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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE
Entered as secoml-class matter at
Falls City, Nebraska, post office. Janu
ary 12. 1**04, under the Act of Congress
on March 3,187**.
Published every Friday at Falls City,
The Tribune Publishing Company
E. F SHARTS. Manager
One year.. .SI. 50
Six months _■ • ..75
Three months ... .40
The democratic "bosses" are send
ing their emissaries to the two “new
aspirants"—James and Fallstead—
whom they turned down for "chron
ic office holders," threatening their
business if The Tribune does not
desist from using their names in its
Now, in the first place, The Trib
une will say a "spade is a spade.”
If the bosses had been honest with
the voters, when they made the
promise, “it can lie counted upon,
also. that NONE OK THEM
will aspire to the third term," etc.,
these two "new aspirants” would have
been nominated and the sending of
party emissaries to “fix-up” matters
with the wounded ones would not have
been necessary. The "bosses" have
no one but themselves to blame.
They didn't play fair, that's all.
In the second place, the machine
politics which was displayed at the
primary election, nt which Gagnon
received 111 votes and his opponent
received NO votes, was so much in
evidence that The Tribune runs no
risk in claiming that the two "new
aspirants” WE HE turned down for
“chronic office holders." And, why
the bosses think they can scare The
Tribune away from that point of ar
gument by sending threatening word
to the "new aspirants," whom tiiey
have already wronged enough, is a
mystery to us.
in the third place, The Tribune
takes the view that the two “new
aspirants” HAVE been wronged by
the bosses; the bosses KNOW they
wronged the "new aspirants." Now.
why should either of them kick if
The Tribune comments upon it ?
It is distinctly fair and In fact the
only safe test to judge a political
party by the results achieved when
it assumes to take charge of and
transact the public business of the
state or nation.
The democratic party of Nebraska
is today fairly subject to that test,
inasmuch as it has made a public
record within the last year and is
today calling ou the voters of the
state for support for its party can
didates for election to the important
positions of Justices of the Supreme
Court and Regents of the University.
The questiou is before the people—
is the democratic party entitled to the
confidence of the voters of Ne
braska on the record of things accom
plished when entrusted with author
ity by the people?
The record made by the democratic
legislature of the past winter is the
best and most recent answer to that
question, and is worthy of a brief
review in that connection. With the
democratic party in full power in the
lawmaking branch of the state gov
ernment, with a large majority in both
houses, and a democratic, governor
ready to place the seal of approval
on all democratic legislation,the party
had a clear track and an open order
from the people to redeem all its
promises for remedial and progress
What was the result?
Some two hundred and two of the
avalanche of proposed laws presented
to the legislature were enacted,most
of them trivial and of small impor
ance, many them relating to local
incidents of no interest to the state
at largo, numbers of them making
room at the'public pie-counter for
democratic office-seekers and perhaps
less than a score of them of any im
portance to the state generally.
The legislation cost the tax-payers
of the state a round one hundred
thousand dollars, that being the
amount of the appropriation for leg
islative salaries and expenses for the
session, or an average of $1,666 for
every day the legislature was in ses
sion and an average of $300 for each
law enacted, good, bod or indifferent.
This is the return, apparently,that
the people of Nebraska received for
the hundred thousand dollars spent
on the democratic legislature.
Hut what did they actually receive ?
That is “another story.”
Results have proven that the demo
cratic party as an organization was
so incompetent that a considerable
portion of the legislation, enacted at
a cost of nearly seventeen hundred
dollars a day of the taxpayer's mon
ey, has been found fatally defective
ia the courts, is shown to be contrary
to constitutional provisions and is in
consequence*null.and void. Suit after
t suitjbas foliowed-to annul.the careless
and unconstitutional acts of the dem
ocratic legislature, the latest one be
ing brought to court by .Judge .1. J.
Sullivan, himself a democratic candi
date for supreme judge, to defeat the
o cupation tax placed on corporations
by the legislature.
The lirst litigation growing out of
tlu> late session of the legislature was
that resulting from an attempt of the
joint convention of the legislature to
use and usurp the functions of the
slate canvassing board and to reean
% ass the vote on the constitutional
amendments, certify the same 10 the
governor, have him make his procla
mation declaring the amendments car
ried, and then appoint four Judges of
(lie supreme court, all of which duties
had been performed according to law
by the stntc canvassing hoard and
(lie governor long before the legisla
ture convened. This litigation was
styled State ex rel. Oldham v. Dean,
121 N.W. 7ID, resulting in a direction
in favor of the action of the state
canvassing board and Governor Shel
don in canvassing (lie vote and the
appointment by Governor Sli<ldon of
the judges of the supreme court.
