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The Plattsmouth Journal
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IC. A. HATES, PUHLISHKK.
Entered ultlie pontoltlce at IMattnmout.li. -hrHHka.
an ucondclait mattr.
The: latest pension bill may make
more merry widows.
The best way to trim some hats is to
cut a foot off all around.
Russia proposes to have five more
new battleships. Did the Czar ask for
It would seem that the White House
turns out messages while Congress
An issue of bonds- often means bon
dage for the people who are to pay
It might be well to remember that
the U. S. treasury deficit continues to
And the name of Hughes will not be
withdrawn. He proposes to stay in
the fight to the finish.
We have not yet recovered from the
baleful effects of that Roosevelt panic.
Here is our own little cjtyit is easy to
see we have nad, and having stringent
times. We have felt the force of the
panic of 1907, and are feeling it yet.
It is now figured out that Taft has
296 pledged delegates, and this is good
enough for the President to predict 500
vote3 for his secretary when the Chi
cago convention opens. This is going
some, even for our optimistic Presi
dent. The Omaha Bee says: "Colonel Bryan
says he likes to be called a demagogue."
In this respect he differs somewhat from
Vicky Roosewater. Bryan knows he is
not a demagogue, and therefore don't
care for the epithet, while the editor of
the Bee is a demagogue cf the first water
and nobody knows it better than himself.
The St. Louis Times emphasizes the
advantage of improved waterways by
showing what Montreal has done The
Canadian city is one thousand rl!es
from the open sea, but has dredged a
thirty-foot channel where the depth
was formerly ten feet and now has
ten mil es of wharves to which most of ,
the shipping of the Dominion comes.
Will be Renominated
That sterling democratic paper, the
Kansas City Daily Post, has the follow
ing to say in reference to Nebraska's
favorite son, which shows the high
esteem in which Mr Bryan is held by
the democrats of that city:
"William Jennings Bryan will be
renominated by the Democratic national
convention at Denver. In all proba
bility, he will be the next president of
the United States.
"The Democrats of the country know
Mr. Bryan, love him and trust him.
They may disagree with him upon
some matters, as The Post has done,
but their hearts are his. And the
Democratic party is rallying to vic
tory. "Mr. Bryan will be nominated upon
the first ballot. The majority in his
favor will be so large as to leave no
doubt in the minds of either Repub
licans, Democrats, or editors of graft
ing newspapers, that he is the choice
of practically the entire party. Not
the West alone, where Mr. Bryan lives
and is loved, will speak at Denver; not
the South, nor the North, nor the
East, but the whole Democracy, united
and resolved on victory."
A Smooth Old Guy
If Uncle Joe Cannon is not a smooth
old guy there is no such an animal in
existence. When President Roosevelt
sent in the recommendation that duty
on print paper and wood pulp be re
moved at once, everybody thought
congress would not have the audacity
to turn down the proposition, inas
much as the newspapers of the land
have some influence, and that the
American Press Association has pe
titioned congress to remove the duty.
But "Uncle Joe, who is an out and out
stand-patter." was too wise. He fixed
it with one of the floor managers to
have a committee appointed, of which
the Speaker was to be the chairman, to
investigate the matter and make report
to the house how much of the duty
should be removed.
This committee has given it out that
it will be impossible to make a raport
during the present session of congress.
Thus easily the matter is laid on the
shelf, and print paper will go sky high.
Who knows but what it may go higher?
The Speaker has put the "fixin's" on
the publishers all over the country. The
newspapers of Cannon's district in
Illinois will be derelict in their duty if
they do not fix things so that Cannon
will remain at home for a long vacation
after the close of the short sessoin.
Winter seems to have the lap-lingering
Strawberry shortcake is ready to
But does Taft' want delegates from
What is the matter with a weather
Maybe it was a collector who handled
Governor Johnson says he is friend
ly to Mr. Bryan. Well, no one disputes
The paper "trust" refuses to let the
court "see the books." Ought to have
some sort of a commission.
While the Connecticut democrats
did not instruct their delegates to the
Denver convention, it is known that
four of them are staunch friends of Mr
Senator Gore's reference to the
steel corporation as "the tapeworn of
the treasury," isn't half bad. We ex
pected good things from the blind Sena
tor from Oklahoma.
