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Aug. 27, 1896.
1H1S NfcUKAbKA lNUliFUNDliN 1.
TO THE PEODUCERS.
A MANUFACTURER TELLS WHY
FACTORIES ARE CLOSING.
Tha Wtekd reed of tha Money Fower
In Refusing- to Extend Lmu to Em
ployers of American Labor Vote
To the Laboring Man. You no doubt
have read what Banker Williams haa to
ay. It is true that you are about to
be called on to vote for your country's
good, and It is to correct the false im
pressions of men whose interests are to
Increase their wealth at your expense
that I write. It is necessary to have a
yardstick to measure the length of a
yard, but the stick is not the yard; the
yard is the distance between the two
points at the two ends of the stick.
The stick can be made of pine or it may
be made of Bteel. A steel yardstick will
not measure any better than one of
wood. Now, our government has stated
what shall be the value of our dollar.
Originally this dollar was the value of
412 grains of silver, nine-tenths fine.
Everything was bought and sold by
this standard of value; we made very
few silver dollars, but, like the yard
stick," we made money the parts of a
dollar and the multiples of a dollar of
various things; we used gold and we
used silver, nickel and copper to make
money of. The half-dollars, quarter
dollars and dimes are not full weight
For Tears we have used only enough
ilver in two half-dollars to weigh 385.8
grains. Tet all this time those half-
dollars represented half of 412 grains
silver. We made money of gold and it
was changed at various times to try to
keep It even with our unit of value
412 grains of silver. In the year 1873
a bill was passed that changed this
standard of value from 412 grains of
ilver to 25.8 grains of gold. The same
name was used for thiB new unit the
word dollar. From that time until now
our measure of value has been 25.8
grains of gold. At same time this change
was made silver was restricted to pay
ments less than S5 and silver (half dol
lars. Quarters and dimes) was refused
free coinage. Whatever silver coinage
has been done since that time the silver
bullion has been bought by the govern
ment for that purpose. Since 1873 mil
lions of dollars of silver have been
coined by our government at the same.
standard weight, every dollar repre
senting 25.8 grainB of gold, and a law
was made that silver dollars shall be
full legal tended for all debts,public and
private, unless a contract Is made to the
contrary. Every time you receive
aiivar dollar In Davment for labor it
represented the value of 25.8 grains
of gold, because our government will
" take it in payment of debts due them
iich ast taxes, revenue and duties on
Imports equal in value with gold dol
lars. The full legal-tender law is what
fixes their value. The statement that
our government will redeem silver in
gold, and that our government keeps
the value of silver dollars up in that
way, is false.
For years past money has been get
ting scarce and things which you pro
duce have been going down in price.
Machinery has increased your ability
to produce, and for that reason the
price of labor has not gone down as
much as goods. Had the price of goods
remained where it had been you would
now get twice as many dollars for a
month's work. If money had increased
in quantity equal with your productions
prices would have kept uniform. Man
ufacturers "borrow money and employ
labor. When it takes more of the prod
ucts of your labor to get the money to
pay back the debt we have less profit,
and whenever profits are cut down so
we do business at aoss we are obliged
to stop our factories tnd you go unem
ployed. That Is the situation now.
Since 1893, when the banks of this
country called in their loans and de
pressed business, prices have been so
low we manufacturers could make no
profits on borrowed money. Therefore
you are out of employment half the
Mine or more.
J It is to your interest to increase
prices and open up the mining indus
' tries of our western states that will
take away part of the idle laborers and
lessen the number of men competing
with you, which keeps the price of labor
down. Free coinage will increase the
number of dollars, yet every silver dol
lar represents the value of twenty-five
and eight-tenths grains of gold. We
ido not propose to change our standard
pf value or change the present ratio as
those gold monometallists would have
you believe. .
We propose to bring down the value
of gold by givinf silver free coinage
and increasing the amount of redemp
tion money in the nation. The reason
you are unemployed is because the
, ibanks hold nearly all the money out
side the national treasury. Free coin
age makes it so that you idle laborers
can go to work and dig money out of
the mountain side and buy the provis
ions from the farmer, the factory and
the store. This puts more money in
circulation and employs more laborers.
(Remember that all our money is
stamped by our government and is
caoney because of the legal-tender law
and must be worth whatever value our
i. til It a l avr-
government win icuocui 11. iu
tnent of debts due them.
