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TJ'OS. J. A >AMS,.EDITOR
VVEDN? SDAY, JULY 15,1896.
"You shall not press ?IOAVU upon
the brow ol' labor this erowal of
thoms. You shall not crucify
mankind, upon ii cross of gold."
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
ARTHUR SE WALL,
. ' ID other parts of this paper we
pubj sh the good things said about
the newly nominated ticket for
President and vice-President.
On the other hand we have the
^reat dailies of New York bitterly
opposing these nominations, and
there is little doubt but .that the
national democracy will lose "all
the New England aud Middle
States with possibly two excep
tions. But these str.tes are al
ready republican and the loss will
really bc no los? at all it will be
just a losing them over again, ai:d
these States arr not essential to
success. All things considered,
all probabilities weighed, and all
disasters discounted the chances
' are in favor of a democratic vic
tory, the electiou ol Bryan and
Sewal:. But there is no doubl . -
sumnceof this and the power o:
money to buy votes and to buy
men may be made manifest as
never before; or it maybe alida)
wave which noshing can stem
tho poor and tho well-to-do against
the rich-that will sweep g jiu
bugs and gold, plutocrats and plu
tocracy into a state of do:v - -
ness from whhh there can be no
recovery. Anyhow we know that
We shall do all the things we please
..'"nd accomplish whatever we try
On the sunset shore 0/ Some'.imeorotli
By the beautiful Bay of Bimeby.
BLAND PKAISES BRYAX.
THE LEADING CANDIDATE, Arr;:::
His DEFEAT, SENDS TO THE
WOULD A CORDIAL DISPA-?CH
PREDICTIND HIS YOUNG PRO
N. Y. World.
Lebanon, Mo., July 10.-MT.
Bryan is u very aile man. He is
in thorough accordance with thc
Democratic platform. I am pleas
ed with Ms nomination and I will
dc all in ray power to secure his
?Inn)i/v? Y nm fi rm Jv ?v?. frifl^nrkju
ry with him a?iour nominee.,
R. P. BLAND.
BC IES PRAISES HIS YOUTHFUL CON
"Waterloo, Ia., July 10,-Mr.
Bryan's nomination is in my judg
ment the strongest that could have
been made fer the Northwest. He
will receive the unanimous sup
port of all friends of free silver in
Iowa. HORACE BOIES.
"I have been for the free coinage
of silver from the outset, and I
am free to say that after having
observed the operations of tho act
of 1878 I am more than ever con
vinced of the wisdom of that leg
islation and the futility of the ac
cusations by which it was assailed.?
* * * Money is the creation of
law, and the American people
have learned that Lesson, and they
are indifferent to the assaults,
they are indifferent to the argu
ments, they are indifferent .to the
aspersions wh'ch are cast upon
them for demanding that the law
of the United States shall place
the image and the superscription
of Caesar upon gold 'enough, upon
silver enough, and upon paper
enough to enable them to transact
-without embarrassment, without
hindrance, without delay, and
without impoverishment their dai
ly business affair, and that shall
give them a measure of value?
that will not make .heir earnings
and their belonging.-; the sport and
the prey of speculators."
Senator Peffr.r has the follow
lowing to say of the ticket :
"As a Populist and ralvocateof
the free coinage of rilver. I am
pleased with the outcome of the
Chicago Convention, ana I am cer
tain I express the sentiments of
my party when I say that the sil
ver forces of the West will indorse
its action. The platform with a
single exception will be satisfacto
ry to Populists."
There was no bolting at Chica
go, but Senator Hill is "too dis
gusted to talk," and Mr. Whitney
says there will be no third Demo
cratic ticket in the field uuless
Democratic sentiment in the six
States already nsmed sponianr
ously demands one within the
next thiity days. He doss not be
lieve that one will be nominated ;
he thinks thal; many Democrats,
not allied to organizations will
prefer to vote for McKinley.
The national convention of the
Peoples party (Populist) party,
which meets in St. Louis on next
Monday tho 20?h July, will, ita
leaders predict, indorse the nomi
nation of William J. Bryan for
ON FIFTH BALLOT
The Eloquent Young Nebraskan
Swept All Before Him.
DICK BLAND STABTED OFF ELL
Hut Missouri's Favorite Son "Cost Steadily
After the first Ballot, State After Stato
Joinlrc the l?ryan Procession Until tho
Fifth, When tho "Hoy Orator of tho
natta" Kcoolved Several Moro Hun tho
Fivo Hundred and Twelve Votes Neces
sary to a Cholee.
