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Democratic Convention Gall,
Tlio democratic county convention
is herehy called to meet In I'latts
mouth, Neli., on
SATURDAY. JULY 14. 1906.
at 1:M p. m., for the purpose of elect
Inn 1!) delegates to the democratic
state conveuttoti to he held in Lin
coln, Neb., on Wednesday, August
Primary meetings arc called to meet
at the usual places on Friday, July
111, at 7:110, p. m., and each precinct U
entitled to the nuniher of delegates as
follows, hased upon one delegate for
each ten votes cast for Hon. William
Ci. Hastings for supreme Jihk'e In No
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The Plattsmouth Journal j f liis to aK1 1Vtkin in
a critical cmir.tv content m Iowa.
A tic now that the lVrkins crowil is
IvaUn they resort to the old Kans
tcr expedient of trying to middle
the verdict in order to escape mel it-
i i e
cu ieie.U .
If the yoke of the standpatters is
so firmly fixed on the r.ccks of the
Perkins people that they prefer to
stampede from the convention rath
er than how to the Iowa Idea, which
the late David Ii. Henderson reject
ed to his political ruin, we shall see
some mighty interesting politics in
the Hawkey state this summer ami
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M. A. r.Ti:s, Secretary,
l'laltsiuouth, July it, luuii.
T in-: men who are out fiKhtinn
tlie railroads at this time, including
N'orris llrown and "Tijjc" Harri
son, have all been railroad lobbyists
nnd railroad janizaries of the most
offensive type. It is this spirit of
reform that has come over their
dreams that lias filed the public
with a suspicion of their sincerity.
Hon. II. M.lUishuell of Lincoln
is mentioned as a candidate for the
office of railroad commissioner,
should the amendment be adopted
creating that office. Mr. liushuell
is ualified. That is more than
can be said of a j-rcat many men
who aspire to office. Mr. liushuclf
is a Cass county boy, and there is
nothing too nod for one of them.
Most republican congressmen
consider their Ki eatest achievement
of this session to be the "pure pork
bill" which makes some republican
eonstitutencics believetliey are ' 'do
in k tilings." The democrats point
with pride that they forced the re
vnblican niajoritv to vote for a rate
It's very handy for a resident
ial candidate to have official duties
requiring his presence in various
parts of the' country, Secretary
Taft has discovered that the army
posts in the west are sadly in need
of his personal attention.
Don c k ATS should not forget
their precinct and ward primaries
Friday evening for the purpose of
selecting delegates l the county
convention on the Saturday after
noon following. This convention
is to select 1 delegates to the state
convention at Lincoln on Wednes
day, August 15.
TimsK who think the republicans
will not be able to collect campaign
unds this fall from the railroads
and trusts should remember that
the administration is keeping secret
most of the reports on investigations
that have been made and that the
trust and corporations are willing
to pay rather than have publicity.
Till' Journal desires to register
its voice in favor of the renoiuina
tion of Congressman Pollard by the
republicans of the First district.
He has done more for his constit
uency at large in the short space of
time he has been congress than man
that has represented the district in
several years, and this of course in
cludes the "(treat I Am," Senator
llurkctt. Mr. Pollard deserves a
renomination, and the Journal al
ways favors the deserving.
Tin- conditions under which the
two parties enter the congressional
campaign of pit if, are more nearly
like those of 1S74 than of anv other
bill, a pure food bill, and other re-j recent period. In that year thedis-
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mcuiai legislation mar nave lonasuous nreeiev campaign lias
years been the principal planks
As will hj seen at the top of this
vainn,llenry U. deling, chairman,
as called a .convention of the dem
ocrats of Cass County to meet in
Plattsmouth on Saturday, July 14.
This convention is simply for the
purpose of selecting nineteen dele
gates to the democratic state con
vention, which meets in Lincoln on
the 1 5th day of August. It is to lie
hoped that every precinct will lie
represented, as it is the intention to
have every section of the county
represented on delegation to Lin
coln. Don't fail to attend your
Oner in Iowa.
