The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 28, 1907, Image 4

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    The Plattsmouth Journal
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'u;tsk;t. .i- . i in(rl:i.-.s iii:itur.
Mi:. i:YAN.ssiys if he is elected pies- j
idcnt lie will not want a second term. I
I'KoiM.l who keep woi king and trust
ing in their own brain and perspiration,
instead of politics, can rely on Provi
dence as heretofore, regardless of what
the republican party omits from the face
of the Almighty Dollar.
"Tlirc joke is on u:" about hard times
and low prices coming on only under
democratic administrations anil low
tarilF. You have it on us sure this
time." Thus spoke a prominent repub
lican farmer to the editor of the Journal
yesterday. It was an honest confession
from an unwilling soul. So mote it al
ways be with men.
Hkkk is a rule that don't work both
ways. People are paying just as much
for pork over the block with nogs at 4 A
and " cents per pound, as when they
were worth and 7 cents. Suppose
hogs should go to H cents, will our pork
be at the same old price? Not on your
alfalfa. It seems the rule on pork won't
work both ways. Tlure is too much
"hog" in it.
KxI'KKS.sIons from democratic nation
al committeemen on V. J. Bryan's de
claration that he will accept the demo
cratic presidential nomination, s-vit to
the St. Louis Republic upon request, in
dicate beyond doubt the stronghold the
great Nebraskan has upon the country !
From every state come greetings to the!
peoples friend.
Wiikn the late Colonel James Fisk, of
New York, began making arrangements
with the Grant administration for what
was then unknown by its present tit'e of
"constructive jurisprudence," it was
with a view to "promote the western
crop movement." As Colonel Fisk af
terwards explained, in phrases which
became classical, his original plans and
his originally benevolent purposes went
finally "up the spout." or "where the
woodbine twineth."
Lkt us suppese for ti sake of the
illustration that a r.afe am! sane corner
groceryman left a safe and sane busi
ness u ith a cash surplus of $22g in charge
of the errand toy. Let us further sup
pose that after depositing the $22S wiih
.a friend as a lean without interest the
t-rrand boy returned hunting and pul -.v!
oil a wrestling match in the back roe.n
of the grocery, after which he borrow
ed il-"') without interest on the stork
frj.n other friends of his as a first step
toward refinancing the business. Sup
posing this either in single dollars or in
millions, what would we suppose that a
safe and sane corner grccer would be
likely to do with that errand boy on his
application for a thix-d term.
Amonc. the many interesting things
that Mr. Bryan said in his speech at
Lafayette, Indiana, the other night is
the following: "We are in the midst of
a financial tringency tht is in some re
spects more acute than that of 1873. I
am not going to blame the president or
a republican administration, but I know
who would be blamed if I were presi
dent. I f I were president, every cross
roads republican would be blaming me.
The panic of 1S73 came twelve years
after they took power and eleven years
before they surrendered power to the
democrats. Fm not going to blame
the president because I do not think
blame should be laid at his door. I'm
going to do him the justice to say I
won't join the chorus of eastern finan
ciers who want to make him the scape
goat. Those who violate the law should
be blamed, not those who have turned
on the light recently."
The mingling of Union and Confed
erate cheers a few days since at Vlcks
burg which responded to the withdrawal
by General Fred Grant of an inadvert
ent statement was an eloquent farewell
to the last lingering remnant of civil war
sectionalism. It was a spontaneous
confirmation of the fact that "we are
all brothers of a reunited country,"
which was advanced by a Confederate
officer in a fraternal remonstrance
against an underestimate of Confeder
ate prowess in the memorable seige of
Vicksburg. It is a fact that will stand
conspicuously in American history that
at Vicksburg, as on every other field of
the civil war, both armies fought well.
In no other seige or battle did they come
nearer fighting and enduring to the ut
most limits of manly valor and endur
ance. The country is infinitely-better
off for the fact that at Vicksburg, as in
many another reunion of the Blue and
the Gray, this heroism is made a com
mon heritage of Americans, regardless
of parti' orsection. It is an inheritance
which future generations of Americans
will cherish among their priceless pos
sessions. Word comes from manv sections of
the country of the laying off of laborers,
and a general reduction in wages. In
Pennsylvania, where but a wage ad
vances were demanded, men are having
to accept a reduction of from 10 to 120
per cent, and the pay rolls are being
lightened by the discharge of many.
