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The Plattsmouth Journal
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Indian Ti hkitckv wv I.T.,
ami Oklahoma lYniory is O. T.
N-xt January lotli will lo IT.
"1;.sy Moni:v" l'ollard will In-
uominaud by the Aulurn conven
tiou tml.iy. Hut will the voters
t iuloise the salary KraUer at the
Ir the Des Moins convention was
serenely harmonious, run! its jUit
form strictly orthodox , what in the
name of brotherly love is the sense
in all this talk oi holtinn anions the
Iowa stanil I'atUis'
l',sv M.ini;v rni.i.Aun was
lkn :m imsv winner at the Anl'tim
convention last evening, KvuKut
Iv the inline element of the i eptib
lieau conventions in the First dis
trict believes in salary nrallinn.
In Iowa a sinKle victory over the
bossesand aiiKSters has been won
within the republican paity. Fx
C.overnor Yates's onslaught upon
the Federal machine failed in Illi
nois mainly because it lacked the
force, honesty and sincerity of a
genuine reform movement.
Til ky are now saying that the
Cummins men in control of the Des
Moines convention did not even
give Secretary Shaw a ticket to the
audience benches. Hut he would
have been well satisfied to go with
out the ticket, if he could have got
ten some other things he wanted
A Republican Mess.
The W.ishinUm Host declares that
. . it.
t;:e dcrman ami'assaaor lias ;iu
ded an ultimatum to the state de
partment on the tariff issue and
tlueatens if (Germans are not given
in the polieus imposed, upon t'.ci Mf. ?Si!ir V.i HiS tl'tZlll.
country I y that party and uaUc Mr. iv.lard has been renominated
tl'.e passage of restrictive laws an ,-ros:l t!ns district for congress,
imperative necessity." 1 IL congratulated himself on the
splendid, vindication" the repul'i-
jdans of tl'.e district have given him
by re-nominating him in the face of
that in sin
IT is to be h jj
the praises of the Dir.gley tariff
reciprocal larui pi imickcs u. .mum jlis keynote ot the congressiona
the "favored nation" tariff treat- ...:. Sneaker Cannon will not
incut to this country. That would A jt S(( j,, t1;lt republican
place exports from Tinted States on j)raiR.n, ilowa cannot follow the
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lliemaximum oasis w una is n m.u- .;...
lv prohibitive and would shut Hit
our products from the Cerman mar- vu.n.i.N t u oe wea u. ,n4uire
j.tt whether there is an unlawful agree-
''"'Suudir.g .af and "leaving nient between the ice trust and the
well enough alone" evidently has coffin trust by which the latter gives
its drawbacks vet the republican the former some of its enormous
leaders and President Roosevelt Proflt-s resulting from the scarcity
have decided to "stand pat." The aiiA high prices of ice?
news of that Oyster Hay conference Six kktaky Tai t's idea seems
has evidently aroused the "Herman to )C that the southern republicans
eovet nmeiit to retaliate. Who will
back down? Fmperor Hill or Pres
The Farmers and the Tariff.
The farmers can hardly appiovc
the republican staudpat program,
when they find the price of wheat,
are a bad lot fighting for spoils,
but still the democrats of the south
should vote the republican ticket.
The republicans will have to offer a
greater inducement than a chance
for the democrats to reform the re
publican partv in the sothem states.
or it will be a long time before thev I
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oats, corn ami cotton declining ami "--m"-
the cost ot all they buy lapully ad- o(lM,. wn,c aa. disposed t
vancing. lu re does tue
piotcction to agriculture come in
under the present protective tariff
md how ate fanners protected, al
though the tariff law provides that
J.S cents a bushel on wheat and IS
cents a bushel on oats lie collected
lievetliat there is a tie-lip with
"liuster" brown and Senator Shel
don. While the instructions of sev
eral counties would indicate that
tmichj the Journal does not believe
that Sheldon can afford to tie-up
I.ancasti.k county democrats
will vote Ceo. W. Herge for govern
or in the convention next Wednes
day, notwithstanding reports to the
contrary. The delegation is not in
structed for Mr. Herge, but we have
it from an excellent source that the
democrats of Lancaster favor his
A Ki:rt i.i.K'AN farmer was dis
cussing the Pollard salarv grab with
a well known attorney of this city
the other day, when the sole argu
ment of the attorney in favor of
the same was that it was "an estab
lished precedent." The old fanner
replied: "P the precedent; I
will not vote for a man who talks
of precedents to cover up his wrong
"Ilii who laughs last laughs
best." lalgar' Howard now has
the laugh onKoss Hammond he
who is of the chief fuglemen in the
"Huster" Hrown bandwagon.
