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The- Plattsmouth - Journal
CD Published Seml-Weeklj at Plattsmouth, Nebraska
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered nt the Postoflice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
II doesn't take very much effort
to ral tie mi empty head.
Well, will we have that demo
cratic bampiel? Say yes or no,
;ul lie done, with it.
The In del inspector is on his
Moulds. II will he well to see that
!!! bed sheets are full size.
Why not Honsovell and Yeisor?
Wouldn't John make a daisy can-i
Widale for vice president? Well,
t guess yes!
Information accumulated dur
ing the last ton years has con
vinced the public that, the past
iwrise of the steel tariff is stole.
January may consider that it
wits very In city to he permitted to
icrve out its term without, having
l,it jons eimilaled for ils recall.
Itut few farmers were in town
Saturday. The roads were so
blocked Ihat it was impossible lo
get here. ''he worst drifts in
"The situation as far as J'resi
lent Tafl, is concerned." says the
Bon. James Hchoolcrafl Sherman,
"has improved wonderfully in Iho
last few weeks."
The only safe way to travel
ver the railroad tracks nowdays
rs hy nieans of a hand-car, which
can he pulled oil' one side when
ymi see a train coining.
W. II. Hearst, has engaged eigh
teen rooms for the democratic na
tional convention. As he can go
fco bed in hut one at a time, this
ih just seventeen too many.
The Colonel is a grandfather,
hut Micro is no sign of a disposi
tion to slop going out evenings
and settle down in the chimney
Owing lo the fact that the
Hhc.rwood hill has not yet become
a law, the pension appropriation
bill which passed the house car
ries with it only $152,000,000.
Why don't some of our agri-
- Miiltural societies buy the throne
of China, which can bo had cheap
now? It would bo tine for a
Ridge's stand for tho horse trot 8.
people who sutler from tho rise
in kerosene can use cniTdles, but
Iho sufferings of tho motorists
fiver the advance in gasoline can
nt be helped, as there iH no sub
If tho groundhog called around
Oyster Hay or Marse Henri's
Httnctuni. ho Mircly must have hied
himself lo the deepest corner of
hto hole, seeing the indication of
Champ Clink, in the New York
ludepondont, says thai the Paine-
Aldrieh laijfl' bill costs the poo-
pn of this country $500,000,000 a
year, needlessly, This amounts
to 'J7T)0 for each family. When
we remember thai Iho average
income, of ouch family in this
country amounts to only $120 a
year we see wIihI a bunion is this
that I'ic i eptddicans have foisted
upon the ciuntiy.
' is becoming customary to put
in the front window of
i stores and let him mako a
marathon, rim on tho piano for
thirty honih or so. This, how
ever, fs no HwJl.y in tl:o rosidenco
(I. W. f'.honey of I'nion has
tiled as a repuhlican candidate for
representative. No one on the
democratic side of the house has
ye signified I heir intention of
I.et modern weather prophets
discredit the groundhog as they
will, but it must be observed that
I he old Mr. Hog saw his shadow
early Friday morning, ami the
next day it snowed.
(iovernor Aldrich commands r
lloosevelt to speak up or quit.
And, of course, Teddy will do it.
lie is used to following the dic
lales of such "small fry" as Aid
rich in your mind.
'The president of Princeton says
a student just graduated from
lliat college is worth only $G a
week. It often takes a persistent
advertising campaign to dispose
of him even at. Ihat figure
Husiness men are said to be
lerrori.ed by tin: feeling against
the Irusls. If they can't support
I heir families under present con
ditions they can help out by keep
ing chickens in Ihe back yard.
During Iho last few days Presi
dent Taft has been suffering from
a sore throat. Anyone, who has
been gelling it in the neck as
frequently as the president must
uecesssirilv Imvn :i sore Hi rout
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The strike of the woolen mill
employes in l.awrence. Mass..
seems to be without any good
eason. Many of the workers have
been receiving as high as $5.50 a
week, whether they needed it or
not. ! '
J'ho first thing the democrats
want to do in order to succeed is
to get rid of those deadheats who
are always Hanging around lor
places to drop in in case Ihe party
is successful. They are coining
to the front now, and some of
them have even
n i .. .1 r i i 1
into 101 M"ie
olllces. If nominated someone
will have to pay their campaign
Aldrich is determined to raise
another row in Omaha, and has
ordered the attorney general to
go there and "stir up things" in
general. When tho governor
can't find anything clso lo keep
his name before tho people of tho
stato ho raises Cain with Omaha.
Aldrich seems to bo revengeful.
He hasn't forgotten the small
vote he received for his present
position, and if he keeps doing as
he has been doing ho won't get a
corporal's guard at tho next elec
All the democrats want this
year is a licket composed of good,
reliable candidates whose rec-
ords and characters will bear in-
spection. There are some can-
.iKiaves airoauy mod lor siaie
lotllr.es, who, if nominated, will
carry the entire ticket down in
defeat, i, nder Hie primary elec-
lion system you can't help (heir
being candidates, but. the voters
should post themselves on the
character of Ihe men who arc
running, and then vote for those
whom they know are well fitted for
Ihe various positions.
