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The Plattsmouth - Journal
Mlishsd Semi-Weekly at Plittsirouth, Nebraska r ,
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
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For 1'ntted States Nenato
Gilbert M. Hitchcock.
James C. Dahlman.
Ralph A. Clark.
Secretary of State
Charles V. Pool.
Auditor of Public Accounts
Thomas J. Hewitt.
George K. Hall.
Superintendent of School
William U. Jackson.
C. II. Whitney.
Commissioner of Public Land
William B. Eastman.
Hull way Commissioner
Hen II. Hayden.
For C'oiiKrestiiiHii Fliht District
John A. Magulre.
Representative Kightli District
M. A. Pates.
For Senator Fourth District
William B. Panning.
For ICepieMentativeMSeveiitli Distilil
C. E. Mctzger; W. H. Puis.
For County Commissioner
Charles It. Jordan.
Spain Is another country which Is
at present very much alarmed over
the New Nationalism.
"The tariff," nays Senator Ilurkett,
"will defend itself." For that mat
ter, so will a rat, when It Is cornered.
The tariff commission, In Its forth
coming "statement," Is expected to
take the advanced ground that Some
thing Ought to Be Done.
Big crops are the best guarantee
of business activity. Tho manufac
turer and merchant share with the
farmer the benefits of tho abundant
yields of such a season as that Jtibt
p"- , :o:
Any man with good, common sense
knows that when the farmers are
prosperous all other business propo
sitions are prosperous. But let the
farmers lose one crop then note the
depression In prosperity. Who Is re
sponsible for these changes? He who
.rules on high, of course.
V. E. Metzgor, democratic candl-
Jate for representative, expects to
'see every voter In Cass county before
the election. Being a young man,
Iiorn and reared In the county, many
ot tho older class of fanners know
of Ms family record. Ills parents
were among the earliest German set
tlers of Cass county, and his father
was well known for his excellent
qualities. Chris Is a young man who
will fill the bill to perfection.
W. B. Banning was ono of the
lenders of the senato In the Inst ses
sion of the legislature, nud was
always present when there was any
thing doing. Mr. Punning should be
re-elected because ho stood for every
thing that was good for his constitu
ents, and opposed that which he
thought was not for the best In
terests of thoHo whom he represented
In tho state senate. It you want a
senator who will not let bis preju
dices govern his actions, vote for W.
The Beatrice Sun says: "Don't al
low yourself to bo fooled by tho Idea
that the election of Dahlman will
hasten tttate-wlde prohibition. If Aid
rich Is elected the prohibitionists will
eagerly push on to state-wide prohl
Mtlon. If Dahlman Is elected they
will become so sick of the job that
nothing more will be heard of prohl
Lltlon for a long time. They realize
that tho election of Dahlman means
tho burying of prohibition and that
Is one reason why they nro making
so strenuous a campaign against it."
James C. Dahlmnn's letter, written
to J. J. Smyth, at that time chair
man of the democratic central com
mittee sixteen years ago) wlth-draw
Ing from the race as a candldato for
auditor of state, shows the true char
acter of the democratic candidate
for gorernor. John Wilson, a
one-armed soldier, was nominated by
the populists for the same place, and
Mr. Dahlman withdrew In his favor.
This letter will appear In tomor
row's dally and also in the semi
weekly, and we want every old sol
dier and populist to read It.
According to a census bulletin the
death rate in the United States the
past year has been the lowest on
reord 15 per 1,000. This repre
sents, however, only cities or states
having laws requiring a registry of
deaths, representing an estimated
total population of nearly 49,000,000
or 53 per cent of the total estimated
population of the entire country. If
from the deaths recorded were taken
the thousands upon thousands of
deaths that could have been avoided
by better regulations on the railroads
the percentage would be very ma
terially decreased. The annual death
roll on the railroads of the country
through Incompetent employes, over
worked men and negligent manage
ment Is stupendous. As compared
with the rate on European roads ours
is a national disgrace.
Dahlman hns "reformed," and Aid
rich has "reformed." Dahlman makes
no attempt to hide behind his record.