Another suit was State ex rel. Ka
gan v. Junkin, attacking the constitu
tionality of the* so-called Donohoe non
partisan educational and judicial elec
tion law. This suit resulted in a hold
ing liy the court that the act of the
legislature was unconstitutional. The
court's opinion was rendered August
The n> xt law assailed was the act j
entitled, “An act to amend sections
one (1) and twenty-two (22) of sub-1
division thirteen (13), chapter sev-i
enty-nlne (70) of the Compiled Slat- i
utes of Nebraska for 1907, and to re- |
p* al the said original sections as they j
now exist and to provide for an emer
gency.” The real purpose of this
act was to remove from office the j
present member of the state board |
of education and to authorize the !
democratic governor to appoint a new !
board. The constitutionality of this
act. Is in question in a suit entitled j
State ex rel. Thompson v. Majors et!
Another net passed by the legisla-1
ture and which is assailed in the j
courts as unconstitutional is the“bank
guaranty” act. The suit was com
menced in tlte federal court and a tem
porary Injunction lias been issued, re
straining the enforcement of the law !
until final order of (he court.
Another act passed by the legisla
ture, the constitutionality of which is j
challenged in the courts, is the act
taxing corporations. This suit was
commenced in the district court and
will soon be submitted on demurrer.
Perhaps one of the most insipid
acts of the late legislature is chapter
83 of the Session Laws of 1909. This
bill, as originally drawn and intro
duced by Senator Randall.fixed proper
penalties against railroads and rail
road officials for failure to enforce
the same. The committee to whom
tlte bill was referred removed all the j
penalties provided for in the bill |
against the railroads and their of-1
fieials affected thereby, and rendered j
tin act of apparently no vital effect.
Another act of the late legislature,
which lias been rendered impossible
of enforcement, is House Roll 358,
relative to the charge of transporta
tion for residuum fuel oil or fuel pe
lt oleum, by reason of errors which
crept into the enrolled bill through
tiie incompetency rf tue engrossing
or enrolling clerk in failing to enroll
tile amendments made thereto by the
Kven some of the “pie-counter”
bills, intended to make jobs for demo
crats on the public payroll were so
faulty that the democratic politicians
have not attempted to exercise au-'
thority under them and “claim the
jobs"—notably the new law giving the
appointment of the secretary of the
printing board to the democratic gov
ernor—a law that was passed express
ly for the benefit of a democratic
member of the late lamented legisla
ture, who was to "have the Job."
This is a glimpse of democratic
competency and efficiency as evi
denced by the democratic legislature.
Whenever tested with responsibility
the democratic party has failed to
To avoid the responsibility for its ,
recent failures the democratic party
is this year out on a "non-partisan”
platform and is raising a cry for the
election of democratic candidates as
non-partisans. This deceives no one
—it is the democratic plan to avoid
the responsibility for the recorded
acts and failures of the democratic
Speaking of the defeat of the re
publican ticket four years ago, when |
the third term ticket was defeated,j
the Falls City News had this to say
in their issue of Nov. 10, 1905:
“We are satisfied that THE PEO
PLE HAVE WON A VICTORY whicn
will teach the politicians and ring
sters a lesson which will prove ever
lasting. The American policy holds
the THIRD TERM proposition as
DANGEROUS TO GOOD GOVERN
Now, if the American policy held
tiie “third term" proposition as dan
! gorous four years ago, what condi
tions have brought about a reversal
in that said American policy.
The News says it "hasn't changed
its views on the third term proposi
tion, but conditions have changed.”
Yes, we’ll agree with the contortion
ist paper—conditions HAVE changed.
It is democrats who want the third
term this time—not republicans. Yes.
conditions have changed.
Presbyterian Corner Stone Laid
An immense crowd assembled at the site of the new Presbyterian
church to witness the ceremony of laying the corner, stone. The sun was
shining brightly, and though a little warm. yet the shade trees and a light
breeze helped to make the weather conditions almost ideal for the occa- i
slon. Tlie Rev. (J. Keiehel, pastor of tie Baptist church called, order,
and after singing of the Doxology, offered prayer, and the program as
pinted below was rendered.