The anti-Dingley republicans of
Iowa, having won a clean victory
over the Shaw-Perkins machine, are
not going to lie fooled, frightened
nor cheated by the fake contest
which the machine losses are pre
paring to bring against certain of the
Cummins delegations in the coining
A clear majority of the delegates,
honestly elected, are for the reiiom
ination of Cummins on an antitrust,
tari if -revision platform, and he is
too good a politician to accept the
Perkins proposal to submit the con
test to arbitration by the national
republican committee or by am
othi r body than the convention it
In the preliminaries of the con
vention, the old icpuhliean machine
of Iowa has been llagrautlv. guilt v
of federal inleicreiiee in state pol
itics which cx-Ciovcinor Yates h is
so eloquently denounced, and of the
political bos-ism against which the
whole country is raising in revolt.
With the approval of the presi
dent, the secretary of the treasury
(itiited his duties in Washington
and broke an engagement in the
east to lend his influnce. and that
b: ought the democratic membership
of the house to a lower ebb than it
has since stood at. There were
only ninety-two democrats to l'Jl
republicans, a republican majority
of 10 ina membership much smal
ler than which the house now has.
Roasevelt's Preceptor. i
It is really too Lad that President
Roosevelt declined the invitation ex -1
tended to him by the Commercial
Travelers' Anti trust League to pre-;
side at the homecoming reception .
to Mr. l!i van. i
lly accepting it the president
would have strikingly reaffirmed hi
adherence to those fundamental
democratic doctrines enunciated by
the great commoner, in the execu
tion of which doctrines Mr. Roose
velt has earned from the American
people the major part of that ac
claim which has been his.
As the letter of invitation naive
ly says, the president is regarded as
"being as much opposed to the
trusts as is Mr. Hryan," and with
the president among those who
greet the returned traveler the re
ception would assume the character
of a great rally of those who have
opposed wrongful monopolies by
teaching and by official acts.
And the president would put
himself in the way of further profil
ing by the meeting. He has done
well whenever he has adhered strict
ly to the teachings of his preceptor,
as, for instance, in the case of the
railroad rate bill. He might have
done better had his course been pat
terned unerringly upon the precepts
of the man who furnished him the
most powerful munitions of his administration.
A Presidential "Proijbllltj."
Acting President Taft isholding
down the White House lid," says a
news item from Washington.
When the president was with a
catch-em-alive" party in Colorado
a year ago he left his ponderous
secretary of war sitting on the safe
ty valve with three hundreds pounds
of avoirdupois. This time the
safety of the country is menaced by
a light-weight Taft of oulv S
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ny is u nia.oneu irom tlie cap
ital that the hefty Mr. Taft is at
the helm? Taft of the Philippines,
Taft of Panama, Taft of Washing
ton, Taft the omnipresent living
picture of presidential proxybil
ty," projected upon the national
canvas by the White House calcium
With the spectacular specialties of
thestrcnuous regime, from the Hook
er Washington dinner to the muck
rake pungency, asubtle, intangible,
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uousaianeii, uupreccuenieu otiice
has risen, acting president.
Hence the picture uponjthc can-
as lor mc nation to see. I k nee
the beating of tomtoms to the tune
Dream on. Master of the Muck
Rakers, in your id lie idleness at
OysUrliav! Weave from the fu
ture the phantom hope that Crow n
Prince Taft will tread the b;g-stick-beaten
path to the presidency!
Altcady the great Amcrsean peo
ple are preparing to throw upon the
mansion curtain, not a "proxvbili
ty," nor a possibility, but a proba
bilitv Nebraska's favorite son,
William Jennings Hryan.
Republicans Help Beef Trust.
The w estern republican senators
understand perfectly well the mean
ing of the hocus poctis meat inspec
tion bill. Just before the measure
was adopted on Friday night, June
29th, Senator Nelson declared that
the bill had been shaped in the in
terest of the packers and the range
"When," he said, "we come
here ami ask that their goods be
correctly labeled, these packers get
up on their hind legs and say 'you
can't have it. To me, in the ab
sence of that label, it seems a legis
lative abortion, and we submit like
licked dogs and accept their meat,
not knowing whether it be fresh or
as old as Methuselah. I, for one,
do not feel like submitting, and I
should not do so ir tlie provision
had not been attached to an appro
I hose who know Roosevelt's
peculiar methods of reaching an end
by pretending to attack the big inter
ests intended to be benefited, have
declared from the U'ginning that
the whole scheme was a trick to
help the big packers and the big
cattle-range thieves who have been
fencing up the public lands con
trary to law. If you want favors
from the republican bosses you
must become a criminal of some
sort. No honest man need apply.
