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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1912)
-The Plattsmouth Journal -
Published Semi-Weekly at
R. A. BATES,
Entered at the Postotfice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
fl.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
fr THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
Ask, is Love divine,
Voicrs all art-, ay. J
J Quest ion for the sign, '
J There a roiiinion sigh. J
J Would we through our J
J years, J
J Love forego, J
J Quit of scars and tears?
J Ah, hut no, no no!
.J. fieorge Meredilli. .J.
No tramp printers this year.
They are all living high as Titanic
Teddy has another state credit
ed lo his side of the account.
Minnesota is for him.
Mothers' Day was pretty well
observed in Plattsmouth. There
was plenty of carnations to sup
ply the demand.
Anyone would think the Father
of Waters was old enough to know
better than to lie down in the
Louisiana sugar howl.
An effort is going to he made
this week to exchange Mr. Lori
mer's senatorial toga for a very
warm ami sticky sweater.
Why have the Methodists been
so opposed to circuses, when the
Dehemolh of Holy Writ, has al
ways been one of the chief ex
hibits? It's a pretty safe prediction that
half of the church-goers attend
church more because they think
they ought o than because they
The money trust investigators
are going to probe campaign con
tribution. If they aren't careful
they will scare nway Home good
The Methodist bishops favor
letting church people decide for
themselves on amusements. This
will remove high, low, jack from
the haymow to the parlor.
It must be admitted that the
president showed a whole lot, of
judgment in selling out to heal
the breach in his party by using
such endearing terms as
A Kansas farmer advertises for
"a good milker who will not swear
at the cows." After next month
he may be able to 11ml a cam
paign llnaneial manager who is
out of a job.
Congress refuses to reduce its
mileage pay. The congressmen
of course don't want it, but feel
they must have it to prevent
Uncle Sam from getting into
trouble with it.
Hilly Sunday, the baseball
evangelist, received $ 17,00(1 for
a ten-days' meeting at Wheeling-,
West Virginia. And now we sup
pose the preachers of thai city
will starve during the remainder
of the year.
A dollar-a-day pension bill has
passed both houses of congress
and was signed by president Taft
Saturday. This is glorious news
lo the old veterans who are un
able to work.
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Many people beliee that, had
Teddy been president, he would
have had United States troops in
Mexico before this. It depends
bow you feel about it, whether
that is a knock or a boost.
Plattsmouth, Nebraska 13
Senator Jell' )avis of Arkansas
.-ays that in the proffered hand of
friend.-hip I In railroads are con
cealing a dread dagger, lie calm,
Jeff, probably it is merely the
Local pride is a great, business
builder while knocking is the
surest way to wipe a place off the
map. Let's all be practical boost,
ers for the old town. Let's start
today, and let's keep it up all the
Will Maupin's Weekly truthful
ly remarks: "The man who at
tempts to grasp all the pos
sibilities of Nebraska in one day,
or one week, or one year, is go
ing to meet up with failure. The
possibilities of Nebraska are be
yond human comprehension or
Many of the rural friends of the
Journal have asked the question:
"loes Plattsmouth intend lo cele
brate this year?" To which we
were unable to reply, because we
lid not know. Hut. one thing we
do know that if I'lallsmoiilh
does intend to have a celebration
on the Fourth of July that it is
time to begin to bustle for it
Well, lloosevell certainly has
one on Taft. Ho had the biggest
panic in 15(07 the country ever
experienced, according to the
statement of Senator Aldricb.
Taft has no panic to his credit.
At Chicago Roosevelt will have
another panic and it will be worse
than the one he had at San Juan
Hill when a nigger regiment saved
him and his Hough Riders.
Nowadays when a man believes
that Jonah spent several days in
side of a whale he attracts atten
tion. At least that is the case
with Bishop Joseph F. Herry of
Buffalo, New York. He preached
a sermon in which he announced
that he believed the Jonah story,
ami his announcement, who he is,
where he conies from, etc., was
Hashed over the country by every
paper in the country.
Notwithstanding the fact that
matters in political circles are
somewhat quiet just at present,
every once in a while you will
bear some good republican friend
remark that be is going to sup
port John II. Morchead for gov
ernor. They want a business man
who is abundantly qualilled to
look after the business interests
of Nebraska in a business-like
The dandelion is getting to be a
serious question, and how to get
lid of them is another. Some
people dig them up, while others
mow them down as fast as they
appear. One resident has adopt
ed the plan of taking them up by
the root ami tilling the holes with
gasoline, and has already used
over a barrel of gasoline, and this
has not proved altogether a suc
One of the oldest, republicans
in Cass county and a veteran of
the civil war, remarked the other
day that be could not see how the
parly could nominate either
Roosevelt or Taft at the Chicago
convention after such an
exposition us each had made of
the other and the language used
in villifying one another. Hut
republicans do many si range
What makes many (owns boom
is the simple fact that they dwell
together in harmony with "a live
and let live" policy as their slogan.
