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ri'HMsiiKi) wbkkia at Our governor received ten votes for
FLA'rrSMOUTH, NEiiHASKA yice pre8ident in the Chicago conven-
R. A. BATKS, I'uiiJkiikk. tion- That is ten more than the gov-
ernor of Iowa got.
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braHka. !scondci-Nit mutter. The Fourth of July is rapidly drawing
near, and the nearer it approaches the
The democratic party itself couldn't more convinced the journal becomes
have helped Bryan so much as that Chi- thafc nea,y everybody i3 coming to
cago convention did. Plattsmouth to celebrate.
Bryan had the best chance yet before
that Chicago convention. And his
chances are four hundred per cent bet
You don't hear republicans say as
much about "sound money" as you used
to. Things have changed since congress
The next president of the United
States will be nominated at Denver and
elected by votes which cannot be deliv
ered under the "modern economy"
system of controlling the market.
Democrats and all others who know
that business means business will go on
prospering to fill the dinner bucket with
prosperity, without stopping to read
platforms published to apoligize for
Make up your mind to bring your en
tire family toPlattsmouth on theFourth.
We guarantee you the finest time you
ever enjoyed at our Fourth of July eel
No doubt President Roosevelt looks
forward eagerly to that African lion
hunt. His recent chase after the "al
lies" was as exciting as pot-shotting a
heard of harmless herbivora.
.lNO delegation at uenver will repre
sent a flying wedge with a foot ball
champion at the apex and no hatchet
used as part of the operation of the
machine of federal officeholders will be
offered in evidence.
It will be worth the trip to Denver
to see a national platform made. , The
declaration of principles of democracy
will be made on the ground and it will
be impossible to give it to the press 60
hours in advance of its adoption.
The delegates at Chicago didn't hear
the platform read and they didn't know
what it contained. But they did
know that Theodore wanted it and what
they would get if they didn't obey
Theodore's orders. So it was adopted
Havelock will not celebrate this
year, and as that city is made up of
former Plattsmouth people, of course
they all know where to come to have a
cood time and visit with the "old folks
at home." They know where they are
Theodore Roosevelt will never be
able to find forgiveness for Senator
Burrows, who in his keynote speech
described the greatest character in the
world's history and at the crucial and
paychological moment, forgot the gen
tleman's name. '
The managers of the Fourth of July
celebration in Plattsmouth are leaving
nothing undone that is calculated to
make visitors happy on that great day.
An interesting program will continue
from early morn till dewy eve, and then
comes the greatest display of fireworks
ever witnessed on any similar occa
sion. Since the programmes and big bills
have been printed, several more attrac
tions have been added to the Fourth of
July events, among which is a free
trapeze performance. The managers
are determined to have plenty of amuse
ments and they are sparing neither time
nor money to please the immense crowd
of people that will be here on theGlorious
Under the Dingley law for the past
ten months reported before the republi
can nomination for president, our im
port trade lost $180,000,000 on the previ
ous ten months. This, however, is not
20 percent of the total assessed for tax
ation as the expenditures for a single
year of republican administration. By
a somewhat remarkable coincidence the
total value of our whole imports for ten
months is $1,018,000,000, almost evenly
balancing the appropriations of the Can
There is something about the "tariff
revision" plank of the republican plat
form which is going to make the. inter
ests which profit by the high tariff
mighty friendly to the republican can
The new additions to the attractions
on the Fourth of July have been secur
ed at a great expense, but the managers
of the celebration in Plattsmouth this
vear are untiring in their effort3 to
please the immense crowd that will be
here to enjoy the great day.
A boom has been started in Iowa for
Jerry Sullivan as a running mate of
Mr. Bryan's. Jerry is all right in every
way for vice president, but it is putting
the candidates too close together, and
doesn't give the other sections of the
country a fair show. It would be un
democratic, to say the least.
The Journal desires to inform its
friends in the country the celebration
on the Fourth will be held in Garfield
park, where all the exercises will come
off. People who bring their dinner wil
have fine shade and plenty of ice water.
The program at the park has been ar
ranged especially for those who come
to hear the orations, good music, etc
You are not compelled to stand out in
the hot sun this year.
