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UEMliNtiEORD, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, OCT. S3. i.
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APPEAL FOR THE
BRYAN'S PLEA FOR
CAN YOU PLACE
The Companies Are Against Bryan Because of His
Vote. The Men Should be With Him.
On Fob. 21, 1803, there was a
cli bate in congress on a bill to
compel railroads engaged engag
ed i:i interstate commerce to use
on their cars couplers which
would nrotoct the lives and limbs
of their employes. There was
opposition to the bill, but William
Jennings Bryan urged its pas
'sage. He said:
"I for one am willing to stay
hero till this session ends, bo
rauso'I think this bill should bo
passed. I boliovo it is dictated
bv humanitv. and I am not will-
ing, if I can prevent it, that these
men shall be killed and maimed
just because some of the railroads
insist that they cannot afford to
nut these couplers on their ears.
The only objection ihat I liavo
hoard made, the only real one
in that letter of Mr. Haines'
found on our desks this morning,
is that it would cost $75 a car, or
S7o,000,000. Somo 22.000 Per
sons have been injured Those
of u who have associated with
these men know that thoro is
scarcely one of them employed
for any lemrth of time in rail
roading who ,doos not have a
hand off, or linger off, or foot off,
or who is not maimed in some
way, and we have had produced
here statements of tho startling
number killed. Now I ask, Mr.
Speaker, does it not appeal to us,
who are membors of the only
body Avhich can give this relief,
because states are powerless
does it not appeal to us and to
our humanity, to pass such laws
as will give them protection to
the lives and limbs of these peo
ple? Republican Party
Money Plank of the Republican
Platform in 1888.
"The ropublicaparty is in favor
of the u&o of both gold and silver
ns money, and condemns iho policy
of tho democratic administration
in its effots to domonotizo silver."
Mnoy Plank of the Repjblica n
Platform in 1892.
"Tho American people from
tradition and interest favor bimet
allism, and tho republican party
demands that the use of both gold
and ailver as standard money, such
restrictions to bo determined by
contemplation of values of tho two
metals so that tho purchasing and
debt paying power of tno dollar,
whether of silver, gold or papi-r
shall bo equal at all times. Tjio
interest of tho producers of tho
country, its f.irtnars ic working
men, demand that every dollar,
paper or gold, issued by tho gov
ernment, shall bo as good as any
other. Wo commend tho wise and
patriotic stops already taken by
our government to sectiro an inter
national parity of valuo between
gold and silver for uco as money
"Which is tho best for Americans? The Chadron Signal-Recorder of
To borrow gold from, nnd pay last week gives an extended write
interest to England, or dig needed up of Judge Croon's speech at
money from homo mines? To , that place and concludes with tho
make a new homo market for -: following:
manufactures and farm products "After tho meeting threo rousing
by employing idle labor in develop- cheers wore given for Bryan and
ing western mines that do not com- then 52 men went forward and en
pete with any American industry, rolled themselves under the banner
or to help England foster her of American financial freodoin by
South African, Australian and signing tho Bryan club list. About
Indian interests at our exnenso? half of this niimhv w.. w.,u:
lo legislate for starving labor and
bankrupt farmers, or for Wall
btreet? Briefly, is it hot for
Americans.to run the United States,
or nermit EnoliJi lmiil.-m'j in r.v-
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THE CAR COUPLER BILL.
