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K iWTel t tti ptwiolfire nl riiittsuioulh. -iiniU.
hj -i.u-iiidi l.ti matter.
Wi: like to read of those great steam
ers breaking the re.ord when they are
carrying gold from Kuropc this w;n.
. TlIK a:i'i un: ei:!e:it that President
Roosevelt finds the coming .session ,f
congress "too short for tariH revision"
is altogether in lino with his general
policy of opposing republican abuses
and standing pat for their perpetuation
until there is time enough to make them
more abusive than ever.
Captain Siu;irz, an old river pilot
and engineer, says that twenty-two
hundred miles of the Missouri river are
now navigable and that there is no rea
son why river transportation should no,
relieve the congested condition of carry
ing trade and add to the profits of the
shipper. There are old river men who
coincide with Captain Shultz.
There seems to be some discussion
among the farmers on the split-log
drag and how and when to use it. An
old farmer friend of the Journal says
now is the time to use it. He says it is a
mistaken idea to think that the road
drag is only available in the summer as
a road implement in the summer. He
says the fall season is a good time to
work the roads, and that the road drag
is a good implement to use right now.
When Secretary Cortelyou felt con
sciously obliged to send the $25,000,000
he was about to deposit to help move
western crops to the relief of distress
in Wall street and Pittsburg, it might
be unkind and ungenerous for anyone in
the west to continue to question his
sympathy long enough to make a note
next year of the localities from which
the republican party will have its finan
cial distress relieved during the presi
Now that it is a foregone conclusion
that Nebraska's favorite son, Hon. Wm.
'J. Bryan, is to be the democratic candi
date for president next year, it behooves
the rank and file of the democrats of
the state to be in readiness for the fray.
The Journal would suggest to Chairman
Allen the necessity of calling the state
committee together at a3 early date as
possible to arrange for a thorough or
ganization of the party. If we want to
give Mr. Bryan the state next yei-r for
president we must begin organizing at
once, and not wait until the last moment
to begin the work. When it is positive -ly
known that we expect to make a des
perate struggle to carry the state for
our beloved Bryan, thousands of liberal
republicans, who love thegreat Nebras
kan as wo do, will rally to our assist
ance. But democrats must organize and
be in readiness for the greatest political
. battle that ever was fought in the state.
"Turning on the Light."
The "Washington Star is vague in its
ideas of the making of American history
when it sums up what it assumes as the
'conditions of the past and present into
the general conclusion that "as Presi
dent Roosevelt has turned on the light,
there will be no turning it off again."
Mr J. D. Rockfeller was equal vague
in bis ideas of realities if he is respon
sible for the statement published as
coming from him in October, which
now serves as a general introduction to
the events of the last three weeks. In
this statement Mr. R. is made to in
form the public that the system he re
presents, the idea for which it stands,
Are to become the permanent modes of
the future progress of the United
All such assumptions as these are far
out of line. President Roosevelt has not
"turned on the light" in the United
States. He has spoken fluently and
frequently, with some wisdom at time
and much lack of thought at all times.
He has forced his single individuality
on the public to an extent which would
not have been justifiable were he in
private life and which is never excus
able, much lesa justifiable, in the
President of the United States. But
whether he has talked of "immoral
wealth" as an excuse for "constructive
jurisprudence" or of the habit of
prairie wolves, it has turned the light
little or nothing except his own exag
gerated views of his own powers of
Mr. Rockfellersu.Tcrs from a similar
exaggeration of the powers of the
"system" he represents. In the full
light of public intelligence, growing
from decade to decade, his mistake ful
ly appears. It cannot be supported
against realities or converted into real
ities. The light which has been turned on
may hereafter disclose, and it probably
will disclose, harmony between Presi
dent Roosevelt's fallacies and the fal
lacies to which he ha3 seemed to oppose
his own exaggerations. The light will
not be turned off on that account. It
will increase and the knowledge of the
realities of American progress will grow
with it. There will be no turning
TliKRE is not only a good big crop of
corn, but a good big crop of lightning
corn huskers in this section of the vine
yard. Or else there are some awful big
liars in this neighborhood.
OxR of the Lincoln papers announces
that "George V. Berge lias gone over
to the democrats." lie didn't have very
far to go, did he? He was always a
go id enough democrat for "we'uns. "
A'K on your guard for bogus checks.
A business is being made of passing
bogus checks in many sections of Neb
raska. We have heard of no such work
here yet, but there is no telling how
soon the operation may be tried in
TliK same ducks who howled at the 10
to 1 idea, are now trying to whoop 'em
up for the asset currency measure. The
need of the 10 to 1 measure passed away
with the incoming of gold from new
fields, but the need of an assent curren
cy never existed.
