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The Plattsmouth Journal
It isn't much trouble to point out
Nkvkk has public conscience
Hie faults of your neihhor. You',1" so thoroughly awakened as
IX'lll.bll Kit WKKKLY AT
!'L AITS IA O U Til , NEBRASKA.
K. A. 1SATKS, rti:usni;i.
Kr.tered at the postollhM' at I'l.-illsrimuiii. Ne
braska, us s i ond lass mutter.
John I). Rocki.i i.i.i. Mi; anil the
repuhlicau candidates for regents
made a great race.
Cn;kkssm.k Pollard and wife
depart today from their home in
Xehawka for Washington, accom
p anied by Willard Clapp, of Kim
wood, his private secretary.
Tiikkk is one thing to he said to
the credit of the Missouri Pacific
Railroad com pa m they pay their
taxes without any "ifs and ans"
about it. And they pay them in
Tiianksi.ivi.v; day will soon be
here, but the thanksgiving turkey
lo-.ks farther away than the Fourth
oi" July. This is the way the editor
.f the Nebraska City Tribune
"Tin: Stork's Nest" is the title
f a new book just out. If the au
thor has revealed the place where
the nest may be found we'll guar
antee that very few eggs will be
Poor President McCurdy. His
salary is cut in two and he w ill get
but $75,000 a year. How can he
expect to live on that! Kven a
1 .resident of the United States gets
almost that much.
Tiik Nebraska ('.rain dealers as
sociation, otherwise the elevator
trust, has announced that it will
disband. These announcements
come like the farewell tour of an
.actress. To be repeated.
remember that Hob Ingersoll point
ed out the mistakes of Moses once
upon a time.
Pkkmdknt Rooskyklt is at pres
ent sweating, if not swearing over
what he shall not say in his an
nual message. In a few Weeks he
will have congress upon his hands.
majority is entirely too close
for comfort. That's the majority
declared for(eorge M. Miller, dem
ocratic candidate for county super
intendent, by the canvassing board
over in Sarpy county.
Tin: election returns from the
state at large denote that the people
have endorsed the idea of riding on
passes, rather than the platform
plank against passes. At least
Judge I,etton ran well up with the
Cokn husking stories are now in
order. It is reported that one man
out near David Citv husked 94
bushels in four hours. We could
t'Jl a bigger one that, but for fear
that some of our farmer boys might
think we were lying, we have con
cluded not to do so.
"IKT your light shine before men
that they may see yourgood works.
So says the divine law. Why not
arrange to have an electric light on
top the Hag- pole surmounting the
court house? Such a light could
be seen for miles in the surrounding
country and might often on dark
night prove a guiding star to weary
travelers. Who will make the first
move in this direction?
Tin-: side-step of the Ohio voters
from 25o,oi i for Roosevelt to 60,
o 10 in the opposite direction, mak
ing a change of 1 0.OoO, shows that
the American people can dodge a
boss no matter how autocratic he
Tin-: democratic minority in the
national house of representatives
this winter will have need of at least
two aggressive and resourceful self-
Somk men get it into their addled
noggins that because they run a
newpaier. or rather make a weak
attempt to do so. the government
should recognize the fact by giving
them an office, even tothe throwing
out of a much better citizen, and an
official who has not been found
wanting in the discharge of his
duties, to create room for him.
Tin: revenue department of the
government seems to be getting af
ter the liquor business in dead earn
est. The department has ruled
that the druggists selling patent
medicines carrying a larger per cent
of alcohol must take out liquor
license, and now the same rule is
liable to catch grocers who sell lem-
now. I' very where warfare is being
waged against the boodlers. graft
ers, bribe-givers and bosses, and one
by one they are yielding to the ter
rible onslaught that is directed
against them by men who are act
uated by high ideals of national,
state and municipal government.
