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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1904)
Trill MM()C!ATiC SLOGAN.
Tfct Rcrtioa W D.-mocrai;:, D.-moiulrai:: a j D.-;d E-
V-hlCt UPOn His Rffnrn
by Mr. Bryan and
r,.,M 1 - I ... 1 , . . .
uiioii givm the Hun. u- i ii...,,,
the Lfnelel hotel I ini'ulii u -i j il..
n auspicious nf niiti,in ....... e..
t for manv veur .
.lilllh D ' Til ill
every nook ami cmmi- t
ihe state were present ami the- oci al..n
w u.4 a
notable outiMiii'inir .if .f.i.,.,.
ratio (!( trine
In the corridors of the hotel the re
' !"" Riven Mr. lirnrt wis mo-t
.ord'.al. Tor a long time liis friends
r.'M-fl before him and renew, d ple,L-.s
of alii glance.
In the banquet hall, after a repist
of which nearly Too persons partook,
representative democrats of tho state
spoke of the warfare in v. ht h thev
arc engaged and of thut s al)()Ut
to come. Mr. Iiryan closed the speee h
niakliiK with an nddrcsa In which he
apal-tl onto again te the cons.ieiice
01 imp propie to aid in thp fight
eieeiareei nil trim democrats are
In no sppech which attempted to
.I....I at oil I.. .l...t. ......
ui 01. in uiian wun issues was
iIhtp a neglect to reiterate the princi
ples of thp Kansas City platform. Mr
lliyan said it should ip tw ni( (Hty
of thp nutlonal denioeratle eonvemion
to ivaflirm this Instrument.
Thp crush of people In the hold for
Hie banquet was great. In the antic I
I at Ion of hearing from Mr. Bryan's
lips some observations of his ' trip
nhroml, many persons attended. The
hotel was Imrely able to accommodate
the lino or 700 people who purchased
ticket.. An overflow, consist Inn main
ly of Lincoln politicians, enjoyed tluir
banquet In thp large assembly room
on the third floor of thp hotel." When
the speaking was begun, tallies were
removed and chairs were provided for
the banqueters ill the main dlnlng
riuini. Mil. BRYAN.
It required no Introduction from the
toa: Minister to present Mr. lliyan.
In his speech, Mr. Hryan in opening
niado a feellnK refereiK t to the death
of General Vlfqimln. Hp made few
H'fpretHi to his trip to Kurope tave
miicIi as were of friendly Interest in
the coiintries over the water. He suu
gpsted that none of them I'elt any ani
mosity to the United Ktatfs and that
it wan useless to talk of enlarging the
navy, as there would never he any
need to use It BRalnst these nations,
for the people over there would re
strain their rulers fhculd tlh;y hit
i.eel; war with the United States.
lie had HcathlnK words for
liii'iiils of corporate Interisls In
d( iuo( rath: party and paid that
wanted lump of their assistance
t'n.y hud lu'ouht the party to lt.t eld),
lie did not want to moitKiiKe' the
I uty to the people who wnuM con
I; ilu'.le the most to the cnmpaiKii fund
and would afterward deLnoil tho na
tion. In speaking of trmls. after bitterly
ni laii'iiinK them. Mr. I'.iyan critieiriil
the i re.'-ldent for not beiiiK eoiii-.ist nt
In his opposition to these ( orpiiiate in
terests. He said he had net larriul
on the war ann!nsi them to the point
where he ml,;ht under the law and as
a result had purehasid his rcnomina
tlon at the rxnrnse of a mubct of
duty in this direction, lb' asked how
it was possible to criticise a man for
selling his vote for $5 or another per
sou tor BellluK a postofhYe for $"m
whin the presid.'iit had purchased his
iciirminatlon ut the expense of $lih),
sii).(MH) drawn from the pockets of the.
motile of the United States through
'Instead of talkinfi of eoneessloi
i tul 'omi'iomises," he coii'inud. '"it Is
time for honrst and ntiKrissivi' .n tion.
We are confronted with a eondillon
thai may well alarm the thought ft:
and pati'intic. We llnd i-orruptiim
ivervwhete. Vot.'is are bon.nl :t at so
much per head, representatives in our
city pivcrnmcnts arp protliini; by their
positions, and even federal odlri il.; me
t-ellhiR tluir Influence. What Is the
cause? The commeri lal spirit that
nuts a t'rice on everythitic and resolves
everv (Must ion into 'Will II pay?' Thi.i
coinr.ii icla'isin haa Riven l oimlarlty
to that theory of rovpi nieeiit whi
permits the trnnlinis of privibnes to
a favored few and defends the theory
l y an attempt to show that the nio:r
thus hen directly llnd. Its way In-
dlreitly hack into the porktt3 of the
"We sie this theory In operation on
every Hide. The proleitlvp tail lY
iihrduUs illustrate- it; our financial
svstem rets upon It: the trusts hide
themselves behind It, and Imperialist)
ar mbMitntli'B t It theory for the
i oust Hut Ion. Is It strnnpe that moiify
I used to carry elections? K a party
makes certain classes rich by law. will
It not naturally turn to thoee i buses
for contributions during the cjmpatixn?
