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$1.50 Per Year in Advance
I r sccii.s the republican vote'through
iit the state was nuich lighter than
t hat if t he democrats
Tin: man who is laudtd to the skies
by the populace should not forget to
take his parachute along.
Kviii:nti.Y the old way of nomina
ting candidates is the best after all.
1 lou't you think so?
1 1 i: KST says that he strongly sus
pects that he is not a Democrat.
Meat you to it, Willie.
Now that the primaries are over all
candidates nominated will begin their
raid-', upon "the dear people."
(lipVKMiitSiiKI.DiiN's proclamation is
out, calling upon all to observe next
.Monday ( Labor Day) as a legal holiday.
Tin: small vote polled throughout the
state yesterday demonstrates to a cer
tainty that state-wide primaries are not
a success. Less than a half a vote was
l.Ai'i: reports from Ohio through re
puplican channels admit that Ohio is in
oubt; that Harmon will be elected
g ven:ior; that the split in the party
cannot be cemented.
Tmk fact that Uncle Joe Cannon bears
a striking resemblance to the late Abra
ham Lincoln is not going to save him
from the wrath of the Methodists who
are after his scalp this year.
Sim 11. 1) think that dollar you stil
owe the campaign fun would be mighty
uncomfortable in your pocket. Sring
it to the Journal, and we will send it to
Fko.m present returns Shatlenberger
has carried Cass county for governor,
and Maguire for congress. It seems
that but little interest was manifested
in any of the candidates, republicans
I" 1 to the hour of going to preos the
hnbeations are that the vote polL-o
the county yesterd ly is much lighu.
than expected. Primary elections au
certahny not a success in getting ttie
voters to the polls.
Mr. Taft's frequently repeated
promise that he is going to call a
tari.r revision" session immediately
.after his inauguration, suggests that
.or:.e of the advocates of '"revision"
wiw are contributing to his campaign
funds are insisting that he lose no time
in helping them to get some of it back.
Tr.?: republican papers are getting so
hard pressed for favorable comments on
their candidate for president that they
have been compelled to seek the tomb
of the late Ex-President Cleveland for
material to work upon. Every intelli
gent reader knowns that Cleveland nev
er did have a good word to say for Mr.
Taft declares that if elected he will
call the new congress in extroardinary
session next March to revise the tariff.
This is all that the country asked and
is a great deal more than most people
have been demanding. The promise is
in keeping with the pledge of the
republican platform and Mr. kTaft
accepts the mandate in good faith.
Kearney Hub. Republican promises are
like short pie-crust, easily broken, and
the people, not forgetting that they had
a chance in the last congress to review
the tariff and didn't do it, don't propose
to give them an opportunity to fool
the-.i a::v more. See!
D;:. P. I.. Hau., vice chairman o; the
democratic national committee, ar.i
Richard I.. Metcalfe, editor of the Com
moner, i assed through iimiha Tuesday
rri !::'.. i.r :; their way to Lincoln, having
alter..!-.. I a con forer.ee of democratic
lea Icr in Chicago. Both men were full
of enthusiasm overjthe political situa
tion. Sneaking of the outloolc. Dr. Hal
said to a World-Herald reporter: "The
drift is unmistakably toward Bryan all
over the middle west. The reports
from the coast states are decidedly en
eoura Tng. I have no doubt now that
we will carry New Yorlc. In my' opinion
Nebraska will furnish the next president
of the United States."
! an ehf7 near hand 7
; should he no shortage in the prize lists
at the county fairs.
I Tai T and the republican platform is
' dead against bank dej osit gurantee.
Are you dead against it, also. Mr. Far
mer'.' TilK working nian who votes for
' Injunction Hill" Taft should have his
nose to the grind stone the balance of
Till-: republican state convention of
Kansas indorsed the guaranty bank de
posits. Wonder if the republicans of
Nebraska will follow suit?
ComI'AKKD with the campaign of 18,
the present struggle shows this differ
ence: There is less Democratic frenzy
and there are more Democratic votes.
Tin-: expression, "the candidate went
on record," is no longer merely a fig
ure of speech since Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Taft have talked into the phonographs.
Thkkk should be no fear of war with
Japan for at least four years. With
that 1D12 World's fair on her hands,
Japan will be entirely too busy for war
fare. TilK man w ho wears a straw hat down
town these mornings may be absent
minded, but it is more likely that he
failed to get caught in the prosperity
All. the "known abuses" which Mr.