President Roosevelt, the other day,
just after he had cast his vote at Oyster
Bay, was asked if he had not voted for
a democrat, who was on the ticket, and
answered "it is a vile aspersion." This
shows the president would not vote for
a democrat under any consideration.
The Pullman Company earnings of
$32,000,000 just reported for twelve
months indicate a fair degree of pros
perity, which might seem exaggerated
if it included also the totals of all tips
to porters the company manages to al
low the public to pay as voluntary con
tributions. The still, soft, catlike tread which
persons who suffer from republican
stringency may detect if they have a
very fine ear, placed close to the ground,
marks the steady advance in the profits
of the Standard Oil system. On the
other hand, the loud, hissing noise they
can easily detect from the direction of
Pennsylvania is the Steel Trust blowing
off its furnaces to keep up its prices.
State Superintendent McBrien
has decided to relieve his department of
the charge of nepotism by dropping his
wife from the payroll as an examiner
for teachers' certificates. The secreta
ry of state has dropped his own son
from the payroll. Now, would it not be
a good idea for the clerk of the district
court of Cass county to do a little drop
ping to relieve himself from the charge
Several Bishops seem to agree that
it may be religious to omit "In God
We Trust" from the money of this
administration. This conclusion may
be reached from various standpoints.
I Perhaps most Bishops remember the
had carried to success a political policy
sj atrocious that his Misister wished to
pui the responsibility on Providence,
Frederick is reported to have said with
a stamp of his foot: "Leave God out of
that. Say I did it."
After having relieved Wall street
distress with the surplus from taxes
collected on Western production and
consumption the treasury has no surplus
to use in helping market Western pro
ducts which will pay more taxes to
create more surplus. But it still hopes
that Wall street will become sympathe
tic after its distress is so far mitigated
that in cannot get more than 3 or 4 per
cent as a premium on the currency it
secured from the treasury.
The Fremont Herald agrees with thel
Journal's suggestion to Chairman Allen,
and adds: "It has been well suggested
that Chairman Allen of the state com
mittee at an early date. This should be
done. The indications are that Mr.
Bryan will be the presidential candidate
of the democracy next year, and we
cannot afford to take any chances.
Hosts of republicans .will vote for Mr.
Bryan next fall, and the greatest vote
of all the independent vote will drift
to him as sure as fate if those in charge
of the democratic campaign will go out
and make a fight and stay in till the polls
A Washington special says that na
tional politicians at the capital are a
unit in the belief that the statement
made by William Jennings Bryan, an
nouncing his receptive candidacy for the
democratic nomination, establishes the
fact that he will head the democratic
ticket. Although a very few democratic
politicians at the national capital are
against Bryan, what there are they are
free to say that they believe it is "all
off" so far as beating him for the nom
ination is concerned. They express the
hopelessness of such a task by referring
to Senator Stone's description of the
strength Bryan possesses with the rank
and file of the Missouri democracy.
Senator Stonesaid: "If the democratic
leaders in Missouri should get together
and agree to send a delegation against
Bryan to the convention and "Bryan
should let it be known in a letter to
some one nobody ever heard of before,
that he wanted the nomination, the
democrats would come out of the brush
and wipe the whole bunch of leaders
into the Mississippi river. " As the pol
iticians see it, the same is true through
out the west and south.
A r lx i- ii t In- ! it's.
And everylKxly's ia'l u M-e
1 Hid trul nt Inio iU-s."
()NF. touch of winter makes some of
us wonder where our last summer's
wages have gone.
Ik if costs one hundred millions to
commence to get ready to work-on the
i'anama c anal, whi'.t will it cost to com
plete the- ditch?
Ir all the gold that has been reported
as coming to ihis country from Europe
is the real thing, we ought to be pretty
well fixed very soon.
If reports sere true, Iowa has raised
enough pumpkins to give every man,
woman and child in the United States
a pumpkin pie. Wc'ell take ours right
The "bitter goes with the sweet"
once in a while. The Beatrice Sun says
that never before in her history did that
burg e' er go democratic, until the re
There does not seem to be much use
to publish railroad time cards any more.
They never run by their schedules, es
pecially the "Miserable Pacific," which
is seldom on the dot.
As quietly as it is kept, the demo
crats didn't do so bad in the election,
after all. They elected a majority of the
county officials in the state, besides a
majority of the district judges outside
of Omaha and Lincoln.
