The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 20, 1909, Image 2

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    The - Plattsmouth - Journal
f Published Seml-Weeklat Plattsmouth, Nebraska r
R. A. DATES, Publisher.
E.ite.-ii at tha Posta.'fke at Plattsmiuth, Nebraska, mccrd-elas
When Taft conies to Omaha this
week just watch Dllly Hayward and
Little Mr. Rosewater holding on to
his coat-tall while he sojourns In the
An Omaha optician bought a farm
of 306 acres near Central City In
1900 for $30 an acre and Bold It the
other day for $81 per acre net. And
still there are farmers in Nebraska
who think it Is time to bunt up a
new farm in far off Canada.
Some Republican papers are of
I fering very flimsy arguments In
shielding the supreme court for Its
action on the non-partisan Judiciary
law, passed by the legislature. The
fact is the law wns all right, and
rank partlsanism Is the only cause
for such a decision. The people are
favorable to non-partisan courts,
and they will have them In Nebraska
sooner or later.
nilly Hayward and Vicky Rose
water Bcem to be "all in all" the
Republican party in Nebraska. Hay
ward will have his choice of being
the Republican nominee for gover
nor or for congress. If he decides
he wants to go to congress, and ho
can get Rosewater to consent to his
notion, Tom Majors will be his
choice for governor. Dllly and Vicky
will have everything their own way,
or they are not going to play, you
can bet your bottom dollar on that.
The edict has gone forth to this ef
fect to the Republican masses.
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Every one who has read Judge
Sullivan's, letter will respect him
more highly than ever. It Is a
plain, honest expression of the great
est Jurist that ever sat upon the su
preme bench of Nebraska, and de
acrveB great thought from the voters.
He Is not a man that will beat
around the bush to make votes, and
would rather the people of the state
would understand where he stands
than be elected this fall a member
of the "supreme court. Every voter
should nd in ire such a man upon the
supremo bench.
An excellent proposal has been
made by Director Durand of the
census bureau to farmers through
out the country with a view to ob
taining accurate reports In the agri
cultural census to bo taken 'next
year. He advises farmers to make
a moro or less detailed record of
their operations during this present
year In order to co-operate with the
census taker, who will visit them
next April. It Is assumed, of course,
that tho bookkeeping of the average
farm Is quite as well looked after
na the other departments of farm
work, but It Is pointed out that the
entries mnde this year should be In
line with points to be covered in
the census.
Talk about your llvo towns, but
Louisville conies in for her share of
the honors In this direction. The
right kind of boosters are at the
head of tho management of that
town. They took a notion all of a
sudden that they wanted a street
carnival, and It did not take them
a half day to raise the money to do
the business, and on September 23,
24 and 25 the grand event comes
off. They are not half way boosters
up there, and when they take a no
tion to do anything they go light
after It without much parleying. Re
member the dates. "
The best evidence In the world
that there should bo' a non-partisan
Judiciary, Is tho manner In which
tho Republicans on the supreme
bench treated the non-partisan Ju
diciary law, passed by tho legisla
ture last winter. The courts of the
land should be non-partisan. A
Judge should not let politics inter
fere In rendering a decision, but
there have been Judges who have
been guilty of so doing. Elect Judges
Irrespective of their politics, and
then there will be no occasion for
them to be Influenced by party af
filiations in their actions on the
bench. Let the courts be free from
politics and all parties will receive
Justice at their hands.
According to a special to the Om
aha Ree from Lincoln, some of the
Republican county assessors are op
posed to the law passed by the legis
lature last winter, wherein It pro
vides for the election of precinct as
sessors instead of giving the county
assessor power to appoint them. The
election of precinct assessors is
what the people desire, and where
the shoe pinches the most Is that
giving the county assessor the power
to appoint assists In building up a
political machine In the counties
controlled by Republicans. We have
failed to hear any complaint from
Democratic assessors. "Let the peo
ple rule."
It will be a cold day In August
when C. O. Whedon succeeds In
getting Slippery Elmer to debate the
Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill with him.
