The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, June 28, 1900, Page 2, Image 2

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June 28, 1900
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Great Anneal July ClearJini
Begins Monday, July 2nd,
THE SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARING OF STOCKS"The time when profit is not nearly so important to the merchant as stock clearinwhen everything now
seasonable is slaughtered and when wares that will be indispensable for months to come are offered at actual wholesale value and in many cases less.
July Clearing-Dress Goods
An in-ivec.- lite ci jIin urni uovtliy colored dres goods Q7p
in p.puir w .rth 4!jc, aaie price per yard Lli
All wu ti'ark ca veiling. 3i itehea wide, especially de-
wi f.r :n.wr ear, w orth 50c, ale price per yard OUU
An attractive I;ie .f black bn-ai-J mohairs specially adapted
fcr rl fcitiru. CV and 7.c value, Kale prk-e per l"7t
ard rlO
quality all U4 Lctorj-j-tic in plain acd fancy weaves, also
crert in ble color, mere tl.'St, CO I Op
price yard 0.. "til
July ClBaring Wash Goods
Litsilie -aMt tiered la f.. r!d regularly at 7c, H I OA
whii.e.ibe t ia ot- kt per yard . L I "b
Jacos-et Ia-c. jav-.tuird ai ari ba i-te that hate old Q
thnxjqtrM; its xc at I V and lv clearing f ale,-yd Uu '
Our rtt.Tr liar nA tiue. ir.c3u-iir.jf the Scotch acd English
cxU c4 yf ioc k of Y'rtucU and Scotch Gingham, fabrics
tfca-t s.eve. terer Kld fcr 1 than li"ic. for the 10 1 Ofl
eW-aritg ! ia ..? kt while tb-y lat, jrr ard I & I mL
Fatjr-y rK-t.fii-rl et.i;har:i Si?s. worth up to ."0c. including
all our ft Sn citsirbatti". t.k stripe crepon and I Q
p i je cr-S dimity, the lot clearing ?sale, per yard I ob
Cotton f.alafd, ru reprized . aorth 4-V?. CO I Q
j-rx--, p-r ard LL I "Zw
All cl ur .Vv, 7 cid at 33c. Tbi-; lot includes ail
of tur fatry -ubrtdrrrJ Ha it-, ni carcauetle, linen gren
adiie Mo'ji' d S--te stiJ trij4 fuu'.ard. oid forujerly QQn
at ir- ar. J --V. :u one kt fr tLi: fcaJe. per yard. . OOu
July Clearing-Underwear
Wosje-s jare h;tr t--t. ilh-jat ti -. R
aie jirire. e ch rC
Woi! nJeie T-t, wim, taped. 7 10
ale rie. rack - I I "tC
Wt5UMi wru ar;d t--"U, in extra ize, T. ? 10 I 0
acd i. !ie ali?, pn '.-. each I L I "Zc
Wocceti white tritufued with lace, medium 10 10
w . Ir gad j ri-. rch. IZ I "Zc
Wocjeti ecrsi kr. J-csth pa i.t. Tik- jjjnd. JC
Kie p-ri't-. -trh . Z w C
Wotreo" white, l&ce tri:uix.-i pact', .Tjc goo-is. OC
a ps i ie. eaeh ZlJC
Vc trc" tr fuit-. kr.- .-r.rth. without tape. 10 10
Ale fnre, eUit Z I "Zc
Oar Ttle li5e a&d eottoa k r. l-r.tL ucion suitf. rn
each QUO
Wti.ei -V'c oj'tc-n utic-c -uiT. ienglh, 00 I 0
each 00 -0C
Weieaefi fl-SU f r.e white U ucion jit.-, 7C
a -?L-e. ea-rh luC
July Clearing-Domestics
Medium dark prints and cotton challies, Op
sale price, per yard , 0u
Your choice of any of our best standard prints, M I Op
sale price, per yard f l""Zw
All 7c apron check ginghams, Af
ssale price, per yard
9-4 bleached sheeting worth 25c, I "7 I Qp
sale price, per yard II I "Zu
Your choice of Fruit of the loom or Lonsdale bleached mus- Cp
lin, 10 yards to a customer only, this sale, per yard Uu
Our entire line of English and French percale, regular price 12$c,
15c aDd 20c, the whole lot on sale during the clearing, Qp
per yard UU
Every piece of siDcaline and art denim in the depart- 7 ,1 Qp
meat, none reserved, one lot this sale, per yard. . . I I "Zu
All summer lap d usters during this sale at a discount U ojf ' flff
from the marked price of ilull UU
July Clearing-Shoes
One lot of about 7o pairs women's tine kid shoes in small sizes,
2 to 4, A to D, good assortment of styles including hand
turns and welts, worth as high as $3.00, none worth Q7p
