Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, May 03, 1894, Image 4

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    The Plattsniouth Journal,
C W. SHERMAN, Editor.
One copy one year, in advance, by mall. . . . i. 00
One copy alx months. In advance, by mall . 2 BO
One copy one month. In advance, by mall . 60
One copy, by carrier, per week 10
Published eveiy afternoon except Sunday.
Single copy, one year II 00
Single copy, alx mouths Ml
Published every Thursday. Payable In advance.
Entered at the postoltiee at Plattauioutii, Ne
brattka, as second class matter.
Washington, I). C, April 23,P94.
Say what one may there is no dis
guising the fact that the coming hither
of Coxey's army of the unemployed is
the one leading topic of thought and
conversation, among the thinking and
reading people of this district just now,
and this includes not only property
owners, office-holders and citizens gen
erally, but members of both houses of
congress and the attaches about the
capital. The little tiff in the senate a
few days ago, with Senator Allen on
one side and Hawley on the other, was
but an outcropping of much under-the-current
talk one hears on every side.
"What will they do when they get
here V "How will Washington feed
the army when it comes ?' "Is con
gress going to hear their petition V
"Will they go away after they have
presented their petition V" and a thous
and other questions one hears asked on
every hand. One fact is quite appar
ent, the coming of the army is no
longer treated as a joke or as a fake,
but is a living reality, and it must be
met in a form or manner far more
respectful than was contemplated a
month ago, when a little straggling
force of eighty-five men started out
from Massillon in the snow and mud,
amid the jeers and scoffs of a whole
nation. Even a week ago the temper
of the authorities here was different
from what it is today. Then it was
the common talk that if they came the
leaders would be captured and impris
oned while the rank and file would be
turned back or sent to the workhouse.
Today these authorities are at a loss to
know what to do, and have about made
up their minds to treat the common
weal as if they were citizens and en
titled to be heard and listened to.
There is no doubt but the outpourings
of citizens of Omaha and Council
Hluffs, in sympathy with the ill-treated
army of Gen. Kelly at the hands of
liov. Jackson and the railroads has had
something to do with this change of
sun time nt and conduct of district olli
cials. There is among all mankind "a
fellow -feeling" which on occasion
"makes us wondrous kind." The spirit
of liberty wells up in the heart, creat
ing sympathy for men who are op
pressed, no matter who they may be
or of what condition. So the effort to
crush out the California contingent
. hits made friends for the movement all
over the land, and has given it char
acter just as the sacrifice at Lexington
and the stirring scenes of the retreat
from Concord gave character to the
e.-irly efforts of the patriots of the revo
lution. Coxey and his little band will
be here within a week, and if I am not
mistaken the sundry plutocrats of the
senate will be very much humbled in
spirit when they come.
If the senate could only be induced
to hurry matters along and pass the
tariff bill by that time they would be
doing the best thing possible toward
giving these men employment unless,
indeed, it would be the enactment of a
free coinage law.
The Coxey forces have a large num
ber of local sympathizers here who are
preparing to receive the army when it
comes. Nightly meetings are held at
their headquarters,and quite a sum has
been quietly raised with which to buy
provisions and provide for their well
being. Col. Redstone, a very deter
mined and enthusiastic little man, is
the head of the movement, and he is a
man not to be trifled with. I met him
recently and tried to convince him of
the foolishness of the "good roads"
i lea of the government recognizing
the necessity of its providing work for
men while, in fact no such power had
been delegated by the constitution, and
that it was the rankest sort of pater
nalism. "Don't the government give
charters to banks, authorize bankers to
collect interest on notes, issue money
to them and supervise their affairs ? Is
not that paternalism in the interest of
the rich V Don't the government take
charge of the people's postal affairs,
and isn't that paternalism ? Why not
build some highways at public expense,
and give poor men something to do ?"
And with this he was off without giT
ing me a chance to reply.
