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PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1916
Cbe piattsmouth journal
PI IILUHKU SEMI-WKEKI.V AT IM.ATTSMOI TH, SKBIUSKA.
Entered at 1'ostolSce at riattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION miCK: 1UJ0
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Certainly in our little sphere,
V it is r.ot thj most active people
to whom we owe tne most.
J It is the lives like the star?,
V which simply pour down on us -I-V
the calm light of their bright
and faithful being, up to which
we look, and out of which we J
pathcr the deepest calm and
V courage. Brooks. v
A number of new cot tapes poinp up.
Keep the friends that are your
Winter i trying awful hard
"lir.per in the lap of Spring."
Only two moe weeks to hustle,
boys, if you want to be nominated.
Dignity may sometimes stoop to
conquer, but it never stoops to provel.
Mr. Bryan (not Charley) will speak
here April II. He has always drawn
a poexi crowd in Flattsmouth.
There is a bip difference between
boosie- and "buster" in politics
cne works to hoo-t the party, the
ether to Lust it.
A man learns a little as he prews
older and isn't so much afraid he will
miss fr-methinp by not cominp down
town at nipht.
What has become of Stoccker's
l- r.i for governor? It has pone
pi rr rr.t rir.cr an..!.ir the things th.it
Wt-n "died a 1-jrniii.' "
IIx-Se:iator V. nkctt would prove the
ric'r.t man for vice president on the
repi.Uican ticket if Justice Hughes is
r. rr.ir.ated for president.
If the democratic newspapers of the
s-U.e a-e any indication of the
strength cf Keith Neville for eover
?.. r. he will cirtai-ily have a walkaway
for the nomination.
It is said that I. G. Dunn, candidate
f-r United Sta- -enatnr on the dem
ocratic ticket, is attorney for the Wil
low Springs B.-ewing company and
r.ow runnir.p on the prohibition ticket.
There is this dirTerer.ee between the
two principal candidates for governor
on the democratic ticket if Keith
Neville svts the nomination he can be
elected, and if Charley Bryan is suc
cessful he can't; that's all there is
With pasoline retailing at twenty
cents whereas it was selling at ten
cents a few s-hcrt weeks ago, members
of congress are perfectly safe in swat
ting the Standard Oil company when
ever they f.nd a spare moment.
Stories about the dye shortage are
being carried to such a ridiculous ex-t'-r.t
that a St. Louis guy fears we
v ill have to chancre the colors of the
American flag. Good newspaper cor
respondents down there in St. Louis.
Rurbank's edible cactus, is said to
1-e a success, and one never knows
whether one has eaten it or not, as
many cf the mysterious compounds
ere encounters taste as thouph they
were made of cactus or something
The Panama canal is to be opened
?. gain April 13 and the date of the
i pxt closing remains somewhat indef
inite, depending on the way the slides
i -crave along the Culebra cut. There
er.courr cement, however, in the
statement of an eminent geologist
that the?e slides can be conquered.
Meanwhile, tho-e who used to shout
lor a sea level canal are having a good
time vindicating themselves.
A. E. Paling, son of our friend, Wal
ter Paling of Greenwood, who was a
candidate for float representative on
tne democratic ticket, has withdrawn
from tr.e race. Mr. Paling is a very
bright young man and would have
filled the position with great credit to
hi? constituents. But with thrco can
. Lates In this county and only enc in
Otw county, there w.uM not have
I f-cn the least .show for the nomination
to land in this county.
V 12 A It
NO BUNCH AND JUDY.
Just as Keith Neville gives assur
ance in his character and personality
that democratic success at the polls
this fall will give us a clean, upstand
ing figure as chief executive, so does
! the candidacy of W. B. Banning of
Union guarantee a like creditable per
sonage for lieutenant governor.
Mr. Banning offers the very best
prospect in all the list of aspirants
for this place. He, too, is clean, ca
pable and business-like. He has won
his spurs as a legislator and demon
strated his comprehension and appre
ciation of the obligation of a public
There would be no sobbing and sing
ing, no falsetto demagogy, no clown
ish posings of person nor shrieking
specularity of vocalization, with W.