Every precinct in Cass county will
soon boast of a Bryan club. After the
Denver convention many more republi
cans will flock to the support of the
The Bryan Volunteers are growing
at the rate of hundreds per day, both
in Iowa and Nebraska. Afterthe Den
ver convention they will reach all over
the entire United States.
Remember that W. J. Bryan, the
next president of the United States
-V5-I11 speak at Elmwood, Saturday, June
27 the date of the Woodman Log
Rolling. Make your arrangements to
While the masses of the democrats
of the east are Bryan supporters, the
ringsters seem to have gotten in their
work in manipulating some of the con
ventions to the extent of keeping out
As the republicans claim they created
prosperity, they cannot object to hav
ing the panic and the prolonged business
depression charged up to them. Logi
cally they can't escape the dilemma
they have created by their boasting.
Hundreds and thousands of republi
cans, all over the country, are coming
out for Bryan daily. Even the traitors
in the east cannot in the least retard
the tidal wave in Bryan's direction.
By the November election the people
will be almost unaminous for the peer
Representative Leake of New Jer
sey criticises the desire of Roosevelt to
perpetuate himself in the election of
Taft. He oozes forth with the sug
gestion that the emblem of the repub
lican party be changed from an ele
phant to a dog, if the present condi
tions were to continue, because the
dog can both bark and wag its tail at
the same time, "so that no one is able
to know what end to believe."
OUR neighbor down the line is always
ready to mention those state democratic
conventions that refuse to instruct dele
gates to the Denver convention, as in
fche case of New Jersey. But one will
notice that he never mentions those
states that go for Bryan unanimously.
It is always the way with federal office
holders and those who have an eye to
something soft, to give Mr. Bryan a
blackeye whenever they can. These
fellows know that the "jig is up" with
Billy Taft, or any other republican can
didate for president, after Bryan's
nomination at Denver.
The straw hat is not yet ripe enough
to be plucked. .
Why doesn't some one invent an au
Paper trust persons intimate that
it is to be "revised by its friends."
Not a personal encounter between
two Congressmen in two weeks or
more. Whatever has come over them?
Theodore might abolish Congress
for awhile because of its failure to
provide for four battleshipps. We
It looks as if there is about to be
something doing in the war business
down in Guatemala, with a mixture of
Honduras and Mexico to add a bit of
The fact that the paper trust does
not seem to be af raid of Cannon and
Cannon does not fear the paper trust,
might argue a sort of mutual confi
dence. Czar Hick and Czar Theodore both
are having trouble. Each has a con
gress on his hands. Another similar
ity is that each has a young Nick in the
Recent investigations show that it is
an absolute necessity for a great cor
poration to have one dead director on
whom any misdeeds that come to light
may be settled.
Speaker Cannon is spoken of as the
richest man who ha3 been a presiden
tial candidate. We seriously doubt,
however, if anybody except "Joke An
non" himself has ever really considered
him a candidate.
"In my message to Congress of
March 25, 1908" but what's the use?
Congress is getting used to the railings
of the President against its inactivity.
An infinitude of messages could not
cure the Congressional sleeping sick
The Democratic Opportunity.
Shrewd political prophets are almost
a unit in declaring that not in twelve
years have the democratic prospects
for carrying the country been as bright
as they are this year, says the St. Lake
Herald. A republican congressman
from Ohio is quoted as saying that if
Secretary Taft is nominated at Chica
go and it is almost a certainty that he
will be Ohio will certainly give her
electoral vote to the democratic nominee.
The secretary is not as popular in Ohio
as he seems to be in some other parts
of the country.
Largely through the influence of the
federal machine, he will receive the
votes of the Ohio delegation, but he
must travel a rocky road before he se
cures a majority of the votes in Ohio
next November. The Foraker influence
will be against him, and it is strong
enough to be reckoned with. Cincinnati
republicans have not forgotten that
Taft went there and made a campaign
against the regular nominee of the party
for the mayoralty.
