Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, January 24, 1895, Image 2

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    TIio Plattsmouth Journal
C. W. SHERIIAN, Editor.
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Official County Paper.
Cakteh, the Nebraska book agent,
has been electetl senator from Mon
tana. Any financial scheme which con
templates a contiuuanee of the gold
standard is a delusion and a snare.
Skkatou Aixkx was in evidence iu
the senate the other day in a defense
of populism. He ripped the protective
tariff up the back.
The French national assembly have
elected Felix Faure president, iu place
of Ferier, resigned. He is of the
same political faith a? his predecessor.
Somk man who is a statesman will
do the right thing by proposing a duty
on the importation of tea and cofTe
to increase the revenues where they
are needed.
As time passes it becomes more ap
parent that republicanism in Cass
county needs only the vigorous oppo
sition of a united democracy to knock
it off the perch.
The South Dakotadefalcaticn grows
worse all the time, and the indications
now are that a good many county
treasurers will ilnd it hard to make
prompt settlements.
The bob-tail democrats had a meet
ing at Lincoln when Mr. Morton was
there and resolved that they ask no
favcrs of Gov. Ilolcomb. Their favors
all come from the railroads.
Tm country is going through a
sweat box of proverty and depression
as a result of high tariillsm and a
worship of the gulden calf which the
republican party set up when it de
monetized silver.
Free salt and free wool, two of the
good thiugi resulting to the people
from the passage of the Wilson bill,
are objects of especial attack by the
former beneficiaries of the tariff duties
on these articles.
With all the talk sgainst Wait
.eeley, it seem3 that oleaginous indi
vidual ha3 slipped into a place in the
employ of the senate, just where he
wasn't wanted to take care of en
rolled and engrossed bills.
Omaha won her tight for the loca
tion of the state fair for the next five
years, and her statesmen and specula
tors are happy over the result. It will
cost her a good round sum to maintain
it and make it a success.
Omaha citizens in chorus: Hurrah !
We have the state fair for the next
live years. It's the biggest thing out !
Lincoln citizens In response:
Humph ! You'ie welcome to it. It
don't amount to much. You'll find it's
an elephant !
It will be quite a promotion for Mr.
Thurston from head lobbyist of the
Union Pacific railway to the U. S.
senate. lint he will find plenty of good
company there such men as JJrice,
Elkins, Quay and Chandler have been
In the same business for years.
Ik, as has been intimated, Repre
sentative liurns has declared In favor
of soma legislation for the relief of the
farmers who are compelled to patronize
the Omaha stock yards, there i fun
ahead for Bill Paxton, the democratic
boss of the republican legislature.
Lincoln News.
The suicide of J. II. Harris and wife
near Paxton, in the northwest part of
the state, on Monday last through fear
of starvation, adds emphasis to the
fact that there are many people in ac
tual want In western Nebraska. The
circumstances of this case, which were
most heartrending, ought to shut the
mouths of speculators from longer de
ceiving the public, as they have done
through the Omaha Uee.
The recent selection of J. M. Patter
son as county commissioner has put
new life Into that body, and has been
the means of suggesting new plans
for economizing in county affairs.
The visit of the board to Glen wood
yesterday Is one of the results of this
state of facts. How best to manage
the poor farm la the problem that is
well worth the attention of the board,
and the probable outcome is a new
plan for letting the contract for the
poor farm this coming year.
Ana lIot It ISectn soicli-Ait i;aiile
WU Worthy of Imitation.
About sixteen years ago somo two
dozen of the residents of Mills county,
Iowa, came together for the purpose
of organizing a horticultural society
for that county. Papers were read
upon the subject of fruit-growing, a
display of apples of many varieties
was made by men who had been per
sisted in the effort to raiso fruit, dis
cussions followed as to varieties ami
methods and a general interchange of
ideas on ths subject, resulting not
only in the permanent organization of
the society, but in that of a society
embracing all the counties in south
west Iowa, in the belief, based upon'
experience of men who had made a
success of it, that fruit-raising could
be made protltablo in that region.
These societies stimulated a rivalry
and put energy into the movement of
planting fruit trees. Local nurseries
were patronized and enlarged, and the
number of acres covered with orchards
increased as the years went on, and it
was noticed that the farmers who had
the biggest and best orchards were trie
most prosperous. Small fruits were
also cultivated and experimented on
with good lesults, and up to Io0
several farmers in the county had as
much as thirty, forty and even sixty
acres planted In orchards. Mills county
had for several years been making dis
plays at fails and expositions that at
tracted much interest ami carried oil
the best prizes, not only at Pes
Moines, but at St. Joseph and Kansas
City. It was not till lsjO, however.
when the full fruition of the hopes of
the most sanguine were realized. That
year the orchards turned off a wonder
fulcrop, and mote money was realized
from apples than ever was expected:
$5,000, $0,000, $S,000 aud even as high
as $l-,000 was made from single or
chards. It wai like nuding a bonanza
gold or silver mine. The heads of many
were turned at the great results.
