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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1909)
The - Plattsmouth - Journal.
Published Semi-Weekly it Plattsmouth. Nebraska.
Entered at the PoBtoflice at Plattsmouth, N'ebratika, as second-class
SI.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
but lias provided, in addition, for a comprehensive and careful
valuation of all railroad property.
Thanks to the lat democratic legislature the first dem
ocratic legislature Xelraka has had Nebraska has taken
j foremost place anions the states of the union in the matter of
railroad regulation. Some states have provided for a valuation
of l ail loud pi opei tv, and others have provided for public con
trol of the issue of railroad securities. 1'ut Nebraska has pro
vided for both. In doing this the state has opened wide the
door for far-reaching railroad reforms, if not, indeed, for final
solution of the great problem of transportation. World- Her
he had thought they would have leen reproduced as campaign
literture, and is perhaps regretting that lie thus commented
ujHn Mr. Pahlman's career. However this may be, it behooves
all to lw very careful in their criticisms, for ''eating crow" is
not always a very appetizing dish.
Dedicated to "Tidd"-Bits.
'Tis dog's delight to bark and bite
For 'tis their nature to.
Those owning stallions had better look up the new law
passed by the late legislature. Ueniember you must have a
-egistered pedigree and have it certified to by the authorities
t Lincoln and Washington, 1). ('. I 'ear in mind "any old
thing" can't make the season in Nebraska, and that you are
lioble to "get punched' fo'r $100 and imprisonment for thirty
'ays both. Timely warning before you get your bills printed.
What is it in the nature of mankind that makes one so
thoughtlessly hedless of the laws of the state and nation? The
tate spends money and lots of it for the enactment and en-
poreements of its laws, and yet people violate them every day,
and why? Take for instance the game law. Whv do people
continue the practice after the law has closed the season and
in Lincoln pleading for prohibition in the capital city, to be hose who are consciencious and right minded have put the
voted upon at the election next month. The saloons are now M K"n back in the corner to wait the next season. This viola
compelled to close from 7 p. m. to 7 a. m., but she is not satisfied tion is very noticable at times here in this vicinity, as well as in
with this. She wants prohibition, and the installation of dead- ther towns where there are streams and ponds which afford
falls and dives, where drink is not only sold in the davtime, but " limiting place for ducks and geese. The open season for
The best way to guard against schemes of grafters and keep ihoughout the night also. This will result when prohibition is 'ucks and geese closed April 5th, yet nearly every day you
The republican legislature in Kansas has passed a bank
guarantee law. It is simply a question of time when other
states will follow in the footsteps of Oklahoma and Nebraska.
The three big department stores of Omaha have entered in
to a boycott of the World-Herald, and refuse to advertise in
that paper. This is a person "cutting off his nose to spite
his face," and is bound to react on these merchants. The
World-Herald is able to stand it if thev are and it is effecting
some of the boycotters' rural trade, and will keep on doing so
as long as this feeling toward the World-Herald lasts.
Nebraska tariffites are very like the darkey's bear trap
set to catch them coming and going. Senator J'rown is an ab
solute free trader on lumber and Senator IJurkett is an absolute
high protectionist on hides. And then, both these republican
senators wink the other eye.
Mrs. Frances Heahl, together with some of her force are
up-to-date in general is to be a regular reader of the local pa- adopted
pers. It is always tie one who does not read his home paper
who gets caught by the graftcrsand fakirs.
The "Kunnel" was elected to the legislature and only tried
once, while the fellow who attends to preside over the des-
ee from one to a dozen fellows hunting ducks. It is true that
hunting is better after the season closes, but only for the reason
hat those who wish to see the laws of the state respected are
villing to quit. The law is very broad in its meaning it
'oesn't pick out one man or a dozen men and say that they
hall not hunt; it speaks in the collective sense of the word and
The Omaha Hoc is still hammering away in trying to make tenies of the city viper has been a candidate a half dozen
its readers believe there were no important laws passed last times for county judge, county attorney, state senator, etc., and
winter, while the Lincoln State Journal and the Star say there always got beautifully left in a county that is four hundred noans everybody. Why not everybody abide by the laws and
were many good and important measures adopted. The Lin- republican, and he an attempted leader of the republican party, make the law really worth while?
coin papers are honest in some of their utterances, while the Has he not just cause to be grouchy with everybody? II(
Hce was never known to say anything good for anyone, unless should take a dose of salts. The following brief summary of the work of the legis-
it resulted in putting money in Little Viv's pockets. lature. It is all the more valuable because it is the apprecia-
' By attendin gstrictly to our own business and giving tin tive judgment of a republican exchange: "Although it is quite
The friends of the Journal do not want to forget that by people of Cass County the best paper ever published in Platts- the custom during the session of a legislature to claim that it
an act of the late legislature the county judge is compelled to mouth, we have built up a business and subscription list, ol is accomplishing nothing it is nevertheless true that few legisla-
!, !!-ln L". which we feel proud, and have had the honor of being elected tures adjourn without passing ouite a number of excellent
ui-niKiiuit-u iv inv ui'iin ui rmutun uuu lllU UWOlliey I'lllwiOVCU I . .. , . , . , . , rrl i i a jpl
. . . (a (lin amu n nra Wwlac ' hia is ror . n i n I v n errand ropnrrl tni I m.. 1..1 v.i ii.-i.i
We want our friends to fully ....... e - measures, me iasi ienrasKa icgisiaaiure proves no exception
one who has only been a resident of the county about eighJ to the rule. Among the best of the measures passed were the
years. Hie people generally vote for and patronize the de physical valuation of railroads law, and anti-stock watering
in the settlement of such estates
The Lincoln Trade Review seems to think that there is a serving.
