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R. A. BATES,
Entered at the Postoffice", at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
fl.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
HE VETOED SUNDAY BALL.
The governor of Nebraska
Has vetoed Sunday ball;
Although he tried to fix it
So it wouldn't stop it all.
He wanted David City
And others in its class
To have their recreation
And then the bill could pass.
The governor of Nebraska
Has vetoed Sunday ball;
For he believes in Blue Laws
And other folderol.
When policy demands it,
All things look good to him,
Which sets us all to thinking
Why didn't we vote for "Jim."
The governor of Nebraska
Has vetoed Sunday ball;
And we can see quite plainly
The writing on the wall;
For NebraHka has too many
Who see beyond their nose
And understand the reason
For this self-righteous pose.
The governor of Nebraska
Has vetoed Sunday ball;
The siren of the state house
Has got him in its thrall,
Itut when he lands upon the rocks
A year from this next fall,
He'll wish he hadn't vetoed
The bill for Sunday ball.
Easter next Sunday.
After Easter we may have settled
weather and we may not.
The dove of peace in Mexico seems
to be masquerading in the guise of
the Irishman's flea.
Talk of a "Bargain Day." It's the
proper caper, and every merchant will
find it so, when once tried.
Wonder if the governor had in
mind Sunday ball playing when
rigned all those bills last Sunday?
As a peacemaker President Diaz
itms to be almont as much of a suc
cess as an Orangeman abroad on St.
In China they cut off the heads of
bankers who go crooked or lose their
depositors' money. That's a bank
guarantee that counts,
Douglas county has had thirty-one
murders in twenty-two months. This
certainly cannot be attributed to the
P o'clock closing law.
The libellant in a Chicago divorce
nit complains that the respondent
has not spoken in several years. It is
rieedless to add that the said respon
dent is not of the gentler sex.
People certainly appreciate the
Evening Journal. From the number
of new subscribers we have received
in the past two weeks we certainly
kavejust cause to think so.
That little joker in the telephone
totrger bill was neatly enacted. Many
I the members who voted for the
treasure are now wishing they hud
not done so and want the governor
! veto the bill. But will he?
Mrs. Lillie, accused, tried and Im-
prironod in the penitentiary for some
time for the murder of her husband,
nd finally pardoned by Governor
Mickey, will now get her husband's
Jnsurance in the Woodman lodge,
which now amounts to $5,200. The
Fupreme court so says.
The Galveston News, which has a
recognized standing in society of that
city, speaking to young girls, suggests
that if any one of them is going to
marry a man to reform him, she
ought to Inclbde an axe in her trous
Attorney General Wickersham In.
sists that if the bath-tub trust defend
ants are found guilty they will serve
jail sentences. It really looks as if
these magnates were going to get into
The legislature had a hard struggle
to adjourn, but it finally made the
"riffle." Now the members will have
a time explaining to their con
stituents why they did not do this and
did not do that.
Soon, when you see a Strang man
going around back of the house with
a dice-shaped article between tongs,
don't misjudge him and think he is so
going to shoot craps he is the ice
man with your supply of ice.
The Hon. James R. Mann of Illinois
has been accorded the post-mortem
honor of being selected as minority
leader of the house. Mr. Mann's
duties will not be onerous in this con
gress. His main worK will be to try
to keep the insurgents in line.
The common people of the United
States will mourn the demise of Tom
Johnson, who passed away at his
home in Cleveland, Ohio, last night.
The deceased was one of God's noble
men, and his memory will live in the
hearts of the common people for ages.
Up to April l there had been ex
pended on the Panama canal the sum
of Il44,ff82,R52, of which $84,031,980
was met by the sale of bonds. The
balance will come from Hie same
source, bonds being placed on the
market as conditions warrant.
The Easter bonnets are daisies. The
windows in millinery stores are filled
with the beauties, and are so at
tractive that even fathers stop to
view them. But perhaps they stop
only to see the cost price if possible.
They all know that the Easter Bonnet
has to come.
The great wave of enthusiasm that
swept over the house and galleries
upon the appearance of William J.
Bryan and Governor Harmon at the
opening of congress shows the high
places these men have in the affec
tions of the people. Mr. Bryan still
cnotinues one of the great political
powers of the country.
