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The - Plattsmouth - Journal
i Published Ssml-Weekly it Plattsmouth, Nebraska t
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the PostofTice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
The vote between Shallenberger
and Dahlman la entirely too close for
C. E. Metzger and V. H. Puis are
the Democratic candidates for repre
The reactionary statesmen are
firmly of the opinion that another
earthquake has occurred In Califor
The best seller in London Is a
novel called "The Silent Woman."
Everybody wants to find out who
There Is no use denying the fact
the prcHent primary election law is
not what the people want, and should
In New York, especially, the Re
publican organization might Just as
well make an appointment to kins It
Several former officials of the Illi
nois Central railroad are found to
have varied the custom by paying
the rebates to themselves.
There Is some curiosity to know
whether the Southern Pacific's poli
tical control of California has been
telescoped or only side-tracked.
Mr. Roosevelt and President Taft
are reported to have reached "the
parting of the ways" and It may be
added that they did not have far to
Governor Harmon of Ohio is giving
a splendid exhibition these days of
an executive who is not afraid to
enforce the law and preserve order
no matter whose toes are trod upon.
Ono hour It looks like Dahlman
and the next hour It looks like Shal
lenberger. And we don't pretend to
say who Is nominated until tho of
flclul returns are all In, and the re
Bult announced from state headquar
ters. ! )' Mm .(
A toan who tried to see President
'Taft was arrested as a lunatic. Those
secret service officers shouldn't Jump
too quickly at conclusions. The man
might have been sane In spite of his
Tho "Hill Interests," which are en
deavoring to pack next month's con
gress In St. Paul against national con
servation, might derive some wisdom
by contemplating the swat which Cal
ifornia recently gave the railroads
for their political Interference.
The "A B CV Aldrlch, Balllnger
and Cannon must go, say the Re
publican progressives. If they suc
ceed In this task they might prune
the party alphabet a little further.
D for Dalzell, K for Elklns, G for
Guggenheim, 11. for Hitchcock, could
well be spared. In fact, while about
It, why not abolish the whole alpha
bet? :o: .
If Mayor Gaynor recovers, as now
Bcems probable, he will doubtless be
surprised to learn of all the good
things that were said of htm when he
was struck down; some of them by
' newspapers which had been Bevere In
their criticisms when he was & candl
date for office. The secret of the.
thing Is that New York and the na
tion have Just lately begun to realize
what a good man Gaynor is. Ills ad
ministration, thus far, has surprised
both friend and foe by Its capability,
making staunch Gaynor men of form
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Whether Shallenberger or Dahl
man, every man who supported cither
In the primary should make up their
minds to support the successful noml
nee. When they cast their vote they
Just as good as pledged their support
to the nominee. If you had not made
up your minds to do this you had
better staid away from the polls en
In the nomination of Dahlman, the
fight will be a fair and square one
on the county option question. Dahl
man Is an out and out anti-county
optionlst, while Aldrlch Is for county
option. This is the kind of a fight
the voters of Nebraska have longed
for and this is what they have In the
nomination of Dahlman, if he is
actually the successful candidate.
mis. kooskvklts pk(m;ium.
The break between Roosevelt and
Taft has come, apparently.
Colonel Roosevelt Is a consummate
politician. It is only a politician of
the first order of genius who would
deliberately invite defeat In the be
lief that out of It victory would grow.
This Is what Roosevelt has done, and
In two Instances.
The first Instance was In Ohio,
where he allowed it to be known that
Garfield and those who were demand
ing a progressive platform had his
sympathy and approval. Garfield and
his few supporters were overwhelm
ingly defeated, as everybody, Includ
ing Roosevelt, knew they would be.
The Republicans of Ohio go into the
campaign supporting Standpatter
Dick for senator and Standpatter
Harding for governor, both of them
planted firmly on a standpat plat
form. And Taft's is the responsibil
ity. Similarly In New York. Mr. Roose
velt appears deliberately to have In
vited the humiliation which was vis
ited upon him by the state organiza
tion in rejecting him for chairman
of the convention and choosing J. S.
