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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
Mar ch 19 189b.
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THE REFORM SYSTEM-
Ui itdid'.he Icik in Ltoocln Last Week
Honest Republicans Disguised.
About two weeks ago the republicans
held a maca meeting at theFunk'e opera
house, and after a large amount of dis
cussion in which they all agreed that the
republican party in Lincoln (at least)
was controlled by the "bad element"
they resolved to cleau the old ship up,
reform and do better. With that object
they adopted the Crawford system for
d1 acinar candidates in nomination. The
svstem is simply the election of candi
dates by the members of the party in
the some general way that officers are
elected under the Australian ballot sys
tem. Theoretically all members of the
party would express their choice for can
didates and thus the will of the people
would be assured. What vu8 tho result?
The "bad element" as is usual and the
present officers and boodlers with their
patronage and allied interests were able
to unite on one set of candidates.
Tbey were successful in alt tne impor
tant officers, ior police nidge, frank
Waters the present accepted was renom
nated for a third term. He is one of
the "wide open fellows" and will be elec
ted because McKinley'B election for pres
ident tins fall demands that every repub
lican rote the ticket straight.
For water commissioner L. J. Byer, a
member of the old ring and who has
held office continuously for twenty-two
years, was able to defeat all the other
candidates many of whom were very
honorable and respectable citizens. The
present city attorney was re-nominated
for a third term, and the city will have
two years more like the four just paused
The only place where there was an im
provement was in the selection of three
of the seven councilmen: Messers Comb
stock. Spears and Woodward are vast
improvements over what we have had,
but three (rood men in fourteen cannot
do the city much good.
The respectable element of the repbli
can party are greatly disgusted with the
result, and are talking seriously or put
ting up a citizen ticket.
The Independent Suits Him.
Araphahoe Neb., March 12. 1896.
Editor Independent: I have been a
constant reader of the Official Reform
paper edited at Lincoln. Namely, the
Farmers Alliance. The Wealth Makers
and The Nebraska Independent and
will sav the Independent suits roe. I
am a pop and I don't care who knows it.
I should think that the trend of things
for the last few years, would be enough
to make every laborer a populist. It
would if he would read and study; you
can hardly pick up a paper but whatyou
see, where some poor devil has taken his
own life, and sometimes that of his wife
and children; because of the disgrace
brought on him when he could not pay
his debts. Shame on such leaders, who
make laws to compel men to go in debt
orstarve. I say.down with the traitors.
Elect new men and if they turn traitors
to the people, serve them as we did in the
time of the late war. If we cut down
their salaries one half it won't be so
much of an object to get in office. I am
glad we have a few men in the senate
that have courage enough to punch a
hornet's nest. Don't our Allen hit them
Now Mr. Editor: When I sat down to
write I did'nt expect to write more than
a list of names, for sample copies of
The Independent. "I have been trying
to get subscribers, but men say. "I
would take the paper but can't get the
money." And the most of them in this
Deck of the woods know why they can't
get the money too. I believe you will
hear from all Furnas county next fall.
A. H. Wood.
Republicans Nominating Pops.
The question of who the populist
nominee for congress will be in this dis
trict Seems to be giving the republican
press a world of trouble, but they have
got it figured out that Gov, Holcomb is
the only available man the only man
the pops could possibly elect.
If republican papers are sure S. A.
Holcomb could be elected to congress in
the 6th, why do they suggest his nomi
nation? Natural sequence is; that they
fear bim in the gubernatorial race. They
would in their magnanimous generosity,
sacrifice the big sixth to the pops if they
could side-track the governor and cut
him out of an election at the head of the
state ticket, but his re-election as gov
ernor is just as sure as would be his elec
tion to congress. Beacon Light.
Btxby Was a Pop.
Wiliy usod to be a pop.
For he hoped to get on top.
Hut all Blx was after was the pull:
Then the Joarna! bo"i him up
To play the part of purchased pap;
And now he swears the pops are all Just
Clay County Patriot.
When the World is Free.
