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Woililnston : 1107 V Street. K. .
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torlal matter uliould be n.MrMwd : To the I-.lltor.
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dcilupti'Vns for unj > old nml rntiimeil
Bworn to l > fori me nnd yiilwcilliod In inj
rrooncc till * 1st Oay of OctoVr. ISM.
"The republican party stnnils for
hnnpst nmiu > y nml the uliutiro to earn
it. " William McKlnloy.
The people of the Unltcil Slates will
never rerojinl/o nny "oni'iny's conn-
try" within the boundaries nt the na
The olccllon of 1S)0 ! ) will mark the
larsost electoral vole and also ( he lars-
est popular vote in Die history of the
It Is simply Impossible to keep the
people from KoliiK to see McKlnley.
It will also be Impossible to keep the
people from voting fof McKlnley.
There are over FiOO active republican
clubs In Nebraska. This does not look
ns if Nebraska n'pnbllcins : were losing
nny of their party loyalty and enthu
How fortunate that the opening of
the foot ball season conies before elec
tion , so that lite transition from politic *
to college nthletlcs may not be too
sudden and precipitous.
Omaha's weather prophet has Just
been supplied with new and Improved
machinery. The effects are already
seen In the beautiful weather which
wo are being permitted to enjoy.
Nowhere In the constitution does It
nay that the president of the United
State-i shall bo able to make twenty-
three speeches In twenly-three different
towns on one and the same day.
Neither bituminous nor anthracite coal
Is o hard as the hearts of I lie dealers
who combine to keep the prices of that
commodity at a prohibitive price in
spite of nn enormous overproduction.
The certainty that the genuine demo
cratic leaders , Generals Palmer nnd
Ilncknor , will come to Nebraska , Is
causing much uneasiness among the
psoutlo democrats who follow the llryan
A steadily Increasing inquiry for
Omaha real estate , couplet ! with an en
couraging volume of bona tide sales of
property for actual occupation , Is an
other Infallible indication of coming
Douglas county wants a business
administration of Its county affairs.
Tlie way to Insure such management
Is to elect the republican nominees for
county commissioners , I'eter Mangold
and Henry Ostrom.
The World-Herald announces that It
wants to raise sr > 00 for Its campaign
subscription fund. Wonder if that Is
the slxe of Its claim against the popo-
cratlc committee that It Is anxious to
collect out of the people's mite ?
There is no danger to be apprehended
to the valued policy law from a repub
lican legislature. The valued policy law
was enacted by n republican legislature
nnd tlie best way to keep It on the
statute book Is to keep tiie legislature
The news Hint Hon. Thomas n. Heed
lias recovered the use of his voice nnd
will at once resume his tour In tlie In
terest of honest money , will rejoice the
hearts of Omaha citizens , \vljo hope to
hear this distinguished orator before
thu campaign closes.
Does the city council Intend ever to
repair the mutilation of tlie city hall
which it ordered at the time it was
bout on bringing tlie city Jail Into the
building ? Months have passed ) since
that Jail scheme was given up , but
tlie city hall has not been restored.
Hesolve early In the week lo see your
name registered In the poll books of
your ward and voting precinct next Fri
day , October 23. If you wait until the ,
following Saturday you may forget It
altogether , or bo crowded out by the
rush which Is Inevitable on the last day.
Buffalo Hill Is indignant because the
authorities of St. Joseph have at
tempted to class Ills Wild West with
n circus. ItulTalo Hill sayn be Is not In
the circus business. If he doesn't get
moro free advertising out of this
Infringement of his rights than nny
actress ever got out of having her diamonds
mends stolen , the- colonel will fall to
sclzo n good thing in his reach some
thing hu has never been kuuwu to do
IlefctTlng to tlie way in which Mr.
I'.ryan has Instilled railroad employes
by telling Iheiu to wear their MeKlnley
buttons , If they must , and then to vole
for free sliver , the Philadelphia Itecord
says tlie popocratle candidate little tin-
dcrstnnds the railroad men of the coun
try when he Imagines that they would
snbmll to coercion nnd have the unman-
llnesH to wear the badges of servitude ,
"lie will llnd , " says Unit paper , "that
they need no prompting to resent this
Insult to their manhood. The railroad
men will vote against free silver coinage
beentiKi' , ns Mr. Ilryan himself has told
them. It would reduce the purchasing
power of the gold standard of money
under which they are now paid their
wages. This Is tlie kind of 'coercion' to
which they nrc submitting the coercion
of enlightened self-interest nnd the sense
of duty to tliemselve ! . their families ,
their neighbors and their country. " It
Is not alone railroad men who have
been thus Insulted by Mr. I'.ryan in im
plying that they were playing the part
of cowards and hypnerHo. . He has
talked In I Ids way to employes In mills
and faeti-ries. telling them by insinua
tion that they were being Intimidated
by tfn-lr employers and then assuring
hem Hint they had protection under the
ioeret ballot. Mr. llryan evidently
hlnks that the majority \\orklngmen
lave no manliness as he certainly must
believe , judging from the nature of his
mrangues , that they have little Intelli
gence and Integrity. Doubtless there
lire snmeorklngnieti who are amenable
o the clutrge of political cowardice , but
; he number of such cannot be large.
