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The - Plattsmouth - Journal
?Mti Seml-Weeklj it Plattsmouth, Nebraska CZJ
. R. A. BATES, Publisher.
E Hare J at the PjstoXue at PlatUmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
fLSO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Great Britain's Income tat fluc
tuates according to the needs of the
fOTcrnmcnt. In our money the fluc
tuation is from 10 to 16 cents on
each $5 of Income.
Are you gotag to the O. A. R.
Reunion at Weeping Water tomor
row T A big game of ball between
Plattsmouth and Weeping Water
teams, and many other amusements.
Get ready and go.
Judge Sedgwick's nomination by
such a large vote Is certainly a hard
Mow to the Sheldon faction of the
Republican party. The Judge a a
candidate for one of the threo ap
pointments under the new law, but
Instead of appointing this eminent
jurist, Governor Sheldon appointed
Rose, the man who handed down
that "thin" derision In the non-partisan
Next Saturday the M. W. A. log
rolling takes place, at Union. This Is
a county association of all the camps
In Cass county, nnd the program for
the event Is one that will Interest
nil who attend. The Union people
have mado arrangments to take tare
of a largo crowd, and there will bo
ball games, races and amusements of
all kinds, good and plenty. If you
want to enjoy a day's outing take b
day off and go.
Liberal I and his wonderful hand
and grand opera singers at the State
Fair, Lincoln, September 6 to 10.
Their music pleases all classes, It
Is wortli going across the slate to
hear them play "America" and no-
tire how the great crowd In the
auditorium Is thrilled as the fanfare
of the trumpets and trombones
sounds out over the grounds like
some great hnttln call. Four con
certs by this band each day.
There will bo nothing doing In
the county campaign, and will not be
until the season's festivities are all
over. The namisiiaKing win men
begin In earnest. The candldatea
who can wield the broadest smllo
nnd shako the hand most cordially
will be the lucky ones. Hut re
member the. farmers are smart existence equally abhorrent to
criminal In too many communities.
More young girls are ruined by the
slanderous tongues of the gossips
than by any other source, but they
are allowed to reside In all com
munities to apply their nefarious
Commenting on the Income tax
the Rochester Herald (Rep.) says:
"Rut ha it not occurred to Presi
dent Taft that if the American peo
ple wanted the Income tax and the
tax on corporations they would have
elected the advocate, not the op
ponent of them? Nobody supposed
that Mr. Taft was running for presi
dent on the Democratic platform, or
was In secret a believer In Demo
cratic principles." Has It ever oc
curred to our Rochester friend that
Mr. Taft has found U necessary to
raise money to cover the deficiency
which the Republican administration
bus brought upon the country?
When the north invaded the south
to strike down the bonds of slavery
Its cause was Just for an equality of
nen Is pledged to all who come un
der the folds of the stars and
stripes. In a nation which Is com
mitted to that equality there can not
exist a system of tariff privilege for
any considerable length of time, and
the west has fenrlessly come to a
realization of that fact. In every
state they are now lauding the by
gone slavery ns a condition of Joy
ous existence compared with the
drudgery and the hardships to which
the tariff barons would now reduce
the American people. The genera
tlon of today knows of slavery only
by traditions; It hears of the old
mammy's love and the old man's de
votlcn; the songs of the cotton fields
and corn brake, the nights of laugh
ter and of glee; of kind old masters,
of happy lives from hoe to banjo.
There was a break In the harmony,
f r the constitution of the United
Stall s of America could not provide
for a country to exist "half slave
and half free." If a nation should
go to war soino fifty years ago to
destroy tho slavery of happy slaves,
It la extremely possible that a nation
will arise mightily some day at the
ballot box to destroy a condition of
kept. Granitoid walks and stone
s j('t crossings are replacing the old
vcden walks. All these changes
hae taken place since June 1, when
Mr. PHklngton assumed charge.
One day recently the streets were
crowaea wun town people ana coun
try people who bad come to take ad-
antage of the bargains the Dexter
merchants offered especially for the
occasion. A negro string band and
quartet played on the streets all day
and the crowd which was there was
evidence that they had come as a re
sult of advertising and boosting.
Then there were contests for the
leanest couple, the largest family
and the man with the biggeBt feet,
besides contests for corn, apples,
potatoes and eggs. The winning corn
was 14 feet 10 Inches in height.
the mainspring of your every action
under such circumstances?"
The Fowler letter is another piece
of evidence that Speaker Cannon is
going to have a hard time holding
his organization together at the
next Besslon of congress. Fowler
himself has many followers and his
removal from the chairmanship of
the committee on banking and cur
rency wasn't in itself an incident of
much significance for his ideas on
currency reform are not in line with
those of the Republican majority.
