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PLArfSMttUTlI BEAlI-WEEKLT JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, MAY 11. 19l.
tZbz piattsmouth journal
Pt'HLlMtfelJ SfoMl-WfcEKI.V AT ri.A.TTSUOl Til, NfclJttASKA.
EnUredat Postofflce at Piattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY. x
Time generally is the best
doctor. - V
No man can tie a necktie when he's
Saturday and Sunday
What are the
Ilundrcds of women are reported to
Le fighting in the trenches in Europe.
The optimist is one who feels de
lighted when things are coming his
An ordinary lawn mower looks
more formidable to some men in this
town than an armored motor car.
Ycu can always tell a man who has
plenty of time cn his hands by the
careful way he studies the war maps.
We can't always tell what our
neighbors are thinking about, but
that don't keep us from trying to find
. :o :
Politicians in Washington seem to
think that Roosevelt holds the key to
the republican situation. Well, maybe
Some people wart the whole earth
and then they arc ready to grouch be
causo they only get their share by
working for it.
When the motor cars all get to run
ning on water instead of gasoline, will
the filling stations stay open on Sun
day so a thirsty prohibitionist can get
A Kentucky judge says a litigant has
the right to recover for a kick from
a mulo owned by a neighbor. He may
have the right to recover, but if the
mule is full grown the chances are he
Carianza is proving a signal fail
ure as president of Mexico, and it is
simply a question of time when some
one more competent will have to come
to the front and take the reins of gov
ernment. .o. v
This is the month of commencement
exercises and pretty graduates. This
formerly was in June, but this over
reached too much on the provinces of
the June bride, which of course, was
This time last year flaming picture
bills announced the coming of Yankee
Robinson's circus were up in the old
town, but no signs of any big shows
coming this year, as yet. But we
don't care, do you?
.A demonstration of loyalty to
America is one of the purposes of. a
great meeting to be held under the
auspices of the United Gcrman-Amer
ican societies and Austro-IIungarian
societies in New York June 24.
Dick Metcalfe of the Omaha Ne
braskan, seems to be well satisfied
with the result of the recent demo
cratic primary in Nebraska. He ought
to be, as he had about as much to do
with bringing about the result as any
other one person on earth.
As the smoke of the recent primary
battle has cleared away and the dem
ocrats who felt so greatly peeved over
the result are not threatening to do
this or do that, but are keeping quiet.
They sre, 'he most of them, too much
democratic to vote the republican
k :o :
Mayor Madgett of Hastings, must
hi'.ve taken his gubernatorial aspira
tions in earnest, judging from the
s mount of money he spent in his cam
paign. Over one year'.'? salary a
mayor went to quiet the bee in his
bonnet. Hut he is honest in statement
of what he epent, mere so, in
fact, than his successful opponent, A.
L. Sutton, who is somewhat leary in
Celling the great sum ho spent, or
Ir.hn f. TOnnedv. for senator, who
rp'-nt away up into the many thou
tands, so it is said.
SAME OLD GAME.
It is always safe to give our repub
lican friends credit for high-grade ef
ficiency in the art of breeding quar
rels between democrats, and especially
in campaign time.
Last Sunday the artistic Lincoln
staff correspondent of The Omaha
Bee gave wings to a "rumor" that
Edgar Howard would not accept the
democratic nomination for lieutenant
governor. The reason assigned for
Howard's refusal to accept the nomi
nation was the "rumor" that he -did
not want to run in- company with a
full set of "brewery" democratic nom
inees. The published "rumor" no doubt
originated in the fertile brain of Pell
Barrows, the keen and cunning rep
resentative of the Omaha Bee. It has
been well said of Barrows that he is
the most valuable man engaged in the
task of manufacturing republican
votes in Nebraska. His value arises
in his ability to promote internecine
strife in the democratic family. But
in this particular instance the talent
ed Barrows has overplayed the game.
He charges that the democratic state
ticket is made up of a very wet bunch
of "wets," when the fact is that the
nominated ticket is fairly divided be
tween friends and opponents of the
pending amendment. fc,ach nominee-
for a state office has his own convic
tions as to the amendment. Some are
for. and others against it. But this
fact will not serve to bring discord
between the nominees. Each accords
to the other the right to hold his own
views on a moral problem, but all will
be found working together like broth
ers for the promotion of legislation
along progressive lines for the good
of the whole party.
