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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT
THE BEPUBLIOAN PABTI AS SEEN
THROUGH REPUBLICAN EYES.
When tho republicans of Nebraska,
the "old-tlmo machine men,"undertake
to tell tho truth about cno another,
everything tho independents have ever
said about them becomes tamo In com
parison to their 6tartlinff disclosures.
This has been illustrated several times
but never more forcibly than in tho
present war between tho friend i of
Crounso headed by Itosewater, and tho
f riends of Majors.
"Scandalous incidents," "ono of tho
greatest crimes that has ever been
. perpetrated against tho people of this
state," "rufllanly crowd," "a high
handed conspiracy," "their infamous
plan," "infamous under-handed criminal
business," aro very strong expressions.
But they aro used by tho leading re
publican editor of tho west, tho na
tional committeeman for Nebraska.
Harrison's right hani man, to describo
the luadlng managers of the party, and
their acts. They como from a man
who is thoroughly familiar with tho
insido as well as tho outsido history of
Nebraska politics. Such language
coming from such a man carrios great
weight. Pooplo may not love E. Roso
water, they may say and believe that
ho a.id his methods aro as bad as tho
men and tho mothod he denounces;
but this does not disprovo his charges.
Tho fact is that tho republican party
of this stato is a mass of
organized iniquity. Tho managers of
tho party keep tho corruption under
cover as much as they can, but occas
ionally si mo reckless, solfish egotist,
like Kosowatcr, in a fit of passion, bo
c;iuso he can't have his own way, lifts
the veil, and gives tho peoplo of the
stato a jjlimpso of tho festering corrup
tion that lies within.
It matters little whether it was Rose-
water or Majors or somebody else that
abducted Taylor, the peoplo of Nebras
ka will endorse tho statement that it
tho uso talking about trying to be
decent and honorable? Our party is
rotten to iho cjre. This is only one of
our infamous crimes, and it isn't nearly
as bad as others that arc being perpe
trated all tbo time. What's tho differ
ence? Tho people like us b3ttcr with
all our treachery and infamy than they
do our common enemy. In fact tho
peoplo will bo more likely to vote for
candidates with rotten records than for
clean, pure, honest men!" Isn't that a
fair interpretation of what Mr, Bush
Decent pooplo will bo glad to know
the estimation in which they aro held
by tho republic in politicians.
If republican leaders thus advertise
tho corruption of their party, what
must bo said of tho people if they con
tinue to support that pa-ty and its
candidates for office? They will not do
it. Asi.'o from tho seventy thousand
voters who have openly declared their
po'itical indepcndcn:o and arraved
hcmsclvcs in tho ranks of tho people's
party, thero other thousands, and many
of them, who have quietly determined
redeem this stato from political
disgrace, and free our politics from
corruption and railro?,d rule at tho
coming election. And thev will do it.
was a "high-handed conspiracy," and
"ono of tho greatest crimos that has
evor boon porpetrated against tho
peoplo of this state."
The people are also well convinced
that this infamous crimo was committ
ed by the loading machine men of tho
republican party. And the people who
read know that this is tho finst time
tho act has ever been denounced by any
prominent republican in -the state.
Whatever may bo said of Rosewa-
ter's methods, ho has at least given
a bold and emphatic expression
of the general opinion of
Nebraska's leading citizens, regard
less of politics, concerning the abduc
tion of Taylor. But what must bo
thought of Bushnell, editor of tho Call,
who in reply to Rosewater's charge
6aid according to tho Evening News:
"As for the Taylor matter I don't be
Here that there is anything in it. But
suppose Mr. Majors did connive at the
disappearance or abduction of Senator
Taylor? What of that? Worse things
than that aro bfing done all the time.
and if Mr. Majors had himself abducted
Taylor it would not mako any differ
once with mo. These charges don't
amount to anything. Why gentlemen,
look at tho horrible charges that were
made against J udgo Post ono year ago
They didn't hurt him any. Tnoy mado
him .votes and they'll do it in tho case
of Mr. Majors."
Certainly tho republican party has
reached tho lowest ebb of political
debauchery if it can endorse such a
shameless utterance as the above. Ye
has not tho party by its silence endors
1 T" 1H. i m
cu uusnneu s position lor more than a
year since the occurrence? "What o;
1 that? Worso things aro being done al
the time." In other words; "What's
ROASTING A. W. HELD.
Not a republican paper in the dis-
rict has had the hardihood to defend
t'dgo Fiold's "defense," mado at Elm-
wood, of his decision in the B. & M.
bridge tax case. Tho republican pr-;ss
is entitled to credit for i s good sense.
Tho newspaper fellows seem to realize
tho fact that their candidate "put his
ooi in it" Daaij, ana they don't pro
pose to bo caught in the same trap.
xae iuea xnat ajuugo wno is still on
tho bench, should have tho brazen ef-
rontery and hardihood to claim thai if
hi3 decision had been endorsed b y the
supreme court it would have given the
stato of Nebraska control of the rates
of freight on the bridge over the Mis-
sousi river, is too foolish to bo enter
t?.mcu by sensible mon for a moment.
