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Pekhai"S the smallest man in the
whole world is Victor Rosewater. The
account of the Bryan notification as
published in some of the eastern papers
looks and reads much as if he had been
th moving spirit in reporting it.
The State Journal in its report of the
notification at Lincoln did itself proud.
It's report of the meeting was able, un
biased and non-partisan in character, a
striking comparison with some other
papers, and something which the paper
will find is to it's great advantage.
There is no place in the newspaper
world where Ananias and Munchausen
shine to better advantage than in the
Omaha Bee and the Hearst papers.
Thev hae a better acquaintance with
such characters than any democratic
The Texan who has a St. Louis record
of holding to his money after losing his
memory is the man to enter in Texas
politics against John W. Gates. Other
wise Texas may find what Gates sue
cesses mean in leaving his opponent
memories as assets.
The negroes are fighting Taft, is the
word that comes from all sides, the
negroes reterred to being the negro
politicians. Which is true. The negro
politicians always fight the nominees of
both parties until they get their price.
And the republican politicians always
pay the price.
The democrats of Cass county should
be sure and vote for John Mattes, of
Nebraska City, for the office of secre
tary of state at the primary September
1. Mr. Mattes is one of the ablest Ger
man citizens in the state, and is abnnd
antly well qualified for the position. A
vote for John Mattes means a vote in
the right direction. "
The democrats over in the Third con
gressional district, it seems to us, are
acting very unwise, to say the least.
By their foolishness they have lost all
the chance they ever had of electing a
congressman. It is a disgrace and men
ace to the democratic party of the state
the way they are acting and the laughing-stock
The democrats of Cass county will
have a most excellent ticket in the nomi
nation of those who have filed to enter
the primaries. Senator, W. B. Ban
ning; representatives, Jno. P. Sattler
and O. W. Laughlin; float representa
tive, M. A. Bates; attorney, Will C.
Ramsey; commissioner. Cam Seibert.
The Herald knows most of these gen
tlemen personally and knows them to
be reputable, representative citizens
and the people of Cass county will make
no mistake in electing them next November.-
And the republican panic still contin
ues. The Pillsbury-Washburn Milling
company of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
has found times so close and money so
hard to get that it has been placed in
the hands of a receiver. Even during
the Cleveland panic these mills did not
close. When Secreaary Shaw said re
cently in a speech at Detroit, Michigan,
that the panic of 1907 was the most dis
astrons and widespread in the history of
the country he wasn't far out of the
way. Even with Taft's nomination in
dustrial depression continues. The elec
tion of Bryan could not possibly make
matters worse. But we have every
reason to believe that it would make
matters infinitely better. Let us try it.
Only one or two heads of depart
ments and state officers on the south
side of the state house Wednesday closed
their doors to visitors during the Bryan
notification ceremc nies and thus indicat
ed to taxpayers who pay their salaries
that they consider a public office a
private snap for themselves and a few
chosen friends. Visitors from over the
state who came to the building to view
the crowds were generally of the
opinion that they have a right to enter
a public office during business hours ,
regardless of whether they desire to
transact business or to look at furniture
ar.d pictures on the walls. The visitors
who were denied admittance to publi
offices went away with a feeling of dis
gust at the shortsightedness of Borne
pubBc officials. -State Journal.
The Taf t managers are enjoying a lucid
interval. They have quit claiming the
South and gone to work trying to carry
Now, it i3 a five million dollar copper
company that has gone into the hand3
of a receiver. The echoes of "my pol
icies" continue to be heard throughout
The railroads gave excursions to the
Taf t acceptance celebration and refused
to even reduce rates to the Bryan ac
ceotance at Lincoln. Even the railroad
knows which side of its bread is butter
The Republicans are in a serious
diemma over the political situation in
the state of New York, and don't see
any way out. The situation is peculiar,
and may cost the party the electoral
vote of the state.
When the Presidential candidate of
the Democratic party is notified his ac
ceptance means that dinner pails ought
to have some more satisfactory filling
that the sort of prosperity which offers
them nothing but protection when
Every time there is a new legislative
deal at Washington, the corporate in
terests say to the farmer, " You take
the turkey, or I'll take the turkey and
you take the buzzard." Nobody ever
says "turkey" to the farmer.
Bryan went into Oklahoma and advis
ed the people to adopt the constitution
which stands for deposit guarantee and
control of corporation and trust affairs.
Taft went into Oklahoma and advised
the people to not adopt those regnlations.
