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-The Fiaiismouth Journal
R. A. BATES,
Entered at the PostolRce at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-clas
fl.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
of New Jersey.
For Vice President
, THOS. R. MARSHALL
i of Indiana.
For United Stales Senator
A. C. 8HALLEN8ERQER.
JOHN H. MOREHEAD.
For Lieutenant Governor
For Secretary of State
JOHN W. KELLEY.
iFor Auditor Public Accounts
HENRY C. RICHMOND.
ot State Treasurer
GEORGE E. HALL.
For State Superintendent
R. V. CLARK.
JFor Attorney General
ANDREW M. MORRISSEY.
Yor Commissioner Public Lands-
WILLIAM B. EASTMAN.
For Railroad Commissioner
CLARENCE E. HARMAN.
JOHN A. MAGUIRE.
JFor State Senator
WILLIAM 3. BANNING.
JOHN J. GUSTIN.
For Float Represent alive
CHARLES H. BUSCH.
For County Assessor
W. R. BRYAN.
For County Commissioner
Governor Marshall received a
most cordial greeting at both
Kearney and Grand island.
President Tafl. says the wave of
hint) prices will soon begin to
subside. Most people hope so.
It takes a good, competent man
to till the olllce 'of assessor. Re
member that. II. W.; Bryan is that
Kino oi a man.
Everyone regrets the action of
the madman, hut as W. J. Bryan
says, elections are not. to be de
cided by the acts of madmen.
The more the people of Cass
county see of John J. Gustin the
more they become, impressed wilh
the fact that he is an ideal can
didate to represent them in the
Ex-Governor Shallonhcrgcr is
having big receptions every place
lie has visited. Tim people
recogni.e in him a man of great
ability and one that will reflect
credit upon the. slate in the Unit
ed Stales senate.
The action of "Gentleman Joe"
Dixon, campaign manager of
Colonel Roosevelt, in taking ad
vantage of the attempt upon the
colonel's life to make political
capital, was hardly in good taste,
as be has evidently found out.
Congressmau Maguire has a
record for honesty and integrity.
The people know right where to
find him. If the election of presi
dent is thrown into the house ho
will vote for Woodrow Wilson.
Tho voters can depend upon that.
But who will his opponent vote
Tor Roosevelt or Toft? He will
vote for Roosevelt, of course.
, Reports continue to come from
various parts of the slate that
Hon. John II. Morehead is royally
welcomed everywhere. The peo
ple seem favorably impressed
with his manner of approaching
them, and the voters rally around
him to shake his hand and give
cheering words. When the peo
ple hear John H. Morehead the
misstatements made by his op
ponent pass away into thin air.
They see a different man to what
Aldrich represnts him to he.
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska
If a democratic bouse of rep
resentatives can produce 11 and
15-foot coi n, we hesitate to esti
mate the height of the corn next
year, with a democratic president,
senate and house of represent
The way to victory is to work
for it. You can't sit back on your
oars and expect victory to drop in
your lap. The democrats should
get, busy right now, and keep busy
till the ballot box closes on the
night of November 5.
John J. Gustin, the democratic
candidate for representative, be
ing a farmer, will surely be a
representative of the people. He
is just such a man as will do his
duty, and be has the manhood to
stand up for what be thinks is
Senator Manning is now en
gaged in louring the county, and
he regards his prospects very
flattering. It will be a hard matter
to li m 1 u man who has made such
a record as Senator Banning has
made, and he should be re-elected
because he is worthy, lie is a
good man, and one who stands up
for the interests of his con
sliuents. He will always be found
voting his sentiments on all mat
ters that come up, and not avoid
expressing his opinion until the
last moment before a vole is call
ed. He is a man, every inch of him,
and never tries to deceive the peo
There is not a democrat, or
even a Taft supporter in the state
who should support Secretary of
State Wait for re-election. He
has proved himself a man in
olllce who is too seltlsh in his own
welfare to do justice to the peo
ple. He has known all along w hat
his duty was in regard to the
election ballots, but he didn't
want it that way. He wanted his
way, but the supreme court de
cided Mr. Wait must regard the
laws of the slate of Nebraska, as
other slate officers. This very
incident may cause Mr. Wait to
wail many years before be serves
again as secretary of state.