The fact Is, Ilurkott is unable to de
bate the question with a 10-year-old
school boy, and at the same time
give a plausable excuse for going
back on his constituents. Mr. Whe
don Is pretty smart, and has a long
head on his shoulders. He knows
that If he can get Durkett in a Joint
discussion he would do him up to a
fare-you-well, and that it would sil
ence Durkett so effectively that he
would never be heard of after serv
ing his present term as senator.
Doth are Republicans, but ono Is
with the peoplo of Nebraska and
the other Is against them.
The Democratic newspapers, those
especially that are so officious In
the matter, should let up on the
gubernatorial agitation. Let It pass
until after the election this fall, any
way. All this discussion for and
against Mayor Dahlman Is uncalled
for. He is a better Democrat than
some of those fellows who keep
barking at his heels, and he has
shown It time and time again. In
ense Governor Shallenberger is re
nominated, and we can see no reason
why he should not be, every Demo
cratic vote will be needed to elect
him, and those papers that are howl
lng down Jim Dubinin are doing the
party an injury. Mayor Dahlmnn
has thousands of friends In every
section of Nebraska, and the work
these newspapers are doing Is simply
calculated to do a great deal of harm
when tho proper time arrives.
The Republicans are casting
about for. a suitable candidate for
governor and are suggesting many
names, but they seem to overlook
the man who will most likely re
ceive the nomination. We refer to
ex-Governor George Sheldon of Ne
hawka, Cass county. Tho question
of prohibition Is one that will have
to be settled next year, and It will be
a hot fight. In all probability the
Democrats will declare in favor of
county option and the Republicans
will come out flat-footed for prohi
bition. Sheldon realizes this, and
lust week, in welcoming a number
of ministers who held a meeting in
lila town, he fdlscussod the liquor
question and announced that ho was
a prohibitionist. He made tho state
ment as plain as ho poBslbly could:
"I am a prohibitionist," he said. That
means Hayward, Tom Majors and
several others will have to get into
the prohibition band wagon If they
want to stand any show for the nom
ination next year. It was a bold
strike on the part of Mr. Sheldon.
Nebraska City News.
Judge Good is now in his 50th
year, twenty-five years of which
time he has been a resident of Wahoo,
Neb., and the office he now holds is
the first and only one he has ever
accepted. In view of the abova it Is
not too much to say that If elevated
to the supreme bench he will make
one of the most able, fearless and
Incorruptible Judges the state has
ever known, and his election would
be a distinct recognition of the non
partisan sentiment so largely prev
alent throughout the state among
voters of all parties. Wahoo Demo
Last Tuesday Judge B. F. Good of
this city, with Judge J. J. Sullivan
of Omaha and Judge J. R. Dean of
Broken Bow, was nominated for
Judge of the supreme court by the
Democratic ana People's Independent
voters. In this regard we desire to
say that Judge Good Is unquestion
ably the strongest candidate any
party could name In this Judicial dis
trict, where he Is best known, having
served the people on the district
bench for almost ten years. An evi
dence of his popularity in this dis
trict la shown by the following ser
ies of election triumphs: In 1899
Judge Good defeated Judge Sedg
wick of York by 2,009; in 1903 the
district was Republican by approxi
mately 700 votes, but Judge Good
was elected over his opponent by
908; In 1907 he again won out by
1,116. In this year the district was
again normally Republican. Nothing
can speak stronger for the popularity
of Judge Good In his home district
than his continuous endorsement by
the voters of all parties. While serv
ing his first term, with the assist
ance of Judge Corcoran, he publish
ed tho popular legal work, "Nebras
ka Instructions to Juries and Law
This book has had the largest sale
of any local legal work ever publish
ed in the state and the large edition
Is now nearly exhausted. Ho was
ono of the lecturers In the law de
partment of the state university as
long as Judge Reese was connected
with the institution. In his ten
years of service on the district bench
he has had the least number of re
versals at the hands of the higher
court, than any judge in the state
for a like period, and during all that
time has never held a railroad pass
Believing that railways do not grant
these favors without expectation of
future reward he has always declined
to become a pass rider. In his ad
ministration of Justice he has been
fearless. When necessary he has not
hesitated to call grand Juries for-the
suppression of boot-legging, gamb
ling and prostitution, evils that are
dlfllcut to reach by any other method
and the fact that today there
is not a house of prostitution or
gambling hell In the Fifth district is
largely due to his fearless and ener
getic administration. During his
servlco on the bench he has tried
many celebrated cases, among which
are the Champion desertion case of
Seward county and the LUlle murder
mystery at David City.
