The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 02, 1909, Image 2
The - Plattsmouth - Journal t Published Seml-Week!f it Plattsmouth, Nebraska 3 R. A. BATES, Publisher. K iters 1 it tlu 'J at PUttsrn uth, Nebraska, as second-class matter. fi.30 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE hoiH-t-t atfi't Ion f desire for the of-'wibt of the Mississippi rher will be fires iiml a v. 1 21 i t g in ."- to do any- many times ijuadruph-d? Won't the thin? In reason (,r cut to get the changed conditions that are thereby After all these flno rains serve to nhow thut Ncbrimka with Its fields of grain and torn Is but tho fabled Ml Dorado which Coronado sought HO IniiK- Tim 1 il of Union itlaaya ap preciate their old settlers reunion nnj the people of Pliit t Hinoitt h nftcr the Mk fall festival will appreciate their full festival. If lhy d!l have tho big wind, Hie people of Texas lire oonKrntulallng Iheiiim lv b they had a fifty million dollar rain to roooinpciiHO them for (he loss the wind caused them. ; o ; Weeping Water ulways Humes that their Kin nd army reunion I- something ft x dates by. liulls luoiith will dale everything from the big fall feHllval after Septem ber a. Tho poor Italian Ik rapidly be coming Amerlrunl.ed and up to the minute. Notice how they struck yos terday nt I ho paltry dollar and n hi)lf of tho 1 1 ti 1 1 1 it k t n and wanted a dollar and hIx hits. The committee racing money for tho big fall feHllval Is having good toicceHS mid this Is ns It should !. The fall feHllval means much for the city mid its merchants and Is a sraiul, good thing for the people. busy and iunko good soon or the It behoovei tho Wrights to get two Frenchmen Hlerlot and Latham will obscure them completely. While tho Wright" had always encounter ed too much wind or breaking a rudder or doing some other unusual and uncalled for piece, of work, the two Frenchmen are getting busy and boldly skimming out over the sea In nights which menu something. Tho flight of Hlerlot across tho English channel marks an epoch In traveling the nI r und ho Is deserving of tho utmost credit for It. Scorning the Idea of a HlKht about the confines of a lot, he boldly ventured Herons tho sea and demonstrated that nerve Is all that Is needed to make the air ship a go. :o: JOHN V. 1(.i:mh lU.I It. VOl. M. The nbovo from tho State Journal furnlhhe excellent reading for men of all parties, and especially that party which Is now In power In Washington, and which Is so elo quently forgetting Its promises. What Is said In that editorial Is plain truth and all parties will profit by noting It. Tho Journal yesterday printed the news of tho passing of one of tho city's best men w hen It chronicled tho death of John V. Mgenberger. Little can this city afford to loso such men as Mr. Mgenberger has proven him self to be during his long residence here. An untiring worker, it man of the utmost enterprise and one who ever had the interest of tho city at heart he had taken an active part In all deliberations whlih were had for the city's benefit and his son Ice Invarl ably, was of the best. From a small commencement Mr Those men who think Senator Mgenberger had built up In this city llui'kctt cannot be re-elected senator are about right. Tho next senator from Nebraska will bo a Democrat and mm who won't have to keep his ear to tho ground to know how to vote, -::- When you meet a man from Mint wood ho always says "come to our rhautauqua." Tho man from I'latts mouth wants to say "eomo to tho biggest and best fall festival ever held In southeastern Nebraska" for that Is what will happen hero Sep tember 1 to 6. Tho two Nebraska senators are hsld to bo waiting tho word from home. If they have tho welfare of tho people at heart, they should not have to watt to hoar from homo bo fore deciding how they will vote on the Infamous Ahlrlch-Payno Mil. What they are waiting for Is to know If tho powers that bo In Wash Ington will allow them to vote their convictions or Insist that they vote they are told. :o: The biggest fall festival of all will bo held In I'lattsmouth September 1 to 6. Remember thai :o: Ah Is always the case, the city of riattsniouth will send a big delega tion to Union for tho old settlers' reunion on August G and 7. And tho village of Union and Its adjacent territory will also send big delega tions to I'lattsmouth for tho fall fes tival dining tho week of September 1 to G. The business men of the city who have so encouraged the committee on the fall festival deserve commen dation for their acts and their con tributions. They have done hand somely and the conimltteo