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The Plattsmouth Journal
I'LT.USIIKO WKKKLY AT
I:. A. 1ATKS, I'uitMsiiKi:.
Kntcreil at the postotlltte at I'lattsmoiith. Ne
braska, as sci-ondolass matter.
Plattsmouth has plenty of room
for boosters, hut no use for knockers.
Ovkk in Sarpy county the demo
crats elected everything but treas
cr and the vote on county supcrin
tendent was declared a tie lv the
Ki.iiction roosters this year have
been very conspicuous by their ab
sence. The voters cut and slashed
so promiscuous! - that neither side
could crow very much over the re
sult. Consequently most of the
roosters were "cooped."
1SKATKICK M-n: We see ly an
exchange that the Burlington is go
ing to put block signals on their
line between Pacific Junction and
Lincoln. All roads running int
this city have leeii operated by block
signals for some time. The trains
are generally blocked from 30 min
utes to three hours behind the
Tin-: North Platte Tribune says
that "the railroad companies refuse
to pay their taxes in full on account
of what they term exorbitant assess
ment, while the man who earns $12
or SI 5 a week pays promptly with
out questioning the legality of the
assessment. And it is just such
instances as this that has created
the widespread belief that the rail
roads should be to a certain extent,
at least, under the control of the
Tin: editor of the I lowells ( Neb. )
Journal is a man after our own
heart when he writes the following:
"This editor was glad to see Hearst
defeated in New York on Tuesday
and only regrets that the majority
of George 1. McClellan was not
larger. There is nothing to gain
and much to lose by the elevation
of such men as Hearst to office.
They put in too much time preach
ing the doctrine of discontent and
too little that of thrift, economy
and contentment, which latter go
hand in hand."
Tin-: Nebraska City News is time
ly in the following remarks: "The
republicans make a business of pol
itics and are always for a contest.
In the late campaign they had or
ganization and money, while the
democrats had neither. The chair
man of the republican state commit
tee is now preparing for the election
next fall. He has requested the
central committeemen to send him
the names of all the republican office
holders in the state, so he will have
n large army of heliers to start with.
Tiie democrats ought to follow suit.
What we need is organization. "
Onk item of stealage by the Phil
adelphia republican "gang" foots
lip $6,330,000. And this is merely
a small part of what has been stol
en. It is sufficient, however, to
show the success attending repub
lican efforts to "clean out" a city.
Tiikkk will now be a scramble
forjudge Letton's place as com
missioner. He will be one of the
supreme court judges in January,
necessitating the appointment to
fd 1 the vacancy. Plattsmouth at
torneys should get a move on them
selves. A Kkntuckv weather guesser
says the coming winter will be the
most severe that central Kentucky
has known in 70 years. He claims
that there will be thirty-five snows
extending from the present month
'till April. He must be in the
With the overthrow of bosses in
New Jersey, corrupt monopoly may
be viewed as trembling clear down
to the roots.
Mark Hanna once telegraphed
"God rules and the republican par
ty still lives." God rules yet, but
the indications from Ohio, his oh
home state, denotes that the repub
lican party does not rule so much as
it did before he "passed in his
RrssKU. Sa(;ic has been beaten
out of $21,000 by a man whom he
trusted. It is stated that the phy
sicians pulled him through the first
shock and that unless he suffers a
relapse or mislays a postage stamp
before he fully recovers, no serious
results may be expected.
According to republican news
papers the democratic victory in
Ohio does not mean a reversal of
political sentiment in the Buckeye
state, but when Missouri went re
publican last fall, it meant ever--
thing favorable for republicanism.
Evidently it makes a great deal of
difference with them whose ox gets
Thic Texas gentleman, who has
already nominated Mr. Roosevelt
for president in 190S, may have
noticed that the present occupant
of the White House spends a half
hour every day telling visitors that
nothing on earth would induce him
to make another campaign for the
Tin: attorney for Mrs. Lillie, who
was refused a re-hearing in the su
preme court, and who has also been
refused another motion for permis
sion to file a second motion for re
hearing, is said to le making other
efforts on behalf of his client. It is
said he is preparing to take the case
to the United States court if possi
ble. Mrs. Lillie was sentenced for
life for the murder of her husband.
The supreme court affirmed the
judgment of the lower court and
has twice refused to grant a rehear
ing of the case. Mrs. Lillie is em
ployed at the penitentiary making
and mending convicts' garments.
