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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
DEPUDUCAN PARTY MONEY PLANKS
Moacy rimnk or the Bepnbltoan FUtform
"The republican party is ia favor
of the bm of both gold and silver as
money, and condemns the policy of
th democratic administration in its
efforts to demonetise silver."
Money Phutk of the Republican Platform
"The American people from tradi
tion and interest favor bimetallism,
and the republican party demands
that the ss of both gold and silver
as standard money, such restrictions
to be determined by contemplation
of values of the two metals so that
the purchasing and debt paying
power of the dollar, whether of silver,
gold or paper shall be equal at all
times. The interest of the producers
of the country, its farmers and its
- working men, demand that every
dollar, paper or gold, issued by the
government, shall be as good as any
other. We commend the wine and
patriotic steps already taken by our
government to secure an interna
tional parity of value between gold
and silver fur use as raonev through
out the world."
Money Plank of the Republican farlT I
"The republican party I unre
servedly forsound moiiey. It caused
the enactment of the law providing
for the resumption of specie pay
ments in 1879. Since then every dol
lar has been as good as gold. We
. are unalterably opposed to every
measure calculated to debase our
currency or impair the credit of our
country. We are therefore opposed'
to the free coinage of Bilver except
by international agreement with the
leading commercial nations of the
world, which we pledge ourselves to
promote, and until such agreement
can be obtained, the existing gold
standard must be preserved. All
our silver and paper currency must
be maintained at a parity with gold
and we favor all measures designed
to maintain inviolable the obliga
tions of the United States, and all
our money, whether coin or paper,
at the present standard, the stan
dard of the most enlightened na
tion of the earth."
The Rascally Management of Them
by the Board of Lands
and Funds. .
E01IE PESTINENT QUESTIONS.
Are Not State Warrants Properly
Issued, State Securities, Under
Will The Journal Give m Light f
in bunday's Journal a "constitution
al" defense of the rascally management
of the trust funds of this state by the
board of educational lands and . funds
This defense is distorted into an attack
on Governor Hoicomb for his efforts to
have these trust funds invested in "state
securities." As the Journal is the organ
of the "board" The Post asks for in
formation of the following questions, viz:
Has not our supreme court decided
that state warrants properly issued are
"state securities' Youder the constitu
tion? If as that decision ever been re
versed? Under decisions of the supreme court
has not the legislature directed that
these trust funds shall be invested in
these "state securities"?
Have not a majority of the present
board refused to invest these ' funds as
directed by the legislature?
Why have they so refused?
Do yon think the opinion of the pres
ent attorney general of higher author
ity than the supreme court on the same
, Yon say there was a total balance in
the treasury October 10, 1890, ot f563
Could not all this large mine ot money
lave been invested in "state securities"
-drawing 5 percent interest?
Has not Governor Hoicomb tried to
have these trust fuuds soiinvested.
Had these funds been so invested
. would set the temporary school income
have been benefited by about f 30,000 a
If the school fund income was not so
benefited, who was?
Do you think these funds are safer de
posited in banks drawing interest for
state officials, than invested in state
warran ts drawing interest for the school
children of the state? .
Are the f 100,000 of Saunders county
bonds which you say have been "purch
ased, but not yet presented for pay
ment," the same 100,000 Sauuders
county bonds which the land commis
sioner reported as purchased and paid
for before July last in his published state
ment in the Fremont Tribune.
- If so, do you not know that those
bonds have not yet been issued, and
that they may never be issued to the
state at all?
Do you not know that the statement
published in the Fremont Tribune in re
gard to these same bonds was false?
Will yon kindly tell us the facts about
the 70,000 Lancaster county bonds
which you say have been "purchased,
but not yet presented for payment."
Why not presented?
Do you not know that there are now
in A sayings bank in this city $18,000 in
county bonds, where they have been for
weeks waiting for the state treasurer to
pay for them, when he has. according to
your own statement, $361,570.71 cash
Do yon not know that the treasury
has been looted of these trust funds, and
mat tney cannot De replaced
Or do you not want to tell "till after
Nebraska Independent, Oct., 15, 1896.
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DOUGLAS COUNTY FARMERS.
They Make sn Appeal to Brother Farm
ers for Help.
