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NUM WA I I
VOLUME XX VI II
SEQUEL T THAT
"FULL DltataER PAIL"
Tari Reply to Cnc of
The republican Trusts' agents sent a
letter to Austin Rotary Engine com
pany of Brooklyn. New York, asking it
t' post notices in its works stating that
if "Taft is elected president this plant
will start on full time and keep going. "
In reply to this specie of coercion the
president of the Austin Rotary Engine
company made the following reply:
AUSTIN ROTARY ENGINE CO.,
2d Ave. and Mh St., Brooklyn,
"Brooklyn. N. Y., July H".
New York Leather Belting Co., N.
51 Beekman Street, Ncv York.
(Gentlemen: We have yours of .July
22, offering us copies of eaids posted in
your factories, which you s::y -e.'.d as
" 'Relieving that the election of
Taft and Sherman menus a safe
and progressive business adminis
tration, the day following t'icir
election we shall start U'is plant on
'FULLTIME and K EEPGi ING" '
us to sav we d r.oj
factories? Why is iu.
Keep doing' pla:; not :
Whv has there bee v. a:
'Full Time and
o-.v in ! -ration '
by you and the oilier members el the
National .-Wo.iati :: of Mar,:: factnrers.
the America!i I lanhvare Ma;-:; fact urer-
Association, and tiie numerous other
similar associations to which yo-i .-ay
you belong? Iid you not assure r.s that
McKinley world insure a 'full dinner
pail for all who desired to work? Was
not this assurance renewed when your
several bodies indorsed Roosevelt and
Fairbanks? Then what has emptied
the dinner pail of millions of men w ho
are willing to work? What greater re
liance can be placed. o:i this assurance
than on the others? If you were flse
prophets before, how d. we know you
will not be again?
"Rut why the closed factories? why
the idle mil's? why the unused freight
cars? why the maintenance of high
prices in the face of fallmg demure?
Where is the 'abounding.' 'marvelous,
vonderful.' 'unparalleled.' "wide
spread prosperity? Haven't we got a
Republican administration? Haven't
we got a Republican Senate ami House
of Representatives? Haven't we had
them uninterruptedly for twelve years?
Haven't the Republicans made the laws.
State as well as National, and haven't
they been charged with their enforce
ment? Then what is the matter? If
the laws are defective, why haven't
they been altered? If defective now,
were they not equally defective eight
and four years ago, when you assured
us, "all is well, and 'leave well enough
"Why the depression, we ask?
Haven't we had seven years of Roose
velt, who, according to Republican ora
tors and assistant Republican, as wel
as Republican newspapers, is the great
est, wisest and best President the
country ever had? Haven't we had
twelve years of 'standpatism,' with
Hanna, Aldrich and Cannon sitting on
the brakes to prevent the enactment of
legislation net desired by the gentlemen
who are so conspicuous in their support
f Taft and Sherman Morgan, Rocke
feller, Carnegie. Harriman, Schiff? Do
these men ever make a mistake when
they select candidates? Which is most
likely to be misled, these men who say
that Taft is all right, that he is a con
servative, or the Western farmer who
is told that Taft is a radical?
"Where is the 'abounding' prosperity?
Wealth has certainly increased enor
mously, or at least, prices have been
boosted to a point that ought to have
satisfied the most avaricious. The
fortunes of the few have become gi
ganticbounded out of sight. Morgan,
we are told, has three hundred or so
millions, Carnegie as much; while
Rockefeller is credited with a billion; a
few thousand others having from one
to a hundred millions each. These
seer: to have had their 'full time and
keep going' c;-rds in operation, while
they are generally credited with having
in Oetober-Novemper last gathered in
nearly everything in a large way in the
shape of banks, trust companies, indus
trial and railroad combinations, which
hai so far escaped them. In fact, the
bulk cf the people have been set a
lively pace to pay the increasing prices
the Letters Sent Out by
for the necessaries of life these and a
' few others control.