Taft says have "grown up" came un
der republican admistration. They can
be corrected only by a change of admis
tration, and congress.
The republican papers do not seem to
be copying as extensively from the
New York World as they did a few
weeks ago. After Taft read his letter
of acceptance even the World dropped
The returns from the primaries
throughout the state seem slow in com
ing in. But enough has been received
to show conclusively that Shallenberger
has been nominated for governor.
In Omaha District Judge Kennedy
says the saloons did not have to close on
primary election day, and they didn't
do so in Omaha. Rawls says they do
have to close, and they did here in
P'attsmouth. Some difference in opin-
A Canadian scientist claims to have
discovered that gossiping is a disease.
No v. if he will only go into another
trance and discover the cure, the world
will ha l h: n as the greatest benefactor
of the ate.
Don't get ex -;ted over any repirt of
Republicans fighting Hughes in New
York. Roosevelt's followers are too
much interested in federal offices and
the dread fear of Bry an's carrying New
York is becoming too real.
"Shall the people rale?" asks Mr.
Bryan. Didn't he find o-.:t in 1S93 and
1300? Lincoln Star. Not much, Mr.
Star. But he found out in ISi 6 that the
counting out process ruled, and again in
1900 that Mark Hanna with the millions
of trust money ruled. Give us some
thing harder, please.
"If you see it the Omaha Bee it's a
lie!" Sunday's issue contained a state
ment that the Jackson club of that city
had endorsed a number of candidates
for the primary election tomorrow, in
cluding Shallenberger. And now comes
the Jacksonians and say there is not a
word of truth in the statement. The
bigger the falsehood the better it suits
At the begining of the last century
the cost of running the government was
about ol.o) per capita. Now it is over
per capita, and still going up. Of
course this means an average tax of ?2."
or .1. on every head of a family. Peo
ple are accustomed to look lightly on na
tional taxes, because they are not direct,
but nevertheless they must come out of
the pockets of the masres. The manu
facturer, the banker, the merchant pass
the burden along until the farmer and
the working man bear a great proportion
of it. The last session of congress ap
p ropriated over a billion dollars, and if
that gait is kept up it rreans annual ex
penditures of $12.50 per capita. Is not
there good cause for the drauastic
arraignment of Republican extravagar.c
ni the Democratic platform?
The Greater Bran
. . . ,
Twelve yearsof growth makes a great
difference in the mental stature of a
inrtii, tiiw i nLivc jcaiMn mi. i eain no- ,
preciation makes a great difference in I
the public'sopinionof him. These facts
explain William J. Bryan as he was seen
in l.V.'tl, and William J. Bryan as he is
seen today, says that splendid demo
cratic paper, the Kansas City Post.
Bryan has grown greatly in the last
last twelve years, and the public's un-
' derstanding of him has grown more
I Today, the beloved leader of the Demo
cratic party and the next President of
j the United States is one of the really
great men of the world, a distinction
which few of Mr. Taft's most devoted
supporters would f eriously claim for him.
When William J. Bryan ran for the
presidency in 18, he had but a single
great issue, and this condition was im
posed upon him both by his own act? and
opinions and by the public opinion of the
nation. That issue was of doubtful
merit, perhaps, but time has not yet de
monstrated that Mr. Bryan's views were
incorrect. There is yet a great demand
for bi-metalism, and it is conceded that
the business of the country could absorb
a much greater coinage of silver than is
The problem has been presented again
and again since !89(,and it will again pre
sent itself. But whether Mr. Bryan was
right or wrong in 1890, he has grown
enough during the past twelve years to
When Mr. Bryan and Mr. Taft contrib
uted their "appreciations" of the
presidency to Collier's some weeks ago,
the country was astonished, to say the
least, at the differene between the two
articles. Mr. Taft's "appreciation"
was a milk-and-water echo of "Roose
veltism," with all of its faults and none
of its doubtful virtues. One searched
in vain for a trace of statesmanship,for
a scintilla of evidence that Mr. Taft
understood the grave responsibilities of
the office which he seeks. One sought
earnestly, perhaps, for an indication of
the least sympathy, the least under
standing of the needs of the people,
but found them not.
But those who read Mr. Bryen's
"appreciation" could not fail to see
that there were words of a man whose
sympathies were broad and deep, whose
grasp was that of a statesman and
whose comprehension of the duties of
the presidency was grounded firmly in
a profound understanding of the needs
of the American people and principles
of Jeffersonian government.