This reduction will not be felt so much
in the west, although there will be more
idle men this winter than for a number
of years. It is unfortunate that our un
precedented prosperity should be inter
rupted by a gang of stock gamblers, but
such has been the case, md there ap
pears to be no remedy. There is a pre
ventative of future difficulties of this
kind, however, and that is a strict reg
ulation of the issuing of bonds and
stocks, and a law which shall prevent
gambling in them. So far, there has
been no laying olF at the Burlington
shops in this city, and from the amount
of work coming in daily the indications
are that there will be none for several
months, at least.
In the game of "hide-and-seek" it is
part of the game for everything in it to
t be found out before the game is over.
Cincinnati, Chicago, Boston, Kansas
City, St. Louis, Boston, Louisville and
Columbus have been suggested as places
to hold the democratic national conven
al convention. What about Omaha?
Tin-: will of Count Creighton has
finally been probated, and the estate
lias been divided among the heirs. The
estate amounted to $:,.",f0,000, and the
largest beneficiary is the Creighton uni
versity, which receives $1, 256,000.
Skvknty-kivk cents a dozen for New
Jersey selected eggs is something over
! cents apiece. When New York is
able to eat New Jersey eggs at this
price without regret or shame, it is cer
tainly time for it to loosen up until we
can get currency at less than 4 per cent
premium to move several million dozen
Missouri eggs east to relieve the strin
gency. Mr. James J. IIilis latest plea for
opportunity for American railroads is
not only eloquent butconvincng. When
the sole opportunity he demands is a
chance to go on improving and anoving
the freight, and" the whole country
ought to rejoice at the increased net
earnings they report, and no patriotic
person ought to interfere with them in
any plan they may develop for investing
the last dollar of it for the purpose of
moving more freight to make more
Scores the Administration
Congressman Prince, of Galesburg,
Illinois, republican member of the house
committee on banking and currency, in
speaking of the issuance of Panama
bonds and debt certificates, has the fol-
' lowing to say:
"We owe $,9000,000, 000 ofinterest
j hearing debt. We have today in the
hands of national banks, and drawing
no interest for the government, $240,-
0 "is ,ooo.
"The present policy of the secretary
of the treasury is to all intents in times
of peace adding to the interest-bearing
debt of the people $150,000,000. It is
not justifiable under existing conditions.
1 think that the $50,000,000 needed for
the construction of the Panama canal
should be taken out of the $240,000,000
in the banks ar.d not be raised by bond
"As to the other 100, 000, 000 which
is proposed to be raised by debt certifi
cates, I do not approve of the plan at
all. First, because the money is worth
5 or 6 per cent and no one is going to
buy a government note that draws but
3 per cent interest. . Second, because
the purpose of the 3. per cent note is to
realize money from the sales of Ihe cer
tificates, the money arising from the
sale to be deposited in the national banks.
"And what does it mean?
"It means, if I understand it correct
ly, that the people are to borrow $100,
OJO.OOO and pay 3 per cent on it and
hand it over to the national banks, to
be by them loaned, without a dollar's
cost to them, to the people at a rate of
of 5 to 10 per . cent, according to the
rate where the banks are located."
Mr. Prince also made the statement
that he disapproved asset currency un
less it was propdsed to deposit in the
treasury assets securing the issue.
Roosevelt and State Rights.
From the published forecasts of his
annual big talk to congress, it is seen
that President Roosevelt is still deluded
with the perverse notion that the fed
eral government was ordained to direct
and regulate every incident in the lives
of the American people.
Disregarding the familiar history of
the convention which framed the con
stitution of the United States, and of
the government under it since its adop
tion by the original thirteen states, he
will advise congress lawlessly to over
run state lines and invade the most sa
cred relations of the home and the
Though congress pays not a dollar for
the support of the public schools of the
several states, he asks that congress,
under the pretext of regulating child
labor, shall dictate the terms of attend
ance upon those schools by all children
the products of whose labor may by any
chance find their way into interstate
Blind to the human fact that local
governments protect the child as zeal-
ously as the adult to the best of their
ability, he would take control of the
child from its parents and next friends
and transfer it to a remote and step
paternal government too busy with other
things to giye it proper attention.
Such a course would be as misc hievous
as it is clearly unconstitutional and con
trary to law. Kqually mischievous and
equally contrary to law would it be for
congress to follow the president's advice
and undertake to enact, uniform mar
riage and divorce laws enforceable
equally under the different social and
climatic conditions of Maine and Texas,
of Alaska and I 'or to Rico.
Clearly lacking in the powers dele-
gated to the federal government are
those of chartering interstate corpora
tions, which the president recommends,
and of assuming control over inherit
ances and devises of property by impos
ing inheritance taxes.
