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riattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
CITIZENS' AND REPUBLICAN
DR. E. D. CUMMINS.
C. G. FRICKE.
For Clerk -
E. J. R1CIIEY.
For Police Judge-
For School Board-
DR. C. A. MARSHALL.
II. N. DOVEY.
GEO. E. DOVEY.
J. I'. FALTER.
L. G. LARSON.
C. M. PARKER.
During the early years of this century
two men living in a great city of the
southwest epitomized so entirely much
of the good and most of the bad in our
municipal life that the story of. these
men, in so far as the story illustrates
the parable of politics in the great j
cities of the land, should be set down
here. One man was rich. He had a
family. His father was a personage in
the state and in the nation forty years
ago. The other man came up from the
people. He was no one in particular.
The rich man kept out of politics; he
was in business and society. He was a
pillar of society. The poor man went
into politics, perhaps with the idea that
some day he might become a pillar of
society. He went to the common coun
cil for the glory of it. To go he went
and asked the city boss to send him. A
city boss always helps men who are in
politics for the honor it brings. And
after the poor man had been in the
council for a time, he found-did this
common councilman- that to get results,
to get favors for his ward, he would
have to tie up with the "combine."
And the boss cinched up the girth of
his control on the common councilman
two holes when the common council-
man joined the gang. Then when the j
boss fixed it so that a little money
might be distributed among the faithful.
the common councilman accepted the
common practice and took his share.
And the other man, the pillar of society,
the rich man, knew it. Also he knew
that much money wfts distributed among
the counclmenby the boss and his , great cities, cheering the flag, robbing i expressed in the greed rf politician.!
friends. For put of the money came ; our neighbors, and selling our votes to whether it is for his supporters, or'
Irvm funds which the rich man was ; mammon in the ballot box, in the com- j bribes for his vote; and the common,
guarding He knew how franchises mon council and in the directorates ofidis expressed by the capitalist,
were bought, for his clients and friends ; public service corporations. Whatever ! whether in his desire to build a tcoal
were in the market. j prog .i-ss our American cities hav cellar under his sidewalk or to steal a
But .t came to pass when things ma le, has be, made in giving our as- su,lVay. That is the problem of munie-1
reached their worst, t at the pillar of pinions a practical turn, through the j,,,,, government in America, whether1
aonety grew disgusted with the miser- conquest of the common ignorance, and New York. San Frxu uoo.New Orleans,
able business. And when the member the common greed of the multitude. Cleveland, Chicago. Ca veston or Port
of the common council heard a great For the rich were as ignorant of duty i ,rtnd, whether i:, the carge cities or in
orator tell of deed, upon the l,attl,fieW to the city a, the poor, and the poor !, he country towns-it is o,e problem,
of Gettysburg the councilman ne were as greedy i their relafo,, to the the task of clearing awaN ignorance
while the band played tne Star-Spang-; commo;, city government as the rich. ! and fettering greed. - William Au.kv
led Banner and saal as his eyes filled Thc , u vt ewviy ,
and his voice choked: "Oh, if 1 could . aspired to hi.) the people reform their :
only die f ,r ' my country." And city; but he was not willing to reform "B .Mster" envelr.es ttrJ th hte-t- '
then the crash came. .Arrests for bnb-, himself. The member of the c,mmon i Irwins. i
The Bchool board is one of the im- i
portant departments of the local gov-1
cinment. Dr. C. A. Marshall and II. !
N. Dovey have been tested on the;
school board and their services have
demonstrated that they are the right
men in the right places. Vote for
them and maintain the present high !
