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The Plattsmouth Journal
f ublis&td Semi-Weekly
R. A. BATES,
Entered at the Postolfice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-clas
fl.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
We're thankful that we live in
Are not liki' Turkey or Old (ireecc.
Religious freedom lias full sway;
We're thankful for Thanksgiving
Ncbruka leads as an apple
Thanksgiving Thursday. 1 1
member tin' date.
A calm sui'vey of the returns
from all over the eounlry makes
it very clear that the biggest win
ner on November 5 was constitu
President Tafl. says he does not
need, and doesn't want a pension
from anybody. lie is going to
practice law, and it may ho proper
to add that be is a far better law
yer than politician.
Advertisers will please bear in
mind that no paper will be issued
from this ollieo on Thanksgiving.
The Semi-Weekly Journal will
also be issued on Wednesday
night one day earlier.
Woman suffrage may be all
right, but we don't think so, and
we do not believe that half the
women in Nebraska would lake
advantage of I he opportunity to
vole if lliey bad a chance.
Congress will be asked In ap
propriate :(!, uni, (Hill fur river
provemeiils. This is an old gag
improvements. This is an old
gag Dial comes lo I he front at
ovciv session nf I hat body. The
peoj je w ill ihiI be surprised.
Samuel lumpers, who was
elected In Ibe presidency of the
A. !'. of I., in llochester, X. Y
Saturday, has served constantly
in that capacity .since 18')."). This
would demonstrate that (loinpers
is a prelly good man for No
place. . ;o;
Itcalrire has tpiiie a number ul
applicants fur the poslotliee in
llial city, and their friends are
talking of settling the mailer by
a popular vole of the palnms of
the (illlce. Nut a bad idea, and
not, a new one. fl was done four
years m;;h in a number of places
and has been done in many places
for the past twenty. live or thirty
All this talk of the legislature
electing a democrat to the I nited
Stales senate from Nebraska is
bosh. We do not like Norris a lit
tle bit, but as the people at the
polls decided in his favor Ibe
legislature is in duly hound to
elect him, and there should not be
the least hesitancy in perform
ance, of this obligation when I he
proper lime arrives. The demo
crats could not afford to do other
wise, all hough there are many re
publicans who would like to see
Deceptive (icorgc laid upon the
That man Manuel, now super
intendent of the Kearney In
dustrial school, has the "cheek"
to ask fiovernor-elect Morehead
lo retain him under bis adminis
tration. Governor Morehead is
iml. going to reward his enemies
don't you think it for a moment.
In the language of the Lincoln
Star, "it may appear lo the new
governor-elect thai, inasmuch as
Mr. Manuel was Ibe head of the
populist movement two years ago
and only the tail of it this year,
and an amputated tail at, that, the
distance Hag had fallen before he
hove into sight."
it Plattsssstb, Ksbraska dZ3
We believe I'lall.Miioulh is as
good a trading point as any town
of its sie in Nebraska, and that
the stocks curried by our mer
chants will compare just as
Lincoln Star: From day to day
it is becoming apparent that
President-elect Wilson can easily
Ilnd in Lincoln enough material
for his entire cabinet and have
some left over for heads of de
partments and foreign posts of
honor and profit.
Omaha capitalists are ma
neuvering for a, million-dollar
hotel. Well, they .should have it,
as there is plenty of money in the
old town to di the business.
Arthur Hrandeis and John L.
Kennedy propose to give the site,
valued at lr0,000.
Col. Hates of the Plattsmouth
Journal is an applicant far the
post office of that city. Good,
hope he'll gel it. The newspaper
boys do more for the public with
out pay than an other class of
citizens and when there is a juicy
plum to pluck they should have
the first pull at it. Lincoln
Hundreds of squares miles hi
northwestern Nebraska and south.
ern South Dakota lie in barren
waste as a consequence of one of
Ibe most disastrous tires thai,
ever swept I he western plains.
