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The Plattsmouth Journal
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R. A. HATKS, I'l'lil.lsilicii.
aird allliw pHttiiMi'4 at IMnlWmoulh, N-hriek.-.o'tiiiit
$1.50 Per Ytnr In Advance.
At las-t there seems lo I"' some
prCKpoft Of Vl'lH'UI'lil getting Wllltt
U coming to it. The hutch seem to
ho getting I"'" shape (o administer
a spanking to Castro's crowd and It
Is wi ll deserved.
sontatlvos Tool, of Tocumseh;
Clark, of Stella, Henry, of O'Neill;
Stooekor, of Omnha and Wilson, of
l ho western part of the state. So far
there mo hut two candidates for
chief clerk - Ric hmond, of Fremont.
and Cone, of Wahoo.
A record of tin- fool hull Keason
Just rinsed show fifteen killed and
:itI0 more or lesH seriously wounded.
If football ran ull the year round,
Instead of a few months, railroads
couldn't he c umpired to It so far us
catastrophic are concerned.
Tho display of Christmas good In I lu Ju.ti- to Arthur II. Mullen.
I . . i ... ..
the show windows denotes that the in a Lincoln correspondent, im-
holiday season In almost here. .. Omaha lire prints a Ion rlgamarole
those who are able to do ho innk.) concerning Arthur H. Mullen, tho
arrangement to we that the poor president of the llryan Volunteer of
1,11, In n of the cliv uet something In Nebraska. whom Covcnior-eloct Shal-
tho way of present. Many are cl
servliiK of this attentlmi.
Pollard and Klnkald. two of Ne
braska's congrrsstiirn oted lth the
Cannon forces to table Mr. 'Jardnor'a
appeal. Me nws to have coming
back to Nrbruska, Is It not?- Ne
braska City Press ( Republic un).
Not UliiK hetter could have been ex
pected of l'ollard. He ha always
been a tool of Cannon ami his de
feat It) the late election was caused
principally from this fact.
""There hccius to be several candi
date for speaker of tho house ot rop
or inln'ster performing the coro-
lenhcrger has announced he will ap
appolnt chief deputy oil Inspector.
The friends fo Mr. Mullen will take
the story the Itee print with a gen
erous grain of Halt. It Is preposter
ous to allege that Mr. Mullen would
attempt to control the organization
of tho legislature, a tho lice charges,
thit ho would insist on hi sister and
his aunt being placed on the state
pay rolls, and ho would constitute
himself a guardian over the governor-
elect, forbidding old and tried dem
ocrat seeing him, or that ho should
bo planning tho creation of a new
commission to promote himself to a
hetter Job than ho has been prom
ised and drawing a hetter salary.
These charges read more like a
Christmas and tdolghhctlH and toys
and rompiuK. laughing children and
plenty of good wishes are coming.
Hetter practice catching the spirit of
the occasion now, ho you won't be it
grouch when everyone else Is happy
and trying to make others happy.
The daily papers is supplying the
nuckers with "what Taft will IiisIhI
on Uncle .loo doing or what he pro
poses congress shall do." .lust as
though our legislative body was to
he run by the executive, whose real
duty lies In the enforcement of the
inony r sponsible for the coinpotenct
of the contracting purlieu. These
.... i, I ,, II, partisan effort to make trouble than
recommendations ate based on mo 1
fact that wards of poor farms Inf.e- th-X ' ko ' f'.th. Mr. Mullen
ouently marry and upon the further " K'v-" At u,r k""wl,,
fact that there Is no restriction on the ' " l"" l""." '.,c
chronically ,','"iall,l ,,f blm. on" 'uld know
better than lie how wrong and foolish
maninK f criminals,
diseased persons or those who exhibit
mild lunula. The report will not
be filed until next week.
A Lincoln correspondent Hay that
a law restricting marriages among
mental and physical delinquent will
be recommended In the report to tlie
governor from A. .1. Piper, Hecretary
of iho state hoard of charities and
correction. Mr. Piper would milk )
the licensing officer and Iho official
If a democratic dally 1 to be es
tablished at the capital It should be
In the hands of those who are known
to be democrat. This thing of run-
hould Buy Mow!'
The time has passed when the peo
ple buy trashy goods as Christmas
presents. Be sensible, and buy
something that is durable for any
season of the year, or better still,
get one of our
You can read what the Iho mer
chant have for sale If you read the
column of tho Journal. There Is no
need of going to Omaha or anywhere
else to get what you want for Christ
inas. Your local merchant has a
good stock, he lives lure where Jim
can always see him and you can ex
change your goods If unsatisfactory.
