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THURSDAY." NOVEMBER 5,' 191 .
PLAXTSMOUTII SI2MI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Che piattsmoutb journal
PublUhsd 8ml-Wskly ot PIttmouth, N b r.
Kutrnd t tin I'uvtoffc at I'laiUMiiouili. Nebraska, w svo ml -class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publiiher
6uborlptlon Prloa: S1.50 Per Year In Advanp
TIIOK.UT lOU TODAY.
The man who is horn with a
J t.ilti.t which he is meant U use -I
!i:nls his greatest happiness in
using it. Goethe. !
The campaign prevaricator is now
tut f a jfh.
It M-i-rijs that Gen. Yn Under is
tin- hist man to break Monte Carlo.
Ti e fan:e amusement of Mcxi
.aiis i- the elimination of its leaders.
IVih.ips it v;.s a friend of the late
M:. Ponton who attempted to assas
sinate lien. Villa.
luiki-y -it'.i;'' into the pmo also
..: i tr.s the theories of the numerous
.l.:t a- well take it goo.bhumoro.Uy. i elect their favorites. It is not hon
e : :!o-; 1 1.. if you are defeated. It is Jest for either side.
I. i mI!- to oUol all of you.
The i.cvt tirv.e um pass a vehicle
eo::t:'.ir.i!";r a man ar.d a woman, see
if the woman isn't doing the talking.
Kc::o i bo;;:.d to keep in the dis-
-.t.hos ser.uhow, rt:i u it has to
. down a I'nited. States senator.
Guar the v. ay for your Thanksgiv
r.c day. Ai d w:u!o you are doing
that, in; jour Hoi.day gvods in ship
shape. liv 1 1 iv.lv i- glad th a the election
i ..v. r . ; I ;.:e rejol.-ed to know t;tut !
occur "for two
i!e ;--.n'Tie ta is a democratic
aeiaev tr-.'e't. Th iM.-t year's vo
ce; ;s fi-m this source was more
V.. 11 Gary's cslimr.tc that if the
v.a'- co:.ti;ae for c:r!;tcen months at
p. i er.. tia.;ic fervor the loss of
ttor I-!-.- : -or. the politician is out
'" a .;. Ar.d he w ,11 have to wait
to va: j bit'oie he c.ets another. This
: loo Keg between diinks.
li e ei iU ment ou.-od from the
t'.cvtier. i vow ovci ar.d ward vvork
i: vm''. have to resort to something
e.-e to pMvute an ei.-tence.
V. i :'o tv.ar v Alaskans do rot like
:'. e p-ovwov.s of the ie.isir.g bill, it
Vi'at le...-t petmit some development
ef ti .it coar'.jy which has been strang
le! ! v red. l. jv ever since Mr. Fmchct
I ecu mo ;'. . guardian.
i-'co t.'.o neve s.Niit.- came into
v. .e it has in poiucy demon
rated that most gu! are i.o; bow
Icggcd. I'f-? oil Ai drew lainegic is moA
.! -r -'.c' i--! ;.:c -:!"o-;s to gtt rid of his
This time h
want to ta;t a peace muigaiir.e.
Ni.ii i every commanity i i the
s. ;te has ha i some kind of fall fes-
t'u'-.k Ihtistir.tts will iHn
I c here.
let th.e tV.'.o-os who wfe o suie
lt ihev have picked tin wiv.rer in
the viar observe how the exnerls
risexl it when they based thrir bets
o:i the Athletics.
Men and women ir. autt mobiles art
are st li Lei".; Kil'td every day at
g-roe cvi: 'g.
It wo:d seem thi
; ;.s aut.-Tol?:!.? drivers w ill learn
c:r.e ser.se after while.
A good loser is a bravo fellow in
the eyes of the people.
The democrats still hold congress
iy a reduced majority in the house,
and a majority of 10 in the senate.
An awful elToit was made to de
feat Kelly Vox for treasurer. But
they couldn't "cut the mustard."
The next legislature should take
some action towards shortening the
election ballot. The present size of
the ballot causes much inconvenience
to the voter.
