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The- Plattsmouth - Journal
r -i Published Seml-Weekl at Plattsmouth, Nebraska CZZD
Ri A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoffice at I'lattsniouth, Nebraska, as second-class
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iriK lots of fun, whether ho pro
poses In run or not.
Butter and eggs art' expected to
fcke a considerable drop in price
Mij week I" the dealers, any
how. "Governor Aldrich is out for
Roosevelt," in a headline from
Lincoln. Who will he be out for
Don't fail to attend the Fid
dlers' Contest on Friday night,
February 10. Only one more
week. Don't miss it.
Americans are beginning to
wonder if, after all, Diaz didn't
Rive Mexico as good government
as Mexico deserved.
The secretary of the president
neeives $5,000 a year for being
nlimislic, but Mr. Ililles seems every Sunilav.
Ui lie exceeding (he appropriation.
Woodmen are revolting in every
section of Ihe country against
Mie advanced rule, and il is hard
Mi conceive ,jusl yel liow Ihe inat
kr will end.
Hoosevelf is not willing to de
flare himself in a formal state
ment, but progressive leaders will
do it for him. So says a dispatch
from New York.
It seems very strange that
Prof, l'arker should take so much
bother to olimb Mt. McKinley,
when he can got up so high in a
JJew York skyscraper.
There is another democratic
eandidalo out for governor. His
name is Dunn, and ho hails from
Omaha. Hut we are not informed
w to his relation to I. J.
Diaz should be back in charge
to Mexico. Ho'k the man they
need down there to settle the hash
ot some of (hose fellows who arc
elcrnally keeping up n row.
"Mr. Tafl is without convictions
n any of (he questions before the
country," said Louis D. brandies
at Kansas Oily (lie other day
Doesn't Mr. Brandies forget the
J. P. Morgan has been decorat
ed with the grand cross of the
Red Eagle by the kaiser, but J. P
won't dare wear it into Ihe stock
exchange any day when the bulls
are feeling kinky.
Representative Slayden of
Texas favors a constitutional
amendment forbidding the re
election of a president. Some
Ihing should be done so as to give
rtiorc people a turn at this job.
We cannot see the least reason
why Senator llitehock should not
he one of the delegates-at-largo
rom Nebraska to the democratic
ational convention. He is cer
tainly a good democrat, just the
editor of I he London Sat
lleview says he shivers
lime ln reads an Ameri
can newspaper. Someone should
at, once .start the furnace lire with
a lot of those dry English jour
nals. :o :
Hume rule fur Ireland is up
again. II should certainly be pos
sible to arrest a man for assault
and battery without writing to
King George to ask permission.
the highest regard of the people,
lie died a poor man, as all truly
honorable public men generally
do. Peace to his ashes.
A young man should learn to
say "no." This is leap year.
Sometimes the weight of man's
own dignity will engulf him.
A little lemon now and then is
good for some conceited men.
The tuition in the school of ex
perience is quite often spelled
II, may be that (he $29,000,000
"melon" soon to be cut by the
Standard Oil company of Indiana
company didn't have to pay as a
The commerce commission is
investigating the express com
panies. II is tin
that they ci
Even if you are not ovor-esti-inaled
there is still a chance that
you may be appreciated.
Don't fail to attend the Fid
dlers' Contest next Wednesday
night, if you want to enjoy the
time of your life.
known to be factional and are re
sponsible for the condition that
the parly finds itself in today.
There are plenty of men who have
never been mixed up with the
factions men whom the entire
party could unite upon. Don't you
honestly think it is better to nom
inate men of this kind? Why, of
course you do.
The reason thai Hon. John H.
Morehead should be nominated by
the democrats is because he has
never been mixed up with any or
the factions. Then, again, he is a
eiillenian ol line personal ap
pearance and posseses every qual
ity that goes to make a chief ex
ecutive of which the people will
Liltle good is done by a tariff
that builds up great colonies of
low-paid workmen like Lawrence.
The net result is lo increase the
price of goods that can be bought
to belter advantage somewhere
else, to draw men away from the
Senator lleyburn denounces
"railroading" bills through the
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same K21, 000,000 that the -" "'"M farms, where they are needed to
be described as snailing them
produce food, without creating a
cily of well paid workingmen.
