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The- Plattsmouth - Journal
Published Semi-Weekly at
R. A. BATES,
Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as ecoiid-cla.ss
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
The Democratic Ticket!
Tor Judges Supreme Court.
W. I). OLDHAM.
W. L. STARK.
J. R. DKAN.
For Regents University.
JOHN K. MIM.KR.
C. T. KNAIM.
For Railroad Commissioner.
G. K. IIARMAN.
For Judge of the District Court
1IARVKY 1). TRAVIS.
For Clerk of the District Court.
JAM KS T. HKYNOLDS.
For County Clerk.
I). C. MOKC-AN.
W. KKU.Y FOX.
DON C. RIIODKN.
For Superintendent of Schools.
MARY K. FOSTER.
FRED D. PATTERSON.
0. M. SKY BERT.
For Police Magistrate.
One come Itack lhal no hoy en
joyed I ho opening of school.
M;ulTo was nominated presi
dent of Mexico hy acclamation.
Let him beware lhal ho lie not. re
tired like Diaz h aeelamal .ion
The Dealt ic case is settled aid
'Colonel Aslor is married. More
atontion can he given now to the
tall business which every indic.i
tion shows will be unusually pros
perous , j ; ' 1 1- I.. - ! ,.
The residents of this city
should nol lie slow in studying the
Municipal ownership of the light
and water plants. There arc good
and bad phases in such n proposi
tion. Those who have seen the
thing tried right here ought to
It is really sad the Inpioi deal
ors of Maine fought foe pit hibi-tif-:i,
claiming I bey could fell more
booi under proliibilcui than
otherwise. They say it lias never
been any trouble to gov what one
wanted to drink in Maine, anv
Represcnt alive Norris, the pro
gressive republican leader in Ne
braska, announces his candidacy
for the United Slates senate. And
to make the plight of Senator
Brown the more embarrassing,
Nebraska has a primary election
The postmasters of Oklahoma
are holding a state convention,
hut there is no intimation that
they will follow Ihe precedent
established hy the poslmaslers of
Albania recently and name dele
gates to the not republican na
The son of Millionaire duggen
heim will go to work as a laborer
at $6 a week in one of his father's
ropper mills. This, however, will
not prevent him from receiving n
large weekly remittance from
home. Play acting at the game of
root hog or die is easy. The real
game is a different malter. '
Municipal ownership of the
light and water plants is a quos -
Plattsmouth, Nebraska es
ii.'i that will agitale tin- mine1-'
i( the taxpayers of I'lal I-intuit Ii
for some 1 1 m or until a fian
i Ii ii renewed to Hi.- water
oMipany. Tae peopm should
s 1 i . i this ijneslion thoroughly
be f ire any aelion is taken.
Those Ohio legislative grafters
seem to lie of i he kind that can re
sist everyl bin! but temptation.
f.aler reports from Portland
ami Augusta, Maine, indicate that
it is the prohibitionists turn to
"Remember the Maine."
fntlieat ions are that young
Beallie will go to the electric
rhair ami Beiilah Binford will pro
on t he kerosene circuit.
The Moroccan situation is un
doubtedly very serious ami de
plorable, But somehow it's mighty
hard to get worked up over it.
A dozen people are dead in New
York from eating poisonous toad
stools. This is the kind of thin?
that ifives spice to the miishroon
Senator Bailey says 1,000,000
a year would in it tempt him to
serve another term in the senate,
lie well understands that a good
name is better than great riches.
Those Virginia farmers who
condemned Beat lie seem to think
that if you don't like your wife
flie is at least entitled to some
j heller fate than to he killed like u
I.et everyone who has the in
terests of Plattsmouth at hear!
bestir himself in behalf .if the
Missouri river wagon bridge at
this place. A united Hfort will
The theory that a man is never
too old to learn doesn't work out
in the case of ex-Speaker Joseph
. Cannon, who has already an
nounced his candidacy for re
election next year.
Mr. Taft will deliver four
speeches 1 1 1 times on bis trip,
but the one over which he should
lake the most pains is that de
livered when the babies are
brnuubt on for him to kiss.
II is hoped Brooks' comet,
which will approach within ia,
(Miii.ooo miles ..r the earth on Sep
tember 17, is not as great a four
llusher as was llalley's comet a
year ami a half auo.
