The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 06, 1906, Image 4

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TtiH Standard Oil Company .has
been, induted on .counts by
the iedcraf grand jury ht Chicago.
Will the trust now 1C forced to take
the count?" '-r,,tfA.
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W'n.t.i Ijf RoSK, deputy attor
ney, Juk ken chosen chair
man of thd republican state central
committee V Judge V. II. Hay
ward, of ebraska City, wanted
the position.
IT is saul when Judge, 1 1 ay ward
in. ntimud Hon. . I. Bryan as
"tlie next president of tlie I'nitcd
States," inliisseech at tlie old set
tlers reunion at Union Saturdayjiis
luai i-i s cheered lustilv. .Straws
show which Iway the wind Mows.
It woiild'sccin that the biggest
lir,ht in the republican Jranks is
between Kdward Roscwatcr anl
the Journal-News Rang at Lincoln.
As U twceii tlie two the Hoc hiau
should be the favorite. The Journal-News
deserves' everything that
"Rosey" has given them, and
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i ml in ore.
Kx-Con;riS)wA J.vH.-Stkodk
is to assist in holding lown" the
attorney eiiend'A office, while the
chief is paying slrieValteution" lolus
disordered political fences and As
sistant Attorney General Rose has
chargcof the statecomtuittee rooms.
And the taxpayers of Nebraska pay
the freight, just ns usual.
Tin' democratic candidate for
Rovernor.llon. A.C. Shallenberger,
is one of the ablest ukmi in Nebras
ka, and the platform upon which
he is running contains all that coin
nion icoi!edeiuand. The two-cent
passenger rate, which the republi
can nlatformi omits, has been
adopted in'Ohio, is working wel
ami pleases the people.
That great commoner, William
J. Bryan, has arrived in New York.
His Nebraska friends were the first
to greet him; and, in .speaking of
of the democratic nominee for gov
ernor of Nebraska, Mr. Bryan re
marked with profoiindeuiphasis:
"Shallenberger' is a'good man' and
a true democrat. Ill hoe he will be:
elected, and I shall do everything I
can to help hint." "-
"Jimmy" Ti'KGAKnrtN, since lie
has wisely concluded riot, to become,
a candidate for the legislature, has,
consented to accept the chairman
ship of Pollard's congressional com
mittee, after many others had re
fused the "honor'' "Easy Money"
will find out before .the ides of Nor
vemltcr that thousands of honest
voters are condemning him for tak
ing that which he knew did not
belong to him.
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Hon. G. M. Hitchcock was
nominated for congrcss-'at ; Omaha
yesterday. Mr: Hitchcocklrepre
sented the Omaha district ohe term,
but was defeated" two years ago' by
the Roosevelt tidal wave that .swept,
over the " country." Mr." Hitch
cock is very popular and sf andean
excellent show of again occupying
a seat in the lower house of the na
tional congress, whore he proved
equal to the txsk. Here's hoping,
G. M.
Tmi death of Kdward Roscwatcr
removes from earth one of the most
noted men in the west, and a citizen
who has done more in the way of
Ituilding up the metropolis of Ne
braska than in any other one person.
Mr. Roscwater was also a power in
the republican party of the state,
and his great ambition for years
has been to represent his state iii
the United States senate, a position
he was so abundantly able to fill,
and his political enemies wiUim bis
own party ranks is all that kept
him from doing so. i-Thc deceased
was the founder of the Omaha Bee,
one of the greatest newspapers in
the west.
The New Naturalization Law.
! With all the red tape interwoven in
the new naturalization law, it, nev
ertheless, affords a means of pre
venting many of 'the abuses that
heretofore have characterized the
m.ikini: of American citizens from
ilitns. The statute becomes opera
tive September 27,- and' will be a
factor in the congressional elec
tions, in whieh'its merits will be test
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Chief aiuQiig the law's commend
able features' is the 'uniformity it
wi 1 accomplish in the methods and
records of 'naturalizations. 1 Under
its provisions alieritf'lnar be natural
ized onlj' irt United .'ftats Courts
and court pf, record haying a seal,, a
clerk and jurisdiction in actions at
la? or equity, or loth, In which
the, amount at issue is unlimited.
