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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1912)
The Plattsmouth Journal-
f" 1 Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Nebraska ri
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Poatolfice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
lawns, hut, I heir linn
They say I hat in Ohio now a
man will occasionally stop talking
politics and go down to I lit; ollice.
Mr. Taft seems lo think higher
prices are all right if they come
through compel ition. The trusts
think so, loo.
('engross is talking of coining
threo-cent and half-cent pieces
again. There will he lots of theni
in I ho contribution hox.
Wo honestly believe thai, I'rcsi-
lenl tans lionesl opinion of
Teddy Roosevelt, would he worth
more than a dollar a word.
It would seMu udvisahle, alter
the delegates to Chicago have hail
Iheir 73it)ih hallot, Id permit
Ihcm to adjourn for a ham sand
The Methodist conference is
slill hesitaling over the rule ahout
dancing, hut it ought to he safe
to permit the inemhers to play
"Ihreo (dd cat."
Most political difTorenee can
lie adjusted jy the customary
clarn and sweet potato liake, hut
the Taft-Hoosevelt row has got
beyond that stage.
Why not let congress meet in
the grand-stand while the base
bull games are goin on? Quite a
number of hills could he passed
Four in n room at Uallimore,
hut let it bo hoped that (iovornor
Harmon, Mr. Hryau, (loorge Har
vey and Henry Walterson will not
he put up together.
The. Soars-llocbuok company
are to put grain raising experts
into 100 counties to teach the
farmers, and it I hey want to keep
the yomut Xolks on the farm they
need n turkey trot expert at I ho
Arcnrding to Iheir own testi
mony, Teddy and lull are holh
liars. Therefore neilher of them
is lit to he president of these
J'nilcd Stales. The only way out
of the dilemma is to elect a good
'democrat like Champ Clark.
An Oklahoma man, who was
deaf and dumli, had his speech
and hearing restored hy his ex
periences in a tornado. Never
theless, this method of cure will
not become popular because a
man could not always secure a
cyclone whenever he felt like tak
ing u treatment.
Mr. Mryan staled in an address
recently in Lincoln that he "be
lieved if lloosevell failed to re
ceive the republican nomination
al Chicago he would pull his dele
gates from thai convention and J
organize one that would nominate
him." This would ho in accord
ance witli Toddy's "rule or ruin"
Mr. lloosevelt says: "There is
just one candidate w horn it is pos
sible to nominate against the
bosses and that is myself." Well,
what do you think of thai?
"Against the bosses" and with
two of the greatest trust bosses
in Ihe world backing him and
furnishing him Ihe money upon
which ho is making his cam
paign! Mid you ever hoar such
a MufTor? . ,
Tlie Colonel was introduced the
other day as "llie greatest human
being thai ever walked the earth."
Apparently the speaker never
heard of Ty Oibb.
I! hardly seems of much use
fur our Wives to Irv In solve the
obscurities of lirowning until
they can grasp I In
of the grocer's hill.
There is talk of a general press
men's strike, hut. as long as the.
printer's devil stays in and writes
I lie editorials, the prestige of
most, of I hi; big papers is secure.
Why should the Sweet (Jirl
(iraduate bother about her com
mencement essay yet a while, with
I he eneyclopocida handy, and the
dressmaker at the most critical
The flood has done $100,000,
000 damage in the Mississippi
valley, and the .mini provided for
marble postotlices the past year
to (latter a few towns would prob
ably have prevented it.
Kansas proposes to do away
with its legislature and govern
the stale hy a commission. What
inducement would thorn bo for a
patriot to take off his coat and
carry the caucuses then?
The house is trying to stop
fictitious purchases of cottoa
This denies the inalienable right
of (ho people-to go into business
on a capital of 25 cent spent foe
a telegram to the bucket s-hop..
The Chicago Sunday- Tribune
has had only twelve pages owing
to the strike, but the colored: sup
plement was got out, and th de
mands of Chicago's thinkers-were
An esteemed contemporary llaivu
ing quoted Lincoln's familiar re
mark that "You can foot soma of
the people all of the time,"' etc.,.
the exchange editor slate that
this is the 37,Hl3.28tUh time!
that the saying has been quoted:
within the past six months-.
One reason why llvo-mi.nute
speeches on an aittomvbile tour
are so efl'eelive is that formerly a.
spellbinder had to quote poetry
and political economy by thV
volume, but now he merely vail
the other follows liars, and sig
nals the chauffeur lo run for the
Mr. IV L. Hall, member of the
national democratic committee, is
the proper person to arrange for
a special train for the Nebraska
delegation lo the Haltimore con
vention, and the only one who has
the proper authority lo do so. We
thought so at the time some other
bluster bugs were blustering
around lo lake this authority out
or the hands of Mr. Hall. The
slate delegation and all other
democrats who desire to attend
Ihe Itallimoro convention should
support Ihe proper authority, and
let Richmond and his gang walk
if they don't like the manner or
procedure by Mr. Hall.