Sherman Instead. And, according to
the dispatches, he Is willing that the
regular element of the party, repre
senting Taft and the forces that are
behind Taft, should make the ticket
and the platform in that state the
some as they did In Ohio.
And then, it is clearly evident,
Theodore Roosevelt Is hoping and ex
pecting that the Republican party,
In New York, In Ohio, and In the na
tion, goes down to a decisive and
humiliating defeat In the election In
This Is what Mr. Roosevelt Is now
planning. For the present he Is will
ing that Taft's shall be all the glory
also ail the responsibility. For the
present he Is willing that he himself
should be defeated and humiliated in
every move he makes, or seems to
make, toward gaining control of, or
Influence over, the party. He Is
looking forward toward the election.
He Is looking hopefully toward the
calamity which he believes will be
fall his party at that time.
And what will be the situation
then, with the Republican party de
feated In New York, which la Roose
velt's state, and In Ohio which Is
Taft's state, and perhaps defeated
also In Indiana, which Is Beverldge's
state, and Illinois, which Is Cannon's,
and Minnesota, which Is Clapp's, and
Iowa, which Is Cummins' and Dollt
ver's state, and Nebraska, which Is
It will appear that the party is so
torn and rent by bitterly hostile fac
tions that defeat has everywhere been
Its portion, and that, unless a recon
ciliation Is affected, victory In 1912
Is hopeless. It will appear that Pres
ident Taft Is himself largely respon
sible for the defeats In New York
and Ohio, and that It Is impossible
for him to bring insurgents and reg
ulars together Into one harmonious
party. What shall be done to be
It Is here that Colonel Roosevelt
will present himself. He will be the
ready made savior. There Is none
other the party can turn to. Taft
can never win the support of the
insurgents; uummins couia never
have that of the regulars. But Roose
velt; Roosevelt, the magican; Roose
velt the practical man; Roosevelt the
friend of Lodge and of Beveridge;
Roosevelt who, throughout his re
markable career, has ever been able
and willing to run both with the
hounds and the hares why not all
get together on him! What other
hope Is there? How else escape the
It Is a very neat program; one that
does credit to its great author. It
depends for its success first on the
preliminary triumphs of Taft aud
his friends over Roosevelt and
Roosevelt has submitted himself to
be triumphed over. It depends next
on Republican reversals, so severe
and general as to be decisive and
dlsheartlng, at the polls in Novem
ber. And it depends lastly on the
elimination of Taft as a possibility,
and of all other possibilities, leaving
the field clear for Roosevelt, who had
no part in the election, who was not
involved in them, who has treated
both sides with consideration, whom
everybody can support!
It Is a program, however, that does
more credit to Mr. Roosevelt's poli
tical skill than It does to either his
heart or his head. It does not be
come him to be plotting the destruc
tion of his own heir; neither does it
become him to admit that he chose
so unwisely that heir, whom, having
chosen, he proceeded, by his familiar
methods, to cram down the throats
of the American people.
Finally, It is very positively to
Mr. Roosevelt's discredit that, at this
time, when the entire country Is en
gaged in a struggle over great princi
ples, and when nearly all men of
brain and brawn are parties to that
fight, on the one side or the other,
he himself should be lending open
support to no principle, should ap
parently be concerned In no Ideal,
but should be devoting all his splen
did talents merely to plotting to fur
ther his personal interests two years
Elgln market reports say "butter
Is stronger." Some of It has been
strong enough for a long time.
Evidently it Is as hard to get an
undesirable out of the cabinet as it
Is to get one into the penitentiary.
Somebody is responsible for the
situation of affairs in the Democratic
party of Nebraska? Now, who Is it?
Those Oklahoma land grafters and
fee grabbers appear to have regarded
the Indians with the same affection
that the Mabray gang had for the
Victor Wilson threatens to with
draw from the race as candidate for
railroad commissioner, It Jim Dahl
man is nominated for governor.