Taft still stands against those regulat
ions. Are you for or against those re
gulations? Again Mr. Taft is to be commended
for his wisdom in refraining from dis
cussing Mr. Bryan's latest speech. Or,
if it was the guardians whom Theodore
has appointed for Willam, who prevent
ed him from putting his foot into it,
they are to be congratulated.
After carefully considering the mat
ter, the Roosevelt managers have de
cided to send Mr. Taft home and make
him stay there. This conclusion was in
evitable after the breaks which Mr.
Taft made at Kansas City, Boston,
Cooper Union, New York, and at Grant's
tomb. Every time Mr. Taft refrains
from telling the people what he propos
es to do, he saves himself votes.
They say now that Chairman Hay
ward of the state committee begged
Chairman Hitchcock of the national
committee to take him on board, so
that he could escape responsibility for
the ship-wreck that is sure to follow
the course pursued in Nebraska by the
chief Taft agent, Victor Rosewater.
Mr. Hayward is a wise man.
We notice that they have organized
a Taft Club at Pawnee City, and when
it was organized, it unnaimously passed
a resolution favoring the Bryan law to
guarantee bank deposits. The Pawnee
City Taft club ought to print this reso
lution on silk ribbon and send a copy to
Judge Taft, because Taft is against the
deposit law and Mr. Bryan is for it.
If the Pawnee City club wants a bank
deposit guarantee law they will have
to vote for Mr. Bryan and against Pol
lard for congress.
, What Democrats Pledge.
For trial by jury in case of indirect
contempt in in juction cases.
For employers' liability act.
For national department of labor
with a represenative in the cabinet.
For revision of tariff and repeal of
wood pulp duty.
For restricting power of speaker of
house of represenatives.
For publicity in campaign contribu
tions. For regulation of railroads.
For home rule.
For economy in administration.
For fewer holders of goverment
For guarantee fund to protect na
tional bank depositors.
For postal savings bank.
For improvement of waterways.
For independence of Philippines.
For election of United States Sena
tors by direct vote.
For navy sufficient to defend coasts.
For shutting out Asiatic immigration.
For separate statehood for Arizona
and New Mexico.
For generous pension policy.
For conservation natural resources.
Mr. Bryan's Acceptance.
Mr. Bryan's speech accepting the
third nomination of his party for the
presidency will go down as one of the
strongest speeches of this remarkable
It is a magnificent and courageous
advocacy of the democratic platform,
ar.d a powerful and convincing argu
ment against further misrule , of the
republicans. His pride in the princi
ples which he has been the foremost
advocate of is quite justified, as these
principles have been fully vindicated by
the course of time and today are strong
er than ever before. His declaration
that a platform is as binding for what
it omits as well as what it contains, is
the declaration of an honest and sin
cere man. And he hits the republican
candidate very hard when he declares
that a man should decline who finds his
platform unsatisfactory, or propose an
amended platform in accepting.
In line with the accepted democratic
idea, he declares for a return to the
people, a strong and truly democratic
idea. His reference to the President's
arraignment of the republican party
and Mr. Taft's endorsement thereof is
coupled with the statement that during
all the time the abuses those gentlemen
have complained of were arising the
republicans were in power and should
have checked them. This is an undeni
able statement and one that no candi
date can controvert.
His inquiry why there has been no
legislation during all the years of re
publican control touching effective
measures for the control of various
abuses is timely and his caustic re
ference to their plea for further time
is a just criticism. As he well says, he
could not discuss abuses separately in
so brief a speech but will deal with
them at different times in set speeches
His declaration that the democratic
party seeks not revolution but refor
mation is a correct statement of the at
titude of the party and a statement that
will appeal to the people.
On the whole the speech repays care
ful perusal. It is a broad and statesman-like
document, carefully drawn so
as to truely and conscienciously ex
press the views of the great de
mocratic party and a document that
will live in history as one of the master
pieces of this wonderful man.
The last issue of the Havelock Times
devotes nearly half a column of good
space to a lot of rot and blanderdash over
the probable removal of the Burlington
shop from this city to that town. The
ostensible reason for this removal is on
account of danjrer from flood. The
Times goes on to speak of Havelock be
ing high and dry and free from floods
All this is very amusing after the ex
perience of several weeks ago when the
shops in that place were flooded with
several feet of water and labor suspend
ed for several days simply for the rea
son that the waters would no.t go down
but remained in the buildings during al
that period. There is no drainage in
H avelock and the waters are liable after
any hard rain to stand over the town
for days. In this city the heavy rains
drain off immediately and within an hour
work 'can be resumed at the shops
When this state of facts is well known
it becomes a matter of speculation
why a newspaper deliberately and know
ingly prints statements the Times has
If there is no other reason for moving
the shops than flood reason, the shops
will remain here indefinitely.