The democrats of Missouri are
solid for Wilson and Marshall,
and this line-up has been made to
a great extent through the efforts
of that great and i)oble democrat,
Champ Clark. Speaker Clark
urges all of his supporters in the
primary election to support
Woodrow Wilson. Champ Clark
is not one of the sulky kind, and
lie says, m language strong
enough to be understood, that
every man who voted for him in
the primaries should rally to the
support of Wilson and Marshall
This means in Nebraska, as well
as everywhere else, and no demo
crat can afford to vote against
Wilson and Marshall in this year
of democratic success.
Charles II. Busch, democratic
candidate for float representative,
is one of the best men in Otoo
county. And he will make a rep
resentative of whom the voters
of Otoe and Cass counties will
feel proud. He served two terms
as county clerk of Otoe county,
and he filled the office so accept
ably to the people of Otoe as to
make him ono of the most popular
men in that county. The writer
knows what he is talking about,
when wo say Charley Buselwis a
man, from the crown of his head
to the ends of his toes. A per
sonal acquaintance with tho gen
tleman has given us an oppor
unity lo know Mr. Busch.
Only two more weeks till elec
li'in. IMi'iity of time to get in lint'
fur Wili n anil Marshal, tin; winners.
Governor Aldrich was a local
optionist two years ago. What
side of the question is fie on now?
He is such a lliptlopper, one is
unable to tell.
How long would it take Perkins
and the rest lo got back that in
vestment in the Roosevelt cam
paign if they should succeed in
"putting the third-termer over?"
Every democrat knows his duty,
and if he desires to see the Wil
son and Marshall ticket success
ful they will pull their coats and
work from now till the polls close
Tuesday night, November 5.
Secretary of State Wait has
been "flogged" in his scheme by
the supreme court. Now it is in
order to give him a more severe
"flogging" at the ballot box on
the 5 111 day of November.
The World-Herald's campaign
contributions have reached over
$5,000. The democrats of Ne
braska owe a great deal to this
great paper for its noble efforts
in behalf of the national and state
tickets. Long live the World
The liquor' interests of Ne
braska ni.c-j'.d take no stock in
Aldrich. Two years ago he was
a county optionist, and this year
he will promise anything for a
few voles he needs them in his
business. He is well up in
"straddling," and you want to be
ware of his promises.
Bull niooseism is evidently on
the wane in Nebraska. And so
are the prospects of such can
didates as Aldrich and Paul Clark.
They certainly would not have the
audacity to go on the Taft ticket,
after denouncing him a thief and
a villain. But. oh, Lord, they
have the audacity to do most any
thing for a few votes. .
Woodrow Wilson has repeated
ly declared that the liquor ques
tion is not a national issue, but
strictly a local issue. By this, he
means the people living in a com
munity are the ones to say
whether the saloons shall survive
in their community. This is
simply the way everyone should
feel about the matter.
If elected, George W. Norris,
for United States senator, and
Paul Clark, for congress, are
pledged to carry out the Roosevelt
platform, which is directly and
vitally antagonistic to everything
that Governor Wilson is for. And
Paul Clark, if elected, and the
election of president is thrown in
to tho house, stands pledged, in
a manner, to voto for Theodore
Hou. John A. Maguire is an in
defatigable worker and has put in
most of his time here of late visit
ing his constituents, and finds
many new friends who will vote
for his re-election. Congress
man Maguire is exceedingly pop
ular in the First district simply
because the people know that he
has done his whole duty and that
no new man could do half as
much, especially a republican in
a democratic congress. There
fore, they feel content to "let well
Spellbinders may orate and
cloud the issue until the cows
come home, but there are two
great problems with which the
federal government has to deal in
ho next four years, and these are
the trusts and the tariff. The
parly that proposes a practical
solution for these two great ques
tions is the party the people will
follow. It is very practically con
ceded, even by his political
enemies, that Governor Wilson
will be elected by an overwhelm
SENATOR W. B. BANNING.
Under the new apportionment
law Otoe and Cass counties now
constitute one senatorial district,
and the democrats have nom
inated as t heir candidate the Hon.
