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"Mr. Takt's weight has not yet
made him bow legged, " remarks an ex
change. No, but his efTorts to stand
on the republican platform soon will.
The republican politicians are making
a desperate efliort to hold the "nigger"
vote in line. As the democratic party
is not appealing to the "nigger" vote,
that's one desperate effort that should
And now the republican newspapers
and politicians are angry because Bryan
insists upon sticking to the Denver
platform. This is but natural even
William II. Taft wouldn't dare to stick
to the one at Washington and ratified
A well, known traveling man of Lin
coin says he knows who demolished the
Taft banner in that city, and that it
wasn't a democrat either. When the
proper time arrives the perpetrator will
be hauled upon the carpet. Then you
will see Billy Hayward tuck his tail like
a whipped puppy.
The chairman of the republican na
tional committee is eminently correct in
aiirmise that plenty of work awaits him
in "the country west of theMissouri."
Presently he will admit the necessity of
pulling of his coat and rolling up his
sleeves in all the country between the
Missouri and the Alleghenies.
The man who injects politics into re
ig'on or religion into politics oes it
because the Almighty made a mistake
in his creation. Religion is a matter of
individual conscience. If it is not we
do not believe the Maker would have
permitted the invention of so many dif
Publicity of campaign funds before
tie election isthekindof publicity that
the country wants not publicity after
the election. The kind of publicity
promised by the Taft managers is the
same as the "tariff reform" which it
has pledged. The people of the United
States take no stock in promises of
Although Treasurer Sheldcn r as not
yet made it public, it is reported that
Rockefeller has given his check for
$1,000,000, and the Standard Oil directors
have ordered $2,000,000, to be paid to
the campaign fund. It is, of course,
understood that the suit for the
$40,000,000 fines will be drooped.
By announcing that contributions
will not be recieved from corporations,
and that contributions from other
sources will be limited to a reasonable
maxium, the democratic nationl com
mittee has gone far toward removing
politics from commercialism. It only
remains for the democratic voters to
the reform a complete success by giv
ing their financial support to the com
mittee in the stand it has taken.
Queer how little it takes to offend
some people. A couple at Weeping
Water became very indignant and pub
lished a notice that postal cards with
Bryan & Kern's picture, with the pro
phecy that they would be the success
ful candidates, were objectionable.
Now we are making a collection of
postals and will be glad to receive those
of Taft and Sherman, and will rot get
mad if we get some of Tom Watson or
the Prohibition candidate. Nehawka
Mr. Bryan is appealing to farmers
for campaign funds. But it is some
thing of a task, when the farmers are
receiving 80 cents for corn and fancy
prices for cattle; when they are in bet
ter condition than they ever were be
fore, with prospects for an even greater
measure of prosperity, to induce them
to give money to help put the demo
cratic party in power. Lincoln Star.
Such tommyrot sounds "fishy" to the
intelligent farmer. The idea of taking
the cvdit for prosperity out of the
han f m kind Providence, beats any
thing we ever heard of. Put the lead
ers of the republican party are prepared
to tae anything. But they have fooled
the farmers of this country just or.ee
too ' i vi'.h l! eir l.oos prosperity
Here's another difference between
Bryan and Taft. Bryan neither wrote
the democratic platform, nor had a j
president to write it for him, but he is
able to stand on it without inconsistency
or embarrassment. Taft's platform
dictated for him by his master and in
standing upon it he can neither escape
inconsistency nor avoid embarrassment.
If it were left to the common people
Bryan would win the presidency hands
down. But the corporate 'influences,
with their untold wealth, will fight him
to a finish. And in their fight they will
have the help of the people who will
not know where the next meal is to
come from on account of the high price
of the ordinary necessities of life. A
man deserves what he stands for.
It seems that prominent republicans
throughout the country are jumping
into the Bryan band-wagon every day
in the week. The latest addition is
Frank S. Monnett, former attorney gen
eral of Ohio, who conducted the prose
cutions in that state against the Stand
ard Oil company, and later was employ
ed by the interstate commerce commis
sion. It looks rather squally for Fatty
Taft, even in his own state.
In John W. Kern the democratic
party has nominated a man who warn
ed the delegates beforehand what he
h3d "no barrel" and that he wouldn't
ask any of his rich friends to contribute.
Kern is neither rich nor poor; he's just
a plain, every day democrat in whom
those who know him best have the
most confidence. And that's why the
convention went to Indiana for its sec
A correspondent writes to know
whether Grover is president again. He
says when the price of wool went down
under Grover's administration the re
publican papers and orators stated that
it was due to Grover and low tariff, and
as the price of wool is now about half
less than it was last year and the tariff
the highest in the history of the country,
Grover must be president again. No;
Grover isn't president, but the people
can see that political chickens will come
home to roost. The low price of wool
is the proof.