standard of the schools of this city. 1
Keep the school. out of politics. j
Why did the Journal shed so many j
tears for the rank and file of the re-1
publican party? It was self-evideat I
it was getting; pay for 6 issues where 2
was sufficient. The Journal liked the
pay for the 4 extra issues. It was your
money that was leaking out of the city
treasury that made the Journal weep
for the rank and file of the republican
party. In its whole history the Journal
never before loved the rank and file of
the republican party. It certainly has
never loved any candidates ever nom
inated by the republican party in the
years gone by, for it has always con
Evkuyhody knows Emmons J.Richey
and he always treats you right. He is
honest, pays his debts, attends to busi
ness, and does it right. He keeps his
own books straight, and would keep the
city's records straight. You can al
ways depend on hi j word. He is not
narrow minded. He is broad minded,
liberal, generous, and would give all a
square deal. He is capable, and busi
nesslike in all he does. He will not
tell this person one thing and deny it
to the next person he meets. He be
lieves in an equal opportunity for all
and stands for a square deal for every
body. Vote for Emmons J. Richey for
ing and accepting bribes were made. 1
Whereupon the prosecuting attorney
began to get anonymous letters, fault-
lessly typed, telling him what witnesses
to summon, what questions to ask
them, and in general how to get at the !
truth. Every day came these letters, j
and thieves in this city, big and little,
were in consternation at the acumen of
the district attorney. The district at
torney never fathomed the mystery of
his anonymous friend's identity. But
he found that the information was in
variably accurate. So the district at
torney followed the blind lead and got
results. He knew that some one was
aspiring beyond nis courage, that some
one saw the fin of bribery, that some
man, apparently an educated man, ob-
viously a man high in financial and so j
cial.councils, was holding out a life line j
to the people. And then one day the
man who had wept for a chance to die ;
for his country fled from his country to ,
a foroiirn lnnil in four nf a urion oml
r " "
the pillar of society died by his own
......v., v, juiiuj
widws and orphans. And the day the
rich man died the anonymous letters
And that was America in the three
decades that followed the civil war: as-1
piration, ignorance and greed. Aspira-'
jtion which never saw that heroism
means personal sacrifice; ignorance of
the great truth that the sin of one
brings suffering to all. and greed - com -
mon raw greed for wealth and power
and position. And there we were in the
seventies, eighties and nineties in our
DR. CUMMINS MAKES AN AN
NOUNCEMENT OF HIS INTEN
TIONS IP ELECTED.
As a candidate for Mayor, I wish
every voter to know ju.,t where I stand
on all important questions.
First: If elected it shall be my
earnest endeavor to give the city a
clean, conservative, economical and
business administration, assuming that
I will have the support of the city
council to aid me.
Second: I have no special interest
other than a citizen in any contract or
franchise that may come before the
city council and will use my greatest
efforts to protect the taxpayers against
the lavish expenditures of the city
funds, and will insist on economy first,
last and all the time. (
Third: I believe in conservatism and
NOT radicalism; in equal right9 to
everybody and special privileges to
Fourth: I shall insist on equal dis
tribution of strett work in all parts of
Fifth: I will use my best efforts to
bring the street lighting controversy to
definite action and secure the best con
tract possible for everybody at the
earlist possible date.
Sixth: 1 have not and will not make
any promises of appointments until
Seventh: When a license is granted
to u man to operate a saloon, I will
protect his interests the same as any
other business man as long as he com
plies with the law. I shall insist on
closing the saloons at eleven o'clock
every night and all day Sundays just
as specified by law and as has bean the
custom for several years. '
E. D. Cummins.
council, a poor man, was willing to help ',
the people upon the battlefield but was (
unwilling to restrain his own greed; i
each was dumb when his conscience ;
called upon him to repent of his own
shortcomings. And greed killed them
both, and so "the dead steered by the;
dumb went upward with the flood."!
And a third of a century passed while j
we sighed at the iniquity of ourinuniei- i
pal governments and went on plunder- j
ing one another. j
Things began to grow better when in j
each city a group of men appeared, j
sufficiently large and sufficiently wise, .
who were willing to put into the vari- i
ous campaigns something that was !
evidently not self-seeking; and by their '
example the mass of the voters put
something besides self-seeking in the
ballot box. And in just such a per !
ct.nt, as the people put in self-sacrifice
have they taken out good government.
