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The Plattsmouth Journal
rUULISIIRU WEEKLY AT
R. A. BATE, Puhlishkr.
ntered at the postortlce at Platwnuoutta, Ne
braUa.acconl clans matter.
$1.50 Per Yoar In Advance.
Remember the primary election Tues
day, September 1. Be sure that you
come out and vote. Every democrat
should do so.
The final failure of the Rosewater
plan for controlling Nebraska leaves an
able "amateur" nothing but this good
name to keep him from being in bad
odor. St. Louis Republic.
With the chairman of the New York
Democratic State Committee as author
ity for the claim that it is all over but
the shouting in sweeping the State like
a whislwind, the mixture of metaphor
helps to show the vigor with which the
shouting has already begun.
The third nomination of Governor
Johnson of Minnesota, by the democrats
and his acceptance, opens the way for
great possibilities in the gopher state.
Should Johnson carry Minnesota for
Bryan this year as well as for himself,
he must be the party's choice in 1912.
The democrats of Cass County have
far and away the best candidate for
County Attorney before the people. A
vote for Biliy Ramsey is a vote for a
strong, able and fearless county attor
ney, and a recognition of a bright young
man who is inevitably bound to fill the
olfiee with honor to himself and his con
stituents. The democratic primaries are held
September 1st. Make all your arrange
ments to attend and vote for your favor
ite candidates. The choice of a gover
nor is a matter of vital importance in
thisstite r.nd every vote should be cast
for some one of the three candidates
either Shallenberger Dahlman or Berge.
C. N. Seybeut, democratic candidate
for county commissioner, is a good man,
well fitted for the position and deserves
to have every democrat speak a good
word for him. Get out and give him a
rousing send off and see to it that all
your friends cast a vote for Seybert.
The frantic efforts of the reaction
aries to get under the mantle of Roose
velt is amusing. At heart everyone of
these men is bitterly opposed to every
thing Roosevelt represents and there is
no chance of their ever enacting his
views, when they are progressive, upon
any subject. Roosevelt's reactionary
views meet their approval but they go
no farther. Any man who favors
Speaker Cannon is against Roosevelt.
The announcement of the New York
World that it is now for Bryan means
much. While surrendering none of Mr.
Pulitzer's well known views it considers
that the crisis in the nation demands
the election of Mr. Bryan and wisely
drops it's personal feelings in an effort
to do something to avert the disaster
which continued misrule threatens. It
also means that New YorK is lining up
strongly for Bryan and that the Empire
state means to regain its prestige as a
great democratic state in the coming
Eight national banks in Oklahoma
have announced that they will denation
alize and become state banks to enable
them to take advantage of the state
banking guarantee law. The comptrol
ler of currency has notified all nation
ional banks in Oklahoma that they must
not operate under this law.
One national bank has announced that
it will organize a savings bank under
the guaranty law, thereby enjoying the
prestige of both a national and a state
In Illinois the prospects for a great
democratic victory seem overwhelming.
From every portion of the state comes
reports of republican dissatisfaction and
democratic unity. Former vice-president
Stevenson, the democratic candi
date for governor, is especially opti
mistic. He considers the state safe for
Bryan and himself by a large majority
as he has had assurances from every
quarter of great support by the inde-
pendent and laboring portion of the
voters. And what is true in Illinois is
true in every other middle state. It is
a democratic year and the election of
Bryan and Kern seems more probable
With the Democrats, the laboring
men and the Methodists against him,
Mr. Taft is making desperate efforts
to keep his fences in repair. The pro
tected interests and the negroes are
about all he has left, and he is not very
sure of the negroes.
Govenor Johnson of Minnesota is
not a sulker. Personally, he would
have preferred a rest from politics, but
his party called him, and he will be
found in the front rank battling for
Democracy from now till November.
You have a choice for governor and
perhaps a choice for other officials.
Nearly all democrats have. We also
have two candidates for congress. They
are both good men. Now it is the duty
of every democrat to go the polls on
Tuesday, September 1, and vote for
one or the other of these gentlemen for
congress, as well as for his preference
for other candidates for state offices.
Don't fail to do so.
The Union Ledger has this to say
concerning the address delivered at the
Old Settlers' Reunion by our Billy Ram
sey, democratic candidate for County
Attorney: "Attorney William C. Ram
sey, of Plattsmouth, delivered a very
interesting and scholarly address of 40
minutes, dealing principally with early
settlement, and tracing the county's
progress to the present time. Mr. Ram
sey's address was highly appreciated
and received merited applause."
