politi
cians do that in a population half of
whom can't read, Hanna thinks it is the
thing for America. "Its English you
A poll was taken at the United States
penitentiary at Fort Smith, Arkansas,
last week. The vote stood 176 for Mc
Kinley and 4 for' Bryan. Rather sig
nificant, isn't it? We are frank to con
fees that were the presidential question
to be left to the vast army "doing time"
for the state there would be no question
of McKinley s election.
If the material in the dollar determines
the value of the dollar how is it possible
that the silver dollar now in circulation
is worth 100 cents in gold, when the
material in it is worth only fifty-three
cents? It is no answer to say that it is
redeemable in gold, for tbat is a lie and
very one knows that it is a lie. Neither
is it an answer to say that the govern
ment has announced that it will freely
exchange gold for silver, for that is also
a lie, no such announcement ever having
' It ms impowible for the Journal to
make an honest, straightforward state
ment on any subject. In its edition of
August 20th it says:
Oak cm i'm enmrrosi atatemrats of Mr. Br an
In lila New Tork addres reada aa lollowa:
Railroad rati bar aot bo reduced to katp
paca with 'ailing price. Tba farmer baa thna
found It mora tad mora difficult to lira.
It theu goes on to show that freight
rates have fallen since 1873 and asks
these questions: .
What object had Mr. Bryan In mirepreseutlng
tba facta? Did ba sot knev me facta?
Wbat aort of man la ba? A ma wbo will de
liberately falalfy history In order to array oe
rlaae of people against anotber, and to manu
factore a grlevane tbat baa no axletence beyond
tbe Imagination, la a very dangerous member of
the body politic if be occoplea a poeltlon tbat
Klvea weight to bia utterance.
A more contemptible piece of writing
never appeared in a partisan journal.
Mr. Bryan did not say that freight rates
bad not fallen sineel873,buttbatRAlL
ROAD RATES HAVE NOT BEEN RE
DUCED TO KEEP PACE WITH FALL
ING'PRICES. Did it take half tbe corn
crop to pay tbe freight from Nebraska
to Chicago at any time previous to five
Tbe trick of substituting another and
entirely different statement from that
made by Mr. Bryan, then proving the
substituted statement false and then de
nouncing Mr. Bryan as a liar, is so con
temptible tbat it places the man wbo
does it outside the pale of gentlemen.
. GRANT DID NOT KNOW IT.
It has often been asserted that when
Grant signed the act of 1878 be did not
know that it stopped tbe coinage of
silver, and his letter to Mr. Cowdry
written some time after, has been cited
in proof of the' 'statement, but here is
proof positive that he did not know it
and also that the next congress did not
know it, for in his message to that con
gress he says: "It would take a period
probably beyond that fixed by law for
final specie resumption to COIN THE
SILVER necessary to transact the bus
iness of the country."
Tbe democratic committee will publish
an extract from this message of Presi
dent Grant, sent to congress January
14, 1875, announcing his approval of
the act for resumption of specie pay
ments. The extract is as follows:
"In fast, to carry out the first section
of the act, another mint becomes neces
sary. With the present facilities for coin
age, it would take a period probably be
yond that fixed by law for final specie
resumption to coin the silver necessary
to transact the business of the country.
"There are now some melting furnaces
for extracting silver and . gold ores
brought from the mountainous territo
ries, in Chicago, St. Louis and Omaha
three in the former city and as much of
the change required will be wanted in
the Mississippi valley states, and as the
metal to be coined comes from the west
of these states, and as I understand the
charges for transportation of bullion
from either of the cities named to the
mint in Philadelphia, to New York,
amount to $4 for each $1,000 worth
with an equal expense for transporta
tion back, it would seem a fair argu
ment in favor of adopting one or more
of these cities as the place or places for
the establishment of new coinage facil
We suppose tbe State Journal will
come out tomorrow with its usual asser
tion that the bill was before congress for
five years and the discussions filed forty-
eight columns of the Congressional Rec
ord when the first edition of tbe Record
did not appear for years after
ward, and Mark Hanna's paid howlers
will still assemble at Eleventh and 0
streets and pompously declare that "tbe
bill was fully discussed."
