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R. A. BATES,
Entered at the Postotfice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
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Once more bedecked those silent
Where lie beneath thi' noble
Who unci' willi valor I roil lln-ir
Lie silent in lln-ir long retreat.
.All h prorit.es arc sinners, and
most of I lie sinners arc hypro
The chairman at Chicago
should have a trip-hammer for a
It may he heller evcrcise to
inow the lawn, but the average
man would rather go tlshing.
Ouile a niiinlier of Cass coun
ty democrats are arranging to at
tend the llaltimorc convention.
From the present outlook
IMaltsmoulh people will he com
pelled to go elsewhere to celebrate
the glorious Fourth of July.
The politicians an; getting so
cxciled over trivial issues that, the
eniivcnl ion may fail In declare
themselves on the ipieslion of the
Don't lie alarmed if you see the
children rolling around in the
hack yard on their cars, elbows
and noses. They are probably
only practicing "folk dancing."
One of the tlrst qualifications
for a president is ability to unite
Jiis parly in congress enough to
get things done. Neither one of
the candidates for the republican
nomination could do thai now.
There will be no show for Sen
ator La Follelle in the Chicago
convention. He is too honest and
upright ami the tools of the
trusts, a majority of whom will
control the convention, know he is
loo much in favor of the comnioti
people lo suit. them.
The postmasters that are in ami
want to stay in are feeling some
what shakey, w hile I hero are
several in every city and town
who have eyes on the postotllce in
case llooscvelt should be elected.
There are also a few democrats
who would like (lie place.
It is reported from Washington
that Senator Hitchcock favors the
parcels post. We believe Sen
ator Hitchcock is right on most
everything else, but must beg
leave to diner with him on the
parcels post proposition. We be
lieve it is constructed in the in
terests of (he mail order houses
and will prove the ruination of
many country merchants.
The proposed amendment to
the constitution providing for di
rect election of United Slates
senators will not be a reality for
a long lime yet. As some legis
latures are not in session -and
some meet biennually, it is ac
cepted that two or three years
must elapse before the amend
ment can be acted upon by a suf
ficient numfier of slates to in
dicate whether it can command
(he necessary three-fourths vole
to make it effective.
It seems evident that neither
of the rivals for the republican
nomination for president are
right sure of his ground, else
there would he no such row as is
going on over the temporary
chairmanship of the Chicago con
vention. Th ofllcials of the ua
liona! committee, who are favor
able to Tuft have selected Klihu
Hoot for the position. The Roose
velt contingent is protesting and
are proposing to put Senator
(ilapp forward to oppose him. This
probahly will bring the selection
of a temporary chairman before
the convention. Then the battle
will be on good and plenty.
Ollire is (lie only cure for the
g. (. p. itch.
Some people cheat, the devil by
having their bodies cremated.
If you will get mad over politics
better read only the woman's
You can yet drop a nickel in the
republican slots and hear the
trust organs grind.
The only fellow worrying about
the corn crop is the one who
wants the prices to go up.
Our candidate for president will
be a democrat whose principles
will outweigh any man's money.
If we could see ourselves as
others see us, there wouldn't be
nearly so many egotists in I hi;
Considering the fact that a
sucker is born every minute, the
political situation is hardly to be
llooscvelt can convince the peo
ple of many things, but not, that
he is caable of foreclosing a
mortgage on the White house.
Taft has refused to give the
senate the correspondence relat
ing to Panama which this govern
ment had with Columbia. Why?
What has Roosevelt, more than
Taft, done to fill the market
basket or to make it rain when
rain is needed? Will someone
please speak up?
II is said that $15,000,000 of the
Panama canal appropriation will
be returned unspent. Colonel
(ioethals evidently is unfamiliar
with the game.
A candidate who can "eat up his
opponent alive" is called for, ann
some of them have already dem
onstrated their capacity therefor
by eating their own words.
A democrat is a man who be
lieves in equality of opportunity.
A progressive democrat is one
who wants to do something to
carry that principle into effect.
The stale democratic conven
tion will be held at drain! Island
this year, for which no call has
yet been made. At this meeting
a new committee will be selected.
It is predicted that if our
cantankerous soldier boys are sent
to Cuba they will decline to eat
the beef left over from the war
Efforts are being made to in
duce I.orimer lo resign his seat,
but when people are presented
with expensive furniture they hale
to give it up.
Strangely enough, the candid
ates dodged the very live issue in
the New Jersey campaign as lo
how applejack may best be con
cocted ami preserved.