The charge that Villa has "biibcd"
ilicial representatives of the United
States state department is absurd. A
uoie interesting' question is as to how
Villa got any money.
There should be some way of pre
venting the trading by friends of
candidates at the polls, in order to
There is more than one good thing
that the primary system has brought
with it. An item not to be overlooked
is that it has taught the politicians
the value ot advertising
Some honest seeker after trouble is
demanding that Mr. Markham write
a poem about war. Let him substi
tute "gun" for "war" in one of his
oid poems and it will do very well.
Hecause ho stole his aunt's false
teeth, a Michigan youth was sentenced
to serve from one to the years in
rids seems to have been a !
very lenient disposition of the ease,
considering the shape the nephew left
his aunt in.
Thanksgiving turkeys will come
high again this year, not on account
of the scarcity of the birds, but be-cr.u.-o
they have gotten the price up
so high that it is not fashionable to
lower it. The people, as usual, pay
As cold weather comes un apace it
makes one think of the old home and
boyhood days when those buckwheat
cakes were stacked up high ar.d
o'.owned to a iir.ish and a pitcher of
maple syrup and a great big plate
of homa-raade sausage.
It is reported that Ex-Uovernor
Shalleni erger has deteate.1 Silas R.
Haitoa for corgrc.-s in the Fifth dis
trict. If this proves true, we will feel
more rejoiced than cvci. Iarton is
simply a Idowhard. while Ex-Governor
Shal'er.bergcr is a brilliant states
IV.dor a protective tariff law the
poor mai with a big family pays
more towurd running the government
tha-. does the rich n;in with a amall
far.uiy. The income tax compels the
'-ttc;- to pay his portion of thia tax.
and relieves the jxxr man just that
I- F. Lar.ghorst, viaimuiii of the
centovratio county orr.rr.ittee. csr
tiia!y deserves more ihun the thanks
of the party, ard candidates, espe
cially for the great uliUty he dis
p'.ayeil in tinductir.g the campaign,
leu will g?t his rewcrd in the future,
.rd it will -e such a rewjirvi as he
A ctiui.viate si:v;..ir fits time
rr.or.ey gvnr.g over tht cour.ty solicit
ing support, ar.vi ut the last rr.orr.er.t
by xheraes of his supposed friends,
in ecr.aivir.g with his er.erny. he is
efciteJ. Such ws.s the ciaa with
2:'.!y Puis. It will seen corr-e to p4.;s
Uhat you canx get honest cen to run
ce ar.y nvore-
WHAT OF THE SOUTH?
While we are sending: shiploads of
Christmas presents to the orphuned
chilil mi of Europe, and contributing
millions for the Christianizing of
heathen lands, let us consider mat
ters a Jittlo nearer home. A great
section of our own country is face to
face with the possibility of financial
ruin. A gullant people are making a
heroic stand in the face of over
whelming odds. The south is not
able to market its cotton crop be
cause of the war. And for its ready
cash it depends largely upon that
crop. Ami without cash it will he
ruined. There are many millions of
dollars in the north waiting for profit
able investment. What better could
the north do than to aid the south by
buying its cotton and holding it until
the markets of the world are again
opened? It would be a legitimate in
vestment doubtless a profitable one
and a brotherly action by a pros
perous section of the country in aid
of another section in distress. It is
not charity. The south does not want
that. Its pride would not consent.
Hut it would be good business sense.
And the south would weleomo that.
We of America should think first of
Americans. If possible, buy a bale of
cotton. In relieving the south you
relieve America your country.
With bowed heads we must syni-
thize with the men jn the ranks over
;n "Bleeding Europe." For some
of the rulers who got them in that
position we cannot have the same de
gree of respect.
Now for a shorter ballot.
Is the result satisfactory to you?
We know it is to some.
Woman sulT rage gets a very black
eye in South Dakota, Missouri and
Henry Snoke, for commissioner in
the Third district, "ran like a skeered
Sovmer or later, assimilation in
Mexico is bound to give way to assas
If at first "you xon succeed, try, try
again. Maybe it will result different
ly next time.
Frank Libershal ran well in both
city and cointy. and the returns show
a good majority.