CHICAGO. July 7.-All roads lead to the
Coliseum, where at 12:50 o'clock Chair
man Harrity called to order tho Demo
cratic national convention. The vast
structure is appropriately named after
that where Roman gladiators contended,
HARRITY CALLS CONVENTION TO ORDER.
for this is a battle royal which promises
to add a memorable chapter to Ameri
can political history.
The gavel dropped 10 minutes before
1 o'clock ou a hall that had a dozen rows
of empty seats at the edges farthest
from the platform. The appearance of
Chairman Harrity, as he stepnod for
ward to the desk attired in a L-~to col
ored sunnier snit, provoked a round of
applause from the Texas delegation, re
inforced by many of the southern white
Whou Mr. Har.-ity commanded the
convention to be in order, his voice
easily carried over the tumult to tho
farthest coruer, testing the acconstie
qualities of thc h ill with most satis
? facto-y results. Tuc figure of the chair
man faced the assemblage for several
minutes, while the ushers swept tiio
ahdes clear of knot:-, of conferring dolo
.?Gentiemeu of the converti ?;;, all
rise for the prater,'' the chairman said,
and there was a clatter of cindrs as "?io
body in the center of the hall came up
to its feat with a considerable concus
The chaplain, Rc*. Dr. Edward Stires,
stepped forward and prayed.
Hill Announced For'?em;>'.?r;iry Chairman.
Aftor tho prayer, Chairman Harrity
stepped forward, and altor a sharp rap
of the gavel, pavo tho announcement o:
the selection of David B. HiJl as .tempo
Secretaiy Sheeriu of Iudinuia, for sec
retary, and John Martin, for scrgoant
at-arins. were also announced whua tho
convention had quieted down.
.?What is tho pleasure of the conven
tion?" asked Mr.*Harrity, calmly.
Mr. Clayton of Alabama then pre
sented the* minority report of tho na
tional committee, nominating Senuloi
Daniel of Virginia for temporary chair
man. It is as follows:
To The Democratic National Convention:
Thc undersigned members of tho mv
tional committee respectfully recommend
that the narnu cf the Hon. Johu W. Daniel
of Virginia be substituted in the commit
tee report for.tha?--of D:i-:;iLB. ?SlloiJie*fl
The report was signed by the silvei
mombers of the committee.
McDermott Speaks For Hill.
Chairman Harrity recognized Dele
gate Waller of Connecticut when ordoi
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
was restored, but tho latter yielded tc
"I pay tribute to the Hon. John W.
Daniel," ho declared, and thenWent on
to praise the services to the party of tho
man who knew no faith except "I am a
Domccrat." The partisans of Senator
Hill sent up a shrill cry when the New
Yorker's watchword was flung across
Aftor several other speeches 'or and
against Hill, tho rell call was ordered.
Tho total vote was announced by the
chair as follows: Yeas (Daniel), 556;
nays (Hill), 349.
The chair then stated that the motion
offend by the gentlemen from Alabama
substnvtiug Hou. J. W. Daniel of Vir
ginia fer temporary chairman was
adopted, and thero was a great mani
festation of applause.
When tho various committees had
been appointed the members of them
withdrew for organization and the con
vention adjourned until Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock.
THE SECOND DAY.
Senator White BTadj Permanent .'-hair
man-Gold Delegates Unseated.
CHICAGO, July H.- The second day of
, the convention opened bright and coo!,
k with tho continuance of that refreshing
breeze which has made tho work by day
endurable and has given delegates a
chanco to sleep with comfort under
blankets during th? scant hours allotted
to rest Thc- shouters seemed to rest
content with the showing already made
and aro allowing tho workers to settle
down to serious business. The crowds
were moving towards the Coliseum
early in the day, as the timo of meeting
was 10 o'clock, and the experience of
the previous day warned the people that
time and patiezico were required in
At exactly 10:00 Senator Daniel rapped
for order. The minions of thc sergeant
at-arms had some difficulty in clearing
the aisles. Wheu all were seated and
urder was obtained, it was found that
the spaces reserved for the New York.
Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland and
Now Jersey delegations were practically
vacant. Tho throat of a bolt came homo
with a realizing sense, but it was ox
plained taut the delegations wero stiil
in conference, discussing tho situation.
