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The Weekly Journal
C W. SHERMAN, Editor.
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
THE OLD KOSIAN GONE.
One year, in advance, $1.00
Six months, in advance, 50
Three months, in advance, 25
Kates made known on application.
THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1895.
A Moat Superb OflVr to Delinquent Sub
The publisher of The Weekly
Journal has been very indulgent
to its subscribers, and has allowed
many of them to become delin
quent in accounts ranging from
51.50 up; but now, near the close
of the year.he is in need of funds,
and, to make an extra induce
ment for them to pay up and re
new their subscritions, the follow
ing MAGNIFICANT OFFER is
To all who will pay up arrear
ages during the present month of
December, the sum of 20 PER
CENT DISCOUNT will be al
lowed. To all who will pay up
and pay a year in advance, a dis
count of 30 PER CENT OFF
will be allowed on the amount
now due. It seems to him that
this chance ought to be taken at
once by several hundred of those
who have been carried, some of
them for years.
The Journal will continue to
be published at 1.00 a year, if
paid in odvance, or $1.50 it not.
C. W. Sherman, M'g'r.
At 1:30 o'clock Thursday Allen G.
Thurman departed this life, at his
home in Columbus, Ohio, his death be
ing the result of a fall he had received
some weeks ago. He had reached the
ripe age of eighty-two year?. In his
time Judge Thurman had been a mem
ber ofjcongress, for years sat on the
supreme bench of Ohio, and for twelve
years was United States senator. In
1SS3 he was the democratic nominee
for vice president. Many men in
America have worn honors as great as
he, but few bore them so deservedly.
His life was an open book. He
bad no schemes, no concealments that
were not open to the public. He was a
democrat in fact, as well as in name,
with all that the name implies. lie
did not wear the name of that party
on his sleeve to betrav the masses into
I the hands of monopolies and money-
grabbers by his vote in congress or on
the bench. His course in the senate
was so distinguished for honor, inanli
uess and purity that it won for .him
the pseudonym '4Tbe Noblest Itoman
of Them All," and in common parlance
he has been known as the "Old
Roman." A senator during the most
corrupt period of American history,
when the Shermans sold themselves to
the Rothchilds and so many were
smirched by Credit Mobilier, Pacific
Mail, and other railway speculations,
Thurman's hands were clean and no
taint of corruption ever touched his
skirts. His was a career for Ameri
can youth to emulate. Sturdy, rugged
common sense marked his utterances,
and there was a force of conviction be
hind them that made him a power in de
bate. He seldom indulged in personal
ities, but it is one of the historic remin
iscences of the senate that the man
from Maine, Mr. Blaine, got the most
complete dressing down at a certain
night'session (which never went into
the record, by the way) that a man
ever got in either house. He has gone
to the reward of the sincere, upright
citizen who in a long and useful life
has upheld the honor and integrity of
his country and he left a lecord as a
senator that will be a model for all
time to come.
The greenbacks will not be retired
by the present congress.
The laboring men of America are
fools if they do not unite for common
ends in politics.
Caul Schurz has been reelected
president of the American civil ser
vice reform organization, and is very
optimistic in his views of the condi
tion of the movement.
Senator, Allen ha3 taken a turn
at the rich snobbery of the east in
marrying off its daughters for foreign
titles, by introducing a bill, making
such foolery a crime. His headis very
The secretary of the treasury is said
to be remodeling his report, because of
criticisms made upon the president's
message. Mr. Carlisle evidently doesn't
like the sensation of butting his head
azainst a stone wall.
The wool growers, who make a busi
cess of politics at the expense of other
people, are jnst now dragooning and
lobbying in congress to renew their
right to rob the people by putting a
tariff tax on wool imports. It is their
old game by which a few have become
millionaires at the expense of the coun
try, 77ith no visible good to only a few
of the robbers. Of all the tariff rob
bers they are the worst.
Secretary Smith -has a way of ut
tering great truths with remarkable
force and clearness. Speaking of irri
gation he recently said: "The most
valuable element of the combination
to produce this result is the water."
