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The Plattsmouth Journal,
DAILY AND WEEKLY.
C. W. SHERMAN, Editor.
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braska, as second-class matter.
OFFICIAL COCXTY SEWSPAPEK.
: WKSTEKN FAtEltS FI.EASK COPY.
On the 25th day of October, 1893,
; Hon. Thomas J3. Heed of Maine ad- ;
; dresaed the republican club of Mas-:
: sachusetts, at a dinner given at j
: Music hall at Uoston. The Boston :
: Herald of October 2G (the next day) :
: gives a report of the speech, to- :
gether with the applause which :
greeted the speech. The following
extract from the speech, as reported :
: in the Herald, is of interest to the :
: "And let me tell you right here
i that there is no state so deeply iu- :
: terested as the state of Massacliu- :
! setts. Applause. It it were not
: for its condition I should say: Let
: these men try it. Let us have a :
: lesson of free trade burned into the
quick, and then let us have peace. '
j Applause. Uut when Massachu- :
: setts sits around to mourn her des- :
: troyed factories, her ruined indus- I
: ties, her ruined machine shops, she :
sits around to mourn for eternity;
i for if they are once destroyed the
: omnivorous west will do the manu- j
: factoring for the country. TAp-
; plause. You have the start; you ;
; have the power; you have the
" prestige. You can keep it. or you :
. can throw it away, and the only way :
: in which you can keep it is by mak- :
: ing the voice of the majority of your
: people to be heard, and to be beard
: across the country." Applause.
Senator Hill's speech appears to
have been opposed to both income tax
and syntax. The official returns will
probably show that syntax has been
the greatest sufferer at his hands.
With Dana only half way across the
ocean the New York Sun begins to
commend the policy of Cleveland in
Brazil. By the time Dana reaches
Conosa the Sun may be commending
Cleveland's policy in the United States.
The opponents of the Wilson bill, in
the protection fastnesses of New Eng
land, are said to be organizing in con
templation of a descent upon Washing
ton a la Coxeysarmy. It is not likely,
however, that this threatened invasion
will stir the senate and the police and
military otlicials of the capital to such
fearsome depths of hostile preparation
as did the rumor of Coxey's coming.
There was no need of a Chicago
question club debating the question,
"Is Senator Hill a Democrat?" Hill
declared himself a renegade to his
party, out of its law completely, a
wolf's head and a political derelict,
when he spoke the concluding wordsof
his speech in the senate. The finding
of the club, however, being in the
negative, the record should show that
ltesolved, That when David Bennett
Hill vain-gloriously ami emphatically
boasted "I am a democrat" he was a
Eastern republicans take to section
alism as a negro's pup takes to the
neighbor's eggs. "South" and "west"
are terms to express antagonism to
democratic measures as common just
now in the eastern pres as the term
"north" was in the south and "south"
in the north while the Kansas-Nebraska
bill was up.
The New York Times, which has
never lost its republican instincts, says
that the difference between the north
east and the south and west on the
currency is the difference between
knowledge and ignorance. The straight
republican papers go further. Boards
of trade in republican cities pass reso
lutions upbraiding congress for con
sidering an income tax which favors
the less wealthy south and west and
imposes burdens upon the "best citi
zens" of the east. This language has
appeared in dozen? of petitions and
Republicans bellow whenever a
southern democrat gets an appoint
ment. Every measure of reform is
branded "southern treason" or "west
ern ignorance," as if no additional
disqualification were needed.
The east is to be set aflame with sec
tionalism this year. And all the time
the torchbearers are deploring the sec
tionalism of the west and south in de
manding an end of one-sided legisla
Eastern imperialists cannot change
their natures. They are sectionalist by
Washington, D. C, April 19,1S94.
The position of Senator Smith of
New Jersey on the tariff bill new be
fore the senate only gives emphasis to
the declaration heretofore made in this
correspondence that the east is arrayed
against the west and south in the pur
suit of its own selfish ends, and that it
cares nothing further for party success
than will conduce to the advancement
of the interests of the men of wealth in
its section. lie opposes the essential
features of the bill and especially de
nounces the income tax as undemo
cratic and socialistic in its operation.