To farmers and working men of the
state of Nebraska we make this appeal:
We the undersigned were chosen a com
mittee at a convention of farmers of
Douglas county held at Elkborn, on Au
gust 19, 1896, to draft a letter of appeal
to the farmer of the state asking their
assistance. Viz; among the many con
stitutional amendments to be voted up
on at the coming electiou is one giving
metropolitan cities an opportunity to
annex the county in which they are situ
ated, and conduct its affairs under one
set of officer. In case of the amendment
passing, we farmers of Douglas county
view with alarm the unjust and burden
some tax that would follow, doing great
injury to the agriculturalist interest of
our county. We therefore make a most
earnest appeal to our brother farmers
throughont the stato to come to our res
cues and by their vote aud influence help
defeat this amendment. We make this
appeal, realizing that our only salva
tion is by the assistance of our brother
farmers and laboring men ot the state.
We solicit the public press for assist
ance, fully realizing its power and in
fluence, asking it to place this matter
before the people of the state, that they
may have an opportunity to cast their
votes intelligently in this matter.
P. N. McArdlk, :
' Fhank Hibbakd,
J. R. Watts.
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MY BRYAN CLUB
How Women Fight the Hosts of Plutocracy.
ABLE, SCIENTIFIC DISCUSSIONS.
Lincoln s Clnb Numbers Nearly Six
Rain Storms Can't Stop Them.
The day was cold. The rain came
down in a steady drizzle and a cold wind
sent gusts of spray around the corners,
dashing iuto the face and wettiDg the
clothing no matter how one held the
umbrella. All this did not at all affect
the members of the Mary Bryan Free Sil
ver club, whose hearts are fired with the
hope of in some way aiding to check the
onward march of plutocracy in its ef
forts to make slaves and serfs of Abra
ham Lincoln's "plain people" of whom
he said "God loved them or he wouldn't
have made so many of them." They
wended their way in spite of wind and
chilling rain to the Conservatory of
music, where they hired a hall and paid
for it, and then proceded to hold a Bry
an free silver meeting. .
A glance into the faces of these women
showed that they were cultured and re
fined. A second glance would convince
any one that they were all womanly
women, nearly all of them wives and
mothers, tastefully attired, modest in
demeanor, and dignified in bearing.
The hall was soon filled. The presi
dent and secretary took their seats.
Every act from that on showed that
they were all familiar with parliamen
tary proceedings. The first report from
committees showed the membership to
be 507, the president remarking that she
believed it to be the largest club that so
far had been reported. Various matters
were disposed ot with order and celerity.
A lady reported the G. A. R. club had
offered to present to tbe club a silk flag
whenever its membership reached 1,000.
Every member was appointed a com
mittee of one to solicit new members,
bnt the G. A. R. vetrans were politely in
formed that they already bad one nice
banner, and they would prefer that the
cost of a silk flag should be given them
in literature, especially literature in the
A lady read an extract from the
wrsp-.f Wiifti 'r.yn-yfi!
Courier in which W. Morton Smith inti
mated that women a iwditical clubs
would tie willing to visit Bud Lindaey in
his dive and projtoaed some action upon
it, out the universal lvspniiite was, "ig
nore it, one lady remaiking that such
language put Mr. Smith on a level with
Burt Lindwey and with such men this
club could have nothing to do.
w hen these preliminaries were oyer, a
young lady law student from the uni
versify made an address that would
have astonished any student of political
economy in tne state, by the breadth
and depth of solid, scientific knowledge
01 tne science of political economy which
11 displayed, bhe did not use an in acta
rate economic term from the beginning
to the end. She did not talk of a "unit of
value" but of "a unit of account." She
displayed two silver dollars, one coined
in nvn ana one in i.voon wbicn ap
peared tne words "one dollar or unit."
1 here has been no speech made in Lin
coin in this campaign, more valuable or
as scholastic and scientific thanthif
speech by this younur lad v. After hear-
ing all the gaeat debates in the senate
during the extra session of 1803, after
studying the standard economists for
twenty years, after reading scores of
modern works and hundreds of articles
m the quarterlies, reviews and maira
zines, this writer would not know where
to find an article of eaual leotrth more
A lady who said she had been born
and raised a republican then delivered a
short address to show why she was for
iree silver, bhe believed in the creat re
publican leaders of the past and still be
lieved in them. She quoted from many
of them where they declared tor free
silver. It was ths teaching of the great
republican leaders that made her believe
n free silver. ,
In closing Bhe said she wanted to reply
to the cold speech of Robert O. Intrersoll.
