The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 01, 1908, Image 2
The Plattsmouth Journal rUHLlSUKD H'EKKLY AT PLA 1TSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. II. A. I5ATI, Publisher. ntered at ttie postofllce at I'lattsmouth, Ne brsiNlca. as soconflclass matter. Everybody is giving liberally to the Fourth of July fund. The Fourth of July celebration is a tfo. Whoop 'er up, boys. Every day makes it look a little bit more like Bryan by unanimou3 choice at Denver. He who is not for us is against us. Show your patriotism by encouraging a Fourth of July celebration. What has congress done? Nothing of real value to the people. It stood pat and let bad enough alone. The states so far instructed are for Bryan. The only state so far for John son is his own Minnesota. The right kind of a celebration is good for a town. Otherwise it will do harm. It is up to the committees. Let the Fourth of July committees work in harmony and "all pull to gether" for a big celebration this year. And if Anna Gould didn't have a few million dollars, you wouldn't be wondering whether she is married or not. Two things that are growing rapidly: Taf t's claims as to delegates and the estimate of next year's deficit in the national treasury. It looks very much as if Congress i3 to adjourn with out passing a law that will enable the public to know the ex act vintage of its tinned meats. Moke money was appropriated than present high taxes will produce income, so that it is estimated there will be a shortage of $150,000,000 for the coming fiscal y ear. The currency bill is liable to pass congress before adjournment, notwith standing many senators are lighting out for home to keep from voting for the measure. Berge, Shallenberger or any other good man will suit us for governor, tut the Journal believes that Mayor Brown can poll a few thousand more votes than either one of them. The Fourth of July committees are doing nobly. Nearly five hundred dol lars has been raised. In the selection of Hilt Wescott for president, it is an assured fact that no mistake was made. The merchant who uses stationary decorated with gargling oil, axle grease or other cheap advertising matter, is to the home printer what the mail order house is to the home merchant. The republicans declared that con gress would not adjourn until the pub lic buildings bill was signed by the president or passed over his veto. The republican cry was "pork" at any price. The Journal has had more to do in the way of advertising a Fourth of J uly celebration in Plattsmouth this year than anyone else. And now we want to see the right kind of a celebration. We want no burlesques. Only what the clique that controls congress does not want to do is "uncon stitutional." During the current ses sion it has been considered constitution al only to draw salaries, do nothing and plan to get back at the next election. W. J. Bryan is making desperate ef forts to have the campaign publicity bill pass both houses of congress. If Billy Taf t is honest in what he says the same will become a lav.. But we will see what we shall see. Do the republi cans want such a law? In a speech delivered in the Senate, Senator Aldrich declared that the ap propriations carried in bills already pass ed or pending were 100 million dollars greater than those of last yj;ar, not counting the 20 million carried this year in the public buildings bill, which brought the total up to over 120 millions. He said, too, that there is now a prob able deficit of $60,000,000 for the pres ent fiscal year. How do you like the republican financial program, brother taxpayers, that plunders the many for the benefit of the few? Railroad traffic managers estimate the Kansas wheat crop this year at 90, 700,000 bushels. These figures are im portant, as they will enable the railroads to estimate about how big a freight car famine they are going to have. The impertinence of Speaker Cannon and Payne and Dalzell ought to be re buked in a manner never to be forgotten in this country. Their effrontery should cause their overthrow as the directors of the house. Of course Boss Cannon is the only one who has power in the House of Representatives. Payne and Daizell are simply cuckoos. Admiral Evans says we need more battleships and fewer statesmen. That is the sailor's way of looking at things, and it will not meet with universal agreement. But perhaps the gallant admiral meant politicians of the usual variety when he said statesmen. If so, he is about right on that point. . Some of the republican papers . seem to be very much worried as to whom the democrats will nominate for govern nor. It will be a popular man all right and one who will keep close to the heels of Mr. Bryan in the race. He will keep close enough to insure his election if Mr. Bryan carries the state by ten or fifteen thousand. It is nearly the time when the demo crats should be on the lookout for a candidate for congress. Pollard will be easier defeated this year than ever be fore. His record on the ship subsidy and the salary grab is such as will not wash down the throats of the people of First district. He is entirely too eastern in his acts for the interests of the west. John Mattes, Jr., president of the