Solicitor McGabe seems lo have
figured in so many things in
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uenera oionion "'"-"'"Fioii, mm u ni.iv vei, m
111. 11,1 1..IITWI lll'll ll.l 111. It. it. I ".-.III I .....
ii cm rates ami si in """ "i: w" r"
pud. ling for dinner "'' ovor a,m m ,r'(' I"'''
pa ration of Ihe wool tariff.
Why spend lime discussing how "Public ownership
keep Ihe central bank out of utilities is the only
Wall si reel control? If the whole graft," is a policy (hat many ad
thing is given into the charge of vocale. Does Ibis mean surely
Mr. Hens lie win see mat lliai lit- noi! tnai puoiie ulilities are a
e mailer is allended lo. corrupting inlliience in politics?
Secretary Wilson is quoted as
saying: 1 am not running this
office for Ihe protection of fools
who do not know any belter than
to buy something they never saw
and know nothing about." If 111
other federal depart nieul s had
of public this same policy there would be no
cure for more fraud orders issued, and no
more gel-rieh-quick prosecutions.
fbe primary election svsteni of
nominating candidates is fh
greatest farce that was ever per
pel rated upon Ihe voters. Anv-
I'ersons who are fond of play- Italliniore's enlarged conven
ing on the ice above, Niagara Falls I ion hall will have a sealing
in Ihe winter, apparently, are (he capacity of something over lft,
same ones who rock the boat in 000. This may do for Baltimore,
the Hummer, fondle a buzz saw in but it would hardly be half large vvh" w"ul,i slaiui il Rhost
autumn and in the snrinir are un-1 enough for a national convention a su,xv '" a delegate conven
body ami everybody can run for
Ihe nomination on either (he r'
publican or democratic ticket
in Ihe west.
aware that the gun was loaded
The government is surprised Ex-County Treasurer W. D.
and grieved to learn that officials! Wheefor has filed for delegate to
of the steel (rust have destroyed the democratic national ponven
edcrs and documents needed to tion from the First congressional
establish their guilt. The trunk district. Billy will fill the bill all
full of documentary evidence was! right and is In every way worthy
returned to the defendants only f (he honor,
jeeause ttiey seemed to be perfect! :os
gentlemen. Wall street note: A bill having
:o: Decn introduced into tne Mon-
Some very essential improve- ,ana legislature forbidding feeble
menls are lo be made in and minded persons rrom trading in
around the court house during the flocks, a panic seized the market
coining season. A new heating antl prices were utterly dc-
nlant will be one of Him imnrnvc moralized
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ments, and the probable renova
(ion of the county unices will be Governor Golquett of Texas is
another. We do not. suppose the KinK t top tho Mexicans from
taxpayers will kick very hard on "hooting over the border, but
Dob La Follette talked to the
periodical publishers until 1:15 a.
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m. n tins keeps on .Mrs. i.. snuuiu
take avvav his night key.
If you want to see the Fiddlers'
Contest next Friday night you had
better get your ticket right now.
Thev are going "like hot cakes."
Standard Oil's 2,i00 per cent
dividend Ibis week suggests I hat
Standard Oil "melons" are even
more cosily man genuine hockj
favors a world-wide
Ihe cost of living.
'..el's all stop work a year and find
mt w bal in Ihinnler is Ihe matter
The empress dowager of China
favors a republic. Perhaps she
thinks she could control enough
voles to secure appointment as a
The meeting of the slate demo
cratic committee at Columbus this
week was quite largely attended,
and everything passed' off very
Billy Hearst is a candidate for
president again, and we hope he
does not feel badly should be only
gel I lie support of the alternate
Aunt Delia has gone down to
visit at the While house. It is to
be hoped thai William cares
enough for her lo slay in even
ings and play backgammon.
The new mode is I lie Grecian
robe with high waist line aol
(lowing effects draped from the
shoulders, where there will be
bows and buckles and things.
This new style has vast
economic significance. It will
give such an impetus lo Ihe tex
tile trade as hasn't been felt m
Every new dress will require at
least fifty per centum more ma
terial than was used in the mori
bund tube gown. The mills where
are fashioned dainty fabrics have
ordered more steam in the en
gines, more oil in the bearings,
have put their operatives on full
lime, and prosperity looms up like
salary on Saturday afternoon.