The fact that it is a tax on wealth in
stead of poverty, as a tariff tax is, does
not appeal to his sense of justice. In
fact, it is doubtful if the operation of a
protective tariff for thirty years, to the
advantage of the rich, has not so dulled
the perceptions of eastern people gen
erally as to make it impossible for them
to honestly decide between right and
wrong. Year ago the Chicago Tribune
demonstrated that fourteen men, tak
ing the country over, were taxed by
protection, while only one man was
benefitted, and it seems that the ruling
classes of the east were made up of
these fifteenth men whether of one
party or the other. But the Wilson
bill will become a law, including the
income tax, the Smiths and Hills and
Brices to the contrary notwithstanding
and then western people will begin
to see and appreciate the benefit of a
relief from their burdens, and the rich
men of the land will better appreciate
the fact that they owe to the govern
ment a stipend iu consideration of the
protection afforded them in the posses
sion and enjoyment of their property.
While the government taxes the neces
sities of the people to the extent of
$240,000,000 yearly through the tariff,
it is silly to assume that the rich can
not pay $30,000,000 from their incomes
amounting to an excess of $4,000 each,
without its being a burden.
Well, the house has adopted a rule
providing for counting a quorum, and
the republicans are happy. The rule
is a bad one, no matter who advocates
it, however, as the future will demon
strate. It is productive of absenteeism,
as it only requires the presence in the
house of 179 members and the acquies
cence of ninety members to carry
through any sort of legislation. The
other eighty-eight members and the
absent 17" members may be opposed
to the bill, but that fact will count for
naught. Thus a few more than one
fourth of the people's representatives
may pass any law they can unite on,
and minority legislation has become a
The politicians of Boston are about
as narrow in this day, apparently, as
they were in the early days of theanti
slavery agitation. Sometime since a
social-political society there, through
their congressman inquired of Mr.
Bryan if he could be induced to deliver
a lecture for their benefit in the Hub,
and if so upon what subjects he would
apree to talk. He gave his assent,
naming "Money and Taxation"' as his
subject. This was agreeable, and the
arrangement was made for the affair to
come off on the 25th inst. A few days
ago, however, he was asked if it would
not be agreeable to talk simply on the
tariff and the income tax, and he
piomply wired them that it would not
do. Notwithstanding this the mana
ger went ahead and advertised the
meeting, giving that as his subject.
Then they wrote him to that effect.
The only thing left for the orator to do
was to inform these thin-skinned gen
tlemen that if they were afraid to hear
the views of a western democrat on the
silver question he would be compelled
to cancel the engagement he agreeing
to pay the expenses thus far incurred.
The matter is not settled yet, further
than this, that unless they recede and
allow him to talk on the subjects at
first agreed upon, he will not go to
It seems very natural for men who
have been in public life here to drift
back to this city. The fact is illus -trated
in the case of two of Nebraska's
ex -senators both Mr. Tipton and Mr.
Van Wyck now being residents of
Washington. The former came here
some years ago, and is living a quiet
lite with his wife and a granddaughter
at No. C03 Florida avenue. I visited
him a few evenings ago, and
found him enjoying a good degree of
health and vigor. He is a very com
panionable man, and keeps well posted
on current events and Nebiaska affairs,
including politics. His eldest son is
here and occupies a good position in
the patent office. His son, l'erry Tip
ton, has just graduated in the Balti
more school of medicine. Senator and
Mrs. Van Wyck reside at the Portland
flats a caravansary in the fashionable
quarter of town. The general is in
These old gentlemen are occasionally
seen about the capital and especially
on the senate side, where they enjoy
the special privilege of the freedom of
the floor and they seem to enjoy their
distinction very much. Senator Tipton
says there are only three senators there
now who were members when he sat in
the chamber. That was twenty years
ago. Thus time changes. C. W. S.
TOM 1CKKO VS. T1IK W EST.
Some time ago the Times called at
tention to a speech made before the
Massachusetts republican club by that
representative republican, Thomas B.
Reed, in which he warned his New
England hearers to rally 'round the
tariff lest by its abolition "the om
nivorous west" might secure all the
industries which now make New Eng
land wealthy. The speech seems to be
giving Mr. Reed more or less trouble
and vexation of spirit. He hopes to
ask the suffrages of the people of these
United States in support of his presi
dential ambitions at an early day, and
iu that connection regards the om
nivorous west in a spirit more friendly
than he manifested toward it at a Bos
ton banqueting board. And so when
the tell-tale quotation from his post
prandial oration began to be widely
reprinted in the papers west of Ohio,
he hastened to qualify and explain it.
