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HIE OMAHA DAILY ilEE: FRIDAY, JULY 10,
SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLOSING
During Ibe months of July, August and September the offices
of The Conservative Savings and Loan Association, 1614 Harney
Street, will b closed from 12:30 to 6:00 P. M., and open from 6:00
to 9.00 P. M. Our members and others will kindly bear this In mind.
who Is carrying a mortgage, or who ezpcts to carry one, Is Interested
In placing It where he ran ret the best rates and terms. The
Conservative offers more advantages to the borrower than any other
Institution In the city. It la able to this because It Is the largest
and most progressive Association and can do business on a narrower
margin of profits. Call and ccnsult us.
ItE80tKCES, $3,000,172.8.1. RKSERVE AND UNDIVIDED
. riZOFlTS, $89,632.78.
GEO. F. OIMOIIK. Pres. P. W. KUHNS, Sec'y. and Treas.
find planned to meet before tha convention
assembled, but this Idea waa abandoned In
favor of an election for notional committee
men to be held after all the delegates had
reached their seats In the convention hall.
This plant too, wai given up and It waa
finally agreed that the caucus should be
held Immediately after the adjournment of
the first acsslm of the convention.
At 11 o'rl .rk, t"hi hour set for convening,
s aT-ruly a hundred delegates were In their
placos and It was evident there would bo
(ju't'j a delay In beginning the day a pro-
The tommltteo on permanent organlxat.on
hid been ready with Its report ever since
Tuca.lajr night, simply holding It for ra I
IKHtlon after the credentials committee
hid completed Us work.
Hall DcslM to Fill.
The hall began to fill more rapidly after
11 o'clock, each delegation pouring Its hun
urclfl Into the Auditorium, which already
heian to ferl the effect of the midsummer
hut outside. Anticipating a long session
many of the delegates doffed their coats
toon after arrival and a shirt sleeve con
xcntlon was In prospect. .
Dui'.'ng the wait for Chairman Hell to
c ill (ho assemblage' 'to order before finally
re Inqulshtng the gavel t5 'Congressman
Henry D. Clayton of Alabama, the pertna
ti nt tlmlrmnn, the Cowboy band, which
has earnod a wide reputation both for Its
endurance aid the qtmJIty of Its music,
1 opt tp a lively fus'llode.of patriotic ae
le ti ns, with songs of the south Inter
a, arse 1 from flnie to time and calling out
the n oat (rtln-slnsiri.
At ll:3n o'clock Chairman Boll began the
ten minutes of hrim-vicrlnn' with his gnvel.
which he hits tliut far found necessary In
calling the cmven'lnn to crder. He kept
up a monotonous ti.-imnir-rlntf like that of
a Cooper drlvlnc a lioop'on a barrel, but
after a time he guve up and retired. Then
ho cnr.ie back to the front, and drove on
anothi r hoop, and followed this with
another l.rtrf rcrt.
A third" peil d of rapping, however, be pan
to proiluce Homo effect and the temporary'
chairman was aide to make hlmsolf heard
as he ordered the aisles cleared, and re
peated the sentence "getitlemrn, tiiko your
Prarer of Rabltl Koch.
At 11:40 the convention was quiet and
ins cnauman announced that the priyor
would be made by Mnbbl Samuel Koch of
Seattle. The Invocation was a follows:
Oreat God, weakness Isr arrogant, but
alrsiujth Is modest. 1'tety treads upon the
heels of earnestness. Proportionate to the
task Is the consciousness of Thee. Assem
blages charged with a mission potent wltn
possibilities need Thy guidance much. And
so we who arc assembled here In the In
terest of democracy,, once again begin our
sessions in prayer to Thee. Our praver la
no poll no capitulation to popuiur supersti
tion. It Is the fervent utterance of earnest,
souls, conscious of the grcstnena of their
task and seeking strength and light In
A Klorlous past confers no present moral
lien on the future greatness. In eery pre
sent moment a notion miist vindicate Its
right to live. If the average of the Indi
vidual citizenship, be. high; If civic right
eousness he strong, progress Is sure. Par
tisanship may hasten this progress: parti
aanshlp may retard this progress, but par
tisanship cannot undo this progress. 13c
neath our temperamental difference In poli
tics Is embedded the foundation stone of
character orj which national strength
rests. Righteousness alone exalteth a na
tion. Vouchsafe, O Clod, that we, who are
here In convention assembled may appre
ciate that noble action Is the greatest prlr.o
We can offer Thee. Partisanship Is not
alwaya patriotism. Liberty is not license.
The bursting of bom.be need not mean a
battle or the waving of flugs a victorv.
Shouting Is no proof of the Integrity of a
cause, nor silence of Its baseness. I.ovsltv
to convictions rely not on meretricious
means. Long after the delegates here shall
have been gathered to their fathers, the
truth they helped proclaim ahsll live.
Hat the specious In their action shall be
Interred with their bones. We are now
within the afterglow of the Independent
day. One hundred and thirty-three years
of notable history are looking down upon
ia. The makers of oi:r natln In In cen
tury; past, puss In nrrsy he'ore us. What
ever their party affiliation thev nnd this
In oonimon a representative Americanism.
Orant. Oh God, that our polltlcnl se'ves
may be touched to his uses by these na
tional memories. Lest we forget, b- thee-'
monitors that tell us of the mugnlf'ccnce
In political life of fealty to prlnclpK of
honor and character and sincerity In mn
heod and keeping clone to these, when the
day'a work Is ended, be ours the con
sciousness thut TUoii Judge of nations art
with us yet.
