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The Plattsmouth Journal
lTULlMIKO WEKKLY AT
R. A. UATKS, ri-nusiiEK.
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braka. awcinili-la mallrr.
Ovr celebrated war hero. Theo
dore Roosevelt, sets the Norwegian
Wiikx our state rights are taken
away, it will le Roosevelt I, and
Prime Minister Root.
Teihiy is certainly a rough wri
ter, as well as a rough rider. At
least Bellamy Storer must have
cause to think so by this time.
A Philadelphia young woman
who lost $100 rather than stoop to
pull up her stocking in a crowded
street was a martyr to modesty.
Pkrhai'S the Pennsylvania
school director who advises kitchen
work for unsuccessful teachers is
looking for a chance to have his
food prepared .scientifically.
advice to an ambitious soap vender
is to organise a peddlers' trust.
There is no getting away from
a con finned habit.
How many trust criminals have
been sent to the penitentiary? Not
one. When the big criminals find
that cash won't save them from
stripes, then there will be a new
order of things in this country.
Illinois boasts a minister who
can hypontizc his hearers. That
is something of an accomplish
ment, of course, but in this state
the demand is for ministers who can
keep their congregations awake.
Differences in longitude, possibly.
No moric dangerous or destruc
tive doctrine has been advanced
in this country since Independence
was won than that put forth in
President Roosevelt's demand that
the federal government assume con
trol f the public schools of Cali
fornia. In so vast a country as this
the attempt to enforce such a policy
would provoke revolution; if it
could succeed, it would end only in
II v the constitution the president
of the United States is commander-in-chief
of the army and navy, but
the congress creates the army and
the navy and the president is bound
to command in accordance with
law. The congress has given the
president no power to disband any
portion of either service, and yet
in the case of the batalion of negro
troops the president assumes the
right to do so. There is no ques
tion that the army and the country
are better olt without that com
mand. Put there was a lawful way
to get rid of those who had a guilty
knowledge of the Brownsville mur
der which the president has disre
garded with the audacity of tin
Czar of Russia.
PRi-smUNT Rooskvklt arks con
gress to authorize him upon his
own initiative and responsibility to
dismiss any officer of the army or
navy w hom he may think unworthy
to remain in the service. If the
president had the absolute power ol
disbandmcnt and dismissal our mil
itary and naval service would short
ly become the laughing stock o
the world. No honorable man
would ever care to engage in a ser
vice in which his fortunes would
be controlled by the whim of an ex
ccutive who is ofteu not a military
man and who would be capable o
doing incalculable harm by the mis
use of arbitrary power.
An editorupthe country laments
the fact that he cannot run his pa
per to please all of his subscribers
When we were on earth the first
time and we were new in the busi
ness we were embarrassed in the
same way. As we grew older w
learned that the people were too ex
acting too diverse in their tastes to
I pleased. Hence we try to please
but one person, and that is ourself
It is not strange to say that not
even in this we fail. Why, as this
world goes, it is almost impossible
for a tuan to even please his wife
all the time.
Mrs. Stoki:r says that she and
Bellamy made Roosevelt. With
w hat complacency they must con
templated their handiwork.
With the Vatican denying Storer
ever asked a t'awr a:id a lawyer de
nying he ever tcv-k the Ambassa
dor's r.o'.e !.- X.'r.-.e. the veracity
do it'" is the at
ari members of
congress who are timorous about
raising their own salaries without
The worst is yet to come. Kx
Senator Burton of Kansas is going
write a book and pay his respects to
the men whom he alleges are re
sponsiable for his downfall.
Wisconsin has a "people's" lob
bist who writes all the bills pre
sented to the legislature. He is
paid enough salary to make trust
money no object. Why not have a
fellow of this kind in the Nebraska
Tiik readersof the Journal should
peruse the advertisements in this
paper previous to making their
Christmas purchases, and then go
direct to the advertisers to get what
they want, and where they are sure
to get brand new goods at great
bargains. No old moth-eaten, shod
dy and shop-worn goods goes this
Christmas. The fellow who keeps
ttcli doesn't advertise.
An old inhabitant predicts a
mild winter. He bases his forecast
on the observation of the wind at
le autumnal equinox for several
ears past. lie says the wind pre
ailing at that time of the year
foreshadows the general direction
for the winter season. This year
t wis from the southeast, nnd this
ndicates that the winter will be
mild with most of the wind in the
winter from that dsrection.
