The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 31, 1911, Image 4
The- Plattsmouth - Journal er Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Nebraska 33 R. A. BATES, Publisher. Entered at the I'ostoflice at I'lattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class matter. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE The Democratic Ticket, i For Judges Supreme Court. V. 1. OLDHAM. V. L. STARK. J. It. DKAN. For Regents University. JOHN K. MII.LKIl. C. T. KNAI'P. For Railroad Commissioner. 0. K. II ARM AN. For Judge of the District Court First District. IIAUVT.Y !. TIIAVIS. For Clerk of the District Court. JAM KS T. ItKYNOI.DS. For County Clerk. I). C. MOIUlAN. For Treasurer. V. KKI.I.Y FOX. For Sheriff. DON C. IllIODUN. For Superintendent of Schools. MAHY K. KOSTKIl. For Surveyor. IRKI) 1). PATTKIISON. For Coroner. K. RATNOUR. For Commissioner Second District. C. M. RKYBKRT. For Police Magistrate. M. ARCHKR. :o : Senator Cummins says h ? don't care about being u running mate of Taft's. Well, who does? :o: Th; recall is all right where the officials am dishonest and the people's interests are at stake. ( . ;o: The, Anti-Saloon league will oppose Judge Hainor for supreme Judw on the republican ticket. That's a foregone conclusion. :o: 71t price of sugar, already ex orbitant, is going still higher. The IruHt seems to have entire confidence that the sugar tariff wilt not be molesfd. :o : The campaign Ih dragging along slowly. There doesn't seem to Id any rush among candidates. Well, it is a little early to start the ball to rolling in earnest.. :o: The democrats of Douglas county are divided on their choice as to a candidate for president between Harmon ami Wilson. What's I lie mailer wilh Champ Clark? :o: Tb democrats of Cass county have a most excellent candidate for treasurer in Kelly Fox. lie is one of the old-timers and is well qualified to handle that county's exchequer. Lincoln Journal. There were 'Jft.OOO veterans to march at. the (J. A. R. encamp ment. No man who has carried a gun takes kindly to being hauled around like so much freight in automobiles and wagons. :o: The. work on the Platte river wagon bridge is progressing and' will be. rushed to completion, and! then after being finished look out for the interurban. Won't Plattsinoulli be right in it then? Well, I should say sol :o: President Lovett of the Union Pacific denounces Wall street's "lie factory," but when many of our railroads have new stock to sell they handle the output of that factory at a handsome profit to themselves. :o: The cost of living is higher than ever, but every time you - " '- -mit ' goods hu sun's and go to laini- iug you do more to remedy it than can be accomplished by a legis lative investigation. :o: Don't take your eyes oil' the ticket at the head of this column. It is composed of iiood and true men, who will make good in every insf a rice. :o: President Taft will not have to read between Hie lines to find out what Senator Joseph I.. Ilrisfow is saying. The Kansas language is amainiily simple. What has become of the syndicate that was going to erect four modern cottages on the vacant lots west, of the Methodist church V The lots are still vacant. :o : Candidates are beginning to circulate among the people to tell their little "tales of woe." Some of them have repeated their story 80 often that the people are tired of its repalation again this year. :o: Taft says he will pay his re spects to Senator La Toilette when he comes west. Well, if he can convince the western people I hit he is right and the Wiscon sin senator is wrong he will be a daisy. :o: The Commercial club will prob ably discuss a fall entertainment of some kind at their next meet ing. Let's have an aeroplane- flight for one thing. What do you Bay? :o: Miss Foster evidently will have no opposition for county super intendent of 'schools, her' oppon ent, Odell, having concluded it was an uphill business to oppose her and has withdrawn from the race, :o: Ocorge Perkins says trust com petition means sweat shops and cniiu lauor. nut surely our benevolent children are willing to work in the sweat shops so the (lown-irodiien millionaire can have bis motor cars and steam achts. -:o:- A traveling man from the east who makes Plattsinouth twice a year ami lias been doing so for ivvcniy years, says me cily pre sents a livelier appearance right now than it has in many years Thai's a good advertisement for Plattsinoulli. Strangers are doing more advertising and helping tin town more than some people riuht here al home. :o : We overheard an individual say I he other day that he would not turn his team out of the road to iei iiny a d autoinoiuie pass i . .. Well, that may be the way he looks at it, but unfortunatelv the law looks at it quite differently-. No man can run the risk of pay ing a .'S tine merely to have the 'mi of keeping an automobile be hind him on the public road. W admit it is funny business, but it looks too much like stroking th business end of n hornet. :o: The voters of Cuss county have long since come to the conclusion that good men are not always re puiilicans, nor that thev are al uruHM rm s, mil iiuu mere ai . i ........ .... . i... . . i . good men in notn parlies. And when (hey look over the can didates on both tickets they vote for whom they think are lies quaiiueq and will make good if elected. This thing of keeping mar in ofllce a lifetime because ".i i I fellnw" won't work ill the voters any longer. :o : '(live others a chatn-e," j Ho- iy t tn !" of f.a- s county are They don't one man in lliinkinu tin-. a i' . tii-Iii'Sf in keeping illice forever, simply because be is a gooo ienow. i nere are I her ''good fellows" who possess pjalificatioiis also. :o: Taft believes the government hould be in the hands of the few and that the less the people have say alioul the running of itl'ail'S the better. Do the people think that way? If they do thev will re-elect llie loot of til? powers If not. thev will sit down on him. :o : Dr. J. S. Livingloii for four suc- essive years Has managed the iinpaigu for Hie democrats of Cass county, and the Journal is pleased to learn tliar tie lias con sented to take charge of the cam paign again this year. I hat means a great deal for the suc- 's of the t ickcl. :o : A federal judge in Seattle sued a sweeping order enjoining the citizens from refusing to pay second car fare after passing a ertain street. A mob of citizens hanged the judge in effigy, where upon a councilman, two editors and half a dozen others were ar rested, charged with "conspiring to obstruct the administration of justice." :o: In his Hamilton speech Presi dent Taft seems to hold out hope for tariff revision al the next ses sion of congress. But how? One of the reasons he gave for vetoing the wool bill was that it was "a compromise." And does he sup pose that any tariff measure that is not a compromise can get through a congress with a repub- ican senate and a democratic house ? :o: The commission form of gov ernment upon which the people of Omaha will vote September 2 pro vides for seven councilmen whose salaries wil lbe $4,000, each, and the one of the seven who shall be hosen mayor will add $500 to his stipend. There is something al- uring to the politicians in the creation of such a fine list of alaries. :o: It is obvious enough to all men of both parties that the special session revealed and developed harmony among the democrats while it increased the discord among the republicans. Ii ts a plain unusual and remarkable fact that a republican administra- on, in order to consummate what it declared o be one of its most important policies had to have ami did receive democratic support. Reciprocity with Canada was consistent with the general democratic purpose of relieving the people of some of the burden of taxation, and In resisting fur Iher effort in this direction, rep resented by the several tariff re vision bills, the predominant wing of the republican party and the president were so far on the nn popular side that thev could thwart this reform only by re course to the veto. :o:- BOOSTINQ NEBRASKA. Omaha Kxaminer: lleyond any possibility of question, Nebraska and ils cities have received ad vertising that must prove a great benetlt to them from the trip of the representatives of the ad vertising clubs of the stale to the Moslon meeting of their national association. A great deal of literature por traying the resources and ad vantages of this state was dis tributed by (he ad men all along the route to Hie Massachusetts metropolis, reaching up into Canada. When they got to Boston the Nebraska bunch immediately claimed the center of the stage and fold :t t liroi,:; !i"iit the meet-; nig, a. w;i e idenccd by daily re- port.- ami illustrations in the big Ho. ion newspaper.-.. From no ' ottn-r stale did representatives in , Itoslon receive so much attention, of a kind that is bound to be prolllable to the state of Nebraska.! Out this way we have had no occasion for many years to com plain that we have not enjoyed full political recognition. Neither has there been any good ground to grumble that we have not been sulliicently recognized as an educational state. The pro ductiveness of our soil has been pictured in a realistic way through the official government reports of crop productions of the entire country. J'.ut there has been little done to proclaim the greatness of Nebraska's com mercial equipment. Nothing could be more serviceable toward that end than this embassy of ad men who went to mingle with the ud men of all the great commercial centers of Hie country. It must have impressed itself upon all who attended thai convention, and upon everyone else in Boston, as well as upon all