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W'MKN tin- election returns came in
from Vermont t lu re was an unanimous
shout from the republicans that the
majority was nearly as great as in 1101.
Wonder what they will say when they
hear from Maine.
Col.. Hkvan is now in full swing1
through the eastern states and the
eampaiirn is in full blast there. At
every point he has great crowds and at
every point he is making great gains.
If the election was held today his ma
jority would he tremendous. And in
November it will be much larger.
Tiikrk ought to be a strong pull made
for the democratic ticket in this county.
It is one of the best the party ever put
iu the field and deserves the support
of the united party. Should any man
feel that there is some one man on the
ticket whom he doesn't like personally
he ought to consider the other side, and
then he is sure to vote the ticket.
William C. Uamsky, democratic can
didate for county attorney, is growing
stronger day by day. Lilly not only
started his campaign with a host of
friends but every day has added to
them until now they are myriad. And
he deserves them all. He is a good,
conscientious and able young man and
a credit to the bar of the countv.
If the banquet of the merchants and
clerks can be taken as a criterion, there
is 'lothing to be done in this city now
except get them altogether in a stroi.g
pull for new enterprises. No matter
what it is, if the enterprise employes
more men get after it and get it to lo
cate in the gateway of Nebraska.
It will likely be sometime before Can
non follows Bryan's example and lists
his wealth where the public can see how
he got it and it's size. The exposure of
the devious methods used by this trust -enriched
statesman in accumulating his
money would insure his overwhelming
defeat at the polls in November.
Mr. Bryan yesterday administered
a vigerous lambasting to Speaker Can
non, giving that gentleman the lie di:
ect for his false assertions of Mr. Bryan'
wealth, at the same time challenging
this trust-made puppet to produce a
statement of where his money came
from. This is glorious news and it is
to be h ped Mr. Bryan keeps right
after these malicious and indecent liars.
The era of the aeroplane seems to be
upon us. Yesterday's performance of
Orville Wright almost assures the speedy
use of the flying machine and another
quick revolution in the afTairs of the
world. Yesterday he was in the air for
more than an hour and succeeded in
carrying another passenger, Frank P.
Lahm with him for a trip. It wasja
marvelous exhibition and is full of deep
significance. The new competitor of
the steam and electric road looms strong
in the distance.
Thk republicans are being hard press
ed during this campaign and it is yet
young. They have began to misquote
and misrepresent Mr. Bryan in every
conceivable way. Their puppets and
harlequins are on the stump parading
the country shouting for the Hearst
ticket or the Debs ticket or something
equally absurd in the hopes of mislead
ing the public, while their speeches
bristle with lies and false statements
to deludo the ignorant. They must and
s i -cess of t.ie banquet given
by the joint enterprise of the
i - and their clerks ought to be
u enough to convince anyone
is city needs is to put some
:i. perseverance progress so
referred to by Toastmaster
.to active operation and we
city better than the best in
This same push and progress
in small factories, storage
plants, and kindred enter
ryone of which will employ
uild the city up. Get it into
peration snd let some defi-
nent be started toward new
Who will lead off?
More Bank Guaranty.
I:i the eastern states the republicans
are using as an argument against the
bank guaranty proposition, that there
are a great number of savings banks
Mattered throughout that section and
that the depositors in them h not want
to guarantee t he security of other banks.
In other words, they proceed upon the
theory that all these savings banks are
secure et hardly a day elapses but
what some secure savings bank goes to
the wall and carries with it the hard
earned savings of the workingmen and
small farmers. The argument is fal
lacious in the extreme. The bank guai
anty act is intended to secure the very
people whom this argument is aimed at.
A big corporation always receives ample
warning of a falling bank- it is the little
fellow who is caught and always the
little fellow is the workingman and the
farmer. He is never a big trust mag
nate. If one stops to consider he will
hardly be able to recall an instance in
which Rockefeller, Gates, Harriman,
Hill or men of their like are quoted as
losers in bank failures. It is always
the thrifty mechanic or the sturdy farm
er. This ought to open the eyes of the
Every vote cast this fall for the
democratic county ticket is a vote for
the election of good men to legislative
oflices. No better ticket has been pre
sented to the voters of Cass County
than that of the democrats When
they selected Banning as their candidate
for senator, they chose wisely he hav
ing had such experience in business life
and in county affairs as to thoroughly
familiarize him with the needs of the
people. John P. Sattler is an old and
well known citizen who has often oc
cupied positions of trust in the com
munity and one who has known what
the people desire and what they need.