After the prayer, Senator Daniel au
nonnced that tho next business of tho
day would be tho reports of the com
Chairman Atwood of Kansas of the
credentials committee thou presented
tho report. It found the temporary roll
correct, save in Michigan and Nebraska.
It recommended tho seating of tho
Nebraska delegation headed by J. W.
Bryan. Tho announcement was re
ceived with cheers. Tho committeo
asked further time to decido the Michi
cau cou too K
''T. Xlft?hohey, ono o? tho gold dele
gates from Nebraska, made a brief
speech of protest. Ho and his colleagues,
ho said, well understood that they were
to bo thrown out, and at tho head of tho
delegation they marched out. Tho re
port of the committee was adopted by a
viva voce vote.
Ex-Governor Russell of Massachusetts
at first demanded a rollcall, but subso
qneutly withdrew it. .
After- a lull of som* minutes Mr.
Marston of Louisiana moved that Sen
ator Ben Tillman of South Carolina bo
requested to address tho oouvcution.
No one heard the motion on account of
After JO minutes the chairman an
nounced that the convention was in re
cess until 5 o'clock.
When the convention reassembled tho
committee on credentials presented its
completed report, admitting to seats tho
contesting delegates from the Fourth
and Ninth congressional districts of
Michigan and recognizing the right to
their seats of all the other delegates
The chairman put the question on tho
majority report of the committee on
credentials and declared it adopted.
The report of the committee on per
manent organization was then presented
by Mr. Finley ->f Ohio, naming Senator
STEPHEN M. WHITE.
White of California as permanent presi
dent of tho convention, and Thomas J.
Cogan of Ohio as permanent secretary.
Senator White then made a speech,
after which tho convention adjourned
until 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
THIRD DAY'S WORK.
Xfco Platform Reporfcod-Senator Tillmao
and Oilier? Make Sycfceche?.
CHICAGO, July 9.-Lowering clouds
hung over the city at the beginning of
tho third day. of the national conven
tion, indicating a bro::':: in tho perfect
weather thus far enjoy-: ;, and suggest
ive of the gathering ot' the storm within
tho convention hall
At 10:02 a. m. Ohahrean White
dropped the gavel. Tao indescribable
buzz of thousands of voices gradually
subsided and tho delegates took their
At i0:-35 the Rev. Mr. D'an of Cedar
Rapid.-, Lt., the Episc< p::ioa:i minister
w!:>> delivered tho (.pening p.ayor Wed
?enday, performed the same service
Thursday. He prayed that the conven
tion might take action for tho good of
its conutry and tho glory <>f God.
Chairman Whito handed tho gavel
over tn Gohgr?ssman Richardson Of Ten
nessee, a Kendor, scholarly appearing
man, who announced the bonunitteo ou
resolutions ready to report and called
Senator Jones to the platform, who
made the coiumitteo's report. Senator
Jones, -who had been in tho thickest of
thc silver fight since the forerunners of
the convention br;gau to assemble in
Chicago, is a familiar figure to this con
Ho looks like a soldier, and but for tho
fact that he "was a soldier of the late
MUS. WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
confederacy, might be a strong presi
dential possibility. He is a strongfaced
man with a fierce silver moustache and
chin whiskers and white? hair, which
falls over all of the top of his head. Ho
adjusted a pair of goldbowcd spectacles
and bogan to read thc financial plank of
tho platform, which Colonel Charles H
Jones, the St. Louis journalist, Ind
The report of the minority was read
by J. H. Wade of Ohio, a former read
ing clerk of tho house of represei t.i
tives. Tho gold people rose and Cheered,
but after the outbreak of Wednesday,
these forces were faint.
Senator Ben Tillman of South Caro
lina mounted rho stage to open the groat
(bate in behalf of freo coinage.
Ho introduced himself to them by
saying that he carno before them not as
tho lying newspapers had rcprcsetod
D i VIP li. HILL.
him to be." A round of appian-e fri a
the pit greeted this announcement, but
it was drowned in tho storm of hisses
from the galleries, which was increased
to a perfect whirlwind of sibilant sounds
as ho added:
"I came from a state whick was tho
homo of secession."
"Secession," ho continued, while tho
galleries hissed, "brought about tho
war, tho war which emancipated tho
Tho storm of hisses issued forth ..gain
when ho repudiated the denial that thu
was a sectional contest.