has not near finished Its work. Let the re mainder of tho business men do their share and I'lattsmouth will furnish the people of Cass county a great, big show this f;dl worth seeing. -:o:- n business of much Importance and extent. With always a strict nd herenco to sound business piimi puis and with the utmost Integrity, ho had Impressed upon tho local business world his stamp as the kind of a business man needed In every community. In these days when "high fin ance ns It Is called, runs amuck and ho who can suddenly grow rich by devious methods Is considered a live business man, J. V. Egonborger presented the picture of a Btrong, sturdy, upright, old-fashioned busi ness man whose Ideas were those of common honesty, of giving every man his due and exacting In return only that which was his. Modern men may call this out of date and old fogy but It stands Immutable as tho ages a lasting monument to real worth and sterling character As was said before, few are they who can bo so Illy spared and In common with those who feel tho great value of a good man gone, the loumal hows Its head In grief Tho Democratic state convention adopt cil a platform thnt has tho true ring. It declares unqualifiedly for a bank guaranty law, something tho people want, and it declares un (lualllledly for a non-partisan Judic iary. This latter Issue Is the one of this campaign, nnd tho people wh'o favor having ii court before which partisanship will have no standing must vote for Judges John J. SiTTT7 vnn and 11. F. Good, who are tho Democratic candidates for the bench. In addition to being law yers of great ability, time tried and tested, they represent the non-partisan element of the people. To vote for a non-partisan bench vote for Judges Sullivan and Good. wrought make radical changes? Isn't It possible that the railroad systems of the future will bo along lines of longitude Instead of upon lines parallel? Doesn't the all-rail Hill system from the I'uget Sound to the Gulf via Denver Indicate this change? Doesn't the railroad ac tivity In the establishment of ter mini on tho Gulf show a decided right-about-face movement on the part of long-headed railroad mana gers? These and other, equally Im portant questions are to be brought to the front at the forthcoming ses sion of the trans-Mlsslsslppl Com- modclal congress, which meets In Denver August 16 to 21. These dis cussions will not only engage the ablest minds In commercial life In tho western states, but the repre sentatives of tho South American republics will ulso participate. Some otherwise well Informed people still entertain the notion that that tho Panama republic is some where to the southwest and that the canal zone Is a public work that will perforate the Isthmus for the great er benefit of nations other than our own. They do not realize that tne Panama canal Is on a line with Buf falo, N. Y., and that ships carrying trans-Mississippi products, If they sail for Galveston, travejj directly east, and If from New Orleans the line of travel Is southeast. The Panama canal Is a highway in which the tranB-MIsslsslppl states are more directly Interested than almost any other section of country, for it 13 here and also In the Latin-American states that the greatest benefit will bo bestowed. All this and other In teresting matter connected with the zone will bo displayed In illustrated lectures by government experts nt the coming session of the trans-Mls- isslppl Commercial congress to be hi in Denver. Plow Shoes! DOC We're ready for Spring plowing with a splendid line of Plow Shoes the lcst 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. Half, double or single soles, bellows tongue, nailed shank. i i ALL SIZES! S2.00, S2.50 $3,00 to S3.50 If you are interested in good Plow Shoes, Sir, you'll be in terested in ours, for Flow Shoes could not be made better. Fetzer's Shoe Store. REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. hoi 1 1 5 l'.ST-M. 1 1 M 1'IIOIU'CTS NOT I5M P,()l(iUT. The announcement of temperance I leaders thut they want no political Issue of that nature raised this year. Is timely. Tho people do not care to Involve the fight for a clean Judl vlary In tho prohibition question which would bo tho case If this ques tion was brought to tho front this year. The liquor forces, prohibi tionists and thoo favoring regula tion of tho traffic want first of all a bench of non-partisan Judges and this Issue is far more vital than pro htbltlon or high license. From the State Journal it seems Congressman Nonis and W. M Andrews neither one believes Senator Durkett can wlw tho senatorshlp next