The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 21, 1909, Image 4
The - Plattsmouth - Journal Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Nebraska R. A. DATES, Publisher. 4 t I matter. jl i; . i) .'lit A : i i; i itti aii:i, An: aaka, ssecond-cla s $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE worth of yarns the tariff tax would complete aurrender to the Aldrlch be 1 6.9 60. - land Cannon Influences. It may be If the importation were $5,000 jthat ne yet have the cour4ge t0 worth of fura the tariff tax would be!come out ln the open and 8ay that he $1,650. but If It were $5,000 worth opposed t0 lhe "central bank" y'hen Payne and Aldrich are dead and gone, they will still be remem bered for the deeds done In the body. But how will they be remembered? :o: "A poor excuse la better than ; oe" Bee ma to hold fast with some of the friends of Sheriff Qulnton. Their excuses are awful flimsy, but I taey do not Insist that he has abided by the law in making bis quarterly reports, as all other county officials have done. :o: There are vastly more consumers of the necessaries of life than there are producers. High prices make it profitable for the tatter, but to be honest, is it just to the majority? There are thousands who will have to live on stinted rations because of the iniquitous tariff that causes constantly increasing prices. :o: It Is said that the assurance six , months ago by the ring that put up (he job on Chet Smith that be should have the postofflce, is all that kept ' Henry A. Schneider from running for recorder for the third term. The power of the ring seems to be mighty and greater than the entire Repub lican party who are patrons of the Tlattsmouth pontofflce. :o:- D. C. Morgan, candidate for coun ty clerk, should be elected by a big majority, because he has demon titrated to the voters of Casa county that he would prove "the right man in me right place." Those who have known Mr. Morgan nearly all his life Isaow that he is qualified for' most aay position you put him In. As dep uty county clerk he has shown his blllty all along the line of ef. felenoy for chief In that office. :o: Senator John Tammer of the South . maba Dally Democrat hits the high ftlaces In the Cook-Peary discussion, our notion, as follows: "Com mander Peary had better put In a lit tle more of his time demonstrating to the dear people that he himself took h peep at the north pole Instead of trying to prove that Dr. Cook didn't beat him to It. The average Amer ican despises a knocker and Peary has certainly been a shining star In lhe anvil chorus ever since he heard that Cook had beat his time almost a jaar. This whole pole gag Is about the silliest and most expensive stunt that has been sprung on the suckers lately and a whole lot of people even denbt that either Peary or ' Cook rwuuu me poie ana ruiiy ns many wore don't care a dam." - :o:- HI'EAKEIl CANNO. of clothing that tax would be $4,330. If some New York millionaire brings in a $100,000 ocean-going yacnt tne tans wouia oe i35,uuu, but If the Importation were stockings the tariff collected would be $87,- 950. :o: its command of the rules, of com mittee appointments, of the right of speech, over to them, and in turn is intimidated or corrupted by its gift. The speaker levels at the house the batteries It has entrusted to him and Insolently inquires why a majority does not capture him. When the first man to move knows that he will be killed, so far aa his position in congress is concerned, shall we wonder the' majority is not quickly lorincomingT when a revolt of dangerous proportions gained head way last spring the political fortune ucm JU irum oj me speaker was used to purchase as well as punish, enough Democratic Hessians were found to save the day. Congressman Norrls cannot hope for pork for his district, nor infiu nnnn In W. l1.il m cuc m rrgiBiuuon ior aimseir bo long as he refused to be bribed or browbeaten Into subserviency to cannon and his agents. If there is any of the spirit of the Boston tea party in the 'Fifth district he will not suffer for his independence Home rule for the house of repre sentatives cannot long be deferred It is worth some saclflce to have a representative in congress of the courage and character to help bring this about. :o: DRIVEN TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AT THE BRIDGE. People of the weBt no longer are left in doubt where President Taft stands on the tariff question. His attitude Is that of Nelson W. Aldrlch of the Massachusetts mill owners and of the trust millionaires who have piled iip huge fortunes through the Iniquitous taxation of the necessaries of their fellow, men. "Thn fnri- blll Is the best the Reepubllcan party has ever passed," declares President Taft. . Jn addition." he tastllv the . Republican,, senators and congressmen'-who voted against the bill and asserts that further revision of t,he tariff1 at this' time Is not to be thought of. . Moreover, he openly de clares.that if the people seek further roliof tbeycan obtain It only through the Democratic party. At least this manes the Insue clear. The west Is given 'tby Vhoose between continuing to pay tribute to eastern greed and electing a pemocratlc congress that tariff robbers can neither control nor Intimidate. Chicago Journal (Rep.) -:o:- . NHOW THIS TO YOtlt IlKiM-n. MCAN NKKJHOnOK. It is announced that Speaker Can non Is coming to Nebraska soon to deliver a few speeches in behalf of Pallard, who aspires