0. W. Laughlin is a prosperous and
popular farmer. He is peculiaiy adapt
ed to knowing the needs of this large
class of our people and he being one of
them, will see that their wants are
taken care of. M. A. Bates is well
known throughout the county where
his large acquaintance has given him an
insight into just what is needed for the
welfare of the people. As is well known
his broad sympathies will lead him to
take care of the interests of the people
and his vote can be safely depended up
on for every measure of interest to them.
This is all proof certain that a vote for
; he democratic ticket is a vote in the
Thk smoke having cleared away from
the primary election, the democrats and
independents car. now take stock of
their choice and it can safely be said
they have good reason to congratulate
themselves upon the general high grade
of their ticket. It is possible that an
improvement might be made in select
ing men for one or possibly two places
on the ticket, but taken as a hole it is
a ticket that should and will command
the support of every democrat and in
dependent of the state. It represents
something near to the heart of the peo
ple their interests- Headed by Shall
enberger, the great campaigner, it will
make a grand fight and sweep Nebras
ka like a whirl wind.
The formation of a Bryan and Kern
Businessmen's League in New York
City headed by that prominent merchant
Nathan Straus ought to dispose of the
tale that Bryan is a bogey to business
interests. Mr. Straus sums up the sit
uation well when he says that Mr. Bryan
does not menace any honest business
interest. And now steps are under way
to form another organization of the
same kind in Chicago. The tide is surely
running strong Bryan way.
There are millions of dollars hid away
in old socks and other receptacles
because people have no confidence in
banks. Let the Democratic plan of guar
anteeing deposits become the policy of
the country and these millions will be
put in circulation.
It would be interesting to know if
the Republican National Committee al
so pays regular card rates for Mr.
Hearst's speeches when they are printed
in Mr. Hearst's own papers.
If you intend to vote for W. J. Bryan
attend the meeting at the council cham
ber Wednesday night for the purpose
of organizing a Bryan and Kern club.
Mrs. Thos. South is in Omaha today
on business, having been a passenger
on the fast mail this noon.
"What Has Bryan Done?"
Republicans are continually asking in
a sneering way, "What has Bryan ever
done'.'" They might have asked the same
thing about Grant before the war. He
had never displayed any ''genius either
military or civil, because he had not the
opportunity. He was through the Mexi
can war with Gen. Scott and, being with
out authority was helpless gain acheive
ment. Preceding the civil . war Grant
was a vendor of hides. No opportunity,
no distinction. When the opportunity
offered he became a great general and
when the opportunity offered he became
a distinguished statesman. Bryan has
met every opportunity coming within
range of his opportunities, manfully
and heroically. Take for instance
Bryan's advocacy of free silver, of which
so many wrong impressions are being
manufactured and published in an effort
to disparage him and his theories. He
advocated free silver as a means to an
end. He clearly foresaw that this
country's greatest need was more money.
Free silver would.furnish Jit. Republi
cans at that time argued that there
was plenty of money, all the country
needed was more confidence. While
this discussion was going on the output
of gold was largelyjincreased, the mints
were kept busyjeoining silver and the
presses busy printing national bank
notes. Since this agitation commenced,
our money value has nearly doubled.
Who dare say that this increase has
not been the main factor in our general
prosperity? Wrho dare say that the re
publican theory, that there'was Jplenty
of money was not wrong? Bryan's
theory was accomplished, though in a
different way from which he advocated.
In principle Bryan has always been
right, in details he may make a mistake.
As an orator, lecturer or debater, he
has no superiors and but few equals.
In the light of his literary acheivements,
does not the question: "What has Bryan
done?" fall flat and insignificant?
Day by day the news from Eastern
states is filled with more'.hopeful signs
of Democratic success in November.
The few differences thatexisted among
Democrats have been settled without
leaving any sore spots, and nowhere
will there be theslightestdisaffection in
the party in regard to national affairs.
On the other hand, the breaches in the
Republican party are widening.Jand not
a week passes but adds its new family
quarrel to the already long list. JRepub
licans are hopelessly split in New York,
where one faction is arrayed against
the other in an enmity more bitter
than either feels 'toward the common
enemy. If anything, the division in
Ohio is worse than in New York, and if
a vote were taken today Bryan and
Harmon would sweep the state. Lesser
rows have been brewing for months in
West Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Wis
consin, Kansas and otherj states, none
of which have been patchedjup by the
None of the the big bankers seem to
like the guarranty. It is true, however,
that if something is not done to make
all depositors absolutely recure then
the postal savings will come into vogue
and will get the deposits. It is clear
that the people are going to devise some
plan of making the money they deposit
in banks secure and so they can always
get it on demand. The people would
not consent a second time to the arbi
trary mode adopted in the late panic.