In a letter to a Kansas man he sought
to repair his error of judgment, but
with very slight success. He pleaded
that the speech was entirely extem
poraneous, but in his letter, which was
not extemporaneous, he rather intensi
tied what republicans will doubtless
consider his error by admitting that
the tariff alone holds the manufactur
ing business of the country in a far-off
corner. "I pointed out to them," he
said, referring to his New England
auditors, "that the legislation tendered
them was foolish; that the low duties
of the Wilson bill would destroy their
manufactures in common with others,
and that when once destroyed they
would be rebuilt under re-established
protection nearer the market and
nearer the materials as cheaply as in
Now, as a matter of fact, Mr. Reed
said nothing of the sort. Congressman
Bryan, who was attacked in the letter
quoted, brought the matter to the at
tention of the house of representatives
and showed that the speech was made
a month before there was any Wil
son bill. Nor was there a suggestion
of "re-established protection" in that
light ot after-dinner oratory. Im
pressively addressing a well-fed com
pany of prosperous Bostonians who
liberally punctuated his remarks with
"applause," "great applause," and
"laughter," Mr. Reed told them that
there was no state so deeply interested
in the maintenance of the tariff as
Massachusetts, for if by abandoning
the practice of taxing the rest of the
nation for the benefit of New England
the workshops of Massachusetts should
be ruined, "the omnivorous west would
do the manufacturing for the country."
There was nothing in that speech
which spoke of manufacturing in the
west under re-established protection.
That was one of Mr- Reed's after
thoughts and rather more clever than
the thoughts which come after a ban
quet are apt to be. But even if we ac
cept Mr. Reed's letter to the Kansas
mat- as expressive of his real, what-a-difference-in
the-moruing opinion we
find him still admitting that the tariff
of which he is a strenuous defender
is a robbery of the people. For he
admits that if the tariff subsidy were
taken from the New England manu
factures their factories would die out
and others spring up nearer the ma
terials and nearer the market. If it
were necessary to make cotton prints
at the very lowest possible price cotton
would not be shipped from Mississippi
to Fall River,thence woven and shipped
back to Mississippi for sale. If it were
not that a certain immunity from com
petition enables woolen-goods makers
to violate economic law we would have
woolen mills in the Missouri valley in
stead of paying freight on our wool to
Massachusetts and freight on the cloth
back again. Mr. Reed is keen sighted
enough to discern this fact and his
warning to the protected manufac
tures of Massachusetts t cling to the
tariff which shields them from "the
omnivorous west" was doubtless sin
cere and certainly justified by the facts.
OI1U MARINE SERVICE.
With our outrageously unjust tariff
laws, our unwise shipping laws and
our class legislation in general we have
finally reduced our American merchant
marine to a mere nothing. The amount
of grain exported from New York port
in 1893 was 5T,7G8,7-G bushels. This
was carried abroad by foreign vessels
as follows, as shown by the New York
"Of this grain three cargoes were
sent out in sailing vessels, 171,427
bushels. One (British) carried 107,745
bushels, and two (derman) carried 3,
Gb'2 bushels; not one American. By
steamers th-re were sent off 5o.ry.JH
bushels in 1,(12 cargoes in liH vessels.
Of these there was one American, the
Chester, which took 10,357 bushels of
wheat to Southampton. But tLere
were 21" British ' vessels employed,
which carried 04 cargoes, amounting
to 34,-59 ,ri")3 bushels, a great d a I
more than half the export. Next came
the ( Jerniaps with forty vessels, hich
carried " 2.'l bushels in 12Scargi es.
The Dutch li;ui eleven vessels 4iid took
ninety-two cargoes, amounting to
-l.Col.lll bushels. The Belgians had
twelve vessels and took seventy-six
cargoes, or .--10,:H2 bushels. The
French had fifteen vessels employed,
which took 2,4M.29 bushels in firty
thiee cargoes. The Portuguese had
six vessels and took twenty-nine car
goes, in all 2.213,108 bushels. Four
Norwegian vessels took 124.502 bushels;
seven Spanish took 597,149 bushels, and
six Italian 813,olG bushels."
