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- The Plattsmouth Journal-
CZD Mlisfcei Seml-Weeklj
R. A. BATES,
Entered at the PostolFice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as Becond-claa
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Governor Wilson's popular f
vo on lln; whole is 11,(11)11 short!
of thai of W. J. Hryan four years!
i'residenl Tall has a ri
In- thankful (hat, In- did not
"(iosri'ci" ill tin' laic cler
l.illli' has been said ahoul the
I hankless price of Thanksgiving
turkey, hut it is safe to tile objec
tions without. niakiiiK impiiry.
Of all the slates Pennsylvania
came through the late election in
the worst plight. It is still under
the luminal ion of Hoss Minn.
Tommy Allen does not favor
Mr. Hitchcock's plan of disposing
of the federal palronaRO in Ne
braska, hut we helieve I hat W. J.
Onvcrnor-clort Morehead does
not seem to he worrying over his
appointments, lie will announce
them in plenty of lime, and will
need no outside help lo assist him
in making selections. All ap
plicant for positions must he
honorahle, upright citizens and
men who are temperate, (pialilied
and who understand the business
of the position to which they have
.1. li. Ferguson of Custer coun
ty, independent ciiudidale for
I'niled Slates senator, did nol se
cure a very Haltering vide. His
vote was less than f(H) outside of
Omaha, less, perhaps, than any
other man eer received who ap
pealed lo the voters of the slate.
Why a man wants lo run as an
independent candidate in this day
and age, unless simply for nolor
iely, we are unahle lo perceive.
The leaders of the republican
parly in this stale are taking con
siderable interest in the mailer of
dislribuling the federal patronage
among democrats afler' Woodrow
Wilson assumes I he roiuns of gov
ernment. They never miss an op
portunity to add a few words here
and (here where it will create the
most antagonism, fn id her words,
add a few slicks of wood lo the
lire already blazing.
The Jefferson Monticollo M
final Association of American has
been formed in Washington, with
Mrs. Marl in W. Littleton, w ife of
the well known New York con
gressman, at ils head, Die avowed
purpose of which is lo secure at
the hands of congress the pur
chase of (he estate of Jefferson
from its private owner and make
of il a national memorial such
as has been made of the former
plantation of (ieorgc Washington
at Mount Vernon. The associa
tion is one with a most worthy
object in view, and it should meet
with encouragement by the
American people everywhere.
If there is any attempt to lake
the bestowal oT Hie federal
patronage that belongs to Ne
braska out of (he hands of the
senalor and congressmen, I here
will be Ihe greatest muss over
raised in Ihe democratic parly of
Ihe slate. These representatives
oT Nebraska, wilh Ihe addition of
Dr. P. I,. Hall, national com
mitteeman, and Hon. W. H.
Thompson, chairman of Ihe demo
cratic stale cenlral committee,
are the proper persons lo make
such distribution. No lillle ring,
organized for I his ' purpose, has
any aulhorily whatever, and it
will he best for Ibis lillle ring lo
heed I he warning right now.
at PIat!ssau!Hv Hebraska
Christmas is romiu
won'l forget thai oh, no!
And now President 'la f! favors
a single term. Well, llial's just
what he nol.
Are yoi.i goiu to eat turkey
Thanksc iung day one week from
next '1 hursday?
The injunction to do your
(llinsl mas shopping early is the
The democrats do not want to
get too excited over I he distribu
tion of federal patronage in Ne
braska. There is no use in do,
-:o;. . . ,.
The democrats will have about
four majority in the lnited Slates
senate. That is much better than
to have a democrat ic house and
The democrats have lots to bo
thankful for, while a whole lot of
fellows can he content lo feel
thankful I hat they are alive and in
the enjoyment of good health.
It is lo he hoped that the demo
crats won't all want olllce. There
are some that are worthy because
of constant loyalty to the party,
while then; are others who waul,
nlliec because I hey w ant it, but
have never displayed any overllow
toward loyalty until I hey did want
It has always been the custom
for members of congress and
United Slates senators to control,
the federal patronage in their
various slates and districts, and
we do nol. believe thai rule will be
deviated from when the democrats,
assume control of business at
lty a majority of over !)(,(Ki()
voles Jim Manahan lias boon
lected congressman - at - largo
from Minnesota, and I.tl Toilette's
magazine says he carried every
coiinly in the slate. He ran as a
progressive republican, refusing
lo "bull moose" himself. He kept
clear of all entanglements with
Ihe Itoosevell candidacy and made
his light on principle alone.