Bryan and Taft are to meet at a
Chicago banquet October 7, but as they
have agreed not to talk politics the
public will learn nothing more as to the
relative ability of jthe two menthan it
already knows. About the only line
that the public will get on them at this
meeting will beas to theirtable man
ners. A Fine Cave.
Henry Kaufman has justcompleted
the erection of the finest cave" in this
section of the country, it is reported.
The cave is twelve feet deep, twenty
feet long, and twelve feet wide and
cost over two hundred and fifty dollars.
It is concreted throughout and required
over three weeks in building. John
Wagner was the principal Tmechanic in
the construction and he did a fine job.
It is Mr. Kaufman's idea to have a
cave where he can store vegetables and
especially keep them ove r from one
day to another during the season. The
cave will abo be useful in many other
ways. Mr. Kaufman has a very fine
farm now with its many improvements.
O. B. Polk attorney, of Lincoln, Neb.,
i3 in the city today attending to busi
ness in the County Court.
PREY OF FUMES
FIRE OVERWHELMS FIGHTERS
AND ENTERS THE CITY.
BEAVER BAY IS BURNING
Towns in Ontario Are Threatened
with Destruction Forest Losses
of the Year Will Be
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 12. The town
of Grand Marais now is on fire. Lat
est reports sy the Are has over
whelmed the fighters, and the out
skirts of the town burning. The town
appears to be doomed and it is feared
that 1,500 people will be homeless.
Beaver Bay Also Burning.
Beaver Bay, on the north shore of
Lake Superior, 60 miles northeast of
Duluth, also is reported to be burning.
The citizens have appealed to Gov.
Johnson for aid. The Booth ship
America has gone to their rescue.
Fires rage all over Lake and Cook
counties. Hundreds of homesteads
have been burned and 2.000 people are
Ontario Towns in Danger,
Port Arthur, Out., Sept. 12. Hush
fires surround Port Arthur and Fort
William. The whole country east and
west lm ablaze and the fire is gaining
headway. Thunder Cane is lighted up
Fast of here al; the Canadian
Pacific railway it is reported that the
worst forest fires in the history of the
country are now raging and that thou
sands of dollars' worth of timber is
ablaze. Along the Duluth extension
several villages are threatened. Ac
cording to a repor' received here the
fire is only a shorL distance from the
village of Hymers. From the interna
tional boundary to Hymers. a distance
of 30 miles, the whole country is
Forest fires destroyed the camp
owned by George Mooring on Pigeon
river, with the outfit. One camp
owned by the Pigeon River Company
on Arrow river was destroyed Friday,
and another owned by the same com
pany was partly destroyed. The fire
on Thunder Cape is still burning and
the Silver Islet buildings are believed
to be in great danger. The city is
shrouded in smoke.
Forest Losses Enormous.
Washington, Sept. 12. The forest
fires which have just laid waste whole
counties in Minnesota and Michigan
and extended into Wisconsin, destroy
ing many towns and making thou
sands of persons homeless. have
focused the attention of government
officials here as well as state forest
officers on the enormous losses of for
est wealth which will be on record
for the year 1908.
In the whole northern half of the
United States from coast to coast it
is likely that the year will go down
as one of the worst in the last quar
ter century. The latest disasters in
Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin
are the worst of the many that have
visited the lake states this yar. The
Pacific coast, the Rocky mountain and
the New England states and Canada
have had a thorough and in some
cases, a continuous experience in fire.
Forest service officials say that it is
doubtful if this year's actual losses
from forest fires In all parts of the
country will ever be known, but it is
certain that they will run up so high
in the millions that the country will
be startled when a compilation of sta
tistics at the end of the season makes
it possible to give even the most con
servative figures. They point out that
were all the timber burned up this
year in all parts of the country con
verted into cash it could provide for
a good sized navy of first-class battle
ships. Tife forest officials say the
fires have started a widespread move
ment in many states to check them
by adopting rational systems of fire
KAISER DOESN'T ENTER FRANCE.
William Changes His Mind About As
cending the Hohneck.
Altenberg, Alsace. Spt. 12. Em
peror William disappointed the gen
eral expectation that he would set foot
on French territory Friday in the
course of a sight-seeing trip along the
Vosges range. The French authorities
forwarded his majesty a hearty invi
tation to do so and had made every
preparation to welcome the imperial
visitor. He had intended to ascend
the Hohneck. the highest point in this
vicinity, which is situated in French
territory. From it a splendid view
may be had of Remiremont and the
valley of tk Moselle river. Emperor
William arrived here late in the after
noon and decided not to proceed ac ross
The frontier, but he sent his thanks to
the French officials for the courtesy
Yoimg Wife Commits Suicide.
