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The - Plattsmouth - Jo al
GZD Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, hebiaski tva
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
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Joe Cannon says he Is going to put
the obstreperous representatives In
the frying pan. The other represen
tatives will bo kept chopping wood to
keep the fire going.
From Omaha comes the announce
ment that Senator Norris Brown is
"ferninst" the new primary law. Will
Norris please have it declared un
constitutional? Kearney Democrat.
Weeuppose you noticed that Taft
did not mention "Aldrlch's splendid
tariff measure" In the state of Ne
braska. He tackled It In Iowa nad
Colorado, but remained silent In Ne
The supreme court adopted Judge
John J. Sullivan's report on the ex
press companies' contest over the 25
per cent reduction of express charges
In this state, and held that the re
duction shall stand. The present
members of that court know well
that the legal opinion of Judge Sul
livan is always right. That's the rea
son he should be elected to a seat on
the supreme bench.
Reeports from all over the state
are to the effect that Judge Good is
meeting with a great deal of encour
agement In his race for member of
the supreme court. lie Is a popular
man wherever known and his chances
for election are excellent. He has
many friends In both parties In jCass
county who will support him at the
polls. Ten years a district Judge cer
tainly fits him for the higher court.
William Allen White of the Em
poria Gazette has the nerve and au
dacity to speak right. out In meeting,
and this Is what he says: "There Is a
great deal of boisterous talk from
the gods of the machine, about In
surgents who havo 'been read out of
the party.' These editorial expres
sions will serve to show that the In
surgents have public opinion behind
them, and that they are still tho bone
and sinew of the party, and It Is en
couraging to reflect that not one of
them has been discouraged or dis
mayed by the thunders from the
Winona Sinai." State Journal.
The people generally will com
mend Mr. Bryan for declining a Joint
debate with Senator Bailey as to
whether or not it Is Democratic to put
raw material on the free list. It
would have been a great debate, for
In all this country there are no two
greater speakers than Bryan and
Bailey, but as Democrats they could
do no good by such a meeting for
their party. There are very much
wider differences among tho Repub
licans on the tariff than there can
possibly be between Bryan and
Bailey. If either of these gentlemen
wnnt to debate the tariff let them de
bate with Republicans. Democrats
have had enough troubles by the dlf
erences between the leaders, and wo
are certainly glad that Mr. Bryan re
fused to lend himself to a debate,
which could have had but one effect,
to Increase them. The people Just
now want to know how much they
will have to pay on what they buy
under the Payne-Aldrlch bill. It
matters very little whether Bryan is
right or Bailey on the question of
free raw material, a good deal to the
country Is how deep Into our pockets
the new tariff duties dig. Nebraska
It Is said that tho scheme to have
the present postmaster "fired" be
gun Its hatching about six months
ngo. If this Is the case, It Is nothing
more than a conspiracy to down an
honest man and a good citizen. The
schemers have evidently been after
Mr. Smith's scalp ever sinco ho was
IN AD VANCE
It Is rumored that one of the ap
plicants for the postoffice is accused
of practicing the same scheme that
the present postmaster la charged
with. Now, how about It? If this
should prove true, Is he the proper
person to succeed Mr. Smith?
la not the county commissioners
responsible to the taxpayers for
their acts? If they are, why do they
permit a county official to go quarter
after quarter without demanding an
accounting f his stewardship? The
county Judge, the county clerk, treas
urer, and, in fact, all county officials,
except one single one, have had to
render quarterly reports to the com
missioners, and why have they let
this one slip so long?
FIGHTING FOU PKOPLF,.
Cummins and Dolllver appear to
be a team representing the state of
Iowa with more force than any other
state in the United States can pro
duce. Watch this brilliant pair of
Iowa senators for results. It's the
people's fight they're going to wage,
and the people are well represented.
Mason City Timeso.
DUTY AHOVK PARTY.
