The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 01, 1908, Image 2

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    The Plattsmouth Journal
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
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
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
South Carouna dry! Suffering ma
jors, but its a long time between drinks
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
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
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
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! "
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.
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
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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
Miss Gertrude Stenner was a passen
ger to Omaha this morning, where she
will visit for the day with friends and
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
Miss Maude Mason departed last
evening for Seward, this state, where
she will visit for a few days with
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
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.
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