The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 12, 1910, Image 4

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The - Plattsmouth - Journal
i 1 Published Seml-Weeklj it Plattsmoutli, Kebraska C
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
Have you seen the comet? Get up
about four a. m., and if clear in the
cast, you w ill be able to see it.
A New York paper suggests that
the big corporations organize a party
of their on. But why? Isn't one
Mr. Roosevelt, we presume, is to
go to the fight as the sporting editor
of the Outlook.
One day Governor Sheldon is a
candidate for the nomination and the
next his friends say he is not, and
thus it goes.
W. F. Torter, former secretary of
state, has filed for railway commis
sioner on the Democratic ticket. Mr.
Porter is a good man, with a record
as clear as crystal.
With characteristic kindness, Mr.
Carnegie has arranged to send a dip
lodocus to each of the crowned heads
of Europe who are unable to meet
Mr. Roosevelt.
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It seems that Republican state
candidates are rather slow In filing.
PerhapB they feel there Is nothing
sure in the election this year. Well
they are about right.
Having walked across the country
and back at the ripe old age of more
than three score years and ten Pedes
trian Weston is entitled to a rest and
bo Is the rest of the country.
Governor Shallenbergcr is after
Ludden's scalp, good and hard, and
It is to bo hoped he will get the old
hypocrite's head. . If there Is a man
who needs a dressing down in good
shape, that man is Ludden.
Machine organs denounce the In
surgents for availing themselves of
Democratic aid; but if Aldrich passes
the W'lckersham railroad bill with the
assistance of Democratic votes, why
that's different, of course.
Deputy Attorney General Grant
Martin has announced his candidacy
for attorney general. Mr. Martin,
who halls from Dodge county was a re
cognized Democratic-Populist leader
In that section a few years ago, but
he Is now a full-fledged Republican,
and for four years has held office un
der a Republican chief.
After a test of "dry" conditions,
Alabama has decided in favor of re-
turning to "wet.' That Is the lnevlt-1
able concliiRiim in ha rli-au-n from
the victory in the primary elections
t)f Emctt O'Neal for governor by a
majority of 20,000. Mr. O'Nell was
Huccessful over 11. D. A. Mallory on
the issue of opposition to state-wide
prohibition, it is presumed that in
.Alabama, as in many other states, it trust question. Plank f6r plank, ev
has been found that prohibition does cry square-toed candid, up-and-down
not prohibit, and the voters have
reached the sensible conclusion that
legalization of the liquor traffic,
"with proper restrictions and regula-
tlons, la preferable to open or clan-
'destine violations of a prohibitory
law. No law can be successfully en-
forced without public sentiment be
hind it.
In ttursuancn of his
i .1 1 it a.
io auu.ess meewngs m every lcg,s-
latlvo district whose senators or rep
, . " "
tlve and referendum bill at the last
Bi-HHiuii, mr. nryan bskcu ior me use
of the Otoe county court house. It
was refused In curt terms. Upon re
ceiving the refusal Mr. Bryan de
clared that he "felt like an actress
whoso Jewels hud been stolen." In
1900 Mr. Bryan received an lntima
tlon that It would be dangerous for
him and C. J. Smyth to try and
speak In Nebraska City, because the
people were aroused over their at-
tacks on the trusts and Nebraska
City then had a branch of the starch
trust and he did. Nebraska went
Republican by a good majority that
year, and a few days after election
Will I lay ward sent Mr. Bryan an Im-
pertiment postal card to the effect
that "the shadow of the starch trust
seems to streun 10 me western
bounda of Nebraska." In that 1900
speech Mr. Bryan warned the people
of Nebraska City that Republican
victory meant the destruction of their
starch industry. In 1908, Mr. Bryan, Tne most picturesque editorial
again a candidate, spoke in Nebraska Wrlter In this country is Henry Wat
City, but not "In the shadow of the terson, but he does not begin to have
starch factory." There was no starch the influence Arthur Brisbane. The
factory. The machinery has been
removed and the tall chimney belched
forth no clouds of smoke. The starch
trust had closed the factory down
and then dismantled It. When Mr.
Bryan speaks In Nebraska City on
the initiative and referendum he will
not speak In the shadow of the starch
factory, even If he falls to secure the
use of the court house.