They tell you that free coinage will
enable men to buy bullion worth 53
cents and make you take it for a dol
lar in pay for your labor. This asser
tion ia false. Free coinage will In
crease the value of silver bullion Just
the same as for any cause wheat would
Fse In value. But whatever rise there
will be in silver bullion puts more
Wctual value in every silver dollar in
the United States and lessens the value
of gold bullion in a like amount It
ft-ill make every silver dollar worth the
same when melted down as it is In coin.
It will stop the need of keeping such
a large quantity of gold lying idle in
the treasury, as no one will prefer gold
when the silver dollar and the silver
bullion are of the same value as the
gold. The cause of the fall in price of
silver bullion was because demand
for it as money was destroyed by stop
ping free coinage. Now restore free
coinage and its value will rise again
and so will the price of labor and
goods. This country produces plenty
of everything to make us prosper, but
our laws prevent us from using part
of our resources that part most vital
to the prosperity of any nation its
money supply. You laborers should
protect your rights, should vote for free
coinage and prosperity.
M. H. Daley, Manufacturer.
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
Antl-SUverltes Have Exhausted Supply of
Heretofore the advocates of the gold
standard have attempted to settle the
question by abusing and ridiculing
everybody who believes in the free
coinage of silver. The issue has now
reached a stage at which even the most
extreme gold organs recognize the ne
cessity of something more substantial
and more convincing. When three
great national parties, representing
considerably more than one-half the
voting population of the United States,
makes the free coinage of silver para
mount to everything else, it should be
apparent that it is something more
than a "craze." And It is aparent
Epithets and Invective will not win In
1896. "Fifty-cent dollar." "sound
money," "honest money," "crazy fan
atic," "anarchist," and all that array ct
goldlte phrases with which we are so
familiar are absolutely without mean
ing and prove nothing.
The people want argument and will
have it If the gold men cannot furnish
satisfactory argument on their side the
cause is !rst
Some of the leading papers in the
country now clearly perceive the true
situation. The action of the Chicago
Record in throwing open its columns
for a discussion of the silver question
is a very suggestive circumstance.
Not long ago a free silver paper In
Chicago was regarded almost as an un
clean thing, and "business men" were
actually afraid to advertise in one lest
It might injure their business.
But things are changing. Now the
Chicago daily having the largest circu
lation of any paper' in the city is actu
ally engaged in giving its readers the
silver side of the controversy. Nothing
but discussion is needed to decide the
question for free coinage. In view of
the unsatisfactory conditions existing
for, lo! these many years under the gold
standard, the plan of the silver men is
surely worth a trial. No goldite has
shown or really attempted to show how
it could do any harm. They simply
shout "ruin!" "disgrace!'.' "dishonor!"
but they prove nothing. Let us hav
argument National Bimetallist
8,000,000 SILVER SPEAKERS.
There are 8,000,000 bimetallist voters
In the United States. Every one of
them is for free and unlimited coinage
of free silver at the established ratio
of 16 to 1. There are about 5,975,000
voters in the United States who are
not yet ready to accept free silver, but
who are greatly opposed to the present
single gold standard. There are about
25,000 voters who favor the single gold
standard the money owners. What is
needed in this contest is to carry on a
personal campaign of reason with the
5,975,000 honest men who' are as yet
undecided. The eight million free-silver
advocates can accomplish much in
that direction during the next few
weeks. They are patriots, every one of
them, and have the mighty truth on
their side. It is not unlikely that they
are doing a great deal now, but re
newed effort Is demanded. Every sil
ver advocate should become a speaker
for the cause, even though his audi
ence consists of one person. The Amer
ican Bimetallic union, 134 Monroe
street Chicago, will be glad to hear
from silver men about to start out per
sonal crusades of this character.
Don't Vote for This.
As soon as the gold standard shall be
fixed upon the people of this country
the next move of the monopoly bosses
will be to establish a property qualiflca
tlon for Toting; then an educational one
with the usefulness of our schools cur
tailed, and in time the people of this
country will be entirely in the hands of
a landed aristocracy. See how foreign
ers are already getting hold of millions
of acres of our lands. With a continued
gold basis, as we are now under, there
will not be one farmer in ten who can
pay the interest on the loan on his
farm, and then those lands will go into
the hands of the landlord, and we will
have a system of tenantry, instead of
men's owning their own homes. It is
going that way rapidly each day.-
Journal, Ord, Neb.
