The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 04, 1910, Image 2
The - Plattsmouth - Journal f i Published Seml-Weeklf at Plitlsmouth, HebraskicZZD. R. A. BATES, Publisher. Entered at the I'ostoflke at IMatt.smouth, Nebraska, as second-class matter. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE When a fellow attempts to take the! world by storm, he generally gets hit by his own lightning. :o: The census enumerator will soon W- making the rounds and then Ann will have to tell how old she Is. :o: President Taft says he still hopes to win the applause of his fellowmen. If he had said fellowman, we pre sunic he would have meant Aldrlch. . :o: Among the. many questions to be asked by the census enumerators Is (bis one: "Are you deaf and dumb?" Of course the deaf and dumb man will promptly answer "yes." The Insurgents are real mean. One of them sent the following message to Colonel Roosevelt: "Send us an other elephant for an emblem for the Republican party; we've spoiled the one you left us." :o: With no hogs to sell the price has Rone up to ten cents. That means prcperlty to the farmer who has to pay fifty per cent more for his house hold necessities than he did when hogs were for flv to six cents. When the hog crop again becomes normal watch the price go down. -:o: Senator Tlbbetts of Adams county wai at the state house last week. When asked If there were any Insur gents In his district he Bald: "Lots of them. Insurgents are Republi cans who know they ought to be fight ing squarely for Democratic princi ples, hut after making a start In that direction get 'cold feet,' fearing the discipline of the Republican machine. Democrats are original." :o: The woolen schedule of the Ald i Ich-Payne tariff law has deprived the people of an adequate supply of clothing, blankets and other articles of wool. It hns compelled the UBe of Inferior substltutcs'lor wool and has forced manufacturers to reduce the weight of ail wool clothes, so those goods fall to give proper protection against dampness and cold to the wearer. Textile World Record, Pro lection. :o: Mayor Miles of Hastings, has been persistently boomed by admiring friends as a Republican candidate for governor acceptable (o what Is term ed the "liberal element." This Is tnkn as poaching upon the preserves of Representative Dan Klllen of (Jage, the Republican floor lender during I he last session. Klllen hns been industriously Interviewing himself with a view of becoming a guberna torial cnndldate with liberal tendencies. The normal school board appoint ed by Governor Shallenb'erger and later declared unconstitutional by the supreme court, Issued a number of state certificates before the court passed upon its legality. The secre tary of the present board, Rev. Luth er P. Ludden, has now notified Prin cipal Crabtree of the Peru normal that the certificates Issued by the board ruled out of existence are not legal and that he must not recognize them. The holders of such certifi cates have been notified to appear before the proper authorities and take a new examination. Before the era of partisan court3 It was often held that the acts of an official were legal pro viding they were performed while he was acting as such officer. In the noyd-Thayer case Governor Boyd was declared Illegally In office by the state supreme court and Governor Thayer re-Instated. Later the United States supremo court ousted Thayer and re installed Boyd. Yet there never was any question about the legality of the official actions of either while In pos session of the office. It may be, however, that the present normal school board of which Rev, Luther P. Ludden seems to be the majority, Is not amendable to the usual rules of jurisprudence. :o: .SWATS THE HIGH TARIFF. to know just where he stands. The Uncoln newspapers have met every suggestion as to the removal of the state capital to a more central location with derision. It has been a great joke with them. And It is possible, of course, that there will be no change, and that, in the course of a few years, a new capitol build ing will be erected at Lincoln. The amusing feature, however, is the quick cry for "help" that Is found In the esteemed State Journal. No sooner is the proposition given recog nition as a live question by an avow ed candidate for governor, than it calls for assistance ror protection of the joke! "Dal'-manlsm" it de clares, "represents the people of the metropolis who would like to have Lincoln discredited because it Is the headquarters of temperance senti ment." And it quickly pleads: "His attitude, therefore, will be a challenge to the temperance people of the