i "i'.ut what has happened to the
! masses, w hen you and others hoosterot
j McKinley ami Roosevelt assured were
to share in the prosperity? With a
I total estimated wealth of someone hi.n
t dred and ten billions the per capita
j tables work out all right, there should
j be enough to go round, for that's equal
I to about $7,0fMi per family. Rut who
j has it ? flow many of the millions of
i toilers have a tenth of that sum free
; and clear? How comes it that the bulk
1 of the people are shy their proportion
; of this enormous wealth ? Have they
been lazy, thriftless or improvident,
during these twelve years ? If lazy,
: then who created the wealth ? Has the
' average farmer, mechanic, salesman,
: cleric, laborer or teacher, squandered
their portion in riotous living? Did
they spend it for automobiles, steam
yachts, or even for diamonds ? If not,
what has became of it ? Vv'hy haven't
the'- it. how did ll
h.is been the unseen .subtle, but appar-
e it'.: all-pow. l iV; ;'! e t'.at has taken
it from them? Why ha re matter- be
come s appallivg in America tiv-it the
s ailed eli'ete countries of Europe
l ave felt impelled t- take oili-ial C"g-
.i;:am e of the deplorable conditions in
which so many of our toilers are com
pelled to live. The 1 talian Government
(as a result of the shocking reports
tint reached it) having sent a commis
sion to investigate. .Most revolting con
ditions were shown to exist. Whole
families were found crowded into one
and two apartments, while not only the
' woman, but little children not much
more than babies where found working
in filthy, unhygienic quarters, helping
to eke out a scanty living for the family.
Overcrowdintr was shown to be the rule
not the exception. In ore case seven
adults and seven children were 'living'
in a dark, i:v M'.e room and. a large bare
' The daily press also tells us that
since Oetober, thousands of entire fami
lies have been out of work, as a result,
they have used up all their savings, not
their proportion -T, '. as above- but
a paltry .?", all they had been able to
save during the year of boasted pros
perity. The president of the Associa
tion for Improving the Condition of the
; Poor, R. F. Cutting, says : I cannot
; remember such a condition existing be
Ifore. Not even in 1S93 and 1S94 did
j the depression exist so long ! While,
j according to Senator Foraker, on July
j 1, 22,000 skilled workers are out of em
I ploymnnt here in Cincinnati.' Presuma
! bly the number of the unskilled was
i greater yet. These illustrations of
j "unparalled prosperity have been du
I plicated all over the country, no section
! has escaped the blight. There has been
i a trprrendous exodus of those who could
not find employment, a half million
more having emigrated to Europe than
have immigrated here.
"Whv the depression, why the blight?
jThis 'marvelous' prosperity seems to
have been wonderfully efficacious in
keepinc the toilers poor. This unpre-
I cedented prosperity seems to have been
! monopolized by a few. They have gone
i on piling up millions, but the leaders of
' the workers it seems have accumu
! lated nothing, so that they now face
' starvation as their reward for the part
; they took in producing "whidespread'
; prosperity. The bottom has dropped
' out of their 'full dinner pail.'
: "Again we ask why? You say, re
' gardless of politics, once the manufac
i turers of this country join universally
' in the movement, depression will cease.
' Who are they to sell to? How can the
masses buy when their savings are
gone? With wages reduced, how are
j they to pay monopoly prices and yet
, live? How are you going to bring
: prosperity to the toiler without destroy-
ing monopoly and special privileges?
; Using the force-pump won't alter con
1 ditior.s; the people want something
1 more than wind. Why not prick the
' monopoly bubble, let out some of the
' wind and water, bring the necessaries
! of life within purchasing power of the
i people? The crop of millionaires may
not grow, but an equitable distribution
I of the wealth produced according to
' the part that each has contributed to
J its production will bring happiness to
I millions and insure a natural there-
fore lasting instead of the 'force
pump' prosperity you propose.
