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- Plattsmouth - Journal
Published Semi-Weekly it Flittsaootfc, Nebraska
R. A. DATES, Publisher.
E.UsnJ at tha I'jstoffi-o at Plittimiuth, Nebraikt, as aecond-class
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In its tarilT tinkering congress is making livincf higher
for tin? common people nml it is also making the picking for
the trusts hotter. So long as the people stand for such tilings
just so long will they have to stand the price.
And now it is declared that a tree has been found in
Africa that yields beer the snino as a cow gives milk. An
exodus to Africa may ho expected after this announcement.
,It is (limes to doughnuts that Jernble loddy found the tree
The Weeping Water Republican seems disposed to begin
this campaign ever before there is a democratic candidate an
nounced. Ho speaks of rings. What is a political ring? It is
a party of a down republicans handed together todicate who
should run for oflice and who shall not run. This is what the
doen republicans said at Weeping Water last week.
That the tariff revising session of congress has proved a
conspicuous failure as far as the consumers are concerned is
apparent even now. Notwithstanding that the republican plat
form promised a downward revision and President Taft
pledged it in almost every speech he. made during the cam
paign, the aggregate of the revision will he upward. The
poor man's table will be taxed higher, his woolen clothing will
share the same fate, and so on through the entire list of neces
sities. And the increased cost of the poor man's living will
result in increased profits to the tarilT beneficiaries. So far
it has been the rich man's congress and when it shall end thev
will go out and exact their pound of Uesh from the mm-pro-tecto.l
classes. They helped put the administration into power
and they must be rewarded at the price of brawn and labor,
.he shame of it all lies in the fact that the men who are
robbed by our exorbitant tarilT alowed themselves to bodulped
into voting for what they are now reaping bv promises of a
downward revision. It seems that in the republican lexicon
the term downward means upward.
Burkctt Deserts Insurgents.
A Washington telegram in the Lincoln News savs- The
defection of Mr. Cullom and the general feeling that 'this was
the time for a special effort by the revisionists were rcspon
nble lor the opposition making a special effort to muster as
much strength as possible. As a result the insurgents were
(Ideated by only nine voles.
Mr. P.urkctt, whose name comes near tin top of the al
plmbcliciil list, gave the insurgents a shock from which they
did not recover by deserting them and votiii" with the hi
rich forces against the reductions. There was a renewal of Ihe
wonderment about Mr. Ihirkctt's course in the l.-n' IVw d-ivs
when he has pretty generally voted with the Aldrich u-o-pl
One interesting explanation has been ventured in the
Hoav room and corridor gossip. It is that Mr. Uurkett, who
has been constantly in consultation with Aldrich of late, has
I'vjnuses of help in his comimr senatorial campaign, in con
sideration for his standing by the finance committor at every
possible opportunity. It is current gossip anions the pro
gressives that Mr. lhirkctt is certainly earning the help
whether he shall get it or not. He is the onlv man who has
shown serious symptoms of insurgency who to'dav voted with
the Aldrich forces.
Hoys, help yourselves to plenty of fire crackers this Fourth.
Next year you will not have the opportunity.
Good towns are built up by push and enterprise. Foor
towns are built up by people sitting down on stools with pails
between their knees waiting for the cows to back up to be
And now the two cent fare law lias been declared uncon
stitutional in Pennsylvania. It would not be surprising to us
to see such a law decided unconstitutional in every state in
Plow Shoes I
The Journal force will observe Monday as "the day we
celebrate." In consequence of which there will be no paper
issued on that day. Those interested will please remember.
An Iowa physician, lias issued a warning to women to
beware of kissing men who wear beards. Whiskers are germ
breeders. All beardless editors will please assist in circulat
ing this valuable information.
Plattsmouth will have a doings of their own next Monday
and in a manner commemorate the deeds of those who fought
that we might enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We invite our farmer friends to join us.
What about the Merchants' Carnival? Xow is the time
to begin to move briskly in that direction. The Fourth will
soon be over and the work of organizing the various commit-
ees should begin. Let us have a carnival that will be a ear-
nival in the fullest. sense of the term, and make a show that
will be worth coming many miles to see. Let us begin the work
now, and keep it up until all arrangements are perfected.
We're ready for Spring plowing with a splendid line of Plow
Shoes the best that's made We are showing several good
styles and we guarantee every pair of Plow Shoes we sell.
The leathers are tan, raw hide and Kanganoo calf,
double or single soles, bellows tongue, nailed shank.
ALL SIZES! t
$2,00, $2.50 S3.00 to $3,50
If you are interested in good Plow Shoes, Sir, you'll be in
terested in ours, for Plow Shoes could not be made better.