These courts are required to have
also jurisdiction over the applicant
at the time he seeks naturalization.
Another wise provision specifies
that the name of the applicant tor
naturalization must be posted in a
public place for thirty days before
the court's hearing of the petition,
which, too, it is required, must not
e more than ninety days after the
tiling of the application. 1 his
seems a proper safe guard against
the disgraceful haste with which
oreigr.ers in former years have
usjied through teh .legal forms of
naturalization and manufactured
titb citizens, often without the most
rinitueutary kiicfwiedge of their
btigutions.. The time which elaps
es between the petition for citizen
ship and the' hearing by the court
gi'es ample' opportunity for the in-
vestigatio'u of the applicant's fitness
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tariff tax of 5S per cent on the salt
he uses. Will some deluded protec
tection fanner tell us wherein he is
benefited bv a dutv on salt?
What has become of "Uncle
Joe" Cannon's boom for the presi
dency? Terhaps it has gone to meet
that of Secretary Sn nv, which took
llight iminediatly after the Iowa re
publican state convention. ' :
Till' votes of confidence given to
Mr. Bryan jby.narly vtry; (Jenlo-;
cratic state convention held this
year indicate sufiiccntly the cordial
ity of the welcome that awaits hyn
as he travels westward after receiv
ing the ovations' that -the :east is
eager to bestow.
It is soon yet to say what the bolt
of the Iowa standpatters will
amount to, but it is a safe wager
that there are a good many republi
can leaders in close touch with
Chairman Sherman's headquarters
who would rather see Claude Por
ter elected governor of the Ilawk
eve state than Albert B. Cummins.
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for the suffrage. he .seeks. To pro
mote the fullest inquiry the govern-
inen may summon, at the petition
er s expense, am- number ot wit
nesses to disprove his right to nat
Everywhere in the country the
naturalization of aliens will be un
der federal control. The examina
tion of applicants, the records of
their naturalization and the general
procedure of the courts will be in
accordance with forms fixed bv the
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recent enactment, and there are
heavy penalties for officials of the
court ns well as the aliens them-
' selves when violations of the law
j are shown.
1 Some of the, educational qualifica
tions exacted of applicants, and
particularly the information de
manded for the record such as a
pliysical description, tlie name ot
the ship on which he took, passage
to this couutrv seem to be more
or less frivolous, if not humiliating,
to the intelligent foreigner, but the
intent of the Jaw is" good . and the
methods, of, ijs enforcement .are
adequate. ..; i i ),
Tin: last great democratic gather-
ing in New York was the national
convention wnicn metouiue rourm
of July, I8d8, and nominated Sey-
mout and Ulair for a losing race
against Grant and Colfax. The
Democrats in New York yesterday
made no nomination that is pract
ically already done but they are
more numerous and have better
causes for confidence of success in
the coining contest for the presi
dency than those who were present
at the nomination of the party's
standard bearers thirty-eight years
II unci; forth in the campaign
democratic speakers will invite a
comparison'of the P.ryan utterance
on the tarilT issue with Roosevelt's
easy dismissal of the subject in his
recently published letter to Repre
sentative Watson, of Indiana.
President Roosevelt, after saying
that the existing high-tariff system
bears no relation to trust evils,
straddles the issue and, while stand
ing pat on protection, holds out an
ultimate hope for revision when
advisable. Mr. P.ryan holds that
the obnoxious trust monopolies are
fostered by the present tariff law
and that the trust problem cannot
be f nil v met until tariff schedules
are reduced.
'.I)r; Roskwater attributed the
sudden death bf his brother' to the
results which followed1 the excite-
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incut attendant on a loag. campaign
in which Mr. Rosewater was a
prominent candidate for 'the nom
ination' by the Nebraska state con
vention for United States senator.
TiiKKi,was a.11 increase ;m ,the
revenue receips of the country -during
July, 1906, over July, 1905, of
over two and otife-Malf ttlllto'n dol
lars.1 This looks good ds'a'fihaucial
statement, but it simply indicates
that the people of thflTnited States
paid that much' hiojre' tax 'upon the
foreign goods that they purchased
last month.than they did.the corres
ponding month of last year': A tar
iff remains a tax just the same.