The body of men composing the con
gress has collectively too much common
sense to give heed to these vagaries of
the president. But such false and per
versed notions of the powers of the fed
eral government and the states, coming
from such high authority, are mislead
ing in their tendency and wholly mis
chievous in their ultimate effects.
Mayor, of Omaha, is not a
man without a fault, but he is so far
above many of his traducersin points of
ability, honest political principles and
gentlemenly qualities, that it does not
seem to be worth while even to attempt
a comparison.
When federal officeholders are in
structed not to push the third term they
are also allowed to understand that
when the machine to dictate the suc
cession is completed, the hand that
pushes the button will rely on the ma
chine to do the rest.
Thk federal office-holders are now en
gaged in organizing Roosevelt clubs.
One was organized in Lincoln the other
night, and all officers elected but one were
a federal officeholders. They don't want
Roosevelt so much as they want to hold
on to the positions they occupy.
Thk Nehawka Register and Eagle
Beacon are the latest to raise their sub
scription prices. It is simply a question
of time when every country paper will
have to follow suit in order to save
themselves on account of the great in
crease in the price of print paper.
Thk next president and present presi
dent had a chat Saturday at the White
House. Everybody had to give way for
the next president, and the conference
lasted forty-five minutes, which would
indicate that President Roosevelt had
something of great importance to re
late to Mr. Bryan.
Advertisers wiil please bear in mind
that the Weekly Journal will be issued
one day earlier this week on account of
Thanksgiving. There will be no paper
issued on Thursday, so if you have any
important announcements to make be
sure and bring them in Wednesday
morning to insure publication.
It is true that this country needs a
more elastic currency than we now have,
but the people will insist that this elac
ticity be provided for and guaranted not
to stretch to breaking point by Uncle
Sam than by the private clearing house
associations. The people have confi
dence in the government, but have
learned to look with some distrust upon
the national bankers who have not the
interest of the people at heart to the
same extent that the govemmenthas.
The very fact that all the rotten
financial institutions of the east are de
claring that the issue of $150,000,000 of
government bonds in times of peace and
the greatest prosperity this country has
experienced since the war, will save the
country from an impending crash, is
conclusive proof that the squeeze is the
result of a hoarding process by those who
want bonds. They refuse to let the
money loose except the people buy it
with non-taxable interest-bearing bonds.
This is the cause of the panicky times
in a nutshell.
A special from New York makes the
announcement that before beginning of
last week's operations of the govern
ment offering of $50,000,000 of Panama
bonds and $100,000,000 of onp-year 3 per
cent treasury notes, aroused bright ex
pectations of decisive results in break
ing the currency famine by the attrac
tion that would be offered to hoarders
of money in an absolutely secure gov
ernment obligation during a period of
distrust of usual investment facilities
The good influence of the measure
waned during the week, principally by
reason of the complexities discovered in
the working out of the project. Detail
ed information was not made public of
the amounts being subscribed by private
capital. On the part of the banks the
preparations to participate in the issue
were found to affect the money and
currency markets to some extent and
there was much confusion in estimating
the working out of the effects of the
Hives, eczema, itch or salt rheum sets
you crazy. Can't bear the touch of
your clothing. Doan's Ointment cures
the most obstinate cases. Why suffer.
All druggists sell it.
j Some people thought the Koosevelt
bonds would disappear "like hot cakes. "
but it seems that most of the eastern
money sharks prefer the latter.
WllKN history sums the record of the
Ilossevelt administration it will be found
making two genuine surrenders to pa
triotic American public opinion, first in
ceasing its assaults on dictionary spell
ing and finally in restoring the mot-
i to expressing faith m the gold coin as
"an assurance of things hoped for, an
evidence of things unseen."
TliK Journal acknowledges the receipt
j (Jf an invitation to attend the Dahlman
j democratic banquet at the auditorium
in Omaha on Saturday night, December
7. Fifteen hundred invitations have
been issued and there will be room in
the galleries for thousands of spectators.
Mayor Dahlman has many warm friends
in Plattsmouth and Cass county who no
doubt would be pleased to attend, and
we move that an effort be made to se
cure a special train on the Burlington
for that night, and take a band of music
with us. Who will second the motion?
Thk Nebraska City Tribune is r.o
more, and Frank E. Helvey, who has
been its editor for five years, bid his
readers a very affectionate farewell in
the last issue on Monday. The printing
plant belongs to Joy Morton, which in
cludes one of the best job plants in the
state, who announces his intention of
closing the establishment as soon as all
work in the office is completed. Mr.
