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SOME STATE POLITICAL NOTES
"When the democratic state convention meets in Grand Island
next Tuesday the watchword will be "Wilson and Marshall and
harmony!" Nobody is going to Grand Island to "get" anybody.
The only issues are those enumerated in the Baltimore platform,
and the only men whose personal welfare is to be considered are
the candidates upon the ticket. Hopelessly divided among them
selves, the republicans are seeking to get the democrats in similar
shape by arousing prejudices and animosities that have beenbmried.
Any democrat who has an idea of going to Grand Island for the
purpose of "disciplining somebody," or "burying somebody," would
do well to remain at home.
Governor Aldrich loves to denounce the Sanborn decision as an
attempt to deprive states of the right to control and regulate their
own internal affairs, yet he directs the manager of his press bureau
to denounce John H. Morehead for opposing Senate File 128, which
bill sought to deprive Nebraska municipalities of the right to
regulate and control their own public service utilities. If consistency
happened to be a complete suit of clothes and Governor Aldrich had
nothing else, he couldn't appear on the streets without being
arrested for indecent exposure.
State Auditor Barton, now a candidate for congress in the Fifth
district, is telling the people that the "insurance combine" and the
"insurance lobby" is grafting worse than ever. As Auditor Barton
has been the insurance czar for four years he might, at least, tell
us why he has done something to put a stop to the grafting.
ment at 116 North Thirteenth street. He understands the business
thoroughly and is equipped to handle any sized contract in the
plumbing line with satisfaction to all concerned. Mr. Cultra is
entitled to the confidence of the public because of his skill and his
knowledge. Any business entrusted to him will be attended, to in a
most satisfactory manner.
A NEW BUSINESS IDEA.
Some one recently remarked, anent the high cost of living, that
"we could live about as cheaply as our fathers lived if we were
content to live as our fathers lived." The East Lincoln Cleaning
Works, 112 North Twenty-seventh street, realizes this fact and
offers a reduced price list for services to those who bring their own
garments and call for them when ready. Patrons save just 20 per
eent over average prices by being their own delivery clerks. The
East Lincoln Cleaning Works is rendering the best of service and is
rapidly building up a good business by giving satisfaction to every
patron. A call over Auto .6139 will secure tot you any information
you may desire relative to service and price, and you may depend
upon this concern to do just what you want done.
' Being wholly unprejudiced in this First congressional district
fight we fell at liberty express entire confidence in Paul Clark's
ability to take care of his own interests. Brer Clark is some pump
kins when it comes to knowledge of the political game.
Of course you are coming to the State Fair. The display this
year, in all lines, will be bigger and better than ever.
Immediately after the state primary last April Governor Aldrich
announced in a public interview that he purposed "putting that man
Morehead on record" on certain questions. What has happened f
Is it possible that the governor is too busy preparing a defense and
an explanation for his own administration? Six murders growing
out of incompetent and inefficient management of the state prison
under the sole control of Governor Aldrich. Constant turmoil at
the Soldier's Home at Milford through the incompetency and
inefficiency of commandants appointed by Governor Aldrich. Ille
getimate baby born to a half-witted ward of the state at Beatrice,
said ward having been an inmate for years, and no effort made to
punish the brute responsible for the demented girl's condition. After
paying state warrants in spot cash for many years,, it remained for
Governor Aldrich 's administration to so manage the financial affairs
of the state that holders of warrants had to register them and
discount them at bank. Cost of maintaining state institutions greater
per capita than under any other state administration. TVe opine
that Governor Aldrich will be so all-fired busy defending his admin
istration's record that he will not have much time in which to com
ment upon the record of his opponent.
Much has been said in many of the republican organs about
Senator Morehead's stand relative to certain "reform" insurance
bills introduced at the last session. Those g. o. p. organs are howl
ing loudly about the need of "insurance reform," yet every one of
them is staunchly supporting Howard, the republican candidate for
auditor. The auditor is the insurance commissioner, and Howard
.was backed for the nomination by every member of the insurance
combine and by every lobbyist and agent therefor. The trouble
with republican pretense is that about the time it gets well started
it jabs its pilot into its caboose.
