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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 8, ,1912.
SENATOR ROBERT P.
CANDIDATE OR PRESIDE IT
Addresses Large Audience That Fills Auditorium of the Methodist
Church to Hear the Brilliant Wisconsin Senator Deals With
Tariff and the Trust Question.
Prom Frlday'i Dally.
Senator Robert M. La Follette
dictated this message of greeting
to the people of Nebraska while
crossing the river from Pacific
Junction this morning:
"I know from my acquaintance
with the people of Nebraska that
they are thoroughly progressive.
I have learned from coming into
contact with them on my annual
Chautauqua and lyceum circuit
trips that they are the same kind
of people we have in Wisconsin,
with the same kind of political
"I am confident that the result
in the primaries of Nebraska will
be a progressive. victory, once the
real issues are understood. I am
here to make as clear as I can
the great, dominating question
which the people of this country
must settle. That is the question
of whether they are strong enough
to make the power of their will
felt in the control of their own
"The most progressive people
anywhere in the world are found
in the middle west. This great
awakening for the restoration of
government through the people
themselves came out of the middle
west, and it lias begun to take
hold strongly in the east. I be
lieve the time is near at hand
when our government will become
"I am asking for the support
of the slate of Nebraska on the
basis of the constructive legisla
tion accomplished in Washington
and in congress, demonstrating
that the progressive movement is
one that builds tip and does not
tear down. I want delegates who
will stand squarely for the prin
ciples on which that movement is
founded, and who will not be turn
ed aside by any appeal which dis
II was 9:30 o'clock before the
senator was introduced by ll. B.
Windham to an audience which
almost tilled the auditorium of
the Methodist church, where the
meeting had been changed to this
Mr. La Follette addressed him
self to the task of opening his
presidential campaign in Ne
braska. He began at once to
speak of the reason for the high
cost of living and spoke of the
gigantic combinations which had
been formed to throttle competi
tion. Beginning back prior to
1897, where there were 0,000
competing Jinefc of transporta
tion, coming on down until at the
present time the transportation
business is handled by six men.
During the same period manu
facturing trusts and combinations
had formed with the same pur
pose in view to stifle competi
tion. During the same period the
republicans had control of the
national administration and had
advocated I he protective tariff for
the purpose of protecting infant
industries, never taking into con
sideration that there had been a
wonderful change and transfor
mation in the industrial world in
the United States, and that there
had ben combinations in all de
partments since 181)7,' when the
Dingley tariff was passed with its
protective features keeping out
foreign goods and raising the
cost of living.
From 18)8 to 11)00 the in
dustrial trusts had increased to
111), with $3,78 5,000,000 capital.
. In the next four years, during
Roosevelt's first term, the com
binations had increased lo 8,000
with a capital of $20,379,000,000.
' During the last four years of
Roosevelt's administration the
trusts hail grown in number to
10,020, with n capitalization of
83(5.072,000,000,' and the In
dustrial world knew of no such
thing as free and open competi
tion. The hitth tariff bad reduced
the people into commercial bond
ago, and their political freedom
was a mere shadow and of no
particular benefit so long as their
commercial freedom was enthrall
ed. The senator had two ways in
which the matter could have
been remedied, first by lowering
the tariff law, if the men whom
the government had sought to
protect had violated the law and
stifled competition, the senator
would have let in foreign-made
goods to force down the price. In
1911 the people began to see that
there was no necessity for the
high tariff and to believe that it
was part of the cause of the high
cost of living, and began to
clamor for a reduction of the
tariff. Joe Cannon, speaker of
the house, said the tariff suited
him (he was with the interests),
anil stood pal; Aldrich stood pat
and President Roosevelt also
stood pat with Cannon and Aid
rich. The senator thought that
someone should lake the part of
the people, and be jumped into
When I he people were clamor
ing for tariff reform in 1008 ami
prior, President Roosevelt, with
all of the power which lie might,
have weilded for Hie people, did
not send one message to congress,
for fear he would anger the in
terests. The senator praised Mr.