N. T. II I, chairman of the
Iowa slate democratic coinniillee,
is still claiming the election of K.
i. iMinn, democrat ic candidate for
governor. lie says private ad
vices from those counties that no
olllcial returns have been received,
assure him of Ihe election of
Dunn. There is nothing like
holding out hope lo Ihe very last,
and in many instances il. has
Politicians and political econo
mists are all worrying about the
small per cent of Ihe voters of the
country who went to Ihe polls on
X 1 .... i
ioemner a. l lie inisiness men
of Ihe country see therein a very
encouraging sign, ft proves that
Ihe big majority of the people
were content to Jet the election
go as il would with Ihe full con
Hdcnce that Ihe business and Ihe
general welfare of the country
would he safe regardless of whal
party won in Ihe contest. In Ne
braska alone the vole fell off many
thousands from previous elec
tions, even those in which there
was no presidential or oilier na
tional issues al slake, and Ihe
explanation can only be that the
people were indill'erent and in
dilVeronl because confident, and
that spells good prospects for all
lines of business. Omaha Trade
(rjirisUnas- is-only about six
wicks hence. Don't, forget tho
olii admonition : "Do your Christ
ma shopping: early I"' And. bo
Hire and do it with hotutt. iner-r
By the score of 1 I to .' the Ne
Jtru.ka university t!ornhuskcrs de
feated the Kansas university Jay-
haw kers lust. Saturday, and the
Nebraska boys feel very. jubilant
over their victory..
Governor Wilson, and family
are oil' on their vacation, and for
Ihe next thirty days the ollice
.ecker will have a hard lime in
roach inv him even by wireless
telegraph. The president-elect
needs a little recreation previous
lo laekling the big job before him.
We couvi'ied with, several
very wealthy farmers from the
west, pari and central sections, of
the county Saturday, and t hey
deeply regretted the defeat of the
jail proposition. Of eoifrso these I
big taxpayers know that, a safe!
jait is belter than lo take prison
ers Uk Omaha and paying double
what il costs hero to keep them.
They know that, a new jail would
be cheaper in the long riui-r-au'l
so it would..
A Nebraska man who was- m
New York since the election at
tended a burlcstpie show while
I bore. . lie relate, that, one. of the
performers walked out; upon the.
sL'ige dressed as- HoosnRvelt,
"Hello, who are you?" "askant an
other performer., "Lain l.hv man
that, tied the can lo the re pub
lieans," he replied... That: was, a
prelty fair interpretation of the
whole business, as Teddy and, his
friends are ready to. concede..
The people have greal, ooiii.
lideiico al)'uly in, Presiilenl,-oht
Wilson., They believe ho will lie
president) in the fullest sense of
the ternu In the campaign he
proved, a very able man,, ajni it, is
geiui-rally the opinion, of leading
i...... 1 1, k. ... i ii... i., ...i ii. ..i i. .
in", ii miiviinii'Mii tin- mini, i urn in-
wilt prove one of Hie area Us I. ;
eliivt executives this mUion cvw
heard of.. He will be- yrvsiijenl all
right,, not; only in nam? hul in.
serving Ihe people JusL put U
down in, your hook that no one els
will; servi fui? hiii.Mv
A few: dnys ago the. Worlds
Herald printed an editorial in re
ference to the election, headed. "A
Stand-OIT in Nebraska." The
more we view the returns the more
we think there is n staud-olT
about it. The republicans have
Ihe best of it. Aside from tho
election of Oovernor Morehead, wo
get precious little consolation in
the election results on the stale
ticket. And the fact is, the slate
is republican by a bigger majority
than for several years. There is
no slaml-olV in (hat. Considering
there were two republican parlies
bucking one another, this paper
thinks Ihe republican party has
cause for elation.
Aurora Republican: (lovernor
Aldrich gratilled his enemies and
disappointed his friends in the
lengthy post-election slatemenl
he gae out last week. He proved !
himself a poor loser, which weak
ness will bo remembered if he
ever undertakes to "come hack."
The Republican is not (pialifled to
speak for all tho various elements
which Ihe governor holds re
sponsible for his disaster, but as
one republican newspaper which
supported the straight, republican
ticket we may be permitted lo sug
gest that (lovernor Aldrich him.
self furnished Toft supporters
plenty of provocation for turning
against him, and an excellent ex
ample how to do it. A public
olllcial, elected and renominated
by a great political parly, who
bolls that parly's nomination for
president of the t'liited Slates, has
no license to complain if enough
loyal members of Hie organization
boll him to retire him to private
MUCH . ADO, ABOUT. N OTH IMG, .