As usual, Editor Rosewater, of the
Omaha Bee, displays his smallness of
caliber by intimating that the Taft ban
ner was cut down in Lincoln by a dem
ocrat. If little Vicy thinks he can make
the people believe there are democrats
in such small business he is badly mis
t iken. The rank and file of republicans
in Lincoln know better, and are inclined
to lay the dastardly act at the door of
some of the members of the state com
mittee. The secretary of that commit
tee no doubt will get out of it if he has
to wait "until the statutes of limita
tion" have taken their run.
Since 1S97 the Republicans have been
in absolute control of the presidency
and both branches of congress. Why
did they not enact the legislation they
now promise in the Chicago platform?
Popular clamor has driven them to mak
ing promises to the people, but the
character of the men they nominated
at Chicago gives not even the hope that
they will carry them out. Upon assum
ing the presidency Roosevelt promised to
carry out McKinley's policies, but le
went squarely back on them. So will
Taft and Sherman go back on the
promises made in the Chicago platform.
They will say platforms are made to
get off of after the election. Absolute
safety in promise lies in the election of
In perusing the last issue of the Elm
wood Leader-Echo, one would naturally
judge that it was a great reform jour
nal. Now, we would suggest to the ed
itor of that paper that, as he has gone
into the reformation and "flood" busi
ness on the county option question, he
bestow a small portion of his reform
ideas in another direction. And a re-"
formation that is calculated to fill instead
of lightening the pocket-book a great
deal more than taking a drink of whis
key or glass of beer occasionally, and,
criminally speaking, a far greater evil,
according to the laws of Nebraska. And
while in the reformation business, we
would suggest that he procure a brand
new broom and sweep his own djor
yard before jumping on his neighbors.
The Journal is prepared to recite some
incidents in the career of this great re
former that might cause him to become
sick to the stomach if made public.
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Mon
day Evening's Daily Journal
T. M. Patterson was a visitor in the
Miss Francis Weidman was a, visitor
is Omaha yesterday, returning in the
Ed. Lutz was a passsenger to Omaha
today going up on No. 7 on account of
Mrs. John Karvanek was among the
passengers on the fast mail for Omaha
Miss Jessie Drost, of near Murray,
was in the city for a brief visit with
Miss Edith Pitz.
H. P. Mahoney is in South Omaha
today in the interest of the Plattsmouth
John S. Hall, the Sixth street mer
chant, was looking after business mat
ters in Omaha today.
Arthur Crissman and wife of Lincoln
are in the city for a few days visit with
relatives and friends.
Earl Travis was a sojourner in Omaha
yesterday attending the ball game, and
returning to the city this morning.
W. H. Porter, wife and baby of Ne
hawka came up for an over Sunday visit
with his brother, George, and family.
Mrs. Louis Vallery of Hutchinson, Kas. ,
arrived in the city this morning to be
the guests of Mrs. Margaret Livingston
Ray Travis came down from Omaha
Saturday night for a short visit with
his parents, returning to Omaha Sun
day. Mrs. H. D. Travis and daughte were
passengers for Pueblo, Col., where they
go to spend two or three weeks of the
France Ballence, who was visiting with
his parents over Sunday, returned to his
duties at the Glenwood Institute on No.
6 this morning.
G. S. Upton, the strong Bryan popu-
lis of Liberty precinct, drove into the
city this morning having business to tran
sact. He will return this evening.
L. C. Supp, foreman of bridges and
buildings of the Bulington was a passen
ger on the noon train for Lincoln, going
on account of the death of Supt. Wood
ring. Antony Nelsladk, trouble man for the
Independent Telephone company, was
called to Elmwood this morning by
trouble at that point. He departed on
the Missouri Pacific.
The Plattsmouth Telephone Company
today shipped three tons of copper wire
to Louisville where they expect to at
once commence the construction of a
new circuit to Lincoln.
Aug Roessler returned home Satur
day evening from a visit with friends
and relatives at Grant, Neb. He reports
having a splendid time and left his wife
and family there for an extended visit.
Repairs on the Knapp building on
Sixth street which was so badly damag
ed in the recent storm, have been com
menced and it is expected the building
will soon be placed in shape for occu
pancy. Mrs. J.B. Higley and children, James,
Violet and Gladys, are in Council Bluffs,
la., for a visit with Grant Cotner and
family, departing on the fast mail this
Mrs. H. Seivers was a passenger for
Omaha on the noon train going up to
return with her daughter who has been
at the Immanuel hospital since undego
ing an operation for appendicitis.
