The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 21, 1908, Page 15, Image 15

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The Commoner.
'ATJGUST 21, 1908
After the democratic national com
mittee had chosen its new officers,
Mr. Bryan made this statement:
"The action of the committee in
the selection of the officers is very
satisfactory. Mr. Mack is a member
of the committee and it has been
felt all the time that the chairman
should bo taken from the commit
tee, unless there was some weighty
reason for going outside and no such
reason appeared. Mr. Mack's ap
pointment is a recognition of the
eastern democracy, and an announce
ment that we expect to fight for Now
York. He is in harmony -with our
platform, and I can say of him per
sonally that he has been a close and
trusted friend in former campaigns.
One of the strongest arguments in
his favor was that lie is a successful
business man. Beginning nt.the bot
tom of the ladder, iie has built up
a business that amounts to more than
half a million a year, and the execu
tive ability he has shown In his work
commended him to the committee
that made the selection.
"Mr. Hall, the vice chairman, was
for many years chairman of the dem
ocratic committee In Nebraska. He
is at the head of one of our large
banks and is officially connected with
both politics and business. I need
not add that his selection to this
position is very pleasing to me. Wo
have worked together in politics ever
since I went to Nebraska.
"Mr. Woodson, the secretary, is al
so an old member and has proven
his usefulness in the office and he
too has been one of my co-lal)orers in
former campaigns.
"Governor Haskell, the treasurer,
is one of the new men, but he has
made good as a leading member of
the constitutional convention of Okr
lahoma and as governor. His organ
izing ability will be valuable to the
committee. His selection as treas
urer is especially appropriate be
cause he comes from the only state
in which depositors are absolutely
secure, and the democratic platform
has a plank advocating the adoption
of a national system similar to that
now in operation in Oklahoma. We
do not know how much our campaign
fund will be, but we know that it
will not be lost by any bank failure."
tion under which the mational banks
shall be required to established a
guaranty fund for tho prompt pay
ment of the depositors of any insol
vent national bank under an equit
able system, which shall be avail
able to all state banking institutions
wishing to use it"
The Times-Dispatch regards tho
incorporation of this plank in the
democratic platform as unwise, be
cause it is a novelty, and because it
evinces a disposition toward pater
nalism. Months before the conven
tion, however, it discussed the
scheme with an open mind, and has
conceded its advantages and merits.
Its drawbacks are over-emphasized
by the News-leader, which says that
the plan "puts, a premium upon dis
honesty" and "oppugnates the theory
of honest, conservative banking."
This appears to be rather strong talk
though "oppugnates" is not known
to us or tfo any dictionary to which
-we have access.
The proposed guaranty law In no
-way subverts the present provisions
of the national or state banking
laws. If the .first tempts the bank
official toward speculation, the sec
ond restrains him. A director's re
sponsibility is not only to his depos
itors, as tho News-Leader's argu
ment would imply. It is also to the
letter of the law which, with regard
to national banks, at least, strictly
limits his activities and punishes Tils
transgressions. Richmond (Va.)
The News-Leader of yesterday
says: "The theory of guaranteeing
the (bank) depositor, which was ad
vanced by Mr. Bryan, but fortunately
ho seems to have abandoned it, Is not
business." Our neighbor is in error,
Mr. Bryan has not abandoned "the
theory of guaranteeing the deposit
or." On the contrary, the democratic
platform adopted at Denver specifi
cally says:
"We pledge ourselves to legisla-
It used to be said of the old de
mocracy that before tho convention
and in the convention they would
wranerle and quarrel like school boys
or.washer-women, but when the con
vention had done- its work they stood
together as firm and as solid as tho
Macedonian phalanx or Roman
lesion. It looks now as if the old
hereditary instinct of discipline, the
precursor of triumph, were reassert
ing itself.
All together, therefore. Victory
first, and then .if anything In our
riles and articles of war needs alter
ation or amendment, it will be time
enough to consider that subject
Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.
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It was during tho administration
of General Grant that hides were put
on the free list. But the .republi
canism of Grant was not that of the
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Japanese "typos" have their
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