When the prayer was concluded, Chair
man IV. I recognized Mr. Mcyu step of
Pennsylvania,' who stated that up to the
present time ho bad beea-ffnable to se
cure admission tickets-and badges for thi
eight contesting- delegates.) rom Pennsyl
vania wnb Wore seated last night.
Roger' Bulllvurt arose and stated that the
badges bad been Issued to a representative
of Mr. MuQuisten and If he had not re
ceived them tt was duo .to the falluto if his
own niessengvr.r ! r .:
The cfcalrmaa settled! tho question by
directing- tho serteaot-at-arms to admit thi
It was announced by the chair that all
membi RS ef the .new and old national com
mittees would mml lata In tho afternoon
at the Proo Paiae hotel.
As chairman of tho committee on per
manent p.rgaotaatlon. Senator McCreary of
Kentucky, presented Jhe report of that
body. It .recommended Representative
, Atwalutety reatovrt forme asd fslWwsns
it host pain. Thousand Unity te Uax
-ld andM a positive liaaraBiee So ease or
aiansy refunded. At year "tKj
iragfists. . . , , ,
USB WAH EAST FOOT POWDER
for year lirti, sweatyv aesiaf fcot
Of auiled direct on receipt of orieo.
It - V ay Coa
I, . V. K.n.aa I f
Henry n. Clayton of Alabama for perma
nent chairman, t'rey Woodson of Ken
tucky for secretary and John I. Martin of
Missouri as sergesnt-at-arma. In all other
inspects the temporary organization was
The chair, after the unanimous adoption
of the report, appointed Senator Mc
Creary, Lewis Nixon of New Tork and J.
E. Baker of California as members of a
committee to escort the permanent chair
man to the platform.
Chairman Clayton, aa aoon as he was
se-n advancing toward the platform, was
cheored to the echo and the uproar was
redoubled as he war Introduced to the con
vention by Temporary Chairman Bell.
Three little girls In red, white and blue
dress(S, were helped to the platform be
fore Mr. Clayton began to speak. In their
arms were large bunches of American
Realties that almost smothered the little
tots. The roses were presented to the per
mv,int chairman amid much cheering
and then, one by one. the children wero
lifted to the desk and Mr. Clayton kissed
tnem in turn.
Cheering and laughter continued during
the pretty little ceremony and a gale of
merriment fllW the hall when some called
o it "Hohson, Kibton." Tho llttla girls were
Mirers Irene, Catherine and Ada Smith,
all of Denver. Mr. Clayton called out first
appluuse when, after thanking the conven
tion for the privilege of presiding over Its
deliberations, he declared with emphasis.
"This Is a democratic year." . .
Some of Speech Omitted.
Wucn he came to that part of his address
deall.ig with the trusts, Mr. Clayton omit
ted i. large paragraph covering a message
so it to congress by President Roosevelt
on the subject of trust regulation.
"I will not weary you by reading this,"
he said; "you can read it In the newa
pafers." Tho task of delivering his address, It waa
apjtrent, waa telling somewhat on Mr.
C'lay'on. He Is a speaker of emphatic,
forceful delivery, but the heat was great.
The sweat was streaming down hla face
and his collar was fast losing Its shape.
His energy, however, waa unebated. despite
his evident fatigue, and he continued stead
ily, save for occasional periods during
whlc t he wiped his eyeglasses rnd mopped
As he approached the end of his
Mr. Clayton read more and more rarldly
with the evident Intention of finishing as
quickly as possible This was duo, how.
ever, to his own desire, and waa not caused
by any sign of Inattention on the part of
the convention, which continues to accord
him marked attention.
Loud cheers of approval greeted Chair
man Clayton as ho concluded, and tho
applause was continued for several minutes
The delegates stood upon their chairs and
tossed "hats and handkerchiefs Into tho
While the demonstration in honor of Mr.
Clayton waa In progress, the doors of the
convention' hall were opened, and the Jef
ferson club of St. Louis was marshaled
for a parade through the aisles. At the
head of the line was a blue tanner bear
ing "David R. Frajicia for vice president"
It elicited much enthusiasm.
The members attempted to countermarch
in the narrow aisle.
John- W. Kern of Indiana offered a mo
tion providing for the appointment of
three to ascertain when the committee on
resolutions would be ready to report the
Tho motion was adopted and the chair
appointed as the committee Messrs. Kern
of Indiana, Pace of Alabama and Mack of
New Torlt. . "Pending the Investlf atloa
and report of tho committee," cald Mr.
Clayton, "the chair takes the liberty of
Inviting x-y address the convention Mr.
Raymond Roblna of Chicago."
Mr. Roblna was greetej with applau-e.
Mr. Robins was Interrupted several times
aft.-r speaking for ten minutes, and when
Churman Clayton called the convention to
order, one delegate respemded: "All right
but don't talk too long."
Mr. Koblns soon concluded.
A motion was mado by an Oktuhoma
delegate that "George" W. Littleton cf
New York bo Invited to addruaa the con
vention. This was taken to refer to Martin
W. Littleton, who four years ago In St
Louis placed Judge Alton 11 Parker of New
York in nomination for the presidency.
The members of the New York dole-gallon
accepted the Invitation to Mr.- Littleton as
a compliment in which they shared, and
they cheered him lustily as he mounted the
The speaker caught tie fsncy cf ti e con
vention at once and hla remark that what
ever waa the outcome of the convention
New York would support the platform and
nominee provoked a shriek of approval.
All over the hall delegates sprang to their
ftt. many tf the New York delegation
taking part In the demonstration. Ctiarlej
V. Murphy remained quietly in hla aeat,
but nodded hla head In assent when aeverai
of tha Tenneylvanla delegation Immediately
arose and asked for recognition, but the
roll call was completed,
Tho New York, delegation, after a few
words with their leader. Joined In the trlb
uto paid to tho worda of Mr. Llltktoti.
