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About The weekly independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1893-1895 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1895)
I iiry Coxey's Plan.
J While the people art' nuftcnug
fjpni rotten anil fraudulent stret-t
p; ving, scrupling under a load
ot interest on paving bonds and
clc'ry city in the land over run
with hungry, idle men, would it
not be a good scheme for the peo
ple in all similarly a filicted cities to
investigate the Coxey good roads
and non-interest bonds scheme?
Gen. Coxey by his advocacy of this
nnn-interesi beamier bonds scneme
has gained a national reputation
and his plan has gained great pop
ularity all over the nation with tax
payers, laorers, in fact all classes
save the money loaners who want
to invest their money in bonds in
order to reap a bountiful interest.
The Coxey plan is for the
city to issue non-interest bear
' ing bonds, sell them to the gov
ernment for legal tender pa
per money, paying the govern
ment one per cent at the sale of
the bonds which goes to pay the
expense of printing the money,
keeping the account, etc. Then
the city is to pay this money back
to the government in four per cent
installments annually, and in
twenty-five years it would all be
paid back and the people not eaten
up by inteiest. For instance, Lin
coln borrows $100,000 from the
government. We receive $99,000,
make our public improvements,
employ idle labor, start bnsiness to
booming and when the debt is paid
onr improvements would cost
$100,000 where under the present
plan it woule cost $300,000 or
more. The coupon clipper would
be out of a job but all the rest of
mankind would be benefitted. In
vestigate. Oats, 14 ceuts a bushel. Over
production did it. ,The farmers
should work harder and talk less
politics. No, they should not pro
duce so much or they will starve to
China's banking business beats
ours all hollow. Over there they
chop off a rascals head who robs
depositors. What an excellent
thing it would have been to give
Mosher a little dose of Chinese
medicine, just for example.
Thi.re is a unanimous feeling
among the populists in favor of the
nomination of Hon. Samuel Max
well for supreme judge. The re
publicans are trying hard to scatter
lissent in the ranks of the party
i'ut they cannot make it work. We
have them on the run.
Sknator Sharon once said there
would be bloodshed and rivers of
t of before the republican party
iwould give up its hold. He should
have said there will be bloodshed
and rivers of it before the Ameri
can people will give up their rights
find their liberties. Look out
I Mv country, oh, my country! Is
'the cry of the g. o. p. and all they
want is office to loot the people.
If the party had any desire for any
M.hin but office why did not they
in so at Cleveland? Ur why not
auaKc a piattoliu at their Lancaster
I ' J
mity convention? It is not prin-.
. . .
)orgaV has just been
sthte treasury $w,
hauler at the pen-
jot over S7,ooo.
lird is endeavor-
tain an opportun
ely 000 per
us a rtiprt of
of the Dorganji ison
which the four toilers
hc institution with settings are
Ipraised at $2025, and now comes
I'oiler inspector with the report
f "oners are unsafe and un-
or use and the insurance com-
I'es have canceled their policies
tause of this enndiMnn a-
we appraisers, rcferet
all received $500 each for
work on this jppraisment.
an "exoert" rfnnr.i
.v iu uii me
ers. Will there ever coin-, an
iu mis wnolesal
Meeting of County Central Com-
The county central committee
will meet in IJohannon's block,
corner Tenth Anil X streets on the
28th inst at 10 j.. m.
The executive committee will
meet at 9:30 a. 111. at the same
As all the members of the com
mittee are placed on the reception
committeee for state convention it
is expected thai all members will
be on hand promptly at the hour
Fknk D. Eagkk,
J. M. Thompson-, Ch'n.
And have the republicans given
up their campaign so soon?
We trust our populist friends
will not forget that we do job work.
Pass this paper around and let
your friends know what we are do
ing. The first thing you should do is
to pay your subscription. It takes
money to buy paper, and bread.
What has become of Sam Low
and his boom? Have the republi
cans had all their fun in the begin
ning of the fight?
The Omaha platform and 16 to 1
is our doctrine. If that is your's
you ought to support the Indepkn
dknt as far as you are able.
With Mr. Richardson as one of the
commissioners no defaulting treas
urer will get away with $35,000 or
$40,000 of the peoples money and
no effor: made to recover.
