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The Plattsmouth Journal ;
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U. A. KATES, l'l HLIMIKK.
KaU-ri-J at tl. l'- ' ' P.tUni"Uth.
An exchange is rir.titv a senvv
tion.il tory of a '"Trip Through
Hell." While it nay lie a hot nutn
Ur, few iH.-oji!e care for a forecast.
have to "set up and be moving" if
he wants the republican nomination
for Kovcrnor. Treasurer Mortesen
is close on his trail with plenty of
Whkn Russell Sage said that a
man cannot have too much money,
he probably meant that a man in
the newspaper business could net
have too much money, or that a
man never thin'-, that lie h.i too
Tin: n u:ie of F.-Co:i;.re-M'.i 1:1
Ilitchcoi k h.i- lit n mentioned by
a number ol luwsp.ijrsot the state ;
ns a candidate for governor on the;
,'.-!.w-ra!i.- i.-L-.- T!v loi-rnali
could Hot suggest a better man. !l"r j
one better fitted for the p'.acv.
STATK TkKAst'KI.K M ikTKNSKN
says that he will accept a nomina
tion for governor, but will not make
a campaign to secure it. It is not
necessary to make a canvass. If
the powers who direct things polit
ical for this state want Mortensen,
he will lie notified.
Tin: democratic papers in the
state should keep pounding away
on the question of organization.
The state committee should get a
move on themselves and take iuiti
tory steps in this direction, and
rural democrats will bring up -the
rank and file. The Journal would
like to see the committee meet not
later than March 1. (let a hustle
on you, Tom.
Ik the map of the United .States
would le improved by doubling up
the four Southwestern Territories
into two States, mightn't it be still
more unproved by doubling up
Vermont with New Hampshire,
Connecticut with Rhode Island and
Delaware with Maryland? After a
few more doses of Addicksism Dela
ware, at least, might gladly give
consent to le joined for all eternity
with the State which Charles Car
roll of Carrollton has made immor
tal. It is amusing to watch the news
pajH.r chain gang trying their hand
at political slate-making. While
there a few of the "Me, Too" class
emitting the cuckoo cry when they
arc told the proer time has arrived
for them to le heard, and the notes
art given out from certain Lincoln
newspapers, the fact is that the
great majority of the thinking, no-ax-to-grind
newspapers of the state
are not swept off their feet by a lit
tle spring fever of hero worship.
1 Lincoln Star.
Did John I'.rown die in vain? lias
his soul lieen marching on to no
purpose? It would appear so, lie-cause-
the supreme court of Kansas
has held that the law of that state
providing separate public schools
for white and black pupils is a good
law. A few years ago, when some
of the democratic states of the
south provided separate schools for
the whites and blacks, a great cry
went up from our republican friends
in the northern states a cry of
r.viiu:NTi.v there is going to lie
"great doings" in Omaha during
the municipal campaign at the com
ing spring election. The success
ful candidate for mayor will have
to have the saloon element with
him. And he cannot have this ele
ment with him without the opposi
tion of the civic federation. Now,
how is he going to manage it? The
fact is it is the hardest job any man
ever undertook to control three or
four hundred saloons, and at the
same time attend promptly to his
other duties as the chief executive
of a great city like Omaha. The
liquor men arc up in arms and they
to k-ow w ho tI:f frir,ls
are before supixirnn them this
-prin for citv offices.
Win:.!: they are tlincuvin,; the
I: c.iua! across Panama, it would
be a o.xl scheme to put a lock on
i the appropriation.
; Tin: only case 0:1 record where
the licet and cane suar nun have
gotten together is in their opposi
tion to a reduction of the Philip
A 1'knn.svi.vania man aj;ed 27,
married a woman aged 47, she bc
ing the mother of his first w ife.
This should explode the mother-in-law
Onk headline announces "IVwie
Relinquishes the Cares of Zion,"
another that "The Sheriff takes
Charge." It may le remarked
that lioth were over the same dis
patch in different papers.
I'l.NMoM.N CmMMISMmNT.R Wak-
k sas J').i'i i iK-:;sio::ers have
die.! within the j. 1st six iy.o::th-.
Time is marching on the old vetc-r-
i- U r than thev marcr.ei
the enemy in the sixties,
1 Hi. IhoneV ilcposite'l III tile
ious bank of Omaha during the
year I''"5, by saloon men of that
cite, amounted to :?o,07v" '. In
addition to this the liquor dealers'
association have a large amount of
money in its treasury, which isalso
in the banks. A mighty power to
This is a funny story which Mr.