We believe Hie great majority of those
who mnke known their political allllla-
tion are honorable and conscientious
men , who would not practice deception
and play the hypocrite in such nn ex
igency as now confronts the country.
IT7MT THU .IM
The farmers of Douglas county are opposed
to the proposed amendment to the slate
constitution permitting a metropolitan city
of the first class to merge the govern
ment of the city and county Into one by a
majority vote of the city and a majority vole
of the county lying outside. And they nsk
the farmers of the state and all other fnlr-
ralnded voters to vote down the amendment.
They are right. 11 whould bo voted down.
Of course It will be argued that the amend
incut Is simply permissive , that the law can
not become operative without n majority
vote of the outlying precincts. Even so :
but thcso permissive laws arc sometimes
very dangcrnu * . We all know the power of
money In matters of this kind. Supposing
Omaha desires to have the farmers of
Douglas county help pay her heavy city
taxes , the vote on the proposition In the
country precincts would noU bo nt nil
certain under the Immcnue pressure that
would be brought In to bear upcn the voters.
Tiie farmers of Douglas county who
have nrrayed themselves against the
proposed amendment either do not un
tier-Hand Us scope or have been misled
by designing demagogues.
The proposed amendment does not
contemplate nr authorize the extension
of tlie city limits of Omaha. That can
be done by the legislature at nny time
without nny constitutional amendment
with or without the consent of the farm
era of Douglas county. To merge the
governments of the county andcityIn
whole or In part does not mean Ha
swallowing up of the county and tin
annexation of country farms for city
Tlie purpose of the proposed amend
ment is to decrease the taxes of the
farmers and not. lo Increase them. It
simply authorizes the doing away with
duplicate city nnd county olllcers whose
services can be better performed by one
set of men. In that case the city would
share the expense of olllces. such ns the
county treasurer , county auditor , county
surveyor and so forth , now supported
wholly out of county taxes. What Is
there wrong nbout this ? Where is the
Injustice or Hie possibility of Increase * !
taxation for the farmers ?
FIRUHfNO 0.CUXllltKSS. .
The sliver men have made the claim
that Ihey will have T.M1 members of the
next house of representatives. There
are 't."i7 representatives to lie elected ,
so that If the free sliver men should gel
the number the.v profess to , believe they
will their majority In the house of
Hie Kifty-llfth congress will be 2.1.
It is perfectly obvious , however , that
their claim Is based entirely on con
jecture ami is not tlie result of a can
vass. That this Is so will be apparent
from nn examination of some of the
It Is claimed that four free sllvei
representatives will be elected In Iowa ,
while it is strongly probable that the
republicans will elect every member of
the delegation from Hint state. Ne
braska Is set down to elect four fret :
sliver men. but the best opinion Is thai
this state will send n full republican
delegation and It Is absolutely certain
that It will not choose four free silver
representatives. Kight members tux
claimed from Illinois , whereas the prob
ability is that the delegation from that
state will be nearly or quite solid foi
sound money. An even more nbsunl
claim Is that Indiana will choose ten
free silver men , there being no doulil
whatever that a majority of the thirteen
representatives from that state will be
for .sound money. The most preposter
ous assumption Is that Missouri will
elect fourteen free silver men , leaving
only one of the delegation for soum'
money. It Is certain that tin
three republican candidates In Hit
St. Louis districts will lie electeil
and the chances are consid
ered good for several other repnbllcai
candidates who are not for silver. Nlnt
sliver men are claimed from Kentucky
but It is utmost certain that a majorltj
of the representatives from that stntt
will be ngnlnst free sliver. New York
is set down for live free silver men , but
It Is entirely safe to say Hint not one
will be elected. There may be live
democrats elected In that state , bu
they will not be for free silver. Then ,
are other absurd claims , but tbosi
noted Mill sulllce to show that the estl
mate is pure conjecture , except so fai
as relates to BOUIO of the southen
states. Krom the best point of view' '
for the silver men they nre not likely
to have more than 135 representatives
In the Kiriy-llfth congress , leaving 2 2
sound money men , or n majority of ST.
Tlie estimate made a short time ago by
the republican congressional committee
does not make the majority so large
ns ( hat , but the situation has very ma
terially Improved since that estimate
The election of a sound money con
gress Is no less Important than the
election of a sound money president.
The country needs both In order to re
move nil tineertnlnty nnd effect n com
plete restoration of conlldence. It
should be kept In mind that a sound
money congress could not prevent the
country going to a silver basis If Itryan
were elected. It Is within tlie au
thority of the president to pay the obli
gations of the government nnd redeem
its paper currency with silver and
Mr. Itryan has proclaimed that he will
do this If he Is elected. This would
bring us nt once to the silver basis and
cause gold to disappear Just as effect-
tally as If there was free coinage legls-
atlon. On the other hand , the election
if McKlnley and a free silver congress ,
while It would avert the danger of
going tu n sliver basis , would not put
t stop to the free silver agitation ,
which Is essential lo a full recovery of
inancinl and business conlldence.