The campaign against Senator Burk
ettt's re-election has already begun in
earnest among the republican leaders of
the state. Of course the movement
meets with the cordial support of the
friends of both Governor Sheldon and
While we think Roosevelt r made a
great mistake to leave off the words,
"In God We Trust," we are not refus
ing the new $10 gold pieces simply be
cause they do not bear these words.
They go here on subscription to the best
paper in Cass county.
It is really preposterous to even think
of Old Joe Cannon as a candidate for
president, notwithstanding his republi
can friends in Illinois have started a
boom in that direction. He is past 70
years of age, and his little boom won't
amount to much outside of Illinois.
Everything denotes the unanimous
nomination of W. J. Bryan as the dem
ocratic standard-bearer next year. Even
those who have so bitterly opposed him
in the past are now clamoring for his
nomination and claim that the great Ne
braskan is the only democrat that can
possibly be elected.
While there is such a hubbub about
"nepotism" among state officials, it is
not out of place, perhaps, to mention
that to some extent Cass county officials
are practicing the same. "A public of
fice is a public trust," and "nepotism"
is not intended in either high or low of
fices, in which the people have a voice.
The Nebraska City Press has again
changed hands, and now W. H. Pitzer
and J. R. Bonwell will engineer its fu
ture. A new home is to be provided for
it. A few weeks since it was rumored
the Tribune and Press would consoli
date, but it appears to have been a false
alarm. This would have been the pro
per caper. Three dailies is too many
for our neighboring city.
Will the republican party ever be
come unanimous for reform of any sort
even for the sort of reform which would
guarantee the country that in the future
all Asiatic wrestling matches, prize
fights, cock fights and similar events
will be "pulled off" outside the White
The state house incumbents are ac
cusing one another of "nepotism. " It is
said that the state secretary's desks are
occupied principally by relatives of the
secretary of state. To which Governor
Sheldon objects. The secretary says
the governor had better do a little
"weeding out" himself before talking
All hale to the new state of Oklaho
ma! The new star which went on the
flag last Saturday represents what
American energies can do on their own
ground under the flag and under the con
stitution. It goes there against all ob
jections from Colonel Roosevelt, Mr.
Taft and all other opponents of Ameri
can Constitutional government under
the flag. And it goes to stay.
The public have no reason for surprise
when Washington telegrams to leading
republican newspapers begin cautiously
breaking the news that the repeal of
the Sherman anti-trust act is part of
the program for the winter. The Jour
nal has repeatedly shown the impossi
bility of good faith in alleged republican
opposition to monopolies created by re
publican policies and inevitable under
them. Now it may point out that the
president, as a republican, will act with
his party. What may be expected af
ter the athletic exhibitions of the past
year is something more of the same
kind, ending at last in what may seem
to be a desperate struggle over the dot
ting of an "i" or the crossing of a "t"
in the "substitute" which repeals all
that is really "anti-trust" in the Sher
man law. .
O, say, can you see by the dawn's early light,
That "honest gold dollar" that last night was gleaming?
Again the old humbug has vanished from sight
While our eyes were right on it, or else I am dreaming.
Now the people all swear, when they find it not there
For thej' thought this "sound money" talk ail on the .square.
And they had a long laugh over "sixteen to one"
But it seems to me that would be better than :. .i '.
It seems but a day since the wild, woolly pops
Were saying that money was a thi;v.r to pay debt with;
That e'en a "rag baby," with 'he' government stamp.
Backed by the law, we could prosperity get with.
But the "great financiers," shedding crocodile tears.
With the cry of "inflation" aroused people's fears.
Now' we have a "sound basis," not sixteen to one,
But'clearing house paper -ten thousand to none.
Some time we will learn in disasters hard schools
That he who laughs last, has the best of the laughing;
That subsidized papers, and subsidized fools
May strangle a great living truth with their chafing,
But there'll sure come a day, when the people will say
They wish these "great captain" forever and aye
Where the red molten lava like water doth run
And the people had back their sixteen to one.
- George Abbott, in Falls City Journal.
Passnig of a Teapot Tempest.
While the money skies are clearing
it is becoming plainer every day that
the clouds were no more substantial
than Wall street hysteria.
A long crusade of calamity howling
by Wall street operators and organs
made the town nervous on the money
question, and when the Heinze corner
in copper stock got his bank into trouble
depos t rs became distrustful of other
There is nothing really the matter
with Wall street except the foolish pre
tense that it was persecuted. The few
financial institutions which suspended
were, it seems, solvent, and will resume.
The success with which banks in all
parts of the country have resisted the
artificial and unnecessary strain proves
that they have been well managed and
The banks of western and southwest
ern centers have proved themselves as
strong as the Rock of Gibraltar. Be
fore the end of the year they will be do
ing business placidly in the quiet, old
routine way and the teapot tempest
will have been forgotton.