to again repre ent this district In congress. Pollard In one of the men that Cannon can depend upon, no matter what Is the question tinder discussion. As a Bhlp Buhsidlst Pollard occupies the front wmi.' congressman Norris of Ne hrask'a Is a man who contested for is rights, did not believe In the rulings of Cannon, and as a reward el his Independence lost his Import aat position on committee. Speaker Cannon says that a majority in the reuse can at any time break over Ms poweer. So could a lot of sheep 11 they knew which way to run and wouiu act intelligently. The party whip would soon bring the congress nen Into line, says the Nebraska City News. On this question the Lincoln Jour rial Bnys: The majority can rule in the hoime no more than a majority can rulo In a convict camp where all the wenpona are in the hands of the guards. There Is the beginning of the i rouble In the houso. Its only fierciRo of power Is to surrender It r" to toe npeaker and a few lleui.nants. It turns its weapons, In the making of a tariff law, one would naturally suppose that those least able to bear the burdens of tax ation would not be discriminated against in favor of those best able to pay the tax involved In any tariff levy. But what are the facts? The man who Imports $1,000 worth of diamonds pays a tax of $100 v Vvi tcui. ji ue imported a thousand shirts worth a dollar each he would have to leave at the cus toms house and tack onto his sellin prices $601.6060.16 per cent. If he decided that he would bring In $1,000 worth of champagne, one of the items upon which there is a lrrgo increase, the tax levied by the tariff is $500. If he brought in $1,- 000 worth of blankets he would pay a tariff tax of $1,645.42. If he brought In $1,000. worth of laintings and Btauiary, all he would une to pay as customs duties would be $200, but If it were sugar he would pay $788.70 . tax on $1,000 worth. If he brought in $1,000 worth of Jewelry ho would havo to pay $600 turlff tax, but If ho brought ln $1,000 worth of wool dress goods he would pay $1,050.92 tariff. If ho Imported a $5,000 automo bile tho tariff takers would relieve him of $2,250. If it were $5,001 As a humble advocate of Republi can principles, the Tribune Btandr ready to travel the roughest kind of roads on any errand in behalf of the Republican party. We do not ask that the party platforms shall be just as we would have them be. We do not ask that our personal friends be always in the leadership. But we do Insist that when the party, speaks in national convention, its decrees must be respected by all Republicans, from the humblest worker in the ranks, up to the president of the republic. Today we are face to face with a crisis in the party. We behold a president, elected by Republican votes, upon a platform pledging specific reforms, going about the country in the act of utterly repudiat ing some of the best planks in the platform upon which he was elected. President Taft has led the party to a dangerous bridge upon the poli tical highway. Tho Tribune cannot cross that bridge, even with Presi dent Taft for a companion. We can not roiiow tne president across a bridge so rotten that it is liable to dump us into that foul political sewer la which runs the refuse from the Aldrlch and Cannon establishment. We cannot repudiate the plank in the national platform in favor of postal saving banks, even though such approval would please a presi dent whom we have greatly admired We cannot advocate a "central bank," even if that good president shall tell us it is a good thing for the country. We cannot welcome the Rhode Island Aldrlch to these west ern prairies, even though he shall come by cl.rectlon of President Taft to teach western people "right Ideas" on the financial question. ... In taking this position the Tribune will no doubt be llBted with the "in surgents," and no doubt we shall be read out of the party by the Omaha Bee and other western Republican newspapers which presume to fix test of party loyality. We are more Intense today, in our Republicanism than ever before, and because we love the grand old party we cannot assent to a course of action which must lead the party into danger. If we read the signs aright, they clear ly indicate that the Republican party In state and nation must go down to certain and deserved defeat, 'if Presi dent Taft shall continue upon the lines laid down in his speeches on his western trip. He says in plain words that Senator Aldrlch Is the ideal Re publican. If Senator Aldrich is the Ideal Republican, then it follows na turally that President Taft would have all Republicans follow in the wake of John Rockefeller's personal senator from Rhode Island. The Trl bune cannot follow that kind of lead ership, and it Is just as well that we Bay it now as at some later date, be cause it must come to that in the end It is not pleasant for a Republican editor to be compelled to cease sup port of a Republican president and his policies, but when those policies run outside legitimate Republican lines, duty demands that support be withdrawn until the president shall get back into paths upon which an honest Republican may run without shame to himself and without Insult to his convictions. And as to President Taft, bo as to our Senator Burkett. The Tribune has been kindly disposed toward Senator Burkett for many years. W vigorously applauded him whon he announced that he would cut looso from tho Aldrich leading strings But great was our humiliation