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to give their old as well as their new adai
CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS.
F. A. BARTON, Pawnee.
A. C. SMITH, Dowlas.
A. C. ABBOTT, Dodge.
T. L. KOllVAL, Seward.
W. P. HALL, Phelps.
M. A. BROWN, Bnffalo.
II. IT. WILSON, Lancaster.
J. C. ROBINSON, Douglas
: fjnited Stales Senator
-. '.:. . ELMER J. BDRKETT.
.J'-l :" f J. H. MICKEY.
V.; Lieutenant Governor
-.'"': :. E. O. McGILTON.
'': Secretary of State
'" t-: " A. GALUSHA.
.'iT; ' Auditor
; "' - E. M. SE ARLE, JR.
.".-. v." ' PETER MORTENSEN.
... . " Superintendent
V -I. J. L. HcBUIEN.
T. V 4 Attorney General
',."' S: NORRIS BROWN.
.. ' Land Commissioner
'. V Vi:r H. M. EATON.
Congressman, Third District
j. j. McCarthy.
REPUBLICAN FLOAT CONVEN
TION. The republican float convention for
the 25th representative district is here
bf called to meet at Monroe, Neb., on
Tuesday, October 11, litOl, at one
o'clock p. m., for the purpose of plac
ing in nomination a candidate for rep
resentative for said district. J. A.
Osborne, Committeeman for Nance
County.' R. G Strother. Committee
man for Platte County.
Hobart and Henggler nothing a
gainst either everything ia favor of
Mr. Parker lias expressed the opinion
that he will never be a candidate for
a second term. Thero are those who
wonld gamble some on that same.
Political "rings" are being knocked
oat all over the country since Roose
velt set the example of exposing fraads
and punishing the defrandera. If you
WMtit the Platte county ooart house
ring busted, vote for Hobart.
Edward Atkinson says the Repub
lican adminitsration costs more than
a Democratic administration. Yes,
aad tho men who were idle under a
Democratic rule, will tell yon that
the Republican administration is
worth more. Schuyler Sun.
McCarthy stock grows stronger
every day, and it would seem that the
more said about Mr. McKillip, wheth
er by his friends or his opponents, the
more McCarthy stock goes up. The
McCarthy record is like the Mickey
record; in order to impeach it yon
have to talk about it, and to talk
about it is to call attention to the fact
that it as absolutely invulnerable.
, Columbus has a fine wholesale
fconse, one of the best brick yards in
the country, one of the few wooden
ahoe factories in the United States, an
wp.-tp-date and growing creamery, an
ice -cream and candy factory, two fine
roller mills, a number one brewery
which will be made A1" by the new
and enterprising management, aad
the finest lot of retail stores of any
second class city in Nebraska. We will
soon have a gas plant added to onr
electric light plant. And watch onr
smoke when the power canal is opened.
.. Congressman McCarthy is standing
ob his record made in the last ootig
reso,. while his opponent, McKillip
".relies on his ability to carry the fight
by Standing upon two platforms at
the same time the one adopted by his
,' arty at St. Louis and also the Kansas
-City promulgation. McKillip will
, have a hard job to convince the vot
ers of the great Third district into be
' Having that he can do justice to the
pjjanks in thcie two platforms at one
-and the same time. Madison Chroa
McKillip is placed in anything bat
i -a pleasant position by being the aom-
.' .iaee of both the democrats and pop
alists for congress. Some of the pop-
aUst papers, are calling upon him to
. .'''state whom he is sapportiag for pres-
v ident. All must know that a good
i:flesa0crat he is supporting Parker, bat
f $o pat an end to a lot of foolish-aews-
fXfrger talk McKillip should ooaMoat
aadtell tha .people in plaia Eaglish
. hisposition. It is a nice thing to be
-'-tooted. to' ooBgreas, but it ia a braver
'" .thng'tb be honest with the people aad
- ..seli'them where one stands. We are
-.- aa " admirer of , McKillip, believe his
- wMBKMracy ia. Simoa-pare, bat want
?;hta to pat ail aoabte at rest by; tell
' ' -lag the people of thiir'diatrict- jaat
3m hie 4s t.-lHoireIto ..JoraaL
II1I1MH 1 1 tH H 8't-I-H"! 1 ? T T"Kvv,rfv;;vvv
You All Know Him.