Capt. lUllingsley is happier than
usual and it is charged up that he
got "sight" on a goodly portion of
that $5000 and got his men nomi
nated. Didn't Trompin and Coch
ran get a finger in the pie? What's
the matter with you lunk heads.
Populists complain that it takes
eight bushels of oats to pay for a
good populist paper a year. But
republicans don't find any such
fault. They turn over the oats
and take the republican medicine
like it were good.
You don't see the republican
dailies showing up the rottenness
of this city any more of late, A
campaign is on and they do not
want the public to know how rotten
their party is. And they want the
gamblers' and prostitutes' support
as as well as the minister's and the
John Trompen has been a candi
date for office so long it has become
chronic. When Fred Miller hur
ries him under a handsome majori
ty of votes he will feel so bad he
will never be able to dig out. Poor
John; he is not long for this world.
Trimble, the would-be county
clerk, has been office hungry for
ears and has been begging his
party for recognition in vain until
this year when they gave him a
nomination to turn him down.
That's the only way to get rid of
iich leeches. Geo. II. Walters
will be the next county clerk.
That purchasable, obscure, un
known quality surnamcd the Cad
devoted a great deal of space to
1 t 1 1 :.,k t .1 ,
icoxey w eunesuay nignt. enueavor
. 1 , "I t 1.
ing to belittle him. Justwnattnat
leg-pulling old blatherskite, in
whom no one has confidence and
for whom no one has respect,
received for his diarihoc of words
and constipation or ideas no one
has yet learned. Doubtless some
of the money lenders of therepubi
can bosses pulled the string and
Austin jumped. Even the poor
old Journal had more decency than
the Call on this occasion.
If would-be county judge Coch
ran ever gave an honest decision 1
when be was justice of the peace
1 he. isn't generally given credit for
it. Orvthe contrary his record is to
the effect that every thing was fav
orable to the gang of schemers and
corporation lickspittles who throng
this sin-cursed community. Mr.
Merge will be clear of any such
influence and if your estate falls
into his hands within the next two
years you may be sure of a fair and
honest account. Mr. lierge is a
conscientious man, just what is
needed in the county judges office
above all other places. You don't
ant your children to get the worst
: it after vou are dead and gone
Subscribe Icr the Inom'KSoks r.J
September '2nd, will be the ext legal
holiday and should he observed by all
It will be celebrated in the city park,
near the court house. Tliere will be
able sjieakf rs who will favor and oppose
the free coinage of silver Hi to 1. All
are invited to hear both sides from the
same platform. Xo admission fee to
park. Only two blocks south of court
1Y OliDKH OK (OMMITtKII.
One Hundred Dollars in Cash.
The Farmers Tribune, published at
Des Moines, Iowa, one of the best na
tional middle-of-the-road populist pa
pers published and one that should be
read by everybody, is offering several
big premiums to subscribers. Among
which are 100.00 in cash and an 83.00
bicycle. They are given free to their
subscribers. No work about it such as
getting up a large club, Send for a
sample copy of the Tribune and see their
offer and then subscribe for it. It stands
on the Omaha platform und for free
silver and is ably edited.
Write for a sample.
Des Moines, Iowa.
Populist Hand Book.
A Populist Hand Hook similar to
that cotten out last year, will be pub
lished and ready for distribution about
August 24th. The book is prepared y
Mr. J. A. Edgerton, assisted'' Mr.
Maret, (!ov. Holcomb's privuU1 ' wcrcta
ry, awl will contain a statenj t , if tij4
asylum frauds, penitentiary u'j, iui .
peachment trial, Hilton's defalcation,
Capital National bank failure, Hill
trial, comparison of expenditures of
populist legislature of lS'j:t and repub
lican of '95, freight rate bill, (Sow Hol
comb's messages, facts on the silver
question, etc., etc. The pamphlet will
contain at least Go pages and will re
tail at 10 cents, with a reduction to
committees, etc., for large orders. No
populist committee, candidate or speak
er can alTord to be without this little
hand hook. It will be the best cam
paign document of the year. Orders
should be made at once of Mr. J. A.