If protected manufacturers are
to name the amount of tariff pro
tection which should he collected
for their henelll, why not let the
consumer pay whatever tax ho
thinks would be about right?
The New York World wants to
have a special session of con
gress called in October, but most
of us are figuring on some way
to nail up I he capital doors so
lhal congress can't get in and be
gin work December 1.
The governors are conferring at
Spring Fake, N. J this week.
Team work between the slates is
needful if they are going to wal
lop the trusts. Illinois should not
try to steal second at the moment
when New York has knocked a
pop-up fly to J. Rockefeller.
Clell Morgan has tilled the bill
so completely as county clerk that
everyone, democrats and repub-
licans alike, will support him for
're - election. He has proved one
if the ru i-1 aeccihlllto.l.it mg olli-'n
i.lls that It. ef- been elected!!)
jii t'.as cnonty. lie treats all
.ilike- rich or poor, hsuh r low.
All receive the same killd of t I t ' . 1 1 -
incut at his li.-ui'N.
pie's servant in tin
t he pei
I he term.
The most forward hoy is usual
ly the most backward at schooi,
The under do? is always
anxious fur the peacemaker to get
Even a wise man can break into
the fool class by simply talking
too min b.
Bet's have a big celebration
when the Platte river hridao is
W ' i a 1 1 1 1 may make some men
happy, but in case it doesn't he
can send it to us.
The warmth of the Canadian
campaign is understood to lie
quite irrespective of the weather.
We should not forget that we
have a good chance of securing
the Missouri river wagon bridge.
We must be up and doing,
though. Dont' forget that.
What about celebrating the
opening of the Platte river bridge?
Let us agitate the proposition, and
if we expect to do so let'9 get
busy. The time is not far dis
The anti-Taftites, or progres
sives, say that he cannot be elect
ed even if he gets the nomina
tion. One thing certain, Ik- can't
without the support of that fac
Aviator Fowler started to fly
from San Francisco to New York,
nut ins very propitious name for
such an undertaking did not pre
vent his falling on' the second day
of his llitbt. .
I nere s a two ami one-half
can. lie power comet visilile in tin
southern sky, but only s.-ient isl
tin. i i.t.ti. . .. i.
tt.,.1 i- imis siiueriiig n't 1 1 - in
somnia are justilled in gelling on I
o lock ill it
Til It cannot nle
ami vm-s! with the kind of talks he
I 'lls up. He can't fool hc peo
ple but once, and he alreadv has
done that by vetoing (he farmers'
free list ami the wool bills.
Bess than haf the oiliens of
Omaha voted on the commission
government plan, and now the
men that stayed at home will paw
the air when they lalk about (be
trann of majorities.
A Kenluckian applying for ad
mission tn lie army was found
to be loo big and husky for all
use. He is ,'S years old, 0 feet 9
inches ImkIi and weighs 2J0
pounds. No uniform or bed in the
army could be found to lit him.
Thai phrase, "bred in old Ken
lucky," still means something.
Slicing Bake, New Jersey is the
scene or the meeting of trnv
ernors. Springing a nolilienl snr.
prise may not unlikely be a feat
ure of the meeting, notwithstand
ing only weighty mailers of public
good are expected to be discus
sod. Presidential booms, like
bubbles on water, cannot be kept
I lie people of. Cass county
recognize in Miss Foster a lady
that seems to be the best lilted for
I lie ollice of county superintend
ent of schools of anyone that has
ever filled the position in Cass
county. She tills Ihe ollice so re
markably well that everybody
seems well satisfied with her
manner of running the schools.
Don C. Rhoden, the democratic
candidate for sheriff, is a gentle-
At ll liked by all who kn w 1 the .- i-1 i -lie
was reared in Cass coin:-' n,ls fa
mi. ne was reare.i in i.as.s coin:-'
t and on a farm in Eiirht Mileja. tl ,,.n- politics. They want
l.roe precinct. Ills old Iieliill-j .r . true ami competent ollirials.
!..!- are all tor him. They know ! an, t.v iavt, known Kelly Fox
lc will make a g i sheriff, a-ji,,,,- enough to know that he i.
well as tio everyone else who i
knows him in In-, present home of
Murray, and surrounding country.
