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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 9, 1908)
Published Every Thursday by
The Hnrid Publishing Company.
T. J. O'KEEFE Editor
J. B. KNIEST , . , . . Associate Editor
WHY V(E PUBLISH FRIDAY.
Tim Herald is Jicltl for publication
this week awaiting 'the nomination at
tjjp democratic national convention. It
occurred at 3:05 this (Friday) morning.
Aa in tho case of the republican nation
al convention, when The Herald was
first to furnish tho news here of Wm.
Taft's nomination, so wo desire to
herald the information of V. J. Bryan's
The common people have spoken.
Go tell your troubles to John
Rockafcller, Brother Guffey.
They surely tamed tho T&mmany
tiger into a docile, loving kitten.
Even Alice Roosevelt-Long worth
hurrahed for Bryan at tho convention.
Temporary Chairman Bell had tho
truo democratic ring in his speech at
tho Denver convention.
The Box Butte delegation to tho con
vention at Denver gained a world-wide
reputation in the Bryan boost.
Mrs. Sarah Decker of Dcnyer haB
announced her candidacy for congress
from Colorado, Now wo'll see who'll
do tho talking.
Now that the convention has spoken
and Mr. Bryan, s the choice of the
pttoplo, wo want -no more "Guff-ey"
Guffoy says he will mako campaign
fodder but of the way he and his hench
men wcro thrown out of the convention.
Go your best, .Guffey,
A delegate fr6m tho Btato of New
York announced his refusal to attend
tho Denver convention. That delegate
missed the time of his life.
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' They say the Bryan hay drop at his
Fairview front por,c.h shows indication
of a very short , crop., Well, it will
have four years' time to recuperate
after March 4th next.
It is said that a prospect is on foot
to raise elephants in tho wilds of Ari
zona for use in the American army.
No doubt the G. O. P. will hail this
news with delight after the coming
Press reports from Paris state that
Count Boni recently lost his meal ticket
and as a result this has led to complica
tions that will mean a scandal in the
Prince Helie 'de Sagau-Gould families.
Count Bouie should not feel so offended
over a little matter like this. We know
of a prominent young society man hav
ing the same bad luck not many months
ago and he never opened his mouth
about it. Cheer up, dear Boni.
THE GREAT CONVENTION.
Well, the democratic na
tional convention has con
cluded its work so far as reso
lutions and presidential nomi
nation go and Mr. Bryan is
the man. Now that the smoke
of battle has cleared, it ;nust be
be admitted Mr. Bryan has been
nominated in ohe of 'the great
est conventions the nation has
ever known. It was different
jUYmahy respects to the re
publican convention held in
; Chicago last month. In the
latter the delegates were given
a candidate in the person of
Wm. Taft whom the people
do not want. He is the rep
resentative! qi monopolies and
combinations. His govern
ment by. injunction action was
still nauseating to them and
they accepted their standard
bearer ' with apathy and in
In the. Denver convention
the storm of.applause whenever
'.,, the name of Bcyan was men
tioned indicated that he was
undoubtedly - and enthusiasti-
callNMttie leader of ,tjic , people
and" as such received the nom
ination as the greatest desire
of the masses and not the
The platform as constructed
may readily be imagined by
all who are acquainted with
the great leader's past record.
We feci that we could repeat
it, plank for plank', though as
yet it has not been published
officially to the world.
The democratic platform is
undoubtedly a Bryan platform
and that platform voices the
wishes of the American people.
Bryan Needs No One to Voice
KNOWN TO ALL THE PEOPLE.
Senotor Burrows' Wasted Effort at
Chicago Sdoctlon of Campaign
Gcneralo Skillful Leaders A-plenty
In the Democratic Ranks Collapse
of Mr. Hearst's Mayoralty Recount.
By WILLIS J. ABDOT.
The preliminary forecasts of political
conventions nro apt to bo" unprofitable.
As n rule, they aro based upon tho per
sona! prejudices, nmbltlons or hopes of
those who give them out. For example,
hero In Chicago three weeks ago If you
read the nowspaper foreensts you
would think that Taft was certainly
doomed to defeat and that the trium
phant allies, cither by n Roosevelt
stnmpcdo or somo mysterious or darkly
suggested coup, would crush him into
tho dust The wholo world knows tho
result. Tho allies, Impotent to stay tho
course of tho convention, were mndo ri
diculous by tho comploto collapso of nil
their predictions and pretensions.
