The Lincoln independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1895-1896, September 27, 1895, Image 4
Weekly Independent The Official Populist Paper. fl.jt) PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ISSUED EVEKY FRIDAY.' If KI IIY 111 ( Kl.VS, I'ulilMior. FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 1805. Entered at the pout oflice of Lincoln, Neb., as (second class mail matter. People's Independent State Ticket ' For Hupiume Judge, SAMUEL MAXWKLL. Urgent r State University, J AS. lI.IiAYSTOX, ELLA V. I'KATTIK. The People' Independent County Ticket. For Jintrict Judge: a. s. Tin i; Errs. II. F. JtOK. ,J. 0. .McNKHNEV, For Clerk of District Court: KL1AS HAKKIt. Vor Sheriff: FJIKI) MI IX Kit. .Ar Treasurer: For County Clerk- ilKQMlK if. WALTKI.'S. For Comity Judge; , CJEUHOK W. UEKGF.. For County Superintendent: JOHN (J. SIIKLFi. For Coroner: L. W. LOWHV. For County Coinmissiier: It. E. UICIIAttDSOX Assessors: First Ward, T. E. CONN ELL V. Third Ward, C. 0. MJLLOCK. Fourth Ward: 0. A.COOK. Fifth Ward, A. C. SIIKKJCK. .Sixth Ward, J' W. EMBEHSON, Seventh Ward, W. T. HuLOFSOX For Constables: JOirXMEANOU. J. V. TRAVIS. WILLIAM CIIINX. For Justice of the Peace: S. JI.IAMS. 1 E MG K W, JiL A K E. NOTICE. i ins paper will not advocate any doctrine not contained in the Omaha platform. Communications on economic themes advocating theories not contained in that plat lorm cannot be published in the iNDKPENfJKNT. Write us how the cause pros pers in your community. That it is a very dangerous thing for a republican to take a bath, is proved by the expericne of John M. Thurston out in Ida' o. "That commodities would rise or fall in proportions to the in crease or diminution of money, I assume as a fact, that is incontro vertible. " K icardo. Hekk's to the principles of the Omaha platform and death and de struction to the issues that would destroy it. Editors of Nebraska, join us in the toast. Tin: dough faced, Wall street re publican editors are now lorced to advocate a partizan judiciary. They say the populist advocacy of a nonparti.an judiciary is worst; than the free silver lunacy. Tiik Lincoln Herald, the rump democratic gold bug organ, pre fcents to its readers a large tut of Thomas C. Carter, chairman ot the national committee of the re publican paity for its first poitrait ! distinguished men. Wt are glad to see that Walt Mason has thoroughly r formed. There jt indisputable evidence of it. It has always been said that Walt did 1. is best writing when dnmk. Hit etlusion m the Statu Journal khow that he ha 1. . it MiU'f quite a Jong time. SnI Judge MavwtU" at eipt- m e the republican ringsu t .no busily engaged Hying lo toiinne i llul it it disgiau: (or a citt. cn in vote tor any uuu who ha Ikm-ii a republican. i.y.(y in very jxp they intet, "you'll hac 10 vote lor a it ptiph. an" as if ii wiM' an ait that would bung t-M t lasting dugrat , On' ye laritu'i and planter ol tho South nd Went, o out lo the turn and weep, wad and howl for mi hour, destitution it mar at bn John Sherman' ii"ive has (alien in low itw,titi,tMtt. Again, oar tfohku gtnli being tar tied away to Kngland. a Utile at a timr. Ww! Wort Woe! JUDGE MAXWELL ACCEPTS. The letter of acceptance of Judge I Maxwell, published in anothe r column, will meet with the appro bation of every citizen of this state iwho is not in favor of a partian judiciary. The letter is full of aphorisms which will become a household words in Nebraska, like the follow ing: The business of the atate muni iw conducted on business principle! and the same degree of Integri ty and accountability required on In u tlritt class nilTato buRluesi establishment, and It aeciiis to me court should tlx that as the standard. A party should be made to feel that lurccny from the atateUaa culpable as If committed again! a private Individual. To light the election of Judge Maxwell, the gold bug editors must take the position that a partizan judiciary is to the best interests of the state, that tho affairs of the state must not be conducted in a businesslike manner and that lar ceny from the state is not culpa ble. That is what has been the prac tice of the republican ringsters in this state for the last ten years. Hut to fight Judge Maxwell they must publicly defend it. Judge Maxwell is the most dis tinguished