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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1908)
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mails, as second-class matter.
'How dry I am."
And tfio ladies are not slow getting
votes for tlio temperance cause.
That, the Burlington railroad wanted
the town to go dry was no secret Tues
day. Even Lincoln came near having the
bung driven into the keg for keeps last
It requires a man with a Btrong nerve
to don a straw hat this early in the
about to be staged,
is a now play
It should bo a
Broken Bow went dry Tuesday for
the tenth year. Wonder if Allianco
will try to follow suit?
How much more harmonious it would
have been if they had declared for
Bryan, instead of Watson.
Now that election is over let's talk
greater Alliance. This is a public plat
form on which we can all stand.
Even the ice man complains of the
dryness of things since last Tuesday's
election, declaring that he has to sprin
kle the ice to keep it wet.
Nobraaka has three vice-presidential
possibilities, and one presidential cer
tainty. Wo do not depend entirely on
our agricultural resources for fame.
Emma Goldman, the female anarch
ist has been ordered to leave Canada,
but as she is not wanted in the United
States cither, where can the poor girl
That it pays to advertise is again
demonstrated lin the systematic method
of using printer's ink by the dry town
advocates in the campaign of last Tues
day. The Omaha Bee truthfully says that
Governor Johnson is willing, Judson
Harmon has hopes, Judge Gray is in a
receptive mood and Bryan is getting
Well, Hornecker certainly must have
forgotten that Tibbies was a Nebras
kau. A true Nebraskan should be able
to furnish brains for almost any kind
of a convention.
The political prophets will get busy
now and prove to their own satisfac
that the result of the vote throughout
the country came as the sequence of
causes which they had apprehended
some time ago.
Mr. Bryan's reception in Denver
last Monday was a great contrast to
that of Secretary Taft's at Omaha the
same day. Mr. Bryan was met by tho
multitude without a single guard or
policeman to protect him, while Taft
had the U. S. army at Fort Crook and
the Omaha police to see that he was
not swallowed up by some imaginary
Tho Edgemont Express is unusually
enthused over the recent strike of a
gushing well in that town and its issue
of last week made the red-Headed lines
in the Denver Post fade into insignia
cance compared to the carmine hue
that lit up its pages. It is not pften
one hears of a newspaper man becom
ing so enthusiastic over the discovery
of aqua pura.
One- young man started for the
polling place in the First ward Tuesday
determined to vote wet, hut before
reaching the place he was met by a
beautiful young lady who persuaded
htm to cast his ballot for "a dry town
and happy home." And the young
man returned to his work wearing a
happy smile and a white ribbon. Verily,
the influence of the ladies is great.
If the people who greeted Secretary
Taft and wero compelled to listen to
the speech delivered by the corpulent
general at Omaha last Monday don't
get even with him on election day, re
ports from the Missouri river metropolis
are indeed badly misconstrued. The Re
publican candidate is said to have been
wound up or a three, hour speech tel
liug what his party did for the Ameri
can nation in the Philippines.
The Panic Care
By ROBERT H LA FOLLETTE. United Stites Senator from Wisconsin.
HERE wore no COMMERCIAL reasons for a panic
J hero were speculative, legislative and political rea
sons wliy a panic might Bcrvo special interests.
A PANIC CAME. I BELIEVE THAT IT NEEDS
ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED 8TEP BY STEP TO SHOW
THAT IT WAS PLANNED AND EXECUTED IN SO
HI kk fMM$H Jl ; t?
FAR AS 8UCH A PROCEEDING 18 8UBJECT TO
CONTROL AFTER ONCE 8ET IN MOTION.
For the first time since the panic began 11:30 a. m. arrived and
ovcrybody on tlio floor of tlio Stock Exchange was wildly seeking
money at nny price. Interest rates which had for several days ranged
from 20 to 50 per cent began to climb higher. Settlement must bo
made before 3 o'clock. Money must bo forthcoming or tho close of
tho business day would sco WALL STREET A MASS OF RUINS
and banks and trust companies on the brink of collapse.
