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'Ikau.-.t rt i ct.t ! y threw a Iu.i Ji iii
rt publican ranks in Ohio by a bitter
: 1 1 1 :-lv upon Forakc-r. Fonikcr must cn
joy seeing Taf t's assistant assailing li :m
thus while the candidate hims lf tells
him all's well.
Tn:: campaign in the east has reached
a fever heat. The demonstrations for
Hryan have spreail terror in the republi
can ranks and all along the line, the I
militant democracy is battling for the J
rights of the people with unabated
vior. Andvictorv is in the air.
Tmk democratic party has at last got
ten together. Yesterday at Rochester
the spectacle was presented to the nat
ion of Judge Alton 15. Parker, the
candidate of the party four years ago
for president, and William J. Dryan
the candidate this year standing side
by side aud batMing for the rights "of
the people. This means victory and
the redemption of the country.
Democratic candidate Maguire for
congress in this district has been busy
making preparations for his attack on
Congressman Pollard and will soon open
up. And Maguire means business, too.
He will shell the Nehawka man out of
the bushes and make him say whether
he is for Cannon or not. If he is for
Cannon then the people don't want him.
Never before were the conditions so
promising in this country as at present, j
flood crops and fine conditions mean j
that there must be work for all. The j
republican attempt to scare the people j
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a:id create a panic must fail. There-
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is no reason on earth for a name and .
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So far seven o'clock hit eement has
pr-ron effective although it is but
why it ca:i::ot. ;.e effective. The day is
le-r.e; en 'iii for all legitimate purposes
and when the hour comes, the p. rtios
both merchant and cle:k are tirtu en
ough to le benefited by stopping, ir.
the case of banks the hours are niu-.!.
shorter yet no on complains.
The republicans this week have be
yan proclaiming that they will endorse
the bank deposit guaranty in their state
platform. How can these people read
their national candidate's speech upon
this subject and take this action. Is it
becaues they know Taft is wrong or be-
cause they intend to carry out their (
platform promises. And if Taft is j
wrong in this case as they say he is,
why is he not wrong in others.
Yesterday Col. Bryan invaded Del
aware and poured hot shot into the
steel corporation. From the monster
crowds which greeted him in that state
and the warmth of the welcome ex
tended it would seem the people of that
commonweath have come to realize
that he is the man of the hour. Dela
ware is likely to return to the fold after
years of wandering and cast its electora
vote for the great Commoner
After a vain attempt to stir up trou
ble in the democratic and independent
ranks over the gubernatorial nominati
on, the republicans have abandoned the
attempt. They found that "Jim"Dahl
man was too good a mah and a demo
crat to be misled by them and they
found that George Berge was to good
a man and independent to be bamboo
zled by their false statements. The de
mocracy and independents today are
lined up solid behind Ashton C. Shall
enberger and he is the corr.ir.g gover
nor of Nebraska.
Yesterday at Rochester, N. Y.
William J Bryan scored another great
trium' jjj3 reception ar.d thc-Jova-tion
ded him was something tre
mens ; nd served to &hov that he is
the d ! the democracy and the choice
of U ole. From every indication
at h - is sure of the electoral vote
of N rk as well as that of the
jrres e of the middle west" The
boot 'S every day and there is no
stoj p ' he tidal wave which is sweep
ing white house, the greatest of
Arm statesmen William J. Bryan.
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they will, p'-rhaj s
T:h: greatest handicap the republi
cans are sulic-ring this year is the fact
mal U is always uu.aua -
things to a man who is hungry.
A l.i. the "known abuses" which Mr.
Taft says have "grown uji," came
under republican administration. They
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can be corrected onlv bv a change and
ar, the eiection of Bryan.
Fkom all reports the county ticket in
this county seems to be almost certain
of election throughout. Tnis is because
the candidates who have been named
are all sterling, upright and worthy
men and deserve the suffrages of the
citizens. A vote for them is a vote for
worthy men, and will be regretted by
Reports from all sections of the
county are to the effect that the dem
ocratic county ticket is gaining strength
daily. This is as it should be. The ticket
is a strong, clean one and there is no
reason why it should not be elected.
The legislative nominees represent the
people and a vote for them is a vote
for the right princpials of legislation.
