Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, October 25, 1900, Image 7

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It Would Take Hunders of Columns
of Type To Recite the Thousands
of Good Admin estratlve Acts of
the FusIonOffIcIaIs which Saved
the State Millions of Dollars
Lifted ths State out of Disgrace
andJHas Crowned It With Honor
To ail Citizens Alike
Lincoln Neb Oct 2 In the admin
Is tration of Governor William A Poyn
ter the public affairs of the state of Ne
braska have been well conserved He
has well and closely guarded all of the
states interests He has been conserva
tive in all his official acts and at all
times alert to promote and advance
the welfare of all the people of the
commonwealth In the early and most
trying- days of his administration he
was confronted with many grave prob
lems all of which he successfully treat
ed with honor to the state and credit
to himself
Upon the theory of encouraging the
beet sugar industry in this state the
republican legislature of 1895 passed an
act authorizing the payment of a
bounty of 100 per ton to be paid to
the growers of sugar beets This act
was passed over the veto of Silas A
Holcomb the governor of the state at
that time For some reason best known
to themselves this same republican
legislature failed to make any provision
in the way of an appropriation to meet
the claims that would naturally arise
as a result of the passage of such an
Governor Poynter in his inaugural
address to the legislature of 1899 also
republican treating upon this subject
said I am individually and the party
of which I am a member is opposed
absolutely to the protective policy of
taxing one industry for the upbuilding
of another but my party is not now
nor has it ever been at any time either
in theory or practice in favor of re
pudiation in the Smallest degree The
legislature having made a bad bargain
for the state should not be relieved of
that bargain by a subterfuge or upon
technicalities The sugar bounty act
of 1895 has created a number of just
claims against the state which are now
In the hands of the farmers who grew
the sugar beets I recommend that
you make provision for the payment of
all claims arising from the act of 1S95
which may be presented by the actual
growers of sugar beets in the state
whenever such claims ara properly at
tested by certificates of weights from
the proper authorities
That provision for payment of these
claims was not made is well known
and brands the republican party as a
party of repudiation and as falsely
pretending to promote and foster one
of the states industries
The legislature of 1899 in its pre
tended love for the volunteer soldier
then in the Philippine islands in an
adroitly constructed resolution at
tempted to secure the governors offi
cial approval of the policy of the pres
ent republican national administration
3n its war in the Philippines The gov
ernor in his message to the legislature
Strongly approved of the vote of thanks
in the following words
No one has a higher regard for the
bravery and gallantry of our brave
soldiers in the far away Philippines
-than I No encomiums that can be
spoken for them would exceed the
bounds of propriety The state of Ne
braska is and has a just right to be
proud of the First Nebraska volunteers
We acknowledge with gratitude and
joy the debt the state owes them by
reason of the honor conferred upon it
by their valor We pledge the honor
of the state that to the living shall be
accorded worthy distinction and to
the dead all that can be given the
dead a fitting memorial to their fame
But regarding the conflict then car
ried on he said
J4Icannot stultify myself and the
ikm judgment of the thinking people
of this commonwealth by giving offi
cial approval to the statement that the
war of conquest now carried on in theJ
far away Philippines is in defense of
the principles of our government and
is adding new glory to our flag
The governor after much effort final
Jy succeeded In obtaining from the re
purflican legislature the small appropri
ation of 2000 to be used for the com
fort of the sick and wounded Nebraska
volunteers then in the field When it
is remembered that the state had about
4000 volunteers it is readily seen how
munificent the gift He did more
When the general government had or
dered the First Nebraska regiment
mustered out of the service at San
Francisco the volunteer was practically
left stranded The governor Immedi
ately set about to secure transporta
tion home for the regiment The state
having no appropriation available for
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ers of whom it was said They had
their vaults overflowing with money
These bankers were asked to advance
the necessary funds and take the pledge
of the credit of the state and receive
reimbursement from the next legisla
ture The bankers did n6t respond to