Sons of Hermann, of Nebraska, is fav orably mentioned for secretary of state on the democratic ticket. John lives at Nebraska City, and his friends are legion wherever known. He is one of the ablest Germans in the state, and he can count on the Journal's support, because we know he is competent, and an all round good fellow. The senate passed the public building bill last Wednesday, which included the appropriation for Plattsmouth, and now a new postoffice is assured. It is good news to the county seat town and will prove that their representatives in Washington are interested in their wel fare. But it won't be two weeks be fore the only democrat paper in Cass county will be saying something hate ful about Congressman Pollard. Weep ng Water Republican. Now we would like to ask the gentleman who holds down the postoffice in Weeping Water by the grace of Congressman Pollard, if he thinks Mr. Pollard has done any more than his duty in helping to get an appropriation for the Plattsmouth post office building? Now, don't be bashful, Mr. Postmaster, but tell us honestly if you think he has or has not. You are paid for "standing up for Pollard," but be honest in doing so. The Price of Republicanism. When this session of the Sixtieth con gress adjourns its appropriations will be in the neighborhood of 20 millions in ex cess of a billion dollars. People still young remember the out cry which was made when the congress presided ove by Tom Reed was called a "billion dol lar congress." The profligacy of that session resulted in a democratic con gress and a democratic president. Roughly speaking, the increase in ap propritions made or in contemplation by the present session of congress over those of the corresponding session last year approach $125,000,000. Thi3 is only the increase over former appropriations and it is interesting to note that of this increase the army, navy, pensions and fortifications practically amount to al most one-half. It is a matter of statis tical fact that today, past wars and im aginary wars in the future require near ly seventy per cent of our national rev enues. This enormous increase in the federal expenditures comes at a time when the federal revenues are falling off. It means a tremendous increase in the burden of taxation upon the individual just at the time when twelve years of absolute republican domination of all branches of the federal government have plunged the country into a com- mercial depres ionj and reduced the in come of every working-man and of every i man who has not enjoyed the gifts of J monopoly which that party has so widely I distributed. j The people who impose the taxation j and thereby take the money out of the pockets of the ordinary people who have been exceedingly liberal. They have not merely increased appropriations, but have provided for a deficit in the treas ury which will narrowly approach $150, 000,000 for the fiscal year, and to offset this they have not passed one measure for the reduction of taxation, for the increase of revenues or for the relief of the country from the commercial de pression which now confronts it. World Herald. South Carouna dry! Suffering ma jors, but its a long time between drinks now. Congress has passed a money bill. The chances are that the bill won't do the country any good, but the republi can leaders will "point with pride" just the same. "The republican party is hopelessly disjointed and at war with itself," says the Denver News. And now Theodore Roosevelt will pinch himself, and failing to locate any broken bones will designate the News by a "shorter and uglier word" While Carnegie enjoys an income of $75,000 a day from the operation of pro tective tariff, 175,000 mill operators in Messachusettshad their wages chopped off $27,000 a day last week. That's the fine working features of protective tariff. The courts have upheld the constitu tion of the law prohibiting the confine ment of cattle in cars longer than twenty-eight hours without unloading them for food and rest. This is not so much a victory for the steer as for hu manity. Congressman Pollard will soon be at home to tell the people why he should be re-elected, and tell them probably how he came to accept the second salary-grab. He will find the farmers about as well posted as he is on the salary-grab business as well as the ship subsidy steal. Some of the Nebraska congressmen think, perhaps, they have done wonders in getting Washington pets to come out here to learn the farmers how to culti vate their lands, make roads, etc. If they knew half as much as they would like the farmers to believe, they would go to farming themselves instead of lay ing around the national capital waiting soft jobs at the expense of the taxpay ers. Those eastern democrats, together with some of the leading republicans of the count ry are dying very hard over their proposition to defeat Mr. Bryan at Denver with Governor Johnson as their tool to do it with. We deeply sympathize with Governor Johnson, be cause we believe he is a good man, and deserves a better fate than "Poor Dog Tray," who was caught .in similar com pany. A book is being issued by Richard L. Metcalf, associate editor of the Corn miner, entitled "The Real Bryan." It