less than $2.00, clearing sale price, a pair Jib
A lot of women's fine kid shoes, good style, button and O I A 1
lace, worth S2.25, $2.50 and $3, clearing sale, a pair 0 ' rT I
Women's extra fine kid shoes, tan and black, button and lace, the
popular toe, regular prices $2.75, $3.00 and $3.50, tf I Q7
clearing sale, a pair w 1 10 I
A lot of women's fine oxfords, in black and tan, late style Qp
toes, worth $1.25 to $1.75, sale price, a pair Olu
A lot of women's fine oxfords, fedora?, etc., in black and tan, all
new goods and late styles, regular prices $2.00 to O I A "7
$2.50, sale price, a pair 0 ' rT I
Children's shoes on tables to close out at 15c,
25c, 47c, G7c, 75c and 97c. Worth double.
July Clearing
Men's Furnishings
Men's fancy shirts in percale and madras, stripe and plaids, some
with collars attached, others without collars, during the
clearing sale the 50c grade each 35cJ 5c grade 7Rp
each 5QcJ $1.00 grade each - I Ju
Men's balbriggan and jersey ribbed underwear, shirts made with
silk-bound front, royal ribbed cuffs, pearl buttons, fine I Tp
gauge, regular 25c poods, sale price, per garinent lib
Men's balbriggan and fine combed Egyptian cotton underwear,
shirts made with collar attached, pearl buttons, an. Q"7p
extra value at 50c, sale price, per garment.. ' 0 I U
Men's celluloid collars 5c
Men's celluloid cuffs 10c
Men's 4-ply linen collars 5c
White handkerchiefs 5c
Red and blue handkerch'fs. 4c
Men's half hose. ......... . . 5c
25c silk garters. ; : i ...... 18c
25c suspenders 15c
July Clearing-Silks.
Our entire line of fine quality corded wash silks in. dainty QEp
colorings, have sold all season at 50c, sale price, per yd 0 u u
Splendid quality all-silk foulards in bright colors on dark 0 C p
' - grounds, worth 50c, sale price, per yard Zuu
Superior quality foulard silks, in the season's choicest colorings,
worth 85c, on sale during the clearing at half- yiQ I Qp
price, or per yard rZ l"Zu
Cheney Bros', best quality printed foulard silks, in the season's
choicest and rarest designs, $1.25 values, sale PQ I Q
price, per yard U Z I Z u
An immense line of fancy taffetas, in stripes and checks, the
J colors and stripes are the latest, values up to $1.50, to close
"V "them out during the clearing sale we offer them, per JFjg
July Clearing
Linens, White Goods
Mill ends of white goods fancies, worth 15c and 25c, "7 I Q
during clearing sale, per yard I I "Zc
Turkey red table damask, worth 25c, sale price, per I I
yard I IC
Best damask turkey red, 60 inches wide, worth 50c and GOc, Q Q
they all go during this sale, per yard OuC
Bleached and half-bleached table damask, sale price, per Q)
; yard ZjC
The best table linen in the store, including our double satin
Scotch and Irish pure linen damasks, $2.50 and $2.75 goods,
one piece 2i yards wide the balance 72 inches wide,- Q K7
during the clearing sale they all go, per yard V 1 1 J I
Our $1.25 and $1.35 all-linen bleached table damask, 72 QQ
inches wide, during this sale, per yard UUC
72-inch all-linen damask, worth 853 and 95c, sale price, CQ
per yard OuC
Odd napkins, ranging in price from $1.25 to $2.00 per doz, Q7
in one lot for this sale (we don't cut these) per dozen . U I C
Pure linen crash, worth 10c and 12ic, during the clear- P I Ji
ing sale, per yard U I "tC
All linen towels, 18x36 inches, worth 15c, during this Q I Q
! sale, each u I "Zc
Children's fine imported black cotton hose, spliced heel
and toe, 35c goods, sale price, a pair
Children's fancy lisle hose, black, navy and tan, white
polka dots, 50c quality, sale price, a pair
Women's black cotton hose, seamless, double heel and toe,
sale price, a pair
Women's black and tan lace lisle hose, 50c grade, sale
c price, a pair " : .