Tho samo situation existed with ref
erence to tho preliminaries of the Den
ver convention. It happened that the
subcommittee having In charge tho ar
rangements for that convention wns
mado up of men most of whom arc at
jicart hostllo to Mr. Bryan. It "wad
drawn from a national commltteo
which was chosen to elect Judge Par
ker and Lad for Its chairman Roger Sul
livan of Illinois, whoso personal antag
onlsm to Bryan Is' a matter" of general
notoriety. Being on tho field, tho .mem
bers of this cqmmlttc,o, wcrp.jabjo to In
fluence newspaper correspondents to.
tno extent tnat most ridiculous, state
ments woro circulated throughout the
entlro country. In their endeavors to
accomplish this end tho membors of
tho commltteo wcro ably seconded by
Governor Johnson's press bureau.
Much stress was laid upon the selec
tion of a temporary chairman, who is
supposed to sound "tho keynote" of
tho campaign. Personally I am In
clined to regard this Is as a trivial
matter. With an unknown candidate
nn Introduction of this sort might bo n
matter of somo Importance. Rut most
Democrats will tulnk that Bryun Is his
own keynote. For more than twelve
years ho has been going up and down
tho land preuchlng those things In
which ho believes, and the notion that
nn obscuro Inwyer from central Illi
nois was to bo selected to explain In ad
vance what will be the meaning of n
Democratic campaign In which Mr.
Bryan Is the candidate verges some
what upon the ridiculous. A struggle
or u test of strength over an Issue of
this sort might be entertaining as a
contest between rival political factions,
but Its bearing upon the cnmpalgn
would be about as weighty as tho tly
upon tho locomotive wheel.
Consider, for example, tho Burrows
keynote speech at Chicago. When
the Michigan senator was. chosen to
deliver this oration wild cries of
treachery and treason went up from
tho Taft forces, but nobody, evon
nmong the few who heard. Burrows,
remembers what ho had to say. The
only lingering' recollecUon of tho Bur
rows outbreak was tho skill with
which be invited a Roosevelt stam
pedo at a time when stampeding was
The Contests at Denver,
There were only two really serious
contests before tho national commlt
teo and the convention at Denver. No-
tlco of contest was given from tho
District of Columbia, Involving six
votes. This Is a time honored prec
edent, for.not In the last sixteen years
havo the doughty Democrats of that
District, who havo uo electoral votes,
failed to send contesting delegations to
Democratic conventions. As one of
them remarked to me when I expostu
lated on their seeming dissensions:
"Well, wo can't vote for president, for
congressmen, for governors, for may
ors or for aldermen, All wo cau vote
for is delegates, so we voto for as
many different kinds of delegates ns
possible nnd get our political excite
ment out of that"
Tho contest from Cook county, 111.,
which Is practically tho city of Chica
go, was more serious. Tho story of this
contest Is an Interesting one as show
ing some of the desperate endeavors of
n faction which, prdfesslujj lip service
to Bryan, is .distinctively nnU-Bryqi
and anti-Democratic to control the
Denver Ue'gation. Theprlaiarylawof
IUIuols distinctly specifies, the tliuet,
which primaries shall be ifeld In cer
tain pountles. including Cook, The' re-
noulitnble Sullivan, fearing the effect
of delay, culled tho Cook county prima
ries at an lllozal time. As n mult tlx
state convention which was to ndml
nnte stato ofllccra and elect delegates
wns shown to bo Illegal, nnd Its man
ngsre prudently postponed the ee!octo:t
of tho Mnt officials. They proceeded,
however, to elect the delegates, which
woro thoroforp tainted with Illegality.
Th opposition to the SnlllTan force
proceeded ontlrcly outside of tlw km
to select delegates of their own. to that
two admittedly Illegal delegations con
tested for seats at Denver. Committees
on cxodontlals nro not over given to
considering nlco Questions of law or
Justice when It In necessary to ?t tho
steam roller In motion. The P.epnb
llcnn committee undor the guldanco of
Mr. Hitchcock taught ns timid Demo
crats n few things along that lln, nnd
If n committee on credentials should
act in n wny displeasing to ths bod
of a convention In which Is on over
whelming and coherent majority Intent
on one purpowj tho road roller Is apt to
roll over tho committee.
The Campaign Generals.
I cannot remember in sixteen years
of political observation a tlmo when
tho campaign had progressed na far as
't did this year without either party hav
ing centered upon n chairman of Its na
tional committee. To an observer from
tho outsldo it wonld seem that tho work
done by Mr. Hitchcock In tho prelimi
nary campaign would Justify his ap
pointment to lend U10 real campaign.
