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Plattsmouth - Journal
Published Sem!-Week!y at Plattsmauth, Nebraska
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoflice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
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cruel and unusual punishment on the
progressives, for he says:
I would like to get all the
whining, whimpering, fault-finding
pessimists there are togeth
er and give them a speech about
2 4 hours long on Ameri
can glory and human oppor
tunities right here under the old
Oh! Oh! This Is worse than Joe
To the Idea of having a tariff
board many editors seem to have
strong objections. Put If the board
be made up of men of Independence
of thought, we should say, let the
board be appointed. In this vexed
tariff question, as in practically all
other questions, what Is urgently
needed, Is solid substantial Informa
tion, coming from unbiased sources.
The best is always the cheapest.
Subscribe for the Journal.
The freight rate Injunction had
a depressing effect In Wall street
Wednesday. And a buoyant effect ev
Burkett' has returned to Washing
ton to take his place beside Aldrlch
and Cannon, and do their bidding.
He Is the tool of the combine.
Senator Guggenheim might have
told Lorimer that senatorial etlquitte
required him to remove the price tag
from his toga before taking his seat.
The Republicans didn't revise the
tariff downward, according to ante-
clectlon promises, but no one will
deny that the tariff has revised the
Republican party downward.
President Taft has used up all his
1910 traveling expense fund, and has
still not been successful In satisfying
the American people that the high
.ost of living and the Payne tariff
law are all right.
It is now thought Congressman
Norrls has given up his senatorial
aspirations and will be a candidate
to succeed himself In the lower house
Is he afraid to tackle the senatorshlpl
It looks that way.
There Is no likelihood that Secre
tary Balllnger will take to the lec
ture platform. He would .always
have the fear that Mr. Brandels
might be in the audience and ask
him some more questions.
Another reason why Champ Clark
would rather be speaker of the house
for two years than a senator for
eighteen Is that his chances for the
speakership are growing to resemble
a cinch more every day.
That the tariff Is premlnently the
Issue In the present campaign there
fan no longer be aur doubt. Progres
Blve Republicans have seen the hand
writing on the wall, and most of
them are free to speak their mind.
The railroads had every reason to
think the general Increase in freight
rates would go uncontested by the ad
ministration. The railroads are enti
tled to some share In general pil
lage, and the tariff doesn't help
' The Payne tariff law has the un
qualified endorsement of Rockefeller,
Carnegie, Aldrlch, Depew, Morgan,
and the balance of their lieutenants
Interests as stockholders in their
trusts. We dislike the Tayno tariff
law for the friends It has made.
We have no little red auto to offer
us an Inducement for people to take
the Journal, but we will continue to
.give the readers the best paper ever
printed In Plattsmouth, the bcBt In
duccment of all. We prefer to expend
our money In Improving the Journal
ana keeping in the front rank of
When you want any article ul met
thnndise buy It of your home dealer,
that the profit may remain to enrich
the community. Send your money
abroad only for what you cannot pur
chase at home. Home talent, home
effort, home labor, home Industry,
home capital and home pleasures are
things to bo fostered, encouraged and
Champ Clark In a recent speech
eald: "It is true that wo reduced
the duty on lumber, and that the
lumber trust marked up the price of
lumber fl per thousand feet before
we got out of Washington. And If
the department of Justice had done
its duty It would by this time have
filled the jails bo full of lumber
Cannon's proposition to hang them.
Hanging la a quick and comparative-The most of us are guilty of that
ly easy death. Hut to be compelled very foolish habit of talking a great
to listen for twenty-four hours to deal about subjects on which he have
. i n..lAii'n rvfnsM-tr lii q olnur nnrY nrncil I nnlw o cnof tnrlnir rt L'nrtvlpH?P. If
trust magnates that tneir arms anu iui ui o wow j v. ,, a Dll,v.....e .
would stick out of the windows death. we were fairer-minded and better In-
Most people will admit that a formed, we would not differ as we
:o: twenty-four nour speecn aenvereu uo upon many question
Yes, Sir, Plattsmouth will have a Ly Senat0r Burkett would stop "whin-
Fourth of July celebration, tut tms lng and whimpering" If there is any
out and paste It in your hat. The eartniy way to prevent such "pessl-
Red Men have taken the bull Dy me mists" from expressing their views.
horns, and propose to have a celebra- Ttie prol)08e(i torture Is almost devil-
tlon that will be some celebration. ,sh ,n lta neartie8sness.
and the doors."