The countries which live off the
tourists are suffering almost as much
as the belligerents. v
Turkey is not so sure now that
they want to get into the muss, and
they may stay out.
And Governor Morehead stays in
for another two years. It's impossi
ble to down a good man.
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Reavis and Maguire for congress
are running neck and i.eck, with the
chances favorable to Reavis.
You can't place too much confidence
in election results. Too much confi
dence is often very disappointing.
M. G. Kime will represent Cass
county in the next legislature. The
Journal extends our congratulations.
The next day it did not snow, but
Old Sol welcomed the r.ewly elected
officials with his smiling countenance.
R. Beeeher Howell bit of? more
than he could chew." We thought so
when he was first nominated.
We very much regret th defeat of
John G. Wur.derlich for sheriff. He
is one of the best men that ever drew
the breath of God.
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Dr. J. Brendel of Murray will
serve as coroner for the next two
years, as he whs elected by the demo
crats last Tuesday.
Ar.dy Snyder, deaoerat, will le re-,
tair.ed in the crTice of register of
ceeds for another four years- Andy
ran like a race korf
The allies are under every moral
obligation to divide their rations with
the Hclgians, who held the Germans
off till they were prepared.
The race is very close on float rep
resentative, and it depends greatly
on the result in Otoe county, as to
whether or not W. H. Puis is elected.
In the defeat of Miss Mary Foster
for county superintendent of schools,
Cass county voters retire the best
guardian of the schools that the coun
ty ever possessed.
It is unstatosmanlike in Carrana
to rake up Villa's old bandit record.
He was familiar with it when he was
on term of intimate friendship with
Hon. John Mattes. Jr., is elected
state senator, with all the opposition
of his former "influential" friends in
Cass county. There is another day in
the "Sweet Rye and Rye."
The democrats of Cass county owe
L. F. Langhorst, chairman of the
democratic committee, a debt of grat
itude for the efficiency displayed in
the management of the campaign just
The - Pennsylvania judge who has
refused to discharge a hung jury after
it had vainly tried to reach an agree
ment for seven days, seems to look
upon justice as a matter of physical
Kelly Fox ran well, considering the
big fight made upon him. Mr. Fox
has made an excellent county treas
urer, and the taxpayers of Cass coun
ty were not ready to dispense with
his services for awhile yet.
The fact that the actual slayer of
Archduke Ferdinand Was sentenced
to twenty years' imprisonment, in
stead of being executed, raises the
suspicion that he is expected to make
some interesting reve'ations as to the
original responsibility for the assas
sination, which assassination to a
great extent caused the war.
WILL IRRIGATION DWINDLE?
Guessing on the resuits ot tne war
is the latest game for the intellectual.
One has it that this will spell the end
of militarism, another that arma
ments will be larger than ever. Col
lier's Weekly guesses that immigra
tion will be almost nothing, that Eu
rope's contribution of a million human
beings to this country will dwindle
to a tenth of that number after peace
is declared. Edward Alsworth Ross,
professor of sociology at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin, dismally declares
that only prompt attention to immi
gration laws can save the United
States from being overrun by people .
fleeing from taxridden and terrified
Which is right? Collier's bases,
iis belief on the hope that Europe will
rise triumphant over her disaster. Xct
only w ill the labor supply be dimin-
uhed by the war, but rebuilding rail
roads, highways, bridges, dwellings,
churches, repairing the waste of war.
will provide surplus jobs for ail
grades of labor. Prof. Ross argues
that Europe will be crushed so com
pletely that recovery will be lor.g de
layed. Collier's diagnosis looks most feas
ible. Europe will go on doing busi
ness at the old stand, and for a time
at least the new belligerent nations
must take up construction work in
the brisk American fashion. Wages
doubled in the course of the Napol
eonic war; they rose in this country
following the civil war. More than
fright is required to transplant men.
Of late years immigrant have been
moved chiefly by the economic-urge;
they could earn more money here.
Now if events give the survivors eco- j
nomic reason to stay at home, will
fright root them up and drive their.
overseas: lTToatiy not. ine nor
rors of war fade easily from the
memory, while its glory remains.