But, oh, for a new fashion in
China, where one inch added to
the festive Manchu's shirt tail
would raise the price of cotton G
llie improvement of their own
Every democrat is interested in
Ihe success of his party ticket.
Then why not every democrat in
favor of those democrats who can
bring about success? There arc
candidates who cannot har
monize the party and there are
those who can
sportsmanlike Mexicans will not
be satisfied with gunning for theft
own countrymen when they can
hag gamy Americans.
lion (and I hey know it1, will take
advantage of the primary, and
then, if nominated, they couldn't
be elected. Now is that a good
way to select candidates?
There will be widespread regret
over the illness thatl has neces
sitated the temporary retirement
of Senator La Follette from poli
tical activity. It isn't surprising
that a man who has been so in
cessantly active for many years,
whose activities have involved
such a nervous strain, should re
quire rest and relaxation; But the
Wisconsin senator is too valuable
an asset to the forward movement
to be spared at this time. The
country has too much need of a
man of just his intelligence, ex
perience, courage and force
Here's hoping he may soon be
Petitions are being circulated
The New York World naively
remarks thai "if women have a
vole, Colonel Hoosevelf is in favor
of it; but if they have no vote he
is opposed lo their voting."
If you cannot stand on your
own merits, don't try to stand on
the merits of others. You will be
found out and then your character
drops 50 per cent. Can you
The number aj newspapers has
fallen off slightly the past year.
Had the subscribers even been
willing to pay in cord-wood it
would have helped these defunct
In an Oklahoma paper appeared
a notice of the marriage of Mr,
Jim Castoroil to Miss Bailie Salts.
hat is a happy combination that
should keep the family on the
kind to fill the bill, and being one
if the big democrats of (ho state spread it on, they will draw the
and our United Slates senator,
why shouldn't he be elected as one
f tin! delegates? We are for Sen
ator Hitchcock, as thousands of
d,her democrats are for him, bc
uuse he will rolled credit upon
the slate in (.he national conven
tion. The Colonel says the women
should have he- ballot when they
want II. Ab they are bound to
get il sooner or later, we men
must look good-ualurod if we ex
pect to got My offices.
Presidential candidates that throughout tho district asking
want proof record should never 'hat tno namo r John J- Ledwith,
dwell on themes that irritate the one of the prominent and progres
public mind. There are plenty of 8ivw attorneys of Lincoln, bo
subjects like the French and In- P,accd (n th" Primary ballots as
Now what is the tlian war and tho Shakespeare- a candidate, for delegate to the
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sensible thinir to do? U io a verv "aeon controversy that can bo u",",u:ittl,c convention
easy' problem, if it is victory we treated widiout arousing all theso from tno First congressional dis
u hard feelinnrs ' trict. Mr. Ledwith is a member o
.Q, J :o:, . the well known law firm of Morn
If there are lo bo anv morn 'Ex-Mayor Robert B. Graham ' a graauaie o
democratic candidates for state died very suddenly yesterday lno University of Nebraska and a
offices we hope they will come to morning at his homo in Lincoln, Mturer in the law school of that
the front as soon as possible following a week's illness from institution. no was nominated
Certain it is that if some of the UriPP"o. Beside serving as mayor forjudge, of tho district court by
fellows lhat have already nn- ho hal been county treasurer and lne '""crats of Lancaster coun
nounced themselves, should be a member of the legislature. He ' lasl faI1 and has a,s0 been nom
nominated, defeat is a foregone 70 "" of age. He was in ina,C(1 ror county judge, declining
conclusion. People will stand I'lattsniouth for a couple of days lh placos. He has always been
some (hings, but when they try to nl ,m ,ml u- K"oth died
Ime. ihe common neonlo nav Ihe
:o: taxes and tho grafters cet tho
an active- worker in the nartv
ranks, contributing of both his
timo and means and declining
anything in the way of reward. If
The death of General James B. money. The more taxes, the more h 8 8P,c.cled m f th dp,c
Weaver removes a grand, good grafting officeholders. We have
man, and in his earlier days was now almost a government of
one that was loved for his many grafters, by tho grafters and for
excellent qualities. Tho writer the grafters, instead of a govern-
had known General Weaver for ment of the people, by (ho people
many years, and while- there were and for the people. Will the poo-
limes when wo did not agree with plo stand this much longer?
