The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 27, 1912, Image 4

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    - The Plattsmouth Journal -
r 1 Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Nebraska CUD
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the PostolFice at Plattsmouth, Nebrauka, as second-class
! Iirlp! the sin. hi; man !
lniidly cried.
His wife was in despair;
Thni bright idea lie ad
vertised And help came rushing
t here.
:o :
Teddy has at last placed him
self upon record as a holler.
An old broom can sweep clean
enough if the tiling is in politics.
That word, "Molt," is the worst
in Webster's Unabridged dic
tionary. :o:
All eyes are now on Baltimore
and will continue in that direction
oil this week.
:o :
Crops are jumping these days,
following the "Browing" rains we
have been having.
Now, who is cock of the repub
lican walk in Nebraska? Why,
Vic ftnsewaler, of course.
As Emperor William chooses
his wife's hats, it is probable thai
she takes every possible chance
fo K" bareheaded.
This boll at Chicago is pretty
hard on (iovernor Aldrich. An in
cessant supporter of Roosevelt,
will he still support Roosevelt?
Reasons for the high cost of
living are plentiful enough it is
the remedies that are scarce and
it is the remedy that is wanted.
Two of Nebraska's delegates in
regular convention at Chicago
voted for Taft and fourteen re
fused to show their hands at all.
If wisdom predominates in the
selection of a presidential candid
ate at Hallimore a democratic
victory this fall is already as
sured. :o:
The Chicago convention has
did gone and done it. The repub
licans have paid the money, now
they can take their choice between
Taft and Roosevelt.
There is a good deal of com
plaint, because coal costs more,
luit if the consumer had the extra
money, he would probably spend
at n luxuries like meal.
Where was Peanut Hadley. of
Missouri when the light went out?
Probably followed in the fool
steps of the Nebraska governor
getting out of Chicago as soon as
No one man is big enough to
run any parly, and the sooner
some fellows find this out the bet
ter. Roosevelt thought he wa9
liigger than his party, but he soon
found out that ho wasn't.
Those seven republican gov
ernors that visited Roosevelt at
Oyster Hay and insisted on his
coming out for president are to
blame for the condition of the re
publican party today. Chester II.
Aldrich was one of the seven.
Only about ten days till the
Tourth. Make up your mind to
iconic and help Plattsmouth peo
vp'lc celebrate the day. Wo will
endeavor to show you a good time
in 'the enjoyment of a fine pro
igrarn of exercises. Good music long.
In olden limes conventions had
a way of gelling rid of disscntioii
ists from the very start. If
political conventions would, in
this day and age, get rid of all who
go there for trouble right from
the beginning, there would be less
delay and more harmony.
The Taft steam roller crowd
has shown the "Rough Riders" a
performance that will put them
clear out of the arena. After the
Chicago exhibition rough riding
is merely tame sport and will
hereafter have to go it alone and
take their places on the vaudeville
In Iowa, the next legislature
will consider a novel plan to les
sen the burdens of a large family.
U proposes that, every family
should be exempt from taxation
on $200 worth of properly for
each child under 18. If this
should become a law, every family
of lifleen children would have $3,
(00 worth of properly exempt if
they had that much.
Whenever a man becomes the
owner of an automobile he at once
becomes a convert to the good
roads idea. Would it not he bet
ter then that more people owned
automobiles? Money invested in
the improvement of the roads of
the slate is bread cast upon the
waters that will bring returns
many days hence.
Champ Clark will go into the
Hallimore convention with nearly
iOO delegates, or more than
double that of any other can
didate. . With his remarkable ex
ecutive ability and great popular
ity among the leading democrats
of the country he should at least
be able to land the nominal ion on
the second ballot.
The cheapest good advertising
the home merchant can employ is
in his home newspapers. Many a
retailer wastes more money every
year in scheme and fake adver
tising than would be required to
buy a large display space in the
newspapers that could be made to
produce highly profitable results.
Omaha Trade Exhibit.
The Hurlington furnished a
most excellent train service for
the Nebraska delegation and its
friends, which passed through
here Saturday evening about
7:30. Plattsmouth did honor lo
the delegates, about 1,000 people,
attended by the band, meeting
them at. the depot to give them a
good send-off. And it was cer
tainly a big success.
There is no use to whoop and
yell over the result of Ihe Chi
cago convention. There are just
as many self-conceited men in
the democratic party as there are
in the republican party, and, like
Roosevelt, they think they know it
all and want their own way about
everything or they won't play. So,
don't he yelling about democratic
i success until after the Haltiinore
convention. It is hoped matters
will pass off smoothly, and if such
be Ihe case then we can shout to
our heart's content.
The two great questions which
are confronting the country for
settlement are those of the trusts
and the tariff, the two being close
ly linked, interwoven and akin
For the tariff is the mother of
trusts, and the dollars they gain
thereby is their doddy. It is be
cause of the nourishment of the
tariff that the trusts have
flourished, and grown so powerfu
inai today their "hired hands" sit
in the scats nf government and j
dictate as to the treatment of tin?
Don't put off changing to
some ful ur! date four years
more may hi;
too late.