From what reports can be had
Ibe lire raged for several days
and nights, and many farm
houses, barns, etc., were destroy
ed and hundreds of women and
children made homeless. It is a
very sad predicament to be placed
in jus I. as cold weather is coming
on. At last reports the lire was
said lo be under control..
Defeated democratic candidates
for Ibe legislature in Douglas
county have concluded to contest
I he election on the plea of fraud,
and if the defeated candidates are
successiui in securing a re
count in the various wards of
Omaha they will find plenty of
fraud. There never was an elec
tion in Omaha in recent years
where fraud was not committed
lo a certain extent in some of the
voluiir precincts, and the repub
licans feel somewhat leary over
the action of the democrats in the
matter of the present contest.
The Journal regrets to learn
that the great interest manifest
ed in the Commercial club of
Ibis city the lirsl year of its or
ganization has lagged lo a con
siderable extent within the past
car. This should not be, and
what causes it we are unable to
faiilliom. Kvery business man in
Plallsinouth should be interested
in the success of the Commercial
club. It has done wonders in the
direction of improving Ibe town.
No one can deny this fact. When
this enterprise was lirsl or
ganized Plattsmouth was at a
complete s am s i so far as im
provemeiils were concerned, and
no one can successfully deny that
since its organization there has
not been more thrift and prosper
ity in the town the ten years
previous. The Journal is unable
lo perceive why business men
men who are interested in the
prosperity of Plattsmouth and
who own considerable property
here, will cease conferring with
their associates in business for
I he best interests of all. We
hope all will take a wise view of
the matter and renew their faith
in the Commercial club.
Old members of the order of
Modern Woo-linen are given an-,
other respite by the decree of tht
ininois eouri enjoining km: in
III! . .
stallation of the proposed new
system of rales, which was to
take eflVcl January 1.. It was Iho
old members who had chief cause
lo repudiate the new rates, for
the schedu'c did not lake into ac
count their long attachment to
When a recruit is taken into
the Modern Woodman fraternity
his rate is lixed according to his
age, but when the new schedule
was adopted old men who had be
longed in the fraternity for more
than twenty years were rated as
if they were, recruits at an ad-
an 1 age, so that their rates
were almost prohibitive. This
gave the new schedule the aspect
of a movement to crowd. the old
lint even the old men. will look
upon the injunction, with, some
misgiving.. Presumably the court
that isued it, after hearing, the
evidence, was convinced That. the
proposed rates were, excessive or
unjust, else it. would. not have is
sued its order to prevent. the. im
position of them.. The great
body of Woodmen probably have
given no careful, thought to a
study of scientific insurance rates.
They went, into the order because
it offered them cheap insurance.
The old members passively ac
cepted a readjustment of rates
some twelve years ago that, in
creased the expense of, their in
surance more than til) per cent,
No wonder I bey rebel now against,
another increase of their already
increased rale by more than. 250
The radical: increase of rates
was made by the officials. upon the
claim that if was necessary for
I he preservation of the, order... The
court seems to have found lbal.it
is i, of, or rather thai. such. in
crease as must be made may as
weJ be made, gradually.. Some of
Ibe Woodmen who have been
active in opposing the increase
have given the subject, of. adequate
rales a great, deal of study and
are practical insurance men.. It
cannot be said of l.liein that they
sought, the wrecking of the order,
for l.bey have interests at stake.
If this injunet i.oii should nol. be
overturned by a higher courl, and
the Modern Woodmen should con.
liiuie its business unimpaired,, il
will, then be time to form con
clusions as to Ibe origin of the
troubles through which il, has
been passing. If, on the oilier
hand, Iho Modern Woodmen
should reach a point, where it
should fail lo meet its obliga
tions, as it has been represented
thai it surely will if Iho new rales
bo md accepted ami installed, it
will be poor satisfaction then to
know I hat the proposed rates were,
necessary and thai the court and
I hi' insurgents were in error.