Judge B. F. Good of Wahoo, Dem
ocratic nominee for supreme Judge,
was mingling with Papilllon voters
Monday evening and Tuesday fore
noon. Judge Good has a splendid
record as district Judge in his dis
trict, where he has been elected for
three terms In a strongly Republican
district. He Is absolutely honest, a
learned and able Jurist, whose de
cisions have seldom been reversed by
the supreme court, and a man who
pinces duty above all other demands.
His election will be a distinct credit
to the state. He Is making a splen
did campaign. Papilllon Times.
TUB PKAXUT PKDDLKIt.
On September 25, the editor of the
Bee, the sneer that wreathes his
classic features a little more deeply
marked than usual, seized his trusty
pencil and dashed off the following:
The list Of dellnnuent rarnnrntlnni
doing business In Nebraska which
have not Dald the tax rennirod hv tha
new corporation law Is to be adver
tised in two newspapers to be desig
nated by the governor. We see a
fine chance for Governor Shallenber
ger to give a reward of merit by des
ignating two staunch non-partisan
Democratic papers. Will he do It?
A few days later the governor act
edand he did not "do It." He
named, Instead, but one "staunch
non-partisan Democratic newspaper,"
to wit, this one, and one staunch non
partisan Republican newspaper, the
Whereupon the editor of the Bee,
nothing daunted, but considerably
enraged.sneers out loud and declaims
Why should the Fremont Herald
(a Democratic naner) not hnvnnrlnr
rights over the Lincoln Star? Why
snouiu tne South Omaha Democrat,
whose editor sacrificed three months
of his time last winter as state sena
tor to help put thU law through, take
a back seat while the rewards are
handed over to the enemy? Why
should Democratic dallies like the
Pluttsmouth Journal, the Nebraska
City News and the Hastings Repub
lican be relegated to the mourner's
nencn? Why should the Lincoln
Stnr, professing to be Republican,
be selected by the Democratic gover
nor ns beneficiary of half the appro
priation made to reward Democratic
newspapers? Perhaps some of the
Democratic, dailies who were left out
In the cold can furnish the answer.
The Omaha Bee is edited on a
pretty low plane, these days. World
The Republican protectorate over
Mormonlsm extended by Mr. Roose
velt has been continued by Mr. Taft.
The by-products of religious creeds
nnd cults which contravene conven
tional morals, and Incidentally, stat
utory law, become manifestations of
Ir.c Tenure predilections if political
fHith is of the rlsht order.
We make no indictment of Mor
mon morals and enter no hint of. the
application of the constitutional guar
anty of freedom of rellglous'belief ;
that Is a political affair. Brigham H.
Roberts, Mormon leader, was denied
a scat In the national house of repre
sentatives in 1898 by a vote of 268 to
50. Reed Smoot, Mormon apostle,
was allowed to retain his seat in the
United States senate in 1907 by a
vote of 42 to 28. Roberts was a Dem
ocrat. Smoot is a Republican of such
fervor that he voted with Aldrlch 128
times out of 1 28 chances on the tariff.
Against Roberts 168 Republicans
voted, while one voted for him and 96
Democrats voted against him and 48
for hlra. The Republicans nine years
later were all but solid for Smoot.
It took the Mormons more than the
two years that elapsed between the
admission of Utah to "statehood and
the election of Roberts to congress
to solve the curves and turns of pol
itics. But by the time Smoot arrived
In congress they had passed from
what Spencer might call an Indefinite,
Incohorent state of homogeniety to a
definite, coherent belief that they had
votes enough in Utah, Wyoming and
Idaho to keep the Republicans on
their side forever.
Nothing has been revealed to show
that what was said of the Mormons
when Roberts was on trial was not
true when Smoot was under Are. The
Mormons were the same then and
now, but the political shifts have been
great. Senator Dubois, speaking of
the Smoot resolution, said:
"Not ten senators would vote for
Reed Smoot if they read the testi
mony. But I know that strong in
flaences are at work here. The pres
ident of the United States Is the open
friend of the senator from Utah. You
all know it. The country knows it.