Perhaps the editor of The Telegram
is in better position than any other
man in Nebraska to sr.y what Edgar
Howard thinks about the Omaha Bee's
"rumor" that he will decline the nomi
nation for lieutenant governor. How
ever much the fact may distress such
an excellent friend as the republican
staff correspondent of the republican
Omaha Bee, it now becomes our duty
to announce that Edgar Howard has
1 t 1 1 " ?
never even areamea aoout declining
the nomination, and that he proposes
to hang onto it like the grim reaper
to a Senegambian.
The best hope in the republican
heart for success in Nebraska this
year is the hope that soothsayers can
breed trouble between the democratic
rtate nominees. It is aforlorn hope.
In all the history of Nebraska the
democratic party never nominated a
set of candidates more free from bick
erings than the present democratic
state nominees. It is a forlorn hope,
all the republican trouble-breeders
shall not nerve to create even the
smallest cloud of discord upon the
democratic skios. That democratic
ticket was not nominated for fun, save
only for the fun of carrying grief to
the camp of the republican campaign
managers. Edgar Howard in Colum
A refreshing showed Sunday even-
Any kind of gossip creates interest,
but gossip about a preacher creates
The sad and sudden announcement
is again made that Villa is dead.
"Long dead the Villa" this time.
Do the republicans of Nebraska
want Cummins, Hughes or Roose
velt? Cummins, by right, is tfceir
first choice, but who is their second-
Hughes or Roosevelt? We shall soon
Piattsmouth now has one of the best
ball teams in thi3 section of the state
but what is the pleasure of patrons of
the sport to go down to the park and
witness the Red Sox play inferior
teams Sunday after Sunday? Give
the people something for their money,
The Red Sox are capable of combat-
.ing teams a great deal better than
they have been playing.
Why not mcke this year's observ
ancc of Memorial day the biggest
demonstration of love and respect
ever shown in Piattsmouth for a long
time ? The fact that a great many of
those who did battle to save the union
are slipping awry every day, and it
will not be long until none will be left
to tell the tale. Let's have a demon
etration that will be an honor to
few remaining old veterans.
We all should be happy, but we
It will soon be time to begin band
There is nothing in happiness if it
isn't the real stuff.
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last chapter in a romance i3
usually written in court.
No person can serve fashion and
comfort at the same time.
We arc in favor of war W A R in
capital letters on -dandelions.
You have nearly six months to nail
the slats on your political fences.
Garden truck ia coming on amaz
ingly well; so is the dandelion crop.
It is surprising how little a man
can get along with, as compared with
what he wants.
A neutral is the man who does his
level best to get on both sides of the
fence at the same time.
This year's wheat yield will fall
short many million bushels, accord-
ng to the government forecast.
Occasionally, a fly makes its appear
ance in the house, but if your wife is
on the job he won't be there long. Fly
swatters are so cheap that no house
wife can afford to be without two or
hrce lying around.
The Nebraska delegation in the
house of representatives voted solidly,
both republicans and democrats,
against concurring in the provision of
he Chamberlain military bill provid
ing for a regular army of 250,000
Taken in its entirety we believe
that Piattsmouth is about as cleanly-
kept as any city Of its size in the
state. Of course, there are some peo
ple who fail to do their duty in keep
ing their homes as clean about the
premises as they should, but this can't
be helped, if they fail to show such
respect for themselves.
The size of -the regular army is li
able to be the one thing that congress
will disagree on at this session. The
joint conference committee are at
present as wide apart as the two
measures that passed the respective
houses, the senate committee standing
for 250,000 men while the house com
mittee are as firm for 140,000. The di
vision is among the democrats.
If matters on the Riq Grande get
any worse it would be a good idea to
turn the Texas Rangers loose upon
the greasers. They will make short
work with the bandit raiders. The
Texans still retain a good deal of the
spirit of old Sam Houston. The gov
ernment will eventually have to do
something of this kind if matters keep
on getting worse on the border.
