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The Nebraska newspapers of Tuesday, July 19th, printed the following
statement from W. J. Bryan: ,
"As I expressed gratification when Mr. Hitchcock and Mr. Thompson en
tered the senatorial race, I shall be excused for congratulating the party and
the state upon Mr. Metcalfe 's decision to allow his name to go before the voters
at the primary. For twenty years he has been the loyal supporter of all of
us who have been democratic candidates, and we are indebted to him for yeo
man service in many campaigns. He has never received or even asked reward,
and it will give a host of democrats real pleasure to aid him at this time. His
qualifications for the place will be admitted by all; he understands public
questions and the needs of Nebraska ; he is fearless and incorruptible, and he
is able to present his views in clear language and with persuasive eloquence.
He will be a credit to the state and a tower of strength to the entire west.
"But the special advantage of Mr. Metcalfe's candidacy at this time is
that he is the most available man for the place. Availability is largely deter
mined by circumstances. Some of my friends were kind enough to favor my
nomination, but aside from other reasons given, I felt that, with the liquor
question an issue, one could not lead the fight on either side without arousing
antagonism which would weaken him for the senatorial race. While Mr. Met
calfe has his opinion, as everyone should have, and states it with candor, I
believe he can, under existing conditions, poll a larger per cent of the demo
cratic vote than any other democrat, and I include myself among others.
"I believe, too, that he can poll more republican votes than any of the rest
of us could. He will be as popular with the insurgent republicans as with the
democrats. He can defeat Mr. Burkett and give us a reform democrat to work
with the progressive democrats and insurgent republicans in the senate."
Trustee First Baptist Church, Member
of .various boards of directors and iden
tified With -other business interests of
his home city and state.
Delegate to every Republican State
and District Convention for ten years,
consistently and feariessSy" supporting
progressive republican candidates and
Being a candidate for Congress, I
make the following declarations on
National issues with which the Con
gress deals. - ;
Stand squarely on the Chicago Re
publican Platform of 1908.
' Favor a permanent tariff ewnmiission
to the end that the tariff shall in no
case ba more than sufficient to equal
the difference in the cost of production
at home and abroad, preserving with
equity between the producer and con
sumer the home market to the Ameri
can farmer and manufacturer.
Favor legislation to prevent liquor
shipments into dry territory under the
shield of Inter-State Commerce.
Approve th'3 law giving increased
powers' to the Inter-State Commerce
Commission for he regulation of com-
Vmon eanriers and all otnear progressive
.legislation enacted by the Congress of
Heartily approve and will continue
to; support the conservartion of natural
resources and other policies inaugur
ated by Theodore Roosevelt.
Will oppose Cannon and Cannonism
and any form of ship subsidy yet pro
posed in Congress.
On state issues I stand squarely and
without reservation on the Republican
State Platform of 1910 which I helped
I solicit the support and influence of
all my fellow citizens of the First Dis
trict who approve the foregoing and
deem me worthy of the honor of rep
resenting them in Congress.
WILLIAM HAY WARD.
Following is a condensed statement
of the financial condition of the State
of Nebraska, issued August 1, 1910 and
compiled from the reports of State
Officers and and statistics gathered
by the Bureau of Labor and Industrial
Real Estate ; ...$1,293,869,540.00
Personal I'jPOperty .. 201,059,455.00
State Charitable Insti
tories, Etc 2,072,000.00
State House & Grounds 951,000.00
State University 1,600,000.00
State Normals 721,000.00
School District Prop'ty 15,239,382.00
State Fair Grounds 250,000.00
Blind and Deaf Insti
Libraries. Etc 575,000.00
State School Lands 18,000,000.00
Permanent School Fund
Cash deposited in des
ignated banks 808,643.15
Individual deposits in
state banks 72,283,626.75
Individual deposits in
National banks 112,796,378.81
State Prisos and Gr'ds 275,000.00
Experimental farms 125,000.00
that' the above statement, made up
from the reports' submitted to the Bu
reau of Labor and Industrial Statistics
and gleaned from the reports of various
state officials, is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
WILL M. MAUPIN,
Deputy Labor Commissioner.
State of Nebraska 1
County of Lancaster j-ss.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 5th day of August, 1910.
T. W. SMITH,
(Seal.) Notary Public.
Total Assets $2,002,157,045.01
State bonds outstand'g $0,000,000,000.00
Due state institutions,
balance bi-ennial ap
propriation ... 1,062,536.00
Excess 1909 mortgage
filings over releases.... 31,588,213.00
Total Liab'lities....$ 32,650,749.00
Total Assets $2,002,157,045.01
Total Liabilities 32,650,749.00
Excess assets over
I, Will M. Maupin, Deputy Commiis
Moner of the Bureau of Labor and In'
(Instrial Statistics, do solemnly affirm
FRANK S. PERDUE.