The Hidden Hand.
Silencereignsatthe White I louse,
and silence has spun its cobwebs
over the sullen summer tent of
Achilles at )yster Hay. The halls of
congress no longer reverberate with
the thunder voice that was wont to
shatter the atmosphere of the wes
tern hemisphere, (lone are the re
publican ears in the house that
leard, but heeded not. Vanished
are the senatorial tympanums that
were jarred by the jangle of a Yes
uvian vocabulary. No longer do
the nerveracked leaders of the ma
jority lay awake o' nights to catch
a first faint glimmer of a boreal
eruption of Webster's dictionary.
Back to the people has gone the
old republican guard with its rate
bill, its meat bill and its purefood
bill all emasculated by the power
ful hand of the trust at the hurry
up conference committee in the dy
ing hours of congress.
When Cannon had volleyed and
thundered his last, when the zigzag
lightnings from the White House
had sputtered out in the cold-stor
age conterence committee, the
"Hidden Hand" of the moneyed
oligarchy stretched out and left
just enough anti-trust law to give
the republican spellbinders' cam
paign skyrockets and not enough
to protect the people.
"l'road court review! No anti-
injuction clause!" cried the great
railroad trust. It won.
"Let the people pay the inspect
ion costs. No dates on labels!"
was the shibboleth of the beef
trust. It won.
"No government standards! The
right to use harmless coloring and
flavoring extracts!" was the war
cry against the pure-food bill. It
These were the crucial points of
the battle ground, and on this field
the interest of the great American
Yet, these men, who surrendered
the people to the trusts, will go
forth in the next campaign and
point with pride to their fangless
rate bill, their dehorned-beef bill
and their harmless pure-food bill.
They will rekindle the verbal aurora
boreal is which the president set a
shimmer about these measures. In
the awesome glow many will be
dazzled into indifferences unless
they hark back to that hurry-up
confcranccand remember the "Hid
den Hand that gave the trusts
all the vital things they asked
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Ik ix' ttviiMin. IIKp ii ilp.'iilly IiIIl'IiI.
I'iiiiips u'er Hip roiini'lK of IIip hnivp.
Anil I I ;i -I llii'in In lliplr liinilnf llilt'lil.
ri m m mm m m wm
The Kind You llavo Always Bought, ami which has been
In uso for over 30 years, has borne tho signature of
ami has been made under his per
sonal supervision slnco its infancy.
Allow no one to deceive you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ' Just-as-goodM nre but
Experiment that trllle with and endanger tho health of
Infants nnd Children Experience, nirainst Experiment
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops nnd Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphino nor other Xarcotio
fiiib.stunce. Its ngo is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
nnd allays Fovcrishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
nnd Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
fstoinach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tlie Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THK eCNTAUP. OOMMNV. TT MURRAY THCCT. NKWVORR OITV.
But In the absence of specific legisla
tion, the commission 9hall exercise the
powers and perform tlie duties enu
merated in this provision.
Section 3. That at said general
election in tlie year l!xi, on the ballot
of each elector voting thereat, there
shall bo printed or written the words:
"For constitutional amendment with
reference to state railway commis
sion," and "Airalnst constitutional
amendment, with reference to the
railway commission." And if, a
majority of all voters, at said election
shall be for such amendment, the same
shall be deemed to be adopted.
An Important Decision.
A case was recently decided in Kan
sas that if sustained in the supreme
court, may be an eye opener to tele
phone users. The facts are as follows:
One telephone company beinjf in a
titfht with another company put a
phone in for a man and agreed not to
charge him anything for it. He had
it in three years. Tlicy then wanted
him to pay and lie refused and had
the phone taken out.
The company then sued him for
three years' use of tlie phone at $1.;"0
per month, to-wit: ")4. The court re
fused to allow him to prove the agree
ment for free use of the phone, unless
he could show that the board of direc
tors at a regular meeting passed a
resolution granting him the use of the
phone for three years free. Of course
he couldn't show any such fact and
they took Judgment against him for
$."4. The theory of the court was
that the fixing of the rate per month
for the use of a telephone was the pre
mise of the board of directors, and
when a regular rate had been estab
lished no one except the board of di
rectors could grant special privileges,
so as to bind the company.