Uvcry supporter of tlie existing mone
tary standard should therefore labor
is zealously for the election of sound
money representatives ns for Hie suc
cess of the republican presidential
t 1I'OK WITH OMAHA.
ruder this head the Denver News
recently served notice upon Omaha that
Hie re-election of David II. Mercer and
the rejection of William Jennings Dryan
by the voters of this city will be re
sented by the people of Colorado and
the silver states as a declaration of
war upon their Interests , nnd that from
that hour on Omaha must forego their
support for the Traiismlsslsslppl exposi
This threat can be viewed In only one
light. It Is : in Insolent attempt to coerce
Hie voters of Omaha into retiring from
public service the man who has served
them in congress with signal ability
and lldellly , and upon whom they must
rely for getting the exposition ap
propriation through tlie house of rep
resentatives. Without disparaging
Judge Dulllo's ability as a lawyer and
crediting him with the best of Inten
tions , we venture to nsscrl that it would
take him ten years In congress to do
what Mercer has done In the last ses
sion. Mr. Hryan himself represented
this district two years without getting
a dollar voted for any public Improve
ment , and the only appropriation he was
able to secure In Ills second term , with
a democratic speaker nml n democratic
house , was for an elevator in the
It Is equally Insolent for any 'one in
Colorado to try to'swing a"clrib , over the
heads of the voters of this city by tell
ing them that unless they vote for llryan
nnd free silver Colorado will refuse to
exhibit its minerals lind products in the
proposed Transmlsslsslppi Exposition.
'J'hu Uce lias shown no disposition to
drag this jrjat ; enterprise Into local
politics , but"In view of the fact that
the supporters of llryan nnd Dullli
are seeking to make capital out of the
Colorado manifesto , we are impelled to
speak without reserve on the subject
to the citizens of Omaha.
It may as well be understood first ns
last that there will be no exposition
held In Hie city of. Omaha In the year
ISDS If llryan Is elected president
That much must be apparent to every
rational person , whether he be demo
orat , populist or republican. With less
than nineteen months from the day of
election to the date set for opening the
exposition , it will tax the energies of
the managers to Hie utmost to prepare
the plans , select the grounds , erect the
necessary buildings nnd make provision
for displaying the exhibits. It Is con
ceded even by Dryan himself that his
election would he followed by a tern
porary convulsion incidental to the rev
obit Ion in our monetary system. It
would take months and maybe years
before business could adjust Itself to
the new conditions. And nobody could
foretell what chaiues would take place
In tlie cost of construction of buildings
and the price of machinery and other
appliances requisite to an exposition
of first magnitude. Nobody could ,
with any degree of safety , venture Into
tlte undertaking without knowing what
sums will have to be raised and with
no probability of being able to Increase
the stock subscriptions beyond those
already secured. Whatever visionaries
nnd enthusiasts may say , nobody who
has the slightest conception 'of the
business disturbance that must pre
cede a change of money standard can
fail to understand that for the Him
being , at least , Hie TransmississlppI
exposition would' have to bo abandoned.
Leaving out of consideration what
ever political preferences men may
have , these facts stand out In bold re
lief : The Transmlsslsslppi exposition
cannot be held In tlie year 18'JS unless
assurance Is given by the election of
McKinley that no change will be made
in our monetary standard. Assume
Hint the threat made In tlie name of
Colorado will bu carried out , tlie choice
resolves Itself Into this between an
exposition without a Colorado exhibit
ami no exposition whatever.
Kor our part , we do not believe the
Colorado paper has any right to speak
for Colorado. The people of Colorado
nre intelligent and enterprising. They
have never yet fulled lo advertise
their resources when they have had a
chance to do so and they will not stand
In their own light In 18US even If din
appointed In the election of president ,
which they are sure to be.
Omaha never before had so much
at stake In n single election. The way
the election goes will determine
whether Omaha is to forge rapidly to
tlie front uliead of Its rivals or Is to
be kept down with thu other cities
that compete with It tn trade. Tlie re
sult of iP 'lecllon will determine the
promotluu > < ; dropping of a dozen huge
cntcrprl.JeH. i There Is good reason for
the pcoilic "vf Omaha to take unusual
Interest' In' Hie campaign.
The cty'iKluli'iit ' Hrynnllo 1ms nt lust
IKHMI uifcororotl. Ik1 Is n populist In
this clt > ' . , , ylfr , ; > lins voted nt tlvp presl-
dpiitlnl elrotlnns' wlllinut lisivhiK v > tt d
Tor n i ln'16''sticcc.ssriil } ; fnndltluti' . Ho
voloil for Cooper In 387(1. ( for Wonvor
In KSSO.Vor' ' iitler In 1SSI , for Strcnlor
In 1SSS nml Tor Wcnvor ninilii In ISHU.
lie nlwnyrt Yoteil for Ilio catitlldnte who
stood for chcnp money tin ? ( 'licnper tins
better. So Ions na there was n pnpor
lint cnndldalo he voted for him and ho
proposes to vote for the silver tint can
didate this year , simply bewuisc there
Is no paper money competitor In the
nice , llryan has reason to feel nrourt
dial he Is the residuary legatee of all
the Inllatlonlsls , Kreenhaekers. llatlsts
and cheap money men who have
Hvory cltly.on of Ncbrnsku Is 'liable ' to
be Interested In litigation before the
supreme court at Lincoln. All who are
o Interested desire that their cases
shall bi ? reached and tried without im-
leecssary delay. As at present consti
tuted , the court Is powerless to aceeler-
ito the dispatch of routine business.
