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Let the Democrats who want the
offices do the contributing.
The ten-cent com party still has its
hat out for the coin of Platte county
No one has yet been injured in the
rush in this county to drop a dollar
in the Bryan hat
"I am a Christian and won't vote
for no dam Infidel," is the reason ad
vanced by a Cedar county man for re
fusing to support Taft.
On a silver basis the Democratic
National Committee received in one
lump $650,000 to be used in electing
Mr. Bryan to the Presidency.
The Democrats of Platte county are
standing nobly by the publicity plank
in the Denver platform. They have
published the names of the men who
contributed that $76.75 to the cam
Platte county Republicans are lin
ing up to cast their solid vote for Tail
and Sherman. And the revolt among
the German Democrats indicate that
the Republicans will have enthusiastic
allies in the contest
The politicians who are trying to
unite the Democrats of Platte county
on Latta have a tough job on their
hands. Latta's record while a mem
ber of the State Senate is too rank
even for a Platte county Democrat to
Chairman Dickinson, assisted by
the other members of the county com
mittee and all the privates in the
ranks, purpose to make a strenuous
campaign for Taft in Platte county,
and reduce the Democratic majority
possibly wiping it out entirely.
That plank in the Denver platform
declaring for publicity of campaign
contributions before election has
already been repudiated by the man
who dictated it Mr. Bryan has not
answered the question, "Where did
that $300,000 come from the Demo
cratic committee is spending?"
If the amendment to the constitu
tion providing for an increase in the
members of the supreme court, receives
a majority at the election in Novem
ber, it is hoped that the Governor, in
making appointments, will not be
governed by partisan consideration.
The time has come for a non-partisan
With a candidate for governor
whose wealth is estimated in six fig
ures, a candidate for congress who is
said, by good Democrats, to.be the
richest man in the Third district, why
should farmers and laboring men be
asked to donate a five or ten dollar
bill to the Bryan campaign fund? Let
the men who are after the offices pay
What the fanner wants is a crop
guarantee. He wants to feel safe'be
fore he votes for Bryan. He does not
want to take any chances of reducing
his bank account in order to get a law
guaranteeing his bank deposit In the
fall of 1896, when the country was
under the rule of the party Mr. Bryan
now claims to represent, Platte county
farmers were hauling wheat to Colum
bus and selling it for 32 cents a
bushel; oats for 8 cents, corn 12 cents,
and for the hogs they brought to mar
ket they received $2.25. At the same
time the market price for eggs was 6
cents, and for butter 8 cents. And
sow sosse of the farmers who marketed
their products at the prices stated
above are asked to step up to the hat
sad deposit smosey to assist in return
ing to power the party that brought
cahuaity upon the country in 1893,
1894, 1895 and 1896.
' A WEAtf CANDIDA? &
The day has passed in politics whem
the "crack of the party whip" is loud
enough to line up the voters for an
objectionable candidate. Political
ties rest lightly upon the voters. Evem
in national politics one hears of Bryan
Republicans and Taft Democrats.
Republican papers are demanding that
candidates for congress' pledge them
selves to vote against the re-election
of Cannon for Speaker, and other Re
publican papers insist that the Speaker
is right in the course he has taken in
handling thr most unruly body of law
makers in the world. In Oklahoma
a faction" of the Democratic party is
opposed to the ire-election of Governor
Haskell on account of the scandal
connecting him with the Standard Oil
Company. In Texas the Democratic
party is divided into two factions
Baily and anti-Baily Democrats. In
Wisconsin party lines were almost
obliterated the last time LaFollette
was a candidate for Governor, and had
it not been for Democratic votes he
would have been defeated at the polk.
More care is now taken by both
political parties in the selection of
candidates. An objectionable candi
date causes dissatisfaction, and where
the vote is close he is liable to be
Both parties have placed in. nomi
nation in Nebraska good men, with
one exception. The renomination by
the Republicans of Attorney General
Thompson does not add strength to the
ticket He lacks force of character,
or inclination to perform the duties
connected with his office. While the
Attorney Generals of Kansas, Mis
souri, Oklahoma and Texas have
taken up the fight against the Lumber
Combine, the Attorney General of
Nebraska has remained inactive.