Train-loads cf the choicest apples
ever grown were shipped away at a
time to market. ThU crop settled the
future of the problem and a great
stimulus was given to planting fruit
orchards. Thousands of acres hate
since theu been cleared t:p and cov
ered with growing orchards and the
bluffy land, lying between the town of
Glen wood and the Missouri bottoms.
before that not deemed worth cultiva
tion,is now nearly all planted in or
chards and small fruits. Since 110 no
great crop has been harvested, hut
enough was turned off each year to
net a good profit, and it is estimated
that with one great crop grown in live
years it is the best paying crop the
farmer cart raise.
Now, as to results: Thirteen years
ago, when the writer left ;ienwod to
settle in Plattsn.outh, that town was
terribly ''down at the heel,' property
could hardly be o!d for any price, ami
many vacant houses were going to
rack. Today, w ith depression and dis
aster broadcast over the land Glen
wood is a prosperous and growing
cormnuuity . Property is worth more
than ever, new homes are seen in every
direction, and every house has a
tenant or, what is better, aconlented
owner. Hundreds of men find living
employment in caring for orchards
and fruit in its season, and the visitor
will find there much contentment and
As a moral of this pialu statement
of facts The Jori:ir. wishes to point
out the fact that surrounding this city
the hills and lauds aro just as well
tilted for raising fruits of all kinds as
are those of our neighboring county
across the IJig Muddy, and the men
who here plant orchards and vine
yards are ls certain to reap rich har
vests for their labor and enterprise.
While the enterprising men in town
have vainly endeavored to build up
manufactures, hero is a field that
needs only to be worked to bring rich
TntE man who assumes that the Car
lisle currency bill, as introduced in the
bouse, would prove a satisfactory set
tlement of the troublesome (jucstion of
finance must be short-sighted, indeed,
and when men arraign Mr. Ilryan for
flying in the face of his party for vot
ing against that bill, as a party meas
ure, forget that Mr. Cleveland him
solf last yi'ar vetoed the bill for coin
ing the seigniorage a party measure,
made so by a house caucus and fur
thermore that he refused to sign even
the Wilson bill. Why not arraign tho
president for tho bad example he set?
Knowing, or believing, that the bill
was unwite and would prove a failure,
and that it would be detrimental to the
people, Mr. Ilryan exercised his best
judgment In tho endeavor to defeat tho
bill, because he wanted something
better something not based upon
bestowing a great favor upon a class
to the detriment of tho masses. A
democracy which docs not stand upon
the principle of equal rights to all and
special privileges to nono is not worth
lighting for, and can never win even
If the party were united In its favor.
The Carlisle bill was an un -democratic
measure, aud deserved defeat. The
real democrats ate proud of the posi
tion taken by Mr. Bryan. Of the 1J5
democrats who voted for the Carlisle
bill a majority of them were defeated
at the last election.
In his speech to the legislature on
Wednesday, Senator-elect Thurston at
tributed the recent bond issues to the
low tarilf and the hard times to the
tariff scare. lie wants the McKinley
bill re-enacted. As to the latter pro
position he will find few supporters on
the republican side in congress. From
John Sherman down, tho repubHancs
have had enough cf McKinleylsm. Its
prohibitory rates va3 the mean by
which the treasury w as drained of its
cash before the Wih;on bill was framed,
much less passed, and a bond issue
followed. Mr. Thurston is passe in
his high tariff notious. Kverybody
of intelligence kuows that the high
tariff was especially intended for the
benefit of the New Lngland and At
lantic coast manufacturers, giviug
them a monopoly of tho manufacture
of American merchandise for almost
the whole country wide, and if pros
perity resulted U was a forced condi
tion, sifting out through the medium
of their extraordinary profits, and only
for tho time being. As Mr. Heed sug
gested in his fatuous Boston home
market speech, in which he warned
Massachusetts people about the com
lag power of the omnivorous West,"
the tariff was made especially fer htr
benefit, and if she lost her power and
prestige, by losing the rUht. giv u bj
the McKlnley act, to tax the people
for her gain, sh ou!d nevf r get it
back again It would be lost foreer.
