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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION
To the democratic
State of Iowa:
There will be a delegate convention
ol the democrats of Iowa held in the
city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thurs
day, August 16,1900, at 10 o'clo'ck a. m,
for the purpose of placing iu nornina
-tion a candidate for each of the follow
Secretary of state.
iAuditor of state.
Treasurer of state. /,
Attorney general. J"
Judge of the supreme court. -y
Two electors at large.
One' elector for each congressional
•district, and for the transaction of such
other business as may properly come
before said convention.
All democratic conservative reform
citizens of the State of Iowa, irrespec
live of past political associations and
ifkrenees, who can unite, in the effort
ifor pure, economical and constitutional
government, and who favor the repub
lic and are opposed to the empire, are
•cordially invited to join us in sending
•delegates to the convention.
The basis of representation in said
convention, will be as follows: Two
•votes for each county, and one addition
al vote tor each 200 votes or fractipn of
II00 or over, cast for Fred E. White for
governor at the general election held
November 7, 1899. The representation
to which the counties of the Eighth
•district of Iowa will be entitled is as
Union .. 11
G. A. HUFFMAN,
.Cfr'in. Democratic State Cent. Com.
A. E JACKSON,Secretary.
In Webster Davis's withdrawal from
tbe republican party and entrance into
the ranks of democracy there were re
vealed a single minded devotion to prin
ciple and a nobility of soul making sac
rifice preferable to stultification, which
is good and wholesome for humanity to
As this earnest young Missourian de
elated, in his speech before the Demo
cratic National Convention in Kansas
City, he has nothing to hope for in the
wayot peisonal political profit or future
party distinction from his change of
party. The office under the McKinley
administration, which he resigned when
his plea-for recognition of the justice of
tbe Boer cause fell unheeded on Mr. Mc
Kinley's ears, is bigger than any the
democratic: party can give him. Hi?
former party associates will now revile
and upbraid him aB a renegade. His
place in the democratic ranks will be an
humble place. He has cut
promised to be a brilliant public creer,
bis reason being that bis love of liberty
forbade his remaining in a party which
sanctioned the crushing of liberty.
Missouri democrats and members of
that fine old party throughout the whole
Union should take Webster Davis by
tbe hand and welcome bin to their
ranks as a blood-brother. Thcmanisa
born democrat. The fiber of sound
Americanism is in his soul. He has tes
tified to his democracy and to his Amer
icanism as the martyrs of old testified
to their faith.
THE MENACE OF THE TRUSTS.
^len who did not think the question
important 1896 are now convinced that
the private monopoly has reached pro
portions where it is dangerous to the
political as well as the industrial wel
fare of the nation.
As various branches of industry are
prosing into the hands of a few great
/magnates, the consumer of finished
^products, the wage earner and the pro
ducer of raw material, all realise that
the evils of a landed aristrocracy are
small in comparison with the evilB of
the threatened industrial despoUsm.
The German voters are all against
'imperialism and militarism, and any
policy which Involves the expenditure
•of nearly half a billion dollars within
vo years upon the army. Most ot
them have hail too much of this sort of
•thing at home.
'The call for the democratic atate con
/vention to be held at Cedar Rapids ap
pears in this issue- of THE REPORTER.
JThe date is August 18.
It iajtb? republic against, empire this
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
ww «**ma »owpt» oo.. wn YOOK.
GERMANS FOR BRYAN.
Col. Joseph Eiboeck, of Des Moines, The Chicago Chronicle: The Phila
editor of the Iowa Staats-Ansseiger, the delpbia platform was foreshadowed in
official organ of the German voters of nearly every particular days ago, as in
Iowa, announces that this year he will deed it might have been a month ago
support Bryan and Stevenson. In 1890
Col. Eiboeck 'refused to support tbe
Bryan ticket. He says: "I am a
democrat. Whenever it is possible
will support the democratic ticket.
This year it is not only possible
but the duty of every American voter
to support Bryan and Stevenson.
I am not an advocate of the free-coinage
of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 but that
issue has been practically laid aside.
The Kansas City platform makeB imper
ialism the leading issue and all who are
opposed to imperialism and militarism
can easily unite in support of the dem- fetich in particular.
am an r\. 1 ft MAM S l-H ..
ocratic platform!" I am not an admirer There iB jubilant boasting of the won
of Mr. Bryan, although I consider him a ders wrought by this republican con
strong man. I have lived in Germany, gress through the instrumentality of the
where I have seen its evils. We have gold standard act. Accompanying this
already increased our standing al-my to is a characteristically vague promise of
hold conquered islands in subjection
How long will the present number be ing-needs
sufficient, and will it not be necessary to
send more soldiers to the Phili ppines
in a short time? I do not believe in a
policy of imperialism. Militarism is re
pulsive to me. I cannot support the re
publican ticket this fall for these reasons.