How perfect tho stage setting ! How real it all seemed ! But back
of tho scones Morgan and Stillman wore in conference. Thoy had
made their representations at Washington. Thoy know when tho next
installments of aid would reach Now York. Thoy know just how
much it would bo. Thoy awaited its arrival and doposit. THERE
UPON THEY POOLED AN EQUAL AMOUNT AND HELD
IT. Then thoy waited. Intorest rates soared. Wall street was
driven to a frenzy. Two o'clock canto and interest rates ran to 150
por cent. Tho smashing of tho market becamo terrific. Still they
waited. Union Pacific declined lOy points. Northern Pacific and
othor stocks went down in like proportion. Fivo minutes passed ton
minutes past 2 o'clock. Thon at precisely 2 :15 tho curtain wont up
with Morgan and Standard Oil in tho center of tho stago with monoy
real monoy, twenty-fivo millions of monoy giving it away at If)
Oh, uncrowned king!
None but himself can bo his parallel,
Even to the dullest person standing by.
Wo fastened still on him a wondering eye.
lie seemed the master spirit of tho land.
And so ended tho panic.
HOW BEAUTIFULLY IT ALL WORKED OUTI THEY HAD THE
WHOLE COUNTRY TERRORIZED. THEY HAD THE MONEY OF
THE DEPOSITS OF THE BANKS OF EVERY STATE IN THE UNION
TO THE AMOUNT OF $500,000,000, NEARLY ALL OF WHICH WAS
IN THE VAULTS OF THE BIG BANK GROUPS. IT SUPPLIED BIG
OPERATQRS WITH MONEY TO SQUEEZE OUT INVESTORS AND
SPECULATORS AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE DECLINE, TAKI$9
IN THE 8T0CK AT AN ENORMOUS PROFIT. 1
Higher Than Man's.
By JOSEPH C. CANNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CIME has worked MANY CHANGES FOR THE BET
TER in tho economic and social condition of women. I
studied law in Indiana, but wont to Illinois to practice. I
did not know any too much thon. In thoso days a married
woman could not mako a valid contract. Her wages, if sho made any,
belonged to her husband. It sometimes happened then, as it happens
now, that in tho doctrine of chances tho gray maro was tho better
horso of tho two. A woman found herself married to a worthless hus
band. Children came, and sho had to support them, sometimes with
her needle, sometimes at tho washtub.
Though that woman could not mako a contract, SHE COULD
ALWAYS GET CREDIT everywhere on her simple word, and
her worthless husband could not get himself trusted for a quid of
tobacco. I am proud to say that I helped framo tho law there that
gave all women, married or single, tho same rights.
Tho woman who works should havo EVERY PROTECTION
THAT MAN HA.S, and sho has in nearly all tho states today.
BUT MAN MUST ALWAYS SUSTAIN THE FAMILY, WOMAN
BEAR AND REAR THE CHILDREN. IT 18 THE LAW OF GOD OR
NATURE, WHICHEVER WE CHOOSE TO CALL IT, AND WILL BE
MAINTAINED TO THE END. WOMAN'S IS NOT A LOWER CALL
ING THAN MAN'S, BUT A HIGHER.
Good Business Men
Should Govern Cities.
By CHARLES W. ELIOT, President of Harvard University.
1 BELIEVE that a board of five selectmen would be SAFER,
MORE INTELLIGENT AND IN THE END MORE
DEMOCRATIC than an autocratic mayor or our present
WE NEED MEN A8 AGENTS OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE COM
PETENT BUSINESS MEN AND HAVE PROVED THEMSELVE8 TO
BE SUCH. MUNICIPAL BUSINESS HAS BECOME VERY COMPLI
CATED AND NEEDS EXPERT SERVICE.
Wo can only get export men into our city business as great busi
ness corporations get them. Theso corporations are governed by a
small body of directors, whoso chief function is to 6elect experts'.
Theso directors havo to bo men capablo of directing tho grand policies
of tho corporation..
Wo want in our cities MEN WHO HAVE PROVED THEER
COMPETENCE IN THEIR PRIVATE BUSINESS. Tho com
monest objection is all in tho word "un-American." So many good
things nowadays aro un-American. "So many I havo heard called that
when first proposed havo later proved their worth and been adopted.
Undemocratic is another such word. Whatever policy will got tho
work of the people well done Q)ight to bo democratic if it isn't now.
Those aro tho very conditions of the life of democracy.
But no form of government will be good government unless thero
bo behind it tho VOTING POPULATION WHICH DESIRES
GOOD GOVERNMENT. 1"
by Big Money
How It Would Benefit the Re
A CAMPAIGN FUND PROVIDER.