Don't Vote for an ImpoulbUlty.
A somewhat more remote effect of
the silver bolt, even as the matter
stands now, will be that, in the event of
McKlnley's being elected, there will be
no Republican protective legislation
passed next congress. For four sena
tors, Teller, Pettlgrew, Dubois and
Cannon have left the party; and they
are on record, as Senators Jones and
Stewart, of Nevada, and Mantle and
Carter, of Montana, are, that without
free coinage no Republican tariff will
be allowed to pass. Republican legisla
tion will therefore be deadlocked, in the
senate, and the Fifty-fifth congress,
even If the g. o. p. win an unexpected
victory in November. New ' Orleans
Continued fromFlrst rage.
not pay one-tenth of 1 per cent on the
aggregate indebtedness of the world.
Who can wonder at the general stag
nation of business throughout the coun
try? Who can utter surprise that hun
dreds of thousands of strong, willing
men throughout the country should be
idle and their fimilies perishing from
hanger and cold while the country was
never so full of everything to make life
happy? Yet the laborers the producers
of wealth are uuable to obtain the nec
essaries of life. But I say who should
be surprised at this state of affairs when
five hundred millions of the people's
money is locked up in the treasury; when
it is recommended by the head of the
treasury that three hundred and forty
six millions more be taken from the bus
iness industries of the country, and that
we discontinue the coinage of silver,
when one-half of the gold of the country
is locked np in the treasury, and every
inducement on the part of the executive
power of the nation is held out to hoard
up and keep from the active business of
the world the other half, through the
hope of making one dollar worth two,
by striking down silver and discontin
uing its coinage?
But, Mr. Speaker, there is no use argu
ing this question with a view to convinc
ing the money kings of the country.
Their whole purpose is to steal some
thing by legislation, by act of congress,
Nothing so much as class legislation
and failure on the part of the treasury
to fairly execute the law has made it pos
sible for a few designing schemers to
rob the nation.
Nothing seems to satisfy their arabi
tion but gold, i bey strive to appease
their passions; they endeavor to pacify
their consciences with the gilded bauble
of wealth. ,
Love of country, patriotism, a desire
for the prosperity of the masses never
found lodgment in their ignoble souls.
Favoritism must stop. The representa
tives of the people must correct the ex
isting evils or legislate for the masses, or
in the absence of this, when there shall
be no other hope, the barefooted militia
will come down from the hills and take
charge of the capitol.
Nearly all the bankers and bondhold
era of the east have joined the crusade
against silver, and for the obvious rea
son that by destroying silver they
greatly increase the value of gold and
money securities in their hands. They
arrogate to themselves an exclusive
fonowlege on the subject of finance, and,
in the past by their united efforts, have
controlled congress and the action of the
treasury officials to the great detriment
of the general public.
AT CAMP FAIR CHILD.
Incoming Trains Bring Additional Visit
ors to the Reunion.
Nearly every incoming train today
brought large delegations of visitors to
the Grand Army reunion. The whole
city is decked with patriotic colors,
whim show windows attract special at
tention of stirring war scenes and war
relics. At the fair grounds all is bustle
and life. One can almost imagine that
he is looking upon a camp filled with
soldiers preparing to
enemy. Following is
march upon the
the program in
full for today:
Reveille 5:30 a. m.
Mess call 6:30 a. m.
Sick call 7:30 a. m.
Guard mount 8 a. m.
Assembly by states at state headquar
ters 10 a. m.
Mess call 12 m.
Address by General Prentiss of Missou
ri 2 p. m.
Mess call 5:30 p. in.
Assembly 7:30 p. ni.
Campflre at.pavillion 7:30 p. m.
Drill by Company D, Nebraska nation
al guard and the Low flambeau club 8
Dignified but Accessible.
Despite the wretched work of his po
litical managers, the visit of Mr. Bryan
to New York has broughtoutteveral val
uable facts, it has been shown that a
presidential candidate may keep the dig
nity of his position and be both accessi
ble and approachable to all citizens,
high or low. not a man, woman or
child who wished to shake the hand of
William Jennings Bryan, or to have his
autograph, was turned away from Mr.
St. John's home yesterday. New York
Letter Almost Ready.
New York, Aug. 2o. It is stated on
the best authority that the letter of the
Hon. William McKinley, accepting the
nomination of the republican party for
president, will be made public this week.
Do people buy Hood's Sarsaparllla In prefer
ence to any other, In fact almost to the exclu
sion of all others?
