Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, March 26, 1896, Image 4
The Weekly Journal C W. SHERMAN, Editor. ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. SUBSCRIPTION. One year, in advance, .... Six months, in advance, . . . Three months, in advance, . . $1.00 .50 ADVERTISING Rates made known on application. THURSDAY, MARCH 2C,.lS9fi. 1IKMOCKATIC STATE CONVENTION. A delegate convention of the demo crats of the state of Nebraska is here by called to meet in Lincoln on Wed nesday, April 2-', lSlJO, at 2 p. in., for the purpose of selecting sixteen dele gates to the national demociatic con vention, which will meet in Chicago on the 7th day of July, 1S9G, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before it. We invite all democratic citizens of the state, without respect to past po litical associations or differences, to uuite in sending delegates to this con vention. The basis of representation is one delegate for each 100 votes, or major fraction thereof, cast for Hon. W. J. Rryan for United States senator At the general election of 1S94, each county, however, have at least one delegate. ( Here follows the list of the counties with theis number of delegates. On this basis Cass county is entitled to twenty-one delegates, and the whole number of delegates to the convention is S13). By order of the democratic state central committee. C. J. Smyth, Chairman. Lee Heudmax, Secretary. This town has had enough of Xew ell, the weak-kneed, in the oQIce of mayor. Let us have a man of vigor and courage once. MARcn has thus far dealt kindly with the people of Nebraska. Four snow storms have covered and the snow has melted and most of it has gone into the earth thus putting the soil into splendid condition for the reception of seed for the comiDg crops. The supreme court has decided that witnesses before the inter-state com merce commission cannot avoid an swering questions by asserting that to do so would or might incriminate them. This decision gives new life to the commission and makes of it a valid force. Ex-Senator Maxderwn is a bi metallism but only on such condition as make it impossible of attainment. He is frightened to death at the spectre of a silver basis, and imagines that that would be the end of all things. If hard times continue, however, there are hosts of people in this country who will soon conclude that they would pre fer a silver basis to a gold basis by far, if they must have one or the other. Men like Manderson make one tired. Our juraping-jack mayor, who favors McKinley in Weeping Water one day, is red hot for Manderson next day in Plattsmoutb, and then when the McKinley club meets eats humble pie again for McKinley, all because he wants to be re-elected mayor, or be cause he don't know his own mind, it must be conceded, is in a bad fix. He seems to have lost much of his self respect, and is willing to be anything or nothing for the sake of a little office in which he cuts a sorry figure. The University of Chicago Weekly, one of the finest college papers in America, pays the highest compliment possible to Hon W. J. Rryan in its last week's edition, in recounting the par ticulars of the recent college debate between students of Illinois and the Chicago universities, at which Mr. Rryan presided. A handsome full page picture of Mr. Bryan adorns the frontispiece, and many compliments are paid him besides making liberal quotations from his two addresses on "Bimetallism" and the "Tariff." It was a compliment which Nebraskans can appreciate. The esteemed News tries to make a point in favor of McKinleyism by as suming that the Wilson bill has oper ated to encourage the baying exces sively of goods abroad. Not so fast, neighbor. Look up the figures of im ports and you will find that they have decreased since the Wilson bill was passed. In 1892, under the full opera tion of the McKinley act, the imports of merchandise to the United States from abroad were, 827,000,000 in round numbers; In 1803, they were over SSGG, 000,000, while In 1803 they were more than $100,000,000 less than in either of those years. So the contention of the high tariffites is not born out by the facts. ' THE Fill MARIES. The democratic voters were out in force to the primaries Thursday and showed their good sense by putting up strong nominees in the several wards for councilmen. In the first ward Mike Mauzy, one of the best men in ! the ward, was put up. lie ha?, been a resident of the ward for nearly twenty years, is an intelligent, level-headed mechanic who has risen to the fore manship of the R. & M. blacksmith shop force, and ha3 a mind and judg ment of his own. He is like the Irish man's fighting cock "all h can't trip him up" at the coming election. The second ward democrats did equally well in their selection. If either of the others who were talked of had been nominated somebody else would have been dissatisfied, but all . iirree that in George lleisel they have j a candidate against whom nobody can I say a word. He is a quiet, modest. i hard-working young man of business. and is known, like his father, Conrad IIeiseI,for his sterling honesty and good common sense. lie was nomi nated by aeclauia;ion as the right man for the place, lie was born, reared aud educated in this city and all his interests are here. The democrats of the third ward were out in large numbers to their pri nlary, which was no cut and dried af r'air,taud they did well to place on their ticket a young, energetic man iu the person of Dr. Ed. Cummins, who w.is nominated after a brisk contest over Johnny Whalen. Whoever the republicans may nominate they will find that Mr. Cummins is "no dead head in the enterprise." If elected he will be an honest, clear-headed, zealous tighter for the city's interests. The fourth and fifth wards have re nominated their present , representa tives in the council, Messrs. ,lohn Sat tler and William Slater both of whom by faithful service well deserved the distinction. The general impression this morning is that these nominations will sweep the several wards, but democrats must remember that the battle is not always to the strong, and they must go to work to insure a victory. It is bad policy to set tip a cheer before one gets out of the woods. The consciousness of having a splendid ticket should give nerve and strength to the democratic arm, so that its election will be the certain result at the end of the fight. John' A. Gutscde who was nom inated for mayor by the democrats Saturday evening is tjpical democratic citizen. lie believes in the rule of the masses, and that public affairs should be conducted in their interest and in the most economic manner possible. His record as a member of the council shows that on every question he has acted in the interest of the city, sub ordinating private interests to that of the public. Unlike his opponent, Mr. Gutsche is always out-spoken and the public knows just where to find him on every question. All citizens who have the city's interests at heart can support him with a full confidence that their affairs will be managed with an eye single to their best welfare. He is a man of character who at all times acts up to his best impulses and never wavers in his allegiance to what he be lieves to be right. As mayor of the city the public will know that there is a strong man at the helm of affairs, whose sole aim will be to promote the public's welfare and protect the city's treasury, without fear or favor. His administration, in comparison with the dribbling, equivocating weakness of his predecessor will stand out in strong contrast and will make all the people proud not only of their mayor but of the city in which they live. He will be elected hands down. It is a matter of common knowledge that, as president of the council, Mayor Newell has equivocated and lacked the nerve to do anything which he could get along without, on any question requiring firmness and the executive quality. If he has any con victions he lacks the courage to enforce them. It was this same lack of firm ness that led him into his unfortunate predicament on the Manderson-Mc-Kinley matter. There is not a public question on which positive action was required, in the interest of the city, that he has acted with any firmness or decision. In other words, he has no back-bone. Such a mayor is a positive injury to the city. Through his shilly shally action the city is at the mercy of every grasping combination. He must be beaten. - - - It is noticed that since the News pointed out the fact that Mayor New ell had been a McKinley man at Weep ing Water and a Manderson man in riattsmouth, Mr. Newell's personal organ has closed its mouth like an oys ter. It hasn't a word to say on the subject, although, it started out by viciously denouncing TnE Journal and denying the truth of its statement. SELLING COTTON TIES IN UOMDAY. The Wilson bill is daily vindicating itself by letting down the bars so that our American manufacturers are get ting into foreign markets with their goods. Under tha McKinley act cot ton ties were taxed at 102 percent, and only such quantities were made as would supply the American market. By the Wilson bill cotton ties were placed on the free list. Instead of the American market being Hooded with foreign-made iron ties, there has been a growing demand for this product from all parts of the