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The Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISH KD WEEKLY AT
II. A. HATES, Publish ku.
nter4 at the pontofflc.e at Plattamouth, N
braka. aaaccoodclaiM matter.
It will be Bryan on the first ballot.
Things to be remembered: That
$29,240,000 fine has not been collected
and Harry Orchard is still unhanged.
It is said to be really a fact that the
Omaha Bee came out one day last
week without an item pertaining to
William Jennings Bryan. Will wonders
Whether or not Speaker Cannon
made the remark attributed to him
that the only thing more cowardly
than a member of Congress was two
members of Congress he has a jolly
good right to say it.
inow that ueo. w. LJerge has an
nounceu as a candidate lor g vernor,
the Omaha Bee editor can divide his
time between that gentleman and Mr.
Bryan. Heretofore he has given mos
of his time to the great Nebraskan.
The democrats of Nebraska need
daily paper at Lincoln. One of the
rignt stripe and under good manage
ment can succeed, ve hope a move
msnt will be started in that direction
and that it will succeed beyond a doubt.
The state capital should have a demo
Contributions to the Louisville suf
fers should continue. Those who need
assistance are mostly poor people, and
have virtually lost al! they had their
homes, their furniture and clothing,
Plattsmouth has done nobly, but she
can do more. They need clothing as
well as money. Send them ' articles of
clothing if you have them.
A srrciAL fram Bimingham, Alabc-
ma, under date o" May 18, saj
"Early returns to the Ag:e-IIerald indi
cate that Bryan has carried the state
by a large majority in today's demo
cratsc pnr a ies ana that he w.ll carry
JefFerson, the largest county in Alaba
ma, by a safe majority. Final counts
in four country precincts outside JefTer
county give Bryan 9l3, Johnson 41.
.Johnson s vote will be the heaviest in
the cities where the counting is slow."
Alfred Henry Lewis says: "If
Pilate's salary in the time of Christ
had been $250,000 a year, and if Pilate
had lived until now and had saved
every cent of his salary he would not
have as much today as Carnegie has."
Carnegie is rated at a half a billion,
and Pilate's wealth would lack $50,-
000,000 of being equal to Carnegeie's
wealth. This vast sum has been ac
cumulated through the aid of a pro
tective tariff. Will the people ever
realize how much they have been
swindled by a protective tarriff?
A meeting of the vice presidents of
the Missouri River Navigation congresa
from the seven states comprising this
organization will be held in Sioux City,
June 10 to fix the date for the annual
convention to be held in Yankton. This
announcement was made by George C.
Call, secretary of the congress, on his
return from the national resources con
ferencc at Washington. Yankton bust
ness men have requested that the con
vention be the summer, so they
can provide a river demonstration as
one of the entertaining features.
It seems to us that Omaha should be
satisfied with the trade they are already
getting from Plattsmouth and vicinity
without offering cheap excursion rates
to that citv in order to get more. Do
the retailers of that city believe in
tearing down one community in order
to build ut another? Suppose the re-
. tail merchants of Plattsmouth retaliate
by giving the whosesale dealers of Om
aha a wide berth and buy their goods
elsewhere? How would the whole
salers like such a movement? We im
agine they would kick. We have a
right to kick on the same principle.
It is said that business among the re
tailers in Omaha has fallen off to such
a great extent that they are forced to
appeal to the commercial club to aid
them in the way of running excursions
into that city to boom trade. One of
these excursions is to take place next
Tuesday from this city, and the ft n is
placed at 35 cents for the round trip.
This may induce many to take advant
age of the cheap rate, but we hope not
for the purpose of buying goods.
Plattamouth merchants have to live as
well as Omaha merchants, and the
Journal thinks it is very cheeky on the
part of the Omaha commercial club to
seek more trade than that city is al
ready receiving from Plattsmouth and
vicinity. There is already too many
people go from here to Omaha and buy
goods, for the benefit of our own mer
chants, and the gluttonish way in
which Omaha is proceeding is too much
like tearing down one community to
build up another, and the Journal re
gisters a good big kick against move
ment. Those Pittsburg embezzlements are
becoming rather regular. Another
The street work is - now progressing
nicely, and it is probable that it will
continue to to the end.
A New Yorker was recently de
clared insane because he believes he
is the greatest man in the country.
There are otners very much at large
suffer from the same delus5on.
President Roosevelt attributes his
success to "absolute indifference to his
future career." Judging from his
actions during the past few years, he
hasn't cared what become of him or
of anybody else.