Jl. L. Metcalf of the Omaha Wcrld
flerald was here yesterday enjoying a
little outing, he said, after three years
of bard work without a rest. There is
no question but "Met" is a rising
character in Nebraska journalism, and
is sure to leave his mark on the history
of the state. He is a fellow of rare in
dustry and most excellent judgment in
political as well as literary and edi
torial affairs, and Mr. Hitchcock has
done well to make a fixture of him on
his paper. The fact that Frank Ilatton
of the Washington Post, at scarce fifty,
was yesterday stricken with paralysis,
ought, however, I think, be a warning
to "Met" not to work too
hard, lest the same fate tie
fall him. Ilatton has been a tire
less worker these six years past
since he took charge of the Tost, and
no doubt owes his present affliction to
that fact; for to all appearance he is
physically a well man, but in nervous
force must be broken. Better luck to
IStisiness in the house goes on with
scarce an incident worth mentioning
these days. Last Friday night, as us
ual, an eveuing session was held for
considering private pension claims,
and, as usual, Mr. Kilgore of Texas ob
jected to the passage of any bill uuless
a quorum voted. Of course no quorum
was present, and after a call of the
house, which was fruitless, the session
came to a close, much to the disgust of
Col. Hepburn, of Iowa, who had cer
tain bills pending, and he declared his
purpose to be hereafter to compel a
quorum to vote on every question be
fore the house, if Kilgore persisted in
his course. He followed that course
on Monday and compelled the vote ot
a quorum to approve the journal, but
by Tuesday he weakened, apparently,
as he was not there to object when the
journal was read.
By the way have Journal readers
noticed anything lately emanating
from that erstwhile remarkable ora
tor from Iowa Mr. Dolliver ? It wiil
be remembered that two years ago the
republican newspapers of the west
doted on him as a rising man a per
fect cyclone of an orator, who had com
pletely floored Bryan in his maiden ef
fort in the house. But of late he is
seldom seen on the floor, and his last
effort was an admitted failure. In
fact he cannot begin to get the hearing
today on the floor that Hepburn can
while Bryan .has forged so far ahead
that he is not In the same class any
more. Some men grow downward like
a horse's tail, and the Iowa cyclone
seems to be of that order.
Journal readers remember, doubt
lets, the controversy that grew out of
the use by Mr. Bryan in his silver
speech last August of Miss Muhlbach's
story of the drummer boy of Marengo,
and some my friend Tom Wilkinson
among the number even doubted if
there was such a character. I was
delving through some idylic lore in the
congressional library the other day,
however, when I encountered a little
poem which satisfied me not only that
that drummer boy not only lived, but
told how he died, and here it is. The
little story was written by Nettie Pat
tersou and is entitled:
Macdooald'a valiant soldiers inarched In Card!
nell that day.
When shooting avalanches stormed their wild,
terrific way;
The weariest still struggled on. with hope that
they might see
Napoleon gem proud France's crown with one
more victory.
One drummer boy of a regiment, whose heart
had hoped to play
The martial music of his drum to battle on that
Pressed forward just as bravely as the bravest
that should wield
Triumphant weapons of a k night on Marengo's
bloody field,
Nor dreamed he of his warlike days this one
should be the last;
That howling storms within the chasm declared
forever past;
For while his cheek and eye In hope of victory
did glow.
An avalanche went thundering down the aw
ful gulf below.
Macdonald's soldiers, struggling on with cour
age to the tight.
Could hear the beating of a drum far distant in
the night;
Till every sound in distance hushed had ceased
to find an ear,
It beat in hope that some kind heart In gym
pathy would hear.
'Twas the drummer boy of Marengo with the
avalanche that fell
Heating out a call for aid from the gulf of Car
Thinking that with martial music he could
reach a soldier's heart.
He beat till icy fingers claimed him from the
ranks of Bonaparte.
Suns that rose to light Marengo In that awful
chasm deep
Warmed no pulse within his bosom, nor awak
ened him from sleep,
lie bad hoped to wake to valorwllh the beating
of his drum
The heart of many a gallant comrade when the
battle hour should come.
And the tales of fallen mighty In after years
to tell.
But he's resting just as peaceful In the gulf
of Cardlnell.
c. w. s.
Chicago Times.