The county attorney candidate is an ex
ceptionally strong one with every qual
ification in his favor and the candidate
for commissioner is one of the best men
in the county. No matter what your
politics are, these men are the right
ones to vote for as they represent the
things you know are right,
All. the republican leaders profess
to feel imrr.ensly pleased at the result
in Maine. This is quite likely true as J
i they probably looked for the state to
go democratic. In no other way can
thev find consolation in the figures. I
For the first time in tvventv-five vears !
j the majority has sank below eight t.hou
; sand. It has been said that the only
; question under discussion was the re
; submission of the prohibition question
but this doesn't account for the wonder
ful slump in the republican vote for
congressman, one of their candidates
, barely saving his seat by a scant ma-
jority. There may be consolation in j
this for the republicans but as a cer
tain ancient statesman said "Another
such victory and we are undone."
"Ceod Times Ever Since."
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"I am gonig to vote for Bryan, sai"s j
Someone asked him to give a i
"I voter! for him twice," says
the man, and we have had good times
ever since." Republican Exchange.
Yes; the farmers recall the good
times they enjoyed last year when hogs,
cattle and horses slumped in price until
they could neither sell nor give them
away. The times were so good that
Secretary Shaw of Roosevelt's cabinet,
declared in a public address, that the
panic of 1907 was the most wide spread
and far-reaching in the history of the
country. It was so disastrous that the
administration was forced to resort to
"wildcat" currency to tide oyer the
financial depression. Indeed so hard
pressed was the administration that
even railroad bonds were made the basis
for the insurance of money something
never before done in the history of the
country. Yes; we have had "good
times ever since" for the money-loaners
and stock gamblers.
OIney Favors Bryan.
Below will be found extracts from a
letter from Richard OIney, ex-Secrctary
of State under Cleveland. This letter
was written to the New York World
in answer to a query from them as to
which candidate deserved election. As
OIney was Cleveland'3 most favored
cabinet officer, the letter may be re
garded as the view of the gold demo
cracy. He is also one of the soundest
statesmen in the country and the author
of the famous Venezuela ultimatum to
England, the masterpiece of American
diplomacy of recent years. He writes
as follows: "You ask for my views up
on the desirability of supporting the
Democratic national candidate in the
coming Presidential election.
"The question is, ought the Republi
can party to be defeated in the pending
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fto.i: Ovstcr !'av lauding to the
i he personal trait s of M r. Taft.
"IJ'jt the truth is that each is simply
i the representative of his party. Each,
if elected, will he the creature of his
i party; each, if elected, will and must
; o,jty thu bohest3 of his ,,arty jn sh()rt
j ourg i;. R KOvernment by ,,arty and at
the coming national election it is a
party and not merely individuals that
the American people are about to keep
r place in the seats of power,
"The truth is that when good business
is due in this country, as abundant ex-
! perience shows, it is generally apt to
arrive, whatever be the political situa
tion. "After a long period of hysteria,
what the country is most pining for is
rest what it3 business prosperity most
needs is stable business conditions. If
the Taft Presidency means a perpet
uation of the unsettling, exciting and
perturbed conditions and controversies
which have characterized the Roosevelt
adminstration, if Taft is to be a second
Roosevelt as he and his friends repre
sent and promise, the advance of the
look ed- for prosperi ty boom will be delay
ed as much as politics is able to delay
"The foregoing, among other consider
ations, seems to me to show quite de
cidedly that there is nothing in the Taft
candidacy to justify or excuse Democrats
in acting with the Republican party in
the coming national election. On the
other hand, there are sufficient grounds
why not only Democrats, but even Re
publicans who do not make a feitch of
party allegiance may reach the conclu
sion that the Republican party itself,
as well as the country at large, will
be benefited bv the defeat of the
party next November. "
Lesson In Trains Election.
The returns from the September
election in Maine is awaited every four
years with a great deal or anxiety Dy
the leaders of both parties. They hold
that these furnish a fairly accurate
barometer as to how the country will
go in November.
If Maine goes republican by 20,000 or
more, it is taken to mean that republi
can sentiment is in the ascendancy
throughout the country. If the major
ity falls under that figure, the elephant
knows that he has a fight on his hands.