Mayor Dalhman and W. B. Price
have been secured for a joint
debate on the temperance question
at the State Fair auditorium, Sep
tember 9. This, it is believed, will
be the largest drawing card of the
entire fair. Dahlman's views are as
pronounced as Patrick's, or more so,
and those who go expecting to hear a
verbal clash are guaranteed to get
their money's worth. The State Fair
management is not handling the at
traction, the temperance forces at
University Place being primarily re
XKXT A DEMOCRATIC COXGKliSW
I - ATTFMTinn
Taft's message to the country on
the tariff bill reads like a poor ex
cuse is better than none."
Governor Shallenberger will be
here next Thursday to address the
old pioneers. Come and hear him.
There Is some talk of organizing
a company to build a wagon bridge
across the Platte river, north of
town. We don't know whether such
an enterprise would benefit the busi
ness Interests of Plattsmouth or not.
It don't appear that way to the
An auto driver was brought back
from Falls City Wednesday to Ne- business
braska City for high speed through worry over and discuss, with here
the latter city. He was fined $25. and there an older head conscious
This la simply a- sample of justice of what it means to the rising gen-
that will bo meted out to some fast eration. The complete evil of the
auto drivers through the streets of Payne-AIdrlch-Taft measure has not
Plattsmouth If some of them are not yet touched the masses In those cen-
aiore careful. ters. The west and middle west Is
:o: alive to its Import. The smallei
They are advocating a free bridge 5uRlnC8a nian confl(ient that the con-
across tho Missouri river at Nebraska , must bear the greater part ol
City. Had there been built a free Lne burden ,8 plannlnK to Bave hla
Let us show you our line of Hay Tools. We are
sole agents for Star, Louden and Ney Hay Tools and
can compete with anybody, no matter where located,
on prices. Let us show you the
London Hay Fork Returner
and snatch pully, which saves you almost half the
time and labor necessary in unloading hay in a barn
at an expense of less then $5 00. Once used it will
never be discarded. Also mower sickley and sections
of all standard makes.
Plattsmouth, : : :
In the great eastern centers of pop
ulation where labor Is more or less
controlled at the cashier's desk of
the Immense manufacturing concerns
the tariff, in the main, is an obscure
and indefinite something for men of
and the professions to
bridge across the Missouri river at
own skin, cousclous, however, that
1-iaunmuuiu iweuiy-nvo yenrs aKo he hag a baU,e before ,,im nut thc
we could now boast of a city of 15,- tarIff problem ha8 been wafted from
000 people instead of 6.000. Such a one end to Uie other of the nation;
1 1.1 - 1 J iL A A A ".
onoge wou.u oe worm iiuu.uuv a ,t nas been dlnned ,nto the ear9 of
year to the business Interests of the 80poo,000 Americans, and a great
cnough to know whether the cordial
greeting Is given with good Intents
or were to gain votes.
Tho minority lender of the Demo
cratic house Is the Hon. Champ
Clark of Missouri. Ho believes the
prcspects for the party In congress
ere most promising becauso of the
Payne-Aldrlch bill. Champ Clark Is
one of tho most accurate political
prognosticates In tho land, and If
tho Democrats do not gnln control of
the lower bouse of congress, on ac
count of tho refnrlous Payne-Aldrlch
tariff, there Is but llttlo hope
that they ever will.
American spirit of freedom.
a i:v una in roosting.
From tho view point of the
"standpatter," Senators Cummins,
Dolllver, Ileveridge, La Follette and
others of the Republican Insurgents,
are little less than traitors to the
Republican party. Yet, when all Is
considered, what have they done?
Nothing but voted In the interests of
their constituents. If there are any
traitors It Is those members from
the west who voted for the Payne
Aldrlch tariff bill. Such fellows as
Rnrkett and Itrown.
A neighboring town furnished an
illustration of the damning results
often resulting from gossip, says the
Lyon Sun. A young girl died of
typhoid fever and the gossips began
to whisper that alio died as the re
sult of disgrace. It reached the point
where tho coroner felt compelled to
empannel a Jury, fcsve the remains
exhumed and a post mortem held to
prove the girl's virtue. Gossip Is
a practice which becomes almost
Over In Iowa theie Is a town by
the name of Dexter. It Is not a
large town, having less than one
mousand population. The mere hauls
and business men generally conceiv
ed the Idea of placing the business of
the town under the dictatorship of
V. J. PHklngton of Dos Moines. Me
has a contract whereby ho Is ab
solute dictator of the business of
'hat city for seven months. Re
cently tho town was visited by near
ly 100 Iowa merchants, who went
simply to see what was to bo seen,
and observe the system Mr. PHk
lngton employed In Introducing city
nietiiods in country stores. The
July, 1909, business of the town
showed a gain of 4 7 per cent over
that of last year.
