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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1908)
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T. J. O'KKEFE Editor
J. B. KNIEST Associate Editor
Entered at the postoffice at Alliance,
Nebraska, for transmission through the
mails, as second-class matter.
Subscription, $1,50 per year In advance.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN
,FOR VICE PRESIDENT
JOHN W. KERN
STATE TICKET '
Governor .A. C. Shallenberger
Lieutenant-Governor E. O. Garrett
Secretary of State John Mattes, Jr.
Auditor Edwin II, Luikart
Treasurer , .Clarence Mackey
Superintendent of. Public Instruction
Attorney-General ,11. D, Fleharty
Commissioner Public Lands and
Building , V, B. Eastham
Railway Commissioner... Wm, II, Cowgill
Congressman Sixth District
.... . . , . W. H, Westover
State Senator, Fourteenth District..
...George M, Adams
Representative, 53d District
Fred V. Johansen
For County Attorney, Eugene Burton
For Commissioner, Second Dist.,
J. P. Jensen
Trusts Dictate Platform
Tito republican national platform,
which uas framed at tho dictation of
big trust interests, has driven thous
ands and thousands of republicans to
the support of the democratic national
ticket. In every state in the west
there are Bryan clubs composed of re
publicans who were forced to leave the
G.O.P. because of its allegiance to and
connection with the trusts. A striking
instance of this revolt is afforded by
students attending the University of
Minnesota who have organized a
"Bryan Kepublicau Club." Within a
period of three days a membership of
300 republicans, who will support
Bryan, has been enrolled and the list
is still growing,
While declaring allegiance to their
parly these republicans declare that
the election of Bryan is above that of
partisan politics. The ''Bryan Re
publican Club of Minnesota" has set
forth its purpose in the following circu
lar, which has received general distri
bution throughout the state.
i. We, the undersigned students of
tho University of Minnesota, declare
our allegiance to the republican party,
and pledge our devotion to progressive
2. We believe the Chicago conven
tion adopted a platform which does not
embody those principles, and nominat
ed candidates whose' views do not re
flect that will of the people.
3. We hold that it is the right and
duty of the people to rebuke party
leaders when they allow political or
ganizations to be influenced by consid
erations of private interest.
4. In the interest of this right and
duty, we express our intention to vote
for candidates who are pledged to fur
ther progressive principles, without re
gard to the party to which those candi
dates belong, and to exert all our in
fluence to secure the election of Wil
liam Jennings Bryan as president of
the United States.
5. To make our efforts in this di
rection the more effective we hereby
associate ourselves as the "Bryan Re
publican Club of Minnesota,"
FfCtarcmhttatf, ZntM OlstrtcL '
I desire to announce to the people of
Box Butte county that I am the regu
lar nomine of the second district for
commissioner on the Democratic-Independent
ticket and will appreciate sin
cerely any support the voters see fit to
give me at the polls. J. P. Jensen.
For Ccunty Attemty.
For County Commissioner
Favorable words are heard from all
parts of the county in regard to J. P.
Jensen's record as couuty commission
er and evidently it is the intention of
f the tax payers to elect him for the sec
ond term. No mistake will be made
in so doing.
1 hereby announce myseli as a can
didate for the office of county attorney
of Box Butte county, Nebraska, on the
democratic-independent ticket, and
'solicit the support of the voters of Box
Butto couuty. Eugene Burton.
The straw vote will soon be buried
-by tho real thing.
Just watch Box Butte county startle
"the natives next Tuesday. The Bryan
vote will bo a surprise party to many.
Taft and his supporters are insisting
that if Bryan should be elected a hos
tile senate would defeat democratic
aims. This is au admission that they
are false in their claim that the people
rule, as Bryan says they should, Paste
that in your hat.
Jn a speech in the West, Mr, Taft
told the people that if Mr. Bryan suc
ceeded he would put trust-controlled
articles on the free list, but that the
republicans would not do anythiug of
be sort, but "the republican plan of
regulation is the proper remedy." The
"republican plan of regulation" has
been in operation 12 years, with the
result that under McKiuley 127 new
trusts were organized and under
Roosevelt 107 new ones began busi
ness. If "the republican plan of reg
ulating" is proper, why do trusts mul
tiply and why do they continue to
Mr. Taft says he is in favor of postal
savings banks so does tho Republican
platform. The republican party has
, been in power 12 years. Why hasn't
it established postal savings banks?
