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The Plattsmouth - Journal
Cim Published Semi-Weekly et Plattsmoulh, Nebraska CZZD
R. A. DATES, Publisher.
Entered at the FusloH'ice at I'lattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
O, why shoulil mortal man be proud,
Is Khat I'd like to know,
Is It la-cause lie is alive,
Or Yause lie has the dough?
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It's all over, and the people are
glad of it.
I'lattsmouth people are awaiting
putitir.ly to know how big wo are.
Now for i'lattsmouth and Platts
tnoulh Institutions. We nil want to
"See Pluttsn'outh Succeed.''
Johnson has found out thut Harney
Ohllicld Is ono in it 11 he went against
who proved that he could roino bark.
'i''u:i.'.iiy, Nnveml i r 2 I, Is Thanks
jsivin;:, ho I'lpKiJcnt Taft ha an
iiniini'cil. And tr.rkt v nre beginning '
to v;u-t very 1. i i'l the tree ton.-.
The (lli'!ir-t t n i i 1 1 a I ; n that, was
c-c r iuauguraU d In Nebraska has
p'l'M-.l, and the pi oplo now rea l
something 1 1 (l:'t I n.'! so much
rah ulate. to corrupt their morals.
For the first time In lialf a century
the state of Maine will be represented
In tlio I' nlted States senate for the
tlx years beginning March 4, 1 U 1 1 ,
by a democrat li: senator filling
the vacancy caused by tho re
tirement of Senator Eugcno Hale,
who has luld the position for thirty
years. Hannibal llarlin wan tho last
democrat sent to the senate from
Maine. In 1 SOU ho reslfMied his Heat
In the senate, was elected governor
of Maine by the rcpublliuns and was
then, by the legislature of 18r7, re
turned to the sei.nto ns a republican.
Once In awhile our English cousins
point out a way to n reform that
might he emulated In the states with
profit. Tho latest Instance Is In the 1
manner In whbh It Is proposed to j
deal with the Kngllsh hobo. Under
normal conditions there are about
i'.o.ouo homeless tramps In the coun-j
try, ami during lean years this num
ber at times rises to 80,000. To re
lieve this labor colonies aro to be
established under the central govern
ment, with co-operallon of shires and 1
municipalities. These, It la thought,
will bo self-supporting, as aro those
nil tady In existence In Kngllsh com
munities where tramps aro given food
tiinl shelter In return for a certain
amount of work. Under tho moro
pretentious scheme tho constitutional
aversion of tho "wearies" Is to bo
overcome' by a period of detention,
from six months to three years, with
a certain commutation for good be
havior. They will be fed, lodged and
paid a certain wago, not at nut h publicity bureau Issued 100,000
nmount, however, as to provo attroc- copies of a llttlo leaflet telling how to
the to the Industrious to assume the j test seed corn; It sent letters and re
rolo of a professional tramp. That Ports of the tests to every newspaper
ought to be a moro efficacious and :
humane manner of dealing with the
tramp problem than that In exlstenco
In this country, where the vagrant la
Ither hustled out of ono community
Into another or plated in Jail to be
fed In Idleness for varying sentences,
The emperor of (lermany la not ho
vise In expressing himself as ho la In
conducting hla government. Ilia re
cent utterances at Koenlgsburg,
Prussia, has brought tho critics upon
him In swarms. Ho ratified tho say
ing of his grandfather, saying that his
right to rule "had been bestowed up
on him by God's grace alone, not by
parliaments, national assemblies or
popular votes, so that he regarded
himself as the chosen Instrument of
heaven." It was a mlBtako of Inbred
egotism, diplomacy and Christian
philosophy. Tower coiiioh from tho
fountain head, which Is supernatural,
whether It bo lodged In monarchies
nr popular assemblies. But In the
people alone la lodged the ability to
select who shall be the instrument of
the expression of their will, who shall
have tho authority to enforce their
decrees and laws. His words were
vain and ill-timed and will serve
mainly to further Inflame tho ene
mies of the monanhlnl form of gov
ernment and their allies among those
who would havo Its antethlsis the
Anan hist and the Nlhllst. One of
tho oldest thrones of Europe, that of
Portugal, has Just fallen; another,
Spain's, Is tottering, . both through
the Inexperience of youJiful sever
Igns and the inefficiency cf their ad
visers. It is difficult to check the
spread of the tires of revolution, once
they aro lighted. Fortunately for
the Oman people tiitir ruler ads
hitler than he speaks, lie has not
t ceii a despot, but has ruled and
guliied a great nation conscientiously
and with love for his subjects. Other
wise this assumption of despotic low
er might portend nun h.