Men's mixed cotton socks, double heel and toe, sale price,
a pair.. .. . . .. .. . , t .
Hose supporters and garters of all kinds. Special offerings.
Send for Special Price List giving the details it's free. We'll fill Mail Orders while stock lasts, but to insure our filling your
order it is necessary that it be sent in at once.
rm Hniwrilt.
i ide. and euch a
i e-ri problem, dlS?Tec to any race or nation
Lb . wo-xa .tL2 Terrapn, n mu.t be some place for t
hMl u U tirt I min He i rse on earth until their time
writer would be a
But as
such peo-
comes to
i who cannot among the representatives of
! all the cations inhabited by the Caucas
i ian race, find sufficiently agreeable and
xru,r T,.h. TUmt u iw ..ffieient domestics and other laborers. I
i ani not informed as to what race the
j w riter in the Boston Transcript belongs,
' ttl ri 14 f TrrAu ikM t V r vwrf K I j Via
A ritrr 1T2 th Intern TrowTj.themrt to be blacker than the ace of
ce a 4..s-x( -n w :i:u r.e ut-.ietes
woe id
mi v the
mz& am is la r lie mj i r,!
t . ' , . . . .. j . . . ' I .
?f, 'VTt tak. their place in the lower regions
the t-acd. ad c axy t th-:a would whre lh l am hearti!y in faTor
U ed to ,s?utK here at ; of tranporticg them to a country where
wx Ihe loaer c:. he ars. j thT can nnd lhe domestics to their lik
d tMA oi'.ect t. b. --".it. oUiRgatMaall wages, and I believe every
ce tte tn. ,t the u,er.. ld Pa uraian domestic or latorer in these
5d tA I fmty to e to j United Sutes will gladly subscribe to a
SLV1: lhZ "n ! fund to par their parage. It will be
tLae-..lurry acd h immensely ebearr than importing mil-
Udy. TLey are nf ul the C , UoES of AjtUtics to uke our places
o Piatii is ti-e uit. and. te- J k Newton
iatsff .lt&eririi u'j-t. yj.ild I icMjrt- I Fjter N'eb
e-J is ufS.'-iett tmsuiT f .jirkly coc j
lzx Iht Cattea-ias dfjCieti- that their i r p ,1 1 n
ccx;.Vxi vmila t p. it they ddn t rCTdZt, 2(1(1 HUSSQIlg
C4k ta tattTf areao.e ar.a
F'BASKLtjr. Neb.. June 23. 1900.
Editor Indenendeht:
VMlrr Icd-pec!.rt: T.e iU,re dip j The populist county convention of
pir. i fr'-'-a a rej ubl.' :. pa;-r .f Jute ! Franklin county today, among other
ft '.:rm stf .A tK ,a n us resoiuuons:
rern.b:: fe t-rii v. kp the of w. J. Bryan for president and Chas.