1'lie unfortunate state of arrears can !
only be remedied by an Increase in the
number of Judges as provided by the
[ imendment to the constitution which
will come before the voters at the com
Heports come from the Sixth district
that the Inebriated fusion candidate
and his friends are eoneoetlnj ; a Krcnt
scheme for liuinclilnj ; some eleventh
hour roorbacks rollcding on the charac
ter of the republican candidate , lion.
A. 10. Cady. The design Is to put 'these
falsehoods Into circulation nt n time
too late for contradiction , In the hope
of deceiving some of Mr. Cady's sup
porters. To be forewarned Is to be
forearmed , and no such fake will work
in tliu Sixth district this year.
The amendment relating to the com
pensation of judges of the supreme and
district courts should receive the careful
consideration of the voters of Nebraska.
The Judiciary In this stale has broil , with
exception , an able one In spite of tin-
fact that the , , salaries paid have not
been large enough to attract the be t
known men In the legal profession to the
bunch.Yould not the average bo con
siderably rnl.i'ed If lawyers of eminence
could hnvfe It Inailc worth their while to
accept thU exulted olllee ?
I'.rynn ue.ver neglected a chance to
stab the j [ > o.et sugar Indus.ry ) when he
was In congress. If he were wielding
the veto power ho would never let any
net designed to encourage sugar beet
growers lie'coino a inw. ; o one who
realizes tfii possibilities of the beet
fitigar" luiiuptry'ltitills state under fa
rumble conditions can1 vote for IJryan.
Itryan ls , not only nn extreme free
trader , but. Iio Is one of those who
contomln that n protective tariff Is tin
constitutional. With tils known views
and vaunted disregard of the authority
of the federal courts , no one can tell
In advance what kind of n.disturbance
of our revenue laws , he would make If
elected to the presidency.
Mr. llryan has suddenly become very
chummy with the newsboys of Detroit.
Hut did hu ever do anything for the
newsboys of Omaha , when he was In
charge of an Omaha newspaper ? Did
he over go out of his way to glvo them
encouragement ? Did lie ever speak to
Ihoni nt nil ?
Moses P. Kinkald nml Ilobert Tlynn ,
the republican nominees for Judges of
the supreme court , are both lawyers
tested by judicial experience and prac
tical work upon the bench. They
would both make creditable additions
to the membership of the supreme
The IMnn In \utHliull. .
Dryan goes on dally posing as the cham
pion of the laborers , antl yet all that he
proposes to do for ( hem IH to Increase their
grocery and dry goods bills.
Tra UN parent Kvlileiu-e.
Another sign of returning prosperity Is
given In tha report that the glass factories
are eoon tn resume operations. That Is one
of the transparent effect ! ) of the assured
success of Bound money.
TinSl of It.
ClduuRo Chronicle ( Jem. )
Fifty-six out of sixty-two of the faculty
of the University of Nebraska are for sound
money. Why shouldn't they be so ? The
very existence of the university depends
upon the defeat of Bryan.
.Sniiix IIIIlH to Settle.
NewYorK SJall and Kxprcus.
If Spain Etifc6ci'ils In raising another loan
of $200.000,0q2 jl > ought to put about half
of It aside to-USB-In paying for the property
of American citizens In Cuba which has
been destroyed/b ber Incompetent roldlcrs.
A heavy cxpcd&tvUHt Is piling up agaluat
Spain In this matter , and unless s'na provides
the cash loinnct : It there Is likely to bo
serious and variegated trouble for her.
Tlirrt Ar Otherx.
ji Sia City filar.
There tnay.JwDnje wicked goldbugs who
will vote foij. "jojind money" In order to
Increase tho.viljicp of their dollars , but they
are not descryEuj t half the condemnation
which oughtJU > ijQ | piled on thd head of
the rich man wm votes for a cheap dollar
and then transferal ! his money to Londoner
or Montreal , | "otlia.t | , In the event of Uryan's
election , to cajrif Ing his wealth back to this
country andfjlpv rtvo " dollars for one , to nso
In paying debts'"and employing-laborers.
There are eamu such rich men In Kansas
New York Hun.
nryan la going about the northwest asking
pity for the farmers as poor , miserable ,
downtrodden pcoplo unublo to help them
selves under the equal laws of this republic ,
and the opportunities afforded by our free
Institutions. Is It possible that Americans ,
and especially fminers , from whom have
coma the bono and sinew of thla aclf-rellant
pcoplo In all Its history , can listen without
Indignant protest to such an Inuult ? Haw
they become weaklings , petulant and whin
ing babes , where unco they were the proud
and stalwart pioneer * of American civiliza
tion ? The farm ere want no such tears.
They are strong men competent to struggle
and cJtdure and to overcome any temporary
hardships through which they may have to
I'OIIN AXI > WHHAT OOWJ VV.