It seems that President Taft, ac
cording to press reports, is taking
some of the democrats into his con
fidence and telling them why he order
ed the "maneuvers" alonir the MpxI-
can frontier. What the ni.l..nt
should do is to tell the country about
If he doesn't soon congress will
ask for a full statement of the why
Another good piece of legislation
which is to be credited to the Ne
braska democrats was the enactment
of a bill whereby the state treasurer
is obliged to dispose of about $5,000,
000 in bonds of other states now held
as securities by Nebraska, drawing
interets at 3 and 4 per cent, and to
re-invest the money in securities of
Nebraska municipalities, counties and
school districts. Money is worth 5
and 6 per cent here, and the state
will be able to earn 2 to 3 per cent by
investing the money at home. The
new law is a considerable improve
ment on republican legislation.
The currency commission has be
gun its work of gathering informa
tion for the purpose of formulating a
system of currency reform to be sub
mitted to congress at the regular ses
sion in December. Ex-Senator Aldrich,
one of the commission, will devote hi?
entire time to the preplexlng prob
lem. The commission will give hear
ings to bankers and financiers in the
various parts of the country. The
proposed legislation is non-political
and of the greatest importance to the
The New York senatorial deadlock
has been broken by the election of
Supreme Court Justice James
Aloysius O'Gorman, despite the op
position to almoft the last moment of
the Tamany machine. It had set out! republican party, such as the non-
for Sheehan, and the particular fit-'partisan judiciary.
ness of any candidate or the objec-j :o:
tion to another was of no con
sequence until the force of public
opinion and the prospect of the fight
continuing until (.lie beginning of the
extra session, leaving New York
minus a senator, made it imperative
to yield. For this the insurgent
democrats, representing the element
of the party opposed to machine
domination, are to be given credit.
The new senator, while long affiliated
with the Tammany organization, and
honored by it with various judicial
promotions, has nevertheless been an
independent and a progressive, a man
of the people, a scholar and jurist un
trammeled in his opinions by profes
sional politicians. He won his
prominence by sheer self-merit, by his
eloquence and his ability. He resigns
a judgeship paying nearly twice as
much as the senatorship to bring
order out of chaos and preserve the
honor of his party. He will become
a leading figure in national politics.
THE REPUBLICAN DILEMMA.
The war between the American
masses and the trusts of the country
begins afresh at the opening the
special session of congress. Whatever
may be said to the contrary, the re
publican party is still under the Iron
heel of monopoly. Unfortunately for
his own personal interests, President
Taft continues to reveal the fact that
nature has given him a weak spine.
He became awfully sick when he
found that the country had discovered
that he had permitted himself to play
into the hands of Aldrich and Can
non, and his floundering has ever
since been pitiable to witness. He
now finds himself assailed at the same
time from different points. Both the
reactionaries and the insurgents of
his party distrust him.
The crudest thing of all is the fact
that the man who made him president
is scouring the country to get the
office avay from him. The chance is
fair that the republican convention
next year will want neither Bill nor"
Theodore, but will perhaps try La
Hungry mouths and shivering
bodies, which last year delivered a
terrible blow to the republican party,
will continue to ache, as they witness
the monopolies still in the saddle the
meat trust still pretending to reduce
prices, but still keeping prices as high,
if not higher, than ever before, and a
rouoer tariff more ranacious than
Why not put the initiative into ef
fect as an experiment in the matter
of Sunday baseball?
When you work for the good of the
cause don't stop to figure how much
you expect to make out of it.
He is a wise man who realizes in
time that he is not "the whole cheese,"
and that there are others who know
more than he does.
During March the government
mints turned out $15,000,000 worth of
gold coins. It is not entirely clear
what this proves, but it does.
There are quite a number of laws
passed by the legislature that do not
suit the people, generally speaking,
but they must grin and bear it.
Another one of the Ixrimer bribers
has passed away. He got only $1,800,
while the others sold out for $1,000.
lie acknowledged his guilt, however,
before he died.
The democratic plans for the extra
session will be simply the translation
into law of the demands of the people
nothing more and nothing less.
These include the passage of the reci
procity treaty, the revision of the
tariff on cotton and wool, the untax-
ing of food, congressional reappor
tionment according to the last census
and the admission to statehood of
Arizona and New Mexico. It is a
One thing about Aldrich is readily
noted. He knows what bills to veto
when they are inclined to effect the
Can it be that 9,000 soldiers were
lost in transit? The president order
ed 20,000 troops to the Mexican
frontier, and now comes the report
that there are only 11,000 there.
It is said that the commonest phrase
in the soldier camps in Texas is,
"What are we here for?" Nobody
knows but Taft, and he won't tell.
Some men declare that Taft don't
know. The best plan would be to ask
Judge Slama loses out in his con
test for county judge in Saunders
county, and now the emoluments of
the office since the first of January
will go to the other fellow. So says
the supreme court.
