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RRV1N A POLITICIAN NOT A
STATESMAN. ing thousands of dollars in improve
V. J. Bryan is a politician, pure and ments, during the coming summer, this I
Kntrrnl at tha poatoffioa at Plattfrnouth, CaM
Ccunty. Nbnuka. a wcond-rlaM mail mattrr.
city will be a lively place. A new
trade train will also add much to the
A. L. Tidd, Editor.
R. 0. Watters, Manager.
, RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
It is well nigh 1 4
On Taat In Adraoea.
riattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
What is the difference
'clippering" and "clipper?"
Do VOU known how to boost? Well,
just boost, don't knock. Anybody can
knock, but it takes somebody to boaBt.
The new firm of Falter & Thierolf
are making some splendid improve
ments on their building next door to
the First National Bank.
Why not macadamize Chicago, Lin
coln and Washington avenues? Why
not commence this work this year? It
can be done just as well as not. It is a
work of necessity and must be done
teooner or later.
Don't you think it is about time to
take the city government out of poli
tics? A good clean, practical, and up
right man for mayor should be the
slogan this spring. A man in whom
every citizen should have the utmost
confidence. If is not so much a matter
of policies as of business sense and
judgment. Select a man, who will not
even be suspected of being a grafter.
THE SECRETARY OF
Whether Secretary Wilson will be a
member of Mr. Taft's Cabinet has not
yet been announced. But in any event
ho has made a historic place for him
self. James Wilson was born on a farm in
Bouthwest Scotland, one side of which
dipped into the waters of the Atlantic.
He went swimming, tended the sheep,
plowed the field, and imbibed the agri
cultural philosophy of that country till
he was Bixteen years old. After a few
years in Connecticut, he went to cen
tral Iowa more thun fifty years ago.
lie soon began to "earn a farm." Ex
cept for the small profits from a saw
mill, he earned enough to buy a farm
When he was about thirty-five years
old, the farmers sent him to the State
Legislature. But when the legislature
was not in session he still took the
"down row" behind the wagon. He
placed Robert's Rules of Order on the
end gate of the wagon-box and mas'
tered its principles of parliamentary
procedure and practically committed its
language to memory. He soon became
Speaker of the House.
The farmers then sent him to Con
gress, and a newspaper man, in his
effort to distinguish between him and lows."
simple, but lacking in the qualifications
of a statesman. There is a distinction
and a difference between the politician enterprise of the city
and the statesman. The politician is i certain that we shall have a
full of temporary expedients; the states- alfalfa mill. And, there is a proba
man of eternal principles. Mr. Bryan ! bility that a new interurban railway
showed himself to be the politician in may be built.
his advocacy of the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.
The politician deems himself the center
of the ystem of government; the
statesman regards himself as but one
of the lights revolving around the gov
ernmental center. Mr. Bryan has
shown himself to be a politician by fore- j
ing the democratic party to nominate
him three times for the presidency; and
by grooming himself for the fourth
nomination in 1912. The politician
thinks of himself; the statesman of his
country. The politician feeds upon his
country; the statesman dies for it. The
politician acts for the present; the
statesman labors for the future. The
politician is inspired by love of self ;the
statesman by loyalty to principle. Mr.
Bryan showed himself the politician,
by announcing in his famous Franklin
Square speech of August 30, 190G, in
favor of government ownership of rail
roads, and in less than a week disown
ing it. He said: "I have already reach
ed the conclusion that railroads partake
so much of the nature of a monopoly
that they must ultimately become pub
lic property and be managed by public
officials in the interest of the whole
community in accordance with the well
defined theory that public ownership is
necessary where competition is impos
sible." He has not advocated govern
ment ownership from that day to this
The politician is impelled by conveni
ence; the statesman by conscience. The
politician believes all men liars; the
statesman believes he can find good in
every man. Mr. Bryan has shown
himself the politician by several of hia
after-election speeches. The politician
reacheB his end by crawling, like Mr.
Bryan did with Roger C. Sullivan,
"Fingy" Conners, and Boss Murphy
of Tammany; the statcman walks with
eye gazing beyond the stars, and with
step which beats time to the very
music of the harps of God.