It might be presumption on her part to
attempt it, but she felt confident that
although Ingersoll was one of the great
est of orators, she could utterly refute
im. J ben she picked ud a volume of
Ingersoll's works and read that bril-
lant, sparkling, fiery defence of the free
oinage of silver which forms part of a
lecture delivered by him some years ago,
and then asked the audience if she had
not made Brood her promise to answer
Some exquisite sincimr by a vounar
lady followed after which an elderly lady
made a short extemporaneous speech
hich was greeted with round after round
of applause. She said she wished the
ladies would cease to call themselves
democrats, republicans, populists or
pronioitionists. mese were organiza
tions of the past. There were no repub
licans, democrats or populists now. They
were either for a gold standard or
against it. They needn't talk about
leaving the dear old party, there was no
ear old party to leave. That was a
thing of the past also. , They need not
fear helping to defeat McKinley. He
was already defeated. Stop all that
talk. You are for the poor.the oppressed
the producers and workers or you are
gainst them. You cannot help your
self. With one or the other of these
forces you are allied. McKinley is de
feated", Bryan is elected and you had
better get in the band wagon for it is
getting very full.
bhe told of a little reepublican woman
bo had called on her and said shecould
ot leave the republican partv because
that was the parjy that fought the war.
No democrats, she said, ever joined the
The lady then told how she replied to
her. "My husband was in the war. He
enlisted on the 12th day of August 1861
and fought all the way through. I was
a republican. I have five brothers all
republicans but one. He was a demo
crat, the only one in the whole family.
He enlisted but the four republican
brothers furnished substitutes. I don't
say that they were not all brave men
and loyal men for they were. But the
fact is, the democrat went to the war
and the republicans furnished substi
tutes. (A voice, "My husband was a
democrat and he was in the war." Other
voices,''so was mine.") But I'm tired and
sick of all that. We've waved the bloody
shirt until we are all nearly ruined. The
bloody chasm is closed. Let us look no
more into the past, but into the future.
What is the use of mourning about leav
ing an old party that does not exist.
You can't leave it and you can't stay in
it. You are for the gold standard or
against it. You are for the money
power or for W. J. Bryan. Get in the
band wagon. There are not many va
cant seats left,"
Another lady gave a synopsis of the
seven platforms on which the seven pres
idential candidates are now running,
after which a great many new members
were admitted and the Mary Bryan
club adjourned for one week.
Read Ewing Clothing Co's ad on fifth
page and govern yourself accordingly.
Conducted by J. T. M. Swlgart. Correspondence
Every mutual man in Nebraska should
vote for friends of mutual insurance for
governor, auditor and attorney-general.
There is not a man on the populist
ticket but what is in favor of mutual in
surance. The populist platform is
plain and distinct on that issue, while on
the other hand the republican platform
allows the legislature to amend our
present law and that means death to
every company. Further, there were
many members of mutuals in their state
convention who fought the renomina
tion of Churchill for attorney-general
but he was nominated because the stock
insurance companies took a hand in that
convention. If they could nominate such
a man for attorney general with the op
position he had, it is reasonable to sup
pose that all the rest were named by
them, or at least was agreeable to them.
Let us all see to it that Hoicomb, Con
nell and Smyths are elected, as they are
the only state officers who have anything
to do with mutual insurance.
Read the advertisement of Summers
Morrison & Co., and ship your grain to
Captain SohllUog Shut On.
Topkka, Kan., Oct 14. Th state
lection board yesterday heard the
contest between Captain John Schil
ling and John Fulton for the right to
go on the printed ballot as the Repub
lican nominee for state senator in the
Brown-Doniphan connty district. The
decision was awarded to Mr. Fulton,
who was the nominee of the regular
If Vou Arc One 01 Those
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. Have Been Arranged
IT MAKES H ANN A AWFUL MAD.
It Insures the Defeat of his Man
Special News from Washington.
Washington, D. C, Oct., 10, 1896.
During the last week a joint electoral
ticket has been arranged in West Vir
ginia, by which the populistB get the two
electors-at-large, and the democrats the
four district electors. This arrange
ment makes West Virginia certain, while
before the McKinley people were claiming
the state. So far, joint electoral tickts
have been made in twenty-eight states,
in nearly every one of which the people's
party has secured a larger proportion of
the electoral vote than the strength of
the respective parties would seem to jus
The republicans are greatly chagrined
over the arrangements recently made in
Indiana and West Virginia. Through
their emissaries they did everything in
their power to prevent joint electoral
tickets from being made in these two
Btates; and now, have these same emi
saries at work in these two states, as well
as ia nearly every other state, trying to
breed dissensions and get as many dem
ocrats and populists as possible to re
bel against these joint electoral tickets,
under one pretext or another. In fact,
joint electoral tickets have been ar
ranged in a sufficient number of btates
to make the defeat of McKinley and the
gold standard certain. Mark Hanna
realizes that his only hope now is to try
to prevent the people from supporting
these joint electoral tickets. The pa
triotism of tbe 1 voters can be depended
upon, however, to defeat this last hope
and scheme to fasten the gold Btandard
upon the nation. ( '
HOW THE SITUATION STANDS.