year. Governor Sheldon Is tald to fed tho same way, and It Is suggested that a combination ef the three would tusko thing Interesting for Mr. Uurkott. There can bo no loubt ef It. If theo thteo get to jiithcr Senator Umkett will sure think It's an interesting time." Tin y will luuiit Fluid's suilp at their bilts without the idUhtost trouble and It would not be a bit l d fvir Nebraska If thl should coum to pass. ri.vn ohm itoNKsn. The Nebraska senators have heard from their state convention, and are now said to be mixed ns to how to carry out the Instructions of the convention. They construe It to mean to vote for tho bill Just as It comes from the conference commit tee. None expected them to do otherwise, although they had bo strenuously professed to be watting Instructions. Representatives Nor rls and Hlnshaw, It Is said, will vott against the bill. Their stand Is com mendable and makes both of them formidable candidates for Ilurkett's shoes should the Republicans con trol tho legislature. It marks a clear line of demarcation between the high tariff and low tariff forces In the Republican party In Nebraska, and there Is small room to doubt but the latter faction will control. :o: THM Tlt!S.MIsMNNl'Pl (OM It will be n hopeful sign and a helpful spectacle If tho party plat forms now to bo promulgated In Ne braska can lie made specific and sincere. Tho past year has been a hard one on party platforms. The platforms have not been more dis regarded than before, but an alert public attention has made the later broach of patty promise uncomfor tably conspicuous. The cold blooded repudiation of party pledges by many Democrats and Republicans In congress has fallen like a moral blight on the country, an object lesson In pelltl cal sharp practice. Such evil examples cannot much longer be tolerated. Tho platforms must either mean something or be abolished. The making of platforms "to get la on" Is a debasing lesson In cynicism, an Indefensible cent! deuce came. If the members of i party cannot Und common objects to tie to, If they must throw out for votes a bait of un Inexpedient ngt I cultural school hero, and Insincere piomltes of postal saving bank there. It were better their platforms MF.KCIAIj CONGIIFSS. Tho compilation made by the gov rntuent In 1903 gives the value of manufactured products as $2,522.- 508.212 from the trans-Mississippi section alone, divided as follows: Alaska, JS.244.52 4; Arkansas, $53, $6 1,3941 Arizona. $28,083,192; Cal Ifornla. $367,218,494; Colorado $100,143,999; llawaltl. $24.99 P6S; Idaho. $8,768,743; Iowa $160,572,313; Kansas, $198,244. 992; Louisiana. $186,379,592; Mln nesota. $307.S3S,073; Montana $6,415,542 ; Missouri. $439,548. 957; Nebraska, $134,9 1 8,220: Ne vada, $3,096,271; New Mexico, $3. i3ti,4b2: North Dakota, $3,462. I; Oklahoma, $16, 5 49. (56; Ore gon, $..3. 123; South Dakota $13,085,333; Texas, $150,328,389 I tah. $38,926,46 4 ; Washington $3,523,260. Granting these figure are approximately correct, what vast commercial possibilities do the open to tho future upon the complc tlon of the Panama canal. Isn't highly probable that the opening of uus international highway will so materially uilargo the maiket th U n t-it ixtvi f ' t nf i-.xii I I it . I niilu lli.i I .. " ' ""(the present prosperity ef the stst. :o:- WIIX Hereafter the war department Is not going to patronize any convicted trust. Dickinson has Instructed his subordinates, "with any corporation htch has been adjudicated to be a party to any unlawful trust or mo nopoly and to be carrying on busi ness In violation of law." Some people may wonder where the military Is going to get its pow der In the event the pending suit against Senator DuPont's company should have the outcome hoped for by the attorney general. Neither Is It obvious how we are going to keep on building up our navy, If this rule Is to spread throughout the other departments of the gov eminent. But these and other like questions can be handled when we get to them. The logic of the sec retary's order Is flawless, whatever Its consequences may be. There is no doubt, however, that the conse quences will br altogether whole some. If the trusts are as hateful to us as one would gather from our plat forms and campaign oratory, wo ought to demonstrate our harrowed feelings, t'nelo San cannot p-irsue and patronize a trust at, the same time without subjecting himself to the criticism of being Inconsistent even to the degree of that curious individual who was known a part of the time as Dr. Jekyll and an other part as Mr. Hyde. Very few of us have the full courage of our con