B. Banning presiding over the senate.
Under his ministration that body
would be the staid and decorous insti
tution it should be. What if Mr. Ban
ning's hair is blonde? He begrudges
the barber nothing. And he speaks
the language of the common man. His
deportment is never that of the com
edian or the tragedian. He leaves the
show business to the stage and its ex
ponents. Mr. Banning is a modest man, who
ha been content to let his neighbors
an 1 acquaintances discover his vor
tue. which they have done, rather
than set them to rhyme and sing them !
ii.iivi.. xiv iia.i Ail inr i(...rt:ttia
impress upon the legislation of the
state, and in his home community is
honored of all men. He ouuht to be
nominated and elected. Lincoln Star.
It is time to be thinking about our
summer amusements. At least we
can talk about them.
There are thirty-ei-rht letters in the
A 1 menhir, alphabet, or ahr.i 1 1 one. let
ter to each inhabitant remaining in
Time to think about how much im
proving each property owner is going
to do this spring in order to make his
home more beautiful.
Perhaps the best test of a man's
citizenship is to ascertain whether
more of his pennies po fen safety
matches than for newspapers.
The United States senate has con
firmed the appointment of Joseph W.
Woodward to be federal judge in Ne
braska. Now it is Judge Woodward.
If the standpat republicans come
into power again, will they attempt
to help out the depleted European
population by fathering "infant in
dustries" in this country?
Some of the colleges won't let their
graduates write commencement essays
on the war, as it would arouse parti
san feelings, but the choice of the
state flower is a good quiet subject
that can be treated without a row.
The Republican party doesn't know
whether after June its head is going
to lock like an elephant or a bull
moose. If a moose, then the 1912
tribe of elephants will refuse to rec
ognize the call and fall by the way
side. If an elephant, the 1'J12 bull
moose won't know the bellow and will
refuse to gang with the clumsy ani
mals. There's no way of escape.
It looks very foolish for the demo
cratic party V get itself in the shape
that it is at the present time. It is
not the fault of the masses of the par
ty by ny means but it is truly the
fault cf those who try to rule and if
r-tharwise to ruin it. If Charley
Bryan can't be the democratic nomi
nee for governor, his leading support
ers would prefer to see the party
In a speech opening his campaign
for re-election in Massachusetts, Sen
ator Lodge mads serious objections to
the policy of the Wilson administra
tion with reference to taxes. No sur
rrise about that. The income tax has
always been objectionable to repub
licans like Lodge. Their policy has
been to tax the poor to support the
government and pass the hat around
to the rich for the support of the re
publican campaign. The Wilson ad
ministration enacted the income ta:
l iv; and now th rich he'n support the
government instead of the republican
part v. Lodge doesn't like it, but the
' people do.
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BAD IF NOT FOR BRYAN.
No sooner does a democrat, or a re
publican either, for that matter, get
his political wires crossed with those
of Mr. Bryan and refuse to take die
tation from the hands of the great
commoner, than he becomes a shame
less ally of Satan and an agent of
everyone and everything that is per
For months past the few Nebraska
country newspapers that have sub
missively accepted Bryan orders as
their gospel have been wont to refer
to Senator Hiicheock as "the Standard
Oil senator." This was arbitrarily
done. There was no proof to offer that
the senator had any interest or sym
pathy for Standard Oil, but those who
sought to so characterize him needed
Unfortunately it was just as impos
sible, for a time, to prove the con
tiary. To deny the impeachment sim
ply invited its repetition, and jcon-
But Senator Hitchcock has just in
troduced in the United States senate
a resolution demanding an investiga
tion of the prices of gasoline to deter
mine why that now popular com
modity has doubled in price to con
sumers within a few months.
This is 'going to embarrass some
what the Bryaie slander mills of the
country press, who can hardly assume
that Standard Oil seeks any t-uch in
vestigation, or tesults which may fol
low what seems to be in the inevitable
It is in the same country papers
that one may look for denunciation of
Arthur Mullen as a brewery creature
who is in the habit of hanging about
the state capitol to prevent restrictive
liquor legislation and in behalf of spe
cial interests. And yet members of
the 1C0'. legislature know that no man
did more to secure the passage of the
8 o'clock closing law than Arthur Mul-
1 1 A
e:i, ana surc;y no cr.e w:u ruggesi
he did it in the interest of the
It is to oppose Arthur Mullen as
car.Jidate for national committeeman
that Mr. Bryan's crafty lieutenants
have brought out James C. Pahlman,
who. as mayor of Omaha, was among
those who bombarded the state house
to prevent the 8 o'clock closing meas
ure from becoming a law, and who has
ever since permitted the sale cf liquor
in tea-cups after hours in Omaha in
defiance of this law.
