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The Plattsmouth Journal
Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Ngbraski
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
fl.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Jcsl keep your wils a boamin'
Ami be sure what you're about,
There's always chaps a srhomiii'
So you'd bettor watch out.
o somet hing rather than
C.orn, alfalfa, rattle and hoys
make a hard combination to
'Fa ft is keeping quiet, while his
managers are very busy sawing
Haveloek went solidly demo
cratic and will continue in the
Prohibitionists failed to hold
their own by several points in Ne
braska this year.
The spring elections over the
results should be very satisfac
tory to democrats. The city elec
tions most all came our way.
V. J. Bryan left Lincoln Tues
day night for the cast on a speak
ing tour, and will not return in
time to vote at the April primary
on the tilth.
The socialists lost out in Mil
waukee by a large majority, de
feating Mayor Emil Seidol, who
was elected two years ago as a
The national socialist conven
tion, which is to meet at Indian
apolis May 12, is expected to con
tinue for two weeks. How they
must enjoy politics!
r : -t :o: "
Democrats of South Omaha
elected the mayor, treasurer, lax
conirnisisoner, police conunis
sioners and n majority of the
Many new improvements are
contemplated in Plattsmouth this
season and in a few days every
mechanic in the city will be busy
Many of them are busy now,
One thing certain, Roosevelt is
not so loud as he was a month
ago. Evidently he sees the hand
writing on the wall: "The
American people want no third-
No interest was manifested in
the election in this city Tuesday,
and consequently but an exceed
ingly linlit vote was polled the
lightest, perhaps, that has been
polled in many years.
The roads are getting in good
hape, except here and there a
chuck-hole. They are drying out
nicely and will soon be ready for
the road drag, which, should be
used as soon as possible.
II will be up to the new coun
cil to settle the water question.
The members should get down to
business at the first session and
cease dilly-dallying with the
Kggs are coming down while
potatoes an: going up.
The precinct and ward asses
sors have started on their rounds.
II won't do any good to hide your
self or properly when you see
the assessor advancing. He
knows what you had last year,
and he will put that down anyway.
It is explained that although
four hundred thousand coal min
ers did not go to work recently
there is no strike, but merely a
suspension of operations. How
ever, the two look so much alike
the public would hardly have
noticed the difference.
Well, what about that ball
club? The merchants will aid
liberally if the right parties will
assume the management. Now,
let's not do without a ball club
this year, as we did last year. Wc
have the material for one of the
best clubs in southeast Nebraska
and it is an outrage, that wc can't
keep up with other big towns in
In Washington the belief is
strong that Itosevelt is bent on
defeating Taft and will not hesi
tate to bolt the convention if it
goes against him, or rather when
it goes against him. There seems
now no possibility of its going
any other way. Washington cor
respondents are frankly discus
sing the prospect Just as if Mr.
Roosevelt had never said that he
will not not bolt.
The success of the democrats
at ttie polls this (faff depends
greatly upon the result of the
primary election on April 19. If
the proper man is nominated for
governor there will be a chance
to carry the state, and nearly
everyone who is acquainted with
the situation knows that proper
person is Hon. John H. More
head, a man whose record is with
out a stain.
Clark and Wilson supporters
are both claiming Wisconsin.
Two weeks from today Friday,
April 19 is the primary election.
Don't forget the date. ,
Hohson won again in Alabama
Tuesday. They just can't resist
good looks down in that country.
Tlmse who have been up to
vii'W (he 'Platte river in the last
week report that it looked swell.
The r ather of Waters has gone
on a bigger tear than usual this
spring ami is enjoying a high old
. :o :
Congress cannot be expected lo
pay attention to anticipated coal
strike sufferings until all the
members an; provided with marble
Apparently the delegate from
Alaska will have lo decide who
shall belong to the Chicago con
vention, as all the other seats are
New Mexico already charges
four of its legislators with solicit-
ng bribes. She is making a
noble effort to keep up with her
Mr. Carnegie has picked out
the prettiest girl, but what we
want to know is whether her
ability to make muffins equals her
The preceding administration
settled the coal strike and nobody
ever said it was illegal. Mr. Taft
should hunt through his law
books again. i
There is much criticism of the
new senator from New Mexico, but
if they had sent their best man
low awfully lonely he would be
down in Washington. '
A coal strike is an endurance
test between the shivers of the
public and tho hunger.' of:tlw
operatives. The operators' cou
pons are not a factor.,' ' '
the Houston (Texas) Post
prints the following prayer: "Oh,
i i i . ...
i.orn, now mat everyltnng is
coming our way, purge every
democratic soul of "hot air" and
vain glory, and insert large in
stallmcnts of common sense in
every democratic cranium; and
Oh, Lord, remember our prone-
ness to make fools of ourselves
just when we have the world by
the tail and a down-hill pull, and
see that we don't get in bad this
The Press is for W. J. Bryan
for one of the delegates at large
from Nebraska to the democratic
national convention, but wishes
he had made tho same declaration
relative to abiding by and obey
ing the will of his party as to be
expressed at the primary elec
tion.lhnt Senator Hitchock has
The Press is for Senator Hitch
cock for another of the delegate
at large. Doth will be of rca
v ent ion.
