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For lo;i 1'alr.
For watliiT report foe
New 'Phono Number
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VOL. NL-NO. 1J1.
now.viii) ASKS
Wants Hitchcock to
Correspond? nee
Produce Hit
Forced Hartley to Turn Them Over
Under Pressure.
VV '-Herald
S VS er Against
A ws Kccallcd
Paper Printed Insult Against Race,
Apologized, Then Repeated
the Slurs.
State Being Flooded with Appeals for
Howard Tells How In Farmer.
NrKmik Who Borrowed e
Moner Time of 'Seed
Hare Made liaoA.
fOl.rMBl.'S, Neb.. Nov. .- Special. -ln
this week' Issue of his newspaper, the
Columbus Teleprsm Krtgsr Howard, over
his own signature, editorially propounds
very embarrassing questions to Mr.
Miti-twvH'k. He writes aw follows:
.k Mr. Hitchcock raised the cry
The friendship of Gilbert M Hitchcock
for people of every faith and nationality
is largely mythical. Mr. Hitchcock tins
made upon svernl occasions pretension
i of friendship toward the Jewish people, hut!
I., .,!. . ...... i
ni'nr .n iimi iiiriui'f'in l me wioHnil
Hel rew club have found it necessary to
protest to the editor of the World-Herald
because of ad vertisements which have ap
peared in that paper.
Advertisements coming from a source
outside, of Omaha which were distinctly
and unmlstnkeahly meant to be offensive
to the Jewish people appeared !n the
TVorld-IIerald In November. KK, and Mr.
Hitchcock received from a committee of
the Omaha Hebrew club a lettor asking
him that the of fens he not rcpeuted. The
communication was slum-d by 'William
Castleman. M r.. Woolfson. M. niank.
L'r. R. II. Chedeck and A. Kaplan.
Mr. Hitchcock sent ilies men a reply
statin that the offense would not he re
pented, hut It was repeated, and before
two months had passed 11 similar slurtinc
advertisement was allo'ved to appear In
h! columns. It was c'ident to the mem-
hers of the Hebrew club that their protest j
I nan encnen only a promise ana tnnt no
Thirty-Eight States See Lines Drawn!
for Great Battle of
Most Significant Off -Year Fight Seen j
for Years.
Many Minor Questions to Affect the
Main Outcome.
I'.allinates Made by New York and I
( hlcaao Newspapers t.lve Dem
ocrats Lead In Lower
at I had mutilated some of the notes he effective orders had ever been given out
of the checks he received
bh e and som
when he got the money from the state
Why does he not publish an engraving
of the original notes and checks? He ha
the originals In his possesion. It Is now
fourteen days since I asked him to publish
engravings of the originals. Surely if I
have been guilty of anything of that kind
Mr. Hitchcock could immediately catch me
at It.
The fait is thai Mr. Hitchcock Is power
less to prove his assertions. The engrav
ings which I published in The Omaha Bee
and Lincoln Journal were taken from the
io-tcinal Dhotographs. The same engravings
appear In the Teles-ram this week. Mr.
Hitchcock did not know that I had any
photographs of his letters, notes and chocks
with reference to the borrowing of the
slate money. He bulldozed Hartley Into
sivlii him back all the originals. Had he
known photographs had been taken he
would not have been so bold In calling me
a liar. Now he la In a desperate situation.
He lias confessed that he did have deal
ings with Hartley, after swearing that he
never had such dealings. He has con
fessed that he received moner from Bart
ley, after swearing that he never secured
a cent of money from him. Having 'con
fessed so much, what shall we now say
when in the last hours of the campaign he
still pleads that the records of his shame
have been mutilated, while steadfastly re
fusing to grant my i-equeat of him to pub-)
lis!) the originals?
Dnasi He Dare Not.
'If the man Is innocent, why does he. not
' s.tHblixtl nls Innocenoe' by lotting thH peoplS
see all tho original evidences of his dealings
with Hartley?