If coni-'ifss votes millions of ilollars
aniiiially to tariff haions. money ma
nntrs nnd monopolists. Is II not nnt
mal that aldermen should traflle in the
small lpRislatlon of a city council, and
If ofllelals hlKh and low use the kov
emment a if It wire a private asset,
l-i it surprising that many IndlviJuals
who are wlthoe.t ollleial position yield
to the temptation to sell the only po
ind al Influence they have, namely, the
ballot? What Ir the remedy? There
Is but one remedy an npiie.il to the
mi n al Hcn?( of the country an nwak
itiitiK of public conscience.
"Ami how can this appeal be made?
Not by showing a sreatT desire for
the snolis of otlhe than for reform;,
but by turning a deaf tar to the con-
U'g'nt y-tlirr e
head of highly bred
ibiefonl cattle wire binned to death
'i' one of the big barns on Sunny
S. ;;, tanih, owned by C. A. Stauuarel.
Many of the 1 attic which look prize;;
;' 'he lnt 1 1 nut iotin I flock show Lst
we:e bred tiemi the animals
eel. Loss. ?:T..i e.
i .." Vine Stree t school hiilb'ilng at
K.i.unii.'oo, Mich., burned, hive tinri't
'1 pupils, t ruined by the Hie eli'll,
'el. 'he building inside of n mlliiit '
v .. " -nit :;i (lileiil 10 one of them.
''he r;:l icultutal students met nt the
X' I 1 i'-l. a state farm Monday ami after
' ' Mng ofilci rs for th? leuning year a
' ".i"d was annoiiiti'd t; n-niine the
mi ...mcincnt of the paper Agi ieuitur;'
ut; i funis were ralsul for Its support.
Ihe e fuels of the ast'ieu!' 111 al as.o-
'iaii'in were ihoecn as follows: I'r.s
biuii.'H. Lute, Pnxton; vice presl
ei'tit, Lrwln llopt, Cambridge; M'cre-Ury-tri
usurer. I". I Jnmleson, Alli
um e. Kor the paper of the" acsoe lation
A K. Ivnvisoii was elecie . rditor-ln-hlcf,
i.nd A. II. llaeeUer as bu.l:ies
1 it! iv 1 rnr rr I 1a H,-.w.
TT I? C T - 1
"'" i rum foreign Laras---
tcmptiiv ,,v (.; An;, t :i.hk to Win"
and l nc.'ioiiiii it.K mi t,,ii. ,t and
straiKlitlorwatd pn. itii.n on c ry pub
lie ij i!i i ii ri . if we uml it )'! a 1 lo
snii' li' n:i n, we rui!:t ourvlves li '
slnieie. r.tnl our siineiity ian tie
rhown only by a iilillgne .. to ' rf i -ib
feat nil her than r.'v.ndon the laur.
of Kood pnv mini nt.
".-'hall we ::c.-p;;t liupi riali-ei ns an
a ci iii iished jri in order to aip-aM
thoso wlio arp williep to endorse 'pnv
ei'l'.il'.Kllt w il'iout Hie eoiisctit of I he
lioverneil?' Tin can be no thouelit
of suc h a sum m! r. for who winilii
trust ns to ilejl with other questions
if we prove b'lse lo the fundamental
lirliu i; les of self-siiv. rnmeiit ?
"Shall we i haiiye our position on the
triifct iiui.-tion In order to secure the
stippnit of l lie trust niHgnalis? ot
for a moment tan we think of It. We
want the trust magnates aKiiinst us.
not for us. Their opposition is proof
of our party's fidelity; their support
would cast suspicion upon us.
Shall we abandon our advocaev of
bhiu tallisin in order to conciliate those
who (bleated the party in nil cu'ii
palxtis? Never. Some phase of the
money question Is uiways before eon
Kiess, ami not one can predict when
the i (linage phase of the money ques
tion will r.'.iiili become acute. No re
form of any kind would be possible
wiih tim money changers in control of
'Shall we chunse our position on the
tariff question in order to win over
democrats who are enjoying the bene-
iits o! protection? It Is nbsunl to
suggest it, for the same vicious princi
ple runs through all of the abuses
from which the people suffer. And i;o
w ith the party 'a position on the labor
question, on the election of senators
by the people, on watered stock, con
trol of corporations and on other Is
The Kansas City platform Is sound
in every plank, and the first act of the
next democratic convention 'should be
to reaflirm it In its entirely, and its
next ad should bp the addition of new
planks in harmony with it and cover
ing such new questions as demand
Then the convention should select
canciidati i who believe In the platform
'candidates v.hese democracy will not
be an Issue In the campaign and whose
ndrllty to deniociatlc prim iples will
not ho doubted lit the election. And
then the committee should announce
that k will neither ask nor r ceive
campaign contributions from those
who are entrenched behind the bul
warks wbbh we it vp attacking. And
then let lis defend our position, not
upon the low ground of dollars nnd
edits, but by showing how republican
policies violate moral print iples nnd
Invbe tile puiil. hinciit that sooner or
later overtakes th wrong doer.
"Will such u course i'u-.ire victory?
The best that our party can do is to
deserve vbtoiy. and an appeal to the
conscience of the American people is
i, nie to win ultimately and off. is the
be ;-t promb.e of i'linircliale silne.-n.'
C. .1. SMYTH.
Mr. Smyth paid a glowing tribute to
Mr. lliyan. spoke of his visit to I i -tinstuished
men of fore ign nations and
srVl that the,;;.' In his own country
who had r'-fiisrel to se. anything in
him to commend had recently partici
pated graciously in the symphony of
pmiso that had started for him in the
Intellectual centers of Rurope.