Because they know that Hood's Sarsapa
rllla cures when others fail.
The question of best is Just as positively de
elded in favor of Hood's Sarsaparllla, as the
question of comparative sales. Remember,
la the One True Blood Purifier. Alt druggists. Jl
Prepared only by C. I. Hood Co.. Lowell. Mass.
-.. cure Liver Ills; easy to
llOOd S FlllS take, easy to operate. 25c
Having just received our FALL STOCK we take this opportunity to
offer such low prices as will enable visitors to our store to buy at from 15
to 20 per cent below value and to select from a brand new stock.
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Goods - -
25 pieces Shetland Serge, 36 inches wide
worth 11c, this week per yard.... .... 9C ,
15 pieces Brocaded Dress Goods in all the
' leading shades, worth 15c, for Reunion 1 2JC
week per yard
25 pieces Brocaded and plain Dress Goods
regular price 20c a yard, this week per loJC
10 pieces Novelty Dress Goods, regular
price 40c, this week per yard 29C
20 pieces Novelty Dress Goods in beautiful -colorings,
regular price 50o, for Re- . 39C
union week per yard J....
12 pices high grade Novelties, 36 inches
wide, regular price 60b, this week per 48C
Fine Dress Shirts -
75o WHITE LAUNDERED SHIRTS,
11.00 and $1.25 White Laundered
25c SCARFS, nice summer styles, this
week each ....... 19C
50c SCARFS, this week
each at 38C
921 O St. Opposite Postofflce,
The County Will Give Bryan Elec
tors 2,200 Votes
OUT OF A TOTAL OF 2,800.
A Splendid Showing For Only Ten
Here Are the Fa-area.
As an instance of the wonderful growth
of the Bryan and free silver sentiment in
Seward county this paper prints today a
few figures which are in every way per
fectly authentic and reliable, but which
one is not very liable to find in the Morn
ing Journal or Omaha Bee.
During the past ten day Bryans clubs
have been started in the following places,
the number after each place indicating
the number who have signed the rolls:
Seward... .....i 115
Goehner .'. 80
Beaver Crossing 135
Utica and Milford have not organized
as yet but will do so in a few days when
a large addition to the above total will
be made, 210 in Milford atone having in
dicated a desire to place their names on
the list as soon as the club organizes.
The total vote of the county is 2,800
and the Post learns from a gentleman
who has been on the ground that Sew
ard county will certainly give Bryan
electors 2,200 votes out of the above to
This certainly is a very flattering out
look, but the conditions are not very
different in other counties throughout
the state where thesentiment, instead of
dying out as some of the republican pa
pers would have it, is spreading like wild
From time to time The Post proposes
to publish authenticated figures concern
ing the condition in the other counties
and it can safely assert that they will in
no wise be disappointing to the sup
porters of the next president. Win. J
10 campaign subscriptions 11.00
Send in your orders.
Bargains in Shoes.
60 pairs Gent's Buff plain, square and .
pointed toes, lace and congress, regu- $1.79
lar price f 2.00, this week '
48 pairs Gent's Calf and Kangaroo, plain A
and pointed toee, lace and congreas;our 32.2o
regular 2.50 shoe, this week
86 pairs Gents' Calf and Kangaroo, plain .
and pointed toes, lace and congress;our Q2.69
regular f 3.00 shoe, this week
THE ABOVE ARE ALL BRAND NEW
20 per Gent Off
ON LADIES' MISSES', CHILDRENS', GENTS'
and BOYS' TAN SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
MISS VANDERBILT WEDS.
Quetly Married to Mr. Whitney at New-
Newport, R. I., Aug. 26. The wed
ding .of Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt-
daughter of Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt,
and Harry Payne Whitney, son of Hon.
William C. Whitney, took place at noon
yesterday at "The Breakers." Owing
to the recent illness of Mr. Vanderbilt,
the wedding was a family affair and not
a social function,
The bride came down stairs on the arm
of Dr. Chauncey M. Depew and was es
corted to the "golden" room where the
knot was tied. Cornelius Vanderbilt had
been previously wheeled into the room
and up to the altar, where he took his
daughter's hand and gave her away.