"As a whole we believe ths law to be a good one, and to
: have been framed with the
:: in the state and to impose
due share of the public burd
: ; instances does not require us
Chief Justice John J. Sullivan of Columbus, Nebraska, x
t on the Republican REVENUE LAW.
The attitada of the repuUican party
in Nebraska on the new revenue law
shoaldnotbe a defensive attitude.
RepabUoaas aaoald assume the offen
sive, regarding the work of their last
legislature, and should urge demo
cratic voters to sead republicans to
the legialatare io preserve that excel
lent law against which the democratic
ring" in Platte county has levelled
Here are a few reasons why the new
law should be preserved by the elect
ion of republicans to the legislature.
1. Since 1859 delinquent taxes in
Nebraska have accumulated to the
amount of 18,208,000, nearly enough
to oaaoel the .ate floating debt Tho
new law contains a "scavenger he paid a dollar last year, while the
clause, by which property can bo railroads in Platte county will have
seized and sold to prevent the acoum- to py 970 where they paid a dollar
alatioa of delinquent taxes and the in- jt year. While the owner of farm
crease of our state debt. Do you real estate will have to pay more,
want a democratic legislature pledged evroyone knows that the "aluo of real
to repeal this law and to permit the e8tate in Platto county has nearly
continuance of our state debt? doubled during the last ten years
2. The valuation of the railroads while the taxes on real estate have re
of Nebraska under the new revenue mained nearly the same, and that the
law. by a republican assessment board law is simply working justice to all
has been increased 70 per cent while taxpayers in raising land valuations,
the valuation of other property in the rjo yon want to vote for a democrat
state has been increased only 54 per ic legislature to repeal the new reve
cent. Do you want a democratic leg- nne ioW and increase taxation on the
islature to repeal this law and to
lighten the burdens of the railroads?
3. Platte county tax-payers ant
paying 7 per oent interest on $13,225
worth of warrants on the 1904 fund.
The 1903 levy, under the old law,
could not have been made high enough
to pay the expenses of Platte conuty
last year, as administered by demo
cratic supervisors, xux-payers. ao you
want a democratic legislature pledged
, repeal e new reven iw. w.m- . hig Bmwe?
out which a democratic board of super-
visor, could not raise enough money Remember that if your assess
to pay expenses9 ment iB to h,gh' that fft0t ,s
4. The increase in the valuation of chargeable to the new law but to
various classes of property in Platte your democratic assessment officers,
conuty under the new revenue, law Finally, will you agree with Judge
as compared with the 1903 valuation Sullivan and voto to preserve this
is approximately as follows: law by voting for Joseph Henggler
I farm real-estate, 142 par oent; rail- for the legislature?
We asked the editor of the Telegram
to point to a single official act oi
Governor Mickey that would prove
his subservlenoy to any railroad or
His first "specific" charge contains
the statement that "Governor Mickey
was a pass distributor" for a railroad
for twenty years. There are two de
fects ia this charge. First, it does
sot refer to an "official act' ; and
second, it is not "specific'. .
However, we waive the objection
that it has no reference to an ''official
act", and ask that our brother name
the railroad company; the recipients
of the paosofl ; and specify the time
and place of the distribution. And
then, we ask him to show how and
why the office of "pass distributor"
influenced Governor Mickey as the
representative of Nebraska tax-payers
on the stare board of assessment to
raise the tax of Nebraska railroads 70
per oent, while raising the ax on
other property only 54 per oent.
His second charge accuses the gov
ernor of appointing Charlie Rigg
assistant secretary of the state board
of assessment. That charge is true,
all except the statement that Rigg was
appointed assistiant secretary. Gov
ernnor Mickey had no authority to
appoint, anybody assistant secretary.
The law specifies the officers for tho
board, and it makes no mention of an
assistant secretary. Rigg was made
a olerk, a sort of adding machine for
the board. This adding machine
tamed ont some figures at the close
of the session of the board, that show
ed and increase of 70 per cent in the
assessment of Nebraska railroads,
while the assessment of the Nebraska
property was increased only 54 per
cent. This may prove Gov. Mickey's
subserviency to railroads, but the
property owners of Nebraska will in
sist on the use of more adding ma
chines like Rigg in future sessions of
His third "specific" charge is a re
petition of the charge of oil. inspector
Hayes who was discharged by Gov.
