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Entered at the postoflice at Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska,
as second claBs mail matter.
.THE NEWS-HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY. Publishers
A. E. QUINN
One Year in Advance, $1.50.
Plattsmouth Telephone No. 85.
A ghostly figure in woman's attire
appeared upon sixth street at about
7:15 last evening. A demand is now
made for extra police. The thing
Bliould bo caught at all hazards.
The city should own three or four
log drags, and then one day's work
right after a rain, would be worth more
than three or four days the way it is
now done. It would be economy for
the city council to order drags built
at once. '
It seems peculiarly strange but
nevertheless a fact that hundreds of
dollars are wasted in street work cvry
year in this city. Last Saturday a
gang was sent out with the big road
scrtiper to do sonic work. It is said
buy those who saw the work done,
that nearly a whole day was put in
in doing that ought to have been done
in two hours. The fault seems to lie
with the party bossing the work. One
day of that kind of work should call
for a discharge.
The united States Supreme court
has just handed down a decision up
holding an order of the Interstate
Commerce Commission on an order
reducing Missouri river freight rates.
The immediate effect of this decision
will be that tho railroads operating
between St. Louis and other Mississippi
river crossings, as well as all the Mis
souri river cities, Sioux City to Kansas
City, inclusive, must at once put into
effect tho 51-cent scale, which will
reduce the rates now charged between
the Mississippi and Missouri rivers
an Atlantic seaboard business 9 cents
on first class, 7 cents on second class,
5 cents on third class, 3 cents on fourth
class and 2 cents on fifth class. This
substantial reduction means an ag
gregate saving to shippers of freight
to Missouri river cities of between
$125,000 and $150,000 per year.
RICHARD BALLINGER'S WORK.
It is an easy thing to blacken one's
character and reputation in the eyes
of the public. Let any one, no matte!
what his reputation might be, with
out making direct charges, commence
to make insinuations against another,
and it is simply amazing how many
will be aroused to the belief in the
insinuations, without regard to whet her
there is any foundation or not. The
yellow journals seize upon all such
cases, when a public officer is the vic
tim, and enlarge upon such insinua
tions for the solo purpose of making
the columns of their papers pear
So it has been in the Ballingcr-Pinchot-Glavis
public and particularly tho yel
low journals, had forgotten that
Richard A. Ballinger was the man se
lected for tho Commissioner of Pub
lic Lands by President Roosevelt,
and retained by him during his ad
ministration. The public and parties
larly the yellow journals had forgotten
that it was this same Richard A.
Ballinger who conducted such a vig
orous investigation into the public
land fraud cases, and upon whose in.
vestigations so many public land fraud
were prosecucd and so many convie
The public and particularly the yd
low journals have forgotten the great
service rendered by this same Richard
A. Ballinger during President Roose
velt's administration. Can wc point
to any other single department of the
federal government where fraud was
so vigorously investigated and pro
secuted than in the public land
cases during President Roosevelt's
entire administration? Senators and
congressmen, and others in high places
were caught, prosecuted and convicted
and Richard A. Ballinger was the one
man in the service of President Roose
velt's administration, who planned
nnd carried out this great work. Who
can now say that Pinchot and Glavis
nrc not the tools of a vicious conspiracy
OF CASS COUNTY
Editor and Manager
Six Months in idvance, 75c
Nebraska Telephone No. 85
to destroy his great usefulness to the
Both Peru and Ecuador have agreed
to call off the dogs of war nnd accept
the order of mediation of the boun
dary question by the United States,
urazil and Argentina. Sensible fel
lows those Peruvians, et al.
Gotch lias again demonstrated that
ho 9is the grcsatost wrestler the world
has ever produced by defeating the
big Pole the other night at Chicago.
He says he will now retire and devote
his time to his farms in Iowa, but be
fore doing so will help Jeffries to get
in condition for his little matinee with
one Jack Johnson.
Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Nchawka News
John I. Long, publisher, is on our desk.
