The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 21, 1907, Image 4
The Plattsmouth Journal f.'U'lL.lMIKI WKKKIA AT PL.A.TTSiiOUTIi. NEBKA.SK. ' it. A. I'.ATK-S. rri.usiiKK. 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 dential campaign. 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 -States. 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 mind. 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 back. 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 Plattsmouth. 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 of nepotism? 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 close." , 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 now, please. 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 cent election. 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 Senator Brown. 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 House? 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 too loud. 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. . SIXTEEN 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 banks. 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 are strong. 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 settlement arrives. 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 abundance. World-Herald. 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. TO eas. 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. LINUER1NG COLD. i Withstood Other Treatment But 'Quickly Cured by Chemberlain's Cough Remedy. "Last winter I caught a very severe cold which lingered for weeks," says S. Urquhart, of Zephyr, Ontario. "My cough was very dry and harsh. The local dealer recommended Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and guaranteed it, so I 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 by F. G. Fricke & Co. Ho! Smokers! Are you ready for a New Pipe? Herman Spies has the Large and Most Complete of ME17 PIPES 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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