The New York Sun, which is Just
as 'regular" in Its Republicanism as
the Omaha Bee, is greatly distressed
to see the way they are taking up
"the Denver platform aa Republican
creed," and writes an editorial leader
about it.
The Insurgents joined with the
Democrats in congress, It points out,
to write a physical valuation clause
Into the railroad bill. The Denver
platform declared for physical valua
tion, but the Chicago platform did
The insurgents likewise Joined the
Democrats to place telephone and
telegraph companies under the con
trol of the commerce commission.
The Denver platform declared for
such action, but the Chicago plat
form did not.
Neither, complains the Sun, did the
Chicago platform declare for an in
come tax, or "a reform of the rights
and duties of the speaker and rules
of the house.' But the Denver plat
form did, and the insurgents have
Joined with the Democrats to sup
port these heresies.
And the Sun concludes that It Is
plain that the Chicago platform "does
not set forth the whole law of life
for a loyal Republican."
It depends on what you mean by
"loyal." If "loyal'' means loyalty to
the Chicago platform, then, of course,
a loyal Republican Is one who stands
on that Platform- and the Insurgents
a J '
And that seems to be the plain
ind bitter truth. The Inmirirpnts
nave 8one Democratic on the tariff,
on the Income tax. on railroad reg-
ulatlon, on popular election of sena-
tor8. on campaign fund publicity, on
conservation, and they even have
strong Democratic leanings on the
Insurgents Is much more at home on
the Democratic Denver platform than
on the Republican Chicago platform.
So are a considerable majority of the
But the Sun still has left Taft and
Aldrich and Smoot and Wlekersham
and Balllnger and Knox and Root
and Depew and Lodge and Burrows
and Lorlmer and Cannon and Payne
in ... j . .
u t.ttueu anu lawney ana nor-
pont Morgan and Andrew Carnegie
I ll
- Lnd John D. Rockefeller, together
wllu UHi'"' 10 Iunils" nucleus or loyal
Republicanism. What more could It
asu. World-Herald
i.Mri:itso.L JontXALisM.
1r- Woodrow Wilson, president of
Princeton university, tells us that the
- Influence of edltoiiul writers nowa-
days depends on their standing and
Integrity. Theodore Roosevelt Is gen-
dally believed to be intellectually aa
well as morally honest; and Roose-
velt Is an "editorial contributor" to
the Outlook, a publication which does
not begin to have as wide a follow
Ing as the newspaper for which
Arthur Brisbane writes. This is be-f
cause Mr. Brisbane Is a more engag-i
ing writer than Mr. Roosevelt.
There are abler editorial writers'
than either of these men. Only in
the profession of Journalism itself
are they known. Their influence is
more lasting and more beneficial than
Roosevelt's or Brisbane's. Their
combined Influence shapes the policy
of government to a vast extent, even
if it does not accomplish its object
in a manner so spectacular.
George Ade humorously regrets
the passing of the old-time editor
who called an opponent not a male-
factor or an insurgent or an un-
desirable, but a pouroon, a neu-
hound, a pusillanimous liar, an un-
mitigated horse thief, a jackal, a
marplot, a caitiff, a reptile, a viper, a
cur ami a whelp."
editorials In the Springfield Repub-
ucan are widely quoted, but few peo-
pe jinow wn0 writes them. One of
the most brilliant newspaper para-
Eranhers we know is J. C. Murphy.
wh0 the last time we heard of him
wa8 printing a little newspaper out
jn Butte, Mont.; the next best one
we ever knew of died in New York
a few days ago Lee Falrchlld. Per
sonal journalism does not count so
much as it did when Greeley and
Storey thrleved.
The newspapers of the United
States number among their staffs men
who write with the fecundity of
Dumas and the wisdom of Solomon
without ever being known to more
than a few hundred persons. It is
simply astonishing how by tacit con
sent these men band together, with
more effective concert than an oath-
bound conspiracy or a society of
Jesus, to accomplish something for
the public good. Many of these men
may be, in their private lives, of
doubtful morals but they cannot
keep out of a tacit compact to com
pel a wise and salutary action
through the force of their opinion
uttered in the impersonal printed
word. ' It is the very impersonality
of the effort that produces the most
striking results.