Pi j :r.e. I Late t:p to ti.i- tin.e Wn ; A. Tow r.e for vice-president at the Sioux
cr-MMed tok-r ir-r the iUr. i-. but tiixett Fall- convention. We are in favor of the
readicg the aJ e I Lae eher.ged my
cis4 acd think we ouht to keep at
least a j-trt ef th-tu, but & A f'.r the
Sie jarjio-e a the writer its th llolxn
Trtcrif.t would. lr if we ctcmecred
to icport SiiUo&of I pi to to replace
the CaaraiAa dvi-e!-ti' at na!l wage;,
re ccd isuport a few nr- niilions of
re nomination of Governor Poynter for
governor and C. J. Smyth for attorney
general, and in favor of the nomination
of Kd. M. Hustong of Franklin for the
office of state superintendent of public
Mlesolved, that as the political parties
com prising the fusion forces in this
county and state are contending against
a common xoe, we believe as a matter of
the rorer ela- at rr.ali wage to take j ?uitriu.sti ad gTd business Vci-
2iees should be apportioned among the
respective fusion forces as nearly as pos
iib.e in proportion to their relative
the jiJaee z4 all other auraiac! who
are not a agreab!e ar.d e'-iect aa our
ttatrr would hate u be. If the supply
td FiUJpiJW t-hort of the demand,
w hy, ?yr fiater would prolb;y attei
a jrt of tsa and then the Chine-e,
being Acoertran -ubect-, cculd be im
jortd is s25ciest c umber to convince
all Cauciy who were m ur.ftTtccate
an to be ecder the ceceity of laboring,
that their onrupatioo would le gone if
hf dd twt make tbemselve more
o4 ef-ckist. If ' the above
ugmXi& were carried into effect in re
p!et the Jaocaiao daetie there i
fKi te?.:i. where it woiiid tcp. therefore
1 mm m iiwcf keeping the Philippines
or at teat prt of theta. acd instead of
fs porting Filipino., transport all such
a th-e r.!r is the Ikwtoa Transcript,
The resolutions were enthusiastically
panned without a dis.ehting voice.
H. Whitmork. .
If you want all the news from the west
and from Lincoln. Mr. Bryan's home
city, the proper thing to do is to sub-
eribe for the Independent. Twenty
five cenU for the campaign.
Sharpies Cream
able dairying.
Separators Profit
Dr. Louts N. Went dentist, 137 South
11th street Brownell block.
Movement for it Organization Should be
Supported by farmers.
The Independent is in receipt of
the following communication to which
the writer forgot to attach his signature.
It is published because of the truth it
contains. Farmers do not realize the
necessity and advantages of organiza
tion. Every other trade and profession
have their organizations and adhere to
them even though they suffer temporary
inconveniences at times. The Farmers
Supply Asaociation that has recently
been organized at Lincoln is believed to
be upon a firm and solid foundation. It
will cover the entire state and thus be
able to avoid the local competition de
scribed in the following letter. It will
save the farmers large sums of money
not only on the goods handled by the as
sociation but by competition, compelling
manufacturers to sell goods at reason
ble figures. While at the present time
farm products bring a fair price, the !
price of manufactured articles has been
so advanced by manufacturers combin
ations and organizations that the farm
ers do not receive the benefit of the bet
ter prices. The reason is at present they
are unorganized: Will they organize?
Editor Independent In reply to your
article in the Independent in regard to
establishing a farmers' supply house in
Nebraska, will say I think, yes I know
it is just the thing the farmers of this
state need, and 1 think the plan you
suggested in your paper is a good and
practical one, provided the farmers of
this state had any sense. I am a farmer
and have always been ready to take
hold of anything that had for its object
the benefit of the farming class. But I
have found by experience it is a very
difficult business to try to get farmers to
work together for each others benefit,
might as well try to get grains of sand
to unite as a class, they are suspicious
of one another. Some ten or eleven
years ago when the Farmers Alliance
was running in full blast . in the state,
we organized a cooperative company to
buy and selj grain and bought a grain
elevator here at Hampton. I was chosen
president of the association. WTe had a
hard fight for recognition by the great
grain elevators of the east for awhile but
we succeeded at last. We bought grain
J on a one cent margin of profit nd were
thus paying about an average of two
cents per bushel more to our members
than the other elevators in town. Then
they began to buck us as they call it
and they would pay one-fourth of a cent
more than we could afford to pay. Now
while we were holding the market up
about two cents for all the farmers who
patronized this town, some of our own
fellows sneaked off and sold to the other
fellows who were bucking us for the sake
of the one-fourth cent. Then some of
the stockholders became suspicious of
the executive committee or board of
trustees, as though we were not honest
and were making a good thing out of
concern. Then the corn crop failure
came and by and by we sold out and
quit. In conclusion I will say that of
all classes of men the farmer has about
the least sense in regard to pulling to
gether for each others benefit. And at
the same time they are the only class
that can control all classes if they would
only stick together. All classes are de
pendent on them, they feed the world
and they are the foundation of the gov
ernment. v e have since learned that
the above was written by Wm. Steele,
Hampton, Nebr.