Every democrat should turn out and
vote at the primary Tuesday, September
1. Only a few days distant. You may
think it is not necessary, but right there
is where you are mistaken it is neces
sary. As between Shallenberger, Berge
or Dahlman, you have a choice for Gov
ernor. Go and vote for the one you
think will be the strongest at the elec
tion in November. Don't stay away
and then kick because your favorite was
The mayor of South Bend, Ind., a
manufacturing city that is always re
publican in politics, is a democrat.
Great distress came to unemployed la
boring men in South Bend, following
the Roosevelt panic. The mryor, when
he found that many were in want,
established soup houses in the city,
which greatly relieved them. When
he appealed to the city council to foot
the bill, they refused, and the mayor
pcid the expense out of his own pocket.
Tr.is is an object lesson at South Bend,
and it is freely predicted on every hand
that;the city will be democratic this
The action of the Oklahoma Nation
al banks in cancelling their national
charters and taking out state charters
so as to secure the benefit of the guar
antee deposit law. is highly significant.
It means that they have realized the
immense benefits the banks obtain from
the law's operation. The law has serv
ed to insure public confidence in the sta
bility of the banks, and serves to pro
tect the banks from foolish and needless
runs. This is where it benefits the
banks. It benefits the depositor by giv
ing him the security of the state behind
his money an impregnable fortress of
security. The democratic party pro
poses to enact a law that all national
banks shall give the people the same
guarantee with the additional security
of national strength behind it.
The primary law, for the direct nom
ination of the candidates of all parties,
will be given its first thorough test in
Nebraska this fall. Only about two
weeks remain till primary election day,
when the nominations will be 'mads.
This law reposes the entire power di
rectly in the hands of the people, from
whom all political power springs. Like
all vast power it carries with it a great
responsibility. - The great responsibil
ity of making wise and good nomina
tions can no longer be delegated to con
ventions and to experinced and deeply
interested leaders, a3 before. The peo
le must bear it themselves. Every
member of each party should be awake
to his personal interest and his personal
duty. He should carefully study the
list of candidates before the primary
of his party and strive to make an in
telligent choice. He should realize ful
ly the undoubted fact that, on judicious
action on the primary day, will in large
measure depend the outcome on elec
tion day. - -
Call Omaha over the Independent
Lack of employment is said to be
; causing many men in the East to de
1 Bert their families. And it is causing
a great many more to desert the Re
There are two democratic candidates
for congress before the primary Tues-
j day, September 1 John A. Maguire of
Lincoln, and Dr. A. P. Fitzsimmons of
Tecumseh. Both are good men, and
either woald be an improvement over
the present supporter of Czar Cannon
In the primary election on Tuesday,
September 1, there is but one candidate
to vote for each office on the democratic
ticket, while there are three candidates
for Governor Berge, Shallenberger and
Dahlman, As between the three you
evidently have a choice. Then go to
polls and vote for him. It is your duty
to do so.
If you think Shallenberger would
make the best Governor go to the polls
next Tuesday, September 1, and vote
for him. If you believe Berge is the
best man vote for him; or, if you think
Dahlman is the proper man for the place
vote for him. By all means turn
out and vote for the one you think can
command the most votes at the general
election on November 3.
The full dinner pail will not have
such a conspicuous place in Republican
parades this year as it had in 1896. The
reason is that it isn't over half full and
what little the laborer nas in it costs
about one-third more than in 1896, yet
when the pay check comes around it
has the same old figures written on its
face, and in many instances considerably
less. The full dinner pail i3 no longer
a Republican political asset.
The Kansas City Star, republican,
urges the election of a democratic
congress and says with Taft's election
a democratic house would give better
support to his policies than a republi
can house. The Star bases its opinion
upon the fact that the continued reign
of Cannon would prevent all reform
legislation, as it was able to control
the Chicago convention and turn down
Roosevelt's policies. The Star should
go a step farther and admit that the
election of Bryan and a democratic
congress is the only way to insure a
continuance of Roosevelt policies and
the adoption of remedial reform legis
lation. Nebraska City News.
The difference between Mr. Taft's
promise of tariff revision and Mr. Bry
an's pledges in the same direction is
that Mr. Taft. if elected, will be in po
sition to redeem his pledge, while Mr.