But perhaps tho very effectiveness of
his work, nnd particularly the hard
hand with which ho carried through
his purposes, has bred so raauy an
tagonisms within tho party as to af
fect his usefulness nt the head of the
nntlonnl committee. Senator Murray
Crane, ono of tho Republican party's
most astute politicians, would not ac
cept tho position because, It Is report
ed, he thought that tho real campnlgn
manager would bo a person with prom
inent teeth residing nt Oyster Bay.
On tho Democratic side there is no
chance of tho re-election of Thomas
Taggart nor any purpose on his
part to seek ro-electlou. There never
wns any chance for tho cholco of
Roger Sullivan, and his name was men
tioned only for tho purpose of 'em
bnrrasslng Mr. Bryan. Former Seua
tor R. F. Pettlgrew would mako. nn
Ideal chairman, but ho himself has
said to mo that ho did not desire the
place and would not accept It. 'He
will be national committeeman from
his stnte and hopes to be a member
of tho executive committee. Ther,e Is
serious consideration of Hou.-D' R.
Francis of St. Louis. A member' of
Mr. Cleveland's cabinet. In 1800 Gov
ernor Francis' bolted tho ticket with
loud outcries. He came back Awo
years later, expressing regret arid" re
pentance and not seeking party elect
oral honors, and has declared nitiro
than once-in tho last four years thatlhei
would llko to take hold ns a. wojr
and prove his sincerity In the; cause.
GoVcrnor "Frn'hctt Is 'a man or fd'fce.
Indomitable Industry, wealth and asso
ciation with men of wealth .who might
bo useful In ;tbo financing of the cam
paign. Finally on the list Is Tom L.
Johnson, the hnrd fighting mayor, ,of
Cleveland, who needs no introduction1
to the American people. Out of this
list it should bo easy to pick n man
who would lend the Democratic co
horts to victory. Whllo of course the
national committee formally selects
the chnlrmnn, it has been the practice
to give the candidate practically a
The Eclipse of Hearst
Democrats iu the middle west, par
ticularly in Illinois and Indlnna. are
Inclined to chuckle over tho complete
collnpsc of tho Hearst mayoralty re
count Hero in Chicago Hearst has
been something of a menace to the
Democratic party, especially whllo
that party has been In Its present di
vided condition. Former Mayor Dunne,
ono of tho cleanest and most well
meaning executives Chicago ever had,
but probably tho worst politician that
over sat In tho city hall, practically
turned his administration over to
Hearst without preliminary Inquiry ns
to whether tho lnfluenco thus built up
was to bo exorcised for tho g6od of
tho Democratic party or to advance
Hearst's own personally conducted. In
dependence league, As might havo
been expected. It was used for tho lat
ter purpose, and Dunno retired from
office, chagrined and broken In politi
cal strength, leaving a broken organ
ization behind him. 'Hearst agents
have been worfcing persistently in Chi
cago, where he has two newspapers,
building up an organization. But tho
collapso of his mayoralty pretensions
In Now York has been n serious blow
to bis pretensions here. Tho fatal
thing for nn aspiring politician Is to
put himself In a position to be laughed
at For nearly four years Hearst has
been crying from tho mountain tops
that ho was elected mayor of New
York and that a Judicial recouut of the
ballots would provo It Ho has heaped
opprobrium upon his opponent, Mnyor
McClellan, calling him "fraudmayor"
and declaring that his acts were Ille
gal. Now comes tho count completed,
and tho Hoarst sains nro immaterial.
Apparently tho chief political asset of
tho Hearst movement is this clamorous
cry charging corruption on the part of
his adversaries and claiming complete
Integrity for his own forces.
"Say," said a local Democratic poli
tician In Chicago who has flirted some
what with the Hearst forces, "If it
took nearst $75,000 and four years to
prove that he wasn't elected mayor
after all, what would happen If those
Independence guys nominated him for
president? Would wo find out who
was elected an.v tlmo this century?"
It Is the passing gibe of the man on
the street of thl3 kind that) Is liuely
to put the Hearst mojeuient out. of
business beforo It become? a meriaco
'.nationally. , .
Success In Business
By the Rev. Dr. MADISON C PETERS ot New York.
jrj; man without Bystom jg liko a vtflxnt a rodder,
C tossed nnd blown about on an unknown bog, drifting
hero and there, missing tho' right port and finally
stranding on tho shoro of a mjaspent existence.
All business to bo successful must havo A DEFI-
-:.& nite PLAN AND UNWAVERING PURPOSE.
