National Affairs: Coxey Marches Out

Two years ago in Massillon, Ohio a pucker-faced old man with a stand-up collar and a wide-brimmed black hat drove about town in a two-horse square landau exhorting the citizens to nominate him for Mayor. He promised them a new deal on utility rates, relief for the unemployed. Because he was "General" Jacob Sechler Coxey who led the famed army of unemployed to Washington in 1894, Massillon heeded, nominated him on the Republican ticket by an unprecedented total of 2,983 votes, then swept him into office. A few weeks ago Mayor Coxey announced he...

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