"Let us clip the talons of monopoly,
uproot special privilege, and economic
conditions will improve so mightily
that all will be able to enjoy the com
forts of life and none will have to toil
such long hours that life becomes a
"Finally, firmly believing in the
fundamental democracy of American
institutions, we have no more right to
dictate how our employees should vote,
than they have to coerce us.
"Atstin Rota icy Kngink Co..
"Ry RoitKKT Rakkk, President."
WE FOOT BALL
Game of Season With Omaha
h School Tomorrow.
Several weeks ago the young men of
the city met at Matthew Herold's store
and perfected the formation of a foot
ball eleven. The members of the team
are Clarence Streight, Don Leonard,
John Mauer, Clarence Real, Will Fitz
gerald, Fred Jess, Fred Dawson, Hugh
Cecil, Henry Hesse. Russcl York, Emil
Droege. Fred Mann, Rex Wilson and
I'urroughs. Clarence Real was chosen
captain of trie team and Prof. J. W.
Gamble was secured to manage it. The
beys have been practicing steadily for
the i : st two weeks and are now in
first-class shape. Of course, it is not
t' be expected that they can put up so
good a game at the present time as
thov will later
the season but they j
are showing up wei
for the time tht
a:ue they have booked
ice tomorrow, Saturday, the
)ma:ta. where they play the
ligh School. As this is a staong
boys will huve to go some to
win but they h:ve great hopes and in
tend to make a strong effort to land
will go up tomorrow
7 on the Rurlington.
le game is as iollows:
.... Clarence Streight
alternoon on .,(,
The line-up for t
Left Half Half Don Leonard
Right Half John Mauer
Quarter Rack .. Clarence Deal Capt.
Left End.. Will Fitzgerald or Fred Jess
Left Tackle Fred Dawson
Right Guard. .. Hugh Ccc 1 cr II. Hesse
Left Guard Russel York
Right End. Emil Droege or Fred Mann
Right Tackle Rex Wilson
The first game to be played in this
city will likely be played on October
17, although this is not certain.
Ce-sacrals cf Hehawka in Line.
The Democrats of Nehawka and
vicinity held an enthusiastic meeting
on Wednesday night, and organized a
Bryan and Kern club with quite a large
membership. The following officers
President M. G. Kime.
Secretary T. J. O'Day.
Treasurer J. G. Wunderlick.
Nehawka is the home of both Gov
ernor Sheldon and Congressman Pollard
and one of the banner republican pre
cincts of Cass county. The Journal
feels highly elated that the democrats
have the courage and manhood to come
to the front in such a manner. Hurrah
for the Democrats of Nehawka.
Bad on the Governor.
Gov. Sheldon is mad, and he is mad
clear through. The republican state
convention turnec down the bank
guarantee plank, and Sheldon called up
on the committee and informed them
that they could look around and fiud his
successor as he did not want to make a
race upon such a platform as they had
built for him. He said that the plat
form did not represnt his views; that
he favors bank guarantee regardless
of the party platform. He says he de
serves defeat "unless the public is
advised" as to where he stands. It is
safe to say that Sheldon will make the
race, but it is a mighty bitter dose for
him to swallow. Nebraska City News.
Might Use Starch Works.
The republicans seem to be worried
about being able to get some place
where Taft can speak when he comes
here on the first. It has been suggest
ed that the starch works is now free
from machinery and floors and the
building is plenty large enough for the
fleshy man and he will feel more at
home speaking there than anywhere
else. The republican committee should
secure this place at once. Nebraska
Right you are, Mr. News. And
should he occupy the building he might
be called upon to state what caused the
Nebraska Starch Works to be gobbled
up by the larger concerns.
LEASED ON BOND
In the Sum of $5, COO for His Apper
ance October 22nd.
