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The- Plattsmouth - Journal
- Published Seml-Wtsklf it Plittsaooth, Kebraski
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
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This is ttio time when the, are in a somewhat peculiar posi
),., h:x, vi- tret in had odor, i lion. The two factions into which
It is believed that politics will
warm nn as soon as the weather candidate
Congress, according to the
latest reports, will probably ad
journ sonic time next week.
In the Moroccan trouble, as in
most, other recent wars, the ink
shod far exceeded the bloodshed.
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npinernber and write the name
the Keystone folk are unfor
tunately diided favor the same
for the presidential
nomination. Political factions
usually split over candidates
rather than unite on that issue.
There ought to be no difficult it in
agreeing on delegates under those
Dealers say that since the
state food commissioner has been
active in the prosecutions of per
sons who sell bad eggs, farmers
of James T. Re nobis of Union on are bringing eggs to the city
. oflener. They claim this activity
on the purl of the .commissioner
hits resulted in consumers getting
your ballot for clerk of the dis
"And let me pause to say," says
Senator Jell" l)ais of Arkansas.
Mr. Iais is frequently pausing
1or this purpose. '
The insurgents are having a
high old time at their husk
liarbecue, and the failed calf has
utterly ceased to interest them.
The rains added ft ,000,000 to
Ihe Iowa potato crop, a large por-
lion of which will go to improv
ing the diet of the potato bug.
The rains having slopped the
crop damage from the hot weather
in the northwest, the grain mar
kets are recovering from the re
I'lattsmouth h.is been doing her
share of improving this season.
U'b don't know of any town of its
dimensions in the state of Ne
braska that has done morn.
The country has been trying lo
make congress come home by
singing, "Where Is My Wander
ing. Hoy Tonight?" "Johnny, (let
Your film," would be more ef
fective. . : :
It won't be many days till Ihe
poslofllce building is ready for oc
cupancy and we believe It Is high
time for the Commercial club lo
lie making arrangements for its
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The steel trust is now on its
A man who is everybody's
friend is his own worst enemy.
When they ask Dr. Wiley,
What is beer?" they get his
flo thou everybody lo the bee
and learn this lesson: "Don't
butt in too often or you may get
President Taft might as well
admit that Admiral Togo, in his
quiet way, is a pretty effective
We believe in the shirt waist
costume for hot weather, but after
seeing some of the new striped
patterns we favor the noiseless
The success of General Patrick
11. Harry of Nebraska in securing
an appointment' to the position in
the board of control of the na
tional soldiers' home at Hot
Springs, S. P., made vacant by the
death of the lale CaplainvH. E.
Palmer, discloses that there are
places in which a man with one
arm can do more than one with !
If Senator La Toilette under
takes to play fiorman in amend
ing a democratic tariff bill, he
will tlnd that the wrath of the
people will be hard to assauge. A
democratic house has tried often
to remove the iniquities of pro
tection and if it is foiled this time,
there will be a democratic senate
that will not amend reasonable
lantr hills into high protection
measures. ' '
If all these arbitration treaties
go through, what in thunder will
ail the gun and ammunition mak
ers and soldiers and jackieg do for
a livinur ?
Congressman Fowler of Illinois
denies being a silk stocking man,
but in order to prove positive
virtue he will have to show that
he is no stocking man.
While we are muck-raking the
money trust, let's get after those
rapacious storekeepers who won't
accept smiles and benevolent
wishes as a substitute for sordid
It's a poor country for a young
man when an embattled trust
magnate can't make more than a
million or two a year playing
ping-pong with other people's
The Journal hopes that Cms
Ilyers will be nominated for
sheriff of Lancaster county. He
is a gentleman of Ihe first water
and one that will make an official
creditable both to himself and Ihe
people of Lancaster county. For
several years his father was
sheriff of Cass county and we all
know that there was no heller
sheriff in Nebraska. fius is a
"chip off the old block" and w
believe Ihe voters of Lancaster
county will make a big mistake if
they fail lo nominate him.
Hut a few inort days and the
candidate will know the verdict
of the parly voters. Hut after the
primary the race is only half run.
The "linr of war" r... t ,,ir ,Mlt H'"1 v",, "", Primary
It the duty of eerv voter to
The Morocco (rouble having
been settled, the dove of peace' has
nothing to worry about save Cap
tain Mohsnn's attempt to keep Ad
miral Togo from earning off the
An Oklahoma paper cannot
prove the existence of civilization
in that slate merely by showing
that the Guthrie golfers havo
learned the difference between a
driver and a bunker.
The Apple crop in Cass county
Is certainly great. We learn of
several orchards that will run
from 5,000 to 6,000 bushels, while
the Pollard orchard, near Ne-
hawka, will run from 20,000 to
There has been some talk of tho
farmers establishing a storo at
Mynard. They do not like tho
manner in which they navo been
treated on the hitch-ruck busi
ness. A wagon yard should be
arranged for them, or some place
convenient lo the business part of
town. "A word to tho w ise" ought,
to be sufficient.