Roosevelt Strangely Silent About the
National Publicity Bill In Recent
Message Reaon For Omission Obvl
ous Politics at Whito House Black
List and Boycott Democrats to Fight
By WILLIS J. ADDOT.
There have come to mo bo mnny In
quiries concerning Democratic state
conventions thus far held and thodntcs
of thoso yet to come that I take this
opportunity of giving the Information
to friends who may be Interested.
These states havo nlrcady acted: Wis
consin, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska
North Dakota, Rhode Island, Iowa and
Indiana. AH of these states instructed
for Mr. Ilryun except Rhode 'aland
In that state, which has eight dels
gates to the convention, seven of thostf
chosen nre pronounced Bryan men.
The convention, however, declined to
Tho state conventions the dates of
which have been fixed aro ns follows:
Now Jersey, April 23; Illinois, April 23;
Ohio, May 0; Minnesota, May 14; Vlr
glnlu, May 17; Washington, May 18;
South Carolina, May 20; Pennsylvania,
May 20; Missouri, May 20; Texas, May
20; Oregon, June 10; Tennessee, June
Of. course this doesn't by any means
cover the full list of states, und wlthlu
tho next two or three days tho dates
of many other conventions are likely
to be announced.
Governor Johnson's Friends.
Governor Johnson ought to re-echo
that old prayer that he might be saved
from his friends. In n letter to the
editor of a Swedish paper In his state
he expressed his willingness to uccept
the Democratic nomination for the
presidency, which Indeed no man this
year would care to decline. The gov
ernor's letter was' straightforward and
manly, but the enthusiast to whom it
was scut or some other enthusiast
with whom the latter must have con
ferred followed the letter In the press
dispatches with certain statements
that will not greatly aid Governor
Johnson's ambitions. He said, for ex
ample, that the friends of the governor
were hopeful of getting part of the
Minnesota delegation, and they recall
ed the fact that in 1S02 G rover Cleve
land did not have tho united New
York delegation back of him, yet was!
nominated. And the correspondent
went on to say that Governor John
son's friends do not hesitate to issert
that the forces that were behind Cleve
land at that time nre today behind
The forces behind Cleveland prior to
the convention of 1S92 sent to that
convention n multimillionaire, now
dead, but whose name has been sadly
tarnished by recent revelations in New
York finance. Tlio forces behind Cleve
land during tho election were, the
forces of plutocracy, the Wall street
und the railroad multimillionaires. The
effect of this support was that In tho
first congressional election nfter Cleve
land's Inauguration the Democratic
party was beaten us It had not been
beaten for long before nor wus beaten
afterward until the forces behind
Cleveland rendered the valuable serv
ice of getting behind Judge Parker.
Planning Campaign Funds.
People about the house and the sen
ate are calling uttontlou to what seems
to be a carefully prearranged plan to
secure for the next Republican na
tional committee a comfortable cam
paign fund, and tho Republicans have
so long carried elections by tho power
of money that they would bo grievous
ly embarrassed If they did not have
some millions at their disposal.
In a message of some months ago
President Roosevelt warmly commend
ed the principle of a bill of which Per
ry Belmont Is the most able promoter
for giving publicity to all campaign
contributions. That bill Is before con
gress, or, to be more accurate, Is in
committee, but when the president sent
his latest message asking that certain
things be done before the end of this
most dilatory session the national pub
licity bill waB not one or the tilings ne
But he did urge the creation of a
tariff commission, which should sit
during the summer and fall and take
evidence and gather statistics bearing
upon tsat famous revision of the tariff
which for some ten years has always
been going to be made Immediately
nfter the next election.
Put these two matters together. A
tariff commission, which If created by
this congress would necessarily have a
swinging majority of high tariff states
men upon It traveling about the coun
try meeting the protected manufactur
ers all the way from the shipbuilders
of Pennsylvania to tho lumber mag
nates of Oregon, would naturally bo
able to suggest to these gentlemen
who have profited so much by the tar
iff that tho defeat of the Republican
party In the rest election would he
disastrous to thorn, while Us success
could onlj be secured by tho uso of
Of course if the publicity bill should
become a law and If it wero properly
enforced thu. ivpters of the country
thirty days before the election would
be informed who wns putting up tho
funds for the campaign of clthpr par
ly. A list of heavy contributions from
the steel trust or. the oil trust or tha
lumber trust to the Republican party
or any other party would prove disas
trous. Indeed, publicity given to such
innocent and charitable contributions
as wcru made by tho Insurance com
panies to Mr. Roosevelt's last cam
paign fund or even the geucrnl knowl
edge that a "practical mnn" like E. H.
