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PLATTSMOUTH S 1511 1-WEEK LY JOURNAL.
MmlDW, TtT.CTMPT.U. 7, 1!lf.
Cbc plattsmoutb journal
Published Sem l-W e k I y at Plottmouth, N t r.
tctetvtl i i lit- lw.o.liiv at X'la:tunml. N-lraka. as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Price: S1.50 Per
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
It i.- heaven upon earth to I
I have a man's mind move in v
charity. rest in Providence, and v
urn upon the poles of truth.
Keep in mmd that early Christmas
Sjpno.-v the progre. -ive petty con-
ibices to join hands with the demo-
e rats wnat then .
The turkey that parsed Thankgiv- j
i . r t i it yet oat of the wvods. (
1 r.rrtmas is coming.
Smite pe u Ie are eternally talking
war. a:. 1 tlmy wc-idd be the last fol
lows to to the front.
K .imor has it that Secretary Pryan ;
i- aIo;n to juit the cabinet. Don't .
o;; lr'.'vc ar.v such stuff. !
It is ho:e '
that ultimately both
d Villa may carry out j
t:rn to iva' c Mexico. :
Tr.e kaiser should feel gratified
the. the r amors a'out him r.ow deal
v.ih the eut of l.U murtavke and the I
-: of hi1- hair.
icm-.m ats are re -rest :
m the i
;; -It!' 'i. they ihoukl he
when .t comes to the sclce-
l ."po'.kcr of the house of rc-p-1
:ie!i oil ! ji n .-me.-
tbo opT-o.-ir.g forces there
:.o f th1 fourf.en million
the LI a ro pea n war left.
i it i- ai-l that Tommy Allen
aT :...;.ed Lhdte ! States dis-
i !! a; rrey, VVM, v. hat's the lif-
ee '.' -T- rn can :':11 the j-o.-ition
:-.s well as m;v of tho fellow-; that
1 Jul ! the j o.-iti' n for many years
: o :
v viM..jr 11, . -.head has appointed
J". V. I;-!ttor f EremoM to succeed
J-.!e Ho 11
c.v as district jt;
v.ii ha-- ;..ton elected to the supreme
i e:ah. Mr. P.jtt.;.! was recently elect
t,i to i ty j.ttorr.ey of Dodge county
y oe.- lio.i majority, and he is said
to be an able lawyer.
; r t
I..-tead . f
to . 4j!i:m..?i vitne-.-es arid make a for
n. i: e-tiraii'-n .f a innior that a
v. ih-.-- o ittlt had be.n put en ioj
f the baibiirg hoa.-iag the legation of
w h.y h b- had charge, lb and WhitlocU
I'M'.' led to the rojf ;:r.l discovered
ih.O. the pj;r.v.r wa-' fal o. ?dr. Whlt
i.K Lt will never make a bureaucrat.
v-n;me; cing la. t Tvc.vday, ( De-i:i.U-r
1 many articles of commerce
ir..-t hn e a revenue stamp attached
i i order to comply with L'ncle Sam's
'i''r-r. Tli is is what is commonly
known a- the war le.enue. All bills
( f biding ai:d freight bills must have
a r,r-ce!'.t 'amp attached and the
jc: -i i issuing same must attach the
s!u-iii. The i-ame iu!e af'jdies to ex-j;.-.
.- i::tt-r, and me - sages .sent for
trnsmis.-i u n the telegraph line
m-i-t also le .iecornj)ai.icd by the no
ce ."-.- a ry re" tr ue. A laiiure to comply
v. ;;a the law will :t ihoed by a fine
of .."0.oO. It i ; vciy .mrottoot that
c. yone having bu.-in-.- with the
railroad companies should become ac
qua:rrted with the regulations of the
r ,-r special reven ;e law, in order that
t r;- may not be unr.ceess?.rily em
b. r. sed or fined.
Year In Advanoe
See that home people are fed and
cared for first.
'ihere is no doubt thai the alliance
against Germany is a ''combination
in lestraint of trade.''
1 or every iron cross distributed to
war heroes there are a hundred thou
sand unseen crucifixions.
Ja.-t about tlie time a man collects
the living the world owes liim the
undertaker enters the front door.