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It has Iweti announced that the
two meuilers of the railroad taxa
tion board, who were renominated,
have concluded tint tliey made a
mistake in not raising the rate of
taxation on the roads. Their ex
plauatiou is that they did not real
ize until the assessors' returns were
all in that other values had so much
advanced, and that there was so
great a discrimination against the
people. It. is rather late to make
such a discovery." In fact, the late
ness of the hour leads one to believe
that the confession is made for the
purpose of catching votes? rather
thnn from1 any inclmntiori to do
god.,' The, people of(STcbraska are
getting tired of ucath-bed repent
Tin; greatest gathering of people
that ever assembled in the state
capital will le in Lincoln tomarrow
to welcome home America's great
est statesman, Hon. William Jen
nings Bryan. U. S. Grant had
been a great soldier and twice presi
dent. He traveled around the
world, and was shown great atten
tion. but at no time at home nor
abroad was he given the marked at
tention that given Mr. Bryan
The most instructive lesson of this
is that the bitterness of partyism
has died out. The people look more
to men than party. The people of
this country believe that Mr. Bryan
ishonest in hisconvictions, whether
they agree with him or not, and it
is for this reason that they admire
him and extend to him a cordial
welcome, regardless of party or
C. A. Walsh, the gentleman
who sprang into promience scvera
years ago by being named as a
member of the democratic uationa
committee, has resigned. lie orig
inated in the obscure pieneer town
on the banks of the Des Moins
river called Bentonsport, but finally
drifted to Ottumwa, where hi
cheek worked well and he was mad
national committeeman, lie was
made secretary of that body, a very
lucrative position, and as long as he
fared well the party was all right
Two years ago his services as sec
rctary were dispensed with and his
"graft" ended. Now his resigna
tion. This is Charles A, Walsh in
a nutshell Men who are demo
crats simply for graft, should get
out of the party just as soon ns pos
siable and go over to the graft
party the republicans. Renegade
democrats always fare'wcll in that
The boiler jacket ct a locomotive exposed to wear, weather and heat is made of sheet
iron, because for such purposes sheet iron is more durable than sheet steel. The Majestic
Range is made of sheet iron not steel for exactly the same reason.
It is a long step from locomotives to the range in your kitchen, but the material of which
your range is made is of vital importance in your household economy less repairs.
Sheet iron costs twice as much as sheet steel, but steel will rust, and cracks in your cook
ing apparatus means loss of heat, wasts of fuel, and in a few years the range is ready for
the junk heap.
In the body of all Majestic Ranges we now use Majestic Old Style Charcoal Iron.
The top and framework are made of Majestic Malleable Iron the iron that never breaks,
cracks or warps, and is so thin that you can do all your cooking without removing the lids.
The locomotive is compelled to stand up under severe tests ood looks will not draw a
train of cars. A range built to endure and stand every test is the most economical range
that you can buy, an d that range if
The Majestic P&f
Johmi Bauer
Broken Promises.
The following republican prom
ises have been broken:
To establish reciprocity.
To give separate statehood to
Oklahoma, Indian Territory, New
Mexico and Arizona.
To enforce rigidly the civil serv
ice law.
To be economical in government
To modify the unjust and out
rageous inequalities of the tariff.
To reduce the Philippine tariff
To put only honest and efficient
men into office.
To give every man a square deal.
To stop the deficit in the rev
enues of the government.
To curtail the powerof the trusts.
. To stop political grafting in the
various departments of the government.
These are but a starter of the
many promises that Roosevelt has
Tht Farmer and Protection.
The farmer or mechanic who
votes for the high tariff republican
party, is a greeny.
The farmer pays $ 18 for a certain
plow made in the United States.
That same plow is shipped to
South America and sold for $3
The farmer pays about $65 for a
certain mower; it is shipped to
South America and sold for $40.
So on down the list, $25 hay
rakes in South America for $17;
$30 cultivators for $22 in South
America. Mechanics' tools and
iron goods accordingly.