Mickey for being "short" in his ac
counts. We argued this question out
with our brother once. It he wishes
to bring all facte before Platte county
tax-payers again, we suggest that he
reprint in full our editorial in the
issue of the Journal of May 11th.
That editoiial gives both sides of the
argument. Of course if he thinks he
could make a bettor argument on
the question another time, we shall be
glad to take it nr again for we should
like to make a few more votes for
Meanwhile we recall that the result
of' our previous argument was to prove
that Gov. Mickey has never permitted
the admission of a sinlge car of oil
into Nebraska that has not fully satis
fied the legal test, except that which
was in transit at the time the law
took effect. Furthermore, we ob
serve that Gov. Mickey and a republi
can legislature are entitled to the cred
it for forcing Rockefeller to provide
Nebraska people with oil 10 per cent
better than was ever before required.
Let us have some more of Goal Oil
COAL OIL JOHN.
''Nebraska ia being required to pay
the fearful price of theundnjc to death
of helpleas women and innocent ekild
en for support rendered the. Mickey
admiaistratioa by the Standard Oil
The foregoing is from the World
Herald. The explanation ia hardly
accessary' for those who have been
readers of the -eminently respectable
sheet waiah issues front Mr. .Hearst's
Oamha branch ofios. It might be ex
plained farther that it is a political
The chain of argument ia as follows :
object of reaching all property
.ipon all taxable property its
n. That it may fail in some
to condemn it as a whole."
3 P' : norsM. Ir head
49 per cent ; hogs, per bead, 40 per
cent ; cattle, per hoad, decreased 8 per
The county levy in 1003 was 17 miUs.
This year, under the new law it is 9j.
mills. The tax-payers of Platte coun
ty will pay on the various classes of
property, the following amounts.
where they nam one dollar lass year.
PROVIDED THEY WERE HONEST
AND RETURNED ALL THEIR PRO
PERTY BOTH IN 1903 AND 1904;
Farm real estate. $1.53; railroads 97c;
horses, 83c; hogs. 7So; cattle, 51c.
That is to say, the farmer who list-
A.MOTV W M - w .-
ed the same number of cattle this year
tht he did last, will pay 51o where
owners of live stock?
5. The new revenue law has uncov
ered over a half million dollars worth
(assessed valuation) of other personal
property in Platte county, that es
caped the assessor in 1903 and in
creased by that amount the burden
of the honest taxpayers. Do you
want a democratic legislature to re-
awen the tax
honejt man hy ing the
tho iinnnnt man bv making the tax
Sinoe July numeroos accidents have
ooonred in Boyd county from explos
ions of kerosene. All kerosene which
is shipped into the state is inspected
by a state official. Some of this has ex
ploded. Therefore Governor Mickey
is charged with the murder of helpless
women and innocent children.
The great religious daily fails to say
why accidents with coal oil have
not oourred in other counties than
Boyd. It does not say whether the oil
exploded of its own motion or whether
somebody dropped a lighted match
into it. It does not give the name
of the depnty oil inspector whose
dnty it is to examine the Boyd county
oil. In short, it gives no particulars.
It never does, in its arguments which
are based on Governor Mickey's official
There is hardly a man in the state
who does not know the trnth of the
situation with regard to the Standard
Oil Co. Ono Hayes was chief oil in
spector. He was removed from office
by tho governor and found short in
his ascountB. He made a public accu
sation against the governor to tho
effect that he had admitted some
oil at the governor's direction which
did not grade up to the new standard
of the law which had just been passed.
Governor Mickey answered Hayes'
charges categorically and showed that
the only oil admitted below the 112
test was one shipment which was in
transit when the law took effect and
which graded higher than the old law
required. Mr. Hayes never made any
rejoinder to the governor's answer.