T'ho fact that Molcalfo "bolted"
the nomination of Dahlman dur
ing the last campaign is, of
course, working against him in
ceilain quarters. But, on tho
other hand, may it not bo equally
true that his "bolt" has strength-
cned him in other quarters? If
the opposition to Metcalfe's can
didacy is basing its hopes solely
on Metcalfe's bolt, it is due for a
shock. There is no disguising the
fact thai Metcalfe's candidacy for
the nominal ion is growing in
strength every day. It is being
managed by a master hand, an
it is achieving unusual publicity.
Whelhcr Melcalfe as the nominee
would be as strong as Melcalfe
for the nomination is beside the
present quest ion. Those w ho sit
down and quietly figure that be
cause "Met" boiled he cannot be
nominated would better wake up.
Will Maupin's Weekly.
Senator Manning has tiled with
the secretary of slate. There will
be rio opposition to him for the
nominal ion of senator.
I'hese straw votes that are be
ing taken in some of the cities
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a'" "' -
the people will vide. For in
stance, in Lincoln, Hoosevelt, in a
straw vole, received 100 votes and
Mr. Hryan only 10. Hut Hryan is
not a candidate.
The railroads offer to give
Denver $r0,(i00 for its Auditorium
in return for Ihe use of a certain
street. Although Ihe money
would have lo pass through poli-
ieians' hands (he offer may hi; a
good one, and Denver can get a
i? 12,500 pipe organ for nolhing.
F.x-Uniled Slates Senalor Wil
liam V. Allen has declared his in
tention of supporting (lovernor
Harmon of Ohio for president.
The republicans don't like this
act ion on I lie part ol ex-Senator
Allen, but why we are unable lo
falhom. And we don't suppose
Ihe senator cares who objects lo
"is support of Mr. Harmon, either
Some people have views on the
presidential question, and they
iiiiiik iney are rignt. mil iney are
not wining to concede to others
the same privileges if they dis-
agree with them. Every voter
has a right to his own views and
is privileged lo vote for those
camiKiat.es whom he desires to see
nominated. This is yet a free
country, and will be as long as
the American flag is allowed to
uoai over n
It is about time for the. state
inspector of stallions lo come
anilina nn1 k 5 oul of (fach
stallion owner in Cass county.
Phis is certainly tho biggest graft
ever perpetrated upon tho owners.
Now, we desire to ask the qucs-
nnd would like for someone
who knows to answer: Who gets
this money the stato or the ex
aminer? It is an imposition and
the law making such compulsion
should bo repealed by tho next
There is no use of trying to
force upon the party a candidate
who cannot command tho united
support of the parly at the gen
eral election. This has been tried
and would not work, and you can't
force the voters to do something
they .do not want to do. It is aN
ways best to nominate men whose
records as democrats are clear
and clean. There is no use to
nin Uny risks on this matter when
we have plenty of true and tried
democrats who can unite the
parly in Ihoir support
n,,, mi,ir wij iar(Hy fail to
regard Ihe steady increase in the1
0f oil and oil products as an
attempt on the part, of the own
ers of the various component
parts of tho Standard Oil trust to
discipline the public. Throe times
in the thirty-odd days that have
passed since the end of 1911, tho
price of crude oil has been ad
vanced, and each timo there was
a corresponding raise in the price
of tho refined products. Gasoline
and petroleum now cost 2 cents
a gallon more than they did on
Valentine day will soon be here
-February I S.
)Iil.-l empire at an end, and a
republic now assured fur China.
The rubber trust announces
that it will not stretch prices this
The campaign has become loo
strenuous for Senator La Folletle,
and he is compelled to take a rest.
Old weather prophets insist
Ihat we will have an early spring.
We hope so. It's certainly
Hue us. I
Teddy is a clever politician, all
right, but Dorothy Dix cam write
rings around him on the subject
of woman's rights.
: o :
Sheriff (ius llyers of Lancaster
county has a llrst-class damage
suit tiled against him and only in
oftleo a little over a month.
The beef barons couldn't get
even any other way, and now they
are accused of destroying' the
records. That's. one way of de
feating the government.
The potato crop having failed,
people are urged to eat rice.
Newly married couples can get
several meals from the offering?
mode at their wedding.
Congressmen who are anxious
for a nice summer trip begin to
prick up their ears when this in
ternational commission on Hi.'
cost of loving is mentioned.
The Moderator, published at
Omaha, is nol slow in speaking its
sentiments, and the way il goes
for I he fellow s who need "jacking
up" and get it right straight from
Ihe shoulder is a caution.