his appeal The governor then ap
pealed to the railroads of the state to
bring the members of the regiment to
their homes and carry the account until
the next session of the legislature
should repay them As is well known
by all the railroads absolutely refused
to carry a single soldier home under
these conditions The governor then
made appeal directly to the people of
the state on similar conditions and
most noble was the response More
than enough money over 40000
was sent to the governor in hundreds
of loving contributions and in less
than twenty four hours and the mem
bers of the First regiment returned to
their homes without having to pay
railroad fare from their scanty sav
ings or appeal to friends for assistance
And yet still more did the governor
do than raise the money necessary to
bring the boys home He hurried across
mountain and plain thousands of miles
to be present to receive and extend to
the boys of the gallant First the wel
come of the state of Nebraska on their
arrival at the Golden Gate In the
face of what the governor did for the
volunteer soldiers the oppositions
charge that he vetoed a resolution of
thanks extended to them is a gratui
tous insult to every member of the
First Nebraska regiment Actions
speak louder than words and the good
actually accomplished by the governor
for the returning sdldiers was of more
lasting benefit lo them than the en
dorsement of unamerican principles
cunningly concealed under a mantel of
As a member of the state board of
equalization in the matter of levying
the annual assessment of the railroads
the governor acted on what he believed
would be for the administration of
equity and justice between the rail
roads and the balance of the taxpayers
of the state By an investigation of the
assessment rolls he became aware that
the valuation of all otlier property ex
cept railroad property taken as a
whole had been constantly reduced by
the assessors year by year for the past
three years at least whereas railroad
property -has been held at practically
the same assessed valuation during that
period The result of this has been that
in 1893 the railroads paid 14 7 10 per
cent of the state taxes in 1894 15 2 10
per cent In 189o 14 8 10 per cent in
1896 15 2 10 per cent in 1S97 15 per
cent in 1898 15 6 10 per cent and in
1899 15 4 10 per cent so that although
the valuation of the railroads has not
been raised materially during the past
two years yet the reduction of the val
uation of other property has been such
that the railroads bear a great portion
of the taxation of the state today than
they did in 1893 and have continued to
do so since that time
In speaking of the reduction of the
valuation of other property the record
reveals trhat in 1898 31139348 acres of
land were assessed at 578515838 while
in 1899 31358021 acres were assessed
at 77890017 An increase of 218673
acres and a decrease in the assessed
valuation of 628821 The same com
parison also exists in the matter of
personal property Everyone realizes
that being an active farmer the gov
ernor has no pecuniary interest what
ever in any railroads or other cor
porations yet as governor of the state
of Nebraska he felt it his duty to dea
justly with all of the people and the
various interests of the state
The opposition press has at divers
times heralded to its readers the asser
tion that the governor has been free
handed in extending executive clem
ency to convicts sentenced to the peni
tentiary and that he has issued a large
number of pardons without warrant of
law The facts are that in the first
twenty months of his administration
not a single pardon has been granted
During this time he has only commuted
the sentences of nineteen convicts and
remitted three fines and jail sentences
out of a total of one hundred and forty-two
applications for executive clem
ency Governor Crounse in two years
granted twenty five pardons commut
ed or shortened the sentences of twenty-six
others and remitted eight fines
and jail sentences Governor Holcomb
in his two years issued ninety commu
tations four pardons and remitted
eleven fines and jail sentences Com
pared with his predecessors Governor
Poynters pardon record requires no
For years there has been on the
statute book of the state a law provid
ing for a state veterinamn and three
live stock agents whose duty it is to
investigate all cases of contagious and
infectious diseases among domestic an
imals of the state Successive legisla
tures have failed to make provision to
meet the expenses of this board Tear
by year as our stock industry develops
the necessity for the services of a
competent veterinarian have become
more pressing The demands upon the
governors for a veterinarians services
of late years have become urgent and
In order that the stock interests of the
purpose he appealed to the bank- state might receive the protection to