The democrats of Pennsylvania
next Tuesday. Heretofore the
farmers have taken but little in
terest in the primaries. The law
was made especially for their
benefit, so that I hey might have
a direct voice in the nomination of
candidates, and they should come
out and vole, because If they do
not do ho more extensively, the
law is liable to be repealed, as the
old convention plnnof nomlnattnR
candidates costs the taxpayers
nothing and tho primary does.
The commission form of gov
ernment will bo submitted to'
Omaha voters September 2, and
Mayor James C. Pahlman will be
a candidate for a commissioner,
believing that tho commission
form of government will be
adopted by the voters. He says:
i win prooaniy run as a can
didate for tho commission unless
something should intervene to
chango my 'present idea. lam
well convinced that the voters will
want lo try tho new kind of gov
ernment. As for its chances of
success, I think that will depend
entirely upon tho men that are
elected to fill tho offices. They
cannot make a well ruled city un
less they are in themselves cffl
cient, no matter how favorably
arranged the laws are."
Who says that Uncle Sam is not
a philanthropist, when he has
;ust enlarged congress to enable
ii more disappointed patriots lo
rarn a living?
Much is being said in New' York
in protest against the street
noises, but it must be from cili
zens who could not readily move
The utterances of Oerinany on
the Moroccan question being of
less ominous tenor, France and
England have left o'ff replies in
their portentous bass.
Lemons are put on the farmers'
free list, but it has long been
customary among all classes in
Ihe community to take up a free
will offering of this pungent fruit
for Uncle Reuben.
If there nro any moth balls
placed in Ihe wool bill, Taft will
have lo place them there, and if
he does (he election of 1912 will
be a cold one for Taft.
Soon the picnic season will
close throughout the county.
F.verylhing of this kind will close
with the coming week, and then
the Plattsmouth Commercial club
should get busy for a fall enter
tainment of somo kind in this city
It is the general opinion taht
the vote next Tuesday will be
light. It should not be, because
If the farmers, for whom the
primary law was adopted, fail to
go to the polls and vote Tues
day, the primary election law
should be repealed. It is not
what the people want, anyway,
and we know the candidates
would prefer the old-way.
James T. Reynolds of Union is
one of the best men in Cass coun
ty.' He is a farmer, and has lived
in the county for many years. He
is qualified for the office of dis
trict clerk, and the democrats
should turn out next Tuesday and
give him a big vole at the
i lie contests Jor the various
nominations in both parties is
running along very smoothly and
all in good shape. Once in a
while you will hear a voter ex
press himself that this candidate
or mat candidate lias been in
office long enough and should be
willing to "step down and out"
and give some other worthy man a
In Nebraska women have In
vaded the harvest field aniwin1
earning .3 a day, besides board
ana .longing. it was long ago
said 'that if Ihe women would head
the procession back to the fain
the men would follow. Who can
measure the impetus that has
thus been given to the movement
s- long talked about, and as yet so
little realized? Coluuibus Dis
The scene of strife over lite
prohibition question seems to
have broken out in Maine, where
an effort will be made to secure
the abolition of prohibition. It is
stated that places where drinks of
all kinds can be had are w ide open
anyway. Maine has been prohibi
tion for lo, these many years, and
it has never been the least bit of
trouble to get what one wanted
in the drink line at any lime. Out
upon such a farce.
The last call, voters come out
and vote Tuesday.
See that the name of James T.
Reynolds is written on your ballot
for clerk o the district court.
If the Guggenheims have their
way the name of Alaska will be
shortened by dropping the last
syllable, making it simply Alas.
Texas prohibitionists explain
that the rain on election day kept
many of their voters at home. It
is seldom that a state goes wet
twice in one day.
President Taft may have given
his signature to the reapportion
ment act because it assures an
increased enrollment at the elec
toral college next year.
Soon the primary will lie over,
and next conies the "Jug of war."
The successful candidates
find out the race is not half run
The president holds, in other
words, that each slate in the
Union has a right to any kind of
a constitution . it wants, except
'barking up the wrong
"Another Veteran Gone," is a
familiar headline in nearly alt tha -local
papers. Yes, the old veterans
are passing away Dy tne thou
sands each year and soon they
will be known only for the deeds
they accomplished on the field of
battle for the principles of frwe
A contest for the nominations
for office always leaves some sore
spots, but this should not be the
case. Every candidate who goes
into a race for the nomination for
any oflicp should make up his
mind in every instance to abide
by the decision of the voters of
Those who heard Ihe speech of
Hon. John Everson of Alma at t he
Fremont. Neb., convention will
agree with the Journal when it
Every democratic voter in Cass
county should vote for Sim Upton
r railroad commissioner. He is
a good man and has lived almost
all his life in this county.
