Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 21, 1896)
THE VOICE OF LABOE.
'NO CROWN OF THORNS, NO
CROSS OF GOLD."
The Rinplre State of New York Stnm
pedlnc to the CttiRo of Humanity
Letters to tlio New York 'World from
Tho New York World, which has
seen lit to holt the Democratic ticket
and platform, has opened Ha columns
to the discussion of the stiver question
from the standpoint of tho wago-carn-ers
of that state. The letters now being
printed on Its editorial pago must
provo poor consolation to tho editor.
Here are a few of them:
Wauti More of u (ioocl Thine
To tho Editor of the World: I have
been a subscriber to your fearless Jour
nal since its birth under its present
management (1883), both dally, evening
and Sunday, and have tried (successful
ly) to shape my moral, social and po
litical standing by its teachings. There
Is no such coin as a 50-ccnt dollar in
this country, nor is there any Intention
of circulating such by the free-silver
advocates. It is beyond question thrt
the present administration believes Ir.
gold standard, yet it authorizes the
minting of 371 gralna of Bilver in a
standard dollar and calls It a legal ten
der. If It Is legal to-day (which it Is)
the Chicago platform only asks for
more of this good thing. What a ter
rible howl those trust magnates and
Sold manipulators set up, always about
election time, for the beneilt of tho
workingman, and after election, what
ever is tho outcome, cut his wages
down 15 to 25 per cent under tho plea
jf retrenchment or over-production.
The gold standard men have had full
swing for many years. What have they
done for the workers and consumers?
On the files of the World can bo found
many object lessons, which, unfortu
nately, the laborer neglects to husband
up, of manufacturing companies send
ing their products to Europe and sell
ing them cheaper than the home con
sumer could buy them.
Iu conclusion, allow me to call tho at
tention of your workingmen leaders to
an article in this day's World (July 17),
entitled "The Causes of Discontent,"
and for every honest reader of that ar
ticle I will guaranteo a silver voter.
JAMES J. MEADE.
Free Coinage Would Help.
To the Editor of the World: In grant
ing that tho free coinage of silver
would help the farmer by raising the
prico of his wheat, corn, cotton, hay,
pork, beef, chickens, eggs, butter, po
tatoes, etc., you have in fact pointed
out tho red string which leads to the
solution of the whole question.
The farmers and agricultural work
ers are tho backbone of the country,
being In vast majority of all the other
producers of wealth.
By raising tho prices of farm prod
ucts the farmers would be benefited di
rectly, thereby enabling them to pay
hlsher wages to their help.
This would again have a tendency
to Increase the wages of "laborers, me
chanics and artisans" in two ways:
1. Being more money in agricultural
work, a great part of tho oversupply of
"laborers, mechanics and artisans" that
depend solely upon the wages they
cannot get a chance to earn In tho clt
fes will turn to agricultural pursuits.
2. The laborers, mechanics and arti
sans left In tho cities will get higher
wages by an increased demand for their
products from their fellow-workers on
the farms, and also by having steady
work bo more able to meet their gro
wers' and butchers' bills than they are
now with farm products cheap, but
work only for half the time.
To the Editor of the World: The
ralue of silver and gold as mediums of
exchange Is dependent upon the fiat of
the people, nnd while It does not follow
that wealth is thereby created, yet It Is
a fact that Increase In tho volume of ex
changeable money has a reviving ef
fect upon business.
Immediately after the government es
tablishes free coinage at 10 to 1 the
price of silver would at once jump to
that figure, nnd If, as we are told, sil
ver would pour In upon us from all
parts of the world for colnago at our
mints, why let It come on, for tho re
sult would be that as they could not ex
change It for gold they would have to
pay It out for our commodities or use
It for other purposes in this country,
which would bo beneficial to us. There
would be no such thing as n 50-cent
dollar unless we yield to foreign dic
tation, which is un-American and trea
sonable. RUNNIE REIGH.