"Look at the doughnut not at the
hole," is the frenzied advice of an east
ern publication that is supporting Taft
And in order to make its meaning quite
clear, it accompanies the advice with an
illustration labeling the doughnut "Big
Crop Natural Resources," for which
Providence is responsible, and the hole
"Business Depression," which Roose
velt, Taf t s boss, brought about. After
contemplating the appeal and the illus
tration, none need wonder that this
publication desires the voter to "Look
at the Doughnut Not at the Hole."
A Republican exchange says : ' 'The
government domain has always been a
favorite source of plunder by politicans
and a history of frauds perpetrated
against the government would startle
the people." And yet these politicans
of the God and morality party, after 40
years of this plundering, are asking for
four years more in which to plunder the
public and steal from the government.
Out of their own mouths do they convict
themselves. Turn the rascals out.
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Sat
urday Evening's Daily Journal
Mrs. Margaret Livingston was a pas
senger tor the north tnis morning on
Mrs. Chas. Vroman is spending the
day in Omaha having gone up on the
Dr. J. S. Livingston is spending the
day in the metropolis having been a
passenger on No. 19.
Mrs. Leitek of Omaha, daughter of
John Roetter is in the city today for a
brief visit with her parents.
Jos. Stendyke departed this noon on
the fast mail for Omaha where he will
transact business during the day.
Albert Schwartz and daughter, Agnes,
are spending the day in Omaha and
South Omaha visiting with friends.
Adam Kaffenberger, the energetic
farmer from west of the city, is looking
after business matters in the city to
day. Virgil Mullis and wife are among
those visiting during the day in Ornaha,
going up to the city on the early morn
For fancy box stationery call on the
the Journal. A fine line of the latest
up-to-date paper and envelopes in stock
all the time.
Jas. Nowak, of Omaha, father-in. law
of John Roetter, arrived in the city for
a visit with his son-in-law and family
Jacob Rummell, one of the vigorous
and successful farmers of the precinct,
was in the city this afternoon looking
V. V. Leonard is spending the after
noon and tomorrow in Lincoln, where
he will be the guest of his daughter,
Mrs. J. E. Worley.
Frank Sivey departed this afternoon
for Englewood, S. D., where he will
visit "for several weeks with his father
who is located at that point.
W. D. Wheeler one of Rock Bluffs
precinct's best men and a popular fa
vorite the county over, is in the citv
today looking after business.
Among the Union visitors today was
W. J. Partridge, wife and child who will
take in the reunion and visit with Mrs.
Partridge's father, Geo. Marks and
Mrs. Kate Gibney of Havelock who
has been in the city for several days
the guest of. Mrs. Peter Hanrahan re
turned to her home this noon on the
fast mail. .
Mrs. V. F. Roetter of Cody Wyo.,
arrived in the city last evening for a
visit of several days duration with her
father-in-law and family John Roetter
of this city.
Mrs. A. W. Hallam and son, of Lin
coln, who have been the guest of friends
in the city for several days, returned to
her home in Lincoln this noon on the
S. Furlong and son came in from
Rock Bluffs this morning. They report
the rainfall there as being five-eights
of an inch and a wonderful help to the
Mrs. Ed. Emery and daughter, Lo-
rene, who have been visiting relatives
in this vicinity for several days past,
departed for their home in Lincoln on
the fast mail this noon.
Mrs. Frank Sivey and children ac
companied Mr. Sivey on his trip to
Englewood, S. D., this noon. They ex
pect to have a royal time on the trip
and intend to enjoy themselves to the
Ray Wiles and wife arrived in the
city this morning for a visit with Capt.
Issac ' Wiles and family. Their little
daughter who has been visiting with
her grandparents for some time past
became homesick and they will take her
home with them when they return.
Miss Anna ry, tne popular ana ac
complished clerk at Doveys' is enjoying
a brief vacation at Lincoln, having been
a passenger for that point on the noon
train. Miss Fry expects to be gone one
week and is going to enjoy her well
earned vacation to its utmost.