Make your arrangements to help
swell the crowd and enjoy the Glor
, Anything to draw the attention of
the people away from the robber tar
iff, will be the program enacted by
hyde-bound Republican leaders and
trust robbers. The Democratic pa
pers do not want to let up one mo
ment In pointing out the system of
the high protective tariff and who
suffers the most therefrom the pro
ducer, consumer or the manufac
turer. The people already know they
are being robbed, but why is It thus?
The National Democrat published Lincoln Star, (Rep.)
at Washington, D. C, gives to all
Democrats this good advice: "Be
sure and nominate good, live, brainy
men at the primaries for next con
gress. Then let every Democrat pull
Insurgents In Nebraska will read
with much interest Senator Burkett's
remarks about ''a job lot of incohe
rence and disquieting talk about pro
gressive legislation." From the
ranks of the standpatters there conies
many execrations because "oT the re
marks of such men as Norrls and Dol
liver. The regulars probably will
"view with alarm" some of the
speeches ex-President Roosevelt will
deliver when he reaches this coun
Upon the whole the speech is char
acteristic of the speaker and worthy
of his nickname, "Slippery Elmer.'
It Is a forgone conclusion that
Plattsmouth will celebrate on July
"We all know that Taft will be
renominated. That is inevitable,
says the Washington Post, which in
the national capitol is considered by
many to be an administration mouth
piece. There is little doubt but tnat
the standpatters still seriously con
sider Taft the logical candidate in
1912, and if they are in the major
ity in congress after the approaching
congresisonal elections are over, the
president will have little or no dif
ficulty in securing a renomlnatlon
If he desires it. It is understood in
many quarters that the promise of
a renomlnatlon was the price paid
by the powers that be for the presi
dential signature to the upward re
vision tariff bill.
Every time the pipe dreamer picks
up a magazine and reads about men
like Dolliver and Cummins and La
Follette and Brewster, he gets hot
under the collar to think that Nebras
ka, whose Interests are Identical with
those of Iowa, Wisconsin and Kan-
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TMC OCITU COMMMT. HI TOM OITT.
Hurrah for the Fourth of July and gas, is never heard of In all this talk
off his coat, go to work and elect the the Red Men. They are dyed-in- about "progress and reform." Beg
nominee. We want men of brains In the wool Americans every day in the pardon we do hear of Norrls in that
MINER III 111
congress. Cut out the dead wood and
we will soon build up a Democratic!
party that will give the people a
government of the people, for the
people, and by the people."
Over capitalization is dangerous in
Friends are pushing Prof. Crab-
tree to the front for State Superin
tendent of Schools. And his friends
are legion throughout Nebraska.
Let's see. Has anyone ever ut
tered a good word for Ludden? We
know of his being severely criticised
connection, but reference Is had par
ticularly to senators. Nebraska in
the senatorial equation reminds me
of the Irishman who could count all
his pigs but two, and they kept run
ning 'round and dodging so fast he
couldn't count them. It strikes a lot
of us that about the only time Ne
braska senators are not on the fence
proportion as corporations with in- ld condemned by ,mrtle8 for hl8 is when they are down and hustling
This power to raise prices comes, Wall street evidently shares the
In the last analysis, from laws that view of the "railroad Interests" that
give special privileges to these heav- they had every reason to expect more
to find a new spot on the fence where
the rails have fewer splinters. The
lly watered coropratlons, or trusts.
Chief of these laws Is the tariff.
Manipulation of tariff schedules lim
its production, chokes off natural
mportB, wakes the stream of com
merce flow In artlclclal channels.
Banish the "protection" fetich
from national economics, and trade
once more flpws In normal channels.