Helvey succeeded in making a good pa
per of Tribune, but no doubt wisely
came to the conclusion that three daily
papers was one too many for Nebraska
Jum;e Travis, at the meeting of the
city council Tuesday evening, te'ndered
his resignation as city attorney, and up
on its acceptance, Mayor Gering named
Will C. Ramsey as his successor. The
judge's resignation takes effect Decem
ber 1. Mr. Ramsey is a bright young
attorney, and the Journal is pleased to
note this recognition of a most worthy
successor to Judge Travis on the part of
Mayor Gering. Will is a model voung
man, worthy of all the honors that can
be bestowed upon him, and the Journal
has no fears of his "making good" as
city attorney.
Turn the Money This Way.
Last week's trade reviews plainly in
dicate for the instruction of President
Roosevelt and his .versatile secretary of
the treasury the places on the map to
which they should at this moment direct
their most solicitous attention and the
most liberal measure of financial relief
within their power.
There has been a temporary recession
of business and some hesitation to place
orders for the future while the tie-up of
money continues. Business and indus
try are in a healthy condition, but be
cause of the slow movements of farm
products there is lack of ready money
with which to buy. These movements
are slow only because there is not the
money in the west to move them.
Let the money move freely into this
country and the accelerated movement
of the crops will set the factory wheels
revolving rapidly. There will be a rapid
interchange of money between city
banks and country banks, between coun
try banks and the farmers.
In the existing situation the counsel
of bankers from Omaha and other west
ern centers would do the president and
his treasury secretary more good than
that of all the financial magnates whom
he is calling from Wall street to the
White House. The crop movement is
slow partly because farmers, now finan-
ancially independent, are reluctant to
accept stringency prices and partly be
cause the money is lacking with which
to pay cash for the produce that the
farmers are ready to let go. Break this
deadlock and there will be no more
Disregarding party lines the west has
approved the issues of bonds and certi
ficates in the expectation of financial
relief. But the relief must come. The
pampering of Wall street must cease
and money must flow again in the chan
nels which it floods every year at this
season. It is a financial condition and
not a theory of any kind which confronts
the Roosevelt administration at the pres
ent crisis.
They Made the Corn Fly.
J. F. Clugy is putting forth an effort
to get his corn husked, while the weath
er is good, and today was running four
teen teams, which makes the corn roll
in as some of the wagons were shuck
ing as much as one hundred bushels
per day, while other do not make near
as much, but the gathering of over a
thousand bushels per day is making
the corn flv some.
E. E. Eaton Breaks His Arm.
This afternoon while E. E. Eaton was
coming out of the Hotel Riley, stepping
off the walk to cross the street, he
tripped on a rope which was being used
to move a barn for F. H. Dunbar frotn
the Koehnke place to his farm in he
southwest portion of the city, falHng
and breaking his arm at the elbow. Dr.
J. S. Livingston reduced the fracture,
and it will be a long time ere the injury
mends. Mr. Eaton is resting as easily
as could be expected under the circum i
stances, which is farm from comfortable.
An Immense Audience Was
Present to Listen to the
The roof of the Presbyterian church
trembled when the organ pealed forth
and was reinforced bv the combined
voices of the entire congregation which
was gre;:t in numbers, at the opening
song of union temperence service, yester
day afternoon when all joined in singing
America. After the song, the quiet
was as pronounced as had been the
gladsome song of the people just before,
while the benediction of Almighty Cod
was invoked upon the service thus began
Don York, w ho was to have given asolo
was prevented from being there and the
next on the program was the address
by Rev. A. A. Randall, who in the talk
he gave, went after the liquor traffic
with hammer and tongs, sparing nothing
for fear of hurting any one's feelings,
and was applauded many times during
his address. Then came a recitation by
Miss Maude Kuhney, which fairly took
the audience by storm, and was received
with manifest pleasure by all. Little
Myra Stenner sang very sweetly a song,
and the clear sweet notes of her voice
seemed to penetrate the deepest re
cesses of th building, and fill the entire
room with melody.
A class song by the Presbyterian Sun
day school was well received, which
was followed by Mrs. J. V. Gamble
who sang "The Bird With a Broken
Wing," which was the climax of the
afternoon's program. Judge Bcesoti
not being able to be present, the next
was a class song of the .Methodist Sun
day school, which caused the-rafters of
the building to tremble, with the en
thusiasm with which it was rendered.