"I believe it is time for us to be tolerant
of oacb other's opinions so that we may all
unite to reatoro the government te the
handa of tho democratic party. Let ua bury
forever tho differences that have embittered
ua. I bespeak a closer union of "Yankee
Doodle' and Dixie," of Maine and Cali
fornia, that victory nay be ours."
Mr. Littleton's brief, but eloquent, ad
dress was loudly cheered, and when bo had
concluded there were calls from the gal
leries for other apeakers, but Chairman
Clayton admonished tho spectators thst
they must bo In order or tho space would
Wosoee of Conanltteoaaea.
Tho clerk of the convention wss then di
rected to read tho list of tho new national
committee. When tbo name ef James M.
Ouffey. as committeeman from Pennsyl
vania, waa read there was loud cheering.
Then Chairman Clayton said:
"In the recollection of the chair, tho ac
tion of the credentials committee In refer
ring back to the Pennaylvanla delegation
tho two convention lists submitted, leaves
Pennsylvania placo on tho national com
mittee vacant The chair will rule. in ad
vance of the question being received from
the Pennsylvania delegation, that, when tUa
name of their new committeeman, hi re
ceived it will bo announced.
Tho list of committeemen as read was de
clared approved, there being no objection
from any part of the convention.
John W. Kern of Indiana, one of the com
mittee appointed to ascertsln at what tlm
trie committee on resolutions would be
ready to report, asked fur recognition
st this time, and announced that the
committee would be ready to reiort not
later than T o'clock, and that Its sessions
were entirely harmonious."
After Mr. Kern had reported there were
calls from Illinois for a speech from James
Hamilton Lewis. Mr. Lewis was lnvlted to
the platform, but was late In arriving, and
after a brief wait Senator Grady of New
York moved a recess until 7 p. m. The mo
tion was carried with a whoop.
CLAYTON ADOIlRjEA CONVENTION
Permanent Chairman Dellrers Speech
on Second Day.
DENVER. July . Henry R Clayton of
Alabama, permanent chairman of the demo
cratlc convention, In his address today
spoke ss follows:
Mr. Ct.Llrman and FVH
Lt me thank vou fur the Imnnr ,...!
. - ..... .11. . C
cviupi ieu ui on me.
lids Is a democratic year. Democratic
Ideas aro now popular. Doctrines alwnva
taught by our party and scoffed at hv oiir
ut't'iMiciiio are now urneo as a goxpel of
tr.eir own. Measurea and iollein ,.t
eiui.iie- erigin are now pretetidedly advo
cated by the leaders of the republican
party. It li no longer anarchistic to de
clare private monopoly to be Indefensible
ox-that the irrl tmna.inrt attnn , .,...,!
...uu,u w iKguiuiru nnu controlled dv nub
lie law ormer questioning of the iWI,
, "in- majority ot tle supreme
court ,ii the Income tax case cinnot n.iw
w tinnu, Bf pi iru. irrnsriT nn ... ...
..... uuei rmuromeroit denuncla
tion of judges and Judicial act that hv,
nockert the country. A demand for tho
",;lv'1 ' " imi is no lonK-T a thrra
to destroy our induct rial system. Trust,
ranot to be tolerated cvn by the re
(i.uiieuii pariy. we need not now nu
rn lh, ll,-. ,.n , . . pv
..... .... . ii-.uuiiuHn unmtsMons and
promls"S for election purposes tnly The
republican ptrty has made marked pr.."
ress In promises to the people, and much
area tor progress In aiding elth Inteiests
end special privileges. T;.s party, gulnVd
by expediency and campaign necessity,
WOUld eatTlD this vi.nr . '
ground. If It Is apparent recent r,mu-,..
to continue, it dues n.it r.mitir- ......
great -eep of the lmalnatlnn to see writ
h"'n,?uU ""P''lcan platform four years
hente those immortal w,,r,l. ,.t t-k,.
rights to all, special
pnt iioges to none,
Aaaaolt on Roosevelt.
It hag been made evident In-the pendlnc
campn.gn that the republicans will seek tS
conJUI.e wlth th(, nap of Iioo' fK
tri! T,?yAUp"n .tne President's policies as a
?Uifd affet' Jhe President has adver
tised himself and his policies with a fre
i'rfI an1 "binty tha surpassea the bet
efforta of the shrewdest press agent. A
distinguished republican, a former cabinet
J!' Knc.e. Jubllclr Proclaimed the presl
of irfv-jj? ,thc atest "Pnent of the art
of advertising the world has known. The
country has been told and not allowed to
forget that In his opinion his energies have
i"? V'.v?te(l- to he ccpmpJlshment of
many high piirposes, and that If his work
Is yet Incomplete It Is so only because his
undertakings were too vast to be carried
to success during his term of office. "My
pedicles must continue. ' So the champion
of these would transfer office and power
to his favorite cabinet minister, and hla
?rf?r.i!" V? .ave frllw. The pretense Is
that the fight must go on under the leader
designated by htm until the last foe shall
have surrendered or lies Inglorloua in the
dust. The nomination of his would-be suc
cessor was largely accomplished by tho use
or official patronago and coarse machine
methods, and has delighted the chief
apostle, of strenuoKity, and. at the same
t me, has not perturbed the conscience of
the one-time civil service reformer, now
the boss and adept in the bestowal of pub
ic plunder and forgetful of all his resound
ing moral commonplaces. No fair-minded
American could resd the dally account of
the recent polltlcnl doings at Chicago with
out fueling mortiricatlon and regret; morti
fication that the president should have so
abused his power in dictating to a great
party his choice of a successor, and regret
that that party should have submitted to
a cowardly to a humiliation that was as
manifest as It was degrading.