In his "appreciation" Mr. Bryan
measured up to the standard of the
presidency and gave the people the
assurance that he is big enough to serve
the people well, to regard the constitu
tion and have respect for courts and
Congress. Where Taft, following in
the footsteps of Roosevelt, would de
stroy, Bryan, the Democrat, would build
up. Between the two there appeared
a great gulf, and that gulf made plain
the fitness of Bryan and the unfitness
No thoughtful reader of Mr. Bryan's
DesMoines tariff speech could consider
it anything else than a great speech upon
a great subject by a great thinker.
One was impressed that it was a master
speaking of a subject that he knew
thoroughly. Safe, sound, and consera
tive, it surpassed expectations of Mr.
Bryan's fondest admirers. Compared
with Mr. Taft's utterance on the same
subject, it could but gratify the most
exacting of democrats.
But it is not alone upon the subject
of tariff that Mr. Bryan has given
evidence of a depth and thoroughness
that have surprised botn critics and
admirers. At Indianhpolis he discussed
trusts and trust remedies in such a
fashion that the thinker who meditates
upon his utterances is impressed by his
complete mastery of the subject and
convinced that his views are those of
the sound mind statesmanship of which
the country stands in need. With ego
tism, Mr. Biyan may claim that no
public speaker ever has or ever will
discuss thii great problem more intell
igently and more effectively than he.
Mr. Bryan's next subject has not
been announced, but it will be some
plank in the Democratic platform. The
next speech will but again make plain
what Mr. Bryan has already demon
strated by the speeches referred to
that great as Bryan of 1S96 may have
been, the Bryan ofl908, in maturity of
thought, in soundness of judgment, in
conservatism of action, and all that con
tributes to the character necessary fo
the proper admistration of a President's
authority, is head anr! shoulders above
the younger Bryan.
Such is the Bryan of today, and as
I such his party sees him. If there were
any fancied excuse for a Democrat's
refusing to vote for Mr. Bryan in 1891
there was no real excuse there is none
Safe, sane, conservative, sober, well- !
balanced, 1 ig and broad, the very oppo- j
site of Theodore Roosevelt, the mad !
President, whose successor he will be.
the Bryan of 19)S compels the admira
tion and the support of all Democrats,
and gathers to the Democratic standard
thousands of those "independent"
voters and Republicans, who have sick
ened of Roosevelt and "Rooseveltism. "
A Glimpse at Something Bright.
"Times have changed," says the old
man as he looks back over fifty years
of life. And he is right, for everything
changes in this world. But have you
every thought how much better the world
is today than it used to be? Here is an
instance taken out of the political history
of our country. A few years ago there
was a certain politician, who was well
known throughout the U. S. as a great
atheist. He went up and down the
country blaspheming against Cod and
his Holy Book. People paid high prices
to hear him do it and to laugh at his
coarse wit. That was Robert (I. Inger
soll. Today, among many others, there
is another politician in the public eye.
He is a great Christian, a firm believer
in the eternal verities of religion. He
also is going up and down the country.
lecturing about God, and Christ and the
Book. But he does not blaspheme; he
upholds all of these by the voice of a
sacred eloquence, and the people pay
high prices to hear him do it as he
speaks of "The Prince of Peace.'"
That is William J. Brvan. Have the
times changed? Yes, and for the better
too. It is a great thing to be able to
see the bright side of life The Class
mate, a Methodist Episcopal Sunday
It is not an uncommon thing in any
community to have a few wise acres
who congregate on the street corners,
in an office or a store and make politi
cal prognostications. One thing about
the political prognosticator is the fact
that the man he picks out as the winner
is always the man he favors, or expects
to vote for. His judgment is influenced
by his desire in the matter, and too
often he fails to look at the evidences,
which often tend to prove that he is
He goes on thinking that what he
wants is what everybody else wants,
and therefore his pet theory however
just and righteous it may be, is going
to win in the end. He will bank his all
on his prejudice in the matter, and if he
is a betting man, is often known to
back his prejudice not his judgment
with his money.
Of course there are things come up
during a campaign that have a tend
ancy to influence men one way or the
other, and these will of necessity consti
tute an item in favor of one side or the
other, upon which to base an opinion.