The United 'States army, which is
not so very much bigger than the so
called army of the commonweal, is now
in possession of "Gen." Hogan's 500
train-stealing inviucibles at Forsyth,
Mont. Just what the real army will
do with the make-believe army is diffi
cult to tell, but at any rate Mr. Hogan's
exploit in the line of land piracy will
prevent his rallying with Coxey at
Washington, and theref oi e dashes his
hope of being a factor in the regenera
tion of society by the device of good
roads, paper money, and death to interest-bearing
This is entirely as it should be.
There are two fundamental principles
bearing upon this industrial-army agi
tation, the truth 'of which cannot be
gainsaid. One man, three men, 3ti()
men, or 3,000 men have a right to pro
ceed in orderly fashion along the high
ways of this nation whither they may
wish to go. They have an inalienable
right to pass through villages, towns,
and cities if such lie in their path. It
is the opinion of the Times that, if ab
stract right alone be considered, they
have a right to pass over toll-road."
without the payment of toll, for a toll
road is undoubtedly an unwarrantable
invasion of the inalienable right of free
use of a public highway. They have
the right to go to the nation's capital
and present there, in orderly fashion,
anv petition, however ridiculous, they
may desire to offer.
So long as the industrial armies ex
ercise only these rights and do so with
out resorting to violence and theft, any
interference with them by police,
militia, or regular troops would be un
warrantable and would justify resis
tance. But on the other hand, the essence
of the right of the commonwealers to
march lies in their doing so peacefully
and in their respecting public and pri
vate property. If they forage on the
surrounding country they must be pun
ished as other thieves would be pun
ished. If they steal a train they must
be captured and held to answer for the
crime. The grievances of the class they
represent and they have many griev
ancescannot justify recourse of vio
lence as long as the orderly processes
of law and the ballot afford hope of a
remedy. Nor can the notorious, the
shameful and execrable fact that many
men in high social station have stolen
railroads, plundered corporations.
ground the happiness, the hope, and
life out of the people to be coined into
dollars for their own fat pockets justify
a single act of violence or outlawry on
the part of those who now rise in pro
The Times knows that it is out of
tune with its contemporaries, but the
note which it has struck is one of en
tire sincerity. It has no word of de
nuueiation or ot ridicule for the men
who in a vague, uncertain way are
seeking a vague, uncertain remedy for
ills which are neither vague nor uncer
tain, lu a spirit of sympathy, of
friendliness for those men, we urge
them the vital necessity of maintaining
absolute peace and order in their ranks
There is a remedy in the ballot box,
and until that remedy has been sin
cerely sought no other should be
tried. The lesson taught by history.
the history of our own time, is a lesson
which the commonweal should take to
heart. It teaches that violent attempts
to redress the wrongs of a class only
increase the subjection of that class.
A crime committed in however good a
cause allies all the order!', law-abiding
elements of society in antagonism to
that cause, and the orderly, law-abid
ing element in American life holds the
whip today, though it does not use it at
the proper time.
An eastern firm has just sold 10,00rt
kegs of nails for export to Australia by
way of England. As the McKinley
law levies a protective tariff of 1 cent
per pound on nails it is likely that the
Australians, who certainly purchased
here because nails were cheaper than
in England, got them at a lower figure
than they could have been purchased
by an American dealer or consumer.
Be that as it may, an industry which
can undersell England in an English
colony and ship the goods to the anti
podes is not in any crying need of pro
tection. The Wilson bill's clause
levying a tariff of one-half of 1 per cent
ad valorem on nails should be stricken
W. J. H. Trainor, supreme presi
dent of the American protective asso
ciation, boasts that that body now holds
the key to the political situation in
America. But the more liberal-minded
inhabitants, fortunately, still hold the
situation, and will continue to do so,
key or no key.
Judge Lambert of Buffalo N. Y.
has granted a dead man a decree af di
vorce. This curious action is the re
sult of a suit which Sidney King, a
railroad conductor, had begun. Pend
ing decision King was killed in a colli
ision, and as he left no will the rights
of his heirs to his life insurance became
involved. The court, therefore, pro
ceeded as though death had not inter vened.