"Onward. Christian Soldier" seems
to he the Imperial cry all over Europe,
land in some sections of Mexico.
Those who go away for a few years
ami come back a train are the ones
wire can appreciate the many lmprove-
(meets in Plattsmouth.
Ncv the government is warn ins the
pi bile against pre-ter.ded euros ef any
animal di-vises. A!out the nio,t
eiitci pi isirg and iei!ar.t people in
Ame: iea are the ipiucks.
Evcy i)oy looks forward to the
time when ha will be twenty-one years
obi and his own boss. After which he
.. . j t 'ft a
m ape to ooss a wne, it sne stamis
Some of our merchants are decorat-
in-T thci:" sLo"-v windows very tastily.
catches the eve of the
riy Christmas buyer. , and also re- i
nds the t.as.-ers-by that the ho!i-
h.ys are near at hand.
The old -State Journal u-ed to be a
po.'.er in politics. buL it ain't any
m-..ie. Theie i.- a oau.-e for it, an i
nobody knows what it is better than
ihe Joiuna! p-or.:e themselves.
Don't get the notion into your head
that the werr.cn do all the talking, for
thoie are some men in this town who
can double oi-count any woman we
eer aw (n gos.-i-.pjr.g arid knowing
all about other people's business.
Cov rnor f.Iorchead's next step is
into th.e United States senate. Why
shouldn't it be? The last election
. hov. s that he is one of the mo.-t pop
ular men in Nebraska, and that he has
been a governor true t the people.
The policy of the belligerents has
been to select such portions of the
Declaration of London a.; suited their
special purposes. The United States
government is right in insisting it is
binding as a whole or not binding at
Or course it is pretty hard for the
stare b.oiise gang to give up the soft
jobs they liave been hoh'hig down for
years, but this should not give them
cai'.-c for endeavoring to embarrass
the democrats who take their places.
Cue they will try to do it just the
ame. Cat without success mark
St they come back from Canada.
Some to begin over again, and some
to buy hack the old farm and pay the
penalty the rise in the iand imposes,
some to the wife's folks and some to
father's farm but back, back to Ne
braska. And Nebraska, like the
father of the oilier prodigal, welcomes
them. Ah, grand old Nebraska!
I he republicans ha ve a great deal
to say about the "democratic war
tax.' Well, they must have some
thing to say about, democrats, and it
is jurt as well that as anything. Cut
how about tiie republican war tax a
few years ago? Was it a republican
or democratic necessity? Some re
publican papers are henc-st enough to
be fair, wiiihi others wouldn't be fair
under toy ''icouitanc-a.
WHY HOWELL WAS DEFEATED.
That Ii. Beccher Hcwell, the re-
i.i: - i: 4'
the generous use of two-doliar bills
is a theory given general publicity by
the Lincoln Journal on the basis of a
nebulous "rumor" reported by the
Kearney Hub. The theory has pene
trated to the republican weekly papers
of the state and a number of them
have commented, with appropriate in
dignation, on the awfulncss of con
ditions when such things are possible
"here is no one to stand sponsor for
this story. Not one scintilla of evi
dence has been advanced to substanti
ate it. It is nothing but a bare-faced
and silly lie. like so much of the an
onymous political scandal that the
Journal devotes tself to disseminat
ing. It is a foul slander of the Ne
braska electorate winch, we fancy.
v.ouid be relented had not Nebraska
gotten wearily past the point of car
ing to resent or refute the calumnies
which the Lincoln Journal peddles.
Those who are silly enough to be de
ceived by unfounded tales such as ap
pear daily in the Journal's columns
may be left to wallow about in the
mire of their delusions. They are
hop less, anyhow. They see Nebraska,
through the lenses furnished by the
Journal, not as the most intelligent
state in the union, not as one of the
cleanest states in the union, not as a
state inhabited by a prosperous, well
informed and thoroughly independent
people with whom political two-dollar
bills would go a mighty small ways
even if they were to fall thick as the
leaves of Yallambrosa. They see Ne-.
braska, instead, as a state sodden in
corruption, vice, ignorance and crime;
a state whose voters are led about by
'.heir respective noses by brewers and
distillers and saloonkeepers and rail
road magnates and corporation
cormorants; a state thai, steeps itself
in everything that is politically and
soe:ally abhorrent, except on those
rare occasions when a sweeping re
publican victory is recorded. There is
no u -e to rsason with people who wiil
believe such things of Nebraska as the
Journal is continually suggesting.