The leading1 merchants of Platts
inouih, or the most of them, at
least, are united for the welfare
of the city, ami as an evidence of
this fact, for the past three years
Plattsmouth has prospered as it
has never prospered before. These
conditions are due to a large ex
tent to the efforts of one of the
liveliest Commercial clubs in the
slate of Nebraska.
The Panama canal will be open
just, in time for Champ Clark's
inauguration as president.
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The merry month of .May never
fails to remind us that Jack Frost
still lingers in the community.
L'ven if Mr. Taft carries Ohio
handsomely, will it console him
for the defeat of Cincinnati by the
The six hundred rebels killed
in Mexico were no doubt much
better satisfied to die lighting than
to live and work.
The meat trust declares that it
would welcome a boycott by deal
ers, but its fingers were crossed
when it said it.
No power on earth can bulge
Teddy from his adamantine con
viction that I he office should seek
the man. No. siree!
Andrew Carnegie says that
every man ought to live on his
income. f we had Andy's we
would try lo manage somehow.
An Indiana farmer is to sow his
oats by aeroplane, but that is
nothing new, as wild oats have
long been sown by our high fliers.
It is reported that some of the
farmers are voting this year with
out asking the editor of the
country paper what they should
If the voters will persist in
marking crosses wherever they
see a bit of white space, it will
always be hard to toll what their
Colonel Roosevelt may have
handled the harvester trust when
in authority, but it was with
gloves. And the mitts were pad
ded at that.
Under the circumstances it
would not do, even if rooms wero
short, for any of those Ohio hotel
clerks to assign Mr. Taft and
Mr. Roosevelt to share the same
It is now proposed to in
troduce moving pictures in the
public schools. They ought to bo
a success from an educational
point of view, provided the right
sort of pictures are shown.
Although DO per cent of (ho
Hallimore negroes voted for T.
R., it is doubtful if any of them
gels a chance to eat dinner at the
A proper presidential costume
for next inauguration day would
not be the customary silk hat,
frOck coal, etc., but a pugilist's
lighting clip and lights.
The increase in pensions will
certainly be a great help to the
west, in a llnaneial point of view.
The great bulk of the old veterans
now alive are living in the west
It will not be possible to get
any information about the sea
serpent from the steamer that
just came in from Clasgow with
out selling any drinks over the
Lillian Russel ts running an
awful risk if she slicks to her
determination tint she will not
wed until Roosevelt is nomin
ated. It may mean that she is de
stined to pine away in sinule
If only the national conventions
were over then there might be
some way of telling right where
we are at, but movements on the
political line will remain very
quiet until the riders are up and
ready for the word "go."
Predictions are very numerous
that neither Taft or Roosevelt
will be nominated at Chicago, nor
that either Clark, Wilson, Har
mon or Underwood will be nomin
ated at Haiti more. Then there
must be several dark horses in
the background waiting for
lightning to strike in their direc
tion. It may be Just possible for
the democrats to nominate a man
with no possible show of election.
Insurgent Woodmen, who had
hoped for a law in Illinois, the
corporate home of the order, for
bidding the proposed increase in
rates now scheduled for the first
of next January until two years
later, have lost their case. Such
a bill passed the lower house of
the legislature by an overwhelm
ing vote, but when it came up in
the senate insurance committee
the other day it was beaten by a
single vote. The committee re
ported that the bill be not passed.
The Lincoln Journal, or its
annex, the News, never misses an
opportunity to jab Omaha, and it
makes one tired to notice the
jealousy displayed by these two
(or one, rather,) papers. Why,
great heavens! there is no call for
such a display. Holh cities should
be interested in the prosperity of
Nebraska, but as to Lincoln be
coming as great a city as Omaha
in any way imaginable, that is
entirely out of. the question. It
is not made up of the right kind
of energy to do so.
The democrats should not care
particularly whether Taft or
Roosevelt is nominated at Chicago,
or as to whether a dark horse is
brought in on a compromise.
There is not as much to worry
about this as there is as to the
condition of the democratic party.
There is this much about the
whole business if the democrats
make no mistake in the selection
of a candidate at Hallimore, by
nominating a man who cannot
unite the factions, then we will
have a great show of success.
The dark horse idea is a danger
ous one and the probabilities arc
that in that case we would get a
candidate who could not come as
near uniting the factions as
Clark, Wilson or even Harmon.
