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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CASS COUNTY
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Flsttainouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 83
Our motto: Redeem Cass county
and bring her back into the republican
column where she naturally belongs.
THAT THIRD TERM PROPOSITION.
Roosevelt refused to be a candi
date for president for a third term,
W. D. Wheeler could not be pre
vailed upon to run the third time
for county treasurer, and W. E.
Rosencrans refused to run for the
third time for county clerk, but we
have a candidate for sheriff who
has already been nominated for the
third time, after serving two terms.
Will the people of Cass county elect
him? There are many Republicans
who say they will not vote for a
third termer under any circum
stances. Plattsmouth Journal.
As being really "amoosin' " our es
teem contemporary has Artemus Ward's
monkey skinned a city block. Section
10 of Chapter 26 of the Compiled Stat
utes of Nebraska read as follows:
"A county treasurer shall be ineligi
ble to office for more than two con
No, Mr. Wheeler "could not be pre
vailed upon to run for the third time."
But William Schlater, a democrat, was
elected clerk of the district court for
the third time, making twelve years in
the same office. Judge B. S. Ramsey,
democrat, was elected three times as
county judge. J. P. Falter, a democrat
"was elected three times as county com
missioner, spending nine consecutive
years in the office. And only four years
ago the Journal did its little best to
elect John D. McBride for the third
term as sheriff. In the estimation of
the "Kunnel" it is all right forademo
crat to run for a third term, but it is
all wrong for a republican to do so.
The Journal's political principle does
not seem to be of a very high order.
It would be interesting to know
where the Journal would commence
"trimming" in order to save a tariff
of $5.64 on a $15 suit of clothes and se
cure the same for $9.36. It surely does
not think that the item for manufac
turing the cloth is too high? Of this
$3.25, the farmer gets 85 cents for the
raw material; 5 cents goes for freight,
dray age and boxing; $1.23 go?s for the
labor of washing, cleaning, carding,
spinning and weaving; 37 cents covers
the fuel, machinery and other pense,
leaving a profit of 75 cents for the man
ufacturer of the cloth. It certainly
doesn't look as though a 'very great
portion of that $5.64 could be saved on
this item, though the farmer's price
for the wool might be cut down from
20 to 23 cents per pound, as it is at
present, to 12 and 14 cents, as it was
nder the Wilson-Gorman law, and that
labor item of $1.23 might be scaled a
matter of two bits or so without creat
ing much of a ruction. The tailoring
establishment, however, gets $4.77 for
its share in the "graft." This being
almost entirely for labor, the Journal
will doubtless consider it exorbitant
and be generous with itself in applying
the knife. The balance of the $15,
amounting to $6.98, is divided between
the rent, advertising, freight and profit
of the wholesaler, and the rent, adver
iiaing, freight and profit of the retailer.
Surely the Journal does not intimate
that "Wescott'8 Sons, Falter & Thier
olf, Moses Fanger or William Holly"
are profiting from the iniquitous tariff
to the extent of $5.64 on a $15 suit of
clothes? If the Journal would confine
itself to the discussion of such questions
as gopher bounties and nine-foot bed
sheets, it might not be continually get
ting into deep water.
The Republican party should not al
low a single office to get away this
fall. The nominees are all good, strong
men, worthy of the support of every
member of the party, and we believe
they will receive it.
THE JOURNAL DISCUSSES THE
When you go to Wescott's Sons,
Falter & Thierolf, Moses Fanger,
or William Holly, this fall, to buy
a $15 suit of clothes, juet reflect
that $5 64 of that amount is a tariff
tax, and that the same is true of
your new $15.00 overcoat. And
then console yourself with the
thought that you could get either
of those purchases for $10.00 were
it not for the tariff. But above all
things remember that our dear Mr.
Burkett, who represents you in the
United States Senate voted for the
Payne-Aldrich bill, which saddles
this extra expense upon your shoul
ders. - Plattsmouth Journal.
In its attempt to mislead the public
relative to the workings of the new
tariff law, the Journal thoughtlessly
reverts to figures to sustain its conten
tion, and thereby greatly illuminates
the difference between a protective
tariff and the democratic free trade
theory. It states that the tariff on a
$15 suit of clothes or overcoat is $5.64,
and that with the tariff removed these
goods cauld be bought for just that
much less, or $9.36. Admitting for the
sake of argument that these figures
are correct, let us pursue the subject a
little further. For tho material in a
$15 suit of clothes, the American pro
ducer receives the sum of $3.25. For
the labor of manufacturing a $15 suit
of clothes, the American workman re
ceives the sum of $4.77, (the balance of
$6.98 constituting the profits of the
wholesaler and retailer.) If they are
"protected" to the amount of $5.64,
then the removal of tariff would cut
the American producer's price from
$3.25 to 96 cents, and the American la
borer's wages from $4.77 to $1.42. Is
this what the Journal wants? In order
to save the consumer $5.64 on a suit of
clothes, would it reduce the returns of
the American producer 70 per cent and
the earning capacity of the American
workman a like amount?