Turkey seems to be quite a
scarce article in Ibis community.
Perhaps the price has something
lo do with the soarcilv.
Certainly one presidential term
of six years is heller for the in
cumbent than two terms of four
years each, when ho doesn't get
the second one.
No man who wears a chronic
grouch is ever truly thankful far
anything, not oven I hat he is
alive and in the enjoyment of
There is only four more weeks
till Christmas. The man who has
to pay Iho bills for Christmas
presents should feel thankful that
Christ mas comes but once a year.
Congress will convene next
Monday and then Iho fun will bo
gin in earnest. The time of most
of the senators and congressmen
will bo principally engaged in re
ceiving and answering appeals for
positions under the new administration.
I Los Angeles- seeing to.heon.J
titled to rank as the- Amagedden
and .dynamite stronghold, oft the
Pacific coast .
The interstate comiii'Mro ooin
mission has decided that chickens
are not cattle. Surely the courts
will not allow this-preposterous
decision to stand. .
There ' seems to . b trouble
brewing among the heirs-- of tin
lale Captain Knyarl . of. ffe.hraska.
City. There should not be, as the
latest, will should,,, and. mi doubt
will,: hold good...
Mr. Capper, . late republican
candidate for governor of. Kan
sas, . proposes to die in the last
ditch,, that is lo say,, in. Iho-supreme
court. KvidentJy bo pre-fers-one.
of .thosp slow., lingering
ileal hs. .
Just, before- leaving Urn state
for a little recreation, before as
suming the work .of his new .office,
Governor ,-oleo.U Morihead gave it
ut, that, to flood, his ollieo with
letters, and petition in. behalf of.
place-seekers may only react on
the. persoH.it, iju thereby, injiendcdi
(o benefiti. It. would seem, to. he a
word., to Ihe-wiso,.
CoIimuvI. Bate of, the IMattfc.'
mouth Journal, and, Ihighi Goopo.n-
al.are two newspaper,- chaps win
are willing to, bear. IJie grief, and
burden, of, wading l.he piihlaJi
cards, signing pay vouchers and
otherwise idcasant-ly cavorting
around the pnstollie.vs of. I.hwir
respective towns for the nexh tynir
years.. IJu'Ji. of these applicants
hare been, in. the democratic iiar
ne.ss for so many years t.lr.u'l the
"mind of. man runneth, nol, ,, the
conl racy" and. a. gwd shai:; .f the
time have been polling. (.!. n.hole
load., luach.oiii! v. i IJ, probub'N have
several', rivals, o.t the near 'ieino.
eralie kind;, si.'.mitom; who dales
his. atl.ivit.y el,y:ji; back. t,o, lilie 51 h
of August vvh.uu, IImwyuII cut
loos- and. il; Ji.-ga.u I.m.
democrat ir, cinch...
t"A like a
( .oiiper are- vnl.il,l,i'nl,
jo.'s, and anyone within their owe
Prly v!im would oppose llioiu
ought to lie socially nslracize i.,
have a Iv.iul. and shoe slore slai.t
ed just, south of tlieir front
elevation and ALL of their cbvw
iug tobacco taken from lluoiu.
Hales, and r.ooper are both t,he
sail of the earth, (lod's noblemen,
and the only thing thai al u!J de
tract from their perfect ion if, that
they are- democrats. Nebraska
Our boasted of sysloM of guv
I'liinieut is ever on Hit verge of
breaking down, it seems. IVfore
Iho election column. of news,
paper space were used up in
llguring on Iho possibility mf the
selection of a president being
left to congress, and a great deal
of unsatisfactory tigering was
done to explain what might hap
pen in such an event., under cer
lain contingencies. Things hav
ing turned out in a way to silence
hose who were looking for trouble
in Ihat direction, a new set of dire
speculations has been brought to
Iho front. Now it is Ibe pns,
sihility of deadlock in the solv
ate over the election of a presi
dent pro loin for the winter ses
sion that is worrying Ibe fore
castors of ominous situations,
death having removed the vice
president who, by virtue of his
office, is the president of that
body. The secretary of the sen
ate, or in his absence, his chief
clerk, can wield the gavel until a
presiding officer is -chosen, but
I hoy cannot vote in case of a tie,
which may often enough occur
under the line-up that seems im
minent for the short, session.
