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The Stein Bloch
They are of the Highest Grade and guaranteed in make
and fit and the other details by the makers and ourselves. If
you don't know us, you ought to; we have been here fifteen
years. Quite a satisfactory shopping place, because WE GIVE
BACK THE MONEY IF THE CLOTHES AIN'T RIGHT.
The Plattsmouth .Journal
DAILY AND WEEKLY.
C. W. SHERMAN, Editor.
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braska, as second class matter.
Official County Paper.
Will there be any cell houses to
build next year? Guess not.
New York republicans are said to
be planning the overthrow of Boss
The republicans will have a major
ity of about 160 in the next house. It
The proposition to separate Kansas
City from Jackson county wai lost at
As a result of the Wilson bill, a firm
at Calhoun, Mo., was forced to raise
wages 10 per cent.
The official report of the sealing ves
sels shows a catch exceeding that of
any other year.
The splendid ship St. Louis was
launched with proper ceremonies at
There will be a hard fight in the next
congress for control of the senate,
with its enormous patronage.
President Cleveland does not
belive that the people have condemned
the democratic policy of tariff reform.
Mk. Hosewater has shown his
party that he is a necessity to its suc-
ces, and that it cannot elect yellow
dogs against bis protest.
And to think that all the work of
Sam Atwood in behalf of Majors was
thrown away! What a waste 3f energy
was there, my countrymen!
Anna L. Diggs has eschewed popu
lism, and with Hamlin Garland or
ganized a co-operative colony on the
- Made Clothing.
rSDEIt WHAT NAMK KKNSOM I A?
Editor Bryan in Sunday's World
Herald present a lengthy editorial
under the title ot "Strength in Uuion,"
in which be sketches in graphic terms
the situation and surroundings of the
democratic and populist parties, show
ing that the opposition to republican
ism has withstood the landslide of this
year in Nebraska better than in other
states.and suggest certain principles as
a platform upon which these two ele
ments may be brought together for the
future, and requests replies from both
the democratic and populist press on
the question of the feasibility or ad
visability of uniting these forces
"against the common enemy, or shall
we go to meet a united enemy with our
forces divided?" The fact is set out to
begin with that:
"There are several questions upon which the
democrats and populists of the west and south
are united. They believe that the application
of the principles taught by Thomas Jefferson to
present conditions would solve the problems of
today. They believe with Jefferson that all men
are created equal; that thev are endowed with
inalienable rights; that governments are Insti
tuted among men to secure these rights, and
that governments derive their just powers from
the consent of the roverned. The friends of
reform can take up these fundamental princi
ples and apply them to a few questions ata time
and after securing these can decide whether
they desire to go further."
The following plaDk is suggested us
a basis of union on the subjects stated:
'We are in favor of the economic administra
tion of the government, nui favor thecollectlon
of the necessary revenues approximately as fol
lows: One-third from a tariff levied for revenue
only, one third from an internal revenue tax on
liquors and tobacco, and one-third from an in
The second plank as a basis of
agreement is the silver plank of the
Omaha democratic platform as follows:
"We are in favor of the immediate restoration
of the free and unlimited coinage of gold and
silver at the present rate of 1C to 1 without
waiting for the aid or consent of any other na
tion on earth."
The third plank suggested is as fol
lows, covering the question of the issue
of paper money:
"We believe that the right to issue money is
an attribute of sovereignty, and therefore favor
the Issue of all paper money needed by the fed
eral government as the greenbacks were issued,
and we are In favor of making every dollar,
whether it be gold, silver or paper, a full legal
tender for all debt, public or pri
vate, and we further believe that the citizen
houM not be permitted to demonetize by con
tract that which the government makes money
The fourth plank is on the question
of electing senators by the people, as
"We are in favor of electing I'nlted States
$25 in U.
We have had made for us a number of skeleton keys after the style used
by Uncle Sam. A cabinet containing $25.00 in U. S. notes is now displayed
in our show window, this cabinet has a lock and only one key will fit it. The
person holding this lucky key will be presented with the $25.00 absolutely
frae. A key will be given free to every purchaser buying $1.00 worth of
goods at our store; $2.od two keys, etc. To glance at these keys they all
look alike, but on closer examination it will be found that they are all slightly
different, and only one of those distributed will open the door ot the box.
