The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 10, 1907, Page 9, Image 11
jcmmfV XF' fwfflap. siJ s G rSftO- MAY 10. 1007 k The CSthmoner. - & 9 t r i ; iCTr"T" ft - iff ; k & ' ' r f r-" ri. ... S"4wfi Kfe ""hi r j?Si.i? and that it-ls,Jbr-the protection of property rattier tftioiftfof itsonflscatlon. There is not one word ., in hijf address wlilch indicates any shadow of turning from the great policy of corporation re form with which his name is identified, but he insists that in carrying out this reform bis pur pose is to do so with a profoimd teniperatenessoi: 'spirit; with no ill will toward any individual, arid with a realization of the' fact that there is a state to preserve as well as a state to reform.- The ,- Jamestown speech, while it does not touch upon the railroad question and leaves much foi; the president to say in some future utterance, is never theless reassuring to vested interests." AN INTERESTING story is given to the Jopltn (Mo.) Globe by its New York correspondent, as follows: "Many years ago Nathan Raphael, a close friend of Russell Sage, purchased $080,000 worth of second mortgage bonds of the Wasatch & Jordan Valley Railroad company, which owned it line' in Utah. The interest on the bonds of the road was defaulted and first mortgage was fore closed, cutting out the holders of the second mort gage securities. Nathan Raphael spent a large part of his fortune trying to recover from tho rail way, but was unsuccessful. Worry caused his death. A short time ago" Russell -Sage Raphael, a son of Nathan Raphael, began suit in the federal court, on the bonds and secured a judgment for $1,080,708, including interest. This judgment has been returned by the sheriff as unsatisfied and was' today filed In court. While working up this case , Mr. Raphael's lawyer discovered that when the first mortgage was foreclosed the holders of the second mortgage, probably by a clerk's error, were not made parties to the suit. This, It IS claimed, invalidates the foreclosure proceedings. The old railroad property, which now belongs to the Denver & Rio Grande and the Rio Grande . Western, is said" to be worth about $30,000,000. The second mortgage bonds issued by the railroad amounted to $800,000." A GREAT DEAL of comment has been pror voiced by Speaker Cannon's recent speech before the Union League club in Philadelphia, m which he said: "In my judgment the danger now to us is not the weakening of the federal govern ment, but rather the failure of the forty-five sov ereign states to exercise, respectively, their Xiinc tion, their jurisdiction touching all matters not granted to the federal government. This does not come from the desire of the federal government to grasp power not conferred by the constitution, but rather from the desire of the citizens of the respective states to cast upon the federal govern ment the responsibility and duty that they should perform. If the federal government continues to centralize, we will soon find that we will have a vast bureaucratic government, wbich will prove In efficient if not corrupt." A DALLAS, TEXAS, reader of The Commoner directs attention to the fact, that comment ing upon this statement by Speaker Cannon the "World's "Work" says: "True, but the obvious and only remedy is an awakening of the people to the proper use of local government, town, county and state. Industrialism has run away from local control. This is the most striking political phe nomenon of our time. We may cry in vain foe town rights, local home rule, state's rights; for the only way to regain them is to assert thein. Mass achusetts and Texas do far better each for a different reason than New York or New Jersey for examples; and even Pennsylvania js showing a quality that most men once thought she bad lost. But in most of the states industrialism frankly rules, and industrial control tends to centralization. The checking of this tendency is a duty that can be done where men live not in Washington; for the men who do the mischief in vWashington are sent there from states and dis tricts that fail to do their duty. An energetic re vival of local energy in government would make Washington a dull capital withlfi five years and make national activity as humdrum as the activity at most state capitals now is.". QENATOR WARNER, of Missouri, called upon O the president and presented a petition signed by "twenty-five hundred business and professional men, asking for the" pardon, of William January. January, it will be' remembered, was convicted years agO'Of rpbbing a postoffice in Oklahoma. He served a greater portion of a five year terra and then escaped'om jgil". He began life in Kansas City under the name of Charles Wt Anderson January married, a child was born into his home, and he was prospering finely, enjoying a good reputation, when he .was" recognized - by an old comrade and betrayed to the authorities. The president made the following endorsement: "De- partment of Justice: In view of the statements of the judges, bank presidents and so forth, who know him, I think Anderson's years of life as an' honest citizen,, hard working and of good repute, warrant us in commuting his sentence at once, or In pardoning him outright. Which do you think ought to be done? Are there sufficient rcasous for. . 