Our really successful men, tho merchant princes, tho manufacturers,
tho bankers, tho captains of industry, havo gained their eminence by
RIGIDLY ADHERING HARD TO A SPECIFIED SYSTEM
and demanding that thoso in thoir employ obeervo it as well as them
Bclves. Theso aro tho mon -who early learn tho golden rulo of a time
and placo for everything and everything in its proper timo and place.
Not only must thero bo system in management, but oIbo method
in arrangement. "Much loss of goods and loss of timo aro entailed by
carelessness in placing of merchandise. Articles aro thrown around
hero, there and everywhere, jumbled together without any regard to
their class or kind, nnd consequently something desired is not found
when it is wanted most, and valuablo timo is spent in searching for it.
THIS WANT OF ORDER IS PARTICULARLY OBSERVABLE IN
SMALL ESTABLISHMENTS, WHICH, AS A CONSEQUENCE, RARELY
GROW INTO MORE PRETENTIOUS ENTERPRISES. THE BIG STORES
IN A GREAT DEGREE OWE THEIR RISE AND STANDING TO A
COMPLETE SYSTEM, EVERY DEPARTMENT OF WHICH DOVETAILS
INTO ANOTHER WITH PERFECT FIT. ONE IS MADE DEPENDENT
ON ANOTHER, AND AT STOCK TAKING EACH MUST BEAR ITS OWN
RESPONSIBILITY AND BE ACCOUNTABLE IF ANY DISCREPANCY
Individual carelessness may bo said to bo at tho root of all failures.
THE MAN WHO NEGLECTS LITTLE THINGS will retrograde
to neglect tho larger until ho is outside tho palo of reliability alto
gether. Tho character of a man can bo well gauged by his system or his
lack of it. Tho orderly man is scarcely ever taken at a. disadvantage.
Ho can put his hand on just what ho wants at a moment's notice, but
ho who is slovenly in his habits, who has no order in his arrangement,
spends half his timo in looking for things which aro not lost and, as a
result, can never accomplish much, and tho man who loses an hour in
tho morning will bo all day hunting for it and at night will find that
ho has not discovered it.
GROWING INTO THE HABIT OF PUTTING THING8 DOWN ANY
WHERE LEADS' THE INDIVIDUAL INTO A STATE OF SLAVERY TO
HIS OWN CARELE8SNE8S. THE HABIT BECOMES STRONGER AND
.STRONGER UNTIL IT J.8 A PERFECT TYRANT, FILLING HIS LIFE
WITH CONFUSION AND .DISORDER,, AND IN THE END BRINGING
FAILURE UPON ALL HIS .EFFORTS.
On Electing Incapables
Xo Offices of Importance.
By GEORGE' R. PECK of Chicago, Former President Amerletn Btr Assoclttlon.
IF a political party has no higher aim than tho personal inter
ests of its members it is but a body of mercenaries.
Thero was a day when parties had leaders. Far bo it from
mo to say that they do not have them now. But in every
party thero aro men who give their days and their nights to meditat
ing ignoblo schemes for controlling the people's will. They rule the
organization from within, erecting an imperium in imperio, fostering
AN ARISTOCRACY OF SPOILS, A DESPOTISM OF DECEIT
AND FRAUD. They sit in judgment of men and policies, RE
PRESSING MERIT AND ADVANCING THE INCAPABLE
AND THE UNWORTHY WHO DO THELR BIDDING.
It is a vicious system, worso a thousandfold than that described
by Kinglake, which, in tho Crimean war, decreed that royal favorites
fresh from London drawing rooms should bo invested with high com
mands, whilo Colin Campbell, with his wounds and forty years of
service, should bo only a colonel.
I believe tho majority of men who hold office in tho United States
try in good conscience to bo faithful to their trusts ; but, as a few cow
ards may demoralize a whole army of bravo men, so a handful of
Bcoundrels in tho public service can frustrato the best efforts of their
honest colleagues. With such questions as theso you will havo to
grapple, for PATRIOTISM MEANS FIDELITY TO THE REP
UTATION AS WELL AS TO THE POWER AND GREAT
NESS OF THE STATE.
Lack of Individual Courage
Is the Malady of the Age.
By WOODROW WILSON. President of Princeton University.
W OOK about you, with candid eye, and you will find that THE
I MALADY OF THE AGE IS LACK OF INDIVIDUAL
yf COURAGE, LACK OF INDIVIDUAL INTEGRITY,
of thought and action. What is tho law of life in America
now ? Is it that every man should form his own moral judgments and
speak them fearlessly, that every 'man should seek to govern his own
life an'd squnro it with his own independent moral judgments ?