Tra lo at home.
H pay everyone of us to be a
trade booster. Devote all your cn-..i-lI,h
to biilhiliii! lit) the trade of
. n . . .. ... - ..
our local merchants. They pay their
taxes here, they live hero and they
ate all your friend. When you
want to buy things, don't rush off
to Omaha where you will get shod
y articles but stay with your homo
merchant and help build your town.
ii I li K democratic papers for revenue
only by parties who are not died-ln- rf S() far aH (. organization of the
It would he for the head of the llryan
Volunteer, and the governor' most
Important appointee, to attempt tin
role of guardian with the legisla
ture. No one could know better than
he how quickly the legislature would
resent such Interference a a reflec
tion on It own capacity and Inde
pendence. No lino could know bet
ter than ho how strongly public opin
ion stands opposed to nepotism In
Tho lice's story Is discredited from
the very fact that Mr. Shallenherger
himself, like Mr. llryan, has an
nounced that ho will keep hi hand
tho-woo! democrats Is played out.
Vice President Ulessiier, of the
Inter-National Harvester Company,
in a recent hearing testified that his
company paid .1. Polrrpont Morgan
the sum or $:i, 000. (Mill c orgaul.e
the Harvester Trust. He further
stated that his company In the last
live years declared a dividend of
$;i:i,l r0,000. This enormous sum
came out of the pocket of the farm
ers, thousands of whom vote regu
larly for the protective tariff of 35
per cent on agricultural Implements.
This eiiormou dividend wa not giv
en to the laborers who make the ma
chinery, hut It wont Into the pocket
if the manufacturers.
legislature is concerned. These dis
tinguished democrat understand that
the legslature I fully competent to
attend to it own organisation, ami
entirely trustworthy. Manifestly Mr.
Shallenberger, having taken this po
sition, could nut countenance any
such action on the part of one of his
appointees us tho l'.ce alleges.
Most people, knowing these things,
will regard tho Hoe' attack on Mr.
Mullen as made out of whole cloth.
and you will always be pleased.
These goods are all taxable and we
must move them before the asses
sor arrives to avoid the extra ex
pense of heavy taxation, and we will
make the price in accordance to
move the goods before January 1 st,
1908. We are over-stoeked in all
departments and must move the
goods now. It will be to your ad
vantage to call on us in making your
The Department Store Man of Plattsmouth
P.uslness in Plattsmouth ought to
ho gcod dining this holiday season.
There I no logltlinato reuson for
people going awny from hi'ro to buy
their good. Look at Iho column of
tho Journal and you will hoo that
the live advertisers of the town have
everything you want and they are
helling It at price which are right.
Patronize them and help yourself
ns will a your neighbor.
Tho Anttnlaa Club I growing some.
Tho last two to enter tho charmed
circle are the editor of tho Now York
Sun and tho Indianapolis News, both
republican, and tho New York
World, democrat Ic. The old belief
that tho king can do no wrong, tctill
may obtain In the minds of some, yet
it Is hard to believe thai all those
who get into a controversy wiUi
Roosevelt, are liars.
Taft announces that one of tho
measures ttilll lie win eucieavor iu
hate enacted Is a postal savings Imnk
law. The plan 1 this. A postal
savings bank will he established In
connection with every potofflee, or
at least In all of the more Important
town. Then tho deposit will bo
What I one to think when ho
learns that every marriage out of
twelve results in a divorce? Cither
men are mean or women are mean or
they are both mean. The facts are
that there are a groat many thought
less marriages and there are a great
many men and women who have
never learned sett coniroi, wno are
governed by Impulse, or passion or
temper. The fact Is tho divorce law,
not only In Nebraska, but In many of
tho other states, are entirely too lent
territory for the benefit of Omaha.
It is all right to attend the corn
show but It la not all right lo pat
ronize the Omaha merchants when
you can do just as well in this city.
redeposlted by the government In the ent. and as long as they remain so
i... i.. i ha mnnev mnv there will bo reckless marriages
i... tub .t f Miculatlon. Will which ultimately result lq divorce.
tho bank receive those deposits with- Let the divorce laws be revised so
out ttny guarantee? Not If Undo that parties doubling up can under
Sam knows himself. Any bank get- tand that a divorce can not be so
ting any of those deposits will have 'aU- obtained, and. there will he less
to put up a guarantee, an 1 a good
stiff one, too. So It looks as if the
Imnks would have to submit to a A legislator-elect from Polk county
cuarnntee of deposit If the Taft-plan promises to Introduce a bill provid
The work of the next legislature
I cut out for It by the democratic
platform. It I a solemn duty ow
ing the people who placed tho dom
crats in power to carry out the party
pledges and this they must do. It
is entirely unnecessary for outsid
ers to attempt to organize or con
trol the legislative body. They are
men who are thoroughly capable of
looking out for their promises and
they do not need a guardian. The
officious intermeddling of extra-leg
islative hoJhs is -not relished and
the grinding of private axes at tho
people's expense will not be tolerated.