The locking and sealing of this box with the $2.OQ inside was conducted by
G such responsible and solid
is a guarantee of the straight forwardness and genuineness which character-
'zes a'l our dealings.
to tihiie: public. 3
We, the undersigned, have locked this box, containing $25.00, and placed
g the key among the other keys to be given away as stated by C. E. Wescott
j' & Son. We have also put our seal over the lock, and no living soul, not even
jj, the Wescott's themselves can tell which the right key is that will open the
box. Signed, 9
Samuel Waugh, Cashier First National Batik. g
q. W. K. Fox, Postmaster Plattsmouth.
3 J. C. Eikenbarv, Sheriff Cass County.
Geo. A. Hay, Register of Deeds. g
H Everybody can't get the correct key, but everybody an take advantage -
of nearly a $25,000.00 stock of new and desirable Clothing, Furnishing
S Goods, Hats, Caps, Shoes, etc., at lower prices than was ever sold in this city o
g or any other city, and if you happen to get the right key you will not only
get the best bargain you ever got in Clothing, but you will be $25.00 ahead
JjT Get the Bargains. Get the Keys.
S C. IS. Wescott Son.
C. E. Wescott &
senators by a direct vota by the people, and if
the wnate still stands in the way of this reform
we are in favor of submitting the proposition to
all the states by a convention of two-thirds of
the states called for that purpose in accordance
with the provisions of the constitution."
The fifth plank demands "the strict
regulation and control ot railroads and
other corporations by both federal and
state governments within thi.ir res
The sixth favors "arbitration of dif
ferences between large corporations
and their numerous employes.'"
Speaking as a democrat the writer
can very willingly and freel3 subscribe
to every one of the tenets here set
forth, because they are essentially in
accord with democratic principles of
government. They are, every one of
them, a part ot the Omaha democratic
platform, and no real democrat can
disagree with one of the?e doctrines.
If these doctrines suit the members
of the independent party we can see
no reason for their remaining out of
the democratic party while it sub
scribes to and advocates principles
that are essentially in common with
those of their own platform. They
are welcome to our ranks, and if they
come in the fatted calf should be
killed and they should be received with
every demonstration of joy and glad
ness. Just now it may be said that the
came "democrat" is not worth much
to conjure with, but whether that is
true or not a party name in this
country is the sbilboleth by which
alone all forces having a common pur
pose are to be brought together per
manently. It is organization that
wins, and the two elements could only
win by forming one organization, with
a common name or title. If thedemo
crats and populists agree upon these
principles set forth, is it not just as
necessary to have a common name as
to have an agreement on principle?
Without it,is not defeat very likely to
follow the distrust which the separate
organization is certain to engender V
The question, then, resolves itself
into this one: Under what name
shall these agreeing forces be mus
tered ? Why not adopt the name
"democrat," and inarch under that
banner ? It is as good as any ever in
vented, besides it is eminently expres
sive of the sentiments of the platform
as set forth, which means the promo
tion of the interests of the many in
stead of the few. This organization
would have no fear of being over
awed by the plutocracy of railroadism,
S. Notes Given Away.
business men whose signatures appear below, and
Tobe Castoristn or goldbngism. Thos
elements have already gone where they
belong to the republican party, or if
not, to that othr organization which
they have designated as "straight"
democrats. They have seceded from
their party and gone into a little flock
by themselves, leaving the regular or
ganization to its fate. Uuder the
leadership of such real democratic
herces as Bryan, Allen, Ong. Thomp
son, Smith. Ilolcomb, Smythe and
others a winning battle would be
At the late election the possession of
government offices seem to have been
the guarantee of large republican
gains. Otoe and Cass were notable
Tor this. In 18H0 Gov. Boyd carried
Cass county by 150 over the republican
nominee. In 1894 the republican nomi
nee enrried the county over both the
democrats and independent nominee
by 687 votes. In Otoe county the
democratic party has almost been
wiped out. Although caahiuet officer
was chosen from that county the only
democrat who carried the county was
a man who received a populist nomina
tion, while the democratic nominee
was hardly in the race. The influence
of the Cleveland administration, it is
therefore fair to state, was on the side
of the republican ticket, and this is
strange, too, for no man living is more
heartily despised and roundly abused
by republicans than is Mr. Cleveland.