The incident has been threshed over
so often that the World-Herald is hard
ly wise in bringing it up again. The
World-Herald writing gives evi
dence of its trust in the short memory
of the voters of the state, and is nttor
lack of argument against Governor
If it were not for a law passed by
a republican legislature and signed by
Governor Mickey, the people of Bovd
county would now be using kerosene
that grades 100 intsead of 112. Of
course, if the World-Herald is pro
ceeding on the premise that all the
kerosene admitted to Nebraska must
be non-combustible, then it mut be
conceded that its brilliant argument
It is undertsood that Nance county
is entitled to name the candidate for
float representative for Platte and
Nance counties. But Nanoe usuaUy
waives this privilege ami may do so
at the convention to be held at Monroe
on October 11th.
If the choice is left to Platte county
it should be easy to name a man who
can be elected. George Scott lacked
only eleven votes two years ago and
he could be elected "hands down"
if he wonld consent to run again this
year, it is to oe regretted mat ne
firmly asserts that he will not be a
However, if he persists, some other
strong man will doubtles be found who
if he cannot poll as large a voto as
Mr. Scott, will climb out with a good
Straight democrats as well as popu
lists are sick of the fusion crowd and
will vote the ticket straight for Roose
velt. McCarthy, H0Dmrtnd republi
All that is reqaired to make votes
for Hobart ia for the voters to be ac
quainted with the candidates for coun
ty attorney. Hobart has only one
qualification for the office, namely,
perfect fitness to discharge the duties
of the office to the financial advantage
of the taxpayers of the county. Does
he need any more recommendations ? v
- THE ALBION-NEWS. -
An illustrated edition of the Albion
Weekly News marking the twenty -If th
anniversary of its life, came to' onr
table this week. It is not only a
monument to the enterprise and busi
ness ability of its editor, A. W. Ladd,
but it is also a valuable and perma
nent 'contribution to the history of
one of the best counties, containing
some of the best people that the sun
ever shone upon. The pages of the
paper are replete with sketches and
cuts tracing the material progress of
a country that twenty-five years ago
was over-run by Indiaus and devas
tated by grasshoppers. The history
of Boone county is clotely interwoven
with that of Platte, as Columbus was
the base of supplies for the hardy
Boone county pioneers. A page of
matter from tho News will be inter
esting reading for Colnmbus people.
The following extract from the des
cription of the first law suit in Booae
county will suffice to illustrate the
close relation batween Boone and
Platto counties in those days when
Boone county had no jail for her
criminals, and Platte county had no
money to pay board for them when
they were sent here. "The first law
suit in Boone county occurred in 1872.
The prisoner was tried before S. P.
Bollman, W. J. Nelson appearing for
the prisoner. He was fonnd guilty
and sentenced to three months in jaiL
As the county had no jail he was tak
en to Columbus and placed in the
Platte county jail, bnt in a week the
Boone county sheriff was notified that
Platte county had no money to ex
pend to feed onr prisoners, and as
Boone conuty was in the same pre
dicament the fellow was turned loose
and no moro was heard of him. W.
J. Nelson received as his fee for de
fending the prisoner an old squirrel
gun that the follow had thrown away
when he took Mr. Mattison's gun.
Boone county had no court house at
that time and the trial was held in
the shade of the first building built
in Albion standing on the corner of
what is now called Church and Second
streets near Hart's livery barn."
Editor Ladd started with eleven sub'
scribers. He now has oue of the
largest country lists and one of the
neatest printing offices in Nebraska.
We younger fellows will strive to
emulate his example.
IT WON'T FLY.
The democratic kite that carries
McKillip's fate is a tail-less kite and
the breeze of republican prosperity
whioh it is attempting to ride is a
veiy strong one. Tho makers of the
kite wanted it to rido high on the
wind. They could not find a single
tail that measured up to their ambi
tion so they went in various directions
got three tails and spliced them to
gether. A dispute arose among the
tails as to which should be attached
closest to the kite. One was a free
silver tail, one was a gold-standard-trust
tail, and theothsragovernment-ownersbip-anti-trust
tail. When the
tails could not settle the dispute they
passed it up to the McKillip kite.