Candidate for the Nomination of State
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion on the Republican Ticket.
Primaries August 16.
Mr. Perdue submits his cause to the
republican voters of the state at the
eoming primaries and hopes to receive
a favorable verdict theretrom. He is
well qualified in every particular for
per eent who do not now finish high
Providing high jfchool privileges for
those now debarred by living in dis
trict exempt under the law.
An appropriation sufficient , to .'give
a normal training course ta every four
year high school.
A rural high school by the gradual
consolidation of small districts.
1 A standard yet flexible course of
Stlldv for t.hft stntfl normal sdhnnla
Better country schools in all varTi'
of the state with necessary state aid,. to 1
accomplish the same. . . "f ,4 f&
.v graaca r.?aaing circle course with
adequate recognition for teachers who
complete the work.
At least one agricultural high school
in every county.
A uniform and definite system of
certification of teachers by normal
schools and colleges,
A square deal tor all the school" in-r
terests of the state.
Nebraska spends about $6,000,000 an
nually on her public schools, has 300,-"
ooo public school pupils and employs
10,000 teachers. The voters of the
state should take every precaution ; in
selecting a man for this important
O. W. MEIER FOR COUNTY '
,Otto W. Meier has no. opposition for
the democratic nomination for the of
fice, -of county attorney. This is a
ribnte to Mr. Meier's ability, and a
deserved tribute, too. Mr. Meier was
bern and raised in Lancaster county,
and has been engaged m the practice
the high office he seeks. Experienced
in city supervision, county supervision
and two years as deputy, he is hignly
qualified to bring to the state a strong
administration of its school affairs. The
educational interests of Nebraska are
too important to be placed in the hands
of anyone who has not the experience
and poise of character coupled with
executive ability to assure a sound, im
partial and progressive administration.
Mr. Perdue announces himself upon the
The extension of industrial education
to every scrool room in the state.
The addition to the present high
school curriculum of a practical busi
ness course for the benefit of the 95
Bell 348, Auto 2535
Oliver Theatre BIdg.
Underwood Typewriter Co.
137 North 13th Street
E. E. FRANCIS, Mgr.
The Dr. Benj. F. Baily Sanatorium
For non contagious chronic diseases. Largest, beat
equipped, moat beautifully furnished. '
Born and reared in the Frst District
and educated in its public schools and
Private Secretary to United States
Senator M. L. Hayward.
County Jurge, Otoe County, one term.
Captain. Co. C, 2nd Nebraska Vol. In
fantry, War with Spain.
Colonel 2nd Regiment Nebraska -Na
tional GuaTd, declining aiioinitmcnt of
isry L ' '
FOR CONGRESS WILLIAM HAY-
Adjutant General of Nebraska from
Gov-ernor Deitrich, Mickey and Shell
Chairman Republican State Centra
Committee 1907-09, both campaigns sue
cessful for entire State Ticket.
Secretary Republican National Com
mittee since August 1908.
Residence Nebraska City where he
has praclticed law for thirteen years
Was Park commissioner and is vice
president Otoe County National Bank,
of law in Lincoln fourteen years, meet
ing with gratifying success. His stand
ing among those who know him best
is well evidenced by the fact that he
was elected as a d.eniocrat to the city
eouncil from a ward that is overwhelm
ingly republican. The Battle Creek,
Neb., Advertiser says . of Mr. Meier:
He is a man whose character has b?en
felt in the legal profession of this
state. In the practice of his profes
sion fMr. Meier has always been looked
upon as a broad lawyer, gifted with
technical ability of a high order, and
with a profonud conception of the
principles of justice."
Mr. Meier followed the flag in the
Philippines and was discharged with
honor from the military service of
Uncle Sam. His ability to fully dis
charge the duties of county attorney
is questioned by no one who knows
him. He would reflect credit upon
himself and' upon Lancaster county in
that important position. As a member
of the city council he has "made
good," and has shown executive abil
ity of a high order.
UNION LABOR ONLY.
None but Cardholders Employed by
Ohit Valley Exposition.
Not only lave union workmen the
call, but no man who cannot show a
union card in good standing has the
slightest chance to break Into the
force of artisans who are erecting the
buildings for the Ohio Valley exposi
tion, which will be held In Cincinnati
from Aug. 29 to Sept., 24. About ; a
dozen buildings will be erected ou the
banks of the canal In tbe rear ot
Musk- hall for tbe accommodation of
various kinds of exhibits and amuse
ment enterprises, and not a tool will
be wielded on any of these that Is
not in the hands of a union workman.