The New York Journal of Commerce
in commenting on this says that it is
true with one exception, and that is
that the Chester is a British vessel in
that s'je still llys the British flag, con
sequently every bushel whs carried in
AliOLISIl TIIK SKNATK.
The demand for the abolition of the
United States seuate is growing year
by year. It grows because year after
year the eenate shows itself the enemy
of progress and the bulwark of the
There was never a senate more
thoroughly out of touch with the people
than the one now existing. The scan
dals which its treatment of economic
and financial questions has created are
notorious. The senators who ow n coal
lands and want a tariff on coal, the
senators who speculate in sugar-trust
certificates and demand a tariff on
sugar, the senators who have profitable
relations with New York millionaires
and Gght an income tax are well known
to the country . They are the agents
of the people, but they utilize their
agency to plunder their principals.
It would be a good thing for the
people of the United States if the sena
torial nest of mercenaries could be
annihilated. There is hardly one man
in that body who fitly represents the
people. Stock jobbing and the defense
of the privileged classes for a good
and valuable consideration are the
specialtieof this body. It is a clog on
To Take Care of
It's only fair that the Boys
should have a chance in this great
SUIT SALE, and so WESCOTT
offers 100 Boys' Suits, ages 14 to 19,
long pants, at the nominal figure of
$5. They are ALL WOOL and
such as you have always paid from
$8 to $12.
Catch on, Boys, and take a
swing, for 100 Suits at $5 won't last
long. No Suits charged.
The Men's Suits at $7.50 are
on the move. Over fifty Suits sold
and delivered the past week.
THE "BOSS" CLOTHIER.
the wheels of progress, a load on the
shoulders of the people, a masked
battery ever ready to open fire on the
advancing force of popular emancipa
tion. The senate ought to be abolished and
will. Not this decade surely, nor per
haps in the next, but sooner or later
the absurdity of the theory that the
house of representatives speaks for the
people and that other official forces
must be maintained to nullify the ac
tion of that house will be understood.
Then the senate will be abolished,
though the theory applies to undemo
cratic features of our national govern
ment other than the senate.
KKI'I KI ICAN OPINION.
Mere are two reasons niven by two
republican papers why times are i-oj
hard. What do you think of them?
"The reason times are
"The reason farm pro
ducts are so low is be
cause there Is an over
production and there
are too many 'ople en.
Alined in farmine."
Chicago Inter Ocean.
so hard in cities is Id
ealise co many i'Ople
crowd In from rural i is
triets. More ieopie
should till the Boil."
Conokessmax IJkeck'N ltiixi e inti
mates in his letter to his constituents
that he still has the physical strength
to do a great deal of good work. Mr.
Breckinridge is undoubtedly a re
markable man for his age.
IIkkk is a difference between Ken
tuckians: Colonel Stoll says that in
that country men value character more
than they do life. Colonel Thompson
says they don't. Pistols and coffee for
!rln Like Cheshire Cat."
"Well, well! Didn't ever hear of a
'grin like a Cheshire cat?' Why, you
see, a man down in Cheshire had a cat
which grinned and grinned until there
was nothing left of the cat but the
grin, just as some scrofulous people,
who don't konw of Dr. Tierce's Gol
den Medical Discovery, get a cough,
and then cough and cough until there
is nothing left of them to erect a
monument to but the cough."
The "Golden Medical Discovery" is
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dyspeptic, strength-giving remedy
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coughs, spitting of blood, scrofula,
sores, pimples and ulcers, it is a won
derful and elllcacious remedy.
Its manufacturers guarantee it to
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Capital, paid up ... . $30,000
Jons Fitzgerald PreMilent
F. K. Whitb Vice-president
S. Wiiua Cashier
John Fitzgerald. l. Hawksworth. F. E. White,
S. Waugh and George E. Dovey.
('ireful attention feiven to the Interests of cus
toiuern. t'olleeiions niiule and promptly remit
ted for. Highest market price paid for county
warrants and slate and county bonds.
E'ioncer Crockery House.
Pottery ami Jls Iroin All Countries.
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Complete decorated Toilet Set. with Jar, io.W)
Visitors and purcnasers equauy welcome.
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE In the Todd block, eust of new court
boiihe, oeconu noor.
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