Norfolk News. The gold I * flowing In nml
wheat Is going up , What' * the mutter with
Sidney TolcRrnph : Another advance of 2
cents per bushel In the price of wheat. That
Implies another decline In the llryanltc
clnlma for success. The farmers' gain Is the
Sutton Advertiser : Com and wheat are
gteadlly advancing while Hryan and free sil
ver arc steadily on the decline. These are
signs of the tlmrs Unit mean a restora
tion of confidence and prosperity.
Crawford Tribune : Hy the way , what has
become of that wonderful "sympathy" be
tween silver bullion and wheat ? Wheat Is
rising right along lately and sliver has
dropped several points. The boy orntorn
will have to do something about It right
Grand Island Independent : In ISM thcro
were 113,008 farms In Nebraska , and every
one of the owners of these fnntw hns been
more or lees Injured by the adoption of the
free trade policy that llryan voted for
some inora and some les * . The average
loss to every Nebraska farm idnco 1SI3 ! ,
through the depreciation of Its live stock ,
has been J.1C1.DO.
DoJge Criterion : Silver has gone down
to 65 cents an ounce , wheat bus advanced
and pork han advanced , and right here wo
wish to rrn.ark that the sllverltoa are not
saying anything about It. Yet a few weeks
ago they 'wcro ' telling the farmers that
ns sliver decreased or Increased In luo
their farm products would also. Another
scheme of theirs to sccuro votes for W. J.
Stcele City Standard : As the price of
wheat Is now constantly golm ; up. and the
prirc of ( silver constantly going down , what
beoomes of the great ponocrallc argument
that the price of silver controls I he price
of wheat ? The facts are that the ullvcr
market linn no Intluenco whatever upon the
wheat market , but the coincidence nf the tin-
cllne of bcth for a few years was seized
upon by avaricious silver mine owners an
campaign thunder with which to scare farm-
era Into helping them double their Income.
Nebraska City Press : Wheat rtllVr about
10 cents higher than It did n couple of
weeks ago. Hut the silver market Is still
dull and lifeless , with n downward ten
dency. Silver prices and wheat prices do
not rise and fall together , as the sllvcr-
Iti's claim. The rise In wheat Is easily
explained. While our wheat crop thla
year Is but 7fi.00n.ono bushels less than
that of 1SI5 ! the foiolgn crops uro short
for the first time In years and so no one can
tell when ( ho advance will stop. Silver
has nothing to do with It.
Randolph Times : Wheat has gone up 10
cents a bushel and silver has fallen 2 centa
an ounce. Now this Is if pretty state of
affairs for the tllver shrlekers nnd Just bej
fore election , too. There 1.4 no one In blame
for It but the qoldbugs , who purposely ,
maliciously , criminally nnd deliberately sub-
eldl/cd the weather In the wheat belt of
India , and , "like n thief In the night" and
"with thu silent trend of a cut" created a
yhort crop there , nnd raised the price of
wheat just In time to spoil things for nryan ,
nml that , too , without the advice or con
sent of nnv other planet in the solar system.
UM. verily the gold buglets must "go.
I'oncn Journal : The rapid advance In the
prlco of wheat Is encouraging Ho farmers ,
whatever may be the cause of It. The prlco
In now about 48 cents per bushel , a gain
of C or S cents per buhsel during the past
four weeks. In other respects times are be
coming better , and people begin to realize
( to borrow tup language of Daniel Webster )
' that. , they ain't dead yet. " The cause of
this encouraging feeling among business
men Is Bald to bo caused by the remark
able reaction In the "free silver" prospects.
A few weeks ago the certainty seemed
great that llryan would be elected. Now
the tide has turned , and It will not be sur
prising If ho falls to carry even his own
I.AIIOU I'.UMHH\.M : > i.is.tDISKS.
U'Jmt They IIiivo to Suy on tlip I-'rc-p
It Is frequently asserted by advocates of
the free coinage of sliver that no labor leader
or labor paper U opposed to the Chicago
platform and nanilnocu. How much truth Is
Hi pro In the assertion ?
The Ulght-llour Herald of Chicago , the
olllclal organ of the Ilricklayers' and Stone
.Masons' union , and of the Illinois State
Federation of Labor , onpnxcK free silver.
In an article recently on "Free Silver and
Labor" It said.