The managers of Mr. Aldricb are en
deavoring to cover up the bad spots
In his career. The Herald will not
sling mud In this campaign, but
when Mr. Aldrlch was a candidate
for the republican nomination against
Mr. HInshawi only two years ago, he
referred to his record In the legisla
ture In places where he believed
that record would help his candi
dacy. He pointed to his legislative
record to show his attitude toward
prohibition. He had not the slight
est Idea of heading a great moral re
form crusade until he was satisfied
that the best chance for election was
In being on that side. Then lid oe-
came a reformer and at the same
time he become a -nypocrlt. God
save the state from the hands of a
nypocrlt Fremont Herald.
Among the reasons urged by the
suffragettes for the use of tho ballot
Is the refining Inuence their presence
will have at the polls, doing away
with rowdyism and scraps that occa
sionally enliven the local atmosphere
of the voting booths. In this connec
tion It is Interesting to compare the
conduct of Mrs. Locblnger, a New
York suffragette, at a meeting which
fiho addressed a few days ago. In
the audience was a young man who
persisted In asking questions such as
the average political speaker expects
to have llred at him and for which he
has answers up his sleevo. Not so
Mrs. Loeblngcr. The New York Sun
elates what happened when the In
quisitive male continued to want to
"Get out of this crowd!" she
shrieked, pointing her linger straight
"I'll stay as long as I please," he
"Oh, no, you won't I" retorted the
suffragette. "1 beard what you said,
and It doesn't go here. Go, and go
Tho man folded his arms and
"Tako that, then!" shouted Mrs
1. 1 . ..,. . . .
ijueumger, swinging ner rignt arm
from tho shoulder and bringing the
palm of her hand In contnet with his
mouth and noHO. Her victim stood
motionless, apparently too much
startled to attempt to do anything
"Go home, now," said Mrs. Loebln
ger, af'.er a moment's pause, "and
tell your peoplo that a suffragette
slapped you in the face and that you
had to take It."
This policy Is closely approaching
the Loudon brand of ftniale suffrage
advocates. Male auditors from Mis
marl will Lae to take a body guard
with them when they go to hear a
calm arid lurid discussion of the sub
ject of woman's right to vote. Won
der what would happen In a woman's
convention on the lines of the repub
lican meeting of the "Old Guard"
and the insurgents and Roosevelt
phoblans in New York? It is to be
feared the murderous hatpin would
develop pernicious activity.
THE FEDERAL TAXES YOU PAY.
The appropriations made for the
current year by the last congress
and approved by President Taft,
amounted to the enormous total of
II, 09S, 847,184.
This means an expenditure of
money made by taxing the people by
the federal government, of 3,567,
6S5.66 every working day In the
In other words, It costs almost as
much to run the federal government
a single day, under republican ad
ministration, as It co3ts to run the
state of Nebraska two entire years
under democratic administration!
The entire expenses of the federal
government for the seventy-two years
from the Inauguration of Washing
ton in 17SD to the election of Lincoln
in 1861 were only $1,795,273,344.
With a republican congress and a
republican president we are spending
as much now every two years and
1400,000,000 extra for "pin money!"
It is extravagance without prece
dent In the history of any civilized
It is costing the people of this
country every year of their lives
more than ?12 per capita to pay the
expenses of their national govern
ment. That is $G0 a year for a fam
ily of five.
And the taxes are levied, not on
incomes, not on property, but on
consumption; not on wealth, bat on
The poor man, with a family of
live to house and clothe and provide
for, piys more taxes than the wealthy
man who has no family.
The rich man pays no federal taxes
on the. houses and lands he owns, on
his securities and cosh and Income.
But the poor man pays taxes to the
government every time he buys a
si-It of clothes, a piece of cloth, a pair
of shoes, a sack of sugar, a lemon,
furniture or carpets for his house,
an Implement or a tool, a piece of
china or glass or earthenware. Every
day of his life he Is paying these
Suppose he was required to go up
to the treasurer's office every year
and plank down his $60 of federal
Suppose, at the same time, he was
required to pay two or three times
as much for the benefit of the trusts,
which is taken from him, in higher
prices, under the mask of "protec
tion!" Wouldn't he begin to wake Whnd
take an Interest In such Issues as the
tariff and federal extravagance?
Senator Aldrlch has s&icl puW.'j
that tho government wastes $300.-
000,000 every year. Wouldn't the
taxpayer take an interest In that
statement, too, If he paid his taxes
As It Is ho pays them indirectly.