If vou own a few vacant lots or
acreage property near the edge of the
city, clear the brush off and sow it in
alfalfa. You can harvest from three
to four crops each year and it will pay
you at the rate of from $16 to $20 per
If you nre looking for any real sub
stantial legislation from this legisla
ture, then, you are up to a case of
misplaced confidence. The legislature
have not yet, even, passed Senator
Bannings "squirred bill," nor "Run
nel" Bates, "gopher bill." Keep your
eye on the "Runnel's" gopher bill. . He
should tell us in his next letter to the
riattsmouth Journal, how he got his
"gopher bill" past those "shrewd fel-
"Kunncl," you'll not be wel-
Senator Wilson, also of Iowa, placed , corned home unless you get that
the name of his county in front of his "gopher bill" safely on the "stutoots"
name, and he is even yet "Tama Jim of Nebraska. The Journal is "real in
Wilson" in Iowa. His keen parlia-1 sistent" upon this measure,
mentary knowledge gained for him I
rapid promotion to the Committee on i mu, Bryan's corporation brewery
Rules. Upon his retirement from con-1 legislature of Lincoln confessed its ab- j
gress, he wrote about agricultuic. His ! 80iutc and utter lack of brains sufli
county paper made plates of his articles cjt,nt to prepare a bank guarantee
and supplied them to a hundred Iowa I jaw according to Mr. Bryan's and the
county papers. When, twenty years Denver platform specifications. The
ago. the Iowa State College at Ames!,,COpic remember how flippantly Mr.
made him the director of the State ! Brynn Hpoke last fall, of the simplicity
Experiment Station, his real career ! 0f a bank guarantee law. Mr. Bryan
REGULATING LIQUOR TRAOE.
Bejow we give a set of resolutions
unanimously adopted, at Louisville,
Ky., by a national liquor dealers
association called the Model License
TEXT OF RESOLUTIONS.
1. That as representatives of
the brewing, wine making and
distilling trades and of the whole
sale liquor dealers, saloon keepers,
innkeepers and members of collater
al trades, we protest against all in
temperance in the use of alcholic
beverages and against all lawless
ness of every sort whatsoever in
the of such beverages.
2. That intemperance is a curse;
every man who becomes intoxicated
should be arrested and prosecuted.
3. That treating, which is re
sponsible for so large a percentage
of involuntary intemperance, should
be opposed by public sentiment
and by every member of our trade.
4. That the licenses of all retail
liquor dealers who violate the law
should be cancelled.
5. That prohibition is un-American,
that it is opposed to the idea
of individual sovereignty and to
the spirit of our institutions;further
more, it must continue to be mere
ly a costly absurdity as long as it
prohibits only the manufacture and
sale of alcoholic beverages.
G. That when prohibition, wheth
er for the state or county, is sub
mitted to the people it should pro
hibit not only the sale, but the pur
chase, possession and use of wine,
beer and whisky.
7. That the county should not
be the unit in local option contests,
as it does not represent the Ameri
can principle of local selfgovern
ment. 8. That where prohibition is
adopted by a legislature or a people
the manufacturers or dealers in
beer, wine and whisky should be
compensated for investments made
prior to its passage in obedience to
the demand and under the sanction
of existing laws.
9. That the National Model Li
cense league reiterates its convic
tion that the sale of alcoholic bev
erages! can be properly regulated
by providing that licenses rhall re
new themselves each year until '
cancelled by a vote of the people.or
conviction of the violation of laws;
that no more licenses shall be issued
until the proportion is not more
than one for each of 5X) of popula
tion; that license fees shill not be
unreasonable or in the nature of a
penalty; that conviction under the
laws second offense shall cancel
the license and prevent the holder
from engaging in business again.
Some time ago Mr. C. A. Rawls, as
county attorney, attempted to enforce
a statute which is in perfect accord
with the third paragraph of the above
rosolutions. The attempt 3d prosecution
caused much furor among the local
dealers, and "booze" drinkers. The
national liquor dealers now denounce
this very thing. Mr. Rawls was de
nounced as a prohibition crank. The
national liquor dealers themselves now
say the thing he attempted was right.
"To err is human, to forgive is divine."
Our summer poods are now coming in and we
are busy marking them, getting them ready as
fast as we can. This week we wish to call your
attention to our Ginghams, as this year we are
in a position to offer to you Everett's Classics
Dress Ginghams for
8 1-2 cents per Yard
Seersuckers and Chambrays at 7c per yard.
Get an idea from a glance at our window.
Ready-to-wear Shirt Waists, Suits and Wrap
pers. We have a complete line of these in stock
high quality and perfect fit.
Watch this space for further announce
ments about our New Goods.
E. G. DOVEY . SON I
Will the returns of normal, or even
reasonable business activity bring an-
industries in which it is possible to se
cure some approximation to a monopoly,
and the number of possible monopolies
is very much smaller than it is usually
supposed to be. The few trusts that
have a natural monopoly or a working
approximation to a natural monopoly
may have a secure foundation. All
others are, like the rest of business
undertakings in the world, dependent
chiefly on a good management. Most
of the best managed will last one work
ing lifetime, perhaps two lifetimes, by
the momentum of success and by capa
ble managers that had the training of
their founders during the constructive
period of these undertakings. But theylljj
have no perpetual lease of life merely
because they are trusts.