A new era of civic righteousness is
dawning upon the people and when
once they catch its full meaning it
will give them inspiration to carry
on the work of eliminating the en
emies of good government until not
one of them shall be left to tell the
tale of infamy and wrong doing at
their hands. Has it occurred to
von to look backward and fix the
event that first caused this wonder
ful awakening to the new and much
needed doctrine of civil righteous
ness? In the hurry and bustle o
ot Inisiness activitv we dare sav
that comparatively few people re
member that it was the election to
office of suchmen as (Governor Folk
of Missouri, LaFollette of Wiscon
sin and Mavor Weaver of Philadel
phia that marked actively the be
ginning of the crusade for better
government. From their elTorts
wonderful results have followed,
not alone in the above places, but
in many other states. The general
belief seems to be that the reform
wave has taken root evervwhere
and from it spring bright promises
of hope for higher and nobler ideals
made leaders one on the tariff and
one on statehood. In an aggressive j on and other essences largely com
right for revision ot the 1 :ngley : posed ot alcohol
tariff and for four new .states in the
southwest, the democrats will have
plenty of helj). '
Tin: Louisville Courier s.ivs:
"Thirty-six prohibition votes in
Louisville at the last general elec
tion. Weeping Water, the "all
saints" town, cast about half as
many." TheJC"rier might have
added that in Louisville they didn't
permit anyone to stand around the
voting place and yell at the top of
their voice "bloodhounds," cither.
Pi.ATTSMorTii is in a more pros
perous condition today than it has
been in the past four years. The
demand for dwelling houses is
greater and every department in
the Burlington shops is leing rap
idly filled with workmen. All these
denote prosperity to every citizen
who feels disposed to get the prop
er move on himself.
The department I
calls attention to the fact that in
prohibition districts lemon essences
are often purchased and used pri
marilv as a beverage.
It now turns out that there are
four county superintendents-elect
who have failed to secure first grade
certificates. State Superintendent
McBrien has ruled that the elected
ones cannot hold office, issue certi
cates or transact business with the
department. I le also rules that the
counties allowing them to serve can
not participate in the semi-annual
apportionment. The attorney gen
eral supports the theory of Super
intendent McBrien and the new
certification law will probably be
tested in the courts.
Tin: meeting of the business men
at the council cham1er last night
simply shows what our ieop!e can
and will do when thev take a no
tion. Of course there was a nuin
ier who were not present, but
stlurc were enough to do the busi
ness, and they went right after it
as though "they meant business."
1J. the merchants of Plattsmouth
make an effort to do the fair thing
by the farmers? This seems to U
a question in the minds of not a few.
Let them show that they do. and
the way to do it is for them to give
their special attention to the success
of the Farmers' Institute on -Saturday,
DecemlK-rO. Let each one of
fer some prize for the best samples
of corn, others for the Ust wheat,
moles or potatoes on exhibition.
Iet the clay be made one of interest
to the farmers as well as to j our
ICykky time President Roosevelt
whacks his big stick down in a rot
ten place in the public services, out
pops a United States senator. When
the buzzards begin to circle around
a yellow spot in the financial world
to find what's dead, out pops a
United States senator. K very time
a stockholder of a moneyed concern
who lxlieves he is being robljed
by his fellow grafters, kicks the
top of the graft out pops a United
States senator. The first shot out
of the box in the Kquitable Life ex
posure v. as a United States senator.
The first whack of the big stocks on
the land grafters in Oregon exposed
a United States senator. The ex
plosion of a small bomb under a St.
Louis get-rich-quick graft nailed a
United States senator. One ran
dom shot at the Panama scandal
threatens to expose two United
States senators. The tobacco frauds
now being investigated will catch a
United States senator. There are
but thirty of him in all, but he seems
to be ubiquitous. And the best of
all, there is not a democrat among
the whole lot.
This is surely the age of germs
We find them everywhere. The
board of health at Lincoln has abol
ished the dipper that the school
children used to drink from localise
it has germs. During the healthiest
period of this country's existence,
people never heard of germs. The
old dipper that did service in the
school room was not condemned.
People ate and drank what seemed
good to them, lived longer, had less
to do with doctors and thev were in
every way better off than the pres
cut generation of men and women.
We sometimes think that the germs
are in the attic of the faddists.
