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OFFICIAL. I'AI'KR OF IAS? COl'NTY
One hundred years ago February
12th., in a hovel, in the wilderness of
Kentucky, surrounded by an almost
virgin forest, Abraham Lincoln was
born. No new star appeared in
firmament of heaven, to attract
Maybe there's more to that gro'nnd
business than we thought.
One way to lioost for your home
A. L. Tidd, Editor.
R. 0. Watters, Manager.
i BATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
Ob Taar in' Advance,
I'lattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
Lincoln On Protective Tariff.
"MY FELLOW CITIZENS, I MAY
NOT LIVE TO SEE IT BUT CIVE US
A PROTECTIVE TARIFF AND WE
WILLHAVETHE GREATEST COUN
TRY ON EARTH."
Illinois still struggles along with her
senatorial deadlock. A Charles P. Taft
is needed in the , 'Sucker" stte to clar
ify the political atmosphere.
A coon, clean, upright manof good
and sound business sense should be the
next mayor of I'lattsmouth indepen
dent of partisan politics. Business
ability and integrity should be the first
and last requisite. Such a man should
claim the support of every man, who
even claims to be a good citizen.
tnJLn iu ti iilnntifv vmiraflf with on,?
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the i movement that has for its object the ; A.
the advancement of the interests of your '
! f I II
eyes of the world to him. He was a , home town. Hustle around and
child, weak, helpless and dependent, the commercial club,
with no great and distinguished ances-1 .
tors. Not born to greatness or riches, If you claim Plattsmouth for a home
he grew up from the soil. From the for heaven's sakedon't be foreverslan-
day of his birth until he was nine years i dering her good name. If you think
of age, he had a patient and sensible
mother's care. At his mother's knee,
he learned the lessons of truth, obedi
ence, respect for the rights of others,
industry, patient self-denial, and to
pray. He was pre-eminently a mother's
boy. And years afterwards, he said,
"All that I am or hope to be I owe to
my angle mother."
He was left face to face with pioneer
life in a thinly peopled wilderness; he
must rise, if at all, by the genius of
hard work. There were no tree schools,
churches, libraries and newspapers ac
cessible to him. But somehow he
learned to read, write and figure. He
had his mother's Bible, and from dis
tant neighbors he borrowed Bunyan'B
"Pilgrim's Progress," "Aeso's Fa
bles," and Weems' "Life of Washing
ton," which constituted his school, his
library, and his university. These he
read and re-read, when not engaged in
chopping wood or splitting rails. There
is no excuse for any boy today to say
that he has no opportunity. If Lincoln
could make his way from such sur
roundings to greatness, why should not
the boys of today, if they have had a
mother's care and a mother's teaching,
be prepared for even greater things.
Lincoln early learned to hate slavery
and to love liberty. He rose from the
ranks of private citizenship to thepres
idency, at the most critical period in
the history of this country. He freed
the slaves and preserved the Union
His life is an inspiration to the youth
of our country, and a model for the cit
izen. He lived the golden ru!e-with
malice toward none and with charity
No purer or nobler character can be
found in the annals of history. No
more lasting or finer monument can be
reared to his memory than that of em
ulating his grand and glorious life. It
was Washington, who founded the re
public, and Lincoln, who preserved it.
The good never die; to them belongs
endurable immortality; they perish not
upon the earth, and they exist forever
in heaven. The good of the present
life in the future, ns the good of the
past are here with us today. The great
primeval lawgiver, entombed for more
than forty centuries in an unknown
grave in an obscure vale of Moab, is to
day legislating in all the halls of' state,
and preaching in all the churches. Soc
rates questions atheists in the streets.
The dead Leonidaa guards the gates of
every empire which wrestles for its
sovereignty; the dead Martin Luther
issues from tho press the living oracles
of God; the dead George Washington
held together through decades this
some other town is so much superior
and that you can't be happy here, why
-take your church letter and move on.
A town is always what the inhabitants
make it, and Plattsmouth has thrown
off her cloak of pessimism and purposes
taking her rightful place among the
live progressive towns of the state. ,
About four-fifths of the democratic
legislators have pie written all over
their faces. They are framing laws
for no other purpose than to benefit
democratic office-holders and democratic
nws-papers. They have given the
republican representatives to under
stand that this is the democratic year
and we are going to stick together, and
you republicans can go away back and
sit down. -Weeping Water Republican.