Illchrr rrlrea, Higher Vt'nei.
To the Editor of the World: Higher
prices for tho farmer means an In
creased capacity to purchaso for him
self and family tho articles which we
workingmen are engaged in producing.
A greater demand for oui products
means a greater demand for labor,
which results In either the employ
ment of more hands or higher wages
eventually both. I shall vote for the
Democratic nominees because the nom
ination of candidates and adoption of
platform wero done fairly and squarely
hy two-thirds of my party. This to mo
is law, and Inaamuch as I should obey
any legislative enactment, even though
I did not personally approve of It, so
do I fM, though I was not In sympathy
with party's action, I should bow to
its (kv..te, work for its suoeess and
then try legitimately to reason iy
Ua$mffiSmk&WP T-W&fO Wi
IWwkwi7t NriWfVTSr- jttsvw' yt-
v!i',uJ'tv'iL'n -" -srv. . .v
Rfc J mm
rTV W "Mdh WW2&fflm w . , ri . . cj
p J i J f Iwnwrf if ft RraMl i l&r r4
"" "I iKJii eL GZjt2s - - " yi .
"I say, Jim, what does 10 to 1 mean?" "I guess you're right, Jim; thero wero "That thcro will bo sixteen Jobs to
"It means that thero are now 1G men Just sixteen men in lino looking for ono man from Maine to California."
to every Job that tho company has to that Job yesterday. But If Bryan is (With apologies to Chicago Times
give out." elected, what will 10 to 1 mcun?" Herald.)
brothers to my Idea of right. But bolt
never! "God hates a quitter."
For Ilryan and Sounil Money Home
To the Editor of the World: Every
Democratic newspaper beforo tho Chi
cago Convention denounced McKinley.
Did ho chango since? Do you not think
that a man like Bryan Is more for the
plain people of the country than Mc
Kinley? Don't you think that If a free
silver hill would pass Congress that
McKinley would sign it?
Let every Democrat vote for sound
money Congressmen and the silver
ghoat would never be heard of. And
then with a man like Bryan In the
White House trusts and monopolies
would not dare to ask favors, nor would
the country have to fear any high pro
tection bill. M. LANG.
Silver Menu rroperlty.
To tho Editor of the World: From
the minute the farmer becomes prosper
ous by an increased income for his
labor his purchasing ability of Indus
trial products will Increase and the
workingman and artisan will have more
work. If there Is a sudden Increase in
the demands for Industrial product,
labor will be plentiful and the number
of unemployed will correspondingly di
minish; hence an increase in wages.
We have in this country about ono me
chanic or industrial laborer or artisan
to every four engaged in agricultural
pursuits; hence four in prosperity can
and will easily elevate the one les3
prosperous. Ergo, wo should all vote
for Bryan and silver!
I'arniloxlcal but Common.
To the Editor of the World: Tho
free coinage of silver and gold Is in tho
interests of labor because the gold sup
ply of the world is cornered and con
trolled by n few hundred men who havo
forced Its price far above the normal.
In labor and In all commodities repre
senting real value gold Is now at an
actual premium of not less than 30 per
cent., and It has been forced up not less
than 20 per cent, during the Cleveland
To Smiuli the Trmtn.
To the Editor of the World: We seo
in this silver a something to smash
iron and other trusts. Men who haYO
formed coal, Iron, oil, sugar and other
trusts have had their fling with every
administration too long. The evils of
freo coinage aro problematical, but Uio
evils wo have been suffering are real,
undeniable. If by adopting freo sliver
we can rid ourselves of the leaders who
havo so betrayed us well. They say
It is dishonesty! The sudden saints!
THOMAS II. POTTER.
ffernmrnt Vi(. Corporation.