Democratic leaders will show
their leadership by watching the
exhaustive organization methods of
the republicans. ' The republican
committees, generally speaking,
have a far more complete and active
organization of the counties in Ne
braska than the democrats have ever
had even in the middle of a cam
paign. By the time next Septem
ber rolls around the. system will be
in a high condition of efficiency.
How will the democrats meet it?
That is a question of genuine lead
ership, and nothing less.
Ciiami' Ci.akk. the noted Mis
souri congressman, in a philosopho
lation of the recent election re
sults says: "Democrats will eat
their Thanksgiving dinner this year
in a much more cheerful frame of
mind and with better appetites than
they did the melancholy days of last
November." He says the demo
crats will elect the next lower house
of congress, hands down.
Prksidkxt Rooskyki.t gets right
sqarely on the platform of former
Governor Hogg of Texas in saying
that he would like to put a stop to
the over-capitalization of railroad
properties. On that question Gov
ernor Hogg stirred the deeps in
Texas a dozen or more years ago.
At this of the year a good many
knockers and grumblers work over
time in anticipation of having to
lav off Thanksgiving day.
Tin-: Plattsmouth postoffice fight
promises to wax warm ere the dawn
of another spring.
Wyoming at the Parmele.
Mr. Martin, the author of "Wyom
ing which opens an enslavement of one
week at the New (J 1 ancle Theatre,
has labored faithfully for live years on
this play and has lived among the peo
ple and been all over the ground that
he has written about. Every detail of
this production has been carefully
looked after, and those who have the
pleasure of seeing "Wyoming" will re
member it just as they did "Arizona,"
"The Virginian" and "Shenandoah."
At the Tarmele theatre Thursday
Mark Twain and a Third Party.
Mark Twain's notion of a third
partv to cure "bossism" is not new
nor is it approved. A third party
offers nothing to the independent j
voter which he docs not as a rule i
already possess, namely, a choice j
between the good and bad. And a !
third party would be equally liable
to the evils of perverted organi.a- j
A third party is in the direction
of no government. The arbitrary,
but natural, division of political
forces into two oilers a better op
portunity for judgment upon the
issues and questions of government,
which are reduced to the least pos
sible number and are precisely de
fined; offers the greatest unanimity
possible, the utmost stamina and
The quality of government is in
the inverse ratio to the number of
parties. Almost any sophomore
will inform Mark Twain truly as to
that: and most sage and seasoned
philosophers and statesmen will tell
him that you can't make the gov
ernment anv better than the peo
ple, and that the broadest political
organization affords the greatest ex
pression to the good in the com
Where it so happens that both I
parties are under narrowly selfish
or corrupt machine domination,
there is a way out for the indepen
dent voter, as Mr. Jerome's cam
paign proved. Such exigencies,
however, are rare, since it is good
politics to offer the voter a plain
alternative to the bad, and the
great parties themselves usually
present the contrast.
But the main reason why Mark
Twain's notion is mistaken is that
three parties are impossible poli
tices is not susceptible of a three-
point balance: and .not more than
two parties can exist in a country
which is not governed by rabble or
revolution. Albeit, ir the humor
ist will persist in the idea, let him
organize and materialize it. He is
still young and interesting and
there are thousands upon thousands
of people who take him seriously.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought, and which lias been
in use for over HO years, lias bo 11 10 tho fdgnaturo of
m mid has been mado under pcr-
Kfllft!ll UllllJtrrtulktl &:Xiwm llu f . f i mw
Allow no 0110 to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and 'Tust-as-good urn but
Experiments that triilo w ith and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Kxperienco against Experiment
What is CASTORIA
Castoria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is lMcasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphino nor other Narcotio
Mibstanee. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Wornin
anil allays Feverishnoss. It cures Diarrlm-a anil Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and ISowels, giving healthy and natural bleep.
The Children's Panacea Tlio 3Iother'.s Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You tee Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TMC CCNTAUR COMMNV. ? MUHKkV THCIT. KIW YORK CfTV.
Bryan and Roosevelt.