I regard the money question as settled
practically for the next six years, and
there you are, Of two evils I shall
choose the lesser, and shall suoport the
Colonel Eiboeck has traveled exten
sively during recent weeks in the interest favor, because it was such a wretched
ot his book. He has been in Burlington,
Ft. Madison and other eastern Iowa
cities, and in Chicago. Asked in regard
to tbe political feeling among German
Americans he saiJ: ''What I have said
regarding my own attitude represents
the general sentiment of German-Amer
icans. They are opposed to McKinley*
ism, imperialism, and militarism. They
will vote for Bryan and Stevenson this
fall, believing the monetary issue to be
settled for the present at least. Almost
unanimously the German-Americana
.who voted for McKinley in 1896 will
vote for Bryan and Stevenson this fall."
A SERIOUS FACT.
That Mr. Bryian is a very serious per
son to deal with in politics is plainly in
evidence every day. The great thunder
ing party organs of the east have learn
ed to fear and respect the man they
once spoke of as the "boy orator of the
Platte," and the versatile humorists ad
mirably apt in detecting the humorous
of its own cou&in, the ridiculous, in
public men, is baffled by this strong
personality in love with right, even to
the verge of fanaticism, and no more a
subject for ridicule than the other
Washington of an older day. In this
man nof? the choice of millions of free
men, and rwell worthy of tbe distinction,
wit seeks' in vain for a mark against
which to direct its polished shaft and
humor, teapecting nothing that it can
laugh at, throws down its dart, and
seeks an opening in the armor of some
less impervious persons. To have such
a standard bearer at a time when red
Moloch seems about to loose his dogs
and plunge the world in war, is a cir
cumstance whose great significance will
be seen more plainly as the great crisis
comes nearer. Contrast, if you will,
this chief of democracy, brave, un
wavering, solemn and conscientious,
with that semblance of a man, selected
solely because at Canton in the day of
his greatest gloom, there came to him
an evil spirit and strong, who said, if
you will but fall down and worship me,
and serve the spirits that are of my
kind, I will lift you up and place you
on the uttermost pinacle of Ambition's
earthly tower, and the tried and troubled
spirit, weak and weary, heard the al
luring promise, and listening was
charmed, and being charmed, fell like
Lucifer, never to rise again, and the
his hands between his knees and prom
ise to be his man forever. If yon can
prefer the peon to the freeman, th? un
stable and changeable, to the firm and
conscientious, tbe timid exponent oi
wavering expediency to tbe champion
of openly expressed principles, then
cast your ballot for him who "is every-'
thing at times, and nothing long" and
nia L!_ 1_ a •. S ...
«w. uuwiug luug ana
to men who love himmoat for the prin- -v—•~
ciples he represents and the wrongs he for its complete destruction,
Then why stop taking
Keep taking fb:. wll! heal your
The Chicago Chronicle:
Any fairly intelligent observer of
political events might have written its
substance as long ago as when it came
to be pretty well understood that action
on the Nicaragua canal, shipping boun
ties, trusts and other "loaded" ques
tions was to be postponed to more con
There is, of course, a terrible arraign
ment of the democratic party and glori
fication of the superhuman wiBdoin and
virtue of the republican party.
There ie adoration of the holy pro
tective tariff in general and the Dingley
enough of the very best kind of "vary
money to suit everybody,
but no hint of how it is to be provided.
There is a renewed promise of a
transisthmian canal to be constructed,
owned, controlled and defended by the
There is a promise to build up Amer
ican shipping in the foreign trade. But
there is dead sHence as to how it is to
be done, where the platform of 1890
boldly proposed to restore the old plan
of discriminating duties which not even
the republicans ever before ventured to
failure during the long period when it
was tried. Courage to approve of boun
ties was wanting.
There is abundance of wise and deli
cate discrimination between beneficent
and laudable trusts on tbe one hand
and wicked and odious ones on the
other, and beautifully indefinite prom
ise to plav Jack the Giant Killer with
the latter, while nursing the former in
to luxuriant growth.
