The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, August 16, 1911, Image 4

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Columbus Tribune -Journal
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Columbus, Nebraska.
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One Man's Record.
In 1908, a Nebraska man was a democratic candid
ate for the democratic nomination for theypresidency.
A Columbus man was one of the two or three to originate
the organization known as the "Bryan Volunteers."
After the national and state conventions had been held,
this Columbus man whose ability as a mixer of political
medicine was well recognized was jarred loose from the
Volunteer movement and placed in charge of the campaign
of the democratic nominee for governor and won the
election for him by a majority almost twice as large as
that of the democratic nominee for president, notwith
standing the fact that the latter was a Nebraska man.
In 1910, this same man was placedin direct personal
charge of the campaign the democratic candidate for
the United States senate, and although the remainder of
the repupblican ticket was elected by margins ranging
from a nominal majority to one of fifteen thousand, his
candidate won by almost twenty thousand majority.
For twelve years this same man has held the office
of clerk of the district court in Plate county. Last Tue
sday he was renominated for the same position. He is
the nominee of the democratic party. At the primary
election many republicans wrote his name on their bal
lots, notwithstanding the fact that if the returns should
show his nomination, and he should desire to file an ac
ceptance, he must necessarily perjure himself to do it.
But why should any republican write his name on
the republican ticket? What has he done for the repub
lican party to merit such reward? He has earned the
reputation of winning any election that he concentrates
his energy upon. His friends have openly boasted that
it was his influence that elected Shall enberger. His
friends have openly boasted that it was his influence
that elected Hitchcock. Yet both these elections were
ceitainly in direct opposition to the candidates and plat
forms of the republican party at the time.
The Same Old Crew.
As far as possible, the same old bunch are again
in the running for the county offices on the democratic
ticket the only exception being that Otto Heuer has
been nominated for county treasurer, because the state
law forbade the renomination of the present treasurer.
For the other offices, it is the same old story Lachnit,
for sheriff, Graf for clerk., Ratterman for judge, Gruen
ther for clerk of the district court, Lecron for superin
tendent, and Gass for coroner. Lachnit and Gass are one
term men, Lecron has been in office four years, Graf eight
Ratterman ten and Gruenther twelve years.
As far the nominee for treasurer is concerned, Mr.
Heuer has been in the court house in various clerical po
sitions for many years, and is, in fact, a machine-built
man from the feet up. He has received favors from the
machine at various times, having been in service almost
contiuously during these years at its instance.
The present county clerk,, John Graf, was a deputy
in one of the county offices prior to his election in 1903,
and he has been kept continuously in the office since that
time, thanks to the efficiency of the handful of men who
make and unmake county officials in Platte county.
County Judge Ratterman came to his position in
1901, through the overthrow of Judge Robinson, who had
served four years, but was shelved because he insisted on
the prerogative of using his own mind, instead of ac
cepting dictations from certain individuals. No refer
ence is necessary to Judge Ratterman's official record.
The "Board of Control" even allowed Judge Hensley's
good standng in the bunch to lapse for the time being.
As to the county superintendent, Mr. Lecron has
served two terms, which is the customary time in ordin
ary cases. But all such precendents have been thrown to
the winds here in Platte county, where the rule has been
to "hang on as long as you can" and the bunch hangs
with you.
Many good republicans are reported to have voted
the democratic ticket in order to help pull some friend's
hptniits out of the fire at the recent primary. Some of
them put up the argumnt that it was probable that the
democratic nominee, whoever he might be, would be ele
cted, and that was their only manner of having a say in
the county political affairs. This was not withuot reason.
But would you, kind friend, ever consider it a favor' to
be asked to perjure yourself for the sake of one who
works night and day to defeat the very things for which
you and yoar organization stand? If you are a democrat,
and vote a republican ballot, at the primary, you told a
falsehood when you declared you were a republican. If
the judges of election did their duty and placed you on
your oath, and you still persisted in voting the ballot of
a party, the majority of whose candidates you did not
intend to support at the election, then you are guilty of
perjury, which means that you are entitled to a term by
in the penitentiary.
The Vato.
Within a space of ten days the subject of the veto
has leaped the Atlantic. Should the British house of lords
forfeit their veto power? Shall the American president
exercise his great power? The lords were shorn. Now
with President Taft preparing for a wholesale decapitatin
of tariff and statehood bills, citizens are already writing
the newspapers their views of the American despotism
that permits vetoes of representative legislatioon such as
Great Britain has now abolished.
There is no comparison between the -veto power of
the house of lords, or even the veto power formerly held
by the British king, and the veto power ot an American
president,. The house of lords and the king hold office
by birth. The people have no way to enforce a disagree
ment with vetoes save by revolution. The American
president on the other hand, received his powers from
the electorate, and if he desires relection must submit
his acts to a popular judgment. President Taft risks his
political life on public approval next)year of the vetoes he
nis about to write. The voters will have opportunity to
replace him with a president more to their liking if
these vetoes meet their disapproval.