American government really does
not come from our officials. 1 It
comes from our newspapers. And it
Is not because of any individual lead
ership in Journalism that the news
papers give the American people the
fine service that they yield. There
are very few names of editors and
publishers known to the multlude.
The Influence exerted by people who
do not advertise themselves In vastly
more than that of all the Watter
sons, Brisbanes and Parkhursts put
together. New York Press.
President Taft admits, he does not
know much about the "administra
ition" railroad bill, but he agrees that
it simply must be passed
I 10
Perhaps, if it Is found, the battle-
8hlp Maine was blown up from he
lnslde, Spain can be induced to take
tne PnlllPPlnea back again
This week's Washington story
about Colonel Roosevelt's "attitude''
appears to have been based upon let
ters which the reactionary leaders
wish they had received, but haven't.
Do Democratic senators , imagine
they can rush to the relief of Senator
Aldrich on the Wlckersham bill, and
then make a winning Issue of "Al-
drichism" next November and In
We must stand together, Bays
Senator Aldrich to the other comrres-
L,Iia, rpn,lnnr..a. which ...Mt.
llenJamlu FrankUn.8 h,storlc epl-
gram: ..We must all hang together,
or asBUronly we Bha all hang Bep.
Immunity baths In connection with
the senatorial election frauds in 1111
Lois mav save some of the eulltv Ir-e-
tnlntnrs from m lson. hut thov will
have an enlightening effect on the
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public and will effectually discredit
Lorlmer, the beneficiary of them.
T1, "'Hows who refuse to meet
J,r- I,r'nn linlf vny on a proposition
that '8 fBlculntci1 to unlte th Vomo
- cra,s ot Nebraska on the proposition
to take the liquor question out of
politics, are the ones who will be!
to blame if the party goes down In
defeat next fall.
Vic Rosewater is in the heighth of
his glory when he thinks the Demo
crats of Nebraska are in a muss.
Don't get too excited Vickey, the
Democrats will be in shape by the
time election day rolls round to give
the Republicans the hardest tussle
they ever experienced In the state.
Taft has changed his mind and
does not want a central bank as much
as he thought he did. We look for
him now to discard both Cannonlsm
and Aldrichism. He has evidently
received "the handwriting on the
wall." In other w ords he has heard
from the masses of the common peo
There are many things which the
members of the legislature should
take under consideration before re
fusing to asquiesce In the suggestion
of Mr. Bryan for a special session to
take action upon the initiatory and
referendum. If it will take the liquor
question out of politics, for good
ness sake let's have It.
It would not be hard for the
writer to put his finger on ev
ery senator who is opposed
to a special session of the legisla
ture. Everyone of whom wanted to
accept the pension fund for the bene
fit of the retired professors of the
state university, and they are mad
at Mr. Bryan because he opposed
the move. 'Tls simply this, and noth
ing more.
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The report that Roosevelt has writ
ten letters to President Taft, Son-in-
law Longworth and others, indorsing
the Taft administration has been
given wide publicity by the Repub'
llcan press. Careful inquiry brings
out the fact that all of the persons
mentioned In the story emphatically
deny having received such a letter.
And Roosevelt denies having written
anything which could have been so
After twelve years the proposition
to raise the battered hulk ot the bat
tleship Maine passes the house and
senate and now awaits only the sig
nature of the president to become a
law. It has been a disgrace to the
country that the work was not un
dertaken long ago. It Is not probable
that the raising of the wreck will
add anything to the public knowledge
or lack of knowledge of the cause of
the explosion which sent the vessel to
the bottom of Havana harbor and
cost the lives of 260 American Bail
ors. But tne bones ot tne sacrincea
crew deserved a better sepulture than
the mud and slime of the sea bottom,
which they will now have in Arling
ton cemetery at the national capitol.
American high tariff advocates
never point to Italy as an example of
the beneficent results of the pro
tection system. Y'et Italy is a high
tariff country and by all the proces
ses of protectionist logic Its Inhabi
tants ought to be contented and pros
perous. Tne emigiauon siausiics,
though, prove the contrary and one
who has traveled in Italy knows that
the great mass of the population Is
in a condition ot degrading, grind
ing poverty. A study of Italy under
protection la commended to any
American who Is still gullible enough
to believe that high tariff and pros
perity are synonoraous and who is
too blind to see the evidence to the
contrary In present conditions In his
own country.