It. is rather snrprjHiig that
Charles W. Hiyan and T..K.. Uleii
should raj such a hulIaLa.1 of
protest becwn?e Senator IlilclvrM-k
has suggested a method. of von
sullalio.il and. agreeniiMit. foi- the
Nebraska. luocjalic ivongit oeirirw
al.delegation in the re.c.on in inula
tion of asiirants for. feh.-rai ap
pointments. The plan proposed by Sonalor
Hitchcock, ami favorably royai'd
ed .by Hi vtheri demoiriilly imm-iu-hers
of llw delegation, is tli- es
sence.of .fairness aud.has.-lliiN" pro
niotion of. party harmony i.n Ne
braska, a ils object. WJij -.ttollld
anyone oixjec.l, to thai,'.'.
One. w;iy would he fdr .Squalor
HilchcooJi,. and for each,. of the
three democratic congress, to
make 1 1 u i r recoiii'iueudal ii.nis in
dependently of each o Lln-r, and
often ii'ii:esarily al variance with
each oMier.. That would, nvake foe
I l i fe and discord..
The (other way is thai. MijrgesleiLi
by the s-enalor, ami folb.iwed for a,
ong tMiim by the. Iow;i republican
)u congress with eiuinoriit succos..
liistca-i. of each senalor. and ree,-.
KttsenUtivi' "going: it alone," Wl
Hiein imcel aiid coufV.. Ijidilhm
ealliinUi their oonfftrviice the. na
tional;1 I'ominillnomaiH and: stato
chairnimi.. I.t.t tlmm try. (iiirch
a harmonious ami. eijpiuhlc
agiVHtmenl,. in wlirfch, no, nitfiiiher
can fiect hi haw all his-wishes
entered, but, ill: which: oa.ih will
ha a fair say uinl to whirfh.lhey
nan all give Llioir asse.nJL. I.hI,
their recoiiiiiiii'tidal ions lo Ihe
pirtfKiihint he-made wilh th- great
est possible-Jk'proM of ' 'inaniniit
and be based;,, nol on I ho individual
Jesires- of any one man, but. on a
miiled desire lo advance the iji
torosls, oT the (Mil iro purly and, :ih
elliciency of the public service-.
NaluniJty and necessarily,, be
fore any such haj'iiicmious action
I could w taken,, a,1? classi'., and
kinds, wf denioii.ril's W(n,?d: be
heard., and their wishes would be
given 'areful considera! iijii. When
an- asrrenint; was toarhed it
woivfd not. be. im ain)ojn!uoent. i.'l
,..,..i ,;,,,,. .. . , j
U'i'.mihI. simply, tu.' -iii root yiiuieuiJ;i,
, ; ,, ' , . ,, .,
lion to the president. He would
1 r iin- i i tu i 1 1 it 1 1 ij vl 1. 1 1 1 LM.
g-cther with all oilier n,'ooi
tiiendatioiis. mi haiMiiM'jy or in n'o.u
Hier l,hiM.'vw it h, tliie weialtl! h,
which lihry wvn entitled, and
won hi thru act iik accord iiiicv with
his own judgment.
What is Unah wrong wilh that"?
The two clamorous vhjectors
are inspiring yards of oewspapt-r
nightmares about the- plan being
hostile to Mr. hryan. Nothing
could be more perfectly absurd.
Why is it "hostile to Mr. Hi-yan"
for Senator Hitchcock to invite in
to consultation five of Mr. Bryan's
close personal and political
friends Chairman . Thompson,
Dr. Hall, Congressmen Maguire,
l.obeck and Stephens and ask
ihom to try lo reach an agreement
as to recommendations, lie casting
his lot wilh Ihom and taking "pot
luck" on the result?
Senator Hitchcock would fer
lainly have the right, not alone as
a senalor, hul as a citizen and a
democrat, lo make recommenda
tions on his own account, for the
president to dispose of as b
might see lit. There could bo
nothing improper in that. How
does il become improper when he
asks that, in the interest of
harmony and a square deal, tlie
other olllcial representatives act
in conjunction with him, and ho
with them, in the elfort to agree
on joint recoininendal ions?
The criticism of Senator Hitch
cock's plan is based on Ihe false
assumption that it is hostile lo
William J. Mryan and contem
plates an effort lo deny him a
voice in Ihe distribution of Ne
braska patronage. This is absurd
as well as impossible. If Mr. W.
J. Mryan has recommendations lo
make lo Ihe president ho will no
doubt make Ihom ami Ihey no
doiibl will have great influence
wilh President Wilson. Mr.
Hryan holds such a position in Ihe
parly and such relations with Ihe
presideiil -elect as enlillo him lo
'speak. with. inlhonity.. Tli; i.T-m.t
trno, however,. of C. W.. IJrvan ike
Tom Allon.. Their relaLio-x to Mr..
W illiam ,I..l5ran nannot. ! coin-
dl into, he powur. to cunU'ol
ruuiiai;. utey navo vtl Doihi
. i 'f i . .
charged. j.s- Senator Hiu:hoocri,
ttie thiv denio;;-alj(i ooiigms-rr-jneii.
