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Columbus Tribune -Journal
The Tribune Printing Company
Admitted at the Postofllce at Columbus, Xefor., as second clas matter
ALBERT J. MASON. Editor.
MILLARD S. BINNEY, Business Manager.
CHESTER J. MASON. Circulation Manager.
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Oiiancikin Auukeks When orderimr chantre in address be sure
to f?ive the old avell as the new aildress.
Mr. McEIfresh Explains New Law.
County Attorney McEIfresh has received a number
of inquires concerning the recent act of the legislature
relating the conveyance of voters to the polls, and in or
der that there may be no misunderstadingas to its scope,
effect and meaning, has construed the same as follows:
"Our legislature at its last session passed the fol
"It shall be unlawful for any candidate or
committee to run or cause to be run any con
veyance for the purpose of conveying voters
to the polls. Provided that nothing in this sec
tion shall be construed to interfere with con
veying sick or disabled persons who are not
able withiout assistance to attend the election.
Any violation of this act shall be deemed a
misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be puni
shed by fine in the sum of $50.00 or imprison
ment in. the county jail not less than 30 days."
The purpose of this act is to prohibiat any party
candidate or party committee from running or causing to
be run either directly or indirectly, conveyances of any
kind for conveying voters to the polls, except as to sick
or disabled persons who can not get to the polls without
This act does not prohibit any arrangement between
the voters themselves for their conveyance to the polls,
nor neighbors, friends, acquaintances or strangers from
riding to the jolls together, nor does it prohibit any such
person or persons from conveying others to the jwlls, so
long as such conveyances are not run or caused to be
run, directly or indirectly, by a party candidate or ,'arty
committee. ' '
MS ,, mamm
notwithstanding the fact that the presidential candidate
was a Nebraska man, and was credited with having'car
ried the state on his personal popularity.
Btlt there is more than that to it. As. the Omaha
Bee tersely says, "Every shot Mike Harrington aims at
Harman hits Shallenberger. " It is a matter of record
that Shallenberger was elected by a larger majority 'than
Mr. Bryan received in the state, and that in the same
railroad towns and wards where Cowgill led Bryan,
Shallenberger also led.
On the night before election in 1908, it was report
ed that word had been sent to the railroad employes to
vote for Shallenberger and Cowgill. The operator in a
certain little town was a republican and had spent all
fall telling the good points of the republican candidates.
Yet when he was asked concerning this message, his ans
wer Was characteristic of the subservience shown by so
many employes "Well you know what is good for the
company is good for the men."
Mr. Cowgill died in office, and the present cam
paign is to fill his unexpired term. Mr. Harman of the
same city, and his personl manager then is now the
candidate. Mr. Shallenberger is a candidate for the
United States senate.
Harrington Writes a Letter.
There is a man. named Harman, living in Holdrege,
Nebraska. No, not the Ohio, Harmon, and as far as we
know, no relation. Indeed, the name areselled slightly
Mr. Harman of Holdrege, recently received a very
interesting letter from the pen of M. F. Harrington,
erst-while chairman of the harmony convention at Fre
mont, and by virtue of, such chairmanship, author and
deliverer of the speech which is to the be taken as the
key-note of the democratic campaign in Nebraska this
In that key-note speech, Mr. Harrington stated that
he had in mind a democratic candidate for railway com
missioner who was backed by the railroads, and accord
ing to his story the candidate meant was Mr. Harman.
In the letter, Mr. Harrington explains some very inter
eting political history from the campaign of three years
ago, when W. H. Cowgill, also of Holdrege, was elected
to this position on the democratic ticket. He explains
that Mr. Harman was the personal manager of the Cow
gill campaign; that he is a cousin of Edson Rich, one of
the leading attorneys of the Union Pacific railroad com
nnay; and that in the leading railroad towns Mr. Cow-
Let Us Wake Up.
The year of 1911, . has been a peculiar year in, the
history of Columbus. We have had none of the popular
celebrations or outing that we usually had in the past, or 1
that other cities all about us are holding this year.