when wo found hltn voting nlways at crlti cal times In support of the Aldrlch program for legislation which gave the He direct to the plain planks In our national platform. It may be Senator Burkett has not yet made scheme of Wall street, and that be is ready to fight for the platform pro mise of postal savings banks. We hope he may find the courage to defy the big interests which have induced President Taft to try to force upon the party an endorsement of the plan of the criminal rich to control the finances of the nation through a "cen tral bank." But In case Senator Bur kett shall fall to rise to the emer gency, and ln case be Bhall fail to Ing business is free to all who wish to enter. We do not pretend to be able to follow the technicalities of the law, but as a matter of fact we don't believe the banking business is any more free to enter than is the sa loon business. To start a bank one must be able to command a certain amount of money which is actually paid in, a license or charte r must be secured from the state, restrictions are laid upon the making of loans and a constant supervision is pro vided for. Congreee" does not rec ognize the right of an individual to start a national bank. Under what theory 1b a state, through a court of taken in declaring the bank guar antee void. The News is a Repib lican paper, but lta argument is lag- leal, and demonstrates that Ue rights of the people of Nebraska are gradually being taken away fram them through the United States courts. declare himself ln open opposition to tne nation, denied power to invoke a the Wall street program, then thous- similar rule? ands of Nebraska Republicans will be The People of Nebraska said, looking for some Republican to take through their legislature, that they his seat ln the senate some other desired this law, Republicans aa well Republican who will take the na- as Democrats voting for it. A federal tional platform for a guide, rather court bas stepped in and says that it than to follow obediently Buch paths 18 unconstitutional. It seems to us as President Taft may outline under that the suggestion of Governor Shal direction of Joe Cannon and Senator lenberger that an inferior federal Aldrich. Columbus (Neb.) Tribune tribunal ought not to be permitted (Rep.). -:o: THE BANK GUARANTY DECISION. to do this, but that the orderly pro cedure should be through the state courts and then to the federal su preme court would lessen popular If the iupreme court of the United entment again8t the substitution States sustains the view of the bank of the COurt8 for the ,eSl8latlve and the executive branches of govern ment, and thus strengthen us as a state and nation. That the governor took advantage ELMWOOD. deposit guaranty principle that the federal court for Nebraska has taken, It ends for all time, since the const! tutlon never will be amended to meet the vital objection raised, all hope of Pf the declBion t0 manufacture pollt such legislation In the states. A be- ,cal capltal out of u 18 ,n bad taste' llever ln the guaranty, the News can- but does not materially weaken the not look with complacency upon such force of his contention that we are i ... . . .... a. result. Th mvmia ar ntmi some Detter man a vassal to wasn safe renoHltnrv tnr their covin lngton. Lincoln News They ought to be given equal security :o: for their deposits with that the bank- Though the 1909 peanut crop has er requires upon the loans he makes, failed no dlminuation in the supply It would mean greater thrift on the! of politicians is reported, part of the people, greater prosperity :o: - .. ... .... . . i ior legitimate DanKtng. its benefl- Take no chances, but vote for Ed cial results seem to us so self evident Tutt for sheriff, who the taxpayers that bankers ought to be among the can depend upon doing his duty in first to devise some workable plan their interests fn. IneHHIni 1 1 i t. . i . .1 iui luouiiuig yrupie wjia me oeiieii ;o mat tne money tney entrust to the It is evident that Aldrlch Demit oanxs is aDsoiuieiy safe. The bank- ted Cannon's profanity to get on the ers have resisted laws of this kind free list, judging from his prodigious more, we think, because they fell just display of it in the public press. like the railroad corporations did, :o: that they ought to be allowed to run If Almost-Mlnlster-to-China Crane their own business as they please, Is the least bit superstitious he will but like the transportation magnates I jot his diplomatic record down as fol they will learn in time. ' . ows! Hired July 13: fired October 13 As for the decision of the federal :o court, much might be written. Ob- In imagination we can already hear 8eryation and experience have dem- the mighty roar from the jungle that onstrated to our satisfaction that the will ensue when news reachea Africa opinions of courts differ because the lot the disposition of the Panama libel men who write them differ, differ in case. mcir ireua 01 mougni, weir progres-l :o: siveness or conservatism, their poll- Mr. Taft hopes Arizona will profit cles. their personal Interests, their by the "mistakes" of Oklahoma in Its intellectual bias arising out of their constitution making. Oklahoma' personal or social afflictions. Starting greatest mistake, we presume, was in on the same basis of fact, Judges ar- rejecting Mr. Taft'a advice in the rive at exactly opposite conclusions, framing of the document. And still Why? It seems to use the answer is she is unrepentent. TL'ltk