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I THE NEWS
Entered at the postoffice at Plattsmouth, Cbbs County, Nebraska,
as second class mail matter.
THE NEWS-HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Publishers
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riattsmouth Telephone No. 85.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
For Justices of the Supreme Court -JOHN
SAMUEL II. SEDGWICK.
For Regents of the State University
CHARLES S. ALLEN,
W. G. WHITMORE.
For Regent of the State University
(To nil vacancy.)
FRANK L. HALLER.
JOHN GERRY STARK
A. J. BEESON
C. D. QUINTON
County Superintendent -E.IE.
Register of Deeds -
LAURENCE II. DAFT
B. I. CLEMENTS -
M. L. FREIDRICH
William Jennings Bryan refuses to
be drawn into a joint debate with Sen
ator Bailey, claiming that no good can
ever come from a debate on the tariff
from two members of the sams politi
cal party. What will the World-Herald
Some of our democratic exchanges
are congratulating the governor for his
"non-partisan" appointments of the
two papers to publish the proclamation
lately issued, or rather to be issued.
On looking back over the past record
of these papers we are not so sure
whether the appointments were very
"non-partisan" after all. In any event
it seems to please the democrats pretty
One of the funny things that are apt
to happen in all well regulated news
paper offices occurred in the oflice of
the Nebraska City Press this week
when in the make-up of the paper the
head for a railroad wreck read,
"Bryan Prods Bailey down in Texas,"
and the article referring to Bryan was
headed, "Disastrous Wreck." We are
rather of the opinion however that
after all the heads for the articles were
not so mixed but what they were
pretty well put, and possibly on second
thought might have been intended that
The City of Lincoln has just finished
a campaign for the raising of $100,000
lor an addition to their new Y. M. C. A.
building erected a couple of years ago.
The men of Lincoln are to be congrat
ulated. They are a hustling bunch of
boosters. In the ten days given to
raise that sum they drove the ball over
the line to the tune of $5,048.10, more
than was needed and then just to show
how easy it was to do such things in
the "Holy City," they went out, and
pulled in $6,528.60 more for the V. W.
C A. That Lincoln, bunch of business
men are made of stuff that does things
and the record made by these hustlers
will give Lincoln wide advertising of
the kind that counts. In Secretary
Mayne, the Y. M. C. A. has a man who
knows what to do and how to do it, and
we congratulate the Lincoln people in
having at the head of the association a
roan who will appreciate the work of
the people and give them the very best
results from their investment. The
men who invested a hundred dollars in
the building fund up there will never
know what big interest it is going to
bring or just how, possibly it will be
secured, but it will come just the same
when least expected, and how least ex
pected. An investment of that kind
. always bring good results.
OF CASS COUNTY
Editor and Manager
. Nebraska Telephone No. 85
It is possible that history is repeat
ing itself and that the Good Book had
reference to some of the so-called re
publican papers of Lincoln where it
refers to "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing?"
Tha time murt have come, which the Good Book
In iti paves ao full and so deep;
When the wolf ahall dreaa up in the garment ao
Which are usually worn by the sheep.
Ai I look o'er the Past, and reflect o'er iti deeds.
And turn back its pages and peep;
I am sure that the time has already arrived
When the wolf ahall dress up aa the sheep.
In that fair Lincoln town, on the banks of Salt
Where that fountain, its aalt waters weep;
Tia hard to relate, but I fear it is true.
That the wolves are togged out as the sheep.
0 Lincoln! "Holy City 1" So fair and so pure.
Where the Anheuser-Busch does not seep;
1 adore thee. I love thee. But Oh it is "tuff."
That your wolves should dress up as the
But the harvest will come, and I'm glad that
When "What ye have sown ye shall reap;"
When republicans false, will be buried I think.
In a grave dug for wolves, not for sheep.
We challenge the democratic editors
who are publishing the editorial of the
Lincoln Evening News headed "Bur
kett Joins the Chorus," to publish
Burkett's speech in the same issue of
the News which calls forth the editorial
they are all publishing so unanimously.
When the democratic press all join in
publishing editorials taken from repub
lican papers, you can rest assured of
one thing, that either they know the
editor of that paper is democrat and is
going under false colors.or else they are
publishing just enough of the editorial
to make it look favorable to their
cause. We defy those democratic edi
tors to publish Burkett's speech in full
asking their readers to compare it with
the editorial of the Lincoln News.
They dare not do it for it will show up
the utter contemptible unfairness of
The stock in trade of the average
democratic editor is to misrepresent
the facts and thus deceive his readers.
It was the fortune or misfortune, which
ever you please to call it, for the editor
of the News-Herald to be in a posi
tion where for a short time he was do
ing editorial work on a democratic
paper, and we know whereof we speak.
This was many years ago, but it still
haunts us in our dreams.
PRETTY PUNK POLITICS.
The democratic editor of the Lincoln
isews seems to thinK that misrepre
sentations are fair in politics. Well,
from our experience with the average
democratic editor, we are of the opinion
that misrepresentation of facts is the
stock in trade of most of them, and
the attitude of the editor of the News
most oi the time has not given us any
reason to change our mind.