Hurrah for democracy cheap
biscuits and bread versus high
prices and Taft and Ted.
The corn crop is reported very
poor in the southeast corner of
Cass count, some of which had
to be replanted.
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Now, don't get so excited that
you cannot adjust yourself
politically. Time evens up things
wonderfully in politics.
The political atmosphere this
year has been as remarkable and
unusual as the weather. The hot
times are yet to come.
It is not surprising that Penn
sylvania and New Jersey should
go the same way. The same peo
ple own them who have always
owned them.
A protective tariff law is an
abomination to a democrat, but a
chance to make it higher is the
delight of New England repub
licans. An exchange heads an article,
"Where Does Democracy Stand?"
Democracy does not stand at all.
It is progressive and keeps mov
ing forward for belter things for
the people.
Every republican should pray
for Champ Clark's nomination,
viewing the situation entirely
from a selfish party standpoint.
Omaha Hoe. Oh, what a lie The
Hee does not want Champ Clark
nominated. That's what's the
The people of this and other
states have rome to look" upon
judicial decisions based upon
mere legal technicalities, at ,un
fafr and unjust to litigants ahrTto
the people. The lawyer of the
future will have to asly. for judg
ment upon the merits of the case,
no matter what legal technicali
lies may be involved.
:o: :
Oovernor Aldrich Is now "be
tween the devil and the deep blue
sea," and hardly 'knows which
way to jump. Just as well one
way as another. He was doomed
to defeat, even before the Chicago
convention.' The people of.. Ne
braska have made up their'tninds
that he was too small for the ex
ecutive chair, anyway.
"Mack lo the farm" is where
that man Hadley of Missouri will
go after his term of otllce expires
as governor. Hack to David City
is where Ihe governor of Ne
braska will go after his term of
otllce expires. We have heard
nothing from the other the of the
seven governors who are to blame
for the big republican rumpus at
iou can set ono thing down
for a fact. If in a hundred and
twenty-five years this government
has reached the point where its
uesiinies depend upon one
political party, and tho fate of
that party hangs on one man, we
might just as well find it out as
not. We aro undone either way
if that is true. If that is not so-
Ihere seems to be only ono way
to demonstrate it now.
The democrats of Nebraska live
in great hopes of hearing good
news from the Hallimore conven
tion. There is no cause for any
disruption whatever, and from
present indications there will be
none. Every democrat should be
prepared to support the nominee,
no matter whom ho may be.
There i9 one thing certain, Ihe
democrats of this nation aro not
going to mako any serious mis
takes in naming a good man, and
one of popularity and ability. And
Champ Clark
Is the bill in every I
Congressman William Sulzer
of New York has favored us with
a copy of a book containing ex
tracts from his speeches in the
house and other short addresses,
with a sketch of his life. He was
born in lSti3 and has been elected
continuously for 18 years as a
member of the lower house and
his record there is one to be proud
of. He has been a working mem
ber and always a progressive
along conservative lines, lie is
one of the very ablest men in
congress and always a democrat.
Of course in the light of re
publicanism a man is entitled to
whatever he has bought and
paid for. If he has bought a seat
in the United States senate it is
his; if he has bought a seat in the
cabinet, it is his. If he has
bought a lawyer or a legislature, a
judge or a judicial decision, they
are his. If he has bought the
right to rob and immunity from
persecution and penalty, they are
his. If he wants to stop a crowd
of poor white trash from doing
anything, he gets out an "injunc
tion," which means nothing more
than to entail the powers that be
might co-work the wrongs that
and that is an "injunction."
Some of the little one-horst
republican papers are still trying
to trump up some charge agajnsl
Hon. John H. Morehead, and they
have utterly failed in every in
stance. This is perhaps the man
ner in which they expect to repay
the present governor for his
liberality in giving them Ihe con
stitutional amendments to pub
lish at Ihe expense of the taxpay
ers of Nebraska. Hut il will hi
Ihe hardest job these republican
papers ever undertook to tind
any crookedness in the past
career of the next governor. Hon.
John II. Morehead is n gentleman
and scholar and be will till the
position of governor to the entire
satisfaction of a great majority of
the people of Nebraska, some-
tlimg that C. II. Aldrich has
signally failed' to do.
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Are you a summer nuisance?
rhis is the season when windows
and doors are open, and if von
lafe a cow that bawls, roosters
that crow, a piano which you play
far into the night, dogs that bark
and howl, you are a summer nuis
ance, and your neighbors not only
hale you, but talk about you. Of
course you can be suppressed:
the police can control nuisances,
but you are supposed to bo re
spectable, and your neighbors
probably dislike to submit you to
the humiliation of a scene in the
police court. They threaten to
do it, howeper, behind your back.
summer nuisance keeps rents in
neighborhoods down and ruins
properly. Try not to be one. If
you are a summer nuisance, do
not wait for the police to sup
press you. Put the lid on your
self. "A word to Ihe wise," etc.
mere are tunes when purse
strings are tightened when there
is a proposition of a public nature
calling for contributions. Men
w ill lalk of their, past coulribu
tions, of the failure of this and
the other project, and will refuse
to pay money for further plans
which they say will not bring
money to their pockets. There
aro some of these men to be
found in every community, just
as there aro small potatoes in
every hill. Hut when this condi
tion becomes general, when men
on, whom the community has a
right to look for a slight return
for tho benefit and the prosperity
which they enjoyed, refuse thus
lo discharge one of their plainest
duties and when the number of
such men becomes so great as to
threaten the success of move
ments in the public interest, that
condition is an evidence of
species of dry rot which, if not
speedily removed will land tho
community in the commercia
The fiKht at Baltimore is the
center of attraction.