Although the Supreme Court of the
State has reversed the decision of
Judge Post, referee in the Lumber
Combine cases, yet the fact cannot be
denied that the Attorney General has
remained conspicuously and persis
tently inactive in the discharge of his
duty in prosecuting members of the
Why, then, should the Republicans
of Nebraska vote to retain a man like
Thompson in a position of trust and
Although the Journal is a Repub
lican paper, it is not so intensely
republican as to be unreliable, or so
bitterly partisan as to advocate the
re-election of a candidate whose past
record furnishes ground for the belief
that he like the referee whose de
cision was not sustained by the
Supreme Court of the State enter
tains, for some reason, not yet made
public, sympathy for the men com
posing the Lumber Combine.
A DISCREDITED "PROPHET."
Mr. Bryan continues to picture a
deplorable condition of business affairs
if the people decide to elect Mr. Taft
President. As' late as January of this
year he asserted that the free coinage
of silver was not a dead issue, and was
just as emphatic in his statement as he
was in 1896, when, in a speech at New
ton, Iowa, on the 9th of August of
that year, he said:
"Some of the laws of finance I may
say all the great laws of finanee are aa
certain in their operation and as irresis
tible in their foroe as the law of gravita
tion. If you throw a stone into the air
you know it will come down. Why?
Because it is drawn toward the center of
the earth. The law upon which we base
our fight is as sure as the law of gravita
tion. If we have a gold standard, prices
are as certain to fall as the stone which
Is thrown into the air."
This quotation is authentic, being
taken from Mr. Bryan's book "The
First Battle," page 301.
Since that speech the gold standard
has been adopted first by the Repub
licans and later by the Democrats,
Mr. Bryan himself stumping the coun
try for the gold standard candidate of
his party. And how about prices?
About the only thing that has fallen
is the rate of interest on real estate
loans and the reputation of Mr. Bryan
as a political prophet
On the day, August 9, 1896, that
Mr. Bryan predicted at Newton that
the gold standard would reduce the
price of farm products, the following
prices were being paid for wheat, oats,
corn and hogs in Platte county:
Oats 8c to 13a
Wheat 32c to 35c
Now note the accuracy of Mr. Bryan
as a prophet On the 13th day of
August, 1908, twelve years after the
Democratic candidate had predicted
disaster to the American farmer and
business man, farm products were sell
ins: in Platte county at the following
The prices, instead of declining, have
For the third time Mr. Bryan is
telling the American people what will
HOT SHOT FROM HEARST.
Bryan the Human Ostrich Swallowi His Own
Words The Rag Picker of Politics.
A Political Shoplifter The Fearless Prestidigi
tator of Modern Politics.
The following is taken from the
speech delivered by William Ran
dolph Hearst at the notification of
John Temple Graves, Independence
party candidate for Vice President at
Atlanta, Georgia, last week. Hearst,
at a 'great sacrifice of business, sup
ported Bryan in 1896 and 1900, but
is bitterly opposed to him today, and
is supporting the candidates of the
We fought and lost, and I was not
tired -of fighting; but apparently Mr.
Bryan was, I was fighting for a patrio
tic cause, he was fighting for a personal
In 1904 he handed down bis flag and
made a compact with Parker that he
would support Parker and all that Par
ker represented if in return Parker and
all that Parker represented would sup
Do you doubt it? Can you doubt it?
Look at his action in denouncing
Parker before the convention.
Look at his action in supporting Park
er after the convention and practically
supporting him in the convention.
Look at the twenty thousand dollars
which Mr. Byan, Mr. Parker's sponsor,
contributed to Mr. Bryan's Senatorial
Look at Parker's attitude now, and
Byan's attitude now, and Bockfeller's
Look at the $300,000 campaign fund
in one lump that Maok admits having
received, but forgets how he received.
Look at the kind of trust-owned pa
pers that are supporting Bryan now and
the private cars that are tendered him
now, and the private cars that used to
snap at him and now fawn on him.
Look at this man Haskell, whom
Bryan made chairman of bis committee
on platform and treasurer of his cam
This man Haskell, known and exposed
in court as a political paymaster of the
Standard Oil, is asked by Mr. Bryan first
to make a platform the Standard Oil
will approve of and then to collect from
the Standard Oil the material expression
of their approval.
Look at Bryan himself. Look at his
modified principles and altered attitude.