"It Is because he dare not. Every move
he makes plunges him deeper and deeper
Into the intra of his own shame. That Is
why 1 asked him to print engravings of all
tho written transactions he had with Bart
lev. Jt gave hlin a chance to clear his
. . .4 ! Bth him In nrint
SKITIB. I uixi y-.ita tt.v.. ...... - ,
In his own newspaper engravings of all
letters and all writings connected with the
borrowing of the state money. He has
published only one letter. That was the
letter he blackmailed Hartley Into giving
hlin when he settled his Srt.Ort) account with
Hartley, as late as 1!X, paying Hartley only
S1.O0O In full settlement of the Sti.OOO which
ho Justly owed to the state treasury.
"Why has Hitchcock refused to publish
Vie original evidences of his own srullt?
"That question can be best answered by
asking another question:
"Who ever knew a criminal to produoe
In court any evtdenoe against himself?"
More "l)r" Letters.
The Telegram prints a cartoon made by a
local artist showing Hitchcock In the act
of burglarising his way into the I'nlted
Stales senate with Hartley s 83,000 loan
sticking out of his pocket with this addi
tional explanation:
"We can Imagine the men who are stand
ing Just Inside the senate door, waiting for
Hitchcock to break In. The one most
anxious to welcome Hitchcock to the senate
Is Lorlmer of Illinois. He wears upon his
brew the brand of shame, placed there by
the fact that his seat was purchased with
the money of the big trusts and the crimi
nal corporations. I x rimer would rejoice If
the people of Nebraska would elect a bird
of hta own feather to alt beside him In the
"It is up to the people of Nebraska to
ay whether or not our state and the demo
oratlo party of Nebraska ahall be dis
graced by sending Joe Hartley's partner to
Join Lorlmer In the national senate. No
democrat who lores his party can afford
to cast his vote In favor of a man whose
election would be a lasting dlsgraoe and
ahamo to the democratic party.
"Mr. Hitchcock Is now sending thousands
of personal letters to the voters In IMatte
county, appealing for their votes. In each
letter he addresses the man to whom the
letter Is sent very affectionately as 'My
IVur Mr. Brown," 'My Iar aw. Jones,'
nd my dear' everybody. It will be re
membered that he always addressed Joe
l.artley In the same affectionate terms.
But thoe 'dear' letters will not catch any
fish In Platte county. The people of Platte
tounty do not belong to the sucker family."
They Paid It Hsrk.n
There are ether articles In the paper
bearing on the same subject, one, beaded,
"They Paid It Back," as follows:
In lssf.. following the hot-wind scourge
In Nebraska, the legislature loaned from
the state treasury a few thousand dollars
o farmers who could not buy seed wheat
nd oats for that year's sowing.
"The record reads that every farmer In
Nebraska has paid back to the state treas
ury the money he borrowed front the state.
."Mr. Hitchcock still owes to the state
money, principal and Interest, more than
16.0UO a this time, money that he borrowed
from Stale Treasurer Hartley.
"Is the law of the state made to make
farmers pay back the money they bor
rowed from the atate treasury, while per
mitting men of the Hitchcock kind to re
pudlate their drbta due the atate trasury?
"V hat do you think of It. boys you who
struggled through that awful Mlluation In
14 and 18SS? Think It over, boys. Did
the farmers do right whoa they paid bark
the money they had borrowed from the
stale treasury, or la Hitchcock doing right
In the World-Herald office to prevent
further offenses.
Mr. Hitchcock's effectiveness as a keeper
of promises has been as evident In his
efforts to help forelRn born cltlrens In
In thirty-eight states the political armies
are drawn up for the buttle w hich will be
decided Tuesday, and which, in many re
spect", Is the most Important off-year fiplit
the country has seen In ninny years. Not
only are state officers to be elected, and a
new congress to be chosen, but It Is the
general belief that tho lines on which the
nstlonal campaign of 1'.tl2 will be fought
will be determined and to a large extent
the men who are to head the next national
tickets will be Indicated by the results of
i the battle of ballots Tuesday.
Governors and full state tickets are to
affairs at the Immigration office. Bequests I be chosen In twenty-eight states.
for aid from him as congressman from th s Judges of the supreme court, railroad
district have never resulted In anything
but disappointment. Senator Bnrkett has
been an active and useful friend to people
of every birth and religion and he has been
Instrumental In helping his constituents
when they were Interested In cases of de
portation and discrimination among newly
arrived Immigrants.