"We have caught the boosting
spirit from Mr. PHklngton," Allen T
Percy, mayor of Dexter, said "Our
stores have done a larger business
but the real good has been In waking
our people up to the realization that
we should, make Dexter a pretty city
Our streets are already 100 per cent
better and we believe we hnvo the
prettiest lawns of any town lu the
state. Everyone has become
booster and Is trying to build up
Prizes are offered each month for
the best kept lawus, with the re
suit that the lawns are all well kept
There Is an absence cf rnss an
weeds In the streets, tir.C ? Though
they are dirt streets, tley ara well
1 ne pyro-aero sensation or the
century. Pain's stupendous thrilling
"Rattle in the Clouds." At the State
Fair, four evenings, September 6, 7,
8 and 9. The most entertaining open
air creation ever conceived; 250 per
formers, a great outdoor stage, mas
sive realistic scenery. A fleet of
fiercely contending airships. A stu
pendous war spectacle. It is gigantic,
thrlling, realistic. In front of the
Most of the voters of Cass county
are opposed to third termers. They
believe two terms Is enough for any
county office. The Republicans had
an opportunity to nominate John
Rusche for sheriff, who would make
Just as efficient official as the pres
ent incumbent. Four years ago John
I). McRrlde ran for the third term,
because no ono could be found to
majority of that number is aware
that the tariff session at Washington
promised to reduce the cost of living
It promised a revision downward
and the work of the session will be
judged by the results.
So far In the cities they have had
Suits )f clothes heretofore Bold at
$10, now $12.50.
Calves' liver, a few years ago,
free, now 14 cents a pound.
Lard, formerly 9 cents, now 13
Pork, nenrly 100 per cent Increase.
Granulated sugar, formerly 4 1-2
cents and 5 cents a pound, now 5 1-2
nnd 6 cents.
Increase In the cost of stockings,
In fact, there has been an Increase
In practically everything entering
Into the dally life of the average
working man In the city with the ex-
take the nomination, and was forced ceptlon of newfiPaPr8. magazines
upon the ticket. But the present
! sheriff has no such an excuse. No
ne cried third term four years ago
than he did.
and street car transportation.
Tho tariff bill Just passed the con
gress Insures an Increase In the cost
of many of the necessities of life and
a decrease In none. The Issue of the
The mate fair board promises to campaign of 19 10 will certainly be
furnish four evenings of great en- tne tariff, no matter how Industrious
tertainment during the fair this year. and expensively the protected In-
t great expense they bring the King terests work to keep the schedules
of Pyrotechny, Pain of New York lntaa- me newspaper and the can
with all of his new and novel fire- d,dnte wn,ch demand a repeal of the
works and devices and great gorgo- l8rlff 8ot orth ln the Tayne-Aldrlch
ous spectacle, "The Rattle in the 0,11 wU1 be acc"sed very probably of
Clouds." It Ih a Imttlrt Bppn that a desire to disturb business. The
will look like the real thing. Man-Usents of the tariff barons will con
euverlng cf air shins, the ultimatum tlnually demand that nothing be
of war, the bombardment with the done t0 check the business rally.
fiery destruction of the city. Four Frora a11 Bldes 'nl come PPpals to
evenings, September 6, 7, 8, and 9. "M wcl1 enouBh alone." To "stand
at the grand stand. Pat" tf he voter8 w" be asked to
;o: send back congressmen to uphold the
In an open letter to the Czar of president's hands. Every resource
the House of Representatives, Con- will be drawn upon to Insure a house
gressman Charles N. Fowler pours of representatives that will not alte
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w.o uui miui lino uiu job nooui or amend tne rayne-Aidrlch meas
right, nnd very Justly, too. Here Is ure.
jusi ono paragraph that ought to And herein lies the Democratic
hold the deceitful and arbitrary old opportunity. The Cannon congres
rooster a little whllo: "Do you sup- tonal ring Is headed for a plunge
poso that I was not aware of your The cry to uphold the president
ignorance, prejudice, inordinate con- hands has a double meaning. The
elt, favoritism, putrid preference! president upholds the hands of Can
md that like nil such characters r.on and rf Aldrlch, and the last tw
people will seek vigorously to upset
Mr. Cannon, and there are sufficient
votes ln five states of the middle
west not only to turn Cannon out of
the speakership, but to turn the
present minority Into a majority.
And the middle west has refused to
accept the tariff bill passed by Mr.
Taft's leaders and approved by Mr.
Taft. Despite the criticism that has
been justly poured out upon a few
of the Democratic members of con
gress for their tariff actions, Champ
Clark has kept the Democratic ship
pretty near to her course. Some left
him, when their aid was needed, but
the record of the Democratic party
In congress Is In accord with the
party professions and party prin
ciples. Those who have followed Mr.