Bryan, if elected, would be powerless to
accomplish anything with a republican
senate arrayed against his free trade
plans. Omaha Bee. This is an ac
knowledgement that if Mr. Bryan is
elected, the pledges he makes to the
people cannot be carried out because
the Republican House of Lords, con
trolled by the corporations, do not in
tend to carry out the wishes of the peo
ple, even if instructed to do so by the
election of Mr. Bryan. Talk about your
"government of, for and by the peo
ple" with the republican party in pow
er! The people are tired of such deceit,
and such papers as the Bee will wake
up the morning after the election to find
out this fact.
The Tariff as Tree Destroyer.
Canadian lumbermen are discussing
the reduction of their cut next winter
from 50 to 70 per cent on account of
American competion, which, they claim,
has involved a loss of $700,000. The
American lumber enters Canada free,
and is sold at reduced prices for much
less than it sells at home. This in spite
of the fact that lumber is scarce in the
United States and growing scarcer at
an appalling rate. The American tariff
on lumber is $2 per 1,000 feet. This
enables the dealers to maintain a high
price at home, keep out foreign lumber,
and to dump lumber into Canada at
prices cheaper than in this country.
The tariff on lumber in this country
does not "protect American forests,"
and was not expected to do s . It does
not protect the consumer. It does en
able the dealer to make an undue profit.
To Accomodate AU
We make a specialty of box trade on
duds cigars. The cigar is right, our
price is right. Gerlng & Co
The De-Lone Harp Concert Com
pany Is a treat for all music lovers.
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Sat
urday Evening's Daily Journal
J. L. Hadroba was among those who
travelled to Omaha this morning going
up on No. 19.
John Koukal departed this morning
on No. 19 for a week's visit with friends
at Tekamah, Neb.
Geo. P. Horn came in this morning
from Cedar Creek, having business mat
ters to look after.
John Richards was among those who
journed to Omaha this morning looking
after business matters.
G. J. Klinger was a passenger this
morning for Omaha where he has busi
ness matters to look after.
Wm. Shea, wife and daughter were
passengers this morning for Omaha
where they will spend the day. .
L. E. Woman was a passenger this
morning for Glenwood, la. where he
goes to spend a couple of days visiting.
Jim Polin was among those from
south of the city who drove in this
morning to transact business in the city.
Will Ofe was among those travelling
to Havelock today for the celebration,
expecting to go to Lincoln before his
C. L. Carlson was among those look
ing after business matters today in
Omaha, having gone up on the early
Tom Lindsey came home this morn
ing, after working this week at Oscar
Gapen's putting in a new foundation un
der his crib.
J. H. Thrasher, the insurance - agent,
is spending the afternoon in the metro
polis, having been a passenger on the
Mrs. T. E. Parmele and Mrs. Frank
Dunbar were among those spending the
afternoon in Omaha today, having gone
up on the fast mail.
John T. Moore and family drove over
from Iowa this noon to do some market
ing. He will take his daughter Mrs.
Burby back with him.
Miss Susie Pasinger who has been in
the city for several days as the guest of
Mrs. Mike Lutz, departed for her home
on the fast mail this noon.
C. M. Parker and wife were among
those having engagements in Omaha
today, having been passengers on the
early train for that point.
Mrs. F. M. Phebus and two small
boys departed for Beaver City, Neb.
where she will visit with relatives and
f riend3 for ten days or two weeks.
A. R. Young and wife came in this
morning from their farm and were pass
engers on the early train for Omaha
where they business matters to look
J as. Andrews departed on the early
train this morning for Havelock where
he will take in Gala day there today.
He will also visit in Lincoln before re
turning. Miss Matilda Weckbach, who has
been in the city for several days, the
guest of Miss Teresa Hempel, departed
for Ft. Dodge, la., where she will visit
previous to returning to her home at
Pat Egan, son and daughter were
passengers on the fast mail at noon for
Omaha. Miss Egan will visit with her
cousin in the metropolis for several
days, while Pat and the boy will return
J. B. Meisinger came in this morning
from the farm near Cedar Creek. Mr.
Meisinger is looking quite well and
seems to be improving in health rapidly,
which is a matter pleasing to his many
friends in this vicinity.
A. C. Godwin and wife were passen
gers this morning for Lincoln and Have
lock expecting to participate in the cele
bration at the latter point today. They
expect to return Sunday evening.