Mr. Taft opposes guaranteeing bank
deposits. The republicans in Kausas,
Nebraska, Wisconsin and other states
advocate guaranteeing deposits, but
the big hankers oppose this protection.
What the big1 bankers say goes with
the republicans. Why do they wish
postal savings banks? Because they
know the money deposited in postal
savings banks would go into the big
banks and strengthen their control of
he finances of the country.
Labor Sends 7000 Letters
To date, 7ooo letters have been re
ceived and in casting up the sentiment
which prevails, in the localities from
which these communications originat
ed, it is discovered that the first three
mentioned states become the center of
activity. Viewing the situation from
the standpoint as focalized in New
York, Ohio and Indiana, indications of
an almost positive character show that
the votes of the organized workmen to
the extent of between So and 85 per
cent will be cast for Mr. Bryan.
"The trend of sentiment in the ranks
of labor has been strongly marked by
its.iapid advance during the last week,
so much so, that I have understated
the per cent which I believe to be the
"From every point of view, taking
into consideration, personal corres
pondence, demands for labor litera
ture, reports from men in the field,
wtio are workiug in our interests, and
from air the contributory sources in
timately co-operative with the move
ment instituted by labor, no other con
clusion can be drawn than that so far
as the men of labor are concerned,
Mr. Brvan will receive a greater sup
port than any presidential candidate
iu the history of this country has ever
received before from that source. In
deed, the outlook is extremely rosy.
To which Class
Do You Belong ?
The republican contributions have
not been made public, but it is generally
known that Andrew Carnegie, who was
at the head of the steel trust, and yet
owns considerable stock in the concern,
contributed something like 20,000 to
the Taft campaign fund. J. J. Hill,
the railroad magnate, too, contributed
most liberally to assist in selecting the
man whose opposition to labor and es
pecially labor unions has made him
detested by all fair-minded people.
Other corporations and trust magnates
ha,e given their thousands that Taft
may be elected to protect their interests
and ill-gotten gains, On the other
hand is the daily contributions of those
of moderate means and their means
and amounts published that everyone
may read. To which class do you be
There 1ms been little of the spectacular in this
campaign unless the tremendous ovations tendered
Bryan 'everywhere may be called spectacular! The
people are not making much noise,1 which may betaken
as an indication that they are '""keeping1 up a de'il o'
The republican state platform of North Dakota
declares in favor of guaranteed bank deposits, the
election of United States senators by direct vote of the
people, the speedy revision of the tariff and abolition of
all duties on those articles whose production or distri
bution are controlled and manipilated by the trusts.
Any of our republican friends 'who doubt this
statement are invited to call at this office" and we will
show them the platform which is published in a leading
republican newspaper of North Dakota.
' A feeling of absolute confidence in the election
of Bryan prevades in the breast? of men who have been
intimately connected with the managment of his cam
paign. This confidence is born of the thorough unifica
tion of the democratic party, the dissensions in the re
publican party, the magnificent campaign of Bryan, the
' 'me too" echo of a campaign made by Taft, the rally
ing of the workingmen to Bryan, the popular demand
for a revision downward of the tariff, the explosion of
the old theory of panics coming only under democratic
rule and a thousand and one other things the presage
t he triumph of the principles espoused by Bryan,
Personal letters and public statements from leading
democrats who are in a position to know every
phase of tlfe situation all go to show that Bryan's elec
tion is assured.
But there is something doing the last week of
the campaign. One railroad is threatening to reduce
wages if Bryan is elected. Manufacturers v.yho employ
the profits of an iniquitous tariff threaten to close their
factories if Taft is defeated. "Calamity wails" loud
and long descend from the lips of tariff barons, political
bankers and trust beneficiaries who see the signs of
Bxyan's triumph. Everything that will coerce, brow
beat and club workingmen into voting for Taft is being
brought into use. Millions have been poured into the
republican slush fund during the last ten days. Every
cabinet officer is on the stump in an effort to stem the
' Bryan tide. RboseVeft'1 is Working like1' a ward poli
tician, and working hand in glove with the interests
that he has claimed along to be fighting to a finish.
