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The - Plattsmouth - Journal.
i i Pubtistted Seml-We'tklf it Pultsmoutti, Nebraskt. iTZD
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
Sl.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
MAGUIRE'S MAIDEN SPEECH IN CONGRESS.
Congressman .1. A. Maguire dosed debate on the Payne
tariff bill last Saturday night in the house of representatives.
The maiden si well of the young member from Nebraska was
delivered in a forceful manner and was loudly applauded.
During the course of his remarks he paid a glowing tribute
to the people of the I irst Nebraska District
the state convention to be held at the capital is regaled and
thev mav now be taken anvwhere the party officials see fit
to locate them, lhis part of the act was intended to get away
from Lincoln s davlight saloon regulations, but the subse
quent enactment of a law for 8 o'clock closing all over the
state upset the calculations in that regard.
Delegates to the state conventions will be chosen, under
the Kuhl bill, bv countv conventions and the number
from each countv will be based on its vote for the presidential
electors. The business of the state convention will be to draft
a platform and pick the state committee, as now. The manner
of selecting delegates to congressional, judicial and legislative
conventions is It ft to the state committee of each part v.
It is too bad that Roosevelt has left the country. Harri-
man wants a consulting board to help him manage his busi
A road to the ferry which will be passable at all times and
which will come into the citv by wav of the new Burlington
He strongly advocated free lumber as a universal necessity undergrade crossing, should he pushed to early completion
in lho Luildiinr of the American home and because it is a so that travellers can have an easy means of coming from
one crop product. He condemned the high rates on coffee, tea, the ferry to the business center.
lumber, shoes and leather .goods, gloves, hosiery, cotton gar-
. . i t r i ill
nients, and lood ami clothing in general, lie maintained me lt ;s rcK)rted that sonic foolish legislation is to be attempt-
measure was dratted wholly Horn the point oi view oi me P(l through the new council. The Journal earnestly hopes that
protected industries. It was also framed to the disadvantage t!lig ;s not tie (.as(.. lattsmouth doesn't need litigation in it's
of both producer and consumer, and it tends to widen the j)Usjn(1,s ani tlt confidence reposed in the council bv the peo-
margin in the industrial scale permitting the special interests ple ou )lt to warn tj m t to ;nY;te disastrous, oostlv and
and pirates oi ministry to mane increnseu proms.
The Pavno bill strikes all along the line at the American
home and the necessitios of life used commonly by the aver
age man or wonian He said that while the Dingley law dis
courages trade, the Payne bill would be a trade destroyer, es
pecially with the South American republics.
The manner in which the maximum and the minimum
clause is drawn would defeat its own purpose and be an invita
tion to an eternal trade war with the nations of the earth. It
makes it possible for the rate to run up as high as 05 per cent,
or more and 21 per cent higher than the Dingley law.
The country asked for a genuine revision and it had a right
to expect the revision would be downward and that it would
lessen the struggle of existence.
He characterizes the counterveiling provisions on coffee,
lumber and oil as misleading and dishonest, making the rate
on tea and coffee as high as 9 cents per pound and permitting
lumber to go back to the old Dingley rate
He insisted that the measure was purposely beclouded with
a juggling between specific and advalorem rates and con-
The improvement of Plattsmouth streets should be taken
up as seen as practicable and as foon as funds come in to
warrant the work. There are any number of streets in the
city which needs repairs but it is not practicable to attend to
all of them at once. The council can be trusted to be econimi-
cal and to do the right thing for the treasury.
.BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY!
In speaking of a person's faults
Pray don't forget your own,
Remember, those with homes of glass
Should seldom throw a stone;
If Wt? have liuthilig else to do
Put talk of those who sin,
'Tis better we commence at home
And from that point begin.
We have no right to judge a man
Until he's fairly tried;
Should we not like his company
We know the world is wide,
Some may have faults; and who has not?
The old as well as young;
Perhaps we may, for ought we know,
Have fifty to their one.
I'll tell you of a better plan,
And find it works full well:
To try your own defects to cure
Before of others tell;
And though I sometimes hope to be
No more than some I know,
My own short comings bid me let
The faults of others go.
Then let us all when we commence
To slander friend or foe,
Think of the harm one word will do
To those who little know; . '
Remember, curses sometimes like
Our chickens, "roost at home,"
Don't speak of other's faults until
We have none of our own.