The work of the pavers relaying the
brick pavement on North Sixth street
attracts large crowds. The work is be
ing pushed very fast and is being well
done. It is really marvelous how many
brick can be laid by a man in a day.
A. J. Batcheller and family, and J.
H. Batcheller and family drove x over
this noon from Iowa, crossing the ferry.
They live four miles east of Bartlett in
the hills and are over here for the double
purpose of doing some marketing and to
visit with Philip Batcheller, who lives
several miles south of the city.
The camp meeting now in progress at
Glenwood seems to be a heavy drawing
card for people from this city and vi
cinity. There was quite a number of
visitors going over on No. 4 thi3 morn
ing to remain over the Sunday services.
The party included Mrs. L. E. Vroman
and Miss Stiles while a carryall party
also went over at about the same time
composed of Misses Winnie Vroman,
Eva Stiles, Mr. Marvin Stiles and Rev.
W. O. Green. In addition to these
there was a number who went over on
No. 6 this morning.
John Roenmall was a passenger this
morning for the metropolis.
L. B. Brown, mayor of Kenosha, is
looking after business in the city today.
Henry Horn of Cedar Creek is in the
city today looking after business mat
ters. Miss Anna Bird is taking in the cele
bration at Havelock today and will re
turn Sunday evening.
J. H. Becker was among those who
had business in Omaha today, going up
on the early Missouri Pacific train.
Mrs. H. T. Fields and daughter were
passengers this morning for Lincoln,
where they will visit over Sunday with
Aug. Kuhnman and family were pass
engers this morning on No. 4 for. St.
Joseph, Mo. where they will visit for
several days. ."'
Miss Madge Campbell is one of those
who are spending the day in Omaha,
having been a passenger on the train
Mrs. Wm. Wohlfarth and little boy
departed on the early morning train for
Scribner, Neb., for a visit with rela
tives and friends.
Miss Irene Hartwick was a passenger
this morning on the early train for
Omaha, where she will visit friends and
relatives for a week.
Mrs 1. B Green was among those
traveling to Omaha this morning, where
she will spend the day. Her daughter,
Edith, accompanied her.
Mrs. Laura Mason and three children
departed this morning for Florence,
Kan., where she will visit with her
brother for three weeks.
Mrs. A. E. Todd and her four-year-old
boy, departed this morning for Corning
la. where they expect to visit relatives
and friends for about a weeek.
Miss Lila Hamilton, of Rock Island,
111., who has been in the city for the
past two weeks, the guest of Miss Ger
trude Beeson, returned to her home this
H. O. Cole and wife, who have been
visiting in the city for several days, the
guests of J. C. York and family, re
turned to their home this morning at
Fred W. Hawksworth was in the
city yesterday visiting his parents for a
few hours between trains, returning to
his duties at Norfolk, Neb., on the M
P. last evening.
Chas. Beeson, who has been visiting
in the city for the past ten days with
his folks, departed this morning for his
duties with the M. W. A. headquarters
at Rock Island, 111.
C. W. Baylor is the latest addition to
the fine choir of St. Luke's church
Mr. Baylor is a fine bass singer and
formerly sang in the choir of one of
the Omaha churches. He will make a
valuable addition to Mr. Austin's al
ready fine group of singers.
In county court today Judge Beeson
continued the hearing in the D. Lynn
estate until 8 o'clock 'Monday morning.
In the matter of the probate of the will
of Regima Wolf the petition of Clem
ent Koke for his appointment as
executor was had. The will was sus
tained and Mr. Koke appointed. The
will was drawn in 1877 by M. A. Harti
gan, now of Hastings," but then of this
city. , .-v
The revival of the harp marks an
other step forward in ' the' progress of
culture. Long before -the piano it
ranked as the greatest instrument of
those nations known as the most cul
tured of their time. At the' ' Parmele,
Monday evening, August 31, the De
Lone Harp Concert Company 'will give
Plattsmouth people a chance to hear
this wonderful instrument at its very
Mr. Wm. Taylor who has been at Wa
keeney, Kansas for several days looking
at land returned to his home near this
city today. Mr. Taylor was very much
impressed with the country, and medi
tates making an investment in some of
the property. He found ' the corn
pretty short owing to hot winds, but
the wheat crop was very good. Oats
and other grains are onlv fair. The
country though impressed Mr. Taylor
Tim Horton the veteran representa
tive of the Messenger Paper Co. of
Chicago, 111. was in the city today inter
viewing the local users of paper. Mr.