will deal with Mr. Bryan's public life from the time he was elected to "con gress, at the time he woke up that body with his tariff speech. Mr. Metcalf has written several interesting books, but this one promises to be the greatest of all of Met's literary works, and one that will meet with ready sale as soon as placed upon market. Already some of the democratic pa pers in the central and western portions of the state have begun a fight on Berge and accuse him and his populist friends with defeating Shallenberger two years ago. This is wrong, and should not be discussed, but it will be to the bitter end. On the other hand, Berge 's friends say that Shallenberger's friends de feated him in convention two years ago by trickery. And thus the tight is be ing waged pro and con. The way out of this delemma is for the present mayor of Lincoln, Frank W. Brown, to be nominated by the party. The demo cratic party is in no condition to saddle upon its shoulders the troubles of the two gentlemen, and particularly this year, when the show is so good to elect a governor. The leaders of the party should insist on Shallenberger and Berge getting "but of the race for the sake of harmony in the democratic ranks. 300 PAIRS! " i BUT A REAL SALE ON LACE CURTAINS! C 0 Beginning Tuesday, May 5th and ending Saturday, May 9th. During this week we have a Special Sale on Our Entire Stock of Lace Curtains, and now while you are housecleaning we offer. tHs opportunity while these goods are in season. We cut the price not for'our benefit, but for yours. So if you want a bargain come to our store during this week. There are too many to describe you must see them. We have anything you want from a Cheap Notingham to Fine Cable Net. Bring this list it will prove to you that we live up to our advertisement. 0 CURTAIN FORMER SALES CURTAIN FORMER SALES CURTAIN FORMER SALES NO. PRICE. PRICE. NO. PRICE. PRICE. NO. PRICE. PRICE. 7131 $4 00 $3 25 8587 $2 00 $1 50 7799 S3 25 S2 48 7164 1 50 1 15 7138 95 65 9698 3 50 2 75 775 2 00 1 50 6654 2 50 1 95 8365 3 50 2 75 638 2 25 1 79 555 1 50 1 10 1721 6 75 5 89 381 3 00 2 69 550 6 00 4 75 4356 6 50 5 75 8038 3 00 2 69 296 2 00 1 60 4170 7 50 6 65 4708 6 50 5 50 500 2 75 1 89 I 9128 2 50 1 98 2526 3 50 2 89 I 2743 4 00 3 48 1 5694 5 50 4 75 4232 5 00 4 50 I 4182 9 00 7 50 I 506 4 50 3 89 7157 3 50 3 00 I 8838 1 75 2 15 9085 1 00 75 a n wan ted. 1 w w m mm m. w inv v fll ft w f I Ti W n I DAILY FtKMIINAL INEWbj Short Items of Interest, From Fri day Evening's Daily Journal Will S. Soper, the photographer, was a business visitor in Omaha today. A. Ibsan, the Burlington roadmaster, was a brief business visitor in Platts- j mouth this morning. Misses Marie Langhorst and Pearl Mumm were visitors with friends in Omaha this morning. Frank Krowlick, of Omaha, was a visitor in the city this morning and will remain until over Sunday. Miss Anna Goos was a visitor in Om aha with friends this afternoon. W. G. Schutz and wife were visitors in Omaha with friends this morning. Miss Dora Glenn was a visitor with friends in the metropolis this morning. Mrs.AnnaCarlson returned this after noon from an extended visit with friends in Chicago. T. W. Vallery, of Murray, was a vis itor in the city this morning, looking after some business. H. J. Baker and wife, of Louisville are visitors in the city, the guests of Ed. Fitzgerald and family. Carl Graves departed this morning for a visit of a few days at Lincoln with his mother and sisters. Mrs. C. H. Smith and daughter, Mrs. J. H. Teegarden, were visitors with friends in Omaha this morning. Jacob Gableman, came in last Thurs day evening to visit his friends and at tend the Decoration Day celebration. Harmon Cline came in this morning from Sioux City, and is visiting with his parents in the city for a few days. Mrs. George Fairfield, of Havelock, came in this morning and is visiting at the home of her brother H. C. Mc Maken. Frank Stanley, the real estate man, was a visitor in Murray, this morning, where he is looking after some land business. Miss Gertrude Stenner was a passen ger to Omaha this morning, where she will visit for the day with friends and relatives.. Mrs. E. C. Garlson, of Havelock, is v'siting with relatives and friends in the city, and will also visit with rel atives at Union before returning home. A marriage license was issued yester day in Lincoln to James Allen Good fellow, of Ashland, aged 22, and Clara Schuelke, of Greenwood, this county, aged 18. Many a farmer with his corn in the crib is guessing that he will sell it for a dollar a bushel before a new crop is harvested. It is already worth about as much as wheat. Mrs. John Woodruff of Newton, la., departed for her home on the Burling ton today, having visited for some time at Rock Bluffs with her brother, Sam G. Smith and family. Merrill Milligan, of Council Bluffs, la., representing E. A. Dayton & Co., wholesale jewelers, of Chicago, was in the city this morning, having some business matters with John W. Crabill, the jeweler. it a mxm mm n it if" Mrs. Perry Utterback was a visitor with friends in the metropolis toc'a. J. W. Thomeson, of near Mynard, was a business visitor in the city tnis afternoon. Mrs. Fred Bickhart and children re turned this