Swift tells on the witness stand to
the effect that Commissioner of Cor
porations Garfield told him that the
president desired to protect the
packers charged with violations of
the anti -trust laws. Hut this is not
the first time we have heard that
the commissioner was not zealous to
enforce those laws.
Tim; Honorable Joseph fl. Can
lion, boss of the house of represent-1
atives, has indicated, officially, that
he is a candidate for the republican
nomination for congress in the
Kighteenth Illinois district again
this year. After he gets it, there
will likely k a stalwart democrat
camping on his trail from lx?gin
ning to end of campaign; and Mr.
Cannon will know that somelody
besides Yates is after him.
Kekpixg eternally at it" is
what makes success in any under
taking. This is why the Journal
desires to keep prominently lefore
its democratic readers the necessity
of a thorough organization, and an
early one at that. We are not go
ing to lose sight of this fact until
the state committee meets and
starts the ball to rolling in that di
rection and adopts a system. We
know the effects of a thorough or
ganization, and would like to see
the Journal's plan of doing so adopt
ed in every county in Nebraska.
A i i;w years ago there was an ac
cepted adage which ran something
like this: "The democratic party
is unlucky. You can always trust
the democratic leaders to do the
wrong thing at the right time."
And it seemed like the adage was
always coming true. But it is dif
ferent now. The situation has
changed, and today it is almost
safe to say that the two great par
ties have reversed positions. To
day everything in state and nation
al affairs seems working to the wel
fare of the democratic cause. To
day it is the republican party which
is making the mistakes.
Tim: democrats of the state are-
going to make an effort to organize,
to eliminate sectional difference and
get together. There is certainly
need of it. The affairs of state have
lecn at high pressure long enough. J
Kxtravagance and graft have lieen
the main features of republicanism
for a nuinlier of years. Increasing
the nunlcr of officers, lengthening
the term, increasing the salary or
strengthening the apimintivc power
is characteristic of nil legislation.
Kvcry move in this direction cur
tails the rights and privileges of
the people. If the democrats will
organize on Jeffersonian principles
they will find plenty of encourage
ment and a host of new recruits.
xcmplif.ed Monday when Stephen '
..affy of West Point. 111., gave Miss
Lemmon of (Juincy a thou
sand dollars to marry him. She
took the money and skipped out.
Packkk Mokris is right ir
that there is no Utter business for
a young man to go into now than
raising cattle. As population in
creises and the wild lands are
brought under the plow the farm
breeding, grazing and feeding of
live stock on a scientifically econ
omic system is becoming one of the
safest and most profitable industries
of the country.
The adoption by the lower house
of the Ohio legislature of a resolu
tion asking congress to admit an
amendment to the constitution of
the United States providing for the
election of senators by direct vote
is another indication that that meth
od of election is coming. Itsarriv-
i a! may lie hastened by exposure of
I boss rule and machine- methods in
tlie election of senators.
WasiiiMiTi n society is in a state
bordering on hysteria. The great
question is, "Am 1 on the list of
those to be invited to Miss Roose
velt's wedding?" There are to be
issued l,5ou cards. There are
15,01 to women on the anxious seat,
The situation is too painful for dis-
cushion: The readers of the daily
papers will undoubtedly feel some-
jvhat relieved when the event has
Wh at kind of an uprising would
there have been in the north if
(Irover Cleveland had appointed
Joseph Wheeler, the great cavalry
leader of the confederacy to the po
sition of brigadier general in the
regular arm v? What sort of an up
roar would there have lieen if the
remains of a deceased reliel general
had leen wrapped in the flag of the
confederacy, and taken through
the streets of New York and to
Washington , to le laid to rest in the
cemetery held sacred to the loyal
men of the nation? The fact that
the men of all parties attended the
funeral, and paid their respects to
the late Joseph Wheeler; that mem
bers of the G. A. R. were among
the guard of honor, and marched
side by side with the men who
fought with Wheeler in the confed
erate army, shows that this great
American republic is big enough
and broad enough to recognize the
greatness of her soldiers, no matter
where they fought, nor how.
Using Public Office for Private Gain.
The whip .of public scorn has
heen wielded in late months against
men in public office who use their
official position to secure money for
themselves. The public calls these
men loodlers .md lashes them with
the state prison or with political
oblivion, or both. The public acts
wisely and righteously in so doing.
What of the men w ho use public
offices for private gain inother ways?
The office-holder who builds up
a personal machine to get himself
another term in the same office or
to get another office is using his
official position for personal ends.
If he appoints unfit men to office
merely for their support at the
primaries he prostitutes a public
trust. The lHH)dler lias swift con
demnation. The office-holder w ho
buys future support by the sacrifice
of public interests is equally guilty.