Some county otlicials don't seem
to know when they have had
enough. B is not the intention of
the voters of Cass county to give
anyone man a life lease upon any
ollice, and it devolves upon them
to lot such fellows know when it
is time for them to step down and
Paul Clark, while in Platts
mouth Thursday, gave the Jour
nal a brief call. He took this as
an opportunity to inform us that
we were mistaken In saying that
his boom for the republican nom
inal ion for congress had died out.
All right. Paul; go after it, we
would be just as eager to help
beat you as any other republican.
A sale of 3(10 tons ol ground
corncobs was made a few days ago
by a Chicago distillery for ship
ment to (ierniany. It may be sur
mised that they are to lie used by
some smart (Herman dealer to mix
with chopped feed for live stock
without letting the buyer know
what be is getting. Will the
steers thus fattened be sold as
The president's veto of the
farmers' free list bill was a great
booster for the trusts. Since the
adjournment of congress all
trade? of sugar have advanced 'JO
cents on the hundred pounds and
it is still going higher. A year
ago you could get IS ami 2o
pounds of sugar for a dollar,
where you get about twelve now.
How ilo (tie farmers like Taft
It seems to be divinely ordained
liuil we mortals should disagree,
lla'f our people believe 'hat reci
procity with Canada would be a
serious detriment to this em; n fry
ionl a great blessing to Canada;
and now in the Canadian cam
paign tn the same issue large
ihiihI ci s across the line are st uil-
v ill, III) allium th:il r.i'ini ilt
would :ie very injurious i,, ; n j-t.r.
...... f 1 I
We agree with e.-(ioverilor
Shallenherger when he says fac
tionalism should he dropped. The
democrats can gain nothing with
the parly divided into factions.
Bet the motto of every true demo
crat be: "Oct together an. I slnv
together." Anyone engaged in an
effort to engender slrife and dis
corn within the parly ranks is not
worthy of the name democrat ami
he knows it as well as we do.
Come out of it.
In the candidacy of Kelly Fox
for the responsible position of
county treasurer, the taxpayers
have a man in whom they can
place the utmost confidence, and
a man who can lie depended upon
for reliability and competency. No
man in Cass county possesses bet
ter qualifications for this very im
portant ollice than W. K. Fox.
as he will be alert to the duties
of the position and prove to the
voters that he is "the right man in
the right place."
The unruly councilmen of Hun
nevvell. Kansas, w ho have opposed
Mrs. Ella Wilson as mayor in the
hope that she would become dis
couraged and resign, had as well
Five up the fight. Mrs. Wilson
announces that she intends to
keep her office until the end of her
term, "or know the reason why."
And if Mrs. Wilson is like other
women it is not hard to imagine
what a difficult time her enemies
will have in convincing her of the
The voters of Cass county are
studying closely the qualities of
candidates to be el-v -
c, tins Iau pt,,.v ar,. llllt carniu'
ahuiidantlv well nualitied to run
(lie county treasurer's ollice as it
should ami has been run under
ill... !.! mill il nn Imiis .vf D . 1 I ir
tit' H't I I I I 1 I I . i. I 14 t It' II i t.l
Wheeler and Frank E. Sehlater,
both of whom highly endorse Mr.
Fox's candidacy. He is honest,
competent and a genuine clever
gentleman. Do the people ask any
According to the Kansas C.ity
Star it is interesting to observe
that the mid-term congresisonal
elections in the last thirty years
usually have given a clew to the
outcome in the presidential year.
A republican house was elected
with Cartield. But a democratic
majority in IKS-' foreshadowed
the election of Cleveland. In 1S8C,
while the democrats did not lose
control of Ihe house, preceding
Harrison's election, their majority
was reduced from eighty-four to
fifteen. Cleveland's election in
1892 was forecasted by the demo
crats regaining, control of the
bouse in 1890, while republican
presidential success in 189(5 fol
lowed a sweeping congressional
victory in 189 4. In general the
off year congressional elections
have proved a pretty good political
Don't you think biannual elec
tions would be the proper thing
for Nebraska? Elections every
year are too often. In speaking
of this question Will Waupin's
Weekly says: "In a couple of
months we will have a state elec
tion. Six months later we have
a presidential primary to express
our choice for president ami vice
president ami to elect delegates
to the national conventions. In
another five months we have the
primary to nominate state, coun
ty ami congressional candidates,
ami then comes the national elec
tion. It is iuite enough to wear
the voters out, and when the
voters weary of so many pri
maries and elections we will re
turn to the old convention system,
with all of its corruption and
trading. An election every two
years is quite a plenty."