He wants htm seated. You have got
the Mormon vote. You have every
one of them on the Republican side.
But It has cost you the moral support
of the Christian men and women of
the United States."
The Mormons are now politically
sophisticated. They have the votes.
They have learned that the way to
the Republican heart Is through the
ballot box. "The Holy Ghost and Us
society" should note the quality of
protection before next setting out In
a leaky craft on a voyage to Jeru
salem. "The Flying Roll" and the
"Disciples of Benjamin and Mary"
should count up votes and appeal for
a protectorate while the anarchists,
practical and Ideal, should note that
the door Is open for them when they
can solidify and carry a county or
two somewhere. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
CliOTIIIXG I'NDKH PKOTKCTION.
One of the matters the people
had In their mind when they asked
the government to arrange the tariff
law so that It would bear a little
less oppressively upon them was
clothing. Clothing costs far more In
the United States than It does in any
other part of the world, though this
country produces most of the world's
wool. In spite of the fact that this
nation sella abroad vast quanitles of
both of these principal materials for
clothes-making, and that with Us Im
proved machinery and Intelligent la
bor it ought to beat the world, the
price of clothes Is higher here than It
Is anywhere else in the yorld; and the
reason Is that the tariff schedules
are so high as to tax all the people
through every article of clothing they
buy, almost entirely for the benefit
of a few mill-owners who have done
nothing to earn this fat special privi
lege. Congress did not lower the wool
schedules. It Is asserted, In Its de
fense, that It did not raise them,
either, though until the full extent
of the sleight-of-hand work accom
plished by Aldrlch Is laid baro, no
body can bo sure of that. Congress
did not lower the cotton schedules,
but it did raise them, and it raised
most henvlly thoso covering articles
which most people buy because most
people can afford nothing better.
These things were done by the tariff
which President Tart praises, and
for voting against which he has
chastised the insurgents of the west.
These abstract facts are mode more
Interesting by a few figures. Cloth
ing has already Increased In price,
and still further Increases are pro
mised for next spring. The suit of
clothes that you used to buy for 16
is now $20; and the additional $4
represents your tribute to the wool
trust and the mill-owners, though
there was a large tribute in the old
price of $16. The wholesale manu
facturers have to pay more for cloth,
linings, and trimmings, and so they
declare they are compelled to raise
prices and, w hat Is worse, to cheap
en the quality of the goods.
The consumer has this tempting
choice: He can pay $23 for the kind
of suit that he bought last fall for
$20, or he can pay the old price of
$20 and get for it the kind of suit
that he could have got for $16 last
A patern of goods that used to be
sold to the manufacturers at $1.75
per yard now costs him $2.10. It
takes three and a half yards to make
a suit so the added cost on this Item
alone la $1.22. Adding In the ad
ditional cost of trimmings and lin
ings it is estimated that the Increase
In the making a suit of that cloth la
A dealer quoted by the Cincinnati
Enquirer says: "The retail store
keeper who has a run on suits that
he pays $15 for and sells at about
$22 if he wants to hold his $22 price
will have to take an inferior quality
of suit. He will get a grade that
sold for about $12 previously and
which he used to sell in his store
Another dealer says that " it is
simply a hold-up behind the tariff
fence." This man bought a lot of
cloth for $2 a yard that sells the
same goods from the same mill for
85 cents a yard in England. The
suits made of It are sold to the re
tailer for $16.50 and to the wearer
$25. If the cloth could be bought
at the English price, 85 cents, the
retailer would get the suit for $10
and the wearer for $15.
And so it goes, throughout the
list, thanks to the tariff law which
the president of the United States
Is praising In the name of Republi
can "party solidarity." What does
the wearer of clothes, thus robbed,
care about "party solidarity?"
Horace White, formerly editor of
the Chicago Tribune, says of protec
tion as exemplified by the Aldrlch
bill, that "all the arguments for It
have been dried up and blown away.