It has been suggested that before the close of the
fall season we have a celebration known as "home com
ing week, " at which time the former residents of the
city shall be invited to return as honor guests of the city
for the week. It has also been suggested that we plan
to hold a great fall or harvest festival. Indeed, despite
the direful outlook, there has been a fair crop of small
grain realized, and the corn crop is far from being a
failure. Would it not be appropriate to gei together and
have a festival of some kind lasting several days or a
week, while at the same time entertaining our friends
of bygone days?
It is now to late, of course to think about a county
fair. But it is not to late to make a showing of the
various industries of the city and call our neighbors in
to help us celebrate. Many Columbus people went to
Schuyler last week to help them celebrate. Shall we be
less hospitable than our neighbors? Will not the com
mercial club, or some of the leading citizens take the
lead and start some kind of a gala occasion on foot for
Columbus this fall?
State Superintendent J. W. Crabtree has been offer
ed the position of president of th? state normal at River
Falls, Wisconsin. Mr. Crabtree has given this strte
years of valuable service In a similar capacity, and when
he was dismissed by the normal board last year he aj
pealed his case to tin.- fieople of the state? with the result
that he was elected state superintendent by a large
majority. The new osition carries with it a salary of
$3,500 us compared with $2,000 in his present position.
It is said that he has his resignation ready to hand
the governor, who will appoint a superintendent tem
porarily to fill the vacancy. It is now too late to get
on the primary ballot, but it is likely that petitions wil
be circulated for some one or more candidates to ge-j on
the ballots in the November election.
It is inded gratifying, even if somewhat inconveni
ent to see great states making their drafts ou, Nebraska
when they want men capable of filling biiir places. A
few years ago, Milwaukee called for Carroll G. Pearse,
of Omaha, and only a year ago State Superintendant
Bishop was drafted by the Iowa Agricultural college at
Ames. Nebraska's reputation fic good schools and big
gill received more votes than the presidential candidate, J school men is bearing fruit.
v S ' S ' III
The Closed Primary:
Under the new primary law, it is necessary tor the
voter to state to the judges of election the name of the
political party with which he affiliates, and upon this in
formation he is given the ballot of his party to vote up
on the candidates for the various offices on that ticket.
In case the election judges are not satisfied that he
really affiliates with the party he claims, it becomes
their duty, under the lav to ask the following questions,
which the voter must answer: "What political party do
you affiliate with?.'" "Do you intend to support the
candidates of said plttical party, or a majority of them,
at the next -election.?' If, after, these questions have
been answered, the challenge is not determined in favor
of the person seeking to vote, and be not withdrawn, he
shall not be allowed to vote until he has answered the
above questions, among others, under oath.
A most hellish 'case of fiendish brutality was wit
nessed just north of the city last Monday afternoon,,
when a man, .or rather what was intended for a man, was
seen to beat a a frightened horse unmercifully because
the poor animal had become frightened at an infuriated
bull. There was some excuse for the horse to act the
way he did, perhaps even the bull might be excused, but
the human (?) creature, none whatever. We hope that
seme one who knows who he is will have manhood
rnough to see that he gets what he deserves, or as nearly
so as iiossible, for indeed the statutes are far too lenient
in such cases, even when prosecuted to the extreme
The Tribune Printing Company
TT.v open primary permitted the members of oia?
political party too participate in the selection of the
candidates of another party, and it was evidently the pur
pose of the legislature to abolish this evil. Under the
closed pirmary the members of a political party are con
fined to their own party, and it becomes practically im
possible for the members of. one party to dictate the
policies of the opposite party.
ji We would caution all republicans to bear these fact
j in mind when voting the primary ticket, and trust that
J no republican will be a party to a false statement m or-
Er der to assist any candidate on t opposite ticket.