Last Firday Fred Ossenkop charged
with murder in the second degree on
account of the killing of Charles Ryrnes
at Eagle, came into court accompanied
by his counsel, Matthew-Gering, and
with County Attorney Rawls represent
ing the state, and entered into a re
cognizance in the sum of $5,(M'(), condi
tioned for his appearance at the pre
liminary examination to be held before
Justice Archer on Oct. 22nd. The bond
is a personal one signed by John Ossen
kop, Edward Dorens and John Group.
Immediately upon the filing and ac
ceptance of the bond by the Justice,
Ossenkop was released from the custody
of the sheriff, and accompanied by his
bondsmen and his counsel he went into
conference with the latter at Mr. Ger
ing's office. This afternoon he depart
ed for his home, going up with his
uncle and other bondsmen to Louisville.
Ossenkop's confinement does not seem
to have appreciably told on him as he
seems much the same as when arraign
ed. That he intends to make a vigor
ous and hard fight for his release upon
the trial of the case is evident, as his
counsel is leaving no stone unturned to
secure a verdict in his favor.
Hew Little VaJue MJcn:y Kas.
Many people work, struggle and deny
themselves the ordinary necessarie
m order to iioarci up money.
when they come to die their money is
valueless as a means of prolonged life.
Not long ago Andrew Carnegie declar
ed to a number of newspapers reporters
who were interviewing him that he
would willingly give two hundred mill
ions of dollars for a guarantee that he
could live ten years longer than his
natural expectancy of life. What bet
ter lesson is needed to prove that
money has no value when man comes to
die ? Carnegie has plenty of money and
could easy pay two hundred millions of
dollars for ten years more of life, but
i of what avail is it? It won't buy him
ten minutes of life beyond the decree
that has been placed against him
by the Great Judge. The only enjoy
ment that can possibly come from
money is the good that can be
done to humanity by its use. The miser is
miserable w ith his money. He sees no
enjoyment in the mad desire for money.
Carnegie has proven that monev is
valueless when the life is gone that was
made miserable by the mad desire for
Democrats Are Jubilanl.
The jubilant democrats with more
confidence than they have shown so far
during the campaign declare that yes
terday's conventions have given them
thousands of votes. They point to a
possible alienation of republican votes
because the republican convention was
donated by bankers. They point also
to the harmony that existed in the dem
ocratic ranks, a harmony that was so
intense it was painful, the first real
harmony that has existed since Dan
Stephens got into the fight in the Third
district. No one deserves more credit
for this harmonious condition of affairs
than Tom Allen it is said by democrats
who watched the workings of the con
ferences. Lincoln Journal.
WEDDING AT TIIE
Lincoln Couple Ccnes to Plaits
mouth to Get Married.
Friday afternoon Judge A. J. Beeson
issued a marriage license to Grover M.
Gammon, aged 18, of Lincoln, and Anna
Davison, aged 18, also of Lincoln, and
later united the couple in marriage at
his office in the courthouse. The young
man had an affidavit of consent written
on a typewriter and signed by the pur
ported signature of his father and
mother. He seemed to be considerably
agitated over the event, but the young
woman was quite self-possessed and
rather enjoyed the affair. They stayed
in the city last night and this morning
the young man departed for Lincoln on
No. 19 while the young woman followed
on No. 7. The groom was not disposed
to furnish any information about either
himself or wife but the young bride
was more communicative. She did not
give any reason however, for their com
ing down here to be married nor for
the groom's apparent uneasiness. The
affidavit for the license was executed
before F. M. Wimberley, a notary
public of Lancaster count y.
Friday was one of the most disagree
able of the year, there being a high
wind prevailing from the south, rais
irg clouds of dust which filled the air
and ; percolated through cracks until
there was no place exempt from it.
Pedestrians wandered along the streets
shoveling the sand and dust out of
their eyes, and those unfortunate
enough to have to drive about suffered
even worse. In the country the condi
tions are reported as being bad the
dust and dirt being something fierce.