For a time at lefst immigration
will probably lag while European re
builds tha material necessities of lifi
in the twentieth century- " -
THE COMING-BACK WOMAN.
Mrs. Carman, tried for killing an
other woman, broke the long exclu
sive run of soldiers, ships and guns
on the front pages of newspapers. It
was a distinct triumph for the sex,
after having been beaten back out of
sight by nasty old guns and men
whose trousers don't look like they
have been creased lately. The fair
divorcee, who had long struggled with
the young elopee for a first-page pic
ture monopoly,-must have bitterly be
moaned the war as a horror and a
devestation, while wondering that
mankind can be so interested in a
settling of quarrels with swords that
the pictures of people who know how
to settle them according to law, and
without firing a shot, can be crowded
out of sight by the pictures of ugly
men and even oh, horror of mules!
Tie young elopee has been much
more philosophical, but still petulant,
no doubt. If she has eloped in love,
love is enough; but if, perchance, she
has eloped only "for a lark," and with
at least a subconscious purpose to di
vorce him when the glamor is gone,
the bristling cannon and the sharp
pointed bayonets on the front pages
must arouse her to such a fury as to
make her bid them all defiance. The
only hope of notoriety to grow out of
marriage which they leave her is the
one of blossoming on the front page
as a young and beautiful divorcee
after the war is ended. Alas! The
wise one who thought in the begin
ning that it could hardly last a year
is wondering now if it will be ended
in five years. And while it lasts, as
things seem now, tile prospect of a
beautiful young divorcee getting on
the front page is not brilliant.
Yet, if everything giows monoto
nous, and there must be ever a return
to things which have become new
through disuse, who can say, with
positiveness, that the tickle public
mind will not, at some time, tire of
war stories and war pictures and sigh
foj- something more familiar to the
masses of this generation in this
countrv? If this snould be. then tne
divorcee and the elopee, both of
whom have grown very familiar to
us in recent years, might have an
other inning. The woman charged
with a love murder, grown lately to
be even too familiar, has already-
shown that she can push the soldiers
out of the front ranks. Of course,
such methods are more like war than
those of elopees and divorcees. But.
the breach once having been made,
there may be hope for the others,
This, gentle reader, is Nebraska
weather. Can you beat it ?
The suffrage vote is very close, with
indications that it has lost out in Ne
li carelessness n-uits u ,
victory, p.rudencc will lock up to it
Sometimes it seems that experts
make more bum guesses than the
The smoke of battle has about
cleared away, and good feeiir.g pre
The race for secretary of state is
very close between Wait, present in
cumbent, and Charlev Pool, demo
crat. Old Joe Cannon vill again Lc in
congress after the 4th of next March.
He is old enough now to stay at home
and behave himself.
Congressman Stephens, in the Third
district, has ken re-elected by T.fiX)
majority. Dan is a hard fellow to
down, and no mistake.
pr. Wiley advocates a tax or.
chewing gum.- There is a brave man
who cares not what the I Ior.de sten
ographers think of him.
FL Beecher Howell will still hold his
position down in Omaha a: So.tW a
year. It's mariles tu chalk that he
won't run for office s,gaui soon.
'-.i.mlnti.r frii'rr I t-
ALCOUUL. a Pfcii UJiN'f.
A cgelablc- Er?paralion tr As
simiLntii'fi ihpF.i vf rT?rrint-i.
ting Uic SiOiTuicfcs andJDowds jf
ncss and Resl.CcntaLasneto?r
Opitint-Marpliine ircr Mineral
Not Nau cone.
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t ic:i Sour Stouten Dlarriiof i
Venus joitvuistons jenriiu
ness and Loss or Sleep.
racSiniil: Signature of
las Centauh CompasT,
o - y
Ihe ger.irs jvho ir.vcr.ts campaign i
lies may now turn his attention again
to getting up Ford etorles.
t least one snouldn t point witr
pride unless he can mal:e others on
the course do this pointing.
, . ... , .
(jovernor Morenead will have atiout
the same majority over Howell that
he had over Aldrich two years ago.
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For several years there will be aj
scarcity of foreign noblemen, and
American heiresses will have to buy
their husbanils at home.