Messers W. C. Ramsey and J. Living
ston Richey, and Misses Florence and
Helen Dovey made a quartette which
visited in Murray Saturday night and
Sunday, the guests of the family of
Jas. A. Walker.
Mrs. Val Burkel and family departed
Saturday afternoon for Takoma and
other points in Washington, for an ex
tended visit with relatives and friends,
going from here to Lincoln on No. 3
and remaining there until the early
morning train Sunday.
Miss Lillian Bookmeyer has returned
from her pleasant trip in the east. Dur
ing her trip she visited innumerable
points of interest and had a splendid
time. She was a passenger for Omaha
this afternoon on No. 7.
J. Morgan of Frederick, Okla., is in
the city visiting with Mrs. C. A.
Harvey, his sister, Fred Morgan, Mrs.
M. W. Morgan and other relatives.
Mr. Morgan is a Oklahoma democrat,
which means one of the real kind and a
Bryan enthusiast of the most pronounc
ed kind. He is justly proud of the
record of the baby state at the Denver
convention which he attended, and from
which he is now en route home. He
places Byran's majority in the new
state at not less than 50000 and thinks
the outlook throughout the country
most flattering. From his travels
through Colorado he considers that state
sure to roll up a great majority for the
! great Commoner.
F. C. Heyden was a passenger on
No. 19 this morning for Lincoln.
D. C. York returned to his duties at
Omaha, after spending Sunday with his
parents in this city.
Judge H. D. Travis was a traveler to
Creston, la., this morning, going over
on important business.
Bert Spies and Cedric Eaton departed
for Omaha this morning, where they
expect to find employment.
Mrs. John D. Cummins and daughter,
Kittie, were passeneers this morning
on No. 19 to Omaha, going up to spend
Miss Carrie Oliver and niece were
passengers this morning for Lincoln,
where they will visit with friends for a
Carl Kunsman and Fred Ramge were
visitors in Nebraska City on Sunday,
having business to look after at that
G. O. Vincent and J. M. Campbell re
turned to Alvo on No. 7 this noon, hav
ing finished their business at the court
Miss Lillian Terhune departed on No
6 this mornins for Percival, la., where
she will visit friends and relatives for a
Miss Alta Parker, who visited her
parents in this city over Sunday, re
turned to her work in Omaha on No. 19
Miss Bernice Skinner, who has been
visiting friends in this city for several
days past, departed for her home in
Lincoln this morning.
Mrs. and Miss Becker of Council
Bluffs, la., returned to their home this
morning, after a short visit with the
family of Jos. Stendyke.
E. J. Gates and wife who have been
visiting friends in the city for a short
time, returned to their home in Univer
sity Place this morning.
H. G. Van Horn, the phonograph
man, was looking after business mat
ters in the metropolis today, being a
passenger on the early train.
Miss Amy Collins of Frement, who
has been in the city for a visit with the
family of N. W. Krissinger, returned
to her home this morning. Little Roy
Krissinger accompanied her for a short
J. W. Chase returned to Lincoln this
morning on No. 19, after a visit of a
few days with friends in this city. Mrs.
Chase will remain in the city for a
further visit, being the guest of Mrs.
F J. Morgan.
Albert Birdsall and family departed
on the fast mail this noon for Missouri
Valley where they will visit his brother
for several days.
Mrs. James Hart was a passenger for
Omaha today on the fast mail going up
for a visit with her daughter Mrs. James
Leary, for a few days.
John Boetal, wife and children, were
passengers for Omaha on the fast mail
today, being called there by the death
Mrs Boetel's grandmother.
J. G. Richey who has been looking
after business interests at Granada,
Col. for several weeks past returned to
the city yesterday morning.
Ernest Wiggenhorn and two children
and Miss Luella Lansing of Ashland,
who have been visiting the family of
F. G. Fricke for a few days, returned
to their home this morning.
G. O. Vincent of Cairo, 111., and J.
M. Campbell, of Alvo, were in the city
today attending to the affairs of the
brother of Mr. Vencent, who recently
died at Alvo. They represented the
bereaved widow, and arrived yesterday
The platform dance given by George
McDaniels and Guy Griddle was another
of those complete affairs they have
given heretofore, and a large crowd
was present and enjoyed it. The lunch
eon served at the close of the dance
made a big hit with the crowd. The
boy expect to give another dance on
Aug. l,to which everyone is invited.
Justice H. D. Barr this morning de
livered to J ustice Archer the transcript
in the case of Bates vsl Benjamin, men
tion of which has been heretofore made
in the Journal, the defendent taking a
change of venue. The case is one in
garnishment and is set for hearing July
21, at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Our former neighbor, W. G. Merriam
came in this morning from Shannon
City, Iowa, to which point he and his
j.wife went some time since, and where
j his' father is engaged as a builder. W.