W. B. Banning, the present sen
ator from Cass county. Senator
Banning is now serving his sec
ond term as senator from Cass
county, having defeated one of the
strongest republicans in that re
Mr. Banning was born in
Wyoming, Otoe county, Nebraska,
September 18, 1809, and was
reared on a farm in this county,
where his parents still reside. Ho
was educated in the public
schools of Cass county, and in
1890 graduated from the Lincoln
Business college and then en
gaged in school teaching for se
veral years. He then entered in
to the grain business at Union,
and later added to this the lum
ber business. Mr. Banning has
made a success of his business
ventures, and has a very large
amount of business in this county.
In 1902 he was elected county
commissioner of Cass county,
serving three years with marked
ability and declining re-election.
In 1908 Mr. Banning was elect
ed senator from Cass county, de
feating one of the strongest re
publicans in that county. He was
re-elected in 1910 by a large ma
jority, and in this election will
carry the county by an increased
majority. Nebraska City News.
Mr. . Morehead invites the
closest inspection of his private
and public character in his home
city and county where he has re
sided for 30 years. You have not
heard of Aldrich doing anything
of this sort. Because, you know,
it might result in the revival of
that old case at David City of the
holel girl,. Cora Durham, and
Campbell, I he poor old man of
Buffalo, N. Y., and how he was
blackmailed out of a farm and
the poor girl only got $00 for
turning the trick. And there are
darker spots than this that
charity suggests be veiled. Aid-
rich is traveling over the slate
making misstatements and mis
representing Mr. Morehead as to
his senatorial record, but when
reference is made to the dark
spots in the career of our four
flush governor the constitutional
amendment pie biters put up a
pitiful whine. Poor fellows, how
forlornly they cling to a lost
cause. Lincoln Herald.
Julius Pitz is gaining friends in
all parts of the county. A county
commissioner should haye an eye
to business, and Julius Pitz has
always made a success in his own
business affairs, and the people
believe that a man who is thus
sucessful in his own affairs is
most certainly one who will con
stantly be on tho alert in looking
out for the interests of the peo
ple of Cass county, who have
faith in his honesty and integrity
to do so. Julius Pitz can be de
pended upon to do his duty to the
taxpayers, as far as it is in his
power so to do.
Jack Johnson, the burly nigger
bluffer, is having the fight of his
life and for his life in Chicago
just now to keep from being
lynched. We do not believe in
lynch law, but if there was any
cause to put such a law into ef
fect, the cause is in the ease of
Jack Johnson and the manner in
which he persists in holding onto
another white woman. It is such
cases as this where tho assas
sin's bullet would prove just, in
stead of upon such men as Colo
Colonel Roosevelt has been re
moved to his home at Oyster Bay.
Every true American citizen is
glad that Colonel Roosevelt's life
will be saved.
Democrats, remember your
duly to yourself, your family and
to your country, is lo vote for
Wilson and Marshall.
Remember, Christmas is rapid
ly approaching. Do your shop
The democrats this year have
no use for laggards. So get a
move on you.
The election ballot this year is
seventy inches in length the
largest ever printed.
The election is on Tuesday, No
vember 5. Remember the dale
and do.;'l forget to vole.
Wake up, democrats, the time
is growing short. Only a few
days now till election. You have
a duty to perform, and you know
what it is work from now till
election day. Now, go at it, and
go at it as though you mean it.
There's nothing slow about
Plattsmouth these days. The
merchants are doing a good busi
ness, laborers are working over
time, carpenters, bricklayers and
plasterers are busy, and our mil
lionaires are the happiest people
The approaching election don't
seem to have any "hooks" on the
farmers. . They are buying and
selling land just as if tho presi
dential election was two veers
hence. The money lenders are
not tightening up in the last, and
chances for a good fall trade with
our merchants looks belter every
The republican politicians have
gotten the candidates so badly
fumbled up that they don't know
just exactly what to do. There is
a law to answer their purposes,
if they will only follow the law.
But some of the state candidates
don't care to have the names
printed on the ballots according
to law. It don't suit their purpose.
The best that Dixon can do for
Nebraska in his latest message, is
that Roosevelt will beat Taft here
by 28,000. In the primaries last
spring Roosevelt boat Taft by 33,
"00. Dixon's estimate, optimistic
as it is, would thus indicate a loss
of 5,000 votes to Roosevelt as
compared with Taft. He makes
no claim whatever for Roosevelt
as against Wilson, in this state.