Hoke is quite right. Irrigation with
out water would be an "iridescent
dream," and now if the statesman
from Georgia will only apply his inex
orable logic to the money question he
will learn that is 13 absolutelyessential
to the use of gold as a standard that
there be enough gold to furnish the
standard. When there is no water, ir
rigation is a failure; when there is not
rold enougu the gold standard is worse
than a failure it is a crime. World
Old Pecksniff Walker, a mem
ber of the house, is reported to be in a
ra-e to convict Secretary Carlisle of
improper conduct of the treasury de
partment, and the whole pack of
searchers after sensations in the house
are at bis heels. The whole United
States doesn't contain a more complete
case sf a Pecksniffian, self-righteous
hypocrite than the old New England
millionaire, but that has nothing to do
with the proposed investigation. It is
hoped they will push it. A man like
Carlisle who will sell out his princi
ples for a mess of pottage, would not
hesitate to go crooked to keep up ap
pearances. Walker vs. Carlisle is the
leTll nQ one side and the deep sea on
A 1WHITY OK THE METALS.
If we are to grant that President
Cleveland is honest in the course he
has taken 011 the finance question it
must be conceded that he has a very
strange method of interpreting and
complying with the statute. In the
law of July 14, 1890, called the Sher
man act, is a clause, which is still in
force, declaring it the fixed purpose or
policy of the government to keep the
two metals (gold and silyer) at a parity
at the present ratio of sixteen to one,
or such other ratio as may be fixed by
law. That languaga is plain enough
for any one, seemingly, to understand,
yet from the time Mr. Cleveland issued
his proclamation calling the special
session of congress in 1893 till now he
has, to take his own declarations for it,
been steadfastly endeavoring to keep
up a party between the coins instead
of the metals, and his course has had
the effect of destroying the parity
between the two metals, and driving
the price of silver bullion down in the
market, until it is now worth but a
trifle over one-half the face value of
the silver coin. The fact is, the pres
ident, (through ignorance, we must
assume if we are to believe him honest)
has acted on the presumption that this
law of 1890 meant coins when it said
metals, and must have done so
through ignorance of the law, be
cause to believe otherwise is to pre
sume that he was dishonest. Certain
it is if he had attempted to comply
with the law, and endeavored to keep
the two metals on a parity his course
in his treatment of silver would have
been precisely opposite to the one he
has adopted. The only way to keep
the two metals at a parity would be
to give them equal rights in law as
debt-payers in other words to adopt
bimetallism and coin the silver metal
as freely as the gold metal. This
course would be a strict compliance
with the essence or spirit of that law,
while the present course has defied the
law and defeated its purpose.
The Corn Dear.
Evidence is accumulating proving
that the low price of corn is the result
of a systematic bearing of the market
in the interest of certain large oper
ators who expect before long to reap a
rich harvest on the advance on corn
which they are now buying at 'the low
prices which they are making by bear
ing the market now. They have
figured that by forcing the price down
and keeping it there steadily a large
number of farmers will be tiompelled
to sell, and they will fill their cribs nd
elevators to repletion, and when they
have enough to satisfy their rapacity,
they will permit a rise in the price,
when they will unload. The scheme
is certain to win, because the combina
tion has great capital behind it. and
apparently has the assistance of nearly
all the banks in the west, which are
refusing to lend the farmers so that
they can stand off the corn bear for a
time. Many farmers of Cass county
have been compelled to fall into the
trap set by these beirs because they
could get no accommodations at the
banks. Every farmer who can should
hold his corn for a time, at least.
THE iiizakne tkial.
The trial of Dr. Hearne and his wife
for the killing of Amos Stillwell at
Hannibal, Mo., several years ago, is in
progress at Bowling Green, and is
exciting unusual interest all over the
country. Stillwell was a millionaire
who had married a young and beauti
ful woman for a second wife who, ap
parently fell in love with Dr. Hearne,
a dashing young physician, and held
secret interviews with him. One
night Stillwell was murdered in his
bed, his head having been split open
by some one with an ax. Mrs. Still
well raised an alarm with a cry of
"robbers," and a great effort was made
to discover the robber, Dr. Hearne
taking prominent part in the search.
But no robber was found, and a few
months later Dr. Hearne and Mrs.
