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Condensed statement of the condition of
The First National Bank
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, at the close of
business, April 28th, 1909.
Loans, Discounts and Investments $304,3.o 25
U. S. Bonds and Premiums 51.500 00
Keal Estate 11.3K0 70
Hanking house, Furniture and Fixtures J?'.70? J
Cash and sight exchange i,
Due from U. S. Treasurer 22.jOOoo
Capital Stock .
Surplus and Profits ;
Circulation ,-' "" ("
Deposits Wr7 23
We Respectfully Solicit Your Account.
Geokoe K. Dovey, President. II. N. Dovey, Cashier.
F. E. Sciii.ATElt, Vice Pres. C. G. Fricke, Ass't. Cashier.
Entered at the poitofflce at Pluttunoutl). Cans
County. Nebraska, aa iwond-clans mail matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OK CAS9 COUNTY
A. L TID1J Editor.
R. 0. WATTERS Manager
; RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
On Tear In Advance II.SO
Is Montha 75
riattsinouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
Truth is a cutting sword.
The best life is the life of strife.
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of
Mony is the
touchstone of all char
duty is a committed
a mantle arourd
Tub way of the transgressor is not
always hard or rough.
ning, houses of bad repute on every
hand and the town full of pimps
and confederates. Does it pay to
talk"boom the town"in one column
and stab the business men in the
other. The Journal stands up for
Plattsmouth and it wants the world
to know there is no better town in
Nebraska than this. It is the best
to trade and everyone who visits it
knows this to be so. Plattsmouth
To be plain spoken, which is better
to keep a clean house, condemn vice
and perpetrators of vice, and to rout
crime from your midst, or live in the
house of evil, support corruption and
crime, harbor wrong doers? Is that
"booming the town?" Mr. Merchant
and Mr. lousiness Man, we are willing
to put it right square up to you. It is
not a fact that the Journal condemned
the every act of President Roosevelt?
Has it not tried to belittle George L,
Sheldon? Has it not fairly villified
Carl A. Rawls? Did not it stigmatize
J. M. Roberts. J. N. Wise, J. V. Egen
berger, C. C. Purmcle, T. M. Patter
son, Dr. E. D. Cummins, August Gor
der, and others as off color democrats,
and style them with many others as
"Night Riders." "Klux Klans" and
j "Mollie Maguires" less than a month
In the same column that the above
editorial appeared the Journal con-
IN COMPETENCY OF THE
As a result of thegross incompetency
Protection that enables the millions of of the democratic aggregation as
workingmen of this country to earn ' sembled at Lincoln last winter, called
more thtn their brethern do in other ! a legislature, one of ihe State institu
lands, to enjoy the advantages that j tions is left wholly unprovided for its
ler them more intelligent and efli-1 support for a period of throe months.
The home for the friendless will
have to run from April 1 to July 1
on a deficiency that will be charged
up the the incompetency of the
democratic majority of the last leg
islature. The body passed an act
establishing a state school at the
home for the friendless. The act
goes into effect July 1. It was in
tended to changed the home for the
friendless to an institution run by
three commissioners appointed by
the governor. All the appropria
tions made for maintenance and
salaries are for the "state school"
and none were made for the home
for the friendless. As the state
school will not come into existence
till July 1 and as no appropriation
was made for the home for
the friendless, the children in
the latter institution will be
supported only through merchants
who are willing to trust the state
for recompense. There i3 a talk of
taking up public subscriptions to
pay for the support that the legis
lature failed to provide for.
Through the incompetency of that
conglomerate assemblage of pie-hunters,
"Kunnel" Bates lost out on his
$1800 job as secretary of the State
Printing Board. Too bad "Kunnel,"
too bad, a whole winter absolutely
render mem more iui.cuiki.iii.
cient, and that make them, through
their steady work at good wages, the
solid foundation of all business in the
industrial districts of the country.
An injury to the intesests of our
workingmen is an injury to our mer
chants, to our farmers, to producers of
all lints, to our municipalities, to our
States and to the nation at large.