However, many a situation more
porlentious than this one has be
fore projected itself across our
line of vision without bringing on
any thing worse than n series of
flls for a few professional watch
A. fw. days ru tint nouiil.rv
va. startled by a. series of rear-
nd rak'road collis-ions which cost
many people their, lives.. Broken
jlown e-niipineiit and negligence
on the part of trainmen, was- in
naehc.-i.se found. . he at. the bot
tom of the wrecks,, and now the
roads on whose lines the accidents
oc.curnid are called, upon to pay
damages, the aggregate of. which
will, fax exceed the cost wf having
properly guardodagains'i. such, in
currences. The short-sightedness
of Uie. avenge railroad. man
ager ;n hard lo fathom..
A. g.ood deal.of comment is-?je-ing
made over '.lie suspension -uul
going;, out. of husiuois- of the
PlatUiiioulh. Herald, it. daily
newspaper established many
year ago as., a. republican) paper,
but whose editorial policy ha?
been, shifting, somewhat,, and. has
recently been. radica'Jy proies
siw., supporting, the third party
movement in. the receat.cainpaigu.
Pnriiaps, . aftur. all,. Pi was merely
a.cvase of. too-much newspaper, for
Plattsmouth. that city having, two
dailies ancLbie.ing. HC.iiir.oly u.one
l;uly new.si(ej,,towai.-r-ir,'iid Isw
The exe-ireise of. moderation in
the reduction of the schedules of
jibe tJr'-wib.vioiulV tho Qmgrain
oi trio democrats,. provr.U, they?
gel control, of the senate.. 'ilifWj'
the program, adv.'iKod, by Mr... Wil
son, and we are Mire there will be
no revolutionary, measures in the
adininiralion U- disturb busi
ness. grudt fil: reduction . with
each recurring; eongnrss- will in
sure itirosperiy and l (lie s.nne
lime is-duco J., -high; nr.ire of; liv
ing. When, by Ibe jraduul- nro
cess ie ncws-silic of li,f, are
fiiiaTj brout Jil. down lo bir free
list fhings iii, in, a-s. thy. vught
!) I ..
The .iDii.sual fovl.s t.ha.i.rv.?'ij,! that
ll';s paper, visits more h.vmvs than
any paper; ever yublish oj, i.;i Ca.-s
enmity , ami tha'j il, is i rtJili.shed iu,
!ie of. Hie best, tow ns iji the uni-
'rse Uial i.(. caj i:tvs. a lurpr.
Mali's and .'iepresenlatioii of, li,u.es of ad.
I.i,i !.!ieso lwo,(.v.iirtisiug. of. o.ny paper in the
slale id, any il.y of oo(t popula.
I ion. ami ll.iat il, U daily making
rriei-ris. We feel, tluinkrul that
many of the political reforios for
whUh.il his stood are about to. lw
realized,, and fkat while v ate
prwfiting by tin.- beiielicial changes
thai are to cutne to the country.
wpubLWans, IhuU inoosers. social
ists and all oUiers will share alike
with Hie democrats in the bene
fits. We hepe every man, woman
ami child will find enjoyment, jn
this annual Thanksgiving Day. to
the extent that all will find some
thing for which lo bo thankful.