Taking up his subject, Uuslon. Had
and Corel," Mr. Smyth dealt Hist with
national lirion. He referred to FreM
eler.t Clevebniel. who had been trusted
by his p-uty und had betrayed it. lie
a' tempted to support his policy by a
combination of a few elemocrats nnd
mail'.' republicans. Ttiis Uir.il of fusion
Turn now for a moment to fusion
In this state. In IS.vS w east Nll.outl
votes for Cleveland; in 1 S!il wn tiected
a democratic governor, he receiving
7l.i,;o vote'-; in 1S:) we polled tl.tjutl
votes for Mot ton; in IS'.Ct but 37.OU0
for JucU'e Irvine. If we cont'nueil un
der the same leadership, how lemg
w i'ld ii take to work o.it our extinc
tion? I rt the mathematicians answer.
In 1MU the fusion now under e-on-sid.
'ration, struc k this slate. Hut there
wve two waves, not one. The rail
road emho'i'.ened by years of success
dc te i mined to fasten more firmly their
held upon the neck of the pconle. nnd
In puis.iaiie p of this purpose noniinnted
. . . . , . i. . i .. in.-..
a tie net wnie n wa.i lain u u icpcuiiicnii.
but was In tact, thoroughly railroad.
The old leaders finding they could not
bring our party to support the rail
road ticket, left mi and Meed with tne
rtmiblicnns. This was one fusion wave
and was bd, br.t the party itself proved
trite to its traditions and lined up on
the side' of the ieo;ile by fusing with
populists. This was the other wave and
was good. As a lesult the republican
l'urty, sleepeel to Its eyes In corrup
tion, was driven from power for tne
first lime In the history ot the stale.
Th? cauitol was cleaned. The people
usterrel to their own and honesty put
In IS'.iT fusion fleeted the first dem-
oeiat to the supremo bench ,aiul If It
nrvrr dlel anything else that would be
siilllclent to Justify Its existence. Hut
it was not contented with one member
of that tribunal. It insisted upon hav
ing control, nnd eonseqiently placed
(loveineir Holconib beside Justice Sul
livan in ISM.
look out through the state anil an
swer me, have not moro democrats
Rx-City Clerk Isaac V. I.iiinoreaux.
of Ciiand Unpiels, Mich., was talli'd as
a wittie.-s by the prosecution in tho
trial of f-Aldtiinn Rllen for accept
ing a bribe in the I ake Michigan wate r
deal In the council. He testltlnl that
Salsbury asked him to go Into the deal,
1 in lu n fused. He. however, mom-
bed he would not ray anything ngains!
the water eleal. and afterwards Sals
bun- pave bin fL.Hi".
Howe ver tierce
It Is te iiini'ird by
the Ueeeiuber wind,
Hie leive of (loel.
Notice was served on the eifhVers of
the State Poultry association at Lin
coln bv Mr. K. C. Rewlck. who assumes
to rpenk ler the Auditorium ns-socin
t Ion tint the slate nsseu liitlon would
net In the future have the use of the
Andltori.ini. It Is the only building
In Lincoln thnt will houe the associa
tion for this cx.iihlt. There Is only
or.p other city in tne staie mat can
take care of the state assoc lation and
that l Oninhn.
Mrs. Flat InRton Are you doing any
Christmas shopplliR yet 7
Mrn. Kln.pklns No. not let. t it Just
helping to crowd the stores.
i', in I
r t-r )C?
I.iiid of fr:
': : :i mys
if jari d our
T hat win, h
I vt s il. m-
; ri s li'
s not l.'i m iric . .'
i U'.v. ll'it look at Xi h;isku'
o r.u v f:o;ii a !ri :ub r stauiinolut.
Prior to when did ii stuiid In
the tanks of ihe paily. near the head?
Xnt at all. but very ee-sr tl. bottom If
i;oi epnu' tin re. lis baihrs wer.' re
spectable gtntliiuen but were, with few
iMi ;it ions, more inlertsiie! in the wel
fare of the railrtuii'j thau of the peo
ple. In the councils of the party In the
nation, what were they? Mere follovv
eis content to walk in the footmarks
of some poison who completely over
lb hold, the- party in lS'.i; after It had
thrown off the corporation element. It
hud risen from insignificance to great
power and had taken on the statare of
a man. noble and ceimmauding. It now
became a guiding influence in the de
liberation. of the national organiza
tion. After that, men anxiously listened
to know what Nebraska elemocrats
thought upon this question or upon
that. We ceasfd to follow and com
menced to lead. The world learnd
where Nebraska was and trom time to
time its eye was centrreel upon It. anel
today the action of the party in no
Hate is watched with more interest
than the action of our party here. The
fusion which brought this about wat
good. It may be that it Is at an end
because impracth able, but no man who
contributed to its creation and assisted
in its maintenance can fed aught h it
a sense of pride that he was permitted
to do so.
"As the drvv to the blossom, the hud
to the bee.
As the scent ef the ro.-e are these
me morie to me."