world. The Cleveland World of March IS, inst., of which Robert Porter, the very high priest of protection, and late superin tendent of the census, is editor, con tains the following item, which tells of the wonders accomplished in this line: "MAKE IN TFIE UNITED STATES'' AX IMMENSE OK- iEit roil inoN i'.eing siiiprEn fkom toungh TOWN TO BOMBAY. Yocnutown, Ohio, March 17. The Union Iron and Steel Company is running on one of the largest orders of finUhetl iron ever shipped from this valley. Theorderis from Bombay, India, and bhipments have already been begun. An immense amount of co tHitie have already teen shipped, but this will form but a small part of the order Every imrkaue sent outwlllbe marked, "Jlado in the l uited States " Here it is shown that American manufacturers are supplying the world with cotton ties, an article that is at solutely on the free list. Could any thing be more conclusive V Custom Duties re taxes on the import of commod ities and have to be paid by the con sumer of the commodities. The for eign producer will not sell them at less than they cost and the importing mer chant will not bring them in unless he obtains this cost, his own fair profit and the import duty over and above the cost and his profit. An import duty is a tax that the consumer may pay heavily or lightly as they choose, but if the commodity be one of domes tic as well as foreign supply, the effect of the customs duties is to raise the price of the domestic supply in some proportion to the duty. If the commodity is a necessity to him, he has no choice; he has to pay the price knowing that it goes to no public purpose, but only into the pock ets of his own private neighbor. If the home manufacturer would be satisfied with a fair profit, and give to the lab orer the amount that the duty en hances the price of his product, then it would be beneficial to the laboring class to that extent; but past exper ience has proven to us that it is not the rule to do so. Look back a few ears and see manufacturers importing slaves to take the place of our own men, so that they could increase their own gains under the guise of protec tion. II. R. A Hid For Votes. How's this for a corrupt bid for votes? It is copied from the Tribune of last evening: "Dave Miller says that, 'all those who vote for him as police judge can rely upon his memory.' He stands in with the city jailor and can throw in a wisp of straw to any of his friends who get cinched." If Dave is really authority for that be is a worse man than we took him for. Mn. Strode and other Nebraska congressmen are making an effort to procure a pension of $100 a month for Gen. John M. Thayer, who is described as in needy circumstances. If Gen. Thayer had been less a partizan and more a patriot, if he had stood up for honesty and not for public plunder at all times while in power, he might have the active sympathy and sup port of every man in Nebraska in his present effort; but the people cannot forget how he has perverted justice, robbed them of their rights, aided jobbery and done all manner of things an honest man and patriot would not do, and he will get little positive aid now when it is conceded that he is down at the heel and needs help. Toe Omaha Bee publishes a letter from some one at Lincoln, signed "J. C. G.," which attacks the fairness of the bicycle prize contest now going on in the Lincoln Journal, and says it was a put up job from the start that Miss Mutton withdrew' because Ed. Bignell disclosed the fact that he had in reserve the money for 8,000 votes, which were to be cast on the last day of the contest for the Bignell favorite, and it was settled before hand who should win. The letter bears the im press of truth. . Is nis honor. Mayor Newell, in the conspiracy that has been batched to rob 'Ratio Dovey of the honor of being a delegate to the national republican convention?. Let him speak out, and uot trv to ride two horses at once. We learn that some of his friends are in the deal ; is he ? Farmers desiring brick-laying, plas tering or stone masonry can have such work done by applying to Wm. Mostin of riattsmoutb, who can be addressed through TnE Journal. Democratic County Convention. The members of the democratic cen tral committee for Cass county, are hereby called to meet at the city hall in Riattsmouth at 1:30 o'clock on Sat urday, March 2S, 189G, to make ar rangements for calling a county con vention to select delegates to the state and congressional conventions, and other business. II D. Tiiavis, Chairman Dem. Central Committee. Call for CougreNtftoual Convention. The democratic convention for the First district of Nebraska is hereby called to meet at Lincoln, Nebraska,on