"I say it is a sectional issuo," ho
cried, "and it will prevail."
Senator Tillman concluded by pledg
ing tho solid vote of South Carolina t>
any good straight silv ?r candidato.
As he descended from tho stage tho
delegates set np a gr shout f< r Eui
But suddenly the c nnmanding fisruro of
Senator Junes of Arkansas, chnii mau of .
the resolution's commit! io, inonu led tho
Senator .T.?!io.? M.iUt-a ii Sncvc?t.
He held his handout forsilonco.
noise fell away bi-fon? bi ; strong
euee. In clear tones honpologiz*
appearing before Soiiator HilL Ho had
not intended to say a word, ho said, bul
ho could not allow thc charge of Mr
Till m m that this was a sectional issuo
to pass unchallen
..i ara a soutuern man." continued
Senator Jones. "L carried a musket
during the war. I repudiate the sug
gestion that this question knows any
section." Flying flags, hats and hand
kerchiefs and the approving roar of 15,
000 throats answered. The New York,
Massachusetts and other eastern delega
tions joined heartily in this rejection of
the extremo Tillman sentiment.
After this emphatic repudiation of
Mr. Tillman's assertion, Senator Jones
left the platform.
Ovation to Sonntor Hill.
Senator Hill ascended the platform
amid a perfect storm of applause. Hs
shook the hand of tho presiding officer,
and then, with a smile, bowed his ac
knowledgment to the shouting, gestic
ulating dowd. Mon on their chairs
waiving handkerchiefs, flags and toss
ing hats in the air. Tho first volume
of applause would no soouor die away
than it would again bo taken up and
cheered and re-echoed through the
"I believe,'' declared Senator Hill,
"that the course for us to take is to de
clare for international bimetallism and
stop the. J."
Senator Vilas and ex-Governor Rus
sell followed in speeches supporting tho
JOHN' W. DAKIEL
minority report of the commitfeo on
resolutions, and ex-Congressman Bryan
advocated tho adoption of the majority
THE FOL) RT l-l DAY.
W, J. Bryan ?? Xobradca Nominated For
President on the Fifth liai I ot.
CHICAGO, July 10.-The docks were
cleared for the balloting which began
when the Democratic national conven
tion reassembled at ll o'clock. Tho
real struggle opened with the delegates
wrought to an intenso pitch over the
sensational developments of Thursday
night win .;. after the platform had been
:-.doXc-i. t;" Bryan wave swept through
the convention and threatened for a
time to stampede it then and there. It
had disturbed ali calculations and had
thrown tho ranks of other candidates
into confusion. If the convention had
not been compelled to adjourn at. mid
night ou account of tho electric lights
giving out, the eloquent young Nohras
kan would have undoubtedly been nom
inated for president. Bryan's great
speech, favoring the adoption of t!
platform as submitted by the majority
of the committee on resolutions, turnt '
an overwhelming tide in his favor, and
as before stated, had the vote been taken
Thursday evening, he would have won
Chairman White, who had recovered
his voice, srepped to the front of tho
stage. Running his OTL for a couple of
seconds over acres of people, he glanced
down at the delegations in the pit and
' with a heavy whack of the gavel called
the convention to order,
The chairman then announced that
the first business was tho call of state
for nominations. Thereupon Mr. Har
rity of Pennsylvania, the chairman of
the national committee mounted his
chair and placed iu nomination cs Gov
ernor Robert T. Pattison
Delegate Miller of Orogon added to
ithe list of nominations the name of Svl
Matthews, McLean, Pattison and Penu
oyer woro tefore the convention.
Thero was no other nominations; and
Chairman White announced that the
rollcall of tho states for the nomination
of president would proceed. A rustle
of excitement swept over the hall, sue
ceeded by an intently eager quiet
Then Alabama was called and the
chairman said that five of her delegatos
being gold standard men desired to vote
for that "splendid typo of tho New
Englaud Democracy, William E. Rus
sell of Massachusetts, but under the
rules he cast thi ir 22 votes for Horace
Boies." The announcement brought oat
a banner bearing tho likeness of her
governor from the Iowa section and
oheer after cheer greeted it.