Everyone hopes for rain and a change to
cooler weather. The ground is very dry
and pastures are badly burned out.
Farmers are complaining greatly over
conditions but the high winds and the
clouds lead to the belief that a c hange
is comiug in the weather. It is to be
hoped that it is as it is badly needed.
The weather caused business in the
citv to be practically suspended,
there being no one in from the
country except those who were com
pelled to come on business while the
townspeople stayed strictly at home
unless compelled to face the miserable
Ccn't Tc!l all of It
Tin-: Nebraska Republican reformers
of to-day are the cheekiest bunch thai
has occupied the state house in years.
They are on the stump in Nebraska to
day telling how very economical they
have been. Then they take a side
swipe at ihe democrats, and try to
cover up their tracks of extravagance,
by telling how they brought about 2
cents a mile railroad fare. Rut do they
tell you that every democrat in the last
legislature voted for the 2-cent law?
Oh, no, they don't. Do they tell you
that they are collecting now, just twice
the amount of taxes, as the last fusion
administration did and they are spend
ing every cent of it? Oh, no. Do they
tell you that they are collecting all the
money the law allows, and are spend
ing it, too? Nope. Well, its mighty
easy to tax and spend the public money.
Look at your tax receipts and don't he
fooled by this cheeky bunch.
Is Ciir Rcy?
Thursday's Omaha papers contain
the notice of the issuance of a mar
riage license at that point to Rov Mc
Kinney, aged 22, of Omaha, and Miss
Pearl Smith, aged IS, of Clinton, 111.
Rumor has it that the McKinney nam
ed in the license is Roy McKinney, for
merly clerk at the Riley in this city,
but diligent inquiry fails to establish
this as a certain fact. A postal card
received at the hotel from him states
that "they" will arrive here about
Christmas, but does not designate who
"they" are. The card is dated several
days previous to the issuance of the
license and it is not known whether the
"they" referred to is Mr. and Mrs.
McKinney or not.
Will Go to Denver
Rea Patterson was a passenger Friday
noon for Lincoln where he went to at
tend the closing session of the State
Bankers' Association, and Saturday
joining the special excursion of the
Chicago bankers enroute from Chicago
to the American Bankers' Association
meeting at Denver, Colorado. This
will be an important meeting, and Mr.
Patterson will hear much that is in
structive in the way of banking inform
ation. He will also likely find the com
pany congenial and doubtless will have
an enjoyable trip. The people of Den
ver have mapped out an elaborate
program, and will entertain the visitors
in their most approved style.
Eighty-seventh Mile Stcne.
Mrs. Mahala P. Graves celebrated
her eighty-seventh anniversary Thurs
day in the midst of nearly 150 friends, at
her home in Old Rock Bluffs. She is one
of the earliest settlers in Cass county,
and most highly respected by all friends
and neighbors, as the immense attend
ance would denote. Quite a number
were present from Plattsmouth, includ
ing Judge Archer and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Judge Ramsey, Mrs. Sam Smith
and Miss Stanfield Jones. The Journal
expects to have an extended write-up
of the life of Grandma Graves in our
issue of next Friday, accompanied by
a half-tone picture of the old lady.
Adam Bede Beaten.
Congressman J. Adam Bede, one of
the lecturers last year at the Glenwood
Chautauqua, was defeated this week in
the primaries for renomination in the
Duluth district up in Minnesota. When
Bede ran the Tabor Peacon some years
ago he was a radical Democrat. It was
real mean of those Minnesota Republi
cans to treat Bede that way. It will
discourage other Democrats from at
tempting to climb into the G. O. P.
band wagon. Glenwood Tribune. -
Bryan Sentiment in Hawkcye Stale
Col. J. II. Thrasher and his estimable
lady returned last Tuesday evening
from Shelby, Iowa, where they lad
been attending a reunion of Mrs.