Representative Charles E. Little-
eld, of Maine, now admits that the
plank in the last Republican national
platform regarding Injunctions was
put there to placate the labor lead
ers and with no Intention of its being
carried out. He carries his frankness
to an even greater extreme and says
the plank Is "perfectly non-commit
tal", and means nothing, being sim
ply a dishonest trick to lure the un
wary worklnman and delude him w ith
the belief that the Republican party
was his friend. Mr. Littlefield might
carry his frankness a step further
and admit that the tariff revision
plank was another dishonest plank,
never intended of fulfillment, and
that the whole platform was a tissue
of falsehood and false pretense. But
perhaps he feels that such a confes-
sion is unnecessary as the whole
country now knows it.
Steps Down and Out.
From Wednesday's Dally.
P. A. Barrows departed this morn
ing for Lincoln where he expects to
take up a business proposition in the
future. Mr. Barrows has been the
editor of the News for a number of;
months past and has done as well
toward propagating Republican doc
trine of the standpat brand as any
man could have done. He has in
variably been a courteous and oblig-j
ing gentleman with the brothers of
the craft and is a gentleman of kind
ness and courtesy. The Journal
wishes him well wherever he may lo
cate and can assure the people of any
locality where he may go, that they
have a very excellent citizen among
them. During his residence here he
made a great many friends who will
learn of his departure with the deep
est regret.' Mr. Barrows is certain
ly a good Republican of the most
approved brand and It Is difficult to
understand how Me. Pollard will
make much Improvement on him as
an editor. He will be succeeded by
A. E. Qulnn, at present business man
ager of the News, as editor and busi
ness manager.
In District Court.
In the office of Clerk of the Court
Robertson this morning a case was
filed on appeal from the county com
missioners. W. H. Jones, sheriff of
Nemaha county, asked the commls
sloners to award him $100 as re
ward for the capture of Arthur Brann
who stole the teams of Fred Cream
er and Fred Lake near Elmwood.
The only team recovered by the cap
ture was that of Creamer and the
commissioners held that Jones was
only entitled to the one reward of
$50 for his capture. He believes he
should have two rewards, one In each
case as the commissioners had or
aerea me posting or separate re
wards for the two cases and hence
his appeal. There is small liklihood
that he can recover more than the
one reward but the legal question In
volved warranted the commissioners
in fighting the matter. The case will
be heard next September when the
first jury cases will be heard.
Death at Auburn.
From the Omaha Bee the Journal
learns of the death at Auburn, Neb.,
of Miss Pearl Matnews, a sister of
Miss Pattie Mathews, who formerly
was a teacher in the public school in
this city. Miss Mathews died In Aub
urn yesterday morning, and Is to be
burled this morning. The services
will be conducted by Rev. G. A. Chap
man, pastor of the Christian church,
and Rev. James H. Salsbury, former
ly of this city, but now of Auburn
Miss Pattie Mathews who has been
spending some time abroad sailed last
Saturday from Rotterdam for her
home. Besides Miss Pattie Mathews
the deceased left surviving her one
other sister and a brother. The many
friends of Miss Mathews in this city
will extend to her their most heart
felt sympathy in her bereavement
Stroke of Paralysis.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Morgan Waybrlght, who came In
last evening from Los Angeles, Cal.
reports that W. C. Snyder, well
known in this locality and now liv
ing at Edison, Neb., several days ago
suffered a paralytic stroke from the
effects of which he is seriously ill
Mr. Snyder is related to George W.
and A. J. Snyder, of this city, and
is a most estimable gentleman. Mr,
Waybrlght was much distressed over
his friend's condition which he states
is quite bad. The many other friends
of Mr. Snyder in this city will hear
of his condition with the deepest
sympathy and trust that he will soon
recover from the attack.
Depart for Tlie:r Sew Home.
Jos. Kahoutek and family expect
to depart tomorrow for Denver,
where they will make their future
home. Mr. Kahoutek has accepted
the position of foreman of the Bur
lington blacksmith shop at that point
and he will make a mighty good man.