Seattle. Wash.. Sept. 12. Mrs. John
Davis, wife cf one of the leading real
estate dealers of this city, committed
suicide by taking carbolic acid. She
was 23 years old, he is 38, and they
had been married only since March
15 last. It is said they had had sev
Forest Fire In Maine.
Klneo, Me.. Sept. 12. A fierce for
est fire two miles northwest of the
small torn of Jackman. on the Ca
nadian Pacific railroad, threaten that
D MARA S
TUFT BILL TOUR
THE MIDDLE WEST
HIS FIRSTNCAMPAIGN TRIP IS BE
1 TWO OTHERS ARE PLANNED
Bryan Welcomed by Big Crowds
Wheeling After a Day of
Speechmaking in Ohio
Cincinnati, Sept. 12. Candidate
Taft's first speechmaking trip will be
through the west. A. I. Vorys left
here for New York Friday to person
ally represent the candidate before
the national committee in arranging
this trip, which will take in at least
the states of Missouri, Kansas, Ne
braska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
Two other trips are being planned,
one through the eastern states and
another through a number of south
ern states. These, however, will not
be worked out until the western jour
ney has been arranged.
Judge Taft and National Chairman
Hitchcock had an extended conference
over the long distance telephone, the
result of which was the hurried de
parture of Mr. Yorys for New York.
"Mr. Vorys, having been with me for
some time, knows exactly my Ideas
concerning this trip," Judge Taft ex
plained, "and it was regarded as more
satisfactory that he should go to New
York and take up the details of the
Trip with the committee. He will
bring back with him, probably Sun
day, the result of the committee's de
cision." Amusing Letter from Shaw.
This characteristic; letter In.-n for
mer Secretary of the Treasury Leslie
M. Shaw, was received by .ledge Talt:
"The committee in charge of the Re
publican state convention of Illinois,
being in extremis, asked Shaw to
make a few remarks. Of course, he
consented, and while you will have
neither the time nor the appetite there
for, he is going to stick into the en
velope that bears this message of love
and good will, a transcript of some of
his mental gyrations preliminary to
the task assigned.
"I wish I could run down to see
you, but there is nothing I can say ex
cept to express my abiding good
wishes and a large measure of confi
dence in final results.
"If you should meet Mrs. Taft dur
ing the progress of the campaign, give
her my kindest regards, and say to
her that Shaw thinks that in less than
12 months from and after this day and
date, she will be the b.-st beloved
woman in the land. Affectionately
yours, L. M. Shaw."
Bryan in West Virginia.
Wheeling, W. Ya., Sept. 12. William
Jennings Bryan Friday afternoon and
night was West Virginia's guest. A
royal welcome was accorded him as
his private car "Olivette," containing
himself and party and a big reception
committee crossed the Ohio river and
entered this city.
Speaking at night to a multitude of
persons Mr. Bryan pointed out the
differences in the two platforms and
made a plea for Democratic support.
He made frequent reference to Mr.
Taft and told his audience that the
Republican candidate was conducting
his campaign on a platform so obnox
ious to him that he was forced to con
tinually patch it up with amendments
of his own. Much stress was laid on
the labor and anti-injunction planks of
the Democratic platform.
Talks to Ohio Crowds.
The visit to Wheeling followed an
eventful day in Ohio. From the time
the Democratic candidate left Colum
bus, early in the morning, until he
crossed the Ohio river into West Yir
tinla, the crowds which gathered along
the line of travel, made insistent de
mands for his appearance.
At Steubenville a large crowd gath
ered, and from a railroad truck beside
the track, while his car was being
shifted to another train, Mr. Bryan ad
dressed them. As he had done a
other points in the state, he hurled
shafts of ridicule at Mr. Taft, whose
speeches, he declared, had darkened
rather than illumined the subjects
which compose the Republican plat
form. Arrested as He Leaves Prison.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Sept. 12. J. P.. An
drews, who Friday completed a sen
tence of IS months in the Western
penitentiary for Highway robbery com
mitted in this city, was arrested as
he stepped from the prison, by Sheriff
Yorhise of Ontario county. New York.
It is alleged that Andrews
as Foley robbed the II.
bank at Shorts vil'e. N. Y.
on December 15. H'00.