Roosevelt for what he did for the
people;' be was a preacher for
moral reform in finance and
politics, but be was not a con
structive statesman then and he
is not one now. The speaker ad
milled that Colonel Roosevelt was
a politician. When president he
I bought the tariff reform should
not. be '"attempted previous to a
presidential campaign and hand
ed the matter over to Mr. Taft.
When I he Taft regime came into
power, in carrying out his idea of
the pledges of the party, had
the Aldrich tariff law, passed,
which in (100 instances increased
the Dingley rate of tax.
Senator La Follette then re
ferred lo John Sherman as a far
seeing statesman, and slated that
he was the father of the Sherman
anti-trust law, which had stood
the test for twenty years without
an adverse judicial decision. If
Senator La Follette had been
president from 1900 to 1908, he
said, he would have called every
United Stales district attorney in
the country lo his office in the
White house and directed their
attention to the Sherman law, and
informed them that if they had
overlooked it to lake it to their
homes and look it over and return
the next day. He would then have
instructed them to prosecute
every unlawful combination in
every district in the Union. The
law was ample and provided for
injunctions and other remedial
'j he senator was accompanied
by his wife, who was met at the
hotel by Mrs. C. A. Rawls, Mrs. A.
B. Street, Mrs. William Me
Cauley and other ladies. After
the speech the senator and his
parly, accompanied by F. A. Har
rison of Lincoln and E. E. Wolfe
of the Lincoln Star, were driven
to I ho M. P. station, where they
look Hie train for the south.
Becker Appeal Case.
From Thursday's Dally
In the Lincoln notes of the
Worbl-llerali appears Ihe fol
lowing: "The appeal of William
Becker, convicted in Cass county
of receiving stolen property, was
submitted to the supreme court
loday. Becker is a fanner, and
the accusation is that he aided
John Crawford, who stole some
wheal from Robert Propst, a
neighboring farmer, in gelling rid
of it. Crawford is now serving
lime for the then. Becker was
sentenced to live vears.
Albert Schuldiee. one of Plnlls
moiilh's athletic young jnen, who
was reluming from Omaha last
night,- go I lert at Pacific Junc
tion and concluded to walk homo.
Ho arrived here on lime, having
made the trip at a 2:30 pail.
HAVE HYMEH1AL KIIOI
TIE III LOTS 01
In Passing Through City John W.
Hadley and Miss Kittle A.
Ellis Conclude to Marry.
From Thursday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. John
W. Hadley and Miss Kittie A.
Ellis, en route from the bride's
home at Cromwell, Iowa, stopped
off in Plattsmouth to selmnize
their lives in matrimony. After
procuring Ihe license at the court
house, the bride being a member
of Ihe Christian church, request
ed that a clergyman be secured,
and County Judge Allen J. Bee
son kindly called Rev. A. L. Zink
of the Christian church and -informed
him that a couple would
be at bis house in a few minutes
to be married. Rev. Zink quickly
adjusted his thinking machine
from theology to matrimony, and
when the couple arrived had
Colonel W. T. Askwith as a wit
ness, Mrs. Zink acting as an
ollier, and at 0 p. m. the words
were spoken which, made these
people co-parlncrs for life. Mr.
Hadley is a prosperous farmer of
Sholes, Nebraska, where he takes
his bride and where they will
make their home. The groom is
a handsome bachelor of 50 sum
mers and the bride a beautiful
woman past the age of girlish
frivolity, possessing many charms
and wo wish them a happv and
prosperous life together.
High School Convocation.
From Thursday's Dally.
The convocation hour at the
High school this morning was of
more than ordinary interest, be
ing in charge of the senior class.
The entire program, with the ex
ception of one vocal number,
was given by the talented mem
bers of the class, and much
more lime could have been
utilized by members who did not
appear on the program, but the
alloled time was all that could be
devoted to Ihe entertainment at
this time. Miss Molly (Jodwin
gave one of her beautiful instru
mental solos, Miss Mildred Cook
played a violin solo. The class
in history was read by Rue Frans
and the closs prophesy was
propbesied by Barbara Clem
ents. (Hon Scott, not of the
class, sang a tenor solo. Each
member was heartily applauded
by Ihe students.