Ti:sTixr; : i i:d coi:. r.-v.sT"
l!y Its sensational campaign to se
cure the planting of only tested seed
corn, is tho Omaha Commercial dub
responsible for an increase of 9,743,
000 bushels in tho Nebraska corn
The state labor commissioner, who
collet ta tho figures, says Nebraska
produced almost 10,01)0,000 bushels
moro corn In 1910 than In 11'09. He
says if means $1,250,000 moro for
Nebraska farmers. Tho stato labor
commissioner knows what ho Is talk
ing about. He has a better system of
gathering crop statistics than the de
partment of agriculture, and h's hun
dreds of correspondents all over the
staio are conservative farmers who
know what they are talking about.
l.ast spring the Commercial club
of Omaha learned from reliable
'(('H tllHt corn 1,1 Nebraska
xvn3 "(t 1,1 K00'1 ndltlon for seed.
An Investigation was made by the
publicity bureau. Thousands of sam-
,k'H were secured from all parts of
the state. Careful tests were made
and experts called In. It was learned
that tho run of Nebraska torn was
weak in germinating power. Some
fim,lp8 thought It was all right, and
even tho Btate agricultural school hes
itated to lssuo a warning to farmers.
Hut the Commercial club kept on.
The average In a score of tests
showed r7 per cent to be the highest
end 23 per cent to be the lowest. In
other words the best corn received
averaged fifty-seven ears in 100
would grow, whllo the poorest showed
only twenty-seven ears In every 100
Then the campnlgn began. The
In Nebraska, and they all helped.
drain companies put up 2,000 yel
low cards saying, "test your seed
Creamery companies In Omaha and
Lincoln had 2,400 yellow cards placed
In their local stations, all shouting,
"test your seed corn."
Implement dealers In Omaha and
Council Dluffs sent to every customer
In Nebraska cardsamounting to
1, COO and every ono blazed forth
tho warning, "test your seed corn."
Tho Omaha Clearing llouso asso
ciation, composed of Omaha and
South Omaha banks, took up the
campaign. They sent several large
yellow cards to every banking house
In the stato and every card said, "test
yoi r seed corn."
Tho Northwestern railroad, tho
Union Pacific, tho IJurllngton, Mis
souri Pacific and tho Omaha road
took up the campaign at tho request
of the Omaha Commercial club and
ovorv ntnflnn nirr.ii nn l lin.
j V - pv..v til VII lillt-D I rj-
icived yellow tarda with Instructions
o pi't them cp in e'epet and con
spi t. jus pla:t.;.
J-iv e siotk dealers in South Omaha
sent out tarda by the bundled. N.
bra;.ka was yellow with tards which
said, "test your seed corn." Now the
state 1.4 yellow with a crop of coin
almost 10,000,000 bushels greater
than last year.
Hanks all over Nebraska sent out
personal letters, called their custo
mers by telephone and told them to
test their seed corn and plant only
The agricultural college at Lincoln
took up tho matter as did Commer
cial clubs all over the stato. Ilulle
tins were sent out in thousand and
ten thousand lots by the state college.
The country newspapers were a big
help. Some printed half-page adver
tisements in their papers saying,
"test your Feed corn."
Everywhere tho Nebraska farmer
went some one shouted at him, "to;t
your seed corn." Omaha daily papers
gave freely of their front page spate.
The campaign was handled HUe an
earnest political proposition. Re
ports of t-e tcs.s were a.Ic I lUe
papers as fast as they were com
pleted. The whole reception rcj:i of
the Commercial flub looked like a
corn crib, so much ccrn was piled in
it to be tested. The grain dealers of
Omaha collet-led torn intended for
seed from all parts of the state ami
sl.lpmcii's arrived for several weeks,
eight and ten bushels being received
daily. Each station received a re
port on the corn sent and every re
port was a warning to test seed corn
before planting. Thoso who had seed
corn which tested high and desired
to sell It were put into communica
tion with those who wanted to buy
The corn crop is now fjcing har
vested. It Is almost 10,000,00 bushels
greater than last year. More seed
vas tested In Nebraska than ever be
fore, and whllo tho Commercial club
of Omaha la modest in claiming the
credit, the fact remains that the
organization furnished the money to
warn Nebraska farmers and the in
telligence to awaken Nebraska to the
necessity of planting good peed. It
was one of the strongest campaigns
ever waged In any state for a given
purpose, as more avenues were used
rtnd more vital spots reached. It
cost the Commercial club less than
$1,000. The Investigation and cam
paign following resulted from tho
manager of the publicity bureau of
the Commercial club buying a 1-cent
paper In Dos Moines and seeing a
black head-line saying Iowa seed corn
was unfit for seed and if planted
would result In tremendous loss to
the Iowa farmers.