him politically, wo admired him :o:
for his many noblo traits of char- There Is not a particle of use In
actor and honesty. He was a fine an effort to foist upon tho demo-
gates First district democrats
who are fortunate enough to be
able lo attend the big gathering at
Baltimore arc certain of being
well looked after. He promises to
vote for tho candidate for presi
dent receiving tho largest pre
Try a sack of Forest Rose Flour
the next lime you need flour. Ask
oralor and o man who commanded' cratic party men for office who are your dealer what he thinks' of it
Tafl's chances for ronomina
tion have improved greatly in the
past two weeks, and ho seems to
have everything corning his way,
nothwithstanding the big boost
If Bob La Follette would have
attended to the, duty of getting
public buildings and postmaster
ships for the people of Wisconsin
he would not have suffered that
Chris M. Gruenther, who man
aged Senator Hitchock's campaign
two years ago, is engineering his
raco for delegate-at-large. Well
Chris is a hummer along the man
THE HOBBLE SKIRT GOES.
Cheer up, textile manufactur
ers! Cheer up, dressmakers
Cheer up, silkworms! Cheer up
The hobble skirt is dead. Wit
it will be interred in the cemetery
of fashion the imitation or near
The real, genuine, died-in-lhe-fabric
hobble skirt was largely a
myth an ideal. It was a liltle
too utterly too lo attain general
vogue. So ye lady fair added for
practical purposes a few inches
lo its circumference and achieved
the common variety of hobble
skirt so familiar in the streets.
But even that Is doomed, ac
cording to the mirrors of fashion
in Fifth avenue.
Having sold my farm, I will sell
at public auction at the farm, one
and one-half miles east and one
mile south of Union, Neb., on
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15,
commencing at 10:30 a. in., (.he
following described property:
Horses, Mares and Mules.
Span bay mules, i years old,
Span buckskin mules, 3 and -'i
years old, weight 2,200.
Span of browy mules, 3 and
years old, weight 2,000.
Span brown mules, 2 years old,
Bay mare in foal, ft years old,
Bay mare in foal, ft years old,
Bay mare in foal, 11 years old,
Bay mare in foal, weight 1,301.
Sorrel mare in foal, weight
Brown horse, 3 years old,
Black horse coming fi years old,
Span Shetland ponies, 2 years
old, weight 800.
Four yearling coltg.
Driving team, weight 2,000.
Chestnut sorrel stallion, 5 yecr
old. weight 1,700. Sue fool get
Cows, Hogs, Implements, Etc
Four milch cows.
One yearling heifer.
Six brood sows.
One male hog.
29 shoals weighing from 80 to
Two sets work harness.
One sulky plow.
One manure spreader.
One hay loader.
Ono carriage, almost new.
One mowing machine.
Two hay rakeR.
One farm wagon.
One wagon with hay rack.
One 3-section harrow.
One disc harrow.
One press drill.
One fan mill.
One 12-inch Emerson
One riding lister.
One 2-row stalk cutler.
Planter and check row.
Walking stirring plow.
One cider mill.
One hand corn shellcr.
Ono cream separator.
Four swarms of bees.
15 tons of alfalfa hay.
Many other things not listed.
Terms of Sale:
All sums of $10 or less, cash.
Sums over 110, one year timo if
desired, purchaser to give ap
proved note bearing 8 per cent in
terest. All property must be set
tled for by cash or note before be
ing removed from premises.
Lunch Will Be Served on the
Grounds at Noon.
M. G. McQUIN, OwnoR.
Ilobt. Wilkinson, Auctioneer.
John R. Pierson, Clerk.
Lost, Strayed or Stolen.
Two-year-old White-raco heif
er, about December 18, 1911. She
is n, perfect type of the White
face breed. Any information will
be thankfully received by tele
phoning Line i-II, Plaits. 'Phono,
or address, Guy Reiser, Mynard,
Team of mules, harness and
wagon for sale, fiood mules and
harness and wagon new. Address
Route 1, Plattsmouth, Nek.
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