The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 06, 1910, Image 4
t The - Plattsmouth - Journal Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Nebraska R. A. BATES, Publisher. Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class matter. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Fur United State Senatoi Gilbert M. Hitchcock. For Governor James C. Dahlman. Lieutenant Governor Ralph A. Clark. Secretary of State Charles W. Tool. Auditor of Public Accounts Thomas J. Hewitt. State Treusurei George E. Hall. SiiM'rlntciilent of School William It. Jackson. Attorney General C. II. Whitney. Coiiiini.HNioner of Public Lands William D. Eastman. Hallway ConmilNsloncr Ben II. Hayden. For CongressmanFirst Iilstrict John A. Magulre. Representative Eighth District M. A. Dates. For Senator Fourth District William B. Banning. For Represents! I vcH-.Kcvcntli District C. E. Metzgcr; W. II. Puis. For County Coutiu'ssloner Charles R. Jordan. :: ' Republican congressmen failed to down the robber tariff, and many of them are now getting what they fail ed to give tbt tariff. :o: Tho ptand patter congressmen are going :lown in defeat much like pral rlo dogs fall Into their holes at the eight of nn approaching object. :o: The Iowa Taft 'dub, of Des Moines, a republican stand pat organization, has closed its doors and quit business. There Is absolutely nothing doing. :o: Hi: Siiiiduy State .' nal devoc s n wh. tto io f.im... of Buthr rounty, recommending C. II. Aldrlch. That is all rl;lit. We suppose that Jim Dnhlninn tculd fill the whole eight pages ot the Journal with such recommendations from Omaha and Douglass county, past iccord. " Jvm can buy liquor or let It alone The Journal would advise you to let It alone. But when It comes to grub and clothes and a place to Btay, it's different. You have to have those things, yet they are cornered by cap italists. Which Is the greater Issue? Farmers' Journal. :o: . The publication of Mayor Dahl man's early life by the Lincoln State Journal will have a tendency to quiet tho nerves of those venomous curs who are cntcmally barking at his beds. Has not his opponent a past career? if he has, pray tell us what it is. .Mm Dahlman Is keeping noth ing back. Aro the friends of Mr. Aldrkh afraid of their candidate's past career? Out with It. :o: Give us Aldrlch's Tho Saturday Evening Post, one of the oldest and most popular publlca t'ons In tho world, pints an excel lent lialf-tono picture of Congress man Hitchcock, and under a heading of "Who's Who, and Why," gives the democratic candidate for United States senator from Nebraska a great se;id-ofT. Mr. IMviv ock Is a gentle man of national r nutation, and by the leading fuldl r'.i.T.s cf tho co la try Is considered one of the ah'vi n:t bers of the i-iotiont hrune of u-.o- rptitn'i' eii. :o: George W. Wilder, publisher of Everybody's Magazine and head of the Butterlck company of New York, epitomized his opinion of former President Roosevelt at Denver the other day: "Theodore Roosevelt Is tlio greatest politician we have In America, lie Is also a great preach er. But ho Is not necessarily a great statesman. On tho contrary, I be lieve he Is a curse, the way ho is act ing now. And I have always been what you may call a strong Roose velt man." :o: The uimpalgn of Senator Hurliett is Vhoily defensive vu! apologetic. t'on?rcssmau Hitchcock has no apolo gies to offer none aro called for and his campaign Is precisely the kind Milch has brought success to demo crats and progressive republicans In all the states which have thus far held elections. Hitchcock has been honest and cont-clentlous In serving the people ot Nebraska in the lower national house, r.nd he will represent !ils Nebraska constituency In the United States renate as it should be represented. :o: Burkett Is ni.iklng his campaign by goinif Lack into democratic times of the early 'l0s vhtn the money power, created by the lepubllcan party when in power, taraiyzed business and In dustry from ceun to ocean for what there was in It to them, and the re publicans had BU'leu the treasury dry, as the democrat;! did before the war. Ella Wheeler Wilcox says, 'Come out of the jutf-t; it's haunted." Burkett will find It is haunted If he continues such school boy campaign methods. Anyhow, he's a very small screw for such a laige hole, as was demonstrated 'Alien fenator Rayner played football vlth Mm In the sen ate not long ago. :o: The Illinois Republican state con vention gave Speaker Cannon some thing of a black eye by electing Gov. Deneen for chairman, the plac hav ing been aspired to by the elements favorable to the czar of the house. Likewise, his name was left out of the platform, undubtedly as a sop to the insurgents. Reference to Sena tor Lorlmer was also omitted. Illinois republicans don't quite know what is going to happen to Lorlmer when the congressional Investigating commit tee gets through with the task of looking Into the charges that he bought his renomlnatlon, and are therefore shy about committing them selves. Mr. Cannon, who was allowed the privilege of the floor, made a speech In which he lauded Taft and the tariff and took occasion to say real "sassy" things about the press of the