Herman Diers, the democratic candidate for lieutenant gover
nor, is experienced in legislative matters, a man of mature judg
ment and well balanced mind. The lieutenant governor presides
over the senate, and acts as governor in case of the death or absence
from the state of the governor. The position is too important to
trust in the hands of an immature youngster of no experience in
public affairs and incapable of expressing an intelligent opinion on
the chief questions of the day.
It is not necessary for a man to be eternally yawping and
fulminating in order to be a "progressive." A progressive man,
politically, is known by what he stands for and works for, find
measured by this John Morehead is a progressive of progressives,
Twenty years ago he was battling for the principles now so often
pointed to as the "progressive principles" of today. While men
now claiming to be "progressive" were demanding that we "let
well enough alone" and standing solidly with the big interests repre
sented by Mark Hanna, John Morehead was working for and voting
for the very things that these men now claim a monopoly upon.
There is not a single progressive principle enunciated in the plat
forms of the populist and democratic platforms of the - last two
decades that Morehead has not supported, and while doing it he
was opposed and denounced by the men who now seek to secure
place and power on the strength of their "progressiveness."
The Grand Island convention will frame a democratic state
platform defining the state issues. It will elect a state central com
mittee, and this committee will select its officers. The purpose of
the convention will be to put a militant democracy in fighting trim
for the campaign, not to put "water on the wheel" of any clique or
faction; not to "discipline anybody;" not to "play even" for fan
cied slights." "She triumph of democratic principles in state and
nation is of vastly more moment than the "vindication" of any man
or set of men.
It will be the purpose of this newspaper from time to time to
compare the record of the Aldrich administration with that of his
predecessor. And with the evidence at hand it is going to be easy
to show that Governor Aldrich will have many things to explain
between Chautauqua speeches and newspaper interviews.
Considering how often he claims to have been misquoted it is
a wonder that the chief executive of Nebraska doesn't quit talking
so much for publication.
THE ART OF EXPERIENCE.
There are some things that come only through experience ; things
that can not be learned from books or from correspondence schools.
One of them is the art of plumbing. It takes actual contact with
the work itself to make one proficient. For several years G. W.
Cultra was business manager o,f Cooper & Cole Bros', establishment,
and as such he came to know the plumbing business thoroughly,
after having spent several years at the trade. Recently Mr. Cultra
engaged in the plumbing business for himself, opening an establish-
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Sarsfield Aboo Heard Call of Wild
NEW YORK. To the unspeakable
amazement of James Ford, a vet
eran cab driver, his veteran horse,
Sarsfield Afcco, nineteen years o'd.
ran away the other afternoon. The
amazement of Ford was shared by his
fares, Mr. and Mrs. William Haynes
and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Jones of
3'atington, Pa., who had engaged
Ford and his rig at the Liberty street
ferry because of the demure appear
ance and deliberate gait of the afore
said Sarsfield Aboo.
Incidental to the runaway the vis
itors from Slatington. Pa., were the
cynosure of ail eyes and the assail
ants cf all ears along Fifth avenue
from Eighth street to Fourteenth
street. At the latter point Policemen
Delehanty and Herrington leaped upon
Sarsfield Aboo and bore him to the
pavement to the utter destruction of
their new uniforms and the accumula
tion of bruises, sprains and con
tusions which gained them the unso
licited sick leave of a department
James Ford was sitting on the box
of his weatherbeaten cab at the
Liberty street ferry when the Slating
ton visitors approached him and
evinced a desire to he transferred to
the Grand Central station in time to
catch a train for Millwood, N. T.
They specified in the 'contract that
they were to be driven up Fifth ave
nue as far as the length of that
thoroughfare served as a route to
"Clack-clack-clack," sounded the
ample hoofs of Sarsfield Aboo on the
wet and shiny pavements until Eighth
street and Fifth avenue was reached.
At that crossing Jehu Ford endeav
ored to urge Sarsfield Aboo across the
car tracks ahead of an automobile
proceeding from east to west.
The automobile struck the rear
right wheel of the cab and swung it
about so violently that Ford was
jarred from his seat and fell sprawh.
ing to the street. With a loud honk
of the horn the automobile sped wesf
and Sarsfield Aboo, elevating his
head and tail, sped north.