The labor men are against him prac
tically to a man. The lowest estimate
is that 90 per cent of them will vote the
democratic ticket. It may seem over
optimistic to talk of carrying Ohio for a
democratic presidential candidate, but
Grover Cleveland came mighty close to
carrying it in 1892. He came so close,
in fact, that he received one of the
state's electoral votes; Also, he carried
another supposedly republican Gibraltar,
Illinois. Conditions now are not alto
gether unlike the conditions of 1892.
And they are more like the conditions
of 1896 when, thanks to the panic three
years earlier and the enormous fund
Mark Hanna scared out of the single-
standard men, Bryan was defeated.
The difference is that this year the
shoe is on the other foot. Every argu
ment used by the republicans in 1896
may properly be used by the democrats
against the republicans this year. The
republicans have issued bonds "in a
time of absolute peace. ' ' A country has
been checked in the midst of abundant
prosperty. Hundreds of thousands of
laboring men have been thrown out of
employment. Factories are idle and re
trenchment is going on everywhere
along the line. We have had the soup
houses so vigorously denounced when
they were necessary in a democratic
The republicans will hardly have the
effrontery to say this year that national
prosperity is never possible except when
their party is in control, and that hard
times cannot come as long as they are
in power. The record against them is
entirely too recent. The public can
hardly forget between now and Novem
ber next. Literally hundreds of thous
ands of voters who supported Roosevelt
four years ago will give their support
and their influence to the democratic
ticket this year.
Mustard in the Pie.
That low rumbling noise which
emanated from the White House last
week reached the violent stage when
the President discovered that the
House was making fun of him and
A good many months ago observors
noticed that Speaker Cannon and his
minions had determined to put mus
tard in the presidential pie, but Roosevelt-himself
didn't strike-- the mustard
until his battleship- bill came out of
the House with a joker in it. Two
battleships were provided for, but no
money was included in the provision
says the Kansas City Post.
There then followed an explosion of
wrath that must have made the weak
er brethren's hair turn kinky with fear,
or at least it would appear in the light
of subsequent events.
Almost as soon as the bill reached
him the President promised to veto
the whole naval program, appropria
tions and all, unless the Senate chang
ed the status of things by appropriat
ing money and providing proper ar
rangements for the construction. Just
as promptly came the announcement
that the Senate would be good and the
fight has been renewed for more battle
ships. However, all this is only by way of
introduction and is of minor importance.
The real interest centers around the
outcome of the fight between the presi
dent on one side, and the House lead
ers on the other. To those who ob
serve it is easy to foresee a large-size
explosion, and in all probability the
mustard planting propensities of Can
non and others will result in the dis
ruption and wreck of the republican
party, all of which adds to the gaiety
of the nation. Indeed, "more congres
Looks Very Suspicious
Last evening at a late hour, Mrs. John
Boetel, heard a noise and awakening
her husband, they living near the barn
of H. C. McMaken and Sons, he went
out and found five of the horses, loose
and out of the stable, with the barn
door closed. The horses all had their
halters on, and it looks like someone
had been endeavoring to steal them, and
at the coming oat of the house of Mr.
Boetel, who lived near the barn, had
been frightened a way.. These were
all large horses and the taking of them
with the intention of getting away with
them, looks like it must have been done
by someone who did not know much
about horses for none of them could
have traveled far before they would have
been missed. That all should have had
their halters on and the stable doors
closed, confirms the suspicion that steal
ing was the intent.
His Fourteenth Birthday.
On Wednesday evening the Bach
Music Club was entertained at the home
of Roy Denson in honor of his four
teenth birthday. The evening was
spent in games and music, and at a lat
hour a delightful lunch was served.
Those present were: Miss Kittie Cum
mins, Waldemar Soennichsen, Marion
Dickson, Benny Fanger, Eddie and Paul
Lutz and Eddie und Dewey Zuckweiler.
Many beautiful presents were received
as a remembrance of the young man's
fourteenth birthday. They all wished
Roy many more happy birthdays.
Is Sixty-Nine To-Day
Today marks the sixty-ninth year of
W. D. Jones' pilgrimage in this vale
of sunshine and shadow. On the se
cond of May, 1839, near the little town
of Sparta, Tenn., Mr. Jones was born.