"I do not question their
tives.bnt if wo eah keep this
ouoslion in this nnsilimi. stiii'im?
here night and day, the country
will notice it and public op!n'( ii
will bo brought to bear upon it,
and wo are willing to trust to our
being sustained by public opin
ion. The platform of both tho
groat political parties have de
clared to favor it; and, as has
been well stated hero today, be
fore the election a bill was passed
hero without a division. At that
lime wo who now favor it had up
on our side many of those wno
oppose it now, or at least their
opposition was not then maclo
"I ask, Mr. Speaker, how chn
we measure tho value of Human
life? How can vou sav that
$75,000,000 -expended in equip-
ping cars outweighs 2,000 pooplo
may talk this 'way about the lives
of others, but what if these were
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ivmuu uu ao.wu iiiaiiuuu; vu
any one ot tlicse gentlemon what ned at tho head of these columns,
price ho would set upon the life it i.s ,10tioib!o fact that it is such
or security of a relative? And n . n , ,
how dare we hold at a trilling "oa that wdl read no. lung but the
price the lives and welfare of 1J' & M -erciron State Journal
thoso not kin to us, while wo hold and not liberal thinkers who are
as a priceless boon tho lives an I supporting Mr. Ilanna's 118,000
welfare of those to whom we are mortungml echo,
related by blood? l '
"I appeal, Mr. Speaker, to mi . , ,
those wlio are in favor of this I , . u leP,l,llcnn .campaign from
bill to st-ind by our rights hero lms on w" receive now energy
as a majority and protect tho from tho fact that Uio "McHanrtu
livo'5 of those people who- 'plead' cratic Barrel" has been received in
to us for thoir prhtection.
Money Plank of the Republican
Platform in 1896.
"Tho republican party is unre
servedly for sound money. It
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to debase our
currency or impair
tho credit of
qur country. Wo
are therefore qpposed to the free
coinage of silver except by iutor
nationl agreement with tho leading
commercial nations of tho world,
which we pledge ourselves to pro
mote, and until such agreement
can bo obtained, tho existing gold
standard must be preserved. All
our silver and paper currency must
be maintained at a parity with cold
and we favor all measures designed
tions of tho United States, and all
our monoy. whether coin or paper, '
at tho present standard, the stan-
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dard oi tho mo.iL
lion of tho earth.
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t-mia win! imu ueen convertnd hy
Judge Green's speech. Altogether,
labt night's meeting was tho best
of tho campaign. Tho good it ac
complished will be felt on eluction
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providing for tho resumption of I keoP hk W0 Ven JU1(1 his should
specie payment in 1879. Since ! ?r t0 "j0, w,,Bo1 nVd dfo.nt tho dlrf'
tl,3,i every dollar has been as good I m1 ?W being waged
as gold. We are unalterably op-1 ft Ul wPabJ,e ,n ,th'8 -nc.i
- 1....1- .'i I ihero w nfJ oubt but that at tho
I Tho Hannaerat barrel and R.
! R. passes will not buy enough
to elect the
I have been called an anarchist
because I have opposed tho
trusts'and syndicates which would
; "nwiufci- una uuuuuj, j. nm gum
to imvo tho opposition of those
mon. I am glad that if lain
; manage this country. I am glad
oiocieu inoro is not a trust or a
syndicate that can come to mo
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pay us back. William
It will bo well for every one wiio
expects to vote for Bryan to be
come familiar with tho names of
tho Bryan electors as there will ap
pear on tho ballot two sets of
Democrat ie electors, tho regular
Democrats and tho "gold hug"
ticket. The names of the Bryan
electors will ho found in another
column in each issuo of the Him-
Tho narrow mindodness of somo
men who go Jo compose tho re
publican nnrtv and who vnfn tho
republican ticket was in evidence
at this office quo day last week,
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uuuu uuu ui uiu y. u. p -.. came in
and stopped this papor, because of
the fact that Brvan's nictun is rur.
this state and is boing distributed
in every county. If money can
defeat the will of tho common poo
plo, thoro is no lack of funds. Ar
rangements are being comploted
whereby every man who can pos
sibloy he influenced to stay away
from tho polls if ho favors Bryan
will bo approached by paid emis
saries of the "Ilanna gang." From
this time on every voter should
nrn.iint finm lYolivoolr.. i ..II ..:..!. t
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I people will refuse to be bought up
w )u ,uujh:u uiiii uio common
, in the mtorests of a policy that
j will be of vastly more injury to
them than tho good that can come
j from tho money newborn" liberal! v
thrown into every precinct to catch
tho unwary voter.
