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place from wlicro tho chief justice
Hots it. Many juriBts and political
economists (lake Judge Doster, for
merly of tlie Kansas supremo court,
nB an example) say that such statutes
as that for an income tax, that com- (
polling or allowing workmen's com
pensation, etc., are political, and
that ft is properly and legally for the
loKlslativo department to determine
whether they violate the constitu
tional provisions against confiscating
property. Of course, those who take
this view rocogjilzo that the courts
do tho other thing; but they protest,
Then, too, such decisions as that
of the majority of tho court in the
Dred Scott case, invalidating the
Missouri compromise statute, have
confused the popular mind, at least,
as to what is a political action within
the opinions of the judiciary.
The people will he very glad that
the court has taken the view it has
with regard to the initiative and
referendum. It was not clear how
tho court could prevent the people
from legislating for themselvoB, even
if the court took the opposite view
to what it did take. Still, it is
gratifying that a clash between
judicial reasoning and popular neces
sity has been avoided.
It might be wished that the prob
lem of adjusting our judicial system
to such public necessities are mani
fested in the general progressive
tendencies of the time could be as
easily solved or avoided.
It may be added to what has been
said, that the supreme court does not
hold that everything which may be
dono by tho people through the ini
tiative will be constitutional. In that
regard there remains the always pos
sible conflict between the people's
right to legislate and the court's
power to veto legislation by constitu
tional construction. The court holds
only that if tho people wish to legis
late directly as well as by represen
tation the court ha3 no jurisdiction
either to prevent or approve that
way of transacting the political busi
ness. Kansas City Times.
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A- beautifully printed and illustrated
ISaroJSbKS h0m d--atfonfaaSnad
TEN YEARS OP CINCH
How would you like all your
money in a bank you did not control,
and, if you didn't like it, be unable
to change to another bank for ten
You would say that anybody who
would tie himself up that way
needed to have a guardian appointed,
wouldn't you? Well, that is what
Aldrich and some of your so-called
"representatives," otherwise known
as United States senators, aro trying
to do to Uncle Sam.
Tho latest central bank scheme is
known as the "national reserve as
sociation." Senator Burton from
Ohio introduced it a few days ago.
It is known as S. 4431. Ask your
representative or senator at Wash
ington to send you a conv of t.
Section 23 provides that when the
national reserve association is or
ganized, the United States govern
ment Shall deposit its Cfineral fnnrln
with it and "thereafter all receipts
of the government, exclusive of trust
funds, shall be deposited with said
association and its branches, and all
disbursements by the government
shall be made through said associa
tion and its branches." So your
Uncle Sam would have to put all his
money in just that one bank and do
all his banking with it.
The national reserve association
will be governed by a board of 46
directors and on it your Uncle Sam
is to have only four; to-wit: secre
taries of treasury, agriculture and
commerce and labor and controller
oi tne currency. (See Section 9.)
Pretty small minority for so heavy a
depositor. Pour out of 46, wouldn't
cut much ice?
But notice the way the thing is
frSt1? 5?: Con&ress reserves
the right to alter or amend the pro-
?,0JSi f, this ?ct' t0 take effect at
the end of any decennial period from
and after the organization of the N
R A-" at is, Uncle Sam can not
change his banker for ten years i -
The Oklahoma News. years.
stitutedl a crystalized statement nf
the reform doctrines he has hpon
proclaiming throughout the countrv
for years, not a word, not a sentonS
was uttered calculated to Qitend ihl
feelings of the most sensitive stand
patter. William Jennings Bryan la
a greater man in the eyes of the
American people today than if ho
had been elected president.
His honorable and clean record aa
a man; his high ideals of moral and
social ethics and his eminently just
and practical principles of political
economy can not be successfully
assailed, and his influence may go
a long ways toward naming the pro
gressive standard bearer of the com
ing presidential campaign. Chey
enne (Wyo.) State Leader.
' NEVER AGAIN
"I notice that you courteously re
frain from mentioning the namo of
your political rival in any of the
"I can't say my practice in that re
spect is so much a matter of court
esy as of prudence. I once started in
to denounce a rival, but as soon as
I mentioned his name the audience
biyst into deafening and continuous
applause." Washington Star.
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Last Saturday night William Jen-
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in America, honored the city of
Cheyenne with a visit. He was given
a great reception at the Plains hotel
where a sumntnm,n i," "inole1'
5?2!.d " BrX made an Td!
tit. "-"iJeracion and
which appeared in the
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