To the Editor of tho World: Every
man who knows anything at all about
the currency knows that there is not
gold enough In the world to do 10 prr
cent of the world's business. The Isstio
is not between gold nnd silver, but
whether wo shall have a Government
currency of the precious metals con
trolled by the people or n currency 00
per cent, corporation notes and 10 per
cent, precious metal. If wo are to havo
a paper-note currency Issued by private
corporations it will bo controlled In
Europo, and Europe will control our
trade and labor. As an American I am
In favor of home rule for American
labor, and thereforo I favor money of
tho mints, a currency of tho precious
metals freely coined. There Is no other
honest money. B.
I't.rnieri Will Get Double 1'rlce.
To the Editor of tho World: I doubt
if you will print this against your opin
ion and interest. Shouting for your 50
cent dollar has no backing. It is sim
ply throwing sand in the people's eyes.'
It is misleading. Gold would not have
Its present value if it was not used by
nations as money, and the same Is tho
case with silver. As soon as silver is
re-established by this nation It will at
once Jump up In value. As soon as the
farmers, who constitute the large mass
of our Inhabitants, receive doublo .he
prico for their products will it not on
ablo them to buy twice as much mer
chandise as they can do now, because
there Is little or nothing loft them after
paying Interest, taxos and goneral ex
penses? Would not business spring
up all over tho land? Tho greater de
mand for labor would holp the work
ingmon to regulate wagos,
ACTUAL CONVERSATION IN A RAILROAD FRE1QHT HOUSE.
HE SILVER BRIOADE.
Tho Capture of New York State Is Al
Among tho features of tho campaign,
ns outlined by Chairman Jones, will be
tho sending of a Sliver Brigade into
New York city and state. This brigade
will consist of three hundred picked
orators from the west and south. Tho
result of their work is already fore
ordained by the following poem, after
Tennyson's famous "Charge of the
On to the fight, on to tho fight,
Brothers, march onward;
Against the Wall street horde,
Charged the three hundred.
Forward, the Sliver Brigade,
Threo hundred men arrayed;
Into the enemy's lair
Charged tho three hundred.
Forward, tho Sliver Brigade!
Not a single man dismayed;
For well they all know
That Jones had not blundered.
'Twas theirs to reason why,
'Twas theirs to make reply,
'Twas theirs to do or dlo;
Into tho enemy's lair
Charged tho three hundred.
Curses to the right of them,
Curses to the loft of them,
Curses in front of thom
Volleyed nnd thundered;
Stormed at with rebel yell,
Boldly they fought, and well;
Into the Wall street hordes,
Into the lairs of hell
Charged tho three hundred.
All Wall street schemes laid bare;
Freo silver rent tho air,
Bryan and Sewall there,
Charging the Wall street hordes,
All tho world wondered.
Into tho battle's smoke
Through party, lines they broko,
Democrat and Populist,
Until reeling from truth's stroke,
Shattered and sundered,
Wall street's lines wero broke,
But not tho threo hundred's.
Glory to the right of them,
Glory to tho left of them,
Glory all around them
Volleyed nnd thundered.
They had stormed the walls of hell,
While not a hero fell
Of them that had done so well.
Back from Wall street's lair,
Back from tho walls of hell,
Came every one of them
All the three hundred.
When can their glory fado?
Oh, that grand fight they made!
All tho world wondered.
Honor the fight they made,
Honor tho Silver Brigade
Victorious three hundred!
P. J. D.
Ilryan on Former l'reildenti and the
Now that Mr. Bryan expects to live
in the White IIouso himself It is inter
esting to recall what he wrote on March
31, less than four months ago, on tho
subject of former Presidents nnd a
proposition to pension them. Theso are
his words from the editorial pago of
Ex-Presidonts ought to take care of
themselves as ordinary citizens do. If
It should ever happen that ono of our
cx-Presldents should be In need of pub
lic or private aid, said aid would bo
forthcoming. In recent years our Presi
dents havo retired In comfortable cir
cumstances. Gen. Harrison la earning
fat fees at tho bar, and his dignity doo3
not suffer one bit because ho is eating
his bread in the perspiration of his
gray matter. When Mr. Cleveland re
tires he will not bo in Immediate want.