"Mother's" day is next Sunday, and
of course it will be properly observed
in Piattsmouth. It is a beautiful cus-
tem, and should be universally ob
served. Some people have sought to
poke fun at "Mother's day" by having
"Father's day" established, but dad
don't care a continental about it. All
he wants to do is to make it pleasant
for mother and the children. So let it
go at that.
Nebraska road laws are ancient in
their construction. They were made
before the advent of the automobile,
close competition and denser popula
tion. We are not doiner what we
should for roads in this great state.
We need a highway commission. We
need publicity. We need co-operation
of the cities with the road overseers.
We are getting behind other states
that produce the same things we do.
The only solution of the problem is
the concentrated effort of the farmer
and business man.
It seems that when the allied com
mercial clubs of the state will use
"better roads" as the slogan for their
state meeting, that they are com
mencihg to fill a broader place than
they ever have before. ' Farmers, in
a way, haVe resented the commercial
club activity. They have felt that the
whole purpose of these organizations
is to make the farmer come to town
and trade. . The clubs are partially to
blame for this. They have ideals, of
course, but after they have allowed
their fight for more biiJilhess to get
the better of their judgment to the
detriment of many things that the
farmers need. The farmer i3 just a3
much a necessity in the building up
of the prosperity of a town as a mem
oer of the commercial club and in
many instances, a great real more
so. The farming community is a ne
cessity to the thrift of the town, and
they should receive a little public at
tention cs wft go along. ,
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Via STRANGE CASE joF MARY PAGE
They're Trying Mary Page
IS SHE GUILTY?
She Don't Know
Essanay's Great Series
Strange Case qf
and EDNA MAYO
at the Air Dome if favorable
weather at the Gem if not.
W. T. Scotten Some Iietter.
This morning W. T. Scotten, who
has been very low fcr the past few
days, is reported as being somewhat
improved and stronger than for sev
eral days. This change for the bet
ter has been very encouraging to the
family and friends and it is to be
hoped that he may continue to im
prove and be able to regain his health.
CUT THIS OUT IT
DONT MISS THIS. Cut out the
slip, enclose with 5c to Foley & Co.,
Chicago, 111., writing your name and
address clearly. You will receive in
return a trial package containing
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound for
bronchial coughs, colds and croup.
Foley Kidney Pills, and Foley Cathar
tic Tablets. Sold everywhere.
Train Hits Velocipede Car.
From Wednesday's DatiT.
This morning quite a little mix-up
occurred in the Burlington railroad
yards near the pumping station of the
water company when eastbound pas
senger train No. 4 ran into a veloci
pede car which was on the same track
and going west. The men on the car
saw the train coming and got them
selves out of the danger zone, but the
car was scatterel over the surround
ing country while several cans of paint
which were being taken out to Ore
apolis i3 smeared around over the
landscape. The loss, however,' will
not amount to a great deal.
TELLS WHAT SHE THINKS.
Anna Hawn, Cedar Grove, Mo.,
writes: "We think Foley's Cathartic
Tablets are the best liver pill we ever
got hold of, an they do not nauseate
or gripe, but act freely on the liver.'
Recommended for constipation, bloat
ing, sour stomach, gas on stomach,
bad breath, clogged or irregular bowel
action. Sold everywhere.
Single Comb Rhede Island Red
eggs. . $1.00 per 15; $5.00 per 100.
Baby chicks, 15c 6ach.
A. O. Ramge,
. Platts. 'Phon 3313.
giOO Reword i09
Thfe freaifcrs of this Pip?r Will bo
pleased ta IbArn that there Is til least
one dreaded disease .. that science has
been able to cure in all its stages and
that is catarrh. Catarrh belnff RreaUy
Influenced by constitutional conditions
re-quires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and
a-cts thru the B'.ortd on the Mucous fcur-,
face of the System thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease. Rlvlns the
patient strength by building: up the con
stitution and assisting nature In doing Its
jrork. The proprietors have so much
faith In the curative .powers of Hall's
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that It fails
to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address F J. CHBNei -. xoieao.
lOfciio. sold" by all Druggist,' 75c. '
GUAURANTY DEPOSIT LAW.