Clark's leadership and 90 per cent
were loyal have not faltered in
their opposition. The Democrats
were not permitted in the conference
though members of the committee;
their views were neither asked nor
accepted; they were denied a voice
and their responsibility was thereby
It Is just as well that the Repub
lican party took full responsibility
for this measure. The western
branch of the party declines to ac
cept that responsibility and a split is
reated which cannot be easily heal
ed. The party leaders, however, hav-
ng sufficient votes to force the meas-
re through, were in no mood to
take counsel from the western asso
ciates. They were established for
the Information of the American peo
pie that a tariff revised by Its friends
Is a tariff revised for the enemies of
the masses, and when the voters
gain are given an opportunity to act
It is not to be expected they will
quietly accept this measure. Those
who are responsible for the accept
ance of tbi) Payne-Aldrlch bill have
their hands full at the coming elec
tion. All of w hich is as It should be.
President Taft said: "The bill Is
not a perfect tariff bill or a compli
ance with the promises made."
The New York Times, which sup
ported Taft loyally, Is now opposed to
him because he has not fulfilled his
Congress reduced chloroform from I
20 to 10 cents per pound ln the new
tariff bill. Evidently that was done
to chloroform the voter 'so he can't
see the other Iniquities of the bill.
We agree with Governor Johnson
of Minnesota that the great west
should see to it that it is better
represented in the framing of the
laws and control of the vast Inter
ests of this great country. The
New England tall has been wagging
the middle west dog Just long
Taft has begun making his ap
pointments for census enumerators,
and warns them that they must not
associate politics with the work.
Is like giving negroes the freedom
of the melon patch and suggestlag
to them that they should eat no
melons. Would a duck swim?
According to the metropolitan
journals the price of rubber automo
bile tires has been advanced 17-1-2
per cent by the trust. Congress in
creased the tariff on rubber 5 per
cent and now the protected trust
jumps the price to 17 1-2 per cent. Is
there a farmer or business man who
is silly enough to believe that the
new tariff will be worth millions to
Nebraska? It simply means higher
prices to the consumer and increased
profits to the trusts.
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Those Republicans who are wor
rying themselves sick because the
eight o'clock closing law 13 the only
one of the bills passed by the legis
lature that has stood the test of the
courts, should remember that it is
the only one Republicans wish to see
stand, as they figure it will give
Democrats trouble. The bills that
the people really want the courts are
ready and apparently willing to knock
out whenever the Republican leaders
demand it. The non-partisan Judi
ciary 13 apparently needed ln Neb
raska. Geneva Gazette (Rep.).
Two years ago, thoughtless Re
publicans in this county elected a
Democratic county clerk, treasurer
and superintendent of schools."
News-Herald. Thoughtless Republi
cans! Thoughtless! What does that
word mean? A standard dictionary
defines "thoughtless" as "dissipated,"
"loose," "stupid," "dull," blockish,"
"doltish." And the leading Republi
can paper of Cass county applies all
these vile epithets to the many good,
respectable, substantial and honor
able Republicans of Cass county, who
voted for W. E. Rosencran3, Frank
E. Schlater and Miss Mary E. Foster!
And this Is how this same Republi
can paper is supporting the straight
Republican ticket, by such vile abuse
of many of the best Republicans in
Cass county. It looks as though A.
L. Tldd Is still editor of the News-Herald.
But we notice that he chooses rabid
possessing absolute powers, malice Is I shake hands with the trusts. The' politicians for his appointments. This
H. D. Davis of Logan, la., spent
last evening ln the city the guest of
his aunt, Mrs. J. H. Thrasher. Mr.
Davis' wife Is In the hospital at Om
aha, having been taken there for an
operation for appendicitis recently,
and he took advantage of his pres
ence ln that city to run down here
for an evening with his relatives,
returning to that city this morning.
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Order to Show Cause
In the district court of Caws enmity. Nebraska
In the matter of the Kuardiunshlp of He
Campbell, a minor.
Thecause came on for hcarlntr noon the peti
tion of .lames M. Campbell, trtiardian of Kee,
I ampliell. a minor, praying for a license tosell
the undivided one half of the north half of tho
west half of the west half of the so-.Mhwewt
diiarterof section, township II. raitw , In
( ass county. Nebraska, fitr the purpose of con
verting said property Into money to assist !
advancing t he education of said minor and for
It Is therefore ordered that all persons In
terested In said estate appear before me at my
office In the court house at Plattsmouth. Ne
braska on the Itlth day of October 1WW, at the
hour of I o'clock p. m. to nhow cause whr a
license should not I irranted to said miardlan
to sell said real estate.
Dated this ath day of Aturust 1900.
lUuvrr 1). Travis.
n - Judceof the DUtrlet Court.
It. O. Dwyer, attorney.
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