Edgerton, Lincoln, Neb. The book is
gotton out by order of the state com
mittee. Eeception Committee.
State committeeman C. W. Hoxie to
day appointed the following reception
committee for the State populist con
vention which meets in this city next
Geo. W. Blake, Jerome Sharnp, J. M.
Thompson, F. I). Eager, II. Iluckins,
J. S. Hyatt, Henry Dawes, J. W. Smith,
Frank Mary, Jules Scoeaheit, L. S. Oil
lick, V. K. Woodard, A. Sherrick,
Thus. Connolly, A. C. Herrick, 'J. (!.
?ullock, T. I). Moulton, Nate Reynolds,
T. F. ISanies, 11. S. Mockett, Capt. Hun
ter, J. A. Edgerton, J. M. Swigart, .1. M.
Svvigart, J. H. Coaddock, W. R. Carter,
L. II. Lawton, J. T. lhshop, W. P. Met
tlen and all members of the county cen
tral committee. It is expected tne
mayor will also appoint a committee.
C. II. Walker of Surprise, P.utler
county, is in the city looking to move
his family here for the whrer if not for
all time. Mr. Walker is a pop of the
poppiest kind and will add one vote to
turn down the republican ring of Lan
Hickman is making extensive
preparations for a great county
fair this season. Hickman is en
terprising in this line.
Coxey said in his Lincoln speech
that the tkmocratic and republican
parties are as near alike as a pair
of twins, and to avoid any mistake
a dose of Castoria should be ad
ministered to both. Something or
somebody needs purging certainly.
The people may not vote dilfer
ently.this fall from the old way,
but they ai? just now engaged in a
terrible thinking match and are
wondering if something is not
Notwilhstandir.g that Lincoln
has lost the state fair our county
fair will be a hummer, Sept. cjth to
13th. Don't forget the date and
tell your neighbor about it.
The gambling hells and other
disreptuable places still hold high
carnival throughout the city. Will
the respectable people of Lincoln
endorse such rcpuohcan manage
ment by voting with the republi
I!ro. Heal s sermon on what he
saw in the disreputable dives of the
city was a good thing but he should
keep the mill grinding. He is one
minister in the city who has the
nerve to speak Ins convictions. His
only failing is that he does not
speak often enough.
After youhavcread the Iudki'kn
i.kni hand it to your neighbor and
ask him to subscribe.
The Inih-.iknikx r has the right
ring, so ail populists say who have
read it and it is meeting with pop
ular fhvor'w,iere- lts circu-
increasing. Get in
A Good Place 1 0
The mistake these tWi'airuir
(those of Spring Valley' 1., whp
volunteered to go into jlivery')!
make is not coming to IVi f'lvania
to live. Of course the nl uers in
that state get no better ges.
hungry just as often anc f ork for
the most cruel and aaruf 'lis slave
drivers in the world; j ut then,
think of the advantages fluey enjoy
which balance those slil at. draw
backs to their physic iU"l scpiufort.
They have the honor of I living in
the richest state in tlttj union- a
state whbh affords mora ppprtun
ity for children tt pr j urd work
than any of its sister si its In the
bright galaxy which mf up this
glorious land, whow( legislators
strove to implaut a lof e of coun
try in the rising f iteration by
having the flag '1d;Jfi free and
the hungry" disi.R 'H on everv
schoolhouse and lip J tiled a spec
ial "flag day," for ling that the
fire of pat riot iyf l aunot burn
very high in artt supported
only by an empty .loiiach.
Come and starvevith your Ten
syivauia brothers, genUuen; mis
ery loves company, and tin1 supply
of that article, alleged to be'fcjeces.
siiiy m DiUBi wmi Yif may t'u
future happines8,ispractically inex
ilaustible in our coal mining reg
ions.- Lancaster, Peun., Leader.
Indiana Bribery Law.
Uribrrv in election becomes.,
opennuddeiiantin Indiana that th'
decent politicans were compelled to
try a preventative. John It. Cum
mers in ''The Kingdom" states
that two cases hqve been recently
trial under the new law which
punishes the vote buyer only, con
sidering "that the man who sells
his vote is usually a poor man who
has nothing else to sell." The
price placed upon a vote is $300.