In last Wednesday's issue of the
News it contains an account of a meet
ing of Farragut Post G. A. R. of Lin
coln with the speech of Senator Bur
kett to the old soldiers in which he
said in speaking of the fellows who are
criticizing President Taft and his atti
tude on the tariff:
"I think I know as many old veterans
as most any man in the state, and I am
here to pay this tribute to your mem
bership, that among them all there are
mighty few "grouches." The term
"undesirable citizens" became famous
a few months ago. I shall not make
any disposition of men in that respect,
aut it has always seemed to me that if
there is any undesirable citizen in a
community it is the fellow with a
"grouch." He is the man who is six
feet and six inches tall in his own
estimition and feels that the yard
stick that other people measure him
with is wrong. Ho is the college grad
uate that faih to pass a civil service
examination, and thinks that the judge
has been bribed. He is the man who ! model for all nations and the admira
thinks he ought to be president and i tion of all the world. It has had to
everybody else thinks he ought not to
be anything. We see them every once
in a while -great human Mausers, .52
calibre in their own estimation, and
shooting .22 bullets. They find fault
with everybody and everything, and
nothing that is right and nothing is
right that ever will be.
"A man told me yesterday that he
had some objections to some part of
the tariff bill. I need not tell you that
he lived in Lincoln. I agreed with him
on the item he mentioned. I did not
like it myself, so we were agreed. But
he said, 'Why didn't you vote against
the whole thing?" Veterans of the
Grand Army, that was what some men
did in 18G4; because they did not like
the way the war was conducted they
voted against the whole thing. I said
to my friend, 'If I should act always
upon your theory, I never would have
voted for any bill in congress. They
have never passed a law in congress
yet that just suited me, and I am not
a hard man to suit, either. We passed
a bill a few years ago to create a new
federal court in Nebraska, or rather to
divide the state into divisions for court
purposes. That bill did not suit me
when it was passed. It was not the
original bill I drew, but it was the best
I could get. There were 400 other men
there votinir on it and tinkering with
it, interjecting their ideas, and
worked eight years trying to get that
law as I wanted it, but finally had to
take it just as I could get it.
"The tariff bill did not suit me in
every particular. I am not going to
tell you people that it did. I remem
ber I wanted free lumber. Your sena
tors thought that our people wanted
free lumber, but you know there is a
state up here on the Pacific coast called
Washington, and they have two sena
tors and those two senators stood up
on the floor of the senate and said their
people did not want Canadians hauling
lumber over here, and by the eternals
they would not have it. Their people
wanted the tariff on lumber raised.
And when I heard them say that I
knew there would be a fight. And we
lined up and we made the air blue with
our speeches and we made everybody
blue who read those speeches.' Then
we voted. We did not get free lumber,
but Washington and Orgon did hot get
any increase. But I tell you what we
did get; as a result of that vote there
in congress we got it reduced about a
half. Of course, I was disappointed 50
per cent but these Washington men
were disappointed 200 per cent Some
people go squawking around and want
to know why we did not revise" all the
schedules downward. The answer is
that some of them ought not to have
been reduced. Some of the congress
men were for revision upward rather
than downward. There were both
democrats and republicans on that
side. A high tariff lumber democrat
can handicap a downward revision just
as much as a republican can. So the
result was we got the composite'opinion
of all and that is the tariff law we
passed. A rather excitable man was
talking the other day about something
that he did not like about the govern
ment and declared that there would be
a revolution if we did not get what we
want pretty soon. I asked him the
question-"Who is going to rebel?"
Are you going to take Nebraska out of
union, are you going to secede?" He
replied, "Oh, no, I do not mean that,"
and I said, "As long as Nebraska is a
part of this union and as long as there
is a reverence of the memory of you
veterans, Nebraska is going to stay in
the union. And just so long you will
have to abide by the decision of the
majority of the state." You may not
like it but that is the way our govern
ment is made.
"That is the way it has been., for a
hundred years and no men or any na
tion have ever been able to improve
upon our system of government. Do
you know, when tho constitution of the
United States was made it did not
suit everybody-it did not suit any
body. Not a man in the convention
was satisfied with it and nobody out
side of it believed it conld ever be
adopted. The convention broke up ana ;
the delegates left the hall to go home, ,
declaring the attempt to form a union
was a failure. But better wisdom pre
vailed, and they reassembled
adopted tho constitution with every
have a few changes to perfect it in
keeping with the evolution of human
affairs, but no man is found today who
will traduce it.