Heavy importations of gold and the
coining of gold that was hoarded in the
mints will go far toward doing away
with the scarcity of money during the
rest of the crop-moving season. Good
prices for farm products are already
making money plentiful in all the country
commercially contiguous to Omaha.
On the 1st of January the city will enter
upon another record-breaking year of
trade and industry.
It is hoped that congress may find
some means of preventing a repetition
of the passing inconvenience at seasons
of the year when all the existing money
is needed for legitimate uses. But in
the session immediately preceding a
presidential election Congress is not
likely to make any very great change
in the present currency system.
For the present, at least, the remedy
seems more likely to come from the
irrepressible prosperity of the country
and the prudent management of finan
cial agencies and officers,
"The common people and not Wall
street gamblers should handle this sit
uation. The man who will draw out his !
money when he does not need it is in '
the same class with the man who would j
refuse to aid his country in time of war. ' ' j
William J. Bryan. I
The damphools are not all dead yet.
A Council Bluffs man who did not place
his trust in the banks, put a roll of bills
containing $105 in a base burner for safe
keeping. His wife started a fire and
the government will have $105 less cur
rency to redeem when the day of final
After the close of the season for
sporting events in the White House, the
country may get an explanation from
the treasury of why a "dead game" ad
ministration is proposing to borrow
money on a bond issue when sporting
events in the White House are already
interfered with by the care of a surplus
of something over a quarter of a million,
of public money without interest is to
extend to them a treasury graft worth
to them more than a million dollars a
month without any substantial increase
in the circulating medium of which the
president himself admits we have an
The latest exhibition of pure philan
thropy under the Roosevelt era appears
in advertisements in which the philan
thropist offers to fill orders for the treas
ury surplus of cash as far as it is avail
able in New York at current New York
premiums. After quoting 3 per cent
on premium on silver and 4 on gold and
bills, and offering to ship west or south
at these rates to "move the crops," he
adds that he will make no charge for his
services, as his object is to promote the
public welfare. Those who get the 4
per cent may keep up the work later on
by founding a number of universities
and libraries, endowed with the common
stock of the new industries they finance
for similar purposes of philanthropy
under the new Roosevelt era of federal
license for all benevolent trusts.
The pen with which the president
signed the proclamation making Okla
homa the forty-sixth state in the union
will be presented for preservation to the
Oklahoma Historical society, which will
be obliged also to collect and preserve
the Taft speeches against the admission
of the state and the refusal of the ter
ritorial governor to join in the celebra
tion of his triumph over the attempt to
treat it as a republican "possession. "
As soon as it was learned that Mr.
Bryan was a candidate for president,
note how quickly those "professed"
democrats who went over to the repub
lican party in 1896, and have been there
ever since, rush into print under cover
of democracy, to condemn him. No
democrat condemns Mr. Bryan, and
when you see one in print, claiming to
be a democrat, you can easily trace it
to a member of the traitorous gang of
1896. Wall, street, leaders of the re
publican party and "the old gang of
1896," are against the great commoner
while the great masses of people are
for their greatest friend Hon. William
Jenning Bryan for president.
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"Last winter I caught a very severe
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S. Urquhart, of Zephyr, Ontario. "My
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1 gave it a trial. One small bottle of it
i cured me. I believe Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy to be the best I have
ever used." This remedy is for sale
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Are you ready for
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has the Large and Most
ever seen in Plattsmouth, from
the Low Priced to the Very Best
on the Market.
WHEN THE KETTLE SINGS
i it's a sitn of coal sat isfaci ion Wan'
I to hear Vr music- in vour Uircroer.?
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J. V. EGENBERGER,
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REST0RED TO HEALTH.
THANKS TO PE RU-NA
Friends Were Alarmed
Advised Change of Climate.
Miss Mildred Keller, "IS l Jth street,
N. AV., Washington, I). C, writes:
"I can safely recommend IVruna for
catarrh. I had it for yearn and it would
respond to no kind of treatment, or if it
did it was only temporary, and on the
slightest provocation the trouble would
' was in such a state that my
friends were alarmed about me, and I
was advised to leave this climate.
Then I trted Peruna, and to my great
joy found It helped me from the first
dose I took, and a few bottles cured
'It built up my constitution, I re
gained my appetite, and 1 feel that I
am perfectly well and strong."-MIldred
We have on fllo many thousand testi
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our readers only a slipht glimpHO of the
vast, array of unsolicited endornoment
Dr. llarUman is receiving.
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Something wrong I must say;
Come to think of it, that's right.
I forgot my Rocky Mountain Tea last
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