country. When this same press used to pat him on the back, quoting his stories, telling how many cigars he smoked a day and putting him up to an admiring public as a good old homespun statesman of the Lincoln type, nothing was too good for the fourth estate. But times have changed, and the policies represented by the speaker have become so obnox ious as to raise a national revolt. The press may always be depended upon to accurately mirror public sentiment, and when It Is practically unanimous as It is In this Instance, It may be taken w ithout reserve as representing the great majority of public scntl ment. The dispatches report his lan guago during the day as so hot that tho newspaper boys had to wear chunks of ice In their hats for fear of being overcome. He may have a chance to go Into cold storage after the election. :o: 'THE PROHIBITION DRUM. In a letter explaining why he has withdrawn as a candidate for re election, County Attorney J. II. Gros venor of Hamilton county enunciates some wholesome truths that are en titled to tho widest circulation. Mr Grosvenor, who for many years has boon an earnest fighter In the reform ranks, Is frankly disgusted over the manner In w hich a local issuo, county option, has been permitted to dlstrac attention from and diminish lnteres In those vital Issues which concern tho entire country and for which the reform forces In every stato aro so earnestly contending. Ills letter again recalls tlio memorable com plaint of gallant Tom Johnson of Ohio, that bo "never yet had got 'Th System' backed Into a corner an hollering for help but some crowd o nthuslasts came along beating the rohlo'tlon drum, demoralizing his rmy and allowing the enemy again to escape In Ms letter, Mr. Grosvenor says: "Grat w rongs cry out to be right ed. Great and progressive reformers re Imploring the common people to rally to the banners of real reform In the nation. In the noise and din of the fight on option the call Is un heeded. The time is ripe for victory for the plain people but the occasion duds the people divided and distract ed over a local matter "It Is a time-honored custom of he plundering and predatory in terests to save themselves In critical rues by raising some so-called moral ssue and causing a great hue and cry to go up about some frivolous or transient matter, or concerning some question which by reason of the ln- nereni aimcuutes it presents can never be finally determined. The liquor question Is as old as the hu man rare, it must forever remain a ubject of dispute, controversy and haggling. It is now being used to befog the man behind the ballot "I caunot share In the great excite ment on this option issue nor can I believe that, meritorious as it may be, such a measure will be a cure-all for the trouble sought to bo reme died. County option Is at best a very limited remedy. It can make com paratively few changes In this state. It only leads on and on to further warfare and more drastic legislation ill follow when the small results of county option become apparent to tho advocates of the measure. "I concede the right of the people to rule end to that extent recognize the rights of the majority, and yet I should deplore greatly the further plundering of the people and the ex ploitatlon of the nation's resources bile we are devoting ourselves sole ly to a minor and transitory issue "Finding myself thus believing I prefer to work In the ranks. I shall personally continue the fight along those lines which to me appear most Important and urgent. I realize the great need of electing our candidate for senator and for congress. I am not resigning this nomination on ac- lount of any personal animosity to ward any one on the ticket. I Bee no reasou to vote the republican ticket or any part of it. I And that the democratic platform Is on all mate- lal matters satisfactory and I shall support the nominees.. I am for Hitchcock for senator, Good for con gress, Dahlman for governor and for the entire state and county ticket. I believe the nominees without excep tlon to be courageous men who will perform the duties of their respective oflices with credit. I know of no ob ectlon that can be raised by any democrat or populist to any of these men except as to their attitude, pro and con, on the option issue, and I do not think that should control our udsment or our votes. I am for the ticket and I shall not bo Induced to desert It by the alarms of any extrem 1st on a sumptuary question This is the voice of a loyal demo crat, u good and , true man, and a patriotic citizen. All over Nebraska the friends of reform will regret that, holding these views, Mr. Grosvenor did not stay on the ticket instead of withdrawing from It. For he Is ex actly the kind of man, sane, cool headed, not to be stampeded, and sincerely devoted to the principles of democracy, who of all others should bo chosen to carry the democratic banner It seems a pity and a crying shame to see a man like Grosvenor ot Ham ilton, driven in disgust from his place on the democratic ticket because of a dispute w.ther the legislature shall enact a county option law next win ter or whether It would not be better to wait and let the people decide the question, directly, for