BUT HE PAYS THEM JUST THE
If he could only visualize this bur
den, If ho could bo made to under
stand how much It means to him, in
dollars and centswould he still
think, we wonder, that "county
option" Is the paramount Issue?
Among T. It's many accomplish
ments Is not Included that of being
"silent In seven languages."
Tho Loiimer investigating commit
tee has completed Its Inquiry and ad
journed to meet in Washington to
prepare Us "findings" after the elec
W. II. Puis, democratic candidate
for representative, may not bo as pol
ished a politician as some of the re
publican candidates, but you can bet
your bottom dollar that when It
comes to good, sound judgment, he
Is there with the goods. He Is a
Cass county farmer boy, reared here.
If you are honestly for county
o.Mion vote for the republican candi
date for the legislature. If you are
agaltst county option vo.e for the
democratic candidates for the legis
lature, who are opposed to county
We note that some papers that are
supporting the democratic ticket,
state and county candidates, do not
print the ticket. This should not be.
The readers generally refer to the
paper to know who are candidates.
By all means print the ticket.
Scrlbner's News Senator Burkett
emphatically turns down the proposi
tion to debate with Congressman
Hitchcock. Evidently that record of
49 per cent progressive and 51 per
cent standpat Is something the sena
tor does not wish to be prodded on
at short range.
Do you beWeve In a man who ac
cepts the nomination on a county
option platform, and then goes over
the country and tells he Is opposed
to county option? Can county op
tlonlsts consistently vote for such a
man for the legislature? We do not
believe they can or will.
If you favor the election of United
States senator, by the people, you will
vote the democratic ticket, and If you
are opposed to the people Instructing
their members of the legislature,
who they shall vote for for United
States senator, ycu will vote the
How can Burkett expect the farm
ers' vole when he did all he could to
make the farmer pay more for his
plows, harrows, planters, harvesters,
cultivators, and other farm , Imple
ments, and also voting against a pro
posed amendment to place on the
free list lumber, building material,
tools, etc. Docs "Slippery" Elmer
Burkett think he can hoodwink the
Passengers on a Rock Island Pull
man car have been roo'jed of several
thousand dollars In cash, Jewels, etc.,
aud one of the porters has been ar
rested. This looks like a return to
atavism, to the old Claude Duval
methods. The modern Pullman por
ter has been employing highly devel
oped theosophy and hypnotism of
late. It was Just a.s effective and les3
Holt County Independent The
election of the democratic legislative
ticket in Holt county Is Important to
every democrat, populist and the In
surgent republican. A United States
senator will be elected this winter
and it Is important that the man
elected will stand absolutely opposed
to Cannonlsm. G. M. Hitchcock stands
solidly against Cannonlsm, while his
opponent, Mr. Burkett, stands for all
"Isms" belonging to that creed.
Where will you stand?
If the opinion of Samuel Hopkins
Adams, who has been investigating
the subjec t of snake bites for Every
body's Magazine, Is of value, the
whiskey "cure" may have caused
more deaths than the snakes them
selves. Strange as it may seem,
from all the evidence obtainable, not
more than 80 persons have ever died
from snake bites In this country. Dr.
S. Weir Mitchell once figured out an
8.7 per cent mortality for rattlesnake
bites, based on a known number of
bites. Thousands have been bitten
and recovered, of which no record
was ever kept. Worse than all the
snakes and seemingly the least dread
ed of all pests Is the common house
fly, carrying pestilence Into hundreds
of homes dally.
POPULISTS AM) DAHLMAN.
The World-Herald republishes to
day, from Its files of sixteen years
ago, a letter written by James C.
Dahlman to C. J. Smyth, at that time
chairman of the democratic .stato
In that letter Mr. Dahlman an
nounced his withdrawal from the
ticket as a candidate for stato audi
tor, which nomination had been
unanimously given him by the stato
convention. He withdrew in favor of
John W. Wilson, a one-armed old
Closing Out Sale
'' i w
MY ENTIRE STOCK OF FURNITUflE.
consists? of Kitchen Cabinets, Extension Tables,
Kitchen Tables, Stand Tables. Buffets, China Closets.
Side Boards, Dressers and
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,
South Side Main Street,
soldier, who was the populist nomi
nee. The reason for his withdrawal,
as given in the letter, was that the
democrats and populists, who on all
important Issues were In accord,
should act In harmony to defeat
Eugene Moore, the republican nomi
nee for auditor.