USING HIS OWN HALF BUSHEL.
Colonel Bates of the Platts
mouth Journal, whose personality
is as clean as a whistle, but whoso
politics is warped and biased, is
still whooping it up for Jawn
(Honest) Morehead, who aspires
to rattle around in the boots of
the best governor Nebraska ever
had. Jawn (Honest) Morehead is
given front page, full position, in
the Journal, and one wonders just
what Colonel Bates' bank account
looks like by this lime, for Jawn
(Honest) should have been
charged a good rale for that
splendid position, with a hand
some cut of the well known finan
cier of Richardson county to set
it off artistically. Nebraska City
We feel very grateful to our
friend. Bro. Sweet, for the very
flattering words in the first three
lines of the above, but we beg
leave to inform him that what we
have said of Hon. John H. More
head comes direct from the heart.
When we espouse the cause of
a political friend, especially one
with such a fine personal record
as the democratic candidate for
governor we do so because we
know him to bo worthy of support,
without any remunerative con
sideration. For fifty years we
have supported the democratic
party, and if steadfaslnes to the
cause of the party candidates
warps ami biases us in perform
ing our duty, it will have to go at
that. But we object to the editor
of the Press measuring us in his
own half bushel, which is too
often the case'with such fellows
as Bro. Sweet. Hurrah for John
II. Morehead, the next governor
of Nebraska I
"Bryan Gieeted by Large
Crowds" is another headline
which mi?ht as well be left stand
ing until the peerless leader uuiLs
talking to the people.
Don't forget, as you go along,
that R. W. Bryan is the most com
petent candidate for assessor.
Competency is one of the es
sentials in this olVice, ami the tax
pavers should think of that when
they come to vote.
The ousting of the Roosevelt
electors, however, has caused
much bitterness toward certain
candidates for state offices on the
republican ticket, and the pro
gressives threaten to "get even"
at the polls. Well, we are willing.
Every man who voles for Hon.
John H. Morehead for governor
will never have cause to regret
his action. Mr. Morehead pos
sesses the necessary ability to
give people of Nebraska a system
atical and business administra
tion. And that is just what the
The taxpayer who desires to
see a competent, reliable man
elected to the ofilce of county
commission will, of course, vote
for Julius Pitz, who has been
roared in Cass county and pos
conimissioner will, of course, vote
citizen who knows him, or who
has enjoyed business relations
John J. Gustin is one of the
best men in Cass county, and hs
should bo elected to represent tho
people of the county in the legis
lature. He is pledged to support,
the people's choice at the polls
for United Slates senator. Ho is
a ("ass county boy, and knows how
to represent the county as it
should be represented.
The man who is well posted on
the splendid record that Hon. W.
B. Banning made in the senate
should never think of voting
against his re-election. He has
always been right in guarding the
people's interests. Republicans
and democrats alike know he has
done this. Then why should any
one who voted for him two years
ago vote against him this year?
It is no second nature for us to
warn democrats of the necessity
of rallying to the support of their
friends. Sometimes we have open
ed their eyes to this necessity in
past years, and sometimes our
warnings have had the desired ef
fect, and at other times they have
not been so effective. But the
parly never had such an oppor
tunity for a genuine "landslide"
in favor of our ticket as this year.
There is no use of the results be
ing otherwise, because our standard-bearers,
Wilson and Mar
shall, are men of good, strong
character and also men of ac
knowledged great ability, who
possess the moral courage to do
their duty in the direction of the
common people. The state ticket
is headed by one of the noblest
men in whom God ever placed the
breath of life, in the person of
Hon. John H. Morehead a gentle
man who not only stands re
markably well at home and with
all the people with whom he has
had busines relations, but wher
ever he goes new friends greet
him. We never had a better slate
and county ticket, and take it all -in
all, we never had a better op
portunity to elect the whole busi
ness, with the help of the inde
pendent republicans, who are
vexed at the condition of affairs
that exist in their own parly
ranks. Because of this condition
in the ranks of the republicans, is
no excuse for any democrat not
doing his duty now, for if we do
not succeed this year in electing
Wilson and .Marshall, when will
we have an opportunity? Never!
Then to work, every one of you,
and you will hear the shout of
victory on the morning after the
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