In other words, a tariff should
only produce sufficient revenue for
government, economically administ
ered, and should not be a source
of Inflated dividends for private cor
With an honest tariff, the strong
est Incentive to over capitalization
would be wanting. Chicago Journal,
considerate treatment from their old
Senator Lorimer says there is a
Work on the ferry road today is
being rushed to a finish. The road
is now graded out to its full width
and from now on it will be built up
and rolled hard. It is the intention
'conspiracy" to discredit him, al- to make the road about twenty feet
hough the indications are that con
spiracy along this line would be
in width and roll it so hard that wa
ter will have difficulty In carrying
it away. The road from the depot
! presents the aspect of being a good
one and there Beems to be no doubt
but It will prove a winner by the
time It Is completed. Considerable
A less guileless president that Mr
Taft would have known that no cabi
net member could possibly be half interest is taken in the construction
as pure and Innocent as Mr. Balllng-
er pretended te be.
Itl'NCOM HAND HOT.
that Senator E.
Whoever bought the United States
senatorshlp for the Hon. Lorimer and
neglected to tell him about It cer
tainly placed that distinguished Il
linois publicist at a sad disadvant
The Minnesota courts having de
cided that the remark, "I wouldn't
touch him with a ten foot pole," Is
libelous, it may be well for peopte
in general to be a little more guard- J
ed in expressing their opinion of
certain men in public life.
Had the sugar trust not been so
bent upon doing up everybody and
everything, and had continued to con
fine its operation of theft to the
public and kept its hands off the
government it would not now be in
all this trouble. The government
pnyB no attention to trusts robbing
peoplo, and only becomes Interested
when the trusts attempt to rob the
President Taft, In an Interview
printed In the June . McClure's,
praises Aldrlch to the skies and says
"there were not a few reductions In
the tariff schedules which were in
troduced at his instance, or with his
consent." In other words, conccs-
Indulgo in evasion or double dealing. Lions In legislation which was to af
A few trusts at the Nebraska lusur- fort th cost of llvlnir to 90 non 000
work Ind many pieces of advice as to
how the work should be done are be
ing recelced from these In charge
To an outsider it would appear they
are doing very well and by the time
the work is finished Plattsmouth will
have a road well wotrh the name
Thia morning the elevator grader was
being worked with fourteen horses
and was doing work much improved
over what it did yesterday.
press oureau has
J. Burkett in his
Decoration day speech In this city
would outline his views on the great
questions which confront the people
of the nation. This promise has not
With the speech before us wo Beo
that the senator did Indulge In vague
and meaningless generalizations, lie
did toss a few boquets of doubtful
rhetorical construction at the old
flag. Ho did take especial pains to
explain that Lincoln was not a radi
cal, lie does not state that Senator
Aldrlch Is an Abraham Lincoln come
again, but Burkett always assumes
that his hearers have Imaginations.
The portions of the speech referring
to public questions were printed in
full In the Star.
On the question of Insurgency the
senator dodges warily. He nimbly
sidesteps while lauding Lincoln and
extolling Roosevelt, men who did not
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Fire at In Ion. ...
The residence owned by John
Klaurens and occupied by Perry
Dukes, at Union, was, destroyed by
lire Thursday morning. The build
ing was completely destroyed and
but few household goods saved. Mr.
Dukes had built a fire in the stove
and retired, but had been in bed but
a short time when the house was In
flames, and It was with difficulty
he succeeded in Baving the children.
The home was insured, but the house
hold goods were not. Nebraska City
gency, however, were included. He
speaks of "the Jingle of imagination
and radicalism " evidently a covert
sneer at Congressman Norrls. He
aiso ueirays a nosire to mtuct a!
Americans could only bo had with the
"consent" of a political boss, and that
political boss the acknowledged rep
resentative of the tariff triiBts and
Wall street rollllonalrea!
FOR SALE A well Improved 80
acre farm 4 1-2 miles southeast of
Murray and 8 miles south of Platts
mouth. James Chalfant,
R. F. D. No. 1, Platts.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by NebraskaState
Calls Answered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
Relates His Experience When
The Same Blew Up.
Albert Lee, a quarryman employed
In the Nehawka quarries, was In the
city this morning and stated to a
number of people he met with some
Interesting experiences which he un
derwent several years ago while en
gaged In coal mining. At that time he
was a miner in Hanna Mine No. 1 of
the Union Pacific railroad company in
Wyoming. This is the mine which
caved In about two years since,' bury
ing about two hundred miners in the
bowels of the earth and out of this
large number only twelve escaped.