'doing either? (Signed) T. R The department of justice, upon ' receipt of President Roosevelt's s memorandum, sent letters to the trial Judge and the district attorney who tried Anderson, asking for a report of the case and a recommendation as t,o whether he should receive executive clem ency. When Uicse reports, are received the de partment will make a report to the president. JANUARY'S WIFE and her five-year-old daughter, carried tlie news to the husband and father in his cell at the Leavenworth pris on. An Associated Press report says: "Then the wife, nervous and excited as a result of the news from Washington, approached. After they had embraced and January had kissed both wife ilnd child, the woman hegan cautiously to tell the pris oner of the Associated Press dispatch. January had previously been apprised of the great act ivity In his behalf, but ho was not prepared to hear so quickly such important results. Immedi ately his eyes brightened, he stood erect and his whole manner changed. He saw himself again In sight of liberty, in. the midst of his family and surrounded by friends who held him In respect. Again he gave way to tears, -but this time tears of joy, and the little group of relatives joined with him, giving way freely to their Intense feeling of happiness.- The prison officials considerately with drew and a lengthy, joyous family conflab ensued." AN ASSOCIATED PRESS dispatch from To peka, Kan., says: "Kansas will probably have an auction and a regular old-fashioned de struction of liquor by peace officers as a result of the ouster proceedings against the brewers. Attorney General Fred Jackson rather significant ly indicated today what the future course of lite office would be In the matter. The buildings, the bars and fixtures, the glasses, the tables, chalra, mirrors and all paraphernalia may be sold at pitb llc auction to satisfy the costs in the different cases. But the liquor will come to a 'violent end.' It can not be sold. That is out of the question. -To store and keep it would be no better. So the way out of it will probably be to bring actions In the district courts of the counties where It is found and have the peace officers take the stuff out, smash the bottles, jugs and other container and let the contents help raise the Kaw, Cimar ron, Marals des Cygne, Smoky Hill, Verdigris, Ar kansas, Republican, Saline, Blue and other rivers of Kansas." EVERYBODY KNOWS what the governor of North Carolina said to the governor of South Carolina. But that was .long ago, and a New Haven dispatch to the Cincinnati Enquirer tells another story: "Governor Woodruff, of Connecti cut, was surprised on learning, at the Jamestown exposition, that the governor of North Carolina and the governor of South Carolina are prohibi tionists. Governor Woodruff was chatting Satur day at the exposition with Governor Hey ward, . of'South Carolina, when Governor Glenn, of North Carolina, came along and learning that they had never met introduced them. 'Gentlemen, when the governor of North Carolina meets the governor of South Carolina I expect the usual salutation,' said Governor Woodruff. 'I must apologize,' said Governor Heywood, 'for I am a prohibitionist and can't offer the usual salute' 'and I must state,' said Governor Glenn, 'that the governor of North Carolina said to the governor of South .Carolina, "It's a long time between drinks," for I, too, am a teetotaler.' " THE OLD PHILADELPHIA ring In the repub lican party appears to be on top. A writer in the New York Evening Post, says: "The new mayor of Philadelphia has put himself in a very unfavorable light by his removal of Major Casslus E. Gillette, the chief of the bureau of filtration. Major Gillette, it will be remembered, Is the man who exposed the Oberlln M. Carter frauds, and was induced to resign his. army commission lor the express purpose of ending the reign of graft in the filtration bureau. The circumstances of that resignation were perfectly well known. Major. Gilletje was on duty at San Francisco when 'loaned' by Secretary Taft toltfayor Weaver. To gether with William Barclay Parsons and J. Don ald Maclennah, Major Gillette unearthed the gigantic conspiracy which had resulted in a loss to Philadelphia of $0,000,000. At the earnest re quest of Mayor Weaver, Major Gillette finally re signed. Since