Money Made in a Minute-
I have not made lees than sixteen dollar any day
while selling Centrifusal Ice Cream Freeier. Any
one ahouid make trom flvn to eight dollar a day
selling cream, and from seven to ten dollars sell
Ins; treesere. as It Is each a wonder, there Is al
ways a crowd wanting cream. Yon can freete
cream elegantly In one minute and that astonishes
people so they all want lo taste nana men many
of them want to bnv freeters as the cream Is
smooth and perfectly frozen. Every freeier la
guaranteed to treese cream perfectly in one min
ute. Anyone can sell Ice cream and the freezer
sell itself. My sister makes from ten to A I teen
dollars a day. J. F, Casey A Co., 1143 St.
harlee St. Louis. Mo., will mall yon fnll par
ticular tree, so yon can go to work ano make
lots nf money anywhere, ns with one freeier yon
can make a hundred gallons of cream a day, or
If yon wish they will hire yon on a salary.
TO THE STATE 0EHTEAL COMMIT
mi nra rinrohv railed to meet at the
Paxtoo hotel in Omaha on September 2
at 8 p. m. to arrange the matter of the
electors and such other business that
may be thought advisable to further tne
intorsnta nf th enmrtaifrn.
it is called at this time and place that
we may receive the benefit of cheap rates
to the state lair.
J. H. Edmisten, Free.
B. R. B. Webber, Sec.
At the Fair-
The Nebraska Independent Will Have a
Tent and Good Chairs
We will have a tent in newspaper row
m tin atnta fair crnnnds and invite all
candidates for state and county officers
to make their resting piace wun us on
Oherp Excursion via the Great Bock Uland
" Omahn, Nebraska, August 22, $1.65
round trip. Return limit August 26.
Milwaukee, Wis., August 23 and 24,
$16.40 roud trip. Return limit August
Omaha, Neb., August 25 to September
5, $2.15 round trip. Return limit Sep
St. Paul, Minn., August 8U ana ai,
$9.90 round trip. Return limit Septem
ber 15, with privilege of extention until
n o r
75c Bed Spreads 68c
1 1 00 Bed Spreads 96c
1 25 Bed Hpreads $1 13
1 75 Bed Spreads 1 68
2 50 Bed Hpreads 2 25
THE BEST GRADE LIVE GEESE
For school supplies, stationery, eta.,
wholesale or retail, B. W. Leighton,
Lincoln, Neb., has the largest stock to
ItTleiTatnr men are We Darin? for a Wj
movement of last year's crop, now thai
this year's is assured and grain rates
W have had so much rain lately that
it has kept the farmers from stacking
and threshing small grain in a goon
Tj. H. MondolDh of Pierce was kicks
by a horse while he was repairing m
horse-power recently. He sustained a
broken collar bone. (
As a team was crossing a bridge over
Plum creek, near Eustis, the structure
anddenlv fell. The team was rescue!
with considerable difficulty.
tPrnrl Wmmer. and old and highly re
spected farmer near Holstein, died re
cently of appendicitis, alter an uineaw
lasting nearly six weeks.
A. Van Pelt of Flowerfleld haa inoc
ulated several herds of cattle for the
blackleg, and has met with apparent
success, not one having diea.
A singing pilgrim, called Piute Bill,
gave an entertainment at Auburn rea
cently. He is said to be a good singe
but a curious cuss otherwise.
The Wakefield Republican says thaV
while the city water may be a good
thing for bathing purposes, It is not '
dazzling success as a beverage.
Professor Barbour, geologist at the
state university, has been Inspecting
Richardson county wells and making a
full geological report of the county.
John Kozek, a Bohemian farmer lrt
ing near Virginia, committed suicide;
last Friday. He set Are to a trawV
stack, got in it and then shot himself
through the temple.
The executive committee of the Ne
braska press association met at Grand
Island and arranged a program for and
fixed the date of the next meeting, de
ciding' on January 14 and 15.
Irrigated Nebraska will raise a great,
crop this year, and In the years to
come will its influence add to the sure
crop acreage of the state by a widening
out of the irrigated districts. -World
Will Barnes came to Tekamah rew
cently and was arrested on an old war
rant for hog stealing. Barnes had been,
keeping himself in "No-Man's-Land,
near the river, where the sheriff had
Hugh Herbson of Madison stepped oa
a nail the other day. He says the nail
tnnltaa rto-rtt tTirorjirh hla look..
, IUUOMUVuw - "PS O W,
I 111- Al wilA - - 3 AA
wound gives the distance as an Inch.
Herbson is sure thar he was hurt, howj
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