' :o: '
rpeaKer i.iark s sister has been
elected delegate from Colorado to
the national convention at Haiti
morn. Champ is sure of one vote
staying with him first, last and all
The New York American says,
"This is a free country and its
people can turn it into an empire
with Roosevelt on the throne if
they choose, and if they elect him
they may have taken the first step
in that direction."
Inasmuch as a candidate must
at all hazards sedulously conceal
the fact that he has a third cousin
who is a manufacturer, it is
doubtful if the National Manu
facturers' association's new party
gets many votes.
The senate investigating com
milli'c finds Captain Smith re
sponsible for the Tilanic disaster.
Inasmuch as Captain Smith is not
able to control any delegates from
his present location, Ibis seems a
safe position for congress to take.
The students of Northwestern
university have voted against the
"sanitary kiss." From which one
suspects that kissing as a means
of expressing your sentiment is
not reckoned by these young
students as one of the dead lan
guages. :o :
Some of the Yale secret society
men were locked out of their
rooms at .night, but the common,
experience with college men is
that the only thing that would
bother them would be to lock
them out in the day lime when
they wanted to sleep.
The man who becomes so
radical in his opinions and be
liefs that tie denies the right of
ar.other to hold an opinion
foreign to his own, belongs to a
narrow-minded gang which ought
to be relegated into everlasting
Another Decoration day is past
and yesterday noted a decided de
crease in the ranks of the old
soldiers as they filed out of the
church where the services were
held. Anot her year and there will
still be more of a decrease. It is a
sad thought, but nevertheless
true, that in twenty years or less
there will not he a veteran of the
civil war all willl have passed
over the (ireat Heyond. Cheers
for the living and (lowers for the
dead, but always revere the mem
ory of both.
In the days of old Phillip
Armour he bought a steer for 5
cents a pound, killed it and sold
it from 5 cents to a shilling; threw
away the blood, bones and offal
and cleaned up millions bv the
progress. His sons buy a steer
from 5 to 7 cents, sell it out from
10 to 25 cents, make valuable by
products of every scrap of the
animal and go into court and
swear that they only gel out even
on the transaction. It is too bad
that the younger Armours do not
have some of their father's cap
acity. If they had they could get
Now the water franchise is set
tled the most important and
laudable movement inaugurated
by the city council is the removal
of the eye-sore buildings on the
north side of Main street between
Fourth and Firth streets. In this
respect the members of the coun
cil should not show any favort
ism. Most everyone can put up a
plea why such buildings should
not be removed, and secure sign
ers to such a petition. It seems
to make a difference "whose ox is
being gored" in this particular in
stance. At the same lime these
buildings were condemned, other
buildings were likewise condemn
ed, and were torn down, and they
were not on the main street of the
city either. "What is sauce for
the goose should be sauce for the
gander," in this respect, and the
council should treat, everybody
alike. The council cannot show
partiality in their deliberations
for the best interests of. the city.
If they halt in one instance in
carrying out I heir duty they w ill
be called upon to do the same, in
other similar instances. Let the
council slick to its text.
SEVENTIETH MILE STONE.
Yesterday (Sunday) was the
fecund day of June, 11)12. Seventy
ears ago mi that date, Col. M. A.
Males was born in London, Otiio.
Fifty-eight years ago this month
he entered the oilier of the Madi
son County Chronicle, printed in
London, to learn the printing
business. Very slow progress was
made in that direction on the start
because he was compelled to go to
school in the winter. Hut by
pursuing this course for four or
COL. M. A. BATES.
live years he received a common
school education and learned all
that was to be learned in the print
shops of those days, before the
civil war broke out. That changed
the affairs in many a .young man's
life, as it did in Colonel Hates. Ik
was not in the enjoyment of. the
best of health when the war was
proclaimed, but be went out with
the boys just the same first in
the 201 h O. V. I., hen in the 401 h
Ohio and last in the 951 h regi
ment, from all of which he was
discharged on account of poor
health. After being discharged
from the 95th regiment he fol
lowed the Star of Umpire and
landed in Monticello, Illinois,
where he engaged in the news
paper business some time in 1801.