Of course, a president who has the
power to raise and lower tariff rates,
"within certain limitations," would be
likely to be right vicious in reducing
the tariff on articles made by concerns
which furnish the money for his cam
paign. Or, if he couldn't be, the Roose
velt platform was drafted upon the
assumption that the public would believe
that he would damage his wearing ap
parel in his efforts to accomplish the
The Lincoln Star (rep.) says: "The
republican national ticket presents the
peculiar combination of a man who rep
resents, heart and soul, the policies
that have endeared Theodore Roosevelt
to the American people, and a man who
has been the opponent, in almost every
case, of the Roosevelt measure in the
house. The presence of James S. Sher
man on the national ticket may do no
harm, but either if the temper of dele
gates who voted for and against him is
considered, will it be good."
SlN'CE the Chicago convention there is
no question as to Mr. Bryan carrying
Nebraska. This being a settled question,
a great work devolves upon the demo
cracy of the state to make the victory
complete by the election of the entire
state ticket. If we make a great mis
take in the selection of a candidate for
governor, in this alone comes a great
drawback to the success of the entire
ticket. Mr. Bryan should not be hamp
ered by a candidate that will be a pull-
back during the entire campaign, and
in the end pull the party down to de
feat. A man is not a true and good
democrat who will insist upon being a
candidate simply because he thinks he
can get the nomination and that Mr.
Bryan is able to pull him through. Give
us a popular candidate for governor
one who has never been a candidate be
fore, and is a good campaigner, and
the democratic flag will be carried on
to victory in November.
The republican national platform is a
mingled platitude of brags. It pictures
the woes that would have come to the
country under democratic rule, and it
parades the blessings that a republican
administration has showered upon us
But this is merely the bombast of poli
tics which commands no consideration
from the serious student of political af
fairs. And where thoughtful consider
ation is not invited criticism would be
wasted. So this platform may be ac
cepted as it was intended. It is a con
cession to tradition and nothing more.
Except in respect to the tariff pro
gramme no new policy is outlined and
the document may be consigned to that
oblivion for which its makers destined
The democratic national convention
looks more and more like a love-feast
all the time.
A goodly number of Cass county
democrats are making arrangempnts to
attend the Denver convention.
Garfield park is where all the exer
cises will take place on the Fourth. No
standing out ir. the hot sun this year.
It is begining to be suspected that
somebody dropped a few "rocks" on
the campaign fund publicity plank at
From the present indications a large
number of Plattsmouth people will at
tend the big. Log Rolling a Elmwood
Saturday. It is a fine trip to take.
The republican candidate for vice
president, James S. Sherman, is a very
sick man at Cleveland, Ohio, and his
friends are considerably worried at bis
The "frost" that the Taf t and Sherman
ticket is receiving in the middle west is
causing some alarnl among the money
bags of the east. The enthusasim is at
a very low ebb.
Kansas City Star: It is safe to say
that the temporary chairman of the
Denver conventiun will not be some os
sified senator who will make a studious
effort to avoid mention of Mr. Bryan's
The democrats of Georgia done a very
wise thing in their convention yesterday
in refusing to endorse Tom Watson as a
candidate for vice president on the
democratic ticket. The democratic
party owe Tom Watson nothing.
He has done nothing but appose it for
In the nomination of Congressman
James S. Sherman, of New York, is a
stroke in the direction of elimination
of Rooseveltism. The G. O. P. has
thrown off the mantle of "Progression
and returned to the old order of "Re
actionism. ' ' New York had to be quiet
ed, and, evidently in doing so, they have
done much to engender discord in the
party west of the Mississippi river.
The harvester trust shows a net profit
for 1907 of 8 million dollars; 4 million
dividend and $3,800,000 reserve for bat
terments after paying all expenses.
How do you, Mr. Farmer, like that?
You contribute every cent of the money
and you have been voting men into of
fice who pretend to be against the
trusts trust busters in words and yet
not a trust put out of business and not
a thing they make put on the free list.
Is it not about time you were getting
active and doing some thinking.
Something Queer About This!
(Chlcatro Inter-Ocean. Rep.)