Horton has .been on the road for the
company for thirty-two years and dur
ing all that time he has made Platts
mouth regularly every six months. He
is an old timer. with his house having
grown up with it since he was a f mall
boy. The company carries all kinds of
paper in stock ard Mr. Horton is an
expert in their various uses and quali
ties. He is certainly entitled to a pen
sion for his long time Bervice. .
Wm. Puis came in from Maple Grove
this morning to look after buinesn mat
ters. John H. Becker came in this noon on
the fast mail from a business trip in
John Habsrheidt was a business visi
tor in the city today, coming in from
Miss Mabel Freese departed this
morning for Omaha, where she will
spend the day.
Geo. Hild was among the farmers
coming into the city today to look after
Gus. Nolting is transacting business
today in the city, coming in from the
farm for that purpose.
Geo. Horn, sr., came in this morning
from his farm near Louisville, to spend
the days with friends.
Chas. Janda was a passenger thi
noon on No. 7 for Huveloc-k where he
will visit over Sunday.
John A. Hennings was among those
coming in from Eight Mile Grove pre
cinct today on business.
Allen Land, one of the county's good
farmer's, was in the city today looking
after business matters.
Miss Murl Bethold departed on the
fast mail this noon for Omaha where
she will spend the afternoon.
S. Furlong the Hock Bluffs farmer,
came in this morning to transact busi
ness with the local merchants.
Col. H. C. McMaken is looking after
business matters in the metropolis to
day. He wore his coat this trip.
Mrs. F. H. Richards departed thi
noon on the fast mail for Herman, Neb.
whne she will visit for a short time.
Miss Ethel Leyda returned to the
city last evening after a visit of
several days at Weeping Water.
Harry Poisall who has been bridging
near Wahoo, came down for a brief
visit with his folks over Sunday.
Theodore and William Starkjohann
were in the city today from their farms
looking after business interests.
S. C. Stevens and family departed
this afternoon on the fast mail for
Omaha where they will visit during the
Miss Ilattie Stevens was a pns?enger
on the noon train for La Hatte where
she will visit Mrs. Milburn for a few
Mrs. W. S. Askwith and f!auhter
were passengers this noon on the fast
mail for Omaha where they will visit
Nick Halmes, the veteran farmer
from the precinct, came in this morn
ing to transact business with the local
John Group of Louisvide, was in the
city today circulating around the court
house and transacting business with the
Ferdinand J. Hennings one of the pro
gressive farmers of Eight Mile Grove
precinct, was in the city today looking
Wm. Sponer and wife were in the
city today from Murray looking after
Miss Minnie McKay wa3 a passenger
on the noon train today for Lincoln
where she will visit friends and rela
tives for a week .
Miss Lull a Sudduth, of Missouri Val
ley, is a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Thomas, and will remain
for about two weeks.
A healthy man is a kine in his own
right; an unhealthy man is an unhappy
slave. Burdock Blood Bitters builds
up sound health keeps you well.
Conrad Meisinger, the popular Ger
man farmer from Eight Mile Grove pre
cinct, camein this morning to look af
ter some business matters in the city.
Chas. Englekemier, one of the coun
ty's best of the younger farmers, came
in to attend to business matters today.
While here he favored the Journal with
a pleasant call.
Mrs. H. Marshall and daughter, and
Miss Allein Rennie and little nephew,
were passengers on the mail train at
noon for Omaha where they will visit
during the day.
Harsh physics react, weaken the
bowels, cause chronic constipation.
Doan's Regulets operate easily, tone
the stomach, cure constipation. 25c.
Ask yodr druggist for them.
Miss Margaret Swassing who has
been visiting in the city for several
days past, the guest of Miss Vernon
Hein returned to her home in Council
Bluffs, la. thi3 noon on the fa3t maiL
Misses Blanche Robertson, Ida Egen
berger, Pearl Munn and Esther Larson
came in last evening from Elmwood
where they have been in attendance at
the teaher3 institute for several days.
W. H. Heil, the leading stockman of
this 3ection was in the city today look
ing after business. Mr. Heil has one
of the finest stock farms in the country
and his high grade stock is well and
favorably known this section over.
Walter Sans, of near Rock Bluffs,
came in thi3 morning, looking after
some business matters. While here he
made the Journal a very pleasant call
and added his name to the hst of oar
subscribers. Mr. Sans is a fine young
man and one of the precinct's best
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