Reduce the wages of the working
men of the United States and you re
duce the income of every person who
owns or rents realty, of every shop
keeper, of every banker, and directly
or indiiectly you strike at the pros
perity of every individual in the re
public. The sentiment of the country is dis
tinctly for tranquillity and stability in
business affairs, and that sentiment
should receive prompt recognition from
Congress by the speedy passage of a
conservative, revenue raising Tariff
The country wishes a law that will
improve conditions, not one that will
lower the wages of any man nor injure
our home industries.
The people expect Congress to give
them just that kind of a law.-Cincin-nati
PARAMOUNT KNITTING CO
Just received a case
of this popular Hose.
We guarantee them to
wear better than any
hose you ever bought
at any price only 4 j"
per pair 13L
A fine ribbes Hose at
the same price -j P
per pair JL3L
The popular Ox-Blood
Hose in ladies'
The man who spends his time in
idleness, usually has nothing else to
Leaders of great enterprises must
of necessity, turn deaf ears to words
The question of what is decency has
been raised in certain quarters. Now,
we have some positive opinions on this
subject, and we shall not stop to con
sult the Standard Dictionary or any
tained another editorial supporting Jim
Dahlman, the "friend" of John C.
Mabray, the swindler, confidence man,
and buncoist. Now, Mr. Merchant and
Mr. Business Man, we put it right
square up to you. la that the kind of
rot that "boosts the town?" It is well
sometimes to be plain spoken. The
city government is and has been for
sometimes rotten to the very core. It
would not require a thirteen-inch gun
stationed at the County Attorney's
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other dictionary for that matter. To "--n g;o.mK
be decent, we believe a man ought to ! course the County Attorney doesn't
live with the woman to whom he is . know anything about such places. No
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i ...uu nth,. uiic I'vtr t. icii mill iiu wumu uuu
To be decent,
we believe a
them out. Confederates and spotters
ought not to uphold and harbor j for such places may be seen running at
professional gamblers. To be decent, . law on the streets of our "pure" city
we believe one ought not to uphold un- j any day, but the city otlicials don't
lawful Sunday "booze joints." To be j know it. Did anybody ever suppose
iW-nr w Mieve one oueht to be able ! they would find it out? Bawdy
to speak at least ten sentences without
violating Section 212 of the Criminal
Code of Nebraska.
Spiritual strength consists tf two
things power of will, and power of
self-restraint. It requires two things,
therefore, for its existence - strong
feelings, and a strong command over
Now it is here that we make a great
mistake: we mistake strong feelings
for strong character. A man who bears
all before him -before whose frown
domestics tremble, and whoso bunls
of fury make the children of the house
quake-because he haj his will obeyed,
a id hi own way in all things, we call
him a strong man. The truths is, that
is the weak man: it is his passions that
are atrong: he, mastered by them, is
veak. You must measure the strength
of it man by the power of the feelings
which he subdues, not by the power of
those h'rh subdue him. -Frederick
COST OF ARC LIGHTING.
Below we give a comparison of the
cost of arc light service in cities much
larger than Plattsmouth. It may be of
service of the light committee of the
St. Joseph pays $18 a year for its
street arc lights. The city owns the
plant. Kansas City pays $(55 a year.
St. Joseph and other cities have written
about their light companies in reply (o
the inquiries sent out to several cities
by the public utilities commission re
garding electric light service. They
contain some interesting facts for com
parison with conditions in Kansas City.
In this city there is only one com
pany operating under a municipal
franchise. This franchise is any one
of seven granted before the city had a
charter. It was acquired latter by the
Kansas City Electric Light company,
which is associated with the street rail
way company and makes its rates and
measures its service without regulation
or supervision by the city.
Chicago has several competing light
concerns. It gets 3 per cent gross
earnings. The city inspects the ser
vice. An ordinance passed in March j
l'JOD, gives the city the power of rate
regulation and under this the rate of
: $75 for arc lights for streets may be re
duced. Ia one-fourth of the city the
wires are under ground. No relations
with street railway."
In Cleveland the city has the right to
revise the rates every ten years. The
present rate for arc lights is $54. 1W a
year. To private consumers the rate
for the first thirty hours is twelve and
one-half cents a kilowatt, all in excess
of that five cents a kilowatt. The city
has competition. All wires are under
ground in the business section and on
the main thoroughfares outside.
relations with street railway system.