A special from Washington, under
date of May 16, says: "The senate to
day passed a bill introduced by Senator
Burkett appropriating $50,000 for the
construction of a federal building at
1 HE liureau of insular Anairs is
struarffling with the question whether
a turtle is a reptile or an animal, but
the customs officials should be able
to settle it nnier the same rule by
which they decided that frogs legs are
dressed chicken. The tariff certainly
Ths Journal is under many obliga
tion to Senator Burkett for a copy of
the new congressional directory. It has
been so long since we have received
any suca favors from Washington,
that we feel highly elated over this
recognition from Senator Burkett. It
is a very valuable document.
"The Laziest Man Alive," was the
abject for the sermon at the Metho
dist church in Elmwood last Sunday. It
was no doubt an interesting talk, but
it is very doubtful if the right man was
in attendance. "The Laziest Man in
Town," would be a good subject for
for one of our pastors to preach from
next Sunday, it would be hard to tell
which one such a sermon would hit,
the hardest in this town. Maybe they
are too lazy to care.
There is no longer any doubt about
the nomination of Bryan at Denver,
and very little as to Taft at Chicago.
You may as well get ready to choose
whom you will vote for, now, as later.
If you want the reform demanded by
the people you should vote for a com
plete change. Try it and see if the de
sired results will not follow. Congress
needs renovating and the senate should
be freed from the trust lackies. To
bring this about state legislatures
must be Democratic. You can pre
pare to cast your votes for democrats,
or submit to the trust you have had
George W. Berge has announced
his candidacy for governor, and in his
declaration as such, say: "So far as
the primary ngnt is concerned l am
willing to submit my candidacy for
governor to the democrats and populists
of the state. My effort will be to unite
the forces. My idea is that at the
primaries all the democratic and popu
list votes should be counted together
and whoever receives the most votes
have the nomination of both parties
and I am willing to be bound thereby
provided all other candidates before the
primaries publicly agree to this plan.".
Mr. Berge's proposition is fair, but icis
no fairer than perhaps other candidates
who will enter the race. We would
hate to think that there would be one
man enter the race who would not
agree to abide by the decision of the
Speaker Cannon is widing, however,
to have Illinois set apart as a perman
ent Presidential reserve.
Alabama goes about 10 to lfor Bryan
. IWI 1 A. it
m its primaries, mis is aoout me
way it will be at Denver.
It is said that Uncle Joe is beginning
to weaken in tvranical ruling in the
house. Who would have thought it?
The republicans will have to get
someone else to defeat Bryan for the
nomination at Denver. It is a forgone
conclusion that Johnson can't near
An army of 80,000 parasites has been
let loose in Massachusetts on the gypsy
and brown tail moths. What do you
suppose these moths find to live on in
The delegates from the state of
Washington are instructed in the right
way. They go to Denver with instruc
tions to vote for Bryan "first, last and
all the time." There is no instructions
The instructions were made in Califor
The Ways and Means majority gave
formal notice in Congress Monday that
there would be "no tariff revision" at
this session. This sad news has been
broken to the public so gently and
gradually during the last five months
that the shock was scarcely percepti
The Kansas City merchants are tak
ing boat excursions up and down the
Missouri river and visiting their trade
customers, instead of by railway. This
is what may be called "business as well
as pleasure" trios. They have not
reached this far ud vet. Ihey have a
band with them. This is certainly a
"trade getter" movement, and we hope
they will visit Plattsmouth.
Two steamboats arrived in Kansas
Citv Monday from St. Louis, loaded
with merchandise for Kansas City
dealers, and the Star prints a picture
of the scene at the wharf unloading the
goods. It looks good to us. They have
been boating on the lower Missouri
river for two or three seasons, and the
freighting seems to be increasing each
year. Maybe at this time next year
we will see freighting on the river this
Senator Bob Taylor, of Tennessee,
made his maiden speech in the senate
yesterday, and it was a dandy, too.
While the entire speech is grand and
good, there is one paragraph' which
contains more truth than has been ut
tered by any member of that body in
ages. It is as follows: "What is the
difference whether we go the secession
route or the centralization route. They
both mean destruction of the union. I
do not pretend to be a great constitu
tional lawyer, but if that instrument
means anything it is that all power not
expressly conferred upon the federal
goverment is reserved to the state."
The sweet girl graduates are mighty
fine to look upon. The class this year
composes some of the best looking
young ladies that ever gratuated from
the Plattsmouth High school. It is the
mist attractive age in a girl's life, and
this is looked upon by the community
as the most interesting and responsible
period of their lives. They are the
pride of the household, and the Journal
hopes they will meet with success and
happiness after they take leave of the
High school. As to the boys well,
they never get serious until many years
after graduation, and are expected,
the most of them, to look out for them
selves. The following special from St. Paul,
Minnesota, would indicate that much.