Senator Burkett In all cases In which
demands to help representatives of any
nation or creed has always responded to
the best of his ability. , Mr. Hitchcock's
responses have been pretenses and he has
accomplished nothing.
Minnesota Girls
Become Robbers
In Stillwater, Clara Jeremy and Clara
Boyd Confess to Looting Nine
8TILLWATER, Minn., Nov. (I. (Special
Telegram.) Clara Jeremy, aged 1 years,
daughter of John Jeremy, widely known
as "Fisherman John." and Clara Beyl. aged
U, daughter. of the lata Qua .Beyl, whow ai
drowned at St. Paul a few years ago, are
alleged by Chief of Police Barnes to have
confessed to him the robbery of nine
dwellings In this city In a period of three
days from October 18 to 21 last
Although the robbery of only three of
the houses was reported to the chief, the
girls are said to have told of entering six
other residences. The taking of large quan
tities of Jewelry and household linen has
Clara Jeremy was found by Chief Harnen
at her home In Stillwater and the Hoy I girl
was Interviewed by Mr. Barnes at the home
of George Wallace In St. Paul. The police
have not decided what further action will
be taken.
commissioners and other state officials are
to be elected In thirty-eight states. Maine.
Vermont, Arkansas and Georgia have held
their elections, but the two latter states
on Tuesday will elect their representa
tives. In Indiana state officials, except gov
ernor, will be elected.
The terms of thirty United States sena
tors wllld expire March 3, next.
The democrats In South Carolina and
Louisiana have the easiest ' time In this
election, for they have the field to them
selves, as the republicans did not bother
to put up tickets.
Some Side Issues,
The prohibition party has tickets In j
twenty-rive states, the socialists in
thirty-four states and the socialist-labor
In eight states. Several Independent parties
are making hard fights in different sec
tions, among them being the American
party, which Is antl-Mormon.Mn X'tah.
New York and Pennsylvania are In the
lead with six full tickets each. Nine states
have five tickets and a majority in four.
The prohibitionists are fighting with full
tickets In twenty-five states.
Woman suffrage Is attracting attention
in only a few states and those mainly In
the west. Oklahoma, South Dakota and
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Lodging House at 718 South Four
teenth Street Swells Registra
tion Lists.
Stronghold of "Jeffersonian Democ
racy" is Discovered.
I Republicans Take Sunday for a Day
of P.est.
Henewed A rtlill) loln In MnVlns
Invest ianllon of Kraudnlent Hea
Istratlon Prosecution tVlll
Folio v .
Washington will vote directly on the ques
dun of giving oiniT the"bariot. In Oregon
a proposed amendment to the constitution
grants to all tax payers, regardless of sex,
the right to vote.
Aftermath of Speech is Factional
Anger Among Democrats.
Bryan's Friends Highly Chaerrlned
Over Way World-Herald "Hurled"
Ileport One Dfmormt Says
Incident Will peart.
.The most significant aftermath of the
anti-Dahlman meeting arranged for Bryan
by the Hitchcock local managers is a
Numerous proposed constitutional amend- i bitter tasto In the mouths of the mayor's
menu of various kinds are to be sub- friends. And Bryan's warm admirers, too,
mltted In many states. Prohibition Is an r exceeding sore. Mr. Hitchcock's ifapor
Issue In Florida. Missouri and Oregon, and
In those states proposed amendments to the
constitution prohibiting the manufacture
and sain of Intoxicating liquors will be
voted on. In Texas the Incoming legis
lature will submit to the voters for ap
proval or rejection a constitutional amend
ment providing for prohibition. Oklahoma
will vote Incidentally on a proposed con-
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
Overlooked Testimonials V
threw the studied and written cut denunci
atlon of Pahlinan into the waste basket
and burled the whole account of the meet
ing on an obscure Inside page.
This maneuver, while angering the local
democrats still standing by Bryan, has
not placated the Pahlman managers. One
of the mayor's friends at the meeting
served notice of their feeling toward
Bryan by shouting, "We'll show you where
you get off at next Tuesday!"