Wouldn't it not be best for Victor
to watt until he Is nominated?
The Journal is pleased to note that
Judge B. F. Good of Wahoo has beea
nominated for congressman in the
Fourth district. Judge Good is one
of the most popular men In Nebraska,
and we believe his election Is a fore
gone conclusion. He Is a vote-getter.
Contests over the results of a pri
mary election were never known to
result satisfactory, even to the par
ties managing them. It serves only to
widen the breach In the party ranks,
and a disappointment to the friends
of the contestant.
Every other candidate has been
lost sight of in the struggle of Shal
lenberger and Dahlman for governor.
The excitement engendered In their
struggle for supremancy, has . been
great. And yet It cannot be told who
Is the victor.
Our good friend R. D. Sutherland
has been nominated for congress In
the Fifth district. Mr. Sutherland
has served two terms In congress,
and filled the bill to perfection. Ho
Is very popular In the Fifth district,
and It Is candidly believed that he
will bo elected this year. We hope
The city council is composed of
representatives of the taxpayers of
the city, and they are expected to do
the very best they can In making con
tracts for work in which the city is1
interested. The paving contract j
should be given to men of expert
erne in this line of business, and to
the lowest responsible bidder, where
he is perfectly competent.
Governor Shallenberger has decid
ed to contest twelve counties in the
state, and Cass is one of them. This
means a recount of the vote in every
precinct lu the county. We can't say
that we admire such a procedure.
This year Republican state conven
tions everywhere refused to endorse
the Taft administration. It seems as
though the grand old party are now
having troubles of their own, Just
like the Democrats did in Grover
The Democrats should get together.
There Is no use of such a mix-up. It
Is the duty of both Shallenberger and
Dahlman to do something to harmon
ize the party. Now is the time for
them to show their colors, by com
ing out and doing their best to save
the party. They can do It, If they
will. And they should come to time.
Here is another slap at Victor
Rosewater. Aldrlch, the Republican
candidate for governor, says he don't
give a d d whether the Omaha
Bee and Rosewater supports him or
not. Mr. Aldrlch Is likely to need the
Bee editor's support before he gets
through with the campaign, and then
a few thousand votes before he Is
If Shallenberger and Dahlman have
the best Interests of the Democratic
party at heart, let them step dowa
and out and give the party a chance
to nominate someone else. It looks
now to be an utter impossibility to
harmonize the Democrats to the sup
port of either Dahlman or Shallen
berger, while we have plenty of good
timber from which to select candi
With everything looking so bright
for the success of the Democratic
party throughout .the land, it is a
shame that the party has gotten it
self In the muddle it has. Victory
was Within the grasp of the Demo
crats until the primary. Everything
can be harmonized yet, if those who
ire the cause of the trouble will
sacrifice some of their present feel
ings and get up and say they will do
their duty to get the party together.
Now is the time, and the accepted !
time to begin the good work.
Never before in the history of Ne
braska have the Democrats had such
a splendid opportunity of carrying
the state as this year, until the race
of Shallenberger vs. Dahlman has
split the party In two. What is to be
done? Can either of them be elected
under the present circumstances? If
not, what is the duty of the Demo
cratic party? Call a state convention
ad ask both to step aside for some
man who can be elected. We have
several of them in the state. No
Democrat will stand in the way of
success. Something must be done,
and that very soon.
Colonel Roosevelt received anoth
er slap on the. wrist Tuesday when
the New York state committee re
fused to endorse him for temporary
chairman of the Republican state
convention and named Instead "Sun
ny Jim" Sherman, vice president of
the United States, and prominent at
present as one of the alleged men
"higher up" In the Oklahoma Indian
lands Bcandal. This is a distinct
standpat victory. No one ever ac
cused Mr. Sherman of being an in
surgent or a progressive. That the
affront was keenly fait by Mr. Roose
velt was Indicated by his short but
pappery statement on being notified
of the action of the state committee.