Fetzer's Shoe Store.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
A decision of the Court of Appeals of Xew York in a
."so which grew out of a dispute over the right lo a car seat
lolds that placing a piece of baggage in a seat does not pro
mpt me space. Uie court rules that passenger cars are to
carry persons, not baggage, and that filling a seat with lug
gage (onfers no title to the seat on the owner of the grip. In
other words, if a traveler vants to nv.ke sure of sitt'ii.r in
an crdinary dav cor. eh, he or she must take a seat and 'iv:
There is a probability that if the bank iniarantv law is
knocked out by the supreme court, the governor will imme
diately assemble the legislature to remedy the technicalities
which seem to be objectionable to the law as a whole. Tn a few
more years if the republican party is kept in power, there will
o no power in the states which the national government will
el in duty bound to respect any further than it suits its pur
ges, tioverner Miallenlierger, in speaking of the court' s
action, says: "The people of Nebraska have expressed thorn-
elves in favor of the guaranty of bank deposits. When the
opponents of such a measure will not let the state courts pass
upon a matter in which the people of the state are primariarily
interested and force the matter into the federal courts, which
lave no connection with the atlairs ot the individual state, it
merely means that the enforcement of the law has been do-
ayed. Ihe people of the state have spoken and thev will not
c denied even if the fderal courts do provide a temporarv bul
wark for the opponents of a bank guaranty act."
" Hilly Sunday drew $(?,0J-J.2t for his six weeks campaign
in Marshalltown His converts total 1.S7J. The total cost of
the revival will be about V.S!U.r;. There were U.000 peo
ple in at endance at the last .lay's service and the converts
numbered JJ.. Exchange.
If the koihI old fathers in Israel could arise from their
,u ineir oninounM lonns and intelectual vigor and see
bow the ) plain, simple religion thev taught "without
and without price" has been converted intn ,n..,.
mo wouui no doubt wnnt in vM 11 111 i l 4, Iv.X.lt.v.. -v f ..1..
content to rest in the homely religion they taught from the
same bible now used by Hilly Sunday. Cut out the money
consideration and Hilly Sunday would probably return to basV
ball. We have absolutely no patience with the money making
religion as taught, by Hilly Sunday. There is no foundation
..." s..pciMruciure. Me isn't worth the price. His religion
tl'V"10 !oinl k,,ntl vanishes when the clouds pass
away tro-1 the bandstand of reason. The good, old fashioned,
uc.nuly rel:g,on ,u taught by the old fathers in Isarel comes
down o us hrough the ages as a beacon light to the mariner
on a stomy night outs.de the harbor. Too much commercial
rc'igiou has heen harmtul to the cause of real Cliristinnitv.
"U Here's Your Tariff Revision.
' "Anticipating the effects of the present provisions of the
Aldrich tarilT bill the prices of men's clothing have been sent
:kyhigh within a veck. Clothing dealers report that suits that
could be bought a week ago for $J0 are now marked to
$o5. Staple worsteds and woolens have all taken a ,T) per
-cent rise in the last few days. Coupled with the tariff antici
pation is the increased cost of scoured wool, which a year
'ago cost 4(. cents a pound and which today is quoted at 75
yvnts. Clothing sellers look upon the situation with much sat
isfaction, their position being much stronger than it has been
The foregoing is a Xew York Associated Tress dispatch
that appeared in metropolitan daily papers. How comforting
it must 1h to the poorer classes who are obliged to buy cloth
ing as well as to those who voted for Taft on his oft-repeated
pledge to the downward revision of the tariff. With nil the
pandering by congress to the protected interests, have you
seen one word written in the pending tariff bill concerning
the lalwring classes! Working men everywhere wen duped
into voting for Taft on his promises of radical reform in our
exorbitant tariff taxes. In return for their votes thev are now
taxed higher than ever for the actual necessities of life. Hu
that is what they voted for and they are getting it in two
Every now and then we hear of the "Iowa plan," and no
loubt others have wondered what it was, or amounted to, and
we propose to' give our readers an idea of what that plan is.
It is a new schedule which Iowa is developing, and the interest
in the plan is working day by day. AV. J. Pilkington is editor
of th Merchants' Trade Journal, a magazine which is being pub
lished solely to oppose the encroachment of the mail order sys
tem upon the small town. Mr. Pilkington is to be the businesss
dictator of the town of Dexter, which has 800 people, for a
period of seven mouths. He is in absolute control of every
bank and business house in -the -town. -He dictates the -policies
of each, spends their money, superintends the buying, author
izes retrenchments in different departments and expansion in
others, places the advertising and regulates the conduct of the
clerks, besides ptting into effect his ideas on how the city gov
ernment should be run in order to boost the town and bring
people there to trade. His control began on June 1, and will
continue until January 1. In the several intervening months
he expects to increase the amount of sales. Double the profit
of every merchant in the city and make Dexter a larger town.
This immense task lie has undertaken just as an experiment,
nad it will be watched by the business men of the entire country.
On memorial day and on February 12 our thoughts go
nck to Abraham Lincoln but on the Glorious Fourth of July
thev go awav back even of the time when Lincoln was a child
o that early period in our history when our population was
sparse and thinly scattered along the Atlantic sea board, when
we had no money in our treasury, when we were fighting des-
cratelv lor our liberty against one of the strongest nations
in the world, and our half-clad soldiers stained all the paths
around Valley Forge with the blood of their unprotected feet.