In order to avoid all questions as to
the standing of any contractor in any
kind of work connected with the ex
position. Claude Hagen. director of
amusements, under whose supervision
the buildings are being erected, de
cided to employ all bis men directly
instead of letting out the work by
contract. In this way be bas been
able to secure the highest class of
union men. with the result that work
has progressed rap'dly and satisfac
torily, so that there is not the slight
est doubt that all the structures will
be completed some time before the
date set for the opening of the ex
position. Speaking of bis experiment in tak
ing charge of the entire construction
work himself instead of letting It by
contract. Mr. Hagen. who has designed
and built some of the largest amuse
ment enterprises in Europe and Amer
ica, said: "1 find this method of con
struction more satisfactory than, any 1
have ever engaged in. I don't, have to
wait on contractors to finish one line
of work before I can start on some
thing else, and I don't have to worry'
about prospective labor difficulties. I
am employing none but union men, and
that means that I am getting men who
are intelligent and experienced in their
several crafts. Under these conditions
the work is getting on swimmingly,
everybody is satisfied, and we'll have
the exposition" fully completed some
time before the scheduled inauguration
of the enterprise." '
WHAT CONGRESS DID.
How Labor Fared at the Hands of Our
Tbe legislation actually enacted In
tbe interest of labor at, the first ses
sion of tbe sixty -first congress, now
adjourned, comprises the following
measures: - ..
Requiring common carriers to report
all accidents to the -interstate com
' Compelling railroads, under penalty,
to equip their cars with uniform safe
ty appliances. -
Amending tbe employers' liability
act so that suit may bg brought at the
residences of the plaintiff and In the
Appointing a commission to investi
gate the matters of employers' liability
and workingmen's compensation.
Providing for the establishment in
the department of the interior of a
bureau of mines and appropriating the
sum of $310,000 to carry on the work.
Providing for an eight hour day in
the construction of battleships, colliers
and other vessels for the navy.
Labor bills which passed either the
house or the senate, but failed of pas
sage in both, are still occupying a van
tage point for tbe short session, espe
cially since the making of the new
house rule which allows members to
call bills that have been pigeonholed
Among the bills hung up the one for
government inspection of locomotive
boilers will be strenuously backed by
the railroad brotherhoods at the De
cember session with a good chance of
its becoming law.
Mark Twain In Parliament
After a visit to England once Mark
Twain said on his return to New York:
"Among other honors heaped upon me
by Englishmen was that of being pho
tographed in parliament. 1 am not a
member of parliament. But neither
am T a member of congress. Has any
fellow American suggested that I
should be photographed in congress?
No. I blush to say that they have not.
And yet here is an honor that might
without risk be bestowed on any great
man. And yet it was not bestowed
upon Washington, Jefferson or Lin
coln. When 1 saw that photograph,
with the mother of parliaments in the
background, and realized my advanc
ing years 1 said to myself, 'Here are
two noble monuments of antiquity
two shining examples of the survival
of the fittest!' "
Didn't Need It.
Music Teacher Why don't you pause
there? Don't you see that it's marked
"rest?" Pupil Yes. teacher, but I
aren't tired. Life.
Be patient. God has all eternity in
which to make plain the hidden things
of your life.
Indiana Liability Law Upheld.
The Indiana employers' liability law
has been upheld in a decision rendered
by the United States supreme court.
The Louisville and Nashville railway
tested the law. It appears that under
this decision not only is the employer
liable for damages for injuries sus
tained by a workman, but where a
contractor does work for a corporation
the latter can be made a party to a
suit for damages If a worker is In-.
.Tniina a. Sehmahl. secretary of state
of Minnesota, has just been renominat
ed for a third term by the Republican
Ktnto convention. Mr. Sehmahl is a
union printer and still carries his card.
On July 1, In Missouri, Kansas, Ar
kfl nsn3 Oklahoma and Texas, 30,000
mine workers returned to work at a
wage rate increased 5.55 per cent, after
thev had been on strike since April xu.
A union labor party organized along
the lines of that in San Francisco will
be formed in Los Angeles ana will
coot tho snme control of the city gov
ernment that the unionists have in
Through internal discord and the at
tacks of the employers association,
due to their desire to establish the
open shop in the carpenter trade in
Detroit, the carpenters' unions have
been badly disorganized.
Columbus, O.. council recently passed
an ordinance to aid union carmen in
case of strike, providing that no man
(conductor or motorman) shall be al
lowed to run a car without having had
ten days' experience in .Columbus.
The tile roofers are the best paid
building mechanics in Germany. They
receive a wage of about $2.10 a day.
Bricklayers and carpenters come next
with a wage of $1.87 a day. The aver
age wage of building mechanics is
about $400 a year.