The special is under date of yesterday:
"Governor Johnson took his defeat in
Alabama very cheerfully and is quoted
as saying that it was nothing more than
he expected. 'I .was practically un
known down there, he said. 'My
friends have tried to make me believe
that I would win there, but I was satis
fied that I would not. Mr. Bryan is
well known personally in that part of
the country. They also tried to make
me believe that I was solid in Califor
nia, but I was not so sanguine as some
of my friends have been. ' " Governor
Johnson is too good a man to be thus
sacrificed at the expense of a lot of
political enemies of Mr. Bryan. He
FAITHFUL HOUSEWIVES OF THE
Send Grateful Tributes to Dr. Hartman
for Benefits Received From Pe-runa.
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MRS. I. C. NOLAN.
No More Throat Trouble.
Mrs. D. C. Nolan, Gem,
Kas., writes: "I havo no
more throat trouble, thanks
to Peruna. It is the only
medicine I care to have. I
always feel safe when I have
it in the house.
"I have used Peruna for
nine years and I ought to
know about it. Peruna has
helped me a great many
times, and I shall praise it to
every one of my friends."
Ever since Peruna was in
troduced to the public thirty
years ago, tho housewife has
been an ever faithful friend to Peruna.
She it is that has seen the practical
benefits of the use of Peruna in the
When the baby has snuffles or cold she
givesafewdosesof Peruna,instead of fill
ing the system with the doctor's drugs.
"When the school children have coughs
or colds she again resorts to Peruna.
When any member of the family is
afflicted with catarrh, either in its acute
form or chronic, Peruna is resorted to.
In a large number of minor ailments
6he finds Peruna a never-failing remedy.
All this has won the confidence of the
housewife in Peruna, which cannot be
easily shaken by the statements of
people who know nothing of Peruna,
having never had any personal experi
ence is its use.
sees now that he has made a grand
mistake in listening to tl e:r advice, and
is to be pittied.
To the completedess of the parallel
between the president and a certain
European ruler, with whom he is fre
quently compared, there has hitherto
been lacking, on our side, the invoca
tion of the principle of lese-majeste.
Now the omission is to be rectified. A
Colorado minister has been arrested
on the charge of libeling the president
through the mails and it is something
calculated to make the foreign iu!er
sit up. For it is not a question of
sending to jail a socialist editor, whose
business 'tis to be vituperative, and
whose distinction is to draw the official
lightning and thunder. Here is a clergy
man whom injured majesty drags from
his pulpit into court. We refuse to see
in the incident an augury to Mr. Roose
velt's determination to accept a third
term. But simply, as his space of
power draws to a close, the president
grows aware of the dignity of high
office and what is due to it. . Never
reluctant to admit a fault or correct an
error, he now recognizes that his
earlier method of meeting libel by
calling the man a liar - carries with it
a certain lack of decorum. So in the
future we are to have trials and
Surprised His Friends.
Our friend and former fellow-citizen,
F. L. Mary, of Chehalis, Washington,
surprised his many friends by stepping
off the 5 o'clock Burlington passenger
train last evening. He is enroute for
his childhood home in New Washington,
Ohio, and stopped over night to visit his
former friends and neighbors, renewing
his journey this morning. He gave the
Journal a pleasant call during his stay,
and reports Mr. and Mrs. Neville in
good health and happy and prosperous.
Miss Agnes is deputy pSstmistress at
Chehalis at a salary of $1,000 per year,
and Mrs. Mary and the babies are in
splendid health. Their friends in Platts
mouth will be pleased to learn of their
welfare. Mr. Mary says he will prob
ably stop off for a few hours on his
P. E. Ruffner and wife were visitors
in Omaha this morning, where they will
visit with relatives for the day.
Pe-ru-na Tablet. -
Some people prefer to
take tablets, rather
than to take medicine
In a fluid form. Such
people can obtain
Peruna tablet, which
represent the medicinal
Ingredient of Peruna.
Each tablet la equiva
lent to one average dose
Mrs. T. J. Ballardi
Prycr Creek, Indian
Territory, writes: "I
keep free from my old
stomach trouble, feel
no catarrhal symptoms
at all. I am able to do
my work, eat and drink
what I want, and am re
joiced to know that I
found a sure cure in
your valuable medicines."
Mrs. Augusta Pauline Ochs, It.