L. C. W. Murray was a passenger
this noon on the mail train for Lincoln,
going up to secure a box stall for his
fine horse which will form one of the
attractions at the state fair. Mr. Mur
ray has an animal of which he is justly
proud and it is the belief of those ac
quainted with the good qualities of the
animal that it will carry off some of the
best prizes at the show.
Marshall Wiles, a nephew of Ray
Wiles and son of Marshall Wiles ac
companied the former gentleman and
his wife to the city in Mr. Ray Wiles'
private car. Marshall Wiles is now
resident of Kansas City, Mo. As every
one knows Ray Wiles is the supply
agent af the Missouri Pacific Railway
at St. Louis, Mo., and curiously ertough
he carried water ior tne workmen en
gaged in constructing the road through
this city upon which he is now an officer.
Mrs. R. E. Sawyer are visiting over
Sunday in Omaha, the guests of rela
tives. Con Gillespie is visiting in Lincoln and
Havelock today expecting to return
Mrs. Ralph Godwin is among those
who are spending the day in Omaha,
visiting with friends .
Oscar Johnson is looking after busi
ness matters in Omaha today, being a
passenger on No. 19.
Mrs. A. C. Godwin departed this
morning for Omaha, where she will
visit relatives over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Morgan are spend
ing the day at Lake Manawa enjoying
an outing and vacation for the day.
Mrs. Anna Riley was a passenger
this morning for Omaha, where she
goes to visit her sons over Sunday.
Miss May Richey departed yesterday
afternoon for Lincoln, where she will
visit with relatives for a few days.
Emmons Richey was a passenger on
the Schuyler yesterday afternoon for
a business visit with his brother Charles.
Miss Harriet Adams departed this
morning for Glenwood, where she will
hear the Innes band at the chautauqua.
Miss Anna Tarns Is among those vis
iting today in Omaha, having been a
passenger on the morning train for that
John Lindeman is in Union today at
tending the old settlers' reunion and
looking after some matters connected
with the merry-go-round.
Tom Lindsey, wife and sister-in-law,
Mrs. Geo. Lindsey, are ' spending the
day in Omaha, taking in the sights and
enjoying a brief visit with friends.
J. G. Richey and wife, Mrs. Isabel
Richey, are in Union today, visiting
with Mrs. Richey's mother, Mrs. Mary
F. Grimes, and Claude Everett and
f amilv .
Riley Frady and son were among
those looking after business and visit
ing in the metropolis this morning,
having been passengers on the early
Reports from the bedside of Geo.
Falter are that he is rapidly improving
and he is expected to be able to re
sume his duties at Wescott's by Mon
Geo. Horn and daughter, Clara, came
in this morning from their home at
Beaver City, Neb., for a visit with Carl
Herger's family and other relatives and
Mis3 Mollie Gapen was a passenger
this morning for Glenwood, la., where
she will visit the chautauqua and will
afterwards spend a few days the guest
of Mrs. Bert Hollis.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Overchurch of
Ong, Neb., spent a few hours in the
city this morning between trains, en
route from an extended visit in Iowa
to their home at Ong.
Mrs. Wm. Porter and daughter, Eva,
returned this morning, after an extend
sive trip in the east, having been visit
ing with relatives and friends for the
past thirty days in New York state.
Conrad II. Vallery was a passenger
this morning for Omaha, where he goes
to consult a specialist for his health.
It is to be hoped that he will receive
encouraging report as to his condi
tion. Rev. J. H. Salsbury, who has been
absent for several days at Breeken
ridge, Mo., returned to the city this
noon on the fast mail and will occupy
his pulpit at the Presbyterian church
A party composed of Geo. Weidman,
Geo. Tartsch, Robt. B. Hayes and Chas.
Grimes traveled by carriage to Glen
wood this evening to listen to Mr. Innes
and his band, returning after the even
There were many Plattsmouth people
attending the reunion at Union today,
the morning Missouri Pacific having an
extra coach for their accomodation.
Despite the rain it is probable the
grounds were in fair condition as the
sun has shown so brightly all day and
the weather has been hot.
The Journal is pleased to acknowledge
a pleasant call this morning from Mrs.
A. F. Seybert, of Cullom, who remem
bered the force with a sack of fine ap
ples of several varieties. Mrs. Sey
bert reports the crop of apples as small
this year, but those specimens left with
the office indicate that they are fine in
quality. She has the thanks of the
office for her consideration.