Dr. Hall and Mr. Tliiunpscn
haw been, .with (tin respsibiliiy
ofacting. rr tlio party. They am
entitled li haxo t.heir ipininns
and to nuke lluor rocoirmicmi-i-
lions, but nol loset il, ,d .,,',, ,,:a-t l,a,Vf hissed j. 1 1. .pass-
as- palroi.uge brokers in Mr.
IK-yan's iiume w llioul tshiliil iig
eilhec a Hconse. from !4im on-a
(V4niiiissi.ii liiuii the pai-.
The 'I jsrks (In not si-ni aid to
i-iake modi of a stan.t al ei.hcr
.Aiuaueoilon or Adriaiiople..
In a former age Turkey expect
ed to ".-weep I i)e oartl-i." It i an
olher iiistane of an. exaggerated
President Tafl ha until March
to pifri for the- future,, aii-i. hav-his-Cineinn.'utj
rusidmicu plla;ed irv
Over -mo; fataliU.'s hav. oooiii
rodf' in ail- Might this. y..iar.. In
mitt. important matter, mux has- nut
S4tiooedo(i; in iimirat.ing 'Jin birds.
The dniisJjlut.'iini, hiuv.ing ith
tood tihi. vigorous- asau.;i;s. of
Toddy,, is- now l be gift en atir acid
tesl. Tllio Hon. Joe Ilai.Iky o.f!'Toxas
is- ahoiu; I. quia nougjrvtss..
Tint diuiioe;;,! s ha m-a. g'iil in:
jorily on jo:jnt: ballot, in Ihe 'i4w
hrusfta h-gisftiimre and' ci.mld eLoet
a. democratic l iiiled Stales savr-
aliMT if il fell so l,:spo.si(d.
Aiiol heir new business Iihum for
Wjlt.smoTilh... liu M.. yoonnkhsen
will erect a new un-lo-dale tn-ick-
slruelure (in Uk'. lot west tf.th;
.Journal ollice and tho viirk .vvjll
c(,iiij.;i,i4ciiKe. viithi away.
In Ih.e coulnsversy between
Turkey and the Halkwi stales,
t'nvle San, is jdaying bis usuaj!
part when the powers are, at, wort
tliat, of providing timely. re'lf
fur the unforlunalo victims,.
Withal the candidacy of, Qilo
nel Roosevelt was not in vaitii It
demonstrated umw IhaH the
American people will not stand
for third terms iu tho presidency.
It looks now as. if Teddy was on
the shelf for alt time lo come.
ooch's Best Flour
is the result of constant study by expert millers and is a Perfect Family
.u,, ...rvuug u uie requirements ot the most exacting housewife.
It is of the very Highest Standard and never varies in color, strength
FOR SALE BY
A, W. White, Plattsmouth
A. G. Bach & Co., Plattsmouth
W. T. Richardson & Co., Mynard. Neb.
Hiatt &. Tutt, Murray, Nch.
Mrs. Ruth Thomson, Cedar Creek, Neb.
'-oJ. aiw .. ih? cleanly: "The
bai.tiiuh trust niu4 dis4w.". ' 8r
s-iv tint lOJiirt.
HI ..a!.tiif has., l.n .
I le;utt.ifu 1 f.u: tlo
e. past met that.
we havi;- boeia afraid to cay. any-.
thi-;g nUiiL f ..r fear it.. would :
I to-!! oil' mJL
Look. bm:k u Hi-.-;, political .
IM'tphesJHs-oJ L.Vpast. Is fc juonths
if "M. s.ish. J(., chu h M,Tie humor
Iliiii.-i.nu- I.Jioiresi.l.itial tenure
l; la w xvill i ., -reat, j;id lo Colo-i-
.r Tl.v.'odnj KoM-,(vfU in the
Mstlti'i- ,.if sVffing h'tf. .pjedges.. to ,
Coup:,ri,:ns the ,tH"bniska hen
wilh the &ar,sas Jo-o, the agri
cull u fist's report, .,-jtys; . '-.VMN'r--..
DrasLt li,) rou Id, -lay one egg a-,
day ujjiil. jj'a,,. had ,00ugh l liatrh
a brnd Kit chickifus. sit mi liu. .
eggs.. haCrli the clrurkens m, theiu
overUilo the K; aas boa."'-
Bought and; Sold!
Insuraacfi Plai in Bc$h
Farm iL&ans and; Rental Agency
The fcjaIdwg.ot successful sales is
our linoi Our ioterests are with the
seller when it comes to getting every
dollar your property is worth. For
open, dates atidiess or call either of
us an our expense by phone. Dates
caa be made at the Journal office.
-WILKINSON & HALL
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