themselves, un der tho Initiative and referendum. Democrats and populists all over Nebraska owe It to themselves and to tho principles to which they are do voted to ask themselves anew If they ore willing to forget those principles, to fall out of tho ranks of the forces of reform, to abandon the efforts of a life-time, and march off after tho "army of enthusiasts who are beating tho prohibition drum." Only five more weeks till election, and tie candidates must soon get a hustle on themselves. :o: Vote for candidates for represent ative who favor the people's voice in electing United States senators. :o: Burkett has not yet accepted Hitch cock's challenge. But will he? Well, now, it doesn't look much like it. :o: If the democrats fail to carry Ne braska this year they will have no one to blame but the party leaders. :o: Governor Shallenberger has issued his election proclamation, stating what officers are to be elected this year, and the date on which such election is to occur Tuesday, Novem ber 8. :o: The Ah-Sar-Ben will occupy the at tention of the people in eastern Ne braska this week, and It Is of but little use for candidates to get out in the rural districts, they might not find the one they desire to see at home. But next week they can start out o nthelr tramp. :o: The report comes from Washing ton that the President has forbidden postmasters taking any active part In politics. Evidently such an order has not reached Nebraska yet. If It has, the postmasters In this section are payihg no attention to it. :o: W. II. Puis, the young German farmer, who Is the democratic candi date for representative, has been In various sections of the county In the past two weeks and has met with con siderable encouragement. Billy should make a fine race. He is one of the finest young men In Cas3 county, and while reared on the farm, possesses all the requirements to make an hon est representative o fthe people. , :o: Charley Jordon, democratic candi date for re-election to the position of county, commissioner In the Third district, hs made an excellent offi cial, and should be elected for an other term. Mr. Jordon has been a clcse obsener to the Interests of the people of his district, and in general to the county at large, and it will bo impossible to secure a rr.ah who cau I or will do better. Closing Out MY ENTIRE STOCK OF FURNITURE. consistng of Kitchen Cabinets, Extension Tables, Kitchen Tables, Stand Tables, Buffets. China Closets, Side Boards, Dressers and Comodes, Dining Room Chairs, Rockers, Sates, Iron Beds, Matress and Springs, Steel Couches, Carpets and Rugs, 15 gal lons of paint and 10 Child's Go-Carts. D.P. JACKSON 5 South Side Main Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska no time for any actloh that would tend to revive them. The South had its brave men and great generals as well as the north, and it Is fit that in a reunited country all should join in doing honor to the high qualities of American manhood. :o: THE NEBRASKA GOVERNORSHIP. :o:- Maduon Star-Mail: James C. Dahl man said he was opposed to the repeal of the 8 o'clock closing law and that he would use his influence, if elected, to prevent the legislature from re pealing it. Now we all know that Mr. Dahlman is a man of his word, so why don't those Christian Temperance people of this state be fair and not be continually harping that Dahlman's election means the repeal of the day light saloon law. :o: Coal has advanced 25 cents to $1.00 a ton. Another twist of the republican screw to make more divi dends for the coal barons. Winter is coming on and the poor, as well as the rich, have to have coal, and the poorer you are the worse its effects. The Payue-Aldrich tariff law is re sponsible for the advance In the price of everything you use. And Mr. Bur kett is one who helped to make this tariff. Vote for G. M. Hitchcock for United States senator, and you will have a representative who will prove true to the people. :o: Wynot Tribune: There Is little doubt that Congressman G. M. Hitch cock will be the choice of the people for United States senator at the com ing election. Burkett's slippery record in congress has lost him the support of all insurgent republicans, and he does not seem to be improving his chances In the campaign by at tempting to defend his votes on the tariff bill against the best Interests ot tho people. Burkett Is too much of a trimmer in politics, and the voters will not fall to register their condem nation of such methods. :o: The national encampment of tho G. A. R. at Atlantic City very sensi bly concluded to Indefinitely post pone action on the motter of placing tho statute of Robert E. Lee in statu ary hall in the capltol at Washlngtoh. This Is a conservative and highly commendable rourse. The bitterness and sectional hatreds of helium days have long ceased to exist, and this is Casual Thoughts From a Republican Who Knows Chester II. Aldricli. (From the Haveiock Times.) Havelock, Neb., Sept. 27 To the editor of the Times: No man realizes except one who has kept a reasonably close tab on the democratic party, Its acts, affiliations and environments for the past sixty years, how truly repul sive It Is for a life-long republican