It is a seven-column folio sheet, neatly
printed, filled with eood stuff, well
put together and is a credit to the
publisher and the little town of Nc
hawka. ihe News extends a warm
welcome to Bro. Long and will gladly
place him on our "X" list fnr tho
daily and semi-weekly.
The administration railroad bill
which has been under consideration
by congress the past twelve weeks
was finally passed yesterday bv the
senate. Only tewelve votes all of
them democrats were recorded
against the bill. Radical ' changes
were mado in the bill before it was
passed and that accounts for the brac-
tical unanimity of the senate in its
passage. All the insurgents who have
been opposing the bill voted for it.
p,vv oviuntnjjuuil UUIIti'Bt 111-
augurated by the News Herald gives
promise of being a hummer. All over
the county they arc talking about
it and alive signified their intention
ui fiux-uug nit comm. ixic car to
the past week and next week an en
deavor will De made to visit the other
CHAMP CLARK'S ASPIRATION.
Without feininir a false mndesv
or pretense that he is responding
to the lrrestitsb e ea of h
party and his country. Chamn Chirk
announces that he will not get into
the senatorial fight in Missouri be
cause he wants to stay in the house
and be speaker. For being frank
and to the point, the minority leader
of the house is entitled to credit.
although he may as well take in
ventory of his strength, because
even in the event of a democratic
majority next time he would not bo
be safe on counting on an unapposed
elevation to the sneakers e in r
Competent observers of thennliii.
cal drama as played on the con
gressional boards regard Champ
Clark as being more luckv thnn
shrewd in securing whatever measure
of success the democrats have ac
chieyed under his floor leadership
He is a good talker and quick at re
partee, but easily out matched as
a parliamentarian. As an nhstrnp.
tionist he has done fairly well, but
demonstrated no constructive ability
To get the minority to vote nirninat
something proposed by the repub
licans is one tnmg ,and to get them to
vote for something proposed by a
democrat is another. He is lost
control completely at the opening of
the Congress when the Fitzgreald
bolt saved the Cannon rules, and in
the later successes mrninst. Pnn.
nonisn it wa sthe insurgent alliance
that saved the day and not tlm
generalship of Champ Clark.
It takes peculiar oua ifieiatinnn tn
perform the duties of sneaker in tho
national house of representatives and
to guide the deliberations of a body
of more than 550 statesman, each
and Champ Clark's possession of
qulajifflcations has been questioned
by his own party colleagues. The
best thing that could happen to
Champ Clark would be to have the
next house republican,and thu9 save
him either from being dethroned
as party leader or from being sub
jected' to a test his closest friends
think he cannot meet. Ike.
TKE NEW OLD SEXTON.
He toiled, away, alone, alone
around him many an humble stojic
on which the primitive legend read,
of people numbered with the dead,
he saw the grasses round him wave
but as he dug the lowly grave and lis
tened to the shovel ring, the winter
wind could hear him sing: "I dig
I dig the yielding clay; the old,
the young must pass away." A
mother kneels with moaning wild.
beside the dead form of her child-
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i uv oinuiiig lace sue once had seen
is now on death's reoose sorr-nn t,f
little hands are on his breast, the little
heart is now at rest; the sexton as
his shovel rings, in stranco and som
ber accents sings: "Some live an
hour some live a day, but all on earth
must pass away." A husband, pale
and tearful eyed, stands by the coffin
of his bride: he sees her hair in silk-on
strands, he sees the cold and pulseless
hands; cold the brow and dead the
eyes no soft voice answers to bin ori..-
and yet the wind that southward sings,
still hears the sexton as he sings:
"The bride may deck in bright ar
ray, bur all the earth must pass away."