Howard failed to have Platte
county carried against George Herge
and Hammond made all manner of
fun over the result. At the repub
lican primaries in Fremont this
week the great Hrown boomer
didn't even carry his own ward.
with "a wolf in sheeps clothing."
on imports.' 1 lie price ot wiiat is If sucll sil0i,l prove true, it means
now lower than it has been for ten tj)e (iovvnfan 0f Senator Sheldon in
years or since the present tariff law the statc convention
was enacted in August, 1899.
ho are reoubli- Tick Nebraska City Tribune
cans should demand of their "stand- (Rep.) of yesterday concludes an
pat" leaders a fair deal, and if the article on Pollard as follows;
agricultural machinery trust, the "Thank Heaven it hasn't happened
barbed wire combine, the lumber yet whatever the day may bring
association and the clothing trusts, forth. There is "just One Issue"
are stilltobeprotceted by the tariff in in the Auburn convention that
charging exorbitant prices for their meets tonight an issue that if not
products, that some method of rais- decided right brands the republican
ing the price cereals and keeping party of the first district is untrue
them stable should offset trust high to its claims and its professions
prices. brands it as calling for the "square
The fact is. however, that no tar- deal and at the same time support-
ilT can protect the farmer on his pro- ing a raid on the public treasuary
ducts, of which the surplus must be by a salary grabber who befoie he
sold abroad, as the price paid by the ever entered the halls of congress
foreigners for that surplus fixes the drew pay for months prior to his
price here. The only relief the far- election and covering a period of
mer can receive is to be able to buy time during the most of which he
in the cheapest market and this lie did not even dream of becoming a
in never do as long as the trusts, member of congress. 1 He cou
nt control all he buys, arc protect- vention has "gone. Mid and done
.1 by the t.uifi from competion. it," now we want to see what the
t is plain therefore that the farmer Tribune is going to do about it.
who votes lor a reniiblicau congress
man and for republican candidates ' The Slander Disproved.
fur tin- 1,1'ULitim- who in turn will Senator Millard has pertonncd a
the charges made against him cele
brating his induction into office by
grabbing $l,9n of the peoples
money simply localise he found it
"laying around loose." We also
congratulate Mr. Pollard for his
precocity; his thriftiness and the
ease and deftness with which he
"raked down the persimmons,
Mr. Pollard will make a very thrifty
and swift congressman as the re
presentative of a party that endorses
such practices. Let usexamine his
excuses for the grab. First, when
caught the young man "put up'
soum very smooth excuses all has
ed on "precedent," the veay thing
Roosevelt and company says they
i are eliminating fiom our body pol
itic, second, lie cited as cases
j coining within his rule of prece-
! deuce, the salary taking by Sena
tors Ilavward and Millard. These
citations, alas! have "gone back"
on the young man. Xext he cited
Sccttou 51, of the federal statute.
Kniininciit republicans and repub
lican journals have called his atten
tion to the weakness of this legal
claim, pointing out to him that
Section 51 does not help any.
Xext, his paid henchmen in this
locality have been lying to the dear
people, telling them that a certain
case decided by the U. S. supreme
court up holds the grab, and cite
the case of Page vs the U. S. Re
ports. The Journal only desires to
remark for the benefit of Mr. Pol
lard and his apologists that this
"Page" case is directly in point,
against Mr. Pollard. That was a
case where one Page contested the
seat of one William A. Pirce, of
the Second congressional district of
R. I. Pending the contest, Pirce
held the seat from March 4. 1885,
to January 25, 1887, when the
house of representatives declared
Pirce had no right to the office and
gave it to Page, who held it until
March 3, 1887. Under Section 51,
cited by Mr. Pollard as his author
itv for the grab, Page claimed he
had been elected to the 49th con
gress, and that Pirce was not elect
ed; therefore, he (Page) had no
predecessor and was entitled to the
salary for that Congress, drawn by
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elect republican senators, is voting public service in helping exposing
to continue the protection to the essential dishonesty and insincerity
trusts and for high prices, with no of the Norris Brown "fake reform
protection to help the price of his ers," says the World Herald,
own products. When it was proved that Con
gressman Pollard drewSl ,900 salary
It is now the field against "Bus- he had not earned, since itwas for a
ter" Brown for senator, with all the period covering four months before
odds in favor of the field. he was elected, the Brown organs
rushed to his defense. They urged
That speech by Secretary Shaw tlut jie done no more than other
at Springfield, Mo., Saturday reads eminent Nebraskans had done. Tol
more like defiance to Uiniiiuns tnan jaril 1,;,, before the Nemaha
a defense of high tariff. rotmtv convention, cited the late
Senator I lay ward as a precedent.
Till': Nebraska City News says
that Otoe county will present the
name of ( icorge W. Tompkin to the
democratic convention, which meet
in Lincoln next Wednesday for the
nomination for congress. The Jour
rial believes a candidate can le nom
mated at this convention who can
defeat Tollard and his name is Judg
William H. Kelligar of Auburn
and popularly known as "Billy Ke
ligar. lie is the man that can
make "Kasv Monev" hunt his hole
and draw the hole in after him.
That the Iowa convention did
more is evidenced by the following
paragraph in its platform, which
has not yet seen the light of day in
the columns of many stand-pat
organs: "Wise and unselfish taritT
laws, maintained in the interest of
the general welfarc.equally opposed
to foreign control and domkstic
monopoly, are essential to our
commercial and industrial pros
perity-" Will the republican con
gressional convention at Auburn
dare to incorporate such a plank
in its platform? We know that the
republican state convention dare
Spkaki-k Cannon dislikes to le
an issue ami a candidate at we
same time. Yes, it's bad enough
to have to stand for the things that
are sain aoout. one as a canmuaie.