Governor Mo.chead is ihe ur.iy chief
executive that lias been re-elected
for a second term for a number of
ycais. Genuine satisfaction decs
Y. 11. Puis is defeated for rioat
xopiOstiuative, iut not
m.Mr.5. howev er. lie carried Cass
county by o'." major ii but lost Otoe
by 00. It is a shame that democrats
will resort to the cutracreous means
they did to defeat a good, honest
farmer boy, who deserved honest
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FORTY YEARS AGO
Items of lnterrt to Our PeaJcr
Cleaned from th? Nc w srvjper
Kile oi .Md) Vc&rt Ao.
The following account of the eld
time spelling school that was held
here some forty years r.go is ef much
interest to the present generation in
the participants in the school who
have sir.ee grown giay with time's
The spelling match ai High School
hall en Iat Fnday evening wis &n
Aftor iistcr.irc t the songs, read
ings arri recitations which were very
entertair.iiig nr. I renderei with honor
and credit to the receptive persons
who gave them, the captains proceed
ed to choose the spellers. Gen. Liv
ingston being absent lion. Sam. M.
Chapman vvas c he-sen c;;.pta:n of Ccm
After bout iwcrty had Ken cKs-
en. en ei.cn u:e tne cc:..;ct eper.o.i
A few vcords were rn.si i:i stx-
arvund the first time, but :'r. ruling
had boon made this r.er.e should take
their seats en the
rvu:v.: so i
there was ret much hcs;:ncy ir, try
ing to spoil.
The spolliivg now conraev.cxxi i:i
earnest, and the r.rst trtin; was X. j
P. Windhim, who ver.t clown on "ur.-.e- !
thereby e tint; the
book. The srvllirg c;.v.;t:.r,:cd with
much enthusiasm: e by one they
fell till the rx-.ks cvrt? thlr. xrui
weary, ar.vi it vvs evident tt defost
an? victory- must soon oor.e- r.i it
aio not a man
t sti.di:vs: of
tf ' : fc!r-- :
11111111 ffi 0 OTilfl R
Exart Copy of Wrapper.
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For Infanta and Children.
Ths Kind You Have
Con-irany A; but the end was not yet.
Two young ladies, Miss Myrtle Pur
mele and Miss Eva Shelton, seemed
disposed to contest the ground, but
j the victory to Company E.
; Messrs. Burton and Hammond i.o--
were the only contestants for the fir.-t
prh'e, and after spelling a while both
;fed beneath the ceadly
, , , . ,
, the hands of Prof, fcti
i j, r.t Kn;,in. nr,..! mf.r,.i
they were allowed to try again. After
a Lard fight some "kerosene' explod-
ed and hurled Mr. Burton off the
stage, leaving Mr. Hammond un-
! scathed, who was then adjudged the
1 victor, and carried oil the '"Lady of
i the Lake." uhich he cavs is better
th-m no !adv at all.
! y 'r representative, nor, Ji.o. vv .
: barr.es. Oidn t leei very "courageous.
to he took his seat.
The "diphtheria"' now broke cut
and added several victims to its list.
Hon. Geo. S. Smith doesn't believe
in practicing "caliithtrics."
Hon. Sam. M. Chapman, with his
four years' experience in the "Great
Rebellion," still needs more "discip-
Judge Sprague took some "caster
o;l" and .says it will get any nta:i
Will Shyreck should set less tvr:
and rei-j his BibIe in ordcr' to
have a sure thing on "Pentateuch."
Lawyer Chapman presented Mr.
Hammond with Scott's "Lady of the
Lake." and Mr. Hammond blushed at
j the lady as he took her.
Mr. Geo. S. Smith then ca'.ied his
brother lawyer. Windham, up ar.d
j laid the speiiin? book affectionately
ion his head. Windham said a mistake
jhad been made, but guessed it ws c:i
jhira, and accepted gracefully. (Great
Spe;I;r.p Skule then broke up till
next Saturday ever.ir.g.
The spelling wt conducted ur.ee r
the guidance of Prcf. Sturges, vho
u.i his "rest English," prcour.c:-.g
the words with plainness and distinct
ness, acquitting hintsilf with gret
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