"Surely no sane man will claim that n
buyer with a fixed limited Income will bo
benefited In an advance In the price of all
commodities , unless the rise In prices IK
attended by compensating circumstances
What circumstances wpuld serve ns a com-
pcnsatlon In a c.ise of this kind ? It may be
argued that the worklngnian Is n seller
s well as a buyer. In so far as he disposes
of his labor to the best advantage to hlm-
ielf. This Is true ; but every man of ex
perience knows that an ndvauco In the price
of commodities Is never attended by a cor
responding advance In wagca. No matter
what the conditions , no matter what the
cost -of living , every proposition to mine
wages will be stubbornly contested to the
"There are Interests which may be bene
fited by the free and unlimited colnago of
silver , but wo fall to see why the Industrial
Interests should bo Included In the list. "
The Rakers' Journal recently said ed
itorially : "To say that the present phake of
the currency question has developed Into an
issue between the rich and the poor seems
to bo another outbreak of the fertile im
aginations of our quadrennial saviors of
"Viewing the whole situation fairly , and
from a point of view of labor pure and sim
ple , wo nnd two Industrial forces arrayed
against each other the manufacturers ,
financiers and princes of commerce on the
one sldo defending the present standard of
currency , which after all is but the natural
result of an economic evolution as Inevita
ble and Irresistible as time Itself , a cur
rency apparently Indispensable to present
methods of production r.nd exchange ; and on
the oilier side , the silver mine owner , the
farmer and the small buslutss man. "
The Union Record : "Tho silver mine
owners are grinning and letting the fools
do thu shouting. "
The Scranlon Truth : "The gold standard
Is the financial goal for which evtry great'
nation has striven , and Is the dream even
of thcso countries that are now on a silver
basis and hara&sed In their money policy by
the fluctuations of the white metal. "
The Cleveland Citizen : "Not the demon
etization of silver , but the use of laborsaving -
saving machinery , which enables one man
and sometimes one boy to do the woik of
flvo men or more , has caused the glut of
idle labor , "
The 1'eoplo : "Why don't the farmers
have the price of wheat fixed by law , as
they raise wheat and not silver ? "
George Gunton In a contributed ar
ticle to the Kight-Haur Herald said : "There-
Is no aspect of the cano In which wage work-
era have anything to gain by the adoption
of a silver standard , but they have every
thing to lose. They will lose lir tbo value
of all their ( savings ; they will lose In the
purchasing power of their wages , and , must
of nil , they will lose by the enforced Idle-
010.S3 accompanying the business disturbance
and bankruptcy which a radical depreciation
of our standard money would create. "
P. M. Arthur , chief of the Hrothcrhood of
Locomotive Engineers , says ; "I am not In
favor of frco and unlimited coinage of sil
K. P , Sargent , chief of the Droth-
crhood of Locomollvo Firemen : "I
want It distinctly understood that I nm op
posed to the free and unlimited coinage of
silver with a silver dollar worth CO cents , as
will bo the result If the silver policy adopted
by the frco silver orators becomes thu money
of this country. "
COXSTITI'TIONAI ' . AMr.MI.MKVrS.
Ilandolph Times : Vote for the ronstllu-
tlonul amendments , That they are neces-
nary ijoe w'thout Raying. The constitution
of our state needs revision or amendment ,
Mpcelally In the judicial department. The
supreme court hn at the present time
enough canes to keep It busy at least thrco
yearn ; that Is. the court ns It now stands , U
three years behind with Its work. A cnso
taken up to the nun re wo court will not
reach a decision bctoro It In almost for
gotten In the minds of the public. It Is
the unlvcrtrtl opinion that five judges will
be little enough lo perform the labor now
ascribed to three. An It now otands , an
Individual can be deprived of his property ,
In a cnso of law , tor several years , simply
bocauge the court cannot reach It before
that time. The question U not a political
one , ' and there should not be n Mnglc vote
cast ugalnst the amendments. They con
cern ever ) body , rosariltcs * of politics.
Thurston Republic : The manufacturers of
the state of Nebraska are very much Inter
ested In the proposed change In the coimtl
tutlon of the state , which would allow the
voting of bonds to Mil In the location of
more factories , and nil other people should
bo particularly Interested. No manufacturer
now In business can derive any direct benefit
from such change , but they nil appreciate
the Importance of developing the resources
of. the state and verily believe that this
change will bring about the desired result.
The manufacturers' association heartily en
dorses the adaption of Iho amendment , section
S of article xlv of the constitution , which
l& to bo voted upon at the November elec
tion. It will give to cities and towns , coun
ties and townships , the privilege , under con
ditions nnd safeguards an they may pre
scribe , of Mdlng In the establishment of beet
sugar , glucose , chicory or other factories
which would consume the natural products
of our soil. Such factories would not only
give profitable employment to thousands
of our citizens , but would more than double
the value of every aero of land In their
vicinity. Ample proof of this statement can
bo found at Norfolk and Grand Inland , where
laud Which bcforo the establishment of the
sugar factories rented for ? 2t > 0 per acre ,
now brings from ? 5 to $ S per acre.
Grand Island Independent ; Perhaps more
attention I * being paid to tllo proposed con-
xtltutlona ) amendment Increasing the num
ber of supreme judges than to any of the
other twelve. That the court Is always over
crowded any ono at all acquainted with the
conditions well knows. Much Information
Is given regarding the eamo In a letter for
warded by Mr. D. A. Campbell , the accom
modating clerk of the court , to Dr. Harris
of Arlington , n member of the last legisla
ture , from which we glean the following :
Mr. Campbell says : "There are now moro
I i than 1,500 cases pending for hearing , or a
sufficient number to keep six Judges busy for
j two years If nt > more cases were filed. In
cluding the time spent In writing opinions ,
as well as that spent In arguments , the mem
bers of the court are busy the entire year ,
except a vacation of a month during sum
mer. I might state that for some years
prior to the creation of the supreme court
commission a great many more cases were
filed each year than It was possible for three
judges to dispose of. Since the creation of
the commission , however. It has been po -
slblf > to decide as many cases as were filed ,
but It has net been possible to make nny
headway toward catching up. Should the
amendment be adopted , Increasing the num
ber of Judges to live , they , with the assist
ance of the commission , will bo able to catch
up by the time the term of the commission
has expired , which will bo something over
two years. After that It Is thought that
flvo judges could keep up , unless , of course ,
there should be a large Increase tn busi
ness. In this connection n would state that
nn examination of the records will show that
our supreme court disposes of a greater
number of cases In proportion to the number
of Judges than the supreme court of any
other state , or the supreme court of the
United States , As you are perhaps aware ,
the bringing of cases to the supreme court
of many states Is hedged around with con
ditions of one kind and another as to greatly
limit the number. In some states , for ex
ample , only felony cases Involving n largo
sum , can be taken to thn supreme court.
