Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1908 Page: 4 of 8
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WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
For Vice President
JOHN WORTH KERN, of Indiana.
For United States Senator
THOMAS PRYOR GORE.
For Congressman, Fifth District
S. W. HUTCHIN.
TAFT ON GUARANTEE LAW
IN his letter of acceptance, Candidate Taft expresses
* a positive opinion on only one subject. That is
the guaranty of bank deposits. On all other ques-
tions dealt with, Candidate Taft qualifies bis opinions
by "possibly," or "probably," or "it may be," but on
the bank" deposits guarantee law, he has no mental
reservations. He is absolutely and uncompromising-
ly opposed to tho plan, and he gives as his only reas-
on that it will eueourage "wild cat banking" and per-
mit the dishonest individual to go into the banking
business and steal the deposits at the expense of hon-
est bankers who will have to make good the loss.
Candidate Taft seems to go on the assumption that
when the law guarantees the safety of the bank de-
posits, it at the same time insures immunity from
criminal prosecution to the banker who wrecks his
bank. The bank deposit guarantee law, had such a
one been in effect nationally, would not have kept
John It. Walsh from going to the penitentiary for
stealing five million dollars from his depositors, but
it would have prevented an inestimable amount of
heart burnings, and actual suffering among the thous-1
ands of depositors of his bank, by making the other
national banks of the United States each contribute a
small sum to pay off the depositors in full.
In reality, a bank deposit guarantee law would in
itself be one of the best means of preventing "wild
cat banking." No national bank was ever wrecked
or robbed from the inside without the corresponding
banks with which it daily did business, having an ink-
ling of what was going on. I nder the present sys-
tem of banking, the honest banker does not feel that
it is his business to see that the dishonest banker be-
haves himself. With a bank deposit guaranty law in
effect, every banker who is held liable to contribute
to the fund is immediately constituted a committee of
one to see that the other fellow runs his bank accord-
ing to law, for he realizes that if the other fellow is
allowed to conduct an illegal or dishonest banking
business, that he will have to contribute his own good
money to help pay off the deposits of the dishonest
banker. Under a general guaranty law a banker who
suspicions his fellow banker of wrong dealings, would
get busy immediately and get a bank examiner after
the fellow suspected.
SEEKING TO MUDDY THE WATERS
^17IIY don't the partisan republican newspapers of
* Oklahoma point out some specific instance in
which the Democratic administration has been neg-
lectful of the best interests of the people, instead of
harping o n generalities and making unfounded
charges against certain officials ? The people of Okla-
homa are too well acquainted with the methods of the
republican press in manufacturing campaign lies
along about this season of the year to be interested in
anything but a plain statement of facts. If the Dem-
ocratic administration has been recklessly extrava-
gant in the expenditure of public moneys, if any of
the Democratic officials have proven dishonest or in-
competent, or if any of the provisions of the state
constitution or the enactments of the first legislature
have proven harmful to the people's interests, then
the Democratic party can be charged with these short-
comings and it is the duty of the republican press of
the state to point them out.
Instead of standing on your hind legs and howl-
ing about the constitution driving capital out of the
state, or legislation that will ruin business interests
already established here, just point to one instance
where a provision of the constitution has kept a dol-
lar from being invested in Oklahoma, or a law on onr
statute books has worked a hardship on a single hon-
est institution. One concrete illustration of this kind
will have more weight with the voters of Oklahoma
than all the clap-trap and innuendo without any facts
to back it up.
PLATFORM OR LETTER WHICH
IS Candidate Taft running for president on the plat-
' form adopted by the Republican convention at Chi-
cago, or is he running on his letter of acceptance
read at Cincinnati, Ohio?
If I'aft is running on the Chicago platform, why
does he in his letter of acceptance see/r to enlarge
that platform by adding to it the direct election of
1 nited States senators, the publicity of campaign
contributions, the physical value of railroads, and re-
forms in the application of the writ of injunction
which were absolutely rejected by a vote of ten to one
by the convention which adopted the Chicago plat-
If Candidate Taft is running for president on his
letter of acceptance, why does he accept a nomina-
tion on a platform which he does not approve in that
'llie people of the I'nited Stales are entitled to
/mow which document Taft is running on. Tliey
are also entitled to /now which document he will
stand on after election, if by any chance he should be
elected. Will he stand on the republican platform
which was dictated by Wall street and the special in-
terests, tr will he stand on his letter of acceptance,
which is nothing, more or lets than a mil A* and water
imitation of the strong and virile declaration of prin-
ciples adopted by the Democratic party at Denver?
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SrisseiuuE to the Bryan campaign fund.
Tins is certainly democratic year, and all should
aid as much as possible in a financial way.
• I MAKE THE LOWEST
In a great number of districts, where the present
representatives were out for re-election, they were
turned down hy democracy.
It begins to loo/r as if several republican stand-
patters will do their standpatting at home hearafter
instead of in the halls of Congress.
Evehytuiv; looks very favorable for Democratic
success this fall.
S. W. Hi-n iii.n will represent Cleveland county
in the next legislature.
The ex-Coufederate Veterans
reunion at Sulphur this week.
held their annual
We have appointed E. M. Evans, cashier of the
Security State Ban/,', as trustee. All who wish to see
liryan elected as president, should leave tfteir dollar-
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Tiik rain of j esterday afternoon was worth thous-
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s. a New State Map FREE „
It ta/.es dollars to conduct a campaign. Every
democrat that possibly can, should subscribe at least
$1.00 to the Bryan campaign fund.
The rumor is not confirmed by private Secretary
Loeb that President Roosevelt was "de-lighted" on
learning of the remission of the 0f
The Roosevelt deficit for last month has passed
the $20,000,000 mark. This is nearly double the de-
ficit for the same period last year and year before,
and this is also the last year of Mr. Roosevelt's ad-
Andy Stewart, the would-be boss of the Demo-
cratic party in Greer county, who made the race for
state senator, was elected to stay at home. The de-
mocracy treated him right, for it would never have
done to send bim to the state capital as an official.
/ LEXINGTON LEADER ,
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hot bargains on same
Don't buy a PIANO until you figure
B. G. CLARK
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your neighbors: if not, tell us.
Kenedy's hazative cough syrup is the
one that children like so well to take
as it tastes nearly as well as maple
sugar. It is ditierent from the others
as it does not constipate, but on the
other!,and it acts gently yet f.eeelv on
■ he bowleg and thereby it drives'the
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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1908, newspaper, August 14, 1908; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110325/m1/4/: accessed November 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.