What are the policies that constitute the
capital of the republican partv in this cam
paign and that are relied upon to support
the-mndldacy tf Mr, TsftT -
To recall democratic platforms, speeches
and measures In to convince any man that
mnny of the president's public utterances
were derived from an unavowed familiarity
with the teachliiK of our party. His utter
ances that are democratic have given him
his only claim to be a reformer and have
contributed more than all else to the popu-.
larlty he has enjoyed. The heir and tha
party are committed to "unfalterlnir nd
hcrenee to the poltcies of the president."
What are these policies and what are the
achievements of. president and party?
It must ba admitted that the republlci
em, uui mug survive it irauu unci corrup
tion become material factors In our elec
tions. No man has said more than the
president shout the corruption of elections.
You recall hla message to ronsress In De
cember, 19t5, where It raid that "It has
been only too clearly shown that certain
men at the head of -these large corporations
take but small note of the ethical distinc
tion between honesty and dishonesty; they
draw tho line only this side of what may
be called law-honesty, the kind of honesty
necessary in order to avoid falling Into the
clutches of the law."
We have here tho condemnation of the
practice. Has he proved his faith by his
works Is It true or not that four years
aiijo he selected for his campaign manager
a novice In politics, whose principal quali
fications for the position was the power
he held over the corporations of the land?
Is It. true or not that the official place as
secretary of commerce and labor gave full
knowledpo of these business secrets and
relations of corporations to this campaign
manager, and clothed him with power, with
the sxsent of the president, to punish or
reward them bv publishing or withholding
their secrets that he had collected as such
Is It true or not that, with his power held
In terror over the corporations, he solicited
or had his agenta solicit campaign contri
butions from them? Is It true or not that
such a request under such circumstances
was a demand upon the corporations a de.
n'am) tiiat they acceded to, knowing that
the man who mado It had the power to
punish them In case they refused? Can it
be doubted that In this way vast sums
were raised? If so, how much of these
contrlbutluns were used for legitimate ex
penses and how much for corruption pur
poses we do rot know. Notwithstanding
eavago ar.te-electlon denials, we know that
a subsequent Investigation of certain In
surance companies uncovered the fact that
large amounts were contributed by these
companies to the republican campaign fund
net the money of the men who gnve II,
but money covertly taken without consent
of stockholders or policyholders and en
tered on the books In u way calculated
to conceal th emheRzlement. All this was
done In the Interest of the republican can
didate for president. The money was used,
Ihe candidate as e lected, and he continues
to deliver lectures on decency and for hon
esty In flections, sending messages to cun-
freas, on publicity of cumpalgn contrlbu
lons, but at times when these were certain
to be unavailing.
The Chicago convention has met, ban
transacted its business, and bus adjourned.
The question of a publicity bill was mooted
there, was defeated, and It would never
have seen the light of day except through
the unaided efforts of one solitary membf r
of the committee on platform and resolu
tions, who dragged It out only to witness
Its deep entombment by the body of a
convention. Thus died one of "mv policies,'
to which the convention In effusive, f
dictated lansunge declared In Its platform
their "unfaltering adherence."
lajoartloa aud Contempt of Coart.
Let me go on. There hm been and la
now a public oeinand for lciw.atloii and
the power to punish for alleged indirect
or constructive contempts of courts. Kver
since lHVlt the democratic party have pro
tested against hasty and Ill-considered
use of Injunctions, and has been Insisting
on the right of fair trial In all e-usns of
constructive contempts. The republican
party has been avoiding this question. o
the president, In taking it up, and Mr.
Taft in hla letter to the labor unions, ad
vocated a measure thut the democratic
party, acting in behalf of the correct ad
ministration of publlo Justice, has been
demanding for twelve years. If the preal
deut waa In earnest when he sent his mes
sage to coogreka he was to tbat extent
democratic. We are authorised to con
clude that in framing, revising or dic
tating the Chicago platform ha suffered
from a lapse of memory or abandoned the
policy he had ao vigorously urged In hla
official capacity, for bo auld in a message
"I also urge that action be taken along
tho line of recommendations I have al
ready made concerning iujunctlons In la
bor disputea. No temporary reatralnlng
order should be issued by any court with
out notice, and the petition for a per
manent Injunction upon which aueh tem
porary restraining order has been Issued
shoula' bo heard by tha court Issuing the
sanio within a reasouablo Hiuo say not
to exceed a week or thereabouts from the
dnte when the order was Issued It la
worth considering whether It- woHld not
give greater popiilur confidence In the
Imrartl'illty rf sentence fur contempt
If It a a- required that the lasue houid
he decided by another Judge than the one
Issuing the Injunctions, except where the
contempt is committed In the presence
of the court or other ease of urirency."
Surely he and his par(v eulogists for
rot that he had but a few months before
advised corisress that "it in worth con
sidering whether It would not give greater
popular confidence In the Impartially of
sentences for contemrt If It was required
that the Issues should be d"cld-d l.v
another Judge than the one lisulng I lie
There has. not been h session of congress
In twelve years at which the republican
party could not have passed a ,aw pre
scribing, defining and reinilutlng the is
suance of Injunctions and providing fur
fair trials In contempt cases. Yet nuthliig
bus been done to- give the wuge earner
fjlr treatment find less than nothin I
offered to him In the Chicago deliverance.
The meaningless generalities of Its In
junction plank are an Insult to the intelli
gence of those who demand reasonable
and substantial legislation to prevent the
admitted abuse ef this Judicial procoNb.