Gus Olson, the photograph man, was
among the Omaha visitors today, going
up to test a burner for a new acetelyne
light which the company is installing in
their big plant. The new light is ex
pected to accomplish wonders in the
way lof giving them improved service
in their work. He expects to have the
new burners in shape for use within a
Geo. Thierolf. the machine man of
Cedar Creek is in the city today on busi
ness. Wm. R. Murray is among those from
Mynard having business in the city to
day. Chas. Miller was among those who
journeyed to Lincoln this noon on the
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. I'armele were
among those who traveled north on the
fast mail this noon.
J. M. Hoover, one of Louisville's
prominent men, was in the city today,
looking after business.
Chas. Hennings, one of the best Eight
Mile Grove precinct farmers, is attend
ing to business in the city today.
Ernest Wurl was among those who
journeyed to Lincoln on the fast mail,
going us for a visit with friends.
Philip Batchelder, one of Rock Bluffs
precinct's good farmers, is in the city
today, attending to business matters.
Geo. B. Mann, premier typo and gen
eral all around newspaper man, is
spending the forenoon in Omaha on
C. B. Scheileicher of Brady, Lincoln
county, who has been in the city for a
short time on business matters, the
guest of D. Hawksworth, departed this
noon on the mail train for his home.
Judge Beeson and wife and children
were taking in the old settlers' reunion
at Union today. Miss Gertrude Beeson
is looking after matters at the county
judge's office during Mr. Beeson's ab
sence. Clerk of the Court Robertson and
daughter, Blanche, were among those
who were participating in the old set
tlers' reunion at Union today, going
down on the Missouri Pacific train this
County Attorney Rawl3 is looking
after legal, business in the metropolis
Mrs. W. F. Trueson was a passenger
on the mail train this noon for the city
Miss Anna Rys was a passenger this
morning on the early train where she
will visit with friends for a few days.
Matthew Gering was a passenger
yesterday afternoon for Vahoo where
he had legal business matters to attend
Emil Holmberg was amoug those who
had business in Omaha today being a
passenger on the early train for that
Jas. Hunter was among those who
journeyed to Omaha today on the fast
mail, going up to spend a few hours in
I. Pearlman, who has been looking
after business matters in the city for
several days, departed for his home in
Omaha this noon.
Miss Claire Coleman is among those
who are spending the afternoon in Om
aha, having been a passenger on the
fast mail for that point.
Mrs. C. E. Wescott, who had been
visiting several days with friends in
Council Bluffs, la., returned to her
home in this city last evening.
W. R. Stokes and wife, daughter and
Mr. Stoke's small brother are visiting
with friends in Omaha today being a
passenge. on the morning train.
Miss Agnes Huntoon, of Omaha, is
in the city the guest of W. L. Street
and family. Miss Huntoon is an aunt
of Jud Merriam, the engineer.
J.E.Jones, wife and two children
departed this morning on the early train
for a visit at Hebron, Neb., with friends.
They expect to be gone several days.
County Commissioners Switzer and
Freidrich were among the county offi
cers who were attending the reunion at
Union today, going down this morning.
Mrs. Charles Maguire and children
were passengers this noon on the mail
train for Gretna, where they expect to
visit several days with Grandpa Dolan.
Miss Jeanette Palmer of Lincoln,
Neb., who has been in the city for sev
eral days, visiting with the Doveys,
returned to her home on the mail train
Geo. Porter, after several days in the
city looking after business matters re
turned to Lincoln this morning where
his wife and he have been taking in the
Gid Archer laid off from his duties
at the shops today and made a trip to
Omaha. He intends to come back on
No. 2, and continue on to Glenwood,
where he will listen to the Innes band
Geo. P. Meisinger, the prominent
Eight Mile Grove precinct farmer, came
in this morning to do some trading.
Mr. Meisinger reports the rain at his
place much heavier than in this vicinity
and apparently heavier farther west.
Mrs. Oswald Guthmann of Rock
Springs, Wyo., who has been in the
city several days, the guest of her
daughter, Mrs. Gus Olson, was a pas
senger on the fast mail at noon for her
home. She was accompanied as far as
Omaha by her daughter, Mrs. Olson.
Wm. Gillespie, mayor of Mynard,
and the leading grain dealer at that
point, came in this morning with Geo.
H. Meisinger. Both gentlemen had the
smile that won't come off on their
faces as they thought of the fine rah
fall of last night and the prospects for
a hamper crop.
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