The improvements thai. ,',uo
been done in plattsmouth. m. the
past three years are due lo.agreut
extent to the energetic el).rts of
the Commercial club. Then we
cannot understand why :tny mer
chant, business man, or other
citizens should "throw cold
water' mm this worthy and oner,
gefii; organization by remaining
,vu from the meetings and. thus
refusing In hay anything to do
with it, in a manner. Kvery busi
ness man is cvrlain.ly interested
in seeing ouif little city improve,
or should bo. In conversing with
a t ravelin, man,, who makes
Plallsinouth but twice a year, he
told the writer the other day that
iu all his travels over four states
he had not seen a city of our
popuallion that had improved
like PlaltsiiHiulh. And traveling
men md only view the many im
provements that have been done
the present season, but roriner
residents who have been away
from hero for ten or twelve years,
remark ahoul "the old town being
on the boom." The boom can be
kept up next season if our mer
chants and business men pull to
gether fir the best intores of
Plaltsnioulh. An. I there is no
way lo solidify the business in
terests of the city than through
a well organized Commercial club.
Let's- all return thanks and eat
turkey wr trow.
T6f mail) who ba nothing to b
thankful fur i a very poor
lis null ivaSing- a proper frame
of mind for Thanksgiving it would
be'.H ti. di'-fni as far as pqsv
sibU all. IhwiiUU of the cost of
ISw ubo'aS ffiiat holiday ad-.
voriiismg?. (vcii'y four more we.oksi.
till (lid Sa,iU will be hero in all--hi?
glory.. Do your Christm,
ad vtiit isuig --.Hy.
Tin' Chicago News suggests; a..
dofliwl'meiit of fashions, with a.'
rofires-onU-Sivo- in (he cabinet.:.
T'leiie are numberless bureaus dHf...
voted to- fashions already,! . Isn't,
Anollmcr thing for whiolrU tlW
people .hould' feel thankful and ;
Mat that Horn John: IIJMoWu-.
lieail M lie povernor-i of Ne-'-braskai
instead ..of1' ChiiHUr rll:'.
lAldrielu ffurMhn next two- yoar6.s.
Tine vvoatlintr is still iJ'avorable;.'
for all! outdioc work;!., notwith-,.
xtaudilig it' i.fujte chillyJearly in i
llae nomihip.. :. The i farmers- are .
lif'.twd.fi hituevsuch 'days io get
in ihoir ('H-ti;xM1j4,i?,,(.ai(p(lntorH
audi Hioklar.s, are aiTj
'I'll., .1....I h. , r.f Si.... I,
of. Maryla'Jd .romovf ,oe,of the .
bri.lit,esl, mind.s,: jrihe, . country
fj:'m the t'tiiled Sla.es senate and,;
oi:ve of th''.,aldesl .la,wycrsjn the .
hwnl.. Thy goveriKM' of Maryland,,,
bxiiig a i;)ubl.i,caii(;wil, of, course, ,
point; a republican to fill the,.
'acanr; until . the . legislature.
wet.s ei.u Jaiuiaty, l'-'U.;.
Switor. .-Works , of ; Cali form;
will, (introduce , a, resolution when.
coiifress convenes for I he, amend
nieiiit; of t he. constitution, .providr
inr for the, election of , president
and' vice, president by direct vote:
' the , people.. The. senator will
wgtvin support ; o,t, lhe- measure)
that, ii addition to., its., directness,.
fit would have an , advantage- ovor
th: present me.tho,d, in., that it
would avoid the . possibility of a
preniileirtial election by, the house
or...v vi-fe presidential' election by
l'lvsli Lobsters and Crabs at the
0; K Restaurant. Short orders will
be our specialty, but we are up-to-dare
on regular meals. Sinnolt &
Bought and Solri
Insurance Placed in Brr,
Farm Loans and Rental Agency
Wilkinson & Hall
The holding of successful sales is
our line. Our interests are with the
seller when it comes to getting every
dollar your property is worth. For
open dates address or call either of
us at our expense by phone. Dates
can be made at Mie Journal office.
WILKINSON & HALL-
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