The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 29, 1912, Image 4

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    -The Platfsmouth Journal -
rr i Published Semi-Weekly at Plittsnoufo, Nebraska
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the I'ostolncc at Plattsmouth, Nebrauka, as second-class
K-M-M- W-W-I M-S-K K-S
Do iml .spill llir soul, in
running hilliiT and yon, J
J grieving over I In- misfor- J
4 tunes, I he mistakes ami I In'
j icCS Of (lllll'I'S. Till" OIK!
J person win nil it .is inost
J necessary In reform is
J yourself. Ouigley. J
Many a politician who starts
out on a liaml wagon walks home.
It may have occurred to you
that the early bird didn't get very
We nole in the metropolitan
papers that those too Turks have
Iicen killed again in Tripoli.
President Ta ft sees where he
can save millions for I'ncle Sam
if they'll give him just one more
The 1 A ll-ters have elected len
vice presidents ami noboby
charged yet with assault and bat
tery. :o:
The late winter will be known
in history as Hie one that could
"come back" whenever it wanted
to do HO.
:o :
The two remaining Allen out
laws seem to have read in the
papers about the healthful effect
of sleeping out of doors.
Oeorge W. Perkins says that
lie is the only man the benefici
aries of privilege really need.
Oeorge must have been collet-ling
campaign funds again.
While the labor troubles aro
pretty well settled, the customary
May day disturbances of house
cleaning will shake the social
There was one ward in Ne
braska Hi! y and one precinct in
Otoe county in which President
Taft did not get a vole in the pri
mary. J)on't (hat seem funny?
The United Stales will have to
lake a hand in Mexican afVairs
yet if the Mexicans don't stop
driving Americans out of that
country ami contlscating their
:o :
A couple of hundred people are
reported to have been drowned in
I ho Mississippi Hoods, but the
newspapers do not give much,
prominence to (hose small local
items nowadays.
'1 he celerity with which the
sen.'itors nailed the steamship
oilicials must have surprised I he
slow-going Mritishers. I'ncle Sam
can do quite a day's work if you
can persuade him to gel up in Hie
Chester II. Aldrich, present gov
ernor of Nebraska, and recently
renominated for another term, is
already bragging ns to what he
expects to do lo Hon. John II.
Morehead, the democratic candid
ale, in this campaign. The great
blow hard don't seem to anticipate
what the dissatisfied people of
Nebraska expect to do to him at
the, November election. The re
turns from the recent primaries
show that thousands of repub
licans are dissalislled with him
and his administration, ami we
guess that Mr. Aldrich will have
enough to do ju sweeping his own
looryard, without having any
time to put in upon that of Hon.
John II. Morehead.
Trade of the United Stales with
the Philippine islands has more
than doubled since the enactment
in I'.Miy of the law providing for
the free interchange of mer
chandise between those islands
and the United Stales. The total
trade wilh the Philippine islands
for the eight months ending with
February, l'Jl-', amounted to over
ifi3ti,0(in,0i)il, against less than
$14,01)0,0110 in the corresponding
months of 1909.
John J. (iustiu, the democratic
nominee for representative, re
sides near Murdock ami is a man
of considerable ability and will
average up with any of those who
have represented Cass county in
the past twenty years. He is a
farmer ami is highly respected by
all who know him. The very flat
tering vole be received in the west
part of the county would denote
that he is very popular where he
is best known.
If a governor has proved satis
factory to his party in his llrst
term, does it look proper for his
opponent for the Humiliation for
the second term to receive half as
many votes as the present gover
nor received, and that opponent
generally unknown throughout
the slate? Not much, Mary Ann.
It only demonstrates that these
'.,o0ii or 10.000 republicans who
voted against Aldrich are dis
salislled with his administration
as governor of Nebraska, and
there is no other way to ex
plain it.
As demonstrated by the re
turns from the First congres
sional district in the late pri
mary, the democrats evidently
have great confidence in the
honesty and integrity of Hon.