lawyer this state has ever had. He is easily the super ior in legal learning of any man now on the bench, and he says: 1 accept the nomination In the spirit in whit li it la tendered, and if elected judge I will perform my tiutiea faithfully, fearlessly and Impartially to nil alike, and to the belt of my ability enforce and so cure the right of every one, What more can any honest voter ask ? THE JOURNAL ABD MR, OHAfiEY. A cause that must continually rely upon false statements as its only defense is weak indeed, livery at tempt that the State Journal makes to discuss economic questions, is filled with what the writer must know are falsehoods. In its dis cussion with ueo. K. Chanev o'. Beatrice it says: The Journal again repeats, the greenback, the liver certificate, the al.vcr dollar, the half dollar and quarter In Ave dollar lota are not "fifty cent dollar" today, because they clve Hold for their face at the, subtrcas ury. on demand. The State Journal knows that it printed an unqualified falsehoods when it said that the subtreasury will give gold for silver dollars on demand. Secretaries Foster, Win don and Carlisle have in official documents all stated that there was no law and no practice of the treasury authorizing the redemp tion of silver dollars and it had never been done. As late as August 25, 1895 the acting secretary of the treasury in the absence of Mr. Carlisle wrote a letter which has been widely pub lished in which he says:: Silver certificate are according to their terms redeemed by the government In silvcrdollaraouly, while the latter, being standard coin of the United Htatca, are not redeemable In any other form of money . Any man with a grain and a half of common sense knows, that if the treasurer should announce that he would redeem silver dollars in gold, the treasury could not stand the strain six hours. The silver dollar is "fiat" money and is "sound money" at par with gold because it is legal tender for all debts public and private, unless otherwise provided in the contract, and is received by the United States in payment of taxes, duties and all other obligations. That is the reason ami tho only reason that it is as good as gold, for with a gold dollar you can dp no more, unless you owe a debt specifically payable in gold and made so by a written contract. PROFOUNDLY SCIENTIFIC. The gold bug democrats have resurrected the old Lincoln Herald and installed their candidate for dis trict clerk, J. G. 1 Hihkrbrand as editor. To the discussion of the great economic problems now attracting the attention of the American people, it a Ids one arti cle. This scholarly addition to the cuiicnt discussion is as follows: llilmihj;tlic tulur of the dollar will m ier i fl. il th diffi n-nce U twreu the value of ; oiniii,litl, . For this addition to economic science the world should begratt-ful. So profound is the remark, the Imi h t r confesses that it is unable lo coinpn lu nd it. Hues the learned editor wi.h lo intinute that the free ilvir men whom it is etablisl.i d to hghl want to tK stroy the dillerotue in the !ti9 of com tnoditie by free tuiiugc and nuke pumpkins ol ust the same value a gold bogs. Moth are t omimnhtii's (or tkile 011 thematic!. Hat bean 1 t .ith.it 111 , an wants lo t quali, c tin value 1. 1 the two by the !m f .illume o siUri at lh- lalio of id lo 1 without thctonsent o' any ctht r nation on cnh? Water n a tomiMsd.t) in l.tmoln for the p-o plo have l buy il ol ihe watc? company. lo this U armd kviitlcmau want to tquahe (he ahif ol waur and whiokrv with a do!ai the Baltic of whuhisii'i I,-, la, i, This M(r. iitauicd Clrtdand political rcono my is a little loo dr. p t-i ordinary mortal. No one but a banket and h afotsiid learned cd.toi ati un drrstand it, it is u profatnl!y M It lUltiC. BAIL IT TO THE MAfeT. There should be authority lodged somewhere, in some committee or body of true and tried populists to designate which are populists pa pers of this state authorized to speak for the populist party. Very great injury is being done to the party and the cause it represents by the course of some editors, claiming to publish populist papers who are not now, and never have advocated the principles contained in the Omaha platform, but on the Contrary, give their columns over to the advocating of schems entire ly outside of that