Tho 1(1 voir.-: of Arkansas, announced
for Bland by Senator Berry, pave tho
supporters of "the great commoner," as
he designated him, opportunity to "yell,
which they improved." California's voto
was much scattered, D for Blackburn, 2
for Boies, 1 for Campbell, 2 for Bryan
and 2 for Matthews, and Blackburn's
name was gi von a cheer, while the oth
ers failed of recognition.
The result as announced by tho road
lng clerk was as follows: Bland, 22S;
Bryan, 105; Boies, SS; Matthews, 27;
McLean, 04; Pattison, !);>; Pennoyer, 10;
Blackburn. 88; Campboll, 2; Tillman, 17;
Russell, 2; Stevenson, 12; Hill, 1; Tel?
ier, 8; absent and not voting, 185.
The second roll was begun and fur
aishod a sensation at tho outset, for
Alabama shifted her 22 votes for Bland
to Bryan, and tho young Nebraskan's
JAMES K. JOKES,
friends waived their handkerchiefs.
Bryan gained -i in thc California delega
tion on a poll. Colorado's votes for
Teller were again hissed and cheered.
Vice Preside::! Stevenson captured one
of Eland's votes in Florida
Wyoming changed her (> votes from
Blackburn to i Brynu. John McLean los
1 in the District of Columbia and Bryan
captured 3 of thom. Tho name of
Minnesota on the second call brought a
stentorian shout from Daniel Lawler,
"Minnesota stands only 7 present and
Tho result of thc second ballot was
announced as follows: Bland, 281;
Boies, 87; Matthews, 3!; McLean, 53;
P ? s?
Brynu, 107; Blackburn, 41; Pattison,
100: Pennoyer, 8; Stoveuson, H>; Hill, i;
Teller, 1. Absout and not voting, ?00.
The third ballot resulted: Bland, 291;
Boios, $0; Matthews, 31; McLean, 54;
Blackburn. 2?: Pattison. 97; Stevenson,
; mir; l- JSryan, 2IB; not voting, io?.
The fomth ballot resulted: Blanc
tl; BoiesJ?; Matthews, 80; McLeai
3; Biyan, 380.
Brvau wis nominated on the fifth ba
>t, and ombotioii of Senator Turph
ie "nomimtiou wa.?! made uuauimoa.
he Ma? Irwin Maine In Ilryan's Kunnin;
CHICAGO July ll - Thc program f(
:ie fifth di^of the Democratic natiom
ouventiou included the nominatiu
penchas, ihe balloting for vice pres
ont, thefiiamiii?r of the notificatio
oinmituej, tho asseniblin.ij of the ni
ional conipitteo and probably the cle<
ion of a qbairman to conduct the can
As the liands of t ie clock pointed t
1 o'clock,'Cbairmui White, called th
ouveutid? to order. There were oui
bout 4.0)0 people in the Coiisouu
lore thaUhalf the gold delegates wei
resent, poutrary to the usual custon
he proceedings -were opened withor
iraycr. A few routine recommeudi
ions wer?!made before the names <
he vice presidential candidates wei
iresentod - Nominations for the vic
(residency, were then called for after
uotion offered by Senator Jones of A;
:ausas had been adopted limiting norn
lating speeches to five minutes each.
Voting'began amid great cou fnsioi
["hero was a large field of candidate,
Thc batd then struck np a lively ai:
vhile the'clerks footad up the first ba
ot. Thefresult as a.inouuced was :
Harrity, 21; Teller, 1; White, 1; Pa
ison, 2; Williams (Massachusetts), 7i
ilcLeau.JU; Clarke. 50; Sewell, 101
?.iblev, itv!; Fithian, 1; Daniel, 1
Bkmd, ?2; Blackburn, 20; Wilban
Blinois), 22; Boies, 20. Not voting, 25!