New York for Bryan
Alfred Henry Lewis has been inter
viewing hundreds of men in New York
concerning their action in the coming
campaign. He went into the Broker's
offices on Wall street, among the for
eign population and asked questions of
the Americans whose ancestry runs
back to the days of the revolution and
declares that Bryan will carry the state
by an overwhelming majority. He sums
up his conclusions as follows:
Of all issues, so called, however, it was
plain the subject of trusts excited widest
concern. This was peculiarly true of
young men of ambition and force.
"Why," as one man said to me, trusts
in their last legitimate expression shuts
the final door on anything like individ
ual success. The best that a man can
get out of it is to work all iiis life for
wages. It, the trust system, sentences
him to be a servant all his days. No
matter how good you may become at
whatever art or trade you follow,, rou
can never grow to be an employer never
be anything but one of the employed.
It is a killer to individual independence,
and puts shackles on one's spirit of en
terprise. It's the feudal system restor
ed, or the padrone peon system of Mex
ico. The worst feature of the trust sys
tem as I look at it isn't the elevation of
the prices of goods: the worst feature of j
trusts is uiat tney lower tee stanaara or
As this man talked so do nine out of
ten of the young men of New York, not
born to ease and riches, feel. They are
Against trusts, and they look on the re
publican party and McKinley as the pro
moters and champions of trusts. For
which reason, avoiding McKinley, they
will vote for Bryan.
My search for facts, confirmed in
twenty fashions, reveals that the democ
racy and Bryan are to carry- this state.
It is in the air, and will soon gain gen
eral advertisement by being in the gen
eral mouth. The state, taken as a whole,
is no longer afraid of silver nor any plat
form expression of it; the state is afraid
of trusts, militarism and imperialism.
Also, it is aroused over the frauds and
venal iniquities which have marched
through the present administration toe
or heel, one pressing on another in a very
lockstep of corruption.
I uffered the tortnree of tlie damned
with protruding piles broupht on by constipa
tion witb. which I was affiicted "for twenty
years. I ran across your CASCARETS in the
town of Newell. la. and never found anythtritr
to equal them. To-day I am entirely free from
piles and feel like a new man. "
C H. KKirz, 1411 Jones St., Sioux City, la
S rnaot mann ecatrrifrco gf
Pleatant. Palatable. Potent. Tste Good. 1
Good, Never Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe, 10c 3ie, &c.
BtariiBt 1Ub4t Crapu?, fklca, tr.!, Hw Tf. 31
hUl U'Ohl) gl.ts to Cl'K Tobacco Habit.
Woeinpener's Dm
A full line of Perfumes i
and Toilet Goods.' i -
139 South I Oth St., Between 0 & N
Lincoln, Neb.
. V.
The republicans of the United States, through their representatives in
national Convention, looking back upon an unsurpassed record of achieve
ment and looking forward into the great field of duty and opportunity
, and appealing to the judgment of their countrymen, make these declara
tions. ' v , : - .
It will be noticed that these declarations do not reaffirm the platform of 1896.