There is no use to present facts to
them. They are impervious to reason
ami indi!Terent to facts or they would
be standing up for Nebraska as Ne
bjuskans, on her record and her
merits, deserves to have ail her citi
zens stand up for her. But for the
satisfaction of sane ptoplt let us take
a look at the facts.
Mr. Howell was defeated for gov
ernor. He was defeated by a ma
jority so large as to surprise both hi-;
opponents and his supporters. This
much is true self-evidently true.
What was it that defeated him and
defeated him so overwhelmingly?
Was it two-dollar bills peddled
about by wicked democrats and
wicked plutocrats who, with this piti
ful bribe, hired swarms of repub
licans republican?, the only good and
pure and virtuous citizens of the
state to vote against him? There
isn't, we make bold to say, a single
intelligent citizen of Nebraska who
Was it th moss-backed democratic
cohorts, who. by piumping their bal
lots sedidly and without a scratch
against him, snowed him under? It
was not. There are not enough
democrats in the slate to do it, in the
llt .st place not by a good many thou
sand. And in the second pl.i(? it is
idle to ignore a fact fiat eicr. well
informed Nebraska voter is already
aware of a good many thousauJ Ne
braska democrats, whose nv.rds had
been poisoned against Governor
Morchcad before the campaign began,
refused to vote for him and cas'. their
votes for Howell. Governor Itf ore
head knows it, Mr. Howell knov-r it,
and the Lincoln Journal knows it.
Was it, then, the republic-am; who
defeated Mr. Howell?
Kind reader, it was.
And it required no two-doliar bills
to buy their votes against him. On
the contrary many of them, if neces
sary, would gladly have paid two dol
lars for the privilege.
We might as well talk out loud and
call things by their right names.
Candidate Howell, though he re
ceived thousands of democratic votes,
raui.ta.i wrmuaie i- 8 thousands upon thousands of repub
the late campaign, was defeated by j liciins c0ljld hard!y wait for the )oII,
and although the republican party is
the majority party in Nebraska, war.
defeated by almost 20,000 because
to open and give them the chance to
rush to the booths to mark their bal
lots against Howell.
They did not do it, we repeat, for
two dollars. They did not do it be
cause "the brewers" wanted them to.
They did not do it because some cer
tain corporation wanted them to. They
didn't give a tinker's dam for t he
brewers and the corporations.
They voted against Howell, and
beat him till the welkin rang, because
lie wasn't their brand of republican.
They voted against him because he-
was denominated a "progressive re
publican," and had supported Roose
velt, while they themselves were reg
ular republicans and had stood by
Taft. They voted not alone to
punish him, much as that rejoiced
thcrn, but to pui ish through him tin
tens of thousands of Nebraska re
publicans who had revolted in I'M 2
and helped destroy the greatness an i
the power of the republican or-
That is the truth, : imnle as truth
ahvavs is. Why not recognize it?
Why should anybody be so silly as to
stick hi-; head in the sand, as the Lin
coln Journal doe-', am' pretend to be
lieve that the absurd arid preposterous
lie about two-dollar bills furnishes the-
explanation oi republican deleat m
Do yoi.r Christmas shopping with a
libel a 1 advertiser.
Japan can boa.-t that it f.ni.-hed its
part ef the war trrst.
The hustling meriiiani always gets
he cream of the Chri-tmas tiade.
All instruments tiled in the county
ecorder's oli.ee no.v must be stamped.
Tiie new armv bid a
Ii is not every 70-year-oid 1 ri le
groom that -an boirow money of ill
-T-ye:ir-old 1 ride.
The Jr'tate Journal denr't se m to be
r-atirlied with anything that Cove' nor
3Iorehe:ul may do. Ad the better for
The death --d the hangman in Judge
Talker's court at IV rt I'.mith. Arkan
sas, seems to have left the state with
out an experienced executioner.