Tho sevoral millions which ho is cred
ited with accumulating will help to
keep the wolf from the door for a while
and whenever his reserve fund gets be
low one or two millions the people will
help him out cheerfully. This govern
ment will attain more to tho purpose
of its founders when tho notion that
tho people owe their officials anything
is entirely eradicated. To be sure, wo
owe tho faithful official our apprecia
tion and respect. Wo havo paid hlra
for his time, and ho loses nothing in
dignity If ho steps from official place
to tho ranks of tho laborers. If ho is
brokon down in health or should ho
othorwiso unfortunate, the American
people would not permit an cx-Prel-dont
IT 15 NOW
nSS ri fat
t if lr
I III A.I
liV t Vr
1 n T V i
r- -I . I tf ' "
I MN MUX M I fc,N
FROM THE OPPOSITION.
WALL STREET'S DESIGN.
New York Times: Wo will glvo our
hearty support to tho republican party.
The democratic party Is no longer tho
party of Cleveland.
I.Uten to Thin.
New York Sun. Wo cannot support
the democratic nominees.
Volro From I'liglnncl.
London Times: The democratic party
has created a gravo error by adopting
freo sliver instead of freo trado. Wo
hope McKinley will ho elected.
London Standard: Tho position of
tho democratic party on tho flnanco
question will lose to it tho sympathy
of Its friends on this sldo of tho water.
St. Jnmes Gazette: Should tho United
States adopt freo colnago of silver,
England would bo forced to adopt a
plan of retaliation that might startle
the world. As wo have, timo and again
said: "Anglo-Saxon union, with the
United States Iu consideration, is an
llerr Mott Aculmt It.
The arch-anarchist says: I cannot
support the democratic party on the
From n I'ro-llrltUh Sheet.
Now York Post: Between protection
and free silver wo unhesitatingly tako
the former. "Sound-money" democrats
should vote for McKinley.
From Another I.cmllnjj Annrehlnt,
Henry Clews: If ignorant suffrage
makes tho silver cause successful at
tho polls tho east (Wall street) has
another card to play (secession).
Chlc.ico Tribune: (Owned In England. (
"This is not tho democratic party
at nil. Call it tho popocratlc party.
That's a better name for it. But
whatever namo It goes by It shall
not fasten its (American) financial sys
tem on this country."
There aro thousands of opposition
thrusts like the above that will mnko
good campaign material for the demo
cratic party. Editors should mako
u&o of them and show that thero is n
gigantic conspiracy being hatched to
fasten tho British gold standard on
this country forever. As soon as tho
patriotic people of this country under
stand tho situation properly they will
get under the American banner re
gardless of former party ties.
Government Iteculxtlon of Wealth.
On Jan. 14, 1S95, tho World-Herald
contained an editorial from Mr. Bry
an's pen on the subject of "vast
wealth." He said:
"It is posslblo for one citizen to in
jure another with a club or with n wea
pon, but that Is not the only way. Tho
gamblers on tho Board of Trado may
Injure the farmer by decreasing the
price of his grain, or they mny lnjuro
the porson who buys farm products by
increasing the price. Whether their
manipulations of the markets hurt tho
ono class or tho other, they do an in
Jury. Trusts crush out small competit
ors, and, then having a monopoly, ex
tort higher prices from purchasers.
There aro many indirect methods by
which one person can lnjuro anothor,
methods by which ono person virtually
takes the property of anothor porson
without his consent. If the government
properly restrains each citizen lntont
on wrongdoing nnd fully protects every
cltlzon In the 'enjoyment of life, liberty
and tho pursuit of happiness,' many
groat fortunes will bo prevented."
In the public schools of Germany the
bright pupils aro soparatod from tho
stupid onos. Modleal men do the
1 sorting. "
THE LATE E. H. RUHD.
CAREER OF ILLUSTRIOUS EX
CONQRESSMAN OF OHIO.