The pre.M.lcnt and his party declnre that
B. lrc-eltctlon revision of the tariff would
be unwise. This assertion has I een io
peateil In advance of everv elect ion slme
t'io enactment of the Dlnalov 'aw. nnd
s.irely the cotinlry will net i gain be de
ceived by republican promises io revisi In
this give us another chance to moke vou
a prutnise and the promise will le made.
The democrats will tevlse tl e tarllf down
ward and In the interest of the tsxpavert,
who are alwnva ionotten hv tho r..niil 11.
tan party. There must ho a revision and
u KiH.iwiii renucrion or the tariff hv the
friends of tar.ff reduction for the cemmon
good, and not by the beneficiaries of Its
abuses who Justify use of the Impost tax
ing power for the chief purpose of con
ferring prlvilcnee and nrorr uruin tho f.,.
at the expense of the many.
It Is the shortest of steps from the tariff
(o thn trusts. lot ait . he denied If thov
care to cienv It. that the tariff Is the real
mother of the trust.. The democratic party
whl strlko down special privilege whether
grinted to a high protective tariff, or
grained to government chartered corpora
tions by permission of law. All-trusts owe
th. ir birth and their ability to continue ex
istence to one or the other nf Ih.o
lorms of special privilege. For, private
monopoly, no biislrt. ss approximating nrl
VHte niO'IOrOlv In Inrm ,,r ..., It, ..t. LL
endure without one or the other, or toth.
republican pnrty's dealing with the dis
turbed finances nt thn enunlw
brought before -the curious legislative com
pound, the Vreeland-Aldrioh bill The re
publican party boaats of Its knowledge of
finance. What have they given us In this
law? The republlcnn party has nttempted
to prevent the recurrence of depositors'
panics by an emrrirencv honlf w,. km i
the provisions of which they hove decreased
ui- security tnat the depositor hnd In a
two-fold way, first by reducing the amount
of reserve required by law to be held, and
secondly, by making the new emergency
notes a prior lien unon all ma na.r.i. ,.
bank, decreasing the security that the bank
mo io acep ror me depositor and Increus
ng the bank liabilities thut mi.M i.
charged against deposits. In my opinion.
It i8 an accomplished Scheme to cnallo
bank3 that have floated questionable enter
prises to digest otherwise indigestible secur
ities by making them the hul. nr -
tlonal circulating medium of exchaneg. The
u.u.o -.ui snow wneiner tuts miserable
makeshift, part house Infamy and part
senate Infamy, as n great republican news
paper nas said, will, answer Its purpose.
Whatever It may show In the way of slue
of commission or ommlssion, not only la it
the fault of republican legislation, but the
evil which it pretends to cure was alto,
gether and exclusively the fruit of repub
lican legislation. Theirs is the responsi
bility for the ball, and theirs also tho re
sponsibility for the condition which ie,i
the enactment of the law. .
Thus, my countrymen. In this ...
have the spectacle of a president urRlnjr a
.. .... L,..y iiMisri-ns io pass needed irorm
and appealing in vain, 'or we have another
spectacle that cf a prtuddent for the saki
of hla own popularity or for tho sake of
tho popularity of his own con.llrMto mak
ing a political play by urging tnat congress
do what he must know It would not do and
what we are-forced to- consider he did not
wish done. The president stand sponsor
for Mr. Taft. lie, ,cUalti s , that the labor
ing man; that those who would, have Uip,
government effectively" roiruhite the rallV
roads,, tha those- -wtio' would revise and
reduce tho tarllf and destroy the trusts,
these should believe that Mr. Tnft is not
reactionary, nut a militant reformer
saturated with bis ideas and that lie wjll
carry out "my policies." Mr. Taft will
have to receive about rX).oiiil uf votes b..
lore ne can execute any policy. To get the
votes for him the president wishes to show
what fine policies his chosen one will carry
out If elected, and he can ' show tt cheaply
by pointing to recommendations that his
purty associates Jiave Ignored- and will
Ignore. 'If the .president wero sincere and
nonesny insistent nnd still was npt heeded
by his party, notwithstanding tils grat
personal popularity, what reason Is there
o suppose tnat the same nartv associates
will not be deaf to the recominenrliiticms
made by one who Is merely, the president's
icgaieer e may inquire here why the
special Interests, those enlovlnsr sheclol
privileges, predatory wealth und I th'nk
I quote Mr. Roosevelt, who borrowed the
woids from a distinguished democrat hay e
all united In expressing eminent satlafuc-
ton upon Mr. Taft s nomination. Th..
masses and equal rights to all on tho one
ride or the classes fat on privileges on
the other mder which flag, Mr Taft-'
ino man can serve two masters."
The .tress 'has told ua In what e. eme.t in
be semi-official statements from the White
nouse mat me president was so intent
i pon nls policies that If consresr jiMmimui
wlthouL cnactlnr; trem Into law l.e would
an ar xtra session. Congress did ad-
urn leaving unpassed most of hit favored
treasures and the extra session was lu v.-r
called. If the p'.ay results In republican
oies ir win navo ncrompiiHiied its purpose
f tho president desired to have tins lo-i,
atlon Ire democrats were readv tn t.iir.
Ii. its passage. The democratlo leader of
"he house, authorised- by all his party
rssoclates. repeatedly offered ihe entire
democratic strength In support ot these
measures. The republicans hav less than
sixty majority In the house. If thirty of
them had Joined the democrats nil of these
rreasuies would have panned there and
gone to a republican senate, eo mr as the
louse In concerr.ed less than .ne-sevnnt h
of th-? lepublirans w.-re needed to change
these cc n.rrendrtlons into Ufv. The re
tubllciu support was nut f ir'.hcomlng.