Far through the future shines the golden age
Of brotherhood, A new humanity,
Foretold by poet, prophet, saint and sage,
Will work together, when the world Is free.
Then science and religion will Join hands
And follow nature to divinity.
Then strife will eease between united lands.
And peace will prosper, when the world Is free,
Then those who toll will be the ones who own
The stare no longer then will bow the knee.
The king will then be driven from his throne.
The people regnant, when the world Is free,
Then greed and poverty will pass away;
And all will share a true prosperity.
The god of mammon with his feet of clay
Will be demolished when the world Is free.
Then will be little law the Golden Rule
Will be enthroned the law of equity.
The priest will vanish with bis creed and school
And truth will flourish, when the world Is free'
Then will be happy homes, and happy men,
And happy women, freed from slavery;
And happy children. All the dark has been
Will be forgotten, when the world Is free.
O, when the world is free! Transcendent timet
The golden age of dream! The years to be!
From better onto better men will climb
Unto the highest, when the world is free.
J. A. EDGERTON
MB. EDGEBTOJTS VIEWS,
A Short Talk with an Interrogating
Chairmen J. A. Edgerton, of the popu
list state central committee, has called a
meeting of that body at Hastings on
April 17. This meeting will formulate a
plan for the election of fifty-seven dele
gates to the national convention and
will also probably call the state nomina
ting convention. The meeting was made
late so that all business couid be trans.
acted at one time and the expense of a
second meeting could be avoided. The
populists have the largest central com
mittee in the state, being composed of
one member from each county, and as
the members do not ride on passes a
meeting entails considerable expense.
When asked as to whether the popu
lists were liable to hold two state con
ventions, Mr. Edgerton said he thought
they would a delegate convention prob
ably some time in July aud a nominate
ing convention in August. The delegate
convention may not be so large as the
other, to avoid expense, but there are
nearly certain to be two gatherings. It
was the wish of the national committee
and nearly all the national leaders that
no nominating convention be held till
after the national convention: and he
thought the populists of Nebraska gener
ally favored that idea. These questions,
however, would have to be settled by
the meeting of the state committee.
"Republican leaders profess to believe
that populism in Nebraska is dying out.
What is your opinion on that question?"
"That is the same song tbev have
warbled for the past five years; and all
that time the straight populist vote has
steadily increased. Our people are not
saying much. They let the other peo
ple make the noise. They are sawing
wood. 1 hey will speak on election dav.
'The fact of the matter is that we are
stronger than ever before; a large num
ber in both the parties are turning to us.
The republican aud democratic national
conventions will declare practically for
tne gold standard. i bis will force a
union of the free silver forces in the pop
ulist party on July 22. The tight will
be pushed on the money question. The
west is tired of tariff discussion. It is
for free silver. If I understand the tem
per of the western people, and the above
program is carried out, every state west
of the Missouri river will go populist in
"Will Nebraska have a candidate for
president?" was asked.
"Most certainally she will. His name
is Wm. V. Allen, and he will have fifty-
seven votes from this state first, last.and
all the time. There isno division among
Nebraska populists on that question.
We are all lor benator Allen and predict
that he will be the nominee of the na
tional convention on the firet ballot.
"The populists of this state, at least.
believe in standing up for Nebraska."
Where Is the Profit
What proflteth a state if it be re
deemed, and its moral condition as well
as tne people's financial condition prove
to be tenfold worse than thev were be
fore? Topeka Advocate.
They Hold a City Convention and Horn:
sate a Ticket
The populist convention was beld in
the Young Men's Christian Association
ball on Tuesday night.
Ex-Mayor Weir was chosen chairman
and J. M. Thompson secretary. Every
ward in the city was represented. After
the usual formalities of organization
were gone througn with:
E. C. Ilewick moved that resolutions
be referred without Trading to the com
in it tee. (J. u. liullocfc wanted tne reso
lutions confined to municipal affairs
and the motion so amended was passed
The committee retired.