to be compelled through a true sense of honor and duty to turn down a candi date on his own ticket, but this is go ing to be done by easily one-fourth ot the republicans of Nebraska this fall on Mr. Aldrich. Party lines are being badly disrupt ed all over the country this fall on 1 account of too much dishonesty, gen eral crookedness and graft, and there can be no reason why Nebraska re publicans should shoulder the respon sibility for the inevitable worthless dlsli-rag or possibly worse administra tion of the next two years. It Is folly to talk about a precedence this fall with the material In sight that we may be able to carry the state two years hence. Many republicans will feel very blue to see the state go dem ocratic this fall, and a very much darker blue to realize the responsi bility should they win. Nebraska Is normally safely republican and It Is only fool friends that have ever allowed the situation to arise that turned it over to the democrats. It we have not as good men In the re publican party as there are in the democratic party, we had all better become democrats. What claim has Mr. Aldrlch on the republican party anyway? A few newspapers and campaigners are making a paper flag fight against Mr. Dahlman, but what is being done for Mr. Aldrich? Ills county option plank is considerably tilted and not very dry much of the time. It has been said by republicans that could scarcely see a way to forsake their duty as republicans, that Mr. Aldrich has held municipal oflices and served in the legislature of 1906-7 at the hands of his neighbors they ought to know him best. True he has, and true they know. How many times these minor offices beg for ability and honesty. They are neither remunera tive nor honorary except the Incum bent Is over zealous and philanthrop ic. Mr. Dahlman has served his party all his life from mayor down to con stable. Members ot the committee that for mulated those great railroad rate and espouses dadyshlp, aro frank In their expressions of Mr. Aldrlch's utter worthlessness as a member of that committee, (am not at liberty to pub lish authority, but can furnisn It abundantly If wanted). That he lounged, smoked, Joked, and occasion ally offered some radical suggestions too wild-eyed to be considered; that when the bill reached the senate, with his oratorical machine, the only asset he has worth mentioning, he stole the credit. He has always been a faction, stripe, dissentlon breeder in local affairs; was twice a candidate for con gress with about the same success he had with his New York divorce case, but usually got home sooner. As a candidate for governor he stole the pole a year In advance and with no opposition until the last heat which he lost by over 2000 In Omaha, by some "cantrup slight" he won the race. In the name of all decency what claim has Aldrich on the republican party of Nebraska or w hy should the party be held responsible for Aldrlch? There are crimes which we may be cognizant of but can't prevent; yet we need not become implicated or a party to. The old guard machine convention relieved the ordinary voter of any part of interest in the nominations except to vote. 'This present predica ment ought to arouse all good citizens to a sense of duty at the primaries and the next opportunity rally to the primaries sufficiently Informed to nominate a ticket that can be elected. Yours for party honor and success. O. A. Keith. :o:- The Bulletin of the National City Bank of New York, the Standard Oil bank and one ot the institutions in sisting upon the establishment of a central government bank, gives the first intimation that the policy ot the present administration will be to es tablish but one or two postal savings anks In each state, presumably in the larger cities, to begin operation of the new system under the present law. This will be somewhat disconcerting to the smaller cities and the rural communities, who were looking for ward to the postal bank as a much desired convenience. This may in part be due to the fact that the pres ent law, designedly or otherwise, made no provision for the general adoption ot the system, appropriating but $100,000 for the purpose, scarce ly sufficient to prepare the necessary stationery. The postmaster general is quoted as saying that it will be January 1 ot next year before the first bank Is started. :o: "My child was burned terribly about the face, neck and chest. I applied Lr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil. The pain ceased and the child sank into a restful sleep." Mrs. Nancy M. Han- antl-pass bills, of which Mr. Aldrlch son, Hamburg, N. Y. Not a Drop oi 'Alcohol What is a "tonic"? A medicine that increases the strength or tone of the whole system. What is an "alterative"? A medicine that alters or changes unhealthy action to healthy action. Name the best "tonic and alterative"? Ayer's Sarsaparilla, the only Sarsaparilla entirely free from alcohol. Ask your own doctor all about it. Never take a medicine doctors cannot endorse. ).C.AwrCo..LowtllMai& V ittiout daily action ol the bowels poisonous products must he absorbed. Then you have Impurcblood, biliousness, headache. Ask your doctor about Ayer's Pills for constipation.