The Second ballot resulted: Sible:
13; Scweii. 37; McLean, 104; Willian
Massacdmsetts), 18; Blaud, 288; Clar?n
!2; Harr?, 21; Williams (Biiuoiss), I
:Jaltisou1 ?; not voting, 255. Total, 93i
The third ballot resulted: Blaud, 2b
McLean. 250; Sibley, 50; Sewell, 9
Williams (Mass ichusctts), 15; Harrie;
.9; Clarie-22; Pattison, 1; Daniel, 0; m
Arthur Scwall of Mnine was nom
tated for vice president on the fifi
lallot abd the cuuveutiou ad j o ur ut
1 r.i-fflii?f Dt-clnrft'i nt :-??r the Kr?-?? Coll
ng" nf Mir. r - yin,?.!.(liy Kor Ci.bi, ?"tc
1 'Ii IC A M ELE-W e, the Democrats <
:hc Uuked i-.tafc-s, in n.iti<m:U con ve i
don ussemhleii, tv? r.*-a flinn our rliay
ince to the essen liai principles of justit
md liberty up.m which <;nr ins:ita:lo
ire founded, and which Si.ft Democrat
iarty lins adv valed fr-?rn Jefferson
rimo ru i ur own-freedom of spoeel
freedom o? the pir.-s, freedom ot coi
?Cicnce, the preservation -if pera ?ii
rightgi tho ? quaiirv ot all eitiauus i**.'oi
:he Jawv au : rho ;.t:t-i."ui observai en i
[he cdiutfdu-atra? lintttuti ms. Durii:
di tuso yt', iv v.if Djm-A'.v.i?". pan/ In
csisted ?i1: rc:! ! ? nf selfish inteny
to ibo ce. nw A:: ?::u!i of ?rov-rnmoi
;v,w :.- and N? . i'.iU'.y in liutiiinod ti
int. .-riryof cl -- Cv. ti of g-ven
moat iMfablisii i hy th . :' ivei'-iv of th
republic* '..Tu- -v. U .;.:. -t* md.
J??ce n-J-l te.ic.ii'lgs thc ./.(:.;. p i rici p
jf ?CXM? J-CII' ;r .V ?tUI-U-lt :i:u< ? nl l.i i
Ue-t e.vp;-:?v.-i n it ti ? m unfein;;.--e ??
rights, ut tin* >Urt.s a.i.i ifs :is ?t.u t
t??e U'???P ?l y of cc? J'l v:\.' ::..? .. nor.
V?V'U":n:?us to liie ?;? ves- ct the pov
pr.--; ian:o i by lh.? cuii.-!.:?tri r,f ll
TJuitoa Siaics. Th' vousi; titrion of ti
Unii-'!.l Stute-gu-o-a-t'-^ .< t > every <.'?.!
soi: the) rights of civil a:;.1 ?c.igious li!
city; ?Tho Dem-?"title p.:vry ha : ulwa]
been the t-xp.ntm; of p v?rica berl
and roSpoo-j iieadom, and it reiw.vs i
obiir.M?i'-;:-: and ivnilirtns its dev -ri ru
th?s? fundamental principles of tho coi
MONEY QUESTION - Recognize
that the money question is paramoui
t-o all.0}hi\v? iit_this time, we invite a
stitutitiu names silver and poid ?og????i
os tho mouey metals of thc United State
and that tho first coinage law passed t
congress under the constitution mac
the silver dollar the monetary unit an
admitted gold to free coinage at a rat:
based upon tho silver dollar unit.
We declare that the act of 1873, ch
nivjuetiziiii: silver without tho knowledp
or the approval of the American poopl<
has resulted in tito appreciation of gol
and a corresponding fall in the prices c
commodities produced by the people;
heavy increase in the burden of taxafio
and of all debts, public and private; th
enrichment of tho money-Iendiug chu
at homo and abroad; the prostration c
industry and impoverishment of th
AGAINST GOLD STANDARD-W
are unalterably opposed to monomel
allism. which has locked fast tho pros
pcrity of au industrial people hi th
paralysis of hard time?. Gold moue
metallism is a British policy, and it
adoption has brought other nations int
financial servitude to London. It i
uot only un-American but anti-Auiori
?au, ami it can he fastened on th
United States only by tho stifling o
that spirit and love of liberty whicl
proclaimed our political indepoiideuci
in J 7 ? ii and won it in the war of the rev
FREE COINAGE DEM ANDED-W<
lemnud the five and unlimited cu nag?
Df both silver and gold at the presen
legal ratio of ll) to 1, without wai tin]
for the aid or consout of any other na
lion. Wo demand that the standarc
silver dollar shall bo a full legai tender
Banally with poid, for all debts, public
md private, and wo favor such litiga
timi ns will prevent for the future th(
iemonotizatiou of any kind of legal ton
ier money by private coutraot.
Wo are opposed to the policy and
practice of surrendering to the holdert
if the obligations of tho United Statet
ibo option reserved by the law to the
government of redeeming such obliga
tions in either silver coin or gold coiu.