platform and di rectly opposed to the fundamental principles therein laid down. As an example of this kind of distructive work, last week a sheet of this kind, which claims to be a middle of the road populist paper, devoted over three columns of its first page to the theory of the total abolishment of interest, when the Omaha platform especially provides for interest and fixes the rate. Hut this was not the worst of it by any means. Two columns of its third page, under the head lines: "Truth Tersely Told. A populist who is not afraid to tell the truth speaks out plainly." It makes a di rect attack upon the whole financial system as laid down in the Omaha platform. Here is an extract from it. It will lie "uercoivt-d that the demand for an in- creuxe in the currcucy finds it greutest expression In the agricultural states, seemingly for this reason: The decline In orlcea of airririiltnnil nrnrinctu la simultaneous with the destruction of the legal ten der and the demonetization of diver. It i ' in ferred from this that the contraction of currency is the cause of the full of prices. I donotbeliva that this I the real reason. The reason, la more likely to he found In the enormously increased capacity to produce, There is a column and a half of that kind of talk which can be found originally, almost word for word, in the cold butr speeches de livered in the United States senate during the silver session, by John Sherman, Hoar, Hawley, Mcl'her-j son, Gray, Palmer and their kind. The editor of the Inekpknoknt can nev-ei be made to believe that that sort of writing is not paid for, and well natd for hv flip hanl-c ! well paid for bv the banks. Turning to page six of this same "populist" paper we find two full columns from Keir Hardy, the gold bug agitator sent over here by the Rothschilds and the bank of Eng land, who goes through the coun try denouncing the populist party as a fraud and advocating that kind of socialism which is pure commun ism, and who was so fiercely de nounced by old Gov. Waite. That paper calls itself a populist paper and is drawing money for its support from populists, while it lavs the foundation for the over throw of every principle contained in the Omaha platform, It is time the editors in this state who have been defending the Omaha platform come down on this sort of treason to our princi ples and make it so odious, that the man guilty of it would not dare show his head in a populist crowd. If we are to win in this campaign, or any future campaign, the victory will be gained upon the basis of the fundamental principles of the Omaha platform. We would like to see every editor in the United States.who is heart and soul a popu list, put up at the mast head the sign that the Imucpkmiknt floats. This paier will not advocate any doctrine not contained In the Omaha platform, (.'omtiiiiiiiea ....... ..... ... ....,. nm tmti,,i 111. 1. Minimi mi H 1 lions on economic themes advocatim; theories not contained lu that platform niuiot be puhl.li.hcd in j "'"(rT' ,1 r, ( v Meantime the popuhs s of Ne- b askawhowan a populist paper at the state capital, which does not hit its columns with communism, and every other ism that has a tendency to ruin the cause of re- torm ami help the Cleveland Sher Hint fftinliinr f r driv-A all rnenrtitiln : ami respectable voters aw ay from us, can send then subscriptions 1 and their money to the I ndhkn 1"v' OCAlM.D8TATi:8Sti:N. Tin vi.r.-tarv rtl i... v ...... i. t tin mi ruary 01 tiie .Navy last week invited proposals for the t on- sa nction of two addional steel clad battle ships to cost ,.),.H,fHi,. each .elusive ol the lug K"s and othti aimatmm. When Imish. d thev will not t ost less than to.. Hio.tMi, Adam Smith m Ins - ' Wtallli ot Nation s,,iy t (hat all . wrauii tomes out ot tin? atth and j we wid have to thlw in the soil and fane ll wheat, oats, t orn and i totto-i that will pay li.at io.o v , h.. It will only take nt...iss.,iXNi bushrlsuf oat. .iH.,o".t,ihm pounds of ttitlon, and wht at in ot i itiou Iw-irJl". Hh,H '"'"W' n.anomnd o give ,t ! jmj , 4Moinc,,,' wral and toil we have paid it, tmrl,.n wmtt-t that would' . ' . ., !whathav welor.t Twtlh,g wafieally hint, about the diM rt.il ! ,ht' ,t"'.,,! M,Vr nJ r,,otl 10 u,,et 1 mat him (hat mav b- irndcitd drunkeniies, 1,1 tU saloons and fiom the spousibb- bou Isnu u worthies 111 an hour by the gt um touinutt. 