Let i i tee what could havo he-n done If
legislation irstead of party advantage had
If a pt rt rf the republic-Una hud joln-d
the deuioerats In support of measures pro
posed by a republican picMi.1 nt ttie power
vith -vhich some federal Judue have has
tily thrown their authority lno tlu seel
onalnst labor would have been regulat 'd
A fair trial In air cases of Indirect or con
rtructlvj contempt of court would now bo
provided bv law.
Labor would he exempt from the pro
hibition of the Sherman Jaw against combl
r.atlons. Wood pulp and print paper would now ba
on the free list and the present tax
upon intelligence to that extent abolished.
No lugger would It be III the i.e.wer of one
federal Judge, silting in chambers, hearing
evidence ex parte, upon the allegation that
A state law Is confiscatory, to suspend It by
teinpoixry Injunction. A democratic meas
ure tint passed tho senate at the last ses-"
slnn of congress, providing that It should
be necessary for three Judges to act to
gether for the purpose of Issuing such an
order, would now be tho law.
A law requiring the publication befor
flection of campaign contributions would
nave been enacted.
President Rooaevelt haa censtant'y l.im
ored for more law nnd has frequently dis
regarded laws already on the statute hooka
He has sometimes arrogated to Mil s -If
to toy what laws should U) enforced and
what should not. He has exercised ttie
unauthorized privilege of deciding against
whom tha laws should be enforced and
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He Insisted upon the punishment of certain
railroads and of corta'n men for giving'
nnd reeelvlnic rebates, and then ordered tlv
Clucohtlnuame cf the case against n of
hlH cabinet oltlcer. who had c.uitessed
that aa an offi. lal of the railroad he gave
rehntea to a company In which he waa a
stockholder and official. And this man re
mained in the cabinet until he left with
the I resident a I ei onntendatlon for a more
lucrative position as head of a jcreat enr
1 oration, indeed, by his defiance of legal
limitations and the safeguard of the con
stitution, he has done more to Inculcate
contempt of law thun nil the nioba that
have claimed victims for the r viol, nee In
all the altttes. The president la upon an
eminence. If bo vlolute the law, men
everywhere know It. If he dies not him
self respect It to the full extent, he robs
It ot the reverence that might Le willingly
l.estowed by others. In this same over
bearing spirit he hna placed and kept In
ifil O men who were rot appointed bv and
with tho advice and consent of the senate,
lie In; s Influent ed or attemptHd to influence
courts and Juries in the administration of
publ'c Ju-tlce, not onl,- by do. I In who
Bhould und who tdiould not be proecuted.
but by making known his p rsonal feelings
or sympathies between tho prosecut on and
the accused He has s olded Judges f r
their IntenretHtlon of the law. it was
!".eKl,.' Um'y arl appropriate that tlm
republican party at Chicago should have
?ZlZl thi?1 " . Wt" "I,holI at ail
the authority and Integrity of the courts."
He ha constantly cr.ed out for more power
th J .V,e fodi rl government at
I ie. i tlle P''w" reserved to the
states. Jr. his speech at liarrisliurg, In
LrZbaJ; )".K,i' 1 e t,,d of tUR- method! fo?
increasing the power of the federal gov-
J'"5 lnet"01 Provldi d in the l.n
f II. . Wa8 t" cumbersome, alow and
trlr At V . ' "' nero ne "' u,e ""n
!n J?,1J1'? eeL'i'ei o(. hrt cut u
..n leaning me ltdcrul power in
.i- . nep'. through executive a'tion
",?52ti.?,"lot'.on ",d throuh '""" ":
urprc.atiuii und construe tl .11 to increase
tha -power of the federal government"
Air. Hoot, whom the president a .ai
lhl.,,HV-rrt'i""d "my flowed
tills Harrisburg expression by a Bpeech in
New York, In which he said! eca ln
booner or later corat ruction will be
round to vest power where It will be
exercised by the national government."
Of course many people are not surprised
at any opinion the president utters; he
has ao many of them and haa expressed
them on so many corjcelvablo and non
concelyable occasions. Now. Secretary
Jtoot Is an able lawyer and a man of
trained and deliberate hablta of thought.
Nothlng.shows more plainly the demoralisa
tion wrought by the president than the
fact that this trained lawyer, In tho very
frorjt rank of his great profession, should
advocate .changing- the orgwnld law- of thd
union by construction to "be found" and
to : Ie found'! by whom? Bv tho verv
men who .arc 1o exercise the' power ' The
Insidious proposition of Mr. Hoot, following
up the suggestion of his chief, la thut
where authority Is not granted, which ln
the opinion of the executive, ought to have
bei-n granted, this authority la none the
less to be exercised, and If no other basis
for It can be had, It Is to bo based upon
construction to "be found." ln other words
If the constitution is to be vested In hlm
by construction' to "be found" In a way
not provided for by the organic law of the
Representative Institutions must be pre.
served. Our federal government of dele
gated and limited powers must be main
tained In all of Its reserve powers and In
Its Integrity and autonomy forever. Therein
Is the safety of the union and the states
one indissoluble and the other Indestruct
ible. Let us confidently hope thut the time will
never be ripe for the change of the con
stitution by "executive action" and by
"Judicial Interpretation." If such a time
should come, then a government of law
will perish from the earth and a govern
ment of caprice" will be created on the
ruins of one established by a written con
stitution. Democratlo Duty.
We know there la a brighter proapect.
If the love of country and liberty la still
strong ln the hearts of the American peo
ple; If an oath to support tho constitution
Is now considered by them as binding; if
the people are In earnest In their protests
against the rule of Insolent wealth, the
unauthorized and baleful Influence of cor
porations and the exactions of the trusts:
If the manliness of the fathers has been
transmitted to tho sons, the fourth of next
March will mark 'the advent of tho glad
some light of democracy and the beginning
of the return to constitutional government
honestly and economically administered.