SYRACUSE, Neb., Ang. 19. 1896.
To tba Editor : I" lease give an answer' to
tbe following question throngb this week's leans:
Why was silver worth more than gold from 1S84
to 1878? Why was gold wortb more than silver
from 871 to 18.14? Did we ever have bimetallism
(in re ty) In the United States.
Tours for Bryan and Holcomb,
E. 8. WH1TTAKER,
Silver was worth more than gold in the
United States from 1834 to 1873 be
cause France would pay f 1.32 an ounce
for it and the United States would take
it at only $1.29 an ounce, tbat is, the
United States was coining silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1 and France was coining
all that was offered at 15 tol. Pre
vious to that, from 1792 to 1834, the
United States coined silver at the ratio
of 15 to 1 and France and other Euro
pean countries at 15 to 1. That made
gold worth more 'than silver at our ra
The "market price" of gold and silver,
as tbe gold bugs say, had nothing to do
with tbe matter. "It was not a "market
price" at all. It was a law made price.'
When the "law" changed, the "price'
Bimetallism existed in the United
States "in reality," and all over the civ
ilized world, including England, previous
to 1873, although in England silver was
not a legal tender after 1816, for all the
silver mined, except what was consumed
in the arte, was coined into full legal
tender money, and this held up the gen
eral level of prices the whole world over.
It the mints are open to tbe free coinage
of silver.thatis bimetallism. One country
may use gold and another may use silver,
but neither will be on a monometallic
basis if the mints are open, but if the
mints are closed to either metal, then
hey will become monom , The
money of one or tbe other countries will
be annihilated, and it will bave to begin
a struggle to obtain a portion of wbat
tbe other county has. It must buy tbat
m oney from tbe other country with com-moditi-s
and pay in commodities
just what the country which has
the money pleases. Tbat is nearly our
condition today. . We bave some money.
for when the mints were closed to silver
we had some of tbe other metal, and we
mined some, but to do business, we must
buy money of foreign countries, or, as
tbe gold bugs say, "induce foreign cap
ital to come here." When any one of
the larger civilized nations opens its
mints to the unlimited coinage of silver,
and tbat silver goes to swell the volume
of iegal tender money in the world, we
shall bave bimetallism, even if one-half
of the countries nse gold only and the
other half silver only.
HERE'S A PREDICAMENT.
We believe it is pretty generally eon-
ceded that Senator John M. Thurston
has demonstrated beyond all question
that be is the champion political jump
ing jack of the present campaign. His
views on tbe silver question which he
took such pains to dilate npon previous
to and immediately following his election
to the senate are too well known to
need repetition here. Suffice it to say
he is now undergoing the somewhat un
enviable task of straightening out the
kinks in his anti-republican convention
utterances and telling the people why
the injection of the triple extract of gold
monometallism into thecerebrums of the
voters of this country will cure all - the
ills to which we are now subject.
But this is not the half of it.
William McKinley, the champion of
goldbug republicans, is expected to de
clare unalterably and unequivocably for
the gold standard, or he will lose thou
sand upon thousands of votes and cam
paign donations which would approxi
mate a number with six figure in it. Just
bow Mr. McKinley can do this, and not
appear ridiculous, is not plain in the
light of the following:
"From a speech in the house of repre
sentatives, delivered by Wm. McKinley
June 24, 1890, Congressional Record,
Vol. 2, page 6,447.
"I am for the largest use of silver in
the currency of the country. I would not
dishonor it; 1 would give it equal credit
and honor with gold. I would utilize
both metals as money and discredit
neither. I want the double standard."
A SEA OF FALSEHOODS.