In effect then, the president has only the suspensory
veto hereafter to be retained by the house of lords. He
can suspend legislation to the end of his term supposing
two-thirds of each house of congress does not agree to
override his veto. This power of a two-thirds majority
to overrule a veto is a second limitation on the veto pow
er of the president which did not apply to the lords.
A president takes heavy responsibility in vetoing an
act of congress. His veto equals the vote of sixty-five
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representatives and sixteen senators that is the difference congress. This was manifested conspicuously in Presi
between the majority required to pass a measure in the
first place and the two-thirds required to pass it over a
veto. Presidents have recognized this fact and have as
a rule been sparing of their vetoes. Until Andrew Jack
son vetoed the bill for the recharter of the United States
bank there had been no great veto. Tyler's veto of a
similar bill, Johnson's vetoes of the reconstruction and
tenure of office bills and Grant's vetoes of the currency
inflation bill include most of the notable vetoes unless we
mention the 301 vetoes of private pension bills during
President Cleveland's first term. We believe that his
tory has vindicated more than a majority of these vetoes.
For it can easily happen that a president gets a
clearer idea of a country's needs and demand than does
dent Roosevelt's term, when he set himself as positively
against congress in matters of progressive legisation as
President Taft now proposes to set himself negatively.
The country loudly approved that presidential self-cnofid-ence.
Congress is an aggregation of local interests, and
its measures are quite as likely to represent to a com
bination of interests as a broad view of national needs.
A president, dependent upon general opinion, is less press
ed by special interests. Through lack of vision he may
make egregious errors. President Taft may prove to
have done this in his contemplated vetoes. Of that
let him be the judge and take the consequences. But
to hold that his vetoes write him a despot and this a de
spotic country is to ignore the facts. State Journal.
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IN TIMES GONE BY
Interesting Happenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paper.
Forty Years Ago
A party of surveyors were said to
be surveying a line for a branch of the
B & M. to run from Crete to Colum
bus. Quite a sensation was sprung in
Butler county, when a report became
current that a preacher named Doag
had fed his wife poison in some bis
cuits, as a result of which she died.
HI3 IDEA "TIED
Twenty Years Ago.
Charles Watts and Miss Florence
Kerr, both of Monroe, were married.
They still live at Monroe.
A. Ewing, of Central City, and J.
A. Grimison, of Schuyler, received the
populist nominations for judges of the
district court.
Ten Years Ago.
John H. Hellbusch died at his home
in Grand Prairie township.
Mrs. B. P,. Duffy died at her home
in Columbus.
J. T. Cox had just returned from an
extended visit to Europe.
Five Years Ago.
Leroy Farnsworth and Miss Rose
Hagemann were married.
Samuel Rector, son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. O. Rector, and well known in
Columbus and the surrounding county,
was drowned while swimming in the
Loup river.
A genuine small-pox scare- was
started among the Japanese people at
Oconee. Investigation proved that
there was no cause for alarm.
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She (who has Just returned from
the seaside hotel It was so very
quiet. The only thing one could hear
was the moaning of tho tide.
He Hi'tv many dogs did the land
lord have?
Dreams and Facts.
We never Lave a fantasy so subtle
and ethereal but that talent merely,
with more resolution and faithful per
sistency, after a thousand failures,
might fix and engrave it in distinct
and enduring words, and we should
see that our dreams are the sollasst
fact that we know. Thoreau.
For Sale 120 acre improved farm,
six miles from Celumbus. $65 per
acre. George Masters, Fullerton,
Nebraska.
Many a Suffering Woman
Drags herself through her daily
tasks, suffering from backaches, head
ache, nervousness, loss of appetite and
poor sleep, not knowing that her ills
are due to kidney and bladder trou
bles. Foley's Kidney Pills give quick
releaf from pain and misery and a
prompt return to health and strength.
No woman who so suffers can afford to
overlook Foley Kidney Pills. For
sale by all druggists.
Methodist Church Notes.
These are hot days, but come in
early and enjoy our Sunday school at
10 a. m. Morning sermon topic for
everybody, "Faint not in Life's Bat-
te." Epworth League at 7. Lead
er. Grace Tavlor. Evening theme
for sermon, ' The Unchanging Christ. ' '
Chas. W. Ray, Pastor. x
Msr'jte Mountains.
Mountains of pure marble have beem
discovered in German South Africa,
the like of which aro unknown in the)
world.
Wifely Devotion.
"A man must have so much on his
dad," is the belief by wnich a wire
often supports a cheerful face under
rough answers and unfeeling words.
George Elliot.
Every Household in Columbus Should
Know How to Resist it.
The back aches because the kidneys
are blockaded.
Help the kidneys with their work.
The back will ache no more.
Lots of proof that Doan's Kidney
Pills do this.
"" It's the best proof because it comes
from Columbus.