AGAINST BOND ISSUES-We arc
jpposcd to thc issuing of interest beitr
ug bonds of tho United States in time
if peace and condemn the trafficking
ivith banking syndicates which, iii ex
maiige for bonds and at an enormous
profit to themselves, supply the federal
:rensury with gold to maintain the pol
ey of gold monometallism
Congress alone has the power to coin
md issue money, and President Jackson
leclarod that this power could not be
lelegated to corporations or individuals.
?Ve, therefore, denounce tho issuance
)f notes intended to circulate as money
>y national banks as in derogation of
;lie constitution; and we demand that
ill paper which is mudo a legal tender
for public and private debts, or which
s receivable for duos to the United
States shall be issufd by the govern
neut of the United Slates and tihall ba
.ed?emable Li coin.
A REVENUE TARIFF-We hold
hat tariff dnrh-s sh u!d be levied for
rrirposes of revenue, such duties tob:? so
id j usted ns to operate equally through
mt the country and uot discriminate bo
ween dasi or section, and that taxatioa
ihould be limited by tho needs of tba
fpvernmeut, honestly and economically
administered. We denounce as disturb
ng to business the Republican threat to
estore tho McKinley law. which has
wico been condemned by the peoplo in
lational election?, and which, enacted
inder thc false plea of protection to home
ndustrie.i, proved a prolific breeder of
rusts and monopolies, enriched the fc-w
it tho expensa of the many, restrict >d
rado and deprived tho producers of the
P'oat American staples of access to their
Until the money question is settled,
?vre are opposed to any agitation for fur
ther changes in our tariff laws, except
such as are necessary to meet the deficit
in revenue caused by the adverse de
cision of the supreme court ou the in
come tax. But for this decision by th?
supreme court, there would be no deficit
in flit revenue under the law passed by
a Democratic congress in strict pursu
ance of uniform decisions of that court
for nearly 100 years, that court having
in that decision sustained constitutional
objections to its enactment which had
previously been overruled by the ablest
judges who have ever sat on that bench.
We declare that it is the duty of con
gress-to uso all the constitutional power
which remains after that decision or
which may come from its reversal 1
the court as it may hereafter be con . :i
tuted. so that the burdens of toznriop
may oe equally and impartially laid, to
the end that wealth may bear its ..no
proportion of the expenses of the v
KEEP OUT PAUPERS - We 1. ?ld
that the most efficient way of pro
tecting American labor is to prevent
the importation of foreign pauper la
bor to compete with it in the home
market, and that the value of the b tue
market to our American farmers and
artisans is greatly reduced by a vi i -us
monetary system which depresses the
prices of their products below th- -wt
of production and, thus doprives them
of the means of purchasing the prc-J note
of our home manufaotories, uud as : nor
creates the wealth of thc eonutrv. wo
demand the passage ol' ?-nidi law* as
may bo necessary to protect it in .... its
We are in favor of arbitration o? in
ferences between employers onga.- >.i iu
interstate commerce and their em;: .yes
and recommend such legislation ..; is
necessary to carry out this priucip ?..
The absorption of wealth bj' th . few,
the consolidation of om- tcadiug railr ad
systems and tho formation of trust .:ud
pools require a stricter control L- the
federal government of those arte.- s of
commer?a We demand the enlarge
ment of the powers of tho inti', state
commerce commission amt such r ? fric
tions and guarantees in the conti->l of
railroads as will protect the people iroui
robberv and oppression.
REPUBLICAN WASTE - W--. de
nounce tile profligate wa re of mousy
wrung fr.?m tb.3 people by oppressive
taxation and the lavish appropriations
of receut Republican co.:piesses, which
have kept tax-s high, while the labor
that pays them is unemployed and the
products of the pate's t ?il nra do
pressed in prie-' till they r. ) longer repay
the cost of production.
We demand a return t > that simplic
ity aud econ? i:ny whidi befits ti Demo?
eratic governor*.it and a r.>.ln.?ciou iii
the number of ivs ve-- o!ti*es, thu sala
ries of which drain t.ic su ??anco of thu
FEDERAL 1NTEJI FE RE NOE -We
denounce arbitrary interference by fed
eral authorities in local affairs ::s a vio
lati?:: of thu con.tfitufciou of the United
State:; mid a crime asai-sr free instit u
lious. and we especially object to gov
enimout by injunctiou as a new and
highly dangerous form of oppression by
which federal judges, iu contempt of
the laws of Mio stares and right i ot eiti
zeus, become at ouco legislators, ju-lg?s
and executioners, and we approvo the
bill passed at the last session of tlie
United States semite and now pending
in the house of representatives, relativ j
to contempts iu f?deral courts, and pro
viding trials by jury in certain cases of
No discrimination should be indulged
by the government of the United States
in favor of its debtors.