The State Journal is a disgrace to the
State of Nebraska. If taken to repre
sent the character of the people of Ne
braska, no honest roan would desire to
locate within its borders or bring bis
wife and children to be surrounded witty
a sea of falsehoods such as it constantly
prints and circulates. If a man were to
judge of the character of the citizens Of
this state from the matter printed in the
State Journal he could not fail to con
clude that there were but few men in it
capable of speaking the truth. No de
cent man wants to come to a state where
one of the leading dailies constantly
prints in its editorial columns the most
outrageous and unblushing falsehoods.
Read the following from the edition of
ALMA., Neb., Aug. 17 To the editor of the
State Journal; Please answer the following
question In your Nebraska State Journal as
tbere Is a difference of opinion as to the answer
of the same.
Tbe sliver dollar of 1890 or 1891 is not a legal
tender only as itis made so in redeeming in gold?
If the secretary refuses to redeem the silver
dollar of today in gold, what would the silver
dollar ba worth?
Respectfully, D. S. HARDIN.
1. The standard silver dollar Is full legal ten
der. It is not "redeemable In gold, "but the gov
ernment has declared tbat It will make it aagood
by freely exchanging gold for it.
2, A refusal to make tbia exchange would
cans the silver dollar to drop to its bullion
vaiue, bdoui oa cents.
The cool audacity exhibited in writing
such an infernal lie as "that the govern
ment has declared that it will make it
(the silver dollar) as good as gold by
freely exchanging gold for it" was never
equaled on earth before.
It is impossible that any one with in
telligence enough to be a writer on a
daily newspaper should not know that it
was a lie. He has certainly read in the
newspapers how the Wall street bankers
gather up greenbacks and treasury notes
whenever they want to draw gold out of
the treasury. If the government freely
exchanges gold for silver dollars why do
they not take silver dollarsandget gold?
Tbe State Journal may thiuk that per
sistent and continuous lying will win
votes. It may win those of the igno
rent but it will drive away the intelligent
Any intelligent man must be amused
who will take up a gold bug county
weekly and glance at it. Take these
samples from the Saline County Demo
crat of August 18.
If, as Mr. Bryan said, t,h demand for sliver
nnder free coinage will bring the price up to $1.29
per ounce In gold, how la that going to Increase
Its debt-paying power orralastha price of wheat?
The argument of the sllvsrltes do not gloe some
how. In th nature of things gold Is the standard
and no legislation or anything else can make It
Double standard and silver monometalllst
(Just like Mexico hat got) art th same thing.
That editor, like J. Sterling Morton,
must have a poor opinion of the intelli
gence of Nebraska voters. Tbat is the
ort of queer stuff readers of gold bug
papers get for their money.
The rural districts of the east are as
badly impoverished as those of the west
THE IIKNT DOLLAR.
Of all the evils which a government
can inflict none con be greater than
chpap money, whether of coin or paper.
Tbat dollar is the best dollar that buys
tbe largest quantity of food and cloth
ing. John Sherman's Speech.
Is tbat true? Carry it to its final con
clusion and reflect if it is true. "That
dollar is the best dollar that will buy
tbe largest amount of food." Wheat is
food. A dollar that would buy 100
bushels of wheat is the best dollar, is it?
Dollars can be made to do that very
easily. Destroy all the paper money in
the world; all the silver money, all the
credit money, all the copper and nickel
money, and make a law forbidding their
manufacture into money and take away
all their legal tender power, and wheat
would not sell for more than 1 cent a
bushel. What of necessity must hap
pen? The men who have tbe gold in th
world could buy all the property in the
world. What would land be worth that
produced wheat wortb only 1 cent a
bushel? A few gola pieces would pur
chase the best farm in the United States.
A man who owed $1,000 on a farm
could never pay it. All mortgages would
be foreclosed. Every man in debt would
lose all his property. It is impossible
for any sane man to believe that a dol
lar that would do that is the "best dol
lar." The man who said that is the prophet
of tbe gold standard. That kind of talk
is the best argument they can make.
WS WERE THE FIR8T.
No nation in Europe demonetized
silver until after tbe law of the United
States, passed in 1873, had done its
The United States made the attempt
in 1868, renewed it again in 1870, and
flnanally passed the law in 1873.