He should receive equally swift
and severe condemnation.
Public office is a public trust.
The saying, which drover Cleve
land dug up for use in one of his
ponderous messages, is eternally
fine. It is true as opposed to steal
ing from the public treasury. It is
true as opposed to accepting gifts
for the office-holder's vote or favors.
It is true as against the use of
public office for political advance
ment. Some men in public are briU-d
with money, and for them there is
e.)osurc and punishment. Ambi
tion briUs other men. For those
w hom ambition bribes there should
also be exposure and punishment.
Desire for private gain in each case
leads to lietrayal of the public
A Vaice of Protest.
Srvrral of tbc ri-nri!
j,i;)t.:s are violently objecting
.gramme of the Lincoln Jo
which paper is
seeking to make
Norris Irown the heir to all the
; anti-railroad sentiment in the re
publican ranks. I'.ditor Hreede de-
, i . , ... i.
iiia.tu m-ii iac ije.s are iu.i 01
i good republicans who have anti-
monopoly records equal to that of
N'orris P.rown, and he finds one of
them in Fremont. Discussing the
Lincoln Journal's pro-Brown atti
tude, the Hastings editor says:
"Our highly esteemed contem
porary, the Nebraska State Journal,
is gTooming and booming Norris
Brown, the present attorney-general,
for United States senator to
succeed Senator Millard. Just why
the Journil should single out Mr.
Brown, at this stage of the game,
for that high office when it is not j
known what candidates will be in I
the field, remains for that paper to J
explain. Mr. Brown has been an I
ef:;cie:;t off.cer as attorney -general. :
but even that dues not ;'.:a'.ify him
for .se!i.-.t:,r:a! honors. So far he'
has his dut ".hat is what the
; op!e elected him into office for :
other state offcers are doing like
wise, r.ud they are entitled to just;
as much credit as is Mr. Brown.1;
Those who have conducted the af
lairs of their public office in a satis-!
j factory manner are entitled to the I
j second term, and Mr. Brown is one j
of l-1-'1'-1- The Tribune is free to
confess that it has no pet candidate,
whom it desires to boost into state,
national, or any other office, andj
therefore we are particularly desir- j
us of seeing the best man win. j
We do not know, but we have heard j
it said, that Ross Hammond may!
become a candidate for senatorial !
honors. Mr. Hammond is one of j
the ablest and strongest editorial
writers in the west, he is a pleasing!
and forceful orator, and in fact he!
has all the qualtities that go to !
make a United States senator. The I
Tribune would In: pleased to i
have Mr. Hammond declare him-1
self a candidate, for the more men I
we have of the Hammond makeup
in the senatorial race the better it
will Ix; for the republican party."
It is only natural that the coun
try press of the state should view
with suspicion the political acro
batic feats of the Lincoln Journal,
which until recently was the ac
knowledged organ of the railroad
interests. To permit the Journal
to pose as the only Simon pure anti
monopoly sheet in Nebraska is evi
dently not the purpose of many
country editors who have live
memory regarding the days w hen
that paper was popularly known as
the "Burlington Bulletin." In
fact so suspicious are the country
brethren that Brown's goose may
be cooked by the simple fact that
he is the first senatorial favorite of
the Lincoln paper. Columbus Tel
egram. Certainly Not Pollard.
A special from Washington says:
''Members of the lower house of
Congress are chuckling over the
predicament one of their colleagues
finds himself in. It seems the un
sophisticated private secretary of
this especial Representative for
warded to Washington by mail
three parts of a sectional bookcase,
using his employer's postal frank.
The bookcase contained private
books, and one of them is said to
have concealed a miscellaneous col
lection a kitchen utensils, intended j
for the owners's own home there. !
Tlie entire collection was "un-j
frankable," and the local postmas-j
ter has called on the Representative !
to pay postage on this property to '
the amount of $72. The name of
the Representative is U-ing kept!
secret, but that doesn't soothe his'
feelings to any great extent."
Proved Up Illegally.
YV. A. Iavls received word laitwcek
from the departnient of the Interior
that lie bad proved up on his .South
Dakota claim llliyally and would have
lo make other proofs In sixty days It
seems Mr. Davis prove'1 up In a dis
trict outside where- bis claim is lo
cated, although much closer than the
one where -be hhould, ant? by advice of
tliose'at the land ofilce. Mrs. Hoyd
lm also rccel ved notice to the same
effect, and In making the change con
siderable expense will be lncurrrd.
Weeping Water Herald.
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ness and Rest.Contains neither
A perfect Rcnvdv forConstiw-
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! Wcrms .Convulsions .Kewnsh-
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