The partxby -its. legislation .has so . departed from the principles "upon which it
gained power that such a reaffirmation would be ridiculous. It . would: hardly do
say that we reaffirm pur declaration made four years ago and" pledge ourselves to
promote international bimetallism, or that our citizens inTurkey must be protected
at all hazards,when every one knows that for four years after the declaration was
made the administration did nothing" to protect them. Neither would it do to refer
to the promise made in the platform of d0 to create "a national board of arbitra
tion to settle and adjust the differences which may arise between. employers and
employed." These, and many other declarations, made in 06, it would not clo to
reaffirm just at the present time, so the platform starts off without an reference
to the principles of-the past. . :
The expectation in which the American people, turning from the demo-.".' ,
cratic party, entrusted power four years ago to a republican chief magis- ' ...
trate and a republican congress, has been met and .satisfied. When the '
people then assembled at the polls after four years of democratic legisla-'
tion and administration, business was dead, industry- paralyzed and the
national credit disastrously impaired.
- . The country's capital was hidden away and its labor distressed and un- ' .
employed. The democrats had no other plan with which to improve the
ruinous conditions which they themselves produced than to coin silver at
the ratio of 16 to 1 The republican party, denouncing this plan as
sure to produce conditions even worse than those from which relief
was sought, promised to restore prosperity by means of two legislative
measures a protective tariff and a law making gold the standard of value,
The people by great majorities issued to the republican party a commis
sion to enact these laws. This commission ha3 been executed and the t f
republican-promise redeemed.
The things denounced were as everybody knows, the well established and long
defended doctrines of the republican party. With the exception of the silver re.
publicans who have since left the party, the policies of Grover Cleveland had the
support ofvery republican and only of those democrats who assisted in the elec
tion of McKinley. Johp Sherman, Allison, Aldrich and every republican of
prominence in the United States senate defended the policies now denounced as
democratic, and they nevei could have been forced through congress except for
the aid and assistance of the republican leadership as it now exists. This denun
ciation then is a denunciation of their own acts, and if they really believed that
the policies of Grover Cleveland were wrong, destructive and against good public
policy and really desired a reversal of them, that convention would have nomi
nated William . Jennings Bryan instead of William McKinley. Bryan fought
Grover Cleveland and his policies with all his might, While .William McKinley,
whom they nominated, supported and defended the things that this convention
now denounces. If they believed those charges to be true, they would certainly
have given their endorsement to the man who opposed tham instead of the man ,
who defended and supported them. . . .
Prosperity more general and moro abundant than we have ever known
has followed these enactments. There are no longer controversy as to the ,
value of any government obligation. Every American dollar is a gold
dollar or its assured equivalent and American credit stands higher than
that of any nation. Capital is fully employed and everywhere labor is
profitably employed! ,
There never was any controversy about the value of any government obligation.
There never was a time since the days of the close of the war, or even during the
war, when a government obligation that did not have the exception clause in it
was not equivalent to gold and all the time these obligations have been at a slight
premium over gold in all the markets of Europe. There has never been a time
when American credit did not stand higher than that of any people of Europe, as
is proven by the fact that Europeans have come here and invested ther money to
the amount of 3,000,000,000 in preference to investing it in their own countries.
All sorts of American credits have been the best in the world, whether it was
bonds of the nation, states, counties, municipalities, or investments in industrial
pursuits. They are still so in all fields of investment in industrial pursuits,
except in the stock of trusts which have been fostered and , grown up under the
protection of the McKinley administration.
No single fact can more strikingly tell the story of what republican gov
ernment means to the country than this, that while during the whole pe
riod of 107 years from 1790 to 1S97 there was an excess of exports over
imports of only ?3S3,028,497, there has been in the short three years of the
present republican administration an excess of sports over imports In
the enormous sum of $1,433,728,094, and while the"1 American" people, sus
tained by this legislation, have been achieving thtseo splendid triumphs in
their busines and commerce they have conducte4iafii4ri?)iviPtory concluded
a war for liberty and human rights.