Now the resentment of many of the hot
test Dahlman men has spread to Include
Hitchcock. By putting two and two to
gether, the Dahlmanltes have reached the
logical conclusion that Bryan was brought
here to boost Hitchcock and knock
Pahlman, and they axe determined to
"It was disgusting to hear the whine of
regret for the breaking of a twenty years'
friendship that Bryan let out of him when
he swung his meul axe on Dahlman," said
a close friend of the mayor. "The
crocodile tears In his voice did not make
a bit with anybody who knows Bryan for
Just what he Is, an egotistical lngrate, In
vulnerable alike to gratitude or any
admonition of political sanity.
"These are strong terms, but mark you
that Mr. Bryan gave his most forceful In
dorsement, a few moments before, to the
three great qualifications Hooaevelt has set
forth as necessary In a public servant. 'In
telligence, honesty and courage were tne
Roosevelt words that Bryan rolled over his
tongue and almost In the next breath he
was tearing a passion to tatters In a ful
some eulogy of Congressman Hitchcock,
Bartley's partner In the treasury looting.
What a travesty on the words of the chair
man Introducing Bryan as the greatest
moral teacher In 600 yearsl
"What Is honesty? Is It a disposition to
welch" at every opportunity on the pay
ment of Just debts? If we were to give
Hitchcock the benefit of the doubt and ad
mit he got Bartley's own money, then In
the name of honesty, wasn't there all the
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j cast my iirst presidential vote it was in Omaha and tor .James! he was rich for the tight up Baruey held
CI. Blaine. On that occasion a young man stepped up to me while1 on hl ieJln lth ""t;hcock when
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bringing disgrace on his family name?
"Intelligence Is surely a quality Bryan
must have thought his hearers lacked.
What courage does It take to take silvan
A Few Good Reasons Why
OMAHA, Nov. (. Gilbert M. Hitchcock Dear Sir: I am in
receipt of yours of November 4, asking for a personal vindication
at the hands of the people of Omaha and soliciting my support.
I shall not comply with your request for many reasons.
First I believe you guilty, as charged. You have not
answered the accusation except in a puerile way and j-our excuses
would only be accepted by the extreme partisan or an idiot.
Second If you were innocent of using state money, you are
guilty, by your own confession, of accepting money from Joseph
b. Jiartley when you were m hnaneial distress and this debt you
repudiated, and you admit that you repudiated it.
My dear sir, there is no statute of limitation for an honest
man and there is no hiding behind a foreclosed first, second or
third mortgage with the man who receives and appreciates a
kinduess, when he, at a later date, becomes able to make good.
Third I have never believed you sincere.
I, like you, have lived in Omaha a good many years and I
have not forgotten how you came to become a democrat. "When
Attorney VVayman
is Charged with
Fixing Jury
Chicago Has a Sensation in Which a
Public Prosecutor is Forced Into
Court to Answer Charges.
CHICAGO, Nov. 6. (Special Telegram.)
State.. Attorney Wayman waa put on trial
before the nrlevance committee of the Chi
cago Bar association today on the charges
of Jury fixing made ngalnat htm by Attor
ney Charles K. Krbsteln and Arthur Mc
Brlde. It was a strange and anomolous situation,
absolutely unprecedented In the legal an
nals of the county, for only a few hours
before Krbstein and Mc-Urlde had surrend
ered and given bond1 for J1U.000 on charges
of conspiracy, based on the very accusa
tions they were pressing before the bar
committee. McBrlde took the stand as the
first witness and pointed out Way man, as
a jury briber. He told of meeting Wayman
during the trial of George Katz, two years
ago, before Wayman became prosecutor.
Ho said Wayman took him to a barrel
house, drank whiskey and urged him to
j bribe a Juror In the KaU case. He then
testified that he did "fix" this Juror, and
the result was a verdict of acquittal for
Wayman's client.
The name of the Juror Wayman Is alleged
to have "fixed" through Mclirlde was fin
ally brought out after an hour's argument.
McBrlde sutd it was Frank Ware, the com
mittee ordering him to reply to the ques
tions as to the name after repeated objec
tions by Attorney Krbsteln. It was stated
that a lawyer and two detectives were sent
by Krbsteln to the Pacific coast yesterday
to bring Ware back to Chicago, when the
trial will be resumed and sensational ex
posures are expected.
