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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 15, 1909)
The - Plattsmouth - Journal.
m Published Seml-Weeklj it Plittsnoutli, Nebraska. t"
R. A. DATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postofike at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second class
$1.30 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE,
Winter is trying awful hard to linger in the lap of spring.
This is the time of the year people should take a back
vard inventory to ascertain Low much rubbish has accumulated.
Kven the republican papers out over the state commend
many of the acts of the late legislature This is unexpected
on the part of democrats.
The farmers are getting some behind in their spring work.
Now that Easter is over we may confidently look for spring
weather in the full sense of the term.
The "jokers" in the new tariff bill are being exposed
by republicans. The whole protective system as applied to
this country is a huge joke on the consumer.
The man who attempts to establish a moral code by keep
ing a book account of the good he does will never do enough
good to pay for the paper and labor of keeping the account..
William J. IJryan.
The women all over the country are up in arms against
the glove schedule in the Payne tariff bill. It almost doubles
the cost of kid gloves and the tax is levied practically to bene
fit one man, ex-Congressman Lattaeur of New York. Labor
has no part in this proposed legislation.
The Journal, as usual, will keep right on in its efforts to
upbuild I'lattsmouth. The honest readers knows that we have
done more in this direction than any other paper printed in
this city. And in doing this we have also built up one of
the finest printing plants in the state, barring only Omaha and
One highly meritorious law enacted by the late legislature
is that putting the clerk of the supreme court on a salary. Here
tofore that favored official has enjoyed the highest salary of
any official in the state,'a distinction" for which there was no
reason whatever, and which Was only brought about by the
enormous increase of fees. That abuse will hereafter be done
away with, and that official placed upon a salary basis, as is
sensible and proper
Now the arguments in favor of protecting the American
oil industry become clear. Standard Oil has big refineries in
Mexico. Free oil will mean a flood of this Mexican oil to "dis
place American oil." That is, with its Mexican refineries the
Standard will destroy the business of its American refineries
unless prevented by a duty against Mexican oil. The law
must be evoked to prevent the tail of the oil octopus from bat
tering the brains out of its head. That's a fair sample of stand
Internal revenue officials complain that the temperance
movement, particularly in the South, has rsulted in increasing
the number of violations of the internal revenue laws in the dis
tillation of illicit whisky. Liquors being more difficult to
obtain in a legitimate way lias greatly increased the profits of
illicit distilling. During the fiscal year 1008 there were 1,1 P0
illicit distills destroyed, while the returns for the nine months
of the present fiscal year show 1,017 have been destroyed, with
the possibility that by July 1, that number will have increased
to approximately 1,300. The section of the South where there
is the most activity among the so-called "moonshiners," em
braces the Atlanta, (5a., district, where it is reported that 120
stills were seized and destroyed during the month of December
"The fate of a considerable portion of the industrial or
gan'wition of this country is at stake, as well as the fate of
the Ktandnrd Uil t o.," said John . Aiiimirn oi iew ioik in
opening his argument for the respondent in the great case.says
the St. Louis l'ost-Dispatch.
The defense will probably declare," and Attorney Kel
loirir. the irovernmcnt's council "that this monopoly, now all
powerful, cannot be interfered with because of the place in
the existing business arrangements."
Strangely enough this issue, tremendous in importance and
of miirhtv interest, is merely a bv-product of the suit. J he
judges might dismiss it as merely technically irrevelant or
they may give it the greatest weight as coming within the
sphere of public policy.
Not only Standard Oil, the producer, refiner and trans
porter of petroleum and its products, is on trial, but what have
become to be known as the Standard Oil interests will be
vitally affected. '
The tentacles of Standard Oil are wrapped around in
ilustries, railroads and franchise holding corporations of many
John Moodv parcels the "franchise trusts," the railroad
.nml,in nr nlfinnces " and the "individual trusts" out to
i wit frniimsi n f financiers." namely, the Standard Oil or llocke
ffl 1 in trrmm. nn d the Morirnn eroup. These groups approach
each other so closely at many points that their interests nre
ioined. Thev may be, and otten nre, simultaneously menus.
or enemies an drivals to one another.
'articularly, however, Standard Oil dominates financially
Iarriman railroads, which now include both Oould and
practically commanding position m the telegraph and tele
.bone interests in the New York, Doston and New Jersey pub
lie w,.,VM-e corporations, with extensive connections with thos.
v.,.,.iri.ilt linos, the smelter trust, the ice trust, the tobacco
tru4 and the allied interests, with Amalgamated Copper in its
complete control Among the franchise groups it is found in a
lie service corporations, with extensive connections witu timse
; ,',11 11... h.nrer cities. It touches the Morgan group in the
Mcel trust, the rubber trust and in many railroads and it
fnancial strength is evidcnccd.by its control of the Nation:.
Citv Hank, bv far the richest and strongest financial institu
lion Ml Uic roiu in . . . .... . . j
Of the more than twenty thousand millioiw.investK.V
i i r. ...... '... SiiiIikI riiw. the Rockefeller interests doimnat
HUM H'lllllllfS iiivix-. ,
. il .!...! .
It was to these interests Mr. Milburn referred when lu
in i ears ngo oj) 1
Thousands bought lrooJ (n
Uneeda iiscuit iW'
because they wondered yT F0$f - w VW irk
what they were. P I
I Jmjfy To-day
x-i ons use them because
f NsCp they know them to be A
The World's Best Soda Cracker
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
aid "the'fate of a considerable portion of the industrial or
ganization is at stake." For 'considerable portion" he
might have said industries, railroads and mines with $15,
000,000,000 capitalization. Which is to survive, this gigantic
combine or the Republic? . .