1 tooun. vl the hoti. and "I the dt lupient oliu ial. c. Vtnie inventor, and lor whu h, M nati; and tl wouldnt lake it Ir w day a t the i ily kiijih il. ( r.ir, ..ep .1. ;, x lnAht lulled ,,,ctc prompt ciivt luluM!. I he ,nnt ; ulM ubt r bv Itaud. lo im them . .... who have done Hot. ilo.i,. . ,11 i ... .1... ,1 .1 . srfoi, lot tl lolle ol ll lily . tin iiiselve Mad unit n. iu n, . . un out ihuig tanU H twrt i uat,dl,4pp,. d.hn.p,.ntub tlitirr. I Twflty. etrta'nll Jar uary THE FREMOKT C0N3PIRIT0R3. The sound money reform club made a monthly report on Aug. 29. After reporting an expenditure of $45,000, this remarkable passage occurs: We note however at Fremont, Nebraska, C'orsi caiiu, TexM, at St. Louis, and at Boston aocia tlons have been doing importaut and expensive work to nuch an extent as in a large measure to re lieve ns of responsibility and permit us to offer in steadof ask co-operation. This will be astounding news to the citizens of Nebraska. An eastern gold bug agency located at Fremont, spending such large sums to fasten the gold standard upon us that the enormous expenditure of the New York reform club is only auxilliary thereto and relieving them of responsibility. It is about time the true patriots of this state woke up to the awful responsibilities of the fight for freedom that is now upon us. The only thing that the reform club has to fear in this state is the populist party and the above item shows that there is an organ ized effort of eastern gold bugs to crush it, backed by unlimited quan tities of money. Little did the honest farmer as he followed his plow or the merchant who stood behind his counter for the last few months trying to make an honest living think, that there was located at Fremont a band of eastern and foreign conspirators, laying plans to capture the farm of the one through foreclosed mortgages, and ruin the other through impoverish ment of his customers. Citizens of Nebraska, there is an awful fight ahead of us. It is fool ish to underestimate a foe. The money power intends to cauture this state and hold it to the gold standard. Is there patriotism enough left in Nebraska to prevent it? EDITORIAL HYPOCRITES. An honest man can have some respect for an English gold bug, tor nowever rapacious he maybe, he is not a hypocrite. He does not deny the fundamental laws of economics like the sneaks of Wall the western gold bug dailies He i. .1 1 .. , uon 1 say mac uie free coinage 01 silver would not effect prices. He acknowledges that it would, but claims that it is not to his interest as a money lender to do so. The London Times in a recent issue speaks frankly and says: It ceeins Impossible to get bimetalifls to under stand that there is (julte a Iiuyc number of us for w hom a general rise of prlees bns no charnu what ever. We like them Iqjv, and the lower the better. If they all went down to half tnelr present figures we should rejoice, because we have nothing to sell ami a gnat many tiling to buy. For those who have things to sell we do uot feel any great con cern. The money lenders and bankers have nothing to sell and everything to buy. It is therefore to their in terest to make prices as low as possible. Then come these dough faced hypocritical editors and say that it is to the interest of men who manufacture goods and raise wheat, corn and cotton, to have low prices and dear money! We owe England over $500,000,000, bearing interest at 5 per cent. The Englishman says, "I want that paid in the dearest money that it is possible to make. I want prices just as low as they can be made. If they went down to half what they are that would suit me exact ly. I want to buy my meat, Hour, wool and cotton of these Ameri cans at just as low a price as they J I v w " Can be forced to nrodnrn tlioni ylcn comc these Sncakill" traitor- Kold bug editors, WalTstreet's k, ljileIin and .,rhat s That is ,vl)at - d for Americans.' Thev oneht to bo tarred and feathered and whipped out of the country. A PIOUS FRAUD. 11. 1 1 York called the Voice s, nt out by the nmt !,..;.. ..,.i.i;i,; 'company in the United States, whiih publishes about adoen other j weeklies pretending to advocate ditterent schems of moral refoim, i.. i . .1 ,, . . , init in uahty they are all, the oice inc luded, simply advertising sheets I to sell the books ol the i ouctrn. 