state to come to the assistance of Lincoln, not only In the matter of the capi tol, but In ordinary business as well." Sounds almost like an effort to drguB Ize a temperance boycott over the state against Omaha and in favor of Lincoln! The Lincoln press is doing fairly well to make the removal pro position as popular as possible In the eastern part of the state just where a little help is going to be appreciated. Grand Island Independent. :o: The Democrats of Cass county will soon have an opportunity to attend a banquet soon In Plattsmouth. It will be either a banquet now, or, a little later a barblcue. :o: Secretary WIlBon rules that only real Rocky Ford cantaloupes can be o labeled. No such ruling as this Is Deeded to protect the Ben Davis ap ples from lnfrlngment. Recently Congressman McKInlay, a Callformnla Republican, made a speech In Topeka, Kas., In which he denfended the Aldrlch-Payne tariff abomination. T. A. McNeal, editor of the Farmers' Mail and Breeze, also a Republican, went after the Callfor ulan In this fashion: "It must also be acknowledged that one of the most disastrous panics the country ever knew occurred in 1873, under a high protective tariff and that the panic of 1907 was really no slouch of a panic, either, as It is now generally acknowledged. "lie dwelt on the fact that prices of corn and wheat and hogs were low ! during the operation of the Wilson bill, but possibly did not know that the only time corn ever sold In Kan sns for 10 cents a bushel and was actually burned for fuel was In 1889, under a high protective tariff. "To be perfectly fair It should be said that at least half of the year that the WIlHon tariff was in opera tlon were the years perhaps of the rentest prosperity the country ever saw prior to the civil war.'' i :o: OX MOVIMJ THK CAPITA I j. The usual spring "scare" about damage to the winter wheat crop Is now on. Reports of damage amount ing to from 23 to CO per cent are being scattered broadcast. Last year's wheat crop was the banner crop of Nebraska's history. So far this spring the reports of damage are not nearly no una as nt the snmc time a year ago, according to the returns to the male bureau of labor and industrial statistics. The danger of a shortage In the wheat crop Is not nearly so great as the danger of corn lose on account of the bad seed corn. :o: Congressman lllnshaw of th -:o:- Fourth district has announced that he will not be a candidate for re fleet loii. Some time ago It wa charged that Mr. Uhibhaw had prom Ised two years ago not to seek a re election this year, the promise beln made In order to Induce. Charles Sloan of Geneva to pull out of the rate, Sloan having developed sur- prlidnS strength. A strong d 'iiial was entered by some of Mr. llln mIiiiw's friends. Now coiiicb Mr. I II it hliaw's announcement, and linmodl i 1 1 . ', y following It Is the aunouncC'iicnt that Mr. Sloan will seek the nomlua-Imu. Mayor Dahlman Is out with an other statement that ho Is a candl- ute for the Democratic nomination for governor. Ho outlines the things he stands for and has the distinction of being the first candidate for a tate office expressing approval of the proposition to remove the capital to some point nearer to the center of he state, in Justice to the rapidly ln- reaslng population cf central and western Nebraska. He would retain all of the present stnte Institutions now located there in the present capi tal city and would devote the present state house building to the use of the state university, lie favors greater facilities for the teaching of ngrl culture In the public schools and uni versity, a more active good rod movement, better support for the state militia, the abrltratlon of dif ferences between employers and em ployes In Industrial disputes, and ad vocates not a few modern and elect ed, declares he will use nil of re forms. On tlu liquor question he op poses county option and, IT nominated and elected declares, he will use all of his Influence to defeat such a mens ure, pledging himself to vete It, it passed by the legislature. Mayor Dahlntan's seven ht political oppon ents In his own and other parlies are forced to admit that he attempts no Jefferson Day banquets will be held In every state and territory on April 13th. Washington, D. C. and Indian apolis are to have great big affairs at which several of the party's noted men will be present. :o: Barney Oldfleld went at the rate of ninety-two miles an hour in his motor car, breaking three records, and the wonder Is that he did not break several other things, Including his neck. :o;- On Otoe county farmer was fined $750 for mixing oleomargarine