The class history was written
by Elmer llollslrom and Ihe class
prophiscy by fioldie Noble; both
were written in humorous vein
and were very entertaining.
Plattsmouth Boys Heard From.
The Journal has received a
copy of Ihe Carbon County (Utah)
News, marked X. On opening the
paper we noticed the name of W.
C. Benfer at its masthead as one
of the company in its publication,
Billy is an old Plattsmoulh boy
and printer, having been reared
in Ibis city, and always has the
best wishes of Ihe Journal family
for his success. While the News
is not a large publication, it has
Ihe appearance of being a very
healthy one. Billy formerly pub
lished Ihe Lead (S. D.) Daily
Register, where he met with
some misfortunes, which were en
tirely unavoidable, and the recoil
of the News is the first that
we were apprised of his location
We are informed that Willian
Wise, also a Plattsmoulh printer
is one of Ihe company.
Sustains Painful Injury.
From Friday's Dally.
Bob Hunter, one of the Burling
Ion sloro-housL' clerks, had the
misfortune yesterday afternoon,
while removing a heavy iron to
the platform, to drop Ihe same on
his foid, crushing Ihe nail from
his great toe. The injured loo
was bound up by James lligley,
and Bid) went lo see Ihe companv
physician. When he arrived at
the doctor's office the toe was
so badly swollen Ibat he could
hardly remove? his shoe. The in
jury w as dressed, I be nail being
entirely removed, and Bob w
lake several days' rest while the
Paul F. Clark, republican (
didale for congress, was in
city over night, a guest of
Riley, and heard Senator La
lotto this morning.
'"Mrs. Hickson Gets Pension.
Judge Archer . received notice
today to the effect that Mrs. Ellen
E. Hickson had been granted a
pension commencing January 4,
1912, at the rate of 912 per
month. This will be welcome
news to Mrs. Hickson, who is thft
widow of the lates James W.
Hickson. The application for
this pension was filed three
months ago and has been put
through with reasonable speed.
YOUfIG PEOPLE STEAL
Popular Young Couple of This
City Surprise Their
From Friday's Dally.
Miss Agnes Ward, the beautiful
and accomplished daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ward of this
city, and Mr. Alexander Floy
Moore of this city, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Moore of Bucklin,
Missouri, were united in marriage
in Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday,
February I S, 1912, at high noon,
at the Methodist Episcopal par
sonage, the Rev. Milton B. Wil
liams officiating. The ring form
rf ceremony was used, and which
was beautiful and very impres
The bride was gowned in white
silk chiffon over white satin,
carrying a large arm bouquet of
bride's roses. Only a few friends
and relatives were present. The
bride is well and favorably known
in this cily, having been night
operator for Ihe Plattsmoulh
Telephone company for the past
two , years, resigning, taking
effect on March 1st. She was an
operator respected by all the
patrons for her faithful and
cflicient services rendered, strict
ly attending to business, always
co'irleous, kind and accomniodat
t all, and is greatly missed
from the telephone office, being
the best night operator the com
pany has eved had.
l no groom was attired in a
business suit of blue serge, with
white tie. He is employed as
second 1 rick telegraph operator
by the Burlington at the Oroa-
polis lower. He is a young man
possessed of the highest honor
and integrity of character and
strictly of business ability and is
respected by all for his manly
ways and steadfast habits.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Floy Moore
will reside in Plattsmouth for the
present, where they are very pop
ular and have an army of friends,
who w ill congratulate I hem.
Rough House In Weeping Water.
Some eight (ramps boarded (he
Omaha main line passenger Irain
last Saturday night and refused
lo pay fare or be put off. Our
police force was summoned to
meet the train, and with a little
assistance rounded up the gang
and unloaded them. Walter
Lovel, we are told, assisted C. T.