which it is entitled Governor Poynter
asked the last legislature to make the
necessary appropriation in order that
the contemplations of the law might be
carried out but his appeal in the inter
est of one of the states greatest indus
tries fell by the wayside at the hands
of a legislature elected on a platform
to redeem the state and give it a
business administration Handicap
ped as the governor has been for want
cf funds he has done everything in
his powers to protect this as well as
every other material interest of the
The governors selection of a super
intendent for the Institute for Feeble
Minded Youth at Beatrice proved un-
fortunate but as soon as he was In pos
session of the facts showing existing
conditions he ordered his removal and
appointed a tried and experienced man
in his place That the change was de
layed was caused by an order ofthe dis
trict court which upon hearing the
case dismissed the action after which
an appeal to the supreme court was
taken by the defendant Upon a sub
sequent action being brought before the
same court the obstreperous superin
tendent was ousted since which time
the institution is in the hands of an
able and efficient superintendent and
all interests are being properly cared
While some of the governors warm
est friends urged him to take forcible
possession of the Beatrice Institution
he sedulously avoided that method of
procedure because of his abiding and
unfaltering faith in the honesty in
tegrity and sufficiency of the courts
Relying upon this faith he felt reas
sured that the states best interest and
his own constitutional prerogative
would be preserved By his action
showing as it does a deep respect for
that great department of civil govern
ment the judiciary through which we
receive the interpretation of the law
the governor has set an example that
all good citizens may well strive to
emulate His action shows to every
person in this great commonwealth
that the magnificent motto of the state
Equality Before the Law was not
adopted in vain or as an empty and
meaningless combination of words but
that it voices one of the first and
greatest principles of a republican form
of government a principle that guar
antees to the humblest and highest cit
izen alike full protective In their re
spective rights
The state institutions under the gov
ernors charge and for the manage
ment of which he is primarily respon
sible to the people of the state of Ne
braska have been wisely and econom
ically conducted The sanitary condi
tion of every institution is so well
looked after that it is no uncommon
subject of remark by those who have
occasion to visit the same and a source
of much pride and satisfaction to the
management and the state The health
of the Inmates is most satisfactory and
the death rate smaller than in many
years all of which bespeak the con
stant and careful treatment accorded
the states unfortunates The farm
lands connected with the institutions
are made to produce to their fullest
capacity and contribute much towards
the support of the inmates and show
a remarkable contrast as compared with
former republican rule While the
states wards have been well and bet
ter fed and clothed than under repub
lican rule yet a consultation of the
comparative table appearing elsewhere
brings to light the remarkable fact
that under fusion management four
hundred more inmates were kept for
1471394 less of the peoples money
than under republican rule for an equal
length of time A careful study of the
comparative table will convince the
most bitter partisan which party has
given the state a business administra
tion and which party has upheld the
credit of the state
One of the strong attributes for which
our present governor is noted and
which is highly appreciated by people
3f all political affiliations is his demo
cratic simplicity No one so poor but
he receives the same warm welcome
same courteous treatment same atten
tion to his business as accorded to men
of position and prominence Close at
tention to all matters belonging to his
department equal and courteous treat
ment to all Is Governor Poynters mot-
to The administration of the present
farmer governor of Nebraska is appre
ciated and the people intend to honor
themselves by retaining him for two
years more
Heres Some Back Talk
Dss Moines la Oct 22 An attempt
o repeat the tactics of 1S96 when men
vere intimidated into voting for Mc
Xinley and Hobart has been promptly
called in Des Moines Some days ago
J G Olmstead managing partner of
th firm of Bentley Olmstead whole
sale boot and shoe dealers practically
requested his traveling men and other
employes to vote for McKinley The
statement was afterward circulated
that be had threatened any employe
who voted for Bryan with discharge
Mr Olmstead denied the report and1
says What I did say was that in the
event of Bryans election I would feel
