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Declarations In The Platform

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The platforjn has this to say on the silver qjestioc: Wb reafBrrn the following portion of the seventh plank of the nation Democratie convention: 'We hold to the use of both gold and silver as the Standard money of the country, and to the coinage of both gold and silver, without discrimination again3t either metal or charge for mintage; but the dollar unit of coinage of both metáis must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value, or be adju3ted by international agreement, or by such safeguards of Iegi6lation as shall insure the maintenance of the parity of the two metals, and the equal power of every dollar at all times in the market and payment of debts; and we demand that the paper curreney shall be kept at par with and redeemable in such coin. ' The minority report was an out-andout free-coinage-at-16-to-l plank, "without any frills." On other points the platform endorses the ttiriff legislation of the last congress; favors the popular eleotion of United States senators; favors jast and liberal pensions to veterans of the civil war; opposes trusts and monopolies; demands non-partisau control of state institutions, and denounces the mulct law, declaring it unfair, hard on property owners, and that it compromisos the honor of the state in declaring the sale of liquors a crime and condoning the crime ! fora money consideration; demands a local option high license law and a law permitting the manufacture of liquora in the state. The new state central committee was chosen as follows: First district, George S. Smith, Vanderburg; second, C. S. Rauck, Johnsou; Third, Robert O'Day, Bremer; Fourth, John Foley, New Hamptou; Fifth, M. R. Jackson, Cedar; Sixth, C. A Walsh, Wapello; Seventh, Henry Reigel nmn, Polk; Eighth, Ed Curry, Leon; NiDth, John E. McGuire, Audubon; Tentb, J. McCarthy, Greene; Eleventh, T. D. Higgs, Buena Vista.


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