John A. Maguire, the present pop
ular member of congress, who re
ceived the unanimous vote of his
parly. Paul Clark, the republican
nominee, will think he has a hard
man to down before he gets
through with John A. Maguire,
who has made hundreds of repub
lican friends since he has been
in- congress.
ienuine democracy cannot
change much. As conditions vary
il must be revealed in new forms,
but no matter what the form, it is
alwas the same. It is for the
sovereignly of the people and
against special privilege. Men
who assume to be democrats may
change, and do, as Woodrow Wil
son professes to havo done, but
I hi' genuine democrat w ho is a
democrat today has always been a
genuine democrat and always will
be. Lincoln Star. That's the
kind of democracy that will win
The man who is a democrat to
day and oil' tomorrow is not the
kind of a democrat that does his
parly any good. There are too
many such democrats that want
to he leaders, and if they can't
boss they won't play al nil.
The sugar trust lobby at Wash
ington is sending out a large
'Hianlity of literature, claiming
that free sugar is wholly in the
interest of the trust, in the hopt
of deceiving the people 'on that
subject. It says that 'Mile hear
ings have demonstrated the abso
lute error of thousands of west
erners who have supposed that
the sugar trust is friendly to the
beet sugar men," ami declares
that the trust sold out all its best
sugar interests ami then had the
free sugar bill introduced for its
own benefit. The "westerners"
are not at all deceived by these
circulars. Whether the story is
true or not makes no difference
to them. They know that if sugar
is free, that competition with re
lined sugar from other countries
as the market reports demon
strate, vyill bring it down about
cents a pound and that is the
thing that they are interested in.
Charily covers a multitude of
sins that ought to be exposed.
From present indications W. I.
Wheeler will have a larger vote
for delegate-at-large from the
First district than any democrat
for that position.
Although the late spring has
made trade less than normal the
local merchants are optimistic in
looking forward to months of
business increase.
If the democrats expect to win
in this campaign in Nebraska they
must get together and stay there
and tight wilh all the vim in them.
We can win if unity of action is
:o: '
It appears that all the amend
ments to the constitution carried
at the primary. Hut how about
the general election? Many vot
ers believe we should have a new
constitution in its entirely.
The New York World is of the
opinion that Roosevelt's nomina
tion for president at Chicago is
entirely out of the question. Those
New York editors have a way of
"catching on" to the drift of such
Taft is gaining delegates right
along. The Iowa delegation in
structed for him at their state
convention. His manager says he
is sure of the nomination at Chi
cago, Hut Teddy and his trust
backers insist not.
The race is only half run, even
if Teddy does get the nomination.
The" people will become better ac
quainted with the Steel and Har
vester trusts, and Roosevelt's
connection therewith thart they
ever were before.
:o: ,
It would appear upon the face
of the primary election returns
that John O. Y'eiser does not
stand in" with the voters of Ne
braska. His vole for vice presi
dent was not a very Haltering one.
He did not carry a county in the
slate, and it is very doubtful if he
carried even a precinct.
Don't give up the road business,
gentlemen. del to work, right
now and keep it up and work
every spare moment on the roads
during the entire summer, (iood
roads are what makes your sur
foundings more valuable. Last
season Cass county gained the
reputation of having: the best
roads in eastern Nebraska. Let
us keep up our credit.
II was only lo be expected that
Mr. Roosevelt would llnd a new
issue in the sinking of the Titanic
with which to stir the indignation
of the people. And the floods in
the Mississippi valley caino to
hand at an opportune moment. If
there could only be another earth
quake in California just now it is
a cinch that Teddy would llnd
someone to denounce for it.
Lincoln Star.
The democrats have a candidate
for governor upon whom nil
factions can unite and they know
right where lo llnd him upon every
question in which the people art
interested. While the republican
candidate, the present governor,
cannot begin to gel Hie repub
lican vole. He has not nleascd
them as governor, and since the
returns from the recent primary
he lias found that out.
R. L. Metcalfe, who opposed
Hon. John II. Morehead for the
nomination for governor on the
democratic ticket, sent a messago
of congratulation to the success
ful candidate, in which he also
stated that he was ready to assist
in his election in every way pos-
sible. Mr. Metcalfe also calls on
his friends lo rally to the support
of Mr. Morehead ami urges all
democrats to get together for the
support of the democratic cause
in particular. The message has
the true ring lo it ami we believe
the writer means just what he
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New York republicans instruct
ed for no one, jh the hopes, per
haps, (lf a dark horse springing
up. It is the general opinion
among eastern politicians that as
between Taft ami Roosevelt, they
will favor the president. Two
years ago New York republicans
would not support Teddy's can
didate for governor because Tcddv
worked and urged his nomina
tion. -:o:-
A great many severe things are
being said about J. Bruce Ismay
and other directors of the While
Star line. Many of these things
nay be justified, but it will be for
the courts to pronounce a final
verdict according to the laws of
human justice. Meanwhile the re
sponsibility for the production of
the Titanic disaster is very much
like the responsibility for a yellow
newspaper. Just as long as there
is a market for. a certain kirn of
service it will be supplied.