Thrasher's folks. The Col. has since
been confined to his Imum' until yester
day when he succeeded in get t ir.g'dow n
town for a short time. His troub'c is
rheumatism. They had a delighM'ul
time at the reunion, being treated to
the best in the land by their hospitable
relatives. There were ciiitc a number
present, there being twenty-two at the
table for a family dinner, and much
pleasantness existed in the exchange
of family news and notes. Mr. Thrash
er was shown over the broad acres of
the family and saw some of the lines t
crops it was ever his lot to feast his
eyes upon. The entire land seems to
be "flowing with milk and honey." and
Darne Nature has lavish d her bounty
upon them in profusion. While there
Mr. Thrasher had occasion to n cet
great numbers of people, being
Shelby several days arid in the sum.:
ing country, and he was astonished
the Rryan sentiment he ran
He said it seemed a veritable Rr;,a
hot-bed. He; found a 'eieat nun. her -old
soldiers, "jmost of thc-n r;-pub!ica-:
ready to vote for llryan and weaii; i
Rryan buttons. This w:r; accoimte.
for by Taft's attack u; m the memo;
of the late 1 'reside.:! Grant b l:
memorial day spec 'i at New Yo.
..1 the ,-cf
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'i ns wen
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Ite-'e-: f 1 -vi' ) !': 1 He r:-i,';!,
farmers strongly !;'
laborers in the c-i t :
same way. Rryan b;.
W lie re. .Mr. 1 l;n;.Mier .a' to v.
down town this morn'.:- and ".ill li!.'
so:i be hi 'lis.. 1 f again.
Kavsicck Pecp!e Ca.Tplsin.
The bt ate railway ''mmision ! :
day was wrestling with the p: bier
reduc ing rates on the street rai'v ;
line between Havelock and Lii:co!i
The city of Havelock brought. ; n :;cti'
before the board with tiie e nd in ie
of having the fare between the tv.
towns cut from ten cents to five (
and yesterday the Railway ( 'or:. mi ; .-:-heard
arguments from both ride.--
the proposition. The railway rompa
contended that the e;.r lir.gs of t he o-i
pany did not justify the reduction :
the additional fact t! at 1 1.. I.'avtio.
and Lincoln companies w :v : e;ar;-:
corporations. The Havelock ';
contended they we'e discrini'iiat.
against in view of ib.e: rates j;i for,
betweon Lincoln and f'ollcge View, a:
that Havelock was paying an i:.:.-'.:
proportion of the earnings. The Loa:
took the matter under advisement.
Burglars at Nehawka.
A special from Nehawka under date
of Sept. 21th, says: "The homes of
S. I. Compton, F. A. Roedeker and
Charles Duckworth were burglarized
last night. In each instance entrance
was gained by prying a screen from a
window. Mr. Compton lost $10. Mr.
Boedeker a watch and other property
valued at $75, and Mr. Duckworth a
gold watch and $2 in change."
HALF OF TIIE TOWN
Percival, leva, Visited by A Destruc
J.P. Falter Friday morning received
phone message from Percival, Iowa, to
the effect that a great portion of the
town had been destroyed by fire origi
nating in the drug store. The particu
lars were very meager owing to the
condition of the wires which were
working very badly. All Mr. Falter
could learn was that the fire started in
the center of the town and, fanned by
the high wind which was blowing up
the bottom from the south, swept
practically everything north of the
point of origin, causing a loss of about
half the town. Mr. Falter is the owner
of a building and stock of goods which
he had only insured about two weeks
ago. He was pleased to learn that his
stock was not damaged, although the
building sustained some loss. Percival
is situated across the river about
twenty miles south of Pacific Junction
and is a town of several hundred peo
ple. It is a thriving little place with
good business, and doubtless will re
cover quickly from its disaster. Mr.
Falter was a passenger for Omaha this
morning and will go down to Percival
this afternoon from that point to in
vestigate his loss.
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