great ieai 01 irounie in store ior tne state on account ot the
physicial valuation hill passed by the state legislature. rJ he why all this talk about Richard L. Metcalfe by the repub
: r-w-- ...w . .. j(.an 1)a,)ers of Nebraska tor United Mates senator! JMet is r
pay their share of taxes, and not escape as they have been do , 1 , . , . . . , r,- ,
ing. This law was honest! v framed, and no matter how many ood man' &ml a11 that' buV ,s not S00(l politics for a demo
bogy men the opposition papers may set up, we believe the law ('ratlc aspirant to be boomed by republican papers. ou don .
will be hilly enforced, and result in much revenue to the state see the Omaha 15ee and the Lincoln Journal booming V. J
that has been overlooked. Krvan for the same Tlace. Mavbe thev think bv booming Met
pnlfo tliov will inii.rr lirvnn. Tint, the neonle understand tin
An Omaha traveling man, who by the way is a republican. .... .. . i :h:p:,. e ... .....
, i i n e , ii i i it oi) eci oi muse iiiuicih ui ih juv uuu uw.i v mj,.
old the writer coming up from the south yesterday on the J
Missouri Pacific, that he intended to vote for Jim Dahlman, ,, ,. , . . ., .. . , T. ,
lK-cnuse he had stood up for Omaha like a man, while Iireen, ,,f 11,0 -umlttlaUm in the c.ty election at Lincoln a rr
the republican candidate, stood for comparatively nothing. He at sea, they do not know whether or not the election will bt
mi vh every voter who has the true interists of the metropolis a legal one. The lawyers of the capital city seem to be divided
at heart, either republican or democrat, will vote for Mr. Dahl" on the questiou. The republicans or some of them, at least
man. All good people in Omaha realize Mayor Dahlman's ex,,e(.te(i their new charter would be granted them at the re
worth as the chief executive of that city. . ii i '!., l . ,i:,.,w. i nn
J cent session of the legislature, but they supped up on tins,
The latest fxke for the farmers to look out for, according Wause two or three of the city officials ignored Mayor Browr
to the Nemaha Republican is that of a man who claims that he in the framing of the charter. Let them now suffer for then
has been sent out by the state to examine fruit trees for San egotism.
dose scaie ana omer iruu tree diseases, le ienow win go over
law, a law for the popular election of U. S. senators, a law pro
viding that corporations doing business in different towns
must buy and sell at a uniform rate throughout the state,
freight rate considered, a law prohibiting the threatening of
discharge of employees to influence their votes, a law providing
for a nonpartisan judiciary and educational board, a law put
ting the clerk of the supreme court on a salary, and, last of all,
the daylight saloon law. The real test of a legislature,
however, is not in the number of meritorous laws passed to
which there is little or no opposition, commendable though they
may. be, but is. in those needed measures passed over the
opposition of vested and selfish, interests, corrupt and design
ing politicians, and above all, of those allied forces which al
ways array themselves against every measure which has for
its object the moral uplifting of the state." Columbus Tri
A Pious Oppressor.
Tt is difficult to find language that is" expressive enough
to set forth fully the dark depths of selfishness and indifference
lo human loss and woe which characterizes the activities of man
it lit i ti i i i i ni ii
tne orcnara anu marK an trees ne claims are aueciea. ouortiy mi,. i,; fro,i ., nornntrntiwl nnnn thp Amorimn ... , , - - ----
after his visit a confederate will appear and say that ho has a ? "Cst J eV" pe.r?etratf Up J,6 Ame"oan like the wheat gambler, Patton. In a much different way but
preparation which will cure the disease for which the tree is l,cople 18 the ponding tariff revision. As usual the consumer. with ftg much he possesses the ficndish qualitles of a
onnili.miw.il iin1 t ,n. rant in aiant a f in.! in.n iha rnnt. AfC entire V ICmOreU 8S Wdl BS lUC WHITO eUlIieiS. VIIU WU
for a certain price. lioth the men are swindlers and should be farmer, poor fellow, he isn't in the game. A pretense for pro
run off the place with a shotgun. tection of his interests is made, but he will never realize one
cent out of it. He is an exporter instead of an importer, and
sioux savage, llhe claims that the reporters trouble him with
their requests for interviews even when he is coming from
church. We are not surprised that this heartless oppressor
of the pooor, of the widow and the orphan is a pious op
pressor, inere is many a pious skinflint, many a pious mur-
ait i - I
As the excitement occasioned by liovernor N.alleuherger tilcrefore protection cannot possibly benefit him. But the pro
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Si.,, r, r t . U 1 J 3 " JIZ Posed tariff tinkers have prepared loads of chaff to be thrown dcrer, in the churches of Christendom. They infis The earth
with the new charter of Omaha, which was grated that city by int the eyes of the farmers, and as strange as it may seem, in the time of Christ and that great heart spoke of them as
the same legislature that enacted the "Daylight Saloon" law. thousands of them are standing with eyes wide open inviting serpents and white sepulchres. He did not mince his words
'1 he charter was granted first and gives to that city Home the throwing. The new revised tariff will benefit no one except wnen speaking of gentlemen of this stripe. We do not know
mue, w.me u.e uiyngi.i ouiooii .aw coni.icis wn.i i.u tne intcrests" that have grown tat Under the vicious system much about law but we do know that the raichtv arm of the
of high protective laws. lint that is what the people voted for state is as much needed in these days to protect the helpless
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trom the rapacity ot such men as Patton as it was needed in the
days of old to beat back the onslaught of a maurading band
powers granted to the metropolis bv the charter. Now what
is Omaha going to do with such a proposition? If the charter
gives them "Home Rule," Ihcre certainly can be no law enact
ed by the same legislature that takes this power away from it.