Ilnrrlmnn had been called to the White
House and asked to raise $250,000
three or four days before election to'
carry New York might really create In
the minds of the voters some question
as to the entire good fnlth of tho party
adopting these methods.
So it would seem that the omission
of any recommendation for tho public
ity bill and the insistence upon a tariff
commission rather suggest a scheme
to raise money by devious ways for
use In nu election which now the Re
publicans themselves look upon with
Somo White House Gossip.
A Republican senator from the mid
dle west says that In n recent conver
sation with tho president -the latter re
Iterated with vigor his expressed deter
mination not to be a candidate this
year. He declared that all he could do
would be done for Secretary Taft, and
Indeed the extreme activity to thl3 end
of tho federal olllceholdcrs notwith
standing tho civil service reform law
scorns to justify the president's asser
tion. But the interesting point is that
my Informant came away from the
White House with tho very ilxed opin
ion that tho president was not hopeful
of the election of Taft, however hope
ful he might be of his nomination. In
deed, It is the belief among keen poli
ticians about the capitol that the
chances for the success of any Repub
lican this year are so exceedingly small
that u gentleman with tho spectacular
Instincts of Mr. Roosevelt would be
quite likely first to seek the credit of
nominating n successor even though
he might possibly fall, then make a
regal tour of Europe and return to
politico frvr years hence to become the
sav.t,: it 1.Ij party and his nation from
It sounds much like Roosevelt. No
mnu In public life Is moro thoroughly
self seeking than he, and none plays
shrewder politics. The close of his ad
ministration linds the country facing a
business depression such as has not
been known since 1893. It followed
upon n paulc which paralleled the one
which nearly fifteen years ago was
charged to Democratic policies. Mr.
Roosevelt has had for seven years al
most unhampered control of the gov
ernment of this nation. He has had a
congress which, while of late covertly
hostile, was long only too eager to do
his bidding. His pnrty and himself are
responsible for the business situation
in the United States today, which led
more than 50,000 people In New York
op a recent Saturday to Join In n dem
onstration for the unemployed. Mr.
Roosevelt Is a shrewd politician. Ho
knows that the times are precarious
for his party and even more doubtful
for himself. To thrust forward the
good humored Taft would mean that
In the doubtful result of success he
would be hailed as the sponsor of the
successful candidate, while defeat
would merely eliminate Taft, but leave
the only living Republican ex-president
In n position to seek the limelight in
other fields of activity and return to
plague his party once again. This is
the feeling among, I should say, almost
a majority of the Republicans in the
house nnd senate. To any one who has
studied the Roosevelt character and
career It sounds like a plausible expla
nation of his present attitude.
The Black List and the Boycott.
Much of the pressure being brought
to bear upon congress for n radical
amendment of the Sherman anti-trust
law Is due to the belated discovery of
the large corporate employers of labor
that some of the decisions recently
rendered In courts against unions
which havo attempted to boycott goods
manufactured by certain linns may be
appealed to by unlous to destroy those
corporations which nre maintaining n
black list, so called, of workhigmen.
For a time members of labor unions
who had any property whatsoever
were panic stricken after the decision
of tho Dnnbury hatters. One of them
said to me a few days after that deci
sion: "I belong to a union, und I must
belong to a union to work nt ray trade
and secure fair wages. I own a little
house, but under this decision if my
union shall compel me nnd my fellows
to strike und advise a boycott of the
goods of tho firm for which we have
been working I nui made Individually
liable. The firm could select such
members of the union as it knew were
at all financially responsible nnd strip
them of their property."
It seemed like a hard case, and un
der the decisions as they now stand it
Is a possible one now. But the very
employers who aro fighting tho boycott
and the concerted strike do maintain
black lists. The heads of the labor un
ions have within the past few days
secured legal advice to tho effect that
nny union whose members are dis
criminated against because of their
membership In that union can proceed
against the corporation which has
blacklisted them. Of course what a
court will do Is not determined until
tho court has done it, but it Ui alto
gether probable that within a tfr days
the unions will strike back, particular
ly the unions of railroad employees,
through the courts and secure a spe
cific decision as to whether the black
list Is more lawful than tho boycott.