"I cannot discuss the tariff bill in
detail here, but let me say that better
than to denounce it all is to find out
the good and applaud it as patriots
should do; locate the bad and improve
it as statesmen should do. Do as Abra
ham Lincoln did do the best you can,
curb your impatience, and ask God to
enlighten the erring brethren. I am
of no different opinion now than I was
when we were making the tariff bill
last spring upon some of those sched
ules, and for one I propose to keep go
ing along the lines that I have started
out. I propose keeping all we got that
is right and getting more that is right
just as fast as we can. I am not going
allow the manufacturers of Europe to
inspire a bill nor the interests of
European labor to move me to any in
justice to American labor. I am going
to stand for that justice to all men,
that symmetry in legislation that will
meet the honest demands of every sec
tion of the country and that progress
in legislation that will meet the changed
industrial conditions of the twentieth
century. But gentlemen, I am not go
ing to whine and whimper, damn and
denounce, and kick and cuss and club
because I have been outvoted. I have
no use for the grumbler. I got my in
spiration in life from an old soldier. I
have had it bred into me that there is
no country on the face of the earth
that is equal to America. I like to
fight but I cannot kick. There is a
legitimate field for the mule, but I
have never wanted to believe his
place was in the great drama of human
After publishing the above words of
Senator Burkett the editor of the News
has the gall to write an editorial in
which he assails Senator Burkett,
President Taft and evervhrvlv el who
happens to be loyal to the president.
He tries to convey the impression that
Senator Burkett said that the tariff
bill as passed by the last congress is all
right, when the fact in the matter is
I E. G. BOVEY
Notice of Dissolution
Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership
of E. G. Dovey & Son, heretofore
composed of the signers hereof, is by mu
tual consent this day dissolved. Oliver C.
Dovey retiring therefrom. The business
of said partnership will be conducted here
after under the name of E. G. Dovey & Son,
by George E. Dovey and Horatio N. Dovey,
who assume all debts and liabilities of the
former firm and will pay the same.
HORATIO N. DOVEY
GEORGE E. DOVEY
OLIVER C. DOVEY
Plattsmouth, Neb., Sept. 22, 1909.
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that he said that it was not all right,
but was the best that could be passed
at the time. The News editor says:
"Senator Burkett ha3 wheeled into
line with President Taft and Senator
Brown and the other elder statemen
who have been assuring us that the
tariff is all right, we are all right, the
country is all right and everything is
This is a fair sample of the kind of
political dope that is being put up by
the editor of the News under the guise
of being a republican. We still stick
to the assertion made by us a few
weeks ago, and which brought down
the criticism of several of these "non
partisan" editors, that there are too
many republican editors with demo
Two or three editors like the editor
of the Lincoln News, wearing the blue
of one army while underneath is the
gray of the other, will furnish more
political ammunition to the opposition
between battles than a whole army can
successfully withstand during the heat
of the conflict.
It is about time that these political
prostitutes and camp followers were
relegated to the rear.
George Lushinsky spent several days
last week in the western part of the
county, taking in the carnival at Mur
dock during his absence. He is very
well pleased with the progress of his
campaign, being assured all over the
county that the republicans are going
to vote the ticket this year from top to
Willard Clapp, chairman of the re
publican county central committee, was
in the city the latter part of the week
on business connected with his position.
He states that conditions all over the
county are in excellent shape and that
that prospects are bright for a republi
can victory this fall.
G. M. Porter has sold his residence
property in this city to Mrs. T. A.
' Sullivan, the consideration being $1,200.
iti ; - Ml v . x
rossession win oc given jusi as soon aa
Moore can fined another
County Attorney Will C. Ramsey re
turned home from Lincoln Sunday.
Tribes Have Retrograded.
It seems strange that though H
bron was the seat of the earliest ci
lllzatlon in Palestine, to-day the in
habitants of the surrounding country
are wild and fierce and spend their
days roaming about with their flocks,'
camels and agues, traveling from val
ley to valley In search of food, pitch
ing their tents, just as their ancestors
did 1,000 years ago.
English Sacred Tree.
The ancient Saxon's sacred tree
was the ash, and there still exists
on Richmond -Jilll, barely ten miles
from London, an ash tree which is
even now used In folk medicine.
Weakly children must be carried nine
times around the tree and at such
a time In the morning that the sun
rises during the eCremony.
Legends of Irish Wells.
Many of the Irish wells have mowt
interesting legends connected with
them. There Is a well in North Ire
land the water of which, according to
the natives, will not boil, however
much it Is heated; but unfortunately
they will not allow anybody to test
the truth of this statement, and it is
hardly discreet to make the attempt.
A Suspicious Silence.
Howard was only 20 months older
than the baby. He had somehow
come to realize that Elwood, who
was creeping, was more likely to be
In mischief when quiet. One day he
called to his mother with a great deal
of anxiety in his little voice: "Mam
ma, I hear Elwood keeping still."
His First Chance.
For 15 minutes the gorgeous young
butterfly had been dodging the natur
alist's net. "Great caterpillars!" he
finally ejaculated; "either that fool
dog-catcher has gone crazy from the
beat, or a law has been passed re
quiring me to take out a flying li
cense!" Illustrated Sunday Maga
zine. Wrong Idea Lasts Long.
The last thing that men learn about
women Is how transparent and natu
ral they really are In all the essen
tials, our delay being due largely to
our own want of Imagination, and not
a little to the circumstances that we
are brought up to expect freaklness,
Insincerity and mischief.
A 8hip's Medicine Chest.
An old ship captain said he sallfrj
all around the world some 15
and the only medicines he allowed
aboard were "castor lie" and
Nicac." If they were sick below the
belt castor oil did the work; if above,
the ipecac was sure to do the trick.
New York Press.
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