- -rnS^uajr?yjo _the refusal of the Fifty
road funding bill and deuouuce"?n1?
efforts of tho present Republicau con
gress to enact a similar measure.
AS TO PENSIONS-Recognizing th?
just claims of deserving union soldiers,
we heartily indorse the rule of the pres
ent commissioner of pensious, that no
name shall be arbitrarily dropped from
the peusion roll, and the fact of enlist
ment and .service should be deemed cou
clusive evidence against disease and dis
ability before enlistment.
NEW STATES-We favor the ad
mission of the territories of New Mex
ico, Oklahoma and Arizona into the
Union as states, and we favor the early
admission of all the territories havi?ig
the necessary population and resources
to entitle them to statehood, and while
they remain territories we hold that the
officials appointed to administer the gov
ernment of any teritory, together with
the District of Columbia and Alaska,
should be bona fide residents of the ter
ritory or district in which their duties
are to be performed.
The Democratic party believes in home
rule, and that idl public lands of the
United States should be appropriated to
tho establishment of free homes for
We recommend that tho territory of
Alaska be grauted a delegate in con
gress, and that the general land and
timber laws of the United States be ex
tended to said territory.
THE MONROE DOCTRINE -The
Monroe doctrine, as originally declared
and as interpreted by succeedl.'g presi
dents, is a permanent part of the for
eign policy of the United States and
must at all times be maintained.
SYMPATHY FOR CUBA-We ex
tend our sympathy to the people of
Cuba in her heroic struggle for liberty
TENURE OF OFFIOE-We are op
posed to life ' ?nure in the public ser
vice. We isivor appointments based
upon merit, fixed terms of office and such
au administration of tho civil service
laws as will afford equal opportunities
to all citizens of ascertained fitness.
We declare it to bo the unwritten law
of this republic, established by custom
and usage of 100 years and sanctioned
by the examples of the greatest and
wisest of those who founded and have
maintained our government, that no
man should bo eligible for a third term
for the presidential office.
IMPROVE WATERWAYS - The
federal government should care for and
improve the Mississippi river and other
groat waterways of the republic so as to
secure for tho interior states cheap and
easy transportation to tidewater. When
any waterway of the republic is of suffi
cient importance to need aid from the
government, such aid should be ex
tended upon a definite plan of continu
ous work until permanent improvement
SUBMITTED-Confiding in the jus
tico of our cause and t ho necessity of its
success at the polls, we submit the fore
going d?clar?t! n of principles and pur
poses to the considerate judgment of tho
American pe rnio. We invite the sup
port of all citizens who approve them
and who desire to have them made ef
fective through legislation for the relief
of the pu .pi., j;-id r!ie restoration of the
Gen. A. J. Warner, President of
the Bimetallic Union, says thc
union will issue an address Mon
day calling on all silver ni'Mi !"
BUpporl the ticket and plat form nf
tho Dem ocra I ic convent ion just ad
Bills ol sale and liens for rent and
advances, also, mortgages of real es
t?t?, for .sa|e at this office.
DF THE CONDITION OF THE BANK
OF EDGEFSELD, S. C.,
At the Close o? Business on the 30th of Ju ne 1896.
yonn* and Discounts,
afe and Furniture,
teal Estate Hid B'lik. BJ'dj
hie from other Banks,
'ash : n Vault,
$117,003.95 I individual Deposits,
1.11648; Undivided Profits,
Due other Banks,
5TATE OK SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUKTY OF EDGEFIELD.
I, E. J. Mini?, Cashier ci' ibo Bunk of Edgrfield, do rob milly
iwear that the above statement is Irue to the best of- my knowledge
E. J.MIMS, Cashier.
Sworn to before me this the 80th of June 1896, O. Sheppard [L. s.]
!sot. Pub., S. C.
Wc hereby certify tha' we have examined the books and counted
hh monev in"the vault and find tho within report correct.
A. S. TOMPKINS,
julv 7-'90. FINANCE COMMITTEE.
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