Well, she has lost that privilege now.
ami we shall watch Mr. Thurston's tf
fort to giv it back to her, with inter
Isacae that was on trial before
Judge- Satuat of the V. S. dUlrict
cotirt in Chicago Wednesday, w herein
a 3oung woman had sued the C. N.
W. railway company for damages for
the Joss of totli of her legs, the jury re
fued to enter a verdict for the defense
at. th direction of iSe judge, and one
of the j-irors even refused to do so un
der prole:. The judije foamed and
stormed, but it was r.o go. The juror
simply t aid he did not believe it was
simply a paestioa of law, but that th
testimony showed negligence cn the
part of the defendant, and that was a
question of fact. The judge had the
man locked up for contempt, but after
wards released him. At one stage of
the matter th jury agreed on n ver
diet of over SlHl.i'oo damages, but the
ju Ige would not allow that fact to be
ma le a part of the record. This rase
is something like thecelebrated bridge
tax case in this county, wherein Judge
field bull-dosed a jury into returning
a verdict for the railway company
against its will, and that the supreme
court aft"rw ards set aside that verdict
Judges are becoming more and more
inclined to arrogate power to then,
selves that do rod belong to them.
Thk efforts of the gold standard ad
vocales to maintain specie payments on
a gold basis are daily becoming more
strained and difiicult of accomplish
ment. The reason of this difficulty is
found in the double, fact of a depleted
and depleting treasury and that there
is such a large amount of paper money
afloat which the goldites claim is re
deemable in gold. This amount is
enormous, as the following table,takeu
from a treasury report, shows:
;rttiit.ii''k f.;ic.oi.o:i
(ioM note (of t cf July. r ll',fill.2."Vl
cold cortir.cAtc min.xw
Mlver rcrtlftciaea , ajtl. too, 301
National Lank notci IT-', 132,1 e;
Currency cerlinratc 11.1 !. f0
Total tUIU-.O-lS
Tjik fact that with all this load to
carry on less than a hundred millions
of a reserve fund and gold constantly
vanishing to Kurope presages an early
plunge to a silver basis, aud there is
apparently no help for it. In view of
this fact, would it not be better to
adopt free coinage at once, and thus
avert a cadrophc? Single standard
theorists are invited to think of this.
Xi-:uhaska presents a peculiar spec
tacle. The republicans in the legisla
ture have nominated for United States
senator the attorney for a railway cor
poration against which a suit for ex
tortionate freight charges has just
been appealed to the supreme court of
the United States. It is tho maxiraun
freight case, in which the people are
prosecuting the railroad, and tho at
torney of the railroad is sent by the re
publicans to Washington as United
States senator, where hn can attend to
the railroad side of tho case. Chicago
to imiimi: Tin: chasm.
Many are the plans suggested iu con
gress to relieve the financial strain now
confronting the country. Besides the
Carlisle and numerous other measures
propositi in the house, Seuatora Jones,
McPherson aud Vest have prepared
billsin the senate all of them in .some
degree compromises. Mr. Bryan has
also introduced a bill which gives
promise of ielief. In a recent inter view
he explained the measure in
fewer worths than to copy the bill it ¬
self, as follows:
"The bill does not introduce any new
principle, but simply applies tlueeold
principles. It think that the hill would
settle the treasury difficulty for the
pre-.ent. It provides, first, for coining
the seigniorage in the same language
used in the Bland selguioragu bill,
w hich w as passed last year and vetoed
by the president. The coinage of this
seigniorage would add $51,000,o00 to
the treasurer's assets and relieve the
deficit. Tho second section is iu sub
stance a revival of the Matthews reso
lution, pa.s:-ed some fifteen years ago.
and declares the right of the govern
ment to redeem coin obligations in
either gold or silver and denying that
the note-hol ler has a right to choose
the metal in which his note is re
deemed and denying also that the gov
eminent is required to redeem one
metal with another. Sj long as the
note-holder can choice pdd we are at
the mercy of any band of conspirator
who may find a pecuniary profit in at
tacking the gold roetve. ?v long as
the government will receive gold and
silver without discrimination for debts
ami dues to the government there can
be no mat-rial premium on cold except
for export, and th t cannot amount to
a great deal, but under present ruling
we can force all of our money to a high
premium over other kinds of propeity,
loth" injury of all business enterprises
in ireneral and to the injury if a:i
debtors in particular.
"The third section applies to these
who attempt to rou th.' w hole people
the same punishment that we apply to
those who attempt t job Individuals.
The New York Pot rt ctntly quoted.
with approval, the advsce ot K iward
Atkins n tth fleet that tho-ewho
wanted bonds ixsutd should systema
tJca'ly present greenbacks ran! trea
ury liotes t" the treasury for redemp
tion and dtaw out go?d until the d
s;retl bonds weie isMied. S'it !i a plan
it no !es than a conspiracy to take
fiom all the e ple through tave the
interest received by th" bondholders.