And it is to brat Senator Hitchcock,
denounced as the brewery candidate
for senator, that the.-e same Bryan
lieutenants have brought out I. G.
Dunn, attorney for an Omaha brew
ery, who was also among those who
bombarded the capitol to prevent the
S o'clock closing measure from becom
ing the law of Nebraska.
Sometimes it seems as if the cam
paigns of the Biyar. i are, because cf
i heir shift'ness in ruthless political
combinations, made up ehielly of in
consistencies, but it is submitted that
this effort to boat Hitchcock and Mul
len with Dunn and Dahlman is about
the most glittering gem in the Bryan
diadem of glaring inconsistencies.
In democratic ranks it has come to
be quite well understood that, no mat
ter what one's impulses and views are
as to the lienor traffic, if he fails to
take Bryanic orders submissively, he
is an ally of the brewers and the spe
cial interests. The smut begins flying
his way. Lincoln Star.
The election passed off very smoothly-
Now for Piattsmouth and Flatts
Now is the time to withdraw, while
the withdrawing is good.
Too many of our motorists seem to
thii.k they arc running submarines.
. ;i i ;
Every citizen should be for Piatts
mouth then let us show it by our
It seems that the submarine com
manders have quit making formal re
ports. The saw and hammer and brick and
stone trowel can be heard in every di
rection in Piattsmouth. Building in
every section of the city.
... . ;, . .
Vhile they can't be officially warneu
off aimed boats they might be shamed
off. Don't play with matches while
fitting on a powder keg.
However, this department hasten .
to join the shoe manufacturers in th
movement to keep the short skirts
short. We are not in the shoe busi
ness, but out interests are itlentical
we are in the paragraph business.
It seems to be hard to tell just
where Bryan stands in speeches, so
contradictory has he become. But we
all know his principal effort is to pet j
his brother Charley nominated for.
governor, but herein is where he fails
as he generally does when he tries to I
do too much.
jtore anyone m tne great crowd leit ior
Villa is being taken bit by bit.
Lvcry woman can J:ecp a secret
The Hay bill seems to be just strav
Either way, Turkey seems destined
to be treated like a crippled stepson
This is also the season when a town
man would like to be a farmer if h
didn't have to farm.
Livestock interests demand a thor
cugh investigation of the alleged
combine of the packers.
if Mr. Bryan can get any the best
of Vie Wilson in the talkfest going
on, he is welcome to. Wilson is about
as able to hold his own as Biyan is
And yet. rcirardljss of President.
Wilson's views on the subject, there
continues to be some risk in the mat
ter of tiaveling on armed
Henry Ford's peace junket cost
him -100,000, and an expert could
have arranged a more effective adver
tising campaign for less: money. Not
that it is likely Mr. Ford arranged
the trip for that purpose, but in the
matter of geneial results, that is all
it amounted to.
Mike Kime's withdrawal from the
lace for float representative on the
democratic ticket leaves but one can
didate for that position now in Cass
county L. G. Todd, and he can be
nominated, but the three candidates
wouldn't have each gotten a look in.
Tod 1 should go to work now and get
out his voters.
The American great spring driva
will be started in a few weeks when
the lifting and beating of carpets, to
tal inability for a man to find himself
-.- anything else around the house, and
rn atmosphere of general disturbance
of tempers and nerves as well as liv
ing arrangements, will be the rule in
.hc United States.
High tribute, vas paid Irish men
and women for the part they have
takr-n in the development of the
United States by William H. Taft, in
:mi address delivered in Chicago at
th: St. Patrick's day banquet of the
I.i-h Fellowship cb.ib. "There has
been an easy amalgamation of the
Iii-h with our American life," said
Mr. Taft. "They hail added much to
the composite Americ e from
various European stock?. They have
softened the American wit. They
have added to American tenderness.
They have increased the spirit of
good fellowship, added to our social
grace, increased our poetical imagi
nation, made us more optimistic and
added to our sunny philosophy."