The special correspondent of the
World-Herald from Lincoln says: To
tho recent rumor that Will Hayward,
chairman of the state Republican
committee, was groomed for con
gressman from the First Nebraska
district at a meeting of stand-pat Re
publicans at Washington at tho close
of the special tariff session of con
gress is now added the information
that Hayward was told exactly what
view to express regarding the bank
guaranty in Nebraska, and that hla
rabid speech beforo tho stato conven
tion of Republicans was practically
dlt. luted from the leaders back east.
It la said that this conference
was the sourco from which a tip
came t tint llaywnrd should be made
chairman of the state committee
again, a tip that bowled Clyde Ber
nard aside from a position which he
had securely within his grasp.
The Hayward conference at Wash
ington was a puzzler at the time.
Hayward came bark with his lips
sealed. His first definite utterance
on anything was his speech attack
ing C. O. Whedon for his views on
bank currency. Then followed an
other artistic job of silence. ' Next
Hayward said that he would express
his views on the primary through a
magazine article, and did not care to
be quoted on the subject.
After this more silence.
The curious feature 'of the recent
rumors is that they come from Re
publican sources that have Interests
at stake in this year's and next year's
elections, and that riayward has gone
to no pains to deny the statement
that he will be lined up against Ern
est Pollard and other First district
The shoe manufacturers of Mass
achusetts tell us they are pleased
with the provisions of the new tariff
law. Certainly, when hides were re
duced and shoes were Increased.
When Taft went up and down this
country promising tariff revision
"downward" prior to his election, he
may have meant what he said. But
if he did he has since shown a' re
markable capacity to back track in
obedience to the behest of the great
With meats, groceries and cloth
ing climbing higher and higher the
laboring man is wondering why his
wages don't climb too. He Isn't a
part of the graft that goes with the
game of prosperity. More tariff and
Taft and the laboring man will be
come a serf.
Peter Mortensen, formerly state
treasurer, was a caller among his
friends at the Btate house Tuesday,
and being mentioned as a Republican
candidate for governor, of course,
greeted his friends quite warmly. In
cidentally, he indicated his belief
that Governor Shallenberger would
be a hard man to beat for re-election.
Peter Is pretty well posted on the
politics of Nebraska, and knew what
he was talking about.
President Taft has begun tl
notable 13,000 mile journey which is
to take him into every section of the
union, and has delivered bis first
message to the Americav people
since the adjournment of the special
session of congress.
It is a message that will prove
neither pleasing nor encouraging to
those who have been hoping that he
would take advantage of this trip to
place himself courageously at the
head of the progressive element of
the Republican party.
For the first important pronounce
ment he makes Is to take a flat-footed
stand In favor of a gigantic central
bank of issue. He couples this with
a warm eulogy of Senator Aldrich,
to whose financial plans, as yet un
formulated, he gives in advance a
blanket endorsement which cannot
but sound ominous to those who do
not believe, with his friend the pres
ident, that the controlling purpose of
the life of the senator from Rhode
Island is "an earnest desire to aid
the people."
The fundamental purpose of a cen
tral bank of Issue, as stated by the
president himself, is to "place some
form of control over the money mar
ket and the reserves In the hands of
an intelligent body of financiers re
sponsible to the government." The
president, of course, agrees heartily
with his pure-minded and unselfish
friend, Senator Aldrich, that it will
be Important to keep this central
bank, with Its vast powers, "free
from Wall Btreet ' influences" and
free also from "manipulation for po
litical purposes."