: o :
Our people arc complying with the
revenue law as rapidly as they cam
Americans always comply with the
laws of the land, and are patriotic to
lf the first three days of December
rule the winter, as the old weather
prophets are want to say, December
and January will lie fine ones. Put
we shall see what we shall see.
The New York World turns is bat
tel ies on 31 r. Hrynn. Put then this is
not the first, time the World has been
guilty of this trick. And Mr. Pryan
got used to this several years ago.
The jingoes sang that they had the
ships, the men and the money, too.
Seci clary Daniels improperly applies
the name to those who merely insist
that we ought to have the ships and
the men for emergencies.
A divorcee announces the cheerful
discovery that she can support her
self and two children on ?'jn,t,-00 a
year, when not bothered with a hus
band. Put most women have been
aware of this for many years.
The suggestion of (dcorge P. Mc
Ck'llau, jr., ex-mayor of New York,
that the United Siate.; may have to
fight the victors in the European war,
teems preposterous. The general
opinion seems to be that the countries
engaged in war will have their suf
ficiency, no matter who wins, for 'some
time to come. Nevertheless, it would
be just as well for this country to be
ready for any emergency.
It would seem unnecessary to call
attention to the sullering thai the.,e
cold wind .3 indict upon the unfortun
ates ef our city, yet the majority of
the people wait to be sohene 1 be fo.-e
they contribute lieip. Very IV ,v peo
ple make any investigation or imj.iiry
as to the condition or the needs of
the helpless poor, and they know ony
in a general way that winter entails
mo;e or less distress among the ex
tremely poor of tiie city. This seem
ing indifference may be attributed to
lack of information on the sunject, eu
to the lack of time to investigate an i
sor.iethiK-s, but not often, to down
right se'iish.iess. Cat . h:.'. er
rea-cas people may have for waiting
to be solicited, it cannot be too t rong
ly urged that everyone should gr.e
according t) hi.; means, when called
-spi n. I'iatt-eiiouth has a corisidei al i
oei.idalb'.i that is v or;.- ut'itly on the
"':iL' c l i h e." e c:i in times e ! !
gi i ales; ,.ro:- i?e''i'.y, and whim wilder
i lose-; in imc.o them the si: .ae ent de
mands of c ! i weather cannot be met.
Cold weather re-juires more fuel, more
ninr.liy the ir.com
not .--dl-ch-nt, e-v.-n
than I..- body
V. ; 'e a.e' !ac'
ing ( auses a htrg"
d'.i'-i-ig white: . ar
of a ho-se!".(i'd :.-
: stimmer, to mine
n i Level-
( in ; a
! lie - ; very
in -; cap:. .ly
:i; . a ! tl '
i ;i run.' a e
of til-- ( ii; .
s of vai i'i;..
i'r o.rr city
expen.-e. ae i fre ;''..n
fa.f,..ly of ii in c- .nre.
of i en i le -: n y s 1 ii c;
(e the he.ci ;" t.he 1
V.ea'.er Tr.ii'Oeis ,,f
thiown u;i!; the inn:
vi. i througli mh-forit
kinds, j,,-. erty
; eo; ie, ami i ".'
l n e
t on-tnt s
1 oi ill- se
, i . .
.re rinnn :
o w n
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T - .
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Co na .1"
While there i
hi many line
net ! ,e a r m i '1
m ; :' e
In thr -r
m-n t be i
Men who c;
for a day,
i ?r.:;.-t let m :.e sm'fer !i
rend r.ec -n.;ne ; of hf
:-.!! give er.r ploymeid, t vc
sliomd. let r. be .-mown to ;
bti.-i.iess it is to hok af-j
lC!' the lit eds
;ed iri t'-.e work of
Those who arc ee
charky should 11 ml no dhhcn'ry hi
procui Ing s jihciiiit ftir.d.i to meet the
needs of thei- vvorl:. Tiie good peop'e
slroul l give freely an i give as gem -r-oiis'y
as tlary cm anil if all will lah
a little there will be plenty ami to
spare. In any event, dear reader,
il'-nd be groreby if you are asl-ed to
contribute to help lesson the pangs of
poverty in your own city, if you are
able to give money, you can at least
rr'ive a I'le'iisant look a?.l rinik1 to
those who ask you to lu if).
