The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 30, 1908, Image 4

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We an offerina; on the aaarket a great aaaay .beautiful ferns; also several thousand acres of uaksaroved lands
in quarters, hatf-aectiona and larger tracts, all of which arelocated i' Sptak County South Dakota. These lands
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And now who represents "Preda
tory Wealth?"
Phew! Hold your nose! Governor
Haskell of Oklahoma is passing by.
Is it true that the local Bryan club
defeated a resolution indorsing the
candidacy of Jim Latta?
And now, will Mr. Bryan, if elect
ed, appoint Standard Oil Haskell
Secretary of the Treasury?
Mr. Bryan says there are too many
office holders. Nothing is said, how
ever, about the office seekers.
Worse and worse! Haskell was
also one of the originators, promoters
and organizers of the Steel Trust
When Bryan smiles the wrinkles in
his face are not quite so prominent
since Hearst unmasked the incubus
Democratic torch light processions
will come cheap this year. Haskell
will furnish the oil and Latta "tin" for
the torches.
Senator Foraker has recovered
sufficiently to join Bryan and Haskell
in a personal attack on President
Roosevelt and Candidate Taft.
Although Colonel Bryan has never
been directly connected with Standard
Oil, he appears to have no objection
to Rockefeller money flowing into his
campaign fund.
The "Peerless Bryan' "The Inde
pendent Bryan," "The Honest Bryan"
has passed away, and the Bryan that
crawls on his stomach to the feet of
David B. Hill and licks his hand and
begs for his rapport, has made his
Some of the Bryan Clubs through
out the country have passed resolu
tions demanding that Governor Has
kell be displaced as Treasurer of the
Democratic National Committee. If
the Columbus Bryan Club is one of
the number, its action has not been
given due publicity.
Haskell, Jim Dahlman, Tom Allen,
Tom Taggart, Baily, Boss Murphy,
Soger Sullivan, Fingie Conners and
Nigger Mike are numbered among the
leading Democrats of the nation who
are taking an active part in promoting
the cause of Mr. Bryan. A man is
judged, to some extent, by the com
pany he keeps.
If the election of Bryan is sure to
increase the price of corn, wheat and
other farm products, as claimed by the
local Democratic paper, wouldn't it be
a good investment for some of the
members of the Columbus Bryan Club
to invest a little of the money they
have made during the past ten years
of Republican prosperity in wheat and
corn at present prices?
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A ormer remarked to us yesterday
afternoon that he shipped a carload of
hogs to Omaha the other day and the
lead brought him over $1100, and
these hogs were fatted on'aUalfa. Yet
a .populist agitator was here Tuesday
night telling about the awful condition
of aflairs because of the republicans.
It is pretty hard for a farmer to
enthuse over democratic vagaries when
they can sell alfalfa hogs for $20
each. Ord Quiz.
Even before the Hearst exposure of
Governor Haskell's connection with
the Standard Oil Company, Mr. Bryan
had been nude aware of his platform
'caMirman's dose relations with the
Rockefeller interesta. In an ooen
letter to Mr. Bryaaf L. T. Russell,
editor of the Ardmore, Oklahoma,
Morning Democrat, states that several
weeks, ago he informed the Peerless
Leader that Haskell was one of the
political representatives of Standard
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dajte repudiated the proof furnished aa
to Haskell's criminal conduct.
The exposure by William Randolph
Hearst of Senator Foraker's and Gov
ernor Haskell's connection with the
Standard Oil Company, adds two more
men to the Baily list of discredited
public servants.
Previous to the incriminating letters
read by Mr. Hearst in his speech at
Columbus, Ohio, Senator Foraker had
already been practically repudiated
by the Republicans of his state on
account of his hostility toward Can
didate Taft and President Roosevelt,
and the exposure, coming at the time
that itdid,ha8 not injured Mr. Taft,
but, on the contrary, has strength
ened his cause.
Now, what is Mr. Bryan going to
do with Governor Haskell, his plat
form champion at Denver and his cus
todian of that $300,000. so mysteri
ously donated, and the $76.75 raised
among the faithful in Platte county?
The exposure made by Hearst hits
Haskell with the same force it struck
the Fire Alarm Senator from Ohio.
Foraker has already been repudiated
and has had the good sense to crawl
into political obscurity after making
an explanation which does not explain.
But Haskell has the nerve of Senator
Baily, and from the cactus beds and
dog towns of Oklahoma there floats
the sound of a piping voice branding
Hearst as a liar. The proof, however,
was conclusive, and telegrams and
letters are pouring in upon Mr. Bryan
to denounce and repudiate the Okla
homa tool of the Standard Oil Com
pany, but to all these appeals the
Democratic candidate turns a deaf ear
and defends the custodian of his plat
form and campaign fund and brands
the Hearst exposure as a lie.