1 he ! ; Voice advocates prohibition, and j this tomvrn has , volvcd scheme I to make the oice a .leadlv foe ut ' il,.. ,.,.!..- ..,. I, : .1... 1 . 1 I V' IV , I i, . ..I-.-,. lll- It is l. in.iiii! in id.. ,. iintniii 1...11. 1 ! and siUt r so as to indm- i,.,imli-i oteis r leave th ir t arlv. It simply : tool el the banks aid Wall Mrect an I nuptow.l bv Ihcin (,, .Unp( iy popidut p 11 ty . Ills 4 tiaud in tcgard to piuh.oition and will publish tint iny that v.tll realK linn ih viloske l,uoiir.. A - " 1 111 prt.pltt 1. 1 the United Mat. . ...... . . .1 --. . - , -.. ... - . art miijhjvi iihitt tin nit w in an j of , .,iti the 1 ity loi five yearn .ndeaor to , nlorte an v-td. ol;w M,tf favonte at .i ..nn..,H , loliu Sliilniiil. 111 Atlas willioiilai cohirollaw, lorsabhhagold IC 't'm olli',lHsi,ii,i. AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE. In presenting the candidates on the populist ticket to the voters of the tins county, the 'Independent wishes to draw the attention of all citizens who desire good govern ment for the city and county to a few facts, known to all men, in re gard to the manner that public af fairs have been managed by the men who have so longc controled them. In these distressing times of crop failures and the lowest prices for all products that have ever been known, when it has been almost impossible to pay taxes and in many cases entirely so, it would seem, that any set of men who had the slightest regard for the pros perity of the city and the welfare of the people, would have taken every precaution to husband its re sources and carefully guard its funds. But the men, who during all these dark days, have secured the offices have squandered the money placed in their hands--money that had to be be earned by hard toil, stauding behind the counter or following the plow over the parched and heated fields that gave but little return for the toil and sweat expended upon them. So great have been the crims 6i these men that it has stunned the people. So universal have they been that that the task of reform has seemed almost hopeless. For years republicans have read with horror the accounts in their daily papers of the stealing and de moralization in New York City under Tamany rule, of corrupt po lice, of blackmail, of social cor ruption, fostered and protected by men holding public office. Will they stop and consider that Lin coln, the city in which they live, wnen its small population is con sidered, has more officials indicted for stealing public funds, more officers and policemen caught in i houses of prostitution, more gam bling dens, more filthy dives, than ever New York had under Boss Tweed or Boss Crocker? And yet Lincoln has a population far su perior to New York in moral stand ing, in the general level of intelli gence. and in everything that ought to make good citizenship and good government. c In Lincoln it seems that a pub lic thief can rarely be convicted in our courts, as the result of the in dicted criminals who robbed the insane asylum proves. Under a populist mayor strenu ous, and to a great degree, success ful efforts were made to abolish open gambling houses and dens of prostitution. Under republican rule these places run wide open and fallen women can be seen on all the streets of our city. Flats in the most respectable parts of the city are filled with them and they are unmolested. This is what is called a "liberal administration" and was voted into power by the whole vicious and criminal clement assisted by many good citizens, who through the pressure of busi ness cares or other causes failed to ; comprehend, that that it ws utterly ,n,Pt,iSlhIt-10 obtain hoce't or cvc tlecent government while the re- publican party, once great andj honorable, was under the control! of the managers alio have forever j n , , , , ., ' blackened the goo! name of tats, 1 c ommunity. ; There are men on the po!u e fort e ( todav, dignified bv th.j title , ..',., rs of the law"' who aic a . . , , ,, ii-gr.i:c to mankind. I ht ie are m been found in den til PtostiMlion .', ... ..... v , 1 1 V . . ...... 