(b neral Jeirre has esial!i - bed his
hend.piartei s seventy miles behind
the filing line. Ceneia! Joifro is not
only a great military geniu:-, but be
is one of the world's greatest ex
ponents of the safciy-dist movement.
Keturns fo Pierce County.
Kt-em S;it iii-ct.i Vrt I'iiily.
'd;n N. Peck, one of the Jo i: in 1 s
excellent Noting Cermnn farmer j
frion!s. from west of the city, was
... . I
visiting and trading among 1 Mat is-
meuth business men lo.lav. and while
here paid the Jomrnil oibce a l.rn t
calk Por the past two weeks he has
been enieyim-a visit from his brother,
lienry Peck,' of Pierce county, who
returned home yesterday, iknry war.
a lesident of this county about four -
' . en years ago.
nd of c ourse en ovs
an occasion".! visit back to the old
home. He enrolled ids name for the
Journal for one year and will keep
the humiemings in old
r a It: roue; ii
columns in the
. . . , . ...
A I r.M ' '
, - 1 '- ..- v
TTtf Y- r
hi'i i:.tv" ilwrtys Iou'Iil, av.tl which lias? l;c'ii
r :. : '., ) j t ::":;, La.; Lorno tlio higTiatufc of
v.-nl ;as I,"f';i inrulo initlor Ins licr-
.- .4 . ; );;:il
lis, ?; i'.: -.: i ;');
t ' f e. .Jo w'.'.ii
. ' T ' . t . 5 ,
;--;;', i r
?x:- ; .ie
.-.::( : ,v"
?ms b e i
- :t 'I n:- h .t.-I It ate for far-tor Oil, Parri
; - s-. ; :- r.:.;.v S. rrrps. tt is ;d-:::n(. It
. i'V ' pi.n.i, f -I . ' rid: i :r iinr l;i' Sr-rcotiu
ti-i rg --. is i i s ci:ir.n:(-. It ilc.-troys Worm
"v'-'v I , r. .'.o- v. J 'or iisoro thirty years it
::; ci -r, ;i i. i, r -.f f :r ilu: i i I : f tji atii)atiTi,
, A.'iiitl rJ'oo: bi:;g; TrowJjIos and
:;, r .::!..;; the .v;'l ta.uli and Jlowel.;,
la" Ih.il, gi . in-: lie'rithy and ?iaturul &lcti
i.'c:i s i'a;ur'.-a-i.!u
'? '7 V i .
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. it ii
m. . c
:: 'e f h,.ars'
.i:v- seem to
c so niucli id"
e::n,n:y as .v.-:-
,. :i .-n end f-i.
Pm-ke. v.h i ! n : 1
'. Ibirhe and fa
:) the-l' i' ;
rh.y met nidi ;
S 'ward. P wa-;
i.,n itrro n.!"!h"!
Wi'.s th-ov. :i ,-:t
eras ccm.ddi ra! ly
. and Id'-r. A. P.
-. am! Mr-;. John A.
eon v i-i.i-g with K.
r.iiy, we-e I'etininr'g
t Yin h in an auto
ii! v. -er ie"'t clo-i' to
so one else
r of V
ogi r. -e'
on lay of the
death of his brother.
j who died at Cedar Papid-;. Iowa, Sun-
uav a 1 ' ci noon.
t went !
there last week when info'
nu-.l of his
ri.-t ne-' :- niiiir;, mn. as ne i.e.o ;ieati
d home Saturday,
roveii ne rcLurni.
! was e'teativ slioclreil when he re
ceived ihe message of Ids death. Mr.
arid Mrs. .Mueller left Monday even
ing to attend the funeral.
"The High Cost of Loing."