There lies in state in vondoi- Imll
the master of these acres all; the lord
oi neid and wood and world, who
leaves behind his wenlfJi nf irrilil"
it could not warm the chilling breath,'
nor turn aside the hand of death;
in life wealth transient pleasures
brings and still the gray haired
sexton sings: "Tho rich, the poor,
the sad, the gay, all, all on earth must
pass away." A widow in yon humble
cot, holds deathly hands that
have wrought; sees deadly eyes she
once had known, to look so gladly
in her own, but blind the eyes and
deaf the ears, to yearning gaze and
falling tears: O irrave and donth
you have your stings. And still the
aged sexton sings: "Men vanish like
a transient ray, all on earth must
pass away." We journey through
the world along, with merry laugh and
heedless song, we reck not of the flvinir
years, or muffled drums and failing
tca-rs wnat tnoueh the honrso tho
dead may bear? Our world is glad and
tree ot care; the sun it s radiance o'er
us flings and still the feeblo sovt.nn
sings: "This life is but a winter's
day, we only breakfast and away."
Another sexton dies a era ve. out whorp
the leafless willows wave; the skies are
uarK, the day is drear, and who will
now be buried here? Who in this
narrow room shall dwell? The sexton
old who sung so well. And he who
digs, though young and strong, has
learned his predecessor's song; and as
his tireless shovel rinirs. ho still in
thoughtless accents sines! "T'rlitr
I dig the yielding clay: the old and
young must pass away." Waft Mason.
TAFT AND TARIFF.
In an interview between President
Taft and George K. Turner, published
in the June issue of McClure's maga
zine, on the subject of the tariff bill,
President Taft said:
"I did not secure all the reductions
I believe should have been made. The
woolen schedule should have been
lowered; it was not, because a com
bination of representatives from the
manufacturing and wool-growine sec
tions of the east and West had a ma
jority in Congress, which was over
whelming. Not only would it have
been useless to ry and beat it, but a
reopening of the old fight between the
growers and the manu facturers set
tled by the present schedule wouldhave
unfastened a Pandora's box that might
have defeated the whole bill.
"The Democratic South, with the
Northern lumbering states, prevented
free lumber; another combination of
the same sections made impossible
the lowering of the much criticized
cotton schedules. As always has
been the case in making tariffs in this
country, certain combinations of bcc
tional interests in Congress formed
irrespective of parties, uponp urely
indusrtial lines had majorities.which
were a matter of fact and had to be
recognized as such.
I finally signed the bill. Not be
cause it was a perfect tariff; ideal
tariffs are an impossibility under the
methodsof tariff legislation we have
employed. I signed it because ic
was the best I could secure under the
circumstances; because it represented
a considerable downward revision
from the Dinglcy tariff; and because
all things considered, I did not be
lieve myself justified in holding up
the business of the country for months
longer by vetoing this bill, on the
chance of getting a better one. The
bill gave free hides and free ore; it
reduced the duty on iron 75 per cent
on coal 33 1-3 per cent; on lumber
37 1-2 per cent; on all classes of iron
and steel manufactures very greatly;
and, generally sneaking, made large
cuts in the rates on the necessities of
life; while, to offset this, it made large
raises in luxuries.
These Have Agreed.
Sometime ago the Western Traffic
Association agreed upon a general
advance of interstate freight rates.
The following roads compose this
The Missouri Pacific railway.
Chicago & Noithwestern.
Chicagom, Burlington, & Quincy.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific.
Wabash (o:npany. '
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
Chicago & Alton.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.
Chicago, Great Western.
Missouri, Kansas & Texas.
St. Louis and San Franscisco. .
Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City.
St. Paul & Des Moines.
Minneapolis & St. Louis.
Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern.
Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary.
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis.
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Saulte St.
Kansas City Southern.
Chicago, Indiana & Southern.
The Western Trunk line committee.
To prevent this hardship upon ship
pers in the following states, viz.,
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas,
Nebraska, South Dakota, North Da
kota, Wyoming and parts of Montana
Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
and Tennasec, Attorney General Wiek
crsham obtained a restraining order
in the name of the United States in
the Federal Court.
HOW WOULD JESUS VOTE?