Chairman Smyth and the demo
cratic organization had insisted that
Wilson, the populist, rather than
Dahlman, the democrat, should with
draw. But Mr. Dahlman took the
position that Judge Wilson, as an
older man than himself, and an old
soldier disabled in the service of his
country, had the prior claim, and so
resigned from the ticket and urged
the democratic committee to nomi
nate his populist rival In his stead.
The letter Mr. Dahliran wrote was
a manly letter, and a good demo
cratic letter. It defined clearly his
attitude on the great issues which
were In controversy at that time,
and rrost of which are still In con
troversy. , It ought to be read with
nterest by the populists and demo-
tau cf Nebraska, who have fought
rhoulder to shoulder for the princi
ples they cherish during all the six
teen years that have elapsed since
that letter vas written. It recalls
one of many unselfish services that
fames C. Dahlman has rendered to
the democrats and populists of this
That letter was read, at the time
of i'.s publication, by a loyal young
democrat of Nebraska, who was just
beginning to take an interest in polit
ical affairs. So deep was the Impres
sion It made on his mind that he re
membered It for sixteen years. Last
Monday night he came to the World
Herald office and began ransacking
the musty old files. He kept on hunt
ing till he found it, and he It was who
requested that It be republished at
this time. That democrat is C. M.
Gruenther of Platte county, today a
recognized leader of the militant
democracy of Nebraska.
The World-Herald is glad to com
ply with Mr. Guenther's request, and
to commend this old letter of James
C. Dahlman's to the attention of the
progressive voters of the state
Do you want an
If you do, pet one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this cflice r the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
Wo want all tho Chickens, Ducks,
Grcse and Turkeys that we can buy.
We pay tho highest market price for
farm products of all kinds.
Comodes. Dininrr Room
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
Western CGmmsrca Hampered
by Union ct Big Systems.
TAKES UP THREE PROPOSITIONS
Dealt With Various Phases of Compe
tition Between Railroads Former
Prosecutor of Standard Oil Answers
Watson's Statement Spooner An
swers Hypothetical Question.
St. Paul, Oct. 14. Frank B. Kellogg,
who prosecuted the Standard Oil com
pany in one of the most famous legal
battles ever waged In the United
States courts, presented the closing ar
guments of law and fact in the Union
Pacific merger case, which has occu
pied the attention of the entire federal
bench of the judicial court since last
When D. K. Watson of Pittsburg
concluded his brief argument for .H.
C. Prick the crowd exceeded the ca
pacity of the court room.
Mr. Kellogg answered the arguments
of Mr. Watson, who preceded him, and
assorted that H. C. Frick. one of the
Individual defendants, had In no way
been a party to the conspiracy alleged
In the bill to monopolize the trans
portation facilities from river ter
minals to the Pacific coast.
Takes Up Three Propositions.
Mr. Kellogg then stated that through
his argument he would dual primarily
with three distinct propositions:
The suppression of competition be
tween the natural competitors as pro
hibited by the Sherman anti-trudt act.
Competition between railroads nat-'
uraliy competitive as ttie settled pol
icy of the nation.
The ownership by one railroad of
the stock or any part of the s'.ock of
a competing railroad In suppression of
competition and therefore in suppres
sion of trade and commerce.
Senator Spooner and Judges San
born and Hook engaged in a colloquy
over questions during the senator's ar
gument. "1 must confers," said Mr. Spooner,
"that I did not grasp the hypothetical
question propounded by the court yes
terday. Possibly' the Infirmities or
oge are telling on me. Since then I
have had a transcript of the question
made and nm now prepared to answer
Repeats Former Question.
Judgp Sanborn then repeated thf
question as to whether If the Central
Pacific from Ogden to San Francisco
were owned by an independent com
pnny and the New York Central in
1901 carried sea board freight from
New York to Chicago, that the through
route might not be considered a com
petitor of the Southern Pacific.
"Not necessarily," said the senator.
"The next question, if you had ad
mitted that competition." said the
Judge, "what Is the difference between
ihn situation and the situation in thla
Rochester, Minn., Oct. '.Senator
Lnfollette had another good night and
Is in excellent spirits. He has shown
continued improvement since the oper
atlon for gall stones and his ultimate
recovery Is practically assured, ac
cording to ho attending physicians.
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