Ipnptexy li the Cnnte of IIU Dentil
HI Many Cnntetti for tho National
I.ecltlntiire Aspiration for OHIoe IU
cantly tnhl Atldo.
RANK II. Hunl,
tho eminent states
man nnd lawyer,
died in his apart
ments In tho Boody
Ohio, rccontly nt
tcr a fow days' Ill
ness. Ho was able
to walk about his
room until tho pre
vious day. when
ho waB stricken with apoplexy. Tho
recurring nttnckB rondcred him uncon
scIoub, In which condition ho lay until
Frank Hurd was born at Mount
Vernon, Knox county, Ohio, Dec. 25,
1841. Hla father, Jmlgo Hurd, took
great pains with his education, and
at an earlier ago than 1b usual ho
was sent to Konyon collcgo, at Gam
bler, whore ho graduntcd when but 17
years of ago, taking tho highest honors
of his class. Tho next four yenrs wero
spent in his father's office, in tho study
of tho law. At tho ago of 21 Mr. Hurd
wbb admitted to prnctlco, and from tho
beginning took a high rank in his pro
fession. In 18C3 ho was elected proso
cuting attorney for Knox county, and
In 18CG was sent to tho state scnato,
whero ho served ono term with distinc
tion. In 18G8 Mr. Hurd wni appointed to
codify tho criminal laws of Ohio, which
commission was ably executed. In
18G9 ho camo to Toledo and formed a
partnership with Judge Chnrles H.
Scrlbner. During thoir partnership
Hnrvoy Scrlbner wna admitted to tho
firm, and when Judge Scrlbner retired
to go upon tho bench, Mr. Hurd re
tained his connection with Harvoy
Scrlbner until Jnn. 1, 1891.
In 1872 Mr. Hurd was first nominated
for congress, and his curcer as a na
tional character began from that tlmo.
Ho was defeated in that canvass by I.
R. Sherwood. In 1874 ho again ran
for congress, nnd this timo was success
ful. Ho was re-elected In 187G, but
was unseated by J. D. Cox. In 1878 ho
was again elected, defeating J. B.
Luckey in a close contest. In 1880 he
was again defeated, Judgo J. M. Ritchie
being elected. In 1882 he was again
elected, but in tho campaign of 1883
ho was defeated by Jacob Romcls,
FRANK H. HURD.
Since 1884 Mr. Hurd has been out of
politics In tho sense of being an as
pirant for any public ofllco, but his in
fluence has been felt In his party at all
times and on many occasions his voice
has been the strongest in shnplng its
policy in Ohio. Jan. 1, 1894, ho formed
a law partnership with O. S. Brumback
and C. A. Thatcher, which continued to
HE WAS A YANK.
tVhy the Southern Army Decided to
Governor Matthews is telling a good
story ho heard In tho South recontly,
says the Indianapolis Sentinel. In a
valley In the northern part of Goorgla,
between two mountains which shut out
all communication with tho outside
world, there lived an old planter, who,
while an ardent adherent of tho south
ern cause, was too badly crippled by
infirmities to shoulder a musket and
march barefooted. But ho had a son
whom ho sent, and after tho boy had
disappeared down tho road the old mnn
waited for tho news of tho Btrife. Oc
casionally rumors of southern victories
would float ovor the mountains and the
old man Uncle S he was called
would eejolce and tako an unusually
largo doso of mint Julep. At other
times, when reverse news camo and it
was roported that tho gray had been
turned back, tho old man would bitter
ly lament and uso the same remedy for
grief and sorrow that ho used to quiet
his Joy, Through it all he had abund
ant faith In the ultimate victory of tho
Confederate army and any doubt ex
pressed would meet with a stern re
buke. Tho years wore on and news failed to
arrive. Tho valley was deserted and
thoro was no ono to learn the course
of ovents. Tho old man smoked hlB
pipe and waited Impatiently for news.