And the Lincoln News and Journal
charged that Senator Allen and Sen
ator Millard had done just as Pol-
It is said that Don Uespain'spass
was take up the other day by a con
ductor on the Burlington. He had
previously lecn reporting that he
carried no pass. Served him right.
expend all the S-WUM) congress ap
propriated for traveling expenses,
And these charges are all slanders,
manufactured out of whole cloth.
First it was shown that Senator
Havward had drawn pay only from
the date of his election
And now it is shown by Senator
Millard that he. too, instead of draw
I . f . 1- . 1 .. . - 4 1. ..
Ik President Roosevelt does not "K ',a Innu UK " K V.y
U'gan, ami prior to his election
as the "fake relonu" organs charg
1 I . ...! 1 f . ll... -I..- 1.
will he turn the balance into the was pa.o. o.m mini u.v : ...
..: (.... i .... i 1 Was elected senator. Senator Mil
neuded balance in the treasury?
sjecilically provides lliai senators
Ct'MMiNs in the conning tower of elected to fill a vacancy, subsequent
that strange republican craft Tar- to the commencement ot a term
iff Reform." Roosvelt rooters rout- shall U- paid only for the tune ac
ed, "Stand Pat" hustled from the tually served. And this, of course
iT.inir tilank to the ovsters. Shaw proves conclusively that, in their
hissed in a high mosquito C that zeal to defend Pollard, the Journ
must have irritated Sagamore Hill, and News lied a!out Senator Allen
polished political stiletto thrusts in just as they did about Senators
the dark, pandemonium unleashed Millard and I lay ward.,
iu the clash Iwtwccn the people and The result is that Pollard's case
the pirates of protection, such was is left standingVaritiRly alone, ai
the discordant harmony set jang- that of a solitary salary -grabbe
liug on the cars of the American na- who, when exposed, maliciously
tion at Des Moines Iowa, a week sought to save himself bylcfaminfc
Pirce, viz: 5'),-!6S.lS, together with
The supreme court, by Mr. Jus
tice Blatchford, said, iu decidingthe
"The proper construction of Sec
tion 51 is, that the predecessor of
the person elected to fill a vacancy
must be a person who was the pre
decessor in the same Congress. If
no such person is to be found be
cause no such person was duly elect
ed, Page had no predecessor in the
sense of Section 51, and that sec
tion does not apply to this case."
Then after holding that Pirce
was the predecessor of Page the
court further said:
Section 51 refers only to a vac
ancy occuring after the commence
ment of a particular congress; and,
in the membership of the congress;
and the reference is plainly intend
ed to apply only to a predecessor in
that congress. If there was any
snch predecessor of Page it was
Pirce. If, there was no such pre
decessor of Page in that congress,
Section 51 does not apply to the
Now that it has been shown that
Senator Millard and Hay ward did
not draw unearned salary fror
Uncle Sam: that Section 51 of the
Revised Statutes of the U. S. does
not apply to Mr. Pollard's case and
does not protect him; and, that
Page vs. the U, S. is not a shiel
for his pernicious thrift, will Mr
Pol lard make turtlier evasive
excuses! or, will he say,
took it and my party must stand
bv me, localise I am a Roosevelt re
The Tariff and the Cast of Living.
It is imposible for the republicans
to disguise the fact that the trust
era" is synchronous with the pres
ent tariff law, which so lavishly pro
tects those special interests at the ex
pense of the American people. No
one ever heard of our manufactur
ers selling their products abroad
cheaper than at home until the tar
iff was increased beyond the high
rates of the McKinley bill, to pur
posely protect the manufacturers
from foreign competion. There
were some trusts before 1S97, but
they were feeble infants compared
to those vast combines that now
control our markets. There are
now 16S trusts that enjoy direct tar
iff benefit, and there are 3s other
trusts benefited by it, to some extent.
To these giant corporations must be
attributed the enormous increase
iu prices, through the protection
granted them in the tariff law, so
Tiikkk is no end to the extortion
of the coal trust and the price has
been regttlary raised ten cents
ton each month since spring and
yet the administration has mad
no serious effort to punish the trust
magnates, who in combination with
the railroad are plundering the
lat the cost of living, according to
Dunn's Index figures, which are
published in the United States Sta
tistical Abstract 1895, page 541,
shows that in July, 1897, the nec
essary articles consumed on the av
erage byeach individual cost $72.45;
whereas, on January 1, 1905, those
figures had increased to $104.45 and
are now $100, or 47 per cent higher
than in 1897. Thus it now takes
$1.47 to buy what cost $t in 1897.
And yet President Roosevelt and
the republican leaders stand pat and
propose if they have a majority of
the next congress to continue to
Democrats have an excellent
shpwof carrying Nebraska this fall
if they nominate the right man for
governor tomorrow. Will they do it?
Wii.h the price of ice at the pres
ent figures it will be somewhat cost
ly for any one but Mr. Fairbanks
to keep his presidential boom
through the hot weather.
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