Secretary Hitchcock has made
a heroic fight to protect the public
property from spoliation by power-
ul interests which, through cor
rupt polities and by other means,
lave in every possible way ob
structed the course of justice. The
5oo indictments he has obtained
against these land pirates and the
onviction of ninety of them prove
hat public property can be protect
d from loot by an honest, earnest
nd fearless official.. But Mr
Iitchcock's work is interrupted at
the climax of its fruition. The
grafters and looters he has assailed
lave proven too strong for him. It
tolerably well understood that he
is leaving thecabiuet because he has
been too zealous. Less zeal and
more discretion ot a certain sort
night have prolonged his stay un
til the end of the presidential term
The country views with the ut
most complacency the woes of Sec
retarv Shaw and the bankers in
these times of crop-moving string
ency, which are forcing Mr. Sec
retary to keep on going into the
surplus for money to deposit with
the bankers. As fast as the money
goes into the batiks the farmers get
it out, and it begins moving around
among merchants, laborers, facto
ries and then back to the banks and
into the treasury again. As long
as we have the blessings which, as
Secretary Shaw says, are the cause
of the stringency, the secretary and
the bankers may- manage it after
their own fashion. " Nobody else is
worryingabout it. While thesouth
is full of cotton and buyers are bid
ding high for it, the cotton grower
doesn't care a shuch whether the
banks are hard up or not. Having
the best part of the country's 2,750,
000,000 bushels of corn as well as 0
its 750,000,000 bushels of wheat
the western farmers give full per
mission to tuc hankers to worry
Secretary Shaw for money as much
as they wan to. They have a place
for their share of all the cash the
treasury lets go, and are waiting for
it. The $10,000,000 which the
secretary is going to deposit in the
banks and the other $10,000,000 he
is going to turn loose in bond pur
chases will come in well for Christ
mas money in town and country
If it isn't enough, let the banksrs
besiege the treasury for more.
Holiday trade is opening up
nicely and buyers are scanning the
paper as never l.'fore for bargains.
This is the season of good cheer
and good will. If you don't feel
that way, don't let people find it
Somk woman seem to think that
the men of the household appre
ciate as Christmas presents only
If Roosevelt keeps on demanding
things the Congressional Record
will have to in augurate a want
Cuba sleeps again and all is
well. 'She will not awake uutil
the next elections roll the honor of
the defeated party.
The Philippines need 120 more
teachers. Perhaps the recent Jap
anese invasion is determined to
break into our public shools.
When they get puzzled at the na
tional capital about spelling there
is little cause for wonder that ordin
ary mortals get their wires crossed
on this proposition.
We can imagine no condition
that carries with it such a promise
f joy as that of the farmer in the
eat lv winter. He has his barns and
mokehouses full and can look for
ward to weeks of solid comfort.
F vn Connecticut girls surround
ed a big snake a few days ago and
tabbed it to death with hat pins,
which suggests to the Fremont Tri
bune that "if Kve had only had
hat pin, how much trouble she
night have saved the rest of us. "
A Washington letter tells of the
pretty waiscoats that Mrs. Roose-
elt and other prominent ladies aie
making for their husbands for
Christmas presents. The average
uisband wishes that wife would
not. ou know the pleasure ot
receiving on Christmas is largely
wiped out by the bills that are pre
sented on New Years.
The Lincoln State Journal says
that Congressman Pollard has been
thoroughly vindicated. While this
is very true, the people of the state
of Nebraska would like to see the
Old Journal people similarly vindi
cated by the payment of that $S5,
0O0 into the state treasuy. Then,
and not till then, has that paper
any right to dicuss the matter of
President Roosevelt argues
strongly in his message for an in
come tax. Here is an opportunity
for those republican papers that vil-
fied and abused Win. J. Bryan for
advocating an income tax to eject
some more of their venom. If Bryan
is wrongonthisquestion, isn't Roose
velt equally wrong? Bryan could
consistently bring suitagainst Pres
ident Roosevelt for infringing on
lis platform and incorporating its
most salient features in his message
to congress. In spots the message
is strongly democratic.
Congressman De Armond's
prediction of phonetic trouble be
tween the president and the house
committee on appropriations is
likely to come true unless the pres
ident finds trouble more than
enough to keep him busy all session
at the other end of the Capital. By
inserting a small provision in a big
appropriation bill which the prcsi
dent cannot afford to veto the com
mittec has undertaken to abrogate,
nullify and bring to naught the
president's orthographic order to
the public printer, and the chief
executive is doubttess in the humor
to contest the right of veto which
the house is asked to assume. The
committee's prefercncclfor Lexicog
rapher Webester over Lcxicog
grapher Roosevelt having raised a
dictionary war on the floor of the
house, the president's best chance
for victory lies in summoning
Speaker Cannon and other loyal
house leaders to the rescue and get
the committee's aspersions on the
new spelling cut out of the bill. It
is hoped that the heat of controver
sy will give utterance to no words
that are unspcllable in print by
cither the Rooscvcltian or the Web-
The demonstrations of disap
proval which followed Secretary
Root's revolutionary speech in
New York on Wednesday night
should convince him that a heady
president and a cabinet officer who
holds in contempt the constitution
he has sworn to defend would be
powerless to change the institu
tions under which the people of the
United States have in little more
than a century grown to be by far
the wealthiest and most powerful in
Read the advertisements of the
progressive merchants of Platts
mouth, the men who think enough
of your trade to ask you for it.