In the midst of the celebration s noise, generally thoughtless
and silly, let us call to mind those soldiers, and their leaders.
Surely the Almighty in His universal program of training and
developing the human race, is using this nation, hlse, why
in our most cntcal tunes do men of vast genius appear to lead
us on and up. This thing occurred in 1S(1 and it occurred in
ii") to 18,00. The greatest of generals were raised up to
lead our armies. The most astute ambassadors we had to rep
resent us at foreign courts. America never had a more wise
and thoughtful representative at foreign court than old Henja-
mine Franklin. And towering over and above all is the
"Father of His Country," George Washington, one of the
greatest military leaders and strategists, one of our greatest
presidents and statesmen, one of our biggest souled men. with
a sacrifice of himself and his personal interests, that is almost
Christ-like. Thoughts of these men and what thev were and
what they did, should come to us on the Fourth of July as
comes to us the sacred fragrance of perfumed flowers, pressed
by vanished hands. We all like to remember and revere the
memory of those who fought and bled that we might live to
enjoy life and liberty, and we hope the youth of the land one
hundred years lience will celebrate the great natal dav just a
cheerfully and joyfully. Long live the Glorious Fourth of
F'or years there has been a republican rinz in
ty, and in the selection of the ticket by the cotjne at Ween
ing Water a few days si is the best evident in the world
that ring si ill lives to impose upon the s::s:,cs ti.n
Many people mistake good intentions of editors for
malice. Proper criticism is always for the betterment of thr
community. The only question involved is as to what consti
tutes pri-per criticism. On that it is quite likelv that the
critic and the criticism will disagree.
SLATE RULE IN OLD CASS.
A m;:n who calls a spade by any other name is either a
poor judje of a spado or don't know one when he sees it. A
political party committee that assumes authority to sneak
for the whole party and then calls its deliberations party
action and party expediency steps out of the path of fair
ness, and what the committee does or says does not necessarilv
Diiui me party in question unless an agreement has been en
tered into by the party and the party has given its consent.
This is true of any and all political parties.
A i)oi nt in view is the action ot some members of the Re
publican county central committee that met at Weeping Wa
ter recently and framed up a ticket for the various county
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or; ices lor me lortiicoming tail election. This state now has
a fair and just primary law. At the primaries it is the pri-
vnege oi i!;e legal electors to exercise their citizenship and
cast a vote for their choice for candidates for all offices to be
filled. This being true the voters of the Republican -party of
Cass county do not' approve of a slate inade up bv a few
party leaders. The object of the hlmwood and Weeping Wa-
i :a. i: i i i ii i . n
icr commiuee meetings may nave neon iieui in me interest ot
harmonj, and good men may have been selected for candi
dates, but the rank and file of the party still believe that thev
have a light to enter into and become a part and parcel of
any and oil things that mean success or failure to the princi
ples they enpouse. No man, even be he at the head of a politi
cal combination, is in very truth able to stand alone. Sup
port ho must have, and his party must be recognized im
partially to merit that support which means success.
For years some Republican leaders have connived at dic
tation. This was done at the recent conclave at Weenine- Wa
ter, as well as at Elmwood, when proposed candidates were
named. Perhaps these men will be selected nt the nrimnries
--perhaps the selections were wise ones but the fact remains
that the selections were made by a few instead of the
All over the county the Republicans disapprove of the
central committees' action all out over the county Republi
cans are awakening, and if any good man who was named at
either Elmwood or Weeping Water by the County Republican
i-uuiiuiiii-u urns in ihj nit! cuuicu m uie primaries u is possioie
that his disappointment may come on account of Republi
cans tiring-of a few men telling them what they shall and
sliall not do. It always pays to be fair and it always ne.vs to
take the men who do the voting into full fellowship. It this
is not done the men who do the voting the bulk of it at
least will revolt and may give their support to others at
the primaries not indorsed by a few who seek to sneak for
all. What the people want in all parties, political, are the
best men obtainable. The dav of "he's irood onmio-h" fans
gone. There lias been an awakening of Republicans and
Democrats alike. The voters not onlv demand p-oo.1 and
callable candidates, but also demand the'right, under the law,
to neip make mese selections. 'I lie Courier speaks for any
and all parts of the county. It also speaks for T iOiiisviMo a
portion of the county that has been a hewer of wood and a
i auler of water for many years, and has received but little re
cognition nt the n.Kids of a combine that has already existed
too long. The time to pause and do a little hard thinking is
GUTHMAN &CORY, Proprietors
Plattsmouth. : : : : Nebraska
KATKS $1.00 PICK DAY
We Solicit the Farmers' Trade
l f and Guarantee Satisfaction.
WII1CX IX THE CITY CIVIC US A CA LL
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