When in after times some worthy
perron comes to vviite the history of
the democratic party of the nation one
of its highest pages will be that de
voted to Ihe part taken by the democ
racy eif Ne braska under the leader
ship of him whom we delight to honor
WILD AND WOOLLY WAY
Klvfi llmpi railuK Until l Kill Ire Town nf
Five robbers hold up the entire town
og Mci.eau. Neb., and while two pickets
were standing off thirty citizens of
the town, three cracksmen broke the
safe of the McLean state bank and
stile XiiOll. Thru, keening up a rapid
fire, the robbers retreated, getting
away with the booty. No one was hurt,
although thrilling stories are told of
whizzing bullets. There was $1,.'HI in
the same, but the bir.glars evidently
thought they had all the money when
they en inn on the $."111(1 and missed $1.
uoti in another compartment of the
eiife. The men lift town on foot In
a southeasterly direction and the coun
tryside Is In an exiiteil stale. Kvery
stranger Is lit Inn scrutinized. The bank
pi evident is K. M. Hopkins and the
cashier and manager is A. H. McCon
nell. The loss is fully insured.
Thist depredation eoniing on the
i,;;,ht following the- elay when th" tour
(Vimby bank robbers were sentenced
at Cherokee, In., to seven years each
rnd the holding to the grand jury of
one of the Luton, la., bank robbers.
the fact emphasises the fact that tho
I'ountry is fairly infested by desper
I iiiovitIiic More Oltlcliil firnft
Representative Hitchcock of Nebras
ka introduced nine resolutions, one
addressed to each cabinet ollleer, re
questing him to furnish th.i house a
statement 'showing the number of
horses, carriages and automobiles
maintained at government expense for
the olliclalH of his department, to
gether with data showing the cost of
said horses, carriages, automobiles and
harness, and the amount of wages paid
to men acting as coachmen, footm-Mi
and chauffers, whether carried on the
rolls as such or in some other classifi
cation. Also the list of oflle lals en
titled to the use of said carriages."
('Imiiipioii Hill Score
D. V. King, jr.. president of the
Colorado State Rifle association, has
made a world's record, seoiing !17
points In 1(H) consecutive shots with
the rifle at the grounds of the Denver
rllle club. Tho previous rreoid, DOS
points, was made by Col. H. Pope.
(iiTiimit WarHlilpn II011111I fur Amerind
Orders have been sent to the com
iiiodor? In command of the Herman
West Indian squadron to send the
sh'ps now at Havana to United States
porM. During the next ten days the
Vincta, with the commodore on board.
will go to New Oi loans, the l'aulke to
Mobile, Ala., and the Claztlle to tlal
ves.ton, Tf xas.
Intensely cold weather caused sniff r-
I rr? nil over New York City among the
homf lers and poor and the temperature
brought I'ondltions of extreme discom
fort for all whose duties called them
Into the open air. The pollc; were
kept busy earing for unfortunates, sev
eral of whom werp found unconscious.
one in a dying condition.
The temperature began to drop sud
denly, passed zero during the night,
and at 8 a. in. 8 below zeio was regis
tered ut the weather bureau, much
lower temperature prevailing In more
rxiMisfd portions ol the city. Klrrmen
were gi ally hindered In their work
by the lutense eold am' !he bursting
Dispatches from all ovrr the state
report extremely cold weather, tho
thermometer going n:i low as in ele
utees below zeio in the central part of
The Crund Trunk passenger train
No. 4 is in quarantine nt Niagara Fall.,
Out., with a case of smallpox aboard.
The train v. us stopped on the bridge
and all the piusfngeia held prisoners,
Dr. lliigham. immigration physician,
was summoned anel he In turn sum
moned Health Oltlcir Scott. The train
was lumlg.Vcel. Fourteen people were
exposed to the dlsea.te.
The barroom philosopher remarks
that it Is lio.-sihle for a man to retreat
before he has even been treated.
At the conclusion of a cabinet meet
lug PosLnastt r (ieneral Payne salel It
bad been dec lib cl lo appoint Henry 12,
I'li'mer ns postmaster nt Omaha, Neii.
to suecevel the Incumbent of that of
fice. Mr. Palmer was pressed for the
fppolntmi'nt by Senator Millard.
Kitty Do yen think Nellie Dreese
Is real nice?
Ilessie I don't know. Why?
Kitty I told her Fred Simmons gave
me a very flattering eompllini til. and
bIip said any compliment that Fred
could give me must be flattering.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS
THi: STATE AT LARG.
Hall & Se i'bcr's grocery siire of
Krieson has befii closed by crcHlilors.
I'.aptUt of lti-.itrlct' are holding a
series euf successful revival r.ii'e'tings.
Otto Baumaa. one of West Point'H
most prominent citizens, died biiddi-nly
While Albert GiwtseUulg was chop
ping In the timber near Elm creek his
ux slipped and cleaved his foot, cutting
Tho infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Marsh Ilorstnian, living uear Webster,
was badly burned. The child' clothes
A rural free delivery ronte will bt
established at Pnnnma, Lancaster
county, on March I. It Is twenty and
one-half miles Ion? and serves a popu
lation of 410.
The citizens of Floldrege huve voted
$0,000 bonds for the purpose of Im
proving their water system, and put
ting down new wells.
There wero fifty-two accessions to
the Christian church (luring the reviv
ul meetings under the direction of Do
Forrest Austin at Humboldt.
I). E. Thompson, United States min
ister to Brazil, is expeeteel to arrive
In Lincoln February 8. He sailed from
Rio Janeiro on the steamer Tennyson,
Several carloads of iron anel steel
have been received at Ord for the
new brielgo across the North Loup. An
eastern contractor has tho contract
and work will begin nbout February 1.