As a matter of fact, however, these
figures taken from the new tariff bill
are identical with those of the prosper
ity building Dingley act, the woolen
schedules in this grade not being
changed one iota. The Journal is guilty
of willfully attempting to mislead
Republicans this year can go into
the campaign with every confidence of
success. Both the Btate and county
tickets are composed of exceptionally
strong men. Our candidates for su
preme judge have all been tested on
the bench. Their reputation for fair
ness and their fidelity to the trust re
posed in them by the people in the past
is the safest guarantee for continuous
good service in the future. There are
a number of extremely important cases
pending before the Supreme Court and
it is of the greatest importance that
the court should be made up of exper
ienced judges before whom these cases
are to be tried. The republican county
ticket is also made up of strong men.
Several of the candidates are seeking
re-election to the office they now hold.
These men have likewise been tried.
The people of the county know these
men. Their record is an open book.
They hpve discharged the duties of their
respective offices in a creditable man
ner. If their record of deeds done is
to be taken into account they are en
titled to a re-election. The other can
didates are men of wide business ex
perience and of unquestioned integrity.
Their standing at home and their gen
eral reputation throughout the county
for honesty and correct business deal
ings is such as to appeal to all as prop
er men to trust with the public busi
ness. There is no excuse this year why
any republican should scratch any part
of his ticket. Let us make one long
hard pull til together as republicans
this year and elect every man on the
Reverting again to the difference
between a slot machine and a cream
separator, one of our readers points
out to us that the (Journal's) "Pride of
Cass County" is always willing to pros
ecute if somebody will file the com
plaint. Section 16 of Chapter 7 of the
Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, 1907,
reads as follows: "It shall be the duty
of the county attorney when in posses
sion of sufficient evidence to warrant
the belief than a person is guilty and
can be convicted of a crime, to file
THE PROPER COMPLAINT AGAINST SIVH
person." Anything less than this is a
shirking of duty.
The Chautauqua season is about tjver,
and from all sections of the state where
such were held comes words of success
ful sessions. In almost every case the
result financially is to just about pay
expenses, in some cases a slight loss or
profit resulting, but in nearly every
instance, according to the local press,
the results were satisfactory and im
proved conditions promised for the fu
ture. Chautauquas are more or less a school
and through them people of one locality
are given the opportunity of seeing and
hearing representative men and women
of far distant states upon subjects that
it is well to discuss -discussion and
analysis helps to separate the Wheat
from the chaff in the big problems of
And along with the educational fea
tures must of a necessity be entertain
ment of a lighter vein-singing, music,
humor, etc., for the chautauqau at
tendant is of no particular class every
body goes, even the pessimist, 1 the
"grouch" and the cynic.
Chautauquas should be encouraged;
they are good medicine for the commu
nity, and even the criticism they call
forth, may, after all, help to perfect
them and make them still more attrac
tive and beneficial.
The Tribune has only good words for
the Falls City chautauqua of 1909, and
its predecessors and hopes that the
year 1910 will see a bigger and better
assembly that ever before. -Falls City
Two years ago thoughless republicans
in this county elected a democratic
county clerk, treasurer, superintendent
of schools. For two yeartf'these offices
have been made democratic headquar
ters. This has been especially true of
the county clerk and oounty superinten
dent. In these two offices more atten
tion has been paid to politics than to the
public business. No democrat can be
elected in this county except by repub
lican votes. Republicans will you vote
this year to continue this abuse of your
support? Do not forget that a demo
crat is always a democrat. To be sure
he is a good fellow In a campaign,
when he wants your votes. Tho mo
ment he is elected however he forgets all
about his pre-election promises and at
once makes his office democratic head
quarters. His principal business be
comes the distribution of democratic lit
erature and the building up of his party
fences. The people's interest is always
secondary. This statement has been
proven truetime and again. The most re
cent exemplification of it wasin the leg
islature. Here the paramount issue or
business was to create jobs for hungry
democrats. Don't forget that a vote
for a demoorat is a vote to undermine
your own party. We trust that every
republican in Cass county will adopt
our motto, viz., Redeem Cass county,
and bring her back into the republican
column where she naturally belongs.