Bedemptiou was li"t intended for that
pur e."
Ni;w rrATKN are disciusmg ti e
problem of tho distribution f wraith,
relating to the fjue-dion as to how the
accumulation cf so much wealth in a
few hands is to he prevented, but none
that we have noticed gr to the root of
the matter and that is the rvrr.KE.-T
phas of it. D;d yon ever realie that
if every man got his share of the fruit
of his toil there would he very little, if
any, poverty m the world".' Only the
drones of the wr!d would suffer
thoe who now Jive, and many grow
rich, on the earning of others. If
every man whoeo-.jJJ would e'ginr;ow
to pay as he goes he rould contribute
largely to bring this state of affairs
Trn: meeting of citizens at the county
judge's f ll'ice last evening ought to be
the means of arousing alt en t ion on the
part of cili-ns generally aud of tax
payers in particular. The situation in
which the city is placed is far more
serious than was supposed, ami de
serves serlousconslderation. Mr. Wind
barn showed himself well-versed in
city finances aud made an address that
was verv creditable to him. The
JnUUNAi. hopes that some practical
solution will be found to tho problem
now before the city how to get out
of debt ami lessen taxes at the same
All tho money-changers of tho
country are opposed to bimetallism.
Can you tell why? They all want
money scarce and dear and everything
else cheap. Put the volume of money
iu such a shape that they can't comer
It, and tho body of the people would be
able to get along.withoi.t borrowing of
them. That's what hurls. Christ
throw tho money-changers out of the
temple because they had made it a
den of thieves. The same crowd is to
day defiling the temple of liberty in
America, and they ought to bo simi
larly treated by congress and the presi
dent. Trr h election of John M. Thurston to
the United States senato puts another
corporation attorney in the American
house of lords. Not until the represen
tatives and senators aro elected by the
popular ballot will tho peoplo oust paid
corporation attorneys from that branch
of tho national cougress. ---Kalamazoo
(Mich.) tfazetto.
More ,t1nut Frull-firowliig.
The article in yesterday's Joi'itNAL
respecting thl! successful fruit-growing
of Mills county, (Iowa), farmers, has
attracted much attention, and de
servedly. In addition thereto we glean
the follow ing facts from the back of a
letter of a (tlenwood business man,
which indicates the reliance pi teed in
fruit culture as a mean of adv vtisiru;
for the town and county :
"This beautiful littlecity ((lieu aooU)
is situated in tho midst of the great
and justly celebrated "Fruit B?lt of
South-west Iowa," an orchard region
already widely known, and destined
within a few years to b the leading
"Apple Area of America." The soil
and climate in the vicinity of (Jlcn-
wood are admirably adapted to the
growth of utraw berries, raspberries,
grapes, plums, cherrU s aud apples.nmi
in every direction within a radius of
many miles fiuit orchards meet the
e)nr.t every turn, and are a ftene of
rate beauty for thy eye of the Leholder
and a source of large revenue to the
growers. One of these orchards, that
of Iowa's attorney- general, lion. John
V. Stue. cover about Sou acres, w ith a
planting of over 10f,0:tj trees.
"Mills county apples have taken first
premiums, amounting in the aggre
gate to over Snoo iu cash, the exhibits
being made as follows: Creston Blue
(Jrass Pa'.ac, 1 ; VJ-U; State Horti
cultural society, Des Moines, JsJ;
Iowa state fair, Des Moines, 1-'1;
western horticultural society .Atlantic.
Iowa, '.: same. Council BUnfs,
intir-state f air and exposition, Kansas
City, llM; and the great St. Louis fair,
1'. Honors and ducats are always
ruled al the feet f Mill county's fruit
exhibitors, among whom should al
ways be prominently mentioned (Jen.
J. W. Murphy, who has teen inde
fatigable in every effort to bring to
public notice this great fruit region.
"The fruit inl a a try is yet in its in
fancy, but is developing with wonder
ful rapidity. The shipment of 'fruit to
the m trket of the world within the
last five years have aggregated over
$" iii value. People coming from
all srctions of the country buying
smaller arid larger tracts of orchard
land, planting fruit trees at.d vine
yards and making b autitul hemes."
Lvery couunen latioti of so;l ;nd
climate in the above extract is jut as
applicable to Plattsmouth and vicinity.