Today he is smiling all over in the fact
that he is in the land as good as this,
where it can snow on the peach blos
soms and still grow peaches. His many
friends in the city are congratulating
him on his passing of this, his sixty
ninth birthday. Here is to you old
friend, hoping you see many a happy
Sues for a Divorce in Texas
Will C. Ramsey, of Plattsmouth, was
in Nehawka last Thursday taking de
position of C. D. Keltner and Miss
Chloey Tanner to be used in suit for
divorce instituted in Texas, wherein
Cora GaskilL Both parties are well
known here, and many are familiar
with the circumstances that caused the
separation just before they left here.
We are unable to learn whether the
granting of the divorce was being con-
j tested by Gaskill. Nehawka Register.
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Short Items of Interest, From Fri
daj Evening's Daily Journal
L. F. Sallee was a visitor in Omaha
C. C. Parmele was a visitor at Mem
phis today. ' K
Mrs. T. AL Paterson was a visitor
with friends,' in Omsha this morning.
George H. Peterson of Omaha was a
business visitor in' the city this morning.
Mrs. J. E. Kinkaid and Mrs. J. M.
Leek were visitors in Omaha this morn
J. . Pi Falter was a business visi
tor in LaPIatta, this state, this morn
ing. W. D. Moore was a business visitor
at Pacific Junction, Iowa, this morn
ing. Miss Dora Fricke and Mrs. W. L.
Pickett were visitors in Ashland this
F. M. Young, jr., of near Murray,
was a business visitor in the city last
Mrs. L. A. Ault and Mrs. I. N. Goch
enour were visitors with friends in Om
aha this morning.
Mr. L. L. Wiles and sister, Miss
Elizabeth Spangler were visitors in
Omaha this morning.
J. M. Palmer, Ray Pollard and D. D.
Adams, of Nehawka, were visitors in
the county seat today.
George R. Sayles and wife were visi
tors in Cedar Creek last evening, going
on the Schuyler train.
Mrs. Mary A. O'Leary returned this
morning from a visit with her daught
ers at Seward, for the past few days.
G. J. Jones still remains very sick at
his home in South Park, and while not
as critical as for some time past, he
does not show any preceptible improve
ment. Harry DeLong had the misfortune to
pinch his thumb, while shaking the
grate on the engine which is making it
George Parks mounted his bicycle
this morning and hyked for Murray,
where he beeran the lathing of the new
Christian church building.
John Fight ana wife were passengers
to Omaha this morning, where they go
to meet some cousins who are going
west through Omaha, from Wattertown,
Frank H. D arrow returned this morn
ing from a trip to the east, where he
was looking after some bnsiness for the
Burlington, and wher he was accom
panied by H. J. Helps Master Machanic
of the local shops.
Frank Slatlinshy, the turning teacher
who has been coming here from Omaha
for some time past giving lessons, has
completed his work, at this place, and
will here after take charge of classes
at Dodge, Howells and Clarkson. Mr.
Slatinsky has proven an excellent in
structor, and a gentleman in every way
and will be missed by his many friends
J. H. Randall departed last evening
with his wife and family for Hamilton,
Wyomihg, where he will engage with
his brother-in-law, R. A. William, on a
ranch. Mr. Randall is a son of Rev. A.
A. Randall, and has been engaged in
the Burlington shops at this place, but
being dissatisfied with the short time
which he was getting, accepted this
position knowing it must be better than
the one which he gives up.
Last evenin, while at work in the
Burlington lumber yard, John Rotter
had the- misfortune to have a large
timber fall upon his foot, mashing and
bruising it very severely, so much so
that he is layed up for the present.
Miss Winnie Robinson and sister,
Gertie, were passengers to Omaha this
morning, and were accompanied by
little Gail Hunter, of Omaha, who has
been visiting in the city, a guest at
the home of Thomas W. Glenn and
Andy Carlson, secretary of the Scan
dinavian Mutual Insurance company, of
Swedsburg, this state, was a visitor in
the city last evening, a guest of Luke
L. Wiles, of whom he bought a fine
blooded bull of the Red Polled strain,
departed for Wyoming.
Mrs. Geo. O. Sowin, nee Miss Emma
Adams, and little son, Kenneth, accom
panied by Miss Carrie Adams, came in
this morning from their home at Gard
ner, Mass., and will visit with friends
and relatives in the city, guest at the
home of O. C. Dovey and family.