Stillwell were married and soon after
moved to San .Francisco and the doc
tor cut a very wide swath with his
acquired wealth by marriage. But the
San Francisco Chronicle got after him
and recited some of the suspicious
circumstances surrounding his case,
and the doctor, in fancied security,
sued the newspaper for libel, claiming
$300,000 damages. This set the news
paper men to work on his trail, and
the result was an indictment for mur
der against both Hearne and his wife.
They were, accordingly, brought back
and are now on trial, with excellent
prospects of conviction.
Congressman Strode is entirely
safe iu assuming that he will not meet
with defeat on his proposition to erect
a public building for Plattsmouth. In
talking to a member who wanted to go
on the committee on buildings and
grounds, because two cities in his dis
trict wanted public buildings, Speaker
Reed said: "It wont help you much
that way to get on the committees, be
cause we are not going to pass any
public building bills this congress.
The government is running behind
from 575,000,000 to $100,000,000 a year,
for which the democratic administra
tion is at present responsible. We do
not care to share that responsibility,
and therefore we must keep down ap
propriations," so while Plattsmouth
won't get a public building, Mr. Strode
will get thei credit of introducing the
Out of his goodness of heart and in
the interest of the party the big
hearted editor of the Papillion Times
advocates a policy of harmony be
tween, the regular and bolting factions
or ti e democratic party. Bro. How
ard should know, and doubtiess does
know, that harmony can only prevail
by the bolters coming back, acknowl
edging their errors and falling in line.
To us no other expedient can be de
vised. To make any concession
needed be to admit that the bolters
were, to some measure, justified in
the cause adopted by them, and such
an admission would be as fatal as er
roneous. There is no need to review
the facts leading to the bolt, for they
are well known to all, but a knowledge
of these facts stand as a bearer to any
concession upon the part of the demo
cratic party to the bolting fraction.
This is our views regarding the mat
ter. Falls City Nes.
WHAT AHVKIIT1SING DUES.
There never was a better example of
the value of advertising than that
exhibited in the sale of baking powders.
The Price and the Royal manufactur
ing companies have spent probably
millions of money, not only in advertis
ing their goods, but in an apparent ef
fort to expose and keep fraudulent and
worthless stuff off the market. All
the while this has been going on, how
ever it is noticed that they have never
varied in their price keeping it up
invariably to fifty cents a pound at re
rail, and the virtue of their methus of
monopolizing the press has been such
that they have persuaded house-wives
to believe that there is none other pure
or reliable but these two brands, and,
it it is costlv. either one or the other
must be purchased, as a matter o
safety to the household.
This is a very pleasant to the big
monopolists, however costly it is to the
general public, but it is entirely safe
to say that the Price and Royal com
panies are reaping a rich harvest by
means of a very neat system of hum
buggery. Their success well illustrates
the saying of the great showman
Barnum, that the American people
delight in being humbugged, and
they pay well for it.
It is no secret, because rivals in
trade have given the fact away, that
chemically pure baking powder, con
taining all the merits of the best tba
is or can be made, can be put up at a
good profit for less than twenty cents
a pound. And people are paying fifty
cents a pound simply for that which is
advertised as "the only pure" article.
The Journal never got .a dollar
from either one cf the big concerns
for advertising, and it is, therefore
under no obligations to them, and it is
free to say that the best of baking
powder can be made much cheaper
than these much advertised powders
by any housewife who chooses to do so.
Just take chemically pure cream tartar
and soda, and mix them in the propor
tion of three parts of the first to one
of the second, adding a little salt, and
it is done. Those who have tried
them say that pure powders can be
bought for half what the much ad
vertised brands are sold for.
TnE democratic state committee of
Indiana has decided on pushing for
ward ex-Gov. Mathews of that state
as the democratic candidate forpresi
dent. Gov. Mathews is a good, strorjg
man, but his position on the money
question is quite uncertain, and until
he makes known his views his ambi
tion will remain unsatisfied.
William A. McKiegiian, ex-Con
gressman from the fifth district de
parted this life on Sunday morning at
Hastings, after a long illness.. In his
death the state of Nebraska has lost an
honest man, and the masses of the peo
ple a sincere friend. He was a man
who came up from the people and won
their confidence to a marked degree
because he appreciated their wants,
understood their surroundings and was
an eloquent advocate of their rights.