; J. was formerly engaged at Burlington
j shops her, but has concluded to make
1 his home for the present at Shannon
City and work .with his father. He
gave the Journal a pleasant call this 1
morning suscribed for the Daily Journal. !
Mr. Merriam is here on business and '
will remain over tomorrow. '
Maybe you know that we have the
largest line of Dress Goods and maybe
Maybe you know that we carry the
G. D. Corset and maybe yon don't. '
Maybe you know that we handle the
Stork Goods and maybe you don't.
Maybe you know that you can buy
the Foster Hose Supporters here and
maybe you don't.
Maybe you know that we have a
Bargain Department and maybe you
Maybe you know that here is where
you find Queen Quality Shoes and may
be yon don't.
Maybe you know that we are having
special sale on Towels Monday and
Tuesday and maybe you don't.
Mavbe you know, about our Bed
Spread Sale Wednesday and Thursday
and maybe you don't.
Maybe you know that it is hot and
maybe you don't.
Maybe you know that we have a fine
line of Gauze Underwear and maybe you
Maybe you know that Friday and
Saturday you can buy Calicos for 4c per
yard and maybe you don't.
Maybe win know that Dovey's store
is the place to find what you want and
maybe vou don't. You ought to.
AT DALLAS, TEXAS
H. A. Schneider Says it is One of!
the Greatest Convention
Henry Schneider returned to the city
last night from the Elk's convention at
Dallas, Texas. He is enthusiastic at
the great success of the convention and
loud in his praise of Dallas as a con
vention city. The convention, trans
acted much business of importance,
adopting an emblem which will be copy
righted, consisting of a clock with the
hands pointing to the hour of 11, and
surmounted with an elk's head with a
star above a beautiful design. The
next convention will be held in Los
Angeles in 1909.
While in the south Mr. Schneider, in
company with Will Clement, visited Ft.
Worth, going over on the interurban,
which he praises highly for good ser
vice, and Galveston, which struck his
fancy as the finest city in the south.
He and Mr. Clement made a Failing
trip on the gulf, which he describes as
highly exhilarating. Henry was also
loud in his praise of the manner in
which Dallas took care of the conven
tion, there being excellent accommoda
for all at reasonable rates. The crowds
on Wednesday and Thursday were so
great that traffic on the principal
streets of the city was stopped, street
cars being unable to proceed and the
city being given over to a good time.
There was tremendous noise, the
crowds being the loudest ever heard.
The parade of the Elk's was a very
fine one, having eighteen bands in it
and stretching out to a great length.
There were many finely uniformed
lodges represented, Austin, Tex., taking
the prize for the neatest appearing
body. The city was splendidly decor
ated for the occasion and taken all in
all it was a hummer.
Mr. Schneider retnrned over the M.
K. & T. Ry., which he praises highly for
its service. Mr. R. W. Clement con
tinued on to St. Louis, Mo.
It Can't Be Beat
The best of all teachers is experience.
C. M. Harden, of Silver City, North
Carolina, says: "I find Electric Bitters
does all that's claimed for it. For
Stomach Liver and Kidney troubles it
can't be beat. I have tried it and find
it a most excellent medicine. " Mr.
Harden is right ; it's the hojt of all
medicines, also for weakness, himejhack,
and all run down conditions. Best too
for chills and malaria. So'd ur.der
guarantee at F. C. Fricke I'z Co. dm;:
A meeting was to have been held it
the ball park yesterday evening to or
ganize a ball team to represent the Y.
M. B. C. of the Methodist Sunday
school, they intending to play a series
with the Y. M.B. C. of the Presbyterian
church. Owing to various conditions
there were not many present and the
matter was postponed until later. It iB
proposed to have a series of games ar
ranged between the two classes, similar
to those played a year ago, each class
being confident it has the best playerB.
An Honest Doctor
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SVLVlsTfclt K. SMITH.
Robust Health Ruined.
MR. SYLVESTER E. SMITH, Room
218, Granite Block, St. Louis, Mo.,
writes: "Peruna Is the best friend a
ick man can have.
"A few months apro I came here In a
wretched condition. Exposure and
dampness had ruined my once robust
neaun. l nati ca-
T h c Sick
tarrhal affections of
the bronchial tubes, .ieral
and for a time there "nation
was a doubt as to my recovery. Mder.
'My pood honest old doctor r.dri.-ed
me to take Peruna, which I did aod in
a short time my health began to im
prove very rapidly, the bronchial
trouble gradually disappeared, and in
three months my health was fully re
'Accept a gratefnl man's thanks for
his restoration to jserfect health."
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