Upon the subject of, the bank guar
anty law a bitterly partisan man said
the other day, after every argument
against ifhad been met by these with
whom he talked Well, if all the
state banks in Nebraska would fail
there wouldn't be one one-hundredth
enough money in the guaranty fund
to pay all the depositors of the failed
If all the banks in the state failed
at the same time, of course there
wouldn't be enough money in the
guaranty fund to pay all their depos
itors. But, discerning reader, do you
realize what a condition would be
upon ur, in this state if it compelled
the closing of the doors of every state
bank? Who would profit by having
x-ecourse to the guaranty fund, any
way, at such a time? And if ruin so
sweeping and so devastating, as to
close the doorr, of every state bank
should come upen Nebraska, would it
do any depositor f?cod to have his
money or all of them to have theirs?
In fact, the situation ?.s pictured by
our friend, the enemy of this legisla
tion, is ab?urd, irrelevant, immaterial
and barred from further discussion
because no proper foundation has been
laid for its introduction and because
no such foundation can ever be laid.
incr-2 is, aru tnore can be, no vauu
criticism cf this feature of our state
banking law. When it was enaptod
by the democratic legislature of IV0V
there was one ver y small, insignificant
objection to it and that the objection
that the law was not general? y under
stood by the people and that, there
fore, it was not popular.
But that objection was mot long
aero. Not only did the closing of a
savings bank at Superior impress the
people there with the eflicacy of the
guaranty law. t ut now the closing of
a Decatur bank has served to remind
them, and th.D people of the entire
state, of the provisions of this very
wise and prudent legirlaticn.
Eastern and southern senators ob
jected to inserting a guaranty clause
in our national banking act in part be
cause such a proposal, they isisted,
was not popular nationally, and that
it could not be made effective. Senator
Hitchcock, who proposed this as an.
amendment to the currency bill, knew
otherwise. But he was unable to per
suade the objectors that such a step
was needed by the people.
Some dav the state and nation will
be agreed on the right of the nation
to enact this class of legislation, and
all states and the nation will follow
Nebraska in this particular. The ex
perience of Nebraska will be repeated
in other states, and in the ni'.ticn, and
then the nation will praise the guar
anty feature of bank regulation ju-t
as Nebraska now praises it without
regard to partisan or other lines.
"Better Roads" should be thj prin
cipal theme before the meeting of the
state commercial clubs in Omaha this
month. Roads are arteries of trade.
Good roads produce business. They
bring the farmer and the city resident
closer together for the benefit of both
elements. Now is the time for action
in this direction.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon, former speak
er of the house of representatives,
and now a member of congress, is S2
years of age. The writer knew Uncle
Joe 46 years ago, when he was elected
to the office of prosecuting attorney of
Douglass county, Illinois, and two
years later elected to congress, and
with the exception of four years has
been constantly in congress ever
since. He is reported hale and hearty
and may live to be one hundred. We
AN ESTABLISHED PRINCIPLE.
The democrats of Nebraska have
given their foal of approval to the
proposition that a man's position on
the liquor question should net be
made the test of his democracy. Thoy
have nominated some men who have
announced that they will vote for the
nrohibitorv amendment and some who
will vote against it. That is the sane j
"Dry" democrats and "dry" repub
licans may now co-operate through
the referendum for thadoption of the
amendment while Wil-on democrats
may work .together for the president
and regardless of their views on the
Edgar Howard for lieutenant gover
nor, Victor Wilson for railway com
missioner and G. L. Shumway for land
commissioner have all announced their
intention of voting for the prohibitory
Democrats generally have made iti
known that they will permit a mn to
have his own views on that question.
It is articularly gratifying that Doug
las .county, said to be strongly "wet,"
gave a majoiity to Mr. Wilson and to
Mr. Shumway. both long-time prohi
bitionists, and to Mr. Howard, who !
has declared in favor of the amend
ment. This disposition is" the very best de
velopment of the recent primaries. !
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Infaiits and Children Experience against Urxeritticiit. "
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and allays Fevcrisbness. For more than I2:iriy years i'j
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Flatulency, V.'ind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
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Saturday Night, April 13th
A Chanel Good Time Assured
Siusic by Holly's Orchestra
EmbMy OordialSy inviied
iiJSIQ BY PLflTTSfilOUTH ORCHESTRA
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