His effort to deceive tho farmers who
listened to him was inexcusable. Ho
attempted to perpetrate a fraud on
thorn and his party ought to compel
him to withdraw from his race for
congress. Plat tsmouth Journal.
One of the calamity howls put up by
the gold standard men is that free
coinage of silver would drive gold out
of circulation. Wo do not believe this
is true, but if it were, certainly there is
nothing in that to frighten the people.
How much gold is in circulation among
the common peop'e any way? Many
persons do not see a gold coin once a
year. Most grown people can remem
ber well tho time when thero was
neither gold nor silver in circulation
Yet times were good, activity in every
branch of industry, there was pTenty ef
money in circulation and tho people
were contented and happy. Since 1879
gold has circulated to a limited extent
among tho people. Have limes been
good? Havo industries flourished?
Has thero been plenty cf money? Have
tho people boon contented and happy?
If tho gold-bugs want to withdraw
their yellow metal from circulation, le
them do it. Tho people trot alonp- verv
well without it onco and they can do it
Tnp democrats in the stato of Wash
ington have emulated the example of
their Texas brethren and havo had a
big cpli t in state convention. Every
thing is coming our way.
THE REPUBLICANS AND SILVER-
It is di'gusting to intelligent fair-
minded men to hear republicans tell
about tho friendship of their party for
silver. Even Harrison, oie of the
most inveterate enemies of silver, is
held up as a jzreat friend of the white
metal. But if the gall republicans dis
play on thii print U disgusting, tho
blunders they mako when they under
take to discuss tho subject are certainly
Mr. A. E. Cady, chairman of tho
republican stato central committee,
mado a speech in Lincoln a few eve
nings since in which he tried to boom
tho record of his party on silver.. He
only succeeded in making some large
sized and ridiculous blunders. He told
about how under republican laws a
great deal of money was mado by the
government in tho way of seigniorage.
Tho secretary of tho treasury was re
quired to purchase two million dollars
worth of silver per mouth. As a dollar
would buy moro than enough silver to
make a dollar, there was a gain on all
purchases. Ho said under that law
moro than seventy-fivo million
jnioragc had been turned nto tho
national treasurv. Ho went on to say
that under the Sherman law tho secre
tary was required to parchase four and
half million ounces of silver per
month, and thu3 a much larger
seigniorage was secured.
Now, let us see what the facts are:
The eld Bland law, requiting the pur
chase of two million dollars' worth of
silver per month, was not a republican
law. It was originated by a democrat
in a democratic ohouse acd becimo a
law only by parsing over the veto of
President Hayes. It was always op
posed by the republicans, and every
republican president since ttat time
has tried to secure its repeal.
Isn't it ra'her absurd for a mac of
Mr. Cady's standing to bo claiming
credit for his party from the results of
such a law.
Z But this is not the worst of it. It is
perfectly true that the government
was the gainer of many mil 'ions in the
way of seigmorage under the old Bland
law. That law required the silver bul
lion purchased to be coined. But in
1890 the republican congress repealed
that law and enacted the Sherman law
in its stead. The Sherman law pro
vided that the secretary of the treasu
ry might, if ho saw fit, cease the
coining of the bullion purchased into
dollars after July 1, 1891. Our Wall
street secretary of course saw fit to
stop coining the silver dollars as scon
as he could. So for more than a year
past no dollars have baen coined, and
therefore no seigniorage has been real
ized by tho goverment.
And what is worse s ill the silver lies
there in the treasury, depreciating in
value from day to day. And the re
publican party is doing everything in
its power to produce this result. If
this s'lver bullion were sold today, it
would not bring nearly i as much as it
cost tfie government.
Th3 republican party has for twenty
years been the most bitter and relent
less enemy of silver. It has sought at
all times to depreciate and degrade
silver, and to set up a single gold
standard. And it is now seekiDg
through President Harrison to have a
new ratio adopted by which the silver
dollar will be made about one-fourth
larger. If this is accomplished, tho
next step will b8 for the government to
redeem all the silver dollars out-standing,
melt and recoin them at a loss to
tho government of more than a hun
dred million dollars.
We invito tho attention of Mr. Cady
to theso facts. Perhap3 some day he
can sparo time enough from the
arduous task of "making medicine" to
look more closely into the record of his
party on silver.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disease
Are very common in this climate. The
general all around doctor, is not pre
pared to treat these cases. If he is in
terested in his patients, as he should be,
he would advise them to consult a
specialist in this line of work. Among
thoso who treat all forms of catarrhal
diseases of the eyes, cars, nose and
throat, none are more successful than
Drs. Moore and Dennis, Catarrh Spe
cialists of Lincoln Neb. Graduates of
the best medical colleges in America
they are tharoughly prepared to treat all
cases of polypus of the nose, obstructed
breathing, deafness, sore eyes, chronic
cold of the head, hay 0'cr asthma and
bronchial and lung troubles, all results
of nasal catarrh. Como and see us. A
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Several hundred people have been suc
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