The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 19, 1906, Image 4

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    The Plattsmouth Journal
11. A. r.ATl.S, l'l m.i-iin;.
Tai.i; about vour snaps, we are simply the expression of one demo
in receipt f a booklet tells crat . rrA it should be taken for
'. how t save your money. What j merely what it is worth no more
! we want is a booklet that u'.! how ( or no U-ss. We agree with the
' to git the mo!ie . W
'.utie::l.i;ly ;.ni'i t"
' we want i- the stn!
a: e
not ' World-Herald in the fact that it is
mure in accord :t!i iletnocrat'.c
! sentiment and the principle h.
ntrri .1 at l In' (hiNi.
:Tt. p :it ruttmi.iiUli. N
'inli'l:4HH inutttT.
I.i:t's all join Mayor C.iiing in
pulling for riattsmouth. I'nity of
action can accomplish a great deal
for the oll town.
Tiu-kk are many measures that
might Ix.' adopted that would prove
kneficial to riattsmouth. Then
why not adopt some of them and
"pull for riattsmouth."
Tin: democrats of Nebraska, so
far as heard from, seem to le decid
edly in favor of nominating a can
didate for United States senator at
the regular state convention.
'i:srvirs, Dowie, Maxim doily
and Mark Twain are spouting cheer
fully, but Carrie Nation and Tom
I.awson seem to have exhaused
A nrsTi.isr, mayor assisted by
a hustling people can do much for
the busiiiessinterestsof riattsmouth
this season. The time has arrived
when our people should begin to
think of "What can we do to bene
fit the city?" l'ut your thinking
caps on, gentlemen.
11 1. K!'- friend-, tliroi
the dNtviii i'.o not seem to be very i
inuch a'..UtaeI. 1 hey believe
i most ut the opposition originate
right in Lincoln, and that is the
only section where a desperate
effort will be made to sidetrack
It k v looks as though the
old lady and the new master, Voliva
had conspired to wreck Dowie, the
prophet. He says that the story
started by his wife that he was
favorable to polygamy, is false in
every particular, in fact that one
woman is more than he cares to
live with in the person of the
present Mrs. Dowie.
IIavi; you noticed how low the
republicans are singing since the
most recent exposures of the man
ner and the source from which the
g. o. p. obtained its enormous cor
ruption funds? The white house,
the cabinet and all the availables
are silent as the tomb over the nau
seating scandal. The sight of a
newspaper almost gives them heart
failure and the legs of their late
campaign managers go through
running motions every time they
see a sheriff.
been advocated and favored by
! democratic conventions in every
state in the union almost unanl-
imou-ily. And for Nebraska demo
crats to go back now on a principle
they have advocated for years, sim
ply because the republicans have
at the last hour adopted the same
plan, would indeed display coward
ice of deepest hue.
Mr. Metcalfe is an able writer,
but when it comes to adoptingways
and means to carry on a successful
campaign, we don't believe Met'
calfe knows any more about it than
a great many others. This was
partially demonstrated a year ago
in the special congression election,
of which he had full management
of the democratic end.
Mir.i.AKp is still a candidate for
re-election. Senator Millard has
not done bad for his party, and
there is no reason w hy he should
be dumped overboard for Kube
Schneider's dupe, "Muster llrowu,"
the name applied to Attorney
(iciiiial lii owu because of the many
trusts he started out to "bust" but
didn't. Millard is honest but un
pretentious. Tin: Lincoln Journal: From a
source more or less unieliabe it is
given out that the democracy of Ne
braska will reverse its usual course
thisyear ami euterthe political arena
a few weeksin advanceof the enemy.
This is important, if true, as proof
that the party of Jefferson in this
state at least has attained a degree
of boldness and independence that
entitles it to the plaudits of bold
and independent democrats where
soever dispersed.
"AiTimu of the Declaration of
Independence, and of the Virginia
Statute for Religious Freedom
Father of the University of Virgin
ia." This epitaph, which Thomas
Jefferson wrote for his own tomb,
is too narrow and restricted a recital
of the great achievements for which
the American people must ever
hold him in tender remembrance,
lie might have added that by estab
lishing his principle of equal rights
to all-Sl'F.CIAL l'RIVILKC.F.S
TO NON1- he drew deep the
line which differentiates Amer
ican system from that of Old-
wot M nionarcliies. it tile repub
lican party by the tariff and other
legislation has subverted this prin
ciple, it only remains for the demo
cratic party as soon as possible to
re-establish it.
As the Journal stated previous
to the election that Mayor (leriiig
should be elected because he be
lieved in improving the city as it
should be improved, and at the
same time carefully guard the in
terests of the tax payers. Mayor
tiering had not fully completed his
plans when the election occurred,
and now that the people have en
dorsed his past acts in office they
can depend upon his going ahead
with the improvements of the
streets and walks. His interests j
in riattsmouth are the interests of
every citien.