The annunl meetinga of tho state
conference of charities will be held In
Lincoln February 2 nnd 3. The pupils
of the school for tho blind will give
an entertainment 011 tho evening of
Harms IIuls. a prominent young
German farmer residing In Hanover
township, Gage county, was seriously
Injured in a runaway nocide'nt eight
miles northeast of 13eatrice Saturday
night. Tho team ran away.
County assessors of the state met
tn Lincoln and discussed the new rev
enue law. J. U. C. Miller of Lancas
ter was elected temporary chairman
and J. M. Teegarden of Cass cemnty
was selected for secretary. Organiza
tion was effected and spi'cchos were
made by Governor Mickey and Auditor
At a meeting of the state board of
agriculture Mr. Furnas reported that
tho total resemrces on hand were $1,
557.52; thnt the receipts for the year
Including appropriations, were $i:,
8511.2::. Of this sum $14.fi(;i.(;0 was ex
pended for premiums and other ex-
and $21,198.71 for pruning,
Ivv, a prominent stockman,
was seriously injured in a runaway at
Norfolk and may die. He was driving
homo when his team became frighten
ed and overturned the carriage down
an embankment. Low was elragged
for some distance and had three ribs
broken anel torn from the collarbone
and his lungs were seriously injured.
Rev. J. Forrest Marston of Lincoln
will continue to languish In the Cass
county jr.ll for a time. Ho hns been
there for the last ftvo weeks awaiting
trial for obtaining money undr false
pretenses. Ho has pleaded guilty to
soliciting Insurances without a license
and was sentenced to pay a lino of $50
and costs. The money not being forth
coming, ho was remanded to jail.
Out in Hooker county the people are
just now making Into school districts
that unorganized territory which cov
ers one end of the county. This was
done upon the suggestion of Superin
tendent Fowler, who 1: trying to get
thnt (i.000 seiuare miles of territory
which Is not organized Into school dis
tricts In such a shapo that a school
tax may be levied and the youth of
the territory may be given tho advan
tages of schools that Is now denied
Word reached Beatrice that during
a storm Emmett Nucter, a farmer re
siding near Steele City, southwest of
Beatrice, lost three head of mules,
three head of horses and thirty hend
of hoga, all killed by one stroke of
lightning. It. was nle;etlng and snow
ing when the bolt came. The barn
was also destroyed.
The State Firemen's Association In
session at Fremont, elected officers. M.
Bauer of Nebraska City was chosen.
president, John McKay of Illnlr first
vice president, Charles Koltz of Wahoo
second vice president. It was decided
to send an all-Nebraska team to St.
Louis this year, and money to defray
this expense was voted. The team
will be picked from all over the state.
At the state Irrigation conference
at the state farm Henry Lewis of Lln
cqln declared that many difficulties at
tended tho irrigation of land where
rainfall was partial. No difficulties
were encountered where farmers de
pended entirely upein ditches. Prof.
Stout nf tho state university describ
ed Nebraska's water supply. W. P.
Wright of Scotts muffs told of practi
cal Irrigation in the North Platte val
ley. F. G. Hanier of Kearney also ad
dressed the meeting.
Dr. Hugo 13. Nelson and Cella M.
Sehofield were married at the homo
of the bride la Tilden. The groom
served ns captain in the Third No
braska during tho Spanish-American
war and afterward completed a course
at th't Crelghtoti medical college In
Grace Barnes, the fifteen-year-old
daughter of Henry Barnes of Sterling,
has been sent to the reform school for
girls at Geneva, h'ho vvas brought Into
court 011 the charge of Incorrigibility.
The new term of the Fremont nor
mal seheiol commenced with a larger
attendance thnn for the previous term.
Tl e National Guard of tho stale has
received au order from General Culver
to prepare) for a state Inspection to be
held seiein. General Culver and Gen
eral Daggett will make- the Inspection,
which will bo preliminary to the In
spection which the war department
will make before the first of May.
By a vote of 21 5 to 51. the citizens
of Hoblrcge, nt the special election
decided to Issuo $0.(100 bond; for pro
viding the water system nnd for put
ting down now wells.
It hns been (b'creej that no more
fratuo bu!!'liugi V- p"--iej In the
business part of Papllllou.
Hundred cf Them Cither for
LINCOLN. Four hundred members
of the Nebraska Swlae Breeders
agrevd to forswear patent foods with
tempting labels ami put their trust
iu the calm, prosaic statements of
science. This took place after Pro
fessor Avery read a paper pronounc
ing most ntock foods a delusion and
a snare. The chief Ingredient in all
these preparations was either corn
meal or(bran. declared thr uiau of
He declared that he had analyzed
a large number of the fixiel and
found them all the same except the
following eioen'.irn, here ho found
a preparation fearfully and wonder
"I Imagine It would be highly in
teresting to have been able to watch
the workings of the mind that solved
tho problem for this medicinal food.
After concocting It he was evidently
evidently proud of his work, and will
ing that the people should bo ad
mitted lo the mystery of his modi
cine, so he printed on the cover of the
package the- various things he had
used. The list looked like he had
gone to work much as some of us
would do If we went into a drug store
and asked the pharmacist to mix up
a little of every drug in the store in
one huge vessel, hoping thereby to
g"t the drug which would cure our
ailment, although we shoulel not know
which one It might bu. The list of
things which that amateur stock
physlcinn used occupied a whole side
of a large package, and I guess he
had almost everything ho could think
of written down there. Of course,
after composing such a mixture ho
considered that he had a medicine
that would cure a vast number of
diseases and irregularities."