Look at his half -gratified longing to be a
Lazarus at the dinner table of the rich.
Look at his pitiful pride in that humble
position and bis chuckling crumbs that
are dropped him.
Look at his ever-changing effort to
please and his sueceesion of varying
sentiments until he finally finds a set
that seems to satisfy the wise men of
Mr. Bryan, I say, has hauled down his
flag and surrendered; how could I fol
happen if they fail to elect him Pres
ident The issues of 1896, and 1900
have been temporarily shelved or
entirely repudiated, and new theories
advanced in the attempt to gain favor
for the discredited prophet of 1896
CANNON AND BOYD.
The principal opposition to Speaker
Joseph Cannon comes, of course, from
Democrats men who are opposed to
him politically and from disappoint
ed congressmen who failed to secure
appropriations for government build
ings. The bills introduced providing
for appropriations for postoffice build
ings runs up into the hundreds of
millions every session of congress and
Cannon has proved his good sense by
opposing a drain on the treasury that
would make the surplus disappear
quicker than it did under the rule of
Democracy in 1893, if a strong and
fearless man like Cannon were not in
the speaker's chair. Columbus people
will always have a kindly feeling for
the venerable 'Speaker of the House
and for Congressman Boyd. The
action of Uncle Joe Cannon made it
possible for Columbus to secure an
appropriation of $65,000 for a post-
THE BANK GUARANTEE TRIED
Mr. Tail's assertion that Mr. Bry
an's scheme of guaranteeing bank
deposits was tried years ago in the
state of New York and that it proved
a failure, has induced a New York
correspondent to uncover an interest
ing chapter of financial history.
The bank deposit guaranty plan was
in effect in New York from 1829 until
1842, and its. results were far from
satisfactory. The facts as to the law's
operation are clearly set forth in a
work entitled "The History of Bank
ing," by John J. Knox. It was called
the New York safety fund system, and
the bill passed by the legislature in
1829 provided that all new banks and
each others then existing as might be
willing to avail themselves of the law
by rechartering pursuant to its provis
ions should pay into the state con
troller and treasurer one-half of 1 per
cent on their capital stock annually
low him into the camp of the enemy?
How could I who, at least, had fought
desperately and devotedly, become a
political mercenary fighting on this side
and then on the other without principle
When in all of Mr. Bryan's vacillating
coarse with its igaomuuoa conclusions
oomld I find an aspiration for further
devotion or an opportunity for honor
Where ootid I find the stability of
statesmanship, and oonsistenoy of con
scientious convictions the heroism born
of high ideals aad patriotic purposes?
I have oometo regard Mr. Bryan as a
trickster, a trimmer, a traitor..
Do yon think that Mr. Bryan ia a
statesman advocating permanent poli
cies based on eternal truth and justice?
I say he is a very ragpicker of politios
who, with bis little forked stick of self
interest, picks up this policy here and
that policy there, without regard to their
souroe or their use or their ultimate dis
position, without regard to their fitness
or even their cleanliness, and slaps them
into the basket on his back he calls his
He is a political shoplifter, who takes
feloniously and surreptitiously the poli
cies that belong to others and then ruuh
es frantically forth shouting "atop thief"
after some unconscious wayfarer who
has not stolen anything.
I said in Indiana that Mr. Bryan was
the fearless prestidigitator of modern
policies, who makes his principles dis
appear and ohanges'bis policies in full
view of the audience; a showman at a
county fair executing a shell game with
his political opinions.
But Mr. Bryan is more than a show
manhe is the whole show.
He is the astonishing ventriloquist
who throws one voice here and another
voice there, and all the time is sitting in
a different place with a different natural
voice and a different national oharacter.
He has no mustache with which to de
ceive, but he deceives you nevertheless.
He is the msrvelous contortionist who
bends forward and backward with equal
convenience and walks upon his feet or
upon his hands with equal facility.
He is the astonishing juggler who
keeps the whole of the surprising collec
tion of conflicting principles in the sir at
the same time, but balances Belmont,
the anion labor preaker, in one hand and
Gompers, the union labor leader, in the
He is the human ostrich who swallows
his own words in regard to bosses and
who is able to retain upon his stomach
even the Taggarts and the Rogers Sulli
vans of politics.