with his "fresh country butter." Serves him right. The farmers are getting about all the money there Is In cir culation nowdays and he ought to be willing to sell his butter just as it comes from the churn. :o: After duly considering the matter, Edgar Howard has definitely announ ced that he will not be a candidate for the Democratic congressional nomination in the Third district This means that Congressman Latta will have no opposition for re-noml- natlon and very little for re-election. :o: It Isn't too enrly for the health committee of the city council to make an Investigation of the alleys In the rear of the business blocks and see to' It that debris collected during the winter bo removed. This will mean less liability to fires starting. It Is also In line with sanitation. Do It now. :o: A creamery manager who employed a, tester discharged by Mains has' found to his sorrow that his license Is being held up pending the crooked tester's discharge. :o: Ralph Clark, of Richardson county, member of the legislature, says he is' not a candidate for congress in opposition to Hon. John A. Maguire. He says Mr. Maguire has made a good record, and should be re-elected. Mr. Clark Is a very able young man, and probably will be a candidate for con gress some time In the future. When ever that time comes count the Jour nal for Ralph Clark. :o: The New York Independent in a recent Issue devotes a column and a half editorial to new evidence about Noah'B flood. The Independent says: We know perfectly well that there never has been any such flood as that which Genesis describes as hav ing taken place at a little over 2000 B. C. It is a good Biblical story, with a good, religious drift to it, and it Is well worth being in our Bible, but confirmation Is Impossible.'' :o: The Democrats won the charter elections throughout New York state on March 15th, making a clean sweep. In the fall elections twenty-two cities, Including the two great cities of New York and Buffalo, returned Democratic mayors. With the vil lages showing extensive Democratic gains at the early elections the pros pect of a Democratic governor for th Empire state grows extremely bright. :o: The state reading circle board, which selects the books that are re commended to the teachers of the state for reading during the year, met In Lincoln last week and selected the books. The meeting was attended by the representatives of three or four big book concerns. It now de- velopes that the book concerns agreed to pay the xepenses of the members of the reading board circle and for the 12,000 circulars necessary to notify teachers of the selections made. The book concerns will divide the cost among themselves. :o: IPS Victor Wilson, the member from Polk county, had himself Interviewed one day this week In Lincoln. While he was one of the prime movers In adopting the 8 o'clock dosing law, he is not In favor of a county option plank in the Democratic state plat form. He thinks the matter of coun ty option should be left to the legis lative districts, and then acted upon by the legislature. Victor is a queer fellow, and his frequent visits to the state capital leads one to believe that he Is an aspirant for something higher than simply a representative In the legislature. :o: THK lOL1TICAL OUTIXX)K. -3PZ CCTJ Hcift ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT. A cgclabfe Pit paraiion For As slmilattnA ibeFood amfQcub tin UicSiomacfis ariBuvdsi Promotes Dcstionflicerfar ncssandRcstlontolnsncittw Opiimi.Morph.inje nor Mineral. OT NARCOTIC. fiimf&ta SkJ" ytx-Smna ' JtMteSdtt AiiseSml llrmStrd' (ImM Surpr. hmitiirttu tkirr. Apcrfecl Remedy for ConsHfa- tlon , oour Moiuacn.uuu i im VorrasA.onvTilsionsj:cvcrisii ncssandLOSS OF SLEEP. Facsimile Signature of P Tor Infants and Children. The Kind Ycu Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of AW ! In Use For Over Thirty Years thi eiNTuR wann, vona orrr. Exact Copy of Wrapper, A county option plank should not bo placed In the Democratic state platform, and we do not believe It will be If the Democratic masses elect the delegates. Let the candidates for the legislature go before the peoplo on that proposition. Now, watch the Republican party ster dear of any such proposition In their platform. :o: It has been difficult to determine on Just what ground President Taft will Justify his letter to the Repub lican editors of Illinois, pleading for an endorsement of the Payne-Ald-rlch tariff bill. The meeting was en tirely apart from any government function; Its members a portion of the press of one state. Indeed, the administration must be sorely pres sed. Food Commissioner