The opinion is sometimes the basis of
the prophesy, which of itself is not ob
jectionable, but on the contrary is some
time beneficial. But when these pre
election f orcasts are founded on preju
dice alone, they at once become coarse
and harmful to the community. But in
no instance does the election for
cast justify the political enthusiast
in gambling on it. The latter is always
A Merry Fishing Party
There was a very merry party of
young folks from this city Monday
out fishing on the four-mile creek
They had a fine time and most
of the male members of the party ac
cumulated a big dose of surburn which
shows up today in the most approved
style. The party took a carryall from
this city, and had enough lunch along
to last several additional families. This
whs ail preliminary to a fine picnic din
ner. After putting in a day of festivi
ties just such as one can enjoy in the j
country, the party returned to the city ;
in the early evening throughly satisfied
with their clay's outing. !
The party i':ch;hii Bernard Wurl,
wife ar.d I aby. Alva Go.
Mrs. Minnie Hail. Misses
vir. a:-.d wife.
jui.e Kent ioiii or urr.ana. ana .wessrs. ;
Cari Kur.sn.ann, Anta" Koubek, Frank ;
Willam J. Bryan has been accused
of saying and doing a great many things
that have never entered his mind, j
It is to be remembered with pride that
he has never spoken contemptuously of
t'.'.e courts and has net assailed the in
tegritv of that fire bodv of men who
i.con pose the American judiciary.
Last Sad Rites to a Noble Gitizen Attended by a
Large Concourse of Sympathetic Friends.
The funeral of the late William A.
White was held Sunday afternoon at
three o'clock from the Methodist j the large number of Woodmen on foot,
church and was one of the largest in I At the cemetery the services were un
point of attendance held in this city in der the Woodmen auspices, the deceits
years. The attendance of all these jed being one of the most prominent
people was a striking mark of the re- ' members of that order locally. The
spect in which this gorxl man was held ' service is a beautiful one and was well
by his friends and neighbors, those who piven. The pall-bearers were Judge A.
had known him for so many years and J. Beeson, D. 15. Smit h, 1 1 arry Barthold.
who had learned to realize the magni- j Win. 1 1 ussier. Ceo. Luschinsky and
ficent attributes of his manhood. Frank Robinson all members of the
At two o'clock in the afternoon the Woodmen,
members of the M. W. A. headed by One feature of t he funeral service wa
the Foresters marched in a body from the very largo amount of floral offering"
their hall to the home of deceased up- '. from friends. The casket, was covered
on Fourth street, nearly all members j all over with these touching mementoes
of this great organization turning out I of respect sent by the immense num
and forming a very long procession. ! ber of sorrowing friends. The designs
The body was taken from the house to ; of many of the pieces were decidedly
the church, shortly afterward being es- handsome.
corted by the Foresters as a guard of It has been long since a m'Mi so uni
honor and followed by the members of j versally respected as Will White, has
the city administration headed by Act- ' been called upon to pass the bonier
ing Major Sattler, the M. W. A. the land between the wor ld and the Great
members of A. (). I'. W. lodge No. s. Unknown. His going is felt through
the Royal Arcanum and the members out the city the city as that of a broth
of the Loyal Mystic Legion, citizens in er gone from us for all time as a per
carriages and on foot forming the rear sonal bereavement to all. With such
of the prosession. j a man there could he none to fail to
At the church services were conduct-! feel his loss as that of a dear personal
ed by Rev. A. A. Randall who gave an j friend. Tin; grief of the widow and
eloquent and touching sermon upon the j the sons and daughter must ever be
nobleness and lofty virtues of the de- j tempered by the pride that goes with
parted, paying his grand citizenship the j the knowledge that the husband and
tribute which it deserved, and poir.ting 1 father was so universally esteemed by
out to the sorrowing friends the many all who had known him. In Ids last
lessons which they might learn from i hours there was no one but was an
the patient suffering of he who had j xious to do all possible to aid him or
only closed his eyes for a brief sleep : his. and when the end came all sought
before the final awakening. ' to do that which would serve to miti-
There weresome henutiful songs given gate the grief of those left behind,
by Messrs. Ralph White and Don C. V i y t
York, and Mrs. H. E. Wescott. The LardOtlanKS.
songs were those which had been Mr. To those who so kindly gave their
White's favorites in his life time, and ; services during the last illness and death
were delivered with much feeling as of our beloved husband and father, and
those singing had known the departed especially to the members of M. W. A.
during a long series of years, and knew , for services rendered and the beautiful
full well how the songs had touched him floral offerings tendered, we extend our
in his lifetime. sincere thanks.