In the recent telegraphic correspond
ence between the Hon. W. J. Bryan
and the Hon. W. H. Taft, with refer
ence to campaign fund publicity, it was
generally understood that Mr. Taft had
come out of the controversy with flying
Mr. Bryan had undertaken to entrap,
or, at least, to embarrass, Mr. Taft, by
taking him unawares, but Taft was
fully awake to the necessity of being in
in accord with the highest professions
on this important question, and he not
only put himself on record more com
pletely, but more forcibly than the
Mr. Taft's reply in this instance was
another demonstration- of the superior
moral courage and the superior ability
of Rooseveltian leadership. All politi
cal observers thought they preceived aX
once that in the evopt of his inomina
tion Mr. Taft's'1 campaign fund, at
least, would be kept free from the taint
of predatory wealth, from the polluting
influence of the unscrupulous corpora
tion, from the debauching persuasions
of the wealthy malefactor.
Yet in the republican national conven
tion on Thursday of fourth-six votes of
the state of Ohio which not only wil
lingly but cheerfully acknowleged the
Hon. W. H. Taft as their sole owner
the forty-six votes that were absolutely
at his disposal to do as he pleased with
at any time were cast on a special roll
call solidly against the proposal to make
public all contributions to national cam
Of cjurse, there is something queer
here. What itis we do not know, but
we surmise it would be uncharitable to
Every Man, Woman and Child are Talking About the
We hear it by letter and by 'phone. We hear them talk
about it in our store. That is right! We want them to come
to Plattsmouth and have a good time. Every merchant is
helping to make it a day of pleasure to any one who comes.
You will see them out among you, for they are a jolly good
lot. They want you to have a celebration you will remem
ber with pleasure for a long time to come. Our Shoe De
partment is turning out 4th of July Shoes now, and we
have them in Whites, Tans and Blacks, and once in a while
you buy a pair and when you go to pay for them we refuse
the money. Why? Pop the question. : : : : :
Greatly as Europe is reported to be
delighted at Taft's nomination, it must
be always remembered that the only
Europeans whose sentiments will count
in the November voting are those who
have become naturalized in the United
As democrats wend their way to Den
ver they will have the proud satisfaction
of knowing that every foot of the ground
they travel over west of the Mississippi
River, and on to the Pacific, was ac
quired for the union by the democratic
In 1892 the republican machine, with
Harrison in control, attempted to run
its steam roller over all who objected
to its plans for stopping the clock. The
reply to Washington questions about
1908 as 1892 over again is that the clocks
did not stop in 1892.
Mr. Bryan's discovery that the Chi
cago injunction plank is only an endorse
ment of the existing law on the subject,
and not a demand for its amendment,
has a tendency to jar the confidence of
some people in the sincerity of republi
can platform builders.
The great quadrennial council of the
democratic party will be in session at
Denver two weeks from Tuesday. One
of the fundamental essentials in which
it will differ from the Chicago gather
ing of last week is that it will say what
it means and mean Avhat it says.
Taft's nomination makes things look
brighter for Bryan, although the steel
trust and other large corporations will
do all they possibly can with their bar
rel to convince the people otherwise.
In other words they have fooled the
people before and think they can do it
The warning of the surgeon general
of the United States ought to be neces
sary to check homicidal insanity on the
Fourth of July. Still his figures of
from 80 to 92 per cent of deaths from
lockjaw due to wounds from blank-cartridge
pistols and cannon crackers are
an appeal to the common sense of par
ents. . .
National candidates vwho are war
ranted to smile and look pleasant as a
means of increasing republican pros
perity may have their uses, but the op
tism which distributes a square deal
and a square meal to their dinner buekr
ets emptied in spite of smiles will con
tinue to reach its results through the
perspiration which reduces weight.
There are many reasons why the peo
ple are all coming to Plattsmouth on
the Fourth of July. In the first place
we have more attractions than any
other place in the county. Second, the
celebration will be held in cne of the
prettiest parks in the state. Third, we
hare two good bands and two good ora
tors of the day Governor George L.
Sheldon and Judge Oldham.
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest,From Mon
day Evening's Daily Journal
T. H. Pollock was looking after some
business matters at Ashland this morn
ing. George L. Friedrich, of Lincoln, was
looking after some legal business in the
city this morning.
Isodore Sitzman, of Cedar Creek, was
looking after some business matters in
the city this morning.
Adam Kaffenberger was a visitor in
the city this morning, looking after
some business matters.
Miss Kittie Smith returned this morn
ing from a visit of some time with rel
atives in Council Bluffs.
