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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 8, 1898)
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bo raised to defray the neceusary expense thereof. We appeal to the people
the great common people who have no Interest In special legislation and whos
rights and that of the common welfare are to be protected.
All money collected will be paid to the national treasurer of the committee.
The Union Trust Company Bank , corner Dearborn and Madison streets. Chicago.
No money will be paid out except as appropriated by the committee In session
deliberating upon Its expenditure. We have appointed Mr. W. H. Harvey as
the general manager of the work of the committee.
The plan adopted and approved by the committee Is to secure a subscrip
tion from as many persons as possible to pay one dollar per month for eath
month from now till October. 1900. Thus a person subscribing to the fund of the
Ways and Means Committee In October. 1898. will agree to pay one dollar per
month for twenty-five months , or In all. $25. One subscribing In November fol
lowing will ugree to pay one dollar each month for twenty-four months , with
the last payment due Oct. 1. 1900. A subscription In December. 1898. meani
twenty-throe payments the last Oct. 1. 1900. and so on. The number of pay
ments depends on the month and year In which the subscription Is made an I
all ending on the first day of October. 1900. Where one Is willing and able to
pay more than $1 per month , the subscription will be accepted for such In
creased amount as the subscriber Is willing to make. Where one Is not able. In
his Judgment , to subscribe one dollar per month , he will be expected to get ono
or more to associate themselves with him Jointly In the subscription for the
one dollar per month. It Is the opinion of the committee that It Is only In thl >
way that the money needed can be raised that It must come from the peupln
whose rights and Interests are to be protected.
The offices of the committee have been opened at room 1044. Unity Building.
Chicago , where a complete set of books will be kept showing the names of all
subscribers with their postofilce address by counties and States , and the cond.-
tion of each account will at all times appear upon these books. In no instance
will solicitors be authorized to receive money. Any one soliciting subscriptioni
will receive no money from the subscriber , but will forward the subscription
papers to the national office. The national office will notify the subscriber of
the receipt of his subscription and will forward blanks governing the details
of remittances to the national treasurer.
It la from the sincere advocates of our cause everywhere that subscriptions
t ? this fund for human liberty are expected , and , on the whole , a sum sufficifnt
may be thus raised to properly present our cause to the American people.
which means success , for a just cause Is doubly strong. To those who appre
ciate what hangs upon the Impending struggle , the payment of the one dollar
each month will assume an Importance equal to that of love for home and
children. The fund thus collected may decide for weal or woe our own fate and
that of countless millions to come after us.
The selfish system of greed that has mothered the gold standard , special
privileges and monopoly. Is destroying the opportunities for the enjoyment of
life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness ! It Is confiscating our homes and re
ducing the people to tenantry ! It Is quartering among us the agents of Eng
lish money lenders who are coming Into the possession of the title to our lands
and the business industries of the nation ! It Is destroying human character
and lowering the standard of morals and religion ! It respects neither sex nor
age ! The babe In the mother's arms , the aged and enfeebled , the boy Just bud
ding Into munhood are , all alike , through poverty existing or threatened , the
victims of its rapacity ! Honor and patriotism , a decent self respect and love
of country demand Its overthrow ! Our future and that of posterity Is In
volved ! Our cause appeals to the manhood and womanhood of America !
A blank subscription form will be found herewith. We ask that each read
er cut It out. fill up the blanks and send It at once to W. H. HARVEY. Gen
eral Manager , Room 1044. Unity Building , Chicago. 111.
JAMES K. JONES. JOHN P. ALTGELD.
Chairman Democratic National Ex-Governor of Illinois.
Committee. WM. V. ALLEN.
WM. J. STONE , Senator from Nebraska ,
Ex-Governor of Missouri. HENRY M. TELLER.
Senator from Colorado.
FOR AN KXTKA
SESSION. TIVE Prmts 1
the letter of H. H.
Hanna of Indiana , relative to the im
portance of an extra session- congress
immediately after the fourth of March ,
1899 , for the purpose of settling once
and for nil the fact that the United
States qf North America is a gold stan
dard country. Tins CONSERVATIVE
favors an extra session of congress so
that this government may reassure all
the peoples of the earth that neither the
government nor its citizens propose to
liquidate debts upon any other value basis
than tho. one upon which those debts
were contracted. The people of the
United States , and the government as the
people instituted it , have no intention of
paying debts with money of a less pur
chasing power than the money had
when those debts wore made.
The people and the government mean
to bo , desire to bo and will bo honest.
Let congress so declare by statute and
INDIANAPOLIS , December 1,1898.
The lesson of the election just over
was so plain that a child might read it.
Nothing could have more thoroughly
emphasized the verdict of the people in
1890 in favor of the gold standard and
an American dollar as good as the best.
Thousands of people throughout the
country in these two elections of 1890
and 1898 joined hands with the republi
can party upon this one issue and huvo
at last succeeded in giving into the
hands of that party full power in both
branches of congress and in the presi
A very largo number of these busi
ness men have been expecting positive
legislation that will give the permanent
form of law to the declaration of the
gold standard and place our currency
system upon a basis so sound and en
during that American money will be
recognized at its full face value the
world over. But you understand that
it has been impossible to enact monetary
law with an adverse silver mn jority in
the United States senate. After the
fourth of next March this obstacle will
be no longer in the way. However , if
legislation is postponed until the long
session coming immediately before the
presidential contest of 1900 , it is very
doubtful whether the party in power
would undertake a measure of such im
portance just before the election.
It is reasonable to suppo-o ? , then , that
if there is to bo such legislation it must
bo had at an extra session to bo called im
mediately after the expiration of the
present congress. I beg that you will
use your influence with both your repre
sentative in congress and your senators
in order that they in turn may vigorously
demand a special session at which this
question may bo taken up and cnlmly
disposed of by congress. They should ,
if possible , bo induced to become active
workers in behalf of reasonable mone
tary legislation. The enactment of such
a measure would mean a continued
steady improvement of conditions of
trade and industry , an increased em
ployment of labor and a firmer estab
lishment of credits that would bo bound
to follow an increased confidence in the
stability of our money laws.
The president is likely to make up his
mind upon the question of a special ses
sion in accordance with the views of
the people as he is able to discover them ,
and it is of the utmost importance that
those who believe that the question of
sound and conservative monetary legis
lation should bo taken up and disposed of
should make this fact known by writing
to their representatives and senators
as early as the middle of December.
Bear in mind that the success or failure
of this whole movement rests upon the
individual efforts of your congress
man , and nothing should bo left
undone to impress him with the
importance of his becoming a worker as
well as a voter in congress to promote
this cause. Believe mo ,
Very truly yours ,
H. H. HANNA ,
Chairman executive committee , Indian
apolis Monetary Convention.
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