To catch, the workingmeh tiiereare
grave declarations in favor of manifold
legislation which is warranted to secure
the greatest amount of employment at
the highest wages.
There is a tearful sympathy with the
people of the Transvaal "republic,"
with a hope that they will emerge from
their struggle with Great Britan pretty
soon in one shape or another, heaven
bless them, and a wink thrown to Lord
Salisbury with the other eye.
And finally, as to imperialism, there
is abundant promise of redeeming con
gressional pledges in the case of Cuba,
with no very broad hint of mental res
ervation, and there is fine talk of giving
our beloved Philippines all the self-gov
ernment they can stand at the earlieBt
moment and more when they can stand
Between the lines we read that all
thisis^meant to hit if it is a deer and
miss if it iB a calf that is to say, accord
ing as the supreme court may say that
the constitution does or does not follow
the American flag and soyerignty.
As a whole tbe platform is a per
functory affair. On the burning ques
tions of attnonoply and imperialism it
is vague enough to catch 'em a-going
and a-coming, and even on Bilver there
is a gentle word for the brethren in the
mountains—the same old word "inter
national" which did service four years
|rHE REPUBLICAN RECORD."
The republican party once declared
its opposition to **all combinations of
capital." It has become the exponent
and defender .ot capital in all its forms
tihe protector of every political evil that
has arisen slope the war to assail or
menacii the welfare of the citizen.
Occe solemnly declaring "the main-
_B—, tenance of the principles of the declar-
tempter, now the master, made him put ation of independence and embodied in
the federal constitution to -be essential
to the. preservation of our republican in
stitutions." It now maintains the right
to govern subject peoples by the sword.
.Once declaring the people by tradi
tion and interest to favor bimetallism
and -^condemning the policy of the
democratic administration in its effort
de^netize silver," it now renounces
us .. that ancient dactrii aid claims credit
There was a time when it put its trust
th'the people. Since then it has put
tUe people in its trust. There was a
time when its standards were lofty and
innobling. Its only standard now-is
raradard oil. Its battle-cry years ago
and the Union." If due
cjredit be given to one of its modern
leaders, ita motto for 1900 is "Gold and
Tbat plot to assassinate McKinley, re
ogn£ly uneartbpd by some of nia hench
man' was a little previous.^ The sym
THE SOLD DEMOCRATS.
The gold democrats are .returning to
the fold. The majority 'of them are
satisfied with the regular democratic
ticket this year, and, believing that
the money issue is no J. onjrer alive one,
will take an active part ii^the campaign
on newer and what they 'believe to be
at this time more important issues—
anti-imperialism and anti-trhsts. v-
Tbe New York Journal .has secured
PLATFORM, expressions of opinion on the ticket
and platform from gold democratic
leaders all over the country. Some
few of them still stick to their own
ideal and declare their dissatisfaction,
but the most of tbem express their de
termination to work heartily for the
election of Bryan and Stevenson and
against McKinleyism. Following are
some of the opinions:
liegarding die aiuiuae/ of the gold
democrats toward the democratic tick
et, Judge Thomas A. Morgan, a promi
nent gold democrat, SBid:
"In my opiiiiqn, the gold democrats
generally will support the democratic
ticket. The fact that the silver plank
has been inserted in the platform will
not at'ect the gold democrats, who
favor Bryan and Stevenson. They feel
that the silver issue is dead and cannot
be revived, although it has been given
a place in the platform."
Here are some opinions by Illinois
Herman Vanderploeg, lawyer, a Mc
Kinley man four years ago: "I shnli
support the Bryan ticket. The 16-to-l
plank will not cut inuclKfigure during
John P. Hopkins, former mayor and
gold democrat: "I am in line. Silyer
is no longer an issue, and we are all
going to be in line."
Roger Sullivan, gold democrat: -'The
ticket is an enviable one. The domina
tion of Mr. Bryan was of conrse, in
evitable, and Mr. Stevenson is an ideal
candidate. He will satisfy the conserv
uliusGolkzier, democratic leader of
the city council, gold democrat, and a
prominent German-American: "Bryan
and Stevenson will go before'the coun
try as the representatives of a principle
that is as old as the nation. They will
fight the same battle that Washington
and Jefferson fought over 100 years
Sigmund Seisfer: "I was a gold dem
for McKinley. This vear I have decided
to support the democratic ticket and
vote for Bryan and Stevenson."