It is a matter the courts must decide.
and they should not be disappointed.
The Chicago Record-Herald publishes the following edi
torial, which is of peculiar interest to Nebraska people:
InCome Tax and Revenues.
If congress hopes to convince the country of its honest
purposees in revising the tariff it will make some special pro
William Foltz, a son of the late
I.nnla Pnlt anil nnnr a puoldonon r.t
visions for revenues, such ns the imposition of an income tax south Omaha, was in the city today
.W.w.mr n..ni.i.n in hi mosKiur,. tn tlm 1(.irisln..irn nt thn or a stamp on commercial paper attending to business matters and
mumiiiir nf tlw session, called attention to the recommendation Rut it is said that the income tax amendment, which has while here made the Journal office a
made a generation ago in the first report of the state railroad been prepared on the republican side by Senator Cummins, will
very pleasant call. Mr. Foltx Is a
fine citizen and the Journal Is pleas
ed to number him among Its good
Spring - Millinery ?J
25 PER CENT
and warehouse commission that stock watering by railroads be be opposed by the reactionaries on the ground that it will create vwwvwwvwwwwvwvwwwvwwvwwww
proniimeu ana uuu capiuu issues ne peimmeu ouiv on np n Rurplus, The objection would be wholly disingenuous for the t
provai y state aumormes ne governor u.en reierrcu o . , t t , ft providing for ample reve- ;;
some abuses of over capitalization in this state, which would ' " ' i ce t : A
have been impossible if that earlier recommendation had b.en through epntable taxation is to take off the import duties ,
acted upon by the legislature. He showed that the old argn- fro mthe necessities of life. The government should not derive . ,
ments were as good today as ever, and the need today as great its revenues by taking the things absolutely necessary to tin !!
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as ever, ana lie aavisea tne icgisiaiure io enact sucn a law. ,,oor an,i those of moderate means
If the subject had been lorgottcn in the midst ot the ter- A(j Hin(p t,0 bill ns it now stands does not promise any
reductions the cost of living, certainly a strong revenue of some
IlCUl a rciliiiiuri i im- m i nun hvt imiiim iii ii i in uuu ivuvi ..... iii liii 1 1 J
just issued bv officials of the Illinois Manufacturers' Asso- kind, independent ot import duties, ought to be provided in or- t
nation concerning the over capitalization of the 15ock Island der that this reduction may be secured without causing a con- X
svtein The point that the association makes is that the timed deficit. ansas City Star.
l'Oa , IX'ing lieavny ovci rnjMuin.ru, uiM-tin mi t'liiiiiiig ui
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and 25 per cent less than
any other Millinery in this t
part of the country.
Call and see
issues of railroad securities. Nebraska has dono not only that,' refrained from such charges as ho made before the primaries if) iViyiv.wyvAu
dends on this watered stock, and that the public has to stand pul),ic mpn wll0 got 80 interested in tlicit friends who be
U Tirmoral S tela irom every Knowing of factn liko ,1 is candidates for a nomination at the primary elections,
is that capital ism hhould be taken under the strict public "owll more careful what they say of the opposition candi-
control control. It New lork state lias readied a point where nates when tliey are working ior tneso menus. iow, ior iu
it lias established such control, surely Illinois ought to be ready stance, C. .1. Smythe, opposed the nomination of Mayor Dahl
to follow." speeches criticizing that official. Now the l'ee is reprinting
NYlwslu. 1ms doi.e what lll.n . u. . tl t ff . , Now the 1Ve is reprintinff
f.nilu.r. ii one be mine progressive line, that New lork has ' ... .. . . - ,r .....
go e umicr the leadership of (lovernor Hughes. t 'ose speeches to snow the extent o Mr, omj tne s opu, oa ot
New York hns, indeed, established state control over the the mayor. It may be that tho ex-attorney geueral would have"
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