Mrs. A. J. Wilson, 604 E. Four
teenth St., Columbus, Nebraska.,
says: "Doan's Kidney Pills have been
used in our home and we have been
convinced that they are a beneficial
kidney medicine. The party who took
Doan's Kdney Pills often complained
of pain in the back and had other dif
ficulties which plainly showed that the
kidneys were at fault. His condition
steadily grew worse and no relief was
found until Doan's Kidney Pills were
used. They went directly to the seat
of the trouble and so thoroughly dis
posed of it that there has been no re
turn attack."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mil burn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
States.
Remember the name Doans and
take no other.
If sticks were what the rose is
And rubbish were the leaf.
I need not ask your pardon
For showing you my garden:
'Twould be what each one knows la
Of flower beds the chief
If sticks were what the rose la
And rubbish were the leaf.
If weeds were what green hedge la
And plantain were but grass.
My lawn would be a fair one
And not a skimped and bare one
With bald spots where the edge is.
I would not say "Alas!"
If weeds were what green hedge la
And plantains were but grass.
If burdock were but clover
And sand were candytuft
The bees la gladness coming
Would till the air with humming
Instead of darting over
As though In tempers huffed.
If burdock were but clover
And sand were candytuft.
Were parsley morning glories
And pigweed hollyhocks.
Then nodding, fragrant flowers
Would sway through sun and showers
Like honey-laden dories
Tied up to fairy docks
Were parsley morning glories
And pigweed hollyhocks.
Were dandelions panaies
And thistle mignonette.
Then would my little tardea
Be aa the Vale of Arilen
Filled with all scented .fancies
In blossom-beauty set
Were dandelions pansles
And thistles mignonette.
If plalntaln wero but blue grass
And sand were only turf.
Each morn my clicking mower
Would only serve to lower
The velvet of the new grass;
I'd be a singing serf
If plalntaln were but blue
And sand were only turf.
TOO BAD
CAUSE TO BE PROUD
More people, men and women, are
suffering with kidney and bladder
trouble than ever before, and each
and each year more of them turn for
quick relief and permanent benefit to
Foley's Kidney Remedy, which has
proven itself to be one of the most
effective remedies far kidney and blad
der ailments, that medical science hasl
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Remembered Them.
"And sir," thundered the investigat
ing attorney, shaking his lean fore-,
linger in the face of the high official
of the insurance company which hap
pened to be in line for investigation
that week, "and, sir, I ask you to state
to this committee in what way, if in
any way, you have remembered the
policy holder during these years? Tell
the committee how, and to what ex
tent, if at all. you have shown that
you realized that the money of the
policy holder was in your trust and to
bo administered for his benefit?"
Is that a hypothetical question?"
asked the official.
"No, sir. Answer It plainly and as
briefly as possible."
"Well, we have remembered the pol
icy holders."
"Tou have?"
"Yes .sir. There Isn't one of them
that hasn't received a nice new calen
dar the first of every year and as
many blotters as he wanted between
time.
A Remarkable Man.
"Who is that distinguished looking
Individual whoa everybody seems to
regard with so much awe?" asked the
stranger.
"Who? That man with the Prince
Albert coat and the high hat?"
"Yes."
"That's the most remarkable orator
ever known. He has made Fourth of
July orations for the years and never
once has he said that this is a gov
ernment of the people, by the people
an far the people."
Prof. E. Z. Marck Yes, yon have
kaneoed me! Me. a college professor!
Yon ought to be ashamed for' doing
seen athiag.
Monte Karlow No, sir. I shouM
rather feel proud of saving done a
very wise thing!
Mrs. Hasem (who has" visions) I
do believe the world Is coming to aa
end this week.
Mr Hasem Why didn't you tell
me that sooner. I paid tbe grocer's
bill this morning.
His Meditations.
The man of the house sits for soma
time is. dee thought.
"What are you thinking of, papa?"
aaks his daughter?. "Trying; to thin
of what yon are going; to gst us for
Chrlstmasr
"No," responds the father. "I was
doing say best to forget how much last
Christmas cost me, but Tmx afraid the
recollection la going: to lap over into
this one and cost some sort of a damn
er en the festivities for me,"
A ROUGH WAY
Learning and Forgetting.
One sad defect about human beings
Is that while we are learning one vain
able thing we are forgetting some oth
er that may be more valuable, for the)
m only ao big. "On the Tip ef
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A reach ef Ethles.
"That fellow Dopea down on the
next corner in a scoundrel." declares
the druggist.
"Whafa wrong; with hrmr asks ths
atan who has nought a twe cent stamp.
Tve just learned that he la sell
Ins as imitation of ay substitute fos
Dr. aaullleea'a Patent Couch Medl
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Pete 1 hear dal San "s w.'o done
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pin an frowed all do kiad:a- wood at
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Hay Fever, Asthma and Summer Cold
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mer months with hay fever and find
that by using Foley's Honey and Tar
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others who suffer similarly will be
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