Wm. Stotler and son, C. S. Stotler,
from east of Union, was a visitor in
the city today, having business at the
court house, and while here made this
office a pleasant call. Mr. Stotler is
suffering a great deal from a cataract
on his left eye, will go to Omaha to
morrow to consult Dr. Gifford for ad
vice and treatment.
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D. O. Dwyer was a visitor in Omaha
Sam G. Smith, of Rock Biuffs, was
in the city today.
Emmons Burton was a visitor in Om
aha this afternoon.
T. M. Carter was a buainesa visitor
to Blair this afternoon.
Oscar Gapin, of south of Murray, was
visiting in the city today.
G. F. S. Burton returned last evening
from an extended trip to Mexico.
C. E.Wescott is making some repairs
at his home by painting and papering
I. D. Clapp was a visitor in the city
today, having business with D. O.
Martin Houck came in this morning
and is visiting with friends in the city
for the day.
J. H. Meisinger and daughter were
visitors in the city this morning, from
near Cedar Creek.
T. II. Pollock was a visitor in Omaha
II. N. Dovey transacted business in
Uncle Levi Rusterholtz ami family
from west of Murray were visitors in
the city today.
Miss Margaret Rennie was a visitors
in Omaha this afternoon, where she is
visiting with he sister.
Mrs S. G. Connors, of New Albany,
Indiana, and Mrs T. P. Livingston were
visitors with friends in Omaha this af
ternoon. S. E. Sargent, of Omaha, was a basi
ls ness visitor in the city this morning.
Chas Creamer, of south of Rock Bluffs
was a visitor in the city this morning.
Raymond Gilmore departed yesterday
for near Manlev, where he will farm
for the coming year.
i Fred Stadleman is so he can get out
and walk around, but it is in no ways
strong as he would like to be.
j John Campbell and wife, from South
! Bend, were visitors in the city thi3
: morning, having business at the court
Rev. F. W. Brink, of the United
Brethren church, south of the city, liv
ing near Mynard, was a visitor in the
city this morning.
Mrs. Maude Burley, of Omaha, was a
visitor in the city this morning, a guest
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Homer McKay.
Mrs. Mary Buckingham, after having
visited with friends in Union for the
past few days, departed for her home
at Glenwood, Iowa, this morning.
A. J. McMillen, of near Pacific Junc
tion, was a visitor in the city this morn
ing, looking after some business mat
ters. Harry Sargent, of Weeping Water,
was a business visitor in the city this
morning, and departing for Omaha on
C. D. Woodworth, of Omaha, was a
visitor in the city this morning, looking
after some business matters relatives
to the lowering of Main street.
Misses Elizabeth Kuhney and Nettie
Vallery departed this morning for Glen
wood, Iowa, where they have accepted
positions as attendents in the Institute.
Mrs George P. Weidman was a pass
enger to Havelock this morning, where
she will visit at the home of her son.H.
E. Weidman and daughter, Mrs. Fred
A. J. Lepinski, of Omaha, was a visi
tor in the city last evening, looking af
ter some matters relative to the Eagles,
and returning home on the Burlington
E. Y. Hauley of Shenandoah, Iowa,
was a visitor in the city yesterday aft
ernoon, looking after some business in
regard to his building here, formerly
the Wetencamp building.
Mrs. Thomas Kempster, who is visit
ing in the city, was a passenger to Om
aha thi3 morning, where she goes to
meet her daughter, Miss Alice, who is
coming from McCook this afternoon.
Geo. Stander Wednesday captured a
litter often coyote kittens, north of the
city, which he has now. The coyotes
are not very pleantiful, and the capture
of this lot is rather a strange occur
ance. Frank Stanley was a visitor in Om
aha this afternoon, where he goes to
close a deal for the sale of 19 sections
of land in the Panhandle of Texas. The
sale being made to J. B. Larnard.
Arthur P. Vosburg, the Christian
Science lecturer, who is to lecture at
the Parmele Opera House on Tuesday,
May 5th, is said to be a man of a great
deal of ability and a very pleasing
speaker. Those who are interested in
the theme will do well to here him.
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