Krom S.ilur'l:?y's I'.-iily.
la several of tiie counties of the
U'l.- .-.v!: n ' l : :i;t : in r. f
, ' 4, "
whether or not the marriage
. . . , . , -
ceri mcai es i-.-aeu o.. j.-i-i-. oit. iu.n-
. . i i i i i .. i i
l.-ters are io oe siampe-i ov me new
war (ex .''-tamps that are l:eing placed
... t:r.. ... i . Tl...
n so many mum-m .;:n:e-s.
deckmn of the o.ilclals of Douglas
. -i i ii. . ..... ..i: . ...u,. i
(county ! wmt u.v i-.wi.e-, v...o ... e
been admiring their we.ldin;:
crtiiicates which have been issued
sin e the stamp tax went into effect
should, return them and. affix thereon
j a -stamp of 10 cents, which burden is
to I .c taxe;l onto tnose wno enter into
the state of matrimony. It is, how
ever, not mmes.ary to furnish the
cert ifleates unless requested to do so
j by the bride and groom, and many
v. ill escape the 'h.ih cod of loving"
in this manner.
Pj Q DM lh.4
f. - i - v - ? ' -va
iijTv.2:iyn 1 1 1 c o itsi inf. in-y
no io to de-ivo yon in thi-
uml .Tiit-as-;:oxi am; 'nut
ajnl ,;itiai:' or tlm u.Jta of
..--.!.,. ... f t i ; .. I'vii..!':::!! :i.
. . X-i V IT J
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Ovor cO Yoars
O ' ("IT'
1'lat !.- mouth I'cmlo Have (iood Kca
s;,:i for ( oi.ipiete lieliance.
I)o you kl.'-w how
'1' I relit f from backaclie;
'l-i correct distressing urinary ills;
To a is l w.-ak kidre.- 7
Many people in this vicinity know
se 1 Ib.an'e Kidney Pills;
'! n e 1 their worth in manv
11. n.e I
: Matism.'.uth testimony:
I". .-h Prhd.mar., Eleventh ami
streets, riatl.-muth. savs:
se- ernl years I was bothered by
.i-lacys. My l ack e f ten pained
- ly. . Headaches; and dkmy
bethe:.-.! me and my sight be-
:-o ba.l'y aTi cte-1 that I couldn't
J'i ::n's Kidney Pills were so
'.veemrner.ded that I decid.d to
eetr. ar.d got a box at Coring Jc
P.re- e''e;.-. I.; a shoi't time
hee'id me in every way. I am
without Doan's Kidnev Piils on
" 'c at ail dealers. P-ri't
for a kidney remedy got
K: ey Piils the same that
mhmrm had. l-'oster-M iiburn
.;-. iiuhalo. N. Y.
11 m r z r T
A RECORD BREAKING EN
GiBEHENT IN CHICAGO
l-'i oei ';i t ur.luy's I a:!y.
Tbe Perlin oncretta. "A Mo.ln-n
! vcii.-'n e:,.e.-,l i- , : I J t
I ing e";r.-gemeiit in Chicago, wiil be
;J ; , , ..-,.(;.,,, .,t '.lrmole iht'.cr
I -tt- w i -. . , T, ...
.i 1 1 i--in - m.u niK'ii, I'eeeir.uer '.
Tiie marm -rement have assembled a
cast of prominent principals for this
t.rm, and will offer an elaborate
scenic and costurrio production. A
modern live" has proven to be the
greatest musical success Europe has
i'-iven us. and it :ilrr:i.lv -i m-h;i j in
point ot: Popularity, any previous
! ,, ,., ,
'ii j; en. hum in yvni
The music, by Victor Hollaender and
Jean Ciihcrt, embraces song hits al
ready established as popular favor
ites all over the country. The now
famous "Good-bye, Everybody" waltz
is being whistled and hummed every
where. Other popular numbers are:
"Is the Girl You Married Still the
Girl You Love?" "Lonesome Moon,"
"Pita, My Margarita,"' "Every Day Is
Christmas When You're Married,"
and "Won't You Smile?"
Cmid of Liver Complaint.
"I wa s .suffering with liver com
plaint," says Iva Smith of Point
Plank, Texas, "and decided to try a
2Ve box of Chamberlain's Tablets, and
am happy to say tha? I am completely
cured and can recommend them to
eve'-yone." For rale by all dealers.
Nichols ITalmes, the Weeping Wa
ter miller, was in the city today for
a few hour- looking after some mat
ters of Lushiess,
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