Last Moi.day the returns from all
the cities and 400 towns and planta
tions gave the republicans a majority
of 6,634, the smallest in more than a
quarter of a century. Here are the
; figures on the vote for governor last
Monday and four years ago:
Republican (190S) 63,300
Republican majority 6,684
Republican (1904) 70,882
Democratic (1904) 46,712
Republican majority 24,170
Republican majority (1904) 24,170
Republican majority (1708) 6,684
Decrease of majority 17,486
Republican vote (1904) 70,882
Republican vote (1908) 68.300
Republican loss 2,582
Democratic vote (1904) 46,712
Democratic vote (1908) 61,616
Democratic gain 14,904
Turn them, twist them as you please,
there is no comfort for republicans in
the figures. The party of Roosevelt
carried the state by 17,486 less votes
than it did four years ago and suffered
an actual loss of 2,582 votes. The
democrats not only cut down the major
ity of their opponents 17,486 votes, but
polled 14,904 more votes than they did
This can mean but one thing. Hun
dreds of Maine republicans voted the
democratic ticket. Even in rockribbed
New England there is the same revolt
against "my policies," "my platform"
and "my candidate" as in other parts
of the country. The insurrection is
general, and if the Maine result means
anything at all it means the election of
William J. Bryan in November.
Capt. Bogardus, the world's cham
pion shot, will be here tomorrow, both
day and night. Don't forget to come
out and see him shoot and hear him talk.
"Shall, the people rjle?" Yes, if
they elect Bryan and a Democratic con
gress. If Taft is elected the trusts will
rule. Chicago Journal.
Charles Grimes visited over Sunday
with his mother and Bister near Union.
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Lawson Sheldon Monument Erected by Us in the Nehawka Cemetery.
We manufacture our work from all kinds of standard granite, which we pur
chase direct from the quarries, in the rough, in carload lots, using power ma
chinery and automatic tools. See one of our salesman, or call at our plant
before placing an order for memorial work. You will receive prompt and cour
teous treatment whether you place a large or small order with us or not.
WHY NOT 73A0E AT HOME? GLENWOOD GRANITE WORKS, GLNNWOOD, IA.
Where Are the Trusts?
"It is fair to judge a party, as a
man, by the company it keeps. Where
are the law-defying trusts and cor
porations in this fight? Has anybody
No, this statement was not made by
Mr. Bryan nor by any member of the
national Democratic committee. It
was made by Samuel H. Untermeyer
of New York, one of the foremost cor
poration lawyers of the country. Mr.
Untermeyer represented the policy
holders in their recent fight against
the old line insurance companies. In I
his professional capacity he rubs elbows
with the big guns of the interests, and
is certainly well qnalified to know what
they are doing and planning in a politi
cal way. i
Mr. Taft and his boom are in bad :
company, and there is no evidence that
mey w1Sn -o oe m any otner. vviuiam
Nelson Cromwell is collecting funds ;
from the tariff-fed trust
to aid in the!
election of Taft. Mr. Cromwell's life
work i5 the mnniniilatinn of o - nvprn -
work the manipulation of govern
ment officials m the interests of Pred-
atory wealth. When he collects the
money he turns it over to George R.
Sheldon, director in twenty trusts that
thnV nr. cnppil nriviWps fmm the
Where is the steel trust, the concern
that sells steel rails cheaper in Italy
than .n Indiana and charges the govern-
ment ten prices for armor plate? It is
contributing to Mr. Taft's campaign
fnnd and working for his election.
Where is the beef trust, that fixes
the price that the farmer receives for
his cattle and that the housewife pays
for the meat that goes on her table?
It is for Taft and a continuation of the
same kind of a "square deal" that has
given it a monopoly of one of the
world's greatest products.
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Where is the wood pulp and paper
trust? Booming the Republican ticket
and trying to reject Joe Cannon, who,
during the last session of congress pre-
vented the people from getting even a
little temporary relief from the exact-
v i j
ions of this trust.
Where is the harvester trust, that
sells farm machinery cheaper in Por-
tugal and Argentina than it does to the j
farmers of Nebraska, Missouri and i
Kansas? Shouting for Taft and "Sun
ny Jim" Sherman, well knowing that
with the Republican party in control
the farmers of the country will continue
to pay two prices for all their machinery
Where are all the other trusts, big
and little, that have grown fat from
unjust legislation and special privileges?
One answer snffices for all. They are
where they have been for years, on
the side of the party that has taken
millions from the pockets of the many
to put it into the coffers of a few.