GETTING BUSINESS OF NEW
One reason why the advertising
game is .such a leading factor in mod
ern business is that population is so
constantly changing. Years ago peo
ple used to settle down in one place
and live there all their lives. Having
grown up in a place, they knew all the
merchants from way back. They had
some idea as to who was enterprising
and alert, and who was slow and indif
ferent. Advertising was useful then,
but not so wholly necessary as now.
But many mei chants are still trying
to do business as if these conditions
still existed. Nowadays the popula
tions of most towns is very fluctuat
ing. If a store is satisfied merely to
keep the old customers, it finds that a
certain proportion die off each year. A
far larger proportion have moved else
where. Meanwhile a constant influx of
new peop1 come in. It is a common
remark, even in small places, that the
town is full of new faces. When a
new family comes in, they immediate
ly want to know where to trade. They
know nothing of the history or reputa
tion eif the merchants. The first thing
they do is to buy a newspaper and find
out what stores are advertising. As a
usual thing they open up accounts
with merchants whose notices they
have read. A man may have done
business for a lifetime in his old loca
tion, all of it honorable trade. He may
have given good value all these years
and have an established circle of pa
tronage. The newcomer knows noth
ing of all this. Indeed he is a little
suspicious of old established firms,
knowing that sometimes they live too
much on old reputations. Business re
lations made with newcomers through
advertising usually prove permanent.
The man who advertises realizes the
necessity of making good the prom-
ises he puts into print. He pets the
cream of the new trade, and wins the
friendship of new people, who to less
enterprising merchants are wholly
For State Senator.
I will be a candidate for the demo
cratic re-nomination for state senator
from the district composed of Cass
and Otoe counties, subject to the wil
of the voters, at the primaries on Ajri
ISth. JOHN MATTES,
For County Sheriff.
We are authorized to announce the
candidacy of John Wunderlich for re
t omination for the office of sheriff of
Cass county, subject to the will of the
voters at the primaries on April loth
For State Senator.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for state senator on th repub
liean ticket from Cass and Otoe coun
ties, subject to the will of the voters
at the primary election.
ANDKEW P. MORAN.
For County Sheriff.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for sheriff of Cass county on
the democratic ticket, subject to the
will cf the voters at the primary April
18th. G. H. MANNERS.
For County Attorney.
I wish to announce to the voters of
Cass county that I have filed on the
democratic ticket for the office of
county attorney. I will appreciate
your support and if elected will do my
cst to fill the office faithfully.
J. A. CAP WELL.
For State Senator.
I hereby announce thut I will be a
candidate for the office of state sen-
tor at the primaries held on April
ISth, subject to the will of the repub-
ican voters of the district, composed
of Cass and Otoe counties.
A. F. STURM,
Fcr St;!te Representative.
I hereby ar.nounce my candidacy for
the office of state representative sub
let to the will of the democratic vot
ers at the general primary on April
18. Your support will be appreciated.
For County Treasurer.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
e-nomination to the office of county
treasurer on t;o republican ticket,
subject to the wil? of the voters at
support cf th
on April ISth. The
e voters will be ap
MAJOR A. HALL.
For Count j- Treasurer.
I desire to announce my candidacy
jor the ofiee of county treasurer on
the republie .n ticket, subject to the
wishes of the voters at the primaries
April ISth. I will appreciate the
votes of my friends.
ARTHUR L. BAKER.
Fcr Float Representative.
I will be a candidate for the office
of float representative from the dis
trict composed of Cass and Otoe coun
ties, subject to the will of the demo
cratic voters at the primary on April
18th. The support of the voters will
be appreciated. L. G. TODD,
For District Clerk.
I hereby announce to the voters
that I will be a candidate for the of
fice of clerk of the district court at
the April primaries, subject to the
wishes of the republican voters.
For Float Representative.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for Float Representative, be
tween Otoe and Cass counties, sub
ject to the will of the democrats at
the primaries on April 18th.
C. J. Mullis.
For County Assessor.
I will be a candidate for the nomi
nation for the office subject to the
wishes of the democratic voters at the
primary April 18th. The support of
my friends will be appreciated.
P. E. Ruffner.
For County ssessor.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of county assessor on the
democratic ticket at the forthcoming
primary election on April ISth. Your
support will be appreciated.
Al. D. Despain.
For County Treasurer.