Baily, whose connection with Stand
ard Oil was proven by the courts of
Texas nearly two years ago, was re
elected to the Senate by the Demo
crats of his state, and Haskell, relying
upon the friendship of Bryan and the
precedent established in Baily's case,
evidently believes that his party will
stand for any kind of an exposure in
exchange for the coin Standard Oil
pours into the Democratic campaign
fund to assist in the election of Bryan.
Haskell knows that Bryan dare not
ask him to resign as treasurer of the
(Democratic Campaign Committee.
From now on until the close of the
campaign the Democratic mule will
have an additional heavy burden to
pall with Standard Oil Haskell aboard.
Since the above was placed in type,
Haskell has resigned on demand of
the National Democratic committee.
Murphy its record has been one of
plunder and robbery. It has stolen
millions from the tax-payers, stuffed
ballot boxes and defied, at times, the
state government and national author
ity. Mr. Hearst, in his recent attack
on the organization casts the light of
publicity on this band of looters.
"When Tammany Hall goes out to
make a conquest of the city of New
York," he says, "it contemplates casting-no
fewer than sixty thousand
fraudulent votes. There "are Tam
many tools in Sing Sing who have
confessed to putting in from fifteen to
one hundred fraudulent votes each in
a single city election. In an election
the Tammany campaign fund is never
under a scoundrel million of dollars.
Nine-tenths of this is intended for
corruption and devoted to corruption.
Everybody knows this; nobody denies
it New York City hasn't had an
honestly-elected administration since
the memory of man runneth not to the
contrary. In a single campaign the
corruption fund has reached above
$9,000,000. And every dollar of those
millions was as .a drop of poison in the
public blood. When such are the
ballot conditions, one wonders if Bun
ker Hill were not a failure and York
town a mistake."
What has happened in New York
City in past elections will occur again
this year. Tammany demands a big
campaign fund, and Haskell will see
that Boss Murphy gets it Crocker,
the ex-boss of Tammany, made his
millions and retired. From an iron
moulder earning four dollars a day he
worked his way to the head of Tam
many and became its chief. It was
Bryan who said in 1900 that "Great
is Tammany and Crocker is its
Prophet!" With ten millions of dol
lars Bryan's friend Crocker is now
living in luxury in England. When
Murphy's loot is large enough he, too,
will retire. It is for men of the Mur
phy ilk that the hat is being passed
around for in Nebraska among' the
Bryanites. The Tammany tiger is
hungry always hungry and must
be fed in order to insure the usual
majority for the Democratic ticket in
New York City. Will the farmers
and workingmen of Nebraska help
furnish "fodder" for the tiger?
In attempting to reply to Mr. Taft
on government ownership of railways,
Mr. Bryan said:
I do not desire government ownership.
I hope that the railroads will permit re
gulation. Oar position only differs in
that he has more faith than I have in the
willingness of the railroads to be regula
This indicates that Mr. Bryan is
quite handy as a lightning change
artist In his speech at Madison
Square Garden, on August 30, 1896,
the Great Masticator of His Own
Words said:
I have reached the conclusion that
there will be no permanent relief on the
railroad question, from discrimination
between individuals and between places,
and from extrortionate rates, until the
railroads are the property of the govern
ment and operated by the government
in the interesta of the people.
Now that Mr. Bryan has reversed
himself on this question, it is in order
for the Nebraska Government Owner
ship Club to meet and pass a resolu
tion of censure against itself and get
in line with The Peerless. There
must be harmony in the ranks of the
Standard Oilites if they hope to make
a good showing in November.
Our Mr. W. J. Eke is now in Nebraska and will be pleased to call oa you whenever possible and give any infor
mation desired. Should you desire to consult him, write us at once, so that we can ask hiaa to call oa you at the
earliest possible moment. Our Redfield office will als o gladly furnish information, lists of lands and free booklet
upon request. Inasmuch aa these lands are selling rapidly, and that the best tracts will go first, we urgently request
that you arrange at the very earnest moment to make a trip to Spink County on the next excursion.
EXCURSIONS every first and third Tuesday of each month.
ELSaV LilND CO.. RMfltM and DwIanfJ. S. D.
Since Aaron Burr organised Tam
many Hall more than a' hundred years
ago, to fight Alexander Hamilton, the
Xivingstones and Clintons, that organ
ization has been the moat corrupt
body of political highwaymen in the
history of the world. From Burr to
"Shall the people rule?" This is
Mr. Bryan's "paramount issue" in this
his third unsuccessful campaign for
the presidency. Shall the people rule?