Miss Verna Leonard returned home
this morning from a visit with her sis
ter, Mrs. J. E. Worley, at Lincoln.
Miss Marie Kaufmann, of Cedar Creek
was a visitor in' the city this morning,
looking after some business matters.
Miss Hattie Fight returned this morn
ing from Omaha, where she has been
visiting with friends for the past few
Hans Tarns and C. A. Welch depart
ed for York this morning, where they
will work for the Barlington on the
station carpenter gang.
Eugene Tighe, of Havelock, departed
for his home this mornfng, after Having
visited in the city over Sunday, a guest
at the home of his grandfather, Conrad
H. G. Van Horn and wife departed for
Omaha this morning, where Mr. Van
Horn will look after some business in
the line of purchasing supplies for his
music store here, while Mrs. Van Horn
will visit with friends.
W. R. Scull and brother, H. E. Scull,
of Iowa, who are here putting in a
moving picture theatre in the building
f ormerly occupied by Claus Speck, were
visitors in Omaha this morning. .
Mrs. W. R. Skinner, . after having
visited in the city, a guest at the home
of her parents, Herman Herold and
wife, for some time, departed for her
home at Lincoln this morning. Her
daughter, Minnie, will remain and visit
for some time.
O. W. Meisiner, of Grand Island, de
parted for his home this morning, after
having visited in the city for the past
few days, the guest at the home of J.
P. C. Hansen was a visitor at home
over Sunday with his mother and sisters
yesterday from Omaha, where he is
working, returning to his duties on the
early train this morning.
Casper J. Tygeson and wife of Ne
braska City, are rejoicing over the ar
rival of a new baby boy which came to
thier home yesterday morning. All
concerned are doing nicely.
Rev. Hancek, of the Holy Rosery
catholic church, was a visitor in Wilber
over Sunday, delivering the sermon at
the church at that place yesterday, and
returning home last evening.
Mrs. L. L. Porter and daughter were
visitors in Omaha this afternoon.
W. W. Coates was looking after some
business matters in Omaha this after
noon. Mrs. Peter Carlson returned this af
ternoon from a visit with friends in
C. W. Baylor departed this after
noon for Scribner, where he takes up
his work on the road.
C. C. Wood worth of Omaha was a
visitor in the city this morning, looking
after the paving matters.
Chas. Mapes departed this afternoon
for Clayton, New Mexico, near which
place he has a homestead.
Henry Herold was a visitor this af
ternoon in Omaha, where he has some
business matters to look after.
F. M Young, jr., of near Murray, nai
a visitor in the city this morning, look
ing after some business matters.
M iss Lillian Bookmeyer was a pas
senger to Omaha this afternoon, where
she is giving musical instructions.
Mrs. Sue Morrisy and daughter, Mis3
Jean, departed this afternoon for their
future home at Spokane, Washington.
Mrs. A. L. Anderson departed this
afternoon for Omaha, where she will
visit for a short time with her mother.
Miss Barbara Ptak departed for Sioux
City this morning, called there by the
sickness of Mr. T. O. Schroeder, the
husband of her sister.
James Fitzgerald departed this after
noon for Bridgeport, where he will
superintend the making of hay on the
Mr. W. II. Curtiss, father of J. L.
Bates departed for his home at Dunlap,
Iowa, this mornsng, after having visit,
ed with his daughter for the past week.
George Smith, general . foreman of
the Burlington shops at McCook, de
parted for his home this morning, after
having visited for some time in the city
and other points.
Ben Beckman departed this afternoon
for Omaha, where he goes to see his
son, Jacob, who is in the hospital at
that point and where he will be operat
ed upon for apprendicitis tomorrow.
W. J. White, H. A. Schenider, and
Rev. Canon Burgers were passengers
to Omaha this afternoon to attend a
banquet given as a welcome to the new
bishop of the Episcopal church of Ne
braska. Henry J. Helps, Master Machanic of
the Burlington shops at this place, has
resigned his position, effective July 1st,
and w'ill go to Los Angeles, California!
to engage in the real estate business
with his brother Arthur.
Mrs. J. W. Ruffner, of Omaha, and
Mrs. Bora Raj-, of Chicago, came down
from Omaha last Saturday evening and
visited in the city at the home of" Mr.
and Mrs. P. E. Ruffner, returning to
Omaha last evening on the Missouri
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