As n matter of fact, the employing cor
porations themselves are afraid to
meet tho Issue, feellug sure that they
would be defeated in lt It Is for that
reason that they aro trying to push
through new labor legislation and aro
willing to mako almost every conces
sion provided their right to maintain a
black list be guarded. The Democratic
members of the house have been warn
ed of this purpose, and tho proposed
legislation is likely to have a hard
Washington, D. O.
GEORGIA MAN PLACED AT HEAD
OF POPULIST TICKET.
Nebraska Men Fall In Their Effort to
Control St. Louis Convention Plat
form Adopted Declares for Public
Ownership of All Public Utilities.
St. Louis, April 4. For president of
the United tates, Thomas E. Watson
of Georgia; for vice president, Sam
uel E. Williams of Indiana.
The above ticket was nominated by
the People's party convention, after
two stormy sessions, throughout which
the Nebraska and Minnesota delega
tions, working In the Interest of W. J.
Bryan, strove desperately to bring
bring about an adjournment of the con
vention until after nominations had
been made by the Democratic and Re
publican parties. Hopelessly outnum
bered and without any chance what
ever of gaining their object, the Ne
braska men fought desperately to tho
THOMAS E. WATSON,
last, and when Jay W. Forrest of New
York mounted the platform to placo
Watson in nomination, they withdrew
from the convention, attended by tho
Minnesota delation, which consisted,
however, of only cne man T. J.
Welghan. If Bryan Is nominated at
Denver the men who walked out will
support him and they declare that the
Populists of Nebraska will do so to a
man. At tho morning session the Ne
braska men made decided headway.
They filibustered cleverly and with a
knowledge of parliamentary proced
ure that several times threw the con
vention into fearful snarls. They
fought long and hard to have Tem
porary Chairman Jacob S. Coxey of
Ohio made permanent chairman, not
because of any affection they bore him,
but because they believed they could
tangle him up and in that way stand
off the nominations. Coxey, who Is a
genial, easy-going presiding officer,
begged them to allow him to with
draw, but they fought for him against
his will. They were beaten, however,
and George A. Honneckcr of Jersey
City was made permanent chairman.
Honnecker was not In sympathy
with the Bryan element and ho was
not a chairman of the Coxey brand.
Ho Is a big man, with a bigger voice,
and he fights. His rulings were fair,
but he would not be bluffed or bullied,
and he "talked back" In vigorous
stylo to tho Nebraska men when they
attacked him. The tartest dialogue of
the convention took place between
Honnecker nnd T. H. Tibbies, the white
haired dean of the Nebraska delega
tion. The tilt ceased because both
men were so angry they could do noth
ing but breathe hard and glare at
each other. Later they shook hands.
The platform declares that tho Issu
ing of money Is a function of the gov
ernment alone that should not be dele
gated to any corporation or Jnaivldual.
The demand is made that money be Is
sued direct to the people, without the
Intervention of banks, and be made a
full legal tender for all debts, public
and private. The working of the na
tional banking law is criticised and
demand made that the power to issue
money be taken from the banks. The
Aldrich bill Is denounced as "a meth
od by which the nation and' the peo
ple can both be robbed." The Fowler
bill is also denounced.
The plank on trusts demands that
the government own and control the
railroads and all public utilities which
in their nature are monopolies. The
enactment of legislation looking to
the improvement of conditions for
wage earners; abolition of child labor
and suppression of sweat shops; abo
lition of convict, as opposed to free,
labor; exclusion from American shores
of foreign pauper labpr; eight-hour
workday and legislation In favor of
safety appliances for working men;
enactment of an employers' liability
act within constitutional bounds; im
mediate adoption of precautionary
measures to prevent a repetition of
recent mining disasters; work on pub
lic Improvements in times of depres
sion for unemployed' men; the passagn
of a law prohibiting courts from as
sumlng Jurisdiction involving tho con
stitutionality of any law enacted by
congress and approved by the presi
dent; tho maintaining of farmers' or
ganizations and .extension qf their
power and influence.
Lawyer Gets Three Years.
Omaha, April 6, W. H. Holmes,
lawyer, convicted of embezzlement,
has been sentenced tp the penitentiary
for three years. Judge Sears of the
district court gave the man a stay of
twenty days In which to perfect bis
appeal to the supreme court.
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