He is the worldrenowed loose-skinned
man who can reverse himself in his own
integument so that you cannot tell
whether he is coming or going.
until a fund of 3 per cent was created.
Out of the fund, as created, the
losses to depositors in failed institu
tions were to be paid, and when the
fund was reduced below the standard
3 per cent on the capital stock of all
the contributing banks, it was to be
made good by further assessments.
The bill provided further that the
bank safety fund should be the subject
of special supervision, and to this end
three banking commissioners were ap
pointed with power to make regular
examinations at intervals of four
months and special examinations
whenever they saw fit. All told, the
measure was considered the acme of
perfection, as indicated from this state
ment of the senate banking committee
in reporting the measure:
"The committee flatters itself that
it has hit upon a measure that will
possess the valuable recommendations
of creating a complete and infallible
security to creditors and that will im
part a solidarity to the currency and
to the bank paper of the state not
equaled by any in the world."
But these bright hopes were not
realized. The first result of the bill
was a speculative craze for starting
new. banks subject to its provisions,
which was made easier because the
stocks of such an institution found a
ready sale throughout this state and
elsewhere among investors who had
heard of the wonderful safety fund
scheme. Agencies were organized
throughout this country to promote
the sale of these securities, and "mel
ons" were cut for the political and
personal friends, of individuals engag
ed in the speculation.
Next came an era of contests for the
control of institutions' so established.
The commissioners appointed under
the safety fund law became alarmed
and remarked that the new incorpora
tion exceeded the limits of reasonable
As early as 1832 the bad effects of
the scheme became felt A large in
crease of currency followed the estab
lishment of the host of safety fund
banks, which encouraged over-trading
and was considered one of the causes
of the financial crisis of 1834-5.
In ,1836 specie payments were sus
pended aad affairs speedily went from
CHOICE South Dakota Farms in the Famous JAMES RIVER VALLEY.
We are offering on the saarket a great many beautiful farms; also several thousand acres of uniaaproved lands
in quarters, half-sections and larger tracts, all of which are located in Spink County, South Dakota. These lands
are all tributary to good towns and produce all kinds of small grains and corn.
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SCENE ON THE FARM OF FRED HOWELL,-5 MILFS SOUTHEAST OF REDFIELD, S. D.
Our Mr. W. J. Else is now in Nebraska and will be pleased to call on you whenever possible and give any infor
mation desired. Should you desire to consult him, write us at once, so that we can ask him to call on you at the
earliest possible moment. Our Redfield office will als O gladly furnish information, lists of lands and free booklet
upon request. Inasmuch as these lands are selling rapidly, and that the best tracts will go first; we urgently request
that you arrange at the very earliest moment to make a trip to Spink County on the next excursion.
EXCURSIONS every first and third Tuesday of each month.
EL&fc LAND CO.. Redfield and Deland. a. D.
bad to worse until 1841, when ten out
of ninety safety fund banks failed and
revealed the fact that the fund accu
mulated was notoriously insufficient to
pay the debts of the suspended banks.
The law was repealed the following
year, and it was not for fifteen years
afterward that the situation was
straightened out Lincoln Star.
STILL FOR FREE SILVER.
Mr. Bryan has "never recanted,
says the New York World. Most
assuredly he has not. He has never
recanted 16 to 1, nor free silver, not
initiative and referendum, nor govern
ment ownership, nor anti-imperialism,
nor extension of the powers of the gen
eral government by "judicial construc
tion," nor populism, nor government
loans to farmers, nor greenback-infla
tion, nor any other of the thousand
and one "remedies" he has "discov
ered." True, he does not noisily ad
vocate all of his well known heresies
just now. But why? Because he has
abandoned them? Not at all. He
has merely placed them in temporary
hiding because their exploitation
might impair his chances of election.
We defy the world or anybody else to
point out a single instance of disavowal
of any one of these precious "princi
ples" by Mr. Bryan.
What, then, would he do in the
quite probable contingency of a deficit
and a decline in the treasury's supply
of gold? Would he maintain the sin
gle standard, asGleveland did? Or
would he direct the payment of inter
est upon the millions of outstanding
"coin" bonds in silver? He would
have the power to do so through his
secretary of the treasury, without let
or hindrance from congress or the
courts. And would he not be justified?