vlctlons. Most of us. for example will denounce a trust until we are In danger of apoplexy and then pat ronlze It for the profit of a penny Which doubtless makes our wrath excite merriment In the trusts. And what Is worse, this failure to prac tlce what we preach, this fear of putting our theories to the test, re tards the solution ef most of our problems. riuio Sam will bae set a very good example if tho order of Secre tary Dickinson shall become tho rule in atl departments. If all of us should emulate It the giant mo nopolies would have a more con pelllg reason than the fear of f.n. nt to obev the law. Anyhow, the fait that the ordinary ci'.l.cn make Mm self ridiculous Is no reason why the government, should. ' ( And, by the way, if the govern ment knows a trust when It sees one and Is thus prepared to refuse to patronize It, what reason Is there to doubt that congress could put In successful and effective operation that repudiated plank of the Demo cratic platform, which provides that trust-controlled articles shall no longer be specially protected? The head of the war department has made an order which greatly em phasizes the wisdom and Justice cf rule laid down repeatedly by the Democracy of the nation, that trust- ontrclled articles shall be placed upon the free list, and the order of the department Is quite enough of itself to prove that the difficulties conjured up as excuses for disre garding this remedy for the trust evil at its most dangerous point are at the best wholly Imaginary. It will not be the least surprising if the best element of the Republican party should join in the adoption of this plan of the Democracy In order to require congress to do its duty In the suppression of this great and growing evil of monopoly, Just as other departments of the govern ment now seem disposed and deter mined to do. :o: ONE PROVISION OF THM ALD- iucii mm;. suffering among the poorer classes of this country. The New Orleans Times-Democrat thinks that this provision Is worse than the order during the war between the states which declared quinine and other medicines contra band. Our contemporary says: "It might well be called Acel dama, a tribute of blood from which thousands will suffer In dis comfort, In loss of sleep and possible physical injury, turned over, as they will be, to the mercies of blood sucking mosquitoes, that some other blood suckers may make more dol lars and double their profits by the almost prohibitive duty of 150 per cent. Nay, more; as the mosquitoes are the transmitters of disease, and especially of malarial fever, one of the greatest scourges of the south and west, claiming over 20,000 vic tims annually, the senate Is asked to vote to double the amount of sickness and suffering, to swell the mortality lists that a few persons may double their profits." The mosquito net is the sole pre ventive of yellow fever. , To some sections of this country it is more Important than any medicine. The death beds of medical martyrs have made a necessity of this former lux ury. Mosquito netting is more de serving of a bounty than a duty. Any attempt to make Its cost pro hibitive is ell night criminal. Will the president sign this measure? Charleston News and Courier. :o: Senators Brown and Burkett wanted their state convention to tell them what to do when It came to voting on the tariff bill. The con vention is supposed to have done so, but after reading the platform they confess to being slightly mixed. Did they expect the ambitious gentle men In the convention with an eye on their seats to come out flat footed and say what they wanted? We have not discussed any of the provisions of the tariff bill for the reason that we believe It will be vetoed by the president. However, one section of the proposed bill Is so monstrous that it may be well to call attention to It. The duty on netting, the material of which mos quito bars Is made, is increased from 60 to 150 per cent. It is hard ly probable that this duty will pro tect more capital than would a duty on tea, wnue me aouming or me !f tney dl(1 they nre altogether too price of a necessity will cause much jconfldlng for politics. ATTENTION Let us show you our line of II.iv Tools. We are sole agents for Star, Louden and N'ey ll.iy Tools and can compete with anyhody, no matter where located, on prices. Let us show you the London Hay Fork Returner and snatch pttUy, w s.tves you almost half the time and lahor necessary in unloading hay in a larn at an expense of less then $5 0. Once used it wi'.l never x discarded. AUo mower sickley and sections of all standard makes. Plattsmouth, Nobraskn.