One morning as ho sat on his front
porch with hl3 pipe, far down the dusty
road appeared the form of a solitary
pedestrian. Gradually he approached
and tho feeblo vision of the old planter
recognized his long absent son. The
puffB from his pipe came thick and
fast, but this wns tho only sign of
eagerness or nervousness displayed.
The gate swung open and tho soldier
walked up and sat down on tho stops.
"Mornln', Jim," said tho old man.
"MornlD, pap," was tho quiet re
Tho old man reached behind him for
n stout club which ho used aa a cane.
"Jim," ho naltl, nervously, "Jim, yo
"No, wo'ro whuppod."
"Yes, wo'ro whupped. Leo haB sur
rendered with his army nnd wo laid
down our guns."
"Jim, how did it hnppon7"
"Well, pap, wo all fought our best an
long as It was an ovon shako; but wo
un8 nil found out 'at tho Lord wnB a
Yank an' it wnB no uso. Wo tins laid
down our guna an' cum homo."
A Famnn KnglUhmnn.
Georgo Tlnworth, whoso rnarvoloua
pnuols representing sacred subjects
havo made him tho most famous artist
in terra cottn of his gcnorntlon, was
born In London, Nov, 5, 1813. Tho
bou of n poor wheelwright, bo culti
vated wood carving In early life, first
nB n diversion nnd afterward, having
taken lessons of Lnmbem, pursued tho
art us an nvocatlou. In 18G4 ho en
tered tho academy schools, soon do-
velopcd a high order of talent, and hla
exhibits of figures, solitary nnd in
groups, challenged such marked atten
tion that ho obtained a pormancnt ap
pointment in tho great Doulton art
pottery In 18G7. Tho grnco and dig
nity of his compositions havo been pro
nounced by competent critics as beyond
praise. An important examplo of hla
work 1b tho reredoB in York Minster.
At a recent congress of Journalists
held at Heidelberg, fac similes of tho
first newspaper over printed wero dis
tributed to tho members. It Is a sheet
published at Strasburg In 1609 by Jo
hann Carolus. In a letter from Ven
lco, dated Sept. 4, in the first number,
Galileo's discovery of tho tolcscopo la
announced. "Tho government haa add
ed ono hundred crowns to tho ppn
slon of Master Galileo Galilei, of Flor
ence, professor at Padua, because ho
has Invented an .Instrument which en
ables ono to seo distant places as If thoy
wero quite near."
A. Deadly Itlile.
Italy has a new magazine rifle, which
holds only six cartridges, but can bo
filled and discharged in fifteen seconds.
Tho bullet has an outside covering of
German Bilver with a caso of lead,
hardened by antimony, and will go
through a brick wall three feet thick nt
a range of a quarter of a mile. Tho bore
range of a quarter of a mllo. Tho boro
Is 0.25G Inches nnd tho trajectory is so
flat that tho rifle can bo fired up to a
range of G50 yards without using tho
folding sight, which is set for a3 long a
range aa 2,200 yards.
Japan' New MlnUter.
M. Hoshl, Japan's new minister to
this country, is a statesman nnd scholar
of prominence, Mr. Hoshl tho namo
means "star" has long been a promi
nent figure in tho political arena of
Japan. Ho studied law in England,
nnd was one of the first Japanese to
become a barrister at tho Middle Tern
M. HOSHI TORRI.
pie. Ho Is an ex-president of tha
Lower- House of the Japanese diet or
Squlldlg Campaign Ilea remind ma
of mosquito nettings.
McSwillgen Too thin, eh!
"Then how do they remind you?"
"Made out of hole cloth." Pittsburg
At Rcddltch, England, 20,000 people
mako more than 100,000,000 needles a
year, and they aro made and .exported
so cheaply that England has no rival
and practically monopolizes tho trade.
' A man without enemies may not be
I much of a man, but he has a soft Um
sponse. . .. at IU
Powered by Open ONI