the22d day of April, 189G, at eleven o'clock a. m., for the purpose of -nominating two delegates to the dem ocratic national convention to be held in Chicago on the 7th day-of July, said nominations to be ratified by Un democratic state convention to beheld in Lincoln on the 22d day of April, 1S90, at two o'clock p. m. The basis of representation shall be one del egate for every 100 votes, or ruajYr fraction there f, cast . for Hon. W. J. Rryan for United States senator m 1393. The several counties shall be en titled to representation as follows: Cass 21 Johnson 13 Lancaster 40 Nemaha 10 Otoe 20 Pawnee 8 Richardson 20 Total 138 Justice (?) at Council Itlufla. The following from the Council Bluffs department of the Omaha Bee g ves a fair idea of the manner in which justice is meted outiu that city: William Blackburn and Carrie Wright were arraigned before Justice Vien yesterday to plead to the charge of adultry. By agreement thecase against Blackburn was continued for six months. The defendant was released on his own recocnizance. The Wright woman waived preliminary hearing and was sent to jail in default of $200 bonds to await the action of the grand jury." Tukeu to the 'I'eu.' Sheriff Holloway departed for Lin coln last Friday with George Finley and George Dean, the two young men who were sentenced by Judge Ram sey to one year's imprisonment in the state penitentiary, for burglary. May lie An Old "Hirrt." Sheriff Holloway returned last Fri day from Lincoln, having taken Finley and Dean to the penitentiary. lie re ports that when the prisoners were told to "fall in," Finley promptly as sumed the correct position, without any instructions, and executed the "lock-step" like an old-timer. Sheriff Holloway says that it takes experi ence to go throuzh this performance, and it is believed now that Finley has served at least one teim in some peni tentiary. For Sale Cheap. Five acres of land inside of the city limits. Owner is desirous of remov ing, on accout of ill health. Apply to Chas. Grimes, agent. A Prominent Wholesale tirocer of Omaha Neb., Writes: To the afflicted: Several years ago I discovered a slight falling and bleedingof the lower bowel which increased and became very distressing. I made inquiry as tothe nature of the disease and learned that I bad a somewhat aggravated case of Hemorrhoids or Files. Was told of several remedies and used them as di rected, obtaining thereby some tem porary relief. Not being satisfied with such slig'ht relief I cast about for a per manent cure; when a friend directed the use of the .famous Magnet Pile Killer. I used it. Immediate relief from pain followed, and soon a com plete cure was affected. Very respectfully, Oscar Allen. For sale by Gering & Co. It would only cost you $1.00 to send the Weekly Journal to a friend in the east for a whole year. Everything New. Groceries, Canned Goods, Dried Fruit, Tobacco and Cigars. A. P. THOMAS & SON Have openeua splendid new stock of these goods in FITZGERALD BLOCK Which the public is invited to purchase. QUICK SALES, ... SMALL PROFITS 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. It ' Ladies' Fine .v-, these Shoes are clean, fresh goods, just from the wholesale house. They generally retail from $3.50 to $5.50 (ft O ff and ALL will go at the ridiculous price of Vilfc- 1 V V This is no humbug.. We mean business, and all we ask is for you to call and in spect these goods, which are on display. Why not avail yourself of this golden opportunity to get FIRST CLASS SHOES at SHODDY PRICES ? Rob't Sherwood, j PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. The Plattsmouth Mills With the best Machinery made, manufacture THE BEST BRANDS OF WHEAT, GRAHAM, F7 1 - . RYE, BUCKWHEAT F IUU1 EVERY SACK A. Trade Especially Solicited- Runs Night and Day to Supply Demand. C. HEISEL, Prop., Washington Avenue, Plattsmouth, Neb. Buy Your :OFi5 F. S. WHITE, Every purchase is a guarantee that best and most goods August Gorder, Successor to Fred Gorder fc Son : : : DEALER IN : : : ....Is pleased to call special attention to his line of.... No. 1 Hand-Made Harness, Made of Old-Fashioned, Oak-Tanned Leather, which he is able to warrant as first-class in every particular. Also has a fine line of Covered CARRIAGES and BUGGIES. He has also added to his stock a first-class make of BICYCLES, with all the mod ern improvements. Harness Repairing So. 309 JLiin-t., ..SPECIAL SALE.. OF Comprising the best makes in . .the United States.....' GUARANTEED. Shoes Pairs, Groceries, Drj Goods, Notions iGorieral Mdse., The Old Reliable Pioneer Merchant 8 I o made at his store 2 you obtained the for the least money, f at Lowest Prices Piatt siuutik, Neb.