Governor Shallenberger has been
getting along very nicely with his
preliminary arrangements for his
administration. In his appointments
he has rather ignored the places
where he made the greatest gains,
and there have been unknd remarks
to the fact that his appointments were
Inspired by a kitchen cabinet, but on
the w hole if he does as well through
out his term as he starts in, tho
people will likely bo satisfied.
There is no use In going to Oma
ha to buy holiday goods. Our own
merchants have a fine line and they
are selling at reasonable prices.
Don't be fooled at so-called "bar
gains" but patronize the men who
patronize you and buy in Plattsmouth.
There are Just six more shopping
days before Christmas. Get busy
and buy that present.
KILL the COUGH
AND CURE the LUNGS
w,th Dr. King's
I VII I
n. A 11 ML
OLDS Trial Bottle Frt
AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
OS MONEY REFUNDED.
In tho past two week h writer
has met with at least one-half of tho
member of the Incoming legislature,
and we have failed to converse with
ono but who 1 of tho same opinion
that we are, that "the pledge of the
democratic party to the people must
be strictly carried out." The demo
cratic candidate went before tho peo
ple pledged to certain measures and
to a certainty these pledges must be
The council In arranging to have
the street crossings on Main and
Sixth street cleaned during the
muddy weather, acted wisely. The
condition of those two streets during
tho past week has been almost fright
ful and a woman or child almost took
their life in their hands In trying to
cross them. U will not require ft
croat deal of work to keep the street
crossing (loan and certainly It I
ing for school teachers. He would not
have the state make an appropriation
The way and mean committee of for the benefit of aged and decrepit!
ongresa will have fo deal with, a
100,000.000 delltlt for tho coming
year. It I now proposed to place a
tariff tax of throe cents per pound on
offoe, though tliat product Is hot
raised to aiuy extent In the United
States and doe not therefore come
In competition with the labor re
quired to produce It. It is a revenue
measure pure and simple, yet we art1
told that'll tariff tax is levied to pro
ject labor. If this tax Is levied on
coffee wo will see whether or not It
goes up In price to the consumer. And
should It go upward, listen to the
howl that will also go up from the
erv men wlio voted at tne last elec
tion for this kind of taxation
podadogues, hut he would require
each teacher to pay a certain por
tion of his salary Into a fund from
which tho pension shall be
those who have boon long In the sor
vice. . Such law may be all right,
but we seriously doubt If the ma
Jorlty of the teachers in NotirnsKa
would submit to the passage of such
a law unless their salaries were In
creased to the extent that they could
give their mite without a financial
Injury to themselves.
B. A. Mc EL WAIN
Tho Might Before Christmas
Don't wait until the last minute to inspect the largest stock
ever brought to Plattsmouth. I have made special efforts this
season to supply your holiday wants. You will find novelties
here that you won't see anywhere else.
Down In Tecumseh they are having
strenuous time and nil because an
evangelist Is claiming that a man
In I not baptized unless ho I Immersed.
acKlitioo to this tax It Is also con
templated to put the Spanish war tax
on all kinds of paper to raise reve
nue. What n commentary on the
statesmanship of the dominant party.
Imposing war taxes In time of peace
to maintain the government show
profligacy and extravagance un
oqualod in the history of the govern
ment. Put that is what tho people
endorsed at tho recent election and
they should have plenty of It.
We don't see what the average man
can do except to postpone baptism
until tho preacher can get together
on the sullied. A a "next b"st"
people might follow the last half of
tho 2oth chapter of Matthew.
There are very many excellent les
son to be learned at the corn show
at Omaha but the prime object of
holding It Is to draw trade to Iho
metropolis and rob the surrounding
Just a Few Suggestions
Hand Bags Solid and Gold Filled Yalches Fountain Pens
Rings Chains Bracelets Charms Lockets
Gold and Silk Fobs Leather Novelties Hand Painted China
Hal Pins Brooches Umbrellas Buckles Cut Glass
Smoking Sets Gold Picture Frames
Scarf Pins Lorgnette Chains
"On the Sunny Side of Main St."
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