Elected to. congress in 1890, and re-elected
in r92, he took a modest but
influential part in the work of those
congresses, and his vote was always on
the right side of every question. His
party has lost in "Mc," as he was
familiarly known, one of its leading
lights, whose place it will be hard to
Accordino to Washington reports,
it is expected Secretary Morton will be
the next man attacked in the house of
representatives, and resolutions of im
peachment may be directed at him any
day because of his refusal to carry out
the laws of congress relating to the
distribution of seeds and other sub
jects on which he differs with the pro
fessional agriculturist. Secretary Car
lisle will also be made the object of at
tack because of his financial policy.
Central City people are indignant
because the Union Pacific fast mail
skims through their city at a sixty-five
mile pace without stopping. The city
council has passed an ordinance cutting
down the speed. '
A sterling silver thimble free with
every purchase amounting to $200, of
Arch L. Coleman, jeweler.
Who wants to buy a farm cheaply ?
The writer knows of a farm of 135
acres of splendid farm land (with ac
cretions of as much more) not six miles
from town, for sale at $33 an acre.
Also a farm of 110 acres of fine upland,
with buildings and orchard, at $-45 an
acre. Where are some of these S50 an
acre purchasers ? Inquire at this of
fice. Prominent Druggist of Illair. Neb., Writes
Magnet Chemical Co.
Dear Sirs: The goods which we
bought through your salesman are
sellers; the Magnet Pile Killer es
pecially sells good and gives excellent
satisfaction. We have re-ordered
through our jobbers several times.
Palmer & Taylor.
For sale by Gerinsr &Co.
Farmers who expect soon to lay in
their winter's supply of coal will
find that Henry Ilempel is prepared to
filf all orders for the best quality at
lowest prices. Yard at the B. & M.
shop yards 38 tf
It would only cost you $1.00 to send
the Weekly Journal to a friend in
the east for a whole year.
BILSTEIN & NEVILLE
Have re-opened the old BILSTEIN
MEAT MARKET In the
Have for sale
A Complete Line of.
The Past Week has been a Record
Breaker with us, which goes to
.... LEAD TO ....
Big Store of
And that we have the Right Goods
at the Right Prices.
We expect to do more business than
ever and have employed extra Sales
people and hope to be able to wait on
The person who buys Holiday
Goods before seeing our line, makes
a mistake, for the truth is :
LEHNHOFFS Is Headquarters
PATTERSON &. KUNSMANN,
The Leading1 Butchers,
PAY THE BEST PRICE
AT ALL TIMES FOR
Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Poultry,
BUT ER, EGGS and HIDES.
See them before selling. They keep on hand
the best of
Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats,
Fresh and Salt FISH and OYSTERS and GAME
The attention of farmers who expect
o plant orchards is called to the fact
hat I have home-grown trees, war
ranted to be true to name, by a man
who you know, and at prices that will
compare with any nursery in the land.
Beef, Pork, Veal
All Kinds of Home-Made
Cash Faid for
HIDES and TALI O W
" " BF
Omaha, If oh.
Corner 12th and Howard Sts.
Under the management of B. 8ILLOWAT
It Is Omaha's newest and best-fitted hotel.
u.o V.oot slaotrlKlltrht! T?tP W2 00. 2.50
or $3.00 a day. Give It a trial and you will J
never want to go ejsewnere
Apple Trees, standard varle
ties, 3 years old .'.
Same, 2 years old..
Pears, 3 years
Cherry trees, 3 years
Concord vines, 2 years
Currants, choice kinds
each. ..100.. 1,000.
i'!l5 $12.00 195.66
.35 25.00 .. ..
.05 3.50 ..
Will take corn for part trade and
give two cents a bushel above market
Parties living too far away can send
orders. Will be carefully packed in
Tobacco and Cigars.
H. D. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS.
OFFXCE-Itoouis 1 and 2, Union lSl'k,
Plattsmouth, - - - Neb.
A. P. THOMAS & SON
Have openen a splendid new
stock of these goods in
Which the public is invited
Will be their motto. It will also be
their purpose to keep open a
First-Class Meat Market
Where everything in that line will
be kept in first-class order.
Farmers are invited to call and trade.
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