morning from a visit of some time with friends in the western part of the states. D. J. Pitman, of Murray, the jolly grain dealer of the stirring little city, was a business visitor in the county seat this morning. ' N. B. Dodson, the land man, de parted this morning for Stromsburg, this state, where he is looking after some business matters. Charles Boedeker, of west of Murray, was a visitor in the city this morning, having some business to look after at the county seat. Mrs. Andrew Shoeman, of Louisville was a visitor in the city this morning, looking after some business at the county treasurer's office. Jacob Meisinger of near Cedar Creek was a visitor in the county seat this morning, transacting some business matters with our merchants. L. M. Palmer, postmaster at Ne hawk a, was a visitor in the city today, looking after some business matters and returned home late this evening. Harry Johnson and assistants are putting on the finishing touches on the roof of the Guthman block the roof of which was remoddled a few weeks since. Mrs. M. P. Spray departed for Om2 ha this morning, where she will visit for some time with friends. Lute Reynard and wife were visiting in the city this morning, and transact ing business with our merchants. Frank Johnson and wife were looking after some business matters in Omaha this mornirg and visiting with friend3 Mrs. C. E. Martin and Mrs. John Schiappacasse and daughter, Tecile, were visitors with friends in Omaha this morning. Mrs. Louis Dose and friends, Mrs. Teresa Brubaker and son, Christov, were visitors 'with friends in Omaha this morning. E. E. Weeks of Glenwood was a vis itor in the city this morning, looking after business matters for the Glen wood granite works. Miss Mable Trussler arrived this morning from a visit with relatives at Quincy, 111., and in returning it took eighteen hours to make the trip on ac count of the washing out of a number of bridges on the route. John Sutton, city engineer at Ken osha, was a visitor in Plattsmouth thi3 morning, looking after some business matters and said the present city ad ministration of their town had passed a resolution making the tenure of the of fices of mayor and chief of police, which is now- held by L. B. Brown and J ames Fitch, for life. 0 0 11 ,l jfT-jJ J. P. Falter visited in Omaha this af ternoon. - George Mapes was a brief visitor in Omaha this afternoon. M. C.McQuin and three children were visitors in the county seat today. A. W. Taylor, from near Rock Bluffs, was a visitor in the city this afternoon. Mrs. R. E. Parker and Mis3 Hattie Parker were visitors in Omaha thi3 af ternoon. The Misses Emma and Elizabeth Falter were visitors with friends in Omaha this morning. Attorney A. L. Tidd departed last evening for Cedar Creek, where he is looking after some business. T. II. Pollock of the Plattsmouth Telephone company was a business visitor in Louisville over night. Will Marks, of Union, was a visitor in the city today coming to see his sister, Mrs. J. W. Lowthers. J. II. Meisinger, of near Cedar Creek, was a business visitor in the county seat today, having business at the court house. Miss Maude Mason departed last evening for Seward, this state, where she will visit for a few days with friends. J. L. Smith, J. G. Wunderlich and R. C. Pollard of Nehawka, were in the city last evening, attending the Ma sonic lodge and returned home this morning. H. A. Schneider departed last even ing on the Schuyler train for Alliance, where he is meeting with the Elks lodge at that place this evening. District Judge II. D. Travis is mak ing some improvements at his residence among which is the placing a new roof on his house, and other-wise beautifying his home. Mrs C. L. Maitland was a visitor in Louisville last evening, returning home on the train this morning. She was up to see Mr. Maitland, who is working at the carpenter trade at that place. Chas. Brinkman departed last even ing for an extended trip to the west and northwest, where he will remain for sometime. While away he will visit at Alliance, Edgemont, Deadwood and Billings. Dr. E. W. Cook, wife and son, Har ris, returned this afternoon from Mal vern, where they were in attendance at the commencement exercises of the Malvern High school, and visiting with the Doctor's brother, Judge A. E. Cook. Oscar Sampson and sister, Mrs. Sarah Franks, departed by the way of the Missouri Pacific this morning, for Plainview, this state, where they will visit for a few days with their brother, David Sampson and family. Yesterday while trying to reduce a fracture on the leg of one of his pet squirrels, the animal bit Louis Egen berger, jr., through the ball of the left hand, making it a very sore wound. Louis is nursing his band now as much as he was the squirrel before. A special on the Burlington, contain ing the officials on their inspection tour, passed through this place last evening, destined for Sioux City, where they will inspect the road, then return ing will view the west end before re turning to the east. This place will be visited and inspected on their return. There were with the train yesterday: First Vice President Daniel Willard, Superintendent H. E. Bryam, General Manager Geo. W. Holdrege and Engineer Weeks.