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The- Plattsmouth - Journal
Published Semi-Weeklj at
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the I'oBtoffke at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as uecond-clasg
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
The Democratic Ticket
For Judges Supremo Court.
V. I). OLDHAM.
V. I,. STARK.
J. R. DEAN.
For Regents University.
JOHN E. MILLER.
C. T. KNAPP.
For Railroad Commissioner.
C. K. HARM AN.
For Judge of the District Court
If ARYKY I). TRAVIS.
For Clerk of the District Court.
J A MI'S T. REYNOLDS.
For County Clerk.
I). C. MOIUJAN.
W. KELLY FOX.
DON C. RHODEN.
For Superintendent of Schools.
MARY E. FOSTER.
FRED I). PATTERSON.
C. M. SEYBERT.
' For Police Magistrate.
It is evident that the agri
cultural department needs a
Thc Morocco agreement ought
to be regarded as binding. What
is morocco for anyway?
Our Commercial club should get
busy on the Missouri river bridge
proposition. Dont' delay action.
The pale ami sallow lint of our
fried potatoes is accounted for by
the. report that there have been
no potato bugs Ibis year.
II is taken for ((ranted, of
course, that President Tuft will
refrain from "playing polities'' on
his western trip next nionlli.
"Enough is enough," is the way
some voters express themselves.
A man shouldn't make a hop of
himself simply because be has the
The blacksmiths are talking
strike on the I'nion Pacific, and
the iron horse will kick up his
heels if be jsji't properly shod.
The answer to Speaker Clark's
statement seems to bo that I he
president, in his Hamilton speech,
was the one who was playing'
A Kentucky evangelist osti
um leu that heaven is an apart
ment 7l'.,000 stories in height.
And a lot of men hope to climb
MP the tiro escape.
The government baa just grant
ed its millionth patent., but no one
has as yet invented a device to
extract the collar button from!
undei the bureau.
Aviator Atwood calls his llighls
"birdhops," but he wants to look
out that I hoy don't land him in an
underground cage with his pre
Don C. Rhoden, democratic can
didate for sheriff, never held nn
office, but he is a man in every
way fitted for the office. And the
Journal will guarantee that if the
voters of Cass counly elect him he
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will do Ins duty at all buzzards.
He possesses the courage to do so.
Andre Jagcrschmidt got around
the world in thirty-nine days, but
bad be remained quietly at J'aris
he would have gone around the
earth's axis in twenty-four hours.
Opening I, a Follette-for-Presi-deut
headquarters in Washington
guarantees that there will be
enough politics durum the next
twelve months to satisfy every
If our slain department does
nol get busy and send oil' that
Herman cruiser that is doing
torpedo practice in Buzzard's bay,
the summer boarders can't catch
News of the, discovery that
sauerkraut prolongs life comes
under a Cincinnati date line. This
is almost as important as the dis
covery in Milwaukee that beer is
"You never know what a demo
crat or an insurgent will do," says
Representative Longworth. Hut
you always know what a standpat
ter, a clothing, store dummy or a
wooden Indian will do.
hen the progressive election
publicity act was accepted by the
standpatters in the senate the
public wondered how it happened.
The answer has been found: The
law had a joker concealed in it.
: o :
The terrible trestle accident on
the T.ohigh Valley suggests that
while the red-sbirted man who
walks the tracks may not get In
vited to o,u r parties, yet he is
needed for our health and hap
piness. :o: .
The spectacle of the 'repub
lican parly" of Alabama selecting
delegates to the national conven
tion ami instructing them for
Tafl a year in advance is enough
to appeal even to the president's
sense of humor.
A body of European scientists
says heat prostrations are caused
by the elimination of the body
sails through excessive perspira
tion. Now this explains why so
many people are fresh In hot
W e go to the opera and hi,ss
l.ucrelia Morg-ia. the historic
poisoner, but we would tumble
over each other to win the social
Approval of wealthy manufactur
ers of dangerous food pre
servatives. -:o :
Of course the standpat politi
cians oppose the direct election of
delegates lo the national con
ventions next year. They t It ink
the mob is in luck to be permit
ted to vole after the nominations
have been made.
The' people are to be trusted
when it comes to the'selertion of
county officials. There is no man
better known in Cass county than
Kelly Fox. His record as a busi
ness man is all that is necessary
to make him a good, competent
otlllllcial. He is as honest as the
lay is long, and just the kind of
an ollllllcial to look aBer the in
terests of the taxpayers in the
county treasurer's otllce.
The Anti-Saloon league is after
Judge Hamer with a sharp stick.