The Plattsmouth Commercial Club
will hold its next regular monthly meet
ing at Coates Hall, Tuesday, February
I6th, at 8 p. m. Don't let it be said
that anyone interested in the progress
of the city failed to be present and take
part in the business interests of Platts
mouth. It is immaterial whether you
ilerive any direct benefit or not. Platts
mouth is to be the best and most en
ergetic city in Nebraska for the year
1109. You can do much to make it so.
Add your energy and best thought to
it. Your assistance counts. You don't
know just how much you can do until
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT POP
ULAR. Mr. Roosevelt has been the most
popular President who has ever rilled
the office. The range of his acquaint
ance with public affairs and the unflag
ging industry and vitality that mark
him beyond almost any other man of
his generation have led him to try sim
ultaneously to lead the country in a
double-quick march to progress in every
possible direction. His public spirit
has been beyond all question, his intel
ligence and his information have been
of bewildering extent, his actual
achievements form a prodigious list,
and his energy has seemed to a great
many excellent men at Washington to
have made him a trifle impatient and
dictatorial. It takes a vast amount of
vigor for any man in public office to
exercise all the power that is theoret
ically available. It is not that Mr.
Roosevelt has been a usurper of author
ity, but that his unceasing energy has
shown the country, -for the first time
since Lincoln and the exigencies of a
colossal war,-how vast is the power beckon on the wavering battle line of
that is reposed in the handsofourChief universal liberty till the last genera
Magistrate. If Mr. Roevelt had lift- tion of mar-kind.
ed his finger for another term tho Re-
DUUUCan liartV Would have nnmipntril I
him with unanimity.ho would have been
easily re-elected, and politicians, wheth
er in Congress or out of it, would not
have wished to run the risk of fighting
him. This, in fact, furnished one of
the reasons why it was best that Mr.
DEMOCRATIC ORATORS ON LIN
COLN IN 1864.
"I cannot give you any better ar
gument why you should change this
administration than to say that if
you prefer liberty to slavery you
will change it and change it quick
ly, for if Lincoln is elected, fare
well to civil liberty." I
of Kentucky, at N. Y., Sept. 9, 18641
"By arrogating to himself pow
ers not granted by the constitution
and the laws, Mr. Lincoln has ex
ercised, or attempted to exercise,
a despotic power over the people
such as only the emperor of Austria
can exercise. He has given himJ
self over to those who declare that
the constitution is a league with
death and a covenant with hell."
Col. Gray of De
troit, Mich., Oct. 5, 1864.
"After nearly four years' exper
ience of the rule of the republican
party, the merchants and capital
ists have met together to declare
that the only certain way to restore
an honorable peace with the union
is by hurling Abraham Lincoln from
power and placing the government
in the hands of patriots and states
men." " John T. Hoffman,
address at N. Y., Oct. 31, 1S64.
"Mr. Lincoln is not satisfied with
the blood now being shed in the
southern states. For the price of
the presidency he is willing to ex
tend the era of fraternal slaugh
ter." Reverdy Johnson,
address at N. Y., Oct. 21, 1864.
"Itisof this moment the unspeak
able misfortune of the country to
be placed in the wrong by the law
less and unconstitutional measures
adopted under the administration
of an ignorant and financial presi
dent, the tool of the worst men and
the worst party that ever rose to
power in any nation."
George F. Comstock,
Our summer goods are now coming in and we
are busy marking them, getting them ready as
fast as we can. This week we wish to call your
attention to our Ginghams, as this year we are
in a position to offer to you Everett's Classics
Dress Ginghams for
8 1-2 ccnls per Yard
Seersuckers and Chambrays at 7c per yard.
Get an idea from a glance at our window.
Ready-to-wear Shirt Waists, Surfs and Wrap
pers. We have a complete line of these in stock
high quality and perfect fit.
Watch this space (or further announce
ments about our New Goods.
E. G. OOVEY Q SON
Roosevelt should retire. His influence
wai tending to become so prodigious
that his legislative programs would
have seemed more authoritative than
Presidential recommendations ought to
be. But when Mr. Roosevelt had made
it plain that he was going to retire.and
when the end of his term was so near
that there was little to fear by way of
punishment or reward, the temptation
to snarl at him was as strcng for a
certain class of men as was the temp
tation to fawn upon his successor-elect.
A good-humored and disinterested pub
lic across the length of a great land is
able to understand both processes,
that the cheap detractors who snarl at
the outgoing President, and that of the
hopeful sycophants who try to gain
favor by praising the President-elect at !
the expense of his most valuable and
closest public associate."-Review of
address at N. Y., Sept. 18, 1864.
The above quotations are only a few
brotherhood of States, and the dl.ad the many that miBht be given, and
Abraham Lincoln will peal the clarion of j illustrate very clearly how the
beleagured nations, and marshal! and ! democratic orators spoke of Abraham
Lincoln at the very tune when he was
doing the great and noble deeds that
cause the world to praise him new.