The authority for the statement made
as to the action and time of action of
Germany in demonetizing silver is to be
found on pages 18 and 19 of the re
ports of the English parlimentary com
mittee, appointed March 3, 1876, "to
consider and report upon the causes
of the decline of silver."
As the United States, under the leader
ship of John Sherman, was the first
nation to demonetize silver, it is emi
nently fit and proper that it should
take the lead in righting the wrong.
We did not ask the consent of any
other nation to demonetize silver and
will not ask the consent of any other
nation to allow us to re-establish free
coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1.
NOTHING LIKE IT.
There is nothing lika persistency. If
you tell a lie, stick to it. Tbat seems to
be the policy of the State Journal. Hav
ing said that silver dollars were redeem,
able in gold, and afterwards having said
they were not redeemable in gold, itis
going to stick to both statements. In
this morning's paper it says: "Whether
The State Journal thinks so or not it
knows that in normal times Mr. Snellen
berger can take ten thousand dollars in
silver or silver certificates to New York
and come back with ten thousand dol
lars in gold, drawn from the sub-treasury."
FOLLOWED ROTHCHILD'S PLAN.
When England adopted the gold
standard in 1816 there was no coin in
circulation in the kingdom and had not
been for several years. She fought her
wars with Napoleon with irredeemable
paper money, and did not resume specie
payments until 1821, five years 1aters
When John Sherman threw the United
States onto the gold standard in 1893
there was no coin in circulation and had
not been for twelve years. We fought
the war of the rebellion with irredeem
able paper money and did not resume
specie payments for five years after
wards. John Sherman followed the
Rothchild's plan exactly and in both
instances the same results followed, viz.,
bankruptcies, tramps and millionaires.
The State Journal says that free
coinage would reduce the value of silver
dollars to 53 cents and rob the laborers
of half their wages. It also says that
free coinage would give the miner a 100
cent silver dollar for 53 cents worth of
bullion, that is, the same silver dollar
would be worth 100 cents in the hands
of a miner and only fifty-three cents in
the hands of a wage worker. Is that
editor an idiot or a common every day
Republican editors who are calling
men anarchists because they criticise a
recent decision of the supreme court,
should remember that their own party
was founded on opposition to a decision
of the supreme court, and the men they
hold in the greatest reverence, are tbe
men who most severely denounced that
court. Tbey have made a complete
change of front since 1860.
The campaign of education has begun.
The republican managers have almost
completed their study of adjectives. It
was thought heretofore that the English
language contained only about 60 mil
lions but the campaign committee have
greatly enlarged this number. Those in
most common use are the following
"popocratic, star demogogue, prattling
sprout of the Platte, studied villiany,
red handed anarchy." Let the campaign
of education proceed. Let ns study prin-
1 ciples while our opponent are wasting
their energies in abue of the men wbo
defended this country in 1861 and are
today the bone and sinew of this repub
lic. The speaker or writer whose only
stock in trade is abuse, is too narrow
and weak to turn us aside from tbe main
issue before the ' American people. The
men wbo bave for twelve years paid tbe
taxes of this government, bnilded its
churches, founded its schools do not
need to be defended from the charge of
THEY ARE LOSING HEART.
One of the best indications that the
republicans are losing heart in the can
didacy of Wm.' McKinley for president is
shown by the fact tbat when Mark Hanna
appeared among the republican gold
bugs of Wall street on Friday last to
solicit donations to the national cam
paign fund he was met with a very cool
reception. Mark passed the bat from
early morning nntil the close of business
hours and did not receive so much as a
five-cent oiece for his pains. "But we
must have the money," exclaimed Mc
Kinley's manager again and again but
the money was not forthcoming. At
this Mr. Hanna became very wroth in
deed. He showed the bankers figures
from the west which placed Ohio, Mich
igan, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota in
the doubtful column and told tbera that
the party needed money and plenty of it
or it would go hard with McKinley. As
an excuse the bankers said that McKin
ley had been too slow in putting out bia
letter of acceptance and after giving the
matter due consideration they did not
dare risk their money until they had seen
it. "If tbe republican candidate shall de
clare unequivocably for tbe gold stand
ard we might do something," they said.