At least 90 per cent, of the gold dem
ocrats of Indiana will support Bryan
this year. This is a conservative esti
mate made by the chairman of the dem
ocratic state committee and by mem
bers of the gold organization. There
will be no state organization or ticket.
The gold democrats express themselves
as being well pleased with, the nomina-
LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1900.1® REPORTER SfiRIES VOL. XXY. NO. 47
tion of Bryan and Stevenson and the
platform adopted, and say that they
will work for the democratic success
'I belive one-half of the Palmer-Buck
ner vote will support the Kansas City
nominees on account of the imperialistic
tendency of the McKinley administra
tion and its failures to legislate on the
the trusts. The other half of that vo£e
believe will remain at home on elec
tion day."w^ H. D. WINTON."
Gold Democratic Leader.
In the coming presidential election
there will be comparatively few Vir
gin^ democrats who 'will withhold al
legiance from their party on account of
tbe free silver plank. Most of ihe gold
men will not take the course they took
last election. ,M
The gold democratic party iu Ken.
tucky disintegrated. Some of the lead
ers, notably General Buckner, W. P. 0.
Breckinridge and R. W. Knott, will
probably oppose Bryan. Senator Lind
say will take no part in the cam
Henry Watterson and probably the
majority of the gold democrats will sup
port Bryan on the ground that the
silver issue is hopelessly dead despite
the 16 to 1 declaration. -,,
It is very probable that the gold dem
ocrats will support the ticket nominated
in Kansas City. Leading newspapers
in this state unfavorable to the silver
plank are advising democrats to sup
port the ticket. The majority for Bryan
and Stevenson will be larger than it was
four years ago.
The attitude of the gold men toward
tbe new democratic ticket has not de
veloped fully. If there is any antago
nism it will not crystalize into an overt
demonstration, such as the Paltner
Buckner ticket. There will be no open
opposition and probably a great deal
of quiet co-operation from them, for
they believe fully in Bryan's honesty
and in the capability of Stevenson.
The republicans are wailing over
their platform. As originally written
it was stalwart, jingoish and sopho
morical. It lauded McKinley with
that extravagant praise which is al
ways the keenest ridicule. But sorne
ancffiiaa^^^iBlimp and starchiess as
a delegate's shirt collar in a national
convention in a hot country.
The surplus revenue for the year that
ended on Saturday last will exceed
$80,000,000. It is due to unrepealed
war taxes, voted tor a war that ended
nearly two years ago. Meanwhile the
expenses of the war department have
increased $86,000,000 and of the navy
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After reading the platform Mr. Bryan
dictated the following statement and
"1 am very much gratified to learn of
the adoption of a platform which is clear
and explicit on every question. The
controversy over the silver plank was
not a controversy between men who dif
fered in principle, but rather a differ
ence of opinion as to the best method of
stating the question.
"If we only had democrats to deal
with a simple reaffirmation would have
been sufficient, but we have to deal with
the republicans as well as democrats,
and some of the republicans would mis
construe a leaffirmation and endeavor
to twist it—into an evasion or aban
donment of the silver question.
"Our appeal is to the patriotism and
conscience ot the people, and we must
take tbem into our confidence if we ex
pect them to have confidence in us.
Our platform deals honestly and fear
lessly with every question before the
public, and since we have nothing to
explain we can spend all our time in
assaults upon republican policies.
"The industrial trusts have alarmed
uiany who were not with us in our fight
against the money trust in 1896. We
shall not disappoint them we shall not
cease our efforts until every private
monopoly is destroyed!
"Imperialism appeals to many as the
most dangerous of evils now menacing
our country. It involves not only a
change in our ideas of government hut a
return to the militarism of the old world.
No matter how men may differ as to the
relative importance of the-question now
before the country, every one must rec
ognise that! an economic evil can be cor
rected moie easily than one which at
tacks the foundations of government.
If we adhere to the principle that gov
ernment is a thing made by the people
for themselves, the people can in time
remedy every wrong, but if that princi
ple is once surrendered the people are
powerless to redress any grievance.
"Six and one-half millions supported
the Chicago platform in 1896 like a solid
wall against the trusts and against im
perialism. If ten percent, of those who
by voting the republican ticket brought
the present dangers upon the country
will but join with us now this nation will
once more become the champion of lib
erty and inspiration to the. oppressed
.everywhere. WILLIAM J. BBYAN."
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large as that of a number of the terri
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four years ago. This is only one
many promises which for reasons best
known to themselves they have failed
to realize. Oklahoma will be one of the
first states admitted under the Bryan
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