The Joplin (Mo.) Globe says that
optimistic persons are inclined to
read in the revolution of last week
a harbinger of better things. Op
timism dreams fine dreams, but
eternal vigilance is the price of pro
gress. In the fact that the public is
quick to forget its wrongs lies the
iope of the wrongdoers tenure of
It is not to be believed that the
enemies of the republic" will un
yieldingly surrender the special
privilege-sand discriminations upon
which they have waxed fat. The
tremendous influences and almost
unlimited resouces of the railroad
and collateral interests will fight
square-deal legislation at Washing
ton this winter. They will le ac
tive in the congressional campaign
of 196. And they will spare no
effort to secure a "safe and sane"
man to head the republican ticket
in 190S. Already the radicalism
of Roosevelt's freight rate policy
las been widely exploited. To the
grafters of high finance anything
that threatens their graft is radical.
Bryan was radical in 1S96, but to
day practically everything he cham
pioned has come to be recognized
as imperatively necessary if indus
trial liberty is to continue. Today
conservatism spells unfair privilege:
radicalism is a synonym for the
The special privilegists captured
the democratic national convention
in 1904, and it may be assumed
they will repete their effort! in 190S.
Bryan and Roosevelt occupy rela
tively the same position in the
judgment of the hungry Huns of
their respective parties. What
other democrat is as distasteful to
the moneyed cabal of the demo
cratic party as is Bryan? What
other republican as distasteful to
the g.o. p. vultures as is Roosevelt?
GUTHMAN BROS., PROPS.
RATES $1.00 PER DAY
First House West B. 6c M. Depot
We Solicit the Farmers Trade
and Guarantee Satisfaction.
When in the City Give Us a Call
15he Perkins Hotel
A largf. number of the county
treasurers of Nebraska are taking
Attorney General Brown's word for
it, and refusing to accept a part
payment of the Burlington's taxes
as tendered bv Mr. Pollard.
COME AND SEE MY
Percl)8ron, Belgiai) & German Coacl) Stallions
Both Imported and Horns-Brad. I will sell you a full blooded A meriean-hred t .- i -
lion as (rood as were ever jrrown in Kit rope, and lietter and more proline l.n eders at
prires from to'Hnon. I ha ve horses of all at'fs. Z to 7 years old. from ;:i to
iti weight, all sound and .'ooi. and will. Ix-sidi s nayini; for l Imtii-H vf.-s I n om- season,
put t.VjO in the owner's ket. .Many a .Nebraska farmer lias reai-l ed the
wliere lio lias several fine l.nxxl mares and isalle to keep a nii e stallion forhisoivn
and his neighbors' use. Won't let the In, y-, leave tin- farm: rai-e mote horses and
mules.it pays lietter than anythinir you can do. .Now is the time to rai-e ;'IHH
horses. Come to the Cedar Rapids Jack Farm and Imiv a U tter .:,; lli:inou
ha ve ever seen for tsJ. 1 also ha e a la rre assort men t of
and lining four irn rtat ions per yea r from Spain. M ules t hree moid hs o d a r e sei -inir
nearly everywhere this season at slui eaeh.
W. L. DeCLOW,
Cedar ffapids, la.
Ay ers Pills
Sugar-coated, easy to take,
mild in action. They cure
J. C. Avar Co.
J' BUCKINGHAM'S DYE
aiiLduuiui viunuvi i itu viav& r uk
tint as. or DKtboibiH ok ft. r. hall cu., SAaati. a. u.
Bottled in Bond.
Zhc Best HClbtsh?
is the Cheapest
in the finto
Poor Whisky is not only dis
agreeable to taste, but undoubted
ly injurious to the stomach. A lit
tle good Whisky is a fine tonic and
helps instead of harming. Such
Whiskies as Yellowstone, for in
stance, will do you just as much
good as a doctor's prescription. If
you don't know how kooc! 6
come in and try it.
Guckenheimer r.ye, per gallon. . .14 00
Yellowstone, ' ... 4 oo
Honey Dew, li ' ... 3 CO
Bi? Horn. " ' ... 2 00
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