But despite all the tide is still running Bryanward, and
a victory for the people is in sight.
In the closing days of last year- President Roose
velt hailed Morgan, Schwab, Perkins and their coterie
as "public benefactors" and "saviors of the national
credit" because they came forward and put up $35.
000,000 in cash to help tide over the "Roosevelt panic."
It now develops that in so doing Morgan, Schwab, Per
kins, et al only made a little profit of about 1 500 per
cent on their benefaction. Before putting up the
money they made it a condition that they should have
in return a controlling interest in the Tennessee Coal
and Iron Co., the steel trust's only competitor. Presi
dent Roosevelt admits thathe agreed to prevent the
consolidators from being prosecuted under the anti
trust law. Now it transpires that for this $35,000,000
the steel trust gang secured possession of a property
worth upwards of $750,000,000 and at the same time
wiped out the steel trust's only competitor. Of course
the whole gang is for Taft and is contributing liberally
to the g. o. p. campaign fund.
In many respects this has been the most unique
campaign in the history of American politics. On the
one hand is a candidate who was not the choice of the
rank and file of his party, but a selection foisted upon
them by a president who seeks to enforce the law of
entail and, impressed federal office holders to help en
force his will. On the other hand is a candidate who
was unanimously nominated by the rank and file of his
party; a man who had nothing to offer save his own
record, his ability, his honesty, his sincerity, his patri-
otism and his love for popular rights. On the one
hand a candidate backed by the trusts and syndicates
and supported by a president who has loudly boasted
of his opposition to those same trusts and syndicates.
On the other hand a candidate who has fought special
privilege, who offers an adequate remedy for present
injustice. On the one hand is a man who says an
appeal for the right of trial by-jury is "the most insid
ious attack ever made upon the integrity of the courts."
On the other hand a man who says an honest working
man should not be denied a right guaranteed the most
WE ASK YOU
To examine our
statement of con
dition. People who intrust
their money to a
band should know
something of its
The annexed state
ment speaks for it
self on its strength
we solicit your busi
The First National Bank,
CHAP.TEK NO. 4228,
At .Ullunce. In the State of Nebraska, at the
elOM-of business. September 33, 1H
Loans and Discounts $367,530.58
U. S. and other Bonds 105,800.00
Hanking House and Fixt'rs 1 1,000.00
Cash and Exchange ,. ,. . i2g,442'58
Surplus .. .4
Net Profits ..
I hereby certifiy that the above state
ment is correct. S. K. Warrick,
The First National Bank
U. S. Government, State, County and City Depository
Protect your valuable papers by rcating one of eur safety
deposit boxes. These boxes cost $1.00 to SI.50 per year. They
are protected by our fire-proof vault and eur electrical burglar
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The undersigned will sell at public auction to the
highest bidder at Smith's livery barn in
Thursday, November 19
' AT 2 P. M.
One of the best stallions ever brought to western
Nebraska. He was shipped here with the inten
tions of selling to a stock company but after
climating a year we have decided to give every
body a show at public auction : : : :
Registration No. 5577
This horse is one of the world's famous Shire breeders, bred by
Bilbo & Wilson, of Creston, Ioua, sired bv Glinton No. 10165890
and his dam is Creston Daisj , No. 4480, both imported animals.
Major has passed the examination of the Iowa Department af Agri
culture. He also received first premium at the 1907 Southwestern
Iowa Fair Association.
Major is a handsome dark bay, six years old, and weighs
1700 lbs. We guarantee him sound in every respect and
a sure breeder. Can be seen at Smith's barn in Alliance
one week before sale : : : : : : : : : :
Come and look at a good horse for once,
whether you want to buy or not.
TAttlC Nine montns' time IO Per cent.; 5 per
1 CI Hid cent, off for cash.
C. L DRAKE, Auctioneer.
MARTINDALE & SON
Work . &
Alliance Art Studio
M. E. UlttlllF, Propr.
Artistic Portraits a Specialty
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