The kite refused to settle it in favor
of either disputant, fearing the other
two would refuse to form the outer
end of the fusion tail, and so decided
to make the ascent without any tail
Well, the kite is cntting tho usual
antics of tail-less kitep. The other
day it went up against a strong Mc
Carthy breeze that carried it quickly
over the boundary line into Canadian
soil where it became entangled in the
tops of some tall trees. It cannot
possibly be disentangled until after
November 8th. In the meantime the
trees will be cnt, and if McCarthy
has his way, they will bo cut up into
lumber and sold to Nebraska pioneers
free of duty. For McCarthy, like
Boosevelt and Cummins, believes in
tariff revision in the interest of his
Columbus will have hundreds of
visitors today. These visitors will
bo welcomed by Columbus people.
Every courteBy will be shown them.
It is a republican meeting but demo
crats will vie with republicans to
maintain Colnmbus reputation as a
city of hospitality.
r. j. n.
Tli in department lias adjourned for the day,
out of rii.Tt for Uncle Joe Cannon. Let every
dtmiocrat turn out to hear him tonight.
DatuocraU Object to Aaswerlag- Financial
When the "gold" message of Alton
B. Parker reached the Democratic
convention at St Louis William J.
Bryan suggested that the currency
views of Mr. Parker ought to be more
explicitly defined in some detail, and
that the convention therefore should
prepare a list of questions connected
with the various phrases of the cur
rency issue for the candidate to an
swer, but Master of Ceremonies Wil
liams rushed to Parker's defease with
the statement that the Candida tefehould
not be asked "A LOT OF FOOLISH
This was the same "public be
d d" attitude that arrogant corpor
ations used to take in refusing to an
swer questions of iertinent interest
to their stockholders or to the gen
eral public, until the Republican party
remedied matters by passing a law
compelling publicity, and especially es
tablished the bureau of commerce and
labor to secure it.
Mr. Bryan, all the Democrats in the
convention at St Louis, and in fact
all American voters of whatever po
litical belief, had a perfect right to
expect detailed and explicit publicity
from Candidate Parker of bis views
on governmental financial policies, so
that they could know whether or not
or to what extent his views were their
views. But this publicity was denied
them, because the managers of the
convention deemed it of more im
portance to protect their candidate
from questions which he would not
want to answer for fear of making
a "break," than to protect the voters
of the country from possible misun
derstanding as to financial views which
might not bear the limelight of public
The managers of a corporation con
ducted on unsound lines are always
apt to consider as "foolish" questions,
which, if answered, might result in
an expose. And it is the same way
with the Democratic managers, who
think their only safe policy on the
currency question Is to refuse to give
InformatteBi aa to jrhat then? poUcj
. . . : 1
We Intend in the future to carry 00
the government 'in the' same way that
we have carried it on in the past
We are content to rest otrr case be
fore the American people upon tho
fact that to adherence to a lofty ideal
.we have added, proved governmental
No other administration in our his
tory, so other government in the
world, has more consistently stood for
the broadest spirit of brotherhood in
our common humanity, or has held a
more resolute attitude of protest
against every wrong that outraged the
civilization of the world, ut home or
It has behaved toward all nations,
strong or weak, with courtesy, dignity
and justice; and is now on excellent
terms with all.
Onr foreign policy has been pot only
highly advantageous to the United
States, but hardly less advantageous to
the world as a whole. Peace and
good will have followed in its foot
steps. Within the limits defined by ths
national constitution the national ad
ministration as sought to secure to
each man the full enjoyment of bis
right to live his life and dispose of his
property and his labor as he deems
best, so long as he wrongs no one
It Is but ten years since the first
attempt was made, by means of lower
ing the tariff, to prevent some people
from prospering too much. The at
tempt was entirely successful.
To uproot and destroy the protective
system would be to insure the prostra
tion of business, the closing of factor
ies, the impoverishment of the farmer,
the ruin of the capitalist and the
starvation of the wage-worker.
During the last five years more has
been doue for the material and moral
well-being of the Filipinos than ever
before since the island first came with
in the ken of civilized man.
We did not take the Philippines at
will, and we cannot put them aside at
W'e have striven both for civil right
eousness and for national greatness;
and we have faith to believe that our
hands will he upheld by all who feel
love of country and trust in tho up
lifting of mankind.
We hold ever before us as the all
Important end of policy and adminis
tration the reign of peace at home and
throughout the world; of peace which
comes along by doing justice.