obliged to close our business rather
than pass through an ordeal of commer
cial depression such as followed the
second election of Mr Cleveland
J K Laycock a capitalist and ex
prrienced boot and shoe man has In
reply to Mr Olmstead made the fol
lowing announcement
I have organized a company to en
gage in the wholesale boot and shoe
business in theevnt of Bryans elec
tion Mr Olmstead states that his men
will be obliged to look for jobs if
Bryan Is elected I will employ each
and all of them at an advance of 10 per
cent over the wages they now receive
Demand That Hostilities Cease Ag
Result of Their Offer To
- Negotiate Terms
Paris Special The Havas agency
has received this from Pekin
The diplomatic corps has received
joint note from LI Hung Chang and
Prince Ching saying It is time to end
the present situation and to treat foi
peace and that the princes and minis
ters who were accomplices of the Box
ers will be handed over to the courts
to be judged and punished according
to Chinese law
In their quality of plenipotentiaries
LI Hung Chang and Prince Ching offer
to treat for peace and accept the prin
ciple of Indemnities for the legations
destroyed The losses are to be esti
mated by delegates of the powers
European nations can be accorded
fresh commercial treaty advantages on
the old treaties but as the require
ments vary each power must formulate
its own
The plenipotentiaries demand an im
mediate cessation of hostilities because
of their offer and request an interview
for October 21
Replying to the note M Pinchon the
French miiJstf r said that China having
recognized that she had violated the
laws of natipnt was bound to accept for
that very reason the responsibilities
Consequently he demanded that the ex
emplary punishment be inflicted on the
principals namely Prince Tuan Prince
CJhwang Kank Ti and Tung Fu Hsiang
adding that so long as their heads had
not fallen it was impossible to cease
M Pinchon has been confined to his
bed for several days with a slight at
tack of typnus but his condition is not
Owing to the arrival of Count von
Waldersee General Veyron command
er of the French force has decided to
prolong his stay in Pekin until he re
oeives fresh orders
Conger Gives Credit For Saving
the Legations
Victoria B C Special The follow
ing letter was given by United States
Minister Conger to the missionaries at
Besieged American missionaries one
and all of you so providentially saved
from certain massacres I desire in this
hour of deliverance to express what J
know to be the universal sentiment of
our diplomatic corps sincere apprecia
tion of and profound gratitude for the
inestimable help which the native
Christians under you have rendered to
wards our preservation Without your
intelligent and successful planning and
the uncomplaining execution of the
Chinese I believe our salvation would
have been impossible By your cour
teous consideration of me and your
continued patience under most trying
occasions I have been most deeply
touched and for it all I thank you most
heartily I hope and believe that in
Gods unerring plan your sacrifices and
dangers will bear fruits in a ma
terial and spiritual welfare of people to
whom you have so nobly devoted your
lives and work Assuring you of my
personal respect and gratitude Very
sincerely yours E H CONGER
Affairs of Former Union Pacific
Road Wound Up
Minneapolis Minn Special How
ard Abbott special master in chancery
to the Union Pacific has paid out the
last dividend to the unsecured creditors
and practically closed up the receiver
The last dividend amounted to 1000
300 The total claims approved and al
lowed footed up to 34336518 and the
amount paid from other sources was
J26448720 Another dividend amount
ing to 6 per cent or 6012085 was paid
about a year ago
Considering the amount involved the
numerous legal complications and the
extent of interests the receivership was
the largest known The claims dis
allowed amounted to over 10000000
The total of claims filed not including
the mortgages having a prior lien was
385000000 The balance due on the
claims after the payment of al ldivi
dends will be 51065000
The Union Pacific receivership has
been pending fdfc the last seven years
the receivers having been appointed Oc
tober 31 1S93 Mr Abbott was appoint
ed special master in chancery to the
receivership July 1 1898
Huntington W Va Special Tues
day afternoon at 4 oclock Mrs Waltei
J Swanson gave birth to triplets An
hour later Mrs Howard E Swanson
similarly surprised her husband The
mothers are twin sisters and the
fathers twin brothers They were mar
ried at the same time less than a year
The United States transport Sherman
arrived at San Francisco thirty five
days from Manila via Nagasaki The
brought fifty three cabin passengers 45i
sick 182 discharged 71 prisoners IS
insane soldiers and 42 bodies
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