Prohibition has been g'ven a trial in many, many states,
and few. if an v. will seriously contend it has ever been a suc-
One of the humors of the city campaign was the talk about Cess anywhere. Is it not time for that regulation that will
ockers." 1 lie only booster the town has had lor some time regulate should
has been the Journal but it never referred to "knockers" even
when the public wanted it to. There isn't many "knockers"
in Plattsmouth now and there will be less in the future. Platts
mouth will boom this summer and that's all there is to it
A number of small factories in this city would help busi
ness a lot. The thing to do is to secure them and, after they
are secured, to keep pushing them and their products. The
regulate should be seriously considered!
President Taft is at present giving some of his attention
to the distribution of Ohio's share of the patronage. Joseph
Benson Foraker can dispense with the drum in front of the
recruiting ollice lrom now on.
The Chicago club women have declared war, and they
propose to enlist two million club women for the campaign.
UKh'l"n in inuu n ni liiv mik umtuivii hi i i iv j it w t wa- i . . - . ,, . . . n . , I 1 - - 4 0
taming veiled provisions to be taken advantage of by the ,w ,"llu7,!,1 ,BUU",U j'YmT T "lLl"1 1,iey liave aeeiareu war-many a time neiore, out tney never
protected interests after the law goes into effect. consumers should patronize the local merchant. It all means was so stirred up to do or die as now. The enemy they propose
On an average the rate in the Payne bill is 1.WJ per cent I", 7, m ! 'V V , ,7 , "a onsiy logeuier. to storm is the Payne tariff on stockings
higher than the rate in the present Dingley law, and in addi- " uvi.iB nn,,,. . .t ...m .i u
tion to this is contained many doubtful provisions which make u . J. C. Dahlman received the largest number of votes cast
the rate still higher.
The bill will not be a revenue producer even with its re
strictions and prohibitive rates as it will be n trade destroyer
and made from the point of view of the protected interests.
The measure is also unfair to the American women in that
it radically increases the rate of duty on clothing and other
necessities of life commonly used by limn.
fni nnv fnTnlilnt aa t?iv inni-Ai fit tlin nriinnrv rtirisitinn of Oi-nolifi
The building of interurban roads have made both farm wt ni,imo ni.n ;,.n ti,0 lnnW m,mL, nf
. . mm .a 1 V A 'It I I I II I U 11 Hill HliO 1VVVHV lilt MUkVI' 11U1UOL1 OI
and city property much more valuable in the east, e f. n,i, n 1
- - i t iim n i Oil Mfi iiiniiri in i m i ! i i, i it fi" r i r r iiiitii. ti ii.
st. 1 here certainly is no reason ever lnay Le mU ahmt Ma Dalilman, he has'made a splen
sarne thing- in this community if tried. (iifi Winn PYf.tivn
south, and northwest
why it will not do the
The formation of a local company was pointed out by the
Journal as the right thing to do and the company was formed
He also attacked the measure because it is a sectional bill Now let the company and the people get together and start
and discriminates in favor of certain sections of the country
and against others.
NO STATE WIDE PRIMARY THIS YEAR.
The Lincoln News says there will be no state wide primary
in Nebraska this year, owing to the passage of the Donnhoo
bill, S. F. No. 100, which removes judicial and educational of-
the ball rolling for a line from this city through the center of
the county to Murdock, hlmwood, Greenwood and other towns.
Tt wi tint hurt lluvo tnwnw nrwl t wv wi II urnht trnin it 111st
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the same as this city will and as every farmer along the line '.ll,l Vu '"', VlM,.ni""V V;!IK me m nomy eaaer, in nomma
did business executive.
At the very beginning of the presidential term of Mr.
Taft another man is receiving favorable mention as suitable
timber for his successor. Congressman Cantril, of Kentucky,
ne of the new democratic members, in a speech in the house the
tion for the presidency. His prediction is that Clark will be
made speaker of the next house, and thereafter be made presi
dent. Things just as strange have happened.