I Many democrats call themselves Lin-
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. . -mi u v nutvu I.I jmiiii biiui. evil iv I I.UI.I Ul'NIUl 1(119 I1UW, CVt.ll ft li LlTJ Ull
people are always just n little behind is wont to call himself a Lincoln demo-
tune. Had the esteemed Journal hus- crat, but it is a well known fact that
tied around with its gopher-groundhog , his father trained with that class from'
bounty bill perhaps even now some) whom we have quoted above in 1S64.
bright Cass county boy were proudly Nay, more, many of Mr. Bryan's speech-
exhibiting a tiny scalp as a token of jes about President McKinley and Pres-.
his prowess as a mighty hunter, and ident Roosevelt sound much like a dem
this last batch of Eskimo delight had ocratic speech against Abraham Lin-
been kept ut home for local consumption.
It is astonishing what interesting
reading a batch of official reports and
statistics will make when dished out by
a master hand. Bulletins from the Ne
braska Department of Labor now have
coin in 1864. If there was such a thing
as a Lincoln democrat, you would find
him in the republican pr.rt. Lincoln
was a republican, and was denounced
by democrats just the sam as every
republican president has been from
that day to this. It is the same demo
cratic party today that it was when it
tit. ... i. t T :
u..t u.. Ul denouncing Al,rahm Linco,n
ning column which Will Maupin used to
a'ritp lluilv fnr tVi.i Wnrlil.llnrulil I
- v... niriTAni c i ittcd a mcto
A Berlin society note in the Chicago
Recorti-Her.ild announce that A. E.
Wet en and wife are the guests for a
few days of W. IIohen:ol!em and fam-
sales-room in New Orleans, Lincoln,
who had conducted a freighted flatboat
down the Mississippi from Indiana, re
marked to his ciew:
If ever I get a chance to hit that
thing (slavery,) I'll hit it hard.
Who ever heard of a reformer reap
ing the reward of his labors in his life
time! Versatility is an injurious possession,
since it never can be greatness. A
versatile man, to be safe from execra
tion, should never soar.
The severest justice may not always
be the best policy.
There is no grievance that is a fit
object of redress by mob law.
I apprehend tha. in no society that
ever did exist, or ever shall be formed,
was or can the equality asserted be
practically enforced and carried out.
Labor is prior to and independent of
Labor is the superior of capital and
deserves much the higher considera
tion. The strongest bond of human sym
pathy, outside of the family relations,
should be one uniting all working peo
ple, of all nations, and tongues, and ,
Let not him who is houseless pull
down the house of another.
I do not think much of a man who is
not wiser today than he was yesterday.
All nature, the whole world, mate
rial, moral intellectual, is a mine.
The way for a young man to rise is
to improve himself every way he can,
never suspecting that anybody wishes
to hinder him.
As I understand the spirit of our in-
stitutions, it is designed to promote the
elevation of men. 1 am, therefore,
hostile to anything that tends to their
With malice toward none, with
charity for all, with firmness in the
right as God gives us to see the right,
! 1 yli r'-N.'- iJW'
Eat here to their own great sat
isfaction and profit. Our lunch
from 11:30 to 1:30 meets most
wants of the man who looks for
easily and quickly digested food
tastily prepared and at a price
not prohibitive to one of ordinary
means. Plenty of variety. Glad
to see you any cay.
DR. A. P. BARNES
For Hot Fires Get Egenber
ger's Coal !
Sure satisfaction every time you light a fire if on
top of the kindling is ebony fuel from our yards.
It's heat and light giving and slate-free when it
leaves the mines, screened and cleaned agan here
and served to you full weight and with celerity of
delivery. Order any way that suits you. Both
J. V. EGENBERCER
GREAT CLEARING SALE
now going on at our store. Below we quote many
saving prices for the buyer. Buy now and be wise
If you make a bad bargain, hug it all
the tighter. (February, 1812.)
Do you suppose that I should ever j let us strive to finish the work we arc
have got into notice if I hnd waited to in, to bind up the the nation's wounds;
be hunted up and rushed forward bv ', to care for him who shall have borne
Thosu democrats over ut Lincoln older, men. j the battle, and for his widow and his
seem to btk very sensitive about the Suspicion and jealousy never did help j orphan-to do all which may achieve
Radiant home, former price $45 now oo
Sapphire Hird Coal Stove.formey price $42.50, now.... 30 00
German heater, soft or hard coal, former price $19.00. . .Jl'j 50
Splendid Oak, nicely trimmed, former price $14.50 j 50
Gem Star Light Wood Stove former price $15.00 10 25
Round Oak, former price $1!.(I0, now 13 50
suggest on that the republican minority any man in any situation.
is dictating legislation. On coming out of a slave auction
and cherish a just ami lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations.
H. L. ASEMISSEN & SON
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