The progressive republicans
have organized for business. They
opened headquarters at Washing
ton, ami the men in charge are W.
B. Iloiiscr, ex-secretary of the
stale of Wisconsin, and Joseph
Medill McCormick. formerly of
the Chicago Tribune. The pro
gressives have centered upon
Senator I. a Folletle as the man
whose leadership marks him as
the candidate to oppose Taft, in
Ihe ante-convention contest. Ba
Follette insists, however, that his
candidacy depends upon the
wishes of the progressive repub
licans themselves, and that they
alone can make him a candidate
in the accepted sense of that
term. The progressive fight will
invade every slate in the union.
The president made the way clear
for the progressive attack when
be gave utterance to his Massa
chusetts speech last week. Atten
tion for the time being will be
turned to the Taft -La Follette
fight, and it is in the west that
more will be heard and seen of it
during the next three months than
elsewhere. The progressives will
ftdlow Tart's trip through the
west with tons of literature and
NEBRASKA'S DUTY TO HERSELF
If we could convince the legis
lature of Nebraska that it owes to
its own self, and to ils posterity
some intelligent adlverlising of
its advantages and ils fertility,
and ils weallh-producing cap
acities, its great desirability ns a
Place of residence, ils educational,
religious, social and political al
lurements and the fine field it
offers for investment, Nebraska
1 1 , r s hv sei nu
st.ch slates as Kansas ami Okla
homa le.i'i.'.-' ;t in the r i e ?4,r
wealth ami population. The
effect of intelligent ao Vert Is n ;
and the provision of suitable pub
lic funds for that purpose Ii.j
been proven beyond question i;i
Kansas ami Oklahoma.
Now the states of the south,
which have great areas of rich
bmls unimproved, are taking tip
the public advertising system. The
Pacific coast states have long
been attached to it. and it ex
p'ains their wonderful growth.
Ibey haven't tired of it yet. Ne
braska ought to quit dallying with
experts who tell us what we ha'e
I'dig known, and get busy with the
Mioney, for money talks better
I ban experts. Omaha Examiner.
Recently Collier's wound up an
editorial on "The New South" with
Ihe statement that "immigration
to the south is bound to increase
with the coming of fanners from
the central west who are just
learning that they can sell their
present farms for 100 an acre
and buy southern land just as
good for $20 an acre.
To this W. C. Jarnogin, man
aging editor of the Dos Moines
(Iowa) Capital, replies: "As a
loyal son of the central west I
must beg to differ with you. Iowa
will produce more wealth, year in
and year out per acre, in propor
tion to the money invested, than
any other state in the Union. I
do not except the high-priced fruit
land of the extreme west, which
produces about two crops out of
five. Iowa never has a crop
Mr. Jarnogin's retort is well
meant, and so far as it refers to
the supremacy of Iowa's high
priced lands over the low-priced
binds of the south it is correct.
But he is mistaken about wealth
production per acre in proportion
to money invested. In that regard
Nebraska, by all the records,
stands at the head. So also does
it stand at the bead in the matter
of material wealth production per
capita. But the southern states
are doing something that Ne
braska should have been doing for
the past ton or fifteen years ad
vertising their resources and pos
sibilities. There is not a single
southern state that can offer so
much to the tiller of the soil as
Nebraska. Not one of them pos
sesses the facilities afforded
by Nebraska school, religious,
social, transportation. Not one of
them offers equal environment.
But what they have the southern
states are advertising, hence the
splendid development now in
progress south of what we once
called "Mason and Dixon's line."
If Nebraska were to follow the ex
ample set by other ami loss favor
ed stales, and advertise her ad
vantages as (hey have advertised
theirs, the wonderful development
of the past twenty years would be
as nothing compared to the de
velopment that would take place,
during the next twenty years.
Will Maupin's Weekly.
We wish to notify the people of
Murray and vicinity that we will
have a man in this territory soon
taking orders for our Nebraska
Crown Stock. The cheapest, to
buy and the best to plant. Har
rison Nursery Co.. York. Nebraska.
J. J. Decker returned to Ohiowa,
Neb., this morning, after visiting
Point ives here.
1 -iol K'
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
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