Tin: democrats are no longer the
only "calamity howlers." This
epithet applies with equal force to
most of the republicans now. In
fact when one hears people denoun
cing trusts, grafters, political cor
ruption, courts and government
officials, it is a difficult matter to
distinguish lctween republicans
and democrats. The only time you
can tell the difference is on election
day, when the republicans march
up to the polls and vote for the
party which has 1ccu instrumental
in bringing on these evils and which
refuses or neglects to furnish any
Titii Omaha Kxaminersays: "At
tornev General lirown has bom
barded the supreme court to tel
whether Keub Schneider and other
grain trust magnates can be prose
cuted criminally. Mr. Schneider
and some of his colleagues have
asked the court to do the same
thing. Can this seeming accon
have sprung from that Fremont
meeting? Did vou ever hear o
the supreme court deciding a crim
inal case before it has been pre
seiited in the regular way through
the regular channels of the inferior
courts? Does it not occur to you
that bv the time the court hands
lown an opinion declining to en
tertain such a query Mr. lhown
may have won or lost the prize he
seeks and Keub Schneider's allegec
offense may have lcen forgotten
and forgiven."
High Finance -A Capitulation.
( hganiatiou.
And last, hut not least Ucpub
lican Ruination in Nebraska.
Mr. Metcalfe's Letter.
We give space today for Mr. Met
calfe to say that he not only opposes
the World-Herald's plan of allow
ing the voters to choose the demo
ocratic candidate for United States
senator from names suggested by
the convention, but that he also op
poses a convention nomination.
This is the same as saying that he
favors leaving it to the legislature
the worst thing in our opinion that
could lie done. The legislative
election which Mr. Metcalfe favors
is the very evil the people seek to
We have already discussed the
ol ijectious to the World-1 Ierald plan
which Mr. Metcalfe reiterates at
such ereat length, and need not
here consider them.
One thing we believe it safe to
predict, ami that is that the demo
crats of Nebraska will not after full
discussion abandon the effort to get
the matter before the people either
according to the World-1 Ierald plan
or bv convention nomination.
While we believe the World-I Ierald
plan the lest. we are satisfied that
the convention nomination is much
lietter than no effort at all. World
Herald. The Journal looks at Mr. Met
calfe's views upon the matter as
"Old Joe" in His Dotage.
With Old Joe Cannon saying that
the pay of senators and representa
tives should be increased to 515,000
a year, and a house committee re
porting in favor of a constitutional
amendment making the terms of
congressmen four years instead of
two, there seems to be a disposition
on the part of Old Joe and his
proddersto wrench the government
rather violently from its ancient
Neither proposition is likely to
carry with the voters. There is no
foundation in fact for the assertion
in the report that "the people are
tired of this continuous drama and
are inclined to the primaries and
the conventions." On the contra
ry, the people repeatedly give the
strongest proof that they take an
interest in their biennial, congress
ioiial elections only less in degree
than that which they feel in the
four-year presidential election.
Democrats are keen this year to
.1 1 1 1 - C A
reverse tlie sail Dimmers oi two
years ago. This year on account
of dotage and "flighty spells" the
people of Old Joe's district are lia
ble to lav him ' on the shelf for a
younger man, and one that is not
continually !eiug fed "trust gruel"
in order to keep him alive to trust
interests. Nebraska is misrepre
sented by six republicans, who pay
all attention to the behests of Old
Joe, and not much to anything else
I5y favors and promises Old Joe
Cannon, who has proved himself
the worst enemy of the common
people that ever presided over that
body, has reduced the present house
to complete subjection to his arbi
trary policies. If there were tobe
no new election in the fall it would
lie more subservient during the last
half of its term than during the first.
And from such a calamity may the
American people deliver us by re
jecting all proposed changes of this
kind in our fundamental lsw.
The house committee's report in
favor of an amendment for the elec
tion of senators by direct vote has
much to commend it, but it is not
likely to le accepted by the senate,
rractically the same end has already
lieen reached in a number of states
through the nomination of senitorial
candidates in primaries or state con
ventions of the respective parties.
There is so little probability that
senators whose political systems are
based on election and re-election by
legislature will vote for the change
that the senate clause in the report
seems mainly intended as a make
weight for the proposal to revolt!
tionize the house.
Old Joe's committee, selected at
the suggestion of his trust man
agers, is simply jollying the mem
hers of the house. Its repen t looks
more than anything else like
tempting bait of fat pork to come
out of the bar'l furnished Old Joe
bv the meat combine.