It may have the effect of aligning the
ex-presldent squarely with the pro
gressives, whereas heretofore he has
occupied a conspicuous If uncomfort
able posltlen on the fence. At any
rate it fore-shadows a hot time in the
New York state convention with the
possibility of a complete split In the
Republican ranks of that state which
will perforce, by reason of Colonel
Roosevelt's standing as a national
leader, extend to the national organ
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The rains came too late to help all
of the corn but pastures will be im
mensely benefitted and fall plowing
will take a new lease of life.
Frank Schlkhtemelr who was tak
en to Omaha some three weeks ago
suffering with appendicitis Is home
again and is getting all right. He
was operated on at the M. E. hospital
at that place.
C. R. Jones, the half brother of the
noted Sam Jones who has had charge
of the commlsary department of the
West quarry for some time has resign
ed his position and will seek other
The rain this week ha orought
a new lease of life to the crops, has
put the ground In good shape for
fall plowing, and a whole lot of us
who were losing faith are burnishing
up our "Stand up for Nebraska"
Fred L. Nutzraan took the evening
train Wednesday for Lincoln where
he will transact business and then go
on to Bertrand, Neb., for a few days.
Mr. Nutzman expressed himself as
well pleased with the election results
Peter Opp has purchased the Ben
Tucker place on Washington avenue
and will take possession about the
first of September. Mr. Tucker and
family, we understand, will move to
Weeping Water on account of better
school facilities for their son, Marlon.
The purchase price was about 1,600.
The school board has been up
against the teaching proposition for
some time but have at last settled
the matter satisfactorily. Last spring
they re-elected the entire corps of
teachers but from one cause and an
other the teachers refused until it
was necessary to secure an entire
new staff. The following teachers
have been employed: Fredrick Wood
ward, of Ashland, principal; Eleanor
Carpenter, assistant; Miss Canady, of
Weeping Water; Miss Coon, of Lin
coln, for the lower rooms.
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The Vote Recounted.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The canvassing board met at the
clerk's office this morning at nino
o'clock and at the time of going to
press sixteen of the twenty-five pre
cincts had been recounted. There has
been no perceptable change in the
result, the gains to Shallenberger
have about kept pace with the Dahl
man gains. H. L. Oldham of Murray
was invited by the governor to be
present and look after his interests.
STATEMENT OK THE CONDITION
PLATTSMOUTH LOAN AND BUILDING
Of , Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on the
30th day of June, 1910.
First mortgage loans $."K.094 43
!Ux-k loans 2.57 70
Keal estate HM 17
Cash 1,757 47
Delinquent Interest, premiums, flues
and dues 43!) M
Other assets 171) AO
Total B,879 6.1
Capital stock paid up 5I.3B 04
Reserve fund l.aiO 00
Undivided profiU 2.009 07
Matured stock 9.308 54
Total Sti&SW CJ
RECEIPTS HO ElrEKOITUREJ
for the year end In June 30, 1010
Dues 13.921 00
Interest, premiums and fines 5,:W7 7
Loans repaid 20.H30 H4
Keal estate sales 3M H4
Taxes repaid M
Bills payable 2.000 00
Total KJ.775 89
Cash July 1, 1910 f 1,633 58
Loans 16..1U0 00
Expenses 60S 02
Stock redeemed 20,046 67
Cash on hand 1.757 47
Heal estate 91 71
Taxes advanced S75 II
BilUpayable 2.004 33
Total $42,775 89
Stats or Nibrarka. t .
Cass County. ) M I, T. M. Patterson.
Secretary of the atwve named Association, do
solemnly swear that the foregoing; statement
of the condition of said asportation, Is true and
correct to the liest of my knowledge and belief
T. M. I'attikson, Secretary.
V. J. Whiti. I
J. E. Barwick. Directors
K. U. Windham I
9uhscrlled and sworn to before me, this tJth
day of August, 1910, Zctta Brown
lEAL , Notary Public.
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