Mains hns made It clear to creamery managers that any cream tester who hns been found guilty of making false tests and The profound Impression made up on the country by the Democratic sue cess In our congressional by-election In Massachusetts cannot be due en tlrely to tho event Itself, striking as It undoubtedly is. The election of Mr. Foss comes as the culmination of a series of political developments whose tendency has been steadily and even overwhelmingly adverse to the Republican party. Last winter many political observers 'were freely con ceding the next house to the Demo crats on account of the country's manifest dissatisfaction with the tar iff revision, and as well the cleavage In the Republican party produced by dissension over the tariff bill, by. the conservation feud in the administra tion itself, and by the Insurgent war fare in the house upon Speaker Can non. Since them, things tiave hap pened to confirm very strongly what were merely tentative views. The rank and file of a party are close observers of what develops In high places, and they are exceedingly sensitive to political atmosphere. It Is, of course, known to all men that tho masses of the Republican voters have been left stone cold by the turn of events. Such developments as the tariff fiasco, the Dalllngcr-Plnchot controversy, and the wrecking of the regular Republican organization of the house by a coalition of Democrnts mid Republicans have chilled the party all tho more because the ad- sucessses In any direction to turn to account. The Republican situation, meanwhile, in New York State has become such a morass of party de gradation, on account of the bribery Investigation at Albany, that when Republican leaders speak of . it in public at all it Is to follow the ex ample of President Taft and say sad ly that the Republican party is In "a bad way." Now that In a few scat tered elections, congressional, legisla tive and municipal, the Republicans are seen to be dispirited, Inert and even paralyzed as they were most conspicuously In the congressional by elections in Missouri and Massachu setts the fact Is driven home that If a general congressional election could be promptly held, the dominant party would be overwhelmed as It was Just twenty years ago. The outlook for November is the gloomiest for the Republicans that can be recalled in a generation. Even in 1890, the prospect prior to the election was not discouraging to the Republican leaders. Under Speaker Reed, the party in the house had been solidly united and had made an extra ordinary record for efficiency in tran sacting legislative business. Mr. Reed himself was apparently a very pop ular figure as he toured the country appealing for a vindication. The Mc Klnley tariff had aroused as yet no such protest in the Republican party as the Payne-Aldrlch schedules have in the past year. The tidal wave that finally overwhelmed Reed and McKln ley, and left the Harrison admimls tratlon to buffet with a hostile con gress during the rest of its life, came as a surprise to the country, which had anticipated a political deluge of no such proportions. Today, the forecasters are almost Invariably extremists In their pes simism concerning the fate of the Re publican party, and it must be coa ceded that the conditions seem to Justify their views. Something must happen very soon to alter the face of things If a disaster of great propor tions Is to be escaped by the "party of government" in the autumn ap peal to the people. Springfield (Mass.) Republican. :o: Anton Peterson while at his work at the Durlington shops, this morn ing sustained a severely bruised left hand from a hammer blow. He was engaged in laying a floor and ia striking a nail, the hammer glanced and struck him upon the left hand. The Injury Is not a serious one but Is rather painful and caused the hand to swell up considerably. The skin was slightly lacerated and abralded and the hand bruised. He will ba able to continue at work at the shops and no serious damage is expected from the blow. Nebraska's 1908 Champion i-Hh.wi, but seems to want the people reports cannot work nt Hint business. ministration has had no spectacular j , . . . . .-4-' II ' - 't.'.', ' A U i' Cockerel in class B. V. R. at Trans-Mississippi and Nebraska Stnte also Glenwood, Ia., December 190S. A combination of utility ard fancy. Raised, owned and exhibited by Dr. J. H. Hall, Platts mouth,' Nebraska. ' I have a tew Younii Cockerels left, and as the season in p;etting well (h anted and to reduce stock will offer birds fit to improve most oi ll'vks at half juice, or f !.) to fl.fiO per bird for a t-horl tiri.e only.