It has always been THE EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUAL
HERE AND THERE who asserted his own rights of conscience and
took command of his own conduct. Does America today show a largo
or a small proportion of such men? That is our ultimato test of
The tendencies of our minds, tho tendencies of our ago, havo
affected aliko our standards and our conduct. Wo havo grown very
"practical." Our present cynicism will not last, is not lasting. Tho
tendency to be- "practical" will not conquer tho tendency to bo moral.
The great awakening wo have just had to tho moral aspects of so much
of .modern business is only tho beginning of change. THE MORAL
IST WILL DICTATE BOTH TO THE LAWYER AND TO THE
MAN OF BUSINESS.
BY THE JANITOR
The full dinner pail's a fizzle,
The doughnut gag's a miss,
For we'll all shout for Bryan
Many a man can plank a Whole party
platform who can't plank down the
price of a shave.
Tlte Fourth of July game probably
taught the Alliance ball team a morrill.
We print this just to get rid of it.
Chairman Bell tolled tho G. O. P.
where it was at. You will see this in
4,000 other papers.
So loath to lose my gaudy hues,
I vainly strived to linger.
When Willie Crews blew on my fuse
Why, I blew off his finger.
The Dahlman train to Denver carried
200 cases and ten barrels ot beer, ice,
cheese, et celery. Jim, we'd have
made you governor for life if you would
have taken that cargo through here.
A Texas prophet predicts that the
world will come to an end 117 years.
That is, if the weather isn't too dis
agreeable. Do you feel the gale of the G. O. P.'s wail
As wo tie tho full (?) dinner pail to the ele
The customer looked at his dinner
We serve none but good republi
cans here," said the waiter, noticing
I'm a republican alright, but what
has that to do with it," answered the
"Well, if you're a good republican
you'll look at the chicken and not the
Billy Taft is playing golf,
TeOdy soon will hunt for lion.
The common people, well they
Soon will be elcctin' Bryan.
Dear Janitor: I have lose ze meal
ticket. Sacrel What shall I do.
Count Boni. Just keep quiet, Boni,
maybe they'll give it back to you.
The Denver Times says Mrs. Alice
Longworth left the convention hall
followed by a largo crowd consisting of
Nick. Did Mrs. Ruth Leav itt?
James Graham'ji Fourth of July float
was comical, in fact, I never sausage
a funny th)ngbefpre. r
Prof. Wtlson nave a bd!cv chanel
talk Wednesday on his. fayorite subject,
( . :
Chloe, Rice, wbohas been attending
normal ha.droppedjjut, .of school to
work' on the ranch. '
S. J.. Quantock,- who went to his
home at Minatare last, week, has re
turned and will be with us until the
close ,of normal. ,
The Chicago glee club will be pres
ent at chapel-, Thursday morning and
sing for the benefit of the students, a
favor which will be highly appreciated.
Supt. Walton gave an interesting
chapel talk Monday on history, a fav
orite subject with him, and will con
clude his remarks at chapel period later
in the week.
Many of the students went home Fri
day evening or Saturday morning to
spend the Fourth. Many, however,
remained in Alliance to participate iu
the celebration here.
Interest on the part of the students
is continuing unabated and these last
two weeks will be busiest weeks of the
session, both on the part of the stu
dents as well as the faculty.
New students enrolled since the last
issue of the paper-are as follows: Ethel
bnyiier, Cavalier, S. D.; Anna Un
capher, Sidney: Ethel Royal, Glen
wood, Iowa; Nora Spracklen, Chadron;
W. H. Campbell, Hope; Ed Lane,
Superintendents Ritchie and Phillips
are making a strong effort to secure
teachers for all their schools before
September and are securing all the
available teachers. Cheyenne county
will need 120 teachers, 67 of which
have already contracted for schools.
Box Butte county will need 95 teachers
and Supt. Phlliibs has secured 60 at
Robert James of Sidney, a brother
of Linnie James of the normal, came
up to visit his sister last Friday and
remained until Tuesday of this week.
The number of other girls' brothers
who came to Alliance to spend the
Fourth because of normalgirls who re
mained here to celebrate, is too numer
ous to mention.
Superintendent Hayes and Walton
went to Marsland Friday evening and
spent the Fourth catching all the fish
in tho river at that place. It is report
ed that the junior normal students par
took of fish Sunday, which fish were
furnished by Messrs. Hayes and Wal
ton and were presumably the fish they
caught at Marsland. We hardly un
derstand the absence of fish stories.
Neither has told anything about mak
iog any great catches. This silence is
strange. Doesit indicate that the fish
were bought, not caught, by the afore
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