it was a political position he had to fill, ho could, not afford to give up his llfo.coniml. slon In the army without some guarantee "for hla future. This was furnished by Thomaff B.jWan amakcr andHwo others, In the shaflo of a $75.01K) boud, equivalent to u salary of $15,000 for five years. All the facts were published last fair, and no attempt has hoen made to conceal lliein. Mayor rReyburn now removes Gillette on the plaiislbld ground that, helng backed by this committee )J public-spirited men, Gillette Is owned by them. What it really means is, that the old gang of tho Ashbrldge dajs Is on top, and that Philadelphia's spasm of reform Is over, for the time." WASHINGTON DISPATCHES say that thero is a coldness between Mr. Roosevelt and Secretary of State Root. Referring to this report, former Senator Thomas M. Patterson, writing in the Denver News says: "It is claimed by tho close friends of Root that ho protested violently against the president's reference to Ilarrlman, Moyer, Haywood and Debs In tho same sentence as 'undesirable citizens.' I have no doubt but he did. But it was not because he sympathized with the three latter or was solicitous about a fair trial for Moyer and naywood. . was hecause he felt a deep mortification that his chief should class his friend Harrlman with Moyer, Haywood and Dehs. But the president was obdurate. Ho would not divorce the quartet and ho sent the four names to the world linked together as In his opin ion of the same class and of equal' danger to so ciety and the country. It was reported the other day that Secretary Root was about to resign bo cause of this last but weighty straw upon the camel's hack. But we are Informed that he has, on the advice of the 'Interests, reconsidered that determination. Whetner he will resign or not, Ho is no longer the white-headed boy with tho presi dent, and Secretary -Tn ft, who rejected a judgeship on the supreme bench will, In all probability, ho the recipient of the president's favor for the presi dential nomination when the republican national convention meets." THOSE WHO remember the picturesque career of theilate United States Senator Tabor of Colorado, will be Interested in a Lcadvillc dis patch to tho Denver News: "Mrs. 11. A. W. Tabor, widow of tlie late United States Senator Tabor, s in-'a fair way tb retrieve tho fallen fortunes of her family. At present she Is living In a small cabin on Fryer hill with her two children. The humble home Is located on the Matchless claim, the famous mine which made Senator Tabor's mil lions In tho early days. The property Is now un der lease, and for tho first time since Tabor lost it Is producing large amounts of high grade ore from a new vein, which has recently been opened and which promises to develop a bonanza. The royalties will In a short time pay off all the In debtedness. The property was sold some years ago to pay off a judgment against the Trtbor es tate. Mrs. Tabor appealed to W. S. Stratton to Bave the property for herself and children. The generous Cripple Creek mine owner agreed to ad vance the money. Other creditors, however, ap peared, and one of them, Herman Powell of Den ver,, believing that the Matchless property was valuable, asserted his right as a creditor and paid off tlie Stratton judgment. As no further good angels appeared to settle tho indebtedness, Pow;lI obtained an absolute deed to tlie property. JIo agreed? however, to sell the property back for $30,000. Mrs. Tabor, on the strength of this, en listed tlie co-operation of her sister, Mrs. Claudia McCabe of Chicago. Part of the purchase price was raised and paid over to Powell, and tlie women were given, tlie right to lease tlie ground and apply the royalties to paying off further in debtedness. Later further sums of money were borrowed, and as the mine failed to give any re- turns Mrs. Tabor's hopes were at a low ebb. Somo months ago she leased the ground to a party of miners, and active operations were begun. In the last month a rich vein of high grade sliver ore has been encountered, some of which runs as high as $1,500 a carload. From fifty to seventy-five tons a day are being shipped, and the Matchless mine Is now one of the heaviest producers of rich ore in thd flistrict. If the Indebtedness is all paid off, Mrs. Tabor will save one-eighth of the famous property." SENATOR PERKINS, of California, will soon be disciplined for speaking at tlie annual ban quet of .the Oakland, Cal., merchants exchange. Mr, Perkins 'said: "It is tlie history of tlie human race that some people talk too much, and this Is tlie fault of our pryesident. He wanted to nat uralize the Japanese, and on this. pointy as you all know, he talked too much, but the people for gave him becausT"be is earnest and his heart U for the right." aiLT. . .AJjft. nM4gM tttMr aU '