The farmers decided after a short
discussion, to rely on science anel "cut
out" fancy goods.
SMUCGLING OPIUM TO PRISON
Former Convict Said to Have Affidavit
Implicating a Guard.
LINCOLN. The story 01 opium be
ing smuggled Into the penitentiary,
as told by an ex-convict and publish
ed some months ago, was again
started, when it was reported to Gov
ernor Mickey that a former canvict
has made aflldavit to tho effect that
prisoners were getting the drug
through their friends on the outside,
who workeid the smuggling through
some of the guards.
At the time of publication the mat
ter was thoringhly Investigated, anil
while It. was found that the convicts
were getting the opium no evidence
was found thnt would warrant tho
charge that Warden Beiemer or his
employes were implicated. The war
den ellscoverea several clever schemes
that were used by the prisoners and
their friends on the outside and re
ported to Governor Mickey, who or
dered a strict watch kept anel a thor
ough Investigation made. The gov
ernor stated that he believed the
smuggling had all been stopped and
that tho prisoners were nest now re
ceiving any drugs.
bank at McLean is Robbed.
NORFOLK. A special to tho Daily
News snys that the bank at McLean,
Neb., was blown up and $500 taken.
The robbers came from the south
east. No trace of them has been
Dangerously Hurt in a Runaway.
NORFOLK. AJLvin Low, one of Ihe
most prominent stockmen in northern
Nebraska and a pioneer settler of
Norfolk, Is in a very critical condi
tion at his home near the city as the-
result of a disastrous runaway.
Building Activity at Ord.
ORD. Something like fifty new
residences were completed la Orel iu
I'JOU and yet there Is a dearth of
(muses. It Is impossible to find vacant
houses in town and present indications
are that there will be much building
hero the coming season. There are
a dozen dwellings in course of con
struct Ion at the present time. Among
the buildings projected for tho com
I ing season are a number of brick
blocks on the square. There is de
mand for all the building done and
Ord is experiencing a healthy growth
State Fair Has Balance.
LINCOLN. A meeting of the state
board of agriculture was held here,
and the financial condition of the or
ganization discussed. Mr. Furnas re
ported that the total resources, In
eluding balance on hand, from last
year's report, were $4,557.42; that the
receipts for tho year, including slate
appropriations, amounted to $4:1,
859.2:;. From this sum $1 1,004. fiO had
been expended for premiums and
other expenses, such as Improve'
mi'ntn on the grounds, printing,
judge's' salaries, etc., were $24,198.71.
The balance on hand ut the prevent
time being $l,'.i!l5.!)2.
Farmer In Hard Luck.
NORFOLK. Joseph Vbizney of this
city has more than his share of hard
Lick. Last spring wivn the Klkhorn
liver run out of lis banks, It licked
off six acres of Ms choicest loam
upon Ills farm. The current also
:;tole his Imrn ut! well. Later on
son broke his arm In a scuiHe In
school. Just as this hoy got out of
heel another got it with pneumonia
A third son wns stricken a little!
later with the same disease nnd then
Mr. Vla.v.ey's father elle-d. Now hi?
wii'e hns a frpctured arm.
Methods of Caring for Sick.
i.i.m. ui.is, rscn. At tne meeting o
tho isciiraska Live sstocK ureeders
association ninnv new theories of
stock raising were dUciisscd. lr
Peteis explained how infectious dls
eases might be avoided by thorough
disinfect lem In corrals nnd liarns
Animals vith blackleg vlmiM lie
hurled where they die. Tho carcass
should not be dragged around. All
dead hogs sheiuld lie burned. Freer
Ing, declared the professor, did not
hurt cholera germs. Some farmeri
use too much aconite on animals.
A CGXSCIl'.XCE CAM!'
(Al.stiact of spicih by
New Haven Jackson
Mr. Iiryan 11 1
January 11. !'.i-4
The ord wi:iip.iig:i suggests war
fare. We ie trim with which we are
familiar in ph.vsf.-al struggles to de
scribe those political ei ntisis In vvhirh
we appeal not to visible force, but to
those , invisible Int'.wem e s which are
stronger than ihe arm cf man. And
It la especially fitting to use military
phrases tonight when we asbenibU' in
memory of Arelr.-w Jackson, who
showed in civil lontesls all of the
courage and purpose that he displayid
on the battle field.
Il is good tattles to strike the enemy
where he Is weakest, and use the
weapons which are most effective Tim
weak pcint of every bad policy Is that
it sacrifices human rights to silflsh in
terests, nnd today to prove a systi 111
evil we have only to show thut it vio
lates that sense of justice which is
satisfied with nothing less than equal
rights to till and special privilege's to
mine The only appeal' whic h is permit
nent in Its 1 ffcctlveness and enduring
In Its usefulness is the appeal tei con
science, and while It may seem weak
ness to the brutal and folly to the sor
did, It arouses a response which at last
sweeps everything before It.