In consequence of the recent tele
phone merger bill passed by the
late legislature, independent lines
are being established all over the
state. The people of Nebraska are
not in the mood to be bulldozed in
any such manner.
And yet we have had no returns
from the last census report as to in
dicate the population of Plattsmouth.
Why we are unable to state. If we
have 5,000 population we can try
the commission form of government,
and if we fall short of the mark only
by a few hundred we will not have
an opportunity to try it.
The governor has appointed Jaioes
Delahunty warden of the penitentiaiy
and the appointment becomes ef
fective immediately. The governor
displajed the spirit of cowardice to a
considerable extent in this appoint
ment. It should have been made be
fore the legislature adjourned, but
he was afraid the senate would not
confirm his selection.
The Lincoln Star says that the best
recommendation that has yet been
heard for the bank guaranty law
comes unwittingly from the lips of a
banker, who suggests that some of the
banks of this state are fretted lest
they may not be able to avail them
selves of the privilege of operating
under the law. This fear is attributed
to the suspicion that the authorities
of the strong banks will insist upon
rigid requirements for the safety of
all other banks that may qualify
under the law. The former will be
disposed to minimize the risk by bar
ring out banks that are not gilt
edged. Of course it is not suspected
that any bank which presents evi
dence of stability will be barred from
qualifying under the law. It is not
likely that the depositors of the state
will worry much over the possibility
that some of the banks with which
they are now doing business cannot
qualify under the law.
THE PEN FOR SCORCHERS.
It would be difficult to imagine how
the supreme court could have held
any other way in the case of Chauf
feur Schultze, whose reckless driving
in Omaha resulted in the killing of
Brewer Krug. The court held very
! properly that the killing under the
circumstances constituted the crime
Manslaughter is the unintentional,
unpremeditated and without malice,
taking of the life of another by one
who is at the time engaged in the
commission of an unlawful act. The
evidence in the Omaha case disclosed
that Cauffeur Schultze was exceed
ing the speed limit at the time of
the fatality, that he was proceeding
unlawfully, and that when the death
of Krug resulted it made the chaffeur
guilty of manslaughter.
This decision ought to awaken some
consideration here in Lincoln among
the reckless scorchers, for there is not
a day, and hardly an hour of the day,
in which some scorcher is not seen
scudding along the streets at a rate of
speed that would bring him within
that decision and send him to the
penitentiary if he should strike any
one with fatal result. It is almost
providential that someone is not kill
ed in Lincoln every day.
Among automobile owners there Is
little disregard of the speed ordin
ance, but among those who affect the
motorcycle there is no regard what
ever for regulation. They are seen,
sometimes with women in their arms,
hurling themselves along the busiest
streets, endangering every other per
son who assumes to be entitled to the
use of the pavements, but most of all,
For some time there has been no
discoverable effort on the part of the
authorities to interfere with reckless
driving, and the offense has grown
with the lack of surveillance. But re
gardless of what the local authorities
may do, the supreme court has said
in the Omaha case that there is a
reckoning in store for some of these
offenders against the public safety,
and even an ambition to help out the
collection of favorable anti-saloon
league statistics will not avail the of
fender when the inevitable catas
trophe comes. Lincoln Star.
A DEMOCRATIC DEMOCRAT.
The private life and public record
of Senator-elect O'Gorman of New
York point unmistakably to the in
dication that the Empire state's new
senator is a man of the people and a
democrat of progressive views. He
is on record as favoring a downward
revision of the tariff; Canadian reci
procity; the parcels post; the income
tax and the popular election of United
States senators. He opposes the "new
nationalism" of Theodore Roosevelt
and the centralizing tendencies of the
republican party. Other democrats
may disagree with Mr. O'Gorman in
his advocacy of a greater navy and
the fortification of the Panama canal,
policies which are well subject to dis
agreement and involve no fundamen
tal party principle, but on the broad
platform of equal rights to all, special
privileges to none', the new senator
stands squarely on democratic
As to the charge of republican
newspapers that the election of Mr,
O'Gorman is a victory for Boss Mur
phy and Tamany hall, it may be
noted that the New York Journal, a
newspaper which has not in years
been classed as democratic and which
is bitterly antagonistic to Murphy
anL, Tammany, hails O'Gorman's
election as that of a progressive, de
claring that "his whole sweep is to
ward humanity; his bent indomitably
for justice." The selection of O'Gor
man was not a concession to Murphy;
it was a choice forced upon him and
which he had to accept with the best
grace possible to save his face. New
York state will be represented in the
upper branch of congress by a demo
cratic democrat, for the first time in
many a decade.