Out upon the dark horse proposi
tion. We don't believe in them,
nor never did. If a man wants to
be president let him come out in
the open and say so and not stand
in the background in the hope that
lightning will strike him at the
The Methodist F.piscopal church
in general conference in Min
neapolis appointed a special com
mittee to prepare a working pro
gram to disprove the charge that
the church is not in sympathy
with the poor. This committee,
after taking the whole matter un
der consideration, has prepared a
propaganda which calls for:
"Abolition of child labor." "Re
duction of working hours to the
lowest practicable point." "Safe
guarding the conditions of toil for
women." "Protection of workers
from the risks of enforced unem
ployment." "Provision fur old
and injured workers."
This is good ns far as it goes,
but the crux of the whole situa
tion is the abolition of special
privileges and equal opportunities
for all. When this is inaugurat
ed we can trust, to the great gen
eral laws to remedy all the evils
that afflict the state. The dif
ficulty of civilization is in the
absorption of power in the hands
of the few. Society to be perman
ent must be continually renewed
from the bottom. Then we can
successfully tell the struggling
toiler that there is always room
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT
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r.css and ili.Cor.toLi; rcitficr
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Ancrfecl Remedy forCmtsllpa
tton , Sour Stomach.Dlarrt-oe!
racSur.:!c Signature of
at the top, but when the top is oc
cupied with transmitted wealth
and is in the grasp of the land
lord, society decays at the bot
tom. We must give the people
free access to the soil. Even now
the cry is that the policy of the
tenant farmers is to steadily de
crease the fertility of the farm.
The profits go to the landlords,
who reside in the cities.
These are simple reforms, but
they lie at the bottom of the whole
situation. The policy of the
church has ever been to protect
the weak and inefficient and to
impress upon the rich the foolish
idea that their duty lay' in taking
care of the worthless under the
name of charity. Having done
this they were at liberty to exploit
the industrious and prudent. All
this is false in theory and vicious
in practice. What we need is not
to recur to the old maxims of
"the poor ye have always with
you." but to impress upon the
people that poverty is a crime,
the result of injustice, rascality,
fraud and greed.
Statements That May Be In
vestigated. Testimony of
.When a Plattsmouth citizen
comes to Hie front, telling his
friends and neighbors of his ex
perience, you can rely on his
sincerity. The statements of peo
ple residing in far away places do
not commend your confidence.
Home endorsement is the kind
that backs Doan's Kidney Pills.
Such testimony is convincing. In
vestigation proves it true. Below
is a statement of a Plattsmouth
resident. No stronger proof of
merit can be had.
Louis Kroehler, proprietor
hardware store, Kim street,
Plattsmouth, Neb., says: "I know
that Doan's Kidney Pills are
thoroughly reliable. I look them
about a year ago for pain in my
back. I was so lame that I
couldn't sloop and my kidneys
were weak. I had a tired, languid
feeling all the time and head
aches were common. I got Doan's
Kidney Pills from Rvnotl's Dm if
Store and they soon relieved my
troubles. I am pleased to recom
For sale by all dealers. Price
r0 rents. Foster-Milhurn Co..
ltuffalo, New York, sole agents for
Ihe United Slates.
Remember the name Doan's--and
lake no other.
New piano. Cash or payments.
Must sell, doing away. Mrs. K.
Kin met. Plattsmouth, Neb.
Try a sack of Forest nose Flour
the next time you need flour. Ask
your dealer -chat he thinks of it.
Exact Copy of Wrapper. Ctnru oom new citt
I . .Jjut,. ,-imni llllll II I II III..! 1
WORDS FROM H 0 M
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Live Stock Dealer
is ready to make you the roost liberal
offer on anything you have for sale in
the stock line.
Get Kis Prices Before Selling
Notice to Telephone Subscribers!
The Plattsmouth Telephone
Company has sold out to the Lin
coln Telephone & Telegraph Com
pany and all accounts now due
must be settled at once or tele-
I phone will be removed.
Subscribers not settling their
accounts by May 15th will be sub
ject to this order. So please call
at once and avoid the annoyance
of having telephone removed.
Office hours from 8 A. M. to 6
Office open till 9 o'clock B. &
M. pay day night and following
T. II. Pollock,
District Coinmerical Manager.
Lincoln Teelphone & Telegraph
- Two Fine Kentucky Bred Jacks! -
(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.
Rhoden, 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. 533-1, J. 8(i7)
JESSE JAMES, JR., is a
young Jack coining your years old, Ken
tucky bred, and black with white points,
stands 13 hand3 high, foaled July 24,
1908. Jesse James will make the sea
son 1912 at my farm, 3J 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 w ill not be respon
sible should any occur. When mares
are Bold or removed from the county,
service fee becomes due and payable
immediately, and under all circum
stances uiust be paid.
JIM - CROW!
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