In Douglas county, where the post
master is still a republican, the demo
cracy came off much better. The lesson
of these facts is that if Mr. Cleveland
has any idea of building up the party
by his appointments, while they are
rendering good service to the people,
he ought either to change his office
holders or give them a gentle hint to
act in harmony with their party instead
of fighting it.
They say President Cleveland is go
ing to make a great effort to solve the
problem of the currency question in
his coming message. He could do it
very easily if he would shake off his
Wall street prejudices and take the
bull by the horns in behalf of the
money earners instead of the money
loaners. Let him declare for the im
mediate free and unlimited coinage of
gold and silver at the present ratio of
10 to 1 and give the secretary of the
treasury the option of paying govern
ment paper issues in gold or silver in
stead of the note-holder. That would
be a solution which would solve, and
solve at once, in the good old demo
'The Minnesota supreme conrt it-
cen tly disposed of the right of a bicycle
rider on a public highway atter this
fashion: "A bicycle is a vehicle used
now very extensively for the convey
ance, recreation, pleasure and business
and the riding of one upon the public
highway in the ordinary manner as is
now done is neither unlawful nor pro
bibited, and they :aunt be banished
because they were not ancient vehicles
and used in the garden of Eden by
Adam and Eve. Because the plaintiff
chooses to drive a horse hitched to a
carriage does not give him the richt to
indicate to others thtir mode of con
veyance upon a public highway where
the rights of each are equal." It is,
therefore, the proper thing for people
riding in buggies to give part of the
way to a person riding a wheel. This
should be more generally understood.
Now the usual folderoll about the
election of U. S. senator begins in the
republican party, and the people will
be more or less excited for the next
few months over the suoject. If the
democratic plan had been adopted
that would all have been settled at the
election last Tuesday by the people
themselves. It is just as likely as not
that John M. Thurston, if he gets the
place, will have to buy his way in, as
Church Howe, Tom Majors and
probably several other blood-suckers
will bob up to contest for the honor,
although nothing was plainer before
the election than that Thurston was
the man the republican voters wanted.
Orlando Teftt, senator-elect from
Cass, is among those aspiring for the
presidency of the senate. He has had
experience in the senate and is ambi
tious two very necessary qualifica
tions. If he can satisfy the corpora
tions who own his party that he is all
right, he may stand a good show of
Ose of the few republicans of Cass
oounty who had the courage to vote for
nolcomb was George W. Voting, the
county commissioner, and he is en
titled to credit for acting on his con
IF YOU WANT
The latest, newest thing in
IF YOU WANT
Perfect fitting Clothing.
IF YOU WANT
" Up to date style Cloth
Clothing," IF YOU WANT
A square deal in Clothing,
IF YOU WANT
The most for your money
IF YOU WANT
To avoid old back num
bers in Clothing,
IF YOU WANT
To lug off the plums ir.
IF YOU WANT
To be strictly ahead
THEN GO TO HEADQUARTERS
C. E. WESCOTT & SON.
WHERE THEY II AVE ALWAYS GOT
THE QUAL.IT f ,
WESCOTT & SON are the Boss Clothiers
they do the business, they carry the
goods, they name the lowest prices
of anybody that sells dependable
WESCOTT & SOX are Progress ive Mer
chants, are dead onto the distress
ing condition of the times and know
exactly how far you want a dollar to
reach, and are prepared to meet your
Remember our stock is complete in all lines
We want your trade, and to get it
we offer great inducements.
C.E. WESCOTT & SON
Rock wood Block.
Mrs. J. Benson,
READ THESE PRICES-.
Ladies' Skirts from 75c. to $14.40.
Ladies' Waists from 50c to 8S.50.
Narrow Val. Laces from 15c per
Butler Cream and Black Laces in
Bordon and other styles troni 10c a
yard to the finest quality. Our stock
is very large and no old goods on our
We make a specialty of Ribbons and
Good quality Gloria Silk Sim Um
brellas from S1.00 to $5.00.
Specially low prices on Ladies' and
Children's Hoiseiy and Underwear.
We have many lines of Ladies' Fancy
Goods, not kept in other stores.
We are giving special prices in
In short, we make special prices in
Come in or order by MAIL. We
will give vour order prompt and care
MRS. J. BENSON,
1519 Douglas St., near 16tb,
Dr. Agnes V. Swetland,
Special attention to Obstetrics, Diseases of
Women and Woman's Surerv
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