It will be strange, however, if
the divorced wife will not question the
validity of the jnoceeding to carry it to
a higher i;ourt.
San Fkani lien authoi it ten put an
end to the proposed tight between a
lion and a bear at tin Midwinter ex
position without ninth difficult. If
it had been a lilit between a bear and
a man or one man with another man
the litht would have tome off as ader
tised. Mr. Cleveland has finally decided
not to visit Nebraska this summer. He
has probably heard 01 that common
weal demonstration in Ouiaha last
week and fears that his presence might
occasion a worse one.
In an interview Madeline Pollard
says: "No one knows better than 1
how badly congress needs puiifying."
So, ho! Who are the co-respondents?
World Herald.
Au Odd Collection.
A man in Colorado has a quaint
collection of bottles. It is divided into
two sections. Section one is large.
Section two is not. Section one con
tains hundreds of bottles, the contents
of which his wife swallowed hoping to
find relief from her physical sufferings.
Section two contains a few bottles
that once were filled with Dr. Pierce's
Favoiite Prescription. It was this
potent remedy that gave the suffering
wife Iter health again. It cures all
irregularities, internal inflammation
and ulceration, displacements and
kindred troubles. It has done more
to relieve the suffering of women than
any other medicine known to science
Pile tumors, rupture and fistula
radically cured by improved methods
Book, ten cents in stamps, worlds
Dispensary Medical Association, Buf
falo. N. V.
W. P. Drop, druggists, Springfield,
Mass., writes: "Japanese Pile Cure
has cured lady seven years alllicted;
could not walk half mile in last three
years; now walks any distance." Sold
by Fricke & Co.
English Snavin Liniment removes
all hard, soft or calloused lumps and
blemishes from horses, blooif spavins.
curbs, splints, sweeney, ring-bone,
stifles, snrains, all swollen throats,
coughs, etc. Save $50 by use of one
bottle. Warranted the most womier-
blemisb cure ever known. Sold by i.
(i. Fricke & Co., Druggists, Platts
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Clip the art coupon in today's paper.
Hello I
Has Got Loose Again,
And is liable to cork himself. The
great Suit Sale of Men's Clothing
at $7.50 a suit has thus far proven
a great success to the buyers. Over
100 suits have been sold and deliv
ered out of this lot, and this morn
ing WESCOTT, to further demon
strate the fact that he is the BOSS
on Clothing, deliberately places on
sale another 100 suits, a little better
than the first, at the funny price of
$7.50. Every suit warranted per
fect, and worth more than double
what we ask. No suits charged.
No chromos or suspenders put in
just plain wrapping paper is all
and no monkey business.
MeisSmgen" & ILIiiiniiDnniin9
leading IMPLEMENT yE
j Handle AH tlio Leading
Such iis the Celebrated
"Had-er''ami "Spalding" Riding1 Cultivators,
Come and examine our immense assortment at our warehouse. A
Feed Barn for farmers is kept in connection with the establishment.
Charges Ten Cents per Team.
The Great CMgi Cure ! Til Great $?oup$itre ! The Great
Lung Restorf Isoid by very druggist qVl he continent of
America on positive garant6at 50c 4n$J $ pr bottle a test
so wonderfi? .and severe? tlmtnoCwg& xr kttiig Remedy vet
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Capital, paid up ... . $30,000
John Fitzokrau President
F. K. White Vice president
S. Wai oh Cashier
John Fitzgerald, 1). Hawksworth. F. E. White,
S. Wauglt and tieortfe E. Povey.
Cartful attention Riven t tne Interests of cus
lomers. Collection made and promptly remit
ted for. Highest market price paid for county
warrants and state and county bonds.
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE In the Todd block, east of new court
ir. . ovs ni so,
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Citizens' Bank,
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Capital paid In $50,000
J V Johnson. W. I. Merriam, Win. Weten
kamp, I) C. Morgan. Henry Eikenhary,
M. W. Morgan and W. H. Cushion.
A general hanking business transacted. In
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Attorneys at Law,
OFFICE F'Ufvrald block, over First NaCl haufc