The full text of the supreme court
decision on the non-partisan judicary
law discloses the court divided along
party lines. This may easily be a
mere coincidence, but it is one that the
believers in non-partisan courts and
those who hope to gain political advan
tage ftom non-partisan choice can take
advantage of. The question remains
a legisaiive one, as the decision finds
no flaw in the law that could not be
cured or avoided by legislative action.
Uless further defects should then bo
discovered, the removal of the geograph
ical limitation on nomination petitions
and the removal of the gag on political
conventions would apparently leave n
constitutionally sound law. -State Jour
nal. All signs point to a sweeping Re
publican victory this fall.
If You Are Interested in Texas
Land call and see me about two propositions.
SOUTH PLAINS-300,(KK)acre8 at from $18 to $25 per acre. Call
and get descriptive literature and join me in an excursion Aug. 17.
TEX S GULF COAST 10 acre fruit farms at $40 to $i0 per
acre, First payment $."(), bnlnncc $20 per month. Excursions from
Kansas City first and third Tuesdays each month. These farms
aro within 75 miles of Houston and Galveston.
South Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri farms for sale.
FIRE INSURANCE in six of the beat companies.
SURETY BONDS Agent for the American Surety Company.
J. E. BAR WICK, Dovcy Blk, Plattsmouth
Omaha is in the throes of a milk
famine -and in this respect the tariff
wasn't "revised upward" either. It is
simply a case where the supply does
equal the demand, allowing the dealers
to boost the price.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 21.-An exam
ination to fill vacancies in the ranger
force on all National Forests in Dis
trict 2 will be held October 25 and 26.
From, this examination it is expected
that 75 appointments will be made on
National Forests in this District.
The examination will be held at the
headquarters of each National Forest
in the district, at the following places:
Antonito, Aspen, Colbran, Delta, Den
ver, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Fort
Collins, Gunnison, La Veta, Leadville,
Mancos, Meeker, Monte Vista, Sa
guache, Steamboat Springs, Sulphur
Springs, and Westcliffe, Colorado; Gar
den City, Kansas; Hasley, Nebraska;
Deadwood, S. D., and Afton, Cody,
Encampment, Jackson, Laramie, Pine
dale, Sheridan and Sundance, Wyo.
While the examination is entirely
along practical lines and knowledge of
field conditions rather than book learn
ing is considered essential, the oppor
tunities for those applicants with edu
cational advantages are considerably
increased. The rapid development of
the National Forests is making contin
ually increasing demands upon those
engaged in their management, and
men with ability to assume responsi
bility and serve in supervisory capaci
ties are in demand. These more re
sponsible positions on the National
Forests are filled by promotion from
lower grades, so that anyone entering
as a ranger is eligible for promotion to
any of the more responsible and high
er paid places, including that of Forest
Only those men who are at least 21
years of age, not more than 40, of good
character, temperate, and in good phy
sical condition, are eligible to take this
examination. The salary paid to be
ginners is $900 a year.
Applicants can secure information
concerning the examination from the
District Forester at Denver, Colo.,
Forest Supervisors, or the United
States Civil Service Commission, Wash
ington, D. C.
Loses His Finger.
While at work with some heavy tim
bers at his home near Murray Thursday
evening T. W. Vallery had the mis
fortune to severly crush the fore finger
of the left hand. He was immediately
brought to Plattsmouth for surgical aid
when it was found necessary to ampu
tate.the member. Mr. Vallery's friends
will hear of his misfortune with re
May Leave the City.
A. Clabaugh, manager of the Nebraska
Lighting Co.. returned the latter Dart
of the week from a trip to Shenandoah,
Iowa. Mr. Clabaugh has been tendered
the management of a liehtincr Dlant at
that city and may conclude to accept.
He has made many friends while in the
city here who will be sorry to see him
leave, though their best wishes will
follow him wherever he may go.
Two More Exhibitors.
Ex-Senator Thomas, the veteran
stockman was in the city Saturday and
made arrangements for exhibiting
some of his fine live stock at the live
stock show Sept. 1. The Senator will
exhibit several head of fine Poll Dur
ham cattle and also three percheron
colts. The Live Stock committee has
rented the enclosure connected with
Smith's barn for the occasion. It contains
34 stalls and those intending to make
an exhibit should call on or write Geo.
Sayles, the secretary.
Henry Thierolf of Cedar Creek was a
Plattsmouth visitor Saturday. Henry
and his brother George own and oper
ate a large threshing outfit in connec
tion with their regular farm work. Hen
ry reports tho weather dry corn firing
in his vicinity but states that this was
a splendid small grain season the yield
being the best in his experiance. He
thinks there was a larger acreage also
than usual the quality of the grain be
ing very good. He says everbody is in
terested in the carnival and looks for a
targe attendance from his vicinity.
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