F. D. 2, North English, Iowa
writes: "I took Peruna over
three years. I suffered from sys
temic catarrh and had pains la
my right side so I could hardly do
"I am C6 years old, and am now
doing all my housework, i am in
the best of health, and cannot
thank Dr. Hartman enough for his
advice and medicine."
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MRS. AUGUSTA PAULINE OCHS. B fZtM
Systemic Catarrh. MlM ,
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Mon
day Evening's Daily Journal
Chas. Mapes was a business visitor in
Omaha this morning.
Carl Kunsman was a business visitor
in Omaha this afternoon.
Emil Walters and Thomas Mnhoney
were visitors in Omaha this morning.
Miss Emma Myers and trimmer were
business visitors in Omaha this after
noon. Joseph Ripple returned this morning,
after visiting in Pacific Junction over
Miss Mina Thierolf was a visitor in
Omaha thi3 morning.
A. J. Trillity was a business visitor
in Omaha this afternoon.
Mrs. M. Archer was a visitor with her
daughter at Omaha this morning.
C. L. Herger, the baker, went out to
Louisville yesterday to view the wrecks.
Adam Stoehr and family and George
orn and family were visitors in Louis
E. T. Powell, the Missouri Pacific
agent and wife were visitors in the city
W. V. Price and wife, of Alliance,
came in last evening for a few days
visit with relatives and friends.
Mrs. P. C. Peterson was a visitor in
Omaha this morning, where she will
visit over Sunday.
Miles Standish, of Murray, was a
visitor in the county seat today, looking
after some business matters.
Miss Lillian Bookmeyer was a passen-
ger to Omaha this afternoon, where
she will give musical instructions.
Mrs. Robert Ward and daughter, Miss
Agnes, were visitors with friends in
Omaha today, going this morning.
Chas. McReynolds and wife, of near
Murray, was a visitor in the city this
morning, looking after some business
Rev. J. E. Swanson, after having vis-'
ited in the city and preached at the ;
Swedish Mission church yesterday, de
parted for his home at Wahoo this
DyapepaJa and Coitfttlpatloa.
Mrs. John M. Stabler, Millersburg,
Ind., writes: "I have been cared of
very bad case of catarrh of the stomach
and constipation, and a complication of
ailments that I have bad for several
"I doctored with three doctor who
did me not much good, so I quit doctor
ing. I bought a bottle of Pernna and
commenced taking It. X found I wa
getting some better, bat thought I was)
not doing as well as I might. So I
wrote to Dr. Hartman to see what b
thought about me. lie gave me special
directions and medical advice.
"To our astonishment I Improved and
am today a well woman and weigh as
much as I ever di J in my life.
"My old friends In Ohio, where W
moved from about fifteen months ago,
say when they see me, 'How well yoa
look. I did not expect to see yoa ever
look so well again.' I tell them I would
not look so well if It had not been for
" Peruna saved my life. I recommend
Peruna wherever I am, and when any
of our folks are sick I give them Peruna
J. C. Coleman was a visitor in Oma
ha this afternoon.
Walter Cummings was a visitor in
the metropolis this afternoon.
Miss Gladys Marshall visited with
friends in Lincoln over Sunday.
Perry Marsh, of Rock Bluffs, was a
visitor in the city this afternoon.
Mrs. I. H. Dunn was a visitor with
friends in Omaha this morning.
Dr. A. P. Barnes was looking after
some business matters in Omaha this
Rev. J. H. Salsbury, wife and son,
Russell, were visitors in Omaha this
Miss Anna Weidman arrived last even
ing from a few days' visit with friends
Mrs. W. T. Scotton and daughter.
Miss Loretta, were visitors in Omaha
J. P. Falter was looking after seme
business matters in the metropolis
Rev. A. A. Randall, wife and daugh
ter, Ina, were passengers to Omaha
Mrs. Frances Mesick and daughter,
Miss Josephine, were visitors in Omaha
C. C. Parmele and wife were visitors
in Omaha this afternoon, where they
will visit with friends.
J. F. Meisinger of near Cedar Creek
was a visitor in the city this afternoon,
transacting business with our mer-
Mrs. Fred Heinrich departed for her
home in Havelock this afternoon, after
visiting with friends in the city over
E. A. Wurl and wife were visitors in
Omaha this afternoon, where they wiil
after some business and will also
visit with relatives,
Mrs. E. E. Ridgeway. of Lincoln
after having visited in the city with
her friend, Mrs. T. N. Hoffing. over
Sunday, returned home this mornivg.
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