If Mr. Bryan is the people, no! If i
the democratic party is the people, no!
If the night riders, the barnburners
and negro burners of the south are the
people, no! If the honest and intelli
gent voters of the whole country, who
four years ago gave, Theodore Roose
velt more than two and a half million
majority over Mr. Bryan are the peo
ple, ves! They shall rule, they do rule
in the persons of their chosen repre
sentatives, and thev will rule, aud
there is no power on earth to aton
them, York Times.
"If it would win me every vote in
the United States, I cannot hit a man
when he is down."
'In these three lines we have a dem
onstration of the breadth and the qual
ity of William Howard Taft that
ought to make everybody in the coun
try proud of him.
It is splendid to see that sort of
magnanimity asserting itself in oppo
sition to the small, mean doctrine that
everything is fair in politics; and it is
doubly.fine and admirable as coming
from a man who has displayed not a
hint of toleration for or sympathy
with the tendencies in Senator Fora
ker that have wrought his undoing.
Mr. Taft, wholly on the ground of
principle and public policy, has made
a fair, open fight on Foraker. He
came out victor in a battle that in
volved not a single ingredient of per
sonal opposition on his side. It was
known quite as certainly when Hearst
disclosed the correspondence between
Senator Foraker and Mr. Archbold of
the Standard Oil company, as it is
known now, that the humiliation of
the Ohio senator would cause no grat
ification to Mr. Taft. It is not in him
to feel any satisfaction over the dis
grace of an adversary. He is not cast
W. J. Bryan's "paramount issue" in
the presidential campaign is a bank
guaranty deposit law. Both the Re
publican and Democratic state plat
forms contain .such a-plank, and the
most of the papers and politicians
over the state favor it. Still, like all
other "paramount issues," there are
two sides to it, and the defects in the
.Oklahoma1 law, and any such law,
have been pointed out by Thomas P.
Kane, deputy comptroller of the cur
rency. Mr. Kane says the idea did
not originate with the depositors, nor
with the conservative, conscientious
and reliable bankers, but with those
bankers who are too keen for business.
He draws attention to the fact that the
first guarantee deposit law originated
in a new state where a high rate of
interest is 'collected on loans, and
where a high rate of iriterest is paid on
deposits. Here is his statement of
Oklahoma banking conditions:
"The legal rate of interest in the
state of Oklahoma is 7 per cent The
contract rate is 12 per cent. Next to
Texas, Oklahoma leads the states of
the Union in the number of national
banks of the small capital class that
have been chartered since the passage
of the act of congress of March 14,
1900, providing for banks with a
minimum capital of $25,000. There
are in Oklahoma at this writing 307
national banks, 217 of which have a
capital each of less than $50,000.
Competition among this class of banks
is keen. A rare number of these
banks pay 6 per cent on deposit, and
receive 12 per cent per annum on some
loans, and from 2 to 5 per cent per
month on others."
With the other banks of the state
responsible for his deposits the inju
dicious banker can offer a high rate
of interest to depositors, and will then
have tortake doubtful loans to get his
money out. If he fails, the reliable
banks will foot his bills. "The logical
effect of such a system as the Okla
homa guaranty law," says Mr. Kane,
"is to require the strong bank to stand
sponsor for the weak; the conservative
ly managed for the speculative insti
tution. Personal equation, an import
ant factor to be considered in the
banking business, is eliminated entire
ly, and so far as the depositor is con
cerned, inexperience, incompetency
and recklessness count for as much as
conservatism and reputation. The
relative strength and stability of a
bank would not concern the average
depositor. He would regard his funds
as safe in the wildcat bank as in the
sound and sanely managed institution,
because banks of the latter class under
a compulsory guaranty law would be
responsible to the extent of their un
known liability for any deficiency in
assets in excess of the deposit liabili
ties of the former concern. In addi
tion thereto, the self-reliant banks
would suffer the loss of business di
verted to the speculative or incom
petently managed institution, which it
would not have obtained but for the
confidence inspired by the security of
the guaranty.
"It is not the function of the gov
ernment, state or national, to guaran
ty deposits in the banks any more
than it is to insure the business ven
tures of the individual, company or
corporation in any other investment
or risk. Neither is it the legitimate
function of banks to insure or guaran
ty the deposits of each other.
"It is claimed by some of the advo
cates of this policy that because the
state and national government exact
of banks security for public funds,
that the depositor should be likewise
secured. An individual has the same
right as the government to require
security, for his deposit, but neither the
a false promise, must eventually fall
because of its inherent weakness.
Atchison Globe.