If the buyer only pays 5, the
bought can collect $"i(J5 by an
action at law. Two such verdicts
have recently been awarded. This
strikes us as one of the most prac
tical laws for the prevention of
bribery that we ever heard of.
Bribers will hesitate before
placing themselves in the power of
a man so void of principle a to
sell his vole for 5.
The offence of the buyer is so
m uch greater than of the seller that
for the sake of catching and pun
ishing the briber we could afford to
not only permit the bribed to es
cape punishment, but encourage
him to sue for the full penalty
provided by law.
We hope to see a similar law en
acted in eve'y state in the Union.
The bank of Shelby, Memphis,
Tenn., failed on the 13th of this
month. The amount due depositors
was $;ir,O00, cash on hand to pay
depositors $:(). The bank alleges
inability to make collections as the
cause of failure. If this hank could
only resume business at 1(5 to 1 it
would he in clover, but the discrep
ancy between deposits and casli on
hand is about 1700 to 1. Best
banking system the world ever saw.
You are a skilled mechanic, so
ber, American born, 30 years old,
have a wife and two children, and
for seven years you have been try
ing to pay for a home while you
have voted regularly to keep going
a fiystem that destroys the homes
of such as you and makes other
people, w ho are neither skilled nor
sober, rich. Your watres ever since
you married have been lower each
year than the year before and you
have employment only about half
the time. Yet you keep right on
voting to make rich monopolists
richer and vou are afraid to do
anything else because somebody
might laugh at you! Oh, but you're
"deep," you are! Do something
else for vour children's sake, man!
We have not yet learned whether
Al Cornish has taken up his abode
in the First ward or not. Hadn't
he ought to ring off until after
People must have something to
kick about. The girl with the
bloomer is as unpopular now with
the ignorant public s the "calami ty
hcia'fjr" or populist was a few
yea- ' S t"i for he
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Ou The Dollar At
10B9 O Street,
J.iW. SMITH & CO,
- DEALERS IN
Canned Gds, Flour, Butter, Eggs, Etc
WILL SipELENFRUND, Prop.
"l6T0 0fft" "GOLD SEAL,"
Rooms 19 & 20, McBrideBlk., LINCOLN, NJB
Cor. U 2 th
Notwithstanding the grea
of prosperity that is sweepiucover
the country, two Denver uanp
Union National and the
Mountain Savings bank.have
their doors in the last two .
The latter went und :r wh 1
niand was made for S"2S, 0 0
ty funds it was holding o 1
Best banking system in
you see; but still not tin
curity in the world f r t
Our modern civili'du
tomed on theft. The nri verinl rob
the weak of (heir earing g and call
it "business." lhe pof ? ssion ot
riches is evidence of dideniesty.
IMhui talk this? Yes, j m I it takes
piaiu talk to set people! :o thinking.
Once you break the c&-t cf habit
,1 . ....... l . iIaumi 1 r
ami convention uu
the marrow of things,
f.':i Iknl l.a fJ ;
1(111 IV RCD H1CT V ; 1
bery are as manifold i'i
ties of man kind
realize th qualities ; '
there would ho hope
cy i world
I 'Ht K-
1 1 is
346 S 11TH STRELT.
and P Sts
W e were in error last weelrwnen
we said Attorney-General Church
ill had been indiated for embez
zlement by au Iowa grand jury.
The error was in placing the crime
one grade too low. It was grand
larceny, and not embezzlement.
We trust this apology will be satis
factory to the friends of the Iowa
fugitive who is king of the A P. A.
and ex-olHcio chief legal advisor
for th gieat state of Nebraska.
Shades of our ancestors! la
Washington City they shoot boys
. , , . , , -t . ,, folllllt:,.
, fa ovor ,H, mck feuce and
make social lions of the bribers of
What has become of the "work
ingmen's republican club" and the
weekly leg puller? Evidently the
picking is too close in the republi
can pasture this year.
It is surprising to hear the eulo-
gies pronounced by republicans'
upon General Coxey's speech a.'
the nke Tuesday evening. Har,
tim ire getting in their worky
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