Veteran Traction Man Resigns.
Springfield, 111.. Sept. 12 Aftr
nearly seven years of service with the
Illinois Traction system. Cen'M-pl Man
ager L. E. Fischer of Danville Frid ly
tendered his resignation to President
W. M. McKinley, to take effect on
January 1, 1909. Mr. Fischer will he
succeeded by li. E. Chubbuck of Ot
Burlington Shippers Protest.
Burlington, la., Sept. 12. The ship
pers and jobbers of Burlington Friday
held a large meeting to protest against
change In the freight rates now exist
ing. A committee will be appointed to
present the views to the Interstate
commerce commission and to demand
that if lower rates are granted Des
Moines, the same shall be given Burl
ington in proportion.
CLOSE TO DEATH.
Union-Lincoln Passenger Train Has
lias Narrow Eccapc.
The Missouri Pacific passenger trait:,
running between I'nioti at-d Lincoln, had
a narrow escape this morning from go
ing through a bridge and killing all of
The train was coming down from
Lincoln, about K o'clock and when near
Nehawka and the engine was crossing
the bridge where Engineer "Peggy"
Young and his fireman were killed, by
reason of the engine going through the
bridge, the trucks of the tender attach
ed to the engine climbed the rails and
ran out to the edge of the bridge tim
bers, breaking through them and then a
strange thing happened. They seemed
to strike something and ran back close
to the rail and across the bridge. The
engine had been stopped by this time
and the passengers as well as the train
crew realized what a narrow escape
they all had. The train was traveling
at a high rate of speed when the acci
dent ocoured and what prevented the
truck from leaving the bridge and carry
ing the train with it is something that
no one can understand and even expert
rail road men cannot explain. The
coaches remained or. the rail and none
but the engineer and fireman had reali
zed that son.ething had gone wrong
gone wrong until the train stopped.
All of the passengers were badly fright
ened. Mr. K. Zook and daughter, Leah,
were abroad the train and he says that,
it was about the closest call he ever
had and it was bard to explain just why
the truck did not leave the bridge, but
come back and hugged the rail until the
train stopped. He said it was one of
the most peculiar accidents he had ever
The train was delayed about twenty
minutes by reason of the accident. There
is one thing peculiar about the Missouri
Pacifi accidents they destroy rolling
stock, but injure no one. This road
has been having a number of this kind
of accidents of late and on that particu
lar branch. Nebraska ( 'it v News.
Democrats Coose Him for State Con
vention. Dr. J. S. Livingston
The democratic county central com
mittee and candidates were to have met
this afternoon to choose a new chair
man and also elect a delegate to the
state convention. The committee got
around all right, there being some of
the members present, but the candi
dates were evidently haying, as C. M.
Seybert was the only one to put in his
appearance. It is reported that the
balance of the ticket is at Nehawka,
making inroads on the republican
strength, in that bailiwick.
The meeting had most encouragiug
reports before it of prospects for carry
ing the entire ticket trough in this
county. The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Henry R. Geringand
P. E. RufTner acted as secretary. The
first business to come up was the choice
of a delegate to the state convention.
On motion Henry R. Gering was unani
mously elected delegate. The choice of
a new chairman resulted in the election
of Dr. J. Stuart Livingston by unani
mous vote. The selec tion of a secre
tary was left to the chairman.
Dr. Livingston came in after the elec
tion and accepted the position under
Thedelegates also c hoose an executive
committee of six members: John Tighe,
of Manley, being chosen chairman, the
other members of the committee being
Harry Y. McDonald, of Murdock; C. E.
Metzger, of Cedar Creek; Jas. Rey
nolds, of Union; Herman Pankonin, of
Louisville, and Henry Stioke, of Eagle.
The committeemen were very happy
in their selection of officers for the
coming campaign. Dr. Livingston, the
chairman is a well known physician of
this county, popular and of excellent
political judgment, and a man splend
idly equipped for the important position
for which he has been chosen. His sel
ection is a sure harbinger of an united
party and a great viclorv. In the sel
ection of John Tighe as chairman of the
! executive committee the committee
j also acted wisely. A man of much ex
perience, well acquainted throughout
the county, and one who stands high
in public estimation. ,he should add
much to the prospects of victory. The
personal committee is very high, the
members being reputable citizens of
their several communities and active
j and hustling citizens.
Dance September 19.
By error of the compositor last even
ing the advertisement of the dance of
the T. J. Sokol society was made to ap
pear to be held this evening, when it
should have read Saturday evening,
September 19. Remember the date is
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