The constitution must be observed
positively as well as negatively.
We do not have to guess at our own
convictions and then correct the guess
if it seems unpopular.
A party which, with facile ease,
changes all Its convictions before elec
tion cannot be trusted to adhere with
tenacity to any principle after elec
As for the navy. It has been and is
now the most potent guaranty of
peace; and it is such chiedy because it
Is formidable aad ready for use.
If on one great Ireue they (the
Democrats) do not mean what they
say, it is hardly safe to trust them oft
any other issue.
Free trade and reciprocity are not
They (the Democrats) have occu
pied three entirely different positions
(on the Philippines) within fifty days.
Which is the proml-e they really in
tend to keep?
Since the close of the war with
Spain there has been no substantial
change In the rate of annual ex
penditures. Where there is no respect there can
be no trust A policy with so slender
a basis of principle would not 'stand
the strain of a single year of business
If a tariff law is passed aimed at
preventing the prosperity of some of
our people, it Ls as certain as anything
can he that this aim will be achieved
only by cutting down the prosperity
of all our people.
There ts not a policy, foreign or
domestic, which we are now carrying
out, which It would not be disastrous
to reverse or abandon.
This government has been true to
the spirit of the fourteenth amend
ment in the Philippines. Can our op
ponents deny that here at home the
principles of the fourteenth and
fifteenth amendments have been in ef
If continued in- power we shall con
tinue our foreign policy and our hand
ling of the navy on exactly the same
lines in the future as In the past
Under the Republican policy of pro-'
tection our manufactured products
have become one-third of those of the
civilized world, and American work-'
men secure almost double the pay for
their labor that' similar labor receives
in other countries.
History shows that a Democratic
tariff has always been fallowed by
business adversity and a "Republican)
tariff by business prosperity. Why.
not accept the verdict of history?
I t sTawsTa ttsnsTassaAiuQms'ny
Sir, I hold to the oplniaa that
all war is barbarous. I am
against war, civilized or un- jr.
civilized except it be necessary to j
redeem people from oppression,
or be for national defense, or to f
sustain the national 'honor in the
protection of 'American citizen-
shp. Senator Fairbanks In 'the
senate. May 20, 1897."
VOTAIVG TO TAXI BACK
Hew Will Bryaa ExpUla MU BlMUMty
William Jennings Bryan has been
officially engaged by the Democratic
national committee to make speeches'
In New York, Indiana and other
places. The former candidate for the
presidency has something of a reputa
tion as an agile political contortionist,
but he will have the time of his life
explaining his record during the pres
ent campaign. Mr. Itryau has beeu
on a good m:u;y sides of a good many
different quattious, aud yet he lives to
tell the tale. But just how he proposes
to advocate the election of Parker is
Bryan was opioscd to Parker before
the convention met at St. Louis. lie
wus opposed to Parker every day dur
ing the sessions of that inharmonious
gathering. When Parker sent his tele
gram supplementing the Demotaitic
platform Mr. Bryan rose from a bed of
sickness to denounce the nominee as
a traitor and a dictator, and bis dra
matic appearance on that Saturday
night was one of the niaat extra
ordinary episodes of an extraordinary
convention. Bryan lashed Parker and
he dared the convention to send a tele
gram to the nominee demanding his
honest opinion on other well-known
Later on Mr. Bryan. In his paper.
The Commoner, while the events In
the convention were fresli before him,
openly charged that Judge Parkor was
a party to a corrupt attempt to deceive
the convention and that his nomina
tion had been secured by improper
means. It was then that the former
candidate for the. presidency put him
self on record by saying in The Com
moner of July 13, less than a week
after the nomination: "I have noth
ing to take back."
It seems a curious thing to find a
man who has "nothing to take buck,"
appearing on the stump favoring the
election of Alton B. Parker for the
presidency. If Mr. Bryan has "noth
ing to take back," lie should in com
mon honesty when he appears on the
stump in Indiana, and elsewhere, re
peat to his audiences exactly what
he said in The Commoner of July 13,
which was printed exactly one week
after the Democratic convention was
called to order and only four days
after Judge Parker was nominated for
the presidency and had sent has tele
gram repudiating the Democratic plat
form. In this issue of The Commoner Mr.