The outlook hasgreatly improved dur
ing the last ten days. The reaction has
set in all over tbe country against the
republican boodle campaign. The
masses of the voters have begun to real
ize that the monopolists and trusts are
Cutting up millions of dol ars to try to
uy the election in order that these
trusts and monopolists can fatten upon
the masses of the people for another
four years. Information received at tbe
headquarters of the peoples party and
of the democratic party, so far, indicate
that tbe following states are almost ab
solutely safe, with the prospects bright
ening each day.
Alabama 14, Arkansas 8, Florida 4,
Georgia 13, Louisiana 8, Mississippi 9,
Missouri 17, South Caroliua 9, Tenne
ssee 12, Texas 15, Virginia 12, Colorado
4, Idaho 3, Montana'), Nevada 3, North
Dakota 3, South Dakota 4, Utah 3,
Washington 4, Wyoming 3, Kentucky
13, Kansas 10, Nebraska 8, Indiana 15,
North Carolina 11, Oregon 4, California
9, Maryland 8, West Virginia 6.
The above states which are reasonably
certain for Bryan, with a certainty of
gaining steadily to tbe election, gives
two hundred and thirty-two electoral
votes, or eight more than enough to
It will be noticed that in the above list
is not included states like Illinois, with
twenty-four votes; Deleware with three;
Minnesota with nine, Michigan with four
teen, and Iowa with thirteen. In these
states Bryan's chances are at least even
In fact, if the election was to take place
J 3 Nv ' And
very cheap. We
have a large stock
of fine millinery;
1238 0 street,
tomorrow, it is almost ceotain that he
would carry several of these .states, if
not all of them; and there is every indi
cation that the silver sentiment will be
stronger in these states on the third of
November than at present. Thus it will
be seen that Bryan can be elected if all
of these central western states, which
are considered the fighting ground in
the campaign should go for McKinW
If tbe reaction against Hanna's boodle
campaign continues as it has set in dur
ing the last ten days, Bryan will have
votes to spare in the electoral college,
Today even Chicago is trembling in the
Daiance, ana may go for liryan. As we
have said above, there is, in fact, but
one danger now, and that is Hanna's
efforts to try to get dissentions on the
joint electoral tickets.
LABOR VOTE AGAINST MCKINLEY.
The information received at head
quarters shows that the labor vote will
probably vote more unitedly . this year
th an ever before. iToe efforts at coercion
and intimidation by the employers of
labor was never greater thnn it is this
year, and the manhood of the laboring
man is now beginning to rebel asrainst
his master, who, not satisfied with mak
ing him an industrial slave, is now try
ing to make him a political vassal also.
The gold people made an appointment a
few days ago for Powderly, in Chicago,
advertised him as a great labor leader,
and did everything in their power to get
tbe laboring men out to hear him. But
the laboring people, believing that Pow
derly was in the way of their enemy, re
fused to go out to hear him. He had
only a handful of people in a large opera
nouse. iniormation is received from a
number of points where emissaries are
sent to talk to laboring mea in the in
terests of the gold standard, to the ef
fect that the resultsof all of these efforts
have been to arouse the manhood of the
laboring men, and make them come out
boldly and declare for Bryan and silver.
Ibe state eleqtion in Honda shows a
falling off in the democratic vote. It is
understood that the two great railway
systems in that state will do everything
in their power to tive the electoral vote
of the state to McKinley: But if a joint
electoral ticket can be arranged there,
the state is safe. '
THE GEOItOIA ELECTION.
In answer to a telegram received from
the Evening Journal of Atlanta, today,
Chairman Butler sent the following dis
patch to that paper, which gives the
populist view at headquarters here con
cerning the Georgia election. It is as
follows: :' .
"The Evening Journal, Atlanta, Geor
gia: It ia almost certain that a major
ity of the white votes of Georgia was
cast for the people's party state ticket.
This is a great gain over the party's las
vote, and is due to the personal popu
larity of Tom Watson in his own state,
and to tbe desire of the people to rebuke
the democratic party for its manage
ment of the state affairs of Georgia.
Evidently the democratic party is in
debted to the negro vote for whatever
kind of victary they have wou."
.- The outlook for Bryan and free silver
is much better than it was ten days ago.
The reaction against the schemes and
methods of the republican party has set
in and will grow in force until the day of
the election. -This proved the impotency
of a boodle campaign when the people
are aroused on a great and vital issue.
The present indications show two hun
dred and thirty-two electoral
reasonably certain far
least an equal chance
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