In Pittsburg, Pa., the Allegheny
County Light company and the Pitts
burg Street Railways company are
Now, the bankers say the bank
quaranty law is constitutional, even
after the incompetency had been ad
mitte 1 and a populist was called in to
prepare the bill.
And now the attorney general gives
it as his opinion that the famous de
murrage bill is in conflict with the in
terstate clause of the constitution of
the United States.
Then too, it is believed that its non
partisan judiciary act is invalid. We
are not sure but the whole blamed
thing ought to be declared a nuisance.
The people of the State will certainly
see to it that the "tiling" never hap
Just unpacked our
new Sun Bonnets. Chil
dren's Misses and
trimmed, 15c, 25c.
We have a full line of Carpet Warp for
those that want to make a rag carpet this spring.
We only sell the best grade, Plattsmouth Pil
lows, Nebraska Pillows. We will have on dis
play several of these pillows already worked
and finished. You will be surprised as we jTA
have never seen anything as nice. Each JUL
Dry Goods And Groceries,
Old Papers For Sale at This Office
E.G. DOVEY .SON
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operated oy one company turner uuici-t
Plattsmouth incivhants and busi
ness men outht to appreciate what
is being done t'.r their trade when
they find their town blazoned forth
to the world as a hotbed of c rime
with wide open funiblin;; dens lun-
exist, but of course the Journal never
heard of anything of the kind. Sunday
booze joints are in full blast Sunday
after Sunday, but of course in the esti
mation of the Journal and its city otli
cials this is decent and law-abiding.
Njw Mr. Merchant and Mr. Business ent charters. The price of water, and
Man, we put it right square up to you. coal is lower in Pittsburg than in any
Do you believe such conditions are for i other city. The rate for lights is one-
tv hot intir.et nf thn .-itv? If so half cent a kilowatt. The rate for!
then why not advertise it throughout 1 street arc lights is $70 a year. The
thi county? You never heard of the j city inspects the service. The city has
Journal ever condemning anything of competition.
that kind? No not once, and you sup-1 In Omaha the city gets 3 per cent of
port the Journal. If lendin? eounten-; the gross earnings. The rate to ri
ance and support to gambling, booze vate consumers is fourteen cents a
an 1 other vices is "boosting for the ' kilowatt for the first 1,500 kilowatts
town," then there is room for n wide : and six cents a kilowatt lor all m
difference of opinion. cess of that. The rate for street
. - j lights is $75 a year.
The city inspects
Belting's Yard wide Guaranteed
SATIN IN ALL COLORS
We agree to replace without charge any BELDING
LINING- not giving satisfactory wear.
Do you think we could afford to make this unqualified guarantee
unless we knew that the BKLDING QUALITY of satin would stand
any reasonable test? To meet the demands of this Spring's fashions,
Itelding's kYardvide" Guaranteed Satin is made up of that indispen
sible soft "chiffon" finish and in all the fashionable shades.
Belding's "Yardwide" Guaranteed Satin, $1 per yard
While the weather is to chilly and uncomfortable to allow the stoves
to be taken down and allow the annual house cleaning to be done, you
should call in and look over our Carpets and Rugs, Linoleums and other
floor coverings which you are going to need. Select what you want and
have the carpet made up or the rug laid aside for you until you need it.
TRUE PROTECTION WAGE
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The most pronounced of Republican ' eHrnjnK11 and has the right to'i regulate !
revisionists cannot stand lor mac iea- ami i,w,,,.,.t. The rate for street arc
turc in any programme of Tariff change recently been reduced to $50 ;
and there in no Democratic believer in 1 year. -Kansas City Star. '
a Tariff for revenue only that will as j
sumo the responsibility of reducing the Somk newspaper men can't tell when
wage scale of the American working they are jollied, and Thomas Jefferson 1 J
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men. u Uliy I ino .NO'iawMi uetjisier in.-(
Academic ineoncs aim campaign ;u to that clr.ss JJon t l;e f:o tourny
proposals fritter away to airy nothing?, brother.
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