The claim is made that Hamer
spent too much money In secur
ing the republican nomination,
.) i. i.'i III d.ll- !! I 1 1 1 1 I S . lie Is
doomed lo i. f.-a' 111 the llnij.e ,,f
(lu'e .-iter! of the liu'li tariff s
I" divert into manufacturing m
dustries many workers that could
do better on farms. Hence an
overstock in the factory labor
market, shortage of farm help and
consequent h;-li prices of food
The (1. A. R. encampment voted
to have people stand bare
headed live mniute.s on Memorial
day, lint the crowd at the ball
game, won't do anything of that
kind exeepl as they may lose their
headgear while Inking the um
I'laltsmoulh is the very place
for a toll bridge across the Mis
souri, making a direct route to
Omaha and South Omaha via the
IMatle river bridge. We can do
much in the direction of securing
this bridge if we will organize and
get. busy and keep busy.
There will be more independent
voting in Cass county at the
November election than ever be
fore in its history. The people
propose to vole for the candidates
whom they know to be the best
qualified for the offices at the dis
posal of the voters of the county.
The democratic ticket is composed
of candidates whose records will
bear the closest inspecting and
whose qualifications are the very
James T. Reynolds, democratic
candidate for clerk of the district
court, is a farmer and not an
ollice-seeker. The people sought
him to make the race, and it is
purely a case of the otllce seeking
the man. Mr. Reynolds taught
school in the earlier days of Cass
corn.ty, ami is, in truth, a gentle
man ami scholar and a man
abundantly well qualified to 11 J I
the position of clerk of the dis
trict court. . ,
The treasurer's otllce is the
most responsible position in the
gill of the voters of Cass county.
It i position that should be
tilled by a capable man. a man
who is competent to do the busi
ness of the office, and one who is
qualified in every way to look af
ter the interests of the taxpayers
of Cass county, livery voter who
knows Kelly Fox knows that he is
one of the best qualified men for
the position of treasurer in Cass
One of our local automobile
drivers complained (be other day
that he was driving his machine
behind several wagons along a
good road and that be kept toot
ing his horn for half the road he
was entitled to under the law, but
that the drivers of the wagons
merely encouraged each oilier and
refused to turn to the right to let
him pass. The fine for such con
duct is -J5 and we hope that no
one will have to pay it merely to
have a little fun or to spile some
person. It costs too much. On
the other hand, auto drivers
should exercise great care and
give to others what the law pro
vides. President Taft repeatedly de
clared in public addresses that
the wool schedule in the Dingley
tariff law is "indefensible" and
that it must be revised. The
democrat ic house of represent
atives and the republican senate
passed a very reasonable bill re
ducing the duties on wool and
President Taft vetoed it. His
lame excuse is thai he wants to
wait ami see what his useless
tariff commission will do. Sup
pose that this commission will
hold that the present wool tariff
should not be disturbed, what will
Mr. Taft do? Will he then change
his mind and believe it is "de
fensible?" Our president has put
himself into a hole from which he
' V 1 1 leate 1 1 : i r 1 -
II i time t he Commercial club
wa lieiiintr bii if we are lii have
any fall "doing.'" (
"The greatest ever," is the way
they expres. it, in talking of the
state fair this year.
Aldrich says the delegates from
Nebraska to the republican na
tional convention will be for La
Taft virtually says the people
are incapable of governing them
selves when be. objejets to a con
stitution adopted by the people of
Vice President Sherman is bein
"mentioned" for governor of New
York in 191.'. It is noticed thai no
one is urging him for vice presi
d"'iit in 1J12.
Naturally the republicans are
hoping that any big railroad strike
may be deferred until next year.
Then they could be able to refer
to it as "Democratic hard times."
Doctor Christian, a Boston
scientist, advances the theory that
electricity will cure dullness. This
is another argument for (lie
municipal ownership of the elec
A poll of democratic members
of congress indicates that Judsou
Harmon is in the lead. However,
a poll of congress and a poll of
the electoral college are two very
There are numerous things on
the surface that might be of great
benefit to Matlsniouth, if we
would get busy right now, and the
Missouri river bridge proposition
is one of I hem.
The democratic congress has
done much for the people, ami
will do 'more. Just give them a
president who will not veto their
best bills, and the people of this
nation will be hem-lilted.
'The Standard Oil company of
New Jersey was formally dis
solved last week, but the Standard
Oil company of Indiana and the
dozen oilier Standard Oil Com
panies are still doing business at
the old stand.
Oovernor Aldrich says 90 per
cent of the voters of Nebraska are
for La Follette for president, and
it is presumed the egotistical ex
ecutive knows what be is talking
about, which many republicans
are ready to dispute.