T. H. Tibbies, editor of the Independ
ent, was called upon for a speech. He
commenced by sayfng the very heavens
wept whenever he attempted a public
speech, and he cited several well autnen
ticated instances. Then be declared
there was dissatisfaction with the way
municipal affairs were conducted. At
last he thought there was room for im
provement and the way to better tbingi
was to turA out and work for the elec
tion of populists. He said the thieving
and boodling in city affairs must stop,
The reservation and open gambling had
brought only deviltry. He declared it
had been said that prosperity would
come witn tne opening ot gambling
bouses, But it bad been tried with the
contrary result. The only way to bring
prosperity, be said, was to be honest m
municipal affairs as well as in private
After a recess of ten minutes the com
mittee on resolutions returned to the
hall. George W. Bergeread the commit
tee report as follows:
Whereas, under the present manage
ment of the affairs of our city the ex-
Emiiuitures aro arrcatlv in excess of tb
Whereas, it seems to be the policy of
those having charge of the financial at
fairs of the city to increase, rather than
decrease the indebtedness of the city and
to impose upon the tax payers addition
al burdons already too heavy to bear,
therefore be it
Resolved, That we are in favor of in
augurating a policy in the management
of our municipal affairs that will keep
the expenses of the city absolutely with
in the annual levy as provided by law,
Resolved, that we are opposed to the
further issuance of bonds on the part of
the city for any purpose whatever, es
pecially do we desire to place ourselves
on record as being unalterably apposed
to the policy of issuing bonds provid
ing that either the interest or principal
shall be payable in gold, and
Resolved, that we are in favor of the
strict enforcement of all laws govern
ing the city and condemn the lax meth
ods of the present city administration,
Whereas, there is a deficiency in tne
ex-city treasurer's account. Therefore
Resolved, that it is the sense of this
convention that we demand of all
councilmen that are nominated by this
convention that they use all honorable
means to collect the deficiency from the
ex-city treasurer and his bondsmen.
We invite all good citizens to join
with us in bringing about these re
forms in our city government.
The following ticket was then nomi
For City Attorney. Judge A. S. Tib
Police Judge, William Schym.
Water Commissioner, William E
Councilman Jd ward, Joseph Wittman.
Councilman 5th ward, H. V. Lau.
The convention closed with an inspir
ing speech by E. C. Rewick in which he
declared that the men nominated for
city offices were men of the highest
standing and could be elected.
"1 have nothing to say'' is the way
McKinley expresses his views on the
money question. Topeka Advocate.
Where the Giraffe Comes in.
The farmer don't hire lawyers to go to
the legislature and congress and make
laws for him, as the bankers and railroad
men do. That s where "the giraffe comes
in. Chicago Sentinel.
Who Favor ltond Issues.
The republican members nf the Senate
Finance Committee, every one of them
voted against reporting a bill to pre
vent bond issues without the authority
of congress. Kansas Commoner.
For That They were Elected.
Notwithstanding hundreds of letters
from stock shippers have gone in to Gov.
Holcomb complaining of the increased
expenses of shipping stock at the pound
rate instead of by the car rate as form
erly, the board of commissioners persist
in onicially reporting that the rates are
cheaper. Beacon Light
The Leading Statesman.
Chairman Edgerton, of the populist
state central committee, says that Allen
will get the full 57 votes in the national
convention for the nomination to the
presidency. He is right, we will do that
and know why. That is the way to
stand up for Nebraska especially when
the candidate is the leadingstatesman of
the nation. Howels Journal.
What They Want.
They wanted Cleveland to run the
country in debt. Now they want a pres
ident who will stand behind the people
with a line of glistening bayonets, if need
be, and make them pay the debt. And
Reed would undertake such a job for the
presidency; he has just as good as said
so. Chicago Sentinel.
Pleased With the Paper.
Creiohton, Neb., March 1, 1895.
Editor Independent: We are very
much pleased withyour paper and would
like to help extend its circulation for we
feel there is need of more literature of
this kind among the people as there is
not one in a hundred that read anv
papers except the old party papers and
do not really understand the true situa-
lon. They feel and know there is some-
ihing wrong, but think it can be made
right in the old ranks. W e have a good
many true pops in this county and ex
pect to organize a silver club in a few
days and mean to push the silver cause
along as fast as possible. I will send
you list of names for sample copies of
your paper hoping some may become
1 " 1 w 11 m .