Blue and Gray Memorial Day.
In his recommendation that mem
bers of the Grand Army of the Re
public on the coming Memorial Day
decorate the graves of any Confed
erate dead that may be near, Com
mander in Chief Tanner voices the
spirit of reconciliation which is al
most universal among veterans of
poth armies of the civil war.
In the forty-one years that have
passed since the war ended, the re
spect in which brave men on both
sides learned on the battlefield to
hold their apponents has been
strengthened by intermingling in
the amenities of social and business
The tens of thousands of Union
pensioners who have bettered their
conditions by moving to the south
quickly learned that the "rebel
yell" did not come from the throats
of Apache Indians, while the south
erners have not been slow to find
out that they were good fellows
thev shot at on Manassas field, at
Shiloh and at Chickamauga.
l'assion and prejudice cool with
age, and soldiers who went into the
war as boys are now men of 60
years. Death is fast thinning the
ranks of those great armies those
of the Grand Armv of the Re
public, Commander Tanner says, at
the rate of 60,000 a year. For the
survivors and for the children of
those who have gone before there
is no richer heritage than the mem
ories of American valor and forti
tude displayed in that war and of
American principle that was ready
to face death for what it believed in.
The Spanish war did its part in
effacing the Mason and Dixon's line
of civil war sectionalism, but social,
political and commercial intercourse
during forty years have done more.
The north has learned that the
south is not ami never w as a region
mainly of lazy, thriftlessness and
fire-eating, while the south has
learned that the north is not chiefly
characterized by coldness and greed
In truth our latter-day abundance
of facilities for moving about,
and the "travel habit" they have
produced, have made all climates
and altitudes within the United
States the common heritage of the
American people. As many north
erners spend their winters in the
south as southerners their summers
in the north.
The constant movement lx.tween
north and south of merchants, com
mercial travelers, manufacturers,
railroad men, lawyers and men of
callings has gone far to smoothe
away local peculiarities and section
al prejudices.
Under the changed conditions
civil war sectionalism is an anach
ronism. corporal lanner is to oc
congratulated for so gracefully ask
ing his comrades of the Grand Armv
to lav it aside forever.
Tho Kind. You llavo Always Bought, ami which has been
in uso for over 30 jenrs, has boruo tho clgnaturo of
- and has boon made under his pcr
sonal supervision since Its infancy.
y-CucA(Ai Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-ns-good" are but
Experiments that trille with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Chlldreu-Esncrieiico against Experiment.
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing1 Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphino nor other Narcotlo
fiubstancc. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverlshuess. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, eurcs Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
First House West B. 6c M. Depot
We Solicit the Farmers Trade
and Guarantee Satisfaction.
When in the City Give Us a Call
T5he Perkins Hotel
It was feared that there would lie
a drouth in the capital, but thirty
two saloon licenses have been grant
ed, ami there will be others. No
danger of a drouth in Lincoln.
An early state convention will
meet the approval of every demo
crat who has the interests of the
party at heart. Let's take the lead
in nominating a ticket this year
"just for luck."
Thkre never was a letter time
to plant trees than this spring. The
ground is in excellent condition
and the season being a little late
makes it all the better for tree plant
ing, riant trees.
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In tbc jn&!
Poor Whis y is not only dia
agreeable to taste, but undoubted
ly injurious to the stomach. A lit
tle good Whisky is a fine tonic and
helps instead of harming. Such
Whiskies as Yellowstone, for in
stance, will do you just as much
good as a doctor's prescription. If
you don't know how good it ia
come in and try it.
(iuckenhelmer.Rye, pergallou...$4 00
Yellowstone, ' "... 4 00
Honey Dew, " " .. . 3 00
Big Horn, " "... 2 00
Tin: exchange of personal com
pliments that has been passing he
twecn President Roosevelt and Kai
ser Wilhelin for some years may
lead some over-scrupulous persons
to inquire whether America U-longs
to the Puropean system or whether
it has a system of its own, apart
from the l-'uropean Kings and potentates.
Pixwrsi: Tom Taggart, of Indi
ana, was chairman of the democratic
national committee in r.)(H, s no
reason why he is not right in his
prediction of democratic victory in
this year's congressional elections.
The prediction may le made good
liy the all-pull-together campaign
which he recommends.
The DURABLE Fence, 0
None so STRONG. ,35a- , jpLAp
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Highest EFFICIENCY. , t
Ou Jim: Cannon's job of (piiet-
ing an unparliamentary uproar on
the floor of the house, in which
everylnxly was 'out of order for
forty minutes." was nothing to
that which awaits him in trying to
quiet the uproar rising in the west
against his arbitrary delay of state
hood for Oklahoma and the Indian
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