"The democrats in the house," says a Washington dis-
The editor of the Aurora Sun takes the Journal to task for, as
fices from the domain of lmrtisan nolitics. Under that act. he construes lt, condoning and excusing the crime ot bum
: i: f..- i. ..l i l .l l... l.Mno' n nnirrn nt tlio ttiil-o Jn tlio unntli Tim trnnhlo with tlii
be voted on at the general election in November. The only state Sun which is really one of the ablest edited country papers ' ? f ' tnriff Sl.o If l for reater reactions in many
rr: .i :n i mnn i. r i. in t hn Ktnte. t hnt ho m s nternrets the .Toumnl's nns . ol the'taritt schedules than have been made by the ways and
WJllll'in Will 1IIUM-1I 111 iitM.t illC IIIII-U Jlllltin Ul lliu nil" 1 - I " 1 41 - 1 '11 1 1 11
preme court and two regents of the state university, and these tion. It does not condone or excuse the offense. What it Kf";?'1'? eh?fnffes "J the, les an(? -the
will fall within the terms of the Donohoe bill. dot do is to explain that men living in that section where lpl J he insurgent republicans it would not be surprising
Were it not for the fact that the terms of most county of- the crime of which the negro was accused is too frequently if foicod additional concessions from the republicans."
f,..ra v; novt fn ,,nnrnu ninvnr Wni,i l.o lw.hl in nerDetrated. are hardly to be held as responsible as in this sec- A.,a thai,)e " e ease, rather than, there is some ground for fear,
imin VAj'iu; m.u iuii in fiiiuiuii i nun i I hihim ifv u. im i( s ' t t ri A ! It linrft XT1 II 1 n in til a linn t?ft
X7.1. -. i. riM. f :..mi.ia tl.o,t .!i;nnu tinn whprn tlio erime is not fronuent. When a crime of tlnsl lIlt,t "IM l)t 111 llie nouse
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will r.jro ifW,,l l,l primaries to l Mi in all the ,ou- nature omnm.ttoU.n the home. ,t eannot help tat " -
ties but there will be no returns to the secretary of state and no frenzy to seize upon the men of the community and they pro-
nominations will be certified from that office out to the re- feed in blind fury, to stamp the mark of their wrath upon the
spective county clerks, except those made by petition. Thus, perpetrator. It is a passing frenzy, terrible while it lasts
The steel trust is at its old tricks again. The proposed
the state wide primary has been indirectly legislated out of ex- nut which the parties to it only regret when it is too late. I ho reduction of the tariff on its products is made the occasion to
istence for the present year and for every alternate year here- esteemed Sun also is surprised at what he construes to be reduce the wages of workingmen. Just before the last several
after. indiscriminate attacks upon the church. Herein he is again presidential elections the steel trust would notify the workinsr
S. F. No. 100 ntmlies to the chief instice and unices of the gneviously in error. The Journal does criticise a minister when men that their wages would be reduced in the event of the
supreme court, judges of the district court, county judges, it is deserved but never the church. The church is responsible election of a democratic president. That would stampede
regents of the university, state superintendent and . county for all the good in the world. Occasionally the ministers go them to the republican party. They stampeded last November
mi I HTiiHOiHieiii. 11 recpnres inai ilio noniinaiions muue oy pe-1 uiv m u j nam. v hav iui mm n i ".4 nn iiivj mc in iuk ivuuri'u wuen. e nave no sym-
tition shall be printed on a separate ballot marked "non-part- nien. Such ones are criticised but the holy mission which their pathy for them. They voted it upon themselves and must
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isan." Candidates for office in this list are forbidden to accept nooie proiession is cannot ue cnucisea. 11 is ine grantiesx now grin ana near u . ine members ot the steel trust have
party nominations, nnd parties are forbidden from nominat- thing on earth and this applies to all churches alike. The made millions out of the tariff. Why not divide with the
ing or endorsing any candidates for them. trouble with the Aurora Min is that the editor lacked pers- worKingmeni
Anyone desiring to run for the supreme Wncli next fall pu-acity for one time, a very unusual thing for him.
must secure, or his friends for him, petitions signed by ,,XX) . . T Congress is in the midst of the throes accomnanvinir a re
voters, not more than WW of whom shall be residents ot any one , i n WUtt eti OAUVjyja: . . A vision of the tariff, and what the result will be no man can
county. For regents of the university the number required is One interesting result of the vigorous and widespread I foretoll eveent that the nonnl lil-W t omnn
1,(K)0. District judges will be elected until 1011, and candi- discussion that has followed the introduction in the .New ork pnd of th l j s a. . ;jcf . . , , .