In his address opening the national
campaign in Ohio, Governor Hughes
delivered some telling blows at the
claims of Mr. Bryan and congratulat
ed the country anew upon its escape
from Bryanism in 1896 and 1900.
Governor Hughes said:
If all that Mr. Bryan baa favored dur
ing the last twelve yearn had been enact
ed into law, we should have been over
whelmed with disasterand would regard
it as our chief business in the future to
find a way of escape from the meshes of
ill-considered legislation in which we
would have been entangled.
While Mr. Bryan professes to be
the only genuine disciple of Jefferson
and his principles, Governor Hughes
reminds the country that Jefferson's
contention that that country is best
governed which is least governed has
been entirely overlooked by Mr. Bry
an who has been persistently active in
recommending new legislative remedies
for all existing and prospective ills.
Governor Hughes' criticism con
cerns in particular two governmental
policies which Mr. Bryan has at differ
ent times advocated. In 1896 and
in ivw, jur. isryan contended in
nearly every public speech he made
that the government should coin all
the silver bullion that might be sent to
the mints by any person or from any
source into legal tender silver money
at the ratio of 16 to 1. It requires no
argument now to convince any person
that the industries of the nation would
have been paralyzed if Mr. Bryan's
monetary scheme had been adopted in
either of his former campaigns for the
Two years ago and again about a
yearago Mr.Bryan declared his convic
tion that railroad regulation could not
succeed and that the only remedy for
railroad abuses is to be found in gov
ernment ownership of railroads. In
face of almost universal protest from
his own party, Mr. Bryan sidetracked
that issue for the time being, convinc
ed of the revolutionary and chaotic
consequences of any attempt to put
such a scheme to realization. He has
been equally as far from the true
American policy in the advocacy of
the disposition of the Philippines, his
plan for the adoption of free trade
and on practically every issue he has
urged upon the attention of the Ameri
can voters. Omaha Bee.
Senator Foraker now is going
through the bitter experience which
nearly killed Senator Depcw three
years or more ago, following the insur
ance revelations brought out by Chas.
. Hughes. He is an utterly discred
ited .man, the evident tool of private
interests in politics which he served in
preference to the public who elected
him and supposed him to be their
public servant. He u in a worse
position than Senator Baily of Texas,
for Ohio will never return Fu raker to
the senate as Texas returned Baily,
and Foraker is an old man, while
Baily may yet retrieve himself. The
exposure of Senator Foraker makes
him a pitiful figure. He is a man of
the very first order of ability in the
senate, and not to be compared with
the Ankenvs and Fultons and Mitch
ells and Hopkinses, mere followers
where he was a leader. Tbpeka
The Democratic press has not men
tioned "tainted mouey" since Bryan
boarded the Standard Oil Tank Line.
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tba coaatltatlom of tko DUta of Vc
fcraaka, aa haralaafter act forth la fall,
la aaMBlttod to tko oloetora of tko ntato
of Wateaaka, to bo TOtoa apoa at tin
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in that mold. He k too big and fine government nor the depositor has anv
to harbor such a petty sentiment.
Let us, aa Americans all be thankful
for the sort of an acquaintance with a
man who cannot he mean and little, as
the candidacy of William Howard
Taft for president has given us an
opportunity to nuke. Kansas City
right to require one bank to-guarantee
a deposit in other banks. A bank
may lawfully and legitimately guar
anty its own obligations, but it has no
moral right from an economic point of
view to guarantee the obligations of
another party, bank or individual.
Such a policy baaed, it would be, upon
A JOINT RESOLUTION to propose an
Amendment to Section 9. Article 3 of
the Constitution of the State of Ne
braska: .
Bo It Boaolvoa-aaA ZaactoA By tho Xc
lalataro of tko ntato of Voazasks:
Section 1. tAatoaamoat.) That at the
aeneral election for state and legislative
officers to be held on the Tuc..l:iy -tic-ceedins
the first Morday In November.
1908. the following provi.'"" " p- -o-"-l
and submitted to tho electors of to
atate as an amendment to a.c.:i . - -cle
8 of the constitution of the State or
Section 9. fSaacatloaal raaas, Zavost.
Btoat.) All funds belonging to the state
for educational purposes, the interest and
Income whereor oniy are io oe u-u. n.n.
be deemed trust funds held by the state.
and tho state shall supply all los.-es
thereof that mav In any manner accrue,
so that the same shall remain forever
Inviolate and undiminished; and shall not
Be Invested or loaned except on t'niti-d
States or state securities, or reentered
county bonds of this state, or registered
oiMwtt district bonds of this stat". an!
ouch other securities as the legislature
nay from time to time direct. And such
Mnds with tbo Interest and Income there
of are hereby solemnly pledged for the
purposes for which they are granted and
set apart, and shall not be transferred to
any other fund for other hps.
section 2. (BaUota; Adoptloa.) That
at said election in the year 1WH. on the
ballot of each elector voting thereat th"re
shall be printed or written the words:
"For proposed amendment to the Con.mitu-
tloa with reference to the mrp""-- '
the permanent school fund " and "against
said proposed amendment 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.