For the igorance and greed which cor-'
. 1 i
; r uut uur irme s are umuiex ami uiversi-
i r '
, fied. There is the igorance of illiteracy
me smallest oi me evils; there is me
ignorance of misunderstanding of the
; weight and import of issues and of the
major faults and virtues of mfn a
j secondary evil, easily eradicated; and
there is the big primal evil of ignorance
as it exists in party bias, class concious- j
ness and caste feeling. And as for the
common greed, it is expressed in the j
greed of the voter for personal profit or
, personal power, whether that power cr
j profU be manifest in the nod of the j
; precinct policeman or th franchise for :
! a liirhtini? t.1nt ik. mmmnn ;
f "Every owner, editor, or re-
jj porter of a c-oi-.eiei:;iou!y and
C ably conducted n .wsjiajnr or
t periodical is an asset of rral value
I to the whole community. It
would oe difficult to overestimate
I the amount of good w hich can be
uone uy tne men responsible for
such a publication- responsible
for its editorial columns, respon
sible for its news columns, re
sponsible for its general policy.
i We have many newspapers and
i periodicals big and little, of this
j. kind. But we also have many
t that are not of this kind."-
f Theodore Roosevelt.
You ask "What is the matter with
Plattsmouth?" Wonder if it is the)
leakage in the city treasury? What do
you think about it? Are you so ever-!
lastingly partisan that you can't be j
square with yourself. Six democrats
and six republicans certainly is squi re
on partisan grounds. It is fair for re
publicans and it is fair for democrats. !
Can you deny that fact? Why should
any democrat ask for more? The Jour
nal wants more because it has been at
tached to the hopper containing your i
hard earned taxes, charging for (i ;
issues where 2 would be sufficient.
j He who is false to present duty
breaks a thread in the loom, and will
. find a flaw when he may have forgot
, ten its cause.
Thkre is a fellowship among the
virtues, by which one great, generous
inpulse stimulates another.
".j; ELECT THE CITIZENS'
Do you want to make Platts-
j. mouth a city of enterprise?
j THEN VOTE THE CITIZENS' -
. Do you want to see a number f
a of small factories located in this e
city? THEN VOTE THE CITI- t
X ZENS' TICKET. f
4- Do you want to see the inter- T
& urban railway built from this T.
city through the county? THEN T
VOTE THE CITIZENS' TICK- T
j- Do you want to see the best T
city government this city ever f
! had? THEN VOTE THE CITI- f
Do you want to boost for Riatts
THEN VOTE THE X
CITIZENS' TICKET. X
Do you want a clean business
; !. t n.. v
i administration for this city? ..
. THEJJ V0TE THF CITIFNS.
Do you want lower taxes, Let- !j!
ter business, mnrp wnrlr nnrl n X
y better opportunity for all? THEN
J VOTE THE CITIZENS' TICK-
Partisan politics always cause some
thing to be wrong in every city where
the practice is long continued. Parti
san politics made something wrong in
New York City, it made something
wrong in Philadelphia, it made some
thing wrong in San Francisco, and it
makes something wrong in Platts
mouth. Elect a non-partisan ticket. It
will be the best for the taxpayers. It
will be the best for the progress of the
city. It will stop the leakage in the
city treasury to pay political-debts. It
will stop wrangling on partisan grounds.
It is good business feiiH Vote for
the Citizens' ticket.
Home is the centre of our airectior.p, I
around whi.'h our heart's best wishes
There-is a constant change going on i
in morals the result of suc:esfuli
Royal Baking Powder has not its counterpart at
home or abroad. Its qualities, which make the
food nutritious and healthful, are peculiar to itself
and are not constituent in other leavening agents.
Dr. E. 1). Cummins is recognized as
a conservative, broad mirA-d, capable,
an 1 diligent busines-i man. lie is rot a
ralicalist, but believes in properly
guarding the interests of the taxpay
ers. He believes in builJirg up the
city and not in wasting the city's
m ney. Those who have served with
him in official positions all s;;y that he
is always careful and cautious, and a
man of good business judgment. He is
diligent and at'.er.tive to all business
matters. He is a man of high ttard
ing. He would give the vhok people a
We are showing a fine line of med
ium priced Underwear.
The Only Baking Powder
Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
made from Grapes-
sq :are deal, and every r ght and inter
est of the citizens and taxpayers would
be properly protected. Vote for Dr.
' Cummins for mavor.
By common consent Judge M. Archer
will succeed himself as police judge.
This is a fine tribute and Jud,je Archer
fully appreciates it.
Thare is nothing so irksum az the luv
of those whom we kan neither respect
nor esteem. -Josh Billings.
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