The democrats of Nebraska, as
a parly, would faro a great deal
belter if Ihey would cast out a few
of Ihe hangers-on, who are always
pushing themselves to the front
in every gal boring of note that is
held. These fellow s are not demo
crats only so far as their own
selfish designs nro Concerned.
They neer do anything for the
party unless they are well paid
for it. Throw such fellows out,
sit down hard and plenty upon
them to understand
that they are not the kind "f
democrats that goes to make up a
harmonious organization. Do this
and we will have such an or
ganization as will bring sue
It looks like all 1912 will give
the g. o. i). now. is time to sret out
The leading question after the
Chicago convention, "Where ia
'ell is the hats?"
Like Mary's little lamb,
Schedule K follows Taft wherever
he goes, but not for the same rea
One good thing about President
Taft, he did not, veto the new
pension bill, as sorru? had
lloosevelt changed his orn'nd
about reciprocity just in tim for
the campaign. Ho watches Lis
President Taft vetoed bills tluJ
looked good to the people, ami iJ
may be that some day these same
people will see fit to veto him.
The'g. o. p. coroner will prob
ably have an opportunity lo.
pronounce T. It.'s political demise
as the resuit of third-termites.
While Hryarfa hat isn't in the
ring, it is known that he is stand
ins? where he could easily throw it
there shimuld the occasion demand..
Thio (campaign roads surely
must be good ones to stand the
stormy travel. Hut keep your eye
ou the big democratic sign-posts.
After the candidates for vice
president him been chosen busi
aess conlldiiSi-e willl be restored'
and we may expect an era of pros
We carii'li jxtgw a man by ap-.
poaranee.. W-t omre- had a man in
I'latlsntouth whosr shoes wertM
nt at thi-lloiH-i.ati(! yrt he was well
And thn ory is. "Slill they
nmo!" California democrats Hup
rp for ChampiOu'lt. That "llounV
amug" wavf witna's- lo ! of tin
While- lilhv "Ih.Mir Iawg" map
enlual!y suupLanit the Kagle iw-
4ht ii.'tliDiiiiti imf.lfn. Ilowevtm;.
it is noli goitiK tiv li made so.n
n aa n inn U.--oho jet.
It is nroilirtwii that the world,
fiable to wnnn ti an end any iniiir
ute now &nd we may iiovoit tivu
to. tear m w.llo 1M the truth boul.
the presi'ienl iat candidates.
A laru v unijii-i that has ii'.li nia.
its appearance since the days- C
Christ will be visible im llie
heavens (his winter. Taose tn
saw it befoi-e say it is -oU, wrtU
"A progressive" is, dotluvd as a
fellow who is not feeding frtnu the
hand of a political ht.s, nor
sneeiin when a trust magnate
takes snufT, or turning, a somer
sault every time Taft and "Uncle
There was a time when the re
publican press enjoyed poking fun
at democratic statesmanship.
There is no opportunity to do this
now, witli Teddy lloosevelt ami
Hilly Taft before their eyes ex
hibiting modern ' republicanism
and their stylo of grafting.
1 :o :
The republican supporters of
Aldrich are trying awful hard to
get up something that will cast
some reflerliou upon Ihe character
and good name or Hon. John H.
Morohead, democratic candidate
for governor. There is so much
against the present governor that
unless Ihey can produce some
thing to offset Ihe charges pro-
dueed against Aldrdich they bog-to
j to think that Mr. Aldrich's cake
will remain dough.
The suggestion of Mr. W. C.
Hay, now of Bethany, Missouri,
but a former pioneer citizen of
Cas county, is very timely. Ho
suggests that the people get up a
celebration for the early pioneers
of the county and invite all the
people who desire to participate.
There are many of these early
pioneers yet alive, and many who
reside in other stales and local
ities, who would come a long dis
tance to be entertained at such a
celebration and meet with those
who shared with tln'm (ho hard
ships of early pioneer days. Let
out citizens think about this
proposition and have u celebra
tion or this character instead of
one on the Fourth of inly.
Mr. Morehead's letter lo Mr.
Metcalfe concerning the former's
views on .Nebraska policies scorns
to raise a quest ion of fact. Mr.