There was one thing thai very
much troubled the common man
when reading the dispatches last
week. If the law was not violated
when the steel (rust absorbed the
Tennessee Coal and Iron company,
why was it necessary for Judge
Gary and Mr. Frick to get the
consent of President oRosevclt to
consummate (he deal ? If it was a
lawful transaction, why did Gary
and Frick think it was necessary
for (hem to get Roosevelt's con
sent? If it was unlawful, where
did Roosevelt get the authority to
make it lawful?
President Roosevelt teslifle
last week before the Stanley con
gressional committee that he np
proved and aided in the formation
or (lie steel merger in order to
avoid a panic. And. mind von
Ibis was all under his own alr
ministration and under (he high
est lariu mo country nas ever
had. Probably if President Cleve
land had assisted (he steel trust
or some other big corporations to
merge and thereby secure con
Irol of tho entire business of the
country along some industrial line
he too might have averted the
panic that was turned over to him
by President Harrison.
the primary manner of selecting
candidates is what the farmers
have been clamoring for for years
Mr. Roosevelt speaks of his
messages to congress "which were
not always received with as much
enthusiasm ns they were written."
This is one of the drollest things
T. R. ever said for publication.
It has seemed to U9 that the
advertising men's convention at
Boston was poorly reported in the
country at large, but this is
probably becnuso Ihe Journalists
are all retained at Washington by
the extra session, with only plain
newspaper men. on duty in the
ine primary election is now
rapidly drawing to a close. It
has. been a very interesting light
for nominations on both sides
and it is hoped that when the
smoke of battle has clean
away there will be no serious
wounds to heal, especially in the
democratic ranks. This is the
first lime in many years that there
has been so much contention in
Ihe democratic party for nomina
tions, and (he Journal hopes the
battle at the primary will result
in a manner that it should
harmony and good will.
It is feared that (he weather
bureau has fallen into the hands
of the. reactionaries.
will says that Mr. Everson fully dern-
onsiraieu 10 mat nouy mat tie is
a very able man. Mr. Everson is
a candidate for the nomination
for supreme judge, and he won
many friends by his very able
talk. Mr. Everson is a very genial
gentleman and nn able lawyer,
and would grace the supreme
bench with both dignity and
Mr. Justice Hughes has had his
feather duster whiskers trimmed
to a neat Van Dyke. And yet peo
ple say the United States supreme
court is not responsive to public
The jiapers which have war
correspondents m Haiti and
Morocco might as well order them
to hurry back to Mexico. There's
a feeling that things are going to
break loose there again.
Makers of adulterated, mis-
branded and impure foods reluct-
antly admit, after a careful
search, that Doctor Wiley must
keep his goat in a safe deposit
Through the instrumentality of
the democrats, congress has pass
ed the publicity bill, requiring
candidates for office to publish
contributions and expenses for
the campaign before the ejection.
It is hard to tell who will be
nominated for Ihe various county
offices next Tuesday. Hut who
ever the successful candidates
may be, the defeated should be
ready to' pull off their coats and
go to work for their success at the
A St. Louis man wrote on a sky
rocket, "The girl who finds (his
will be the girl who marries me."
And the girl who found it did
marry him. And perhaps she may
find that the bridegroom is not
as much of a slick a9 his method
of making her acquaintance would
A BIG TOURNAMENT
HERE AUGUST 29-31
Glenwood, Weeping Water, Mal
vern and Other Cass and Mills
County Players Invited.
From Saturday's Daily.
The Plattsmouth Tennis as
sociation met last night and made
plans for the first annual tourna
ment of the associations. Invita
tions will bo sent to all the play
ers in this county and Mills coun
ty, Iowa. The date of the tour-'
ney will be August 29-31.
It is expected that about sixteen
local players will compete and
about twenty from out of town.
There are some good play
ers at Weeping Water and Ne
hawka in this pounty and a bunch
at Glenwood and Malvern.
Good prizes for the winners will
be given. A dance at 1he close of
the tournament will be the social
feature of (he affair.
Chasing Hose Thief.
From Saturdny's Dally.
S. E. Stafford of Council Bluffs
was here today in pursuit of a
horse thief, who executed a little
piece of work at Lake Manawa
last Sunday evening. The horse
stolen was a 3-year-old mare
worth about 8125. Stafford got
trace of the man at Pacific Junc
tion. The thief went south from
Highest market price paid for
apples at the Wetenkamp build
ing, Plattsmouth, Neb., com
mencing July 10th, 1911.
J. E. Rundle.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Frans and
children were in the large delega
tion that went to" Union this
Some folks may contend that
the volume of business has noth
ing to do with the way people feel.
Hut experience has taught that
this has much to do with the way
commerce goes. When a man
feels like conditions of the
weather or somo other element
give little promise for the future,
he is very slow to buy or assume
any obligations. On the other
hand, if conditions are hopeful
most people buy more lbierally.
Thereby trade is made good and
all lines of business have a per
Reports from Washington are
lo (he effect that Norn's is mak
ing ready to make his primary
figh against Senator Hrown on
the reciprocity issue. We suppose
Senator Hrown is willing. Norris
will be for anything to get in, but
from the present outlook he is
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