Approved April 5. 19OT.
T Geo. C. Junkln. Secretary of State.
of the State of Nebraska, do hereby eer
ifw that th forecoinsr proposed amend
ment to the Constitution of the State of
Nebraska Is a true and correct cony of
the original enrolled and engrossed bill,
as passed by the Thirtieth pension of the
legislature of the State of Nebraska, as
appears from said original bill on file in
this office, and that said pronoj-jed
amendment Is submitted to the qualified
voters of the State of Nebraska for their
adoption or rejection at. me general elec
tion to be held on Tuesday, tbe 3d day
of November. A. T. 1S.
Tn testimony whereof. I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the Great Seal
of the State of Nebraska. Done at Lin
coln, this 15th day of July. In the vear
of oar Lord One Thousand Nine Hun
dred and Eight and of the Independence
of the United States the One Hundred
and Thirty-third, aad of this State tbo
Vorty-secoaAi ,.
UEKJ- j. junnin.
aarataxy of
tions two (2). four (4). five (5). six iti)
and thirteen (13) of Article six iU of
the Constitution of the State of Ne
braska, relating to Judicial Powers.
Bo it BesolTod by tbo Xrtglalatar of tke
atate of Wssraska:
Section 1. AmsadsMat proposed. That
Section two (2) of Article six (6) of thd
Constitution of the State of Nebraska
be amended to read as follows:
Section 2. (Buproato court; jad-res;
jaxlsdlctloa.) The Supreme Court sTiall
consist of seven (7) judges; and a ma
jority of all elected and qualified judges
8hall be necessary to constitute a
quorum or pronounce a decision. Thtt
Supreme Court -shall have jurisdiction In
all cases relating to the revenue, civil
cases In which the state is a party,
mandamus, quo warranto, habeas corpus,
and such appellate jurisdiction as may
be provided by law.
Section 2. (Asaaadaiaat proposed.) That
Section four (4) of Article six 'O of Urn
Constitution of the State of Nebraska ba
amended to read as follows:
Section 4. espresso court, Jadfos,
election, tana, rsaldeaco.1 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. (aoadaiat proposed.) That
Section five (5) of Article six (6) of the
Constitution of the State of Nebraska bo
amended to read as follows:
Section 5. (Bapreste coart; jaAgas,
election, term; chief Justice.) That at
the general election to be held In tho
state of Nebraska in the year 19C9. a-
each six years thereafter, there shall bo
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 generii fiectiftn
to be held la the state of Nebraska tat
the year 1913. and each six year there
after, there shall be elected a Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court, who shall
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 or his term or
office. And. provided further, that upon
the adoption of these amendment hv
.electors of the State, tbe Governor abalL
Immediately upon lsuing his proclama
tion declaring said amendments adopted,
appoint four (4) judges of the Supremo
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 election held la 1911. and
nave qualified.
Section 4. (Amendment proposed.) That
Section six (6) of Article r Ri nf th
Constitution of tho State of Nebraska, bo
amended to read as follows:
Section 8. (Caief justice.) The Chief
Justice shall serve as such during all tho
term for which he was elected. He shall
preside at all terms of tho Supremo
Court, and In his absence tho Judges
present shall select one of their number
to preside temporarily.
Section 5. (Ameadmeat proposed.) That
Section thirteen (13) of Article six (8) of
the Constitution of Nebraska be amended
to read aa follows:
Section 13. (Judyes, salaries,) That
fudges of the Supreme Court 3hall each
receive a salary of $4,500. and the Judges
of the District Court shall each receive
a salary or ss.uuu per annum, payable
Approved April 8, 1907.
I. Geo. C. Junkln. Secretary of State,
of the State of Nebraska, do hereby
certify that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution of tho
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 reiectlon at the "
general election to bo held oa Tuesday,
the 3d day of November. A. D. 1908.
In testimony whereof, t have hereunto
set my hand and affixed tbe Great Seal
of the State of Nebraska. Doae at Lin-
cote, this 16th day of July, hi tho year
af our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred '
and Eight, and of the Independence of
the United States the One Hundred aad
Thirty-third, aad of thla State the Forty
second. GEO. C JUNKIN. '
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