The public demanded palm gar
dens and ball rooms and railroad
lime tables in ocean travel. The
men who were in the steamship
L.isiness did their best to supply
tne demand, just as a newspaper
proprietor who is sure that his
readers want yellow news docs
his best to provide yellow news.
All the time that the Titanics
have been smashing through the
iceberg bells (here have been
1 I. Mils of slow and sober ocean
steamships that jogged along
comfortably and safely. But. the
market for this kind of service
was limited. II will be more -.-lemied
:o :
Why should Oeorge W. Perkins
contribute $15,000 to help Mr.
Roosevelt carry the republican
primaries in New York City?
Is it because Mr. Perkins is an
ardent believer in the initiative
and referendum?
Is it because his ardent soul is
set on the recall of judicial de
Is it because his confidence in
a pure democracy" is such that
he is w illing to make any financial
sacrifice in order that the nation
may achieve this goal?
Is it because he believes that
Theodore Roosevelt is the only
statesman who is wise enough and
patriotic enough to be president?
Or is it because Mr. Perkins
finds in Mr. Roosevelt the most
serviceable weapon for destroying
the Sherman anil-trust law?
Mr. Perkins is chairman of the
finance committee of the Harvest
er trust, lie is a director of the
Steel trust. He is a director of
the Standard Oil bank, lie was
formerly a partner of J. P. Mor
gan it Co. Mr. Perkins helped
collect the life insurance money
for Hie Roosevelt campaign fund
of Ittol, and he is a very practical
IT he gave $15,000 to the Roose
velt campaign fund in New York,
how much has he given to the
Roosevelt campaign fund in other
slates ami why? New York
Any farmer, or anyone else, for
that mailer, who reads the politi
cal events of the day should be
able lo answer these questions
without half trying.
Just as the Nebraska presi
dential primary race was warming
up, the so-called progressive
democratic leaders held a meet
ing and adopted resolutions urg
ing Speaker Clark to withdraw
from the contest. These leaders,
frankly speaking in the interest
of Wilson, insisted that Wilson
had (tie call on the support of the
progressive element of the Ne-
braska democracy, and that
Clark's continuance in the race
must be construed as indicating
intent lo divide the progressive
streu-Hi to the profit of Harmon.
When the Clark managers paid
no attention lo the impertinent
me.ssae there was rough talk
about stalking horses, stool
pigeons and unholy alliances.
MMie cool, unadulterated nerve
of the proposal that Clark with
draw is best appreciated in the
light of the primary election re
turns. They show that the speak
er of the house of representatives
walked away from the governor
of New Jersey and the governor
of Ohio, ami won a clean-cut pop
ular victory in his own right. Ad
ded o the results in Illinois and
Kansas, and in Iowa, so far as
the lesl has proceeded, the Ne
braska outcome suggests rather
eloquently that Champ Clark is
the one democratic candidate who
appeals strongly to western
democratic sentiment. In the wake
of these popular victories the talk
of Clark as a slool pigeon or
stalking horse necessarily must
be abandoned.
The national strength of the
Clark candidacy is surprising even
the best friends of the speaker.
When bis candidacy was project
ed it was thought Ihe main fight
would be between Wilson and
Harmon and that it would be so
close that neither candidate could
attain a two-thirds majority in
the national convention. In such
event, the friends of Speaker
Clark wanted him in the field as
a likely compromise candidate,
figuring that the solid support of
Missouri, together with such
scat ti ring support as might be
picked up elsewhere, would place
him in that relation. Both Wil
son and Harmon have proved
weaker candidates than anybody
fore. saw at the outset. Harmon,
of course, was sadly handicapped
ihe u.onient Bryan placed his
wholly gratuitous ban upon the
spiral ions 0f the Ohioan. Wil
- il got into trouble at the jump
.!ien he made his grandstand
play about being too good to as
sociate with such democratic
leaders as Qolonel Watterson "and
Colonel Harvey. He also must
have lost standing when it be
came apparent that he had
"changed his mind" about many
things in order to qualify as a
radical candidate. Although Wil
son's candidacy received the ten
tative approval of Colonel Bryan
it did not take well out west. Hav
ing voluntarily repudiated the
support of any democrat wilh a
leaning toward conservatism,
Wilson failed to win the earnest
approval of western radicals. Ap
parent ly the disposition of the
average western democrat was to
look on the converted conservative
from New Jersey as requiring a
longer period of probation. It is
suspected, loo, that the governor's
record us a college man and the
silk socks that presumably went
wilh the calling may have created
a little human prejudice out west.