The manufacturers make a profit
of almost $120,000,00 on these iron
and steel goods. Then these same
manufacturers turn right around
and sell the same goods to foreign
farmers and mechanics at a little
over half the price at which they
sell them to our farmers and me
All this comes from the monop
oly of manufacturing. And the
nionoply of tnaufactttring is possi
ble because of the protective tariff
It is the rankest, meanest roblwry.
Any statesman or politician who
stands for it ought to lx votec
home. Any farmer or mechanic
who votes for the tariff supporters
is not a fit guardian of his child
ren's iuterests.
: C A. Hawls, Lawyer, fro
Mtt and general practice. Of
flee of County Attorn?-
Gov. Mickey on the Ticket,
Here is what Governor Mickey
said in an interview, just after the
state board of equalization had as
sessed the railroads, in reference to
Oalusha, Katon and Searle:
If those three fellows are nomin
ated the republican party in Nebras
ka is on the verge of defeat. As
governor of the state board of equal
ization, I will not endorse their
action:, in the railroad tax assess
ments. They are tied up to the
railroads. The fanners of the state
are against the railroads this year
)ecause the other property in the
state has been greatly increased in
valuation w hile the railroads have
remained practically stationary.
Mark my words, if those three men
are renominated tlie republican
party is on the verge of defeat.
Here is what Governor Mickey
said after the republican convention
had renominated Katon and
If the republican ticket is elect
ed, I fear the railroads will still
have control of the board of
The governor, treasurer, secretary
of state, auditor and land commis
sioner constitute the board of equal
ization which assesses the railroads.
Threeof the presentboard.jGalusha,
Katon and Searle, opposed any raise
in the railroad assessment, which
called forth the above censure from
the governor. While the republi
can convention made a pretense of
nominating a reform governor, it
nominated railroad men for the bal
anceof the ticket, so that according
to Governor Mickey, the railroads
would still have a majority of the
state board of equalization. The
republican party is trying to catch
suckers with a reform candidate for
governor and an imitation demo
cratic platform, but has a ticket
which will turn the state gover
ment over to the railroads as in the
Hon. W.J. Bryan's reception
in Chicago was an immense affair
In his speech he repudiates his en
dorsement by the Illinois state con
vention, which refused to request
the aesignation of National Com
mitteeman Roger C. Sullivan. Mr.
Bryan is rignt in demanding the
resignation of Sullivan. "lie who is
not for us is against us," and Mr.
Sullivan's past acts show for them
selves. He should step down and
out, and the Illinois democrats in
convention made a great wistake in
not requesting him to do so.
Standpat in Nebraska
The stampede of the standpatters
has spread to Nebraska, were the re
publican state convention has just
admitted that the Dingley schedules
are not sacred, says the St. Louis
Republic. But that is as far as the
republicans ot Nebraska go.
They do not suggest as the re
publicans of Illinois did in their
platform, that special interest need
not be considered in revision of the
tariff; but they thoroughly agree
with their brethren of the prairie
state that nobody but its friends
should be permitted to lay a reform
ing hand upon the Dingley act.
The significant lesson to be drawn
from the Nebraska convention is
that republican leaders all over the
country are convinced that the dem
ocratic party will reform the Ding
ley tariff if they do not hold out the
hope that the republicans will revise
it. The standpatters are routed
and standpatism, at least for the
campaign, is as dead as a doornail.
But these promises of revision
are too sudden to be accepted
as sincere, and they have always a
string tied to thera. They do not
promise reduction of the Dingley
robberies, and, except in Iowa,
they give no pledge whatever of
such revision as would break or
seriously check the greedy tariff
The Nebraska republicans say
only that changes in schedules
should followchanges inconitions."
This leaves themlas free to raise the
schedules as to lower them. And
if the house should be controlled by
the republicans in the Sixtieth con
gross, we know in advance that the
speaker would not suffer the Ding
ley act to be amended in any man
ner objectionable to the great mon
opolies from which the republican
party expects liberal contributions
to the campaign fund of 1903.
Convinced at last thatthe country
wants tariff revision and means to
have it, the republicans are making
no false promises. They are simply
making no promises that mean any
thing. The schoolmaster has been abroad
too long in the west to leave any
larger percentage of voters green
enough to be fooled by trickery and
evasion like this.
Has Mr. Roosevelt abandoned
the presidential bee for the spelling