"It was a plain and deliberate at
tempt to deceive the party. The New
York platform was vague and purpose
ly so; because the advocates of Judge
Parker were trying to secure votes
from among the people who would
have opiosed his views had they
known them. The nomination was)
secured, therefore, by crooked and to
As an exhibition of political gymnas
tics Bryan's campaign speech for Par
ker ought to be worth going miles to
hear. If, as he says, he has "nothing
to take back," how will be explain
matters to the people? What did he
mean when he said in The Commoner:
"The nomination of Judge Parker
virtually nullifies the anti-trust
plank?" Wax it true on July 13 that
Parker's nomination bad been secured
"by crooked means?" If it was true
then is it not true now?
Mr. Bryan in The Commoner said:
"I shall not appeal for votes for the
ticket on false grounds." How can be
appear on the stump, therefore, and
seriously ask the workingmen of the
country to vote for the Democratic
nominee after The Commoner had de
clared that "The labor plank as pre
pared by Judge Parker's friends on
the subcommittee was a straddling,
Was Mr. Bryan lying when he said
In his paier, "A Democratic victory
will mean very little, if any, progress
so long as the party Is under control
of the Wall street element?"
If the party was under the control
of the Wall street element when Mr.
Bryan wrote that editorial. Is it not
just as much under the same control
while he is on the stump?
Perhaps Mr. Bryan can explain
away these things. Perhups he can
answer these questions.
A man who Is weak enough to 2
- put his candidacy In their (Hill's
I and Belmont's) bands before the
1 - convention would not be strong
I ', enough to resist their influences
1 - after election, if he were by any
I '. possibility successful. William J.
Woatd It lie Wlar
It is conceded that the Democrats
are not on record on the tariff question.
This being the case, would it not be
unwise to trust tariff revision to the
party opposed to the principle of pro
tection, the result being practically
free trade, bringing industrial depres
sion, hard times and the Inevitable
lowering of prices on farm products?
The last low tariff law. the Wilson
law, was repealed In July, 1897. An
official statement, prepared by the de
partment of agriculture, shows that
during the last year of the Wilson
law the imports of agricultural prod
ucts amounted to f4O0,S7I,88. In
1898, the first year of the DIngley
tariff, these imports dropped to $314,
291,796. The difference went Into the
pockets of American farmers.
Like the Indian, who, when unable
to find his camp and it was suggested
he was lost, replied, "Me no lost, wig
wam lost." so the Democratic Dartr
Insists, notwithstanding its constant
change of front that the country, not
the part), Is lost The Democratic par
ty, without a fixed policy, would be as
safe a guide as the Indian In a strange
Balfour, the prime minister of Eng
land, In . speech delivered at Sheffield,
declared that Cobden, the apostle of
free trade, was "a great man, but he
'failed to foresee the developments of
the last half century which had made
free trade an empty name and a vain
Silence has grown weary listening
for the reply that comes not from
Esopus to Tom Watson's query, "What
is Judge Parker's position on the
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The Omaha Horse Show.
Several hundred entries have been
received for the horbe show which will
open in Omaha on Monday, Septem
ber -'. The equine festival will con
tinue throughout the week, closing
on Saturday night. Tho indications
are that there will bo a eplendid array
of beautiful aad stylish animals here
from all the surrounding towns, as
well as from Chicago. St. Paul, St.
Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph and
Denver. The show will place on ex
hibition more costly and high bred
horses than have ever before Iteen
congregated on a 6ingle occasion in
a city of the middlo wen.
The Anditorium will lo a-glitter
with color and resonant with music
throughout the week. The tcne will
be one of kaleidoscopic brilliancy.
Satin-coated horses in gayest trap
pings, and red-coated attendants and
gleaming equipages will make tho
display one of tho most attractive
over seen in the city.
The horse show colors of rod anil
white will be seen on all side.
from the tiny buttonhole bow to the
groat flags and pennants, scarfs, and
streamers, flaunting from point, pin
nacle and pillar.
The stalls are completed and the
arena is well under wv. It looks
many times moro commodious under
a roof than it would in tho open.