who read the Boston papers, that a stale which can send out a bunch of ad men as bright and resourceful as our boys proved themselves to be, must be going some com mercially. :o:- OUR SENTIMENTS EXACTLY. The following from the Kearney Democrat hits our views to a dot in its criticism on the new direct primary law: It is mighty diiticult to find any body who is speaking kind words for the miserably poor excuse of a primary system now in opera tion in the state of Nebraska. It is about as big a fraud as has ever been worked off on the people in the interest of political shy sters and lame-legged party lead ers who could not lead an ox to drink unless there was a halter tied around its neck. What the people want is a free, open, un trammeb'd ballot box a ballot that will permit every free, inde pendent American citizen and lawful voter to go to the polls at each and every election and vote just as he pleases and for whom he pleases, and not as some squirt gun politician wants him to vote. The state of Nebraska has upon its statute books the Australian ballot law. It provides for an absolutely secret ballot. Its pur pose is to permit every voters to go into the private booth and vote as he desires, without let or hind ranee and without his neighbor knowing how he voles. Rut the primary law comes along in ad vance of the secret ballot law and makes a man declare how be is going to vote, and who be is going to vide for when he enters the Australian ballot booth, or he inusi piiniiciy suiiscriiie io a perjured declaration. Until the time arrives when a man can go to the polls and cast his primary ballot as secretly and as securely as be is permitted to do at (he following election there is going to continue the same lack of interest in the primary election as has been displayed all over the slate this year. You cannot in duce free men to go to the primary and either commit perjury or violate the intent of the Australian ballot law. Men do not want to go to the polls hand tied, consiccnce-tied or honor- tied. It does not make any dif Terence to I hem whether this system applies to nominating a man for office or electing him to olllce. The present primary sys teni, insofar as it resulted in bringing out nn expressive vote in the selection of candidates on either or both of the politica tickets, shows it to be a glaring fake. In many localities there were not enough votes cast to scarcely make a blot on the pol books. The primary law must be open and honest to bring about honest results. It must be as -i Iv ;t fegiiarded with secrecy, and a broud and liberal in the i election of that secrecy as the Au-lralian ballot law provides, I lu would cause the honest vm.-r to want to take an honest interest in the selection of honest men to serve as their public officials, but he cannot be interested to any great extent while the law com pels him to voteo nly for such candidates as political bosses and party machines place before linn, or lie and perjure himself and publicly declare who he is going to vote for under the Australian secret ballot law. To do this makes the secret ballot look like a joke. And while we have the present primary law on the statute books it is a joke. f len w ide t he primarv door and seeurely safe-guard it Wit Ii sec- recv. and you will open the door to responsive and interested voters throughout tin ale. THROW OUT THE LINE Give Them Help and Many Platts mouth People Will Be Happier. "Throw Out the Life Line" The kidneys need help. They're overworked can't get the poison filtered out of the blood. They're getting worse every minute. Will you help them? Doan's Kidney Pills have brought thousands of kidnev suf- levers back from the verge of de- pair. IMattsmoulh testimony proves I lie ir worth. .f. W. Hickson, Oak street, I'lnttsinouth, Neb., says: I shall never cease In iiriiiuo riosin'a KiH- . . T..,i ' . , , The partv pledges its representa ney Pills, as they proved of great .'.. . , ..I - . . , nenefit to me several years ago. I or some time I was caused much suffering by attacks of lumbago that came on without the least wntviing. The simplest move- ment was painful and I was also nnnoyed by irregular passages of I ho Kidney secretions.. I read so ' "r " " ' , . T. v. n o .tension of tnn nations friendly reta much about Doan's Kidney Pills l.mm wllh ,nnflHna ...:.,a. l-it I finally procured a box from nnou ft- M). s urug More. I was yi,0n closes with the promtae to "rll so't gratified .with the results of rect prudently ,the. poHcy of the rot their jse that T publicly "teco'm- rrnment towards bringing - about" a mended them in 1903 and at this time. I willingly verify that state- ment. I hope that other kidney sufferers will profit by my ex- . i ( ,11'tienCe. For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. Mr. and Mrs. August Swartz and three children returned yes- lor, ay to flockford I I af or visiting the formers brother, Al- bert Swartz. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jeffords will return to their homo ,n Brooklyn N. 'S ., today, after a visit here with ivir. ami .urs. v.. w . nayior. . C. A. RAWLS LAWYER Office First National Bank Building OR Herman Greeder, Graduate Veterinary Surgeon ) Formerly with U. S. Department Agriculture) Licensed by Nebraska State Board Calls Arswered Promptly Telephone 378 White, Plattsmout Do you want an AUCTIONEER? If you do, get one who has Experience, Ability, Judgement. Telegraph or write ROBERT WIKINSON, Dunbar, Neb, Dates made at this o fi:e or the Murray State Bank. Good Service Reasonable Bate- PLATFORM SAGS WITH REFORMS Progressives in Mexico Take Advancsd Broad Stand. WOULD DEVELOP RESOURCES. First National Convention of Party Pledges Its Candidates AgainJt Ra. election Laboring Men Considered. Manual Training Schools Promised. Mexico City, Mex., Aug. 30. Wear ied by the exercise of their constitu tional but hitherto unused rights to nominate candidates for the presi dency and vice presidency, delegates the n,st national convention of J"" 'essive party adopted a plat- , tor in that sags beneath its burden of ! reforms. Today it U expected the ""'"'nations will be made. 1 lie first work was done in adopt- in tne various planks of the plat form. Arranging the lir.st one was ac complished only after a noisy debate. It provided for the strict maintenance of the constitution of '57. Some dele gate proposed that there be added to this "and the laws ol the reform," the muosure by which iienito Juarez brought about the separation of church and state. Delegates, jealous of the un tram meled exercise of their civil rights, gesticulated and nhouted their ap proval of the amendment, 't he more conservative called attention to the fact that the principle of these laws had been embodied in an amendment to the constitution and therefore the alteration in the plank was unneces sary. In the end the plank was written and adopted. The convention pledged its candi daets to carry out the principles of anti-re-election and to work for a re vision of the election lawi. Another plank provides for a re vision of the system of taxation, fa vors the development of public re- ,ourc('8 and promises to combat m nopolis and special privileges. riven io worn ior a revision 01 ui Judl(.ial ,n(1 ,(ffa, 8ystem Improve. ment In the educational system of the country also f pledgod. If elected on this platform Fran- c'sco I. Madero, Jr.. may be expected exercise a friendly Interest In Cea- "al American affalars. One provision iy tn08e of Latin-America."' The pro- imlon of the Central American repub- i"9-" ttfentton.Ts pftid to the-jn- VT '"TeT , 1 T plink. which promises "to Improve jtn irt Infollfiinl nml mntorinl rem. dittons of worklngmen." - Establishment of manual train chools la promised. ,' , ,.,n,-rin onrrnnr-o ,Ar 1 10 wnilirt arctunca u,t. r.rm m,h. mih Issue of Campaign. Beverly, Mass., Aug. 30. So far an President Taft hims-df Is concerned, the tariff will be the main issue of ,he m2 campaKn th(? dent wil, k on ma HUbJeull 0u speak on many siinjoi.is ou hla western trip it Is certain now that tariff revision will receive most of hi attention- other 8p"oephe9 on the url(r lH oJ lained copie9 of hl8 vet0 me98aKes on the wool, farmers' free list and cotton ' bills and at onre set to work upon ad dresses that he expects to deliver lat. er, backing up these vetoes. Mr. Taft is said to realize that ha must not merely defend himself for having rejected these bills, but that he must attack the Democrats and progressive Kr publicans who put them CLARK ACCEPTS THE ISSUE speaker of House Replies to Presi dent's Hamilton Speech. . Quincy, III, Aug. 30. Chnmp Clark, speaker of the national house of repre sentatives, before leaving here, re plied emphatically to President Taft's speech of defiance to Insurgent Repub licans and Democrats, delivered at Hamilton. Mass., Inst Saturday. In a signed Interview the speaker accused the president of not stating facts. He paid h did not reply for e Insurgent Republicans, who "nev r will take up the cudgelB In their own behalf. He declared, among other things, if the tariff bonrd Is to be used as a pre! Ml for delaying tariff revision tlownwnrd. the Dcmocats will rut off its supplies. Girl Injured by Ambulance. Kansas City. Aug. 30. An am bulance speeding to the general hos pital with Annie Horowitz, eight years old, who had been run over by a wagon and fatally injured, crashed in to a buggy and seriously Injured Miss Faith C.iiprnsey. aged eighteen years, who was driving the buggy: Berlin Bankers Arretted. Rerlln. Aug. 30. Paul Kwltt and Martin Oans. tbe heads of the firm of Kwltt & Cans, a private banking house here, were arrested, chargei Kith embezzling f 300,000 of the bank's depoelts.