Then they have provisions requiring the
records to be printed , which nddi greatly
to the expcrse. or they require that leave of
court be obtained bcforo n case can be filed ,
etc. While In our court there are no limi
tations of any kind as to printing record ,
amount Involved , etc. , Iho framers of our
constitution deeming It wise and just to
allow every one who became Involved In
litigation to have his case passed upon by the
court of last resort without condition or
limitations or without regard to amount In
volved. It Is claimed , nnd no doubt cor
rectly , that many cases are brought to the
supreme court for delay. There would of
course be an end to the filing of this clasa
of cases as soon as the court was able to
t.ilfp up and dispose of cases as soon as they
were filed. "
THAT KoitsvTin ; I-OIKIHV.
r < M > < MTlllN Still C rcuIntliiK TIi'H IlllllU-
OM | of Ciiiiiiiilirn KiilirleiitloiiN.
The "J. Francis Forsythe" letter , pur
porting to bo written by a Wall street
banker to Judge Bell of Fort Wayne , Ind. ,
which. It Is claimed , represents the senti
ment of eastern "goldbugs" toward the
worklngmcn , has been printed In several
different languages and Is being circulated
in many localities In this congrcF-ilonal dis
trict by the Hryan workers. This letter
was recently printed In the Omaha World-
Hcr.ild , but was so plainly and palpably a.
fraud that that paper was compelled to
acknowledge that It wa a forgery. Yet In
splto of this admission , nnd In Iho face
nf the actual knowledge they have , the
llryan managers have the audacity to cir
culate this piece of rascally and treasonable
deception broadcast among the voters of
the land In the hope that the prejudice and
passion It will arouse may win them a few
votes. The letter was forged with the de
liberate Intention of rousing the passionate
feelings of the laboring class of pcopln
ugalnst their employers and against capi
tal. It courts the spirit of anarchy and
violence. Its author cared not if ho aroused
men to deeds of pillage and riot and arson.
Ho only wanted to catch their votes by arous
ing Ihulr worst hatred against the republican
candidate for president. The man who wrote
the letter was a traitor to his country , more
deeply dyed I linn Dencdlct Arnold or Jeff
Davis. The newspaper publisher who gave
It space In his columns knowing It to bo a
forgery Is a traitor to his country. The men
who are now having It circulated secretly
are worse than traitors , and If Mr. Hryan
sanctions such treasonable campaign
methods and Is willing to take the benefit
of It , ho Is a traitor to his country , too.
There U no use to mlncc words about this
matter. Too much feeling has already been
aroused over an Issue which men should
meet and talk over seriously aa neighbors
and friends Instead of quarreling over It a.-i
enemies , without spreading broadcast a
forgery that Is Intended to arouse evil
thoughts and can -only lead to revolution and
anarchy. It IH time that forgery and deceit
were stopped. It Is time that such things
should be called by their right names. It
is time that Mr. llryun and bis nunugcrs
must call off the Forsytho forgery or Bland
charged with being parties to the crime.
( loveriior IIolcoiiili mill Conrlrt I.nliiir
Norfolk Join mil.
In his speech hero Tuesday evening Gov
ernor Holcomb made a very pretty showing
for himself , but unfortunately ho did not
tell all the story. ,
The saving to the state In the matter of
penitentiary maintenance- a good thing ,
but the governor Is not entitled to all the
credit , as ho claimed. The contract system
that was maintained for so many yoara
was In reality objectionable to three-fourths
of the citizens of Nebraska , and the change
was In obedience to that sentiment. The
governor IH entitled to all possible credit
for what ho has dona In the direction of re
form but when ho advocates hiring tbo
convicts out to effect a further saving he
entirely mistakes public sentiment. It ls all
well enough , perhaps , to employ the con-
Highest of all in Leavening Strength. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
vlcls , In wt-rk
nijcessary ntmitt the prison ,
nit when they come in competition with
free labor outside the prlaon walln. the line
should t > e drawn , The Journal la opposed
Vvi . . lnl > or ln * ch * c -
s , . .i" Ul ° ll.onMl lftbor of lho 8lnto ' *
mployod. when every man frco from e.rlmo
, ! -l"- ! ! lve to 'ynr1t cnn set employment
an honest '
u wape for his day' *
i , "m ? ? w limnc to 1B | | ' ' " > t nlRnt ,
the irt'v.n ' . * " 'I In rTKV Nebraska ? ' " * nl ) ° ut > 'U 'K '
to work In nny avocation. '
I'ttui that tlmo
comes the Btato -Nolir..k" MS be R ?
afford to pay double what It costs to mam-
tain Its penlU'ntlary than to rob honem
labor of n single day's toll by the forced
low-priced competition of couvlct labor.
