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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1906)
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 33
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Alaska held Its first tdrrjtorlal elec
tion August 14. Two delegates to
congress wore chosen; one Is to serve
for the unexpired term of the Fifty
ninth and one for' the Sixtieth congress.
Alexander B. Chisholm, paying, tel
ler of the First National bank of Bir
mingham, Ala., has been arrested on
tho charge of embezzling $97,000.
take charge of the insurance business.
An Associated Pressdispatch undert
date of Paris. August 13, follows: "In
a statement today W. J. Bryan states
that he alone is responsible for the
.information contained in his letter to
National Committeeman Roger Sulli
van of Chicago in which he demanded
Mr. Sullivan's resignation because of
alleged irregularities" in connection
with Sullivan'B political action. Mr.
Sullivan refused to resign and de
clared that Mr. Bryan had been mis
informed by Messrs, Dunlap and
Thompson and others of a rival fac
tion. Mr. Bryan declared in the state
ment made today that while he was
'anxious to give Sullivan a chance: to
retire without a fight, it is probalily
just as well that he refused, for, if
we must fight to purify the party or
ganization the sooner it begins the
The New.Xork state railroa.dv com
mission recently made a report on
the traffic of the local transportation
linos of New York City for the quar
ter, ending June 30. It showed that
there was an increase of 29,925,163 In
paying passengers carried over , the
corresnonding nuarter for 1905 and
that the total number of cash fares
The G. A. It. held its annual en
campment at Minneapolis, Minn., and
chose tho following officers: Commander-in-chief,
R. B. Brown, Zanes
vllle, Ohio; senior vice commander,
William Armstrong, Indianapolis;
junior vice commander, B. B Fenton,
Detroit; chaplain-in-chief, Archbishop
John Ireland, St. Paul; surgeon gen
eral, W. H. Johnson, Lincoln, Neb.
beginning business and the balance
within two years.
A recommendation is made for a
homo for indigent or decrepit wives of
confederate soldiers and sailors and
that a state department of agriculture
Senators Bailey and Culberson
were endorsed, and complimentary
reference, was made to Mr. Bryan.
The following state- ticket was nom
Governor T. M. Campbell.
Lieutenant governorr-fA,.; B. David
son. , , '
Attorney general S. W Davidson.
Comptroller J., W: Stephens:
Treasurer Samuel' Sparks, ''
Superintendent n of public Instruc
tion R. B.' Cousins; ,?? '41-
Railroad commissioner-HD. J; Sto
Chief justice of the supreme court
R. R. Gaines. '' ' ' -r '
Judge court of criminal appeals
J W. Henderson.. ,1
.G. A. Cardin of Dallas was chosen
chairman of the state executive com
mittee. 4 ...-
water existing prior to the adoption
of tho amendment is not to be im
paired. A supplemental measure re
stricts tho amount of water to be tak
en from the falls to the amount that
any corporation is now legally autho
rized to take. Corporations violating
these provisions will forfeit their char
ters and the right to transact business
in the state. This is all that can bo
accomplished by New York Jb save
the falls without destroying vested
rights. Philadelphia Ledger.
The Nebraska socialist convention
met at Lincoln and nominated for
United States senator, John R. Roe of
Omaha; for governor, Ezra Taylor, of
n . Au newspaper dispatch from Los
Angeles, ..Cal:, . follows; ' "Samuel M.
.Hendrlclc ninety-nine ;years and four
months1 old, today joined the Los
Angeles bricklayers' union. Hend
dricks has been a contractor in this
city for twenty years. He wants to
do some journeyman work and decid
ed to join the -union. '.. Onerofhis five
children, a girl, was born four years
ago." : - . . ' - .
The 'city of Valparaiso, Chile, was
wrecked by an earthquake August 17.
Judge J. J. Thomas of Seward was
dominated for congress by the demo
cratic congressional convention for
the Fourth Nebraska district.
Representative Nicholas Ldngworth,
son-in-law of the president, has been
elected to succeed Seymour Baton as
secretary of the international policy
Mrs. Pearl Cragle, famous as a nov
elist, writing under tho nom de plume
of "John Oliver Hobbes," Is dead.