RAKE-OFF FOR THE SUGAR TRUST.
The tariff tax on refined sugar is prohibitory. So little is
iron glit into the country that the resulting revenue is a negli
gible item. But this tax enables the sugar trust to add 2 cents
a pound to the price of refined sugar. The consumption of su
uar in the United States was nearly G,400,000,000 pounds
bowing a per capita use of eighty-two pounds $8 for the
nvcrage family. The tax on raw sugar contributes heavily to
he revenue; but the tax on refined sugar goes to swell the
uofits of the trust. Why should the prohibitory tax on re
fined be maintained, since the sole object thereby retained is
to fleece the people and feather the nest of nn insolent, thiev
ing, unscrupulius monopoly?
Ocr versatile ex-president who gave vogue to tl e Teddy
n"ir during his occupancy of the "White House, evidently has
exercised an influence upon the fashions beyond the limits of
us own country. His -journey toward the lungles ot Africa
idiist be the reason of a zoological craze that has affected the
smart folks of Europe.
ord now comes over the sea that it is now the proper
hing to have some counterfeit of, a four-footed beast a crawling
hinsr or a bird or an insect on all handkerchiefs, umbrellas,
note paper, traveling bags and pretty much everything that
enters into the wearing apparel and personal belongings of
he up-to-date person Natural history has become tashionable,
hanks to Mr Roosevelt, but there are other fashionable things
for which he cannot be held responsible, and the equal of which
le is not likely to find among the nbongines that he will meet
in the Dark Continent.
There nre those new bats which have struck the feminine
fancy, for instance, and the new styles of wearing the hair,
which have all the Fuzzy uzzies of the Hntisli eastern posses
sions beaten to a frazzle. If the Roosevelt expedition is able to
brine back to the Smithsonian Institution any ethnological
exhibits more curious than those that may be found on State
street or Broadway m the year A. D. 1900 we miss our guess.
. ' ' GET OUT AND DIG.
It's here the time to make garden. The city farmer hails
with delight the warm spring sun and in bis little plot of ground
is centered an interest that the uninitiated should observe and
investigate. .The earth was made for man and the miracles
of seed and plant and flower were designed for his education
dud entertainment. The city fanner is a thoughtful man and
bis. domain of tweiitv or thirty sjiunre feet of ground is an in
teresting field for his inquiry out of doors, lie is entranced
V.ilb,lbn days when "spring unlocks the flowers and paints the
;' . It is oftimes stated that the garden does not pay. The
conclusion Is absurd. It pays dividends that should appeal to
the hardworking individual who bends over a desk or applies
bix mind bv dav and niirht to the problems of business and pro
fessional life. While he is digging in the warm earth he is
achieving something, besides delicious green things fresh for
the table and bright beautiful flowers to admire and wonder at.
He is unwittingly led away from the necessities of modern
drudgery, from the artificial, the cynical, the contriving and
the scheming that weary him at the end of the day and the
end of the week, into a healthy philosophy which makes for
long life and happiness. The dividends are in better temper,
stronger fiber and more enduring vitality. It is a different
kind of digging from that with which we are occupied dur
ing the business hours ard it gives us physical joy that we are
living in this masterful world.
A few minutes in the garden every day is good medicine
and the wise Physician provides a large number of human be
ings with this way of getting health and content. V orld Her
A newspaper if it only has brains, conscience and muscle
back of it, must continually decide between doing its duty and
injuring its pocket. In any position but that of editor the
public is able to separate the individual from the collective
citizen. But if an editor does not please them it is at his
pockets they aim. Thus it is the newspapers learn who their
The man who admires a newspaper and admires it all
the year round, yet gives his business support to some other
concern, is not a friend to the former newspaper. Admira
tion alone will not run a newspaper. There are too many
men who expect a newspaper to slave for their pet notions and
hobbies, advocate their duties against the strongest opposi
tion and coolly withold their business support, by which alone
a country newspaper can live
Talk about a newspaper having a public duty to perform
and an editor having to work for his principle cheap when
others stand back and extend a lukewarm neutrality. Seaford
Gus Swanson who la the' genial
bar keeper for Peter Ooob at the
Hotel Plattsmouth, la under the
weather Buffering from an attack of
grippe. Ills many friends hopo the
attack Is nothing Revere and that he
will noon be able to greet them with
the same old cheery smile.
The population of the city haa
been Increased in the past few days
by the arrival of two families, those
of Mr. Florlan and Mr. Fisher the
latter gentleman of Denver, Col. They
came to take employment In the city
under the Burlington which Is in
creasing its force at this point by degrees.
Does not Color the Hi air
Ingredient of Ayer Hair Visor
Sulphur. Dfttroyt Berwt lh.it mum dandruff nd
falling hair. Lure ratlin and eruption ol scalp.
Glytcrtn. Sonlhlnu. hcallno. Food to the hair-bulba.
Quintn. A strong Ionic, antiseptic, stimulant.
Sodium Chlorid. Cleansing, quiets Irritation of scalp.
Capsicum. Increases activity of itlands.
Sat. Stimulant, tonic. Domestic remedy of hliih merit.
Akohot. Stimulant, antiseptic Wtr. ferluma.
Show this formula to vour doclor. Ask Mm If there I a tlnc lnjurlm:s Inflrcdlcnt.
Ak him ir he think Ayer Hair Vltfor. at mado from this formula. Is the best prepa
ration you could use for Tallin hair, or for dandruff. Let him decide, lie knows.
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