The cortege which followed the hearse Mus. W.M. A. Wlin i;
to Oak Hill was one of the longest seen , ami Fa Mil. v.
Last Saturday morning at 10 o'clock
a. m. in the presence of a few intimate
friends, Rev. F. W. Brink, united in
marriage John T. Durman ard Miss
Mittie Tilson. The ceremony took place
at the United Brethren parsonage two
and a half miles south of the city. The
wedding was a very pretty one, the bride
being handsomely and tastefully attired.
The bride is quite well known in the
vicinity of Murray where she has resided
for some time, and is a charming and
pleasant young woman with a host of
friends who all extend their congratula
tions. The groom is a well known and
popular young farmer of the Murray
neighborhood with many friends who
also join in congratulating the happy
Funeral of Mrs. McCroskey
Last Saturday afternoon at three
o'clock the last rites at the grave
were said for Mrs. E. A. McCroskey by
Rev. A. A. Randall. The funeral which
was very largely attended by the many ;
friends of the deceased, was held from j
the residence of John Livingston, her I
son-in-law, south of this city. I
Rev. Randall preached an eloquent
sermon on the many virtuesof the good
woman, drawing many lessons from the
godly life which she had led. In all the
trials and tribulations which beset her
as all others, she had remained a stead
fast christian, doing that which was
best and right toward all. The ser
mon was a beautiful one and well mer
ited the close attention given it.
The music for the services was rend
ered by a quartette composed of Messrs.
Geo. Farley and Rev. Wachtel and Mrs.
C. S. Johnson and Miss Lucile Randall.
They sang with feeling those grand
melodies "Rock of Age-." "Asleep in
n a : i
The River" all
i? ; ei.;.-
The cortecre was f '.'.
by a large cr r.co :r.
frier.'ls ;.::! ir.t erri.er.t
the remain-: of h r
. : a rj i s ,
crs were Tiios. Wile-
Will Richardson. Roht. Prop
Jen and W. R. Murray.
The sympathy of the entire
rr. mut.it v
goes out to the sorrowing daughters
and sons of this noble woman. In her
loss they sustain an irreparable or.e,
and one which time can never etTace.
It would appear from th.. returns
now in that John .Mattes jr., of Ne- :
braska City has been nominated for
Secretary of State by the den;o:rats.
j in the city for many years, there being
; a very long line of carriages following
She Tied Up and Remained
Here Over Hight-
The steamer Mary Stewart, having
in tow the Union Pacific sand dredge,
tied up Tuesday eve. at the ferry land
ing, just below the bridge. The Stew
art was towing the dredge to St. Joe,
Mo., where it will be put in sand load
ing service. The Stewart is the prop
erty of the Stewart Sand company of
Kansas City, Mo., and is a small vessel
of only one hundred tons burden. It i3
about one-third the size of the dredge,
which is three hundred tons in burden,
and last Saturday had a thrilling ex
perience at Omaha, when the two
started on their trip down the river.
The two boats started out, the Stew
art having the big dredge in tow, and
just as the two vessels got out in the
river, the smaller one lost control and
in endeavoring to again obtain her tow
the Stewart crashed into the launch
Omaha. The latter boat is a pleasure
launch owned by Ralph Craddock ot
Omaha and had the owner and some
fourteen passengers on board when the
two boats crashed together. The col
lision took place just above the smelter
works and created considerable excite
ment among those who witnessed it.
The Omaha had the starboard side
crushed in and the cabin destroyed,
while the entire party of passengers
were hurled into the river. The crew
of the Stewart were quick to perceive
the danger of the people on the Omaha
and life buoys were thrown them upon
which they depended until boats could
be lowered and sent to their aid. The
Omaha sustained flan. ages fo the ex
tent of ' 71, while the S'.ewart was ur.-
n.ai i s
v. t re
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n-orr.;.- g, expect'
Cii v bv night.
g to ii. ti t j Nebraska
Lumber for Sale!
I have a quality of cotton wood lum
ber on hand at my place one-half mile
east cf the Missouri River Ferry in
Iowa, which I will sell per thou
sand feet. Lumber is in good shape,
all lengths and widths. Addre.-s, Pacif
ic Junction la, or Mutual I hone from
there. A. Gkahm.
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