Morohead says: "I favoitedi Ihe
initiative and referendum nre-as-ure
in the last legislature;, and!
helped to put it through.. Ids
adoption means the eliminat iom .f
e 1'iqiimr question as a political
"J party issue." It has been geiv-i
orally said and Ktipposed that' Mr..
rr i - j i . . .
.woreuran am wn ravor the im-
ft ialivo and referendum in the last:
A-'gislal'urv. Sinn? that measure
was tin- principal test of jm.
lit'.viduai: jogres.3veness in the
lattl I'egis Utu re, mnl particularly
a t'he priim-aries prve it the most
pptilar amendmeni ever put to a
vi-'o iii' .Y--6ra.-ka-r Ihe difference
b;twton' MV.. Monrlfead's state
nwnli and' inrrroivt trwilrary slate
unt's in o.f some' isriporlanoe av
w.'il' as inlWes-t'. Fortunately the
trliif (retire irxii he o.f p rained with
onil llie- forrnaliinv if art Ananias.
ethlL The iwd'eriyrrrff fads are of
iviiont'. an llheir wrlifrprelation
nir fe- H-'ll to llh individual
PiiJikenv. M'r. M'orefe did vide
Tine t'lbe iii'iilai't'ive- anwf refenidum
nix ifHitiii. a,iarney rmcrat.
:lim. ,Mht A,. MUguire's tariff
Tipioo!;, iimtvufly ditliei:-d in con
Ua linn rigJiit bwvk to it, and
i (iiw- ifl Ii4 hiistl has been
dliliNicniidibe-Eorti thai)! idy in many
dhy.. 'L'llie Jouriisull .iuld like to
IpjlMiivlki tih- entiuic .-fech, but on
nmmmii -t its btiifplife we are un
abllt bo- iIm so., r closing, Mr.,
J MSupiiiiuif ultoti tilii- following,
jWlniiihi slWuld bit- vMnnicnded by
evy .Mirr in Mire r'irst congres
siioi; idilstrict:: I would not
iIkoo t'nd Ihe labmctm of our greati
cpinrliiiy any piMievliion or any of,
IHrc tfiinanforls oB'lllXrf lo which Ihey
jusllly en.l;i,t!l-f. I care noil
whwtibt-r they litbi.r in the mills or-'
iiTii; libie mines,, int She factories or
i.Mji (jfee farms; the American!
wimrlmien deserve to share in llli;
piriis(erily anil Ihe progress
wit mal ion. Tsi l am opposed to
an fnduslrial; s.ystem which sevks
sjiwif ial privitepes in legislation in
nrnter to prvi-trel, not legitimate
industries while in their infancy,
but lo shioUl great induslriikr and
tlnancial combinations which
have long outgrown theiij- swml
dling clothes and have piled up
such wealth and aecmmulatwd
such power that Ihey thirvalon our
nalionaJ welfare. I am opposed to
a pndvlive tarilT whkh is a pn'v
lectiojr to the few against the
many in Ibis country, a tarilT
whwh has become so high in
many instances that groat cor
lHirate wealth and combinations
have boon permitted to levy tribute
upon the masses of consumers
and have grown rich while they
have operated under Ihe guise of
protecting labor. Those protected
interests have boon so long the
favored beneficiaries oT special
legislation that I hoy have come lo
believe Ihey have a vested right in
the protective system, and Ihey
oven grow alarmed at any attempt j
w hich seeks to deprive I hem ot
the special favors which they
have enjoyed so long. The com
plain that such attempts will I
cripple industry and destroy prop-j
ej-ty and prosperity. They .
threaten dire ffclamity if they are
m1 permitted to continue to re
c.kv their regular advance
frofft the public bounty."
BRYAN AS A CANDIDATEf.
For the past throe weeks
more every' Jay telegrams hav
been sent out from Washington
telling that Iiryaii would attempt
to stampede the democratic con
vention at Haltimoro and capture
it, as lie did at Chicago. One or
two states have boomed Mr. Bryan
for president ami told what they
More than two months ago Mr.
Hryan wrote to a Pennsylvania
democrat as follows:
"f wish you would ay to all
that ro friend would desire to em
barrass me by such instructions
and thaft no enemy will" be per
mitted to' do so. I am nod ai can
didate aif-1 any support given to
me would raise a question? as- lo
my good faith and I shall permit
no such quest bom to be raised!."'
Now why fiio give Bryais the
benefit of the rfnabl and drop this
slory of his attempt to stampede
the convention? Why not ffi-p
hfin the credit f5r being honest
in saying that ftw is not a can-
dblafe. There are? no strings tiei
8it Ihe above. IF? cannot whir
labout (he bush and! say he is noC
j "Vonseeulive" caiuiftdate as did!