Our people should plant f r -ait trees and
Trric Omaha B-e and several papers
of that stripe are bing 1 udly de
nounced by th people in this section
for trying to hide the truth in regard
to the destitution in parts of XeLraka
There can be no ipaelion but what
this is done in the irderest i f real es
tate speculator?. The Bee, if its list
contalu any Nebraska exchanges at
all. knows what the conditionof affairs
is, andtheie is no ex :ue for hiding
the facts when perhaps by so doing the
suffering of many people will be greatly
increased. Let the truth be knewn,
even though it mav take a few dollars
out of some speculator's pocket tern
porarily. Nebraska i a'.l right, only a
little unfortunate yis. at present. -FuUertcn
Tin: Brooklyn stret car strike has
reached a stage wh-ie compromise is
possible, by reason of the fact that a
large number of the linemen have
joined with the niotorrnen and conduc
tors in the strike. As soon, therefore,
as a line is cot and the connection
broken, cars tnu-d stop on that line, as
linemen cannot be improved out of
hoboes on the street. The militia has
been iu possession of the town for two
days, iind numerous collisions with
mobs occurred. The str ike of the line
men make a success for the conductors
possible where failure seemed certain.
Livks of poor men ott remind us.
honest men thm't stand a chance; the
more we work, there grow behind us
bigger patches on our pants. On our
pants, onco new and glossy, there are
stripes ot diiTVrent hue, because our
readers do not pay us what is honestly
our due. So, good friends, be up and
doing; send your dues, however small;
or, when the snow of winter strikesus.
we shall have no pants at all. Min
neapolis Times.
IIoitACi: Boiks was right when he
said "the currency question is tho
great one of the future,'' but it is not
to bo settled by makeshifts which con
tinue wrong and robbery. If the presi
dent and democrats in congress would
follow well-established d rnocratic
principles they could Kettle the ques
tion easily and rightly nut not by th
passage of the Carlisle bill.
Without a doubt the insurance
companies are making au effort to se cure
the repeal of the "Valued Policy"
law by the present legislature, and
there is a good chance of their suc
cess, too. It more is anything nn
average iusurance company dislikes it
Is to pay out the full value of im
policy upon which it has beenieeiv
ing premiums.
IS Tills ill hNI r
It would ti interesting to know
whether or not the members of the
present legislature feci satisfied that
they are doing their duty. If they do,
the Lincoln News thinks, they must
have a queer idea of what constitutes
the duty of a public official. The ses
sion has been in progress now for
three weeks. U hat are the tangible
results? Keally they are so insigni
ficent th it they are hardly worth enu
merating. In the senate the entire
three wciks have been taken up in ap
pointing more than the statutory num
ber of employe and w rangling to get
a few more appointed. In the house it
has been a cons'ant struggle to keep
the number of diawers of salaries
within the statutory limits. But the
house has done something else.
Two bills have been pa.sed. One
was a bill to pry the salaries of the
members and employes. It has been
speedily advanced by the senate to a
third reading and will pass with
out any avoidable delay. The othfr
was a measure to allow counties in the
distric s where drought has impover
ished the people to vote bocds with
which to bu grain for freed for use in
the spring. This is an important meas
ure to the people of those districts ar.d
their interests dtmand that it be
speedily passed, but the prospects are
that it has been hung up in the senate,
and well hung up. So well, indeed,
that a substitute will doubtless be in
troduced in that body, aud this will
necesiiate li e house doing its work
all over again. The.-e are the tangible
results nf three week- of legislation.
On Vy .r Looklxg At It.
Nt !,rs "!ty Nev.-.
The City council of Plattsmouth has
started oat to refoim the wa-rld. They
have instructed the chief of police to
stop all card play ing in saloons and to
pro.vcute ail druggists who fell liquor
except on prescription.
Tin: ch;-f reas- n,s m- j -ople think,
why the town is down at the heel, is
th tt th- men w!i i have made the tnot
money in tii" rtn and necau.-e ol its
existi nee do the !rj f-r i and take
the !ai interest in its well-doing.
However true this may te there ought
to be a ch nce for ot hers, now that the
old fogies are ptiug away. The new
Mo -d will ha" to tit? !e.4 1 in tl e
futtii'-. at au ra?e.
Is the- times it is doubtful if
m ney is on the average worth two per
cent., yet, the law allows seven per
cent, on ju lgm-nts. and rnboJy ever
heard of i Shyl-k?k taking le-s than the
lettt r i f the loud.
It will be noticed that the greatest,
howl at-out the Income tax comes from
the nun who have incomes liable to
taxation. All other men would l-e wil
ling to p;y the tax if they had the income.-
I ren.ont HeruM.
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tween Mexico and li uatamauht over
matters of territorial juri-d;ctn n.
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