dates who wish to make the race then must have petitions legislature of the lirough bill, representing the ideas ot the the "interests" get the big end At present it looks as if there
containing the same number. The 1,000 requirement also ap- committee of fourteen on reform of the liquor law, especially would ,)0 about ftS muoh rovi;in 1 ward downward in
plies to candidates for state suierintendent, while the county in us relation to rumiay semng. nas wen me recognuion uiau8pite of Taft's optimistic faith during the campaign Everv
supennienuent neetis oniy ;w signniures. ll ,"'"i?,u"" ' 1 u : m. i ' V 7. "w"wo Reetion is apparently willing to see duties lowered where thev
on retaining them if they affect
notch higher. Being an agricul-
state, there can be little nues-
that Nebraska as a whole would
s, but we find some of our con-
Some other notable changes have been made in the old oi religious tnougni ana opinion, ine enairman oi ine com-1 affect other regions but insist
ttrimary law by the late legislature, ine i;iiis-ieicnum inn, imuee o n rn-ininimi, uwm- uu imn mi itself, or even pushing them a
o. v. io. uxes me uaie oi me mhiw piuuuiu-n tm m-m'ii.juuwu. "v,,v furi"""7," ' v........ ...... .. inrui ana not n manutacturing
third Tuesday in August, two weeks earlier than ni present, it v iinsuan uuuisiers. jispecuniy inuurHi.ie is uiv m tion even nmonir uroteet onists
also provides mat the nominations oi an panics snan no pnniea ine cuiuniuiii i i iiiv i h-m i; n h mh-vhhuu uiuuh- )h tne Ka,or ()V tj10 lower dutie
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on tne same Hanoi, but m separate columns, ana me voier, ire, me nn. .huih-s ai. run, mi ivtu-m n. im- . gressmen resisting any reduction of the tariff on hides while
unless challenged, is permit tel to vote any ticket of his choice byterian ministers in the city urging them to support that part nKlwjnR that other protlueta ought to come entirely free The
without revealing his party affiliation. He must, however, of the mensure which i)ermits Sunday opening from 1 to 11 general sentiment the country, over is that there can be a
confine his voting to the candidates of any one party. If dial- p. m., not as though the I rough bill would solve all the prob- niat(,riai lowering of the tariff without iniurimr any industry
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,1s t them because "t m greatest danger (lulipg arp to lw lowoml nt n Noi,lska rf M , J f
nee lies with the Christian ministers who tako its riinrp n with (ll0 t . isn' nt a , ?ob-
. word 'Sunday opening' will raise their nlllo tlint the intm,ht of tlu t , , ff 1 " ' 1 J
,e,r voices in denunciation." He Wis such n la rt or pwn nl, tll0 , .ff , . , .
is Sunday opening today and has been u"
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to support at the general election following." sents as long a step in advance as mere is any nope oi n axing S(ntiment the Nebraska congressmen should realize that if
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An important icaiure oi uus a i is me roiaieu ikiikh. in im-m-hi. jiu p "-his m uin i .- ,.:v x, -. , ,lutlos arp t0 be owered nt n . Wbm kn vl.n,,i,i iM. n.:n;n A
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order of the candidates' names must be changed as many simply saying the one
times as may he necessary to give each the top position on an hands in horror and thei
t onal number of ballots, so that none will have the advantage men remember there is Sunday opening
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whose mimes happened to begin with the first letters of the preserved, the saloons appear decorous, but for that they are ,enry Horn rnn,e ,n thlH
tit. 11 I .1.. i. 4 mm.. ....!:.. 41 .-l. I niornlne from IVkln. Ul.. ulwrn uiu.
11 liliniH'l. loiiiv me iimie coiiimm. i lie intmr nn- uviuiih iu-u uimuiimii -
The Kuhl primary bill, II. K. No. ir!, relates to the party graft, the public through the lostenng 01 a general contempt "HB ymi nn nor
organizations and holding of conventions. It sets the time for for law. "Surely" he concludes, "this is too high a price to brother for Bovorni wnks. he having
the state convention on the lastluesdav in Julv, instead of the pav for appearances." He bids them not to judge according boon 111. He was improved no far
fourth Tuesday in Seitcnibor. This makes the convention to appearance but to judge righteous judgment and help to that he could rome home mith naftv
come three or four weeks before the primary, whereas now it make things letter in the most practicable way. The New she i mot at the train by aovorai
comes three weeks afterward. The old provision requiring 1 lork Churchman.
Mrs. C. E. Thornburic nnd daugh
ter who have been vIsltlnR in the city
with Mrs. Thornbum's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Au. Tartsrh. departed thld
noon on the mall train for their honn
at Sioux City. la. Miss ' pTTu
Tartsoh accompanied them as far a
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