While the low harmonious strains of the
organ, as produced by Miss Verna Cole,
was being played, the offering was
taken. Then came a responsive reading
by the Presbyterian Sunday school, and
the presentation of pledges by Rev. J.
H. Salsbury, followed by the closing
number, the "Battle Hymn of the Re
public" sang by the entire congregation.
Taken all in all, it was a very excellent
Honor Their Departing Guest.
Last Saturday evening at the pleas
ant home of F. E. Denson. on Winter
stein Hill, was gathered together a
large number of yeun.r people, where
they made merry ; n 1 had a general
good time, the occasion being the giv
ing oi a reception in honor of Miss
Buby Denson of Omaha, w ho has been
visiting at the home of her uncle. Miss
Denson left for her home last evening,
and her many friends thought to give
her a pleasant occasion to remember.
Games of all kinds predominated during
the evening, interspersed with musical
numbers on the piano dainty refresh
ments were served and all had an ex
cellent time. Those who were invited
to help make the fleeting hours fly were:
Misses Mollie and Bessie Severs, Aileen
Rennie, Agnes Ward, Esther Jones,
Muriel Barthold, Minnie Ploeger, Nora
and Jennie Batton, Freda Wolforth,
Lettie Smith, Lucy Hesse, Vella Den
son, Villie Fuller of Council Bluffs,
Drusilla Thomas, Margaret Rennie, and
and Mrs. H. S. Barthold; Messrs. Gene
Brady, Fred Hesse, H. H. Williams,
Everett Ward, Roy Denson, Jennings
Severs, James Andrews, Earl Dunn,
Ralph Smith, James Rebal, Sandy An
drews, Chas. Osborn of Council Bluffs,
Mr. and Mrs. O. Gillispie and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Wood.
Can't look well, eat well or feel well
with impure blood feeding your body.
Keep the blood pure with Burdock
Blood Bitters. Eat simply, take exer
cise, keep clean and you will have long
Rubber Shoes to co
over them, &nI
outlast any. other
Absolute protection
to the feet from cold
and wet; comfort
and durability
Be sure the trade mark, "llnll Band' is on
every pair, and take no others said to be "as
good as," etc
with Snag Proof Rubbers to go over
them are the best blizzard protec
tors. Just say "Felt Footwear" to
us, and we will show you chilblain
comforts for frosted feet of all kinds.
Felt Boots and Overshoes $2.50 to
$3.50. Hair Lined Shoes for men S3.
Sherwood & Son
Leggins 50c Up
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to hear tin- n.u-ic in tour kitchen?
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yard. Toe out cm or the Trenton
min--ih fii-l we i i ul i 1 1 : s. no su
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A Reliable Remedy for Croup.
Mrs. S. licsinthal, of Turner, Michi
gan, says: "We have u.-ed Chamber
lain's Cough Medicine for ourselves and
children for several years and like it
very much. I think it is I he only rem
edy for croup and can highly recom
mend it." For saie bv F.G. Frice & Co
ol Smokers
Are you ready for
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has the Large and Most
Complete of
ever seen in 1 'la I tsmout h, from
the Low Priced to the Very Best
on the Market.
If You Haven't Aire any Ordered
now is the time to come in and make
the selection before the holiday rush be
gins. We are showing all the popular
sizes and styles of these instruments
the best home entertainment that any
family could possess. We have a com
plete stock of the latest records. Let
us play your favorite for you when you
call, which we hope will be soon.
Nebraska Phonograph Company
JESSE PERRY, Proprietor.
That Will
Not Last
OR. SAL&-Th following prop
erty; peiymcnts $20Jo$25; b I SIO pr month:
A six-room cottage, in rioe
repair uu on,.- j.ii rtri(i a
oaif .. . . $8GO
A n.eiooin ctrake wnn
city witiei, in to'.u r- p-tir
w ith brick barn a no. other
improvements $875
A .'oo'i four-rooiii coiihvje
Willi l WO JOt.s $700
A ti-ie tive rwo ii r,i-t.(.
w it n one I. it. ci v i hi . . $725
T'iguo'J fi Ve-pvmj collat
es nr- lot hi (i ha- e each
near i l e sh .ps $800
One nine mom house wirji
i.e acre of ground am
imprinvrti-iiu $900
One six-room com at:-, one
a cr of ground $60O
O ie five rooTi cottage with
four lof.s $650
Five, six, ten and t-aentv acre,
improved tracts for sale; one
fourth down, remainder Jo Minis
to suit purchaser Price furn
ished at office.