Senator Active in Efforts to Secure
Educational Improvements.
Theory of Measare to Prepare Teach
ers lniiHfletI to lve Instruc
tions In Agriculture and
Home lkloa".
71S South
T1S South
71S Pout 'i
71 Pouti
718 South
718 South
I was standing in line at the polls, handed me a republican ticket
and urged me to start my political life right by voting that ticket.
That young man was you, Mr. Hitchcock.
Iter you started a little newspaper which you called the ,
"World, and which claimed to be independent in politics it j wans?
was not it was republican until vou were defeated in the Fourth t whi Thio ""f-
ward for the position of councilman, when you suddenly became ! "! TJlbrmT'aTif TSoenTc"
a democrat OVer niffht and VOU have been abusino- and Hitchcock It will be because the
.. !,. J U.J il i.i; i I itahlman men have a pusillanimous streak committee took action on the mutter and
lu,m"S HMWiawru MUl iae rrpuUHCilll tOTVl mHVOr may try to .um tne the candidate was withdrawn. This year
Ironi that (lay tO tlllS. tlde against Hitchcock, but there are enough
rwi, :..! e l. Vi: o . . , Dahlman men who will want a crack at
.1 uc imui-iijira w me rtriuuwvi.u pai ly ttie Uie bHIlie lOliay;,,, Iiryan and Hitchcock for their cow-
uch work
Operation for Appendicitis Prevents
the Mnger from Appearing; In
Opera In Paris.
PARIS, Nov. 6 (Special Cablegram.)
Because of ill-health, Mile. I.lna Cav
allerl (Mrs. Robert Chanler) was forced
to cancel her engagement to sing to
night the leading rote In Thasls. at the
Grand opera house. Her condition Is not
thought to be serious, but It Is probable
that It will be some time before the
singer Is able to appear.
Her Illness Is the result of her recent
operation for appendicitis, which left her
In a weakened condition and this was
further augmented by a severe cold.
iF'rnm a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. fi. (Special.)
Among Senator Burkett s activities In con
gress l.ave been his efforts to secure 1m
provements In our educational system.
Three years ago he introduced a bill to
place agricultural and Industrial work In
the normal schools of the country. This
hill provided that each of the 150 state
normal schools of the I'nlted States should
have from fci.oou to J15.0U0 annually, ac
cording to the sljse of the school, to sup
port a department of agriculture and a
department of Industrial education, also
education In home milking. The theory
of his hill was to prepnro teachers quail-
fled to give Instruction in agriculture and
homo making In schools for the country
youth and to prepare teachers to give
economics to the city youth.
The state normal school people nat
urally took this hill seriously and have
urged senators and congressmen In their
respective states to pass It. When the
bill came to be discussed It was found
that agricultural education and education
In the Industries were becoming so popular
that the bill has been gradually broadened
so as to Include secondary schools. At
last Senator Burkett and others took hold
of the matter in the committee on agri
culture In the senate nnd made a very
broad and comprehensive vocational edu
cation bill and placed It on the senate
calendar with the committee's recommenda
tion that It pass. This bill, now before
the senate, not only provld-s that agri
culture, home economics and the trades
and Industries shall be taught In the -state
normal schools, but that money be ap
propriated with which the high schools of
the country shall offer studies along
these lines to all the youth of the land.
Senator Burkett and his associates realize
that the acts of congress In 1M2 and 1RS7
establishing the state colleges of agricul
ture and mechanic arts and the state ex
periment stations did a great deal of good.
They see also that these colleges are now
mainly devoted to higher education In
agriculture and In relation to the Industrial
vocations. They also assert that one of
these colleges in each state can accommo
date only a very small fraction of the
farm and city youth who need education In
.leffersonlan voMer from 715 South Four
teenth street;
Joseph l'.Mttlglln. democi at.
Fourteenth street.
Munzio Cortehe, democrat.
Fourteenth street
Alflo Cortese, democrat. 7!i South Four
teenth street.
I.ulgl Caveieil. democrat, 71S South Four
teenth slrect.
Tony Iugostu. democrat, 71S South Four
teenth street.
Alflo IMmanio, democrat, 71S South Foui -
teentll street.