Th(r w s believes Etryan is not
oandtifate and we aw willing to
.five tiiiw credit for bVc'rig honest
and' tlmffiful. Nebraska City
THE A ST OR WltL.
Thr J'irAn Jacob Astor will sug
pynti.s Ihsid a man may like a
lieiKe awf! yr! leave a wiiJI behind
I thai' will promote oap-box
suMiallst.iir mralxry, and tn much
tin !flh'oa,l!.n ilttei social foundation
oin whirlr fidis estate rests;.
THm iiiHfLintioii of privade prop-errfc-
i nun! bised upon th.T rights
ofCho iio&viiteal, but on tfte good
oT Jin woirU'.. Human conifiirt has
iiwi'oasndi y erifouraging' men's
amtliliinii,. iiuf permitting Itieni to
rnttiiir t he iVu'dJs of their il.
."Aooii'tly tJitlkfiraalst'' the spvclacle
of ai wen Why man" using-; flr his
cifuyiiitMi'S tUhr fortune he lias ac
cntnulht'ofl He inay have rendered
OMmnuniir serviic' such tldat so
ciety lisiii pruffited by Hi ex
iiKhnne;. t-woir i:ff Ihe reward We has
tsaoted: rvrjr li tgh.
Wioirjfj has always permitted,
ind' will! prnftaiMy continue- lo al
jslrw liihi t!ii' leave a superfluity to
His descvndamJs, provident some
I'ecogiiifliiui' is made of the obliga
Cion in unJer to the wrid at
Ihrge fur permitting the arimmu
Ihlion of t'hii forluno to goon un-
His descinMlaiits have given no
such service as he g-ave. They
art" not likely lo be able to. do sov
even' if they would. Goii.-Mtqent'-ly
w-hen they are given entire coik.
Iriil mf a vasl forluno, Ihe purposn
whiVh the world had in view by
eslahriNhing the fnsliluiiH' of
private prtqorly are ignfled' an
Xow it is delinilely' s4a.Do.Ji that
1 3,000 Tafl ballots we-se thrown
toil in Ihe MassachusotJ election,
which explains why a Roosevelt
delegation was elected! in the face
of preferential vide fr Taft. That
1.1,000 votes would have elected a
Taft delegation and made the
president's preference practically
that much bigger. Yet Joe Hixon
has not been heard hallooing
about highway robbery. Lincoln
Slur. No, indeed I Nor do you hear
him trying to explain why his
own county out in Montana wont
Some folks form the idea that
newspapers never have a right to
express nn opinion on mailers
pertaining to things of interest
to our people. We have been in
the newspaper business a great
many years, and wo allow no one
lo question our right to "speak
out in meeting" when we feel it is
necessary to do so. And we in
lend to do it.
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Thf usual presidonL'i.nI year
lump in business has- aot yet
mat-fa' it appearance, and! ik begins
tiolMnk. as if it would be eliminated
this- year. Bankers and. business
nieifi uu the east say they will not
let tint election of a prtVHibtnt up
srttl Hwamerce. The hug:ikoo of
poor trade and a general! falling
ofT ini business in the- yrrs of
presHjimtial elections hatt- always
boom a p-hanlasma of Jho-bnain of
Homtc tijk broker or woak kneed
shonftaeper. U was sxaiijla
psyoluiliogical state that might as
welll Save been- avoided. y CI we re
fusse do. entertain the gofilin of
handl times it will shy ar Mind us
aiidldnk.- lo the tall timhtm--. Keep
a stiiil tapper lip and bummt will
cnirit- through in good sllitsjwf.
'ITlbf Commercial cllilb h;is de-citli-J
to inaugurate tltrt Bixrling
loti' band concerts .'satiia this
- Turn Ffne Kentucky Ifrei Jacks! -
(license Certificate iU 5333, J. 867)
JIM CROW ia a Kentucky
Bred Jack, seven yeivw old, black with
white points, and is USfe hands high. He
is a very high grada animal and a sure
foal getter. He will, make the season
of 1912 at the livesy 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
Jossg James, Jr.
(License Certificate No. 5334, J. 8G7)
JESSE JAMES, JR., is a
young Jack roming your years old, Ken
tucky bred, and black with white points,
stands 13 hands high, foaled July 24,
11)08. Jesse James will make the sea
son 1912 at my farm, "J 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 be charged. All due
precaution will be taken to prevent ac
cidents, but owner will not be respon
sible should any occur. When mares
are sold or removed from the county,
service fee becomes due and payable
immeaiaieiy, ana under all circum
stances must be paid.
-W. F. MOORE-
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