Rev. Burdick of Nehawak, might
better tackle the business end of a
mule than to engage in a controversy
with Editor Olive of Weeping Water
especially when the editor has the
best side of the argument. Burdick
is the editor of the Religious Field
Glass, which is printed in the Platts
mouth Journal office, and in replying
to the article from Burdick's pen
Editor Olive strikes the Field Glass
editor a solar plexus blow when he
"We think we have made ourselves
plain, and will state that The Repub
lican has been doing business for
twenty-eight years, and it has in all
those years advocated temperance,
been a clean, moral toned paper, and
we think' the editor the the Religious
Field Glass has gone out of his way to
condemn the paper on a question of
right, as to which is right. This
Field Glass, but two months old, print
ed in the office of the only avowed
champion of the liqur business in
Cass county undertakes to besmirch
the reputation of the Republican
for no oilier reason than that we dif
fer on the question of the right of a
Christian to vote for a compriomse
on the liquor question.
The Field Glass editor gets paid
well for working for conty option,
and it is possible that part of our re
cent article struck home, and perhaps
because we refused to sign our name to
a paper donating to him, is one reason
why he gets s Christian spirit to
moving so conspicuously. We recog
nize that the Field Glass is a better
paying proposition than the pulpit
and while we admire your paper
as a neat and crditable one, would
give you this kindly advice, that you
shouuld not work the religious, or tem
perance, or Sunday School racket to
get even, but to do good.
"And further for we have no
shame, we aslk the Field Glass editor
in his next issue to give as much promi
nence to the fact that the Republican
has for twenty-eight years been an
advocate of temperance, that it favors
state wide prohibition and docs not
favor a compromise whereby Douglas
county and a few others may sell
liquor. We respectfully suggest that
you use a little of the "Christian'.'
spirit in dealing with others.
"Again we ask you to tell us without
equivocation, in a gentlemanly way,
if in your opinion Jesus would vote
for county option. Then we will
know that Burdick, Bryan and Jim
Dahlman who are all working for an
act that will permit the sale of liquor,
are doin a Christian act,
Christian act, only of course Jim
Dahlman favors a lot of booze and you
favor just a curtailment; while the
Republican favors that if the right
o'clock law is a good thing, curtailing
the sale and hours, a law curtailing
it all day is still better. We want you
to answer the above question for you
preach bible truths and the question
is all summed up in its answer."
Mrs. William Claus and daueht
Bertha were passengers ion the north
bound Burlington this mornirg, go
ing up to the city for the day.
Iff Fitly Years W
III ihe Standard
A Guarantee of Light, Swctif
Pure, Viholesomo Food
Misses Ellen and Alice Pollock are
callers at Omaha today.
Fred Majors, night fireman at the
Burlington shops, hads added a mem
ber to his family. Its a boty.
Thomas and Bidwell Joiae left this
afternoon to spend Sunday with their
sinter at Bellevuc.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Clark came in
this morning on the train from Omaha.
Miss Hilda Barwick was an Omaha
traveler this morning.
Mrs. T. J. Will was among the Platts
Plattsmoyuth people who left this
morning for Saturday's visit to Oma
ha. Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Waters of Lin
coln arrived in the city this morning
for a brief stay.
Mrs. Joe Fitzgerald and daughter
Grace are in the Gate City tofday on
their regular Saturday visit.
Weyrich and Hadraba have iust
had printed an order of pretty half
year calendars. Old calendars removed
during houseelcaning days, and soiled
-' H Tf itl n 1 1 ir-'" -t
9 x 12 Rugs
Axminister, Wilton Velvets,
Brussels and Ingrains from
$10.00 to $27.50
We will give you a discount
of from 5 to 10 per cent for
a few days.
)E. G. Dovey & Son j
by six months usage, can now be re
placed with new ones. The half
year calendars are becoming quite
popular and the News has yet some
very pretty ones left.
Mrs. G. A. Grissman and mother
Mrs. S. Kinkaid left this mornong
for Omaha where the former resides,
she had been visiting in town a few
days at the home of her mother.
at Mynard Thursday evening, June
y. riattsmouth Cornet Band will
furnish music. Everyone is invited
to come. Do not forget the date
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for County Commissioner
from the Third district, subject to
the will of the republicans, at the
primary election this fall.
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