To the democratic voters of Cass
county, I desire to state that I will be
a candidate at the primaries on April
18th for the office of county treasurer
and would appreciate their support.
W. R. Bryan.
Notice of Withdrawal.
In the interests of promoting har
mony in the democratic ranks for the
corning primary election I have de
cided to withdraw as a candidate for s
float representative. I desire to thank ,
my friends for thrir assistance and '
appreciate very much their kind words
in my behalf. A. E. Pailing.
I was born in Otoe county, Nebras-
ka, February 13. 1873, and have lived
in this cc unty all of my life time, and
have been a dcmociat and voted the
ticket since attalninp my majority. I
raduatcd from the law department
of the state university in the class of
IS'.N".. Immediately upon giaduation I
war, a .nutte.i to tne bar. and nave
een continuously engaged in the
practice of law in this county since a
hoit time at er admission. At the
resent time I am the senior member
.- ii.. v: ,.e T i. p n.: i.
u. m in u oi iw i:; suii v xieuu-e,
attorneys. I served as city attorney
'-'. ' . v't,' -r
f Nebraska City from 1j04 to lf0G. many of the leading democrats of the
n the fall of 100;". I was elected coun- district. I was not a seeker of the of
y attorney of Otoe county, and upon free but when a petition was filed, I
icing renominated was elected with-
FCR RAILROAD COMMISSIONER
W. S. RIDGELL
The entrance into the race of W. S.
Ridgell as a candidate for state rail
road commissioner was the signal for
an outburst of enthusiasm ntt con
fined to any section of the state.
When going to Lincoln three
years ago as fire commissioner his ac
out. If a complaint before the board,
was limited. He made good as fire
'ommissioner and has given the state
valuable service as reports from his
office published at various times
prove. The above cut is a very good
picture of him and in that head of his
is contained more practical ideas than
is stored away in the heads of all the
theorists in government combined. His
nerve is unbounded for giving expres
sion to those ideas and carrying them
is why the people are all for Mr.
should he become a member, is just
and right, immediate relief will be af
forded and given and it will be up to
the opposition to do the technical
fighting. One might say he would be
only a minority member, but listen,
friends. On a board composed of
members fearful of violating some
technical point, if there be one mem
ber of nerve, the others are not going
to oppose it, because such timid men
are too fearful of public opinion. In
his views he is fair to all sides. In
any controversy he would do nothing
that would be unfair to either side in
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of D. W. Livingston
out opposition from the other party.
The newspapers of the county, includ-
ing the republican newspapers, will
bear me out in saying that my admin-
istration of the office of count attor-
ney was highly satisfactory. I was
importuned to run for a third term.
but declined to do so. I was married
in October. 1000. and have a wife and
two children. In the last ten years or
more I have been engaged in some of
the most important litigation in this
county and in this part of the state. I
uecame a canuiuaie lor congress in
this district unon the insistence of
a controversy before the board, but
when it comes to exercising reason
able common sense he is there with
the goods and is not at all backward
in pressing his views to a successful
conclusion. That is why he is popu
lar with the masses of the people,
who like a man that has common
sense and posses the nerve to exercise
it for what is right and just and that
is why the people are al lfor Mr.
The democrats of Cass county
should not forget that we have right
in our midst a candidate for delegate
to the democratic national convention
at St. Louis. He is in the person of
L. F. Langhortt, present chairman of
the county central committee, and a
gentleman who has performed laud
able work for his party. Mr. Lan
horst is one of our best citizens, and
should be honored by an election as
delegate at the primary April 18. Let
us all put our shoulders to the wagon
and boost Lou Langhorst by giving a
big vote on that date. Ha deserves
every democratic vote in Cass county.
Louisville Stays Dry.
From Wednf sday's Dally.
At the election held in Louisville
yesterday the question of whether or
not that city should have saloons was
submitted to the voters direct and on
the result the drys won by a majority
of seven. Louisville has been an off
and on the water wagon several dif
ferent times in the last few years and
last year it was voted dry and from
the reports received from that city
will continue to be without saloons.
Card to the Voters.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the nomination for County
Terasurer at the primaries to be held
on April 18, 1916.
With my service as deputy under
W. K. Fox for the past two terms 1
think I am qualified to perform the
duties of this office. Your vote for mc
will be highly appreciated.
Sales bi.'ls done quickly at the
Paxton Block, OMAHA
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