Mr. Untemeyer i3 right. A political
MANri-'ACTTRKR To Tlil'.
mmmm hpiwii mi i m i n nintn imrm m n
"A PKRMANKNT MKMOKLW, IS A J Y
party, like a man, is known by the ,
company it keeps, and the associates j
of the Republican party are vicious and
Nathan- Strauss, New York's great-
est philanthropist, loved bv every poor
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familv and esteemed by all tne people
of America's metropolis, has returned
from a European trip. "I came home
early, " he said, "so that I might de
vote the next two months doing all in
i my power to secure the election of Mr-
Bryan." Rich men of this large ar.d
benevolent type gravitate naturally to
the Bryan ranks. Rich men of the Hill,
H,rrlm.n Kt-nHarH Oil n,l stPi T.,st
kind, gravitate to the Joe Cannonized
plutocratic Taft banner. To which
side should the plain Nebraska farmer
; The Journai notes a list of the can-
didates for the state senate, published
in both the Lincoln Journal and News,
.u v,. a ., -o;.-,c-f m,r,r r.r.t;r,
I 1 1 v i v i wi aim agaiuov cvuulj " j ' i-i" 'i i .
, a?ainst county option, appears the name
: of Or,ando Tef t the republicsn candi.
date for Casg county If this be truej
we cannot see how such county option
j advocates as the riattsmouth News and
vv eepmg vv ater i.epuoncan can suj)j)ort
I Wr Teft
Republicans are trying to make the
j ignorant believe that Ice-Trust Sher-
, man candidate for Vice President, was
the author of the Sherman Anti-Trust
law. It was drafted by the late Hon.
John Sherman. Mr. Sherman who is
running for Vice President has alwavs
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been a pro-trust man and was norm-
nated at their behest.
P- C- A- Bogardus, the noted
trick shot will be in the city next Tues-
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j day September 22, 1908, and will give
two exhibitions of his fancy shooting,
one at 2:30 p. m., and the other at 8 p.
m. He will also deliver a lecture upon
, political topics that will be well worth
. hearing. It will pay you to turn out
and see capt Bogardus in his fancy
j shooting and also listen to his powerful j
and convincing arguments. The speech j
! will be, in fact, one of the main things, '
J and everyone will find much in it to ap- i
peal to them. Capt. Bogardus is one j
of the world's greatest shots and is ;
known the length and breadth of the :
country. Do not fail to see him in his .
masterful exhibition. The admission is :
free as the speeches will be delivered ;
in the open air, where he can make his ',
shooting exhibition in the open. See ;
Bogardus shoot and hear hwr. speak.
Dr. Hess' Stock Food:
scientific compound for horses and cattle, j
Hess' Slock Food
guaranteed to give results.
F. G. Fip.cke & Co., Druggists.
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Finish the Work.
Th worlfmn nmnlnvoil fin t Y cnu'ii
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i to the masonic home have completed
; the job and the sewer is now practi-
j cally in readiness for operation. It
, wiU hfe a k'tf improvement and one
' hadIy net,k'd- In addition to having this
work done, work on the new addition
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has been completed and the men are
hack in Omaha where they came from
originally. The new boiler room is one
of the finest in this section and a vast
improvement over the heating facilities
at the home as they have existed be
fore. The matter of accepting the work
will doubtless be closed in a very .short
: time and the plant thrown opeivfor use.
i 11 1S seldom a job of this magnitude is
furni.-hed in the time these gentlemen
have done the work and c onsidering the
care given it, the work is extraordi
Reply In Argo Case Piled.
In district court Friday a reply was
filed in the noted Argo McQuinn dam
age suit. This reply is very brief and
! mPP(,v r;tM th fu,t M,.n;,-
: was engaged in trespassing on the
' nremises occunied bv Arp-o when the
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i plaintiff was defending herself when
; MSauIted Xq other e maUer .g
j presented by the rep,y ,n thege caseg
j a repiy is the answer of the plaintiff to
j anY new matter of defense submitted
i by the defendant in his answer to the
' petition. The case should be for hear-
ing at the coming September term.
Building Fine New Cottage.
Work is well under way upon a fine
new cottage being erected by Mrs. Ida
Campbell upon her nronertv on Wash-
j jnfrton Avenue. The property is what
i is known as the Seidenstricker property.
i The dwelling is a modern one in every
aspect and will be quite an addition to
the many neat residences now dotting
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I that section of the city. It will cost in
j to tne neighborhood of Eighteen hund-
red dollars. The work is being done by
T. J. Isner who is a capable and able
Fred Hesse, the Union butcher,
came up last evening to spend a few
hours with his family.
Every first and third Tues
day of each month, low-priced
homeseeker's excursions are
run over the lines of the : : :
into the rich and resourceful
farming regions of the South
west. It is a splendid chance
for the Northern and Eas
tern farmer, &fter his wheat
is gathered, to combine a
pleasure and propecting trip.
Write for rates and literature to
HUGH NORTON, Aent.
M. P. Ry., Plattsmouth, Neb.
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