Since they invite you to come and
see what they have to sell, they are
undoubtedly offering bargains that
you cannot secure elsewhere. Give
your pocketbook the benefit of the
opportunity and give your patron
age to those who politely ask for
Secretary Shaw gives startling
warning on thecountry'sprosperity,
and imploresthose who "still pray"
to ask God to save the country, and
says "complete disaster is bound
to come after unparalled prosperi
ty." Kvidently the Secretary has
lost faith in the republican party,
and views "the handwriting on the
wall" very alarmly.
It has been proposed that we let
down the bars and invite the heath
en Chinee to enter in order to solve
the domestic servant problem. It
is said that the yellow men are good
cooks and house servants. In this
line of work they would not come
into competition with American
labor, for Americans do this class
of work only when compelled to.
A merchant in a neighboring
town advertises in his local paper:
We now have ratpaste. a sure get
ter, turpentine, mixed candies, nuts
oranges, bon bons in boxes, fresh
oysters, celery and cabbage and figs
in pound boxes." If you don't see
what you want, ask for it.
A cigarette fiend died in In
diana the other day with a box of
2,500 "tacks" by his bedside. His
only regret must have been that he
was leaving them behind for some
one else to smoke.
A Kansas congressman is against
a raise m congressional salaries
because, he says, they are more
now than nine-tenths of thelmembers
have ever earned at home. Per
haps they were prophets without
honor. Give them a chance.
It is announced that a mail car
rier may accept Christmas gifts
when not solicited. If he has made
friends on his route he should be
the luckiest man in the county.
The national house hesitated about
giving its membership Christmas
gifts in the way of increases, but it
did the graceful thing with respect
to higher officials.
Three more war aids for the
white house have been appointed.
The president's military house
hold has almost reached royal court
This is the proper season to write
affectionate epistles to relatives who
have the wherewithal.
There is one thing that will
cure it Ayer's Hair Vigor.
It is a regular scalp-medicine.
It quickly destroys the germs
which cause this disease.
The unhealthy scalp becomes
healthy. The dandruff disap
pears, had to disappear. A
healthy scalp means i great deal
to you healthy hair, no dan.
dr,' ff.no pimples.no eruptions.
Tti b(t kind ot Uitlmonltl
"Sold tor w Ttr 7 tut."
Rapid changes of temperature are hard
on the toughest constitution.
The conductor passing from the heated
inside of a trolley car to the icy temperature
of the platformthe canvawer spending an
hour or so in a heated building and then
walking against a biting wind know the
difficulty of avoiding cold.
Scott's Emulsion strengthens the
body so that it can better withstand the
danger of cold from changes of temperature.
It will help you to avoid taking cold.
1 Phrioimnn KfJICK
I Men's Flit
Slippers - 65c
ftp. Infants Moccasins, Ladies'
Ankle Gaiters. Men's Fan
"wu cy Heavy Hose, Boys'
Good Double Knee Hose.
7Cn Men's Chenille Slippers,
luC Men's tf'rtton Gaiters,
ww Youths' Fauntleroy Leg
gins, Buster BroA-n Legglns.
Buster Brown Fatent Leather
Shoes for Boys and Girls $1 80 to 2. S3
Ladles' Full Iress Patent Colt.
button or lace J3.50 to 4.00
Men's Full Dress Tatent Colt.
button or lace - $.5.50 to 4.73
Jl'ST to show that he is always
ight the president will continue to
use simplified spelling in his private
The Storers have concluded not
to occupy their Washington house
this winter. The quarters have be
come too close for them.
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We have just received by Ex
press a special assortment of
Fancy Hose from New York.
They are of the latest creation
Ask to see Them
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Ladies' Felt Romeos Q
Infants' Soft Soles,
Gaiters, Infants Red
Fur Trim for Felt f
Romeos, Buster X
Brown Legglns, Infants Warm
Ladies felt Slip- 1
pers, Mens Dress
A New Time Table.
The Missouri Pacific is golne to have
a new time table next Sunday. All
trains will run as they are at present
and a new passenger train will be put
on between this city and Lincoln.
leaving here in the morning at 9
o'clock, connecting with the Omaha
train at Weeping Water and going on
to Lincoln arriving there at 11:10.
This train leaves Lincoln at 3:15'
o'clock In the afternoon and reaches
here at 6:40. again connecting with
the train from Omaha and bringing
passengers down from along the line
to this city. This will give Nebraska
City the train which we have needed
for many years. The officials are at
work on the time table and It will be
issued so as to have it go into effect
next Sunday Nebraska City News.
Emperor William is becoming
jealous of Roosevelt's prerogatives.
He now threatens to dissolve the
Reichstag unless it helps his army.
To the Public
I have bought the immense stock of
holiday goods and toys of Robert
Mau7.y for 33 cents on the dollar and
am going to close the same out at his
old stand regardless of cost. They
must go. n. E. Weidman.
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