The consi ler.ee contiols human ac
tions whenever it is weakened, and it
is only weakened by a voice from an
ot hey r cei, science. If we would touch
thp consciences of others wv may get
eviduue thnt our own coin c ieiu cs have
been quickened. The great issue at
this time Is the ls.siu between man and
mammon, bitvveen dc mocptcy and plu
tocrnc y. All' surface questions of na
tional policy, of taxation, eif regula
tion and of finance, are but phases of
thnt century-long, that world-wide
struggle between the common people
and organized wraith.
To say that It does not pay a nation
to violate the rights of a people of an
other nation involves so much of ad
dition, subtraction, multiplication and
division that many lire lost in a maze
of maiheniatUs, but to say that the
wages of sin Is death Is to give an
epitome of history that accords with
each person's experie nce. To say that
taxation which conl'eis Immediate ben
efits upon the privileged few who se-
ureel the enactment of the law does
not find Us way bac k by lneleflnite and
devious ways to the pockets of the
many may confuse the minds of some.
but to say "Thou shall not steal"
rit her by law or in defiance of It, can
be easily understood. And so In deal
ing with principle';!, with finance, with
labor pioblrnis anil all the other ques
tions nt issue, we may view them from
morel standpoint nnd arraign every
evil 11L the bar of public nusc ienc-e.
Will It win? Nothing less e-an give
permniunl success. As the martyrs
who. eighteen hundred years ago.
nerling in piayer while hungry beasts
elrvoti-ed them. Invoked a prayer
mightier than the legions of Rome,
so today It is not emly possible, but
iirct:;rnry to appeal to that moral sinti-
ment of a nation wh'ch. when aroused,
will prove more potent than the mess.
The Philadelphia Teh gram prints n
disratch from Newcastle to Ihe effect
that Andrew Carnegie h;:s set aside
$4.(H'il,iit;n ns a fund, the int. rest on
which is to he used ns a pension fund
for employe?, who meet injury iu any
of Ihe Carnegie steel plants. Among
other pension Items Is one of "Ul cents
day to any child under It! years of
age injured, or Jli'ti to the lamily ol
any child meeting de'iiih while at
work." But where Is the philanthropy
In allowing children under 10 years
if age to work Iu a steel mill? Why
not. pay ihe elders enough wages to
obviate1 the n.ersily of hiring chil
dren under 10?.
Xttoiney General' Knox, In reply to
an inquiry, nnorts that In the last
yeur he has expended about $5,n(iu of
the $51:11,(11111 voted him to as:ist in
roseciiting the trusts. At the rate lie
Is working the appropriation will run
his department for tvv.nty years. Even
repiiblban congress expected about
twenty times as much activity as he
has displayed. Twenty expee te el to one
renlized that Is more than sixle. 11 to
One who opposes Judge Parker's
nomination because of the uncertainty
ns to the judges position on public
suggests that In e use of his nomination
the second vitse of tho third chapter
of First John would be about as defi
nite it declaration as the jttt'.gc's rec
ord would permit.
"On to St. Louis!"
The "grafter"' should he sure of his
tn finicality before going ahead.
Mr. 1 In nna's declination seems to lie
rcveial laps behind his press agent.
The graft hum Ing public officii!
will hereafter be sure to pack a few
te chnii allties in his grip. '
President Roosevelt Is to be excused
If he thinks the Hanna declination Is
suffering from a "vexatious Indisposi
tion." It appears that Smator Dietrich got
(ui the hum! side of Justice a few
1'ioiitliR before Congressman Drlggs
Owing to circumstances over which
they seem lo hsve 110 control the fit I
vens nf Sheffield, Mass.. ure just now
unnlile to d'vote all of their lime to
1 oh Ins the "southern ioce problem."
The finding In the Dietrich rnse
reims to lie to the effect that nil a
reiiPtor-iicet enn get between the lime
of his election and the time of taking
the on Hi Is his for keeps.
Mr. Morgan's persi mil property cs
reiMiient has been reduced $J.K.uti(i, and
Mr. Rne ke feller knows who Is rrspoli
Ell.Io for I!.
Pcrhar.s those Russian dogs of war
have heard about that Russian pur
clinsp of American canned beef uml are
Dfrold to break loose.
The St. l.oul. G!obe-)( mix rat says:
"Geiiernl Wood earned Ills stn: ." And
u. did 5i : other and mom experienced
soldiers, mid many of them heroic
Wood wi'.a out of knlc keiboi kers, but
they'll be a long lime getting them.
Ahnut all H e moral that ti e grafters
will get out ot Ihe Dletvleh nnd Diiggs
co- will be this: Try to get a teat
In the feunte It's safer.
The military etiquette that prevent
ed a wont of commendation for Gen
eral Miles when he retired was 011 a
vacation whrn General Young retired.
Jii Mr.1.1: ii'rr.Ki:.-:.
Tl:.' vvui Id lu:U uioiMm'enis to sx me
he roes but the world does imt uUay
riiiH-se wisely. Siwne of t!i, gtmwst
hert,es receive liitle or no a'tcutlon.
and their nenies are lurrnt'en In au
hour. T!ie best known names In his
tory are those of men who won fame
in war Hannibal. Caesar, Wellington
and Napoleon. Put whi In the world
hails us heroes men who won their
fame iu war. il U too prone to fornct
heroes whose bravery resulted iu the
saving cf human life. Scarcely a day
goes by that some deed us heroic ae,
any that ever adorned history's page
is not performed, but passed by with
out even a notice. Ami if neiteei at all.