He remained there for two or
thrijo years and I hen look up the
plan of establishing newspapers
to dispose ot I hem w hen oppor
tunity was afford'-d. lie estab
lished papers in Illinois, Indiana,
Missouri and Kansas to the num
ber ot 2( or 27. He is somewhat
surprised that he is hearty and
well today, considering the many
ups and downs he has had in his
newspaper career. His first vote
was cast for the Hon. S. C. Cox,
a member of congress from the
Seventh (Ohio) district, and he
has been a dyed-in-the-wool
democrat and esponsiug t he cause
of that party ever since, continu
ing in the newspaper business
with but little variation. He
thinks there is more reasons today
why the democrats should have
control of the affairs at Wash
ington than ever before in the
history of this great republic. He
remembers very distinctly all the
campaigns since Huchanan's elec
tion, and while old age conies
creeping on at a rapid pace, he
hopes to see another democratic
president elected before he is call
ed home, and that his name will
be Champ Clark, whom he thinks
is one of the ablest men this
country ever produced and whom
he has known for many years. His
hat is still in the ring for the
principles of democracy, the only
party that fully upholds the
provisions of the constitution as
it w as handed dow n to us by I hose
who fought that we might be a
free and independent people.
OUTLOOK FOR THREE PARTIES.
Outlook for three parties in the
campaign for the presidency this
year seems most probable.
Roosevelt will be a candidate
whether he is the party nominee
or not, having expressed himself
lo that purpose on several dif
ferent occasions. It is settled
that his hat will still be in the
ring regardless of the action of
the republican national conven
tion. President Taft has an ex
cellent chance to win the party
nomination at Chicago.
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On the other band, if he is not
made the nominee, the anti
Roosevelt sentiment in the re
publican party which was started
in St. Louis and which is spread
ing over the country, will name
a candidate to compete with
Roosevelt. According to last
week's Chicago papers, there is
a secret understanding among
twenty-live representatives in
congress who have decided that
if Roosevelt is the candidate of
the party, they will refuse to go
before the people for re-elect Ioit
with the colonel's name heading
the ticket. The third term pro
position has not been developed a.
it will be during the intervening
weeks before the Chicago conven
tion. It is probable that there
will be the anti-third term party
which will be composed of repub
licans opposed to a third term for
any president. The democrats will
have a candidate in the Held vicing
for honors, and this will make at
least three leading candidates
with the strength about equal. In
such an event, it is possible that
the electoral college will be un
able lo give a majority to any one
candidate, and the election of a
president turned over to the house
of representatives, who will nams
the successor to Taft. When the
selection of a president is left to
the house of representatives the
representation from each stale is
entitled to a vole and a success
ful candidates must have a ma
jority of all state's votes.
: o :
Did you ever stop to think that
the old soldiers you see today
were just about the age of your
18 or 19-year-old son when they
shouldered a musket and went to
the front? And if this country
was threatened today and its very
existence in danger and your boy
volunteered and went to the war
and came home with an empty
sleeve or with healthbroken down,
do you think that anything the
government would do for that boy
would be too good for him?
The. slogan of the country if
Roosevelt should bo nominated
will be: "What ' Washington
would not have, Roosevelt shan't
have." The people of America
know the great powers of the oftlce
of president and they will never
risk the chance of Diazing this
country by having a president for
more than two terms.
A Philadelphia minister de
plores the fact that John Jacob
Astor left so many millions.
Here's where we again fall out
with the ministry; we are glad
that the lamented Mr. Astor left
his millions, instead of taking
them with him.
"The man who is looking for a
cool place lo spend a part of the
summer had better save up his
dollars to attend the republican
convention at Chicago. After that
any place will seem cool.
Thre is a possibility that every
postmaster in the land will have
to "walk out" after March, 1913.
If Teddy is nominated and elected
they will have to go, and just the
same if a democrat is elected.
It would be a terrible thing if
our great men fought duels, as in
the brave and bone-headed days
of old, but it might tend to take
some of the mud out of the cam
paign. :o :
Democracy is going to skin the
skunk this year, it matters not
whether he smells like Taft or
Live Stock Dealer
is ready to make you the most liberal
offer on anything you have for tale in
the stock line.
Get His Prices Before Selling
Graduate Vetincary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Phone 378 White, Plattsmouth
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
STATE OF NEBRASKA,
Cass County, ss.
In County Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Thomas J. Fountain, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the
creditors of said deceased will
meet the Administratrix of said
estate, before me, County Judge of
Cass County, Nebraska, at the
County Court room in Platts
mouth, in said County, on the 26th
day of June, 1912, and on the 2Gth
day of December, 1912, at 10
o'clock a. m. each day, for the
purpose 'of presenting their
claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the
creditors of said deceased to pre
sent their claims, and one year
for the Administratrix to settle
said estate, from the 23rd day of
Witness my hand and seal of
said County Court, at Platts
mouth, Nebraska, this 21th day of
(Seal) ALLEN J. REESON,
D. O. DWYER,
Attorney for Estate.