I GOT EVEN
By T. ANTHONY TWINING -
Copyright. 1910. by American Press
My uncle George Chats worth,-was a
very eccentric man. - As he, gjrew older
his eccentricity exhibited Itself In vJo- .
lent prejudices. He disliked " every
thing that was In. his time and advo
cated anything that was not. He was "'
very rich and had no children. I was
his only living relative aud his beir -
expectant. My position ; was j rather .
trying. I must agree with lilro In all "
his odd Ideas or run the risk of of- '
feuding him and thereby losing a for- '
Tbe most deep seated prejudice of
my uncle was against the medical pro
fession. When ill be would hot have
a doctor near him. In this 1 felt it my
duty to Interfere, and on one occasion.
taking tbe matter into my own bands.
I sent for a pbyslcian. My uncle or
dered him out of tbe bouse aud was
wrotb with me that . 1 feared he
would change bis will, cutting me off
He changed his will, but did not cut
me off. He put in a codicil that if
wbeu he again at any time fell ill I
should call in a doctor bis property
should all go to an old frieud of bis
who bud as many violent prejudices as '
be bad himself. This old fellow. I'eter
New man, always took tbe opposite
side of every question from that taken
by my uncle and bad no fear In forc
ing his opinions. The strange case of
these two curmudgeons being warm
friends was like two opposing winds
meeting and clinging to each other In
a cyclone. I was tola or this pro
vision of my uncle's will, but Mr. New
man was not. Since my uncle abused
tbe doctors his friend defended them.
I think my ancle did not dare tell
Newman that he bad disinherited me .
in case 1 did what he would approve.
Well, my uncle was taken down with
a malady which was sure to kill blm
if be did not have medical attendance,
and be would probably die anyway. 1
confess I was not anxious that be
sbould live, but bis injunction tbat I
should not call in a doctor placed me
in a very delicate position. No one
but I knew of tbe conditions of bis .
will, and if It became known I would
be berated by friends, neighbors and
relatives - for permitting tbe old man
to die rather than oppose him by call
ing in medical attendance. ' But it was
who was to be rich or remain in pov
erty 1 and not they. I omitted to call
a doctor, nor did 1 give tbe real rea
son for not doing so that 1 would lose
an inheritance if 1 did.
As soon as it was known that my
uncle was dangerously ill ' people be
gan to wonder that , I did not call in
a doctor. Then they began to ask mo
the reason. When 1 told them my un
cle would not have a doctor they all
agreed tbat It was my duty to force
one upon bim. From that they passed
to insinuating that I wished him to
die that 1 might get bis money: Final
ly threats were made tbat If 1 didn t
"do my duty" word would be sent to
tbe police tbat I was slowly murder
ing my uncle In order to possess my
self of bis millions. Tbe strain be
came so great that 1 think it possible .
I might have yielded If bis fortune
would have gone to any one else than
old Newman, whom 1 hated.-'
Finally Newman . himself, having
beard of bis friend's Illness, came
around to see bim. Uncle waft too ill
for bis friend to attempt to force a
doctor upon bim. but Newman had no
sooner left tbe sickroom than be loos-
ened. his tongue upon me, bringing
forth imprecations upon me for per
mitting my uncle to die for the sake
of coming into my inheritance.
"Can't you wait a few years, you
young villain, for a fortune tbat will,
surely be yours? One would suppose
tbat if only for the sake of appear
ances you would give bim tbe medical
attendance be needs. - He will prob
ably die ot this illness anyway, and
you'll get the money. - Then why not
do your duty?" :
, "1 will not take the responsibility."
I said, "of disobeying - my uncle's
"Then 1 will take steps to make you
disobey bis wishes, since It is evident
ly your desire to let bim die for a pur
pose. I shall at once make this, mat
ter known to tbe authorities. 1 shall
bring a charge against you of will-fully"-
He was movingaway when I stopped
blm. "Holdr I said. "You are my
uncle's best friend, aren't you?"
"Well, will you take tbe responsibil
ity of calling in a doctor?"
"Then sit down and write out an
order for. any doctor you wish to call
and I will take it myself."
"I'm not afraid of tbe old man." be
said, bis face red and blue with In
dignation, and. sitting down at my
desk, he wrote tbe order. I carried'
it myself and after showing it to the
doctor put it in my pocket.
My uncle died, and a few days after
the will was opened 1 met Mr. New
man on the street. He knew of the
codicil and bow he had unwillingly
prevented the possibility of his inherit
ing his friend's money. ' He gave me
a grim look and passed me without
any other recognition. . '
My uncle had not stopped to think
that In forcing me to keep the doctors
away from him be was conferring a
benefit upon me. He was a very es
timable man.' but 1 was not sorry to
part with him. and was much pleased
to get even with bis counterpart.
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