Thus tho investment of 1 cent led
to the Commercial club starting Its
campaign, Investing $1,000 and mak
ing Nebraska farmers $4,250,$$$.
Tho Journal extends congratula
tions to Congressman Hitchcock on
hla glorious victory. No man that
ever ran for an orflee In Nebraska
was ever more abused than our can
didate for tho United States senate.
The demand made for him to pull off
tho ticket was not heeded, and he
went straight ahead with hU clean
cut campaign, and a great victory
has lieen the result. The charges
made against him by Hartley, Ilur
kett, Howard and Roscwator, wns
like chaff thrown to tho Tour winds
of the . heavens. Mr. Hitchcock's
record In congress demonstrated that
ho represented the Interests of the
people of Nebraska, and they knew
he would do tho tame In tho United
States senate, If elected. The .Jour
nal rejoices In his election. The re
sults shows that the ellrty work, of
hla traducers has reacted, and that It
did him much good. All hall to
Senator lllt hcot k.
Col. Hates may be defeated, but he
has no sore spots, and la still tor the
old democratic flag, and will defend
Its principles for all time to come.
Ho Is in a do of that kind of material.
Mr. Frank Nichols, of Greenwood,
visited riattsmouth today, bringing
In the vote from Salt Creek precinct.
And New Jersey.
All In the democratic column.
It is Senator Hitchcock now.
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"We told you so" fellows are
Tho legislature of Nebraska will
again be democratic.
"Slippery Elmer" sold himself to
the east and got .eft in the west.
The 'democrats have swept the
congress. ' .
will control the next
Farewell, "SJippery Elmer," go
where you belong, and Join Aldrlch In
"Oh, why should the spirit of mor
tal bo proud?" Ask the defeated
Senator 1'anning matte a grand
run. "It Is hard to keep a good man
Jov.n," clcr.'t you know?
Dahlman is defeated for governor,
but remains still the genial, kind
hearted and charitable Jim.
A man must favor bis own people
If ho expects favors in return. Di
rected to Senator Uurkett.
It won't bo "Senator Noyes," not
withstanding that gentleman made
considerable "noire" throughout the
It will be Governor Aldrieii after
the first of January, but It looks as
though he will be confronted with a
A man who signed a pledge to vote
for county option and then goes back
on it, Is he to be depended upon? Ho
has "got his foot in it," that's nil.
It Is a hard matter for a candidate
to meet with success when he is
opposed by a man who will be any
thing and everything to got votes.
Vied L. Nuetzman made that kind of
st campaign. He was nominated on a
county option platform and then took
the advantage of his German friends
by telling them he was against county
option. Col. Hates preferred defeat,
rather than Ho to ttie voters for the
sake of support.
The early returns from the election
throughout the country In general In
dicate that the democrats have swept
the country. New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Massachusetts and many
other states have gone democratic,
with Iowa still in doubt, and Indica
tions that the democratic candidate
for governor la elected, together with
several members of the legislature.
In Nebraska tho democrats are claim
ing the legislature by a good, safe
majority and a solid delegation In
congress. Hut the latter claim ap
pears unreasonable. The defeat of
"Slippery Elmer" Ilurkett Is indeed
a god-send to Nebraska. The post
masters throughout tho state should
now wear mourning for the next
thirty days for their dear friend,
Elmer "Jerusalem." The congres
sional raco In the First district is
very close between Maguire and Hay
ward, with tho chances In favor, of
Maguire. Hay ward's majority In his
own county of Otoe la only 102,
where he expected to have a majority
of at least 500 or 000. There are
many surprises In this election, but
considering the disaffection in the
democratic ranks, lu Nebraska, they
have gained a great victory.
A very serious condition as regards
wheat and corn exists In the United
In the past eight weeks there has
been a loss of nearly 22 cents a bush
el In wheat, while corn, one of the
country's greatest staple crops, has
declined nearly 23 cents a bushel.
To add to the seriousness of the
condition, there seems to be good
reasons for believing that there will
be further declines in the prices of
both wheat and corn.
Why these tremendous declines?
There are reasons.
First Hecause the United States
toJay Is fully 5 cents per bushel out
of line with other wheat-exporting
Second Pecause the United States
Is being undersold by other countries
in the great wheat markets of the
As conditions exist at the present
time, the United States is unable to
sell any great amount of its bread
stuffs on account of competing coun
tries. These countries are selling
their wheat at prices that the United
States cannot meet.
There have been big crops of wneat
in tho wheat-producing countries
ether than tho United States the Ar
gentine Republic, Australia, Russia
and India. These big crops a3 a con
sequence have forced the United
Sta'cs out of the running.