Advicks received at the office of
State Superintendent McIJrieu show
that there are at least six more wo
men county superintendents in the
state than there were before the re
cent election. The returns show
that they have been chosen in a
number of the larger counties where
men were supposed to have exclu
sive sway. Anna Day. who was
re-elected superintendent of Gage
county, has the distinction of being
the only comity official in a county
with 30,000 or more inhabitants.
This feminine invasion has been
carried into Holt, Hall, Burt and
Nance counties, and two years
hence it is liable to be carried into
many other comities of Nebraska.
Tins tribute to the virtue of the
newspaper profession is paid by The
Mirror, a paper printed by the con
victs of the Missouri penitentiary:
'Of preachers, we have had enough
to furnish subsistence to an African
chief for a year: of doctors, enough
to depopulate a state: and lawyers
enough to establish a good sized
colony in hades. But of editors,
Onk reason expressed by the Ne
braska City papers why Judge Jes-
sen did not accept the tendered ap
pointment to the bench in Arizona,
was because he was learning to
play golf and did not want to be
interrupted in the scholarship. No
matter as to whether this is true or
not, Judge Jessen loves his friends,
ane he wants to live among them
In this he shows excellent judg
Si'KAKiN'G of machine politics,
and the rebuke by people of machine
methods, Richardson county is a
striking example. The Reavis fac
tion took advantage of the oppor
tunity, and having the county con
vention violated pledges, disregard
ed good faith, and simply tried to
rub it in on their faction of the re
publican party as hard as possible.
The result was the total defeat of
the machine-made candidates in
Richardson county, and a demo
cratic victory such as the party in
that county has not enjoyed for
I;okakkr sees in the election re
turns in Ohio, the defeat of boss
ism. Mr. Foraker is something of
a boss himself, but has been out of
business for a little while. He says
that the cause of the republican de
feat was the fact that the people
have not been properly represented
in the conventions. Wherever you
see a revolution in politics, you can
trace the cause directly to abuse on
the part of the party machine.
Tiiij returns from the recent el
ection in the state at large, must
surely show that the democrats were
very poorly organized. Why, no
one aims to know. We have a
state committee, and if that com
mittee had over one meeting, we
would like to be informed of the
fact. The democrats of Nebraska
cannot expect only defeat without
organization. This winter funds
should be raised to effect an organ
ization in every county in the state.
Let subscription papers be started.
If 3'ou don't feel able to donate
$5 or $10, give $1, 50 or 25 cents.
The committee can thus be aided
in effecting an organization. We
should be in line for the campaign
one year hence, and the only way
to do it is to organize. One of the
hottest campaigns in Nebraska will
be fought next fall.
Tin-: life insurance presidents will
please sit up and look pleasant.
It is suggested that onions will
cure pneumonia. But what will
Lktton's majority over Hastings
for supreme judge will reach 20,000,
and he didn't throw away his rail
road passes, either.
Tin-: returns from the state at
large show that there was more in
dependent voting on county officers
than for several years.
Tin-: election of W. K. Rosen
crans insures a "new deal" in the
county clerk's office, and at the
same time a "quart deal" with ev
erybody. Tin-: Lincoln Journal says "it has
been too much the custom to urge
people to vote 'the straight ticket
without first furnishing satifactory
evidence that the ticket was itself
Fakmkr Bibk, of Pike county,
Missouri, who recently deserted his
wife and children and eloped with
a seventeen year old girl, writes to
his wife that he is going to lead a
good life and if he never sees any
of his family again that he will
meet them in heaven. If the guide
post on the road which he is trav
eling points to heaven, there must
have been some mighty careless
work done bv road overseers.
Central City Nonpariell Nev
er in the histoo' of this country
have the railroads so persistently,
so systematically and so extensively
endeavored to mould public opin
ion as they have in their campaign
against rate regulation. All that
brilliant writers, subsidized news
agencies and corporation controlled
newspapers could do toward con
vincing the people that the pro
posed legislation is pernicious and
unnecessary, has been done, but to
present indications without avail.
The people have an abiding faith in
the ability and integrity of Presi
dent Roosevelt, and he says rate
legislation is necessary and impera
tive. That's enough. The peo
ple think as he does and are not to
be tricked into opposing him by
specious logic orthe importunities
of the special interests.
The Clean Sweep in Ohio.
The election in Ohio is a Water
loo for the republican party in that
state, and a great setback to the
party in the country at large.
The election of the entire demo
cratic state ticket, from Patterson
down, is the unexpected that has
happened. It is a hard blow to
Fire Alarm Foraker and republican
bosses of his ilk, and the local re
publican machines in Ohio.
The possibility of Patterson's
election was conceded, but demo
crats did not even hope for the suc
cess of another one of their nomi
nees for state offices.