-Carries in Stock a Complete Line of-
City Leases, Farm Leases, Subpoe
nas, Articles of Agreement, Chattel
Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Warranty
Deeds, Real Estate Mortgages. Ap
plications for Loans, and in fact
Professor Harrington, as an instructor in letter
writing is getting lots of free advertising. What next?
Apportionment And Electoral Vote.
By the time the new congressional apportionment
goes into effect, March 4, 1913, New Mexico and Ariz
ona it mnv be assumed, will have become states. There-
fore the total membership of the house will be 435, as
each of these new states must have one representative.
The- bill as it goes to the president calls for 433 house
members, instead of 391, as at present. Had the old
ratio been retained of the late census some states would
have sustained losses of members, while others, as is the
case under the new provision, would remain in statu quo.
As it is., no state suffers a decline, but twenty-five make
The charges are more significantly reflected in the
electoral vote, whose total, when Arizona and New
Mexico are admitted, will run from 483, as at present
to 531. The gains among the states are rather well dis
tributed so far as sections go. They run from Massa
chusetts on the east to California, Oregon and Washing
ton on the west and from Minnesota and Michigan on the
north to Louisiana, Florida and Texas on the south.
New York lqads in votes gained, with six, and Pennsyl
vania comes second, with four; California and Oklahoma
each gains three, Massachuetts, Illinois, Washington,
Texas and New Jersey each two, while these states gain
one each: Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Mon
tana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,! Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida,
Georgia and Louisiana.
The south, counting West Virginia as a southern state,
makes a gain of ten votes in the electorial college, and
on joint ballot in congress. Those states in the list
that went for Taft in 1908, eighteen in all make an ag
gregate gain of thirty-two. Those in the list carried by
Bryan seven gain ten votes, but counting New York
and New Jersey as doubtful states in 1912, the list of
republican states would stand to Jose eight, leaving their
net sure gain, twenty-four.
One objection to a large membership in the house is
its unwieldiness. It will mean more work done in com
mittees and caucuses and those who feel that congress is
none too intimately responsive to the popluar will and
sentiment now, regard that as very undesirable. It does
not appear that the efficiency of congress is in any way
increased by merely swelling the numbers.
Don yo suppose Job ever was stuck in a muddy field
with an automobile?
These are carried in stock. Remem
ber, you doa't have to go to the both
er of having them printed to order
if you go to the Tribune shop. They
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pubMsher, sent his paper to Charles Burge. The latter
paid for it twice and then refused to pay again. He
saic he ordered it stopped, but the court of appeal holds
tha t'mere acceptance of the paper created a liability.
"The preparation and publication of a newspaper in
volves much mental and physical labor as well as an out
lay of money. One who accepts the paper by continuous
ly taking it from the post office receive a benefit and
pleasure arising from such labor and expenditure as fully
as if he had appropriated any other product of another's
labor, and by such act hemnst be held liable for the sub
scription price." Western Puplisher.
Governor Cruce of Oklahoma got into the limelight this
week by pardoning a young negro who had been senten
ced to hang for murder. The negro was about eighteen
years old and no one made any effort to intercede in his
behalf, and all preparations had been made for carrying
out the death penalty. The governor figured it this way:
If the condemned youth had been white the executive
office would have been besieged with appeals for clemen
cy and every effort would have been made to set aside
the judgement of the courts. But in the case of an or
phan negro boy no such action was taken and he was left
without friends to aid him in the hour of his extremity.
So the governor commuted his sentence and the gallows
were cheated. Of course Governor Cruce came in for a
whole lot of condemnation and censure. There are men
who would not ill treat a mule or a horse or a dog. but
who have no pity for a human being whose skin is black.
Doubtless the race war that carries with it the hatred of
the black man is founded upon certain substantial causes,
but to some it is simply a mania and therefore unreason
ing and unreasonable. Thoughtful men who consider the
race problem from a standpoint of impartiality, and with
tha sense of fairness with which all great issues and
problems ought to be studied, will find little to condemn
in the action of Governor Cruce. Auburn Herald.