-David City Press.
proposition. The water company' service to tho party at the con
wants the matter settled and so
do the people,
No democrat, especially one
who prides himself on living up
to ho principle of tho party, can
afford lo vole for any man who
only two years ago attempted to
break up the party in which ho
previously atllliated by campaign
ing the stale in the interest of
tho republican candidate for gov
ernor and against the democratic
candidate. Don't you think that
such a man has a lot of gaul to
ask the democratic masses to
vole for him now?
If a minimum wage bill is not
passed soon somopof these I3Q0
ministers would .be justified in
marching up and down the aisle
bearing strike transparencies.
The only persons who have not
truck for higher wages are.
teachers and clergymen, but as
they can earn nearly half as much
as a carpenter or a plumber, they
are perfectly satisfied. y
Four members of the Illinois
legislature have confessed that
they were bribed to vole for Lori-
mcr. Dut the senate committee
evidently decided they were mis
Owing to the surprising self-i
restraint of the small boy ele
ment of Washington, President
Taft was not annoyed by need
less pulling at his door bell as
an April Fool joko.
The government that did not
provide police protection would
be called inediieent. The coal
strike threatens lo take fire away
from (he people, and the world
had (ires long before it had police.
An importation of G.Ouo ions
of potatoes was received in New
York this week from England.
Consumers will have-a chance to
compare Ihcio with Irish potatoes
and our common rural potatoes.
If Secretary Knox can't bo con
tented unless he is on the go, we
wi-h ho would keep away from
those turbulent South Americans
and visit some safe places like
our historical museums and an
The Kansas City Star does not
stand very high in influence, evi
dently, from the manner in which
their touted candidate for mayor
was snowed under last Tuesday.
There is such a thing as a news
paper trying to do too much for
Roosevelt adherents talk as
though they expect La Follette, in
case he sees he can't be nomin
ated, will throw his influence to
Roosevelt in the convention.
Don't place too much dependence
in that proposition, or you will be
Coventor Harmon is coming to
Nebraska. He is to visit Omaha
and will address a mass meeting
at the Auditorium in thai city on
Friday, April 12. He will refute
the assaults made upon him and
he should have a large audience,
which he no doubt will.
We want our democratic
friends to remember one thing
if they fail to vote for the nom
ination of John 11. Morehead for
governor they will regret it the
longest day thoy live., . Able, re
liable and a man with as fine a
business record as any citizen In
Nebraska. . .
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: r."j. JMimi lias at" last gotten
his gab into the controversy. We
have been wondering for some I
time what had become of him and
wc suppose he look this means to
let people know that he was not
dead, by sticking his nose in
where ho had no business. That's
L J. for your whiskers.
The house committee on privil
eges and elections recommends
that Congressman Dowman of the
Eleventh Pennsylvania district be
deprived of his seat because of
gross frauds at the election. This
is contrary to the time-honored
impression that everything is
fair in Pennsylvania politics.
The new mayor of Kansas City,
Henry L. Jost, is truly a self
made man. He was sent out from
New York to Missouri with a lot
of other poor boys, found a home
on a farm in Nodaway county,
where he remained until 15 years
of age. Then he began to study
law and finally landed in Kansas
City. He is a thirty-second de
gree Mason, a members of the A
You'll find that
your tastes and ours are pret
ty much the same ours are
only reflections of yours any
way. And you'll find on dis
play here exactly the Easter
suit you have in mind it's
waiting for you whenever
you're ready to look at it.
More than average values at
$15 to $25.
You're not treating your head
or your mon e y right until
you put both into one of our Stet
son hats. Every good style and
and color. We'll help you choose
right Chamois $3; Stetson $4, $5.
O. U. V, Knights of Pythias and
Ihe women get the suffrage in J a genuine good man. Ho is only
38 years old, and a still brighter
Remember, Mr. Democrat, lhal
when you go to the polls on tho
HUli and vote for Hon. John H
Morehead, you can rest assurrt
that you are voting for a gentle
man and scholar for governor
who will give the people one of
the most successful and business
like administrations in the history
of Nebraska. Mr. Morehead is
engaged in no factional differ
ences in his parly, is making an
honest campaign, treating every
body kindly and fair and making
friends wherever ho goes.