Noel. The gang was searched
and then marched to the lockup,
whore, they were incarcerated.
Later a rough house ensued, win
dow lights were broken, a nice
clean (?) comfort burned up, am
such a noise as you never bean
at a camp mooting ensued. The
fire bell was lolled, Ihe mayor
roused from his slumbers, and in
stead of turning the hose on I ho
fellows, they permitted them
liberty and a walk out of town.
Weeping Water Republican.
Ashland Bridge Open.
From Friday's Dally.
The Burlington reopened its
Platte river bridge lo regular
traffic between Omaha and Ash
land at 2 p. in. yesterday. Train
service via the Burlington lo Ihe
east and west will now become
more regular. No. 2, east-bound
was Ihe last Irain to cross Ihe
bridge before it went down, after
the onslaught of Ihe ice, and No
2 yesterday was Ihe first train lo
The bridge at Oreapolis is stil
oul of repair and no trains be
tween Plallsmouth and Omaha
are run. The stub si ill meets
trains at. Pacific Junction, Oma
ha passengers going that way.
is I bought that the repairs on Ihe
bridge will be completed lo
day and regular trains will
be resumed via Plattsmouth
MARCH Oil FRIENDS
VOTE FOR IHE COilSTI-
Important Amendments to Con
stitution to Be Voted on at
the Primary Election.
Whereas, The legislature of
Nebraska submitted a number of
constitution amendments; and,
hereas, All of the aforesaid
amendments will be voted on at
tho general election hold in No
vember, 1912; and,
Whereas, It is necessary in
order to carry said amendments,
at said general election, lo have
the same endorsed by a majority
vote of tho various political
parlies in the April primary; and,
hereas, Said amendments
were submitted and adopted bv
the legislature in fulfillment of
pledges made by the democratic
party in Ihe platform adopted at
rand Island. Therefore, be it
Resolved by this committee that
we endorse and approve the con
stitutional, amendments which
were submitted by Ihe last legis
lature of this state. Be it
Resolved that we recommend all
democrats lo vote at the April
primary in favor of the following
proposed amendments lo the con
st ilul ion, viz:
1. Senate File No. 1. The
amendment, providing for the in
itial ive and referendum.
?. Senate File No. 157. The
amendment providing for a
change in the compensation of
senators and representatives,
changing the lime in which bills
may bo introduced in the legis
3. House Roll No. 27. The
amendment providing for a non
partisan board of control for
4. House Roll No. 32. The
amendment providing for bi
5. Senate File No. 7. The
amendment giving rit io the rtehl
to make I heir ow n charters.
Be it furl her resolved that a
copy of Ibis resolution be fur
nished by Ihe officers of the com
mitleo to all democratic and in
dependent, newspapers in the
The foregoing resolutions were
unanimously adopted bv the
democratic slate central com
mittee in its mooting in Coluin
bus February 8. 1912.
Too Drunk to Navigate.
From Friday's Dally.
Richard Parker was found
last night by Night Policeman
Henry Trout sitting on the steps
of Ihe Coales' block too drunk
and sleepy to walk. Willi Ihe as
sislance of Ihe polooman ho man
aged lo get as far as Ihe county
jail, where a bed was provided
and lodging was paid for. This
morning Police Judge Archer be
Moved tho cily ordinances had
boon damaged lo the extent of $5
and increased costs. As Parker
was accused of doing the dam
age and could show no good rea
son why he did so, Ihe judge, in
his wise discretion, fixed Ihe
amount as above slated. Richan
did not appear to have Ihe coin
and was permitted lo board il out
and work for the city.
Tires of City Life.
From Friday's Dally.
County Commissioner M. L.
Friedrich lost his fine driving gray
yesterday. It is presumed I hat
Ihe sensative animal tired of Ihe
noisy city and worked the barn
yard gale open and look a hike
for his country home. This is
Ihe second lime "Old Charley" has
worked the same game on Mr
Friedrich. Last fall when corn
was in the roasting ear the horsi
took a day off and went lo the
country without his owner's con
"Chopie" Does the Work.