SAID I.V 1M/.V. /
Washington Times : " \Vlmt Is your busi
ness , ulr ? "
"I nin n political onrpontcr. "
"A iiollllciil onrponter ? "
"Vest , Fir ; 1 nail unmpnlgn lies. "
Chivclnnd 1'lnln DenlcM ! nm sorry I
boiiRtit ono of those iloormntH with ' \\ol-
come. ' on II. "
"Why PO ? "
' 'Sonic. stupid fellow mUtook the locnnluK
of the word and hol | > od hlmxelf. to It thu
llOKton Transcript : Mrs. FORK-I was
nslmiued of you. The Idea of votir leaving
tlio church Just us they were going to take
up l he collection.
| ' * OKB I beg your pardon. ! mt I was per
fectly correct. A motion to ndjourn Is al-
\vay in order.
Cincinnati Knqulrer : "Wlmt do they menu
by 'salting' u mine. popper ? " naked tbo
small boy. "Is It anything MUo naltliiK
"No. Indeed. " answered Mr. Hlttwuntz.
" \ \ hen n man Halts meat It ls < because ho
wnniH to keep It. "
ChlcaRO Post : "Men elected to l
' " " your
laluro arc Keiiera'iiy"addressed"as'"honor -
able. " nro they not ? ' '
"Why ? "
"That's what lota of us have been trylnR
to llnd out. "
Italtlmoro News : The conversation
"You are worth your xrcfRlit In sold , " ho
ventured to observe to the girl ho HO madly
"Kx'cuso me. " she replied , freer.lngly , "but
I detest politics. "
Agnln tbc conversation dragged.
Detroit News : "Marian , here's a drav
mopping at our door with a piano , a HcW-
liiK" maehliiii and u parrot. Tliero must bo
n mlHtakn In the number. "
l\o , ilcnr , they belong to our new cook ,
bliew n , grmluntp of tbo xchool of cookliiR
and has kindly consented to try us. "
Detroit Free Tress ; "Any man who knows
how much two and two make can solve the
wfi ? . ' ° i" ° "e.v problem. " declared Molly.
' vo studied the question for three
months. " answered Coldly , "and I wouldn't
but u nickel that two and two make four. "
Chicago Tilbuno : "How do you lllto the
Hew prenchcr ? '
" ' '
\ , ° 'H * , n"'e . of " ' ' tnnt ( lon < t Ilko ' ' "
\ bellcvihe's "
\\o he's a RoldbitR.
. ' 'as ho been preaciiliiR politics ? "
Mighty near It. ills ilrnt sermon wan
fr ° m this text '
, 'Whatsoever , therefore , yo
would that men should do to you. do yo
oven so to them , ' and , blame It , everybody
knows that's the KOlden rule. "
Oh , let that tniiRitc ngnlu bo freed , and let
that voice he loosed.
And let It permeate the land , from Hath to
Wolfert's Koost ;
Llsewlso how may we understand that you
still hold the fcrt.
And win , until mankind concedes that
Bewail Is a wart ?
% V lilnEton Star.
I'm Rind ter see election day so mighty dim
'lit 1m ml ;
I'm yearnln' fur another style of music In
the land :
I wnnter hoar. Instead of all this brass-
bund an * this boom ,
The HKhln' of the engine nn' the buzzln * of
I wnnter pick the paper tip when I KO homo
. at night.
An read on every page the news thet bus'- * * * > A
ness IB all right.
An' stead o' tptln' torches where the poli
ticians meet ,
I wnnter see men carryln' dlnucr-pnlla
along the street.
An * 07. fur campaign buttons , I am eager
fur ter note
Less lavish decorations and n better style
I'vu been a long time hoplir , but I keep a
Thot we'll make the orators shut down nn'
open up thu mill.
HAS DKKN MANIKKSTHD IN THIS
COMING ELECTION AND MUCH
MONEY STAKED. WE HAVEN'T
IIEAKD OK MUOII WEAKINC ; AP-
PAIlEL DEINO STAKED , THOUGH ,
AND JUST OKKEU THIS LITTLE
HINT OK HOW APPUOPHIATE A
SUIT OK CLOTHES OR AN OVE -
COAT WOULD HE KOH A LITTLE
ENTHUSIASM. YOU COULD LEAVE
YOl'It OHDEH AND HAVE IT KILL
ED AKTEU-THEY QOST KUOM ? If >
TO . ? 2T.-Krr AND QUALITY GUAIl-
ANTEED. THEN AVE WOULD LIKE
TO JNTKODUCEOUU HAT DEPAHT-
MENT TO YOUK NOTICE. THEY
AHE ? l..r > 0 TO fi.OO-ALL THE NEW
IILOCKS-AND A GOOD WAGEU-
ALTHOUGH SMALL IX AMOUNT.
THINK IT OVEH.
N. D. Call nnd get one of Ilrowning ,
King t Co.'s Button Hole Souvenirs
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