The expenditure of Sl'O.ooo fur
Iho Lake Chaiuplaiu celebration is
being criticised, but anything that
keeps n number of congressmen
out of mischief for several days
i t lie regarded tolerantly.
There is nothing to indicate, if
Thomas llyan walked up lo Tam
many Hall with a campaign con
tribution, that they would throw
the money indignantly into New
While dissolution of trusts
might not start competition
among- the dissolved members,
some of the retailers might, feel
that they could handle, independ
ent goods without hiding them
between the partitions.
A LiLncoln minister declares
tho church's influence must bo
utilized in solving problems of
labor. Perhaps if this question
had been taken up in the church
years ago there would not be so
much suffering in tho country
From reports over the country
we do not think "Fatty" Taft need
be alarmed about his renomina
tion. With tho postmasters and
federal officers booming him, is a
great power within itself that is
hard to down.
Sausage makers are petitioning
the government pure food author
ities for permission to keep their
process a secret. Sausage mak
ers are foremost among those
who should not be allowed to do
anything of the sort.
The democrat ic party has al
ways opposed machine politics
and the men who undertake to
establish such a system within
the ranks of that party will get
il whore the chicken got the ax
sooner or later.
A new source of food supply
has been found in petroleum. The
public, however, may view it with
suspicion, remembering what it
did to John P. Rockefeller'
Yeisor and HosewaU-r! Now,
candidly, isn't that a pretty pan
to draw to?
II eauuol be said that the
American people fail to do their
presidential shopping early.
The price of rubber, they say,
has fallen, but we see no evidence
oT Ibis fad in the price of rubber
People would be more comfort
able if (hey threw away the
thermometer, but what would be
come of Ihe soda fountain man?
.pod hats are lo bo
s season's Faster mil
linery offerings. 11 is to be in
ferred thai the price, also, will be
Harper's Weekly now knows
the folly of supporting a candidate
for the presidency without first
having a license from the proper
Senator Hitchcock will be a
candidate for deegale-at-large to
the national convent ion. Well,
we don'l know of anyone Dial has
a better right lo go as such.
The seed corn proposition is a
mailer now lo be looked after.
And Iho farmers who look after
this mailer in time are the ones
who will prolil b good crops nexi
season. There's no mistake about
II is rumored Ihat the express
companies may lie required to re
duce rales on packages. It would
conform with their reputations as
pniiunimopisis n iney soon came
down before I'ncle Sam blazes
People all over tho state
getting ready h
open the good
soon as the
proper season opens.
ie done this year m
ass countv Minn in any two
AN AGGRESSIVVE INDUSTRY.
When the automobile tlrst
ante into popular favor in this
ountry, most of the ears were
imported from Kunqie. Year by
oar up lo lsmo, the imports of
machines exceeded the exports,
although the margin of difference
bowed a gradual decrease. In
I'.'OG the imports and the exports
were about equal. That year was
the last of the ascendancy of the
foreign-made car. The imports
into this country began to de
crease rapidly, while the exports
grew by leaps and bounds, until
in the calendar year 19H the
balance of automobile trade in
favor-of tluv United States was
more than $19,000,000. The
total of exports was $21,600,000,
while tho value of imports was
No better statistical statement
than this can be made of the
progress of the automobile manu
factoring industry of America
The increased consumption of
cars in this country is being more
and more supplied by domestic
manufacture, while the growing
demand abroad is being more and
more satisfied by our production
It can be said now that th
American automobile loads tho
world, and the crack cars of
France, Italy, Oerinany and Eng
land are sull'ering in competition
with America's best.
The enterprise that has enabled
this country lo lake Iho lead over
tho rest of Iho world is no belter
exemplified I ban by the circum
stances under which the automo
bile shows will be held during the
Though tho exhibitions are of
nature of a public enterprise, the
automobile men have gone ahead
on their own hook, soliciting no
public aid save that of sympathy
with their purpose, and general
co-operation with them.
Independent, ielf-reliant and
Your or uni
formity. Your for great
est leave nng
Your for never
Yours for purity.
Your for economy .
Your for every
thing that goes to
ir. ike up a strictly
high grade, ever
d spendable baking
Thnt is Calumet. Try
it onro and nolo the i n-
rrovement in your bak
ing. See how miich mora
economiidl over tin l.ih-
priccd trust brands how
much better than the cheap
and big-can kindr
Calumet is highest in qnaty
moderate in cot.
Received Highest Aw vd
World' Pure Food
euulcrprising, the automobile
men of America, already in the
lead, have hardly started their
bat I If for world supremacy.
For a sprain you will llnd
Chamberlain's Liniment excellent.
" a"as the pain, removes the
soreness, and soon restores the
narts to a healthy condition. 28
anfi 50 c,,nt bottles for sale by F.
fi. Fricko & Co.
For sale bills and all other kinds
of Job work call at the Journal
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