Nothing remains of It now but a
mere case of grab." Horace got hold
of the milk In the cocoanut at the
You can bet your bottom dollar
that If George P. Melslnger Is elected
county commissioner, no county of
ficial will be allowed to go for
months and months without render
ing any quarterly report, as In the
Instance of the present sheriff, who
seems to have defied the law in this
respect. Vote for George P. Mel
A vote for Frank E. Schlater Is a
vote to retain In the treasurer's of
fice for a Becond term one of the
most efficient men that has ever held
that office. The treasurer's office Is
the most responsible position In the
gift of the people of Casa county.
Mr. Schlater has filled the office to
perfection for one term, why not
elect him for the second? Is there
any plausable excuse to be given?
We think not.
The farmers, and, in fact, every
one who hns had business with the
county clerk's office in the past four
years, or during Mr. Rosencranss'
incumbency, are truly in love with
Clell Morgan's manner of doing bus
iness in that office. He has been
deputy clerk in that office and bo
well has he performed the duties,
that those who know his excellent
qualities so well, know that he will
make an ideal chief of that office.
People of Cass county know a good
man when they have business with
him and that's one reason why they
will vote for him.
TO Ol lt PATRONS.
Nearly five years ngo we launched
the Dally Journal. We experienced
up-hill work In making It a success.
..u.t put fcrth our earnest ener
. s to pi o the people a daily, of
which any city of the size of Platts
mouth should fell proud. The Jour
nal and the building it occupies is
owneJ by us, and not by a Joint
stock company. Nor was it estab
lished In the Interest of any candi
date for congress. Our plant is one
that la second to none in any city
from 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants in
Nebraska, or any other state, and
we have employed our time, both
day and night, to make it such.
While we have used our every effort
In making the Journal a success, we
do not overlook the fact that the
business men generally, Irrespective
of party, have rendered great assist-!
ance by their very liberal patronage J
In helping .us in this direction, and
we hope they will continue to do so.
Ere the dawn of 1910 we expect to
make other important Improvements
on the paper and put in other ma-'
chinery and material. Sickness in!
our family, which has caused hos-j
picnl bins of several hundred dollars
haa made the delay of these Import
ant Improvements. We hope our
frlenda will stand by us In the fu
ture as they have In the past, and as
sist ua In making the Journal print
ing establishment a greater enter
prise for Plattsmouth than it has
We have stood up manfully for
liattsmouth's every Interest, and
done It alone, without the organiza
tion of any stock company to place
our plant upon a safe financial basis,
and we expect to put forth our ef
forts in the future as we have done
in the past, and give our patrons
Just as good service as we possibly
can until our sick get home. In con
clusion we again extend oud thanks
to the business men of Plattsmouth
for their very liberal patronage In
the past, and hope they will continue
the same in the future.
TAFT TURN'S TURTLE ON TARIFF
When President Taft signed the
Aldrich-Payne tariff bill he volun
tarily stated that the measure did
not meet with his entire approval,
nor that of the people generally,
and that it was not In accordance
with the Republican platform. When
he started on his political trip into
the west he was met at Chicago by
Speaker Cannon, who informed him
that if he persisted in minimizing
the new tariff law it would result in
the overwhelmning defeat of the Re
publican party in the next congres
sional election. Instead of standing
by his convictions the president Im
mediately changed front. He became
more interested In the Buccess of the
Republican party than In the wel
fare of the mass of the American
people. In his Winona, Minn.,
speech he lauded the Aldrich-Payne
tariff bill as the best ever enacted.
This was an insult to a majority of
the people of that state. - Both the
Republican senators and all except
one congressman from Minnesota
voted against the new tariff bill.