The first part of the above statement is a falsehood. It is the first time in the
history of party platforms in this country that a glaring, notorious and barefaced
lie was incorporated in the official statement of a national convention. It is a fact
known to all men who-have any knowledge of statistics that the exports of this ,
country have exceeded its imports by about 84,000,000,000. All the economists
are calling for an authoritative statement of what has become of this immense
sum of money. All statisticians agree that we have shipped ;out of this country
in the last thirty years many billions more of wealth than has been returned, and,
according to the latter part of the statement, the impoyishment of the country
under the McKinley adninistration has been greater than was ever before known.
They say that in the last three years we have shipped out of this country $1,483.
728,094 more of wealth than we have received in return and call that the crowning
glory of the McKinley administration. If that process is kept up, it will only be
a question of time until the whole wealth of the country will be transferred to
other nations. This process has been going on ever since the present financial sys
tem was adopted and will continue until it is wverthrown. The impoviershmentof
the country is a strange thing to exult over and a-k the American people to con
tinue, but that is what this Philadelphia aggregation of millionaires and , trust
magnates put out as their platform. "
No thought of national aggrandizement tarnished the high purpose with
which American standards were unfurled. It was a war unsought and pa
tiently resisted, but when it came the American government was ready.
Its fleets were cleared for action. Its armies were in the field, and the
quick and signal triumph of its forces on land and sea bore equal tribute to
the courage of American soldiers and sailors and the skill and foresight
of Republican statesmanship. To 10,000,000 of the human race there was
given "a new birth of freedom," and tok the American people a new and
noble responsibility. t ,
To be deprived of self government is indeed "a new birth of freedom" a birth
that freedom never knew before. Burke Cockran one declared in congress that,
"taxes were badges of liberty." The republican platform makers have advanced a
step further and have dicovered that when a people have become a subject nation
they have experienced "a new birth of liberty." To a thinking man this is only i
ridiculously thrasonical, and he will musingly wonder what these "new and noble ;
responsibilities" can possibly be.
We endorse the administration of William McKinley. Its acts have
been established in wisdom and patriotism, and at home and abroad it
has distinctly elevated and extended the influence of the American nation,
Walking untried paths and facing unforeseen difficulties, President Me- -Kinley
has been in every situation the true American patriot and the up
right statesman, clear in vision, strong in judgment, firm in action, always
inspiring and deserving the confidence of his countrymen.
It was announced in all the newspapers that this platform was the result of the
collaberation of postmaster general Smith and the president. It must have been
Mr. McKinley himself who wrote that paragraph, for after the recent history con
nected with'the message concerning our "plain duty" toward Porto Rico, to de
clare that McKinley was "firm in action," would require more assurance than the
average republican has.
In asking the American people to endorse this republican record and to
renew their commission to the republican party we remind them of the
fact that the menace to our prosperity has always resided in democratic
principles and no less" in the incapacity of the democratic party to conduct
public affairs. The prime essential of business prosperity is pub
lic confidence in the good sense of the government and in its ability to ;
deal intelligently with each new problem of administration and legislation.
That confidence the democratic party has never earned. It. is hopelessly
inadequate, and the country's prosperity, when democratic success at the
polls is announced, halts and ceases in mere anticipation of democratic
blunders and failures. . ,
The menace to industry has not been in .'democratic principles, if by that we
mean the principles first enunciated by Jefferson and which were applied by Lin
coln, but in the repudiation of those principles. That they were repudiated under
a democratic president and that repudiation was sanctioned and upheld by the
republican party is a matter of history. The menace to industry a menace that
was effectual in almost stopping wealth came from Wall street, backed up by the
great bankers who control the republican party, when they sent out their circular ,
to the little bankers to stop all credits in 1893. There is where the effectual men- '
ace to industry lies today and the power that sustains the republican party.. . .
We renew our alleeriance to the principles of the crold standard and d. -
clare our confidence in the wisdom of the legislation of the LVIth con-, . -. V. f
gress, by which the parity of all our money and the stability of our cur- . ;
rency on a gold basis have been secured.
We recognize that interest rates are a potent factor in production and
business activity, and for the purpose of further equalizing and of further