In County Court.
STATE OF NEBRASKA,
County of Cass, ss.
In the Matter of the Estate of William
E. Pull, Deceased.
To All Persons Interested:
You are hereby notified that there
has been filed In this court an in
strument, purporting to be the last will
and testament of the said William E.
1 ull, deceased, together with the peti
tion of Mary E. Dull, widow of said
deceased, alleging therein that the
said William E. Dull has departed this
life, leaving; said will, and praying that
said instrument be allowed and pro
bated as the last will and testament of
Hfllrl H t. n n u o .1 awA l.ot I . .. ........
...... ..... .. ...uv iciicio testa
mentary be Issued.
mm a neanng win ne had on said
petition and will before this court at
the court house In the City of Platts
mouth, In said County, on the 6th day
of June, 1912. at 9 o'clock a. m.
All objections thereto. If any, must
be filed nn or hpfnrn uaiA Hov ami
witness my hand and the seal of
the County Court of said County, this
15th day of May. 1912.
(Senli At.l.KV T TtttwjriK' -
6-16-3wks. County Judge.
NOTICR OF SUIT.
Cora L. Shay, Sarah M. Hess, Wallace
Hess. SVnnWIin V Craamaw Vf.
Creamer, John A. Wright, Ethel
Wright, John GrofT, r., Phoebe Oroff.
Charles J. GrolT. Ira C. Groff, Mary A.
Orofr, Clara J. Groff and Hellce E.
Groff. defendants, will take notice that
on the 24th day of April, 1912, Isaiah L.
Creamer, plaintiff herein, filed his
petition. In the District Court of Cass
County. Nebraska, against said de
fendants and others, the object and
prayer of which are to determine the
rights of all of said parties In and to
the west half of the north east quarter
of Section 13, Township 10, North,
Range 9, East of the 6th P. M., In Cass
County, Nebraska, and to partition the
same according to the respective rights
of the parties to said action and If the
same cannot be equitably divided that
said premises will be sold and the pro
ceeds thereof be divided between the
parties according to their respective
You and each of you are required to
answer said petition on or before the
3rd day of June, 1912.
Dated this 24th day of April, 1912.
ISAIAH L. CREAMER, Plaintiff.
By D. O. DVV EH, His Attorney.
XOTICK OF ADMINISTRATION.
All persons interested in the estate
of William M. Wiley, deceased, are
hereby notified that a petition has been
filed In the County Court of Cass Coun
ty, Nebraska alleging that said de
ceased died leaving no last will and
praying for administration upon said
estate. A hearing will be had upon
said petition on the 15th day ot June.
A. D., 1912, at the County Court office
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, at 10
o'clock a. m. of said day, ami at said
time the Court may grant administra
tion of said estate to Mary L. rlley,
the widow, and proceed to the settle
ment of the estate.
Dated this 20th dav of May, 1912.
ALLEN J. HKESON.
SOTICK OF APPLICATION FOR
I.Hll OR l.l F.INSIO.
Notice Is hereby given to all persons
Interested and to the public, that the
undersigned, G. G. Williamson, has filed
his petition and application with the
village clerk of the village of Murdock,
County of Cass, and State of Nebraska,
as required by law, signed by the re
quired number of resilient freeholders
of the said village, setting forth that
the applicant is a man of respectable
character and standing and a resident
of the State of Nebraska, and praying
that a license may he issued to the
said G. G. Williamson for the sale of
malt, spirituous and vinous liquors for
the municipal year, at his place ot
business, sltunted on lots 2 and 3, block
18, In said Village of Murdock.
G. (1. Williamson Applicant.
May 20. 1912.
NOTICE OF BOARD OF
The County noard of Equaliza
tion will set for the purpose of
equalizing the assessment of Cass
County for the year 11)12, in the
Commissioners' rhamber at, the
Court House in Plattsmouth, Ne
braska, beginning Tuesday, June
11th, 1912, at in o'clock a. m.,
and continue from day to day up
to noon on Saturday, June 15th,
A. D. 1912.
All claims for equalization
must be tiled on or before Friday,
the lith day of June, A. D. 1912.
D. C. MORGAN,
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