The farmers and business njon
of tho west voto for free coinage
because they believe it will benefit
them and they havo tho courago to
fay fa()l . lh trU;jta' n"puds, coaj
ua,'ons banks and syndicates say
tUey ,ire hi favor of tho gold stan-
dard because it will holn tint nmir
laboring man. Grovor Cleveland,
John Sherman, J. Piorpont Mqr
gan and tho Rothschilds care noth
ing for their own interests, but
they weep continually over tho
misfortunes of tho persecuted toil
ers. Such disinterested patriotism
was never seen in tho world before.
Woin tho west" are selfish; the
monoy kings are philanthropic.
Wo jvould like to advance the
prices ot tho products of our farms;
thoy want nothing in the world
but a cheaper'buBcuit for tho labor
ing man. It is a little singular,
however, that while they cheapen
the broad for tho toiling masses
that they send up the' prico of
syndicate coal two dollars a ton
u&tas winter approaches. Cen
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mw Jij Jjuujuurui
Tho biggest demonstration of
tho campaign will be hold at Al-
lianco Wednesday night, Oct. US.
J. S. Kirkpatrick and II. M.
Sullivan will bo tho speakers.
Every farmer in tho county
should attend and tako part in
the street parade. Thoro will bo
no free R. R. ride but everybody
should mako arrangements' to at
tend just the Mimo and wo hopo
that tho B & M heelers will havo
enough decency to let the men
attend this meeting.
Lettor From Judge Greene,
Our Next Congressman.
Valentine, Neb., Oct. 17, '00.
Dkah Sik: Quito often during
this campaign, I havo boon ask
ed how I stand touching tho
question of arbitration between
corporations and thoir employes,
and as thoro may bo somo in
your locality who are interested
in this question, it is but proper
ihat I lot all tho people know
where I stand on alllSffifttf erot?:
feeling their interest, 1 hold no
views that I am unwillimr to ox-
press. In tho iirst placo as all
know, tho Corporation owes its
life to tho government. In tho
case of a railway corporation it
not only owes its existanco to
tho government but it has been
endowed with the right of emin
ent domain by virtue of which
right it can tako tho lands of tho
people for right of way without
their consent, by paying tho ap
praised valuo of such land. This
it dods upon tho theory that it is
a public corporation operated for
the benefit of the public. That
tho public has an intorcst in it.
This being true, I HOLD THAT
THE PUBLIC HAS THE
RIGHT THROUGH THE GOV
ERNMENT TO HAVE SOME
THING TO SAY IN ITS OP
ERATION AND MANAGE
MENT. This right to a certain
extent, has nover been denied.
The government enn control the
freight rates, regulate the speed
of trains and say whore depots
shall bo maintained. Compel
the carrying of freight and pas
sengers. These rights none do
ny. I claim that tho government
not only possosses tho rights
above named but that it has tho
right and SHOULD EXERCISE
IT, to regulate by a board, of ar
bitration all differences between
such corporation and its employ
ees, both as to wages to be paid
o,s well as in tho discharge of its
Such board would in my judg
mont bo beneficial both to tho
roads and tho men. as it would
provont strikes, which al ways re
sult in groat loss both to employ
er aud employees. Besides" this
such board could prevent
CUTTING UNJUSTLV THE VAGKS
QP THE MEN EMPLOYED,
AND PUEVENTTI1EIK DISCHARGE
FOU POLITICAL AND OTHER
CAUSUS, AND L'PON TUB WHOLE
I1ENEPIT THE KOAD, TI(E MEN
AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Everything lqoks well over
this district and tho State and
With highest regards I remain
W. L. Greene.
All parties desiring to mako
final proof can Jiayo thoir papers
made out at The Hickald oflico,
free of charge, and promptly
transmitted (a the land office.
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