Be this as it may, the republican
masses are doing a little more of their
own thinking these days than ever before
in the party's history and have come to
the conclusion tbat the republican bosses
have had their undisputed say just as
long as they are going to. No city can
better exemplify the above than the city
of Lincoln, Nebraska, where life-long re
publicans have openly announced them
selves as opposed to the financial plank
of the St. Louis platform and that they
cannot consistently vote for McKinley.
The same is true in every city in the land
as anyone can see for himself by reading
the telegraphic dispatches in the various
large journals. ";
Our esteemed (?) morning Journal
would have the public believe that Mc
Kinley sentiment was sweeping this
state as one mighty wave and that
Bryanisra and the cause of free coinage
will be entirely lost sight of on election
day. The facts in the case are, however,
that while the McKinley advocates are
unquestionably putting on a bold front
and keeping a "stiff upper lip," as it were,
in Nebraska they are meeting with the
utmost disappointment at every turn of
the road and despite the efforts of the
Jonrnal and Bee, Bryan is gaining in
strength with a firmness and vigor which
will surpass the expectations of the most
sanguine. His followers in Nebraska
are able and distinguished men of all
parties; men whose character and in
tegrity cannot be called into question not
withstanding the epithets of "anarch
ists," etc., which the Journal has seen fit
to apply to them, and the work which
they are doing will bring Bryan's own
state to the front rank of those which
will have declared for freedom, inde
pendence and prosperity next November.
PLEASE TELL US.
The change in the coinage lawin 1873,
popularly known as "the crime of 1873,"
was not secretly made, as is sometimes
claimed. Tbe bill bad been considered
at five sessions of congress, and the omis
sion of the silver dollar was explained to
be because of the fluctuation in the value
of silver as measured by gold. Litchfield
Will the distinguished editor of tbe
Monitor be kind enough to inform us on
just what page of the Congressional
Record it was explained, or where the
evidence is to prove that there had been
any fluctuation in the value of silver
from the ratio of 15 to 1 for the pre
vious 80 years.
The Journal, with its accustomed re
liability, published an account of a re
publican rally at Malcolm last Friday
night and claimed twenty-two members
for the club, many of whom were popu
lists and democrats. In this connection
it might be Btated that not one populist
or democrat in Elk precinct is for McKin
ley or is a member of their club. Satur
day evening C. M. Skiles and Mr. Rose
preached free silver doctrine to a crowd
not half of whom could find seats, andat
the close of the meeting fifty legal voters
came forward and signed the free silver
roll, several of whom bave always voted
the republican ticket. It is expected that
the membership will reach one hundred.
Politics is like a kaleidoscope. The
slightest jar and the whole suenechanges.
Now here comes news that fifty-three
straight democratic papers in the south
have bolted Sewall and; are supporting
Watson. Then it is announced that
Watson is going to Texas to call a
halt in the "middle of the road" plan
there to fuse with the republicans and
gold bug democrats, and after that he
will go to Kansas, where the popuplists
have nominated all Sewall electors.
Then he will come to Nebraska and
make a few speeches in a state where
things are running to suit both him and
the chairman of the populist national
co.-- alor er.
Bishop Newman wnn to be editing
the Epwortb Herald, tbe national organ
of the Epworth league, if we are to judge
from tbe sentiments it expresses. Ilertx
are one or two of its editoral ideas: , 1
'Tramp, tramp, the bojs are march
iDg.' That may be sung of a great army '
of social vagrants who live npon the
charity of the public. There are 100,
people in the United States too lazy to
work. Their home is where night over
takes them. Many of tbera were origi
nally fram good homes, and most of
them are artisans with trades. Some '
are college graduates, physicians, law
yers, newspaper men, and even preach
ers. It is the duty of each member of
society to help weed them out.