It Is a fleeting notice, a newspaper
comment, and then forgotten. No
monument Is erected to perpetuate ih,
memory of the deed and1 honor the
doer. How many people know who
Jame-s Mi (Jinnls Is? And yet MVGlnnls
recently performed a deed as brave
and as heroic as a majority of those
perpetuated by marble shaft. McGln
nls Is au engineer nt a coal mine near
Scranton, Pa. During working hours
the air compressor exploded, leaving
the mlueis exposed to deaia by sulTo
caMon. Flying fragments tore hi
llesh and scalding steam cooked him.
He swooned with the pain, but recov
ered In an Instant uud remembered hi
coinracli's deep down in the mine'. He
diagged himself to the signal box and
sounded the warning. Then, despite
his awful wounds, he stood nt the
tli rot tie and lever of his engine and
hob-ier and brought tho Imprisoned
miners to the surface. Is It not true
that such a deed -of heroism Is worthy
of as much notice iih that given to
deeds which ealbil fur tho r,aciiflce eif
A disastrous' wreck on an eastern
railroad lecenily brought forward two
heroes whose mimes should be remem
bered Louis Hllgot nnd Thomas
Baum. Seventy people met death In
that wreck, but the list would have
been grently lengthened had It not.
been for the presence of mind and
heroism of these two men. llllgot, the
conductor, was fearfully inniigled ami
se aided, but In the midst of his agony
he remembered his duty. "For God's
sake Pag 411 or she'll be Into us In a
few minutes!" he cried. And Thomas
Bauni, the baggageman, with his head
frightfully cut and his body mangled,
crawled down the track nnd flagged 4'.
by setting fire to his coat and waving
It In front of the fust approaching
Are not these three heroes real
hcires worthy of as much jiralso and
honor ns many a man whose monu
ment per pet rat e.-' ileeiL upon the field
of battle? But. how long will the world
remember McGlnnis, Hilgot and
'The recognition of I'mianm as nn
Independent republic Is aire tidy nn ae-
coui lished fac t," said President Koose-
It with the air of one who would
put "finis" to the incident. Robbery
of t!i government by postal and land
thieves is alio an iiccoiniillshed fact.
but thut Is no reason why the robbers
thoiiid be left in itndlsturbf d enjoy
ment of their loot.
When Wall street bached McKlnley
the g. o. p. editors told us that, we
should listen lo the advice of Wnll
stree't. Now those same editors ore
le-lling ns that the allegeel opposition
of Wall street to Roosevelt Is the chief
jeascn why Roosevelt should be elect
ed. The average republican editor
usually becomes so twisted in his ar
gument that, hp collides with himself
before he gets to the first turn.
Captain Mills has taken the longdis
tance jumping championship from
General Woods. Captain' Mills has
just Jumped over 270 captains 354 ma-
jois, lieutenant, colonels, and KC
colonels. Like Wood, Captain Mills
had the advuninge of a running leap
from a. presidential favor springboard.
Before the interstate commerce cnni
r.iission wastes any more time trying
to ascertain why ths railroads have ad
vanced rates, some geieiel friend Rhoiild
inform that august body that the rall
loaelH elid it because they could neo
nothing to prevent It.
The citizens of Arizona, New Mexico
anel Oklahoma should "rise ns one
man" nnd send a special rommlssiein
er to Washington with an application
for statehood' In one trunk and an
opportunity to squander a few of tho
nation's millions iu another.
General Adna R. Chaffed won his wny
from a private in the ranks to the po
tltion of lieutenant general, and thero
is 110 tr.lk of Investigating him. But
General Chaffee was fortunate in get
ting so htrfh up before personal favor
itism came Into style that ho could not
be "jumped" by the favorttes.
Janan wilt not feed her soldiers on
American canned beef. That is an In
dication that Japan's military leaelera
are quite well Informed concerning
soma interesting developments of. the
late Yanko-Spanlfch war
The postal deficit continues to grow,
nnd probably will keep on growing un
til nn nelmlnlslrotion takes hold that
w ill hack up denunciation of graft with
the deeds that will result in sending
the grafters to the penitentiary.
The personality of their candidate
la a mnttc?r of seronilnry Importum-A
to the r. o. p. bosses. The man who
(nn offer the best evidences of being
easily financed I the man the beisse.s
are looking for.
Now thnt the country has found out
how old Ann really Is. It might try to
figure nut how old she will be when
the president sends a trust magnate to
the ie tilte ntlury.
Mr. DiigRs serins to have overlooked
the pot. ilillltle s thnt were hidden In 11
f. .it top ful rfi'ort to Ret behind tho
statute of limliullon.
Mr. llanna's resolution not to he a
inndidnte seems to belong to tne sumo
e lnss as a lot of Nrw Year rrcolutlom
we linve hr.ird about.
The president says the Panama mat
ter Is "nn ace omiili: h.eil fact." So la
the "grafting" in the postal and public
bind elepnrtnietits, but thnt Is no ma
son why Hip guilty parties shoulel net
be p. tnii hrd.
The Sioiirc City Journal declares thaf.
"Senator Allison maintains an open
mind." Does the Journal menu that
It Is welt ventilated or only porous?
Mr. May Informs the Colombian min
ister thnt Panann Is a closed Incident.
But it may have a little erne k In It, like)
the Dietrich "vndlcntlon.
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