He has "never recanted" the double
standard. It has simply "ceased to be
an issue." But it would become an
issue quickly enough in the event of
such a happening as that to which we
have alluded as possible, if not indeed
probable, during the next four years.
And what could be expected of Mr.
Bryan? Would he give the lie to
every word he has ever uttered and
"never recanted" respecting the true
relations of the two metals? Would he
fly in the face of the millions of free
8ilverites whose apostle he has been,
and who have stood behind him all
these years? Would he have the
moral right to break faith with them?
And who would have a just claim upon
him to do otherwise than put the
country upon a silver basis when, with
full knowledge of the fact that this
has always been the cardinal principle
of his creed, the people had elected
him president of the United States,
and so, according to the new interpre
tations, had "conferred a mandate"
upon him to "carry out the people's
will," without regard to the disposi
tion of other branches of the govern
We should like an answer from some
one preferably the World for, rest
assured, not a word will William J.
Bryan say on this subject Harper's
Chairman Stephens boasts about the
record made by Mr. Latta in the last
legislature. Let us see "how he voted
on reform bills wanted by the com
He voted against the Child Labor
Law, house roll 9.
He voted against the Direct Pri
mary Law, house roll 4(15.
His was the only vote against the
Pure Food Law, senate file 64.
He refused to vote on a bill to pre
vent railroads going into the Federal
courts and enjoining the state from
collecting taxes, senate file 87.
He refused to vote on a bill to pre
vent discrimination, senate file 34.
Mr. Latta was pledged by his party
platform to favor every one of these
needed reforms. If a state senator
violates the pledges of his platform, in
his state legislature, what would that
state soaator do in congress?
Voters are requested to verify this
record by comparing it with the offi
cial report of the secretary of the
senate. Go to your court house, or to
any lawyer, and ask to see the senate
journal of the last session of tbe Ne
braska legislature. Edgar Howard.
THE FATE OF TWO PIONEERS.
The work of building, the Union Pacific
railway, which, with the Southern Paci
fic, formed the first Pacific line, was
largely due to the efforts of Oakes and
and Oliver Ames. In commemoration
of the Ames brothers and their service
to the road, the company in later years
decided to erect a substantial monument
to their memory at Sherman, Wyo.,
where tbe road went over the Medioine
Bow mountains, 9.000 feet above sea
level, and at the time the highest point
on any railroad in the world. The monu
ment was built with a massive pedestal,
as substantial, apparently, as the famed
Egyptain pyramids; it would stand long
as a tribute to those pioneer railroad
builders. From the mere station it was
in tbe beginning, Sherman never grew
very mncb. and tbe monument remained
the chief attraction to travelers that way.
The town grew little, but slowly. But
great as was the building of tbe Union
Pacific, and the men who made it "go,"
the civil engineers employed made a few
mistakes. And even after the road was
in running order, mistakes continued, at
least one of which concerned the Ames
monument. The government, more Ji-
beial then than now, gave the Union
Pacific each alternate section of land for
twenty miles on either side ef a 200-foot
right-of-way. On one of these sections
it was supposed the Ames monument
wss erected, but it is related that an en
terprising local surveyor made the dis
covery that the monument stood on
government land. Immediately follow
ing this discovery, a shopman named
Murphy made entry on the quarter
which held the monument. That was
grasping opportunity, all right, but the
Irishman failed to improve tbe opportun
ity after it was in his grasp. He started
to, but weakened. He wrote immediat
ely after seeing that his papers were re
gularly filed, to the Union Pacific head
quarters at Omaha, telling them to move
their old monument off his property, or
he would use it as a bill board. The
officials were horrified, and immediately
sent an expert civil engineer to tbe scene,
who accomplished nothing but to verify
the findings of the local surveyor. Then
a claim sgent wss sent out with instruc
tions to buy out Murphy's rights to tbe
land, even tf it cost several thousand
dollars. Here was where Murphy per
mitted opportunity to slip away, and go
galloping over the prairie; he allowed
rntUm i11iriv nromiud aMtaAHflt te
Che coastttutloa of the Stats of He
braftka, as hmlaafter sot forth la fall.
Is rabmlttta to the doctors of tho Stata
of SToaxaska, to ho voted uvoa at tin
roaeral election t- "ld Taoaaay,
Srovemht 3x4, A. . lSSai 1
A JOINT RESOLUTION to propose an
the Constitution of the State of Ne-
B it BtsolTca aad Zmactod By tho
Miataro oz ,....