To the banner we raise here we Invite I
to repair any citizens of our common
country who revere the nobler traditions
of the past and who deplore the grave i
aberrations of the present.
Let us see to It that this standard shall
once again float over a government rest
ing secure on lasting foundations.
Mr. Chairman, delegates and fellow coun
trymen, the time and the occasion In. ouf
natiwiul affairs impose a duty we cannot,
if we would, evade. We must go out from
this hall with one heart nnd u determina
tion to put our loved ship of state on an
even keel. That keel has been too long
tieatlr.g tho air. We must bring It down
into the deep abiding waters of the con
stitution. DL.VX'S SPEIX1I OK OMlAT10.
Omaha Man I'luc-ea Ilryan'a
Before the Convention.
DENY Kit, July . I. J. Dunn of Omaha,
ln nominating for the office of president
W. J. Bryan, said;
Mr. Chairman and Oentlemen of the Con
CriM-s arise in the life of nations which
endanger their institutions and, a-t times,
Impel ll the advance of c-lvlllaatlon. livery
people thut bus left ita ill. press upon lils
loiy bus fuced eucti crises. In most in
stances, where grave dangers have threat
ened the safety of the slate, somo great
character, some master mind bus been
found, produced as It were by the condi
tions themselves, with capacity to direct
unglit the energies of the people. This waa
true of the ancient world; It bus been true
of the modern worl.l ; It Is true of this re
public. We have such a crisis to meet to
day. The favor-seeking corporations have
gradually strengthened their hold upon this
government until they now inenuce popular
Institutions. The question Is whether
this government shall be restored to the
control of the people and be administered 111
the Interest of all, or whether it shall re
main an instrument In the hands of the few
for levying tribute upon all the rest.
In hla special message to congress last
winter. President Hoosevelt dec-lured, aub
atantlally, thut certain wealthy men who
have bi-come enormously rich by oppressing
the wage earner, defrauding the public and
practicing all forma of iniquity, have
banded together, and by the unlimited use
of money, endeavor to secure freedom from
restraint and to overthrow Knd discredit all
who honestly administer tne law. That
the method by which thesn men have
acquired their great fortunes can only he
Justified by a system of morality, that
would irndt every form of criminality,
eveiy form pf violence, cwrruj.tion and
K r many years, and especially during
tho last twelve years, tnese very men have
tten in control of the republican party; they
have financed every campaign of that party
for a quarter of a century. Theao ex
Plotters of i lie people, whom the president
bus so scathingly ), noum ed. have -Iven
their enthusiastic support to thu rvpublli.au
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candidates and policies. They laid their
hands upon the trust funds of Insurance
companies and cither corporations and
turned the plunder over to the republican
committee. The money thus filched from
the Innocent and helpless, to purchase re
publican victory, has not been repaid.
Where They Are At.
And where do we find these men today?
Where are the "swollen fortunes ' of whlcn
we havo heard se much? Just where we
would expect to find them supporting the
republican ticket and furnishing the smew a
of war for republican t-ommlttco aa
Thu platform adopted by the rate conven
tion snows what the republican party In
truth represents, ln framing the plauorm
every genuine reform whicu tho president
has advocated was scorned and repudiated.
The Wisconsin delegation asked that one
or two reform planks be placed In the plat
form, and for Ita puma waa denounced as
democratic. The convention by a vote of
8 to 1 refused to approve those policies
which the president for four years has been
urging upon hla party. The mask of hy
pocricy has been torn from the face of
those who pretend to favor the reforms
advocated by the president and It Is now
apparent why the "system" admires Taft
and hates too senator froi Wisconsin.
v hen compelled to choose between an ap
peal to the conscience of tho nation In oe
tense of Its platform and candidates, on
the one hand, and the millions that the
special Interests may be dependent upon
to contribute on the other, that convention
rejected the people and continued ita alli
ance with' Mammon.
If tho chargea made by the president are
true and they are true we are Indeed face
to face with a situation as grave as any
In our history. How shall It be met? The
good sense, patriotism and united action
of thu people alone cun remedy present
Look to the Leader.
To wage a successful fight we must have
a leader. The republican party, dominated
by tho seekers of special privileges, cannot
lurnlsh hlm. Republicans who really de
sire reform are powerless; the effoits of
the president- have been futile.
The democratic parly must furnish the
leader which present conditions demand
and he must be a man known to be free
from the influences that control the re
publican party. He must be a man of bu
petlor intellect, sound Jundgment, positive
convictions and moral courage one who
will meet the forcea of plutocracy with the
naked sword of truth one who knows no
surrender. He must have a genius for
statecraft; he must he a man of wide ex
perience In public affairs; he must have
ability to formulate policies and courage
to defend them. But, above all, he must
have faith In the people. He must not only
believe ln the right of the people to gov
ern, but ln their capacity to do so; and he
innst Ire a man whom the people know and
truat. ,i - .--
Ths) democratic party haa many distin
guished men who might be chosen as our
stundard bearer, but It haa one man who,
above all others, possesses the necessary
qualifications and la eminently fitted for
this leadership. He Is a man whose nomi
nation will leave no doubt as to where our
party stands on every public question; his
genius for statecraft Is shown by the con
structive work he has done In proposing
reforms and by the ability with which he
has fortified his position. But we may go
A few months since' he visited the princi
pal nations of the world. He came In con
tact with the- leading minds of Christen
dom, and the world abroad recognised his
greatness and paid hlm that tribute Justly
due to men of high attainments.
Sincere and Brave and Earnest.