Feeling the call of the wild or
something, Sarsfield Aboo extended
himself with every jump. By the time
he reached Ninth street he was mov
ing like Ballyhoo Bey coming down
the stretch under whip and spur.
The Hayneses and the Joneses
opened both doors of the cab with
the idea of jumping out. But the
ladies were afraid to jump and the
men would not jump ahead of the
ladies, so all four did the next best
thing and emitted Pennsylvania cries
of alarm that were heard for blocks.N
With every yell from the cab Sars
field Aboo put on more speed. Ap
proaching Fourteenth street he was
in his best stride and the cab was
slipping to and fro over the pavement
like the lash of a whip.
Delehanty and Herrington, giants in
stature and cool of mind, saw the
runaway coming. With businesslike
nonchalance they placed themselves
so Sarsfield Aboo and the trailing
cab would have to come between
Delehanty grabbed the bridle and
hung on. Herrington got the reins
and hung on. The cops fell and were
dragged across Fourteenth street,
but the weight told on Sarsfield
Aboo and as he essayed to turn and
shake them off he got tangled up In
his own feet and fell.
After a time Ford, the cabman,
came limping along and rescued his
property. Upon his assurance that
Sarsfield Aboo was so tired he would
not run away again If the Metropoli
tan tower fell down In front of his
face, the Slatington, Pa., quartet con
tinued the trip to the Grand Central
station In the Ford cab.
MISS IDE'S WEDDING GIFTS
Society, both In this country and
abroad, was greatly interested In the
marriage recently of Miss Marjorie
Ide, daughter of Henry C. Ide, Amer
ican minister to Spain,' to Shane Les
lie, son of Col. and Mrs. John Leslie
of New York, and grandson of Sir
John and Lady Constance Leslie of
Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Ireland. The
ceremony was performed at- the coun
try home of the brother-in-law and
sister of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Bourke Cockran, Sands Point, L. I.
Not in years has any bride, outside
royal circles, received so remarkable
a collection of gifts as that presented
Miss Ide. From King Alfonso and
Queen Victoria of Spain came auto
graphed photographs and an old
Spanish fan, a piece from the Royal
museum. The President and Mrs.
Taft sent a large silver basket and
Miss Helen Taft a silver tea caddy.
Mr. Ide's presents are a diamond
necklace and stocks and bonds. From
Colonel and Mrs. Leslie there Is a corsage ornament of diamonds and pearls.
Mr. and Mrs. Cockran gave a string of large pearls.
Gifts from Sir John and Lady Constance Leslie are connecting links be
tween the historic past and the present. Sir John gave an old diamond and
ruby bracelet that had been given to Mrs. Fltzherbert by King George IV.
of England. The gift from Lady Constance is a miniature by Cocway, which
was also presented to Mrs. Fltzherbert by King George.
There also is a glamour of history about the present from the Duke and
Duchess of Connaught, who are personal friends of Colonel and Mrs. Leslie.
It is an inkstand that was used by King George II. of England. Several
Sifts also were received from Sir Maurice de Bunsen, British ambassador to
Spain, and the members of the diplomatic corps at Madrid. The Countess of
Kerry, a cousin of the bridegroom, gave a superb Chinese mat. Scores of
other gifts were received, Including chests of silver and beautiful jewels.
The bride Is an unusually handsome young woman and for several years
has been prominent In exclusive society In New York, city and in several
cities in Europe. Her husband Is also almost as well .known in London and
Paris as he is in New York and notwithstanding his wealth and blue blood, is
ft. typical unassuming young American.
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To Disfranhcise Negroes in Texas.
Austin, Tex. A ruling that negroes
may be prohibited from voting in the
Texas precinct primary elections of
July 27 was handed down Wednesday
by the state attorney general's de
partment. It held that county execu
tive committees may prohibit negroes
from voting, but if the committees do
not specifically rule against negroes
there is nothing to prohibit a negro
from casting a ballot.
State Firemen's Tournament.
Norfolk, Neb. The state volunteer
firemens' tournament will be held at
Norfolk July 23 to 25. Over $3,500
worth of prizes will be given away
and exciting ' contests .have been ' ar
ranged. Every fireman who will visit
the tournament will be well taken
care of and accommodations have
been arranged to take care of every
visitor. ' Many bands are to furnish
abundant music, and one building has
been purchased to burn up.
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