But in rebuking Herrick and Cox
in Ohio, voters have laid the lash
upon the back of the party respon
sible for them. Not even Roose
velt's support, as voiced by Secre
tary Taft availed to ward off crush
The tornadic disasters suffered in
Ohio and Pennsylvania go far to
wards wrecking the republican par
ty in the nation. They seem to
mean that it has no popular asset
except the president, whose actual
value is not known until he has
passed through the crucial test of
the coming congress. ,
The democratic party will greatly
profit by the Ohio election and by
the reform wave that has swept over
a large part of the country. Its
significance is apparent. The peo
ple are taking affairs into their own
hands are eliminating bossism,
central control and autocracy in
government, and in the future will
manage affairs themselves. This
means -that the principles of the
democratic part the principles
for which the party has always
stood have been recognized b- the
eo pie as those which represent
their best interests and that the
people have become keenly alive to
Ji'dgi: Travis' opponent, A. L.
Tidd, was the first one to extend
congratulations to the judge after
the result of the official count was
declared. This showed a magnan
Tin: railroad bureau at Omaha
sends the Journal a circular stating
that under the present way of ad
justing rates, the Nebraska farmer
is enabled to ship his butter, eggs
and other farm products clear to
New York and there compete with
the New York producer on nearly
even terms. Under a government
ally regulated rate, the bureau says,
the freight would prohibit any such
profitable shipments on account of
the difference there would be. That
argument looks reasonably well to a
westerner, but we wonder just what
the bureau is saying to the easterner
about the matter?
Mr. Pollard, our very wise and
eminent" congressman, is in Lin
coln interviewing the business men
of that city as to their desires before
he starts for Washington . Wonder
if he will visit Plattsmouth on the
same kind of a mission? He might
dictate another appeal to the prohi
bition voters of Cass county to
stand pat" for the republican can
didates because they were strictly
temperate and that the democratic
candidates were intemperate in ev
ery sense, or words to that effect,
before he leaves. When they learn
at Washington the means he adopt
ed to beat good men, his influence
among congressmen will Ix? as small
as his method.
Tin-: democratic party, and par
ticularly the democracy of the glo
rious commonwealth of Missouri,
no doubt takes pleasure in welcom
ing the "nnsterious stranger,"
(Ohio) and hope that it has re
turned to the fold this time to stav.
Sknator Bailey of Texas gets
close to the facts of the situation in
saying that it is too early for demo
crats to begin picking their candi
date for the presidency in 1908.
Too many things are going to hap
pen before the national conventions
meet. When the party does make
its choice he will be the right man
and a winner. Read about Ohio
A Brooklyn divine predicts that
in a short time arrangement will
be perfected that the congregation
can hear the sermon by telephone,
and not have to go to church. If
such a thing should come to pass,
where will be the glory of the
Easter bonnet? Better let well en
ough alone and send your wife to
church, than listen to the sermon
There was a great deal said du
ring the recent campaign in this
county about a "square deal." In
regard to this matter no one show
ed a disposition on the republican
side of the house to live up to the
"square deal" idea more so than
Hon. George L. Sheldon, chairman
of the county republican central
committee. He is not a man who
would stoop-to dirty and dishonor
able means in order to succeed, and
the democratic candidates owe him
a debt of gratitude for the honora
ble manner in which he conducted
the campaign against them.
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COME AND SEE MY
Percijeron, Belgiai) & German Coacl) Stallions
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lion as jrood as were ever crown In Kuro-. and l-tter and more proline hreeders ;it
pric-es from ?.'AA) toTlOOU. I have liorst-s of ail a;;es. U to " years old. from 1 t..'w f to
in weight, all soun'l and nood. and will. hesides paying for t henisel ves In on- si-ason.
piU Sii in the owner's poekei. .Many a Nebraska farmer liiis reacted Hie jjolnt
where Ik; lias several film tin! mares and is able to keep a nice stallion for his on
and his neijrhliors' use. Ion't let the loys leave, tlie farm: raise more horses and
mules, it pays letter than anything you ean do. Now is the time to r:iisi- -mm1
horses. Come to the Cdar Rapids Jack Farm anil buy a better stallion than you
h:i e ever seen for jsuu. 1 also have a larire. assortment of
.Mules three months
and Initio four imputations per year from Spaii
in:r nearly everywhere, this season at HJ0 eai-h.
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Poor Whisky is not only dis.
agreeable to taste, but undoubted
ly injurious to thestomach. A lit
tle good Whisky is a fine tonic and
helps instead of harming. Such
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good as a doctor'ri prescription. If
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come in and trv it.
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