Tiik Weeping Water Herald
comes right square out for Kdward
Rosewatcr for senator.
Whii.k all the others are drop
pitiK out, it might as well le made
unanimous for Hryan.
C.NinATi'S for ligislativc honors
should not le backward in coming
forward. Good men are in real de
mand for those positions, and if you
think you measure up to the situa
tion , an notince y oursel f to the world .
Hami.kt, in answering old Pol
onius, probably had in mind the
Fifty-ninth congress. With a total
of 20.000,000 words in the record
for the session just ended, its epi
taph might lie written: "Words,
When you see the brand "S. O."
on a fellows face, does it mean "sold
out," or "Standard Oil?"
Ritosi:vKi.T's record on the rate
bill and the meat bill, and almost
every other measure which he has
pretended to advocate, is a record
of insincerity that would make
Machiaveli mad with envv.
Roskwatkr wins out in Omaha
and Douglas county with votes to
spare. Notwithstanding every
elTort was put forth to "down him"
in Douglas county, Mr. Rosewater
was too much for the "bunch" and
"got there with both feet."
AccoKiuw, to present plans, it
seems, the republican congressional
campaign committee is goint; to
wage its battle mainly upon Presi
dent Roosevelt's record, which, in
so far as it is available far campaign
thunder, is wholly democratic.
Most of the good hch.is accomplish
ed has been by the aid of democratic
votes, and the people a:e aware of
the fact. The one great d. mocratic
reform he has rejected is tari:T re
vision, andtliedeiuociatswil! betid;
erably well able to take care of that
for themselves on the hustings.
Tariff, political hossism and mach
ine rule in politics are the prime
issues of the year. As the demo
crats are on the right, and th re
publicans on the wsong.sideof these
momentous Ucstio:is they are in
position to win a sweeping victory.
Twenty Year Battle.
"I wis a loser in a i wtnty year bat-tl-
with cliiinilc piits and malignant
sores, until I tried Muck leu's Arnica
Salve; which turned the tide, by cur
inir hi tli, till not ;i trace remains,"
writes A. M. Mruce, or Farmville. Va.
MuM. for old Ulcers, Cuts. Hums and
Wounds. 2jc at V. G. Fricke & Co.,
J ust received a car of the American
fencing. If in need of any please give
us a call before buying.
ASKMISSKN & Lot'CKS.
GUTHMAN BROS., PR0PS.s
RATES $1.00 PER DAY
First House West B. & M. Depot
We Solicit the Farmers Trade
and Guarantee Satisfaction.
When in the City Give Us a Call
T5he Perkins Hotel
The following In reference to the
constitutional amendment will no
doubt be of Interest to the Journal
Section 1. That at the general
election fur state and legislative
officers to he held on tlie Tuesday, sue
ceeding Hie tlrst Monday In November
l'.iot;, the following provision lie pro'
posed and submitted to the electors of
the state as an amendment to the
Section t. Tlie re shall be a state
railway enunitsslonci insisting of three,
mem Iters who shall be first elected at
the general election In I'.'oi;, whose
terms of oiliec, except those chosen at
the first election under lids provision
shall be six years, and whose compen
sation shall be fixed by the legislature.
Of the three commissioners tlrst elect
ed, the one receiving the highest num
ber of votes, shall liuld Ills otllce fur
six years, the next four years and the
lowest two years. The powers and
duties of such commission shall Include
the regulation of rates, service and
general control of common carriers as
the legislature may provide by law.
DISTRIBUTING DEPOT FOR
PITTSBURGH PERFECT" FENCES,
ALL GALVANIZED STEEL WIRES.
FOR FIELD, FAR 31 AND HOG FENCING.
THE ONLY ELECTRICALLY WELDED FENCE.
i:vi:ky hop cuahantekd prrpect,
The DURABLE Fence.
None so STRONG.
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Absolutely STOCK PROOF. Vt can SAVE YOU MONEY on Fencing,
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