I im . .. . .1 ....u Juol a kuou U not oetter logic The Louisville Courier will prob iCu., i-wun mignt nave bus- ably eelect their ticket next week talned the law. Democratic ludees -v- i . ,v - " I a uc iuuucuio oi uiui imyn its WUIIU In rtlrloVnn. . il. . I ... lBe guaranty a good deal to seme candidates. law Imposes unlimited liability upon Weeping Water Republican of last tne cankers, sustained the principle, week. Lee, how do you like the in www here In Nebraska, with a lim-Uuatlon from your co-worker? uea liability law, Republican Judges hold it unconstitutional. Only one of these decisions Is correct. The anomaly might be explained on the ground that the question has become a political one, political in the nar row sense of partisan. Apparently this is so, but we hope it is not If it Is depriving a man of his prop erty without due process of law to require hlra, aa a banker, to contrlb ute or n.s own money to a fund out TO THE HORTHWEST: Cheao otie-wav Colonist feres to the North- of which persons who suffer loss by west, Puget Sound and California, September 15th to October 15th; reason or anotner bank s failure may daily through trains to the Northwest via the Great Northern; also via be reimbursed, then it is unconstita- the Northern Pacific. To California, daily through tourist sleepers iioruu to levy a protective tariff tax, via Denver, Scenic Colbrado and Salt Lake City. u, ,.re oi a. mac we contribute to ROUND TRIP TO PACIFIC COASTs-Very low Seattle and California A fund out of which nmniifnrt " rouna inp excursion ucKeis on saie aunng oeptemDer. 1 nis is tne may reimburse thcnwelrea for loaaea ,ast chance to obtain these chaD rates for the eatMt :our. mHwinru in competition with foreign tiev :n the World. j - - :o:- If President Taft had been at Wash ington attending to official buslnns the trouble over Crane's mlssUa might easily have been avoided. The xample of rushing over the country on electioneering trips by the presi dent and members of the cabinet be gan with the Roosevelt administra tion, and Mr. Taft has foolishly adap ted the practice. In this be baa made serious mistake. :o: Did you ever know of a nare quiet, unobstrusive candidate for f- ftce than Clell Morgan, who Is run ning for county 'clerk on the Demo cratic ticket? He always atteMs strictly to the business in which he is engaged, and as deputy oouaty clerk has proved himself to be in every way qualified to transact the business of the office in a maaaer most creditable to himself and to those for whom he works. Mr. Mor gan is a man of the people, and by his gentlemanly deportment and ex cellent qualities has won for himself host of friends throughout Casa county, who will support him at the polls. :o: That grand, good old man, Judge Archer, a pioneer citizen of Cass county, and an excellent lawyer, who Is asking the people of the county In which his interests have so long been identified, is asking for the office of county Judge. He is hustling for votes and presenting his claims la a most gentlemanly manner, and he should be elected because he la cap able and honeBt, and will prove a genuine guardian of the Interests of widows and orphans, whose matters come before him for adjustment He is strictly honest and no one can say one word against him as a mai, a citizen, official or lawyer. A vota for Judge Archer is a vote for the right man for the right place. :o: :o: Elsewhere in this issue will be found an article from the Lincoln News on the action the court has (Leader-Echo.) Fred Schnormeier returned 'Sat urday from his visit to the aid bane ia Germany. A ten pound girl made its apyear ance at the home of Mr. and Jfrs. Grover Hill yesterday morning. Thus far seven cars of apples and 1,600 bushels of potatoes have beea shipped by Penterman Bros. Aa enormous amount of these products have also been handled by the other merchants. An elaborate dining hall Is beiag built onto the Christian church. Th object in doing this Is to better accomodate the large crowds that at tend the monthly suppers given by the ladies of the church. Frank Flynn, a former resident of this vicinity, but now of near Rasa He, Neb., is the Democratic nomlaee for county judge of Thurston couaty. His many friends at this place will await the outcome of the election there with much anxiety. Dr. Alton has received a call from the C. W. B. M. to take charge of missionary work at Buenos Ayres, South America, but has declined the offer, preferring to remain at Blm wood, where his health and that of his family is. much better thaa at other placeB they have been. Low R.ates for Autumn mini ii r.n.l u. . 1 . 1 1 ... ... iiKHiumiuivin, n 111(11 lg WIIRl IM what it amount to. No protective tariff law will ever be held unconsti tutional because ln the proper appli cation of the protective principle, as we view it, the country generally Is benefitted, the prosperity of Its peo pie enhanced and greater security given the general welfare. The ap plication of the same reasoning will uphold the guaranty principle. The court also holds that the bank- EASTBOUND: Special round trip rates to Chicago, Kansas City, Lincoln, Omaha, St. Joseph, St. Louis, August 28th to September 5th and from September 11th to September I9tb. 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, llomeseekers' excursions September 7th and 21st. Consult nearest ticket agent; he has latest advice mm of special rates. W. L. PICKKTT, Ticket Agent. L. W. Wakeley, G. P. A., Omaha.