The le?son that has been pretty
thoroughly learned by men of exper
ience is that the trust idea in itself is
not a safe idea. Mere bigness is not
strength. In many cases, perhaps in
most cases, it is a cause of weakness.
And the old theory that a big organi
zation can 3ave expenses merely be
cause it is big is not true beyend a cer
tain point. In every business there is
a unit of the most economical manage-
1 T K'
Eat here to their own great sat
isfaction and profit. Our lunch
from 11:30 to 1:30 meets most
wants of the man who looks for
easily and quickly digested food
tastily prepared and at a price
not prohibitive to one of ordinary
means. Plenty of variety. Glad
to see you any day.
DR. A. P. BARNES
tiegan. His optimism for agricultural
advancement his broad plans for the
development of research and instruc
tion, and his choice of men to carry out
his plans caused the Iowa Slate College
to gain and hold a place among the
leading agricultural colleges of the
had submitted his plan in writing, but
the legislature confessed its lack of
Buflicient intelligence to frame a bill in
accordance therewith and pass it. The
legislature voted to allow $M0 to pay
Judge Albert, a populist, of Columbus,
for the preparation of the bill. The
vorU. It was while he was at Ames j taxpayer must foot the bill, when they
that Preside it McKinley asked Senator . vote to elect the incompetent, ignorant,
Allison to name a man who combined and irresponsible to legislative offices.
the technique of the farmer with ex-
other riot of industrial organization?
Hardly. For, if a count were made of j ment, and that unit generally falls far
the ambitious combinations that were
launched during the prosperous years
that followed the panic of 1893, it
would show a long death-roll. Many
of them failed because the fundamental
conception on which they were based
was false; many of them because of in
competent management; and many of
them for other icason, such as a lack
of capital or unforeseen business con
ditions. From this experience, men
perience in public life in Washington.
"Little drops of water, little grains
When told that his old congressional , of 8illul. mkc the mghty ccean
friend, Wilson, had been several years , lhe wondrous land." It is not the
a professor in an agricultural college, ; Krcat thi,,Ks that l n ci,y. ,)Ui 8
he at once asked him to become a mem- 'constant and continuous building and
t of his first Cabinet and he has been developing. If every citizen of Platts
in the Cabinet ever since. moi,th 1,0 al1 ' l'n during this
taaa ytar for the general advancement of
The secretary's most characteristic j thc community, by the end of the year
habit of thought is to keep to the man j ci'y "!l0W marked tigr.s of im-
short of monopoly. In fact, it gen
erally coincides with the area of one
man's successful management.
For these reasons among others, an
others of ambitious industrial organiza
tion in large units is hardly to be
looked for. The opportunity for in
dividual success and for the success of
corporations that do not exceed in their
size the possibilities of individual or
group management,' under open com-
For Hot Fires Get Egenber
Sure satisfaction every time you light a fire if on
top of the kindling is ebony fuel from our yards.
It's heat and light giving and slate-free when it
leaves the mines, screened and cleaned again here
and served to you full weight and with celerity of
delivery. Order any way that suits you. Both
J. V. EGENBERGER
who works in
his "shirt sleeves."
provement. With the Nebraska Tele
phone company and the Plattmouth
who were active ten or fifteen years ! petition, is, perhaps, as great as it
ago learned much; and most men who ever was. This judgment leaves out
have money were active ten or fifteen ' of the reckoning, too, the influence of
year ago. Such men learned caution, ! governmental regulation to prevent the
but they learned more than caution- j restraint of trade; and this regulation
they learned one general principle of will become more and more effective
organization as well. I as we go on. - World's Work.
That general principle is this the The Rbove is the same theory of
law of comnetition has not been abol-1 trusts that the editor of this paper has
UiiednnditU not iroim? to be nbol-1 areued ever since 1!!K. It is only a I
ished. The trust idea is not of univer-1 question of time when they must dis
sal application. Its application is, in j integrate purely as an economical
fact, very limited. It cun be applied proposition. They must be controlled
1 with hope of permanent success only to 1 in the meantime.
CREAT CLEARING SALE
now going on at our store. Below we quote many
saving prices for the buyer. Buy now and be wise
Radiant home, former price $45 now $31 00
Sapphire Ihrd Coal Stove, formey price $42.50, now.... 30 00
German heater, soft or hard coal, former price $29.00... J19 .V)
Splendid Oak, nicely trimmed, former price $14.50 9 50
Gem Star Light Wood Stove former price $15.00 10 25
,Hound Oak, former price $19.00, now 13 50
H. L. ASEMISSEN & SON
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