!.. , Kainilant.) Th:it at the
t-cneral election for state and legislative
officers to be held on thp Tuesday -uc-
.ji. v. ttrot fnnilnv !n KflVPrnbiT.
1908. the folIowinK nrovW " p- """T'
and suDmiiiea xo xno eieciur ui
State as an amendment to aa . At..
cle 8 of the constitution of the State of
Nebraska: M M . ,, -.
section . tHMJiv ""!, .--
. ii fimit. holnniriiiir tn tilf state
-j..oinnoi MiriuKM tln interest and
Income whereof only are to be used, shall
be deemed trust iunas neia y i-- mi'-.
and tho state shall supply all losses
thereof that may in any manner accrue.
.t t, .MA Vil1 romnln fnevr
WO lllJtl llic oainc "" .- -- - - - -
Inviolate and undiminished; and snail not
oe invested or ioan-u extLin - "'
States or state securities, or roistered
... ,Am nt this stnti. or registered
school district bonds of tills Jtaj''- -in1
such other secnrnies as me ikuwiu
may from time to time direct. And such
fund with the Interest and Income there
of are hereby solemnly pledsed for th
purposes for which they are granted and
set apart, and shall not he transferred to
any other fund for other usy
Section 2. (Ballots: Adoption.) That
at said election in the year 1K on the
ballot of each elector voting thereat thre
hall be printed or written the words:
"For proposed amendment to the Cons.i-i -
tloa wun reierence iu n
the permanent school fund and "against
said proposed amendmenf to the constitu
tion with reference to the investment of
the permanent school fund." And if a
majority of all voters at said election
shall be for such amendment, the same
shall be deemed to be adopted.
I Geo. C. Junkin. Secretarv of State.
of the State of Nebraska, do herebr cer
tify that the foresrolnsr proposed amend
ment to the Constitution of the State of
Nebraska Is a true and correct copy of
the original enrolled and engrossed bill.
as passed by the Thirtieth session of th
fcjrislature of the State of Nebraska, as
appears from said orijrinal hill on file In
this office, and that said proposed
amendment Is submitted to the qualified
voters of the Stat of Nebraska for their
adoption or relectlon at the general elec
tion to be held on Tuesday, the Sd day
Of November. A. T. 1W.
Tn testimony whereof. I have hereunto
set mv hand and affixed the Great Seal
of the State of Nebraska. Done at Lin
coln, this 15th day of July. In the vear
of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hun
dred and Eight, and of the Independence
Of the United States the One Hundred
and Thirty-third, and of this State the
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himself to be talked out of his claim,
which might have netted a small fortune
for two paltry town lots. It was another
case of Agent; the claim agent was paid
for being a good talker, and convinced
Murphy his good fortune was a lemon.
But later years proved other mistakes of
the early engineers. It was found that
mistake had been made in building over
the Medicine Bow range via Sherman.
Twelve miles of new track would shorten
tbe distance, and lessen the grades. A
tunnel was necessary to the change, and
some other difficult railway construction
but all this was accomplished in time,
and now the trains run over the new
route, past a new Sherman. Not a living
creature is left at old Sherman, nor bar
ely a sign of life, except the Ames monu
ment, aud the graves of lesser folks, who
died there in an effort to make a town
out of a mountain siding. Travelers
may now catch fleeting glimpses of the
Ames monument, several miles away
from where the road now passes, but no
longer will it receive the attention that
was its during the twenty-minute stops
at the old Sherman. Kailroad men will
remember .the Ames brothers, and their
work until airship supplant tbe locomo
tive, something we are uever likely to
see, but the rest of the world will forget,
as it forgets the many pioneers who
made tbe great Went possible. And their
monument has become what most other
monuments become in time; a something
left to solitude and dead things, of which
the active life of the busy world takes
-mall notice, important and well beloved
us were once tbe men for whom it stands.