Willi Harmon under Hie Brvan
blight ami Wilson failing to niaki
the expected headway with the
plain people, Clark appears lo
have come into the role of com
promise candidate a good deal
sooner than had been anticipated.
Seeking merit back of his candid
acy, would-be supporters found a
record of successful democrat u
leadership in Ihe house. The most
striking feature of this record
was harmonious co-operation
such as Die democratic party has
not known within the meinorv of
any middle-aged man. Clark may
not have been wholly responsible
for this record, nut certainly il
could not have been made without
his direction. In addition to this
tangible asset Champ Clark was
found in possession of something
less tangible, but of value to any
candidate for otllce, nanielv. the
magnet ism ami wholesome human
qualities that win the liking of
men. In a way Clark was found
to have Ihe personal attractions
of Bryan, plus a reputation for
- Two Ffne Kentucky Bred Jacks! -
Hi1,- - CROW!
(License Certificate No. 5333, J. 8G7)
JIM CROW is a Kentucky
Bred Jack, seven years old, black with
white points, and is 13J hands high. He
is a very high grade animal and a sure
foal getter. He will make the season
of 1912 at the livery barn of D. C.
Khoden, in Murray, Nebraska. You
will make no mistake in breeding to this
Jack. His colts speak for themselves.
The Celebrated Young Jack
Jesse James, Jr.
(License Certificate No. 5334, J. 867)
young Jack coming your years old, Ken
tucky bred, and black with white points,
stands 13J hands high, foaled July 24,
1908. Jesse James will make the sea
son 1912 at my farm, 3i miles southeast
of Murray, to a limited number of
mares. He is a sure foal getter and his
colts are of the finest quality, big bone
and large animals.
TERMS! -The following terms
will apply to service of both Jacks:
$13.00 to insure a colt to stand and
suck, if paid within 30 days after due,
if not $15.00 will he charged. All due
precaution will be taken to prevent ac
cidents, but owner will not De respon
sible should any occur. When mares
are sold or removed from the countv
service fee becomes due and payable
immediately, and under all circum
stances uiust be paid.
harmonious leadership that Bryan
had never been able to attain.
A two-thirds majority in a na
tional convention means a high
hill, and Clark may never be able
to climb it. Just now his chances
of getting to the top are better
than those of any other candid
ale. Sioux City Journal.
H-M-I-M-M"!"!- -M-l-M' 1 !-;
. I wish to announce that I 4
have just opened a new 4
barber shop in Cedar Creek,
"and hereby solicit the trade 4"
of the community in that
line. Also notary public
J work done. S. J. Reanies. 4
Mrs. Elliott Improving.
From Saturday's Pally.
Asbury Jacks returned from
Immanuel hospital at Omaha last
evening, where he had visited his
daughter, Mr9. J. W. Elilott, for a
couple of days. Mrs. Elliott can
not taken any nourishment yet and
has been quite sick from the ef
fects of the anesthetic which was
administered while undergoing
the operation. She told her father
before he left last evening that
she thought she was belter.
Miss Oretchen Donnelly of
I'latsniouth is in the city, a guest
of Miss Florence Fassbender.
Miss Donnelly is one of Ihe young
ladies who was a member of the
minstrel company that came here
from Plattsmouth. Nebraska
City News.
Mrs. Joseph Droege visited
Omaha friends for a few hours
between trains today.
I wish to announce that all my hordes
and Jack will make the season of 1012,
at my farm, 1 mile south of Mynard:
HUBERT, the celebrated
Belgian Horse.
COLONEL, the great breed
ing English Shire.
thoroughbred trotting horse.
TOM, the mammoth sure foal
getting Jack.
TERMS ! $10.00, which ap
plies to all horses, and $15 00 for the
Jack, to guarantee colt to stand and
suck. All care will be taken to prevent
accident?, but owner will not be re
sponsible for any that may occur.