In the most distinguished peace conven
tion that has assembled In recent years
he proposed a plan which. If adopted,
would prove more effective than any arbi
tration treaty that haa yet been made, and
by his Influence has aecured Its approval
by the representatives of the twenty-elx
leading nationa there assembled.
Is he thoroughly informed regarding the
issues of this campaign? Head hla speeches
and his writings, which for nearly twenty
years have been a part of the political lit
erature of the nation. Is he sincere, brave
and determined? Even hla political oppo
nents now admit that he la.
I have had a close personal and political
acquaintance with this man, whose name
Nebraska presents, since he eptered polit
ical life. 1 can testify from observation
aa to his political conduct before he waa
known to fame. He waa honest, brave and
unyielding then; he is honest, brave and
Honesty is Inherent, in him. Ho was an
honest lawyer before hj entered politics;
he waa honest In his political methods be
fore his statesmanship waa recognised by
the nation, and he haa been honest
throughout his political career. Hla con
victions have been hla political creed; he
hua impressed these convictions upon oth
ers, not by dictation, but by arguments
addressed to the Judgment and the con
Believing In the ultimate triumph of the
right, he has never examined qlestlon
from the standpoint of expediency; he haa
never Inquired whether a political princi
ple was popular: It haa .been sufficient for
him to believe that It waa right. He has
been a consistent champion of the reserved
rights of the etate. He favored the elec
tlon of senators by direct vote before the
house of representatives ever acted favora
bly upon the subject; he championed tariff
reform when the west waa the hotbed of
He favored an Income tax before the In
come tax law waa written; he attacked
the trusts when republican leaders were
denvlng that any trusts existed; he advo
eated railroad regulation before the eru
sade against rebates and discrimination
Ills Friendship foa- Labor.
He has alwaya lieen the friend of labor
and was among tho first to urge concilia
tion between labor and capital. He began
to oppose government by Injunction more
than a decade ago; he announced his op
position to Imperialism before any other
man of prominence had expressed himself
on the subject, and without waiting to sao
whether II would be popular.
When a Wall street panic burst upon us
a few niontha ago he promptly proposed
aa a remedy the guaranty nf bank deposits,
and so popular haa this plan hecomu that
it is today a national Issue and supported
Vf Ml Min asr a
m 4 Lemon
rc natural flavors, obtained by
a new process, which gives the
most delicate and grateful taste.
Dr. Price's Favoring can be
conscientiously commended as
being just aa represented, per
fection in every possible respect.
One trial proves their excellence.
you would never bo
A 1. ill
by the masses of the people,
advocated legislation which
He has long
publicity as to camimlgn contributions, lie
believes ln peace in universal Christian
peace; he believes the destiny of the na
tions should be determined not by wars,
but by applying the principles ot justice
Through these principles havs met with
uncompromising opposition from the spe
cial Interests, he hua remained true to tho
cause of the people. With clear vision and
with unfaltering trust, seeing and knowing
the truth, he has never lost faith In Its
flnnl victory. -
Through years of unparalleled rollttcnl
warfare his loyally to his IiIchIs nnd to hla
fellow men tins, been abundantly shown,
tils refusal to surrender his convictions,
though subjected to abuse, denunciation
and vindictive opposition, such as few pub
lic men In all history have been compelled
to withstand. Is ample proof of his superb
courage. Ills career proves that successful
leadership Is determined by Ihe success or
failure of great principles rather than by
election to high office. .
Object of the Meet Ins;
We have met to. plan the campaign and
to commission the commander under whom
the masses will enlist. We are not her In
response to the voire of expediency; neither
political bosses nor corporate masters aent
us here. We are here at the summons of
the rank and file of that political Organ
isntlnti which Is the special dofender of the
tights of the common people. We are hero
representing all that is best In the tradi
tions of our purty; we feel again that tha
spirit that animated the democracy In the
dnvs of Jefferson nnd Jackson.
The voters have spoken, and wt assemble
to give expression to their will. The voice
for the third time calls Nelirnskn'a favor
ite son to be the standard bearer.-ef hi
Carty In this gigantic contest. Since time
ogan no grander tribute waa ever paid to
any man by a free people. Hn Is reco
nlsed today as the most representative cl'l-,
sen of the nation., the peer of apy living
Friends and foes have learned that ha
was shaped In that heroic mold In "which
th world's great patriots, statesmen and
leaders have been cast.
First nominated when ten years younger
than any other presidential candidate ever
chosen by a prominent party; living ln a
atato 600 miles farther west than that In
which any president has ever lived, he has
grown In the affect lonp of tho people aa
the years have passed.
Speaking and writing freely on all sub.
Jects, hla heart haa had no secrets and
his friends have Increased ln numbers and
Without a organization to urge his
claims; without a campaign fund to circu
late literature in his behalf; without pat
ronage to bribe a single voter; without a
predatory corporation to coerce ita em
ployes Into his support; .w.nhput, a juIk.
sldlsed newspaper to influence th publlo
mind, 'he lias won a signal victory at the
primaries and has become tho free ehoiaa.
of tho militant democracy of the nation.
Forming In one unbroken phalanx, ex
tending from Massachusetts to California;
and from Michigan to the everglades, the
J yeomanry of the party have volunteered
cneir services to make htm the party can
date, and they will not lay down their arms
until thev have made Mm the nations
chief executive. .
Nebraska's democracy, which law In hlm,
when a young man, the algns of promlso
places In nomination as the standard
bearer o.f our party the man who In the
thrilling days of '96 and 1!)X bore the battle-scarred
banner nf democracy with famo
as unsullied and fidelity aa apotlee as the
crusaders of old. Nobraska. presents his.
name because Nebraska claims hla dwell
ing place, and proudly enrolls hlm among
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