The followiat proposed asssataeat to
the coaatitatloa of tho State of Be
ratka, as hereinafter set forth la fall,
U aaeaalttoa to the electors of the Stats
of Betoaaka, to fee vottd apoa at tha
feaeral electloa to he held Taesiay, Bo-.
veathex 3rd, A. . 1908:
A JOINT RESOLUTION to amend Sec
tions two (2). four (4). five (5). six (i)
and thirteen (13) of Article six (ti) of
the Constitution of the State of Ne
braska, relating to Judicial Powers.
Be it Besolved by tho Xrtglmlatare of tha
State of Behramka:
Section 1. Ameadaieat propose. That
Section two (2) of Article six (6) of tha
Constitution of the State of Nebraska
be amended to read as follow:
Section 2. (Supreme court; Jadfes;
jurisdlctlOB.) The Supreme Court snail
consist of seven (7) judges; and a ma
jority of all elected and u.uallfiel judges
shall be necessary to constitute a
quorum or pronounce a decision. Th
Supreme Court .shall have jurisdiction In
all cases relating to the revenue, civil
cases in which the state Is it party,
mandamus, quo warranto, habeas corpus,
and such appellate jurisdiction as may
be provided by law.
Section 2. (Amendment proposed.) That
Section four (4) of Article six ' of the
Constitution of the State of Nebraska be
amended to read as follows:
Section 4. (Supremo court, images,
electloa, tens, residence.) The judges of
the Supreme Court shall be elected by
the electors of the state at large; and
their terms of office, except as hereinafter
provided, shall be six years. And said
Supreme Court judges shall during their
term of office reside at the place where
the court Is holden.
Section 3. (Amendment proposed.) That
Section five (5) of Article six (6)- of the
Constitution of the State of Nebraska be
amended to read as follows:
Section 5. (Supreme court, judges,
electloa, term; chief Justice.) That at
the areneral election to be held In the
state of Nebraska in the year 1909. a
each six years thereafter, there shall be
elected three (3) judges of the Supreme
Court, who shall hold their office for the
period of six years; that at the general
election to be held In the state of Ne
braska In the year 1911. and each six
years thereafter, there shall be elected
three (3) judges of the Supreme Court,
who shall hold their office for the period
of six years: and at the general election
to be held la the state of Nebraska la
the year 1913. and each .six years ilitn
after. there shall be elected a Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court, who shallx
hold his office for the period of six
years. Provided that the member of tho
Supreme Court whose term of office ex
pires in January. 1914. shall be Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court during that
time until the expiration of his term of
office. And, provided further, that upon
the adoption of these amendment h'- ":
electors of the State, the Governor shall.
Immediately upon Issuing his proclama
tion declaring said amendments adopted,
appoint four (4) judges of the Supreme
Court, two (2) of whom shall be ap
pointed to hold said office until their
successors shall be elected at the general
election In 1909. and have qualified; and
the other two (2) shall hold their office
until their successors shall be elected at
the general electloa held la 1911, and
Section 4. (Amendmeat proposed.) That
Section six. (6) of Article six fR) of the
Constitution of tha State of Nebraska, ho
amended to read a follows:
Section 6. (Chief justice.) The Chief
Justice shall serve as such ourlac all the
term for which he was elected. He shall
preside at all terms of. the Supreme
Court, and In his absence the judges
present shall select one of their aumber
to preside temporarily.
Section 5. (Amendmeat proposed.) That
Section thirteen (13) of Article six (6) of
the Constitution of Nebraska be amended
to read as follows:
Section 13. (Judges, salaries.) That
Judges of the Supreme Court shall each
receive a salary of $4,500. and the Judges
of the District Court shall each receive
a salary of $3,000 per annum. paable
Approved April 8. 190T.
I, Geo. C Junkin. Secretary of State,
of the State of Nebraska, do hereby
certify that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Nebraska Is a true and correct
copy of the original enrolled and en
grossed bill, as passed by the Thirtieth
session of the legislature of the State of
Nebraska, as appears from said original
bill on file In this office, and that said
proposed amendment is submitted to the
qualified voters of the state of Nebraska
for their adoption or rejection at the
general election to be held on Tuesday,
lie 3d day of November, A. D. 1908.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the Great Seal
ef tbe State of Nebraska. Done at Un
coil, this 15th day of July, la the vear
sf oar Lord One Thousand Nlae Hundred
and Eight, and of the Independence of
the United States the One Hundred and
Thlrty-thlri. aad of this State the Forty
second. GEO. C. JUNKIN.
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