BUOHcnoers. 01,11. iyakt.
LTIH3 ABOUT SENATOR BTJIXES-
One of the Tarns Sent out by the Asso
ciate Press Denied
The following card sent out by Sen
ator Butler is commended to the atten
tion of the two or three populist editors
who were green enough to be taken in by
the Associates Press liars. If they will
continue to believe such rot, they are
too witless to have charge of a populist
Editor Silver Knight- Watchman: Mr
attention has been called to a statement
in a recent issue of your paper to the ef
fect that 1, as chairman of the people'
party state committee, had issued a call
for the organization of a state -silver
party in North Carolina. This is a mis
take. I issued an address to the voters
of the state, calling upon all who op
posed the single gold standard to re
pudiate the two old goldbug, monopoly
ridden parties, and to co-operate with
the people s party in the coming cam
paign against the common enemy. This,
I hope every good citizen from ocean to
ocean will do. 1 am a people s party
man, and believe in the principles of the
Umaua platform, which represents th
great fundamental principles of good
government fof which Jefferson, Jackson
and Lincoln stood. 1 believe that these
principles must be put fnto operation as
a part of our government policy before
we can restore to the people good gov
ernment, which would mean prosperity
and happiness. And I consider financial
reform the over shadowing issue for the
coming campaign; and believe that every
man who co-operates with the people
party to secure it will, before 1900, be
as strong for transportation reform and
for the abolition of trusts and monopo
lies as I am. Every patriot will get
right on all questions as soon as he
learns the facts and studies them. He
will learn the facts and understand these
questions quicker by leaving the old
parties and co-operating with the peo
pie's party. Marion butler.
United states Senate, March 4.
Corrupt and Rotten.
The New York World very heartily en
dorses Senator Peffer's resolution to in
vestigate the bond issues of 1894, '95
and '96, and shows the matter to be
very corrupt and rotten. Peffer is
thorn in the enemy's side that causes no
little trouble. His bill to cut down th
cost of burying dead congressmen ought
to pass, but it won't. Kansas Com
The Overproduction Lunacy.
Every position of the populist party
upon economics is sustained by every
standard authority on that subject
Here is what John Stuart Mill has to say
about the gold bug claim of overpro
The argument against the possibility
of general overproduction is quite con
elusive, so far as it applies to the doc
trine that a country may accumulate
capital too fast; that produce in general
may, by increasing faster than the de
mand for it, reduce all producers to dis
tress. This proposition, strange to say,
was almost a received doctrine so late as
thirty years ago.
A want of market tor one article may
rise from excessive production 01 that
article, but when commodities in general
become unsalable it is from a very differ
ent cause. There cannot be excessive pro
duction of commodities in general.
The Rothschilds Halo.
The sardonic Rothschilds halo first
arose some eight years ago in the lively
magination of Herbert George, the fiery
editor of the. Denver Road, and every
issue of his paper, I am told, from that
day to this, has repeated it in one way
or another. Mr. George has rightly cen
tered the great gold plot, but now every
body is making the most of the halo, the
three balls, and all the appurtenances of
the Red Shield. Keep it up. Gordon
f It Is Not True.
Alford, Neb., March 10, 1896
Lditor Independent: Is it true as
charged in Nebraska F. A. & I. D., that
you are opposed to circulating Tillman's
peech? I can't see any reason for such
timidity. The speech is radical to be
sure, but this is time for very plain talk,
and no mincing matters. Nothing else
will shake the country up and make it
realize where it stands.
N. H. Blackmer.
What object, the F. A. & I. U. could
ave in making such a statement is in
comprehensible. The Independent has
invested more money in Tillman's speech
and sold more copies ot it than any
other paper in the state. The adver
tisement can be found in last week's is
sue at the head of the first column, 7th
page. Send in your orders. Only 1 cent
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