This year a few teachers have given up town posi
tions to teach in the country. When a teacher can get
$60 in the country with board not more than $15, it will
be but a short time until the teachers will leave the
towns in which they are getting $55 with $20 for board
and room, to take rural positions. Rural school boards
have at last begun to solve the problem of being merely
a training school for towns. Wayne County Teacher.
IN TIMES GONE BY
Interesting Happenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paper.
Forty Years Ago
Phoebe Carey, the noted
died at her home.'
Thirty Years Ago.
The B. &. M. baseball team came
from Omaha to play the locals, defeas
ing them by a score of sixteen ta one.
Ed. Rossiter came up from Omaha to J
umpire the game.
The Platte river Bridge was being
repaired after the flood which visited
this country that spring.
Twenty Years Ago.
Martin Burns, of Platte Center re
ceived a patent on a mechanical corn
The first populist county ticket was
nominated. Among the leaders of the
new party at that time were a number
of men who have since been quite pro
minent in the democratic party, and
some in the republican party.
Ten Years Ago.
The last of the subscription money
for the North opera house was raised
nad its name was decided upon.
Librius Staab died at his hoome in
this city, at the age of seventy-two.
A. J. Mason and Miss Lottie Joseph
were married at Platte Center.
Involves Every Community.
Every unpunished murder takes
away something from the security of
every man's life. Webster.
Jy WEBRD NCiTMTl
I know a garden fair and wide,
Where pale green rosea nod and away.
Aad flourishing on either aide
Are purple daisies bright and gar;
There yellow lilacs peep from out
A grape-leaf cluater bright and red.
Aad aafrroa plaka climb roundabout.
While other blooma their beauty abed.
A spray of dark blue eglantine
Nods by an orchid gleaming black.
Borne dark gray marigolds entwine
Where pure white rose leavea tumble
A bunch of ripe green cherries, too.
Grow with a lot of silver grapes.
And pears and apples of weird hue
Grow In a dozen varied shapes.
This garrten wait! I think you'll see
BtrawbetTies of a golden tint
That nourish 'mongst these things that be
Of nndrous hue and shape and glint.
This gar-ten la no shady spot
Hedged by a wall of living green.
No neatly planned and bordered plot
Where pleasant walks and nooks are
Nor do the scientists there cone
To view the wonders on display
And And themselves from wonder dumb
That such things see the light of day.
Ah. no! Tet 'Ms not necromance
That works these changes, as to that
This wild and weird and queer expanse
la but mr lady's summer hat.
In St. Louis.
The visitor from Xeeny. O.. wipes
his brow with a faded handkerchief
and expresses himself forcibly:
"I've been up against some kard
propositions, but these world's fair eat
Ins houses knock the persimmon right
"What have they done to you?" asks
the visitor from Pewaukee.
Went Into a place today and had to
pay three dollars for a steak that was
so tough I couldn't eat It."
"What did you dor
"Told them I could not eat It, and
they might as well take It back and
keep It themselves."
"And thea the boss came out and
made me pay the three dollars."
"And then be said he'd hold the steak
at my risk, but I'd have to pay a dofc
lar storage charges In advance."
Five Years Ago.
John C. Flaxel and Mrs. Mrytle Mc-1
Patri were married.
Miss Martha Ernst, daughter of E
J. Ernst, died after a long illness S and thoroughly reliable.
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"That man," says our witty friend.
Indicating the Individual who ls Illum
inating a window with a highly decora
tive Invitation to the passing publio
to take Its choice of shirts for a dol
lar, "that man ls an Instance of a per
son who has mistaken his calling."
"So?" we ask, wondering If the
shirts would fit us.
"Yes. Instead of spending his time
and talent In such an occupation, he
should be on the lecture platform,
swaying thousands by his eloquence.
There Is no telling what great good
would be wrought by the power of his
oratory. Every Indication Is that he
would be a wonder as a lecturer."
We turn and look at our friend la
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