He is an excellent man in every re
spect, a good workman and a man
who has the happy faculty of mak
ing friends wherever he goes. He
has a great many good friends in
this city who will miss htm when he
leaves but who extend their best
wishes for his future prosperity.
Mrs. V. J. Philpot and Miss Irma
Peters are making a visit in the city
with Mrs. William Hunter and fam
ily. Mrs. Philpot is a resident of
Weeping Water and Miss Peters a
resident of Murray. The ladles in
company with Miss Clara Hunter are
spending today In Omaha, having
gone to that city this morning on I
the Burlington train.
John Lambert, formerly of this
city but now located at Grand Island
with the Union Pacific railroad, came
In yesterday for a visit of several
weeks with relatives and friends! It
Is Borne years since Mr. Lambert was
In the city and he was glad to get
I back and meet his old friends again.
Back From Texas,
p. Hawksworth and wife are spend
ing today in Omaha, haviug gone to
that city on the morning train. Mr.
and Mrs. Hawksworth yesterday had
the pleasure of a visit from their son
Frank, of Lincoln, who has recently
returned from Texas. Mr. Hawks
worth came back with the highest
opinion of the Lone Star state, hav
ing found it to be just what it was
represented. He does not get so
enthusiastic over the gulf coast coun
try as over the northern part of the
state, finding the damp atmosphere
of the lower part of the state rather
disagreeable but the northern part U
dry and salubrious. One feature
which he found urged on him by
northern settlers was the relief from
the hard, cold winters His general
opinion of the state was that It wa3
a very fertile one and a land of great
('aid of Thanks.
The undersigned desire to extend
their most sincere thanks to the
many kind friends who so tenderly
remembered us In our hour of sorrow
when our beloved husband, father
and son, William E. Renner, was
called hence, and especially do we
thank the members of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, the
Burlington shopmen in this city, the
members of the Degree of Honor,
and the schoolmates of the little son
Carl, and the great many unknown
friends who all Bent their many flor
al tributes to our beloved dead, and
we assure them that we feel deeply
their kind sympathy and their love.
' Mrs. Emma Renner.
Carl Renner.
Harold Renner.
C. L. Herger and wife.
An Old Friend Very 111.
Word was received this morning
by William Smith of the serious ill
ness of his father, J. C. Smith near
Nehawka, and he left at once for the
bedside of the aged man. Mr. Smith
Is 83 years of age and has been very
agile for his age. His son was much
disturbed over his Illness and is
somewhat apprehensive of the out
come. Mr. Smith is one of the lead
ing citizens of his neighborhood and
Is a man very well known through
out this community. His many good
friends trust that the illness will
prove nothing serious and that he
Boon will be himself again and able
to be out and about.
Limb Improving.
From Tuesday's Dally.
L H. Young of Nehawka was a
passenger this morning for Omaha,
where he will consult the specialist
regarding his injured leg. Mr. Young.
It will be recalled was operated on
several months since for a broken
leg and has been having a serious
time with the member. He Is glad
to state that he Is getting along very
nicely now and believes that he ha3
every prospect of soon entirely re
covering. He states that since his
taking treatment with the specialist
In Omaha the leg has given him lit
tle trouble and that he is firmly of
the belief that it will be all right
again very soon.
Andy Sends the Money.
From Tuesday's Dally.
County Clerk Morgan today re
ceived a check from Andrew Thomsen
for $800, the usual fee required for
a license to sell liquor in the county.
Mr. Thomsen was recently granted a
license by the county commissioners
to sell liquor at Cedar Creek and will
continue to run his place there as In
the past. Mr. Thomsen is one of the
few men who has run a place there
without much trouble and his record
is such that there was no opposition
to his having a license this year.
He understands his business and la
a good man.
More Trouble.
L. B. Brown, mayor of Kenosha,
and his sister, Mrs. Gustina Nix, came
up from their home south of the city
this morning to spend the day in the
city and do some trading. Mr. Brown
paid the Journal man his customary
visit and related some more of his
troubles In handling that municipal
ity Including trouble with ex-chief of
police, A. J. McNatt whom Mr. Brown
threatens with excommunication and
relegation to Rock Bluffs for his re
calcitrancy which ought to help a
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