The ring resembles a veritable race
course and is so deceptive in its ap
pearance that it will rtquiro an ex
pert to gness anywhero near its real
dimensions. Bnt an ellipse of 200 feet
is a fair course in or out of doors. A
great many carpenters are still ham- j
niering and sawing-away at the tiers
of boxes and general feats, while over.
all floats the stars and stripe ami .
labyrinths of bnnting. In addition to l
the fifty brilliant arc ilghts that wilt
be strung throughout and over tho
arena proper, there will bo a wilder
Bess of incandescent bulks Hooding
the whole auditorium with their soft
luster rivaling that of mid-day, and
under which it will be a pleasing oc-
capation to 6tudy the beauty in the i
noxes and the beauty in the ring.
Reduced rates, one and one-third
fare, have been made for this event.
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Th followiaK jroMii Hiii'iiliiiut t. nail
convntitiiin for th reiiiD f.tlit'tw-litntSon
f th. Sla''f Nebraska. h lii-rfitiaftrr n t fitrtl,,
in full. unbmittwl ti !'. lH.-for of tin Staf
of Nebnt-ska. to ho votcl nMn .it tfit- wni-ral
election t" I"' ,'1' Tuetxlar, Nuieiiilx-r . A. I.
(SKXATE FlI.K No. lit )
A Dill for a Joint IUvliiin r:imrnnifin
tit th elector of th t-te.ttt to at tiif next
election of uieuil-r of the 1-j'iriHluturv for or
acainet a rontt'bi in 10 revi-u. Min-ni ann
rhaiun. fhf(oaMtulinn of the Hrab of Nebraska
in arrorilxnce with Sy-etioa -. Article 1", of the
Constitution of the Htm 01 ftebraeka.
Be it Kcnlved by thr LnjUlature of the- yJnfe
1. That it is dewneil noearir to call a ron
vantioa to revi uuit-ml ami chains the Con
stitution of the State of Nebranka.
2. That the electors are reroinHicnitixl to vote
atlhe next election of inruibvrH of th Legis
lature for or aicainftt a convention to riM).
mewl anl change the Conutitution of the State
3. That at auch net election of mombers of
tho Legislature un the ballot of rh elector
Totinic at sucti election, miiiu i print! or writ
ten in such manner that the elector can io.licate
hi preference under the law the wonis- "JiOIC
railing- n conTeation to revise, amend and
change the Conutitution of the State of Nebras
ka." aad "AGAINST calling convention to re
vise, amaad. and change the Constitution of the
State of Nebraska": ami if a majority toting
at said election shall vote for a convention, the
Legislature snail, at its next seasion. provide by
law for callimr the same.
1. Geo. WTjUrsh. Secretary of State or the
State of Nebraska, do hereby certify that the
foregoing proposed amend meat to the Constitu
tion of the State of Nebraska, aad providing for
a Convention for the revision of said Constitution
of the State of Nebraska, is a true and correct
copy of the original enrolled hill pnsseil by the
Twenty-eighth session of the Legislntare of the
mat or neorasaa, as 11 appears iroin sain origi
nal bill, on lie in myotfire, and that said pro
poser! amendment and revision of the Constitu
tion OX IM owe 01 uvuiBH'i u iwuuiniKi 10 ine
analified voters of the Stat of Nebraska, for
ieir adoption or rejection, at the general elec
tion to be held oa Tuewlay, the Mb day of No
vember. A, D. MM.
In testimony whereof. 1 hereunto set my hand
and affixed the Great. Seal of the State of Ne
braska. Done at LiBcola this 5th day of July, in the
year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hnndred
and Four, of the Independence of the United
States the One Hundred and Twenty-Ninth and
(dBXAT 9.tX.) Secretary of State.
A. C. OXfi. A. M., L.L. If., Pres.. Omahx
Prof. A. J. Lowar, Prlne.
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rtttorney : at : Law
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Physician and Surgeon.
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DR. R. A. VALUER,
Nehn-'ka 'f'hon A III. Independent
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TtodlBMlta Hhuk-frantht ... K.un
taaillr doctor for Ovo years and we want
take a dose and are all riht in ioi-.
uu unur. nnen anv or u ,mi h..iiw ma
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ooesnot aeep it sendee, to The Charta
aa a jackmaw will bo mailed, tn ton.
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