A bridge across the Missouri
river at Plattsmouth will do the
city more good than anything that
could possibly be done. Why not
get busy and do what we can to
get it? There will be a bridge
built farther up 'the river if not
here. A lively movement on the
part of our business men might
locale it here. There is nothing
like trying, anyway.
Taft got his pet tariff measure
cinched in the passage of the
reciprocity bill, and is now lam
basting the democrats and in
surgents because they wanted
some tariff revision measures of
their own brew. Selfishness
should always be rebuked, and the
people will not make an exception
of this case when they come to
vole next year.
James T. Reynolds is making a
deep impression upon the voters
of Cass county in sections that he
has visited. He is a man that
takes with the people and his
qualities are first -class in every
respect for the otllce of clerk of
the district court. A great many
people believe that a public serv
ant should know when he has had
enough, and this is one great
reason why Jim Reynolds should
will tin I it hard to
flAMM S113E of your
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Before you leave for a social or business trip,
there are scores 0 matters to look after in a
hurry, and good-byes to say.
When you need to get things accomplished
quickly and satisfactorily in your own town or
hundreds of miles away, use the local and long
distance lines of the Bell system.
M. E. MIANTNER,
CLARK'S ANSWER TO TAFT.
Champ Clark answered Presi
dent Taffs attack on the demo
crats in congress in a very few
words when he said that, the only
way they "played politics" with
the tarifT was by redeeming faith
fully their campaign pledges.
And this, as he remarked, "is the
bc.l and noblest . kind of
The vote by which the demo
cratic congress was elected
carried with it an unmistakable
mandate. It was to reduce the
tarifT. Every democrat elected
was pledged to it. The party
made good. It kept faith,
scrupulously, intelligently, zeal
ously, with those who had given
if power in the house for a spe
cific purpose. It i9 for that the
president attacks it.
, Certainly democracy has noth
ing to fear from the issue thus
created, nor need it dread the con
trast between democratic promise
and performance and republican
promise and performance. Where
democracy kept faith, the repub
lican party broke faith. The re
publican party gave the country
the Payue-Aldrirh bill instead of
making good its promise to reduce
teh I arid to cover the difference
in labor cost, at home and abroad.
It was a deliberate insult to the
popular intelligence. The demo
cratic party redeemed its prom
ises at a full 100 cents on the
Neither will President Taft win
popular support in his contention
that the democratic parly should
have waited for a report from the
tariff board before proceeding to
fulfill its pledges. For the peo
ple did nol elect a tarifT board to
reduce the tarilT. They elected
a democratic house to do it. The
tarifT board was appointed by a
president who participated in the
breaking of tariff pledges. The
democratic house was responsinle
neither to the president nor to his
tariff hoard, but lo the people
only. And it gave to the prepara
tion of its tarifT schedules more
time, certainly as much intel
ligence, and infinitely more devo
tion to the public good, than did
the republican bouse which pass
ed the tariff bill, without tarilT
board advice, which President
President Taft wants the tariff
question settled by a board to be
appointed by the president. Con
gress should merely execute its
orders. Doubtless he would like
to have other important questions
settled in the same amiable
fashion not by the people's
chosen representatives, but by
executive appointees. That would
be till very well for the president
and for the ideas he holds. But
how about the citizens and elect
ors? Does be expect them to con
sent to the surrender of all the
powers of legislation to executive
boards? Does he expect them l.o
hail with delight a new system,
under which the people will no
longer give orders to their rep
resentatives, but the president,
instead, will give orders to his
hoards and commissions ?vP'.speci-
any when the people think one
way and the president thinks an
other will the people take in a
kindly way to the theory that the
views of the president's board and
not the pledges of the people's
representatives should govern?
As Speaker Clark's dignified and
yet forcible reply makes very
plain, the democratic house has
nothing to fear from such attacks
as that President Taft has made.
Rather will democrats everywhere
welcome the issue. World
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DAVID ASKEW TO BE
RETURNED TO ASYLUM
He Was Out on Parole, but Condi
tion Has Been Growing
Worse of Late.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The limit brought here yester
day from I'nion proved to be
David Askew, whose residence is
at Weeping Water. He was ar
rested at Union for appearing in
public devoid of clothing.
He' was adjudged insane March
l. 111 1., and sent to the state
hospital for I he insane. Ifo was
afterwards paroled and returned
to this county. Lately his condi-,
Hon has become worse and he has
1 n threatening relatives. This
morning District Clerk Robertson
called up the hospital authorities
and the parole was revoked and
Askew will be returned to the
Not a Word of Scandal
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Mrs. W. P. Spangh. of Manville,'
Wyo.. who said: "She told me
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cured her of obstinate kidney
trouble, and made her feel like a
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Harvey Johnson returned to St.
Joseph today, after a visit here
with his parents. Mr. and Mr.
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