President Taft has started some
thing in Minnesota that shrewd pol
iticians of his own party fear he can
not stop. He changed front too
quickly on orders from Speaker Can
non, against whom there Is now
HE NORTHWEST: Cheap one-way Colonist f?res to the North
west, ruget Sound and California, September 15th to October 15th;
daily through trains to the Northwest via the Great Northern; also via
the Northern Pacific. To California, daily through tourist sleepers
via Denver, Scenic Colorado and Salt Lake City.
ROUND TRIP TO PACIFIC C0AST:-Very low Seattle and California
round trip excursion tickets on sale during September. This is the
last chance to obtain these cheap rates for the greatest railroad jour
ney in the World.
EASTB0UND: Special round trip rates to Chicago, Kansas City,
Lincoln, Omaha, St. Joseph, St. Louis, August 28th to Septetnr 5th
and from September 11th to September 19th. Daily low thirty day
round trip rates from Chicago to Atlantic cities and resorts.
September is the last month for the special vacation rates to Colo
rado. Ilomeseekers' excursions September 7th and 21st.
;of special rates.
waging a fierce war in his own
ranks. Our preniJent is too pliable.
HIGH TARIFF AND PROSPERITY.
High Tariff and General Prosper
ity are having a hard time to prove
to the world that they are the har
bingers of peace and plenty. To
celebrate the adoption of the new
and upwardly revised tariff law In
the Interests of the laboring classes
a big strike was Inaugurated at Mc
Kee's Rocks, Pa., the center of big
Steele manufacturing, and before it
was ended nearly a dozen men were
killed and a numbr wounded by the
stato militia. The workingmen
thought that as the protected inter
ests had been amply provided for In
the new tariff bill their wages should
have been proportionately advanc
ed. But they appealed in vain.
High Tariff and General Prosperity
sat on their protected breastworks
and simply gave the workingmen the
arctic smile. We are the paymasters
and we hire labor at our own price.
We had the tariff law passed for our
benefit, and as It haa cost us a great
deal of money to get it, we don't
propose to give any of It to you. That
was the reply the workingmen got
from the men seated on the protect
ed tariff wall. The result was a
strike, a lot of dead and wounded
men and the air filled with the hys
terical shriek of the widow and the
wail of the orphan. And now an
other strike is on in the same place.
Protected powder and lead will
probably kill more than unprotected
IOWA AND SHIP SUBSIDY.
The present Iowa delegation In
congress will find in the history of
the delegation chart to guide thtir
course upon the sea that ship sub
sidy champions would now have
them explore. In all the years since
men doing business upon the sea
have wanted the men doing business
upon the land to make up a purse
for them, the Iowa delegation in
congress never voted to compel thoir
constituents to make the contribu
tion asked for, and only two years
ago the delegation, still under the
control of Senator Allison, marked
out a course for Itself as a delega
tion. If any Iowan In congress or
out, now wants the delegation to go
beyond where that conference blazed
the way, it will be well to study the
motives and character of the pro
poser. Sioux City Tribune.
Ex-Congressman Pollard is at
tempting to go back to congress on
this identical proposition, and It is
rumored that Old Joe Cannon Is
coming to this district to "butt in"
for his nomination. Well, let him
Money Conies in Bunches
to A. A. Chlsholm of Treadweil, N.
Y., now. His reason Is well worth
reading. "For a long time I suffer
ed from indigestion, torpid liver, con
stipation, nervousness, and general
debility," he writes. "I couldn't sleep,
had no appetite, nor ambition, grew
weaker every day In spite of all med
ical treatment. Then used Electric
Bitters. Twelve bottles restored all
my old-time health and vigor. Now
I can attend to business every day.
It's wonderful medicine." Infallible
for Stomach, Liver, Kidneys, Blood
and Nerves. 50c. at F. O. Frlcke &
Shorthorns for Rule.
Three good registered Shorthorn
yearMng bulls for sale. Also good
fresh milk cows. Mark White.
Good Farm for Kent J. H.
Becker, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Consult nearest ticket agent; he has latest advice
W. L. PICKKTT, Ticket Agent.
L. W. Wakkley, G. P. A., Omaha.
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