China. From the speed with
which changes are being made,
we imagine the children could get
the right to vote if they speak up
Tin1 election of Ihe democratic
ticket in Kansas City was a sur
prise to (hose who are daily read
ers of (he Star. The readers of
that paper were led to believe
that Drown, the republican can
didate, and present incumbent,
would no doubt bo elected by at
least 3,500 majority, while Jost,
tho democratic candidate, was
elected by 5,550, carrying
with him almost the entire demo
cratic city ticket. It some times
don't pay "lo count your chick
ens before they are hatched." The
sanie, in elections. It don't pay lo
count on victory until you arc
sure of it.
record upon which there cannot
possibly bo any back-action at the
general election. See that no man
who cannot face the voters with
a clean character and a good per
sonal record receives your vote at
the primary. We have several on
the ticket whom republicans are
striving to nominate because they
know l hey can beat I hem at the
general election with hands down.
From the Indianapolis News,
an independent republican paper,
is taken, as a sample of many
ollu r uttcranci s of the kind in the
puss of the country,- (he follow
ing sent by ils correspondent in
Washington: , "That there is a
conspiracy on foot to wreck the
republican parly, if possible, is
confidently-' bellevcVj'V'by many
pron ino.ni iiMMiibyps of the parly.
It is only within the last two days
that men influential in tho party
have been expressing this view
aloud, although thoy have sus
pected such a movement for
weeks. . The refusal of the
Roosevelt managers to abide by
convention and primary results
anywhere is pointed to as proof,
semingly sufficient, that a bolt at
Chicago is contemplated. Many
of the men connected with the
Roosevelt movement from tho out
set of the contest have been talk
ing third party."
Seeds that Grow.
New, recleaned tested alfalfa,
99-8 per cent pure, $10.45 per
bushel. Red clover, 99 per cent
pure, $13.50 per bushel. Timothy,
$7.50. Alsyke, $13.50. Canadian
oats, Swedish, $1.25. Red top,
$3.00. Dlue grass, 91.25. Cow
peas, $2.50. Rape, $3.50. Amber
cane, $1.25. German millet,
$1.40. Kafflrcorn, $1.00. Tested
yellow and while seed corn, $2.50.
Spring wheal, $1.25. Seamless
bags, 20c each. Jersey sweet
potatoes, 3.75 per barrel. Genu
ine, pure Red River Early Ohio
seed potatoes. Ask for delivered
price April 1st.. Seed samples
sent on request.
Nebraska City, Neb.
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The democrats will show good
judgment in electing Senator
Hitchcock one of the delegates at
large to the Baltimore convention.
Senator Hitchcock is purely a Ne
braskan, born and reared in the
slate, and has always lived here.
His property is here, and Ne
braska's interests are his in
terests. Why should they be
otherwise, we would like to know?
lie is just the kind of a man to
represent the state of his birth in
any representative body.
Primary election day is rapidly
drawing near, and it behooves
every democrat to study closely
the standing and character of
every candidate. Always vole for
men wilh a good, clean record a
Mrs. (J. C. Shoemaker and son,
Edwin, of Nehavvka, were visitors
in this city yesterday. Edwin
was a pleasant caller at this
office, renewing his subscription
to Ibis paper for another year.
. Small Wreck.
Sunday afternoon a ballast train
from Plattsmouth after rock to
riprap track near .that point, went.,
into the ditch about five miles
west of this place. The train
was running backwards at a speed
estimated to be about twenty
miles an hour, when the tender
jumped the track and turned over
on its side. The engine left the
rails, but did not turn over com
pletely. The string of cars that
was being pushed broke loose
from the tender and ran on down
the track, but were not wrecked.
Tho wrecking crew came from
Falls City and worked all, night,
getting tho track clear about 8
o'clock Monday morning. No
body was hurt, but as the Platts
mouth bridge was out of com
mission at tho time it cut this
point off from train sorvico for a
time. Nehavvka News.
rotors x uicnards are pro
gressing nicely with the building
they have in process of construc
tion. They are working a force
of ten or twelve carpenters on
the Woodman building and will
soon have it ready for the roof.
The progress made at the Wes
cott building is almost as well
since the arrival of the material,
which caused a delay in tho be
ginning. For Representative.
We are requested to announce
tho name of George W. Olson as a
candidate for state representative,
subject to the choice of tho
democratic voters at the pri
maries on Friday, April 19th.
Superintendent N. C. Abbott and
wife and children, accompanied
by Miss Grace Newbranch, went
lo Omaha today to Lake in
Sol hern and Marlowe in "Hamlet"
at Ihe Boyd Ibis evening and
spend Sunday with relatives.
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$ Phones: New 39, Bell 37.
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