1,11 . V and wiio Iiave in open loidt at know ledee 1 1 . ,r drunkenness and ' iheii tdiauie, Within the last lhre vl.iIs m,. i have l en Mob ti ironi tin ....1 t. f. 1 'ktie nothing attotit it, nndru-' h ntiuu ol llu lulrt, let a t ontrat t . . i"" nll,il, ,( " "' that the hard ptetkcJ t-iti na i this city will be forced to pay of their earnings $10,000 to a mm cr men who will make no return what ever for it. To remedy these evils the peo ple's independent party presents a list of candidates consisting of the very best citizens of the city and county, all men of unimpeachable moral character, some of them of the highest scholarship and learn ing, men who are honest in their private lives, pure in their moral characters, and asks the better element of society to put them in control of the government of this county. Every moral agency in this community should be thrown into the contest in their favor. The universities, churches and schools, being more interested than any other organizations in good govern ment should, as in other cities, mass their forces for the overthrow of the set of men who have brought this disgraceful state of affair upon us. All- the men upon the populist ticket have once been democrats or republicans and have left those parties to help redeem his city from moral rottenness and corruption in public office. Let the other good citizens follow their example. Let them do it for business reasons, to stop the cruel drain of unnecessary taxation. Let them do it for moral reasons, that their children may grow up in a community uncon taminated by constant, flagrant and open official corruption. Let them do it for the preservation of the good name of their city that it may not become a by word for all that is foul in government. Under the kind of government we have had, the men who have built up Lincoln are wrecked. Hundreds of deficiency judgments are matters of record. Their all has has been taken and unpayable judgments above that amount pre vents them from ever beginning business again. Hundreds more will follow them in the near future, and they must leave the state cr remain in idleness and poverty. Let us have a change and pros perity. Our foreign trade is computed by the economists to be only one fifty-fith of our total trade. The home market, which was destroyed by the repeal of the Sherman act and contraction to the gold stan dard, is what made our merchant and trades people wealthy. Let them vote to restore the home market. The Vandervoort police excell the world. Even the Bee acknowl edges it. It says in speaking of the capture of some burglars: "Officer Hoff covered three of them with his revolver." That is like the Irish soldier who faid that he captured three prisoners. WThen asked how he did it, he said, "I surrounded 'em be jabers." llEcKVHKit, lT'.ill, the following resolution wai parsed by tin- C'oiiRreca, and on the i'lrd of Jhs-eni-ln r, 17113, wan plgued liy Georjjc Washington, then president: Any person huldini; an office or any stock in any Institution in tho nature of a hunk Is suing or discotiutiiiK bill or note payable to bearer or order, cannot be a member of the Utilise, whilst lie holds such audi office or stock. This law has never been repealed and bank presidents rise in the House and laugh at it. George Washington's views have but little weight with bankers. Their inspi ration comes from thc children of those men whom George Washing ton drove out of this countiy. li the National Watchman wll put up the same notice that th Isoi 1'i.Mit.M runs at the head of its editorial columns it will have a tendency to clerr the air arounJ the sane turns of a few bellicose populist editor. Many of the men thai have been yelling so h.u liy; keep in the middle ol the road," nt vt r have been in the popiihM load themselves or within a thous and miles ol it. They hive hee!i advocating silly, tint onstilntiorl 1'ieorie nol in the Omaha platform at at! J fit HI IS lo' ol ipieer Wulk II politics the pott en t ol which, I .1 one not in Ihe ting, i very h if I to tlehrti The (haiimaiiol th'.-ru: ! demot tatif, convention hh d 1 r n. t.itrsi l the tioiiiiitatioitt of V ut t onvt uliun a made by the d' to italic paity ( Nebraska. He noininri'i ol lh. lUyan tt iat cotHcntiv'it tbd not lilt? a put s until, undtt Ihu law, it was t o latr, and at v ording lo the JT " .it Mahti ol affaits will have to coit, in ( petition. What do. ,1 lorau? ... - .. lake I ho hbM'IVhlM ufiid January i hr jj tent.