Farmers of the United States have
been receiving abnormally high
prices for their grains for a long
period. Now the American fanner is
allowing rival exporting countries to
fill up importing countries at lower
prices than be will accept.
Wo are out of line on our export
! bvsjr.csa and there will have to be a
readjustment before conditions will
The world's supply of breadstuff's
! Is much larger now than at tho same
time last year. The harvesting of the
wheat crop In the Argentine republic
will soon begin. Wheat cutting in the
northern section of that country be
gins about November 10, and by De
cember 15 the cutting of wheat will
Le general. I'.y January 1 the move
ment of Argentine wheat to import
ing wheat countries will be well un
The Argentine republic has not the
wheat elevators that we have; nei
ther has the country the storage
facilities. Wheat there Is piled on
ti e ground or is shoveled into bius
n the open air. Thus the grain Is
forced into the market at once.
The exportable surplus of wheat In
tiie Argentine republic is estimated
at from 80,000,000 to 120,000,000
bushels. The very fact that there is
miu-h grain to be sent to other coun
tries will spur the countries that have
wheat to sell their grain and with
Again, crop conditions In other
wheat exporting countries were never
better and come near being Ideal.
The dry spell was broken by heavy
rains at Just the right time and the
wheat Is reported as better than the
average In quantity and quality.
It must be remembered that land
In these countries Is cheaper than
land In the United States; that labor
Is cheaper and thus the American
farmer Is placed at another disad
vantage when it comes to prices.
These countries also aro able to mar
ket their grain In Liverpool and
Franco cheaper than the United
States can market its product in the
The visible supply of wheat In the
United States Is double what It was
a year ago. The visible supply In
creased over 2,000,000 bushels dur
ing the past week. It la now 40,120,
000 bushels, as compared with- 27,
000,000 bushels a year ago. Chicago
alone has 12,000,000 bushels of
wheat of all descriptions.
At tho present time, too, there are
38,7(50,000 bushels of wneat afloat on
These facts explain why the wheat
situation In the United States Is so
much out of lino, why there has been
the decline In prices, anil why the
outlook for the future Is not consid
ered by good Judges of conditions to
The trade In flour never before hns
been so dull for a period of six
months as It has been this year.
Local millers, as well as millers In
the northwest, have sold enormous
quantities of flour for future deliv
ery, but they as one man say that It
Is Impossible to secure shipping di
rections from the men who have
matlo the purchase. This reflects a
lack of demand for flour. Flour as
well as wheat Is out of line from an
Iwill on Thursday of every wei;k de
liver Ice Cream, Fruit at Fresh Oysters
at your very door.
Watch for the Auto!
J. E. MASON
exporting standpoint. Mills are idle
and the market Is almost at a stand
still. The decline In the price of corn re
sults from the fact that the largest
corn crop in the history of America
has been raised this year. The crop
is estimated at the enormous total of
3,100,000,000 bushels, as against 2.
772,000,000 bushels last year.
To complicate matters, the corn
ciop In the Argentine republic that
conies into direct competition with
our corn has also been exceptionally
The cycle of high prices must be
followed by a cycle of low prices.
A big corn crop means low-priced
hogs and cattle and sncep.
Never in the history of the United
States have so many cattle and sheep
been sent to the feed lots as this
year. More are going.
A large percentage of the corn will
come out in the shape of meat Instead
of grain, and there Is some consola
tion In thla fact. Meats will be lower
as a result of existing conditions.
EP HE I
Health is Worth Savins:, and
Some Flalsjmouth People
Many Plattsmouth people take
their lives In their hands by neglect
ing the kidneys when they know
these organs need help. Sick kid
neys are responsible for a vast
amount of suffering and 111 health,
but there Is no need to suffer nor to
remain In danger when all diseases
and aches and pains due to weak kid
neys can be quickly and permanently
cured by the use of Doan's Kidney '
Pills. Here Is a Plattsmouth citi
J. L. Kinnney, Lincoln Ave., Platts
mouth, Nebraska, says: "Doan's
Kidney Pills, procured from Gerlng
&' Co's drug store, have been used In
my family and have brought prompt
relief from kidney disorders after
other remedies failed. In 1906 I
publicly recommended Doan's Kid
ney Pills for the benefit of other kid
ney sufferers and at this time I have
no reason whatever to withdraw one
word from that statement."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Mr. Peter Claus, the merchant, was
called to Omaha on the morning train
today, on business for his store.
Do you want an
If you do, pet one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telepraph or write
DntesTmado at this r dice or the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
Live Stock and Genual Farm Sale
Five years successful selling renders
mo thoroughly competent of handling
yoursslo. Referfence from those I
have sold for. Graduate from Missouri
Auction School. See nie at Perkins
PUtts. 'Phone 142 Green
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