Antonio Falcone, democrat, 718 South
Fourteenth street.
(lulseppe I'iuooclilaio, democrat, Ws
South Fourteenth street.
Salvator Guiannt, democrat.
Fourteenth street.
Rosarlo Grasso. democrat.
Fourteenth street.
Uulseppe MHlpeldi, democrat.
Fourteenth street.
Sebastiano Mangandro, democrat.
South Fourteenth street.
Gulseppe Noclta, democrat.
Fourteenth street.
Gulseppe iNturo,
Fourteenth street.
Francesco Nlgro,
Fourteenth street,
Glldunnl Scalzo.
Fourteenth street.
Bletro Santo, democrat.
teentll street.
Vinoenxo Stratsula, democrat, 718 South
Fourteenth street.
Santaro Salerno, democrat. 718
Fourteenth street.
IMelro Alhl, democrat, 718 South
teentll street.
Salvatore Clrco, democrat, 718
Fourteenth street.
Angelo Calalero, democrat, 711
Fourteenth street
Jaetna 'Coco, democrat, 71JPoi4Lh Four
teenth street.
Sebantlano Castantlno, demoorat, 718
South Fourteenth street
Tony stantliio, democrat, 7IS South
Fourteenth street.
Tony Curclo, democrat. 71S South Four
teenth street.
Antono Falco, democrat, 718 South Four
teenth street.
I.ucias Franco, democrat, 718 South Four
teenth street.
Joe Franglmore, democrat, 718 South
Fourteenth street.
Sam Helano, democrat, 71S South Four
teenth street.
Mateo Battsglia, democrat. 718 South
Fourteenth street.
Sum Morando, democrat, 718 South Four
teenth street.
Carmolo Manglamelo, democrat, 718 South
Fourteenth street.
Tony l'anello, democrat, 718 South Four
teenth street.
Sebastiano Pugnarelll,
! South Fourteenth street.
Francesco I'aneblanco,
South Fourteenth street.
Salvatore Kuma, democrat,
Fourteenth street.
Cullagls Homano, democrat. 718
Fourteenth street.
Vlncenzo Ham on la, democrat, 718
Fourteenth street.
Gulet-eppe Sacco, democrat, 718
Fourteenth street.
1'letro Sargonl, democrat, 718 South Four,
teenth street.
Antonio Vollxlo, democrat, 718 South
Fourteenth street.
democrat, 718 South
democrat, 718 South
democrat, 718 South
718 South Foui-
democrat, 718
democrat, 718
718 South
(Continued on Second Pitge.)
Will Hitchcock Put it Back?
In a Nutshell.
St. Paul Republican.
Nine years ago G. M. Hitchcock brought
charges that a candidate on the repub
lican ticket had borrowed money from d
faultlng State Treasurer Hartley. It pre
sented glaring headlines calling the re
publican party and this candidate "part
ners of Hartley." The republican state
as when you solicited my vote for James (. Blaine. They haveia'y double dealing to make su
not changed and I submit that if there was nothing else against .."dlocrat! fu" .w.
your record mat a man wno is so seliish as to throw to the winds
all hs and his family owe to a gTeat political party, repudiating
its principles for which you and yours had previously contended,
just because you were unsuccessful in your political aspirations
such a man is, to say the least, too narrow and too small to be
entrusted with national legislation. v
Xo, sir, Mr. Hitchcock if the rest of the people of Omaha
and the state of Nebraska feel about you es I do, instead of your
receiving a vindication at their hands they will bury you under
an avalanche of negative votes. Yours truly,
E. Ii. WOODS, 540 llamge Building.
O. M. Hitchcock Is a candidate for the
refused to ask his retirement. This In a
nutshell Is the Hitchcock matter. What do
the people think of It?
as but a
sample of many. At the gathering or the
democratic county committee Sunday after
noon In the Paxton mutterlngs, not loud
but deep, were easily to be heard among
the mayor's frlendr.
The Hitchcock men are singing: "We got
him where we want him now," concern
ing Bryan. His Indorsement of Hitchcock
was unequivocal, without any sort of qual
ification. Bryan actually seemed to have
fuig'Xton the severe Btrictures he had
made on the editor-congressman so re
cently, and he Issued full pardon for the
serious Indictment of the Hartley disclos
ures. This brought wondering comment
tContlnued on 6econd Faga)
Koraethlng Hotten There.