From Friday's Dally.
Henry Keil went to Omaha am
Council Bluffs yesterday to look
up a hurry call for repairs on his
machinery and failed to li ml in
oil her place a pinion such as bo
needed. On returning ho went d
consult (.iiopioske, I lie eiigiiu
man, who informed Keil Dial he
could furnish him the part he
wanted in a short time, ami Ihe
order was left for the repairs.
Q. Spreck in Town.
From Friday's Dally.
!. Spreck and wife of Stanton,
iebraska, arrived today and will
isit their son, Otto, at Louisville.
and C. M. Seybort and wife at Cul-
in, for two days, before depart
ing for Excelsior Springs, Mis
souri, for a visit. Mr. Spreck re
torts plenty of snow last winter
it Stanton, with a fine prospect
or a good crop this season. He
and his good wife dropped in at
the Journal office for a short call
and renewed their subscription.
They have been valued readers of
the Journal for many years.
Farmers and Everyone Else
Should Begin to Think About
Good Roads Right Now.
Congressman McOuire is send
ing out lo parties who will make
use of them copies of "Farmers'
Bulletin 321," by D. Ward Kimr.
treating of the "use of Ihe split
log drag on earth roads."
The season of the vear has ar
rived when the question of mak
ing the best road possible with
the material al, hand will receive
allentiou of the road overseers
of Ihe country. Mr. King has had
a number of years of experience
and has given the question of dirt
mads a great deal of al lent ion.
In the bulletin above referred to
he says that in this count rv there
are about 2,000,0(10 miles of such
roads, most, of which must be
maintained by some means more
or less expensive. The split log
drug is of great service on roads
of this class, and an increasing
mileage of rural highways of
this country is being kept in
repair economically and well by
the use of this simple implement.
Mr. King says that he has found
Ihe two-slab log drag with liberal
set-back the most satisfactory.
A dry, red cedar log is the best,
material for a drag. Red elm ami
walnut, when Ihorouehlv dried.
are excellent, and box elder, soft
maple or even split willow are
preferable to oak. hiekorv or ash.
The log should be seven or eight
feel long and from ten to twelve
inches in diameter-and carefully
split down the middle. The
heaviest and best slab should be
selected for the front.
As lo the time to use the drag.
the author says that it does Ihe
best work when Ihe soil is moist,
but not sticky. Tho earth moves
freely along Ihe faces of Ihe
slabs. If Ihe roadway is very
badly rutted and full of holes, it
may bo well lo use the drag once
when Ihe ground is slushy. This
treatment is particularly applica
ble before a cold spell in winter
when il is possible lo have a
roadway freeze smooth.
Now is the lime for those who
favor boiler roads to get busy,
and keep busy nut il Ihe roads are
in fine shape.
V. Zuckor, the genial manager
of Ihe M. Fanger department
store, has had creeled at Ihe
front of the store a line clearance
sale sign 3x10 feel, painted and
designed by Frank (lobelnian, Ihe
sign arlisl. Under Ihe sign are
I he tastefully decorated show win
dows. The ladies' department of
cloaks, suits and millinery goods
are displayed in attractive style
and exquisite flowers and foliage
and ready-to-wear hats make an
interesting picture lo gaze upon.
In the gents' department a nice
line of shoes are displayed in one'
window, showing Ihe style and
finish of Ihe goods to great ad
vantage, Ihe window being neatly
decorated, while opposite is
brought lo view nobby suits and
gents' furnishings for spring
wear. These enterprising mer
chants are bringing in the goods
I hat the trade requires, and bar
gains can be had here ns good as
can be" found in any city of Ihe
Lester Dalton Home.
From Saturday's Dally.
Lester Dalton, the High school
student, who was operated on for
appendicitis about two weeks ago,
returned from the hospital yes
terday afternoon. Lesler was
able o walk home from Ihe sta
tion and is rapidly gaining his
former strength. .
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