Lee claims to be one of the twelve.
He is a Scandanavian by birth and
talks with a pronounced accent. His
description of the nine days which he
spent under ground while the res
cuers above were digging with might
and main to reach him and his im
prisoned companions, Is something
very realistic. At the time of the
cave-In he was working on the lower
level of the mine and his first warn
ing of the danger came with a loud
crackling noise which Instantly told
him that the great mass of earth
and rock hundreds of feet above him
was about to come down upon him.
With the rest of the men In this level
he made a frantic leap for safety and
hastily darted under one of the little
cars which are used to carry coal to
the surface. This proved the salve
tlon of his life for the Immense mass
settled down and closed out the air
of the world. Fortunately for him
and the men who were under the car
with him, a large, thick slab of rock
fell over the car under which he had
hid and this held the terrible mass
of rock and earth off him, forming
a pocket within which the men were
safe. Here they laid for five days
waiting for succor and at last it came.
A long pipe was driven from the sur
face Into where the men were and
through this food and drink was fur
nlshed them and Lee Bays it was the
real goods, too. Champagne was the
drink, not common pleblan beer and
It sure tasted good. Then littl.e by
little the rescurers came on, inch by
Inch they drew nearer the imnris
oned men until on the ninth day the
way to air and life stood open.
Lee's story Is a graphic one and
worth hearing. He docs not blame
the managers of the mine for the dis
aster and says It was simply unavoid
able and something which could not
be guarded against. He says the
managers did all In their power to
guard against it but they could not
forsee everything and It happened.
He says he has enough of mining
in his and hereafter he is content to
work in the open quarries, where
there is some chance to get out.
Walter Byers of Rock Bluffs came
In' this afternoon from his home,
bringing with him a veritable cur
iosity in the shape of the nearly
formed remains of a turkey which if
it had lived would have bad
four legs, four wings, two bills, two'
necks but without a breast. The,
turkey would have hatched without
doubt in the opinion of Mr. Byers
had it not been for a very heavy peal
of thunder which he believes killed
it last Saturday. It is perfectly form
ed bo far as a freak can be called
formed under those conditions and
seemed to have been gtrong and
doubtless would have gotten through
all right, except for the trouble men
tioned above. The egg was set by
Mrs. Joseph Campbell of Rock Bluffs
and did not differ in appearance from
other turkey eggs except by a differ
ence in spots on it. There was no
means of telling it was double yelked
although it is now plain it was.
Replanting for the T:i:rti Time.
John Kraeger, one of Mt. Pleas-
ant's best citizens and farmers, came
in this morning to attend to business
matters. Mr. Kreager states that
corn throughout his section is In sad
shape and that farmers are still en
gaged in replanting. In many eases
he found farmers in the field for the
third time going over their corn and
replanting it. He does aot look fer
anything like a heavy crop thia tH
and expects to see much higher
prices for corn in the future.
The Journal was remembered this
morning with the presentation ef a
fine boquet of the choicest flowers
that grow out of doors. The doser
Is that excellent lady, Mrs. Nick
Halmes, livlng'west of the city, who
always remembers the Journal people
when she has anything pretty. There
fore, we take pleasure in returning
our most sincere thanks, and may
she live long to enjoy the pleasures
of this life.
Pasture for Kent.
I have 15 acres of good pasture
for rent, five miles south of Platts
mouth. Good running water.
Mrs. A. E. Smith.
C. D. Clapp of Elmwood was in
the city over night, being registered
at the Hotel Riley last evening.
A suit to quiet title has been Tiled
In district court entitled Effle O.
Wilson vs the Unknown Teirs and De
visees of Franklin Wait, deceased.
The case covers some land In the
so uthpart of the county. Pitzer &
Hayward of Nebraska City and Ed
win Jeary of Elmwood appear for
Two licenses were Issued In coun
ty court today. Ardell Haramon,
aged 21 of Summer, Neb., secured a
license to wed May De Puy, aged 18
of Louisville, and John Perry, aged
27, and Ethel O'Brien, aged 22, both
of Greenwood also secured permis
sion to wed.
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
ROBERT WIKINSON. .
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