These soft words will butter no
parsnips. Intelligent men know that
whenever "an intelligent body of
financiers" Is placed in Biipreme con
trol of the money volume it means
Wall Btreet financiers, and Wall
street In control. So, too, do we
know that when we speak of the
financiers who are to be entrusted
with management of this bank and
bo with control over currency and
credits and prices, as being "respon
sible to the government," It is mere
ly a euphemism which ever so deli
cately suggests the real fact, which
is that the government would be re
sponsible to Wall street.
In our mind's eye we. can see the
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"intelligent financiers" of the First
National bank of New Y'ork, of the
City National, of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.,
of J. P. Morgan & Co., and others of
similar caliber, unselfishly and patri
otically taking plenary control of the
money volume with an eye single to
the general welfare, and their'hearts
deeply impressed with a sense of
their "responsibility to the govern
ment!" We can see these same eminent
financiers, with great statesmen like
Cortelyou, Frank Hitchcock and oth
ers to aid them, and with a presi
dency and a congress hanging in the
balance, scrupulously refraining from
using the decisive power vested in
their hands to defeat the election of
candidates who sacreliglously chal
lenged their divine right and were
seeking the overthrow of their sys
tem Senator Aldrich's mission is but
half performed.
With the invaluable assistance of
the president of the United States he
was able to write upon the statute
books a tariff law which lays tribute
on the entire country for the benefit
of the cotton and woolen manufac
turers of New England and the great
Industrial trusts of New Y'ork, New
Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Now, again with the assistance of
the president, he means to vest su
preme control over the banking busi
ness of the country, and over the cir
culating medium, in ths tender keep
ing of "intelligent financiers" who
are, of course, "free from Wall street
If, after this has been accomplish
ed, there still remains any loose
change anywhere in the country on
which the Atlantic seaboard has not
been given a first mortgage, Senator
Aldrich, again abetted and supported
by the admiring president, may for a
third time indulge his "earnest de
sire to aid the people" by saddling
us with a shipping subsidy.
Great is Aldrich and Taft is his
prophet. World-Herald.
Keep It before the voters of Cass
county that George P. Meislnger is
one of the best and most competent
men that ever ran for the office of
Low Rates
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west, 1'uget Sound and California, September 15th to October 15th;
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ROUND TRIP TO PACIFIC C0AST:-Very low Seattle and California
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September is the last month for the special vacation rates to Colo
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Please call
and soo my
line of hats.
county commissioner in Cass county.
Being as honest as the day is long,
and well qualified in every way for
this responsible position, the tax
payers can depend upon their Inter
ests being carefully guarded in his
Can a candidate expect the sup
port of his opponent at the primary,
in the general election, when he and
his closest friends went over the
county and told that he was illiterate
and incompetent? ,
If the people of Cass county are
favorable to a third term in office
they will vote for Quinton; if not
they will support Ed. Tutt for sher
iff. No man could possibly be more
opposed to a third term four years
ago than the man who is now run
ning himself for the third term.
The Weeping Water Republican
editor never attempted to be funny
without making a damphool of him
self. In referring to what the Jour
nal said about Miss Foster's excel
lent qualities for the office she is
ably filling, the grouchy editor of
the Republican tries to be smart,
but if there is any sense to what he
says in reply to the Journal's article
we fail to detect it. While talking
of grouchy newspaper men, Olive
comes very near taking the whole
bake shop.
For four years D. C. Morgan has
served as deputy county clerk, and it
Is the universal sentiment of all those
who have had business In that office
that a more genial, competent man
never served the people of Cass
county. "Clell." as he Is famillary
known, Is an out and out gentleman
wherever you meet him, in or out of
office, and his excellent qualities for
county clerk is accepted as among
the very best of those who have held
that office. A vote for Clell Morgan
means a vote for a splendid official,
and no mistake, and that he should
be elected will be the decision of the
voters at the polls this fall.
Paints at Gering's. . ; -
for Autumn
Consult nearest ticket agent; he has latest advice
of special rates.
W. L. PICKETT, Ticket Agent.
L. W. Wakelhy, G. P. A., Omaha.