We are glad to report that the large crowd was not only orderly,
but quite attentive, and a general spirit of harmony and good feeling pre- j
vailed between the ministers on the platform and the people on the street.
The beautiful stone, the gift of the late Mr. A. Neitzel, was formally
laid by Dr. Bailey, the pastor of the church, and we are told that the ad
dress lie made was not only exceedingly appropriate but was given in a j
manner that excelled the gentleman's known ability as an eloquent
The offering taken at the service amounted to a little over eighty
dollars, for which the committee no doubt feel grateful to the public.
One is just a little curious to know what Dr. Bailey will do next. He
talks little, bui every now' and then he attempts and accomplishes some- |
thing. The church and himself deserve success In the ardous work.
The box deposited in the corner stone contained a copy of The Falls
City Tribune, the Falls City News, the Falls City Journal, “The Interior,” 1
a church paper published in Chicago, 111., a list of the officers and mem
bership of the church, a similar list of the Sunday school and Mission
school, a list of all the auxiliary societies of the church, a portrait of
the pastor, another of Henry C. Smith, and a picture of the old church
building and some current coins.
Program in Full
Doxology, Invocation and Lords Prayer.
HYMN No. I.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!
God In Three Persons, blessed Trinity! A-men.
Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
Holy, Holy, Holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Tliy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty!
God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Responsive Reading, Rev. R. R. Teeter.
Blessed be thou, Lord God of Is
rael: our Father, for ever and ever.
Thine, O Lord, is the greatness,
and the power, and the glory, and the
victory, and the majesty: for all that
is in the heaven and in the earth
Thine is the kingdom, O Iiord:
and thou art exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honour come of
thee: and thou reignest over all.
And in thine hand is power and
might: and in thine hand it is to
make great, and to give strength un
Now therefore, our God, we thank
thee: and praise thy glorious name.
But who am I, and what is iny»#eo
ple: that we should be able to after
so willingly after this sort?
For all things come of thee: and'
of thine own have we given thee.
For we are strangers before thee:
and sojourners, as were all our
Our days on the earth are as a
shadow: and there is none abiding.
0 Lord, our God, all this store that
we have prepared to build thee an
house for the holy name cometh of
thine hand: and is all thine own.
1 know also, my God, that thou
triest the heart: and hath pleasure
As for ine, in the uprightness of
mine heart 1 have willingly offered
all these things: and now have I
seen with joy thy people, which are
present here, to offer willingly unto
O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and
of Israel, our fathers; keep this for
ever in the imagination of the
thoughts of the heart of thy people,
and prepare their heart unto thee.
Glory be to the Father, and to the
Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be: world without
Prayer, by Rev. F. Ellsworth Day.
Solo. “Fear Not Ye. O Israel" .... Dudley Buck
Miss Jessie Mae Agnew (by request)
Scripture Reading, with the Creed, Rev. M. C. Brooks.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Ix>rd; Who was conceived by
the Holy Ghost, Horn of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He
arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on
the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to
judge the quick and the dead.
1 believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church; The Com
munion of Saints; The forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body;
and the Life everlasting. Amen.
HYMN No. 536
The Church’s one foundation
la Jesus Christ her Lord;
She in Ilis new creation
By water and the word:
From heav’n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her,
And for her life He died. A-men.
Elect from every nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With every grace endued.
’Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war.
She waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest.
And the great church victorious
Shall be the church at rest.
Yet she on earth hath union
With God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
I.ord, give us grace that we,
Like them the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee.
Address. Rev. R. cooper nancy, pn. d.
Anthem." Cod Is Love”.Harry Rowe Shelly
Offering and Announcements.
Ceremony of Laying the Corner Stone, by the Pastor.
An earthly temple here we raise.
Lord God. our Saviour! to thy praise;
Oh, make thy gracious presence
While now we lay its corner-stone.
Within the house thy servants rear
Deign by thy Spirit to appear;
On all its walls salvation write,
From corner-stone to topmost height.
And when this temple, “made with
Upon its firm foundation stands.
Oh, may we all with loving heart
In nobler building bear a part.
Where every polished stone shall be
A human soul won back to thee;
All resting upon Christ alone,
The chief and precious Corner-stone.
So when our toil is o’er at last,
All labor in both temples passed.
Oh, may it then by works be shown
That faith hath laid this corner-stone, j
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