"At present our laws are not sufficient
ly stringent. Vagrancy should itself be
regarded as a crime, and a sentence to
bard work should, always be a conse
quence. Any man who cannot give an
account of himself should not be merely
lodged in the pnblic jail for a few days to
be well fed and sheltered from the storm.
He should be sent for sixty davs to the
It is a queer kind of Christianity
Bishop Newman's kind that demands
that college graduates, physicians, law
yers, newspaper men, preachers and even
wage workers shall be sentenced to hard
labor in a prison as soon as they are de
prived of the means of making a living
by this gold standard. That is not
Christianity. Itis diabolism. We are
glad to say that the members of tbe
Methodist church of which this Ep
worth organ is an official publication
in this part of the country believe in
Christianity and not in diabolism.
CANT BE BEATEN.
If there is a man in the United States
who can beat this lie printed . in the
Plattsmouth News, August 18, he should
be given a cross of gold to distinguish
him from all other liars. The News says:
The erratic ex-banker, Mr. St. John,
who has been helping to conduct Mr.
Bryan's campaign and a well known so
cialist sat on the platform.
William P. St. John ex-president of
the New York Merchan tile National bank
"a well known socialist!" Annanias
couldn't hold a candle to that man.
In the parlance of politics we say that
the free coinage of silver will bring silver
up to the value of gold at 16 to 1. It
will do nothing .of the kind. Sil ver will
rise and gold will fall until they become
at par at that ratio, but 16 ounces of
silver will not have the purchasing power
that one ounce of gold now has. Now,
there is a paragraph that some goldite
editor can make a good thing of by
quoting the first two sentences, stopping
at that point and say that it is from a
free silver paper. That is tbe way they
seemed determined to carry on this cam
The goldbug press of New York first
declared that Bryan's speech at Madison
Square was a feeble effort, not even up
to a standard of mediocrity. Finding
tbat would not stand a test of an ex
amination of the speech, they ; now say
that John P. Jones and Henry M. Teller
helped prepare it. Goldite Journals east
and west are all alike. They never tell
the same story a week at a time.
The superscription on the silver dol
lar ip: "In God we Trust." Wall street
wants to change it to: "In Gold we
Trust", and Bishop Newman will give
tbem his hearty amen in support of their
The Tariff Cranks.
A few cranks among newspaper writers
and stump speakers who know nothing
about any quention except tariff still
think that is an issue in this campaign,
but the people are under no such illusion.
A speech on the tariff even in Pennsyl
vania in this canvass would empty a
hall as quick as would a cry of "fire."
There are two reasons why taritl talk this
year would be lunacy first, the people
are not thinking about tbe tariff, and
oonnnillv lm nilirAt. tnolnvifv in A
are wouia - noia up" an lann legislation
through the first half of the next presi
dential term and probably during the
second half also. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Business Men Shonld Think.
In four years the pay roll of the Union
Pacific shops has" dwindled from f 101
500 to $42,100; the number of men em
ployed has dwindled from 1.270 to
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1,050, and the number of days worked
per man has dwindled from 18 to 14.
With such a condition staring Omaha
business men in tbe face it is high time
that those who adhere to the gold stand
ard without knowing wbat they are do
ng should study the money question.
' Montana Republicans.
A majority of the republican state
committee of Montana have declared
their intention to support Bryan.
"When Judge Broady ran for mayor
against Frank Graham he was defeated
almost solely npon the stand which he
took in regard to the wide open policy,"
remarked a gentlemen to a Post repre
sentative this morning, "but I want to
tell yon that the conditions are a mighty
sight different today and tbe judge will
be elected to congress over Strode by an
enormous majority. Besides, Broady is
one of the prime movers in the freesilver
cause in Nebraska and be has never",
ceased to speak bin honest convictions
along tbat line. Naturally enough be
will receive tbe combined free silver vote
in the entire district, now mark what I
10 campaign robioriptioni 1.00.
8end in you order,
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