Albion News.
Mr. Hitchcock admits he borrowed money
of State Treasurer Hartley. The money Mr.
Hartley loaned while he was state treasurer
proved to be state money, and ha was un
able to get It back to repay the Btate. It's
u lame argument for Mr. Hitchcock to kv
I tilted States senate. He was charged by u waa uuey, private money which he
EdKar Howard, a leading democratic editor j borrowed. Anyhow, what could have been
of the state, with having borrowed money tno exlHtlng conditions which would lead
from ex-State Treasurer Hartley and never ,h pUnI1her. of tne 1(.adlll democratic
having paid It buck. His answer was ln,,,aler ln the ate to uo , a repubUclu
effect that he had never had any dealings , 8tut(J offlcla, for favor of mm k(n(,
witu caniey anu puim uiau ui.i
was a liar. Howard printed some of the
photographs, showing letters, note and
checks which passed between Hitchcock
and Hartley, and Hitchcock the acknowl
edged that he had borrowed money
from Hartley, but that he thought It
was private money. The note outlawed
while Hartley was In the penitentiary and
Hitchcock refused to pay It, settling for a
few cents on the dollar, making a stipu
lation of the settlement that be was to re
ceive back all his papers. Hut Hartley had
them photographed without Hitchcock's
knowledge. The democratic state commit
tee refuted to act. refused to investigate,
Obviously, the grim and weather-beaten
brick building at 718 South Fourteenth
street Is a stronghold of Jeffersonian
democracy, leastwise the foregoing list of
forty-two dyed-ln-the-wool democrats would
not have registered from there as voters ln
the forthcoming election.
The chances are that Mr. Oulseppe Pln
occhlaro, Mr Francesco I'aneblanco, Mr.
Sebastiano Pugnarelll, and others from 718
South Fourteenth street could not today,
If asked, tell the difference between the
Monroe doctrine and Dr. Cook's North pole
expedition, and for all they know of Ameri
can history, Thomas Jefferson may have
been stabbed to death by Aaron Burr In a
poker game yet they registered for the
purpose of helping the people of Nebraska
elect publlo officers.
Are neal Tendrrfeet.
It Is even doubtful If these Fourteenth
street democrats know whether Bert Hitch
cock, William Jennings Bryan, Tom Flynn,
flick Metcalfe or Admiral Dewey won the
battle of Manila bay, and for all they know,
tho Alamo may bo located at Sheridan,
Wyo., Instead of San Antonio, Tex. More
over, It Is perhaps a matter of doubt with
them whether Hitchcock ever Intended to
put the money back, and It Is quite likely
that they think Joe Hartley was sheriff of
Dawes county instead of state treasurer.
An American tenderfoot In Italy would
be Just as unsophisticated, and considering
the brief sojourn of these Fourteenth street
Jef fersonlans In the I'nlted States, It is no
reflection on their Intelligence to say that
they are wholly uninformed as to the is
sues of the campaign In which they have
registered as voters.
As already told ln The Bee, It Is freely
admitted In and around 718 South Four
teenth s'reet that a large crowd of home
sick Italian laborers are assembled there
awaiting preliminaries Incident to making
the return trip to Italy. They are recent
arrivals In the I'nlted States, and falling
to this couniiy they are going back
to their nutlve land within the next ten
days or two weeks at leaat that Is the In
formation given to a Bee reporter by the
shoe on Othr Foot.
Blue Springs Sentinel.
Of course It waa all wrong to catch
would-be Senator Hitchcock in assisting
Hartley to steal the ermanent school fund
of the stale, when Hitchcock tells It, but
when Goold, who was man enough to pay
his buck, became a candidate on the re
publicua: ticket, he had committed a hlen
ous offense, according to this same Hitch
cock, who repudiated his debt and who now
wants the voters of the Siate to throw ! man In charge of the macaroni store which
about hlin a mantle of charity and send I occupies one of the ground floor rooms of
him to the United Slate senate. jtne bulhllng at 718 South. Fourteenth street.