Hear in mind that you may have
the pleasure of voting for Mr.
Hryan for president for the fourth
That donkey will certainly have
a lot of fun knocking the g. o. p.
elephant around this fall, if pres
ent signs do not fail.
An insurgent is a republican
who believes in democratic prin
ciples and don't care a darn who
knows it.
This promises to be the hottest
presidential campaign in many
years. We hope it won't get too
hot until the corn crop is laid by.
Plattsmouth can boast of one
of the finest ball parks in the
state, along with its many other
substantial improvements this
A progressive is a fellow who is
not feeding from the hand of a
political boss, nor sneezing when
a trust magnate takes snuff, or
turning somersaults with the sons
of Ham.
Tht! Roosevelt party is here to
slay. The third party will have
effective organizations in every
state in the. Union, so Teddy says.
Teddy, as is well known, is not a
Paul Clark, republican can
didate for congress from the First
district, says he is for Roosevelt
first, last and all the time. How
do President Taft's supporters
like that?
Plattsmouth is to have a car
nival for one week, beginning
Monday, July 8. The city council
has decided to grant tho Red Men
the privilege, but just where il
will be held has not yet been de
termined. :o:
Poor Aldrich!' "He is now' re
gretting that Iien toyk part as one
of the seven governors who
brought Roosevelt out as a can
didate and thus disrupted the re
publican party. He feels, oh, so
sorry I
A stand-patter is an old-style,
tnossback republican, like Joe
Cannon, who allowed his con
stituents to fall flat while he stood
and swelled a small congres
sional salary into millions. And
there are many such in this
Say what you will, but Teddy
Roosevelt is certainly a stem
winder ' when it comes to cam
paign maneuvers. Hut he will
have to acknowledge that Hilly
Taft beat him at his own game
this time. It was a hard proposi
tion for Teddy to work against all
tho federal office-holders, whom
lie will beat in the end if he stays
in the race.
It will soon be known who will
be the democratic candidate for
president. Let it be Clark, Wil
son, Underwood, Marshall or
Hryan, the successful nominee
will receive the united and stead
fast support of the Journal. Every
democrat should make up his
mind to do the same. Wise heads
will act wisely at Hallimore and a
good man will be nominated.
Democrats must not get too
confident of success, even if
everything passes off harmon
iously in the Hallimore conven
tion. It is four months till the
election and a great deal of har
monizing can be accomplished in
the republican ranks by that time.
Democrats want to keep lined up
for the fray.
We are pleased to note that
Judge Parker of New York was
honored with the temporary
chairmanship of tho naltimore
convention. We could not see any
reason for opposition to him from
We are now handling a complet
ne of coal. Call and let us quote you
prices for your fall and winter coal.
We handle wheat, oats, corn and
chop of all kinds.
Ind. Telephone 297
Nelson Jean & Go.
the start. Once the democratic
candidate for president, and one
of the ablest jurists in the coun
try, and alw ays a democrat, he de
served the honor.
A republican friend remarked
to the writer: "What if the
democrats nominate Hryan at
Haltimore can you give him as
cordial support as before?" ,We
gave him this reply: "Yes, sir.
We are democratic to the core and
can support any man the wise
heads of the democratic party of
this nation nominate for presi
dent. We have always believed
W. J. Hryan one of the brainest
men in the United States and en
tirely too honest to make a suc
cessful politician."
The republicans of Xeurasxa
are evidently in a sad predica
ment. Two or three of the elect
ors nominated by that party are
said to be for Taft and the others
for Roosevelt, but in the past per
sonal desires of the electors have
never been asserted. They have
invariably voted for the nominee
of the national convention. The
Taft supporters believe that if
any of the republican candidates
for elector cannot vote for Taft,
they should withdraw from the
ticket and go on the ballot by peti
tion and announce, to the public
that they stand as candidates who
will vote for Roosevelt It is said
Roosevelt supporters will claim
that Roosevelt is the nominee of
the regularly called national con
vention and that the eight can
didates for elector on the repub
lican ticket should vote for
Discovered Blood Letter.
Fred Clugy, while taking his
morning walk this morning near
the little creek, which runs hard
by his dwelling, discovered a
leech which he succeeded in
capturing alive. This animal or
worm or fish, was formerly very
popular with the medical fra
ternity and used for blood letting.
The use of the leech is abating ,
somewhat as a medical adjunct,
but the political specimen is still
in vogue.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Hava Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
Herman Groodor,
Graduate Vetineary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Phone 378 White, Plattsmouth
Live Stock Dealer
Nehawka, Nebraska
is ready to make you the most liberal
ofTer on anything you have for sale in
the stock line.
Get His Prices Before Selling