Saved His Mother's LiU.
"Four doctors had given me up,"
writes Mrs. Laura Gaines, of Avoca,
La., "and my children and all my
friends were looking for me to die,
When my son Insisted that I use Elec
tric Bitters. I did so, and they have
done me a world of good. I will al
ways praise them." Electric Bitters
Is a priceless blessing to women
troubled with fainting and dizzy
spells, backache, headache, weakness,
debility, constipation or kidney dis
orders. Use them and gain new
health, strength and vigor. They're
guaranteed to satisfy or money re
funded. Only 50c at Gerlng A Co.
Subscribe for the nny ournal.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Arswered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth
Many a Plattsmouth Citizen
Knows How Sure They Are.
Nothing uncertain about the work
of Doan's Kidney Pills in Platts
mouth. There is plenty of positive
proof of this in the testimony 0f
citizens. Such evidence should con
vince the most skeptical dmihto..
Read the following statement:
Mrs. James Hodgert, 1102 Main
street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, says:
I suttered a gerat deal from dull
heavy pains across the small of my
back, especially severe when I stooped
or brought any straing on the muscles
of my loins. About two years ago I
learned of Doan's Kidney Pills and
they brought me such prompt and
positive relief that I have since used
them whenever I have felt in need of
a kidney remedy. I procured Doan's
Kidney Pills at Rynott & Co.'s Drug
Store and do not hesitate to recom
mend them." .
The above statement was given in
June, 1906, and on December 30, 1908,
Mrs. Hodgert said: "I still hold a
high opinion of Doan's Kidney Pills.
I am glad to confirm all I have pre
viously said about this remedy."
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.
In the District Court of Cass Couty,
Adolphus F. Linton, trustee;
Adolphus F. Linton, Phoebe Re
becca E. E. Linton, Charles S. Lin
ton and Fryda S. Blessing,
John H. Painter, trustee, and the un
known heirs, devisees, legatees and
next of kin of Grler C. Orr, de
deceased, and the unknown heirs,
devisees, legatees and next of kin
of James E. Brown, deceased,
To John H. Painter, trustee, and trie
unknown heirs, devisees, legateoa
and next of kin of Grler C. Orr, de
ceased, and the unknown heirs, de
visees, legatees and next of kin of
James E. Brown, deceased:
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 27th day of
March, 1911, the above named plain
tiffs filed their petition In the District
Court of Cass County, Nebraska,
against you and each of you, the
object and prayer of whloh Is to quiet
title inlaid plaintiffs as against said
defendants and each of them, to the
following described real estate, to
wlt: The East half of the
Southeast quarter (S. E. V ) of Sec
tion twenty-seven (27), Township ten
(10), Range twelve (12), in Casa
County, Nebraska, as surveyed, plat
ted and recorded, and to further en
Join you and each of you from hav
ing or claiming any right, title or In
terest therein, and for costs of suit.
You and each of you are required
to answer said petition on or before
the 22d day of May, 1911, or the
prayer of said petition and the facts
therein elated will be taken as true,
and Judgment rendered acocrdinglf
against you and each of you.
Adolphus F. Linton.
Adolphus F. Linton, Trustee.
Phoebe Rebecca E. E. Linton.
Charle S. Linton.
Fryda S. Blessing.
TELEPHONE COMPANY FILES
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The Cass County Farmers' Mutual
Telephone company of Louisville filed
its articles of incorporation today.
The capital stock is $20,000, divided
into shares of $50, and no man shall
vote more than five shares at any
stockholders meeting. The company
can begin business when $2,000 of
the capital stock is subscribed and
paid in. The place of business shall
be Louisville. The names of the in
corporators are: F. H. Stander,
August Stander, C. G. Mayfield, T.
Wagener, C. C. Hennings, Henry
Ragoss and James Terreberry.
PLATTSMOUTH BREAD FAMOUS
A traveling salesman from Ne
braska City was in the city this
morning, and as a Journal reporter
happened to visit the store where this
gentleman was selling goods, a mem
ber of the firm came in with an arm
ful of bread. Here the traveling man
made the remark that Plattsmouth
can boast of the best baked bread in
the state. His father, who is a baker
by trade, always requested him when
in riuttsmouth to bring home a few
loaves of Kaspar's bread. There was
none in Nebraska City like it.
The Burlington paymaster made his
usual monthly trip to Plattsmouth
today and left about $30,000 with the
employees of the road here. This is
quite a sum to leave in a town monthly.
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