Tho republican state convention for
Texas nominated tho following ticket:
Governor, Dr. Carey A. Gray, Fan
ning county; lieutenant governor,
Frederick Holfhoinze, Guadalupe coun
ty; attorney general, Charles W. Og-
uden, San Antonio; comptroller, Went
worth Manning, Vanzantlt county;
"treasurer, George M. Booth, William
A newspaper dispatch from New
York follows: "That the Consolidat
ed Gas company must supply its con
sumers with gas at 80 cents a thou
sand feet, as provided in the law
"passed by the state legislature at its
.last session, was decided by Justice
Gigorlch in the supreme court, when
ne granted a peremptory writ of man
aamus compelling the company to
, furnish gas to a consumer at the 80
cent rate. The justice held that the
uuiiiimuy z ouuutiu 10 a reasonable
profit on the actual' value of its prop
erty, but not on such value plus the
amount of some former capitalization."
NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
The Nebraska state fair: which
opens in Lincoln, September 3, prom
ises to be the largest and best In the
history of the association. The live
stock accommodations Kave been ex
hausted despite the erection of new
sheds, pens and stalls. The harness
events promise to be of unusual merit
and the other attractions will be great
er than ever before. The railroads
have arranged to care for the great
THE SECRETARY'S HAT
The, Hon. John D. Long is a native
of Buckfield, Mo., and the people call
him "Johnny" when, he returns thither
on his annual vacations. A few sum
mers ago, when secretary of the navy,
he paid a visit there, and called upon
some of his old friends, and among
them a widow who had won the ap
pellation of "Aunt" Bridgham in the
neighborhood where she lived.
Secretary Long wore a tall hat that
day, and when he came into the house,
darkened to exclude the flies and the
heat, he put his hat, top down, on a
table. When he picked It up, after
concluding his call, he found that he
had placed it squarely in the center
of- a sheet of flypaper, and the paper
was stuck on so firmly that "Aunt"
Bridgham was obliged to trim the
sheet around the edges of the hat with
a pair of scissor, as she would trim
a custard pie. Secretary Long left
the house with the flypaper adhering
to the top of h,is hat Boston Herald.
NO GOOD ONES
President Roosevelt used to talk
about good trusts and bad trusts, but
he seems to have had poor luck in
finding the good ones, and should
soon begin to believe with the rest
of us that there are no good trusts.
Fremont (Neb.) Herald.
A PRACTICAL STEP
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Lincoln is prepared to entertain more A Practical step has been taken by
neonle than ever before. The. crowth tne New York assembly for the pres-
of the Nebraska state fair has been
phenomenal, and it Is now conceded,
to be one of the largest, if not the
largest, state ias in the union.
Every department of exhibits will be
full to overflowing, and the state's
fish exhibit this year will be. larger
than ever. A catfish weighing nearly
100 pounds will be the chief feature.
The dates of the fair are September
3 to 7.
ervation of Niagara Falls from fur
ther spoliation by the passage of a,
constitutional amendment providing
that hereafter no license or privilege
for the diversion of the water of the
Niagara river above the falls from-
its natural channel shall be granted,
except for sanitary, domestic or fire
purposes. The right to divert the
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Stephen J, Kostlca, a young Chicago
musician, gave his own life in rescu
ing from the waters at South JHaven,
Mich., two young women. The lad
was a stranger to the women, but
when he saw their peril, he rushed to
The committee on insurance law of
the American Bar association recom
mends that the federal government least half their capital stock before
The democratic state convention for
Texas met at Dallas, August 15. The
platform as adopted endorses the ad
ministration of Governor Lanham; de
mands that the next legislature enact
a law prohibiting lobbying; favors a
law against the issuing of free passes,
except in specified cases and makes
a request that the governor keep the
next legislature in session if neces
sary by extraordinary call until such
a law is passed.
It demands a law prohibiting cor
porations from contributing to the
campaign expenses of any party or
individual; demands amendments
compelling corporations to pay in at
THE PRIMARY PLEDGE
I promise to attend all the primaries of my party to be hefd between
now and the next Democratic National Convention, unless unavoidably
prevented, and to-use my influence to secure a clear, honest and
straightforward declaration of the party's position on every question
upon which the. voters of tho party desire to speak.
County State Voting precinct or ward.
Fill out Blank and mall to Commoner Office, Lincoln, Nebraska.
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